When obtaining a letter of recommendation, is it best to go for rank or intimacy? [more inside]
Recommendations of anime with identifiable/relatable characters? [more inside]
I'd like to try to read a fantasy or even a sci-fi epic. I really have no experience in either realm besides Lord of The Rings, one Dune book, the Ender Series, and Hitchhikers. All of which I enjoyed but especially LOTR. What would be a good series to start off? The epic is the key thing as I want some nice thick books that I won't read in a day. I'm leery of things with faeries in them. Or twee YA books.
I live in Middlesex County in New Jersey. I have begun the application for disabilty due to anxiety and depression. I am worried I might need a lawyer, I have no money, and I don't know where to start. [more inside]
What recommendations do you have for literature with tones and themes of sadness/loneliness/inadequacy/anxiety/perfectionism/depression/alienation/dissatisfaction? (Not all in a single book, of course). [more inside]
Paris - Looking for a fantastic location to host 15 people for a Sunday brunch/lunch in Paris. Ideally in a terasse/rooftop setting with a fixed menu per person (around 20 euros a head) [more inside]
Help me fall in love with the guitar again. [more inside]
Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
What Would You Do When A Professor Tells You to Draft Your Own Recommendation? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend good texts for a new engineer to study while searching for work? [more inside]
Please recommend an internist/general practitioner in the Twin Cities (MN, USA) area. [more inside]
Ubuntu-filter: Sub $700 laptop works with Ubuntu 10.x out of the box [more inside]
Online sex toy vendor recommendation? Difficulty: must be located in Canada as I'm not willing to sign for this kind of package sent through customs irregardless of the discreetness of the labelling. [more inside]
Please recommend a Tamagotchi-like game where I can grow pets/a garden/a city/whatever. [more inside]
How do you handle a poor recommendation from a professor you still have to take classes from? (Special Snowflake details inside) [more inside]
How do I ask for letters of recommendation for grad school when I can't meet with the professors in person? [more inside]
Recommendations for acoustic covers of pop songs that add emotion? [more inside]
Homing in: Books for learning After Effects or AE and Flash. [more inside]
I'm looking for podcast suggestions. The Geologic Podcast is my current favorite podcast. While I do like the whole skepticism angle of it, what I really love is the sketches and anecdotes (particularly Not The Bible and the Ukrainian family stories). What other podcasts do this sort of variety-show silly voice sketch kind of material? I'm also open to audiobook suggestions (John Hodgman fulfills a similar thing, for example-- something about the topic jumping around-ness). [more inside]
Should I be looking for another person to recommend me for grad school? Initial very warm response, lukewarm response to follow up. (time sensitive snowflakes falling in my head) [more inside]
I'm looking for songs similar to "Intro" by the xx. The vocals on the rest of the album weren't my style, but I really like the ambient, building, (mostly) instrumental sound of that one track. Schiller has a lot of similar songs I like as well.
I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a super-comfy desk chair for home? [more inside]
Looking for book recommendations for my 20 year old sister who has just realised that reading can be fun. [more inside]
I would like to read a biography of Emily Dickinson. Do you know of a well written, not too highly academic one? [more inside]
I decided to buy my wife a small Medieval LARP weapons cache for Christmas. I know she will like it, but I want to wrap this gift so it will really wow her. I am in need of a clever or creative suggestion to put together this gift - without spending more than about 25 bucks on some sort of the thematic presentation. Help me tie up the best gift ever! [more inside]
For his birthday, my dad wants DVDs of German films/TV series. But they can't be grim or weird. German comedies are the safest bet. Do those exist? [more inside]
I've been listening to Nina Simone's "I'm Going Back Home" on repeat for the past few days -- what other songs will I love? Please keep me from driving my roommate crazy! [more inside]
Suggestions for quality non-glossy, simple exterior frame 1920 x 1200 monitor with standard VESA mounts and DVI? [more inside]
I rather like Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile. What is some music like it? Sonically, stylistically, thematically, etc.
[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
Which laptop should I buy? Important are a nice 15'' screen and good battery life. It is going to run Linux. [more inside]
Data mining book recommendation. I would like a recommendation for a single book which would give me a comprehensive guide to data mining. Ideally this book would contain plenty of examples of real world applications of data mining techniques in a variety of contexts. Bonus points if it contains exercises which I can do myself in whatever software package they recommend. There is no shortage of resources online but I would value a recommendation from someone on here. [more inside]
Looking for a unobtrusive cheap webcam to stick on my mid-sized laptop. What are my options? [more inside]
Book recommendations for a retired anthropologist? [more inside]
So I figure its time to stop relying on walk-in clinics and get a primary care doctor/general practitioner. I just don't feel comfy looking up a list online and randomly picking one. Does anyone have either a suggestion for finding a good primary care physician/general practitioner or can anyone recommend one in the north Tampa/Lutz area?
ReadingListFilter: What is the most unmissable novel of the past decade? [more inside]
Book recommendation filter: I am really enjoying Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski. Can you recommend something similar? [more inside]
Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz: I would like to live in the mood provided by this cover song, please recommend similars (preferably stuff from the past 20 years, vocals optional, absolutely no Diana Krall pls, thx).
What is a reliable, non-crappy shared web hosting provider with fixed pricing? All the mainstream ones, and even some of the smaller ones (like A Small Orange) get terrible reviews. [more inside]
If you were going to check into a hotel primarily to have sex with the person you check in with, what hotel would it be? Specific hotel recommendations, general type preferences, and tips for successful sexy hotel stays welcome. [more inside]
I'd like to get more exercise, and I think an exercise DVD or two might be the answer. Can you recommend any? Other cheapskate exercise solutions also welcome, but the answer "go for a run" is unfortunately no longer a good answer for me. [more inside]
Can I get a good computer monitor recommendation? [more inside]
Loved "The Inland Sea" by Richie. Recommendations for something comparable set in modern Japan? The more recent the better. Bonus points for Kindle/iBooks availability.
NYCFilter: Can anyone personally recommend a dentist in Midtown? [more inside]
I've been having bad luck finding a good book lately. Naturally, I turn to teh interwebz for help. Please to recommend me a good book? [more inside]
Help me decide which Windows desktop my company should buy (mostly for bookkeeping/financial) [more inside]
I like the video game Halo: Combat Evolved and have played it off and on for several years, both single player and multi player mode. I would like another video to game to play that is similar to the campaign Halo: CE, but in very specific ways, but is not Halo 2 or Halo 3. [more inside]
If you wrap the Internet around every person on the planet and spin the planet, software flows in the network.
BitTorrent Client recommendation [more inside]