How do you stop whining and howling during crate training? If we can get the dog's to stop, I'm pretty sure ours would too. [more inside]
How to really get over a stupid text break up closure with a Flake? Still Mentally trapped and connected with this person because of that text please Help.
How to really get over a stupid text break up closure with a Flake? Still Mentally trapped and connected with this person because of that text. Help. [more inside]
The perfect laptop (under £400) for my student sister. [more inside]
What's the best way to get this 100-year-old house marketed and sold without it becoming the money pit first? Oh, and I'm 1,500 miles away. [more inside]
1 hour commute each way. Help me make the most of my alone time. [more inside]
Can you recommend a way for me to heat a large amount of water quickly at a venue that does not have a reliable boiler? I am involved in a UK event where we will have a hot tub. Unfortunately we can't get access to the venue until the morning of the event, meaning that the usual 24-48 hour period to use the tub's own heater is not an option. I have sourced a few potential solutions but am hoping the hive mind will help me narrow them down or suggest others. [more inside]
How often, and for how long, should I turn over my car's engine in order to preserve the battery? [more inside]
What are some low cost / open source software options for having fun manipulating pre-existing images. e.g. scanning a magazine cover and then changing the titles to something humorous. I'm a Mac user. [more inside]
I am a US graduate student, accepted into a graduate program in the UK. I have been having significant problems getting my UK Visa processed. I'm wondering if this is typical, and if I should be worried about my chances of going to the UK being jeopardized as a result of these difficulties? [more inside]
What's a good shirt for a guy to wear for yoga that is less likely to fall in my face when I'm inverted? I don't want to wear really form-fitting clothing.
My curiosity has been piqued by this line in Extra Lives: "The technology BioWare uses to manage in-game dialogue is closely minded, and parts of it are patented." Which parts? [more inside]
iPhone 4 won't stay connected to wifi when it's invisible [more inside]
Going to undergrad (in the US) after a year and a half of grad school and butting up against my borrowing limits because of grad school. Is my school handling this correctly? [more inside]
I'm looking for a site that will take a string of characters, like a name, and provide an equation that, when mathematically graphed out, draw out that string of characters on the graph.
My Wordpress installation is giving me a 404 error whenever I try to access /wp-admin/, or any of the files and folders within. The front page of the site, and all files in the root, including individual posts, work fine. However, it is difficult to maintain a blog without dashboard access. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of famous people who are siblings with a twin that is not famous, or lives in obscurity. Preferably actors/actresses, models, etc but athletes or musicians are acceptable also.
I just bought a jar of Jamaican jerk seasoning. Aside from the obvious "marinate meat and then cook it," what can I do with it? [more inside]
My new neighborhood has a certified cat lady, and I am concerned for the 10+ cats I've seen roaming around with various signs of poor health and lack of vet care. [more inside]
I'm having a wireless connectivity issue that is proving troublesome. My Windows XP-equipped desktop won't connect wirelessly to the internet about 90% of the time. Intermittently, it will connect and browsing proceeds normally. If I connect via LAN Ethernet, all is well. I'm using a Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter connected via USB to my desktop. My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v6 [more inside]
Star Wars Episodes I, II and III disappoint me. For me, the they're in love with scenery and expense and try to make up for it with plodding exposition. They need editing. I think I would enjoy something like The Phantom Edit. But how do I get ahold of it? Is it the best edit? Are there other fan edits of I, II and III that are worth seeking out? And how do I get and watch them?
I'm about to move out of my parents house into my first apartment post-college, and I intend to take all of my possessions with me - including a decent amount of stuffed animals. Is there a way to store/display them in my new place that is not completely childish, creepy, or ridiculous? [more inside]
Flokati rug + pets = bad idea? [more inside]
Best way to take wife in labour to St Georges Hospital from Wimbledon, London? I don't have a car so I could rent streetcar but how long will I be there -- could be expensive and there's problems with parking etc... Take a cab maybe? Would minicabs or black cabs deliver women in labour to hospital -- I can imagine they might be concerned perhaps? Coming back we'll need to have a car seat of course so I need to be sure that the return journey supports the kind of baby car seat we are looking to get (ISOFIX?). Ambulance -- of course when there's an emergency :)
"Vanilla Sky" Quote--Spanish to English phrase translation please. [more inside]
IPad as only computer for 4-5 months? [more inside]
My friend is getting suckered by homeopathy; what do I do? [more inside]
I've got an Acer Aspire Revo hooked up to an HDTV. When the Revo is powered up, the digital channels (coming in through a coax cable from an outside antenna...for free, over the air signals) do not come in. When I power the Revo off or put it to sleep, then the digital channels come in and I can watch TV. What gives? [more inside]
Grandma has been with no food/no water for 3 days now. How long might she go on? [more inside]
Can anyone help me identify these four patches that I picked up traveling in Europe two decades ago?
Can anyone help me identify these four patches that I picked up traveling in Europe two decades ago? [more inside]
Should you format compact flash cards before using them is DSLRs? [more inside]
I am addicted to buying clothes online. Every time there's a sale for anything (15% off, free shipping etc.), I feel compelled to take advantage of it and buy whatever I want. I rationalize my behavior, thinking "oh, I'm saving myself money in the long run by buying these clothes now, rather than later when there's no sale." Or I'll say, "If I don't buy it now, they'll run out of stock, and then I won't have this beautiful item." What can I do, say to myself, or change in my behavior, to prevent my online shopping sprees? If you see an item you like online that's just a convenient click away from being yours, what is the checklist you go through, mentally, before deciding to purchase/not purchase it? How do you keep your clothing budget under control?
What does the Fulbright selection committee look for in both essays (both the Statement of Grant Purpose as well as the Personal Statement). [more inside]
Canoe storage in Seattle: what options are there for apartment dwellers who would like to own a canoe? One caveat- I don't own a car. This would need to be by the water. Are there marinas that offer lockers for small boats? Google hasn't helped me with this one. Any info would be awesome! Thanks.
Can Mbox 2 and Pro Tools LE 7.0 work on Windows 7 64-bit? [more inside]
need help with child custody/unfit parent/cps issue (see more) [more inside]
I'm considering going back to the good old days, when cars were simple and could be easily repaired by a competent home mechanic with basic tools. Problem is, I'm a SAAB junkie and the particular older car I'm considering (the 1970's era 95 wagon with the V4 Ford engine) is rare & quirky. Am I crazy to be considering a rare Swedish antique for basic transportation? Do I have the right idea but the wrong car? Help me, MeFi greasemonkeys! [more inside]
I just accidentally took an extra dose of Lamictal. YANMD, but should I call mine? [more inside]
I need help (via chat if possible) - I'm trying to install FSL on Linux (in a Windows environment via VMware) and running into some snags. I'm very new to Linux but overall a competent computer user. I'm stuck trying to configure it & bring up the gui.
Lenovo g460 graphics auto-switching? [more inside]
Uneven concrete footings for a deck - can they be leveled somehow or do I need to re-dig? [more inside]
Awesome online kid's clothing name label merchant? [more inside]
Is there a pun in Hamlet's first line in the movie Hamlet liikemaailmassa? [more inside]
What are ActiveX controls capable of doing? [more inside]
In a normal cake mix recipe (mix+oil+water+eggs) is there anything I can successfully substitute with peanut butter? [more inside]
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map - anyone used it? [more inside]
Fancy dress/costume ideas please! [more inside]
Can you recommend an essay that defends a liberal education? [more inside]
Are most U.S. citizens looking at a federal tax hike next year? I can't seem to find reliable data on this. Would such a hike apply to money earned 2010 or 2011?