How do I go about learning how DNA sequencing works? [more inside]
Asking for a friend who's now being driven mad by the Muzak... Was "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight", a song by England Dan & John Ford Coley (and covered by everybody from Barry Manilow to Reba McEntire) ever the theme song to a television show? [more inside]
Where can I eat vegetarian while staying in Paris? I'm planning a week's holiday in Paris or perhaps nearby, and would like a hotel that's either vegetarian, or very sympathetic to a vegetarian diet. What are my options? Are there any options?
For some reason my wife has an older portable EKG machine (A GE/Marquette MacPC 12-lead model, like this one) and would like to donate it to an organization that can help people with it. How do I find such an organization?
Are there any short novels (~200 pgs. or less) that have made it onto the New York Times Best Seller List? [more inside]
How do I explain character encoding issues well to very non-technical non-developers? [more inside]
Looking for new magazines to read or subscribe to that publish enthralling nonfiction. [more inside]
I am running Boot Camp (on Snow Leopard) on a MacBook and I can't get my external LCD monitor to play nicely with the Windows side. [more inside]
Please help me listen to music in my car with the iPhone, and take phone calls! I get get a setup to work right. Details follow... [more inside]
My place of employment has a long and convoluted phone tree that our clients have to wade through when they call in. No one in the organization seems to have written everything down in one place, and I'm trying to create a...document?...that allows us to conceptualize which of our menu options lead where, and what they say at each point. What's the best/easiest way to do this and make it useful? [more inside]
Help me refresh my Spanish at the same time that my 8 month old acquires it. Where can we watch Spanish-language cartoons online? [more inside]
CSS Question: How can I enable scrolling on this website without creating a horizontal scrollbar and/or double vertical scrollbars? [more inside]
Any tips for an amateur traveler headed to Merida, Mexico? [more inside]
Husband vs. Wife. The challenge? "In a typical household situation, does every statement you make or question you ask require a verbal or visual response from the other person?" [more inside]
How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ? [more inside]
I want to create a OneNote notebook for personal use only (notes, to-do lists, account passwords—no collaboration) and be able to sync it between my work laptop and my home PC... using Dropbox. Am I a fool? [more inside]
Suggestions for quality non-glossy, simple exterior frame 1920 x 1200 monitor with standard VESA mounts and DVI? [more inside]
I'm looking for a nice bar in Central London to host some mid-week birthday drinks. Can you please recommend some? [more inside]
Help figuring out this novel by a poet that just came out [more inside]
What album is this? [more inside]
Does this kind of rubber stopper have a special name, and where can I get a bigger one? [more inside]
Mystery Ninja Identification: What is the name of the Asian actor visible at 1 hour, 9 mins and 37 seconds into this MST3K episode? [more inside]
What should I do with all of this heavy cream? [more inside]
How do I dispose of this dead stray cat? [more inside]
What are your favorite Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows? [more inside]
Does anyone know of movie scene that shows a sole proprietor in action? [more inside]
Is it a reasonable reading of the film version of Fight Club to say that Marla Singer is another projection of the narrator's neurosis, and that she doesn't exist? [more inside]
Help me remember this old science fiction comic. [more inside]
Is there a hotel that has: a) (relative) proximity to the San Diego Convention Center and b) a helicopter landing pad?
Dropbox... explain it to me like I'm a child. Scenario inside [more inside]
Wedding filter: An acquaintance and her husband recently sampled their anniversary cake (the one that spends the year after the wedding in the freezer). The groom got violently ill from the cake. Is there any mythology surrounding this tradition that will allow this possible omen to be interpreted correctly?
I need a new shoulder strap for my laptop case. Help me find one that's comfortable and reasonably priced! [more inside]
When wearing a bowtie with a wing collar shirt, do the wings go over the bowtie or under? [more inside]
We seem to be having a problem with our well/water system where water intermittently goes out for a short time (about 30 seconds). I'm not sure what the likely problems are, and would appreciate your help diagnosing the problem so I can (1) repair it, or (2) figure out who to call for a repair. Details/my observations thus far are inside. [more inside]
My old gas dryer turns off its fire after 5 minutes. Repair or replace? [more inside]
I've been tasked with finding 100 gifts, all the same, for our major donors luncheon. Even though it's in December, we're hoping to stay away from any specific holiday. And our donors are pretty evenly mixed in gender, so jewelry is probably right out. I have a budget of five dollars per gift, and have been asked to find something unique and elegant. Last year we found lovely handmade wooden bookmarks. My suggestions of things that could be consumed have not been looked on favorably, I'm afraid. Many thanks.
I have two Western Digital My Books (WD5000H) that were being used to consolidate files between two XP SP3 systems. Both of them stopped working at the same time. I use USBDeview on one of the computers that creates a record of every USB device that has been in my system. This showed two separate installs of the WD5000H drivers, plus another install of another unidentifiable WD driver. After the WD drives stopped working, they appeared in a different location as two separate Initio Default Controllers. These drives did not show up in either Explorer, Device Manager or in XP Computer Management panel. An older Iomega external drive and flash drives readily mount. [more inside]
The man who broke my heart five months ago is coming to visit me in my new town. I'd like to see him, but don't want to be disappointed again. How, if at all, can I make the most of his visit? Details inside. [more inside]
Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X? It doesn't have to be fancy, with todo lists, rich text editor, tags, whatever, it just has to have a navigation tree, and a basic text editor for the tree nodes. The ideal solution would be something like KeepNote, but native for OSX, and not necessarily with all the fancy features. [more inside]
The time change just kicked in, which means the long, cold, dark, stupid winter starts now! Other people who get Seasonal Affective Disorder or related symptoms -- what are your best hacks to make the season more bearable? [more inside]
Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
How do you tell if a keyboard is shorted out? Mine is behaving very oddly after a minor liquid spill. [more inside]
Got fired. Can I list this relevant work experience on future resumes? [more inside]
I'm looking for data to use in a statistics class. The data set needs to have less than 25 variables and at least 200 individual records. Any fun/unique/silly ideas? I need to right a paper analyzing this data -I'd like it to be interesting. I need access to raw data - it is okay if it has already been analyzed but I need to show that I can analyze it.
I need a web gallery framework with large, style-able captions and the ability to link to a specific image in the gallery. [more inside]
How do I turn my friend into my lover? He is a bit younger than me, I am recently out of a relationship, and I am not sure he is in to me. I never do well with friendships with men, and we are so close, so I have no idea if I even should try. But I really want to. [more inside]
My gas furnace air intake is too loud. Am I doomed to adjusting my TV volume every 15 minutes for the rest of the winter? [more inside]
Why were there so many cars parked on Hwy 222 South near the PA Turnpike (near Adamstown, PA). [more inside]
I am looking for a web-based podcatcher that will download all or a subset of a podcast's back episodes, zip them up for me, and let me download them at one go. Does such a thing exist?
Microsoft Office 2007 filter: Can you recommend a program/plugin (or the like) which will replace the "ribbon" interface with a traditional menu interface? Free is ideal, but for-pay is okay, too. Running Windows XP. Thanks.