How can I find out if a CD is enclosed with a book, if I have the ISBN number? Is there a web resource for ISBN inquiry that would give such info with physical details of the book. [more inside]
I'm currently in Shanghai, is the Japanese fallout a threat? [more inside]
How can I help Japan when I am broke :( [more inside]
With the recent announcement that Microsoft will no longer be making Zune players, can anyone recommend a Windows based personal media player with an internal memory of AT LEAST 30GB that supports audio (mp3, FLAC, wma), video (wmv, mp4) and podcast subscriptions? Recommendations for a new media player/software to manage all that stuff would be helpful as well. (I'm just going to cut the Zune cord entirely when my current player finally gives out). Please note, I do not want an iPod or iTunes.
I've recently started working out regularly, have been happily motivated and enjoying myself, and have run into a major snag: ovulation makes me so tired that I don't want to move at all. Please help me figure out how to maintain my exercise routine when my body doesn't want to cooperate! [more inside]
First-time computer user seeks laptop! Help me buy my mother a PC with webcam in the sub-$800 range. [more inside]
Recommend a kick-ass alarm clock that: doesn't use batteries, has a not-unpleasant alarm sound, looks not-ugly and is under $30. [more inside]
Sold my PS3 on eBay. Buyer received it today and reports it has the red light of death (won't turn on). What now?!? [more inside]
This is my dream table: Simple, classy, sturdy and inexpensive. My problem: I want it in an unusual size (long and narrow, almost like a console table [5-6 feet long, 18 inches wide]). Any suggestions? [more inside]
Moving to San Francisco for work in June, when should we look for an apartment? We can fly down for a weekend in April or May, or we can look once we get there and stay at a hotel/hostel in the meantime. What's going to be the best way to find a good place? We want to live in the city.
I greatly desire a tablet, but am kind of over Apple. Are the Android tablets any good? [more inside]
Can one sell a chemical over the internet if its not a precursor to meth or an ingredient in explosives? What regulatory and legal issues are there? [more inside]
I need help with a Facebook project: printing out a friend's engagement announcement with all the congratulatory comments that follow. [more inside]
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
Female introverts in popular culture? [more inside]
Hellboy and BPRD: Help me buy their collected stories in order? [more inside]
In past years you've recommended apple and cherry dessert recipes for my apple- and cherry-loving nieces. At this year's Swan family Easter do it's my dad's turn to be spoiled, and he loves blueberries. What special blueberry dessert recipes can you recommend?
Which doctor do I look for regarding throat issues? [more inside]
I picked up a blueberry iBook as a freebie from a neighbor. My toddler is more than thrilled - he loves Mom and Dad's laptops and won't leave them alone. The fake toy computer we tried wasn't enough for him, he wanted the real thing. So now that I have it, what can I do with it to make it the best baby computer I can create? [more inside]
Is my Accord's transmission broken? [more inside]
Manchester, UK band mural identification. On a recent trip to Manchester I came across this image of a band on a wall on High St near Thomas St. I'm curious as to the name of the band. Here is a link to the google streetview which, unfortunately, shows a different mural.
What will our experience be like in sending our kids to a French-immersion school? [more inside]
I'm looking for books on anarchist history. Topics may include: Kronstadt, The Paris Commune, The Spanish Civil War, Haymarket Square, or anything that seems thematically appropriate. Academic tests are good, and so are rigorous non-academic tests. I realize this is a serious niche market, but does anyone have any favorites?
I'm a consultant. The worst part of my job is writing tons of documents. If I outline the ideas and edit the final product myself, can I outsource the writing part? How would I do that? [more inside]
Weight lifters/sedentary employees; after a lower-back injury, did you ever feel the same? [more inside]
Mom's sick. I don't live in the United States and haven't for sometime. I don't know how stuff works there in terms of health care. [more inside]
Can I use A Windows emulator on Mac OS to copy large files to a FAT32 drive (and thereby avoid the error code 0)? [more inside]
Gmail question: Is there a way to set up a script to auto-respond to an email with included attachments? I asked a guy if I could send him my resumé and cover letter so he can circulate to relevant people at a staff meeting tomorrow, but he hasn't responded and I cannot be sure I will be awake to get his response before the meeting. It seems that it would be a faux pas to send them blindly after asking for his go-ahead. If this is possible, is there a way to do it only if a specific person emails you, or will it have to be an automatic response to anyone who emails me during this period?
How can I find the original submitter of a blocked (due to copyright) YouTube video? [more inside]
What on Earth is going on with this video of a woman on a pink bed in her jammies making creepy symbols and signs?
What are some shows like Whose Line is it Anyway? [more inside]
I think I have a really bad fear of intimacy. Been working on it but could do with more books or guidance. [more inside]
I'm going to Mexico City, Puebla and surrounding areas this week with some friends. I'll have a car for part of the trip. There are tons of great general tips and recs in old askme questions. What I'm interested in are the more ephemeral activites - any good shows, sporting events, other events, tours I need to book in advance, etc., coming up while I'm going to be there? (travel details inside). [more inside]
Math/Optics: How can I derive the focal length of a lens from the magnification percentage of an image? [more inside]
Piano sheet music for "I and Love and You", Avett Brothers [more inside]
I recall reading somewhere about a 19th century American law whereby a child born in the US would be a citizen only if the father was a citizen and the child was male. It applied either to all non-whites or to only asians. I can't seem to find this anywhere. . . probably because I can barely remember the details! Does this ring a bell for anyone?
Companies with lifetime warranties? [more inside]
What would you do if your landlord was also your friend and client, and had violated all three relationships, all at one time? [more inside]
How do I open this %$&@! car toy? [more inside]
I want to order prescription sunglasses online. Looking at Zenni Optical right now. The frames I like seem to have a minimum PD of 64. Mine is 62. How much difference does a couple digits make? Can I order 64s and have them be usable for driving? Or do I need to pick different frames? [more inside]
Greetings, there was a cover of The Cure's Just Like Heaven on YouTube, sang by a girl. It was a slow version, beginning with a line of vocals, before the guitar swooped in. She used a Samson G-Track mic. I listened to it once before it disappeared. I do not remember her name and the video is gone. It was great. I want to hear it again. And again. Anyone remembers?
I'd like to send aid to Japan, but I'm not sure where to donate. Suggestions? Thanks! [more inside]
Plenty of people are using .es (Spain) domain names for sites unrelated to Spain, but is this safe? According to nic.es, "Any individual or legal entity with interests in or ties to Spain has the right to acquire the domain.". Even at a stretch, I can't claim that for the domain/site I have in mind (I'm in the UK; site would be international but initially English only), it's purely about constructing a gimmicky English phrase (yeah, I'm not generally a huge fan of that kind of thing). [more inside]
french language filter: name of song on france bleu perigord sun 13 march 5.40 am I've posted a minute of the last bars here http://writethinkplay.blogspot.com/ or if someone could translate for me into french that I was listening to the song on france bleu perigord at 5.40 am sunday 13 march, and would like to know the name of it. The song that played just after it was Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. merci for any help
I want to track my runs without expensive fancypants equipment, but how? [more inside]
In Boardwalk Empire, episode 3, what's the incredibly obscene Yiddish phrase used by the dying gangster? [more inside]
Using FireFox, can I search the link text (the URL) on a given page instead of the anchor text? [more inside]
After having drainage and a sump pump installed in our basement, we’ve noticed an unusually large amount of groundwater being pumped out into the connecting dry well. We’d like to determine the source of this water, but, as usual, there are some unusual details…. [more inside]
Can any one tell me how I can get a hold of this. Either on disc or online? "Tresor Berlin: The Vault & the Electronic Frontier"
So, I used Lush henna on my hair about a year ago. It has taken that long for it to grow out and now only my ends remain the henna-d color. My roots are beginning to gray so I have a box of semi-permanent hair color I'd like to use but I'm afraid of what will happen to then ends if I use it. Is it safe?