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Name of zone around bomb during diffusal

I am trying to remember a term for a specific zone designated around a bomb during its diffusal. Something about only certain people being able to pass through, or exchange places during the disposal operation. The term may apply to the rules followed in that zone, rather than the zone itself. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 13, 2017 - 13 answers

Need a short term place to live with 3 cats

We sold our house and have to be out soon but we haven't found a house in our new city (US university town) yet. Since the time is short, we need a back-up plan for a place to stay until we can buy and move into our new house but it's complicated by the fact that we have 3 cats. Most places, including hotels don't want cats. I am hoping you give me some "out of the box" ideas so we aren't living in our car with our cats.
posted by Flacka on Apr 14, 2016 - 18 answers

That icon does not mean what you think it means

How did the magnifying glass and binoculars stop visually magnifying screen-rendered elements and come to prompt for search terms? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jan 20, 2015 - 12 answers

Are Salt Lake City's mayors subject to term limits?

I am trying to find a source that will give me a definitive answer to the question of whether or not SLC's mayors are bound by term limits. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Jan 15, 2014 - 2 answers

Long Term relationship with a girl that has issues?

Is there any chance that a relationship with a girl with issues from her past could work long term? have there ever been any that have been successful? [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Nov 5, 2013 - 53 answers

Can attraction grow? Great guy, but not too terribly attracted?

Casually dating a great guy. He's smart, funny, we're comfortable with each other. We've been seeing each other for 2 months now. The issue is... I don't find him incredibly physically appealing. Can I overcome it? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Aug 11, 2013 - 65 answers

Where can I leave my car long term near Wickford, RI?

I'm living on a sailboat for the summer, currently in Wickford, ri. My car is down here but I would like to go away for a month or two. Currently I don't have a place to leave my (old but important to me) car. Can you suggest a very cheap or free place I can leave my car somewhere in the vicinity? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jul 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Press F5 to refresh the contract

I was brought onto a Help Desk with a three month contract-to-hire option. Instead of hiring me at the end of the three months, they extended the contract for three more months. I'm a month and a half away from the end of my contact and unsure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2013 - 12 answers

What is this mental health term that I'm trying to recall?

A while ago I read a two-word term relating to mental health that I can't remember and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by side effect on Mar 29, 2013 - 6 answers

A better word for 'most valuable customer'?

I'm looking for a better word or term of art for the most important customer of a company, in particular one that provides the most revenue. [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Feb 28, 2013 - 22 answers

Halifaximiles? Savannahoos? Knoxvillains? Minneapolice?

If people living in Laos are Laotian, then are those in Taos Taotians? [more inside]
posted by heyho on Feb 13, 2013 - 35 answers

Short term memory has declined. Looking for ways to fix it.

In the past two years my short-term memory has gotten terrible. I forget where I put items, I forget names which I wouldn't have in the past, and I am not good at all in keeping short lists in mind. I have searched for solutions but have found no real answers. [more inside]
posted by Lugos on Dec 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Our car is taking a nicer vacation than us

Where is the cheapest long term parking around the San Francisco Intl Airport? [more inside]
posted by cakebatter on Dec 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Long term memory loss, not sure what to do and need help

For a while now, maybe several months or so (this only proves further how terrible my memory is) I have been experiencing long term memory loss. I have great trouble remembering my childhood, places I've been to, anything at all that i learned in school a year or two ago. I always forget what I say to people even a few weeks ago. They will talk about something I said or something I did and I won't remember. When I go to bed, the hours just before become unknown to me. When I try to remember what happened in the last hours of the night it is all foggy and fragmented. This is not something I normally experience, especially all the things I've done with family and friends, I can barely remember anything and it makes me very sad. [more inside]
posted by johnx on Oct 27, 2012 - 29 answers

short term communications in Paris?

My wife and I are going to Paris for a few weeks. Yay! Unfortunately I'll be in and out of conferences for the first 5 days while she is out sightseeing. My schedule will probably be pretty unpredictable, so we'd like to have an easy way to keep in touch, but cell phone rentals seem pretty expensive, especially since we'll only need it for a few days. We don't even really need voice - texting would work. Any ideas for cheap, short-term communications in Paris?
posted by captainawesome on Jun 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Japanese term for leverage

What it the correct term for "leverage" in Japanese? (Financial leverage, or the figurative meaning of leverage" Please give me spelling in roman characters.
posted by bright77blue on Apr 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Long lasting photos and frames

I'm looking for recommendations on long lasting photo prints and frames. [more inside]
posted by DrumsIntheDeep on Apr 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Checking for Plagiarism

Term Paper: What are the best sites/programs to check my term paper for plagiarism? It really should be free but i guess i'd be open for very cheap alternatives. It's 15 Pages and im on a mac if that helps.
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 - 15 answers

What are "susans?"

"Ladies with their 'susans' showing?" My google-fu failed this one! What is a susan, if it's not lazy and not an actual person's name? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Aug 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Where was the term 69ing first used, and how did it effect people culturally in 1969?

I am looking for two things. (1) The first instance of the sexual use of the term "69ing." (2) If the term was in use in 1969, I am interested in finding articles or books on the effect the term had on people during the year 1969. Thanks!
posted by Sully on Aug 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Short term housing in Detroit / Hamtramck

Suggestions for finding affordable, short term (2 months) housing in the Detroit / Hamtramck area for 8 adults? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on May 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Who Corrects the Correctors?

"Graphic novel" isn't merely a more sophisticated synonym for "comic book." The "H" in the Montreal Canadiens logo doesn't stand for "Habitants" (it's just "hockey"). What are other examples of wrong "insider" info commonly cited by poseur-types? Stuff that only true experts/fans would be quick to refute, and probably snicker at? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Apr 19, 2011 - 76 answers

Collection of possible future events that are all somehow related?

Is there a word for a "collection of possible future events that are all somehow related?" I want something that captures the idea of a "collection of scenarios." Or, pick an forecasted event, fear, or desire: What is "the spectrum of possible outcomes" relevant to this thing that has my attention, plausible or otherwise, expected or unexpected, the good, the bad, and the ugly? Probability cloud? Scenario collection? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Research Paper on Computers?

I'm writing a term paper (15 pages) in my American History class on the computer and its influence on America history. Topics of focus? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Nov 11, 2010 - 20 answers

What is this sickness called?

What is this sickness called? When I get tired and fatigue accumulates over time, I get sick. I have been stressed out a little bit and haven't been sleeping enough for a past week, so I'm sick as I'm posting this... I get a headache, my all body aches, especially lower back and pelvic area, but from head to toe. If it's severe, I would get a diarrhea or throw up. Even if it's warm, I get a chill and sometimes cold sweat. My face feels hot but in fact I don't have a fever. This lasts for about a day, and next day when I wake up I'm okay except I feel a little shaky. I've had this for about 6 times. I just don't know what this is called. [more inside]
posted by dustoff on Oct 9, 2010 - 23 answers

Aidez ma mémoire, s'il vous plaît!

Trying to remember a French term. [more inside]
posted by polly grok it on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Somewhere between a loan shark and a bank lies the truth.

Is there anyone who loans money based on the situation, rather than on a credit score/computer without any explanation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Your mother is wonderful. Can she come over again this week?

Developing new dialogue strategies in a relationship. Established, late 30s couple seeking hive mind advice on changing the way we speak to each other on important subjects. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Apr 30, 2010 - 14 answers

What's your evil?

I should be able to let things like this go, I know, but a Facebook friend wrote a status update containing a phrase I've never heard, and not knowing what she meant is driving me nuts. I'm 44 and the opposite of "street." She's in her 20s -- a hip New Yorker. This sort of thing happens to me all the time, but usually googling or Urban Dictionary helps me. Not this time. So, is this a real phrase or is it some quirky thing she made up: "What's your evil?" [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 29, 2010 - 48 answers

Attraction to New Men vs. Partner

I've been with my boyfriend for three years (living together for half that amount of time). This is my first long-term relationship. Previously, my relationships lasted anywhere from 3-6 months. So I don't have a real point of comparison for anything outside of the endorphine-rush phase. [more inside]
posted by Blazing Star on Mar 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Help with crazy family problem.

I am stuck in the middle of a mess with a family trust. [more inside]
posted by chocolatetiara on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 answers

How much notice do I need to give? (France, fixed term contract)

How much notice do I have to give at work? I'm in France, and my contract lasts 1 year. [more inside]
posted by handee on Nov 18, 2009 - 3 answers

The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?

Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Overwhelmed with life insurance options

Help me jump these remaining life insurance hurdles! [more inside]
posted by siclik on Sep 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Nice set of wheels you got there—

Is the use of meronym and synecdoche the same thing? If not, please illustrate. I am confused.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Aug 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Upcoming one-time/long term expense calculator?

How to calculate how much to set aside each paycheck for multiple upcoming one-time/long term expenses? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jun 15, 2009 - 6 answers

To split or not to split?

Is a split term mortgage a good idea? [more inside]
posted by bluefrog on May 8, 2009 - 0 answers

Need a fast loan!

Is there a reputable place (online or otherwise) where I can get a quick emergency loan within the next 10 days for $600 - $900? I have somewhat poor credit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Reframe my navel-gazing as the big 30 approaches

There's a term/idea referring to a period of introspection or re-evaluation occurring around age 30 (I actually have the feeling it's more precise than that: 29?). What is it?
posted by springbound on Mar 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Party On! The finer points of term life insurance policies

Life-Insurance-Filter (again): There have been some good threads in the past on understanding/buying life insurance, but I wanted to get a bit more specific this time around. [more inside]
posted by brandman on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Is my relationship the titanic about to hit an iceberg?

I love my boyfriend but I fear we aren't compatible for the long term. How to know if it these are things that are important enough to justify breaking up sooner rather than later... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2008 - 37 answers

What do you call a long, thin sandwich?

What do you call a long, thin sandwich, and where do you live? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Jul 8, 2008 - 140 answers

What's your opinion on short-term sublets when visiting NYC?

What's your opinion on short-term sublets when visiting NYC for a few days, in lieu of a hotel? Is it a safe option? [more inside]
posted by xotis on May 5, 2008 - 11 answers

finance proz

Short-term investments question: In your opinion, what stable foreign currency should I invest my money? [more inside]
posted by goldism on Apr 18, 2008 - 11 answers

How to find an obscure literary term

Years ago when I took a classical mythology course, my professor used a literary term for a being who can travel between planes of being at will. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Pretty harsh words

Seeking a word: Is there a term other than "euphemism" for couching an insult in fancy-sounding words, so your insult sounds less harsh to the inattentive ear? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 12, 2007 - 63 answers

What are the rules for Canadian copyright terms?

I've got some local postcards that are 90+ years old (as determined by postmark). Are they out of copyright -- can I sell reproductions? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Dec 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Is the 1956 recording of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley out of copyright in the UK?

Is the 1956 recording of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley out of copyright in the UK? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Jul 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Help with SSH terminal behavior.

Seeking a better understanding of Linux terminals, mostly being used remotely via SSH. History files, paths, ncurses, etc. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Three month car rental?

The problem: I need a car for three months in Los Angeles. Extenuating circumstances: I am a horrible driver and am almost guaranteed to mess up the car at some point. Solution? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 14, 2006 - 8 answers

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