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Why would you write this in Perl?

Can you explain to me a block of Perl? The tricky part is the last line, which is just a variable sitting on its own - no operation, no control structure, nothing. [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Sep 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Beanplating Buddhism

Can you explain to me (or point to resources that explain to me) a couple of apparent metacontradictions in Buddhism? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jun 3, 2010 - 28 answers

And the dreams go on and on and on

I have telescopic dreams once in a while - dreaming something only to realise that I'm dreaming, "wake up" in another dream, then sometimes switching back to the first dream or "waking up" to another dream entirely. They freak me out quite a bit as I'm never quite sure if or when I'm really awake. Why do these dreams happen? Is anything the matter? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Confused about relationship and need advice...please.

My heart says stay, my head says go - should I break up with him, yes or no? Please help... [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Mar 16, 2010 - 59 answers

How can I fix my left-right confusion?

How can I fix my left-right confusion? [more inside]
posted by dogcat on Feb 13, 2010 - 39 answers

You're probably wondering why I'm here, and so am I... so am I.

I'm very close to walking out on both of my shitty jobs. What the hell can, and should I do with myself? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Credit cards 101

How and where to apply for a credit card? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Jan 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Hi, I'm anonymous. Wanna make time?

How do I deal with my recently redeveloped confidence? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Is something wrong with my brain??

Something odd happened to me cognitively last night. Have you experienced anything similar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Can a cold cause confusion?

Can allergies or a cold cause confusion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Follow the yellow brick road!

I need to find the most affordable flight from south Georgia to California. I seem to have too many variables though. How do I find the best flight from multiple possible departure airports to multiple possible arrival airports? Throw flexible dates in there as well just for fun. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Oct 28, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm in love with a girl 3000 miles away, what do I do?

I'm in love with a girl 3000 miles away, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by weh546 on Jul 20, 2009 - 37 answers

She keeps tugging at le heart, what should I do?

She just keeps tugging at my heart. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2009 - 40 answers

Adolescent dives headfirst into immigration laws with poor swimming instruction and shoddy navigational skills

Help a bewildered high schooler understand immigration legislation, the current political climate and key issues surrounding the debate. [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Jun 18, 2009 - 7 answers

You can show it but not say it?

NSFW question about adult films... [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 21, 2009 - 7 answers

My head hertz.

More rental car insurance confusion. I live in NYC so have no car/no insurance. I can't tell if I need to buy what the rental car company is selling. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on May 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Why can't I quit her? My head says NO but my heart says GO. please HELP!

Why can't I quit her? My head says NO but my heart says GO. please HELP! [more inside]
posted by anonymous35 on Apr 30, 2009 - 35 answers

I seem to have stepped on some people's toes pretty hard-- how do I fix this?

I seem to have stepped on some people's toes pretty hard-- how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 17 answers

The accidental minister's wife

My husband, who has been agnostic since we met and hasn't attended church in years, has rather suddenly decided to pursue a career in the ministry. I don't know what to do or who to talk to about my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 32 answers


Question: where can I find a valid coupon/discount code for a Dell XPS 730x. I've heard there's some out there for 20-25% off, but I can't seem to find anything online that's working. Failing that, how much of a difference is it really if I just build a really sweet XPS 630? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

What chemicals in the brain are responsible for a sense of mental clarity?

What chemicals in the brain are responsible for a sense of mental clarity? More inside about why I'm interested... [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on Feb 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Help! My undergrad years were mediocre! What should I do?

How did you deal with a crappy undergraduate degree and accompanying unhappiness? Were you able to somehow get into a good education afterwords? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 24 answers

No, the other left!

Need to overcome problems with opposites like right/left, before/after, above/below. [more inside]
posted by Listener on Jan 15, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I keep my head straight about a girl?

How do I keep my head straight about a girl, while being the rebound, even though I am really interested in her? Very confused. [more inside]
posted by weh546 on Jan 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Please help me interpret this encounter

Something weird happened and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to do anything. Please help me interpret this encounter. [more inside]
posted by tracert on Nov 16, 2008 - 34 answers

What to expect: filing for separation in North Carolina?

Here we go again. It looks like we're getting separated. In North Carolina. Short-term marriage, no joint property, no kids. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm trapped in a surname factory and I can't get out!

My subcontinental Indian co-workers and vendors keep using my surname as my first name when corresponding with me in e-mail. Why? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Oct 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Being friends with friends of my partner's ex?

Posted a question here about my situation as it stood about 9 months ago and got some good feedback. My question now relates in some way to my previous question and how the situation has evolved. [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Sep 8, 2008 - 12 answers

What did I do? Or, what did I not do?

How can I gain a friend's trust? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on May 28, 2008 - 46 answers

She likes me, I like her... Why can't it be so simple?

What exactly did I do wrong with this girl, and what can I do to rectify it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2008 - 55 answers

Axe Me!

Which semi-acoustic guitar should I buy? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 26, 2008 - 6 answers

How can this pilgrim acquire faith?

Please help this petty agnostic acquire faith in a higher power. [more inside]
posted by mr_book on Feb 10, 2008 - 71 answers

What's the deal with Habitat?

I don't understand Habitat for Humanity. Perhaps you do? [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Jan 30, 2008 - 50 answers

Wyh can't I produce coherent speech any more?

Why do I seem to be increasingly mixing up my words/letters in writing and speech? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jan 12, 2008 - 29 answers

Thanks, Pocky.

Okay. I just finished this box of Pocky and there was this little prize in the box. I ate it. What the hell was it? [more inside]
posted by simonemarie on Nov 16, 2007 - 21 answers

Getting The Cold Shoulder For No Apparent Reason

This girl is messing with my head, need assistance from women. [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Sep 20, 2007 - 42 answers

What the Â???

Why does this character --- Â --- randomly and occasionally rear its ugly head on my Wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch on Sep 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Who to see and how to explain a strange turn in health?

In recent months, I think I have experienced a significant decline in my health and I am not sure what to do. I have been exhausted hardly able to stand up straight, my tremors have become excessive, my legs even shake now and sometimes I worry about falling over, more and more I forget the simplest of words (e.g., "shirt"), and I feel befuddled and slow. I have seen a neurologist . . . [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 - 14 answers

How to mentally and emotionally re-break up with someone?

Loved him, resented him, detached from him, hated him, but I'm back to loving him: How to re-ex someone you loved, lost, and loved again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Med school? Grad school? Or should I be like William Carlos Williams?

Should I go to medical school? Or go to grad school in English? Help! [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Apr 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Quarter-Life Crisis Filter

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I have a low-commitment, entry-level job straight out of college. I'm looking for a better job, but I'm really unsure about what I want to do with my life.. There is, of course, much [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 4, 2006 - 15 answers

How do you know what to do during sex?

How do you know what to do during sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2006 - 20 answers

I want it all?

What do i do about bad sex? And confusion about my sexuality? This is really scary for me. And, frankly, getting pretty boring. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2006 - 27 answers

This is frustrating.

This is a question about digital photography, magazine publishing, and confusing requests. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 9, 2006 - 19 answers

Should I tell My GF about New Girl X?

My life was peachy with my girl of 8 years until Miss X showed up. Now I find myself questioning things. I want to maintain both relationships but I can't see how. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Aug 20, 2006 - 29 answers

How to date two women at once?

How do I date more than one person at a time? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Aug 9, 2006 - 23 answers

How do I change and jumpstart my life?

I'm 23 years old and stationed in Japan with the military. Over the past 2 years, I've slowly gotten lazy and started leading a lethargic lifestyle. I'm starting to become overweight and generally unhappy with my life. I can see it happening but with no will power, how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by jimdanger on Jul 9, 2006 - 17 answers

All my ideas for titles are really crass.

I think I might be a transsexual. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2006 - 31 answers

What is dating and how does it work?

As suggested here: What is "dating", and how does it work? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Dec 7, 2005 - 48 answers

Hear me say it here!

"Hear hear" or "here here"? What's the correct way to express this exclamation in writing?
posted by WolfDaddy on Nov 1, 2005 - 16 answers

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