On the iphone, in 'accessibility options', there's an option to turn on mono sound. That will put both channels of audio into both ear buds. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 6:53 AM on August 17, 2011
This is the answer. Have servers in multiple geographically separated locations, have multiple uplinks to the internet through different providers, back up everything constantly. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 6:49 AM on August 17, 2011
Oh, and also doing everything during maintainence windows (ie at 2am) so when you do break something during an upgrade or a repair, nobody notices it, and that time window is accounted for in the service agreement. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 6:51 AM on August 17, 2011
They have literally never seen anything before, ever. Walking them into the other room is probably a mind blowing experience for them. As is discovering their own snot, blinking, seeing their own toes, etc.. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 6:33 AM on August 16, 2011
Tell her to get a lawyer, stat. If he actually is wealthy, she can get a decent divorce lawyer who will take his cut of the settlement. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 7:07 PM on August 15, 2011
If they were married for 13 years and she raised two of their kids, she should be getting custody, alimony, child support and half the assets of the marriage. That's pretty much the default outcome in most states barring extenuating circumstances. But she really needs to talk to a lawyer immediately, the sooner the better. And start taking notes of everything that's happened, and every conversation she has with him. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 7:11 PM on August 15, 2011
Based on your three ask me questions so far, I suspect that you perhaps have an excess of empathy and are being taken advantage of by a series of abusive people. Just untangle yourself from their issues and take care of yourself for a change. If you're not in therapy, perhaps think about it for yourself and talk to your therapist about options for this other person. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 8:32 AM on August 15, 2011
Eliminate their proposed explanation as a possibility through testing.
I have to deal with this kind of crap all the time with voip, and the only way to get people out of the mindset that 'x is the problem' for whatever 'x' is, is to take 'x' out of the equation. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 7:58 AM on August 15, 2011
Being racist doesn't mean that you personally hate all people of that race. You can think black people are inferior and still like them personally. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 10:14 AM on August 14, 2011
Also, being racist is something you are, it's something you do. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 10:15 AM on August 14, 2011
Also, generally calling people a racist to their face is generally kind of counter-productive. If someone says something racist, it's also generally wrong so it's worth pointing out the fallacy of what they're saying specifically, rather than just calling them racist.
Once you call a guy racist, the rest of the conversation is inevitably "what is racism?", which is ground that racists are rather comfortable arguing on, to be honest.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 10:25 AM on August 14, 2011
There's also stuff like Krav Maga which is designed to be used in situations where attackers are armed. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 12:56 PM on August 12, 2011
If you're on top, you're still immobile and vulnerable to a third party attacker. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 12:59 PM on August 12, 2011
I think that in a bar-fight situation, stuff like straight-up boxing or muay thai strikes would be better than jujitsu. You just want to inflict the maximum amount of pain in the shortest amount of time, while remaining as mobile as possible. Unless you're a bar bouncer and can be guaranteed backup in a few minutes if you need to take someone down and subdue him. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 1:02 PM on August 12, 2011
IMO, if you've already got ethernet cable run, it's better (and easier) to use that than do a wireless bridge back to the firs tmodem. Just buy a WAP from anywhere, and it should be basically no config. Just make sure you don't get a router, because you don't need one, even DD-WRT is probably overkill if you just want a wap set up.
If you want, you can even get an airport express and plug your speakers into it for itunes. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 12:44 PM on August 11, 2011
I think sauces might be fun -- like making something that involves making a simple syrup, or caramel, or like macaroni and cheese with a bechamel sauce (or something with a roux). I think the chemistry part of cooking is the most fun for kids -- turning one thing into something else..
Though you'd have to heat all of them... posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 9:47 AM on August 11, 2011
Like it or not, your friends are now parents and their lives revolve around their kids. It's fine if you don't want kids at the party, and you should just be up front about it. I don't think many parents would get all exercised about it, especially if it's not every party you throw.
That said, if you make a habit of asking your friends to leave their kids at home, then you should expect them not to stay close friends with you for long, just for practical reasons,... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 4:00 PM on August 10, 2011
This is pretty much the beginning of every relationship i've ever had.
However. You don't know this guy that well, and are probably projecting a lot. At some point, who he really is is going to clash with your image of him. You're setting yourself up for a big emotional crash when that happens if you get too far ahead of yourself here.
Enjoy it while it lasts, because it usually doesn't last long.
Not saying this guy... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 10:11 AM on August 10, 2011
ANOVA on the audio MOS revealed a statistically significant
influence of the audio transmission settings on the perceived
audio quality (MOSA; F=3.5, p=0.032). However, a post hoc
test (Scheffe) showed that there was only a difference between
the best and the worst audio channel settings. We did not
find any interaction between the audio channel settings and
the... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 9:32 AM on August 10, 2011
Why IIS? Why not use apache or mongrel, etc? posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 8:56 AM on August 10, 2011
It's possible, but I'm not a server admin, so I don't know if it's advisable, it probably wouldn't be any more difficult to configure than virtualizing it. I just wouldn't be super happy running rails on IIS, personally. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 9:04 AM on August 10, 2011
Don't talk to her lawyer until you talk to a lawyer. Her lawyer is not looking out for your best interests. If you think you can't afford a lawyer, you can afford not having a lawyer in this situation even less. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 5:57 PM on August 8, 2011
I've been looking for foreign language equivalents of reddit and metafilter, myself. There are foreign language subreddits, but they're fairly sparsely populated-- are there any fast moving general interest forums in French? (or any other language for that matter) posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 11:34 AM on August 8, 2011
Hazel watches folders and automagically organizes files for you based on rules you set. It's pretty essential for a macbook air, I've found.
I've got mine set to automatically delete dmg files and archives after one week and move movies, videos, pictures, etc, to their appropriate folders.. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 1:52 PM on August 7, 2011
Seconding Khan Academy. I watched those his calculus videos with nothing but pre-calc experience and learned the principles really quickly. I imagine it's even better if you just need to review specific topics. It's broken down into 10 minute bite sized segments. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 4:01 PM on August 5, 2011
If you have a mac, you can install Hazel and have it monitor the external drive for particular kinds of files and run the appropriate applescript as necessary. posted to Ask Metafilter by empathat 12:37 PM on August 5, 2011