I have a time share I want to get rid of. I don't care about getting back any of my "investment." I just want to get rid of the thing. Getting a bit of money for it would be nice. What's the best way for me to get rid of it? Should I sell it or give it back? And if I should sell it, how? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Aug 23, 2014 -
A while ago I was gifted a few shares of AAPL stock. They were – and still are – on paper certificates. I don't have a brokerage or anything. Today that stock split 7-for-1. Do I need to do anything now? You can assume I know pretty much nothing about this stuff. Thank you!
posted by churl
on Jun 9, 2014 -
I have an urgent need for a way to share a daily journal + notes among multiple people, that is searchable by date and term. Bonus difficulty: it needs to have a very low learning curve. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Apr 10, 2014 -
I'm looking for an apt share in NYC within 20 minutes or so to midtown by train. Is craigslist the best place to look? Do you have any general tips on how to do the search, what to avoid? My experience so far is that it can look good on photos but still be very rundown, but no photos/details is likely to be even that much worse.
posted by rainy
on Apr 4, 2014 -
My Nexus 4 phone (running Android 4.4) has started insisting that when I want to share a page via Chrome, I HAVE to do it via email.
I've tried resetting defaults in Chrome and email, and uninstalling the updates, but it still keeps insisting if I want to share, I have to do it via email - whereas before, it'd allow me to decide which service to share to.
Any idea what else I can do ?!
posted by almostwitty
on Dec 9, 2013 -
If a work (say, a book) is licensed as a non-commercial CC, does that mean that anyone is free to make digital copies, photocopies, hardcopies, etc and redistribute it as long as they don't sell it? What about the author? Are they able to sell it for profit, after that? Can they publish it through a third party, (e.g. Harper Collins) and how does the third party get around the prohibition on commercial distribution? Maybe I'm understanding this all wrong. I'm trying to figure out if there is a license that would allow the author (and the publishers he selects) to profit from a work, but also gives people the right to copy and redistribute the work for free. If it exists, is it practical? Are there examples of publishers being willing to do this? Or does that model prevent them from making a profit by printing?
posted by brenton
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Why does each YouTube video have a special 'Share this video' link, at the http://youtu.be/ domain? Is there a meaningful difference between using the link provided and just copying the URL from the address bar? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I'm looking for a way to extend home WiFi into an adjoining building, where laying cable is not an option and packaging/LOS is a concern. I'd also like to reduce equipment cost, while not compromising endpoint throughput. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Jun 3, 2013 -
Earlier this week, Mrs. Zooropa gave birth to our son, Elias (we call him Eli). He is our first, so of course, we are taking all sorts of photos and video on our phones, and have received a ton of requests from grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
Here's my question: what's the best and easiest way to share photos and videos with all these folks? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Feb 24, 2013 -
For a research project, we’re asking ~24 high school and college students to log their experiences with homework by sending us text messages and photos over the course of about two weeks. Is there a site where they can send those messages so that we could see them from a computer? There are particular features we’re seeking... What comes closest to satisfying them? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I've been offered first dibs on renting a super nice house. Unfortunately I need to find at least 1 and ideally 2 people to rent it with me. Just asking around my network if they know anyone hasn't worked out. I'm pretty sure Craigslist is the next best option...what should put in my post, and ask potential people in person, to weed out the crazies? [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Jan 27, 2013 -
Hubby says we should get an iPad for Christmas and share it. How many couples do this and find that it works out ok? My first thought was that a mobile device is usually personalized. What if I put my books and tons of apps on and he thinks its too much and gets in the way of his finding stuff? Can we each have different "home pages" or am I just being selfish? I'm more techie and experimental than he is. How do we decide who gets custody of the iPad and when? I dunno maybe I'm over thinking this.
posted by sandra194
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Can Ipad (or any other tablet) be used to browse and view a folder of documents (mostly PDF/Office) on a shared drive over Wifi without actually downloading the file to the device? [more inside]
posted by djfreex
on Apr 4, 2012 -
What's a good way to give a class full of people the opportunity to share email addresses? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Feb 25, 2012 -
Looking for an equivalent to Songza as it was in jukebox format, not internet radio/streaming/build your own station format. Essentially, I want to be able to link to any specific song and share that link with anyone. Bonus if the link is compatible with most social networking sites (Google+, Facebook, etc).
posted by monichacha
on Aug 7, 2011 -
What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh
on Jun 15, 2011 -
What is "Yaza Kilolardan Kurtularak Girmek İstermisin?" Has The Onion's Facebook sharing section been hacked, or is it my computer? [more inside]
posted by Jorus
on Apr 20, 2011 -
OK, facebook started doing this thing where every time I click the Like button on any website, it generates a facebook post on my behalf, complete with wrongly selected thumbnail. Anybody know how to deactivate this?
posted by Silky Slim
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Your at a conference. You brought a laptop for people to see photos and share a picture they like to FB, Twitter &/or Email. Can be from a photo gallery on the laptop (preferably) - or web based. [more inside]
posted by livin4u
on Nov 19, 2010 -
I have a Blogger blog. People other than me have been semi-regularly sharing my blog posts on Facebook. Neat! But I don't like how Facebook previews
the content of my blog post. It shows a photo of my face (from my Blogger profile) and the permanent text from my blog's banner. I wish it would preview the beginning of the blog post (and, ideally, not show my face). This issue seems to be Blogger-specific. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I just want to upload some files that other people can then download. Evernote and Dropbox require passwords or emailing. I just want the files available to anybody who knows they're there. [more inside]
posted by largecorp
on Jun 30, 2010 -
What is the best way of splitting the rent for a 2 bedroom place where a couple share one room and a single shares the other?
posted by teem
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Is there a method or inexpensive tool that will allow me to use two internet connections at the same time across a network? [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Apr 21, 2010 -
I've been told I can legally share my personal copy of packaged software (in this case MS Office) with a non-profit organization as long as they only install it on one machine. Is this true?
posted by carriest
on Mar 15, 2010 -
I'm looking for a place to share audio files with friends and family. Nothing copyrighted; mainly voice memo recordings, for my parents of their grandchild. [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Hotel/Hotspot wifi question: Is it possible to share the same connection on many devices? say my laptop/ipod/SIP phone without paying incrementally for each device? [more inside]
posted by london302
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Knowing that two of my housemates plan to leave the third one high and dry, while he has no idea about it, do I tell him? Or is this a breach of trust to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 14, 2009 -
I have a 1TB secondary drive in my desktop computer that I have the root of shared over my local network. Inside are 5 folders, all but one of I want to be accessible over the network (one is a backup folder I don't want accessible to other network computers). Before I reinstalled my OS I had figured some way of changing the permissions so that if I was on the desktop itself I could get into the backup folder, but if I was on any other computer on the network I could see the shared drive and modify any folder but the backup one. I just recently reinstalled Windows Vista (Went from 32 bit to 64 bit) and now I can’t remember how I had set the permissions. [more inside]
posted by token-ring
on Aug 23, 2009 -
I own some UK stock which is listed on the London Stock exchange. The companies' shares aren't registered in the United States and cannot be sold in the US.
I would like to sell a portion of these shares, so I would like to find the name of an English bank and a telephone number for the appropriate person at the bank.
posted by Daddysugar
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Two SMB shares on OSX with same/similar names causing big headaches. Is there a way to force mount points? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Mar 25, 2009 -
How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett
on Feb 25, 2009 -
On a Windows share with a complex file tree, is there any way to lock down the tree so that folders can be added by all, but the directory structure itself can't be changed? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I have a project I just completed for my MEdu program. As part of that I created a video. I recorded it on my Panasonic SDR-H18 camera, edited it with the ImageMixer3 crap software that came with the camera and joined two clips into the movie I wanted. The problem? The end result seems too large to upload anywhere. The video is just under 1 GB. So I broke the video up into parts 1 and 2, 790 MB and 227 MB respectfully. I still can't upload even the smaller clip. [more inside]
posted by sisflit
on Aug 12, 2008 -
Scary roommate situation. I want to leave and I'm trying to figure out if I have any way of getting my money back, which I really need to help me get another room. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Ideas for creating a website for a campus TV station; basically a blog with embedded videos but I still need ideas and guidance. [more inside]
posted by the_dude
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Where can I find a standalone device that has a female DB-15 VGA port on one side and a female Cat-5 on the other, with a VNC server in between? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Feb 8, 2008 -