My computer (Macbook pro 4,1) has a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus. Can it use a hard drive that has a speed of 3gb/s? [more inside]
Two PCs, one Windows XP, one 7, would need to transfer file from one to the other on occasion, nothing big. Know a free solution that won't expire on me? [more inside]
My birthday is on the 18th and I plan on taking Monday off to make it a long weekend. But that happens to be the weekend of Carmageddon. Which, if you don’t live near Los Angeles, is when all hell will break loose because 10 miles of freeway will be closed for a Saturday and a Sunday. Truly the end of the world. [more inside]
Is there some way to transfer text messages from a blackberry to my mac in either Word or PDF format? Thanks.
New York State Law: Why would a self-proving affidavit be rejected by the probate court, and what can be done about it?
My father passed away in February, and left a very simple will - a 50/50 split between my sister and myself. His estate is very small, so we are trying to keep legal fees down as much as possible. The will and supporting documentation have been submitted to the NY probate court. One of the probate clerks is objecting to an irregularity in the self proving affidavit that's holding up the whole process. (The will itself seems to be sound.) Somehow this affidavit was screwed up by the notary. [more inside]
Does anyone make a super-lightweight LCD monitor? [more inside]
What are some foreign-language terms for things that involve the name of another country or culture? [more inside]
Do I have the right to enforce my copyright on product photos taken whilst employed by the manufacturer?
What are my rights regarding photos taken of a company's products while I was employed there? [more inside]
How can I edit simple music tracks on a PC laptop without spending a fortune? I have pretty good working knowledge of music notation software (mainly Sibelius) but am looking for something that I can use with my Zoom H2 Digital Recorder to multi-track ideas using live instruments and have absolutely no idea what I need. HELP?! [more inside]
What might be a good source of income for my independent mother? [more inside]
The lock on the rear, passenger-side door on my 99 Honda Civic is broken. Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
My son is 8 years old. I am considering giving him (OK, us) a new gaming console. I don't know which one is best. That's because I am technologically unaware. Which console would you recommend? [more inside]
Help needed for a friend who is experiencing intermittent pain in his rib cage. [more inside]
I have recently become the defacto sysadmin for a number of Ubuntu machines, and it has become painfully obvious that I don't really know what I'm doing. Can you recommend resources for me to better understand how Linux works? Please note that I am not at all interested in this for its own sake, but only because I need to know this to be able to do the fun parts of my job. [more inside]
Northern California filter: I'm going to be spending the next 2-4 weeks in the San Francisco bay area with my 8-year-old son. We'll be free every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and I need ideas for places to take him and adventures to have together. [more inside]
Recommendations please! What is the current sweet spot, value-wise, for a "ruggedized" point-and-shoot camera? [more inside]
Am I a fool for considering a used Honda with over 200k miles? [more inside]
Help me discover my own city! Looking for unique things to do in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [more inside]
Using OS X, is it possible to show a photo in my live iSight video stream? (not using iChat) [more inside]
What are some ways I could incorporate Studio Ghibli films into the writing class I'll be teaching this Fall? [more inside]
Geometry question -> Determine X and Y from distance along a straight line, or, how do I find the lengths of A and B if I know the length of C and the ratio of A to B in a right triangle? [more inside]
Fun in Rochester/Buffalo/Toronto in the winter ? [more inside]
HouseMusicFilter: I'm looking for the name of a house song/sample from the early 90's in which there are no words (to my memory) and where the beat goes "BOOM BOOM beep beep beep" for pretty much the entirety of the song. If the song is in 4/4, then the "BOOMs" are on the 1 & 2 beats, and the three "beeps" are a triplet across the 3 & 4 beats. [more inside]
1) All of my chocolate cookie recipes yield cookies that are gooey and soft and wonderful just out of the oven, but not as wonderful once they (inevitably) cool and become crusty and hard. What's the key to keeping cookies soft and moist? 2) A recipe calls for self-raising flour but all I have is all-purpose flour. Is there a way to turn the latter into the former, or do I need to make a run to the store?
Inflatable kids pool - best way to warm the water and keep it clean over a long weekend. [more inside]
Tasty recipes using chicken stock please? [more inside]
How can I use Excel to automatically calculate the average of the best two of three results? [more inside]
Where can I buy loose moissanite stones in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
Help me choose a new laptop [more inside]
How to attach polymer clay to a tin? [more inside]
Is there a name for this style of painting? [more inside]
Friend signed a July 1 lease on a condo. Found out today that the owner is prohibited by the condo association from renting to her. Movers are scheduled for July 7. Now what? [more inside]
Wife : husband :: mistress : ? [more inside]
Trying to get the appropriate form of Latin for a motto. The intent in English is along the lines of "better capability (or purchasing), through better understanding (science / research or knowledge)". Google has not been my friend here providing forms which don't translate back into English correctly. [more inside]
What did I see during a crazy thunderstorm last night? [more inside]
Mandelbrot set energy computation across radically different classes of computing hardware [more inside]
Apartment hunting in Tulsa. We're tired of the Alaskan winters and are contemplating a move to Tulsa this fall. We've got a couple of friends in the area and a job that is lined up (downtown area) but we don't know what areas of the city to look for apartments/houses. We've heard good things about Broken Arrow, but not much else. We'd like to be close to shopping, entertainment, biking/walking trails, and preferably a dog park nearby. We'd like to avoid horrible traffic if possible but don't mind a longish commute if necessary.
I am looking for one single book, perhaps a college-level read (not much higher), that explains the case for atheism. I'm not looking for any 'new atheist books', though I have enjoyed them -- especially Harris. I have read Bertrand Russell as well. I have a few atheist friends but do not want to talk to them about this as I am a Christian and don't want to give them the impression that I want to change them or judge them. I just want more exposure to it in a sincere and kind fashion without short bumper sticker like explanations. (BTW, I don't look at my friends as "Hey, here come my 'atheist' friends! But mainly here comes "Bob" and "Joe". I just don't think it is right to bug them about their positions or lack thereof. <--Not sure how to state that.) Thanks in advance for your book recommendation.
Help me identify this (French) Rilke poem. Details within. [more inside]
Is there a Sandman story depicting the end of the universe? [more inside]
Wife and I will be in KC (Excelsior Springs) over the 4th. We've heard some "meh" reviews about the food of the place we're staying at, so we may need alternatives. What restaurants in the KC metro area will be open on the holiday?
A question about cellular networks and deployed cellular technology in the US. [more inside]
Help! I just accidentally ran over a rabbit's nest with my lawn mower. I didn't hurt any of them, but about four or five baby rabbits scattered into the woods, obviously scared to death. I've found a couple of them and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
I run a small website for a sport I enjoy and am passionate about - traffic is good (at least I'm happy) and in the last few weeks I've been starting to get some press coverage. All good so far... A PR company have asked me to submit a 'media pack' - I have no idea what that is, or what might be included in there - I have asked the contact, but I'm thinking I should try and get ahead of the game. [more inside]
Tent camping in The Everglades next weekend. AmInuts? Have you done this before - camped in the wet season? What should I expect, or should I drop the idea? [more inside]
When should calculators be used in math class? What are good criteria for determining if a calculator should be used on a given set of problems?
Looking for training videos & resources designed for older generations to familiarize them with basic Internet skills including checking email, using web searches, and how to avoid various scams and be web safe. [more inside]