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How do you find the strength to walk away?

How do yo determine if the problem is you, or the other person, and if it is time to just give up and surrender? I am here to seek help in a relationship I feel may be emotionally abusive, but am questioning my sanity and if it was really me- how do you tell? It's easy to point the finger at someone else and push off blame, but I'm starting to blame myself. [more inside]
posted by DMVgirl on Oct 22, 2014 - 50 answers

A friendship worth strengthening?

A longtime casual friend, that many of my other friends dislike, is moving to my city and expecting us to become much closer friends. However, I don't feel particularly close to this person, our conversations have always been kind of awkward and I'm uncertain we can ever have the close friendship he wants. Should I give it a chance? Is it worth it? How do I handle this situation without hurting anyones feelings? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2014 - 22 answers

I want to Excel

I need some Excel assistance. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Dec 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Google Search by Image failed ... anyone know where I could buy this?

I recently stumbled across this image, and I'd like to buy it. However, Google Search by Image didn't yield any applicable results, and I wasn't able to come up with the right Google phrasing to yield anything meaningful. Anyone know where I might be able to buy this (preferably via an online retailer, e.g. Amazon, etc.)?
posted by WCityMike on Oct 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Electronic Alteration of a DIGITAL Sample as a Defense

i once heard a lawyer claim you can "fight" copyright claims by altering frequency and introducing manipulation to the audio samples. following text "SOUND SAMPLING PROTECTION AND INFRINGEMENT IN TODAY'S MUSIC INDUSTRY" claims this is null. can anyone clarify this?
posted by yosh on Aug 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Articles about digital photo manipulation and ethics

Hi, I am curious about how photographers view the ethics of digital manipulation. Do you know any articles or discussions where I could learn more? I'm interested in a variety of views from photographers in different fields. Thanks!
posted by dfc5656 on Jul 4, 2013 - 5 answers

What word or phrase sums up this pattern of human interaction?

I'm looking for a word or phrase to sum up the following sentiment: [more inside]
posted by bac on Jun 11, 2013 - 42 answers

Chiropractic Manipulation of the Ear

My wife wants to take our 9 month old to the chiropractor to have his ear manipulated to address ear infections. From what I understand, this would involve tugging/manipulating the ear itself, and not the C-spine. Hope me with science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2013 - 33 answers

What the heck is wrong with my mother?!

My mom is well-meaning. She tries hard to be good and kind. I would be in dead a ditch without her. However, she is far and away the most emotionally manipulative person I have ever met. The most succinct way I can describe her behavior this: Every conversation about a problem-- even if it's not related to her behavior-- turns into a conversation about what a bad person she is. YANMPsychologist. But she doesn't have one and won't get one, and I need some kind of term to frame her behavior so I can look up resources on how to talk to her without wanting to scream. [more inside]
posted by the liquid oxygen on Mar 4, 2013 - 28 answers

Creating an index of first lines

Creating an index of first lines, from a group of many poems, each stored in a seperate .txt file. Are there any applications or scripts that would help me to do that? [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

I feel manipulated by my partner. Am I?

I feel manipulated by my partner. Am I? Or am I a total nut hatch? I feel like a total nut hatch sometimes. I can't quite put a finger on what's wrong with what he does in the moment, but I feel annoyed later on. To illustrate my case in favor of control and manipulation, I present Exhibits A through G. [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Oct 10, 2012 - 69 answers

The silver tongued devil's got nothing to lose

The daughter of a family friend is being pursued by a modeling agency which we feel is using questionable tactics. We need resources to show this headstrong girl that this is not in her best interest. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Sep 13, 2012 - 46 answers

Hack To The Future

Hackerfilter: How difficult would it be for a government agency to forge a data trail that goes back several years? Specific (fictional) example inside. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 10, 2012 - 8 answers

When to pull the plug?

Family Drama Filter: Please help me sort out this situation. My parents are very difficult people and I'm considering cutting off ties. Help. [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on May 1, 2012 - 50 answers

Examples of positive change in public behavior after seeing it on Film or TV?

Examples of public health manipulation? [more inside]
posted by MansRiot on Jan 24, 2012 - 25 answers

Physics with Albegra for the nonlinear thinkers

How do the variables on both sides of physics equations not become redundant (specifically involving adding/subtracting forces and centripetal force and acceleration)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 18, 2011 - 20 answers

How to get hired as a creative Photoshop junkie?

How to get hired as a Photoshop junkie? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Jun 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for characters who face subtle consequences because of their character flaws

Looking for subtle examples in fiction: a character is manipulated by others and faces consequences, or screws himself/herself over, because of his/her own character flaws or immoral actions. [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on May 14, 2011 - 23 answers

The Cruel Meanies!

Dark Teen Movie? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Dec 14, 2010 - 54 answers

How to avoid hiring manipulative people

As part of my job, I interview lots of engineering candidates (but the field doesn't really matter). One of my concerns is hiring manipulative personalities (blaming, perpetual victim, passive/aggressive, covert-aggressive, untreated personality disorders, etc). What are the best things to ask to spot trouble ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by ssqq on Oct 21, 2010 - 38 answers

I can't see clearly now

Given a known myopia prescription, and distance from monitor, could a filter be applied to an image so that it would be clear to me, without my glasses? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

I think they hate me?

I am always suspecting that people secretly hate me, or they are secretly mad at me, or they are generally acting towards me in ways that conceal their inner (potentially manipulative) emotions. What could cause this, and how do I stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 28 answers

I see what you did there and no you cannot have a discount.

What would you call this style of psychological manipulation? And what are effective ways to respond to and neutralize it? A couple longish examples of said behavior inside. [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Feb 8, 2010 - 30 answers

How do I deal with management manipulation?

I'm in a crappy work situation and I know that the ultimate solution involves leaving my job, but how can I cope with this particular situation in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Have Girlfriend, Will Travel (Too Much)

How do I express the need for more 'me time' with my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2009 - 34 answers

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Reluctant Trustifarian

My parents have offered to *give* me between $100K and $120K to go in on a house with them. I will accept this gift, but I need some help figuring out how to handle the strings that are certainly attached. Long story. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2008 - 44 answers

Help me play with my image collection!

I have a large image collection that I use for illustration reference. Are there any programs (I have a mac, but could get access to a PC if there's something cool) that can play with large collections of images in unexpected ways? [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Apr 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Help Me Restore The Past

How do I go about retouching this photo? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 6, 2007 - 15 answers

What can I do about an older father's change in behavior?

A 60-something father has begun lying to me, in manipulative ways. My mom blows it off as not a big deal, as do my siblings. Is there anything I can do? Is everyone in denial? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2007 - 17 answers

Manipulation of Data

Your told you have a test in Excel regarding Data Manipulation, what do you revise? [more inside]
posted by informity on Feb 13, 2007 - 11 answers

Is this photo manipulated?

Scientificfraudfilter. Does this photo look like it's been fabricated or at least significantly manipulated? [more inside]
posted by shoos on Jan 28, 2007 - 18 answers

A short course in guilt.

What are some easy/common ways to make a stranger feel guilty? [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on Oct 11, 2006 - 29 answers

How to control a human

I'm looking for a book on how to manipulate and control a group of humans, non-physically. Governments use manipulation to convince it's citizens to agree with them. Companies invest billions of dollars into researching how to convince a consumer to buy a product. [more inside]
posted by JokingClown on May 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Converting A Plain Text List Of URLs Into An HTML List of Clickable Links

What's the easiest way to convert a plain text list of URLs with descriptions into an HTML page of clickable links? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Feb 21, 2006 - 9 answers

How to convert photographs into famous paintings

What is the website that one can upload a photograph and convert that image into what looks like a famous painting (Modigliani , van Gogh etc). I recall it used some type of face recognition software algorithms.
posted by turbanhead on Oct 19, 2005 - 2 answers

Program that will batch adjust light levels on (ZIP and RAR) compressed CBZ and CBR files of scanned JPEGs?

I have a large amount of CBZ and CBR files that are ZIP and RAR files respectively with scanned JPEGs of comic books inside them. Thing is, the levels on the scans are sometimes too dark or too bright. Is there a windows program that would batch fix the levels (like photoshop's Automatic Levels command) on the compressed archives without having to unzip pr unrar them first?
posted by signal on Jul 2, 2004 - 4 answers

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