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How to speed-up Windows XP boot-up?

What's exactly happening during the various stages of Windows XP's boot-up process, and how can I speed it up? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Apr 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Question about the language we use when telling the time.

In time, is the phrase "the back of seven" (for example), just after 7 o'clock or just before 8 o'clock? How does the language we use to tell the time vary from place to place? [more inside]
posted by Nugget on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 answers

Time Life Books

In the early 1970s (?) there was a subscription book series sold by Time Life Books. This was a wonderfully selected collection of reading material that I enjoyed reading every month. My set was destroyed in a fire and I am rebuilding it a book at a time from used book stores. Where can I find a complete list of the paperback titles published by Time-Life Books in this series? I can account for 91 titles. Were there more than 91 titles published?
posted by Raybun on Apr 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Factoring 'Time' into Astronomic Observations

AskMeFi Physics folk: How do astronomers account for the temporal distinctiveness of their galactic subjects in their calculations? I understand that observations of the red shift of quasars delinates a speed increase in the expansion of the universe - yet my brain explodes when I try to understand how the enormous expanse of time is factored into these models. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Very likely the dumbest Excel question ever asked

MS Excel: How do I convert a number representing seconds into minutes:seconds? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Apr 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Another fine scrape.

I have been scouring the web for a way to get easily-available local-area movie schedules via RSS. Yahoo, Google, and IMDB all present perfectly decent HTML of this information, and there is one My Yahoo to RSS service; sadly, it's ad hoc and frequently fails to set the localization cookie. What am I missing? This should be a revenue oppotunity for the studios and theaters - where is the sweet creamy RSS I crave?
posted by mwhybark on Apr 1, 2006 - 6 answers

week in london - hotel recommendations - entertainment recommendations?

week in london - i wonder if mefiers have recommendations for hotels (preferably marble arch area moderate-high end) , entertainment, galleries, flea markets, off beat must not miss curiosities? march 31 - april 6?
posted by specialk420 on Mar 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me with my ADD.

How can I focus and prioritize more effectively? Do I need ADHD medication? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Mar 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Giant silent clock?

ShoppingFilter: giant silent clock? [more inside]
posted by grimmelm on Mar 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Who was the first to "freeze time"?

Who was the first to "freeze time"? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Mar 8, 2006 - 49 answers

The time (on my computer) it is a changin'....

New Toshiba Satellite laptop. Every time I turn it on, the hour on the time is different - this morning it was two hours early; I reset it. Now it says 3:49; it's actually 6:49. Why? WHHHHY??
posted by dpx.mfx on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

unknown sci-fi movie

Moviefilter time: Does somebody know the name of this sci-fi-ish movie that Roger Ebert reviewed a couple years ago? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Feb 27, 2006 - 22 answers

What time is it on an airplane?

Travelling across a time zone by air is ambiguous. It's hard to tell exactly when it happens. When travelling across time zones by air, when does the time change? Especially across multiple zones. I've noticed that I never see or hear a reference to the time while onboard. For instance, a movie might start at "fifteen minutes after takeoff," but not at 4:45pm. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Feb 26, 2006 - 20 answers

What's the longest time separating a movie from its sequel?

What is the longest time elapsed between a movie and a sequel/prequel? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 23, 2006 - 28 answers

Is there a mathematical formula relating time and memory?

Is there a mathematical formula relating time and memory? [more inside]
posted by bru on Jan 31, 2006 - 16 answers

How do I find time to eat?

I haven't got a free moment during the day. When do I eat; how do I find time? [more inside]
posted by sian on Jan 11, 2006 - 24 answers

Five minutes here, ten there, oh no!

I'm having a bit of trouble tracking my time for web consulting work. I need to be able to handle small increments of time, and it needs to have a flexible reporting system. What (preferably web-based) software should I use? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Jan 10, 2006 - 10 answers

What should I do in the car for a 20 hour drive?

What should I do in the car for a 20+ hour drive? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Dec 21, 2005 - 23 answers

Help me find a larger version of my favorite video clip

Where can I find a larger version of the surreal Muppets Over Time[QT] short? Maybe a format other than QuickTime?
posted by furtive on Dec 1, 2005 - 10 answers

How much time do you spend on reading books _for pleasure_?

How much time do you spend on reading books _for pleasure_? [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Nov 23, 2005 - 54 answers

Why should I lose money if you needed to reschedule at the last minute?

Should I bill clients for scheduled appointments they missed? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Oct 24, 2005 - 26 answers

How can I change my time-wasting ways and transform myself into a super-efficient super human?

How can I break out of my 27-year-long habit of procrastination? I'm looking for tips to help me mentally as well as specific tools or methods that will help me manage my time better -- especially at work. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 5, 2005 - 35 answers

Help me find a book on a unique tribe?

I'm trying to find a book mentioned on mefi a while ago. It talks about a tribe of people who have a unique sense of motion or time. I've searched but nothing relevant comes up. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by clockworkjoe on Sep 30, 2005 - 10 answers

Is my therapist nuts?

TherapyFilter: I am currently in traditional analysis meeting three times a week every morning for the last four years. (I know, messed up childhood.) My therapist has decided for whatever reason/need to limit her office hours to 9:30 to 4:30. No mornings and no evenings. Is she unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Sep 20, 2005 - 31 answers

a Robinson Crusoe dilemma?

curiosity filter: how to tell the weekday on a desert island? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Sep 18, 2005 - 16 answers

Why is time passing so slowly?

Inspired by this question, I have to ask the opposite. I've found that as I've gotten older, things in the past seem VERY VERY far away. [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Why is time passing so quickly?

Why is time passing so quickly? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Sep 15, 2005 - 37 answers

Idle time overrated?

Is there a direct link between the amount of "idle time" on the job and job dissatisfaction/stress? [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Sep 6, 2005 - 18 answers

How do you make love last?

How do you make love last?
posted by PenguinBukkake on Sep 5, 2005 - 29 answers

Are weekends a good idea?

Have there been any studies into whether weeks and weekends are a good idea? Are there better ways once could organize time on and time off? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Aug 28, 2005 - 13 answers

yes - no - maybe - maybe yes - maybe no - maybe maybe - wait - can't decide - what to do first? - was that wrong? - was that right?

Ever been so overwhelmed that it paralyzed you? How did figure out what to do first? How did you get it all done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2005 - 25 answers

How can I break up with my long time girlfriend and potential fiance?

A few months ago I told my long time girlfriend that I was planning on asking her to marry me in August. I felt pressured in to saying that at the time and I think it's time we go our separate ways. She has been working on the things that bother me and for the past month been altogether great. I am just not ready for marriage (excuse) and I think that in the long run I would not be happy in this relationship. I would feel too controlled, too restricted, and lonely. She is very sensitive and I'm afraid of what she might do if I break up with her, but I have to do something, it's August! She doesn't really have any close friends and is not close to her family. I'm it, really. I love her a lot and care about what happens to her, I just feel like I should probably move on. Any help? [more inside]
posted by Tommy_g on Aug 23, 2005 - 41 answers

These near and far wars

What span of time elapses in episodes 4, 5 and 6 of Star Wars? [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Jul 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Where can I find simple Windows freeware to track costs for projects?

I'm looking for some very simple Windows freeware that will let the 20-odd people in my office assign hours to projects and then add up the costs. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 18, 2005 - 4 answers

How do you fit reading into a busy schedule?

When the time for reading is limited does the dedicated reader read only when she is in the mood, or does he read regardless of mood? I'm a family man with an 7 to 4 job. My favorite time for reading is the morning when I'm at my most mentally alert. At night I tend to be too tired to concentrate. I'd like to know how you MeFi guys fit reading into your schedules. Where and when do you read? Do you need silence, or do you like background sound? General comments and specific tips all welcome.
posted by TheManticore on Jun 30, 2005 - 36 answers

When is a watch not a watch?

I would like to have a portable device for keeping track of the time that is not a wristwatch (I seem to inevitably lose all wristwatches) but can be stored and accessed with ease. I was thinking maybe something I could store in my wallet. Any suggestions or ideas?
posted by selfnoise on May 12, 2005 - 22 answers

Why is there a lengthy wait for new magazine subscriptions to begin?

Why must I "wait 6-8 weeks for delivery" of a new magazine subscription? [more inside]
posted by skyboy on Apr 27, 2005 - 8 answers

What are the digital not-clocks on the Budapest Metro all about?

On the Budapest Metro there are signs hanging from the ceiling that show train times - they have analogue clocks at one end and, at the other end, a digital display counting upwards, apparently in minutes. They're not minutes past the hour and they're not minutes since the last train arrived, so what the devil are they for?
posted by jack_mo on Apr 20, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I change my body clock?

How can I change my body clock? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Mar 29, 2005 - 21 answers

Perceptions of Time

Have perceptions of time changed in the last few hundred years? Did people used to speak more casually about periods of time? I'm reading Jane Eyre, and Charlotte Bronte uses "ten minutes" in an odd way. I suspect she means (by today's standards) 30 seconds. Is this sloppy writing, cultural difference or what? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 28, 2005 - 20 answers

Selecting a Quality Watch.

I would like to purchase a quality watch that will last my lifetime and potentially beyond that. [more inside]
posted by ix on Mar 19, 2005 - 22 answers

Can't adjust the Date and Time on my pc {mi}

When I try to adjust the date and time on my pc, I get the ol' " Not responding" message. As a simple crustacean with limited skills, I need some help. {MI}
posted by lobstah on Mar 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Why is my home PC on????

How can I know when an XP pro system has been switched on (as in: at what time did it start up *today*)?
posted by magullo on Mar 7, 2005 - 11 answers

How differently do people think?

Richard Feynman described thinking as basically just talking to yourself. Then a friend told him to picture a part of a car and then asked him how he explained to himself what the part looked like. He then realized that you can see when you think as well. Then later on he tried counting up to 60 and seeing how accurate his perception of time was. He usually counted to around 48 by the time 60 seconds had gone by. Then he figured that he could count pretty much all of the time and not get distracted, but he couldn't talk and count at the same time. (+) [more inside]
posted by pwally on Mar 6, 2005 - 37 answers

Book about Time

I once read a book that talked about Time and how the concept of time is different in each culture. It mentioned this: In the US we would make a doctors appointment at 3pm and we made sure to show up at this time and would expect to be served at or close to this another country you set the appointment for 3pm, but your would arrive about 4pm and the doctor would get to you until 5pm and thats how life is there... [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Mar 6, 2005 - 8 answers

Who is the artist?

I remember back in the 70s seeing a story on TV about an artist who filmed himself punching a timeclock every hour 24/7 for a whole year. At the end of the year he had a short time-lapse film of himself punching a clock 365 times. He had shaved his head at the beginning of the year, so you could see his hair growing over the duration of the film. He described how he had to structure his life in order to be able to do the filming every hour and how his mind began to short circuit from not getting enough REM sleep from sleeping in only hour-long stretches at a time. I'd like to see that film again. Does anybody else remember this story and/or who this guy is?
posted by wsg on Feb 19, 2005 - 5 answers

Why does the first tick take so long?

When I look at an analogue clock the second hand seems to pause before racing off on its 360-degree journey, is there an explanation for this phenomenon?
posted by Navek Rednam on Feb 16, 2005 - 17 answers

What does starting ASAP mean from a potential employer?

How much time can I ask potential employers for before starting if they say they’d like someone in the position “as soon as possible?” [+] [more inside]
posted by Xelf on Feb 15, 2005 - 9 answers

How do you stay focused on a project when you keep having new ideas?

How do you stay focused on a project? [+] [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 7, 2005 - 22 answers

Runaround closing my 401k account

In California, upon leaving a job, an employer has under most circumstances at most 72 hours to pay the leaving employee their final paycheck or the employer gets fined.

Are there any similar laws which require investment/financial institutions to give the investor their funds within a certain amount of time of the request? (MI) [more inside]
posted by cactus on Dec 24, 2004 - 2 answers

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