43 posts tagged with resolved by SpacemanStix.
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I have a good friend who is moving overseas with his family for a few years as part of his job. I would like to send him a care package shortly after he gets there that will be encouraging to him. I have a few ideas, based on what I know about him personally over the years. What other kinds of things might be encouraging for a big change-in-life situation like this? [more inside]
We have eight departments where I work who take turns bi-annually hosting particular events. So, assuming events 1 and 2, it goes like this: [more inside]
Would anyone be able to help me identify this font here? No luck scouring the internet. Thank you!
I've seen "find that vaguely remember movie magic" happen here before with only the slightest of clues, so here goes. My wife and I watched a movie back in 2001. I'd say it came out within five years prior to that date. [more inside]
Is there anywhere left in the world to buy Vanilla Float (not Cherry Vanilla) Dr. Pepper? It was a limited version Dr. Pepper this year, and my wife has mourned the drinking of her last can this week. Amazon and ebay seem to be slim pickings. Is there anywhere I haven't considered? Is there a special rare soda distributor that would have it in stock?
What literature from 2014 would you consider to be the best? I'm looking for page turners that tempt you to stay up late at night and exceed your expectations to a great degree. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, space opera, graphic novel, anything goes. I'd like the best of the year to enjoy over break, and I'd like the recommendations to come from other like-minded mefites.
Are you aware of any schools or universities that allow faculty to retain intellectual property rights to their course materials that are used online, and perhaps also receive royalties from the school for its use, above and beyond a normal faculty contract? [more inside]
Is there an Android Widget that will allow me to display a subset of data from Google Spreadsheets? I keep track of my budget in a spreadsheet, and I would like to display the balances in a quick way on my phone without actually having to open the Google Sheets application. [more inside]
In excel, I want to increase a number in sequential rows by one every three numbers. Is there a way to do this quickly, for about 5000 rows? [more inside]
Regarding the gift tax, the IRS indicates that a gift does not count against the annual exclusion ($14,000), and is not taxable against the giver, if it is gifted towards a tuition payment. Would this also be the case if it was gifted to pay a student loan for someone directly to their lending institution?
I bought a new computer and realized that the power supply does not have a dedicated six pin cable for my video card. It does, however, have two sata cables coming from it (like this) that are situated in reserve for an extra bay device and also an extra hard drive. Can I use an adapter to sufficient convert them as a power source for a six pin Radeon HD 6850? If so, would it require a converter for both sata connections, or just one?
What are some well reviewed books in 2013 that blow my socks off? [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a book from my childhood that is a version of the Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird song. [more inside]
Is there software that allows you to treat work productivity like a game? [more inside]
I need to have repairs done on an antique clock in the Los Angeles area, but I'm unsure who would be reputable. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding a good place to get an initial estimate? Or is there a way to find good reviews for this kind of sevice? [more inside]
My car, for the first time in 12 years, did not pass an emissions inspection in California. Right before this, my oil light had started to periodically blink. On inspection, my oil was very (very) low. I filled it back up after the test. What are the chances that this caused the high emissions levels? [more inside]
How does one monitor accreditation for a school at a university? A job description lists monitoring accreditation standards for a school -- both regionally and also with a particular accrediting body for that discipline (say, like APA for psychology). It also must take into account oversight of extension campus accreditation. What would you assume this responsibility requires? [more inside]
Is it possible to memorize 4500 words verbatim in 8 days? [more inside]
My life is very, very busy. My wife and daughter and I have decided that for the time being, we'll make some sacrifices, mainly in terms of time, to realize some important things for our family. What sorts of things can I do for them, in the "in-between" moments when scurrying around, that will let them know how much I appreciate and am thinking about them? [more inside]
I've heard/read quite a bit about how Steve Wozniak's designs for the Apple were unique and elegant (e.g., Revolution in the Valley, or here.) In layman's terms, what were examples of his designs, compared to other conventions of the day? What about them incited admiration?
Looking for a movie, and I can't remember what it is. [more inside]
Is there a program that would allow me to display an animated .gif on a Windows desktop? I envision it as looking similar to Windows' Slide Show widget, with a simple border, but with the ability to display the animated image file.
Is there a listing of academic books or articles in German that have not yet been translated into English? [more inside]
In middle english, how is chaumbir translated? Is it a variation or inflected form of chaumber (meaning bedroom)?
Is there a name for a literary device that states something using very sparse details, yet the observant reader knows there is a history behind it that informs the situation in a significant way? I'm not thinking of understatement (as this seems to be more about irony) or paralipsis. It would be a simple, unadorned statement of reality, almost in passing, that carries deeper implications for the narrative than may be realized by the unobservant reader. What would I call this?
Are there any fun games that are played with a lot of dice at one time? [more inside]
Any idea what might be happening to my monitor? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a place in the Los Angeles area where I can buy an AC power adapter/charger for a Zenith DVP615 portable DVD player? [more inside]
When a book is reviewed by an editor, do they look for words that are repeated too much? [more inside]
A question about our security deposit in the state of California. [more inside]
Where can I find California state laws regarding driving a vehicle in reverse? [more inside]
Where can I find good academic articles written in French online? [more inside]
We are purchasing a home, which should close by the end of the month. We have also finished our taxes for the year. We will qualify for the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit. Is it possible to amend our taxes and get the credit for the 2009 tax year, even though we completed the purchase in 2010? [more inside]
We are buying a condo, and we just did the home inspection today. While there, a small cockroach (and possibly a second one) scurried out from a lower level cabinet. Should this be a dealbreaker, or can they adequately be dealt with? In most every respect, the condo struck me as being pretty clean and in good shape. I live in LA, and from what we've been told, this is a pretty normal pest problem.
I'm looking for a book from my childhood. [more inside]
I'm interesting in upgrading the processor on my computer, but I'm having a hard time getting good information on how to determine a viable upgrade. [more inside]
Would it be correct to say that with digital technology, we don't have to worry about movies and TV becoming faded and washed out over time like they used to? [more inside]
Is it worth showing up in court to see if a citation fee (that I don't contest) might be reduced? I live in Los Angeles county. [more inside]
I'd like to upgrade to a speedier HD for gaming, as I'd like to eliminate some lag in the texture loading. Could someone help me understand the performance difference between two drives? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the late 80's or early 90's. [more inside]
I need some advice on how to do better on reading comprehension questions in the verbal section of the GRE. [more inside]
My blinker on my 2000 Dodge Neon has been working only intermittently. Could this be a fuse issue, or would it not be working at all? [more inside]
What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place? [more inside]