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Poo vs Gravity

As a by-product of this FPP about a very large water slide, have just been involved in an inconclusive and heated argument about the physics aspects. Hypothetically, what would happen if, halfway down this very fast waterslide in a raft, you (accidentally or deliberately, it doesn't matter) defecated? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on May 20, 2014 - 13 answers

A guitar and a bottleneck. Amplifier optional.

There are a couple of scenes in the 1986 Walter Hill film Crossroads in which Eugene's character plays some really bluesy, laid-back, heavily-reverbed slide guitar. I really love this kind of blues guitar. Unaccompanied (by vocals or other instruments), haunting, chilled-out. Can you recommend similar performances? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Slideshow Options in Blogger

What are some good options for embedding a photo slideshow in Blogger? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Sep 22, 2013 - 1 answer

bulk slide scanner for a mac - without breaking the bank

I'd like to buy a bulk (i.e., 20+ in a stack) slide scanner that will work with recent-model (usb/firewire/thunderbolt) macs. I see prices ranging from $1200 for used Braun scanners, to some real cheapies that look like a mistake waiting to happen for under $200. What's in the middle? Most of the used Nikons in the $500 range on ebay are SCSI only; I'd love something that works with current hardware (i.e., NOT SCSI) and has a pretty wide gamut - something approximating the RAW quality I get from my digital SLR. Is there hope for me?
posted by luriete on Jan 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Bad Girls & Slide Guitars

Let's say you're making a playlist called "Bad Girls & Slide Guitars". Let's say the first song is 'Hell on Heels' by the Pistol Annies. What would the next songs be?
posted by signal on Dec 1, 2012 - 27 answers

70s toy - ball glides back and forth on ropes you pull

Looking for the name of a toy I had in the 1970s that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes apart and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. The ball on ours was red, the handles were blue - but who knows, it may have come in different colors. My sister swears it was called the Woosh, but I haven't found it via that name. I want to buy one for my niece & nephew if I can find it - and I think having the name will be the key to locating one. But if you know where I can get one, even better.
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Who gave birth to this launch pad?

Rocket Slide! Any idea what company originally made this badass rocket slide? They were placed in community parks in the 1970s. Looking for the original manufacturer. My google-fu fails me.
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Jun 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Good songs to play on slide?

Guitar players -- what are some good country/folk/blues songs for a couple of intermediate acoustic players, one strumming or picking, the other accompanying on slide? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Phone's battery drain is draining my patience

Phone's battery drain is draining my patience, after hours of research, two batteries, and several phone calls with T-Mobile. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Mar 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Cheap Thrills!

Help me get my kicks! Where can I find free slides, free-standing roller coasters, and other amusements? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Jan 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Automatic PowerPoint Formatting Approaches?

I need to automate the format of outline-based information into slide presentations, given some simple rules. I can code. I have some ideas. What options am I missing? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I get a slide projector in Atlanta tomorrow?

Where can I get a slide projector in Atlanta tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Nov 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Preserving/Documenting Lantern Slides: How do I not ruin them?

My family has a collection of 35 lantern slides dating from the 1880-90's. They are black & white photographic images, with some handcolored. They are in reasonably good condition and I would like to somehow transfer them into a digital format. Is it OK to lay these on a scanner, or will strong light exposure risk damaging the slide images? Is there a better way to photograph or reproduce the images? [more inside]
posted by amusebuche on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

A Scanner (not too) Darkly

I've got 50+ rolls of slide film that I want scanned. I have a film scanner. What software should I be using to do the scanning? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a slide and negative scanner.

I'm looking for a film and slide scanner and wonder what people suggest. Am I better off getting a dedicated slide/film scanner or do some of the higher end flatbeds work just as well (or better)? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Sep 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Slide Whistle Emergency

Where can someone buy 20 cheapo slide whistles in New York City by tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Jun 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Songs for slide guitar

Please recommend good songs for slide guitar + singing. [more inside]
posted by signal on May 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Making a unique wooden puzzle box - how to prepare?

Making a unique wooden puzzle box - how to prepare? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Feb 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Open to new ideas

Any recommendations for songs played in open guitar tunings? [more inside]
posted by chelegonian on Jan 20, 2010 - 17 answers

What are your favorite toys for the lake or pool side?

Lake toys! What are your favorite toys for the lake or pool side? [more inside]
posted by wrnealis on Jun 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Grass burns here we come!

Help me make an awesome homemade (adult) Slip N' Slide. [more inside]
posted by Ugh on May 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Looking at fine art without visiting the gallery

What is the best way to view fine art without visiting the gallery? [more inside]
posted by vespr1610 on May 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Film in Lima

Where can I pick up Black and White film in Lima, Peru? There´s an abundance of photo processing shops with colour film but can´t find anywhere which sells black and white film (Fuji Neopan, Ilford etc) or more specialised slide film. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Apr 21, 2009 - 0 answers

Turning thousands of photos into billions of bits?

My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
posted by killdevil on Apr 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Projector question

I don't know anything about 35mm slide projectors but I have an idea [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Mar 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Do slide projectors still exist out there?

Help us find a slide projector in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
posted by I_drew_an_angelfish on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Vintage water slide decal adhesive

What is the adhesive that backs water slide decals made of? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Buy an airplane slide?

Where can I buy an airplane evacuation slide? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Powerpoint export

Powerpoint 2007: I have one large presentation of 200 or so slides in one ppt file. Is there a way I can automagically export each slide as its own ppt file. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Jun 2, 2008 - 8 answers

How should I scan 500 40-year-old slides?

Recommendation for professional 35mm slide scanning services, either through the mail or in the Washington D.C. metro area. Best recommendation for extremely long term archival storage of slides. About 400-500 slides. [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Apr 28, 2008 - 7 answers

This slide film is almost as old as me, and slight more stale, do I bother?

Kodachrome 25, expired 1988, un-used. Developing is prepaid, bother using it and sending it away? If so, what special attention should I give it? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Oct 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for Slideshow Inspirations

I recently bought a zune and i am looking for pictures that are semi information or thoughtful. i recently quite a few photo selection on it and play music with it. Some of the stuff i like is Dali Art, Betty Page pinup, Optical Illusians and Post secrets. i am trying to find some more photos that are either information like pictures of shots that have to the side how to make them or pictures that are thought provoking maybe some religous art. I was hoping the Hive mind could steer me into jpeg slideshow that would be interesting to put on my zune and where to find them either eduction or inspirationial not really into people falling off ladders and stuff.
posted by Rolandkorn on Jun 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Using an opaque projector as a slide projector?

Converting an opaque projector to a decent slide projector? [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jan 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Info TV

Old hardware, open source (free) software, JPG's and slide show [more inside]
posted by raildr on Nov 2, 2006 - 4 answers

How to download video or slideshows from the NYT.

Is there a way to save/download slideshow content from the New York Times? I use OS X Tiger, and I believe the content is Flash. I would appreciate any help you can extend to me.
posted by muse on May 5, 2006 - 2 answers

Tips for an inspirational slideshow?

I'm putting together a video/still shot slideshow for our company's annual "We Did Really Well Last Year" video. I'd like to make it as visually appealing as possible... [MI] [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Dec 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Version Control for Art

Look for a versioning control system (like cvs) for art/design work [More inside] [more inside]
posted by X-00 on Jun 27, 2004 - 7 answers

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