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update on the Barier, floating soccer-ball dwelling?

I'm trying to find out what's up with this structure, designed for maximum resistance to earthquakes and flooding. [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Jul 13, 2015 - 3 answers

We Are Hoping For An Answer to this Hemingway Question

At the end of Chapter 30 of A Farewell to Arms, and the beginning of Chapter 31, the narrator is floating (by himself) down a river and refers to "we" a couple of times. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Feb 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Who is the original artist of this image if floating islands?

I can't source which artist creating this fantastic image: link to floating islands click here Can anyone plead help? Image search engines have been useless! [more inside]
posted by flexiverse on Mar 27, 2014 - 7 answers

It kidnaps the children and floats away

A friend of mine is trying to identify a children's book she read once. The plot involves an island floating in two children's backyard. The children (girl and boy) naturally explore the island, and it floats away with them on it. They come across other islands in the sky, some of which are inhabited. Later they have an argument and dig a ditch across the middle of the island. Book was probably mid to late 20th century, probably English (as in England). It is not Gulliver's Travels or Floating Island by Anne Parrish. I have failed, can you help?
posted by Athanassiel on Aug 8, 2013 - 5 answers

word up

I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 26, 2012 - 3 answers

What is the difference between floating point accuracy and precision?

What is the difference between floating point accuracy and precision?
posted by conrad101 on Jan 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Going against the flow

Can a dead body somehow float upstream in a river? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jun 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Where the heck was this floaty grasslandy thing?

What was the location for this poorly remembered Ripley's Believe It Or Not exhibit of a floating grassland I saw as a kid? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Feb 6, 2011 - 7 answers

±99 Luftballons

I would like to float using balloons. Is this possible? How many will I need? [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Aug 29, 2010 - 21 answers

How can I make a div expand vertically to fit it's float'ed content?

I'm racking my brains trying to figure out what seems to be an easy problem I'm having with CSS. It has to do with a div not resizing to contain two floated div's inside it. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Oct 8, 2009 - 10 answers

I really don't know what to put here for this...

My favorite beer commercial ever... I remember it but can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Feb 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Neurological disease identification help?

Does anybody know the name of the neurological disease which breaks the connections of your passive feeling nerves but still leaves you able to control your limbs? [more inside]
posted by unrequited on Sep 28, 2006 - 4 answers

How to build your own Atlantis.

So i was kicking the old peanut around and wondered if anyone else ever thought about getting some old oil tankers and converting them into a floating nation. [more inside]
posted by stilgar on Feb 18, 2006 - 45 answers

Element assuming height of floating element?

CSSFilter: How do I get a container element to adopt the height of a floating list? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Mar 14, 2005 - 5 answers

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