Which NYC hotel has reliable and fast internet access? [more inside]
I'm looking for a book recommendation on the history of computer and internet security. [more inside]
Has anyone used mygiftee.com? Is it an okay site to buy from?
Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
What channels can I get from a tuner card in NYC using just the antenna? No cable hookup or FIOS or any of that fancy sh*t. I plug the card into the computer, I put the antenna in the window, I activate the relevant programs, and . . . . ? [more inside]
(I know it's a long-shot) but could someone identify what kind of videoplayer this is and let me know where I can acquire/download it from please.
(I know it's a long-shot) but could someone identify what kind of videoplayer this is and let me know where I can acquire/download it from please. [more inside]
How do I find a high speed internet provider to install a line in a rural area? [more inside]
I'm having wireless internet connectivity issues that even tech support seems unable to resolve. [more inside]
Geolocation. Does the internet know where I am? Can anyone get my whereabouts from my IP address? [more inside]
I have a serious project proposal for Google. I don't need to make money on it, but I'd like to get it looked at. I've been poking around their websites, and have found places to submit business and partnership ideas, but I'm really not sure that those are the right way to submit this concept. It's something on the order of Google Art Project, but different from that. What would you recommend or link me to? Thanks!
Internet in Boston: HELP! I'm getting weak signal in my apartment from my university internet. I bought a signal-enhancing antenna for my Macbook Pro, in order to try to enhance my laptop's reception of the university internet, but it didn't work and I'm not sure why. I'm trying now to decide whether to try again, possibly with another product, or whether to pay for a private provider and which one. Any thoughts would be most welcome! [more inside]
ComicFilter: Help me find this comic comparing internet browsers. [more inside]
I can't find my cable jack. Help? [more inside]
I want to be able to upload MP3s to a server and then play those audio files in a playlist on a website. I know one can manually link to each audio file. but it would be great if there was some online software that would display the audio files in a good looking playlist. What are the options, both free and cheapwise?
What percentage of desktop web browsers are set to a zoom level of 100%? [more inside]
What router / NAS combination (or just NAS) do I need to pre-configure and ship to a friend of mine so that I can send files to the NAS over the internet? He is not at all computer savy. What I am hoping for is a VPN or similar that I can log into without his help and push files / pull files from the drive.
What's my best option for a skinnable, low-fuss, online “mail slot” where people can submit photos and descriptions for a magazine? Me: reasonably Web-capable, have my own hosting service. The readership: largely seniors, not very Web-savvy. [more inside]
I want to have a large number of unique URLs, all pointing to the same content. Like a million of 'em, so we can track individual recipients' behaviors online; one URL (or set of related URLs) per recipient (say we're sending them an email or a postcard with a QR code). [more inside]
Who do you recommend as an Internet provider? [more inside]
Can ping, can get DNS, machine says its connected to the internet, but no browsing and no email [more inside]
My wireless internet works fine. My PC, with ethernet line to same router, has no internet connectivity. What could be happening? [more inside]
Durrrrrrr... What's a startup? [more inside]
Suggestions for internet-blocking software for OS X 10.8 wanted; alternatives to Freedom and Anti Social. [more inside]
Is there a link to something moderately believable on the internet talking about an encounter with an anti-choice protester and her daughter in a Planned Parenthood waiting room? [more inside]
What are some less obvious ways to save money using the internet? Examples below the fold. [more inside]
Is there a last.fm-esque website for movies? I want something that allows me to keep track of what I've watched (really, any media tracking website) [more inside]
How do I tell Comcast I don't have a piece of equipment they claimed they sent me and avoid getting charged insane fees? [more inside]
I accidentally saw child pornography on Twitter. Could I get into legal trouble for this? [more inside]
I'm moving to a new apartment in Louisville, KY and I need to decide on some sort of internet package. AT&T is apparently what most people in the area choose, so I've been looking at their options. I think that I might want either their DSL XTREME or DSL XTREME 6.0 but I don't want to pay for more than I need. I need to be able to download and upload music and videos, and I stream a lot of television shows and movies through Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites. I also need to be able to use Skype. Which option would be the better one?
Any advice for a frustrating, 15-month old hand injury? [more inside]
Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations? [more inside]
Game-loving MeFites: Know any games that make use of a computer, but aren't computer games? [more inside]
A friend has had an old Hotmail account hacked. The hacker used information in the archives there to access a YouTube account where apparently some compromising videos were uploaded. The hacker copied the videos to another YouTube account, and then sent links to the videos to my friend's family - and worse still, to members of the executive board of the nonprofit organization by whom my friend is (was?) employed. He reached out desperately to me, but I know nothing but the most basic things about Internet security and privacy law... [more inside]
The internets has ruined my brain and ability to concentrate. How can I relearn how to focus and be less distracted?
The internets has ruined my brain and my ability to concentrate. How can I relearn how to focus and be less distracted? [more inside]
Help me watch the Olympics on my computer. In Africa. [more inside]
Do any of you New York-area mefites have an opinion on Verizon versus Time Warner for internet? [more inside]
Help me find a flash game where you built a spaceship from parts of enemy ships [more inside]
My Internet connection is terrible. All efforts at tech support have failed. Could switching companies fix the problem? Details inside. [more inside]
How do I react if I committed an internet faux pas, and how can I tell if I even did it in the first place? [more inside]
Need a solution that will let multiple people post to a single YouTube account, but only after a review process. [more inside]
What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good high-speed internet provider that'll provide to not-all-that-outer Brooklyn? [more inside]
Can you help me find this vaguely-remembered creative essay about dating that was published on The Awl (or similar) maybe a year ago? [more inside]
Please recommend some blogs on current trends in web usability and user-centric design. [more inside]
Making mountains out of molehills and rockin' some mo' skills/Butt naked beats with butt naked fills
How do I design a personal website/web portfolio that will dazzle, amaze, or at least intrigue everyone from professional web developers to non-technical senior level types outside the field and convince them that I do indeed, have the skills to pay the bills. [more inside]
I want to watch the Olympics. I do not have cable. I do not have a TV. I do have a computer with an Internet connection. I work business hours on the west coast of the U.S. Can I watch the Olympics? [more inside]
On dating sites/OKCupid: Once I get past the initial introductions, where do I go in the conversation? Alternately, could it be something in my profile that encourages people to not respond past the initial reaction? [more inside]
Is gigabit (fiber) internet access all that? [more inside]
What are examples of apps/sites/experiments that have shamed/exposed people sharing their info online?
I'm looking for examples of apps, websites, or experiments that have exposed people sharing their information online, or that sought to raise awareness about info being explicitly or accidentally shared. I'd love your help. [more inside]
Asking on behalf of a friend: she runs a weekly GoToMeeting webinar that now needs to be captioned in real time. Is there a good software solution? [more inside]