In the fourth episode of Rubicon, the show's main character, Will Travers, is given a rather nice briefcase as a gift. Does anyone happen to know what kind of briefcase it is? [more inside]
(brotherly) pride and (anti-gay) prejudice and (avoiding sibling rivalry issues returning like) zombies
Calling adult younger siblings with older siblings who sometimes annoy them (and anyone else with an opinion on said matters): I'm proud of my gay younger brother for a stand he's taken (some would say finally); should/how I express this to him without accidentally being patronizing? Long details within. [more inside]
What should I do if I'm not comfortable with kindergarten fund-raising in my child's name? [more inside]
Help identify this mechanical calculator I saw as a teen. [more inside]
What's the best digital camera for everyday use (and LEGO Photography)? [more inside]
Carshoppingfilter: Jeep Wrangler or Toyota FJ Cruiser? Please help this SUV newb pick a vehicle. [more inside]
Asking for a friend...she has an Apple laptop with Microsoft Office 2004. She can't view/edit .XLSX, .DOCX documents, etc. Is there a Mac version of the compatibility viewer that is available for the Windows version of Office? [more inside]
What's the best way to increase my sinus/head Shiatsu-fu? [more inside]
What is the best rule-of-thumb for the shelf life of a story? I told a story the other day which fell a little flat, and after I was thinking it was because I told it once too often. [more inside]
So on Wednesday I'm slated to be an extra on a network TV series filming locally. While I'm there, is there a tasteful, appropriate way to inquire about PA openings on the show? If so, how would I go about this?
I know the basics of (American) football, and enjoy watching it on TV, but what's the best way to get to grips with the tactics etc? [more inside]
I'm moving. How do I make sure I don't take the fleas, mice, cockroaches, stinkbugs, and ants with me? [more inside]
Help me identify this book from my childhood, please. It's set in a fictional (?) city with a canal system. [more inside]
Anyone know a good, affordable dry cleaner in the San Antonio medical center area? [more inside]
Help me ID my houseguest (not for arachnophobes!) [more inside]
I want to write an erotic story for my girlfriend. How and where do I start? Has anyone tried this? [more inside]
My son got a 130-in-1 electronics lab for his 8th birthday and discovered digital logic from MacCauley's How Things Work. Now he wants to build a half-adder. Help? [more inside]
Name that obscure sci-fi film from the '80s. [more inside]
Okay, I am trying to figure out what this movie is. If you know it please let me know. Sorry for the scant amount of details. The movie would be made in 1987 or earlier. It is a sci fi or horror that has a scene where a man comes into a room and sees a woman being sucked into an orb. He then kills another man who has the orb who bleeds green (I think) blood. That is all I've got.
Are my really good search engine rankings going to change if I move from redirecting to hosting? [more inside]
In pictures of Paris you often see tall, round posting pillars (my term) on the sidewalks on which are posted advertisements and announcements -- what are these posting pillars actually called -- the best English translation is preferred. Thanks.
My wife became pregnant near the end of last month. She's been spotting continuously since implantation began, which means roughly 14 days. We're worried, and are looking for anecdotes from others who've had lengthy implantation bleeding. [more inside]
I'm unable to delete (apparently) empty folders from my Mac. Opening them grinds the system to a halt and even looking at them through the terminal nearly crashes the machine. [more inside]
I am spending ~week in Mokpo, South Korea. Would love some specific tips/ advice/ ideas on fun things to do there... [more inside]
Should I say anything or just let it go? [more inside]
Need advice on choosing private health insurance in Germany. [more inside]
We are replacing the carpet in most of our house, and I'm at a loss where to start. Teach me about buying carpet and having it installed, please. [more inside]
Please help me find a song played before the Pavement concert in St. Paul last night! Byrdsy jangle pop with a chorus of "See you tonight" repeated. [more inside]
Help me find a pair of shoes and/or boots to wear while my Nike Frees hibernate for the winter! [more inside]
What combines nicely with a juicer to make an awesome wedding gift? My cousin and her SO got married a couple weeks ago, I'll be going to see them in 3 weeks. Want to take a lovely gift. Details inside. [more inside]
My painter is recommending Rodda paint for our house exterior. I like that Rodda is a regional company here in Seattle. But I can't find any reviews on their quality. Nothing in Consumer Reports. Painter uses Rodda AC 911 flat and AC 909 satin. Anyone have an opinion? Is it good lasting paint? [more inside]
What are hot and dry foods? I heard somewhere these are good for memory and people living the north western hemisphere. This is from Chinese methodology.
Late September - 2pm wedding in a Catholic church (although I'm not 100% certain it's a true Catholic ceremony), with reception at 4:30pm. Is this outfit okay to wear? [more inside]
Teaching filter: What's the best book or online resource for a trainee maths high school teacher, you are aware of. [more inside]
I'm writing an Asian cookbook. The recipes are mostly finished, and I'm currently testing and narrowing them down to the truly tasty. It'll be self published for friends and family, so won't need to look truly fancy. But I'm stuck for inspiration as to design and layout. So I'm looking for examples of simple but beautiful cookbook page layouts. Preferably viewable online. Suggestions?
What is this saucy french song? [more inside]
Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
How to write a cheque from a UK bank when I don't have a UK bank account? [more inside]
The marketplace of ideas and bad-faith arguments. [more inside]
The name is at nearlyfreespeech.net. The content is on Google Sites. Let’s try to bridge that divide. [more inside]
A soybean roaster has just given me a bag (about a pound) of freshly roasted, shelled peanuts, with skins still on. They are unsalted, somewhat larger than usual Spanish peanuts. Coincidentally, I'm probably going to meet a friend tonight, so how should I prepare these for eating with beer? Should I boil them, heat them in microwave, something else? I have various kinds of salt (Jane's, Lawry's, lemon pepper), Nawlins cajun seasoning, parmesan.
Ok, so I stumbled upon this youtube video (might be NSFW, or at least raise eyebrows depending on your work environment) through some social site (reddit?). It left me with some questions. [more inside]
Did I confabulate this, or did my very youthful self really play an early 90s DOS adventure game where you ran around with a group of dinosaurs trying to save the dinosaurs from extinction? [more inside]
How sick am I going to be if I accidentally drank part of a smoothie that included wood? [more inside]
Earlier today there was a question about being born in the UK and citizenship. Now I'm curious...my mother is English, my father is Dutch, I was born in Canada (while my parents were living there), and I'm a naturalized US citizen. If for some reason I ever wanted to do so, which countries (if any) could I try to claim citizenship in? [more inside]
I'm looking for movies that take place in coastal New England towns. [more inside]
[home repair] How do I get a broken piece of a vintage door latch fabricated? [more inside]
People having difficulty insuring a historic home? [more inside]
asking for roommate - advice on where to get curly hair cut in Philadelphia [more inside]
I have a 4 year old, full sized, 'OriginalBed' Tempurpedic mattress which I originally purchased for about $1200, and now sells for $1000. What is a fair price to ask for it now? It's clean and undamaged, and someone is interested in buying it, but I don't know how much to ask for.