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Check please?

I went out with a girl twice and she just sent me a Facebook message telling me that she's seeing someone else now and that she wants to take me out to dinner to pay me back for the previous dates. [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Oct 26, 2010 - 51 answers

Where could 1,100 iTunes have gone off to?

1,100 songs suddenly disappeared from iTunes! Any ideas why or, better yet, where they might be hiding on my computer? thank you.
posted by holdenjordahl on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Help Needed Pumping It Up - but only 4 oz at a time.

PortionControlFilter: Help me find a pump/dispenser/whatever-setup that can accurately dispense two fixed-portion volumes of fluid (4 oz and 2 oz) from bulk containers into small containers? Oh, did I mention I need to repeat it several hundred times with several different liquids. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Oct 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Where do you think I would be safer?

I'm wracked with indecision... where should I park? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Iodyin for some ink!

Looking for information on tattoo inks and iodine content. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Oct 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Is this College coach fee reasonable?

My sister-in-law just approached me to see if I would help pay for a "college coach" for my oldest nephew. I've helped with various things like camp, acting lessons, a computer, etc. and normally don't mind at all. However, she is telling me that this women wants $4,000! I know getting into college is way different these days, but that seems outrageous. My nephew is bright and the apple of my eye--but he's not a super-elite student. Is this the going rate for personalized help with choosing a school, essays, etc.?
posted by agatha_magatha on Oct 26, 2010 - 76 answers

My friends call me Bleedin' Gums

You are not a dentist, but maybe you are real clever and know how I can get this nasty abscess-pus taste out of my mouth? [more inside]
posted by Syllables on Oct 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Uses & expiry of duck fat?

There's been a jar of duck fat in my fridge since I last had a duck.. ooh... last December. Should I throw it away, and if not, how should I use it? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Oct 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Twitter filter: Why does Twitter widget "die"?

Dumb question here, especially coming from a web developer ... But I use a Twitter widget on occasion on the front page of the site I work on. We'll be using it again Election night from about 4pm through to the wee morning hours. The widget is the standard-variety Twitter-supplied widget (http://twitter.com/widgets). The problem is, this widget always seems to "die" at some point during its use. That is, it will display tweets just fine for an hour or two (maybe even three, if I'm lucky), then it stops displaying tweets altogether, showing just the styled box, completely devoid of tweets. Search as I have, google-fu has failed me. Can't seem to come up with an explanation that seems reasonable to my supervisors. Any ideas?
posted by jrchaplin on Oct 26, 2010 - 6 answers

How did they get that Steely Dan sound?

How did producer Gary Katz get those Steely Dan records to sound so much "cleaner" than the other popular music being recorded at the time?
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 26, 2010 - 10 answers

King Coal

I'm thinking of a specific costume for halloween and I would like some help with execution. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Oct 26, 2010 - 10 answers

strict or lenient teaching and testing

Is it better to be strict or lenient in a university teaching/testing situation? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Oct 26, 2010 - 42 answers

To quote or not to quote (an email)

I'm considering writing a critical review of a popular online service - what are the ethics regarding the quoting or summarizing of email messages? [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Oct 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Care and maintenance of a Le Creuset pan?

How to properly care of a Le Creuset frying pan? [more inside]
posted by greenfelttip on Oct 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Ferns in the 70s for sure. Otherwise?

What kind of house plants were popular/fashionable in the past? I'm most interested in the 1950s/60s, but would like to know other decades as well. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Oct 26, 2010 - 29 answers

How do I choose a research group for my PhD?

I'm a first-year Ph.D student (in chemistry), and I'm having a hard time choosing what lab I want to work in. What factors are most important to look at? [more inside]
posted by kagredon on Oct 26, 2010 - 12 answers

Pro and cons of children's tonsillectomies?

Any serious opposition to tonsillectomies for children? We have two excellent doctors for and against it for our son. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Oct 26, 2010 - 30 answers

What to give a best friend for their new business?

Mrs. Killaseal's best friend started a business less than a year ago (so far, so good). Mrs. K would like nothing more than to be able to assist best friend at the new business (food industry), but distance we live apart will not permit that, so that is out. So, we would like to give her a nice gift to congratulate her. Mrs. K wants to know, should we buy her an actual item (or items), in the 200-300 dollar range, or should we just give her a nice card with equivalent cash, since every budding entrepreneur could probably use the extra cash to help out with the new business? Mrs. K worries that although they are best friends, cash might still be tacky. [more inside]
posted by KillaSeal on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Is a month enough time to get a grad school application together?

An opportunity came up and I have less than one month to get a grad school application, including only half a month to prepare for and take the GRE. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

space mmo open source shooter

Open source space-shooter, 3d exploration MMO? Recently released? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Oct 25, 2010 - 2 answers

1/2 inch sliced out buzz fringe frizzy lollipop please?

How do I learn what to ask for in a haircut? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Oct 25, 2010 - 13 answers

I have to fly tomorrow morning and I'm out of the pills that enable me to get on the plane in the first place. Help!

I have to take a very last-minute plane trip tomorrow morning and just discovered I'm out of Xanax. There's no time for me to get more. What can I do to make it through the flight without a panic attack? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Oct 25, 2010 - 25 answers

Really, someday that high school French could come in handy...

What would be a great place to finally meet my penpal? [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

bzzzzzzz i'm your local bee charmer

How do I convince my neighbors to give me permission to keep bees? [more inside]
posted by wocka wocka wocka on Oct 25, 2010 - 41 answers

Stellaaaa!

In balancing my budget, I found that I have, while not champagne tastes, microbrew tastes on a PBR budget. Help me brainstorm ways to drink on the cheap! [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Oct 25, 2010 - 26 answers

Totally awesome things to do when you in the totally awesome city of Nashville, TN.

I have been tasked with showing some new friends from Europe the city of Nashville, Tennessee. One problem: I am not from Nashville and don't know anything about Nashville. I am looking for awesome local places to eat and must-see attractions. [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Oct 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Compact, easy to navigate portfolio blog

I'm putting together an animation storyboard portfolio and was hoping it could be nice/easy to look at on an iphone. I'm planning to use tumblr but want to know if any other free blogging options that might be better suited. Assume I'm 47, I've never owned a mobile device, that blogging will be a big step for me (and that I'm using a mac). Is this formatting question silly? Does today's software just manage this sort of thing automagically? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Oct 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I raise money for a nonprofit without their knowledge?

Is it unethical or illegal to raise money for a nonprofit without their knowledge? [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Weather before we farmed?

How was the weather different before we farmed the land? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Oct 25, 2010 - 14 answers

But I was a Boy Scout

Do I Vote? [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Oct 25, 2010 - 28 answers

AGGGHHH Weird Canon 7D artifact?

Weird Canon 7D artifact? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Statistics on the Alberta Oil Sands

So I'm looking for some hard data on the Alberta Oil Sands: Employment rate, type of employment, demographics, who owns what, etc. I'm finding plenty of opinion pieces, and plenty of environmental assessments, but not much hard data on the economics of it. Does anyone know where to look for this kind of information?
posted by Stagger Lee on Oct 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Formula to mesh two gears of arbitrary tooth count/position?

I'm writing a graphics app where I'm generating a simple gear transmission system with a variable number of gears each with variable number of teeth and placed at random orbits around each other. I generate gears in succession, placing and rotating each with respect to its parent/driver gear before moving on to the next. The problem I'm having is how to determine the initial orientation of each subsequent gear such that its teeth are properly meshed with that of its driver. [more inside]
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron on Oct 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Having flowers delivered to a dorm?

Girlfriend's birthday is coming up and it would make her day to get some flowers. Small problem, she is away at school. How can I have the flowers sent to her dorm? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Oct 25, 2010 - 26 answers

Quickest and easiest way to figure out IP names.

I have a list of IP addresses and I need to know the name of the computer they are currently hosted on. What's the best and quickest way for me to get this information? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Oct 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Is it hard to move a blog around within a website?

I'd like to be walked through the (no doubt very easy) process of moving a Wordpress blog to a different part of my website. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Help with our naughty dog

So this is a typical example of what my dog does when I arrive at home. He is 5 years old and has always been this way. Help us get him under control. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Oct 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Help my computer remember program locations with dual-monitor setup.

Dual-monitor setup and saving preference settings? [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Oct 25, 2010 - 3 answers

No water to rinse a soapy face

Can anyone recommend a good waterless face wash? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Oct 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Who will rent a ONE WAY cargo van from LAS to SJC?

Looking for a Cargo Van to Rent One-Way from Las Vegas to San Jose, CA. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer

Why do I need separate dental insurance?

Why did our (admittedly flawed) health insurance system develop in such a way that excludes dentistry from covered services? [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Oct 25, 2010 - 28 answers

Curse you Lincoln!

Wedding ring follies: how can I get these pennies out? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Oct 25, 2010 - 42 answers

I need a "politics for dummies" book.

I'd like to be knowledgeable about politics enough to be able to state my opinion, engage in debates, and the like. I'm a one-issue person (gay marriage) and I'd like to discover my own beliefs about politics so that I no longer have to sit quietly when my friends get into it.
posted by Autumn on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Run hard, need cookie....

Whenever I start pushing myself physically, my appetite goes into overdrive. Is there anyway to prevent or combat this? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Oct 25, 2010 - 32 answers

"Hops across the taste buds" is a really appalling pun

Help me create a beery mustardy orgy of deliciousness. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Oct 25, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I get my subordinates to reply to e-mail consistently?

How do I get my subordinates to reply to my e-mails? I work remotely, but they don't. I need to know that they've read what I send them. Details about work situation below. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Oct 25, 2010 - 61 answers

Is it possible to do both weight training and running?

I recently decided to go to the gym and start exercising, in an effort to lead a healthier life. I'd like to start running, but also put on some muscle mass. Is this possible, or do I have to choose one? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Oct 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Drank puddle water. Now how do we prevent an assplosion?

Drank a liter of unfiltered, chemically treated puddle water. What's the best course of action to avoid gastrointestinal Armageddon? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Oct 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Columbus Are Being Taught Still

My daughter's teacher told her Columbus thought the earth was flat and the usual story about falling off the edge of the earth. As far as I can tell this is just not true, and the teacher should know it. Should I bother asking about this? I know it's insignificant, but it bothers me to know she's being taught something that just isn't true.
posted by Blake on Oct 25, 2010 - 34 answers

Name the film

A friend asks about a movie scene: The Guy and The Girl are sitting on the roof of a movie theater, smoking and talking, under a huge marquee or sign, and with spotlights all around. Can you name the film?
posted by Silky Slim on Oct 25, 2010 - 10 answers

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