Costume-filter: 1989 theme. Family of four. Suggestions, please? [more inside]
Where to see the Boston fireworks in the Brighton area? [more inside]
Delaware beaches (Rehoboth/Bethany): anyone know how the jellyfish (sea nettle) populations are this weekend? Are we likely to get stung a lot tomorrow?
I'm taking a software dev class at the local community college and need help picking which language I should learn. I also have dyscalculia, which makes learning certain things sort of.... difficult. [more inside]
I want to have a better way of keeping track of useful quotes from the internet. Ideally, I'm looking to be able to select text from a web page. Then for the selected text to be automatically pasted into a text file. Ideally, other information such as the URL and date would also be pasted in. Maybe with the data separated by commas (CSV) format. [more inside]
Can you help me find a video short about a rock creature that lives so slowly it is unaware of the human life happening around it? [more inside]
I'm redesigning my personal website, and trying to decide whether I should let the world know whether I play Dungeons & Dragons, or if that would lead to negative judgments that would hurt me professionally. Give me some feedback; my thought process inside. [more inside]
How do we sell comics easily, without knowing much about them? [more inside]
Calculator geeks! Replacing an HP 48G+? RPN required. [more inside]
I just got our chicken share and it came with a bag of giblets, but it came with 5 bits I don't recognize. What part of the chicken is this? [more inside]
(German Transcription) Would a German speaker please provide a transcription (not translation) of the German portions of this short safety briefing? [more inside]
How to gently dissuade friends from paying for your drinks and food? [more inside]
An Orthodox Jewish friend is coming to stay with me for a couple of days, including a Saturday. How can I best make sure we have a great time without her breaking any of her Sabbath restrictions? [more inside]
Any recommendations for good moving companies for a move from L.A. to the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
What great dinner party music have you found? [more inside]
Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
Help outfit me in a new bike. I am trying to decide between two bikes at my local bike store or a bike from bikesdirect.com. [more inside]
I need to store a car in Santa Barbara for two weeks. [more inside]
Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article. [more inside]
I've noticed these rotating vents since I've moved to San Francisco almost 4 years ago, but never found an answer. They are on a lot of the roofs out here, and seem to rotate with the wind, but sometimes not. Do they rotate with the wind? If so, why? Is it a smell issue? I am sure there is a basic, logical answer, but my google-fu is failing me today!
Excel guru filter: I want to change this formula every week, and have the change cascade across 20 tabs of independent data. [more inside]
I have a (never used) Sony FeliCa contactless card reader/writer. Are there any cool software-based hacks for this thing out there? I'm not finding much on Google, but I am loath to toss it in the e-waste pile.
On a whim I bought a bag of Goya (dry) Golden Hominy. Looking for recipes online I found many for canned hominy and many, many for grits, neither of which really help me. [more inside]
What Rush album should I listen to first if I'd like to learn to appreciate their music more? [more inside]
Has anyone managed to successfully withdraw from zyprexa? [more inside]
I would like to make a pie for a small July 4th gathering tomorrow. It must work in a homemade graham cracker crust. Suggestions? [more inside]
Lately, whenever I open my torrent client (Utorrent) and start downloading stuff, my internet connection just stops. What the hell? [more inside]
I have an second job interview with the R&D department of a large international industrial corporation next week. As part of the process, I am required to complete a personal questionnaire that asks what my salary expectations are. How do I figure out what I'm worth? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on things to do in Edmonton, Canada, especially outdoors! [more inside]
I need a sewing machine; how much should I budget, where should I look, and what features should I be looking for? [more inside]
Perplexed, informed, conflicted--Outstanding sources regarding the ethical, economic and legal issues related to music, print copyrights and intellectual property. [more inside]
Easy DIY electronics project for a teenager? [more inside]
Blog commenting system - self hosted & no logging in required? [more inside]
What's a good quote, saying, poem, or short passage that boils down to "Let sleeping dogs lie" - but isn't that exact quote, or the original "It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake?" [more inside]
Do I take this job or shove it? Great opportunity except for one thing. [more inside]
What's the origin of Spanish-language football announcers shouting "GOOOOOOAL!" ?
I know that times are tough and young grads everywhere are struggling, but let's assume, merely hypothetically, that I wanted to find a job that pays $50,000 USD a year. Where/in what industry would I look? [more inside]
Why is it so impossible for BP to create a tightly sealed solution for the failed blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico? Sure, there's the cap, but.. [more inside]
Quote attribution question, possibly George Orwell, or possibly a comment in a thread about George Orwell, or possibly none of the above. I seem to remember someone attributing a quote along the lines of "An honest book critic would write 'this book inspires no thoughts one way or the other' in 9 out of 10 of his reviews" to George Orwell. What's the correct quote, attribution, and (for bonus points) source? [more inside]
After a shower, to get rid of the steam in the bathroom, is it more effective to run the bathroom fan or just open the window? Does it help to do both? [more inside]
What is the best property management software for handling ~100 units, with multiple tenants per unit, and online access to data? [more inside]
Oh, hive mind. I am very soon going to go join my boyfriend in Macau, China for an indefinite amount of time. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. I am quitting my job and therefore, losing my insurance... is this going to cause problems? [more inside]
Madonna's song Frozen by Chris Cunningham, The Cell and The Fall by Tarsem Singh. If I like these films (and I do), and if you can see what they have in common, thanks in advance for suggestions on what else you think I might like.
I'm trying to gather a collection of motivational speeches in either video or audio format and thought I'd tap into the hive mind that is AskMeFi. It doesn't matter what subject it relates to as long as you find the speeches motivating.
To what extent is it acceptable to "shop around" for graduate programs in the basic sciences (as far as initiating contact with potential labs goes)? In particular, is it ethical to contact more than one PI at the same institution? [more inside]
Where did the "In X Country, there are more cell phones (or people on social media) than flush toliets" meme come from? And thoughts on why people persist on throwing out this data point? [more inside]
I love my job but am having a tough time fitting in and it's really starting to cause anxiety. I work for a very social company with lots of big, entertaining personalities and find myself left out of most things and when I am included, I just freeze and can't mutter a word. What is wrong with me and how can I fix it? [more inside]
How can I plan a scenic drive from Iowa to Montana? [more inside]