My parents are considering long-term care insurance. The problem is that my mom may not qualify because she uses a walker. Is this legal? Any experience with long-term care insurance and pre-existing conditions? [more inside]
Copyright issues with memorial DVDs? [more inside]
My local library is ditching VHS -- in one swell foop. They're going to sell the inventory next month. What should I salvage? [more inside]
I want to upgrade my son's PC for Christmas but I'm overwhelmed by the options and I figure somebody here can point me in the right direction a lot faster than I can figure it out myself. [more inside]
Where can I buy lower-rise women's suit pants? [more inside]
Is it cheating to look at other people's cards or list in the game of Clue? [more inside]
I'm on a gangster movie binge. Reservoir Dogs, Boondock Saints, RocknRolla (basically all of Guy Ritchie's stuff). I need more in this vein to fulfil my craving for cool men doing violence in innovative ways. I'd like recommendations for modern movies preferably without the Italian mafia. Bonus points for United Kingdom focused films.
While performing routine maintenance on my car, my mechanic noticed a hum coming from the (standard) transmission. He then changed the transmission fluid and noticed pieces of metal when draining the old fluid out. Crap. This car only has 85,000 miles. How many more can I realistically get out of it? [more inside]
What on earth is this thing I found in my yard? It's the size of an egg.
What procedure would one conceivably follow in order to propose a hiking trail be named for a person in the state of Oregon? [more inside]
Will the 15" Macbook Pro 4.1 (early 2008) be compatible with a 2.5" Form Factor internal hard drive that's 12.5mm rather than the standard 9.5mm? [more inside]
Push (Birthing) Gift idea? Wife has hinted and I like to give gifts. What is appropriate? [more inside]
Hors d'oeuvre! I've got a few tried and true recipes but for the upcoming holidays need more. Can you help? [more inside]
Recommendations for books about meditation? [more inside]
Warmth and nature as far from NYC as possible. Oh, and a tight budget. [more inside]
Is waiting a few more weeks to get my car's wheels aligned stupid and/or dangerous? [more inside]
OK, we got a PS3. Now what? [more inside]
Where can I find instant oatmeal packets in interesting flavors? [more inside]
My mom was diagnosed earlier this year with diabetes, and thats where things started getting really bad. The insurance we have won't cover anything she's needed for it. [more inside]
What software can I use to plot functions? Excel and matplotlib seem to only plot data points. gnuplot plots simple functions but not the generalized harmonic number, which I need, e.g., H(n,1.5). It would be great if this software can also plot inverse functions, e.g. x=f(y) on a normal x-y axis to overlay on a normal y=f(x) plot.
I'm moving out of a two person sharehouse and need to help my ex-housemate find another housemate to replace me on the lease. What are some good sites that we could post advertisements on? [more inside]
I need to find a dogsitter / pet boarding on a relatively short notice in New York City. [more inside]
I'm having my birthday party at home on Saturday night - food and drinks for about 15 good friends (we supply dinner and a nice cocktail, guests bring wine and beer). An out of town friend is coming and we asked her to invite a friend of hers who does live in our city and who we met once before and really liked. Now the friend-of-our-friend is asking via the friend if she can bring two other people we don't know. I'm really on the fence, can you give me some advice? Not a life or death situation I know, but I'm a little bit stumped... [more inside]
My landlord finally replaced my tiny old fridge today. Yay! However, the new fridge isn't doing it's job. AT ALL. Help me save my food! [more inside]
Decor Filter : What colors of paint go with blond bamboo flooring? [more inside]
looking for recommendations on thrash/death metal albums. [more inside]
Music Recommendation filter: I need to heed my own advice and find some happy music. [more inside]
Help me find Christmas stockings for my family. [more inside]
Posting for my mom (and yes, I know it's a long shot!). "What's the story behind the 'Nathaniel, we will always love you' sign posted on the side of a large utility trailer parked in the Coastal Plaza parking lot in Tillamook, Oregon?"
We need a name for a kitten, before he's not a kitten anymore. We adopted a little (for now) Maine Coon kitten and so far we haven't managed to keep a name stuck to him. Pictures! Details below. [more inside]
Help me find a Dr. House in (or near) Los Angeles for my father. [more inside]
Are there any other private parks like Gramercy Park in the world? Particularly in cities.
In what cartoon does Foghorn Leghorn say, "Kids coming up nowadays don't even know how to tie down their pumpkins"?
In what cartoon does Foghorn Leghorn say, "Kids coming up nowadays don't even know how to tie down their pumpkins"? [more inside]
Please help me choose an inexpensive home stereo for a teenager. I'm overwhelmed! [more inside]
Aside from an intense dislike of the company, what are some logical reasons to oppose the Comcast-NBC merger? [more inside]
Please help me find a router to make my parents' lives easier. I am looking for a wireless router that will allow me to connect to a printer and an external hard drive via USB. It doesn’t need to be wireless N (G is fine), but if it’s N it needs to be dual-band. Other than the Apple Airport Extreme with a USB hub attached, what wireless routers can do this? The models from Linksys with Storage Link and D-Link with Shareport seem to be able to connect to either a printer or a USB drive, but not both simultaneously. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
You are not my doctor or physical therapist. I am getting some minor surgery on my hand in a few weeks. (And I'll repeat the surgery on the other this coming year.) The surgeon stated it would be about 10 days before I could put my full weight on the hand to do things like push-ups (and probably, to get up from a seated position on the floor). [more inside]
European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
Any suggestions for one-off D&D game for newbies? [more inside]
My spouse and I like to play PS3 games together. Keeping in mind that we've run through Resistance: Fall of Man 5 times now on Superhuman and are getting bored with it, what are your favorite PS3 games which allow COOPERATIVE local play (2 or more players)? I've checked previous threads, but not seen PS3 recommendations. Thanks, hive mind.
Cat shot question. How often does my cat need boosters? [more inside]
Identify the source of this story: A Jew living in Germany (or Eastern Europe) in the late 1930s sees that the situation is turning bad, and decides to flee the country. He tries to convince his parents to come with him, but they refuse to be uprooted. A few years later, in the new country, he receives a telegram from his father reading simply "You were right." He never sees his parents again. [more inside]
Help. Brain Freeze on line from The Wire. Woke up in the middle of the night trying to remember a link from The Wire. I believe it is the last Season at the start of an episode is in the interrogation room with a kid and says something profound/funny. I think it is the first line of episode. "The thing about being innocent..."? (maybe, not even sure about that start.). Really appreciate the help.
Help me find excellent wedding gifts for my coworkers in India! [more inside]
Please help me figure out what happened. [more inside]
Two horror films from about 10 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others", basically have the same twist at the end (which I won't describe here). Are there any other films you've seen with the same twist or similar - released either before (ideally) or since?
I'm not in any trouble, but how do I 'get a lawyer'? [more inside]
How much does my flatulence contribute to climate change? [more inside]
Help me find a comedy bit about gay marriage? [more inside]
I have been invited to become an Elk! At 30 years of age, I feel like this one achievement, however dubious, finally signals my movement into adulthood. But there must be better, more awesome, and my own-age groups to join. Tell me what they are!