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How can I disable flashing images on the Internet Archive?

How do I turn off the distracting animated thumbnail images on the Internet Archive? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Feb 11, 2014 - 5 answers

This may sound like a strange question...

But I was wondering, why do you think we still use the terms "sunrise" and "sunset"? We know that the Earth revolves around the Sun (not the other way around) so the Sun isn't really 'rising' or 'setting', right?
posted by Neutron12 on Feb 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Unique Ruby Engagement Rings?

I need help finding a ruby ring in a non-traditional but still engagement-ish setting. Ideally, the metal needs to be white-gold, unless you guys can recommend something sturdier/hypoallergenic that also has that silver-y color. This previous AskMe has been a great resource, only replace "sapphire" with "ruby." Even the budget is about right (but we can stretch it a bit higher if need be). I'm totally fine with lab-created stones, but not okay with diamonds, because of ethical reasons. Help me out, please?
posted by PearlRose on Jan 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Learning how to set limits and follow through on them

I need help in learning how to firmly say no and in changing patterns that have been years in the making. I’m an empathetic and intuitive person and I’m very generous. It’s second nature to me to offer to help out or to support my friends. I come from a very ‘what’s mine is yours’ approach. I’ve given people places to stay, financial support, intensive emotional support and career assistance. I like being this way; it’s true to me and I’m not resenting or adding it up…but I feel I am training some people to exploit me or to assume they are always entitled to my help. I’m happy with these parts of myself, but recently I’ve started feeling that my kindness and sensitivity to others needs and boundaries is encouraging some people to treat me as if I have no boundaries or needs myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2014 - 35 answers

Searching for dream houses

I keep having dreams about fantastic, labyrinthine houses. What video games have similar qualities? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Dec 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Setting boundaries with people (men, in particular!)

How do I set boundaries with people while staying true to my accepting, easy going nature? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 3, 2011 - 9 answers

What Do You Wish Sitcom Producers Knew?

In order to create an original show, I turn now to the Hive Mind. Please share with me your preferences and help me find the common threads and elements linking the best sitcoms to ever be broadcast! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 15, 2011 - 27 answers

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Why, oh why, does Chrome do thisÉ [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on May 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Resetting a ring in Boston?

Can you recommend a jeweler in Boston to reset a stone on a tight deadline? [more inside]
posted by sarahmelah on Feb 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Movies set in small sea-side towns?

Looking for films with certain settings, aesthetics, but don't care about plot so much. [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Jan 5, 2011 - 53 answers

Witch Art?

What do you call this kind of setting (in art)? What are your favorite examples? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Dec 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Lower iPad brightness?

Force iPad brightness lower than its lowest manual setting? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Oct 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I unset this rock?

Can a gemologist tell if a diamond has been set? [more inside]
posted by griseus on Jan 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Open a book, step into another place.

I like novels where the setting is almost as much of a star as the characters. What should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars on Jan 23, 2009 - 48 answers

I just can't go through another anthology...

Short Story Suggestions: I need a short story for a specific lesson. Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Oct 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Setting boundaries and graciously saying no

I am NOT good at setting boundaries with people. For example I have a male neighbor who is as nice as he can be but is VERY talkative and boring to me. He drops by our house unannounced and has hours to spend talking with me. I have to cut him off and I am not good at it. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Mar 5, 2008 - 26 answers

What's the prettiest, most colourful spot in Toronto?

Suggest colourful, scenic locations in Toronto for a short film shoot? Particularly seeking offbeat locations with saturated, rich colours, maybe colourful buildings, graffiti or murals. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jan 2, 2008 - 15 answers

How do you set this watch?

Help my friend set her new digital watch! The packaging has no instructions, and the buttons are not labeled. [more inside]
posted by Many bubbles on Sep 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me recall a movie that was couched in an unrelated fantasical setting.

Please help me recall a movie I don't remember. It was a movie set in a fantasy whose plot had little to do with the setting, making it stand out in my mind, but that I can't for the life of me recall what movie it was. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Jul 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Setting up your own business, I need help?

Setting up your own business, I need help? [more inside]
posted by spooksie on Oct 25, 2005 - 11 answers

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