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So I have this DVD with accompanying copyright information, descriptive notes and disclaimers and I'd like to put it online so others can access it. The last time I did such a thing, I ripped it and converted to FLV and used JW Player. I could do that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Obscure Reference | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When transferring balances from one mutual fund to another in my 401k, what the is the most advantageous format to use for the transfer (percent, shares, or dollars) and why?I'm in the U.S. My 401k is managed by a big company who's name you would recognize....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: OrangeDisk | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What are some steps people can take, or some resources they can read up on to shore up their own security and protect their identity in the event that they were to become a target of hacking and online harassment?Are there resources, blogs or websites...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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My cat eats tissues. She will sit at the tissue box and pull them out and eat them...... As evidenced in ">this video. Yes, you are not my Vet-- but I need to know if: 1. Is this going to hurt her? and 2. Why is she doing this? Is she craving something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: goml | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In Canada, if someone asks you if you are recording a conversation, can you lie and continue to record it?My friend, "Joe", thinks this is fine, because it isn't illegal to record a conversation under one-party consent laws. My other friend, "Steve",...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When should I tell new partners about past abuse?In college, I was in a three year abusive relationship (my first real relationship) that included physical and emotional abuse as well as rape. Luckily I got out of there, and I've done a lot of healing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'll be accompanying my mother-in-law to her first chemo appointment tomorrow. What can I bring her to make the experience as comfortable as possible for her?I'm not sure how long we'll be there, but I'm assuming at least a few hours. I have zero experience...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geeky | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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My mother is convinced she is the product of an incentious relationship by her mother and her grandfather. Genetic testing proved inconclusice due to the poor quality of the samples available from her grandfather (my greatgrandfather) and her mother...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm bored (and miserable) where I'm currently living and interested in moving on again, but don't want to fall into the same trap of barely surviving from one paycheck to the next, if even that. Looking for personal recommendations on where a single...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: myShanon | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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I want to buy a nice copy of The Wind in the Willows as a gift. I went to AbeBooks, and there's about a million editions, and most of them don't have extensive pictures of the guts.Old is good, and the more (good) illustrations the better. Wikipedia...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: erikgrande | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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So, I'm too lazy to link to them, but many of my previous questions have waxed poetic on my experiences with depression, its effects on my cognition and motivation, as well as my trials with a number of treatment modalities- some pharmaceutical, some...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: marsbar77 | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Would I be overstepping my bounds in confronting someone I'm not well-acquainted with about going to rehab?Here's the situation. I'm close friends with someone whose best friend is basically drinking himself to death. He has been hospitalized several...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jenh526 | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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I made a major appliance purchase at a major brick-and-mortar retailer via the web earlier this month. When the items were delivered they didn't fit and had to be returned. The items came in a set and, checking my credit card, it appears that, while...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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My new Dell desktop with Windows 7 / 8.1 Pro arrived with no product key label on the box or anywhere else. I've bought several 7 / 8 PCs (not Dell) for work and this is a first. Before I descend into Dell Hell, could someone shed some light on this?Is...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wallabear | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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I will enter a master's program in Fall 2015 in the humanities. I want to use the next year to become as prepared as possible.The program is largely paid for and I don't need to go into debt for it. My major concern is that in undergrad, I experienced...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kingfishers catch fire | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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How should I buffer a child from the stress of divorced parents' arguments when my ex-wife is extremely open with him about adult stresses and about what she wants?My son is 9. His mom and I have been apart for 7 years, and that in itself doesn't seem...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kroshka | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The concrete foundation in our 1909 bungalow-ish house has some kind of a storage container built into it. What could this have been used for?It has a wooden door with a rubber gasket, a hole where a pipe (?) could go in, and a smaller hole in the floor...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sportbucket | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Timely Help Needed Updated to Yosemite and now all my calendar workflows require me to click OK to allow them to be run for the first time.I use Automator apps to open recorded mp3s at certain times to run our online community radio station. Upon upgrading...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: terrapin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I just picked up an IBM electric typewriter from a salvage shop. However, as you can see HERE, there's something a little bit strange going on. Any electricians out there who can give me some insight? Thanks!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crazylegs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I guess I'm 39 going on 9 but I need you to explain feelings please, and what I might be able to to about them. Can I stop/manage/fast-track the negative ones somehow? Illustrative example inside but I'd really like to hear broad principles pleaseHere's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Gomoryhu | Friday, October 24, 2014
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My daughter is having a slumber party for her birthday. I'm used to (and comfortable with) normal birthday parties: planning lots of fun activities, yummy things to eat and keeping order with bouncing children for a few hours, but I'm worried about having...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Margalo Epps | Friday, October 24, 2014
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More specifically: I have a four hour layover in Istanbul tomorrow (after a 15 hour flight) and would like to get free lounge access (which I would get with gold status). Will I be gold during the trip, or will I only be gold after the trip?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Spurious | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Are my expectations with regard to my photographer unreasonable?The tl;dr of this is that I'm concerned about the prices my photographer is charging for the finished prints of the photos I hired her to take. Is $75 for an 11x17 (photo paper) reasonable...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Aubergine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I'm looking for a new job - how might I get a recruiter to adopt me?I'm a Product Manager for software in Silicon Valley....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jander03 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The directors of the horror film The ABCs Of Death 2 were asked for their favorite movie deaths and a compilation of them was made (NSFW). I can't find a list of the films where the clips are from online and I'm trying to find out the ones I don't knowHere's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What administrative roles are there at oil/gas plants or offshore rigs, in addition to HR and office clerks?What administrative roles are there at oil/gas plants or offshore rigs, in addition to HR and office clerks? In nuclear, for example, we have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: glass.hourousha | Friday, October 24, 2014
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My role at my job is changing and I need to stay more abreast of the latest trends in IT, specifically: enterprise platforms (CRMs, CSMs, Human Resources, General Ledger, and lots more!), mobile strategy, cloud-first strategy, DaaS, and I'm sure things...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: CMcG | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We are going to a Halloween party where the theme is "sinister circus." My husband wants to go as a wicked roustabout. He's all set with a belt full of rope and carabiners, old-fashioned, tattered clothes and oil smudges on his face. He even made up...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Fenriss | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm putting together a Halloween marathon party this weekend, with a few horror movies (about evenly split between good and cheesy selections), and lots of video interludes in between that speak to a sense of pre-2000 horror/VHS/halloween nostalgia....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ash3000 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A third-party recruiter wants me to commit to a job before negotiating salary with the company. How do I handle this?I interviewed with a small tech company yesterday - things went well, and I got a positive impression of the working environment and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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My 13-year-old stepdaughter has gotten to the point where all she wants for holiday gifts is gift cards, which doesn't provide a lot of excitement when unwrapping gifts. My partner and I want to surprise her with a fun yet affordable overnight trip no...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Neely O'Hara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I am planning a staff retreat that is about 8 hours long- 9-4ish. How do I make the most of this, while also having fun aspects with no "trust falls" or cheesy aspects? We'll be in the home of one of our board members (she'll be gone) with lots of snacks...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rabu | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We're having our semi-annual meeting at my office and me and another co-worker have been assigned the task of coming up with two activities for the 40ish people in attendance that will take 10-15 minutes long each. Help me come up with some interesting,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: PuppetMcSockerson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I want to make my own comics that look distressed and mounted on MDF like these.I may use exact board cut at Home Depot or larger painted black for border with picture centered. I am not sure how best to "distress" or "age" my scans in a relatively easy...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: chicaboom | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm thinking there must be many real people out there with the same names as fictional TV characters. They had these names before the TV show ever came into being, but because of the huge popularity of these shows, their lives must be changed.Imagine...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ecorrocio | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I vaguely recall there being a domain name involving the word "fish" (or something similar and ridiculous) that would redirect to amazon.com. Was this a dream? I can't find any information about it anywhere.Thanks for humoring me here on this super-important...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: caaaaaam | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm freaking out, so would like advice to stop the freakout along with anything else. My boss told me that there had been "issues of classroom management" with regards to my teaching. What those issues are, I don't know. Neither does she. But I'm getting...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: IwishIwasFordMaddoxFord | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We're considering getting a piece of cardio equipment for the home, probably an elliptical. Are there any serious pitfalls to buying it used? The price difference seems pretty enormous, which always makes me suspicious.Also if anyone has any mid-range...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: griphus | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Hey swimmers. I'm loving lap swimming. And with colder weather coming, I'm wondering how to stay warm from pool to home (due to wet hair).I'll only be able to swim anywhere around 6 - 8 pm, so it's going to be chilly when I leave. I don't have a LONG...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: foxhat10 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Is the term "help seeking" one word or two? If it is two words, should it be hyphenated when it's not serving as a compound adjective?For example, consider the phrase "help-seeking for psychological services." Which option is appropriate? I do not see...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: quiet coyote | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm an experienced runner who is intrigued by the "Maffetone method", or doing the bulk of training at a very low heart rate to improve aerobic endurance. Has anyone here tried it? If so, what were your results? Would you recommend it?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: barnoley | Friday, October 24, 2014
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So far, the only multivitamin that I have not had a bad reaction to has been Apex Performance Multivitamin, which I last used 5 years ago. It appears to have been discontinued.Prenatal vitamins cause me to loose the use of my legs. Many different brands...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: myselfasme | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm looking for places to buy gauged earrings, with a few specific requirements.1. Available in 0 gauge 2. Dangly, or at least not tunnels or plugs. Also, I don't want captive rings, horseshoes, barbells or the kind that are plugs with stuff attached...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kitty Stardust | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I don't mind cleaning my gutters (at least the ones I can reach), but I feel like there has to be a better way. Gutter enthusiasts, share your wisdom!My current method is 1) climb up ladder; 2) put leaves in bucket; 3) climb down ladder; 4) move and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Admiral Haddock | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm looking for a document scanner setup with some fairly specific requirements...My dream would be to have a device that looks like an iPad, where you put the document face down on the glass and hit a button. The "iPad scanner" captures the image, stores...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: grateful | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Would you leave a full-time job that is stifling, depressing and not a good fit for you to take the part-time job of your dreams? Full-time job pays $55K and part-time job pays $40K. Am I crazy to even think about doing this?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sandra194 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I was recently given a heavy Mac G5 Tower by my uncle. It has Mac OS 10.4 "TIGER" on it...In using it, I have discovered that + Mac OS 10.5 LEOPARD + Mac OS 10.6 SNOW LEOPARD + Mac OS 10.7 LION + Mac OS 10.8 MOUNTAIN LION + Mac OS 10.9 MAVERICKS have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: shipbreaker | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I have a tub of cooked and marinated Mussel meat I bought today and I have just found that most of the animals are partly filled with a dark green mealy paste-like substance that looks like mud. Is this just roe? Or is it filth?Details Brand: Talleys...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: evil_esto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Three or four years ago I saw a photograph in an actual newspaper of a group of wetnurses and babies in an Italian orphanage. There were some rows of buxom young women in uniform, each one seated with a breast out feeding a baby. The young women all...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: glasseyes | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Belgian natives and residents: Last Sunday I had to take a cab from Brussels Midi to where I was staying. During the course of the ride the driver proceeded to : text, talk on his phone, smoke and blast shitty French rap.When I took a picture of the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: brujita | Friday, October 24, 2014
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