What are some good albums that coalesce in the genres of minimal techno, tech house, dub techno, and deep house? [more inside]
Can you listen to air traffic communications inflight? [more inside]
How can I get out and meet people with -zero- financial cost? [more inside]
My Macbook Pro (Mac OS X, v. 10.5.8) began operating v e r y slowly, with Firefox (v. 3.6.9) running. Help me solve this mystery, and figure out how to repair my disk without having to pay Big Store. [more inside]
This is a painting that a friend's mum copied from another (well-known?) artist. I'd love to find the original. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I need suggestions for kid friendly, single dad, cheap, fun things to do in Orlando. [more inside]
Visiting Toronto as a broke single gal... [more inside]
Installing rear rack on bike. Bolt size conundrum. [more inside]
Help me identify the pros and cons of several Texas cities? [more inside]
Please help me identify this song from almost no information at all. [more inside]
Please recommend a vacuum that will pick up cat hair from carpet and wood flooring. [more inside]
Help me find an NGO like Penn's Haiti project to volunteer over the Dec.-New Years' period. The reason I can't do J/P is because my two sons (18 and 21) will be joining me and they don't allow volunteers under the age of 21. [more inside]
Aww, man...do I really need a website? [more inside]
In gmail, I want to be able to run a search for Sent messages that have not yet received a reply. Is this possible?
How do you come to know who you are? [more inside]
What's the best way to safeguard my backups from the effects of a solar storm? Should I worry about that at all? [more inside]
Can you help me decide if I should buy into our home heating oil co's price cap program? [more inside]
What's with the metal chewing? [more inside]
It's another round of "Name that Computer Game!" [more inside]
What's the best way to dry jalapenos? [more inside]
I'm reading Marx's "Capital" Vol. I and I'm looking for a "Dummy's Guide" to his economic theories. [more inside]
Dear friends of the internet, I don't go out to the movies. Now I have Netflix and it's time to catch up! What do you suggest I watch? [more inside]
Gift-worthy Scotch Whiskey, preferably one that goes well with a tobacco pipe in the evening? [more inside]
What are some non-obvious ways of encouraging an 18-year-old who has never held a real job to get out there and really get looking? [more inside]
I love to bake bread and need more recipes. EXOTIC recipes. [more inside]
What should we do? We have 3 cats, one of which tested positive for feline leukemia. [more inside]
Where does one shop for "vintage" porn in Paris? [more inside]
Who sings the spanish version of I got you (I feel good) by James Brown [more inside]
Did you have speech therapy as a kid? Did you have experiences from your speech therapy sessions that traumatized or empowered you? [more inside]
What should we do now to ensure the seller is moved out of the house we are buying on closing day? [more inside]
What books can I read aloud to my kids (ages 7 and 10) that expand their horizons - to other countries, other cultures, history - and are also compelling? [more inside]
What's the sample in this old d'n'b tracker tune? [more inside]
How can I tell if my Kindle v2 will work internationally? [more inside]
Is there a way to get a free or very cheap copy of Microsoft Word (just Word, and not the whole Office suite)? [more inside]
Couple-y social activities in London in late October? [more inside]
How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
Help me decorate my office with posters and pictures of inspirational figures. [more inside]
I recently read about a study that found the brain thinks in more security-oriented ways after the birth of one's first child. I can no longer find it. Folk wisdom seems to say that once you have a child, your values usually change and you are a different person. Is there research for or against chemical and neurological changes in parents?
I would like to watch a movie in a small box that would be constantly on top of Photoshop, so I can work at the same time. I would like a minimal frame, without all the menus and commands. What's the best player for this purpose?
Soft, sweet, beautiful, modern, folksy music that you might find sad but would NOT qualify as "depressing"? [more inside]
In the Seinfeld episode "The Cartoon" Elaine submits a cartoon idea to the New Yorker (that she steals from Ziggy). It depicted a pig at a complaint department saying "I wish I was taller". I'd like a copy to print out for my cubicle but can't find it anywhere.
What's the deal with my water heater? [more inside]
Statistics question: How many tries are necessary for 99.9% chance of full coverage of a heterogenous population? [more inside]
Are there any great books out there about whining? My toddler is well on her way to becoming a regional champ & it's a problem. [more inside]
Does anyone know where the Dave Eggers quote, "Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring" is originally from? [more inside]
Can someone explain this image to me? What's the joke? (uh, yeah, I'm totally asking for a friend.)
Help me search and replace all instances of a word that are not preceded by another specific word. [more inside]
WiFi: it's not a range extender I want but... something else. [more inside]
Book Recommendations for Post-Divorce pain and anxiety? Help me help my girlfriend who is recently divorced and consumed with fears about being alone. She needs something positive and empowering to give her some strength to face the future and get comfortable living alone. She's in her early 30s with one child and she initiated the divorce because she was so unhappy.
Is there a website out there where I can enter the names of two species and be given the approximate date when their last common ancestor lived? Bonus points if it tells me what sort of species this ancestor probably was, and for showing me the part of the tree of life relating to these species. Thanks!