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Au Revoir, Le Creuset teakettle?

Alas! My beloved Le Creuset teakettle was sitting empty on a burner, and the burner was turned on and not noticed until damage occured. Is my teakettle a lost cause? Warning: damaged le Creuset teakettle images within, get yer tissues handy before you view [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Jul 24, 2016 - 11 answers

This Is Why I Can't Have Nice Things

I just snapped the stem on one of my great-grandma's cordial glasses. Is it fixable? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 19, 2015 - 6 answers

I've screwed up. Help me keep my job?

Ever really, really mess up without meaning to? I'm there now. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Apr 24, 2015 - 17 answers

Filing a car insurance claim with unreported previous damage

I was in a fender-bender that was indisputably the other driver's fault, but I'm not sure how to proceed with the insurance claim because there was already some mild prior damage to my car from a couple of scrapes in my house's treacherous driveway that I never brought to my insurer's attention. Can I get in trouble with my insurance company (USAA) for failing to report those minor solo collisions, and how much will it complicate a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jul 22, 2014 - 8 answers

So... my passport is coated in massage bar.

It's a long story how, but a Lush massage bar melted in the drawer where I keep my passport. The barcode and picture are clear, but it is sort of waxy feeling and every page appears to be coated in wax/cocoa butter. I am in Canada and am planning to travel from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Washington by train in two weeks. Should I pay the exorbitant fee to get a rushed passport, or hope that they won't have a problem since the picture and barcode are clear?
posted by torisaur on Sep 29, 2013 - 23 answers

WTF, steel, I thought you were supposed to be stainless

I discolored a stainless steel pot lid. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by entropone on Nov 21, 2012 - 10 answers

So I ordered it, paid for it, it's been shipped, but now I realize that it's not exactly what I wanted. What next?

I just bought a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite the fact that I was trying to buy a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G. What now? Return it and get what I wanted, or root my phone, save some cash, and move on? [more inside]
posted by Blue_Villain on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

No, I can usually bake, honest!

What do I do with underdone cookies? [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Sep 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Worth it to throw myself on the mercy of the court?

Just got a ticket for misuse of a turn lane. Any point going to court to contest it or try to make a deal? (YANML) [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Aug 23, 2011 - 14 answers

MacBook Pro with a snipped bluetooth antenna. Repair or purchase dongle?

MacBook Pro with a snipped bluetooth antenna. Repair or purchase dongle? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Jun 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Pot fell off stove, burn ring on wood floor.

Hot pot fell of stove onto wood floor. Burn ring! Help! [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Strawberry roots forever

I did a very stupid thing involving black hair and blonde hair dye. Help? [more inside]
posted by iarerach on Dec 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Rental Car Damage with Declined Insurance. Now what?

I damaged the bumper on a rental car, what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

I Guess It's a Bacteria Factory Now

I washed a coffee-maker's insulated carafe in the dishwasher. Is it a total loss? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

BAD KITTY!! So, how do I resurrect my Macintosh?

I blew up my Macintosh trying to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. How do I get it back to retrieve a few files before I blitzkrieg it all in a disk repair and OS reinstall? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Looks like I'll be eating my hat...

It seems likely that I will be literally made to eat a hat, sometime in the next week. How can I do this in a clever way that is (a) feasible; (b) funny? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 52 answers

Help fix my teacup!

Help me fix my teacup! [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Oh poop, I killed his dinosaurs.

Oh poop! I killed my son's science experiment "dinosaurs" by changing the water in the tank. If you were a 7 year old boy, what would make you feel better about this tragedy? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Jan 2, 2010 - 36 answers

It wasn't kosher but does it matter?

Should I apologize (or otherwise acknowledge our "oops") for cooking my Jewish co-worker's family a decidedly non-kosher dish following the birth of their first child? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Nov 22, 2009 - 40 answers

Please help me repair natural slate tile.

Please help me repair natural slate tile. [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Nov 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Radiator + Valve adjustment = wet carpet?

There's wet carpet around my water/steam radiators and I'm not sure why. [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus on Nov 10, 2009 - 10 answers

What are my options with a dead external drive?

Stupid computerfilter: I didn't back up, and now the external drive seems dead. Options? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Oct 10, 2009 - 6 answers

We oopsed. Now I don't know how to handle it.

Unexpected pregnancy. Are we crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2009 - 103 answers

Min-esophagus Wheats

I just inhaled a piece of cereal. I think I can feel it in my windpipe, just around collarbone level. Is there anything I can do to get it out? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

They offered, I countered, they accepted

Is an user-editable EULA/TOS binding on the company that issued it, after I've changed it? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

If I WERE a complete idiot, I MAY have done THIS....

Sensitive information left out on a desk...uh, hypothetically. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

What else could I have said in this situation? (NSFW)

What else could I have said in this situation? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2009 - 67 answers

Oh. Crap.

Floor levelling compound + rain = ? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Dec 17, 2008 - 6 answers

"Sorry I lost all of your data..."

I was working on someone's laptop and all of their data has been overwritten. How do I break it to them gently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2008 - 29 answers

Is a broken camera lens useful for anything?

Can anything interesting be done with a broken SLR zoom lens? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on May 28, 2008 - 10 answers


So I sync'ed my Google calendar and my Outlook calendar, and now I need to unsync fast. Is there a way to unsync them without deleting each event and appointment one by one? [more inside]
posted by LiveToEat on Mar 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Wax on, wax off

How can I safely remove candle wax from metal baking sheets so that a) the surfaces of the baking sheets don't get scratched, and b) they're food-safe again? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Feb 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Get out the shotgun, paw.

Here's something that Mrs. Jammer and I were wondering about this morning; it's proven really hard to google any information, but I'm sure someone's studied this somewhere at some point. Can anyone help me find out what percentage of conceptions in the US (or elsewhere in the Western world) are "accidental" vs. intentional? Bonus points for stats on accidentals in actual relationships vs. party-babies.
posted by jammer on Feb 3, 2008 - 5 answers

hug a ways and chalk a mark

I sent a letter domestically in the mail (USPS) one cent short on postage. Will it get there?
posted by thirteenkiller on Aug 31, 2006 - 18 answers

Data recovery experience?

So, my friend's harddrive got wiped. Lost a year's worth of high-res artwork. Does anyone have experience with using a data recovery service? I'm looking specifically for price information, how much data was retrievable, and potentially a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by still on Aug 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Installing a Pre-hung door.

Installing a pre hung door. Or rather filling the hole you put in your new house when you decided to replace the door. [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jun 25, 2006 - 6 answers

easy way to restore mbr in winXP after removing linux partition?

I was using GRUB to dual boot a linux partition and a winXP partition. I set this up ages ago and recently needed to remove the linux partition. I used Partition magic because I was feeling lazy. Now when I boot I get some grub error. I can boot using a morphix liveCD and selecting "boot from first partition" or whatever it actually says. WinXP doesn't have fdisk so I can't fdisk /MBR, and I'm not familiar enough with diskpart to want to mess around. Although I feel like an idiot for asking this question, what simple and probably obvious command will restore the MBR to it's pre-grub state? Thanks.
posted by Grod on Jun 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Store in a cool, dry place.

Have my prescription tranquilizers been damaged by exposure to cold? [more inside]
posted by S.C. on Nov 28, 2005 - 5 answers

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