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July 11

Canon MkII malfunction
My wife's Canon 5D MkII seems to be bricked, and I'm looking for input on what the issues might be and if it's reparable (or worth it to repair it). [more inside]
posted by hootenatty at 1:13 PM - 8 answers

July 10

More power!
The battery life on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has become bad and unpredictable, and I'm looking for either a larger battery or some kind of extended battery case. What are the best options? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet at 11:45 PM - 6 answers

iPhone game like A Dark Room, but...not A Dark Room?
I’m looking for a game, playable on my iPhone, with probably crazy specific requirements. I fell in love with and completed (twice, once with huts and once without) A Dark Room. If I could erase my memory of playing that game and do it again, that’s basically what I’m after. [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX at 5:54 AM - 11 answers

July 8

Stop the buzzing - Wii AV switcher problem
I just set up my game systems to an AV switcher to accommodate all of them, but now I think I have a ground loop that I can't solve that's making (only) the Wii buzz! [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne at 5:49 PM - 11 answers

Bluetooth Pony request...
So i have a bit of a weird one here. I'm aware that there are speakers that can pair to eachother so you can use two as a stereo sound pair, or just two at once(E.G. jambox mini, beats pill XL). What i'm looking for though, is sort of the reverse. [more inside]
posted by emptythought at 3:15 PM - 2 answers

July 5

Antenna Support Group
We've got a fancy new window antenna and so far are getting nothing but snow. I think we need to raise our game a level to finding a really good online discussion group with lots of people with lots of different televisions. [more inside]
posted by tafetta, darling! at 7:28 PM - 8 answers

Best way to share audio + text content for viewing on iPhone?
I want to create multi-page content consisting of text + spoken-word-audio, viewable on iPhone. Content consumption would work as follows: 1. Page displays text and plays audio (additional tap to launch audio would be okay) 2. User taps something to call up next page. My first thought was Powerpoint, but I haven't found an iPhone app that handles audio embedded in PPT. I'm limited to working on my Windows PC, so I think Keynote is out. Any thoughts on a format to use for the content, and app to use to consume it? [more inside]
posted by bigjoec at 3:38 PM - 9 answers

July 3

4 Solar panels and salespeople that want sales
So I find myself with 4 185 W Solar panels AND 4 enphase M190 Micro inverters (that onboard connect to each panel). The system from what I can tell is "made" for a grid connected solar system. Which is great but NOT what I want/need (Also I am too far from a station to qualify for microfit in Ontario). [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler at 8:14 AM - 5 answers

July 2

How to negotiate a good phone deal w/grandfathered unlimited data plan?
I have an Android phone on Verizon with an unlimited data plan, and I'm looking to upgrade my phone. [more inside]
posted by Make Way for Ducklings! at 12:52 PM - 11 answers

Wow & flutter: is it the tapes or the tape deck?
I am beginning to digitize some old cassette tapes but have run into a problem: many of the cassettes have significant speed/pitch variations on playback. I can't figure out if the problem is the tapes or the tape deck (or both). [more inside]
posted by googly at 11:36 AM - 11 answers

July 1

Help me GTD: Analysis Paralysis Applications & GTD
Help me implement GTD in a manageable fashion. I get lost in details, and need help keeping track of the pieces. I have access to web apps and a shiny new ipad air. Snowflakes inside. Tell me what has worked for you, and please offer practical advice. [more inside]
posted by Draccy at 4:44 PM - 7 answers

How can I mate a shaft to a surface?
Is there a specific type of part that attaches a pole/shaft to a flat surface so said pole meets said surface at a right angle? [more inside]
posted by popcassady at 2:13 PM - 8 answers

How to securely erase an SDD drive without damaging it?
I have a MacBook Air that I am considering selling. It has an SSD, and I would like to securely wipe it clean before putting it up for sale. I know how to wipe regular hard drives, but I've heard that secure erases of SSD's actually DAMAGE the drive. Is there a secure way to remove data from an SSD hard drive without compromising its lifespan/integrity?
posted by Thanquol180 at 8:48 AM - 6 answers

Canon S100 battery pack error
My Canon S100 is just two years old (so out of warranty). I bought 2 batteries with it, and two more generics a year later. Now when I put any of the four into the camera I get a black screen with white text saying, "Change the battery pack." [more inside]
posted by acorncup at 8:17 AM - 5 answers

June 30

File management and getting two directories in sync.
I'm in the process of cleaning up a hacked Wordpress install. How can I use the file list from a known-good directory as the basis for deleting all other files in the hacked one? e.g.: If a file exists in .../goodtheme/ leave it in .../badtheme. Otherwise, delete everything. [more inside]
posted by piro at 9:07 AM - 13 answers

June 29

Can I use the cell phone that I bought abroad in the US?
I just came back to the US from living in Europe. I have a very basic Samsung phone that I bought cheaply over there. I brought it back with me, and am wondering if I can change the sim card and have a prepaid plan in the US. [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps at 2:41 PM - 4 answers

What's *like* scanning on my phone, but without the phone? Or a scanner?
I have and use Turbo Scan on my iPhone. It does what it does beautifully--snaps a picture of a page, straightens it, compensates for perspective, and best (for me), takes the yellow age coloring away, leaving me with a pure black and white image. (I'm mostly scanning old sheet music). Are there any Macintosh apps that would do the same corrections from a digital snapshot? Reason: I have a lot of pre-existing images--high res, but they look like photographs of a page, not that easy-reading, clean black and white. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by largecorp at 9:13 AM - 4 answers

June 27

Androidfilter: can I use my Android's GPS despite not buying a 3G plan?
I own an old Samsung Galaxy SII Android phone. I've recently cancelled its 3G plan, so now it accesses the Internet exclusively through Wifi. This has apparently caused its GPS function to stop working when it's out of range of a Wifi network, which I hadn't expected. I'd like to resume using it as a mobile GPS device without re-purchasing a 3G plan. Do you know whether this can be done? [more inside]
posted by foursentences at 1:22 PM - 19 answers

Cable Internet Issues -- bad cable modem?
I've been having a lot of problems with my Comcast cable internet (both performance, and with their service, but this question focuses on performance) over the past few weeks. Is this really caused by a bad cable modem? Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by inigo2 at 8:17 AM - 22 answers

Best plan for unlocked Moto G?
I have an unlocked Moto G phone and I'm looking for a good prepaid plan, for only voice and text, preferably 100 minutes and 100 texts and very cheap. I should have probably researched this before buying the phone! I assumed I'll just look at the basic plans from major carriers and pick the cheapest talk-only plan -- but I can't even figure out which ones offer talk-only prepaid, and which ones will accept unlocked Moto G. It's amazing how hard they make it for you to give them money in exchange for service, oy. [more inside]
posted by rainy at 7:30 AM - 14 answers

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