Iranian Jewish female singer, accompanies herself on the Persian sitar...who could it be? [more inside]
Help!! I have a new disk image on my mac, files have disappeared and I don't know which way is up. [more inside]
I'm troubleshooting, DIY, a clogged toilet. Here's what is happening. What does it mean? (BTW, I have barely any experience with toilets, and while I have plumbed for a summer, I do not have any real knowledge of household plumbing). [more inside]
I have the PSD, I have average knowledge of Photoshop, PHP, CSS & HTML and I have a Wordpress blog. What advice can you give me on making my blog look like the PSD? [more inside]
I am looking for suggestions on how to liven up a presentation about my job to a kindergarden class. [more inside]
TELEPHONE: (212) 354-5500 TOLL FREE FAX: 1-800-458-6515 TELEX: 220014 CABLES: "Seagull" New York . . . What? [more inside]
Where can I get a master's that relates to math and computer science and would prepare me for getting a PhD in a computational field that is yet to be determined?
What is your advice for a recent graduate who majored in math and who wants to eventually do research in a computational field, but really hasn't a clue what that would be. Specifically, do you know of any masters programs where I can prepare myself without exactly knowing what I'm preparing for. [more inside]
Snowflake Filter: How to deal with unwanted attention from an unwell friend? [more inside]
I miss the Common Reader catalog. Have you missed it too, and do you know where to find a list of what was in the inventory?
My Google-Fu has failed me - would an unused Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker be worth any money? [more inside]
Long ago when I was a kid Cricket Magazine ran a recipe for "moon cookies" attributed to astronaut Michael Collins. These were no-bake spherical cookies that I seem to recall involved peanut butter, not the "phase of the moon" sugar cookies that my Googling is turning up. If anyone has a recipe that sounds like this, please help me find it in time for a "moon festival" party this Saturday!
Special snowflake "Should I buy this used macbook pro?" question. [more inside]
Mac OS 10.6.4 - my Disk Permissions are broken. How did this happen, and what do I need to do to fix it? [more inside]
How do I ask a girl to a school dance in Norwegian? More specifically, a translation would be great! [more inside]
[MSAccess Filter] HELP! I have been thrust into Access with no understanding of how it works beyond a 10-minute "use this" and "do that" session. Now I think I inadvertently deleted a couple of essential "forms." Can I get them back? Or rebuild them? I know the data must still be in there, but I don't know how to display it. [more inside]
I have been offered a used iPhone by a friend who is upgrading. Can I still use its Wi-Fi without getting a data plan? [more inside]
Which beginner bass should I buy, the Ibanez GSR200 or Peavey Milestone III? [more inside]
Now that Freedom for Mac costs money, is there an open source program that works similarly?
What are some long-distance things I can do to make my grandma happy? She is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. [more inside]
Looking for books on genetics, archaeology, and anthropology for a 14 year old interested in history and non-fiction. [more inside]
Suggestions for a T-Mo prepaid phone model? [more inside]
I'm usually at the top of the class where cats are concerned, but I'm too emotionally involved and could use some outside opinions. Summary: found a cat, took it in on behalf of the owner - but it turned out to be a different cat. I would normally only take a cat in if I could look after it, and I'm not sure I can commit to the new cat - but how can I not? tl;dr inside. [more inside]
First trail race in a couple months! Yay! (Now what do I need to know?) [more inside]
Bookfilter - A friend recommended a book to me 15 years ago and I'm a) ready to read the book but b) am out of touch with the friend and c) cannot remember the name of the book! [more inside]
Help me carry my (big) water bottle in or on my backpack with no built-in holder and no clear places to latch onto. [more inside]
What can you tell me about Agganis Arena at Boston University and the area it's in? I have a ticket to see Pavement there this Saturday, and right now it looks like I'll be going alone if I go at all. I'll also need a place to spend the night, since I'm coming from out of town. I'm a 20 year old female. Is this safe? Crazy? Risky but doable? [more inside]
Windows doesn't always display Japanese fonts correctly on web pages, how can I fix it? [more inside]
My 7 year old nephew is a real city kid who rarely gets out of his Brooklyn neighborhood. I'm thinking of renting a car this Saturday, and busting him out of the city. What are great places to visit or activites to do within an hour and a half drive of the city? [more inside]
Why were neither East nor West Germany admitted to the United Nations until 1973? [more inside]
I am a terrible person. I completely forgot my mother's birthday. My family takes this stuff seriously. What can I do now? [more inside]
[New Smartphone Selection Filter] Droid X vs Droid 2 vs ??? Help me decide! [more inside]
History filter: can you point me to sources on the treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War? [more inside]
How do I calculate the between-groups variance (Vb)? [more inside]
Wordpress filter: Is there a fairly simple way that I'm missing to restrict WP users from editing only the pages they're authorized to edit? [more inside]
I'm changing jobs and going from a very casual environment to jacket and tie land. At the moment the only suit I've got that fits is the one I interviewed in, so I'm going to need a week and a half's worth of clothing and I don't want to go broke buying it. I'm looking for recommendations for menswear places in Minneapolis / St. Paul and the southern suburbs, and any tips from folks well accustomed to suiting up on a regular basis.
Short term (two week) work/money making ideas [more inside]
In the movie "Blood and Bones," Takeshi Kitano plays a Korean, and in one scene prepares a container with chunks of pig. [more inside]
My 2 1/2 year old gets migraines. The only cause we can discern is chocolate but have tried other elimination diets to no avail. Someone suggested biofeedback (a machine that can tell you what your body needs to heal) - and this will help determine the cause(s). I am very skeptical. Would you give it a try? The test is ~$150.
It's way past time to change my timing belt - like almost 30,000 miles past! Help me find the right Honda/Acura dealership in West Central Florida (Tampa to Gainesville) to change the timing belt on my 1994 Acura Integra. [more inside]
In Windows 7, why can't I pin items to the taskbar? [more inside]
Seeking to learn details of early 19th century transatlantic emigration. [more inside]
Help me find out what type of cheese this is! (It tastes like the Handi-Snacks cheese) [more inside]
Going to Seoul next month on business, and I was looking for specific recommendations for shopping and dining. Specifically, I plan to purchase (maybe) electronics, cigars, and clothing, and by clothing I mean custom tailored suits and dress shirts. For food, I would prefer authentic Korean; might as well eat like the locals while I'm there. I've heard about the Yongsan Electronics market and the Coex mall, and I plan to visit them, but does anyone have any specific shops, locations, or restaurants to recommend? Anything in the Itaewon/Myeong-Dong/Hongdae area is preferred, but anything in Seoul will OK.
I'm looking for good books (or movies, poems, plays, songs, etc.) that have to do with work - any and all kinds of workplaces and kinds of labour. Work doesn't have to be the exclusive concern, but it should be an important part. [more inside]
I’m looking for a word, in any language, that describes a communal banquet where everyone is allowed to both contribute to the feast, and to take as much or as little sustenance from the banquet as they desire. [more inside]
Looking for NYC restaurant recommendations for dinner Friday in the walking area of Penn Station or the Canal Street subway. More info inside! [more inside]
What should I be doing to position myself for grad school? I'm a freshman biology undergrad and my long-term goal is to earn a doctorate and start a career in research, either private or academic. What should I be doing now and over the next few years to open doors and set myself up for success? [more inside]
I've always wanted to dig into Bruce Springsteen's discography. I have complete access to all of his albums. Where should I start? Any specific albums or tracks?
What are some not-obvious things you can't/shouldn't say to women? [more inside]