I am a Beaver Scout leader, and need some ideas for making name badges. [more inside]
...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]
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]
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.
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]
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?
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]
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]
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
Is there a way to add temporary PIN authentication in order to add a contact in Jabber (to a server running ejabberd)? [more inside]
I have Disney pins and plushies... I would like to link them with their description by SKU. [more inside]
Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button [more inside]
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.
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?
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]
Safety precautions for removing a stuck ground pin? [more inside]
How can we help event attendees show their expertise? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
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?
I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
Jewelry hack: keep a pin safely clasped? [more inside]
What creative or interesting things can I do with a collection of buttons and pins? [more inside]
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?
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]
What is this symbol on my old early 20th-century pin? [more inside]
Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking. [more inside]
How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall? [more inside]
Give me some ideas for something fun and thoughtful to do with a museum entry pin thingy. [more inside]
To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords? [more inside]
How do I get a Google Adsense PIN if I've ordered it twice and still not received it? [more inside]
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.
I'm looking for distinctive lapel pins, preferably silver. Help! [more inside]
SHCM... Servant's Heart Camp Ministries? Or something different? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone identify this (possibly) Russian pin? [more inside]
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?
I am missing two pins from my Pentium 4 3.06 (478)CPU... Can it still work? [more inside]
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]