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Tips on teaching semaphore?

I want to teach my Girl Scout troop about semaphore. I don't know it myself. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 24, 2016 - 5 answers

Why aren't left turn signals "yields" rather than "stops"?

I have seen many controlled intersections that have one (or more) left turn lanes with one (or more) straight-through lanes with separate signals for the left turn lane(s) versus the straight lane(s). In general, those intersections are designed to have straight-through traffic going from two opposing directions and then alternate with left-turning traffic going from two opposing directions. When the straight-through traffic is passing, why do the left-turning lanes get a red circular light rather than a green circular light or a yellow circular light? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Jan 5, 2014 - 21 answers

Connector Advice

What general purpose signal wire connectors do you guys use? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on May 30, 2013 - 12 answers

Trains that passed in the night ... how'd they do that?

During the Civil War era, what kind of signals guided intercity trains traveling at night? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on May 27, 2013 - 12 answers

How can I turn him down without crushing him?

How can I avoid leading a guy on when he won't come out and state his attraction? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Dec 14, 2012 - 28 answers

How can I get my city to improve traffic signal timings?

I live in San Diego, and I hate the traffic lights along a particular road that I always drive on (Genesee Avenue). I'm regularly astonished at how soul-crushingly stupid they can be, and I'm constantly yelling at them from my car like an idiot. What can I do about this? My dream would be to talk to the traffic engineers in my city, really pick their brains and offer my observations. How does one go about making this happen? [more inside]
posted by wuMeFi on Oct 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Railway Signal Geodata Translation

Does anyone know of a way to convert Network Rail Engineering Line Reference linear positional data into OSM Eastings and Northings En Masse? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Codes and signals

I'm interested in learning about types of codes and signals that people use to translate language in various circumstances. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Aug 2, 2012 - 10 answers

How do you give clear signals that it's just not gonna happen?

How do you send clear signals when someone is flirty with you, but you are not interested, yet still like them as a person? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Jun 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Where did 30 years go suddenly?

Seeking Dear Abby, handholding and guidance for Dummies. Yes, this is about a man and yes I'm feeling totally clueless. Help. [more inside]
posted by infini on Feb 20, 2012 - 66 answers

You're coming through loud and clear, unfortunately.

My boyfriend's across-the-hall neighbor loves to talk on his CB radio at all hours. We don't love hearing it through every speaker in the apartment. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Feb 22, 2011 - 14 answers

How to deal with confusion related to important things?

An ex, mixed signals, and dangerous times. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Navigating across a cultural divide

RelationshipFilter: Hints requested on communicating across nuances of different cultures without constantly worrying about hurt feelings, treading on eggshells and overwhelming fears and doubts. [more inside]
posted by The Lady is a designer on May 31, 2010 - 16 answers


Help a late-blooming dating newbie figure out the mysteries of entering a relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 - 11 answers

How to Initiate "Operation: Disambiguate"

So, this dude has been sending me extremely mixed and just plain weird signals for awhile. I've decided to get to the bottom of this. Problem: I'm hella awkward. Help me start this conversation, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 11 answers

can girls get friend-zoned?

I'm a girl. How to get out of the friend zone with a guy? [more inside]
posted by paperlanterns on Oct 12, 2008 - 30 answers

What's my next move, if any?

Guy is showing me all the signs, constantly contacting me and flirting with me. Then he disappears?? I have very little dating experience, so I need wisdom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2008 - 22 answers

I find it hard to maintain friendships with women

I find it hard to maintain friendships with women. What's up with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2008 - 52 answers

How to handle pushy former flame?

Do I stay or do I go? A former flame wants to be a friend, and I'm honestly at wit's end about what to do. [long explanation] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me figure out what is on this guy's mind who has been sending me conflicting signals since last year.

This guy has been sending me confusing signals since last year. He makes plans with me but never follows up on them. I had told him clearly early on that I was interested in him but he never went ahead with me at that time. And now, when I am not interested in him, certainly not as interested in him as I was last year, he is still pursuing me ----or so I think. [more inside]
posted by Ria on Apr 1, 2008 - 26 answers

What are these things for?

Why do the traffic signals at a particular intersection have light-blocking louvers on them? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Is my GF trying to tell me something?

SuspicionFilter: Is my girlfriend sending me signals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Need someone to help me run 'Google Translate' on a woman ...

I'm a man in his thirties who has gone on very few dates in his life, and I'm having trouble getting a good read on the behavior of a woman who I've been interacting with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2006 - 70 answers

I'm picking up radio stations on my guitar amp, how do I correct this?

I've just moved to a new apartment and now I can hear a radio station playing through my guitar amp. How do I correct this? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Feb 4, 2004 - 13 answers

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