I'm a low- to medium-grade computer techie. I've recently fallen in love with the remote desktop concept (I've been using TeamViewer). I have my main PC with all my data and the software I use, setup how I like it, and then remote into that from mobile devices, friend's computers, work computers, etc., even my laptop I now prefer to use as a portal into my main PC. [more inside]
[DifficultGiftFilter] My fiancé is one of those techie guys (software architect/developer) who already has all the latest gadgets and is generally hard to shop for. However, one of his most prized possessions is a beautiful little stirling engine. What are some other cool little machines that he might appreciate? [more inside]
What's the best automatic espresso machine under $500? [more inside]
Help me find a Christmas present: an old bathroom ornament(?) that works when you put a penny in it. [more inside]
Sewing and Curtains [more inside]
I got a bread machine! Tell me all your tasty recipes!
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.
After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
I'm looking for some software to play the lottery. Does this exist? [more inside]
New sewing machine rawr! I am trying to take in my pants, but I can't get the correct tension no matter what I do! [more inside]
I need a new all-in-one machine that is PC and Mac compatible, good for networking, can handle faxes with multiple ring, copier, flatbed scanner, multiple cartridges of paper, ink doesn't cost a million dollars, and is really sturdy. I'm willing to spend up to $500 but I want it to be good quality. Personal recommendations?
Someone has an idea to put to use an existing industrial machine that would expand its capabilities and reach other markets. At the moment there are 3 companies that manufacture this machine that he'd like to approach. [more inside]
Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
Inherited old Italian pasta roller, how to clean? [more inside]
How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns?
How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns? [more inside]
Did I break my washing machine? [more inside]
Do you know (un)common phrases about machines? [more inside]
Whenever I've tried to use the running machine at the gym, I feel like if I make one false move I'm going to fall or slip. How do people nonchalantly run on these things? [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]
Is there a metal shop that I could theoretically rent out for a day in NYC? (Not 3rd Ward) [more inside]
Can't remember a poem about drowning, and I think it has a mention of a "piston". Can anyone help? [more inside]
Food Manufacturing equipment - need a device for a specific purpose. [more inside]
I want to be a Turing machine for Halloween. I'm going to be surrounded by language nerds. They'll get it. But I need my 'fancy dress' (aka, costume) to be fantastic and I have limited time, money and supplies. [more inside]
I have a computer (Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, 6GB RAM, i5-760 processor) on which I want to run various virtual machines. Help me decide what software to choose. [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]
In the cabinet of my grandmother's ancient Singer, I found an attachment for the machine which had been mailed to her from Chicago, Ill., to Yakima, Wa. It was mailed in a small manila envelope, and the postmark is unreadable, except for the postage meter "stamp" which says 3 cents. The instructions inside have no copyright notation. My question is how would I ascertain what year this was mailed to her?
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?
Help me find a story about a kid who goes on a tour with his school to Russia, gets involved with some guys from the mafia, and ends up with the nickname "The Machine" [more inside]
LaundryFilter: Why is there linty crap all over my clothes just from the washer (NOT the dryer)?!?! [more inside]
My front-loading washing machine smells bad, and makes my clothes smell bad. It smells mildew-y or like a sour dishcloth, and has imparted sour dishcloth smell to my favorite black (i.e., can't be bleached) pants. [more inside]
I need an industrial sewing machine. But which one? [more inside]
What is the best, most-reliable front-loading washing machine one can get for under $1000? [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]
I just watched a thing on Discovery Channel YouTube, and it was from three years ago about time machines. Real ones. But my question was, what happens when you turn off the machine, and then turn it back on? [more inside]
How do I run a single Mac application on a Windows machine? [more inside]
What sort of machine printed this Certification of Birth Abroad? The letters are broken up and stencil-ish, but it's no ordinary dot-matrix printer. [more inside]
Bread making help! I missed the 'beep' to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread. Is it too late? [more inside]
Is there a machine that will allow me to cut a hole in a stack of paper? [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]
How did we go from basic rough hand tools to the point of having really precise tools? Specifically, how do you make a better tool from the ones you have on hand? [more inside]
Is there any way for Google Translate to process long files? It seems to kick out at around 38K.
Can individuals rent voting machines? [more inside]
Sewing Gear Filter: I have a number of sewing machines that have nylon or plastic composite gears that have broken. Some of them I can have replaced, some of them are no longer made. I am wondering about DIY bionic sewing machine parts. [more inside]
How can I rent a soft serve ice cream maker in London, Ontario (or around Toronto) for Saturday October 10th, 2009? [more inside]