I'm getting conflicting opinions on how often a septic system needs to be pumped, and pumping isn't cheap. My current system is about ten years old, and it's been mostly just me using it. I've heard of other low-use households that have been pumped maybe once in 30 years. Conventional wisdom seems to be thus: pump every 3 years or so or risk anything from a bad smell to a total system wipeout and replacement. Is that for real? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog
on Jun 30, 2014 -
My organization avoids drawing a line between the responsibilities of the system analyst and those of the business analyst in completing a change request. Can you tell me what's typical? [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Mar 20, 2014 -
I am struggling to remember or find a line from what I think was a work of philosophy, something like:"at the heart [center] of every system [of belief | of thought | world-construct] is a secret [hidden] trangression [contradiction | inversion | denial]" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Feb 7, 2014 -
I have a windows laptop with only 128G SSD hard drive, which is not partitioned, only with one partition C: .
I want to install Linux aside from the original windows 7 so I can have double OS. There are about 15G empty space I gues it's enough. I think I need at least two partitions in order to do this.
So I went to Computer Manage storage trying to shrink the C:, however, it shows 0 shrinkable space. Why is this?
Should I run Disk Defragment? Anyone can help me out? And it's appreciated if you can give me some detailed step by step instructions, ie, how to mount partitions.
I'm a newbie to linux and what I'm trying to install is elementary OS Luna. if you can share with me some introductory articles on the basics of the system adminiatraion, OS install stuff it will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much!
posted by pack2themoon
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I just got a set of surplus unused Army sleeping bags (called the Modular Sleep System) and want to wash them. The tags say to use a commercial, front-load washer; can I use my modern, top-load washer that does not
have an agitator? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt
on Jan 20, 2014 -
Every time I commit to leaving my current job, something goes nuclear, and it falls on me. I'm sick of it. What is the best way to handle a current boss planning drastic future plans around you, while you've just interviewed for your dream job? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 10, 2013 -
Do large companies systematically register domains that would result from URL typos? If so, how do they go about it? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan
on Dec 2, 2013 -
A couple of days ago I clicked a legit-looking result from a Google search and got to a page of hackery-looking type saying that my system now belonged to somebody else. I backed away fast, but tried it again out of curiosity and the same thing happened.
I didn't cap the screen and now I can't find the page, but can somebody hijack my computer (Mac running Safari this week for some reason) just because I clicked a link? This might be a laughable question, but since this has never happened to me before I don't know how seriously to take it!
posted by Camofrog
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I am a performer looking for some type of system to remotely control audio. And I have no idea where to begin. [more inside]
posted by Philipschall
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I am in need of a good quality label maker soley for network/power/fiber cable identification in our server rooms and data center. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on Jul 5, 2013 -
Is there a problem with having constant vivid visions happening when one closes their eyes? Have you heard of this before? What's it about? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard
on Jun 13, 2013 -
I have 20 computer that don't have hard drives. After installing new hard drives, I plan on installing windows 7 on all 20 computers. My question is will I need to purchase 20 copies of Window 7? Does Mircrosoft have an option when outfitting multiple computers.
posted by Noodles
on May 7, 2013 -
I'd like to hear from people who have installed water softeners in their homes. What are the pros and cons, the prices, and the life expectancy of a whole house system? I'm not on a well. I have municipal water so would be most interested in answers from people who are also on municipal water. The other big concern I have is that I have an allergy to salt (yes i do) and wonder if the salt softened water would bother me. [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge
on Mar 28, 2013 -
Content Management Systems allow users to manage/publish web content. A Print on Demand system allows users manage/publish print content. I need a single system that does both. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell
on Feb 10, 2013 -
I bought a netbook a couple of years ago and have probably used it a total of eight times since. I just resold it on Amazon and am now preparing to ship it off. I understand that under normal circumstances it's advisable to wipe the hard disc and then reinstall the operating system. My netbook has no CD drive and therefore no operating system CD. I'm told the operating system may be embedded in another disc but I don't have the savvy or patience to figure it out. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.
this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY
this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them.
I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china.
do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland
on Nov 14, 2012 -
What's the best, fastest way to set up a computer to do nothing but surf the internet? [more inside]
posted by nickhb
on Oct 10, 2012 -
My Mac (OS 10.6.8) is behaving wonkily, and I need to reinstall the system software. I'm wondering if there are any tricks for helping me reconfiguring my various prefs after the reinstall. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Sep 25, 2012 -
Can you suggest a system that could help a group of employees manage a long, many-stepped process? We're driving ourselves bonkers in the meantime. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Sep 18, 2012 -
Index card lovers unite! Looking for non-digital
ways to manage citations, sources, etc. for academic research projects. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Jul 30, 2012 -
Help find a Boston or Manhattan psychiatrist who takes 1199 insurance and can see a new patient soon. My dear friend is in serious distress. [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Embarrassing, uncomfortable digestive condition - what the heck is it? I regularly experience pain, constipation, bloating, and flatulence. I also get rashes regularly. I eat healthy and drink lots of water. Bread seems to trigger it - is it IBS, celiac, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I have been battling with the sprinkler system at my house for almost a year (previously on MeFi)
and I am about to give up as it appears that it has gotten the better of me, here is a brief history...
When we moved in the outdoor watering system was a mess, there were drip lines on 24 hours a day, many of the sprinkler valves were not working properly, etc. I have spent many hours fixing, replacing and getting a better understanding of what is going on out there, I found multiple system and wiring all dead from neglect, quite a mess. [more inside]
posted by silsurf
on Jun 16, 2012 -
Seeking a better understanding of the immune system. As I understand it: #1 I am exposed to bug. #2 I get bug. #3 I am now immune to bug.
I understand that open wounds, chemo, or ailments that suppress the immune system would cause a person to fall ill more easily.
How could a product effect a person's immune response?
posted by kristymcj
on May 10, 2012 -
Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Have you or anyone you've known had luck with an alternative cancer treatment - wheatgrass in particular? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
posted by CollectiveMind
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett
on Feb 1, 2012 -
I like the idea of a content management system for an elementary school, so students can write and publish in a clean system with a back-end database. Help me understand the dimensions of the idea. [more inside]
posted by argybarg
on Jan 28, 2012 -
I would like to use Audacity to record voice audio files for an automated telephone system. What kind of microphone setup (USB or standard headphone / mic jacks) that will work with my laptop do I need? [more inside]
posted by banished
on Dec 29, 2011 -
How to restore NB305 netbook to out-of-box state after installing Ubuntu, possibly on the recovery partition? [more inside]
posted by little_c
on Dec 27, 2011 -
I'm looking for information and resources regarding legal solidarity
and court solidarity with an eye towards its practical application, specifically how it has been used so far by Occupy protesters and how it has been used successfully by other groups. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Anyone have any suggestions on an easy-to-use stereo? We want to buy a system for our out-of-state mother, who not unexpectedly is not very technical. Are there any systems that have a very simple user interface? I'm basically looking for the "jitterbug" of stereos. [more inside]
posted by razdrez
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Bonus and Incentive Scheme filter: tell me about your fantastic bonus scheme (or just those elements of your bonus scheme that are fantastic). What makes it great, what makes it work? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Nov 30, 2011 -
How can I set up a simple audio system at home that plays music from my iPhone and also acts as TV speakers? [more inside]
posted by pravit
on Oct 23, 2011 -
Im looking for a good Ticketing system for our IT department. I want end users to be able to email or login to create tickets for the IT department. Suggestions? We are currently using spiceworks but i wanted to know what else is out there that is really good. TIA!
posted by flipmiester99
on Oct 11, 2011 -
What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I am on the lookout for a free online database and would like your opinion on the options out there. [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Jul 12, 2011 -