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Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

What's in a name? Some MX records, email headers, cat pictures.

I need a better domain name for personal and professional email, and perhaps as a landing page for people to find me on the internet. The problem is that I have an extremely generic name and all the usual suspects are taken. Please suggest or help me find something distinct and foolproof for email. [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Jul 28, 2010 - 42 answers

Who's she?

Who is this french singer with the famelic panther? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jul 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Marriage? I'm good, thanks. Just kidding. Marry me. Please?

I understand that marriage and children aren't necessarily what I will want or need in my life, and yet I fear being unfulfilled down the line without those things. I know I'm not alone. How do women handle that internal conflict? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jul 6, 2010 - 42 answers

Size and Identity

I'm interested in characters that are confident, despite the fact that they are overweight. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 28, 2010 - 57 answers

Good ways to come to grips with ones sexuality?

Good ways to come to grips with ones sexuality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 32 answers

G-mail recovery

A friend of mine recently had his g-mail account broken into. Someone got in an started sending out bcc e-mails to all the contacts saying he had been mugged in a foreign land and needed cash. The conversation was clearly 419 language and clearly not my friend, so there was no damage. Is there anything that can be done to recover the g-mail address? Any way to contact Google about it and make the case? Obviously just creating a new g-mail address and starting over is the obvious answer, but I am wondering if there is a process for recovering a g-mail identity that's demonstrably "yours".
posted by chavenet on Jun 17, 2010 - 7 answers

How to check for identity theft?

How does one check if he's a victim of identity theft? [more inside]
posted by cavedirt on May 29, 2010 - 9 answers

What tipped off the credit card company for fraud?

Just got a call from my bank, Chase, for credit card fraud. Got it all taken care of, card canceled, new one on the way...no worries. I'm just wondering, what tipped them off? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on May 26, 2010 - 58 answers

Virtual or Artificial Cup?

I just finished reading Pat Cadigan's Tea From An Empty Cup which is one of the texts of my Lit and Tech Hons course. I started thinking about why the author refers to her world as AR (Artificial Reality) as opposed to VR (Virtual Reality), and that raised all kinds of questions about identity, real, fake and simulacra. So I'm curious to know what people see as the difference (if any) between VR and AR.
posted by New England Cultist on May 13, 2010 - 2 answers

How to Finance a Personal Trip to Israel?t

I want to travel to Israel over the summer - visit family, explore the country, see the holy sites, etc. I intend it as a learning experience, however I won't be participating in an organized program because I want the freedom to determine how I spend my time. I know there are programs that help finance trips to Israel, however I don't know if any of them apply to personal trips. Additionally, my parents are secular, and I am not affiliated with a regional Jewish community or synagogue who could help support the cost of my trip. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Linguistic Identity Crisis: A country girl divided by a common language.

I'm moving to the UK for the next three years and have some questions about my identity and language use. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 5, 2010 - 41 answers

Identity theft- now what?

Someone's been submitting credit card applications with my name and SSN. [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on Apr 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a way to "remove" engraving from a brass musical instrument?

Is there a way to "remove" engraving from a brass musical instrument? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

It's as if it's trying to stay a secret identity.

Where online did I recently see for sale an instant superhero or superhero kit-type costume for adults that included a cape, goggles, and maybe a flight helmet? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Apr 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Transgendered, Transexual, Bigendered, Bi....sexual?

Is there such a thing as being bi-sexual or a-sexual? (Not in the way that you think.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 22 answers

What mid-sized corporations do you think have ugly logos?

What mid-sized corporations do you think have ugly logos? [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on Mar 31, 2010 - 25 answers

Can a genealogy site display personal info without my permission?

Is it legal for a random genealogy website to display my full name, birthdate and mother's maiden name without asking my permission? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 15 answers

How to protect against home or phone harassment via contact info found online?

Has anyone had success using any service to remove personal contact information, including just the name of the town where you live, from online public records searches? In short, I would like to make it as difficult as humanly possible for people to use the internet to track me down in meatspace. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Whodunnit?

What language is this, and what is the translation of the part with my name on it? And who is the artist? [more inside]
posted by Sparx on Feb 12, 2010 - 17 answers

keeping my life off of Facebook while refusing to be a part of it?

As a Facebook refuser (I've never signed up, never will) is there a best way to monitor any photos or writings that may be linked to my (quite rare) real name? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 22 answers

Do people really change?

I'm looking for figures on will-power. How many people who try to lose weight, quit smoking, kick an addiction, start exercising, etc. will be successful (particularly long term)? In other words, I'm looking for experimental or population studies on how often people are able to change their behavior in significant ways when they resolve to do so. Well supported anecdotal data about large groups ("vietnam vets were(n't) largely able to quit heroin on coming home") is only slightly less appreciated.
posted by elektrotechnicus on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Junior High isn't easy if you're an Adolf

I'm looking for writings about experiences that arise from having a name similar to a famous individual. Online sources preferred, but a trip to the library would be OK.
posted by jepler on Nov 18, 2009 - 19 answers

Serial monogamist goes solo...

How can I become ok - content, even - with being alone? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Nov 10, 2009 - 31 answers

How many documents does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of my identity?

I'm in the process of signing up for PenFed account and it seems like they are asking for a lot of documentation to establish my identity. Is this usual for them? Or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me, uh, go Dutch!

I'm half Dutch, but I've never been to The Netherlands. On my first trip there, where should I go, and what should I do, to get a better understanding of contemporary Dutch culture and language? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 8, 2009 - 11 answers

I can't believe I can't do this!

What can some people do that other people can't do? What can some see that others can't? [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Sep 30, 2009 - 129 answers

Is my identity being stolen?

Is this odd cell phone phishing or normal wrong number? [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Sep 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Something's been bugging me...

WeirdBugFilter: What is this bug? Entymologists please help! [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Aug 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Identity Theft Sure Does Suck.

Help me help my fiancé recover from identity theft. (Please?) [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Arts and Cultural Appropriation

How have issues of cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and diversity been tackled in art and popular culture? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 17, 2009 - 16 answers

dealing with misdirected email

Misdirected emails -- what to do about them, and can they have any impact on me beyond annoyance? [more inside]
posted by advil on Jul 25, 2009 - 19 answers

Best British Brand Builder

Please recommend 8-10 British design agencies known for their stellar brand identity book (work) especially for conservative entities such as solicitors. Many thanks. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on May 25, 2009 - 3 answers

I am god for a short time, but then I'm toast.

I am trying to think of all possible popular cultural references to the following event: Person finds him or herself in a foreign land and is mistaken for the local/regional god. I can only think of two times when this happens but I know it happens quite a bit more in tv/fiction/movies etc. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Apr 3, 2009 - 48 answers

Possible identity theft?

My application to a short course at a university never arrived. Are there any steps I should take to avoid possible identity theft? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 1 answer

Identity, as reflected in fiction

Navel-gazing via literature: Tell me (arts-inclined new physician in an introspective mood) about novels or other literary works that deal with changes in personal identity, the processes which shape who we become, and the conflicts which arise along the way. [more inside]
posted by TheLittlestRobot on Mar 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles?

Why/how do people cultivate mystique through Facebook profiles? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Feb 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Should I change my name?

In eight years, I'm still not used to my married name. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Can I lend someone my debit card?

Can I lend my girlfriend my debit card? She is visiting from overseas and might want to go buy groceries or stuff while I'm at work. We don't have a bunch of cash to hand nor any great desire to visit an ATM and withdraw some. Can I just lend her my debit card and tell her the PIN? It has my name on it, and it's pretty obviously not her name...
posted by hAndrew on Dec 30, 2008 - 23 answers

I thought I was the only one who thought I was the only one...

Is there a term for that feeling when you realize someone else notices (or notices in a particular way) something you had never thought of anyone else paying attention to, or viewing similarly? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

How to keep thieves from using fraud to steal from you

A question about someone impersonating my uncle to steal money from his checking account, and how to guard against future attacks. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Wallet & phone stolen. Now what?

Help me make sure I don't get scammed after having my wallet and phone stolen. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Nov 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Who is it? in the Arts

I'm looking for fictional stories (books, movies, short stories, plays, comic books, TV shows, etc) which involve a search for the identity of a mysterious person. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Nov 3, 2008 - 41 answers

Stolen?

Identity theft? [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on Oct 7, 2008 - 5 answers

One foot on the "right" side of the track, one foot on the "wrong" side of the track.

Socializing “across the tracks”. My father grew up poor, and is now working a blue-collar job. My mother grew up upper-middle class (except the first 8-9 years), went to college, and is working in a decent profession. Because of their backgrounds, they’re really different people. Being their daughter, I take on the characteristics of both. As a result, I cannot fully identify with neither middle-class or working-class (or even poor) people. Nor, am I fully accepted by either group. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Oct 7, 2008 - 76 answers

Facebook Account compromised. Is there any way to stop the phishing?

My cousin's Facebook account was compromised and some person or bot is sending spam to his Facebook friend list. He canceled his Facebook account a month ago, but spam keeps arriving in my email box -- as if my cousin is still a Facebook member. The spam seems to be arriving from a legitimate Facebook domain. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Sep 12, 2008 - 8 answers

But I didn't even get to say goodbye!

I'm pregnant, and having a horrible time coming to terms with this new maternal identity. I know having a baby changes everything, etc., etc., but is it possible to become a mom and still stay, well, yourself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2008 - 33 answers

Jungian literary criticism

Help me find examples of literary criticism adopting the Jungian idea that all the characters are aspects of the same person. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Aug 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Can you identify this caterpillar?

We keep finding these caterpillars in our house - Philadephia, PA - and haven't been able to identify them. [more inside]
posted by Phillycook on Jul 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Facebook a privacy problem? Never would have guessed.

Someone has accessed a friend's Facebook account more than once, despite the fact that my friend changes passwords on a regular basis. How? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Jul 10, 2008 - 18 answers

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