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Tablet for Comics

I want to get a 10" tablet just for reading comics. There are a LOT of cheap options out there. I don't want it for gaming or drum machines or word processing or really wifi connectivity. Just reading comics in HD with smooth touch controls. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jul 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Website for Population by Zip Code, But Specifically...

Hello Mefites! I'm looking for a reliable online service to pull population numbers by zip code, and while I know there are tons out there, I need one that isn't just plugging in one zip code at a time. Ideally, I'd like to be able to just download a database list of zip codes and their corresponding populations for the country, or state by state, to a CSV or XML file. Does this exist? The "reliable, up to date (as much as possible) source" part is important, as this data will be used as part of a franchise sale package. Thank you in advance!
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Feb 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Tech Filter: Who manufactures a fiber optic zip cord w/ these qualities:

I am looking for a fiberoptic zip cord, 2 Strand, armored, with the armor inside the actual jacket. I've never seen anything like this... Hoping somebody can point me in the right direction... [more inside]
posted by cheechman85 on Oct 17, 2013 - 4 answers

zipper stuck with plastic bag fragment - can it be freed?

My partner accidentally jammed a plastic carrier bag in one of the zippers of my travel bag and then yanked it - with the result that a fragment of carrier bag has been pulled inside the zip, jamming it completely. All the tips I see are for fabric becoming stuck, but in this case there is a fragment of plastic inside jamming everything, which can't be pulled out. Attempts to pull it out just pulled off the protruding ends, making things worse. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!
posted by Flitcraft on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

How to break into my own password-protected ZIP file?

A while ago, I backed up a bunch of old cell-phone photos in a big (~800MB) ZIP file. Much later, I find that I inadvertently or forgetfully password-protected it, and now I can't get to all my old photos. I've tried the brute-force, dictionary, and other approaches through applications like this. Am I out of luck? [more inside]
posted by jeffjon on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Zip line sag. Keep tightening or no?

Zip line filter: I'm building a zip line on our property. The issue I'm having is cable sag. Help? [more inside]
posted by charris5005 on Jun 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Return address, nah, that's just for show.

What's the best recourse when USPS loses a package (espicially when things may not actually be their fault)? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Mar 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Zip Causing Crashes

[MacFilter] My MacBook Pro won't open large zip files. Details and other oddities below. [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

headline: Moron Makes Mail Mishap

I sent a small package via priority mail and it never arrived. Probably due to me writing the wrong zip code. Is it lost forever? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Feb 15, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I match a Canadian zip code to a census/subcensus name?

Is there any way to match a Canadian Zip code to the census/sub-census that it belongs ? [more inside]
posted by djfreex on Jan 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Old technology filter: Zip disk stuck in drive

I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

How to send multiple HTML files as one?

A way to send multiple HTML files without having to use something as complicated as ZIP. [more inside]
posted by mahershalal on Feb 14, 2011 - 9 answers

What could be taking my parcels from the USA such a long time to arrive here in Canada?

What could be taking my parcels from the USA such a long time to arrive here in Canada? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Dec 16, 2010 - 21 answers

How can I run semi-complex automated processes (FTP, ZIP etc) on Windows PCs?

How can I run semi-complex automated processes (FTP, ZIP etc) on Windows PCs? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 2, 2010 - 12 answers

images.zip

Help me find a collection of Something Awful images in a zip file. [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Oct 28, 2010 - 0 answers

Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.

We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Aug 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Mac unzip/unrar software with preview?

Is there unZIPping/unRARing software for the Mac that allows you to see what's inside of an archive file without extraction? Seems like double-clicking on archives with any software I've used immediately extracts the files within. I'd like to be able to preview those files first, and perhaps selectively extract, or not extract at all.
posted by shivohum on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Mac OS X: Recovering a corrupted zip file

I've got a ~350mb zip archive that I created a couple of years ago. It contains files that are now fairly important to my portfolio. And I can't get them out. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by pts on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Unzipping multiple zips from multiple folders?

I have a large folder on my iMac which contains several subfolders, and every subfolder contains one or more .zip files. How can I unzip all of those files at once and output everything (from every single zip file) to yet another, separate location? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Please to make smaller file!

Why doesn't the compress feature on my Mac actually compress the files? It creates a .zip file but it's usually only a couple hundred k smaller than the original. [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Zip it. Zip it good.

How can I automatically and simultaneously create multiple .ZIP files out of an equal number of uniquely named folders in a common directory? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Mar 27, 2010 - 9 answers

OMG. ZIP? WTF!

I need to find a tutorial that will easily - stress EASILY - explain to the viewer or reader how to get all the wonderful goodness out of a .ZIP file, but without instructing them to download third party software (winzip, winrar...) [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Feb 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Free Zip Code and Geo-Coded Data Sets

What are interesting, free zip code (or geo coded) data sets that you've been able to play with? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Windows utility to extract a specified list of files from .zip and .rar archives?

Windows utility to extract a specified list of files from .zip and .rar archives? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Oct 8, 2009 - 2 answers

tar -pz in Windows?

I'm trying to find a procedure to create a zip file in Windows and preserve Unix file permissions from the original files... [more inside]
posted by oblio_one on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Zip Codes and FIPS

Where can I get a free dataset of ZIP codes and their corresponding county FIPS codes?
posted by chrisalbon on Apr 29, 2009 - 6 answers

piz or how do we flip it and keep the zip?

What can I do with a plastic boot zipper that wont stay zipped? [more inside]
posted by @homer on Dec 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How to unzip my iTunes Library backup?

OS X filter: How can I recursively unzip files (in directories that are not zipped)? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Aug 17, 2008 - 6 answers

How to compress a bunch of folders to their own zip file?

Is there an automated script or program to create a separate zip file for each directory? [more inside]
posted by niwnfyc on Jul 7, 2008 - 4 answers

How common is familiartity with .ZIP archives?

Is it safe to assume that anyone professionally employed in a computer-using job (secretary, assistant, ect.) is familiar with ZIP archives? What about the public at large? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Jun 18, 2008 - 29 answers

Unzipping Shell Extension and Vista

Where can I find an unzipping program for Vista that has a shell extension for Explorer? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Jun 3, 2008 - 11 answers

uncompress my love, cause maybe i dont love you all that much

compressed files inside of compressed files inside of compressed files. arg. please help me automate this process. [more inside]
posted by yonation on Feb 9, 2008 - 7 answers

I've got the compression blues

What kind of archive program should I be using to ZIP... well, not necessarily ZIP but compress a backup of a hard drive? InfoZIP and WinRAR are failing me. [more inside]
posted by chips ahoy on Jan 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Why would Office 2007 documents only open as a ZIP file?

Why would an Office 2007 document ONLY open with a .zip extractor? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Sep 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Find post code with latitude & longitude.

Find post code with latitude & longitude. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me find Zip and Ted

I learned to read with children's books featuring Zip and Ted (tad?). Help me find them again, please! [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Jul 12, 2007 - 11 answers

6GB...100mb at a time.

What can I do with all these old ZIP disks? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jul 5, 2007 - 18 answers

zip+4 to lat/lon? Where? & precision necessary?

I want a free-as-in-beer way to put in a ZIP+4 postal code and get back a latitude and longitude. Unless that's more precision than I need for terrestrial astronomy. [more inside]
posted by pax digita on Dec 12, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I responsibly dispose of old zip disks?

My company has a cartload of old zip disks with non-confidential info on them (and a zip drive). Is there any good way to dispose of these...? Someplace that could erase and reuse or resell them would be ideal, since we don't have the staff to go through and erase them ourselves. (We're in N. TX but could possibly ship them off). I just hate to put them in the landfill.
posted by emjaybee on Oct 19, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I get the files off an old 40 Meg Syquest disc?

Are there any companies out there that will transfer files from obsolete removable media? [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Jul 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Automatically decompress all files on a Mac disk?

Is there a way to have ZIP files automatically decompress when they are copied to a remote Mac server via FTP? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Jun 30, 2006 - 9 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

Browse html files inside a rar archive

I'm looking for a method to automatically open the index.html file within an archive and then allow browsing from there, without decompressing. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Mar 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Scheduled .zip in Win2k?

I want to start doing nightly offsite copies of a MSSQL database at work. The .bak and .trn files made by the SQL Server Maintenance Plan add up to about 1 gig, but they compress to just over 100 megs, so I 'd much rather export a compressed version. What's the best Windows 2000 app where I can schedule the idea "zip the 2 newest files in this source directory into another directory, into a .zip with the filename based on the date"? If it can keep the 5 most recent .zip files only, all the better.....
posted by Steve3 on Jan 9, 2006 - 11 answers

ZIP file extractor that automatically deletes original?

I'm looking for a Zip file extractor for Windows with some specific requirements that I haven't been able to meet... [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Oct 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Does this extensionless naming convention look familiar? What program is it for?

Wacky Windows question. I recently did some work on my chiefs computer and in the process upgraded his OS from 98 to 2000Pro. The problem is his backups (that he never mentioned existed) are saved without an extension on a Zip disk. Does this naming convention look familiar to anyone: "Backup Job 4, Disk 1, 04-12-14 22.20.05.1-Step" ?
posted by cedar on Feb 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Program that will batch adjust light levels on (ZIP and RAR) compressed CBZ and CBR files of scanned JPEGs?

I have a large amount of CBZ and CBR files that are ZIP and RAR files respectively with scanned JPEGs of comic books inside them. Thing is, the levels on the scans are sometimes too dark or too bright. Is there a windows program that would batch fix the levels (like photoshop's Automatic Levels command) on the compressed archives without having to unzip pr unrar them first?
posted by signal on Jul 2, 2004 - 4 answers

What's the best way to split a 1.5 GB file onto 3 or 4 CDs using OS X?

Let's say I have an Apple OS X computer with a gigantic, 1.5 GB file that I'd like to put onto 3 or 4 CDs, to give someone. What's the best way to spread a file across several discs? Multiple zip files? The UNIX zip command? Some backup program?
posted by inksyndicate on Mar 23, 2004 - 9 answers

Easy way to uncompress 400 zip archives in a Win XP directory?

Any easy way to uncompress about 400 zip archives in a Windows XP directory? I thought I was smart but this problem has made me feel dumb.
posted by johnnydark on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 answers

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