January 2008 Archives
Looking for a song that sounds like the song posted in the details. This song has been used in movie trailers, and has a very rich orchestral sound, but alas, I can't come up with the specific trailer in which I heard it... [more inside]
How much would I pay for a 20' shipping container from Tema, Ghana to New York? I know there are a lot of variables that will affect the answer, so I'm looking for a very rough estimate or range. Any information as to what variables are likely to affect the cost significantly would be so very helpful. Thank you!
How's office 2007? [more inside]
HELP - all you AV buffs. I have a huge AV project to undertake. It involves finding a way to either broadcast, stream, or sync movies located in one location (i.e., a media server) to 10 different theater rooms across the state of Utah. I have an unlimited budget. More info inside... [more inside]
I just bought 90 days worth of daily disposable contact lenses, but I intend to wear each pair for a week at a time, taking them out every evening and cleaning them in OptiFree. I occasionally get eye infections, so I no longer want to use even a well-cleaned set of lenses longer than a week. Am I pushing safety levels by using dailies as weeklies? [more inside]
Someone takes your child and leaves a bag of cash. What happens to the money? Is it taken permanently by cops/feds and kept as evidence or is it yours to keep? (Note, I'm only interested in the legal answer, not the moral one.) Yes, this is hypothetical but for a story I'm working on.
How do I convert a CMYK image to spot color in Photoshop? Once this is done, is there any easy way to swap out spot colors?
Do I need to do anything special to apply latex paint to cat5 cable or to coax cable tv cable? Do I need primer or anything of that sort?
TorontoApartmentFilter: Am I crazy to hold out for a nice 1 bedroom apartment in Toronto's downtown west-side (Little Italy, Roncy, maybe Parkdale, etc.) for under $1100? [more inside]
What is the most jingoistic public song you've ever heard? [more inside]
I scheduled Dish Network to come to my house and install a new HD DVR this coming Monday. And then I read this... [more inside]
[children's book filter]: Help me (Ms. Umbú) remember the title of a children's book that features the cloisters in NYC! [more inside]
I would like to be able to scan in the bar codes on all the comics of my collection into a software that will track and allow me to manage my collection. Scanning being the main requirement. [more inside]
I'd like to get into Stand-up Paddlesurfing on the cheap. Can I buy a used windsurfing longboard and start with that? [more inside]
Who has a sense of smell as strong as mine? No one nose! Please help me. [more inside]
How would a typical Iraqi's activities on Friday differ from their activities on other days of the week? I understand that mosque attendance will be higher on Fridays, but would trips to markets, restaurants, or other places be more or less common on Friday? Are there major differences between Sunnis and Shiites in this regard? [more inside]
Ladies - how to find white dress shirts that button flat across the front and aren't sheer? If possible, wrinkle-resistant so I'm not ironing my shirt in the morning and yet still showing up to work all wrinkled up with everything popping out and showing through. [more inside]
Need Longform Alternate London Fantasy, please. [more inside]
I'm a grad student. I like the subject(s) I'm studying, I like research, and I know I'm capable of doing the work... except when I sit down to actually do it, I choke. I know I'm not the only one suffering from both imposter syndrome and perfectionism - how do you manage to get your brain to stop spinning its wheels and get to work? [more inside]
There's a name mis-match between my social security card and my W-2. Can I still file my taxes and get a refund? [more inside]
How can I hear instantaneously what I'm recording with my microphone. [more inside]
Help me settle a debate on the ethics of catnip. [more inside]
I need help figuring out the vagaries of relative vs absolute path names for imported objects in Flash. [more inside]
How can I get WMP 11 to stop trying to find media information about my ripped CD on the internet? The pop up info box is making me crazy. Where's the switch to turn it off? [more inside]
You're standing at a rock concert. The support band is, at best, reasonable. You've no inclination to dance, but find yourself with neither pint nor cigarette nor shoulder bag to hold. What on earth do you do with your hands?
I need some San Francisco Airport help, ASAP! [more inside]
Is my "Atlas" really out of whack? Have you heard or experienced NUCCA upper cerivical realignment? [more inside]
Do you use Harvest for time tracking and another program for invoicing clients? How do you do it? [more inside]
What happens if the president-elect dies before taking office? [more inside]
I have an idea for a dating site for people with a certain socially stigmatized health issue, and I need ideas for making them feel comfortable about signing up. [more inside]
There is a very loud, very bad Elvis impersonator within spitting distance from my office window. I work very hard in a high stress position at a non profit, and he is really ruining my job satisfaction. The cops won't do anything, I've tried. I don't get paid much, so I can't afford to bribe him. I have tried listening to music through headphones to drown him out but that's almost as distracting. [more inside]
How do I find copies of music posters, flyers, live recordings, from a specific Steely Dan concert from the 70’s?
My Fathers birthday is coming up and I want to give him a piece of the past. How do I find copies of music posters, flyers, live recordings, from a specific Steely Dan concert from the 70’s? The concert is Steely Dan, the venue was Winterland in San Francisco, and the date was May 5th 1973. [more inside]
I'm meeting my boyfriend's friends for the first time this Saturday - at a birthday dinner (at a restaurant) for one of them. I would like to bring some sort of token of thoughtfulness or something to the birthday girl... nothing expensive as I don't want to seem like I'm showing off or anything (and I'm a poor college student anyway)... thoughts? [more inside]
A Valentine's day question - mea culpa! I'd like to go for something handmade and creative for the dude, but I'm afraid school is sucking up my imagination. Ideas? [more inside]
My new company doesn't provide health insurance but a $2500 stipend is "built into" my hourly rate to cover the cost. I've got a plan that costs $175/month but how much does it suck for me that the stipend money is being taxed? [more inside]
I've come to realize that I am not paying as much attention to detail as I should when I drop off shirts at my dry cleaners. It seems like I end up losing 3 or 4 shirts a year to the ebb and flow of having my shirts laundered. Is this truly because of my lack of attention or do others have the same problem? How common it is for shirts to be lost at the dry cleaners? Beyond a greater attention to the checkin and checkout of shirts, does anybody have any advice on stemming the tide of lost shirts?
Looking for a job in New York City archiving music or music related. Where to start? [more inside]
DEVONthink: how can i learn to love it? [more inside]
My favorite styles of clothing and accessories tend to be whimsical, cute, and generally suited to children or teenagers... but I’m in my late twenties. I obviously need to outgrow this eventually, but I’m not sure when or how. [more inside]
Is there an expense reporting app that's flexible, handy, and will help me finish next year's taxes quickly and easily? I know about excel, quicken, and various financial transaction apps, but what if I drive 100 miles to a tech conference and want to note my mileage? And what if I'm out entertaining clients and I want to pop onto my iPhone to note the total bill for the evening (before I forget the next day to open excel). Are there any web-based flexible apps for doing all the expense reporting you might need for a small business' bookkeeping needs?
I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days. I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura. I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore. Suggestions?
I'm a long time Adobe Illustrator user experimenting with Omnigraffle for a project and trying to make it feel more like home. There are two shortcuts I miss in particular: Command-space to toggle magnification and option-command-2 to unlock all (objects). Searches on Omni's forums don't look promising, but I'm hoping someone has a workaround.
She's so dull - come on rip her to shreds! [more inside]
I have just about exhausted the collections of my favorite mystery writers--looking for other mystery/crime writers that meet my preferences. [more inside]
Are there any good turn-based RPGs out there? [more inside]
I’m having a hell of a time getting a bunch of mail merge documents to play nice with a Citrix Presentation Server setup, and I’d appreciate any thoughts anybody might have. [more inside]
VisioFilter: Custom shape with two text-editable regions? [more inside]
What is proper etiquette for writing and distributing press releases? General advice, book/website suggestions appreciated; more specific questions inside. [more inside]
Where can I get my picture taken in this specific and hilarious fashion? [more inside]
I'm sick as heck, need to do a metric buttload of work involving typing and reading, my eyes are burning so badly that doing the work is painful, and I can't fix it. Help? [more inside]
How can I become a better and more prolific reader? I don't have a problem with the idea of reading. I love it, as a matter of fact. I'm crazy about books, I collect them, and I enjoy them. However, I don't read nearly as much as I want to, or need to. Ideally, I'd love to read a book every week or two. It doesn't come close to that these days. I think about reading and how I enjoy the idea of reading more than I actually read. [more inside]
Should the nice, dependable, but not so talented person be fired because a more talented person came along? [more inside]
I own a PS3, and my gf has a DS lite. Should I buy a PSP or a DS lite for myself? Would it be more fun to play games against/with my girlfriend on the DS, or to be able to play PS3 games remotely on the PSP? What games are able to be played remotely on the PSP? [more inside]
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
What is the term for when a last name is oddly appropriate for a person? [more inside]
US citizen living in Canada, didn't file a US return in 2006 for my meager graduate student stipend. Should I file a late 2006 US return now, even though I know I don't owe anything? [more inside]
I record voice tracks with Ableton Live. No problem. But now, I want my singing to create MIDI tracks of the notes, on-the-fly (more of less). Is this currently being done? What must I do? RPM 2008 awaits.
I have a large zipped MP3+G collection of about 30,000 songs split into several directories and subdirectories. I have them named by "Disc-Track - Artist - Title". for example... SC7501-01 - Presley, Elvis - An American Trilogy SC7501-02 - Presley, Elvis - Devil In Disguise SC7501-03 - Presley, Elvis - Burning Love Although I have some that are named by "Disc-Volume-Track - Artist - Title". CB5012-01-01 - Stray Cats, The - Rock This Town CB5012-01-02 - Looking Glass - Brandy etc... I'm hoping to automate the following: Within a directory (and all subdirectories) Create a subdirectory for files of the same disc (or disc-volume), and move the files for that disc into that subdirectory. Repeat until every file is moved into the proper subdirectory. I'm using Windows XP.
Help me convince my stubborn hubby that the best place for a dog to sleep is in the master bed room with (or at least close-by) us. [more inside]
How are the proposed UC budget cuts here(Article) and here(PDF) likely to affect campus employees and administrative staff (non academics, non students)? [more inside]
I need a full-time job. Right now I work part-time at an office I really like, and would love to be able to just come on full-time there. How do I raise this with my boss? [more inside]
How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
State residence issue. Asking for a co-worker. [more inside]
I have an iPhone. I want to make and answer calls from my computer using an iPhone interface on my computer screen. [more inside]
We will be spending one week in a rented cottage in Brize Norton, UK this coming May before heading over to ATP. We'll be close to Oxford, which is covered nicely online and in travel books, but are looking for additional activities and adventures that may be off the beaten path. [more inside]
How do I become a cubicle king and a boardroom baron? How do I become a corporate rockstar? I am in a typical corporate office environment and am wondering why certain people climb the corporate ladder and others do not. What techniques and tactics have you personally applied to move ahead? I am looking for things related to work ethic, communication, self-promotion, appearance, relationships, use of technology, methodology, GTD, etc. Do you send emails late at night to appear to be working late? Do you suck-up to the CEO's personal assistant? Or do you simply work your ass off and get sh*t done? Take me from the mailroom to the boardroom.
I would like to know if one can open a "P.O. Box" at one of the MailBoxes Etc. places or places like it without showing ID? If so, where can one do this in the DC/VA area? [more inside]
My father has a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. I’m hoping those of you who have arthritis or have loved ones who do will have some information to share. [more inside]
Is there a way to make the del.icio.us bookmarking default to not shared? I'm using Firefox with the del.icio.us buttons add-on and find it really annoying to always have to check the "do not share" box when tagging a page. [more inside]
Are Canadian graduate students on stipend and studying in the USA required to file both US and Canadian taxes? [more inside]
Legally, what rights do I have in regards to shoddy renovation work done on my condo before I bought it? [more inside]
What New York City bus routes are the most scenic? [more inside]
Help me with some ideas on protecting my personal privacy. (U.S. question) [more inside]
I have tried to force some tulip bulbs indoors this winter and have failed miserably, but don't know why. [more inside]
What to do about bringing wine that needs decanting to a BYOB restaurant? [more inside]
Looking for a central Long Island (Nassau County) drop off/pick up laudromat. Not looking exactly for cheap (though that's nice) but value. Tired of wasting hours waiting for machines to finish. [more inside]
Can I get a pair of prescription glasses converted to prescription sunglasses, without buying new lenses? [more inside]
At a typical Bed and Breakfast, can you come and go as you please? [more inside]
Question about the validity of a "postmark" from the US Postal Service. [more inside]
Can anyone share experiences or give me tips for surviving the Filene's Basement "Running of the Brides" in Columbus tomorrow? Details inside... [more inside]
Where in Tokyo can my friend-of-a-friend watch the 2008 Super Bowl, not live at 0800 local time, but instead at a reasonable time in the evening? [more inside]
Looking for a good crumpet recipe. [more inside]
I would like to write my own HTML/CSS editor. What would be the best way to go about it? (more inside) [more inside]
How do you deal with living in a place you don't like? (Brisbane, Australia) [more inside]
Please help me identify this musician. A while ago - two years? - I saw, on my local TV news, a female piper from the north-east of England. Her instrument was an amplified pipe set, almost certainly Northumbrian small-pipes, played through a guitar effects unit. [more inside]
Are iPhones with the old (not 4.6) bootloader still on store shelves in the US? If so, is it possible to identify such phones from their packaging, for example, by examining a serial number? Hoping to ask my US-based folks to get me an iPhone or two, but keen for units that can be software unlocked for use in Australia.
Can you help me find cheap lodging in Whistler, BC? Or if not, suggest another destination in North America for great skiing and cheap digs? [more inside]
Rome airport transfer: Fiumicino->Ciampino with a five and a half hour window between flights. Is this doable? And if so, what's the most cost efficient way to do it? [more inside]
Settle-a-bet-filter: Lets say that Hillary wins the primaries; would it be legal for Bill to run as her vice president? And how likely is this to occur?
I've been rushed off to Taipei last-minute for a two-week project. Where can I watch the Super Bowl? What should I do during the New Year celebration? [more inside]
Office:Mac 2008 question. Any problems installing it? Lose any documents? [more inside]
What pop songs, new or old, are out there about breathing? [more inside]
Has anyone ever escaped from jail or prison using this novel method, either in fiction or in real life? [more inside]
Can I use my three-ply (out-middle-inner) copper-aluminum-stainless steel pots and pans on an electric range? Will it mess them up?
Acus eee + Wireless: I have recently bought an Asus eee, and I would like to pick up more free wifi from various locations Downtown Vancouver, Canada. Is there a way that I can boost the connection? I seem to get a few signals, but they are usually weak and drop off soon. I do not want to get internet service as it is too expensive, too inconvenient, it is not portable or or I need CDs to install the services(The asus does not have a cd drive.) I have not found good laptop signal boosters for wireless yet, does anyone have any recommendations?
Help me create the ultimate in awful senior-portraitesque photo backdrops! [more inside]
How long does it take the FBI to process a typical FOIA request? [more inside]
Mefites, help me be clever yet immature on the playground of our lives. I need to know how to more effectively tell someone he's a boogerhead. [more inside]
Woo hoo! Just one month left in my bad apartment. Since management now knows I'm not re-signing my lease for a second year, my apt. will need to be shown (by brokers) to potential new tenants this month. Are the brokers required to make appointments with me, or can they show up whenever they want? If they knock without notice am I required to let them in? [more inside]
How do I tell my husband about being representative payee for my sister's SSI payments? We've helped her before, and they don't get along. [more inside]
I have managed to run my once-great credit into the ground. What now? How screwed am I, and for how long? [more inside]
I'm looking for remodeling picture sets (like this) for renovation inspiration. They don't have to be on Flickr, but a sequential, step-by-step series would be nice. Is there a site that specializes in these types of DIY remodel picture sets?
I am irrationally jealous of his opposite-sex friendships, though I have plenty of my own - how to stop? [more inside]
I can't set my external monitor as the primary monitor on my Dell Laptop in Windows XP, what is wrong? [more inside]
Heard a great song at a US H&M...help me identify the name of it and the band who plays it. [more inside]
Disentanglement filter: My girlfriend has an inheritence, which is currently in the form of a stock portfolio which in her name, but her mom's name is also on it since she was under 18 when she got the inheritance (she is 21 now). Her mom is less than reasonable, and makes threats regarding said assets, so how can she (my gf) get the stuff to just be in her name, and keep the assets safe from her mom's prying fingers? [more inside]
I'm trying to eat less bread. What else can I use to contain sandwiches? [more inside]
What size is my rice cooker? [more inside]
My computer- a Toshiba Satellite A65, running Windows XP SP2- will sometimes collapse on starting, displaying only a mottled white screen. The only way past it is to shut the machine off and restart (hoping it doesn't happen again). What component or process is failing?
Is there a type of mortgage that can move with me if/when I move? [more inside]
How can I avoid motion sickness while reading microfilm, or, failing that, clear my head quickly? [more inside]
I drink a lot of tea-- two or three cups a day, black with milk and sugar. Maybe one in twenty cups of tea will taste sublime and leave me with a pleasant sort of afterglow that lasts for an hour or so-- not a caffeine buzz at all. The other nineteen cups are just tea. How do I get that tea glow more reliably? [more inside]
Tips for XBox 360 games I might like [more inside]
I am looking for good, undergraduate-geared resources, articles or book chapters that overview 1) the origins of the English language, 2) Old/Middle/Modern/Contemporary English and things like the Great Vowel Shift, and 3) language development in humans. [more inside]
Where can I get compact, water(proof|resistant) and somewhat sturdy battery case? [more inside]
Should I learn the 2006 or 2003 International Residential Code? [more inside]
I was told there are only a dozen slaughterhouses in the US - which seems absurdly low to me. However, I am having trouble finding any evidence of this. [more inside]
I don't understand Habitat for Humanity. Perhaps you do? [more inside]
I want to build a PC and, while I'm not quite at the summit of ignorance, I'm high in the foothills and the air's getting thin. I need people who know more than me to tell me what to do. Please. Vastly longer explanation follows. [more inside]
Trying to remember this asian (possible japanese/korean) site for camera phones where you could upload your pic or video into this huge mosaic of all of these other people who have done the same thing. Basically a mosaic of life. I remember it took forever to load and was a flash extravaganza, but each pixelated square was a little video/pic uploaded from a camera phone. Any ideas?
Tell me about this harmonica. [more inside]
My mother used to sing a song to me as a child: "It's a rainy day / and we have to stay inside. / The rain is falling down / and we can't go out to play. / Why does it have to rain / anyway?" She swears it's from Sesame Street, but Google seems never to have heard of it. Who composed this song? Where could she have heard it from? Is it indeed Sesame Street?
How do I get back into the mental groove? Got any tips on how to get back my focus and get things done when I've been thoroughly distracted and just can't get back into it? [more inside]
Temporary emergency housing in Stuart, Fl.? [more inside]
How can a new company track leads submitted via its website through the sales and post-sales process, simply, automatically, and online? [more inside]
What's a good example of a song whose emotional power affects the artist performing it? I'm trying to compile a list of songs whose musical landscape and/or lyrics are so emotionally potent that the emotion emerges clearly in a recorded version of the song. [more inside]
Recommendations for a financial advisor/accountant for a young couple in NYC? [more inside]
18 year old guy from California really wants to become a contractor. Gimme the best advice for him please. [more inside]
What should I consider before I move to Berlin? [more inside]
Are plaster (of paris) objects safe for hamsters? I know they'd likely chew it, but would that be dangerous or toxic? I'd like to carve a neat little home for my new friend, but I don't want it to end badly.
Is there any way to view old AOL .art files? [more inside]
Who wrote that the meritocratic nature of schools contributes to juvenile delinquency? [more inside]
Due to some bizarre circumstances, my college is forcing me to dig up some things from my past I'd thought I'd put behind me and would much, much sooner forget. How do I deal? [more inside]
What can I cook with a countertop grill, a crock pot, and no stove? [more inside]
Is there anywhere online that I can listen to instruments tuned to uneven temperament (ideally playing a scale)?
When choosing a leather messenger/shoulder bag, how do I decide between brown and black? Should I try to match to the clothes I usually wear, or just pick what I like? [more inside]
The inside of my purse is a hazardous place, and I have trouble finding a pillbox that will stand up to it. [more inside]
What potential or existing strategies are there for developing large urban economies without relying on international investment, transnational corporations, etc.? [more inside]
I find myself in the novel situation, upon being laid off, of having a large number of potential job opportunities. I'm in the tech space, so most organizations work through recruiters, and I'm getting over a dozen calls and emails a day since posting my resume. Many of the job descriptions look like a good fit, so I know I can have my pick of location, type of organization, benefits, salary, etc. It's quite early in my job hunt, and I have the leisure of about 2 months to do it in. I'm looking for tips about how to keep organized and be in control of the situation. [more inside]
How would one go about pricing and buying an old mainframe computer, an IBM 360/30 to be specific?
I'm looking for a respected, progressive psychiatrist in Chicagoland and am having a hard time finding a database of rankings or respected professionals. Any suggestions? [more inside]
In Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, on the "Open SourceSafe Database" dialog, is there any way to have the "Open this database next time I run Visual SourceSafe" checkbox unchecked as the default? [more inside]
I want a high intensity, low-impact workout that I can do every single day, indoors, with minimal space requirements. Jumping rope in my apartment lobby is absolutely perfect except that my feet and knees can't do it daily. [more inside]
What can you do if a collection agency "loses" your payment? [more inside]
How can I grow my list of "high impact" volunteering opportunities in San Francisco? [more inside]
I'm looking for a shareable/collaborative Contact and Calendar Management program. [more inside]
What can my wife and I do to supplement our lacking income? [more inside]
Baking: I tried some rolls that a distant acquaintance served many years ago- I think they were whole grain, about the size of a baked potato, and they had filling- made of feta, some olives, and maybe soft tofu?? They were really good and I seem to recall that she referred to them as "Bolsas." Does anyone know how to make these? [more inside]
My family loves fruit-filled breakfast/snack bars. How can I make my own? [more inside]
I live in Arkansas. It's a Super Tuesday state, and I can vote in either party primary. Polls currently suggest that Clinton and Huckabee (both of whom have Arkansas ties) are way, way, way ahead in my state. I prefer Obama to Clinton, but I'm not in love with either of them, and, really, I just want to see a Democrat win the general election. Bearing all of this in mind, how should I vote in the primary?
Excel 2003 - how can I get 2 or more xls files to open in separate windows? [more inside]
Esperantists: I want to send a friend a valentine in Esperanto. What should it say? Also, what design should I draw on the card? [more inside]
Why are some churches in the U.S. using the ".cc" Top Level Domain (instead of .com or .org) on their churches' web sites? Isn't .cc the country code for the Cocos Islands off of Australia? Examples from my quick Google search: Example A Example B
How would I go about finding torrents or downloads of popular TV shows dubbed in Japanese? [more inside]
Nascent interest in economics and economic thinking. Having a bit of problem with the theory of the margin. Wikipedia is not that helpful. [more inside]
Going to Tokyo during the first week of August. I really want to see some New Media/Digital art. Where should I go? What should I see? [more inside]
Help me automate the splitting of an image into tiles. [more inside]
How can I deal with a person at work who seems to be publicly shunning me? (She is not my direct supervisor, but she does hold some control over the funding for my department, and therefore, my job.) [more inside]
I'd like to get a little more into dub and acquire some albums. I like what I understand to be the more typical kind of tracks: long, rumbly instrumentals and would prefer to largely avoid anything with predominant vocals. Does anyone have any particular albums or artists to recommend? Compilations are a-okay. [more inside]
I have Guitar Hero 3 for the Xbox 360, and think I might have broke the guitar (buttons are unresponsive at times, sometimes there's merely a lag, which is very frustrating). I thought it might be low battery at first, but putting in fresh ones didn't help (I even got the rechargeable pack, to no avail). So now I'm thinking of getting a new guitar for the game, but can't find where to buy one for the XBOX 360 anywhere. Is the guitar available?
What are your favorite video and/or audio mash-ups that deal with politics or social issues? [more inside]
I want to download an institutional web page and change it a little bit for a job interview. I have Frontpage and NVU. But when I try to capture the page my computer bogs down and stops responding. Help! [more inside]
What are some great classic children's books geared toward boys? (Excluding sci-fi). I'm working on a project for which I need a long list of children's books for both boys and girls. Being a gal myself, I've got that covered; the boys' list is harder.
My mother was a native-born German citizen. My father was a native-born American citizen. I was born in the United States. Shortly thereafter, my parents divorced and my mom was granted custody of me. I lived in Germany until the age of 5, presumably as a German citizen. Then my father and his family took physical custody of me, and an American court ultimately awarded legal custody to my father. Because I was born in America, I now enjoy US citizenship. Do I still have a claim to dual German and American Citizenship? [more inside]
How do I stop eating when I'm not hungry? [more inside]
How concerned should I be about my builder's finances? [more inside]
Please recommend a good rowing machine for a small space. [more inside]
Quotefilter: help me find a quote that speaks of both love and writing.... [more inside]
Complicated name-change issues. I am changing my last name, but not due to a legal marriage. Can I get my name changed now, but start using it for everything later? [more inside]
Can I re-find a Brahms CD I once loved, if I know which pieces are on it (not a common combo of pieces) but don't remember much else about it? [more inside]
MidlifeCrisisFilter: my old itch to play the electric bass has resurfaced. Please help this middle-aged lady make a fool of herself. [more inside]
Help me use game theory to better understand the seemingly irrational behavior at my workplace [more inside]
How to get rid of this scrapheap in Port Phillip, VIC, Oz? [more inside]
How does a co-op business model benefit the company? and can any industry use a co-op business model or is it reserved only for smaller/niche markets with passionate buyers? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend where to find a job in Tokyo? [more inside]
Would getting certification help in finding a more rewarding job while I'm working on the major? [more inside]
What lens to buy? [more inside]
I stutter. I don't want to. Maybe you can help. [more inside]
Is this an acceptable format for writing out a business address on a mailing label? [more inside]
How can I create an indexing system for the collection of scholarly journal articles that I'm quickly amassing? [more inside]
Family (blood) question. I have an elderly aunt (mothers sister) who is about to die (90+ years old). I do NOT like my two sisters [more inside]
Moronfilter: I've lost my mail key and can't replace it. Is there any way to get my mail? [more inside]
My significant other said this to me today: "over the next 5 years or so you should build an argument for kids," but I can't think of where to start. [more inside]
Looking for good "Sci-fi" stories, novels, TV shows or movies (primarily the first 2, though) that deal with issues of identity & difference. [more inside]
I want to make a dictionary database of words, where I can query part of speech, spelling patterns, pronunciation patterns, number of syllables, definitions, etc. Is Access best for this? Or are there other smaller, free applications you would suggest? Ideally I would like a lot of control over query output layout. Ease of use is important. (I never felt Access was so user-friendly [maybe that's true of all databases in general], but I'm a whiz at Excel. Unfortunately, using XL as a DB isn't very pretty.)
What to charge for art? [more inside]
Is there a way (plug-in, hack) to give Wordpress a more fully featured post submission box? [more inside]
Why are random web pages rerouting me to a UCLA proxy server authentication log-in? [more inside]
Am I a lousy lover? [more inside]
Help me with some of the details of a fictional scene involving a hashish purchase. [more inside]
Can I get over my ex while still retaining hope that we might get back together someday? [more inside]
In the evenings and weekends, I've been working on a web start-up company with a colleague. I think our idea is great and can make money and we're both pretty smart. I want to go full time. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
What are some good sites or companies to find cheap LA weekly vacation rentals? [more inside]
Can I do laundry with just ammonia alone? [more inside]
I once heard something along the lines of there being three foods in the world all of which hardly anyone enjoys the taste, even though many people enjoy at least two. One of them was peanut butter. Another might have been Vegemite. Where might I have heard this possibly false factoid? Any idea what the three items were?
What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
How can I stop myself feeling/getting hot at night when the environment is cold. [more inside]
What's up with all these dog silhouettes? [more inside]
Ipod Device Filter: I am looking for an ipod alarm clock that has a jack for an external speaker or headphones on it. Input jacks? Sure. Output that's NOT usb? Not so much. I haven't found one yet after an hour of looking. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
Should I throw away all my plastic bags because I saw a roach? [more inside]
Whither Google Auctions? [more inside]
Is there a term for a spontaneous coughing fit caused by "swallowing wrong"? This happens to me randomly and pretty infrequently, but it's occurred as long as I can recall, since I was a kid. Any name for this? [more inside]
Help me identify these four short horror stories, based on descriptions of their plots and endings. SPOILERS AHEAD! [more inside]
Election blogs for kids? I'm looking for resources to help my elementary-school-age child follow the presidential race -- not just encyclopedia-style background information, but frequent updates from the news. Has anyone found good resources for (or by) kids?
PhotoFilter: Help me find an affordable alternative to Photoshop Channel Chops. [more inside]
I am going to be in Hyderabad for a month (February) for work and would welcome any feedback and suggestions. I read this thread but I have some more specific questions: I am staying in Banjara Hills at the Taj Deccan. I will probably be getting home around 9pm on weeknights. Are there restaurants, etc., in walking distance that would be worth checking out, or should I stick to the hotels? Is it an area one can easily walk around in? How safe is a woman alone at night? Are there any quick weekend trips worth doing, say leaving Sat and returning Sunday? What should I see in Hyderabad itself? I don't want to be too skittish about eating/getting sick, what are commonsense rules to follow? What are tipping conventions for hotels, restaurants, cabs, tours? Are there any guidelines I should follow in terms of dress? I would also welcome any and all other tips. Thanks!
You: Either gender, heterosexual or homosexual. Your potential date: identifies as your preferred gender, but bisexual. Would you be willing to pursue a romantic relationship, not just a sexual one, with that person? Why or why not? [more inside]
Modern/contemporary bathroom refurb ideas? [more inside]
I am trying to import bookmarks to Google Bookmarks from 4 browsers -- Opera, Safari, Explorer, and Firefox. I cannot figure out how to do this. I have an IMac running OS 10.3 --- Thanks in advance for any guidance!
feelings about his past relationships? how to get past it? [more inside]
Does anyone here have personal experience with liposuction for male breast reduction? [more inside]
How do I have sex when I've got no rhythm? I need help on top. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. Definitely NSFW inside. [more inside]
What was the joke that Ring Lardner contributed to 'Favorite Jokes of Famous People' that was too exquisite for Dorothy Parker to reproduce? [more inside]
Can you tell me anything about this print or the artist who apparently produced the source painting? [more inside]
Are primaries "private" functions of their respective parties, or are they "public"? Who decides how they work? [more inside]
I want to conquer my apparent inability to comprehend or write code. I'm looking for stories (or real life applicable tips from those of you who write code for a living) where you had the "A HA, I understand this finally" epiphany moment. I realize this might sound like an overly generic question, which is why there is .... [more inside]
Creating a shared address book on an LDAP server to be accessed from Mac clients. Can I somehow get the directory to show all of the entries without having to search for one? [more inside]
I use a Palm TX to help me study japanese. How can I input kanji directly into a document ? [more inside]
My mother is 69 years old and uses a computer for email, occasionally to play scrabble with my brother-in-law across the country, listen to/find music, view photos and videos of her grandchildren, and to surf the Web. Other than that, she becomes easily frustrated learning new things on the computer. However, she's disabled, so she spends much of her time on the computer. I'd like to introduce her to some new, social-enhancing activities online but aside from Second Life and Facebook, I'm coming up empty. [more inside]
What is the best way to play hook my iPhone up to my car stereo that doesn't involve the use of a tape adapter or a FM transmitter? [more inside]
Why won't Dreamweaver let me check out (or save) files? [more inside]
Please help me plan a honeymoon/babymoon vacation in Northern California. I'll be 20 weeks pregnant. We fly in to San Francisco 3/9/08 and out 3/16/08. [more inside]
Photoshop CS keeps crashing when I try and save a file. WHY? [more inside]
Help me make tender chicken breasts. Mine are always rubbery, no matter how slowly I cook them. I've even tried marinating. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
What else can a Mechanical Engineer do? [more inside]
Why aren't U.S. Presidential Primary elections all on the same day? [more inside]
What's with Apple and A2DP (bluetooth stereo)? [more inside]
NoIWillNotFixYourComputerFilter: I've got a 500 gig that won't show up in Windows XP. Help! [more inside]
I'm moving from the US to Lisbon in about a week to begin a long-term job. I'm planning to learn Portuguese, but so far I know very little. Any recommendations on good English-language resources (preferably online) for both beginning and living life there? [more inside]
I want to create a job search site for a specific geographic area - sort of a mini-Monster where employers can post job announcements and job hunters can search and filter their results by salary, zip code, etc. Are there web services/businesses that make it easy to do this - e.g., subscribe to their job site service, slap a brand/domain name on it and launch as your own? Or is this something that can only be done with a database/programming solution?
How can I record video of a powerpoint/impress/etc slideshow in a format suitable for inclusion in a video podcast? Presenters use their own laptops and I have access only to a vga cable carrying the image, so screencapture tools are not a preferable option. [more inside]
Cat-filter: Can cats go in reverse? Why does our cat compulsively sit on my laptop? How does the groomer trim his butt fur and nails without getting scalped? Is there a way to treat his dry skin? [more inside]
I'm looking for music similar to the Quake 1 soundtrack. [more inside]
My daughter is in love with my old Zen Board (also called a Buddha board). What kind of paper is this thing made of? [more inside]
Looking for data on alternative causes for the mainstream music industry's declining fortunes. [more inside]
How can I give a company a lot of bad publicity? I am a bitter customer who wants other people to reconsider before buying from HP. [more inside]
What are the best weblogs? [more inside]
I'm looking for book suggestions for a radical reading group. [more inside]
How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
Honeymoon Destination Ideas, something cultural and exotic but with a nice beach in November. Slightly adventurous but we definitely want to be able to chill out as well. Goa? Thailand? Any input appreciated. [more inside]
So, we've just found out the kid we're cooking is a girl. Now, I'm tasked with the job I've had for the last 16 years: I have to come up with a signature song for the child. [more inside]
Can anyone remind me of a poster designer's name? [more inside]
PISS LASER! How to use urine most efficiently in carving of urinal cake? [more inside]
Living on a modest income in Seattle vs. in Portland, OR -- your thoughts, opinions, experiences? [more inside]
Please recommend a good, affordable hair salon for ladies in Vancouver. [more inside]
How do I upgrade from Win 2k to XP on a laptop with no CD or floppy and no option in the bios to boot from USB? [more inside]
Can you help me find great examples of museums making use of free social web apps? [more inside]
What is a non-permanent product I can use at home to temporarily darken my blonde hair? [more inside]
How do I stop the annoying "This device can operate faster" query when I plug a USB 2 thumb drive into a USB 1.1 port (which is all my computer has)?
Why would a car perform significantly differently in two relatively similar crash tests? For instance, why would a rear passenger in the Honda Accord do better in side crash tests from the IIHS than the NHTSA? Is it simply because the NHTSA crash is 7mph faster?
"Ann Coulter doesn't even believe anything she says!" Really? Are there any cases of a writer or pundit who turned out not to believe the positions s/he took? [more inside]
How do I know if something is an animal product, or a by-product that exists only because the animal was killed for other reasons? [more inside]
Wireless networking problem...help? [more inside]
My former employer won't release my personal cell phone number. [more inside]
New Macintosh user needs help getting his Pro set up for academic research. [more inside]
Vegetarian seeks advice for traveling in Korea and China. [more inside]
Where to buy a straight razor in Montreal? I'll admit that I haven't looked to hard on my own to find the answer for this but I was wondering if any Montreal-ers know of a good place to buy blades for a straight razor? They're for my wife who is a trained hair dresser and cuts a few peoples hair in our home (she vastly prefers razor with guard over scissors); her supply is getting dull. Thanks!
My wife and I are trying to get back into shape, and maybe loose some weight. I've tried out my google-foo, and can find some places here in RI, but I don't think my wife would feel comfortable walking into Golds gym. Help! [more inside]
If you have successfully set up a multisite Drupal installation that meets these two criteria, I really want to pick your brain... [more inside]
How do I get an undergraduate summer research grant in history? I want to spend my summer working on my senior thesis without going completely broke. [more inside]
Social networking for research collaboration? [more inside]
I'm trying to make a list of books that include the central plot element of kids learning how to use or cope with unusual powers, dramatic or mundane. (Jumper, recently made into a movie, is one example.) Extra points if the books are primarily aimed at children or young adults.
Vehicle registration theft. Why? [more inside]
Cartoon Filter: Which animated cartoon character used the catch-phrase "I am surrounded by incompetence!"? [more inside]
What free services are available that provide a real, anonymous US phone number for forwarding to a cell phone? [more inside]
Looking for a quick and easy online way to search the medical/scientific literature for new publications on a particular group of topics. [more inside]
Domain Mapping via .htaccess: I want to map a second domain I have to a subdirectory in my main Web directory (BTW, this is not a Typepad blog). My ISP asked that I set up the redirect via my .htaccess file but failed to supply the code to do that (we're having a little chat about suggesting I do something without giving me the tools I need to do it -g). [more inside]
My golden retriever-lab mix freaks out when we cook lamb -- he whines and puts his tail between his legs. He'll eat the cooked lamb fine, but he finds the smell of it cooking distressing. I've read elsewhere about this phenomenon, but does anyone have this experience with their dog or have an idea what makes lamb so scary? Does he think we're cooking his pals? He has his skittish moments (scared of thunder, natch), but this is the only time I've seen him behave this way. And he's a rescue dog, so it's possible he had some early traumatic experience involving lamb. But since I've read about other dogs behaving this way, I doubt it.
Are "counter depth" fridges deep enough? [more inside]
Help me find durable, comfortable, wear-to-the-office women's shoes in a style that won't look dated in a few years. [more inside]
7.2 mp vs. 8.1 mp Sony Cyber Shot? Where to find the best deal? [more inside]
Where do 35 to 45 year olds hang out on the web? Do social media sites specifically for this age group exist out there? [more inside]
Are movie audiences today too trained to anticipate a plot twist? (OP does not contain spoilers. Future comments might.) [more inside]
Help an almost-grad figure out how to move to Europe with his girlfriend [more inside]
What are some "can't miss" places to go and places to eat in Chicago? I'm taking someone who has never been in March and am trying to make sure they see the best of the city. [more inside]
Where can I find some good resources about modelling and directing models, for photographers? [more inside]
Do women have different phrases to describe the act of masturbation? [more inside]
Is legalsounds.com still operational? [more inside]
Anybody know the make and model of a bike rack that can be used on the rear end of a VW New Beetle? I know Volkswagen makes a top-mounted rack accessory, but I don't want to be lifting my heavy bikes up that high. Bonus points if you have successfully mounted it on your own Beetle in this lifetime. Holding 2 bikes would be fine, 3 would be even better.
Temp work 101: Is temp work just a part-time job on my own terms? [more inside]
Can anyone help me translate some Kant into English? I don't want to produce an English translation like the kind available on the net, rather a more literal translation, i.e. one that sticks closely to the text. [more inside]
Where can I find Virtual Reality goggles or something similar? [more inside]
Prompted by the 'reversed' Memento, I want to re-cut my Pulp Fiction DVD so that the events play out in sequence. What tools should I be looking into? [more inside]
Does NTSC look as bad on actual NTSC televisions as it looks on my PAL television? [more inside]
Where can I find an original Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard? [more inside]
How much money am I costing, say, Starbucks if I charge my laptop there every day? [more inside]
Are there any free realtime osx beat detection plugins or applications? [more inside]
I'm looking for a short film I watched online of an (fictional) surveillance of an apartment, with the camera pointed for the entire length of the film at a black and white monitor in the van and the four remote feeds displaying on it. [more inside]
What do I do with my old collectibles? Meaning: how do I easily turn Beanie Babies and Hess Trucks into some money? [more inside]
PHP: How to flush the buffer for really real? [more inside]
LawFilter: I am applying for an internship at a small law practice that focuses on environmental law. What should I do to prep for this beyond the normal job interview routine? Also, how reasonable are the conditions of this internship (details below)? [more inside]
How do I get hardware review units to review in my school paper? [more inside]
Becoming a regular person after all these years. My boyfriend is for the first time since high school required to be at work 5 days a week from 9-5. How do we prepare? [more inside]
What should I put in a custom browser stylesheet to override and Aquify all web form element styles (buttons, text fields, etc.) in Safari 3.0.4? I'd like to undo custom properties like colors, fonts, and borders, and make all form elements display natively, using Aqua, like Safari used to do in previous versions. I'm essentially looking for the opposite answer to this question, using a custom userContent.css-esque stylesheet. (Thanks for your help.)
What are some little things I can do to stay positive and kind to myself while going through some heartache? [more inside]
Does doing anything sex-industry-related (from taking a nude photo to actually working as a prostitute or exotic dancer) actually damn you from ever living a successful life in another area? Has anyone ever managed to be known and respected in their field without falling into "OMG SHE POSED NUDE" controversy? [more inside]
MuppetFilter: Can anyone remember the (or any) episode of the Muppet Babies in which young Gonzo freaks out about the Wall Walker, a monster no one has ever seen that lives inside the walls of the closet and terrifies me for my entire childhood?
Going to see girlfriend in Amherst/Buffalo, NY over spring break. Bought (non-refundable/changeable) airfare, just found out that she doesn't get to stay in her dorm and has to live in a big room shared with all other students staying on during spring break. We're both students - is there any specific place the hive mind would recommend to get *affordable* off-campus housing (student or otherwise) for a week during spring break? Hopefully something we can book in advance? Need Internet.
Sometimes celery tastes fresh and watery, and sometimes it has a slightly bitter taste and a lightly spicy/burning aftertaste. Is the light bitterness/burn normal or is this a product of chemicals/pesticides (or something else entirely)?
Help me find humorous books for kids that will interest them in learning some spanish, ala. Skippyjon Jones. [more inside]
My shoes are noisy. How can I get them to be quiet? [more inside]
How long will I be in excruciating pain? [more inside]
My brother has a longtime friend who has a degenerative neurological condition that will ultimately be fatal. This friend is approaching 30 and still a virgin, and he wants to hire someone to help him experience that part of life. He has asked my brother for help (which he will need in order to make this happen) - what should he/can he do without running afoul of the law? [more inside]
How can I get looser curls out of my naturally fine, tight corkscrews? [more inside]
How do I get a low/no cost divorce when I live in Mobile, Alabama but my spouse lives in Georgia? [more inside]
What music videos depict the band somehow defeating an enemy with the power of their music? The Foo Fighters' recent "The Pretender" video brought the question to mind, but I know it's a frequently used idea. What other videos used this theme? [more inside]
I'm trying to find pastina, that tiny star-shaped pasta usually used in soups, somewhere in Orange County, CA. For some reason it seems to have disappeared off the shelves of the local supermarkets. (Albertsons and Ralphs are the two I've checked.) It's my husband's favorite comfort food and he has the flu right now, so I know he could use a little comfort. Any recommendations on stores that might carry it? (I'm in Huntington Beach if that helps.)
Lawyer Alert! -- Say my beloved son is 22 yrs old and living in Montpelier, Vermont. Suppose that Montpelier has more lawyers per capita than any other state capital (which it does, because it is the smallest of them all). What service could this bright, good looking young man offer to all those lawyers in order to support himself while he gets ready to earn his college degree? [more inside]
My Xbox 360 is just over a year old, and out of warranty. Naturally, it starts acting up. Whenever I insert at game disc, I get the message "To play this disc, put it in an Xbox 360 console." [more inside]
I've heard several times from different sources how the NorthWest of America, and the Seattle area in particular, is a hotspot for serial killers. Is there any truth to this? Or is it just a reflection of the high profile of the Ted Bundy case? And if it is the case (or even if it isn't) has anyone offered any explanations?
Looking for lodging of the highest order in Portland, OR. [more inside]
Problem accessing WD external hard drive on iMac. Does not mount, attempts to format it in disk utility unsuccessful - input/output error. [more inside]
Printer paper - I'm printing my portfolio for application to art college. Hoping to DIY so I'm looking for high quality, A3, dual-sided, matte paper for use with a Canon Pixma IX 4000 printer. I think. [more inside]
Best Instructional DVD for Basketball? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very specific (Fisher Price?) record player from my childhood. [more inside]
How does Buffalo Exchange work? [more inside]
I'm interested in finding weekend work in NYC. Can anyone steer me in the direction of a good temp agency that might have some sort of focus in that department?
Has anyone tried Virulite, the anti-cold sore device? Does it work?
I'm looking for an indie rock/small rock venue in Berlin. [more inside]
My wife is turning 30, and I need a nice cocktail party venue in Chicago for 40-50 people. [more inside]
We need to buy two rackmount servers that will play nice with Xen (and Linux). Budget: approx $10k. Can you suggest a configuration, brand, and/or vendor? [more inside]
In the inevitability of global warming (bias disclosed) where should I move to? I'm a 20-something getting close to that home-owner stage, but from some of the stuff I'm reading a lot of great places to live won't be great much longer! [more inside]
I need some backup software that can handle a few conditions, and I need it 3 hours ago.... [more inside]
Is it possible to disable the Windows XP slideshow folder view, or at least set it to not be default? I want to do this without disabling custom folder views; I know I can set all folders to display a certain way (I like tiles), but I'd like to be able to give some folders their own custom view settings (i.e. I like showing my mp3 folder as detail view with custom columns)
Where should we go in Scotland? [more inside]
Gaithersburg, MD: Are there any areas within an hour drive where a house with a back yard might cost under $150K (or might be reasonable to rent)? [more inside]
Leukemia patient -- how sterile should their hospital environment be? [more inside]
How much per gram for 14kt gold necklace? [more inside]
What's a good *affordable and reliable* mobile phone internet plan for traveling around Southeast Asia? [more inside]
How to send that first email in the world of online dating. [more inside]
What are some of the best flash games or other internet activities for a 3-year-old?
This question isn't a big deal--but I thought I'd put it out there in the spirit of "query of the hivemind." My girlfriend and I just broke it off, and it was with mutual interest that we did so. I moved out after living together for about 5 months, got my own place, and it was hard for her, but less hard for me. [more inside]
I am soon opening a store selling backyard items, and wonder what would be best to do for shipping charges. Should I incorporate the shipping into the item price, or not? [more inside]
I want to lose 5 pounds in two weeks. What do I have to do? Is it possible? [more inside]
I would like to make or buy a detailed map of my neighborhood in Manhattan. I want it to be poster sized and nice enough looking to hang on the wall. I also want to be able to make notes on it, put push pins in it and post it on my wall. [more inside]
I shall be a man of destiny like my father the King, who does not concern himself with books and study and the queer prattlings of foolish bookworms and scribblers.
Does anyone get over the resentment of having rich, privileged friends? [more inside]
I'm male, I have brown skin (latin) and I'm really considering permanently removing my thick moustache with laser. I don't mind losing the possibility of growing a moustache again. I do mind something going wrong. Are there any risks that I should be aware of?
Debt collectors are calling about a bill from 6-7 years ago. The bill actually belongs to my father whom I have redirected their inquiries. They keep calling and the billing information they gave to me is my fathers old address but for some reason they have my social security number attached to the bill. [more inside]
I'm moving to Japan to work for a year - what should I do to prepare? [more inside]
This symbol appeared very clearly to me near the end of an otherwise uneventful meditation session. This sort of thing has never really happened to me, and it was quite clear, so I'm wondering if it has significance. Maybe I've seen it before; if so, I wonder where. If not, I wonder if it's an archetype. [more inside]
Any recommendations on a *Free* *Serverless* instant messaging client?I have a small network that I would like to allow instant messaging among all hosts. The problem is I am hoping to be able to do this without installing a server app. Any thoughts? These are all Windows boxes. I've done a few google searches...but haven't been able to find anything that really fits. (First question on AskMeFi!) Thanks, AltReality
[IRBfilter] I'm trying to set up an online survey for minors where parental consent can be accomplished online instead of via signed permission slips. [more inside]
I need help simplifying the styling of Word Documents that I receive from other people. Are there any specific addons that might help me accomplish these goals? [more inside]
Are there any managed Fast Ethernet switches that are quiet enough to share an office with? [more inside]
Where in London to take a Lexus for MOT and service/repairs? Alternatives to Lexus official dealers, or your recommended Lexus dealers, welcomed.
Please recommend fiction writing/critique groups in Chicago. [more inside]
I miss my tuba... Can someone point me in the direction of what I should be looking for in a tuba/baritone? [more inside]
I'm participating in a wedding shortly and am thinking of buying a tuxedo online, then having it locally altered in Toronto. Has any one had experience or tips in doing this? Is it worth my time (and money) to buy online? [more inside]
I dropped the ball on this one....year anniversary. Is there anyway to win her back? [more inside]
My touch lamp has the same vibrating static electricity feeling that my massage clients used to have. Why?
My touch lamp has the same vibrating static electricity feeling that my massage clients used to have. Why? [more inside]
How do sizes of asics onitsuka tigers compare to adidas? [more inside]
Where can I find more information on web service best practices? [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting topics that incorporate the fields of Spanish and Linguistics [more inside]
Why am I freezing all the time? It's not my thyroid. [more inside]
Help me figure out what happened to this little girl. [more inside]
Help me choose a printer in NYC for my business cards. [more inside]
I (think I) need a furniture appraiser in New York City. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a place that rents out soft boxes/umbrellas for outside rentals in Boston. (Studio Photoshoot)
I'm trying to find a place that rents out soft boxes/umbrellas for outside rentals in Boston. I have a studio in my school that I am using for photo shoots but I do not have a soft box nor an umbrella which I desperately need. I am wondering if there are any places that rent them out for a day or two. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
I am looking for other songs that use the 45 King's "900 number" sample, other than "Let me clear my throat". [more inside]
My husband and I have been together for 9 blissful years, and the only blight on our happiness is being apart for 60ish hours a week, due to our office jobs. That's too many hours. Can you help us think of creative solutions? [more inside]
What is the going rate for the Tooth Fairy? [more inside]
I need a reputable source for this quote (or something similar): "The only unnatural act is the one that cannot be performed." Any ideas? [more inside]
I'll be visiting SF soon (yay, visiting mefi friends!) and want to go biking on an MTB trail. I've found a few internet resources on biking around SF but I have a few particular constraints that make me require your help. [more inside]
Where can I find pictures of dead firefighters? [more inside]
How can I get a news feed out of my facebook group and into an external website? [more inside]
If you believe climate change is real, bad, and man-made: does that mean it's wrong to take a flight or drive a car? Are there any reasonable excuses?
What grade of titanium are Walmart wedding bands? I'd like a CP grade ring, since I understand aircraft grades can't be cut off. I've read that they should be stamped "CP", and I'm also wary of a ring coming from China with lead in it or worse?
Rear heated windscreen on Ford Fiesta (UK) has stopped working. I've checked the fuses; is there anything else I should try before phoning the garage?
How is this website disabling copypasta (Copy / Paste - Seems to just be replacing all copied content with a '*') in my browser? Can somebody pull the offending code for me and possibly explain how they are manipulating the whole browser and not just this web page?
Looking for things to see and places to go in Poland and the Czech Republic. [more inside]
Kitchen Rennovations - Commercial stainless steel benches versus second hand fitted kitchen - please advise. [more inside]
What US cities have a strong, diverse software industry, multicultural makeup, affordable housing, and walkable neighborhoods? [more inside]
Tell me some great, effective ways to market my dog training business. For example, how do I promote myself to veterinary clinics who don't know me yet? What will really help me get my name out there? [more inside]
Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy? [more inside]
I am looking for a web-based database application that I can run on my own servers. [more inside]
Gumbo. Recipes, tips and tricks, please. [more inside]
I'm having a 25th birthday party, and need a yakiniku grill for it. Where can I get one?! [more inside]
What would an Obama Presidency mean for the business process outsourcing industry? [more inside]
How do I rate my skills when preparing a resume/job application? [more inside]
Is there any place in Chicago where a stereotypically starving artist can use Final Cut Pro and/or other video production tools for free or cheap? [more inside]
JournalArticleFilter: The journal article I need is unavailable from my school's e-journal system for another 4 months. Searching otherwise is fruitless. So I go where all desperate people go. Metafilter, please help me find the PDF for this article, like you have done before.
Driving from Charlotte, NC, to Holden Beach, this July: warnings, advice, cool places to show the kids en route, anecdotal musings all appreciated... [more inside]
Can you recommend books, movies, or essays with good portrayals of friendships or people's social circles? [more inside]
Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
Interesting, unique and quirky things to do and see in Glendale, AZ in the 3 days leading up to the Superbowl next Sunday... [more inside]
Help me find a movie I only remember a few details about: dude with a car, collecting pieces to a prize, possibly post-apocalyptic. [more inside]
What is it called when you can't imagine the past or the future? [more inside]
I'm working on a job application to work at a theatre and events company in the UK. It asks me for three websites I admire and to give the reasons why. What sites should I put down? [more inside]
I am changing careers at the moment and am looking to get into technical writing possibly. Of the software that are industry standards (FrameMaker, RoboHelp) it all seems to run only on windows. I have a pre-intel Mac but would still love to get my feet wet, any suggestions? [more inside]
My 8 lb dog just swallowed a 200 mg chelated magnesium tablet (67% as magnesium amino acid chelate, 33% as magnesium oxide.) Should I rush him to the emergency vet or just wait and see what happens? Thanks very much.
Help me find some great or good scifi watchables. [more inside]
What's a simple way to broadcast video of my new baby to my parents? [more inside]
I want to hear from women who have given birth using narcotics and analgesics via IV as pain relief. [more inside]
How can you find out if a certain independent film will be coming out in a wide release? [more inside]
For windows batch files, is there a way to automatically close dialog boxes that open as a result of a windows program producing an error? [more inside]
My friend and I saw this lovely carved-wood head with a crown (picture) at the American Museum of Natural History in the hall of African artifacts. Now we're curious about it and its European-looking crown. Why did people make this? [more inside]
What is the etiquette of dealing with commission (commissioned?) salespeople? [more inside]
How do I pick pants I will like for business? [more inside]
I bought these suede moccasin slippers at Target back in November. My local store no longer carries them, and target.com says they are out of stock. Where can I find them (or at least shoes similar to them)? [more inside]
Where can I learn German online through an actual school/university? [more inside]
I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
Help me think of gifts for a small group of very special people. [more inside]
Canadian Phone Question: I'll be leaving my city and province for a year, and I'd like to make sure that I have the same phone number when I return as when I left. What are my (cheapest) options? [more inside]
What was the dance song I heard this week on Miami radio that had a few sax notes in the chorus? [more inside]
Ran across the card game Ekklesia: The Congregating and was wondering if a similar game had ever been professionally produced. [more inside]
How long can chicken be frozen and remain good (as in not dangerous) to eat? Thanks
What can I do with my old wetsuit? [more inside]
[TaxReturnFilter] Should I file my tax return before this economic stimulus package is passed through Congress? [more inside]
Where can I buy a UV flashlight in downtown San Francisco? [more inside]
Please point me to some of the best-produced stage production musicals available on DVD. [more inside]
I'm looking or the name, and possibly other information on a five or six part sci-fi series that aired in the mid nineties, I think on the BBC (not sure). It was set in London/UK and dealt with repercussions of various theorised technological advancements. [more inside]
Can I use my hose (regular water hose) to significantly melt the pile of snow and some ice in my driveway? [more inside]
I've been using Mail.app with OS X Leopard as a front end to my Gmail account. And it works great, for the most part. Unfortunately it seems to download both my "Inbox" and also the "All Mail" folder from Gmail. This has the effect of increasing the amount of messages in Mail.app significantly, and I want it to stop. [more inside]
I was sure I remembered that Geraldine Ferraro cried during the 1984 presidential election, and that the media made the event into a symbol of why women are too weak to hold national office, but now I can't find a headline or news article from that time that mentions her crying. Am I getting this mixed up with Pat Schroeder's famous breakdown when she dropped out?
So, let's just assume I got an internship for this small radio station and I want to start a segment introducing listeners to great Jazz music in movies - can be both specifically written/performed for the particular movie or a song/track that existed previously and was used prominently in the movie. [more inside]
Is there an online photo service which will mail my custom baby announcements directly to the recipients? [more inside]
I photograph very poorly. [more inside]
What are the best options for wireless original xbox controllers? Ditto for PS2? [more inside]
Bi-amping two cheap Sonic Impact T-amps — is it worth it? [more inside]
Looking for a condo/villa/hotel room rental in Costa Rica... [more inside]
What are some things that humans do, that no other animal species does? [more inside]
What's the closest it's possible for a civilian to get to a live nuclear weapon?
Attachment Disorder in Adults - Are there any resources out there? [more inside]
I need help in trying to find hidden assets of my soon to be ex--he has gone to the Caymans, and I had heard that I may be able to trace fund transfers somehow through Homeland Security? Any suggestions of how to proceed?
Is there any way to encrypt an archive so that everyone (PC and Mac, maybe Linux) can open it without installing additional software? [more inside]
I recently found that a wide range of candies get called bonbons, and now I'm curious about the different meanings for "bonbon", and what times and places they're connected to.
I'm in the market for some Yerba Mate, either online or in a store. My options in the real world are Bloom, Farm Fresh, and The Fresh Market... but it seems like I might be able to find a better deal online. Is there something like Adagio for tea that has mate (cheap + good, of course) in the loose leaf state?
In Shadow of the Torturer, what's with... [more inside]
Should I tell my ex-girlfriend that the reason I broke up with her was because I had feelings for someone else?
I recently broke up with my girlfriend. The reason I ended it was because I realised that I had been gradually developing strong feelings for one of her close friends (and it’s very possible that her friend had feelings for me). My feelings for her friend were not going away and this was causing me a lot of hurt. I felt that the right thing to do was to break up and walk away from the whole situation. Will the truth allow my ex to move on or will it just upset her unnecessarily? [more inside]
I want to become a therapist. What kind of degree should I get? [more inside]
How can I get wordpress to show a post as though it had been published in the future? [more inside]
So, thanks to the doctor, I'm on some weapons-grade antibiotics, and it looks like all the friendly symbiotic bacteria in my tract are going to be/may already have been destroyed. I guess this is sort of an opportunity, so I'm wondering, anyone have any recommendations for what to repopulate my intestines with? [more inside]
What songs evoke an earlier decade in near-perfect detail, in terms of musical style? [more inside]
Anyone know a good replacement for mikeshardware.co.uk WRT his clear, easy-to-reference industry roadmaps?
Any suggestions for places and events I could take part in to help me get out of my rut? [more inside]
Please help me find writings about the relationship between men's and women's reproductive rights. [more inside]
I remember an magazine advertisement from long ago which featured a slick chess set made out of desk drawer miscellany. The pawns were binder clips. I think the rooks were loupes. I've always wanted to see it again. Anyone else remember this and have any other information about it? What was the ad? What were all the pieces?
Would it be worthwhile to preserve a sample of my parents' DNA, with their permission, in case I ever need it for genetic testing of myself or my family? [more inside]
Recommendation for a company that will receive an eBay package in the UK and ship it to me in Canada? [more inside]
What are some examples of family sitcoms that don't adhere to the funny dad, nagging mom stereotype? [more inside]
I really like the music used in the game Team Fortress 2 (TF2). I describe it as 60's secret agent music (think early James Bond). Where can I find more music like this? Is there a sub-genre style of music that this belongs to? If you don't know what TF2 is, check out the trailers.
What if Lucifer was your co-worker? [more inside]
What is the animal with the smallest number of neurons (but more than one cell)? More specifically, is there a multicellular organism that has about 10-50 neurons, thus making its "brain" significantly smaller than that of the nematode C. elegans?
my work threw out an old g4 imac (the dome with the flat-panel type) and i took it home (with their permission). unfortunately, when i boot it up, the only option it gives me is to sign in under the admin, and i don't know that password. our IT guy wasn't too much help. [more inside]
I just accidentally ate uncooked chicken. Sigh. What happens now? [more inside]
Were produce and meat really better in the old days? How can we be sure? [more inside]
I'm looking for the plastic stand that came with the PSP Giga Pack (link within), and hoping that some nice member of the hive mind knows how to help me get one. [more inside]
Should we fly or drive from Vancouver to Toronto this spring? [more inside]
Why would a computer squeal? [more inside]
Recurring pilonidal cyst? [more inside]
I have ADD. What are some specific steps that can help me focus on getting a task done? [more inside]
I'm taking statistics math this semester, and I'm wondering if there be any geeky statistics math-related podcasts that will help me wrap my head around this tricky subject matter (and maybe even enjoy it). [more inside]
I'm looking for tips, tricks, hacks, scripts, and ideas for managing torrents using Linux. [more inside]
Help setting up OSX leopard so that my wife can see AND edit all of my iphotos and itunes files?I am the administrator. She shares the same iMac, so this is not a network sharing issue i gather. I have read about 30 articles by googling, all are either pre-leopard or way beyond the understanding of this new iMac owner...use of terminology foreign to a newbie. Thank you!
Help! I don't know what I did, but I somehow destroyed my Mac's (10.5) ability to render fonts in my LaTex document correctly. [more inside]
I'm using Movable Type and would like to begin rating 800+ things on a scale of 1 to 100. I'm hoping to rate 3 a day. My question: Is there any easy way (through a plug-in, etc) to have these rankings automatically go in some type of database that someone can sort by ranking, year, genre, or any other field I wish to fill in?
What is the name of the website that allows you to upload mp3's to its site, converts them to ringtone format, and then text messages them to your phone for free (after a delay) or immediately (for a donation)?
We're having a Super Tuesday party at our house, and we're looking for funny politically-related finger food ideas (half-moon cookies anyone?) as well as some good party names (like Super Booze-day). [more inside]
Know anything about sushi knives? I need info and recommendations. [more inside]
Aside from paying an appraiser - which I really don't want to do - is there any way I could find out anything about this chair? [more inside]
How do I contact and arrange a meeting with Ina Garten? [more inside]
NYC-vacation-rental-filter: we're on the cusp of agreeing to rent a six room brownstone in Williamsburg, but before we do, I need to know what we're getting into from people who have had similar experiences. [more inside]
I want to travel to Brisbane from Melbourne via the Newell Highway. I have done thisn drive many times before, but non stop. I have a young family now and would like to break the trip up. [more inside]
What movies should any person in their right mind have seen by now? [more inside]
What is the best online web 2.0 personal expense tracking sites? [more inside]
Help me understand my credit, please? [more inside]
Mechanic Question: Even though I just changed the clutch, it still won't start. The starter runs, the flywheel and some of the transmission is turning (I can hear it loud and clear), but it won't fire; it just spins. [more inside]
Recommendations for a good interior painter in NYC? And what do I look for in a painter? [more inside]
Does there exist a database for plants grown in the US similar to the USDA's nutrition database? If yes, can I download it? [more inside]
Recent college grad now living in the real world: what are your favorite techniques, tricks, or products to get the everyday things done?` [more inside]
Should I pay for MS Word just to make my job hunt easier? Although I have MS Word at work, at home I only have WordPerfect 12 and I don't want to have something round filed because a recruiter didn't like the format. There appears to be a free trial version of Word. Would I be able to use that for a resume?
A family friend recently died and left me and my sister $25,000 each. Now what? [more inside]
How do I avoid paying customs on a package I'm shipping back home? [more inside]
Are polaroid 690's fragile? [more inside]
My friend is a singer/songwriter who would like to tour Scandinavia. How would he go about doing this? [more inside]
Over the last year (I am 36) I have experienced some disturbing effects related to my drinking even a small amount of alcohol (two drinks or so). The odd thing is, I am only adversely effected some of the time... [more inside]
Please help me figure out why my car won't start, and whether I can fix it myself. [more inside]
World Geography Quiz? (?seen on mefi in the last 5 weeks?) - Involves putting flags close to locations
World Geography Quiz? (?seen on mefi in the last 5 weeks?) - Involves putting flags close to locations [more inside]
Can I convert a traditional bed into a platform bed? [more inside]
Beginner's sewing: Please guide me to the most simple, step by step instructions on how to sew simple garments from simple patterns with a sewing machine.
what brand / model sunglasses are corey delaney's infamous sunglasses? and where can i find a pair? see them here
Tell me about your experience with investment partnerships. (Multiple questions inside.) [more inside]
Why is the fan on my Toshiba laptop almost continually blowing? The computer doesn't seem particularly hot, and the constant on/off noise is annoying. Anybody know how to fix this?
I'm having a birthday pool party (indoor) with a group of 20 kindergarten-age kids. They'll be in the water most of the time, but they'll be in a charming little holding cell for the first part of the party. Any suggestions for an activity or craft that would work well in this situation? [more inside]
My friend recently moved to Portland, OR to go to grad school. I've sent her some guide books for the area, but I'd also like to give her a subscription to a weekly events-type magazine. I'm in NYC and I get a lot out of reading Time Out: New York -- listings of restaurants to try, shows to see, bands playing, etc. I don't think Time Out prints a Portland version, so I'm looking for suggestions from the masses here. Is there something similar to (or even better than!) Time Out:NY for Portland? Thanks!!
How do I give my computers subdomain names on my local network? For example, mylaptop.mynetwork.com, mydesktop.mynetwork.com, momslaptop.mynetwork.com, kids.mynetwork.com and so on? Do I have to set up some kind of local DNS or is there an easier way to do it in the router? I am not concerned at this point about being able to access the subdomains from the WAN although that would be handy later. It's the LAN I'm interested in. (Obviously I am using Bonjour right now but for I want to use the subdomains too). I own mynetwork.com and it points to a static IP. My LAN router is firewalled behind that. It's a WRT54G running DD-WRT. I have a spare computer I could run DNS on but I'd rather not have to do that. Everything is Macs running OS X, mostly Leopard.
Where can I get a good cheap lunch in Jamaica, Queens while I'm on jury duty? [more inside]
I am on the trailing edge of a bout of flu, and I have a persistent bitter taste when I drink any fluids. Doesn't seem to be there when I eat things, only drink them. Has anyone else experienced this? When do I get my taste-buds back?
Greek history: one of Archimedes' predecessors? [more inside]
My first-grader has pain in his right ear. It was keeping him up last night but the pain went away after a dosage of Tylenol. For the past week he's had a cold but the ear pain began just last night. Does anyone have advice for how to proceed with this thing I suspect is an ear infection? Our clinic is closed until Monday, and that is also the earliest I could get him to his chiropractor (he sees one since he painfully overextended his back on a waterslide last summer--but I hear chiropractors can help with ear infections too).
I'm trying to define the difference between a loving, helpful action and a romantic action. How would you define romance, and what would you consider to be romantic? [more inside]
Young New Zealand girl seriously wants to go to George Washington University to study a Masters of Forensic Science next year. That's all I know. That's pretty much all she knows .....but she wants to know more. What should she know? [more inside]
Why do some actors use their own names in TV shows? [more inside]
When do you need to start worrying about acid reflux and your lungs? [more inside]
How can I use Amtrak to get to a good backpacking spot? [more inside]
I just asked for too much at a job interview. Did I screw up? [more inside]
What's the best way to find out who owns an apartment in New York City? A relative of mine has been offered a sublet, but the circumstances seem very shady. [more inside]
So I saw a best friend's leg adorned by another best friend's fiance's hand. This is not the first time I have witnessed this, but it is the first I have independent verification. [more inside]
I now have a week before I start work and I am really, really desperate to quit smoking once and for all. [more inside]
Help me plan a really romantic date... [more inside]
I'd like to start listening to my podcasts in m'car. [more inside]
Car systems randomly shut down a week and a half after purchasing it. How can I get the dealership to take it back? [more inside]
I'm in somewhat-central New Jersey on business. I just found out that I will be stranded in a hotel all weekend and would much rather get to Manhattan, Atlantic City, anywhere but here (there is literally nothing here, the nearest Wawa is like a five-minute drive). I know the region in general has great train service, but have a couple of questions about it. [more inside]
Brand new iMac -- After I set up Parent Controls on a new account, my dashboard disappeared. I can't get it back. I found a long thread on the subject at apple.com, but none of the solutions worked for me. So - here is my question about Time Machine... [more inside]
How do you get a good amount of chewing gum out of a clothes dryer most efficiently. [more inside]
Newbie--never thrown a punch before--wants to work out with a heavy bag... [more inside]
Oranges make me sweat. You? Know why? [more inside]
How can I write better short stories (science fiction) [more inside]
Why does everything start with an "i" ... like "iFrame" or "iPod"? What the hell does the "i" stand for?
I'm living in a motel for another week and am tired of only having carry out food. What kind of yummy food can I make to feed myself? I have a microwave and a small fridge and access to a grocery store but would like to avoid buying too many supplies that I won't need in a week. Thanks!
It is freezing outside, and I just took inside a kitten (about a foot long). What do I have suitable for food beside milk that would not harm it? What can I improvise for a litter box? I do not want to go out shopping for cat stuff tonight.
Do I tell my boyfriend I know his ex-wife? Their separation was particularly messy. [more inside]
How can I reign in jealousy? [more inside]
Want to be friends, but not be seen as too close at work. How do I tell her? [more inside]
Where can we go bushwalking near Melbourne that is accessible by public transport? [more inside]
When President Bush is speaking from the White House, there is a shelf with several books behind him. What are the titles of these books? Do they change with different Presidents? [Will edit if I can find a screencap, doesn't seem to be one on the internet.]
I'm seeking a W.B. Yeats poem that's as "positive" and as "universal" as possible -- specifically, that doesn't talk about death, or aging, or romantic love -- and that isn't spoken by, or addressed to, one individual who's clearly female or male. [more inside]
I'm looking for stories involving "last man on earth" type scenarios. [more inside]
Need help with an 80/20 housing issue gone mad. [more inside]
What are some amazing adventures, anywhere on the planet, that take around 3 months to do? [more inside]
Are there any good skin care products for people with very dry skin and breakouts? [more inside]
Help! What 'eight digit' number regarding my Visa credit card are the Abbey National call centre trying to get from my fiancé? We're in the UK. [more inside]
What jobs or careers match my interests? [more inside]
Please help me fit my new monitor to my crappy old computer. [more inside]
Why should I be generous? [more inside]
What are some good beginner's level woodworking books that don't require any/many power tools? [more inside]
Giant, multi-faceted, possibly-career-making project about to begin. How to reorganize my workspace so I completely kick ass, take names? [more inside]
I am looking for a quote that I heard or read recently, something along the lines of "It is pointless to struggle against overwhelming injustice; it is worse not to struggle against it" or "You ask how it is that I can expend effort fighting against an unchangeable, unjust system? I ask how it is that you can live with not doing so." I'm looking for the exact quote, and the book or essay or what-have-you in which it originally appeared that I can read for some context. [more inside]
About how many people, including contractors and their employees, are involved in building the space shuttle? [more inside]
Any Good User Support Groups for ACT! by Sage Software? [more inside]
Looking for SF Bay Area equitation schools (wanna make with the horse-riding). [more inside]
I'm looking for a bar in DC to rent out next Sunday for a combination birthday party / Superbowl party. The U Street / Adams Morgan / Dupont area is my ideal goal, but if you have the perfect location elsewhere in DC, throw it in here. [more inside]
1. Is blue antifreeze special? 2. If the coolant reservoir is half-full, can I keep driving until I can get what I need? [more inside]
How do you verify a state seller's permit/resale certificate and/or tax ID for US businesses? [more inside]
Help me find someone in the SF Bay Area (esp Berkeley) who can coach me through an elimination diet. Also, know anything about the Clearvite detox program or www.foodintol.com? [more inside]
Someone close to me has a D/s lifestyle. Are there readings/websites I can check out to give me a better understanding of these things and help me come to terms with my worries? [more inside]
Changing sparkplugs: I have a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker, with an unusual ignition coil setup, and I want to learn how to remove the coils and access my plugs. (Pictures inside) [more inside]
I have a few mysql tables that keep repeatedly getting corrupted - help! [more inside]
What should i consume immediately after a work-out ? If i'm not a fan of powdered protein ? [more inside]
I want to jailbreak my iPhone... [more inside]
I'm stuck in southern California, but I long to assert my NH roots with a "Brake for Moose: It Could Save Your Life!" bumper sticker. Trouble is, I really really want the classic yellow one, and I can't find it for sale anywhere. Help me save moosey lives!
What tequila should I buy in Mexico? [more inside]
How does Steve Albini get those metallic guitar sounds so badassedly made famous in Big Black, Rapeman, and Shellac? [more inside]
Yes I have read all these wireless router problems . I'll try and make it more interesting.... [more inside]
Does anyone know of a TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) font file rename utility for Mac OS X? [more inside]
The medial side of my ankle hurts during the first two minutes of walking around each morning. The pain quiets down after 2 minutes or so of moving around. I've had plantar fasciitis before; this feels different. [more inside]
Sydney questions: Which Sydney hostel should i stay at for international orientation week at University of Sydney? [more inside]
I'm being a very bad transhumanist by letting my body get so unhealthy over the last few years. I'd like to fix that; having just moved to the Chicago area, I'd like to find a decent gym to start working out in. My fear, however, is that I'll run into the same issue I've encountered before: signing a year contract only to let my attendance taper off (ultimately never visiting at all in the last six months). [more inside]
Driving cross-country (FL->WA) in a week and looking for advice [more inside]
HELP!!! My boyfriend and I are bumpy and ithcy everywhere!!! Nothing helps and it's a terrible nuisance. What could this be and any suggestions for remedy? [more inside]
Are there any free (and non-sketchy) services out there that would allow me to create an e-mail alias that would re-direct to 30 people? [more inside]
Don't publishers waste a significant amount of money and paper by including blank pages at the begining and end of their books? I have seen as much as six blank pages included at the begining and end of books. Now if the book becomes a hot seller and sells let's say 500,000 copies, that's 2 million blank white pages if it has as little as four blank pages. Don't publishers keep this in mind? Or is the cost of paper insignificant? The environmental factor should be considered as well as the monetary one of "wasting" so much paper.
Is there an easy way to find out the average estimated audience size of a specific podcast? [more inside]
I'm looking for software or a service that will spider my blog and return a report of all broken image links. [more inside]
EconomicPolicyFilter: I'm reading The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. It's making me angry, but I don't know whether it's making me justifiably angry. Is she right? Or is she terribly biased and distorting the facts? [more inside]
My professional association wants to hold a dinner meeting at a restaurant or hotel near the Perimeter Mall area in Atlanta, Georgia. Does anyone have a suggestion of a good location that won't cost us an arm and a leg?
What schools other than Pacifica offer a Ph.D. program in comparative mythology? My Google-fu has failed me. I understand that certain institutions offer interdisciplinary studies that can be bent in the direction of mythology, as can certain programs in English. But I can't seem to find any that offer the richness of mythological courses found at Pacifica. Surely that isn't the only university out there!
I'll be building a computer in a few months, and I have a few questions about aesthetics, case mods, and power supplies. [more inside]
My niece's mom is an alcohol/drug addict. My niece has consistent contact with her mom over the phone. Did I do the right thing in letting her know about her mom's problem? If not, can I mitigate the damage I've done? [more inside]
Is it finally OK to buy a Blu-Ray player? [more inside]
We're taking a road trip soon from Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Savannah, Georgia. What do recommend seeing along the way? Favorite food stops? Non-touristy interesting spots? Think boiled peanuts, not golf courses. [more inside]
Has anyone ever been fired for choosing Microsoft? [more inside]
Is there a site where I can see actual trust language regarding a trust that would be created to hold an inheritance for a minor child until age 25. I have been to an attorney....they ask me what I want. I won't know what I want until I see it. There are many details that need to be covered like where the money is invested and how requests for money from the kid's custodian are handled.
Is going to a tanning salon a good idea before a tropical vacation? [more inside]
How do I group values by a variable in Excel 2007? Essentially, I want to run a query. [more inside]
Suddenly I'm allergic to polyester. But.... a lot of pants and skirts and dresses out there have at least 5% polyester in them. What do I do? [more inside]
We're coming near the end of a major kitchen remodel and we'd like to show our appreciation to the foreman/carpenter by "tipping" him at the end of the job. How much? [more inside]
Are there any web sites or programs that can convert a list of titles from books, movies and video games into their respective ASIN numbers from Amazon? [more inside]
I need to schedule a task to run only on the first startup of each day. [more inside]
How many ways can I blow my sheltered American mind while visiting Japan? [more inside]
If you had a night in Manhattan with your sweetheart, what would you do? Where would you go? [more inside]
Is there a way to find out what suicide methods are common by city? [more inside]
Why did I find my garage door open this morning? I haven't opened it with the garage door opener entry pad for several days, and I know it was closed completely the last time I used it. [more inside]
I have a tendency to focus on the negative, and to be really hard on myself. And in describing my life to people (namely, women) I tend to be overly self critical. I don't think this is working for me. [more inside]
My 4 friends and I had been planning a combination 30th birthday party to be announced as our "sesquicentennial" (that is...five thirty year olds = 150 years). Now, we seem to have added a sixth honoree to the party (six thirty year olds = 180 years). So....now what do we call it? My best guess so far is after the cut. [more inside]
I've recently been appointed editor of a UK-based computer/tech magazine and website, and need to hire someone to bring the team up to full strength. In the UK, the majority of media jobs are advertised in the Guardian's Media section on Mondays, and on its companion website. However, I'd like to advertise in in other English-speaking countries but don't know where to place the ad. [more inside]
(Posted for a friend:) Appraising and selling jewelry in NYC . . . [more inside]
Know of any books that can improve my training style? [more inside]
It ought to be possible (though I know it's going to be inaccurate) to estimate the number of people earning above a certain level using a given country's GDP and Gini Coefficient. Can you help me work through the details? [more inside]
What are the 1s and 0s of computers? I.e., in what sense is it true (and in what sense is it false) to say that there are 1s and 0s in computers? [more inside]
Please give me your tried-and-tested recipies for egg-free mayonnaise. I'm holding a dinner party tomorrow and have run into a problem. [more inside]
I'm moving to Venice/Santa Monica and want to meet good, intelligent, normal people in my age group. How? [more inside]
How can I find a small, very slim-cut suit, either online or in Nova Scotia? [more inside]
Why would someone pay $500. or more for an unmodified iPhone when they can get the same thing from Apple for $399.?
Why would someone pay $500. or more for an unmodified iPhone when they can get the same thing from Apple for $399.? [more inside]
Out of state rental car driver who paid for the Loss Damage Waiver backed in to us. We have his insurance information and claim number, and also reported the incident to our insurance company, which offered to cover damages to the car. We think we'd like to have repairs covered under the rental company's LDW. Do we have the right to choose who should foot the bill? And is this a good choice? [more inside]
I'm planning on going to SXSW this year. I'll probably stay for at least a few days, maybe a week. Where should I stay? How expensive are accommodations? How far in advance must I make reservations? Are there any popular alternatives to staying in a hotel? p.s. I don't drive.
How to deal with not asking a close friend to be in your wedding because you don't think she's responsible enough? [more inside]
It's been five years. Why do I keep thinking about this girl? [more inside]
Never-ending, super itchy, flaky butt rash. What kind of doctor do I see? [more inside]
How do I get my husband to the dinner table? [more inside]
I am very much falling for a (much) older man. How do I handle this? [more inside]
I'm willing to pay for a really good tool to save a copy of a web site locally, downloading through HTTP. HTTrack isn't quite cutting it, and I need CSS background images. [more inside]
Where does my friend meet a decent guy between the age of 47-55? She has tried the on-line dating service costing $100 to no avail.
Friend with three-hour layover in SF -- help me with dinner logistics. [more inside]
Are there any small Mac applications that you wish existed but doesn't? [more inside]
Is it Possible to stream internet audio to my airport express? [more inside]
What are some good uses for spare smaller capacity SD and CF cards? [more inside]
Is there a formal name for a part of a movie that shows the same scene 3 or 4 times, sometimes from different angles or in slow motion (or both)? [more inside]
What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
How do I set up a shared blog that my parents can post to via email? (caveats follow) [more inside]
[Romantic-Mini-Vacation-Filter]: We're off to the Central Californian Coast in a few weeks. What insanely romantic activities can you suggest? [more inside]
What do I call this symptom- waking up too hot? [more inside]
Need cell phone advice for a trip to russia. [more inside]
What are best practices for storing arbitrary form data? More inside... [more inside]
Can I install (and use) a TrueType font on my computer at work without having access to the C:/WINDOWS/Fonts folder? [more inside]
Which German language singers would you recommend for those of us like French singers such as Carla Bruni and Madeleine Peyroux. I tried Ute Lemper but she seemed a tad on the heavy and intense side. Definitely looking for that cool, jazzy feel.
Which Flickr user has uploaded the most photos?
Love the two main actors but War just did not do anything for me. Are there any other Yakuza vs. Triad movies out there that are worth watching?
John O'Connor, install my Oscillation Overthruster! Or not? [more inside]
My computer used to have the ability to hibernate and sleep... now it is as if those options never existed. What happened and how do I fix it? [more inside]
I'd like to stop using plastic grocery bags, but I use them as liners in all of my garbage cans (including the kitchen, where stuff thrown in tends to be moist food detritus). Any ideas on what to use as garbage liners in lieu of the plastic bags?
Why won't Firefox reload web pages after I receive a "server not found" message? [more inside]
SciFi BookTitleFilter: Looking for the title of a juvenile sci-fi novel I once read, involving parallel dimensional travel. [more inside]
Our orange tabby's fur looks a little dark and dirty in a few spots around his paws and claws, but he keeps himself clean and no the dirt doesn't show or come off when we wipe him with a wet paper towel. What gives? [more inside]
Can you help me find funny graphs/charts to show in my university level statistics class? They don't have to be technically correct, I just want something to put onscreen while the students are coming into class. Stuff like this is ok, but SFW is preferable.
How to "text to column" a cell with multiple lines in Excel? [more inside]
Where can I purchase a Gino Valle Cifra clock? [more inside]
I'm planning a lingerie shower/bachelorette party with a pinup girl theme (e.g., Gil Elvgren, Art Frahm, etc.) Any ideas about how to work the theme into the evening? [more inside]
Can you help me decide between PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008? I am looking most specifically for info on the Sony Clie PEG NX70V ... IPAQ 4350 ... and IPAQ 2215. But advice on any of this would be immensely helpful! I did search AskMeFi, but found only info for new equipment or old posts. I'm talking used equipment instead, older but able to keep up with current software stuff. (More inside) [more inside]
What is the best Windows TIFF combiner? [more inside]
How much time does being a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) really involve? This relates to Seattle/King County. [more inside]
Can my iPhone, which was jailbroken and AnySim-unlocked with firmware 1.0.2, be made to function, jailbroken and unlocked, with any later version of the firmware? [more inside]
When I was a kid (about 9-10 years ago), I came across what I can only describe as an Adult Historical Biographical Graphic Novel. I read it that one day and never found it again. More info in Explanation. [more inside]
What text(s) should I read for a substantial (but not daunting) introduction to Jung? [more inside]
My sister has been a vegetarian for several years. She's contemplating eating meat again. Is there a safe way to do this that won't destroy her stomach?
How do I make salmon "cakes"? [more inside]
Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me? [more inside]
Statistics-n-facts Filter: I have a whole bunch of queries regarding a variety topics. So far my search for answers has been fruitless, and so I was wondering if A) you happen to know the answers to the included questions and/or B) can refer me to a website that might be able to help? [more inside]
i am trying to take the RCA output from my original xbox, plug it into the RCA input of my Vista HP 'media center' desktop, and play xbox, watching on my new desktop monitor and listening through the audio out of the computers sound card. [more inside]
I need some long-distance-specific suggestions for a Valentine's day gift. I'm in San Francisco; she's in Australia. [more inside]
We're looking for a good online tax withholding calculator. Our 2008 income will be much higher than 2007, and we've only filed jointly once before (newlyweds). [more inside]
Please help me determine if the YMCA is the right fit for me. [more inside]
Buying refrigerators for the lab: is there a good reason not to go with consumer models? [more inside]
Help me manage other peoples projects.... [more inside]
PC laptop diagnostics and repair in L.A.: Recommendations, please. [more inside]
Where should I put my garden? [more inside]
Help me find a PDA that syncs with Office 2007. [more inside]
Two year lease (new, used or swap) vs. buying a used car with the definite intention of getting rid of it after two years? [more inside]
Questions about child abuse and the statute of limitations (unpleasant details inside) [more inside]
How do you get over being paranoid about driving? [more inside]
I'm looking for the cheapest digital camera with remote shutter capability. Lets say under $400 (preferably much less). NOT wireless remote shutter, just a wire with a button. No other specs matter, I don't care about any other features. Extra points if the camera uses SD memory. [more inside]
What electrical event killed my wife's laptop and printer? We connected the printer to the laptop and...fireworks! [more inside]
From my vague description, can you tell me what this form of photography is called? [more inside]
I need ideas for a visual representation of a human rights issue. [more inside]
Has anyone ever attempted to estimate the total number of films made in Hollywood that we today consider film noir? What about other long-lived genres of the high era of the silver screen? [more inside]
Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008? [more inside]
Doctor-friend wants to join a company that invents/designs medical devices in or around NYC. Does anyone know of any such boutique companies in the area that hire doctors? [more inside]
How do you set up pub key auth for Dreamweaver's sftp client on a windows box? [more inside]
MS Excel terror. Data saved but it is still gone. Where - if anywhere? [more inside]
What are the advantages of a start-up company changing it's name? [more inside]
Ladies and Pilates - question about unintended sounds during class. I know it's normal but is there any way to clamp down to quiet down once in a while? This doesn't seem to happen as much during yoga, and it doesn't matter if I've had sex recently or not. [more inside]
Freelance filter: How much do I charge? I've not done this type of work freelance style before. [more inside]
Which jobs/careers require an examination as the starting point of employment? I'm not looking for careers that require some sort of professional accreditation like passage of a bar exam or certification. I'm thinking more along the lines of the old (in the US) civil service exam. I know all about the foreign service exam and am curious what else is out there.
Do you work in venture capital, or have you applied for a job at a VC firm? What was the interview process like?
For nearby natives, I want to know if there are good hotels you know of near the Southampton Spa in Southampton, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
How can I prevent Google from tracking my visits to web sites that use their services (Google Analytics, AdWords, etc.)? [more inside]
I'd like to create what amounts to a photo directory in Excel, and be able to sort by last name. Is this possible? If so, how? [more inside]
I remember finding a link off AskMe for a young guy who taught himself Japanese through immersion at home, got a job in Japan, tried the same thing with Chinese? Does anyone remember this? Have a link?
How should I improve the our small publication’s production schedule/process? [more inside]
MS Excel filter: I'm editing a huge spreadsheet and Excel doesn't like my zip codes. How can I quickly fix this? more after jump... [more inside]
Two to three questions involving the pending FISA bill--specifically the immunity provisions. [more inside]
It's time to upgrade my Canon Powershot s3is. I have a specific budget and feature set, and I am looking for some opinions as to where I should go from here. [more inside]
What percentage of baseball bats sold are bought by people intending to use them primarily as a weapon or threatening object, vs. how many sold primarily for playing baseball? [more inside]
We're a small daily paper out in the west. The boss wants us to host blogs, i.e. something where any user can come to our website and sign up for a blog, hosted by us. However, as the only mildly technical person in the office, it would fall to me to run and administer and frankly I'm not sure if that's possible, given the other duties, like laying out the paper and building ads. But I'd be remiss if I didn't investigate the possibilities, so can anyone recommend a multiblog platform (where anyone can sign up to get a blog) that's fairly easy to administer? I've looked at WordpressMU, but it looks like a headache to maintain.
iBook randomly goes gray... [more inside]
Oldmoviefilter: Movie about 50 years old. Mother with four or five kids. Mother poor and dying. [more inside]
What's the best portable and self-contained PIM (Personal Information Manager) I can run on my USB stick / thumb drive?
I need to find a way to keep all of my various bits of information handy in one application on my USB drive - things like notes, to-do lists, addresses and project information - and would be very grateful for any recommendations or help you can give me :) ! I'm happy to pay for the right software so paid or free options would both be great. What I'm looking for is something that is... - Self contained: must run on, or from, the USB stick and not* require a webserver or apache to work (browser-based apps are fine if they meet this criteria) - Easy to use - Secure (a login would be ideal) - Searchable - Has checklists for my to-do items - Has the ability to write freeform text for project info / notes Do you know of a portable PIM or similar application that would fit the bill? A huge thank you in advance for taking the time to help me out :)! * Web servers, wiki's and Wordpress (so many w's!) are out of the question sadly since my work computer is in serious IT lockdown and I can't even change the apache port.
I need help finding a good, easy to use IT asset/inventory tracking software for my company. [more inside]
Can I do anything about a spammer using my e-mail address to answer ads on Craigslist? [more inside]
Say I wanted to fill the genre tags of my whole mp3 library automatically. Say I trusted the last.fm community enough to use the three most used tags for a certain song/album listed there (for example: New Order's Ceremony would get "80s" "new wave" and "post-punk"). Say I wanted to do this automatically. Say I had a Mac. How would I go about this? [more inside]
Is there a SINGLE word in English preferably or in any other language for drinks or foodstuff that lay forgotten in the back of the cupboard / pantry not being used and just gathering dust?
How long does it take to detox from pain meds, specifically those taken for migraines? [more inside]
Quick Apachefilter Question: I have complete control over my setup. What is the best way to setup Apache to serve files from /home/domain.com/subdomains/of/level/arbitrary/an/ when an.arbitrary.level.of.subdomains.domain.com is requested? I cannot figure this simple one out for the life of me! [more inside]
Please suggest songs of increasing difficulty I should master on acoustic guitar for entertainment, edification or attention seeking purposes. [more inside]
Where can I find a 5- to 6-inch deep springform pan? [more inside]
Is it possible to (successfully) spray-paint a rubbermaid storage tub that would sit outside and be exposed to the weather? Alternative suggestions for sprucing up a plastic storage tub welcome! [more inside]
I'm looking for a freeware Windows bandwidth monitor that can be minimized to an icon sitting in the taskbar that displays a graph (think Process Explorer-style) of the up/down bandwidth. [more inside]
Help me figure out the name of a song I just heard on NPR... [more inside]
I need some advice/encouragement/something. Am I really burning out at age 21? Big, melodramatic details follow. [more inside]
My friend is interested in a career in sleep/dream research, but isn't sure where to start. [more inside]
Office 2007 (Professional Plus) filter: Why are the Ribbon and other program icons/interface disproportionately stretched? [more inside]
How can I record phonecalls taking place on my cell phone? [more inside]
Did the rules governing the high jump change because of what gymnasts were able to do? [more inside]
can a paranoid schizophrenic be put in prison for having an attack in a bank and tearing up the place? No one was injured, but I did destroy many tables, chairs and television sets before I was detained. I was having both auditory and visual hallucinations.
Where should we go for a long weekend within a few hours of Chicago to learn the art of cheesemaking?
Is it worth refinancing my auto loan since the Fed made a cut? My current interest rate is 3.90%, can I do better than that, and if so, where?
Help me think in terms of programming metaphors. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with or tips on installing Perl without root privileges? [more inside]
Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
my room mate just got a dog and wants to pick up a crate. She has a few questions .... [more inside]
I need to make a presentation of some photos. I use a MacBook pro. I need some sort of Flash picture viewer, something slicker than iPhoto. It doesnt have to be for online, just something i can show people on the laptop. I have tried downloading Simple Viewer, and for the life of me can't get it to work. Is there something easier, with just a drag and drop your jpegs into a box style thing?
How do I get my linksys wireless USB stick (model: wusb54gc) working with linux (xubuntu)? [more inside]
I enjoy the old Japanese goth band Malice Mizer, mostly the stuff from later in their career. I can take or leave their fancy outfits, but I like the musical style - this is a prime example: ( youtube video ) What other bands play music that is similarly 'cathedral rock'?
Help me look good in a photo accompanying a news story. [more inside]
is there any way to know for sure if i was pregnant/miscarried several years ago? [more inside]
Why am I, in my 40's, suddenly breaking out like a teenager? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a pair of Warmbat Gecko Grip Tall boots in New York City. Further explanation inside... [more inside]
I'm doing research in prep for some small batch distillation of corn liquor/moonshine. (For educational purposes only.) Very specific question inside. [more inside]
What's the easiest way for me to host files for friends to download directly off my computer? I'm running Ubuntu 7.10. [more inside]
I want to get a small aquarium. What are the types of fish that are the cheapest and easiest -- read: low maintenance -- to take care of in terms of feeding, changing the water, etc, but at the same time, are pretty to look at? Any additional advice on tanks/filters is welcome too.
I would like to begin the three year long process to adopt a child internationally. I am located in the state of Illinois. What kind of requirements will I need to fulfill through the homestudy? [more inside]
How can I use the data connection for my Blackberry Curve on my iPod Touch? [more inside]
How do I get creditors to stop calling me by mistake? [more inside]
What laptop should I buy for $2K? What should it come with? [more inside]
Should I/how do I repair my favorite Puma sneakers? They're black leather with black suede on the toes, sort of like cap toes, but right where the suede meets the rubber sole they've gotten quite worn. I guess I must scrape them on the sidewalk often, right in that spot. Otherwise they're in good shape, the only decent commuter shoes I have. I could afford it, but I hate to buy a new pair already, it seems like such a waste of resources to just keep buying new shoes. Is there a way I could get them fixed instead? (And if you know a place in the DC area, that'd help too!)
What should I do with the $5k I have sitting in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas pension plan now that I'm starting a new job with no retirement plan to roll it over into? [more inside]
SQL/DBMS ninjas please help! How can I replicate my current abilities at a new company from scratch?
Some colleagues and I will soon be leaving our current employer and starting a new company. How can I best replicate our current relational database/SQL abilities from scratch? [more inside]
Blotchy skin. Is this familiar to anyone? [more inside]
What are the websites, software, books, desks, tools and errata you find the most useful and efficient for your work, and why are they so much better than the competition? Brownie points if they're good for students, and are free--but hey, list them all. [more inside]
Where should we stay if we want to hit as many as possible national parks in Utah? [more inside]
What are some reputable resources on the deleterious health effects of low frequency sound / vibration? [more inside]
Please link me to a picture of a hip and cool swimming pool railing.
I'm looking for those songs that, when they come on, everyone in the room starts singing along to...for inspiration, think the Tiny Dancer scene in "Almost Famous"...
Where can I find an online video or audio clip of Steve Martin's monologue where he talks about "You can be a millionaire!"
How can I give my girlfriend an engagement ring with a stone made of moon rock? [more inside]
Can you turn a bad school into a good school? [more inside]
Can you recommend a plus-size clothing store in Capetown? [more inside]
Is it necessary to include ® or ™ symbols on every instance of a logo or brand name? [more inside]
When I saw Ratatouille in theatres, I'm fairly certain that all the printed text in the film was in English. But watching my (Canadian, FWIW) DVD the other night everything was now in French. Is my mind playing tricks, or did Pixar alter the movie while I wasn't looking?
GadgetFilter: Searching for a smartphone that does WiFi and can run Skype Mobile, preferably for Sprint. Anybody tried this? [more inside]
When I'm battling an infection/virus for a few days, my body temperature climbs as the sun goes down. My village elders tell me this is normal. Why do fevers get worse after sundown, but subside in the morning?
Has anyone extensively used ArchiCAD 9 on Mac OS X 10.5? I'd like to upgrade to Leopard from Panther if I can be sure it will work fine, and I'd rather not have to upgrade to ArchiCAD 11.
How do you avoid looking down cleavage? [more inside]
In the movie Paprika by Satoshi Kon one of the tropes was a website that would show specific content at a specific time. While I'm sure this is possible, is it easily implementable? Better yet, is there an downloadable script or somesuch that I can use on my website? Can a page be time-locked?
"How do we get to Jupiter? And do it cheaply..." [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a wonderful short break near Bath, UK? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online, free address book that my partner and I can share -- so we should both/each be able to log in to access it, rather than it being linked to just one person's email address. Bonus if it provides a good way to handle address-book entries for, say, a married couple (i.e., two people in one entry), and bonus if the user can choose/configure which fields any given entry contains. Must be usable on a Mac, preferably w/ Safari.
Getting started in go-kart racing at an old (for the sport) age. Where to start? [more inside]
Novice Travel photography. I'm just learning how to use my fancy new SLR that wife purchased for, among other things, our big three week trip to Italy coming up soon. I've been before; wife has not. So having seen the things we are going to see, I want to make memorable pictures to have while she soaks things in. SO the questions is: what skills, techniques or tricks should I learn and practice with and what traveling issues should I be aware of with my camera and camera bag? (Italy advice also welcome.) [more inside]
Is it true that when I get a NY state non-driver ID card, they won't ask me to prove my street address? According to the DMV's list, my passport plus my social security card are enough to get me a state ID. Neither of those two things shows a street address (and I have no proof of my address, and I've never had a driver's license or non-driver ID). Does this mean I could just write my address (or for that matter, any NY state address!) on the form at the DMV?
Where can I find wide-wale corduroy pants to fit leggy thin me? [more inside]
Suggestions for movies, TV, or visual media that feels like a Dashboard Confessional song sounds? [more inside]
I need to transcode QuickTime files for Windows Media Pplayer that works on both XP and Vista. I know macs like the back of my hand, but SQUAT about windows. [more inside]
How can my husband collect unemployment benefits for temporary layoffs, in Illinois? [more inside]
I’ve been at my current job – as a temp – for over a year. I want and need a more permanent job, but I’m concerned that my temp status might look bad to prospective employers. [more inside]
Where can I find a site dedicated to modern or classic home mechanisms... [more inside]
How do I find a list of publicists for stars of the theatrical stage or screen? Basically, I can be a hero if I can find celebrities currently in London, England recognizable to a Canadian audience. We need to hire them for a charming bit on our show... but the ones on our short list have not turned out. Therefore, I am now looking to get in touch with an appropriate publicist who has LOTS of clients and who can make suggestions as to who we should use, and then give them to us. [more inside]
Are there deployed soldiers blogging about the US elections? [more inside]
I want to learn gross anatomy. Help me find a cadaver. [more inside]
Where to find an on-demand Korean Air video about Asian fermented foods? [more inside]
We've all basically acknowledged that Canadian cell/mobile industry players are wankers and price themselves waaay too high for what we get. So until they get their act together I'm going to be cheap on my next purchase/plan. [more inside]
I want to write a Flash or HTML Telnet client that would run locally in Windows. Is this possible? [more inside]
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
I share a Vista machine with my wife, and I use the last.fm client in my account. My wife isn't a last.fm user, but the client keeps popping up in her account and prompting her to sign up. How can I suppress this? The last.fm forums, strangely, are no help.
Giftfilter: please help me blow my sister's gift out of the water! [more inside]
Help me find a standalone user friendly GPS unit that can have addresses or contacts loaded from a computer. [more inside]
Anyone have recommendations for a good mechanic in the DC/MD suburbs area? [more inside]
What makes a good classical musical recording? [more inside]
URLs with ampersands (&) screwing up my website database calls. [more inside]
Help me choose between realtors to sell a condo.
We have about six months to sell our condo, and have interviewed three real estate agents. All have experience in the area and a good sales record, all market with detailed listings on the main sites, but have somewhat different approaches. How do I decide? [more inside]
We have about six months to sell our condo, and have interviewed three real estate agents. All have experience in the area and a good sales record, all market with detailed listings on the main sites, but have somewhat different approaches. How do I decide? [more inside]
CoffeeFilter: Will recycling coffee through my coffee maker create a Super Coffee? [more inside]
Can you explain Structured Notes to me? Somebody suggested these as an investment vehicle that minimizes risk while magnifying the potential for gain. That's the kind of talk that makes my BS meter go off, and searching online produces a bunch of investo-speak that's probably clear if your a finance person but seems designed to muddy the waters of understanding for everybody else. Using non technical language, can you tell me what they are, what/who they're good for and what/who they are wrong for?
Since the weekend, everytime I swallow I get an intense pain in my esophagus. What's that about? [more inside]
Trying to set up a development environment on my Macbook (running latest Leopard). I have VMware fusion running Debian etch, set up perfectly with the requisite LAMP stack. The problem is, I'd like to have Debian's /var/www/ available to OSX for actual editing. I've tried setting up NFS, but to no avail (though I'm admittedly novice at this sysadmin stuff). [more inside]
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline?
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline? [more inside]
I need 4 backgrounds (ideally of the same scene) for powerpoint each depicting one of the four seasons. They are to be the backdrops for a skit where two people meet at a bus stop regularly to chat. AskMe, can you help?
how do you keep fingernails clean? [more inside]
Please help me describe (diagnose?) my vision problem for the next ophthalmologist I see... [more inside]
Why does my computer monitor "go dark" between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. each day? During that time, I've tried unplugging both the monitor and the computer and turning them back on. I've also tried moving the mouse, hitting keys on my keyboard, and pushing every button on the monitor. Restarting the computer (by unplugging it and plugging it back in) causes the computer to make noises like it's rebooting. But the monitor still stays black, as if it were in power save mode or something. Pushing the monitor's power button doesn't do anything except change the light on the monitor from yellow to green. It'll automatically turn itself back on around 8:00 the next morning. Frankly, I'm out of ideas here. Help? [more inside]
Why is my dog freaked out by my box fan? [more inside]
What's the best way to get the smell of tea in the room or all over the House? [more inside]
Alternative (to Itunes) music transfer service for the Ipod Classic that doesn't suck? [more inside]
I'm in a second floor apartment with touchy neighbors. How do I play DDR more quietly? [more inside]
MeFites, please recommend a specific brand (a product or service, not a company) with easy access to key market information such as market size, market share and competitive scope. [more inside]
After watching BBC Horizon last night (a copy of the Prof. Hebb sensory depreivation experiments of the 60’s) a past thought came back to me. I am fascinated by double (and in the case of Agent Zigzag triple) agents – Philby, Burgess, Ames, Gordievsky…the list goes on and on. I recall reading George Blakes book ‘no other choice’ and remember being profoundly struck by the both psychological and physical torture he received for a period of three years during his captivity in Korea [more inside]
I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
Is it appropriate to shop around for a psychiatrist? [more inside]
I have just been offered a staff position at a large University of California campus. Given that my current job is with a small (employees<15) consulting company in the technology field, and given the current national (and global) economic situation; is a UC job more likely to be stable in the next 5 years when compared to one in a small tech company? Also, what's it like to work at a UC? [more inside]
I'm a mid-20s male in the East Bay. I don't have health insurance, but am thinking about getting some. None is available through work. What are my best options? [more inside]
Best clothing for traveling in South East Asia in April and May? [more inside]
I'm thinking about voting in the Alabama primary. This is something I've never done before. I'm already registered as a voter. I didn't vote in the last election but I did vote in the two (presidential elections) before that. According to UAB's Kaleidescope, I should register by January 25th. Is this the same registration as the last time I registered (for the general elections)? Should I register again? Should I just show up at my voting location? I haven't moved or anything. [more inside]
What did doctors know about the brain in 1945? How would you describe brain injuries at that time? [more inside]
I'd like your real-life testimonials for wrinkle treatments that actually work. Bonus points if your skin is brownish. [more inside]
What did you do to change from poor to rich? [more inside]
The back of my head is getting pins and needles / partial numbness like it is 'falling asleep' from the blood circulation being cut off. Does that mean the blood circulation is going to get cut off to my brain also? [more inside]
Just tonight, I saw this spider in front of my neighbors apartment. it didn't move, and I didn't want to make it move to be honest. Is that thing real? or am I terrified by a toy. I live in Connecticut if it helps to identify.
I just got a check from one of my personal heroes. Not a huge enough hero that I won't cash the check but how can I frame the photocopy I made? [more inside]
What should we do and where should we go to make our 15th wedding anniversary one to remember? It's in early March, and we'd like to stay in the Pacific Northwest area. We plan to take a 3-day weekend, so a bit of a drive or short flight is in order. [more inside]
I’ve been pondering becoming a vegetarian for quite sometime. This is more or less for ethical reasons but I suppose converting may also have an added health benefit. I’m in college and my diet is horrible. At 6 foot 180 pounds I’m not over weight, but I’m most certainly not very healthy with this type of diet. My current diet consists of mostly processed foods like hotdogs, chicken patties with fast food thrown into the mix 1-2 times a week. I’m ready for a change though and I’m looking for suggestions. [more inside]
I need angry music to work out to. [more inside]
I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
Recommend me some strong herbal tea? [more inside]
I need some short podcasts to listen to at work and the gym [more inside]
Can I kiss you? [more inside]
Image Management: 21 year old female wants to be able to ease into the girly arts without killing her bank account, with near zero starting knowledge. (May be long, this is several questions around one theme) [more inside]
For the past five days, I've been getting the same nuisance phone call three to four times a day: Phone rings, I answer. Male says "Hello, could I speak with Mike please?" and the line goes dead before I can get a word in edgewise. Caller has a vaguely Scandinavian accent, with the same inflection every damn time. I suspect it's a recording. What the hell is going on? [more inside]
What are the legal ramifications for the crew members (camerapeople, producers, etc.) of a show like Intervention when the "stars" do illegal things? [more inside]
I need help finding goals and dreams for my life [more inside]
Help, I think I'm getting shin splints! [more inside]
I have been planning to move out-of-state for the last few years, and the time is getting closer, I'm almost ready to do it. I am currently on a lease for 2 more months, and I am going to the new state this week to check things out, go on some job interviews, and meet with possible roommates. But their are some problems that are making things difficult to coordinate. [more inside]
I'm worried that my male friend might be in some sort of abusive relationship. He's my best friend and seems to have been in a "spend all time with new GF and not call or visit friends" mode for 3 months, and we are all far past the teenage years. [more inside]
Where would you visit in the lower 48 during the month of MARCH for a long weekend? Through an airline bungle, I have two tickets to use. The whole trip will be 4-5 days. What events, conferences, shows, etc. are going on in MARCH that you would love to travel for? Alternatively, we could just do great "get away" spot that doesn't cost a fortune. Take me off the beaten path, folks. Show me the way. Background re ticketholders: He is an Apple geek engineer with a Pruis, she is an art/history buff and foodie that works in the legal field. Both live in Northern California.
I'm going to Western Australia and am trying to decide whether to find a hotel in Perth, or in nearby Fremantle. I want to be close to the best restaurants and sightseeing spots and am looking for an area with some charm and character. Which is the better place to stay? Any tips on cool places to see, eat, etc.?
Help me restore and properly care for my wooden furniture. [more inside]
Software to ABX audio files (on a Mac)? [more inside]
I want to start doing my own recordings. Does anyone have any experience/information about a machine called Zoom H4? Its seems suspiciously cheap (here in Sweden) for what it proclaims to offer - 2 built-in condensor mikes, small and portable, fits in your hand, recording on 4 tracks, CD-quality sound, can run on batteries etc Is this what am looking for? Or are there some major drawbacks. This is a new area for me - so grateful for any feedback. [more inside]
ModFilter: I've been dating a gal for under a month. She's great! Her birthday's this weekend. What do I get her here in Chicago? Hint: She's really into '60s mod culture. [more inside]
I have an image that I believe came from the Internet. With the digital version of this image, can I search for it online? [more inside]
Where can one get inexpensive blood work-ups in Los Angeles. [more inside]
i live two floors above the wireless router, and my powerbook can't get a strong enough signal. what's the most cost-effective solution? [more inside]
Excel 2003 question -- why do some of my cells show ####### in the contents? [more inside]
Help me find sites where I can meet up with other people interested in developing software for fun or for profit [more inside]
My ISP (Pipex) seems to cripple torrents. When I use Hotspot Shield it seems to get around whatever they are doing and gives me reasonably consistently speedier downloads. But Hotspot Shield has a monthly usage allowance. Are there any alternatives?
I'm seeking a wedding location in Central New York, the closer to Syracuse the better. Details beyond... [more inside]
YANMLFilter: You're not my lawyer, but I'm going to ask you for help deciphering part of the HIPAA anyway. Specifically, the bits regarding pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
CuriosityFilter: We all know that movie trailers that begin "In a world..." became so common that those three words became an in-joke thanks to Don LaFontaine. I know many spoof movies (like the Scary Movie series) have spoof-type trailers that start out with the voiceover, "In a world...". How many trailers actually have used that voiceover snippet in the beginning un-ironically, and what is the most famous one? [more inside]
What set of power tools can I assemble that will allow me to build things out of wood and will store in a closet? [more inside]
Really loving the super-wide angle, minimalist photo compositions of yosigo (Jose Javier) on Flickr. How does he do it? [more inside]
I think that I'm going to visit New Orleans in a few weeks to enjoy some nightlife and some culture, and also to get dirty, work hard, and help out in any way that I can. Specific questions about my plan inside. [more inside]
My employer wants to fire me, but I've got a little time. How do I land on my feet before I'm thrown to the street? [more inside]
My computer at work is being changed to a new server - I'm concerned about tracking of information and lack of access. [more inside]
How do I rent my house in San Francisco? [more inside]
I'm going to buy a really expensive laptop, and I'm scared. I would love it if some experienced MeFi computer experts held my hand a little bit. [more inside]
The CD/DVD drive in this Mini is dead. What's the best place to buy a replacement Mac Mini optical drive? [more inside]
Are there any terms for "atheism" or "irreligious" that aren't negative? That is, don't mean that someone is "not a believer." It doesn't matter what language the terms are in or if they're archaic or coinages that never took root. [more inside]
How many tons of CO2 should I be allowed to emit each year? [more inside]
What are the marks of a true professional? [more inside]
Where to get jewelry appraised in NYC? [more inside]
I just found a bunch of iOmega zip drive disks (the 100 meg kind) in a closet as I was cleaning it out. Obviously nobody has those drives anymore... is there a cheap, easy way to get that back, or should I just throw them out?
What should I read after Jack Ketchum? [more inside]
Recommend me some British comedy, please. [more inside]
What's the startup community like in Korea and Japan? I'm sorta wondering how I can find out how many small businesses there are (and what kind of moolah funds them) in Korea and Japan.. but just the ones that are sorta "Web2.0" or have a mostly online business. Any ideas? Are there government resources that track private companies and categorize them that way? Thanks in advance!
Is it better publicity to write an article, or to be a quoted expert in someone else's article? [more inside]
We want to get married in Gibraltar. Among the documents we have to present to the registry office is a Certificate of Non Impediment which, from what we've googled, isn't a standard US document and is a requirement to get married in most European countries. Where can the future Mr. Dada, an American citizen, get one of these?
Why don't insurance companies cover or help cover gym memberships? [more inside]
Web communities in conservative/educational climates: what are some good ones? [more inside]
[collegerenterfilter] My roommates and I were told that we were not eligible to renew our lease for next year. Can they take my security deposit? How will this effect my ability to get an apartment in the "real world?" [more inside]
My neighbor's husband is currently holed up at Riker's while his people are scraping bail money together... She's almost there and they both have asked me to cosign the bail bond or whatever it is... [more inside]
Please help me find a bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible. [more inside]
How can I generate a "visual average" from a group of digital images?
A few years ago, I saw a BoingBoing post in which a guy had taken the pixel means of Playboy centerfolds for several decades. I'd like to use the same technique and am wondering if there's any off-the-shelf (preferably free) stuff that can do that.
A few years ago, I saw a BoingBoing post in which a guy had taken the pixel means of Playboy centerfolds for several decades. I'd like to use the same technique and am wondering if there's any off-the-shelf (preferably free) stuff that can do that.
I enjoy watching What Not to Wear and find myself analyzing real people on the street through the lens' of Stacy and Clinton. Help me find a kindred website! [more inside]
Young (24) single female looking to sublet a room or share a house with strangers in a large US city. What things should I look for/insist on to maximize my chances of having a pleasant, safe, experience? [more inside]
What are some safe online pharmacies to buy cheap generic drugs from? [more inside]
Need small-as-possible, simple backpack that will fit a MacBook. I love my little Eastpak bag (like this one) but it's not quite big enough. I want something that is super-plain in dark colours that is just big enough. It doesn't have to be padded or have a special laptop slot.
[grownupfilter] What is the most unique job you've ever heard of - the one that made you say, "Damn, if I wasn't 5 years away from retiring, I'd TOTALLY do _________!" [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a great screen printer in the Kansas City metro area? (Lawrence is probably too far, but not out of the question.) Looking to do several small, high-quality, runs of 50 to 100 shirts. Willing to pay for great service and product.
Are crunches and cardio three times a week going to get rid of undesired excess fat? And how soon can I expect results? [more inside]
Need a US mailing service that will forward my mail to South America [more inside]
One often hears about the mid-thirties "sexual peak" for women. I have some questions about that. [more inside]
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed. I'm currently using WordPress and PodPress to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
I'm looking to make the switch from a cell phone and PDA to a smartphone. You are not my personal IT department, but I'd love to hear your recommendations anyway. [more inside]
How do I create full page overlay ad that covers the page when user first enter (similar to news.com)?
I'm looking for a web chat for visitors to my company's website... [more inside]
Can I crack the offline files windows creates in the winnt\csc folder? [more inside]
My 13 year old pug has congestive heart failure, she's on Lasix and over the last few days her back legs have started to tremble very badly. [more inside]
Where in the DC area would I get a custom-shaped piece of stainless steel for a kitchen countertop? [more inside]
I have lost the charger for my Palm Tungsten E. I know I can buy a replacement online, but I need to use my Palm quickly and don't want to wait for something to be shipped if I can avoid it. Most stores don't seem to stock the charger for the E, since it's an older model. My question: will the charger from any other Palm/Treo/Handspring model work with my PDA, and if so, what stores (in the greater Atlanta area) are likely to carry it?
Posting for a friend: My friend was bad about paying bills on time for a credit card over a long period of time (multiple years). It's one of the major blemishes on their credit score right now and the issuer has just decided to cancel their card. The question is, how much will the issuer canceling the credit card be on my friend's credit score, and what can they do? [more inside]
How do hotels get their artwork and how does an artist get his/her artwork into hotels? [more inside]
I'm having an intermittent problem connecting to the internet, and the problem appears to be narrowed down to one computer, as others on the network are not affected. I say intermittent because if I click links or enter a url enough times, it eventually connects. [more inside]
When John Smith, Jr. has to fill out a form that has separate boxes for first name, middle name, and surname - and no box for suffix - where does the "Jr" go?
Looking for floor type radiator heat covers. Where can I find them? [more inside]
I currently live overseas but am registered to vote in Texas. If I want to help Obama's campaign the most, should I vote in the 4 March Texas primary, or the 12 February Democrats Abroad primary?
Hot Air Balloons - Not Eco, Not Green - I find them noisy and a waste of gas - am I alone? has anyone got the science? [more inside]
Did I imagine that reference? Cloverfield got me thinking. Someone somewhere perhaps mentioned to me many years ago another "fake visual document" movie, this one involving a tv crew, a lake, a monster (or just a vague mystery?), and it might have been shot in black and white (perhaps to fake olden times?). Treat all preceding details as suspect, but feel free to go wild giving it a go. [more inside]
Pot-smoking etiquette: when someone smokes you out, how long are you obligated to hang out with them? [more inside]
Beans! I want to make a microwavable beanbag, something that I can nuke for 30 seconds or so and wrap warm around my neck - but I don't want to use beans. [more inside]
I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
Is the migration of the Perfectly Normal Beasts based on a real world occurrence?
What's the origin of/meaning behind the idiom of inviting a lady to inspect one's collection of etchings as a (euphemized/veiled?) sexual proposition? [more inside]
If you take away the typical circumstances of a spinning/indoor cycling class (energetic music/instructor) what is the actual practical difference between a spinning and a regular stationary bike? [more inside]
Given that, say, 100kg of fossil fuel is used in the making of a certain consumer product, I am interested in knowing - roughly - how much greenhouse gas emissions this might produce. Anyone know off-hand? [more inside]
What's the best way to prove ongoing transit for the purposes of Thai immigration for the least amount of money?
What's the best way to prove ongoing transit for the purposes of Thai immigration for the least amount of money?
There are wee slime trails on our carpet every morning. What's making them and how can I get rid of them (preferably without nasty chemicals...) [more inside]
Can anyone help me identify a mysterious plant or fungus from my childhood? [more inside]
Help me find a medic alert bracelet that doesn't suck. [more inside]
What are the best Wii games for klutzes? I'm looking for games that rely primarily on gross motor skills for kids and adults with limited fine motor ability, which are still fun to play. Big successes so far have been Wii Sports and Excite Truck. Notable failures are Cooking Mama and Raving Rabbids. Extra points for an E or E-10 rating. What games do your recommend?
Is there anywhere I can learn glass blowing in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
What exactly would one do as a lawyer with a background in international law (specifically human rights, refugees issues, things of that nature)? [more inside]
How do you ship furniture? [more inside]
Are there companies or agencies that arrange college tours packages for parents and teens. I'd especially like a tour where they separate parents and teens (for part of the tour/info session) and customize the college info for each group.
I'm writing a book that is heavily self-referential. How can I place markers in some other part of the document (ex: "For more information, refer to "Foo" on page "Bar") throughout the entire document and have that page Bar change as the information anchor moves around? I'm using Google Docs, but I'm willing to switch software if need be. Solution needs to be compatible with OSX.
Applying for a university summer school program, which requires a personal statement of 150 words. What could I say with such few words? [more inside]
I don't love the person I am married to. What can I do? I like my spouse but I don't 'love'. Is it wrong for me to stay with that person?
Having kids or not when you have chronic health issues: how did you decide and come to terms with it? [more inside]
My contract said "Adjunct Professor." My faculty ID card said "Adjunct Instructor." My paycheck said "Lecture/Adjunct." I never cared since this was just a two-year, part-time gig and I had no further interest in academia... but I do need to call it something in my bio. I don't have a terminal degree, suggesting and the contract was wrong and the ID card was right. I emailed the department; they said they'd check but didn't email back (I'll ask again). This was at a large private university in the U.S. I have to finalize a bio tonight -- should I just say Adjunct Instructor?
How can I repair my sump pump drainage pipes so that they'll withstand sub-freezing temperatures? [more inside]
Medical School Interview (MMI Style) Tips? [more inside]
Is there a chemical explanation for the density of an element or is it simply an innate physical characteristic? [more inside]
What has changed chemically in the process of these "long lasting gums?" Before a piece of gum would be flavorful for like 10 minutes tops. Now, I can chew on these newer gums like an hour before they are not flavorful. What happened?
What is SyncService.exe? I have a real S--L--O--W computer on my hands, and I suspect the problem is SyncService.exe. I say this because I am running only my Firefox browser, nothing else, and my CPU usage is at a steady and consistent 100%. [more inside]
How to get clue why programs are dying (XP)? [more inside]
I think I want to move to Spain for a couple of years to experience life in another country. But, as a US citizen, I don't know how I would go about supporting myself over there. Can I get a job there? Should I become a student? [more inside]
Can gas station attendants access my credit card number when I pay at the pump? Similarly, can any normal cashier/bagger/checker/etc. at a store with a self-swipe console charge my account after I have left? [more inside]
DamnTennisElbowFilter... Ok, I have tennis elbow in my left elbow. Got a cortisone shot (ouch!) about 3 months ago, but it's back...just let my elbow pain, there is... [more inside]
Can a RAID-5 array created on one computer transfer to another computer, data intact? The kicker: different SATA controllers. [more inside]
I want to share the truth of the Moon Landing with my friends... But the site is down. [more inside]
help me with an ongoing prank involving a large plastic lobster [more inside]
I have an old school Nintendo NES that I would like to use with an LCD monitor. Is there an adapter for this or am I SOL? [more inside]
How long can I put off getting my wisdom teeth pulled without ruining my teeth? [more inside]
Any ideas for a toy that is made out of two simple machines? [more inside]
Going from a LaserJet 2100 to a LaserJet 3500 has been disappointing - does that surprise LJ owners out there ? What should I do instead ? [more inside]
If someone is French Algerian, can they call themselves "Latin?" [more inside]
Looking for good online or printed travel guides featuring local indie rock venues in the American Southwest...any recommendations? Should I write one? [more inside]
What cell phone should I buy? I have AT&T. I had a Blackberry Pearl, and it just broke. I have not been that happy with it, so am considering getting a new phone. Text messaging is the feature I use most, aside from the actual phone. [more inside]
How to send the "Windows Key" over VNC from from Mac to PC? [more inside]
Is it possible to find wines similar in style to what the ancient Romans would have been drinking? Or were their vinification methods so crude that no one bothers trying?
Is it significantly safer to ride in buses without seat belts than in cars without seat belts? Conventional wisdom says yes (for example, many buses don't even have seat belts, presumably because it's safe enough without them) but is this perception accurate? Sources or statistics are appreciated but not strictly necessary.
What thank you gift to present to an unwilling interviewee? [more inside]
Carbohydrate counts for specific wines? And which labels are lowest in carbs? [more inside]
What is the best book on tarot, and on doing tarot reading? [more inside]
Despite my very best efforts, I got scammed on eBay. Now my only recourse is to sue someone who lives in Chicago, while I live in DC. I know YANML, but can people provide me with an idea of how difficult and expensive this might be? I would need to be able to subpoena information from a couple of companies. [more inside]
What is this whole no-contact rule for breakups and does it work? [more inside]
A couple of kitty questions...about microchips, tail behavior, table scraps, bonito flakes, and catnip. [more inside]
Which websites are the best at conducting vigorous, intelligent online debates and discussions? I'm especially looking for successful examples of collaborative filtering; sites where readers can quickly sort the best posts/arguments to the top of the heap. [more inside]
Please, i need links to useful web sites geared towards teaching English for pre-school kids.
I would like to have something fun delivered to my SO at their office on V-Day. What sort of fun things could I get delivered in NYC? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I have religious and cultural differences. How can our relationship work? [more inside]
I have a date tonight with someone I blew off a long time ago. [more inside]
What to do with a Rorschach ink blot set? [more inside]
I have a question about the cancer drug Sutent, and it's side effects, if anyone has any experience with it. [more inside]
Best web server/language for running remote tasks? [more inside]
I'm trying to book dinner reservations on Valentine's Day in Manhattan, as the really nice places are filling up fast. Suggestions for romantic (lacto-)vegetarian-friendly places on the UES? Budget of ~$100 per person, pre-tip. A restaurant with lots of mixed drink and cocktail options would be preferable. [more inside]
We say, we don't owe it. They say, the birthdate equals a legal signature. Who's right? (more inside) [more inside]
Is there anywhere online where I can order candy corn off-season? [more inside]
Help me better use MMC (Microsoft Management Console) for server maintenance tasks. [more inside]
Help me think up ways to soup up my tricycle riding experience. [more inside]
I have this recurring, temporary knee issue which happens and I'd like to know what it is and how to avoid it. [more inside]
How long does an allergen remain allergenic? [more inside]
I am trying to get pure-css sidenotes to work, and have run up smack against a IE6 (but not 7) css-bug. [more inside]
If Steve Guttenburg never, ever worked again, how much money would he earn yearly? [more inside]
How can I sync my calendars with linux. [more inside]
My brother is turning 10 next week and I'm at a loss for what to get him. He got all the stuff he wanted for Christmas and I want to give him some sort of experience. In the past I took him out to lunch and to the German import store to buy candy and just hung out with him for an afternoon. Problem is, this year I'm off at college in another state. What's something we can do together without actually being together? My budget is about $20.
I bought a 750mL bottle of Vodka from Safeway. The cashier forgot to remove the black plastic security alarm topper from it. Boo! [more inside]
What are those french-cafe-looking newspaper holders called? You know, the kind that holds a newspaper in a stick that can then be hung on the rack?
Does anyone remember the mind-blowingly dangerous fly-by-night birthday event management company that brought us THE MAD HATTER parties in the mid-1980s? [more inside]
Where would I look/advertise to find a improvisational keyboard player for an improv group in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
How do I change the resolution of my Macs desktop when sharing the screen and viewing on a linux machine using tightvnc? I am screen sharing my Mac Mini w/ leopard. I can log in and see the screen using TightVnc on a Linux machine. However, I can only get full resolution that is painfully slow over the Internet. The low quality options on the VNC viewer have no effect and I can't find anysettings on the Mac to lower the quality.
Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. [more inside]
Goat is delicious. What are some other ways to cook it? [more inside]
SPECIFIC, SPOILER FILLED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MOVIE "Cloverfield". If you haven't seen it and don't want to know details, ignore this thread. [more inside]
Neck kinks: What are they? How can I get rid of them? [more inside]
I have a Dell laptop running XP (sp2) with two USB 2.0 ports that until yesterday were working fine. I made no system changes, but now the top one doesn't recognize anything and the bottom only works at USB1 speeds. Is this a hardware issue? [more inside]
Windows Media Player 9 used to begin playing an mp3 as soon as you clicked the link, so you didn't have to download the entire mp3 just to start hearing it. I can't seem to get WMP11 to do this - any ideas? [more inside]
Where does RAM bank 1 (or A) live on a Dell Latitude D820? [more inside]
Potential upgrades to my aging desktop system- some advice from geeks would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Is there a legal defense fund for these kids?
What happens in Vegas, Stays In Mexico?? [more inside]
Is there a simple way to convert an XML feed into a MYSQL database? [more inside]
Do I want an Asus Eee PC? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for fake science books, or humoristic books in the style of a science book. Examples: the Haggis-on-Whey books, or J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". [more inside]
I am looking for an efficient and dependable movers or load/unload helpers in Northern VA/Metro DC area. [more inside]
Please help me find the name of the horrifying insect that scared me as a child. [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of charities that do not spend any of their budget on advertising. Is there a directory of them somewhere? I'm in the UK, but that's more of a starting off point; deserving non-advertising charities elsewhere, or lists of them, would be just as good. [more inside]
Help me retain my sanity. Those of you who have a workshop in your house, please help me find a system. [more inside]
What are some of your favorite and most creative exercises? I am looking for fun and effective things to mix up my routine. Stuff that will make the guy next to me say 'What the f*** is that?' Stuff like 'Wall Balls', 'Jumping Burpees', and 'Double-Unders'. Honestly I just like to mix it up to prevent boredom. I have already seen all the exercises on the CrossFit website. Extra points if it involves props like medicine balls and tires.
How often/How much do you spend eating out, versus eating a home cooked meal? And what percentage of your net income do these categories end up being? [more inside]
A co-worker has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Treatments have stopped and Hospice is now involved. He is 61 years old and has been working at the company for 40 years. We are an engineering firm and most of the employees are kind of... well... not the type to try (self-start) and do something for our co-worker of his family. I was wondering if there was anything I could do and/or have the office do to help, comfort, etc Obviously sending 'get well' cards is out of the question. ... I just don't know what it is appropriate. Any ideas? Thanks.
Mac OS X: External drive is dying, many corrupt files randomly strewn about it. What Mac utility can copy all the non-corrupt files to a new disk and provide a list of the files it couldn't copy? [more inside]
Is there some significance to the colors blue and yellow in Peru? [more inside]
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
Down to the wire: legal advisor to review UK employment contract [more inside]
Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
Oh god please help. MacBook hard drive failure. Oh god. [more inside]
Armchair psychologists and lifehackers: Please help me develop some basic assertiveness skills. [more inside]
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers?
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers? [more inside]
If you've been robbed, cheated, mistreated, or otherwise been a victim of injustice, how do you stop dwelling on it and get on with your life? [more inside]
Should I go to Kenya next month? [more inside]
How can I best remove long hair on carpet without breaking a vacuum cleaner? [more inside]
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet?
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommended movers for London? We are moving from Bloomsbury to St Johns Wood and have a studio apartment with some furniture to move. Any recommended packing services would also be good
I've never had to orchestrate a business proposal before, any suggestions? [more inside]
Gcompris on osx? [more inside]
Should I buy a loft in a restored industrial building or the Columbia Records Tower in Bridgeport, CT? [more inside]
Should I give up getting back together with her? [more inside]
My Macbook says my AppleScript version is outdated (1.1.0). How can this be? And how can I fix it/download an update? I know that I should at least have something like 1.10, but I'm guessing that it's bug. All roads travelled lead to release notes only.
Can someone tell me how to reset my nintendo ds game brain age 2?
What bars can you recommend in Seattle? That will be open on Monday (Martin Luther King's day). [more inside]
What are some good books on gangs, gang activities, internal organization and structure? [more inside]
Music to make Stations of the Cross by ... [more inside]
I want to do a CELTA course in Sydney, Australia this year. Anyone know 'The' place to do it at? I'm willing to wait a while if one provider is considered far superior to another. I've started researching, but I need some insider info so I can decide which Uni/College/Thingy is best for me.
Are there any OS X equivalents to Windows-only Volumouse and Keynote (the note-taking software, not the presentation program)? [more inside]
Hi-tech key and datalogging: What crazy methods for remotely monitoring datastreams have you heard of? [more inside]
Sibling and sibling's spouse are living in squalor, and I think it's bad for their kids. Should I intervene? [more inside]
How do you know when sourdough starter goes bad? [more inside]
How do I kill a mildew smell -behind- a sink? [more inside]
Posting this ethics question on behalf for a friend: Friend has been offered two different fellowships and has to choose one. A is worth twice much as B. A good buddy is runner-up for A and does not have any other fellowship options. The buddy has offered to by my friend the difference if the friend takes B so the buddy can get A. So the end result is the friend would officially have fellowship B but cash from his buddy to give him the same as he would have gotten from A while buddy officially gets fellowship A with the net funding equal to B. Does this sound reasonable? ethical?
How can I get my Aperture photo library exported into Lightroom? [more inside]
How can I annotate and tag text within multiple documents, so that I can categorize and search through my annotations later?
How can I annotate and tag text within multiple documents, so that I can categorize and search through my annotations later? [more inside]
iPhone Sync Help - I am helping move my wife to a new computer. She currently syncs her iPhone to the older XP computer. She wants to sync her iPhone on the new Vista computer. What is the best way to do this transition to ensure we do not lose her contacts and other non-music information?
At what point is an adult fever too high? [more inside]
Am I a prude to be put off by cursing/swearing on a first date? [more inside]
Does soundproofing material in a window also keep out the cold? [more inside]
What is the best application (hopefully easy to learn) that will let me build an easy to create timeline of religions, myths, and cults, with the option to click on (or hover the mouse over) different highlighted words to show up more information? Or does anyone know where said timeline exists? [more inside]
Help me figure out if there's any way to claim a deceased family member's unclaimed property [more inside]
I know this is not a medical board but 'just speaking in terms of human experience - my brotherr is 77, an ex-ultra marathoner, ex space shuttle designer now fallen on hard times, health-wise and emotionally. He sleeps all day, is up all night, has dizzy spells and is always angry and swears constantly at his wife. They lead a very isolated, survivalist existance. He hasn't been to the doctor in 20+ years and won't go now. He used to be a health food nut, ran in 50 marathons but had double knee replacement 10 years ago and 'never recovered, emotionally, in that he lost his old running lifestyle after the surgeries. Any ideas? He's also very forgetful. Thanks for any help.
I'm trying to copy about 16,00 songs from the desktop of MacBook Pro to a new TrekStor 250 maxi x.u. GB hard drive. It does about 80 mb and then just stops (I can hear the drive sort of shut down). Then it becomes impossible to manipulate the icon. Any ideas? Is it a bum drive? Or are the songs protected in some way?
Please name some movies that deal with segregation in the southern United States. [more inside]
In love with Slashfood, looking for alternative "food blogs". [more inside]
Family vacation to Cancun area - where should we stay? [more inside]
Does literature exist that describes a relationship between adolescent "hard" drug use and later development of mental illness? I am interested in peer-reviewed journal articles and reputable websites. [more inside]
I'm going to be teaching less-than-enthusiastic students; help me keep their respect and attention. [more inside]
I live in NH but still have a CT driver's license... due to a combination of supposed lack of need and laziness. [more inside]
My sister is in Petaluma CA and needs a divorce laywer...a classic legal pitbull would be best. [more inside]
What's the best way to drive from Chicago to Seattle in February? [more inside]
How can I make both the headline, and not just an entry, wrap around an image in a WordPress post? [more inside]
I'm researching Berne, Switzerland, from approximately 1900 (although I could go as far back as 1880-90) to the First World War. I know that because of Switzerland's neutrality, a lot of international politics, diplomacy, activism and espionage was happening there. I have a few good general sources about Switzerland in about that era; a travel guide first published in 1919 by Frank Fox, John Addington Symonds' "Our Life in the Swiss Highlands," and I've just started tracking down information about the socialist International and the Berne International Women's Conference that took place in 1915. But I need to learn a lot more -- [more inside]
Is it usual for school librarians and teachers to have disagreements and conflicts over "appropriate" content and media in school libraries? [more inside]
Anybody know why bright orange is such a popular color when it comes to branding or advertising products?
What's a good, idiot-proof way for my mom to scan and manage her old recipes on her iMac? [more inside]
On Friday, we're driving from San Francisco to Marshall for an oyster extravaganza at Nick's Cover. We're planning on leaving after lunch, so we'll have like five hours to do a 90 minute trip. What should we see or do to add a bit of road trip quality to the experience? [more inside]
I am looking for programming information for Comcast Channel 36 (Public Access) in Bellflower, CA during March to June 2004 period.
I am looking for programming information for Comcast Channel 36 (Public Access) in Bellflower, CA during March to June 2004 period. [more inside]
When doing a backup in Windows XP, how the heck do I create an "ASR recovery diskette" without a floppy drive? [more inside]
Is it possible to "seal" furniture in a plastic bag to protect it from mold while stored in a basement? Please help me protect my inheritance until I have a bigger house! [more inside]
I want to have a garage sale. I lack a garage (or yard). Is there anywhere I could go to set up shop?
I'm cleaning out my Columbia, SC apartment and have a lot of stuff I'd like to sell. Is there a way to do a (non-online) "garage sale" without having a yard or garage? Would it be worth it to rent a stall at a local flea market? [more inside]
My laptop either doesn't see the HDD on bootup (cannot find OS), or stops seeing it a few minutes into use (BSOD). Could this type of problem: a) be reasonably easily resolved by me for small amount of cash b) be easily resolved by a professional for a reasonable amount of cash c) be best resolved by selling it on ebay for parts or repair for a reaonably small amount of cash? [more inside]
Trying to figure out which comedian came up with this joke about boo-ing. He has performed on Comedy Central, I think in his own special, but possibly on Premium Blend. [more inside]
I'm looking for any information on a method of support for tall furniture (bookcases, etc) that doesn't involve attaching it to the wall, but instead goes from the top of the furniture to the ceiling and fixes it in place without drilling. Anyone out there have any ideas? [more inside]
I cannot stream media from my PC. The Xbox 360 will connect to Xbox Live, but will not pass the "Test Media" option. It always fails after successfully acquiring an IP address. This Xbox has successfully connected to streaming media before on another computer. The connection has been deleted from within the Xbox settings. [more inside]
Exercises And Stretches To Do While Reading? [more inside]
Help me to sleep better at night. [more inside]
Help my son get his Tardis on. I'm currently decorating my 7 year old sons bedroom, and he is a big Doctor Who fan. He has asked me for a giant (I guess 6 ft) tardis on one wall of his painted bedroom. My initial thought was to paint - but I don't have the requisite skills really, so I was looking for a Fathead / WallBangers equivalent. I'm not sure the custom option on WallBangers will allow me to use a copyright image. Do you have any other recommendations for giant Tardis resources? Or maybe a suggestion to get a large scale picture onto a bedroom wall - I'm in the UK if it makes a difference.
How do I best ensure wedded bliss between my laptop and an external monitor? [more inside]
I currently sell stuff (gun accessories, scopes, targets, etc) purchased wholesale in the US retail in the UK through Ebay. I want to expand the product line - what other items would be good to sell in the UK? Preferably something small to ship of high value that is not super competitive like computer parts or cameras. What would UK buyers like from the US?
What are good espresso-based drinks beyond the typical lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas? [more inside]
How to find balance between consumerism and materialism, and taking care of needs and appreciate quality/craftsmanship/design? [more inside]
Looking for an instrumental Cracker tune from about 10-12 years ago? [more inside]
How do you boot via a USB flash drive using a floppy? [more inside]
What do I need to know to make a last-minute trip to Cadiz for Carnival and come out with my dignity, health, and belongings (mostly) intact?
Some friends and I are planning to spend a few days in Cadiz for Carnival. All the hostels and hotels are booked (and we're students so our budget is fairly tight to begin with), so we figured we'd just pack light and sleep on the beach. Any advice on how to do this comfortably, and without getting our stuff stolen while we're asleep? Should we plan on stowing our stuff in lockers at the train station? Should we bring costumes with us or get them there? Any scams, sketchy areas, etc. that we should watch out for? Any and all advice is welcome, we don't really know what to expect!
16th-18th Century (Western Europe): Did working-class women wear corsets? [more inside]
I need suggestions for a men's swimsuit. I need the advice of the men and the women on this one. [more inside]
Creating a private wired network, but using a shared wireless Internet connection [more inside]
I'm losing my hair at 19 and I'm becoming an emotional wreck. A different person. How do I cope with this and become my old confident self again? [more inside]
I will be traveling throughout northeast Brazil for the next two months with this group. What books, movies and music should I read to better grasp the culture and political climate of this region? [more inside]
I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
How can I make or buy "Japanese BBQ sauce" like they serve on the breakfast special at Dojo in NYC? [more inside]
What U.S. presidential candidates have preferable positions on healthcare? [more inside]
Can you explain the drive in disk drive? [more inside]
What am I missing in my plan to take over the
world network at the apartment building I live in? [more inside]
I have an opportunity to purchase a Scion xA with a blown engine (blown as in "ruined", not supercharged) for a very reasonable price.(more inside) [more inside]
nvidia RAID: Can I just turn it off? [more inside]
Really want to transfer files from MiniDisc to Mac and it's really not working... [more inside]
Does the phrase "It's a mad, mad world" have an origin? [more inside]
Can you help me identify a freakishly old (I think) song that I recently found? I know nothing about it other than it is old, and has been used for many years in a Maypole dance. [more inside]
I'm having vegans over for dinner. Vegans that know how to cook. Foodie vegans. Hip, cool, foodie vegans. Did I mention that I am not a vegan, vegetarian or hip? [more inside]
What do I do to tide myself over until my next real job? Shitty retail work or temp work? [more inside]
I've got an Inspiron M1730 on the way, and I need 64-bit drivers for XP. [more inside]
It's that Linux/laptop question again. Desperate geek seeks cheap, durable gear. [more inside]
I'm an Excel idiot! Why won't my text boxes show that they have a solid fill? [more inside]
I have never smoked in my life, and with every year my attitude and tolerance for smoking becomes worse and less (sorry, all smokers out there!). In the last little while, I realized that I actually unconsciously hold my breath every time I pass someone who smokes in the street. Does this significantly do anything in terms of benefiting me and helping to avoid the dangers of second-hand smoke, or am I just fooling myself?
Is it ever acceptable to put a drop cap on a paragraph of italic text? [more inside]
How so I get an Apostille done quickly from a state other than where the event occured? [more inside]
Are there sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB for books?
I'm seriously considering joining Amazon Prime. Should I go for it? [more inside]
Should I get my car repainted? I have a '97 Toyota Corolla, dark green. The clear coat on the hood and front bumper is starting to peel pretty badly, though the paint underneath seems okay. [more inside]
OK: i know there are tons of posts asking some of the same things, and i have waded through many of them but may i beg your indulgence and ask a couple of relatively straightforward newbie questions? 1) If I need to work with Office documents from a PC environment (mostly word, occasionally PPT and excel) from time to time , can i do so without installing VM Fusion (which most here seem to favor) along with my Windows XP? Will Mac Office work with them? 2) Any discussions on how to best deal with the glare of the new monitor? 3) How good is the mail program: should i abandon gmail, run them both or go back to firebird? 4) Any reason to use safari if i already know firefox? Or consider one of the other choices? Thanks for indulging me. I have a lot to learn about this. ( )
How do you stop a tree swing from twisting? [more inside]
How to research micro-interuptions in Internet Provider? My husband works over VPN, and he is experiencing frequent and random log-offs. We blame this on the ISP. [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for an off-the-shelf NAS that can handle at least 1TB and may be expanded as needed? Drobo, Buffalo TeraStation, etc.? [more inside]
I've been trying to find a really brutal picture/print/woodcutting of an old-school whale/sea monster for awhile, as a potential tattoo. You know the kind, double blowholes that look more like horns, fangs, the kinds you see in the corners of old maps. Bibliodyssey has some ok ones, but I'm looking for the perfect one, because I know if I settle for another, I'll just find the perfect one the second I've permanently inked myself with a mediocre monster. Any ideas of where I could look?
Health insurance for someone taking a break from college? My girlfriend is taking a few months off from college and so won't be eligible for her parents' health insurance. She doesn't have a job that provides benefits, either. She's in her early 20s and is pretty healthy, but has really awful luck when it comes to random health issues popping up and so it would be a good idea for her to have insurance in the next few months. She's off her parents' policy in the next week or two. What can she do? Would COBRA apply in this case? What other temporary insurance providers are there?
Is there a way to flip/ mirror what my monitor displays? [more inside]
Is there a laptop with a TrackPoint that is not objectively horrible for gaming? [more inside]
My Car wont start, It just clicks when i try and eventually stops doing anything! [more inside]
I can't seem to find this online anywhere, and it might be such a stupid question that is should be obvious, but I thought I'd ask anyway: Will a new pentax lens (75-300mm) fit on a slightly older Canon Rebel SLR camera? [more inside]
I am considering going back to grad school. All I know is that when I get out I want to put myself in the position where I can do the most good for protecting the environment. What specific job should I shoot for (Government, Non profit, other?) and what degree do I need (MPA, MPP, JD other)? [more inside]
I'm trying to renew my passport, which expired about six years ago and is now lost, but the government doesn't seem to believe this situation is possible. Is this process the same as replacing/renewing a still-valid lost passport? [more inside]
Where can I find good science fiction about alien ethnographers (or 'xenologists')? [more inside]
TaxFilter2007: I earned income at my job in StateA. However, all my bank addresses (permanent and mailing) are for StateB, where someone collects my mail for me. I used StateB for banks to not have to deal with remembering zip codes and changing addresses. Furthermore, I've worked in 2006 in StateC but didn't receive the last paycheck until 2007. Will I have to file state taxes in all these states? This is my first time doing my own taxes. [more inside]
I need help sorting out an issue involving my electric company, my electric bill, and the other apartments in our building. [more inside]
Can anyone remind me of the name of a line of t-shirts? I think they are all designed by one woman. The only one I know of has a fairly simple drawing of a child (girl?) clutching a teddy-bear.
What do I need to know and do to sell my house on my own? [more inside]
What is the origin of the phrase "The Cossacks work for the Czar"? This guy is fond of the phrase, which seems to mean "there's no point blaming minor political functionaries - they're working on orders, explicit or implied, from the top". It's obviously a quote. But from whom?
Why won't the cd player in my car "read" cd's that I'm burning on my new I-Mac? [more inside]
An auto dialer seems to be calling my cell phone frequently about my vehicle running out of warranty. How do I stop it? [more inside]
Is soda water free at fast food restaurants? [more inside]
Recently moved to Boston. Can someone please explain the mandatory health insurance situation to me? [more inside]
Where can I buy a small form factor PC system in New York City? (I'm not interested in a Mac Mini.)
I want a time-tracking software for Mac that does a few specific things... [more inside]
Is it safe to ship electronics through the US diplomatic pouch? [more inside]
[ConversationFilter] Me no speaky so good no more. Please help! [more inside]
Need advice and/or leads for buying a Taylor Acoustic/Electric Guitar or Big Baby... [more inside]
How do I create an automator action to resize images to a certain width? The "scale images" action only resizes the longest side, which is sometimes the height, not the width. [more inside]
Two mechanics have given up. Help me diagnose my car. [more inside]
I'm looking for the (apparently gone) stream of David Simon's performance of "My Nemesis" at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
I found a great price for a ticket using ITA software (thanks askmefi). After giving her all the booking details, my travel agent wasn't able to even remotely match the price. Is my agent just incompetent or is it really as complicated as she made it sound? I want that ticket! [more inside]
My wife and I saw the lineup for Langerado last night and both of us are dying to go. However, around that first weekend in march, she will be eight months pregnant (or seven, math is hard, we're due in early May). She has never had an experience like Langerado, i.e. festivals full of hippies and lots of music. I have, and we have been meaning to do one together but things like law school and jobs have prevented us from doing so. Should the pregnancy stop us now? [more inside]
Why do I always cough after a shower? And pretty much only after a shower? [more inside]
I am depressed, have elements of ocd, and one thing that seems to fuel both of these conditions is something I can't really describe as anything other than "internet addiction". [more inside]
Who writes videogames? [more inside]
How long will deviled eggs keep in the fridge before they go bad?
What nicknames are there for the gallows? [more inside]
Is it worthwhile to enter therapy if you're not in acute distress? [more inside]
How to prove that a web page that's there now, was really there, once it's not there anymore. [more inside]
Other than #mefi, Are there any chat rooms or chat services still out there not full of spambots? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
for the statisticians: what probability distribution do I want to fit to my data, and how? [more inside]
JG Ballard said something about our pornography-addicted culture being due to a disconnect with nature, but I don't have an exact quote. So with hat in hand, I appeal to the hive mind. [more inside]
Could anyone please help a fellow videographer out with advice on fluorescent lighting kits? Lengthy extended question is enclosed. [more inside]
Why is my MySpace blog suddenly so hot? [more inside]
Would anyone know the contact information for obtaining a property release of an image taken of Radio City Music Hall / Rockefeller Center? Thanks for any help!!
On an HP Pavilion laptop, how can I get rid of the Yahoo! Search box that sits in the taskbar, taking up valuable real estate?
I have a coin collection that has sat untouched for 50-60 years. At the time they were collected the coins were taken from circulation. They are from all over the world (no U.S. coins) and were minted in the early part of the last century. They were mounted on light cardboard pages with scotch tape. As you can imaging the tape has gotten quite brittle and sticky by now and may have interacted with the metal in the coins. I need advice on cleaning and restoring the coins in my collection. I understand that under normal conditions collectible old coins should not be cleaned.
What is the best way to script video/audio recording on Windows? [more inside]
So I used to use ipodnova.tv to get my fix of overseas tv shows configured for the ipod. But it's been down more than it's been up lately. Some simple googling has seemed to reveal a bunch of sites, mainly pay, for this purpose. But before I paypal someone in Nigeria, can you tell me what sites you like to use for this purpose?
Where can I find Scotch Bonnet peppers (not habaneros) to buy in the Puget Sound area; or alternatively online? Preferably fresh and not dried. Thanks.
Rumi poems online -- with both the original text and the English translation -- that would tell me how to speak his original texts? I would need either English transliterations (spelling in western alphabet of his original texts, with some way to know which syllable to accent) or an audio file of someone speaking them. Does this exist?
I am teaching an online class and I want to put audio files into my class. To record, I bought a new Plantronics Audio 645 USB headset. It has a "mic" cord and a "headset" cord. I cannot figure out where exactly I should be plugging this into my computer. [more inside]
Need White Trash Accouterments in San Francisco tomorrow! Where in SF can I get a Mullet wig and other white trash necessities? What else do I need? [more inside]
For database usage, is it better to store data in XML or serialized format? In particular, PHP serialization. [more inside]
Scientists: What's the best and simplest way to organize, annotate, and take notes from scientific journal articles on a PC? I'm starting a new project and ready for a new system that doesn't require four programs or being unable to find something when I can't remember the title or author. How do you organize your references, pdfs, and notes? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for shoe stores in Manhattan that carry larger-sized womens shoes (European size 45) that are of high quality and appropriate for work. I have all day on Sunday to shop and I'd love to take 2-3 new pairs home with me.
I'm beginning a project to document and restructure a set of existing Microsoft SQL Server databases, and need to quickly recommend a software package for data modeling and generating a data dictionary. I'm looking for a recommendation and/or general advice, pros, cons, etc. that will help to make and justify a selection. [more inside]
I think I seriously screwed up my eyeballs. [more inside]
My dogs seem to like cat treats. Any harm in it? [more inside]
anyone have experience dealing with basement cracks? [more inside]
A keystroke is misbehaving on Firefox with the del.icio.us Complete extension, and I'm at a loss as to how to debug the problem. [more inside]
Hooked up my iPod with a cassette adapter, but it keeps rewinding or ejecting. Help! [more inside]
Get this coax signal into my computer. [more inside]
Please explain to me how a 7200rpm SATA external hard drive (USB 2 or Firewire 800) can be written to / read from as expediently as a 7200 RPM SATA internal hard drive? It doesn't seem to make sense. Isn't the USB/Firewire a bottleneck? Why would an external drive be as suitable for audio recording as an internal?
First date etiquette: Going to dinner on a first date. I'm always uncomfortable about what to do when the check comes. I always offer to pay for my portion/split the bill. Some guys are offended by this, and even those who aren't typically refuse so I put my money away. I always worry that my offer seemed disingenuous because I didn't persist (I hate making a scene, especially about money. What is the best/appropriate way to handle the situation when the check comes?
Thanks to the community's help with this question, I was able to order a set of Wacom tablets for my computer lab. Now I've been asked how I could get replacement pens if any are lost or stolen. I need help identifying which pens will work with my tablet and what are good options in terms of cost. [more inside]
If I were a private tutor for children, what laws would pertain to me? What credentials would I need? [more inside]
Got a 2000 server with PCI SCSI RAID card (Mirror) and the mobo seems to have died. I just want to recover the data and host it on another machine. How do I do that? [more inside]
All the screw holes on my video card are corroded. Is it worth my time to return it, or should I just clean it off? [more inside]
Woodworking filter: What steps can I take to ensure a home-built bed can withstand, umm, nocturnal escapades? [more inside]
how do I get apache to call local python script that calls modules that are in a different place? [more inside]
Can I replace the subwoofer/amp for my trusty old Monsoon external speakers? [more inside]
Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy. [more inside]
excel n00b question: why is paste special not working for me? [more inside]
How to get .ru , .cn, .mx, .ve, .br, and possibly other country URLs as a re-direct to my company's .com? [more inside]
I am looking for some information on average salaries for french cities. I read an article in a french magazine about a year ago but I can't find any reference to it online. Anyone know of a resource in French or English that will give me average salaries for French cities.
A then-and-now type question on food (specifically peanut) allergies. Mrs. Worker_bee and I were watching a TV show last night on which paramedics were treating a small boy for an allergic reaction to peanuts. We know many kids at our sons school that have allergic reactions to peanuts and know that it is best to ask before serving stuff or making cookies, etc. for friends. But we were talking about the show and neither of us could recall any of our friends or friends of friends that had an allergy to peanuts when we were at school (elementary thru high school). [more inside]
How can I get this parking-deck-drip-residue off of my car's paint and windshield? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a quote from a science-fiction writer (I think Ray Bradbury), about how computers are tools for humanity to express their imagination, or something very much like that. I googled with no luck, but I swear I read (and used) this quote previously, I just can't find it. [more inside]
Another books from childhood question. Can you help me find these two books? I remember them from the early 80's or so, U.S. [more inside]
I think I have squirrels in my attic. They make scratching noises, fighting noises, and noises that sound like something is galloping around up there. If you have had a similar experience, can you recommend a good pest control company? I am in Austin, TX. [more inside]
I work in a subdivision of a large music entity. There are many high-level ideas and challenges that float around every week. I'm trying to research a system that would allow for our staff of several hundred people to be able to both post ideas and solicit feedback on improving our products, our relationships, etc to a central website as well as being able to respond to others ideas. (for example: "how do we better provide value to cd purchasers" or "what can we do to optimize communication between department") Challenges: - Many of the people involved are not computer-savvy (not sure they'd be able to figure out how to use a wiki) - The individual items will need to be easily categorizable and accessible (this is why i hesitate to use something like Wordpress or Blogger, because after something's no longer on the home page, its out of peoples heads) - There will need to be an intuitive 'global' view I guess I'm kind of asking for something like AskMeFi, actually. But with an additional summary layer. Ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Is there a quote by a Founding Father about how the First Amendment really protects religion from the government, not the other way around? I know about Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists ... but I have this feeling that there's another famous quote. Maybe it's by a more modern judicial person rather than a Founding Father? [more inside]
Where can I buy low-carb tortillas in Washington, DC? Pretty simple, just looking for Mission brand low-carb tortillas, in a DC grocery store. I have looked in Safeway & Giant, in Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, but no luck. Anyone know? [more inside]
What are some good websites for intelligent discussion and analysis of the NFL? [more inside]
Help me remember how to play A-Train! I downloaded FreeTrain, but don't remember how to play it.
How do I revive a brown sugar stone? [more inside]
A couple of years ago – post-911, maybe in 2002 or 2003 – my local post office in Canada was handing out a list of things that could no longer be mailed into the U.S., which included any commercially made candy, even in small amounts as personal gifts. [more inside]
I need to buy a low-mpg, reliable, manual transmission, four-door used car for under $3500. What models should I look at besides Civics and Accords? And do you know of any other major car classified websites besides Cars.com, Carmax, Autotrader, Edmunds, and Craigslist? [more inside]
Help me find an article about chess, might have involved Garry Kasparov, might have been in Smithsonian magazine and/or on the Blue likening chess playing to a really violent sport with quotes like this "There is nothing cute or charming about chess; it is a violent sport, and when you confront your opponent you set out to crush his ego." from this article but I recall it being longer and in a more general magazine.
Is our 401(k) protected through ERISA (or anything else) if the institution where funds are housed goes belly-up tomorrow? [more inside]
For a friend: commuting by bike, need to get to Cambridgeport half the week and East Boston the other half. Best bike routes? Best places to live? [more inside]
I would like help finding a book from my childhood. It's about a female squirrel that takes up residence in an attic, and the toy soldiers in the attic defend her from a pack of bad male squirrels.
What could be causing morning leg soreness? [more inside]
Classical Music lovers, what great chamber music pieces feature predominantly woodwinds (esp. flutes)? (I'm also interested in great solo parts in larger orchestras) [more inside]
Does my dream job exist? [more inside]
Risks of forgoing health insurance when one has limited assets? [more inside]
Is there a formal name for the logical fallacy shown by the following statement; "We don't have to worry about lead paint in our homes because we grew up in such homes and turned out fine."? Thanks.
At a cocktail party last weekend, an Anthropologist was telling me about an experiment/study where people were shown videos of various animals preying on one another, and then measured their reactions. The findings, he contends, were that humans were largely more sympathetic to the deaths of animals more similar to themselves (i.e. sharing a more recent common ancestor). What is this study, what is this area of research called, and where can I read more about it? [more inside]
Help me convince the man I love that he doesn't have to marry someone else. [more inside]
Help me improve my pushups. I've been doing martial arts 5 nights a week (M-F) for 9 months now. We do anywhere from 30-150 pushups a night, but I'm incapable of keeping up with the rest of the class and have not really improved much since I started. [more inside]
Recommendations for snow shoeing trails (and gear) driveable from the bay area? [more inside]
i'm a freelance writer and want to create a simple website with an online portfolio for my work. [more inside]
I was told of a book of Daemon's, where the protagonist is a C coder who gets transported to a magical world where his code can do magic. [more inside]
I've made an unfortunate nutritional mistake; am I in for a world of hurt, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
Are there any office chairs out there for petite women? I have a short inseam and rarely can touch the ground when I'm sitting all the way back in my seat. [more inside]
Why (and how do I fix it) does my Windows desktop keep crashing? [more inside]
Can you change the default opening window on Vista Windows Explorer? [more inside]
Triangles.math.Filter: Its been a while since algebra - I am trying to calculate the linear length of material required to fabricate a repeating V pattern out of sheet metal in various lengths. [more inside]
Wall-of-sheep type network monitor for user-configurable interesting traffic (URLs, IM conversations)? [more inside]
Am I bound by the terms of a contract that I signed if that contract was written in Spanish? I'm in California and a native English speaker. [more inside]
Possibly the stupidest question ever: what are lights at night supposed to look like? That is, street lamps, stoplights, porch lights, etc. [more inside]
Also following up on this old question of mine, this time regarding how to make something look like a magazine in Adobe Photoshop. [more inside]
Can you recommend good books on the study of happiness? [more inside]
Following up on my last question, what is the most reasonable accomodation I can get in Shanghai for 100 Yuan a night? [more inside]
Please help me make my legs not disgusting. [more inside]
My pharmacy screwed up on my Xanax prescription, and I'm afraid they're going to hassle me for what might appear to be drug seeking behavior. [more inside]
What kind of shoes should I buy for my short trip to the New England? I don't buy animal products. [more inside]
I've noticed that when the air temperature drops below a certain point that it won't snow. Is there any truth to this? [more inside]
does anyone know if you can get items back that were lost in your checked bags at the airport? [more inside]
I need some help in planning a vacation for a large number of people. [more inside]
I think I need a seamstress or seamster, but I am not sure how to find one. [more inside]
Did you go to a Sudbury school? Do you have contacts with a Sudbury school? Can you help me? [more inside]
Can I somehow reuse elements in an XML doc (e.g. - like the way you can use a ref tag to resuse elements in an XML Schema)? [more inside]
A few months ago I saw a people search engine where you typed in a name and it returned profiles of online personalities matching that name, complete with contact information. Any idea what it was? [more inside]
I'm looking for a mac program to gradually brighten my screen to full brightness after it is awoken or the screensaver is bothered. [more inside]
What are the implications of buying an existing LLC in Massachusetts? [more inside]
I'd like to create a feed of all references to my web site (by searching for the domain name) on popular link farms such as reddit. [more inside]
Best forums/groups/resources for windows administrators? [more inside]
i deposited my roommate's rent check into my account via atm at a branch of my bank, but not my branch, although it's one in the same city. why did they mail the check and my deposit slip back to me? [more inside]
How do I keep the "Popularity" Column Always Active in ITMS? I like to check out all the new music every week and for efficiency start with the "popular" songs for that album. Each time I go to a new album in the music store I have to reselect that column. Is there any way to have it always selected?
Can anyone help me create an RSS feed, using Yahoo Pipes, from a list on an HTML page? [more inside]
Suppose I told you I'm "left-eared". Would you get it? [more inside]
Is the chip in my new Electronic Passport (US) an issue? [more inside]
Can you think of any good video clips of waveforms in space that you've seen? They don't necessarily have to be copyright free (this is for a personal project), but they do need to be good quality and accessible to me within a few days - I'm doing this project at DVD resolution, 720 X 480... [more inside]
How much dirt can I safely haul in a Ford Ranger? [more inside]
What's your favorite thing to make under the broiler? [more inside]
So my friend and I want to do fantasy baseball this season, but we don't know the first thing about running one. Compounding the issue is the fact that we're too lazy to rank players, and too busy to constantly be tracking stats. What's the easiest, most low-impact fantasy baseball system for a couple of lazy fanatics?
Help me make my US friends jealous enough to visit me in Canada. [more inside]
Last minute bachelor party in San Francisco. Anyone know of a decent adult club? [more inside]
Please suggest resources for dealing with the loss of a loved one – how to cope with grief. When you moved to the area just before it happened, you’re now all alone, and don’t have friends established, or anyone to talk to - it’s hard to cope with the enormous bills, the life change and deep emptiness. You go to work and pretend all is fine, but it’s not. [more inside]
I haven't filed (US and NJ) taxes in... hm. Possibly ever. I'd like to fix that, but have no idea what I made and when, and how to start. [more inside]
Travel recommendation: short, authentic stay in Mexico? [more inside]
I can use document properties to make a pdf file open at 100% on my mac, but its all blown up and wonky in reader on PCs. Anyone know how to make 72dpi pdf files open with a 1-1 px ratio on a PC?
In light of the recent Mattel/Hasbro suit against Facebook's Scrabulous application, what witty sayings can I spell out in Scrabble tiles to voice my perturbation with the suit? [more inside]
If you could could develop the next generation of a fantasy fantasy football games how would you change/improve them? [more inside]
I'm after for a cheap solution to create very (very) basic captions and turn them into slides for a clunky carousel projector. Lo-fi is the aesthetic - it's for a theatre show. [more inside]
Help me find examples of great cover letters. I have been looking trough the internet and all the kind of books for help with my cover letter. The trouble is all i come up with resembles the standard boring business cover letter. I am applying for very competetive jobs so i need to stand out. [more inside]
Three mysterious power adapters. How to get rid of them? [more inside]
Scots Law: We've been told that a friends divorce could cost her £30-40,000 in fees if it needs to go to court (Glasgow Sheriff Court), to be resolved. Is this possible or is it an exaggerated figure? More inside.. [more inside]
Is fractional boat ownership all it's cracked up to be? If you have first- or second-hand experience with it, would you recommend it? [more inside]
Bricked my friend's PSP while trying to get it updated to firmware 3.80 M33. Help me get it back to working order. [more inside]
Are there significant savings at dealer-only options for used cars? Enough to make the effort and cost of getting a dealer licence worth it? [more inside]
(mac network filter)- sharing internet over airport? [more inside]
So I accepted this compliance job in the life insurance/annuities industry. I'm happy I've done it but I want to know about my expected career trajectory. [more inside]
Pittsburgh: Can anyone familiar with the city give me some basic info and pointers and help shape my loose itinerary to best use my short time in the city? [more inside]
Which rhyming dictionary would you recommend? And why? [more inside]
How can I easily create a .pdf photo book? (More inside) [more inside]
Anybody have any good recipes for lamb breast? [more inside]
Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
DocumentaryFilter: In search of BBC's "What is Religion?" [more inside]
Are there any good bare-bones cardio workouts I can do while staying off an injured foot? [more inside]
I want NHL (2007/08) stats. I want as much data as I can get my hands on, in a nice, easily parsed format. But I don't really want to pay for it. Can you help me find this data on the cheap? [more inside]
Xbox Filter: Does the black controller for the Xbox 360 really have better grip than the white one that comes with the Pro version? I'm debating weather or not the $50 is worth spending on a black one.
I'm trying to program a role playing game, but I'm not sure how to do the math. [more inside]
Should I apply for an internship in Goldman Sachs, even though they have a reputation for blacklisting candidates that fail interviews from further openings? [more inside]
Anyone know where to find a very, very fine mesh chinois or strainer? I seek one that will hold about a half gallon of liquid with a mesh similar in "fine-ness" (is that a word?) to those metal coffee filters. [more inside]
I am working on a label for a steak seasoning container. I have an ingredients list but need to have a qualified entity analyze and finalize it. Where can I find a service that can do that and give me other stats like calories, sodium content, total fat, etc.
Creating a citizenship class for ESOL students: any web resources, books, or other forms of support out there? [more inside]
Beautiful and cheap options for a wedding ceremony around Chicago? [more inside]
Flickr newbie question: All of my photos are private. Why does the number of "views" at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[my Flickr username]/ keep going up despite that at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[my Flickr username]/popular-views/ it says nobody has viewed my photos? [more inside]
need suggestions for a week of day hiking in March [more inside]
What should a modern, semi-professional a capella choral group wear as concert attire? [more inside]
I am thinking about signing up for a service like Mozy, but I am just scared to pull the trigger? I have a lot of trouble trusting that there's no way anyone can get to my data. I'm not that important, but I suppose it could be useful to someone. Can someone explain in technical detail why I can or cannot completely trust the security surround a service like Mozy. I asked them, but they say their service is the best and it would never be compromised! Never ever! Ever!
[computerpurchasefilter] Okay, I'm going to buy not one, but two computers in early February and I need some advice. I know this question has been asked before, but the market has changed a bit recently and I need to know for now. I want a cheap laptop that can run text edit and surf the internet and a macpro for under a 3k. [more inside]
Help me freeze my VGA video signal...as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
You are an electrician. But you are not my electrician. Question about low-voltage track lighting system inside. [more inside]
Where in Chicago can I get the brakes on a '99 VW Jetta and '98 Ford Escort replaced reliably and cheaply? [more inside]
Can I get a piece of luggage wrapped in plastic at Heathrow terminal 3? [more inside]
Should we try to sell our house in a down market? [more inside]
Is there an RTS game out there for me? [more inside]
Kilimanjaro-filter. I want to climb it. I don't want to pay $3k pp. Help, please. [more inside]
Is drinking unsweetened, decaffeinated tea equivalent to drinking water in terms of health benefits? [more inside]
What popular or well known recordings use toy drum sets for percussion? [more inside]
What are some good resources for designing an access control and permissions system? [more inside]
Is there some community where programmers can submit their work to each other and get feedback? [more inside]
Is my old car still on the road? [more inside]
Will Southwest Airlines count my messenger bag as a "personal type item" or as another carry-on item? [more inside]
I received a $75 gift certificate to a fancy-schmancy LA beauty shop for Christmas, and could use some help to get the most bang for my gifted buck. [more inside]
How do you judge large horizontal or vertical distances visually, with no (or few) other objects around to compare as a reference? [more inside]
What if Getz and Gilberto were, you know, cousins? Would they still have made beautiful music together? [more inside]
Where can I learn about music history and music theory for free? [more inside]
Does a free (read: no subscription fee) equivalent to Files2Phones (for the iPhone) exist?
I need plans to make my own ikea inspired furniture, do these even exist ? [more inside]
Help me identify this short story! It is a story told from the perspective of an infant as he is free-falling through the garbage chute of a multi-level housing complex after being discarded by his teenage mother. The story is divided into nine parts, with each part signifying the baby's arrival at each floor until he finally reaches the trash compactor at the ground level. [more inside]
How to "fix" a mattress indentation? I have a fairly new mattress that has slight indentation where I sleep. I analyzed it today and determined that it was caused by the box spring being slightly sagging. I don't want to return it (just cause of hassle). I'm thinking of putting plywood between the box spring and mattress. What do you all think/have done?
I have to attend a black tie gala on Saturday. Help with accessories, please! [more inside]
Where is a good (NO, GREAT!) place to vacation in Florida for two old ladies, one of whom is sick and cannot bear the airport hassle. We will drive from Virginia, lay on the beach all day and let the water lap at our feet whilst we kvetch. Sis and I like art, history and snorkeling, and the ex-hippie in me always wanted to explore Key West but understand it's beaches are less than desireable. Need to rest yet hunger for knowledge and new adventures. Have looked at cruises but there are none that float my boat (excuse the pun) at this time. I really want to miss spring break crowds too.
Okay, hive mind wise ones, please help save my sanity. I have an HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop that I bought in September. In general, it works great... except at random times, when I'm online, and the whole damn thing freezes up. [more inside]
What to do now? I'm a single, mid-thirties female, and I have a crush. Oh, wait. It's a lot more complicated than that. I'm sorry this is so long... [more inside]
I can't commit to anything. Please help. [more inside]
I have U.S. postage stamps labeled as "First Class" (no monetary value), which are dated 2006. Will one stamp still get a letter to its destination?
I'm taking a letterpress class and need inspiration for things to print. [more inside]
Can someone help me come up with an Excel formula? I have a column, and each row in the column has a 9 or 10 digit number. I want to apply a formula that will recognize only those numbers with 9 digits and when one is discovered, it should place a "0" in front of the number to make it a 10-digit number. I will explain why inside. [more inside]
Are all US postage stamps now self-adhesive? [more inside]
Massive, gorgeous book of illustrated biological species and specimens, possibly Victorian-era, found at Z Gallerie a year or so ago -- help! [more inside]
What can I do to have a Macintosh G4 laptop to recognize a Pentax Optio 33WR digital camera? It once did, but it has since stopped. [more inside]
I seem to have a perpetual set of quite small, flesh-colored or slightly red, acne-like bumps on my forehead. These are not too obvious (though they show when I tilt my forehead in the light as imperfections in the skin), and don't look grotesque or anything. They are not pus-filled nor do they hurt when touched. How do I make them go away? Daily face-washing doesn't do much, and the one time I had a facial didn't really help either.
Why do neutrons have more mass than protons? [more inside]
My friend and I are looking at HDV cameras and trying to decide right now between Panasonic's HVX200, Canon's XL H1, Sony's V1U, and JVC's HD110U (an upgrade of the HD100U, I believe). We're leaning toward the HD110U because of what we've seen of its picture quality, ability to switch lenses, and reported ease of use. Which one should we buy, what are the pros and cons? [more inside]
Assuming that the feds are indeed going to cut rates significantly at the end of this month, should my mom wait until after that to refinance her home mortgage? [more inside]
Does anyone know a neurologist in the Boston, MA area that they have had good experiences with? [more inside]
Is there a way to cook beans that will reduce the amount of gas I will "produce" after consuming them? [more inside]
Is there a restaurant called "Indus Valley" on Queen St. West in Toronto, west of Bathurst? [more inside]
Is the iPod touch update out in the UK yet? Because I can go to it on the itunes store, but it seems to be completely greyed the *((&! out! [more inside]
My husband and I are due to have our first child in May. We're thrilled, but starting to realize how much our lives will change once the kid arrives. We'd like to do a few things in these next few months that we won't be able to do once we have the baby. Any ideas? [more inside]
Taking text notes with incorporated image thumbnails: there's gotta be an application that does exactly what I need. [more inside]
What are some cheap & lovely ideas for a winter-themed house-party here in Montreal? [more inside]
Does anyone know what happened to Djangos, the online retailer of used CDs and DVDs?
What is the movie that makes Richard Roeper's "heart ... so cold"? [more inside]
Please help my friend limit his daughter's access to the internet at night. [more inside]
I have several Swatch watches that have all lost a small piece of glass set in the knob used to change the time. Can this be replaced? I've been to several Swatch stores that have told me they can't fix this. What about a jeweler?
In a discussion with a co-worker today, it was mentioned that I seemed too "formal," and that another, unnamed co-worker, had brought it up and said that they found this formality offensive. [more inside]
Help me design a small Access application to run a prize drawing. As I see it, the MC will open the application and click the Draw button, which will select from the available prizes for that month. Once drawn, that prize becomes unavailable. MC will then type in the winner's name and click Save, setting the form ready for the next contestant. Specs and examples follow. [more inside]
whats the best way to go up to a girl in a club?
Today's post about Niagara Falls reminded me of a place I'd been as a teenager. Help me find the mini Niagara Falls! [more inside]
travelfilter: Peru vs. elsewhere: best places to go/things to do in central/south america? [more inside]
US Foreign Service filter: What's it like to leave school and future career to become a trailing male spouse? [more inside]
How can I archive my music? [more inside]
To which essay is David Foster Wallace referring in his final footnote in the introduction to "Best American Essays 2007?" [more inside]
How can my Bali-based US DJ friend improve and extend his wardrobe? [more inside]
Oh, Christ. I just clicked on someone's profile on Facebook. I really don't want them to know I found them there. If it's an open profile, meaning a relative stranger could find it and open it with no restrictions, will this person get any kind of notification that I viewed it?
Puppy has developed bald patches on head and face. Antibiotics prescribed by vet a month ago haven't helped. Should the puppy's owner have a very expensive biopsy done, or just leave it alone and hope it goes away? [m