Help me, GardeningMeFi - is something wrong with my newly-germinated baby vegetables? Why are they so spindly but still healthy? [more inside]
How early should we arrive at JFK for an international flight with Aer Lingus, if we're checking in online? [more inside]
Hi everyone, What on earth is this worm-like creature that I found recently. I have never seen anything like this and would like to know more!
Why do businesses in Turkey never seem able to make change? [more inside]
I want to become a whiskey drinker, lover and aficionado. Over the past several months I have grown to enjoy whiskey very much. Can someone point be in the right direction of some good whiskies to start building a nice collection around? Any literature I can get my hands on to improve my whiskey knowledge?
This question is for ad critics, fashionistas, New Yorker readers, and photo experts who like to declare "'Shopped!": What is UP with the Fairchild Fashion Group ad on page 9 of the April 12 New Yorker? [more inside]
Need help converting very old Family Tree Maker .ftm file to gedcom. [more inside]
Western NY -- Thrift stores, weird records, flea markets, bizarre antiques? [more inside]
Please help me decide whether this laptop should be repaired or tossed. [more inside]
My in-laws are trying to sell their timeshare. Are they being scammed? [more inside]
iTunes filter: I store all my MP3s on an external hard drive, and iTunes is set to automatically sync my iPhone whenever I plug it in. Everything works fine, except when I'm traveling without my external hd and I plug in my iPhone. If I do that, the next time I check my iTunes all the songs that are on the iPhone have a gray exclamation point next to them. Help! [more inside]
Second Hand Kid's bike issue: Can you adjust a pre-set handle-grip gear selector, or is it always a sign of another issue? [more inside]
Who is this woman? I've seen her in all kinds of ads on all kinds of websites. Any ideas on how to find out?
What are some bands where every member has an incredible amount of technical prowess? [more inside]
Bike maintenance and grease options: I'm going to be cleaning and lubing my drive train as throughly as possible this afternoon, but I'm not sure if the lubricants I have on hand are appropriate for things like greasing the jockey wheel, or if there's an appropriate automotive grease that can substitute. [more inside]
My 83 year old mother wants to be able to play computer games and I am not sure what to do. Can you help me help her? [more inside]
What is are THE cool things (movies, toys, whatnot) with elementary-school-age kids these days? [more inside]
The replacement laptop battery I just received is listed as 14.8v while the one I use is listed as 11.1v. Both are 5200mah. Can I use this new battery without harming my laptop? [more inside]
What plant is this? [more inside]
How do I play the Fallout 3 Add-On packs now that I've (nearly) reached the end of the game? [more inside]
I cooked up some yummy Pastitsio on Friday (ground beef, noodles, onions, spinach, eggs, evaporated milk and feta cheese). If it is sealed tight in the refrigerator, can it be served on Monday? Will it still be good? In the past I have found this dish doesn't freeze all that well............
Medical translation filter: I'm off to the Middle East and Europe. Small concern - I have a collection of allergies that would need to be known in an emergency, especially as I'll be in a few remote places. What do I put on a medic alert band in Arabic countries? (Help with notes for wallet card also appreciated!) [more inside]
I accidentally broke a single glass window pane in my apartment. I couldn't believe how easily it broke, but now I see that it's 1/16th of an inch thick! No wonder! Landlord wants me to pay for the repair, I want ALL my windows replaced with 1/8" panes for free! [more inside]
I may have an opportunity to take out an educational loan that I don't need. It is a federal 6.55% unsubsidized loan. Would it be worth it to take the loan out to start a Roth IRA? [more inside]
Achieving a fitness level is difficult. Once I've got it, should it be as much of an effort to maintain that level? Or is it OK if it starts to feel easy? [more inside]
Identify this book: lady with white hair and crimson "area" tries to get her boyfriend to kill a hobo and plant a tree. [more inside]
Help me help my roommate not be so tired all the time/ eat healthier. [more inside]
Least stressful way to transport a family from London to Toulouse? Car vs Train vs Plane! [more inside]
What's going on grammatically in the opening verse of the Quran, which uses a sound masculine plural for the word "worlds"? [more inside]
What are some examples of tiny user interface changes that had a huge effect on usability? [more inside]
I'm looking for a talk given by two sociologists about how underground music is the driving force behind mainstream music.
I'm looking for a talk given by two sociologists about how underground music is the driving force behind mainstream music. [more inside]
What are the differences, really, between different cuts of steak? Is it all just tenderness, or are there significant flavor differences? Assume a decade-plus of vegetarianism has left me fairly meat ignorant.
Why won't iTunes 9 Home Sharing let my wife drag songs? She can see the [XP] server's library on her Mac, can browse the library, but cannot drag songs into her own library. [more inside]
Does anybody know a good maple sausage/ground beef burger recipe? [more inside]
Is there an "open file" or "new buffer" emacs hook? [more inside]
If I send a postcard from China to the United States, I pay 4.5 RMB. Who gets the money? [more inside]
How can I insure my laptop for travel, when my circumstances are very tricky. [more inside]
let the cat/dog flame wars begin! My dog wants to eat cats - what should I do? [more inside]
Which would be the better law school for someone coming from an Asian country: USC, Case Western, or Washington University? [more inside]
What kind of doctor do I need for my son? I think he may have selective sound sensitivity syndrome or misophonia, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
Water is leaking into the car. Mechanic says ask the glass people, the glass people can't find the leak. [more inside]
My husband's grandmother is in her 90s and we have been offered the chance to buy (for very cheap, basically nothing) her large 1940s woodframe pier and beam house. One story. [more inside]
WeddingFilter: When bridal shower arrangements get out of hand [more inside]
What happened to the fronts in World War I at the Swiss border? Did the trenches go up to an imaginary line and just...stop? Was there just an agreement on both sides that no aggressive action would be taken within a certain distance from Switzerland? Has anything been written on this situation, or even better, any pictures of what happened when the trench lines approached the Cantons? [more inside]
Don'tSaySleepNumberBedFilter: How to cope with very different sleeping preferences (hard/soft, warm/cool)? [more inside]
Road-Trip-Restaurant-Recommendation-Filter: My wife and I will be traveling from Oakland, CA to Long Beach, CA this Saturday. We plan on leaving kind of early and taking our time. My wife is pregnant so we anticipate a lot of bathroom stops. We'll be taking I-5 for most of the trip. My family lives in the Central Valley so I'm familiar with the first part of the trip, but anything on I-5 south of Harris Ranch is new to me. [more inside]
What was your best D&D experience? [more inside]
On September 4, 1974 the bodies of 6 Soviet sailors were recovered by the US Navy while clandestinely surveying the wreckage of submarine K-129. In 1992 CIA director Robert Gates "...as a gesture of intent, a symbol of a new era... carried with [him, on a state visit with Boris Yeltsin] the Soviet naval flag that had shrouded the coffins... [and] a videotape of their burial at sea, complete with prayers for the dead and the Soviet national anthem—-a dignified and respectful service even at the height of the Cold War." Where/how can I watch this videotape?
I'm planning a tea party counterprotest. I've never done this before. Help. [more inside]