Completely random question: How did people wake up at a certain time before the spread of cheap, accessible clocks? [more inside]
Help me find a book about railways! [more inside]
Can cable boxes affect digital clocks? [more inside]
Is there a way I can either make use of an active internet connection coming into my apartment, or avoid paying an installation fee to Time Warner in NYC for a connection that already appears to work? [more inside]
Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
In the From Eternity to Here episode of the Science Talk podcast, Sean Carroll says that without entropy there could be no memory. Could you provide an explanation of why that is to somebody who's very much a layperson when it comes to thermodynamics? [more inside]
Hey, anybody got an end-to-end solution to do set-it-and-forget-it style timeshifting of Justin.tv streams? [more inside]
What is the best thing to do about all the weeds in my yard? There's hardly any grass remaining. [more inside]
How do I prioritize all the tasks that come with being unemployed, from getting help to finding a job? [more inside]
I'm going away for a week and a bit. Is there anything I can set up now that will done and ready to be enjoyed when I get back? [more inside]
How does time lapse video where night doesn't exist work? [more inside]
I need a program that will randomly pick a time to sound an alarm without my knowing in advance. It needs to be available for Mac or iPhone -- or failing that, a physical device that I can keep around would work too. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a streamlined time tracking app for the iPhone? I'm looking for something that will let me set up a few general categories — desk work, studio work, commute, gym, etc. — and basically lets me pick one and hit a big start/stop button. Export functionality in some way (even dirt-simple) is needed, fancy stuff like invoice generation / project management is not. The goal is to get a rough statistical overview of how I spend my days, not to get obsessive granularity or handle timesheets, so the ideal app would be about two taps to pick a category and start the timer.
Is this kind of time/day disorientation a normal sign of aging or should I be concerned? [more inside]
How much time, on average, do you spend doing housework every day? [more inside]
I am a big fan of consistency- the rewards that can be reaped by simply doing something often over a long period of time are like slow motion magic. Please tell me about some of the things that you do for a few minutes a day to reap mega rewards in the future. [more inside]
I'm curious about the custom in Belgium of representing the time with what appears to be a lowercase "u" in place of the colon or full stop (14u38, rather than 14:38). [more inside]
I was watching TV tonight when our Time Warner Explorer 8300 cable box started whirring, our cable shut off, and weird things started appearing on the cable box panel. There were countdowns and APP and hOHD are now interchangeably flashing on the panel. My husband called Time Warner and was told that this may be a hardware problem in which case we can only get the box replaced which means we'll lose everything we've DVR'd. We have a lot of programs saved so if anyone has any advice or experience, please share! [more inside]
What metric can I use to decide whether and when to do will-save-time-in-the-future type tasks? [more inside]
Movies, shows, or even commercials where a plot twist revolves around two characters (or sets of characters) appearing to be in the same physical location throughout, only to reveal that they were each in different places the whole time, or were in the same place but at different times? [more inside]
How can I overcome my anxiety over Facebook and other highly interactive social media? [more inside]
The Brazilians don't care. The Germans are transfixed by it. Nope, not talking about The Hoff, I'm talking about time & schedules. I grew up without being put on a tight schedule and now I need to know how to be late less. [more inside]
There's a website where I can plug in an address and find out where I can get to in any direction in a city in X minutes using transit. I have lost the link, where is it?
What do you do with your stuff when you're working in a coffee shop all day and you have to pee? [more inside]
How can I communicate better with my wife about what time I leave work? [more inside]
he guy got jail time. Again, should we be worried about revenge when he gets out? Are we watching too many movies?
Follow-up to this question. The guy got jail time. Again, should we be worried about revenge when he gets out? Are we watching too many movies? [more inside]
Falling for someone that is leaving... in 15 days... should I tell them? I am not even sure if the feelings are reciprocal. If you have advice for the foolish and insecure, please see the ridiculous bean-plating that follows... [more inside]
New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both? [more inside]
Gifts (edible?) that need to be made at least a month in advance? [more inside]
What does this header say? When was this E-mail sent? [more inside]
If you buy your ticket ahead of time for a tour of the Washington Monument (in Washington, DC), how early should you show up in order to pick up your ticket at Will Call and make it to the tour on time? Is 30 minutes sufficent? 1 hour? This is for next week, so it is (obviously) not peak season. Thanks. [more inside]
It occurs to me that I have about two and a half weeks before Thanksgiving, with its attendant rich and delicious foods. Are there any recipes I could make that require getting started now? Particular recipes for eggnog, rum cake, confit, etc? What recipes do you love that require many days of waiting-around time before serving?
Why would three digital clocks lose time at exactly the same pace? [more inside]
How can I reconcile my needs/desires for independent free time when my significant other wants lots of couple time? [more inside]
What do you wish you asked / discussed with your parents whilst you still had time? [more inside]
I'm annotating a simple date/time online form for some developers. The "Month," "Day," "Year," "Hour" and "Minute" sections are all self-explanatory, but is there a word for the "a.m./p.m." section (other than, say, "meridian designation")?
Two weeks recovering from surgery: what do? [more inside]
How can I make my wife feel appreciated when I rarely see her and she's always exhausted? [more inside]
Why is my laptop stuck in the past? How do I fix its lagging time? [more inside]
I've traveled through the Nebraska panhandle three times this summer, and each time my cell phone clock jumped two hours ahead of what it should have said (to the equivalent of Eastern Time). Can you explain it? [more inside]
Time-tracking project management software solution needed [more inside]
I've started making a long commute (1 hour each way) and am looking for a good way to spend all of that time. What do you do to make your commute worthwhile? [more inside]
An employee/friend came and confided that they are six weeks pregnant. Our boss has been hinting at reducing her hours and does not know she's pregnant. What to do, how to handle this in a professional manner? [more inside]
Help me volunteer in the morning. [more inside]
How can I help my procrastinating, disorganized boss improve his workflow? [more inside]
I'm interested in hearing about "short burst" productivity enhancements I could make to my life. (Don't use the "L" word!) [more inside]
Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
My husband's schedule is making me miserable and resentful. He can't change his schedule right now, so what I can do to deal with it better? [more inside]
How can I help my wife want sex? [more inside]