I live in a city with lots of traffic and air pollution, and I cycle to work in heavy traffic. I started wearing a Totobobo face mask while cycling to reduce the amount of gross stuff I'm forced to breathe during my commute. Thing is, those damn little filters look the same as a cotton pad, but they are 10-20x more expensive. Has anyone tried making/DIYing their own Totobobo filters? [more inside]
This is silly and at this point I feel like I should know better: I'm a little lost when it comes to using air purifiers and keeping windows open/closed. It makes sense that the less pollutants get inside the better, except I've never had to keep all the windows closed for long and I keep thinking that no fresh air will be terrible. How do normal people do this? [more inside]
I currently use vinegar to clean my humidifier, but it's starting to act funny and I'm wondering if I need to do a better/deeper clean. [more inside]
I love me some Gmail, so I'm kind of peeved with its most recent shenanigans. I rarely check my Trash, but out of curiosity I did this week and found a lot of messages that should not have been in the Trash. [more inside]
I'm working with someone (outside of the US) who is getting a series of harassing emails to her GMail account. The abuser is sending from a number of addresses, and is thus hard to identify or block by account. Is there a way to get GMail to block mail by IP address? Filters don't seem to do it, and I doubt reporting the abuse to Google will get a response. Other solutions would also be appreciated (yes, I am talking to her about potentially using other services). Thanks!
I'm trying to find all the areas of the US that have my ideal climate, and I'd like to do so by playing with data. Is there an app, site, or method that can help? (Or can you?) [more inside]
My neighbor smokes at all hours of the day and night. We don't have an AC and have to have our windows open at night in the summers, with a fan pointed out one window, drawing his smoke in the other while we try to sleep. It bothers me and my wife a lot. Wakes us up coughing dry throat. He won't stop, we asked nicely. Are there any sort of filters we can use as a screen that will make any difference? I think it's cigars.
I have a Gmail account, and I use Mail. I am signed up to a listserv. I get most of the emails sent to this listserv in my inbox, but some of them get spam-filtered and sent straight to junk. [more inside]
Pretty straightforward...what's the best spam filter for Mac's Mail program? [more inside]
How can I block all mention of The World Cup 2014 from my online life? [more inside]
I am trying to change the fresh air filter in my Samsung LG refrigerator. Unfortunately, the filter cover won't twist off - it's jammed in good and tight and won't budge. Hope me budge it! [more inside]
I maintain for my company a spreadsheet that contains a list of vendors and their associated information: address, contact(s), service area(s), service(s), website, and so on. It's becoming rather unwieldy as a vendor might have up to 5 different services, 2 addresses, 3 contacts each with their own email and phone number, etc. The information's all there, it's just very annoying to use. I had the idea of creating an "intranet" type website that staff could use to filter vendors by name, service area, service type, and so on, with the results displaying in an easy-to-read format (easier than a mile-long Excel sheet, anyway). I am open to solutions like Wordpress and Joomla, just not sure how best to implement. Any ideas? [more inside]
I want to: 1) Try to cut plastic out of my life, at least in coming into contact with beverages I consume. 2) Get my own coffeemaker for my house that doesn't have plastic. 3) Find a solution for drinking water that a) doesn't come in plastic or b) is filtered properly. My city has elevated levels of hexavalent chromium (or chromium 6, the stuff from Erin Brockovich) and Pur faucet filters or even Brita pitchers can't filter that out. [more inside]
I need a calendar that will work with SugarCRM and will allow me to search/filter records. Details inside. [more inside]
I regularly experience itching while at home, primarily on my shins, hips and lower back. I think I'm allergic to something in my water. I've long thought this was caused by soap as showers are when the itching is at it's worst, but after trial and error I've concluded that water is the cause. I've come to this conclusion by using a filter on my shower head which removes the problem after a few weeks. The problem is the showerhead with filter has caused many plumbing problems due to the reduced water pressure, so I'm back to the regular shower head. Is there another way to filter the water without causing plumbing problems, such as at the water heater itself? If not the water, could cats be the cause? [more inside]
Your child ate what? I'm fairly certain that Baby Tafetta swallowed herself one of the filters from the Nosefrida Snot Sucker this evening. The blue filter consists of moisture absorbing polyurethane. I tried unsuccessfully to sweep out her mouth a couple of times but found nothing. She was otherwise fine and finished her bottle before going to sleep. [more inside]
Does black carbon silt coming from the filter in my ZeroWater pitcher contain any of the stuff it filtered out? [more inside]
Whenever I change my furnace filter (approx every 60-90 days), it's always bent inwards towards the furnace fan. It's gotten significantly worse this year, and tonight when I tried to replace it, the filter was nearly sucked into the furnace. What causes this? Do I need to call for service? [more inside]
Summify (not to be confused with Summly) was purchased by Twitter and shutdown almost two years ago. I still miss it. News.me was touted as a viable alternative, but it no longer seems to be in active development and none of the alternatives seem to offer Summify's top-notch filtering/curation. [more inside]
I want to be able to treat my android wifi hotspot like a router and moderate the content that I can access through it. Is there something like a hosts file I can use? I want to block distracting websites. [more inside]
Buying-Our-First-House-Filter: Planning Edition. I've already read some of the other great AskMe threads about first homes and renovations and all of that, but one thing I haven't really seen (here or on the oft-recommended DIY blogs) is a solid recommendation or list of reviews of planning software related to home reno/landscaping. [more inside]
What brand/model of faucet-mounted water filter works best? [more inside]
We were kinda-sorta thinking about getting an undersink RO system, but now it has escalated, not to "urgent", but to "let's get this thing done". [more inside]
How do you screen for reliability and filter out self-centered/selfish nature in dating in real life and online dating? And, how do you find out whether a person (for dating or friendship) is a 'giver' or a 'taker'? By reliability and being a giver, I don't mean something as trivial as calling when they say they will. I mean more like being there for you when you are going through one or more major challenging life events, putting the relationship and "us" before individual interests especially when the going gets rough for you and not for them individually. Does this kind of reliability even exist among partners and can one really, truly, deeply trust another human being or do you feel you always have to watch your back even with a partner of months or years or decades?
Why is food coloring getting through our science fair filter? [more inside]
I'm trying to setup Opera to allow surfing on one site only, but my URL filter is failing me. [more inside]
I am totally overwhelmed trying to figure out what water (tap, bottled, filter, RO, etc.) to drink at home at this point. Can you help? [more inside]
I just filled out a tax form with a signature app where I "drew" my signature in the field (with a mouse) and it applied filter "smoothing" and other things to make it look like a real ink signature... It actually looked BETTER than my real hand written signature. Where can I get something like that to make my own ink looking images? [more inside]
Can I use my espresso maker without a metal filter? [more inside]
Recommend me bands highly similar to Filter. I really love them; do any mefi-ers know of very similar bands? I also really loved Army of Anyone, and was bummed when they disbanded! Thanks!!
1. How exactly does Starbucks treat their water? I've seen references to "famous triple-filtered" and "reverse osmosis" but nothing definitive or comprehensive. 2. Can this process be duplicated at home? If so, how? 3. Objectively, how is water that has gone through that process different from tap water or bottled water? 4. Subjectively, how would you describe the taste and mouthfeel if you wanted to say that I want water that is.... To me it feels both cleaner and more minerally, somehow fuller, maybe more alkaline? [more inside]
Travel filter regarding D.C., near election time...Has anyone ever traveled to D.C. say a week or two before the election? Mrs. Nash and I are headed to a wedding in Charlottesville the weekend of 10/27, and thought we'd make a short vacation trip down to D.C. before the wedding, but hotel prices seem to skyrocket in mid to late October, which got me thinking that there are probably all kinds of political types headed to the area in the two or three weeks leading up to the election on 11/4. Has anyone ever visited D.C. during this timeframe? If so, what was your experience like? Was it insane and best tackled on another trip?
How do I filter out e-mails with an empty To: fields in Gmail? [more inside]
Need to change an Everpure H-300-HSD filter cartridge. The model number on the cartridge is 9720-75. How important is this number? Ordering direct from the Everpure site seems to get me a generic 300-HSD filter, and I'm finding -74 and -76 and -72 and so on models with a price difference of twenty+ dollars on other sites such as Amazon. If I'm off a number is that likely to not work at all?
How to disable this new Facebook in-news-feed advertising? [more inside]
Is there a process for submitting feature requests/ideas to netflix? [more inside]
The Windows Live Family Safety content filter has a neat optional feature: instead of completely blocking a web page that might be inappropriate, it can display a warning that the user can then click through to visit the site if they really need to, and then a notification is sent to the parent or admin that they clicked through the warning to get to the site. Is there a similar system available for Mac OS? [more inside]
How to make my own water filter? [more inside]
Throw away or keep? A Maple Syrup love story. [more inside]
I left the cap off my motor oil for weeks, and dust, leaves, twigs, spiders, and who knows what may have fallen in there. Can I still use it in my car? Should I filter it first somehow?
greek filter! Some girls said "poli kalo avto" in my direction and giggled when I walked by today. I know it's lame, but i'm a bit curious about what it means.
How did my Yahoo mail get hacked to send spam without showing any login in recent history? [more inside]
Do you own a good countertop reverse osmosis water filter? Help me get one that's not made of pvc. [more inside]
I feel a little strange during/after running my air purifier (non-ozone). Any ideas on what this means? [more inside]
Why does my fridge's filtered water taste ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE but only at certain times of day? [more inside]
Is there a gmail search operator that will return all contacts? [more inside]
I'm basically one of Pavlov's dogs when it comes to email. So let's address the salt and bells of today's technology.
What's the best way to filter mail on the mail app for mac? [more inside]
I broke up with my first girlfriend of 2 years last night; did I do the right thing? / What am I doing with my life? *CAUTION: WALL OF TEXT *
I broke up with my first girlfriend of 2 years last night; did I do the right thing? / What am I doing with my life? *CAUTION: WALL OF TEXT * [more inside]
Anybody knows the music to this video of the Move your Money project? MYM is a fascinating concept, but I'd be even more happy with the music played here.
Twitterfilter: What URL will return original tweets with the #muckreads hashtag? (unique, filtering out all retweets, old style & new) [more inside]