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What's showing, Netflix?

Is there any way to see what movies are available on Netflix (at least currently, and preferably also things that were available at one time or another)? After poking around their website, I can't find any way to search unless I want to Start My Free Trial TODAY!!!
posted by spacewrench on Jun 15, 2014 - 8 answers

My Google searches are being invaded by an email address

A few days ago I was searching for an email in my Gmail inbox and entered the email address of the person I knew it was from -- let's say invader@email.com. I don't know what I did wrong during this very mundane occurrence, but ever since then "invader@email.com" has been aggressively filling itself in on google-related search boxes in Chrome, preventing me from using Google effectively. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Apr 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Does this file search application exist?

Is there an app that will take a set of files in one folder (wildcarded) and find probably references to those files within the text of the files within the same, or another folder (recursively)? Although I could probably write this app fairly quickly, I don't want to reinvent the wheel if I can help it.
posted by hanoixan on Jan 17, 2014 - 8 answers

I want to move to NYC and get a design/dtp job. Or graduate school.

I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Please help track down the fabric used for my premie twins in the NICU

(Metafilter long shot special) My two MCMA twin girls were born at 32 weeks and were in the NICU for a while. They are big bouncing babies now and doing really well, but I would very much like to find the fabric used on the quilt that they were given while they were in intensive care. [more inside]
posted by Augenblick on Oct 31, 2013 - 6 answers

UK IT Job search

What's the "go to" job search site for ICT jobs in the UK?
posted by Mario Speedwagon on Oct 11, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I find out if an audiobook has been published on CD?

I'm looking for ways to find out if a specific book has been published in audiobook format, either on CD or as a digital audio file. [more inside]
posted by tckma on Sep 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Do I need a library card?

I want to find a full-page ad in the New York Times from a few days after hurricane Sandy that thanked a bunch of corporations. (Maybe it was the WSJ?) Is this sort of information available still? Do libraries archive the ads in a searchable form? I haven't been to an actual library in years -- so I'm not looking forward to sifting through microfilm, but maybe I have to? Is there a digital record of newspapers I'm missing out on?
posted by mhh5 on Aug 2, 2013 - 9 answers

What's the best way to figure out someone's mailing address?

I'm writing a book, and I just got the following task from my editor: get a sizable (50+) list of high profile people who have written blurbs or reviews for similar books, and get their mailing addresses. Here's the kicker: I'm not supposed to contact them directly, unless I already know them personally. So! What's the best way to do this? I hear there are search engines that charge a monthly fee for this kind of information, but I'm having a hard time finding out which ones are good and which are scams. What do lawyers use when they need to track people down to serve them? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Searching multiple specific domains with Google?

I want to set up a Google search that searches a set of 15 domains. Google's "Advanced Search" doesn't do the trick. Is there a workaround? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Jun 20, 2013 - 4 answers

I need to frisk my old man

How do you discreetly frisk someone for concealed firearms? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jun 4, 2013 - 64 answers

Finding Tenants Who Aren't Serial Killers

You're an employed person in Philadelphia. You don't have a proclivity towards ripping copper pipes out of the wall. You dislike college dorm room replacements apartment complexes like this and you are looking for an apartment. Where did you look? [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on May 29, 2013 - 17 answers

How to automate 4 different web searches for the same query?

I'm learning a language (Hungarian) and I look up new words in a bunch of websites (2 dictionaries, Google images inside of Google Translate, Forvo.com). In general, I just copy and paste each word into the URLs, but there must be some way of clicking a button and searching all four websites at once. Is there? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Where can I find this old pamphlet?

I am looking for a copy of a 1938 pamphlet called "Gratitude" written by Dr. Harry L. James of Chicago. There was a copy on Ebay, but it's sold now. Any chance I could find another copy (or PDF) of this thing? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I keep Google from seeing which search result I clicked?

Can I make my Google search results not pass through Google? [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Dec 5, 2012 - 8 answers

What is the Google Search of other countries?

What are the best non-English or non-U.S. search engines? Google is the leader in the U.S., but Russian users prefer Yandex from what I understand, and Baidu is the top choice in China. What other search engines prevail in other countries or locales? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Oct 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find an events website!

Please help me find a website I used last week that shows you public Facebook events for your city, broken down by date, and - rather uniquely for such websites - lists the confirmed attendees by their self-selected Facebook gender! When you clicked on an event, it would pull up a map, and a list of the attendees, and then give you the option to click through to the Facebook event page. It was such a great resource and it's killing me to not be able to find it anymore!
posted by texano on Oct 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Enable my addiction

Search interface for Zappos.com that includes more granular price information? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Aug 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Please help me find this pen.

I am searching for a ballpoint pen - Papermate Pendulum. Can anyone help me find some? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Happiness is loneliness... cause I can't find this mix

You may be familiar with Dj Tomcraft and his song Loneliness. I'm searching for those exact same lyrics, but closer together and the song has more... tempo? [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Jun 30, 2012 - 3 answers

where?

I'm worried about the safety of my dad, and I'm not sure what to do. He helped me move to a new city. Things had been stressful for a while, and this evening he took his bag and left. [more inside]
posted by cupcake1337 on Jun 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Need a Card Catalog for the Internet

Help me discover new, interesting things to learn about on the internet. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Mar 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Don't Be Evil, but do be annoying

Where did Google's advanced search feature disappear to this time, and why do they keep moving it around? Is there any way I can edit my settings so that it's always in a nice visible place? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Random searches for misdirection

Please help me find .... it was a program or maybe a FireFox add-in that constantly submitted random search-engine searches - the idea being to prevent google/bing/whoever from building any kind of meaningful profile of the user. Thanks
posted by Xhris on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Dammit I don't want to change my name

I have a unique name that, when my first and middle names are transposed, becomes a more common name that is now the moniker of a rather unattractive porn star. How do I fix Google results that turn my unique name into this porn-yielding other version? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 20, 2011 - 28 answers

Gmail search operator for all contacts?

Is there a gmail search operator that will return all contacts? [more inside]
posted by czytm on Nov 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for "pre-filled" google search site

This question is about as meta as I think I've ever come up with. There's a site that allows you to send a link to a google search, and the resulting page shows the search being typed into google and completed. Maybe I'm having an idiot moment, but I can't think of any way to search for the site without using the words "google" or "search" which obviously obfuscate the results I'm looking for. Anyone know the site I'm referring to?
posted by billyfleetwood on Sep 16, 2011 - 8 answers

SEO Kings, help me please....my site is a squash and a squeeze

Calling SEO/Google Experts: I have a bloglike site for a new company (on Wordpress) and I am trying to make it SEO friendly. Hypothetically, lets assume that the site is about flying lizards and I have named it 'liz.ly'. Every day, new and well written content is added to this site so hopefully in the next few months it will start showing up at a respectable rank on google. BUT: [more inside]
posted by london302 on Sep 14, 2011 - 9 answers

If it's really "location, location, location," show me some locations.

Since Google Maps ended its real estate search function in February 2011, have any of you found a good replacement? I can't find anything like it. [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

'site:'

How can I use the Google operator "site:" through the Firefox 5 'Awesome Bar'?
posted by nam3d on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Twitterfilter: URL for unique tweets only, no retweets?

Twitterfilter: What URL will return original tweets with the #muckreads hashtag? (unique, filtering out all retweets, old style & new) [more inside]
posted by ahaynes on Jul 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Where does Google get the text it uses to describe a search result?

You know that text that shows up under the link in a Google search result? Where does it come from? Specific example follows, in which the text is nowhere on the website in question. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jul 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Cover Letters With Personality

I am having the darnedest time translating my personality into a winning cover letter to my dream job. Help! [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Google is driving me nuts

Is there a way to automatically "force" Google to search for the words I typed in, without having to manually include "+" before every single term? I do sometimes utilize fuzzy search, but I'm finding that lately, it is doing more harm than good, and nearly every search requires me to go back and add "+". [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Mar 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Search only URLs on a page?

Using FireFox, can I search the link text (the URL) on a given page instead of the anchor text? [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

But what if I don't want to?

This video clip from the TLC leaves me wondering what should be done. I know to never allow the police to search anything and to not answer questions. But what if the request is not a question but a demand rationalized by the officer as a safety issue. Bonus question: does the door being opened count as consent to search? YANML YANAL TINLA apply [more inside]
posted by Felex on Feb 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me locate this Victorian pulp fiction!

Another book-locating question: help me locate this Victorian pulp fiction! [more inside]
posted by pavane on Feb 10, 2011 - 4 answers

What is this autism book?

Looking for a book I read about a decade or a little more ago about a boy with autism. There was a dog that helped him communicate with the world, and it might have been from either his perspective or his mothers'. Any ideas what it is would be appreciated.
posted by daysocks on Feb 9, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I hunt particular clothing items, but in different sizes?

How do I hunt particular clothing items, but in different sizes? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Will being honest hurt my chances at a new job?

Job hunting filter: I’ve been at the same job, in a leadership position for 9 years. I think I’m finally ready to move on and have found a job available at a university that I might be qualified for and am planning to apply for. The application is somewhat extensive and at one point it asks if I have ever been fired from a job. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. [more inside]
posted by parkerposey on Jan 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find a place to live

How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 2, 2011 - 6 answers

How to Avoid Answers.com

Are there any scripts/tricks/bright ideas for how to filter out search results from answers.com, ask.com, yahoo answers and other worthlessly crowdsourced Q&A forums that always seem to make up the first page of anything I google? Present company excluded, of course! [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Jan 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find a great place to live in SF!

I need to find a room to rent in San Francisco. Is there somewhere aside from Craigslist that I should be looking? Thanks!
posted by sumiami on Dec 2, 2010 - 6 answers

How to go about finding old friends who appear to live off the grid?

How does one go about finding an old friend in another country when every search I have tried turns up absolutely no records? I've gone from Google to Facebook to obituaries to phone directories and come up totally empty handed. [more inside]
posted by empatterson on Nov 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Find a sticker, you'll feel better!

This summer, on the road in NH, stopped at a light, a car pulls up besides us with a (round?) sticker on the trunk saying "Eat something, you'll feel better." Anyone knows where to find that online? This is likely on 107 or highway 4.
posted by gijsvs on Nov 19, 2010 - 5 answers

lines i told myself i couldn't find

I'd love to find the text of a poem online, but my google-fu fails me [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Needle in a bottle. Needle in a bottle, yeah.

About ten years ago, I read the first two books in a sci-fi trilogy involving a world that had some kind of accelerated decay problem. Also, there were giant, intelligent ants. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Oct 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Is it gone?

Help me find my lost document. Please! [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Oct 16, 2010 - 9 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

Broaden my horizons, one search at a time...

Spare 5 minutes. What do I type into Google to learn or laugh?
posted by SueDenim on Aug 31, 2010 - 14 answers

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