I am currently scheduled to take an application test a week from tomorrow. This test is for an entry-level county government job. I REALLY want this job, but I haven't taken a test that meant anything in almost 15 years. I need help knocking off the rust! [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon
on Mar 14, 2014 -
I (late 20s male) slept with a girl I don't know very well over the weekend. (Used protection, nothing broke or leaked...all very safe.) We talked after, and she said that the last time she was tested she was clean, but that was a while (and a couple of partners) ago. I have no reason to suspect I've acquired anything new, but I'd still like to do my due diligence and make sure I'm clean.
My last test was about a year and a half after the last time I'd had sex, but I don't intend on waiting nearly that long. I know HIV takes about six months to show up, but as far as other common STIs go, how long should I wait for anything else to show up?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 17, 2014 -
I taught myself how to build a wordpress website for our small business a few years ago and since our current platform (Platform Pro) is now defunct, I need to switch to a different platform and get all my plugins and wordpress up-do-date. What is the smartest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by okay-quiet-time
on Feb 6, 2014 -
I'm taking a numerical methods class and there are all these discretization schemes of partial differential equations named after pairs of dudes and they all are kinda the same, maybe a bit different in indexes....
I'm trying to organize it all in my head, like a frat house, with the dudes that worked on the same scheme being roommates, but it seems to be taking a long time to actually "find" a place for each scheme in their "rooms" and keeping it there in a sort of visual arrangement.
Test is no books no notes, and everything kinda of just jumbles inside my head right now.
posted by spacefire
on Dec 11, 2013 -
I failed my road test 3 times. My driving instructors said I'm ready and I have years of experience but the day of the test I choke and freak out. [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae
on Nov 15, 2013 -
My girlfriend is applying for to work for the city as a crime lab trainee, a position they will train her for, but will be tested for basic knowledge (they are looking for someone with a two-year degree, apparently in anything). The test will include math. What do you think she will need to be sure she's solid on? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Nov 1, 2013 -
I'm looking to get work as a library shelver in a county library. I've passed the minimum requirements and have moved onto the next phase- basically- the library shelver test. I have no idea what this test will require other than them handing me a stack of books and telling me to go shelve them properly. Besides being versed in the Dewey Decimal System.... what do I need to know to pass this test and not have anxiety about it going in? I realize every library system is different but I would very much like your input. [more inside]
posted by rabu
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I've been invited to interview for a software development internship at a company I would really like to work for. However, after I'd said yes, I received the detailed outline of the interview, including a test partly in a language I have yet to learn.
How can I best prepare in a short amount of time? [more inside]
posted by carbide
on Oct 3, 2013 -
in my previous job i worked with an emerson data acquisition and control system that was completely integrated and customisable. all facility control and data gathering was from the same software, with a customised faceplate gui.
i am now at a new job that is using stand alone data takers with 30m long cables to get data.
it is unstable and prone to interference and limited amount of data channels, plus no discrete outputs.
is there an ideal mid strength solution, that wouldn't cost the same as the emerson system, but would be more robust and effective than a datataker?
posted by edtut
on Oct 1, 2013 -
Last week was difficult for me; I am a student at a truck driving school and I failed my road test on Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend
on Aug 18, 2013 -
I'm looking for a picture of a specific nuclear test in a book or other printed resource, or a hi-res photo online. The image in question is here
. There seems to be conflicting information about whether this is the first nuclear test (Trinity), I really don't think it is. [more inside]
posted by hafehd
on Aug 9, 2013 -
I've been submitting hair samples myself with the Hairconfirm test. I understand the hair test, confirms usage within a 90 day period.
On day 72, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .53 pg/mg for THC Metabolite.
On day 92, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .45 pg/mg for THC Metabolite.
On day 108, I submitted samples, and STILL tested positive with a .42 pg/mg for THC Metabolite.
Why is the rate of reduction of THC Metabolites in my hair not reducing faster? [more inside]
posted by foodybat
on Jul 31, 2013 -
Where I work, no one
has a PHR
. I don't know enough HR professionals (or, more importantly, non-HR types who hire HR professionals) to determine whether it makes sense to pay this kind of money
to get the PHR/SPHR certification, in general. Advice is welcome from anyone who has either data or anecdotes. [more inside]
posted by SMPA
on Jul 20, 2013 -
I'm working on a problem for "Inferences about the difference between two population means for independent samples: sigma 1 & 2 unknown and unequal."
The final value of "test statistic t" falls in the rejection region for 95% confidence interval, but falls in the nonrejection region for 99% confidence interval.
Should I perform additional calculations before rejecting my null hypothesis?
posted by iamcharity
on Jul 1, 2013 -
Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test? I quit smoking marijuana ~25 days ago. Before quitting I smoked once or twice everyday. I ordered some dipstick drug test off the internet and started testing my urine after 5 days of not smoking. About 7 days ago the tests started coming up negative. I'd like to get this confirmed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Can I ask my primary care physician for a prescription for one? If I do, will he get the results and report them to my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 20, 2013 -
What's the best way to have a document turned into a fill-in-the-blanks quiz? In other words, I'm looking for a program that will remove key words from a document for the purpose of memorization. Ideally, it would avoid filler words like "and," "of," or "for," etc.
posted by matkline
on May 5, 2013 -
I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 5, 2013 -
How to deal with intense anxiety from stupid and risky sexual decisions in the (pretty) distant past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 8, 2013 -
I am asking on behalf of a friend. She is looking for a GMAT tutor in SF, ideally who has access to a large library of computer exams in order to practice that format (my friend has struggled with the nature of the exam...she really wishes she could directly mark up the questions!). She has done well on standardized testing in the past (ie the SATs) and currently is an SAT math tutor so she definitely has a good foundation, but she needs someone who can help her with her verbal side (this is where she really struggles with the all-computer format), as well as pacing in general.
She really appreciates your recommendations, thank you. She is willing to pay for quality. Word of mouth is so much better than Google!
posted by wooh
on Jan 22, 2013 -
What's the easiest/cheapest way to have my cholesterol checked in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by quartz
on Sep 1, 2012 -
Does it make sense for my doctor to tell me I don't need an HIV test, because I'm a heterosexual male and I only had unprotected sex with one person in the last 6 months? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 25, 2012 -
How can I make a Mac app crash reproducibly with the solution being to trash the app's preferences and have them rebuild automatically? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Aug 8, 2012 -
What is the best ACT/SAT test prep system/program for multiple (20-50) users? [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Apr 30, 2012 -
She's 14 weeks pregnant and happy about it. So far, the only test she's had is a pregnancy test. What did she miss? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Is there any simple way to know if the olive oil I've bought is genuine? If my olive oil does not soldify in the fridge, does that mean it is adulterated? What brand (or certification) can I buy of olive oil that I know for sure is genuine? [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Mar 3, 2012 -
How do I break into a career of test driving vehicles for the performance divisions of luxury automakers (BMW's M division, Mercedes' AMG division, Porsche, etc)? [more inside]
posted by 6spd
on Jan 25, 2012 -
My father (65yo) has a small business teaching English as a foreign language to adults. He doesn't teach from scratch, but rather teaches those who already have a basic understanding of English. To do this, he asks all who apply to first complete a 2-page basic language assessment. He has recently created a website, and would like to be able to include the assessment online, preferably embedded on the website, or as a link to an assessment site.
What software or site would easily
help him do this? [more inside]
posted by Petrot
on Oct 26, 2011 -
Can you recommend textbooks and offer any other advice for me to work my way up the JLPT tests. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu
on Aug 31, 2011 -
How to automate a test checkout on webshop (magento) to ensure server is working? [more inside]
posted by mtstover
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I know that American employers conduct urine drug tests all the time, but what about Australian employers? I was recently offered a bank job in Sydney, and will have to undergo a "medical examination" before starting. The information sheet says nothing about drugs, but does mention a urine test. Will they test for cannabis, and if so, should a month (after pretty much semi-daily use) be long enough to be in the clear?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 4, 2011 -
For the California folks:
I go to school out of state, and I accidentally let my vehicle registration expire. I'm trying to figure out how I can get it done quickly and remotely. My primary concern is the smog test - I'm due for one this year. Searching the internet has given me mixed responses, with some saying you have to go back to CA to get smog tests, and others saying you can waive it in absentia. I need to drive as soon as possible, so I'd really appreciate a prompt response!
posted by howgenerica
on May 30, 2011 -
I am looking for a quiz program that will interactively help me practice my times tables, rehearsing the answers I get wrong a lot and waiting until I make progress before adding new questions to learn. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on May 13, 2011 -