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Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That (Google Maps Edition)

Can I search for two separate stores (or whatever) on (New) Google Maps to find not only which location of each is closest to me, but also where the two stores are closest to each other? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Nov 15, 2014 - 1 answer

Mirroring your PC screen to multiple cities

I have a Windows 7 computer A in city X that I live in and have full access to. I need to set up TV screens (that could be connected to computers) in city Y and city Z, and then ensure that all of the TV screens display the same thing that's on computer A's monitor(s). The screen(s) will be active every single day (it's an informational panel). How do I best do this? Bonus: can the solution work with multiple monitors?
posted by ajackson on Nov 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Help out a writer with a severe case of writer's block!

I am working on a story where a character recalls several intense "Rashomon" type events with multiple perspectives and interesting differences in how intense events play out to different witnesses. I've thought of a couple but I'd love the germ of a few more ideas... [more inside]
posted by extrabox on Jun 23, 2014 - 9 answers

Lean in or get real - apply for the higher or lower job?

An employer I am interested in working for has two jobs open. The jobs are at different levels - one role reports to the other. Should I apply for both jobs or one only? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Jun 16, 2014 - 19 answers

I have too many interests and I'm losing it

I have always had multiple interests, and the list has grown as I've gotten older. I can't decide how to pursue them without losing my sanity. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Feb 18, 2014 - 16 answers

Does split-screen software like this exist?

I am looking for some sort of software that will split my single monitor into four separate desktops that will allow me to have full-screen video on each quadrant. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Feb 10, 2014 - 9 answers

NYC subway trains stink, mold?

I feel sick every time I get on to nyc subway trains. The N train is constantly stinky like urine and mcdonalds and feet, that triggered my multiple chemical sensitivity badly. I noticed 7 train usually have very fresh air which does not trigger my symptoms, as well as #6 train. R train is much better than N train, and E train is much better than F train. I want to know what caused these nasty stinky trains? Are all odor caused by mold? Btw: I can't tolerate PATH smell as well. I'm so confused people in these trains seem do not feel anything. Any information or comment are welcome.
posted by pack2themoon on Dec 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Taking care of 2 babies without someone's head exploding?

When I got pregnant, my brother and sister-in-law immediately offered SIL as our daycare provider as she'd be at home with their baby anyway. Sweet! Now I'm 2 months from going back to work, however, and she's getting (understandable) cold feet about the idea of caring for 2 babies at the same time. Not sweet. :( Looking for suggestions on how our families can make this work, because trying to figure out a different daycare/nanny option in the next 2 months is giving me hives (plus I'd love for my son to be cared for by family if possible). Wall o' relevant details inside... [more inside]
posted by laeren on Dec 7, 2013 - 30 answers

I want multiple homepages [*not* start pages] in Chrome? w/o JavaScript!

Hi all, I've done my research and cannot see how Chrome multiple homepages works. I thought that I did have multiple homepages up until recently so I believe this is doable, and I cannot use javascript [locked down work PC], only tweak settings. Have you done this? Can you teach me? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Run multiple instances of program designed for single use (win7)

I need to have multiple separate instances of BlueStacks (android emulator) for something I'm developing. (PS, I'm running win7) [more inside]
posted by audio on Jun 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Can't get ATI/AMD 7970 to work with a 2nd video card in the computer.

I am trying to upgrade my computer (Intel DP55WG motherboard, Windows 7 64 bit) from two ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6950 video cards to two Radeon HD 7970 cards. When I install either of the 7970 cards along with any other card (the other 7970 or either of my 6950s), only one card is able to start in Windows. The other card does not provide video output, and it has an exclamation icon in the device manager with the text "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)" Do you have any idea why this is happening or how I might be able to fix it? More details and a list of things I have already tried inside. [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Multiple Sclerosis - Disability

I will try to keep this short....My wife (37yo) was diagnosed w/ MS in 2007. Since that time she really hasn't had any really bad symptoms or issues. Well it has now reared its ugly head and she has major fatigue, legs hurting really bad, and she is very scared. She went to her nuero and he said she has now more lesions and a "black hole", and that he was going to do his best to keep her out of a wheelchair or off of a cane. My question is about disability. At her current job she has no short or long term disability. So what are her options? Her doctor asked if she could go part time, however as a family of 4 we couldn't afford that. We are just looking at options, so any guidance or answers would be extremely helpful. Also, we live in Texas if that helps any.
posted by flipmiester99 on Apr 14, 2013 - 8 answers

A thousand words for your pictures

Help me find excellent writing about visual arts. [more inside]
posted by man down under on Mar 11, 2013 - 10 answers

How to navigate the tricky waters of possible multiple job offers?

I'm a UI/UX designer who is flat broke and unemployed. I'm independently interviewing for 2 positions at the moment and have 3-4 other positions that I have or am about to interview for through a recruiter. Some are temporary, some are temp-to-perm, and some are permanent. Some are also more interesting to me than others, including one that I'm most interested in which I've been waiting to hear back from for the past week or so. However, the temporary positions (2-4 weeks) have more immediate needs and are more likely to lay something on the table in the next few days if they end up giving me an offer. My question is: If I get a call that says "We'd like to offer you the position", how do I respond without an immediate yes and still be in consideration? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

How to take in a second cat who also eats special prescription food?

We have an old cat who eats special prescription food. We are thinking about taking in a friend's old cat who also eats special prescription food. Is there a convenient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Jan 22, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I make excel break multiple rows into new sheets without doing it manually?

How can I make excel break each common row off into a new sheet? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

A scifi book about kids who traveled to an alternative universe?

I'm looking for a sci-fi book about young people who traveled to an alternative universe on multiple occasions. There was something about a power station and the story may also have mentioned a triangular symbol. It turns out that their switching between universes was limited for some reason. [more inside]
posted by who squared on Oct 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Minimizing bluetooth interference with multiple devices running simultaneously?

Advice to minimize bluetooth interference and maintain connectivity across multiple devices in a huge public space? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit on Jun 18, 2012 - 2 answers

How to navigate dating multiple people?

I've found "The One!" Actually, I've found two. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Adaptable Reuse Glass top

What can I do with a approx 4 by 2.5 foot piece of glass (thats about .5 inch deep)? Part of a glass desk top. I have a patio, but virtually no room to use it inside as a desk. Thoughts?
posted by sandmanwv on May 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Sync fuel records across multiple iThings?

My wife and I both have iPhones. We also own two cars. We each drive either of the cars, depending on where we are going and how many kids we're taking. Is there an app that lets us sync fuel records for both cars between both phones, no matter who does the fill-up? How do we synchronize our records?
posted by Pater Aletheias on Apr 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Predict test questions or read them all?

Is it better to predict a test answer then look for the choice that matches or read through each answer choice on middle school standardized tests? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Mar 29, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I get multiple video and audio outputs on a PC

I would like to connect two external TVs to my PC, each playing its own independent video with audio. The source video files would be located on the PC's hard drive. Would I need two video cards or a single card with dual video outputs? Also would I need two audio cards? Is there a video software that can run in multiple instances that will allow me to select the video and audio outputs for each video to separate the outputs? Can anyone suggest a solution to accomplish this?
posted by dennis10512 on Mar 15, 2012 - 5 answers

My iPhone needs some SIM card double penetration.

Two SIM cards in one phone? In one iPhone? Can I really do this now and if it can be done, what hardware do you recommend?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Wordpress blogs "Central Command" Solution?

Seeking recommendations for dealing with many Wordpress sites from one central location. I have a number of personal sites, plus work related sites, and would like a secure, central way to deal with them all – plus a wishpony that is probably not even a spark in some stallion's eye... [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Match multiple columns in excel/access

I'm trying to merge multiple month's worth of data into one master spreadsheet with a master column on the left, and individual month's counts on the right. My data is laid out as such: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Which is the best version of the book?

Which is the definitive (original/best) version/edition to read of your favourite books? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera on Aug 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Four interviews for one job?

I recently started interviewing for jobs for the first time in 7 years. Every single job (coordinator positions) seems to require multiple interviews and/or tests. The process can go on for two weeks. A friend who is trying to get a job as a waiter in a catering company told me he has gone through the same multiple interview thing! Is this common now, due to the recession, or what? I didn't get the first two jobs. I must come across as exhausted as I feel.
posted by PJSibling on Apr 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Multiple Sclerosis, Autism and Acoustic Neuromas - Connection?

I married into a family with the following medical history: the mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her 50s, her daughter was diagnosed with an vestibular schwannoma in her 40s, and her grandson from another daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and epilepsy when he was 7. These are seemingly separate issues except that while educating myself on them I kept bumping into connections with the myelin sheath. Turns out that each of these conditions are, or thought to be linked to this same group of cells which cover nerves. I casually mentioned this to a neurologist and was quickly dismissed as crazy, but isn't it possible if not likely that there's an as-yet undiscovered genetic link connecting all of these conditions? Has anyone ever studied such a connection?
posted by Jamesonian on Mar 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I report Bonferonni corrected pairwise comparisons in APA style?

What statistics do I report for Bonferonni corrected post hoc tests? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on Jan 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Wireless sound for all...

I want to replace my current, cheap, crappy surround sound system. However, there are a number of components that need to be addressed to satisfy me. [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Jan 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Delaying tactics for fellowship acceptance?

How should I determine whether to accept fellowship offers on very different time frames? [more inside]
posted by DolorousEdd on Jan 5, 2011 - 2 answers

3 Monitors with a Single Graphics Card

Will modern graphics cards with two DVI ports (or one DVI and one VGA) and an HDMI port allow me to use dual monitors plus a TV (or 3 monitors) at the same time? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Firefox, find words in this list!

Is there any way to get Firefox to search the text on a web page for multiple items -- say, words in a list? (Aside, of course, from manually typing each word into the Find box, one word at a time.) [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Nov 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there a mouse that can control more than one PC?

What I want is a wireless mouse which has two or more receivers that plug into my computers and a button or switch somewhere on the mouse that lets me switch between each receiver. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Ten98 on Oct 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Can we be legally married twice in two different states?

What will happen if a man and a woman submit marriage licenses in two separate states less than a year apart? Specifically, if they get married by a judge in Washington state, then ~1 year later get married by a pastor in Wisconsin and in order to avoid having all parties involved know about the WA wedding, sign another marriage license and have it submitted to the state of WI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 49 answers

I want THIS over THERE

Why won't my 17" Macbook Pro remember where I put windows when I connect my external monitor? [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork on Aug 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Can I set up different domains that inter-link without being penalized?

Will setting up multiple sites and pages that inter-link be penalized by Google? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Create a list from multiple green answers

I've favorited xx number of questions on the green. The majority of the answers are book titles and or authors. I would like to create a compilation list from all the threads. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jul 27, 2010 - 11 answers

how to let other guys know of each other's existence when you are going out with more than one guy at a time?

How would you handle going out with multiple guys at the same time? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Jun 6, 2010 - 17 answers

How to handle multiple job offers.

Please advise me on how to handle this delicate work situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Multiple Tenants on a Lease

I'm getting ready to rent a house with three classmates and close friends and have a quick question about the legalese of lease agreements for multiple tenants. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Apr 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Thunderbird emails being replied to wrong address

Email replies going to a different address than the one sent from in Thunderbird. [more inside]
posted by LillyBird on Mar 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Sex is Awesome! Could I multiply it?

Relatively new to sex and it's awesome, and constantly getting better. How do we do it multiple times in a night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 - 13 answers

How to send a Gmail to multiple recipients?

Asking for a friend: Once every few months, my friend needs to send a mass email to a bunch of folks who have emailed her. She uses Gmail. Because she has never emailed these people before, they do not "pop up" automagically as contacts when she types their name, and there are far too many to make this a practical solution anyway. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Feb 14, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I stop my iPhone creating multiple calendars and merge them into one?

For some reason my iPhone's on-board calendar comprises no fewer than eight calendars. My appointments are strewn across the calendars quite randomly. When I add a new appointment, sometimes yet another calendar is created. The only way for me to view my appointments in a comprehensible fashion is to view "All". How do I bring an end to this preposterous state of affairs? Is there a way to merge all my calendars into one? I am a Mobile Me subscriber.
posted by skylar on Jan 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Paypal multiple countries

I live in Australia and I have a Paypal account there with an Australian bank account attached to it. If I open a bank account in another country can I associate it to the same Paypal account? [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Jan 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Juniper Netscreen Question

I need to have 2 subnets (/29s) on the external/untrust interface on my netscreen firewall. It will be NATing and I'll need to use VIPs from both subnets. [more inside]
posted by hylaride on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers

An app for Windows for hunting down and eradicating multiple copies of files?

Is there an app for Windows that you know of for hunting down and eradicating multiple copies of the same files? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Dec 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Calculating Probability Over Several Attempts?

How do you multiply probability across multiple chances? Let's say that every time you roll a die, you have a one-in-six chance of having five come up. What math would you perform to come up with the probability of five coming up at some point with the dice being rolled two times? Three? Five? Ten? (I'm using dice as a shorthand here: the actual probability figure I'm working with is 24%.)
posted by WCityMike on Sep 16, 2009 - 15 answers

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