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November 30

Help me pick out a RC rock crawler for my 8 year old

Can you recommend a remote control car that can handle rocky hiking trails and not break the bank? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 5:36 PM - 0 answers

November 29

Experiences with Ultrasonic Cavitation for "liposuction"

The science and empirical studies on this are pretty good. Essentially the ultrasound briefly disrupts liposomes and some of the stored fat is released into the interstitial fluid matrix where it is then swept up and re-used or excreted. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett to Health & Fitness at 10:11 AM - 0 answers

November 27

Android app blocker which allows longer passwords?

I like to lock myself out of apps like Google and Chrome so I can only get into them if I really need to. I used to use one called AppLock from DoMobile Labs, which allowed you to put a really long password in (got the idea from this post). Now it won't work on my phone, and the other apps I find only have 4-digit pins. Are there any other app lock apps which allow at least 16 digit passwords?
posted by catquas to Computers & Internet at 12:25 PM - 1 answer

November 16

Timed Entry For a Cultural Institution: Limit to one per email

We've been using Eventbrite to run a free timed admission system for a cultural institution. One of the things that Eventbrite doesn't do is let us limit reservations by email. We are going to be doing a holiday event over three weeks and want people to only be able to register once per email. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek to Computers & Internet at 11:22 AM - 0 answers

November 3

Video chat with text chat overlay

I'm looking to video+text chat with friends. Tools like Zoom etc put typed messages in an awkwardly separate pane; I'm looking for a tool where the messages just scroll in front of the video, or at least in the same pane, in a nicely designed way (kind of like this game screenshot, but for videochat with friends rather than gaming). Is there such a thing? Thanks!
posted by splitpeasoup to Technology at 9:50 AM - 0 answers

October 31

Looking for D&D module maker software like Neverwinter Nights

I've written some D&D 5e adventures, and I'm evaluating building them as a third-party (second-party?) video game module. Neverwinter Nights (NWN) from 2002 has the Aurora toolset which allows third-party module creation, but NWN is D&D 3e. Does anyone know of an existing or planned D&D computer game that has a similar module toolset? It doesn't look as if Solasta: Magister or Baldur's Gate 3 has this tool.
posted by jibberish to Computers & Internet at 12:34 PM - 0 answers

October 24

Can you recommend a history book from this list?

Has anyone read anything in the New Approaches to America Series, or failing that are you familiar with an author? [more inside]
posted by mark k to Society & Culture at 9:19 PM - 0 answers

October 22

What therapy study or article was this?

I read a study or an article a few months back that described the efficacy of therapy in terms of years progressed. As in, they asked study participants how many years of growth they had experienced while in therapy. And through this they found some sort of expected ratio like "one year of therapy produces the same amount of personal growth as non-therapy (normal) years" Do you know what this study or article is?
posted by lalunamel to Science & Nature at 7:45 PM - 0 answers

October 20

How can you tell if a twitter account is permanently suspended?

As above - how do I tell if these Twitter suspensions are permanent or not? It’s confusing and hard to tell what’s recent 2020 info and also what’s a punitive short term ban for spamming or what have you vs a long term ban for abuse.
posted by The Last Sockpuppet to Computers & Internet at 3:48 PM - 0 answers

Migrating AntennaPod/gPodder to Pocket Casts

I've been using AntennaPod on my Android phone for a while and syncing to I would like to start using Pocket Casts instead. I know I can do a OPML export/import to move my subscriptions, but is there any automated way to let Pocket Casts know 1) which episodes I've already played 2) which episodes are currently in my queue?
posted by Tehhund to Computers & Internet at 7:45 AM - 0 answers

October 19

Has anyone ever heard of this cat-hoarding female psychiatrist?

There's a chapter in Randy Frost & Gail Steketee's book "Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and The Meaning of Things" that details an incredible story about a successful female documentary filmmaker in the 1970s who hoards over 200 cats and who works with a female psychiatrist...and the psychiatrist hoards over 600 cats! I'm actually a documentary filmmaker myself and I'm dying to know if any of this story is publicly available so I can track it down. Details about the case and the people involved were changed in the book to protect their identities so I can't even be sure of the most basic details of the story. It says this all happened in NYC but it could just as easily have been another city - maybe LA given the filmmaking connection? Anything you might know about this would be a great starting point for me to dig more. Thank you.
posted by Bobby Bittman to Grab Bag at 1:24 PM - 0 answers

October 15

Looking for a Photo Blog from Long Ago

I am trying to track down a series of photos a father took of his teenaged daughter that I saw many years ago on his personal blog or maybe Flickr. All I remember is that the photos seemed too voyeuristic to be taken by the father and that the subject, a Grunge/Punk teenager smoked a lot. I know some of the photos were taken in the Baltimore area because I distinctly recall my old coffee shop hangout being in them. Ring any bells?
posted by extraheavymarcellus to Media & Arts at 4:06 PM - 0 answers

October 14

Half-remembered quote about cooking

I recently read a quote and am trying to find it again. I think it was by a famous chef? Paraphrased, it said "Don't be afraid to use a lot of pots and pans during cooking". Something about how saving on the washing up can ruin a good dish. Any ideas?
posted by drunkonthemoon to Food & Drink at 5:04 AM - 0 answers

October 7

books about parentification

I am seeking recommendations for books on parentification of children and the effect this can have in adulthood. [more inside]
posted by nayantara to Society & Culture at 12:22 PM - 0 answers

Ramsay mechanical aptitude test study how?

I am going to be given a beginner level Ramsay mechanical aptitude test as part of a robotics and mechanics training course opportunity in two weeks. What are my best resources for studying? [more inside]
posted by Jacen to Education at 12:09 PM - 0 answers

Recommendations for construction/real estate attorney in NYC?

Looking for an excellent attorney dealing with construction, Buildings Department issues, etc., in New York City. Thank you.
posted by DMelanogaster to Home & Garden at 9:02 AM - 0 answers

October 5

iPad Photo Management

I work off a NAS, and use DigiKam on my desktop for photo management. Via NAS, those same photos are available via the Files app on my iPad, and I would love to do the photo organizing/management I do on my desktop (tagging photos, organizing into Year-Month-Event folders) from the comfort of the couch on my iPad. Does anyone know of an app that plays nicely with the rest of my setup?
posted by po822000 to Computers & Internet at 2:07 PM - 0 answers

October 2

Down the resin-topcoat rabbit hole I go!

What’s the best (non-yellowing) resin to apply over a decoupage piece that already has Mod Podge Hard Coat as a first top layer? [more inside]
posted by shelle to Home & Garden at 5:24 PM - 0 answers

September 28

Looking for a Book Title

I'm trying to find a book I read some 45 years ago when I was a kid. [more inside]
posted by MarioM to Media & Arts at 7:00 PM - 0 answers

September 19

Obscure academic paper on social instability from successive shocks

I read an abstract / short news article about ten years ago on the concept of successive shocks to any social system (marriage, village, church/group, town, the nation-state) leading to collapse of that system. The main context was societal instability arising from several shocks. I've 'searched high and low for and come up with nothing useful. TW: This uncovers some nasty stuff so unless your area is war / conflict proceed with caution as my question goes down the conflict wormhole. I have three links below to military, terrorism and crisis events studies. [more inside]
posted by unearthed to Society & Culture at 1:15 AM - 0 answers

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