Can you identify the song containing this guitar riff? It's probably from the 1980s, recorded by some well-known rock or metal band. Here's an mp3 I made with GarageBand. Here's an mp3 I created with GarageBand.
Has anyone flown via Allegiant Air? How was it? [more inside]
Any know how to manually light an old Whirlpool Cleantop oven? [more inside]
I have an internet radio, a good pair of ears, and nostalgia. Help me NPR enthusiasts. [more inside]
I am looking to set up my somewhat technically-challenged father with an mp3 player and the accompanying software for Christmas. [more inside]
My 4.5 year old got to play with my friend's Ipod Touch, loved it, and is now adamant that Santa is bringing her one. This ain't going to happen. However, I would like to find her some kind of age-appropriate equivalent toy for Christmas. We don't do huge Christmas celebrations or massively expensive gift-giving, so this will be her big present, even if it's under $75. What can you recommend that won't make her ultra-disappointed (understanding that disappointment is a part of life, yadda yadda yadda)?
How can I get information about the crime rate in a given neighborhood? [more inside]
The spring hinge on my Oakley c-wire sunglasses has broken and I can't find a replacement anywhere. Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
XSLT newbie filter: How would you swap the order of two elements, leaving everything else in a document the same? [more inside]
Two questions about visiting Orlando, Florida. (1) Please suggest an (italian?) vegetarian-friendly restaurant (2) Can I get some space-centre related souvenirs without actually visiting the space centre? [more inside]
Can-I-Eat-This-Filter, Thanksgiving edition. Assembled an apple pie tonight, planned to bake it tomorrow morning, but accidentally put the egg white wash on the top crust tonight. If I keep it in the fridge all night and bake it tomorrow morning, it won't kill anyone, right? The wash is just egg white thinned with a little water, and I didn't put very much on before realizing my mistake. Thoughts?
Using AirPlay/AirTunes (or Rogue Amoeba's AirFoil), is it possible to play multiple audio streams from one "jukebox" to multiple Airport Express devices? [more inside]
Help me salvage a turkey blunder!!! Long story short: Turkey leg crockpot recipe. While prepping it, I realized the legs don't quite fit. Fine! I'll put it in the oven instead... but... [more inside]
Recommend a podcast that offers valuable life lessons, but isn't a self-help or career-builder type podcast. Just a human being in his/her 40s or older who's been around the block and has valuable hard-won wisdom to share. Even better: guests with similar life experience. [more inside]
Linux and streaming video- I'm on Peppermint One OS, and I can't get full screen streaming video without it getting all stutter-y and stupid. Help me out with a workaround or recommend another Linux OS. [more inside]
I'm looking for a cool town near DC. [more inside]
I'm looking for a simple, free 3D viewing software in which I could import an .obj I'd export from 3dsMax and allow me to rotate around it/zoom and the such. [more inside]
Outstanding playlist from 1970? [more inside]
I am looking for hints, guidance or advice from the hivemind related to transitioning into a public service job after almost 10 years in the NFP and community sector. Can anyone help? [more inside]
Science tricks to do at an eighth birthday party? Ones we did last year: candle doesn't pop water-filled balloon; small square of celluloid holds water in overturned glass; water and oil trade places in conjoined drinking glasses; corn-starch liquid/solid; paperclip floats on water. What are other easy-but-cool favourites? [more inside]
Should I steam or let this duck rest first? For game birds, I've usually pricked the skin, quick-poached it, then let it sit uncovered overnight to crisp up the skin before I roast it. However, I've been using a new recipe for duck that calls for steaming it before you roast it (a wonderful recipe, btw). So the question is: should I let it sit overnight in the fridge before I steam it or after I steam it?
One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
I'm making a web page that has two scripts on it - a mootools script that shows/hides a div, and a JQuery cycle slideshow. And they aren't working together. [more inside]
One week in Africa: Benin, Ghana, or Burkina Faso? [more inside]
Help me figure out if I am alone in having 'hot spots' on my back, neck and feet where I prefer to be scratched. [more inside]
I'm trying to find accurate data on the viability of a pyramid distribution company. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of scenes in war films where soldiers are lost or isolated and a faulty field phone (or other non-dependable instrument of communication) gives them their hope of being rescued or relieved. I am especially interested in films that were shot before WW2, if at all possible.... but later examples are also welcome. Anything come to mind? [more inside]
Copy of the Deathly Hallows? [more inside]
I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
I need help finding the most eco-friendly and ethical small appliances (or at least, the least non-ethical and non-eco-friendly) that I can. The web resources are seriously lacking! Hope me? [more inside]
What is the most cost effective way to have tons of music (piracy is not an option)? At the least I want something that lets me listen to music on my iPad offline because it is a WiFi only model. [more inside]
Interesting Latin inscription on medieval cross: CNA ZARENUS REXIVDEOX - anyone know some shorthand? [more inside]
Specific Thanksgiving poem by a Latino author? I am trying to find a remembered poem for a professor about Thanksgiving that he remembers reading. Poem is in English, by a Latino poet, very funny, and about a young person explaining to his/her parents what Thanksgiving is/means. The prof thinks the poem was by a male author. (minor additional details below the fold) [more inside]
Film student seeking good online publications about documentary film. [more inside]
Can you please help me think of some interesting meat+spice/seasoning combinations that I wouldn't think of on my own? [more inside]
Where do folks in Philadelphia buy used cars? - We need a used car, sensible Japanese economy style. Is there anywhere accessible from West Philly where there are those streets with multiple car dealers on them? The online reviews for some of the small local dealers here are ... scary. Thanks! [more inside]
Birth date + American school system = high probability of success in _____? [more inside]
How are mail-order catalogs produced? Yes, I know....with ink and paper and a little elf who runs them through the postage meter. Actually... [more inside]
Please share your favorite recipes for cordials I am thinking about making some homemade amaretto for a friend as a Christmas gift. I am open to other recipes, and might even make a few other recipes/infusions for fun anyway. [more inside]
I'd like to have an RSS feed for Bloomberg News, specifically for their environment reporting, that I can put into Google Reader. The problem is, Bloomberg News discontinued RSS feeds in 2006. None of the workarounds I've found are satisfactory: This one, for example, tries to use Google News, but it wouldn't really work for my purposes. (Using
"environment" site:bloomberg.comas my search string wouldn't necessarily return all news items related to the environment -- a story just about renewable energy, for example, not its environmental benefits, wouldn't show up at all.) There's also Feedity, but they want you to pay to have feeds with any sort of functionality, which I'd rather not do if I don't have to. Page2RSS is closer to the mark, but the output is messy (multiple stories in the same feed item). Businessweek.com, which is owned by Bloomberg News, offers RSS feeds with Bloomberg News, but they don't allow for narrowing down on just the environment reporting. Is there a solution out there that's better? [more inside]
Help me find the lyrics to the song Les abeilles by Léo Delibes (1836-1891). [more inside]
YA Book ID: Young girl decides to really start looking at things, ends up in inevitable parallel world, where there is an attack of (bluish?) grey suits, which may be called Fluggs, or Fuggs. First book of a series, I think. Ring any bells?
My parents computer isn't booting, and it's due to a corrupt ntfs filesystem. I'd like to run CHKDSK, but when I try to boot into the repair console, it requires an administrator password, which we don't have (second-hand computer). I can't use a password reset disk, because it won't recognize the disk (presumably due to the corrupt filesystem). Catch-22 - what now? [more inside]
Am hopefully taking time off the last week of December, where to go in Europe? [more inside]
My friend (really) is considering using a bed bug dog to help her figure out what is biting her (she is aware of all of the other ways to monitor the situation, as well). However, she is a gentle soul, and is worried about whether such dogs like what they do. [more inside]
My husband is receiving annoying phone calls from his ex (a friend gave his number out without knowing any better). He does not want to change his cell number due to his numerous work contacts. When he sees her number he doesn't answer and then she leaves messages. He has told her to stop but she must be a mental case, she has been calling for 2 months. What would be a solution to this other than changing his number? If he had the number blocked we figure she will just call from another number.
I have my full name as a domain name, and I'd like to start using it as my email address on my resume and for work purposes. Should my email address be joey@joeyshabadoo, j.shabadoo@joeyshabadoo, admin@joeyshabadoo or something else? And does it make any kind of difference, or am I just overthinking@plateofbeans?
Why do commercials usually show the product killing MOST, but not ALL, of the things it's supposed to kill? [more inside]
I've got a nice big piece of pork belly, and I'm going to braise it in cider and wine, as in this recipe. I've made it before, and it was excellent. Which wine (or cider, or even beer) would you pair it with? [more inside]