Cuba and human rights. Please ignore this if you think Cuba is a 1. Glorious Worker's Paradise or 2. 3rd largest prison on Earth (after Myammar and N. Korea) I would like to know more about human rights for the average person in Cuba. For instance, if a regular person (NOT a government employee, journalist, or someone w/ connections) could afford it, could they just leave and go to India for 2 weeks on vacation? Buy a computer and get full access to the Web? Visit a relative in Miami? Open a bookstore and import what they want? Start a blog discussing human rights in Cuba? What actually happens if they try sailing a boat to Miami or Mexico?
Is there an alternative to the official last.fm desktop application for scrobbling tracks to iTunes?
Is there an alternative to the official last.fm desktop application for scrobbling tracks to iTunes? [more inside]
What's your favorite online fiction site, and did you find what I'm looking for? [more inside]
What attractions at the Anaheim Disneyland Park are manageable with an 8 month old? [more inside]
Ravioli help! I need a creative, fast, tasty sauce idea... [more inside]
Hiking gear in XL? [more inside]
Will self-repairing my broken PS3 make it invalid for future repairs by Sony (even if it's already out of warranty)? [more inside]
What game changing reminders is my future calendar missing ? [more inside]
My I-94W visa waiver, given to me at the US border, was not collected when I crossed back into Canada. Will this be a problem if I want to come back? [more inside]
Are there any non-Disneyfied apple picking options around GTA? [more inside]
Help me remember the name of a poet/playwright from northeastern Italy. [more inside]
Polish translation for "I have nothing"? [more inside]
What are your experiences being under general anesthesia? [more inside]
Confuse-A-Cat-Filter: How to best trick a cat into swallowing a pill. Help, plz. [more inside]
Why are electric baseboard heaters so noisy only in the dead of winter? [more inside]
Facebook has been telling me "Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience" for 5 days. I'm getting no response from them. [more inside]
How to find the point furthest from a bunch of other points, as done with this this McDonald's map? [more inside]
How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
I would like to find a hard drive enclosure that isn't enclosed. [more inside]
So I have these pre-ripped jeans. But, then I actually ripped them. What now? [more inside]
I have about 200 rolls of microfilm to be tossed out. There is no charity that would want them, guaranteed. Can anyone think of anything interesting I could do with them?
I am looking for a sound recording of a party ambience where many people are chatting, laughing - the kind of sound where you would expect to hear in a party, maybe about 15 minutes long. I found a good example of what I am looking for here . Except this sound sample is too short for me, I am looking for something like this one at least 15 minutes long. So when it repeats it is not easy to detect that it is looping. [more inside]
Where can I get a much-worn and much-loved pair of suede sneakers cleaned/restored in NYC? [more inside]
I need to buy a pair of steel-toe work boots. The problem: I am a woman with large-ish feet -- large enough that I have some trouble buying sneakers. Depending on the manufacturer, I wear a women's size 10 - 11, inclusive, with a medium width. Any tips on finding a pair that fits well? If I can't find well-fitting women's boots, are narrow men's boots a viable alternative? [more inside]
The best way to go from knowing how to put a computer together out of the box but nothing else, to understanding how the 'innards' work? [more inside]
I need some techniques to help me get through a relatively heartfelt wedding speech without crying like a big ol' baby... [more inside]
Why do baby teeth come in in the order they do? [more inside]
I'm trying to find out more about this (probabably online, probably from the mid-90s) TV show, possibly called "The Bunker"
I'm trying to find out more about this (probabably online, probably from the mid-90s) TV show, possibly called "The Bunker" [more inside]
I can't for the life of me find a picture of a particular road sign, which I consistently misunderstood as a child. It's a traffic sign in North America that I saw many times as a kid but almost never any more. It was a yellow-orange sign with a "no" symbol and some random-looking detritus behind it, which I later understood to be a crumpled can. Probably a "no littering" sign, but a search on that or like terms seems to turn up nothing! A pretty silly question, I know! I ask partly because when I was a kid, I thought the item behind the "no" sign was a mouser from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Love filter. How is gay love different from straight love? [more inside]
Help me name a fictional character -- need nicknames for a college-aged man in the 1950s. Buzz, Scooter, Butch, Jughead, etc... [more inside]
Have you ever participated in a winery's grape crush? Or do you know what that entails? What happens at the winery? How hard is the work? How long does it take? Tell me what you know about crush!
Is a seller located in New York state required to put business address on label/packaging when shipping products?
consumer products/lawfilter: Is a seller located in New York state required to put her business address on packaging or labels when she ships her products to customers? If so, can you point me to the relevant law? I have researched this question, checked the UCC and BCL, reviewed FTC guidelines, and contacted the state attorney general's office, but to no avail. TIA.
I am spending next weekend in St Louis with teenagers. Any suggestions on stuff to do? Also are there restaurants that are vegetarian friendly (daughters) that would also have food to please a non-vegetarian (son)? [more inside]
The rest of this afternoon and into the early evening in San Francisco, no car but there is good public transport of course. I was hoping to hit the Exploratorium but they're closed on Mondays -- dang. It's a perfect afternoon... [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on non-fiction books about sexual biology and/or psychology. [more inside]
I and the boyfriend are in the market for a new printer. We're largely clueless and would rather not buy an awful one. Help? [more inside]
A question about university reference letter etiquette. [more inside]
Fastmail.fm users please help. Somehow I have made my inbox so that it doesn't show the folder list and the email messages side by side. It shows the email and a tiny bit of folder at the left. If I slide the cursor to the left (not using scroll bars) then the folder list appears. Slide to the right, the folder list slinks off to the side. It does not do it on any other computer I use. I'm in firefox. And I feel stoopid and it's really annoying me - please get my screen back static for me! thank you! This is so stupid and I know I should be able to find out the answer, but I CAN'T! I don't have a login to the fastmail forum thing (thought it was my same login as my email, but apparently not) and can't work out a form of words to search for. Yes, I realise I'm stupid.
I am looking for a TV to put downstairs. I was shopping at bestbuy and I found a floor model for sale. [more inside]
Bra help! I have big boobs and a small body, help me find inexpensive bras in size 32G, seemingly an oxymoron. [more inside]
Working on a graphic design exhibition, and trying to source the designer(s) of these logos for Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, 90210, The Beautiful Life, and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew. [more inside]
Where can I find the written laws that regulate amnesty bins at airports? (Amnesty bins are the bins right before the metal detectors in some airports where you can, according to signs, throw away anything that you can't take through security without penalty.) And, related, are these actually legally binding, or just a gentlemen's agreement? Could someone hypothetically put a stolen painting in the bin, and be free of legal consequence of having stolen it?
Does anyone else feel like an imposter? I often have a hard time building relationships with people. I can be polite and make small talk with other people, but I struggle with making friends. I struggle with social anxiety which is part of the problem, but how do you move past it and build relationships with other people so that they are genuinely interested in getting to know you better? [more inside]
Where in London, UK did I see a "model village"-style map of the city centre? In a building near Bloomsbury, it was pretty big (something like 2x3m) and at ground level just inside a private building's glass front wall. It was astonishingly detailed, with all the buildings in a few square miles of central London represented as scale models. [more inside]
[Book/Story-filter] Trying to place a book or maybe short story from my youth (child of the late 70s-80s). The only thing I can remember is a guy going swimming at the Y. He thinks he sees a towel stuck in the drain at the bottom of the pool, but once he gets down there he realizes it is a rat coming out of the drain. It could be a really popular book for all I know. I just know that it scared the crap out of me and still freaks me out to this day a bit. Any ideas?
I saw this thing on a recent trip to a train museum - does anyone know what it is? [more inside]
Did you have a "Mony Mony" chant? If so, what was it? (kinda NSFW) [more inside]
[Moviefilter] Any ideas on the name of this scary movie from my youth? [more inside]