Need to find a decent, quietish coffeeshop in San Francisco, near BART. [more inside]
How much will it cost to reupholster a big chair? [more inside]
Are adverbs mere adjective spinoffs? [more inside]
Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
I need to temporarily kid proof my house for a party tomorrow. Any suggestions on how I do this? [more inside]
Does Foucault, or do any other another philosophers, expand upon what is said in "Des espaces autres" in any other publication? [more inside]
You: a man in your mid eighties, in a "nursing home"Me: Granddaughter visiting for just a day. Question: what would be the most awesome gift that I could leave with you that would provide amusement or happiness? [more inside]
Can you recommend a backpack to carry my camera? [more inside]
I have some time between the end of my residency and my new job. I'm not really interested in going back to the world of coffee-slinging for a few months. I'm curious about the temping market in Philly right now. Are there jobs? What temp companies do folks recommend? Is there enough temp work right now for someone to sustain a living?
How come Adsense revenue is so random? [more inside]
I'm interested in watching more short films. What are your favorites? [more inside]
How should I pronounce my last name? Supposedly, my last name is Danish. It's rare enough that every single person with this last name is somebody I know, except for when Google finds some weirdo evil versions of us in Denmark. I've always wondered how an actual Danish person would pronounce it, and if it differs significantly from how we pronounce it. [more inside]
Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
Our daughter was set to close on her first house tomorrow and to move in to her new home this weekend. Today at 4 PM, her real estate agent called. [more inside]
Is it common for public schools to directly market fast food to children under the guise of "school spirit"? [more inside]
A work colleague of mine lost her mother to cancer to one year ago tomorrow. I wanted to give her a card just letting her know that I am thinking of her and am aware that it must be a difficult day for her. Is it appropriate for me to do this? She has not been talking about the fact that the anniversary is tomorrow, I just happen to remember the date. If it is a good thing to do, what should I say on the card? Thanks for your help
Where can I find the full length rendition of this version of Pink Floyd's Echoes? [more inside]
Sinus are slowly drip drip dripping - A low, dull, quick sound - much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. How to stop this? Right now! [more inside]
Auto-Delete XP Laptop's Wireless "Preferred Networks" List? [more inside]
I had a root canal two months ago and now have pain in that tooth. I am supposed to have the crown put on tomorrow. Should I wait to have the crown procedure started? [more inside]
Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
Trying to track down a poem I remember reading at school. [more inside]
iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
I have a three year anniversary coming up on 12/01 and I want to make it extra wonderful. I will be in Berkeley/Oakland. Does MeFi have any great ideas? [more inside]
Advice on Used TV? Seeking a used, 19 or 20" TV, not digital or HD - I found a Symphonic wf203 on Craigslist, supposedly 4 years old for $50. My old TV is 18 years old , how long do these newer TV's last? A web site (retrevo.com) told me 4 years is too old to buy. Is that true? And I've never heard of Symphonic. $50 seems too much to me, but I don't really know. Any advice will be appreciated
Are well-seasoned, well-cared-for cast iron pans really supposed to be nonstick? If so, how do I make mine like that? [more inside]
Who had an erector set as a kid? (preferably in the 1970s) I would like to buy a set for a nostalgic friend, but when I search on Amazon, I get so many options! I never had one myself -- what would be the most "classic-ish" erector set for me to buy?
Can I improve my cardiovascular fitness within 2 weeks, from an already fairly acceptable level? [more inside]
I'm getting a 27" iMac soon. I have a corner hutch/desk and it is full of much necessary equipment (2 printers, fax). Help me unclutter and redesign my working space for the new computer. I don't want to block the light coming in the window.
Wrote for two hours day Tuesday, opened it to 'Save As' last night and then wrote for a few hours, saved it to same file name as Tuesdays file, wiped out Tuesdays writing. OpenOffice Writer. Can I get back Tuesdays work? Where are temp files stored, or versions, or whatever, anything that might help me here, help overcome my foolishness in not saving? [more inside]
I'm trying to find out where this quote comes from "He was 4’ 9” and 3’ of that was drugs". [more inside]
Anyone name their house in London? [more inside]
DESPERATE! Babysitter diagnosed with HIV...... [more inside]
So I've got a Calphalon One non-stick fry pan, and the non-stick coating is starting to disintegrate. What are my options? [more inside]
How do I talk to people when I am choked by logic? [more inside]
Why does it cost extra to roam in another countries when I am using the same operator in all of the countries? [more inside]
Is it possible to run a google search with an exact phrase and multiple variables? I'd like to see if a fixed search term (an exact phrase) returns any results when paired with a number of variables. I have approximately 200 variables and rather than run 200 seperate searches, would it be possible to run the search in one go? Something along the lines of "exact phrase" AND ( n1 OR n2 OR n3...). The variables will be exact phrases as well.
I feel weird about dropping my foreign pen-pal-but not weird enough to want to change anything. Am I too cruel? [more inside]
I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
I watch a lot of movies, and I have noticed that in modern movies, almost every shot has a very restricted palette of two colors. Could someone tell me when this practice became standard? [more inside]
Book Collectors: Is my new signed collector's edition book more or less valuable with a cutting machine error? [more inside]
NightmareFilter: Every few months I have a really bad nightmare that leaves me sort of shaken and out of it for the rest of the day. How do I shake that kind of mood? [more inside]
What happened that suddenly caused my harddrive to not be recognized by BIOS? [more inside]
Are there steadfast constitutional rules - like birthplace - for those who seek political office in the Palestinian Territories?
Where to stay and eat inexpensively and safely for a young female passing through Sydney, and what to see there in 5 days.
How can I tell what sort of homemade chocolates are safe to store at room temperature? [more inside]
New Zealand Campervan advice -- anyone done NZ by campervan? [more inside]
Besides Lost in America, Easy Rider, Surfwise, and Into the Wild, what other films are about people who make an affirmative decision to live on the road? The closest Wikipedia seems to get is Road Movies, which is not really apt. If not movies, what other cultural works of fiction deal with that kind of decision?
Can people recommend diagrams and electronic guitar tuner gadgets to help a 12 year old tune a guitar? [more inside]
As a writer trying to press into the next stage of my career, how can I emphasize in my publishing history that "small press" isn't always a euphemism for "vanity press"? [more inside]