I've got a ~1 year old baby that seems to really like music, especially hip hop and electronic type beats, and I'm wondering if there exists any cool and relatively "babyproof" music gear? [more inside]
Where can I find drug and alcohol rehab and counseling here in San Diego with absolutely no funds. [more inside]
How slushy are the streets in downtown Washington DC right now? [more inside]
Where is a good quiet Caribbean beach resort, with good food and service but a minimum of loud people/activities/partying? [more inside]
I hate to be a scrooge, but my small Christmas dinner keeps getting bigger. [more inside]
[Software Development filter] I am working on a project that uses a PC (Windows) and a dedicated microprocessor to perform a specific task. I want to create a scripting language that will allow the user to write their own sequences for the tool. [more inside]
A couple of years ago, I read a review of a book that sounded really interesting, but I can't find it now. The book was about a man who found some ancient documents that proved that Satan was good and God was evil (for instance, God denied Adam and Eve access to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil). Apparently many people took this book to be non-fiction, and it caused a bit of hue & cry. Does anyone know the name of the book?? Thank you.
What titles should be on a "Personal MFA in Creative Writing Fiction" reading list? [more inside]
Best place to buy a cool-looking, yet still warm winter jacket in NYC (pref. SoHo area)? [more inside]
Please ID this Kung Fu movie with missiles and menstruation. [more inside]
Broker is pointing my 35 year old sister in law and spouse to a *variable annuity* as their first retirement saving choice. [more inside]
What do I use to drive a multi head (12 displays) interactive display wall? I want to use one machine to run 12 discrete slide shows. Each show is only 2 slides. Mac/PC? Software? [more inside]
Affect/Effect [more inside]
We're going on vacation for 4-5 days, and are leaving our sun conure in the care of our friends. Unfortunately, he bites anyone who isn't us, so they can't let him out of his cage. (His wings are unclipped, so he would have no problem getting to them.) Will he be okay?
How do you decide which voice to talk to a baby in? [more inside]
Astrology filter: How do I conduct business with a Cancer? [more inside]
Hellllllp !No passports. Quick getaway to a sunny, quiet beach for a frazzled, stressed, tired 50's couple next week. [more inside]
My girlfriend is interested in designing her own engagement ring, so what do I use when I propose to her? A placeholder ring? Nothing? [more inside]
I've been happily living abroad for three months, and all of a sudden I'm extremely homesick and I want to come home. I want to get past this, but how? [more inside]
If your small-town choir tells you that they want to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the MidAmerica Concert Series - how good (polish, presentation, musical standards etc.) do they need to be to get the gig?
Avatar (the film) has a very generic-off-the-shelf-storyline. Where did it originate? Possible spoilers ahead. [more inside]
I used to have an ATT mobile number and someone could send me an SMS via email by sending a message to XXXXXXXXXX@txt.att.net. I now have a Google Voice number. Can someone still send me an SMS via email? [more inside]
I would like for Windows Media Player to play music from my external hard drive. My google-fu is typically strong, but apparently I don't have the vocabulary for this task. [more inside]
UndergraduateFilter: Tell me all I need to know, and more! [more inside]
My friends have commented on how strong the air freshener in my apartment is. What brands or methods are good for a place with poor ventilation? [more inside]
Please hit me with your best butterscotch cake/dessert recipes. [more inside]
Movie-identification-filter: A man and a woman are in a motel room, they're getting sexy on the bed, the woman ties/handcuffs the man's hands to the bed, takes off her top, dangles her breasts over his face, then leaves him there and drives off with his car. Probably came out in the late 80s or early 90s. [more inside]
He thought it was an ear infection. Doc says shingles. Really? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this song? [more inside]
Looking for audio cart software for Ubuntu. Bonus points if it imitates Jazler Show! 1.5.1. [more inside]
Is there a real-world precedent for the enormous temples full of elaborate premodern machinery that we see so often in adventure movies and video games? [more inside]
Qualitative research: question on precisely what level of detail to include in Methodology? [more inside]
How does one intrepid traveler explain the double stamp to the feds upon return to US soil from a trip that may or may not include Cuba? [more inside]
What are some funny, cheeky messages I can send with these "personal massagers" I am sending to some female friends. [more inside]
What software should I use to replicate the delay/looping effect that this video employs? I would need a metronome monitor separate from the input mix. It would be amazing to tweak the length of the decay too. http://vimeo.com/7722804 [more inside]
Will TSA confiscate my two containers of Body Shop body butter? They are Christmas presents for friends back home and I don't want to have to repurchase them once I get to my destination. They are each 6.9 ounces. [more inside]
What is the legality of signing a mandatory company agreement to not associate with non-management employees outside of the workplace?
Help me find the name of this Asian film about a love story in three different time periods. [more inside]
What are the major technological changes of the past 5 years, and the major trends that are on the horizon? I have a friend who is currently in prison, and who is very curious about things he sees on television. For example, he has asked about 3G networks, and why phones have keyboards. He wants a primer on what he's missing. [more inside]
Sleuthing and neighbors have figured out what went on in front of my place the other day and it involves fabricating evidence for a newspaper story. I'd like suggestions on how to proceed. [more inside]
Public emotional blackmail filter: She's trying to publicly shame me into donating. My inner child wants to let this lady have it. My outer adult says she's not worth it. How do I get her to stop while still appearing to be an adult? Here's where you come in. [more inside]
Apparently I qualify to buy an annuity as part of a class action settlement. Is it worth it? [more inside]
Sometime last week I heard a remake of "Last Christmas" by Wham! and, unlike most versions of the song, I didn't hate it. It was played on 99.1 CBC Radio in Toronto. Please help me find out who is behind this remake! [more inside]
I am traveling to Boston (Malden, MA - to be precise) this week and will be there for a about 2 1/2 days. What would be fun but not too expensive activities for two people (1guy/1girl) without a car in this weather? [more inside]
Wonderful pink kind of champagne-esque drink found in Italy was had on my birthday and I've completely forgotten the name but would like to find it again...? [more inside]
What kind of shoes are these?
Music theory meets Christmas filter: I have been a good musician in my day, but my training was long on how to do it and woefully short on theory. I'm curious about the Christmas music that sounds like it's in a minor key (i.e., "Watchman Tell Us of the Night," "We Three Kings," "O Come, O Come Emanuel"). I have read that these pieces are written in Aeolian mode, but that source was quite brief and unhelpful. Can someone walk me through these songs? This question is interesting but doesn't go far enough in my direction.
Looking for gift ideas for a pollyanna. The theme of the gift is "sweet and sour." Any ideas, mundane or weird are welcome.