How do places where precise timekeeping is essential handle the repeat of an hour when we go off Daylight Savings Time? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 6, 2007 -
I'd appreciate some recommendations for PC based strategy games. I've really enjoyed playing Age of Empires and Caesar 3 in the past and was wondering what other newer games I could try, that are along the same lines. I tried the newer releases of the AOE franchise but find that I enjoy games that are set in ancient civilizations more .
As far as playing hardware goes, my laptop has 2 GB of RAM and a pretty decent (I think!) video card (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 with 256 MB of video RAM). Thanks!
posted by sk381
on Nov 3, 2007 -
Can someone who knows about Ontario real estate listing agreements help a homebuying n00b? [more inside]
posted by liquado
on Oct 28, 2007 -
Help me build a device to last the ages - and still function! For a hobby/art project, I'm building a pocket-sized gadget comprised of electronics, gears, metal, glass, wood, plastic, etc. Is there any particular book or other source that stands out as the bible on issues of long-lasting methods and materials? Ie covers questions like how transparent and strong various plastics remain after X years/decades of sun and UV? Which material/method of lubrication for gears will best last decades under X conditions? Which soldier alloy? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Oct 17, 2007 -
What kind of one-day or multi-day session training can I attend to help me improve my time management and organization skills? I need to take this course in the greater Portland, Ore., area. Googling yields a LOT of results, and no easy way to evaluate how good they are. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I'm presently completing a B.A. on Psychology (via distance learning) with the intentions of continuing towards a Masters in Clinical Social Work. I have a couple of questions:
1) I'm 42 years old and have done back to school as a career changer. I have a wife and daughter and need to work part time while I'm a full time student. Does anyone have any suggestions for work which might help with graduate schools looking at both my academic and work background? All of my previous work experience involves working with people, but not much similar to work a therapist would be engaged in (worked for last 8 years as a talent agent)
2) Does anyone know which cities offer the greatest potential for work as a clinical social worker as I hope to eventually open a private practice, but will work in hospital or mental health facility while gaining experience?
posted by bydar
on Sep 30, 2007 -
I'm looking for a (preferably web-based) method of planning/calculating my work schedule. [more inside]
posted by Becko
on Sep 30, 2007 -
Estimating how long I can wait to book a specific airfare I found, before that fare increases... [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Technical/pedantic football (soccer) question: In tonight's Albania v Holland Euro 2008 qualifier, six minutes of stoppage time was indicated, if I am not mistaken. However, the referee blew the final whistle after what I believe was less than 94 minutes, after a spectator threw fireworks at or near a player. This incident seemed to be the direct reason for the ref to call it a game. Given that according the Laws, the indicated stoppage time is a minimum
, shouldn't this game technically be considered terminated or abandoned?
Bonus question: what exactly is the difference between a "terminated" and an "abandoned" game?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Sep 12, 2007 -
I'd like to build a clock that makes shifting to daylight savings time unnecessary by instead gaining or losing a bit of time each day as appropriate for the season so that when the second Sunday in March and first Sunday in November roll around it's already in sync. Setting aside the logistics of making this work from a societial point of view, how would you do it technically? Something like leap seconds or leap minutes? Or smaller changes on a more constant interval? [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard
on Aug 31, 2007 -
My mum had a bad car accident with head injuries in 1984. She has been taking 100mg trimipramine daily since then. I only found out about the medication today after insisting she attend a doctor, and visiting with her. Ever since the accident, she exhibited a small amount of mental confusion, but not enough to interfere with her leading an independent life. Until now.
posted by blue_wardrobe
on Aug 22, 2007 -
DATETIME, TIMESTAMP, TIME, DATE. Which should I use for general-purpose date storage in a recent MySQL version? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Aug 20, 2007 -
I’ve heard that people with allergies become acclimated to their own cats, but I’ve also heard that cats produce more allergens than kittens, and that allergens build up in the home over time. On balance, will allergic skin reactions to our kitten get better, worse, or stay the same? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Find me the Fantastic Plastic Machine arrangement of "Get me to the church on time" (or whatever it's called) from My Fair Lady, featured in the Uniqlock
). The Googles, they do nothing! [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Jul 27, 2007 -
I'm looking for a simple Windows system tray timer that nags every hour and asks me what I'm doing which is then recorded and viewed at end of week to assist in time tracking [more inside]
posted by dasfreak
on Jul 23, 2007 -
looking for Online real time webbased share monitoring services specifically for the footise [more inside]
posted by complience
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Help with Final Cut Pro: How come I sometimes lose the ability to alter the "speed" or "duration" of a .DV or Quicktime clip? It says "a conflict occured during a trim operation." [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Jun 8, 2007 -
posted by jasondigitized
on Jun 4, 2007 -
SaladFilter: Help me find stuff I can prepare ahead of time, preferably won't spoil (/will survive freezing), and I can simply dump on top of mixed greens and create a delicious salad! [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on May 17, 2007 -
DesignFilter. Help me poke and prod my nondesigner's mind to consider new ways to present that hackneyed standby of the elementary school social studies textbook, the timeline. Too much information inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on May 2, 2007 -
What's a reasonable amount of time for me to schedule for a written university assignment, including library research, online journal search, draft and actual writing, to get a better than pass mark? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Apr 19, 2007 -
My Timex T311T Auto-set clock
did not update this past Sunday morning with the time change. I've tried unplugging it, and removing the two AAA backup batteries, and when I give it juice again, it refuses to auto set. I've had this clock for a few years and it has never misbehaved. Any one else experience this with a similar model this weekend? Or am I missing something?
posted by tdischino
on Mar 13, 2007 -
Uh-oh. My computer (MS XP) didn't make the leap and change itself for daylight savings time. I thought I was ready - I installed all the recommended updates. (Someone left the computer on overnight - that couldn't have caused our trouble, could it?) Is there any I should do other than manually change the clock in the systems tray?
posted by copystar
on Mar 11, 2007 -
How can I set up my Win 2000 computer to automatically set its own time clock from any external source? I tried Googling on this but just get a bunch of cryptic instructions on making the computer into a time server. I don't want to build an NTP time server, I just want to have the correct time.
posted by rolypolyman
on Mar 7, 2007 -
I need some old-time footage of San Francisco in the 40s or 50s, and of Shanghai in the 20s. Anyone have any ideas of DVDs I could rent and rip some shots off of? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I purchased a service to deliver traffic to one of my web sites. I know it reeks of scam, but I was curious. That's beside the point.
The terms of service don't state anything about the timeframe in which that traffic will be delivered. It's come in dribs and drabs (then entire purchase would take years, literally, to be delivered). And their stats do not match mine. Every single day shows them delivering more traffic than my whole site gets.
That said, I have two questions.
1) What is the legal basis for timely delivery of such a service, given that timeliness is not discussed in their terms at all. There ought to be a reasonable assumption of how long they have to perform their service, right?
2) Since legal action is not a reasonable option (it would cost more to get a refund than the refund is worth), what are some ideas for completely legal ways I could put a spotlight on this company's potentially fraudulent but certainly terrible service?
posted by JWright
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Nike Watches -- is the Nike Triax Speed 300 worth it? I've had problems with the resin bands on older models. [more inside]
posted by frogan
on Jan 23, 2007 -
Is there a way to analyse calendar (iCal) data that I've accumulated over the past year? For Example, Total hours spent doing X, or Total hours spent in Category A. [more inside]
posted by psyward
on Jan 11, 2007 -
How long does saying "Bless You" or "Gesundheit" last when someone near you sneezes? [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Jan 8, 2007 -
I am annoyed with switching back between my Outlook Calendar window and Inbox window. Is there a way to view my Inbox, a message pane, (abbreviated) Calendar and Tasks all on one screen? [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf
on Jan 5, 2007 -
I have an audio cassette tape which has been waterlogged and soaked in dirt for over 10 years. What are my options for respooling/fixing the tape with its contents intact? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 26, 2006 -
How can I strip the seconds off when displaying a MYSQL datetime variable, using only PHP commands, not MYSQL commands like "DATE_FORMAT"? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread
on Nov 28, 2006 -
If I say to you, "The 5 o'clock meeting has been pushed forward 1 hour," what do you understand the new meeting time to be?
posted by war wrath of wraith
on Nov 16, 2006 -