[Asking for a friend]: There is some sci-fi book I read at some point which I think was famous enough to be known by lots of folks in which the term "to scree" or "to skry" (or something very similar) was used to see the contents of people's minds (?) or the future (?). Help. Whats the actual term? And, what is the book and or series and or author?
What command line tool should I be looking at for this slightly-intelligent batch image processing task? [more inside]
Is this a termite or not? Should I freak out or not? [more inside]
What are these bugs I found while cleaning off a very messy desk? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this plant/weed (found in New England)? [more inside]
Spider identification! Warning: not safe for arachnophobes! Please tell me what kind of spiders these are. [more inside]
I just saw a very odd aircraft -- a twin-engine passenger jet with an odd protrusion from the top front, taking off from Phoenix Sky Harbor. Any idea what it might be? [more inside]
Please help me identify a couple of classical songs. [more inside]
Can you help me figure out what this "Chalet" brand key is for? Googling leads only to beautiful homes in the mountains and I know it's not to one of those. [more inside]
Quick music ID question: What is the original hip hop track that this beat is from? Also for bonus points, what's the sample from originally?
Plant Identification Filter: All sources say "elephant ear plant", but we're not entirely sure that's it. [more inside]
Help me identify the poem by Adrienne Rich to which the title of Ghazal on Half a Line by Adrienne Rich, by Marilyn Hacker, refers?
What is this font that I'm seeing EVERYWHERE??? [more inside]
Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this font? From the documentary on Henry Darger, "In the Realms of the Unreal." [more inside]
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back! I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me. I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
Can you help me identify what foreign dignitary, or royal family member with loads of secret service detail, I saw at Target today? [more inside]
Please help me identify a vintage perfume. [more inside]
I want to both put on false eyelashes AND rock out. [more inside]
Trying to identify a sci-fi short story where I only remember the ending… [more inside]
What is the song I've heard with lyric "Dylan is my inspiration", and repeating the word "Dylan"? [more inside]
Soul song ID needed! [more inside]
I'm cleaning out my storage, and wanted to find out whether two objects are worth keeping / selling: A nautical insurance policy from Sept. 21, 1802 (front, back), and a B&W photograph, on a 14"x20" piece of Kodak paper, of Mt. Saint Helens erupting, photographer unknown (photo). More details inside. [more inside]
Can you help me identify these little flies? [more inside]
Can you identify this bird? [more inside]
Help me identify this movie I saw in the early 90's on TV (possibly a premium channel) that involves all kinds of weird things! What little I know ... [more inside]
What was this home-made drink I drank in the 90s? It was made from dissolving a powdery orange 'rock'! [more inside]
What is the song at 7.34 in this radio play? (Apologies if you can't listen to it outside the UK...)
What is the name of this painting of Death and some horsemen?? [more inside]
Identify this dead bird, please! It is a wee, greenish-yellow little thing that we assumed was a female goldfinch, but on closer inspection, maybe isn't? [more inside]
What is this succulent plant? [more inside]
Can you identify the font in this logo? I'm totally stuck, and would really appreciate the help. [more inside]
Need help identifying caterpillar. [more inside]