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Name badges for kids.

I am a Beaver Scout leader, and need some ideas for making name badges. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Sep 7, 2016 - 14 answers

What are these jewelry findings/medal components called?

...and where can I buy them? Jewelry/trophy/award makers of MetaFilter, I'm hoping you know some standard trade term to describe these two different components of medals/ceremonial jewels that are typically worn pinned to the left breast. [more inside]
posted by usonian on May 27, 2016 - 2 answers

Please help me make sense of an unusual debit card theft

My debit card was stolen. Normally this would be a no-big-deal, happens-all-the-time kind of situation, but this particular card had never left the house and seems to have been stolen from the kitchen table. Please help me decide what to do. [more inside]
posted by insoluble uncertainty on Jan 14, 2016 - 20 answers

What does this political button mean?

I recently spotted a lapel pin that just read "129." The man wearing it also had on an anti-Hillary Clinton pin, some I'm guessing it likely involves conservative politics somehow, but Google isn't turning up anything useful at all - anyone know what "129" might be referring to? The guy was a lawyer and a New Yorker, if that helps.
posted by naoko on Oct 8, 2015 - 4 answers

Walmart running Debit Card as debit even if I hit Credit button?

With recent purchases at Walmart I've noticed something odd. Despite hitting the "credit" button on the keypad when swiping my Visa Debit Card, my receipts list "EFT Debit" instead of listing it as a Visa transaction. What has me concerned is that during these transactions, I don't get asked for my Debit PIN. [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 on Mar 3, 2015 - 16 answers

what is this called and where can I buy one?

Our roommate Napoleon Bone-Apart is missing the little pin that keeps his femur attached to his hip. It looks exactly like this. What is the term for this type of pin, and where can I buy one (or two I guess, but not bulk quantities) so that we can restore Napoleon to his full glory?
posted by xbonesgt on Feb 4, 2015 - 4 answers

Find past unlock codes for iPhone?

I've forgotten the PIN for my credit card. It was the same as the 'swipe to unlock' code for my iPhone 5 (running iOS 7), three codes ago (ie, I've changed it twice since then). I thought I remembered the PIN, and tried to make this my new unlock code, hoping it would say 'nope, too recent' and I'd say 'a ha, that's it', but no luck (and now I have a new number to remember). Is there a way I can view past unlock codes for my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Oct 8, 2014 - 1 answer

How big is the head of a pin?

When discussing how many "x" can fit on the head of a pin, are we talking about the pointed end or the end that one would push on? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Sep 8, 2014 - 21 answers

Square Pin in Round Hole (which happens to be my iPad headphone jack....

Oh nooooo! Square reader connector pin broke off in my beloved iPad's headphone jack It doesn't protrude, I tried tweezers, needle nose pliers, and as suggested by some:bent thumb tack, hot paperclip, Bic Pen refil, everything but glue. Can't loosen it, I think it is really jammed. Others report apple can't/won't fix. PLEASE HELP, thanks
posted by Lylo on Jun 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Temporary PIN authentication mechanism for a Jabber server

Is there a way to add temporary PIN authentication in order to add a contact in Jabber (to a server running ejabberd)? [more inside]
posted by antgly on May 17, 2014 - 0 answers

Disneyana/Disney Collectible Pins & Plushies SKU lookup

I have Disney pins and plushies... I would like to link them with their description by SKU. [more inside]
posted by Folk on Nov 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to find Velvet Goldmine pendant?

Where can I find a replica of the green pendant from Velvet Goldmine? There's nothing like it on Etsy and my Googlefu is failing me.
posted by divabat on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Attaching a safety clasp lapel pin?

I have this safety clasp lapel pin that I want to attach to my lapel. However it looks like on my suit the buttonhole is just stitching instead of a real hole. The actual pin part slides through easily enough (and I don't have problems with normal butterfly clasps), but how to I get the closing part through without destroying the buttonhole?
posted by Deflagro on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the odds that two randomly selected people share the same bank PIN?

Statisticsfilter: Given available information about the distribution of self-selected 4-digit passwords (specifically banking PINs), is it possible to calculate the probability of two randomly selected individuals having the same PIN? If so, what're the odds? [more inside]
posted by myrrh on Oct 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Safety precautions for removing a stuck ground pin?

Safety precautions for removing a stuck ground pin? [more inside]
posted by equalpants on Oct 22, 2012 - 8 answers

To learn from the people around you, you need to know what to ask.

How can we help event attendees show their expertise? [more inside]
posted by cranberry_nut on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Seeking a small, tapered, French rolling pin

Can someone guide me to a small, handleless, tapered rolling pin that is truly meant to be used and is from a trust worthy place? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 28, 2012 - 16 answers

A pin that might be a little too sharp to wear on an airplane now

Can you help identify this old airline pin? It's an angular bird with a curved beak and blue markings on the tail, about the size of a normal airline "wings" pin, probably from the 1960s or earlier. [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

I.D That Pin/Button!

I found a pin (with a button backing) at the flea market on the UWS in NYC last week I'd like to know what, if anything, it represents. Photo , Clearer with size comparison. Where/What is this design from? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Using credit card in Paris

Don't know my Visa credit card PIN and I'm going to Paris today -- will I be able to use my credit card in France without knowing my PIN?
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jul 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Top quality pin punch?

I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Pin hack?

Jewelry hack: keep a pin safely clasped? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jan 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Interesting pinback button crafts

What creative or interesting things can I do with a collection of buttons and pins? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Have you seen this man?

I was given this button with a picture of a bearded fellow on it. He looks familiar but I can't figure out who he is, do you recognize this face?
posted by waxboy on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

What is the emblem on this lapel pin found in my living room?

I found this lapel pin beneath my living room couch yesterday and have no idea what the emblem is. Can you help me identify it? I'm not sure that I am even holding it the correct way in the photo. [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Some Symbol!

What is this symbol on my old early 20th-century pin? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Oct 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking.

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Sep 11, 2009 - 11 answers

pinless moisture meters with drywall

How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How to incorporate a museum entry pin into a gift

Give me some ideas for something fun and thoughtful to do with a museum entry pin thingy. [more inside]
posted by ssmug on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s?

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Lilly Ledbetter's Fair Pay Pin

Where can I get a pin like Lilly Ledbetter's? She wore it to the White House signing ceremony for the Fair Pay Act today. It is of a woman in a suit with a red briefcase. [more inside]
posted by cushie on Jan 29, 2009 - 2 answers


You know the Inigo Montoya nametag t-shirt? Where can I buy the nametag part of that as an enamel pin/badge? Bonus marks available for shops in the UK. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 - 2 answers

"Why you would want to put Reagan so close to your heart is beyond me!"

ShoppingFilter: In order to complete a Halloween costume, I need to acquire some Reagan-related political pins/buttons. However, my initial search has mostly taken me to places that no longer exist! Is there anywhere the Green would suggest I go to in the Washington DC metropolitan area to satiate my thirst for this kind of political paraphernalia? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords?

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords? [more inside]
posted by paulyballs on Aug 29, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I get my PIN from Google Adsense?

How do I get a Google Adsense PIN if I've ordered it twice and still not received it? [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

I can't give my phone what it needs, and it's ruining our relationship.

I dropped my phone, but it turned itself back on once I slid the battery back in properly. I though all was well. However, it is now demanding a PIN code and won't let me use the phone without it. I'm not sure why it wants one, and I would give it one if I had one, but I don't have one and don't know how I would find one. Can you help? It's a Blackberry Curve, if it matters.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jun 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Where are these pins?

What are these pins called, and where can I buy them? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jun 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Lapel pins...a worthy fashion accessory?

I'm looking for distinctive lapel pins, preferably silver. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

What in the world is this pin?

SHCM... Servant's Heart Camp Ministries? Or something different? [more inside]
posted by rmoody on Apr 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Italian GSM card in US phone - PAC and PIN?

My sister is in Italy - and is trying to use an italian (Wind) SIM card in her American cingular GSM phone. It's asking her for a PAC and PIN number - which she doesn't know. What does she do? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jan 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Russian Pin Puzzler

Can anyone identify this (possibly) Russian pin? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Why are the numbers 2, 3 and 4 worn out on a local gas station's ATM card keypad?

Tonight I was paying at a gas station and I used the keypad to enter my pin. The numbers 2, 3 and 4 showed tremendous wear compared to all other keys except the enter key. It's the kind of stupid odd trivia that appeals to me. I Googled "common pin numbers" and it seems "123" is pretty common among the unimaginative. But that doesn't explain 2, 3 and 4 being so well-worn, and not 1. Can you?
posted by Bud Dickman on Sep 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Missing Pentium 4 Pins

I am missing two pins from my Pentium 4 3.06 (478)CPU... Can it still work? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jan 28, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I convert 7-pin S-video to 4-pin S-video?

Can I "convert" a 7-pin S-video connector to a standard 4-pin S-video connector by simply cutting off the extra pins? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Jan 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Anybody ever heard of saprizo.com?

[scamfilter] Anybody ever heard of saprizo.com? [+] [more inside]
posted by codger on Dec 1, 2004 - 14 answers

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