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West with the Night, or East or North or South

Posting for brand-new user mdonnahoo, who will answer any queries in the thread: I am writing a program to determine how much time in a flight from Point X to Point Y occurs at night for pilot logging purposes. Is there an elegant way to calculate this? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on May 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Any insights about car accident related pain?

Any insights about car accident related pain? Disclaimer: (I am NOT getting serious medical advice online) It always seems like someone scolds me for that. I was in a car accident 2 weeks ago. We were going 40 and hit someone who pulled out in front of us. I went to the hospital to get checked out and they did xrays and whatnot and diagnosed me with "Severe Chest Trauma". I felt better progressively for the next few days, but then my chest (and lower back) started hurting slightly more each day up till now which is 2 weeks later. [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on May 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Faster to ride through traffic or pull over for a bit?

If you are stuck in traffic on the highway and you have a choice to pull off the highway into the rest stop and then go back on your way later or keep on going with the traffic (with intention to stop after you get through the traffic) which one will be faster? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Apr 30, 2010 - 22 answers

Leave someone you love if they're not right for you?

How do I know if I should leave her, if I love her? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Apr 19, 2010 - 34 answers

I love you to dear, but my high score is still there!

Best online game recommendations for females and males over the age of 35? There is a huge selection of games, but most aren't that good. What games do you recommend that both can compete and enjoy? Free and online is good, free and downloadable for travelling is awesome! [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Monitoring my own time

Recommendations for software to manage time, particularly when browsing the internet. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 11, 2010 - 3 answers

How do people with two jobs actually get them both done?!

I know that what I'm trying to do - work one boring full time job and one creative part time job at the same- is not unusual. I know millions of people do it every day. But the combination of tiredness, poor time management, and procrastination is making it seem impossible. Help! [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Apr 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I wait for her?

How long should I wait for her..? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Apr 5, 2010 - 36 answers

How to manage my time management system?

I'm starting to exercise some control over my time. Help me make this work. [more inside]
posted by parudox on Mar 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Beginner buying a USED motorcycle. Help!?

Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Mar 12, 2010 - 27 answers

I have timez, I need linez.

What's the best (free) software for creating an extensive timeline events? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Time is Ticking

Is there a time tracking device (perhaps like a watch?) that I can use to keep track of my work time? I want to see how many hours/minutes i spend actually working each day. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Mar 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Lots of long term projects...how can I keep motivated/ making progress?

Lots of long term projects...how can I keep motivated/ making progress? [more inside]
posted by _cave on Feb 26, 2010 - 14 answers

How does a time machine really work?

I just watched a thing on Discovery Channel YouTube, and it was from three years ago about time machines. Real ones. But my question was, what happens when you turn off the machine, and then turn it back on? [more inside]
posted by tenkarasu on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 answers

"Can you take me back where I came from, Brother can you take me baaaaaack, Can you take me back?" -White Album

GameFilter: Computer turned-based strategy game (one The Blue a while back?) in which you can recursively go back in time to change things...? [more inside]
posted by TigerMoth on Feb 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Enforcing a time limit on a page using JavaScript, C# (ASP.NET 1.1) and display a countdown timer also.

I need to enforce a five minute time limit on a page using JavaScript, C# (ASP.NET 1.1) and display a countdown timer also. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Feb 10, 2010 - 2 answers

You're welcome to wait in the bar

How do restaurants estimate how long you'll have to wait to be seated? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Feb 7, 2010 - 27 answers

Literature or cinema that takes one through the decades

What are some good miniseries, movies, books, and/or autobiographies which span decades, leaving the reader feeling like they have been on a long, intimate journey? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Feb 1, 2010 - 73 answers

I want to be moving for many hours a day.

If you had 4-6 hours a day to work out, what would be a good routine? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Teach me the best etiquette for working with a real estate agent

I am looking to buy a home for the first time, and I have questions about working with real estate agents. How much time should I expect a real estate agent to spend with me? Three days a week? Eight hours a day? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 29, 2010 - 25 answers

SYLVANIA VS UNIVERSAL REMOTE

Hello. I have lost my remote for my Sylvania SRT 2319 and am trying to program my Time Warner Universal remote to work with it. I have found the code and the remote will power on and off the TV but it will not control any other features. Any time I press the channel key or a number key the CBL (cable) device button blinks, like it's not registering as a TV button. Does that make sense? What can I do?
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Map My Commute Range

Is there a way to create a map that shows an area within a certain number of driving-minutes from a location? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Get me to my work on time

Help me figure out how to get up and to work on time while getting the timing right for my ADD medication and balancing other responsibilities. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 8, 2010 - 42 answers

How do we accurately measure time?

How did people make clocks more accurate before accurate clocks? [more inside]
posted by eclecticlibrary on Jan 7, 2010 - 26 answers

What is the best program to make time lapse videos?

What is the best program to make time lapse videos? (preferably free) [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Dec 30, 2009 - 9 answers

EarthLink? WTF? OMG!

So I recently moved, and as I always do, got an account with Time Warner (who are pretty much the only option in the part of Austin where I live). I noticed that my IP was resolving as either "earthlink.net" or "mindspring.com" when it should be "austin.rr.com", but didn't think much of it. However, today I found a letter in the mail containing "important information about your EarthLink account." Wot's, uh, the deal? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I save a timestamped version of a website to use in court?

Is there a way to capture a website at a certain point in time so that it's admissible in court? I may be about to be involved in litigation soon and there's information on a site which will be very important and I'd like to use it as evidence, but I'm worried it might move or change.
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 15 answers

How many grains of sand until we're there...?

Time&SpaceFilter: GoogleFu failing me here... Trying to RE-find specific time and amount measurement/approximation sites. [more inside]
posted by TigerMoth on Dec 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Is that red shift in your pocket...

Is that red shift in your pocket... [more inside]
posted by sundri on Dec 8, 2009 - 19 answers

WTF

Creep me out! Lately I've been on an "unsettling stuff" kick -- I like feeling unsettled and I find it creatively inspiring -- but I'm running low on things to explore. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Dec 3, 2009 - 102 answers

Intergalactic Google-fu Fail...

I've searched here, there, and everywhere for information on the optimal time/date for viewing this year's Leonid meteor shower from my little corner of central Japan. Has anyone else out there been able to find something with a world clock style of interface or am I reaching? I checked the IMO, but found their schedule unwieldy.... [more inside]
posted by squasha on Nov 16, 2009 - 6 answers

No time for each other

I'm in a relationship of a few months old with a wonderful girl. We have great times together, but there's the catch. We're hardly together. How can we change that, or work around it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Part-Time Jobbery

I'm changing jobs here in a few weeks, but the new one occasionally takes up much less of my time. Thus I need an extremely flexible second job to fill the time! What's out there? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

How to save time now; how to save time all the time.

What are the best time-saving methods you have found? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Oct 13, 2009 - 54 answers

How long should I wait?

Question’s about my virgin girlfriend pertaining to sex and sexuality. [more inside]
posted by RawrGulMuffins on Oct 3, 2009 - 48 answers

How to fill time at work using the Internet?

How to fill time at work using the Internet? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Sep 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Time travel to New Amsterdam - for kids!

Going bonkers trying to remember the title of a favorite children's book that I read growing up in the late 1960s. The story takes place in NYC and the main characters are 2 children, a boy and a girl. The children stand in the first car of a subway train and as the train moves faster and faster through a Bowery tunnel, the children travel back in time to NY when it was New Amsterdam. They meet Peter Stuyvesant and other characters in Manhattan when it was a Dutch colony. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by suzeQ on Sep 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Turkish delight on a moonlit night ... or mid-afternoon, perhaps.

I recorded this from the Voice of Turkey via shortwave on 11955 kHz last Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of the world time, and my meager online language resources don't seem to help me figure it out. What time is she announcing after the pips?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Presidential time-usage in pictures

Who spent more of their Presidency on vacation, Dubya or Bush, Sr.? Who travelled more, Clinton or Reagan? It seems to me, there's got to be some organization somewhere that tracks this kind of Presidential time-utilization info, and organizes it into pretty charts and graphs. Help me find the information visualization I seek!
posted by paisley on Sep 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me track where I spend my surfing time

I'm looking for a Firefox extension (compatible with 3.5) that will show me how much time I spend on a given website per day/week. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

What's a stranded girl to do?

Albertan, in Ontario for a family get together in Durham- I long to visit friends for a day in Toronto - So far I have a way INTO To., early Wednesday morning...getting BACK to Durham is the problem. The other hitch is, I will be getting into To. at around 5am...what on earth can I do to pass the time between then and say...brunch with friends at a reasonable hour? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Aug 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Too much time, too much to do.

TemporalFilterRedux: I've got about two weeks (starting today) before my graduate classes kick back up. I have a bunch of things I need to take care of between now and then, in no particular order. I've always had a problem with time management (as previous questions of mine demonstrate), so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with this two week block, and how to make sure that I get everything, and don't just sit around, watching TV. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 10, 2009 - 24 answers

What is the title of this book?

Identify a book for my girlfriend please. Read in the mid 90's maybe had 'children' in the title. Sci-fi novel about children held captive with woman in a castle after being placed with her through a government forced foster system (children are lent out to childless people for one month). They survive nuclear meltdown and years after by being put into suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Aug 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Four of the clock it was, so I as I guesse

How can I estimate the time that a photo was taken? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I use the Time Management Matrix in my software?

Can I use the "Time Management Matrix" in a commercial software product without any legal repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 2 answers

What to do in a month?

Things to accomplish in 1 month? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

When to book to get cheapest flights?

Given that the airlines are reducing the numbers of flights due to the economic downturn, what is the optimal time to book cheap flights? In the past, I've had great success booking domestic flights 2-3 days before. This time, we will be booking 2 round trip tickets. I just booked a flight from the western US to Montreal for my husband, three weeks ahead, as we found the planes were filling up rapidly. We didn't get much of a deal. Standby is not on option as I'll be flying with an autistic person. Any and all hive-mind thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
posted by ragtimepiano on Jun 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Simple, useful skills.

What are some useful skills or abilities that can be learned in a short amount of time, and are never forgotten? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Jun 26, 2009 - 43 answers

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Jun 23, 2009 - 23 answers

buying home - pay for unused existing fuel?

First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jun 22, 2009 - 39 answers

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