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Parents: what alternatives do you have to time outs?

Parents of children in elementary school: what do you do when time outs don't work any more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 31 answers

No, they toilets don't spin opposite of the northern hemisphere.

I was just recently in Buenos Aires. The Time Out Guide had the maps in the back oriented with north facing down. Why? I would think southern hemisphere maps would still face north up due to magnetic north and wayfinding with a compass. Was this just a case of Time Out being wrong/different/thinking logically that the south pole would be the desired direction of orientation in the southern hemisphere? And yes, we were perpetually lost until we flipped the guide upside down and west/east left/right were as they should be.
posted by Keith Talent on Oct 20, 2009 - 20 answers

My brower keeps timing out when submitting forms!

My laptop browser(s) won't allow me to submit forms any more. [more inside]
posted by ask me please on Oct 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Connection timing out after startup

After starting up, my laptop can connect to my wifi network, but I have to wait several minutes before I can actually connect to any websites without timing out. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Oct 2, 2009 - 9 answers

"Time Out London". . . in Chicago?

Can I buy a current copies of Time Out London magazine in the western suburbs of Chicago? (Borders Books, Barnes & Noble, etc.?) I know about the web site.
posted by Joleta on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Fun and money required

Eight months out - how to have fun and earn money - preferably abroad? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Unable to reach site from home, but fine elsewhere!

Since around new years eve I have been unable to reach my website from home. Email has also stopped working. BUT, if I can reach it from work and other places, just not at home. What's going on and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jan 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Who's like Brubeck who isn't Brubeck?

As happens about once a year, my dear boy has lately been stuck hard on Dave Brubeck. I love Time Out as much as he does, but I’m getting a little burned out. What other artists of albums might he enjoy? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 10, 2007 - 42 answers

Bash, I command thee to always...

How do I get bash to automagically execute a line or two of code at login? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2007 - 25 answers

Learning to live with craptacular.

Will my data transfers stop timing out if I upgrade my laptop's DVD-RW drive? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Why won't this site load for only one computer on the network?

One certain site always times out for me. It does not for other computers on the same network. What (if anything) can I do to get it to work? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Jul 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Breaking PHP scripts into manageable chunks

Strategies to keep PHP timeouts at bay in a shared hosting environment. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Jun 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Website cannot be reached - Why?

TechFilter: Why can't I browse/ping/tracert to tikiwiki.org? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Aug 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Need help with PCI to IDE controller card

Having problem with S.M.A.R.T data collection apps with IDE drives on a PCI to IDE card. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Jun 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Taking a Career Break.

What options do me and my wife have in terms of taking a career break/going travelling/working abroad? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jun 19, 2006 - 5 answers

my pings dont come back

I only ping intermittently if at all, to a wireless router whenever bittorrent is started. Its not upload/download limits/bandwidth or the usual, as there does not need be any data tranfer to time out, just having the BT program running. Bittorrent itself is fast as a button throughout. [more inside]
posted by ugrndhg on Jan 15, 2006 - 10 answers

hotmail is leaving me out in the cold

When I try to log into hotmail, I get this error: "The operation timed out when attempting to contact..." This has been going on for a week. Yet my husband can get into his hotmail account just fine. I've tried logging in using Firefox and IE, but I get the error in both browsers. I've tried on my desktop and my laptop. Neither works. My husband can get into his hotmail using any browser and any PC. What gives? Does hotmail have a vendetta against me?
posted by Evangeline on Jul 25, 2005 - 11 answers

p2p web access dominance

p2p kills my browser [more inside]
posted by hayeled on Jun 30, 2005 - 10 answers

Firefox at Work

I really love using Firefox instead of IE as my browser, but I'm having problems with Firefox at work. About half the time I try to use it at work, it won't load anything. It tells me that the page timed out. Whenever this happens, I have to browse with IE instead until Firefox starts working again, several minutes later. I have no problems with Firefox at home. I've heard this is a firewall-related issue, but I don't really understand. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by Tin Man on Aug 13, 2004 - 11 answers

How do you ping weblogs now that weblogs.com has switched to buzzword.com?

Ok, since weblogs.com has sort of switched over to buzzword.com all my rpc pings to weblogs.com time out like no other. Did the way to ping weblogs change? I tried looking on the site, but then weblogs times out. Anyone know?
posted by thebwit on Jun 24, 2004 - 4 answers

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