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UK-onlyRoadSafetyFilter: how do I get a pavement put in our dangerous road for my kids and others?

I want to get a couple of neighbours (directly or via the municipality) to put a pavement in the currently pretty dangerous piece of road that connects me and my kids' house to town so we can walk there safely. UK only please. [more inside]
posted by KMH on Dec 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Help for slippery steps

Help us make these wet, slippery, wooden steps safer! [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Dec 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Is downtown San Diego bikable?

San Diego: bikable? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How to put other night-time pedestrians at ease?

I walk to and from work down residential streets. It's dark, especially in Winter. Evidently I walk faster than most other pedestrians as I'm often passing them, not vice-versa. Is there a way to reassure these other pedestrians that I am not hurrying up behind them to rob/murder/kidnap them? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Dec 6, 2012 - 54 answers

How much extra safety would a crash helmet offer a highway driver wearing a seatbelt?

How much extra safety would a crash helmet offer a highway driver wearing a seatbelt? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Is my kitchen a hazmat zone now?

The can of soup hissed at me so I tossed it. Can the can opener be saved? [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear on Dec 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Alum block after shaving: Alzheimer's risk?

So I hear that aluminum is pretty bad for your body (and maybe is linked to Alzheimer's?). I also hear that alum (which is used to close nicks after shaving) is the name of an aluminum compound. The majority of info about alum crystals for personal hygiene tends to be on "natural living" web sites and the like, so my main question is: is there any actual scientific study either way as to the safety of such a thing being rubbed on your face on a regular basis?
posted by DoctorFedora on Nov 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Have I ruined my turkey?

Have I ruined my 7 lb turkey by leaving it uncovered at room temperature for 12 hours? [more inside]
posted by jeatsy on Nov 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Is it safe to visit Beirut right now?

Is Beirut safe right now to visit? I heard about the Ashrafieh bombing recently -- is that known as a not-so-safe area, or are attacks really an "anytime, anywhere, no safe zones" sort of thing? Aside from bombings, if there's an angry mob are they likely to react particularly violently toward Americans, or would we just blend into the scenery?
posted by Televangelist on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

The Door is Ajar

My mother thinks I am a crazy person who will burn his house down because I don't leave the oven door slightly ajar when I use the broiler setting in my (gas) oven. Is she right? [more inside]
posted by Mad_Carew on Nov 20, 2012 - 26 answers

How safe is LeFrak City in Queens, New York?

Asking for a friend: How safe is LeFrak City (in Queens, New York) currently? More detailed questions inside. [more inside]
posted by slide on Nov 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Do we have to drive a tank?

Since car safety ratings are based on equal sized cars, how can I maximize safety while minimizing size? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Kitchen safety question! I dropped a mercury thermometer and I am freaking out!

Help! I dropped a candy thermometer! Details inside! [more inside]
posted by auiricle on Nov 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Slightly eggy smelling cooked then frozen chicken ok to eat?

Is cooked then frozen chicken with a mild eggy smell ok to eat? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Nov 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Other than the possible neurotoxic vapors, this place rocks.

Some friends of mine live in a brilliant location in downtown DC, and one of them is leaving, giving me an opening to move in. This is far and away the best apartment I've ever had a shot at. Just one possible catch: the building's ground floor is a dry-cleaning business, so I'm concerned about exposure to PERC. Should I be? Does DC have any more stringent regulations than those enforced by the EPA? Can I request a test of air quality in the building before I move in (as appears to be available in NYC)?
posted by phrontist on Nov 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Need some carcinogen-free lipsticks.

Brands for carcinogen-free lipsticks? [more inside]
posted by xm on Nov 5, 2012 - 9 answers

If car mounted "Deer Whistles" don't work to scare-off deer, what does?

If "Deer Whistles" don't work, what does? [more inside]
posted by SteveLambert on Nov 4, 2012 - 17 answers

I think I would look good in waders.

I realized during Sandy that 1) we don't own any sort of radio; 2) I don't have a UPS for my desktop Mac; and 3) there are surely other things/tools/resources we probably should buy now to prepare for the next big storm. Can you make any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2012 - 48 answers

Between a rock and a mugging place

I only have time to run at night. This makes me nervous. Am I just a nervous nellie, or am I asking to become the Central Park Jogger 2.0? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Sep 26, 2012 - 36 answers

How can I calculate the diameter and strength of a helicopter's downdraft?

How low can a helicopter fly before people on the ground are affected by its downdraft? Is there a standard way of calculating downdraft strength and diameter at various heights? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Sep 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Low key home network monitoring possibilities?

Now that my kids are getting older and wanting to use more stuff online from a wider range of devices, what can I do to keep an eye on what they're doing? [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Sep 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help my dogs share the woods with bowhunters.

Please help me assess and mitigate the risk to my dogs from bowhunters during deer season. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Sep 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Is it necessary to have anti-virus on a Windows 2008 file server?

Is it necessary to have anti-virus on a Windows 2008 file server? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

How to know if it's safe to leave windows open?

How do I gauge whether it is safe in my neighborhood to leave the windows in my house open/unlocked (a) when we are asleep, and (b) when we're not home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous_account on Aug 29, 2012 - 34 answers

Trying not to get kidnapped

Is it safe to travel to Egypt right now? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Crime is everywhere, crime, crime!

Help me get my head on straight regarding a recent suspicious activity report we submitted and the police visit that resulted. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Best comfortable dust respirator

I'm after recommendations for the best dust respirator to use for long periods of time, specifically for charcoal and graphite dust. In my artwork I'm using a LOT of charcoal and graphite powder, I'm inhaling too much so want to get a respirator. The ones I've had in the past I've found hard to wear for long periods of time. I'd like to be able to wear it for say 3 or 4 hours at a time - or if that's asking too much, at least an hour, I could always go for a cup of tea every hour or so... Suggestions of brands, models, types, are all welcome.
posted by halcorp on Aug 3, 2012 - 12 answers

That's One Old Twinkie

I bought a couple of Twinkies today and just noticed that their expiry date is August 2007. My SO has misgivings about eating something so, well, old. I contend that Twinkies are basically Cold War-era bunker spec foodstuffs. So: Perfectly Fine, or Deadly Poison?
posted by MarchHare on Aug 3, 2012 - 41 answers

'How much radiation'

Help me reassure someone about the safety of near infrared light. [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

How safe is this Parisian neighborhood?

If I show you a neighborhood in Paris, can you tell me how safe it is for a family with kids? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jul 22, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I feel more confident in situations that make me feel unsafe?

What can I do to make myself feel more capable in situations where I feel unsafe? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 20, 2012 - 24 answers

How best to use Airbnb as a host?

I finally got my act together and put my Brooklyn apartment up on Airbnb this morning. I'm a little surprised to be already receiving inquiries, and I realize now I really don't know how to vet these potential renters. For those who have hosted through the site before, what criteria do you use? Is no photo a red flag or is that normal? Is it suspicious or ordinary for them not to have much of a profile filled out? Are there specific questions I should be asking in my initial reply? (Will it make them suspicious if I ask for identifying information?) Are there scams to watch out for? Is there anything you'd add to a listing to head off potential trouble? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Jul 7, 2012 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to be a proper support kayak to a long distance swimmer?

What do I need to know to be a proper support boat to a long distance swimmer? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 6, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get a close shave with no razor bumps?

I'm a dark haired 26-year old guy, with what I assume to be a tough, bristly beard. How do I get past the 5'oclock shadow and razor bumps that have been starting to plague me as of late? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Stop sparking!

The sparkers on my gas cook-top keep 'sparking' even when everything is turned off. There is no gas flowing to the range but the little spark plugs keeping sparking by themselves. From my lounge room I can hear them and it's getting worse and worse. Any ideas? Should I just get someone in to fix it? European stainless steel cook-top around 10 years old. I saw this AskMefi, but it doesn't quite answer my question.
posted by evil_esto on Jun 30, 2012 - 6 answers

What does "passing on the right" actually mean?

What does "passing on the right" actually mean? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jun 24, 2012 - 47 answers

Safety First: The casual sex version

What are your safety tips for casual sexual encounters? (Probably NSFW text inside) [more inside]
posted by KinkySockPuppet on Jun 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Hard headed?

You're a motorcycle rider in a state without mandatory helmet laws. You often or always choose not to wear a helmet. Why?
posted by the foreground on Jun 13, 2012 - 19 answers

How to make surfaces unwalkable?

I remember reading about a material that was designed to make walking across it very difficult if not impossible. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Jun 7, 2012 - 25 answers

How dangerous is this part of Seattle to walk around at 11PM at night?

How dangerous is this part of Seattle to walk around at 11PM at night? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Can a person hack my Mac's webcam?

Can a tech-savvy person hack the webcam on a Macbook through the wireless network? How can I stop it if it is happening? [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

A content filter that warns and reports instead of blocking?

The Windows Live Family Safety content filter has a neat optional feature: instead of completely blocking a web page that might be inappropriate, it can display a warning that the user can then click through to visit the site if they really need to, and then a notification is sent to the parent or admin that they clicked through the warning to get to the site. Is there a similar system available for Mac OS? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on May 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Disinfecting My Feet After a Spa Pedicure

Currently in the process of getting a mani/pedi at a salon my friends have been to, but I haven't. Question about hygiene. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

getting out of a suddenly dangerous dating situation

I just had a really upsetting/scary interaction with someone I've been dating/sleeping with and I'm not sure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on May 11, 2012 - 53 answers

Car seat for a Mini convertible?

My husband loves his 2007 Mini Cooper S convertible, but also loves his 3 year old, 38" tall, 30 lb daughter. We're hoping to bring the two things together with the perfect car seat. It needs to be easy to get into for the kid, harness (as opposed to seat belt) preferred. Have any actual real-life Mini owners made this work?
posted by nkknkk on May 10, 2012 - 4 answers

man vs locked car

What laws or rules govern automobile door locks in the United States? [more inside]
posted by jepler on May 3, 2012 - 20 answers

I knew being a parent wouldn't be easy, but this is really hard.

Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Week old beef broth safe to use?

Week old beef broth, kept in the refrigerator. Safe to use? I'm making a slow cooker recipe with it. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can I find lead-free etched crystal glasses?

Where can I find lead-free etched crystal glasses? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Apr 25, 2012 - 4 answers

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