December 2010 Archives
Can I take a business loss if I sell my business and the buyer doesn't pay? [more inside]
I looking to purchase a steam board that mounts on a door. Did a search but came across only one company. The putting the shirt on the iron does not do it for me. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
I'm having dinner with some friends tonight, one of whom is convinced China is the next great evil superpower. However, he is open to debate so what are some concrete arguments I can use to shut him down? [more inside]
Is my nervousness about sex due to lack of experience or is there something else? (full story inside) [more inside]
I want to travel the world as a lifestyle, but I'm a recently-graduated programmer with no job experience. How do I make this a possibility? [more inside]
Is it possible to get to know a place fairly well, without actually visiting it? [more inside]
Should I try to negotiate this car repair bill? If so, how? [more inside]
Recommend your favorite book detailing the history of the Manhattan Project. I'm most interested in the technical hurdles overcome, but I'd also like it to encompass the political aspects of the venture. [more inside]
A friends birthday dinner is at a restaurant outside my price range. How can I attend and eat/spend minimally without seeming odd or drawing attention to myself? [more inside]
My car got totaled in an accident two days ago. I'm looking for advice from those who've been through this process before. How can I make sure to get the most money for the replacement car from my insurance? [more inside]
Should I be looking for another person to recommend me for grad school? Initial very warm response, lukewarm response to follow up. (time sensitive snowflakes falling in my head) [more inside]
Should I pay off my student loans or put a down payment on a house? [more inside]
Are there any cafes or common spaces in the DC area that are open tonight (new years eve)? [more inside]
I returned from vacation today (Brooklyn) to find my car under a few feet of snow and piled high on the side after the plows came by. It's supposed to rain on Sunday. Should I dig it out before or after the expected rains? Will the rain further turn the snow to ice or melt it? The temp on Sunday is supposed to be a high/low of 47/32. Thanks!
Can anyone identify this bowl? It looks like it is plywood with a laminate edge. (The screenshot is from White Collar but that probably won't help.)
Why do people want reptiles as pets? [more inside]
What documentation should I bring to a court hearing for a "Motion to Modify" (child support)? [more inside]
What if I don't WANT to be GGG anymore? Is my marriage doomed? [more inside]
How can I find out United States political information, such as Senators, current elections, and so on, for visitors of my website, in as automatic a way as possible? [more inside]
Name that book! Trapped in a museum(?). Hunted by aliens(?). Unable to leave due to some type of force field or collars. [more inside]
How do I get strangers off my Google chat panel? It seems that everybody I've ever emailed with a gmail address is there. I do not necessarily have ongoing business with them. I don't want to know when they're online, nor do I want them to know when I'm online. I know I can change my status, but that's not what I'm looking for. Help.
What is the name of the band and song in this video from the late 80's-early 90's? I came across this old post on Yahoo! Answers and now it is driving me nuts. One of the guys in the band had on a Charlie Brown shirt and the video took place in a skate park. "California" may have been part of the band name. Ring any bells?
My macbook pro screen's resolution has somehow become out of whack. [more inside]
How to streamline working on academic job applications? [more inside]
Need help finding SMS service provider for small business. Particulars inside... [more inside]
My father-in-law, who is 81, was stationed at Ft. Gordon in Georgia in 1951, as part of the signal corps. He has charged me with finding out anything I can about the segregated troops during the period. [more inside]
I want to run a script on my Mac (Applescript most likely) when I connect to a particular wireless router. My Google Fu is failing me. Does anyone know if and how this can be done? [more inside]
A confusing question about my wireless internet connection and "linksys". [more inside]
A year ago, a freelance professional photographer took a really good photo of me for a industry publication. I'd like to buy the rights to the photo for personal professional use (e.g. office website bio), but I know nothing about the process. [more inside]
O.B. tampons - my personal favorite, as well as that of many, many menstru-ees - have mysteriously disappeared. Every OTHER tampon I've encountered has been inferior crap. HALP! [more inside]
How do groups change? Specifically, I have two questions. First, I'm interested in when a group of friends or like minded people who are doing something casually decide to adopt a "mission" and then realize they need to get more serious about logistics, fundraising, accountability, liability, etc. [more inside]
PrivacyFilter -- Please help me find a way to keep my personal phone number hidden from prying eyes. [more inside]
Why won't Awesome Note sync with my Evernote account? [more inside]
We'd like to get a pet lizard and preferably not kill it. That's my starting point, and I need help moving forward. [more inside]
I've got a side coding project coming up, and I need help to figure out the logistics of getting paid for it. Are there standard contracts for this sort of thing, or places where I can get a contract written up? Should I do it as a 1099, or should I attempt to incorporate myself - and if so, how do I go about that? [more inside]
Normally when I would convert a Unicode file to ANSI, I just bust open Notepad++ and use it's handy-dandy Convert option, but now I've got some MASSIVE text files that can't be opened by Notepad++! [more inside]
Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [more inside]
What's the best way to get e-mail notification of my Google Contacts' birthdays?
What's the best way to get rid of my DVD collection in the UK? [more inside]
I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon, Newegg) As you can see, buying from Newegg will cost me $100 more than buying from Amazon, yet I'm tempted to do just that since Newegg has an unimpeachable customer service record. Am I crazy? [more inside]
What is the technical term for people working to meet a target, not the thing the target is trying to measure? [more inside]
My users are likely to enter "oo-11" in a form field when saving data, but search for "oo11" or "o-o11". The hyphen is not important to the data itself. To keep things tidy, I strip the hyphen when saving the data, and strip the hyphen from the search term. I now have a problem with that system. [more inside]
What is it like to be a hospice volunteer? [more inside]
I have social anxiety. I do horribly with face-to-face conversations. What are some things that hold your attention in FTF conversations and what tends to drive you away? [more inside]
I'm having trouble finding exercises that will work for me in the long term. Perhaps you know someone who has been in a similar situation. Inside: Health issues and personality to take into account. [more inside]
I'm 35 years old. I'm funny, smart, beautiful. I make good money and have a lot of friends. But I've never been in love, nor has anyone told me they loved me. Forever Alone?
I'm 35 years old. I'm funny, smart, beautiful. I make good money and have a lot of friends. But I've never been in love, nor has anyone told me they loved me. Forever Alone? [more inside]
I want to discover more "full episodes", need suggestions! [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: What are some unusual, inexpensive Chicago events for New Year's Eve? [more inside]
I have weird feelings of guilt/empty-nest role reversal?? My parents are relatively young (dad is 54, mom is 57), and I just moved out a few months ago 500 miles away, and I am scared to death that something is going to happen to them and I won't be there to save them. Is this psychological torture completely crazy? [more inside]
What are some interesting, particularly well-written or unusual fictional depictions of 'bodily functions'? [more inside]
My MacBook Pro stopped working two days ago. I turned it on one day and all it did was you heard the fan running, the disc drive in motion, and the light at the front lit (and lit solid when the lid is closed). Screen is off and there is no chime. [more inside]
Any tips for getting grout residue off of hardwood floors? Some previous owners of my house had carpeting in the living room, and tiles that they placed around the fireplace hearth (tiles were 1/4" thick and brick-like, in case anyone cares). I removed the carpet and the tiles to reveal the hardwood floors underneath, which is in fairly good shape in most areas. Except right around the fireplace where some white residue remains from where the tiles were. Is there anyway to reduce or remove this completely other than refinishing? Or should I just put an area rug over it until that time comes? [more inside]
Crappy New Year! What to salvage when returning to an apartment that has post-fire water damage? Give me some tips! [more inside]
For anyone who has traveled or lived on the Oregon Coast: Planning a special vacation for my best friend and I driving the coast of Oregon. Looking for suggestions on places to visit, places to eat or listen to music, and of course places to stay. [more inside]
I need a database of exercise images that are NOT copyright protected because I'd like to create my own exercise hand-outs and can't draw. [more inside]
How do I gain a good understanding (both macro and micro) of the modern computer/internet/electronics? [more inside]
What kind of nuts are these? [more inside]
I just bought a house across the street from a Home Depot, all of the walls are white, and I'm indecisive. Please help me use up my many paint samples. [more inside]
Help me identify a new country song I heard about a month ago on the Don Imus show. [more inside]
How can I watch the TV show "Ice Pilots NWT?" without going to Canada? In general, how can I access TV shows that aren't on iTunes, Netflix, or my cable service? [more inside]
Will a picky baby be a picky toddler? Will a baby who will eat anything be a toddler who'll eat anything? Are the two linked at all? [more inside]
I don't notice anything particularly distinctive about the flavour of so-called game meats. Why do some people say they taste so different? [more inside]
if you pitch creative web proposals, what high-level information and tasks are most important to you?
What is the most important information for someone who pitches web proposals to clients to have at a glance? what sort of actions would a dashboard displaying this info need to support? [more inside]
Wanted some input on a career in email marketing. [more inside]
Architects, builders, and engineers -- what is the best software for drawing up a basic set of floor plans? What's the most cost-effective way to get a set of working drawings for a basic house rehab? [more inside]
I'm in a research trial testing if N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC - an antioxidant) has a beneficial effect on mood (etc.) I started taking the NAC last night (on an empty stomach), and vomited twice upon awakening. I just had another dose, with lunch, and vomited again. I feel fine apart from this, and I read that NAC can cause nausea / vomiting. Should I keep on trucking, i.e., will my body get used to the substance? The research clinic is closed until second week of Jan! [more inside]
hi, looking for a party with this (is that grime?) and some soul music for me lady (and me), in NY Brooklyn preferably. & while we I are dreaming, in walking distance of south park slope (ha, likely I know)..and cheeeeaaaaap.. any suggestions? thanks, cc
Is it possible to create legal online service live-streaming over-the-air TV channels in US? [more inside]
How do I rough up my mobile phone? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect organization to volunteer for. I am in Toronto and have certain goals in mind but am not sure where to direct my efforts. [more inside]
I've received a linkedin invitation from someone I have never met and have a dubious connection with. I'm relatively new to linkedin myself, so I'm not sure of the etiquette in this situation. [more inside]
I've caught karaoke fever. What are my best options for a karaoke player setup at home? I'm looking for more of a karaoke box setup where participants are able to enter a number on a remote to add a song to the queue or to use a laptop to remotely add songs, rather than a bar-style KJ setup that needs maintenance. Would be interested in either software or hardware solutions <$200. I can figure out the audio, but the software options are vexing!
I have loads of Amaretto - please give me ideas for using it! [more inside]
How exactly does XBox account security work? Our 360 was stolen in November. We haven't bought a replacement yet, but we did change the password on the Live account associated with the console immediately. We just noticed that within the last few days, our gamertag has logged on and has been playing games, buying avatar items with points we already had, etc. WTF? [more inside]
Can you help me find a techno/electronica song I heard in a taxi in Armenia? The only lyrics were "Sex, Beer, Craving." [more inside]
I'm looking for a "Spring Time" themed Cthulhu Plush doll. I want a plush Cthulhu for every season. I have a Summer themed one, a Winter themed one, and an Autumn themed one, but I'm lacking a Spring themed one. [more inside]
I’ll be starting a new job in January. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
I am looking for a specific website about alternative history. Users of the site could submit counterfactuals and begin a speculative timeline of events based upon this divergence. Other users could contribute to this timeline as well. If the moderators felt that someone's contribution didn't fit the tone of the timeline, they would create a new divergence, leading to a timeline tree. [more inside]
I have 7 very ripe hachiya persimmons in my freezer, frozen solid. They were READY TO EAT! when I got them (all delicious and snotty), but had to go out of town for the holidays and didn't know what else to do with them. Now I'm back and at a loss as to how to proceed. Can I thaw them? Will they shatter my blender as-is? I've made ice cream with persimmons before, but am still fairly new to this glorious fruit, so all suggestions are welcome.
Dear Ask Me, I have been growing my hair for 3 years, with a goal of donating to wigs for kids (gets wigs to young people with permanent hair loss, as in alopecia, and burn victims), this year I topped their requirement for a foot in length; I want your tips of ensuring the best possible preservation of the hair. I have kept it maintained, but I am hoping there is a "final stretch" treatment that will make it in top shape for donating (not necessarily 'shine', or looks, but strength, and fortitude). [more inside]
Have you ever had an open house dinner party? How would I go about this? [more inside]
Dystopic Mental Reprogramming Filter?: When I was about 10 years old (1987) in Los Angeles, my mother sent me to some kind of "therapy" which involved me laying in a small, completely dark room, on strange tables (one rotated, one moved in sort of elliptical motions, I think one clanged back and forth--I was on one kind of table during each visit), with one ear plug in, and listening to discordant sounds like clanging scraping silverware. I don't know how long this went on, but I think it was over the course of some months. [more inside]
Help me be able to talk about relationship issues without unproductively bursting into tears. [more inside]
Why does my computer believe that all sites aside from Google Mail and Google Talk do not exist? Dell running Windows Vista, virus-protected and up-to-date. Firefox 3.6.13 displays GMail and GChat but loads only a blank white page for all other sites; IE gives me "this page cannot be displayed" for every site I checked, including GMail. The admin account (my primary account) is the only account affected; I can log into a guest account and see the entire internet. [more inside]
What should I do with 2.20 lbs of grapes? [more inside]
I'm running a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.5 and am thinking of loading iAntiVirus. Does anyone out there have any experience with, or advice about, this program?
Best of one/two hit wonder c.2000 emo fodder filter. [more inside]
How can I find out what's going on in LA on New Years Eve/Day? [more inside]
Facebook fiasco filter! I foolishly clicked on a link someone posted on my Facebook wall that said: "YOU will NEVER TEXT again after seeing THIS insane video!! on CLICK HERE TO SEE." Now it shows as a Wall Post from my account stating that I "like" it. How to remove? [more inside]
What's the pleasure boating like on Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron? [more inside]
How can I conduct research into whether or not there would be any interest for a paid tutorial website? [more inside]
My dad went to Japan and all I got was this lousy digital media player. No, wait, it's fabulous! But wait, it's all in JAPANESE. Halp! [more inside]
What is the name of that song that has lyrics like "Becky was a choir girl, down in Costa Rica, Susan was a fire-fighter way out west in Chico"? [more inside]
Bland Diet -- tips and recipes for surviving. My sweetie has severe acid reflux -- about as bad as acid reflux can get. So he has to stick to a bland diet for the foreseeable future. This is particularly hard on him because he is a real foodie and enjoys eating out. The doctor did not give him really specific instructions for what or what not to eat. Somethings are obvious -- no citrus, no alcohol, no chocolate. But some things are less obvious -- since it's meant to be low fat is butter okay? [more inside]
Yet another "pick a camera for me" question. Details inside. [more inside]
What are some quality short-scale (22") guitars in the ~$400 range? [more inside]
I work at a non-profit that serves at-risk and homeless youth in the Bay Area. My program specifically supports youth in finding sustainable employment and provides ongoing job and career coaching. I need help understanding how to interface with large corporations since I have never worked in that environment. More inside. [more inside]
Should I see a chiropractor for my shoulder impingement syndrome? Anyone have any experience with “Active Release Techniques”? [more inside]
sorry, very long...need relationship advice and I feel like I have no place to go. [more inside]
Any idea what this fungus is? Found in northwestern PA.
How can I learn to create elearning products? [more inside]
Private room karaoke in Las Vegas? [more inside]
Thanks to this post, I've learned I really love Kodachrome. I also love photos of 40s-60s American cities - the clothes, the ads, the old cars, the whole thing. Where can I find good Kodachrome prints of American cities - preferably ones I can have printed myself and/or reasonably buy?
Were Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (who played Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Trilogy) considered really "good-looking" in the 70's? [more inside]
My LLC is going legit January 1st in Michigan. I'm a brand new business owner in an economically depressed state and I'm starting to turn a profit which means dealing with taxes and the IRS. I'm young, I don't know anything about business taxes, and I'm somewhat frustrated at how painful this is for a new business owner who just wants to pay his fair share. I have an accountant who I know is really good, but I need to know kind of the general picture of what is happening so I can stay on top of things. I don't want to throw it all on the accountant and I want to be proactive. [more inside]
I want to salvage my relationship but am not really sure of the nuts and bolts of rebuilding trust and commitment. If we want to be able to say we gave it our best shot, what does that look like in practical terms? [more inside]
I found and immediately lost a link the other day that talked about a device that made mp3s sound richer, deeper, perhaps like vinyl (or at least not as compressed as they truly are). It was a rather simple device and the article talked about one brand as low as $150. I don't expect anyone to find the exact page especially as I am not being too descriptive. It was on an audiophile site and was recommended...not one of those 'buy this cheapie/crap product that screws up your music' sort of thing. If anyone knows what I am talking about or has something else that they know that works for improving mp3 sound through stereo, I'm interested. Pardon me for the nebulous post. It is the best my brain can recall. Thanks for your techie/audiophile input.
Web Design noob here: is there a standard strategy for planning XHTML/CSS structure before you start coding? [more inside]
I dropped my iPhone 4 into water, and following some instructions I found online, it's currently drying out in a bag of rice. I have an old iPhone 3G that I want to use. I tried putting sim card from iPhone 4 into iPhone 3G, but they're of different sizes. I can probably hack it together (like from this tutorial: http://hijinksinc.com/2010/05/14/using-a-micro-sim-in-an-iphone-3g/), but will this work with AT&T?
I'm looking for songs similar to "Intro" by the xx. The vocals on the rest of the album weren't my style, but I really like the ambient, building, (mostly) instrumental sound of that one track. Schiller has a lot of similar songs I like as well.
TrialFilter: Can someone explain the charges that Khodorkovsky was convicted on?
[80s French-speaking cartoon filter] A series/episode where a young boy trying to reunite with his party is stranded alone on a hostile planet at the end of a show. What was it? [more inside]
My boyfriend of 3.5 years doesn't want to live with me yet, and I'm incredibly hurt by that. Please help me think about this in a more constructive way, and help me move on from toxic thoughts about his lack of desire to live with me. [more inside]
What Alternatives to PayPal have you used buying, selling, donating? What are the pros and cons? Was it a viable alternative? In a perfect world this should be an international service; Does such exist?
What is the best option for mobile internet in Belgium for one month? [more inside]
Can you recommend some sexy, titillating, frank, and intelligent sex-related podcasts? Maybe with a kinky bent, even. Queer-friendly a must. [more inside]
Am I making the right decision about breaking up with my boyfriend? [more inside]
How do you navigate the tangled maze of getting your child tested for a learning disability (specifically a suspected case of Central Auditory Processing Disorder) in Chicago or north Chicago suburbs? Or even find a trusted professional to evaluate your child? [more inside]
Getting Divorced. No money. No job. SO is generous enough to give me 6 mos. before I have to leave the house. Freaking out. What are the most productive actions I can take? [more inside]
Where can I find a template for a printable page-a-day photo calendar? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cheapish mobile phone that can do basic internet chores (facebook, email, basic web stuff). I can't afford a smartphone or the monthly contract that comes with them. I am in the UK. Do you have a phone in this category that you like/hate? What would you recommend? Extensive information about my personal needs and whims follows: [more inside]
What's the best way to financially support of evolution education in Kansas? [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying Adobe Lightroom because it's pretty cheap with the educational discount but I don't have Photoshop (I'm unwilling to drop that much cash), am I doing the right thing? I'm a total noob so bear with me... [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the ubiquitous "several conservative members of congress" who recently spoke out against the clip from David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire In My Belly" video at the National Portrait Gallery? [more inside]
I accidentally took Ambien this morning rather than a thyroid pill. What do I do? [more inside]
Help me find/purchase a Vietnamese book [more inside]
What historical chronologies on the internet are available for free. [more inside]
My jeans fit in the changing room, and then spend the next three months constantly falling off my hips. How can I find jeans that fit? [more inside]
I have a relatively small amount of lego that I keep in a (12 X 14 X 8") bin which I'd like to store in something a little more organizeable for convenient building. [more inside]
My husband is thinking of leaving his job after nine months to escape a boss from hell. Would criticising what's happening in his workplace be a help or a hindrance when talking to prospective employers? [more inside]
Recommend a Pakistani cookbook. [more inside]
I just learned that I have 2 cavities and I am guessing it's because I switched to drinking a lot of diet soda since my last dentist visit. Are there any diet sodas that are not acidic? (both caffeinated and uncaffeinated). If all diet sodas are acidic then is it possible to make kool-aid with a fake sugar and then carbonate it using a carbonator? How would that taste? Would that be ok for my teeth?
I've been approached by a marketing company to see if I would be willing to license one of my songs in a commercial, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
Exactly how are the first drips of coffee different than the last? Chemistry welcomed. [more inside]
What scholarships are available to students entering a Canadian law school in September 2011? [more inside]
About 30 years ago, I had a cassette tape I used to help me go to sleep as an adolescent boy. It was relaxing music with an over-dub male vocal telling me to tense, then relax, muscle groups from my head to my toes. I would like to find it again now, to help my early teen daughter sleep. Does this ring a bell with anyone? [more inside]
Quite suddenly, my modem works if I plug it into a machine, but not when I plug it into an Airport Express. Comcast says it's not their fault. Any idea what's going on? Every detail I can think of is inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for intelligent analysis, commentary, criticism of Scott Walker's The Drift. [more inside]
If I am offered a government job that requires a top secret security clearance what kind of risk am I taking that I won't pass and won't get to keep the job? [more inside]
We've decided to jettison the television. How will this affect our 2.5-year-old son in his interactions with his friends going forward? [more inside]
What strange insect did I set that lit up bright orange and flew around the Ecuadorian cloud forest? [more inside]
Many of my friends work in digital media and advertising and I've often helped them brainstorm. But lately I'm receiving more and more requests from strangers who know me from my writing or various websites and want to get together to discuss whatever "big project" they are working on. [more inside]
Change of venue: meddling coworker. [more inside]
Give me your best pressure cooker recipes or links to websites you like to use for pressure cooker dinners! No desserts though please.
What books (not by James Ellroy) are like the movie L.A. Confidential? [more inside]
White combat boots needed! [more inside]
Suburban dining filter, looking for good restaurants to enjoy a nice night out but not super-expensive, Philadelphia suburbs like Kennett Square, Paoli, or anywhere midway between Moorestown, NJ and Chadds Ford PA. Other requirements and details within. [more inside]
I have been thinking about treating the ADHD I thought I was diagnosed with 5 years ago with medication. Two Parts: What do the scores on this ADHD assessment mean? And, does anyone know a thorough neuro-psychologist or psychologist in SF that you would recommend to help me on this journey?
What kind of moths are these? [more inside]
Hotel recommendations in Paris. [more inside]
How to best build a man's wardrobe for a relatively short internship? [more inside]
Blood pressure measurement in single digits? [more inside]
I'm going to New Orleans next week for a conference. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Where can I buy short dresses or tunic shirts to layer with leggings? [more inside]
If I buy a used car at a private sale, are there mechanics that sell warranties for this car? [more inside]
I've been using a Mac Mini plugged into my Panasonic HD tv for a little less than a year. A few nights ago I watched a tv show on it, then had a party, and now when I turn it on the screen is black. [more inside]
Help me identify an acoustic guitar [more inside]
Have you ever painted interior brick? Should I? [more inside]
Budget computer! Catch: Games. [more inside]
Did the Constitution of the Confederate States of America mandate the institution of slavery in its territories? More information, and my own layman's examination of the Confederate Constitution, within. [more inside]
Why would my sister's teddy bear have a crotch full of beads? [more inside]
Does anyone have comparison info between UltraTouch and T.A.P. (Thermal-acoustical-pest control) insulation? [more inside]
Hairline threading in Boston or Philadelphia? [more inside]
Help me create fun map pins/stickers for my toddler to learn with. [more inside]
How should I be reporting Google Checkout and PayPal Express Checkout income and expenses to the IRS in 2011 for the 2010 tax year? [more inside]
Does Dragon Dictate or a digital voice recorder/transcription software work well with the writing process?
Any luck with Dragon Dictate for the Mac, Dragon for the Ipad, and/or software that can digitally transcribe from a digital voice recorder (olympus DS-5000? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with using or knowledge of Wealthfront (formerly Kaching)? [more inside]
Looking for a 14" or 15" Windows 7 laptop. Should I wait until Sandy Bridge makes its way out into the market or should I buy one now? Also, which should I buy? Details inside.
Looking for a 14" or 15" Windows 7 laptop. Should I wait until Sandy Bridge makes its way out into the market or should I buy one now? Also, which should I buy? Details inside. [more inside]
My friends 02 honda crv which she has taken immaculate care suddenly totaled itself. She has had every conceivable maintenance on time from the dealership and they say they cannot do anything to help. She either drops 5 grand on a new engine or buys a new car. Is there anything anyone can do? [more inside]
I told myself I would never post a relationship question, but here goes: My boyfriend had, what amounts to in my mind, an emotional affair that's been going on for the past 6 months. I need help deciding if this is worth salvaging. There are, of course, lots of details inside. [more inside]
Is there any way to help stop recurrences of MRSA infections? You are not my doctor, and a few unpleasant details inside. [more inside]
In the last episode of The Office (Classy Christmas, Part 2), did Jim love or hate Pam's gift? [more inside]
To support a longitudinal study, looking for a paid internet service that will track down the current address and phone number of "lost people." [more inside]
Has anyone invented a down comforter that doesn't spew feathers everywhere? Are these comforters available for purchase?
What's the best way to learn the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom 3? [more inside]
I am visiting Zurich and want to purchase some fountain pen ink. I meant to bring some with me but at the last minute putting it in my luggage seemed like a mistake. The only ink I can find here is Caran D'Ache. Are there any retailers in and around Zurich with a broad selection of fountain pen ink? [more inside]
We're in search of a metal (that would be "METAL!!!!" and not, you know, made of metal) baby gift. [more inside]
I'm currently unemployed and living in New York City. I have a lot of spare time that I haven't really been taking advantage of — if you were in my situation, how would you explore/take in the city to the fullest? Note: I'm broke, so suggestions must be free or cheap. [more inside]
I am planning on doing biomedical engineering next year as part of a coursework master's. What bio-related job and career options will I have? [more inside]
Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.? [more inside]
What rights do I have as far as a landlord not letting me move in, at the last minute, on the scheduled day? I'm furious, inconvenienced, and am spending new year's trying not to trip over boxes. [more inside]
Tell me why the Bay Area beats up New York so hard. Outside the weather. [more inside]
Can the US post office just assign you a PO box without your consent and refuse let you switch your mailing address to your home? [more inside]
What I'm looking to find out is if there is an internal GPS device which can go in an empty slot in my laptop in order to track it should it be stolen? I found some services here (some links work, some don't), but I think they all use WiFi as a way of tracking, which, correct me if I'm wrong, would be a problem for me in rural parts of Asia. [more inside]
Do I need to jailbreak the iPod Touch in order to use a non-iTunes media player to transfer songs to it? [more inside]
Cheesy, early 80's flick set either in the present or near future where punks (outrageous makeup and outfits) played some sort of videogame tournament on platforms, in a darkly lit arcade w/ huge joysticks sticking upward from the floor. It wasn't a straight comedy as I think there was dire consequences for losing. Death or something. I think I remember somebody losing and trying to escape their fate by running away into a nearby room w/ a girl while the crowd freaked out. I can't remember a single actor from the film but I think I might have seen it on USA's "Night Flight". I know I don't have much to go on but would love any/all help to figure this out. I've searched and searched but come up empty. Thank you!
Do any Wii games allow for "private" (1-on-1 or small group) online deathmatch/conflict mode? [more inside]
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Drop the email salutation, closing? [more inside]
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I was given a bottle of homemade olive oil. How long will it last/does olive oil ever go bad?
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I want to build a model of the water wheel and gearing system as seen in this episode of James Burke's Connections. [more inside]
Should I suck it up and get into a relationship with/sleep with someone I'm not really attracted to, to gain some relationship momentum (ie break the streak) and get over someone I can't have? [more inside]
Howick to Auckland City, New Zealand: Can we rely on public transport? [more inside]
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Why does Southwest Airlines choose not to use assigned seating on their flights? [more inside]
How original is John Nash's idea for "ideal money" where the world's currencies are fixed to a basket of commodities. Background information is here (briefly) and here (extended).
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I'm a college student and I want to work on a farm over the summer. [more inside]
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How should a business that's about security set up its own secure communications? [more inside]
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How to find a family member after a flight arrival? [more inside]
(BookFilter): Sci-fi picaresques. [more inside]
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What can one person do to lessen the amount of war in the world, either with money or actions? [more inside]
Is there a way for me to sell or otherwise capitalize upon a novel Photoshop technique I devised? [more inside]
An integrated library system (ILS) that is easy to use for a very, very small library? [more inside]
There's this local ad i've seen several times in chicago, a black midget (dwarf? Little person?) wants to sell her gold, but is going to the wrong place. The Mr. T comes a long, picks her up and takes her to a different gold seller, which is apparently better. The ad ends with her happily counting a large stack of money. Please tell me what this ad is for and where I can watch it at my leisure. I can't find it on youtube or google video. [more inside]
How do I tie my shoes? [more inside]
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I would like to hear from people who hated salads and then learned to love them. [more inside]
Hey, I'm an Aussie that wants to buy land or a house in Ecuador, is it safe, how do I protect myself, and where should I engage a solicitor for conveyancey - here or South America itself? (*asking for a family member).
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A late friend of mine had a very rare genetic disability, which he never liked to go into great detail about. I'd like to know what it was. The condition had some very distinctive characteristics. [more inside]
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Bookshelves that don't suck. [more inside]
What is the best strategy for self publishing a very lengthy photo book? I'm looking for the sweet spot of quality and price. [more inside]
Hi friends. Planning a RTW trip with no time limit. I have a good amount of funds set aside, but I'd really like to settle somewhere in SE Asia (prefer Thailand or Vietnam) for at least 3-6 months and survive on about $10-$15 per day. Is it possible for an American to find decent (i.e. not too dangerous or dirty) accommodation and eat at that price? I'm not including any party dollars (alcohol, night life etc) in that amount...just the basics to survive. Would prefer to live near a city, or at least a small town...just not too far into the country side. Also, I will be splitting the expenses with a friend. Any useful experiences or knowledge to share? Thanks.
I'm looking for a sticker material that comes on a roll of waxy paper. [more inside]
Where can I find information regarding property and purchasing within White Horse Village - Wuxi county in China? [more inside]
I'm crushing on a coworker - what to do? Complication: extended business trip [more inside]
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What are the best iPad apps for scholars, particularly in the humanities? [more inside]
Help me track down an old arcade game, if you can... [more inside]
I work for a smallish Phone/TV/Internet company. We believe our network is really the best available, and our service is great, but customers are leaving us at a higher rate than we would like. (not "We're doomed!" levels, but still more than we would like). We are trying to think of "outside the box" ideas to retain and potentially add customers. [more inside]
I'm filling in a background-check form for a US government job--Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions--and I'm confused. Help! [more inside]
My microwave has a hairline crack inside. Gonads will fry and brain will melt: [Y/N]? [more inside]
What questions could I ask in an interview to determine if someone will be a good fit for a temporary data entry position? [more inside]
If you sync files between multiple computers: How do you prevent headaches from forgetting to close files on one computer?
If you sync files between multiple computers: How do you prevent headaches from forgetting to close files on one computer? [more inside]
Sanity check: I want to build a large external storage device. I have a tower that I'm not using. I don't want the tower for anything but its case. Can I just hook up hard drives (5 or more) to a hard switched PSU, run the data cables to a SATA port multiplier, then connect that to the eSATA port on my "server"? Oh, I have RAID questions too. [more inside]
help us get big kid kitchen appliances. [more inside]
What does repeated freezing and thawing do to Playmobil and Lego? [more inside]
What's the best way of 'exporting' my delicious bookmarks without access to my account?
What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? [more inside]
Help me get my hands on a cell phone that will work in Sweden, before I leave! GSM, SIM, micro-SIM, iPhones, oh my. [more inside]
My father-in-law may have pocketed part of a gift intended for my husband and his brother. But then again, maybe not! How can I navigate this situation with maximum tact and minimal drama? And more concretely, how does one write a thank-you note that gracefully specifies the exact amount of the gift? [more inside]
Mathfilter - Need help with Gaussian curvature in cylindrical coordinates [more inside]
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What are the commercial liability insurance needs for indoor, for-profit playgrounds? Can anyone paint a picture of general policy needs, costs, etc? [more inside]
I received an internal hard drive as a Xmas present and I would like to use it as an external hard drive. What enclosure should I buy? [more inside]
I'm looking for English language historical romances set in France during the early to mid 18th century, that are not in any way involved with the French Revolution. [more inside]
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I shoot film: please recommend 35mm point-and-shoot cameras so I can be cute and vintage and portable to boot. [more inside]
In the market for a new (well, new to me) car! Don't even know where to start... [more inside]
In the United States in the 1870s and 1880s, what would have been the practical difference between a suicide being adjudged committed during a fit of temporary insanity, and having it be part, say, of a planned suicide pact? [more inside]
when you hear yourself chew, is that noise as loud as it is inside your skull ? [more inside]
Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
Tire Center replaced my car's license plate frame without my consent or knowledge, and I'm angry! [more inside]
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 AF DC OS HSM vs. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, besides the obvious zoom range differences is the Canon really worth twice the Sigma? I've checked a number of reviews and it doesn't look like the Canon's advantage is as clear cut as the price would suggest.
What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
I have half a bag of whole fresh cranberries. What dessert or appetizer can I make? [more inside]
Veggie dinning options for 50+ people in Boise Id? [more inside]
Did "iron-bound books" ever exist? If they're a modern idea, has anyone gone ahead and made these? If they are completely non-existent, where did this notion originate? [more inside]
It's New years time again...Let's talk about getting healthy. [more inside]
My 10-year old daughter likes the idea of video games, but doesn't like twitch play, games where you can die, or "scary parts". So... most of them. I stumbled across a review of Drawn and got it for her for Christmas on a whim. It has been a huge hit! I know there is another Drawn title, but I'm looking for more point and click adventure titles to play afterward. [more inside]
CD drive won't rip CDs, will barely play songs. Help! [more inside]
I want to start a copycat business based on an old friend's new startup. Would this be totally lame? [more inside]
What car should we get? [more inside]
Best programmable slow cooker for a vegetarian? Do any exist which will _start_ cooking at a predefined time? Anybody care to comment on the Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker? [more inside]
Indiana Real Estate - can you recommend any real estate professionals (buyer's agent, good inspector, or lawyer)? [more inside]
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Can someone recommend a good, fast, robust 1TB Portable External Hard Drive. [more inside]
What's that funny stuff floating in my pee, and is it related to this other issue? TMI inside. [more inside]
I am looking for a web site or book that someone here can recommend detailing ALL major stretches for the hips and lower body that also shows anatomical diagrams of exactly what is being stretched by the stretches. I have seen some good stuff on the net, but i am looking for a complete list with anatomical diagrams. If it is only hips, thats OK too. Thank You. [more inside]
What specifically happens between a lawyer and his client once the client commits a crime? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: who sings this version of Santa Baby? Thanks!
How do you train safely in a squat rack that's not a power cage, but just a rack? [more inside]
Does anyone have a suggested day-hike in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area for this time of year? [more inside]
I don't love my cats. Can I humanely surrender them and find a better match? [more inside]
Car's tire pressure monitor is showing big drop in pressure. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
Last minute accomodation in Paris this NYE? [more inside]
Looking for somewhere to go for Chicago New Year's Eve. I hope to not have to make reservations, not have to pay for a package, stay out most of the night and dance. [more inside]
How do I deal with multiple large family Christmas gatherings as an extreme introvert with some sensory thing about large groups of people, loud noises and too much happening? Complicating factors are as follows. [more inside]
Are there particular quotes about "staying in the present" that are poignant to you? Recently I have been worrying about the future, to the point it's become debilitating to accomplish some of the most trivial of tasks. I am looking for quotes to use as quick reminders to stay in the present, and the let the future be as it may.
We want to buy an indoor trampoline to help our 5 y.o. son burn off some energy. Each brand I've seen on amazon comes with such wildly divergent reviews that I can't tell which one to go with. [more inside]
We are having some visiting Serbian friends over for a late (by our standards) Christmas meal in a few days. They will literally be on the other side of the world in New Zealand at this time. I'd like to play some Serbian Christmas music that they would enjoy, music that says "Christmas" to them, especially so far from home. I understand that the actual Serbian Christmas is not until January 7th, but I'd like to play music that lets them know we have gone to some trouble to help them enjoy Christmas. Any recommendations, especially those accessible via iTunes or YouTube, would be most welcome.
What was this sarcastic fashion blog I stumbled upon? [more inside]
ID this YA book about a dystopian city and clown-like savior. [more inside]
Costume Party Help! Asking for a friend... She is: female, 4'11", and short on money. Party is: costume, based on "favorite children's book character." Problem is: she doesn't remember her childhood favorites! Help us please-- oh, she might be able to do a group costume with one or two others. thank you!
My sister-in-law is probably dying from metastatic breast cancer. I live about 1500 miles from them and I can't afford to go there, both from the cost of travel and the time off from work being uncompensated. How do I handle this situation when the terrible moment arrives? [more inside]
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How can I find out about the travel conditions on my route home from Frederick, MD to Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
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Identify a science fiction/fantasy novel from the 1980s, possibly YA, where they lived in the trees and where talk of killing others was taboo?
Can you identify this book? I read it in the mid-1980s. It may or may not have been a YA (Young Adult) title. The protagonist was a young girl, and her society lived peacefully up in the trees. She was interested in seeing the world down on the surface. There may have been another society down there. At one point she lost her temper with someone (a pet?) and blurted out something like "I would like to dead you!" at which her family was shocked and horrified at her violent thoughts. I particularly remember being struck by that part, that she understood the concept of killing but didn't know the verb. [more inside]
Where Can I Find Lists of Professional and Civic Groups in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want is an eBook reader that will allow me to get books from my county's library system (via Overdrive), download them to my Linux machine, and send them over to said eBook reader. [more inside]
mac filter: (free) app for quick, easy mp3 audio recording of spoken word? [more inside]
What is this Chinese medallion? What does it say? [more inside]
I'd sort of like to noodle around with making a JRPG. I know that RPG Maker would do more or less what I want, but I haven't looked around at free alternatives recently. [more inside]
Activities that are so consuming they don't allow you to think? [more inside]
Hi all - I'm trying to connect my new XBox 360/Kinect wirelessly using my iMac's Airport Extreme. Airport works great with my Blu-ray player, my iPhone and various laptops that have been brought into the house, but I can't get the Xbox to connect. I've tried taking the WEP password off, and that doesn't help. I continually get the error message that the Xbox "can't obtain an IP address for your router or modem". Is this just a case of Microsoft not playing nice with Apple (or vice versa)? How can I fix this? Thanks and happy new year!
Say you're a British citizen. And you're married to a citizen of a European country and living in that country with them and your kids, who are also citizens of that European country. And say you no longer want to be married and want to move back to the UK. With the kids. Leaving aside the inevitable custody battle, what the hell do you do next? [more inside]
Why would running cause my sister's legs to break out into a really itchy rash? [more inside]
What other notable people besides Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington Carver have been intentionally named after someone famous who was not in their family?
George Washington Carver... Martin Luther King Jr.... What other notable/successful folks have been intentionally named after famous people who are not in their family (that is their famous antecedent's first and last name is the "descendant's" given name)? [more inside]
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Amazing white vases I saw online last week. Where did they go? [more inside]
Just like half the people on the internet, I have an idea for a web-based business. Unlike many of them, I don't have anyone to go to for a sanity check on whether my idea is feasible. Help! [more inside]
How can I monitor the air temperature at a residence I don't live at using a Mac running OS x, a usb mounted temperature sensor and a program that will e/mail me regular updates as to the room temperature? [more inside]
Which car should we drive to Mammoth? 2001 Honda Civic @ 109,000mi vs 2007 Honda Fit Sport @ 32,000mi? Everything is stock. What should we watch out for? [more inside]
As of a few weeks ago, my home wireless is acting weird. Dropping/slow connection. Everything worked fine until... [more inside]
My laptop's screen isn't working. Where in Chicago should I take it to be fixed? What should I expect? [more inside]
I recently read that the US government considers AES suitable for classified information. Do other countries publish similar recommendations? [more inside]
If I buy the $30 snow leopard upgrade, will it work on my tiger macbook? [more inside]
What great movies (or TV shows) did you find to be infinitely better than the book on which they were based? [more inside]
What is the most unfathomably good stew-like dish you've ever had, specifically during cold weather? [more inside]
Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
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Literary eerie suspense novelists: I've read and loved a certain type of author and I am looking for more like them. Their main novel tropes are unreliable narrators (i.e., are they being haunted by a ghost or their own mind?) and a good balance of suspense and philosophy (well-paced novels of ideas with likable, believable characters). Prose style is literary and intelligent but not metafictional. [more inside]
microSDHC: Is there any difference between Class 2, 4, or 6 with regards to the speed of accessing or interacting aps/programs on a phone? [more inside]
I'm getting married in September. My fiancee and I are hoping to avoid a traditional DJ or cheesy wedding band -- we're not big dancers -- but we want to have music at the wedding. [more inside]
For several years now, my father, in sporadic bursts, has been acting very strangely. I'm not sure what is causing him to act like that, and I'm not sure what to do about it, so I'm looking for advice. [more inside]
How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
How do I append rows to a table in Access from two related tables? [more inside]
PDF Software Filter: Using Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise and finding very little online support for the software. I've authored several nifty forms, but any time a user opens them in a software external to Nuance two things happen. Details and snowflakes inside: [more inside]
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What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
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Mac noob question. [more inside]
I've been approved to accept EBT payments at my farmers market. However, the free machine the state provides requires a phone line, which I do not have. I do have wifi, however! Is there an inexpensive VoIP device that provides a dial tone and lets me make *data* calls? I've seen several that have the caveat "no not use with credit card readers" which is essentially what I have. [more inside]
This weekend, I saw True Grit. I loved it so much that I bought the book. The book is fantastic. (Why is this not considered a classic?) I'd love to discover other books that have been eclipsed by the film adaptation, but which deserve attention in their own right — books like True Grit, Cool Hand Luke, To Kill a Mockingbird (okay, everyone knows that's a good book), and so on. Help me find great (but lesser-known) books that have inspired great (and well-known) movies.
Does anyone know of a good place for weight training in Paris? Having both a squat rack (not the same thing as a smith machine) and a place to do deadlifts is mandatory; having local expertise in Olympic style lifts (e.g. clean and jerk, snatch) is a strong plus, but maybe too much to hope for. As always, cheaper is better. [more inside]
Please help me design my new kitchen. I would like to know what kitchen features you can't live without! [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]
Round-face haircut suggestions, help, and probably emotional counseling needed. How can I articulate what I want my hair to look like? Any ideas for straight hair + round face haircuts? [more inside]
Have bipolar. Getting better. No employer. Debt collectors. Help! [more inside]
What are the health risks of taking a "cleansing" product like Acai Super Cleanse for too long? Details... [more inside]
Where in Portland Maine can I rent backcountry skis (with metal edges) and snowshoes?
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After-Christmas dinner: as part of the leftovers distribution, I now have the bone from the ham. How should I best make awesome soup with it? Difficulty: no split pea. [more inside]
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I need a SEXY laptop. Budget 1000 Euros (but willing to stretch if its worth it) I love chrome, polished metal, glass and the black or white macbooks! [more inside]
Vanityfilter: Smart, busy people of Metafilter, how did you get in incredibly good (looking) shape? [more inside]
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Looking a for children's book bought in the late sixties, but possibly older, that contained "Rikki Tikki Tavi" and was possibly titled something about "By Land and Sea." Any ideas? [more inside]
Hello, I’m asking this question on behalf of my mother who has been suffering from cramp in primarily her legs but also occasionally her hands for 9 years now. The symptoms first began in May 2001 and have gradually increased intensity over time. I'm asking Metafilter as she seems to have run out of other options (I searched for cramps and there didn't seem to be any other answers for this kind of thing) [more inside]
Studying music at highschool, there was a course book which was all scores, covering music periods from antiquity to 20thC, came with an accompanying CD set, and notes on score reading etc. Can't remember what they were. Does anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
[BitTorrentFilter] I've made a torrent (of an interesting collection of music videos) that I want to distribute. Research about recent reliable trackers led me to use the one provided by PublicBitTorrent. But test-launching the torrent file from another computer shows me that no downloading (nor corresponding uploading) occurs. Is it the tracker, or what else might I have done wrong? [more inside]
I was scammed by a taxi driver in Sydney (Australia) today. I think I have the taxi number. What should I do next? [more inside]
I am trying to book a room for myself and my daughter at the Grand Californian at Disneyland Anaheim for 2 nights in January - Disney's own booking site suggests there are no rooms whatsoever available - does anyone know an alternative/better way to book any remaining rooms there?
My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
Help! I think I am slightly obsessed with clothing. I feel like I have nothing to wear. (But my closet is full of lovely things!). How can I have a more healthy, less anxious attitude to dressing, particularly for the workplace? [more inside]
Why is my LCD TV dimming every time there's a dark scene in a movie? [more inside]
FiveFingerFilter: I have a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I just got home from the airport to find that one of them was folded in half in my suitcase, the result of a sloppy bag search by the security screeners. Now that shoe seems "floppy" (i.e. less rigid) in the arch compared to the other one. Is it broken? [more inside]
I'm a visitor in San Francisco and need a haircut! Is there a secret place in Chinatown (or elsewhere) where a man can get a stylish textured cut on a budget? [more inside]
Finding a new wolfpack(s) -- Looking for advice on finding mentors, professional, exercise or party friends
I'd prefer to not be a one-man wolfpack, but I am rather introverted and take some time to get close to people. Due to friends' babies/marriage/moving for jobs I've found I'm in my 30's now and am looking for a new group of friends to run with. My best friend (also my last close adventurous homie) has been ensnared by a female. And she's ready to breed. So after I fulfill my Best Man duties, I probably won't be seeing him too much anymore and am looking for advice on how to find new friends in four areas: exercise, professional, party or mentors. [more inside]
My new shelter dog is making me bonkers. What do I do? [more inside]
My daughter gave out her cell phone number to a stranger she met in a chat room. And talked to “her.”
How can I logically – and without turning into a shrill, emotive, drama queen or a growling mother bear – educate my daughter to the danger she put herself in by giving out her cell phone number to someone she met in a kid's online chat room – and help protect her going forward? (Detail and more questions below!) Useful feedback is welcome with open heart and ears; mocking my parenting decisions just means you want Karma to kick your ass too. [more inside]
Anyone know of a digital coupon vault/app/website that will allow me to collect and use coupons without physically keeping the clippings? Somewhat of a Groupon equivalent for regular coupons? [more inside]
Good tour outfits for Angkor Wat, February 2011? [more inside]
OK. What can I make with all this homemade sourdough bread? [more inside]
I've recently discovered a great fondness for angry, sarcastic characters. Please recommend me your favorite examples. All media welcome but literature especially preferred.
Need help installing WiFi at parent's place in London! Can I get a cable wireless router which will provide WIFI ***and*** at the same time provide a wired link? Thanks for any tips! [more inside]
Help me make this the year where I finally find some style! [more inside]
Specific travel filter: Anyone know any hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs etc at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport that a) can pick up and return my hapless self to the airport (the next day) and b) offer 24 hour check in and out? [more inside]
Current daily driver as a future track car? [more inside]
My wife and I were in one of those "Man on the street" videos today on ABC 7 New York at about 4:40pm Eastern Time. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get a copy of the video? I e-mailed the station but haven't heard back yet. Any suggestions as to how to get a copy of the video?
What fun things, messages or games can I send to or play with my spouse via text? [more inside]
I cannot relax. I think that I am relaxed only to find that every muscle in my body is clenched tight. My mouth, butt, thighs, hands, neck, feet...you get the picture. It carries over into my sleep. I need help relaxing, please. [more inside]
I'm looking for the word for an certain kind of ideal. [more inside]
How can I find a way to get along with my family again? When I'm around my family for big family occasions like Christmas, everyone seems to fall into long-ago-established patterns of behaviour in which I'm treated like an awkward/over-sensitive/"difficult" twelve-year-old. Anything I do seems to reinforce that impression, and (although I try hard to prevent it) I'm pretty sure that the more they see me that way, the less calm and less inclined to make nice about everything I become, making the whole thing worse. [more inside]
Just out of grad school (HCI, social psych focus), and for logistical reasons I'm having to look for jobs that are at best tangentially related to my interests and skill set. What can I do now to give myself the best chance of getting a more relevant job in the future? [more inside]
What should two mid-twenty somethings do in Chicago from now until the January 3rd? [more inside]
What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused, unproductive state? [more inside]
I really enjoy watching skilled craftspeople do their thing. Please suggest some TV shows that document an individual showing off their skills. [more inside]
product.com (fake name for this question) is the product. If given one space for a URL in advertising, why would you use facebook.com/product? [more inside]
How to get around Costa Rica? [more inside]
Vaginal discharge during pregnancy - worrying odour. [more inside]
Several problems with PS3 and Rock Band 3 on PS3 - help? (long) [more inside]
Male, 24, ridiculously skinny/flabby. I have a set of dumbbells and a workout bench. Can I build some muscle with this alone? What exercises/regimen should I follow? [more inside]
The essentials of setting up a new computer for your mom? [more inside]
How do I improve communication with my wife given a history of anger issues, bad assumption, and best of intentions on both sides? [more inside]
I am looking for movie / book ressources that broach topics related to Speech therapy as well as speech /writing difficulties, that would be available to anyone (i.e not necessarily professional ressources, though they could be useful). Thanks so much [more inside]
What glue should I use to repair silicone? Silicone glue seems like the obvious choice but from what Google tells me it is not as simple as that.
i'm meeting the bf's kids next week. what do i talk about? [more inside]
Should I give my ex a portion of my cat's ashes? [more inside]
Looking forward to a low-carb diet after the holiday excess, and wondering about aspartame use during the induction phase. Looking for diet soda in USA with Splenda/sucralose instead. [more inside]
What are some web services worth paying for? [more inside]
While in Amsterdam in October of this year, at Kelly's Irish Pub, my fiancee and I heard a bizarre dance song that included the words "nookie sucky", repeated over and over as a chorus. [more inside]
In two weeks, I'm attempting to break a world record by playing dodgeball for 36 hours straight. What should I eat, drink, wear, and do to make this bearable? [more inside]
What's life like in Sheffield, UK? [more inside]
The dog prefers to lick me. Why? [more inside]
Bike touring in the US southeast: where to go? [more inside]
So, due to a series of sort of hilarious circumstances and the excess of the season, I have only $5 to spend on food next week. Five ones and a bunch of quarters. I get paid on Thursday so I 'just' need to get by from today until Wednesday night [more inside]
How to recover files after I have formatted my computer c: drive? I have windows ultimate 64 bit. Thanks
What is the best "wired" home-network solution? A NAS drive connected to my router or a powerline ethernet adapter that allows me to connect an ethernet cable to the computer in my bedroom? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with autoimmune disorders, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, and exercise? [more inside]
I need posters for my walls, and have fallen in love with the concept art for Romeo and Juliet: The War. (Art I am in love with: 1, 2, 3.) However, I can't have it. Any ideas on where to find similar art, in poster-printable quality? [more inside]
I would like some iPhone app that will inventory all my media, CDs, DVDs, Games, etc. using barcode scanning technology straight on the iPhone, and ideally would have a way to export my lists. Does such a product exist?
Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
Where should my bridesmaids and I go for dressy shoe shopping in Seattle, besides Nordstrom? The girls want to find some silver shoes, pumps or peeptoes, heels not super high, and under $200. Local/indie/boutique stores are especially good.
What would be a great silver anniversary gift? [more inside]
If a tree falls on my house during tonight's snowpocalypse, or other such event, what do I do? [more inside]
Question about the game Scotland Yard. Are the rules crazy or are we just playing the game straight up wrong? [more inside]
Does your Kindle connect in Manila? Help me figure out the best way to read e-books in the Philippines! [more inside]
I'm looking for books about Osaka. [more inside]
Give me some suggestions for good books about professional wrestling. [more inside]
I was (happily) re-gifted a beautiful box of Chinese teas which my brother had received years ago but we have no clue about what teas are actually included. I've take a picture of the box and the canisters. Please help me find out what I'm drinking!
How do I find which places in the world are hot and sunny right now? This is for the purposes of a vacation. I'm not interested in seasonal averages. I'd like to see a globe with sunshine icons on those cities that are currently actually hot and sunny, and I guess stormcloud or snow icons on those cities with precipitation.
What interesting projects can I make with my Arduino and scavenged radio parts or other household items? [more inside]
The Great Blizzard of Christmas 2010 has severely derailed my plans (love snow as I do). I was supposed to fly from Newark to Hong Kong on Dec. 26th at 3:30, arrive in HK at 8:30pm Dec 27th, then fly Air Asia Hong Kong-Bangkok on the morning of Dec. 28th with a connecting flight immediately following from Bangkok - Luang Prabang, Laos. Newark is supposed to get a foot plus of snow tomorrow. I am feeling a little screwed. Is anyone out there skilled at making the best of this kind of situation? I've never dealt with it before, and have spent the last eight hours trying to make something work. Details below. [more inside]
What is the significance of the rabbit in the film Mona Lisa? [more inside]
NameThatRecentObscureMovie: At some point in the film, a young girl (the protagonist) dressed in a nightgown has a nightmare where Nazi bears chase her through snowy woods. A Nutcracker toy alerts her family that she needs help. She defeats the bears by throwing a glass angel figurine at the leader, which stabs him. Then, an owl-man appears and takes her to a magical ballroom where couples are dressed as birds dancing ballet-ish-ly. I think it's set during WWII, her father is serving in the war and comes home at the end of the movie. Saw a snippet on TV in a restaurant, did I dream this?
What's with all the tablet/slate hype? I hate to be a curmudgeon, and I almost always see the bright side on emerging technology, but I just don't see why everyone should own one. Help me find the light! [more inside]
How should I ask my psychologist/therapist for antidepressants? [more inside]
How and what to cook on a Himalayan Salt Block? [more inside]
Where can I find reasonably priced kazunoko (herring roe) in the NYC/North Jersey area? [more inside]
AutoFilter: My '06 Corolla is making these weird rattling/grinding noises (recorded today for your listening pleasure). Muffler problem, maybe? [more inside]
How can I catch a 6 AM flight this Wednesday, the 29th, out of Budapest (BUD)? [more inside]
Home for break - how can I most effectively search and apply for local computer science jobs? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions and general thoughts on the subject of how to improve one's tone of voice. [more inside]
Where could I book a room close to Davos, Switzerland, between the 25th and 29th, January 2011? [more inside]
Help me enjoy Boxing Day with my in-laws (more) this year. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive English-Spanish lexicon of TV/Cable/Broadcast technology terms? My sister does Spanish-language technical support for a large TV cable and Internet provider. She's first-language fluent in Spanish, but like many Spanish-speaking U.S. natives, leans heavily on Spanglish for many of the neologisms ("el remote") of the electronic age. [more inside]
My home built gaming PC has sub-par FPS. Nothing is obviously wrong, how do I go about diagnosing the cause? I don't know where to start. Lots of details inside. [more inside]
Does anyone who what this style of embroidery called? Can anyone recommend a place that can replicate it on a jacket I own? [more inside]
What is this metal thingy from my computer case? Pictures inside. [more inside]
My elderly 84 year old mother-in-law did not get my husband or I a Christmas present this year. She did get the only other person she has contact with, a lady that comes in once a week to clean for her, a Christmas present this week. Last year she did not get her son (my husband) a present (she asked him what he wanted and he told her to take care of herself would be gift enough) but she did get me one. Please understand it is not getting a gift that has crushed me, but "it's the thought that counts" is what is painful to me. I do everything for her - pay bills, laundry, fill weekly medicine box, take her to doctor appointments, do grocery shopping, pick-up medicine, help with her bath, I even take her dog to the vet. When I went down this Christmas morning and gave her a Christmas gift she said "Why did you do this?" and of course I said because it is Christmas (my husband and I have been married for 15 years and the tradition has always been the same!). She did not say a word about a gift for us. My husband apologized for her when I told him, but how can I put this in perspective and not take it personal? (Why did she get her cleaning lady a gift?)
My partner's dad wants a floppy golf hat like the Three Stooges wear in this picture. I need a pattern to either crochet or knit (preferably crochet) a men's hat like this--I think it's called a tam. Does anyone know of a good pattern or a reliable place online to search for men's hat patterns? [more inside]
How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good video game to occupy me over the holiday break. Something where advancement centers around leveling up my character and/or collecting powerups. [more inside]
Someone scammed my parents. But what, exactly, is the point of the scam? They called my mom, claiming to be from AT&T, saying that something in her house was causing interference all over the neighborhood, and that they needed to come over. They came, showed fake credentials, identified the interference as coming from my parents' security system, deactivate they system and left. [more inside]
My brother works at a record/DVD chain in Louisville. He's mentioned that the two most popular movie purchases (not just at the specific store he works at, but at others in the chain too) are Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life and Gummo. Why those two films in particular? Do they have something in common I'm missing?
My laptop (Acer Aspire 3810T) fell about 2 feet onto a carpeted floor. It was closed, but now I have a black smudge on the bottom right corner of the screen (by the way, the smudge disappeared after a few minutes, but has now reappeared and is not going away). It is annoying but I can still work with it since it is not completely opaque. After extensive googling and chatting with Acer support, I think the LCD may have ruptured. However, can I continue using the laptop or is the display going to get progressively worse and die soon? Although it is still within the warranty period, I think I may have to pay for repairs (since the techs may figure out that it was dropped). Thank you in advance.
I'm looking for typical "what is most important to people" survey results (preferably with percentages or graphs to use). You know, as in, family, career, hobbies, helping others... [more inside]
Are these two coats actually the same one? How can I tell? [more inside]
Paid for web design services for a very small business webpage on the 3rd of December. It's not done yet... [more inside]
How do I get in shape Slayer-style? [more inside]
Movies with more than two real-life siblings cast as fictional siblings? [more inside]
What's the term - I think it's military - for overwhelming an opposing force through sheer quantity of techniques used/people deployed? "Shock and awe" is not the term I'm looking for. [more inside]
What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments? [more inside]
Feeling empowered. [more inside]
I've accumulated a few more online bank accounts over the years. I've just opened an ING account, because it seems like while they don't have the absolute highest interest rates, people generally seem happy with them and they've been around for a while. I'm going to stick with them and put my savings and checking money there, but after emptying out my accounts at other places/sites, should I close them? Or leave them open? Any pros/cons to either option I might not have thought of?
Why is my Amazon Universal Wish List add-on opening a new tab in Firefox? [more inside]
I am looking into buying a Kipor 6700 generator for my grandparents' house where there are frequent power cuts. Based on the data sheet this is exactly what we need, but since it's quite the investment, I would like to ask if any of you have had any problems (or words of praise) in connection to this or a similar (i.e. Kipor) generator.
How do I implement my special snowflake server? [more inside]
Can you help me find a recording of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with the ORIGINAL original lyrics? [more inside]
I'm a massage therapist whose contact information and professional credentials were posted, without my permission or knowledge, on an erotic services site. How do I get my ad taken down? [more inside]
What are some good Jazz artists? [more inside]
[Tax filter] You are not my accountant but the H&R Block Business center is closed for the holidays and I'm stuck on some S-Corp tax and payroll questions. [more inside]
Help me find a nice/funny/not insane way to tell a guy I just started seeing that he's wearing too much cologne for me. Maybe I'm like this previous asker, but I find myself thinking things like, "ok, I'll sleep with him once and THEN tell him," which I know is kind of crazy. (Mostly because I'd rather not smell his cologne on my sheets for weeks after.) Is it ok to tell someone you just met that your lizard brain would like him a LOT better if he toned down the artificial scenting? I'm gay, if that matters, but any relevant experience or advice is welcome. Have you ever dealt with this situation successfully? [more inside]
Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
Would it be a mistake to hire smart PHP-based web programmers to create a slick cutting-edge mainstream site? [more inside]
Husband and I were at a Farmer's Market for breakfast today, and thought we noticed an older man taking photos of children as they passed by. In the hustle and bustle of December 24th no one else seems to have caught it, and we felt kind of sick about the situation - there's no way of knowing the full details of why someone is taking pictures. But we notified a security guard, who said he'd keep an eye on it. The question is, in these kinds of scenarios is it always better to tell someone and risk making some innocent person's life miserable? We're a bit shaken up about it. [more inside]
How do I remove nailpolish from a wooden floor? [more inside]
What is the definition of "dish detergent"? [more inside]
How can I watch the original Tron legally and reasonably priced? [more inside]
CopyrightFilter: I'm haunted by the story of Barbara Newhall Follett linked on the Blue a few days ago. Help a me understand the copyright issue(s) associated with her first published work, The House Without Windows. [more inside]
Medical types and/or hypertension patients: ever hear of Diovan *increasing* blood pressure? [more inside]
DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system? [more inside]
I have been using Hotmail for e-mail, and getting it via IMac on FireFox. I cleaned the machine etc and now find I am not able to get Hotmail. [more] [more inside]
I was given an antique framed piece of intricately cut brown paper, which I am told was used as a stencil, perhaps on fabric. The paper has dark and light stains on it. The dark stains look to be moisture damage, and the light stains appear to be powdery. Is there anything I can do myself to restore it? [more inside]
I need a booting Mac Christmas Miracle for my powerbook, Please. [more inside]
I am trying to come up with a list of songs that include a jingle bell-like sound but aren't Christmas/holiday songs. For example, "Kiss Me On The Bus" by the Replacements (the bells kick in at about 2:14). [more inside]
I'm looking for emeralds for an engagement ring and can't shake the feeling that I'm going to be paying a lot more than I should. Does anyone have any experience buying emeralds? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to record videos using videotapes in 2011? I'm interested in the potential low cost of buying a bunch of videotapes (not much demand) and an old video camera that uses them (not much demand). However, I don't know anything about this archaic technology. [more inside]
wheat paste vs. PVA for adhering paper and book cloth to binder's board [more inside]
Please recommend a good landline phone system for our home + home office. [more inside]
Non-lame way to handle homophobic intimidation? [more inside]
Does the Andy Griffith Show ever reveal what happened to the sheriff's wife or even if she's dead?
Scheduling app or plugin for a doctor's website [more inside]
Are there any statistics regarding the number of men who work in childcare and are falsely accused of abusing the children in their care? [more inside]
Is there a way for me to post videos of my toddler online without worrying about being investigated as a paedophile?
Is there a way for me to post videos of my toddler online - which include some of her in the bathtub - without worrying about being investigated as a paedophile? [more inside]
Final Decision: Roku or Boxee ?? I am between either the Boxee Box or Roku XDS. I like the Boxee platform, but the boxee box doesn't have netflix yet, they claim it's gonna be available some time soon. Roku seems to be great, works as described, just not as robust as Boxee... So, convince me either way... [more inside]
What is this thing on my inner lower lip? [more inside]
What should I make sure to see on a short roadtrip through Oregon after xmas? [more inside]
We have a ten gallon tank and a goldfish,
Monster Truck, the best goldfish a girl could win at a county fair Monster Truck II the best replacement goldfish for the best goldfish a girl could win at a county fair. We also have an impressive amount of algae. [more inside]
What are good jobs that can take you abroad for extended periods of time? [more inside]
Windows Live OneCare Help! - I have a windows onecare back up on an external hard drive from 2009, my windows live onecare subscription has expired. I have windows XP service pack 3 running on my laptop. Now, the restore tool won't allow me to open the backup or restore it. Is there any way around this? I really really need to get access to some old photos that are on this back up. I tried google but everything leads me to the backup restore utility. Hope me Please!!
This is for a research project. I am looking for information on visitors to republican and democratic national conventions in 2008. 1. What share of *out of town travelers* to minn and Denver were male? 2. What share were married of those male travelers? 3. If not that convention, then can this info be collected for any other major political convention? And source this if possible.
Merry Christmas from my time zone. I'm having Christmas lunch today with a friend who is in rehab, at the rehab center. Most of the people there will be there because they're not allowed out yet. [more inside]
Is there any way to enroll someone into the Apple Development Program as a gift? [more inside]
Dad is on life support. He has no advance directive/living will. How do we make end-of-life decisions when none of us are capable of thinking clearly? [more inside]
Yeah, I'm flightier than a hummingbird. Help me not to be? [more inside]
Who're good speculative fiction writers who write fine prose? [more inside]
How do I cook my rice-based (with OJ and chicken broth) stuffing so the bottom doesn't burn? [more inside]
What is the video that plays on the jumbo tron at sports events that has Santa Claus rapping? "Let me hear you say HOoooo" [more inside]
It's not that I'm hostile, it's just that I'm indifferent to almost everything. How do I engage with my life again? How do I beat this persistent apathy? [more inside]
Dear metafilter, I know this has probably been asked millions of times but it's been a rough night. I broke up with him because I feel like I'm not in love with him, but why do I miss him so much? Why does it hurt this much? [more inside]
Mystery Meat. My aunt gave me this meat a month ago. I can't remember what she said it was. I vaguely remember the word "breakfast." What kind of meat is it and how should I prepare it?
What clothes can I wear to reduce sweating while doing contra dance? I've considered wicking shirts, but I thought that they might cause the sweat to simply end up on the shirt's surface of my shoulder where my dance partner holds me. Does that make sense? I want to minimize sweat there. It would be really helpful if you could be very specific, to the point of links to products.
Guy trying to date a beautiful single mother don'ts filter: Young single mothers who date: how do I avoid saying something stupid or inappropriate about your x, the father of your child? [more inside]
I am a new home owner after 19 years of living in dorms or apartments. I want to make sure that I keep it in the best condition possible. I am looking for suggestions of guide books and websites which others have found useful for a new homeowner. I am looking to cover basic maintenance and lawn/garden care. I have found several but have no idea which ones are actually good.
How many pounds fresh spinach do I need to yield 1 pound cooked spinach? I can't believe how difficult this is to find: most of the Google search results are "x lbs spinach = x cups" or "how many ounces of fresh spinach in a pound" (groan). My recipe doesn't care about volume, it cares about weight!
Asking for a friend: What kind of dog would suit this lifestyle? [more inside]
My mother is very sick in the hospital. She needs my dad and I to be her advocate, but never having dealt with hospitals before we both are overwhelmed by the complexity of it all. Insurance issues aside, what should we be doing to ensure she is getting the best care possible? [more inside]
When did porn get so ... rough? (NSFW inside) [more inside]
Will the not-painful knot in my shoulder ever go away? [more inside]
How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)? I've been working in London for the past year, trying to save up money for grad school when I return to the states. I was told that December was the best month of the year to do a GBP to USD conversion (not too sure how accurate that is). I bank with Barclays (England) and Chase (US) and am in the states at the moment. I've brought the money (in GBP) over because I thought it would give me more conversion options. I know that it can get complicated with conversion rates changing, various banks with their own exchange rates, etc. I'm willing to open an online bank account if that's the best option to transfer pounds to dollars. Are there any conversion geniuses out there who can help give me any tips? Many thanks! D
My kids have a new R4 card for their Nintendo DSi's. It has stopped working after 2 days, proudly announcing that there is a system error. Is there a rescue remedy? [more inside]
Steam heating system in an old house. Do I add water, and where? [more inside]
URGENT TRAVEL FILTER: Flying to Riviera Maya for the first time at 5am tomorrow morning for a 10-day vacation with my girlfriend. What do we absolutely NEED to do, and what should we be careful of/avoid? [more inside]
Is there a way to expand who you are attracted to? [more inside]
Would I like living in Austin? [more inside]
What job should I take to make as much money as possible, in order to donate it to charity? [more inside]
I've got a lamp plugged into a wall switch controlled outlet. I'd like to be able to turn off the light at the switch and next to the lamp while somehow maintaining the ability to turn the light on from either spot regardless of how I turned the lamp off. (Degree of difficulty: I don't want a Clapper). [more inside]
Is it reasonable that I want my husband's family to know about his unemployment? [more inside]
Ex-girlfriend's Pap showed abnormal results, what do they mean and how concerned should she be? [more inside]
Looking for business courses near ski resorts, anywhere in the world. [more inside]
Why are snapware/glasslock containers not oven safe? [more inside]
I have a CSS positioning problem. Santa please help solve it! [more inside]
Help me understand how to apply microeconomics concepts to a simulation with a very small number of actors. [more inside]
What should a lone traveler do to celebrate Christmas in a strange city? (in this case, Christchurch, New Zealand?) [more inside]
Recommend me a fantasy novel (that matches some particular tastes) [more inside]
Where in Michigan can I buy clean sand this time of year? [more inside]
You're the best hive for this, so if you're feeling generous with your abundant knowledge...Mind assisting with some French translations of menu items and some clarification on Haitian dishes? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a pattern for a knit version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar? I'd like to make a mobile for friend's who are having their first baby. Thank you!
I'd love to turn a large area (3m by 1m) of my wall into effectively a whiteboard, by covering it in some kind of transparent film. What's the cheapest way of doing this? Essentially, I want something very similar to this but I can't use anything like paint, since I'm in university accommodation [more inside]
I'd like some good recommendations for films that revolve around something being serious business. The more obscure that something is, and the more the move generates unexpected dramatic interest in it the better.
Atari or Nintendo video game. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name of it. [more inside]
I want to pick a sport that I can play throughout my life. I admire those people who are triathletes, tennis players or runners (really, whoever is playing a sport that they are enjoying). They look good and they feel good (at least they look like they are enjoying themselves). I want to become one of those people, but I need help! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a very user friendly (preferably free or shareware) CAD program for MAC (10.5.8, non intel)?
Can anyone recommend a very user friendly (preferably free or shareware) CAD program for MAC (10.5.8, non intel)? [more inside]
How can I share fiction on a personal website that easily links chapters from multiple serialized pieces to read in proper order, and allows for tagging the contents of the stories? Without having to do everything by hand? [more inside]
What is a good bare-bones hosting for ASP.NET / IIS 7 / SQL Server? This is for someone who's just messing around. [more inside]
Why did long hair fall out of fashion for men? [more inside]
Francophones, s'il vous plait, une jeune amie a besoin d'une traduction! She wants "by any other name would smell as sweet" from Romeo and Juliet translated into French for a tat she's getting. The words will surround a rose. Her name is Juliet. My French is a bit rusty, I came up with par tout autre nom sentirait aussi bon. Any better suggestions?
How do I remove the air cleaner duct in order to change a headlight in a '96 Corolla? [more inside]
Can I use a Canadian iPad in the US? [more inside]
I want an Xbox 360 to play Kinect games. Should I buy the 4GB version or the 250GB version? Does the 4GB version of the Xbox 360 provide enough space to play Kinect games? I already have a PS3 and still plan to use that as my main gaming system. I want the Xbox 360 just for Kinect. Is it really worth the extra $100 for the 250GB version if I'm only going to play Kinect games? Also, how difficult is it to install a larger hard drive on the 4GB version?
I am getting married in providence, RI and having the reception in Cranston, RI. I am in the process of creating a list of hotels, B&B and things to do for guests. Any recommendations for: Hotels B&B's Things to do around town Info on how to get deals at hotels for wedding guests? Thank you so much for your help and happy holidays!
My brother gave me so many hassles about "are you really going to take Greyhound??" that I'd like to send him joke "pictures from my trip" -- over-the-top movie screenshots about the worst bus trip ever: a post-apocalyptic bus/train station, 1980s punks with mohawks in a futuristic Mad Max gang standing around barrel fires at the edge of town... [more inside]
Another question about can I eat this. When putting away our Christmas Groceries my husband overlooked putting the cheese in the fridge. A container of Parmesan shavings and two hunks of soft goat cheese were left out all night. Should we toss or keep?
Did I accidentally give myself gangrene? [more inside]
How do I kludge up a shower attachment in my bathroom? [more inside]
Holiday Filter: My Racist Relative! I want to both educate myself & avoid conflict. Please help. [more inside]
Yet another font recommendation request. [more inside]
Where's a good place to go dancing in Seattle early in the evening of New Year's Eve? [more inside]
I need to mask the noise that comes from my office. What's a simple way to do this? [more inside]
Is there a site or software that acts as a meta product finder? [more inside]
MEAT CAKE. I'm in over my head and need help finishing this off. Caveat: made with shredded turkey confit, not the normal meatloaf meat cake! [more inside]
Tipping: Someone sends a big pizza delivery ($100+) to a vendor for a holiday party, but forgets to add a tip when paying over the phone. The people receiving the pizza don't give a tip. The person who ordered the pizza eventually realizes that they forgot, but not until a couple of days later. Anything to do about it, or just let it go?
My company is looking at leasing IT equipment for the first time. We've gotten several quotes, but the rates appear to be rather high. Considering we have excellent credit, what interest rate range should we be looking at for a $100K lease for 36 months? If it matters, the equipment is CISCO routers and switches. Thanks!
My S.O. and I have developed a deep and abiding love (some might call it an addiction) for Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea. Unfortunately, the tea has gone into hibernation until next year. What to do? [more inside]
Please recommend some great prose stylists! [more inside]
Loaned a friend a smart phone and very soon afterward he dropped it in water. Help me to beanplate how to get over feeling irritated at my friend. [more inside]
Any suggestions for great music podcasts? I should clarify that I am looking for actual music, not podcasts where people talk about music. Also, I would like something that is updated on a semi-regular basis, at least weekly. I am open to most any genre, and would love to hear what you consider to be the best music podcast available!
Are there any decent restaurants in NYC that have a great view? [more inside]
I'm a woman in my 30s. Six months ago, I moved cities to be with my boyfriend. Things with him are going pretty well, but I really, really miss my old friends, and I really need to make some new friends. How can I make some new friends? [more inside]
McSweeny's. Explain. [more inside]
"Pen scanner" recommendations? Is it even called a pen scanner? [more inside]
Tiny company with a (physical) product for sale online. We want to pay you if you bring us a customer. We want a great affiliate marketing management system. [more inside]
Who can design a really cool website for a writer, historian and activist? [more inside]
How can I get the sound to work on my MacBook Pro (2010 6,2 model) when I use Windows 7 (64 bit) via BootCamp? [more inside]
"Nobody remembers a pirate on his birthday." Where did I see this piece of art online? [more inside]
I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
Some kind of sauerkraut in 24 hours? [more inside]
I really like discovering new books through book reviews in newspapers (New York Review of Books, New Yorker, and NY Times, mainly) and from some book blogs I read. But what are good sources of reviews of audio books? [more inside]
Was there a nonfiction TV series a few years ago that was basically a legal documentary containing footage of jury deliberations? (If so, what was its name and is it on DVD?) Or did I just imagine this?
I need cool kitchen tools/spices/nice ingredients/etc that are grilling and cupcake related. [more inside]
I'm about to quit the great job I've had for the past 6 years for personal reasons. I'm in charge of a lot of projects and I'm stressed about the transition with my future successor. I'm looking for advice on how to handle this situation. [more inside]
Talk therapy sucks. Did it, doesn't work for me, have the t-shirt. Meds work (or have); how do I get them without having to grovel to another therapist? [more inside]
What's a good comprehensive book on the basics of personal health? [more inside]
Does Tivo removing the IR output from series 3 machines upwards leave us screwed to use a cable box? Is there any way for a series 3/4 Tivo to control a digital cable box, and if not, what are our options? [more inside]
Am I just imagining? Two joke songs about New Jersey. [more inside]
Any recommendations for cooking school programs for a summer travel experience? I live and work in NYC and have taken rec courses at ICE, FCI etc. Needless to say, they are very expensive. I would like to do the equivalent, maybe in Buenos Aires or somewhere similar. Basically would love to go to cooking school ft but it costs too much and I only have the summer off. Hence, thinking it might be nice to combine interest with travelling and perhaps even spend less than I would staying in New York. (perhaps wishful thinking!). Has anyone done something similar?
Our mattresses always crush down quickly and make a trough where each of us sleep. What can we do with our next mattress to not have this happen? [more inside]
I've offered to help fund the pressing of a local musician's new album. Help me not to be an arse about it. [more inside]
Looking for scholarly books about the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, and William Luther Pierce. [more inside]
My BFF is moving to NYC. I'm thrilled for him and want to help him find the best place possible... [more inside]
Why did I gain weight? And, more importantly, how can I not get freaked out and obsessive now? [more inside]
After reading the Wire article about blood tests getting a make over, I want to find software that will allow me to custom design a report but have the data be automated (from a spreadsheet, database, etc.). I think Word will do this but I'm looking for more horsepower in the graphic department. Is this even possible?
YANML or Customs agent: i'm importing a cargo bike to australia, I've been told there is an import duty concession for complete bikes but i'm confused. The bike (which has not been sent yet) will be arriving at the port, I've never had to clear anything through customs before and am keen to hear from anyone with advice on how to make it simple. Oh and my cargo bike has three wheels so it's technically a tricycle. [more inside]
Which countries would benifit from a war on the Korean peninsula? My students want to know. [more inside]
Keeping the weight off: how to quell the lizard brain? [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a super-comfy desk chair for home? [more inside]
Going back to the gym after a layoff. How much is too much? [more inside]
Where can I find someone to make me a stained glass/shell Santa tree topper? [more inside]
I just got the LG Cosmos on Verizon (not the LG Cosmos Touch), and the booklet it comes with is nearly useless. Anyone else have this phone? Help? [more inside]
How to get a hospital transfer approved and done *fast*? [more inside]
I'm after a documentary I once saw about a self-building housing co-operative in the UK—or more information about the programmes. [more inside]
[USMC] I am going to enlist in the Marines, but I don't want to be a pogue/POG. What do I need to do? [more inside]
Where is this person? Person says they are calling from one state, caller ID says they are calling from another state, thousands of miles away. [more inside]
My husband and I just found out that our baby, due in May, is a girl. We have ultrasound pictures to share with the family and would like to add a Christmas-y (or not), caption to it in order to reveal the sex of the baby to the family. [more inside]
[Scottishfilter] Does anyone know where I can purchase a Scottish mail sweater (I guess it would be Scottish postal pullover to some)? Mr. Shaarog wanted one for Christmas but I have had zero luck finding anything about them on the Internet. [more inside]
How do you know if a delivery company like UPS or Purolator will charge you for delivering something? [more inside]
An ex, mixed signals, and dangerous times. How do I proceed? [more inside]
What is a good site for finding the best meeting time for a group of people? There are a few out there, like whenisgood.net and MeetingPuzzle, but they fall short of some criteria I'm looking for. [more inside]
I need to get the BEST possible scar revision for scars on my arm that make me look like a cutter. They are slightly discolored, and barely raised from the skin. Where should I begin looking? [more inside]
Help me to understand a prevalent console-based video game UI design decision : Why do so few developers allow the player to freely remap buttons on their controller? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice in dealing with an unfortunate living situation related to my ex. [more inside]
I am a grown-ass woman who is afraid of going to bed alone. [more inside]
I nearly constantly chew gum to keep my teeth and tongue occupied, but the gums I've tried recently are failures. Any recommendations for a sugar-free, long-lasting gum? [more inside]
TerminologyFilter - What do you call sequences that have a recursive element in interpreting them. I have a hazy memory of a letter sequence where for example each third letter had to be recited along with the letter four letters back. (Just an example, and the rule dealing with reciting could have been completely different, but it definitely had a regressive/recursive element.) [more inside]
I'm trying to compile a compendium of histories of things, especially everyday sorts of things, in graphic form. Please direct me to your favorite timelines! [more inside]
What do to about a child in a potentially abusive situation? [more inside]
At risk of sounding like a terrible person (or maybe just *being* a terrible person): what is it that everyone thinks I'm missing out on by not being on speaking terms with my parents? [more inside]
I'd like to give someone a gift certificate to a custom tailor. Please recommend a good one in New York.
I'd like to give someone a gift certificate to a custom tailor. Please recommend a good one in New York. [more inside]
Would you recommend a large high quality photo with which to put a large format printer through it's paces? Anything at all, as long as it can bring the megapixels. [more inside]
What should I spend $100 by the end of the year to help me lose weight? [more inside]
My mother is interested in "Daily Affirmation"-style websites and is looking for some new ones. [more inside]
Should I go for DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI for connecting my new monitor to my computer? [more inside]
We're giving our niece an old iPhone 3G to use as an iPod Touch. What do we need to do? I restored it, which seemed to have deleted everything. Took out the SIM card. Looks like it works fine. The only hitch is that the device still thinks it's a phone with phone app icon. And when connected to iTunes it shows my wife's phone number. I think this is only an aesthetic issue. Doesn't bother me that our niece knows her aunt's phone number. Are there any other issues to consider? Will a SIM card be needed for future updates? Should I attempt jail breaking? It's running the latest iOS, for better or worse.
Please help me to politely tell people that I am not available 24/7 by phone. [more inside]
My wonderful HTC Legend and I are a match made in heaven. Help me make the most of it. The jump - you know you want to. [more inside]
What is the most inter-operable file system that can handled files larger then 4GB? (i.e. DVD iso files at 4.7GB or uncompressed AVI that are larger then 4GB.) Best would be something that Windows XP/Vista/7, Ubuntu/other linux flavors, and Mac could all read and write. [more inside]
What is self-fulfilling failure called? [more inside]
Unexpectedly received a holiday bonus check today. What should I do with it? [more inside]
I can't make ends meet and am at the point of looking into bankruptcy. Please help me understand bankruptcy and if it would even work for me. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Is there a way to search xkcd by date? The one I'm looking for today is 1 Aug. 2009, but this is not the first time I've wanted to search by date.
We are planning a trip to the Bahamas, and would love advice or recommendations from anyone familiar with the islands. [more inside]
Canning preserves without a pressure canner? [more inside]
Architect friend is visiting Boston. What to do? [more inside]
Help me throw myself my first real birthday party. [more inside]
How can I tell the coworker I share an office with that he has terrible, terrible foot odor? [more inside]
MeFite desperately seeking advice/contacts/ideas for travelling from Dublin to Orlando stat [more inside]
Suggestions for a relatively inexpensive but decent quality beer of the month club (or something similar)? [more inside]
After years of fruitless searching for the ideal bag that doubles as gym bag and handbag/purse... [more inside]
Mallorca filter: I have booked three days on my own in a hotel just outside Palma for the 24, 25 and 26th December - but only bed and breakfast. (Been to Palma once before in winter so roughly know my way around) Can anyone tell me for sure what if any (kind of) shops, supermarkets and/or cafes are likely to be open over Xmas - basically will I be able to feed myself there (don't care at all what I eat) or should I make sure to pack three days of tea and biscuits?
[Med-filter] Experiences with Tramadol [more inside]
Enable WoWLAN on a 945GCT-M3 motherboard/BIOS? [more inside]
Help me identify a music video with anime-like influences. [more inside]
Help one of smallish brain understand the phenomenology of Jean-Luc Marion, particularly the ideas of "givenness" and the "saturated phenomemon?" [more inside]
A few decades ago there was this enamel coated oven contraption, resplendent with a small glass door that slid down, that you'd put on the gas burner, it would heat up from below and could then be used as an ordinary baking device. It had virtually no inner parts, aside from maybe a coil. They had them in Europe and Israel - what were they called? Are they still made? (It isn't the Wonder Pot).
I'm looking for a large vintage safety pin in NYC [more inside]
I want to make electronic music on my iPad. Which apps are best? [more inside]
Internet Fury in Brooklyn: We seem to be unable to get a fast internet service in our apartment in Brooklyn; please help me figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
Can someone explain the punchline in today's luann comic to me?
Turn me into a Civ IV jedi. [more inside]
Is there a how to manual for self-hosted Wordpress sites? [more inside]
I've recently come to the conclusion that I need sexual submission and abandon in order to be happy. But I'm concerned about how to do this in a way that both feels authentic and is emotionally safe. [more inside]
During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
What was the origin of the 1980s catch phrase, "Thank you, master, for the buzz?" [more inside]
Please help me get get 12 gigs of OCZ Reaper 1600 DDR 3 to work with an Asus P6X58D-E motherboard and an i7-950. [more inside]
I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate? [more inside]
We're going to Singapore on the 24th and are staying at Marina Mandarin Oriental hotel. All I could dig up was that it was ten minutes from the City Hall MRT. How do we get to there from the MRT? Or, since we're four people who will be going there, would it be cheaper to just take a cab from the airport?
Student visa in Canada; no SIN or CDN credit card, hence no CDN credit history. Can't get anyone to give me internet/TV or mobile phone service!? [more inside]
Unbearable loneliness is making me consider trying therapy again. I'd like to work with someone who can give me concrete help on improving my social skills. Do such therapists exist, and how can I find one? [more inside]
We'd like to go on a family cruise in the second half of May: myself, my husband, Baby J and my parents. What will this be like? And also, got any specific recommendations? [more inside]
Driving south from San Francisco to southern California over an entire week. What's interesting on the way? [more inside]
VBA for Word help. A lot of help. I'm trying to find a string, then search and replace a space within that string. I can do parts of this, but not the whole thing and not for the whole document at once. [more inside]
How did you decide what you wanted to do for a living? [more inside]
WordPress menu question: I have a WordPress site which has a menu bar and some drop-down menus. I don't want the "root" of each drop down to lead anywhere... [more inside]
Can someone id this cover of Lead Belly's Whoa Buck? It starts at around 3:40 in this video.
I fell on my face ice skating two days ago and hit one of my upper front teeth directly on the ice. I've read plenty about teeth dying after trauma. Is this usually the case? [more inside]
What to add to my new life? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for software platforms to use to design an interactive online textbook for college literature courses. Thanks! [more inside]
We want to move. We've decided to stay in Omaha. I found a house that is a REAL bargain. So I need you, dear mefites, to help me measure the pros and cons. [more inside]
I've been fighting with a 60 page Word document that has become unbearable. Is it me? Is it Word? Do I need to be using different software in combination with Word? [more inside]
So we have decided to buy a new 60 inch tv for Christmas. I have spent a few days running around looking at various models in stores. I have also read that stores to tweaks to the tv to make them look good in the store. Right now I am looking mostly at Sharp, Sony and Samsung [more inside]
Maths-filter: please recommend some good resources (books, sites, software) for learning about numerical simulations of large (like 20+ dimensional) dynamical systems, especially in continuous time. [more inside]
My landlord wants me to leave my apartment unlocked so maintenance people can enter during the day. This makes me uncomfortable. How much should I push back? [more inside]
Need to find a cool laptop sleeve / bag for a professional Mom in Charlotte, NC. [more inside]
Is there a word or phrase which describes the asking of a personal question, which would never normally be asked in normal circumstances, and isn't particularly relevant, during an argument or discussion on a particular topic?
I'm thinking of going to Las Vegas for New Years Eve with Mrs. filthy light thief, to visit a friend of hers who lives out there and ring in the new year. EXCEPT: we're looking to avoid crowds. And traffic. Is this actually possible? [more inside]
Help me find this gorgeous youtube mashup I stumbled upon once a long time ago. [more inside]
Very basic image merging program for windows? [more inside]
I have a Mac Mini (2007, Intel GMA 950 graphics card, 10.5.8), with DVI out. Out of nowhere, when I boot up I'll see nothing with the monitor reporting no signal. After it boots up, I'll see a blue screen, followed by my wallpaper ... then no signal again. I can VNC into it and everything looks fine. Changing resolutions doesn't do anything. If I unplug the DVI cable and plug it back in, it'll work for a few seconds and then back to the no signal. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'd like to know if there are any others who have people who are not into the scene or online dating to let people know, subtly, that I may play for the other team. [more inside]
I'm looking for evidence of a St Louis accent. [more inside]
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
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]
New Years Eve in NYC for the non-partiers? [more inside]
I have many of the symptoms of appendicitis, but the doctors say that nothing is wrong with me. I'd like to see a GI doctor, but I'm going out of town for Christmas on Thursday. What's the best way to manage these symptoms so that I can enjoy my holiday? [more inside]
trying to find an old youtube video of a dance student dancing amazingly gracefully in her dorm room to michael jackson and old jazz tunes. she had a channel at one point. [more inside]
Intense anxiety about breaking up with a needy SO in a long-distance relationship. [more inside]
My SO of 13 years and I just broke up. It was mutual and amicable but we feel numb. How do we process this and oh god, logistics? What do we do now? [more inside]
What was the last year that the Ford Country Squire wagon was available with a manual transmission?
Looking to put together a list of songs about sailing and/or boats...but that aren't really about sailing and/or boats. [more inside]
Can you name this painting (recreated as a sketch) from the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome? [more inside]
Recommendations for books about England in the seventeenth century? [more inside]
Is is REALLY possible to share an external harddrive over an xp network? [more inside]
Looking for thoughtful criticism (either pro- or anti-) on WikiLeaks, in particular works that explore WikiLeaks' moral dimensions and/or historical context. [more inside]
Please help me with some homemade food gift ideas (with a few restrictions)! [more inside]
In the UK, what are the laws surounding the purchase of research-grade antibiotics? [more inside]
Snowflake holiday-tipping question: I just found out that our regular mailman has been out sick. Do I tip two people? [more inside]
How hard would it be to migrate a wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org site? [more inside]
Looking for simple but interesting food ideas for a casual New Years evening at home with the new guy in my life. [more inside]
I've become "sexually active" at a rather late age. When do I need to start getting STI checks and/or pap smears? [more inside]
I did a very stupid thing involving black hair and blonde hair dye. Help? [more inside]
Just bought an iPad and realized that Apple products do strange things to the photos on my website, but everything looks fine on a PC. [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with hosted vpns? [more inside]
How can I help my 14 year old cousin? He came out as bisexual a couple of years ago and recently confessesd to me that he hates this about himself. He is also just generally miserable which I chalked up to being 14. [more inside]
Trombone-filter. My husband recently re-took up the trombone (which he played from ages 8-18). What can I get him for Christmas to help him along? [more inside]
So, we have this nice new HDTV with internet. Sound isn't bad but I'd like to add speakers to enliven TV watching, DVD use and Xbox/Kinect use. I can't hook up my old computer speakers, which are good quality, because this TV only has an optical port. [more inside]
3D filmmaking software for non-animators. Does it exist? [more inside]
On the A&E show The First 48, I have seen a white circular "tag" stuck on dead bodies. They never show it for long so I can't describe it all that well. I've seen it on a leg, an arm and a torso. It's always touching skin. It may have metal in the middle. I could be wrong but I think it's about the circumference of a can of soda. What is this thing?
What can people do to reduce the risk of stroke? [more inside]
I have just been seduced by a relatively older, more experienced, kinky woman who's keen to show me the darker side of pleasure. I'm a relatively inexperienced younger woman. What could I do so that *she* gets some fun out of it too? [more inside]
I'd like to transfer (iTunes) music off of an old PC and an even older iMac onto a NAS that plays nicely with our new Mac laptops and even newer Sonos system. I'd also like to use the NAS to automate backups for these two Mac laptops. And I'd like the NAS to back itself up onto a secondary drive. I'm new to networking and back-upping and would like a set it and forget it solution. [more inside]
I am looking for a time line which illustrates the positive health effects of beginning an aerobic exercise program (like the time lines of health improvement seen after quitting smoking - i.e., 20 min: heart rate drops, 5 years: cancer risk 50% of normal, etc). Any ideas?
I want to be a doctor who works in Antarctica. How should I go about this? [more inside]
What are the mechanics of buying an expensive new car "with cash"? [more inside]
Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk. [more inside]
How would one create a digital clips reel (on DVD) from commercial DVDs? [more inside]
A 600-pound, 24-foot-long retractable movie screen is suspended from two chains attached to an overhead pipe. I want to get it down. Come inside for the details. [more inside]
Some scammer is using my cell phone number as a call back #. People get robo-calls claiming to be from a "correctional facility", ask for credit card information and then give my number as a call back. [more inside]
First trip post baby, help us make it great (without breaking the bank). Husband and I want to go skiing for a long weekend in Feb (not school vacation week) and need to find the best place to go! [more inside]
Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
I'd like to go camping for 2-3 days after New Year's on the Northern California coast (just south and/or north of the Bay Area) and would love your recommendations for sites. [more inside]
How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
I'd like to make a bunch of spreads or dips that showcase the complex flavors of one herb or spice each. What base recipe should I use? [more inside]
I feel like a basket case. I'm 47 years old, and I've been in a 20-year same-sex relationship with another man. I felt like it would last forever. For several years, the relationship was sexless; we did all the normal couples things together - cooked, ate, washed dishes, stressed about the bills, laughed, cried, and took care of each other, but there wasn't much physical attraction any more. I've always been somewhat bisexual, and 2 or 3 years ago, I met a woman on match.com who was cute, seemed nice, and was accepting of my situation. We started dating (with the knowledge, and as far as he acted, the acceptance of my partner). At first, the two of them were sort of circling and sniffing, and I was afraid they would hate each other. As time passed, they became really good friends, and eventually they slept together, which was fine with me. (lots more blathering inside) [more inside]
After years and years of house parties, I'd like some ideas as to how myself and a small group of (largely nerdy/artsy/pseudohipster) friends can spend our New Years Eve out and about in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. [more inside]
Atlanta foodies: What new hidden gems should the prodigal son not miss on a visit? [more inside]
who can tell me what brand my favorite tshirt is? [more inside]
Help me expand my library of cheesy pop nonsense music. [more inside]
A guy chopped down some of my trees. He did it without an OK. Now he wants $1400. Help me figure my next step. [more inside]
What pop / fashion / gossip magazines in the UK are suitable for 14 year old girls? [more inside]
How do I make Adobe Flash Professional CS5 stop putting raw carriage returns in .as files? [more inside]
Where can I find a sturdy keyboard (synth) stand, for one keyboard only, that looks really cool? [more inside]
Childcare payment. What's the right and easiest thing to do? [more inside]
She left me and now she wants moral and financial support. What to do? [more inside]
With inspiration from this answer to this this question; I am giving my husband a week at Space Camp this holiday! Yay! Since this isn't exactly the most wrappable gift, and we are doing the gift-exchange thing in front of his entire family, please help me find the most awesome way to present this gift to him! I'm totally cool with suggestions that necessitate other purchases as long as the cost is fairly minimal (say, <$100). (Anon as he is an avid reader of ask.me)
Need a recommendation for a simple shelf to put my LCD TV on (and large center speaker inside) [more inside]
Where can I buy Grapevine Trading Co. Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers? *Just* the crackers. [more inside]
Hubs and I desperately need a romantic getaway someplace warm. Suggestions and meta-suggestions needed. [more inside]
Any recommendations for erotic film scenes, songs, literature, etc that incorporate rock and roll - like the kiss in The Runaways? Bonus points if it involves two girls. [more inside]
StockmarketNOOBfilter. A company issues direct shares of common stock to institutional investors at 20% below previous day price - good or bad for the investor who already owns that stock? [more inside]
I live in Chicago. I would like to spend Christmas in a bar. What bars are going to be open on Christmas? What bars would be likely to be open on Christmas? [more inside]
Direct me to the best Bear case on MannKind's (NASDAQ: MNKD) Afrezza prior to their expected PDUFA, 12/29/10.
[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
Who writes entertainingly about quantum physics and its philosophical implications?
I'm looking for a simple alternative to Basecamp with a couple extra features. [more inside]
Are you a schoolteacher? Or an IT person working for a school? Which version of Flash do you use? (I'm especially looking for answers from the UK, but anything is helpful.)
Name this electronic component / construction technique! Found inside a late 1980s Datron 1081 bench multimeter. [more inside]
Given that I know my defence mechanisms are still operating on high after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship, and I keep getting cold feet with anyone who tries to get close to me, and yet still crave small doses of intimacy, how can I ethically conduct myself with people who are/could be interested in me? [more inside]
This is a picture of an actress called Emma Stone. In that picture she reminds me of an actress who apparently isn't her because I haven't watched any of the shows or appearances listed on IMDb. It's driving me mad! Please help. who am I thinking of?
Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
x-mas gift idea for parents of toddler, who are having twins next month: "relaxing night in". Gift card for meal delivery service (anyone know a yummier version of omaha steaks?), some great new movie on dvd, CDs of soothing sounds for the babies (white noise, womb sounds, ocean sounds, etc). Trying to keep it under $150. I've heard omaha steaks are gross, so I'm looking for an alternative. Unless I should scrap the whole thing and get them...? [more inside]
Does anyone know if the music in the English trailer for The Girl Who Played With Fire is original to the film, or if it was pilfered from somewhere else? SLYT
We are traveling to India this January and are seeking some advice on where to go to get away from the big cities for a day or two. We have tickets for an arrival and Delhi and a departure from Mumbai and will have a total of 11 days in country. So far we have plans to explore Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Since it sounds like these places will be quite crowded with both tourists and locals, our thought was that it would be nice to get away from the teeming masses of humanity for a day or two and maybe see some nature. Where can we do this without traveling too far? [more inside]
Can you name me some thoroughly cross-genre albums by a particular singer/band? If I ever made an album, I'd throw in a pounding hard rock song, a groovy disco number, twangy country, some crooning, new wave, a folksy Americana ballad, etc. But I'm sure this has already been done. [more inside]
what is a quick way to preview a folder of images and other media, then drag and drop them into appropriate folders? mac mostly [more inside]
Is there a term for descriptors that are applied to names that are not epithets? Or does the phrase "Kurt Vonnegut, who is in heaven" contain an epithet? [more inside]
What sort of strategies do macro hedge funds employ? [more inside]
Good friend of mine has a birthday coming up on New Year's Eve. I really want to send him off into the new year in a nice way. Ideas? [more inside]
Need advice for a fast and furious trip to Guatemala [more inside]
Can you decipher this code on a 1912 postcard? [more inside]
I am seeking advice on meditation technique. Up to this point, I have only been able to meditate through motion, ie running, yoga. I have never been able to meditate in the classic, sitting still sense, until now. I've got a start on it and want to develop this as much as possible. [more inside]
Guy has fling; now guy wants to rekindle things because it works for him. How do I handle this? [more inside]
Is Ooma a good phone solution for my parents? They spend 5 months a year in Florida, and in that time are welcome to use their neighbour's wireless. [more inside]
Please help me find an Austin bar where I can be a regular. Looking for a low-key/casual place with music that isn't conversation-inhibiting, where going alone won't seem weird, the patrons are well above college age, and the people are generally friendly. [more inside]
So, good news and bad news about my codependent conundrum. The good news is that I've grown a backbone and I'm now willing to tell my mentally ill friend "no" about coming to visit right now. The bad news is that I've been waffling for so long, and at such a cost to his mental health, that things have gotten more complicated. I want to know: am I morally obligated to let him come at this point, and if not, what kind of excuse/explanaton can I use to let him down easy? (Really long.) [more inside]
Another gift thread: I'm looking for NYC-centric gift ideas for Christmas. Anything from a bag of pistachios from Zabar's to...who knows! You name it. I am trying to stay under $50.
My girlfriend has recently gotten into listening to soothing music while meditating... but not too recently. She only has one disc by "The Relaxation Specialists," and she plays it ad nauseum. Looking for suggestions for other discs or artists that are modern, not full of too many panflutes, or Enya-esque harpies. Meditation music for someone not usually into meditation music. Suggestions?
RecologyFillter: Those of you Bay Area residents who've received the Recology yard scrap and recycling carts, how do you manage your kitchen scraps in a way that doesn't muck up the inside of the cart too badly and create a stinky mess? [more inside]
I've been diagnosed as ADD/ADHD by 3 separate professionals through my life and on medication to treat it for nearly a year. The meds don't work, and I've been on a lot of them (i.e. Ritalin, Vyvanse, Strattera and now Adderall.) How can I give myself a swift kick in the butt to become a productive, organized individual? [more inside]
I’m looking for a good therapist in New York, preferably CBT style, who is educated, intelligent, and able to help a smart, thinking person deal with issues related to a career transition. [more inside]
So my 15 year old daughter asked for world peace this year for Christmas. Any gift ideas? I would like to get her something silly - she is not really the activist type. Thanks!
Can this holiday vacation be saved? Is there anywhere in Europe that is passable right now? [more inside]
What do I do with all these egg cartons?! [more inside]
So, theatre and music folks, question for you - if a venue is hosting two presentations only of a concert/performance, and they're two nights in a row, on which night am I more likely to see the better show? [more inside]
Naming any person or character not obviously in the armed forces "Captain (Adjective)" automatically signifies Superhero. Where did this trope originate? [more inside]
Looking for a life where the only consistency is its INconsistency... [more inside]
I have a lot of old hard drives hanging around and I'd like to glue them together into some sort of redundant storage "scratch drive" I can store things on. The hard drives sizes aren't similar and I'd like to add on in the future. How would you recommend I do this? [more inside]
What is the best website background dimension to accommodate nearly all screen sizes? [more inside]
Can you help me remember a Japanese movie I saw that was very similar to-- but was definitely not-- Kurosawa's Dreams? [more inside]
I am looking for a scholarly, tightly reasoned work that sets out to explain how the fundamental moral/socio-ethical message of the Bible validates the values held by left-of-center politics. [more inside]
Do you wear your Toms with socks? If so, what would you suggest? [more inside]
My wife-to-be and I want to take a week long cruise from Tel Aviv to Greece in May. Mano was recommended to us but none of their dates work with our schedule. [more inside]
Often my fingertips seem tender and a bit worn, which seems to have something to do with my computer usage. Is this normal!? Is this a trackpad-related injury? Any remedies?
Songs like the Velvet Underground's "What Goes On." Looking for that same droning, jangling, sensation of rhythmic movement. Maybe there's an organ in the background. [more inside]
I live in a country where mobile data is expensive. I have a shiny Android phone and wireless broadband at home. Can you recommend some useful Android apps which operate in a way that minimises mobile data usage? [more inside]
Where can I watch live Ashes cricket in Manhattan? [more inside]
Is it possible to find the perfect mix of affordability, quality, and external quietness in headphones?
I need to get some new headphones that both sound great, aren't so expensive and importantly don't leak much noise at all. [more inside]
I know there are cheese-of-the-month, chocolate-of-the-month, and even bacon-of-the-month clubs...but is there a good plant-of-the-month subscription service out there? [more inside]
Interested in finding training to attend for ISO Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM). Lots of options, would like some recommendations. [more inside]
Help me, Mefi, you're my only hope! I need song suggestions for a science fiction cabaret! [more inside]
What was the opening of Robot Chicken's Star Wars Episode III referencing? [more inside]
Interested in finding a personal organization system like Getting Things Done, only NOT geared towards middle managers from the late-1990s. [more inside]
Looking for insights into dealing with a dear friend who's into a decades long cocaine addiction. We share a dwindling group of friends and many of us are broken hearted about how things have turned out. Is there a point where we move on? I know I can't fix him, but? [more inside]
I am new at skiing this year. I have access to a ski resort by Truckee in California. I have been skiing mostly the green trails but some of the easiest blue trails as well. I have trouble figuring out what the snow weather report means to decide what might be acceptable to me as a new skier. Can you please help me decipher the following snow report? [more inside]
What books can you recommend for Android 2.X development? I'm researching developing a frontend for an existing website, working towards a facebook mobile-like presentation. Sites and other resources are also welcome.
I'm running out of my supply of the only socks that have ever worked for me, and I do not know what brand they are. Hours wasted on google. Do you recognize these? [more inside]
Can I avoid paying hefty fees and interest on my late tax bill? [more inside]
My husband and I want to know about alcoholism vs. social drinking. [more inside]
Help me find this exact quote about Christian poverty. Probably a saint, ca. fall of Rome. [more inside]
I'm making a video about modern art. Especially about the Centre Pompidou in Paris. As I've stated in other AskMe's, I'm completely music illiterate. Help me find songs or classical pieces that scream: modernism, modern art, modern things, for the soundtrack of my 6 minute video.
I watched the very good film "Vera Drake" the other day, and have a question about Vera's method of abortion. It seems she injected a mixture of water, soap, and what I think is disinfectant into the woman's uterus with a bulb syringe. Is this really enough to make a woman lose her baby? Not that I plan on trying this at home, mind you- I'm just curious.
Somewhere in the internet is a joke social-app website, specifically for antisocial people. There was no contact link, no sign-up link, nothing at all. It was wonderful, but I can't find it. Halp?
What are great adult games? [more inside]
I have a new computer and an old iPod touch. I would like to put all my CDs on a currently blank iTunes program my new computer and then transfer those songs to my iPod touch without interfering with what is already on my iPod. I don't care that the touch songs won't be transferred to the computer, I just don't want to lose all the content on the iPod. Is this possible?
How can I keep my cats from falling out the window? I recently moved to a 24th story apartment with no screens on the windows. They basically open into a 300 foot abyss. Hence, opening these windows would mean my cats would fall to their death - obviously not good. Help me get some air circulation and keep my cats on the right side of these windows! [more inside]
We have purchased some new flooring and would like to rent/borrow a surface moisture meter before we install it. We've checked several tool rental places (home depot, aurora rents, etc.). We've been able to find the "pin" type meters, but really need one of the "surface" variety. I know it's a long-shot here, but does anybody have a source that I might try? thanks.
How do you play Mario Kart Wii online multiplayer with your registered "Wii Friends"? We have been inside the "Room" but there seems to be no way to start a private race from there. We know it's possible to play random strangers through WFC, but WFC can't be the only way to play with our "Wii Friends"...right?
Nephew has expressed an interest in drawing. What age-appropriate beginner's drawing book might I consider getting him? [more inside]
LastMinuteGiftFilter: Looking for a subscription or experience gift for my boyfriend, ~$40, NOT a magazine. [more inside]
A friend, a student, is stuck in London over Christmas: no family or close friends to hang out with over the day itself etc. What could he do, by himself, to make it all warm and fuzzy. Anything from travel (if that becomes possible in the next few days) to stuff to do around London that he wouldn't otherwise get around to.
Having a mobility problem and living in a city where it snows: looking for tips, advice, and guides. [more inside]
My grandmother has had some extended aftereffects from her stroke appear out of nowhere and we're unsure how to evaluate her care and what we should know about helping her. More explanation and specific questions are inside. [more inside]
Just watched A River Runs Through It, and I think most of it went way over my head. [more inside]
Is there a way to monitor my website to ensure it hasn't been hacked? Either on the webserver itself, perhaps verifying file integrity/listings, or maybe using a service that periodically visits the site? Sorry if this sounds like a naive question. What do professional webmasters use for this kind of thing?
I have a question about e-mail addresses. [more inside]
How to respond to relatives' questions about my dad's lack of communication? [more inside]
Looking for personal recommendations for high quality silk sheets and ways to clean/ care for my silk. [more inside]
OB/GYN recommendations in NYC (preferably Manhattan, west side) for someone with Empire's NYSHIP student health employee plan. [more inside]
Where am I going in this career? What do I do or say to move forward? Why can't I just be happy that I have decent job in my field (when so many others are without work)? [more inside]
So we're heading out to Denver for the holidays, and as middling East Coast hikers, are super excited to get in to some real mountains. Can you tell me more about the how, where, and what of the snowshoe? [more inside]
Help me find this funny 2- or 3-year-old YouTube video. Wife says the do-it-yourself advertising supplement is really helpful. Then she rolls it up and hits her sleeping husband with it to get him moving.
What's the secret to good, diner-style pancakes? As in, big, slightly puffy, and buttery and buttermilky tasting? [more inside]
Need some advice about our kitty chewer. [more inside]
Gift reciprocation filter: best friend just emailed to ask for my 9 month old son's clothes sizes which I am assuming means she wants to give him clothes for Christmas. Problem: I hadn't planned on her giving him presents and so I didn't get presents for her two little girls. Am I required to give her kids presents if she gives my kid a present? [more inside]
Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
Help me organize a wine tasting. Challenge: short timeframe and low budget. [more inside]
How can I change this SQL query? [more inside]
Is "New Yorker" a euphemism for Jew? Bonus question: Help me define Antisemitism in the workplace. [more inside]
My family and I are going to drive around the Philly / South Jersey area to look at Christmas lights. Pretty displays are good, garish displays are better! (we hear Hershey PA has some kickass lights, but it's unfortunately too far away for our purposes.)
Boyfriend. Drunk. Blacked out. Effed up. Over. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc. [more inside]
Advice on how to proceed with a new relationship. Trying to be proactive and ask now, rather than ask about how to pick up the pieces if I mess things up. [more inside]
A drink, some flavour and some bubbles. So why the acid? [more inside]
I'm looking for tips, advice, and resources on creating conversational ESL lessons for a third grade Korean boy. [more inside]
Help me solve a disagreement about an unlikely hypothetical situation: the public marriage proposal. [more inside]
I am in limbo because all signs point toward a breakup. Though I love him and want to be with him, I can't stand being the only one committed to this relationship. Is there a way to make him realize that he has already made up his mind? [more inside]
I'm looking for a list -- or help brainstorming to develop a list -- of the noteworthy scandals, failures, risks, litigations, etc. that have been uncovered in financial services (in any major economic zone) since the start of the financial crisis (broadly since early 2007). [more inside]
I need to a PATA power molex to SATA power adapter (like this) near Forest Hills NY ASAP. [more inside]
MS Project Filter: How can I get MS project to accept my start/competion dates and show up on the calendar?
MS Project Filter: How can I get MS project to accept my start/competion dates and show up on the calendar? [more inside]
I'm having trouble formatting a report in Access that ONLY shows checkboxes that are not checked. I probably need some help on the SQL front. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good winter getaway hotel or B&B in Northern New England? Hoped-for criteria inside. [more inside]
DIY food gift ideas for gluten-free vegan [more inside]
Help me understand this paragraph from The Economist about the Japanese economy. [more inside]
Can you please direct me to reputable photography online schools? [more inside]
In this question, I asked about vertical space. Now I need to add a horizontal space requirement as well. [more inside]
Would you ever send someone an anonymous gift - particularly if you haven't had a good relationship with them? [more inside]
I've had the mini Keurig for about a year and I've tried various k-cup coffee brands and flavors. I haven't found a brand or flavor that is strong enough for me. It seems like after I add a bit of cream to my coffee, I can't taste the coffee or the flavor. I love the keurig machine, its quick and I'm the only one in family that drinks coffee. Any k-cup brands suggestions?
I work for a mid-sized publishing company in London and we're starting to build smartphone and tablet apps. We have technical resource in-house for building the apps and people to handle both the product and project management. What we really lack are great UX designers - where's a good place in the UK to look for the people who can make our apps brilliant to use? Happy to consider hiring full time or getting freelancers in.
Is there a broad spectrum antibiotic that will kill / slow down most bacteria, but will not affect yeast at all? [more inside]
ParanoiaFilter: Should I be worried that Facebook is scraping my links, in my own private messages? [more inside]
How to reconcile Xmas when are families are so far away from each other? [more inside]
Australians of Metafilter, I want to hear from you! I've long heard that turning your glass upside down in a bar in Australia is the same as saying you think you could take anyone in the place. For some reason, this idea fascinates me. Is it true? Do people actually do this? What happens when they do? Where did it come from? [more inside]
[Firsttimehomeownerfilter] Please help me figure out the best way to repair/maintain my plumbing system in a newish home. Lots of complicating factors inside. [more inside]
What precise (or even approximate) date did the Umayyad Dynasty take control of Tangiers in 702 AD?
It seems I don't have a lot of sustained interest in meeting new people or hanging out with people in general other than people I'm attracted to romantically/want to date. [more inside]
Help me identify this song from a movie or TV soundtrack. [more inside]
Oh no, my oven is broken! I planned on baking 2 batches of Lemon Poppy-seed and 2 batches of Berry muffins! These are for breakfast. What can I do now? (read more inside) [more inside]
I need to use six days of vacation by January 8th and would like to go somewhere warm (preferably). I am open to non-warm ideas though.
Last minute inexpensive vacation ideas to somewhere warm (preferably) [more inside]
What anti-depressant should I take now? [more inside]
What can I do with my basement 3D render farm when it's not being used by me? [more inside]
How accurate are the IP locations in Gmail's Activity Information tables? My account says it was accessed in the state next to where I live (according to the IP). Internet tubes thing or did someone else access my account?
I took lessons for like 10 years but mainly I'm still a hack piano player. Anyone know a good book or website for learning basic Jazz chord progressions and how to play and improvise? I find most piano instruction books boring and hard to follow. Just showing me the chords is easiest.
I opened the attic in the house I'm renting and some dust containing who-knows-what fell down on me. I didn't have a mask or safety glasses on. Are there any health risks? [more inside]
Where should I have lunch tomorrow in Warrensburg, Missouri? [more inside]
Are the academic standards for retaining a student visa different from those for staying in school? [more inside]
I'm looking for remedies for perioral dermatitis [more inside]
I thought I had mild "papulopustular rosacea." Putting Polysporin on the red bumps helped a lot. Then I took acyclovir for a cold sore and the bumps cleared up completely! None of the online resources on rosacea have indicated acyclovir as a treatment. So what did I have? [more inside]
I'm looking for a little advice on transitioning from a house to an apartment (specific questions inside) [more inside]
I have two Eames Aluminum Group chairs. I'd say they were made in the 80s. The seating has become dingy and stained (they are a velvety material). [more inside]
Help me hack a cat scratcher? [more inside]
How can I keep people I know from reading my blog without making it totally private? And which host site is best for privacy? [more inside]
Chocolate expertise needed: Which diverse collection of single origin or single plantation bars would make a good gift for a chocolate lover? [more inside]
I'm looking for fiction that's written in the form of letters and other forms of correspondence. [more inside]
Every time I try to get a RDBMS for home use, I run into a problem that is so boring or annoying to deal with that I give up. [more inside]
Google tells me that my domain is hosting a phishing scam. However, the URL they showed me includes directories that are not on my server. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Is it possible I spotted an American Woodcock today in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Looking for holiday light displays in the Kansas City Missouri metro area: can anyone recommend some great places to go. Thanks!
I have unmanaged type 2 diabetes. in the last 2 weeks i have had 2 episodes of what i would call mild hypothermia (shivering, chattering teeth, etc) is this the same shaking that is linked to hypoglycemia or is it directly related to the cold? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for Nintendo DS games similar to Tetris. [more inside]
How do I hack a Wii video game? [more inside]
Have you ever read a story about three people who have died and are stuck in some sort of afterlife hotel room? My mom has been trying to find this book for the longest time. It's by a French author, and she read it in French. It's short, just about interactions between the people, who don't realize they're dead. Thanks!
How much time passes between an animal being slaughtered and it ending up in a supermarket meat case? [more inside]
What are some must play maps for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and where can I download them? I looked at l4dmaps.com but I'm looking for some recommendations rather than just ratings.
I am looking for a computer app that forces you to stop working at set intervals. [more inside]
I'm building a website for a group of political dissidents in an Asian country. They would like to have a way to accept donations without their government tracking them down. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
Anyone happen to know a ball park idea of what it costs to rent a port-o-potty for a day? [more inside]
Please bring me your best Cajun dirty rice recipe for the neophyte. Please hold the gizzards. [more inside]
Delicious, Pinboard, Diigo - can I keep everyone in sync? [more inside]
Where should I go in South Africa? I was recently there for six months, so I'm looking for new recommendations, and perhaps something off the beaten (garden route) path. [more inside]
Is there a service that will print and mail my custom christmas cards? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online day planner that lets you schedule your To Dos. I like to plan my day by assigning a time estimate to each to do item and then sticking it somewhere in my daily calendar. For example: "laundry" 1-2:30PM. [more inside]
I'd like to learn how to draw cute girls, so I'm looking for illustrators who do it well. [more inside]
I'm going on a solo, semi-spontaneous trip to Miami/Fort Lauderdale the second week of January. I've never been to Florida before. I'm into contemporary art, interesting pescaterian/vegetarian food, bicycles, boats, and budget non-touristy fun. What should I do? [more inside]
I'm taking a roadtrip through the United States and am looking for book recommendations - books that have been written by authors who are from the cities I'm visiting, books that take place in some of the cities I'm visiting, or even book about travel in general. [more inside]
Help me find a Christmas television show I remember from childhood? [more inside]
Louis and Bebe Barron were famous for writing the first all-electronic movie soundtrack, for Forbidden Planet. I'm looking for more of their music, but the only thing I can find is this poor quality copy of Bells of Atlantis on YouTube. Help? [more inside]
You're a man of the world, aren't you...I mean, er, you've er... you've been there haven't you... What's it like?
I'm going to start consulting this summer - what will it be like? What should I know going in? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for a sushi first-timer?
NYC-foodie-filter: A friend of mine wants to try sushi for the very first time. The game plan is to order a couple of pieces as an appetizer and either proceed to a full entree if she enjoys it or bail and order something different if it turns out that raw fish is not to her liking. Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for this culinary adventure? I'd prefer a place in Manhattan or Queens, easily accessible from Midtown Manhattan and reasonably priced. Not too fancy. [more inside]
What is a good way of finding out how to make a resume? For my past part time jobs, I have never handed in a resume. [more inside]
Editing question: Am I being too much of a stickler in editing medical documents? [more inside]
There seems abundant advice to fill your clothes dryer with a wet load immediately after you pull dry clothes out in order to take advantage of the heat already in the dryer. How much electricity does this save on average? [more inside]
Looking for books that will encourage me to go to the gym. I am making it once a week, sometimes twice. I am okay with memoirs or fitness books. Your own stories or tidbits of advice are helpful, too. Bill Phillips _Transformation_ has a useful chapter as does his older book _Body for Life_. Luckily I work in a library and am the location now. Sooooo, your thoughts, and I will look on the shelves. I have great books on home on what exercises to do, just not things on getting me up and running. (The 30 pounds of fat are getting to me.). BTW, Happy Holidays.
I need help translating an email from German to English. [more inside]
What is the cheapest color printer that will work with a Mac and, most important, has cheap ink? [more inside]
I just moved into a new apartment. There's a garbage disposal, but I can't find the switch anywhere. Any ideas? [more inside]
I have an excruciatingly boring job with lots and lots of internet connected downtime. Help me think of constructive things to do with my copious amounts of "free time". [more inside]
Do they use Mac OS X in China? If so, how far has Apple penetrated that market?
Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
Did I give her an xmas gift? Should I be giving her a(n another) xmas gift? [more inside]
Northeast Christmas and New Year's plans, anyone? My husband and I are located in New York, and are interested in something non-family to do on the Christmas and New Year's weekends. We'd be willing to drive as far as Boston or Washington to do something worthwhile without breaking the bank. Any ideas? More inside. [more inside]
My friends are having a baby, and I would like to cook some things for them. There are some special considerations. [more inside]
Recommendations for instrumental music that goes well with rain? [more inside]
Where can I see examples of personal internet home pages made in the 1990s? [more inside]
Minor seminal discharge after urination: worrisome? (more tmi penis-filter inside). [more inside]
New Relationship Filter: My gf sends me several emails and texts w/o subject lines every day. I requested she fill in the subject lines in future messages. Much argument ensued. Please help me sort this out. [more inside]
DADT Repeal filter: How would the repeal of DADT affect the T in LGBT? [more inside]
How do you remember movements, like dance moves? [more inside]
I've been spending the weekend at my house that's about to be foreclosed on because I'm visiting some friends and there is a poor beautiful kitty who has been meowing outside to be let inside. I'm pretty sure she's a stray -- she's got some chunks of fur missing from what looks to be a fight that are scabbed over. I am only here for the weekend and I head back to California soon, and there is absolutely no way I can keep her -- there's no way to get her to California and I already have two cats. [more inside]
Another "what book from my childhood was this?" question. [more inside]
I'm moving a blog from a CMS (s9y) to WordPress, and obviously want to keep the URLs for entries intact. Can I get a hand with a silly htaccess + WordPress issue? [more inside]
Where to stop on the way from Amsterdam to Munich? [more inside]
Which free, offline iPad apps might be considered to be either useful or whimsically amusing ways of spending time? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an "international life insurance"? [more inside]
Please teach me how to automate the downloading of a large number of files from a website. [more inside]
What SQL magic do I need to turn one column into several? [more inside]
Extremely specific UK train question: what is the likelihood of the East Coast London-Inverness train running all the way there tomorrow? It has been terminating in Perth for the last three days, even though all other train services have been making it up there (including the sleeper and freight trains, so it can't be to do with the size of the train). East Coast appear to be allergic to informing passengers about what's going on. [more inside]
I'd like to travel around Germany for a few days before ending up in Berlin on 28th December for New Year's. Assuming I can actually leave the UK and get to Germany does anyone have suggestions for places to go, things to see; someone recommended Christmas markets to me?
Vaguely-remembered-game-filter: Trying to remember an article I read about a spying game. [more inside]
Point me to some examples of high-quality (preferably written) cursing. I'm looking for the sort of epically coherent, graphic, even eloquent profanity that gets you quoted years afterward. Off the top of my head, I can think of the famous Patton speech, most of Full Metal Jacket, and this lovely blog post on swine flu. Got any more? [more inside]
How much sun damage do I have to do to my skin to doom me to skin cancer? I'm a white male in an ozone-free country. [more inside]
Help! I had a Zune. Then I got a Mac. What do I do now? [more inside]
I have numbness after a nasty fall directly on my right knee. Saw a doc and had x-rays done (pelvis, knee, ankle). Nothing broken. Now my knee, plus half my thigh and half my calf are quite swollen and bruised. How long can I expect the numbness to last? [more inside]
Help me with any pieces of information about these 2 animated Christmas shows/films that have eluded me for over 2 decades. [more inside]
Laser cutting metal in NYC? [more inside]
Kindle: Can you listen to an MP3 and look at a PDF at the same time? [more inside]
Please help me fix my melty pate de fruits [more inside]
I have a toddler. I also have an iron supplement. When you put the two together, you get lots of vomit. Help. [more inside]
Is it easy to get a renewal of a British passport in one day? Looking for people with experiences and tips! [more inside]
[XmasGiftFilter] So I'm looking for gifts related to urban planning / urbanism in general. This is sort of an attempt to use Metafilter as a "people who liked x also liked y" function, since it's full of people who like this particular x. [more inside]
How many atomic weapons did the United States military have by 1948. [more inside]
ENT Filter: Should I be concerned about not being able to sneeze? (I know YANMD!) [more inside]
Got a clogged sink tried several methods with no luck - rather not call a plumber, any ideas? [more inside]
Is there a list of rock and punk musicians who are also PhDs? [more inside]
What is this kind of numeric display called? [more inside]
When you start to drink again do you expect that you will black out again? [more inside]
I rent an apartment in Minneapolis and people keep parking in front of our non-essential, but sometimes useful, driveway. Sometimes it's a bumper, sometimes it's an ENTIRE vehicle. what can I do? [more inside]
What are some good websites to (1) learn about new topics in bite-sized chunks, and (2) to keep abreast of current events? [more inside]
(DC suburb filter): Is there anything in College Park, MD? [more inside]
Movie identification filter: Inuit boy, tuberculosis, WWII, Paris, hot-air balloon ride. Not "The Necessities of Life". [more inside]
How much can I expect to spend on 1 week of skiing in Vail, CO? [more inside]
What _were_ the biggest revelations from the Iraq War Logs and leaked US cables, anyways? [more inside]
I live in Montreal but spend 3 months a year in Florida. I want to get a smartphone that I can use in both countries for light voice + data. What are my options? [more inside]
[Creative Writing Filter] I'm looking for some online resources to help me get back into creative writing after a three year break. [more inside]
How do working writers digest and dramatize their experiences into working literature (or some close proximity thereof) in such quick order? [more inside]
What do you do for awful period cramps? TMI warning [more inside]
I'd really like to update my entire iTunes library and clear any Genre metadata. Is there a simple way to do this? The library's abou 55GB.
My wife and I are considering buying a used 2007 Nissan Versa SL Sedan here in Canada. It has 19 000 km on it, and the pretax price is $13 000. Should we buy it? If you have experience with this vehicle, or are generally car-savvy, we would love your input. [more inside]
Flipping through a local community college's 'Lifelong Learning' course catalogue for the winter, I found two courses being offered on ghost hunting techniques and methods. This seems to be a crazily inappropriate class for a public college to offer, even in a non-college credit, lifelong learning course. But is it wrong? [more inside]
I just learned -- the HARD way -- that I should have renter's insurance. Seeking recommendations for companies and policies, please. [more inside]
Is there any website out there that can collect all of the blogs that I read into one place and notify me when they are updated? [more inside]
How did you become less self-centered and more invested in the welfare of others? [more inside]
My ex-fiance has topless photos of me, we are still on good terms but I'm not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
Winter backpacking with the dog. With a hammock. How do I keep him warm? [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?
Back in the '90s there used to be a "music video" style recording mode on Sony camcorders that created a low frame-rate, slightly blurred or dreamy look - perhaps something to do with using fewer frames per second and blending the intermediary frames. Does anyone remember this and know how to recreate that look in post-production, e.g. using final cut pro, etc.?
My understanding of economic history is rather poor. I couldn't even substantiate my primitive views of how the industrial first world's economy is structured, much less hold any views of how the economics of past communities were structured. So it's rather obvious that I would want to remedy this. [more inside]
I listen to this. What music with intelligible German lyrics might I like?
Job Search Paranoia Filter: What does silence mean in the job search process? [more inside]
Why won't my facebook mobile uploads work anymore? [more inside]
Might end up around Hartford CT...which neighborhood/two within a short drive from East Hartford should I look into? [more inside]
Any homestyle restaurant recommendations for Seattle? [more inside]
Best book light? [more inside]
I can fix it! Maybe. The pilot on our Williams P321638 wall heater keeps going out. Sometimes as often as every minute. Can someone help me confirm the logic to my proposed approach? [more inside]
Looking for a new local NYC bank for the necessary in-person transactions. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Does anyone know of detailed instructions for building the kind of microbial fuel cell described here? Or know enough to explain to me how it's done?
I bought this bottle of rum at a flea market. It says Geseco bay rum on it. and at the bottom says the Goodman Chemical Co., Bush Terminal, Brooklyn NY. Is it worth anything? Is it safe to drink? Whats the history behind it? picture
I've been sending Mobile Uploads to Facebook for way too long now. It works, it's cute, but now I would like all my pictures back. Is there a way to retrieve my directories of "Mobile Uploads" --- 100 pictures each -- WITHOUT clicking on each picture and one-by-one Right-Click-To-Save'ing each picture? [more inside]
Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos? Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
How can I put old text-parser or adventure games on my phone? [more inside]
How do I prevent the wrist part of the sleeve from stretching on long sleeve shirts? [more inside]
TorontoFilter: How do I get rid of my extra stuff? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
Where can I find literary criticism in Spanish? [more inside]
Is the Qwest Wi-Fi password retrievable on Daughter's MacBook? [more inside]
Recommendations of recent console games for a library collection that would appeal to seniors. [more inside]
NetworkFilter: Total networking n00b needs help with home network. Snowflake! [more inside]
I recently started a refi process with a broker highly recommended by a friend. Everything went swimmingly until our rental unit brought the entire process to a halt. Appraisal fee out the door and no new mortgage. What to do now? [more inside]
Are there "gift certificates" for World of Warcraft? (Bonus Zombies.) [more inside]
ChristmasIsNextSaturday Filter - Looking for a small camera with a swivel screen. [more inside]
What is causing this weird ear pulse? [more inside]
What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
Christmas/birthday gift for a female sophomore West Point (USMA) cadet that will be appreciated, not boring, and not super expensive - google and mefi search are coming up empty! [more inside]
My partner started a business this year. Neither of us have much experience in submitting bids; specifically, we both suck at knowing what to write. [more inside]
Finally got a diagnosis, and after weeks of waiting for new insurance to come through, I got the meds. My only problem? I feel worse on the meds than I did before. Help me survive the holidays! (Maybe TMI!) [more inside]
I want a liberal arts education without going back to school. What should I do? [more inside]
Having received much excellent and helpful advice on how to improve myself in my last question, I then set out to improve myself. Now that I've decided on my goals (and suffered/learned from some mistakes) I present to you my current cardio/weight loss/bodyweight plan, and hope for any advice/additional tips/corrections, and pose some questions that would be nice to have answers to. [more inside]
Need help changing a worsening pattern of self-harm. [more inside]
A year ago I went through a serious manic episode, during which I signed a 24 month O2 phone contract which I can't afford. Is there any chance O2 would cancel the contract if I explain the situation and provide medical evidence?
I have an old Stromberg-Carlson tube amp and I'm looking to replace the large Sprague multi-section capacitor. Of course, it's old and searches for something similar haven't paid off. [more inside]
What should we try at the open bar? [more inside]
Help me find a manual or any other information about this Garland range. Specifically, we need to figure out why it's not working. [more inside]
What should two atheists do for christmas? I will be 2692km away from my family, and 1204 km from my closest friends. My boyfriend is a "christmas is exactly like any other day" kind of guy (for example, he neither wants to receive gifts or give them, because he finds choosing gifts way too stressful), but he loves me and wants me to be happy, so he'll go along with any not-too-over-the-top plan. We also don't have a lot of money. I do want to do *something* nice though, so that I don't feel sad/neglected/lonely/left out, and eating icecream + watching a DVD seems a little too low-key...
I have what I think is probably acute bursitis, and/or shoulder impingement syndrome and the pain has become almost unbearable. Should I go to the walk-in clinic? [more inside]
I'm seeking a creative analogy to explain situations where someone who has a distinct set of skills attempts to apply those skills in a brand new context with the potential for relatively good results if they also acquire new context-specific knowledge and terminology. [more inside]
I'm looking for stories about telling jokes until they are no longer funny. How do people who write comedy tell if the jokes they are writing are still funny after repeating them so many times? I'm interested in hearing more about the short half-life of the joke, and the ways a joke can function after it has lost it's ha-ha-ha. [more inside]
How do I separate my ex's rejection/betrayal from my post-coming out anxieties? [more inside]
My body seems to overreact horribly to minor problems. Am I crazy or is this a documented condition? All the doctors I've seen have shrugged and asked if I was under a lot of stress. [more inside]
Does Freeport, Maine have great sales on clothing before Christmas?
YANAD, but do you know of an excellent diagnostician in the Boston area (or you've had similar symptoms and you think you know a specialist)? [more inside]
Do you know anything about defective Blackberry batteries? Is there a definitive way to tell if a battery is from a defective batch? A list of bad serial numbers? Or a way to tell visually? [more inside]
Help me not freeze my feet off. Where can I buy foot warmers in France? [more inside]
Sprained thumb?- pain and stiffness won't go away. What could it be? Hopefully not a ruptured ligament. [more inside]
What to do with grapefruit-infused simple syrup? [more inside]
After comparing the first few strips from Questionable Content to the most recent ones, I'd like to find others examples of dramatic improvements over time in people's drawing/drafting/cartooning/CGI skills. I'm looking for inspiration as well as some insight into how such improvement was achieved in a given case, if possible.
Why am I so grief stricken? [more inside]
iPhoto 9.0 trashed two years of photos. Although I've gotten some images back, any final recovery suggestions before I need to write over the drive? [more inside]
I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art. [more inside]
What inexpensive equipment can be used to count stem cells in a blood sample? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs that explicitly give advice to make one feel better. [more inside]
Someone left a $125 Target gift card on our car either this morning or last night. Who??? [more inside]
Should I tell my Ex that he should inform future girlfriends that he has Hepatitis B before they have sex? [more inside]
A childhood friend posted some pictures of her children today on Facebook in which it appears that her older child has a common symptom of a type of cancer. Should I contact her about it, or should I stay out of it? [more inside]
My dad wants me to say thank you for a wedding gift that we never got. Should I even though it totally pisses me off? [more inside]
I will be riding a train from Chicago to Boston during the upcoming total lunar eclipse. Am I correct that for best viewing, I should sit by the right-side window so as to see the moon in the south sky? Is the moon likely to rise so high that I won't be able to see it at all at its peak from inside a train?
We frequently find single playing cards outside of our front door. What is going on? [more inside]
You work hard at something and end up creating a piece of art that you consider powerful, moving, possibly even groundbreaking, something that people should be talking about. Then you share it with your friends and some portions of the internet, and no one responds or seems to care. What conclusions do you come to? [more inside]
I am going to be traveling to Thailand to on business for an a while and need advice on business etiquette and also fun things to do and the best places to see. I know there are guidebooks and yet I really enjoy off the beaten track scenes and local color. Should I be worried about safety as an American? This seems silly but bear with me, I just found out today and am trying to digest this....
What kind of medicated chewing gum might a 4-year-old child be chewing at school? [more inside]
Have an existing install of REDHAT on a first partition, I have created a second partition and am trying to use GRUB to install a second OS (happens to be another version of redhat). Please help, or ask for more details if needed. From the GRUB command line how do I make it install on a selected partition.
I need a great appetizer recipe for the annual contest at a holiday cocktail party. There will be serious amateur foodies in attendance. I'm terrible at design, so I'm not even going to try to win Best Presentation. What would you make if you were trying for Best Savory, Best Sweet, or Best Overall? A great drink recipe is a possibility, too--last year my homemade eggnog was runner up for Best Sweet (there was no "Best Boozy" category).
I am going to buy an LED TV with an ethernet connection that says it is netflix, facebook etc compatible. I can run an ethernet cable from my cable modem. Do I need anything else? How do I navigate around? Do I use my remote for selecting movies? Does HULU or VUDU require additional equipment? Any help would be appreciated. Or point me to a website if you know of one. Thanks!
Every time I take the train, just before leaving or entering the station, all the lights go out and it seems like the ventilation shuts off too. A couple minutes later everything comes on again. Why does it do that?
My vet gave me a sample of 99.9% DMSO for my dog's back pain issues. I had never heard of the stuff and was totally fascinated by what I read while researching it. Is there a plot of some kind to keep it criminally underused? [more inside]
How does one officially get rid of a registered handgun in Canada? (asking for a friend) [more inside]
Help me find a funny video clip from the Nutcracker! [more inside]
SQLfilter: Help me solve a problem that's driving me crazy. I'm working with someone else's data, and I've got a seemingly insurmountable select problem that no amount of googling has helped me with so far. [more inside]
Help me find photos of awesome, crazy, asymmetrical, nontraditional, etc haircuts for women with long hair. For a point of reference, I'm looking for something along the lines of the work at WIP Hairport. [more inside]
I just failed my math class (a finance class). I'm smart at math but I don't handle organization well for math-related classes. How can I handle them classes better? [more inside]
How does one arrange power-of-attorney at short notice in North Carolina? [more inside]
What's the best netbook for a 17-year-old boy for Christmas? Yes, I know I am an idiot to be asking this at the last minute. [more inside]
Any adult-use fireplace lighters out there? [more inside]
I'm having trouble figuring out how to handle my stomach pain, please help me. [more inside]
You are familiar with Tokyo. You are giving advice to a first-time visitor who is looking to experience some of the best of what the city has to offer. Where would you have them stay? [more inside]
Help a newbie diabetic export glucose monitor data to a Mac. Triple bonus points for iPad. [more inside]
Help me spend a year spoiling my body and becoming incredibly healthy, fit, gorgeous, and happy :) [more inside]
How do I get my mom to see a therapist? [more inside]
What is the legal way to record room temperature? I need to sue landlord for not heating the apartment. [more inside]
I know there are a lot of really good fruitcake recipes out there. I don't want those recipes. Please help me make a "bad" fruitcake. [more inside]
Is truffle oil a chemical or made from truffles? [more inside]
Coconut water and other "cholesterol-lowering" wonder foods. How to separate out the wacko health-food claims from any legitimate ones? [more inside]
Car Accident Filter: I was rear-ended this week and while I know you are not my insurance agent, doctor or my lawyer, I would greatly appreciated help on what to do next. (More inside) [more inside]
creative design ideas needed for framing a piece of wood carving [more inside]
Can you help me find jewelry like these two pieces? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what song is playing during the introduction of the "Love Thy Neighbor" episode of Wiretap? [more inside]
How do I leave my SO for someone else in the least awful way possible? [more inside]
Workfilter. In California, can a salaried/exempt employee agree to work and be paid for one day of work during a week-long unpaid furlough? [more inside]
how on earth do I clean these crazy floors? The paint isn't sealed - it's floor paint - and the floor isn't totally even. [more inside]
Dementia and the iPad: I've just purchased an iPad for my parents. My mother will take to it instantly, but my father has fairly advanced dementia. I want to load the device with apps he may find engaging. Research has revealed a few lists, but I'd love some suggestions based on actual experience.
Does anyone know where in New York I can buy diabetic friendly/healthy cookies? [more inside]
Tech design recruiters in the Bay Area, please recommend some. [more inside]
My daughter came home from her Christmas party with a bag of treats, including a mini book of puzzles. I'd like help solving/identifying one of them. [more inside]
Do you collect things? What are they and how do you take care of them? [more inside]
Many years ago the answering machine at my parents house received a mysterious phonecall which was two male voices. The first said clearly in a fairly loud tone of voice "Well you should be happy for me..." and the other replied "...I am... but..." The message then cut off. Is this from something, or a reference to something? [more inside]
I am implementing problem management within our business. Looking for a recommended, scalable, configurable problem management tracking tool. [more inside]
Interested in tenant rights: NYC landlord is asking for more money (additional $1000) than security+pet deposit ($2,400)?? [more inside]
What are the best magical duels and battles in literature? Sorcerors blasting each other with lightning bolts, the metaphysical shenanigans of Last Call etc, whatever. I haven't actually read the Harry Potter books, so if there are any particularly good wizard battles in that, do say.
Do I need to start using an accountant? [more inside]
How worried should I be about leaving a laptop in a car for a couple of hours at 35 below (F)? [more inside]
What is your favorite dinner roll recipe? [more inside]
What is the best Christmas-gift for a newly-converted dog person? [more inside]
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
A friend fell in love with a notebook I received as part of a Thank You package. Problem is: the manufacturer only sells this notebook in bulk to companies who want to put their brand on it. Where can I find something similar? [more inside]
What's the original source of the phrase "Wake up, white people" ? [more inside]
Can you recommend home design repurposing/hack resources or ideas? [more inside]
What are some good examples of timelines you've seen online? Bonus points for those that aren't flash based. We're looking at creating a timeline covering approximately two hundred years in about fifty pictures with captions. Give us some design inspiration before the Holidays.
Help me figure out if compact fluorescents are the right lights for my outdoor light fixture? Difficulty: the fixture is on an electric eye, the weather gets really cold in the winter, and the lights will be oriented vertically (with the sockets on the bottom). [more inside]
Restaurant recommendations for Christmas dinner in the Washington, DC area? [more inside]
What do I eat to increase my red blood cells? [more inside]
Help me make a romantic playlist! I'm looking for quirky boy-girl duets that are sweet but with rough edges. [more inside]
Was that a Stealth plane? UFO? Anyone see it? On Wednesday 12/15 my SO in Northern Staten Island saw something in the sky heading South from NYC. She said it was a triangle, very fast and she heard no sound like a jet or chopper. No news reports, nothing on Notify NYC. Maybe it was going to McGuire AFB?
I need a credit card. I am 22, and have never had a credit card. I have no credit. What do I do? [more inside]
I'd like to set up a (small) group blog to share links. [more inside]
Marmoleum Click + Electric Radiant Floor Heat = ? [more inside]
How can I migrate my wife's digital pictures from Photoshop Elements 5 on WinXP to iPhoto 8 and preserve the albums? [more inside]
Does a Turkish edition of Norwegian Wood exist? [more inside]
How old is too old, with regards to my dusty liquor cabinet? [more inside]
Replacement for water-logged iPhone via Internet? [more inside]
What are the best online resources for mahjong? [more inside]
I have finally gone to the dentist after five years of not being able to afford it. The dentist tells me I have gingivitis and need a $300 treatment. My question is... do I? Do I really? [more inside]
There was a website I saw within the last few months (I believe on MeFi) that hosted stories from people in prison in a blog format. I was foolish enough to not bookmark it, and now I cannot find it again. I keep thinking it was called Behind the Bars or something like that, but all of my searches are ending in vain. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Thanks
I'm trying to come up with titles. Where is a site that I can find uses of words that aren't cliches or idioms but common usages? [more inside]
What are some standard ways for a website to interact with a large database? I'm looking for suggestions of tools or programming languages. [more inside]
I'm trying to implement a sorting algorithm in Excel known as "relative placement." Here's the setup: [more inside]
Recently, a friend's beat up old car was stolen the old fashion way - with a screwdriver to the ignition. This made me wonder about auto theft and newer, computer chip laden cars like the 2011 Volvo that I rode in yesterday. Has the computerization of automobiles led to new ways to steal cars? Basically, is there an car thief app for that?
What gift for my new, 15-year-old blind nephew? [more inside]
Where can I find cardboard boxes of the kind used for chocolate truffles, in New York City, today? [more inside]
Where can I learn more about how one's laptop can be remotely used by others, specifically pertaining to keystrokes, text saved in the cloud such as in a blogpost draft or yahoo mail or some such with a particular emphasis on means to identify and secure one's work, even if offline? [more inside]
While in law school, my wife did a drive-along with the police. During the night, there was a high speed chase. She still talks about how thrilling it was. Is there someplace within a couple of hours of Atlanta where she could take an evasive driving class? I've found racetrack/NASCAR experiences, but that's not really what I'm looking for.
Looking for some musical recommendations. Hip hop, dance or other modern genres of music from the Middle East/Africa. [more inside]
I need help coming up with something gracious to write on the 90th birthday card for someone who definitely won't make it to his 91st birthday. [more inside]
Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication? [more inside]
I've connected my PS3 to my iMac using an HDMI converter, but now I'm having sound issues.... [more inside]
Like a lot of families, Christmas will be pretty small in our house this year. I am pretty crafty and I was hoping for some ideas of small, easy presents I can make for my kids. [more inside]
How do you politely shake hands with someone who has an impaired right hand ? [more inside]
An IT recruiters ad for a contract position gives away the company name. Is it better to go through the recruiter or directly to the company? [more inside]
How can I transmit my voice, wirelessly, to 20 people at once, all listening through their own headphones? [more inside]
Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a song by (I think) a San Francisco rapper, originally found it from a YouTube video of beer tours. Longshot follows... [more inside]
How do I find a high-quality hunting trip operator or arranger, for California (preferably in southern California)? I was asked to arrange one for a bachelor party, but haven't the foggiest idea how to find a reputable guide or organizer. I've asked around and googled but with no success. We're looking for a hunt involving a larger animal, but could go smaller or with water fowl depending on the budget. I know there are many who find hunting objectionable (and I'm not exactly a fan, either), but this would mean a lot for the bachelor, and I'd love to make this happen for him. Thanks!
Could anyone suggest a good portable projector? [more inside]
Recommendations for a nickname/pseudonym for business purposes. [more inside]
Looking for puzzles to exercise my brain! [more inside]
Bra Filter: Help me find a super comfy bra for home/errands/sleeping. [more inside]
I need to get a few small .avi files burned onto a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player. Complication: I don't have a DVD burner. Are there any shops in Manhattan that will do it for me while I wait? [more inside]
Help with creating an ePub file for my Nook ereader. This may be a no-brainer for you HTML experts--I want to specify margins to ensure they fit the Nook's screen... [more inside]
Looking for a fun way to say: "you don't owe me that money anymore" [more inside]
What are the weirdest legal news stories of 2010? [more inside]
My mom has moved in... (long post) [more inside]
How can I forget an old friend of mine? [more inside]
I just updated my 3Gs iPhone last night to version 4.2.1, and I can't figure out how to get my custom ringtones back on my phone. Am I missing something (probably...)? [more inside]
I have a bunch of extra cooked kidney beans (I cooked more than I needed for a soup I was making). I estimate I have somewhere between 3 and 5 cups of cooked beans. What should I do with the extra beans? (Besides overthinking them, of course.)
BART/caltrain filter: Where would it be safe to punch a hole in my Clipper transit 'smart' card? [more inside]
I want to stream This American Life while I lay out a giant document. But alas, it won't work. Help me figure out why. This question is a very specific question. [more inside]
How do you deal with flakey friends who do not commit to their own plans? [more inside]
What kind of wood flooring should we get for our new house? Complications: two small kids, largish dog, budget. [more inside]
Urgently searching for a primer on and brief history of telecom regulation the EU. [more inside]
I live in Los Angeles and have Time Warner for my internet connection and Verizon for my cell service. If I buy a WiFi-capable netbook from Verizon, will it pick up the the signal from my wireless router I'm already using at home? If so, does this mean I don't have to pay any monthly charges for having the netbook?
I've been learning to play metal guitar for the last couple months, and my guitar teacher asked me to bring some tabs with (preferably relatively easy) lead parts in A minor pentatonic scale. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Ideas for New Year's Eve in South Florida? Wife and I are driving down to WPB for a week over Christmas and New Years. Last year I asked this question and we had a memorable time in Montgomery. So, hivemind, what you got for South Florida NYE recos? Details inside: [more inside]
I have a reputation in my family for exaggerating or outright lying about things that happened in the past. This reputation is undeserved. What's going on? [more inside]
Is this pain really a UTI? Should I go to the ER? [more inside]
How much will it cost to get my car painted? [more inside]
Do you like using a face pillow for lying on your stomach on a regular bed (i.e. not a massage table)? What kind is it and where can I get one? [more inside]
Is it appropriate to ask for an extension on a final exam due to flu? [more inside]
Photo scanning service near Altadena, CA? [more inside]
How to stop getting stopped when I legally enter the US with my Green Card? Immigration officers pull me out of line and claim I am a former student visa violator. But, they won't tell me how to learn more or fix this. Help! [more inside]
Linux Question: KDE, Gnome, keeping things seperate, the future etc. (Ubuntu/Fedora). [more inside]
Why do I feel like peeing every 5 minutes? [obviously TMI] [more inside]
Is my basil okay even if it's now a different color? [more inside]
I have two hard-drive-less Dell Mini 9s. What is the best way to make some money getting rid of them? [more inside]
A bunch of us nerds like to play PC games together on the living room television, but I'm getting tired of lugging my computer from the office to hook it up in the living room! What would be the easiest/cheapest way achieve the same results while leaving the PC in its place? [more inside]
Starting an on-line family tree: Geni or MyHeritage? [more inside]
What are your tricks for waking up in the morning? [more inside]
Please help me find a thread (from a year or two ago) that consisted entirely of people sharing stories (for the first time ever) of nice things they've done for complete strangers. It was popular at the time, but I can't seem to find it now! [more inside]
In the mechanics of blank verse, why do feminine endings go with eleven-syllable lines? [more inside]
English language filter: Do all nouns have a plural form? If not what is an example of a noun with no plural form?
I'm getting my mother a new monitor for Christmas to replace her 17inch CRT, which she runs at 800x600 because she finds it easier to read. Would the larger pixels of a 24" monitor make it a better replacement than a 22" or would the overall size be disorienting? [more inside]
I live alone in upper Westchester County, NY and have no one local who can watch my dog. Every now and then, I would like to go out at night. Help me find pet care for my dog so I can do this with a clear conscience! [more inside]
Who performed this cover of Bjork's "All is Full of Love"? [mediafire download] I downloaded it off Napster a decade ago. I've searched the interwebs, shazam, secondhandsongs, coversproject, etc. etc., and nothing. Any tips? Might you know this fellow?
I've come to the conclusion that the root of unhappiness/strife, etc. is what goes on inside my own noodle. In addition to meditation (and, with apologies, excluding western religion) how to tame The Monkey Mind? How to better control the quality of one's thoughts?
Can't-remember-book-filter: I read a preview in the back of another book but I can't remember the title or author of either one... [more inside]
Recently a college radio station here played a recording of a man recounting the story of the 1968 United States presidential election in a quasi-biblical radio-preacher style. Please help me find this recording. [more inside]
In light of this picture swirling around the web, it seems timely to revisit the question: what's the best social bookmarking service? Please compare and recommend. [more inside]
Several years ago I left OldCo for NewCo, but maintained a lot of friendships with people from OldCo. NewCo was taken over by XCo, who made a lot of changes. XCo interested OldCo in some products. [more inside]
Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
Webcomic: the technical instructions? [more inside]
Where can I find a rechargeable flashlight that plugs directly into the wall socket without a separate adapter? My father had a flashlight that he loved for gardening and for power outages. It was a normal flashlight that plugged directly into the wall, so he didn't have to worry about cords. The charge lasted more than an hour. Now that that's broken, I'd love to find a suitable replacement for him. Any ideas?
It's my girlfriend's birthday next month, and I'm looking for ideas. She absolutely freaks out in the presence of small, furry cute things, so I'd like to use that as a jumping-off point. [more inside]
Can I still upgrade my copy of Photoshop CS to Photoshop CS4? [more inside]
As a Christmas gift to my parents, I want to hire a company to convert my parent's old home movies on VHS to digital files. My parents and the VHS tapes are located in Ohio and I am in NYC, but I am willing to pay to have the VHS tapes shipped somewhere. I don't need to do this before Christmas, but I do want to know what reputable company will do this and the cost. [more inside]
I’m looking for a very specific fudge recipe that I haven’t made in many years and now can’t find. It makes what I call “old-fashioned fudge”, with more of a crumbly, almost grainy texture than the creamier, gooey fudge. [more inside]
Can I become a better person inside? Not just in actions, but in thoughts? [more inside]
Help me plan a 3-day trip to Joshua Tree (CA). Or alternatively, suggest another really cool natural area to check out in Southern California in late January. I am in my cousin's wedding in the L.A. area and am coming with my girlfriend. We decided to take a few extra days--she's never been to California and I've only ever kept my visits to family time, usually in the OC area. We're renting a car, so we'll have transportation. Is late January a good time to go? Do you have any recommendations for gear rental (doubt I'll be able to climb, unfortunately)? I have gear at home in Michigan, but I'd like to travel light. If you have alternative suggestions--they can be around L.A.--I'd love to hear them. Thanks.
Help me remember the name of a helicopter firefighting game/simulator. [more inside]
Help me find the awesomest router on Earth that's ~$150 or less & that has all of the features that I require. [more inside]
Do you own Creative's D100 or D200 wireless Bluetooth speakers? You do? What's the sound quality like? Would you recommend them? [more inside]
I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
[Laptop Filter question] I need to find a laptop with semi-exact specifications, and I need it by Monday. The kicker is, it must meet the military standard of durability MIL-STD 81OG and be 32-bit with a 15.4" display. I live right between Baltimore and DC. [more inside]
If you enjoy Louis L'amour, what other authors are you likely to enjoy? [more inside]
LongshotFilter + RecommendationFilter: I'm looking for two specific 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzles from my childhood. Descriptions are inside, but since finding them seems unlikely, I'm also looking for recommendations for similar large, difficult puzzles. My tastes in jigsaws run to muted color palettes; I'm trying to branch out from replicas of famous paintings and generic landscapes (although particularly striking architecture is fair game); I prefer photorealism or intricate geometrical or abstract designs, rather than the "giant collection of loosely related objects which is difficult mostly because it's so visually busy" school of puzzles (so, like this, but not this); I'm unlikely to be interested in things smaller than 1000 pieces. I'd prefer specific recommendations if you've got 'em, but links to general suppliers are ok too. [more inside]
How to re-connect with friends while depressed/trying to get over depression? [more inside]
I can't stop picking at my skin. What can I do to try? [more inside]
On the Mac, I love the application Paparazzi for taking full-page screenshots. For a project at work, I'm looking for a similar tool for Windows, or possibly a web service. Ideally, I would like something that has the ability to accept a text file of URLs (as Paparazzi does.) Does such a thing exist for Windows / on the web somewhere?
Please help me find this interview with Reed Hastings, conducted/published in the very early days of Netflix. [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]
I don't have experience with buying jewelry, but want to get my girlfriend a 16 inch, white-gold chain necklace. I'd like it to be sturdy, able to hold a pendant, and within the price range of $100 to $200. [more inside]
Wordsmiths: Is there a commonly used term for a group of ten (people, things)?
Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
Guessing sock size for my large cousin's Christmas present: she needs warm wooly socks, and I know nothing about buying clothes in big sizes. But aren't socks simpler? Somebody please help me out! [more inside]
What is the proper dosage/usage of Dramamine for a dog that gets carsick? I know YANAVet and YANMVet. [more inside]
Is it possible to get a high-quality 15-inch or 17-inch external monitor for my MacBook Air? [more inside]
We're going on an anniversary trip to Palm Springs/Joshua Tree this weekend, and the weather looks like it's going to rain most of the time. Does anyone have any indoor recommendations for Palm Springs (we were planning on the desert zoo) or good restaurants for lunch? Is hiking in Joshua Tree still enjoyable if it does rain or should we find other things to do and hike it just when it's clear? We'll have basic rain jackets.
Recommend me someone who can tell me What Not To Wear in NYC. [more inside]
Librarian advice: What library magazine(s) should a budding librarian subscribe to? [more inside]
What would be a great gift to bring my 4(girl) & 7(boy) year old kids back from Baltimore? [more inside]
Does anyone know how I can get this article from the Reno Gazette-Journal about the Harvey's Lake Tahoe bombing, for free? You can access the depreciated site here, but the links and images are all dead. I searched on their archives, but it looks like you need to buy all the parts of the article separately.
How do I... feel better? [more inside]
Trying to create a Perl or shell script to parse/convert Cisco PIX/ASA logs into a CSV format. Has anyone had any success with this? Since all messages aren't standard, I'm trying to think of the best way to approach this issue. Has anyone had any success, or have a good AWK, Grep, SED, or perl script that can get this done?
Dear fellow MeFites, please help me kickstart my video production business? [more inside]
LA Filter: I'm in Los Angeles on a short trip. I'm staying in Koreatown on Wilshire with NO car. I have an event this evening but have the morning, afternoon, and Friday morning free to explore. What should I do? [more inside]
What could be taking my parcels from the USA such a long time to arrive here in Canada? [more inside]
My Flickr account is totally not popular, and for good reason. It's mostly just a bunch of photos for my parents to look at and I average about 1 visit per day at best.. I looked at my stats recently and, for some reason, 522 people looked at photos, mostly referred from Flickr. WTF? How do I figure out what happened?
NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
I have just recently realized I don't believe in god. It's difficult because my father was a Presbyterian minister. [more inside]
How can we get the meds. we need when our individual plan does not cover them? [more inside]
[Philadelphia Filter] - Bridesburg / Wissinoming area vs. Mayfair [more inside]
What are the best tools for accurately tracking and getting statistics on Twitter hashtags? [more inside]
I need to cook a nice Christmas dinner for nine, in a woefully inadequate kitchen. To make things worse, there's only one table that barely seats six. What can I make that's elegant, festive, and delicious; which requires almost nothing in the way of cooking tools; and is easy to eat from a plate balanced on your lap? [more inside]
11 hour layover in London - how to maximize the tourist experience? [more inside]
Any hope for finding this lost pup? [more inside]
Hey fellow MeFites! I have a question about nerve activity in the body. I'm 19 years old and I was watching a newer 2003 series The Twilight Zone episode where a guy got struck by lightning and had tons of excess electricity going through his body. The doctors were able to release some of the electricity from his body through some medical device. [more inside]
What are some specific, widely held, possibly irrational turn-ons... for those attracted to females. [more inside]
I've lost the charging dock and AC adapter for the Logitech MX Revolution mouse. There's no way to charge this mouse without the dock. I think I can pretty easily build a new dock on my own, I'm just looking for owners of this mouse to answer a technical question to help with construction. [more inside]
Would anyone confirm or deny that the Vodafone store in the Dublin airport is still there? And you can buy a pay-as-you-go phone for around $50 American? And it's near the arrival hall? [more inside]
My Christmas gift to my parents this year is that I have been scanning my baby pictures using a Pandigital Photolink One-touch scanner, which scans individual pictures. I have been saving them to a memory card, and then to my computer. I am trying to figure out the best way to present this to my parents. [more inside]
Thirty Boxes of Books-- Best way to sell thirty boxes of books? [more inside]
Privacy-preserving microphone: does this product exist yet? [more inside]
Where in NYC can I get photo books printed cheap and ASAP? Or any other quick ways of getting a nice-looking, bound book? [more inside]
What dose of Valerian (in capsule or other form) has worked for you, for sleeplessness? [more inside]
Legal writing/law school filter: As a 2L, I have a few legal writing books that I had to buy for my first year writing course. I'm curious which ones I could (should?) get rid of, and/or suggestions for others. [more inside]
If I am a qualified claimant for a Class Action Lawsuit regarding an Illegal Strip Search in the state of IL, and am eligible for a payment of anywhere from $700-$1000, do you believe that is fair? or should I "opt out" and try to recover damages with my own attorney?
What easy and entertaining fiction books can I buy? The genre is teen/adult sci-fi/Magic/Mysterious, for example Swan Song, The Hunger Games... [more inside]
Method to automatically print or download PDFs from a website. [more inside]
Help me figure out what specs I need on a netbook with these idiosyncratic demands, under $400. [more inside]
What is going on with my XP file windows? [more inside]
Looking for sleek, classy, non-tacky interior design inspiration from the 1970's. [more inside]
Advise on dealing with a socially isolated 16 year old who is smoking pot by himself? Please help. [more inside]
I was looking through the pictures on my BF's iPhone this morning, and I found a few pictures of his ex girlfriend that he had saved recently. He claims that he has no feelings for her. Should I be worried? [more inside]
How might I go about finding a psychiatric service dog? [more inside]
Using cell phone with T-Mobile and wondering - do names and the number show up on a landline Caller ID?
I really want to fill out a book like this ... but for my sibling. Does something like what I want exist? Does anyone have any experience with books of these kind or know of one that would work in a non-romantic context?
How difficult is it to land a job at an investment bank? [more inside]
Can anyone point me toward advice designed to help undergraduates decide if they should get an MFA / MA / other post-graduate degree in visual art? [more inside]
InDesign & InCopy hell, please help me. [more inside]
Why don't Westerners like Asian desserts? [more inside]
Interesting uses for file cabinets? [more inside]
I need healthy grab-and-go breakfast ideas. [more inside]
How do I (from the U.S) secure documentation proving that my destination wedding in Italy actually took place? [more inside]
What is the field of study or classification system for indexing glyphs by their visual characteristics?
What is the field of study or classification system for indexing glyphs by their visual characteristics? [more inside]
Link to 306 page book in embedit.in which I want in a pdf. format. Can't do this with cute pdf as it tells me adobe keeps crashing. This is the only copy of his book I know anywhere, as the National Library of Colombia in Bogota does not have a copy. I am not very technical but I try. I use Firefox in XP and would greatly appreciate any help or if someone knows how to do this can they download it for me and send possibly using yousend it. Email in profile. Special Santa standing by !
Why won't my webcam work on the web anymore? [more inside]
I've been working in the same job since college for several years now, and am starting to feel the "what else is out there" itch that I'm sure isn't uncommon for someone approaching 30. I feel like I want to spend several months roaming the world, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it for the right reasons, and if I'm fully evaluating the cost/benefit aspect. [more inside]
Recommendations for a couples therapist in the SF Bay Area who specializes in working with couples in poly relationships? [more inside]
What kind of data do I need to be keeping track of as I go, so its easily available when I need to send out resumes? (dog training) [more inside]
Does a widget exist for Android to jump instantly to any home screen with one touch? [more inside]
It's kind of uncomfortable at times, being a female professional in a male-dominated work environment where most of the female employees are on the other side of the business-coin as support staff (less education and pay). Was yesterday's incident somewhat sexist or am I being an educational elitist? [more inside]
Looking for a fun Toronto neighbourhood. Special constraints: commuting to Markham. [more inside]
Builders and contractors: is there anything that can be done, after-the-fact, about very uneven, sloped concrete floors? [more inside]
Some months back I was contacted by a publisher, and they requested permission to put my kitteh's photograph in their book - The Lolcat Bible. Of course I said yes. I received a copy, with my cat on page 116, and I was thrilled...til the book went missing. I recently got a hold of another copy of this book, and my cat? Missing. What the heck? I cannot find any evidence of different versions online. Can you help me find another copy of the one they sent? [more inside]
Is there an iPhone app that can be shared across multiple users/phones to manage kids' allowances? [more inside]
Trying to separate the wheat from the chaff in the world of Mystery Theater. [more inside]
How do you tell the same important story again and again without it becoming a stale 'bit'? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
Am I entitled to a half-day's pay in California when my employer cancels my shift due to weather? [more inside]
Is there a name for the sort of radical skepticism that results from accepting Kripke's interpretation of Wittgenstein but rejecting his solution to the rule-following paradox? [more inside]
SongIdentityFilter: Italian-language and funny noises song. "Commedia" Anyone?? [more inside]
Montreal Filter: My bright, theatre/gaming (adult) geek brother is coming for the period between boxing day and new years. He likes jazz, live theatre, musical theatre, good food, tea and tabletop RPG. What can I take him to see/do with him during this awkward period of vacation? Also, men's clothing shopping? [more inside]
I'm leaving my job at an environmental foundation after 5 years. My last day is tomorrow, and the 15 people in the office are starting in a new office space on Monday. I'm probably going to write individual cards to a few people, but what's a good gift for the whole group? They're overstocked with chocolate, plants, and cut flowers.
I'm a freelance graphic designer and I need a great (and reasonably friendly) accountant in the NYC area. Maybe an online/remote accountant would be ok too? I don't feel the need to see someone in person, but I'm not sure a far-off accountant would be familiar enough with NY/NJ tax laws. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Adult staying at home to help financially support parents, parents split up, total financial chaos ensues... NOW how/when am I going to become an independent, grown-up adult? [more inside]
Help me help my nephew build a collaborative online system for his college dorm floor. [more inside]
I've embedded my Shoutcast stream into my website using Windows Media Player. How can I get it to show track information? [more inside]
Latin filter: I am taking a basic Latin course and am having a heck of a time memorizing case endings. Does anyone have any tips for memorizing these? I tried flash cards, which work really well for vocab, but not so well for cases. Do I just need to write them out hundreds of times?
I'm lookin for the perfect web based To-Do solution for my company. [more inside]
Please give me some external validation that my supervisor's need for reassurance is really not ok, and advise on how to disguise my extreme discomfort. [more inside]
PhilosophyFilter: Which English language translation of Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung should I read? [more inside]
A photographer I work with looks alarmingly similar to Chuck Norris. Can you please submit your best photo-related Chuck Norris facts? This website does not have any answers regarding photography.
My soon-to-be-ex girlfriend is moving out. How do I keep myself sane the next month? [more inside]
What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
What creative, fun and affordable things could I fill 2" capsule vending machine with designed specifically for my girlfriend? [more inside]
Help me install numpy (the python numerical computing module) on an Amazon EC2 instance! [more inside]