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How do I take the Metra from Union Station to Naperville?

I'm taking the Amtrak to Chicago next month and am planning on taking the Metra out to Naperville after I arrive so my mom can pick me up, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by dargerpartridge on May 17, 2014 - 25 answers

recommend a looping station/looper pedal to use with viola please!

Hi all! I am looking to buy a looping station soon. Here are my perimeters: 1. price<300 2. have more than 30 seconds of loop time (basically, what I want is a Line6 DL4 with longer loop time!) 3. half time playback, and can record in half time to have double tim playback 4. reverse playback a plus but not essential 5. undo a plus but even less essential no delay or reverb necessary but I don't hate them. No drumtrack necessary. I'll never use it. Right now I am considering DL4, TC Electronic's Ditto Looper, and maybe a Boss RC-3. But I need more ideas! none of them are perfect! thanks!
posted by atetrachordofthree on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Which antique/classic cars seat 8 people?

My brain and googlefu is having a hard time with this one. People used to reproduce more back in the day, therefore, shouldn't antique cars seat more people? Does anyone have a list or know of which classic/vintage/antique cars seat at least 8 people. I'm thinking driver, passenger, and two rows of three.
posted by allthewhile on Jun 9, 2013 - 27 answers

Why do we use "radio station" and "TV channel"?

I know that we have TV stations, actual buildings where the broadcast originates, and if you're not getting a clear signal on a radio frequency you might say "try another channel" on a walkie-talkie. But when it comes to the device in your home and you want to alter the signal coming in, you "change the channel" on the TV and you "change the station" on the radio. Why these terms for these devices?
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Apr 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes?

Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes? We're arriving on a flight from the Republic of Ireland. Perfectly happy to pay whatever is necessary. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jul 15, 2012 - 15 answers

Early 1980s sitcom about a TV station in a house

Trying to remember a sitcom from the early 1980s about the "world's smallest television station." Was it real or did I just dream it up? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Desk dilemma.

To my dismay I'm aging. Need a desk and chair recommendation. A combo to accommodate my creaking body and long hours I spend at computer designing/writing. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

adventures in used car buying, part 2

Interested in BMW 3-series station wagon. Torn between new ($46,000) vs used ($26,000, 2006, 90,000 km). Which is better value in the long term? I intend to drive it for 10+ years, if not into the ground. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Jan 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Best Regional Train Station to Park?

Best SEPTA Regional Rail station to park at or nearby Friday night to Saturday afternoon? Needs to be on Manayunk/Norristown or Paoli/Thorndale Line. Looking for stations that have either pretty easy parking or available street parking within a five minute walk.
posted by sandmanwv on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I go to upload a lot of data quickly?

Where can I go to upload a lot of data quickly? [more inside]
posted by MeatFilter on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Cologne by night

I may purchase some train tickets that would have me staying at Cologne Hauptbahnhof from 0200-0600 early on a Saturday morning in August - is this a horrible idea, or might it actually be a positive experience as layovers go? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Verizon DSL speeds

What effects the Verizon DSL speed I can get at my home? [more inside]
posted by boby on May 22, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I get to Torii Station from Naha city?

How do I get from Naha city to Torii Station? [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Jan 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Why does the electricity shut off on my train just before exiting or entering a station?

Every time I take the train, just before leaving or entering the station, all the lights go out and it seems like the ventilation shuts off too. A couple minutes later everything comes on again. Why does it do that?
posted by Sully on Dec 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Help fix my Airport Extreme Base station stubbornness

Magical Airport Extreme Base Station IP problem [more inside]
posted by sdis on Oct 27, 2010 - 7 answers

The Mystery of 108mHz

When I was a teenager in the 1980's, I noticed that if I turned the radio dial on my FM radio all the way to the end, I picked up this weird transmission of repeating tones. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Jul 23, 2010 - 12 answers

I wish I had enough time to see the Smithsonian.

Twofold question: I have a 4 hour train layover at Union Station in Washington DC Saturday morning. What can I do while I'm there and how can I do it? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on May 6, 2010 - 19 answers

Any Post-Rock, Ambient, Contemporary Classical Radio Stations?

I'm looking for a high quality online radio station that plays Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Stafraen Hakon, Yann Tiersen, Sigur Ros, and the like? [more inside]
posted by jonj on Mar 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I find a split-flap departure board in use, or video/film reference of one?

I'm working on a project where I need photo and video reference of a large split-flap display in action, like those old Solari departure boards that used to grace train stations and airports. Where can I still find one in use? High quality video or film references would also be welcome (like if you can think of an old movie where these are featured in action). [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Commercial strength cell phone charging center?

Commercial sized multi-cellphone charging station? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Mar 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Tickets please...movie tickets, that is.

When I was in Japan about ten years ago, I recall seeing a movie on the VHS rental racks about a guy working at a remote train station, possibly in the north of Japan? I seem to recall that the cover/poster had the station agent standing in a snowfall, and I think he was played by a much-loved actor, but I can't recall the title or the actor. I believe it's a dramatic film from the mid-to-late 1990s. Does this description ring any bells? I'd like to finally see it.
posted by ktoad on Feb 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Where can I listen to Japanese train station melodies?

Where can I listen to Japanese train and bus station melodies and onboard announcements, preferably without installing RealPlayer? My previous go-to archive is 404ing. My Japanese is mediocre but good enough to help me navigate sites.
posted by avocet on Dec 25, 2009 - 6 answers

A bridge to?

What are these... bridges? [more inside]
posted by monospace on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

No more wires please.

Apple AirPort Express wireless music question. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Lockers in Nashville Bus Station?

Does the Nashville Greyhound station have lockers?
posted by ITheCosmos on Sep 2, 2009 - 2 answers

seeking bargain priced ipod clock radio

seeking a bargain priced ipod clock radio + charging station [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Aug 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Catalogging software for TV station?

Please help me find a software program that will maintain an inventory and checkout process for a public TV station. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Jul 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Wierd secret messages on the radio.

When I was a child there used to be cryptic messages on BBC Radio Four between the news and weather etc. that were weird and cryptic (as in they shouldn't have been on mainstream radio), but dull - stuff like "Mrs. Smith from Doncaster needs to contact her family in Hull". I have been told they were used for spies to communicate - does anyone know any more about this? I think it's something like those code words on the Tube that get announced if there's something going on. And numbers stations of course!
posted by debord on Jun 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Internet RadioStation in a Box?

Trying to find "internet radio station in a box". It is a audio CD set that includes sweeps, liners, and buildable station IDs. I had a bookmark for it until my laptop went up in flames, now I cant find the site to buy it from... Help?
posted by er1c on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Beams and bolts and washers oh my!

Is this an acceptable construction technique in ironwork? [more inside]
posted by @homer on Apr 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Planes, Trains, and Metros

ParisFilter: what is the best way to get from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Orly Sud? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Feb 24, 2009 - 7 answers

When is a weather station not a weather station? (And why do they threaten to shoot me?)

What's up with the "weather station" in Tecopa, CA? And why did it threaten to shoot me? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Dec 12, 2008 - 21 answers

Hey, listen to this (and that's it)!

Please help me turn a Windows XP machine into a public listening station to show off our library's music CD collection. Kinda long, sorry [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Electric shaver?

Can you recommend a specific electric shaver? [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Sep 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Publishing N00b Questions

I've got a publication I'd like convenience stores and others to sell. How do i get them to do that, and what kind of financial arrangements are involved? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How far is that from here?

How are the distances between stations on the DC Metro website calculated? They do not appear to be tunnel, walking/driving, or even straight-line (great circle) distances. [more inside]
posted by thrako on Jul 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Air conditioning the outdoors?

Are gas station forecourts really air conditioned in some places in the USA? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jul 3, 2008 - 37 answers

What do I need to know to stream a TV station to between 500 and 100 people?

How do I set up a server to stream media ? A client has contacted us about developing a website with a streaming TV station and a streaming radio station. [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on May 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Weather station for extreme conditions?

Wireless weather station for extreme conditions? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 17, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the name of that American Competition TV show...?

What's the name of that American TV show where a woman draped the American flag into a stunning dress without cutting it, and did the photo shoot inside Grand Central Station? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Mar 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a "YouTube for Audio"

I'm looking for the audio equivalent of YouTube. That is, where can I post and share radio interviews at no cost? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk on Feb 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Layover fun

What can I do today that is within walking distance of King station in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Dec 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Atomic Clock synchronization

Will an Oregon Scientific Weather, Temperature and Humidity Station be able to receive the Atomic Clock signal if it is used in Toronto?
posted by 543DoublePlay on Dec 2, 2007 - 8 answers

recommendations for home weather station?

i'm looking for recommendations for good brands or distributors of home weather station equipment. [more inside]
posted by klanawa on Oct 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Why do Central Line trains sometimes jolt as they're leaving the station?

On the London Underground, on the Central line, why does the train sometimes jolt as if it's lost power for a second as it's leaving the station? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jan 29, 2007 - 9 answers

what defines a tv network

What is a TV "Network"? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 12, 2006 - 23 answers

SF Bay Area radio connaisseurs! Need to find a radio station similar to a So Cal favorite.

Are there any radio stations that can be heard in the SF Bay Area that play similar music style to STAR 98.7 in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Jun 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Are Saturn cars any good?

I want to buy a used station wagon in Los Angeles, California. I'm a Japanese car guy through and through but I can't seem to find anything that's not too old. There are a few Saturns, though. I heard they're alright. Are Saturn cars actually any good? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Aug 3, 2005 - 33 answers

how do wifi and docking stations work?

Is my laptop (win xp) using the wifi or ethernet cable connection when I plug it back into the docking station after having worked wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by alball on Apr 19, 2005 - 3 answers

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