I just gave all of my personal electronics an (accidental) bath. Are they all ruined? [more inside]
We are scheduled to move into a significantly renovated unit in less than a week; not one renovation has actually been done. What can we do? [more inside]
Just lost my job yesterday. On the one hand I'm shitting because, now what? But on the other hand WHEE!! I don't have to deal with that anymore. I found that turning the volume way up for Reckoner, recommended by queseyo earlier, is working well to push down the bubbles of panic. I'll have to deal at some point, but what else can I listen to to carry this, I dont give a fuck right now, vibe?
I am making a birthday cake to serve to a bunch of kids, and I just did the first stage of the frosting recipe: I melted 125 grams of chocolate with 75 grams of unsalted butter. Then I realized the next step involves raw eggs, which I'd rather not use in a recipe for young children. (Especially because it will probably sit out for a while before serving.) But I hate to waste the chocolate and butter. Without using raw eggs, what can I do to transform this melted butter/chocolate mixture into a delicious chocolate frosting? [more inside]
Lacking money but possessing skills, I'd really like to pitch in, and Illinois isn't too far away. How can I volunteer labor and time? [more inside]
How to create a comprehensive and effective emergency plan? (NYC Edition) [more inside]
Please help me fix my cake disaster. [more inside]
"You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders. You must fiddle with system reg in the dark now. Please hold while we wipe your computer clean. Thank you and have a nice day."
Windows 7: "You have been logged on to a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and folders ..." Whoa. An empty slate. But I reboot and my old profile is suddenly back up and running. So, what just happened there? What can I do to make sure this doesn't happen again? Several related questions inside. [more inside]
What if there's a natural disaster on election day? Are there state and/or federal contingencies?
Best way to store contacts online for a headcount during a natural disaster? [more inside]
I'm in the USA. How can I watch the House of Commons debate the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster which is scheduled to begin at 2PM EST, 1900 BST today? [more inside]
I just reformatted a disk using Disk Utility - Mac OS X 10.5.8. I chose the wrong disk. Is there any way to undo it? [more inside]
DisasterFilter - What steps can I take to ensure my pets survival in the case where a disaster strikes and I can't get home? [more inside]
Are there any emergency crisis intervention/mental health services for a citizen of Japan with mental health issues whose family has been missing since the earthquake? [more inside]
I'd like to send aid to Japan, but I'm not sure where to donate. Suggestions? Thanks! [more inside]
Japan has suffered an unprecedented disaster. I have no job, no money, no insurance, no college degree. Is there any way I can volunteer to go and help rebuild, in any way? Some organization that will send me?
Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
[DinnerEmergencyFilter] Accidentally cooked two pork chops for 60 min rather than 30 min - chops are tough and sad looking. How to salvage for dinner guest arriving in 30 minutes?
Chops were baked for 60 min (should have been 30) at 350 degrees, smothered in green apples and a thin caramel sauce of butter, brown sugar, and salt. Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm a sad bird.
[HomemadeCandyFilter] We made Chocolate-Almond Buttercrunch Toffee according to this recipe. The toffee part is great; the chocolate part appears to be a train wreck. [more inside]
How best to help out on the ground in Samoa after tsunami? [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I am trying to remember the name of a tornado special that aired, I think, on HBO several years ago. [more inside]
HousingFilter: Given the incentives to buy a house this year, we're seriously considering buying something in the low $200s this year. Given that we live in Portland, most available properties in that range are townhome/condo/rowhouse style homes. Would anyone care to provide me with a scholarly or trade-related projection how these sorts of homes will be viewed in 15 years? [more inside]