I'd like to replace my 2 or 3 year-old Acer 12-inch netbook with something that has more horsepower. But I still want something that's small and light with at least 6 hours of battery life. I also want a netbook or laptop that's sturdy and doesn't get hot or have a loud fan. It looks like the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook meets my needs and it gets very good reviews. Although I'm nervous about it having only a 3-cell battery. I also like the specs for Lenovo's $750 Thinkpad Edge e220s but there are no customer reviews for it on Newegg or Amazon. I'd like your input and to know if I've overlooked any other good choices. I'd rather spend $500 than $800, but I might be willing to pay even more for a truly great machine. [more inside]
Recommend for me some 100% cotton vests I can wear in the summer time to replace my sweater vests. I'm a guy. [more inside]
Need a good dentist south of Seattle [more inside]
"If you love something, let it go." Please recommend me positively-themed stories, TV show episodes, movies, and songs dealing with when the something never comes back.
Tell me about your favourite places and or things in Florence. [more inside]
I had an urge yesterday to read a fantasy novel (or sci-fi, sure) about a young, powerless, and reluctant hero(ine) being caught up in events larger than them and growing as a person. I went to the bookstore and didn't really find anything that seemed appropriate. Recommendations? [more inside]
Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with? [more inside]
Can you recommend any good restaurants in Lisbon, including both the local cuisine or any other world cuisine?
3-4 days free in Utah; what fun adventures can I have? [more inside]
What is the one website that you visit every day; that you can't live without? [more inside]
I would like to explore the films of Werner Herzog, whose work I have never seen but whose person I find immensely entertaining, in interviews and such. What are the first few films I should watch, and why?
My family is heading to Big Bend and Marfa in March. Anyone with recommendations on where to stay while at the park? We aren't going to have camping gear with us.
Primary care doctor and hospital/clinic recommendations in NYC, Manhattan, preferably below 34th. I am helping someone choose a new primary care doctor. We are leaning towards a practitioner who is affiliated with a good sized clinic or practice for one stop shopping convenience. [more inside]
What's the best, most readable biography of Daniel Webster? [more inside]
We are a group of mid-20s to mid-30s life-science phd students that have started a book club. Our first book was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and was a great fit for us. Please recommend others that you think might appeal to such a group. Thanks!
Can anyone recommend a good periodontist in NYC? Do I even need a periodontist? [more inside]
What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
Writing a teacher recommendation letter - holp me! Specific phrasing question inside. [more inside]
What are some great, coherent, sing-along-able albums? [more inside]
Help me find a book to help my girlfriend learn to play piano! [more inside]
I'd like to get my dad a nice bottle of red wine to drink with Christmas dinner. I'm thinking a nice table wine that he maybe hasn't tried before. His favorites are Masi's Campofiorin and the Cesari Mara. In the past I've splurged on some nice Amarone's and Barolo's but I'm thinking I'd like to do something in the $10-$20 range. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
Broadband recommendations for the Long Beach/Greater L.A. area? There is, of course, a catch... [more inside]
Recommendations for young adult books about the disability experience [more inside]
What's fun to do in Wimbledon? [more inside]
What are some resources to learn about property rights? [more inside]
Can you help me find floor plan/room layout software that will help my relative run a vendor sales event? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels that explore jealousy in romantic relationships, particularly featuring a partner who is jealous or insecure about the other person's romantic past. Ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends haunting the relationship would be excellent. Any recommendations? ("Literature" preferred--i.e., trashy novels aren't my thing.)
Is there a site where I can get art and entertainment recommendations on a truly global level? [more inside]
I'm interested in exploring Moroccan cooking, and I understand that Paula Wolfert is the go-to author. Any recommendations of particular books? Any other sources you'd suggest? Thanks!
A question about zombies. Specifically, Zombie Stories. Extra specifically, Zombie Stories that Don't Suck. [more inside]
Book recommendations sought for my wife. Details inside. [more inside]
I've often called my career in architecture glorified itinerant work. The fact is that I need to go where the jobs are. So, despite having confidence in my position for the next six months to two years, I recently decided to start brushing up my public facing networking tools. In particular this means LinkedIn, and I decided to send a request for recommendations to many folks I have worked with over the past decade and a half at several positions. The result has been pretty gratifying to my ego, but now I realize I need to better understand the etiquette and strategy of how best to post them. [more inside]
So I listened to Destroyer's Rubies and thought it was perfect, except for the irritating need they feel to force awkward, thoughtless rhymes into the lyrics. [more inside]
Where to hang out and have fun in the union square area of San Francisco? [more inside]
I like anime, but I've been mostly out of touch for a while. When I look at a list of titles I don't know what most of them are! Can you give me some recommendations of gorgeous or endearing or mind-bending anime series newer than 1996 or so that aren't Death Note, Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) or Wallflower? (Liked all of those, but have seen them!) Older favorites include Revolutionary Girl Utena, Fruits Basket, Saiyuki, Hana Yori Dango, Kodomo no Omocha, movies by Satoshi Kon... Gay characters are a plus, though not required. Availability isn't really a factor, I will find it as long as I know what it is!
Need new fashion blogs! [more inside]
MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
Looking for some great music mashups! [more inside]
Please recommend books: urban fantasy and mysteries, no thinking required. [more inside]
I love non-fiction, but a lot of it is either annoyingly precise or too worthy. I'm looking for fun entertaining bedtime reading that won't tax the mind too much. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels or movies that feature teenage protagonists suffering from depression, schizoid tendencies or similar psychological defects. [more inside]
Drawing with the iPad - tips, tricks, guides, and recommendations? [more inside]
Looking for a hairdresser in Orlando that works well with long curly men's hair. [more inside]
Recently introduced my generally-not-graphic-novel-reading sweet babboo to Sandman and she was quite taken with it. I suggested she might also like Hellblazer, but I have read so little of the series I wouldn't know where she should start if she wanted to pick up a collection or two. Suggestions? Bonus if you help me get into Swamp Thing from the Moore years, [more inside]
What camcorder would you recommend to me if I'm looking for something to record craft tutorials? Would like something affordable (up to $300), w/ HD (though not necessary), and reasonably good zoom. I'm aware of the Flip, but looking for other options since this has been discontinued.
(Handbag-filter). I'm looking for a very specific handbag for work and travelling. My perfect bag would be a standard Mulberry Bayswater with a messenger strap so I can sling the bag over and have my hands free (very useful when in airports). [more inside]
Help me put together a list of the most zeitgeist-y, readable and accomplished "big idea" non-fiction books of recent years. [more inside]
What are good dog treats that are long-lasting chews? [more inside]
Can you help me find low-key, clarinet-heavy jazz music? [more inside]