Where is the cheapest place to buy neutral grain spirit in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Firefox version of Chrome's Personal Blocklist extension. [more inside]
My partner left her favorite hat on the subway last week, and despite her valiant attempt to search the same train on the next run, she couldn't find it again. Have you seen this (style of) hat -- or any advice for finding it? Is there such a thing as an image-search for products? [more inside]
CellPlanFilter: What is the total cost after taxes, fees, etc. of adding an iPhone or Android device to a family plan on Verizon?
What kind of massage do I want to ask for? [more inside]
How might I resolve my resolution confusion? [more inside]
Recommend me a salon or hairdresser that excels at semi-unnatural hair coloring in Cambridge/Medford/Somerville/Boston Metro North-West! My life has been the stuff of bad country-westerns the past month - [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific photo of a cat that I found on Flickr a few years ago. It was an orange cat with a lion cut, sitting up. He may or may not have been sticking out his tongue. It was a scanned Polaroid, with a blue background. Does anyone remember seeing this? [more inside]
The sitcom Mork and Mindy is a spinoff from the sitcom Happy Days. What makes Mork and Mindy seem unique among spinoffs is the fact that it, or more precisely its central character (Mork), is spun off from a single episode of the original program. Can you think of other examples of spinoff sitcoms that derive from a single episode of another show?
How to politely bring up money to a friend before I work for free? [more inside]
On a walk through the alley behind my apartment building, I discovered a beautiful vintage vinyl-upholstered bar next to the dumpster, abandoned by some craigslist-averse neighbor. Unfortunately, it appears to have absorbed several gallons of this morning's downpour. There are a few tears in the vinyl, and the foam beneath is saturated- ditto for the plywood shelves. Is it salvageable? Should I try to use a hairdryer, or will that only hasten the development of dry rot?
We've recently moved to Portland Oregon and are looking to ditch our bank for a credit union. There seems to be a good few out there and are looking for recommendations. Who's worth going to check out in further detail?
Which wastes more energy, heating water at the tap, or on the stove? [more inside]
I'm about to start a 5 month internship in France, I'm leaving next week, and my visa hasn't been processed yet. What should I tell customs? [more inside]
How much CO2 emissions result from cigarette smoking? Could aggregate cigarette smoking worldwide be considered to have an effect on global warming?
I'm visiting a special collection/archive in a university library. Will a digital camera offer a viable means of capturing data? [more inside]
My beloved CD/DVD player (a five-disc carousel model) conked out last night after eight years of faithful service. I'd like to get one with much the same functionality to replace it, but apparently things have changed drastically in the home video market since 2003. Who knew? Help me figure out what kind of machine I need to buy. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good medical alert system? [more inside]
My computer doesn't seem to recognize attached hardware in Windows XP mode under Windows 7. [more inside]
I've never ice skated in my life. In a week, I'm starting lessons, in the eventual hope of learning how to play hockey and joining a club league down the line. I am 39, 6'3" and around 250 pounds. My exercise regimen is walking/running 4-5 times a week, 3-5 miles at a time. I have questions, as a total novice to on-ice sports of any kind:
- What is going to frustrate me the most?
- What is going to hurt the most (and how do I treat it?)
- What's the most important thing to remember, so I don't get frustrated?
How does it affect an author’s first week sales if you preorder their book and it ships/is delivered before the release date? [more inside]
How much does the corporate tax rate really affect jobs? [more inside]
Ton of books + unused corner in totally sweet loft = book harem! I'd like to put together a space for up to 4 people to hang out, read, write, meditate, or generally just relax. Help me design & accessorize it! [more inside]
The group that works right outside my office are chain smokers. After the first smoke break of the day, my office reeks of menthol cigarettes. Any ideas on how to solve this? I'm willing to try anything at this point. [more inside]
After putting 176,000+ miles on my 2005 Ford Taurus, I'm in the market for a new car. My 2 previous cars have been a Mercury Sable and another Ford Taurus. I think I'm done with sedans for the time being and want something different. What kind of car should I buy? [more inside]
Sorry if this seems repetitive of other threads about home phone, VoIP, etc. I've read those, but my special snowflake situation is this: [more inside]
Calling all Librarians! I am in need of your superpowers. :-) I can not remember the title and author of my favorite childhood story book. I have a one-year-old son who absolutely loves reading. It would mean so much to me to share these with him. Please help! [more inside]
Help me think of the name of a film I'm not clear about because I didn't see it: I think it came out in the 70s or 80s, and contained no dialogue because it was set around the dawn of humanity before speech developed.
I'd like to rent a sag-wagon, and a sag-wagoneer, for a bike trip inside a national forest. Where do I start? [more inside]
You've met someone who could, in many, many ways, be the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. What do you do if the timing is off? [more inside]
Mass-installing fonts onto an XP machine when each font is enclosed in its own folder. [more inside]
Another kidney stone question... from a female [more inside]
I am getting married soon, and for my reception I'd like to set up an easy system for my friends and family to send me all of the photos that they took during the day. My friends in the past used a shared flickr account, giving the password away so everyone could log into the account and upload the photos. I'm wondering if any mefites have a better solution out there. [more inside]
So, we wrote a song that got a few million views on YouTube. [more inside]
Ski-ing/ snow-shoeing Whistler as a day-trip from Vancouver - is this do-able or crazy? Is Cypress Mountain a reasonable alternative? [more inside]
Better-looking scatterplot using data from an OpenOffice calc spreadsheet? [more inside]
What techniques do you use to affect positive change in your life? [more inside]
Judaism Filter: Is there a principle or law that Jewish people who keep kosher must also avoid appearing not to keep it? What is it called? [more inside]
Traveling during March to North Carolina, Crystal Coast/Southern Outer Banks region, from NYC metro area. Instead of inland, though, we're taking the coastal route (Rts 13/17 south of Philly) with an overnight stay in Delaware. Looking for non-chain restaurants, hiking, history/science, and the cheaper end of antiquing. [more inside]
In Firefox, how can I get my bookmarklet to open a link in a new tab? [more inside]
Can someone recommend me some science philosophy please.. [more inside]
Which animal would win a race between a cheetah or a utahraptor? Please help my six-year-old son learn even more about dinosaurs. [more inside]
Seeking a makeup refresh and can't decide what to get with a budget of $100. [more inside]
Is it really necessary to get teeth cleanings and dental checkups? [more inside]
How can I help my female relative who lives far away from me (NV) and is married to someone who is becoming a hoarder? [more inside]
I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
Help me understand financial partnership in marriage. Snow flurries within. [more inside]
CANADIAN CONTENT FILTER: What are some recent (released in the last six months) cool kickass CANADIAN party rockers? (Music, that is) [more inside]
Images hosted by imgur won't load for me. [more inside]