I love this quote: "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." The interwebs attribute it to Marie Curie but I can't verify this or where it's from. Please hope me.
I've had a chequered history of employment and illness over the last year - after redundancy last summer, I finally got a job (i'm a bid manager) in December, only to be diagnosed with testicular cancer in February. I've spent three, nearly four months going through chemotherapy with the associated recovery periods at home in between, and now the chemo is finished I can't seem to get myself started again. [more inside]
I want to download the audio from streams of concerts hosted on NPR's website - these are audio broadcasts that one can stream in their NPR Media Player (I'd like to be able to listen to these while not connected to the internet). Is there an easy way to do this? I've got Windows 7 on a laptop and XP on another. Thanks for any help. [more inside]
Obscure Doctor Who question - was there an episode of the Fourth Doctor series that began on a railroad track? [more inside]
I'd like to keep my bathroom window open and air moving through, but our bathroom window is directly opposite the neighbor's balcony. So I need some sort of screen or grate or fabric or something that is open enough to let air through, but opaque enough to hide our bathroom activity. Do I use fabric, metal, what? And where do I find it? [more inside]
A case-study in journalism: after entering academia (j-school staff), will a feature writer say goodbye to creativity? [more inside]
Can my landlord legally raise my rent while I'm still in a lease? [more inside]
Help me identify an old B/W film with an early scene of war refugees in Europe being strafed. [more inside]
I'm going to India on business. It'll be my first time in the country. I'm looking for general advice and have a couple specific logistical questions. [more inside]
How can I get a title to a previously owned car that was sold to a junkyard? [more inside]
I have an interview coming up with a startup and was advised not to dress up and that "polished business casual is just fine." What should I wear? [more inside]
I'm trying to plan a whitewater rafting trip to West Virginia for four adults, two 13-year-olds, and one enthusiastic 8-year-old. I could use suggestions on where to stay and which rafting company to pick. [more inside]
Tell me about grilling pies. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good opera blog? Opera the art form, I mean, not opera the browser.
Is there a sport-friendly armband that will fit Huawei Ascend and my plush arm? Amazon preferred & $35 or less, if possible. [more inside]
How can my coworkers and I surprise our awesome receptionist on her 50th birthday? [more inside]
How best to remove an unidentified mineral substance/residue from the hood of my car? [more inside]
Looking for the name of an UK indie pop/twee band. The band had a front man with a beard and glasses. I recall a video on youtube with lots of hopping and dancing feet. This video was largely a static shot of a place on the floor where peoples feet would hop in and dance a bit. The video might have had someone dressed in a lion costume. In some images on their website there is a women in the band performing with white face paint, red lips, high penciled-in eye brows, and glasses. [more inside]
Crohn's and Endometriosis: Questions to ask my OBGYN... [more inside]
What should I do with 50 copies of the same book? [more inside]
I am baking my first wedding cake. 4 tiers. In July. Frosting dilemmas ensue: [more inside]
Weinergate wonderings: Can a politician have an open relationship? [more inside]
How to explain and persuade a client that their brilliant idea isn't? [more inside]
I need a cheap, dependable car with a tiny engine in the UK. I have never purchased a car in this country before. What should I look for and where should I look? [more inside]
Please help me figure out the logical way to divide subletting revenues with my partner. [more inside]
Hockey Fans, how can I become conversant about the sport? [more inside]
How would you write either "Little Italy" (as in the NYC neighborhood) or "Welcome to Little Italy," or "I ♥ Little Italy" with Chinese characters? [more inside]
Looking for help starting and sticking to a low carb diet! [more inside]
Can you help me find good work shoes in Albuquerque? [more inside]
How should I make my collection of pub coasters waterproof? [more inside]
The RER B trains which go to the Paris airport were severely delayed on the morning of June 6, causing me to miss my flight. I have travel delay insurance, but the insurance company requires evidence of the train delay before I can make a claim. How would I get this evidence?
OSX: I never, ever want to paste text from one application to another "with formatting." I always want to paste plain text. Is there an app or system extension I can install to cause this to be automatic across the board? [more inside]
Can you help me find this sketch that is actually about 20 smaller sketches, each corresponding to a random time of day with moment/feeling like "3:20 - Caffeine Withdrawal", "4:30 - Paranoid Feelings". I thought it was Matt Groening but I don't think it is now. Every so often I try to look for this image online but can never find it.
Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
What sorts of non-beer foods/recipes might benefit from some hops? [more inside]
I need to buy some foreign currency before I travel. Where can I buy euros or CAD that will have the best exchange rate in NYC? I've tried my bank, they have to order it (!) and it wouldn't get here in time for me to leave. Please don't suggest using an ATM or credit cards once abroad, as neither of these are an option. Ordering from an online source would be an option, so if you've had a good experience with a website, I would be open to that. Thanks.
Boat trailer advice needed! [more inside]
Job Interview Filter: "What was the funniest thing that ever happened to you at work?" What kind of answer is my potential employer looking for?
I'm completing a preliminary job interview form, and one of the questions asked is to describe the funniest situation that's ever happened at work. I know a lot of the tricks of these type of questions (when asked about your weaknesses, also explain how you compensate; when asked about your worst boss, briefly explain how you successfully managed the situation; etc.), but this one is stumping me. [more inside]
Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker? [more inside]
What GSM cell provider should I port my number to? [more inside]
I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
Cone Kitty and the search for food: How do I help my fluffy cone head manage his conehood? [more inside]
I'm looking for a dial up modem for a 64bit windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
Just moved into a new apartment with older electric service. I have a few related questions about how my wiring works, and I'd greatly appreciate your input. [more inside]
Please help me name this American set, martial arts action film. [more inside]
Hosting more than one website locally - explain to me like I'm stupid. [more inside]
Hello, I am trying to set a RSS feed using Microsoft outlook for www.reddit.com/r/programming reddit and hackernews(news.ycombinator.com). Outlook is my mail client to check my office mails. (email server using - POP3) Bu when I say Subscribe now, it it opens outlook on my windows-PC ,but gives an error as below :- "Outlook cannot download the RSS content from http://www.reddit.com/rss because of problem connecting to server. Same error occurs when I tried to subscribe to hackernews(http://news.ycombinator.com/rss as well. So something to do with Outlook settings or something? This is at office PC which is behind a router/firewall. http://news.ycombinator.com/rss 1.What is the problem here. Do I need to change some setting in outlook for this RSS feed? 2.How can i fix this to see Hackernews RSS feeds using my outlook?
I'm trying to figure out what services are good for scanning a large number of family photos. We have about 60 photo albums, some with photos marked on the back with descriptions, and we want to scan them and keep them somewhat organized so we can view and print them. So I think we have somewhere 3000 photos and I want to know if these online places do what they say on the tin, if some are better than others, etc. We are in the US, California. What services do this, and how do I make sure I get the originals back, and the photos get metadata added to them if it's there?