Are certain implications of religious freedom at odds with the principle of equality before the law for everyone?
Recently I entered a discussion about the following scenario: If a college student at a state university says they can't take a test on Friday, because of their religious beliefs, should their professor be required to honor that and reschedule the test for that student? I am talking about some sort of a formal requirement, as opposed to the professor being an accommodating sport. Read below for details. [more inside]
Looking for some help in locating music. Friends of mine have created a short film for a contest and are looking for some royalty-free film music to complement the piece. Does anyone know of an extensive library of downloadable royalty-free soundtrack work from perhaps the 40s, 50s and 60s? We only have ten short days to complete the film, that is why we are seeking pre-recorded existing music. A lot of those music sites charge absurd rates for royalty-free tracks. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Where can I find free breast cancer screening in NJ? [more inside]
Asking for a friend -- haven't found a recent post that quite addresses this: Is it possible to download audiobooks (mp3) from a public library using Overdrive onto an iPod touch? Or will the iPod touch only accept audiobooks from iTunes or Audible? [more inside]
What are the best free websites and software for adults to use when trying to learn foreign languages? [more inside]
What are the best free online courses to learn computer programming and technology? [more inside]
Recommend some free e-books for Kindle? [more inside]
I'm looking for free versions of paid products offered to students (or just in general). Examples of what I'm looking for:
- Github offers two years free to students upon request of their micro plan.
- Amazon Prime is free for students for a trial period
When I had the first generation Kindle I had an e-book that was basically an index of free e-books that were in the public domain, and the title of each book was actually a hyper-link that would let you download a copy of said book right to the home screen of the Kindle. Does anyone know where I could get another copy of that book? [more inside]
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free program. [more inside]
Looking for recipes that are low to very low calorie, filling and full of volume, made with whole foods and whole ingredients, gluten and grain free, and lower carb if possible. Thank you so much! I love really spicy stuff too.
Asking for a colleague: "Back in October 2008, I found a free online app that uploaded data from Excel and produced (very pretty) charts and graphs. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of the website, and I’m having trouble tracking it down again. Most of the free graphing apps I’ve found online today require that you manually input the data; I’m looking for something that will more easily upload a set of data from Excel."
Lazyweb: Have there been any studies of traffic accident rates after passage of the hands-free laws in so many municipalities in the USA? [more inside]
I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
San Francisco - your recommendations for public study spots with WiFi please! [more inside]
[recipe hunter for sugar free and splenda free sweets]: in search of recipes that are fun desserts but which contain no processed sugar or "artificial sweetners." [more inside]
Is the twenty dollar sandwich a myth? We are headed to THEHotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and I'm wondering if it is worthwhile trying this trick. [more inside]
How can I re-download the Pages application that I've already paid for? (Mac) [more inside]
Free or nearly-free ways to make our home pleasant? [more inside]
Is there a way I can watch a full Dodgers game online for free? [more inside]
I don't know much about music and I don't have a large music vocabulary - once you get past "bassline" I am reduced to saying things like "It was very squeaky yet melodic somehow, you know?" I would like some sources for critical writing about more complicated modern music. [more inside]
I'm toying with an idea for a blog. On this blog, I would write short fiction entries in which a specific product, manufactured by a very well-known brand, would be exposed in every entry as particularly loathsome and subsequently disposed of or even destroyed. [more inside]
Public domain book club books? [more inside]
Have you read or can you point me to any interesting articles about what will be the future of media like films/software/books given the way they are all being distributed online via torrent sites & the like. Will copyright go away or what? I am looking for INTERESTING theoretical speculations, not some person just saying the letter of the current law will be enforced or the usual doomsday-talk.
Can I use google voice to make calls on my iPhone without a sim card? I have an iPhone and it's connected to wi-fi, and I want to use google voice to make/receive calls from my iPhone. I figured they're must be a way to do this by now, but google failed me.
How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget. Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
How can I make calls on my android without using up my minutes, via sipdroid and/or google voice? [more inside]
I looking for a reliable and free way to schedule facebook updates. I have used laterbro, hootsuite and socialsafe. All have issues. I post about 12-20 times a day and they frequently stop sending the updates at some point. The best solution would be web based. I would also like to find a free web based email scheduler as well. What have you, hive?
Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
What might you recommend I give away at a Farm Bill protest? [more inside]
I have four free days to do anything. What would you do to maximize the awesomeness? [more inside]
Where can I find a ghost writer for a fiction(novel)? [more inside]
Is there any problem in filing my federal tax returns twice? [more inside]
I'm looking for entertaining, free or inexpensive audiobooks or podcasts that can be easily downloaded from an iPhone. [more inside]
I want to do web design work for free. Where should I be looking for collaborators/clients? [more inside]
What is up with the grittiness in rice flour and how do I make it go away? [more inside]
Where can I get a big stack of newspapers for free/cheap? Or other garden mulch substrate. [more inside]
Has anyone used quizzle for free credit score and report? Are there any catches? [more inside]
I would like to start a simple blog/website using WordPress, but ideally I don't want to pay for a domain. What are some free domains I can use? Preferably ad-free, preferably unlimited upload, but I know beggars can't be choosers.
Does anyone know where to get FREE Red Cross CPR certification in NYC/NY metro area? [more inside]
Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
Please recommend some sources where I can download classical music. [more inside]
So, I've won tickets to Brandon Flower's show at the Riveria in Chicago, IL next week. Problem is, I'll be gone. I want to give my tickets to my friends who are big fans, but my name is on the will call and not in physical tickets. I'm wondering if they can go without me. [more inside]
I have a Sony Pocket Reader. My favorite thing about the internet is free stuff. My library checks out audio books to download and e-books for your computer but not devices. (fdr) if that means anything. I see free books for kindle on amazon. Will they work on my sony? The 100 year old books on Gutenberg work but I see getting old fast. I see NYC public library for $100/year. --tl;dr Help my find good stuff for my Pocket reader
Since Googs 411 shut down I am looking for a replacement. Any Ideas from the hive? I am looking for free directory assistance that I can use with my cell phone.
Help me send out a resume out today. [more inside]
Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh) when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
Invited to an old friend's wedding, but not as a guest. I'm feeling guilty about how I'm feeling... Am I right to feel this way? [more inside]