Help me play with my nephew and not go crazy. [more inside]
What is the awesomest possible present for a boy turning 9? [more inside]
What is the best way to buy a ticket on a one year return? [more inside]
My very important spreadsheet has become too big to use without excel/calc slowing so much that I want to take an axe to the computer. Help! [more inside]
I'm female and in my late 20s. I started volunteering at a local bookstore about eight months ago, and I've had a major crush on my supervisor since the very first day. It started as just a mild heart-skip, but as the weeks passed I found myself liking this guy more and more. He's got this reserved yet friendly geeky nature that I just can't get enough of. Oh my. [more inside]
JapanFilter: My friend is going to be in Osaka for a MONTH alone on business. She knows no one there, speaks very little Japanese, and will be all in all pretty bored. What are cool things she can do? Where are places she can hang out? Are there English websites she can read for ideas?
Another "can I eat this" question. This time: pork sausage. [more inside]
I am currently dating an ex, and we've been back together for about a month now. Everything is going really well, except for the fact that I'm starting to get a little freaked out about his revelation that he thinks I'm his soul mate and that he never got over me from the last time around. Does this guy sound sweet and sincere or potentially unbalanced? [more inside]
I'm coping with a hypochondriac/depressed boyfriend right now. I have tried to be there for him but I am very gradually starting to lose my patience and feel restless in the relationship. I love him and feel completely torn about what to do. [more inside]
Help me come up with ways to easily bestow added-value upon subscribers to an online CC-licensed science fiction magazine. [more inside]
[Wristwatchfilter] Me: mid-20s male looking for the perfect men's analog wristwatch for my dainty wrists. Easy-to-set alarm a strong plus. You: experienced in these matters and willing to share your insight. Go! [more inside]
iTunes 10.0.1 and Windows Vista. Help me kill the album art, kill it dead, for good. Permanently. For, like, EVER. [more inside]
I'm setting up an improv theater group and would like some advice. [more inside]
Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs? [more inside]
My dog hates costumes. I really want him to wear one for the doggie parade tomorrow. [more inside]
My High School student needs to record a sample of his trombone at home so he can take it to his teacher. [more inside]
Help me screencap. I'm trying to use SnagIt 10, but I can't get it to take screenshots, either with the big red button or with the Print Screen key. Once I select the big red button it just runs in the background but doesn't take the screencap. The Print Screen key does nothing at all. This is on Windows 7. Other open apps are IE, Outlook, Communicator, Pidgin, Excel and Word. Any ideas?
Does anyone know anything about the amazing dancers in the Raindance video which is all over YT & FB at the moment? [more inside]
Colorado Springs - where to stay, what to eat, what to do - for a weekend? [more inside]
Need advice for friend wrongly dismissed by the federal government. [more inside]
What should I do this weekend in New Orleans? I'm taking my girlfriend this weekend for her 30th birthday. We land tonight at about 6pm and depart on Sunday at about 6pm. [more inside]
Certain news stories are predictable in advance-- because they cover stories that happen every year (like the Oscars or the Super Bowl); or because they cover events you can see coming a long time away (like the 500th birthday of some historical personage.) Is there any comprehensive list of Things That Will Probably Be In The News Next Year? I'm looking for something like this weekly preview from CNN, but over a longer timescale.
Small bowel malabsorption question. CT Scan shows something nobody expects, but can't really explain. Doctor says not to worry, but... [more inside]
Starting this Sunday, me and some 40 people will be running a 2-week charity drive to get as many donations as possible for Pakistan flood victims. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
What books do you recommend for learning more about the "how" of intelligence analysis? [more inside]
Should I include an old award on a resume/grad school application? [more inside]
Sort out a disagreement between roommates! [more inside]
What are some good books on Chinese economic development? Especially how it's beginning to transition from a low cost low skill manufacturing to more technology intensive commodities. [more inside]
Attention ZORK fans! Help me build a list of props for a Zork adventurer Halloween costume. [more inside]
My work area is noisy; often there are several competing conversations going on at once. How do I deal? (Yes, I read the question a week ago.) [more inside]
Does anyone still have an installer for Windows Media Player 9 for mac? Yes I know it's discontinued, and I do have Flip4Mac, but I'd also like to have WMP. I have a slow computer, and I remember in the past that the official programme, whilst it was crappy overall and showed videos a bit pixellated, highish res ones played more smoothly than in QT+Flip4Mac...or VLC, or whatever. I'm hoping someone has kept the .sitx file. Anyone? It will run on a PPC Leopard system won't it?
Is there a mouse that works like a Wii nunchuck? [more inside]
I've been generally a loyal PC user, but I'm thinking about getting a 13" 2.66GHz Macbook Pro. I'm looking for a lightweight and sturdy laptop to carry from class to class. For my purposes, is this the right laptop for me? [more inside]
Why twelve jurors? Why not eleven, or thirteen? My google-fu has only uncovered suggestions that it is because there were twelve apostles. I can't find a reliable source for that and it seems odd. Does anyone know?
Which is the best bank to use in New York City? [more inside]
Dear reader: What's a lip balm good for biking that won't hurt my lips over time? [more inside]
When trying to get a Macbook repaired, how is the BEST WAY to make a stink without being an asshole? [more inside]
If you had to paint this room, both the top and bottom parts of each wall and the cabinents, what colors would you choose?
Better late than never? I just finished my bi-annual Personal Fitness Assessment for the military and really need a "game plan" for getting a better passing score next spring. [more inside]
I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it. [more inside]
Lower achy back pain: something actually wrong with the spine or something with the kidneys? I know YANMD and I AM frantically trying to get an appointment, just...anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
We live in an old house that has been split into a few apartments. The guy below us smokes and there is a faint smell of smoke in our 16-month old's room. The baby's room is located above the neighbor's office, where he seems to do a lot of his smoking. [more inside]
I am a stupid Linux user: I was cleaning up my netbook's hard drive and somehow trashed keyboard & mouse support. [more inside]
I'm about to overstay my Holiday Visa in Ireland for just two days. How much trouble am I going to encounter? [more inside]
How can I get Iain M. Banks novel Surface Detail as an audiobook in the USA? [more inside]
Why does the sound system show negative db? [more inside]
Good Evening! I'm looking for a release liner (similar to the peel off liners that go on the back of band-aids or gift bows) that would stick to the adhesive side of a piece of 2" x 2" surgical tape. Do you have any suggestions as to what type I should use, and if so, where I might purchase it? Thanks much!
Help me teach the First Amendment (to my students, that is- this isn't an O'Donnell Filter) [more inside]
I'm prescribed 30mg of Adderall XR for my adhd. I was diagnosed and prescribed it from the psychiatrist that my job's health insurance uses. He says he can only prescribe it to me one prescription at a time. My high co-pays are adding up and its becoming costly to have to go every time. My doc tries to help by giving me two scripts at a time (one with the correct date and one a month out) but I'm still shelling out a lot six times a year to get my prescribed medication. I completely understand that Adderall is abused in the US and there needs to be controls on how its dispensed. I wouldn't mind going every six months so he can check up on me and monitor my use of it. Usually our appointments are 15 min chats about my mood and any side effects I may be experiencing. I'm no MD but that hardly seems worth an in office visit. Has anyone else dealt with this issue? Is there a way around this?