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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has put 675 reels of archival 16 mm film online
via the Internet Archive. Most of the film is unedited, and stems either from Museum research, or was donated by interested amateurs. Much of it is silent, reflecting the technology of the day. One highlight are the four surviving reels
of the long-running TV show 'What in the World" (look for the episode starring Vincent Price), but the archive is full of other hidden gems, such as the 1950s archaeological expedition to Tikal
, a 1940 film "A 1000 Mile Road Trip Across America
", and Glimpses of Life Among the Catawba and Cherokee Indians of the Carolinas (1927).
The films are downloadable in various formats, including MPEG2, Ogg Video, and 512Kb MPEG4. Happy browsing! via.
posted to MetaFilter by Rumple
at 1:28 PM on May 3, 2009
You can't buy a CycleKart
and, even if you could, the racers wouldn't let you participate. You have to build your CycleKart
. It's one of the many reasons this is a very cool hobby.
posted to MetaFilter by Tom-B
at 6:43 AM on April 22, 2009
I have a 100g+ and growing music collection that needs proper management. Currently I just dump it in to winamp and hit shuffle, but that doesn't help me tag or organize the stuff, and sometimes the transitions between songs are pretty jarring, e.g. it'll jump from Tortoise to Black Flag. I'm looking for software or winamp plugin(s) that can fix both these problems:
posted to Ask Metafilter by saysthis
at 1:25 AM on April 11, 2009
Most history books seem to focus on one geographical location, and usually limit that focus to a narrow swath of time as well. I would like recommendations for books (or videos or anything else) that do neither
of these things.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Nattie
at 7:08 AM on April 12, 2009
How can I get Firefox (3.0.1) to log my browsing history to plain text files (preferably XML, but any that isn't essential)? At a minimum I'd like the URL, page title, and a timestamp for when I loaded the page. It would be nice to have how the page was accessed (via a link? direct entry?) and how long was spent on it.
posted to Ask Metafilter by phrontist
at 6:32 AM on April 13, 2009
Taser use in law enforcement has been under increased scrutiny in recent years, especially following the death of Robert Dziekanski
in a Vancouver airport last year after being Tasered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (previously
). Now the CBC and Canadian Press have sifted through over 5,000 incident reports to create a RCMP Taser use database,
tracking use of tasers by Canada's federal law enforcement by province, incident, year or stuns used.
posted to MetaFilter by Shepherd
at 6:11 AM on April 9, 2009
The Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection
is a collection of old cylinder records at Syracuse University. The library has started to digitize them, both in mp3 and wav format. They have only 293
online yet but aim to have 6000 cylinders digitized by the end of next year. It can be searched either by genre, keyword or Here are a few that I really like: Bedtime at the Zoo
, That Syncopated Boogie-boo
, Mary, You're a Little Bit Old Fashioned
, Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong
, Phoebe Brown
, Was zu Gott ist zu Gott und was zu leute ist zu leute
, Glada na lusch
, I Love a Lassie
and Pussy's in the Well
posted to MetaFilter by Kattullus
at 6:58 PM on April 1, 2009
After a long haul on a plane, I'm wanting to make my very own noise blocking in-ear headphones, as per here
. The otherwise awesome directions call for using a relatively slow setting epoxy putty. I shudder at the idea of putting noxious putty in my ears for any time at all. Please suggest a better material thats easy to work with, is non toxic and sets in a reasonable amount of time.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Fupped Duck
at 7:40 AM on March 24, 2009
Friday Flash Fun*: Конструктор: Engineer of the People
, in which you are an engineer working in a top-secret semiconductor facility called H3, designing top-secret integrated circuits based on specifications provided to you.
*For certain values of 'fun'
posted to MetaFilter by daniel_charms
at 1:35 PM on March 27, 2009
Friday Flash Fun: Music Catch 2
, move your cursor around to collect objects. Yellow are good, Red are bad, and purple are special.
posted to MetaFilter by schyler523
at 7:47 AM on March 20, 2009
My friends keep bees...they have a ton of beeswax lying around. How do you make candles out of raw beeswax?
posted to Ask Metafilter by QAF
at 5:46 PM on March 13, 2009
We're makin' root beer! (Help?)
posted to Ask Metafilter by serazin
at 9:02 PM on March 13, 2009
Help me be awesome and find this sci fi short story for my room mate. I have only my account of his account of the plot to go by.
posted to Ask Metafilter by pedmands
at 10:02 AM on February 23, 2008
I wash trucks and houses for my liveing, myproblem is i need a rain jacket that is waterproof and soap proof and very durable( and size 4 x or so) and preferably if possible acid proof i dont mean like hydrochloric acid.. something like you would use on a tractor trailor truck.
posted to Ask Metafilter by quseio
at 9:23 PM on February 26, 2009
Does anyone else remember this toy, an electronic set of building blocks, or is it just in my faulty memory? Who was the manufacturer? What was the trade name? (How do I search for it on eBay? :)
posted to Ask Metafilter by aurelian
at 2:42 AM on February 24, 2009
I'm a single user looking for an easier way to browse my photos. It looks like I need a photo management tool like iPhoto, F-Spot, et al. The catch: if possible, I would like whatever solution I end up with to be cross-platform and self-contained (because I'm scared of entering all of my information into a proprietary database that I can't get my data out of later).
posted to Ask Metafilter by pbh
at 2:27 PM on February 24, 2009
Suggestions for Photo Management Software Shared Over a Network?
posted to Ask Metafilter by macinchik
at 11:46 AM on February 16, 2008
Do you have an "ecard" site you could recommend? You know--smart, edgy, slightly weird, funny, artful, PG to R rated,--not all Christian-y or sappy or cheesy or cutsie!
posted to Ask Metafilter by tarantula
at 4:06 PM on February 20, 2009
I am looking for information and references to a toy that was available during the 1960s. It was an electrically heated hand powered plastic injection toy.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Drasher
at 4:22 PM on February 19, 2009
Help me learn piano on a budget. I have always wanted to learn, and now I am 31 and tired of just wishing! Problem is, money is tight, so I am looking for suggestions on how to teach myself on the cheap (if that's possible).
posted to Ask Metafilter by scarello
at 4:21 PM on January 25, 2009
Light bulbs for public places like subways are designed with threads that run counter to ordinary light bulbs, so that the subway bulbs couldn't be stolen and used at home. I've been thinking about other examples of designing against standardization for a particular purpose (not necessarily preventing theft). Other examples might include clothes hangers in hotels, or the screws that hold together public restroom stalls. I'm trying to compile a collection of other examples. Any ideas?
posted to Ask Metafilter by Jeff Howard
at 7:45 AM on March 23, 2005
I have a bunch (thousands) of JPEG pictures of my company's parts. The JPEG file names are the part numbers of the parts (eg. 1234.jpg is a picture of part number 1234. Here's the tricky part...
posted to Ask Metafilter by ZenMasterThis
at 2:33 PM on November 25, 2008
The Online Annotated Power Moby-Dick
explains the more obscure seafaring and whaling terms, 19th Century slang and topical jokes in Melville's epic. Hey, didja know there's a fart joke right there in Chapter 1?
posted to MetaFilter by Quietgal
at 8:29 AM on November 11, 2008
Please recommend a wireless picture frame that I can load with pictures remotely (through an online service like Picasa, by emailing the device, etc). This is for my grandparents, so the frame should require minimal to no interaction once set up, and I would like to avoid subscription fees for the WiFi service. Decent picture quality and viewing angle would be nice too.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Krrrlson
at 9:11 AM on October 28, 2008
takes the classic Space Invaders idea and, as you might guess from the name, adds physics. Extra points awarded for pushing the heaps of Invader corpses off the edge of the screen! PEW PEW PEW!
posted to MetaFilter by 40 Watt
at 9:11 AM on October 26, 2008
Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition. There's a Murphy's Law
for most fields of endeavor.
posted to MetaFilter by netbros
at 7:29 AM on October 19, 2008
Where can I find a new carbide bike lantern for cheap, or how hard would it be to build one?
posted to Ask Metafilter by The White Hat
at 5:19 PM on October 15, 2008
Apple picking filter: What are some delicious and healthy recipes that use apples?
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rudy Gerner
at 12:36 PM on September 23, 2008
How do I convert a car to electric?
posted to Ask Metafilter by photomusic86
at 5:48 AM on October 4, 2008
I have just finished setting up an XP-installation for my four year old boy. Now i need to set up some kind of internet filter.
posted to Ask Metafilter by FidelDonson
at 11:23 AM on October 4, 2008
We accidentally ended up with two opened, all-but-full bottles of molasses in the pantry. Anyone have good/interesting recipes featuring (or even just using) molasses to share?
posted to Ask Metafilter by leahwrenn
at 12:53 PM on September 12, 2008
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time?
posted to Ask Metafilter by odinsdream
at 7:54 PM on September 24, 2008
I have found someone who can build me a mobile phone out of a rotary dial telephone. But Sparkfun doesn't really have a one-stop shopping list. Help me decipher exactly what parts from this article
i will need and also please recommend a good antenna I can use that will give me the best reception but also be cell-phone-tiny.
posted to Ask Metafilter by parmanparman
at 7:39 PM on September 24, 2008
We put together Bringatrailer.com because finding great vintage cars online has become too much of a hassle. There is no need to keep sifting through hundreds of hopeless projects or overpriced dealer inventories to find that one car you’ve been looking for. We pick the winners and save you the trouble… the best bargains, the best dream cars, and the best rarities.
posted to MetaFilter by machaus
at 10:24 AM on September 22, 2008