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Locked out of hotmail; computer can't read e-mail due to security issues

There are two parts to this: I am locked out of hotmail; my computer can't read the support e-mail security instructions due to computer security. [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on Jul 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Will Google 2 Step lock me out?

I have moved from Argentina back to the UK. Whilst there I set up my Google account with 2-Step Verification using my Argentinian phone number. Now back in the UK I no longer have access to that phone and as I unpacked I realised I threw away the notebook in which I jotted down the emergency codes in the move. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Apr 18, 2014 - 6 answers

How do we get our kids to lock the door?

We have always lived in secure places and rarely locked our front door (a metal screen and a wooden door), but today our 2 year old demonstrated vividly that she can open the stiff high handle on the door and make it to the lift lobby fast. We need to socially engineer the rest of our family to keep the damn door properly locked all the time now. And to hide the key that the toddler is obsessed with and able to use. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Feb 24, 2014 - 32 answers

About how much is it to replace a garage entry door w/ installation?

I need to replace the entry door to the garage soon, but with an extremely tight budget, limited time, an angry mother, and an asshole older brother. Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Sep 11, 2012 - 33 answers

Destroy all the things.

Hey, please help me delete these files in OSX. They just won't go away. [more inside]
posted by degoao on Feb 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Tidally locked planets in science fiction?

Anyone know of any good sci fi stories about tidally locked planets? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Sep 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Is PayPal legally obligated to suck?

I'm curious about PayPal freezing accounts because of "suspicious activity" - large or rapid donations. Why does this happen? Specifically, are they legally obligated to do this, or are they just jerks? [more inside]
posted by komara on Sep 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Please help! I can't MMS a picture from my Blackberry

How do I unlock pictures on my blackberry curve? [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Jul 27, 2010 - 1 answer

I'm locked out! Exceptionally so!

So I'm locked out of my house with a laptop, and my dogs have to pee. [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester on Jun 24, 2010 - 33 answers

Horny Cat is Trapped in the Bathroom

An insane cat has managed to lock herself in the bathroom. The handle looks like this from the outside, where I am. The lock, on the cat's side of the door, is a small metal piece that you push in with your thumb to lock and pull out to unlock. Other than breaking down the door, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Jan 4, 2010 - 21 answers

R Kelly is trapped in my trunk!

I cannot unlock the trunk on my car! [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Oct 29, 2009 - 2 answers

How do you open a childproof zipper?

How do you open a childproof zipper on an Ikea children's mattress cover? [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Can you hear me now? NO I CANNOT BECAUSE I HAVE A TRACFONE.

Please hope me! The Tracfone I just bought to replace a broken AT&T phone will only allow emergency calls. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Aug 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Lame locked Leatherman

My fake Leatherman multitool is locked open. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Starting over with a new laptop, how best to stay organized?

I'd like to know the best way to move a selected group of files & applications to a new laptop, and advice to help ensure that my new Mac doesn't get bunged up with duplicate & improperly deleted files like my old one did, with its inexplicably full hard drive and crammed iTunes & iPhoto folders. This is rather lengthy, geared to the slightly moronic layperson (me), and has 6 sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 24, 2008 - 5 answers

GMail Account Locked

GMail apparently has had an outage. Supposedly it has been fixed, but I still cannot log into my account. I am going insane. Please help. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Oct 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I restore iPhone 1.2/2.0 to 1.1.4?

I sloppily upgraded my 1.1.4 iPhone to 1.2 (2.0 Beta). The phone is locked and I cannot restore through iTunes. I only have a Windows machine at the moment. Can I get it back without going to the AT&T/Apple Store? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Apr 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me get to the garden! How can I unlock the patio doors?

In our new house, I can't work out how to get out of the double glazed sliding patio doors. They are locked, and I think I have the key (well, I have a key), but they just won't open. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by handee on Aug 17, 2007 - 11 answers

My computer is being locked randomly

Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 21, 2007 - 28 answers

HP PAvillion ISSUES***LOCKED OUT

My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
posted by eve28 on Jun 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Why does my phone sometimes say it's 'restricted'?

Is using a new SIM card confusing my mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Sep 29, 2006 - 9 answers

The sad thing is, my lunch is in the car and I'm hungry!

Calling all armchair MacGuyvers: My car is locked in my garage, and there must be a way to get it out. [more inside]
posted by hamster on May 18, 2006 - 24 answers

DVD Ripping and burning: I'm ready to rip my hair out!

Burning DVDs: I want to get clips from (commercial and locked) DVDs and into a new DVD for class, with a menu system. I've seen this explanation, but I have a Mac (OS X, I could be convinced to upgrade to 10.4 if necessary). What's the easiest and/or best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jan 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

There are several inches of snow on the ground. My keys are locked inside my 1998 Chrysler Cirrus. The engine is running. No help will arrive for three hours. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 8, 2005 - 49 answers

Stupid House-sitting Mistake

Stupid House-sitting mistake: I've locked myself out of my friends' house that I'm looking after for the next two weeks. I think I've exhausted all avenues of possible help and am planning on going in through a window tonight. Is there anything I can do today to prepare or any precautions I need to take, in regards to safety, lawfulness, property damage, etc.? (MI) [more inside]
posted by lychee on Dec 10, 2004 - 28 answers

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