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How to avoid customs madness?

Help me make a non-disastrous choice on airline tickets to Portugal in relation to customs/connecting flights. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Feb 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Useful free software for a 12-year-old?

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]
posted by halcyon_daze on Feb 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Noise canceling headphones & the like: Help me stop the beat from going on.

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]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Does sweeping in curling achieve anything?

In the sport of curling, does the sweeping really do anything? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Feb 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Putting washer and dryer criss cross from connections.

Is it okay to place a washer and dry opposite of where the connections are (The dryer is electric)? [more inside]
posted by dolemite01 on Feb 20, 2010 - 4 answers

What can I use for my dandruff/dry scalp?

I need help with a Dandruff/Dry Scalp conundrum? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Feb 20, 2010 - 21 answers

To Blog and More

How best to blog and create a book promoting website? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Isn't there a way to stream Silverlight-based videos on a non-Intel Mac? Why not?

Is there a workaround for PPC Macs and Microsoft Silverlight? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Feb 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Like KoL set in Victorian London and everything's being stolen?

Web-based RPGs similar to Kingdom of Loathing? [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find this cool record player jukebox thing I had when I was a kid.

Help me find this cool record player jukebox thing I had when I was a kid. [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Feb 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Grandparents that ignore granddaughter: how to deal?

How do I deal with my child coming in last with her grandparents? [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Feb 20, 2010 - 49 answers

What is this hat?

What kind of hat is this? [more inside]
posted by spasm on Feb 20, 2010 - 3 answers

How to view image file sizes in Google Chrome?

I'm looking for a way to make Google Chrome quickly display an image's file size. [more inside]
posted by empyrean on Feb 20, 2010 - 5 answers

And today is -60...

What is today's date in the BP (carbon dating) calendar?
posted by eleanna on Feb 19, 2010 - 12 answers

How has the DC universe fictioned itself?

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]
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y on Feb 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Not Double Jeopardy?

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]
posted by musofire on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Recipients of my blackberry MMS photos get blank screens?

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.
posted by holdenjordahl on Feb 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Double-Sided Printing in Preview

How do I print a double-sided document in Snow Leopard's Preview? [more inside]
posted by Despondent_Monkey on Feb 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Amateur Gamer Filter: iBuyPower / Gateway experiences?

Should I buy a machine from Gateway or iBuyPower? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Feb 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Most interesting annual events in the US.

What are the coolest/most interesting annual US events and festivals to attend? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Feb 19, 2010 - 72 answers

Great documentaries that changed my viewpoint

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]
posted by dealing away on Feb 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Color Me a Label....But Make it Cheap.

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]
posted by webhund on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I get a new more comfortable bath?

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]
posted by Flitcraft on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Easily amused

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.
posted by dorque on Feb 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Get it? TRAMP stamp? Heh heh heh.

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?
posted by lizzicide on Feb 19, 2010 - 104 answers

"Sarastic reply!" "Hurt expression."

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]
posted by anaphoric on Feb 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Text editor koan.

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]
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] on Feb 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Why won't my car key turn in the door lock?

The car key goes into the door lock, but it won't turn. What's wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Part-time photography business in Canada?

I want to register a business in Canada to support a hobby. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Feb 19, 2010 - 6 answers

What's your life like as a vet tech?

What's life like as a veterinary technician? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Feb 19, 2010 - 5 answers

When will Wellbutrin XL stop making me not sleep at night?

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]
posted by tweedle on Feb 19, 2010 - 16 answers

The IRS in Austin

With the IRS Building being targeted yesterday, what might have happened to the 1040 I mailed to Austin two weeks ago? [more inside]
posted by bach on Feb 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Does anyone know how to fix the dreaded E18 error on a Canon IXUS 100IS?

Canon IXUS 100IS : 'Lens error, restart camera'. Does anyone know how to fix the dreaded E18 error on a Canon IXUS 100IS? [more inside]
posted by vostok on Feb 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Up in the air...no more?

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]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Feb 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Find your power animal.

I need mindfulness training, but I really don’t want to find my chi. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Feb 19, 2010 - 19 answers

The cake is not a lie, if we know you deserve it . . .

Excel date puzzle - looking for a simpler solution, ramblings follow [more inside]
posted by protorp on Feb 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Is my product idea worth money?

How do I make money out of a product idea? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on Feb 19, 2010 - 16 answers

How noisy/quiet are the new Macbooks?

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]
posted by deeper red on Feb 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Give me your poor, your tired, your counted.

I'm desperately looking for a comprehensive breakdown of income distribution in Canada. Help a statistics-challenged workshop leader. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Feb 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Toronto luggage repair?

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?
posted by Chuckles McLaughy du Haha, the depressed clown on Feb 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Number of specific Google searches?

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]
posted by kmavap on Feb 18, 2010 - 5 answers

English usage: "what would seem to be."

What's the proper use of the phrase "what would seem to be"? [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Feb 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Why do classical music competitions sometimes not award a first prize?

Why do classical music competitions sometimes not award a first prize? [more inside]
posted by yayjenny on Feb 18, 2010 - 4 answers

I lost my tweak!

I lost my Thunderbird tweak. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me stereophonically multitask!

[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]
posted by supercres on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Where can two adults and two kids find a bed among a sea of lots of pink flowers?

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]
posted by ydant on Feb 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Another Undecided Consumer

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.
posted by bearwife on Feb 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Yeah, it's nice. That's nice too. Yup. Nice.

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]
posted by yawper on Feb 18, 2010 - 40 answers

Old PageMaker fonts needed

[FontFilter] Help find old style fonts for Windows: AvantGarde CondBook and B Avant Garde Demi. [more inside]
posted by Feantari on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Do I need a vet?

My dog has a swollen lip, but she doesn't mind. Do I need a vet? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Feb 18, 2010 - 14 answers

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