I'm trying to find this passage from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where there's this person who's so fed up with everything in the universe, that he travels the entire cosmos, telling each and every one of its inhabitants that he, or she, or it - is an idiot. The passage describes how he met Arthur Dent. Thank you.
should i move my office to word 2008 (.docx) or stay with 2004 (.doc)? [more inside]
How can one take a bunch of emails and easily move them in to a word document? [more inside]
[FearFilter]: 15 years ago I experienced an imminent death/serious injury moment that turned out ok. However, I still feel physical chills and tingly feelings even thinking about it. Am I the only one or is this common? Thoughts and stories appreciated. The science is a huge bonus. [more inside]
My (really not great) handwriting into pretty, pretty computer text? Is Livescribe the answer? [more inside]
In Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks there is a part where one of the Estodiens say to Quilan, 'I hope you have the wit to realise you past two little tests there, Major, not one'. It appears that I do not have the wit. Possible spoilers inside. [more inside]
Are there other graduated exercise programs like the Couch to 5K? I hate running, but I like the specificity, and the feeling of "leveling up" it gives me. [more inside]
Hi there, My company is transferring me to London at the end of the month and I haven’t had much time to do some essential research. Part of the problem is I don’t even know the right questions to ask, or the right places to go on the web to find the info I need. Here are a few things that I’d need to know in order to get me started, if anyone is so inclined to lend their knowledge: Apartment, bank, mobile phone, international calls, location, public transit, exemption from US taxes, tying up loose ends in the US. Anything else I may be missing? [more inside]
What is this story about someone literally scared to death? [more inside]
My 14 year old stepson is bored in New York. What should he do? How about Montreal? [more inside]
I have two new iPhones. I also have a land line in my house. My cell signal in my house is poor at best. I like my land line so I'm going to keep it. I would like my cell phone to transfer to my land line when I'm home so I can get cell calls at home. I can't seem to find a product that will hand off my cell calls to my land line. Does such a thing exist?
Given that the airlines are reducing the numbers of flights due to the economic downturn, what is the optimal time to book cheap flights? In the past, I've had great success booking domestic flights 2-3 days before. This time, we will be booking 2 round trip tickets. I just booked a flight from the western US to Montreal for my husband, three weeks ahead, as we found the planes were filling up rapidly. We didn't get much of a deal. Standby is not on option as I'll be flying with an autistic person. Any and all hive-mind thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
How do I fight? [more inside]
How to increase the number of items in the "Move to folder" list in Outlook 2007? [more inside]
I am looking for other songs about anxiety and panic attacks along the lines of The Fear by Pulp or Overkill by Men At Work.
VPS and Internet Proxy: I have a VPS and want to be able to access the internet remotely from it. For example, the VPS is hosted in Scandinavia while I am in USA, how do I create a proxy server so I can access internet through the VPS country? [more inside]
If you are really exhausted from lack of sleep and stress, x say 2 months off and on, what's the best thing to do to get back in good shape? [more inside]
I need to have a latin phrase translated for a tattoo I'm getting, anyone know latin? the phrase is: "One day we will burn together as stars" [more inside]
My family and I will be driving from San Sebastian Spain to Barcelona the week of April 6th. I am interested to hear preferred routes to take that are off the beaten path taking into account there is still plenty of snow in the mountains. We are happy to go via France or Spain. All ideas welcome!!
What can I expect from a US border guard if I go into the USA from Canada carrying packages of things I've sold on ebay to mail in the USA? [more inside]
How did you give up certain foods for the rest of your goddamn life? [more inside]
Staff member wants a new business PC with twin screens. Just tell me what to buy. [more inside]
Why do file sizes vary from Windows XP to Vista????? [more inside]
Help me learn piano on a budget. I have always wanted to learn, and now I am 31 and tired of just wishing! Problem is, money is tight, so I am looking for suggestions on how to teach myself on the cheap (if that's possible). [more inside]
My boyfriend wants to return to school and get a degree in psychology, but isn't sure of the best way to do so, especially considering the caliber of schools he is targeting. [more inside]
Do most newspapers allow anonymous letters to the editor? [more inside]
So I registered to vote in MA in 2004 but I've moved a few times since then. Can I check if I'm still registered or do I need to register again? [more inside]
I have an Everex Stepnote, it came with linux os. I did not like the linux so i put windows xp on it. now i have no wlan connection or audio. i know it's a shitty computer but i need these basic functions. does anyone have any ideas on how to reaquire my wireless broadband? thanks
How can I sell my Excel spreadsheets online? [more inside]
Things to do in San Jose! And how to get there... [more inside]
Ask me find this how to website! A series of videos with hipsters teaching you things like how to calm down a baby by turning on a tap, and wrapping your headphones' cord. [more inside]
What do I write, and give to him the last day of a friendly break up? [more inside]
Are there any tools for posting to multiple WordPress blogs without having to go to each site's control panel? [more inside]
Urge to call ex [more inside]
I've been coerced by a client/employer to start using HTML email messages for communications with our customers. Please help me do this in the most net-responsible way possible (or tell me to burn in the special hell reserved for people who put markup on the SMTP wire) [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap bbq in nyc? [more inside]
I am almost done with college. Since I've started, four separate times I've taken a semester off to study abroad, work overseas or do unorthodox things in the name of adventure. I've come to terms with myself and I know that this is I want out of life, and I know that when I graduate I'm not going to get a steady job with benefits or any of those other things that responsible people are supposed to do. How do I explain this to the people I care about in a way that makes them feel good about me? [more inside]
Moving company overseas, any software to help with online communication like Video & live Screen casting for online meetings.
Moving company overseas, any software to help with online communication like Video & live Screen casting for online meetings. [more inside]
NewYorkCityFilter: I'm headed to New York City this weekend, staying midtown. It's somewhat spur of the minute but I was wondering if any MeFites have suggestions of current things to do, places to eat and drink, etc. I love trying new places, eats, visual, audible, sensual stimulations. Anything discussed on Mefi recently? Thanks.
I seem to have a very particular social skills deficit. Can you suggest software that might serve as a kind of brain prosthetic for me? [more inside]
What's the best quality method for doing text to speech to mp3? [more inside]
Are there any mental health oriented right to die movements?
I finally made the switch! Help me transfer my files from my Toshiba laptop to my shiny new MacBook! [more inside]
I am NOT good at setting boundaries with people. For example I have a male neighbor who is as nice as he can be but is VERY talkative and boring to me. He drops by our house unannounced and has hours to spend talking with me. I have to cut him off and I am not good at it. [more inside]
How do you say " I got hit (in the head) by....(something)" I have to do an oral presentation in spanish but Im not sure how to say I was....i got hit? Im telling a story of when i got hit in the head with a swing...i have to use imperfect and preterite tense....any ideas
Is there a conversion site that converts pdf to mp3? If not, is there freeware that does it? [more inside]
I went to school near Pittsburgh and now live in Ohio. Both at school and here in Columbus, I notice people leaving off "to be" in sentences. This needs fixed, that neads cleaned, those need washed. What's the deal here? [more inside]
What do I do with my life after college? I want to do something I don't hate, and might even like. I want YOUR suggestions and ideas. [more inside]
Little sister is working on a project and need to find sources that can help her identify several things for railroad workers, meatpacking plant workers, a Rockefeller employee, and a business employing child labor from 1885-1910. The things she needs are their job responsibilities, wages, number of hours, conditions of the workplace.