I have become a grumpy old person who cannot play video games. I'm looking for PS4 recommendations. I've seen other threads, but apparently I'm a special, grumpy, snowflake. [more inside]
Trying to find this very stylish black and white comedy movie with an American morals task force in postwar France. [more inside]
What is the car in this political advertisement? I believe it says Chevrolet on the front, but I'm not sure. Please limit discussion to identifying the car and not the people or politics in the ad - thanks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2hSvyNHJN8
I don't know and can't find the answer to this old school rap question: "This rapper’s name is sometimes sprayed on the faces of chumps who think they gonna git some from a lady who ain’t havin’ it. (spelling counts)"
So I have been working on my house and making it energy efficient. It is now time to replace the basement windows in my split level. One double wide window needs to be replaced with one that opens to meet code, but the other three single wide windows do not. Would I be better installing glass blocks in those three, not vented, or installing either a picture, slider, or another type of insulated vinyl replacement window? If I should do a replacement window, which type should I use? [more inside]
My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
Approximately how old is this sign, and what font is it? The stucco facade could date from as early as the 1920s, but the lettering on the signs looks to my untrained eye to be from the 70s or later.
My incredibly awesome niece is turning 16!!! we are close and I'd like to get her something special but have no idea what that could be. [more inside]
I inherited a bunch of pictures. There area a few I am curious about but there is nobody left to ask about them, so I'm turning to the amazing people of Metafilter. Can you tell me anything about these photos? [more inside]
I have to go to Peoria, IL for a week starting February 6 to tend to the affairs of my mother, whose dementia is getting worse. I grew up there but I haven't been back for years, and when I did go back I stayed at Mom's. Now there is no room at Mom's because she's in assisted care. Where should I stay? [more inside]
Tons of old (100-200 year old) books are sitting in an attic. I'm tasked with finding out how much they're worth. What do I do? [more inside]
What to do with old laptops? I have one 13 year old Dell Latitude, doesn't turn on, probably useless (?) and a 4 or 5 year old Inspiron1505, still works okay, should have utility for someone. I'd like to know how to best dispose of the old one, and best securely wipe/possibly donate the more recent one. Are these appropriate/feasible goals? I have a ceramic drill bit if drilling through hard drives is required, and I live in a city, so I expect I'd have a range of options if things need to be done. Thanks in advance for your help! Any and all replies are appreciated.
Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
Can any German history lovers tell we what these sweet old naked fat men are doing in this old postcard? [more inside]
Tips for babysitting two 5 year old boys? [more inside]
Help me remember a video game from my youth, part the Nth. [more inside]
I'd like to invite myself to see an old friend, without actually inviting myself. how to do it without looking like an inconsiderate boob? [more inside]
I found a large bag of dried hibiscus while cleaning out the back of my pantry... and it must be around four or even five years old. Any problem using it? [more inside]
Adopting a kitty... Tips/advice for helping the new cat (9 months) and boy (4 year-old) adjust. [more inside]
I have an old G4 tower that I'd like to donate to charity. I don't have the OS X 10.3 disc to format the drive & reinstall with. What do you recommend I do? [more inside]
What DOS war game was I playing? [more inside]
Has anyone survived a Texas summer (or a similar hell-like environment) living in a second story 110 year old building that has floor vents for air conditioning? Yeehaw. [more inside]
Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
Looking for a children's book about someone who is eating rice with a devil/ghost on his back who keeps stealing the food from him before he can get it into his mouth. [more inside]
I found my old Palm T|X today. It doesn't (AFAIK) do anything my mobile phone doesn't do these days, and it's considerably bulkier, but it seems like a waste to just recycle it. Is there anything interesting I can do with an aging PDA? [more inside]
Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
Wicked long shot, but I would like to identify a 15-year-old infomercial because it brought me so much joy. It featured a man in a dance club selling some mysterious service. [more inside]
Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
Old house, strange wiring issue. Electrician will be called, but any idea what's going on? [more inside]
Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
Where to sell about 10 medical books (1909-1940) that are in good/very good condition? [more inside]
Looking for an old, old flash cartoon. [more inside]
Lately I've been feeling like I've outgrown a bunch of my friends. I don't actually want this to happen. How do you make old friendships new again? [more inside]
Old dog isn't eating well and is wasting away. Need help making some tough decisions... [more inside]
What really awesome people should I learn about before they die? Inspired by my frustrations with this post(and others) on the blue. [more inside]
What to do with my old Sony VAIO laptop? [more inside]
Help me identify an older mac shoot-em-up with procedurally generated levels. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find an old wood lathe to restore and turn massive burls? This isn't your father's lathe, it's more likely your great grandfather's lathe and hasn't been out of the barn since before the War. It weighs half a ton. If you hang out at the VFW or in old union halls and ask around a massive bowl will be your reward for the beta. I'll go anywhere in the Northeast if it's cheap and farther than that if it is free.
I know many magazine questions have already been asked, but I believe this one needs its own thread. What do I do with the MAD magazines I have from about 2000 to now? [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of a game from the late 80s or early 90s -- text only, proto-RPG, DOS based. So, for some reason the imaginary imagery of this game has stuck with me for about 20 years. I had a copy from a friend on 5.25 floppy and I'm not sure if I ever knew the name -- but I'd love to try and hunt it down for a friend's kid. Can you help? [more inside]
Found an old computer in the basement. What steps should I go through to get it up and running? [more inside]
Back when I was in Elementary school around 1969 our teacher read a book aloud to the class that I remember as being kind of fantasy and kind of spooky. The plot was something about a sister and brother who were latch-key kids. I think the sister wore the house key around her neck on a green ribbon. Anyway, somehow they were "kidnapped" by an old person and and ended up on an island where the people never got older. I believe a closet was involved too THe way the people stayed young had something to do with the kids not being abled to leave. If someone knows the name of this book it would be great. Thanks.
Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
Is there a way that I can access some very old PDF files that are encrypted with a password I cannot remember any longer? I have a system running Mac OS X (Leopard), and I do need to do the decryption myself. [more inside]
Resources for recreating the look and feel of 17th century books (their title pages specifically?) [more inside]
I'm trying to remember an old PC game, but the details that I can remember are rather vague. [more inside]
There is a vintage game called "Cosmos Osmos" for the old Mac OS and would be loaded with several floppy disc's. I have searched all over the web (including mac garden and googleing) and have been unable to find ANYTHING regarding the game. It was surely at least 15 years ago from when I owned the game and was when Mac's owned the computer world. Help find information or even the game.