Help me make a non-disastrous choice on airline tickets to Portugal in relation to customs/connecting flights. [more inside]
Refurbishing an old laptop for use by a friend's 12-year-old daughter. Looking for free software suggestions, any other tips you care to offer. Laptop will mostly be used for schoolwork and freeing up mom's laptop while daughter checks email and chats with friends. [more inside]
My husband's been playing drums for about a year, and he's getting really good. Yay! Unfortunately, I sometimes have a really hard time concentrating on my work when he's practicing. Help me find some gear that will give me the quiet I need. [more inside]
In the sport of curling, does the sweeping really do anything? [more inside]
Is it okay to place a washer and dry opposite of where the connections are (The dryer is electric)? [more inside]
I need help with a Dandruff/Dry Scalp conundrum? [more inside]
How best to blog and create a book promoting website? [more inside]
Is there a workaround for PPC Macs and Microsoft Silverlight? If not, why not? [more inside]
Help me find this cool record player jukebox thing I had when I was a kid. [more inside]
How do I deal with my child coming in last with her grandparents? [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to make Google Chrome quickly display an image's file size. [more inside]
What is today's date in the BP (carbon dating) calendar?
There seems to be a long-form project by several writers to break DC Comics' fourth wall in a fundamental, structural way. What are some of the things that make the DC universe fictional-within-itself, and is there a sort of goal in mind? [more inside]
I was pulled over for speeding in the Adirondacks. I went to court. The officer didn't show up. The judge told me that I could plead guilty to a (no-points) charge and pay $100, or the prosecutor would drop the charges and then refile them, forcing me to drive 2 1/2 hours to court a second time. So of course I agreed to plead guilty and pay a hundred bucks. Is this legal? Or is it double jeopardy? Is there anything I could have done? YANML. [more inside]
Suddenly no one gets MMS photos i send (their screen's blank). i sent one to myself and it worked. it doesn't matter what carrier they have. my tech support (verizon) said it was an issue with the other carriers. i read through other posts here, took the battery out for 30 seconds, to no avail. any suggestions? thanks.
How do I print a double-sided document in Snow Leopard's Preview? [more inside]
Should I buy a machine from Gateway or iBuyPower? [more inside]
What are the coolest/most interesting annual US events and festivals to attend? [more inside]
About to start teaching a Current Issues class to high school students. Need recommendations about quality documentaries that can supplement what we will cover in the class. [more inside]
Which method is better for printing short-run color labels: A) pre-printing a big batch with the color graphics only, then printing all text (black) in-house with a Zebra thermal printer as needed; or, b) printing the whole darn label in-house with a Primera color label printer? [more inside]
How do I get a new more comfortable bath? What is involved? How much would it likely cost, once I factor in labour and any other things it affects (in the UK)? I've never done this sort of thing before and haven't a clue. [more inside]
I love scratching off things that are like lottery tickets, for the "What could it be?!" entertainment value and the relative pointlessness of the answer. But I don't care about winning anything, and I have principled objections to paying the Bad At Statistics Tax. What are good options for getting scratch-off things that are not lottery tickets (or I guess are lottery tickets but not ones I had to pay for)? What are other similarly pointless small entertainments of this sort? I already get a big kick out of unwrapping empty boxes.
My friend, who works for a small custom rubber stamp-making company, is ordering me a rubber stamp that says TRAMP. What other lulzy stamps could he make?
Please help me figure out the name of a play! Some time over the past few years, my girlfriend and I saw or heard about or read a play in which the dialog was all stage directions (and the like) rather than actual dialog. A few lines would have been something like this ... [more inside]
Looking for the full text to one of those Unix/nerd koans. This one is about text editors. All I've able to find from a half hour of googling is the "punchline" - on someones .sig on a bunch of mailing lists. [more inside]
The car key goes into the door lock, but it won't turn. What's wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
I want to register a business in Canada to support a hobby. [more inside]
What's life like as a veterinary technician? [more inside]
I started taking Wellbutrin XL on Monday and I have been experiencing insomnia since then. Will this go away, how can I make it go away, etc? [more inside]
With the IRS Building being targeted yesterday, what might have happened to the 1040 I mailed to Austin two weeks ago? [more inside]
Canon IXUS 100IS : 'Lens error, restart camera'. Does anyone know how to fix the dreaded E18 error on a Canon IXUS 100IS? [more inside]
Seeing Up in the Air makes me wonder - Is technology like Cisco WebEx, Skype, broadband connections, etc. causing your company and/or companies you know of to reduce the need for business travel? [more inside]
I need mindfulness training, but I really don’t want to find my chi. [more inside]
Excel date puzzle - looking for a simpler solution, ramblings follow [more inside]
How do I make money out of a product idea? [more inside]
How noisy are the new Macbooks (2.26GHz basic model)? Do they whistle or whine? Any other annoying things that might drive me mad? [more inside]
I'm desperately looking for a comprehensive breakdown of income distribution in Canada. Help a statistics-challenged workshop leader. [more inside]
Luggagefilter. I have to replace the main zipper on a large suitcase. Is there anywhere in the east end of Toronto that will do this? Alternatively, is it just more cost effective to simply buy a new piece of luggage?
Google question: Is it possible to find out how many people are searching using a very specific keyword or phrase (not Google Trends)? [more inside]
What's the proper use of the phrase "what would seem to be"? [more inside]
Why do classical music competitions sometimes not award a first prize? [more inside]
I lost my Thunderbird tweak. Please help me find it. [more inside]
[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
Affordable hotel in or near Tokyo for 2 adults and 2 young children? Difficulty: We're going to be there during what looks to be peak of the cherry blossom celebrations. Earlier ask.mefi recommendations are booked solid. Bonus: Ideas for us to spend the time in Tokyo (or alternatives)? [more inside]
I took a look at the Droid and am very tempted. Have a Blackberry Curve which is fine, but I'm due to upgrade anyway. My contract with AT&T (blech) runs out in October, cancellation fee isn't much. Droid should save me $50/month I'm currently spending to keep my Curve synced with my work Outlook. What think you, hive mind? I know there are a lot of MeFi Droid owners. I trust you way more than Amazon reviewers.
Why does my 7-year-old daughter always seek praise and how do I deal with it? I need suggestions for specific responses. [more inside]
[FontFilter] Help find old style fonts for Windows: AvantGarde CondBook and B Avant Garde Demi. [more inside]
My dog has a swollen lip, but she doesn't mind. Do I need a vet? [more inside]