I plan to hand weave a luxuriously soft bed blanket for myself. I am a handspinner so will be able to spin blends if required. Which protein fiber should I use? Qiviut/Vicuna is too expensive but I do have cashmere/silk/yak/baby camel/alpaca etc. in my stash. It does not need to be really warm (I live in a warm climate) but I will like it to be as soft and luxurious as sleeping under a cloud.
Anyone know how to find out if there is any fiber optic service in the Glendale/Montrose/La Crescenta/ Tujunga general area? (within say five miles of this area?) The Verizon, Time Warner etc. fiber optic "search availability" functions are really vague... even if you get them on the phone, they tell you to provide a specific address. How can they not have some sort of record of where they have laid cable??
I have a fast fiber optic Internet connection, and it works great when wired directly into my PC. But as soon as I connect a router, I lose 60% or more of the download speed. [more inside]
So I've decided that I need to make my own damn cereal. I DO NOT WANT HOT CEREAL. I want to know how I can make my own COLD cereal, which can be used as the base for milk and blueberries. [more inside]
Preferably plain, preferably low fat, and preferably from Kroger. The yogurt is for an elderly family member, and the plan is to add fresh fruit. For bonus points, any suggestions for a natural fiber supplement to mix in would also be beneficial. I've heard flax seed is used for that purpose, though other/better suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
What are your favorite healthy plant-inclusive dinners that you actually get excited to shop for, cook, and eat? I'm looking less for "I put onions in my sauteed spinach" or "I cook lentils into a flavorless gruel," and more for something like "I roast chicken with garbanzos and cherry tomatoes, then serve it with a smokey yogurt sauce." [more inside]
Help me find the right fiber patch cord between an HP and a Cisco switch. [more inside]
I just started a low-fat, vegan diet for health reasons, and I think I overdid it on the fiber. I had chickpeas for dinner last night, raisin bran with flax milk for breakfast, lentil soup for lunch... and now my tummy hurts. In a poopish sort of way, except I don't have to actually go, if that makes any sense. [more inside]
I need to make circular shapes - consistently and regularly - from a material that can only be described as fibrous clay with some waxy residue. I need to find some kind of hand-held device/gadget that will make these circular shapes without breaking. [more inside]
What are your favorite recipes that fulfill the following criteria: low in carbohydrates, lots of good fats, medium to generous on the fiber, and filling/hearty? I'm thinking veggies, soups, and sides, mostly, since that's where my recipe book is weakest. [more inside]
What causes feces to sometimes leave excessive, difficult-to-remove residue on the perianal area or on toilet paper? What causes it not to leave any residue at all? Is it related entirely to macronutrient intake (fat, fibre, water)? Or are other factors involved? [more inside]
I have angered my stomach, and don't know how to get it back on track. Details that I can't believe I'm talking about inside. [more inside]
Is eating peanut shells on a regular basis a bad idea? [more inside]
What is good business (fibre?) internet access in San Francisco? [more inside]
Is gigabit (fiber) internet access all that? [more inside]
I need some advice on best hardware / best practice when running ethernet over fiber optic. [more inside]
What are some delicious high-fiber (and ideally high-protein and low-carb) foods I could eat for breakfast? [more inside]
Weird disease? While cleansing my skin (oil cleansing method), I eventually pulled out what I thought were blackheads, but were actually a mass of black fibers tangled together (too thin for hair). Since noticing this, I realize that some of the blackheads my skin releases appear to be these same fibers. The only thing I can find online is Morgellons disease, but I don't have the feeling of bugs crawling under my skin, and I don't have lesions. Any ideas? [more inside]
I've got a very simple plastic widget that I wish to duplicate in carbon fiber. I'm looking, naturally, for that deep piano finish that CF can provide and I need the replacement to be 3-dimensionally identical. The trick is that this widget has a bit of thickness to it, even though only one side is exposed. Are there any good online tutorials or technique write ups on how to make a solid thing out of composite material? [more inside]
I need help making healthier dishes. Any recipe ideas or great sites for this? [more inside]
How do I clean an old brittle fiber-optic spray lamp? [more inside]
How do I clean out a vacuum hose that has been blocked by light carpet fibers left over from carpet installation? [more inside]
How does hemp powder spoil? What would determine if it was no longer able to be consumed? What are some non-food uses for hemp powder? [more inside]
Dietary fibre: how much and how much water to go with it? [more inside]
Is Verizon lying to me? [more inside]
According to this bag of prunes I'm eating, one serving only has 3 grams of fiber, which doesn't sound like very much. So (a) how did prunes get a reputation for being a cure for constipation and (b) is there something else I should be eating to get the desired effect?
Technical question about Fiber optic cables: Does anybody know why the only make Angle Polish Connectors for singlemode cable and not multimode. What is the purpose of an angle polish connector? [more inside]
What kinds of exotic fibers should I get an expert weaver as a gift, and where can I buy them? [more inside]
Large bowel movements + low-flow toilet = problems. [more inside]
What could cause this particular intestinal condition? Yucky details inside. [more inside]
"Small Red Beans". Do these really have 16g of fiber per 1/2 cup serving? I've seen them under the Goya, Iberia, and Wal-mart brands, all of them having 60 calories per 1/2 cup, with 16 grams of fiber. This is significantly more than every other type of bean. [more inside]
Where can I buy fiber optic cable in a brick-and-mortar store in NYC? Small quantities only. Thanks.
I am looking for vendor sources to purchase used optical network transport equipment (OC-12/OC-48 generation) and spare parts. [more inside]
Tips for working with optical fibers (stripping, cleaving, aligning, etc.)? [more inside]
Am I getting rid of my fiber? [more inside]
How can I practice/learn fiber optic networking without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Traveling in Japan. Bowels frozen tighter than Renee Zellweger's face after a Botox binge. Advice. [more inside]
Is there a pill or powder that has the opposite effect of a stool softener? I eat lots of fiber and I need something to negate its effects. [more inside]
I have a home network that is working fine except for emails from one server. The problem is not the server. What else could it be? more inside... [more inside]
Is it pathological, pointless or unhealthy to fiber-load for weight loss? [more inside]
I need help converting a single mode fiber connection to a multi mode connection. [more inside]
Compliant-vs-speed filter: Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber, aggressive vs less-aggressive? Steel junkies leave your opinions at the door please. [more inside]
I am prepping my old 18' catamaran for the summer and I would really like to restore the gelcoat finish on the fiberglass to a bright sheen. Can I use a regular buffing wheel, rubbing compound and wax that I would use on my car? [more inside]
How can I glut my powerful lust for sweet sweet dried apricots without enduring such dire consequences as gaining intimate familiarity with tiled flooring and experiencing spewful crappings?
Is it possible to eat too much fiber? And no, I don't mean fiber cabling.
Health question involving constipation. More inside to prevent offending delicate sensibilities. [more inside]