I'm having car trouble. I know about computers not cars. I feel stupid. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I want to do something similar to this London artist's idea...but when I think about it I quickly get mired in the logistics. Can you help me decide if I could do something like this that would be environmentally correct plus not cost me money personally? "Art bin" [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow
on Feb 5, 2010 -
My car appears to be leaking oil..or some other fluid. Is it safe to drive until I can get to a mechanic? [more inside]
posted by gnutron
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Dry skin and Avocado oil: My wife has excellent results with with an Avocado oil based product designed to prevent dry and flaking skin on her face during winter. We bought a tiny bottle of it at the cosmetic department of a department store that cost 55 euros. After reading the ingredient list it seems a bit of a ripoff... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Nov 14, 2009 -
Me and my skin recently discovered that we both like body oil a lot more than lotion. The stuff I've seen so far when out shopping comes in very tiny jars and is a bit expensive for me. Any suggestions for body oil in bulk? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly
on Nov 14, 2009 -
How can I get 91 octane gas in an area that seems to sell only 87/89/93? What sort of damage might I have caused to a new vehicle by filling it with 87 for a little while? [more inside]
posted by ish__
on Oct 22, 2009 -
ScentFilter: I love the smell of Caress's Moroccan body wash. Help me find a similar scent in perfume form! [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Sep 30, 2009 -
I am a 52 year old quadriplegic (C-4,C-5 incomplete) former oil and gas senior executive.
Until recently, I've been able to both support my family and afford the post-Cobra health insurance premiums available through our Texas High Risk Pool.
I'll will soon be overtaken by the myriad of expenses now beginning to snowball.
posted by anonymous
on Sep 18, 2009 -
What difference does it make to the United States economy whether oil is traded or denominated in the US dollar or in other currencies? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Aug 31, 2009 -
In There Will Be Blood
, Daniel Plainview delivers the line: "I have a competition in me." Could this be described as grammatically correct, strictly speaking? Or is it idiomatic, but not strictly correct? Is Plainview saying, essentially, "I have a [sense of] competition in me," a sentence that, were it to be spelled out as such, would lose its rhetorical punch? Could it be argued as a case of poetic metonymy or something of the kind? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Aug 8, 2009 -
There seems to be a trend among older women, at least in Baltimore (mainly African-American ladies, but I have seen Hispanic and Caucasian women do this as well), of matting down hair with some sort of oil. The goal seems to be to get as much hair as possible as close to the scalp as possible. The bangs are then stuck to the forehead, and it looks like this is purely oil based. As I haven't yet had the kahones to ask one of these lovely ladies what's up with the hair, I was hoping someone knew:
A. What sort of product is being applied to get this "just out of the oil bath" look?
B. Is this an every morning thing, or do you apply just once a week? Once a month?
posted by ichthuz
on Jul 23, 2009 -
Assuming that I believe that the U.S. economy will not recover in the near future, what's a relatively simple way to make a bet that would profit from my belief? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym
on Jul 17, 2009 -
First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Are Trader Joe's Salmon Oil capsules still good for you even though they are so much cheaper then health food store brands? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno
on May 25, 2009 -
Check Engine light is on and there is a ominous whirling sound coming from my engine? [more inside]
posted by slowtree
on Apr 14, 2009 -
[(50 Garlics + 3/4 teacup of Olive Oil) * Food Processor] + Long Term Storage = Botulism? If yes, what could be used to replace the oil? [more inside]
posted by Memo
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend some good resources (articles, books, DVDs, websites) about oil
that are appropriate for a secondary school curriculum? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart
on Mar 30, 2009 -
What are the dangers and benefits of non stick cookware (teflon/generic teflon type)? It's obviously healthier to cook without using lots of oil, but I've heard rumors of health problems such as cancer being linked to long term use of non stick pans. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Mar 22, 2009 -
Do hot oil treatments for hair work? Are they good for curly/frizzy fairly thick hair? Will they make my hair silky smooth? Or do they do nothing? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Mar 18, 2009 -
What are the pros and cons of trying to switch heating systems from a traditional furnace to a waste oil heater that burns used gasoline engine oil, particularly for an automobile repair garage? [more inside]
posted by franklen
on Feb 27, 2009 -
What exactly does it mean for paint to be formulated "for metal substrates only"? Can I use it on wood? [more inside]
posted by torticat
on Feb 24, 2009 -
Nerdy-science-geek question: What kind of pressure am I looking for if I want to bust algae cell walls by sending a algae-concentrated liquid through a small aperture? I mean, behind the aperture, size of aperture, etc....knowing that the sudden reduction in pressure *should* bust things up. Any thoughts?
Of course, I am wondering about doing this in terms of what I've read, and may experiment with in future, but don't have firsthand knowledge of.
Thanks in advance!
posted by Kickstart70
on Jan 28, 2009 -
What simple pasta dish has just mushrooms and garlic and olive oil and some spices? [more inside]
posted by davathar
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Not that I'm complaining, but why have gas prices dropped so dramatically in recent weeks? I understand how they rose so high-- chaos in the Middle East disrupted the oil supply and hurricanes destroyed some processing capability in the US-- but I'm seeing close to $1.80 a gallon now when I thought I'd never see under $3 again. Forgive me for my ignorance, but I feel like I missed something.
posted by Faint of Butt
on Nov 25, 2008 -
So the price of oil is ridiculously low right now. But since we're running out of the stuff in the mid-to-long-term, can you explain to me why i shouldn't pour a nice big chunk of my investment egg into oil futures? [more inside]
posted by snortlebort
on Nov 23, 2008 -
Artfilter: I've decided to take up oil/canvas painting. I have good artistic sensibilities, but no formal training and no supplies. What do I need to know/own? [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Nov 16, 2008 -
Is there a resource anywhere that will give me either (a) historical data for the last year or two on the price of oil (b) similar data for airline tickets or (c) ideally, both?
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Nov 9, 2008 -
I remember reading about these spectacles that'd let you control their focal lengths by varying an oil film between two rectangles of glass that were held together by the frame ('oil inside the lens'). Links?
posted by Taksi Putra
on Oct 25, 2008 -
What would it take of an alternative energy to make a serious impact in current global energy consumption? What cost/benefits would it need to demonstrate over and above existing sources? Who would need to seriously start using it? Anybody have some good sources of information or discussion on this topic?
posted by zaebiz
on Oct 22, 2008 -
If we lowered the speed limit nationally to 55mph, how much fuel would we save? [more inside]
posted by mikeyk
on Oct 13, 2008 -
We had some coconut oil in containers in our freezer (we use the oil for popping popcorn - we buy it in bulk and then freeze it for later) and for some reason this latest batch has all turned green. [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys
on Oct 7, 2008 -