Anyone know a good, reasonably priced upholsterer near Philadelphia? [more inside]
Comedy sketch filter. I'm trying to identify an American TV musical comedy sketch in which a man says something like "X is a whole lot easier to be around now that she's getting it regularly" and a woman responds, "Do you know that that offends me on about 9 different levels?" and then goes into a big musical number explaining the levels. [more inside]
WBCN Boston Montage. I'm having a hard time identifying a couple of the songs that mention Boston in the old WBCN bumper they used to run (back when WBCN was actually in Boston). I have a YouTube clip and a list of songs in the extended... [more inside]
While looking at Google Maps images of the Azores, I noticed this odd looking formation on the sea floor. Can any geologists identify this or explain how it was formed?
How do I stop worrying that history will repeat itself in regards to my relationship? [more inside]
Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.
We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
What is the URL of the music site I am thinking of? [more inside]
Weddingfilter: A friend has asked me to attend a wedding with her in her husband's stead. I don't really know the couple getting marrried. Yay or nay? [more inside]
Why do I care about not being invited to a high school reunion I wouldn't have wanted to go in the first place? Do I have too much time on my hands this morning? [more inside]
How to scrub a carpeted rental apartment of cat residue? [more inside]
I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
What is Stephen Fry filming in New Orleans this weekend? He tweeted twice about coming here, first saying he will be filming all day and again two hours ago that he is off to the airport.
How to improve relationship with disapproving future in-laws: My boyfriend and I have been together for a bit more than two years, and we’ve been living together for a year and a half. We are both in our mid- to late-twenties. Our relationship is strong, and really, it is not at issue. The problem comes in with his parents. [more inside]
Family dog has cancerous lump on leg, vet says surgery might be enough to cure it (20% chance of recurrence). So what can we do to 1) help minimize the stress of surgery and 2) strengthen his immune system and general health, to increase his odds? So far I've gotten "all raw foods" and "no corn or soy it's all GMO" but neither of these folks actually have dogs. I'd like to hear from the dog-owning hivemind about this.
I have acquired an old IBM Thinkpad Type 9547 and I am having a difficult time figuring out it's place in the IBM timeline as well as it's specifications. [more inside]
Wisconsinite cheesehead transplanted into central Texas. I need to watch every Packers game. Help me. [more inside]
I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
Erotic/tasteless humor cake design suggestions for an engagement cake? Let's hear 'em. [more inside]
So, we loaned our "spare" computer to our neighbor and it came back infected... [more inside]
Help me find the name of this "Marxist Sceptic" thinker. I remember reading on aldaily.com within the last few months about a Marxist thinker who essentially came to the conclusion that though desirable, no socialist system of government would exist in the immediate future. I'm not sure if it was an obituary or something else.
Can anyone identify the music in the Nokia ad? [more inside]
If I visit a website on my iPhone, and the site owner uses Google Analytics or similar, what if anything can they tell about me? [more inside]
Should I become a paralegal? [more inside]
i'm looking for a great massage therapist in dc/maryland. [more inside]
Can I change the mouseover qualities (the way mouseover/hover text is displayed) with CSS? [more inside]
I'm hiring, and in addition to interviewing, checking references (official and un-), etc., I'd like to see how candidates are using Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr. Facility with this stuff isn't a primary requirement of the job, but it's helpful; I also think it's a good way to gauge a candidate's judgement and to see how they manage their public face. On the other hand, it feels like following or friending is weird, or possibly an invasion of privacy. Is it?
I think I'm good on the clothing part, but what I've never been able to do is figure out accessories. Help? [more inside]
What interesting thing can I do this afternoon in midtown Manhattan (with airlines cabin baggage)? [more inside]
Please help me find information on Svenningsen, a Southern Californian painter who favored trains, active in the 70s. [more inside]
In London, Barclays Bank has sponsored the public cycle hire scheme. Any other recent examples of a big brand sponsoring something seemingly unrelated? [more inside]
Why does my laptop crash after watching streaming videos (BBC iplayer / Youtube) for about 40 minutes? How would I go about investigating / fixing it? [more inside]
Econ Filter - Housing prices vs. interest rates. [more inside]
Planning a trip in mid/late december to Washington D.C. and am not sure what sort of clothing/essentials should be taken with me; as I've never been there before. Your help is appreciated.
What rap/hip hop music should a very un-hip fella start by listening to? [more inside]
Is there any way I can connect my External USB hard drive to my PS3 non-wirelessly while still sharing it wirelessly with other devices (iPad, iPod and other PCs in my house) using an Airport Extreme and a 4 port USB hub? I have a gut feeling that there must be a way to do this but I can't actually work out a real world way to do this. I accept I may potentially need to buy a new cable or two but I can live with that. Any ideas? [more inside]
Thanks to the suggestions in this post I have decided that I need to tell a fantastic guy that I really like him. Yay! Problem? He's leaving for a week and my anxiety is going to drive me nuts. [more inside]
How can I become a responsible adult without getting my dreams lost in the process? Can they be one and the same? [more inside]
What do I do about an attention-hungry relative? I am worried about how she will act at an upcoming funeral! [more inside]
What should we name this unborn person (gender unknown)? [more inside]
Intranet sunset advice? Looking for advice, plans, stories etc from anybody who has shut down an intranet. [more inside]
Is there really one airplane for every eight people in Wilmington, DE? [more inside]
I am using Windows 7, my Windows Live Mail acts fine until I have been on it a few minutes and then I cannot get it to send my Outbox mail and when I try to sync it I get error message "internet not connected" - if I disconnect from internet and reconnect my Outbox sends it then. How can I get it to stay connected or wake up to send and receive emails?
What is a cheap, minimalistic CDMA mobile phone (something along the lines of the Blue Chip VX1)? The interwebs haven't turned up anything for me, really. [more inside]
Can you give me advice, tips, useful skills, and important details on becoming a fantastic executive assistant? Please feel free to be as general or specific as you would like. Lots of details and [more inside]
I need some advice about getting my little Assus online: [more inside]
I am looking for a small square rug to place under our breakfast table, and I need to find it fast in Austin, TX. Where in Austin should I look for such rugs? [more inside]
What do you wish you'd known when you moved into a shared house? [more inside]
Help me fit into a suit! [more inside]
Is there a way to see which of my Facebook friends has the most friends? [more inside]
What is the difference between a civilian contractor and a mercenary? [more inside]