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October 29

NPR glitched halfway through a great story. Can you point me to the ending?
posted by slateyness at 6:57 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I support my family member who just found out her baby has serious birth defects?
posted by mermily at 6:21 PM PST - 7 comments

I am getting an iPad Air 2020 and want to get stuff squared away. I only see USB-C hubs available for the iPad Pro. Which, if any, USB C hubs can I use with the iPad Air? Do hubs even work with the iPad Air?
posted by jadepearl at 4:47 PM PST - 7 comments

I am writing a demographics paper for a graduate program I'm in, and I am not sure of the best way to graph several different variables. Talk to me like a child.
posted by Corduroy at 3:47 PM PST - 7 comments

I want to carve a pair of Halloween rutabaga lanterns. I did not find any rutabagas today at PCC. What stores in Seattle have a large selection of vegetables where I could find one?
posted by cnidaria at 3:40 PM PST - 9 comments

Hi! I am sewing a thing (long furby sea monster) and I need some help figuring out how to space little pieces that will be sewn into a seam 1) evenly along the length of the seam, and 2) so that the space between them will be equal between one piece and the next, minus the seam allowance. There's a tl;dr, picture, and
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:15 PM PST - 9 comments

I'd like to explore solutions for keeping my ageing cat warm at night.
posted by biffa at 12:23 PM PST - 21 comments

Someone hired me to transfer old VHS tapes for him. We agreed on a price and I transferred them. He's come back and asked about some issues with the digital files that I'm 95% sure are just problems with the tapes and I'm not sure what the best way to deal with it is.
posted by NoneOfTheAbove at 9:10 AM PST - 17 comments

I got a new prescription, and discovered I need readers. Glasses I still have with an older prescription work just fine at all distances I need them for, so I wear them. Driving is fine. Reading a computer screen is fine. Reading a book is fine so long as I turn on a light. I'd like to continue wearing the older prescription, but the glasses are really worn. What can I do?
posted by atchafalaya at 8:17 AM PST - 6 comments

October 28

What's the etiquette for tipping DJs on Twitch?
posted by too bad you're not me at 9:03 PM PST - 4 comments

My dog is already diagnosed with hypothyroidism and has been on medication for a year. He has a checkup tomorrow morning and I can’t remember how I’m supposed to prepare him for a blood test.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 8:51 PM PST - 6 comments

I just bought a USB C SSD, to plug into a MacBook Air that has only USB C ports. The SSD came with a USB C->USB A cable, plus a USB A->USB C adapter. What?
posted by Winnie the Proust at 8:37 PM PST - 14 comments

Our upstairs toilet is having a problem with what I think is phantom flushing. My google research tells me the part that is going up and down is the float cup. Every few days we get a *terrible* sound that makes a pipe rumble and sounds like air to my untrained ear. Do you know what is happening and what we should do?
posted by anya32 at 6:47 PM PST - 6 comments

I keep Timeshift up to date to facilitate reload if the machine gets unhappy and/or fussy. But my puter got unhappy and fussy at the encryption login; I couldn't get near Timeshift, or anything else. Most all was backed up using external drives, lost a few files plus had to reload Mint, no big deal. I did encrypt it again because hey, Linux Mint, easy-peasy. But supposing the machine gets south-footed again, how can I get to Timeshift? And what the hell happened to lock me out -- never happened before or since.
posted by dancestoblue at 6:20 PM PST - 3 comments

I need your ideas for modifying my exercise bike so I can use it while recovering from left shoulder surgery. It's super uncomfortable to lean only on my right hand. It would be much more tenable to sit upright while using my right hand to keep my balance, but I can't figure out what to do to make this possible. Any suggestions?
posted by HotToddy at 11:41 AM PST - 20 comments

My spouse's employer recently held an online meeting where their new policy of having employees currently working from home use their own time off (vacation/sick etc) to cover time lost because of power outages at their home due to weather. the employer is not covering power, internet or equipment for the work done from home. This doesn't seem right. Is it? (You are not my lawyer.)
posted by aesop at 7:45 AM PST - 18 comments

My most excellent boss is moving up and leaving us, and instead of signing her card with the usual junk we sign those kinds of cards with, I'd like to write a quotation or perhaps a song lyric about being, I don't know, rudderless, without guidance, etc. Maybe even abandoned. The more over-the-top the better -- this is meant to be silly. Any ideas out there?
posted by JanetLand at 6:44 AM PST - 15 comments

October 27

Can any of my fellow fremdschämen sufferers tell me how they reacted to the new Emma movie? I love Jane Austen, but I've been known to walk out of the room when characters in a movie or TV show are embarrassed or humiliated. I don't want to pay for the movie if I won't be able to finish it.
posted by ChodenKal at 6:30 PM PST - 7 comments

A young girl is buried and then months or years later is exhumed and is alive
posted by Quillcards at 3:19 PM PST - 2 comments

... because they strongly strongly prefer their home cuisine? This is not a matter of bringing some dried fruit and nuts in case you get stuck at a bus depot. This is the bringing tubes of gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) to the hotel restaurant or packing a whole suitcase full of microwavable rice packs and instant ramen to Spain so you don't have to rely on the local food, which may not be to your taste.
posted by spamandkimchi at 1:36 PM PST - 54 comments

Same (or similar?) picture in each panel of a person with a full shopping cart full of wine. On the left the character is saying, "don't worry, I'm not an alcoholic, I'm just having a party" and on the right the caption is, "don't worry, I'm not having a party, I'm just an alcoholic."
posted by dirtdirt at 10:44 AM PST - 3 comments

There is a great range of prices for a replacement battery for my laptop from the manufacturer, so I am not sure where to buy it.
posted by NotLost at 10:03 AM PST - 10 comments

Musicians often say 'understanding modes really changed the way I view music'. I think I understand them but don't see what's so paradigm shifting about it. Please enlighten me.
posted by signal at 5:20 AM PST - 15 comments

October 26

I am building a website for a non-profit. We would like to share the videos of quarterly presentations on different topics (~1 hour). What is the cheapest or free way to do this? What size should the videos be for powerpoint presentations?
posted by abirdinthehand at 10:54 PM PST - 5 comments

Feral kitten we got when he was very young, whom we raised with lots of love and tenderness, went from being super sweet for the first month or two (slept every night in our arms, purred a lot, only bit us 10% of the time) to 90% biting us and 10% sweet/purring, and now only sleeps under our bed. He is however extremely food-motivated so I was wondering if there was a way to train the biting out of him?
posted by egeanin at 10:42 PM PST - 28 comments

The time has come to replace my beloved 2001 Prius. I'm determined to get something with the same or better gas mileage (>40 mpg) and am looking at plug-in hybrids, with short range electric capacity and hybrid motor, like the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV. My major complication is that I have no place to plug in a car. I live in a multi-unit building with no garage or driveway, on a city street with difficult parking. Can I make this work?
posted by gingerbeer at 6:52 PM PST - 18 comments

a few years ago i was over at my aunts house and some food show came on where the talent/talking heads was a food guy with a heavy southern accent and an endless supply of colorfully worded expressions about food and life. He wore kind of flamboyant suit jackets as i recall and my aunt said he had maybe one some kind of food show talent search? white guy, brownish redish hair maybe a goatee but i could be wrong about the details of his hair and facial hair. He was so funny! My aunt has no idea who i am talking about. Perhaps you do?
posted by wowenthusiast at 6:07 PM PST - 7 comments

I remember Space Ghost saying "I like my body...I love my body," or something similar on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. I don't remember the context but the line delivery was really funny. It could be from another show but I'm 99.9% sure it was Space Ghost. What episode am I looking for?
posted by Cezar Golescu at 1:38 PM PST - 5 comments

My 88-year-old mother was diagnosed with a meningioma (non-malignant brain tumor) many years ago. She undergoes semi-annual MRIs to track the growth of the tumor, even though her neurologist doesn't recommend surgery at her age. They apparently are mainly tracking its growth to determine the type/amount of pain meds they prescribe. Before she gets the MRI she has an Rx to take beforehand: one pill at home, and then one pill while en route to the clinic. (Is this typical? I don't know.)
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:11 PM PST - 24 comments

I heard this song a few days ago, in a noisy area where I couldn't hear perfectly, but it sounded great and I want to know what it was. The words were something like, something something but "you'll never be a rock star."
posted by sleevener at 12:27 PM PST - 10 comments

Sewing experts of Metafilter, help! I found a great face mask that I just had to have (adorable bunny face pattern). Unfortunately, it is much too large for me, and I am struggling to figure out a way to make it fit. It's a standard "flat" type of mask without pleats. Link to the general idea included below.
posted by chatelaine at 11:29 AM PST - 6 comments

I have a PS4 and would like another recent-ish (2015 and after) 1st or 3rd person shooter type game, that's my jam. Cool weapons and good story doesn't hurt.
posted by the webmistress at 10:15 AM PST - 24 comments

I find it hard to get him to concentrate on more than one issue at a time – so if I send an email with three questions in it, he may only answer one of them. I feel like I am nagging having to repeatedly email the same questions to get a clear answer. I don’t think he is doing this deliberately/maliciously, and with other tics in his behaviour I wonder if he has undiagnosed ADHD. Can you recommend approaches that will help me get and keep his attention?
posted by AFII at 8:57 AM PST - 32 comments

My birthday is tomorrow. I flew out to visit my parents, and so far nothing is planned. I asked for a specific restaurant and after reminding them they said it was booked. And....no effort to figure out something else. I'm feeling disappointed and considering flying home early.
posted by treetop89 at 7:41 AM PST - 42 comments

I've got digital files of some bright, cartoony artwork that I'd like to print out in the most permanent and beautiful way possible for display in my home. A little googling suggests that I want a giclée print on some kind of acid-free paper -- but even with that info, I'm overwhelmed with the possibilities. Help me do this right!
posted by yankeefog at 4:44 AM PST - 2 comments

October 25

How do I sort though all the possibilities? My head swims when I read about all the options. Just when I think I have found "the one," I find that it is now unavailable, or has poor reviews. Should I even read the reviews? Fading vision, hearing loss, occasional issues with hand and arm strength factor in selection.
posted by woman at 11:37 PM PST - 14 comments

Outside the new local bakery there's an architectural bench feature. I want to replicate it to replace the cushioned love seat in my living room, but I'm lost even as to how to start thinking about it.
posted by bixfrankonis at 10:31 PM PST - 9 comments

A neighbor is moving out of state later this week with her husband and wonderful dog. They live a few houses away, and we often stop while out on walks to let the dogs romp around in their backyard. I’m wondering how my dog will take it when they are no longer there (and it’s kind of bumming me out, to be honest).
posted by dreamphone at 6:00 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm looking for information on the guitar Stephen Stills is playing here, here, and here.
posted by stinkfoot at 5:20 PM PST - 11 comments

What is your favourite kitchen tool or accessory?
posted by orange and yellow at 3:21 PM PST - 68 comments

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