June 2006 Archives

June 30
Home Network Madness - why doesn't this layout work? RRRRRGH. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy at 10:55 PM PST - 16 comments

I'm interviewing for a developer position at a software company in Silicon Valley in a couple of weeks. The dress code there is casual. What should I wear to the interview? [more inside]
posted by medpt at 10:38 PM PST - 26 comments

Can I get my fiance in the US? I'm a Canadian grad student in the US on an F-1 visa. My fiance is a citizen of New Zealand. We're looking for a way to bring her here that will let her work (we're both far too poor to make things work with an F-2). Right now, her entering the Green Card lottery seems to be the best option, but is there anything we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat at 10:33 PM PST - 5 comments

My wife and I were watching the first episode of LeCarre's Smiley's People. Afterwards, we were talking about how the Cold War was such a big part of growing up, to the degree that my wife was taken back by the appearance of a *Russian* basketball player on a lunchbox promotion. Ok, so my question is, if the cold war was such a huge part of US history, why does it seem to have slipped so quickly from our national consciousness? [more inside]
posted by craniac at 9:46 PM PST - 53 comments

Is there a program/website I can use to calibrate the color settings on my monitor through my 3D Card's settings? [more inside]
posted by CXImran at 9:04 PM PST - 4 comments

Help me transport food in comfort, if not in style. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 8:45 PM PST - 9 comments

SlingboxNetworkingWoesFilter: I recently got a Slingbox, and while I am quite happy with the product in theory, I'm stalled with networking problems and the Slingbox fails to get an IP address from the DHCP server. Network routing is being provided by Mac OS X's Internet Sharing feature, and while the DHCP log shows numerous DHCP DISCOVER requests from the Slingbox, no IP address is ever assigned. Read on for details. [more inside]
posted by zachlipton at 8:31 PM PST - 6 comments

All of a sudden I can't rip a CD to mp3 files using WMP-10. What happened and (more important) how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by dragonbay at 8:23 PM PST - 5 comments

What is the underlying physiological cause for paresthesia (tingling of the fingers) secondary to hyperventilation? Specifically, what metabolic or neurological process causes you to feel tingling in your fingers when you hyperventilate?
posted by scrump at 8:21 PM PST - 2 comments

LegaleseFilter: How does AT&T's new DSL privacy policy compare to my current provider's? Obviously, lawyers or other such persons will be most helpful here. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 at 8:21 PM PST - 0 comments

What does this (seemingly an inside joke) comment on Sealab 2021 mean? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie at 8:17 PM PST - 6 comments

I am horrible at parking:-( Thanks to the great advice in this thread, I was able to pass my driver's test. Unfortunately, my parking skills are all over the map. Is this something that will improve with more practice, or are there certain tricks and techniques that I should know? [more inside]
posted by Esther Festers at 7:48 PM PST - 23 comments

Tearing my hair out over automator and applescript. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer at 7:16 PM PST - 8 comments

My boyfriend has about 23 long boxes of comics (22 are full). He still gets a stack of comics every Wed. He won't stack the boxes over 2 high. Is there any thing that can be done to store these boxes so the room they are in doesn't look like a comic book shop? Our area floods, so the basement is out. Our house is a converted cape, so there is no attic. I don't want him to get rid of them, or stop buying them. I just would like to find a way to camouflage them. PLEASE.
posted by gminks at 6:55 PM PST - 17 comments

Desert hiking safety for a Northeasterner? [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa at 6:28 PM PST - 10 comments

I was topping off the windshield washer fluid on my 1999 Toyota Tercel. That was easy enough, but now the hood won't completely shut. It will catch on the very first latch, but will not completely shut. How do I make it shut on my own? And if I can't do that, will it be safe enough to drive (not on major highways) until then? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry at 5:59 PM PST - 16 comments

I paid off my credit card in full this month after carrying a huge balance for years. They sent me a bill for the finance charge even though my payment was posted before due date. How is this even fair/legal to credit card consumers? [more inside]
posted by Jazz Hands at 5:00 PM PST - 14 comments

Where to go for the best fireworks in the Bay Area on July 3/4? Which are the best ones? What's the best way to get there / best view? For July 3? July 4?
posted by lpctstr; at 4:04 PM PST - 12 comments

I can't stand the oily feeling of lotion! I've been using aloe gel, but in the heat and dryness of summer, it just isn't enough. Slightly [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz at 3:39 PM PST - 21 comments

I've read through the AskMe archives, and I didn't really find an answer to my question. We found a photo on Flickr that we want to use as a banner on the site for our new production of a play that is in the public domain. I've mocked up the banner and tried to contact the owner of the photo. . . but what if she doesn't contact us back? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven at 2:39 PM PST - 27 comments

Would leaving New York City allow me to escape the temp trap and get a permanent position in my field? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet at 2:04 PM PST - 3 comments

Help me remember this novel where all the adults die, leaving children to run the world. [more inside]
posted by acoutu at 1:37 PM PST - 19 comments

Are college funds necessary? [more inside]
posted by patrickje at 1:20 PM PST - 48 comments

Where can I find movie stills to publish in a newspaper? ...And what images are fair game/fair use if I'm writing an article about a movie?
posted by stokast at 1:04 PM PST - 10 comments

Is there a way to have ZIP files automatically decompress when they are copied to a remote Mac server via FTP? [more inside]
posted by designbot at 12:58 PM PST - 9 comments

Tips and tricks for travel by train in Italy and France? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo at 12:48 PM PST - 18 comments

Need some help with combining SQL queries. New to SQL - some programming back ground. [more inside]
posted by lutzla23 at 12:47 PM PST - 9 comments

Why is my hair suddenly greasy all the time, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by transona5 at 12:10 PM PST - 12 comments

Some PDFs in Preview (OS X) have quite a fuzzy text even at high zoom, and I can't select the text (which is the main problem). Is there some remedy for this?
posted by raheel at 12:01 PM PST - 14 comments

Do schools still make children write the same sentence over and over again as a form of punishment (ala Bart Simpson in the opening credits)? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome at 11:56 AM PST - 35 comments

What should I do in Pasadena? [more inside]
posted by eviltiff at 11:37 AM PST - 26 comments

What's the name of that stuff that you rub into your paint job that gets rid of the little scratches inflicted from car wash rags?
posted by rileyray3000 at 11:29 AM PST - 9 comments

Looking for nicely designed, functional, stylish luggage for trips of a two-week duration. [more inside]
posted by booknerd at 11:23 AM PST - 7 comments

Restaurant in New York (Manhattan or Brooklyn) that serves a great egg curry? [more inside]
posted by gentle at 11:22 AM PST - 3 comments

I read a book some years ago about an adopted teenage girl in 20XX Seattle who discovered that she had a long-lost twin sister from the 1970s. Googling has failed me. [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve at 11:20 AM PST - 7 comments

Please help me change my sleep posture. [more inside]
posted by irregardless at 10:51 AM PST - 10 comments

I recently changed the plastic protector screen on my PDA and now the screen won't work. [more inside]
posted by thandi at 10:40 AM PST - 6 comments

Name My _______ Filter: Help me generate ideas to rename a non-profit! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape at 10:17 AM PST - 21 comments

Please help me find comfortable undershirts. I searched previous entries on metafilter, but had no luck [more inside]
posted by Ezrie at 10:02 AM PST - 14 comments

Why do DJs use only one headphone? [more inside]
posted by pantsrobot at 9:57 AM PST - 40 comments

How is parking in the Old Montreal area of Montreal? I'm staying there for the long weekend at a place without parking. Is it worth parking somewhere else and taking the Metro in?
posted by smackfu at 9:50 AM PST - 5 comments

How to follow The Tour de France online.. I've been using a plugin for firefox to follow the world cup from a website called Joga.com.. It's pretty cool.. Live scores in the left hand side and popups when there are goal's or a yellow/red card.. Anyone know of anything like this for (what's left of....) The Tour?
posted by joshgray at 9:08 AM PST - 13 comments

How flexible are the Postal Service's postcard size guidelines? [more inside]
posted by sandor at 8:45 AM PST - 11 comments

Is there a tool for OS X (preferably free) that can easily allow me to add a small bit of text to every page of a book-length PDF without having to add it manually to each page? [more inside]
posted by gwint at 8:26 AM PST - 5 comments

Sometimes graphics are not displayed when I'm online. Graphics *are* turned on and generally *do* display--that's why I'm confused. I'm not talking about unusual graphics, odd graphics formats, I'm talking about regular GIFs or JPGs. I use Internet Explorer version 6, if that helps. I would appreciate any/all tips! Thank you.
posted by whitebird at 8:24 AM PST - 10 comments

What do I do with a baby bird in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 8:17 AM PST - 14 comments

What were your experiences with rotator cuff surgery? [more inside]
posted by La Cieca at 7:54 AM PST - 13 comments

Does anyone know where I can get a free (legal) copy of Paint Shop Pro? [more inside]
posted by twine42 at 7:52 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm looking to get into flying remote control planes. I like the look of delta wing aircraft like this one but I don't necessarily want a toy. Can anyone suggest what I should start with, and what I should aim to graduate to as I get my flying wings?
posted by unclemonty at 7:29 AM PST - 7 comments

Does anyone have a video recommendation to dance my way to skinny? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants at 6:46 AM PST - 21 comments

I'm looking for similar design (and allied trades) company websites to Coudal Partners. When I say similar I mean a site that is constantly updated with interesting content which makes visitors want to return. Bonus points for UK-based companies. (Coudal's copy can be a bit 'Wow! Gee!' sometimes.) [more inside]
posted by i_cola at 6:08 AM PST - 5 comments

I have Vonage (love it), and would like to get Tivo. Does anybody have both? I hear I need a landline in order to recieve Tivo service...is this true?
posted by peglam at 4:09 AM PST - 22 comments

Why do people's voices lower as they age? [more inside]
posted by Ms Snit at 2:39 AM PST - 10 comments

Where can I order those little mobile phone charms online? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:08 AM PST - 4 comments

Armchair Movie CriticFilter: I want to ask everyone's opinion about George Clooney's "Good night, and good luck". Specifically about the subplot with Robert Downey, Jr. and Patricia Clarkson (possible spoilers). [more inside]
posted by zardoz at 1:44 AM PST - 20 comments

Please tell about your degree of recovery from an abdominal hernia. [more inside]
posted by rudster at 1:36 AM PST - 13 comments

How do I port data from a Quicken 2001 database to Quickbooks Pro 2006? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel at 12:10 AM PST - 4 comments

June 29
How do I download videos on the web that are embedded inside Flash Players. For example, I want to download this video : http://news.com.com/1606-2_3-6089260.html?part=rss&tag=6089260&subj=news I check in the IE cache and there's no swf or flv file ? Please let me if it is possible ? Thank you.
posted by labnol at 11:09 PM PST - 11 comments

Cooperative C64 space adventure game - what was it? [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind at 10:58 PM PST - 3 comments

My friend's bullmastiff puppy has a swollen nose. There's suspicion of a possible spider bite from a wolf spider (black, with white dots). There are puncture wounds maybe 1mm apart, swelling about the size of a tablespoon, no rupture, nausea, diarrhea, or collapse. Nose is swollen, though. Go to the vet?
posted by effugas at 9:58 PM PST - 19 comments

I'm trying to remember a cheesy sci fi flick from...the 80's maybe. I can't remember much except there was something about a spaceship that crashlanded somewhere, and there was a "sci fi babe" on board...there was probably some sort of talking robot too. The most memorable thing about the movie was that the music was (stolen) from the movie Somewhere in Time was used...or at least something similar. Can anyone help me identify this movie?
posted by edjusted at 9:57 PM PST - 11 comments

When a building entrance has a set of double doors, why is one of the two door locked? I've seen this in many buildings. Is it for security? It's one of my pet peeves, especially when there is not a "use other door" sign on the locked door. I think it's a safety issue. I really want to understand why people do this. Any building managers, or business owners care to comment?
posted by hockeyman at 9:36 PM PST - 20 comments

MD5()Filter: Are the first 16 characters enough to use without worrying about any repeats, ostensibly? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned at 9:10 PM PST - 22 comments

quick! it's my last night in nyc and i gotta find some dr. brown's cel-ray for my sweetie. anyone know where to find it (preferably near the west village)?
posted by psychoticreaction at 7:51 PM PST - 4 comments

Someone help me find another toy like this one. (more inside.) [more inside]
posted by bradth27 at 7:48 PM PST - 5 comments

Piano teacher recommendations for Los Angeles area? (Or, for those not in LA, how do I know if a piano teacher is any good?) Bonus points for someone who teaches good technique near the Studio City/Sherman Oaks area. (Also, if there's a good forum for getting such a recommendation, that'd be good info too) [more inside]
posted by sirion at 7:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Any lawn gurus here? I need help with a puncturevine outbreak. [more inside]
posted by buggzzee23 at 7:27 PM PST - 8 comments

Well- I have about a 1 in 3 chance of being RIFfed (reduction in force). I've been 10 years with a "major communications company" and they are cleaning house. [more inside]
posted by beccaj at 7:24 PM PST - 9 comments

Can anything be done about faded paint on my new (used) car? [more inside]
posted by utsutsu at 6:46 PM PST - 7 comments

How do I get my doctor to stop lecturing me about my weight? [more inside]
posted by deadmessenger at 6:27 PM PST - 57 comments

Is it possible that taking 10mg of Ritalin a day could cause my tendons/ligaments to tighten up and be sore? I am noticing a correlation between starting taking it again and tendon pain in my wrists and ankles (achilles) and the top of my foot
posted by kaytrem at 6:23 PM PST - 4 comments

Is it possible I broke by girlfriend's hymen without knowing? [more inside]
posted by suomynona at 6:09 PM PST - 15 comments

You've just been to a conference and made many new acquaintances. Now, what is the proper method / etiquette to maintain contact? [more inside]
posted by pricklypear at 6:03 PM PST - 6 comments

ID-That-Book-Filter: I read this novel in the mid-90s, and my recollection of it is very vague, but I'd love to find and read it again. I read it in the school library so it was probably written well before then; I'd guess maybe in the 80s. It was [more inside]
posted by evariste at 5:40 PM PST - 11 comments

How can I invest more than $4000 per year toward my retirement without annually paying taxes on the gains? [more inside]
posted by letitrain at 5:13 PM PST - 16 comments

There was a movie or TV show where a a guy hated olives and his girlfriend/wife loved them (or maybe vice versa), and at some point one of them made that a metaphor for their relationship and its failure, or something along those lines...anyone remember what I'm talking about? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion at 4:44 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm going into 12th grade and I've only gone out with one girl ever, my current girlfriend of 1 1/2 years. Has anyone else had a similar situation and regretted it? Should I date other girls? [more inside]
posted by joshuak at 4:29 PM PST - 50 comments

My SO and I are driving from Minneapolis, MN to Southern Virginia to visit my folks the first few weeks of August. We've never been on a road trip before. What should we know? What should we bring? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue at 4:24 PM PST - 22 comments

I am interested in the hive mind's ideas on how to either rent a car with terrible credit, or ways to get to and travel in deep woods Minnesota without renting said car. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown at 3:56 PM PST - 11 comments

TaxFilter: Will this unusual withholding situation get me into trouble? [more inside]
posted by equalpants at 3:40 PM PST - 4 comments

I've been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. I'm AskMe'ing for first- or second-hand accounts of the outcome of laser surgery. [more inside]
posted by deborah at 3:20 PM PST - 4 comments

Travelling to Peru next week, and looking for recommended local food/drink..... [more inside]
posted by sbrollins at 3:07 PM PST - 21 comments

HelpMyWritingFilter: Am I overthinking or do I actually need these extra words of clarification when it comes to writing fiction? [more inside]
posted by Chorus at 2:42 PM PST - 41 comments

Vanityfilter: What kind of facial hair should I go with? (pics inside) [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli at 2:33 PM PST - 71 comments

Canon 350D Rebel Filter: I am probably buying a used one off craigslist. When I go to see it what should I look for? [more inside]
posted by Brainy at 2:32 PM PST - 11 comments

I need some recommendations for great fiction. And yes, I've read all those other threads. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm at 2:30 PM PST - 38 comments

Does anybody know where I can get a full version of the Nas song The Curse? Or better versions of Just Another Day In Projects and Nas Will Prevail? [more inside]
posted by milarepa at 2:25 PM PST - 3 comments

This person says "I like white-on-black terminals, but after a while the plain black background gets to me. So years ago, I generated a tiled turbulence image using the GIMP, and darkened it down to nearly black. It's an extremely subtle effect, but it gives my eyes something to 'grip" onto." Has anyone tried this? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez at 2:17 PM PST - 8 comments

Help me identify the artist of this song. It's labeled as "Imposible" by Jose Gonzalez, although the only Jose Gonzalez I can find info about online is a different Swedish songwriter. Mp3 enclosed... [more inside]
posted by inactivist at 1:54 PM PST - 8 comments

I've been reading a fiction book set in Antarctica, which goes into a lot of detail on frostbite, severe cold, etc. One of the characters gets caught in an underground hot spring, but thinks that he is safe because the water is relatively warm. His companion says that "human beings can die of hypothermia even in a bath at 90F if they are immersed long enough." Could this really happen? [more inside]
posted by gregvr at 1:36 PM PST - 7 comments

Is sex really not supposed to hurt at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:35 PM PST - 23 comments

Ok, here's the situation. Ever since puberty, during sexual activity, I've only ever experienced pleasure from one testicle. I have both testicles, but only my left one seems to function. Whether it be stroking/rubbing during foreplay, or upon ejaculation, all the pleasure seems to emanate from leftie. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:34 PM PST - 14 comments

Was there ever a plan for a public art project which would placed a giant rearview mirror next to Chicago's Lake Shore Drive? [more inside]
posted by Xalf at 1:29 PM PST - 3 comments

What tv shows would you recommend for learning about history and evolution of human society and connections across times and places and disciplines ? [more inside]
posted by studentguru at 1:23 PM PST - 10 comments

ParentTechFilter: Help me do remote tech support on my poor Luddite parents' computers. [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor at 12:46 PM PST - 17 comments

I'm in NY for the summer, in my 20s, a graduate student, and gay. I want to hang out with chill, smart, nice, gay people my age in the NY area. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by shivohum at 12:20 PM PST - 10 comments

Can large, mature trees be transplanted, and are there some cost-effective (i.e. cheap or free) ways to have it done? [more inside]
posted by Bobtheordinary at 11:52 AM PST - 10 comments

Where can I safely and productively visit in French-speaking Africa for a few weeks (other French-speaking areas considered)? [more inside]
posted by amtho at 11:14 AM PST - 16 comments

I'd like to become a builder superintendent.....What do I need to do/learn.... [more inside]
posted by teapot at 11:14 AM PST - 13 comments

Puzzle Filter: Looking for any information about a puzzle I saw in the late 70's (?). As a kid I saw an explanation of a jigsaw puzzle that was distributed in a velvet bag, on a TV show (That's Incredible! maybe, or 60 Minutes). The jigsaw pieces had a code written with numbers on both sides of the puzzle pieces (white numbers on black background?). [more inside]
posted by unceman at 11:12 AM PST - 4 comments

OK. So I have five movie clips on the stage named b1 - b5. When the user clicks on one the other four need to gotoAndPlay. I could write a function for one object then cut and paste and just change the names, but that seems inelegant. What I think I need to do is generate an array containing the five objects, then, when the user clicks on one of them, that one is removed from the array and triggers a function that loops through the remaining clips in the array and does the goto. Does that make sense? And if so, how would I do it? And if not, what is a better way? In other words, user clicks on movie named b1 and b2-b5 do something. user clicks on movie named b3 and b1,b2,b4, and b5 do something. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Grod at 11:11 AM PST - 22 comments

What web app will help me to track my daily routines such as what I eat, what I spend money on, exercise, watching too much TV vs. reading, biking to work vs driving, etc.? [more inside]
posted by J-Garr at 10:51 AM PST - 13 comments

How many kids were born with AIDS in the United States in whatever is the most recent year for which data are available? [more inside]
posted by crapples at 10:19 AM PST - 8 comments

I need some help constructing a shadecloth/tarp type thing for the backyard. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:13 AM PST - 10 comments

My girlfriend has a 2006 Vespa scooter (still under warranty, less than a year old). Last night, it simply wouldn't turn over. No warning signs before this, no problems. Full tank of gas. I can hear it click, but the motor simply doesn't catch. I'm not much of a gearhead. Any suggestions on how we might troubleshoot this more ourselves, before we have it towed to a dealer? Any basic checks that we can do, before taking it in to the shop?
posted by avoision at 10:10 AM PST - 20 comments

I am getting some odd blog comment spam. Does anyone know what this is about? [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive at 10:01 AM PST - 23 comments

I just got a shady piece of 'scam' mail in my (snail) mailbox today. It came on an index card-sized piece of blue paper, and promised luxury vehicles, a cruise, and/or outrageous gobs of cash, among other things. I could simply throw the damn thing away, but I'd rather pull a P-p-powerbook, or find some other way to inconvenience the idiots behind this. Any ideas? Of course, there's much [more inside]
posted by The Confessor at 9:48 AM PST - 12 comments

IntranetFilter. Help me choose a corporate intranet package. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:47 AM PST - 11 comments

TravelFilter: My wife & I A user and his wife are traveling to Asheville next Tuesday on July 4th for 3 days and I' they'd love to ask for suggestions on places to go/things to do (other than Biltmore). via MeTa
posted by geekyguy at 9:18 AM PST - 15 comments

What's the best way to re-install door panels after removing them to install speakers? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv at 8:40 AM PST - 3 comments

Can I Use a T1 Line AND a Cable Modem (wirelessly) for Super Fast Internet? [more inside]
posted by bronxteacher at 8:37 AM PST - 15 comments

I need to come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job, and have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool at 8:37 AM PST - 12 comments

How would I find a Japanese language "camp" or intensive school in the greater New York metro area? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems at 8:03 AM PST - 9 comments

What is this web revolution I see before me? [more inside]
posted by Smarson at 7:23 AM PST - 29 comments

How do I get more people to join and post on my new forum? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA at 7:19 AM PST - 15 comments

I find myself in possession of four separate pee tests stating that I'm preggers. So now what? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate at 7:12 AM PST - 27 comments

VacationFilter: Help us plan some Minneapolis adventures. [more inside]
posted by stungeye at 6:51 AM PST - 19 comments

I live on the first floor in a city. Now that summer is finally here, I want to know if anyone has any ideas on how to secure an air conditioner in the window so a potential thief cannot push the air conditioner in the house or pull it out of the window in order to break into our apartment. I would prefer not to put a grate over the air conditioner, and, if possible, I do not want to drill into the windowsill.
posted by toddst at 6:22 AM PST - 5 comments

Do you know what mondll.dll is and why it's causing me a headache? [more inside]
posted by londonmark at 6:19 AM PST - 4 comments

How long can a reasonably healthy human survive without water? [more inside]
posted by Amizu at 5:28 AM PST - 25 comments

"I'M BORED!" I need a list of things to do for the pre-teen and SO, in response to that so very irritating statement. [more inside]
posted by vermontlife at 3:52 AM PST - 27 comments

Does anyone know a good company that does short term rentals for apartments/houses in San Francisco? I'm going on holiday there in August for a week with a few friends (there'll be 3-5 of us), and we'd prefer staying in an apartment rather than just getting a hotel room each. [more inside]
posted by so_necessary at 3:40 AM PST - 4 comments

Please help answer a simple math question. [more inside]
posted by azuma at 3:10 AM PST - 5 comments

What good websites are there that will let me type in my location and see where I can go for cheap? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose at 1:34 AM PST - 7 comments

There's a pond in my new backyard, help me brighten it up [more inside]
posted by saraswati at 1:16 AM PST - 5 comments

June 28
An email spammer is using my domain as the from: address for sending out endless amounts of spam. I am receiving all the delivery failure messages in my inbox. I could tell my mail server to dump all unrouted (nonexistent account) mail to /dev/null. Are there any other options?
posted by Argyle at 10:25 PM PST - 16 comments

I've been having shutdown problems in XP for a while, which I think I've narrowed down to windowsupdate, anyone help me troubleshoot? (Info inside) [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy at 9:50 PM PST - 3 comments

What is a typical excellent grad student like as a person? I'm not interested in grades/GRE scores. My concern is with character, personality, work ethic. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker at 9:39 PM PST - 26 comments

Does such a thing as a visual wiki exist, and if so, where? [more inside]
posted by rmm at 9:37 PM PST - 7 comments

Do you have a good way of storing your bags, totes and/or purses? [more inside]
posted by moonshine at 9:14 PM PST - 24 comments

I'm looking for an inexpensive (less than $80 if possible), quality, brown leather messenger bag. It'd be great if it was big enough to hold my HP Compaq nc6000 (1.34 x 12.51 x 10.31 in). [more inside]
posted by tnoetz01 at 9:05 PM PST - 8 comments

I want to buy a book of Alex Grey's book, what's the best "first book" to buy?
posted by pelican at 9:02 PM PST - 3 comments

Are there any web based calendars/task management programs that will sync with Outlook or straight to my Pocket PC? I got Sunbird syncing but after using it a while I switched back to Outlook, but I really like the idea of using something like Google Calendar, Backpack or iCommit when I'm at work or at school. I’ve thought about an exchange server account somewhere, but all the places I looked seemed to be pretty pricy for a student budget. Any suggestions?
posted by chrisWhite at 8:35 PM PST - 10 comments

Fixing a crooked door... [more inside]
posted by Marky at 7:58 PM PST - 14 comments

The right blog publishing software... which one allows embedded flash codes to be posted without any tweaking? [more inside]
posted by cheero at 7:54 PM PST - 5 comments

Mixtape filter: I need songs that reference any of the states of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade at 7:28 PM PST - 71 comments

Some friends' fifteen year-old daughter was recently spotted in a bar. And then it gets a bit more complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:25 PM PST - 93 comments

How does one deal with small penises? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:24 PM PST - 17 comments

Any idea how much a new combination electric A/C and gas heater costs? Our house is approximately 1450 square feet.
posted by jayder at 7:23 PM PST - 1 comments

I want to watch this Friday's (June 30, 2006) Argentina vs. Germany World Cup soccer match with other Argentineans in Los Angeles. Where can I do this? [more inside]
posted by redteam at 7:22 PM PST - 4 comments

Live Concert footage recorded w/Casio exilim 7.2 meg. Audio is on a scale(1-10) 7-8 distorted. I can extract from source. I have roxio 8 and demo of sony-vegas. Is it possible to reduce distortion at least enough to be decent. 3-4 (or better ) on the same scale? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Will trade for said footage. The band is Mutemath, and Vedera.
posted by proph8 at 6:41 PM PST - 3 comments

What are some catchy, popular songs that have a tempo of about 100 beats per minute? Why is this health-related? That's why there's... [more inside]
posted by TedW at 6:37 PM PST - 13 comments

Why don't Americans need visas to visit Mongolia? [more inside]
posted by maschnitz at 5:54 PM PST - 21 comments

In an online treasure hunt, one of the clues is a photo of a piece of artwork made out of green bottles. The photo is included inside. Does anyone know where/what this is? [more inside]
posted by hades at 5:38 PM PST - 5 comments

Help Me Name a Development Team in My IS Department [more inside]
posted by Megafly at 4:51 PM PST - 25 comments

Which schools in or around New York City offer bachelors programs in Telecommunications?
posted by furiousxgeorge at 4:42 PM PST - 4 comments

Dating-filter: She answered an add I posted looking for a roommate. I showed her the place, sincerely and with an open-mind... [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire at 4:27 PM PST - 51 comments

Has anyone had any experience with IPodResQ or any other iPod repair outfit? Is there one you can recommend?
posted by jfuller at 4:25 PM PST - 2 comments

What are the must-see attractions or must-have experiences in the lower 48 that we need to catch when the wanderlust strikes? [more inside]
posted by gyrom at 4:25 PM PST - 35 comments

Where does one find bands to hire for events? I'm talking about any type of band here, mariachi, swing, cover, etc. I'm looking to hire bands for my school's upcoming school year but since I'm not local to the area I'm having trouble. The school is in Trenton, NJ.
posted by daviss at 4:17 PM PST - 6 comments

Any online repository where one could find future speaking engagements in one place? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister at 4:17 PM PST - 1 comments

Any experience with real-world commute times between Wimbledon and Windsor (UK) and Wimbledon Reading? Car or train? [more inside]
posted by kiwi.es at 3:55 PM PST - 9 comments

Is it a bad idea to keep a pet mouse in your bedroom? How noisy and/or smelly do they get? [more inside]
posted by afx237vi at 3:46 PM PST - 29 comments

How do you perform a three-way call in toronto? [more inside]
posted by alona at 3:20 PM PST - 4 comments

DataOrganizationFilter: I am looking for software that will allow my market research team to efficiently store and access information from PDF and Excel files. [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo at 2:53 PM PST - 6 comments

Help me figure out what movie I'm thinking of. [more inside]
posted by miniape at 2:06 PM PST - 13 comments

My uncle died last week at 86. In World War II, he was with the O.S.S. in the China-Burma-India theater and on 8/17/45 parachuted into the Shantung peninsula to liberate the Weihsien internment camp from the Japanese (this was the camp that Eric Liddell died in - he was the English 1924 Olympics runner in Chariots of Fire). There is an online exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum with a picture of him and three others at Weihsien (page all the way down, next to last picture on the right, he's on far left). My question: when I click on the picture to enlarge it and then attempt to right click it to save it, up comes a Macromedia Flash Player script & no joy. Is there any way I can save this enlarged picture to my hard drive? Help of Mavens of MeFi! http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=9&sub=8
posted by Pressed Rat at 2:04 PM PST - 24 comments

10 pounds of cole slaw? 75 hamburgers? I don't want to screw this one up! [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 1:48 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me buy a new MP3 player. [more inside]
posted by The Wig at 1:46 PM PST - 13 comments

I have a job interview where I will be given a business case and expected to discuss how I would go about resolving the issue. Any out-of-the-ordinary things I could read up on? [more inside]
posted by notcostello at 1:15 PM PST - 9 comments

I need a small laser printer that I can ship repeated across the country. (needs to be laser, needs to have paper tray) Anyone have suggestions for a simple sturdy printer? [more inside]
posted by svdodge at 1:02 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm interested in reading about craftsmanship, in the sense of attention to detail and finish as it relates to the overall success of a project. My specific project is ceramics, and so books (and suggestions) about pottery would be really appreciated, but I'm interested in other disciplines as well. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise at 12:38 PM PST - 11 comments

What copyright laws and other legal aspects do I have to look into before I can hang up famous artwork in public places. I don't have any specific pieces of art yet but I intend on hanging up a very broad selection of paintings (only paintings). Do I have to contact the museums that own them? Will there be a fee? [more inside]
posted by pwally at 12:21 PM PST - 29 comments

What is an "anonymizer" and what does it have to do with educational films? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana at 12:01 PM PST - 8 comments

Where can I get indie rock gigs outside of (but nearby to) Pittsburgh, PA? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van at 11:48 AM PST - 21 comments

Need a recommendation/ideas for a terminal server or Citrix hosting company that can also offer good SQL services and possibly Exchange. [more inside]
posted by jbradley at 11:47 AM PST - 1 comments

PetFilter: Need kennel/boarding recommendations in the Silver Spring, MD/Montgomery County, MD area (or along the I-95 North corridor as we will be traveling to Philadelphia). [more inside]
posted by clpage at 11:30 AM PST - 3 comments

Wiping non-Windows hard drives? [more inside]
posted by Cosine at 11:26 AM PST - 18 comments

I reinstalled Win2K for business use at home. What utilities can I install that will help me manage & oversee system processes that get put on this computer over the next year or so? What's that program that allows me to run a Win2K "microwindow" to containerize suspicious freeware/spyware.. VMS or something like that... is that worth having or does it seriously slow down the system? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman at 11:25 AM PST - 4 comments

I can't stop eating and my metabolism has come to a screeching halt. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 11:13 AM PST - 36 comments

[HR/employmentfilter] Is it very unorthodox or unacceptable to 'circumvent' an agency who put you forward for a job and ask questions of the employer directly? (UK if it matters) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM at 10:50 AM PST - 11 comments

Can anyone tell me why the left frame in this website (be warned, it is a travesty of logic and good design) is minimized when I open the page in Internet Explorer, but opens correctly in Firefox?
posted by foxinthesnow at 10:50 AM PST - 8 comments

I've noticed that post-processed songs in movie/tv shows have a certain 'richness' lacking in the original music. What are the common manipulations done, and is it possible to reproduce on a home computer easily? [more inside]
posted by gadha at 10:46 AM PST - 9 comments

I have always been an a emotionally sensitive guy, and I guess being this way has its pros and cons. In my current and past relationships, my emotions really seem to get the best of me. When I am single, I usually have a firm grasp over my emotions, but when I am in a relationship, my emotions become heightened. I am usually very sensitive to the moods of my significant others, to the point that if they are in a bad mood, I also get in a bad mood. And a lot of times, I think I wrongfully attribute the reason for their bad moods to myself, and therefore get somewhat insecure. I don't think this is very healthy. My current girlfriend thinks its great that I am sensitive some of the time, but not great at other times. It drives me crazy when she says "I am too sensitive" when she may tease me about a topic that I am sensitive about, but she feels is funny or harmless. I don't like feeling like a wimp, but I also don't like feeling like my sensitivities are unwarranted. I guess I want to figure out how to be more disciplined with my emotions while at the same time not becoming a heartless boyfriend. Help me become emotionally mature and intelligent.
posted by jasondigitized at 10:06 AM PST - 29 comments

Can anyone here point me to a website or know the approx. percentage of couples in North America who regularly use sex toys including vibrators with intercourse? Thanks!
posted by GoodJob! at 9:51 AM PST - 10 comments

Can anyone translate this Chinese to English for me? The image will open a full size jpeg that is 478kb.
The box was a gift that my brother-in-law received and we were hoping to get the full story about it from both pieces of paper. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey at 9:43 AM PST - 12 comments

CreditFilter: Does opening a new account look worse on your credit than keeping an older one? [more inside]
posted by starbaby at 9:39 AM PST - 8 comments

How many sexes are there? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea at 9:30 AM PST - 18 comments

Star Trek TOS: what were those things the attractive ensigns would bring Captain Kirk to sign in some of the episodes? He never read them, he'd just sign them, smile at the eye candy, and go back to whatever he was doing. Was this just an excuse to get eye candy on the screen or is there a real world analogue?
posted by lord_wolf at 9:26 AM PST - 18 comments

I'm looking for a counter to put on a powerpoint slide that will count up to a number of my choosing. Is there such a thing? I want to be able to say e.g. there are surprising number of widgets in this country and then have the counter ticking up as I'm tallking and then stop at the right number. Variable speed would be good, in case I need big numbers. Any ideas?
posted by janecr at 8:42 AM PST - 9 comments

Does the JPG description information work in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist at 8:30 AM PST - 10 comments

Another question about NiMH rechargeable batteries: Can I use brand A batteries in a brand B charger? Also, how can I tell a 'smart' charger from the timed version I hear tell of? [more inside]
posted by tiamat at 8:15 AM PST - 10 comments

For those who have experience with depersonalization disorder, what ways have you succesfully dealt with the disconnection and "un"reality that exists as part of this disorder? [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974 at 8:10 AM PST - 3 comments

Can I turn my blog into a book or PDF document? [more inside]
posted by dhacker at 8:02 AM PST - 5 comments

My g/f is getting more and more pissed with my nightly antics. [more under the sheets] [more inside]
posted by XiBe at 6:26 AM PST - 23 comments

Where can I find consulting contracts/agreement templates specific to the UK? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae at 6:22 AM PST - 3 comments

Is there a specific socio-/psychological term for women who do this? Does it ever happen with the genders reversed?
posted by kittyprecious at 6:14 AM PST - 7 comments

Can a car window be "popped out" by hitting the door mirror housing? Or was my window just smashed by an inefficient thief? [more inside]
posted by litlnemo at 5:23 AM PST - 15 comments

Hurricane season is upon us (I'm in Florida) and I've been looking for a portable dvd player with a TV tuner, so that I can use it during power outages ( using battery power ) and the kids can use the dvd player on long car trips. Any suggestions? It seems that those players with TV are very rare. I wont mind a separate TV tuner that I could connect to the player....
posted by FLHunter3006 at 4:48 AM PST - 2 comments

What effect (if any) do prescribed benzodiazepines have on sporting performance? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 at 4:36 AM PST - 3 comments

Math help. (Practical, I'm not in school!) [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi at 3:46 AM PST - 8 comments

Should I get contact lenses? I've been wearing glasses for about 10 years, and mainly need them for driving. I don't need to wear them every day, but do if I have a pair of glasses I wear them. Currently I borrow my wife's spares but this has to stop because I have a poor track record with looking after spectacles, and I'm toying with the idea of getting contacts instead. In particular because I'd like not to have to bother with prescription sunglasses as well. Is it worth it? I had quite sensitive eyes as a kid, and do a lot of computer work. Does this affect my decision?
posted by singingfish at 3:00 AM PST - 20 comments

I'm starting a scripts submission site for Singaporean screenwriters, inspired by SimplyScripts. But what should I call it? [more inside]
posted by mordecai at 2:28 AM PST - 7 comments

HTMLfilter: The image in a custom image button in a form appears to be stretched to a certain size, why is this? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone at 2:17 AM PST - 2 comments

Why does my Windows XP installation not only boot when I turn Bootlog mode on? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob at 1:21 AM PST - 4 comments

Do I need to get a TB test? [more inside]
posted by MrC at 1:10 AM PST - 16 comments

Please help me figure out how much to charge for two potential jobs! (Both are database related) [more inside]
posted by radioamy at 12:06 AM PST - 8 comments

June 27
Can I get in trouble for reporting security issues with my banks' online interface? [more inside]
posted by floam at 11:11 PM PST - 43 comments

Help a girl who doesn't really like purses find a bag to carry. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat at 10:33 PM PST - 18 comments

Calling all kids and kids at heart... what kind of souvenir would you want from Japan? [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera at 10:27 PM PST - 42 comments

Let's assume (no soapbox rants, please!) global warming is a reality, the ice covering Greenland is melting, and the ocean's levels are rising. If I own a home and land which, according to this map, would be underwater, what--if anything--would the government do? I live near a major (federal) interstate, two major shipping ports, and a rail corridor linking the two. San Francisco and Oakland International Airports would also be underwater. What happens? Would they build a gigantic dike, like New Orleans and Holland? Is my home and the land on which it's built a total loss? If so, insurance-wise, is this considered an "Act of God"? If I was to put my home on the market tomorrow, must I declare global warming and the rising ocean levels as a possibility for flooding?
posted by fandango_matt at 10:13 PM PST - 11 comments

NYCfilter: I'm heading up to the Big Apple this weekend as I got a free plane ticket for my birthday and was looking for a few different things to do since I've been there a few times before. I'm interested in finding out about three things: a unique dining experience, something to do on the 4th, and a great jazz club. [more inside]
posted by Gaiwan at 9:33 PM PST - 28 comments

How much will my father co-signing on a mortgage help me? [more inside]
posted by Scottk at 8:33 PM PST - 10 comments

Say I was using a Web Content Management System that was covered under the GPL. If I made lots of modifications to the CMS, but only used it for my own site - do I need to provide my modified CMS to the public to download? I'm debating this with a friend - I thought it was only if you are planning to redistribute the software to others, but now I'm wondering - and certainly don't want to a afoul of the GPL.
posted by Dag Maggot at 8:28 PM PST - 6 comments

Will this computer run Oblivion? [more inside]
posted by jiawen at 8:23 PM PST - 8 comments

If you could tell a soon-to-be dad anything, what would you say? [more inside]
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 8:18 PM PST - 61 comments

Is there a way to prove that something happened prior to a given date, in a similar way that a photo which includes e.g. a newspaper shows it was taken after the publication date? [more inside]
posted by anadem at 7:50 PM PST - 12 comments

What role did the internet play in the Dutch and French referendums on the EU constituion last year? [more inside]
posted by names are hard at 7:45 PM PST - 3 comments

What are some reasonable, readable books which are skeptical about the dire threat of global warning? [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot at 7:28 PM PST - 37 comments

I just purchased a Macbook, have it up and running nicely with a Linksys router which is connected to my desktop (an HP WinXP machine) and I can't see/access my desktop hard drive from my Mac... [more inside]
posted by docpops at 7:26 PM PST - 13 comments

What is a reasonable cost for the preparation of a will? [more inside]
posted by nanojath at 7:01 PM PST - 15 comments

How do I participate in a chat where the others frequently talk about personal topics, but want me not to but in, since I am not a long-time member? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 at 6:38 PM PST - 16 comments

Fast and Furious 1, 2 and 3 and American Musclecars... (spoilers?) [more inside]
posted by lundman at 6:20 PM PST - 33 comments

How do you deal with clashing meetings? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn at 6:19 PM PST - 5 comments

Does anyone have or know what song they play in the background of the new Mac vs PC ads? A link to the mp3 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
posted by hummercash at 5:51 PM PST - 3 comments

How can I get motivated to do well in school during this summer semester? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish at 5:42 PM PST - 11 comments

Are people selling coats of arms over the internet making it up? [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek at 5:35 PM PST - 15 comments

How do I (gently) turn down a job offer from a close relative? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:23 PM PST - 10 comments

JewFilter: I have a beautiful musical setting of (I think) a Chatzi Kaddish, written by Maurice Ravel. Given that it doesn't seem to be a mourner's kaddish (despite the mournful tone of the melody), when is it appropriate and when is it not appropriate to recite/sing this text, religiously speaking? [more inside]
posted by sdis at 5:03 PM PST - 12 comments

Which is a "worse" type of debt - credit card debt or car loan? [more inside]
posted by tristeza at 4:18 PM PST - 28 comments

Can you help me help a friend to resolve his college major? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon at 4:15 PM PST - 12 comments

What song is this? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet at 3:46 PM PST - 21 comments

I have a problem with the hard disk on my iBook. [more inside]
posted by nowonmai at 3:42 PM PST - 5 comments

Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
posted by prolific at 3:39 PM PST - 4 comments

I lost my texas state driver's license, the problem is that i'm in Washington right now on vacation and I need an ID. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by deafweatherman at 3:39 PM PST - 14 comments

How hard is it to do a manual registry cleaning and is it worth paying HP $45 to help me? [more inside]
posted by amethysts at 3:37 PM PST - 5 comments

I have a Dell 6000 notebook with a 9 cell battery. It is less than one year old. Upon purchase my laptop battery could hold 5 hours + of battery. Now it barely holds and hour. What's wrong and how can I fix this?
posted by jne1813 at 3:19 PM PST - 7 comments

Do I face the wrong way in the shower? [more inside]
posted by inging at 2:54 PM PST - 47 comments

I've written a play. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry at 2:50 PM PST - 12 comments

Where can I order wet-shaving accessories and accoutrement, as per this MSNBC article in the UK? [more inside]
posted by dance at 2:41 PM PST - 15 comments

Where do I go to get my hair dyed? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff at 2:32 PM PST - 11 comments

Why is it that Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" always plays back to back? [more inside]
posted by sled at 2:19 PM PST - 30 comments

My G4 iPod has crapped out. It's a few years old and was working with no problems for some time. But recently it corrupted a bunch of my songs. I tried reloading and it now crashes my Mac running 10.4 because the move hangs halfway and nothing can be done. Is there anything I can do with this thing? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza at 1:14 PM PST - 8 comments

I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi at 1:08 PM PST - 12 comments

My fiance recently informed me that I often sit up in the middle of the night while fast asleep and he pushes me back into a reclining position and I never awaken. When I mentioned it to my mother, she casually said, "Oh yeah, you've been doing that since you were a baby." [more inside]
posted by wildeepdotorg at 12:30 PM PST - 15 comments

Ok, I'm self-admittedly jumping the shark here. I'd like to get a tattoo. I'd like it to mean 'will'. Like the type of will it takes to pedal one's ass up to the top of a mountain on a 100-degree day. Or the will it takes to climb canyons in 35-degree weather. You know the drill. [more inside]
posted by neilkod at 12:28 PM PST - 59 comments

How do you get songs purchased on Napster into the iPod? [more inside]
posted by jasmeet at 11:47 AM PST - 11 comments

A local news station in my (small) town is doing a mullti-part series on "the obesity epidemic". The teasers and the intro for this series includes pictures of rather hefty people (shot from knees to armpits only, so no face identifiable) strolling about town. One of them is me. [more inside]
posted by Quadroonian at 11:26 AM PST - 35 comments

I have a new (to me) iPod that I can't put music on. [more inside]
posted by a red so deep at 11:25 AM PST - 11 comments

I'm starting a commercial web site. I doubt it will make money for a long time, and maybe it won't make any at all, but I'd like to give it a try for the hell of it. It will be a rating site, similar to epinions and I want to store the info in a database; mysql wants $600 a year for licensing which is simply too much. Is there another suitable DBMS that would work with PHP or Perl? If there are no free database packages out there, how might I get around the need for one?
posted by zorro astor at 11:24 AM PST - 8 comments

ChangeControl/ManagementFilter: Anyone know of a good software package to handle change control/management? Preferably free. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 at 11:23 AM PST - 5 comments

Is it possible to compile a .NET program in Linux using Mono? [more inside]
posted by puffin at 11:02 AM PST - 8 comments

What video games do girls (8-14 years old) like to play? [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 at 10:56 AM PST - 34 comments

Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco at 10:55 AM PST - 19 comments

Please help me with my next tattoo... [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 at 10:51 AM PST - 9 comments

Who: Me Where: Near Ocean City, on the great Assawoman. Why: Alcohol. When: Sunday, 4 PM. How: Tossed to the back of my throat, and swallowed with the Why. What: Aye, there's the rub. [more inside]
posted by joecacti at 10:39 AM PST - 16 comments

What can I have for breakfast? [more inside]
posted by popcassady at 10:30 AM PST - 49 comments

Whatever happened to this? Seems like a huge story that has dropped completely off the radar. As well, as there a decent, fact-filled, not super-inflammatory, list of 'scandals' involving the current U.S. administration?
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:23 AM PST - 4 comments

Are there environmentally friendly ways of cleaning the bathroom, especially to remove mildew from the grout around the shower? [more inside]
posted by occhiblu at 10:14 AM PST - 20 comments

Where/how should I sell a bunch of 1990s comics in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector at 10:08 AM PST - 7 comments

How do I kill ninety-days in the hole? [more inside]
posted by cedar at 10:05 AM PST - 67 comments

Does anyone have any idea why my laptop suddenly stopped connecting to any of the various wireless networks in my building, but connected immediately to CompUSA signal when I took it into the store this morning? [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:32 AM PST - 19 comments

I was out shopping yesterday and heard a song, and the only things I can remember about it is that it name-dropped Sufjan Stevens and mentioned Chicago. Naturally, Googling Sufjan Stevens + Chicago got me nowhere, so I was hoping someone knew what it was. Anyone?
posted by assmatt at 9:22 AM PST - 3 comments

I have a bunch of Korean movies with .srt files as captions, and now I'd like to burn them to DVD. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Dance Commander at 9:07 AM PST - 2 comments

I would like to stop faking orgasms. Help me out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:51 AM PST - 18 comments

How to bite without leaving long-lasting bruises? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:47 AM PST - 19 comments

Yesterday on the sidewalk in front of the office, my computer bag strap broke and the bag fell to the ground, denting the corner of my (loaner) Powerbook G4. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:03 AM PST - 9 comments

Do you have any fun, cool, hip magazine suggestions for someone who desperately misses Budget Living and needs more stuff to read around her messy apartment? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 at 7:55 AM PST - 18 comments

what's the name of the sport where the players have a scoop on their arm
posted by Svea at 7:37 AM PST - 9 comments

We locked ourselves out of an apartment hotel room and the owner had to get a locksmith to open the door. Who should pay? [more inside]
posted by dydecker at 7:29 AM PST - 36 comments

The pickle phobia video hit my office yesterday and now everyone is offering opinions on why someone would be afraid of pickles. Look, there's [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy at 7:10 AM PST - 32 comments

Scared of San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey at 6:56 AM PST - 24 comments

US graphic designer needs to learn about best practices in prepress for offset printing in the UK. Software, file formats, etc. [more inside]
posted by junkbox at 6:30 AM PST - 3 comments

Who owns who Filter: Website linking all major companies to one another? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka at 6:16 AM PST - 4 comments

What are your favorite blog/news sites on a specific subject? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey at 5:55 AM PST - 25 comments

My wife and I bought a house shortly after we got married last year; due to various financial circumstance, we cannot afford the house, the homeowner's insurance or the property taxes this year-- heck we really can't afford to live there anymore, period. We're working with a realtor to try and sell our house, probably for even a short sale in hopes that we won't be foreclosed upon or declare bankruptcy. We just got an offer from a company that says they specialize in buying houses-- is this the answer to our prayers, or just another come-on? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck at 5:37 AM PST - 21 comments

Why doesn't Opera work properly for me? [more inside]
posted by salmacis at 5:34 AM PST - 8 comments

Help me hire a great wedding band in the NYC area. [more inside]
posted by josh at 5:31 AM PST - 4 comments

Specifically, I'd like to know how much Chicago contributes to Illinois (in terms of taxes) versus how much it receives. Generally... [more inside]
posted by chndrcks at 5:06 AM PST - 11 comments

How do I access a mac-formatted HD in Windows? [more inside]
posted by fintanc at 5:03 AM PST - 13 comments

Does anyone know the story of the "Black Eskimo" who travelled from Africa to the Arctic to escape a snake cult? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish at 2:16 AM PST - 4 comments

What happened to the cave explorers? [more inside]
posted by essexjan at 1:46 AM PST - 5 comments

Man, this is a long shot. But I see so many "Book Filters" get answered and well, one never knows. I apologize now for how vague I'm about to be. But an image has haunted me for years... [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher at 1:42 AM PST - 7 comments

It's kinda like cut and paste in Word, but not really. I need to find a way to have embedded in the right click menu a hierarchy of pastable sentences. How do I do this? Or is there an app/addon that does this? [more inside]
posted by the giant pill at 12:48 AM PST - 6 comments

June 26
What contributes to developing an important Life Skill? For instance, [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita at 11:28 PM PST - 15 comments

What's the name of the 1970/80's era junior's book about a girl living with her old Aunts, discovers a secret room with dolls that come to life? [more inside]
posted by scamper at 11:17 PM PST - 8 comments

1.I'm looking for "demo coding" specific websites... i've seen a few that were lame, like, i wouldnt consider gamedev.net a demo coding site... oh, and by demo i mean graphics demo, like the ones seen on pouet.net. 2.a link to the smallest audio player you can think of, must play ogg, mp3, xm, it, mod, and s3m... the smallest i've found is called xmplay on un4seen.com, its 250kb or so
posted by xteraco at 10:58 PM PST - 5 comments

It taught me how to read a map... What was this "educational" computer game from the 1980's? [more inside]
posted by peppermint22 at 10:18 PM PST - 14 comments

A friend thrice removed claims that as a kid, he used to shut out the world by inverting a trash can, tying a few cinder blocks to it, and submerging himself in his parents' swimming pool. I dig this story... [more inside]
posted by Phred182 at 10:06 PM PST - 35 comments

Any suggestions for what to do with (perhaps) limited spare time while spending two weeks in Corsica? [more inside]
posted by Schismatic at 9:56 PM PST - 1 comments

How do I get my browser to ignore a certain site? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa at 9:49 PM PST - 15 comments

Looking for unique and offbeat biographical book/article recommendations. More specifically lives/events that have played out in the last 70 years or so. [more inside]
posted by np312 at 9:11 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm incredibly self-conscious and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by Kosh at 8:44 PM PST - 24 comments

What was the name of this book about a girl trapped in a red gem with a demon? [more inside]
posted by bkudria at 8:43 PM PST - 10 comments

How do you help a cat survive another cat's death? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom at 8:34 PM PST - 10 comments

Help me inexpensively and at least somewhat discreetly wire my place for surround. The problem: Really challenging room layout and a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by twiggy at 8:32 PM PST - 16 comments

I am in need of an Absinthe Spoon for a gift. I'd much prefer to purchase one in Toronto or the GTA as soon as possible. Anyone know where one can be acquired?
posted by juiceCake at 8:19 PM PST - 3 comments

Can I consolidate my non-federal student loans? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl at 8:06 PM PST - 8 comments

We are having a block party of sorts this weekend. What is a good frozen drink I can share with my neighbors? I'll do margarita's most likely, but want something a little different that's not gonna knock everyone on their ass to add to the mix.
posted by jamie939 at 7:35 PM PST - 15 comments

24-hours to cancel flight to Nassau, Bahamas -should i do it? [more inside]
posted by Jujee at 7:33 PM PST - 6 comments

Looking for Intelligentsia quality coffee in NYC--around Chelsea, if possible. [more inside]
posted by gsh at 7:28 PM PST - 14 comments

Technical advice for watching downloaded shows on my TV? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 at 7:21 PM PST - 15 comments

Tucson, AZ real estate filter: Trying to buy our first house in central Tucson, AZ (I find the whole process intensely painful for reasons outlined below). Should we wait a little longer for the prices to go down a little more? [more inside]
posted by eebs at 7:11 PM PST - 15 comments

AskMe Antique Roadshow: School me to the history of this chandelier. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:59 PM PST - 4 comments

I haven't had a day off from work in over 3 weeks. I've just finished a major project, am about to start another, and would like to take a single day to recharge my batteries first. The problem: I have no idea what to do with the day I'm giving myself. So, what should I do with my free day, Metafilter? What would you do with a free day right about now? Bonus points for those who have recommendations for the Phoenix, AZ area, but really, if you have good general ideas, I can research a local equivalent. [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi. at 6:41 PM PST - 13 comments

Is Dark Matter the new Phlogiston? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious at 6:33 PM PST - 35 comments

Where does Mexico end and the USA begin? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish at 6:23 PM PST - 29 comments

I'm interested in joining a fraternal organization of some sort or another. However, there's... [more inside]
posted by lekvar at 6:18 PM PST - 16 comments

Having trouble with my 401(k) direct rollover... how screwed am I? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise at 6:15 PM PST - 6 comments

Is there a Vonage Click2Call extension that will work with Thunderbird? I found this extension (via this forum thread), but as you can clearly see, the person's Web site has been parked. I found this earlier AskMe question that mentions a Greasemonkey script, but I'm not sure how to use it. I've got Greasemonkey running on my WinXP computer, but I don't know how to edit the script itself like you are supposed to. Plus, I'm not sure that it can access my Contacts list in Thunderbird.
posted by NoMich at 6:06 PM PST - 0 comments

Where to spend my days in Oslo [more inside]
posted by herting at 5:56 PM PST - 9 comments

Vegetable Oil vs. BioDiesel? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah at 4:22 PM PST - 8 comments

For a friend: How would a semi-mechaically-inclined person with their own tools find, remove, clean & lubricate -OR- find, clean & lubricate without removing, the vent/AC van which is under/behind the dash in a 93-95 Cadillac Eldorado ETC? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s at 4:02 PM PST - 5 comments

Am I a bad neighbour for not sweeping the sidewalk after I mow my lawn? [more inside]
posted by meringue at 3:38 PM PST - 30 comments

If I plot directions on Google Maps between two places it works well, except that one of the places is actually a few 100m away (enough to throw people off). Is there a way for me to correct this? Replot the position? Are there other services that might be of better use? [more inside]
posted by furtive at 3:37 PM PST - 2 comments

Does anyone remember an absurdly over hyped internet event/hoax that had something to with an enormous mountain tunnel? [more inside]
posted by Glum at 3:25 PM PST - 12 comments

Why does she get close & then shut me out? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by eems at 3:19 PM PST - 28 comments

Considering moving to the Richland / Kennewick / Pasco Washington area from SoCal. Do you live there now, have you lived there before, do you have advice? I would like suggestions about how to learn about the area without actually driving up there, although we probably will drive there in the next few months. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 at 3:18 PM PST - 7 comments

Ingredientfilter: this page accurately describes pizzoccheri as a dish (Italy: Valtelina), but I find the usage of bok choi as an ingredient decidedly non-authentic. Steer me or the author right? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:16 PM PST - 6 comments

My credit cards and driver's license are dirty. They have some black marks on them. I guess from my wallet. What's the best way to clean these cards without ruining them?
posted by rme014 at 2:53 PM PST - 9 comments

I'll be arriving at Penn Station in NYC about 4 hours prior to an appointment about a mile away on 66th street. What would you do if you had 4 hours to kill in that area? If the weather continues to suck, suggestions for a coffee shop with free wifi?
posted by COD at 2:53 PM PST - 20 comments

A friend of mine is looking for suggestions of newsletters, videos, books, etc. that will help staff-members in a residential foster care program interact with their clients. The clients are 16-21 year old young men, that have been in and out of the foster care program. This material would preferably be in Spanish, would help motivate the teens, and/or would possibly discuss developmental issues. Any and all ideas are welcome.
posted by sa3z at 2:48 PM PST - 2 comments

My Debian package database is a mess! How can I reset its state? [more inside]
posted by ciaron at 2:41 PM PST - 6 comments

How soon is too soon to get a home equity loan? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 2:40 PM PST - 6 comments

Now that the initial launch hype is over, where should I go to find Xbox 360 bundles/deals?
posted by o2b at 2:29 PM PST - 7 comments

How can I get a copy of an Illinois residential property settlement statement from 2003? [more inside]
posted by macadamiaranch at 2:24 PM PST - 3 comments

What dishes can I make with cape gooseberries (physalis)? [more inside]
posted by bella.bellona at 2:20 PM PST - 5 comments

Romantic and sweet 1st anniversary ideas in NYC? [more inside]
posted by BillBishop at 2:12 PM PST - 5 comments

What do you call this type of switch? [more inside]
posted by Symeon at 1:57 PM PST - 6 comments

I need help choosing corporate colors for my small business. Please help! [more inside]
posted by fvox13 at 1:45 PM PST - 5 comments

How can I spin my experience so it sounds more professional? [more inside]
posted by lannanh at 1:19 PM PST - 13 comments

Is it possible to nest virtual LANs within a larger virtual LAN, which has its uplink to the backbone? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Six at 1:17 PM PST - 7 comments

I am considering setting getting a turbo trainer like this one but I am not sure about the skewer. I have a pretty low end mountain bike. Will I have to pull the axel out of my rear tire?
posted by srboisvert at 12:47 PM PST - 7 comments

Why can't I access craigslist (and only craigslist)? [more inside]
posted by ellanea at 12:43 PM PST - 7 comments

I need Apple's Remote desktop to be as easy as Remote Assistance in Windows [more inside]
posted by filmgeek at 12:07 PM PST - 15 comments

Will an electric fence work with my beagle?? [more inside]
posted by MJaffaDMB at 12:00 PM PST - 24 comments

What social networking sites are there for managing personal donations? I have some projects in mind that require more resources than I have available. I'd like to set up some system for people to donate both money & expertise to help me take my ideas & realize them. I could just put up a little writeup with a PayPal Donate button on my personal domain & point to it from various places I frequent, but I'd like to see if any of the donation-oriented social networking sites have any elements that'd make them a more attractive venue for my plea.
posted by scalefree at 11:55 AM PST - 7 comments

If you worked in San Francisco but didn't want to live in San Francisco, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by jjg at 11:53 AM PST - 29 comments

Can anyone recommend a Playstation-to-PC controller convertor (and where to purchase it) that specifically works well with Freetar Hero and the guitar controller? The one recommended by the creator of Freetar (Soyo KiKy X-Series Game Pad Converter) seems to not be available anywhere.
posted by emptybowl at 11:48 AM PST - 7 comments

Learning Italian in the Boston Area [more inside]
posted by ThePants at 11:29 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm applying for a part-time copy editing position at a local paper. They're asking for ten work samples, but the thing is, I haven't really done anything professionally. Even better, I don't have all that much experience in journalism. (A little bit of work with the high school paper is it.) What can I do to overcome my lack of experience and get this job?
posted by kyleg at 11:23 AM PST - 12 comments

Are religious differences enough to split a long term relationship? [more inside]
posted by ninjew at 11:21 AM PST - 55 comments

Continuation from my last question: how do I make a giant red "M" out of little LEDs? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 at 11:02 AM PST - 20 comments

How does the price of crude relate to the price of gasoline? [more inside]
posted by Crotalus at 10:52 AM PST - 5 comments

ComputerRepairFilter: To those of you who do computer repair for a living, what are your most requested services? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc at 10:48 AM PST - 11 comments

Are there any well-known songs that were (or might have been) recorded while the artist was stoned/wasted/tripping/etc? Not counting concert performances, unless the song charted. [more inside]
posted by zek at 10:07 AM PST - 47 comments

Anyone moved from the US to Frankfurt, Germany? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall at 9:47 AM PST - 9 comments

I've just started selling on eBay, and have Qs about protecting myself/etiquette. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi at 9:40 AM PST - 23 comments

My friend is looking for clips of different types of TV shows where people do things in order to become famous. The funnier and more outlandish the show, the better. What TV shows can you think of?
posted by blueyellow at 9:25 AM PST - 11 comments

I'm a Java programmer and I'd like to volunteer in my spare time. Any leads ?
posted by toastchee at 9:23 AM PST - 10 comments

Digital camera for a kid? [more inside]
posted by cgs at 8:24 AM PST - 9 comments

GlobalPovertyFilter: Is poverty in the third world and emerging countries like India and China due more to exploitation by multinational corporations, or due to disconnection from globalization? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty at 8:22 AM PST - 16 comments

What are some contemporary "story-telling" concept albums? [more inside]
posted by duckus at 8:16 AM PST - 60 comments

Why do many syndicated articles and press releases end with "###"? And what is it called?
posted by honorguy7 at 8:04 AM PST - 12 comments

A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
posted by Tubes at 7:51 AM PST - 37 comments

need a method to display a presentation using a transparent background --- the user's desktop is still visible
posted by bliss322 at 7:44 AM PST - 7 comments

Looking for info on renting a cell phone. I want to be able to call home (U.S.) while hiking in Japan (Fuji, Japan Alps, Hokkaido). Any experience with with this? Advice? Thanks!
posted by cyrreb at 7:43 AM PST - 10 comments

I know I can build computers myself. But I want to buy a notebook. And I want it already fully built, with a nice in-store warranty. However, I want NO SOFTWARE along with it. Absolutely none. Am I entitled to that? [more inside]
posted by a007r at 7:05 AM PST - 32 comments

Just inherited a bit of cash, need eschatological investment pointers [more inside]
posted by trinarian at 7:02 AM PST - 14 comments

I want a box that will hold 2-4 HDs and 2 optical drives, and connect to my laptop via one or more USB cables. [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar at 7:01 AM PST - 5 comments

Nova Scotia cell service: I am taking a trip to Nova Scotia next week, and no one seems to know if Sprint cell service works there. Anyone had any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by joshmiller at 6:45 AM PST - 6 comments

Going to be spending 4 days in Nice, southern France, beginning of August. Recommendations on things to see & do? [more inside]
posted by slater at 6:29 AM PST - 13 comments

Help me with a family member who wants me to help her because of the word of a psychic! [more inside]
posted by andraste at 6:08 AM PST - 24 comments

macfilter: What is the best way to create a wireless network between my eMac and iMac g4 (lamp) without using Airport or Airport Express? [more inside]
posted by greedo at 5:51 AM PST - 5 comments

We had a severe thunderstorm yesterday evening where we live in northern Virginia, and later the lights would not work in the bathrooms. The power in the rest of the house works normally. At no time during the storm did the lights even blink. Afterwards, when I checked, the circuit breakers were all in the "on" position. I tried switching them on and off but to no avail. We live in a townhouse that was built in 1976. I'm wondering if there's any kind of quick fix I could do before having to call a professional.
posted by NinaLee at 4:47 AM PST - 17 comments

Is there anything to be gained by playing recorded lectures while I sleep? [more inside]
posted by amro at 4:35 AM PST - 14 comments

Is there a software to help an Editor to manage the authors, assignments and deadlines of a website? [more inside]
posted by cardoso at 4:03 AM PST - 4 comments

1995 Honda Civic, new to me, where can I find info online about maintenance and care for my new car? [more inside]
posted by efalk at 2:00 AM PST - 4 comments

Why are there no nutritional facts on alcoholic beverages?
posted by isopropyl at 12:13 AM PST - 8 comments

June 25
Help me figure out this "Pulling Apart" magic trick video I found on Snopes. [more inside]
posted by onalark at 11:06 PM PST - 17 comments

How can I flip text horizontally, without converting it into a picture? [more inside]
posted by szechuan at 11:00 PM PST - 10 comments

How can I become a better writer? [more inside]
posted by JPigford at 10:31 PM PST - 23 comments

Why don't Bay Area mosquitos bite me? Last year, in Desolation Wilderness (CA), the air was thick with mosquitos, and I was bitten liberally and painfully. This year, in my apartment in the Bay Area, the air is again thick with mosquitos and I am without noticeable bites. Why? [more inside]
posted by beniamino at 9:46 PM PST - 18 comments

I have a several-centuries-old Greek icon. Where can I bring it to get it appraised and learn more about its history? [more inside]
posted by Alexandros at 9:25 PM PST - 4 comments

I'm twenty five, divorced, done with school, and finally able to get out and see the world. There's just one problem: logistics. [more inside]
posted by damnthesehumanhands at 9:09 PM PST - 25 comments

How can I prevent the vibrations and noise from my Juki DDL-8700 sewing machine from bothering my downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by pantufla at 9:01 PM PST - 7 comments

Back in my OS 9 days, I played a game in which you controlled a factory. Raw materials would come out of a pipe somewhere, and you had to control the conveyor belts, chutes, and other machines in the factory to make a certain quota of items by the end of the day. Incorrectly made items, of course, were deducted from your score. Can anyone else remember this game, and (even better) tell me where to find it?
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:56 PM PST - 8 comments

Stainfilter: Kool-aid, children, and puke don't mix. Help me remove a stain from white carpet [more inside]
posted by huy_le at 8:40 PM PST - 7 comments

Help my mom identify a 1960s film based on a Guy de Maupassant short story. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 at 8:27 PM PST - 2 comments

Tell me some random, strange things about the suburbs of Portland, Ore. [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch at 8:22 PM PST - 13 comments

Does anyone have any tales of joy—or woe—concerning hotel accommodation in Brisbane? And what might I do while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim at 8:15 PM PST - 9 comments

songfilter: I am trying to compile a CD of pop/rock tunes that uses the bagpipes or its assorted cousins including keyboard fakery to achieve a celestial set of tones that only squeezing a bladder with a mouthpiece can provide. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl at 7:58 PM PST - 33 comments

When all of those Brokeback Mountain-inspired trailers (i.e. Brokeback to the Future, Brokeback Heat, etc.) were coming out earlier this year, how were people getting the manipulatable versions of the films? [more inside]
posted by Aghast. at 7:49 PM PST - 5 comments

Cost of building a tennis court? [more inside]
posted by starman at 6:57 PM PST - 3 comments

Good magazine about Money for younger people? [more inside]
posted by Bjkokenos at 6:54 PM PST - 12 comments

Chicago real estate: Help me create a list of questions to ask a real estate agent as I see my (agent owned) dream condo. [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan at 6:53 PM PST - 12 comments

Why do some authors cross out their own printed name when they sign their books? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie at 6:52 PM PST - 23 comments

I recently decided to re-visit one of my favorite summer activities: making friendship bracelets. I am looking to a) remember some of the techniques I used to know b) learn new and interesting bracelet patterns. [more inside]
posted by nekton at 6:26 PM PST - 5 comments

I just made the jump to Linux (Ubuntu). Any good note taking software for this strange new beast? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics at 6:22 PM PST - 9 comments

I am looking for a special kind of hat, preferably in the Portland area. [more inside]
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 6:09 PM PST - 6 comments

Is God perfect? [more inside]
posted by fatbobsmith at 6:02 PM PST - 33 comments

I am looking for an MP3 or video clip of the old Sesame Street song "Sugar Beet" but google and youtube are failing me. It featured background kids going "Beet beet sugar beet beet sugar", etc. At the end it featured a man dipping his finger in a vat and as he tastes the resulting goo he says "Sugar!" and the kids sing "BEET!" loudly. Does anyone have a copy of this?
posted by pookzilla at 5:05 PM PST - 13 comments

New bike has disk brakes that squeek, cry and grind. It sounds awful. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 5:02 PM PST - 12 comments

I'm a guy. Can I get waxed downstairs and still maintain my dignity? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 at 4:44 PM PST - 39 comments

What is the most efficient organizational structure for a sales department? [more inside]
posted by tundro at 4:41 PM PST - 2 comments

USB/Firewire External Harddrives - how can I get simultaneous access from 2 computers? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger at 3:43 PM PST - 16 comments

Please recommend or disparage your supposedly "quiet" or "silent" XP desktop computer; unlike some recent posts here, pre-assembled rather than home-brew. Have you used a Dell XPS 400 or Dimension 5150 in a quiet bedroom? I'd appreciate advice based on recent personal experience. I'm aware of endpcnoise and quietpcreview. [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 at 2:59 PM PST - 22 comments

I just bought a puzzle today of an old map, and across the top it says "nova totius terrarum sive novi orbis tabula". Can anyone translate for me? My Latin is quite rusty!
posted by orangskye at 2:55 PM PST - 6 comments

Is there a way for my Blogger posts to simultaneously appear in a Myspace blog? Either a system which will post to both simultaneously or which will pull material from an RSS feed and drop it into myspace will do. Thanks very much.
posted by feelinglistless at 2:46 PM PST - 6 comments

I just bought a new DSLR camera (Nikon D50). I love it. But the bag I bought for it has the camera going in vertically, lens-first, which means all the weight of the camera is pushing on the lens. Is that bad for the lens? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk at 2:16 PM PST - 8 comments

How can one tell the production history of a microwave oven? I bought a GE JES1656SJ at Best Buy today. Got it for a good price. Went home, Googled the model number. Very few hits. Nothing at epinions or consumerreview. Not sold at amazon. On the GE website itself, I found its page (with some effort). On this page it said "Sold Only at Lowe's" (the chain hardware/appliance stores). The fact that I bought this elsewhere notwithstanding, is there anyway to find out if this is an old/defective/dangerous/unpopular model? Is it unusual to produce specific models for certain outlets? The oven is still in the box pending the results of my investigation. Thanks.
posted by the sobsister at 1:40 PM PST - 7 comments

Does anyone have the poem Rat It Up by Adrian Mitchell. I can't find it anywhere on the net. I have to read this tomorrow to a class of kids and I forgot to buy the book over the weekend. Drats.
posted by mooreeasyvibe at 1:20 PM PST - 0 comments

My camera died and inexplicably killed my computer in the process. [more inside]
posted by msali at 1:18 PM PST - 17 comments

Is there any way to mass-grab photobucket galleries, instead of Save-As'ing ever image? Like something that you can put a URL into and it'll dump all the large images into a directory for you? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold at 12:37 PM PST - 15 comments

Looking for a time travel film: I rented it in the early 90s but it seemed to be an 80s flick. Took place somewhere warm, probably CA to save on budget. I recall a strong element of family in it, but it's obviously not BTTF. I think it had two brothers (cousins? best friends?) heading back to the 1950s. I remember them in a nice old car with chrome and fins, but for all I know I may be making that up. It was as much drama as it was anything else. Sorry I don't have more to go on.
posted by ktoad at 11:45 AM PST - 13 comments

Gay athlete needs life advice--should I keep training at the elite level or move on and get a "real life"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:42 AM PST - 18 comments

Installing a pre hung door. Or rather filling the hole you put in your new house when you decided to replace the door. [more inside]
posted by iamabot at 10:46 AM PST - 6 comments

Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
posted by spinko at 10:40 AM PST - 13 comments

Where can I find a single-earpiece VOIP headset? [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 at 9:42 AM PST - 5 comments

Can I get Adobe Reader to page up/down by exactly one page? [more inside]
posted by washburn at 9:42 AM PST - 8 comments

Suggested max width/height variables for portfolio site? ... And, should I use a sniffer to branch people off? Also, if you've got any links to art sites that have solved this problem gracefully, I'd appreciate them. [more inside]
posted by dobbs at 8:33 AM PST - 11 comments

sata controller question for Dell 8300. [more inside]
posted by arh07 at 8:16 AM PST - 3 comments

What are some totally awesome things to do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. [more inside]
posted by matkline at 8:16 AM PST - 8 comments

Does one require a car to obtain a driver's license? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak at 7:20 AM PST - 15 comments

I'm trying to clean up my del.icio.us links... [more inside]
posted by youarenothere at 7:03 AM PST - 2 comments

Help! What is making my MS Word program suddenly seize up and look like scrambled pink and blue static? [more inside]
posted by applemeat at 6:43 AM PST - 9 comments

Cycling questions: UK cyclepath etiquette, numbness, squeaking, body temperature! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay at 5:57 AM PST - 21 comments

What is the best way to store wine long term if I don't have a cellar? I'm particularly worried about the Australian summer coming in six months or so. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen at 5:27 AM PST - 10 comments

One of my sisters dogs had to be put to sleep due to cancer, her other dog, a Jack Russel Terrier is really taking it hard. She won't eat, isn't playful and mopes around the other dog's bed. Right now I'm mostly worried about the lack of food, she's a small dog, any suggestions on what to do?
posted by substrate at 5:08 AM PST - 19 comments

Asking for the boyfriend: I saw an extremely small IBM ThinkPad sometime in the mid-90's. It ran DOS and had an external floppy drive, and it sparked my love of sub-sub-notebooks. Does anyone else remember the machine I've described, or know its model number or where more information can be found?
posted by dreamyshade at 2:27 AM PST - 7 comments

All of my MP3s contain only Artist/Song info in their ID tags. Is there a program (Windows) that can search by Artist/Song and add Album/Year/etc info to my MP3 tags? [more inside]
posted by JudgeBork at 1:53 AM PST - 5 comments

June 24
I'm desperate here. I need to see an episode, any episode, of the old children's TV show called Vegetable Soup. A basket full of carrots and cauliflower to anyone who knows where to find video of this show, either on disc or online. Preferably online. Does anyone else remember this show? It was on in the mid-70's. I've looked on YouTube and other such sources, but there must be something I'm missing.
posted by Sir BoBoMonkey Pooflinger Esquire III at 11:59 PM PST - 9 comments

How would you arrange living space in this oddly shaped area? [more inside]
posted by knave at 11:50 PM PST - 16 comments

Where can I buy a pig poster like they have in french butcher shops? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger at 10:59 PM PST - 5 comments

Help me keep my feet dry! [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle at 10:28 PM PST - 9 comments

How to settle in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by concourse at 8:43 PM PST - 23 comments

Why is not placing change in a customer's hands offensive? [more inside]
posted by anjamu at 8:26 PM PST - 67 comments

I am about to upgrade my pda from an old iPaq 1910 to any of several newer models. I am looking at several choices that have built in 802.11b wifi... and I am utterly clueless as to how to use wifi! [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries at 7:57 PM PST - 3 comments

Help me identify this plant. [more inside]
posted by splatta at 6:29 PM PST - 8 comments

How can I best position myself in my PhD program to get a job overseas when I complete my dissertation? [more inside]
posted by trey at 6:26 PM PST - 15 comments

Are there any quality manga titles that are appropriate for an eight-year-old?
posted by EarBucket at 5:29 PM PST - 12 comments

Is the 'th' sound native to any languages other than English?
posted by airguitar at 4:54 PM PST - 31 comments

What are the “must see & experience” sights, eating experiences, photo stops, etc. in northern New Brunswick, then around the Gaspe Peninsula, along Bais des Chaleurs, east through Perce, Gaspe, west to Matane, Quebec and finally south to Cambellton, NB?
posted by thebarron at 4:35 PM PST - 3 comments

Help me recreate my grandmother's deviled egg recipe. [more inside]
posted by Daddio at 3:40 PM PST - 8 comments

How secure is network drive? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo at 2:50 PM PST - 8 comments

High-interest short stories for teens? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert at 2:38 PM PST - 21 comments

Ethical or no: My friend gives me a ride to the airport before a business trip. I get reimbursed for a reasonable "cab fare" (less than or equal to what calling a cab would have cost) and use the reimbursement to pay my friend for giving me a ride. [more inside]
posted by em at 2:02 PM PST - 53 comments

What's wrong with my 'fridge? The refrigerator is only cooling down to about 60 deg. F, and the freezer is only going down to 30 deg. F, even on maximum cool settings. Secondarily, is it worth getting it repaired, and is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM PST - 17 comments

Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream at 1:25 PM PST - 9 comments

How reliable do you find Gmail's spam filtering? Do i need to check the spam folder before I (or Gmail) empty it? It seems quite good to me - I've been using it since february, and it's been months since any real mail got filtered as spam, and relatively few spam get through. But checking is getting tiresome. what is your experience? Judy
posted by judybxxx at 1:18 PM PST - 19 comments

Marble Countertop Help! It seems that the finish/sealant/coating has bubbled or otherwise created a white spot on the black marble countertop in our house. What would've caused this? How can we fix it? The countertop is man-made black marble, and there's now a white spot on the top marring the perfect marble-ness.
posted by SpecialK at 1:13 PM PST - 3 comments

Driving from Toronto to Rochester and back. [more inside]
posted by oaf at 12:41 PM PST - 24 comments

Please point me towards new trends in cinema, with an emphasis on narrative stuff. [more inside]
posted by signal at 12:33 PM PST - 16 comments

I'm working on a craft-type project that, when finished, will involve adhering large nylon panels to plastic or metal surfaces. I've done a few sample versions of this by covering cardstock in cloth tape, putting my image on the tape, and then using more of the matching cloth tape to adhere the panel to the surface. There has to be a better way to do this with the nylon, though - is there such a thing as large double-sided adhesive sheets that can turn a reasonably light piece of cloth/sythetic/paper into what's essentially a giant sticker?
posted by OverlappingElvis at 12:15 PM PST - 8 comments

I want to buy a wok. For the typical American (electric range) kitchen, which style is best? Flat or round bottom?
posted by 10ch at 10:30 AM PST - 25 comments

Can anyone recommend a safe, pleasant apartment community in southeast Houston (possibly between Pearland and League City or somewhat north of there -- we wouldn't want to go much further south). My husband and I are looking to sign a 6 month lease (we'll be househunting in the meantime) for a 3bd, 2ba apartment for $1100/mo or less. [more inside]
posted by roundrock at 9:47 AM PST - 3 comments

I've seen some drummers lay small cymbals over their snare drums to get a loud, rich 'PANG!' sound. I like that, which leads me to my two-part question: 1. What's the best size/type of cymbal for this effect, and 2. what other ways can I manipulate my drums (preferably without damaging the shells) to get unique sounds?
posted by Evstar at 9:34 AM PST - 6 comments

Build my own touchscreen-capable multizone system to distribute audio from a NAS or a Mac? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass at 9:33 AM PST - 7 comments

Last-minute trip to Sarasota, FL for July 4th weekend to visit a sick relative. Any nice places to stay? Things to see nearby? [more inside]
posted by mdiskin at 7:47 AM PST - 16 comments

Question regarding getting Windows 98 to play nice with a Linksys Router and another Win XP computer on a home network. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox at 7:30 AM PST - 6 comments

Is there an online reference that provides technical information about all e-mail clients - their data files, where they install, the format they take, etc.?
posted by megatherium at 6:40 AM PST - 0 comments

I know HPV has been talked to death here but I have some questions about viral shedding. I don't really understand it. What is viral shedding exactly? So, if you have HPV does viral shedding occur only around the genital region or also on your hands and so on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:08 AM PST - 5 comments

I'm male, in my early twenties. Ever since I popped my cherry, I've had issues orgasming from sex. Condoms make this only a small fraction below impossible; without, it's still very likely I won't be able to come from sex. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:08 AM PST - 22 comments

What can I do with some old, tiny, memory cards? I recently purchased a new digital camera to replace my near-broken model. When I purchased the camera, I also picked up a 512 MB SecureDigital card. Previously, I used a 32MB card with my older camera. The camera also came with a 16MB MMC Card. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint at 3:36 AM PST - 13 comments

June 23
Attempting to plug my old hard drive into an enclosure, but I don't know what this port is or how it connects. Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by sian at 11:06 PM PST - 5 comments

Divx seems to make my computer crash, has this happened to anyone else? [more inside]
posted by Rlocurto at 10:06 PM PST - 4 comments

What is the best cell phone / provider for DATA / email services? [more inside]
posted by cowmix at 9:57 PM PST - 7 comments

My non-profit group needs a high profit margin, child and adult friendly food (or not) item to sell at a Farmer's Market by next Saturday. Any suggestions besides popcorn? [more inside]
posted by Jada2929 at 9:35 PM PST - 25 comments

Is my great aunt hinting that she wants me to call her? [more inside]
posted by disaster77 at 9:24 PM PST - 26 comments

Is there an easy way to figure how much profit one has made from a mutual fund portfolio where additional fixed contributions are made each month? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte at 9:03 PM PST - 7 comments

The things I own end up owning me. Should I become a luddite? [more inside]
posted by 4ster at 8:13 PM PST - 45 comments

So, how do Ouija boards work? [more inside]
posted by printchick at 8:11 PM PST - 33 comments

Thunderbird email junk filter thingy was working fine at first now 6 months or so later--it's not getting rid of mails that I have designated as junk--what happened?
posted by sandra194 at 8:05 PM PST - 3 comments

I need to buy a sterling silver ring, Celtic-design and others too, in Chicago, sometime soon. Any recommendations? I live along the red line and thus that would be most convenient for me.
posted by cajo at 7:42 PM PST - 2 comments

How to make the most money from 0$ [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 at 7:40 PM PST - 41 comments

There's sore back muscles, and then there's just back 'ache'. Does anyone know what this is and how it can be prevented? [more inside]
posted by dino terror at 5:58 PM PST - 20 comments

My iBook is not loading .dmg files. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 5:39 PM PST - 5 comments

Skydiving with respiratory condition...should I try it? Is it safe? Am I batshit insane? Skydivers and medical sorts are most welcome to reply! [more inside]
posted by kaseijin at 5:17 PM PST - 11 comments

How does one deal with being too well endowed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:14 PM PST - 32 comments

I'm looking for Hitler quotes that are perfectly normal. Stuff like "I'm going to have lunch now."
posted by Tlogmer at 3:50 PM PST - 23 comments

When I use the "Open Dictionary" option in Apple's Script Editor (2.1.1, part of OS X 10.4.6), a lot of my apps have multiple dictionary entries. Where do these come from? How do I get rid of them?
posted by mph at 3:49 PM PST - 5 comments

Options for temporary mobile phone access while in Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pdb at 3:22 PM PST - 11 comments

Shopping in Brussels? A friend and I will be in Brussels for one afternoon and she wants to buy a dress for a wedding. Semi-formal but she is not into designer. Any tips on shopping in Brussels? I only know the main square and a few streets around that?
posted by Wilder at 2:39 PM PST - 7 comments

How do you deal with parents moving to your town after years of living far apart? [more inside]
posted by madajb at 2:26 PM PST - 26 comments

How can my new site be more tell-a-friendable? I recently launched a personal ads site. When it gets a good link, memberships and traffic take off. But there's no word-of-mouth momentum and as soon as that good link disappears, things quiet back down. This may have a lot to do with the fact that telling your friends about a personal ads site can be like telling them about a new hemorrhoid treatment. What can I do to overcome this? [more inside]
posted by the jam at 2:22 PM PST - 13 comments

children's animated cartoon: sad, though. a bird that migrates every winter between country x and country y (maybe france/us) ends up forgetting to migrate and dies, possibly at the statue of liberty. any clues? [more inside]
posted by yonation at 2:16 PM PST - 4 comments

I recently made the switch, and bought a nice, shiny Macbook. I'm loving it, but the keyboard shortcuts are giving me some trouble. Are there equivalents to the Home and End keys on a PC keyboard? [more inside]
posted by phr4gmonk3y at 1:50 PM PST - 13 comments

ATTN TXT-AHOLICS! What carrier has the best text messaging plan? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp at 1:13 PM PST - 14 comments

There was a Dilbert cartoon a while back about a really stupid client not knowing what they want, etc... Anybody know which one? Or able to find that one? Thanks.
posted by gummo at 1:12 PM PST - 14 comments

"How do you like them apples?" Can you explain to me the meaning of this line by Will Hunting (Matt Damon) in "Good Will Hunting"? [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar at 12:52 PM PST - 18 comments

I need to capture data from an HTML form into a database, then use that data to populate a template. The template, however, is of a certificate of accomplishment, and must be in the form of a printable PDF. What's a good software/middleware/whateverware package to automatically take the data and inject it into a PDF like this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by mattoly at 12:51 PM PST - 9 comments

Our company needs a way to keep track of money. And not in the "Quicken" sense - we need a way to track how much we can spend and how much we need to reserve to pay invoices. This is a little confusing, example inside. [more inside]
posted by andrewdunn at 12:49 PM PST - 3 comments

Is there a site on the web that rates workmanship and prices of overseas tailors? [more inside]
posted by ykjay at 12:30 PM PST - 2 comments

Someone pilfered a DVD player from an interactive display that my employer designed and built. For some reason, no one seems to have record of the model of DVD player in question, and it was attached to a "menu" and "play" button via an 8-pin cable (pictures here and here.). Does anyone out in the void know of a DVD player with this kind of controller input?
posted by hominid211 at 12:06 PM PST - 4 comments

I really should post this anonymously, but what the hell... I'm at the level of tech savviness/cluelessness where I usually know the meaning of tech. terms but often have no idea what things really mean or how they're applied. So while I read all the references to wikis here on askme, I realize that, aside from wikipedia, I've never looked at a wiki and have no concrete idea what differentiates it from a forum, or a blog. [more inside]
posted by carterk at 11:53 AM PST - 13 comments

Where can I find videos of the Jimmy the Cab Driver skits from MTV....specifically the one where he sings the beginning of 'Black Dog'? [more inside]
posted by MrToad at 11:49 AM PST - 5 comments

The Bush administration is reported to be considering using a missile defense system to knock down North Korea's ballistic missile test. Why? The chances of our antimissile systems actually working are, in my uniformed opinion, close to zero. Why would the administration remove any doubt about the complete ineffectiveness of our missile defense systems by actually using it?
posted by rdr at 11:48 AM PST - 34 comments

Seattle Traffic Filter: Why is there more rush hour traffic on 520 going West-East than East-West? [more inside]
posted by rossination at 11:39 AM PST - 20 comments

I'm driving from Toronto to Ottawa on Canada Day weekend. I don't want to take the 401. Is this reasonably possible? [more inside]
posted by helvetica at 11:33 AM PST - 6 comments

Broadband in Antigua, Guatemala? Any expertise on getting a reliable fast or broadband connection in Antigua, Guatemala would be appreciated. A friend needs to telecommute for several months. I have a gmail account if you want to reply directly. Checking it only every other day or so. thanks.
posted by theora55 at 11:29 AM PST - 3 comments

A million dollars a month in bandwidth costs; 200 TB of data moved daily. How long can YouTube survive? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe at 11:18 AM PST - 19 comments

FineArtFilter: I'm looking for a ballpark figure on a possible selling price of an oil painting, circa 1500 or so. I'm waiting for information from the museum which conducted research 40 years ago; in the meantime, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle at 11:16 AM PST - 6 comments

What are the musical instruments depicted in Matisse's 'Le bonheur de vivre(The Joy of life)' called? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 at 10:57 AM PST - 6 comments

I want to import a Japanese Nintendo DS game. [more inside]
posted by The Castle at 10:56 AM PST - 8 comments

A couple months ago I downloaded an application that worked with google (and maybe other search sites, I don't use them so I'm not sure) that would check sites once you had completed a search. Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to find it again? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies at 10:40 AM PST - 3 comments

How do I alter this piece of code to make the pop up window close automatically after exactly 37 seconds? [more inside]
posted by wsg at 10:36 AM PST - 16 comments

What should I do with an old TiVo unit? [more inside]
posted by peep at 10:24 AM PST - 9 comments

What is this Application Tracking Code thing? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze at 10:20 AM PST - 3 comments

I have two tables in Access and this is what I want to do: [more inside]
posted by monochromaticgirl at 10:01 AM PST - 8 comments

How do I keep our garden hoses from corroding and sticking together? [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian at 9:50 AM PST - 9 comments

Ms. Pacmanfilter: Help me repair a 1980's cocktail arcade game. [more inside]
posted by Ohdemah at 9:49 AM PST - 9 comments

Why was the inside of my dragonfruit purple? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 at 9:49 AM PST - 12 comments

I need a parasol, in Chicago, today. [more inside]
posted by ruby.aftermath at 9:41 AM PST - 11 comments

editing and adding graphics to a screenshot? [more inside]
posted by turtle42 at 9:39 AM PST - 9 comments

Cheapest (free?) and best way to forward email from a dedicated Windows 2003 server? [more inside]
posted by Edible Energy at 9:34 AM PST - 5 comments

We are having a very strange issue with our domain when accessed from our offices here, and we've run out of troubleshooting ideas. [more inside]
posted by finitejest at 9:31 AM PST - 8 comments

I recently went to a therapist for the first time ever, for a screening for ADD. She told me that I had a severely traumatic childhood because of things like "My father wasn't around much." I don't feel severely traumatized... Is she crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:28 AM PST - 33 comments

I'm a recently out, gay 21 year-old college student. I recently met someone and things are starting to get serious. Last night he came over and I couldn't get aroused. I've never had a problem with that before. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:28 AM PST - 14 comments

Help me survive the break-up of a 5 year relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:27 AM PST - 23 comments

A friend of mine is 34 and just got braces. They're really hurting her, the inside of her lips are getting torn up and the canker sores are driving her nuts. I thought I'd ask the collective intelligence here if there is anything she can do... any ideas?
posted by Scoops at 9:23 AM PST - 27 comments

When, why and to what extent have seat belts moved from a mechanical trigger to an electronic one? [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 8:56 AM PST - 10 comments

Do the commentaries on the Twin Peaks DVDs contain spoilers? [more inside]
posted by Dean King at 8:56 AM PST - 9 comments

Is the phrase "not to be sold separately", often found on individual food items sold as a multipack, legally binding? If so, why, and if not, what is the point in it being there?
posted by Orange Goblin at 8:55 AM PST - 12 comments

What are some good/cheap places to eat in walking distance of Downtown Ft. Worth? [more inside]
posted by JakeLL at 8:47 AM PST - 6 comments

Name some big things in the continental US. Examples of the sort of thing I'm looking for are inside, but if I had to sum it up it would be: man-made or natural objects that are awesome in size, scale, ambition, or displacement from their surroundings -- and which I can drive to without needing special permission or lots of advance preparation. [more inside]
posted by ook at 7:50 AM PST - 90 comments

Recommendations on converting VGA to S-video. [more inside]
posted by moonbird at 7:19 AM PST - 5 comments

I'm the new networking/windows servers 2003 administrator at school. Only problem is i know jack about networking! Looking for something I can pick up at the bookstore to give me a good introduction into the subject. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 at 7:16 AM PST - 9 comments

I need travel websites that are specific to a single destination. [more inside]
posted by blim8183 at 7:10 AM PST - 6 comments

How do I film a plain, white background with a couple of actors. [more inside]
posted by daveyt at 6:57 AM PST - 10 comments

I'm Using Boric Acid for a cockroach problem - is it safe to put it in my cupboard next to plates and cups? [more inside]
posted by bingwah at 6:49 AM PST - 18 comments

What in the process of absorbing sodium causes an increase in blood pressure [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 at 6:46 AM PST - 11 comments

The incidence of petty crime, particularly vandalism of flower planters (even in daylight), is up lately in our (small city) neighborhood. The ratio of absentee landlords to owner-occupied has been increasing over the years, and the quality of life in the neighborhood is slowly declining (e.g., more trash in the street, petty vandalism, graffiti, outright theft). Fundamentally, the solution is economic, and the city is slowly working on that. But in the short term, what are effective crime reduction methods that can be implemented at the neighborhood level (i.e., we can't direct the police to patrol more or install more street lights, but we could organize a "neighborhood watch")?
posted by juliewhite at 6:40 AM PST - 11 comments

What is your workflow for getting pictures off a digital camera, filed and to the state you want them in? Can you improve on mine? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo at 6:34 AM PST - 23 comments

UnderpantsFilter: What is the opening at the front of briefs (and boxer breifs) for? Okay, I know what it's for, but does anyone actually use it? It seems far more trouble to manipulate than pulling the front of your pants down four inches. If no one uses it, why is it still there? It seems to add extra fabric and stitching that cost-reductionism would have eliminated long ago. Is it simple industry momentum? Does it add something to the comfort I don't see?
posted by Plutor at 6:02 AM PST - 168 comments

How do I straighten my legs? [more inside]
posted by twine42 at 5:47 AM PST - 22 comments

Help me find a song for the Father/Daughter dance at my wedding. [MI] [more inside]
posted by geeky at 5:32 AM PST - 33 comments

What is the most independent-minded city in the US? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:34 AM PST - 37 comments

Jazz Noir [more inside]
posted by Unregistered User at 4:24 AM PST - 12 comments

Where online can I get Clarks shoes in (or delivered to) Australia? [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind at 3:51 AM PST - 5 comments

Should I feel bad because I use tables instead of CSS? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling at 2:15 AM PST - 32 comments

While I was using Spybot Search and Destroy, the computer became very slow. I rebooted using the hardware button, and since then whenever an application tries to use the internet (IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger etc) the application crashes, saying the application needs to close as an error occurs. Even the Windows Genuine Workaround app crashes! When not using the internet, everything works fine. How can I fix this?
posted by wibbler at 12:40 AM PST - 10 comments

How much money do you need to retire at 40 these days? What amount of money do you need to survive comfortable indefinitely? What about if you just want it to last until you are, say, 85? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz at 12:12 AM PST - 23 comments

June 22
What are some interesting school logos that blend traditional and modern design elements and typography together? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj at 10:41 PM PST - 11 comments

Can you explain this line from Aristophanes' "The Wasps"? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis at 9:28 PM PST - 4 comments

The UK based company I don't work for is not a fairly large online financial information provider. Understandably we receive no traffic at all from Google and other search engines for searches related to various company names. Recently I discovered that we catalogue all the search terms by which people reach our site and do a WHOIS search on their IP address using public WHOIS servers. We then search this information for things like "users from ms.com searching for takeover and at least one other word." Then we buy shares in whatever company people from ms.com are looking for along with takeovers. We have no relationship with any of the companies involved other than that we get to see their search terms. So far there is a definite correlation between these things, and we have made money. Could this qualify as insider trading? We are exploiting non publically available information that's for sure.
posted by anonymous at 9:16 PM PST - 15 comments

I need some help rediscovering the artist and title of a song from ten years ago or so - vague memories follow: [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy at 9:16 PM PST - 6 comments

I need some help with my internal laptop wireless antenna. [more inside]
posted by k8t at 9:10 PM PST - 8 comments

Why is my cat so darn clingy these days? Is it because I'm pregnant? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 at 9:02 PM PST - 13 comments

Can I get a screenshot of the GUI desktop from an ssh login? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom at 8:59 PM PST - 5 comments

We've heard of IDEO and Pentagram. What's your favorite new, lesser-known full-service design firm out there?
posted by rossmeissl at 8:08 PM PST - 3 comments

Can anyone suggest good (and hopefully free) software that will prevent other applications from running during specified parts of the day? The idea is to block certain non-productive applications (media players, games, etc.) during the day when I should be working. Ideally it would allow me to specify which hours each program was blocked and to allow the programs to be unlocked with a password if needed.
posted by Mbarron2896 at 7:52 PM PST - 7 comments

Where can I find these giant plastic cups? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 at 7:50 PM PST - 6 comments

I need a good media center application for OS X. [more inside]
posted by triolus at 7:43 PM PST - 7 comments

What are your favorite subtle questions to ask, while in the early stages of dating, that'll help reveal some insight into the real personality of your potential S.O.? [more inside]
posted by peewee at 7:42 PM PST - 50 comments

Does anyone know of a phone number for Jacoby Medical Center in Bronx, NY that actually gets answered? I just found out my mother-in-law was found unconscious and taken there on Tuesday. The only number I've found online is (718) 918-5000, and nobody is answering. If anyone has a direct number to a specific department where a human might answer, I'd be very grateful. sorry if this is abusing askme.
posted by nixxon at 7:22 PM PST - 7 comments

Girls: How do you like a guy to smell? What products should I use? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop at 6:41 PM PST - 66 comments

How can I tell how dangerous pollution in a specific area is to my health? [more inside]
posted by jewzilla at 6:14 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I find a roleplaying group in my area (general question, not a particular locale) for a beginner to D & D? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja at 6:09 PM PST - 16 comments

Could anyone direct me to a comprehensive study of global service exports? In particular, I want see service exports in terms of type of export, and then broken down by country and region. [more inside]
posted by j-urb at 6:08 PM PST - 2 comments

Where could I order tasteful, authentic Japanese tableware online? Advice on donabe, serving "sets" or complete table settings (is there such a thing?) would be much appreciated, as would advice on using them!
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:06 PM PST - 4 comments

Every time I fly I notice that people order an inordinate amount of tomato juice from the sky waitress. It's out of proportion to the amount of tomato juice I see people drinking on the ground. What gives?
posted by mikemonteiro at 6:00 PM PST - 41 comments

My friend's computer keeps 'resetting' itself after each reboot. [more inside]
posted by richmondparker at 5:56 PM PST - 8 comments

I'd like to go to Modena, Italy in early December to meet some friends. I'd also like to attend a student festival in Trondheim, Norway, in mid-February. What else can I do between December and February? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 5:34 PM PST - 6 comments

Is there a simple way to have very old Usenet posts authored by you, deleted? [more inside]
posted by pricklypear at 5:10 PM PST - 11 comments

What would you say to a reasonably bright (nearly) 19 year old at this stage of her life? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- at 5:09 PM PST - 38 comments

Help me find related names for our three conference rooms. [more inside]
posted by j at 4:24 PM PST - 66 comments

Here's what concerns me: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md3 508M 475M 33M 94% /var not much open on /var. So I go to the /var directory and use du to find where the space is going..... [more inside]
posted by Steve3 at 4:19 PM PST - 12 comments

What does it mean when someone says they can't swim? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 4:06 PM PST - 56 comments

Recommend a good cycling shoe-pedal combo I just started biking again and i'm really loving it. I have a mid-range hybrid bike, nothing fancy and I don't ride compeditively but more for fun and exercise, all on paved road. I'm looking to buy cycling shoes and pedals. What i'm looking for in a pedal is one that can serve both a bike shoe and a regular shoe. The guy at the bike shop showed me something that was a hybrid by shimano but i dont remember the model. As far as a shoe, I dont need anything fancy or expensive but not crappy and cheaply made either. Can anyone give me some recomendations? Also, is there a reliable bike gear review site that has user reviews? Thanks!
posted by postergeist at 3:52 PM PST - 32 comments

Where to find some sort of carrying case for a small notebook computer? [more inside]
posted by anticlock at 3:44 PM PST - 13 comments

What's the best way to escape meta-characters in Perl regular expressions? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii at 3:38 PM PST - 4 comments

What's the best IRC client for Mac if you’ve never used IRC, don’t know much about it, and are sort of dense? I’m running 10.4.6, if that matters.
posted by MarshallPoe at 3:25 PM PST - 15 comments

A friend is trying to track down a magazine whose title she recalls as Horses for Juniors. "It was a horse magazine for kids, and they had articles and stuff, and also you could submit drawings of your favorite horse and they'd publish the best of the bunch." This would have been in California circa 1981. Any leads on what it might have been and/or how to find copies?
posted by Eater at 3:15 PM PST - 3 comments

I am looking for an animation of a turning audio tape. Any suggestions?
posted by mitocan at 3:08 PM PST - 4 comments

I need to convert speech on wav files into text and I don't want to do it via manually transcribing them. Do you have any suggestions or stories from experience? [more inside]
posted by stevis at 3:02 PM PST - 19 comments

Web-Based Technology "Roadmap" Application Needed but it doesn't need to be specific to technology information; it could have been created for the fashion industry, for all I care. As long as the data can be changed. [more inside]
posted by Luciferous at 2:19 PM PST - 1 comments

What type of trees/shrubs should I plant? [more inside]
posted by shemacg at 2:19 PM PST - 4 comments

I wondering what the best wiki is to use as a personal notebook. I will be using it for project management (GTD style), but also as an annotated bibliography and for research notes. [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness at 2:02 PM PST - 8 comments

Apache on OS X is giving me some trouble. It's been working fine for years on previous Macs, but now I can't load my own user account site folder (/~username/) on my Intel iMac, which arrived last week -- I'm getting a 403. [more inside]
posted by mcwetboy at 1:55 PM PST - 2 comments

Are PHP/mySQL applications inherently insecure and unstable? [more inside]
posted by aisforal at 1:52 PM PST - 18 comments

No, really, what's the best PC keyboard out there? [more inside]
posted by frogan at 1:45 PM PST - 15 comments

How do I get a .flac file from Azureus to iTunes? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Lurker at 1:34 PM PST - 6 comments

How the $%&# can I get DTMF tones to work with Skype?? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew at 1:29 PM PST - 4 comments

When I ride my bike for extended periods of time (30 minutes or more) the left side of my lower back goes numb. When I dismount, I regain feeling within 5 seconds and there is never any associated pain. Is this bad? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 at 1:23 PM PST - 17 comments

ElectricalFilter -- please help me identify this mystery panel in the wall of my old apartment! [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:54 PM PST - 15 comments

It's the name of a song on Tom Waits' album Alice, in which he repeats the word over and over. I assume it's German, but I can't find any translations. If it's not an actual word, does it at least sound like something in German?
posted by monsterhero at 12:54 PM PST - 16 comments

Help me with the hard science behind a sci fi idea. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:52 PM PST - 19 comments

Need help commuting via public transportation to get from downtown Silver Spring to near BWI Airport/Arundel Mills daily. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld at 12:44 PM PST - 7 comments

Ukrainian or Polish: What language should I learn? [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice at 12:40 PM PST - 16 comments

Excel 2003 graph woes. My friend is looking to make a simple x:Date; y:Value chart but with one problem. [more inside]
posted by jedrek at 12:28 PM PST - 6 comments

The copyright of decoupage? If I use pieces of comic books, photos, etc. in decoupage and then attempt to sell the pieces am I violating copyright law?
posted by drezdn at 12:15 PM PST - 17 comments

I start a new job tomorrow. Help me not make an ass of myself! [more inside]
posted by bilabial at 11:43 AM PST - 10 comments

FirefoxFilter: Is there any way you can control the speed of the drop-down menus? [more inside]
posted by bitmage at 11:32 AM PST - 4 comments

moving to san francisco (2006), what are your recommendations [more inside]
posted by kewlio at 11:11 AM PST - 18 comments

Is it insane for two married 40+ year olds, no kids, to think about moving from Seattle to Portland? The thought that we'll never be able to afford a house here unless we opt for a two hour commute is killing us. Ready to throw in the towel. [more inside]
posted by dchunks at 10:13 AM PST - 25 comments

My fiancee and I are not particularly religious, but my mother is and she's pissed! What are my options? [more inside]
posted by bDiddy at 9:58 AM PST - 69 comments

What is the exact geographical centre of Toronto? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder at 9:25 AM PST - 7 comments

What secret society does a gold ring with black triangles-- 10 or so of them-- around its circumference represent? Two of my friends in college (Ivy League) wore these identical rings. When asked about it, they would say "A friend gave it to me," and then change the subject. Rumor had it that these were secret society rings. Any ideas?
posted by bethm at 9:02 AM PST - 31 comments

Where should I take my daughter to lunch this Saturday in Northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:40 AM PST - 18 comments

Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy at 8:30 AM PST - 3 comments

Is there anything fun to do in or near Geneva? Cafe or restaurant recommendations are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot at 8:20 AM PST - 8 comments

Having problem with S.M.A.R.T data collection apps with IDE drives on a PCI to IDE card. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 at 8:19 AM PST - 5 comments

Can anyone share any first hand experiences in La Paz, Mexico? My wife has a distant relative who owns a bed and breakfast there, and we're having a hard time finding specific information about the town, nearby beaches, etc. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic at 8:16 AM PST - 6 comments

Wacky Tiled Walls, need cheap creative solution...For some strange reason the entire apartment is tiled! To make matters worse in each room there are about 4 or 5 different style of tiles. I need a cheap creative solution to make the apartment more home like and less like one big bathroom. Anyone? Please help!
posted by mscatch22 at 8:08 AM PST - 19 comments

Looking for resources that will teach me how to use capacitors, resistors, solar cells and other electrical components. [more inside]
posted by Alison at 7:52 AM PST - 13 comments

I have a directory which is swell for printing, but I need it in a database. [more inside]
posted by Classic Diner at 7:52 AM PST - 3 comments

How do I find a manufacturer for a product I'd like to produce? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe at 7:47 AM PST - 6 comments

Epson 1520 printer is refuses to print properly. Streaks when printing color and won't print head alignment tests properly. [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice at 7:17 AM PST - 4 comments

Why doesn't anybody care about HIV/AIDS in the US anymore? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger at 6:57 AM PST - 33 comments

How do we find a nanny? [more inside]
posted by escabeche at 6:31 AM PST - 9 comments

A corporate computer has connected to my wireless network and is wasting bandwidth. How can I stop this and get compensated? [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire at 6:31 AM PST - 28 comments

Mmm, walnuts. Hey, what's that cobweb stuff? [more inside]
posted by tomble at 5:03 AM PST - 6 comments

I'm looking for a good book or books on software testing and test development. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe at 4:45 AM PST - 4 comments

On a scale of 1 to 5, how freaked out should I be that I haven't had my period in six months? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:15 AM PST - 28 comments

How do I get Windows to see a drive, and fix some other wierd things? [more inside]
posted by missed at 4:04 AM PST - 6 comments

International-Travel-Filter: How do I tell which airlines are good and which are shit? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl at 1:33 AM PST - 20 comments

I’m almost graduated, in the process of applying for a position as a junior consultant with a number of different IT-consultancy companies. I have my own ideas about who to choose, but since these companies are international I thought I could get some information from the smart people here at MeFi. [more inside]
posted by bering at 12:41 AM PST - 12 comments

June 21
I teach a college course that requires my students to turn in video projects. Each project is, at the most, 500 MB. In the past, we've had the students burn their projects onto CDs and/or DVDs. We'd love, however, to come up with a way for them to submit them electronically. How could we pull this off? Would Google Video work? Would Streamload be reliable? YouTube? (FYI: there are 75 students and each of them turn in 7 projects through out the semester). Our budget is modest ($50/month at the most).
posted by JPowers at 11:33 PM PST - 21 comments

I'm looking to put together sleeping gear for mild-weather camping, where low weight and low cost are equally important. So I'm seeking advice on the best way to balance these factors (since the lightest products seem to be the most expensive). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain at 11:01 PM PST - 17 comments

Like, what are the main differences between Marx's Communism and Trotsky's Communism?
posted by xmutex at 10:50 PM PST - 15 comments

This may sound like a dumb question, but seriously: how do I use my oven? [more inside]
posted by Durhey at 10:37 PM PST - 7 comments

Why have advances in technology not led to more participatory democracy? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:10 PM PST - 22 comments

If you're interested in Korea, what would you want to see in a Korea-centric website? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:01 PM PST - 29 comments

I'm thoroughly baffled about how I should eat. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche at 9:56 PM PST - 11 comments

I'm compiling a collection of songs that I'm calling "The History of the 20th Century". What songs have a year in their title? [more inside]
posted by meech at 9:31 PM PST - 46 comments

I have two nights and one day to spend basically anywhere in Europe (the EU or UK would be easiest). Where should I go? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by muddgirl at 9:10 PM PST - 20 comments

Where can I order kava kava tea? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten at 7:37 PM PST - 8 comments

Books for a bed bound, intelligent, cynical 79 year old with colon cancer? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:12 PM PST - 45 comments

Can anyone point me to the best Palm Pilot resource? I tried to fix a Palm for someone and after 10 hours I cannot get the sync to work properly. Duplicates is his calendar, triplicates ... etc, and the to top it off, it hangs during a sync. Desperate and willing to pay. Oh - and Agendus is also on his Outlook. Thanks BB
posted by bright77blue at 6:50 PM PST - 2 comments

is there any way to complete my application to drexel without sending them my AP us history score from 1998? of course there's [more inside]
posted by kendrak at 5:55 PM PST - 8 comments

I was curious to know if it was possible to leave off of just sugar and multi-vitamins?
posted by nosophoros at 5:24 PM PST - 25 comments

Recently I took a large quantity of household junk to my local council run landfill/refuse site. 3 weeks later these items, which I presumed would be destroyed and buried, are appearing at local auctions. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings at 5:03 PM PST - 45 comments

What are some "disgusting" animal parts (i.e animal parts that "normal" Americans don't eat for reasons of revulsion) that are good for you nutritionally speaking? Also, what are some animal parts that are unhealthy for you? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea at 4:51 PM PST - 45 comments

My personal weblog runs under Movable Type. I use the plugin "otherblog" to embed the contents of a secondary linksblog in a sidebar of the main blog. My new financial blog runs under WordPress. What's the best way to implement a linksblog sidebar in a WordPress blog? [more inside]
posted by jdroth at 4:05 PM PST - 6 comments

Why is OS X so damn slow? [more inside]
posted by photoslob at 3:44 PM PST - 50 comments

I'm in New York. She's in France. What gift can I get her that won't be too expensive to ship or too fragile to make it? [more inside]
posted by Cochise at 3:09 PM PST - 13 comments

Can you build immunity to mosquito bites? [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes at 2:53 PM PST - 30 comments

Recent Windows versions of Adobe apps, specifically programs in the CS2 Suite and Acrobat Pro 7.0, all run some kind of auxiliary program called "Cleanup" not long after they start up. In my experience, "Cleanup" always freezes the Adobe app in question while it does whatever it's doing. So what is this program? Is it necessary? And if not, how can I stop it from running?
posted by limeonaire at 2:43 PM PST - 14 comments

How are these free standing construction cranes erected? [more inside]
posted by andywolf at 2:29 PM PST - 8 comments

Due to circumstances, my department has inherited a 1U server that, after a firmware update, the fans are blowing much, much louder than they were originally. Normally, I would call/write to support or look it up on their site. Here's the M. Night Shyamalan twist: it is a server only sold and supported in Korea ("What a twist!"). It is the Samsung SmartServer ZSS100 and I was able to Google my way to the official list of drivers and firmware updates, but the one driver/firmware update that affects the fan (here) has corrupt download links. I need help on a few fronts: [more inside]
posted by JLobster at 2:24 PM PST - 3 comments

For our society to evolve to the next level, what kind of surpluses do we need to have? [more inside]
posted by studentguru at 2:19 PM PST - 33 comments

I cannot remember my windows XP Pro password. I am an administrator. Need to install software and change to a dynamic ip address. [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn at 2:01 PM PST - 9 comments

Cataract questions. Is there an ophthalmologic surgeon in the house? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus at 1:57 PM PST - 2 comments

I have been, for some time now, looking for a space for my retail store. I had to sign a contract with a broker, since in the area I was looking you can only have one broker working for you. I have seen a few spaces and have been in contract talks with one of them, but that fell through (not because of the broker). I also asked the broker about a SPECIFIC space, but they said everything was taken and nothing was available there. Later I called myself and found out more information, and soon contacted a landlord willing to lease me a space. I like my broker and think they tried their best, but I need to break the contract so I can go on and deal with this space myself. It is no problem to cancel the contract I just need to send a letter. I guess my question is, how can I let my broker go, without harboring or sending any bad feelings?
posted by savagecorp at 1:56 PM PST - 7 comments

My husband and I have a kinda old, kinda ornery cat with a meow not unlike a gameshow buzzer. She’s something along the lines of 14 or 15 years old and even as a kitten was never particularly cuddly. Most of the time she wants to be left alone to catch a beam to warm her arthritic bones. There are however, certain times of the day when she demands attention. [more inside]
posted by verveonica at 1:01 PM PST - 33 comments

I want to extend the life of my car and so I need some advice on touching-up paint scratches on my 2001 Civic as well as on the issue of window tinting. [more inside]
posted by bove at 12:37 PM PST - 10 comments

My girlfriend of one year and I get along famously. She's 21, beautiful, intelligent, super sweet, madly in love with me, and has had almost as many partners as I have at the ripe old age of 33. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:20 PM PST - 56 comments

How many homes/condos did you go and see before deciding on the home/condo you bought?
posted by chunking express at 12:01 PM PST - 55 comments

Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro. How can I get it to discard parts of the document that I've cropped out? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz at 12:00 PM PST - 5 comments

How many students will be enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. this year? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang at 11:35 AM PST - 6 comments

How to restore the "system state" data on an XP system? [more inside]
posted by Brian James at 11:34 AM PST - 4 comments

Classic stories or fables about gifts/giving. [more inside]
posted by hamfisted at 11:13 AM PST - 9 comments

My 3 year old just dumped green food coloring all over our dining room... HELP! [more inside]
posted by gregvr at 11:03 AM PST - 6 comments

I am looking for a classical music release that I last heard in maybe 1986, and all I remember is this: 1) It was on the Erato label; 2) it was nothing but the kind of horns used in (I think) fox hunting, 3) and the net effect was beautifully weird. Anyone know what the name of the album or group might be? [more inside]
posted by everichon at 10:55 AM PST - 4 comments

Are Humans Evolving? [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie at 10:48 AM PST - 33 comments

How do you find a doctor in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Newbornstranger at 10:34 AM PST - 12 comments

Why don't DSL and cable providers compete on the amount of UPLOADING bandwidth they offer? [more inside]
posted by shivohum at 10:25 AM PST - 19 comments

I need good but affordable restaurant recommendations for New York (specifically Manhattan). [more inside]
posted by BradNelson at 10:21 AM PST - 44 comments

Why does the first episode of the third season of Entourage refuse to play on my mac? The second episode of this season, as well as the the entire second season play fine (all hd xvid). I've downloaded several copies but none of them play. Any advice?
posted by adamdrici at 10:08 AM PST - 10 comments

My car's A/C unit is sending out sort of misty air? Is this safe? Or is it just moisture? The A/C unit still cools down the air.
posted by sandmanwv at 10:06 AM PST - 10 comments

What's the best way of securely deleting data remotely? [more inside]
posted by dweingart at 9:48 AM PST - 12 comments

I have a sharp carousel r1750 above the range microwave. Back before the warranty was out the control unit (a box with all the buttons and display died) and the warranty guy replaced it. It was as easy as plugging in a hard drive. How do I get the unit to replace it myself, now that it has died again
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 9:40 AM PST - 5 comments

How is a GOLAZO! different from a GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL? [more inside]
posted by dw at 9:08 AM PST - 17 comments

Why is the "dock" of my OSX freezing? What does this problem say about the general health of my Ibook? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee at 9:05 AM PST - 10 comments

Is there a sonic equivalent to goatse? [more inside]
posted by randomination at 8:34 AM PST - 45 comments

Yet another Access Query Question. Similar to my other question, but even more frustrating. I need to craft a query that will tally values across many fields and entries. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten at 8:25 AM PST - 27 comments

media players (on winxp) play automatically when you populate the playlist window - help me stop them from doing so! I dont want them to play until I hit the play button. Am I the only one who wants this? [more inside]
posted by jak68 at 8:15 AM PST - 6 comments

Planning a tasty and attractive brunch... [more inside]
posted by jheiz at 8:06 AM PST - 20 comments

In kindergarten terms, please explain wireless networking. [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah at 7:48 AM PST - 17 comments

Can a queen-sized futon fit in a car? I've found someone willing to take my futon (not the frame), but they say the "only have cars" and are wondering if it will fit. [more inside]
posted by amtho at 7:29 AM PST - 11 comments

How do YOU use those bookmark/web info organizers? [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf at 7:29 AM PST - 21 comments

Please give me your input on a TMJ quasi-emergency. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 at 7:20 AM PST - 12 comments

You have a new partner. From time to time the two of you meet up with, or maybe just bump into, people with whom you have had sex in the past. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer at 6:52 AM PST - 28 comments

How do I approach software companies for information on getting future jobs? [more inside]
posted by jacalata at 4:17 AM PST - 7 comments

How do you kick-start creative brainstorming? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave at 3:30 AM PST - 21 comments

How can I turn a conference call into an MP3? [more inside]
posted by dhacker at 3:24 AM PST - 6 comments

I'm taking medication. Am I still eligible to donate blood in the UK? [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi at 1:24 AM PST - 11 comments

June 20
There was a show on HBO that came on AFTER Arliss that I remember loving. I've been trying to figure out what this show was by searching the internet and asking around to see if anyone else remembers it. I remember it was a comedy, but I don't remember the name or anything about it! [more inside]
posted by super_not at 11:57 PM PST - 10 comments

I'm looking to purchase a "new" battery for my laptop... a simple google search brings up a ton of possibilities, while a froogle search brings up some more realistic prices. I'm looking for anyone that has experience with buying laptop batteries online. [more inside]
posted by hatsix at 11:02 PM PST - 6 comments

Interview Filter: What are your best interview questions and techniques? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq at 10:00 PM PST - 21 comments

we're headed to costa rica at the end of the week for a honeymoon/ backpacking trip and we're wondering if anyone has any insight into getting around: public transport, shuttles, or driving? [more inside]
posted by ronv at 9:37 PM PST - 13 comments

My friend was forced into an arranged marriage. I've lost contact with her and now I am trying to find her. Any suggestions for how I should go about doing that?
posted by haasim at 9:00 PM PST - 27 comments

Can'tWeAllGetAlongFilter: Do Asian people stereotype other Asians? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet at 7:28 PM PST - 79 comments

Does a regular consumer dishwasher chew up food particles? Reason is that a live roach that was in there when the cycle was started is now missing, and I think I saw an insect bit. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman at 6:28 PM PST - 21 comments

I am working on translating some of Paul Celan's poems into English. Are there any major differences between my traditional American understanding of poetic analysis and that of German-speaking countries? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai at 5:50 PM PST - 5 comments

How do you determine when you are physically strong? [more inside]
posted by Loto at 5:50 PM PST - 38 comments

What's the history behind ceiling cat? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome at 5:43 PM PST - 20 comments

I need a list of gay rock/pop and jazz musicians and naturally thought of the obliging folks here at AskMe. So...any ideas? [more inside]
posted by ashbury at 5:41 PM PST - 69 comments

I was recently in London, and was really happy to be paying only 12% in tips. And then I began to wonder... [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken at 4:46 PM PST - 76 comments

Where to get my Toshiba laptop (which I hate and don't recommend) repaired? [more inside]
posted by Lizzle at 4:42 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm trying to identify a drawing by Picasso . . . [more inside]
posted by leesh at 4:27 PM PST - 8 comments

AC Filter: Help me pick the best air conditioner for my giant-windowed apartment. With visual aids! [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell at 4:24 PM PST - 10 comments

GiftFilter: My brother just got 2 new kittens. His birthday is in a week. Gift suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sirion at 4:11 PM PST - 17 comments

My sister has $1900 in San Francisco parking tickets. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by sdis at 4:06 PM PST - 15 comments

[ADVENTUREFILTER] This summer, I'm riding my bike from one end of Chicago to another. I haven't picked which end I'm starting at or ending at, yet. I plan on exploring a fair amount but I was wondering about some interesting points I might want to stop at along the way. This will probably happen more than once this summer, more likely on weekdays than weekends. [more inside]
posted by elr at 4:06 PM PST - 7 comments

Help me find a way to entertain my homebound future mother-in-law! [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp at 4:02 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me find somewhere to buy a really great every-day shoe like you helped find me a running shoe shop! [more inside]
posted by anonymoose at 3:58 PM PST - 1 comments

Did Sylvia Plath write any villanelles besides 'Mad Girl's Love Song'? [more inside]
posted by Firas at 3:53 PM PST - 5 comments

How do I transport gear between New Jersey and Manhattan using public transit without it being a logistical nightmare? [more inside]
posted by jake at 3:41 PM PST - 10 comments

When searching for artwork on my computer is there anyway I can tag the file to include its contents? [more inside]
posted by chuckforthought.com at 2:53 PM PST - 7 comments

Dealing with "permanent" artwork from the former homeowner: Is there an easy way to replace just a few tiles in a shower? What about some of the more "creative" concrete work? [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ at 2:49 PM PST - 9 comments

How can I find an old German friend of mine? [more inside]
posted by taumeson at 2:37 PM PST - 6 comments

Help me find a Batman shower curtain... [more inside]
posted by joshjs at 2:29 PM PST - 9 comments

How do I maintain communication while dealing with HMO? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic at 2:25 PM PST - 7 comments

need help getting DVDs to my iPod [more inside]
posted by The Boy at 2:24 PM PST - 8 comments

I am looking for video games based on literature. [more inside]
posted by mattbucher at 2:04 PM PST - 33 comments

What kind of minivan should I buy? I'm in the market for a used minivan, something 4-6 years old. What make/model do you recommend? Why? I've got a bead on a Pontiac Montana. Any good reason to avoid it?
posted by kc0dxh at 1:54 PM PST - 15 comments

Getting Blood Drawn- Getting a Shot- Do you find it painful? any tricks? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister at 1:24 PM PST - 56 comments

I need to find audio clips of RUSH LIMBAUGH from the period after he went deaf and his voice began to sound different. The change in his voice illustrates the fact that one needs to hear one's own voice to keep it "tuned;" it isn't just permanently wired in your brain. The same thing is true of song birds, too. Thanks!
posted by cogneuro at 1:11 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for a great end-user web-based LDAP interface. Something like GOsa or simpler, but that will run on OSX. For scale LDAP Admin is too low level. Thanks!
posted by The Jesse Helms at 12:36 PM PST - 4 comments

What Volkswagen dealership (Besides Tracy in Hyannis) would be close to Cape Cod, MA and good choice to take my car to? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 at 12:30 PM PST - 2 comments

If all else fails how do I get a mac running OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) to pull or request a DNS name. I have over 180 Macs online, and two won't register.(more inside) [more inside]
posted by Gungho at 12:27 PM PST - 9 comments

Window Dressing: Cheap, Creative, Easy – need I pick just two? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Sam at 12:26 PM PST - 16 comments

What kind of dog should a bunny/bird owner consider getting? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty at 12:17 PM PST - 25 comments

Is unhappiness with my career, lack of meaning in my life, and a general lack of energy/motivation enough reason to seek counseling? [more inside]
posted by Raven13 at 11:56 AM PST - 35 comments

How do I travel the West Coast by rail for cheap? I have the general plan mapped out (I want to go north... or south?). I most certainly will see people and places in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego. Hopefully in a semi-linear fashion with interesting walk-abouts in between. I'm thinking railpass. I'm not really asking for nuts and bolts, I'm asking for [more inside]
posted by tweak at 11:49 AM PST - 16 comments

I'm considering moving from Portland, OR, to Nashville, TN. I love Portland's cool neighborhoods. Where are the hip neighborhoods in Nashville? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 11:40 AM PST - 8 comments

Anyone know a good place to watch World Cup games in Italy -- and not Italy games?
posted by jgballard at 11:07 AM PST - 6 comments

Job opportunities for a teenager in NOVA [more inside]
posted by bigspoon at 10:33 AM PST - 16 comments

Can anyone recommend any good, recent popular science (or undergrad/grad level) books about the way in which our brains work? [more inside]
posted by handee at 10:24 AM PST - 11 comments

I watched the 1960 Hitchcock version of Psycho and noticed something: Every time a character exited their car, they did so through the passenger-side door. Why?
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:23 AM PST - 9 comments

Is there hope for my tea-stained laptop screen [detailed pics inside]? [more inside]
posted by Chorus at 9:54 AM PST - 5 comments

What are the consequences of an intruder who gets killed by a guard dog in the house they were breaking into? To the dog and to the homeowner?
posted by fenriq at 9:34 AM PST - 37 comments

Best free online tutorials (video or still) for learning Flash 8 in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by Grod at 9:13 AM PST - 11 comments

What Jewish tradition involves a rabbi killing a chicken? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:56 AM PST - 8 comments

I've been asked to fill in for someone at a workshop. Problem is that I've never led a workshop, at a conference or otherwise. What are some pointers and tips on how I can be successful while making it interesting and informative for the audience? [more inside]
posted by mutantdisco! at 8:51 AM PST - 10 comments

Is there a way to carry or tow a toddler on a recumbent bike? And, by the way, what bike should a fat 40-year-old start out with? [more inside]
posted by not that girl at 8:43 AM PST - 25 comments

I've bought several butane "torch-style" lighters, but they all seem to fail after a month or two -- is it the lighters, or is it my method? [more inside]
posted by nonliteral at 8:34 AM PST - 16 comments

Help me learn to love life in Yonkers, or anywhere along the Metro North railroad and surrounding area. With no car. [more inside]
posted by bingo at 8:27 AM PST - 15 comments

Apparently an old friend of mine was on some TLC show, but I'm not sure which one, or when. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj at 8:04 AM PST - 6 comments

I am an American citizen; my fiance is a British citizen. He is here in America right now as a tourist and will return to Britain in about 10 days. I'm sure I want to marry him and he's sure he wants to live here. Would it be better to marry him now and have him immigrate as a spouse (K3 or CR1?), or to bring him in on a K1 fiance visa? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:59 AM PST - 22 comments

Please advise us on mobile phone calling plans in London. We'll be on sabbatical in London for 6.5 more months. We're in university housing and can only call on campus without using a calling card. We've gotten tired of dialing 30+ digits, so we'd use the mobile as our main phone, at least for outgoing calls. We'll be making a couple of calls a day in London, and two or three 10-20 minute calls to the US and France each week. I assume we want a 'pay as you go' plan, since we're only going to be here less than a year. We don't need a fancy phone. We'd probably prefer 2 cheap phones. Also, will our phones work in western Europe? Thanks for your advice.
posted by lukemeister at 7:56 AM PST - 11 comments

I got a prank call in the middle of the night. The weird part is that my modem was connected to the net at the time. [more inside]
posted by BruceL at 7:51 AM PST - 6 comments

I have double-tiered windows (windows with two panes that slide from either the top or the bottom). Is it better to open the top tier or the bottom tier in the summer? [more inside]
posted by hooray at 7:37 AM PST - 8 comments

Help me figure out whether I can fly in spite of the crazy Kansas DMV. [more inside]
posted by ubernostrum at 7:32 AM PST - 13 comments

I can't seem to access my personal banking with a foreign bank. How can I get this website to work properly, so that I can login? Error messages are: # Normal operation is not possible. Verify and correct the date and time displayed on the compute. # Your safety setting is not set properly. If this screen is displayed, setting the internet security setting to normal. # additional plugins are required to display all tech media on this page. # The page has content of MIME type “application/x-ocx-container-plugin”. Because you don't have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed. # The page has content of MIME type “application/x-softforum-xecssl40”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed. [more inside]
posted by MD06 at 7:32 AM PST - 4 comments

When we finished my basement, I never got it inspected or approved by the town. Is this going to be a big problem for us? [more inside]
posted by quibx at 7:10 AM PST - 10 comments

When I make a PDF from any application in OS X (10.3.x), they come out pixelated. Much like the steering well in the pirate's pants, it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer at 7:05 AM PST - 11 comments

Scheduling meetings: I need software (or a good human-based procedure) to help me juggle complicated schedules for a group of people. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee at 6:37 AM PST - 17 comments

How can I tell if my microwave has become unsafe? [more inside]
posted by louigi at 6:12 AM PST - 12 comments

Is it appropriate to ask out a nurse that was treating you at a hospital? [more inside]
posted by zerokey at 5:19 AM PST - 34 comments

Physics vs. Geography at university. Which is better to do, specifically careerwise? [more inside]
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 4:53 AM PST - 12 comments

How do I build an interactive family website? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco at 3:43 AM PST - 15 comments

Is it possible for digital camera sensors to absorb light faster than silver halides on film ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:56 AM PST - 18 comments

I've got a hankering for some robot combat. Could anyone help me locate some copies of the Comedy Central Series Battlebots? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek at 12:39 AM PST - 5 comments

I am looking for the title/artist/director of a 90s animated music video that takes place in space. [more inside]
posted by Binliner at 12:32 AM PST - 7 comments

June 19
I know about MythTV and Freevo. My question to the hive mind is [more inside]
posted by evariste at 10:30 PM PST - 30 comments

A number of years back I gave a pair of Swatches like these as a wedding gift. It's hard to tell from the photo, but one watch has the hours, the other has the minutes. They belong together so much that they barely function separately. I have a bunch of wedding-related gifts to give in the near future. Can anyone recommend paired things in a similar vein?
posted by krisjohn at 10:14 PM PST - 8 comments

Similar to this previous question, my TiVo is disconnecting one of my computers from the network. [more inside]
posted by scarabic at 9:14 PM PST - 7 comments

What do they use as far as makeup in movies for fake tattoos, and where can I get some of this makeup? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie at 8:37 PM PST - 8 comments

what is a fantastic recipe for green curry (more specifics inside) [more inside]
posted by sourbrew at 8:24 PM PST - 27 comments

Where can I go to find a reliable freelancer to do some PHP programming for me? [more inside]
posted by bleucube at 8:24 PM PST - 14 comments

Can mute people clear their throats? [more inside]
posted by lain at 8:10 PM PST - 8 comments

Albania - where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by lorrer at 7:46 PM PST - 4 comments

Help me find a suitable carseat before vacation this year. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy at 7:31 PM PST - 3 comments

Suggestions for barbequey, easy-to-prepare vegan food? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:28 PM PST - 28 comments

Chiggers!!! [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:17 PM PST - 17 comments

What toxins are released by massaging tense muscles? I have a friend who is training for her massage certification, who told me after she worked on my shoulders to be sure to drink lots of water to flush out the toxins that were released when she massaged my shoulders. But when asked, couldn't tell me what they were. What toxins would be released? Is there science behind this claim?
posted by gilsonal at 6:55 PM PST - 42 comments

Is it possible to take the GRE without having the score counted on my record? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 at 6:38 PM PST - 26 comments

Is it a coincidence that I have gotten laryngitis along with a mild case of food poisoning? [more inside]
posted by litlnemo at 6:25 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm a normal, straightforward, simple guy. Why do I feel the need to participate in anonymous sex with couple? [more inside]
posted by gadha at 5:54 PM PST - 15 comments

Are there any VOIP services that allow hyperlinks to open connections to specific phone numbers? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen at 5:53 PM PST - 7 comments

Why are shopping carts abandoned? Why do people leave unrelated stuff in random aisles? [more inside]
posted by daninnj at 5:48 PM PST - 44 comments

Should a job interview faux pas be addressed in a thank you email? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl at 5:48 PM PST - 18 comments

Why won't mp3's play on my laptop with Vista Beta 2? [more inside]
posted by Drunken_munky at 5:35 PM PST - 6 comments

Big help needed, Windows corrupted most of my NTFS disk... [more inside]
posted by lundman at 5:00 PM PST - 6 comments

BatteryFilter: Where can I recycle my batteries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada? [more inside]
posted by stungeye at 4:35 PM PST - 8 comments

Does anyone recommend a specific LCD television that will allow streaming over UPnP from a media box, decode DivX, XViD, and other MPEG-4 video formats, and is available in North America (specifically Canada)? [more inside]
posted by purephase at 4:29 PM PST - 4 comments

Looking for large websites where I can download Japanese mpgs or podcasts, in any language. [more inside]
posted by uni verse at 4:15 PM PST - 1 comments

Sourcing tracks for a themed CD of dancefloor booty music. [more inside]
posted by Isabeau Sahen at 3:06 PM PST - 34 comments

Seeking help trying to find a virus. [more inside]
posted by astorias at 3:01 PM PST - 7 comments

Help me find a place to stay in NC! [more inside]
posted by Flamingo at 3:00 PM PST - 7 comments

Can hormonal birth control have positive side effects on mental health? [more inside]
posted by juniper at 2:52 PM PST - 20 comments

I had two root canals on two upper right molars and now my entire mouth hurts. Is this common? [more inside]
posted by nuala at 2:14 PM PST - 19 comments

Giacomo Poochini, Rover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Bays, Billie Howliday... [more inside]
posted by hindmost at 2:14 PM PST - 51 comments

What are some good technical questions to ask a potential candidate for a tech support position during the initial interview? [more inside]
posted by Cosine at 2:13 PM PST - 25 comments

RunningFilter: Newbie long-distance runner wants to know how to pace drinking water to avoid dehydration. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 2:07 PM PST - 15 comments

Why can I smell chemicals in my brain? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit at 1:48 PM PST - 11 comments

I'm almost 31 and though I have had some achievements in life they're not spectacular. Most of the time when I see a biog in the paper the 'achiever' was already doing well from a very early age. To give me hope that achieving at this stage in life is possible I would like to hear of people who went on to make great achievements relatively late in their life (ie 30+) with not much happening before then. These can be anybody, famous or people you know, in any field, both creative and career wise. I haven't defined great achievement but I mean something rather outstanding (unusual I suppose) rather than 'passed my driving test' or 'got married'.
posted by razzman at 1:38 PM PST - 73 comments

What are the best flavored lubricants? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:32 PM PST - 9 comments

This is embarassing: I would like to know if there is any surgery ( cosmetic or otherwise) to remove excessive rolls of skin I have on my belly after a serious amount of weight loss. With clothes on I look fine, but undressed I am so self conscious. I am very small, and my belly used to be much bigger, (pregnancy etc.) but now that it isn't there is nowhere for all that extra (stretched) skin to go. Any thoughts?
posted by anonymous at 1:32 PM PST - 16 comments

How do I become a Chinese citizen again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:32 PM PST - 7 comments

I have an Excel worksheet populated with data from columns A through IS. I’d like to hide columns but I am getting the following error: “Cannot shift objects off sheet.” Why? [more inside]
posted by phoenixc at 12:57 PM PST - 5 comments

Help me identify this book... errr... sword! Bought it for 25 euros (30 dollars) in some junk shop and I really don't care if it's an antique or not because I just like how it looks, but I'm interested anyway. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth at 12:34 PM PST - 18 comments

WorldCupFilter: Where can I watch the 7am PDT games in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta at 12:11 PM PST - 8 comments

What is up with television commercials that get cut off, played over, or otherwise mishmashed by other commercials on cable television? [more inside]
posted by nelleish at 12:04 PM PST - 8 comments

So after my water heater started leaking (a water heater that was located curiously in the attic), I've lost about half the ceiling in my bathroom to water damage. Does anyone know a reasonably priced and RELIABLE handyman/contractor in the Tampa Bay area? I'm in North Tampa, near Lutz, if that helps. Speed is of the essence, since there is a giant, AC sucking hole in the ceiling. The water heater has also been replaced already. I just need the ceiling fixed.
posted by Ikazuchi at 12:01 PM PST - 6 comments

How much does an x% ethanol gasoline blend product reduce mileage? Does the environmental benefit from ethanol blends outweigh the increased consumption of gasoline products? Or is the benefit negligible for the consumer? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:57 AM PST - 12 comments

Where are the best jukeboxes in northern New Jersey? [more inside]
posted by TheManticore at 11:49 AM PST - 2 comments

My older brother was born with a medical condition that I would like more information about. Being from a third world country does not help finding a label or diagnosis for it, so I will try to explain it as best as I can and hopefully someone will pinpoint it. I have been a US resident for a while and I am unfortunately not with him to see a doctor and find the answers that I need. From what I know it is incurable but who knows, maybe there is something out there that can help him out. [more inside]
posted by convex at 11:19 AM PST - 11 comments

I received a Montreal municipal ticket for public drunkenness. Do I get any sort of record if I pay the ticket (thus pleading guilty)? [more inside]
posted by azman at 11:09 AM PST - 4 comments

How can I convince my boss to use business blogging instead of forums? Or, how can my boss get A Clue? [more inside]
posted by freakystyley at 10:51 AM PST - 30 comments

Rufus at Carnegie Hall. Were you there? How was it? And if you weren't there, did you read online an especially good review? Thanks.
posted by matteo at 10:46 AM PST - 5 comments

Does backing out of a car deal affect your credit? [more inside]
posted by starbaby at 10:45 AM PST - 21 comments

I am trying to determine if a building I saw once was real or a dream. [more inside]
posted by beetsuits at 10:25 AM PST - 16 comments

I'm looking for help in finding out who the author/publisher of a book called "The Camp" are [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay at 10:23 AM PST - 2 comments

I'm looking for a world history timeline that I could put on a wall... [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba at 10:07 AM PST - 7 comments

What are some songs that were shocking or sensational when they first came out - even got banned from radio play - which are now considered so humdrum that they're played on "easy listening" or "soft rock" or perhaps even "family safe" stations?
posted by dmd at 9:43 AM PST - 62 comments

How does an adult start a meaningful dialogue with a pre-teen boy? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia at 9:35 AM PST - 81 comments

Noisy air conditioner: Our brand-new window ac unit makes an unholy racket every 15-20 minutes or so. [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 9:34 AM PST - 11 comments

Why are there so many bad employers? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:28 AM PST - 42 comments

I am just starting the process of applying for a home loan. I've attended a first-time home buyer seminar in my city, read tons of books and have done my homework regarding mortgage options, home buying process, etc. I have an excellent credit score, and one debt (car payment), and make a decent salary. I've been advised to deal with a direct lender as I could get better rates, and fewer fees with them than through a mortgage broker. My problem is, I get virtually no response from the lenders. They take my information to start the pre-qual/pre-approval process, then nothing. They don't call back, and don't return my calls. This has happened 4 times in the last month. Has anyone else experience this? I live in Southern California (LA/Southbay area); do lenders here not need the business? I have never seen this issue addressed in home buying books or websites. Any insight, advice or recommenations?
posted by socrateaser at 9:12 AM PST - 10 comments

Who is the famous guitarist whose name sounds like "King Gannom?" I am transcribing an interview and my respondent refers to someone whose name sounds like "King Gannom" but I can't find any person named that. Is there a famous guitarist (maybe from the 50s, 60s, or 70s) whose name sounds like that? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman at 8:50 AM PST - 20 comments

I need some help creating graphics with a southern(US)-theme. What feels or looks distinctly southern to you? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:21 AM PST - 38 comments

Heavily in debt and living in a city with no friends. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k at 8:04 AM PST - 22 comments

Wireless router/network issues... [more inside]
posted by docpops at 8:03 AM PST - 11 comments

Has anyone tasted a coffee cherry? How about a guarana berry? Most of the caffeine we ingest is derived from these apparently-edible little red fruits, but I have never seen a fresh one in the U.S. Is it possible to mail order some? What do they taste like?
posted by clango at 7:43 AM PST - 26 comments

How much autonomy do States in the United states in structuring their government? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton at 7:17 AM PST - 15 comments

I'm organizing a non-fiction writing group and I wanted to use a group blog to publish our pieces. Where should I open the blog? [more inside]
posted by mirileh at 7:06 AM PST - 12 comments

Okay, I have two weeks at the end of July when I have nothing planned, and want to do something a bit different that is going to be something to write home about as such. I'm 18 and off to University at end of September and have lined up plans for the rest of my holidays, just not anything for these two weeks. [more inside]
posted by philsi at 6:57 AM PST - 9 comments

My turn to ask about a book... [more inside]
posted by Spoonman at 6:44 AM PST - 2 comments

Any recommendations for an auto paint shop in northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by TommyH at 6:32 AM PST - 1 comments

I painted a room (two coats) a darkish color, with an eggshell finish. I now find the eggshell finish brings out the flaws in the wall and looks too shiny for my taste. [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha at 6:32 AM PST - 10 comments

Where should I live? London, or Seattle? [more inside]
posted by f4 at 6:10 AM PST - 22 comments

I'm looking for suggestions for an island (or other warm place) vacation (4-5 nights) for my family in January. [more inside]
posted by Framer at 5:53 AM PST - 6 comments

Aspergers Syndrome and Yu-Gi-Oh: What activities could fill-out popular Yu-Gi-Oh sessions to help build confidence and sociability in teenagers with Aspergers? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell at 5:47 AM PST - 6 comments

How might I attach my (broken) wi-fi antenna to my PowerBook, or to a (non existent) PCMCIA wireless card...? [more inside]
posted by skylar at 5:37 AM PST - 7 comments

My new company Windows XP laptop does single-click, internet browser style opening for all icons on my desktop and in explorer. It is driving me mad, how can I go to good, old fashioned double clicking? [more inside]
posted by bryak at 4:39 AM PST - 7 comments

Creative ways to promote a self-published book online without spamming? (UK) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:14 AM PST - 5 comments

OncologyFilter: An immediate family member has colorectal cancer. I need advice and recommendations in several areas. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark at 4:03 AM PST - 14 comments

I use Firefox/1.5 as my browser. The problem: the screen jumps around like crazy, like the computer is in the middle of an earthquake. The screen started being shaky and jumpy right after I attempted to download Google's toolbar. So, I unloaded the toolbar; it did no good....the screen stills jumps around. So I even uninstalled Firefox and re-downloaded it.....still no good. Things are so bad I went back to Internet Explorer! Although IE 7 isn't too bad.....but I miss my Firefox! Please help!
posted by JackO23 at 3:34 AM PST - 7 comments

Does anyone know what this book and these films are? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean at 2:55 AM PST - 9 comments

Could I be pregnant? We didn't have sex but I've heard it's still possible... [more inside]
posted by trampesque at 2:38 AM PST - 20 comments

What options do me and my wife have in terms of taking a career break/going travelling/working abroad? [more inside]
posted by Hartster at 2:37 AM PST - 5 comments

I'm in a spacey mood today, and to that end I'd like to ask for your collective recommendations for good space related documentaries/videos - preferably web based for instant gratification :) [more inside]
posted by BishopsLoveScifi at 1:20 AM PST - 11 comments

How can I work out and lose weight without triggering the gout that has repeatedly sabotaged my weight-loss efforts? [more inside]
posted by Didaskalos at 1:00 AM PST - 5 comments

DyerFilter: If you have read Wayne Dyer's book The Power of Intention and applies its teachings/ideals/principles or whatever you call it to your life, how has it worked for you?
posted by miltoncat at 12:18 AM PST - 1 comments

June 18
My website domain went to the Ukraine. Any chance of getting it back? [more inside]
posted by slater at 11:49 PM PST - 17 comments

OK. Here's another question about a book I read as a kid, 25 or 30 years ago. It was a collection of short stories where truly horrible things happened... [more inside]
posted by solid-one-love at 11:21 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm looking for information on Vesa 2.0, as far as usage in assembly (fasm) and c++ (gcc) goes. The reason i'm looking for this is because i'm interested in making a software rendered realtime 3d lib, so if you have any info on that (software libs) as well, it would be most helpful.
posted by xteraco at 10:05 PM PST - 10 comments

Is it possible to view the source of an AJAX website? [more inside]
posted by petsounds at 10:04 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm hoping someone can help me remember the title of a book I read a long time ago. When I was in middle school, I picked up a fantasy book at the library that I absolutely loved. This many years later, I can't remember the title or author for the life of me. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 at 9:53 PM PST - 11 comments

Can you teach me how to mop? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav at 9:00 PM PST - 25 comments

My wife and I have two computers and are looking 2 player online (or offline) games that we can play together for fun. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:58 PM PST - 18 comments

I just had a long talk with my ex-boss, who's back as a consultant. She just told me that she let one of my coworkers stay with her after he got out of recovery, she was keeping it a secret (because it's weird, and because she was still his boss for half the time), she just kicked him out yesterday. I knew he was in recovery, but I didn't know the details (or which drugs). He is a long-term crack addict, went into rehab for a week, but is now back at work and back partying every night (she isn't sure if he's back on drugs, but I'd assume so). His work has been erratic for the year I've been there, and he's prone to aggressive, random, ten minute rants. He's late for everything, snappy, sleazy, and totally inappropriate in the office... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean at 8:29 PM PST - 42 comments

Help me go abroad to South Africa this fall. What should I pack if the program I'm going on involves a series of homestays? [more inside]
posted by names are hard at 8:19 PM PST - 5 comments

What does the second, parenthetical pair of numbers in a soccer score signify? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. at 7:56 PM PST - 10 comments

HoneymoonFilter: my fiance and I have settled on Aruba (although we're willing to consider the other ABC islands) for our late October-early November honeymoon; however, we're stuck on the details. [more inside]
posted by wildeepdotorg at 7:27 PM PST - 6 comments

HTML/CSS-Filter: Why won't my page keep its width properly? One row keeps expanding over all the others. [more inside]
posted by taita_cakes at 6:47 PM PST - 12 comments

Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious at 6:13 PM PST - 12 comments

Help me find tasty things to do with this yummy pepper sauce. [more inside]
posted by drstein at 6:11 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm going to be starting a Master's degree in economics in September and I've never taken an economics course in my life. My undergraduate degree was in pure mathematics. I've been given a few economics textbooks to help get me up to speed. I was wondering if anyone could suggest to me any light reading that would help introduce me to economics and more financially based mathematics. Thanks.
posted by jplank at 5:48 PM PST - 17 comments

In an effort to avoid spending half my trip to NYC in the line-up at TKTS, I'd found the www.entertainment-link.com site, for discount theatre tickets. Problem is, I can't find much info on it, and I'm nervous i'll be handing my credit card number to some nefarious entity. Anyone have any experience with the site, or, alternatively, another recommendation for avoiding long TKTS lines? [more inside]
posted by Kololo at 5:35 PM PST - 19 comments

Where to live in LA? [more inside]
posted by dentata at 4:43 PM PST - 9 comments

What makes your todo list work for you? I don't care if it's digital or on papter, I want to know how you got in the habit of using a todo list everyday.
posted by the giant pill at 4:19 PM PST - 33 comments

Driving up the California coast from LA to San Fran, 101 to 1, before turning inland at Santa Cruz. Looking for recommendations for great places to stay (relatively cheap) and great things to do along the way. Big Sur is definite, and I'm looking to overnight in the area. Everyone has favorites along this route. I want to hear 'em all.
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:45 PM PST - 25 comments

Sometimes when I come out of a movie I get a beautiful feeling of clarity and focus. I have some questions about this. [more inside]
posted by teleskiving at 3:42 PM PST - 24 comments

Sunburn on a week-old tattoo...eek [more inside]
posted by Lucinda at 2:31 PM PST - 9 comments

Can you recommend some interesting soccer (football) books? [more inside]
posted by kickerofelves at 2:25 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm moving from New England to Southern Florida and I need to buy a car. Should I bother to look here, or just wait until after I move? I'm more likely to purchase outright than to lease, so mileage restrictions aren't much of an issue.
posted by feloniousmonk at 1:51 PM PST - 10 comments

Do I REALLY need to be listed on my tenants auto insurance as an additional driver if I'm never going to drive the car? [more inside]
posted by matty at 1:16 PM PST - 11 comments

(Mp3 Player Filter) -- Can someone please tell me if the Creative Zen Vision:M will either play shows you buy from itunes or if it's own software has its own similar types of shows you can buy too? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased at 1:14 PM PST - 6 comments

What exactly is the "magic spray" used by soccer/football medics? [more inside]
posted by jeversol at 12:57 PM PST - 21 comments

Adobe Illustrator question: How can I get Illustrator to smooth out the pen line segments I'm drawing? [more inside]
posted by zek at 12:52 PM PST - 5 comments

Where do you go for medical care when you have no health insurance? [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty at 11:46 AM PST - 5 comments

Driving from San Francisco to Seattle: how do we plan a pleasant 4-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ at 11:31 AM PST - 7 comments

Is there a way to make the entirety of the graphical interface of OS X not only look but behave (as much as reasonably possible) like OS 9? (Again: I am not solely interested in the appearance of the window max/min/close widgets.)
posted by Mr. Six at 11:29 AM PST - 10 comments

From computer pro to trades....can I sanely do it? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:48 AM PST - 17 comments

Why are pin-striped pants so...hotter? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 at 10:11 AM PST - 15 comments

What educational computer games are best for teaching a 6-year-old to read? [more inside]
posted by LarryC at 9:55 AM PST - 14 comments

extinction tracker? ... is anyone tracking the daily list of vanishing species from this planet? like some sort of online resource of known exctinctions as they happen?
posted by specialk420 at 9:25 AM PST - 9 comments

3 people sharing a flat: How are contracts to 3 separate people enforced? (UK) [more inside]
posted by cillit bang at 9:03 AM PST - 19 comments

I like my mouse fast. I recently switched from a run of the mill 1024x768 CRT to a 1920x1200 LCD, and during the switch the speed of my mouse has stayed the same, rather than changing proportionately with the larger resolution. I already had my mouse set to the quickest speed on the old smaller screen, and I can't make the slider go any higher. Do I have any other options? (I'm on WinXP, btw)
posted by northernsoul at 8:23 AM PST - 10 comments

What would happen if I plug a non-keyboard/mouse into the USB ports on my KVM switch? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk at 7:49 AM PST - 8 comments

What is the most important thing your father ever taught you, either explicitly or through example? [more inside]
posted by craniac at 7:45 AM PST - 98 comments

Why am I see the 'save password' window so often? [more inside]
posted by Todd Lokken at 7:24 AM PST - 7 comments

How can I access restricted files on a Windows partition? [more inside]
posted by benjh at 7:10 AM PST - 3 comments

I need recommendations for a wireless ADSL network router with at least 6 network ports that will log websites visited [more inside]
posted by toocan at 7:00 AM PST - 4 comments

First girl has middle name Moonbeam. Second girl has middle name Rainbow. What's a good middle name for a third girl in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by meehawl at 6:54 AM PST - 92 comments

my friend's computer is dead and is considering not buying a new one. wtf? I know, Insanity. Whats the cheapest way to get him back on a PC that can email, surf the web, handle office documents and listen to music and maybe play movies. [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 3:39 AM PST - 15 comments

How do you uniquely route traffic from a large number of domains to a single server? [more inside]
posted by Mutant at 12:10 AM PST - 17 comments

June 17
Why can't I find "modern" Spanish music on the radio? [more inside]
posted by Amanda B at 11:46 PM PST - 8 comments

I don't think my boss is paying his payroll taxes... should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by risk at 10:49 PM PST - 25 comments

I have been looking for a non-java web traffic stats service that provides referral link information. I have only been able to find non-java ones that do not provide this information (they just count hits but don't tell you where they came from). I need non-java because sites like lulu.com etc. don't allow java services like the very good statcounter.
posted by Moose at 8:22 PM PST - 14 comments

If I shot in 24p advanced mode on a Panasonic DVX-100, what is the correct frame rate that Final Cut Pro should be capturing? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart at 7:13 PM PST - 8 comments

On My Windows XP: I have been using LC ISO Creator to create ISOs from CD/DVD-ROMs. Once I have a ISO I can mount it using Microsoft's Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel. On My Mac: How do I create ISO files from CD/DVD-ROMs on my Mac (for free?) I have a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X (Tiger). I want my ISO file to work on Windows, Macs, Linux (maybe ISO 9660?).
posted by honorguy7 at 6:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Are there actually well paying (enough to support a family) English Teaching jobs in Italy? Euro MeFites, I'd love to hear from you. Much [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 6:25 PM PST - 5 comments

Looking for artist recommendations for Mexican and Hawaiian music. [more inside]
posted by The Wig at 5:58 PM PST - 13 comments

UK/EU flight. My friend's plane was 3 hours late, flying Southampton to Edinburgh, making her miss a wedding. I have an inkling that this means she is likely to be able to make her airline pay out under recent EU law. Is this the case and if so what's the best way to make them pay?
posted by biffa at 5:44 PM PST - 8 comments

Suppose it was possible to move between 2006 and thousands/millions of years ago. And suppose I snatched a baby from a 2006 maternity ward and swapped it with a baby born in the year 0006 as they lay in their maternity ward. [more inside]
posted by selton at 5:14 PM PST - 16 comments

Is there a way I can scan multiple photos without having to click through dialog box after dialog box? [more inside]
posted by CXImran at 5:08 PM PST - 10 comments

If you had $1600 USD/mo in after-tax income, absolutely no debt, $15K (US) in savings, and a job that allowed you to work from anywhere in the world with a net connection, where would you live? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean at 5:05 PM PST - 54 comments

Would you substitute chicken stock for chicken broth (or vice versa) in a recipe? How interchangable are they? [more inside]
posted by 1fish2fish at 4:40 PM PST - 16 comments

When cooking with tinfoil, why do you put it with the shiny side towards the food? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:28 PM PST - 17 comments

For anyone in the NYC area, you know those spray paint artists who make the "galaxy" pictures? They're usually around Time Square, making their pictures for crowds and selling them. Do you know what this style of art is called? [more inside]
posted by ®@ at 3:57 PM PST - 13 comments

I have a trenchcoat that ties in the front, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to make a bow that doesn't look lopsided. Is there an illustrated guide to this somewhere? I've checked Google, but all I can find are guides to making floral bows or tying neckties.
posted by zembla3 at 3:35 PM PST - 14 comments

I'm wanting to get in to mountain/off-road biking. What do I need and what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by JPigford at 2:49 PM PST - 15 comments

Volvo 240 glovebox - mine won't stay closed. Please supply creative solutions beyond Velcro. [more inside]
posted by vers at 2:40 PM PST - 12 comments

Some weird stuff appeared on my lawn in the past few days. Is it a problem, and if so, how do I get rid of it? Link to a photo is included inside... [more inside]
posted by gwenzel at 2:29 PM PST - 12 comments

Non-catastrophic hard drive failure. Should I go to SATA? Any last minute tips? [more inside]
posted by vaportrail at 1:18 PM PST - 13 comments

Who's responsible for the area around a dumpster? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 1:03 PM PST - 8 comments

What are great summertime biology-themed date/experience/outings based from the Chicagoland area? (Drivable okay)
posted by onalark at 12:20 PM PST - 16 comments

In May, I graduated from university. Help me figure out what to do with/for my working life! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape at 11:34 AM PST - 9 comments

Why is my dog sliming my new kitten? [more inside]
posted by gokart4xmas at 11:27 AM PST - 7 comments

Wow. My sexuality is really messed up. [more inside]
posted by Jake Apathy at 11:16 AM PST - 33 comments

If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
posted by obliquicity at 11:11 AM PST - 28 comments

Know any rare English prepositions? [more inside]
posted by footnote at 11:11 AM PST - 11 comments

CSS, 3-column layout, max-width on the centre column, side columns "sticking" to the centre column. Possible? [more inside]
posted by Leon at 10:52 AM PST - 8 comments

Looking for more fantastic narrative adventure literature. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear at 9:42 AM PST - 22 comments

I'm looking for creative gift ideas for my girlfriend's birthday. Preferably ideas for things that could make a "long distance" package... [more inside]
posted by coolin86 at 9:22 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm going to make the deck on my next longboard my self. What durable yet flexible material should I be using? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral at 9:14 AM PST - 3 comments

Lately my computer (Powerbook, OS X 10.4.6, wireless ADSL internet) has been giving up halfway through downloading files. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by teem at 9:13 AM PST - 3 comments

Can a car have two different insurance policies that are being paid by two different people? Is it possible to make insurance claims on both, if the car is involved in an accident? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by JFunk2800 at 9:02 AM PST - 8 comments

I have installed a questionable codec pack. Now video doesn't work correctly and I can't burn DVDs. How do I remove the codecs that I installed and what codecs should I be using? [more inside]
posted by Botunda at 6:56 AM PST - 6 comments

Help me get a decent picture of my black lab. [more inside]
posted by saucy at 6:20 AM PST - 13 comments

What can I do about a business partner who ran off with an idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:56 AM PST - 14 comments

Roadtrip advice. LA-Denver in 49 hours. Where to sleep, what to see along the way? [more inside]
posted by Amizu at 5:31 AM PST - 6 comments

What is the real name for the social phenomenon my wife and I call the "Harvard Pause"? [more inside]
posted by jshelus at 5:06 AM PST - 25 comments

What happened to my disk space? [more inside]
posted by zorro astor at 4:13 AM PST - 11 comments

Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?
posted by vincentm at 3:23 AM PST - 20 comments

June 16
Does anybody recognize the song on this website? [more inside]
posted by tnoetz01 at 11:48 PM PST - 5 comments

Dublinfilter: Where can I buy PDAs in the centre of Dublin? Preferably Palm PDAs, but not exclusively. [more inside]
posted by PuGZ at 11:10 PM PST - 8 comments

I carry too much in my jeans pockets--cell phone, keys, wallet--but it's stuff I need pretty much all the time. Is there another way to keep it all on me, without, like, wearing a fanny pack?
posted by scrawlyman at 10:57 PM PST - 38 comments

I'm looking for a mirror of the link originally posted here. Does one exist? If so, where?
posted by x_3mta3 at 10:53 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm good at math but bad at programming. What could this mean? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox at 10:44 PM PST - 39 comments

Please list sites/pages that are similar to toothpaste's LJ recents and Photobucket's recents. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold at 10:26 PM PST - 6 comments

My TIVO is possessed. Pushing the directional arrows no longer moves it one space in that direction, but starts it moving that way and then keeps going! This is seriously hampering my TIVO watching. [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack at 8:31 PM PST - 6 comments

My dialup is crosstalking with my wifes cable internet connection. She works from home and has a dedicated cable internet connection with VOIP. Only her fax is connected to the phone line. She can hear my system dial up and sometimes can hear my phone call conversations over her VIOP. My office phone connection passes through my modem. The phone is not a wireless. Both services share an underground conduit coming into the house. The cable company sent a Tech out who could not find any problems on my wifes system. What can I check out on my POTS before I blow $100 on a visit from a phone Co. Tech?
posted by Raybun at 8:09 PM PST - 9 comments

Help me identify these contact lenses, allegedly Cooper Vision Frequency One Dailies! [more inside]
posted by ajbw at 8:09 PM PST - 4 comments

Is there anything less awful than Gallery for photo gallery software? [more inside]
posted by aubilenon at 7:21 PM PST - 15 comments

Hello MetaFilter. This is my first question, so I thought I'd start with something easy. I'm looking for a a USB hub that runs off it's own adapter. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by AndrewH at 7:18 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm looking for a gym, health club, or obstacle course in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that has a rope climb. [more inside]
posted by rentalkarma at 7:10 PM PST - 4 comments

My crackberry is doing something strange... [more inside]
posted by saraswati at 6:36 PM PST - 7 comments

Is there any software for OSX that will let me make my G4 PowerBook's screen brighter? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium at 6:18 PM PST - 13 comments

I had an insurance adjuster come by my house to look at damage caused by a recent hail storm. During a follow-up phone conversation, she mentioned that the checks would be made out jointly to me and my mortgage company. Why do they do this? [more inside]
posted by pjern at 6:17 PM PST - 9 comments

FIFA World Cup -- in today's ARG SMT 6-0 drubbing it was clear when viewed slow motion on TiVo that goals #3 and #4 came off the feet of the opposing players. Question -- does anyone care? The players actedf the same and the announcers didn't note any difference. Is this standard operating procedure when the scoring is "close enough" by an offensive player?
posted by queue_strategy at 5:51 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm looking for information concerning a recent workplace shooting in the Maryland or DC area, resulting in the death of a police officer. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:21 PM PST - 4 comments

Help me with Music Theory! Specifically, intervals... [more inside]
posted by Stauf at 5:17 PM PST - 20 comments

Where can I get a bulk order of the classic style megaphones? (Classic meaning preferably not plastic, but I'll compromise on that if the megaphones are cheap and large.) Color not an issue as long as the megaphones are able to be painted. Bonus for free stenciling.
posted by daviss at 4:33 PM PST - 2 comments

Are schizophrenics really selfish? (warning: spoilers to an old episode of House) [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott at 3:48 PM PST - 15 comments

What did you do during the war, font question: I have found the perfect letter 'B' for a tribute tattoo. It is the elegant Schneidler by the German designer, Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler, who is sometimes referred to as F. H. Schneidler. (The lower roll of the 'B' looks like my grandfather's belly in profile.) [more inside]
posted by captainscared at 3:12 PM PST - 3 comments

What are some placenames that are recognizably English-language in places that are definitely non-English? The only example I can think of is Bluefields, Nicaragua. [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee at 2:55 PM PST - 21 comments

How do I patent a product that I know can be made but can't do it myself? [more inside]
posted by special-k at 2:27 PM PST - 14 comments

My friend and I are going to Jamaica at the beginning of August to do a service project in Kingston. [more inside]
posted by Dance Commander at 2:26 PM PST - 11 comments

I accidentally deleted my phpBB admin account while attempting to delete myself as a user, now I can't admin my own forum! What now? [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon at 2:23 PM PST - 3 comments

My host doesn't count some visitors to my website. Why the heck not? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants at 2:18 PM PST - 6 comments

When can I get a Hewlett-Packard iPaq model hw6945, for SF/Bay Area use? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 at 2:09 PM PST - 1 comments

Are there portable dvd players that can read cbr files?
posted by Hesychia at 1:58 PM PST - 7 comments

Is it against the law for US citizens or residents to trade on overseas futures markets such as TradeSports.com? [more inside]
posted by sebrenner at 1:37 PM PST - 1 comments

I'm looking for a quote that I vaguely remember as "Anyone who goes to sleep before midnight has something to hide", along with any quotes with a similar message. [more inside]
posted by IvyMike at 1:33 PM PST - 19 comments

Floridafilter: How is it best to get from the Port of Miami to the Ft. Lauderdale airport? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus at 1:17 PM PST - 4 comments

We just rennovated the kitchen and now have a garbage disposal and dishwasher that neither of us ever had before. Dos and don'ts for what we should put down the disposal? [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy at 12:46 PM PST - 45 comments

Time to get a new hard drive? I got a BSOD. When I restarted, my second hard drive was gone. I opened the computer case, unplugged the cable, plugged it back in and the hard drive came back. But for how long? Is this a sign that the hard drive is about to give up? The drive is about 3 years. [more inside]
posted by Termite at 12:44 PM PST - 10 comments

I would like to upgrade my company's aging phone hardware from a Lucent PartnerMail system to Asterisk. Can anyone point me to a site, or worklog detailing something of this nature? We would like to keep our existing phones, and I'm not sure if and how it would support these phones.
posted by jackofsaxons at 12:35 PM PST - 6 comments

Is there any law against drinking (alcohol) in public? Or is it being inebriated in public? Or neither? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz at 12:29 PM PST - 38 comments

Does this exist: A Standalone video capture solution? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 at 12:07 PM PST - 9 comments

I'm looking for a company that can print a custom T shirt design and that will ship to Europe. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF at 12:02 PM PST - 7 comments

My wife and I received some fancy china for our wedding. Now that we have been married 6 years and have only ever used it ONCE ... we think we want to sell it. Any ideas where to get the most money for it? And how would we ship it without it breaking?
posted by Wiggo at 11:47 AM PST - 11 comments

Any tips for doing white-on-black comic inking? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! at 11:39 AM PST - 23 comments

Recently I applied for an apartment and put down a $600 deposit. I was told $450 of the deposit was refundable. I didn't take the apartment, and they took all my money. [more inside]
posted by MonkNoiz at 11:23 AM PST - 17 comments

Family-friendly audiobooks and/or book content reviews? (Have you read The Kite Runner? Never Let Me Go? Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell?) [more inside]
posted by rafter at 11:16 AM PST - 30 comments

I built a media PC long ago. Our old house's layout allowed me to place the whole shebang in the laundry room, but the new house does not. The wife (correctly) surmises that it is too loud to have in the living room. Need some help with my options. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks at 11:16 AM PST - 16 comments

CareerChangeFilter: Im currently a network engineer/administrator and have been for the past 7 years. I want to change careers. Specifically i want to work in the F & I department of a motorcycle dealership. Im in Texas. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 at 11:00 AM PST - 3 comments

Can I use an iPod without the iTunes software? [more inside]
posted by pmurray63 at 10:42 AM PST - 25 comments

Where can we go an adventure on a Friday night (in the SF Bay Area)? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion at 10:23 AM PST - 10 comments

Norton Antivirus for Mac question: What's the best way to configure SafeZones? [more inside]
posted by EmuBite at 10:06 AM PST - 3 comments

I have eleven sombreros. [more inside]
posted by luftmensch at 9:42 AM PST - 35 comments

Just bought the Sirius Satelite Sportster unit and portable bombox. I live and work in NYC. Now , I have asked around and have repeatedly been told that living in NYC will not be a problem in a 'reception' sense. My father seems to think that there are too many buildings and obstructions for me to ever get a decent dignal from my aprtment or office. ... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid at 9:31 AM PST - 4 comments

The company I work for is probably moving away from our parent company into a 3400 sq. ft. building of our own. I have the task (opportunity) to suggest how we can set up this office for our 31 people. The question is, is there a non-traditional option that is better than the standard cube farm, but is still inexpensive and effective? [more inside]
posted by quirked at 9:28 AM PST - 17 comments

Can I recondition a dead laptop battery? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew at 9:10 AM PST - 7 comments

Forget about urban modeling applications, your son, your new screen name, your store, your new puppy, your funny stage name, your different boy, your domain, your band, your blog and all others - what should I name my new bike [more inside]
posted by neilkod at 9:07 AM PST - 48 comments

Mac OS X software is sometimes known for excellent UIs. Is this something that only comes with Cocoa. Or are there applications written using another framework (specifically wxWidgets) that have great UIs? [more inside]
posted by schwa at 9:05 AM PST - 13 comments

My wife is an art history professor who uses a mac, and has a large collection of scans of images. She needs an orderly way to organize the scans for sensible, easy retrieval. [more inside]
posted by davidvan at 9:01 AM PST - 13 comments

Online payments: I need a way to invoice and have clients pay invoices online. Not with Paypal because that requires too many hoops for the client. Preferably with something that will allow payments via a credit card using Authorize.net or Paypal Web Payments Pro. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent at 8:59 AM PST - 4 comments

How can I trouble a system that intermittently hangs before the POST? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert at 8:57 AM PST - 10 comments

Has my friend joined a cult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:40 AM PST - 17 comments

If you've spent time in the Bay Area, you've probably been to one of those burrito places where they make the burrito in front of you with your choice of fillings. Kind of like how they make sandwiches at Subway, but these are generally really good burritos. They steam the (gigantic) tortillas, there are three different beans to choose from, tons of guacamole, Mexican sodas, etc. Is there a place like this in LA? I promise that I've been looking. [more inside]
posted by benrodian at 8:35 AM PST - 34 comments

What should I do with my 1995 Mercedes C280? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:11 AM PST - 8 comments

How can I port audio in the old Vivo format into something that will play with modern audio players? Let's say I don't have the original files. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 7:42 AM PST - 2 comments

Loaning myself some money. I'll try to keep the details inside to not bore the scanners, but how do I pay a roofer with a credit card when he doesn't take credit cards? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma at 7:21 AM PST - 19 comments

why are they watering the bqe? [more inside]
posted by alkupe at 7:12 AM PST - 11 comments

What is the purpose of Altiris Connection Monitor Log or Altiris Carbon Copy? [more inside]
posted by lagreen at 6:59 AM PST - 8 comments

Help me recover a seemingly corrupted Microsoft Word 6.0 file. [more inside]
posted by gwint at 6:54 AM PST - 10 comments

What language/environment would be a good choice now for a 6-year old math whizz to learn the basics of programming? [more inside]
posted by unSane at 6:45 AM PST - 35 comments

Help me stop my bleeding nose! [more inside]
posted by Jase_B at 6:24 AM PST - 13 comments

As a kid, I once had a book about a rather detailed tourist trip to Alpha Centauri, with lots of graphics. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by Harry at 6:18 AM PST - 4 comments

First time cell phone buyer. I'm looking for a cell phone with an interface that won't make me want to kill myself: the equivalent of an Ipod for cell phones. I'd also like it too be small, and I want to buy it online. Finally, I'm looking for general tips and suggestions, since I've never owned a cell phone before. [more inside]
posted by gd779 at 6:16 AM PST - 35 comments

Given my favorite authors from the modern and pomo canon, please help me find some young, lesser-known contemporary writers. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry at 6:00 AM PST - 29 comments

Why does toothpaste nauseate me in the mornings? [more inside]
posted by denimflavored at 5:37 AM PST - 23 comments

Is there an independent WAP or GPRS service provider in US esp NYC area? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev at 5:29 AM PST - 2 comments

FingerFoodFilter: Looking for recipes for group of around 10 for an afternoon snack. Ideally this item would be something a bit more substantial than typical Hors d'oeuvres, but not a full meal. [more inside]
posted by Otis at 5:22 AM PST - 17 comments

I need a link to the online test that analysis political conservatism and social conservatism. [more inside]
posted by arha at 4:25 AM PST - 6 comments

If one were to seek exploration (by car and foot) in the Florida Everglades (starting from Miami) where would be one want to go? [more inside]
posted by rare_g at 4:14 AM PST - 7 comments

why is matt dillon so much better looking than kevin dillon? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui at 3:49 AM PST - 36 comments

Help me get to Austin. Know any good (or bad) headhunters in Austin area? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:00 AM PST - 7 comments

Help me find a long lost Flash movie....Learn English. I am a Lion. I eat you! I am eating you! I ate you! [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge at 2:30 AM PST - 2 comments

What should I install/do to my new laptop (I am a student)? [more inside]
posted by bd at 1:12 AM PST - 23 comments

June 15
There's a quote by Schweitzer about chicks I'm trying to find... Or at least I think it's albert schweitzer. The basic jist of it is "When I think back on my accomplishments I realize how much more I could have done if I wasnt chasing women" That's close to it (I think) but I need the exact quote. And who said it. I think it's Schweitzer but that may have been my late fater screwing with me. One time he told me that Ghandi was the first one to say, "always leave a little hungry." I bought it. I was six but I bought it. If anyone knows this quote please chime in.
posted by rileyray3000 at 11:35 PM PST - 4 comments

Has anyone done an epistolary comic book? It's not obvious to me how such a project could work and I'm interested in seeing what, if anything, artists have done with the form. I'm also interested in recommendations for good epistolary novels. I've already looked at the wikipedia page on epistolary novels and I plan to read some of the novels mentioned there.
posted by rdr at 11:08 PM PST - 7 comments

Is my balcony too small for a hammock? [more inside]
posted by willbaude at 10:25 PM PST - 14 comments

BioDiesel or Veggie Oil? What is working for you? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah at 9:23 PM PST - 10 comments

I have a friend who has decided to go live in Paris for two months or more. She's searching for her next career and life move, and has always loved the City of Lights. I'm looking for a gift that is inspired, but practical. It also has to pack and travel well--not weigh her down. She's going to be free and hopes the city will be a sort of muse. She's set on luggage, has a place to stay, won't have a car, loves fashion, going out on the town, and I'm sure has plenty of maps. Somewhere in the range of 100 euros.
posted by nenequesadilla at 8:48 PM PST - 11 comments

How do I convert antique files to a more modern format? [more inside]
posted by dilettante at 8:31 PM PST - 12 comments

What are your favorite wines under $20?
posted by callmejay at 8:20 PM PST - 54 comments

If the (small) company I work for goes bankrupt, am I still eligible for COBRA, or is COBRA predicated on the continued existence of the company? I live in California.
posted by Sinner at 7:33 PM PST - 6 comments

Help ME win a bet with MY girlfriend. When recalling events, I often mention what direction I was facing when something happened or I said something. [more inside]
posted by notsnot at 7:04 PM PST - 39 comments

Help me find a good wine with the lowest tannin levels as possible. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho at 6:42 PM PST - 11 comments

Help me win a bet against my girlfriend. Relates to deaths while opening those pesky plastic packages. [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson at 6:08 PM PST - 22 comments

How do you stay productive while working full-time when there may be elements of stress and burning out involved? [more inside]
posted by dino terror at 5:48 PM PST - 17 comments

Le Creuset or Le Chasseur? Is one a cheap imitation of the other? Or are they much of a muchness? Are either even worth the money in the first place, or would I get the same result from a cast iron dutch oven from a camping supply store?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:38 PM PST - 14 comments

FicFilter - Seeking online SciFi/Fantasy books with entertaining, accessible storylines. [more inside]
posted by bkdelong at 5:32 PM PST - 14 comments

How to get from Philadelphia to Glassboro, NJ on public transportation (or private, if available)? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s at 5:04 PM PST - 2 comments

How should one deal with an irrational co-worker with whom one is having an argument? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever at 4:46 PM PST - 17 comments

Coffee cup sleeves: is there any reason to use one on a cold drink? The java industry is pushing the idea that it's not just for hot drinks. They claim that cold drinks stay cold longer thanks to the insulation (from your warm hands and the environment.) But is this scientifically valid? Isn't the insulation kinda negligible?
posted by Kirklander at 4:29 PM PST - 19 comments

Is incredimail really just incredicrap? [more inside]
posted by peglam at 4:29 PM PST - 15 comments

Cowon A2 or Archos AV500? Which is the better video player? [more inside]
posted by Sibrax at 4:18 PM PST - 3 comments

I have been reading Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, and I like it a lot. Now I want to play video games set in the era (or thereabouts). Are there any good ones that simulate the Napoleonic Wars or other European and Colonial wars of the general period? Or that have better sailing ship naval battles than the new Pirates!? I liked that a lot at first, but it's too simple and repetitive for me. I have modern computers running windows, OSX, and Linux and a PS2. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:41 PM PST - 6 comments

Hello: After several years, I am finally upgrading and purchasing a new computer. My dilemma is moving files onto this new computer. My operating system on both computers is Windows XP. 1. I need advice moving my Thunderbird Email and Email folders onto this new computer. I understand that emails are really embedded and can be a problem. I also need assistance moving my FIREFOX bookmarks. I would really hate to loose those bookmarks! 2. I then plan to copy all my document files onto a CD using Nero and then recopying to the new computer. 3. I plan to go through the arduous task of reinstalling all my programs. That is my plan; however, I want to insure I am not overlooking a vital task! I really do need assistance moving my email and bookmark files. If I have missed anything, please advise. Thanks in advance. Bruce Thompson
posted by Mckoan1 at 3:40 PM PST - 13 comments

Moving to a new house soon(ish). It's our first home in an area that will (we hope) improve over the next 10 years. The previous owners had a large dog that we're pretty sure discouraged most folks from being too ambitions about breaking in. [more inside]
posted by iamabot at 3:16 PM PST - 15 comments

I want to manage the huge list of pdf based papers that I read for my PhD in CS: keep them organized by categories, put long notes in them, etc. Anything for OS X?
posted by raheel at 3:10 PM PST - 16 comments

Crossing the line or being petty? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze at 3:05 PM PST - 48 comments

Diaper fabric wouldn't cost too much, would it? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings at 2:44 PM PST - 11 comments

How do U.S. Senators travel? I know the President uses Air Force One, and I imagine Congresspersons fly on commercial airlines, but it is hard for me to picture a U.S. Senator flying commercially. At the same time, chartering flights seems awfully expensive.
posted by bullitt 5 at 1:39 PM PST - 29 comments

Are there any sleeping pills that I can take that arent physically addictive? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop at 1:36 PM PST - 28 comments

It's very possible I'll be fired from my job next Wednesday. Should I resign before then? What should I tell prospective employers? [more inside]
posted by hamster at 1:29 PM PST - 38 comments

What's the "right" way to to give two week's (or in my case, one week's) notice to an employer? [more inside]
posted by Godbert at 1:13 PM PST - 20 comments

My fiance is looking for wedding dresses this weekend, and is wondering if anyone has recommendations for stores in the San Francisco Bay Area (esp. SF, Peninsula and San Jose areas). She is looking for places with a good selection of <$2000 dresses. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
posted by rorycberger at 12:57 PM PST - 6 comments

What's a good microphone for recording audio of outdoor TV interviews? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc at 12:55 PM PST - 4 comments

Are there any (relatively) painless options for keeping my corporate groupwise calendar in synch with my own Outlook calendar? [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo at 12:44 PM PST - 2 comments

How can I deal with irrational attention craving issues when I'm out at the bar with my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM at 12:36 PM PST - 29 comments

EthicsFilter: is it wrong to sleep with someone you haven't made sure is single? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:20 PM PST - 53 comments

Is it a good idea to use a Powerbook running closed-lid as a workstation? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg at 11:52 AM PST - 13 comments

WordPerfect help: I can't make it default to a regular tab instead of a hard indent tab when I hit the tab key in a manual outline (you know, typing 1. &c--there is a reason I'm doing the outline this way, and yes, I know how to set the automatic outline to use the tab and not hanging indent). Suggestions for how to change this setting? The help entries for hard tabs and tab set and the like have not helped.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:49 AM PST - 1 comments

What to do when parental pressure to visit goes nuts and leads to crazy allegations? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft at 11:17 AM PST - 19 comments

Need recommendations for free/low-cost options for putting together a DVD video from still photos with lots of snazzy effects. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew at 11:12 AM PST - 4 comments

I just know I can't be the first person to ever do this, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I religiously back up my files from my local drive to my network every day, but it appears that yesterday, while I was in a hurry, I actually copied the files from my network drive down to my local drive, thus overwriting a very full day of work on one particular file. Is there anyway I can get back the version that was stored on my local drive or am I, as I fear, screwed? Also, when I try to search my local drive for all the files with the same extensions (*.as) in hopes that I actually just saved it in the wrong place, Windows XP tells me I have no files with that extension, even though I can see that I do. Is it possible that my problems are bigger than my own incompetence?
posted by katyjack at 10:55 AM PST - 7 comments

Can you help with my videogame research question? [more inside]
posted by underwater at 10:49 AM PST - 24 comments

I need a little help thinking through an offer I am about to make on a car, rather quickly. [more inside]
posted by 517 at 10:47 AM PST - 13 comments

This Monday morning, when I woke up and went to look in the mirror, I was amazed to see the skin around my eyes (on my eyelids and under my eyes) was all puffed up to the point where I could only open my eyes halfway. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane at 10:47 AM PST - 13 comments

Breast Feeding Filter: 32 years ago, (1974),when I was pregnant, I discovered, in the Whole Earth Catalog, a wonderful device called a 'breast cup' or 'milk cup'. It was plastic, shaped like a hollow ball wth a circular hole on side, with that side pressed in so the space was fairly narrow. I wore it on one side while nursing on the other, especially early on, - I caught the leaked milk, [more inside]
posted by judybxxx at 10:27 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm looking for American Psycho style business cards. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp at 9:54 AM PST - 22 comments

Recommend books about investigative journalists. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero at 9:54 AM PST - 4 comments

My understanding is that to sue in NYC Small Claims Court, the defendant must live, work, or conduct business within NYC. If the defendant does not live, work, or conduct business within NYC--though the claimant does--what's the proper court for a Small Claims Court type of lawsuit? And this might solve it, too: If the defendant bought something from a store in NYC, is that conducting business?
posted by whitebird at 9:48 AM PST - 9 comments

Please...out-Froogle me! Will soon need three dozen or so el cheapo "sticker cameras" -- the kind that spit out tiny pictures with sticker backing. Any links or suggestions on how not to spend a mint on the cameras plus reload film? [more inside]
posted by clever sheep at 9:23 AM PST - 5 comments

Alternatives to Simple Viewer gallery creation software? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:11 AM PST - 8 comments

I play some classical guitar (mostly self-taught), and after watching a few flamenco videos on youtube and elsewhere, got enthusiastic about flamenco. How can I find a flamenco guitarist around Atlanta who would teach me? Are there good DVDs, or book/CD combinations for self-study?
posted by palet at 9:10 AM PST - 3 comments

Did a band in the 90s cover The Barbarians "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?" or was there a song very similar to it? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman at 8:52 AM PST - 13 comments

My camera's video recording option is limited to 30 seconds which I think was done to prevent people from using it as a video camera and therefore drive sales for other products. I think that sucks. I should be able to record to my heart's content Does anyone savvy know of any way to hack the software/firmware to remove the 30 second limit?
posted by postergeist at 8:38 AM PST - 13 comments

Is there such a thing as an online map of Los Angeles that denotes (through color-coding, for example) the time allowed on each street for parking (e.g., 8 AM - 10 PM, 1 hour parking only), as well as street cleaning days? I just spent well over half an hour wandering through an endless maze of "2-hour parking only" residential streets in West L.A. looking for a spot where I could park all day. UGH.
posted by zharptitsa at 8:37 AM PST - 5 comments

Help me plan a parade! [more inside]
posted by Sfving at 8:23 AM PST - 16 comments

Have you ever experienced a border crossing somewhere in the world where you are required to drive on the opposite side after passing immigration?
posted by machaus at 8:09 AM PST - 12 comments

What's the point of a visa? [more inside]
posted by divabat at 7:50 AM PST - 22 comments

I need to download version 6.X of MS Explorer but can't seem to find it on the Web. Can anyone pont me to a site that keeps older versions? Thanks
posted by lometogo at 7:48 AM PST - 4 comments

Are there any free/open source web app load testing tools that also handle javascript? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel at 7:30 AM PST - 3 comments

How can I fix my bike saddle to the correct position? [more inside]
posted by spiff101 at 7:29 AM PST - 12 comments

Mac-compatible keyboard recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mkultra at 6:46 AM PST - 10 comments

I'm Looking for recommendations for companies that offer backbacking trips in the western part of the country. Areas in mind are: Grand Canyon area, Santa Fe (northern New Mexico), Yellowstone, Montana, Yosemite, or any other great place to see nature's finest. [more inside]
posted by Alpenglow at 6:39 AM PST - 1 comments

Thinking about getting my mouth wired shut for weight loss(for about a month or so)--good idea or bad idea, you make the call.
posted by sandra194 at 6:24 AM PST - 65 comments

Where are the best book stores in NYC? [more inside]
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 6:15 AM PST - 27 comments

How do you screed an internal floor with a dry concrete mix? [more inside]
posted by plep at 6:09 AM PST - 7 comments

Panic! It's my girlfriend's 'n'th birthday in 2 weeks and I'm trying to get her a cool bag in which to put the gifts I have bought her and to double as a gift itself. I've searched elsewares and popgadget but can't find any other good sites for indie designed bags. In the words of Princess Leia 'you're my only hope'..[nb preferably a UK online store]. Thanks in advance.
posted by you're only jung once at 6:05 AM PST - 11 comments

Looking for a portable hard drive with USB-To-Go support and thumbdrive compatibility. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 at 5:57 AM PST - 0 comments

What is the most impressive flash-based panoramic image web script? And as a secondary question, anyone have an idea of the best photostitching software?
posted by wibbler at 5:55 AM PST - 12 comments

Internet banking - I have an account with ING, and they're fine, but I'd like to find an online bank that has a decent interest rate but 1) doesn't hold your deposits forever before they're available and 2) can transfer money back to my checking account rather quickly. Does anyone have good experience with such a place?
posted by dpx.mfx at 4:49 AM PST - 19 comments

Network follies. Airport + wireless ethernet bridge + gigabit switch + printer + Mac + PC = any single network service works until I try to use another one. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 4:08 AM PST - 13 comments

I'm trying to find sports other than horse racing, rowing (specifically the cox) and gymnastics, in which being small-framed or just plain short can be an advantage. Is there some advantage gained in having a low centre of gravity in things like surfing or even skateboarding?
posted by bunglin jones at 3:21 AM PST - 38 comments

Flat-Iron, Blow-drier... Now what? How do I get that awesome pieced out hair. The stylist seems to be able to pull off in minutes. [more inside]
posted by kzin602 at 2:08 AM PST - 8 comments

MacFilter: Know that annoying "Use click key sounds" option that makes clickety-clack sounds as you type, and that most people turn off immediately? How do I turn mine back on? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle at 12:43 AM PST - 3 comments

June 14
Clinical Trials, Biotech, and Computers - Is there a better job out there for me? [more inside]
posted by neurodoc at 11:41 PM PST - 13 comments

Why is the font rendering in the .PDF documents I'm reading so bad? Errors in the document, or can I fix it? (Examples inside) [more inside]
posted by Jimbob at 11:21 PM PST - 4 comments

How do I format a Linux'd harddrive with XP? [more inside]
posted by Satapher at 11:16 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for a clean and inexpensive hotel north of Seattle. [more inside]
posted by jojopizza at 10:31 PM PST - 5 comments

Bean bag toss games in Chicago - can I buy or make my own before Saturday? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms at 9:59 PM PST - 13 comments

Fun things to do in NYC and Boston for a young family? I'll be in NYC with my wife and two small children (3yrs & 8months) from June 16th-19 and in Boston from the 25th-29th of June. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile at 8:53 PM PST - 16 comments

Which websites offer the best/most interesting deals on merchandise? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:16 PM PST - 10 comments

How do I download google's entire cache of a website that has 137,000 hits? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic at 8:04 PM PST - 11 comments

Bought a brand new condo that came with a GE Refrigerator with built-in filtered water dispenser. The new fridge came with a bypass in place of a filter -- How in the world do I get it out so I can replace it with a real filter?? It is SUPER tight. [more inside]
posted by seinfeld at 7:45 PM PST - 7 comments

Seeing this picture, I was wondering about China's One-Child policy: What did they do with twins, triplets & births of multiples?
posted by growabrain at 7:14 PM PST - 10 comments

Any stores that specialize in designer fashion from 1-2-3-4 years ago? (shoes, jeans, all of it!). [more inside]
posted by Smegoid at 7:10 PM PST - 7 comments

I'm doing a totally crazy trip to Montreal next week and need some advice form residents of the fair city. [more inside]
posted by ChazB at 7:05 PM PST - 12 comments

GastrointestinalFilter: My body disagrees with EVERYTHING. (warning: a lickle nasty) [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 at 6:42 PM PST - 20 comments

I feel like whatever I do my boss is gearing up to fire me... I am a high performer who built most of my consulting practice, yet there's blood in the water and several of my peers are getting laid off. [more inside]
posted by kaytrem at 6:34 PM PST - 17 comments

My left shoulder inexplicably hurts when I run. [more inside]
posted by Burritos Inc. at 6:22 PM PST - 9 comments

New York City pedicure [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 5:03 PM PST - 5 comments

What is this? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon at 5:02 PM PST - 14 comments

BBQfilter: Like many people, I use my (charcoal) BBQ to grill vegetables and meat, but I'd like to move on to the "smoking, indirect heat" type of cooking. While the technique seems simple enough, I'd like recommendations for simple recipes to get started.
posted by bluefrog at 4:54 PM PST - 13 comments

Professional wrestling blogs/websites? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile at 4:39 PM PST - 6 comments

I watch Airline on A & E a lot and a common problem is that people loose their ticket. The result is that if they want to fly they MUST BUY a new one. This seems downright completely and utterly wrong to me. Please explain why this policy has lasted through all of the trouble I am sure its caused. [more inside]
posted by crewshell at 4:15 PM PST - 28 comments

Similar to a previous question, but for a Mac: how do I reformat my hard drive if I don't have the correct system disks? see inside for further details [more inside]
posted by schwap23 at 4:02 PM PST - 6 comments

any ideas on how to make a simple one off bbq out of things fond in the house [more inside]
posted by thegeezer3 at 3:11 PM PST - 15 comments

What's my best option for a cheap (under $200) PA System for a block party? [more inside]
posted by pjhagop at 2:45 PM PST - 11 comments

Dealing with no-records cases in Access [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:37 PM PST - 6 comments

My kids like listening to the stories on TLA when we happen to catch it in the car. I was going to grab a few off of Audible.com for an upcoming road trip. Kind of a subset of this question (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/20670). Any suggestions?
posted by jbradley at 2:20 PM PST - 17 comments

What is a kilowatt-hour? Or: why is the eco program on my dishwasher better than the normal program? [more inside]
posted by davar at 2:12 PM PST - 20 comments

What is funny and/or interesting about potatoes? [more inside]
posted by interrobang at 2:01 PM PST - 90 comments

Displaying multiple random images via JavaScript? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey at 1:42 PM PST - 5 comments

Has anyone done a one or 2 week intensive NLP practitioner course? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish at 1:42 PM PST - 4 comments

How do I end a sentence that's a list item? [more inside]
posted by pdb at 1:19 PM PST - 20 comments

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup? I hit the knowledge base, chatted with a tech, ran various tests and tried the basic tricks, but still, no go. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon at 1:14 PM PST - 11 comments

I am looking for actual science of coffee to improve my home espresso making. [more inside]
posted by mzurer at 12:48 PM PST - 9 comments

Got any lesser-known band recommendations for someone going to Roskilde Festival? [more inside]
posted by Zero Gravitas at 12:41 PM PST - 26 comments

I have hired a very nice man to help me paint my apartment, now what? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey at 12:37 PM PST - 27 comments

Bloomington, Indiana question: I'm in Bloomington for an intensive language course for the next 2 months. Ideas on things to do, places to eat, general living advice? [more inside]
posted by k8t at 12:35 PM PST - 28 comments

How do I get my husband to let go of old boxers and socks? [more inside]
posted by chicken nuglet at 12:24 PM PST - 37 comments

Lost email in Thunderbird 1.5.0.4, OSX 10.4 (Tiger), caused by changing the settings in the news reader. [more inside]
posted by Rumple at 12:21 PM PST - 4 comments

Lube (Astroglide) allergy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:21 PM PST - 16 comments

Ideas for a public park.... [more inside]
posted by beccaj at 12:02 PM PST - 16 comments

How do I get a job I will love in Concord, New Hampshire? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam at 11:54 AM PST - 11 comments

At work, we have a storage device that we need to send across these United States for live demonstration purposes. We want to send a 2U device, along with a 1U server host and a 1U pull out keyboard/trackball/flip-up LCD. I have some questions regarding this, notably how to ship it, in what, and with what? [more inside]
posted by JLobster at 11:45 AM PST - 9 comments

Why is my Powerbook G4 slowing way down every two or three hours? [more inside]
posted by umbú at 11:42 AM PST - 6 comments

I'm going to Orlando in August. I know its going to be hot.... does this thing (http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/sku__SI758SL2) really work?
posted by Scoops at 11:42 AM PST - 8 comments

So I got a job working in a bar. But I've got a problem: my feet don't seem to be able to take it. [more inside]
posted by reklaw at 11:41 AM PST - 28 comments

Outlook/Exchange: I want appointments in my personal calendar belonging to a certain category (can use label if necessary) to automatically copy over to a public folder calendar on the exchange server. [more inside]
posted by striker at 11:34 AM PST - 2 comments

Is it possible to format my computer if I lost the format/backup disc that came with it along with cd drivers? [more inside]
posted by cheero at 11:31 AM PST - 5 comments

In between trash days -- Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday -- people in neighboring apartments deposit their trash on the first floor landing, outside the door to my apartment. I expected the super to put a stop to this practice but it turns out he condones it. I asked him to fix this and he said he'd try but I'm not sure he will. There are no trash cans or anything, just trash bags piled up. Is this against any NYC codes? How should I proceed?
posted by Aghast. at 11:20 AM PST - 14 comments

[LampshadeFilter]: I accidentally broke a beloved glass Ikea lampshade and I'd like to find a replacement. I was a klutz this morning and broke this lampshade that holds high sentimental value to its owner. It is a medium-blue glass, mushroom shaped lampshade bought around 2002. Ikea doesn't have a stock discontinued items, and eBay and Googling turn up nothing. Pictures are inside. [more inside]
posted by carabiner at 11:19 AM PST - 12 comments

How quickly do other animals react to changes in light, and why are we so slow by comparison? [more inside]
posted by twine42 at 11:07 AM PST - 12 comments

I need help coming up with a clever and not-too-obvious name for my new blog on urban planning. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna at 11:06 AM PST - 31 comments

Are there any English language Bloomsday readings in Berlin? [more inside]
posted by nobody at 10:45 AM PST - 2 comments

I am looking for a very cheap single-board computer for use in a project. It needs to be small, and have a graphics controller built in. [more inside]
posted by iconjack at 10:21 AM PST - 8 comments

How do Ebay and others do Google ads that put your search term in the ad? [more inside]
posted by Help Me Impeach Bush at 10:09 AM PST - 7 comments

Slightly insane road trip. Phoenix to Santa Fe and back in four days with a wedding in the middle. Route & overnight stop questions. [more inside]
posted by i_cola at 10:06 AM PST - 8 comments

Say you wanted to travel up into southern Sudan from northern Uganda - neither place very happy at the moment - sometime in the next year for a journalistic research project. Say you might even want to try going all the way down the Nile to Cairo. How might you go about this? Finding out specific safety issues, red tape/paperwork, etc.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:58 AM PST - 7 comments

Who remembers/loves the John Ashcroft hit "Let the Eagle Soar?" Trying to find an mp3 *and* a MIDI (or instrumental version) of the song on the Internet, but every file I've found is scratchy, a poorly-edited cut (it cuts out near "This country's far too young to die" or both. Help!
posted by kenneth at 9:15 AM PST - 3 comments

What's the best way to approach our hippie landlord so that he agrees to waive our July rent? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:54 AM PST - 19 comments

Australian, Indian or Mexican games/activities for children? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe at 8:54 AM PST - 9 comments

Arriving at Charles de Gaulle at 7:35am, departing from Orly Sud at 8:30pm. Help? [more inside]
posted by icosahedral at 8:47 AM PST - 12 comments

After getting a diagnosis of glaucoma (after being suspect for two years), the information I'm finding online is varying from "you're definitely going to go blind" to "it's nothing at all to worry about". I suspect the real answer is somewhere in between. [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974 at 8:43 AM PST - 10 comments

Where would I find help developing social-networking software for non-profit that might have other applications outside the non-profit industry. [more inside]
posted by IndigoSkye at 8:43 AM PST - 3 comments

Looking for Go in all the wrong places. [more inside]
posted by edgeways at 8:33 AM PST - 6 comments

What do you think about professional career coaches / executive coaches / life coaches? What about other methods of figuring out what you want to do NEXT in your career when you're unsatisfied with what you do NOW? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 at 8:31 AM PST - 16 comments

My credit card company seems to have recently shrunk the grace period. I have made two late payments (barely late, 2-3 days) as a result. I have paid in full each time, should I be worried about it hurting my credit score? [more inside]
posted by geoff. at 8:30 AM PST - 13 comments

What's the best way to follow the World Cup live on my Blackberry? [more inside]
posted by kuperman at 7:58 AM PST - 3 comments

Gathering for Magic - So after a few nostalgic talks of days gone by, filled with geekery courtesy of Magic the Gathering, I'd like to put together a casual sealed deck tourney for myself and a few friends, but seeing how I have not played since Ice Age there's [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:56 AM PST - 21 comments

Bloglines isn't showing my feeds anymore! I'm using the most updated version of Firefox, and haven't installed any new extensions, but my "feeds" tab no longer shows any feeds! This started happening last night. It shows the "Add, Edit, Clippings" and the "Extras" down below - but no actual feeds. I double checked in the "Edit" option to make sure my feeds were there. I disabled all my extensions. I updated Java. I even searched MeFi and the painfully slow Bloglines forum, but can't seem to figure out why my feeds are missing all of a sudden. I checked in Internet Explorer, and Bloglines is working - I even checked it on my wife's computer running Firefox, and my feed show up. What could possibly be wrong on my machine that their feed tree doesn't show up on my Firefox?
posted by itchi23 at 7:49 AM PST - 4 comments

I'm posting this for a friend who isn't a member: We are planning to relocate to the Denver metro area at the end of June. We would like suggestions on where to look for housing. [more inside]
posted by smich at 7:46 AM PST - 7 comments

Where can I find purse- and bag-making supplies online? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles at 7:42 AM PST - 8 comments

Cool bars in Chicago near the Auditorium Theatre? [more inside]
posted by Windigo at 7:42 AM PST - 5 comments

What's a good book (or more) for a general historical overview of World War II? [more inside]
posted by almostcool at 7:27 AM PST - 19 comments

Going from East Coast to Vegas in July for 5 days -- Family not friends. Assuming we spend 2 days in Vegas, what is the best way to spend the remaining three ? [more inside]
posted by cusecase at 7:27 AM PST - 5 comments

What is the difference between a town, city, borough, or township? [more inside]
posted by aurigus at 7:02 AM PST - 21 comments

Good resources - print, online - on the experience of Somali immigrants to the United States? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 at 7:00 AM PST - 6 comments

I want to start walking to shed some pounds. Besides getting good shoes and being aware of my surroundings... [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah at 6:50 AM PST - 13 comments

Why aren't people who bomb or plan to bomb abortion clinics considered terrorists? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger at 6:42 AM PST - 30 comments

Friday travel: My usual drive from Shepherdstown, WVa to Cambridge, MA is I-81 to I-84 to the Pike. I have made this in 8 hours (with few stops). This time, I am going from Dulles, VA to Cambridge. What's the better route? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris at 6:31 AM PST - 9 comments

Something I have been thinking about lately: why PRNDL? Why is the selection order on an automatic transmission PRNDL? [more inside]
posted by internal at 6:28 AM PST - 14 comments

Obscure Canadian TV Showfilter: Anyone remember the name of a kids/teens series made in the mid-nineties about a teenage boy who's in a coma? [more inside]
posted by jcruden at 6:14 AM PST - 5 comments

Please help me replace my dearly beloved discontinued aftershave. [more inside]
posted by leapfrog at 5:48 AM PST - 20 comments

Can I VPN across a XPHome server? [more inside]
posted by ewkpates at 5:02 AM PST - 6 comments

What is the most interesting method of travelling from Toronto to New Haven, CT? [more inside]
posted by dantodd at 4:53 AM PST - 12 comments

Who likes sleeping only 18" off the floor? Why have box springs been eliminated from modern bed design? [more inside]
posted by saffron at 4:28 AM PST - 28 comments

Anyone know how the foot pod works and how reliable it's going to be? I have not come across any technical details about that at all, only the ipod interface.
posted by joshgray at 3:38 AM PST - 3 comments

I will be flying Heathrow-Auckland via Singapore Airlines in late July. En route I will have a layover at Singapore Changi Airport from 14:15 - 21:00. (It's a Sunday.) Is there enough time for me to see anything interesting? If so, what?! [more inside]
posted by Marquis at 2:51 AM PST - 14 comments

I'm sure there used to be a code one could dial on UK telephones which would cause the line to ring - thereby achieving intercom functionality? This number was something like *173, but either my memory fails me or it no longer works. Any ideas on the specifics?
posted by dance at 2:23 AM PST - 7 comments

The new girlfriend seems to be highly allergic to everything (pollen, pets, smoke, etc). She hasn't seen an allergist and takes virtually every OTC product already with poor results. Is there some remedy I can entice her with to see an allergist? What else can be done?
posted by donmayo at 2:07 AM PST - 20 comments

Places to stay in Padua? [more inside]
posted by Touchstone at 2:01 AM PST - 1 comments

How can I find musicians to collaborate with? [more inside]
posted by thedaniel at 1:37 AM PST - 8 comments

Can you name famous (or notable) people who died in car accidents at the height of their fame? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz at 12:34 AM PST - 48 comments

June 13
When you drink, how long does it take to sober up? [more inside]
posted by generic230 at 9:23 PM PST - 24 comments

Car question: a choice among Honda Ciivc Hybrid, Toyota Prius, and VW TDI Jetta. Primary concerns (in order of priority): (1) general safety, reliability and maintenance issues, (2) gas mileage, (3) emissions, (4) pimpin' built-in iPod accessories. The car's used 80% in a daily stop-and-go commute (40-60 mins each way) but road trips are certainly in mind too. Opinions, experiences, venting appreciated. [more inside]
posted by xmutex at 8:32 PM PST - 41 comments

How, in the name of all that is good and holy, exactly do I wear a hakama? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin at 8:13 PM PST - 14 comments

My fiance is returning to school, which means I must relocate (from Virginia) to the new city (Oklahoma City) where I have very few contacts. Are there any tips or tricks for finding a job in a specific location?
posted by boring_prophet at 7:51 PM PST - 8 comments

Can anyone recognize this theme(YSI mp3 extract; 1.2MB) from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo? I have a strong sense that I've heard it appropriated as(or "inspired") some movie's theme, but the IMDb soundtrack search doesn't throw up anything familiar, credited to de Falla.
posted by daksya at 7:51 PM PST - 1 comments

Help me understand SVN [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel at 7:47 PM PST - 18 comments

I'm losing hair over one of my temples. WTF? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 7:33 PM PST - 15 comments

What are the most amazing low-fat slow-cooker recipes in the world? [more inside]
posted by agropyron at 6:46 PM PST - 11 comments

Why does our cat try to cover our heads like litter when we sleep? Does our cat think we're filthy?!? I'm a little insulted... [more inside]
posted by ibeji at 5:52 PM PST - 27 comments

I just got a used car that has tinted windows. I'm not sure if they're factory-installed or after-market (is there a way to tell?). Anyway, I'm going to be putting a parking sticker inside on a window. Will the sticker be a problem removing in a year? Will that tear off the film? Thanks.
posted by tommassit at 5:37 PM PST - 7 comments

I need a data file describing which US counties border which other US counties. Is it somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by thrako at 5:30 PM PST - 1 comments

Do I need to worry about maggots in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by TheIrreverend at 5:24 PM PST - 8 comments

Six months ago, I moved to a new city (Philadelphia) to pursue a fantastic career opportunity. It has turned out to be everything I wanted from a career. Professionally and financially, things are great. So, why am I so unhappy here? [more inside]
posted by galimatias at 5:13 PM PST - 37 comments

What software can produce on disk a list of all files on the hard drive (including hidden and system files) and display the result in a nested hierarchy like Windows Explorer? [more inside]
posted by megatherium at 5:10 PM PST - 7 comments

I want to learn German. By which I mean I want to do anything that will lead, in the long term, to fluency (by which I mean well enough to live a full life in a German speaking country some day). I have absolutely no experience. I am not a "busy professional" who wants to "learn the basics of communication". I'll be taking Introductory German in college next year (I don't know what textbook they'll be using, or I'd buy that). I have a summer free of distraction (except for a 40 hour workweek) and approximately $50 at the moment (though lets say $100 for the purposes of conversation). What should I do?
posted by phrontist at 4:57 PM PST - 27 comments

I'm looking for accredited fencing clubs in London. [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 4:50 PM PST - 2 comments

Is there something wrong with my ears? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:45 PM PST - 23 comments

My co-workers and I are interested in forming a group that explores the cultural history of Sacramento, but we're not sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x at 4:40 PM PST - 17 comments

I've never rolled over a credit card balance before, I don't even have very many credit cards and try to be very good with them. Should I do it? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts at 4:27 PM PST - 7 comments

PYCCKO! To my Russian friends! What does this pin say, and what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by joelf at 3:23 PM PST - 9 comments

Laundryfilter: Stain remover stained my favorite blazer? The dry cleaner has failed. Help! [more inside]
posted by amber_dale at 3:09 PM PST - 3 comments

I had a blog for many years that I let wither on the vine. I no longer have the site, but I *do* have an export of my Movable Type entries. Is there any way to get this printed ? Any companies that will work with a file? Other blogging tools that take MT exports that will produce a printable version ? I'll settle for any solution, from a bound book to straight-up printable pdf.
posted by duckus at 3:01 PM PST - 12 comments

I suspect my neighbors are drug dealers. Do I have enough evidence to call the cops? Sorry if this has been asked before... [more inside]
posted by delladlux at 2:56 PM PST - 54 comments

What are the major unanswered questions in linguistics? [more inside]
posted by ontic at 2:34 PM PST - 23 comments

Tell me about the development of green LEDs. [more inside]
posted by Rash at 1:26 PM PST - 21 comments

Windows XP: When I Click "User Accounts" nothing happens. [more inside]
posted by sophist at 12:28 PM PST - 5 comments

Forced for the summer to access the Internet through dial-up I wonder what the least expensive, least annoying, fastest option. I currently use NetZero which is free (three months which are almost up), fairly fast, but very annoying with video ads and hijacking my preferred browser i.e. making IE my preferred bowser every time I dial-up. I've used AOL in the past but find it very, very annoying. Any recommendations?
posted by NorthCoastCafe at 12:26 PM PST - 10 comments

Is it possible to get dialup to work with a wireless router? [more inside]
posted by missed at 12:26 PM PST - 8 comments

Help me help others from home. [more inside]
posted by moira at 12:10 PM PST - 14 comments

Files split with hjsplit: is there any way to rejoin them on my Mac, without using Mac Joiner? [more inside]
posted by livii at 11:56 AM PST - 12 comments

Alternative living filter: I am a single woman in my mid-30s, seriously contemplating having a child on my own. [more inside]
posted by picklebird at 11:55 AM PST - 17 comments

I recently sold a photograph (of dragonflies copulating, no less) to an Italian publishing house. They asked me to send an invoice and appropriate tax information. This is the first time I've ever sold something like this; can anyone tell me what forms, et cetera I ought to use or make? Thank you!
posted by Coherence Panda at 11:36 AM PST - 7 comments

Yet another tech support question: Help me get my router to play nice! [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe at 11:27 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm going hiking on Cape Cod (around Wellfleet) and am looking for cool places to visit en route to/from Boston. Points for weirdness and local flavor. [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts at 10:56 AM PST - 13 comments

My Palm hates my mac. [more inside]
posted by rossination at 10:43 AM PST - 10 comments

What is the best video card I can upgrade my G5 tower with? [more inside]
posted by triolus at 10:32 AM PST - 8 comments

Is there some gadget that will allow me to listen to FM radio on my iPod Shuffle? [more inside]
posted by CRM114 at 10:07 AM PST - 15 comments

So I've been on Paxil for anxiety for a few months and I'm starting to notice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:04 AM PST - 21 comments

Sexual health clinic options for a tourist in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:02 AM PST - 8 comments

Why can't IE display the same characters as charmap, for the same char-set/font combination? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid at 9:53 AM PST - 6 comments

Have you ever tasted hyper-caffeinated Shock coffee? If so, your review?
posted by NYCinephile at 9:43 AM PST - 7 comments

Will a standard baby seat properly (comfortably) fit in the back of a new MINI? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd at 9:00 AM PST - 15 comments

Getting Affordable California Insurance with a Pre-Existing Condition? [more inside]
posted by citystalk at 8:47 AM PST - 11 comments

How would you go about accessing, via the web, your bank accounts and bill paying services while away from home and trusted computers for months at a time? Does anyone have experience with Stealth Surfer and Roboform? Have you been able to use usb drives at public library's and/or internet cafes? (Bonus question: how about downloading mp3s at a library or internet cafe?)
posted by flummox at 8:45 AM PST - 8 comments

How can I find out how much people are paying for premium windows in my area? [more inside]
posted by amarynth at 8:30 AM PST - 4 comments

How can I stop the color from disappearing from t-shirts? [more inside]
posted by dseaton at 8:22 AM PST - 10 comments

What is the optimal Quicktime Codec to use when compressing Quicktime movies for You Tube? [more inside]
posted by sswiller at 8:18 AM PST - 4 comments

Identi-Filter: How bad is it that I'm walking around with an expired driver's license? [more inside]
posted by Smarson at 7:59 AM PST - 25 comments

How can I separate the personal files/settings from the "utilities"? I usually install windows and the apps to the C drive and try to keep all the data + configs on D drive. This way I can pretty safely format C without worrying I'll delete important data. I wish to learn how to improve this process. [more inside]
posted by sierra13 at 7:48 AM PST - 5 comments

Fear Of A Brown Planet: I'm looking for songs with a Jingoistic bent, preferably in Country Music. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie at 7:36 AM PST - 28 comments

recently purchased a nokia 9300. didn't realize it has no vibrate mode. are there any call alert accessories out there? [more inside]
posted by bleary at 7:30 AM PST - 7 comments

Jerry Brown, Mayor of Oakland, has one. Ray Cox, MN State Representative, has one. Anyone know of other good blogs written by politicians? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade at 7:13 AM PST - 6 comments

I need some help tracking down the basis for a bit of film lore about the most expensive line from a movie script. [more inside]
posted by i love cheese at 6:58 AM PST - 8 comments

European vacation with a focus on cheese? [more inside]
posted by MrCheese!!! at 6:45 AM PST - 33 comments

The skin on my fingers is peeling off! Why? What'll stop it? [more inside]
posted by jonesor at 2:56 AM PST - 17 comments

[Google Video] http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7661095487366390191 With the transitions how the hell do you do this? is their some sort of software that can morph pictures?
posted by spinko at 2:33 AM PST - 13 comments

Help me find two toys from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by scrump at 1:33 AM PST - 10 comments

June 12
Where can I trade-in my used laptop for money, not for a discount on a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain at 11:47 PM PST - 5 comments

I don't need to be thin, or skinny, or even svelte. I'm just sick of being fat. I exercise all the time and my diet is improving every year; it's not good but it's getting better. Here's the thing: I don't care if your advice is bad for my liver or my heart, or anything else, but I need something to kickstart weightloss. [more inside]
posted by elr at 11:13 PM PST - 91 comments

What's your favorite book about human prehistory? [more inside]
posted by jgee at 11:06 PM PST - 15 comments

Are there any guides or reviews to books on Project Guttenberg? With 18,000 books there has to be some hidden gems, but how to find them? I'd also like to find other free book sites.
posted by afu at 9:46 PM PST - 16 comments

Running Shoes: Where should I get them and what should I know? Bonus points for Los Angeles running shoe store suggestions, but general advice appreciated. Alternatively, help educate me on what a comfy shoe (of any type) is supposed to feel like. [more inside]
posted by anonymoose at 9:38 PM PST - 21 comments

Trying to find an online article about an investment firm that had put together a fund set to have positive returns in a down market [more inside]
posted by ptm at 9:23 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm 49 yo, Asian woman (my English writing is not very good). I have grown kids and they are on their own. I have a college degree, working for the same company for the last 16 years. Have my own house, above-average looking (I received many compliments about my look), younger looking than my age. I exercise regularly. I'm 5'3" and weight 126 lbs. I try to dress sophisticate most of the time. I'm a little shy, can carry on a conversation with someone, but not at a very deep level. [more inside]
posted by teapot at 9:22 PM PST - 25 comments

What part time engineering jobs are there for a mechanical engineer just out of school? [more inside]
posted by sirion at 9:21 PM PST - 3 comments

Lamisil pills are extremely expensive. Lamisil cream is very reasonably priced. Lamisil cream applied topically does nothing for a fungal toenail infection; one needs to ingest the drug to cure that type of infection. Could someone eat Lamisil cream for the same effect as the pills? What kind of dosage and preparation would be required?
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:11 PM PST - 14 comments

Help me fix my OralB Sonic Complete toothbrush! [more inside]
posted by sdis at 9:05 PM PST - 4 comments

As a former athlete, I am having trouble coping with both the loss of my sport, and in its absence, the associated lack of euphoria. What can I do to feel better without taking anti-depressants? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 at 9:05 PM PST - 13 comments

Are there any comprehensive sites which catalog the original sources of audio later sampled in songs? [more inside]
posted by Danelope at 8:59 PM PST - 6 comments

So, I applied for an AmEx credit card online, and got instant approval and a 10k limit. On a whim, I decided to apply for another amex credit card immediately after, and got another instant approval for another 10k limit card. Can I keep doing this and apply for more of their credit cards and keep getting instantly approved? Does this sound like a really bad idea to anyone else?... It's so tempting though... [more inside]
posted by yeoz at 8:44 PM PST - 13 comments

Yes, it is a 'what was that movie that I can only remember one scene of?' thread...Featuring the 1980's (I think). [more inside]
posted by nadawi at 8:42 PM PST - 9 comments

What can you tell me about diamond dust mirrors and how they were made? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe at 8:39 PM PST - 4 comments

Re-installed Windows XP on my old laptop (Sony PCG-SRX87). Let it run through all the updates. Now neither IE nor Firefox will show CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 at 8:09 PM PST - 2 comments

No job, family reunion. How do I deflect the inevitable questions? [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious at 7:31 PM PST - 25 comments

Has anyone ever heard of a 1997 alternative rock band called Joy Luck or Joy Luck Club? (NOT Joy Division) [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman at 6:47 PM PST - 10 comments

Lady Mefites: If you use the keeper of the diva cup, can you give me advice on how to get it in? [more inside]
posted by bread-eater at 6:19 PM PST - 17 comments

What are some cheap and effective ways to make your life easier? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF at 6:09 PM PST - 43 comments

MacabreFilter : Why doesn't my dog show an interest in my blood? [more inside]
posted by tomble at 5:57 PM PST - 18 comments

Where can I most effectively sell a huge quantity of baseball books? I'm moving, and I have to get rid of several hundred [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican at 5:55 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm getting married next Saturday. I don't know what to get the two women who are standing up with me. We are 30 something women (technically cheating for me). Both quite artsy. I can't (or don't feel competent) buying jewelry or art or books for them (though that's what they like). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by noether at 5:47 PM PST - 11 comments

How do I get my debtors to allow me to pay them off on a payment plan and no further interest charges? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:38 PM PST - 12 comments

I don't want to hear Brent freaking Musburger call World Cup games. Any way I can hear British commentators calling the games on separate audio while watching on my tv? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz at 3:51 PM PST - 39 comments

Is it possible to get a non-PAL VCR plugged into a Mac Mini to show content from a PAL videotape? Or will I need a PAL VCR? [more inside]
posted by destro at 3:50 PM PST - 8 comments

I have an application called OEscan.exe which runs intermittently, and hangs my system (XP SP2). Google produces 2 identical questions to mine, but no answers. I have a feeling it's related to SpamCatcher. Can anyone enlighten me?
posted by Neiltupper at 3:09 PM PST - 6 comments

How do I get my iPod to work again? [more inside]
posted by BradNelson at 2:38 PM PST - 7 comments

Where can I find a free downloadable .wav .mp3 or .midi of the Keystone Cops theme?
posted by Chuck Cheeze at 2:35 PM PST - 4 comments

Looking for resources and communities that help edit written work and offer feedback. I am looking for assistance with all forms of writing, such as poetry, essays, and short stories. I would of course be willing to offer my own feedback for other people's work. Does anyone have any recommendations?
posted by Knigel at 1:58 PM PST - 6 comments

Leonard Bernstein talks about Brian Wilson in the Smile Documentary, does anyone know where to find this footage in its entirety? [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice at 1:55 PM PST - 8 comments

I am sure that we are way behind the times but, my wife just read about Iams and the alleged animal cruelty which they either actively participate in or overlook in their suppliers / labs. That, of course, prompted a couple of questions. 1) does anyone know the validity of the claims by PETA et. al.? 2) if they are valid claims, what options are out there for us pet owners who want to use healthy, not terribly expensive and readily available food (large dogs in this case)? [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey at 1:36 PM PST - 17 comments

iTunesfilter: I have the vast majority of my songs on an external hard drive, but somehow maybe 20 GB of songs have wound up on my Mac HD. I'm hoping to move all the tracks from my Mac HD to the external without having to re-import all my songs or have any broken links to tracks. Hope me, AskMeFi! [more inside]
posted by evadery at 1:02 PM PST - 9 comments

Cell phone standards around the world. Specifically, a map that shows which ones are where, that would be great... [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher at 12:55 PM PST - 5 comments

Where (and how) to live in White Plains, NY? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity at 12:48 PM PST - 13 comments

PortlandWorldCupFilter: My wife and I are just getting interested in soc...um, football and want to see England's Thursday game... [more inside]
posted by codswallop at 12:28 PM PST - 10 comments

Where is the closest or cheapest place I can fly to from Toronto, Ontario to take a driving test that, when I come back, the acquired license can be swapped or recognized for a full Ontario driver's license (ie, so I don't have to go thru that graduated crap)?
posted by Manhasset at 12:21 PM PST - 18 comments

I am enjoying using Google Calendar, but I still love my DayRunner. I would really like to be able to print out monthly and/or weekly calendars with the gcal information, but in a 8.5"x5.5" DayRunner format, complete with word wrapping so I can read each event. Here's what I've tried so far: [more inside]
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 12:09 PM PST - 2 comments

Disk Repair tool similar to Norton Disk Doctor for Windows? [more inside]
posted by apark at 11:59 AM PST - 4 comments

Looking for permission to use a clip from The Daily Show [more inside]
posted by kensanway at 11:58 AM PST - 13 comments

I'm expecting a check to arrive in in the mail in a couple of weeks. However, this Friday I'm moving to South Korea and won't be back in a year. The check expires in six months. How do I get this check deposited to my bank account?
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 11:45 AM PST - 18 comments

So I've decided to look into moving to Seattle. Where should I live with the budget I have? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi at 11:39 AM PST - 35 comments

Driving from Atlanta to Minnesota over two days and I'm looking for some magic pills which helped me stay alert. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 at 11:31 AM PST - 24 comments

Windows XP Language Bar -- is this really as useless as it seems? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble at 11:10 AM PST - 4 comments

What are the possible DRM consequences of upgrading to Windows Media Player 10 and/or Windows Media Center Edition? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea at 11:00 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for freeware cdrw software that will allow me to use cdrw's like they are floppy disk. I know this can be done using roxio etc but I would like to know if any free versions exist. thanks and it will be for a windows xp machine.
posted by antisocialiting at 10:53 AM PST - 5 comments

How can I generate fan interest in a minor college sports team? [more inside]
posted by TunnelArmr at 10:47 AM PST - 15 comments

Long car trip coming up, I'm asking for book suggestions from others who enjoyed Leo Marks' "Between Silk and Cyanide : A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945". [more inside]
posted by JigSawMan at 9:53 AM PST - 16 comments

It's the end of my first year of grad school, and the only professor I am excited about working with is moving to another university...do I go with him? [more inside]
posted by emyd at 9:49 AM PST - 21 comments

Four cats, soon to be living together in one house. I'm looking for suggestions as to how to introduce them. Help me help them play nice. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by routergirl at 9:06 AM PST - 9 comments

Are your dreams better than your waking life? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana at 8:51 AM PST - 24 comments

Can anyone recommend a good framing shop in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 8:20 AM PST - 8 comments

I'm starting to gig out for the first time. Problem is I often forget the lyrics, even though I wrote them. Any suggestions for remembering one's own lyrics?
posted by Ironmouth at 8:10 AM PST - 15 comments

Who are the little kids that stand in front of the players at the beginning of football (soccer) matches during the pre-match festivities? [more inside]
posted by KevCed at 7:58 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for two-player video games that are suitable for a father & teenage daughter. [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian at 7:57 AM PST - 28 comments

Why does my new computer crash? [more inside]
posted by bradn at 7:48 AM PST - 18 comments

I am an academic reference librarian who has been thrust unceremoniously into a cataloging position. Help me understand what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by Biblio at 7:44 AM PST - 6 comments

RSS feeds for search/query results in the "careers/open jobs" section of various company websites? More inside: [more inside]
posted by Soulbee at 7:25 AM PST - 7 comments

Moving from UK to Continental Europe (Brno, Czech Republic). Tech and money advice greatly appreciated! More inside [more inside]
posted by Gratishades at 7:24 AM PST - 6 comments

How can I put clips of a DVD into Powerpoint? [more inside]
posted by jmevius at 7:00 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm looking for songs that sound particularly great in headphones. Any recommendations? Any genre is fine.
posted by futility closet at 6:44 AM PST - 52 comments

Question about remote CAM [more inside]
posted by curiousleo at 6:31 AM PST - 0 comments

What do you know about the economics of the Grand Prix horse jumping circuit? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise at 6:17 AM PST - 5 comments

For theatre (and other) projects, I sometimes need music that I can't find on CD. Is there a service that lets you email sheet music to a musician, who then a musician records the song and sends it back to you as an mp3? I'm looking instrumental music -- no vocals. Just a piano/keyboard is generally fine. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee at 5:35 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm looking for a lifelike anatomical model of a flaccid penis. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:22 AM PST - 6 comments

What's with the onslaught of penis enlargement ads on radio and the less watched cable channels just lately? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay at 4:44 AM PST - 9 comments

Does liquid pectin cause jam to set more slowly? [more inside]
posted by onhazier at 4:20 AM PST - 7 comments

I'm a male, and have had long hair for about three years now. Right now, it's shoulder-length. However, I seem to shed an awful lot of hair. It breaks and it gets all over, especially on my clothes. What can I do to strengthen my hair and reduce how much I shed, short of cutting it off?
posted by SansPoint at 3:42 AM PST - 15 comments

If you truncate a distribution, how do you figure out the new mean? For example, if you know the average height is 6 foot, how do you figure out the average height of the top 50%, lower 30%, etc? You can make up a standard deviation, it's just an example. Yes, I am dumb.
posted by fucker at 1:55 AM PST - 12 comments

I have a Powerbook with a CD burner and I have access to an iMac with a Superdrive. I'd like to backup my disk (or at least my user folder) to DVD-Rs. One catch: I can't install any software on the iMac. [more inside]
posted by terceiro at 1:33 AM PST - 4 comments

Portable computer for a child: I'm trying to find out if anyone is currently manufacturing a robust and light portable computer for a seven year old to use at school. [more inside]
posted by jb at 1:17 AM PST - 15 comments

I've decided that I'd like to get more omega-3 fatty acids from fish in my diet, and I'm wondering what the most cost effective way to get it is. [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea at 12:22 AM PST - 12 comments

June 11
Need some anecdotes/advice about meds for adult ADD. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat at 11:42 PM PST - 21 comments

Where can I find a citation database for OS X (and am I using the right term)? [more inside]
posted by kurumi at 11:04 PM PST - 13 comments

Will appearing in court for a driving ticket help me any? [more inside]
posted by apdato at 10:56 PM PST - 25 comments

My PCMCIA USB card is crap [more inside]
posted by MrC at 10:36 PM PST - 6 comments

I'm considering removing all my body hair. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by neckro23 at 10:29 PM PST - 22 comments

How can I keep my picking hand from cramping up when I play guitar? [more inside]
posted by gally99 at 10:25 PM PST - 17 comments

A few years ago I found an entertaining article online, where the author described playing Sims 2 to make life as difficult as possible for his main character. I seem to remember that he made the character colossally ugly, and that he made the house into a maze of twist little passages, all alike. I can't seem to find the article on the basis of these clues, though; does anyone remember this better than I do?
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:35 PM PST - 11 comments

I work in a highly regulated industry (big pharma.) I would like to use Python to write backup routines and other simple things. My boss wants me to use C#. What is the best way to sell a new technology? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed at 9:27 PM PST - 15 comments

My mother received a cute flip-flop beadwork craft as a gift and will give me a whole dollar (ooh, ahh) if I found out how to make it or found instructions that make sense. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 at 9:02 PM PST - 3 comments

Do you know of a decent cordless phone that isn't made in China?
posted by melvix at 8:44 PM PST - 7 comments

Fun suggestions for the Greater Myrtle Beach area. [more inside]
posted by mmascolino at 8:16 PM PST - 3 comments

Break-upFilter: What are the rules for interaction between a newly-separated duo who still plan living together for now, and is there a way to make things less awkward? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja at 7:10 PM PST - 25 comments

Questions and advice about replacing a roof. [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:15 PM PST - 10 comments

So, the lady friend once spent some time doing research on Appledore Island. The tshirt she got when she was there is in need of replacement. Any idea where/how to get an Appledore Island tshirt? I found the group that manages the island but there's no link to buy stuff... Any thoughts?
posted by inigo2 at 6:00 PM PST - 7 comments

I was using GRUB to dual boot a linux partition and a winXP partition. I set this up ages ago and recently needed to remove the linux partition. I used Partition magic because I was feeling lazy. Now when I boot I get some grub error. I can boot using a morphix liveCD and selecting "boot from first partition" or whatever it actually says. WinXP doesn't have fdisk so I can't fdisk /MBR, and I'm not familiar enough with diskpart to want to mess around. Although I feel like an idiot for asking this question, what simple and probably obvious command will restore the MBR to it's pre-grub state? Thanks.
posted by Grod at 5:49 PM PST - 8 comments

If you were setting up a public kiosk and wanted to limit Firefox's access to five different URLs, how would you do it? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 5:34 PM PST - 13 comments

What are some decent latin nightlife spots in Philadelphia, PA? Currently I am aware of Brazils Nightclub and Cafe Havana.
posted by hcastro at 4:54 PM PST - 6 comments

What are some best practices and tips for editing Flash files that I didn't create? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch at 4:16 PM PST - 6 comments

Does anyone know of any good free or cheap online contact management software? I would like to keep track of when i have talked to a certain contact and possibly as Rss feed or email reminder system to remind me to follow up with contacts.
posted by Bjkokenos at 4:04 PM PST - 3 comments

Can someone refer me to an immigration lawyer in CA? I'm trying to find out if applying for a Green Card is the only way to go about trying to secure permanent residency in the US. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind at 3:28 PM PST - 6 comments

Where can I find honeymoon-worthy lingerie for the big-of-boob? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:22 PM PST - 8 comments

If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
posted by iTristan at 2:43 PM PST - 20 comments

OddBellyFilter: Is it weight, an allergy or just the way I was made? [more inside]
posted by Chorus at 2:37 PM PST - 11 comments

How do I keep cat fuzz from balling up into lintballs on all my laundry? [more inside]
posted by zadcat at 2:20 PM PST - 9 comments

I need help figuring out how to fix my home network. [more inside]
posted by Riemann at 2:11 PM PST - 8 comments

I want "send to a new folder" to be on my "send to" right-click menu (XP) [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar at 1:30 PM PST - 12 comments

Are there any work from home, (data entry) part time jobs out there I can do?....Or are they all scams? [more inside]
posted by jamie939 at 1:18 PM PST - 8 comments

Short piece of PHP code - all it does is set a variable and POST it back to the same PHP code - that works when executed on my hosted web site, but doesn't work when executed on my local machine running XAMPP. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy at 12:48 PM PST - 22 comments

Is the definition of 'terror' as 'Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes' a recent development, or a regional variation? [more inside]
posted by beniamino at 12:33 PM PST - 21 comments

I have an old IBM PCjr 4860 that once upon a time we added a jrCaptain Tecmar extension piece onto it so we could attach a printer. I have three questions. I want to get rid of this beast but I want to print everything off the disks (I was quite the prolific writer as a kid). Unfortunately we lost the jrCaptain power transformer and cable (power supply) for this extension piece so we think that's why every time we turn on the printer it stops the computer from doing anything (no keyboard, no running of whatever it was running) and then upon turning off the printer it suddenly is back to normal. Where can I get my hands on that power supply or what could I use in it's place that wouldn't kill the extension. (voltage?) Second question: what about a way to transfer the big floppies onto a modern storage device? What are the options out there? Anything I can do at home? Any places that do this for you? Third question: what do I do with an old IBM PCjr when I want to toss it? [more inside]
posted by toftk at 12:22 PM PST - 6 comments

I've played soccer my whole life, compared to my European brethren I know very little about the sport (and its stars). Anyone know a good book about soccer/football that will allow me to speak with authority when someone references Michel Platini, Franz Beckenbauer, or even Cisse or Ronaldinho?

Also, if you've been watching the World Cup, you've probably seen this great commercial (different from the question below). Does anyone know what the song is?
posted by Cochise at 11:47 AM PST - 21 comments

I found this adidas ad over at YouTube (It's the one with the shoes running all over town).. The song is super catchy.. (and the ad isn't half bad either).. Can anyone tell me what the song is?
posted by dennis at 10:41 AM PST - 3 comments

Is it safe to post pictures online? Should I worry that they might be taken the wrong way or seen by the wrong person? [more inside]
posted by golden_lady at 9:34 AM PST - 26 comments

I'm doing a presentation soon, and I need some ideas of popular songs that relate to home, coming home, the journey home, and soul (either "the soul" or just soul itself in title/lyrics). The songs need to be quasi-knowledgable to a large audience of a large age/culture range. Thanks in advance!
posted by moonbird at 9:07 AM PST - 33 comments

You know how when you buy a new phone/laptop/mp3 player, the instructions always say to charge the batter fully before using it? Does that mean I shouldn't use it while it's charging? [more inside]
posted by skryche at 8:55 AM PST - 6 comments

We've been together for a little more than ten years. He's an all around nice level-headed guy and we share many interests. He's very handsome and I am attracted to him still. However, I've cheated on him a couple of times since we've been together. No sex. But recently, the invitation was offered...by me. The invitation was declined - good thing but of course I badly wanted it to happen as the chemistry was intense. It was purely lust in both incidences but neither led to sex. I am wondering why I got married in the first place. I do care for my husband very much and enjoy spending time with him. We go out together, we do day trips, etc. Sex is good but not great. I have tried communicating this with him many times but nothing really changes. Either way, I still love him immensely and love being with him so I'm not sure why I let myself do these things. Naturally, I don't trust myself... After the first time, I tried to work on my "hormones" by focusing only on him but now, I find myself back in the same spot. Should I let him go so he can find someone better (we're both in our mid-30s) or try to change...
posted by anonymous at 8:29 AM PST - 39 comments

I am 23 years old and have been with my girlfriend, who is from the former Soviet Union, for almost four years now. We often have drastic and painful arguments that result from socio-cultural and religious differences. Is this a common problem or experience for those in similar relationships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:28 AM PST - 37 comments

So there's this guy at work that I'm getting a crush on... [more inside]
posted by speranza at 8:05 AM PST - 24 comments

We dropped a photo on the floor, and the frame broke. Out fell two pictures: the one we knew about, and this one which was behind the original: [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe at 7:28 AM PST - 15 comments

How can I print fonts correctly with Firefox under Linux? [more inside]
posted by rwhe at 5:27 AM PST - 4 comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? I'm lying on the grass staring at the summer stars. I see a star that's moving slowly but steadily - if I stretch my hand right out in front, it crosses my palm in about 30 seconds. Using only common-sense, how can I work out what it is? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell at 3:39 AM PST - 13 comments

Help me find upbeat, melancholy free songs about love. There's [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY at 2:08 AM PST - 36 comments

Is there a used games store in Houston, Texas that still deals in Dreamcast stuff? (also, am I killing my Dreamcast?) [more inside]
posted by raygan at 12:15 AM PST - 9 comments

June 10
Is it safe to walk from Great American Music Hall (SF) to BART after a show? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew at 9:09 PM PST - 15 comments

Is there some reason that dual-layer DVD-Rs are hard to find? I can't find them at my tiny city's Office Depot and (rolling eyes) Wal-Mart, and I'm not sure whether this is just a fluke or if big box retailers simply don't carry them.
posted by hodyoaten at 8:15 PM PST - 12 comments

My notebook repeatedly restarts after a second or two. Anything I can do before next week's repair, if possible, to save some cash? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:18 PM PST - 10 comments

My boyfriend hurt his knee badly, starts new job Monday. Help bring swelling down! [more inside]
posted by sandrapbrady at 6:31 PM PST - 17 comments

Keeping with the fine, fine tradition of querying the hive mind to build a better indie theater, I'm wondering if any mefites might be able to help me build a giant, glowing, red letter "M." [more inside]
posted by bjork24 at 6:08 PM PST - 17 comments

GamblingFilter: How does a person reserve a poker room at a casino not in Atlantic City or Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit at 5:54 PM PST - 4 comments

Is online gambling legal in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by Marla Singer at 5:34 PM PST - 22 comments

A plane I was on seemed to have a very close encounter with another plane. Is it possible to find reports of 'near miss' incidents online? [more inside]
posted by valleys at 4:42 PM PST - 21 comments

Would like to see examples of web applications that display user-entered text in a chosen font. In other words, I choose a font from a menu, enter text in a field, click submit...my text is displayed in the font I chose.
posted by davebush at 4:42 PM PST - 7 comments

How to rescue the data off a hard drive when the usual means don't work? Tried several previously-recommended recovery programs and am currently running a LiveCD, but none of it works. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by duende at 4:37 PM PST - 5 comments

How viable is scooting to Caltrain? [more inside]
posted by natan at 4:34 PM PST - 9 comments

June 21st, the day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. Where in the central time zone, (or any time zone for that matter) is the sun directly over head at exactly midday? [more inside]
posted by ok at 4:33 PM PST - 3 comments

Three Americans heading to Japan and want to visit one of the atomic bomb sites. Which city, Hiroshima or Nagasaki, has more to do in addition to peace-museum and bomb-site related things? [more inside]
posted by GaelFC at 4:08 PM PST - 8 comments

How can I get friends and strangers to have a meaningful, intelligent conversation about something deeper than music or cars? Specifically what are some good thought provoking questions or topics to bring up that the average person could discuss? [more inside]
posted by JokingClown at 3:44 PM PST - 21 comments

How to be more outgoing and social? [more inside]
posted by joshuak at 3:35 PM PST - 23 comments

UK Sky Digital question. I've got Sky+, and increasingly the sound is very poor, static is the best description, with some crackles & loud pops'. Any ideas?
posted by lloyder at 3:17 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm looking for a bunch of really hip and (sorry I have to use this word) indie clothes and apparel stores that have a web presence. [more inside]
posted by JPowers at 2:51 PM PST - 12 comments

How do I develop film from a disposable camera that I suspect contains a lewd picture? [more inside]
posted by Pacheco at 2:40 PM PST - 19 comments

Sources for baby-ish lighting? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl at 2:14 PM PST - 6 comments

I found this chemical equation on the wall of a men's room in a bar last night. What is it? More importantly, why would someone write it above a urinal at a bar?
posted by nomad at 2:04 PM PST - 15 comments

Does anyone have a good method for cooking a largish (10lbs) beef roast in a pit of coals? [more inside]
posted by Tenuki at 1:52 PM PST - 8 comments

Is there a database or service that can take an IP address and return the name of the ISP that owns it? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t at 1:38 PM PST - 16 comments

I just found a big box of old Playboys that cover dates from the mid sixties to the early eighties. I got to reading them (clothed) and you know what? Everything I've ever heard about how good the articles are is true! I'm sure they still have hot babes, what I'm asking is are they still writing these great, edgy articles about culture and politics, or are they basically FHM now? I mean these magazines have articles from everyone from Andy Warhol to P.G Wodehouse for chrissakes. [more inside]
posted by shanevsevil at 12:40 PM PST - 15 comments

First date: I'm going to call the nice young lady I met during jury duty and I have a couple dating questions. I like to think I'm nice but I'm not flirtatious or otherwise outgoing. I think I'll come across as uninterested on the date (and I'm afraid that I already have in our previous contact). [more inside]
posted by stuart_s at 12:00 PM PST - 21 comments

Why do soccer players seem to have such low pain tolerance? Not trying to insult the game or players, but it seems they roll around like they've been shot any time they fall. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky at 11:32 AM PST - 91 comments

What countries have great governments? You know, little corruption, little oppression, little government waste, safe streets, good education, good foreign relations etc.. No this is not a dig against [insert your government here].
posted by parallax7d at 11:13 AM PST - 54 comments

Cars and car seats: I have a 2-door 2005 Ford Focus ZX3. The baby is coming in six months. Should I plan on buying a new car? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck at 11:09 AM PST - 15 comments

How do search engines react when you change a 301 redirect? [more inside]
posted by HAMFIST at 11:05 AM PST - 2 comments

I am looking for a plugin that lets users vote (+ and -, or just +) for a post. Simple Vote seems perfect, but it doesn't look like it will be released anytime soon. Thanks.
posted by magwich at 11:01 AM PST - 3 comments

World Cup 2006... any idea what that floating stuff is in the stadium during the Sweden vs. Trinidad and Tobago match right now? They look like large out of focus white things.
posted by bobo123 at 10:21 AM PST - 8 comments

Cute girl at the office. How to ask her out? We've spoken at lunch once, but she joined only once over multiple months, and we very rarely get a chance to interact. Plus there's no opportunity for a hint of privacy to speak with her. [more inside]
posted by umlaut at 10:00 AM PST - 25 comments

Diggfilter: I see a lot of digg-like sites out there, and I'm assuming there must be some Open Source software to implement a digg-style social filtering site. What's out there and what's good?
posted by delmoi at 9:58 AM PST - 2 comments

How can I learn to tie a necktie better? [more inside]
posted by grouse at 8:52 AM PST - 18 comments

What are the best sites on the Internet that guide you to finding the best prices on a wide range of consumer items? I want to do comparison shopping, by locating the biggest selection from reputable stores (sites), compare product features, prices, possibly read reviews, but that's not a must, to get the best deals, period. In the past, I’ve used: BizRate, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com, and Froogle (Google). I know there must be more, or better sites out there, so what are they and let me know your experiences – pro & con.
posted by thebarron at 8:51 AM PST - 8 comments

I lost my camera's battery charger transformer on a trip. Can't find one anywhere cheaply. Can I use another voltage? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:31 AM PST - 11 comments

PoliticsFilter: Help me (a moderate liberal) find ways to be comfortable in a social circle dominated by apathy and ultraconservativism. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape at 7:48 AM PST - 29 comments

DVD drive problem, Specifically with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion... [more inside]
posted by Cyrano at 7:20 AM PST - 8 comments

I once saw a projection lamp that projected a scene of water as it would appear cascading down a flat pane of glass, on the ceiling. Help me find what I was looking at! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned at 7:06 AM PST - 4 comments

Is anyone familar with the Twonky Vision server, if so, is it possible to run lastfm through it and if you have done it can you tell me how you did it? [more inside]
posted by Unregistered User at 4:56 AM PST - 2 comments

My 17" Dell LCD monitor is erratically flashing on and off: possible reasons and solutions? [more inside]
posted by melissa may at 4:29 AM PST - 7 comments

I need recommendations as too which laptop i should get as a replacement for my current desktop. For a web developer, mostly coding and doing a little graphic work. [more inside]
posted by toocan at 4:09 AM PST - 15 comments

June 9
Looking for an old Apple Macintosh videogame [more inside]
posted by jonson at 11:20 PM PST - 14 comments

Tivo and Dish Network...why won't they play nicely? [more inside]
posted by legotech at 11:10 PM PST - 5 comments

Is there anything else that I can do about my gf's stolen purse? [more inside]
posted by geonags at 10:58 PM PST - 5 comments

Some time ago I remember seeing a cool cartoon online that explained legal rights in a funny and interesting way. I've googled and googled, but can't seem to uncover them. Can you help me find them? [more inside]
posted by maniactown at 10:40 PM PST - 3 comments

Help me use my wood-burning stove! [more inside]
posted by frogan at 7:57 PM PST - 7 comments

[PregnancyFilter] My pubic bone really, really hurts! [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 at 7:36 PM PST - 6 comments

What happened to "Urban Hiker" magazine in the triangle region of NC? [more inside]
posted by amtho at 7:10 PM PST - 4 comments

My daughter wants to decorate a sphere in a football pattern. How do we determine the correct side length for the pentagons and hexagons, given a sphere of diameter n?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 6:57 PM PST - 11 comments

I am a horribly controlling, manipulative, and selfish person... [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith at 6:49 PM PST - 26 comments

Please help me identify these insect (or arachnid) eggs. They appear in patches on the exterior of my house, and also in some indoor cabinets. [more inside]
posted by markmillard at 6:31 PM PST - 5 comments

help lace me up...into a corset! [more inside]
posted by fizzyliftingdrink at 5:55 PM PST - 12 comments

My boyfriend cheated on me. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:54 PM PST - 88 comments

How much physical abuse can "Wal-Mart Cops" legally dish during a detainment for suspected shoplifting? Can cops seize a car for being used in a crime when no charges are ever filed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:53 PM PST - 44 comments

Need input from Portlanders (Oregon) on city dwelling... [more inside]
posted by docpops at 5:46 PM PST - 10 comments

Working in the Sydney CBD (Australia) and wondering where I should live? [more inside]
posted by ranglin at 5:35 PM PST - 17 comments

I've got two reasons for asking this: 1) to try to get some sociological insight and 2) for my own selfish purposes. [more inside]
posted by 1fish2fish at 5:14 PM PST - 44 comments

Hitchhiking - what happened? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco at 4:57 PM PST - 45 comments

What music was popular in Lebanon in 1958? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps at 2:56 PM PST - 11 comments

LongBeachFilter: With so much drama in the LBC, I'm looking for travel plans for my son and me But i, somehow, some way Gotta find something to do with him next Wednesday [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy at 2:47 PM PST - 10 comments

I accidentally deleted, in-camera, an important and unrepeatable picture. It was written to a sony memory stick pro in a sony cybershot dsc-p150 camera. Any way to retrieve it?
posted by londongeezer at 2:42 PM PST - 11 comments

Should I get another credit card? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche at 2:41 PM PST - 15 comments

Courier Service in Springfield, IL? Or really, a sort of personal errand? I'm in Slovenia. I need an apostille for a certified birth certificate here by Friday the 23rd. [more inside]
posted by cactus at 2:37 PM PST - 1 comments

Over and over again I am being told I need to distinguish between the important vs. the urgent. But nobody gives you any specific strategies on just how to go about doing that. In the morning everything looks urgent and everything looks important. I'm being told that tasks like: Balance the checkbook - Change the oil - Return the overdue library book - Making collection calls, etc. are all unimportant tasks and should be pushed aside for the Important tasks, like: Researching that new business idea, developing my subordinates, personal development. Yet when ever I spend time with the important tasks, the unimportant task terrorize my mental energy and sap any enthusiasm I have for engaging in important tasks. I often give to the impulse to get at some urgent but not important tasks and piss away another day. Only to get up and repeat the process the very next day. I'd be interested in hearing about strategies, systems or products that you use to break yourself out of this loop.
posted by garyfugere at 2:29 PM PST - 13 comments

Guys: Please name for me your favorite brand of skivvies. [more inside]
posted by o2b at 2:24 PM PST - 33 comments

Comparing regions for asthma sufferers? [more inside]
posted by toastchee at 2:23 PM PST - 9 comments

can anyone identify the last kiss teaser (zach braff) music, thanks, yall rock
posted by kewlio at 2:22 PM PST - 7 comments

Two coworkers of mine just had their personal laptops stolen. They were both locked using Kensington-type cable locks. Whose gonna pay for this? [more inside]
posted by istewart at 2:15 PM PST - 8 comments

For the past ~3-4 years, I've been a caretaker for a seventy-seven-year-old (hellishly irritable) diabetic and his invalid wife. Despite some friction when I first arrived, I've grown to love them - especially the old man - almost as much as if they were my own parents. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor at 2:09 PM PST - 18 comments

What are some good (preferably free) web sites that offer tracking for stocks, bonds, mutual funds etc. and don’t require you to have investments with them (like a brokerage firm).
posted by jabo at 12:56 PM PST - 10 comments

I was interested in how I could find information about a crime that supposedly occurred in London or Cambridge in 1993. [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:53 PM PST - 9 comments

Is it viable to use OS X on non Apple hardware for daily, full use? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit at 12:44 PM PST - 8 comments

How can I create a link to a folder in TiddlyWiki and Mac OSX? [more inside]
posted by cahlers at 12:34 PM PST - 8 comments

On a Mac G4 system, OSX Tiger, how do I stop my external firewire drives from going to sleep whenever I step away from the machine for more than a 5 minutes? [more inside]
posted by StarForce5 at 12:29 PM PST - 5 comments

Help me with a German accent. [more inside]
posted by EarBucket at 12:24 PM PST - 17 comments

How well does a Mac Mini, running Windows XP (under Boot Camp or similar) handle ASIO / VST? [more inside]
posted by Dub at 12:24 PM PST - 2 comments

I will be visiting Boston and than (somewhat) extended New England for a couple of weeks. I want to see the city, and I want to see some nature. Help me with some suggestions for my trip! [more inside]
posted by blindcarboncopy at 12:18 PM PST - 18 comments

Excel Filter: Concatenating fields through VLOOKUP. Is it possible? What I'm trying to accomplish inside... [