What are these alien black specks all over my desk? [more inside]
Is there an objective way to measure audio fidelity? If so, what is it? In other words, what quality of headphones and speakers makes the differences in sound quality?
What is the best path for me to get a job doing forensic accounting for the IRS or a similar EU body? [more inside]
MathFilter: Is there a relationship between the number of dimensions in a Euclidean space and the number of regular tessellations of that space? [more inside]
Martial arts or dance classes in downtown Toronto? I'm more interested in quality/atmosphere than any specific activity. [more inside]
An American guy and a Dutch gal met in Europe, got married in Vegas and now live in the UK. Looking for first person information from other multinational couples residing in a third country regarding taxation. [more inside]
Is there a general term for a medical diagnosis "you have disease X" mainly because you responded to treatment T? [more inside]
UK election filter -- what does "manning a polling station" entail? [more inside]
When I overclock my CPU, modern games run a little too fast. [more inside]
What's this song I have stuck in my head? Doo-wop female singer with male rapping... [more inside]
I am looking for a particular German web comic drawn on one or two pages of a moleskine notebook in colored pencil or crayons with topical/political humor. [more inside]
What is the best backyard rock for our 3 dogs that will work for our house in Arizona? [more inside]
My wife and I, proud parents of a new baby, need a new house, asap. I had, as recently as last month, significant credit card debt related to setting up my solo law practice and funding a couple of contingency fee cases. The previous debts would have messed up the debt/income ratios required for a mortgage. I've managed to zero out the debt through a settlement I've recently closed. Question is this: will the previous balances show up on the credit report viewed by the lender? (For example, March 2010 -- 30,000, April 2010, 30,000, May 2010, 0). Or will the report just show the high balance and credit limit without reference to when the balance was paid? Should I be prepared to document the basis for the quick payoff of the debt? My credit score is good, 750ish, and my wife's is better, 800+.
My husband and I are currently under contract for a home that, according to the seller's disclosure, does not come with the refrigerator, washer, or dryer. We may need to buy these things. If you love yours, what are they, and why? [more inside]
How common was it for a cell phone to have video/audio in Oct.2007? Need to know if it would have been reasonable to assume that capability if someone was pointing there phone at you (vs. Just still photo). It seems reasonable now, but when did that come about?
60s Filter: My husband has an upcoming reunion for his high school and is putting together a long playlist of the songs on AM radio in the late 60s. (Yeah, we're old-ish.) He's looking for more female artists. Name and song suggestions, please?
How healthy are cherries, raspberries and other berries to eat? Is there a significant downside to eating a lot of this type of fruit? [more inside]
Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine [more inside]
What is this symbol on the front of my U.S. Passport? [more inside]
What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
What's the name of the famous (American?) painting of a woman lying face down (slantwise?) on a prairie?
Are there any well-known bands that became more successful after their lead singer left? [more inside]
What are the options for monitoring our household electricity usage using Google's PowerMeter service? [more inside]
Is it possible to do fully-loaded bicycle touring on a Trek 1.2? [more inside]
What helped you most when you were getting married -- or helping someone else get married? [more inside]
What electronic gadget would make my commute the most fun? I have fun listening to music, playing games and using linux on my computer. [more inside]
I have a few semi-semi formal dresses taking up valuable closet space. What are some interesting ways to get some use out of them? [more inside]
I need to replace part of the charger for a Dell laptop. Help please? [more inside]
It had a name something along the lines of: "A Primer for Science Fiction Writers." What site did I visit? [more inside]
I am a guitar player who has a hard time playing in front of other people. When I play by myself, I am really pretty good but as soon as someone enters the room or I am in front of even a small number of people, my fingers freeze up, my mind goes flying and the music doesn't work. I do want to play in local open mikes, so I am not seeking stardom for sure. I just want other folks to enjoy the music I make. Suggestions?
Why does iTunes hate me? Not me specifically, but my iMac G4? Twice in the past month, I have had to wait as my entire iTunes library loads, as if it is loading for the very first time. iMac G4, 1GHz, 1.5Ghz SDRAM, OS 10.5.8. iTunes 9.1.1 just installed. 235Gb music files on 750Gb USB external drive. The "loading iTunes library" becomes a two to three day affair. [more inside]
My sister is getting married in Denver and needs some help - does anyone know of a great rabbi in Denver or near Denver who is willing to do an interfaith marriage?
Looking for two Firefox abilities: is there a Firefox extension that lets you select multiple tabs and move them to a new window with one action? And is there a Firefox extension that lets you merge bookmark folders? [more inside]
Finishing up my degree and looking for a gay-friendly, outdoorsy city with good tech employment prospects. [more inside]
I'm looking for a completely minimal blog/cms/wordpress skin. [more inside]
What career opportunities are there for an instructional technologist / psychology hobbyist? [more inside]
First psychiatry consult: how to get the most out of it. [more inside]
Smart reading materials for feminist, expectant mums? [more inside]
My mom is going vegetarian. My father is a meat & potato kinda guy. Help me come up with plans and strategies that will won't make either one miserable. [more inside]
Is architecture a good fit for me? [more inside]
MLA Citation Filter: How to cite quotations from an unofficial translation that a friend did for me as a favor? [more inside]
Recently, I came across an online article with a diagram which sketched out how US food subsidies are practically an inverse of the food pyramid — that the items we're supposed to be consuming the least of (fats, sweets, and meats) get the most support from the gov't. I thought this was at GOOD.is, but I can't find it there. Does anyone know where I could find this article/graphic online?
SeattleFilter: How quickly can I reasonably expect to find an apartment and move to Seattle in July/August? (details inside!) [more inside]
Assume you're taking the PMP certification exam in 24 hours. Assume you haven't spent nearly enough time prepping for it. What would you focus on between now and then? Any great online resources to check out?
Help me fill an mp3 player for my 10 yr old son full of quality but age-appropriate music that will help him develop tastes he can take with him into adulthood. With a good beat. [more inside]
How long does it take for a long haired cat to regrow its coat? [more inside]
Firefox users: Can I get out from behind these bars? [more inside]
My friend will be traveling through Europe for a month and then Africa for another month, but needs help with getting a cell phone. . . [more inside]
I need something to do in Philadelphia...in the dead of night. [more inside]