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Do not like colors.

Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale? [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Feb 12, 2012 - 7 answers

My girlfriend has been having cyber sex as part of her role playing, which she keeps secret from me. What should I do?

My girlfriend role-plays on a popular RP client. It's one of her big hobbies, but whenever I am around, she refuses to do it. I recently found out why this may be the case and need some advice dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by the milky bar kid on Feb 4, 2012 - 37 answers

Laptop whiteout

Laptop screen turns white every so often, more often than not. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Jan 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Where to get wedding ring transformed into a E?

I no longer have use for my wedding ring :( I would like to transform it's meaning into another symbol. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Dec 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Is an 8GB iPhone enough?

I am upgrading to an iPhone. Wondering if the 8gb would be sufficient, or do I need a larger capacity? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Where can I get a gorgeous white ink tattoo in Washington, D.C.?

Where is the best place to get a white ink tattoo in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Need a thick Aux-In Cable for my car.

I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life. I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
posted by dbirchum on Nov 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Strunk and White first edition

I've sniffed around on AbeBooks and a few other sites, but I can't really seem to find anything that's a Strunk and White first edition. Anyone have more ideas about how to find such an animal? [more inside]
posted by el riesgo sempre vive on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

A place to live between Queens and White Plains

Since Summer 2012 I will work in Flushing, Queens, while my children will attend a school in White Plains: Where is advisable to live in order to commute easily to both destinations? [more inside]
posted by teebay on Nov 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Craigslist Whitetext Mystery

What are the mysterious, apparently non-sensical, religious-sounding words that are appearing as small white text on white background on Craigslist car+truck ads across several cities? [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

What am I bringing to medicine – one word only, thanks.

Help me answer in one word, "what I will bring to medicine," for my white coat ceremony. [more inside]
posted by kurosawa's pal on Aug 12, 2011 - 84 answers

How to make a white dress not see-through?

I bought a white dress from a thrift store that fits me like a glove. Problem? It's see-through, and given the cut, I can't figure out how to make it not so. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Fashion Faux Pas?

Can I wear a white bra under a white shirt/tank top? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 1, 2011 - 28 answers

This Is Why We Don't Buy White Things...

White stretch denim cotton/spandex pants. Best practices to keep them clean? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Breathe New Life Into An Eee 900

Just acquired an old EeePC 900. My first thought was to play around with Meego on it, but Meego requires a 901. What would be something fun or quirky that I could do with this old hunk of white plastic?
posted by drleary on Jun 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Is there an opaque white pen?

Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jun 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Is this bush dying?

What is wrong with this bush? If it is dying, how can I save it? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Help clue me in on what to expect in spending time with a man who has had dom-fem experience but wants to leave that in the past.

A friend of mine has had Dom-Fem experience and wants to leave it in the past. He believes it ruined his marriage of many years (she wasn't into it), but also got addicted to internet sex sites and liaisons. He's asked me out....what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2011 - 21 answers

"White Person as Other"?

"White Person As Other" - looking for a book with a similar title, about how white Europeans have been seen/portrayed by other cultures. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Apr 12, 2011 - 5 answers

My Mackbook is a crackin.

How can I make the topcase (wrist area) of my 2006 white Macbook stop cracking? I have had Apple replace this part twice, and it has cracked yet again. There is a way for me to solve this problem. I know there is. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does white on TV make noise?

Why does white on a TV screen cause audible buzzing noise? It's obvious more on an all-white screen, but even small amounts like captions. It seems like it's been this way for decades, through CRT and on to plasma HDTV screens. [more inside]
posted by davebug on Feb 23, 2011 - 10 answers

How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns?

How do White Noise machines work? Are white-noise sleep machines really made up of a mosaic of tiny repeating patterns? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Feb 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Unearthed Cellar Ecosystem Documentary?

I'm looking for the title of a nature documentary about an ecosystem unearthed under a cellar, full of blind white insects and spiders. [more inside]
posted by One Second Before Awakening on Jan 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Fashion Victim white boots

White combat boots needed! [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Dec 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Gift Ideas for a white elephant office party - under $20

Longtime lurker, first post. Could you help with some ideas for a white elephant gift exchange party with my coworkers. The company is a fairly conservative large corporation. The gift needs to be secular, inoffensive, good humor and under $20. Last year some popular gifts were Snuggie, Dilbert calendar and so on.. Food/wine seems to be ok but not popular. Any trendy gifts for 2010 or techtoys will also help. Thanks much.
posted by whistle on Dec 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Hair color changing back to youthful brown

I once had brown hair. Over the past ten years, it changed to grey and then to white, with very fast change during stressful periods periods in my life. After recently using a dermatological shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis, it's changing back to brown. Is this normal, why might it be happening, and might it be a problem? [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Dec 3, 2010 - 16 answers

The whitest sketching paper

I am looking for the whitest sketching paper available. I don't know how whiteness is measured, some say bright white some pure white, and it is hard to compare online, so I am seeking your hand on experience. [more inside]
posted by convex on Nov 29, 2010 - 7 answers

What black and white film should I use.

Calling all film photographers. What 35mm black and white film should I shoot with? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Whiteboard software

I'm looking for a specific type of program. Brainstorming/note taking/tag cloud-esque Windows software, preferably allowing the user to enter short pieces of text then drag them around and link or group phrases or words together. A replacement for a physical whiteboard where short ideas would be jotted, reworked, and linked together haphazardly, where short phrases and words can be stored and inspiration gained from their juxtaposition. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Oct 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Photoshop tool for color correcting

Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Dyeing leather white

I've got some vegetable tanned leather which I want to turn into my own made to measure sports bag. I want the bag to be white. Is there such a thing as white penetrating leather dye? [more inside]
posted by Sourisnoire on Oct 6, 2010 - 2 answers

White foam on my wall. Is it mold?

A month ago or so a bit of water made it into a corner in my carpeted basement floor and subsequently dried. Now, in that same area, it looks like someone sprayed some white shaving cream on the bottom of the wall. Is this mold (I assume yes)? If so, what's the best way to treat it? If not, what the heck is it?
posted by evadery on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I get rid of brown spots/stains on white furniture?

How do you get brown spots out of white furniture? We have white dresser drawers that we just bought my daughter. They are high end wood dressers from a company called Pulaski. There is some kind of laminate on it because it is very smooth. We put a CD player on top of it and on the bottom of the CD Player there are little rubber like pads on it so that it will not scratch furniture. It is a common, regular CD player and the pads look common enough. Our own clock radio in our bedroom has the same kind of rubbery pads on the bottom. So anyway, it has been very humid, and within a week of buying this expensive set, I saw brown stains in the shape of the round rubbery pads on the dresser. How do I get them out? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Smoky mower :-(

My sit on lawn mower is billowing white smoke from the exhaust. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 17, 2010 - 7 answers

White Plains to Manhattan

I'm taking a quick trip to NYC and the cheapest flights I can find are to White Plains. How difficult will it be for me to get from the White Plains airport into the city (my hotel is on Park at 26th)? Thanks!
posted by tmharris65 on Jul 10, 2010 - 7 answers

if the flag were orange and purple song writers would be outta luck

Why do we say "red, white and blue" to describe the American flag? Who, or what, decided that order?
posted by Lucinda on Jun 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Why is my eyebrow turning white?

My left eyebrow has gone from brown to nearly half white in just under 5 months. Why? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Balding bride seeks subtle white hat.

Balding bride seeks subtle white hat. Do you know where I can find one? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Feb 26, 2010 - 18 answers

Who was the 80s? band with white pants and/or white belts?

I'm trying to remember the name of a band, among whose defining aesthetic characteristics was the prominent use of a band-wide? uniform including white pants and/or a white belt. Probably 80s? Maybe New Wave? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 19, 2010 - 29 answers

"...try as we may to make a silence, we cannot." - John Cage

What visual artists are known (or would you say should be) for use of white space / negative space? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Feb 6, 2010 - 31 answers

What is this car?!

What car is featured in the music video for The Offspring's Pretty Fly For a White Guy? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

White flatscreen TV around 42"?

Looking for a good flatscreen TV, 42" or thereabouts... and white. I haven't been able to find anything that size that isn't in industry-standard black. Any suggestions?
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

I'm right, but lack visual evidence of my rightness

Help me find images of handsome, manly men in white sweaters. I'm trying to convince my husband that a white sweater is as versatile as his dour browns, blacks and grays. If they are layered with shirts under or jackets over, all the better. Thank you!
posted by B-squared on Nov 6, 2009 - 28 answers

A Feminist's Bum

Where can I find a print of this photo (nsfw), taken by Art Shay and featuring Simone de Beauvoir?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Help normalize my spiking blood pressure!

Can you help me not freak out about my suddenly spiking blood pressure? This is related to birth control and anxiety. Also looking for methods to calm myself down in anticipation of a reading. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 answers

What do Different Colors Look Like on B&W Film?

Shooting a black and white 16mm film. It's my first (an "exercise"), and I'm not yet sure of the stock. How do different colors show up when filmed w/ BW film? My specific concerns: how best should I costume my actors so they remain dynamic when photographed (ie. nice deep blacks or pure-ish whites; avoid grey)? Esp: how can I costume them to keep them distinct from the background (grey/brown garage walls). Let me know if you need more info to be helpful; thanks meta people.
posted by barfmann on Sep 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find a dayhike for kids in the white mountains.

Looking for dayhikes in the North Conway area of NH. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Low-cost white label video solution

Do you know a low-cost white label video solution with privacy settings that hide the video from the public but allow you to embed the video where you want? [more inside]
posted by ialas on Jul 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me get our yellow pillowcase white again (without bleach).

Laundry Filter: Help me get our yellow pillowcase white again (without bleach). [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jul 5, 2009 - 20 answers

What does the blue flag with a wavy line represent?

What does the blue flag with a wavy white line (horizontal, I believe) represent? [more inside]
posted by sicem07 on Jun 25, 2009 - 4 answers

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