How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
Found an old computer in the basement. What steps should I go through to get it up and running? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cartoon about King Midas from the early 80's. The keys about this version are: looks more like a book with moving pictures and a little song about how King Midas has the ears of a donkey/ mule/ goat (that part is fuzzy) and then a little pan flute whistle. Any thoughts?
Back when I was in Elementary school around 1969 our teacher read a book aloud to the class that I remember as being kind of fantasy and kind of spooky. The plot was something about a sister and brother who were latch-key kids. I think the sister wore the house key around her neck on a green ribbon. Anyway, somehow they were "kidnapped" by an old person and and ended up on an island where the people never got older. I believe a closet was involved too THe way the people stayed young had something to do with the kids not being abled to leave. If someone knows the name of this book it would be great. Thanks.
What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
What can I do about my doorbell
? [more inside]
An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff.
More info inside. [more inside]
Looking for bits and pieces for 'No Country for Old Men' Halloween Costume...Anyone know where I can get a 'Javier Bardem' looking bowl cut wig ?
Need help identifying some places (and maybe even people?) in a bunch of old slides I found at a thrift shop. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for both scenarios: The computer works, or it doesn't work. I'm waiting for a battery from eBay...
says it runs OS 7. What can you do with that?
A friend suggested I gut it and fit it with a Nintendo or Sega or something. Anything to spark an idea, and possibly where to look for how-to's concerning your suggestion, please!!
Caramel wafers one year after 'best by'. Should I eat them? [more inside]
What should I do with several dozen old National Geographic magazines? [more inside]
Why does my new Google Reader account show me old (read) postings when my old one didn't? [more inside]
How can I better appreciate people of different ages? Different generations? [more inside]
I moved into an apartment in a Victorian house last Friday and about 5 minutes after I start moving in I realize that the windows are in terrible shape. The wood frames have rotted, some windows don't open, some don't close. At least one had a broken frame like it broke when someone was trying to shit the window. A couple have cracked panes. Probably half of them are missing the locking mechanisms so I can't lock them. [more inside]
How to wash/clean old wool blankets? [more inside]
My mom really enjoys books about the Old West (nonfiction only). I'd like to get her an addition to her collection for her birthday, but I have no experience in this particular genre. Can anyone out there pass on some suggestions?
Can anybody help me identify a comic I read around 30 years ago (yes, I know, but it was really good, hence this request).
It was one of those American “fantastic tales/stories” (don’t remember the actual title) and as I remember the stories were from the 1950’s -1960’s. The strongest story was about a somewhat put upon geeky chap, a genius scientist whose life is dominated by an alpha male type. This man steals his ideas and become successful on the back of the scientists groundbreaking theories. Anyway, for some reason, the alpha male is not able to care for his newborn son, and our scientist offers to care for the boy. The twist is that the scientist uses the infant as a guinea pig to test his theories on nature/nurture, and the infant ends up looking exactly like the geeky scientist and not our obnoxious alpha male. Ok, ok, this may not sound that great a story but it had a big impact on me as a kid, and would love to find the comic if I can. Any ideas?
Help me with some free, easy to use software for elderly people to use on a computer. Specifically: hands-off, self-maintaining security, and a good replacement for Windows Explorer. [more inside]
A friend has a 10-year old Lexus (with only ~50k miles on it!) that gets driven 2-4 miles per week. Is there any harm in this? (It is a second car for one person.) Oil would keep recirculating due to the weekly drive and the alternator should keep the battery charged. Right? I mean, if the car is fueled only once every 12-18 months can that be good for it? (sediment?) Would any other problems be likely?
I'm looking for an old science fiction novel about an evil, blue giant titled "The Blue Man" - the Google and Amazon search is poisoned by both The Blue Man Group, and a young-adult science fiction novel "The Blue Man" which isn't it at all. [more inside]
Is there a way to determine the date range that this saw might have been made? [more inside]
I use 10.5.2 and need Photoshop a few times a year. I went to school for design, so I'm annoyingly competent with PS and depend on some of the more 'pro' features, like CMYK (which LE or Elements lacks, I think) and Channel Editing (which Pixelmator seems to lack). [more inside]
Help me find appropriate music for my Mage: The Ascension
game set in 1997. [more inside]
Old movie question involving US military, China, torture, and other things. What movie was this? [more inside]
Is there a way that I can access some very old PDF files that are encrypted with a password I cannot remember any longer? I have a system running Mac OS X (Leopard), and I do need to do the decryption myself. [more inside]
2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
StupidVanityFilter: What can I do to prevent jowls? [more inside]
Resources for recreating the look and feel of 17th century books (their title pages specifically?) [more inside]
What preparations should I make for getting old? [more inside]
I'd like to get some Hi-8 videos into to my PC via a Sony Handycam using a video S cable through a Pinnacle DC10 plus card. [more inside]
When I was a child I was exposed to some very early anime. I remember fragments of it, but not what it was called, the plot or any reall relevant details. The general theme seemed to be that an evil...thing was trying to control the world. His primary henchman was a man whose power was to turn people into...mannequins seems to be the best fit. [more inside]
What do I get my Grandpa who can't do much anymore? [more inside]
How do I prevent an old video tape from sticking? [more inside]
My boyfriend has a coat he found at Salvation Army he just loves. However, it's dying from overuse. Help me find a new one for Christmas. [more inside]
Where's the party at on New Year's Eve in San Juan? [more inside]
What are these reddish brown stains on the floor of my "vintage" apartment? [more inside]
What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
Two old movies: what were they? [more inside]
Our nearly 14 year old female lab mix has a huge lipoma on the side of her chest. It does not seem to bother her or interfere with her movement - although she does not like it to be touched - but this grapefruit sized tumor continues to grow, and is definitely a bit bigger now than it was at this time a year ago. Our vets want her opertated on immediately. They fear the lipoma will rupture.
My husband and I are expecting our first child - we are older, fairly introverted, no extended family nearby, and most of our friends either have older, not-very-dependent children, or are childfree. We don't belong to a church or synagogue (and won't be joining one) and our neighborhood is secluded and full of older folks who we don't really interact with much. I have a very real fear that I will be isolated once I have this child and stay at home with it - a friend of mine said "don't expect to find a fun time at Gymboree - those mothers are bitches!" So there goes that. Has anyone else overcome their introvert tendencies once they reproduce? If at all possible, I want my baby to get out in the world more than I usually do. I'm intimidated by the hot young moms I see with their babies in slings around town - I don't think I would have much in common with them.
Can anyone identity the source of this saying? "The young die young that they may avoid corruption. The old live long that they may repent." [more inside]
Does anyone recognize what book this illustration
is from? It looks pretty old. Hopefully in the public domain.
Please help me not be the next 40 year old virgin! [more inside]
I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read
it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries.
A friend of mine went to china and got me some cool nintendo DS hardware.
In exchange, I told him I'd find some cool games for his daughter to play with.
She's 10 year old. [more inside]
Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
Is in any way dangerous or unhealthy to drink very old/expired soda? [more inside]
Seeking safety data for old used cars. [more inside]