I'm a college student and I would like to begin cooking for myself in earnest next year. I love East Asian and spicy dishes, but I have limited time and resources (shared kitchen with 7). How can I be the least wasteful while still enjoying yummy healthy food? [more inside]
I have some plants I need to identify. In Toronto. [more inside]
Vancouver, BC Filter: I'm moving out of the country in 3 days. Help me find a place to donate my potted plants. [more inside]
Prompted by the recent Harlan Ellison thread I was reminded of a short story which I think was his in which a depressed and suicidal man freaks out an armed carjacker by threatening to kill him in an accident and leaves him trembling on the median. It was called something like "The More Dangerous Weapon". Google-fu is getting me to nowheresville. Can anyone help? Maybe it's not Ellison...
We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
What is the best/safest/most efficient way to send money from England to Peru, Ecuador and Mexico? What's the best international bank in Peru/Ecuador? What are the best travelers checks? [more inside]
Looking for a specific magic card trick video I saw once... help me find it? Guy passes one card invisibly from one hand to the other. [more inside]
I've been skipping meals. Help me knock it off and be healthy. [more inside]
I missed a call and don't have call display. *69 doesn't work. Can I find out who called? [more inside]
Please help me track down a childhood favourite book, about a miniature crystal cat that speaks to a lonely girl? [more inside]
I need recipes for hearty soups, veggie preferred. [more inside]
Too many local bike shops! Please help me choose one. [BayAreaFilter] [more inside]
I have been with my girlfriend for what will be 4 months total as of October 4th. Still feels like the “honeymoon” period. Though, neither of us have had the best lives, so meeting each other was a blessing to say the least. Life changing in a lot of ways. The only issue that seems to ever come up doesn't even directly relate to us or our relationship. It's her one friend of 3 years. [more inside]
Beer recommendations for somebody who's not much of a beer drinker? [more inside]
I'm baking whoopie pies and I don't have marshmallow fluff. Can I just melt marshmallows instead? In microwave or on the stove?
I think I'm going to get my son an iPod Touch for his tenth birthday, but we're accident-prone people, and I know he'll also need a rugged case to take his tiny abuse. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
How can I troubleshoot this MAC PRO G5 problem? It's very slow, can't change system preferences, can't boot from second drive to run Disk Utility, the Dock is gone, five minutes to open a file... [more inside]
Why do people say, "Can I come with" and "Do you want to go with"? That "with" hanging on the end of that sentence has always driven me crazy. I heard it twice last night on television. Isn't there supposed to be a noun or pronoun following that preposition? Is ending a sentence this way a regional thing? If it's grammatically acceptable, then why does it sound so utterly awkward to my ear?
What is bar lime? Is it the same as Rose's Lime Cordial? [more inside]
I've long wowed friends by pulling my amazing FoldzFlat pen out of my wallet. But it just ran out of ink. Now that the cheap plastic ones have been discontinued, I don't want to pony up $25 for a metal one that's not even refillable. Is there an alternative? [more inside]
The household is throwing a small-ish cocktail party next week, and I've prepared a few homemade syrups and flavored vodkas for the occasion. Help me make the best use of them? [more inside]
What's the difference between Fair Trade Certified coffee and Starbucks Shared Planet coffee? [more inside]
I'm in the Bay Area, supposed to fly to New York tomorrow morning. For the past few days I've had moderately crappy sinus congestion. What can I do to make the flight as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
What does this legalese really mean? [more inside]
Beating colds: quercetin that combines high bioavailability and reasonable cost? [more inside]
My geeky, standup and improv-performing friend is turning 50 today. I'm supposed to bring a joke to his party. I got nothing. Any suggestions?
TorontoFilter: Which subway station should I meet my family at? [more inside]
Who coined, "Write what you know"? [more inside]
My friend is turning 30, and I want to get him a really special bottle of single-malt Scotch. I would appreciate your help with a recommendation. I have a few ideas inside. [more inside]
this isn't homework filter, I promise: what is the cosine of 30?
can you stream barclays premier league football games in the united states for free? [more inside]
What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
Help me remind forgetful students (i.e. parents) of weekly lesson. Google Calendar and Gmail in place. Now, how to get reminders sent to them automatically? [more inside]
Is it possible for someone to hack into my Wii if I connect it to the Wifi network in my house? I really want to watch streaming Netflix movies on my Wii console, but my family insists that if I connect the Wii people will be able to hack into their Wii accounts and see all of their Wii Fit data like birthdays and weight.
I'm an undergraduate applying for a semester-long study-abroad program. I have to write my application essay both in English and in French. Would it be appropriate for me to ask one of my French professors to help me proofread the French version of my essay before submitting it? [more inside]
TranslationFilter, I was wondering if anyone could translate three kanji characters. I've asked around, and haven't found anyone, so I decided to turn to you guys hoping that someone would be able to. [more inside]
Have a Dell Studio Laptop, having problem with touchpad mouse... [more inside]
I just had an interview, and I know standard post-interview procedure is to send in an email thanking them for the opportunity. But ... I don't have my interviewer's contact info. In fact, when I asked for an email address at the end of the interview in case I had more questions and so on, his reply was "Best go through your HR contact; they'll pass on anything relevant." What should I do - should I send a thank-you note to HR? Send a note and ask them to pass it on? No thank-you note? [more inside]
Is it possible to get tickets for the Arsenal Shakhtar versus Donetsk game on October 19 at Emirates Stadium? I'll be in London for a few days around then and noticed the fixture. Any idea of how much they will cost? If not that game are there other Premier League or good Football League Championship games in London where midweek tickets might be possible to get?
A friend of mine who is an intelligent, hard worker, is looking for a job. She's been applying for a while, and I was truly surprised that she hasn't had an offer yet (academic post-docs) - until I saw her CV/ resume. It is not at ALL well-written. [more inside]
I'm running a photobooth rental company, and need a new on-site dye-sub printer. I want one with fast prints and high capacity. I'd also like reasonable price (<$1000), and no tear-off strips on the prints. I've seen a few, but I'd love to hear people's experiences and recommendations. [more inside]
My adult life has been split between art (performing arts) and non-profit administration (major donor fundraising). I'm now approaching a point where I want to merge the two and create my own arts nonprofit. My intent is to start small. I guess I'm hoping to split half my time as a fundraiser/grantwriter/administrator and half my time running the program. Am I crazy? I dont think this thing will officially launch before the next year or two, so please pretend this will happen in a decent economy. I think I have a good service to provide, access to strong potential boardmembers, etc. Thanks, hive.
Tell me what this weird sugar art/baking device is! [more inside]
Microphone adaptor for Samsung phone - difficulty: in the UK. [more inside]
I am currently researching a particular speech of Dr.Kwame Nkrumah for an oratory module on my Degree course and wondered if any one could advise me on how to locate (online/hard copy) a transcribed copy of the Motion of Destiny speech given by the man himself in July 1953 in Ghana.
Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
I've got several trips to the UK coming up. I typically only travel with my 3G iPad, and while the last few trips I've been lucky in finding wifi, I'm considering trying to get the iPad's data service working. Anyone have recommendations for a prepaid data SIM that I can use with my iPad in the UK (requires a microSIM, not a normal SIM)?
How much crying is too much? (aka Help me speak to my boyfriend, please?) [more inside]
Should I format my new external hard drives for OS X? [more inside]