Say I want to make my name ring out through the ages. What is the best way, for a few grand or so, to make sure that I am remembered for as long as possible? Going for great achievements seems ambitious and too much work, and I am not interested in being known for great crimes. I am thinking more along the lines of the old statues-in-the-desert angle. Any ideas?
I'm concerned about the deterioration of my memory and language skills over the past few years. [more inside]
Help me rejuvenate my mind! Are the Posit Science or Brain Fit programs of any real use to a (maybe below par) 50 year old? Are there any other worthwhile books or exercises to help sharpen up my memory, attentiveness, concentration and aliveness? [more inside]
AskMeFi inspired question. Yesterday someone wrote a thread on hearing auditory hallucinations while falling asleep. This got me thinking about dreams and I wonder if people get the same mysterious phenomenon that I do. [more inside]
Is there any validity or reliability to using hypnosis to explore forgotten memories? Also, recommendations for therapists in the Seattle area or what to look for in a therapist? [more inside]
Help me figure out the name of the brand of canned butter my mother loved as a child growing up in Taiwan. [more inside]
We're buying a new laptop for my wife tomorrow to replace her aging desktop. The only thing she'll use it for is to digitally scrapbook. The only program she'll use really is Photoshop CS2. Is it worth it to pay the extra to get a laptop with a real graphics card or will things work just as well with an motherboard solution such as the Intel 950 that uses your RAM to fuel it? Right now we're leaning towards the HP dv9207us. We'd like to know if it's overkill or with one of the 700$ specials you always see with motherboard built-in graphics work just as well? Help?
Bad memory makes me feel stupid. [more inside]
I want to learn how to learn more effectively and efficiently. What steps should I take to maximize my ability to master skills and retain information?
What do you call co-opting other people's memories, accounts, and stories for your own memories in a deja vu-like moment? [more inside]
What's best chip & memory bang for my buck? For my upcoming laptop purchase, any reason to upgrade the configuration from an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz 2M L2 Cache to something speedier like the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz 4M L2 Cache ($140 upgrade at Dell)? Is there a noticable difference? And, what's the ideal amount of memory? 2.0GB DDR2 SDRAM ($195 upgrade from 1GB at Dell)?... I'm inclined to skip the chip upgrade and get the extra RAM. Do you agree? What sort of use would necessitate the faster chip...gaming? No hi-graphics games for me. I just like my apps and my Web pages to load fast and tolerate multiples open simultaneously. And I'm not all that interested in a Vista upgrade...
Why can't I find the second RAM slot in my laptop? [more inside]
Do I have an abnormally acute visual memory? Or can a lot of people do this? [more inside]
100 multiplication problems in 5 minutes. Our 9yo needs help in speeding up his answers. [more inside]
How do I improve my memory for numbers? [more inside]
For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
Why can't I format my SD card? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a movie that has a plot very similar to Bourne Identity but with a woman in the leading role. [more inside]
I'm an irresponsible guy with a really horrible memory dating a very responsible girl, and I keep fucking things up between us by forgetting things, screwing up schedules and things like that. It's not just things like the date we started going out, her birthday, or whatever (this sort of info is on my calendar just not in my head). It's things like the time we're going to meet, or where she's going to be at a specific time. I've always been so bad with dates and times and schedules that if I don't have absolutely everything written down then SOMETHING will be completely forgotten. I write down when dates are going to be, I copy her class and work schedules into my calendar, all that sort of thing, but I fuck some things up and it really upsets her. [more inside]
I just logged into a university library account by typing a 10 digit number. I have no clue what the number actually is, but I know exactly what to punch in. Similarly, I don't really know my pin code, I only know the shape it makes when I type it in, and the same goes for photocopy codes and frequently dialled phone numbers. What's this called? In music it's referred to as "finger memory", but this seems to be music specific. My guess was "kinetic memory", but that seems to be something else entirely.
Is there anyway I can basically turn a memory stick into an SD Card? [more inside]
What is the best software out there for making, printing and managing large numbers of flash cards? [more inside]
A question about memory allocation in C. Yes, I have to use C. There's [more inside]
Can't remember title of an autobiographical book about a woman who lived as a man for a period of time. [more inside]
I want to upgrade my pc's memory, but I noticed 6400 is the same price as 4200, and I can use the ram to in a faster system later. Does faster ram (400mhz) 6400 underlock to (233mhz) 4200? Gskill has 2 gigs for 187 on newegg, 5-5-5-15, why my system ram is ddr2-4200 4-4-4-12.
What's causing my files to go haywire? [more inside]
"Could not read boot block". Trying to get my photos from a (Sony) Memory Stick, and apparently my Mac cannot read the disk. Disk utility reports that it can't read the boot block (input/output error), so I can neither verify or repair. What can I do?
Troubleshooting a SanDisk 2GB card, is it broken or is there another problem? [more inside]
I'm writing a program that uses lots of memory. I'd like a utility that can show me what it's using the memory for. For example, one part of the program processes an XML file, creates an object and loads a WebBrowser .NET control. I'd like to see how much memory was required to parse the XML file, how much memory my object is using, and how much memory the WebBrowser control uses. [more inside]
How to help myself remember the words and tune of a song I sang as a child? [more inside]
I have a strand of hair in my possession that I'd like to keep with me always. What's the best way to go about it? [more inside]
I've been having this error crop up for some time now and the address is usually 0x00000000, but today it popped up with a new number. What is causing this? It happens to many applications (was happening with firefox occaisionally, too). The whole text of it follows: [more inside]
Looking for a word that means "musically-induced memory." [more inside]
I'm trying to work my way through the activation process for my new RoadRunner service. The flash wizard that analyzes my computer tells me that I have only 127 MB of RAM, 1 short of the necessary 128 to continue setup. My computer disagrees with the wizard. Is it even possible that this is the case? If so, how do I get back my essential 1 MB?
Are there any games or programs similar to Brain Age for Windows or OS X-based systems? I love the concept, but I can't see myself buying a Nintendo DS to play a single title.
Digital camera memory, does brand matter for SD or CF? (looking for two different cameras) [more inside]
SpeedUpMyMacFilter: Is there any way to optimize the amount of memory I have to make my Mac run certain programs at a more acceptable speed? [more inside]
How can I trouble a system that intermittently hangs before the POST? [more inside]
Help ME win a bet with MY girlfriend. When recalling events, I often mention what direction I was facing when something happened or I said something. [more inside]
Would a memory foam mattress topper be uncomfortable if it were cut in the middle? [more inside]
How do I memorize 40 pictures and dates in three days? [more inside]
Why do some people have a difficult time remembering things such as left and right? [more inside]
I work at a national retail store full-time, and the majority of the time when I'm not working the register it's all very simple stuff like straightening and folding clothes. It only takes maybe 15%* of my focus. I need suggestions for things to think about, mental games, and methods of mental improvement to take up the other 85%. [more inside]
What's the difference between all these types of laptop memory anyway? [more inside]
Is this "chrono shift" - your memories shuffle chronological order? Does this happen to other people, is there a medical term? (Drinking involved) [more inside]
Laptop memory filter: Can I add just one module to my Toshiba A30 series laptop? [more inside]
I have a new PC (huzzah!). Thanks, Pop. Now what? [more inside]
What's wrong with my temporary memory? How can I fix it? [more inside]
What are the advantages/disadvantages of using 2Rank DIMMS as opposed to standard DIMMs? [more inside]
What *information* do you keep on your USB memory stick? Other questions ask about applications - I'm more interested in the data that you find it useful to carry everywhere. todo lists? contact information? Bank account numbers?