A question about an inexplicably inaccurate website. Luanda, Angola: world's most expensive city!? [more inside]
Where on http://www.energy.gov/ can I find their weekly inventory reports for crude oil? Thank you!
I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law? [more inside]
What is kitty trying to tell me with this litter flinging? [more inside]
It appears I will be spending five days in Rome, Italy around March 14-18. [more inside]
What would the 64-bit version of MS Office 2010 get me that the 32-bit version of MS Office 2007 would not? [more inside]
Does this sound like an onset of dementia, panic attack, short term memory issue or Alzheimer's? [more inside]
How can people listen in to conversations in a room via a plugged in telephone? [more inside]
Many, many years ago now I picked up a small toy Klingon battlecruiser, made by Corgi in the UK. It's still packaged (blister-packed) and although the packaging is a bit bashed that's the most unusual thing about it; it proudly declares it's from 'Star Trek II: The Revenge of Khan'. Now I know that was the original working title of STII but aside from this one item I've never seen any physical memorabilia-type items referencing it - I've tried Googling Corgi Collectors pages etc. but again, no joy - do any hardcore Trekkers out there have any idea what (if anything) it might be worth? Many thanks in advance!
I'm lacking motivation in college academically, and nearly everything else. [more inside]
Cats shredded the vinyl upholstery on my fancy weight bench. What are my options to get it re-covered with something more durable? [more inside]
Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do?
Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do? [more inside]
I have $1000 to invest and I'd like to do it wisely. One problem: I have never invested any amount of money in anything. Ever. Where should I start? [more inside]
What's a cool gift my wife -- the Maid of Honor -- can give the Bride on her Wedding Day? [more inside]
I took .5 mg of Ativan. What will happen if I take another .5? [more inside]
Is there a rule stating that during a period after an individual's employment has terminated, he/she can not contact a former client or prospect of the former company? [more inside]
I live in Philadelphia. This weekend, I met a guy in Washington DC through a mutual friend. The guy was digging me as the night went on, but he was drunk and we were hanging out with a bunch of friends. Nothing happened. I left for home. How can I see if there is possibly something more? [more inside]
Selling my car privately: Do I HAVE to mail Bank of America my blank pink slip? [more inside]
How can I, a non-Israeli Jew, get an Israeli passport? [more inside]
Help me understand my hard-to-understand calculus shirt. [more inside]
Books on the history of medicine - looking for recommendations [more inside]
Looking for an Analog short story, circa 1960. All life on earth is destroyed by mankind. One man escapes in a rocket. He knows he can't survive in space. Crash-lands on the now barren rock that used to be the earth. His is pursued by an animal, which he kills. (I don't remember whence the animal.) He goes to an ocean to die, knowing that the bacteria in his body will act to "reseed" the earth. [more inside]
Is it worth spending an extra fortnight in Boston - just to see the Independence Day celebrations? And what is there to do in New England/the East coast that doesn't cost a fortune? Longcat question inside. [more inside]
How to you keep your cool when there is a chance that you might die? [more inside]
I got served a writ of summons addressed to my roommate. WTF? [more inside]
Can I apply for federal employment under Schedule A? [more inside]
How could I ensure that a surprise trip overseas with my wife remains a surprise for her, without any logistical hiccups? [more inside]
What gives with banks putting check deposits on hold for extended periods of time? [more inside]
Is there a good book word of the day list with nice usable words? [more inside]
Help my (elderly) mother take care of her (even more elderly) sister. YANML, and we will be consulting one soon, but in the meantime . . . [more inside]
I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection? [more inside]
Looking for the quote about a man born in Austria-Hungary, growing up in Germany, coming of age in Poland, dying in Russia, who always lived at the same place. [more inside]
My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
How do you get work as an 'oil spill hand' ? How many general laborers were hired to clean up the shoreline after the Exxon Valdez disaster? What will the potential employment scenario be for oil spill hands (general labor) in the unfolding disaster in the Gulf. [more inside]
What do Bel Biv DeVoe and Les Triplettes de Belleville have in common, vocally? [more inside]
I think I'm ready, I've done the research but I need support. Especially of the people who have done it before me. Will you give me Your best Tip and trick? I have young chIldren and they are going to be ....very troubled. [more inside]
What bands have names that are words followed by numbers? [more inside]
BizarroFilter: GoogleFu failing me, very much need to stare into the abyss of my favourite cartoon of all time. Dan Pariro, Bizarro: Coke machine (a "That's Life!" machine, actually) offering such things as "Virtue" "Integrity" etc, but with yellow sticky reading "SOLD OUT" over "Shiny Crap". [more inside]
Alternatives to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York? [more inside]
What are some things that come in threes? [more inside]
I was accepted by UCLA. Now what? [more inside]
What was the music from the Men of Honor trailer and from the WaterWorld live show opening? [more inside]
Hot air balloon ride: I'm wondering if anyone has a good link to a comparison of accident or fatality statistics for hot air balloon travel compared with other modes of transportation. . . . something reassuring? Going with: http://balloonrides.com in Napa valley on Sunday. Girlfriend is tough, but somewhat afraid of heights!
banking:filter:What, if anything, should I do about BofA closing/cancelling my credit cards ....because I paid them off?
I had two Bank of America credit cards. Both were of the high interest types (21% and 25% interest). I owed in the area of 5 thousand dollars total and I knew that it was time to bite the bullet and take the money out of my savings to pay them off. I may have been late in payments a few times (not often) and usually I only paid the minimum payment due. I naively thought paying them off completely would be viewed as a positive thing. I paid them both off just days ago. [more inside]
Can you help me figure out head of household as we move in to tax season? [more inside]
I need to graph/chart the information below, but I am not sure what format tells the whole story. Can you help? [more inside]
How do I overcome my fear of supernatural and self-inflicted punishment? [more inside]
Things that only happen in movies but are supposed to be things ordinary people do. [more inside]
I plan to return to playing World of Warcraft. However, I need to keep the game on an external hard disk, or at least temporarily transfer it from the computer's drive to that disk frequently. When I played before, the files (install files or the installed game) would not copy to the external drive, although I have never had any such problems with a non-WoW file. I am thinking of getting an install CD for the game, so that instead of transferring from the computer to the external drive, I can just erase and reinstall. Problem is, I would need to reinstall all patches each time I did that. Does anyone have any ideas about why the external disk doesn't like WoW or how I can get around this?
Is there an accepted, universal age of majority? Is it 21 or 18? Does it vary by state?