I need to be in Sheffield, UK over Christmas (from evening Christmas Day until the day after Boxing Day). I don't have a drivers licence or a car. The only way I can think to accomplish this would be to learn to drive in the time between now and then, buy a cheap car on eBay (a Volvo?), get it insured and hit the highway. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Aug 22, 2006 -
Help! We need to hire a manager who can edit, but I can't find an appropriate editing test online. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna
on Aug 1, 2006 -
I have access to an old-style (ie chunky) PS2 with 'Test' logo'd on the side as opposed to the normal 'PS2' (Pic here
) and was wondering what I could do with it that would be interesting. Will it run home-brew code? If so, does anyone have links/resources to point me in the right direction?
posted by jim.christian
on Apr 12, 2006 -
What tests are available for food sensitivities, enzyme deficiencies, food allergies, etc? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Feb 14, 2006 -
Are there any polished open-source typing tests, either for Windows, or as a web app?
posted by Jairus
on Jan 31, 2006 -
I remember taking a long sort of evaluation test in high school where it asked question regarding career interest. At the end, it would provide suggestions, though broad range, gave a good idea. I have not been able to find something like this online (I know, it seems strange) or usually are not very comprehensive. Any ideas?
posted by _zed_
on Dec 16, 2005 -
Has anyone ever taken the 50cc scooter license test in Japan? Perhaps some of you Japan-dwelling (or former Japan-dwelling) MeFites? I'm having a hell of a time passing the thing... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Dec 15, 2005 -
I have a gifted and motivated nephew who wants to take the MCAT. What resources would you recommend to help him prepare?
posted by Floydd
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I'm looking for datasets (or ideas for possible datasets), preferably live feeds of data, with which to stress test some analysis algorithms I've written. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Jun 12, 2005 -
BAR-Filter: So I just graduated from Fancy East Coast Law School and have started taking Barbri in preparation for the NY Bar at the end of July. The course started on the 26th, but so far I (like everyone else I know) haven't really studied yet. Should I be worried? Any helpful study tips?
Bonus question: a friend of mine is applying to law school and wanted advice on an LSAT course. I think she probably doesn't need it (high SAT scores, etc.) but her mom's willing to pay. Course recommendations?
posted by kensanway
on May 30, 2005 -
When buying a used computer from a all sales are final location, what do you check and how do you check it? [more inside]
posted by cm
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I am trying to break into the Linux Server Administration field so I have been doing quite a bit of studying lately. I figured while I am studying the subject I might as well work towards a related certification. I am leaning towards
the Linux Professional Institute Certification
. Other certifications I am considering are CompTIA’s Linux+
and Red Hat’s RHCE
. So which Linux certification is the best? I would say Red Hat is the most reputable of these three but I am concerned that their certification might be too Red-Hat-centric, and I don't want to be locked into one distro. Which one is the easiest
/cheapest to obtain? Which is the mostly highly regarded
in the industry? Are there others that I missed?
posted by dirvish
on Mar 19, 2005 -
is i possible to tell in a drug test if it is from a male or female?
posted by specialk420
on Mar 9, 2005 -
Where can I find the online test where, presented with two faces, you would choose the most beautiful to you, and in the be presented with YOUR favorite face ? [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Borders administers some type of psych test when you apply online (or in store). What is the test and (of course) what are the best responses?
posted by Jim Jones
on Jan 31, 2005 -
So I would like to start a test prep mini-business in an area vastly underserved by test prep companies. Is my idea feasible? [+] [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen
on Jan 18, 2005 -
In science, what is the difference between a theory and a law? Why is something called a law rather than a theory?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Jan 15, 2005 -
I've got an interview this week where I'll have to take "a perl test". I haven't used perl for a few years and feel quite rusty. What's a good online resource for a refresher? (besides the Camel Book)
posted by anonymous
on Jan 3, 2005 -
Is this a joke?
Officials from the College Board, the nonprofit entity that administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT, have announced that they are producing a new version of the test for students who live in school districts where creationism rather than evolution is taught in science classes.
posted by lacus
on Dec 16, 2004 -
A friend of mine had some trouble with US Customs after traveling through Europe. As it turns out, Lush soap
may violate US drug laws. Customs evidently took her soap, tested it and showed it contained trace amounts of THC. She was detained for five hours, threatened with imprisonment and fined $500. So my question is thus: Is Lush in anyway liable if they are putting marijuana in their products without proper labeling? Is there anyway to appeal or contest the US Customs fine? Has anyone had a similar experience? [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Putzface_dickman's question below and some issues I'm having with a co-worker prompt this: if you suspect someone of having no imagination, what's a good way to "test" them?
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Sep 23, 2004 -
ChemistryFilter: Can NaOH
lose it's potency? Is there any easy way to test it?
posted by dejah420
on Sep 4, 2004 -
I'm going to be taking a proofreading test on Thursday, for a job. Does anyone have any advice about this? I've never had a proofreading job before, but my own writing is usually very typo-free, and I notice spelling and grammatical errors in books all the time. [more inside]
posted by interrobang
on Aug 3, 2004 -
Can someone please point me to an old Metafilter FPP? It was about an annual test or exam given at a university (I believe in the UK) that was supposed to be extremely difficult. It was a general knowledge quiz, and 10 out of 10 is impossible, according to the professor who administers it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Oriole Adams
on Jun 28, 2004 -
For some temp work, I have to take an accounting skills test tomorrow. I haven't accounted for over five years. Can anyone show me where to find a copy or share with me what I'm likely to find?
posted by Kwantsar
on May 10, 2004 -