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Drivin' In A Winter Wonderland

How can I find out about the travel conditions on my route home from Frederick, MD to Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Dec 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Identify a science fiction/fantasy novel from the 1980s, possibly YA, where they lived in the trees and where talk of killing others was taboo?

Can you identify this book? I read it in the mid-1980s. It may or may not have been a YA (Young Adult) title. The protagonist was a young girl, and her society lived peacefully up in the trees. She was interested in seeing the world down on the surface. There may have been another society down there. At one point she lost her temper with someone (a pet?) and blurted out something like "I would like to dead you!" at which her family was shocked and horrified at her violent thoughts. I particularly remember being struck by that part, that she understood the concept of killing but didn't know the verb. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Dec 27, 2010 - 2 answers

eReader that is friends with Linux

I want is an eBook reader that will allow me to get books from my county's library system (via Overdrive), download them to my Linux machine, and send them over to said eBook reader. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Mystery of the Chinese Medallion: What does it say?

What is this Chinese medallion? What does it say? [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Remote temperature sensor and e/mail notification for vacant house.

How can I monitor the air temperature at a residence I don't live at using a Mac running OS x, a usb mounted temperature sensor and a program that will e/mail me regular updates as to the room temperature? [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Which car should we drive to Mammoth?

Which car should we drive to Mammoth? 2001 Honda Civic @ 109,000mi vs 2007 Honda Fit Sport @ 32,000mi? Everything is stock. What should we watch out for? [more inside]
posted by wuMeFi on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Minimum cryptography recommendations from various countries?

I recently read that the US government considers AES suitable for classified information. Do other countries publish similar recommendations? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Class speed on microSDHC/memory card: What does it do?

microSDHC: Is there any difference between Class 2, 4, or 6 with regards to the speed of accessing or interacting aps/programs on a phone? [more inside]
posted by Feisty on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these 1970s Star Wars figures worth anything?

How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

How do you open .exe files on a Mac?

Mac noob question. [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders on Dec 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Beanplating the bean cooking

Please help me design my new kitchen. I would like to know what kitchen features you can't live without! [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Dec 27, 2010 - 75 answers

round-faced straight-haired girl seeks haircut for long-term relationship!

Round-face haircut suggestions, help, and probably emotional counseling needed. How can I articulate what I want my hair to look like? Any ideas for straight hair + round face haircuts? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Dec 27, 2010 - 23 answers

How to get my young cousin hooked into reading

How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Dec 27, 2010 - 42 answers

How to write a statement fo interest for a fieldschool

I need to write a statement of interest for an archaeology field school, but everything about statements I can find online assumes I'm applying for grad school. [more inside]
posted by raeka on Dec 27, 2010 - 7 answers

how to style my hair without heat, without making it frizzy or curly?

How can I style my hair without heat? It's naturally wavy at the top, but poofy and curly from the sides down. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for music appreciation course

Studying music at highschool, there was a course book which was all scores, covering music periods from antiquity to 20thC, came with an accompanying CD set, and notes on score reading etc. Can't remember what they were. Does anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Dec 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me make a torrent... torrent.

[BitTorrentFilter] I've made a torrent (of an interesting collection of music videos) that I want to distribute. Research about recent reliable trackers led me to use the one provided by PublicBitTorrent. But test-launching the torrent file from another computer shows me that no downloading (nor corresponding uploading) occurs. Is it the tracker, or what else might I have done wrong? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Dec 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Disneyland CA; better way to book a room?

I am trying to book a room for myself and my daughter at the Grand Californian at Disneyland Anaheim for 2 nights in January - Disney's own booking site suggests there are no rooms whatsoever available - does anyone know an alternative/better way to book any remaining rooms there?
posted by wildatheart on Dec 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Are my VFFs broken?

FiveFingerFilter: I have a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I just got home from the airport to find that one of them was folded in half in my suitcase, the result of a sloppy bag search by the security screeners. Now that shoe seems "floppy" (i.e. less rigid) in the arch compared to the other one. Is it broken? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Dec 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Since no-one gave me a flowbee...

I'm a visitor in San Francisco and need a haircut! Is there a secret place in Chinatown (or elsewhere) where a man can get a stylish textured cut on a budget? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Dec 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Installing WiFi router with a wired connection too?

Need help installing WiFi at parent's place in London! Can I get a cable wireless router which will provide WIFI ***and*** at the same time provide a wired link? Thanks for any tips! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Dec 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How to get a copy of an ABC 7 Eyewitness News Broadcast?

My wife and I were in one of those "Man on the street" videos today on ABC 7 New York at about 4:40pm Eastern Time. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get a copy of the video? I e-mailed the station but haven't heard back yet. Any suggestions as to how to get a copy of the video?
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Dec 26, 2010 - 8 answers

help! I can't concentrate!

What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused, unproductive state? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Dec 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Vaginal Odour

Vaginal discharge during pregnancy - worrying odour. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Dec 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Setting Up A New Laptop For Your Mom?

The essentials of setting up a new computer for your mom? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Dec 26, 2010 - 24 answers

Talks too much, but is never heard...

How do I improve communication with my wife given a history of anger issues, bad assumption, and best of intentions on both sides? [more inside]
posted by Koffeeman on Dec 26, 2010 - 50 answers

Speech Therapy enthousiasts, Help !

I am looking for movie / book ressources that broach topics related to Speech therapy as well as speech /writing difficulties, that would be available to anyone (i.e not necessarily professional ressources, though they could be useful). Thanks so much [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Dec 26, 2010 - 16 answers

How to glue silicone.

What glue should I use to repair silicone? Silicone glue seems like the obvious choice but from what Google tells me it is not as simple as that.
posted by neksys on Dec 26, 2010 - 12 answers

What are some web services worth paying for?

What are some web services worth paying for? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Dec 26, 2010 - 33 answers

sucking nookie?

While in Amsterdam in October of this year, at Kelly's Irish Pub, my fiancee and I heard a bizarre dance song that included the words "nookie sucky", repeated over and over as a chorus. [more inside]
posted by seancake on Dec 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I find more art like this?

I need posters for my walls, and have fallen in love with the concept art for Romeo and Juliet: The War. (Art I am in love with: 1, 2, 3.) However, I can't have it. Any ideas on where to find similar art, in poster-printable quality? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Dec 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Negotiating tips to help buy a used Toyota Camry?

Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me connect.

Does your Kindle connect in Manila? Help me figure out the best way to read e-books in the Philippines! [more inside]
posted by wandering steve on Dec 26, 2010 - 3 answers

I drank what..?

I was (happily) re-gifted a beautiful box of Chinese teas which my brother had received years ago but we have no clue about what teas are actually included. I've take a picture of the box and the canisters. Please help me find out what I'm drinking!
posted by jmcgrady on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

What's this weird rattling sound?

AutoFilter: My '06 Corolla is making these weird rattling/grinding noises (recorded today for your listening pleasure). Muffler problem, maybe? [more inside]
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs on Dec 25, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me enjoy Boxing Day with my in-laws (more) this year.

Help me enjoy Boxing Day with my in-laws (more) this year. [more inside]
posted by braemar on Dec 25, 2010 - 12 answers

No gift from Mother-in-Law

My elderly 84 year old mother-in-law did not get my husband or I a Christmas present this year. She did get the only other person she has contact with, a lady that comes in once a week to clean for her, a Christmas present this week. Last year she did not get her son (my husband) a present (she asked him what he wanted and he told her to take care of herself would be gift enough) but she did get me one. Please understand it is not getting a gift that has crushed me, but "it's the thought that counts" is what is painful to me. I do everything for her - pay bills, laundry, fill weekly medicine box, take her to doctor appointments, do grocery shopping, pick-up medicine, help with her bath, I even take her dog to the vet. When I went down this Christmas morning and gave her a Christmas gift she said "Why did you do this?" and of course I said because it is Christmas (my husband and I have been married for 15 years and the tradition has always been the same!). She did not say a word about a gift for us. My husband apologized for her when I told him, but how can I put this in perspective and not take it personal? (Why did she get her cleaning lady a gift?)
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2010 - 30 answers

I forgot my password to login and need the prompt. How do I get it to give me a hint??

How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Are these coats the same?

Are these two coats actually the same one? How can I tell? [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Dec 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Working Out with Buffy!

How do I get in shape Slayer-style? [more inside]
posted by platinum on Dec 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Not "Shock and Awe"

What's the term - I think it's military - for overwhelming an opposing force through sheer quantity of techniques used/people deployed? "Shock and awe" is not the term I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Dec 25, 2010 - 37 answers

What are some good Jazz artists?

What are some good Jazz artists? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Dec 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Who makes a good wifi+router?

Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 24, 2010 - 27 answers

Is this cave art too cool to be real?

Is this real cave art? If so, where is it? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Dec 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Settle a stupid bet at Christmastime Filter.

What is the definition of "dish detergent"? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Dec 24, 2010 - 45 answers

No, really, I'm better but did my brain trick me?

DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Dec 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I restore this stencil?

I was given an antique framed piece of intricately cut brown paper, which I am told was used as a stencil, perhaps on fabric. The paper has dark and light stains on it. The dark stains look to be moisture damage, and the light stains appear to be powdery. Is there anything I can do myself to restore it? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Dec 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Sheriff Andy Griffith (dead) wife

Does the Andy Griffith Show ever reveal what happened to the sheriff's wife or even if she's dead?
posted by clockworkjoe on Dec 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Windows live onecare - restoring backup trouble. Help me hive mind.

Windows Live OneCare Help! - I have a windows onecare back up on an external hard drive from 2009, my windows live onecare subscription has expired. I have windows XP service pack 3 running on my laptop. Now, the restore tool won't allow me to open the backup or restore it. Is there any way around this? I really really need to get access to some old photos that are on this back up. I tried google but everything leads me to the backup restore utility. Hope me Please!!
posted by VickyR on Dec 24, 2010 - 3 answers

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