I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4, and am travelling to US for a week. What are the pre-paid options available? [more inside]
Travelling through the East Coast of the USA, I would like to use my unlocked GSM phone (Nexus One) for data. My UK provider (T-Mobile) charges extortionate rates for this service. Can I buy a pay-as-you-go or other low cost SIM card in the USA which would give me cheap(ish) data on the road? [more inside]
I like Japanese beer. What other beer commonly found in American bars will I also like? [more inside]
Wash, iron, and fold shirts in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
I've often heard it mentioned that life in the USA in the 1950s was 'innocent'. I get a vague understanding of this of course; family values were high, conservatism was the norm, morality was almost Victorian etc., but what exactly does 'innocence' mean when used to describe a society at large, 1950s USA in particular? [more inside]
Pelvic exam every 6 months or every year, that is the question. [more inside]
My sister would like to ride in a motorcycle sidecar before her 30th birthday (this December). I would like to make this happen! We live in the "tri-state area" (i.e. whatever's in easy reach of NYC) but will also be traveling a lot over the summer and fall, so several states seem to be an option, even if the NYC-area is not, for some reason. [more inside]
Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique.
Need a good solution for cell phone and internet service that I can use in Europe, the US and Martinique. [more inside]
What are some online shopping sites that ship direct to Australia. I'm wanting to take advantage of the stronger Australian dollar. [more inside]
I'm travelling in the US (Los Angeles) from Canada. What are my phone options? i'm sick of paying my local company's roaming charges. Can I buy a phone in LA that'll have full data/text/voice options for a month? If so, what'll it cost me? Can I just buy a chip for my iPhone for that month with no contract? (And if so, what's the best way to unlock it). Also, is there a way to forward SMS/text messages sent to my Toronto number? [more inside]
When did the idea of America being the "freest country in the world" first gain popularity? [more inside]
Can anyone identify these splats? My friend found them in her Ann Arbor MI (USA) townhouse after having been away last weekend. They were on windowsills as well as the bathroom floor. In addition, a few small items on top of a tall piece of furniture were knocked over. While she was gone, the interior motion-sensor of her alarm system went off twice, but the service tech found and replaced a bad wire, so this may or may not be related. We assume it's animal droppings of some sort, but have no idea beyond that. Can you help?
Legal experts of AskMe, I ask for your advice (which is not to be interpreted as legal advice)! Company X provided two online bonus offers. At the time I registered for the offers, neither offer stated that they could not be combined with the other. However, Company X only wants to apply one of the offers. [more inside]
What's the best handheld GPS unit for hiking/fieldwork under ~$500? [more inside]
I'm looking for a site or data source to find out who is running for office in 2012 at the state and national level. [more inside]
Shipping clothes from Canada to USA: what does the Certificate of Disinfection entail, where do I get it?
I have 2 large boxes of used clothing/shoes to ship to the US soon, and the post office employee told me the volume of items would definitely not pass the border unless I have a Certificate of Disinfection. Unfortunately, this document seems non-existent. There is NO information in Google, answers are always something along the lines of, "Ship it in several smaller boxes!" or "Don't say it's clothing!" which are avoiding the point: I am trying to do this by the book (legally). Does anyone have experience with this particularly evasive document, or parameters that would let Customs determine the packages are okay? Or another way I could *legally* ship the clothing to the US? [more inside]
I am possibly moving to the United States from Canada for a job, and I'd like to get some insight into some aspects of the immigration process. [more inside]
I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
Help two Londoners plan a road-trip to the Outer Banks - we have no idea where to start! Advice from Americans is needed... [more inside]
I want to make a simple USA map showing the 15 nationwide locations of a friend's stores. Besides making it by hand in photoshop or using the overly detailed google maps (or google earth) how do I do it? [more inside]
What are some small differences you've noticed about the US? Examples: My Japanese friend says that in Japan, large buildings have multiple public entrance/exits. My Dutch friend says that in the Netherlands, women shower in the gym showers. Specifically, I'm interested in things that could imply some theory (elaborate or not) of US culture, of some region of the US.
Why has the world economic crisis hit some countries - USA and UK, but especially Ireland, Iceland, Greece and Spain - so much harder than others?
In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
Cheapest way to text / call to California cell phone from Canada? [more inside]
Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]
Mobile broadband plans that cover USA & Canada? [more inside]
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
How exactly does America stay competitive, anyways? [more inside]
Help me get to Yellowstone without a meltdown, on a budget, and with little time to spare. I'm special, of course, as I explain in great detail inside. [more inside]
US travel visa filter - Canadian musicians travelling and performing in the United States, but not getting paid. Do we still require a visa? [more inside]
Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
Can you help me find some more tv programmes like: Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Spooks, Being Human? [more inside]
What snack foods can I take on the plane (for personal consumption) for a trip from Canada to Australia with a short layover in the USA? [more inside]
US/Canadian Visiting Cuba – Bad idea or not bad idea? [more inside]
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
For those with experience of undergraduate study at both American and Australian universities, what were some of the most notable contrasts? I'm particularly interested in differences in student culture and in assessment methods / difficulty.
US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"? I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do? [more inside]
What were/are Bill Clinton's "class markers" that caused people to highlight his working class background when he was president or running for president? [more inside]
What can I send to a female colleague in the US? [more inside]
I'm applying for US Citizenship. How should I answer the question about affiliations & groups that I'm a member of? [more inside]
Any ideas for gifts from California (or US in general perhaps)? The gift will be for an American (not Californian) living long-term in Europe. Has family with babies. [more inside]
I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
Give me good reasons not to move from the U.S. to Canada (specifically Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, or Vancouver) in 2-6 years. I especially welcome input from MeFites who have lived in both countries. [more inside]
How many small business owners earn more than $1,000,000 a year in taxable income? [more inside]
[bookfilter] Recommend me a good book or two about the American West circa 1870 - 1890. History or historical fiction, for fun reading, not research. [more inside]
does having foreign health insurance mean you are not gapping in the US? [more inside]
When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember the USA Network having a Saturday morning live-action TV show called "Pumpkin Creek". The opening titles that I remember seemed to have it set in an amusement park of some sort. What was this show about and what was its format? What theme park was it filmed in? [more inside]
I'm sure this has been asked many times before on AskMeFi, but I wasn't able to find a query like mine: I'm late paying my taxes. No problem? I'm living abroad. More inside. [more inside]
Everyone seems to agree that the middle class is disappearing in the USA. What (reliable) studies and figures back this up? [more inside]