I've recently noticed a particular, highly pitchy snare sound in lots of trap songs (see eg the snare in this Clams Casino track). I'm curious as to (a) where it originated and (b) how it was produced (to my ears it sounds like a heavily band-filtered snare sample, perhaps layered with pitched noise). Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
While I was writing this question, the mouse went away, but I'm leaving my question like this because I want to know what to do if/when this happens again (I've put the old part in italics): [more inside]
It seems like lately every single hip-hop song has a particular style of rapping, but I've never seen it acknowledged anywhere, and I don't know if it has a name. I'm no good at music theory, but from my understanding: It's characterized by the rapper constantly doing triplets over a 4/4 bar, and very rarely changing it up. Or another way of looking at it might be a 3/4 verse over a 4/4 beat. Examples inside. [more inside]
How would you have handled this from a co-worker? [more inside]
One of my cat's brought home a chipmunk yesterday afternoon. It is now hidden under some furniture that is too heavy to move. How do I get it out of the house without killing it? [more inside]
It's super hot and my dog is getting old. Today I soaked her gently with cool hose water. (She doesn't love it but tolerates it well if I am gentle.) I figure it will help her cool off both as the water is running over her and later as the water evaporates. I am reading online that wet dog fur traps heat. What's the real story?
I am at the end of my rope with the mouse population in my apartment. Help me catch or repel them, humanely if possible. [more inside]
What effect would a human peeing on a bobcat trap have on the efficacy of the trap. Would it tend to repel the bobcat, attract it, or neither?
60-year-old house, trap arm and drain/vent are galvanized, trap arm is rusty and I want to remove it. Or should I cut it, or hire someone to do it for me? [more inside]
For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars? [more inside]
Some online mapping services (Apple, Bing, etc.) refer to an area of Northwest Portland as "The Bucket", but as far as I know, The Bucket doesn't exist. Is this an example of a copyright trap? [more inside]
What's the bets method for getting rid of rats in a house that has a cat and small kids? Obviously snap traps are out of the question, as ius posion and probably glue, but are tunnel like electrical traps safe? How effective are the humane traps? (I do not, TBH, care that much about about being humane to rodents, but safety is a concern)
Advice needed on trapping a rat. [more inside]
North American edible bugs? [more inside]
There is a mouse running around my house right now, and all the stores are closed. How can I trap it? [more inside]
How do I catch a rabbit? [more inside]
I'm about to leave my apartment empty for nearly a month. How do I keep mice from squatting there? [more inside]
Adjacent to my kitchen, I have a huge closet packed full of boxes, spare appliances, old dishes and other junk. A mouse (hopefully just one) has found his way inside. What is the most efficient and effective way to get him out, dead or alive? [more inside]
Where can I procure dried venus fly trap? Not extract, not the live plant - just the dried organic herb.
How do I kill/get rid of the mice without hurting the dog? [more inside]
I've got a mouse that is far too clever to fall for the usual traps. I need some tricks! [more inside]
Help me catch a thief in the act. [more inside]
For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person?
For a screenplay: what are some wilderness traps one could improvise to incapacitate another person? [more inside]
how do I utilize my have-a-heart trap to get the bunnies out of my garden? [more inside]
How long does it take ant traps to work? I used Combat Traps that have the Combat Ant killing Gel inside them. [more inside]
Recommendations for "nokill" mousetraps please. [more inside]
How can I trap my lost cat? We know she's hanging out in a 2-3 house zone about a mile from us, but she isn't taking the bait in the Humane Society trap we set. What gives? [more inside]
Is there a freeware or light weight tool (e.g. perl script) we can use to show us that the SNMP traps are received successfully? [more inside]
A neighbourhood vandal has stuck a "glue trap" to the middle of my windshield. How do I get it off? (more inside) [more inside]
I was attacked by a house mouse. [more inside]
Does there exist a CD Launcher? [more inside]
How do I kill a rat? [more inside]
Every Thursday morning without fail, I get my newspaper only to find that someone has stolen the Food and Drink section. This is my favorite section of an otherwise worthless paper (the AJC) and I want to catch the thief in the act so I can dole out the appropriate punishment and prevent this from happening again. I live in an apartment along a long corridor and the paper is delivered directly to my door. How do I catch the thieving punk who ruins my Thursday mornings?