I've been forced to take a break from running due to peroneal tendonitis (developed during week 6 of the Couch to 5K program). Can you give me some ideas for alternative types of exercises that will not aggravate the peroneal tendon? I plan to try biking, but I'm wondering what other options are out there. I do not have access to a pool. Thanks!
Rounding out my summer syllabus: Favorite studies, statistics, theories, essays, short stories, comics, poetry and other short readings about television? [more inside]
What's the cheaper alternative to Apple's 24" Cinema Displays? [more inside]
Help me with tips on better flash photography, please? [more inside]
I heard a retro song by a female R&B/Pop artist on Pandora and now can't remember any identifying details. Help? [more inside]
I recently received these antique postcards from a friend (with no explanation) and I'd like to know what exactly they are. They're of Soviet/Eastern European origin and seem to relate to radio somehow. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short sci-fi story that has eluded me for some time. [more inside]
Is it possible to find a good "renaissance man/jack of all trades" Legal adviser for my real-world questions/grown-up decision making? [more inside]
Looking for the best non-Kennedy Space Center location to watch the STS-132 launch. [more inside]
How can I make a very hard mattress softer without buying a new one? [more inside]
Should I defer law school? The aftermath of this question
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Thomas Mallory's La Morte D'Athur has a french spelling for its title. Was Mallory's story originally written in french, old french, or middle english, or something else. If it was written in middle english, as we suspect, why does it have a french title?
Seeking YA book - Main character is special-needs student enrolled in BOCES... [more inside]
How easy or possible is it to track when/where a PDF file is transmitted or opened once it goes out into the wild? [more inside]
I watch tv on Netflix, so I'm always a bit behind. It's worth it - I love spending epic weekends with great tv.
And I loved Six Feet Under ... for two seasons. I couldn't finish the third. Each disc would sit on my table for months. I finally threw in the towel. It was just too dull and monotonous.
But I keep hearing how amazing the final season was. And so my question is, when does the series get good again? How far forward can I skip?
Help me get an unofficial Android 2.1 ROM on to my HTC Hero.
As an increasing number of Android apps now require version 2.1, and because HTC have dragged their heels so much about making an official update for the Hero available, I'm considering installing an unofficial ROM on my phone. Trouble is, I'm not entirely sure how to go about it. [more inside]
Where is a good place in Paris for a solo dinner? [more inside]
Ugh. My cat walked on my keyboard and now Firefox scrolls funny. Can you fix it? [more inside]
My beautiful CRT finally died today. The replacement LCD is NOT plug and play. Help! [more inside]
How long after you get irradiated does it take to develop superpowers? [more inside]
MusicFilter: Techno version of Phantom of the Opera, please? [more inside]
I'm going to participate in my first protest/rally here in San Diego with local teachers to make a statement about California's educational budget cuts.
I need help with my signage...more inside... [more inside]
I was offered a post-doc position in Orlando, Florida today (yay!). As the fantasy of employment after a PhD becomes a (potential) reality, I'm overwhelmed with figuring out what I would need to do and the associated expenses will be required for me take this position.
Those who have tread before me, please help steer me in the right directions. [more inside]
I'm looking to get back into backpacking in a serious way, and right now I'm working on getting my gear together. I have reached the point where I want/need advice on a good backpack and have whittled the field down to three choices. So I need to choose wisely. [more inside]
Hegelians, gather round and join in the greatest waste of an AskMeFi question since the previous greatest one. Did Hegel leave us with two very important concepts or just the one? [more inside]
How do you get to be a diner on Top Chef's restaurant wars? [more inside]
NewbieLawyerFilter: I'm about to be called to the bar... what would be an appropriate gift to show my appreciation to my principals? [more inside]
I am an academic economist who studies the economics of underground markets, particularly methamphetamine markets and (separately) commercial sex markets in the United States.
One of the things I'm currently studying is various aspects of Craigslist's entry into the commercial sex markets in US cities over time. In November of 2008, Craigslist adopted a new rule that required everyone to pay $5-10 per advertisement posted to their "erotic services" section. This article
supports this claim: [more inside]
What are some good practices for making a website with a database backend easy to maintain? [more inside]
Somebody apparently tried to clean my laptop's screen with something inappropriate, and the result is something of a very thin, marbled film across the entire thing. How can I get this crap off my screen? [more inside]
How can I change the SMS alert tones on my iPhone? [more inside]
I have a large number of iWork Pages files that I would like to convert to MS Word format. Is there a way to do this that is easier/more expedient than opening each one individually in Pages and saving it as a Word file? [more inside]
Toronto hotels filter: I'm coming to Toronto at the end of the month for a week and need to find a (very?) nice hotel no more than two blocks away from Bloor Street (at about Yonge or so - I think the area is called Yorkville but I'm not sure) at a reasonable price. We're two adults, one shopping and one working, and one baby and the prices we've found so far are quite insane ($500+ per night). Thanks!
I want a Bonsai Tree. Where do I go to find the best information on care and feeding of these little gems? And is there somewhere online I can order one from? [more inside]
A simple question that has led me down many dead ends: what cheap-ish headphones would you recommend for someone (in the UK) who primarily wants to listen to music and recorded songs? [more inside]
Unlock iphone 3G with firmware 3.1.3 or downgrade to 3.1.2? [more inside]
Help me find an interview or article that quotes someone from the Tea Party movement calling themselves
the "teabag party" or "teabaggers". I would also accept a Tea Party website that has an old page using those terms. [more inside]
What are the legal implications of a liability release? Specifically, my daughter will be attending a park summer camp as she has for the last few years. One thing that has always stuck in my craw is the liability language in the release form; specifically the bolded: [more inside]
I'm about to graduate college. I am torn between computer science and the arts. What should I do next? [more inside]
Are there any clips preserved on the Internet of the "Hello, Pope is dead!" announcement which was transmitted during a live TV broadcast a few years back? [more inside]
Mercury safety in a sign shop making neon tubes... [more inside]
What sort of materials and construction should I be looking for for longevity of a handbag? Is a good full-grain leather handbag going to last a significant period of time? I have had a series of moderately (cheap?) priced leather handbags (Jag, Diana Ferrari). As quickly as I am pleased that I have found a bag that suits me, it seems to commence disintegration - not necessarily the leather itself, but all the non-leather trims quickly become ratty looking. [more inside]
UKfilter question: is starting life modelling the same here as it would be in the US? [more inside]
What's a good system to use for working on a site that needs to be localized for two or more languages? [more inside]
What are some interesting and non-typical food/cooking/culinary workshops that you've attended? Looking for ideas different than the usual "Foods of [insert country]" and "Great Brunch Ideas." [more inside]
Is the out-of-pocket cost for a new dental crown an acceptable expense for an HSA, if I already have dental insurance? If it is "denied" as an acceptable expense, what happens? [more inside]
"It's a myth that Noah's flood ever ended- two thirds of the world is still covered by it." Almost certainly a paraphrase on my part, but I can't find the original quote or its source. It probably came from a book about sailing- Meville? Slocum? Bueller?
What is it with New England and ice cream? I've heard it as a stereotype that loving ice cream (to the extent that it towers above other dessert options) is a defining feature of New England. Have you found that to be the case? Do other regions have defining desserts?
LondonSoloDiningFilter: Quick! I'm in London and my dinner date has bailed on me. Where's a good spot to eat in central London tonight if I'm eating alone? [more inside]
My backyard lawn is 18 by 27 feet. There is a 12 by 10 foot concrete area. There are two footlong garden boxes, 35 potted plants and 80+ seedlings in cups. [more inside]