Alas! My beloved Le Creuset teakettle was sitting empty on a burner, and the burner was turned on and not noticed until damage occured. Is my teakettle a lost cause? Warning: damaged le Creuset teakettle images within, get yer tissues handy before you view [more inside]
I just snapped the stem on one of my great-grandma's cordial glasses. Is it fixable? [more inside]
Ever really, really mess up without meaning to? I'm there now. [more inside]
I was in a fender-bender that was indisputably the other driver's fault, but I'm not sure how to proceed with the insurance claim because there was already some mild prior damage to my car from a couple of scrapes in my house's treacherous driveway that I never brought to my insurer's attention. Can I get in trouble with my insurance company (USAA) for failing to report those minor solo collisions, and how much will it complicate a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance? [more inside]
It's a long story how, but a Lush massage bar melted in the drawer where I keep my passport. The barcode and picture are clear, but it is sort of waxy feeling and every page appears to be coated in wax/cocoa butter. I am in Canada and am planning to travel from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Washington by train in two weeks. Should I pay the exorbitant fee to get a rushed passport, or hope that they won't have a problem since the picture and barcode are clear?
I discolored a stainless steel pot lid. What can I do about it? [more inside]
So I ordered it, paid for it, it's been shipped, but now I realize that it's not exactly what I wanted. What next?
I just bought a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite the fact that I was trying to buy a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G. What now? Return it and get what I wanted, or root my phone, save some cash, and move on? [more inside]
What do I do with underdone cookies? [more inside]
Just got a ticket for misuse of a turn lane. Any point going to court to contest it or try to make a deal? (YANML) [more inside]
MacBook Pro with a snipped bluetooth antenna. Repair or purchase dongle? [more inside]
Hot pot fell of stove onto wood floor. Burn ring! Help! [more inside]
I did a very stupid thing involving black hair and blonde hair dye. Help? [more inside]
I damaged the bumper on a rental car, what do I do now? [more inside]
I washed a coffee-maker's insulated carafe in the dishwasher. Is it a total loss? [more inside]
I blew up my Macintosh trying to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard. How do I get it back to retrieve a few files before I blitzkrieg it all in a disk repair and OS reinstall? [more inside]
It seems likely that I will be literally made to eat a hat, sometime in the next week. How can I do this in a clever way that is (a) feasible; (b) funny? [more inside]
Help me fix my teacup! [more inside]
Oh poop! I killed my son's science experiment "dinosaurs" by changing the water in the tank. If you were a 7 year old boy, what would make you feel better about this tragedy? [more inside]
Should I apologize (or otherwise acknowledge our "oops") for cooking my Jewish co-worker's family a decidedly non-kosher dish following the birth of their first child? [more inside]
Please help me repair natural slate tile. [more inside]
There's wet carpet around my water/steam radiators and I'm not sure why. [more inside]
Stupid computerfilter: I didn't back up, and now the external drive seems dead. Options? [more inside]
Unexpected pregnancy. Are we crazy? [more inside]
I just inhaled a piece of cereal. I think I can feel it in my windpipe, just around collarbone level. Is there anything I can do to get it out? [more inside]
Is an user-editable EULA/TOS binding on the company that issued it, after I've changed it? [more inside]
Sensitive information left out on a desk...uh, hypothetically. [more inside]
What else could I have said in this situation? (NSFW) [more inside]
Floor levelling compound + rain = ? [more inside]
I was working on someone's laptop and all of their data has been overwritten. How do I break it to them gently? [more inside]
Can anything interesting be done with a broken SLR zoom lens? [more inside]
So I sync'ed my Google calendar and my Outlook calendar, and now I need to unsync fast. Is there a way to unsync them without deleting each event and appointment one by one? [more inside]
How can I safely remove candle wax from metal baking sheets so that a) the surfaces of the baking sheets don't get scratched, and b) they're food-safe again? [more inside]
Here's something that Mrs. Jammer and I were wondering about this morning; it's proven really hard to google any information, but I'm sure someone's studied this somewhere at some point. Can anyone help me find out what percentage of conceptions in the US (or elsewhere in the Western world) are "accidental" vs. intentional? Bonus points for stats on accidentals in actual relationships vs. party-babies.
I sent a letter domestically in the mail (USPS) one cent short on postage. Will it get there?
So, my friend's harddrive got wiped. Lost a year's worth of high-res artwork. Does anyone have experience with using a data recovery service? I'm looking specifically for price information, how much data was retrievable, and potentially a recommendation. [more inside]
Installing a pre hung door. Or rather filling the hole you put in your new house when you decided to replace the door. [more inside]
I was using GRUB to dual boot a linux partition and a winXP partition. I set this up ages ago and recently needed to remove the linux partition. I used Partition magic because I was feeling lazy. Now when I boot I get some grub error. I can boot using a morphix liveCD and selecting "boot from first partition" or whatever it actually says. WinXP doesn't have fdisk so I can't fdisk /MBR, and I'm not familiar enough with diskpart to want to mess around. Although I feel like an idiot for asking this question, what simple and probably obvious command will restore the MBR to it's pre-grub state? Thanks.
Have my prescription tranquilizers been damaged by exposure to cold? [more inside]