My car has been slow to start in the mornings for a year or two now. I've been ignoring it since mechanics couldn't seem to figure it out and it always eventually started. But this morning it was so slow to start that the battery died and I had to have it jump started, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to shed some light on it. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I am finally about to graduate from a program to be a professional dog obedience instructor. I am completely clueless about what steps to take to start a business, legally at least. You are not my lawyer... but do I need one? [more inside]
posted by Quincy
on Oct 2, 2013 -
After years of depression and self-medication I'm trying to live a better life. What should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 25, 2013 -
I like it when a song is powering along and then it comes to a complete stop and then starts again. Grandfather's Clock is an example. Faker's 'This Heart Attack' does the same thing. What are some others?
posted by h00py
on Jun 18, 2013 -
A local web start up asked me to help start their web based business. I would be employee number 1. The venture is being funded by the founder who is a successful entrepreneur.
posted by burlsube
on Apr 26, 2013 -
My almost 3 y.o. has been accepted into the head start program in the summer. Will they be able to work with him as an advanced learner? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj
on Apr 4, 2013 -
My 1991 Nissan 240sx won't start - it won't even try to turn over. This one is a real mystery; I think it must be the starting circuit, so I'm trying to go through the service manual carefully and check everything. However, I still can't find the issue. Does anyone have any ideas? Details inside on what I've tried so far. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz
on Dec 21, 2012 -
Moving to Boston to join a new tech startup. How can I quickly get involved in the tech startup community? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 5, 2012 -
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic
on Jun 21, 2011 -
Rainy day + Replaced timing belt (2005) that's loose + Car won't start.
Could it be the loose timing belt or just a wet distributor cap? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman
on Apr 16, 2011 -
Command-line calculator: I used to have a calculator program I put in c:\windows\system that took arguments, so I could type "c 5+2" into the start menu on W7 and a popup with the answer (7) would appear. Anyone know the name? Not quite a command-line calculator, since I want to pass in arguments and get a returned single value via popup.
posted by lrodman
on Dec 13, 2010 -
I want to open a coffee shop but I have no experience in the industry. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by evanm
on Apr 22, 2010 -
We want to start a small business but would like some data about predicting probable sales volume, etc. [more inside]
posted by BrooksCooper
on Jan 14, 2010 -
(Probably) really basic car question: my car is taking longer to start than it used to. Battery problem or something else? [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger
on Jan 5, 2010 -
A start menu for Windows 7 where I type i
for Internet and f
for Firefox to open that browser? [more inside]
posted by oxit
on Dec 14, 2009 -
If I want to start listening to [insert artist here] and don't know where to start, is there a website or resource I can use? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja
on Jul 24, 2009 -
I want to clean up my start menu on Dell Inspiron E1705 with Windows XP Pro. Computer beginning to run slowly. I use computer almost exclusively for internet, word-processing and Quicken. I have trouble identifying which entries on start menu to delete.
posted by psc1860
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Can I somehow declare my house as a church and not pay property taxes? What tax benefits can I enjoy by starting my own church? Where can I find the laws that govern this?
posted by GernBlandston
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Windows 2000: How can I specify a program to start up when Windows 2000 is (done) booting? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf
on Mar 28, 2008 -
My Mac PB takes about 10 minutes to start up and then another 5 to load mac mail or safari. Am I about to crash? [more inside]
posted by pman78
on Oct 22, 2007 -
What credentials does someone need to start up an advertising agency?
posted by 913
on Sep 12, 2007 -
On a recent trip to Mexico I came across a restaurant with a concept that I think would do really well here in the states. I have no experience in owning or managing a restaurant. At this time, I'm not interested in the gritty details in restaurant management, I'd like to know where I could find people (or investors) who would be interested in something like this. Are there people out there looking for concepts to finance and/or start up restaurants? If so, how do I find them and present my idea to them?
posted by ieatwords
on May 14, 2007 -
How do I restore the graphic and text on my Start menu to the Windows default?
posted by gfroese
on Apr 2, 2007 -
I have an idea for a tech heavy business that I know is guaranteed to completely put blockbuster/netflix/any other dvd rental place you can think of.
But I have no clue how to start a business.
so where do I begin? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt
on Mar 9, 2007 -
One of my PCs running Windows 2000 Professional has been a stable workhorse for several years. However, beginning a few days ago, it has not been booting properly - it heads to the CMOS/BIOS set up menu after the memory test rather than log in. [more inside]
posted by vers
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Oh no! We're going to freeze
this weekend, and my car will be in an Amtrak parking lot! How can I guarantee that my trusty Volvo 240 will start when I come back on Wednesday? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Jan 31, 2007 -
A good buddy of mine and I are thinking of starting a business together. We are meeting tonight for a brainstorming session. The goal is just to start the dialog. We are going to take inventory of our strengths and weaknesses and start to throw ideas out there to research in the coming weeks. What are some good things to discuss in this very preliminary meeting? What are some good ways to make sure we make the most of our time tonight?
posted by ieatwords
on Jan 30, 2007 -
It's the oldest computer question in existence... My computer won't start. Help me. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly
on Dec 31, 2006 -
My mother-in-law is in a contest with my wife that involves waking up early in the morning to go to the gym. Now that winter is finally starting to rear its ugly head, my mother-in-law is interested in getting a remote start setup for her car. She has a 2003 Subaru Forrester with automatic transmission, remote door locks on a key fob, and no alarm. She also has a few questions about the whole remote-start thing. [more inside]
posted by Moondoggie
on Dec 6, 2006 -
I ride a 1985 Yamaha Virago as my primary transportation. I leave for work before 6:30 am and the ride is less than ten minutes long. I park my bike outside in the designated motorcycle area and walk to work. When I come back in the afternoon, approximately nine hours later, the bike is very uncooperative in starting. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by sun-el
on May 12, 2005 -
My friend owns and 93 M. Benz 300E and it wont start. When he attempts to jump the car his alarm goes off... What can he do to fix this?
posted by crewshell
on Apr 3, 2005 -
How much time can I ask potential employers for before starting if they say they’d like someone in the position “as soon as possible?” [+] [more inside]
posted by Xelf
on Feb 15, 2005 -
My otherwise perfectly fine PC booted after 20-25 false starts this morning. Hitting the power button brought it to life for a second, then nothing. Eventually it started up. What's going on?
posted by davebush
on Oct 1, 2004 -