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Get the lead out

I live in one of those locations in the US where we have high levels of lead in the water, according to recent reputable news stories. Unsurprisingly, my tap water tastes like metal garbage. My Brita is not really filtering out the taste. What kind of filter do I need to buy, or do I need to stick to water I buy from the store (which seems insane)? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Apr 8, 2016 - 16 answers

Simple browser based Instagram-like photo editing?

Now that Google Photos has premiered, it appears that they've gutted the browser based photo editing features from Google+ Photos. I miss being able to quickly upload an image from my computer and tweak a bunch of Instagramish filter settings to get that lo-fi look that all the kids love nowadays. Are there any good equivalents out there, or is there a way to get the old photo editing capability back? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Jun 4, 2015 - 5 answers

Problem with Access filters

I've built a simple database in Access, with a form function for the people who are inputting data. But the forms are acting very strange and I'm not sure how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Mar 4, 2015 - 1 answer

Replacement for iPhoto (on iOS) Oil Painting and Watercolor filters?

The iPhoto app on iOS had two excellent photo filters that I liked a lot in certain situations: Watercolor and Oil Painting. I've seen nothing else as good as either of them in any other app (I am aware of the Waterlogue app, which also provides some interesting effects). Unfortunately, as of iOS 8.0, Apple no longer supports iPhoto for iOS. [more inside]
posted by Prawn on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Building a lens filter system

What would be a good system/brand for lens filters without costing the earth? [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Sep 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Best water filter?

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 - 15 answers

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]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Even Eudora c. 1994 could do this! Come on, Outlook 2007...

Outlook 2007 rule to filter messages based on whether it was sent to a specific group of people? HOW? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jun 10, 2011 - 9 answers

What brand of engine air filter should I use?

What brand of engine air filter should I use? [more inside]
posted by millions on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 answers

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail?

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot on Dec 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Please identify the app.

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 - 3 answers

Help forwarding offline gmail SMS to new email?

Help forwarding offline gmail SMS to new email? [more inside]
posted by audio on Jul 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Retro photo filters software for Mac?

Standalone programmes similar to the "Hipstamatic" iPhone app? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jul 2, 2010 - 5 answers

One-button solution for PR spam in Gmail

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 - 12 answers

Grinchy Spam Filters

Christmas Email Conundrum: How exactly do Spam Filters work? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Dec 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Using multiple canister filters?

Is it possible to connect two external aquarium canister filters in the same closed loop? [more inside]
posted by BritishGas on Apr 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Hate the govenment, not the people.

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 - 12 answers

Overall size of SLR lens and/or filter market?

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 - 7 answers

Should I get an ionized air filter?

Should I get an "Ionized Air Filter"? [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Oct 15, 2007 - 16 answers

DIY Neutral Density filter?

Photography: How to make your own DIY Neutral Density filter? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Sep 15, 2007 - 10 answers

To be honest, I'd rather think that it was unintentional.

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 - 38 answers

Filter filter

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 - 7 answers

Keeping a kid on-task

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 - 39 answers

How can I bypass my school's packet filter?

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 - 15 answers

Roll-up cigarettes: Do you use a filter?

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 - 12 answers

Copying message filters between Thunderbird mail accounts

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 - 4 answers

Reommend Nikon D70 lens, filters and accessories.

Which lens, filters, and accessories would you recommend for a Nikon D70 digital SLR camera? [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Nov 24, 2004 - 17 answers

Point and shoot film camera suggestions

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 - 15 answers

What's the best spam filter?

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 - 9 answers

Rejecting bogus "mail returned" email

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 - 3 answers

Infrared with Canon Powershot?

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 - 5 answers

What's the deal with waterfilters?

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 - 10 answers

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