I very likely just ingested the tip of a plastic fork tine. Should I go draw up a will today, or wait until tomorrow? [more inside]
How do I connect a wireless guitar to a Xbox 360? [more inside]
How should list undergraduate classes with long/unusual names on a resume that I am using for applications to economics PhD programs? [more inside]
I had carpets installed on monday. Some ripples have appeared since then. Is this is indicative of faulty workmanship, or something that should calm down over time?
Asking for a friend: Where can he buy/find/listen to/download the song "Waco" by Timberline Rose from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? [more inside]
I'd like to upgrade my home computer to be able to run Revit, but I'm a complete n00b for anything having to do with looking under the hood of my computer and switching out/augmenting hardware. Please help me figure out what components I've got currently, what I need to upgrade, and what potential conflicts will arise. [more inside]
Why are the Phantom slow-mo cameras so expensive? [more inside]
In celebration of our 20th anniversary on Friday, Mrs COD and myself will be leaving the teenagers at home while we spend the weekend at a B&B in Kilmarnock VA. We plan to take the ferry over to Tangier Island on Saturday. Is anybody familiar enough with Kilmarnock to recommend restaurants for dinner, or which of the options on Tangier will deliver the best lunch? I know it's not a big town, that was the point. This is a quiet getaway and eat good seafood kind of weekend. Neither of us are up for the summer crowds of VA Beach or DC. Thanks!
I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now?
I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now? [more inside]
Condo roof is leaking into my top floor unit. Has anyone experienced this issue and can offer any advice? [more inside]
BABY NAMES! *pistols fire in air* Yes, I'm that
desperate curious to come up with a name for my daughter that I'm asking the internet. Can you help me name mah baby? [more inside]
How to make Mint.com work for me? / Screen shot of whole webpage in IE8? [more inside]
How do I make MS Word (2008, for Mac) actually remove the author information when I save a document as a pdf? I am submitting a paper for blind review but can't expunge the author info. [more inside]
Help me identify a radio comedy about drunk children at a holiday party. About three or four years ago, I was listening to the radio during the holiday season (Nov-Dec), and I heard the funniest (fictional) story I've ever heard, and have never been able to locate the source. [more inside]
My cat will be going through some life transitions soon and I have a couple of quick questions about using Feliway. [more inside]
What cool t-shirts are printed on American Apparel (2011 update)? [more inside]
Where should we go to eat in London? We are interested in experiencing something different/quirky and not outrageously expensive but we don't need to cheap out either. We'll probably try Babalou which existed as a vegetarian restaurant when we lived in London but has now changed hands and name. [more inside]
Woodworking filter: I need to seal a leak in a wooden vessel but whatever I use needs to be both food safe and high temperature resistant. [more inside]
Museum stores and art print retailers (e.g. art.com) sell reproductions of art in many forms. These include archival-quality prints, postcards, coffee mugs, t-shirts and so on. But sometimes I see a painting in a museum and I can't find any reproductions of it. What determines which pieces of art are available for reproduction and at what price? [more inside]
Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
Name that movie, indie film edition. [more inside]
WTF, gizzards? Why have you turned that color? (And, of course: can I eat you?) [more inside]
How do I keep a whole chicken submerged while boiling? [more inside]
I remember how devastated I was when my favorite perfume was discontinued back in the 1990s. It was brought back for a limited time last year, but I don't want to go searching on eBay once I finish the bottle I bought then. Is there an online perfume resource that can suggest scents that are similar, or at least something with the same notes?
I'd like to make a birthday donation for my mother that supports civic enhancement issues in Detroit (historic preservation, greenbelt development for example) - what organization would make good use of my donation? [more inside]
PianoFilter: can you help place my fingers for this score? [more inside]
A question about adult autism anger management issues in a housemate context. [more inside]
My Palm Pre recently gave up the ghost 2 years into a 3 year contract with Bell Canada. I'd like to get a new Android phone with a good physical keyboard and a touchscreen. I'm not looking for specific phone suggestions, but places to do research: How do I know what models will work with bell, can I buy them away from bell and then use them with my existing plan, what sites have reliable reviews and what are just churning them out for a quick turnover. [more inside]
I am buying a house that has full English ivy covering the stucco on the house. I want to hear from folks that have ivy on your house or have had ivy on your house what it takes to care for it and if there's anything you wish you had known about it before you got it. The house is in Southern California, so there will be year round growth I assume. [more inside]
I was the asker of this question. I did end up losing my job, but thanks to your advice, moving on has been a lot less painful than I feared. Now I have a question about how to explain to potential new employers a) the circumstances of the termination, and b) my reasons for leaving the practice of law. [more inside]
What are some of the best websites for getting pictures and prints from around Cincinnati? [more inside]
What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards? Crossfire setup question inside. [more inside]
ISO a simple, inconspicuous backpack. [more inside]
IN which work does the Roman historian Livy state that the Roman empire started to decay when cooks acquired celebrity status? [more inside]
The Hubs and I are driving to Milwaukee today to watch the Brewer's game at 1pm. I'm told it will be done by 4:30. After that we want to hang out in Milwaukee a bit and have dinner before driving back to Chicago. Neither of us know all that much about Milwaukee besides where the baseball stadium is. I would like to do something even mildly interesting and/or unique and/or tasty. What would YOU do?
How to deal with unpaid and non-contracted design work showing up on the net? The work was created based on the promise of a contract coming in any day. [more inside]
I bought a pair of glasses and the lenses have been very poorly fitted, if the opticians give me hassle, is it possible to get MasterCard to force them to refund me? [more inside]
I want to learn about programming and making websites. Where to start, and how to proceed from there? [more inside]
I'm looking for a comic book series/graphic novel of a very dark world where the villains have taken over and the heroes (who were clearly analogs of very well known Marvel and DC characters with relatively minor shifts in their names/powers/costumes/etc. ) were being hunted down. [more inside]
What are these bugs in my wooden chest that eat paper (and cat toys)? How can I get rid of them for good? [more inside]
My sister and I have been talking about a roadtrip to Roswell, for years and in a few weeks we're finally doing it. Now that our flights are booked we realize there's a lot more to do in New Mexico. Where do we start? [more inside]
After 3 weeks on 75 mg of zoloft (previously was on 50 mg) the side effects are helping with my intense anxiety. In fact, I'm pretty apathetic. I'm also having difficulty sleeping and then difficulty waking up, to the point that I slept well into the afternoon today (very unusual for me). I find myself clenching my jaw and rather jittery. And I feel strangely separated from reality, as if I'm in a fog. As hard as it is to fall asleep I feel like I'm fighting sleep all day. Has anyone experienced these symptoms but stayed on the medication and found that they were able to stabilize?
How can I get my Mac to automatically reconnect to a VPN if the connection drops? [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about the origin of the phrase "they're coming in a little yellow van with square wheels" (and variations on this) to refer to being taken away to a mental asylum? [more inside]
If you arrive early for a table reservation, is there a chance you can get the table then, or do you necessarily have to wait? In other words, have you booked a particular table which, if free, could be given to you? Is showing up early by 10 or 20 minutes rude or preferred? [more inside]
Kingdom of Fungi. Do people who live in the Pacific Northwest have more yeast infections, mold in their houses, and mushrooms in their woods?
Any reviews/comparisons between hair dye brands "Crazy Color", "Directions" and "Punky Color" Specifically which lasts the longest [more inside]
Systems architect in NYC with a steady 45 hr/wk job. Two kids, one more on the way. I need to earn more money. A raise is not on the horizon, and similar jobs at other companies pay about the same. I'm thinking of moonlighting. Anyone else been in this situation? Have you had success finding side gigs, where'd you find them and how did it work out?