It occurred to me today that I don't really know what the police do: what's a good breakdown of what a policeperson does with their time?
Sometimes when I put my phone on my wireless charger, numbers and characters constantly appear in the "Enter pin:" field. [more inside]
Let's say I'm in the USA and I dial the UK emergency number (999), or I'm in the UK and I dial the US emergency number (911) or the European number (112). What happens? [more inside]
I'm not religious, but would like to know whether the enforcement of a tax on income by the church in some countries - normally around 1% - is consistent with the bible.
Is there an online tool that will take an IPA pronunciation and speak it to me?
What does it mean when the weather forecast says that there is a 60% chance of rain? [more inside]
I'd like a camera that can take a photo very quickly after the shutter button is depressed, that can take lots of photos in rapid succession at a decent resolution, that can focus quickly, that has a good sized sensor, and works in low light. Oh and it should be inexpensive. [more inside]
"Pooh" seems to be a poor choice for a name, particularly for a childrens' book. I've read the Wikipedia page which mentions a swan, but would like to know more about it: where is this name is popular, and why didn't the editor of the first book suggest another name?
The idea of pumping chemicals into the ground near the water table seems very risky to me. What are the chances of fracking contaminating ground water?
We used a medicine to deal with colic. It worked almost immediately. There's just one problem... [more inside]
Steering wheels are an odd invention: a round object that you rotate clockwise or anti-clockwise based on whether you want to move a car left or right. The rotating of a wheel doesn't really match up with what you are trying to accomplish (unless you're used to it). [more inside]
I'm in Berlin on Saturday, and I'd like to look at, and maybe buy some art. Where should I go? [more inside]
Why are blue jeans so ubiquitous? And why blue?
My palm tree has barnacles. What should I do? [more inside]
A friend has an iPhone. He wants to share a selection of photos using his Dropbox iPhone app with us. How does he do that from the app? (not a browser) [more inside]
What's with the language in Spartacus? [more inside]
I know next to nothing about nutrition. Help! [more inside]
How to fix the noise from a dripping drainpipe? [more inside]
Where can I buy original art in London? [more inside]
Where can I view and compare the expected resale value of different laptops? [more inside]
Is it necessary these days for a car parked on a hill to be put in first gear, as well as engaging the hand brake?
Sea air: why does it make you tired? Or does it? [more inside]
How do M&Ms stores make a profit? [more inside]
I need to make a hole in a piece of metal. How do I do that? [more inside]
An amazing weekend in Frankfurt. [more inside]
Siamese cats are from Thailand?! [more inside]
If I wear noise cancelling headphones, do the cilia in my ears still move? [more inside]
Where can I buy tickets for the SF Alcatraz Night Tour? [more inside]
I would like somewhere to go to read the pros and cons to various approaches to dealing with the short, medium and long term problems related to the London and England riots. [more inside]
How strong is the crypto on modern car RKE key fobs? [more inside]
More books like How I Escaped My Certain Fate? [more inside]
Why would it be a bad idea to build more nuclear reactors in areas which have had nuclear disasters? [more inside]
Activist share shorting? [more inside]
I need to buy an electric switch. [more inside]
There is air coming under the window sill. [more inside]
What's the best way of turning a cardboard art project model into plastic? [more inside]
Is there a word or phrase which describes the asking of a personal question, which would never normally be asked in normal circumstances, and isn't particularly relevant, during an argument or discussion on a particular topic?
Where can I read about Android phones? [more inside]
How do rich people safeguard their money from theft? [more inside]
Why can't I buy the opposite of a kettle? Why aren't they commonplace? [more inside]
Where can I find out which alternative energy sources are efficient, after taking into account the energy cost of manufacture and disposal? [more inside]
The British coast has infinite length. Doesn't everything? [more inside]
How well is the ecosystem that lives on human skin understood? [more inside]
Does the cost for laying tiles vary based on their size? [more inside]
Where do you go for when you want to read a review on a product? [more inside]
Heart rate monitor + distance counter? [more inside]
Why will 3D TVs be successful when 3D PC games weren't? [more inside]
How much does an advertiser pay per viewer per hour of prime time tv? [more inside]
What's the latest thinking on the safety of plastics used in association with cooking?
Will heat treating food lead to heat-resistant bacteria? [more inside]
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