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Most People Think Most People Are...

Most people think most people are stupid. I hear and read this in person and all over the internet, and it drives me crazy. I want a good retort to this kind of comment. [more inside]
posted by alice_curiouse on Oct 13, 2010 - 50 answers

Industrial design in coffee makers: why convex hemispheres?

Why is the lid to my coffee carafe designed this way? Moving down the production chain, why is the interface between the brew basket housing and the lid is two two convex hemispheres? [more inside]
posted by ajsheets on Oct 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What's that cone-ripping, Sugalumps-like bass?

What's the bass & drum style of Flight of the Conchords Sugalumps, particularly 9th through 15th second of the video, called? Rhapsody's genres has something called Electro-Funk which includes artists like the Bass Mekanik that include test tones on some albums and Bass Transmission. I'm particularly interested in the sustained low low bass "notes," particularly when combined with higher percussion (snare) in a really danceable, but somewhat slow tempo.
posted by morganw on Oct 13, 2010 - 10 answers

iPhone 'other category in iTunes: what does it mean?

Itunes tells me my iPhone has 1.06gB 'other' used space [as opposed to audio/video/apps/photos]. How do I discover *exactly* what this other is comprised of? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me fix this faucet fast!

I took apart the tub faucet. Now I don't know what to do, and Mr. Cyndigo will be home in two hours. HELP! [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Oct 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Thoughtful Details for Post-Surgery Recovery

What sorts of things made your surgery recovery period more comfortable? My partner is undergoing laparoscopic surgery to have her gallbladder removed soon. Help me make a list of some things I can do to take better care of her and make her life easier as she recovers. [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Oct 13, 2010 - 38 answers

Menus, Menus, Menus

[Web/HTML/Java-filter] - Trying to make menu's in CS5 Dreamweaver. Of course.... [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

how to connect up the home?

[maryland.ia]: cable, internet, phone - help me figure it out, please! [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I find a simple, square, ceiling light for my kitchen?

I'm hunting for a ceiling light for my kitchen... I really like the way light tables look, and want to find one (2' x 3' or so, with a wooden frame, available in, or shippable to, Toronto) that I can invert and hang from my ceiling. Google has failed me. Help? Note: doesn't actually have to be a light table. Could be a fixture that looks like a light table. That would be preferable, actually.
posted by lizifer on Oct 13, 2010 - 3 answers

48 hours to solve email problem

Need help/solution in 48 hours to solve outlook express email problem for ill friend? [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Oct 13, 2010 - 4 answers

How to support a colleague going through a divorce

A colleague is going through a divorce. He told our boss and me that his wife left him last week. I feel really sorry for him. What should I do to support him through this period? [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Oct 13, 2010 - 12 answers

ideas for theme baskets

looking for ideas for themed christmas baskets/presents [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Sitting=Doom, Kneeling=??

Sitting: latest addition to the list of things that are OMG BAD for you. So I wondered, what about kneeling? [more inside]
posted by blue_bicycle on Oct 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Does the Biggest Loser promote eating disorders?

Has there been any research done on how programs like The Biggest Loser contribute to eating disorders (in the contestants or viewers)? [more inside]
posted by prairiecatherine on Oct 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Is this art tacky?

Is this art tacky? Don't let me buy something that will be the next painter of light.
posted by treeshar on Oct 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Location, location, location... Domain name listings by owner?

I'm looking for a site which takes information from domain name registries and compiles it... Specifically, I'd like to be able to enter a name, company name or email address and see what domain names they own. [more inside]
posted by meindee on Oct 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Wither my ideal dental professional?

Toronto Dentist Filter: Metafilter, which Toronto dentist should I visit to best deal with my particular tooth-related situation? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Oct 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Where Jason Voorhees won't get us...

We need a new camping spot... outside of NYC. [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

I fought the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the PPA won?

Philadelphia residents, what's the likelihood of contesting Philadelphia Parking Authority tickets in court and winning? I'd like to not pay the tickets, but don't want to be hit with court fees and increased fines if I lose. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 12, 2010 - 13 answers

bulgur is bulgur?

The bulgur wheat that I got from a bulk bin looks very different from the bulgur wheat my husband bought in a bag. [more inside]
posted by Koko on Oct 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking to get a large gauge piercing instead of stretching. Anyone here done this?

Large gauge piercing vs. Stretching: Who's had it done, and what's the healing process like? [more inside]
posted by bobby_newmark on Oct 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Haunted by Halloween

Halloween is sneaking up fast and I need some help with makeup ideas and sources. Every year my niece and I create a Halloween costume for her. It's a fun tradition, She has frequently been something princess related, but this year she is going as a ghost. (She is 15) [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Oct 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Reliable online pharmacies with consults?

Looking for an online pharmacy that is not likely to sell sugar pills instead of real meds, and offers online consultations. [more inside]
posted by mccn on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me help myself through college

This weekend I spent time in the hospital for suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression. I wasn't able to make an appointment to see my regular doctor until Thursday. In the meantime I'm still on the (ineffective medication) as well as Ativan. This is not a medical question, rather I need some guidance on how to handle school. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Oct 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Get us working

How to encourage more people in our group to voice their opinions to balance out some stronger characters? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Oct 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Embedded Images

Is their a service that would allow me to upload my images and embed them into my website in a particular style (see this link for a crude mock-up). I also want the ability for the user to click on an image and for a bigger version to appear (using jQuery or some other javacript library). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Also, why isn't mIRC in there?

Classic Internet Challenge: name that logo! [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Oct 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Religious food storage v hoarding laws?

How do religious folk who practice food storage as part of preparedness beliefs and customs deal with actual instances of widespread food shortages? [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Oct 12, 2010 - 12 answers

daed si luap

Help me isolate the subliminal messages in this song. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

You give me a recipe and make me a Puff Daddy?

I bought a box of frozen puff pastry. I live alone. Please help me make it into delcious meals for one, preferably with leftovers I can bring for lunch the next day (so, serves 4 might be ok). Savory and sweet. (I'm already hoping an apple thing, and maybe an apples/walnuts/cheese thing) [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Is there a 'Football Weekly' for American football?

Does something like the Guardian's 'Football Weekly' podcast exist for American football? [more inside]
posted by starzero on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

How to cope with a noisy workplace?

I work as a web developer in an open space, and unfortunately, I am the type of developers who needs silence in order to concentrate on my code. This is a small startup, where people leave their music, ringtones, and other noisy devices, open. There's noise through the whole day, and I'm having difficulties to be productive. I've informed my managers about this, but since they are quite happy with background music, they've disregarded my requests and needs. How do you cope with such a situation? Are you aware of any good corporate "noise policy"? What do you think I should do?
posted by lipsum on Oct 12, 2010 - 46 answers

A good way of saving for children in the UK?

My parents have kindly offered to help us save for when our two children are older. They're around ten now, and my parents would like to help us pay for further education if they choose it in another six to ten years time. We'll be saving around £5,000 a year for the next few years. What solutions have you found for making saving for kids easy? Recommendations for particular products and companies are welcome. [more inside]
posted by iffley on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Album covers with a painted hand?

Albumfilter: I seem to recall an album that had mostly a painted hand on the cover. It would have been out before 1992 (I am pretty sure I heard it around then.) For some reason I seem to remember the hand was painted red/white/blue, but I could be mistaken. Am I hallucinating or is my memory just going?
posted by joshu on Oct 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Robots and CS majors and parties, oh my!

Help me throw a crazy, wild, and epic party! For nerds. Money is not an issue. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Oct 11, 2010 - 25 answers

What techniques do you use to make glitch art?

What are some techniques you use to make glitch art? [more inside]
posted by muffins on Oct 11, 2010 - 13 answers

How deep it was, How deep.

What depth are the lines of my septic system supposed to be? I live in CT where the frost line is about 36" and the septic lines and D-boxes are only about 24" deep. In none of the books about septic systems does it mention what depth these lines to the leach field are supposed to be. I guess the water coming out the septic tank is warmed by the tank itself, but at ten degrees below zero, I should think that the water would at least freeze in the D-boxes.
posted by mearls on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for a 'Wow, that was nice' birthday in Tokyo.

My wife's birthday is next Wednesday, and it seems I've also got the day off. I'm looking for fun things to do in or around Tokyo for a birthday extravaganza. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Oct 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Why Didn't I Think of This Before I Bought Them?

I bought these two new shirts for work. I love them, but their fluffiness and length makes figuring out what to wear with them more of a challenge than I expected. I've only thought of one decent combination: straight skirt with boyfriend length sweater and a shirt. (My workplace is conservative, meaning suits and skirts or pants with blazers are the norm. Bare arms won't work.) Thoughts, fashion hivemind?
posted by bearwife on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Curse my feeble memory

Trying to find a book I read in high school with only a few vague details [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Fair, honest website prices

What's a fair price for a website, these days? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Should we make piano students coming to our home sign a waiver?

Should we make piano students coming to our home sign a waiver? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Flour tortillas at home?

How do I make decent (but preferably great) flour tortillas at home? [more inside]
posted by pianoboy on Oct 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I write a good psychology article critique?

Can you give me advice on how to write a critique of a Psychology journal article? This is supposed to be a logical essay that analyzes scientific research. [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Oct 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Nose hair sketch?

I cannot remember where I saw this comedy sketch. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

What Sci-Fi Short Story is this?

Help me identify this sci-fi short story. [more inside]
posted by jstrachan on Oct 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Which novel about teaching is this?

Which novel have I forgotten the name of? [more inside]
posted by topynate on Oct 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you help me find a chicken pot pie recipe from Food and Wine magazine?

I'm looking for a chicken pot pie recipe that appeared in an early '90s issue of Food and Wine magazine, but does not appear on the magazine's web site- help! [more inside]
posted by shinyj on Oct 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class?

What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Name Change for Business

I have a small company in which I want to change the name of it. I work in NY and it's a small production LLC in which I want to turn into a company for my music publishing. How do I go about doing that?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 answers

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