My sister is turning 18. Help me build an Adolescent Crisis Prep Kit! [more inside]
Save a clean copy of a marked-up PDF from Preview? (Mac OS 10.6) [more inside]
I have a prescription for Adderall XR. I'm very hungover. Should I take my Adderall as prescribed or skip a day?
I would like to move to New York City from New Mexico (my current home.) I need some thoughts and advice, particularly in terms of the move itself, and how to handle questions that may come up as I look for a job. [more inside]
I'm a university student about to graduate with honours in Arts (majoring in English). I've spent the last three years working casually as a mostly unpaid freelance journalist for several rather small online and print publications, and now that my studies have come to a close I'm looking to move into paid work. If there are any mefites who have experience as freelancers and have any advice (or jobs!) for me starting out in this business, I'd really appreciate any input at all. [more inside]
Help me find this half-remembered anecdote from what I think was a collection of famous chefs or food writers discussing their ideal meals? [more inside]
There is centennial and there is bicentennial; is there a word to desdribe the 150th anniversary of something? Thank you.
"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
Can someone refresh my memory about Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds? I'm reading Redemption Ark and a few things I feel like I should remember aren't coming back. [more inside]
Riding 100km: advice? [more inside]
Help me find a comfortable desk chair that fits my minimalist office aesthetic. [more inside]
I heard a strange poppy cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name of", and I can't find it. Any ideas? [more inside]
If I wanted to watch Fringe, what episodes should I watch If I don;t want to watch a lot of boring monster-of-the-week stuff? This list seems like a good starting point, though I'll happily include episodes that are watchable or good rather essential to the overall series mythology. For bonus points, which disks of the DVD library should I get from the video store to see the good episodes?
I want to find more books that are cerebral, unusual, and brief. [more inside]
How should I adjust a cake recipe to make it in a glass or pyrex pan rather than metal pan? [more inside]
A location scout slipped a letter through our mailslot - call him if we'd be willing to let them "rent" our house for the filming of a television show episode. I haven't called him so I don't know how much they might pay, or any other details. Have you ever done this? Is it an awful headache? I'm interested in hearing how it worked out for you.
What are some recommendations for matte, long-lasting lipstick? [more inside]
Coming soon to a theater near you: Me! Any advice for a soon-to-be hollywood extra? [more inside]
What was that board game from the '90s with the crystal ball called? [more inside]
Hypothetical post-apocalyptic usefulness of lactating women: not only the first time that particular phrase has been typed, but ALSO a question which has been bugging me for years. [more inside]
Is there a brand whose logo is a yellow equal sign in a blue square (extremely similar to the Human Rights Campaign logo) that makes backpacks? [more inside]
Nile Cruises: Does the "Oberoi Shehrayar" actually exist? [more inside]
I am trying to find the definitive warts-and-all book on Papal history. Any suggestions please?
Did I just ruin half my pots and pans? [more inside]
Just trying to remember what movie this scene is from . . . . [more inside]
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
How do carless people usually buy big box stuff in European cities? [more inside]
Posting video from a smart phone to WordPress. What are the best ways to do this? [more inside]
Women's underwear-filter: Is shapewear now a must-wear under work clothes? I want my clothes to look great but I hate the thought of feeling like a stuffed sausage all day! [more inside]
Please help this Mefite stock up her new place in DC on a budget with local and online recommendations. [more inside]
My Google-fu has failed me. Where can I buy very small, adhesive dots which I can stick to buttons/etc. to improve their usability? [more inside]
We're watching Gettysburg, which is a great education in the Civil War for our 15-year-old son. What are other great movies about battles and war?
I've got some vegetable tanned leather which I want to turn into my own made to measure sports bag. I want the bag to be white. Is there such a thing as white penetrating leather dye? [more inside]
How can I become an awesome English teacher to a foreign child? [more inside]
How do I shop online for a nice dress that someone else (my wife) will wear without notifying her? Since we started dating in college, and for a couple of years after that while we were doing what we were doing, we were never really making enough money to splurge on nice evening wear and so forth. Now, we're finally pretty financially stable, and this year for Christmas I want to get her a very nice evening gown (and some jewelry, but that's easy) for special events and so forth. The kicker is that I live pretty far away from any sort of store that could help me out with this, and any time I do get to any sort of civilization, I'm with my lovely wife and can't exactly do any surreptitious shopping. That leaves the Internet. [more inside]
Asking for a friend of a friend. He wants to remember the name of some old sci-fi TV show and we're all stumped, so I turn to the collective memories of AskMe. [more inside]
Which camera do I sell and which do I keep? Film cameras: Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko auto-s f1.4 50mm and Canon AE-1 35 mm. [more inside]
Like Shelfari or LibraryThing, but for movies? [more inside]
Is there a way to stop MetroPCS logos from posting to Facebook account when uploading photos from cel phone? [more inside]
Astronomy Filter. I have a friend who has seen (what I think to be) several meteors this year. Trouble is, they were green. Also, they weren't the usual streak across the sky, more like a Roman Candle, with no tail. What are they? [more inside]
I need a dead simple and fast way to add 200 wedding guests' mailing addresses to GMail contacts then print mailing labels from my contact list. [more inside]
I find the supposed basis and theory of rawism compelling, but would like scientific corroboration and/or analysis. What resources (books, papers, anything reputable and thoughtful) have you encountered that you'd recommend? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
Help me find a driver for the Al Gharbia region of the UAE and not get fleeced. [more inside]
Need a wireless cable modem that has a USB port for an external hard drive or printer? [more inside]
I thought a 5-speed manual always trumped an automatic for mpg, all else being equal? [more inside]
Chiropractor client wants an atlas bone in his new logo, and I need to know what percentage of the population will be grossed out by that. [more inside]
Are there any cultures that give two live cockroaches as wedding gifts? [more inside]
My brother-in-law's windows XP machine has died, with a STOP error of 7e (ooooo5).. Sometimes it also references aspi.sys. Sometimes it makes it to the 'windows' screen, then hangs there loading endlessly. I suspected a rootkit because of a virus warning before it crashed, but I downloaded a couple of Linux rescue CDs and they didn't work - spitting out a variety of error messages (couldn't mount fs, init cancelled, or just a stream of hex numbers). I've also tried safe mode with and without console - it just resets without comment. The computer is very dusty, so my next step is to open it up and reseat the components after giving them a bit of compressed air - any thoughts on other stuff I could try, or components that might be at fault? I guess the motherboard is the obvious place for a problem - plausible?
I didn't get my Eurail pass before I left. Now I have a surprise week off and I'd really like one. Will I run into any problems if I buy one, have it sent to my hometown in Canada, and have my parents send it back to me in France? I have 17 days before it needs to be in my hands. [more inside]
Latin translation filter: please help translate a building dedication from the University of Toronto’s former “Department of Household Science” [more inside]