Handyman filter: we hired someone to install a new door in our rented house, but there is a gap between one side of the door and the frame. How to fix? [more inside]
How can I repair / access an Integral/Courier 4GB USB memory stick? When I plug it in Windows 7 [Home Premium, 64bit] says the "Device needs to be reset before it can be used", then "Failed to reset the device to factory default". [more inside]
Will my big baby be a big adult? He 9 months and is in the 80th+ percentile for height and weight and his head is (literally) off the charts big. I am just kind of curious as to whether he is likely to be super tall/big as an adult and my googling of this question has let me down. [more inside]
How long should I allow to collect baggage, clear customs, find the correct terminal, etc on (international to domestic) flights into and out of LAX? [more inside]
Looking for a magazine-style article where the author recounts how his middle eastern family changed over the course of a generation from modern secularism to religious/political conservativism [more inside]
In iTunes 9.1, what is the applescript button number for the "Save Genius Playlist" button? [more inside]
What item or knowledge has saved you in a car-related bind? [more inside]
Does anyone know if there is a recording of the original opening night of the "RENT" Musical; from the night after Jonathan Larson passed away, and if so, where I might find it? [more inside]
Is it worth getting a Consumer Reports subscription to research baby stuff? [more inside]
Are there small databases for music and (less importantly for me), books and movies that are available as sql dumps or flat txt files? [more inside]
I spend most mornings before work with 45 minutes on the treadmill at my gym. To pass the time and not stare at the damn TV bank, I read. Help me find the best quality, most creative, intelligent, and engaging short-form non-fiction reading on the internet. Help me strengthen my mind as I strengthen my heart and not get captured by the boob tubes in my line of sight. [specifics inside] [more inside]
Greater Vancouver area filter: Where can my husband learn to be a collision estimator? [more inside]
Bah! Help me deal with my difficult excel data! [more inside]
This morning, I took my two daughters to the pool. One is 4.5, the other is almost 3. I thought it might be a fun project to see if I cannot, on my own, teach them to swim. I was wondering if there were any online, pre-designed "swimming lessons for 3 and 4 year olds" that people could recommend. Something thorough, and that you think is grounded in good practice.
What's the real reason apes evolved to move through trees using arms rather than legs and a tail; why do they swing rather than jump? Surely not because "a tree branch can hold more weight above than it than below it" (as purported by a suspect sheet of "fun facts" at the zoo). [more inside]
Am I limited as to the capacity of a second hard drive to be added to my PC? [more inside]
[Cocktail filter] Please help me re-create Sei's "Liquid Wasabi" cocktail, which is wasabi-free, has sake, ginger, lime, and habanero. [more inside]
Help me find the title of this YA book I've been searching for for 30 years! Two female friends time travel back to old New York. Published in the late '60's or early '70's in hardcover. That's all I recall, except that I loved it. Thanks!
[Classic Vespa Filter] Calling all scooterists! Need some help. '64 VBB: I have gas in my carb box, a wet and black plug, and more smoke than typical. [more inside]
Could I transfer my iPhone from AT&T to a carrier in France if I move? [more inside]
I have a gas stove in good condition that I want to get rid of. Salvation Army's donation pickup line in my area (Boston) never answers my calls and never returns my messages. What other options do I have? Also, I was told by the stove salesman that selling the stove wasn't a good idea because I'd be liable if the purchaser hooked it up wrong and poisoned or exploded themselves. Is this true, or was it just FUD?
Tips for maintaining unoccupied home? [more inside]
Am I on the receiving end of an early-stages dating "fade-out"? Or am I just neurotic? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
After 20 some years of having my period, everything hurts and aches so much more. I can't sleep because of it either and am averaging 3-4 hours of sleep a night. Suggestions for eliminating pain immediately (please please) when regular remedies aren't working? [more inside]
I heard the Oil Barons destroyed trains in the 70s in the US. Should I let this get in the way of a trip by train from NYC => Washington DC and back (just one night in DC)? Or are flights + security + not-dodgy company better? I have no idea. A previous AskMeFi thread suggested that in 2008 trains were slow but reasonably enjoyable. What's the Q2 2010 view?
I have no phone and little contact information on a friend who may be suicidal right now. I need quick answers - I am very concerned. [more inside]
What are good resources for the history of letterforms? [more inside]
Why is my lawnmower engine suddenly racing? Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
I feel bad giving tough love to my mom when she is feeling depressed about breaking up with her asshole boyfriend. I don't know how to make her situation better for her, or to ease her pain. All I can do is lend an ear but its annoying that my privacy is invaded constantly because shes totally out of it. I never had a private moment to myself all my life, that's a different story. How can I make light of the situation without losing my own sanity?
What visual artistic style(s) would have been popular in the port town of Astrakhan near the year 1560? Links to sample images would be ideal. [more inside]
Help me find something fun to do on a rainy day in Tokyo. [more inside]
[Nonprofit Filter] Small-town arts council needs your help! We seek effective examples of 1) an "ask package" or a "leave behind" to use as a guide when creating our own, and 2) an affordable and duplicatable example of a simple artist's database/registry. [more inside]
Why do Macbooks cost so much more than Windows notebooks? Now that Microsoft has gotten it right with Windows 7, is the Macbook still worth it? [more inside]
How do legal professionals obtain up to date texts of statutes? This is for lawyers in "common law" jurisdictions--The former British commonwealth and the USA, basically. [more inside]
Land Paddling in SE Michigan looking for some good downhill runs. Clawson/Royal Oak area is like an MC Escher painting, all uphill all the time. Would like to do some good carving.
There are so many wonderful visual design websites/blogs where designers are discussing cool things that inspire them. What about music or audio design blogs that do the same thing? [more inside]
How can I keep the white noise from the AC unit from zoning me out all day at work? [more inside]
Hiking, kayaking around Portland, Maine? I'm visiting this weekend and I've read many of the previous threads but I have a few specific questions: [more inside]
Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
Is there another online book swapping service (like Paperbackswap or Bookmooch) that is better/best for tech/computer books? [more inside]
I want to buy my wife a flowers or fruit themed gift that is more permanent than flowers or fruit and I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
What's the deal with skin-on UK fish fillets versus skin-off Everywhere Else fish fillets? [more inside]
[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
Imagine a party à la Madonna's Justify my Love video. What music would you play?
Film geeks.. I'd like to know if I'm really in the minority here, since nobody else I've talked to understands. I find myself being able to quickly tell whether a major motion picture was shot on traditional film cameras or HD.. And it really bothers me. [more inside]
Flash is going to be dead? My job is based almost solely in flash development. I love it. Am I going to be out of a job (soon)? [more inside]
What are the questions in the Elementary Division Toronto District School Board (TDSB) interview this year (2010)?
What are the questions in the Elementary Division Toronto District School Board (TDSB) interview this year (2010)? [more inside]
Young-adult fiction about the barest survival of a family in rural Appalachia? [more inside]
How do you address your mother-in-law in your own culture? [more inside]