My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
posted by caryatid
on Oct 4, 2013 -
I just got a new job where I will have access to Rosetta Stone for a single language. I don't need to learn any languages for work so please help me decide how I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl
on Jun 24, 2013 -
Did I just ruin my pizza stone? I washed it in water and was then told that was a big no-no...so how bad is it and is there a way to recover from it?
Any other pizza stone cleaning/storage tips would be appreciated!
posted by man down under
on Jan 6, 2013 -
I've broken my favorite piece of a jewelry -- a solid jade bangle. It dropped on the bathroom floor and broke into 2 pieces (pics 1 2
). When I put the two pieces together it doesn't look too bad (i.e. I think it was a "clean break" with no additional tiny pieces missing), so I'd like to fix it. Can I do this myself and will it look not horrible? What type of stuff could I use to glue the pieces together? If the answers to the previous questions are no and none, do you know of someone (jeweler/stone person) who could fix it in the DC/MD area? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Nov 30, 2012 -
What's the best way to install a patio on the cheap? I've been checking out big box stores, but I feel like I'm doing it wrong. I'm in Southwest Louisiana. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I'm looking for a place to buy flagstone or slate for my garden in North Brooklyn or Queens. [more inside]
posted by catrae
on Apr 21, 2012 -
Help identify this mystery stone structure in my friend's yard. [Pictures inside.] [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Where can one find someone to make an out-of-the-ordinary gravestone? One involving actual stone carving? [more inside]
posted by ackptui
on Aug 30, 2010 -
Ecommerce, Shipping, Programming: I am setting up a warehouse for my burgeoning ecommerce business and am designing custom coded shipping workflow. I am also shipping orders from this warehouse for two or three other online stores in different shopping cart platforms, and need to streamline the orders together into an efficient packing and shipping operation. Here's an example shipping setup that I'm moving towards.
Please refer me to resources or people to hire (more detail below). [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Jun 26, 2010 -
I need to move this very large round stone object
onto the bed of truck using only man power without a hoist. It is probably 500kg. Is rolling it up a ramp the best way? Can two people roll a very heavy round object up an incline? I only have one chance to do this. How to go about it?
posted by Infernarl
on May 31, 2010 -
My long-term partner and I are both exclusive tops, and to make matters worse, I used to bottom but am now pretty close to stone. Help a stone top re-learn how to be ok with bottoming. (Conceivably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 5, 2010 -
In my area, a few houses have little piles of rocks (pyramid shaped) near the entrance of their driveways. The only houses I've seen with them are mansions, so it does make one wonder....
Are these religious or what?
posted by ascetic
on Apr 10, 2010 -
Which type of naturally occurring stone has the poorest thermal conductivity? low cost and ability to be cut into a slab shape are desirable. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Mar 8, 2010 -
You are not my jeweler. We were waiting a bit to get our 10 year anniversary presents and both rings I liked sold out. Please help me find something as good or better. [more inside]
posted by Issithe
on Jan 20, 2010 -
When Rosetta Stone says you can have multiple users, do they really mean multiple users on the same computer? We're working with RS version 3 for personal use, Latin American Spanish. The box says 5 users, but when installed on a second computer, it won't let us use the activation code to get all the lessons. Can we run it on two different computers? (MacBooks OS 10.5.8)
posted by jenmakes
on Jan 16, 2010 -
I sometimes see decorative piles of stones in front of --primarily rural-- homes.
I like the effect very much. I wonder if there is an historical meaning or symbolism to these stone piles or if it is merely an enhancement.
posted by psc1860
on Jul 25, 2009 -
What are your experiences learning French with Rosetta Stone? Did supplementing learning with regular usage help you think the language as well as speak it? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius
on Jun 28, 2009 -
I've scoured the interweb trying to translate the script on these stones with no luck. Help appease my curiousity! [more inside]
posted by jofuu
on Dec 2, 2008 -
Where can I find locations to buy wood or stone from foreign countries, things not naturally available in the US [more inside]
posted by Mesach
on Oct 22, 2008 -
I am looking for drink coasters that are made of a certain polished stone. The stone is cut that it looks like a cross-section - and it is of a circular nature. It can have a red or blue color, possibly more. Can anyone name what kind of stone this is? And even better, where in NYC I can buy them?
posted by helios410
on Oct 19, 2008 -
Can anyone identify where this statue of woman might have come from? (pictures and details inside) [more inside]
posted by metahawk
on Jul 2, 2008 -
It's customary for each graduating class to present a class stone which is ceremonially imbedded in this path-way at my high school; somehow I got roped into getting the one for '08, and since I have less than a month to figure this out, I could really use some ideas! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica
on May 4, 2008 -
How do I lay a stone/brick path over an area which is uneven due to tree roots? Instructions available on the web or books?
posted by sLevi
on Dec 13, 2007 -
Geology/ArchaeologyFilter: What is this stone
? Is it man-made? Is it natural? How old is it? Who made it? Should I donate it to a museum?
posted by billtron
on Sep 6, 2007 -
I seem to have had kidney stones continuously since January. Should I be going to my doctor? And how do you manage to collect them for analysis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 23, 2007 -
ItalianFilter: So I'm studying Italian via Rosetta Stone, and I'm noticing a huge emphasis on stare
+ a gerund (like andando, tirando, spingendo, etc). How common is this in written or spoken Italian, and what is the difference between it and plain present tense?
Also, I've never seen Rosetta use 'ed' in place of 'e' when it precedes a word starting with a vowel ("Un bambino e una bambina" vs "Un bambino ed una bambina"). Are there rules for "ed"? Is it basically optional, but something people use in speech?
posted by sirion
on Aug 1, 2006 -
Who is responsible for the wonderful type engraved in stone seen on gated walls around the Harvard campus? I am not talking about architectural lettering, but about the several quotes engraved in slabs of smooth stone and mounted in the walls separating various parts of the campus. The work looks contemporary, or at least very well-cared-for.
posted by luriete
on May 30, 2006 -
The article was about a game that was played amongst a few teams, almost like a scavenger hunt, insane clues were given and the mastermind teams unlocked them and went on quite a journey. I remember one clue led them to a party with about 40 people and they all turned out to be actors or something. Quite a fantastic tale. It said that these games take place all the time. I'm looking for the article from RS, or a link to anything remotely close to this. Thanks you
posted by AMWKE
on Apr 24, 2005 -