A website I designed has been branded with another web design firm's logo after very minimal changes - is this fair business? [more inside]
I want to be able to throw together a simple application that will allow me to visually play around with R-Trees. What's the most accessible (read: easy, quick) way for me to be able to do this? [more inside]
Asking for my mom. She's got a bunch of Scandinavian candelabras, the kind that need different bulbs depending on how many they use (wired in series). Most have 5 or 7 bulbs - no problem. But this one has 11 bulbs, and we're having no luck finding replacement bulbs. Her usual store for replacements, in Portland OR, told her they don't make candelabras in that size - no help there. The store where she bought it, in Junction City OR, has closed. We've searched online to no avail. Any suggestions on where to find these would be appreciated.
Our computer desk needs a lamp and I need ideas. [more inside]
Why did Harry Reid vote against the DADT repeal bill? [more inside]
Can any of you recommend resources for finding out of print vocal sheet music? [more inside]
What's a great book or website for teaching yourself to crochet? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of an anti-coercion notification warning system, and an example of any businesses that still use it. Thanks. [more inside]
I saw this mysterious item on a kayaking trip in Ten Thousand Islands in January. I can't even tell if it's plant or animal or what. . . This has been bugging me for a while, thought I'd try here. For reference, according to my memory this object is about 8-10" long. Any clues are appreciated! [more inside]
What are some engaging films for both younger kids and adults that are mostly free of scary tension or evil villians? [more inside]
How do I go about creating a schedule for head-to-head matchups for a league with seven teams over ten weeks? [more inside]
I share a gmail account with someone. I read the messages on Mac's Mail program, she reads them in Gmail. I would like to be able to read them in my program and have them remain marked as unread in Gmail. Are there any plugins you fine folks can think of to help us out?
Does this sound like an onset of dementia, panic attack, short term memory issue or Alzheimer's? [more inside]
[bookfilter] Help me remember this non fiction book I read as a teenager about "mind power" (if I remember correctly) [more inside]
Where can I get industrial strength hydrogen peroxide in Toronto (and is that what I need)? [more inside]
XML_Torture: Postgre database with massive data stored as XML. I need to export the XML, along with some other data, to PDF. I need to do this for around 15,000 records. And by next Thursday. [more inside]
Suggestions for party music? [more inside]
Can unhealthy weight loss become healthy weight maintenance? [more inside]
We need a locking mailbox. Suggest one? [more inside]
Can you recommend a family law/divorce lawyer in Austin, TX who is familiar with gay legal issues? Difficulty: house, savings accounts, powers of attorney, medical directives, wills.
What is this raptor I hear every morning? I'm in Plymouth, MA near a large lake. It's not an osprey or bald eagle (I listened to all the raptors at All About Birds), and unfortunately I have only seen it once (and not very well) so ID'ing it by sound is my only option. The problem is that it sounds like a Harris's Hawk, which only lives in the Southwest. [more inside]
I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap Holiday projects? [more inside]
Currently I am a marketing writer in Massachusetts and I would like to develop some new skills for Web page Usability Best Practices and also content and design generation. [more inside]
How can I stop being unnecessarily didactic? [more inside]
How can I find an Iraqi penpal? I'm an American and I only speak English. [more inside]
I have a series of text-based PDF documents that I need to export to Word, but the character encoding is messed up whether I use Reader's save to text or simply copy-and-paste. Help! [more inside]
Can anything be done to help a credit union with final closing? [more inside]
Calling upon the Hive Mind to once again exercise its SUPER DEADLY NINJA POWERS and identify another obscure, barely-remembered book! This time, it's an ancient kids' book. [more inside]
The temperature of the hot water in my shower was hotter today. Not scalding or uncomfortable, but hotter than I've felt it before. Why would that happen, and should I inspect the water heater? How do I do that, and what should I look for?
How to negotiate difference of opinion between mum and dad on who should be present at baby's birth? [more inside]
The British Consulate Visa Section in LA today COMPLETELY MISSED the fact my visa application was entitled to priority service from UK-Worldbridge Service despite the priority service notice being the first thing they would have seen upon opening the envelope. My university in Birmingham has been extremely bad at getting documents to me and I start in a week and a half. Is there any way I can notify the consulate that I have made a priority service application and so it should be treated as such?
Where was this photo taken? It's on the Northern California coast in 1960. There's a house that is probably recognizable in the photo. [more inside]
Why might my co-worker talk about the two of us hanging out after work and then never follow through? Details of our situation inside, of course. [more inside]
Buy a new car or an older used luxury (BMW, Mercedes) car? [more inside]
"If [blank] were [blank(s)] then [blank] would be [blank]." Have you heard this before? Like, is this a particular saying with specific words in the [blank]'s? Or are there different permuations? I've had this general pattern in my head all day and I can't for the life of me remember how I've heard it go. Please fill in the [blank] and help me get it out of my head.
So, iPad, huh? Help me make it work (for me). [more inside]
Can you help me become a passable soccer coach for middle school? [more inside]
Horseracing sim? [more inside]
My 2nd baby is due today. Me, Hubby and first baby are all Libras. It'd be cool if baby #2 were 'in the same club'. How long do I have to hold on in order to make this happen? ie: What's the first possible minute this baby could be born a Libra instead of a Virgo? Is midnight on Friday the 24th accurate?
I am looking for a source for filet crochet valances like this one. Not looking for patterns, just finished items. I've seen these with a variety of figural shapes in kitchen windows all over Europe but can't find them the US.
Is there a way to email everyone, except one person, in a Google group? [more inside]
My laptop power cord's ground prong (the third prong) broke off, and it stopped working in most wall plugs. I ordered a new one and when it came, it didn't have a third prong, but it works fine. Why is that? And more importantly, is there some future situation where I'm going to regret not replacing the old one with a new, three-prong plug? [more inside]
What are some good songs for a slow, long-distance run? [more inside]
Need help identifying a mystery plant. [more inside]
Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
Is there a way to make coffee's effects wear off faster? It's just that I need to see someone and this coffee that I drank seems to be pretty strong on me today and is affecting my mood.
How does one go about selling a bunch (and I mean, a LOT) of fitness equipment (good, bad, and unknown quality), and also try to get a return on months and months of storage of this stuff? [more inside]
Are this flower and this flower the same? In either case, what are they? (I love them). What is this bug? I've seen 3 of them in my sink over the course of about 6 weeks. (I don't like them very much). Should I do anything about them? Thank you!