What Halloween crafts / art activities do the 5-8 year olds in your life enjoy doing? [more inside]
What was the name of the British stop-motion/claymation series that was on Comedy Central about ten years ago, featuring vulgar, working-class type characters?
Please help me identify a song I heard about 10-12 years ago. Not much to go on inside. [more inside]
What are some good centring/calming exercises for a massage therapist? I've had a huge shock and need to get myself together before Tuesday. [more inside]
What is a place called when it is a one or two person self-contained 'retreat' set up for writers/artists to get away from it all to write their masterpiece/compile their exhibition pieces etc? [more inside]
My good friend just purchased a $3k Apple laptop, which she received today. I spent four hours this afternoon installing software and setting it up for her. Once we were all done, and ready to go out and celebrate good times, new laptops, and Friday nights, we high fived, and I shut the laptop gently...with the tiny, clear, flexible, plastic charger cap unknowingly inside. Now the screen is completely cracked, fractalled, damaged, and very sadly colorful. What can I do? [more inside]
Library of the future? [more inside]
I'm working on reproducing an old childhood amusement with less messy waste or just dealing with ignoring the debris .... eggs to throw at each other. [more inside]
How should I keep my under-maintained 1999 Mazda Protégé running safely for just a few more months? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out the name of a restaurant (burger joint) that is probably within 100 miles of some edge of Yellowstone National Park. What I remember: it served buffalo burgers, and had an alliterative name with a woman's name and some sort of negative adjective. That adjective may have been "horrible," i'm more certain that it started with the letter "h." I seem to remember some piece of lore about the owner or maybe the owner's son being a chainsmoker. Google fails me. Help!
I'll be regularly flying in to ski near N. Lake Tahoe this winter. Which airport should I fly into and which rental agency should I use to be most assured of getting an AWD vehicle? [more inside]
What are some documentaries/movies/video clips that are about the Annexation of Texas? [more inside]
Is late October late to plant some shrubs in the PNW? [more inside]
How can I expand my blog/website's reach. [more inside]
I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
I'm looking for some metal brackets / architectural frames / sign holders by the end of the day Monday, in NYC. [more inside]
How should I install Windows 7? [more inside]
My hard drive reads data like clockwork. Really! What's going on here? [more inside]
CPSIA - Help me get around this legislation so I can be in business again. [more inside]
After getting laid off recently, I decided to enroll in a BFA program for graphic design, even though I am a grown up with a BA from a liberal arts university. Should I actually earn the degree or just use the classes to build a portfolio? [more inside]
I have my VB.NET app (which includes a Class Library and several Forms) set to startup from the Windows Forms Application. Why am I getting the error message: "A project with an Output Type of Class Library cannot be started directly?" I'm trying to tell it not
to start from the Class Library! Please help. [more inside]
I am concerned about the welfare of my ailing neighbour's cat. [Slightly long.] [more inside]
How can I print an xkcd
image with the alternate text and title? Or, even better, save it as a PDF. [more inside]
Why do minor changes to a PDF in Photoshop CS3 radically increase the file size (from 200k to 6.5MB)? [more inside]
Has anyone gone through a period in their life where they've just become too overanalytical and serious?
I started therapy a little over a year and a half ago and it has been great. I've gained a lot of additional understanding of myself which has been helpful but at the same time I think it's actually detrimental in other ways. [more inside]
Looking for a Marcel Proust quote in the original French. [more inside]
How can I use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE? [more inside]
I'm thinking of being Bruce Wayne (not Batman) for Halloween. Any tips on pulling this off, or nice touches you can think of?
yeahIknowHalloween-filter: You have a hot pink party dress. You have a ridiculously poufy crinoline petticoat. You undoubtedly have a better imagination than I. So what would you be for Halloween? [more inside]
Our office is losing hours of productivity a week due to networking decisions from head office. We'd like to price out a server to replace the dodgy technology that's been foisted on us. Not surprisingly, HQ gets kind of defensive if we use that language. Please help me cost out a server, and make it seem like it was their idea all along. [more inside]
Help me understand homogenous coordinates! [more inside]
Yet another story identification: I read a fiction book not aimed at adults sometime pre-2000 about a kid who, for some unremembered reason, needs to travel around the country to eat a (fried chicken?) meal at a lot of a certain fast food franchise to win a contest. [more inside]
I'm trying to find the name of an anime series I read about on Ain't It Cool News earlier this year. Help! [more inside]
What did the Nazis call the French Resistance? I know they called the individual resisters "terrorists," but what word did they use to describe the resistance as a whole? (Insurgency, resistance, uprising, rebellion, etc.) This is research for a screenplay - I'm not looking for a discussion about modern parallels, or of what the morally correct word is in various situations. Also, if someone could give me the word in German that would be great! Please no guessing.
I am looking for a certain type of non-fiction book. These books are very often instructional with the words handwritten (or typed with a font that imitates handwriting) and the illustrations hand-drawn giving the book the appearance of a photocopied notebook. [more inside]
We are moving house on the 24th of November, and going overseas for a week from the 7th of December. Should the cat stay in the new house (with a twice-daily visit from a pet sitter), or should he go to a cattery for the week we're away? [more inside]
How can I get 91 octane gas in an area that seems to sell only 87/89/93? What sort of damage might I have caused to a new vehicle by filling it with 87 for a little while? [more inside]
Every five minutes my computer makes a pretty sound. Why? [more inside]
Will my new Himalayan salt block lamp really clean the air? [more inside]
I'd like to find out what the climate is like in Georgia -- the country, not the state -- for an American business looking to expand overseas. But when I Google for it, I keep getting results for the state! [more inside]
I got a Trek 2.1 WSD
this past summer. I love love love it and I want to keep riding during the wet wintery months in Seattle. I need help finding fenders that are compatible with a carbon fork, stays and seatpost. I am a bicycle novice so any advice is appreciated.
As of a few days ago, I can't tweak gmail signature anymore? [more inside]
How much is reasonable (if anything) to pay to a lender for a mortgage application fee? [more inside]
what is a ground wire? Plain English please.
I have a microwave that needs an extension. So I got the 3-pronged male/female units. But my wire is only 2.
What wire should I get, and why?
What difference does it make?
What is a ground, and why do some things require it?
Where should a ground go?
I'm looking to move out of California with my wife, with the goal of buying a home for the future filthy light thief family. Mrs. flt's parents have been looking at Albuquerque, New Mexico based on statistics (housing prices, employment, etc) and their brief visit to the city. How is Albuquerque for young families and adults in search of a lively city? More details inside. [more inside]
How do I store a string in one cell in Excel and interpret it as a (or for a) function in another cell? More info inside. [more inside]
Berlin-Leipzig-Amsterdam filter. Visiting all three for a conference on a record shopping (minimal, electro, german techno) and cool neighborhood finding adventure. Any ideas? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I need access to ISO 9241-9 for a Comp Eng project, but since I am a poor student, don't have $150 to spend on it. [more inside]
We're in NYC. How do we dress as Bonnie and Clyde for Halloween for under $40/pp? [more inside]
InterviewPrepFilter: I need to brush up on my numerical reasoning. I'm looking for ways to master things like word/story problems (probability, work-rate, distance), and some math review. I have good logic skills, but basic math can be confusing for me, esp. under pressure. Tutoring is not really an option and anything that is cram-friendly is also good. Any books, resources, tips, general guidance from math-y people ?