We're off for a late-booked trip to Vancouver in August and need to find a place to stay. Most hotels are booked in the West End/Downtown/Yaletown area. What hotels would you recommend that are moderately ($100-200) priced with easy transit access to tourist attractions? We'd like to use public transit if possible, but can rent a car if public transit is infeasible. We will have at least one member of our party who can't walk longish distances, and a toddler to deal with as well, so frequent bus changes may be a challenge. We were looking at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
, is this a sane choice?
On Android, is there a way in any of the available browsers to turn off honoring <meta name = "viewport" content = "initial-scale = x.x, user-scalable = no">? I'm sick of designers that don't want me to zoom in on their preciously designed mobile site.
Give me your best simple vegetable recipes with only a few ingredients. [more inside]
I recently bought an enormous jackfruit (40lb) which needs a few days of ripening (the price was right). It has a few small mold spots. What can I do to slow down the mold while it's ripening so it doesn't go bad, while still leaving it edible? [more inside]
We're planning a Caribbean vacation and would like to know what islands have the coolest biological critters and eco-tours. Bioluminescent algae
sound interesting, any other ideas? [more inside]
In Orange Country, California for a few days. What tourist spots would be appropriate for a "right winger" tour? [more inside]
NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
I'd like to hang a 15 lb framed painting on drywall in an earthquake-proof way. Ideas? [more inside]
What things would you would never consider paying money for, once you learned how easy it was to do/make/fix yourself? [more inside]
Couple-y social activities in London in late October? [more inside]
Erotic/tasteless humor cake design suggestions for an engagement cake? Let's hear 'em. [more inside]
I'm heading to Chicago this weekend. What science/geeky/historical places should I check out? [more inside]
A friend is considering going to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for "Web Design and New Media" with the goal of becoming a web designer. Questions are (a) Is this school well-regarded by potential employers and (b) is it a good value for the tuition? They have zero interest in doing straight programming without design work involved.
I'm trying to recall which music video featured a heavily edited faux 80's wedding with the bride dancing by herself and a balding, gloomy groom. [more inside]
What are your best sources for online science fiction / fantasy / horror short stories? [more inside]
I'm looking for strange magazines to give as gift subscriptions. Ideas? [more inside]
What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
I'm looking for a B&W 70s picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a tuxedo with a large buck-toothed grin and bad hair backstage after winning an award (for, I assume, Stay Hungry
in 1977). [more inside]
My wife has become infatuated with a learned pig from long ago, and now wants to play a historical song from 1785 honoring it on the piano, but we have only a fragment of the full song. Where might I find the full score? [more inside]
What is the best way to get unlimited net access in Croatia without per minute data charges? We're going to Croatia for a few weeks and will need reliable net access for VPNing back home. I'm fine with paying a bit extra for a temporary DSL/Cable install - we will be staying in a home so mobile access is not necessary. Something faster than 56k modem speed would be preferred.
In light of the increasing number of PDF security exploits, what is the most secure PDF viewer for Windows? [more inside]
Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing. [more inside]
Superbowl agnostics: What's an ideal activity to do during the game that would otherwise be too crowded? [more inside]
Can you recommend protective gear for Krav maga sparring? [more inside]
My car vents stink. How can I get rid of the smell? [more inside]
I have a legacy CDRW which shows up empty when mounted in either Linux or Windows. Extracting an iso image under linux via dd yields greppable strings which indicate files are hiding inside. How do I extract the files without knowing what format or filesystem they are in? [more inside]