I am trying to remember a term for a specific zone designated around a bomb during its diffusal. Something about only certain people being able to pass through, or exchange places during the disposal operation. The term may apply to the rules followed in that zone, rather than the zone itself. [more inside]
We sold our house and have to be out soon but we haven't found a house in our new city (US university town) yet. Since the time is short, we need a back-up plan for a place to stay until we can buy and move into our new house but it's complicated by the fact that we have 3 cats. Most places, including hotels don't want cats. I am hoping you give me some "out of the box" ideas so we aren't living in our car with our cats.
How did the magnifying glass and binoculars stop visually magnifying screen-rendered elements and come to prompt for search terms? [more inside]
I am trying to find a source that will give me a definitive answer to the question of whether or not SLC's mayors are bound by term limits. [more inside]
Is there any chance that a relationship with a girl with issues from her past could work long term? have there ever been any that have been successful? [more inside]
Casually dating a great guy. He's smart, funny, we're comfortable with each other. We've been seeing each other for 2 months now. The issue is... I don't find him incredibly physically appealing. Can I overcome it? [more inside]
I'm living on a sailboat for the summer, currently in Wickford, ri. My car is down here but I would like to go away for a month or two. Currently I don't have a place to leave my (old but important to me) car. Can you suggest a very cheap or free place I can leave my car somewhere in the vicinity? [more inside]
I was brought onto a Help Desk with a three month contract-to-hire option. Instead of hiring me at the end of the three months, they extended the contract for three more months. I'm a month and a half away from the end of my contact and unsure what to do. [more inside]
A while ago I read a two-word term relating to mental health that I can't remember and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
I'm looking for a better word or term of art for the most important customer of a company, in particular one that provides the most revenue. [more inside]
If people living in Laos are Laotian, then are those in Taos Taotians? [more inside]
In the past two years my short-term memory has gotten terrible. I forget where I put items, I forget names which I wouldn't have in the past, and I am not good at all in keeping short lists in mind. I have searched for solutions but have found no real answers. [more inside]
Where is the cheapest long term parking around the San Francisco Intl Airport? [more inside]
For a while now, maybe several months or so (this only proves further how terrible my memory is) I have been experiencing long term memory loss. I have great trouble remembering my childhood, places I've been to, anything at all that i learned in school a year or two ago. I always forget what I say to people even a few weeks ago. They will talk about something I said or something I did and I won't remember. When I go to bed, the hours just before become unknown to me. When I try to remember what happened in the last hours of the night it is all foggy and fragmented. This is not something I normally experience, especially all the things I've done with family and friends, I can barely remember anything and it makes me very sad. [more inside]
My wife and I are going to Paris for a few weeks. Yay! Unfortunately I'll be in and out of conferences for the first 5 days while she is out sightseeing. My schedule will probably be pretty unpredictable, so we'd like to have an easy way to keep in touch, but cell phone rentals seem pretty expensive, especially since we'll only need it for a few days. We don't even really need voice - texting would work. Any ideas for cheap, short-term communications in Paris?
What it the correct term for "leverage" in Japanese? (Financial leverage, or the figurative meaning of leverage" Please give me spelling in roman characters.
I'm looking for recommendations on long lasting photo prints and frames. [more inside]
Term Paper: What are the best sites/programs to check my term paper for plagiarism? It really should be free but i guess i'd be open for very cheap alternatives. It's 15 Pages and im on a mac if that helps.
"Ladies with their 'susans' showing?" My google-fu failed this one! What is a susan, if it's not lazy and not an actual person's name? [more inside]
I am looking for two things. (1) The first instance of the sexual use of the term "69ing." (2) If the term was in use in 1969, I am interested in finding articles or books on the effect the term had on people during the year 1969. Thanks!
Suggestions for finding affordable, short term (2 months) housing in the Detroit / Hamtramck area for 8 adults? [more inside]
"Graphic novel" isn't merely a more sophisticated synonym for "comic book." The "H" in the Montreal Canadiens logo doesn't stand for "Habitants" (it's just "hockey"). What are other examples of wrong "insider" info commonly cited by poseur-types? Stuff that only true experts/fans would be quick to refute, and probably snicker at? [more inside]
Is there a word for a "collection of possible future events that are all somehow related?" I want something that captures the idea of a "collection of scenarios." Or, pick an forecasted event, fear, or desire: What is "the spectrum of possible outcomes" relevant to this thing that has my attention, plausible or otherwise, expected or unexpected, the good, the bad, and the ugly? Probability cloud? Scenario collection? [more inside]
I'm writing a term paper (15 pages) in my American History class on the computer and its influence on America history. Topics of focus? [more inside]
What is this sickness called? When I get tired and fatigue accumulates over time, I get sick. I have been stressed out a little bit and haven't been sleeping enough for a past week, so I'm sick as I'm posting this... I get a headache, my all body aches, especially lower back and pelvic area, but from head to toe. If it's severe, I would get a diarrhea or throw up. Even if it's warm, I get a chill and sometimes cold sweat. My face feels hot but in fact I don't have a fever. This lasts for about a day, and next day when I wake up I'm okay except I feel a little shaky. I've had this for about 6 times. I just don't know what this is called. [more inside]
Trying to remember a French term. [more inside]
Is there anyone who loans money based on the situation, rather than on a credit score/computer without any explanation? [more inside]
Developing new dialogue strategies in a relationship. Established, late 30s couple seeking hive mind advice on changing the way we speak to each other on important subjects. [more inside]
I should be able to let things like this go, I know, but a Facebook friend wrote a status update containing a phrase I've never heard, and not knowing what she meant is driving me nuts. I'm 44 and the opposite of "street." She's in her 20s -- a hip New Yorker. This sort of thing happens to me all the time, but usually googling or Urban Dictionary helps me. Not this time. So, is this a real phrase or is it some quirky thing she made up: "What's your evil?" [more inside]
I've been with my boyfriend for three years (living together for half that amount of time). This is my first long-term relationship. Previously, my relationships lasted anywhere from 3-6 months. So I don't have a real point of comparison for anything outside of the endorphine-rush phase. [more inside]
I am stuck in the middle of a mess with a family trust. [more inside]
How much notice do I have to give at work? I'm in France, and my contract lasts 1 year. [more inside]
The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?
Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
Help me jump these remaining life insurance hurdles! [more inside]
Is the use of meronym and synecdoche the same thing? If not, please illustrate. I am confused.
How to calculate how much to set aside each paycheck for multiple upcoming one-time/long term expenses? [more inside]
Is a split term mortgage a good idea? [more inside]
Is there a reputable place (online or otherwise) where I can get a quick emergency loan within the next 10 days for $600 - $900? I have somewhat poor credit. [more inside]
There's a term/idea referring to a period of introspection or re-evaluation occurring around age 30 (I actually have the feeling it's more precise than that: 29?). What is it?
Life-Insurance-Filter (again): There have been some good threads in the past on understanding/buying life insurance, but I wanted to get a bit more specific this time around. [more inside]
I love my boyfriend but I fear we aren't compatible for the long term. How to know if it these are things that are important enough to justify breaking up sooner rather than later... [more inside]
What do you call a long, thin sandwich, and where do you live? [more inside]
What's your opinion on short-term sublets when visiting NYC for a few days, in lieu of a hotel? Is it a safe option? [more inside]
Short-term investments question: In your opinion, what stable foreign currency should I invest my money? [more inside]
Years ago when I took a classical mythology course, my professor used a literary term for a being who can travel between planes of being at will. [more inside]
Seeking a word: Is there a term other than "euphemism" for couching an insult in fancy-sounding words, so your insult sounds less harsh to the inattentive ear? [more inside]
I've got some local postcards that are 90+ years old (as determined by postmark). Are they out of copyright -- can I sell reproductions? [more inside]
Is the 1956 recording of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley out of copyright in the UK? [more inside]
Seeking a better understanding of Linux terminals, mostly being used remotely via SSH. History files, paths, ncurses, etc. [more inside]
The problem: I need a car for three months in Los Angeles. Extenuating circumstances: I am a horrible driver and am almost guaranteed to mess up the car at some point. Solution? [more inside]
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