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Incidence of personality disorders by occupation

Is anyone aware of any studies/articles/information that talks about the frequency of certain personality disorders by occupation? Is this even a thing? Just idle curiosity...
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Jun 24, 2014 - 11 answers

How unusual is the recent pattern of earthquakes in California?

Within the last month there's been a 6.9 off the Northern California coast which I did not feel, a 4.4 near Westwood which I felt, a 5.1 near La Habra which I felt, and a swarm of aftershocks (?) of the La Habra earthquake which I haven't felt. That seems like an unusually large number of earthquakes to me. Has anyone crunched the numbers to find out if the earth has been shaking in California more than usual?
posted by rdr on Mar 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me help someone help someone else with their homework!

Can anyone direct me to a formula/table that will tell me what length to cut a metal pipe to make a chime with a predetermined pitch? They need to make a set of chimes. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Feb 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Moving to the UK from the US: How do we avoid buying new phones?

We are moving to London and we'd like to bring our American mobile phones to use with whatever British network provider we decide to sign up with. We will no longer have a contract with our US carrier once we move. What do we have to do in order to use UK (and other European) SIM cards in our phones and have them work as well as they did in the US? Complication: Verizon [more inside]
posted by theory on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Cross-cultural meal times & frequency

How standard is the 3-meals-a-day eating behaviour? What about times of day for eating, x-culturally? It would be interesting to hear any insights from folks outside of North America. Thank you!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Nov 22, 2013 - 22 answers

Will my appliances work in Europe?

I'm moving to Germany in a couple of months and have a few questions about using various 110V US-purchased appliances on the local 220V power. Specifically the 50Hz/60Hz issue - how big of a deal is it? My understanding is that anything with a motor may have a shorter lifespan and run somewhat less efficiently (and of course anything that uses AC for timing will run slow), but any other issues? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on May 13, 2013 - 10 answers

*Carrier lost*

SO has been constantly texting a new friend for months on end and it is making me uncomfortable. How much is too much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 49 answers

More than just a birthday thing, right?

I have a question about the average frequency of a particular sexual act... NSFW to be sure. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 14, 2013 - 32 answers

How often is too often to bug a company MD about a job?

MD said he would talk to me about a graduate position opening up this year. Haven't heard anything yet and I do not want to let this one slip through my fingers. How communicative should I be, and by what means? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Jan 28, 2013 - 8 answers

please help my create a spreadsheet from a list of links.

I want to create a spreadsheet from the hyperlinks and words in a word list on Wiktionary. Please take me through the steps. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 20, 2012 - 8 answers

What determines the frequency of arc currents when arcs occur inside a microwave oven?

What determines the frequency of the arc current when an arc occurs inside a microwave oven? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Oct 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What are YOUR list of tasks that you do daily, weekly, monthly, annually of anything home/cat related?

I'm bad at cleaning up after myself and keeping things tidy/clean. Please help me change this. How often do YOU clean things? [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Oct 16, 2012 - 38 answers

I know seven ways to knot a tie, but not a way to clean it

Oh great neck accessory wearing people of metafilter. How often do you clean your ties? How do you go about cleaning your ties? [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Aug 1, 2012 - 21 answers

How does a tone relate to a frequency?

I have been playing around with Audacity recently trying to understand a bit more about sound in general. One question I'm having trouble wrapping my head around is: How does Tone and Frequency relate? For instance, the 2600 Hz is a high-pitched tone. Does that mean that anything that produced that same tone would be at 2600 Hz? And does it mean that for the entire range of human hearing -- all of those Hz -- that one tone corresponds to a particular frequency? I am looking for some basic explanation or even tools to play with...
posted by tcv on Jun 21, 2012 - 13 answers

All I ask is an email, damn it!

For those of you who don't contact your SO every day - and for those of you who got used to a SO who goes radio silent: Help! I'd love some perspective. [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Apr 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Would an alien radio pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle?

If an alien located on a planet 100 light years from here was to switch on a big, multi-frequency radio receiver, and record all the noises coming from outer space for the next hundred years, on all frequencies, how many soap operas, advertisements and new broadcasts would they pick up from Earth? Would a mass-market radio, similar to our Earthly equivalents, pick up anything? Over time, as the number of Earth transmissions increases exponentially, would the alien pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

What was this geometric creature builder website?

Several years ago, I saw a website with a fun little flash or javascript applet thingy where you could build little tensegrity structure creatures, then have oscillating movements applied to the pieces, so that the structures would seem to "walk". I don't remember what it was called! From memory, one of the simpler structures looked sort of like this. What was it? Is it still online? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

omfg i hate peeing

I recently started getting UTIs and bladder inflammation after every weekend I go to see my boyfriend and have sex with him. I need some guidance so I know what kinds of questions to ask my doctor, 'cause I am damn tired of needing to pee in pain every 10 goddamn seconds. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jul 27, 2011 - 65 answers

Tweets Per Second on TWITTER.COM

Hi, How many tweets (twitter service) are published per second circa June 2011? And do you think it is increasing exponentially? References would be great. Regards.
posted by raphael19 on Jun 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Name that algorithm

Do you know of a hashing or encryption function that produces results of varying length depending on the frequency of the input? [more inside]
posted by outlier on May 26, 2011 - 14 answers

I got 99 problems and Excel isn't one of them.

How do I, using Excel, determine the frequency of orders, the minimum/maximum amount per customer and the average order size? [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on May 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Word Frequency Counts

Can I compute how frequently a word occurs in general English text? I have a list of about 2000 words, and I want to sort it with the most common words first. [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Mar 28, 2011 - 27 answers

How can I have more sex with my boyfriend?

I hope this isn't bratty, but I want to have more sex and I don't get why my boyfriend doesn't. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 - 31 answers

Text analysis software

Suggestions for text analysis tools, please! Following a short discussion in the Metatalk infodump thread with cortex and iamkimiam, I realized that we'd appreciate suggestions for tools that can analyze text corpora and text files. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Dec 12, 2010 - 5 answers

New Radio Frequency Uses

Recently the FCC auctioned off parts of the radio frequency spectrum that were freed up with the transition to digital TV. Can someone summarize exactly what happened and what those frequencies are being used for? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a tool to trawl a website and generate a frequency count for specific words I'm interested in?

Is there a tool to trawl a website and generate a frequency count for specific words I'm interested in? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Could somebody listen to Russia, for a moment?

Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 5, 2010 - 9 answers

How long does it take to reset one's tolerance to marijuana?

How long does it take to reset one's tolerance to marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Mrs. Poops-Too-Much

Help. How can I make myself poop less frequently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Cockadoodle STFU!

I need some earplugs to block out rooster crows while I sleep. Help! [more inside]
posted by @homer on Jul 20, 2009 - 21 answers

The voice of me.

I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Health effects of very light cigarette smoking over the long term

What are the health effects of very light cigarette smoking (1-3 per week) over the long term? [more inside]
posted by Simon Barclay on Mar 16, 2009 - 14 answers

What is the word frequency distribution in the NY Times?

How many different words (excluding proper nouns) appear in the New York Times on average? [more inside]
posted by stevekinney on Jan 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for a compact Chinese character frequency chart with English pronunciation key for Cantonese.

Looking for a compact Chinese character frequency chart with English pronunciation key for Cantonese. [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 5, 2009 - 0 answers

I can haz sexzy t1m3? Wiz scaredz of s3x catz?

Okcupid.com: she's "less desiring of sex". I'm "more desiring of sex". Should I avoid? She's cute. Slightly NSFW details inside, if your boss is reading over your shoulder. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 40 answers

Let he who be without sine...

Why are sine waves considered "pure" tones? Why do we consider sinusoids the building blocks of periodic functions? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jun 28, 2008 - 35 answers

Anyone able to find an Armenian terrestrial TV frequency list?

Armenia terrestrial television frequency list? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 27, 2008 - 1 answer

health effects of low frequency sound

What are some reputable resources on the deleterious health effects of low frequency sound / vibration? [more inside]
posted by fleetmouse on Jan 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Is voltage/frequency all I need to know to bring my appliances from Brazil to the US?

Is voltage/frequency all I need to know to use my brazilian appliances in the US? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Jun 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Walkie Talkies in Europe?

Can I use my 462.5625 Mhz walkie talkies in Europe? I know this frequency band is for public use in the US. Is it also for public use in Europe (Netherlands, Germany and Italy)? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on Jun 16, 2007 - 3 answers

I'm bleeding from my hands. So why can't I hear?

Hypotension/hypovolemia as a low-pass filter: I got cut, I went into shock, and then everything started sounding funny. I'd guess it was a 40 dB (±10) rolloff, which began near 200 Hz (±50) and left me with nothing above 1kHz. How in the world? Story, discussion of numeric estimates, off-the-cuff physiological speculations, etc... [more inside]
posted by eritain on May 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Tools for Word Frequency Analysis

Is there a recent American Word Corpus available for free? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Generating pure tones...

Generating pure sound tones at a specific power level, for recording to a CD... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Can high frequency sounds transmit through windows?

Can a 17kHz sound transmit through windows? [more inside]
posted by SoulNoise on Mar 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does my turn signal blink faster when one of them goes out?

Why do my turn signals blink faster if one of them goes out? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Oct 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Excel Help for Pie Graph of Frequency of Appearance of Values in a Column?

ExcelFilter: I need help creating a pie chart as a separate worksheet in Excel that counts how often values appear in a column and creates a pie graph based on that data. I'm stumped, I'm not using the right Google terms, and my company's help desk couldn't guide me through the process, either. (That sounds awkward, so I describe it more comprehensibly inside.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Can You Hear That Dog?

How can I generate an audio frequency only dogs can hear? [more inside]
posted by freudianslipper on Jul 16, 2005 - 18 answers

Interstitial Cystitis

Does anyone have any remedies for Interstitial Cystitis? [more inside]
posted by pony on Jul 11, 2005 - 7 answers

My Mac Mini Display Detection Dilemma

I've made the switch to a Mac Mini, and unfortunately it seems to be detecting my monitor capabilities incorrectly; how can I override this autodetection, or otherwise get around the problem? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on May 28, 2005 - 17 answers

Portable Phone Frequencies

What's the difference between the various frequency bands for portable phones? I wish to buy a portable phone / digital answering machine for my home (not a cellular phone), and have noticed they come in 900Mhz, 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz versions. Is there a difference between these that I should know about before buying a phone?
posted by jacquilynne on Apr 18, 2005 - 18 answers

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