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Kindle/Nook and learning Spanish

Kindle (or Nook) and Spanish books+Dictionary [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

The Perfect Photo

North Americana Filter: Find the 10 best pictures taken from each decade onwards from 1910 to 2010? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Brevity is the soul of wit?

How did you learn to say more with less? [more inside]
posted by mkdirusername on May 29, 2012 - 20 answers

1 month before work starts: what to do?

I'm starting work soon, any ideas on how I could best spend my time before it starts in one month? This is my second fulltime job since I finished my degree last year, and I'd be far away from home this time. Just wondered if there are worthwhile things to do in this not so short, but not so long period of time. [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

want to be more tolerate of different opinions, want to be calmer and more realitstic

how to you embrace different or opposite opinions from yours, instead of being offended or upset or pressured by it? [more inside]
posted by akomom on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Distorted recordings of live music

How do we fix the problem of an over driven microphone recording live music in bars. [more inside]
posted by txmon on May 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Age 70 and ready for new technology, I think.

I am anticipating switching from a PC to a Mac Book Air, please help me understand any downsides and address several concerns. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on May 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Let's go do this life thing. Because I suck at titles.

Let's go do this life thing. Point the way and boot me up the nethers, mefites. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

How to get to Arlington, TX from DAL

Flying into Dallas Love Field Airport late in evening. How best to get to Arlington, TX? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

wife wants to recover hard drive

Should I agree with my wife to spend $1000 or more to recover an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Feb 26, 2012 - 34 answers

Can a chin strap reduce chin growth?

Chin strap to reduce chin growth — Is this a real thing? [more inside]
posted by Shelf on Jan 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Any engineers out there?

I want to rig up a way to cover and uncover my fire alarm with ease. I cannot cook in my apartment, at all, without it going off, and I am too short to climb up and cover it every time. Any engineers out there? I'm thinking a wall aligned contraption like what would be on a very high window...does that make sense? Parts? How-to?
posted by Hannahesque on Jan 27, 2012 - 25 answers

Hello Tokyo

How do I get the best deal on a multicity flight that goes from Whitehorse - Vancouver - Tokyo - Taipei - Hong Kong - Whitehorse? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Jan 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Pick a country, any country

For my birthday, my boyfriend arranged for me to take two weeks off work to travel to the place in the world I have most wanted to visit for as long as I can remember. Hurrah! But it turns out that right now is a terrible time to go there (political upheaval, violence, etc.). Sadness. Can you help us figure out where we should go instead? [more inside]
posted by firstbest on Jan 8, 2012 - 57 answers

Interesting events

Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

If you could live anywhere...

I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Help us figure out the title of this awkwardly named book

My wife is going nuts trying to remember the name of a book she heard reviewed a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by unintelligentlydesigned on Dec 26, 2011 - 2 answers

scraping pdf content?

I have about 4000 pdfs that i need to scrape data from and put into a database. [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Dec 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I sell my books, locally?

Where could I sell my books in Chapel Hill? [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Modified Couch to 5K?

Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Democracy is messy by design

Does the U.S., by treaty or other law follow the OSCE/ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines On Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly in regards to applying the First Amendment right within the Constitution? [more inside]
posted by rich on Nov 3, 2011 - 7 answers

The Canadian version of a FOIA request

In Canada, does the Access to Information Act apply to provincial and municipal governments?
posted by thewalrus on Oct 13, 2011 - 4 answers

latin translation

How do you translate the verb name/naming to Latin? What about namer, i.e. someone who names things?
posted by Foci for Analysis on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Need your help

My boyfriend is about to face a court date next week for a furnishing alcohol to a minor charge.... he would gladfully face punishment for this crime, however, he didn't furnish alcohol to a minor. The prosecutor wants him to accept the plea agreement and not waste anyone's time. My boyfriend just doesn't want it on his record. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 22, 2011 - 44 answers

How do I get Urban Outfitters to carry my book?

I wrote a book and would like Urban Outfitters to carry it - what specific steps would you take to ensure this eventuality? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Sep 19, 2011 - 6 answers

What would you recommend as a good HDD/DVD video recorder?

I've used the Toshiba RD-XS32SU recorder for years; it's an excellent device for recording tv programs and making dvds. It has a wide variety of extremely useful editing features. Although it's no longer being made since Toshiba decided to focus on blu-ray, it's been long regarded as the premiere video recorder. Alas, my recorder is now refusing to recognize any brand of disc when I try to load. The only way it will accept a disc is after it's been unplugged for several hours. Then it will load one disc, but after that, no more. Since college football season is here and I record many games and burn them to dvds, I'm in the market for a reliable recorder. What models do you recommend, techie members of the hive mind? Are there any reasonably priced ones that include the editing features of the Toshiba RD-XS32SU? Thanks in advance!
posted by ragtimepiano on Sep 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Things to do in Jerusalem

What's a guy to do in Jerusalem? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Sep 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there more to More to Life?

What can you tell me about More to Life courses and the More to Life Foundation? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Aug 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Moving to Colorado--any thoughts welcomed!

I have just accepted an offer to teach in a small town near Steamboat Springs, which is across the country from where I have lived/worked mostly all my life. It's a huge step for me (I'm nearly 40), and I am okay with the newness of starting over, etc. I am a bit nervous about the learning curve, but I think the people will be gracious and helpful, so that's not something that causes me to lose sleep. What I've worked on almost day and night since taking the job offer (teaching) is a budget. It's an enormous pay cut for me (approximately $15,000), and I'm concerned about being able to cover costs. I'm more of a saver than spender, and I've always probably saved more than the average person. I know that teachers live there and survive (and maybe even thrive!) on the salary. I think I'll be okay as I get my bearings, but for now I would be so grateful to anyone who can share their thoughts about budgeting in Steamboat Springs, cost of living, anything at all.
posted by lucy40 on Aug 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Free crash course in DSLR

What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

I need directions about how to navigate this online relationship

I need directions for navigating this online relationship [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jul 4, 2011 - 40 answers

Gotta Run Now!

What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Jun 15, 2011 - 104 answers

iPad / Playbook connect to Microsoft server

How can I see the files on a network server (Server 2003) on my iPad or Playbook? [more inside]
posted by bright77blue on Jun 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Cedar deck preservatiion

I have 6 year old cedar deck by the ocean that is aging quicker than expected, I have power washed and coated it twice with Benjamin Moore transparent deck stain. It's decaying, and the stain is not penetrating and peeling. Any ideas?
posted by daveo'h on May 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Ever bought a mic flag?

How to buy a mic flag: The first week of June I will be attending a meetup via my favorite tech podcaster and I want to gift him with a microphone flag for his Shure SM58 since he records his podcast LIVE every week. [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on May 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I move that is near Toronto, but cheaper and better to live?

I'm not sure I want to live in Toronto anymore, but I want to stay *near* Toronto. Where can I go? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Apr 22, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom?

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Chamorro Translation?!

Welcome to Guam! Would anyone out there know how to say "Welcome to Guam" in Chamorro? My Google-fu has failed me, yet has lead to an interesting education on the history of Guam. I basically work on a ship and compile printed information on each port we visit. In a "good idea at the time" moment, I started using the local phrase for "welcome to..." as the header. It's been interesting as we travel around the world, but Guam has stumped me! Any ideas?
posted by caffeinebomb on Mar 3, 2011 - 5 answers

We want to buy something new and shiny, but a direct to dvd camcorder from 2005 seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas?

We want to buy something new and shiny, but an ancient direct to dvd camcorder seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Feb 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Help help guide this damsel to her peeps, Mefites.

Mefites, I need some social (possibly geographic) guidance on this one. Can you help me find "my people"? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Jan 21, 2011 - 26 answers

How do I start the mtf transgender care process?

For my entire life I have known I was transgender (mtf). I am only now finally ready to do something about it. How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 15 answers

MW2 XBox live and local Multi???

How do I play Modern Warfare 2 online with two local players? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

What a sell out.

Best tie ever...hopefully [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Newbie needs tips for training beyond a 10K to a half-marathon

My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Dec 27, 2010 - 15 answers

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)?

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)? I've been working in London for the past year, trying to save up money for grad school when I return to the states. I was told that December was the best month of the year to do a GBP to USD conversion (not too sure how accurate that is). I bank with Barclays (England) and Chase (US) and am in the states at the moment. I've brought the money (in GBP) over because I thought it would give me more conversion options. I know that it can get complicated with conversion rates changing, various banks with their own exchange rates, etc. I'm willing to open an online bank account if that's the best option to transfer pounds to dollars. Are there any conversion geniuses out there who can help give me any tips? Many thanks! D
posted by Danah_78 on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking for Fertile Minds to Discuss Fertility!

Trying to Conceive communities: alternatives to babycenter.com? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 - 11 answers

i'm my own jewish mother

Looking for a special snowflake to-do/calendar type thing. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

SQL learning exercises

Suggestions for real-life(ish) SQL exercises? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 9, 2010 - 11 answers

I'm too old to be scared of intimacy!

How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
posted by jamaisvu on Nov 6, 2010 - 15 answers

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