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Mirror a video RSS feed on a secondary server?

I work in an educational environment, and we have a local media server set up to record lectures and then allow them to be watched/downloaded online via podcast-type RSS, but only a limited number can be stored before they're deleted. How can I go about setting up a mirror of this RSS feed that will allow me to store these recordings indefinitely? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jun 11, 2014 - 4 answers

E-ink tablet wirelessly mirrors laptop?

My computer is inside my apartment; my e-ink tablet is in the backyard; both are on the same wireless network. The tablet both (1) mirrors everything on the computer and (2) serves as a wireless keyboard and mouse, sending my touch commands to the computer. How close to this setup am I able to come right now? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

$175 to replace a driver's side rear-view mirror?

I've been going to a repair shop here in LA for a while that I found through the Car Talk fora, but have been increasingly unhappy with them. I took my girlfriend's 2002 Ford Focus in to get an estimate on replacing the mirror, and got back a quote of $175ish, $100 for the part and $75 for the labor (meaning, an hour and a quarter for them at $60 per hour). The thing is, there are third-party mirrors for about $30, and from doing the same thing on a car years ago, I remember it taking about 20 minutes with the right tools. Are they trying to rip me off? Is this a reasonable ballpark for what seems like pretty minor work (the whole assembly pops on and off)? I don't have the tools to do this now (I'd need a deeper socket), so should I buy the part and take it to them? Are dealer mirrors really that superior? (It's out of warranty by now, obviously.) Should I take it to someone else? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Apr 1, 2014 - 19 answers

A question of screws

I've got some heavy things mounted on the wall (mirrors, mostly) that are mounted (and can only be mounted) by hanging them onto two screws inside their top corners. There are no screws at the bottom, and there is no way for them to be: but I'd like them not to fall down if they are hit from the base and pushed upwards, lifting them off the screws. [more inside]
posted by gorcha on Nov 23, 2013 - 17 answers

How do we get this mirror safely standing?

We need to put a large (perhaps 5' tall by 3' wide) rectangular mirror up against a wall of our apartment ... but we're not allowed to mess with the wall in any way. How do we get it to stay there? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Sep 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Is there a special term for silvered mirrors being used for optics?

Do specialized mirrors for optics projects have a different name for a "glassless" mirror, or a specially silvered mirror which has a glass quality to minimize any internal reflections? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Aug 20, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror?

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

hanging a medicine cabinet door

my friend's triple door medicine cabinet lost a door. trying to get a replacement hinge hasn't been fruitful. can you recommend a good alternative hinge? complications inside. [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Jan 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Hangups with Hang-ups

What's the proper way to accommodate a chair rail (dado rail) when hanging items on the wall? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on Oct 18, 2012 - 8 answers

A broken bolt and a heavy mirror

The bolt head in my heavy hanging mirror's back snapped off and I'm trying to fix it but the particleboard backing is being a jerk. [more inside]
posted by jmhodges on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

New car! YAY! Missing Feature! BOO!

Have you seen anything like an attachable mirror to the passenger-side mirror that can be angled down to see where the rear wheel is in relation to the curb? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Jun 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Need a store in NYC with a lot of small pocket mirrors on display

I have an idea that involves a lot of small (pocket) mirrors. So I want to go to a store that ideally has a lot of pocket mirrors of different sizes (shapes are not that important) on display, and play around with them before buying. Then after I find what I need, I'll buy a few. Problem is, I don't want to buy before browsing. Does anyone know of such store in NYC?
posted by ant345 on Jan 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Compact Mirror

Where can I find compact mirrors (about 2" square) in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad on Jan 10, 2012 - 12 answers

What does this mirror do?

What is this giant reflective thing? [more inside]
posted by sarling on Jan 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Old iPhone with a weird mirror display issue

I have an old 1st generation iPhone that I left for dead two years ago, after it got wet and stopped working. I put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Eventually, I tried charging it, and it magically came back to life... But with a very peculiar problem: the on-screen image is a mirror image of what it should be. Everything is flipped horizontally, an exact mirror image... But the phone still expects the same touch input! For instance, to wake it from sleep, the slider appears flipped, as a right-to-left slider; but in order to actually wake it up, I have to slide my finger left-to-right. (my question after the jump) [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Do not apply if DIY

Looking for a glazier in NYC who can apply safety film to some large mirrors. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Advice on Professional Cleaning of a DSLR Sensor

I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

What's a good shaving mirror?

I would like to buy my boyfriend a great, fogless shaving mirror. Has anyone had any positive experiences with any? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on May 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Switch for a heated bathroom mirror

I need to buy an electric switch. [more inside]
posted by devnull on Apr 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Mirror, mirror on the hand, what's the most beautiful vintage compact in the land?

I’ve been looking for the perfect two-mirror compact mirror for awhile now. It’d be a bonus if one mirror is magnifying. I keep finding some beautiful vintage ones on Etsy, but they usually have a drawback – that one side contains crusty, decades-old makeup. Ick. If I were to buy a vintage compact, would it be possible to put a mirror in the second side? Perhaps a framer could do it?
posted by orange swan on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Where is two way mirror glass sold in San Diego?

Where can I get two way mirror glass in San Diego? [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Jan 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Mirrored-mirror mirror.

I want to build a de-reversed mirror. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Dec 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me save our CD exchange!

Need a Christmas miracle! Is there any way to get a playlist from my home computer onto my work computer without going home? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Dec 8, 2010 - 15 answers

If the whole world's a stage, I definitely need better lighting

There's something about the mirrors - or the light - or both, in certain places that's really flattering. What is it? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Dec 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Through the looking glass at 10Gbps

I'm looking for a little box which flips/mirrors an HDMI feed, or an LCD monitor which does the same [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Nov 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Block device timestamps for backup support

In the shower this morning, I had an idea about backup support for disk drives. Since all my best inventions either have fatal fundamental flaws or have already been invented years ago by other people, has anybody already done this one for Linux? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Oct 4, 2010 - 34 answers

A tricky trick of the light...

Help me solve an optical puzzle. How might I make this fictional camera obscura work, given the parameters of my fictional location? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 6, 2010 - 12 answers

What is the best way to transport several large mirrors safely?

What is the best way to transport several large mirrors safely? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on Jun 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Swing arm shaving mirror that moves up and down as well as left and right?

Swing arm shaving mirror that moves up and down as well as left and right? [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Mar 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Need the part # for a 2009 Ford Focus Passenger-side Mirror

I'm trying to find part number(s) to repair a sideswiped passenger side mirror on a 2009 Ford Focus. Most of the mirror is intact, so I'd like to replace only the piece that clips the mirror into the holder cavity. If this isn't possible, I'll grudgingly pony up for the whole mirror assembly. Bonus question: is there a place to buy the part in Orlando, FL before Sunday? Thanks!
posted by jlabrash on Dec 10, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I decorate my mirror wall?

How would you decorate a living room with a mirror wall? [more inside]
posted by unsupervised on Nov 9, 2009 - 10 answers

On the plus side, the view I get with a cracked mirror is pretty funky.

What's the best way to fix my driver's side mirror? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Sep 29, 2009 - 8 answers

How to temporarily re-attach a car's side mirror?

I smashed my car's passenger side mirror against some scaffolding leading into my garage tonight. The mirror and plastic casing are still intact, but now dangling from a wire still attached to the car. I have to drive somewhere early tomorrow morning. What should I do until I can get to a garage? Duct tape it back in place? Will that damage my car's paint? Should I cut the wire and remove the mirror? TIA...
posted by Majorita on Aug 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Nano, nano on the wall..

Do nanotech steam-proof mirrors exist? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Aug 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Does a WD MyBook have a trouble light?

How to tell if WD MyBook mirroring has failed or drive has died? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Jun 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Mirror, mirror, not quite on the wall

I want to mount a mirror in a corner, but it can't be flush with either wall or perfectly vertical. Logistics within. [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Jun 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Cleaning -- and un-holying -- my mirrors

A couple of my mirrors at home have stubborn, sticky stains from drips of a resin-y oil. How can I shift them? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Are the small mirrors on the outside of apartment buildings in San Francisco always Feng Shui Bagua Mirrors?

Are the small mirrors on the outside of apartment buildings in San Francisco always Feng Shui Bagua Mirrors? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Apr 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Hang 'em high, or hang 'em low

I'm hanging a large, 3'X5' framed mirror in my dining room. I'm going to hang it horizontally, and the room has an 8' ceiling. How high up on the wall should the mirror hang?
posted by Mountain Goatse on Apr 6, 2009 - 9 answers

What mystery needs a mirror to solve?

Need help remembering the title of a line of young adult books from the 80s involving mysteries and requiring a mirror to solve. [more inside]
posted by charlesv on Mar 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Go To The Mirror Boy

Do you ever perceive another person's face as being the mirror image of what it "ought" to be? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Nov 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Mirroring the display on an iMac running windows

For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
posted by hydrophonic on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

this or another shaving mirror

Gatco shaving mirrors - good quality? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Is it illegal to drive without a passenger side mirror?

Is it illegal to drive without a passenger side mirror? [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Jul 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Back me up, Scotty!

Recommend a good tool to remotely backup/synchronize large folders to my home NAS. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 18, 2008 - 7 answers

What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads?

What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads? AnitanitaBoyfriend just shared that doctors used to use it to hear heartbeats by pressing the disc against the chest. But he doesn't know the name. My googlefu is not strong enough, so I turn to the collective wisdom of the group..... Thanks Guys!
posted by anitanita on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Flat TV's behind one-way mirrors?

Flat TV's behind two-way mirrors? Good idea or no? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

flip monitor horizontally

Is there a way to flip/ mirror what my monitor displays? [more inside]
posted by apdato on Jan 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Would a mylar mirror work for a home gym?

Would a Mylar Mirror work well for a home gym situation? [more inside]
posted by jseven on Dec 22, 2007 - 7 answers

What would happen if you could create a perfect two-way mirror into a sphere?

What would happen if you could create a perfect two-way mirror into a sphere? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Oct 30, 2007 - 12 answers

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