Has anyone survived a Texas summer (or a similar hell-like environment) living in a second story 110 year old building that has floor vents for air conditioning? Yeehaw. [more inside]
I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
Do you know of any summer day camps in New York for an inquisitive, science minded 11 year old boy? [more inside]
What are your favorite old fashioned phrases? [more inside]
Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio? [more inside]
Looking for a children's book about someone who is eating rice with a devil/ghost on his back who keeps stealing the food from him before he can get it into his mouth. [more inside]
Years ago, I had a computer called a "Laser XTSL Model 1", I thought it ran DOS, but from my Google searches, I must be incorrect. But I do remember a program for it called "Go!". It was an environment, that, if I recall, looked like an office. It had a calculator and maybe a recipe holder? Could anyone provide more information about 1) The computer and 2) "Go!" (maybe without the exclamation point). Thanks!
I found my old Palm T|X today. It doesn't (AFAIK) do anything my mobile phone doesn't do these days, and it's considerably bulkier, but it seems like a waste to just recycle it. Is there anything interesting I can do with an aging PDA? [more inside]
What will happen to the old Starbucks signs when the new logo is put in place later this month? Is there anyway I could get one? [more inside]
Is it bad form or unethical to use a new job prospect as leverage for a raise/promotion at the existing job? [more inside]
I’m looking for an old, rare mp3. iTunes is a no-go. Help? [more inside]
Old, physically healthy dog and dementia. How did that go for you? [more inside]
Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
My wife's 40th birthday is coming up. She dreads that number! For her, it's the age when people become "old." Help me make her birthday a fun event she will love! [more inside]
Wicked long shot, but I would like to identify a 15-year-old infomercial because it brought me so much joy. It featured a man in a dance club selling some mysterious service. [more inside]
Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
I have an old Stromberg-Carlson tube amp and I'm looking to replace the large Sprague multi-section capacitor. Of course, it's old and searches for something similar haven't paid off. [more inside]
Why am I so grief stricken? [more inside]
Any ideas on where I could find more information on Italian actress and ex-james dean's girl, Pier Angeli? [more inside]
I've got a new-to-me old, old house and 1001 questions about how to fix it. I've found lots of great articles on old-house stuff, but I'm dying to find a site like Ask Metafilter, but specifically for old-house people--a place to ask and answer and discuss. Does such a thing exist?
Is there a name for this photography technique/style? I'm trying to find more photos like that. [more inside]
Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
Old house, strange wiring issue. Electrician will be called, but any idea what's going on? [more inside]
Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
Where can I get this particular Choking Victim poster? [more inside]
I am looking for stories or memoirs of persons famous or otherwise who at some point in their lives realized that nobody wanted them as a partner/lover/mate and how they dealt with this realization in the rest of their life.
I found this framed photo at a thrift store. The subject looks very familiar, but I can't place him. Who is he? http://imgur.com/yl6nW
I read an article a couple of years ago, I think it was written by Larry McMurtry, about the myth of the quick draw. Essentially the writer said that no one in their right mind would approach an enemy with their weapon holstered and the quick draw is a myth of Western fiction. I've done some searching of databases and online and I can't find the dang thing. [more inside]
After a visit to my parents' attic, I have in my possession a Macintosh computer that is old enough to drive a car. It has on its hard drive everything I did in middle school and early high school. What can be done. [more inside]
At what age does male body hair stop tend to stop spreading to new parts of the body? [more inside]
Where to sell about 10 medical books (1909-1940) that are in good/very good condition? [more inside]
What's the name for this type of old book? [more inside]
Looking for an old, old flash cartoon. [more inside]
Lately I've been feeling like I've outgrown a bunch of my friends. I don't actually want this to happen. How do you make old friendships new again? [more inside]
Old dog isn't eating well and is wasting away. Need help making some tough decisions... [more inside]
I am looking to move to NYC in the next few months and trying to figure out the best neighborhood for me? I will be working in midtown and am single, 38 year old female. Looking for any input? Thanks!
An inconspicuous emergency call button on a bracelet or something for a spry 70-year-old? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
When people my age say something against gays or against blacks I try to call them out. When my 81 grandpa says something I just let it slide figuring he was raised that way. What rules do you personally use to reconcile this kind of conflict? [more inside]
My grandpa died. Some stuff remains. Will you be my personal Antiques Roadshow? [more inside]
Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
Old glasses found in the woods... [more inside]
Another game of guess that old computer game... I'm looking for a pre-1997 RPG. [more inside]
What really awesome people should I learn about before they die? Inspired by my frustrations with this post(and others) on the blue. [more inside]
What to do with my old Sony VAIO laptop? [more inside]
What are 6 year olds into these days? [more inside]
I've been trying to remember the name of this older game I used to play and now feel like playing again. [more inside]
How safe is it to recycle old, unused checkbooks? [more inside]