What I want is simple: I pluck the guitar string (or make some other sound), and the app tells me the frequency in Hz. [more inside]
Hi, I'm trying to put together a week of lectures on Women in Refrigerators for my students and I have gone and found Gail Simone's old list and looked at Feminist Frequency's episodes for Bitch Magazine, and I have some passages from a myth textbook and Joseph Campbell's work. But I want to add one of my favorite podcasts, On the Media. I vaguely remember the host Brooke Gladstone talking to a guest once and she says that when she was younger and she remembers watching those old black and white movies like Perils of Pauline she remembers there being something vaguely erotic or sexual about the way that the evil villains would tie up the damsels in distress and leave them on the railroad tracks, and she may have said she wrote her masters thesis on it? But I can't find a thesis on Proquest or JStor that Brooke published, anyone with a fantastic memory?
Is there a quick way, using Python or Ruby or whatever, to read a wav file for several tones and import the time of the onset of different tones? [more inside]
My husband and I were enjoying the new 'Godspeed, You Black Emperor' album, entitled 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress.' We were digging it. Then we got to song #3, "Lamb's Breath"... at some point in the song (hard to say when, and I'm too spooked to listen to it again) the keyboard drops into a long droning sound... [more inside]
I have an Android phone using lollipop. I would ideally like gmail to sync at multiple frequencies -- more often on wifi, less often on data, never overnight. But this isn't an option with the gmail app, which is push (my poor battery) or manual (I forget, then it acts up). What are the best options to have my phone do what it wants? I'm ok paying for an app, changing my mail app, etc.
I'm wondering if there's any info on severe allergies and their frequency in different populations. [more inside]
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...
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?
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]
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]
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!
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]
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]
I have a question about the average frequency of a particular sexual act... NSFW to be sure. [more inside]
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]
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]
What determines the frequency of the arc current when an arc occurs inside a microwave oven? [more inside]
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]
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]
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...
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]
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]
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]
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.
Do you know of a hashing or encryption function that produces results of varying length depending on the frequency of the input? [more inside]
How do I, using Excel, determine the frequency of orders, the minimum/maximum amount per customer and the average order size? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
How long does it take to reset one's tolerance to marijuana? [more inside]
Help. How can I make myself poop less frequently? [more inside]
I need some earplugs to block out rooster crows while I sleep. Help! [more inside]
I want to produce a continuous synth tone from a sample of my own voice. [more inside]
What are the health effects of very light cigarette smoking (1-3 per week) over the long term? [more inside]
How many different words (excluding proper nouns) appear in the New York Times on average? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why are sine waves considered "pure" tones? Why do we consider sinusoids the building blocks of periodic functions? [more inside]
Armenia terrestrial television frequency list? [more inside]
What are some reputable resources on the deleterious health effects of low frequency sound / vibration? [more inside]
Is voltage/frequency all I need to know to use my brazilian appliances in the US? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there a recent American Word Corpus available for free? [more inside]
Generating pure sound tones at a specific power level, for recording to a CD... [more inside]
Can a 17kHz sound transmit through windows? [more inside]
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