I work the front desk at my parent's hotel and we are having a dispute regarding the language and wording of a sign that we have recently put up. Is there a better way to word the following sign: "Busy Helping Another Guest, Back in a Minute. Thanks." ? [more inside]
How much exercise do I need to get before I can eat whatever I want?! [more inside]
Do I need to attend the UBC (University of British Columbia) grad student orientation this week? [more inside]
Help me do that fondue voodoo that you do so well! [more inside]
When I was childless, my parents' right-wing politics were pretty easy to ignore. Whatever, we're different, they are entitled to their opinions. But now that I have a small child, and we are about to adopt transracially, things are beginning to get tense for me. [more inside]
If money were no object, what are the best noise canceling headphones I could buy? [more inside]
I own two homes, and am developing a shared writer/quiet artist studio space in one of my empty apartments. I will be using it along with 3-4 others. Do users of creative studio spaces have advice on how we can smoothly operate? Any examples of ground rules, chore charts, etc. would be appreciated.
How can I sync an online calendar feed (xml) with either iCal or Google Calendar? I know I can sync iCal and gCalendar easily through several methods. But what I also need to include is my department's events calendar. I can import it as an iCal or Outlook file, but this is only a one-time option. Once the department's calendar is updated I don't receive the new or changed events. And I suspect if I import the (newer) file again, I will get many duplicates. The calendar has an xml feed I could subscribe to, but can't figure out how to translate this into a calendar that automatically syncs or updates. Willing to consider any options that would lead to the online calendar (.ics, .csv, or .xml file) being auto updated to any calendar application. This would make my life so much easier! Thanks!
Dune question: Why doesn't the Spacing Guild just take over the universe? [more inside]
The hinge on our kitchen cabinets has come apart, and I don't know if I can repair it. Replacement is only $6 or so, but I'll have to wait on delivery. It's a salice hinge, and there are 2 pieces, one on the door and one on the cabinet. There's some linkage that hooks the two pieces together, but I didn't install them so I have no idea how they fit together. Here is a picture of a similar hinge, with an annotation of where the separation has happened. Anyone familiar with salice hinges? Anything I can do, or should I just replace and be done?
I was 2 hours late dropping off a rental car and they charged me an extra full day, which is their policy. What would be my best negotiation stance for calling up corporate and asking for something, a discount or whatever? [more inside]
Parents kept my high school art. I'm 34 and they've now given it back to me. What the hell do I do with it? [more inside]
Best treatment for a dog with skin allergies and hot spots? [more inside]
How do I say or write, "You have the wrong number, please stop calling" in Vietnamese? [more inside]
Did my daughter have an allergic reaction to her snack? If so, what could have caused it? YANMD, obviously. [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
Looking for old black and white cartoon featuring a battle between the happy people and the sad people.
Boomers! Does anyone remember an old black and white cartoon I saw in the early 1950s featuring a battle between the happy guys and the sad guys? [more inside]
What do you use your kitchen torch for, besides caramelizing sugar? [more inside]
A song. From the 80s. Almost no information. Go! [more inside]
Does the London Underground have an equivalent souvenir product to the Toronto subway buttons? [more inside]
While tubing down the Green River in western NC, I came across this curious caterpillar floating in the water. This is the largest caterpillar I've ever seen, and I'm baffled by it. Mind helping to identify it?
Can anyone put me in contact with DFW-area LARP-ers? I have done the Googling, but can't find any groups that seem to be currently active or have good contact links. It would be great to get a contact from someone who actually knows a group/some individuals. This is for a video project. [more inside]
Is an iPad the best candidate for my stepdad's work computer? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a movie in which a woman was chained to a wall or ceiling, and an unattractive bald or blond man approached her with a worm-looking growth emerging from his forehead toward her face. What is the movie? [more inside]
I want movies where someone is pushed too far and finally fights back. [more inside]
What's the name of (and where can i find) the Buddhist-y poem that has a line that goes something along the lines of 'send us dogs when we expect breakfast?' [more inside]
What sci-fi or dystopian (or even utopian) stories of the future involve a form of humanity that has outgrown the need for any corporeal manifestation in favor a completely cerebral existence? [more inside]
Bathroom Fungus/Mold Identification: Can you tell me what these little yellow tubes are? [more inside]
My Dad burned me a DVD of home movies. Is there an easy, free way to extract clips in a common format? [more inside]
College senior here. What's a good job for someone that really isn't that good at anything? [more inside]
Not really sure how to let this out to my college counselor. In February of this year, I came out to my mom and brother. Things were better than I thought they would turn out to be. A couple of month later, my Dad somehow got the impression that we were all hiding something from him and as such, coerced me to tell him what was going on. I told him. He was somewhat judgmental of me and I completely stopped talking to him about these topics. Ever since that, I've been worried about how my future decisions will affect my relationship with my parents. [more inside]
Need help with the logistics of best communicating with my sister in Europe. [more inside]
I run an unusual fitness facility, and am trying to get media coverage. I've never written a press release before, and I'm stalled. I've googled, but would love to hear from members of the press what kind of "hook" and/or format is most appealing and therefor likely to be turned into a story. [more inside]
Where can I go for a great view of the New York (Manhattan) skyline? [more inside]
I am consulting the excellent hive mind tour guide :) Can you recommend a fine dining restaurant in the Nag's Head N.C. area? [more inside]
Where in Austin (besides Switched On) can I get the spring reverb tank on a Farfisa combo organ repaired? [more inside]
I have the opportunity this October to travel to three cities in Europe (Glasgow, London and Berlin) and am searching for microcinemas or arts organizations in these three cities that might be interested in hosting a screening of shorts by NW experimental filmmakers and video artists. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx [more inside]
Xbox 360. HDMI. 1080p monitor. Why am I only getting a 720p picture? [more inside]
YNMA, obviously... wife and I overestimated our dependent care expenses this year...by a lot. I have to come up with valid expenses, for the remainder of 2010, that we can occur to cover 3K remaining in our account. Any ideas? We did the camp thing this summer, but ended up not signing up for a few of them from our original budget. Our son is in kindergarten at a private school, so we're past the time we can pay for tuition out of this account. PLEASE HELP!!!! Thanks mefite nation!!!
Fairfax County or City of Fairfax? How do I know where I live? [more inside]
How do I get the best deal when custom-ordering a new car? [more inside]
Should I go to college for journalism if I want to be a journalist? I'm really interested in radio and photo documentaries. [more inside]
I need to regrout some bathroom tiles, and I need help with some specific questions. I'm very overwhelmed with the amount of information out there and having trouble narrowing. [more inside]
Does anyone know the musician, composer, label, publishing company or licensing agency responsible for the music on the Piracy, It's a Crime advert? This is, ironically, so we can clear a sample for use in a fairly high profile UK music release. We've cleared all the other samples for this record, but we're drawing a blank on who to ask for this piece. Any pointers or clues, however slim or however many steps away from the people who can give us permission to use this music, are extremely welcome.
Calling all you seasoned road warriors. I'm starting a new job where I'll be traveling at least 40% of the time. [more inside]
Is it okay to wash your hands in the kitchen sink? [more inside]
Gaddafi Pays Italian Models To Attend A Party That Is Actually An Islam Recruit Fete. Can you tell me what the banner in Arabic they hang inside reads?
When experiencing hearing loss, can you hear inside your head? What factors can contribute to hearing loss? At the ripe old age of 25 am I going deaf? [more inside]
Yet another I-can't-recall-what-book-this-is question. Vague details inside. [more inside]