I have a TV hooked up to an antenna. I get all the network broadcast channels in HD. Sometimes, I would like to record some shows/sports that I'm not around to watch live. In way olden times I would buy a VCR, hook it up to my TV, set the timer, and everything would be hunky dory. But DVRs have me befuddled. Do you have a recommendation for a DVR without a subscription (what exactly are you subscribing to) that can work with an antenna? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on May 20, 2014 -
What James 'Blood' Ulmer record has a photo on the back of him and his band wearing African attire and looking tough? My boyfriend wistfully mentioned having owned it and I'd love to pick up a copy for his birthday. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos
on Apr 21, 2014 -
What's the easiest way to record a video on a Mac that can easily allow switching -- or even a split screen -- between a webcam and an application (say, Word)? The idea is to be able to record video of the speaker, type or draw notes that can be on the video, and be able to switch focus from the face to the notes or have both on screen at once, like a teacher with a software whiteboard. Most screencasting software only seems to focus on the screen and doesn't allow easy switching back and forth from the webcam.
posted by shivohum
on Apr 13, 2014 -
They say their background check turned up something awful. I have never been arrested. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 21, 2014 -
When I was a kid my parents had a 10 disc (or maybe five disc, 10 sides) album of the Kingston Trio that I'd love to find but I don't know the name of it. I tried to Google it, checked Amazon and iTunes, searched Craigslist, even went through the Spotify Kingston Trio discography and can't find it.
Anyone else know what it was? [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy
on Mar 1, 2014 -
Any body have recent experience selling LP records.
Better results on E-Bay or Amazon, or where else? [more inside]
posted by daveo'h
on Feb 27, 2014 -
Do we have to leave our Charter cable box on in order to use the timer on our HDD/DVD recorder? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano
on Feb 25, 2014 -
I have this old record player
. When it reaches the end of an LP record side, the arm returns to play from the beginning. But goes to the wrong spot, as if trying to play a 45, even though the speed is set to LP. Is there something I can adjust to make it start at the beginning?
posted by steinsaltz
on Feb 22, 2014 -
After experiencing an extremely nasty psychiatrist I just need to get my medical records per the request to my insurance to get partial reimbursement for the claim.
posted by pack2themoon
on Jan 9, 2014 -
In order to get reimburstment, I was requested by my insurance to provide medical record from my doctor. I'm wondering is there any bad impact in the future to release these confidentical (psychiatric)counselling histrory to insurance company?
They do not always request this. This is the first time. I do not know why they are requesting it this time. I guess maybe because I submitted the claim for several visits all together which is a large bill that they are not willing to pay?
Any my doctor is kind of tight on this saying that he had never done this before and unless I sign a release and come to pick up myself he would not do it.
His emphasis on "comfidencial" made me think about is there any bad impact if I release this to insurance company? Will it be in my public record? will I be quoted higher premium in the future? Will these be recorded as pre-existing conditions?
Does it worth it to give up reimburstment to keep record from insurance?
posted by pack2themoon
on Dec 12, 2013 -
As an S-corp, am I legally obligated to present receipts or copies of receipts in the event of an audit? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on May 17, 2013 -
I would like to know which program is a really good one to record Skype calls. I have tried some but not sure which one to purchase. Maybe you could recommend a free one.
posted by VincentLee
on Feb 15, 2013 -
Our dear friends' 6 year old daughter was murdered on Dec. 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The father is testifying at a public hearing in Connecticut this afternoon. This is the website from which it will be broadcast.
; the event is titled "BI PARTISAN GUN VIOLENCE MENTAL HEALTH WORKING GROUP".
I have been asked to make a recording of this event. I live in Massachusetts and cannot view the event in person nor do I receive this channel on television, so recording it as it streams online is the only route open to me. I have experimented with recording the stream using VLC
with no success thus far. Your help would be greatly appreciated by me and the parents.
posted by EKStickland
on Jan 29, 2013 -
What is the best way to record on an Android phone? Are there applications that can do this? Or is a speakerphone/tape recorder combination better? What about physical addons or accessories? [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider
on Jan 15, 2013 -
I'm looking for phone apps that will allow me to easily and simply record sound and simultaneously back up the recording offsite (send it to email, save to a cloud server, etc.). [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Jan 11, 2013 -
What technology and software I should look at inorder to be able to record interviews on Skype on to my hard disk (MacBook Pro) and then be able to manipulate the recording easily in order to type out a transcript? Or, preferably , find reliable speech recognition software that will automatically produce a written transcript I can enter into my word processing program (Open Office.) ? I'm willing to change up software and able to spend no more than $100 to make this work. Is it possible?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Dec 18, 2012 -
I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I have, for work, a web page that is a thumbnail view of 12 (eventually 20) low frame-rate video streams. Think security cameras. I need to record this. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Has anyone ever broken an olympic, or world record in a qualifying round of the olympics without winning the gold medal in the final? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow
on Aug 4, 2012 -
A longtime dream has come true and I now own a classic console turntable stereo (Sears Silvertone) but I have some questions about replacement styli and more. Help me make the most of this beautiful wooden music machine. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jul 21, 2012 -
Which animal has the hardest eyes? I was thinking about how eyes are pretty soft and it might be advantageous for a creature to have "natural goggles" protecting its squishy eyes. Which animal's eyes have the toughest coating? (I do not care to hear about the protective qualities of retractable eyeLIDs, only the surface which can not be retracted, and which must be seen through.)
posted by Greg Nog
on Jul 20, 2012 -
What amount of my income can I claim as tithed/donated without having to have receipts or a paper trail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 27, 2012 -
Looking for US based labels that distribute Japanese recording artists. [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Living in California six weeks, received a citation for driving without a California driver's license. The citation duly arrived in the mail and I paid the ticket. Now I have a misdemeanor on my record permanently, because I paid the ticket instead of contesting it. What is the effect of this and is there anything I can to to change it?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 6, 2012 -
What's the best way to record audio (or video) of myself sleeping? Yes, ideally, eight hours of low-quality audio in one shot. [more inside]
posted by stroke_count
on Jan 6, 2012 -
How much is Katy Perry worth? Is there any realistic way to calculate how much she got paid for what she produced? (Not the exact amount, but presumably we ought to be able to get the order of magnitude right.) [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice
on Jan 1, 2012 -
What are the best sources for compiling a timeline-based list of what Obama has accomplished (and not accomplished) so far while in office? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper
on Dec 18, 2011 -
Random obscure record filter: Band was "The Delta *something*", 70s (synth?) cover album, abstract jacket. [more inside]
posted by solarion
on Nov 28, 2011 -
Say I have a computer (Mac) with a web cam. What's a good way to build an otherwise simple program that can record and play back what happens on the web cam? (With the audio) [more inside]
posted by RobotHero
on Oct 17, 2011 -
I plan to go to the beach with my laptop and record the sound of the waves for an hour. What microphone type/ brand (not crazy expensive) would I need to do this? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Sep 17, 2011 -
I am looking for a list of "movies which broke the record for being the highest grossing of all time...at the time." [more inside]
posted by ShutterBun
on Sep 14, 2011 -
I'm in a band, and we're being courted by a fairly senior guy in the music industry. He's suggesting that rather than signing ourselves away to a major, we fund the first 18 months (so album recording, tour, publicity etc) we get funding from venture capitalists. Does anyone have any experience with this, or have any links for further reading on this? The music industry can be an unforgiving environment, and I want to know as much as possible independently to our potential manager...
posted by anonymous
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Will a suspended driver's license with extenuating circumstances disqualify my fiance for a position that requires him to drive a company car? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Please recommend to me a new turntable with the following qualities: sounds great to a non-audiophile, less than €400, available in Europe, has a 33/45 switch and auto-stop at the end of the side, and 33cm or less in depth with the cover off. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks
on Jun 27, 2011 -
What are the best areas in London to recommend to a French couple in their mid-thirties who are visiting London in summer. They want cool pubs and record shops? Areas to visit and stay. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu
on Jun 19, 2011 -
I can't for the life of me remember the name of a particular megamix/mashup album/artist. I remember that the first track sounded like it started with the helicopter sound from the beginning of one of the 'Another Brick..' tracks from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', then it either sampled 'Little Fluffy Clouds' or used sampled the same interview. Closer to the end of the album 'Your Song' was mixed in. Any ideas? I believe the artist also had an album featuring mostly Flaming Lips mixes. Both were available free on his website.
posted by xorry
on Mar 30, 2011 -
What should I do with a collection of old, classical records near Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by MrFTBN
on Mar 17, 2011 -
I have a grandfather in western Oklahoma with great stories, and I'd like to record phone calls with him for later transcription. It seems like there should be a simple, cheap technology solution to this, but I'm having trouble. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Mar 10, 2011 -