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Trying to get to the "root" of things. Sorry.

Totally naive math-filter. What is the relationship between percentage difference between two real numbers and the percentage difference between their squares? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Apr 5, 2009 - 8 answers

A drop in the river

How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Girl Give me Phone Number, but Forgets Area Code.

Amazing girl I meet at a show gives me her phone number, but forgets to give me the area code. Main problem: I barely know anything about her - not even her name. How can I get in touch? [more inside]
posted by Risiko on Mar 5, 2009 - 32 answers

How can I get "ownership" of a very specific phone number?

I want to "own" a very specific phone number (non-800). How can I get it? [more inside]
posted by weston on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Is there an easy way to save my cell phone number?

Are there any new cheap options for saving my cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by Pinwiz on Feb 7, 2009 - 3 answers

"You know my name, look up the number"

Sports jersey questions: Why is the baseball pitcher with a single-digit number such a rarity? Why do hockey goalies usually wear 1, or something in the 30s? And why are 2-7 usually worn by defensemen? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jan 11, 2009 - 7 answers

How to get a certain non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail?

How to get a specific non-800 phone number to FAX & voicemail? [more inside]
posted by ggruschow on Dec 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Artist Forming a Business

What is the difference between a Master of Business License and a LLC in Washington State? Which one would be more appropriate for a freelance artist/product designer/jeweler to have? I need to have a Tax ID number for my business, is that the same as a UBI number? Thanks!
posted by bdoop21 on Dec 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Need suggestions in finding call forwarding/virtual phone number service

I am looking for a call forwarding service. I would like to have a single phone number that would not change. I would then like to forward any calls to this number to multiple phones simultaneously. No call screening needed, just have whichever phone picks up the call first take the call. [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek on Nov 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Searching for activation number for debit card.

I have a debit card from my credit union. I tore the activation sticker off of it before calling the number. Any way I can find the number somehow?
posted by ofthestrait on Aug 17, 2008 - 8 answers

a shitty question

Poop question about normalcy and bowel movements [possibly disgusting] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2008 - 25 answers

How do I port my number to Cricket from Vonage.

Cricket says it isn't possible to port my phone number from Vonage but there has to be a way, right? What's the cheapest way to accomplish this? I'm assuming I'd need to port it somewhere else first. Or not?
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Don't call me, I'll call you. No, seriously, I'll call you. Don't call me.

I'm currently out of work and looking for a new job. I share a cell plan with my family, but thanks to the combination of my having little money coming in and my sister & her boyfriend deciding that text messages are super fun, my phone's been cut off. So now I have dozens of resumes floating around with a bad phone number! How do I let prospective employers know my new number? [more inside]
posted by aristan on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Order my contents?

How can I create a table of contents for a professional portfolio that contains a collection of material gathered from various sources? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Feb 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me keep my phone number a year from now

Canadian Phone Question: I'll be leaving my city and province for a year, and I'd like to make sure that I have the same phone number when I return as when I left. What are my (cheapest) options? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Why do commercials for Disney World have a toll number?

Why do commercials for Disney World have a toll number? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 3, 2008 - 12 answers

What to these take-off parts fit?

Can you help me figure out what model of Ford Pick-up truck these parts can fit? (links to large pictures of parts and serial numbers inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jan 3, 2008 - 5 answers

I want 55 5th St. But, noooo!

How are house numbers allotted in Walton County, FL? The fellow at the courthouse said it is determined by distance and has something to do with emergency services. The house right next door to me is 53, but my number is 61. Why isn't it 55? Googling has failed me.
posted by wsg on Jan 2, 2008 - 11 answers

NFL jersey numbers

Can anyone help me find the most-sold NFL football jersey number? e.g., Have more #7's been sold than any other number, regardless of team or player?
posted by robstercraw on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

How would you assign numbers to the different types of human effluvia?

How would you assign numbers to the different types of human effluvia? [more inside]
posted by Mapes on Dec 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Point me in the right direction...

I need to find a Phone Number Bank-type service that works for Houston, TX phone numbers. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Formatting Phone Numbers

Why are certain phone numbers written out differently on web pages, e-mails, business cards, etc? Such as 123-456-7890 or 123.456.7890? How did this originate and are there situations where one format is more appropriate than another?
posted by debit on Aug 7, 2007 - 40 answers

Keeping my cell number alive for 2 years

CellPhoneFilter: What's the cheapest/best way for me to keep my US cell phone number while I'm gone abroad for 2 years? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Parking or forwarding my phone number, while living abroad

I know that phone numbers can be moved from carrier to carrier, but I'm moving outside the country for a while. Can I "park" my fantastic mobile number and reclaim it when I return? [more inside]
posted by cmiller on Jun 21, 2007 - 10 answers

HPShopping.com back-end number

Does anyone have a back-end number for HPShopping.com, i.e. a means to call from Canada? [more inside]
posted by strangelove on Jun 19, 2007 - 1 answer

Weird phone numbers showing up on my cell phone caller ID

There are weird phone numbers showing up on my caller ID - what's going on? What should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Jun 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Looking for 1/2 house numbers

Anyone know where you can find some nice 1/2 house numbers online? (I live at 217 1/2 N. joshuaconner St. and want to put my address outside.)
posted by joshuaconner on Feb 23, 2007 - 9 answers

A number plate worth cherishing?

Does anyone have experience with buying, selling or swapping UK "cherished reg" car number plates? [more inside]
posted by sagwalla on Jan 31, 2007 - 1 answer

How do I get my old phone number back?

How do I purchase my old phone number? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Oct 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Keeping phone number with voicemail only for a reasonable cost.

I have an old Cell phone from the states ( i just moved to the US Virgin Islands) that I would like to have go to voicemail only (thus keeping the number for if / when I move back to the states and so I dont have to update everyone with my new number (they can just call it, leave a message and I can return the call with my local cell) but I am having a hard time finding a service that accomplishes this. I want to keep my current number (on verizon wireless) but I dont want to pay 40 some bucks a month just for voicemail (thats their cheapest plan) a search online found a few options but they seem expensive... I'd like to pay something like 60 70 80 a year for this... Is that service out there where I can port my number over?
posted by crewshell on Oct 12, 2006 - 5 answers

800 Number: Pro's and Con's

I'm considering getting a 1-800 number. How best to go about this, and is there a chance I could get burned with a huge bill? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Oct 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Girl advice

Question about getting this girl's number and possible creepiness factor. [more inside]
posted by comatose on Aug 14, 2006 - 39 answers

maybe this is a good thing

Haven't done a #2 in a few days now. No pain or discomfort whatsoever...anything to worry about? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Jul 5, 2006 - 22 answers

Why the same serial number, Autodesk?

Since the dawn of recorded time, you can use a certain easy to remember serial number1 to install any Autodesk product. This number is widely known and used by the "try before you buy" crowd2. Why would this be so? Any conjectures on why Autodesk hasn't plugged this hole? 1I won't post the actual #, lets say it starts with a multiple of 100 and then has a bunch of digits in sequence. 2Or so my friends tell me.
posted by skree on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

Numbers are fun!

Asking for a friend... He's interested in examples of number systems not based on western sets of 10. Anyone know of good info on non-standard number systems used in other cultures or for niche purposes, such as hexadecimal?
posted by efalk on Mar 9, 2006 - 29 answers

What musical is this from?

Help me identify this (Off-?)Broadway number. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Feb 6, 2006 - 10 answers


oh, i'm a 500, 510, 515, 534, 575 (this is fun) 641 703 793 794 796 797 001 070 118 403 410 160 what are you? [more inside]
posted by gregariousrecluse on Sep 13, 2005 - 15 answers

VOIP vanity numbers

Is there a VOIP service like Vonage that lets you choose your own phone number (not just the area code?) Vonage does not currently support such "vanity numbers." Note I am not trying to move a current phone number over but create a new one from scratch if it is available. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jun 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Random sequences in your head

Does anyone have a simple, reasonably fair, method for generating random numbers in their head (or with pen and paper)? [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Jun 24, 2005 - 16 answers

Knowing a phone number's provider.

Is there a way — given a phone number — to know the provider of the phone service? [more inside]
posted by silusGROK on Jun 8, 2005 - 6 answers

The Number of the Beast

Why was (is) 666 the number of the beast? Revelation says that the number of the beast is six hundred threescore and six; I know the verse, but I'm curious as to why that's the number and not, say, 555, 637, or 8. [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Mar 26, 2005 - 27 answers

Print-run numbers on backs of books

I have seen numbers on the back of books that puzzle me; they look like this: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13. What do these mean?
posted by msacheson on Aug 16, 2004 - 10 answers


how many levels of meta are possible, in practice? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Dec 15, 2003 - 15 answers

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