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I'm a boring person and I want boring music to go with my life.

I want boring music to listen to. Not even elevator music: hallway music. Dull, faceless corridor music. Cheesy, soothing, soft. Commercial music, the kind of music that men in the 1970s thought would induce people to feel groovy and buy stuff. The music that plays in Animal Crossing while you get your haircut. Ceefax music. Music you'd hear in an old Mad Men episode. Music that just sits there and doopey-doops while I concentrate and get important stuff done.
posted by glhaynes on Aug 23, 2014 - 57 answers

Electronicsfilter: AC adapter compatible w/ off-brand (System76) laptop?

Can you help me figure out which affordable AC adapter would be compatible with a System 76 Bonobo Extreme laptop ? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Nov 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for tech off the beaten path.

I keep hearing about cool and cheap new gizmos obtained from Asia via ebay and other online sources out of the mainstream - inexpensive IPS monitors, Android set-top boxes, etc. Is there a good resource that covers these no-name wonders shipped to your doorstep from abroad? Articles, posts or blog entries about what's out there, how they actually work, and where to order them from would help... as would a guide to how to tell a scam from a steal, and dangers in ordering stuff this way.
posted by Slap*Happy on Feb 15, 2013 - 10 answers

VADO HD Battery - Help Needed Please

Where can I find a replacement generic battery for VADO HD? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Dec 26, 2012 - 0 answers

The opposite of 'what is worth spending on'

What store-brand products are a good value? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Nov 22, 2012 - 45 answers

Almost willing to give the emails in my spam folder a shot...

Currently seeking a safe, reliable courier through which I can order medication online on the cheap and with little hassle. [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Oct 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Generic calendar --> Date-pegged calendar

Calendar scripting to create a generic Week 1-10 structure and then mapping the generic to actual calendar dates. What tools can I use for this? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 11, 2012 - 3 answers

If I Save on Skin Care, I Can Send my Kid to Summer Camp!

When it comes to skin care products, are CVS/Walgreen's (or generic of your choice) brands the same as L'oreal, Olay, etc.? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Mar 18, 2012 - 9 answers

A is for (generic) Adderall

I'm another Mefite who was prescribed Adderall. I've been on it for 5 years. Lo and behold is the shortage of 2011-2012. What meds should I discuss switching to with my doc at my upcoming appointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 13 answers

The $100 gift

The most awesome $100 gift you can think of. [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Dec 6, 2011 - 31 answers

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball

Why is a trademark weakened by inclusion of the before the product name? [more inside]
posted by nonreflectiveobject on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Ultra-low-dose birth control pills with generics?

Hormonal birth control question: Lo Loestrin Fe has no generic, and even with my crappy insurance is unaffordable for me. What are other ultra-low-dose birth control pills that DO have generics? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 11, 2011 - 21 answers

I Want A New Drug

Is there a dictionary of prescription and OTC drug names, which has an open license or can be licensed cheaply? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Think FreeCiv or Clevelandopoly

There's a board game I enjoy, and I've been considering programming a web version of it to play online. How different must my knock-off version be from the "real" one to avoid trouble? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 31, 2011 - 11 answers

When will my patent-expiring drug be generic?

Zyflo is a drug that makes my nose and lungs work better. It's currently ridiculously expensive, but the patent's running out. How can I find out when someone will make it generic? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me find a generic HD radio

Can anyone recommend an internet retailer who carries the latest in "generic" wares from China? I'm looking for a HD radio, and I can see that they are being manufactured in China for the export market, but cannot find anyone offering them at retail. I'm not interested in the "brand" radios offered by Best Buy, Amazon etc.
posted by ackptui on Jul 12, 2010 - 3 answers

How to specifically learn about generics?

I'm looking for a first-hand book recommendation that will give me a better understanding of generic collections. The language doesn't matter but I'd prefer it be in Java or C#, if possible. Check inside for an example code snippet. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Apr 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How can my business casual dress be more unremarkable?

Apparently, I'm "the guy who's always in business casual", to the point where people joke about the shirtsleeve tats I must be hiding and my room-mate was surprised to discover I actually owned T-shirts. What kind of outfits can comply with business casual but then, by taking off a shirt or untucking it, become more appropriate for a college student? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Dec 17, 2009 - 40 answers

Brand names used for generic products.

I'm curious about world-wide use of brand names to refer to the generic product. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Dec 2, 2009 - 40 answers

I want to give off a vibe of 'anime' without being a particular character.

[AnimeCostumeFilter] What are some elements that could make up a 'generic anime costume'? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Oct 25, 2009 - 13 answers

Generic Drugs When?

When will Effexor XR (extended release) go generic in the US? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Aug 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Where can I get my generic prescription pill analyzed for contents?

Where can I get a prescription pill analyzed for chemical contents? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 14, 2009 - 13 answers

I want my old iTunes Back.

I stupidly updated and installed iTunes 8 on my Win XP Home laptop. Now some icons have turned "generic." This annoys me and I would like to go back to an earlier version of iTunes [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Sep 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Advice / Guidlines on handling floater laptops?

Any tips on "floater" (e.g. check out generic laptop #6 for the day) laptop policies and procedures? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 25, 2008 - 7 answers

DIY bumper sticker materials?

Help me make my own bumper sticker please! Do you know where I can find plain white bumper sticker material that I could write on? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Jun 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Generic books (titled as such)

Did the Generic Food people put out Generic Books? [more inside]
posted by suki on Jun 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Which allergy meds have gone generic or OTC since last year?

Seasonal allergy relief: I've read a bunch of the previous questions, but was wondering about allergy medicines that have gone prescription to over-the-counter or brand-name to generic since last spring. I know there's a generic Zyrtec now, but was wondering if there are any others that might be more affordable/available than they were last spring.
posted by mediareport on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Safe pharmacies?

What are some safe online pharmacies to buy cheap generic drugs from? [more inside]
posted by anybirds on Jan 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Is it wise to take Pantocip for Protonix?

Is it wise to take Pantocip, an Indian "generic" proton-pump inhibitor, instead of Protonix? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Jun 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Are generic and brand name drugs exactly the same?

Is it possible for me to experience different side effects on a generic drug vs. its brand name equivalent? The drug in question is neurological. [more inside]
posted by samh23 on Jun 13, 2007 - 30 answers

How are Brand-name foods repackaged?

Yes, I'm hungry and poor. So, how can I eat like a King but pay like a pauper? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Apr 25, 2006 - 43 answers

Is buying a generic laptop battery a good idea?

Is buying a generic laptop battery a good idea? [more inside]
posted by chuckforthought.com on Aug 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Online pharmacies?

OnlinePharmacyFilter: My doctor has prescribed a drug that my insurance will not cover. I can purchase a one-month supply of the drug for full-price from my local pharmacy for about $300. It seems I can purchase a generic version of the drug online for about $100 (without a prescription, even). [MI] [more inside]
posted by funkbrain on Nov 15, 2004 - 13 answers

Is generic vs. brand name a big deal when dealing with RAM?

This is an extremely subjective question...In an earlier thread I mentioned that I couldn't find memory below $150, but several members here found it for much less. However, much of the cheaper RAM is generic. Does it matter? Is generic vs. brand name a big deal when dealing with RAM?
posted by BlueTrain on May 12, 2004 - 15 answers

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