Is there any one definitive, super-evocative portrait of life on on offshore oil rig? Preferably with lots of oh-cool gnarly imagery? ....that I can buy on DVD, download from iTunes or GUBA or torrent, etc? I know there are lots that sort of fit the bill, but I'm looking for extra transportive, extra in-depth cool treatments. Also of interest: looks at life on aircraft carriers, antarctic base stations, etc. I'm into transportive experiences of living in really artificial (and preferably somewhat high-tech) environments. Very XY chromosome I guess...
I have a really squeaky printer. I tried WD-40, but the squeakiness comes back. One of my engineering friends suggested that I needed something similar to sewing machine oil, but perhaps a little thicker, since the gears are plastic. Any ideas on what kind of lubricant I should get? And where I could get it? Aside from the squeakiness, this REALLY is a good printer (Canon MP130), and I really don't want to get another one.
I know relatively nothing about olive oil except that my local grocery stores sell overpriced crap. Can you recommend a good oil that's available online from a reputable source? [more inside]
What would cause my face to...smell? [more inside]
Does fish oil last like any other oil? [more inside]
We have oil heat, but as you might expect in the middle of summer's dog days, we are not using it. So why do I periodically get a very strong smell of oil? This seems to have just begun in the last few days - at least I didn't notice it before. I checked the basement oil tank, no visible leaks and there is no strong smell down there. There have been no recent deliveries of oil that would explain this. Thanks for any help.
How do I get a stain out of a silk tie? [more inside]
Investing to benefit from Peak Oil while entering retirement. [more inside]
Carpal tunnel relief question and a request for an Atlanta-area specialist. [more inside]
Lets just say that the U.S. decided to stop burning hydrocarbons (oil, coal, natural gas) completely for environmental reasons. Lets say that everything went electric. Cars, Power Plants, factories, everything. How many nuclear plants (using current technology) would we need to produce? Would there be one in every moderate sized town? Also, how long would the raw materials last before another energy crisis was imminent (peak uranium, I guess)?
Tell me about the oil industry. It's one of the places I could possibly work upon graduation. Is it as evil as it is sometimes made to look? [more inside]
Can someone explain the importance or relevance of different weight engine oil? How much and why should your local climate affect your oil choice? [more inside]
What are the rules of thumb for mixing various spices and cooking oils for optimum flavor? [more inside]
CarOilFilter: Oh, dear lord. I put oil in my car tonight, and thought everything was fine until ... [more inside]
Please help me find a good "bulk" supplier of edible, refined avocado oil. (more inside) [more inside]
Please help me figure out what is going on with my hot water heater. I want to have a less foggy understanding of what may be wrong before I start asking either my landlord or the oil company questions. [more inside]
We hear a lot about global warming that is attributable to greenhouse effects, etc. Can anyone link-to/guestimate the actual thermal energy we are putting into the planet directly, as a result of burning, moving, etc.? [more inside]
Help me marinate feta cheese in olive oil without the oil solidifying in the refrigerator. [more inside]
I want to smear canola oil all over my body. [more inside]
My husband and I are in the market for a new oil furnace. Help us make sure we get the right one. [more inside]
How do you consume flaxseed oil? [more inside]
What's going on with my girlfriend's car? [more inside]
What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest). [more inside]
Hollywood, FL Car Repair Filter: help us maintain our 2000 Isuzu Rodeo and our 2001 Honda Accord. It's time for a tune-up. [more inside]
I spilled olive oil on our new red oak hardwood floor, the day before the contractors are coming to sand, stain and finish it (a small bottle fell off the shelf and the top popped off) . How screwed are we? [more inside]
How bad is it to run an engine with slightly too much oil? [more inside]
Where should I move in order to maximize my chances of surviving the apocalypse? [more inside]
Asking for my mom: Help us find 2 kitchen tools that Graham Kerr uses on his Gathering Place show. They are not branded with his name. [more inside]
I'm looking for a take-no-prisoners strategy to reduce home heating bills. [more inside]
Home Heating Oil question. I've never lived in a house heated by oil, so I have no idea how the whole thing works. [more inside]
My parents came to visit and my father couldn't fit in our Honda Civic. His girth makes it necessary for him to drive a behemoth in order to be comfortable. This got me thinking: How many barrels of oil do you think the U.S. would save if we cut our obesity rate in half? I can think of a half dozen ways that being thinner would consume less oil. I'm especially curious to know if carrying around heavier people affects the average car's fuel economy in any meaningful way.
What kind of water heating system do I have? And can I install a timer on it? [more inside]
Vegetable Oil vs. BioDiesel? [more inside]
How does the price of crude relate to the price of gasoline? [more inside]
BioDiesel or Veggie Oil? What is working for you? [more inside]
Tomorrow I sign a lease for a huge old house built in the 1800's, and I am worried about how much oil will be required to heat the place. How can this be predicted without appropriate historical data? [more inside]
If I wanted to learn all about the energy industy, what would be some good books and resources? [more inside]
Well, here's a dumb one: can I pour motor oil down the, uh, little tube where my dipstick rests? [more inside]
I remember back in the eighties when a huge output of oil came from the United States, particularly three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. My question is simple - What Happened??? Why isn't there a lot of oil coming out of those states anymore? I have heard about "capped" wells and don't understand. Are companies still drilling in the oil rich states? If so, why can't it be increased to deal with the current Middle East oil supply? Inquiring gasoline consumers want to know!
I just got the oil changed in the car. I usually get them to put in 20-50, but this time they only had 15-45 or whatever it is. Problem is that I have about 10 quarts of the former and none of the latter in my trunk. When I top off the oil in the coming months, can I use the heavier stuff, or should I get the lighter?
I'll be getting a net refund of about $300 from my fed & state tax returns and would like to invest it in some short-term way -- my wife and I are going to San Francisco for a conference in August, and I'm guessing we'll have about $500 in leftover costs once my work-related stuff is reimbursed. I'd like to turn that $300 into whatever I can to help cover those costs. Yesterday's report that gas will likely hit US$3 this summer points me in that direction. [more inside]
So i was kicking the old peanut around and wondered if anyone else ever thought about getting some old oil tankers and converting them into a floating nation. [more inside]
Where does Israel get its oil?
Where (online) can I find historical crude oil prices?
Is the 3,000-mile oil change a scam? [more inside]
Peak oil, oil shale and tar sands. Is peak oil a concern? [more inside]
So partially hydrogenated oil is pretty much trans-fat, correct? How is it then, that nutrition labels for products containing hydrogenated oils often state that they have 0 grams of trans fat? Am I just confused?
Where do I find information about the yield of different products from different sorts of crude oil? [more inside]
After sitting un-started for about two weeks, my car won't start. What should I do before fleeing to the AAA? [more inside]
What is the best kind of cooking oil? [more inside]