What are the best foreign interest rates, and how can I take advantage of them? [more inside]
What is this sea bird? [more inside]
Why has "A Song for Bob Crane" by Clem Snide disappeared? [more inside]
What could have caused all my linux log files to vanish? [more inside]
In the apartment I'm moving into, each room has a wall sleeve (just below the window) for an air conditioner. We tried installing one of my air conditioners in there tonight, and it's too small to fit the space. It mostly fills it, but even with the fins on either side of the air conditioner pulled out, there are still spaces above and below. Does anyone have any advice on how to properly install the air conditioner? [more inside]
Really specific circumstances always lead to hiccups. Why? [more inside]
What version of Sim City will work nicely on a 12" 867 Mhz powerPC G4 powerbook with 640 MB DDR SDRAM running os x 10.4.11 and where can I buy it or download it. Free or not. [more inside]
Is this nuts? I want to have 2 installations of (self-hosted) wordpress which both show the same content - therefore use the same db. [more inside]
Infinite Jest: should I buy the Kindle or Apple iBooks version? Specifically, I'm worried about footnote support. Naturally, I have an iPad so I have the luxury to choose!
Can you identify this female standup comic I saw briefly in the early '90s with a funny, very Southern routine? [more inside]
Who plays the song from this youtube video?
I've done the right thing, but I feel wretched about it. How can I best make myself feel less horrible? [more inside]
I'm looking for a hand cranked masticating juicer that can handle fruits, vegetables, and possibly nuts. Anyone know where to find one? [more inside]
a "thought experiment" on gravity: Pretend you could "teleport" a huge mass such as the sun into "empty outer space". How long would it take for the gravitational force to reach a distance such as the distance from the earth to the sun?
Looking for a cheap, well supported, and quick webhost that supports Mailman or similar functionality.
Looking for a cheap, well supported, and quick webhost that supports Mailman or similar functionality. [more inside]
Why does drinking coffee make me hungry? [more inside]
I'm about to graduate and need some help with the job search. I'm a budding anthropologist and/or a programmer. Two part question below the fold. [more inside]
I've got a ~350mb zip archive that I created a couple of years ago. It contains files that are now fairly important to my portfolio. And I can't get them out. Please hope me. [more inside]
Need adivce on making the right decision. [more inside]
What is the name of this really disturbing science fiction short story? (potentially NSFW description) [more inside]
I need a hero. [more inside]
Something (probably a lizard) has died in a pipe behind a wall, and it's stinking up our house. It's bad and it seems to be getting worse. What can we do? [more inside]
What is the best way to ship food in glass jars from the U.S. to a foreign country? [more inside]
Going with my mother next week to a meeting with the management team and surviving founders of a start-up company my dad founded. She's trying to figure out how to value the company shares he left her as part of her estate planning, hence the meeting. [more inside]
How do I feel less COMPLETELY UNPREPARED for yoga tomorrow?
Does anyone know the actual source for the much-quoted Gandhi line, "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." [more inside]
I realize this is a longshot, but would anyone happen to know the source of this image of a curious kitty? [more inside]
Please help me maintain my dignity at work. [more inside]
What is this bug (from Western India)? I have two images sent to me by a friend: one and two. The bug was photographed in Western India.
Do you trust third-party batteries for your cellphone? Specifically I'm thinking about picking up some spare batteries for the HTC Evo, but I've been a non-removable battery phone user for so long that I don't know if I really should stick to the manufacturer's branded batteries or can safely save some money and look elsewhere (like a Seidio, for example).
YANMD-filter: I've been stupid. I realized today that by inconsistently taking my SSRI I have unwittingly caused SSRI withdrawal syndrome. Now what? [more inside]
My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other. [more inside]
What is the best PDF reader for the iPad? I'm talking about speed, features, reliability, etc.
So I'm locked out of my house with a laptop, and my dogs have to pee. [more inside]
Roughly how much will it add to your yearly condo insurance premium if you disclose that you're a smoker? What would be the repercussions for not doing so? Likewise, what about the part of the form that asks if the apartment is "regularly unoccupied during the day or evening by all adult occupants in the household." Both of these were pre-filled with "no" answers, and I'm hesitant to bring it up with the insurance company until knowing a little more. I'm in Brooklyn, NY.
What are these pants (on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
Will the Germany v England game on Sunday the 27th of June be shown in Trafalgar Square? [more inside]
San Francisco Mefites: What is the best day of the week and time of day to visit Alcatraz? And the best way to do it? [more inside]
Happy Slovaks! FIFA World Cup Filter. At the end of the Slovakia vs Italy match today (June 24th), there was a lot of footage of the Very Happy Slovakian team bouncing up and down together on the field, in a circle, with their arms around each other. I'm looking for video footage of that (adorable) part of the beautiful game spectacle. My Google-fu has failed me. Can you help?
How can I sample varieties of absinthe without investing a bunch of money in guessing which bottles might meet my expectations? [more inside]
Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film? [more inside]
How should I respond to students who read emails and surf the net during a class I teach? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Hamilton, ON for the rest of the summer with a pretty lax schedule, pretty empty wallet and pretty much nobody I know. What is there to do, see and enjoy in the GTA for someone as myself? [more inside]
Tutorialfilter: Is it possible to capture "screen grabs" from the touch screen of a Xerox Workcentre 5655? [more inside]
My wife gave me a ring 2-3 years ago (while we were still dating). It's made from a New York State quarter, and silver(?) plated. About 6 months ago it started to tarnish, and now the copper from the inside of the quarter has been revealed. It's beginning to turn my skin green! Can I just take this to any jewelry shop and they can fix it up? Can it simply be replated? [Alternate solution inside] [more inside]
The history of knitted cozies around bike racks... [more inside]
Looking for the title of a foreign (Russian?) film, probably filmed mid-late 90s. What I remember of the plot: gold(?) smuggling operation, with the gold being smuggled in cigarette packs; I believe a factory or power plant was central to the plot somehow; the film was in black & white until about 2/3 through the movie, when in a crucial scene a gold cigarette was used to connect a circuit, flipping on the lights in the power plant and switching the film over to color. Help?
I need to convert a number of .PDF image files to .JPG. Any suggestions (software or otherwise, Windows) appreciated.
Are there any chigger repellents that are safe to use on dogs? All the (human) sprays I've seen do not list them as being safe for animals.
I'm looking for a good pen that I can use for sketching/rendering/etc. The main requirements: ~1mm thickness and it has to play nice with watercolors. Ideas? [more inside]