## Short film from 1980s childrens show: automatic breakfast maker

Back in the day when Duoshao was a tyke, namely the late 70s/early 80s, one of the children's shows such as Electric Company or something similar periodically showed a short film of a complex machine that cooked breakfast. Does anyone remember this? I'd love to watch it again.
posted by duoshao on Sep 18, 2016 - 12 answers

## Front load washing machine: spin extraction problem

After a year of normal functioning, my washing machine's spin cycle is not extracting properly -- but ONLY with flannel sheets. They go through the spin cycle, but the water doesn't extract. The wash drum has no puddle. Just the flannel sheets are soaking wet. Other types of fabrics come out normal, with excess water extracted. Towels, jeans, percale sheets come out normal. Small flannel pillowcases come out normal.
posted by valannc on Nov 6, 2015 - 11 answers

## Rainout, rainout, go away!

CPAP users: How do you prevent rainout (condensation forming in your hose and landing on your face) in your CPAP, besides using a heated hose? My "hose cozy" is just not cutting it. Is there anything I can do before I see my doctor about a new prescription for a CPAP with a heated hose?
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Nov 4, 2015 - 14 answers

## Did I just lose 99.9% of my iTunes library?!?

I opened iTunes today to play some music, and discovered that of the 13,129 songs in my library, only 22 truly remain. Where did the rest go?
posted by xmattxfx on Nov 2, 2015 - 18 answers

## Computer science machine language help! If-then-otherwise statements

We are working on simple machine language in computer science for data manipulation. All the other problems I have gotten through but this last one. Here is the problem: "Write a short program in machine language to perform requested activity. Assume the program is placed in memory starting at address 00- -If the value stored in memory location 44 is 00, then place the value 01 in memory location 46; otherwise, put the value FF in memory location 46." Lots of questions inside DX Working with very basic Op-code and Operand setups.
posted by LittleNami on Feb 7, 2015 - 13 answers

## Maytag top loading washing machine stopped working & filled with water

I washed a pillow in my washing machine last night; the machine kept stopping during the cycle. I would re-adjust the pillow and re-start. Before it got to the spin cycle, when the machine was still filled with water, it stopped completely. My husband is pretty handy but he can't figure this one out. Before I spend 100-200.00 on a service call, does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by htm on Jun 9, 2014 - 8 answers

## Why is my sewing machine pulling loops underneath the fabric?

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?
posted by SirNovember on Mar 16, 2014 - 15 answers

## Why virtualbox can overcome win8 UEFI issue to install Linux?

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.
posted by pack2themoon on Feb 19, 2014 - 9 answers

## Mac shows Time Maching but not External HD

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.
posted by chicaboom on Mar 31, 2013 - 11 answers

## Recover hacked VPS logs

Is there any way to recover data from a VPS that suffered a rm -rf?
posted by kithrater on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

## What sewing machine should I buy?

What kind of sewing machine should I get my beloved for her birthday?
posted by Jode on Jun 21, 2012 - 16 answers

## Need help finding a book to help me rebuild civilization.

I'm trying to remember a book that explains how to build a machine shop step by step from a pile of coal.
posted by krisak on May 5, 2012 - 5 answers

## The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie?
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

## Basic (as in, no bells and whistles) sewing machine recommendations for a beginner...

Can anyone recommend (from personal experience) a good, basic, durable sewing machine?
posted by brownrd on Feb 14, 2012 - 14 answers

## Roland TR-808 documentary.

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.
posted by Scoo on Sep 28, 2011 - 3 answers

## What is Time Machine Backing Up?

Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time?
posted by dougrayrankin on Apr 23, 2011 - 11 answers

## Help me clean my grandma's old pasta roller

Inherited old Italian pasta roller, how to clean?
posted by penguinkeys on Mar 15, 2011 - 10 answers

## Why oh why do you not work, fantastic washer of garments?

Did I break my washing machine?
posted by bolognius maximus on Feb 20, 2011 - 13 answers

## Phrases about machines.

Do you know (un)common phrases about machines?
posted by curious nu on Feb 18, 2011 - 25 answers

## Snack Dome

What is the purpose of the dome on this vending machine?
posted by Tube on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

What's the cleanest possible way to transfer a standard-IPS four-track cassette master?
posted by mykescipark on Jan 19, 2011 - 3 answers

## Cellphone disassembly alternative for idle hands?

What small mechanical thing can I repeatedly disassemble and re-assemble to keep my hands busy?
posted by ChrisHartley on Oct 23, 2010 - 27 answers

## Translate "of the people" or a similar phrase

What is a short phrase that means "of the people" or similar in Latin or another language?
posted by pbh on Oct 14, 2010 - 22 answers

## How to store washing machine in winter

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?
posted by charles kaapjes on Sep 10, 2010 - 7 answers

## Washing Machine Making Clothes Dirty

LaundryFilter: Why is there linty crap all over my clothes just from the washer (NOT the dryer)?!?!
posted by Elminster24 on Jul 17, 2010 - 17 answers

## Where can I find a replacement bread machine blade?

Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine
posted by mbatch on May 1, 2010 - 4 answers

## Help me get my cheap espresso on

Help me choose a cheap espresso machine. I know, I know...contradiction in terms. Bear with me...
posted by Thorzdad on Mar 17, 2010 - 35 answers

## Macchine per caffĂ¨?

What type of espresso machine is this?
posted by Kiwi on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

## How do I run a single Mac application on a Windows machine?

How do I run a single Mac application on a Windows machine?
posted by Unhyper on Dec 27, 2009 - 14 answers

## Automatic sewing machine - I provide the design, the machine does the rest!

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.
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 30, 2009 - 13 answers

## Your favorite espresso maker

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?
posted by zenpop on Sep 26, 2009 - 23 answers

## CK-THUNK goes the lever of justice

Can individuals rent voting machines?
posted by Lucinda on Aug 16, 2009 - 5 answers

## Bad coffee brew

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:
posted by zenpop on May 12, 2009 - 8 answers

## You never write ...you never call

..Advice please? My grown stepchildren NEVER invite us to their houses...NEVER
posted by naplesyellow on May 5, 2009 - 78 answers

## Washing Machine: Boom!

Was that a helicopter in my kitchen? No. It was the washing machine. Um. Help?
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 1, 2009 - 11 answers

## Looking for a piece of art

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.
posted by doobiedoo on Mar 5, 2009 - 5 answers

## Sewing Machine upgrade worth it?

"Gift" of a sewing machine upgrade - do I want it?
posted by GardenGal on Oct 23, 2008 - 16 answers

## You spin me right round baby right round

Recommendations needed for stackable, energy saver, low water washing machine/dryer combo
posted by spicynuts on Sep 30, 2008 - 11 answers

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