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Drunken reaction time?

When I'm sober and attempting to kill a fly, I can't hit it in time. When I'm tipsy, I swat it easily. In reading and conversation, I make connections sooner when drunk than when sober. I've always heard that alcoholism slows reaction time ... so what gives? NOTE: My drunken spelling and grammar errors definitely increase when drunk. Are various functions affected differently by alcohol?
posted by coizero on Sep 1, 2008 - 21 answers

How can I convert 80 hours of free time into $500 per month?

I'm looking for the most creative use of my time from 9 AM to 1 PM, Monday through Friday, that will result in me making an extra $500 per month. [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Sep 1, 2008 - 37 answers

Rapidly-moving short stories?

What are some good short stories in which time passes extremely quickly? [more inside]
posted by whir on Sep 1, 2008 - 12 answers

help me avoid burnout!

How to I keep my sanity while balancing school and a full-time job? [more inside]
posted by chicainthecity on Aug 20, 2008 - 19 answers

What to do with 25 mins of extra free time every day?

I moved closer to work. What can I do with the 25 minutes of extra free time that I will have due to the shorter commute? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Aug 20, 2008 - 28 answers

Wall clocks vs PC clocks

My phones, watch, mp3 player, wall clocks and bedside alarm clock all keep near perfect time (+-1 minute a month) with little or no brain. Computers, with their comparatively limitless power seem unable to maintain anything even vaguely resembling accurate time without connecting to an atomic clock on a daily basis (It's not uncommon for my desktop PC to lose 10 minutes when left switched on overnight). Why are computers so bad at keeping time, and why does no-one improve them?
posted by twine42 on Aug 6, 2008 - 17 answers

OS X Time Machine backup with USB disc as one source

OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Aug 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Displaying system time on Blackberry

How can I display the exact system time on my Blackberry? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Aug 4, 2008 - 3 answers

The business of blogging

Help me find a way to earn some money through blogging. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Jul 21, 2008 - 13 answers

How to spend a minute of free time?

I work at a call center, and have very short breaks in between calls, but it's frequent enough to get a little boring. What kind of productive ideas do you all have for something I could do? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Jul 17, 2008 - 31 answers

Great, absorbing books and films showing life in different times and places

I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

People management

People Management: How to make time for people? Family-members, friends and others. [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Jul 2, 2008 - 22 answers

Crafty crafts?

I need a craft that has tangible results! [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Jun 30, 2008 - 44 answers

Money is tight but I'll do the $16 if I have to

Priority Mail or Express Mail? This Saturday I'll mail a flat envelope from NYC to a P.O. box in Bethesda, MD (20824); I want it to arrive by this Tuesday. Do I need to spring for Express Mail? Anecdotes welcome.
posted by lorimer on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Where does the day go?

Does anyone have helpful software suggestions to help me track my time and notes during the course of a work day? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Jun 9, 2008 - 7 answers

MetaHelp: I need your google-fu!

Does Ricky Gervais have an opening act when he does his stand-up sets? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Jun 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Wordpress post time minus 13 hours?

I need Wordpress to display the_time as well as the_time - X. [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on May 24, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I prove I'm on time?

How can I prove to my supervisor that I'm arriving and leaving to and from work at my scheduled times? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on May 14, 2008 - 39 answers

No short term disability? Are you kidding me?

Asking for future-MIL: She works a part-time (25-30hrs/wk) job in Florida, diagnosed with breast cancer, had to undergo surgery and needed time off work, but she was under the impression that she had short term disability, had mastectomy and must be off work for six weeks, tries to file for short term disability and come to find out, no short term disability. What can she do? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on May 13, 2008 - 8 answers

The 120 Day Project

What Would You Do With 120 Days? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on May 12, 2008 - 20 answers

At what age do kids usually learn about time?

At what age do kids usually learn about time? [more inside]
posted by minkll on May 7, 2008 - 20 answers

Invoice? Receipt? Help me bill my client properly.

I offered a client a preferred rate for a block of hours and they agreed, so I sent an invoice. Things went great and now they want more, how do I arrange this on paper? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on May 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Bar exam study schedule for a working, neurotic undisciplined student

Please help me design a bar exam study schedule for a working person. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Apr 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Adjusting to a New Move

How long does it usually take to adjust to a new place? I moved away from my girlfriend and friends by 3 hours. I know few people (those I met at a church and in workplace)...I am having a rough time of it as i am new in town, new and stressed at job, and just new at about everything it seems. The good news is that my girlfriend and I are getting married but it will be 8 months. SO, how long on average does it take a person to adjust to new changes such as job and city? I appreciate your feedback. My anxiety is much higher than it needs to be.
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Which news magazine should I subscribe to?

Let's say that I'm a college student that would like to expand my general knowledge about what's going on in the world, and let's say that I'd like to start subscribing to a weekly news magazine, and let's say that I generally have no knowledge of the differences between news magazines. Which one should I subscribe to, and why? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Mar 31, 2008 - 69 answers

Why am I waking up at the same time without an alarm?

sleepfilter: How do I 'reset' my body clock? I'm generally a good sleeper, but I find periodically (and lately), I wake up at the exact same (and weird) time every day. [more inside]
posted by 3rdparty on Mar 26, 2008 - 13 answers

My time is precious?

What techniques can I use to make myself less available to others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2008 - 13 answers

What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time?

What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time? So far I could come up with: lifeguard, parking lot attendant, pet/house sitter, night-time babysitter, and security guard. What are some others? Pay is not important. I will be working another job for the $ and get my study/ready done during this one.
posted by LC on Mar 15, 2008 - 41 answers

Windows doesn't adjust for dst

Neither of my Windows machines have adjusted for daily light savings time. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Mar 13, 2008 - 8 answers

It's not that I'm lazy... I just want to sleep later

My wife and I want to work from home. Know any good companies? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Mar 7, 2008 - 28 answers

No time like the present

I'm interested in aspects of benchmarking with the help of UNIX's time, specifically, what user, system and elapsed times correspond to, within the functional context of the system and the tested application. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 4, 2008 - 4 answers

What are some good books on calendars, chronology and the division and measurement of time?

What are some good books on calendars, chronology and the division and measurement of time? I'm interested in the history, physics and especially mathematics of it all. A giant encyclopedic reference tome would be excellent. Thanks!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Mar 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Time optimization?

In the space of a busy life, full-time work, girlfriend, and misc other interests, how does one pave the way for larger projects? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Feb 26, 2008 - 31 answers

plastic bottles. with caps. always.

What stuff should I bring with me on tour? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Feb 24, 2008 - 30 answers

Getting many projects done

How do you keep track of multiple projects at the same time, and get good work done on all of them? [more inside]
posted by markovich on Feb 21, 2008 - 10 answers

How should I spend my final two months of freedom?

How should I spend my final two months of freedom? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Feb 19, 2008 - 9 answers

How much time do grad students really have??

How much time do you actually have as a graduate student, PT grad student? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Feb 8, 2008 - 17 answers

Art and artifacts experienced through technology

How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Copy/Paste with File Time Intact

How do I copy a large number of files in Windows XP without changing the date created/modified? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Feb 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Now for a FarAway() function, and we can code up a fairytale!

How do I convert RSS feed timestamps to relative timestamps or "time ago", for example: "12 minutes ago?" [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 1, 2008 - 8 answers

how to get newbies healthy?

My wife and I are trying to get back into shape, and maybe loose some weight. I've tried out my google-foo, and can find some places here in RI, but I don't think my wife would feel comfortable walking into Golds gym. Help! [more inside]
posted by edmcbride on Jan 29, 2008 - 12 answers

What does it mean to lack a past and future?

What is it called when you can't imagine the past or the future? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jan 27, 2008 - 9 answers

The mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts

I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

What are your best timesavers?

Recent college grad now living in the real world: what are your favorite techniques, tricks, or products to get the everyday things done?` [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jan 26, 2008 - 27 answers

Welcome to our website. Our hours of operation are 2:00pm to 2:05pm.

In the movie Paprika by Satoshi Kon one of the tropes was a website that would show specific content at a specific time. While I'm sure this is possible, is it easily implementable? Better yet, is there an downloadable script or somesuch that I can use on my website? Can a page be time-locked?
posted by lekvar on Jan 23, 2008 - 15 answers

I have too much time

I have an abundance of time this holiday week, and I finally got around to watching that Japanese t-shirt folding tutorial video and learning how to do it. I wonder, what other quick, easy, and cool time-saving tricks can I learn this week?
posted by nitsuj on Dec 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Is this photo doctored?

Is this picture from Time magazine photoshopped? To my eyes, that laser beam is just wrong. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 11, 2007 - 26 answers

StatisticsFilter: Correlation over time?

If I'm looking at existing statistical data, how do I try to find a correlation between two variables over time? Scatterplots have confused me, because they don't seem to reflect the passage of time, but just where x and y meet. Pearson's r doesn't seem to do it either w/r/t time. [more inside]
posted by trondant on Dec 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Starland Vocal Band vs. Billy Squier

Lost Song Filter: I swear I remember hearing a song called Time Bomb in late 70s early 80s. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Dec 10, 2007 - 5 answers

MiniDV camcorder advice please!

I'm in the (UK) market for a MiniDV camcorder. Ideally I want one with an interval rec feature so I can use it for making time lapse films. Does anyone know of a low-ish budget model that has this please?
posted by kenchie on Dec 6, 2007 - 2 answers

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