Sites for tracking new technologies, technology trends, and innovations? [more inside]
Has anyone had Nikon gear that you bought used serviced under warranty? Is this possible, or is Nikon's extended warranty non-transferable? [more inside]
What phone service would be best for me? All I use my Verizon Wireless account for is the phone itself: calling and messaging people. But I think I'm paying far too much. I live in NYC. Suggestions? (description of bill here) [more inside]
My external hard drive just crashed so can anyone suggest a Portland, OR, based data recovery service?
My out-of-warranty Samsung DLP has been plagued with issues for the last 6 weeks. Routine issues, or do I have recourse? [more inside]
Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
Name my friend's mobile hair service company. [more inside]
I'm looking for a company based in India, cited in a story I heard on NPR sometime in the past week or so, that handles a given number of Joe Consumer research queries per month for a flat fee. [more inside]
How can I be a better retail employee who is helpful, but does not annoy you? [more inside]
Our mattress was damaged in a (self) move and we have reason to believe that it is a manufacturing issue. We have to deal with the furniture store first. We do not anticipate this being an easy situation. Advice needed, please. [more inside]
Why are 99% of service businesses open only at inconvenient times? [more inside]
Need help with Yahoo Small Business / Premium Services support: is there a way to update payment information at once? Tried their UI but to no avail. Also seek email to customer service--phone call got dropped after hours on hold. [more inside]
is this thing on? Phone jack not working. [more inside]
2006 Honda Civic service schedule: Maintenance Minder or dealer service recommendation? [more inside]
How do I get over the feeling of awkwardness/guilt/prejudice when I encounter my friends working in service positions? [more inside]
Is there an mp3 player with a user-replaceable battery? [more inside]
My mortgage payments are overdue and I have filed paperwork for a loan modification. I just accepted an offer on the condo, and it is due to close on June 26. What is the best way to get clear with the mortgage company before closing? [more inside]
I am looking for examples of websites that provide "best-in-class" customer service capabilities via the online channel. What are those e-commerce websites you think have amazing self-service options and are easy-to-use?
Recommend a streaming audio service, please? [more inside]
How can I convince a wireless provider to eliminate my dead zone? [more inside]
Where can I find an affordable, thorough, genealogist to help me research my Irish ancestry? [more inside]
To whom do I report suspected abuse of a service dog? [more inside]
Urgent: Help me find a business that does same-day delivery of chocolate or other treats in Manhattan. [more inside]
Inspired somewhat by threads here and here, I'm winding down a career in corporate training and development and want to wind up my work life in international development, without going back to school (I already have a masters). How can I start a network in this area? [more inside]
What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
Cygwin sshd two-part question. [more inside]
Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
Los Angeles CA Range Rover owners - If I buy a 2000 Range Rover in good condition/edmunds.com price where should I have it serviced in the Glendale or Silver Lake areas? Also, feel free to throw in comments on to buy or not to buy (I understand that this is a needy vehicle).
Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]
Do you give service-providers a special gift at Christmas? Does it matter if they're federal/state service providers (mail person, garbage guys) or people who work specifically for you or your company? Does it differ by country, city, or culture? [more inside]
I am interested in becoming a humanitarian de-miner. This FPP reminded about my interest. A brief search has brought up a couple of organizations, but I was hoping some people here might be able to provide some practical insight. Is this foolish, feasable or just downright romantic thinking about making a real difference? [more inside]
Did you volunteer as a child? Or do you work now with a children's volunteer group? Tell me what you know about youth service. [more inside]
My daughter is researching overseas volunteering opportunities, like this one. She would be saving up to do this her senior year of high school (she's 15 now). The idea is to live, learn, and serve within another culture. She's thinking she'd like to go with her mom. Anybody know anything about these kinds of packages? Any tips or recommendations or thoughts about her plans? [more inside]
Can Microsoft put anything negative on my credit history if I owe them $8.30 for a month of unpaid Xbox Live Gold membership? [more inside]
I want to send to few people (myself included) few pages from a book of my choice, every working day, so we could for example, read complete "Catcher in a Rye" in a month or so. Does anyone know some online service that I could use for such purpose? I found only "Chapter-a-day" services, but I want to use book of my choice.
dhcpdrun in both failover and multiple subnet modes? [more inside]
I'm trying to research the origin of the term "touchpoint" as it's used in this 2003 McKinsey quote: "Brands are delivered at touchpoints, which for a hotel include reservations, check-in and checkout, frequent-stay programs, room service, business services, exercise facilities, laundry service, restaurants, and bars." Today this term is widely used in the industry to describe the ways in which a customer comes into contact with a business, but I can't pin down exactly who coined it or how early it came to be used in this way... [more inside]
I'm looking for a community/portal service that isn't rediculously expensive. Anyone know of such a thing? [more inside]
I'm looking for a secure, reliable subversion service and hoping for recommendations. [more inside]
I'm looking to get a new cell phone and sign up for a new carrier, and I could use some advice. [more inside]
How do I make services publicly available behind a private network? [more inside]
How can I find out who the agent for service of process is for very large banks?
Has anyone used getinterviews.com for resume writing or any similar services? Basically, my sister is looking at using them, the position she is interested in would be reporting to the CIO.
Has anybody had experience with Charter Communications (in western Massachusetts, if that makes a difference)? My wife and I are moving to Hadley in a couple of weeks and are thinking of taking advantage of Charter's bundle (available through the end of the month) of basic cable + high-speed internet + phone service (unlimited calling in US) for $69.97/mo. This seems like a good deal. Anybody have experience with them? And if you live in the Pioneer Valley, how worried should we be about the likelihood of an electricity failure disrupting our phone service?
3rd TB hard drive failure in 6 weeks. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good DVD duplication service where I can ship them the master and art and they ship me my product. Small run (50) with printed design on DVD in plain white sleeve. Any recommendations based on your own satisfactory results with a service?
Help me clean out my parents' house! [more inside]
I can get a civil service pension. Yay! This could be a final salary pension. Yay! But is this really my best option? No, really, is it? Please help me understand my pension options, preferably using chocolate confectionery as a teaching aid. [more inside]
I'm looking for a full featured bookmarking service [more inside]