I want to start filtering my tap water with those things that screw onto the faucet or those pitchers you fill up with water. What is the best (in terms of actual badness removed) thing I could run to Costco, WalMart, Target, or similar and pick up tonight?
posted by jsturgill
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Can someone identify what filter or effect this is. I believe it's an iPhone app. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by rmmcclay
on Nov 29, 2010 -
I get a lot of PR spam to my Gmail account. Is there a Greasemonkey script (or something else entirely) that can make this one repetitive task easier? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Is it possible to connect two external aquarium canister filters in the same closed loop?
posted by BritishGas
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Relaying potentially 'subversive' information to a friend in China via email. How can I best go about it? Would IM be better? [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Mar 18, 2008 -
I am looking for an estimate of the overall size of the SLR lens market (U.S. or world) and/or market size for filters (polarizing etc)...my google-fu has failed me! [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Feb 20, 2008 -
What's up with that annoying fast-motion digital effect that's been popping up in movies the past few years? I think it's supposed to make things look scary, but it really has the effect of making everything look like a bad Benny Hill comedy.
Is this something that directors do to their movies on purpose, or is it a byproduct of some sort of digital processing? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Oct 13, 2006 -
I shot a roll of print film (Kodak Gold 200) using the wrong filter (80a instead of polarizing). Can it be fixed in the developing — like when you push b/w film — or later, in the computer?
posted by LeLiLo
on May 30, 2006 -
My teenage son is way too involved with IM and a MUD, to the exclusion of his homework, and it's turning into a real problem. He needs the Internet for his homework, so we don't want to cut him off, just restrict some of the services he's over-using. But our DSL modem won't allow us to implement the restrictions we need. [more inside]
posted by lhauser
on Apr 4, 2006 -
Is it possible to bypass a packet filter in order to log onto AIM from my school's network? Filtering is combination URL filtering via Sonic Wall and packet filtering via Packet Hound. We have tried proxies but have been met with little success, we need a simple lightweight solution.
posted by SuperCoolZane
on Jan 19, 2006 -
Roll-up cigarettes: Do you use a filter? I'm just learning to add a filter to my roll-ups. It's a bit fiddly. And I'm wondering what your experiences with it are and whether it's worthwhile learning. I've been told that by adding a filter, the smoke will be less carcinogenic. To me, at least. Thanks for the input!
posted by timyang
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Is there a way of copying message filters for one Thunderbird mail account to another? I have a ton set up, and want to apply them to another account without having to do them all over again manually. I imagine there must be some config file that I can cut and paste to do this? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Nov 25, 2004 -
camera filter - i am looking for a cool little vintage or new standard (film) camera, an aluminum clad, small and nifty point and shoot... recommendations?
posted by specialk420
on Oct 15, 2004 -
spamfilter - whats the latest hot ticket... i've tried cloudmark - and liked it.. what else do people recommend these days?
posted by specialk420
on Sep 9, 2004 -
Spam-a-lot: Are there spam filters that can reject phony "Mail returned" virus e-mails by comparing the "failed" address to what you've actually sent? Such hoaxes are dominating my daily spam quotient, despite my use of spam-blocker Razor. But it seems like these would be easy enough for a program to detect.
posted by inksyndicate
on Jul 28, 2004 -
I have a Canon Powershot s50 digital camera which I dearly love. Is it possible to take infrared shots with it? I had a infrared filter for my old nikon fm slr, which, when used with infrared film, worked very well. I assume there must be some way to mount the same kind of filter on the digital camera, but will the sensor pick up the resultant filtered infrared image?
posted by luriete
on Jun 28, 2004 -
What's the deal with waterfilters? They're either sold like razors, with overpriced cartridges, (Pur
) or offered through cheesy networks of multi-level-marketing that look like something from the Davinci Code
After doing some googling I got interested in aquasana
then discovered they were spamming usenet as recently as 1999. That sets my spider sense a-tingling.
I have yet to find an unsponsored site with reviews of filters, but Dr. Weil
suggests a combination of charcoal and KDF for most filtering needs. Is there any reliable information out there, or do any of you have positive or negative experiences?
We're looking for something that will fit under our sink and make our highly mineralized well water taste good. Filtering out toxic crud is an added bonus. Thanks in advance!
addendum: This site
(the NSF) has some good data, but no price-per-gallon.
posted by mecran01
on Mar 18, 2004 -