I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor.
Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
Where can I learn more about professional (or semi-professional) equipment for testing the levels of indoor air toxins like carbon monoxide, radon, mold, VOCs, etc.? Here
's a Talk of the Natio
n show that addresses the need, if it helps.
Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future? [more inside]
Source for better-quality womens' Roman toga-type costumes? [more inside]
Another chapter in the ongoing saga of "what should notjustfoxybrown do with her law degree since she really, really doesn't want to retake the bar exam but feels societal pressure to do so." [more inside]
How can I match the sound quality of Quicktime and Itunes? [more inside]
Given that the company making the vitamin is trustworthy (i.e. they are sold at major retail outlets) and the tablet contains what it says it contains on the side of the bottle, what are the factors that make "organic" or "food based" vitamins better? [more inside]
Has anyone had any success doing radio-quality interviews with Skype or Vonage? [more inside]
Local Knowledge: Looking for an application that can tell me if a road is paved/dirt/unmaintained. [more inside]
I want engaging general interest podcasts with high production values. Lots of them. [more inside]
Skype Sound Quality: Why does everyone think I'm in a horrible muffled echo chamber when I call them on Skype? Can I do something about this? Is there an alternative to Skype that would allow me decent quality calling to a land-line? [more inside]
Is there a video sharing site that offers better visual quality than YouTube? [more inside]
Any tips on troubleshooting my new slingbox connection? [more inside]
Help me revamp my wardrobe. I need suggestions for the best quality clothing and accessories in each category, i.e. t-shirts, suits, sandals, umbrellas, whatever. [more inside]
How can I reduce CO2 levels in my house? [more inside]
For which products or services is it worth it to buy name brand instead of generic brand? When will brand X do just as well, or even better?
JobTitleFilter: What would be your suggestion(s) for a job title for a quality manager + process improvement manager position? [more inside]
Are Sony Ericsson phones bad news or is it just in my head? [more inside]
I'm about to buy a new pair of eyeglasses. For my prescription I want high index progressive lenses. I want the high index so the lenses will be as thin as possible. I keep hearing that Zeiss lenses are better than other brands and would like to know if this is true before I spend my money. Costco does not sell Zeiss. Is whatever Coscto sells as good optically?
Clothes Shopping Advice:
I did it again. I bought what I thought was a quality knit top on sale and the damn thing is now "twisting" on me. Are there any tips or tricks to spotting whether a piece of clothing is well-made before
you buy it? [more inside]
What's the best video compression format for reviewing single frames? [more inside]
Air Quality @ Work and migranes - What to do if I think there might be a problem? [more inside]
How can I try out a Filco Majestouch keyboard? Inspired by an earlier question today, I looked it up on the web, but most of what I could find was Japan-centered. Any ideas about how I could find one to try, or even to order? I'm in the US (Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina).
I need an ultra-high quality stethoscope that can endure the rigors of third-world country medical usage. [more inside]
I'm looking for a company that can print a custom T shirt design and that will ship to Europe. [more inside]
So I've been doing a watch-a-thon of Dead Like Me
) and would really like to get my hands on one of those reaper costumes, but all the ones I've found all look really cheap. [more inside]
Why is freshly brewed coffee so much better than coffee that's been sitting around for awhile? [more inside]
Why are some YouTube videos so much better quality than others? What video specs and file format (AVI, MOV, MPG) produce the best results?
Why is it that when I sleep with an open window at night, I wake up way more energized? [more inside]
DV video compression question - Do I have to recapture all these tapes?! [more inside]
Fact or fiction : All (or most) NYC restaurants get their fish deliveries on the same day every week. [more inside]
Does recordable media "go bad" after a while? and if it does, are there any media that is less susceptible?
I am going to buy some DVD+Rs for mastering my movies to, how do I ensure that they still will work in 10 years time? [more inside]
How do I declare my household income when I have roommates? [more inside]
Does some database have the wrong idea about me?
I live with 4 otherwise nice and "normal" guys who all drink a fair amount of beer, and I am the designated beer go getter. I almost always use my ATM/debit or credit card and grocery membership card.
The recent question
about quality science fiction has led to an ongoing debate with some friends. How does one measure Quality or Beauty in art? For example, what makes one painting better than another painting? Are evaluations of this sort purely subjective? Somehow the argument that there are no objective standards for Beauty — that the Quality of art is purely a matter of personal preference — seems dangerous to me. (If one cannot measure Quality in art, then how can one measure Quality in science or law or any other field?)
Do you think that 128kbps AAC files are good enough? [more inside]
I would like to purchase a quality watch that will last my lifetime and potentially beyond that. [more inside]
Is it just me, or is Google search going downhill? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as "bad" gasoline and can it mess up your car? (+) [more inside]
Where can I download a somewhat high quality video of last night's debate?
I love having fires in my fireplace. But I hate the fact that it makes my apartment smell like smoke for weeks afterwards. [mi] [more inside]
It's time to retire! So what are the ins and outs of buying new tires for my car? To me, one tire pretty much looks like another, and aside from "high performance" and "retreads," I don't really know what makes one tire better than another.
two for one:
I just set up my new projector
and while it is AWESOME, i'm having an issue with running my incomputer tv input through and losing allot of quality. 1) is there a good piece of software for interpolating tv input to make it higher quality
2) i'd like to organize a movie club to take advantage of the new beast and meet people in my area (berkeley for the bay area mefites). I'm thinking a craigslist ad but i wasn't sure how you would start such a thing when you don't know anyone (similar to starting a bookclub or something) [more inside]
This one is simple. Do you (have you) used a dating service. Which ones sucked? Which ones rocked? I'm currently using one - and yeah, I'm looking for someone long term, not just for this week. Anyone get married from this?
If I run my TV cable (for cable TV) into my VCR first, then into the television, will I (noticeably) lose signal/picture quality? [more inside]