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]
Book Recommendation Filter: Please recommend books about recovering from trauma and reintegrating back into normal life and society. Experiences like cults, prison, war, abusive relationships, etc. where the person feels isolated from "normal" people. I'm looking for fiction especially but any genre is helpful.
This recent link on the blue reminded me how fascinating ethnography can be. Now I have a hankering for some well-written works of anthropology or sociology that offer insight on different people and different ways of life. Please recommend some good books for me! This is for "pleasure reading," so really dense jargon is a turn-off, but they don't need to be written for a popular audience.
Looking for a dentist in the general vicinity of St. Louis. [more inside]
Less magical, more realism. Recommend me some great South American fiction. [more inside]
Camera recommendation, please? The primary use will be for capturing pics to be used in scrap books. List of needed features inside. [more inside]
I might arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 2:30am. The United ticket counter doesn't open 'til 4:30 am. Good idea? Bad idea? Bueller? (more beyond the fold) [more inside]
Yet another reading recommendation request. Fellow literature nerds, help me out here. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
Free/cheap iPhone 3G app that lets you set an audio alarm for a future date and time?
Book recommendation! Need a gift, fast! Nonfiction or fiction, but must deal in some way with humanity's relationship with the natural environment. [more inside]
Times Square dinner recommendations for a NYC noob? [more inside]
What's the best way to recommend a friend for a job that I know my institution will think she's overqualified for? [more inside]
BookRecommendationFilter: Where can I find another book like Maximum City by Suketu Mehta? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Can anyone recommend a good lawyer in the area of family law in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
My uncle is trying to get an interview with a company that counts my lab among its (relatively few) clients. I have a contact within the company who is not in the HR department, nor the department he wants to work in. Realistically, can I help him get an interview/a job? [more inside]
Yet another Chicago restaurant suggestion needed: 5 adults, 2 of whom's flight is coming in this evening and we want to give them a special "Chicago" experience. Preferably in the Loop? I live in Rogers Park and we don't want to have to go running all over the city. We will probably go straight from the airport to the restaurant. I'm also looking for a nice place to have brunch tomorrow near the Palace theater downtown. Have any thoughts? [more inside]
Summer Reading-Filter: intelligent true crime? Essentially, I want all the gruesome pleasure of the content, without having to cringe through a sensationalistic treatment thereof. [more inside]
I really, really like Tchaikovsky's symphonies. What other composers would I like? [more inside]
My ears, they are bored (music recommendation filter): I am looking for badass, virtuosic, intricate, musically interesting, preferably contemporary pop/rock music. [more inside]
"All extraordinary men, who have accomplished great and astonishing actions, have ever been decried by the world as drunken or insane"
Books for/about disaffected, disillusioned young men? [more inside]
I need to know more about PHP than I do. What book(s) can I buy that will help me do this? [more inside]
Winefilter: Help me find a red wine my mom will like! [more inside]
I'm looking for good, non-fiction books about epidemiology and the history of disease (or of one outbreak of a disease). I'm especially interested in the intersection of social history, epidemiology, and intellectual history (like in Steven Johnson's fabulous The Ghost Map). Think "Erik Larson, for microbes." [more inside]
Can you recommend any XBOX 360 (or PC/MAC/Linux for that matter) games that are more quiz / education oriented (not counting Trivial Pursuit). Specifically, I'm thinking of games that involve things like: naming / identifying countries / capitals / rivers / mountains etc; naming / identifying species of animals or plants; anatomy / medicine type stuff; physics simulators like Phun. [more inside]
Looking for a short & sweet hard rock / punk / metal guitar intro to use as ringtone. Bonus points for non-4/4 time. [more inside]
Looking for new music: ultra-intense, overly emotionally resounding music [more inside]