I'm taking a calc-based physics class as well as a calculus class. The last time I took a math class was 5 years ago and I would love some refresher resources - or even better, an intensive algebra-trig-precalc course. Are there any online or in the DC area? [more inside]
Intellectual Property (IP) disclosure: Alternatives to NDA? [more inside]
Any great photography programs or schools in NYC? [more inside]
Band identification--SW US circa 2005 [more inside]
Houseboat rental for the winter in the USA. NC, SC, GA, or maybe FLA. [more inside]
[commitment/marriage/community support filter]: looking for a reading about community support in the success of a relationship. [more inside]
Does Germany have its own LinkedIn? Is there a strong professional social networking community in Germany apart from LinkedIn, in the way France has viadeo? China and Japan are also of interest, but I care most about Germany. For the sake of future readers, other countries are welcome. Does not have to be in English.
Ruined my 25 year old leather belt. For some years I've been looking for a duplicate, but no joy. I'm looking for a plain, flexible, natural-cowhide belt, made well and unadorned. [more inside]
I'm looking for a broadband provider for the UK who'll give me a contract of 6 months or less, don't require a phone line (not essential but preferred), and provide a speed/download limit suitable for a house of 4 typical 20-something Internet users. I can't find one. Help me?
I'm an American WWOOFing in Japan. I found a deer horn (antler? --I'm a city boy) in the forest here. If I try to take this back to America, will I run into trouble? [more inside]
I'm stuck in Adair, Iowa (pop 800) with a probably unfixable car which was towing a trailer hauling all my possessions. OMG help. [more inside]
I'm looking at Craigslist for a treadmill (to build a walking desk). There seem to be a lot of Proforms and a few Nordics, with a smattering of other items. I'm leaning towards the Nordic, and want to find out: 1) What's a good price (they seem to be all over the map)? 2) What kind of questions should I ask the sellers? 3) Is there another brand/model that would work better for building a walking desk?
Should I add more liquid to my refrigerator pickles? [more inside]
How can I get hotmail to stop sending spam to all of my contacts even though I have closed the acct.? [more inside]
Where can I find work-appropriate plus-sized UV protection (at least SPF 30) clothing? [more inside]
Bookfilter: The name and author of a book escapes me... [more inside]
I want to add to the 'comment' functionality in Microsoft Word - what are my options ? [more inside]
How do I automate interaction with a web site via a computer program? [more inside]
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
I'm teaching a college course where I have to lecture to a full class, yet use portions of the class time to work with smaller groups while some people sit around, waiting. How do I not waste their time, or make them feel disengaged from the course? [more inside]
Davin Stowell is wearing a wrist watch in the film Objectified, can you help me identify it? Link to photo inside. [more inside]
Taking my car (previously mentioned here) on a cross-country road trip on Saturday. Need some more advice. [more inside]
Any way to rescue photos/etc from an iPhone in recovery mode? [more inside]
Is there an iPhone app that will record the steps from my pedometer? Bonus points if it does graphs and is free. [more inside]
How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
Per hour, per word, per document, or for the project - how to price a writing job. [more inside]
Bookfilter: A kid has a pet rabbit and forgets to take care of it and something horrible happens. [more inside]
Sewing. Need online resources and recommendations for tools and a basic machine. [more inside]
I feel betrayed by my friend/roommate. How do I get over this? [more inside]
I love the look of ladies neckties and I want to start wearing them to the office, but I am not sure how to go about sizing them to fit (5' 1") me. I think most men's ties look too wide, and I know there are also skinny ties, but I'm assuming they'd be too lengthy... [more inside]
Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
A question about our security deposit in the state of California. [more inside]
How much time spent with your kid is enough, and how much is too much? [more inside]
I have to keep calling my apartment manager in to repair the HVAC (heating and air conditioning) unit every few months. This can't be right. I know YANMRP (you are not my repair-person) but I wonder what could be going on and what I can do about it. [more inside]
What should I use to attach a metal sliding closet door guide to ceramic floor tile? [more inside]
The select and direct selection tools in illustrator cs5 have suddenly stopped behaving normally. Does anyone know how to fix this? [more inside]
My standard MO when I go on vacation is to plot out all of the locations I'd like to visit using My Maps on Google, and then I pull up the KML on my iPhone. Unfortunately, my next trip is in the UK where I won't have a data plan! [more inside]
Help me dig myself out of an SQL hole involving crazy multiple joins. [more inside]
I need free Windows software to create and burn images of audio CDs. [more inside]
How does Julian Assange make a living? [more inside]
Someone just sang a stupid song, to himself; he sits next to me at work. Which raises a question: Why do songs get stuck in our brains for days? What is the scientific explanation for this phenomena? Is it an affect of modern life on the individual? Do we fear of loneliness?
Where can a college student buy an inexpensive (and legit) Windows OS license? [more inside]
Should raw milk raclette smell like this? [more inside]
A group of us students are given the opportunity to go abroad over the Spring Break week in a (predominately) non-english speaking country. The location is up to us (war zones are of course off limits. I'm unsure of the distance limit, I believe South-East Asia is too far away, and St. Petersburg is the only option for Russia) and the cost is subsidized quite a bit. The purpose of the visit isn't for lounging around and seeing sites though, we will be conducting individual research in order to make a ~50 minute presentation back home. Obviously this is something that will come from the desires of the group, but I was hoping to get some input from the educated masses here at MeFi so that I could relay it back to the rest of the group.
Spare 5 minutes. What do I type into Google to learn or laugh?
What are the best fictional movies focused around the U.S. Secret Service? I'm more interested in movies with fictional Presidents and situations.
Never been to a scifi/comic convention: help me change this! Especially if I can only attend 1 in the next few years, what would you recommend as the most fun convention for me (1) in Eastern Canada? or (2) in North America? [more inside]
I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
Where is the best place to purchase OEM wheels at a good discount? [more inside]
What does this badge mean? [more inside]