I find myself spiraling down in negative emotions occasionally and want to learn about actual skills to pull myself out before the fight gets meta and out of hand. [more inside]
posted by monologish
on Jul 17, 2014 -
I am looking for a very small, passive UHF RFID tag that works when affixed to containers of liquids.
I have spent a long time carefully researching my requirements and I am certain that:
- it has to be UHF, not HF and not NFC.
- it has to be passive.
- it has to be small (the other ones I've found are 14-20cm long which is completely unfit for my purpose).
- it HAS to be functional when affixed to containers of liquids.
I found a tag with the perfect spec: the Avery Dennison AD-110m5.
Now all I have to do is get them to sell it to me. THIS IS THE HARD PART. [more inside]
posted by tel3path
on Mar 4, 2014 -
There is a girl in my circle who has taken to completely ignoring me and making snide remarks in front of me. Let's call her J. For instance, I sat across J during dinner when our group was at a restaurant. J would talk to 1) the people next to her and 2) the people sitting next to me. She never once said so much as a word to me, and when I joined in a conversation J and other people are having, J quickly looks bored and turns away.
You'd think from her behavior, we're all in middle school. Nope, we are 21 years old and in college. This is also our church group (ha, ironic). I've pretty much ignored J's antics for the past 5 months, but since she hangs out with us a lot, it's becoming difficult to ignore. I'm wondering when she'll let the phase subside, and if I should even do anything? [more inside]
posted by echoplasm
on Jan 8, 2014 -
In index mutual funds, many of the decisions on portfolio construction are effectively outsourced to the makers of financial indexes, thereby lowing costs for the fundholders. Doesn't this just push the costs to the publishers of these indexes? Someone has to decide which securities stay in and which ones go out. How do they get paid for this work when anyone can look up the constituents of the S&P 500 and construct a fund that just happens to share the same stocks without using the S&P name? Can Standard and Poor's somehow enforce licensing fees on institutions that do this? Do things work differently for the creators of more specialized indexes?
posted by grouse
on Apr 29, 2013 -
How do I reconcile a basic difference between my live-in-partner and myself about recreation? One enjoys something active now and again, the other always wants something passive. What is a happy compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Another question about my LTR: how much should I try to give another chance to my potentially EUM partner? [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo
on Dec 29, 2012 -
How do I get over myself and stop holding others to my behavior standards and being passive-resentful when they don't meet them? [more inside]
posted by ichomp
on Jul 22, 2012 -
Should I be someone who takes more action when I'm under stress? If so, how do I go about becoming that person? [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat
on May 21, 2012 -
I find myself in a pattern of getting into long-term relationships with people who end up displaying massive passive-aggressive tendancies and negativity. I always think I've found someone who is going to be a great, equal partner and I just end up in the same relationship again and again. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Mar 1, 2011 -
Are all these online affiliate marketers making money and am I jsut being jealous because I haven't done anything like it yet? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on Oct 12, 2010 -
I love to read and learn, but I can't get myself to start projects, to create something in the real world. I can't figure out why. Does anyone else have this (or managed to overcome it)? [more inside]
posted by thebluesky
on Jun 7, 2010 -
The Windows ftp.exe command line program does not support passive mode. Can anyone point me to definitive documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that states this is true? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Given today's equity market conditions, when should I change my 401K investment strategy from active to passive? [more inside]
posted by shinybeast
on Sep 24, 2008 -
Is there a term for this? A high school honors teacher is being unreasonably hard on my daughter..... [more inside]
posted by winks007
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Can you guys recommend any resources for learning assertive communication? In my family I learned to avoid conflict at all costs. Therefore, I don't know how to approach "difficult conversations" directly. [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Apr 5, 2008 -
I am looking for a Japanese blog about a woman who left passive aggressive notes for her husband and son as part of the food in the bentos she made them. [more inside]
posted by duckierose
on Jan 5, 2008 -
He was killed; he got (himself) killed. It was sold; it got sold (possibly out from under me). What sort of semantic difference does using forms of "get" versus "be" in passive constructions convey? [more inside]
posted by kenko
on Sep 8, 2006 -
What's the truth about passive smoking?
posted by Acey
on Oct 6, 2005 -
Please tell me your experiences with passive agressiveness in your relationships. [more inside]
posted by eas98
on May 24, 2005 -
Grammar/ Style Filter:
I'm writing an undergraduate history thesis. Should I do all I can to avoid the passive voice? [More has been placed inside] [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley
on Jan 25, 2005 -