How do I feel less COMPLETELY UNPREPARED for yoga tomorrow?
Does anyone know the actual source for the much-quoted Gandhi line, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." [more inside]
I realize this is a longshot, but would anyone happen to know the source of this image of a curious kitty? [more inside]
Please help me maintain my dignity at work. [more inside]
What is this bug (from Western India)? I have two images sent to me by a friend: one and two. The bug was photographed in Western India.
Do you trust third-party batteries for your cellphone? Specifically I'm thinking about picking up some spare batteries for the HTC Evo, but I've been a non-removable battery phone user for so long that I don't know if I really should stick to the manufacturer's branded batteries or can safely save some money and look elsewhere (like a Seidio, for example).
YANMD-filter: I've been stupid. I realized today that by inconsistently taking my SSRI I have unwittingly caused SSRI withdrawal syndrome. Now what? [more inside]
My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other. [more inside]
What is the best PDF reader for the iPad? I'm talking about speed, features, reliability, etc.
So I'm locked out of my house with a laptop, and my dogs have to pee. [more inside]
Roughly how much will it add to your yearly condo insurance premium if you disclose that you're a smoker? What would be the repercussions for not doing so? Likewise, what about the part of the form that asks if the apartment is "regularly unoccupied during the day or evening by all adult occupants in the household." Both of these were pre-filled with "no" answers, and I'm hesitant to bring it up with the insurance company until knowing a little more. I'm in Brooklyn, NY.
What are these pants (on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
Will the Germany v England game on Sunday the 27th of June be shown in Trafalgar Square? [more inside]
San Francisco Mefites: What is the best day of the week and time of day to visit Alcatraz? And the best way to do it? [more inside]
Happy Slovaks! FIFA World Cup Filter. At the end of the Slovakia vs Italy match today (June 24th), there was a lot of footage of the Very Happy Slovakian team bouncing up and down together on the field, in a circle, with their arms around each other. I'm looking for video footage of that (adorable) part of the beautiful game spectacle. My Google-fu has failed me. Can you help?
How can I sample varieties of absinthe without investing a bunch of money in guessing which bottles might meet my expectations? [more inside]
Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film? [more inside]
How should I respond to students who read emails and surf the net during a class I teach? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Hamilton, ON for the rest of the summer with a pretty lax schedule, pretty empty wallet and pretty much nobody I know. What is there to do, see and enjoy in the GTA for someone as myself? [more inside]
Tutorialfilter: Is it possible to capture "screen grabs" from the touch screen of a Xerox Workcentre 5655? [more inside]
My wife gave me a ring 2-3 years ago (while we were still dating). It's made from a New York State quarter, and silver(?) plated. About 6 months ago it started to tarnish, and now the copper from the inside of the quarter has been revealed. It's beginning to turn my skin green! Can I just take this to any jewelry shop and they can fix it up? Can it simply be replated? [Alternate solution inside] [more inside]
The history of knitted cozies around bike racks... [more inside]
Looking for the title of a foreign (Russian?) film, probably filmed mid-late 90s. What I remember of the plot: gold(?) smuggling operation, with the gold being smuggled in cigarette packs; I believe a factory or power plant was central to the plot somehow; the film was in black & white until about 2/3 through the movie, when in a crucial scene a gold cigarette was used to connect a circuit, flipping on the lights in the power plant and switching the film over to color. Help?
I need to convert a number of .PDF image files to .JPG. Any suggestions (software or otherwise, Windows) appreciated.
Are there any chigger repellents that are safe to use on dogs? All the (human) sprays I've seen do not list them as being safe for animals.
I'm looking for a good pen that I can use for sketching/rendering/etc. The main requirements: ~1mm thickness and it has to play nice with watercolors. Ideas? [more inside]
I am looking for fantasy (as in, swords and sorcery, dragons, etc) books written for adults. [more inside]
I can remember lying down in the back of station wagons and pickup trucks, but what did we do in the VW?
How did kids under 2 travel in cars before car seats were the norm, particularly on long trips? My mom recalls tots in the lap and something called a 'car bed' (got any pictures?). Would little ones get lap-belted in to prevent them from falling off the seat on corner-turns?
My Dad can't go to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, any more. Where should he spend January? [more inside]
ACK!!!! Lice? Birdlice? Random weirdness?? Have I got something???? [more inside]
How to pursue an ID Theft Affidavit when it involves family and the mentally unwell? [more inside]
Will taking beer out of the fridge skunk it? [more inside]
I currently use Remember The Milk, about 95% on the iPhone. I've been having syncing problems lately, which makes me want to find a replacement. [more inside]
When trying to boot my computer, I am getting a Grub Error 21. I have tried several methods to fix and none of them have worked. I am at wits end. [more inside]
Very much like this post, our neighbor has a very tall & a very dead tree in his yard that will almost definitely be falling on our house at some point in the future (and cause a considerable amount of damage). Large branches have already been falling in our yard. [more inside]
Arranging for a low-key brunchtime get-together in Portland, OR prior to a wedding in early Aug. and need some ideas for locations, caterers etc. for about 75 people. [more inside]
Looking for recent feedback and tips on living in Shekou, China. We're transferring there with my company, they'll take care of the relocation, visas etc. so more general feedback on living conditions and things you wish you'd known/taken with you before arriving. I've seen the 2 Ask MeFi questions on Shekou & Shenzhen, does anyone have more up to date information? [more inside]
I am a self taught artist and I don't know how to promote myself. I want to sell paintings, how do I do it? [more inside]
Did the earth move for you? (Toronto) [more inside]
What is a bone bleed, and how do I know if I should be concerned? (Bike injury details within!) [more inside]
I can't get Unicode character 0CAO -- which is a part of a popular emoticon-based meme -- to correctly display in Firefox, despite, as far as I can tell, having the necessary fonts installed on the system. A picture speaks a thousand words, so: These are my Firefox font settings. This is how this page looks in Firefox. This is how it looks in Safari. This page suggested I needed Arial Unicode MS (which appears to already be part of the Mac OS X operating system?). I also installed a Kannada font from here. No go. Any ideas? It's not so much that I really love the meme; moreso that I really detest seeing those Unicode boxes pop up everywhere on God's green Earth when the character fails to display in Firefox.
How do I do a good literature review for a research paper in philosophy? I have access to good resources, but I really want to make sure that I cover everything that's been written on the topic. How can I put myself at ease while making sure I don't miss a beat? [more inside]
I give up: please help me with my internet problems! [more inside]
meow.meow.ow in maryland: anyone have a recommendation for a great vet in maryland/dc for cat? [more inside]
My parents received a call this morning from a collection agency claiming that we had over $400 in unpaid tollway "violations." Problem is, the tollway authority had been sending the bills to a wrong address - where they lived briefly 11 years ago. Do we have any recourse? How do I verify that these claims are legitimate? [more inside]
Why would my Google Reader "Next" button (the one you can drag right onto your bookmarks toolbar) just take me to random sites every time I click it? I'm logged into my account and everything. Doesn't look like any previous questions posted here address this particular problem.
Stuck with a house that I haven't been able to sell, becoming difficult financially to maintain as a rental. Please advise (long, sorry). [more inside]
What English-language science fiction books would you recommend I teach to Japanese high school students? [more inside]
Unlocking an out of contract UK iPhone [more inside]