Is there a particular culture that devised and then used this sort of handshake? [more inside]
I have a relatively short amount of time to get out of my dark, scary, and dysfunctional places and "rejoin society". I keep going through cycles of pushing too hard and then not pushing at all (while feeling shitty and guilty about it). How can I develop more patience with myself? And at the same time, are there ways to use the freedom I have right now to ensure I end up making adequate progress? [more inside]
I'm looking for the lyrics of a Mary Chapin-Carpenter song called (I think) "Mama, there ain't no Cowboys in New Jersey". It never seems to have been officially released, and google turns up references to it but no words. I'm really mostly looking for the lyrics, not necessarily a copy. Any ideas?
What is the proper air conditioning refrigerant pressure for a 2004 Scion xB? Should the pressure reading be made at a specific RPM? My A/C has been slowly loosing cooling over the last couple of years, now it really only cools well when traveling above 35~ mph, not so well at all in stop-and-go situations. Does it sound like I am on the right track to recharge the system? Works pretty well at steady-state speeds...
I remember reading this book on dwarves as a kid and I am unable to find any hide or hair of via google. It was something along the lines of a field report from the uncovering of a city of tunnels somewhere in Europe. [more inside]
I'm searching for an ethnographic, non-fiction article about two young homeless addicts, one a white male and one a pregnant black female. I believe, but am not certain, it was published decades ago in Life Magazine and that I found it through Longform.org. I'll put as many (possibly triggering, definitely unpleasant) details as I can inside. [more inside]
There's an artwork on public display in my community that isn't labeled with the artist's name or the title of the piece, and I'd like to know more about it. The facility that has it on display doesn't have the information, so I'm hoping you could take a look at it (or just read my description) and tell me if you know more about it, or where I could find out who created it and what it is called. It's a rather unique piece, being a full-length overcoat that's been hardened/cast and mounted on a large canvas. The yellow floral pattern of the coat is seamlessly transferred to the background of the canvas. For a link to a phone-cam pic I took of it, click [more inside]
Looking for a book I read as a kid, so I only have a few clues which is probably why I haven't been able to turn this one up. Science fiction, read probably in the mid-to-late eighties out of a school library. It might have been an older book - it had the flavor of older science fiction but I could be wrong on that part. [more inside]
What is the name, and who is the composer, of the music in this scene from Pirates of Silicon Valley?
Google App Script - no error generated? I have two scripts that run on form submit, but sometimes they don't run at all. No emailed errors, no messages to the execution transcript or log. [more inside]
Cheese lovers and good cooks, how do you suppose he did this? It looks straightforward - and amazing! But I want to be sure I'm not missing something.
I'm looking for resources to help me decide what types and amounts of insurance to buy. [more inside]
Do you know what this song is? It was recorded from the Stinson Organ at the Griffith Park Carousel. Thanks!
What are your favorite new new new new music podcasts? [more inside]
Where can I find a very thorough, comprehensive, expansive list of personality traits? [more inside]
Short film featuring stationary, miniature figurines in realistic landscapes? [more inside]
I'm looking for a book that I read parts of in the Hayward Gallery bookshop in London, about 2 1/2 years ago. It was a fantastically precise parody of a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy workbook. [more inside]
Long shot: Does anyone know where I can find some OP Anderson Aquavit in Manhattan? [more inside]
A subscription service for professional grade protocol signatures? [more inside]
Is there a way in microsoft word to count words by author (based on accepted revisions) in a final document?
Can anyone recommend a dog kennel in London? [more inside]
How many swimming pool permits did the state of Hawaii issue in 2010?
My phone connects to my home wifi network but won't load webpages/get internet. How can I fix this? Also, can anyone confirm that this won't be a hardware issue? There's a short window in which I could possibly exchange the phone, but I'd rather not if it's not a flaw in the phone. [more inside]
Can you recommend films that have open or unresolved endings? [more inside]
Firefox fail. [more inside]
What movies have an ambiguous ending? [more inside]
I'd like to identify a particular recording of Peter and the Wolf. [more inside]
Help me find this interactive fiction title [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a copy of Charles Grodin's performance of Charley's Aunt? [more inside]
Does anyone recognize the music playing during Eisenhower's speech at about 40 minutes into "The Atomic Cafe"? It's not on the soundtrack and it doesn't seem to be listed in the closing credits. Thank you!
Suggestions for a really good day-spa somewhere south of Boston? I'm looking to book a day spa vacation for some folks who live in Weymouth and the Mid-Cape area, so ideally something midway between the two places.
I'm trying to find an unusual four-season calendar kit I had as a kid that included stick-on Colorform-like transparencies. [more inside]
Does anyone remember this all-green Asteroids-like game for OS X, circa 2005? [more inside]
What is the significance of the rabbit in the film Mona Lisa? [more inside]
I have a Japan Post bank account with a cash card (not credit card or debit card, however. An ATM card, basically). I will arrive in Seattle just before I get paid in Japan. Is there anywhere in the Seattle area where I can access my Japan Post account and pull out some money?
Does anyone remember this incredibly nerdy magazine article about various characters from fantasy novels fighting one another? [more inside]
ShortStoryFilter: I'm looking for the name of a short story that (probably) appeared in a pulp horror collection from a good number of years back... Arid country, twin princes, Prince A locks B at bottom of a well, B escapes, pulls identifying tooth from (now king) A's mouth, locks A at bottom of well. [more inside]
I have seen stores that sell framed, high-res panoramic photos of iconic moments in major-league sports. Is there anything comparable for professional wrestling? [more inside]
Looking for an older note of great artistic quality... [more inside]
My future bride teaches in Dover, DE. And she's trapped in a job she hates. Please suggest alternative work that she might find within 45 min of philly… [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an ISO7816 reader that fits in a SD card slot? [more inside]
What are these Asian root vegetables I grew and how do I cook them? [more inside]
Hello! I'm looking for a simple solution to turn my 64GB USB Thumb Drive into a portable MP3 player. Nothing fancy, simple display, controls, and small screen. I have Microsoft Sync in my new car, and a laptop that I travel with. Seems like it would be easy to keep all my mp3s on one thumb drive and take it with me rather than having multiple copies floating about on all devices. There used to be an old Lexar & I believe a Sandisk product that allowed for this. Anyone aware of anything more recent or that supports all 64GB? Thank you in advance. PS. My USB drive is not one of those fancy encrypted ones, so it works in every device I've tried it in.
I have the original QuickVoice recorder app on my iPhone, installed before the iPhone had its own-brand voice recorder. Inside QuickVoice I have about 30 long recordings that are too big to be emailed by the app. But the QuickVoice Sync app mentioned on this page isn't working for me. Can anyone suggest other ways that I can get inside the iPhone to access the data held by this app and transfer it to my desktop computer? I don't want to jailbreak the phone. My platform is Windows XP.
For some reason my iPhone's on-board calendar comprises no fewer than eight calendars. My appointments are strewn across the calendars quite randomly. When I add a new appointment, sometimes yet another calendar is created. The only way for me to view my appointments in a comprehensible fashion is to view "All". How do I bring an end to this preposterous state of affairs? Is there a way to merge all my calendars into one? I am a Mobile Me subscriber.
Is there a way to run J2ME apps that need to access the internet/filesystem on the LG Rumor 2 (virgin firmware)? Can I do this without having to edit the _policy file? [more inside]
Is there a way to seamlessly add a .pdf opened in Quick View (from a Google search result) to my Google docs? (Or even to save one to docs from the main search page?) [more inside]
What's the name of the grey-haired lady who models in the Lands' End catalog? [more inside]