I must have not been paying attention in high school economics class. (Or else I probably fell asleep after watching too many episodes of Economics USA.) Why is free trade a good thing? [more inside]
I work in China providing consulting for companies wishing to export from here. One of my customers, a Brazilian battery company, wishes to purchase an order for a cheap electronic product to be given as a free gift to its customers in order to promote the batteries. Price range: 50 - 70 cents. Order quantity: approx. 50,000. So, what's the COOLEST and MOST UNUSUAL thing the hivemind can think of? [more inside]
Is there a program (preferably free) that would allow me to shrink a ton of JPEG pictures at once? [more inside]
Looking to take my laptop and work inside a park somewhere in Manhattan. Ideally, should be inside the park, but anything right next to it works too. Since those are the closest to me, any locations in Thompson or Union Square parks will be the best. Thanks!
I would like your favorite recipes for smoothies that do not contain any animal products or gluten! I am looking for things of the organic/healthy variety (I am very interested in adding various powders/oils/whatever), but almost equally as important is that they be yummy (so, also very interested in adding delicious ingredients I may not have thought of)! Thanks!
Did transit workers let people ride for free on September 11th, 2001 in NYC? [more inside]
Another alcohol treatment question in Southern California. [more inside]
Can you recommend some free (or very, very cheap) puzzle/trippy/adventure-type games for a non-Intel Mac running OSX 10.4.11?
Are there any free programs that support viewing COLLADA splines? [more inside]
What are the very best free Web-based resources for learning foreign languages? Details inside. [more inside]
What is the best email provider for security and privacy? Requirements and more info inside. [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
musicfilter: What are the best songs released under a creative commons license? [more inside]
Thanks to the recent iTunes update, my Outlook 2007 calendar is riddled with duplicates. Both the free apps I know about haven't worked properly and I'm loath to pay money for such a simple application. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
Can you recommend sources for downloadable instrumental music that is free and legally can be used for commercial on-the-air use? [more inside]
Using Wikipedia content and photos in an iPhone application. How to proceed? [more inside]
Help me get myself down to 5-10 essential fonts I can put on my Ubuntu machine for free. [more inside]
Is there a (preferably free) iPod Touch/iPhone app that I can use to track how I spend every hour of my day? I already use ToDo, Simplenote, and iCal. [more inside]
Where can I find more opportunities for competitive scholarships to participate in great learning experiences if I am no longer a graduate student or an academic? [more inside]
I'll soon be working on a no-budget video project, and I need to secure a variety of different types of music to go with the video. Where are the best places to find royalty-free music online? [more inside]
I would like to make a baby magazine that is the safest and least toxic for babies. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Where in New York / Brooklyn could I host an impromptu, somewhat nerdy gathering this weekend -- for free? [more inside]
I am looking for a downloadable game, something like evony, but not browser based. [more inside]
If you had $200 to help a child, what's the best way to spend that money? [more inside]
If You've Got or Remember "Free Enterprise" (1998), Help Me Figure Out This Impression/Accent/Reference
Free Enterprise (1998): Robert: "She's a hot little spicy salsa number." 15 minutes, 13 seconds into the film. Who is he doing an impression of? If not a particular person, what archetype or accent?
What is your favorite free html/css gui editor? [more inside]
Designing a website for a client, they want a little mini blog on the sidebar of the home page. What free PHP blogging software do you recommend? [more inside]
What is the best free blogging site? [more inside]
How legitimate are the offers of free land from Western towns? Has anyone taken up one of these offers (or do you know someone who has)? [more inside]
I want to do some chin ups and other random exercises outside in New York City... [more inside]
A short while ago I saw an ad on Toronto subways, probably put up by the city, about a program where they come into your apartment and remove an unwanted fridge. I visited the site for it but didn't bookmark it and now I can't find it and have an extra fridge in my living room. It is not this site, but was one where you fill in a form and submit and they set up an appt to come by. Anyone know the site?
What is the absolute cheapest way to get Windows 7? [more inside]
Baltimore filter: What do you know about the free shuttles in Baltimore? [more inside]
What sources exist for good cheap learning literature? I'm thinking of things like AMSOIL's oil case studies and the Chelsea Milling/Jiffy Mix recipe book. Preferably non-digital, and any language is okay. [more inside]
Hi. I'm looking to take some free online classes during my free time. Are there websites that have teachers, forums and others taking classes as well? I'm completely new to this and am just asking out loud. [more inside]
Where can I find old bleachers in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Any experience / suggestions / pearls of wisdom / recommendations for free Subversion hosting? TIA, no more inside.
What's the best free or open source software (for Windows XP) which will scan multiple pages in a row and output a PDF with zero fuss? [more inside]
How widespread is free, open WiFi in Japan (Tokyo especially)? [more inside]
Can someone tell me the minimum safe level of casein and lactose found in "casein free" &/ or "lactose free" foods that would not trigger an allergic reaction. (In ppm.) i.e. the lowest safe level allowed if you were trying to produce such a food product. (It will be for ghee, which has the milk solids removed, but residual trace amounts could potentially remain.) In striving to get it as low as possible, what would be an acceptable level to not trigger allergic response? [more inside]
What are some great newsletters? [more inside]
Automatic language translators: which is the best, for now? What efforts are underway to improve them? How much progress have we seen, on what sort of time scale? My interest pertains to Latin script languages, but I'm curious about the matter generally.
I'm in the UK and want to download a free app that is only available through the US iTunes/App Store. I have memberships of both the UK and US iTunes stores, but unfortunately the credit card on my US account has expired. When it comes to the point at which I download the app (on either the computer or the phone) it asks for an updated credit card. If I could convince someone to "lend" me their iTunes login details for a short while, even if there was no money on their card, would this work? Anyone tried this or willing to help?
Restaurant recommendation for Minneapolis. Must have easy access for someone driving from downtown St. Paul and a menu friendly to a gluten-free, high protein diet. I'm thinking something on Washington Ave? Steakhouse?
A new version of MP3.com? [more inside]
Where can I source good quality music (not cheesy synth) for free that I can use commercially? Is there such a thing? [more inside]
I need a free online newspaper article clipping service that will let me view images of actual print articles, front page headline stories. Sort of a free Burrell's. Newseum sort of helps, but I need to search for articles throughout 2009. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Didn't Google used to have something like this?
Can someone point me in the direction of a free Mac program that will run in the background, automatically taking screenshots at a set interval?
Need one-time transfer of some large video files (50 - 300 MB) from China to the US. Recommendation for free file transfer sites?
Is there such thing as an easy, wheat-free pizza crust recipe? [more inside]