To settle a bet: can anyone determine, from any particular props, signage, etc., in what year the movie "Midnight Run" took place? We know it was released in 1988, but we want to know if the setting was contemporary. I say yes, it took place in the late eighties; my friend thinks it took place in the early eighties.
I miss 43 things and I would like to find a 'replacement' with similar simplicity in its layout. [more inside]
My mom recently gave me a ring that she's had for a while. It's a star sapphire with 2 tiny diamonds, set in a 10k white gold band. Therein lies the problem: I have a nickel allergy, and thus can't wear 10k gold. What do I need to know/what can I expect with regard to getting the stones set in a new band? [more inside]
I am needing to use powerpooint online from a Japanese freinds PC in Tokyo The menu items for IE and for powerpoint online are all in Japanese I went into Internet Explorer tools and added and promoted english language but nothing changes+ the menu is still in Japanese Can someone please guide me through this???
About 4-5 years ago, I remember sitting in a friends' room watching her play an absolutely mesmerizing video game. I think she was a human/wolf... or a creature of some kind. I remember that the setting was exquisitely beautiful. Fractal textures, and the wooded path she ran along was hazed in mist. And I think there were two world 'settings' - a normal, bright one, and a dark version of the world, where black flecks flickered in the darker mist. I don't remember any of the plot or mechanics though, just how beautiful the world was. Like something from a Hayao Miyazaki movie. It was a personal game, not anything online... and so beautiful!
There are countless films and TV shows (often but not always period pieces) that are set in France/Germany/Russia/Japan/etc but which feature an Anglophone cast, speaking English (with the occasional "bonjour" or whatever), playing French/German/Russian/Japanese/etc characters. What are some examples of the reverse? That is, non-English productions set in the US or UK, with e.g. French actors playing Richard Nixon or Queen Elizabeth?
How do I turn off the distracting animated thumbnail images on the Internet Archive? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
I keep having dreams about fantastic, labyrinthine houses. What video games have similar qualities? [more inside]
How do I set boundaries with people while staying true to my accepting, easy going nature? [more inside]
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]
Why, oh why, does Chrome do thisÉ [more inside]
Can you recommend a jeweler in Boston to reset a stone on a tight deadline? [more inside]
Looking for films with certain settings, aesthetics, but don't care about plot so much. [more inside]
What do you call this kind of setting (in art)? What are your favorite examples? [more inside]
Force iPad brightness lower than its lowest manual setting? [more inside]
Can a gemologist tell if a diamond has been set? [more inside]
I like novels where the setting is almost as much of a star as the characters. What should I be reading? [more inside]
Short Story Suggestions: I need a short story for a specific lesson. Criteria inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
Help my friend set her new digital watch! The packaging has no instructions, and the buttons are not labeled. [more inside]
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]
Setting up your own business, I need help? [more inside]