In the lead-up to Y2K, there were many "we're all screwed" documentary-style programs on basic cable in the US. There was one in particular that was so out of whack with reality that its predictions were more like a fever dream than anything else. One scene involved kitchen appliances rising up and attacking a woman. I'm trying to figure out what show that was. [more inside]
Is this possible: windows 2012 server with multiple (3-4) users working through remote desktops and running concurrent MATLAB sessions under a single license. [more inside]
I need help identifying a band that played Iceland Airwaves in 2012. Bonus question within. [more inside]
There is a good chance that I will be the owner of a new car sometime soon (like the next few months or so). Looking for a good balance between fuel efficiency and inexpensive to repair (something I have not really thought about until recently, regrettably). You are not a car expert, likely, but what would you advise from what you know? Details, including what this car replaces, inside. [more inside]
Hi AskMefi. Did my taxes as I always do withTurbotax Deluxe. They came out higher than I expected. I'm considering getting a professional to see if I'm making errors but wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience where they found that turbotax left them with unaccounted or unexpected payments. Any experiences like this? Thanks.
Help my girlfriend get through apocalypse anxiety? [more inside]
What are some of the light-hearted, bizarre news stories of the past twelve months? For a Christmas quiz, I'm trying to get something for each month. September, there was the woman who painted over Jesus. For this month, Darwin the Ikea monkey. But I'm stuck on some of the other months. [more inside]
Looking to make a video time capsule with my friends. What questions should I ask, what should we put in it. [more inside]
Help me dress like the end of the world! [more inside]
What happens to people locked up for weed in a post legalization state? Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington state both seem to have a decent possibility of passing, and would make the posession and consumption of marijuana legal for adults. What would happent to people jailed in either state for possession or distribution of marijuana if either of these pass? [more inside]
LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
What if there's a natural disaster on election day? Are there state and/or federal contingencies?
Beach reading. 2012 edition. Difficulty - Must be available for purchase for Kindle in Australia. [more inside]
What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
What am I missing?-filter: I feel like I have a lot of the pieces of this notion that companies are holding onto enormous cash reserves and waiting to see how the election shakes out, but I can't quite put it all together. [more inside]
Looking for live commentary on the 2012 presidential debate because I don't know much about politics. Suggestions?
The presidential and vice presidential debates are coming up quick, with the first one on tomorrow, Wednesday 10/3. What are the best debate bingo cards and drinking games you've seen this season?
Does Romney want to remove deductions for 401k to help pay for his 20% "across the board" tax cut? [more inside]
I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
Where can I find the best online American political commentary and analysis right now? Looking for bloggers, columnists, reporters, websites. [more inside]
Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
Does anyone know the intro music to this Radiohead concert? There are 3 tracks before Radiohead takes to the stage, and I was wondering who it was. Thanks.
I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
What cultural fads and crazes have hit the big time in 2012? In other words, what are the ZUMBA, Atkins diet and Crocs shoes of today? [more inside]
Question about French election 2012 slogan: Prendre le pouvoir! (Hollande) Does it mean We can take it? Or Take it, we can! ???
I keep reading rumors of Ron Paul supporters sneaking their delegates into state conventions. How plausible is it that Ron Paul can get the nomination with this strategy? And if it can't get the nomination, what can he do with all the extra delegates?
Ready? Top two things my wife and I can do in Chicago tomorrow...GO! [more inside]
A colleague's girlfriend, who teaches in an 11-18 school, recently had one of her pupils stop doing work because of an (apparently) strongly-held belief that the world is coming to an end in 2012 with the finish of the Mayan calendar. I've seen a couple of anecdotal tweets about this occurring elsewhere too. I guess Rapture fever might be a more common occurrence in parts of the US, but this was in leafy west London. So, teachers of the green, is this a Thing?
3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
Going to New Orleans in January for business. Looking for some suggestions [more inside]
I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
Toyota Yaris 2012 or an alternative compact bubble car? [more inside]
My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
Is there live internet streaming coverage of tonight's CNBC GOP debate? I can't seem to find the link. Thanks!
Can I really make a killing renting out my flat during London 2012? Since I didn't get tickets, I'm thinking about my Plan B, which is getting the hell outta dodge for the summer. [more inside]
Give me your brain dump on attending the London 2012 Olympics. [more inside]
It seems like throughout my life, people have been worried about various prophesied end-times. After 2012 comes and goes, what end-of-the-world scenario are the popular media going to latch onto next?
Is there any scientific evidence to support the existence of psychic phenomenon? [more inside]