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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

How to protect dish sponge from sponge-eating cat

How can we store our kitchen sink dishwashing sponge to prevent it being eaten by our cat? Rupert, after years of ignoring it, has recently decided that the sponge is a fun thing to shred and nibble on. Currently it sits on top of the sink edge on top of a spiky plastic soap saver thingy so it can dry. How can we store it so that it will be (a) easily accessible to humans, (b) not accessible to Rupert, and (c) able to air-dry? I'm imagining something like this with a flap on top, for instance.
posted by matildaben on Apr 24, 2012 - 18 answers

Goldfish fire drill

Help my small apartment-dwelling friend come up with a fire evacuation plan for her goldfish. [more inside]
posted by ladygypsy on Apr 24, 2012 - 15 answers

DVT into PE

DVT developing into PE: % chance? What would happen? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Apr 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Kids and internet safety update

Asking for an update on a previous question I posed a few years ago, about internet safety and kids. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Info on Porsches and Safety

I'm thinking about buying a 2010 Porsche Boxster, but I can't find any safety information about it. It's not rated by government crash tests or the insurance institute. Is there any non-anecdotal data on its safety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Midtown at night

What is the atmosphere of Midtown in Houston at night? Would someone with a small frame who doesn't know karate feel safe walking their dog before bedtime there?
posted by Brent Parker on Apr 11, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I be a considerate driver behind bicyclists?

Specifics, please: how can I be a model considerate driver when I'm behind a bicyclist - especially in a park? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Apr 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Parts of me are actually brave and awesome. Not this part of me.

I've been riding a bike since I was six. Please help me learn how to ride a bike. Apologies for length. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Apr 9, 2012 - 29 answers

How do I manage my kid's Kindle?

Just bought a Kindle for my 11 year old daughter (haven't given it to her yet). As far as I can tell, there are no parental controls. How should I set it up so I can manage the content she's reading and limit her ability go on a digital spending spree? [more inside]
posted by punocchio on Mar 31, 2012 - 26 answers

What To Do With Pea Soup Paste?

Super Concentrated Soup? So I made split pea and pesto with pork soup two nights ago and I made too much. It also sat on low for a bit too long and is now a thick green paste. What do I do with it? Is it still safe to eat? Can i do anything to it besides adding water and making more soup? How best can I use these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

"Aren't you a little young to be boarding a plane all by yourself?"

I'm a travel novice about to embark on a world tour with a deliberately fuzzy itinerary. Help me navigate the mysterious badlands of interacting with immigration & customs officials, rogue cops, and hostel mates. Time-saving travel "hacks" for quickening the visa approval process are also greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by identitymap on Mar 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Frightened of my landlord

I just had a frightening confrontation with my landlord and I don't feel safe. What now? [more inside]
posted by This sockpuppet asks awkward questions on Mar 28, 2012 - 44 answers

What can I do about observed unsafe work conditions?

How can I report what I think are unsafe work conditions at a construction site near my house? Who should I be talking to, the developer? OSHA? [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Need help with exposed wiring.

Light install went bad. We have a positive negative and ground wire dangling from the wall. Is it safe to turn the breaker back on if we put a wire nut on the end of each wire (separately)? More, does the ground wire need a nut? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Can stage curtains of unknown origin be tested to get certification of fire code compliance?

Our school is being asked to remove the stage curtains to comply with fire codes, since we do not have documentation proving they are fire safe. Rather than buy new curtains (gulp), is there a way to send a piece of the fabric out for testing and to get back the necessary fire code certification? I'm in MA, if that matters. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

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