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Irritated Enough To Irrigate

Ear wax-filter: I'm looking for some advice and/or tips about dealing with earwax blockage in one ear (resulting in muffled hearing) and the proper usage of at-home irrigation systems. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Jan 31, 2010 - 44 answers

Did I receive substandard care from my OB?

Did I receive substandard care from my OB? Contains discussion of childbirth and related anatomy. [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Jan 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Sucking on a bone?

What has your experience been with bone marrow transplants? [more inside]
posted by NeonBlueDecember on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Sake to me!

Does anyone know where to purchase this particular sake in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Pleadthefifth on Jan 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Why won't hulu load on my ibook?

Why won't my computer load hulu, or other videos? I have an ibook G4. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jan 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Parable that wealth does not bring happiness

I'm looking for a specific parable or folk story with the moral that wealth does not bring happiness. It goes something like: Rich man comes into town. The people see his nice things and assume that he's happy. He goes home and commits suicide. The end. [more inside]
posted by great.ideas.$1 on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

What is a ballerina standing on?

What is a ballerina doing when she's "on point"? [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jan 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Help my sister not be a frump

Chic, eco-sustainable potato sack? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Jan 31, 2010 - 9 answers

What is the easiest way to transfer all my music from ipod to my new hard drive?

My hard drive on my dell laptop (inspiron E1705 - running windows vista) just crashed deleting my itunes library. I got a new a hard drive and have my music still saved on my 120 gig ipod (newest generation). What is the easiest way to transfer all my music from ipod to my new hard drive?
posted by AZNsupermarket on Jan 31, 2010 - 12 answers

blood type diet

Is there anything to the specific blood-type diet? [more inside]
posted by Maude_the_destroyer on Jan 31, 2010 - 17 answers

Mapping Out the Historiography

Is there a William and Mary Quarterly for nineteenth century American history? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jan 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Cutting contact with an Ex from the same friendship group.

Ex-Relationship Filter: What's the best way to cut contact with an Ex, when you have got friends in common. [more inside]
posted by 92_elements on Jan 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!

I'm "THAT" mom - and it's that time of year. It's time to plan the Spring Concert performance for a Kindergarten class, having a "Jungle" theme; and aside from the limitations imposed by circumstances, only one rule applies: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has been banned after five consecutive years of being performed in every concert no matter what the theme. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Jan 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Twenty-Four Pixels of Sweet, Sweet Sticking it to the Man

How does one (or can one) spoof reported screen resolution from IE6 and up? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

At my daughter's sleepover last night one of the girls said "your house smells bad". :(

How do I get rid of - after first identifying - a weird "animal smell" in my house? [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Jan 31, 2010 - 19 answers

Chemex carafe in Toronto?

Where in Toronto can I buy a Chemex carafe coffee maker?
posted by feelinggood on Jan 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Orlando and Kima, buying drugs from who?

In season 1, episode 10 of The Wire ("The Cost"), who is Orlando supposed to be buying the drugs from? (Probable spoilers within.) [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on Jan 31, 2010 - 7 answers

UK Election Offences - help me not offend!

With UK elections fast approaching I need a crash course in offences. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I buy computer hardware offline?

Where can I buy computer hardware? Offline? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Jan 31, 2010 - 8 answers

The Old Man and the C(omputer)

Would a Mac be more resistant to abuse (such as abrupt power shutoffs) than a typical (?) PC? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Jan 30, 2010 - 19 answers

A weally hawd question

Why do little kids pronounce "r" as "w"? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jan 30, 2010 - 25 answers

What is the next step of this Kenken?

What is the next step of this Kenken? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 30, 2010 - 23 answers

Rock and roll piano

How can I learn to play the piano like Nicky Hopkins and Richard Manuel? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jan 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Academic and business styled conversations

Looking to balance differences between academics and business world communication styles? [more inside]
posted by pmononoke1 on Jan 30, 2010 - 17 answers

I wanna play my Myst again

Please help me figure out what to do with my old Game and OS CDs. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jan 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Should we get a pet? Google research seems to say 'yes'.

Can pets really ease depression? My husband is suffering from work-related depression at the moment, he is seeing a therapist for this. When we were discussing getting a pet, we thought it would be best to ask the therapist before going ahead with the idea. The therapist's answer was: if you want one, get one. The problem is that we do not know if it is a good idea or not. [more inside]
posted by tweemy on Jan 30, 2010 - 41 answers

Completely new to Mac/OS X. What do I need to know?

My father-in-law replaced his old Mac Mini with a newer Mac, so he asked me if I wanted the Mini. I've been a Windows guy for almost two decades (with a soft spot for Linux) but have never owned or used a Mac. Being that it's an older Mini, based on the Motorola chip and not Intel, it's not going to be the fastest thing ever, I'm sure, but I figure as something that doesn't cost me anything it's as good a way to learn about Mac as any. Seeing as I am a complete Mac virgin, I was wondering if those of you who know your way around Macs would give me a piece of advice. [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 30, 2010 - 24 answers

Looking for true story about adopting children with physical disabilities

I'm looking for a book I read in the mid '90's. It was a true story about a couple that adopted a bunch (8?) of kids with physical disabilities. I can't remember much about the book but I think their house had stairs and they made one child do push-ups until he could climb the stairs using only his arms. Oh, also I think they didn't have a tv. What is the title?
posted by ticketmaster10 on Jan 30, 2010 - 5 answers

What Kind of Sloth is Sid?

What kind of prehistoric ground sloth is Sid from Ice Age? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jan 30, 2010 - 5 answers

What men's clothing stores in the SF Bay area have salespeople who are helpful and willing to listen?

I need a fashion update. I'm in my mid forties. I know zero about fashion. Clothes bewilder me. Macy's and Nordstroms have nice clothes (I think?) but the salespeople are just kids and they don't give a rat's ass what you look like or whether they've actually helped you. In fact they're all laughing at me behind my back, obviously. Little bastards. Anyway, I need help from someone who knows what's what. [more inside]
posted by eeby on Jan 30, 2010 - 23 answers

Me and the Beeb

I'm going to be interviewed on the radio on Wednesday, and i've never done it before. Help! [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Jan 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Can my logmein.com usage be detected at work?

My employer uses Websense to limit what sites we can visit. I recently discovered that logmein.com is not blocked. My question is: can they scan packets and figure out that I am using it to log in to my computer at home? Does logmein.com use any kind of signature protocol/port that would raise red flags, or is it pretty much just a standard webpage? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Well, even Warren Buffett had to start somewhere...

How do I go about investing $10k conservatively, yet with decent yields? [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Jan 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Too much orange

Last night, for reasons unclear to me, my iPod decided it needed to re-synch everything. When it was finished, it indicated that I had just as much space taken by "other" as I did by music and that my iPod is nearly full. How can I remove this "other" stuff? I really don't want to restore; is there any other way to fix this? I am running Windows on a PC
posted by pasici on Jan 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Serving tray for breakfast in bed, in the Perth metro area?

This is a question for people in Perth, Australia. Does anyone know where I can buy a (nice-looking) serving tray with fold out legs for breakfast in bed? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jan 30, 2010 - 9 answers

What are the top academic journals in various fields?

What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 30, 2010 - 49 answers

My formerly sweet neighbor is freaking me out a little. Help!

How do I tell my insecure older neighbor that I’m not having a fling with her husband? [more inside]
posted by vickyverky on Jan 30, 2010 - 39 answers

Raiding the (probably unneeded) college savings

Should I pull the money out of my daughter's 529? She is 19. She is taking time off and is eventually planning to do a certificate program at the community college. Meanwhile we had saved up enough for an expensive four year college. Right now there is a loss on the account. Since it is an age related investment, it is invested pretty conservatively. My understanding is that if I withdraw it now since there is a loss there will be no tax or penalty and I can reinvest in something more aggressive and more flexible, spendingwise. Does this make sense to give up the tax advantage to avoid the possibility of penalties later?
posted by metahawk on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Get me out of my comfort zone - at least a little ways...

Travelfilter: what country/region should I visit next? I have a week or so for a trip that I would like to take sometime this spring. I'll be traveling alone and I want to keep it to a relatively tight budget. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

I'm not being indecisive

Where in the San Jose area should I live? [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Jan 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Help an amateur photo buff with these intertube thingies?

I've been inspired by fellow mefite gomichild's site . I want to put together some of my photos for a site but don't know where to begin. I'm not confident with my design skills, and I wonder if I have any photos that are really good enough. I usually just post photos/snapshots on flickr for friends but I have had people contact me wanting to use my photos- so maybe they aren't so bad...Any suggestions for how to start? Anyone out there want to give me a (paid) hand putting a page together? You can see some of the photos at my flickr site(lots of snapshots here) or at JPG. I could put a few hours a day into a project. Right now I am oozing lack of confidence....
posted by ginky on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Scots/Gaelic shout help needed

Scots/Gaelic shout help needed [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Safely charging NiMH batteries

Rechargeable batteries: Any difference between NiMH batteries purchased in Europe vs. US? I have several AA batteries I bought in Eur for my camera, but I don't have my charger with me in the US. 1. If I buy a charger in the US, can I charge the batteries I bought in Europe? 2. When I go back to Europe, is it OK to use the US charger on the European current with just an adaptor for the plug? I just want to make sure I don't (a) start any fires! or (b) damage the batteries. The batteries I have are all either 2000 or 2650. thanks for your help!
posted by leticia on Jan 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Oh, North Carolina, How I did Love Thee...

I can't renew my Drivers License here in California because I've been flagged by the North Carolina DMV for traffic citations dating from 1991. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Reggae for this bhatti boy, please.

Suggestions for reggae artists from the Caribbean, but NOT from Jamaica. [more inside]
posted by Craig on Jan 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit Vista: are they friends?

Installing Windows 7 64-bit onto new hard drive. Will I still be able to access the data on the old drive that has 32-bit Vista installed?
posted by dabug on Jan 29, 2010 - 5 answers

What do I call this guy?

Army filter: How do I refer to a recruit in basic training in the army? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jan 29, 2010 - 10 answers

UK election compatibility quiz website?

UKElectionFilter: What's the name of that amazing website that asks you a series of questions and then displays your compatibility with the various parties? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Jan 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Wedding singalong!

Song to sing along to at our wedding? Lots of requirements inside are making us stuck. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jan 29, 2010 - 35 answers

Blog Posting Old Letters?

Guys, what is that website or blog that is posting an old letter every day? I think they're all letters from famous or notable people. It's been mentioned in various media and around the web (though not, it seems, on MeFi), but I didn't note the name of it at the time, and Googling is not getting me anywhere. Ring any bells? I would love to be able to cite it for a research project.
posted by Beckminster on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

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