My friend is turning 30, and I want to get him a really special bottle of single-malt Scotch. I would appreciate your help with a recommendation. I have a few ideas inside. [more inside]
this isn't homework filter, I promise: what is the cosine of 30?
can you stream barclays premier league football games in the united states for free? [more inside]
What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
Help me remind forgetful students (i.e. parents) of weekly lesson. Google Calendar and Gmail in place. Now, how to get reminders sent to them automatically? [more inside]
Is it possible for someone to hack into my Wii if I connect it to the Wifi network in my house? I really want to watch streaming Netflix movies on my Wii console, but my family insists that if I connect the Wii people will be able to hack into their Wii accounts and see all of their Wii Fit data like birthdays and weight.
I'm an undergraduate applying for a semester-long study-abroad program. I have to write my application essay both in English and in French. Would it be appropriate for me to ask one of my French professors to help me proofread the French version of my essay before submitting it? [more inside]
TranslationFilter, I was wondering if anyone could translate three kanji characters. I've asked around, and haven't found anyone, so I decided to turn to you guys hoping that someone would be able to. [more inside]
Have a Dell Studio Laptop, having problem with touchpad mouse... [more inside]
I just had an interview, and I know standard post-interview procedure is to send in an email thanking them for the opportunity. But ... I don't have my interviewer's contact info. In fact, when I asked for an email address at the end of the interview in case I had more questions and so on, his reply was "Best go through your HR contact; they'll pass on anything relevant." What should I do - should I send a thank-you note to HR? Send a note and ask them to pass it on? No thank-you note? [more inside]
Is it possible to get tickets for the Arsenal Shakhtar versus Donetsk game on October 19 at Emirates Stadium? I'll be in London for a few days around then and noticed the fixture. Any idea of how much they will cost? If not that game are there other Premier League or good Football League Championship games in London where midweek tickets might be possible to get?
A friend of mine who is an intelligent, hard worker, is looking for a job. She's been applying for a while, and I was truly surprised that she hasn't had an offer yet (academic post-docs) - until I saw her CV/ resume. It is not at ALL well-written. [more inside]
I'm running a photobooth rental company, and need a new on-site dye-sub printer. I want one with fast prints and high capacity. I'd also like reasonable price (<$1000), and no tear-off strips on the prints. I've seen a few, but I'd love to hear people's experiences and recommendations. [more inside]
My adult life has been split between art (performing arts) and non-profit administration (major donor fundraising). I'm now approaching a point where I want to merge the two and create my own arts nonprofit. My intent is to start small. I guess I'm hoping to split half my time as a fundraiser/grantwriter/administrator and half my time running the program. Am I crazy? I dont think this thing will officially launch before the next year or two, so please pretend this will happen in a decent economy. I think I have a good service to provide, access to strong potential boardmembers, etc. Thanks, hive.
Tell me what this weird sugar art/baking device is! [more inside]
Microphone adaptor for Samsung phone - difficulty: in the UK. [more inside]
I am currently researching a particular speech of Dr.Kwame Nkrumah for an oratory module on my Degree course and wondered if any one could advise me on how to locate (online/hard copy) a transcribed copy of the Motion of Destiny speech given by the man himself in July 1953 in Ghana.
Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
I've got several trips to the UK coming up. I typically only travel with my 3G iPad, and while the last few trips I've been lucky in finding wifi, I'm considering trying to get the iPad's data service working. Anyone have recommendations for a prepaid data SIM that I can use with my iPad in the UK (requires a microSIM, not a normal SIM)?
How much crying is too much? (aka Help me speak to my boyfriend, please?) [more inside]
Should I format my new external hard drives for OS X? [more inside]
In 2006 my sister Emy took on a condo loan for her then-future mother-in-law, Mabel, who could not qualify. Things have not worked out as well as she planned. What recourse does she have? [more inside]
Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
My wife and I are looking for a new camera with which to take pictures of our son. We've got a Point and Shoot that we're not particularly happy with so will be looking at a DSLR. I like the looks of the Nikon D3100 that is coming out soon, but the D90 seems like it might be a better camera for not a whole lot more money. Is it worth the difference in price? [more inside]
I like to donate my spare books to the library. They always take them. Am I helping them? [more inside]
Another half-remembered book from childhood: Friend of the narrator is brilliant, and coordinates or manipulates all the kids in their town into setting up awesome pranks. Pennies, soap, and aardvarks are involved. [more inside]
Dad has a bookcase of Harvard Classics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics) his dad bought in 1910. Would like to give them to someone or an organization. They're not too rare; plenty on ebay. I'm googled out. Don't want to throw them away. Thanks.
My sister loves to read. My mother and I have decided to chip in and buy her an e-reader for the holidays . At first I thought to buy her a Nook, since she lives within walking distance of a Barnes and Noble.. but after doing some preliminary research of pros and cons.. I am a little confused. [more inside]
Can I use my commute to work to improve my singing voice? I sit in the car for an hour and a half each day. Are there any training CDs I can use in that time to learn to sing? For the purpose of this question, let's assume I can generally stay in tune when I warm up.
YANAD filter: took a new med, got hives. My doctor's advice on what to do next is troubling me a bit. Wondering if anyone who's suffered the same can tell me what their course was. [more inside]
Is it weird for kids to sleep downstairs and parents to sleep upstairs? [more inside]
Which Chicago CTA train stop is most efficient in my situation? [more inside]
Help me design a secure method of keeping my passwords both safe and available. [more inside]
I need inspiration for a playlist - all songs about actors [OR by movie stars that don't normally sing]. So - Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood", works well, as does Clint Eastwood - "I talk to the trees". I prefer songs about the stars, but by is acceptable too.
Please help me find this scifi book - this has been bothering me for 3+ years [more inside]
Why do I keep getting locked out of hotel rooms? [more inside]
My mother in Vancouver sent me this photo that she took while out on a stroll today. It's of a decorative weathervane on a building in Vancouver's west end (near Howe and Pacific I think she said), and shows a person reading (?) while seated backwards on a horse. Is there a story here? What is this referring to?
What's the language in these ads? (And what country thinks of milk + pandas, or Chinese + cheese?) http://laughingsquid.com/never-say-no-to-panda/
How do I avoid alienating either of two friends who just broke up? I have to pull out of attending an event with one of them, so do I mention that it's because I'll be attending with the other, or say nothing about why, and risk running into them there? [more inside]
Is there any benefit to upgrading my 5 year old DSL modem? [more inside]
I own a really great skeleton. A company wants to rent it from me for 10 days. What is a fair price to charge for it? [more inside]
Double question involving Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers. The actual ones, not the fictional ones. [more inside]
What cool, reasonably small electric thing would you like to have running all the time in your kitchen, that you don't need to see, touch, or turn off and on? [more inside]
Why is my laptop's keyboard input suddenly extremely slow? [more inside]
How do I support my fourteen-year-old as she learns how to write essays for school? [more inside]
Car nausea solutions? Once a month or so, I get motion sickness when starting to drive. It is cured by eating something, so I keep car chips (baked) in the car. Problem? I've formed a habit of car eating, without the nausea! How do I stop? When I need a cracker to stop driving and vomiting, I need it quickly. What is the most unappetizing thing to keep in the car that can be grabbed quickly to abort nausea? Points for low sodium. [more inside]
I'm going to southern Texas in mid-October. Is this still beach weather down there? Any recommendations? [more inside]
Please help me identify a book - I've tried Google so many times, it suspects I'm an automated robot [more inside]
IndoorPoolFilter In addition to heating cost, what issues should I be aware of when considering buying a house with an indoor in-ground pool. [more inside]