This article in the NYT about bacteriotherapy would seem like a wonderful option to consider for someone like me, lifetime IBS sufferer, even with the obvious gross-out factor. Microbes Defend Us. Does anyone have any experience this procedure, for good or ill?
HurtKittyfilter: My cat has (as far as the vet can tell) injured a ligament in her knee. What can I do to help her? [more inside]
Do you see any advantages for a photography novice in 2010 in starting out with a 35mm SLR that shoots film of the dipping-in-chemicals-in-a-darkroom variety? I'm toying with taking up photography purely for artistic/pleasure reasons, doubt I'll be taking classes, and would be spending no more than a couple hours a week on this. [more inside]
i am looking for a log of captain cooks voyages in the form of GPS coordinates(log/lat) or similar. like this google user generated map, but with higher resolution if possible.
Multi-part question: Do the various 'services' that run automatically on my computer (such as ipodservice.exe, ituneshelper.exe, adobeupdater.exe) reduce my computer performance significantly enough that it is worth switching them off in Task Manager? How might I automate that process (given that I don't have admin rights -- work laptop)? Could an AutoHotKey script close a batch of these?
What statistical analysis can I use to test whether there is a significant difference in calendar date that an activity is undertaken by two groups?
What statistical analysis can I use to test whether there is a significant difference in calendar date that an activity is undertaken by two groups? [more inside]
How do I get my apple wireless (bluetooth) keyboard to pair with my windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine? [more inside]
Do you always wash lettuce? Have you ever just torn a head of Iceberg open and used it? Or do you always wash it? [more inside]
I really, really love "Hayling" by FC Kahuna. Please suggest some other specific songs I might also like. [more inside]
Online communities for a young person, canhascheezburger style? My son is twelve (and a half) and I'm looking to guide him towards slightly more adult sites without dropping him into a pit of voles. [more inside]
My two boys, both starting 7th grade in a couple of weeks, need computers...laptop or smaller? Smaller relates to cost? [more inside]
How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day? [more inside]
Help. My electric oven just went crazy! [more inside]
I'm taking my Canon G11 on a sailing vacation in the Greek islands. I expect lots of blue sky, brilliant sun, and light reflecting off the water. I've never used any kind of filter before, but should I consider it this time? If so, what do I need to know to make a filter work with my camera? Is a circular polarizer the best way to go or are there other filters to consider? [more inside]
Did my friends influence my choice to break up with my girlfriend too much? [more inside]
I'm an ex-ish packrat trying to go through all my old boxes of junk to sort and destroy. The problem is that touching these boxes starts off what seem to be vicious allergies of the streaming nose, explosive sneezing, and itchy eyes variety. [more inside]
What are my options for shipping my stuff from Ontario to Vancouver? [more inside]
Where can I find a list of Cathy comic strips involving her, Irving and the dishwasher? [more inside]
Trying to figure out who designed logo for the RAF. I really dig the design. It mentions that Baader paid a designer to draw it, but I can't find a single mention of his name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
How would you clean off an imprint of a towel on a stainless steel pan? [more inside]
Anyone know a good, reasonably priced upholsterer near Philadelphia? [more inside]
Comedy sketch filter. I'm trying to identify an American TV musical comedy sketch in which a man says something like "X is a whole lot easier to be around now that she's getting it regularly" and a woman responds, "Do you know that that offends me on about 9 different levels?" and then goes into a big musical number explaining the levels. [more inside]
WBCN Boston Montage. I'm having a hard time identifying a couple of the songs that mention Boston in the old WBCN bumper they used to run (back when WBCN was actually in Boston). I have a YouTube clip and a list of songs in the extended... [more inside]
While looking at Google Maps images of the Azores, I noticed this odd looking formation on the sea floor. Can any geologists identify this or explain how it was formed?
How do I stop worrying that history will repeat itself in regards to my relationship? [more inside]
Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.
We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
What is the URL of the music site I am thinking of? [more inside]
Weddingfilter: A friend has asked me to attend a wedding with her in her husband's stead. I don't really know the couple getting marrried. Yay or nay? [more inside]
Why do I care about not being invited to a high school reunion I wouldn't have wanted to go in the first place? Do I have too much time on my hands this morning? [more inside]
How to scrub a carpeted rental apartment of cat residue? [more inside]
I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
What is Stephen Fry filming in New Orleans this weekend? He tweeted twice about coming here, first saying he will be filming all day and again two hours ago that he is off to the airport.
How to improve relationship with disapproving future in-laws: My boyfriend and I have been together for a bit more than two years, and we’ve been living together for a year and a half. We are both in our mid- to late-twenties. Our relationship is strong, and really, it is not at issue. The problem comes in with his parents. [more inside]
Family dog has cancerous lump on leg, vet says surgery might be enough to cure it (20% chance of recurrence). So what can we do to 1) help minimize the stress of surgery and 2) strengthen his immune system and general health, to increase his odds? So far I've gotten "all raw foods" and "no corn or soy it's all GMO" but neither of these folks actually have dogs. I'd like to hear from the dog-owning hivemind about this.
I have acquired an old IBM Thinkpad Type 9547 and I am having a difficult time figuring out it's place in the IBM timeline as well as it's specifications. [more inside]
Wisconsinite cheesehead transplanted into central Texas. I need to watch every Packers game. Help me. [more inside]
I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
Erotic/tasteless humor cake design suggestions for an engagement cake? Let's hear 'em. [more inside]
So, we loaned our "spare" computer to our neighbor and it came back infected... [more inside]
Help me find the name of this "Marxist Sceptic" thinker. I remember reading on aldaily.com within the last few months about a Marxist thinker who essentially came to the conclusion that though desirable, no socialist system of government would exist in the immediate future. I'm not sure if it was an obituary or something else.
Can anyone identify the music in the Nokia ad? [more inside]
If I visit a website on my iPhone, and the site owner uses Google Analytics or similar, what if anything can they tell about me? [more inside]
Should I become a paralegal? [more inside]
i'm looking for a great massage therapist in dc/maryland. [more inside]
Can I change the mouseover qualities (the way mouseover/hover text is displayed) with CSS? [more inside]
I'm hiring, and in addition to interviewing, checking references (official and un-), etc., I'd like to see how candidates are using Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr. Facility with this stuff isn't a primary requirement of the job, but it's helpful; I also think it's a good way to gauge a candidate's judgement and to see how they manage their public face. On the other hand, it feels like following or friending is weird, or possibly an invasion of privacy. Is it?
I think I'm good on the clothing part, but what I've never been able to do is figure out accessories. Help? [more inside]
What interesting thing can I do this afternoon in midtown Manhattan (with airlines cabin baggage)? [more inside]
Please help me find information on Svenningsen, a Southern Californian painter who favored trains, active in the 70s. [more inside]