I've read up on how the top and bottom tensioning is supposed to work, but it hasn't helped. I've got the bobbin adjusted so it lets out about an inch when I bounce it by the thread. Adjusting the top tension from there doesn't seem to make much difference. I always get the loops. The weird thing is that the top thread seems really hard to pull out when I do it by hand. It's so hard that's it sometimes breaks. Why should tension that seems stiff to the hand pull through when the machine sews? [more inside]
I tried to install linux on a win8 laptop and failed although I tried everything to disable UEFI and security boot options in Bios. So I think there is no solution to install Linux on certain win8 Laptops. But someone told me of course I can install Linux on any win8 laptops by using virtualbox. So I'm wondering why can it be done? How exactly is virtualbox/virtual machine works for this issue? can anybody explain this to me in a easy to understand way? Thanks very much.
Reinstalled Snow Leopard but ejected my external drive before this. Then, when done, plugged back in via USB as my usual custom....and Time Machine still shows up, but the External Seagate drive does not. I made sure that in Finder/Preferences that the external disc box as others was checked. I tried a different cord, and different port. I opened up Disc Utility and the External HD's partioned Time Machine is available but the other part, now renamed something else (a default name from manufacturer?) is greyed out and I cannot touch it. Any thoughts? Should i now go to the boot disc of Snow Leopard? Not sure why TM shows but the rest does not.
Is there any way to recover data from a VPS that suffered a rm -rf? [more inside]
What kind of sewing machine should I get my beloved for her birthday? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a book that explains how to build a machine shop step by step from a pile of coal. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend (from personal experience) a good, basic, durable sewing machine? [more inside]
I'm looking for a video documentary from a couple years ago tracing the history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Released only on the web, it's similar in tone to the Everything is a Remix series; dry delivery, well researched, touches on remix culture. The Newcleus track Jam On It is prominently featured as a signifier of the 808's transition from a not-so-hot replacement for a drummer to being used for the sounds unique to it. If I recall correctly, it's about 8 minutes in length. It's not The Shape of Things That Hum.
Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
Inherited old Italian pasta roller, how to clean? [more inside]
Did I break my washing machine? [more inside]
Do you know (un)common phrases about machines? [more inside]
What is the purpose of the dome on this vending machine? [more inside]
What's the cleanest possible way to transfer a standard-IPS four-track cassette master? [more inside]
What small mechanical thing can I repeatedly disassemble and re-assemble to keep my hands busy? [more inside]
What is a short phrase that means "of the people" or similar in Latin or another language? [more inside]
Moving house: our new appartment comes with its own refrigerator and washing machine. We can store our own fridge and washing machine in a shed in my mothers yard. How can I best protect the machines against moist conditions and subzero (Celcius) temperatures in winter?
LaundryFilter: Why is there linty crap all over my clothes just from the washer (NOT the dryer)?!?! [more inside]
Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine [more inside]
Help me choose a cheap espresso machine. I know, I know...contradiction in terms. Bear with me... [more inside]
How do I run a single Mac application on a Windows machine? [more inside]
Do programmable sewing machines exist? I want to be able to provide the sewing machine with a design or logo and have it sew it for me - in this case, a nice little dog to go on the breast pocket of a golf shirt. [more inside]
My espresso maker just gave up the ghost, after 15 years of great coffee and service. What's a really dependable, good new machine to purchase? [more inside]
Can individuals rent voting machines? [more inside]
Weird coffee question for baristas or home espresso machine owners: I decalcified my machine the other day and then got sick a couple of days later. Coincidence or connection? More inside: [more inside]
..Advice please? My grown stepchildren NEVER invite us to their houses...NEVER [more inside]
Was that a helicopter in my kitchen? No. It was the washing machine. Um. Help? [more inside]
Hi I'm trying to find a piece of art - a series of lights attached to wooden arms whose tips trace some sort of toroidal geometry. At high speeds the armature disappears and the lights form volumes as luminous wireframes, like synchronised mechanical sparklers. [more inside]
"Gift" of a sewing machine upgrade - do I want it? [more inside]
Recommendations needed for stackable, energy saver, low water washing machine/dryer combo [more inside]