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After 10 years almost exclusively using Apple products we are thinking about moving back to a PC environment but are weighing up how to and if it is worth the drama.Currently we use: A 10 year old 24" iMac (hard drive already replaced once, optical drive...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Megami | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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There's a professional conference I attended most years, but wasn't planning on going to this summer because I'll be 35, almost 36 weeks pregnant at the time. Now there's a chance for me to present at the conference, which would be great professionally,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, January 20, 2017
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i've been approved for a good-sized, mostly affordable apartment in a neighborhood that i love. moving in will conflict with an especially busy time at work and will entail breaking my current lease (and some attendant expense). but it's a neighborhood...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fingers_of_fire | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I'm a straight female, early 30s. I've dated plenty of guys, nearly all of them smarter and more accomplished than myself. I have never - not for one moment - felt that any of them was just interested in my body... until now. I've lately been involved...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Guinevere | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I searched the previous topics and didn't see this one specifically: I have an old Sprint iPhone 4 that I want to give to someone to use with a Tmobile plan. Sprint says they can't unlock it, Apple says the same- that it's Sprint's job, and the local...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Liquidwolf | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I switched therapists about four months ago when I moved. I was with Pete for just under a year and *loved* him. New lady is very different, but I wanted to give her a fair chance. However I find now that I often leave therapy angrier than when I went...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ista | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Will I get in trouble bringing them back over the border?I'm going on vacation to Mexico this weekend. I'll only be there a few days. I'm currently not pregnant or trying to get pregnant. But I'm also NOT on any hormonal birth control and in a relationship,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ohsnapdragon | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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More details within, but my drinking got out of control due to anxiety and joblessness. My good friend noticed and suggested that I take Xanax. Great, I no longer drink, or if I do it is simply a beer. I take a very low dosage a day (.25mg or .5mg if...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I'm considering trying marijana to help with pain management from a chronic illness, specifically Ankylosing Spondylitis.I've been on three different biologics (all TNF alpha inhibitors) for the last five years and am about to trial a new biologic targeting...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I'm a new user of an electric toothbrush and starting experience a localized spot of gum tenderness/sensitivity. As of two days ago, I have been informed that I have a receding gumline and exposed root on one tooth. This hasn't been a problem before....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Thirty7Degrees | Friday, January 20, 2017
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What are the best examples of successful products / companies with a licensing model that releases code to the dev community allowing them to operate a small instance for $0, however, if an instance scales over a threshold, then the licensing model introduces...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: travellingincognito | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Starting tomorrow, I will be fostering this little guy, a 12-week old dalmatian mix. He's deaf, and I have zero experience working with deaf dogs. As per the rescue group's requirements, I'll be taking him to puppy socialization classes (yay!) but I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bibliowench | Friday, January 20, 2017
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My two-year-old loves to play in running faucets for long periods of time (usually "washing" things like plastic plates or his hands), but I don't like to let the water run indefinitely for cost and conservation reasons. I got this little aquarium pump...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ABCApplePie | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I'll be attending multiple Sundance Film Festival screenings, but I get pretty fidgity throughout movies. Any ideas for enjoying the experience more?The Sundance Film Festival is right in my backyard and every year I get excited about trying to catch...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cristalina | Friday, January 20, 2017
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This is like name that tune with barely any lyrics, but instead it's a cartoon from the 80's or 90's that I remember only one scene of.Scene involved what I believe was an anthropomorphic animal, maybe a wolf or a big cat, female, squinting her eyes...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: juniperesque | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Prior to our summer holiday recently (here in Australia), I had suggested, well really on the suggestion of my partner, that we (me, my partner and her two boys 12 & 15 yo) meet my sister and her son (13 yo) somewhere on the coast between our respective...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: summerinwinter | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I ordered a Plated delivery that was supposed to arrive on Wednesday and they say the food is good in its box until midnight on the delivery date. Well, my package got delayed and arrived at 6pm on Thursday.The food comes in a carboard box with two filled...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: AppleTurnover | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I've got an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot knockoff; I think it's this one) that came with a non-stick coating on the inner pot, which is now starting to flake off. Can I just pop in one of Instant pot's replacement inner pots? How forgiving of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: btfreek | Friday, January 20, 2017
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I've been running WordPress on my personal domain for about a decade, if not more, and lately it's been getting worse. I want to replace it with something, but I don't know what, since I haven't been keeping up with what the cool kids are using to blog...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: SansPoint | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Recent situations have shown me that I am not helpful enough and that I'm being selfish.I am annoyed when people ask me for favors. I'm in my early twenties and live with my parents rent free and I'm still not grateful enough to help some more around...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sheepishchiffon | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Asking for a friend: he remembers watching a animated series online a long time ago where there was a cat who had a feminine yet very childlike voice but did these amazing insightful interviews with scholars and scientists. He remembers nothing else...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: yodelingisfun | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I'm looking for top-notch online classes for nonfiction, journalism, and nonfiction book writing, along the lines of Susan Orlean's Skillshare class. What others am I missing?Taught by incredible writers a bonus. Free is also a bonus, but not required....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Mystical Listicle | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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I recently started a side business. I already own another relatively successful business, and I want to operate this second one as kind of an occasional thing, just to explore for now and maybe grow down the road. Both businesses are consultancies. How...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: circular | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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What is it like to live in Colorado Springs, CO?I'm nearing the end of a long postgraduate training period and am contemplating a job opportunity in Colorado Springs. I have lots of outdoorsy interests and have always wanted to live out West. I've heard...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: killdevil | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I'm supposed to write a listicle on romantic things to do in different cities, but Stockholm and Prague have me stumped. Does anyone have ideas of romantic things that are not "take a walk through the Old Town"?I'm looking for things that aren't super...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Omnomnom | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Very quick (& time sensitive) question: my 40th is February 23rd. The weekend before that is radically cheaper to fly & stay in New Orleans than the weekend after. Much of what we like is the parades & atmosphere on St. Charles. I see there...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ftm | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I have a ton of old classic Mac software and bits of hardware that I need to clear out of here. But, is tossing it into a landfill really the only way?I have a semi-large collection of classic Mac apps and games that I need to get out of here. We're...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Thorzdad | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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And then be able to share that customized map with other users, to use on their phones when navigating. Also open to other mapping software with decent navigation capabilities....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jcfudgely | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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For the record, it was NOT on purpose, but a mistake in ID-ing the plant. Had thought it was a type of cabbage growing wild. Usually I do my homework on these things and do post photos to a certain group online to help with the ID-ing this time I just...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: watercarrier | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I am a New England Patriots fan who works with a Steelers fan. In anticipation of the game this weekend, I would like very much to wear some sort of Patriots shirt tomorrow. What brick-and-mortar store would I go to in order to find a Patriots shirt/hoodie/whatever?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Fig | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I've been looking for a scary movie that I saw brief moments of when I was a kid. All I remember is this little catapult throwing ice and a barrier between the desert and what looked to be a little farm that had a family out having a picnic in the 1800's....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: piers | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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It's tax time and I'm trying to figure out how to handle our weird life situation.My spouse lives and works in Wisconsin. I lived in Wisconsin and earned income there for part of the year. I moved to Indiana in May for work and established residency...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: baby beluga | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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In a couple months I am planning to fly to Dallas, rent a van, drive and drive and drive, sleep in van and basically spend 6-8 weeks exploring the South with a strong emphasis on music. What should I not miss?Here's roughly the history I know I want...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Cosine | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Hi Metafilter Cooks- I need your advice. I was making a delicious looking Chicken Pho recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but adapting it to my instant pot. I put together the ingredients for the broth and set the pressure cooker and walked away...and afterwards...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: catrae | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Current events has made me realize that I need to learn more about China, it's history, it's politics and particularly what it's doing in the world right now.I've started doing some reading but sourcing has been a challenge, particularly being unfamiliar...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jalliah | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Does anyone know the title of the movie, that this scene of a man hailing a cab is from? Here is the man's voice hailing the cab - but there is also some music mixed in that was not from the original film. Thanks in advance!!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stanleyhuff | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I'm working with the social worker at my kids' school to get families more involved in the students' annual community outreach program. Looking for more ideas of how to do that.In lieu of celebrating Valentine's Day, my kids' school does a "We Care"...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gerstle | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I set up a new laser printer last night that had just been delivered. It is a Dell e525w that can print, scan, fax, and copy. After going through the set-up process, I printed some test pages. They came out mottled, with very uneven print. See image...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Don_K | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I'm printing tons of text and I need something that's mac compatible, wireless, and prints like the wind. It would be great if it didn't print to the same tray that feeds it....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: captainscared | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Basically my favorite song to work to is "You Wish" by Nightmares on Wax. Largely instrumental, upbeat, melodic, a bit of funk, and just interesting enough that I can hear it but not listen to it, if you know what I mean. If you like this song, what...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nkknkk | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Grumpybearbride and I have been plagued by beasts in our ceiling, scritch-a-scratching and tumbling about in the night, causing a ruckus and keeping us from getting a good night's rest. This morning it sounds like they added a new member to their family....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: grumpybear69 | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The weather forecast for the weekend includes a blizzard starting Friday afternoon and dying down sometime on Sunday. I'm a reasonably competent baker looking for suggestions to distract me from cabin fever and the inauguration. Suggestions? The main...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: peppermind | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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For reasons I have a number of 16-30 year olds who are required to spend an hour at a time (1-5 d/w) in the computer lab with me. They are excused from the usually assigned task, but their presence is sill required. Again, reasons. They rotate in and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Iteki | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Question for developers about your experiences submitting apps to the App Store with encryption without having Apple make a big deal of it...I've made this low-budged chat app where users exchange messages stored on Firebase. It's all pretty secure....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: johngoren | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I'm looking for tips and stories from regular hikers about how you got "better". What helped early on, what gear made your life better and you wish you had had it much earlier, judging trail difficulties, etc.Personal background: I hate exercise. That...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lesser weasel | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Looking for some advice and/or a reality check on my plans to negotiate this offer I've received.I recently left a very well-paying job to go back to school, and am now right back where I was ~8 years ago applying for part-time jobs to give me something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Urban Winter | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I made an uh-oh and added an extra two ounces of butter to a batch of ginger snaps. Help? Bakers of meta filter, I need your guidance. I was making Dorie's gingersnap recipe, and somehow added 8 ounces of butter, while the recipe actually calls for 6...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Champagne Supernova | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The good news is that I've successfully talked my work into sending me to New York City for a couple work-related seminars in less than two weeks. The terrifying news is that now I actually have to do this thing. I have never been to New York City (I've...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: skycrashesdown | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I have a Mac Mini running OSX version 10.11.6. (El Capitan). With a view to eventually replacing its original 1TB internal disk with a smaller-capacity SSD, I bought a 4TB Seagate Expansion Drive.Information found around the web suggests using Disk Utility...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zadcat | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Making good on my new year's resolution to do less business with Amazon and more with small businesses that treat their employees well - hivemind, who are your picks for hobby supplies in general, and model rocketry supplies in particular?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ryanshepard | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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