We want to see what is going on at our second home when we aren't around through streaming video, and also be able to check the weather (rainfall, wind, current temperature) over the internet. Where do I start? [more inside]
Adopted cat doesn't seem to be warming up to us. We've had her for about 7 months now. She doesn't like to be petted or touched and often bites very hard if Mr. Stardust or I have to do so. Can we get her used to being touched, or should we leave her alone? Further details within. [more inside]
How can I most easily and inexpensively send small holiday gifts from France to the US? [more inside]
DD-WRT transparent wireless bridging. Nothing is working, not even changing the settings by hand over telnet. (On the plus side, I've learned how to use iptables.) [more inside]
I'm seeing "No space left on device" errors on a Ubuntu (standard LAMP stack) Virtual Private Server, to which I have root access via SSH. df -i reports no shortage of iNodes, but df -h reports Size = 9.5G, Used = 869M, Avail = 0, Use% = 100%. I'm not so good at math, but those numbers don't seem to add up. I've found no reports of such errors with similar disk space reports on Google, and my usual avenues of online support have not been helpful.
WordPressFilter: Is there a way to host the public site on one domain (bar.example.com) and the admin interface on another (foo.example.com/bar)? Some serious Apache/WP wizardry needed. [more inside]
Is anyone aware of the specific elements of The German Ideology that the later Marx is said to have disavowed or been unproud of? I understand that Marx's economic understanding was developed far beyond what it was at the time of this writing due to his research on the matter, but I'm concerned about if Marx came to feel any different on the historical materialism expressed within his earlier works? I could've sworn I had saw one reference that reflected how Marx felt about his early work (specifically, The German Ideology) but I can't find it now, and I know that I couldn't trace that observation into any sort of specific elements that Marx came to disavow.
Why do cats like to pee in hats? [more inside]
Absolute horse beginner seeks carefully supervised riding experience for him & his little brother, somewhere in the Seattle area. [more inside]
I cannot believe I am blowing a question on something that most other MFr's will find so .... trite. But here I am. I need help identifying a Dr. Who episode. Of the recent variety. I suspect it will be answered within thirty seconds. [more inside]
Is a Master's required for every job in the speech/language/audiology field? [more inside]
Is there any particularly Russian shout of celebration? Like "hooray!" or "hurrah!", but more Russian?
My husband bought a new Tempur-pedic mattress/box springs set hoping to ease some back pain he's been experiencing. After only two nights, he concluded that the mattress is too soft for him to sleep comfortably, and that it only worsened his back pain. I put the set on Craigslist for about 1/5 less than we paid, but we---predictably, maybe---had no takers. It is, of course, too big for selling/shipping on e-bay. I think most people hesitate about buying used mattresses, however light the use. We could just donate the set to a thrift store, but I'd rather try to recoup some of the nearly $700 that he paid. Has anyone had a successful experience selling a mattress? If so, how did you do it? Many thanks in advance.
Looking for Paris New Years Eve ideas. [more inside]
An uninsured motorist hit my car. What are my options ? [more inside]
Wedding gift etiquette question: Should I give a gift certificate to a couple for one person's meal at a restaurant that I know the couple really wants to go to (Komi), or a gift certificate for a meal for two somewhere else, but a place that is not quite as good (Palena)? (DC-specific!) [more inside]
My grandparents were avid doll collectors. I have acquired some of their collection. I am at a loss as to how much one particular set of dolls is worth. [more inside]
How do I overcome my fear of being yelled at, and getting all disregulated when I do get yelled at? [more inside]
My relationship of 4 years is hanging on a precipice today, with the final decision left entirely in my girlfriend's hands. Even if she elects to continue, should we? [more inside]
FishFilter: I need a reliable heater for my 1 gallon bowl. I have a betta I'd like to keep warm this winter, but her water always seems to be too cold. I bought one of these Hydor Minis a while ago, but it doesn't keep the water at a stable temperature. Any suggestions? [more inside]
How to handle religious discrimination? [more inside]
What is the best way to help a TV show we love stay on the air? [more inside]
Watching last night's The Office, where the series Glee exists in the fictional universe of Dunder Mifflin, I was wondering if there are any examples of two fictional universes 'collide'? [more inside]
What are some interesting visual juxtapositions to look out for in films? [more inside]
What type of condom is best for sex between a virgin male and a virgin female with and intact hymen? Would textures help or hurt? [more inside]
Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
My firefox homepage and keyword.URL have been hijacked by "eSnips". It's incredibly persistent and resists all attempts to change. How do I kick its ass? [more inside]
I've been accumulating a few ideas for t-shirts, mostly of the silly, or sardonic sort. Among t-shirt websites that print and sell submitted designs, which tend to result in the most payola (presumably as a combination of popularity and profit-sharing arrangement)?
Digital frame arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh filter: We have the HP 1010 digital frame. Vertical pictures keep getting rotated 90 degrees to be horizontal. Help. [more inside]
I'd love to find the text of a poem online, but my google-fu fails me [more inside]
If I am trapped in a meeting or group with a co-worker who likes to hear himself talk (I mean really pontificate)...how do I go zen on it all? How do I adjust my own frustration? He sometimes has an entourage/fan club which isn't my business but I get really frustrated when stuck with him. He also tends to show up in the same small group parties I have attended. Deep breathing doesn't seem to be helping. I'm thinking about a flask of whiskey.
I found this image online, but I can't seem to find others in the series for other exercises like push-ups and leg raises and such. I'm sure they're out there, but my google-fu fails. HALP!
Is there a definitive biography of Neil Armstrong? [more inside]
The whole family is addicted to Plants vs. Zombies. The ones that can read enjoy Bookworm. What else would they enjoy? [more inside]
For the past two days, I haven't felt hungry at all. What's going on? [more inside]
How to have a smaller-than-average Christmas? [more inside]
I-Hate-the-Holidays-Filter: Help me find the photographer behind the greatest holiday card/family portraits I've ever seen...
I-Hate-the-Holidays-Filter: Help me find the photographer behind the greatest holiday card/family portraits I've ever seen... [more inside]
I have an interview at one location of a small firm, but want to find out if there are openings at their other locations. How can I tactfully do this? [more inside]
How to get my computer to acknowledge my web cam? [more inside]
For my wife: What are the best ways to find opportunities for freelance bookkeeping and accounting work? [more inside]
Anyone use cordless phones that act as room monitors? I'm bewildered by the choices... [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Any experience with Pacific Northwest College of Art? [more inside]
What are some quintessentially English, non-food items that I can easily mail back to the U.S? [more inside]
But Sir, what is x? Teaching students algebra for the first time. They keep wanting to put values in for x, and write that down. E.g. x + x = . Becomes 1 + 1 = 2, in their books. Whereas I want x + x = 2x. Does anyone have any strategies, or techniques to overcome this? [more inside]
I'm wondering whether my Dell laptop is naturally slow at this point or whether there's something weird afoot; and also, how to figure out whether I can install a solid state disk in it without much trouble? [more inside]
I know *what* an azeotrope is, but I don't really know *why* an azeotrope happens. Please enlighten me. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short story/essay written by an Irish author that involves stuttering. [more inside]
I am looking for songs to play at my wedding when everyone is being seated and waitiing but want kind of ironic indie "nonlove" love songs. [more inside]
Based on authenticity, what are the most contested paintings in museums today? [more inside]
CBS News Radio, ~30 years ago. A medical doctor did a regular column. What was his name? [more inside]