Youtube Buffering (maybe?) problems... [more inside]
Northern California retreat - for finishing doctoral thesis? [more inside]
Web designers and developers: Mozilla wants to know how you use CSS properties and selector constructs regarding visited links and :link so they can fix a privacy issue. Asking for a friend. [more inside]
Neighbor bought rabbit for kid, now neighbor does not want rabbit. Do I want rabbit? [more inside]
I need a nudge on affordable/reliable web hosting for a dedicated server that will run Java (via Tomcat) and MySQL with a control panel for multiple domains and EASY backup. [more inside]
Help me find a video. [more inside]
Why doesn't Starbucks brew decaf continuously after 2 p.m.? I mean, obviously, it's because demand goes down. But how does that make sense? Who are all these people drinking their decaf in the morning, and what's the matter with them? [more inside]
Is there something like Google Alerts specifically for scientific journals ? [more inside]
I am about to buy my long-desired Akai EWI4000s. The question is: where? [more inside]
Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
Our son's Little League coach is constantly changing the practice schedule and practice location, albeit for legitimate reasons. Is this a standard part of the Little League experience? [more inside]
What is chemotherapy like for a dog? [more inside]
I'm using a MacBook Pro at home. I just bought a used MacBook Air I want to use on trips. I want to set up the Air so it works as much as possible like the Pro. But I don't want to trash the software and music that are already on the Air. What's the best way to migrate from a Pro to an Air without completely erasing what's on the Air? [more inside]
My mother refinanced our house in September 2009 and to qualify for a better rate I cosigned the new loan - now the mortgage statement comes in both of our names. Since I've never owned a piece of property before do I qualify for the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?
A friend of mine asked: "Back when I did tech support, there was an audio file that made its way around the office and the (somewhat nascent) internet. A woman was shrieking about having been on hold for over an hour, and she says the phrase, "... you help me now, or it's war, buddy!" Can anyone help me hunt this down? It has to be out there somewhere! Thanks!"
Runners: which reflective gear do you recommend for running at dusk / night? [more inside]
How should an adult family of four spend tomorrow afternoon in NYC in the pouring rain? [more inside]
How do I get my Thai Pineapple Fried Rice to taste like the restaurant variety? [more inside]
Oy! I'm trying to decipher my grandmother's recipe for a Passover cake, but I can't find "Matzo Cake Flour." Do you know where to buy it? [more inside]
We have a domestic situation ... [more inside]
Making the apartment my own and I want it to SCREAM "girly." I am doing lace, pearls, and ruffles. What are some great design on a dime ideas or websites for additional design concepts? [more inside]
Can employers reach my Google Voice number? [more inside]
In Wordpress is there any way to make the same page appear in the page structure more than once (i.e., be the child of more than one page at the same time) or should I just duplicate the contents, create extra pages and make a note to update them all consistently?
I'm trying to remember a film released within the last 10 years, most likely from the early 2000's. The last shot of the movie is a timelapse shot of a flower blossoming or possibly sprouting up through concrete. It's likely a Todd Haynes film or a Charlie Kauffman script or something along those lines. (Pointing me toward any other movies with time-lapse shots of flowers blossoming would also be helpful.) [more inside]
What are the best Olive Oils that you always turn to? [more inside]
What do the following foods have in common that I could be allergic to: walnuts, eggplant, pineapple, banana, almonds and many other nuts but not peanuts... [more inside]
We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
My monitor is a 24" Samsung with dual VGA and DVI outputs. I've been using the DVI output to connect to a 3 year old white Macbook. Today, like an idiot, I moved the monitor without detaching the monitor cable, and the screws snapped off, and I cannot get what is left of them out of the holes. So now, I can either use the DVI output with no screws to hold the cable in place, or I can use the VGA output. Which is my best option? [more inside]
Total website noob with some questions on buying a domain name and choosing a web host. Also specific questions about Vistaprint web hosting. [more inside]
How do I explain the concept of blood pressure to young kids? [more inside]
I'm looking for the title and author of a wordless book (just pictures) that came out probably in the 1990s, and probably British. It concerns a man's life from childhood, through his teen years, into his marriage, the death of his wife, and in the end I think he dies. I can't remember the author/artist or the publisher. I think the pictures were full page watercolors or in the style of watercolors.
What would be considered "traditional" clothing for the United States? [more inside]
There is a cone whose lateral surface is a semicircle (when flattened). The height of the cone is 10 inches. What formula can I use to find the radius of the cone, and the slant height of the cone? [more inside]
Where should I attend Easter Vigil in Chicago next month? [more inside]
I want to hold my wife's birthday party, for about 20-30 people, on a boat in Annapolis on a Saturday night in July. I've called many places and their boats are either much too large (yachts) or too small. 3-4 hours with snacks and drinks (I'll cater) and a captain ideally for <= $1500. What company/person should I contact to make this happen? [more inside]
How fast would you have to throw a baseball in order for it to catch fire? [more inside]
Houston! Caffeinate and clothe me, please. Can you recommend your best espresso and thrift/consignment shopping? (I'm going to be staying not far from the Menil.) [more inside]
Asking for a friend, she has been invited to her first boxing match, and we have no clue about what kind of clothes she should wear! She's in her mid 20's, apparently it won't be too cold or hot.
Replacing iMac (2008/aluminum) Hard Drive. What's the best way to remove glass front held in by magnets? [more inside]
How can I update a batch of hyperlinks in an Access Database table? [more inside]
Pre-interview etiquette: I've received a schedule for a job interview, a good half hour of which is pegged for a practical exercise. I'm not sure what this would entail in the context of the job, and I would like a little more information about it. Is it acceptable to email the HR officer I've been corresponding with asking for a rough idea of what the exercise is? How can I phrase this without sounding like I'm asking for a cheat-sheet? [more inside]
This morning when I opened up my laptop, the cursor/arrow was frozen in the middle of the screen and neither the usb mouse or the touchpad could move it. [more inside]
How do news outlets know to report on "an article to be published in [insert scholarly journal here]"?
How do news outlets know to report on "an article to be published in [insert scholarly journal here]"? [more inside]
Any Dutch linguists out there that can help me with this sentence? [more inside]
i get a headache while climbing stairs,especially if i climb fast and more than one floor. The headache goes away in a few minutes. i am 22. should i see a doctor, or is it no big deal. this started about a year ago.
On a resume, is there a preference for stating explicit dates (up to the month) as opposed to seasons? What about mixing them? [more inside]
Where is the finest place for late afternoon tea and cake in Philadelphia? Also dinner. [more inside]
JobFilter: I need an easy job, preferably one in which I get paid to do homework. [more inside]
What are some good resources on Buddhism for someone who wants to remain attached to Western scientific rationalism? [more inside]
taxfilter: Can I deduct the annual fees for my managed broker account (non-IRA)? I think this is OK, but Google is just making my eyes cross...