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Reading the Jack & Stephen books on a Kindle

I'm re-reading the Aubrey and Maturin books, this time on a Kindle. Is there a custom dictionary I can use as my normal Kindle dictionary? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 24, 2016 - 6 answers

Good USB headphone adapter - or other solution?

I have a computer with a headphone jack on the back. Is there a good way to plug in headphones from the front - USB or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jun 9, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me fix audio problems with my desktop PC.

Until recently, I was able to plug headphones or audio cables running between the Line In jack on my monitor into the green Line Out jack in this picture, and successfully hear sound. I don't know what happened, but now I get nothing. There has been a weird unprompted change in my volume control settings: it looks like this when before I'm pretty sure it was a speaker icon. I can click on the slider and do a test like so, but no actual sound comes out. Can you help me troubleshoot?
posted by Quilford on Dec 20, 2014 - 3 answers

Poem about Jack, who rescues a baby from an oncoming train and dies.

My sister-in-law, who has been trying to find this poem for years, first heard it from her grandmother. It's at least 50 years old and rhymes.
posted by she's not there on Aug 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Square Pin in Round Hole (which happens to be my iPad headphone jack....

Oh nooooo! Square reader connector pin broke off in my beloved iPad's headphone jack It doesn't protrude, I tried tweezers, needle nose pliers, and as suggested by some:bent thumb tack, hot paperclip, Bic Pen refil, everything but glue. Can't loosen it, I think it is really jammed. Others report apple can't/won't fix. PLEASE HELP, thanks
posted by Lylo on Jun 10, 2014 - 8 answers

What's wrong? jacking mic and headphones for Frankenstein headset

I really want to combine my headphones with my microphone so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone. So I got a 3.5mm splitter and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone. It doesn't work. Why? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cheesyburgercheese on Mar 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Lifting a Washing Machine onto Pedestal

My dad built a proper pedestal for our new washing machine and dryer. It is 19 inches high. The challenge is getting the washer up onto the pedestal. The washer weighs 232 lbs. It is just the two of us today. I don't want to throw my back out. Neither does he. What equipment or physics tricks can we employ to get this thing up on the pedestal?
posted by jasondigitized on Feb 17, 2013 - 16 answers

K stands for the Kindness we show our customers

Looking for funny 30 rock "Kabletown" quotes. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Any idea how I can get the broken off tip of a stereo headphone out of my phone's audio out jack?

Any idea how I can get the broken off tip of a stereo headphone out of my phone's audio out jack? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Feb 29, 2012 - 25 answers

Teaching our Jack Russell terrier street sense?

Teaching our Jack Russell terrier street sense---not to chase UPS trucks and skateboarders? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Feb 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Insane way to install wall cabinet?

I have a kitchen wall cabinet to install. I can't do any heavy lifting due to a back injury. Is this an insane way to install a kitchen wall cabinet? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Dog with tender inner thighs.

Why are my dog's inner thighs tender? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Jul 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Mr. Jack is not behaving and Jimmy doesn't have the time.

How can I fix the power jack on my HP dv6000? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jun 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me build up a Jack Vance book collection.

Help me build up a Jack Vance book collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

What are some good sci-fi omnibuses?

Sci-fi omnibus recommendations? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Feb 3, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I fix my headphones, without buying a new pair?

I broke the jack on my nice headphones. :( Is there some way to fix them? [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Sep 22, 2010 - 8 answers

US car iPod compatibility?

I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

iPod headphone jack... of DOOM???

I think my iPod's (5G; 30 GB) headphone jack may be screwy. It seems to make headphones that penetrate it permanently screwy. Am I just screwed? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I watch all episodes of Lost: Season 6 online legally and free/cheap?

How can I watch all episodes of Lost: Season 6 online legally and free/cheap? [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Jun 20, 2010 - 12 answers

I care too much about earbuds I break.

Another earbud question with maddening specificity. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Apr 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Keep my iPod working through my abuse!

Are there any preventative measures I can take to ensure the headphone jack on my brand new iPod classic doesn't share the same fate as the jack on my old iPod? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Airplanes: Why the silly double headphone jack?

AirplaneFilter: Why do airplanes have such weird headphone jacks (power jacks, too, while we're at it)? What's the benefit of having the double-jack except to require the use of crappy airline headphones or an adapter?
posted by sdis on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Jack and the Beanstalk via the Yellow Submarine

Looking for an animated version of Jack and the beanstalk from at least 25 years ago. [more inside]
posted by nushustu on Feb 5, 2010 - 1 answer

What kind of hardware jack does my Sleek Audio SA1 headphones use?

Help me identify this audio jack. [more inside]
posted by SamuelF on Dec 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Help my find Jack Donaghy's Bar

Where can I find a bar like Jacks? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Nov 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Jack the Ripper: A Starting Point?

Can anybody recommend a good nonfiction book to read about Jack the Ripper? I am not sure what book is considered to have better scholarship of so many books out there and am not remotely a "Ripperologist" (yet). Like the Zodiac killer, many folks have their own pet theories and the Ripper books are plentiful on Amazon. Any info on where to start to read about ol' Saucy Jack would be appreciated. (Feel free to name more than one title if you want.)_
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 22, 2009 - 22 answers

How do I check that my phone's contacts are safely backed up?

How do I locate the contacts I've just sync'ed from my smartphone (Windows Mobile 6.1) on my PC? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Jul 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Kirby Kreations

Jack Kirby/Fourth World filter: I have a question about the real people that influenced Kirby characters in the Fourth World series. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jun 2, 2009 - 1 answer

There's a jack stuck in my computer

I just unplugged my headphones from my PC to find that the top of the jack has broken off and is stuck inside the socket. Does anyone know how I could get it out?
posted by Andy Harwood on May 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Headphone jack Snapped Off Inside Laptop

I have about a quarter of an inch of a headphone jack snapped off inside my laptop due to a manic dachshund. Can you recommend a tool I can use to get it out? I've tried very small tweezers but I can't get in there. I attempted to open it up but stopped when I got to the point I didn't know what I was doing.
posted by zzazazz on Apr 11, 2009 - 36 answers

Dollar Store sucks

Did this cheap POS from the dollar store really just break my computer headphone jack? [more inside]
posted by BrnP84 on Mar 2, 2009 - 7 answers

New Comcast phone service, but old jacks no longer work

My mom switched to land-line phone service through Comcast, but now she only has one working phone jack. How do we restore functionality to the remaining outlets in the house? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Dec 30, 2008 - 5 answers

what is the correct term for musician jump kick

What should I call it when a band is finishing a song and the guitarist hits the last chord while jumping in the air and jack knifing his/her legs back? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Sep 28, 2008 - 17 answers

audiovox D1730

how do i use audiovox D1730 as a pc monitor? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Jul 20, 2008 - 4 answers

how to tell if phone jack is functional

is this thing on? Phone jack not working. [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jun 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Funny like Jack Handey.

If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone. I love the writings of Jack Handey. His Deep Thoughts (beware sound!) and his articles in the New Yorker. I would love to hear recommendations of similarly funny writings. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on May 26, 2008 - 35 answers

Is Jack Vance hoaxing me? Does "The Lonton Times Historical Atlas" exist?

Is there such a book as "The London Times Historical Atlas"? Google and Amazon are clueless. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 22, 2007 - 6 answers

working on a car - on a gravel driveway

I want to do minor maintenance on my cars (oil changes, brake checks, and so on), but I don't have a garage to do it in or a concrete driveway. All I have is a gravel / dirt driveway to work on. I would like to jack up my cars (and put them on jack stands), but I'm not comfortable at all doing it on this kind of surface. How can I do this without putting myself in harms way? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Give me a satellite feed, now!

Is there a version of stansdad.com for the show 24? Is there any place online that I can watch full episodes/seasons of 24? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Sep 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Two becomes one?

How can I rewire all my phone jacks to one line (from two)? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 9, 2007 - 27 answers

White Stripes Rock Influences

I'm interested in the influences of The White Stripes [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Sep 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Laptop Front Audio Input Concerns

Are front headphone jacks on a laptop computer a real pain? [more inside]
posted by Overzealous on Jul 31, 2007 - 15 answers

Don't call me Dirty Harry.

When Jack Bauer unholsters his sidearm, he invariably cups his left hand and uses it to support the right. Have movie heroes from Gary Cooper through Dirty Harry been fooling us all along? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Apr 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Have Chloe Patch Me Through.

How realistic is the exchange of information in the show 24? [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Feb 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Tip of Headphone Plug Stuck in MacBook Jack!

I was using the headphone jack on my macbook and moved it around slightly when the sound suddenly cut out. I soon realized that the very tip of the headphone plug had broken off and gotten stuck inside the jack, and the rest of the plug remained intact. I tried using a small refrigerator magnet to see if it would draw the broken bit out, but it didn't, and i didn't want to try a more powerful magnet because I don't know where the hard drive is in the computer. I was thinking maybe getting some pointy tweezers and taking the battery out so I don't electrocute myself while poking around in the jack? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by hidinginabunker on Dec 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Make me Jack

How to look like Jack? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Nov 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me find this Jack Russell print!

Help me find this Jack Russell print! [more inside]
posted by saucy on Oct 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Identifying a 70s/80s animated Jack & The Beanstalk cartoon.

Help me identify this animated Jack & The Beanstalk film from the 70s/80s... [more inside]
posted by NationalKato on Oct 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Is the headphone jack in my laptop broken for good?

I broke the audio line-out jack on my laptop! Help! [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Jun 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Tighten my mini-firewire jack?

I need to tighten the connection my mini-firewire cable makes in the jack to stop it from falling out. Unobtrusive suggestions favored; at least one duct tape-based solution expected. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Feb 16, 2006 - 6 answers

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