June 2007 Archives
After I installed a new hard drive on my laptop my DVD burner/player no longer works, but plays and burns CDs just fine. [more inside]
I need your help to decide which computer to buy - Macbook Pro 15" or the Dell Dimension XPS 1330. [more inside]
Is there a method/program for limiting a guest's access to my computer to -only- a web browser (no start menu, programs, file directories, etc.)? [more inside]
Is there anywhere in the Inland Empire area or in Los Angeles that buys secondhand wedding dresses? [more inside]
Do I really need to use Outlook if I buy an iPhone? [more inside]
I applied for a job a couple of years, and didn't get it. I just saw another posting for the same job. How can I get it this time? [more inside]
Do "skinny jeans" look silly on a 40+ year-old? [more inside]
I have quite a few books that I bought used that have cracked spines. They're not to the point where I need to rebind them, but I'd like to do everything I can do to keep them from reaching that point. Suggestions? [more inside]
Khaki pants— $50 or less solution to fix girlfriend's khaki pants. Went through laundry with detergent on top; got orangish bleach stains. Dye? Some sort of hot soak with other khakis?
Why is there no such thing in the US as a successful national fast food franchise for venison? [more inside]
Best (free/cheap) Mac screensavers? No Electric Sheep. [more inside]
Can I do what I want next summer (namely, be a summer camp counselor) and not kill my options for the future (namely, going to grad school)? [more inside]
I've had sinus pain for about 11 days now, and I've tried about everything (details below). Suggestions? [more inside]
What should I do about my dad's WoW addiction? [more inside]
SO my laptop was stolen... [more inside]
Does anyone else experience or know anything about post-ejaculatory pain in the testicles? My (first opinion) doctor is stumped. (Hint: It's not blue balls and I'm also infertile) [more inside]
I'm looking for a sleek web design company in New York City. [more inside]
I'm looking for an alternative to Windows Explorer. Specifically, I would like there to be 2 trees, and 2 related panes, either in a horizontal or vertical arrangement. [more inside]
I live in brooklyn, have a dog and i want to bring him to an (ocean) beach [more inside]
How's AT&T/Cingular reception in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Any 'real' success stories with getting water/mildew stains out of an oak hardwood floor? [more inside]
People drank from a rumen. Although no-one died, is it really okay? [more inside]
If one were looking for random army/navy surplus stuff in NYC, where might one find it? [more inside]
My female friend's car was pulled over yesterday, and marijuana was found. They released her with some conditions. She is getting a lawyer, but we are wondering if what occurred is common, and where she should go from here. [more inside]
"Simple" iTunes question -- why do some covers get grouped together and others do not? [more inside]
How can I murder my fridge in a way that rules out foul play? [more inside]
I keep finding slug trails in the house, but I can't find the slugs. [more inside]
Could birth control cause a phobia to rear its ugly head? [more inside]
Can you recommend some good movies to watch that will utilize my surround sound, but won't put me to sleep? [more inside]
Help me with my Amazon refund snafu! [more inside]
I want to be a Pepper, but caffeine gives me headaches. [more inside]
Wargame filter: I am starting a game of Here I Stand (by GMT) in a little over an hour, and I have lost an important card! Can anyone who owns the game post me the text? [more inside]
I'm going to London for the first time in years for the week of July 8-15. What are some good venues for seeing good, local bands? [more inside]
Did I buy faulty memory? [more inside]
Who owns the copyrights to a web / software project that we develop for a client? How much should we charge for exclusivity, ie serving only that ONE client in the market? [more inside]
I recently bought “Google Maps Applications with PHP and AJAX” and am already having a problem with the first chapter. Going over KML files and how they can be used to mark certain areas on a Google Map, the book gives an example of multiple points in Toronto. I followed the same example to try and mark a point in Yokosuka, Japan. When I view the Toronto example, it works fine. When I try my Yokosuka example, it just displays a point marker on a blank grey background; the map never loads. [more inside]
The dock for my second-generation ipod shuffle was on the floor next to my bed and I stepped on it this morning. Oh my god, the pain... [more inside]
Just a few hours ago we learned that my SO of 7 years has a brain aneurysm. [more inside]
Help me trust my gut instinct, and not feel bad about using stereotypes, in regards to teaching to pretty much life in general. [more inside]
ExcelFilter: How do I display the sum within that column without resulting in a "circular reference" error?
ExcelFilter: How do I display the sum within that column without resulting in a "circular reference" error? [more inside]
i just got a nokia n95 phone. what kinda cool stuff can i do with it? [more inside]
Can I rebuild my lung capacity? And how? In the past two years, I have gone from being a high-level aerobic athlete - one to three hours daily of bike riding or running - to doing almost nothing. The reason? Respiratory problems. It started with asthma, went on to sinus infections, then two cases of pneumonia. I've had two sinus surgeries in the past six months. The good news is I am feeling better. The bad news is that my wind is shot... [more inside]
How many is a few? Ms. 71 thinks it to be three exactly. I disagree and think the term is relative.
My OB has put me on "light activity" due to IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) and a shortened ("funneling") cervix. He specifically said: No strenuous activity. No heavy lifting. I can go places as long as I drive and do not walk. I should stay off my feet as much as possible, and sit with my feet up. I should not take walks. He says this is "almost bedrest, but not quite". This all seemed self-explanatory when I was at the office, but now I'm not exactly sure what I need to be doing. [more inside]
Where can I order Del Monte Fruit Naturals Red Grapefruit by the case and maybe get a discount? (http://www.delmonte.com/Products/FruitItem.asp?id=54) I usually buy a few of these from the grocery store but they are only 8oz each and cost so much. But I love this fruit and it's so easy for me to take to work for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Help me figure out if I blew it with my new guy, or if there's hope, and if there's anything I should do about it. [more inside]
What did we hear at the record store? It was like Avril Lavigne meets Panic at the Disco.. but it was neither. [more inside]
please, help my pregnant wife with her bronchitis [more inside]
For several years I've had this small lump in my right earlobe. It's firm, but not hard, and it doesn't hurt or anything. I'm just stumped as to what it might be. Any ideas?
Why do I get so many friend requests from people I don't know on Facebook? [more inside]
What's the easiest to use, slickest, best looking MAME for Windows XP? [more inside]
Very touchy situation with my ex almost but not quite boyfriend. Any and all insight appreciated. [more inside]
Does Triple-Sec alcohol need to be chilled? [more inside]
Any Canadians tried tigerdirect.ca? [more inside]
My boyfriend loves movies, but doesn't want to make them. What careers should he investigate? [more inside]
What's up with my eye? [more inside]
Does anyone have any input on the dating prospects, histories, etc. of an only sibling of a mentally retarded person? [more inside]
My external drive has gone pfft. Now what? [more inside]
Some co-workers of mine are Vietnam era veterans. Most of them have sent their kids to really great universities and colleges using their VA benefits. My Dad's a Vietnam vet, and I worked a bunch of jobs just to afford a car and junior college. Did I get screwed? [more inside]
What is a good (free or low-cost) program to mine text from large numbers of patents? [more inside]
Who do you go to for PC help? [more inside]
My cat loves to smell my eye. [more inside]
What is the origin of the phrase "we are all [blank] now"? The earliest 'famous' usage I'm aware of is Nixon's "we are all Keynesians now," but I don't know if that was really where it started.
Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
Interesting profit-sharing schemes or payment incentives for programmers? What can my boss give me to make me work more efficiently? [more inside]
Is it wise to take Pantocip, an Indian "generic" proton-pump inhibitor, instead of Protonix? [more inside]
How can I prevent a basketball from going over my fence and into my neighbor's yard? [more inside]
Trouble with sound module - I just want to play piano! [more inside]
What is the best way to embed a Google Map of a business's location, including a link to driving directions? [more inside]
DivorceFilter: Am I being too nice to my soon-to-be ex? What do you make of this situation? [more inside]
I have an inflammation in my gum plus what looks like popcorn sort of stuck inside... [more inside]
I need/want to talk to a counselor or therapist soon about a multitude of things. My insurance doesn't really cover therapy and I have one option for getting free counseling, but it would be somewhat "specialized" and not answer all of my questions. [more inside]
My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
Uh... I'm a mac user, on adium. When I log into gmail via browser, the chat option within the browser doesn't work. So besides the fact that someone else might be in my email account, is there any reason I'd see myself pop up in the gtalk list of my Adium account? I've used adium for a long time and this is the first time this has happened. I have never given my password away to anyone, and just want to see whether this anomoly has happened to anyone else, or advice as to how I might look into this.
I thought I was a Mac geek, but I'm beginning to think I'm not. Can one take an Intel iMac, plug in an external monitor and TOTALLY DISABLE the internal screen? I'm beginning to think it's not possible.
[Networking filter] 2 PC's, Router on ADSL: PC 1: Cannot browse the web, can ping IP, can ping address, can use MSN. PC 2: Works normally. Sniffer shows odd results... [more inside]
Does anyone know what's up with Rustboy? He announced last January that big things were afoot, but not a peep has come out since then.
Can you help me find the original publisher of the educational short film featuring Rusty the narcoleptic dachsund? [more inside]
I've re-connected with an old flame, who is now divorced. He's been off-limits for so long, but now wants to come visit me. I'm thrilled. I'm single. But I can't stop worrying that it will somehow fall apart and not happen. [more inside]
Help me help a friend lift heavy things using pulleys and a ramp. [more inside]
Help! I'm running a pie contest Sunday. I need pointers on how to set it up. [more inside]
Can you help me change careers? I'm a chemical engineer. I did well in school, got good grades, went back for a doctorate, graduated, got a job in a big company with a cozy salary and nice perks. And then, two years later, I hit a wall. I went through an "America Beauty" moment. I stopped enjoying what I do and found myself almost everyday running home to learn/work on software, to what my wife calls "computer stuff". [more inside] [more inside]
Can you recommend movies which implements camera work which focuses on and then expands / zooms-in on a person's iris? [more inside]
I have just moved from Berkeley, CA to Austin, TX and have to move my TV service with me. We were using DirecTV in Berkeley and I was perfectly happy with my (hacked) HR10-250 HD TiVo unit. Now I am faced with a choice. D*, cable or Dish? What service do I go with if I want to have TiVo and HD? I seem to be screwed in one way or another. More inside... [more inside]
I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Does this sound like a scam? I want to sublet for 1 month while I am travelling overseas. I answered an ad and got an odd message. It sounds like the person needs to extend his lease in order to sublet. He wants 1/2 month up front. [more inside]
Due to several simultaneous personal disasters (romantic, financial, social, professional), I need to deal with my (long-standing) anxiety problems right away. Please help me find the resource I need -- I live in Somerville MA (near the red line, but have no car), would prefer free or a sliding scale, and would like to be prescribed medication. I'm not sure what assistance I might qualify for, I make ~$35K. Its very difficult for me to get time off of work, so I'd prefer to be seen on a weekend or after 5:30 on a weekday. I also have a ton of fear about the idea of seeing a therapist in the first place. GLBT resources would be appropriate, but not required. This seems impossible. Thanks for any advice.
Has anyone read Thoreau's "Walden"? Does he mention whether, and how he cuts his own hair?
My wife has landed a job as a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. In anticipation of moving in August, we are visiting to look at apartments next weekend. What neighborhoods/areas (or specific locales) can you recommend for a young academic/professional couple on a budget? Some factors that we think add to a location: cultural amenities like book stores, music shops, good food, and music venues. We have read about Ghent and will check it out, but are there other neighborhood to look into as well?
Buying an Nvidia graphics card... which manufacturer to go for? Does it make a difference? [more inside]
Is my new PC dead already? [more inside]
Can you help me get dressed? [more inside]
I'm looking for an old movie. William Shatner was definately in the move. It was black and white. More inside [more inside]
Why does my T-Mobile cell phone respond with "Access denied" when I send an SMS text message to short codes (such as 46645 for info from Google)? [more inside]
I need help locating a karaoke version of a song. Can anyone help? I'm running out of time. [more inside]
Digtialcamerahive: Anyway to UN-delete photos from a memory chip? Lost images of a Europe trip are in the balance here, lots of memories and we think we deleted them unknowingly. HELP!!
I know what I enjoy doing - but my profession doesn't reflect it. Can you help me identify my best profession match, based on what gives me gratification? (more inside) [more inside]
Chairs and other things that can hang from a high ceiling... suggestions? [more inside]
Tubal ligation during c-section? [more inside]
I have a personal blog running under Movable Type. I want to move to WordPress. I've exported the existing entries to a text file, so that's good. However, a couple years ago my previous MT install tanked (similar to this). I cannot access it. I have several years worth of posts that are stuck in a database that I can't get to. I've been gradually moving these by hand to my existing MT install, but that's a pain in the ass. Is there some automated way to crawl/scrape the existing HTML files in order to retrieve these "lost" entries? Some way to break back into a corrupt MT database? Some way to repair it? (The install is BerkelyDB-based.) [more inside]
I went see Lyle Lovett & his Large Band last night and they did a song with a line about corn growing in Indiana. "Her First Mistake" mentions Alabama and Louisiana. Texas shows up in multiple songs, such as "That's Right (You're Not from Texas)." And of course there's "North Dakota" (which he did not perform last night). What other U.S. states does he mention in which of his songs? How about cities or other place names?
I would like to rent a 3G GPRS data card for a month in New York City. I live in the city, and would like to pick it up today. My Googleing only reveals similar services abroad. Does anyone know if such a service exists in NYC?
How do I rip just parts of a DVD to a format suitable for YouTube, and not the entire DVD? [more inside]
What New York City health clinics, or women's centers, or whatever -- ideally with a sliding scale -- offer Implanon (contraceptive arm implant)? [more inside]
I have an appoinment with a personal shopper next week at a high end department store in NYC--what should I expect? [more inside]
How can a deaf person communicate with a blind person? [more inside]
How can I change Firefox so that Shift + Enter turns a URL of "example" into an address of www.example.co.uk rather than www.example.net?
How can I do cheap temperature logging? Is Arduino a good choice? [more inside]
Where can I find Japanese candy made with stevia? [more inside]
Journalistic standards aside, should I use my subject's first or last name in a magazine profile? [more inside]
ChestPainFilter: I am breathless and my lungs ache after I carry my backpack, even for short intervals. [more inside]
Online resources for learning African fingerstyle guitar? [more inside]
Help me find cool / useful / interesting keyrings... [more inside]
Economist filter: How exactly does the fed set interest rates? [more inside]
Please give me your interpretation of the Japan storyline in Babel... [more inside]
Graphic design and/or photoshop question. I'm designing a T-shirt, and I need to prepare/convert a photo I have of a car so that it is more T-shirt-ish. What I mean is, the photo is, well, photorealistic. Cars on shirts are usually sort of cartoony. Though I don't want to mess with the dimensions of the car and make it squished and bouncy looking. I just need the car to be less colors, or outlined, or ... something. I can't even really describe what I mean. Take a look at these images of T-shirts. [more inside]
Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
Help me post personal game statistics online [more inside]
A web site with lots of useful information recently went offline, but the cached pages are still available from Google. Is there a program (for either OS X or Windows) that will automatically save all of the cached pages on Google associated with a particular domain?
Guitar Filter: On a 6 string electric guitar playing blues or rock, have you ever strung the same gauge on all three lower strings and the same gauge on all three upper strings? What did it sound like, and did you like it? How about the playability? [more inside]
I think I need to get back into therapy, but I also think that therapy doesn't work. [more inside]
Shoe issues-- My Earth shoes are ripping my feet apart. [more inside]
I need the best alarm clock to wake up my impossible-to-wake sister. Issue: it can't wake ME up, in the next room. [more inside]
Law Schools. Cardozo or Brooklyn? Must decide by tomorrow, and really I am still (somehow) not sure. I'm leaning, but I want to query the hive mind before I commit. [more inside]
How can I finish strong? How can I maintain the same discipline that I have at the beginning and middle of a project or goal once I start to near the end? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way for me to buy 20-40 bulldog clips, probably in various sizes? I'm in Montreal. [more inside]
What are the must-have research tools for the planning and buying of online advertising? I'm talking about tools that will show where money is being spent, who is advertising where, what sites are frequented by what demographics, etc.
Can you recommend outstanding wineries in or around Willamette Valley, Oregon? [more inside]
Should I load my body with antibiotics for three weeks? [more inside]
Does anyone here have experience with severe depression following a permanent (partially but significantly) disabling injury at a young age (late teens, early 20's)? [more inside]
We have tickets to a sporting event. It's a big-deal, nationally televised sort of thing. We'd like to re-sell these tickets for more than we paid, and need some advice. [more inside]
Suppose I wanted to rig up the phone in my office at work such that I could access all of the phone's functions from someplace else, not on the office PBX...like, say, at home. Is this possible, and how? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, but affordable place in Manhattan (preferably near Soho) where I can learn how to salsa dance, without requiring me to bring my own partner?
we're teachers, going to Florence, Italy, looking for local teachers. what is our best chance to meet them? [more inside]
Help me remember the name of this British cartoon show. It starred a bunch of little blue guys that had noses like faucets. That's all the information I have. Good luck!
Is there a decent wireless USB hub on the market? [more inside]
I am looking for some good hiking trails near NYC that are easily accessible via public transportation that aren't too long (over 6 miles total) or too steep (no Breakneck Ridge for me yet, thanks). I am also looking for a good hiking club to join in NYC. [more inside]
best night out with a special girl in melbourne australia [more inside]
Where should I vacation the week of July 8? [more inside]
What should I be looking for during a home inspection? I'm a first-time buyer and will be there for the inspection tomorrow. What should I be looking at while the inspector is looking? Will I be following him/her around or do you generally leave them alone to do their thing? [more inside]
All the cool people at work smoke. What's a perfect excuse to go join them outside and chat when I don't personally want to suck cancer into my lungs? [more inside]
Mythology (?) question: I'm looking for a story or creature that must destroy or consume itself in order to either become stronger or to reveal its true form/essence. [more inside]
Where can a guy get a good turkey sandwich (the carved-right-off-the-bone kind) in NYC? [more inside]
Help identify an awesome blues song sung by two guys. It is performed by two men, the harmony resembles Taj Mahal's Queen Bee (and he may be one of the performers, but I couldn't identify the song by looking at his discography). I remember some of the lyrics... [more inside]
Can someone tell me how to find a good health insurance broker in LA, or recommend one you've used? Finding individual health insurance here is MUCH more difficult than I expected it would be, seeing how I'm extremely healthy. I need to find a professional to help me with this! [more inside]
What software should I use to write a VCD? [more inside]
How do YOU bakhoor? [more inside]
How do you cope when you seem to be surrounded on all sides by ineffectiveness and apathy ? [more inside]
I'm looking for French films featuring American characters in France. The years I'm most interested in are between 1945 and around 1970, but if there's something more contemporary I'd be glad to know about it too. I've already looked at a bunch of Jean-Luc Godard's films; now I'm looking to branch out.
ChildhoodMemoryFilter: can you help me identify this old science-fiction film? [more inside]
For Halloween this year I'd like to dress up as Vince Noir from the TV show Mighty Boosh. However, after searching high and low on the internet, I can't seem to find a wig to buy that matches his hair on the program(me). Can anyone link to a suitable item? Much obliged.
Want to hear Japanese language haiku - audio or audio with video [more inside]
Looking for an abandoned/public military base or old airstrip, for crazy driving experiences and to teach a friend some things [more inside]
What is the stringy seaweed in seaweed salad? [more inside]
Cellswapper, anyone? [more inside]
What do I need to know about the queue at Wimbledon? In particular, what kind of tent should I bring? [more inside]
What is the best method for cleaning broken eggs off of grass during an event? This must be done in a timely manner over a fairly large area, with the help of 4 people. [more inside]
I'm completely addicted to Chimay Blanche (white label, or Cinq Cents), but it's so expensive! [more inside]
Why is it so hard for me to do the things I need to do to make my life better? How can I motivate myself to get my shit together? [more inside]
Where to go from London for a few days of vacation? [more inside]
I want to run a mail server on my computer so that I can feed email from different POP accounts into an IMAP account. The weird part is I don't care to access by IMAP over the web, but I do want to POP it into GMail. Confused? Me too. [more inside]
PDXCommuteFilter: What have I gotten myself into? [more inside]
What is a blackout gag? [more inside]
Please help my sex life... I have been with my partner for two years and I love him very much. Our sex life has never been as good as what I aspire to- but, I have hoped, until recently, that it had the potential- and I am more than willing to patiently work towards something more fulfilling- but I am at a loss here... [more inside]
I'm trying to find out the name of a British comedy show I saw on PBS once, but I only have a few details about it. [more inside]
I need a CMS that will allow me to do the following: [more inside]
Do you know of any forum or support groups where lifecasting life streaming online people hang out to share information?
Lifecasting life streaming forum or support groups to share ideas with? [more inside]
Can someone translate a couple of Dutch sentences for me? [more inside]
Where to buy a quick disconnect Ethernet cable that will just pop open if tugged like those found on X-Box controllers? [more inside]
Other than Yahoo Groups, can you recommend something like it--a virtual classroom--that I can use to conduct an e-class with assignments etc. Thank you!
I need a good PHP script or some other solution for managing a large number of external links on a web page. [more inside]
Help me identify tools and resources for learning 6502 assembly language. [more inside]
How does one groom oneself for development/aid work in developing countries? What are your experiences (or resources for experiences) landing positions with NGOs, and the difference between bottom-up and top-down approaches for contact? [more inside]
Suggestions for an inexpensive and fun honeymoon? [more inside]
I've spent the total amount of my dental benefits for this year. The insurance company cannot increase these, or sell me additional coverage. Can anyone direct me to a source for additional dental insurance so my teeth don't rot out before the first of the year?
Is the HelpMyBabye.com type of site (mentioned on the front page)legal in the United States? [more inside]
Can you identify the disco song and the artist from this short music clip? [more inside]
Why do I look pregnant when I get my period? [more inside]
What am I doing wrong? Either I've got the worst metabolism in the world, or my body *likes* being fat. [more inside]
I'm not even thirty and the sex is terrible. Am I the only person with this problem and what should I do about it? Apologies, there is... [more inside]
How do you make hash browns so that they don't all stick together?
Someone, O someone, please tell me more about the person in this picture. (Referenced here, and apparently something of a meme I missed out on...)
Facebook frustration. I am extremely new to Facebook, and got a friend request notification by email. However I see no such person in my Facebook account. [more inside]
I have a Dish Network satellite dish + satellite receiver that I never returned after I cancelled my contract with them. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
Help identify this martial arts movie [more inside]
Is there a way to set itunes to autocomplete the track name field? [more inside]
What's the best way to get from Charles de Gaulle to Disneyland Paris? [more inside]
A sick twist on scam e-mails. Is it worthwhile to do anything about this threatening, extorting e-mail? Has anyone else gotten anything like this? [more inside]
Which Bollywood movie should I watch on my birthday? [more inside]
"In any case it is not possible to login" -- GNOME, ubuntu [more inside]
Please help me find some good mysterious images for students to write to. [more inside]
I recently noticed what appears to be a slightly swollen (pea-sized) lymph node on the left side of my neck, about halfway up the neck. I first noticed it about 5 days ago. I can feel another node next to it, but on the right side of my neck, I can feel only one node in the same place. I don't have any other symptoms that might suggest lymphoma (itching, fever, night sweats, fatigue, weight loss). The swollen node does not feel hard or fixed, and it hasn't changed size. Is there cause for concern? I do have a blemish that I've sort of been picking at on the left side of my neck, so could that be the cause of the swollen node? I guess it's possible that this node has always been there but I haven't noticed it before. I do have hypochondriac tendencies. I'm 26 and had mono about four years ago.
Squash season just isn't the same without the sauce! Please help us locate a supply of this rare Japanese sauce.
Can anyone help locate a seemingly rare Japanese sauce? [more inside]
Best book for "learning" English grammar? [more inside]
Feeling better in dry conditions and sick in humid places: common? [more inside]
So, I've agreed to drive a group of people to Longleat Safari Park this weekend. It's been in the diary for months, but the weather forecast is not good. If you've been to Longleat before - is the bad weather going to spoil the trip? should we reschedule?
What are the essential documents that all (software dev) projects should include? [more inside]
CarNameFilter: Help me name my car please... [more inside]
I tend to sweat a lot on hot days and occasionally this ends up ruining nice shirts with pit stains. I've read plenty of threads about deodorants and anti-perspirants that could be helpful, but maybe I should address my long armpit hair. I can see both sides: More hair means more surface area for deodorant and keeps sweat from running (I think). Less hair means less surface area for sweat to stick onto but gets the deodorant closer to the pores. What's the way to go? I'm not considering shaving my pits, but more or less trimming them down short.
After a short but hitherto blameless existence, my cat has started randomly peeing around the house. Help me figure out if it's health or behavioural issues! [more inside]
What is the most intellectually challenging question you have ever been asked that is not knowledge specific? [more inside]
Slow metabolism and exercise. How do you combine the two? [more inside]
What's the best way of designing a modular webpage that is intended to be used by plugins? [more inside]
FontFilter: What font is this (pic inside)? [more inside]
Do you know any of these songs? Do these lyrics sound familiar? [more inside]
Things to do, see and avoid on the island of Sardinia? [more inside]
Looking for agent of Peter Davis, made Vietnam documentary "Hearts and Minds" in the 70s. [more inside]
Electrical Engineers / Computer Hardware Enthusiasts: Replace fuse in a computer power supply? [more inside]
Soundblaster problem: WinXP. The device, even after reinstall, does not appear [more inside]
What are some good books on Postmodernist literature? [more inside]
A postage meter was moved from a branch office in California to an office in Vermont. The machine has yet to be updated. Specifically, it still prints "sent from 90210" instead of "sent from 05602." Will the post office in Vermont return the metered mail because of this zip code discrepancy?
T-Mobile's Unlimited International Email add-on for BlackBerry currently offers data service in "90 countries and locations." Is there such a thing as a single map showing these 90 countries and locations? If not, what's my most efficient way to make one myself? [more inside]
New Private Pilot help: I'm trying to take the FAA written exam, I've been doing lots of self study, read plenty of books, taken and passed a dozen free online practice test, and am ready for the real thing but am now being told I need some sort of "ground school endorsment"....? [more inside]
My dog found a baby bird. What kind of bird is he and what do I do with him? [more inside]
I'm going back on the pill again and wondered what the best course of action is... [more inside]
Has anyone here worked in fast food? How common is it for cooks to "mess" with food? Was it more common than you wanted to see, or did nobody bother with such shenanigans? I emphasize this question is about fast food, not traditional restaurants, and I'm wondering how much stock to put in those stories that sometimes make the rounds.
How do I adapt to unexpected and unclear changes in roles for myself and my immediate colleagues? A new person has joined my small department (we build and maintain web sites) and I was surprised to find out my boss has plans for this person to take on some responsibilities that I wanted.. and had thought I'd be assuming.. but now I don't know what to think. More detail follows.. [more inside]
What are some great (and not so great) Australian inventions? [more inside]
I flew with JetBlue last month. Some small items were missing from my luggage when I arrived at my destination. I am trying to figure out how far I want to go with this to try to 1) get reimbursed for lost/stolen items and 2) get them to make their legal documents reflect their actual policies. I'd like some advice from people who have dealt with airlines and their luggage policies to help me strategize. [more inside]
I am looking for a career coach geared toward the legal profession. I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. I also have a background as a criminal prosecutor. I am interested in an unbiased assessment of my carreer (e.g., where I am vs. where I should be), business development advice, etc.
What are your suggestions for ice cream makers, fruit sorbet recipes, and Italian ices? [more inside]
How can we overcome unhappiness in our relationship? [more inside]
A stretch mark is appearing over my hip tattoo. Can I do anything to save it? [more inside]
Has any historically "Third World" country other than the Asian Tigers managed to approach "First World" standards of Quality of Life? Any nations poised for improvement in living standards that might put them there? [more inside]
Are there any good Japanese radio stations on the internet which are not J-Pop? [more inside]
Can our Sydney landlord really demand that we get rid of our cat? [more inside]
Online marketing - tools for keeping track of the tools? [more inside]
What should I do with my new Dremel tool? [more inside]
Are mutton chops professional? [more inside]
I'd like to learn more about print design and typography (I think. I'm not sure if these are the right terms). [more inside]
Searching through the tags, I don't think this has been asked before. I'm looking for feeds that I can slap into my Bloglines that will keep me updated on Nintendo DS releases and reviews. [more inside]
What is the best way that a rookie leather-worker can salvage a torn leather saddlebag? [more inside]
What do you do with your life if you never get married or have kids? [more inside]
What can I do with my money if I don't buy real estate? [more inside]
Looking for a small battery-powered bluetooth device that does... nothing in particular. [more inside]
My opthamologist diagnosed me with convergence insufficiency. Can anyone who has been through treatment tell me whether it helped them, and if they thought it was worth the effort and expense? [more inside]
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
What are some niche, street credit, cutting edge music sites where new bands can come to be found?
I just paid a lot of money for what turned out to be unhealthy and substandard accommodations while attending a weekend-longfundraiser-do I have a right to ask for a refund? [more inside]
How can I subscribe to a US magazine from the UK if they don't specifically offer international subscriptions? [more inside]
Eyeglasses filter: Any members out there that still buy their specs from a non-chain optical store? (long post) [more inside]
My landlord is crazy and also there has been some check fraud. Help me unravel my responsibilities [more inside]
I have to make a brief 20-minute presentation to some 12-16 year old kids who are interested in technology for a tech-focused summer camp. I need help figuring out something interesting to this age group, and what I should talk about [more inside]
AustinBugFilter: Mysterious bite caused a strikingly large welt. What could it be? [more inside]
I'm about to move into a rented house house- what staples should I use to stock my first-ever pantry? [more inside]
A friend of mine is a gifted writer. Her brother is a songwriter, her mother is a painter, her father was an artist and her grandfather was a famous writer AND painter. Does creativity come in the genes? What does science say? [more inside]
How do I, using Dreamweaver 8 on a PC, "see" the css in "design view"? [more inside]
Are there any stores that sell counterfeit goods in Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
Should I have my diploma from my university put into a custom frame, or should I just buy one of the pre-made frames available at the college bookstore and do it myself? [more inside]
I need help researching a 1950s murder in Massachusetts, but I live in Atlanta and know no one there to find the info for me. Where do I begin? [more inside]
We have a typical small business with the typical documents to share (spreadsheets, plans, handbooks) and jointly edit. We also have a lot of remote workers and an allergy to tech support, so we're not going to set up a VPN or anything. I am looking for the category-killing, Insanely Great solution to document sharing over the internet. It should be: [more inside]
I'm a student and will be staying in Rio de Janeiro for 1.5 months this summer and need to find an apartment! What are good ways to find a decent apartment (or room in a shared apartment) in Rio without being gouged? [more inside]
Is there an alternative to Windows Media Center? [more inside]
An annoying bleep from my computer is unnerving and occasionally terrifying. [more inside]
I am looking to build a relatively simple, focused social networking site which will not initially be open to the public and membership will be through invitation only. Are there pre-written codes I can use, buy or otherwise take advantage of? Also, if you have made a networking site what did you learn in the process that would be good for me to know up front. [more inside]
Help me relax in the Turkish countryside. Sandy beach not required. [more inside]
I took some course/seminars. I'm updating my resume and getting ready to apply for new jobs. Should I put the courses on my resume? See below for specifics on job and course. [more inside]
How can I help my girlfriend to 'get over it' beyond being the good person I am to her? ('it' being my past, her crazy conspiracy theories, etc.) [more inside]
An individual looking to buy a multi-family home to create a low rent situation for several artists. Is there a benefit to becoming a non-profit? Is there money to help support this venture that I should be chasing after? [more inside]
Few books have given me as much sheer joy as Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style". Tufte's "Visual Explanations" is also up there in terms of content and presentation. What other exceedingly well researched, written and designed non-fiction books would you recommend for somebody interested in Design, Architecture, Programming, Information Visualization, Maps, Math, Music and Science? [more inside]
I'm about to receive a large chunk of code for a nearly code complete web app from several consultants and have been tasked with assuming the knowledge transfer. What questions do I ask? [more inside]
If you could pick a special event activity at a large technology conference, what would it be?
Books/wares to help kids think like mathematicians? [more inside]
What is there to do in Detroit after 5:00 p.m. with two teenagers in tow. (Forgive me for posting this question to MeFi earlier today. I am indeed a freakin' newbie.) [more inside]
If I have "page1.html", 'page2.html", "page3.html" and "page4.html" and on examplehomepage.com I have a link that says, "give me a random page" how do I make it so that link delivers 1,2,3 or 4 randomly each time the link is clicked? [more inside]
Do you read japanese? I was given a japanese laptop which has both a Japanese and English (American) character keyboard. I installed WinXP and created an account name and login / PW. It worked fine then i turned it off. Now the login / PW no longer work. I strongly suspect the problem is the keyboard has toggled to the Japanese character entry mode, while the login / PW is in English characters. And so I am locked out unless I can figure out how to toggle the keyboard back to English. Please view this high res image of the keyboard ( http://bayimg.com/hacgmaABI )and see if you can tell which Japanese character keys or key combination might toggle the keyboard between the two character sets. Mucho Arigato!
I'm looking for beginner-level Modern Greek classes in NYC. Are there any that folks would particularly recommend? Places in Manhattan would probably be easiest for me, but I'll trek out to Astoria if that's where I oughtta go.
There's a 1 pixel square window in the upper left hand corner of my Windows XP computer that I just noticed. How do I figure out which process owns that window? [more inside]
Long distance options between USA and Austria (VOIP preferred on Austria end) [more inside]
Solitude on the Atlantic Coast or Gulf of Mexico? I am looking to get away for about 4 days sometime this month for some R&R by myself. I would prefer to be by the water, away from crowds, maybe in a hammock or sitting by a pool. I will spend most of my time reading, writing, napping, and maybe walking. I wouldn't mind some healthy food. A massage would be a bonus. It could be at a hidden away resort, a cabin, or a spa. Price isn't really an issue. I would prefer to be within a few hours drive to a major airport. I am just looking for somewhere to chill out and find some much needed solitude. Where should I go?
recommend a dentist in L.A. pls [more inside]
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
In order to assist with a business plan, I'm looking for examples (within the last 5 years) of character-driven memes or products that "came out of nowhere" and rapidly built wealth for their creators (and/or licensors). [more inside]
What are you favorite Photoshop CS2/CS3 books? I have a handful of books that cover the basics and efficient photo processing/improvements, so I'm most interested in books with innovative tips and special effects to really energize photos. [more inside]
How can I have multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys at the same time on Win. XP? [more inside]
Whatever happened to Nerf softballs/baseballs? [more inside]
Calling all IT professionals! Teflon recruiters! Scrum masters! Project overlords! I'm curious about the current state of certifications. PMP, CAPM, Six Sigma BB, CSP, that kind of thing. [more inside]
Is voltage/frequency all I need to know to use my brazilian appliances in the US? [more inside]
Why is my son suddenly peeing everywhere BUT the toilet? [more inside]
Is there a way to privatize an email list whose members' email accounts can be read by "the man?" [more inside]
I've bought a digital camera for a friend who is not a legal resident of the US, has no credit cards or bank accounts, and doesn't have much money to buy computer hardware. How can I help her store and print the photos she takes? [more inside]
What are some good, unholy, "scripture"-like quotes I can use as an email signature? [more inside]
Strained lower back muscle on Sunday. Leave for fishing trip on Friday. Please give me your quick fixes! [more inside]
Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
My female loves to be scratched until red marks appear. Is frequent scratching bad for her skin in the long term? If so, please suggest alternatives.
A few years ago I stumbled on a website that proposed (very likely fake) upgradeable human parts for sale : added memory, bionic eyes, legs, etc. I can't recall this website and can't find it on Google, does that ring a bell to anybody?
What books should I read if I want to impress women? (NOTE: I am NOT looking for books on 'how to pick up chicks') [more inside]
What are the best books about the South African diamond industry during the mid-to-late 19th century? [more inside]
Where can I buy blocks of paneer in the Bloomington/Indianapolis area or, failing that, online? [more inside]
St. Louis psychiatrist referral: I need a referral to an excellent St. Louis-area psychiatrist who specializes in depression and anxiety. [more inside]
Trying to Refinance my home (& consolidate some bills). 1 year ago it was appraised at $410k. In the middle of this process, my lender indicated that 2 different appraisers indicated that it's only worth $350k compare to other similar homes in my area... although they haven't come out to do the appraisal yet. I'm concerned that because this is what they believe the value to be, it will be that or close to it. In order for me to do what I need to do (with my bills), I need the value of my home to be at $410. What can/should I do? [more inside]
What's the best solution for getting my medication for a year long trip around Europe? [more inside]
Seems like a lot of races and similar activities go counterclockwise -- foot, dog, horse, and auto racing; skating rinks both ice and roller; baseball. Is it confirmation bias, "just one of those things," or is there a valid reason?
I want to eat my chillies before the greenfly do. How do I keep them away? [more inside]
Why won't the fundamentalist Christian I work with say "God bless you" or at least "Bless you" after I sneeze? [more inside]
What is this strange protrusion from cat's paw? This odd "growth" extends out from the upper pad of front paw. [more inside]
Spa recommendations for Bangkok/Chiang Mai? [more inside]
What do supercomputers actually do? Specifically... [more inside]
Responding to an 'advance fee fraud' email. I've had a blatant 'advance fee fraud' email from someone in west africa wanting to buy my car online (I am in Ireland). I want to respond in a way that sends this would-be fraudster down the longest rabbit hole possible. [more inside]
What are MeFi's favorite resources about American Indian law? I'm a fairly well-read person on the letters of the law- I read the appropriate journals and legal briefs- but I'd like a more comprehensive set of rhetoric about the native peoples of the Americas. [more inside]
Can you explain peer-to-peer filesharing to me in really simple terms? Particularly, I want to know about the similarities and differences between two programs. [more inside]
I just got some second hand Doc Marten boots, but the previous owner seems to have had some weird way of wearing them which was put them out of shape, how do I get the leather to behave? [more inside]
Suggestions for a somewhat folk-y, non-contemporary song to sing at a friend's wedding ceremony? I've searched all over, to no avail, to find something that is hauntingly beautiful in just the right way. [more inside]
NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences. [more inside]
How do I break a California rental lease that hasn't started yet? Can an apartment refuse to remove one person from a lease two people signed if both roommates wish the removal? [more inside]
So I'm going to San Diego because I'm a big ol' geek and I'm finally going to San Diego Comic Con this year, about which I'm super excited. While in San Diego, what food should I eat/buy? [more inside]
4th of july filter: what's a good hike in topanga canyon state park that allows panoramic views of los angeles and the ocean? [more inside]
How can I get the poop off my cat? [more inside]
Can you get bedbugs from thrift store clothes? [more inside]
Hi, Do you happen to know where one may find an ascot in Chicago? Also, what type of collar should be worn with an ascot?--I was thinking of the open collar, summery ascot (in case there are multiple variations). Sorry to "ascot" so many times in such a short span of time. Yours in mildly ironic fashion, Mike
What's the cheapest way of plugging a piano keyboard into my mac [more inside]
Wasp paranoia??!! [more inside]
Editing Windows Media Playlists remotely [more inside]
It's time to submit my out-of-pocket medical expenses to my employer for reimbursement under the pre-tax medical account program. All my receipts are for psychotherapy, psychotropic medication, and other indicia of mental illness. Is it professionally "safe" for my employer to have this stuff? [more inside]
(Weddingfilter). Friend is having a "destination wedding" over 6,500 miles away. I can't afford to go. Friend thinks I should borrow money from my dad and go with him. I'm 27 years old, and don't really want to "borrow money from dad." [more inside]
Weekend in Las Vegas - any recommendations for strip clubs or other naughtiness? [more inside]
Canceling gym membership, problems with their billing company... [more inside]
I used to be a dancer. I was never a gifted ballerina, but in recent years, I have come to miss the tap. How do I find a great, easy going, affordable adult tap dancing class in San Francisco? [more inside]
I'm finally going to a developer conference! What do I bring? [more inside]
For austin tx cyclists: going downtown (6th, red river, etc.) for shows at night, where's your favorite place to park your bike?
For austin tx cyclists: going downtown (6th, red river, etc.) for shows/clubs at night, where's your favorite place to park your bike?
I wish to continue a question that I posed in another thread to perhaps get some idea what others (either religious and not) thought of these two biblical situations... [more inside]
What are some good, somewhat dirty jokes suitable for telling to my Grandma? [more inside]
Need to take a language next year; Japanese or Mandarin? [more inside]
Books that imitate/parody/use-as-inspiration the story of Jesus? [more inside]
How can I find a track listing for the David Sedaris CD box set? [more inside]
What should I do with a large quantity of unused but unneeded insulin syringes? [more inside]
Looking for some guidance in building an "advanced search" query using XML and optional multi-value parameters. [more inside]
Calling all woodworkers! Can you help a noob build a very unbalanced but sturdy piece of furniture? Googling about joinery has proved fruitless and my woodworking skill is lacking. Feel free to also tell me to give up and recommend custom furniture makers in the Atlanta area! [more inside]
Is entrepreneurship inheritable? [more inside]
Good park for a 4th of July barbecue in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Is there any way to keep the tounge of my shoes from slipping to the side? [more inside]
How would I find a really good car or taxi service in Austin, Texas? My wife had a bad experience and now refuses to take cabs--especially if its late at night or early in the morning. Her company pays for them, but she is afraid of bad driving and threatening individuals that have made her feel unsafe. I'd like a way to find a nice, safe, reliable driver. If there is someone you recommend, that would be good, too. Also, any tips on verifying the safety and legitimacy of such a person would be very helpful.
Wireless data plan pricing annoyance. To wit, how can AT&T justify charging what they do, apparently based on the phone platform? [more inside]
What are some unusual real-life hitman-weapon pairings? [more inside]
Paris fabric shops that sell beautiful lace? Paris dress shops that sell beautiful lace dresses? [more inside]
Can you recommend someone to treat my TMJ problems? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good book (or books) about the Falklands War? Preferably something for the casual but interested reader.
Please recommend software to help me track my fitness activities and goals. [more inside]
Mr. trixie_bee has a movie question: This image is from a movie he has seen, but he can't remember which one. The Asian horror genre gets bigger by the day, so it's hard to remember! Any guesses?
I'd like to modernize my 2001 Honda Accord's audio system -- satellite, HD Radio, Bluetooth handsfree, and on-screen iPod controls/track display. Help! [more inside]
Tell me about your personal filing system. How you organize your file cabinets, that is. [more inside]
What kind of tree should I plant? [more inside]
I want to be able to email myself into the future, using Gmail. So for example, 3 months from now, I want to receive an email from myself reminding me to renew the license sticker on my car. How can I do this? If not Gmail, then how?
In a little more than a month I have a job interview for a job as a programmer/consultant at a European software company. The job description asks (among other things) for a background in signaling engineering and PLC programming which I don't have. They already know that this is the case, but as I'd really like to get this job, I'm thinking that I could maybe try to learn the basics before the interview to show that I'm serious. So MeFi, what would be some good books/resources on the web/... on signal engineering and PLCs?
MeFites:Help me figure out the best way to deal with my ridiculously rude, yelling neighbor. [more inside]
Map geeks: can I generate a polygon shapefile from the outline of a large collection of points? There's more detail, of course. [more inside]
I have a 1964 (and a half) Mustang. The only problem is that it has not run since 1981. It has been on blocks in the garage. How much would it cost me to get it on the road again? [more inside]
Hormone filter...How do you tell a friend/coworker who has had a hysterectomy that she really, really needs to be on hormone therapy? [more inside]
I get 3800kbps down on my cable connection at home, but I'm only getting 1300kbps down on my office full T1. How is this possible? Should my office get a better pipe?
Microsoft Word Training Filter: Can anyone recommend any good, comprehensive online training courses for Microsoft Word 2007. Bonus points for: free or cheap. [more inside]
I have a Dell Powervault 120T DLT Auto loader that is decommissioned at my workplace. I would like to do something cool with it. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good taxi service in Los Angeles to use on a Friday or Saturday night? I'm thinking 213 and downtown-ish. A few I've tried are always busy on hot nights. Thanks.
Looking for a photo reviewer for Windows that will let me cull my bad photos quickly and efficiently. [more inside]
Does there exist a reference to help determine when a particular newspaper went to press? [more inside]
Where in the Washington, D.C. area is a retailer that carries the 'million dollar home' line of Crumpler camera bags? [more inside]
How do I wash my car without a hose? [more inside]
What the heck do I do with a jar of rose petal jam? [more inside]
Where can I browse and purchase antique maps in Ohio, specifically Columbus? [more inside]
How do I move a big tv set down two flights of stairs? Help me use brains rather than brawn. The 32" TV weighs 80 lbs. That by itself is challenging but what makes things really tough is that it's 23"x27"x31" and i can't get a grip around it. [more inside]
Would you pay to be anonymous with a cool domain name? [more inside]
I occasionally read about people buying rounds of drinks for a bar on the death of some hated public figure. I’m interested in doing something similar for a public figure in particular, but I may well be not flush with cash when it happens, so I'd like to do the legwork for it in advance. [more inside]
Will be driving from LA to San Jose. Starting lunchtimeish on a weekday near Century City. Would ideally like to take as much of State Route 1 as possible and happy to split up the drive with an overnight at a motel or something on the way. Need to be in San Jose lunchtime the next day. Doable? Sensible? Should I take the 5/101 and forget about the scenery? And what are the highlights I shouldn't miss?
Are active noise cancelling headphones safe for your hearing? [more inside]
Name that tune! H&M on State Street in Chicago plays this song all the time and every time I go in, I try to get enough lyrics to look it up on the internet and I always fail. Girl singer (not Fiona Apple, but has the same rough edge and approximate range. Her tone is sweeter, though). The first lyric is something like "you've got her picture. you've got her picture. you've got her picture on your wall" and I think there's something about scars toward the end of the song. [more inside]
Wanted: 'WAI for dummkopfs'. Please recommend your favourite dead tree books on web design, usability, accessibility - or anything you wish the average corporate webmaster knew. [more inside]
What internet service to use in Cambridge, Massachusetts? [more inside]
I've been encouraged to apply as a possible guest lecturer/temporary teacher at the American University in Cairo. Basically, I guess they're developing a brand new campus with a state of the art media/art department and starting up new programs, and because I have a strong background in American media the faculty department there feels I may have something to offer. Thing is, although I'm a total travel addict, I've never lived overseas & have never even considered anything like this before. I'll be honest, I'm feeling pathetically clueless about this idea. I am just not sure yet how serious to take this. Aaaggghh! [more inside]
How do I learn not to be so intimidated by my boss? [more inside]
I would like to see a therapist. I am 19 years old, in the U.S., and on my parents' insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield), but I don't want them to find out. How can I see a therapist on their insurance without them finding out? [more inside]
Why are gay people so flamboyant? [more inside]
I'm traveling to china in a few weeks, for a few weeks. We're going from Beijing to several outer areas, staying in hostels, figuring things out as we go. What do we need to be prepared for? [more inside]
Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
Strange Travelling Filter: I am trying to get to Singapore in the next few weeks from Madrid or New Jersey. Intrigued? Read on and humor me.
Strange Travelling Filter: I am trying to get to Singapore in the next few weeks from Madrid or New Jersey. Intrigued? Read on and humor me. [more inside]
What do I need to know about buying a used mobile home? Yes, I really want to do this. [more inside]
ComputerScienceFilter: What algorithms or existing programs out there are good for searching files with conversation? Say I had the transcripts of every single AOL chatroom conversation. What algorithm would find dialogs about oranges if I searched for "oranges" and rank them according to relevance?
I'm going to Beijing for a week in October. I would like to take some really great pictures. Where should I go? [more inside]
Help: My Norfolk Island Pine is about to grow through the roof. [more inside]
Some friends and I would like to camp on the beaches of Oregon. What do we need to know and how do we go about it? [more inside]
I've got this MP3 I'm trying to identify, and many attempts at googling the lyrics have left me wanting. The lyrics to the chorus are "you're feeling sorry, feeling sorry, alright... (snip) for nobody but yourself" It's a lady singing, very catty, chacha beat. Link to a snippet of the song is inside, if anyone could provide me artist/title/album or any of the above that would be fantastic! Thanks for considering it! [more inside]
How do I replace my headlight bulbs on my 2002 Cavalier? [more inside]
Why has my wireless connection gone wonky? And how can I fix it? [more inside]
Need suggestions for a grown-up bar/lounge in Boston [more inside]
What should I do with my 1994 Nissan Sentra ? It has 270K miles on it and now the water pump needs to be replaced. I don't want to put any more money into it. Will a scrapyard or a used parts dealer pay me for it ? How much should I expect to get ? Any specific recommendations for Tampa, Florida ? Thanks for your help !
If my PayPal account got compromised, would it be possible for someone to send themselves money funded by my credit card thats attached to the account? If that happened, could the credit card charges be disputed? Thanks
Elite tips on avoiding sunburns that go beyond the standard online guides about staying out of the sun during the middle of the day and finding a high SPF sunblock for a light-skinned person about to embark on 3 weeks of way-too-much sun. [more inside]
Some knuckle-dragging, hot-dog eating dufus at work thinks it's okay to yell at me. [more inside]
What's the easiest way to turn the Google Maps for a certain area (at the highest resolution) into a big JPEG? [more inside]
How do you deal with irritating people? [more inside]
If you've taken a defensive driving course, did you think it was worth it? And.. Any driving school recommendations in the Toronto area?
Audio stimulation for stroke victim. How can I do bulk downloading of podcasts, as a simple library on an mp3 player? [more inside]
In my old office, we had a machine that would enlarge 8.5"x11" flyers into poster-sized prints. What's it called and where do I get one? [more inside]
GPG/PGP: Is it possible to verify that a file is a valid GPG/PGP file before decrypting it, without a signature? [more inside]
Mrs. Windphone wears one bathing suit size on top and another on the bottom. We're looking for a store or website that will let you mix and match sizes — or buy bathing suit tops and bottoms separately — and so far we've been coming up empty-handed. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Does anybody know of any software (Prefer free, web-based or hosted but want to hear it all) for easy and simple mapping of radio station coverage? [more inside]
PS3 Filter: is "Bully" for PS2 compatible with PS3? Can't find via compatibility list, hoping someone here can educate me. Also, which is the best headset to use with PS3 for online play, in terms of low-cost and ease of use? Specifically, for playing "Resistance: Fall of Man" with clan members online.
Educate me about life insurance. [more inside]
What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
Is there a simple, themed content management platform with an intergrated BitTorrent tracker module? [more inside]
BusinessCardFilter: I'm looking for something convenient that will keep a small number of business cards tidy - inside my wallet. [more inside]
I have seen steel cable used as cool magnetic bulletin boards before, which got me thinking.... If I were to run horizontal steel cable at a consitent heigth around all 4 walls of my home office, what could I do with it? [more inside]
I'll be borrowing $22,200 to pay for school. All other things being equal, which loan is best? All three options have a 10-year term. Loan #1: 5.55% fixed rate; 1% principal rebate after 12 months; a second 1% principal rebate after 24 months Loan #2: 5.55% fixed rate; zero payments for the last 6 months Loan #3: 6.55% fixed rate; a 3.3% principal rebate after 33 months [more inside]
I have a MacBook and a Brother HP 2040 small laser printer. How can I connect them via bluetooth so that I don't have to use a cable? The MacBook has bluetooth but the printer doesn't. Is there an adapter for the printer? [more inside]
I want to build an engine as a hobby. How misguided is this, and how would I go about it? [more inside]
I started a meetup group 2 weeks ago that really took off, and we did a meetup at a restaurant and 10 turned out. Now I'm wondering when to schedule the next one. Help! [more inside]
How much should a technical team lead be making relative to a developer? [more inside]
WordpressFilter: I'd like to upload an image, resize it to 3 different sizes, cache the thumbnails, and grab the URL of the cached images using some kind of
[?php thumb_1(); ?] or [?php thumb_2(); ?]template tag within the loop. Am I crazy? [more inside]
After only living in tiny apartments, I'm moving to a two story house, but I'm an utter newbie about household networking. Here's the main dilemma: Upstairs, in my office, my Macbook Pro will power an external monitor and keyboard. That's where I'll do most of my work. Downstairs, I intend to buy a 52" HD monitor to watch DVDs. I'd like the option to sometimes work down there....with the upstairs computer driving the downstairs monitor, and using a cordless keyboard that talks to the upstairs computer. Note: I won't ever need to drive monitors simultaneously. Is there any way to do this? Or do I need to buy a downstairs computer, and network the computers so both HD's are kept dynamically in synch (e.g. via Leopard's "Time Machine")? That'd be more expensive, though I could probably get away with using a pretty old/crappy computer downstairs (so long as its HD is at least as large as the one upstairs so they can synch properly, and so long as it has enough video ram to drive the large monitor).
Asking for a friend, and as an update to old askme. Since it's been more than a year, how hazardous is it to continue to use the p2p torrent sites? [more inside]
Need to some replacement foam for a larger Pelican case. [more inside]
Help me find a new (I think) nonfiction book about Germany in World War II. All I know about it: It MAY have been recently mentioned in the NY Times (a search there failed) and one memorable scene. In the scene, a German pilot writes about flying over Normandy on D-Day, seeing the sheer mass of the Allied force, and knowing right then that the war was lost for his country. I know it's not much to go on, but can anyone help?
Should I switch to green power, wind power, or whatever is cheapest? [more inside]
Novice programmer; OS X plugin question... [more inside]
Possibly disgusting medical question regarding the belly button... [more inside]
Help! My teeth are just fine, but my gums seem to be receding. I can't see my dentist for three months. What can I do in the meantime?
Who is this woman? A while ago, I saw this image on Shorpy and the woman on the right shaking hands looks very very familiar to me. Please help me track down where I've seen her image before... [more inside]
Silverwarefilter: As much as I hate to waste a mefi question on this, but I feel I have to because it's driving me crazy. I have a set of stainless steel silverware and a set of cutlery also made of stainless steel (different brands/sets). We wash them in the dishwasher and they are constantly getting these orange like rust stains on them. How do I get rid of these? They can be rubbed off with some heavy scrubbing but I want the stains to stop recurring. Any ideas?
I have a crappy house that is falling apart and keeping me from moving on with my life. Should I foreclose on my house? [more inside]
BlackBerry: can my new 8830 replace my laptop (or come really close)? I want to be able to view and edit Word and Excel files, view PDFs (including those on the web), and keep my documents (about 1.5 GB worth) on my BlackBerry. I'm willing to pay, but there are some complications . . . [more inside]
How do you fold toilet paper into a little triangle like they do in hotels?
Where can I find bubble tea in Columbia, South Carolina? [more inside]
Where to go around NYC to see the meteor shower on August 12? [more inside]
Can I make my tap water better, or is it time to get bottled water delivery? [more inside]
Is there a program that can automatically create line graphs from a text file with a list of numbers? [more inside]
TouchpanelFilter: Is it possible to order "bare" touchscreens without the logic? [more inside]
Night out in Manhattan. Where to go? [more inside]
Best bluetooth headset? [more inside]
One of our cats acts all weird and aggressive whenever we get home from a trip. What can we do? [more inside]
While on vacation, I bought a new camera but accidentally set the date to 2006, not 2007. I want to fix this, but keep still keep the dates in order. Is there a quick way to batch edit a large set of photos where I can simply roll the date forward a year instead of having to go in individually to change each date? I've found a mac program that does this, but have yet to find a windows one. Flickr has something similar, but you can only roll forward a couple of days.
Looking for marriage/relationship counseling in Minneapolis/St. Paul area. [more inside]
Help! Elderly mother, who lives 2 states away, keeps losing her wallet/purse. Any innovative ideas to help her keep track of thing? More follows..... [more inside]
MA furniture filter: looking for reproduction or antique living room / bedroom furniture and lighting near Worcester, MA. [more inside]
What is the best thing to plant in the hellstrip/parkway in terms of selling a house? Also, best resources for staging a house to sell? [more inside]
About a year ago I agreed (verbally) to do some programming work for a startup in exchange for a small amount of equity. In the meantime I've lost faith that this equity will be worth anything. Can I decline to do this work, or have I made a binding verbal contract that I must now fulfill? [more inside]
A shady business, a surprise firing, thousands of dollars up in the air. What have I gotten myself into? [more inside]
Say I did a five minute podcast about books (promoting new titles or backlist I love), could I read a small section of the book (less than five minutes worth) without getting permission?
Where can I get Jelly Babies in the Twin Cities? I'm looking for some Jelly Babies, and being that the Twin Cities aren't quite the UK, I'm having a hard time finding them. I've also googled for places that may sell marmite in Minneapolis or St. Paul, but still no luck.
Which bed mattress would you pick? Mattress with 3,600 Pocket springs or Memory Foam? [more inside]
I want to cut down on the chance of getting spam from a form on a website I maintain, so I want to incorporate the kind of thing I have seen on other websites where you have to enter a set of jumbled letters or numbers in order to submit a form or buy a ticket. What is that called? How is it set up and how does it work? [more inside]
Looking for a quick and simple explanation as to the difference between "La Vita Nuova" (with a u), and "La Vita Nova". [more inside]
Looking for stories from anybody involved with the Navy's Nuclear Power program. [more inside]
In a browser-based game, am I allowed to use the real names of actors and actresses, or do I need to use similar sounding names so as not to get into legal trouble? [more inside]
Hi there, I am doing an honours project on the effects of boat noise on dolphin communication and my supervisor had this idea of using compression to analyse this. He basically suggested that we record dolphin vocalizations in the presence and absence of boat noise, and then compress the files and determine which compresses more (dolphin sounds with the boat noise, or dolphin sounds without the boat noise). His thinking was that less complex sounds should compress less...so he thinks that boat noise will compress less than dolphin vocalizations. Thus, if dolphin vocalizations happen to compress more in the presence of boat noise than they do without the boat noise...this would sort of imply they are "losing information" so to speak. Does this make sense? [more inside]
I've had this recurring armpit rash for several months now. At first I thought it was brought on by chafing (I do manual labor for a living). Then other members of my family started getting it (I could have got it from them). We've tried different types of bath soap and deodorant. I've just now switched away from different versions of the crystal deodorant stone. (I used the actual stone for about 15 years with no problems. I recently tried two different liquid versions). My wife thought it was a yeast infection that we're all passing around via the bath soap. I tried doing some googling and was overwhelmed at the plethora of different explanations that came up. Thought I'd give it a shot here. It's painful if it progresses too far. I've been keeping it in check with hydrocortisone cream.
Femalefilter: What is this sharp pain? [more inside]
DreamFilter: I sometimes 'remember' dreams for the first time when awake, but seem to think that they occurred weeks ago. Did they? Am I nuts? [more inside]
Free webmail with HTML mode, allows embedded graphics, does not have embedded advertising, and retrieves POP mail? Need it only for a month. [more inside]
We’re heading up to the northern shore area of MI from Chicago mid-July and want to know about any exciting (safe) adventures like jet boat rides, dune buggy rides, zip lines, etc. that are memorable and “not to miss” while in the area. In the past, we have found some of these experiences are not mentioned AAA books or online travel sites. Thanks!
We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
StonerMusicFilter: Please help me find the name of a 60s/70s song that has the line (I think) "shade of yellow". [more inside]
I have just finished my PhD (Biochemistry) and will shortly be having a job interview for my first postdoctoral position. What can I expect in the interview? Any advice? [more inside]
I'm working on improving my exercise habits, and I need some help on regulating them. How do I maintain useful aerobic exercise without going too light or too heavy? My body and my mind are fighting against me. [more inside]
Someone I know is working in Iraq (Camp Anaconda, AKA Mortar City) installing satellite dishes, and I think he's being ripped off on his pay. How much should he be getting paid?
I'm getting married in September and I want to get my guy a nice bottle of scotch as a wedding gift. [more inside]
Firefox and disk cleaner virus - not sure if I have the virus or not.... [more inside]
Looking for a dvd "A Father's Choice", cant seem to find it. Googled for it, still cant find it. Any ideas? info at imdb and the movie trailer google video
What are you most absurd, thought-provoking questions? [more inside]
Mystery error ... possibly with MagpieRSS in WordPress' rss.php, but I can't figure out how to fix it. [more inside]
While I love my family, I want to claim the other half of my heritage (my father’s side of the family) in an upcoming visit. [more inside]
I'm looking for a cool but usable computer desk for my new place. [more inside]
I'm looking for thoughtful advice/opinions on whether to have an elective surgical procedure performed on my son. [more inside]
Loving myself and loving others: Your tips and tricks please. [more inside]
PetFilter: I am about to travel over 1000 miles with two cats in one car. The cats get along together. Both are healthy, about two years old, and hate car trips (usually because it takes them to the vet). We are only going to stop once for the night. I need your advice, opinions, and experiences to make this move easier for all involved.
What are the best Safari plugins? [more inside]
I have problems saying "no thanks" on dates. Help me be honest without being mean. [more inside]
Sadfilter: Does anyone have experience with canine distemper? [more inside]
Each week we clean the house, and listen to a variety of different stories while we clean the house...
What are your recommendations for good radio programs? I need something online to listen to while I clean house. [more inside]
Safe area for a student to live in Savannah's downtown historic district? [more inside]
3rd gen 10gb ipod... working fine but not worth much. What cool stuff can I do with it? [more inside]
Recommend me some music to run to. My current favorite album to run to is Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSongs: it's pretty good musically, a little cocky in the lyrics, and is paced perfectly, leading me to run between 8:15 and 8:45 miles. I'd appreciate any suggestions to provide variety, saving me from the embarrassment of having JT as my top artist on last.fm. [more inside]
How can my push-bike stay healthy if stored outdoors? [more inside]
Is it possible, via a intermediary website or some other method, to delay an RSS feed, causing posts to hit Google Reader and/or iTunes a chosen amount of hours/days after being published?
Wanted: latest advice and software recommendations for starting a community blog. [more inside]
Can you find me some more recent pictures of Andreana Weiner, an American actress, other than from the ST:TNG s07e07 "Dark Page" with which co-stars a young Kirsten Dunst? [more inside]
How can I get a job at a sushi restaurant? [more inside]
Is it possible to use a Verizon-branded Treo 700p with Sprint service?
What cities around the world are considered global crossroads where ideas are exchanged? [more inside]
Can anyone please provide some standard legal language for a walking tour release form to be used in California? [more inside]
What the hell is this rash? [more inside]
Black tie dress codes: do I have to go and get myself a dress? How "formal" does it have to be? [more inside]
Castanets! [more inside]
ClothingFilter: When dressing casually, I often wear button-down shirts out, rather than tucked in. The problem is that the moment you sit down, the bottom third of the shirt becomes a wrinkled mess, and looks terrible. Assuming I'm not going to remain standing forever, is there a particular brand, type, or material of shirt that avoids this problem?
Where can I buy cotton candy in Calgary, Alberta? [more inside]
How can I stop Google Gmail from blocking my OUTGOING emails to my distribution list? [more inside]
Vertical Blinds: replacement slats (vanes)? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as low cost MRI's? [more inside]
OS X: Automatically trigger actions after connecting to a network. [more inside]
Is my knack for coming up with "revolutionary" social policy ideas independently of the thinkers who get a lot of media attention for them anything special? And what can I do with it? More explanation inside. [more inside]
How do I get over a friendship breakup? [more inside]
Looking for free or cheap VJ software with FLV support and sound output. [more inside]
Dog got cut on leg. Dog got 4 stitches. Dog rips out stitches. Vet is closed. Now what? [more inside]
After years of saggy play-doh models, Legos, dolls kidnapped from young cousins, cardboard sets, and detailing the play-doh with the tip of a dried-out ball point pen ... I'm interested in taking the next step in stop motion animation. Changing facial expressions! Custom colors not available in Crayola's play-doh catalog! Sophisticated sets! All this and more at 24 frames per second! But - how do I equip myself? Which books should I read, the really useful ones that'll be worth their price? Which materials (clay, armatures, etc) are best, and which ones to avoid? What sort of tools? A couple more questions inside. [more inside]
It's a minimalist album, the title of which is a chess move...it exists, right? [more inside]
I saw a really cool unix utility the other day blogged about somewhere, that in addition to some little boring http-ey tasks I can't remember, it also served as a tiny little HTTP-server-in-a-pinch like so:
./magicutil file.tarand boom, http://localhost/file.tar is alive. What was it!? Note: please don't try to find something that can /probably/ do this or show me a cool python script that will - this did some other cool stuff too I can't remember!
My left testicle is suddenly hanging significantly lower than the right. Eek. [more inside]
Where should I stop on my drive back from Miami to Raleigh? [more inside]
Dear seasoned travelers of MeFi, help me plan for my trip to PDX. I haven't flown in a while and am a bit nervous about the whole airport security thing. I want to avoid issues with the TSA and airline workers, so if you would, please give me suggestions on packing. [more inside]
I am in my 20's, have no debt and have no need for a loan; should I get one anyways to help my credit? [more inside]
I need some recommendations for new TV shows to check out on DVD. [more inside]
My wife and I are avid travelers - we usually do one or two trips abroad each year. The past few trips have been to Rome and Athens. This year, we were thinking of going to Paris (we've not been there together). However, there are two problems: 1) the dollar is doing crap-all against the Euro. 2) we have one-year old twins. Suffice it to say, the budget for travel will be tight. We can take care of a place to stay and airfare. We don't eat expensively (we prefer to eat native) and our interests are museums, learning, and generally absorbing culture. What place in Europe will be relatively easy on the wallet?
I am having problems with a debt collection agency who are being mean to me after an identity theft incident. Does anybody have any good advice? [more inside]
How hard is it to find a roommate in Toronto? [more inside]
My wife and I just had the opportunity to meet Iron Chef Morimoto and he signed a menu for us. I can read Japanese up to maybe the 3rd grade level so this is beyond me. Can someone help translate this? Here's a pic of the menu.
Where can I find the most affordable solar panels to power my dorm room? [more inside]
I'm looking for online streams of Japanese TV, with as many game shows as possible. [more inside]
Is an implant a solution to the terrible removeable bridge I just got? It's my front tooth and the tooth next to it. I hate the bridge, it hurts, I can't eat, what I do eat I can't taste, I can't talk--it sounds like I'm drunk I slur so much and all around I'm very unhappy. This removeable bridge replaces a failed fixed bridge. The root canal on the front tooth went bad and the fixed bridge to which it was attached failed and couldn't be repaired. I'm very unhappy with the new (temporary) bridge and wonder if I can get an implant instead of going ahead with permanent removeable bridge. Anyone have a similar experience or recommendation?
How do I work as little and as flexibly as possible, and yet earn enough money to live? [more inside]
When I right-click the iTunes icon in the Windows system tray, often the taskbar context menu will pop up at the same time and interfere with the iTunes menu, like this. How can I fix this? [more inside]
my sister in law's parents are visiting from China and they want to take a 3-4 day trip someplace in the states. suggestions? [more inside]
What's the deal with Photoreading? [more inside]
Should I buy life insurance for my 63-year old father? [more inside]
Help me plan a weekend getaway in upstate New York and save my sanity. [more inside]
"Who are you? Are you good enough to eat?" What movie or sound clip is this from? [more inside]
I remember watching Milo and Otis as a kid, and loving it - but the playground gossip told me that heaps of animals were injured in the making of it... is this 6yo urban legend, or fact?
I had a pair of Nike sunglasses that I bought in 1995 or 1996. (I think I bought them at an outlet, so they might have been even earlier model.) They were the only sunglasses I ever bought that looked good on me, and I would like another pair or something similar. Details in extended explanation. [more inside]
Is there any easy way to sell downloadable electronic documents (PDF format) on the web? I'd prefer that it be closely integrated into the interface of an existing website that I maintain. I'm looking for a system where someone chooses a document they want to buy, pays through a third-party site (and the third party then passes the money on to me), and the document is instantly made available to the customer. I know about sites like Lulu.com, etc., but I would prefer that this be done on my website.
DJ name me, if you please. [more inside]
I am looking for a friendly carbon-footprint estimator for events (small business meetings or conferences). I have been googling around but can't fine one that I saw about a month ago. I am looking for something that would give me a quick estimate based on # people, distance traveled, and number of days/space. Thanks.
Mind machines – Do you currently use any particular model? I've been using "Mind Gear" and Theta’s "Voyager" for about 10 years, but they kept breaking, and now I want to get a new box. Which one would you recommend?
I want to try every French pastry, over time, and be systematic about it. Walking into a big patisserie, we’re overwhelmed by choice, so before our next trip to France, I’d like to make up a life list. But I haven’t been able to find a complete list of pastries on the web nor in cookbooks. What resources am I overlooking? Let me know your own favorites, including regional specialties. Also, if you know any outstanding patisseries/boulangeries in Normandy or the Loire Valley, please share. My sweet tooth thanks you.
Have I given the "no analgesics" strategy long enough to work on my chronic daily headache (CDH) AKA "coexisting migraine and tension-type headache" [more inside]
Live monitoring a USB mic in Adobe Audition 1.5: can it be done, or not? [more inside]
World of Warcraft filter: Is there any mods out there that show you where to for the quest? instead of searching for hours... [more inside]
There's "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Georgia on my Mind." How many other states have songs dedicated to them? [more inside]
Why does my back spasm when someone talks behind my back (in the literal sense)? [more inside]
Is there any way to do Stereo Mix recording in Windows Vista when the soundcard does not support this feature?
Do I need a ticket to go through airport security? [more inside]
Is it worth rebuilding my racer (bike) or should I just buy a new hybrid/tourer? [more inside]
Why has my perfectly nice dog with no history of biting suddenly doing it? Please help me save my face. [more inside]
Someone told me about a book in which a woman character says two prayers every day: in the morning, "Whatever!" and before bed, "Oh well!" Anyone know the title?
So, I want to work on my (admittedly lacking) singing skills. Is there any way I can do this online? [more inside]
Sometimes when I smoke marijuana, my short-term memory remains nuked for 1-2 days after I smoke. This symptom doesn't seem to be correlated with the amount of marijuana smoked, and does not reliably happen when I smoke the same marijuana twice (i.e., it's not bad/different weed that causes it). It usually happens when I drink moderate amounts of alcohol in addition to smoking, but not always. Does this happen to other people? Is this harmful? Is it possible to counteract this effect? Does this mean I should completely stop smoking marijuana? [more inside]
what should i take to a psychiatrist? i'm 33, have recently separated from work, never had a relationship and am seeing him for depression. i've had four sessions, and he's asking me to bring in things so he gets a better idea of who i am. i didn't think to ask what (i will) but i figure creative things eg: my folio with paintings/drawings/artwork is a start. what would you recommend?
How important is it for me to get braces as an adult? If it's critical, how much would they cost, and how could I afford them? [more inside]
How do I access files on my work PC from home? I just need to share files, not take control of the computer. [more inside]
Is there any freeware that can seamlessly fade in and out tracks that i compile as a mix CD ? [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with a surreal painting that shows a man and a woman lying in a bed that is floating down a river? [more inside]
Looking for the name and/or pictures of a classic French advert with a pig. [more inside]
Is it possible to analyse audio files in php/flash? More specifically bitrate, tempo and conversion between media formats. [more inside]
How to stop obsessing about the perfect career? Trying to choose between becoming a librarian or speech pathologist. [more inside]
Any recommended online computer hardware shops who are based in Asia and are willing to ship to Australia?
Hello All! I'm under the impression that computer hardware is quite cheap in Asia compared to here in Australia. My question is: are there any good online retailers, who are based online, based in Asia, willing to ship to Australia and accepts Paypal? Good prices a must! Thanks everyone.
What is the name of this recognizable and prevalent piece of classical music in the background of California's "Flex Your Power" TV ads
My move is exactly 7 days away. I have a short fuse which I NEED to curb. Please help me to do so... [more inside]
Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
Windows Vista Activation: can I move from and un-activated install to Home Premium Upgrade in one fell swoop? [more inside]
Where can one find Double Happiness cigarettes in New York City? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: Seeking lawyer recommendations for landlord/tenant law in Chicago. [more inside]
Help me discover more country music. [more inside]
How to securely attach my double-monitor wall mount? I thought I would just be screwing two 5/16 lag screws into the stud, no worries. As soon as I drilled the pilot hole I discovered that I don't have standard wooden studs there. Instead, the stud is metal. [more inside]
I had a problem recently with my school's network shutting down my dormitory Ethernet port because of some suspicious activity originating from my computer, a MacBook Pro. It occurred when I was not at my computer at all (and it was in a location secure from any other in-person manipulation). I vaguely recall that there exists a program on Mac OS X that records, and asks for confirmation for, every application that tries to send data out over the Internet. Anyone ever see such a thing? [more inside]
I've fallen in love with LibraryThing...but I wonder if there is a MusicThing? [more inside]
Do people still make Ragga-Jungle? Jump-up? If so, can you recommend some artists to go look for. [more inside]
I was under the impression that windows XP SP2 supported 4GB of physical ram so I recently bought 2 additional GB. cpu-z says it's all there but windows is only reporting 2.87GB. If the OS doesn't report it my applications can't use it, can they? Now, I understand the .87 part of that number since .125GB is used for video, but where'd the other 1GB go, or was I miss informed? [more inside]
Is there a database/website that has key signature information on popular songs.... (.e. U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name" key of D major)
Where is the small, swift laptop without vista? [more inside]
Newlyweds in DC planning a quick weekend honeymoon up in Harper's Ferry, WV. Difficulty: carless. [more inside]
Your a small restaurant, say ~$2M in sales/year, you want a web site, what's it worth? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a company that makes a single file drawer? I mean in metal (or some other sturdy material, ie. hard plastic) like a file cabinet but with only one drawer. I found this, but this is carboard, so not good for my purposes, but the form is perfect. I've searched and searched on the internet and I can't find anything, but it seems like something that should exist. Can anyone help?
AnotherExcelQuestion: Data that is in two rows needs to be in 1 row. I know it can be done manually, but I have data for 998 individuals to deal with. [more inside]
Looking for personal experiences of folks who've kept hedgehogs for pets... [more inside]
GDM KDE GNOME KDM XDM XFCE ARGH! Logon manager? Window managers? KDM that can load GNOME? I am so confused on this topic of the differences and how they all fit together. Can someone point out some good things to read on the topics? Something that ties it all together?
A freely distributable Natural Langage Parsing library? [more inside]
How do I take care of my liver? [more inside]
who-- in the bay/northbay area-- should repair the headstock/neck joint cracks on my 1963 marcelino lopez flamenco guitar? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience as an Arise Certified Professional? If so, please tell me about it. [more inside]
MySQL, PHPMyAdmin and XML imports/export problem... [more inside]
How can I use iPhoto to put my photos online? [more inside]
How can I make my PDA secure? [more inside]
How do I hide properly? Is a PO Box enough? [more inside]
Columbus, OH Filter: Any recommendations for laser hair removal and/or electrolysis in central Ohio? Any specific clinics/doctors I should avoid?
Who has the best New York pizza by FedEx? [more inside]
What do I do with all this yeast? [more inside]
Priorities when choosing somewhere to live? Safety? Size? Location? As new parents to be in an expensive city, help us decide what we can give up. [more inside]
I'll be spending next week with my wife in the midcoast region of Maine. (Just outside of Lewiston-Auburn.) She has family there, so she has spent plenty of time at all of the touristy things around. What off-the-beaten-path things can I suggest for us, within about an hour of Lewiston?
What is the best web resource for sharing large numbers of photos between a fairly large group of people? [more inside]
My future flatmates and I would like to be randomly assigned to the bedrooms in our apartment. There are three of us, but one of us is currently overseas until we move in. [more inside]
Selling a car, step-by-step. Help, please? (Massachusetts) [more inside]
Where can I rent a satellite phone in the bay area (CA)? [more inside]
I'm interested in buying some cool, portable, percussion instruments over the next few months. I'd be willing to spend up to $200 per piece, and I'd like them to be beginner friendly. What should I start with? Are there any instruments I should avoid because they break too easy, etc? [more inside]
How can I parlay the sudden improvement of my freelance writing resume into career advancement? [more inside]
Why does my car make knocking sounds and get all swervy? [more inside]
Last night I was at a party and drank too much wine. When I got home I puked and went to bed. Today I woke up with a fat lip. What happened and is it doctor-visit-worthy? [more inside]
Yesterday I started feeling pain when I walk. It happens when my foot is bent upwards, before taking your foot off the surface. [more inside]
I lost all of my thunderbird email while transferring my local hardrive to my company server - where could it be? [more inside]
I would like to form a new religion for personal gain, and am wondering how to go about it. Legally. [more inside]
I gave notice at my last job, then was 'fired' before the end of my notice period. What options do I have (in Florida)? [more inside]
LaptopFilter: Am I decreasing the effective lifespan of my battery by using a docking station 95% of the time? [more inside]
Windows XP wierdness (NT has not found enough memory - extended memory required) after motherboard upgrade. Arg. [more inside]
Where in NoVA/Metro DC can I buy those cheap Asian-style Mary Jane shoes that used to be so easy to find? [more inside]
What is your action plan for staying well? [more inside]
I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do? [more inside]
Can an Oyster Card be hacked? [more inside]
A friend of mine has searched for years for a song he heard on vacation in France as a child. He can only remember a part of the chorus, which was "which side of the line are you". [more inside]
What's your favorite yoga class in DC? [more inside]
Whistlefilter: Who was the whistler on Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"? Was it Alessandro Alessandroni, or Kurt (Curro) Savoy? I've looked around the web for confirmation, but I'm not turning up anything definitive.
Tell me all you know about a career of an airline cabin-crew and how should I prepare for it's interview coming up next week? Apart from presentability, what other qualities do they look for? Also, I am way over-qualified for the job, and it's a industry-cum-profile shift for me which I don't mind, but how do I stop that being an impediment to my selection? [more inside]
WindowsAdminFilter - I've got a small, single controller Active Directory domain comprised entirely of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition boxes. Things are ticking along nicely, bar one aggravating DNS problem. Namely, the boxes all have multiple interfaces, one of which I want to show up in DNS, the rest of which I don't...but for some reason, I get the address I want, plus a couple (but not all) of the other ones. [more inside]
I currently am self employed and work at home. We have our first kiddy on the way. What am I going to need to compromise on/totally change? [more inside]
Going on holiday to Sweden tomorrow, and I've lost my mobile. What are my options? [more inside]
I am off to see the doctor first thing in the morning, but has anyone else experienced a mild week-long headache? [more inside]
I need to learn about paper. Specifically, I need to know where, if you were trying to write a medieval-looking text (Like a prop Necronomicon for an amateur production of Army of Darkness), you would get that thin, wispy parchment type paper. [more inside]
Any advice on moving to a new, far away city, renting an apartment, getting a job, and perhaps attending a college? [more inside]
Recommendations and creative ideas for being the officiant at your friends wedding? [more inside]
We need an in-house only life-alert type system. [more inside]
I and some others I've spoken to have the ability to see a plethora of random images or movies (and sometimes sounds or other sense-imagery) in our imaginations at will. These manifest when we relax our minds a little and will the images to come -- they might be connected or not, bizarre or not -- a lot like dreams, really. What is the scientific name for this phenomenon and how common is it?
I'm looking for a table hockey game (rod hockey, not air hockey) that I played as a wee 'un back in the 80s. It featured a super-slick surface, 3D players, an electronic timer (and goal counter), and a behind-the-net left winger. [more inside]
Bizarre Windows XP behavior: when switching between applications, sometimes more than one window will pop to the foreground. Huh? [more inside]
How do I learn to keep notes and records on the things I'm studying for looking back on later [more inside]
What shall I do to bring my dentist to a small court for his negligence, and for how much? [more inside]
Help me create the ultimate grocery list! [more inside]
Unable to view preview pictures on webpages [more inside]
Excelfilter!! Okay, how would I do this in MS Excel??? [more inside]
Don't ask me why, but this question reminded me to ask this - help me find a possibly nonexistent song from a MILK commercial in the 90's! [more inside]
How can I plug in my iPod without erasing its music? [more inside]
We just moved in to a new apartment with a gas stove/range. When we run the oven, even though the pilot light is lit and it heats up, there is a strong gas smell. We freaked out and turned it off but is this dangerous? Is it possible that it just smells of gas right away but it would dissipate in a few minutes? I would call the landlord right away but we already called with a laundry list of problems today so I'd like to avoid a follow up if at all possible.
I was hanging out with a U.S. Navy officer. I noticed that he had something unknown to me on his feet... [more inside]
NovelFilter: What other inventions would a society advanced enough to have gaslights also necessarily have? [more inside]
Non-touristy, offbeat or interesting things to do in Miami/South Florida next week? [more inside]
Why do some hotels have the bathroom light switch outside the bathroom? [more inside]
I stopped my Bell DSL account several months ago (2-3) because I realized I hated their company and their service. Just today I get a bill from a "Financial Services" office saying I have to pay 200$, but I never got any bill! What can I do? [more inside]
Why is there a sound crackle with SDL in some (mainly open-source) games? Full details inside. [more inside]
My fiancee wants to keep his father's skull after he passes. How does one go about doing this? [more inside]
Is a Fender Hot Rod (1x12) the best (tube) amp I can get for the amount of money I want to spend (~$400) and the power I want (>15 watts)? [more inside]
Do people eat nautiluses? [more inside]
Buenos Aires for 2-3 weeks: get an apartment? [more inside]
Curtain-like, wall hanging, transparent plastic, self watering planter I can no longer find on the internet. [more inside]
When I use the magnifying glass in the Mac OS X colour picker, I get a colour value darker than what I clicked on. Why? [more inside]
Can FileMaker read from a SQL database? I've talked to (SQL) developers and they can't find a way to do it. [more inside]
Veggie Tales has a Silly Song with Larry called Pizza Angel that sounds familiar, but I can't quite place it. The closest song I've found is Last Kiss, originally written by Wayne Cochran and later sung by Pearl Jam, but they aren't all that close. Some of the comments on the YouTube video suggested it was a parody of Johnny Angel or Teen Angel, but neither of the versions I found sounded like the origin of Pizza Angel. It’s quite possible this is an original composition, but it sounds so familiar. Does anyone know of a song that could have been the inspiration for Pizza Angel?
I'm looking for any historical or anthropological studies of fiction. Any ideas? [more inside]
I am trying to find the title and author of a short science fiction story. The story centered around Moses returning from Mt. Sinai and finding the Israelites worshiping the golden calf. In the biblical version he breaks the tablets and later goes back to get another set. In this story, the Israelites realize the error of their ways and gather all the pieces. [more below] [more inside]
I'm trying to find a list of the most common lolcat captions (invisible x, im in ur x ying your z, do not want, i can has x, oh hai i xed your y), and I'm coming up empty. I've googled "common lolcat phrases" "lolcat captions", etc. I checked some wikipedia entries too. Anyone know of a list of decent length anywhere?
Need help bypassing password protection [more inside]
My ex is trying to change our custody agreement. His motives are questionable. What can I do? [more inside]
How often should you / do you replace your non-stick pans? [more inside]
Old school techno songs identification: one remix of National Geographic, and one (mis-heard) quote. [more inside]
Where can I find the personal 12 oz. coffee maker like I used while staying at the Westin Ottawa for purchase? [more inside]
FontFilter: Can anyone identify the source for this font from Andromeda Strain? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new doctor. I live in upper Manhattan, and an office nearby would be ideal. Just a general practitioner/family doctor/internist--aren't these all the same? Recommendations please! [more inside]
Lodgings in Victoria, BC? [more inside]
Where can I buy first class postage online? I need to be able to choose a custom rate (say, $1.57). [more inside]
Microsoft Word Filter: Why does anything typed in 12pt Times New Roman decide to pile up on top of itself? Character spacing issues? [more inside]
SuperSimpleFilter: in Shea Stadium, what rows of the mezzanine are under the roof? [more inside]
O wise Tacoma familiar folks of Metafilter: What parts of Tacoma could be described as "up and coming" and what parts are currently just plain bad? [more inside]
Yet another Baltimore question. Federal Hill: what is the boundary with South Baltimore? [more inside]
For a museum interactive, I need to choose popular kids' items of today related to the following categories: Book, item related to school, doll or figure, indoor game, and outdoor game. Your suggestions? [more inside]
I really like the music in this XBOX 360 "Summer Blockbusters" commercial. What is it? [more inside]
I know that phone numbers can be moved from carrier to carrier, but I'm moving outside the country for a while. Can I "park" my fantastic mobile number and reclaim it when I return? [more inside]
3rd TB hard drive failure in 6 weeks. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
What kind of lighter is this and where can I find one? Here are a couple of pictures. My brother got this lighter as a gift years ago and I've always wanted one. Anyone know where I might be able to find one. My brother always refers to it as a "miners lighter" and on the bottom it says; IMCO TRIPLEX SUPER austria 6700
How would you go about packaging an existing, published book (with an ISBN) with an existing movie on DVD (without a UPC) for sale as a single item on Amazon and elsewhere? [more inside]
No more landline. What else can I use my home phone wiring for now? [more inside]
Take the family to NYC-filter. Can a couple and their three active children save money while enjoying the Big Apple by staying in a New Jersey hotel? [more inside]
Would it be possible to set up an automated way to mirror portions of posts from a popular weblog to allow people to comment on posts if the original writer does not have comments on his blog? Would this be illegal? [more inside]
Favorite blogs about history? [more inside]
Help me find a solution for electronic forms, signatures & workflow. What are the best options? Is there anything open source that fills those requirements? [more inside]
In data graphing and visualization, are there any existing standards for false-color or pseudo-color images?
Help me find the name of this song! [more inside]
To those who have successfully treated their depression using CBT or are in the process of doing so: How did you/ do you handle the constant barrage of negative thoughts and self evaluations? [more inside]
Looking for film reviews/discussion with fairly long and intelligent commentary on plot/cinematography/history of the films.
I am looking for a good source of both modern and classic film reviews/discussion with fairly long and intelligent commentary on plot/cinematography/history of the films. [more inside]
Vitamin supplements stink. Do I stink too? [more inside]
I love finding books and authors who have been forgotten until a long time fan decides to make their work available again through some labor of love small press. Do you know of a publisher that has a somewhat esoteric focus along these lines? Who are they? Fiction or non is fine. It doesn't have to be someone who republishes old books though. If you know a house that has great taste with contemporary authors, go ahead and share. I would also like to hear about small presses that do particularly beautiful editions of good reading books as long as they are reasonably priced (barely breaking a $100). I've got a few examples inside. [more inside]
I'm a writer who has been contributing free works of fiction (novellas, short stories) to the Web for the past five years. I've enjoyed sparks of brief net popularity and these glimmers show that what I put out there is definitely appreciated by a certain faction of the reading population. Is there something better I can do to get my name and work out there than waiting around to get Slashdotted again? [more inside]
I like him. I think he likes me. How do I find out for sure? [more inside]
LDs, stage techs, pro musicians: what has been your experience with Chauvet lighting? Despite the goofy packaging, they have a couple of pretty innovative fixtures that I'm considering for a permanent install. [more inside]
Can I use the Samsung Blackjack as my mp3/video player? [more inside]
baltimorefilter: i was planning to move to Charles Village, but due to a weird situation with my apartment, am now moving to Canton instead.... [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are planning a weekend get away . The place we normally go for a quick break is booked the only weekend we have free this summer. Does anyone have any recommendations. This is what we are looking for: [more inside]
iTunes ate my music and spit it out all over the place. [more inside]
Female Buddy Comedy Filter: Please help me shop for an 11-year-old girl who loves female slapstick comedy. [more inside]
I'd like advice about hiring a stripper in Vegas. [more inside]
Condom recommendations, anyone? [more inside]
How do you set boundaries with a workaholic spouse? [more inside]
Traveling from Chicago, IL to Toronto, Canada. Wondering about border point routes other than the obvious ones, because the obvious ones are awful. [more inside]
Is this mold? I just leased an apartment and then found standing water, a leak, and what looks like a lot of mold. I want out. Property manager obviously doesn't want to let me out without lots of money. [more inside]
My parents decided they want to visit Munich during the Oktoberfest. Every hotel or B&B near the town center seems to be booked or prohibitively expensive during this time. Can anybody recommend lodgings or other areas in which to look for lodgings that are not directly in the town center? [more inside]
May be relocating to north-central Massachusetts. Areas to avoid? [more inside]
How could a person learn about and find resources for starting - yes, starting - a medical insurance company or friendly society involved in medical insurance? [more inside]
Are you experienced . . . with buying dehumidifiers? [more inside]
MedicalSupplyFilter: Those blue absorbent thingys? [more inside]
Help me find a new style [more inside]
What do I do with all these unfamiliar veggies from the CSA? [more inside]
Windows XP Pro randomly being locked by unknown users. Is my computer being hijacked? [more inside]
Really simple windows 2000 server question: How do I add a network user to the local admin group? [more inside]
Can I make different categories of link text on a web page show as "unvisited" after different intervals?
Should I follow in the footsteps of Douglas Adams? [more inside]
One of my .co.uk domain names does not appear to have auto-renewed with GoDaddy. The UK body for domain names, nominet, are mailing me by email and regular post to warn me about this and since this week, have sent a pro forma invoice (£94) so that I can directly renew my domain and save having it suspended... [more inside]
I have an idea for a web-based business and not only need a web page but a program to keep track of units/credits, no money involved. It would involve marketing/advertising which I have experience in but no experience in computer programming. Where do I go from here?
Is sex not always, or nearly always, really good for men while they're in a relationship? Warning: Severely naive question [more inside]
Are there any "smart" true crime community blogs or message boards? [more inside]
StatisticsFilter: Can someone explain - with examples - why R^2 (r-square) values are not appropriate for use with non-linear regression models. [more inside]
I lost my birth certificate in downtown Portland, Oregon. I live in Oakland, CA. My credit is shot, so I don't think I have to worry about that, but what should I worry about, and what can I do about it?
How do you fit everything into life that you want to do? [more inside]
My girlfriend lives in Tacoma, WA; I live in Oregon. Looking for a romantic get-away this weekend on the ocean, with a view, or ???? [more inside]
Strangers have mocked me twice in the last week in the same way. I'm wondering how pervasive this phenomenon is. [more inside]
(PISS FILTER) A guest just relieved himself on my futon. [more inside]
Circumnavigating Lake Michigan by road. What to see? Where to stay? [more inside]
why is wal-mart getting into banking bad? [more inside]
How can I deal with an annoying coworker who talks to me too much? [more inside]
Is there an easier way to switch monitor modes with my Macbook Pro? [more inside]
I am pretty sure I am caught up in an Internet scam, and I want to know the best way to proceed to make sure I cover all my bases. [more inside]
I lost a credit card; I call the lost-card-number and report it. They say it's $10 to cancel the lost card... [more inside]
My deadbolt won't lock, only sometimes, when I lock the bottom lock on the door. Can you help me troubleshoot? [more inside]
Has anyone had experience ordering furniture from Levenger.com? Or know of any modular office solutions similar to Levenger's "Euro Desk System"? [more inside]
I have several machines without wireless cards in my basement, a wireless network upstairs, and a WRT45G v6 wireless router I'm not using. Can I merge these all into one big happy network? [more inside]
I'm out of the country with my family for the next few weeks, and don't want my boyfriend to get too lonely back home. How can I schedule pre-written emails to be automatically sent to him? [more inside]
Do you recognize this short story, possibly written by David Mamet? A Japanese couple scrimps and saves so they can incrementally improve their lives, and they go to a shopping mall/set of stores for fun, where they purchase candies/cookies that look like 1000 or 10000 or 1000000 yen. (More inside.) [more inside]
I have my first phone interview (and third job interview ever) for a sysadmin job on Friday, and I'm looking for some advice. [more inside]
ChemistryFilter: I want to buffer a solution to pH 4.5. The catch -- no carbon compounds or phosphate allowed. Any suggestions for low- to mid-range pH buffers that don't contain C or PO43-? [more inside]
I've heard about a job that sounds amazingly perfect. How can I go after it without being obnoxious? And how can I reconcile the two different descriptions of it? [more inside]
Film Website $ Question: What's the ballpark figure for having a slick flashy website made for an indie flick? [more inside]
How does one responsibly dispose of a stack of outdated CDs? [more inside]
Interspire Webedit editor toolbar isn't displaying images in IE. Firefox, yes. Why? [more inside]
I'm looking for instances (either from movies or tv) of vampires or any other undead-type monsters menacingly floating outside someone's window. I'd like to see clips or pictures of such a scene if you got em. Also, if you have any examples from books, video games or anything else, I'll take those too. [more inside]
Suppose I have 250 songs purchased on Itunes for Windows. If I buy a new Mac, will those 250 files be useable on the Mac?
Why is Google Reader making some links have bold underlines? [more inside]
Why would Starbucks throw perfectly good coffee away? [more inside]
I sent a package to Beijing today. I addressed it in English, and I assume that somewhere along the line the address gets translated into Chinese script so that the delivery person on the ground knows where to take it. Does anyone know how this process works?
I'm looking for songs about Faust or deals with the devil, a la "Devil Went Down to Georgia" or "Gretchen am Spinnrade." [more inside]
How Does a Google Query Work? How many machines does it hit? How many clusters are there? How many Google DNS servers? How many data centers? I know Google is famously secretive about this information, but I'd love to understand just how the results page gets back to me, with as much detail as possible. Many people take guesses about this, but I'm looking for some real concrete data.
I need help understanding the difference in cost of living between St. Louis and San Francisco. I live in St. Louis and am a candidate for a job in San Francisco for the same salary. [more inside]
How do i stop this hydrangea from sagging? [more inside]
What would you recomend for getting a bed from Atlanta, GA to Chattanooga, TN if you do not own a truck? [more inside]
Organic Chemistryfilter: In H NMR spectroscopy, why is it that as a carbon is more substituted, it is also more shielded? Better explanation inside. [more inside]
Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
My Google Reader page format is totally borked. Help me figure out why and how to fix it. [more inside]
From L.A. to Santa Fe and back. By Car, necessarily. Next month. I'm planning a 1.5 day drive, a 3 day stay in Santa Fe (already taken care of, thanks), a 1.5 day drive back to L.A. Where should I sleep en route? I'm thinking Flagstaff, right? Sightseeing in or around Flagstaff? (touristy stuff is OK unless it's something horribily overcrowded or plainly for kids). Is the drive too long/boring? Any better ideas to make the trip more fun? Suggestions? Thanks.
PlantFilter: Can someone suggest a way for me to keep the surface under my house plants dry? [more inside]
I know you ANAV, and even if you are, you ANMV. Which is exactly the point, because I'm not sure if my vet has this diagnosis right. [more inside]
Any recommendations on a good gaming mouse? [more inside]
Where can I find a picture of Bill Clinton's (step)father, Roger Clinton, Sr?
MeFi Women: I am working on a book for girls that will feature a chapter on books that every girl should read -- books that changed your life, so to speak, and that you'd want your daughter to read before she's grown up. My list so far is inside. What would you add to it? (or boot from it?) [more inside]
I bought a REI Taku jacket at their annual Attic sale (they sell their returns at usually a huge discount), for like 10% of the original cost. Enough of a commercial here's my problem, The inner pit zip zipper is stuck. I need to find a place that specializes in outdoor gear repair to fix it. I am tempted to take it to a dry cleaners, but I am scared they will screw it up. [more inside]
LostPassionAndCreativityFilter: How does one rekindle one's skill in the zany, lateral, eccentric, imaginative, radical, random, funny, artistic, and kind? [more inside]
I was just diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, which I've apparently had for almost 2 years now. I know next to nothing about hernias, let alone inguinal hernias, and it looks like it'll be 6-12 weeks before I can get into surgery, and at least 3 weeks before I get a proper consult with the surgeon. I exercise frequently with weight training, cardio, and flexibility training in the gym, and am wondering what if any exercises are safe to continue in the interim, or what exercises definitely need to be avoided. Can I still stay in shape without making this thing worse? [more inside]
How best to manage work-study students? If you were a work-study student, how did you like to be managed? [more inside]
Quotation help! Whose, and what, is the famous quotation that says essentially: "The bitterest feuds are always over the smallest differences" "You fight most viciously with those whose position is closest to yours"? Any ideas?
Help me plan a road trip from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon, Maine. [more inside]
I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
Looking for unique places to visit in New Bedford area- especially dining. [more inside]
Why does my dishwasher fill up my sink? [more inside]
Trying to find the valentine cards of my childhood. some of you might remember passing out these 32 card sets between teh ages of 5 and 12 in class. When i was a boy we used to pass out valentine cards to everyone. Growing up there was Transformer, Dukes of Hazards, and A Team cards. I am looking for find these genre of cards again. I am going to start using them as my calling cards in a way. If anyone wouldnt mind showing me a place that might sell them. I looked on ebay and didnt have much sucess. Maybe i am not typing in them search field right. Thank you in advance.
Overlocking-filter: I am building a new computer (my first attempt) and I wanted advice on overclocking my processor. I'm installing an Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 and I've heard it's great for overclocking, even with the stock cooler. Can anyone give me tips or a guide to doing this? [more inside]
Marcovaldo, Old Man and the Sea, Catcher in the Rye, House on Mango Street. What are some other adult books that precocious middle schoolers might enjoy? [more inside]
Are there any programs that allow one to draw graphs (plots/charts) using a visual interface? [more inside]
Recommendations for well-written narrative nonfiction books about Seattle? [more inside]
Help me find novelists that are similar to Tom Robbins. [more inside]
I enjoy tech conference podcasts like the excellent archives offered by those offered by the future of web apps folks. Curious if anyone wants to share bookmarks of similar good stuff?
Suggest a CPA in Seattle who can help me with my business? [more inside]
How can I get tickets to tonight's sold out The National show at the 930 Club in Washington, DC? [more inside]
My church is writing a survey to get some information on the neighborhood, and we're having some trouble with the wording of one of the questions. [more inside]
I need a blog or a wiki or a cms or a combination of same or something that doesn't really exist. Help? [more inside]
I need guidence on restoring an Antique Christening Gown in the Southeast US... [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced lawyer with a experience with intellectual property agreements? Specifically software, but maybe that's not so critical. My usual sources aren't being that much help. Anywhere in the U.S. would be fine, Michigan would be best of all. [more inside]
Where can I go Go-Karting in NYC? (Actually Westchester county) [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a bigger, cleaner version of this map? I'd like a higher-resolution image (or vector image) of the 210 US media markets. The other common image out there for this is this one, which includes county lines and makes the map a little busy. Free is best, of course.
Why can't I make Outlook 2003 for Windows (or 2007, if this is doable) store deleted IMAP items in the actual Deleted Items folder instead of forcing me to either show them with a strikethrough, or hide them from view until purging? [more inside]
Visiting and possibly moving to Albany, NY My husband has a job interview in Albany, NY. We would love some advice from people who have lived there on neighborhoods and places to visit. [more inside]
Are there any sites/search engines that will allow me to find the origin of a surname? Specifically European names. I'm looking for country and/or language of origin, and any other information a particular surname can reveal. [more inside]
What are the best books I can buy to learn how to become a proficient newspaper copy editor?
Problems syncing (bluetooth) Razr (cellphone) with Mac. [more inside]
Windows Vista Mail - My Google Fu has failed - How do I download headers only in POP mode? [more inside]
How do I start a fund or foundation? [more inside]
Help me not spend $70 on Nero. What is a good piece of free stuff or more moderately priced program that will effectively help me convert stuff I download from the web (avi, torrent stuff) to a DVD or VCD so I can play it on my TV? [more inside]
Help me mingle at a conference full of people from graduate school programs I want to attend. [more inside]
Webspeak filter: A lot appear on Mefi (IANAL, YMMV, IMHO et al), but i'm looking for more. Please tell me all your interweb acronyms or made-up words along with definitions, the weirder the better. zomg lolcats!
They tell us that future travelers in high-speed spaceships will have their perception of the passage of time distorted by relativity effects, but what about the more mundane problem of earth-bound time zones? I can't figure out when my birthday is... [more inside]
My wife and I are new to the Poconos area (East Stroudsburg, PA, to be exact), and we're looking for something nice to do on our upcoming 5th wedding anniversary. Anyone from the area, or who's been to the area have any suggestions? We're thinking a nice dinner and then perhaps a show somewhere (if that's even an option). We're willing to drive an hour or so (but not much more) away.
BookFilter: Looking for a post-apocalyptic novel that I thought was called "The Last American" but apparently isn't. [more inside]
is there a documented case of a human civilization or culture that has/had no form of music ? [more inside]
Calling all spectroscopists! My chemist friend needs your help! He writes: Our tunable dye laser is broken, and we need it for our research to continue, but we don’t have the time to send it away for repairs. What should we do? [more inside]
What's the procedure for choosing a videography company? [more inside]
I adore Mountain House granola with blueberries and milk. Where can I find similar deliciousness in a less-expensive package? [more inside]
what do you do, or who do you call, when someone dies at home? not suddenly or unexpectedly, nothing you can do to prevent it. they're just sick and you know it's coming.
Break Up Filter: How do I get my life back? [more inside]
Cats & behavior: How can i keep five cats off a new car? [more inside]
I use GTD, and I am getting a bit tired of Entourage for my Mac (mainly the interface), and I am considering a web-based solution like Remember The Milk, Backpack, or Vitalist, or even built-in stuff like iCal and Mail.app. The problem is that I want it all to work with a Treo 650, so there is [more inside]
My girlfriend wants to spend more time together than I do. [more inside]
Can Mac OS X Mail be configured to autonomously process email, and based on specific From: and Subject: lines, save the attachment(s) of that email into a specific folder? [more inside]
I need a new pair of sneakers, mainly to be used for going to the gym. Most sneakers appropriate for running are gaudy, strangely bulbous and look like some sort of terrifying cyborg technology. I just want a humble and functional pair of shoes that will protect my feet while exercising and possibly promote good posture. Any suggestions?
How to get the care you need when you just cant seem to find the way around the blockade?Hillsboro/Portland/Beaverton area of Oregon [more inside]
How do you alter a dress into a skirt? Or should to go to a tailor? [more inside]
Does anyone have a back-end number for HPShopping.com, i.e. a means to call from Canada? [more inside]
Recommendations for a cheap, simple, easy to use digital photo frame that runs off a thumb drive and is beloved by grandmothers? [more inside]
Your experience with and-painted art - tacky or good value? [more inside]
Moving to Kansas City, single and mid twenties. How do people here socialize? Where do they socialize? [more inside]
Need IPCC/RCM climate data. [more inside]
I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
Does anyone know of a back cushion that heats the entire back rather than just the lower back? [more inside]
Animation kit/supplies for budding cartoonist? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are heading to an outdoor wedding this weekend. It's expected to be hot, so I am questioning the appropriateness of a suit. The poor man will roast. What should/ can he wear that is acceptable? [more inside]
Is there any way to remap the oddly placed (in my opinion) enter key on the right side of the Mac keyboard to right click in OS X? [more inside]
I am looking at a 1985 VW Westfalia camper van. Does anybody have experience with this year and model? Pros? Cons? Reliability? It is in great shape, everything works and the price is right. THANKS!
How can I vent hot air from my 3 open story condo? Is it a good idea? [more inside]
How can I dissociate my personal life from my professional dealings? [more inside]
Help me spend the last of my yearly academic budget. [more inside]
I'm switching. Help this longtime Windows user love his new iBook. [more inside]
First time booze drinker, I'm scared so please help me. [more inside]
Is investing in this house a good deal? [more inside]
I'm involved in a long term reationship with a bad boy. Can I keep doing it? [more inside]
Renting a room out: what do I need to know? [more inside]
Recipefilter: There are hundreds of recipes for Beef & Guinness Stew out there in web land, but I have particularly fond memories of the version served in the restaurant at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. Can anyone help me find the "official" recipe? [more inside]
Help me recommend a historical novel to my mother. [more inside]
Can I accidentally poison people with ice cream? [more inside]
Cucumber woes - why are my baby cucumbers falling off without maturing? [more inside]
I spent the first several months of this year ill to the point of being unable to work—which, being an independent contractor, meant that I was not billing, which meant that eventually I had no money coming in after a couple of months and ran up a lot of credit card debt as a result—which payments I have not been able to make for the last 2-3 months. How badly will this affect my life, credit-wise? [more inside]
MA Driving History for CA auto insurance? [more inside]
Need advice buying golf clubs online [more inside]
Is it reasonable for a network administrator to require reimbursement for his personal mobile phone and home internet connection? [more inside]
I really like CMS systems such as Joomla and DotNetNuke that allow me to host information I want to access remotely (blog posts, news, serial numbers, etc...). However, since I have my PDA with me all the time and not my notebook, I would really like to use a CMS that I can access via my PDA. My screen size is 320x240 pixels. Most of the CMS systems I have ever seen don't translate well to a PDA screen. Are there any out there that do? I am looking for a system that I can host on my own servers. Thanks!
Moving to NY. The job is in White Plains, but should we live there or commute? [more inside]
How to collect a debt from a incorporated company. [more inside]
Converting an old laptop into my first home server - what should I know? [more inside]
BirthdayGiftFilter: Looking for a clever way to give my father an evening of bowling and pinball. [more inside]
I would like to contact the head office for Urban Outfitters, but I'm having trouble finding a satisfactory email address. [more inside]
Florida questions: going to Leesburg (nearish Orlando). Want not usual Florida tourist things but instead books, beach, beer, food. And what can I do on a lay-over in Ft Lauderdale? [more inside]
Are there other online communities like MeFi Music, where people can post songs and get feedback? [more inside]
I need to buy a gigantic, lightweight (under 4 lbs) duffel bag. Basically a light fabric sack with handles. And I need to get it today, in Los Angeles. Any ideas? [more inside]
What is Rusty's (Brad Pitt) cell phone ringtone in Ocean's 13? I have done some searching and have found multiple answers, so it's not as simple as it may sound. [more inside]
Why won't some places accept my unbranded debit card? [more inside]
JavaTrainingFilter - Boston, MA - I would like to find an instructor/consultant to come into my work and teach/train J2EE programming to me and a colleague in approximately a two full-day course. [more inside]
Bookfilter / Moviefilter - Need book and movie recommendations about resistance fighters in wars. Particularly interested in the European theatre of World War II but open to other times, settings, and points of view whether fictional or non-fictional. [more inside]
I'm planning a campout for the iPhone. What supplies should I get? [more inside]
We're looking into building a swimming a pool in Northern Virginia and could use the advice and assistance of the hive mind. [more inside]
My boss has challenged me to complete some sort of marathon workout at his gym. I'm not very athletic, but if I can finish, my boss will buy all his employees an expensive steak dinner. I need tips -- especially as to what/when to eat. The workout is at 8pm tonight. [more inside]
So I got permission to use this* Kaiten-zushi footage for a music video. It's over a minute short. What can I do?
I have been working for a non-profit in New York City for the past year. It is a great program, using education as an anti-poverty tool. There have been money and organizational problems since I began working here, but now it seems as though everything is falling apart. I need advice. [more inside]
I like tattoos, but I pass out when I get them. Is this preventable, and if not, is there any harm if they keep inking while I'm out? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can hit some tennis balls in the upper east side area of Manhattan for free? Just need a good wall to practice against before I start playing matches again. [more inside]
Due to works in my flat I will not have a kitchen for the next couple of months. What can i keep in stock which is easy to prepare and can be stored without refrigeration? [more inside]
Attention, Wordpress folks: I am looking for suggestions on how to let specific users write new posts only in specific categories. [more inside]
Help me learn to cook like a pro. [more inside]
Neat places to stay overnight in Upstate New York? In August I'll be driving up 81 through New York State on my way to Montreal. Since Buffalo to Montreal is an 8 hour drive, I was thinking of breaking it up with an overnight stay somewhere upstate--vaguely Watertown area, say. Are there any attractive spots, little hotels or B&Bs to recommend around there? Rural spots are appealing, too, though we won't be camping.
A dozen drunken idiots? Bachelor party help. [more inside]
So I am having this problem with keystrokes randomly repeating in all Windows XP programs. [more inside]
If a husband buys a house in his name only, would the wife have property rights? This is in Pennsylvania, regarding a newly purchased house to rent out, in a long-standing marriage, with significant but not total mingling of spousal finances. [more inside]
Probability/stat question: I'm looking for patterns in a protein sequence, and I've found a few that occur quite frequently. How do I know these are actual patterns and not just an artifact of random amino acid distribution? [more inside]
Has anyone in the D.C. area used Matters of Taste catering for an event (or been a guest at such an event)? My fiance and I were considering them for our wedding, and curious for any impressions others might have. (Due to location choice, our options are limited--so suggestions of other caterers won't be of any use to us.)
I want to use cinderblock halves for the border of an outdoor project, but my question -- how to break them along intended lines without cracking/fracturing the rest of it? [more inside]
Help me optimize my daily New York City Subway commute! A good question for those who love transportation puzzles: [more inside]
So, I finally took a deep breath, steeled my nerves, had the hideous We-Need-to-Talk conversation, and broke up with the boyfriend. Now -- how do I deal with the guilt? [more inside]
Tufte didn't cover this one: How do I display quantitative information to ADHD users? [more inside]
I never filed my 1999 and 2000 tax returns. No one has noticed. [more inside]
How can I explain to my boyfriend that his request to tell "the other woman" is insane? [more inside]
Thinking of getting a graphics tablet to replace my keyboard as much as possible. Do I need to spring for something high-end, or are the cheaper / smaller tablets good enough to write with? [more inside]
Help me find an ADD-friendly physical activity. Looks like there's [more inside]
Which performers are you going to see at this year's Fete de la Musique in Paris on June 21st? [more inside]
I need help on the Federal job application process [more inside]
I remember reading as a young kid - in about 1985/6 - a comic book starring the cast of the Justice League of America as babies or toddlers. I'm not sure of the specifics, like if it was actually the JLA, but it definitely had cute little baby versions of all the favourite DC staples: Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Flash. Does anyone else remember this? Am I imagining the whole thing? What was it called and where can I find a copy? [more inside]
Japanese music. I like Polysics and Plus-Tech Squeezebox. What else would I like? Are there any good English-language blogs about music of the Orient?
Lawfilter: Is there any actual law requiring Dual (US/Other) citizens to enter the United States as US citizens? [more inside]
One of my best friends just had a major car accident in which a motorcyclist died. What can I do to help him out? [more inside]
Have you used the New York Pass? Any advice, especially any scheduling or usage strategies that worked or didn't work for you? Any aspect of the experience that wasn't as advertised? Anything you wish you'd done differently? [more inside]
How'd they cook that egg? I ordered a "fried egg, over hard," and was presented with a normal fried egg but with what looked to be the yolk removed. There wasn't a hole in the egg, but rather just the skin of the yolk laying flacid over where one would normally see yellow. Upon further inspection, the yolk was actually "sandwiched" between the two cooked sides (top side and bottom side) of the egg white surrounding the yolk hole. It wasn't a fluke, as I got two eggs like this with my order. What is this type of egg called and how'd they do that?
my brother had a corrupt system file that causes windows XP media center ed. to not boot up. while in the recovery console, he accidentally clicked an option to restore the computer to factory settings. Is it possible to recover the data he lost?
So my server reset while my RAID array was synchronizing... now my files are corrupt? :-( [more inside]
firefoxfilter: When I sign on to some websites (including westlaw and all google derivatives) firefox doesn't follow through. It stops, displays a blank white page, and the word "Redirecting" appears in the tab title where it should say "Gmail" or whatever. Did I do this? Could it be adblock? Can you tell me how to fix it? [more inside]
What's the best free way to track and analyze data about mood, sleep, exercise, and other potentially related variables?
What's the best free way to track and analyze data about mood, sleep, exercise, and other potentially related variables in my daily life? [more inside]
I have found myself in Seoul, South Korea! The thing is, I want to buy a cell phone here and bring it back to Canada... [more inside]
From a technical and practical standpoint, how can I set up both of the following in my office building. 1) a news ticker (real, scrolling text) 2) a light that flashes every time an incident is triggered on an attached computer [more inside]
How can I SSH (or telnet) into my Windows machine (2000 and XP) and get a command line?
Am I a complete lunatic for flying with my guitar as checked baggage? [more inside]
I am trying to decide on a doctor that is cheap and has the resources to help me. [more inside]
Strategies to keep PHP timeouts at bay in a shared hosting environment. [more inside]
Should I go dSLR on my next camera? [more inside]
How can a U.S. citizen buy prescription drugs while visiting Canada? [more inside]
What is the cheapest and easiest way to record songs on PC? [more inside]
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
MacUsersFilter: This seems like a fairly simple Google search, but I'm coming up short all over the place; what is the name of the little part with the actual power prongs that interfaces into the power brick shipping with all Macs, and will interface with any power brick (post Yo-Yo), any AirPort Express, or any iPod charger brick? [more inside]
My band are thinking of putting out a CD using a modified version of someone else's arrangement of a traditional folksong. What royalties, if any, do we owe them? [more inside]
Does anyone have a Nintendo DS Opera webrowser thing? [more inside]
I am planning on tasting a bunch of dessert and port wines tomorrow with a client. What order should I taste these wines in? [more inside]
stolen laptop/replacing said computer question: My old 17" Macbook G4 was stolen this moring :( I need a good laptop for running matlab. open to macs or PCs... [more inside]
I need to write a document with a lot of algebraic formulas. What word processor / page layout program would make this quickest and easiest? [more inside]
How do I get dust out of the inside of my lenses? [more inside]
Tracking down a specific webcomic: Starts with the protagonist hiding from his landlord, then details his past ambitions towards working in the tech-industry--eventually culminating in a trip to a futurism convention that sours him on the whole thing. He finds a typewriter at a garage sale and resolves to live a simple, working-class life and write a lot... sound familiar? Thanks.
Automatic still image capture of a video file on Windows XP SP2. [more inside]
I'm going to Buenos Aires and Montevideo in October or November. My Spanish is pretty good, but I need a better handle on the Rioplatanese dialect. So, recommendations on movies set in either of those and preferably in Spanish are welcome. Difficulty: No Evita or Alive.
Need some help with MS SQL text replacement. [more inside]
We are escaping to East Beach in RI at the end of this week. We are planning on camping at the Burlingame State Park, but as we have never been to the beach or the park we'd love some suggestions [more inside]
Haleakala for the novice hiker We're headed to Maui next week and are spending a couple of days upcountry, and would like to do some hiking in Haleakala. It's a fairly specific question so for those who are familiar with the park, [more inside]
Where are some Hippie Hangouts in the Twin Cities since Hidden Beach was destroyed?
What are some good books to introduce a technologically literate non-programmer to more advanced topics? [more inside]
What are charitable organizations working to reduce the influence of religion in the world? I'm thinking of the more active missionary-equivalent types.
Should I remove my permanent dental retainer? [more inside]
Pentel no longer makes the porous-tip pen that my boss loves--the Fiber Pentel. They've discontinued the Tradio, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
If you read Cook's Illustrated magazine, you'll see that the editor, Christopher Kimball, is always going on about the small town in Vermont he (sometimes) lives in. I don't want to turn this into a forum for pro/anti-Chris Kimball comments, but I was simply curious if anyone knows what town it is he's always talking about?
A friend of mine accidentally lost a money order that was her entire rent. It was in her purse early in the day, missing later. The coupon/receipt was still attached and it wasn't made out. She got it from her bank, drawing the funds from her account. The question is: can she cancel the money order without the coupon, like a stop payment on a check? Or is she totally screwed? [more inside]
What should I expect when taking Carbamazepine/Tegretol for bipolar disorder? Should I expect it to do something clear in regard to the depression? [more inside]
Do most people try negotiating near the end of a teaser rate? [more inside]
Is it possible to tell the difference between an old, long-standing injury and a more recent injury to the brain on a brain scan? Would a particular type of brain scan (fMRI as opposed to CAT scan) be better able to reveal the difference between the two? This question would be pertinent to the Peter Braunstein case: earlier in the news coverage, they showed Braunstein's brain scan on television, because the defense claims that the decreased activity shown in the frontal region is consistent with schizophrenia. However, I understand Braunstein hit his head while in custody, and I'm thinking that could cause a similar result on the brain scan. I'm also wondering, could a brain scan show whether he got dropped on his head when he was a baby and/or all three possible conditions and when, approximately, they developed?
Help me complete my ideal vacation setting. I have the hotel and airplane worked out. All I need now is the right book to take to the beach. [more inside]
How do I get "The Seventh Guest" for OS8 to run on my imac g5? I've tried seveal things including launching it in OS9 but all I get is a scrambled menu that never really loads the first level.
FraserIslandFilter: We'd like to do the Great Walk on Fraser Island, Australia next month. But we're having trouble figuring out logistics.... [more inside]
I came across this inscription in a small park near my public library yesterday. What does it say? [more inside]
What counts as an "accredited news publication"? [more inside]
(70's/80's cartoon filter) - What is the name of this Thundarr-like cartoon? [more inside]
Hosted (free?) CMS to contain a directory of online resources and organizations for a college student population. Is there something better than blogspot for what we are doing? Also, is there a way to allow people to rate each post? [more inside]
I'm looking for a file backup "on the fly" system recently discussed here. It involved some kind of cute frog name and sounded like a frog noise. Ribbit? Revit? Something like that. The -fu is gone. I throw myself upon your mercy.
Laundry filter: A lot of my clothing comes out of the washing machine with white blotches. [more inside]
Swimsuit suggestions for active, large-breasted women? Please help me survive a SoCal summer! [more inside]
A few questions about being a digital/computer forensics practitioner in Massachusetts and licensing. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good DVD duplication service where I can ship them the master and art and they ship me my product. Small run (50) with printed design on DVD in plain white sleeve. Any recommendations based on your own satisfactory results with a service?
Looking for some insight and personal experiences running a proxy site network.. [more inside]
So I just started signing up for a domain on GoDaddy, but then found out I could do it on my Nearly Free Speech account for less instead, but I can't register that domain on NFS right now because I'm partway through the registration at GoDaddy. What do I need to do to sign up for it via NFS?
How much do I charge for my lovingly restored 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger with a salvage title? [more inside]
How do I teach library patrons the basics of buying and selling on eBay? [more inside]
Pilot of the airwaves, here is my request. You don't have to help me, but I hope you'll do your best.
Who here is willing to help a PHP noob with what should be a simple task? [more inside]
Commuting by bike and carrying a laptop in a pannier: good idea or recipe for a data disaster? [more inside]
Thinking of buying an iPhone? So am I. Help me decide to wait 'til later, or get it NOW! [more inside]
I am typing up reports in MSWORD 2003 and need to have it show a future date instead of todays. When I go to print the file it shows the current date no matter what I do. Any changes just revert back to todays. Is there a way to correct this? Surely this is possible?
Searching flickr for Escalante slot reveals incredible photos of various slot canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If I arrive in Escalante on Thursday night and wish to sleep in Salt Lake City on Friday night (meaning I can get there at any late hour), will it be possible to hit some slot canyons? [more inside]
The Writer's Chicago: Please help me get the most out of my month long stay in the windy city. [more inside]
Is is possible to mail wine from one person to another person in the United States? [more inside]
Poker poker poker poker poker poker? It's poker craze! [more inside]
How much should I charge for my brand-new business, which is landscaping and disaster preparedness related? As always, there is [more inside]
Am I courting disaster by doubting the Mac Genius? [more inside]
Where can I find a good dollhouse (online or in NYC)? [more inside]
Door County must-dos? [more inside]
BookFilter: Looking for a book a friend once found containing every myth, fable, and legend the author could find from multiple cultures, with analysis breaking them down into (I believe) a hundred or so archetypes. [more inside]
Is there anything that I can do to prevent bed bugs from biting me? [more inside]
HairDyeFilter: Used the stuff in the box with bad results. Help me not look like a freak! [more inside]
About to join the ranks of the mac faithful, but wtf is with these prices? [more inside]
What to do and see in Seattle? [more inside]
Why can't I get Gardasil after I turn 27? [more inside]
Father's Day gift filter: Help me keep my dad out of prison. [more inside]
Is thinking about my therapist this much normal and/or healthy? [more inside]
How do living conditions affect an artist's perspective and art? [more inside]
Why can't I edit the track information of certain MP3s I've downloaded in iTunes? [more inside]
Why is Russia so expensive? [more inside]
I'm looking for a utility that will indicate which program is making sound for Windows XP. [more inside]
Carpal tunnel relief question and a request for an Atlanta-area specialist. [more inside]
We're leaving for a week's vacation in Portugal on Thursday. What should we do? [more inside]
How can I send SMSes from Address Book (OS X) using my Nokia N73? / Where can I find an AT command set for the N73? [more inside]
The wife and I are moving to Boston sometime this summer and naturally I have housing questions. Their are previous questions here, but most are at least a year old. Naturally... [more inside]
How can I change permissions so that i can run an underclocking program for my notebook under a guest account? I've looked in the control panel under administrator tools and tried changing some registry key permissions. [more inside]
How to unlock window height in GNOME (more specifically, Thunderbird)? [more inside]
ScienceFictionfilter: Suggestions for gift subscriptions of science fiction magazines, journals printed in English and dead tree format [more inside]
Does the Motorola RAZR V3 support RTSP (Real Time Stream Protocol)? If not, is there any way around this? [more inside]
If I sell the house I live in, will I have to pay taxes on the difference between the original purchase price and the sale price? [more inside]
Weird problem with wireless modem / router - connection dies after 20 minutes. [more inside]
Chapter 3 - Finally left and now wondering why i am still getting treated like dirt! Any ideas....? [more inside]
Is the IRS going to penalise me for filing late from a foreign country? [more inside]
What's the difference between highways and freeways/the interstate in the US? [more inside]
Overheating PC problems - is my sensor lying? [more inside]
Our white porcelain enamel sink has a stain on it. The stain is silver/grey and seems to have resulted from dropping a steel cup into the sink (probably repeatedly). Two related questions: Is it possible to stain a sink in this way? And how can we remove the stain?
I want to make a couple of lists . It's a pretty simple format, but I have no idea how to go about it. [more inside]
A very quick and light-hearted 80-year-old I'm been sweet on since the day I was born is about to cast caution to the winds and enter the Internet. What chatty-but-literate merry widow and laughing cavalier websites should be fighting for her attention? [more inside]
I have an idea for a blog that might actually make the world a better place. Could it actually work? [more inside]
Traveling in Europe. One potential stop I'm still undecided on. [more inside]
I'm looking for non-alcoholic drink recipes that include spices. [more inside]
Vacuumfilter! Has your Dyson ever shocked you? Also, Dyson vs. Miele? [more inside]
I'm afraid of the Interstate. What can I do about this fear? [more inside]
I have an eating disorder and I can't decide if I want to move to another city. [more inside]
I'm buying Groceries... for a grocery store. I'm now buying for the grocery department of the largest store in our (rather small) chain and I'm at a loss as to what to fill the store with! So Mefi Vegans & Organic Foodies... What organic, all natural, or "alternative" foods, snacks, drinks, & cleaning supplies could you not live without? Do you know of any blogs that cover or review natural & organic packaged foods? [more inside]
I'm an administrator who is a relative n00b to programming, and need to find a good place to start. [more inside]
Military/FictionFilter: I look at my western skyline at dusk and see lines of contrails everywhere. I've been in planes flying all over the world and seen all sorts of sights at dusk, but what's it like to see that from a military jet sending out those trails at whatever speed? Personal details would be nice, but suggestions from established fiction would be fine. Details aren't necessary - I dont want to plagarize anything, I just want an impression for a short piece of fiction.
Foodies of AskMe, help me with a food-substitution puzzle-- specifically, Tater Tots. (Any other healthy substitution suggestions also welcome). [more inside]
When viewing a picture in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, I cannot get MSPaint to open up when I click on the edit button. [more inside]
Yikes! I recently started helping a small non-profit manage its finances, and I just discovered they failed to file their taxes last year. Are they doomed? [more inside]
What are some alternative careers for lawyers? [more inside]
would my window sill plants benefit from enclosing them and ramping up co2 levels? [more inside]
I've been loving YouMail for the past year, as a replacement for VerizonWireless' sucky voicemail, but I've only now started playing around with it's individualized greeting/"ditchmail" features. I'm looking to mess with my friends & co-workers minds using this feature. [more inside]
Pressure on my nose from my glasses, even a very slight pressure, makes me feel like bugs are crawling under my skin. What gives? [more inside]
I need to pick, purchase and plant a tree (larger is better) as a memorial. The planting part I can handle and equipment is readily available but I we don't know what species to buy. [more inside]
Is there a good (and cheap) way to maintain phone communication between US and European cell phones using VoIP or other services, so that neither party needs to make international phone calls? [more inside]
I am a US citizen, but live in Australia. I have a Delaware based schedule C corporation. Can I open a business bank account in the US?
will a mini-fridge ("cube") still function if turned on it's back (cooling coils downward-facing)? [more inside]
We're flying into & out of Chicago in mid-July. We want to head north possibly to: Macinaw City/Island, Thunder Bay, Duluth, somewhere neat to see in Wisconsin, and back to Chicago. We'll have 15 days. Will want 3 days in the end in Chicago. Is this doable? What are the "must see" places & how much time at each? Travel clockwise or counter? Thanks for all suggestion of what to see & what to avoid.
MeFi Ladies, a question for ye: What thinkest thou of false eyelashes? [more inside]
Does anyone have experiences with Gillware for recovering data from a dead hard drive, aside from user bhance? They are cheaper than the big enterprise-level data recovery companies, but I'd like to see comments from more than one person if possible.
Help me rediscover the simple life! [more inside]
Help me relieve my guilt with the use of beads - specifically round ones with stars! [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on moving into a computer help desk position. [more inside]
Are there any tools to copy a website built with Lotus Domino? I'd like to find a free or reasonably cheap automated way to rebuild this site elsewhere. (Moving away from Lotus Domino to an open source cms).
Help me to learn to use an API. [more inside]
My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
Tips and advice for a long-distance move by car? [more inside]
Someone has sent me a text message on my cell phone with a url link in it. How do I "click" on the link to make it go to the mobile web? I have Verizon as my service and I do have the mobile web service with them. My cell phone is the Verizon enV. Thanks.
SongFilter: There's a new Sears commercial circulating, and I love the song in it. It sounds like Regina Spektor's voice for part of the commercial, but then it doesn't in other parts. A Google search turned up a new ad with "Coming Home" by The 88, but that's not the song I'm looking for. [more inside]
I had the perfect relationship for 2 years. Perfect, happy, every second. Then my mom got sick and my girlfriend started having trouble in school. She responded by sleeping with my roommate and changing her entire personality. Then my mom died. Your advice, please. [more inside]
Wireless connection to LCD projector? [more inside]
I've resolved to start private piano lessons this coming fall semester, and want to know how to evaluate (and what questions to ask of) potential piano teachers. [more inside]
Help me break the bread of life and feast on the warm ooey gooey goodness inside. This summer I’ve set out with the goal of each week finding / experiencing / learning about / having 1 new, awesome experience that I haven’t had before. And I'd like to hear your suggestions/anecdotes/experiences for cool stuff I should do. [more inside]
Should my b/f and I attempt the couchsurfing experience for our upcoming roadtrip, or do you have any tips regarding the process? [more inside]
Why does my Visual Studio 2005 project compile, and then immediately NOT compile? [more inside]
Our eucalyptus trees are damaging our pool area. Is there a way to save the trees and the pool? [more inside]
I've just moved to Washington DC and want to find a good opinionated list of cultural events (films, concerts, theater, galleries, etc.) in the city. [more inside]
I came up with an idea for a new board game, and I'd like to code an online version of it, but I've never done any game programming. Need some direction... links to engines, graphics, etc. [more inside]
What brand website did these photos come from? [more inside]
SongFilter: Sad love song, big band era. [more inside]
My wife and I are walking the Portland (OR) marathon this fall. Any recommendations on which hotel to stay at during our long weekend in the city? Somewhere close to start/finish, downtown amenities, 3 stars or better?
Daily headaches, occasional migraines, now sever chest pain. Is my diagnosis correct? More inside... [more inside]
I am planning on buying my first home within the next year. Based on the information I have gathered thus far about how large of a mortgage I will be able to afford, I will be able to afford a home for approximately $130,000 maximum. This is assuming a $20,000 down payment and a $110,000 loan. Where I am looking, there are plenty of homes that I can see myself in that are $100,000 - $110,000, but I know that I would like to make improvements, such as new appliances, bathroom updates, that sort of thing. But, I will spend all of my savings on a downpayment. So my question is: How do people afford to fix up their new homes when they spend all of their money on the downpayment? Do lenders allow you to take a larger loan than you need to buy the home and use the rest of the money for improvements? Could I take a $110,000 loan, but only put $90,000 toward the house and use the rest for home improvement? Would I have to take a second loan just for home improvements?
Help me redesign my nest of cables and create a decent KVM+ system, with just the right kind of keyboard/mouse combo. [more inside]
Why is the Canadian wireless telecommunications industry the way it is? [more inside]
How do I call my wife in Sweden, Copenhagen, and Hungary while she visits for two weeks? I'm in the US and she will not have a cell phone or a computer. [more inside]
Southern Christmas/winter holiday traditions for families with kids -- point me to some good things to see, places to go, eat, etc in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama especially (GA, Arkansas, TN also welcome).... [more inside]
What's the simplest, easiest, fastest way to create a search engine for a discussion website (in particular, this one) which is NOT RUN by that website, but on another computer, and which recognizes as searchable/sortable fields: 1) the "board" the post is in, 2) the titles as well as the bodies of posts, and 3) the dates the posts were made? Oh, and it should update with new posts every few hours, say.
How can I make boiled peanuts using my rice cooker? And other unusual things not indicated in the operators' manual? [more inside]
Streaks of ink when printing - Canon SmartBase MP360. Can anyone tell me how to take the printer apart? [more inside]
What are these flowers called and how long should they last (when cut)?
How do I get my computer to call my phone and play a sound file? [more inside]
Chairfilter: Does anyone have positive or negative experiences with the Stance computer chair? Are there cheaper alternatives with similar functionality (i.e. a partially standing reclined position)?
MusicalInstrumentFilter: I was watching a program on german folk music, and one musical instrument basically looked like a small milk churner, and made a .. uh.. farting sound. Anyone know the instrument?
Is there a way to add brightness/contrast and hue/saturation to the first window I open instead of having to always get to them through the drop down menu? [more inside]
How do I go about applying for Medical/Medicare? [more inside]
Why does drinking beer make me sick? I've tried different types of beers (ales, stouts, weissbeers) and without fail they will make me feel nauseous about an hour after drinking. Why? [more inside]
Is there a system like Life Alert that works outside the home? [more inside]
Need advice on controlling moisture in a basement... [more inside]
Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
I think I may have some sort of depression, but my parents don't really believe in mental health care for that. What do I do? [a bit long] [more inside]
What is the geographical center of Polk County, Florida? [more inside]
How many metafites does it take to change a light bulb? [more inside]
Should I get Rhino's Have a Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box or the individual Have a Nice Day CDs? [more inside]
Why doesn't this code from O'Reilly's PHP and MySQL work for me? [more inside]
I'm a long time mixtape (er CD..) enthusiast and MAc user, and I'd like to take things to the next level by actually doing some real mixing and looping etc in my creations. I've researched a lot of DJ tools (Tracktor, Logic, Mixxx, etc), but I'm not really interested in doing anything live or realtime. Nor do I particularly care to replicate decks. On the other hand, I don't think high-level audio production suites are what I'm looking for either. Overkill. Either way, the costs seem prohibitive in most cases. It boils down to this: I need to be able to beatmatch, crossfade, loop and save to mp3 and then split the resulting track into smaller ones of my choosing. My thoughts so far are to use a BPM counter in Itunes and then try my hand at Audacity. Don't really know how to split mp3s yet... Any alternative ideas or successful set-ups?
What are all the things I need to apt-get, in order to turn my minimal Ubuntu Fiesty Server install into the complete graphical OS? [more inside]
(1) When doing an inter-rater reliability study, does Rater A always have to be paired with Rater B, and Rater C with Rater D, etc? Or can Rater A be paired with Rater B sometimes and Rater C other times? (2) When trying to determine the appropriate sample size for this kind of study, is the N based on the total number of subjects rated, or on the number of subjects each pair of raters rates? [more inside]
I can't download high quality .avi files from Google Video with Keepvid. Any other way to grab them? [more inside]
May I pick your brain for a moment? Yeah, thanks. See, I'm thinking I want to join some clubs or groups or organizations in the Bay area to inspire myself as well as to meet more creative, vibrant, funny, smart, interesting people my age. Tell me, what does the Bay area offer that might really enrich my life here that I might not know about? [more inside]
With the end of USPS international surface mail, what alternatives remain for posting bulky, low-cost items that don't qualify for the M-bag?
Can metal from forks or utensils come off on china plates, cups and other dishes, and if so, does anyone know how to stop it or fix it? [more inside]
Please help me find this [very cool] watch. [more inside]
Public Wifi. How safe is it and what should I do to enable more secure browsing? [more inside]
Portlanders - where is your favorite place to fish? [more inside]
Baseball question: Does anyone know why an out counts as 1/10th of an inning instead of 1/3rd of an inning when it comes to representing total Innings Pitched? [more inside]
planning an 18-day trip to almeria, spain, in late july. help me plan an itinerary! [more inside]
Is it in any way possible to add a custom ringtone to a Virgin Mobile phone? [more inside]
Becoming a firefighter. [more inside]
Where and how can I store luggage in Brussels, Belgium for ~8 days? [more inside]
Can I use my 462.5625 Mhz walkie talkies in Europe? I know this frequency band is for public use in the US. Is it also for public use in Europe (Netherlands, Germany and Italy)? [more inside]
Why are jails so cold inside? [more inside]
I'm considering taking level 2 of the Japanese Languge Proficiency Test (JLPT). I read somewhere that you need to know 6,000 words for level 2. Does anyone know of any good text books for learning a large amount of vocabulary? [more inside]
I miss Kuro5hin. Is there any other such site where you have a community of people with miniblogs? [more inside]
Is there a pill or powder that has the opposite effect of a stool softener? I eat lots of fiber and I need something to negate its effects. [more inside]
Help a teenager make the most of his summer [more inside]
I heard that you can send a sample of your dog's DNA out to be tested to determine breed. I have a pound mutt who I would love to know the mix before she passes. Anyone know if such a service exists?
I'm having some trouble figuring out what my screen resolution should be. My monitor is the Dell UltraSharp Widescreen 2007WFP... which is a 20 inch widescreen. Its native resolution is 1680 x 1050. At this resolution everything is very clear and normal and good. However, everything is a bit too small for me to read comfortably. The monitor is maybe 2 - 2.5 feet away from my face, which I think is normal, but everything is still just a little on the too small side. Because of this, I've been using a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 96 DPI. Everything is easily and comfortably readable for me like this. The only problem is I lose a lot of screen real estate vs its native resolution, and everything becomes just a slight bit less clear. So, what I'm wondering is, what should my settings be? Thanks in advance for any help.
Can I use my TV as a monitor for my laptop while doing other work on the laptop? [more inside]
Every so often Thunderbird thinks all the messages in my Yahoo Mail Plus account are new and downloads 8000 messages! Help me stop this annoyance please. [more inside]
In a few months I will be relocating to Ann Arbor, MI. Located only about 45 minutes outside of Detroit, I am planning to volunteer at a couple of teen organizations. My family however is adamant that Detroit is too dangerous to work in. What can I tell my family to counter their fears?
I need some really REALLY basic spreadsheet help. I've been given the task of creating a spreadsheet that will work out for us several things - how many orders we need in total and per week, how much revenue this will bring, etc. I've got most of it worked out, but I can't for the life of me how to work out percentages. Yes, I did Google this before asking. :D [more inside]
My wifes home health care business is an LLC so does that mean all our personal assets are protected?
My wife owns a home health care business with some other nurses and she says that because it's a LLC, our home, 401k, and other personal assets are safe from being used in a judgement. Is it that simple? My wife who's been an RN for many years, has never even had nurses liability insurance (and still doesn't) so I'm not sure if she understands what her personal risks are as a nurse.
Mystery Equation: x2+y2=(1-z)z4 A friend of mine has a bet regarding whether anyone can figure out what it represents. It's supposed to be mildly romantic. Ideas?
I'm recently self-employed and I need some advice about tax deductions. I'm going to be getting a new, rather expensive computer but I also want to make sure I have enough money to pay my taxes. The computer will be used for business and home use - so where do I stand tax deduction-wise? [more inside]
Looking for a decent (used) sport parachute. [more inside]
Is there a site which will notify me when a TV program I want is on, by keyword? [more inside]
My work doesn't allow computers to install java. Is there a way around this or maybe an alternative I could use?
After my ears healed enough to take the training studs out, I switched to cute little hypoallergenic studs of unknown silver metal, from Clair’s. However, they still have to be left in overnight, and one day when I was taking them out, instead of the usual light flaking of a new piercing I discovered black crumbly crud. Is this the dreaded tarnish that dyes your ear? The earrings themselves are still perfect, with no blemishes to the part that goes in the hole, but the holes are now dark and still shed lightly.
Are there any tips for Executive Assistants wanting to be black belt GTDers? [more inside]
Flat pencil or pen that can be used as a bookmark- does such a thing exist successfully? [more inside]
Is there a way to hook up and display an Xbox 360 on a new laptop screen via, well, anything? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this drawing of a girl with a metal ribcage in a library? The signature looks to me like "K.T. 03" but I'm not sure about the "T." [more inside]
A birthday present for someone into blacksmithing? [more inside]
I am trying to replace a laptop keyboard but the final screw has burred and neither the regular or precision screwdriver works. If someone suggests that I go to repairman and 50 bucks to fix this, I am likely to do serious damage to this laptop (namely by throwing it against a wall). Any ideas? [more inside]
My young wife (32 years old) for years has complained about her eyes drying out while sleeping. Any good ideas for relief? [more inside]
So, I've got this red splotch on my chest. I've only had it since a sunburn last year, and it gets redder if I'm flushed. [more inside]
I'm trying to get a new job, but stay within my current company. I've applied and had two interviews for a role I'd love in a different department. Is it bad form to ask people I work with in my current role, who are in that department, to put in a good word for me? [more inside]
Can you please recommend a great neurologist in the New Haven County (Connecticut) area? [more inside]
I suddenly have an achy arm and a swollen, itchy armband tattoo. The tat is 3 years old! [more inside]
My gas grill won't light properly. I read about the Flow Limiting Device (FLD) but the steps to reset it seem not to work. What is my problem, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good steakhouse in Denver near Coors Field? [more inside]
Another broken quotation. Who said plenty would bring a country to its knees? [more inside]
"Clever" music videos? [more inside]
I would like to paint my wall so it looks like a bamboo forest, but I'm left-brained and would like some help. [more inside]
Suggest programs to write in a newly-learned language. [more inside]
How to figure out what I would like to do with my life? [more inside]
I just bought an old danish-midcentury modern type dining set. Its wood with a finish (lacquer or shellac, I don't know). It has a couple of nasty scratches. I live in San Francisco....know of any businesses/individuals that do wood furniture repair? [more inside]
Is this behaviour reasonable for a mechanic? Also, why is there so little consumer protection laws for this sort of thing? [more inside]
I'm starting university in October and I'd like to make some money over the summer. What are some easy/fun ways to make money? I've just finished a foundation art and design course and I'm studying graphics at uni so I'd like to do something that's in some way related to graphic design but if that's too much to ask then a job where I can just sit at a desk and read for most of the day would be cool. I live in Weymouth which is a sea side town in south-west England if that's helpful. Also, I've never had a job before.
What steps do you take to grieve companion animals? [more inside]
Looking for truly unique, male-centered wedding gift suggestions that would be of absolutely no use to the bride....sorry ladies ;) [more inside]
Math/CS majors: What algorithms are out there to do "approximate reductions for weighted graphs"? This is a term I made up, but basically I have a 200,000 node graph with weighted edges and I want to reduce it so I can see clusters and/or patterns. I know of SUBDUE, but it only works for unweighted graphs.
Otherwise well behaved laptop sometimes freezes when I move it or take it somewhere. I leave it running, and sometimes on the trip from my desk to my car it freezes up. [more inside]
What are those things called that optometrists use to determine your prescription, and how do they work? (The ones where they say, "Which looks better, this... or this?")
What are good resources for studying language and translation issues of the Christian Bible (particularly the New Testament and more particularly the Gospels) [more inside]
I am a self-taught computer geek - and I want to take and pass the MCSE. Have you got any tips? [more inside]
To go beyond the lobby of the Chrysler building, one must have an appointment on one of the floors. Does anyone know of a doctor or another health practitioner in the Chrysler building? [more inside]
Our organization's MS Outlook out of office assistant is not working for e-mails received from outside the organization. Why is this and is there a way to fix it? [more inside]
I'm looking for information on sleep clinics in or around Chicago. [more inside]
What would happen to the financial markets if they were attacked by terrorists? [more inside]
Hard disk cloning over a network: Does anyone know of any free, lightweight software that will allow me to distribute a disk image across a network to a bunch of machines? [more inside]
Anyone know of a reliable local source for Ecstacy brand herbal cigarettes in the NYC or Poughkeepsie area? [more inside]
Most unspeakable Call of Cthulhu RPG scenarios. [more inside]
We are a upstate NY local chorale, 10 years old now, reorganizing with a new director and we are not sure of the best legal setup. We want to have a board with officers so the chorus members can become more involved in management. Currently there is just a tax ID#. Should we incorporate as a non-profit and get 501(c)(3) status? Just incorporate? We want to try and get grants to buy some risers, for example, and don't know if non-profit status would be required. But we are also thinking of raising money by paid singing gigs (as opposed to our regular community concerts where people donate to support us) and we don't know if we could still do that as a non-profit. We would like to know what other groups have done, and would be grateful for any advice.
How can I improve my depth perception? [more inside]
813-840-3045. Who owns this number and how can I get them to stop calling me and hanging up. It happens 2-3 times a day and it's not just me they are bothering (see here and here). Calling the number just returns a rapid busy signal. [more inside]
Good hikes around Seattle. [more inside]
Where can I go to see Cherenkov radiation -- not some simulation with a blue light in a deep-water bath, but the real thing -- as a tourist? [more inside]
I plan on moving to NJ. Collingswood seems like the best option, are there others? [more inside]
Our newly walking one-year-old has learned how to climb up stairs (oh, joy), but not down. Help us put in safe a baby gate. [more inside]
Card players, I'd appreciate some help in dissecting a song about poker called Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud by Townes Van Zandt. [more inside]
When I work my abs a lot, I get little mini shaky spasms, similar to what your muscles do after lifting, except they last for a while, say 24 hours, give or take, as opposed to up to two hours or so after weightlifting. Does this happen to you too? Is it common? [more inside]
I'm having a whiskey party tonight. There will be a mix of scotches, bourbons, and other whiskeys, single-malt and blended. It will not be a dinner party but I'd like to provide some hors d'oeuvres and possibly desserts. I've heard sushi is good with whiskey so I thought lox might work, and this Honey and Whiskey ice cream looks good, but does anyone have any other ideas?
I'm hairy but work around food. How weird would it be if I shaved my forearms? [more inside]
Why do so many pigeons in San Francisco have mangled feet? And why is it usually only one foot? Is this specific to SF, or do you notice it in other pigeon-heavy areas?
Does the phrase "Please, not in the face!" (in reference to a metaphorical imminent beating) have a definitive, particular origin from a famous film or some other piece of pop culture? Or has it just sort of established itself from actual beatings?
I’ve been reading a bit about qi gong and its applications to healthy living, but am finding it hard to find information that goes beyond anecdotes. I’d like to know if the claims of qi gong (and similar internal practices) have been tested, and if the claimed mechanisms have any common ground with western medicine. [more inside]
Need help building my own memory cartridge for a toy laptop. [more inside]
Moving to the Excelsior district in San Francisco: Tell me everything you know (please)! [more inside]
Is interest calculated the same way on a credit card and a home equity loan? In other words is it stupid to take out a home equity loan at 6.9% to pay off credit cards at 5.9%? [more inside]
My girlfriend is moving to Columbia, MO for her first job. Where should she live in town? What rental companies have worked well for you? [more inside]
I am looking for advice on forming a direct relationship with my landlord. [more inside]
I'm never enjoyed the heat, but this summer I'm sweating like a pig! Bearing in mind that I'm already down to the bare minimum of clothing, and taking exercise (I am marginally overweight), is there anything I can do to make my body more in tune with summer?
I'm about to resign from my job. The problem is I only started two months ago. How do I break the news? [more inside]
My boy is going out of town for four days and I want to make a project to surprise him when he gets home. I am making a pathway in our backyard, does anyone have any experience in this? [more inside]
Because no one wants to regret that tattoo they got way back when from the narcoleptic tattoo artist...
Looking to get a tattoo in Chicago. Suggestions for where to go? [more inside]
I got a girl coming to stay with me in London (England) and I want to show her a good time. Where should we go and what should we do there? [more inside]
Men's FashionFilter: I need to
update my develop a wardrobe for the Fall and after. [more inside]
How can I improve my photographs so they have a much more 'real' quality? I've taken some nice shots - not bad composure / colours etc but at best they're quite good. I'm looking to improve to amazing/wow photos...or at least as close as I can get. [more inside]
Lady Li posted a question (2 below this one) searching for this quote... "Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion – in the long run, these are the only people who count." How do I become one of those people who count?
[Glorious-Caffeine-filter]: Help me in my search for the elusive gourmet coffee single… [more inside]
Looking for quote about "the few who think well and often". Possibly from science fiction? [more inside]
ATL, COM, Automation in VC++ 2005 - Help me make sense of it all! [more inside]
I'm a Win2k user and have been in love with a couple of M$ Powertoys shell extensions that have been around forever: The "sendto" .nameonclipboard and .contentsonclipboard right click options. The only thing I regret is the amount of time I spend using the mouse to navigate to my selection after the first right click: rightclick->sendto->selection(contents/name). I'd love to figure out how I could left click to select / focus the file, and then finish with a control key combination. Better yet would be the ability to just (key combination)-> (left middle whatever) click to perform the action. Ideas?
How can I search for specific strings of text within multiple individual text files in Mac OSX 10.4? [more inside]
BabyFilter: I'm looking for advice on how to schedule late night baby feedings once I go back to work.
BabyFilter: I'm looking for advice on how to schedule late night baby feedings once I go back to work (details inside) [more inside]
I’d like to read some fiction books where the heroine is intelligent, 40+ years old, not incredibly gorgeous or incredibly wealthy or incredibly famous, but with responsibilities (like teenage kids or a career), who has explicit & hot sex. Chick lit all grown up, you might say. [more inside]
How do you show that you had an object before a certain date? [more inside]
my ipod wont play certain songs. [more inside]
Where can I practise and record my music? I'm only looking for very basic demo quality, and need to do it very, very cheaply. [more inside]
What is happening to me when I try to do situps? [more inside]
Where can I find a relatively tall and simple platform or lofted bed, or at least a better way to describe what I'm looking for? [more inside]
Help me help my dad. One of those cheapest-best-multimedia-experience questions. Details inside. (Oh, btw, kinda long.) [more inside]
I'm painfully shy. My mind often goes blank during social interactions. It's almost like I kind of lose myself. I'd like to find a way to fight this. [more inside]
I have an interview with a recruiter next week. I will have to take either a photoshop or illustrator test. What is normally on these tests? How hard are they? What format are they normally in (e.g., multiple choice or are you given a project to complete)? What are some more obscure things I should make sure I know before I walk in there? Anonymous because people at work don't know I'm job hunting
I'm a well-educated woman dead-set on creating a career in the game industry. Advice please! [more inside]
I'm looking for an open source MP3 (or OGG) player for creation of educational listening drills. Must be portable, and flexible for creation, editing, burning of playlists and queues -- details on its use in here... [more inside]
Do trains still have human conductors? What do they do?
Making a laptop take VGA input, or finding a cheap, tiny display. [more inside]
What is the easiest way to have one program running in Mac OS X while another displays keystrokes in real time? I'll explain the details inside... [more inside]
Fantastic baba ganoush and hummus recipes? [more inside]
Can you recommend an online collaborative project-management tool (one that is not Basecamp?) [more inside]
A few friends and I are looking to start backpacking this summer but on a budget. [more inside]
Looking for ideas on how to stop my basement door from leaking. [more inside]
Help me revamp my wardrobe. I need suggestions for the best quality clothing and accessories in each category, i.e. t-shirts, suits, sandals, umbrellas, whatever. [more inside]
My dad drinks scotch and I've gotten him some single malt ones, which I prefer, and he didn't like them too much. I am looking to get him a great high-end scotch. He likes johnny walkers so I've gotten him a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue once and he liked that a lot. So I am hoping to get him something else that's similarly high quality. I am hoping to spend perhaps $75-$500 or so. Don't know much about scotch, esp. blended, so your suggestions would be appreciated.
Hydrogen Cars. All the talk we hear now of hydrogen powered automobiles involves fuel cells. How about burning hydrogen directly in an internal combustion engine? [more inside]
My MS Access files are password protected. I don't know/remember what the password is. I need help on password recovery. [more inside]
I had planned to embark on a period of introspection following a bad relationship and other life changes but I've been lazy about it. Are there any books that offer a sort of step-by-step course for something that really shouldn't be a step-by-step course? [more inside]
Cycling clothes that won't make me look like a jackass? [more inside]
I have a bad back and I am looking for chair recommendations. Further specifications and [more inside]
Father's Day is Coming. My partner is the "Bestest Dad Ever". I want to give him something amazing and cool, that shows how great a father I think he is, but we have no money and very little time. Our son is just under 1 year, so the gift will have to come totally from me - he's not really old enough to make a craft for dad. What awesome and memorable gift First Father's Day gift can I give for under $20?
I am not depressed or unhappy, in fact, just the opposite. But I cry all the time and I need to figure out how to stop because it's really embarrassing. [more inside]
How to have computer automatically change primary and secondary display settings once projector is plugged in?
I need help with using a projector as a secondary display. I would like the computer to be able to recognize when the projector has been plugged in and automatically set the projector as the primary display without having to fiddle with the settings. Is there software or some trick that will do this? [more inside]
File this under disgusting. A pedophile site is linking to my friend's business site. They've been contacted to take the link down. Is there any other option to block unacceptable linking like this?
I am looking for buildings in New York City with public spaces that are good examples of mid century modern design and architecture. Building lobbies, plazas, diners, etc. Something along the lines of the old TWA terminal 5 at JFK.
Am I making a huge mistake by not following my fiance to Washington DC? [more inside]
Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
I'm looking for a movie I saw in the early 80s on cable - about a guy who dies and then is returned to Earth and tries to reconnect with his wife. [more inside]
Next Thursday - 21st - it's your birthday (Happy Birthday!). You'll be 35, you're single, you live in LA, you're off work until Monday, and you've got a $1000 burning a hole in your pocket. What would *you* do?
I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting. Are there any exercises to prevent or minimise a hernia? [more inside]
Lake Tahoe Living: Possibly moving to north-shore of Lake Tahoe. What are the cheapest options available for apartment living up there? [more inside]
Best way to submit resume and samples? [more inside]
My fiance and I just returned from Raleigh. We went to check out the culture, climate, shopping, food, etc. in hopes of possibly living there. We were so impressed that we are thinking of buying some real estate there as an investment. My gut tells me this is a good move, but I would like to be a little more objective about the decision. How do I go about performing due-diligence on real estate markets? Forbes ranked Raleigh #2 for the best place to do business this year. I want more information than that. Are there good websites were people talk about this kind of stuff? Is there a Morningstar for real estate? How can I get the skinny on a market without talking to a biased real-estate agent? Anyone want to chime in about real estate in the Triangle?
How do I cope with a parent who cheats? [more inside]
Why doesn't the woman I'm dating invite me out with her friends? [more inside]
Possible move to San Antonio/Austin, what can I expect? [more inside]
How customary is it for employees to be required to sign a company policy document when they've already been employed for awhile? [more inside]
CreativeProblemSolvingAdventureFilter: If you were moving overseas for a period of 2 years via 4 air trips, spaced 1.5-2 months apart, what stuff would you bring when? [more inside]
I was in Amsterdam this Monday and Tuesday. Early tuesday morning I walked past a group of buskers who were playing music which changed my life. I've never heard anything like it. They looked to me to be maybe Turkish, somewhere eurasian. Two guys were keeping up a simple 2 - chord rhythm on accordions, whilst the lead guy was blasting his soul into a clarinet, playing a kind of desperate, breathy, technical jazz / polka kind of sound. It was awesome. Anyone seen these guys? Anyone know what kind of music I might have heard? Thanks in advance...
Wordpress filter: Why did my Wordpress blog freak out when I wasn't looking? What could have caused it to change themes all on its own? [more inside]
Please help me find a new(ish) monitor. I'd like a small (15"?), inexpensive, glossy LCD that will work with my old VGA video card (max 1024 x 768), and would prefer it be "mountable" for future ease-of-fitting-somewhere. [more inside]
Cross-platform, portable PIM? Not wearing a winter coat anymore, I find my Palm T|X is larger than I want to carry. [more inside]
How do I move a collection of vinyl LP records? I have a medium (500-1,000) collection that I am taking with me on a 2 day move up the east coast in a non-airconditioned moving truck this summer. What techniques should I avoid? What do I need to be aware of?
I need single word name for bird training. It needs to be either more generic than falconry or if it exists, more specifically, it's related to the art of training homing pigeons (often mistaken as carrier pigeons).
Like you, I've got a lot of unused stuff. Also like you, I could do with some extra money. Do you have any tips or experiences to share with regard to selling specific types of items? [more inside]
I'm preparing for a road trip that will take me up the California Coast, Oregon Coast, Washington (Seattle) and into Canada at least as far North as Whistler. Can you provide specific recommendations on where to stop? What motels should I stay at? What's interesting to see/do/photograph? [more inside]
I suspect the answer is "No", but I thought I would ask anyway: Is there such a thing as a semi-pro level of insurance for digital cameras? [more inside]
I have a set of 12 copper enamel Jade Snow Wong plates that I need estimates for. [more inside]
Looking for a barcode scanner (>$100; usb, wireless or firewire) to import books into delicious library on mac 10.3.9. Must be plug and play (no cuecat).
Question about cruise control vs. a special acceleration/coasting technique in terms of fuel efficiency. [more inside]
Where in Manhattan can I find Japanese Kanzashi (silk flower hair ornaments) and/or Koi Nobori (carp windsocks)? [more inside]
I've been asked to provide a favorite Bible passage to a friend's six year old child who is starting his religious instruction. Not having nearly the bible knowledge of a Bertie Wooster, I'm asking the hive mind for a favorite passage that might be instructive or inspirational and suitable for a young child. Extra credit if it teaches tolerance of other's beliefs.
I'm looking for a book about a sloth and pirañas. Do you know it? [more inside]
Bariatric surgery question, gastric bypasses et al. After watching some people receive surgery to clean up loose skin post gastric bypass, I started to wonder... [more inside]
Good hotel recommendations in Asheville NC? A friend and I will be in Asheville for one night, and would like to stay within walking distance of stuff.... [more inside]
Let's say I buy s socks. Now, these socks feel the very best (have a quality factor of 100) after f wearings, and must be discarded (have a quality factor of zero) after f × 100 wearings. I want to add these socks to a pool from which I draw two daily, and want to maximise the probability of selecting socks with the highest quality over the life of the pool... [more inside]
I'm looking for a shared network drive solution for three offices physically distant from one another - something with 10-50 gigs of storage space and that could easily be intergrated into Windows for ease of user use. [more inside]
My daughter says she is having trouble grasping the concept of irony, so I promised to come up with some examples. [more inside]
looking for Online real time webbased share monitoring services specifically for the footise [more inside]
How do I use a condensing deep fat fryer? [more inside]
"80% of people grow up to live within a 20 mile radius of where they were born." Is this true? [more inside]
How likely/difficult would it be to steal identity information from an e-mail attachment, like a Word document or an Excel file? [more inside]
Can a person be addicted to another person who is a cheater? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some easy HTML editing and uploading tools for a mac? (ftp, text editor) [more inside]
The perfect tool: a drill, screwdriver, and wrench combined into a single, battery-powered device. Does it exist? [more inside]
I'm confused about when a sudden death becomes a coroner investigation, rather than a police investigation (UK). [more inside]
How do I get over my nervousness and just make a pass or just kiss the girl now I'm seeing? [more inside]
My beloved Mac broke after an attempt to uninstall a buggy Safari with AppDelete. Do I need to reformat or might there be hope for this severely confused n00b? [more inside]
Looking for new music to get me going. Something somewhere around the bands "Soul Coughing" and "Sigur Ros". If anyone listens to & loves these guys like me, can you please help me find some new bands to love. Or really any great music anyone can suggest. Thanks everyone.
It is a good thing where I work that I identify as gay. Very good. Recently however, I have fallen (madly) for a hetero... This would be somewhat of an issue of at my gay workplace and I'd like some good ole MeFi advice (MI) [more inside]
We're driving up from DC to Cambridge, MA. We have a moving truck. The hotel we're staying at this Sunday night does not have parking. What to do? [more inside]
Making an 80s emo ballad mix--what am i missing [more inside]
What is the best method & location for live-blogging a cross country trip using a MacBook, DSLR camera, DV camera, t-mobile EDGE and intermittent wifi? [more inside]
Macromedia (sorry, Adobe) Director question. If I paste text from Word etc. into my Director text field, and I then select it and change it into an embedded font, will there be problems with curly quotes, em-dashes and such on other users' computers? Or does the "embedding" process enable me to use these characters? I don't care too much about curly quotes, but I do like my em-dashes & would rather not have to change them all to double hyphens.
Right now, I plan to start business school in the fall. It's a top five program, and in all likelihood, my salary after school will be about twice what I make now. That said, I'll be borrowing about $80K to cover the costs in the short-term. Is this a good idea? I'm excited about b-school in general but perhaps not to the extent that I'm willing to incur a debt that will burden me for decades to come.
Monty Python fans, I need your help. Please tell me if my sketch group has inadvertently duplicated one of their jokes. [more inside]
We are semi-retired and live (and grew up) in Chicago. I went to college in a little river town along the Mississippi in Iowa and we're now thinking about moving to the Quad Cities as we are sick of the density, smog and crime in Chicago and long for slower, more peaceful days. There are some great running trails and fantastic old homes in Iowa in the Historic District, near the River, which appeal to us very much, but I'm worried about the lack of top notch hospitals/doctors and the fact that Iowa taxes both out of state pensions and Social Security. Any thoughts on the benefits or lack of same of the Quads? My husband and I both have some health problems but not immediate ones . Our specialists are in Chicago but I hate to think that we will not be able to enjoy the rest of our lives (we are 63 and 64) waiting for the Grim Reaper or trip to the ER. Thanks for any help.
1) I have a sony camcorder. I want to convert the contents of the camcorder tape, to a video cd or dvd format. Currently i tried using windows movie maker to see if it is possible, but it is not allowing me to create a video cd or dvd. It only creates a file playable in windows movie maker or windows media player.. [more inside]
My music album folder contains ~1000 folders in it. It's stored on a large external hard drive. It suddenly began only displaying the first 287 folders, ordered alphabetically. [more inside]
How much is the Temp Agency that I work for getting paid for my services? [more inside]
Is there a service that I can control via email rather than the web which I can use to email myself reminders? [more inside]
What can I do, from the big changes on down to the minutae, to make a difference? I want a more environmentally conscious lifestyle! [more inside]
_Wedding filter_ Civil ceremony. Informal. At home. What does the bride wear? [more inside]
Should I sell my car? Am I doing the math right? [more inside]
My girlfriend of 6 months is starting to talk about marriage. I love her and all, but I don't have that "spark" you sometimes get in relationships. What now? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a reasonably bicycle-friendly route into Charlottesville, VA coming from the west (from Lexington, to be precise)? I don't mind sharing a road with traffic - I ride Route 11 frequently and happily - but as much as possible, I would like to avoid getting mixed in with dense commercial traffic.
Where is the "interview" style Vonage commercial filmed? [more inside]
When you register as a new user on a site, often times you are presented with a graphic where the letters/numbers a blurred or distorted (to present bots from registering) and a box below it where you are supposed to replicate its content with keystrokes. What is that thing called?
What is the difference between an American resume and a British CV? [more inside]
There are weird phone numbers showing up on my caller ID - what's going on? What should I do about it? [more inside]
In NYC, where can I get a violin CHEAPLY looked over and serviced? [more inside]
SurfboardFilter: I've outgrown my starter board. Help pick a new surfboard to kick off the San Diego summer. [more inside]
Most visually interesting parts of the New York City subway system? [more inside]
Is it possible for me to experience different side effects on a generic drug vs. its brand name equivalent? The drug in question is neurological. [more inside]
Help! OfficePlantFilter: My aloe is dying! [more inside]
A question about lighting for my wedding. I am making lights for my wedding, which essentially will be in a tent. I am making a bunch of fixtures and each fixture will have 3 to 7 paper lanterns hanging in clusters. The problem is that the lanterns are either 12, 14 or 16 inch diameters and I want to find a way to make sure that all shine equally as bright. [more inside]
Suddenly, my laptop and wireless network aren't playing well together. [more inside]
I'm thinking about adding either Dallas, TX or Houston, TX to my list of potential areas to relocate to. I'm getting pretty sick of California (the SF Bay Area) and have always liked the midwest. Help me learn more about the two places. [more inside]
Brace yourself for another iPod question. Purchased and downloaded movie from iTunes. Got all excited to watch it on the plane on my iPod. Was crushed to find that upon re-synch-ing my iPod with my iTunes, the movie doesn't seem to have downloaded onto the iPod, which I assumed it would do automatically just like it does with new music that I add to iTunes. [more inside]
What is the etymology of the slang term for dogs, 'pooch'?
Dog + Pig Roast Charcoal Ashes = Dear God, how do I get this out? [more inside]
Guilty Pleasure Filter: How much do reality TV families make? [more inside]
Hanging up on our traditional phone service... can I switch to VOIP and continue to use it once my metro area activates city-wide wifi? Or is there another solution? [more inside]
Just bought a new loft and will be using my G5 as the main audio source for entertainment. the comp has optical digital audio output (mini jack) and a built in 12watt amp. I would like to find an affordable (~250$) solution where my music would fill the place. I used to have a Creative set with 4 satellite and a sub but they are dead... I own the place and can drill holes or mount speakers in the corners, it's a large rectangle shaped 25x40 feet space. what are my options here ? thanks everyone Selfsck
My kid is *such* a whiner. Help. [more inside]
How did a username I've never seen before get into my IE7 autocomplete list? [more inside]
What's the origin of the phrase: "What if we threw a war and no one came?" [more inside]
Much like this question, I want to deliver a care package to a family member who is ill. However, I'm in Chicago, and she's in New York (Brooklyn, to be precise). I'd love to send her some matzoh ball soup, decongestants, tea, and other goodies for the infirm. Any suggestions? (My yahoo search inadvertently went to the web as a whole an I found this and I was all "Sweet!" until I realized it was just an idea.)
Help me clean out my parents' house! [more inside]
Is there a logical sequence in which to learn principles from the major fields of science, where knowledge from one field would undoubtedly help me understand the next? [more inside]
Father's Day Filter: How to best handle this day for my son whose father has no contact with him because of molestation??? (LONG) [more inside]
I'm planning on changing my ISP (I'm currently using Telus) and in the process I will lose (I assume) what I've been foolishly using as my "professional" email address. How can I painlessly switch over to a new email address? [more inside]
I have done initial interviews with both Ameriprise Financial and Garden State Securities. I think that being a stock broker could be for me. Should I go with Ameriprise, Garden State or somewhere else? [more inside]
Is there a supplement or other item I can ingest with breakfast that will help me digest BLUE #1? [more inside]
I'm helping a long-time friend who has recently taken the helm at a small non-profit and needs some web design work done. I've come across a number of web sites that connect designers with non-profits over the last few years... but can only remember Guru.com. I'd like to recommend a service to her, but I'm coming-up short. Does anyone here have experience with a firm like/better than Guru? Guru may end-up being our final choice, but I can't imagine they're the only players in the field.
Is it safe to wash my cat's litter box in the dishwasher? [more inside]
In this article, one of NASA's rocket scientists said that duct tape doesn't work in the vacuum of space. Why is that?
Help me name my Ultimate Team! [more inside]
My SO is 30 weeks pregnant and all is going well apart from one constant annoyance of she continually feels that need to wee. [more inside]
I'm a 25 year old journalism major riddled with major debt who has two years of school to go. How should I go about handling my debt situation and finishing school with the ultimate goal of becoming a successful print journalist? Furthermore, am I a fool to enter this field considering my rather unpleasant financial picture? Life advice, please. [more inside]
How do we go about choosing a priest for a catholic wedding when I am lapsed and he is atheist? [more inside]
Cooling a large space. Specifics inside. General info on Air Conditioners/Fans also appreciated. [more inside]
Web usability gurus: I'm looking for a great example of web technology that takes a range input variables and demonstrates quickly what the outcome will be for the user. I'm thinking of something where you can dial up and down specific elements, and the output is shown immediately. [more inside]
Breakup/Houseguest Etiquette question: How to RSVP? [more inside]
CSS/Print/QTVR Filter: I am trying to print this page. But when I do the QTVR image doesn't print (FWIW: it's a poster QT image with the QTVR). How can I get it to print? I have a special print.css file.
MinneapolisJockFilter: Where are good places to run downtown? Anywhere to rent a bike downtown? [more inside]
Our new digital television just started showing red highlights on dark colours. What's wrong? [more inside]
I recently bought a zune and i am looking for pictures that are semi information or thoughtful. i recently quite a few photo selection on it and play music with it. Some of the stuff i like is Dali Art, Betty Page pinup, Optical Illusians and Post secrets. i am trying to find some more photos that are either information like pictures of shots that have to the side how to make them or pictures that are thought provoking maybe some religous art. I was hoping the Hive mind could steer me into jpeg slideshow that would be interesting to put on my zune and where to find them either eduction or inspirationial not really into people falling off ladders and stuff.
I'm loking for a small, not too expensive inkjet printer for mostly black and white printing of documents. I don't do photos and only occasionally want color--for Mapquest printouts etc. Lowest cost ink cartridges preferred. Speed and resolution not a big consideration. Footprint (size) is important but I don't want a "portable" which seem expensive. Thanks for your recommendations
According to aa.com, my flight departure this morning is delayed by an hour. I haven't left the house yet. How big a risk is it, though, to show up to the airport an hour later than I had planned? Do they ever "move up" a delay, thinking that it is convenient to the people already waiting? If so, what is the point of showing me that it is delayed?
After being baptized, Jesus immediately went into the desert for 40 days, where he was tempted by the devil. When he came back, he was a transformed man. He was suddenly spouting very clever things (still quoted 2000 years later), and in a few weeks, he had a constant crowd of hundreds to thousands of people around him. What can happen in 40 days that transforms a man from an uneducated carpenter to the greatest philosophical influence that ever existed? [more inside]
Has anybody already done the work of configuring GnuCash for an Australian small business? If so, what's involved in electronic submission of a BAS, and is there an easy way to transfer records to an accountant who thinks QuickBooks is the Only Thing? No more inside.
What's so bad about wasting water? [more inside]
Where do all the special features discs go once they reach Blockbuster? [more inside]
Another tax question by and for the self-employed...help me pay my quarterly estimated taxes correctly! [more inside]
first job interview question(s) [more inside]
Whats the name of this movie that I saw on TV at least 8 years ago? It had a plot that revolved around the 13th floor of a building. [more inside]
Icthyoid anatomy question: what are these things inside fish skulls? [more inside]
Would it be worth while for me to spend a month or two traveling around Europe alone? More inside. [more inside]
DraftFilter: Help with debate over National Service/Draft and it's effects on society and unpopular wars [more inside]
I had my first one-night stand over the weekend... (long) [more inside]
My LG PM-225 phone now loops the Sprint logo (the one you usually see when turning the phone on) after a Bitpim sync apparently went wrong. Is there anyway to reset the phone / reinstall the software (is that what went wrong?) without informing Sprint or buying a new phone? Thanks much.
Which translator of Ranier Maria Rilke into English best balances literal translation with the "feel" of the poems in the original language?
My wife makes centerpieces for weddings and parties. I am posting here to ask the community's help in locating a product she needs. She is trying to find clear, floating, gel candles. I have searched high and low but have yet to find them. Many places sell gel for making your own candles, and also many places sell colored floating gel candles, but none seem to carry clear gel floating candles. Where can I get these candles for her? She is on a time crunch so if the vendor is in the Los Angeles area, that would be even better. [more inside]
Where can I find a list of words -- dictionary -- for writing the sounds people make during dialog or conversation? [more inside]
How should I be reading the NYTimes? I subscribed last month and I love it, but I only end up reading about five to ten percent of the paper every week. [more inside]
Are there strong theological explanations for why the current activity in miracles isn't quite what it used to be? No more pillars of salt, burning bushes, days being stopped etc... Doesn't he love us?
QuickBooksFilter: How do I apply a deposit to an invoice, after the deposit has already been recorded? [more inside]
How do I get into biking/cycling? [more inside]
What are some good, simple, affordable correspondence courses I can do from Australia? (The courses don't have to be based in Australia.) [more inside]
How can I print a USPS media rate shipping label? [more inside]
My wife is starting up a Young Adult (geared towards 13-18 yr olds) Fantasy book club at the local library branch. What are some good books in this genre to consider for inclusion? [more inside]
Are there any online communities similar to Marvelous Mail? [more inside]
What rights do I have if my landlord wants to do 3 weeks of repairs on my apartment? [more inside]
We land at CDG Paris at 8:15AM, and need to be back at CDG before 9PM for the next flight. What practical information do you have to help us make the most of the time? [more inside]
This may be a debatable issue, but does anyone know if, when repeatedly referring to a chef, you should call him Chef Smith? I assume just Smith would be fine, but is Chef Smith wrong? or is Mr. Smith disrespectful? Looking at you, Languagehat.
In the rare times I've needed to hit ctrl-alt-delete within the past few months, the task manager window pops up, but it lacks the little tabs at the top and the useful little X in the upper right that actually allows me to CLOSE the task manager. What happened? [more inside]
Are distance/online high schools worth the money/effort, with special regard to AP courses? [more inside]
Question about changing my last name. [more inside]
Is being paranoid of dying a normal thing? [more inside]
Where can I camp, off the beaten path, on the central coast of California? [more inside]
Can collection services/debt collectors like NCO financial take me to court or levy some sort of legal action on me for failure to pay? the amount is about $2500
I'm looking for educational programs/curricula/methodologies that focus on teaching critical thinking skills in elementary school and high school, know any? Also are there any educational charities that focus specifically on improving critical and scientific thinking in children and young adults?
I'd like to find a San Francisco based antique watch repair shop that does impeccable work. Price is not an issue, as the watch is the only thing I have from my great-grandmother and is of the utmost sentimental value. The wristwatch is silver, with no visible manufacturer's mark, and is approximately 85 years old. The face needs cleaning and the mechanism likely is in decent shape, but needs cleaning as well.
What are your recommendations for cleaning a laptop screen? [more inside]
Looking for a quality computer store in Brisbane, Australia that can provide a customized computer and great support. Difficulty: Currently living in Seattle. [more inside]
I just mailed two tax checks (to the IRS and the CA tax board--totalling over $7000), each with 40 cents of postage instead of 41 cents. They have to be postmarked by Friday to avoid late fees. How can I minimize how screwed I get? [more inside]
What is the best plan-of-action for doing a 10-day outdoor-focused trip to Costa Rica? [more inside]
Can you name something that is typically 1,000 square feet? I would like to say that something is 1,000 square feet, as big as a "blah blah blah," just for visualization purposes. [more inside]
Would it make me a complete jerk for calling animal control on a dog who goes unleashed on it's walks in an urban neighborhood because the woman who owns it is older and walks very slowly a block behind him? [more inside]
How do I forecast costs for database development? [more inside]
I am looking for a remake of the old Soda Stereo classic, "Cuando pase el temblor" [more inside]
Trying to find a design job, but generally clueless as to how to proceed. Yes, even after reading this question. [more inside]
How can I get past my resentment at having to buy an engagement ring? [more inside]
What are the pros and cons, professionally and personally, for an American taking an academic postdoc in Europe? [more inside]
I will soon be getting laser surgery on my blighted eyeballs. One point on which I have forever envied my (better-)sighted brothers and sisters is the ability to wear stylin' shades. Please help me pick some out! [more inside]
Why won't flashget download this .rm file? [more inside]
In Nashville TN there is a great place called The Great Escape which used to, and may still, sell crappy old comic books for 15 to 25 cents apiece. Is there such a place in the NYC area?
How much time should my new puppy spend outside by himself? He seems to want to be out every minute of the day so far, but I'm worried that it will be too isolating. [more inside]
Round-trip bus ride from DC to NYC - Go Greyhound, VaMoose, or other? [more inside]
I saw a very strange and interesting-looking movie on I *think* Showtime yesterday at about 4-5 PM. It involved Russians. Any ideas? [more inside]
Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin? [more inside]
If you were only allowed to brush your teeth once per day, would it be better to brush them at night, or in the morning? [more inside]
Where can I get an on-dead-trees map of MLS areas and zip codes? [more inside]
Looking for a free development environment package for creating simple games that run from the browser through widely used plug-ins. Basically I need something like Visual Basic that compiles a Java Applet or Flash game or ActiveX. I am pretty good with coding simple games in Visual Basic and C but I don't have much time to get into the nitty-gritty of it with the interface.
I was recently given a 20$ itunes card, and I've decided to use it all on This American Life podcasts to listen to on my morning commute. Which episodes should I get? [more inside]
I found a motorcycle I want to buy on craigslist. The listing says, "I have the titles for both of these bikes with a lean on them from kawasaki credit through HSBC. Therefore, when you buy you get the title but it will take a week or two to get the lean release b/c the money I get is just going to pay off my loan." Is it just me, or does this sound sketchy? How do I do this legally, while protecting myself? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a free, online music player I can add to my website? [more inside]
Allowances? Exemptions? I'm a student summer intern and totally new to taxes - can anyone provide just a little insight as to what I should do? [more inside]
I am starting a website and the domain name I want is taken, albeit by one of those weird, "toss junk links here" places. [more inside]
I had to replace the housing on my Sony Ericsson K750, and did so with a W800 housing I got on ebay. Now that I've done this, the 1, 2 & 3 buttons on the keypad don't respond, nor will the joystick effect down or right actions. Everything else, including the camera, works fine. What has happened, and can I fix it? [more inside]
I'm writing a little test program just to try out network programming in Java. However, some pages I GET from return the correct page, some return the standard 404 page (even when I can access the page from my browser), and some just hang without returning at all (again, from a page I can look at with my browser). Can someone more knowledgeable about network programming than me explain this? [more inside]
In PHP, how do I search through a large string to see if it contains a smaller string? [more inside]
Forces are conspiring to keep me from switching from Entourage to Thunderbird at the office. [more inside]
I’m tired of living in the rock-and-roll past and need a new band. The problem is, nobody’s playing arena rock anymore, as they did in the days of my Def Leppard youth. I’m clueless about the modern rock scene, but I’m hoping there’s a band out there that writes and performs in the vein of the party rock acts like Van Halen. Where is the modern Aerosmith? Can someone suggest a recent band in this style? Or is everything out there just another Green Day clone?
My wife bought me a sailboat! Now what? [more inside]
What are the best supermarkets in Portmouth, NH? Good gym? Also, could someone answer my Portsmouth-traffic questions? [more inside]
I want to blog. Got the host (Dreamhost). Got the blogware (Wordpress). Have an idea (Magazine for chicks). Don't have anything else. Help. [more inside]
I use Carbonite to backup my home machine, and recently purchased an external hard drive. Carbonite does not backup external hard drives (as I found out after the fact), so I am trying to find a way to make Carbonite think that the external drive is just another folder off of my C: drive. Is this possible?