Is the top of the Cayan Tower in Dubai really supposed to look 6-stories unfinished? Or why else aren't there any photos of the finished version of the twisted skyscraper anywhere to be found on the Internet? [more inside]
So, I've seen some knitting techniques that turn pop tops from soda cans into a nice material type substance for wardrobe accessories. I've also seen a chair someone made out of those same pop tops but with zip ties holding them together instead of the knitting yarn used in fashion items. Can you help me combine the two to make an amazing and unique chair? Specifically I need ideas for what type of wire/material to use for the joining of the poptabs but any help is welcome. [more inside]
I'm looking to find a shirt (blouse? top? I'm not really sure of the proper terminology) that the character, Lady Mary, wore in Downton Abbey (season 4, episode 7). Screenshot links inside. [more inside]
Going back to work after maternity leave, but a size bigger so I have to get new clothes. I hate clothes shopping and I don't have time to browse the stores anyway. My work wardrobe staples are bootcut jeans and fitted jersey long-sleeve t-shirts with a nice-looking print. I got jeans but I'm missing the top part! [more inside]
I (petite, mid-20's woman) want to get rid of all my long-sleeved button-front shirts and replace them with things that are still work-appropriate but more flattering and maybe okay for non-work wear as well. What styles would work for me? Where should I shop? Special snowflake style preferences ahead. [more inside]
I'm remodeling my kitchen and have had an island built that is 2-level. The main counter is granite and the second 'bar' level for people to hang out at on bar stools is as yet undefined. I'm looking for some advice about what kind of surface I can put on the second level. I'm very interested in wood and was thinking 'live edge'. It would be about 24" x 72". Is this something best purchased from a supplier or is it a moderately DIY project from a tree cut by a tree service? Difficult to maintain? Easy enough to find? Suppliers north of Boston? Thanks!
Ladies: what are your sources for cool and/or geeky t-shirts these days? [more inside]
a few months ago someone I follow tweeted a link to a website that curates and displays only the latest news headlines and top stories. I found this thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/192456/A-better-newspaper) on MF but the site is not listed there. This is a fairly new and probably still obscure site, but I loved the look of it and would like to find it again and seemed to have lost the bookmark. I cannot find it on google because the search terms are so generic. This was an extremely CLEAN site, black on white (i believe) with attractive type, no (or very few/discreet) ads, and nothing fancy going on in terms of media or anything like that. Similar to "theweek.com" in terms of content but nowhere near as busy visually. any help would be appreciated.
I bought a pair of tiny little sequined shorts from Forever 21 that I'd like to wear on NYE. What top would work with them? [more inside]
North Americana Filter: Find the 10 best pictures taken from each decade onwards from 1910 to 2010? [more inside]
Are women's shorts that fit at the waistline illegal these days? [more inside]
Help me get rid of my man muffin. [more inside]
I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
So I have a top hat. 1) What can I pair it with for Halloween that isn't some outlandish character*, and 2) how can I wear it on days that are not Halloween and not look like I'm (trying to) dress way up? [more inside]
I'm looking for credible scientific information regarding air pollution relating to mountain top remove
How can I set up a Slingbox or Vulkano without a set top cable box? [more inside]
As seen on tv - help me find a top please! My daughter-in-law has fallen in love with a top (or very short dress?) worn by a guest on To Buy Or Not To Buy (BBC iPlayer link available until Tuesday 8 March) and I'd love to help her find it. [more inside]
What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
Is there a mod for my Samsung BluRay player that will let me steam everything, not just the Pandora/Blockbuster/Netflix/YouTube that it streams? It's connected wirelessly to the web, can it be changed to point to another URL?
How does one prop open an interior transom window, traditionally, if the hinges are on top? [more inside]
My long-term partner and I are both exclusive tops, and to make matters worse, I used to bottom but am now pretty close to stone. Help a stone top re-learn how to be ok with bottoming. (Conceivably NSFW) [more inside]
How can I insure my laptop for travel, when my circumstances are very tricky. [more inside]
Help this bottom become a top? [NSFW] [more inside]
What "top n techie" lists do you know of? I'm specifically after lists of the movers and shakers in the tech scene, rather than the cutest a la Violet Blue, but hottest geek lists are also interesting. I'm not bothered about time frame - I'd like to see lists from top geeks of 2009 to top geeks of all time.
So my friend has some sort of overdeveloped magpie region of her brain and loves sparkly shiny clothing (think sequins, covered in glitter). Where can I find something extra special for christmas for her? [more inside]
[Alt-health filter]: what are your top 10, most important, almost scientific (ie. generally accepted) foods and/or supplements that I should focus on to improve my health? Speaking from a general well-being, alternative health-type of point of view? [more inside]
What are your top 5 Android Apps? [more inside]
Loss prevention in a convertible with soft top - Lock the doors, or leave them unlocked? [more inside]
Where can I find a comprehensive list of music featured on episodes of BBC's Top Gear? [more inside]
Recently I saw an unusual bike, one with a curved top tube that extended beyond the seat tube to support a rack. It had trekking bars, too. Please help me identify it! [more inside]
Where online can I find a decent quality top hat and monocle, barring Ebay? [more inside]
Help me get rid of my love handles [more inside]
What buildings are considered "quintessential" examples of brutalist architecture?
Where can I watch the Top Chef finale in Chicago tomorrow night?
What wrap or top can I put over this dress to make it okay for a morning wedding in a chapel? [more inside]
I have a year before I am eligible to work for a big consulting company. What should I do during this year to maximise my chances of success, or bump up starting salary? [more inside]
Convertible Top Repair: Possible? [more inside]
Is there a set-top box that performs the opposite of a Slingbox? [more inside]
How much does a typical stove-top oven weigh? [more inside]
At buffet type resaurants, why does the top of soup become slightly harder and usually a darker color? Is it good for you or bad for you?
So I'm a fan of movies. A little over a year ago I watched the top 100 of IMDB's top 250. I enjoyed almost all of them. I've since looked through many other lists, but I can't decide if any of them are worth working through (although I have seriously considered the writer's guild's top 100 screenplays). Are there any other lists out there that any of you have enjoyed? Are there any I should particularly avoid?
So I've been doing a watch-a-thon of Dead Like Me (theme) and would really like to get my hands on one of those reaper costumes, but all the ones I've found all look really cheap. [more inside]
Help me make my other Mac, in the other room, beep me when an app has finished what it's doing. [more inside]
Some strange problem with my cable TV. I was connecting a new Sylvania DVR/VCR unit in my bedroom. I used to have a Sony DVD/VCR in that same place and the cable reception used to be just fine. First thing I noticed after attaching the new unit is that the signal quality is very poor. But anyway then I come down to living room which has the Comcast's digital set top box connected to the wall outlet. I noticed there was no signal on TV and box was displaying a 'this channel would be available soon' message. Usually that means some kind of bad or no connection. Before I went up to the bedroom everything was running fine. Did plugging in the DVR/VCR unit blow the cable circuit ? [more inside]
So… which weblogs are the in A-list?
A question for any male gay mefi members -- or those in the know. It's my understanding that a good percentage of gay men are either exclusively "tops" or "bottoms". My question is this: how can you tell? Are the stereotypical gay mannerisms in fact just a subtle form of communicating this preference? Do you come straight out and ask? Or do you wait until the moment is upon you and hope for the best? [more inside]