I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Mar 4, 2014 -
This is essentially a legal question. Is Fort Lee New Jersey within the Port District of New York and New Jersey?
The Port District is the area which the two states described the area that the Port Authority would be responsible for controlling on port matters when they set up the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. I want to know if Fort Lee, New Jersey, is within that area.
The exact description, which I have no idea how to plot is below. I'm hoping someone can just point me to a document proving it or a map of the Port District with either Fort Lee in or out of the district. Or its so obvious I don't even need to have a map. [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth
on Feb 17, 2014 -
I'm looking for a tool that will let me have a map interface open (Google Maps, OSM, Bing, I don't mind), click on a location, enter a brief comment, then have that data (lat/long, comment, timestamp) stored for later retrieval - something like a Google Docs spreadsheet would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 6, 2014 -
Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jan 4, 2014 -
How can we find a room/cabin/whatever that has a hot tub and a fireplace within an eastern 2 hr radius (for star gazing) from Temecula, CA? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth
on Dec 30, 2013 -
My sister will be getting married next month, Yeah!
She doesn't know where to take her post-wedding/pre-reception pictures, Boo!
Does anyone have any cool spots they know of in Brooklyn to take some wedding shots? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes
on Dec 26, 2013 -
In February/March 2014, my roommate and I will be free to move almost anywhere within California. She graduated last year with a BFA in Writing. I write code. Where should we move in order to find a job for her, preferably in small press? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux
on Oct 16, 2013 -
I have a security concern related to using app's such as Grindr that pull location data.
I've had a couple people "stalk me" to my specific location in the past.
I would like to meet people in my "area" on these kinds of apps - but I want to set my actual location to somewhere else in the city.
I had this working on my old jailbroken 3GS. But now that I have a new phone (IOS7) it would seem I'm screwed.
posted by audio
on Oct 10, 2013 -
While signing on with my VPN software recently I noticed that my ISP's physical location has changed. I live in Cleveland and when ever I would use my VPN software, as I do a few times a week, there is a map that tells me where my ISP resides. Recently, after years the map now shows that my home ISP is now in Kansas, however searching for my ISP address on various websites, it says my ISP is in Pennsylvania as well. Confused. I am aware that my home ISP changes frequently but it has always been in Cleveland. I have rebooted my modem and router a few times and it still reads the location in Kansas. Any Ideas?
posted by citybuddha
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I'm in the process of finishing the first version of my iOS minimalist Foursquare app.
I'm wondering what is the best way to get beta testers for my app. I simply need feedback and ideas for improvement/changes to the app. The app is currently not in the App Store, but I want to make sure I get everything right, just before iOS 7 hits.
What is the best way to do so?
posted by antgly
on Sep 5, 2013 -
Are there ways to "cross" or "join" data results in Google Analytics? Just as a for instance, I have a list of Referrals and a list of audience Location demographics. Is there a way to join those two lists, so that I know where site referrals are visiting from? (Generally, are there resources which list "pro tips" for getting the most out of Analytics?)
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 18, 2013 -
You guys helped me land the job
, now please help us figure out where to live! I'll be working in the Back Bay area and my husband in Waltham, near Prospect Park (thus not near the train station). [more inside]
posted by peacheater
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Recently my IOS (6.1.2) device (iPhone) has developed a peculiar behavior : Whenever App Store apps are bought/updated, the icons for those apps are relocated to the second page of my home screen. There does not seem to be a setting for this. Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Mar 11, 2013 -
Suppose we define an indoors number
as the number of doorways that one must pass through to get from a given location to the outdoors. What location has the highest number? [more inside]
posted by Rhomboid
on Jan 20, 2013 -
Where are nice places to get married somewhere in or around Seattle? For the place, what is the general cost? If the specifics help provide a better answer, we're trying for a late-summer, weekend ceremony and reception. Probably 55-65 people. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jan 20, 2013 -
What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert
? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Sep 26, 2012 -
I'm Dharma, he's Greg. Or vice versa. Help us figure out how to make a wedding that we're both happy with, so we can get married already! [more inside]
posted by corb
on Jul 9, 2012 -
I love reading The Hunt
column in the NY Times. Love watching "Location, Location, Location" (which I only get to see on cable when I'm at a hotel I travel to for work). Loved House Hunters when I saw it while overseas. I even like reading Ask Metafilter questions about where people should rent or buy when I have never even been to that city. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat
on Jan 28, 2012 -
In which county should I locate my New York state LLC? Does it matter? Details inside... (and let's get this out of the way: I know you are not my lawyer) [more inside]
posted by cvp
on Jan 17, 2012 -
How can you tell where water came from? Lets say I give you a bucket of water taken from a local water source (river, lake, etc). There's some plants and maybe a fish in it as well. What could you tell me about where this water came from, could you pinpoint which body it came from, and how would you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Paramount Pictures will be filming a movie on the street where I own a retail business. They would like to come in an do a bit of window dressing as well as possibly have the location available to them throughout the night 6pm-6am. It will not be a central location in the shoot but I get the feeling it will be periphereal. I am wondering what kind of compensation I should ask for as we will be inconvenienced. a bit
posted by citybuddha
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Tumblr attributions just lead me down a rabbit hole. Does anyone know where this photo
posted by timoni
on May 23, 2011 -
Good trip ideas for a 30-something guy traveling solo for 1-2 weeks in Sept, prefer somewhere where it's easy to meet other people [more inside]
posted by photo guy
on May 19, 2011 -
My husband's adventure in grad school didn't work out and now we need to find a place to move next. Help us figure out where to live! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Movies, shows, or even commercials where a plot twist revolves around two characters (or sets of characters) appearing to be in the same physical location throughout, only to reveal that they were each in different places the whole time, or were in the same place but at different times? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jan 17, 2011 -
What's a cool place to rent for a party of 100 guests in LA that I can cater myself? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA
on Sep 29, 2010 -
When I'm at the office, the Weather widget on my phone updates to show my location as "4." Huh? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I need a GTD compatible task management app for iPhone that will sync both Outlook tasks AND flagged emails over the air with Exchange Server 2003. Bonus points for three way Outlook/Google/iPhone syncronization and location aware task reminders. [more inside]
posted by tipthepizzaguy
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Location scout filter: What are some great locations in & around NYC for photography? Both photographing models (aka friends) and just general photographing what's there (street/wildlife photography). Funky interior indoor locations especially welcome. Doubly so if they'd actually let me set up some modest gear & spend some time. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I'm thinking of starting over in a new city with the intent of both working in my field and finding Mr.Right. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl
on Jun 7, 2010 -
Please help me identify a bridge as seen on Justified the TV show.
In the first episode of the FX network show Justified, there is a large green suspension bridge featured quite prominently. According to Wikipedia the pilot episodes were shot in Pittsburgh and suburban Kittanning, Pennsylvania and Washington, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams
on May 31, 2010 -
Does anyone know where this
little Greek-like "village" is located?
posted by luvmywife
on Feb 26, 2010 -
Asking for a friend: Where in the Bay Area should a couple with one person commuting to the Embarcadero BART station (not Caltrain - this person works literally above the station) and the other person commuting to Menlo Park near the Dumbarton Bridge live? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Jan 25, 2010 -
CrimeFictionFilter: I'm writing this scene where a serial killer who has just been arrested (like, a day ago) has agreed to show the investigating detectives where he buried his other victims. They take him out there. What is he wearing? Is he handcuffed? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Trying to choose a location for a new retail shop and have narrowed our choices to about 3 neighborhoods based on our own walk-arounds and research. Fortunately, we have connections with current shop owners in each neighborhood and they're happy to sit down with us and talk about their experiences. [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Jan 13, 2010 -