What is this bug that I found in my room yesterday? [more inside]
Colonoscopy Prep- making it less unpleasant - detailed description inside [more inside]
I am unable to find a song that I once had on my iPod. It's a post-rock number. Although there are no lyrics (that I recall, anyway), there is an extended sample (I don't know from where) of a guy talking about a hot night when the power went out in his apartment complex. He talks about a woman who lit candles, and somehow in the end this leads to an apartment fire. The song feels like the soundtrack to a dream. My memory is not 100% on these details. It's been well over a year since I heard it. But the song was really good and I think about it now and then and I really miss having it. Anyone recognize it?
How do I pick new city tires for my mountain bike? [more inside]
Tomorrow morning we need to tell our 3.5 year old that our beloved dog has died. Please help. [more inside]
My friend alleges that dictionary writers start with the letter M, but when I asked, "Why?" he had no response. Apparently he just saw it on QI (with Stephen Fry). Extensive googling has produced no results, and I won't be able to sleep until we get to the bottom of this. HALP! [more inside]
How can I tell if someone is remotely viewing (not accessing) my computer and how can I prevent it? [more inside]
A while back I found a web page for nice OSX tool for fixing the dates of a set of pictures by allowing the user to sort them graphically in a timeline. Sadly I did not download it then, and now I seem to have lost the link. Does anyone know what this tool is?
With all the discussions around catholic priest abusing children and the police considering any report of such abuse as not part of their jurisdiction, I was wondering what the legal status of a catholic priest in the United States would be? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any "American food" type buffets in Seattle? [more inside]
How to help my friend's marraige and mental health survive their 3 year old dictators? [more inside]
Should a plaintiff provide copies of her smalls claims court lawsuit papers to the insurance company of the party she is suing? [more inside]
My friend's thermostat failed. He came home and his house was 120 degrees. How does this happen? How common is something like this? Could this have been prevented? [more inside]
I want a Sims-like sandbox type game that I can mess around with in my free time. Suggestions? [more inside]
A friend of mine is being driven crazy by a half-memory of a horror movie or TV show that had the song "Downtown" (Petula Clark's version) in a pivotal scene in it. Does anyone remember this? Not Little Shop of Horrors, though.
Free screencapture program similar to Jing but with more editing features? [more inside]
Is there a closed-form method for finding the unique subsets from the power set of prime factors of an integer? [more inside]
How do I read without talking to myself? [more inside]
[Boston filter] Could anyone recommend a female therapist or psychologist in the city of Boston? [more inside]
I'm considering buying an mac mini or 21.5" imac w. 4GB of RAM. Think that they're powerful enough to support upcoming Adobe CS5 (photoshop, bridge, and InDesign open), Windows 7 in a virtual machine, and HD YouTube video similtaneously--and in a timely manner?
Why is it a bad idea to get one's nutritional needs entirely from vitamin pills and whatnot, and eat whatever one wants for calories?
Where can I buy CDs of the Moscow State Chamber Choir? [more inside]
How can I start a weblog that allows anonymous contributions for posts (not just comments)? [more inside]
[SFBay Area Filter] Replacement for Triangle Machinery? [more inside]
New home owner without a green thumb needs help to bring his destroyed front lawn back to life. [more inside]
Why exactly do the front wheels on some/most buses jut out slightly, whilst the back wheels are recessed? Is this just a case of weight distribution to improve comfort for the driver (by damping vibrations) or something else? [more inside]
Suddenly, my Word and Excel for Mac OS10 open as read only, with a command to save them with a new name. I haven't advertently (is that the opposite of inadvertently?) fiddled with anything. Anyone have a clue why? Thanks.
We need a name for our LLC! [more inside]
I have a PDF (hundreds of pages) that was scanned from a book. All the odd pages are tilted about 6 degrees left, all the even pages, 6 degrees right. How can I fix this, preferably with free software? A command line solution would be ideal.
I need $150 by March 31st. Running out of ideas to obtain it. What can I do? [more inside]
What's a good academic text/trade book about Jinni? [more inside]
Where can I find this desktop background? [more inside]
I have a soundcard with a MIDI port. Is there software out there that would allow me to change the tuning of my MIDI keyboard and play it in real-time through my speakers?
Where are some brick-and-mortar places to get micro-USB cables relatively cheap? [more inside]
Where can I buy Clearly Canadian in NYC? [more inside]
I have an old Line6 GuitarPort with Gearbox 3.5 on a Windows laptop. Does anyone know if there is a Line6 plugin or other software available (from Line6 or elsewhere) that I can download to my laptop that will simulate a looper pedal (or a phrase looper as defined by wikipedia ). I'm trying to record the rhythm for a song I like, have it loop and then freestyle the solo on my guitar, all through my computer.
Cuckoo kitty craves coffeebean crunch. Concerns? [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about this statue of an angry nude man being pummeled by babies? [more inside]
Identifyfilter: Probably quite cheesy children's/young adult book series -- "The Happy Holidays". Google-Fu failing spectacularly. [more inside]
Are there any sports where three teams compete on a field at the same time? Perhaps on a triangular field? [more inside]
Help me plan a 2-day trip to New York with my wife and young children. [more inside]
Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
Help me have a seder for just me and my eight year old daughter [more inside]
Mac users: Can somebody please tell me how to set up a keyboard shortcut or script that allows me to toggle between U.S. keyboard and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) keyboard layouts? I switch these on and off a LOT when I'm using my iMac and Macbook, but am tired of constantly going up to the little flag dropdown menu in the Finder (which I have to do repeatedly as I switch from program to program, since the drop-down window change doesn't seem to apply globally, but rather only within the current program you have up top). I know there's an easier way, I just haven't gotten around to figuring it out or setting it up. Thanks! [more inside]
What are some good charities/organizations that are nonpartisan, that both the most bleeding-heart liberal and bible-thumping fundamentalist conservative would feel comfortable supporting? [more inside]
Non-Profit People: How do you feel about sending solicitation letters to vendors?
Where can I find very low power (+.50) reading glasses in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
Wrooom Wrroom Tractortronica: I'm going to perform live with three tractors. What kind of sounds can you get out of them? [more inside]
I've been recommended for admission to the graduate program I applied for!! Just a few questions... [more inside]
I'm working on a project where I need photo and video reference of a large split-flap display in action, like those old Solari departure boards that used to grace train stations and airports. Where can I still find one in use? High quality video or film references would also be welcome (like if you can think of an old movie where these are featured in action). [more inside]