Why do people tweet in code? [more inside]
Who (other than Google App Engine) offers cloud computing solutions measured by usage rather than time ? More inside ... [more inside]
How do I get the transmission fluid/gear oil into the transmission of an '08 Kia Spectra5? It's a manual 5-speed, and, as far as I can tell, there is no dipstick. [more inside]
Beginning this week, I will start using a Windows XP notebook as my home computer; to date my personal computers have been Macs. I've done some preliminary research as to Windows alternatives to programs, but I'd appreciate three areas of people's suggestions: (i) general tips for owning a Windows machine as your home machine; (ii) specific tips for people migrating from a Mac to a Windows machine; and (iii) critiques and/or alternate suggestions for Windows alternatives to the Mac programs I've used. [more inside]
Not ballroom wedding venues in Boise ID [more inside]
When I buy a DVD at a retailer, where does the money go? [more inside]
What do I do with lemongrass, mushrooms and soup greens? [more inside]
I'm trying to bake a cake from a German recipe, help me with archaic and confusing conversions! [more inside]
Does anyone know what this piece of writing was and where I might find it? [more inside]
Sadly I lost a friend to a long battle with cancer last night, her husband and teenage children are without any extended family in the area and will rely on some of us for the next while. Two things: 1 - Can you tell me of things that friends and family have done for you in similar circumstances that really helped at the time: large, small, immediately, over days, weeks, months, whatever. We'll sort out food, the pets and cleaning the house but what else can we do? 2 - Any advice on striking the right balance between giving them their space to grieve and being there to support to them?
What is killing my habanero pepper plant, and how do I save it? [more inside]
How to work with a divorced parents dating situation where you love the guy one-on-one, but his relationship with his daughter is another, entirely more problematic issue? [more inside]
Who should I follow on Twitter, that will reliably transmit immediate results of each of the House Health Care votes taking place on Sunday?
Can the hive mind recommend a reasonably-priced Seiko watch repair place in San Francisco? [more inside]
What purpose does the ball inside a whistle serve? My kid just got a clear whistle and watching him use it... the ball just sits there.
Got my connectivity/internet issues fixed yesterday. But what was the problem? I don't understand what the tech guy told me. [more inside]
[First Aid] Central America: Came across an unconscious boy on the side of the road - how should I have responded?
You're driving in backwater Central America and find an unconscious, bleeding boy lying on the side of the road - What do you do? (Happened to me yesterday) [more inside]
How do I qualify for an in-school deferment on my CitiAssist loans? [more inside]
Where on the internets can I find a map of San Francisco telephone exchanges? Or, help me choose a 415 number for Google Voice. [more inside]
This is the inside of my A/C. Am I going to die? [more inside]
Help me to understand the mentality of those Americans who are opposed to Obama's national health-care plan. [more inside]
Please translate this English to German: [more inside]
What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here and here. [more inside]
How do we figure out the pros/cons of entering a same-sex marriage in various jurisdictions? Do we want to talk with a lawyer? [more inside]
Small dark spot on ceiling wasn't there before. Should I be immediately concerned? [more inside]
Is there a site for music like "Rotten Tomatoes? [more inside]
Where should I purchase roller skates in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
I'm at SXSW, I want to see some punk tonight, and I don't have a badge (or wristband). Is there any hope?
To SF MeFites: Where's a good place to catch March Madness today? I particularly want to see the Maryland/Houston game around 6:30 tonight. 'Good' here is defined by cheap beer and the chance to occasionally hear some commentary. Proximity to BART a plus, willing to travel to Oakland.
TreasureHuntFilter: looking for devilishly puzzling clues for a grown-up birthday treasure hunt. [more inside]
Is there an action / tool / simple, built-in feature in Photoshop CS4 that will auto-correct color levels based on what I choose as a neutral color (like Picnik does)? Image>Auto-Color isn't cutting it. [more inside]
how can i practice mindfulness when my brain's default is mindlessness? [more inside]
I have multiple individual project schedules in Microsoft Project format. Is there a way to view all the schedules simultaneously on the same page without me manually creating a master schedule?
My parents live in Portland, Oregon and we want to visit the area for the month of June. Me, my wife and our corgi will be driving up from Texas and are looking for a place to stay. Any recommendations on where to find a one month rental in and around Portland?
Where can I buy or order pinha fruit AKA "sugar apples" in the United States, specifically Massachusetts? [more inside]
Can you suggest unprocessed or minimally processed foods for hiking day trips (approx. 12 hours) and three-day backpacking trips? The catch: no refined carbohydrates. [more inside]
Is it possible to automate the process of editing two word documents, converting them to pdfs, merging them, and then emailing? [more inside]
Help me learn to ride a motorcycle [more inside]
Looking for a set of travel speakers that actually sound good and are a pleasure to listen to. Are there any out there? [more inside]
What can I do to help my mother deal with all her friends dying of old age? [more inside]
I shouldn't be worried that my child was accidentally given another woman's breastmilk. Right? [more inside]
How can my family celebrate my dad's 77th birthday? Twist: no food. [more inside]
Why does the Seagate Barracuda ES.2 cost almost twice as much as the 7200.12 for the same capacity? [more inside]
Where's the "use the loofa!" video? [more inside]
What is the best most comfortable pillow in the world? [more inside]
Can you help me find more sweet tracks like The Roots' Get Busy and Here I Come? I am painfully lost in the hip hop universe. [more inside]
Tell me about refinishing hardwood floors. [more inside]
I can't believe I'm asking a question like this, but, I need help finding a video. In it there was a guy who was saying something about how to do the "best trick ever" with skateboarding and then proceeds to tell you how to bluff your way through. [more inside]
How do I prove that the scientific method works? [more inside]
I have asthma and allergies. My husband would love to get a Boston Terrier puppy. Oh and I love dogs too.... how crazy are we to get one? How are Bostons for allergies? [more inside]