I have no internal compass and no inherent sense of direction. When I think north, south, east, west, I have to picture a map of the whole U.S. in order to remember where they all are in relation to each other. At work, statements such as "meet in the south parking lot" bring up no immediate mental image of where that might be. Is there anything I can do to not be lost all the time? [more inside]
posted by chippie
on Jul 28, 2006 -
I left some pants in the dryer at my dorm and when i got back they were gone. How can I make an effective poster asking for them to be returned? [more inside]
posted by joshuak
on Jul 22, 2006 -
My girlfriend's luggage got lost on the plane to Spain. Any hope it can catch up with her on her trip? And where can she replace her camera battery charger? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble
on Jul 21, 2006 -
What is the brand of backpack used by the actors in the US television drama "LOST"? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jul 4, 2006 -
Recently I've become a devoted fan of J.J. Abrams
' works. Felicity
used to fill in my evenings perfectly. But now - during the summer break - I find myself watching something I do not even want to watch. Could you recommend some similar directors or series which are made with the same level of professionalism one can find in the series mentioned above?
posted by vitaly friedman
on Jul 2, 2006 -
I watch Airline on A & E a lot and a common problem is that people loose their ticket. The result is that if they want to fly they MUST BUY a new one. This seems downright completely and utterly wrong to me. Please explain why this policy has lasted through all of the trouble I am sure its caused. [more inside]
posted by crewshell
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Help! I just lost a very expensive, very old, and a very beloved family heirloom of a diamond ring down the drain of my bathtub. [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne
on May 13, 2006 -
Now that ABC is streaming episodes of "Lost," any way one can view it from outside the US and/or download it (copy the stream)?
posted by Cochise
on May 4, 2006 -
Is there a service that provides a coded tag for my key ring that allows anyone to drop found keys into a mailbox so they get forwarded back to me? I had a tag like this, but upon checking, the company no longer exists. D'oh! I need a replacement.
posted by garbo
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Denver's public transport is on strike. I'm coming over from overseas this weekend and will need to rely on public transport to get around. Ack! What should I do? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Apr 6, 2006 -
Is the Lost
timer/clock (or anything like it) available for purchase? (Season 2 spoilers inside...) [more inside]
posted by nervestaple
on Apr 5, 2006 -
In the show LOST
, a character who was previously paralyzed regains full motor skills due (presumably) to the plane crash. Is this possible, or has this ever happened? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull
on Jan 23, 2006 -
Finding lost money filter. I was the executor for my Dads estate. The bulk of the work was done long ago, but I'm getting contacted by a company that says they know about some money still in his name. What can I do to find these funds myself?
posted by what-i-found
on Jan 19, 2006 -
LOSTfilter: I found a great link last week but (argh) didn't bookmark it. It's several animated gifs/screen caps from the show LOST on ABC. All of the pics show weird flying black things. One set on the beach, and one from the jungle that actually flys up and stops in front of the camera. Am I crazy, or has anyone else seen these?
posted by richmondparker
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Airline Lost & Found: Help me locate notes left on a plane ASAP. The test is Tuesday! [more inside]
posted by RobbyB
on Nov 20, 2005 -
I don't watch Lost
, but I was wondering: Has anything comparable ever actually happened? Has there ever been a historical instance where several people were stranded in the wilderness for a long and indeterminate period of time and had to make do? The more recent the better, but I'm interested in anything (I've already heard the story of Andrew Selkirk, the "real life" Robinson Crusoe).
posted by borkingchikapa
on Nov 10, 2005 -
so i lost a friends silver ring recently. i know the approximate area where it should be located, which is covered in long grass with a tractor tire sitting in the centre. so the question i hand to you, metacitizens, is how can i find it? [more inside]
posted by a.
on Nov 5, 2005 -
LostWalletFilter: I was at a bar last night and left my wallet on a table in a fit of brilliance. I went back to the bar this morning and got it back, but a few things are missing. Should I worry or take any preventative action? [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Oct 29, 2005 -
My roommate has requested that for her birthday upcoming, this spring (Yes, we plan ahead), that we throw a Lost Party. As in "Purchase the first and/or second season of, and theme the party accordingly." - I need help! The rest, inside.
posted by FritoKAL
on Oct 24, 2005 -
I am looking for answers about why some people, like myself, have little to no sense of direction. I have always had this problem and know others in the same situation. Conversely, there are those you seem to naturally know how to get around where ever they are. Is there a scientific reason for this. I call it being directionally challenged. Causes great angst in unfamiliar places. For those of you in the same boat what suggestions do you have for staying grounded, etc.
posted by lag
on Oct 6, 2005 -
Help me find an article on web development about starting from a design mockup instead of with requirements and the like. [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Sep 29, 2005 -
I've been asked--nay, commanded--to recover an image from a web site that recently went offline. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Does anyone know the name of the font used in the logo for the TV series Lost? It's absolutely stunning and I need a copy.
posted by TheDonF
on Aug 15, 2005 -
My (old) sysadmin in what could only be described as a hissy fit deleted my entire account one friday night. Along with all my emails and other stuff went the only copy I had of AvantSlash
. This is rather unfortunate, since I maintain it! Can you help me find a copy of v3.0 or 3.1? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Entire drive crashed and lost all the data it contained. We've used lots of programs so far and managed to recover music, photos and movies that are less than 20. We are looking to recover movies that are over 20 but not having much luck. There are tons of really expensive programs but we don't want to shell out w/o some sort of idea how they work or if they are effective. HELP!
posted by mscatch22
on May 24, 2005 -
I lost the software for my Canon Powershot A75. Try as I might, I can't get the camera to work with just the Windows 2000 TWAIN drivers. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Mar 21, 2005 -
My sister had the worst travel experience the other day, resulting in an airline losing her carry-on bag. Her carry-on! She's been playing mad phone-tag with ambivalent airline personnel, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or advice that would help her. [mi, natch] [more inside]
posted by kittyb
on Dec 24, 2004 -
In episode 3 of Lost (which, by the way, rocks my cock) there's a nice, kinda mellow song that plays at the end of the episode. Does anybody know who it was? My Googling has brought me nowhere. [more inside]
posted by hughbot
on Oct 21, 2004 -
I lost my car keys Saturday. I remember walking out of the van, patting my pockets, and thinking "huh. Must have tossed them in my bag." Checked later and no keys.
What's your key-finding methodology?
posted by mecran01
on Jun 28, 2004 -
Win XP pword issue. I'm locked out of my laptop. I don't use it often, and the password expired - it was set to 30 days. Being an idiot, I didn't make written note of the admin password anywhere. Multiple guesses have so far yielded me nothing. I found this site
but haven't tried it yet, since I have no access to the Win 2000 cd.
Anyone know how to get in w/o losing all my data and reformatting/re-imaging the thing?
posted by yoga
on Mar 31, 2004 -
I'm looking for a product that performs the same function as the "page" button on my cordless landline. Press a button on the base, and the lost phone starts beeping until you find it. Ideally this is something small enough to attach to objects like keychains, remote controls, wallets, small digicams (RFID?). Anybody ever heard of anything like this?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 29, 2003 -