July 2006 Archives
A good place to stay at Tofino, Vancouver Island? [more inside]
Thinking of opening a Gaming store...help...So me and the wife are seriously considering opening a gaming store, (roughly half board/casual type games and half "hobby" type games). I've read a bunch of stuff on opening a retail store in general, including some threads on here, but not much on anything gaming specific. [more inside]
Is there a theater underground in Chicago? [more inside]
What are some good books for beginners on finance? I prefer a book on a variety of finance subjects, anything from taxes, to real estate, to the stock market. (several books dealing with specific subjects work just as well). While I want a book on the basics, it doesnt need to be written for children or the average teen.
How do I get my photographs into galleries and/or sell prints? [more inside]
We went swimming two days ago. My boyfriend still has water in his ear, and the Swim-EAR (95% isopropyl alcohol, 5% glycerin) we got at the drug store hasn't helped. Is this normal? And what can he do to make his ear feel better? [more inside]
Where in the San Francisco/Berkeley area can I get a truly good selection of Bulgarian music? (By which I mean a BulgarianCDs.com-style selection, not the usual Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares stuff. HMV/Tower-type places probably don't apply.)
Fun activities for a couple in or near Middlebury, VT? [more inside]
T-Shirts: I'm trying to find a brand of t-shirts that fit me well, aren't very expensive, and don't have stupid things printed on them. [more inside]
I think I need an alignment; looking for a recommended mechanic in San Diego. I need Saturday hours, and am hoping for some place near a movie theater, shopping, or the like. [more inside]
Toy creatures that grow to 600% their size when you immerse them in water. We bought a few from a street seller in New York, and they're cool. We want more, but now the seller has moved on. Where can I buy these toys, preferably online? [more inside]
We just moved into a rental house, and found the place filthy! What do we do? [more inside]
My turntable has a broken RCA jack - it only plays out of one channel. Can I fix this myself? [more inside]
I'm trying to work my way through the activation process for my new RoadRunner service. The flash wizard that analyzes my computer tells me that I have only 127 MB of RAM, 1 short of the necessary 128 to continue setup. My computer disagrees with the wizard. Is it even possible that this is the case? If so, how do I get back my essential 1 MB?
Are VW Jettas really that bad? [more inside]
Is there a tool I can use to convert my archive of music from AAC and MP3 to FLAC? [more inside]
My dad's Internet Explorer has gone crazy! Fortunately, Mozilla runs fine.... [more inside]
How much stock should one put in a scary premonition? [more inside]
Help my roommate find the perfect bag! [more inside]
I'm an American hosting a couple of guests from Greek Cyprus for whom I am doing professional (scientific) training. We may go out to dinner on one of those nights. Will "going Dutch" be nothing unusual to them? Or being from a Mediterranean culture where friends become extended family, might they expect one of us (me or them) to pick up the entire tab? Granted I am the host and can do what I want, but I'm still interested in what they'll expect.
I just got a shiny new girlfriend. Now what..? [more inside]
Doctor at the clinic said I don't have strep throat, but I'm not convinced. What else could this be? Should I take antibiotics? Other ways to fight strep? [more inside]
I have a question about bacon. And sausage. I currently live in Japan, and the bacon here is...well...different. Try to fry it like American bacon and it just sort of scorches--it's more like regular ham in that respect. The sausage here too is strange, like hot dogs but not as good (if that's even possible). But it's not just Japan... [more inside]
Men's Fashion Filter: Where can I buy a sports coat like this (Washington, DC area would be nice)? [more inside]
I'm thinking about trying to get into tutoring, particularly English tutoring. I've worked with ESL students via the internet before, but that has been on a mutual basis: I've helped them improve their English while they helped me improve my German. What steps would I need to take to get started in my area? Do I need any particular qualifications? Should I go to the schools, or perhaps to the University in town? How does one get started in tutoring as a part-time job?
Should I go back to school at 40, and get that degree? [more inside]
ScoobyFilter: It's time to replace the oxygen sensors in my 2001 Subaru Outback. "Universal" replacements run about half the cost of the OEM version. Am I asking for trouble by taking the cheap way out? [more inside]
I am looking for classes in the Washington DC area specifically for baking cakes.. So far, the ones I have come up with are: 1. Cake decoration (not preparation) 2. Cookies, cones, holiday preparations 3. $100 for a 3 hour session 4. Semester long programs To put it simply, I want to make my own tiramisu !
Fashion Question. [more inside]
I often seem to confuse what other people want or think for what I want or think. I'm fearful this has led to me making a number of decisions I'll ultimately be unhappy with, and may make more in the future. I'm also afraid I'll hurt others as well. [more inside]
What kind of options are available for someone who has suffered hearing loss due to long term exposure to loud sounds? [more inside]
Can you automatically notify a Yahoo group that a blog using the blogger.com engine has been updated? [more inside]
I need help charting information in a way that's intuitive. [more inside]
Found a "worm" in a supermarket chicken! Is it fair game or foul play? [more inside]
Songs with homophobic lyrics? [more inside]
Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please! [more inside]
How do I bypass router bridging on a Comcast cable modem? [more inside]
BookFilter: I've read Richard Morgan's Kovacs trilogy through and through, and I'm looking for something similar to read... [more inside]
Does Baton Rouge, LA have a steamship rail head stop? [more inside]
Suggestions for good, simple to understand, accounting books? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a non-agency house cleaner in Hercules, CA (east San Francisco Bay Area)? [more inside]
A two-parter. Is it _really_ possible to train a cat? And if not, what kind of houseplants should I get that my cat can chew on and not regurgitate (as much?) ? [more inside]
How does one go about "remembering how to think"? A good friend recently mentioned to me that she no longer has any motivation to think deeply about anything, be it religion, philosophy, or even which side of her toast to butter. Help me kick-start her curiosity by suggesting films and books. [more inside]
What is a creative way for me (male, 22) to propose to my girlfriend (female, 21) in the area of Atlanta, GA or somewhere in NW GA? I do not want to do something that has been overdone (megatron @ ballgame). I want it to be romantic, semi-private (not drawing huge attention if is out in public), and memorable. She loves art and nature (not this damn heat). I am drawing a blank and need help ASAP!
MoleskineFilter: Can anyone recommend a non-gel ink, commercially available pen to use with my pocket Moleskine? [more inside]
Help me plan a Viking funeral for a hated book. [more inside]
My computer has developed a mind of its own and shuts down when it feels like it! [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to keep busy and pick up some new skills in NYC. [more inside]
What's the inline skate brand that has a removable boot? [more inside]
Insurance Underwriting. Property. Florida. These three statements combined can cause poodles to faint, white to change to black, AC to become DC, and various flora to mutate in the Tropics. My question: If an underwriter actually agrees to bind a policy, are they legally bound to follow their own document? [more inside]
How can I bike to work in Florida? [more inside]
Why does getting articles of women's clothing laundered, dry cleaned and/or pressed at the cleaners cost more than it does for comparable articles of men's clothing? [more inside]
College Student working for large corporation the past two summers in a field unrelated to my degree. My boss set me up an appointment with an area I am very interested in. How can I secure a internship with that department next year? [more inside]
Going to Barbados this week for a friend's wedding. What must I see/eat/do?
Perhaps advanced MSSQL question.. [more inside]
Imagine there is a store that sold magic potions that cured whatever was bothering you. What would this shop be called? [more inside]
My company is splitting up soon. We have centralised exchange servers in another country, I need to get away fast. [more inside]
I've been invited to the wedding of the daughter of some casual friends. I live in the US now but most of the weddings I've been to were when I lived in the UK. I'm not sure what an appropriate amount is for a money wedding gift. I've heard it should be equal to or greater than the amount per head the family is paying for the reception. How accurate is this? It seems to me if that's the case, the wedding is less of a celebration than a business transaction. Anyway, I'm afraid of giving an inappropriate amount. Advice please!
I swear I once saw a PDF with tabbed navigation along the bottom edge of the pages, kind of like what you'd see on an Excel workbook. How do I set up that effect? [more inside]
Did I imagine this song from the 80's? [more inside]
I live in Queens, NY. I want to take the plunge into broadband. Verizon is offering a pretty good deal ($18.00 a month for as much bandwidth as I'll ever use) but I am a little leery. Four or five years ago, I was hearing nothing but complaints about Verizon's DSL offerings. So . . . does Verizon DSL still suck or have they cleaned up their act? [more inside]
Can I recover data (pictures) from a bad DVD-R? [more inside]
Experimental music venues in Edinburgh? [more inside]
Help me do something nice for somebody whose beloved dog is dying. [more inside]
Needed: Piano teacher in Ho Chi Minh City [more inside]
PhD advice! I am starting a PhD program in Communications this fall. I'd like some general advice from those who have survived. I'm looking for ideas on wise steps to take as far as department politics, TAing, getting published, attending conferences, funding, trying to survive on no money, being in a relationship with a non-student, etc. [more inside]
Where can I find a list or database of song remixes? [more inside]
I have far too many bags (work, gym, travel etc) and am always leaving things behind when I transfer stuff from one bag to another. I am looking for a small bag that is just big enough for the essentials (phone, keys, purse, PDA, pens, glasses) that I can transfer from one bag to another or can carry on its own if needed. Availability in or delivery to UK essential. Any suggestions?
back when the world was relatively new, it seems like the world could support much much more life. why not now? [more inside]
My wife got a parking ticket - is it worth it to go to court? [more inside]
UKJobFilter: Techie/System Admin at heart, CV filled with Helpdesk experience. How do I get into techie work again? [more inside]
MadSkillzFilter: Help this computer engineer find an interesting North American coding conference/seminar. [more inside]
Looking for awesome class III (or II) whitewater rafting in New York State or PA (within a few hours of NYC / North Jersey). Any recommendations? Also, we don't want a guide, we just want to rent everything and go on our own - will most companies agree to that?
Is there a way that I can tell if a page has been redirected by conf.d or .htaccess? [more inside]
What's the best breast pump? [more inside]
A book I wrote was going to get published but then the publisher went out of business. Before they went under the publisher assigned my book an ISBN, so the never-published book still appears in various databases. How do I de-register the ISBN and remove it from the web?
My landlord keeps letting himself in to my flat when I am not in. What can I do? [more inside]
Apple Filter: I'm a PC man, in a PC house, but I'm hoping to pick up a iMac G3 super cheap. What can I do with it? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good sports massage therapist or reflexologist in London? Also, what therapy have you found is best for treating tension headaches? [more inside]
OK, don't laugh, what goes with pink jeans on a guy? [more inside]
I'm looking for a JAVA package/class library that would allow me to connect, send and receive data via the telnet and SSH protocol. I would love for the package/library to handle the connecting, handshaking, authentication, etc. I would like the the protocol to be transparent to me, meaning that the way I send data and receive wouldn't change my code if it was SSH or telnet. Any version of the JAVA is fine. I'm trying to develop a different kind of telnet/ssh client and would rather not rewrite code if there is something already out there. I could even get started with just telnet. Thank you for your time and help. Have a great one.
Are there any games or programs similar to Brain Age for Windows or OS X-based systems? I love the concept, but I can't see myself buying a Nintendo DS to play a single title.
Sony VAIO SZ shutdown - startup issues. [more inside]
Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
Looking to find a cafe in Chicago that meets a very specific set of criteria. [more inside]
How can I make sense of Beckett's play Waiting for Godot [more inside]
Can lists be copyrighted? [more inside]
What are my rights, as a canadian citizen, dealing with police? [more inside]
What liberal country should I escape to? [more inside]
I want to use an external monitor on my laptop, can I install the driver for it or will it confuse the laptop? [more inside]
Will using ice that melts and is then refrozen over a couple of weeks (thru a portable icemaker) make me sick? [more inside]
Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
So, on July 5th I had a positive pregnancy test. It was two nice dark lines that appeared right away. (I even scanned it.) Friday, I went to my first prenatal appointment, where on the ultrasound they found... nothing. Just got the blood test results back, and they are negative for pregnancy. I'll probably get a call from the nurse practitioner tomorrow, but she's not likely to be helpful, since [more inside]
How can I find a financial advisor with specific requirements? I'm sure you know by now that there is [more inside]
Are there any reasons for a female to wear a ring on her left ring finger that would not indicate she is engaged or married? Do females do this often or is that finger strictly for signifying she is in a relationship. [more inside]
Is there anything below Washington, DC? [more inside]
What sort of gear would I need for snow/cold-weather camping? [more inside]
How do I get my bike lock open? [more inside]
Dental tourism in India - anyone have any good experiences? I need several crowns done as well as maybe some implants. How do I find a respectable dentist, what are waiting lists like and what are the approximate costs? Are they fully equipped and painless? [more inside]
How can we move on from the loss of our pet? How do we know when we're ready to find a new dog? Is our experience common amongst dog owners? [more inside]
Data recovery in target disk mode: what are the pitfalls? [more inside]
ArtFilter: I'm looking for the name and/or artist of a painting that I have a print of. It's a Victorian-era (we think) painting of a Roman scene. The original is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [more inside]
How can I bypass using Kodak Easyshare software to upload photos from my Kodak camera? [more inside]
For UK MeFites and UK TV watching MeFites: Apparently on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross recently one of the guests was a band or duo playing a spanish / flamenco type version of stairway to heaven.... [more inside]
Let's say you've been living in a hole for the last two weeks or so and have no knowledge of current events and limited reading time. Where would be a good place to gain information quickly? [more inside]
Is it really so bad to plug an air conditioner into a 2-prong outlet with an adapter? [more inside]
My mother has gone bonkers, but she won't admit it on her own. How can I help her get help? [more inside]
iTrip for iPod Nano: Just received shiney new iTrip FM transmitter for iPod Nano - But it doesn't work at all! Any clues or suggestions? [more inside]
Is DreamHost always this bad? Are they going to get better? [more inside]
For one toss of a certain coin, the probability that the outcome is heads is 0.6. If this coin is tossed 5 times, what is the probability that the outcome will be heads *at least* 4 times? [more inside]
Postal service - how does a letter travel from Canada to Namibia - via Europe? Does it go to one country in Africa, and then to Namibia. I have looked everywhere, UPU etc, but cannot find an answer. Is there a directory of physical postal routes? Thanks! BB [more inside]
Please advise me on cool techno dance clubs in London. My hubby and I will be there from this friday to next saturday. I love techno, and want to experience a wide variety of dance clubs (trendy, unique, old school, hard core just dancing, etc.) Please include how you typify the club (trendy, old school, etc.) when you list them, as well as what nights are best there. We are especially interested in any near the Waterloo station (that's where we will be staying.) Thanks! [more inside]
Hello, Hive Mind. I'm about to buy a Mac Mini for my space-cramped office. However, I want to be able to use my two old IDE drives. So, what kind of enclosure should I buy? Are they all essentially the same? Should I go for USB or Firewire?
I'm working on a story idea which involves the European witch hunts in the middle of the last millennium. I have read that they may have been caused, in part, by mass hallucinations resulting from a fungal infection on the rye crop. Rye ergot is an ingredient in the manufacture of LSD. Is there anyone who can point me to some research (valid or not) which might confirm/deny the mass hallucination angle?
Home Theater Question: I have a LG 32LX1D LCD TV, Tivo Series 2, Sony DVD player with Component Outputs, and a Comcast CableCard, and an old-school VCR, all of which I would like connected. (No special audio considerations, for now). [more inside]
I have questions on etiquette and safety for running the 6 mile loop in Central Park. [more inside]
Is there an online tool that simplifies writing similar letters to each of one's elected officials? [more inside]
How can I download my existing videos into my ipod? [more inside]
What is the most effective way of influencing my senator or representative? [more inside]
is it important to have your wisdom teeth removed? why? they really don't bother me at all.
AVFilter: Is there any safe way to double up the surround speakers on my home theater system? [more inside]
I've been given a pretty old g3 iMac that boots up to "MacOS: Boot failure - unexpected value for MacOS ROM entry in segment table" and what appears to be a prompt. I know nothing about macs! Is this thing fixable? And if so, how? [more inside]
Can anybody point me to a free contact form with an included file upload field that I can use at my site? My Googlefu fails me.
Bruce Sutter's Hall of Fame plaque notes that he ..."lead the league in saves five times." Is this a typo? Or this one of those things that can go either way? ("led" or "lead" for the past tense of "lead")
Can someone suggest a Buddhist Dharma group in NYC, preferably scripture/class orientated, rather than meditation orientated? [more inside]
I have a chronically dislocating shoulder. I want to learn a martial art (aikido, jujitsu, something else perhaps). Possible? Stupid? As usual there is ... [more inside]
Quick maths [very basic trigometry] question. [more inside]
I just went to a screening of The Five Venoms at my art museum's in house movie theatre, and the lady that runs the place said in a sort of an off hand way (in the middle of a reminiscence about the old days when they had first started showing kung fu films as part of their schedule) something along the lines of 'of course now with the satellite TV and DVDs not nearly so many people are interested in these pictures'. That sounded strange to me, because would have assumed that those two factors would have increased interest in that kind of movie. Does anyone have any insight or information about changes in peoples interest in kung fu films? Does that
How do I go about getting corporate sponsors for a trek down the Murray River (Australia) in order to raise money for a charity? I'm doing it for a legitimate charity, so how do I get companies to donate? I've never done anything like this before, so all help is appreciated. [more inside]
Where's my Outlook data after using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard? [more inside]
i am looking for the title of an obscure play; all I have for reference is the content on the preface page of the play. [more inside]
I grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. But when I try to view the town in Google Earth, the whole town is fuzzed out. Why? The Bush dynasty has long been resident in the town, and presumably some of them still live there, but ... the whole town obscured?
GasFilter: Why are gas stations in central Iowa selling premium gas cheaper than regular gas? [more inside]
What can we do to get more air from the air conditioning (and the heat in the winter) to the back of the house? [more inside]
Gayfilter: Where can/should my girlfriend and I get married? [more inside]
Depression: My depression is outpacing my doctors' (yes, plural) ability to control it, and the time has come for something more than a will and a divorce settlement. My primary concern is my son's welfare. He is in his mother's custody, but she has her own mental issues and my parents would hock their souls if given the opportunity to take him from her. I know I need a lawyer, and I will be making an appointment the next time I emerge from the 'dark place'. I want to cover as many bases as possible, like ensuring disability insurance payments continue, the runaround with Social Security is handled, mental illness clauses in insurance policies, legal expenses if I commit a crime, etc. My question is: What else should I consider that even a good lawyer could miss? Also, how much might this cost? [more inside]
What does this "e" symbol with a diagonal arrow coming out of the top and an upside down cross (?) coming out of the bottom represent?
Often when listening to music or a film on my in-ear (ipod) headphones I fold my ears forward and hold them. Is this damaging my hearing? [more inside]
Asking for my roommate: He just got stuck outside in a freak summer rainstorm. His mp3 player (a creative zen micro, if it matters) was in his (leather, normally fairly waterproof) bag. The rain was hard enough to drench everything in the bag. It got wet, and it looks like there's some water trapped in the display. [more inside]
What best open source software can I used to sell 10,000 paintings? [more inside]
I will be in the Bay Area (around San Rafael) next month for a few days meeting with my sweetheart. Any recommendations for something romantic or fun to do there? Maybe an isolated scenic spot, or a small nice restaurant. Nothing too fancy, crowded, or elaborate and better if it involves nature.
What would dissolve wool fibers but not plastic? I have a bunch of office chairs on which the casters have become clogged with wool fibers from an oriental rug. The wheels do not come off the casters, and the casters are difficult to remove from the chairs. After spending an hour laboriously removing the wool fibers from just one wheel axle with a mat knife and tweezers, I'm looking for an easier way. Maybe some fluid in which I could set the wheels and dissolve the wool fibers without harming the plastic casters? Any ideas on this or other directions?
Is there an internet controllable webcam or robot arm available for OS X? [more inside]
In the next few months I'm planning to move out of the family home for the first time and rent a place with a couple of friends. I have a decent income (i work 9-5 5 days a week), but would like to earn something on the side to pay my monthly rent, and leave me with my existing income to enjoy. [more inside]
I am a 49 year old man, and I have no close friends. Over the course of my life I’ve had a few friends at a time, but no close ones. The reasons are mysterious to me: I make a conscientious effort to be friendly and interested in others and to be trustworthy. Nonetheless, I am almost always on the social periphery. [more inside]
Out-of-the-box ideas for buying income real estate during the bubble? [more inside]
What is the lowest possible flame temperature? No, not your cold-hearted ex, but actual fire. Google-search provides a host of information suitable for engineers and mathmeticians, but not for me. Help?
What are your tips and tricks for going to the drive-in? [more inside]
Is there anything like the AIDS Marathon training starting in Washington DC after Sept. 11? [more inside]
I want to know the WHY of warnings on things. Often, there's just the warning, but no explanation of why IGNORING it would be so bad. [more inside]
Advice for an agnostic amongst Evangelical Lutherans... [more inside]
So there has been an invasion of portuguese man of war jellyfish locally..... [more inside]
Someone has gone out of their way to try and sell a friend of mine the linked drawing, claiming that it was a preliminary drawing (left) before the final print was produced (right), done by Salvatore Dali. If anyone could please provide any other information regarding this image, or its validity, help would be much appreciated! The claim is that the left is an original, and the right is a print. Also, as far as I know this image has no name, so I am unable to find out anything about it, but then again - I know nothing about art. Thanks for your help! See the image below (400 kb): http://geaugasleep.com/image.jpg I <3 you AskMeFi! -Rob
Please comment on the wisdom of buying a MacBook Pro PRIMARILY for use as a Windows computer. [more inside]
For the past few days, when I start up my computer or start Word, I get dialog boxes about Windows Installer and Norton that want me to uninstall Norton. This has to be some kind of virus, right? [more inside]
I need scriptural quotes regarding prayer, meditation and fellowship. Any scripture. [more inside]
I browse the site at work from time to time. Thing is I don't remember if I've signed up or not. I know if I did I would have done it at work. In any case I did not sign up with my work email address, nor would I have used my real name. The other day I get an email addressed to me by name saying I've got a someone who wants to meet me blah blah. It's kind of fsking me up because I only use the email internally, though I've sent a couple of thing to my personal email account. This is the only external email I've ever received on that account. Can anybody tell me how they could have gotten my name and email?
What's the catch with Coral Cache? Is there... [more inside]
I've got a few questions regarding playing audio & video on a Macbook Pro using its remote. [more inside]
I need a web-based calendar application, for multiple users, that will sync (or at least read-in) calendars currently in palm pilots. [more inside]
Has anyone else heard about this? [more inside]
When is it tacky to have a housewarming party? [more inside]
So my mother-in-law died and I feel like my siblings haven't been there for us at all..am I expecting too much?
So my mother-in-law died and I feel like my siblings haven't been there for us at all..am I expecting too much? [more inside]
How can I boost my testosterone level without hard exercise? [more inside]
Credit filter: How do companies know you're using a debit card? [more inside]
Where is it safe to search for domain names? I've heard that many search sites collect recent searches and register them. I don't want to give away my precious. Is whois safe, or are searches made public?
My sister was ditched by her friends in high school. It's been almost three years and she still has very few friends. It has also led to her having low self esteem. How can i help her? [more inside]
How and where to learn Spanish online [more inside]
I need an ultra-high quality stethoscope that can endure the rigors of third-world country medical usage. [more inside]
So I am about to join a gym. In most ways, I am a rational human being - but this membership comes with fitness evaluation and body composition test and if I have someone tell me that I am a big, fat, pudding of a man I am going to be posting an "ask metafilter" thread about how to hide a body. How do I handle this is a constructive manner? [more inside]
How is it that animals are slaughtered in manners either kosher or halal on an industrial scale to feed the billions of adherents? [more inside]
Burning river filter: in the Cleveland area, there's a plethora of über-hipster joints and loud party bars catering to college students and members of Generation Y, and gin mills for the old-school union card-carrying blue-collar crowd. However, I haven't been able to find a place where a professional in their 30s or 40s would feel comfortable, especially on the East Side/[fill in the blank] Heights area. Does such a place exist? Better yet, does such a place exist that doesn't play music at ear-deafening volumes?
Los Angeles Filter. Anyone in the restaurant/liquor biz in the LA area willing to help me with a pricelist from their liquor suppliers? (more inside) [more inside]
Help me come up with a good home remedy for dreadlock removal. [more inside]
I'm currently barrowing a car from my aunt and uncle and I just managed to lock the keys into the car. They are on vacation and I can't find a spare key. I'd really rather not pay a locksmith right now (college budget) and I don't have AAA. Does any one have any tips? Is there anything I should know before contacting a locksmith, any way to keep the prices low? I'm open to any suggestions, if it were my car I'd just go in with a coat hanger, but the doors are sealed up pretty tight and I don't want hurt the car. While it's not in a bad part of town, I'm also a little nervous about leaving it for more than a night with keys laying right there (as well as my PDA and my external hard-drive, which I'd really hate to lose). Thanks in advance!
I'm a newbie freelancer. Two of my clients, owing me money for services, wrote me checks that bounced. [more inside]
A three pc LAN (running 2000/XP) but only one dvd drive. I'd like the other two pc's to be able to watch dvd movies from that shared drive... [more inside]
Help me choose the best cell phone plan in Japan. I'm moving to Tokyo next week so this will be a normal contract, not a rental. [more inside]
Help me figure out a way to clean kitty's crate... [more inside]
Where can one easily purchase large world maps in Arabic? I've Googled this and can only find localized maps and even then, I don't think I can easily purchase one here in the US. I already called MapLink, but they don't have any.
Suggestions for legal internships / volunteer positions for a recent college graduate in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Can you recommend any time-specific European destinations? [more inside]
Help! I'm participating in tomorrow's Blogathon and my site got mentioned today on Pitchfork because I'll be giving away music during the event. My site's getting pounded and was down for about 3 hours right after the article appeared. The thing is, I haven't even put the tracks up yet! I fear the site may go down during the 'thon or, if it stays up, my bandwidth bill will be murderous. Suggestions? Questions inside. [more inside]
Why won't my browser open from links embedded in programs? When I click on links to the web (e.g. "check for updates") in, say, Skype chat, or Zone Alarm, or CCleaner, or DeepBurner nothing happens -- no browser or tab pops open to the corresponding site. Firefox is my default browser and works fine on its own.... Thoughts or suggestions?
How can I make something that tastes like a hazelnut soy latte with the supplies at hand? [more inside]
My backyard stinks like a stable. Not all the time, but when we have dry, hot weather (as we do this week). What to do? [more inside]
Marketing Ideas? I am looking to send out a snail-mail mailing in order to reach out to new clients for my web development company. I already have a list of contacts at several companies in my city, but I'm looking for ideas as to what to send... [more inside]
ChargerFilter: Do chargers for things like mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders etc. use power (and cost money) if they are left plugged in? [more inside]
Why are so many contact and registration forms kicking back my spamguard-modified GMail address (myaddressas+nameofcompany@gmail) as "invalid?" [more inside]
Where can I find "surplus electronics" stores in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want to install a timer wall switch to my bathroom fan, and have a wiring question. [more inside]
We are sending a capsule into deep space to carry a sample of America as it was in the 60's and 70's. We can include 12 CDs (or albums transferred to CD) to reflect popular music of the time (1960 through 1979.) What 12 CDs best represent what was happening then?
Any good books/sites you can recommend about city life in ancient Rome? [more inside]
How to arrange contact with a famous singer for a very deserving young woman? [more inside]
You met online. You got married. Some friends know. Other people you lied to but are now close to them too...How to handle?
What do you do if you met online, got married, and completely told your close friends how it happened BUT didn't tell other people? In fact, you lied, declaring you were set up by friends. You thought the other people would be passing acquantainces but they became much closer friends..... [more inside]
I have no internal compass and no inherent sense of direction. When I think north, south, east, west, I have to picture a map of the whole U.S. in order to remember where they all are in relation to each other. At work, statements such as "meet in the south parking lot" bring up no immediate mental image of where that might be. Is there anything I can do to not be lost all the time? [more inside]
So I'm an undergrad working on my honors thesis, and the deadline is disconcertingly soon. (less than a month!) and I still can't get my sample size large enough! How can I recruit children ages 8-18 with ADHD with school out? I've already asked all the kids at the practice I'm associated with. Any suggestions, especially ones that would work quickly are much appreciated. I'd like to begin data analysis within a week to be able to start writing. Target number of kids: 10-15 more [more inside]
Yesterday my wireless connection to my home network on my Windows XP laptop kept dropping and I had to reconnect. Since then, wireless networks kept randomly disappearing from my list, and now mine plus all the neighbors' networks except one are gone and no amount of refreshing or restarting brings them back. I can still connect to the Internet through a wired connection. How can I get back my wireless functionality?
Can you think of women born into significant wealth and status who have gone on to public and powerful careers of their own, not on the basis (even in part) of having married someone famous, powerful, or rich? Anywhere, anytime . . .
Is anyone using the following to place advertisements on their own web site: Accipter AdMarket, BurstMedia, LinkShare, Clicksor, Banner Boxes, Bidvertiser? [more inside]
Music Video Filter: Help settle an argument about "Virtual Insanity." [more inside]
Why do clothing stores end up with so many extras of the smallest and largest sizes? [more inside]
Is there an analytics tool similar to Mint that will run on a Windows server? I'm specifically looking for a tool like the session tracker included with Mint. I thought maybe I could get that with Google Analytics, but if it is there, I can't find it.
About one month ago, I had a phone interview for a position at a company based in a Seattle (I live in CA). Though I did not get the job, a mutual fit was evident with the only exception being that I do not have the desired management experience. Next week I will be on vacation in Seattle and I initiated a "casual chat" meeting with my contact at his office. How should I handle the meeting given that his company aligns fairly closely with my "dream employer" scenario? A subtle yet important detail is that... [more inside]
IdentityCrisisFilter: What is my last name? [more inside]
Art students; what's the word for drawing more attention to the production method vs. the subject matter? Being able to see the ink blotches and finger-prints, for example, versus making a painting that looks a photograph. [more inside]
Puppyfilter: My lady-friend has three dogs: a male Great Dane, a male Boxer mix, and a 18 week old female Rhodeisan Ridgeback mix puppy. All are fixed. The Ridgeback has the other two dogs terrorized. How do I get them to play nice when I'm not around to supervise? [more inside]
Do you know any really good business-to-business blogs? [more inside]
My friend is shocked to learn I don't make a "nest" when I use a public restroom. Are there any real dangers to sitting on a uncovered toilet seat which has been used by others?
I have a flower bed in the backyard that has become a weed bed due to gross neglect and needs to be tamed . . . [more inside]
Could this be fleas? My Hubby and I went out on our deck (wood if that matters) sat on our deck furniture (metal - no fabric) to eat dinner. With in two minutes, he looks at his legs where dozens of tiny little black jumpy bugs were crawling around that looked like fleas and exhibited very 'flea like' behavior. [more inside]
Recently I was contacted by a company called Liberty Settlements regarding my outstanding debt. [more inside]
Can you help me put together a list of interesting and wacky facts about Edmonton, Alberta? [more inside]
So, I'll be in the U.S. next week, and I'll have a free weekend, during which I'm probably heading to Las Vegas, so I'd like to: 1) See the WSOP Main Event, from the rails if possible. Is it possible? Must I get tickets or something? 2) Play some cheap (up to $75) tournaments, Texas Hold'em or Omaha Hi/Lo split. 3) Check out the nightlife, specially bars where I can have a couple of drinks and see some nice girls (hey, poker is not everything!) Any recommendations? I'm specially concerned about hotel prices, and not being allowed to the Main Event as an spectator.
I need a resource to find out about various models of New York City street carts. [more inside]
What's a good cheap Linux-compatible laser printer? [more inside]
2 day accidental layover in Sao Paulo due to Varig and Llodd Aereo Boliviano airline bankruptcy. Suggestions on a cheap place to stay or what to see? Recommendations on a particular guidebook? [more inside]
Non-custom orthotics: any suggestions? I overpronate on my right foot, and I'm looking for something to put in running shoes and daily walking shoes to help this. [more inside]
Where can I find a software engineering telecommuting contracts? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift in San Francisco. A small onyx figurine of a black panther that could pass for R.A. Salvatore's Guenhwyvar. I've found a few speciments online. But I'd rather find something local or in the surrounding Bay Area that I can see up close before I buy. Can anyone recommend a place that might carry this sort of thing?
please recommend a place to pick some fruit or berries near to nyc. [more inside]
I have practiced Shito-Ryu karate for about 3 years but my dojo has closed. I'm looking for recommendations for a new karate dojo. I know I won't find another Shito-Ryu dojo in my home town, so I'd consider switching to Shotokan or even perhaps to something else (kung fu or TKD?), but it needs to be close to my home in Burien. Anybody have a recommendation?
Why is my computer sending and receiving so many bytes of information in such a short amount of time? [more inside]
following up on this great thread about venice; i'd like to attend this year's film festival, and wondered if anyone - especially a foreigner - had attended this festival and has any specific tips about affordable accommodation, and any other tips you may have.
I'm trying to find resources for college newspaper editors and/or writers... [more inside]
I just installed the Creative Suite2 on my new Intel-based iMac. If I have InDesign open Photoshop will crash upon opening or crash InDesign and open Photoshop. The two will not run simultaneously. A fresh reinstall did not fix the problem. [more inside]
I'm looking for funny stories about money, both funny "ha-ha" and funny "strange". These can be news stories, fictional stories, video clips, or whatever. It's best if these are available online in some fashion — actual URLs are a bonus. Anything funny/odd about shopping, saving, bank robberies, currency, rich people, poor people — I want it. Anything funny about money at all. Even funny money jokes! [more inside]
Looking for 35mm lens rental in Stockholm, Sweden. [more inside]
California peeps: Where's a good place to spend the night while driving the coastal route south from Redwoods to San Francisco? Assume a noonish flight out of SFO the next day after dropping a rental car off downtown, so it should be well south of the midpoint.
Does the lack of time travellers, or artifacts from the future, indicate that time travel into the past will never be invented/possible/feasible at any point in the future? Is anyone looking for time-travel artifacts? [more inside]
Coffee Achievers filter: The grind settings wheel on my La Pavoni burr coffee grinder seems to have jammed...I suspect that I will need to replace the entire unit. Please support my caffeine addiction by referring me to a top-performing burr grinder that will cost me less than $50. It may help you to know that I use the ground coffee in a French press.
Do you have any fun (and able to be put together in one day) ideas for a 10 year old's birthday party that is being moved indoors due to the weather? [more inside]
I really like the essays that David Foster Wallace collects in _A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again_ and _Consider the Lobster_. Which essayists take a similar approach? [more inside]
Attention penguin mavens. Something about "March of the Penguins" ain't right. [more inside]
Over the last few days, one of my pictures on Flickr has received about 300 views. This represents a quarter of all views to all my pictures since I joined. Someone must be linking to it, how can I find out who's doing so?
New Job. Credit Check. Got the fear... (UK) [more inside]
Is there any way to normalize audio within iMovie? A plugin or something? [more inside]
what's up with chat lines like livelinks & quest? are they fronts for escort services? I'm up late a lot & they play those commercials on tv constantly. I've always been kind of curious.
How much to charge for podcast transcription? [more inside]
Historyfilter: What are the times in history when a major war seemed inevitable, but didn't happen? [more inside]
Roommate's vonage router is a pain in the butt. Who's job is it to buy a new one? [more inside]
Computer responding but monitor blank. Any WinXP keyboard commands to save all documents (before shutting down/rebooting)? Please hope me! [more inside]
Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program? Do any grad students do this? [more inside]
I am interested in reading books that contain philosophical / intellectual critiques of science or scientism. I'm particularly interested in people whose critiques are based on exploring or defining the limits of science. I'm not at all interested in partisan / political critiques of science (i.e. George Bush - please skip this question). Can anyone recommend any books? [more inside]
I need advice how to make my street safer for pedestrians and pets. [more inside]
Every time I get sick (common cold), I get an itch on my back that persists. It's annoying, but as soon as I get better, it goes away. Anyone have any ideas as to what causes it, or am I just a medical anomaly? [more inside]
What is the name of the condition caused by abrupt discontinuance of anti-depressent medications like Xanax... said condition is described as a feeling of immense internal physical pressure/stress/twisting... [more inside]
Earthlink charges me 10$ a month extra to use more than one computer on my connection, on top of the 42$ a month I normally pay. I don't want to pay this. [more inside]
Why is he called Alfred Lord Tennyson? [more inside]
Novels in which a character (preferably main character) goes frequently to the whorehouse and has difficulty controlling this habit? [more inside]
anyone know where i can get hold of a copy of an instruction/user's manual for a Pharmacia LKB Ultrospec II Spectrophotometer?
How big should a family be? What's relevant when undertaking your family planning? [more inside]
I am having trouble conecting remotely to work via Firefox/Citrix. [more inside]
My laptop comes with a "hidden" partition that is approximately 1.5GB in size that contains drivers, configuration settings, recovery utilities, etc. How can I see what's inside and browse that partition? I have tried assigning a drive letter using Partition Magic - but that returns error messages. I would like to take a peek for a couple of reasons, but the major purpose would be to grab the drivers and perform a clean install of XP, free of all the "crapware" that is all over the C: drive. Any ideas?
There are a few baby birds on my front porch right now, what should I do with them? Last night there was a torrential downpour and this birds nest was washed down the downspout and my neighbor rescued them from the ground and put them in a safe place on our (shared) porch. She is moving out tonight. [more inside]
Two-fold question: 1) Can you share your personal anecdotes about gastric banding surgery? 2) How would you feel if you found out your (now skinny) significant other had surgery to lose the weight? [more inside]
Floyd Landis' positive test-are there ANY other scenarios that would cause this test to be positive other than him doping? I'm not ready to have all my illusions shattered just yet...
PortlandFilter: Have you seen the ladies in tiaras picking up trash on the bus mall? [more inside]
I've recently noticed "I pooped a little" as an expression of joyful mirth/surprise. Local example. Googling reveals examples of this mixed in with non-examples. [more inside]
I will soon be transferring from San Diego, CA to the UK. The office is near Farnborough, Hampshire but from what I can tell, I don't want to be living there. I am debating between living in London with a 40 minute train commute (from Waterloo), versus living in another town closer to work and probably cheaper rent. What to do? [more inside]
I'm about to enter a graduate program in economics, but as an undergrad, I studied anthropology and sociology. I'm feeling really out of the loop. What do I need to do, learn, or get to be ready for econ at the graduate level? [more inside]
I'd like to make an interesting and funny bio web page for the student employees in a college IT department. Can anyone suggest some funny questions to include in the bios? [more inside]
How can I force many sites' search functions to not treat the entry in the Title: field as a keyword? [more inside]
Recipe formatting and XML/XHTML - what am I getting myself into? [more inside]
My Abs Lymphocytes are out of range. What's that mean to me? [more inside]
I've heard that both shoes with open toes and shoes with open heels are considered too casual for some professional environments. But what about shoes with open sides, like this? [more inside]
I have always been intrigued by the micro world. I am looking for a tool to help me enjoy it further. What better tool than a microscope, however I want it to be portable and allow me to examine things with out too much preparations. I saw some of the small microscopes like 'pocket scope' 30x, and 'illuminated microscope' between 25x and 50x. [more inside]
Real-time traffic info on GPS car navs: gimmick or gold? [more inside]
What are the best options for a small business in need of 401k services? [more inside]
I'm looking for a single-source exhaustive list of water-soluble and fat-soluble herbs and spices. [more inside]
How can I remove laser engraving from my iPod? [more inside]
Disaster! Our flat was struck by lightning. Even worse, now our TV doesn't work. [more inside]
SoutheastDCFilter: Survival Skills for the Urban Jungle? [more inside]
There's a job I really want and I think I have a good shot of getting hired for it. The problem? They're looking for someone permanent and I know I'll only be able to stay for 10 weeks. [more inside]
This is a tangent on the various posts asking about how getting a six-pack stomach. I'm 5'10' and 155 lbs and once and for all, I want to get rid of my slight beer gut and get a flat stomach (any pack would be a welcome bonus). I know that it's all about dieting/nutrition and exercising. I have the exercising thing down, but I have no clue about nutrition. Without giving me intake percentages or confusing me with omega fructose 3 fatty acid stuff, what should I eat to make my stomach flat? [more inside]
Dressing for the interview with a twist or two. I am flying to an interview with an Internet company in less than two weeks. I received the agenda just now and the recruiter notes "I would recommend professional attire." Help... [more inside]
Pimp my freshman composition class: what essays would you put on the syllabus? [more inside]
I've always wanted to hold a baby monkey or ape - actually, particularly a baby ape. Are there any places in New England where I can make this dream happen? [more inside]
How can I combine my dream of being a barista with my full-time desk job? [more inside]
Pricing making album cover art: [more inside]
Has anyone come across a Movable Type blogroll plug-in similar to this Wordpress blogroll plug-in (in that it can expand and contract)?
Are there recreational places with giant indoor fans that blow you up into the air and give you a simulated indoor experience of flying -- or did I just dream this idea? I can't remember...
I am about to get my first tattoo. I would like to get the zen enso symbol on my upper back. My question to the mefi community is does anyone have any good example pictures for me to bring to the artist. [more inside]
ElectricalEngineerFilter: I have an Intel XScale processor (on a gumstix, with integrated LCD controller. I think I've rigged up a way for it to output a VGA signal. Will you reality check my work? [more inside]
Economies of Scale [more inside]
does anyone out there have any experience with the swopper chair? [more inside]
Good gifts for a loveable curmudgeon? [more inside]
Do you know this funny animorphic goalie cartoon? [more inside]
Freshly-made macaroni & cheese from a kit has a gritty, zesty note. But when I rewarm it the next day, that zing is lost and it just tastes like pasta and cheese. What's that lost ingredient? Is it just powdered cheese that hasn't hydrated thoroughly, or is it something else? Can I add anything in to get that back?
How does the popcorn button on a microwave work? [more inside]
Can you libel someone in fiction if you don't use their name? If I were to write a story based on a real murder, in which anyone from my home town would instantly recognize the source, can an acquitted murderer sue me? [more inside]
Looking for a MP3 transcoder/server. My dream piece of software runs as an apache module or standalone http server. Clients request a resource, like http://server/content/filename.mp3, over normal HTTP, but the transcoder intercepts that request and streams the mp3 file at a set normalized bitrate and quality, transcoding if necessary, and only transcoding/serving the requested content. The resultant stream has to be compatible with shoutcast-style mp3 stream players (iTunes, Winamp, QuickTime.) Does it exist? [more inside]
What NYC Neighborhoods Do I Need to Visit? I'm a big solo-walking-around-random-neighborhoods kind of guy. I'm taking my 4th trip to NYC in a year, and would like to keep it varied. Where should I go? I'm huge on walking around, something interesting, you know, the you-can't-really-get-it-anywhere-other-than-NYC place. Any interesting/cheap food (quick/takeout) places in those areas? I have already visited... [more inside]
Help me upgrade the video on my (PCI-only) Dell Dimension 2400. [more inside]
Film Recognition - Two guys shoot each other by agreement whilst trapped in a cellar - World War II film? [more inside]
I'm looking for a self-defence oriented (gracie?) jujitsu school in the NYC area. [more inside]
How do I sell a photograph for online use? [more inside]
i been jammin out to the Firestarter soundtrack by MoozE, and before that i was listnin to the OST's from Quake 2, and Quake 3 Arena.... i love this type of music! ok, so here's my question, what type of music is this? i'm asking because i want to find more
Help me keep my Windows server from DoS'ing my nameserver! [more inside]
Looking for New York State Wine Tasting Suggestions [more inside]
Advice for a convicted felon trying to find work? [more inside]
I cough something up every morning. I would like to know what it is. Description inside [mildly gross]. [more inside]
Origins of the phrase "Big Sky"? Was it first used to describe Montana? Might it have Native American origins?
Can someone point me to a resource that will help me configure file sharing properly in XP? [more inside]
Will I make my flight? [more inside]
Well, the makers of Kazaa just paid out a decent chunk of change to recording industry in a settled lawsuit. My question is -- how come limewire/morpheus are still ok? Kazaa news link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Downloading-Music.html [more inside]
Please help me find a way to sleep comfortably in the same bed as my fiancee. [more inside]
What will replace postmodernism? [more inside]
Help me help my rabbits cope with a long car drive. [more inside]
Please help me block all light through my bedroom's sliding glass doors - without damaging them, violating my community's rules, or using anything ugly or smelly. Blinds and shutters aren't opaque enough. [more inside]
I have an iriver Hp-140. I've had it for nearly two years and I haven't updated the firmware. I know I should do this, but should I update using iriver's firmware or rockbox? [more inside]
So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
What are your solutions for everyday chafing around the thighs? [more inside]
Where can I find "low-tech" jobs online? We just had a baby and so my wife has to stay at home and take care of him. However, she still has some free time and she would like to do some stuff from home. She's a medical doctor with a bit of IT experience (mostly as a user, though). So I was thinking to find her some work online, maybe entering some data or as a translator (she speaks English and German, German is her mother-tongue) or maybe other "low-tech" jobs like this... So do you have any idea where can I find such jobs? Thanks!
Looking for a good service (free or paid) to grab voicemail from existing devices (cell, work) and send it as mp3 attachments to my email. [more inside]
What are the best digital (still) cameras for video? [more inside]
Which charities are currently doing humanitarian aid work in the Lebanon and Gaza, and which charities are most likely to be involved in the inevitable re-building program?
What are the odds of a sibling inheriting the absolute opposite complement of chromosomes from their parents compared to another sibling? It has to be a pretty slim but not zero chance, right?
I think I originally saw it in the blue, but now I've lost it. My GoogleFu has failed. Help me find a video about improving creativity in the workspace. [more inside]
Installed a cold air intake on my car. How does one maintain a CAI?
Any recommendations about the use of Bacillus thuringiensis? I've got some nasturtiums that are being devoured by caterpillars, and I'd like an option that's a little simpler than "pick them off by hand".
I'm left-handed, but I'm torn as to whether I should invest in left or right-handed instruments. Any musicians care to provide some direction? [more inside]
There's a bit of a debate going on in my home state of Queensland about using recycled water for drinking purposes. Premier Peter Beattie says that London has been doing it for years and it's never hurt anyone but Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg says that's a lie. This raises a few questions for me, and I want some answers. [more inside]
How do I get a free airline ticket? I've had two airlines independently lose my luggage this week, and one airline sent me to another airport to get on a flight that was eventually delayed another few hours after my initial flight was cancelled. With all these inconveniences, and the fact that my current trip is open-ended, I'd like to fly home for free. How can I make this happen? [more inside]
Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman both mused on the idea of ancient gods who continued to exist despite their waning popularity. Who came up with this idea first? Either of them? Someone else? [more inside]
Can anyone remember this book from my childhood? I know it was by two authors, science fiction. [more inside]
What happens when you hit an uninsured driver? [more inside]
What is this dream-like state that sometimes overtakes me? [more inside]
How do I keep podcasts from showing up in the "Songs" section of my iPod? [more inside]
How to split a flash movie (.FLV) file? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a a good non-agency house cleaner in Toronto? (Also bonus points: out of curiousity, does anyone know the maid service that Globe and Mail reporter Jan Wong worked for in her series, "Maid for a Month"? [more inside]
I recently bought a used Bolex H16 Reflex Motion Film Camera. Now my problem is. . .I have no idea how to load the film. [more inside]
Can an Ontario driver with a G2 license drive in New York State? [more inside]
I need survial strategies to make it through establishing residency in order to file for divorce. Melodrama inside. [more inside]
Part of the time when I sneeze it causes a sharp pain and then a sort of light numbness from my right elbow to my hand. Occasionally I get the sharp pain in my shoulder instead or along with the pain in the lower arm. Any explanation for this? [more inside]
This toilet has been good to me. However, it has become so slow in flushing that it barely flushes at all. [more inside]
Is there a name for the type of art/visualizations found in Gnarls Barkley's video, Crazy? Where would I go about finding more visualizations similar to the ones in the video? [more inside]
HoustonBeerFilter: Help me find out what that microbrew is!! [more inside]
Help me entertain my gamer buddy in Toronto next week! [more inside]
When I use Firefox to create and publish an entry on my Wordpress 2 blog I have to go back and re-publish the entry to get any HTTP links I have included in the post to actually work. Am I doing something wrong? A bit more detail inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for book suggestions for a (Catholic) parish read. Good things would be wide appeal, a fairly short and very readable book, something that lends itself to interdisciplinary programming (slideshows, music, participatory discussions or lectures led by social scientists, doctors, etc., and the like), and ecumenical (appeals not just to Catholics but to others). If it's fiction, then it should have characters that people can really identify with. Anyone?
Historical fiction children's book ID filter: scholars and bandits in 1930s China and bull-jumping children in Rome. [more inside]
Looking for extremely user-friendly newsletter software... [more inside]
When economists talk about broad- and narrow-money, what exactly are they talking about?
I need to rent a car in Chicago! Caveat: I'm only 20. [more inside]
Help me identify and find a recording of this extraordinary sermon, possibly by Malcolm X, heard accidentally on the radio fifteen years ago. [more inside]
Traveling in Ireland and want to rent a car. I heard that all the rental cars there are standard (manual) transmission.. [more inside]
I'm trying to create a list of tv characters with the relation as part of their name. For example, Cousin Itt or Uncle Jesse. Please post any that come to mind.
I'm looking for screencasting tips. [more inside]
Classic Rock Filter: I'm looking for the name of a rock LP with a cover design that features a screaming face, essentially purple-hued. I believe it's either Deep Purple or Humble Pie, but Google is failing me ... [more inside]
Is there a way to break/uncover/crack/hack an Excel spreadsheet password? [more inside]
I need to organize alot of daily and long term information [more inside]
I currently have a 3g iPod and a g4 PowerBook (1ghz TiBook) running OSX 10.4.[latest]. I'm looking to get a new, smaller mp3 player but I want neither a shuffle nor a nano (unless they're the only choices). What non-apple MP3 players work with a Mac, if any? [more inside]
Are there any good shaved ice places in Atlanta? [more inside]
Scriptable multiline voice menu system for a one-day event. Does anyone offer this service? [more inside]
Help me find someone in ukraine that would take pictures of old tombstones in a small town. [more inside]
Is it possible to do this large group cell phone activity easily and affordably? [more inside]
What's the best way to save money when you have a financially irresponsible spouse? [more inside]
Where can I find a large (> 6 ft.) segmented LED display? [more inside]
What is the formal etiquette on how to address an invitation to a divorced couple who are attending a wedding together? [more inside]
What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
Another "what is this story I read as a child?" question: All I can remember was there was a beautiful young girl who was locked in a closet or shed by her mother-figure-type person, who then had to bathe herself by moonlight by rubbing an apple over her skin. Sound familiar?
I’ve read all askMeFi references to Amazon Mechanical Turk, but has anyone actually participated, and if so, based on your experience, what would your recommendation be to someone interested? I’d appreciate answers from folks with actual experience only – if no one answers, then I think that’s my answer. (It sounds like a sweatshop to me - but what do I know?)
I have been searching in vain for a way to make my outdoor space more private. Can you all help me find a specific type of screen (if it exists)? [more inside]
What is the most universally accepted dialect of Arabic? [more inside]
Name that tune!! It's in a commercial in which a lady is walking around with an engine warning light on her forehead... [more inside]
I am looking for a "Russian" tea set--specifically a silver tea pot and glass cups with the nice little holders. I'd prefer a brick and mortar shop in the Chicago area (and an alternative to the Maison Russe in Lisle). Antique or authentic are not requirements.
Indianapolitans: Headed to GenCon (held at the Indiana Convention Center) and am trying to determine which lodgings are most or least sketchy? [more inside]
I am looking for a resource or advice on organizing files and folders on a shared hard drive. I am faced with 12 GB of files that need to be reorganized - many files and folders are out-of-date, irrelevant, or obsolete, and many were created by people who no longer work at my company for projects that are no longer active. I'm hoping to hear about a strategy that helps me methodically organize all of this data, archiving what's no longer needed and coming up with an intuitive filing system for what is. [more inside]
Is there a way to view what ActiveX controls are installed on my Windows XP machine? Surely there's something built-in to the OS, but I can't seem to find it. [more inside]
Don't roll your eyes but I think my soul, if there is such a thing, may be empty [more inside]
Gun modification safety: I'm a geek that likes to customize and modify gadgets. Can I extend this to guns and ammo, without killing myself, by taking great care and following reasonable precautions, or should I STOP RIGHT THERE! ARE YOU CRAZY!? More specific examples inside. [more inside]
Contractor ignored warning label on windows now they are scratched. What should I do ? [more inside]
I'm looking for books by famous people that they wrote early in their career or under a nom de plume. [more inside]
Where can I find the theme songs from thespark.com? [more inside]
How much or how little and in what ways should one consider breaking up the "Rock" genre when tagging MP3s? [more inside]
Would confessing my crush be selfish? [more inside]
mac / pc remote desktop solution? Similar to gotomypc? [more inside]
I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
What's the best way to copy 5 or 10 pages from a book in a bookstore? What's the legality of it if I was "busted"?
I haven't worked in my field for over a year, so I need to spend some time getting back in the habit of programming, and probably to learn some more current skills. The problem is: which? [more inside]
Torontoites: tell me what it's like to live in your city. What do you love/hate about it? More detailed questions inside. [more inside]
Is there some "Web 2.0" (by which I mean "well designed", not "shiny and in large type for no good reason) style site or package out there for managing bibliographic references online?
Ontario tenant filter: We are renting without a lease on a month-to-month basis: one of our roomies is really losing the plot and is about to be delinquent on paying rent for the 2nd month in a row. Are we going to go down with him? (the LL left a message last time saying 'Id like to remind you guys that the apartment is being rented for $900, not the $300 you individually pay'. But my dad seems to think that we are under "rooming house" rules where the LL is accepting rent from us individually and as long as I pay my $300 I dont have to worry. The only thing is that I cant find any info on what happens when you dont have a lease on the ORHT website.
Can just swapping out the lenses multiple times damage glasses frames if done properly? [more inside]
Harvard students, staff, faculty & visitors: Where's the good lettering? I'm looking for recommendations for the best engraved lettering, printing, calligraphy and other lettering on your campus in preparation for an upcoming visit. The type of stuff I am talking about: like the inscriptions on the Harvard Gates, or the Eric Gill piece downstairs in the memorial chapel. Any suggestions? For that matter, any typographic or chirographic must-sees in Boston and Cambridge overall?
Ice breakers for a large group of people. [more inside]
Strategic thinking vs. Tactical thinking. Help me understand the difference and improve my abilities [more inside]
What is this film on my teeth? [more inside]
Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more? [more inside]
No-Xplode says "Do not shake" on the label. Why not? [more inside]
Help me recall a film briefly, and somewhat boozily, recommended to me at a party: A woman knocks on the office door of some random professional, believing him to be her new therapist. He isn't, but pretends to be. Released in the last five years.
Where is the proper spot to sign a book or leave comments? [more inside]
I just got a new pair of Bostonian shoes, which fit quite well and which *would* be comfortable, except...they rub my feet under the ankle. What can I do?
Did anyone receive an album they liked from either Columbia House or BMG's selection of the month? [more inside]
BookFilter: I have a book ("The Essential Confucius" by Thomas Cleary) that has rough-cut pages. Instead of the pages being perfectly square, the outer edge looks raw and uneven. It's a really neat effect, and makes the book feel older and more weathered than it really is. Does anyone know how publishers produce these rough-cut pages?
I have deleted a molder of SMS messages from my Nokia N80. I did it by accident, and I'd quite like them back. I am a clutz. Can anyone tell me if there's an easy solution or software to "undelete" them?!
Why does Adsense/Adwords use "Ads by Goooooogle" instead of "Ads by Google" in their text ads? [more inside]
What else is like The Royal Tenebaums? [more inside]
Does everyone yell "here kitty kitty" in a comically high-pitched voice when calling to a cat? My family did when I was a child, and I do now. But while doing so, I always feel like a total dork. Why the voice modulation? Why the same pattern of "here kitty-kitty-kitty-kitty"? Surely if the cat knows your voice, he'd respond to "Fluffers! Come here now!" in a regular voice. Or are cats taught at an early age to listen for this vocal affront to dignity? Do they secretly enjoy it? Is this regional, or universal? Thanks.
I'm looking for two freelance camerapeople for a documentary-style shoot in San Francisco... [more inside]
Amazon.com Ninjas: You have one hour to find the definitive book on a new subject you are interested in but know very little or nothing about. You may use only the features of Amazon (e.g. search, purchase circles, ultimate buys, customer reviews etc). What's your strategy? [more inside]
Cooking Challenge Part 2: Food Allergy + No Kitchen for 3 Days! Tips needed for keeping food fresh, for making food that doesn't go bad, and for getting all my nutrients! (And Davis, CA suggestions for restaurants! See inside) [more inside]
Help me buy a scooter in Paris. I've just moved to Paris for work, and will be getting my carte de sejour (longterm visa) in a few weeks. I would like to find a decent second-hand Vespa or something similar. Some of the questions I have: Can I get a nice ride for under 1000€? Will I need an expensive French license (I currently hold one from NJ)? What type of insurance will I need and how much should I expect to pay? I'm looking to buy in September, so any help would be appreciated!
GPS ready Digital SLRs : What are the best available? Coming soon? Am I better waiting until the industry catches up? [more inside]
Am I dumb for being paranoid about putting pictures of my kids on the net? [more inside]
How do I program the keyless remote to work with my '95 Honda Odyssey van? [more inside]
I am planning on buying a Syntax 37" LVD TV. Any pros or cons you know about?
Should I use an online backup service to back up my computer? [more inside]
We've figured out the route for our upcoming road trip, so now I have a few questions, involving hotels in the Indianapolis area and must-sees in IL, OH and WV. [more inside]
Here's the problem: I'm fat, I'm balding, I'm in my early thirties, I'm a virgin, and I am beginning to very much need sex. [more inside]
How to easily scoop out rabbit poop from wood shavings? [more inside]
Why are you "in" the movies, but "on" TV?
What is the best way for a long-time alcoholic to quit? Primarily concerned with medical aspects/health risks of detox. [more inside]
Married in the Caribbean, had a (wonderful) kid, now trying to get out of the situation... with the kid. What are my chances? [more inside]
I can't understand why I'm still thinking about a very ex-boyfriend. [more inside]
Mrs. Everichon is convinced that there is a law or principle (as in "Foo's Law") which describes the phenomenon wherein a pond can take weeks to become 50% covered in algae, but then the remaining 50% takes only a day. [more inside]
I would like to set up my computer so that it could receive sms messages. What is the easiest and cheapest way to accomplish this ? I live in montreal if that helps. [more inside]
My girlfriend is thinking of getting some of the Cisco or Microsoft network certifications as a way of getting out of her current field (glorified data entry, basically) and into something more interesting and lucrative. She's smart, incrediblly detail-oriented and good at understanding complicated processes, but she has no background in computers. How should she go about this? [more inside]
Need some explanatory help from deviants and/or Lou Reed fans. Why would one put jelly on one's shoulder?
My car was stolen and I've been asked whether I would be willing to prosecute the theft, if the police find him/her. Does anybody know what would be involved in this and/or what my options would be concerning handling of the theft/thief? -Purplefiber's roommate
Would facitiously naming a website "Government Hit List" put me on a government hit list? More specifically, would it be illegal if the title was properly disclaimed and the content appropriately limited? Of course, there's a bit [more inside]
How can I stop listening to an annoying street musician? [more inside]
Remicade? I have a child whose Crohn's disease has proved refractory to most standard medications (except prednisone, but that's not a viable long term treatment). [more inside]
[filmfilter] What are some of your favorite chase sequences and/or man with a bomb sequences? [more inside]
Software gurus: Help me scope out a video programming job, involving firewire, HDR tonemapping, autofocus and more jargon... [more inside]
I went to Comic Con this year, and as usual, there were tons of people in costume. The most original however, are the ones that do some sort of cross-over/mash-up/call it what you will, like Stormtrooper Elvis. So here's my question... is there a particular term for this kind of costume/cos-play?
What to do with myself, more about an alcoholic loved one inside. [more inside]
Rats/mice. I seem to have a new friend living in my flat. It's small, brown and furry and I'd like to dispose of it (them?) quickly and effectively. I have absolutely no intention of giving it the humane treatment as I simply don't have any way of removing a living creature from my flat in london to somewhere else (no car etc.). How can I kill it? Kill it up good. [more inside]
I'm looking for the source code to a Linux screensaver that plays something like Conway's Game of Life, only with red and blue squares as the cells. [more inside]
StatsFilter: Evidence challenging/contradicting conventional controlled/placebo trials? [more inside]
I'm starting a photography competition between my friends. Help me out with subject and grading ideas! [more inside]
Trying to get a wireless 802.1x connection working in a more-or-less vanilla Fedora Core 5 installation and not making much progress... [more inside]
I am a woman with thick dark hair and very pale skin and I'm looking for the best way to get a clean-looking shave on my bikini line. [more inside]
Can someone please explain to me in very basic terms the modern understanding of black holes and worm holes as a conceivable means of space/time travel? [more inside]
Fantasty Futball: After a couple of years of playing fantasy baseball and fantasy football (American), my pals have decided to level our playing field a little by creating a fantasy league for English Premiership games (mostly in order to give us a vested stake in watching the games, since we're Americans without the loyalties of home squads). Regarding this— What should I know about the English Premier League? Who are the players to watch? Who are the teams to love? Who should I develop irrational hatred for? [more inside]
I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu one month ago. Everything was working perfectly well until this week, but now I am having keyboard problems. [more inside]
Filipino Food Filter: To pick up a really cute filipina girl, I said I knew the best place for the taste of adobo in Los Angeles...which I was totally making up at the time. It worked. I have the date. Now I need the restaurant. Does anyone know a really good Filipino restaurant in LA or the Valley?
Any experience with American Funds? Could use some opinions about financial planners, too. [more inside]
What's a good wager I can make with a colleague for the ND-PSU game this year?
Who pays the for the local broadcast (TV and radio) of a major league baseball team? [more inside]
How do I get to Stansted Airport with a boxed bicycle?!!?! [more inside]
Anyone know of a decent PHP class or function library out there for externally posting to various weblog packages (Wordpress, Blogger, Movable Type) via XML-RPC? [more inside]
Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
Why would a soaker hose marketed for vegetable gardens have what looks like a Proposition 65 warning for cancer-causing chemicals? [more inside]
How do I get self-adhesive velcro to stick to a pedestal sink? [more inside]
Does O'Grady have a regular timeslot on the N?
Has anyone had any experience with Vostok watches? [more inside]
What word am I thinking of? There's a word that means something like, "an object that compels you to want to eat or lick it, even though the object is in fact not edible or meant to be licked". If it helps at all, I believe I've seen this word used to describe the new Macbook and its resemblance to an oversized piece of Chiclet gum. And btw, "pica" is not the word.
Give me some ideas to help me avoid calling someone. I am grieving the break-up of a long-term relationship. I dont know if the relationship can be salvaged at any point in the future but if it can be it will only be after we have some space and time apart. What can I do to dampen down the overwhelming desire to call her? [more inside]
Have you ever seen a warped, damaged engineered hardwood floor? [more inside]
I need to come up with a more descriptive name for an open source project. [more inside]
Anyone know how to get a copy of the book "Out at home" by Glenn Burke without breaking the bank? I'm suddenly fascinated by this guy, who was an openly gay baseball player who many credit with inventing the high-five. [more inside]
Looking for a free app that can enable/disable the proxy settings in Internet Explorer on a timer. [more inside]
Where can I discuss movies online? [more inside]
Hiddencamerafilter. Help me find an affordable camera that can be used as a hidden camera. [more inside]
Help me clean my adopted couch. [more inside]
Are threadworm/pinworm infections more common in the UK than in the US? [more inside]
Where can one find a comprehensive list of all sites that mirror (and I do mean mirror as in full mirror, not mirror as in quote from) Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wiktionary, and other such content? I'm in a Wikipedia-expunging mood and wish to program the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension to ignore the Wikipedia/Wikiquote/Wikibooks/Wikiwhatever/Wikikitchensink Wikisexguide monolith. (Let's not make this thread into an inquiry as to why I'm doing this. I'm just realizing that doing this piecemeal as they come up could take me forever.)
I need to fix 200+ song titles in iTunes. [more inside]
Please recommend an introductory or soft-intermediate applied econometrics textbook that discusses cointegration. [more inside]
Help me find some non-conservative no taboo something I can use resources on sex education for adults [more inside]
TV Trivia question - what sitcom was this? Thanksgiving episode, frustrated wife & her mother-in-law's 'Secret Apple Pie Recipe'. [more inside]
A friend and I love the margaritas served by a particular restaurant and wish to make our own, as the location is somewhat distant for both of us. We'd like to reverse engineer the recipe. [more inside]
Dear Mostly-Random-Student-Seating-Filter: Can you think of a tool (or a clever method) for regularly generating new seating assignments for students sitting at tables? Other criteria inside... [more inside]
How to start a program on five computers simultaneously. Usb splitter (not hub)? Network tool? Send ASCII code over ethernet? [more inside]
Teamspeak on Ubuntu: Is there a repository which can be added for the Teamspeak client/server applications?
Teamspeak on Ubuntu: Is there a repository which can be added for the Teamspeak client/server applications? [more inside]
I currently work full time for a company in southern Tennessee that does not offer health insurance, and probably won't in the near term future... [more inside]
Soccer Filter: Find me a specific Web site that compared/contrasted American pro sports leagues with international soccer. [more inside]
PriceIsRightFilter: How do they determine the pricing for items on The Price Is Right? Do they use the MSRP or are they just pulling figures out of left field? [more inside]
How can a layman come up with a rough but reasonable valuation for a private company? Assume access to information a typical employee of the company would have, plus overall revenue and profit history, maybe value of significant assets, if any. [more inside]
Looking for a site with weird dolls/stuffed animals made with parts of a few dolls into weird hybrids. [more inside]
Now that I've scanned all my family photos and videotaped every living ancestor, what should I do with it? [more inside]
My 12" Powerbook G4's hard drive has gone belly up. Help me figure out my options. [more inside]
Usenet question. [more inside]
A couple questions about my new Linksys WRT54G... [more inside]
How should a newly-serious but just beginning road cyclist work on becoming a faster and better sprinter and hill climber? [more inside]
Has anyone heard of a computer virus/worm/trojan that causes a photo of someone's rotten teeth (meth mouth) to pop up at startup and occasionally? [more inside]
In my impressionable youth I was told that the gravestones in coastal SE England towns were put against the churchyard walls to obviate church and thus town identification by the Luftwaffe. [more inside]
Where does one go if they're interested in humanitarian work in war-torn countries. [more inside]
8th Grade Social Studies Textbooks - I'm trying to compile a list of all available Social Science textbooks from major publishers. Does anyone know of a definitive list, or where to start? Most of the publishers don't seem to delineate between 7th and 8th grade textbooks. [more inside]
I thought it would be useful to track my weight loss by also measuring my waist or stomach. Is there a reliable method by which I can tape myself to get consistent readings? I thought maybe of anchoring the tape on the navel, and with it pinned on that point, mess with the tape to find the lowest reading. Has anyone found tape measurements to be a good motivator for weight loss?
Wireless Network Filter: Wireless print servers - simple for a networking neophyte to set up? [more inside]
Watchedfolderfilter. Is there software (free or otherwise, but free is better :-) that will watch a folder and when a file appears in there, email it to a particular (always the same) recipient, then delete or move the original file? Oh, and for XP only, not OSX. Or is there a function of Thunderbird (preferred) or Outlook that does that? [more inside]
I have the last three weeks in August to get away from it all. The caveat: I have little money and minimal transportation. What now? [more inside]
What's the best way to set up broadcast TV? [more inside]
Without a brokerage account, may I legally and easily sell common stock? If so, how? [more inside]
Forgiving or otherwise reducing Maw's debts? [more inside]
Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk? [more inside]
Is this a legit hotel booking site? Does anyone have any experience with hotelsireland.com, good or bad? I found a too good to be true rate for a hotel in Ireland (Trim Castle Hotel) that's about half the normal rate, but want to know I'm not going to be scammed when I give them money. Googling around isn't yielding anything in the way of reviews for this site. Thanks!
What do I need to know to plug my television into my neighbour's rooftop television antenna? [more inside]
What are the more serious side effects that can come from taking Lamictal? [more inside]
What does stage management entail? [more inside]
MedicalPersonFilter: Ok, I admit it, I'm addicted to caffeine. No, not coffee, I'm addicted to coca-cola. Basically, I'm wondering how I can kick the habit or reduce the heartburn I now get from drinking it? [more inside]
How do I (as a foreigner, but an EU citizen) go about getting the morning after pill in Italy? Furthermore, what is the italian for the term?
IT Experts and Linux Fans - I need your advice cutting through the clutter. Can you please recommend the best linux distros for Beginner, Intermediate and Expert users? There are so many options out there and most people only skim the surface. [more inside]
I'd love some help choosing a specific D50...please! [more inside]
Are there any programming languages where the keywords/reserved words are in a language other than English? (ie; if, else, for)
Firefox filter: Where oh where did my scrollbar go? [more inside]
My googlefu is failing me. During the debate over the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, I saw somewhere a pdf copy of his résumé from when he was fairly young — just out of his clerkships and applying, probably, to some government job. It was typed on a typewriter and was multiple pages long, in a style and format that would be quite abnormal today. Now I can't find it. Can you?
I'm looking for a particular Dell Donald Duck comic book (I don't know the story line, only what the front cover looks like), and no, don't know the issue number, etc. My guess somewhere between 1958 and 1964, but purely a guess. What's the best "source" to try and identify the comic book in question? [description of the front cover, follows]Thanks! [more inside]
Is Ikea really a responsible corporation, or is the quote in their catalog just PR bullshit? [more inside]
What should I write in the the thank card post job interview — especially for a position within my current company?
Starting point: Chicago. Destination: Niagara Falls. Transportation: Honda Civic. Question: Am I nuts? [more inside]
It appears as if I have a acid sensitivity. I get acne fairly often (which apparently according to homeopaths can be from acid) and I also have chronic heart-burn issues that can become very painful. Unfortunately I am not willing to give up coffee, coca-cola or spicy foods. Maybe spicy foods, but caffeine is pretty important to me, I think caffeine pills are less acidic but I always end up strung out after a few months of a consistent periodic dose of caffeine. [more inside]
I am preparing an application for an exchange to either Germany or Holland to study non-monumental heritage sites. I need to justify why I need to go to one of these places. (posted for signal) [more inside]
My girlfriend's parents (future inlaws?) forward me a lot of those awful right-wing emails. The latest one is an anti-Islam rant (inside). [more inside]
My friend is interested in getting into the music management industry without experience. [more inside]
Should I blow the hot air out or the suck the cool air in? [more inside]
How do I set permissions on a Fedora Core 5 system so that two different users can create, edit, and delete files in the web root (/var/www/html), yet all files retain the ownership of apache:apache? [more inside]
Hardcore Apache question: How can I write an .htaccess file that will apply a RewriteRule to only the most recent file posted to my Wordpress blog? [more inside]
3rd gen 20 gig iPod on the fritz. Seemingly a software problem. All you appletastic MeFites, I invite you inside. [more inside]
Salesmen and clueless co-workers: how to cope? [more inside]
I cant program my universal remote [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out carbon absorption rates by trees. So far the best source I have is an eBay ad. [more inside]
Looking for co-op housing in Chicago. Does any one have any suggestions? Even better if the co-op is run by graduate students but it is not a necessity. [more inside]
What is being used by the cutman to heal your boxer (reduce swelling) in the video game ESPN Fight Night Round 3? [more inside]
Does an actual photos of small things like atoms, molecules or DNA? [more inside]
Unemployed and uninsured but suffering from sleep apnea. What can I do? [more inside]
What are some non-braces alternatives for correcting an overbite? [more inside]
How did I lose weight by eating MORE and exercising LESS? [more inside]
It's been months now and I still can't find a synchronization solution for Google Calendar / iCal (or palm desktop) / Palm Pilot. The very fact that it's taken so long is making me suspect that there's some technical issue that makes it actually not possible. Is this correct? Is there a solution out there to sync (push data both ways) my google calendar with my palm pilot?
Where can i find the Jelly sandals that the Dude wore in The Big Lebowski?
How can I find out what dating/courtship was really like in upper-class Victorian England? [more inside]
I'm selling my current computer soon. There's a few GB worth of files that I'd like to preserve. Are there any free or cheap online services that will provide this service? I'll only need access to it once or twice later on, to restore it on my new computer. I only have a few blank CDs and not enough time to burn everything, and no concurrent access to the two computers. Besides, I prefer flexible online access. On a related note, I'd like store some information about the files in a text file. In the good ol' DOS days, I could pipe the 'dir' output to a text file. Except these files have some metadata that can't be displayed in the command prompt. Equivalent functionality for Windows Explorer or other GUI shells?
ZabaSearch/Intelius weirdness involving my personal info . . . [more inside]
What are some short small-group exercises for a class on introductory business management? [more inside]
How do write a cover letter for the exact position I left two years ago? [more inside]
Does anyone have reliable techniques for killing spiders you find in awkward places? [more inside]
Can someone explain coinduction (mathematics, computer science) in English? [more inside]
How do I mount a front license plate on my Scion XB? I got a fixit ticket for having only a rear plate, but there's no holes to screw on a front plate. [more inside]
I am trying to purchase, online or in the Seattle area, a Type A (female) right angle dual stacked USB connector. I have been unable this far to find someone willing to sell be just one (as opposed to a ship container full from China). Anyone knoew where I might be able to? Radio Shack and Westlake Electronics do not carry them and Radar Inc did not have any right angle ones.
How can I be more active in talking about myself with my friends? [more inside]
Flying Out of DC-Filter: This coming Thursday morning, I'm flying out of Reagan National Airport for a conference. I'm going to be driving in out of Philadelphia and was wondering what the cheapest/safest parking option would be. I'm returning Sunday afternoon, so roughly 3, 3.5 days.
Are there people/businesses that somehow track domains that people try but don't exist, and purchase them? [more inside]
What bands have a drummer as a/the lead singer? [more inside]
Short story filter--does anyone know the title and author of a short story that's written entirely in the form of personal checks? The idea of the whole thing is to kind of read between the lines and figure out what is going on by who the person is writing checks to, for what amount, what's in the memo line, etc. A teacher friend would like to know. I remember seeing this but have no idea where to look. Thanks!
Do you know of a group voice mail service with mobile alerts? I'm looking for a way for my 30+ person band to communicate using cell phones while on tour. [more inside]
Is there anything one can do to fight a medical bill that appears to be incorrect? I visited the emergency room last fall. I paid a $100 copay at the time of service that appears to have never been applied to my bill. Despite several calls to the ostensible hospital billing office (really a cube-farm in Texas) pointing out some discrepancies, they've left the clock ticking, sent threatening notices, and are apparently determined to slash my credit rating if I don't pay *now*. What can I do? [more inside]
What's the best way to locate scholarly writing and analysis of a given piece of classical music? [more inside]
My organization's web site was recently redesigned (late May), and since then, Google News has dropped us as a news source! The Google Gods are vain and capricious! What can I do? [more inside]
Please help me translate from English to Latin. [more inside]
I've got a web server that we've just put into our DMZ. I need to be able to grant the web developers the ability to manage user accounts, but I don't want them to be administrators (in other words: regular users who can manage other user accounts: change passwords, create new ones, delete old ones, etc). [more inside]
My apartment was broken into last week and the thieves stole my car keys (among other things). Curiously, they didn't steal my car out of the driveway on their way out, but I'm worried they might come back. I've got the Club protecting the car as best it can for now, but what else do I have to worry about? [more inside]
Removing defunct RSS feeds from blog? [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to mexico by car. I want to find out some basic travel details such as mileage between cities, length of journey, etc.. I know I can find this in your typical Rand mcNally map, but is their an Online service such as Mapquest that does the same thing? Mapquest has no service for mexico apart from some maps of cities, but nothing to help me with planning a trip between cities. [more inside]
No matter what time I go to sleep I always wake up within 15 minutes of 3 am. I may or may not get up and take a lap of the house and then I go right back to sleep until my normal wakeup time of 6:30. Why? What's special about 3 am?
My fiancee and I are holidaying in Bermuda for the first time ever. 2 week stay, already loaded up with snorkel gear and guidebooks and the accommodation is sorted. Anyone have tips for dealing with things like August's (85% ?) humidity or anything else not covered by the books? Stuff to make me look clever (more easily said than done) or save us bother, please.
MeFotographers and other 'ites, how do I print out ~50 pics to put 'em on my wall? [more inside]
rough and tumble lifestyle finally (inevitably) leads to serious shoulder injury. am i to be gimpy forever? [details inside] [more inside]
Looking to produce a weekly podcast, but I need to start somewhere! [more inside]
Why are they watering the railroad tracks? [more inside]
Recommendation for an endodontist in or around Irvine, CA? [more inside]
From iBook to MacBook. [more inside]
Given the wife's blessing to buy a big screen for our new home, I'm laden with the burden of selecting a TV that will meet our family's needs until we move again (unlikely). That said, what's a good future-proof 1080p TV, and where can I compare models for myself? [more inside]
Wrist pain, RSI? How do I deal with it? [more inside]
What's a good way to keep track of workouts using a PocketPC? [more inside]
We love our Prius. We reproduced. Hybrid SUVs are lame. Is there any way to import this from Japan? [more inside]
Please help my family deal with my drug-addicted cousin. Actually, please help my family deal with my passive-aggressive grandmother who is completely supporting and empowering my drug-addicted cousin. [more inside]
I am a full time college student right now and have just gotten a job at a bicycle shop. The problem is, I have no idea what I am being paid. When I inquired about employment I was initially turned down, saying that there was not any positions currently available. After some pleading and explaining my passion for bikes the manager entertained the idea. During the interview he asked me when I was looking to make. This question somewhat blind-sided me as I didn't want to give too high of a number and leave a bad taste in his mouth or worse, lose the job. I told him that pay was really not important to me and just working with bikes and learning was the most important aspect of the job. Long story short I got the job but we have yet to discuss salary [more inside]
Homebrew Filter: I am looking to homebrew a Samuel Adams Utopia clone, but I am having difficulty finding a clone recipe. Do any metafilterites have experience of ideas about how to do this? [more inside]
What's a good, cheap, out-of-the-way spot for a week-long solo vacation in California or Oregon? [more inside]
How can I harvest data from static HTML pages? [more inside]
AmericanHistoryFilter: Looking for a book (or books) to learn about american history from 1500 to 1850. [more inside]
COBRAFilter: I'm quitting Thursday and moving out of state. Can I still use COBRA? [more inside]
Has anyone ever used the herbal supplement Chrysin for anxiety? [more inside]
I'd like to record music (multiple synths, mics, etc.) with my Powerbook, which has one 1/8 input. Should I run everything through a mixer, and run the mixer out directly to the Powerbook in? Or should I run the mixer out to something like a MAudio firewire box? [more inside]
What webcomics are actually making money? How do they generate these revenues?
Xbox Live : So finally got around to setting my original Xbox up for Xbox Live and have got a 2 months trial subscription. Have successfully tried PGR2 & Halo 2 so far. Looking for suggestions of other games. [more inside]
No health care! Is this a really bad idea? [more inside]
As a programmer who prefers coding in Java, would it be worthwhile to get a Sun Java Certification? Particularly a Sun Certified Programmer or a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect?
ApplyingForAJobFilter: I am applying for a job for the first time in a decade (I currently work for myself) and am a bit confused. Some specific questions inside. [more inside]
In order to inspire my pupils, and demonstrate to them that studying science does not mean you have to become a scientist, I'm trying to compile a list of famous people with science-related qualifications (bachelors degrees and better, preferably). I'm specifically interested in those with physics, chemistry or biology qualifications (or variations thereof, e.g. biochemistry, astrophysics) but if it turns out that Orlando Bloom has a degree in geology or Christina Aguilera is an expert neuroscientist then I'll take them too. [more inside]
Is consistently parking a motorcycle on the street outside my apartment a bad idea? [more inside]
Internal HD enclosure/bay suggestions? I've got a Dell 5150 with a Serial ATA primary drive. I'm trying to install a second hard drive which requires an older IDE connection. Because of the 5150's case design, the best place to put this IDE drive is in the second "slot" just below the CD drive. However, just placing the HD in that spot isn't a great option, because a) the drive is smaller than the slot, so I can't secure the drive against the case, and therefore it might slide around if the case is bumped and b) I'm concerned that the drive might overheat if it is placed directly on top of the solid-metal shelf which protects the floppy drive beneath it. Therefore, I'm looking to buy online a bay or enclosure which will solve these two problems. [more inside]
Distributed knowledge management system: I'm working with a large internationally distributed non-profit group on the design and needs specification for a knowledge management system. What are the best technologies out there today? What are some of the key issues to think about? [more inside]
Help me become an entertainer! Help me beat my fingers into submission without boring my friends and neighbors with the same two songs over and over again. Help me -- I am looking for songs I can play on the guitar using only the following chords: A, Am, C, D, E, Em, and G. [more inside]
ScheduleFilter : my familly has 3 houses we can all use during week-ends and holidays. We'd like an online tool to make some sort of "reservation" for a given house. [more inside]
I have a 10 FPS video, and a set of numerical data for every frame in the video. How can I pair up each frame with its set of data in MATLAB?
In a cover letter, is it alright to mention interest in another similar opening in the same company? [more inside]
How much authority does the Iranian President have? Basically I'd like to know more about the Iranian government system? How does the guardian counsel work? Is it sort of like a supreme court? Does it come up with it's own laws? How often does it get involved in non-religious issues? Also, how much political discussion is allowed in Iran? I know the Iranian constitution allows free speech "except where it contradicts Islam" Does that forbid criticism of the guardian counsel? What about the president?
What are good resources for teaching myself to play the santur? I'm an American composer with no training in Persian music -- just a deep love for it and a gradually improving (self-taught) structural understanding of it. My "more inside" lists some ideas I've had so far, but I would love to hear any suggestions of CDs, websites, books, etc., on Persian music and/or the santur. [more inside]
How long can a business wait to withdraw the money I charged on my debit card? [more inside]
Should I buy (a) an Epson C1100 (b) a Fuji Xerox DPC525A (c) some other low-end color laser printer (d) a not-so-low-end color laser printer? [more inside]
What is this bug? (pic) [more inside]
My friend just got a motorcycle, but he's bumming since it's become nearly impossible to carry a golf club (for the driving range) with him anywhere. Any tips on how to safely strap a club to a bike? [more inside]
Authoritive DNS behind L4? [more inside]
Adding DRM to a ringtone [more inside]
Can I do anything useful with these grape seeds? [more inside]
worm/bug thing - what on earth is this? [more inside]
How do you get through to a 12 year old girl that stealing is seriously not a good idea? [more inside]
How do I go about executing minimal, but adequate repairs to a damaged car paint job? [more inside]
I'm moving from Prince George, BC, to London, Ontario, and need to transport a number of boxes. [more inside]
My girlfriend did ballet from early childhood up until the middle of high school. She was very much into it, doing everything she could to improve. Through doing so, she severely injured both of her hips (I believe it was due to "turn outs"). She still suffers from hip pain today, 1 semester away from her graduating college. What can she do to remove/reduce pain in her hips? [more inside]
What is the origin of the phrase, "(something) should be nuked from orbit," or "nuke it from orbit?" [more inside]
So I finally plucked up the courage and am now in possession of one very cute girl's phone number. What next? [more inside]
Part timers insuranceIs there a list of employers that provide health insurance to part time employees somewhere on the internet?
Is there a list of employers that provide health insurance to part time employees somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
I've been wondering since 1984... [more inside]
Are cousins transitive? That is; if A and B are cousins, and B and C are cousins, are A and C cousins? If so, what terminology would you apply to this relationship?
I purchased (accidentally) a generic ac adapter to replace my non-functioning dell adapter. Will it destroy my computer? [more inside]
My 6-year-old daughter has recently developed an interest in playing chess. We have a blast playing together, but I think it would be fun for her to play against the computer (or other novices) during her "screen time." What are some good computer chess games/websites that would develop the game of a young novice? Free is best, but I'd be happy to buy something (Win XP) if needed. Pretty graphics would be a bonus, but aren't necessary.
What kind of clothes would women wear if men were not around to look at them? [more inside]
From what I can tell, the concept of solipsism is grossly under-explored and under-exploited by the arts (books, movies, fine art, etc). Are there any good references to solipsism in modern books, movies, or other entertainment media? If not, why not?
I have cockroaches in my dishwasher. Help me kill the little bastards with extreme prejudice. [more inside]
Are there more grains of sand on Earth or stars in the sky? [more inside]
CraftFilter! I need some tips on how to make an awesome purse out of a safety sign. [more inside]
Can you help me with my innumeracy? [more inside]
How does this joke go? [more inside]
What is the opposite of wasting? [more inside]
Can I use a 256 MB PC5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM removed from an Apple MacBook in an IBM R40 Thinkpad (2722-gcu)?
I received a Braun hand mixer as a gift. What are some good ways to use it? [more inside]
Playing detective after a stolen cell phone. [more inside]
LightScribe DVD and CD labelling -- do you find it's worth it? Is this another "overpriced consumables" trap? Is it better pricewise than labels?
How can you get thrips (or some other very tiny bugs) out of an LCD screen? [more inside]
If I'm using my wet-dry vacuum to vacuum up water only (no dust), do I really need to use the filter? [more inside]
Is it completely absurd to use one's psychiatrist as a reference for admission to medical school? [more inside]
Where can I find CD Sleeves like these in the real world? They're super-easy to find online, but I'm on a bit of a time crunch, and I'm not dying to pay overnight shipping. [more inside]
Why am I finding lots of duplicate songs and "unknown folder" files in my hard drive? Meh... [more inside]
A boat traveled upstream a distance of 90 miles at an average speed of (v-3) miles per hour and then traveled the same distance downstream at an average speed of (v+3) miles per hour. It the trip upstream took half an hour longer than the trip downstream, how many hours did it take the boat to travel downstream? [more inside]
I'm trying to help my brother remember the name of a late '70s or early '80s detective(?) TV show. [more inside]
Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
How can I make her see that there's no chance for a romantic relationship between us without making a mess of things?
SeriouslyLetsJustBeFriendsFilter: How can I make her see that there's no chance for a romantic relationship between us without making a mess of things? Details inside. [more inside]
Can someone tell me how to auto-bracket using my Canon 10D? [more inside]
So it looks like my iMac G5 hard drive died some time this afternoon while the computer was on and I was not in front of it. Great! I'm still covered by warranty, so there's that. BUT. When the hard drive died... I, err, may have been in the process of downloading porn through BitTorrent. (Nothing illegal, but y'know, it's porn.) Obviously I have to bring this computer in for repair, and will probably have to give the HD to some kind of data-recovery service, and so when some techno-wizard hopefully gets things going again, there that porn file will be, sitting right out on my desktop. This happens all the time, right? Are they going to be scandalized? (I am in NYC, so my guess is no, but...) What level of humiliation or other problems am I looking at here? [more inside]
I'm having a difficult time finding a tech job two thirds of the way across the US from where I am now. I'm wondering if it’s because my age is showing through, or if it's something else. [more inside]
What do people opposed to school vouchers think of private schools in general, and is supporting them hypocritical? [more inside]
Anyone know the history and/or purpose behind /usr/share/misc/flowers ? [more inside]
Pardon if this is vulgar or offensive: What do "Mada chod" and "Bey shalam" mean? How is the latter a retort to the former? [more inside]
I want my car to look nice before I sell it - how can I get dings and scrapes out of the rims? [more inside]
DorkyStudentFilter: Looking to see if anyone else has used a tablet to assist in taking notes in class, and other ideas for note taking. [more inside]
favorite girls 2003 volkwagon jetta is over heating - low miles (30k) - she's semi-stranded in rapid city south dakota... anyone have any experience with similar problems with their late model vws? [more inside]
Basements, mildew, and mold, oh my... [more inside]
PhotoBlogFilter: Tips on starting a photo journal? Oh, snap! There's [more inside]
Need a great source of info (online or book) on software testing: servers and databases: unit testing, interface, regression, accuracy. Basic and advanced, anything appreciated.
I'd like to remix a handful of videos from Youtube. What's the best/easiest/cheapest (i.e. free) way to do this? [more inside]
How do I remove "autofill" form choices from Firefox? For example, for my gmail account I once mistyped my user name and that mistyped name always appears in the list of user names to select from. Or on the URL entry field on Firefox, suppose you once entered a URL for a site that you really don't want to show up again as one of the sites to choose from. [more inside]
From a purely functional standpoint, what is the optimal amount of beach volleyball clothing? [more inside]
How do you stay motivated creatively? [more inside]
ppt -> mpg ?? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the picture shown in this photograph? It’s a framed group of six ceramic tiles, which collectively depict a group of colourful, elongated figures, in a boat. It was hanging on the wall of a Spanish villa where my wife and I spent a vacation in 2001. [more inside]
Prospective employer: "No Phone Calls Please." So, how to follow up on a resume submission? [more inside]
Suggestions for body soap and shower gel for a man in the UK and U.S.? [more inside]
I cracked my FlashCard Calculator LCD. Can I fix it? [more inside]
My role and environment at work has recently changed and I have forgotten how to dress. How can I quickly buy the right wardrobe? [more inside]
Web hosting and "illegal" activity [more inside]
I live in my own head too much. I over-analyze my own feelings/thoughts as well as the actions of others. How do I overcome this? [more inside]
I'm considering doing a side-business creating home virtual tours (360 degree panos + stills) for local real estate professionals. I understand there are companies out there, that provide info and marketing materials that allow you to be an affiliate. Anybody doing this/done this have any words of wisdom?
Where can I find concice definitions of the legal status of "Native American"/"First Nation" "reservations" in the Americas.
Where can I find concise definitions of the legal status of "Native American"/"First Nation" "reservations" in the Americas. [more inside]
Why do humans and animals(?) urinate from their sex organs? Are these two bodily functions in some way related? Are their examples of animals that pee & have sex with parts of their bodies that are spaced far apart? [more inside]
Invisible fiberglass splinters in my hands -- how do I get them out? [more inside]
Legal advocacy group filter: I'm having a hard time tracking down legitimate paternal rights advocacy groups (I know they are out there). Can anyone point me in some useful directions? [more inside]
Does anyone have an experience appealing an admission decision by a university? I recently applied as a transfer student to a private university in California and was rejected. I'm putting together an appeal now and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice from first hand experience. [more inside]
How would this motto translate into Latin? "Embrace change, never compromise." [more inside]
I don't really understand Greasemonkey, and I feel like I should. I get what it is more or less, but I want to know how it can Change My Life. So, for those of you who use Greasemonkey extensively, what do I need to be using? [more inside]
Today at the gym I saw a couple guys (football players, as it happens) doing an exercise I hadn't seen before. They started with a 50lb dumbbell in one hand, bent over towards that side (that quad ~ 45 degree angle to the floor), the dumbbell fairly close to the floor. They then pushed off with that quad, jumped/transferred weight to their other foot so their body was completely under their arm, & did a military-press-like motion with the weight. They did 3 sets of 10 with each arm. What is this exercise called? Also, what is that general style of exercise called (more active/full body than simply isolating a particular group), & what are some other examples of this style?
How can I learn the elements of humor? [more inside]
Do preferences about anti-smoking legislation have a political affiliation? [more inside]
I left some pants in the dryer at my dorm and when i got back they were gone. How can I make an effective poster asking for them to be returned? [more inside]
We're looking for a good book on parenting that lays out what kids are like at different ages. [more inside]
How common is it for someone not to get any pleasure from bringing sexual pleasure to their partner? Is there anything that can be done about it? [more inside]
My car rolled today and hit another parked car .. i guess I forgot to apply the emergency brake .. My car is fine .. her car has a huge dent in the back :( [more inside]
Recommendations for tent camping in Northern California? [more inside]
I'm looking for safe, reliable, and affordable daycare in Portland, Ore. [more inside]
So I'm applying for a standardized test (LSAT) tutoring position, right? I've got an "audition" next week, where I need to prove that I can teach. The material isn't as important as the ability to understand and react to the needs of the individual student. Any tips for one-on-one teaching like this? [more inside]
Implications of an LLC? [more inside]
What's the easiest/quickest/cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Washington, PA without a car? [more inside]
iPodFilter: Can you do complex filters in Smart Playlists? [more inside]
Unique New York experience for a couple - beyond helicopter rides? [more inside]
What is the best driving route from Boston to Philadelphia? [more inside]
Which of these Java runtime components do I actually need? [more inside]
On the London tube there are posters called "Above Ground" that show an above ground view of the route of the train you're riding in relation to various landmarks, museums, major streets, etc. Does anyone know if these posters can be viewed online somewhere? [more inside]
Through a mutual friend, I've been approached to develop the back end of a website. My compensation for my work will be a percentage of the profits this website brings in. I have no idea what percentage to ask for, or what's fair. [more inside]
I have 10 eight yr olds coming for my son's birthday party. I have five pcs running XP. He has heard the words LAN party. I am broke. [more inside]
I live in a large town in Texas, population 20,000 and am having trouble finding friends. [more inside]
Which love option should I choose? [Much, much [more inside]
Can I get rid of the "open in new tab" option on the right-click menu in firefox? [more inside]
Help me find the great Linux downloader for Emusic that I lost. [more inside]
What is Tony Judy talking about here:
[...]the European Sixties were always Eurocentric. Even the 'Hippy Revolution' never quite crossed the Atlantic. At most it washed up on the shores of Great Britain and Holland, leaving behind some sedimentary evidence in the form of a more developed drug culture than elsewhere -- and one spectacularly original long-playing record.-- Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, page 398 No footnote, no endnote, nothing. Anyone have any theories about what album he's talking about?
Help me enjoy playing chess. [more inside]
Is there a website that lists the toll charges for major highways in the US? [more inside]
Kiosk and wayfinding design specialists! What is unique to your task that does not overlap with web UI and Interaction design?
Design for Kiosks / Interactive wayfinding systems. What are the unique factors to consider? [more inside]
Is there a google maps hack that will draw a circle around a given location to show a radius of distance (by mileage or time) around that location? [more inside]
Recently, I've been having problems figuring out what's real and what's not. [more inside]
Help me kick the green, sticky stuff. [more inside]
I have an older (3+ yrs) Dell Inspiron laptop that is running out of disk space (due to music files, tax and bookkeeping software programs). [more inside]
Where or how can one easily download CBC Radio's "The Contrarians"? Thanks
Does any one speak Javanese? I need a Javanese or Indonesian translation of a couple of words for a Tsunami Relief Concert. [more inside]
How do I protect my central air conditioner unit from theft? [more inside]
Is it really dangerous to lift weights with a mitral valve prolapse? [more inside]
Why haven't I been able to connect to hotmail? [more inside]
I need logistical information on the set Os Mutantes have been playing for their current reunion tour. Will I be able to make it to my Megabus at Union Station by 11 PM to make it home? [more inside]
I am trying to repair very old credit problems. I was a freelance designer for a few years and I had little to no money extra to pay some of the high bills I had. I'm trying to repair the old delinquencies - is this possible? (more inside) [more inside]
I just adopted a barely used 12” 1.33 G4 Powerbook free of charge. I’ve been a jealous WinXP user for some time and couldn't be happier with my new acquisition, but I’m a little torn over it’s usefulness. [more inside]
How can I reduce back pain while driving? [more inside]
Could you describe any notable incidents when you, personally, have suffered or faced oppression from organized religion in Europe or North America? How did you deal with it? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a video that I watched about 3 or 4 months ago (it was online). In it, there's these two older guys, wearing tie dye shirts, dancing really weird. It's outdoors, and they're dancing behind a gazebo, where a crappy band is covering Sublime songs. [more inside]
I've just about had it with that total P.O.S. known as the EPSON Stylus Photo R300 printer. Not only does it suck expensive ink like a vampire (and will refuse to print in ANY color, including black, even if just one of the color cartridges becomes empty!) but using that dinky CD/DVD tray feeder to print onto is always a hit or miss proposition. [more inside]
I just found out that I don't need to show up at work for almost all of next week - giving me a totally unexpected 6-day vacation. How should I best amuse myself? I'm in Berkeley, car-less, and am not very familiar with the area.
I'm considering selling my house and moving back into an apartment. [more inside]
WORKFILTER: Input needed on what I should do with my future, immediately (next 5 weeks) and distantly (4 years)? (Long) [more inside]
Why are my files suddenly old?! [more inside]
Burning smell coming from engine after not being driven for a year. Any ideas? [more inside]
How can I get from Turkey to Israel via boat given the current open border crossings? Does anyone know of specific companies that make this trip? If it is not possible to go direct, can I go through Cyprus or Egypt?
Has anyone here ever installed a salvaged airbag? How hard is it to do yourself? My car got bumped ludicrously lightly, the airbag deployed, and a new airbag is fantastically expensive while a salvaged one is cheap. But I would have to install it myself because local shops won't do it. The car is a volvo 940 1994. [more inside]
MotivationFilter: Need a website thingy where a friend and I can both enter information about workouts we do. [more inside]
Help me figure out the best solution to this problem: File sharing between 3 laptops and 1 pc (no server software). [more inside]
Excel Powers Active! Vague Excel spreadsheet lookup problem inside. [more inside]
Traveling from Washington DC to St. Johnsbury (actually Greensboro) Vermont towing a trailer. Is there a way to minimize the hills? [more inside]
I recently started using "High Contrast White" color scheme in Windows XP. I tweaked it a little bit (changed the fonts, etc.) and am generally happy with it EXCEPT: text which should be greyed out is now bright green. [more inside]
What are you favorite taco recipes? [more inside]
Looking for software that can deliver very high quality, professional, attractive multimedia presentations that can be burned to a CD, sent to a customer, and "walk" the customer through the presentation in the absence of a speaker/presenter. [more inside]
Starting with Sumer, approximately how many human beings have died? [more inside]
How can I rock out like Wolfdog? (or Sabbath, for that matter). One caveat--I prefer the fiddle, thanks. [more inside]
My sweet son has many disabilities--type 1 diabetes, ADHD, depression. At 15, he just confessed with great pain that he doesn't know his multiplication tables very well. Explains a lot. Any really wonderful suggestions that don't infantilize and humiliate him. Ones that work? Any personal success stories and moral support will make me heart you.
HelpMyMusicSoundBetterFilter: EQing on an Electribe? [more inside]
How does the game on www.milaadesign.com work? [more inside]
I want to learn to create simple Windows desktop applications for my own personal use. What programming language should I start learning? [more inside]
My girlfriend's luggage got lost on the plane to Spain. Any hope it can catch up with her on her trip? And where can she replace her camera battery charger? [more inside]
How can I install both Watchguard and Cisco VPN clients on my PC? [more inside]
We're gettin' hitched in Pittsburgh! I need help finding a reception/ceremony venue that 1) will hold at least 150 people, 2) will let me bring in my own catering, 3) will have a bar or a way to bring in a few kegs, and 4) be in a tent or indoors. [more inside]
Personal Shoppers - or Mefites who feel like doing a favour -- in Buffalo? [more inside]
What sort of career options would one have with a bachelor's degree in anthropology? [more inside]
Perhaps a ridiculous question: is it possible in a major city (I'm in Toronto) to buy a small piece of land and build a tiny house (like the B-52 on this page) on it? What's involved? If possible, what are the pros and cons? Is it pointless, financially? [more inside]
CarFilter: What are the typical hidden fees and pricing scams I should look out for when I buy or lease my next car? [more inside]
I'm looking for good software to schedule employee shifts in a restaurant. [more inside]
Has anyone had any experiences or opinions with Lipo Dissolve? [more inside]
Is it stupid to buy a convertible as the only car in Seattle? [more inside]
Gift for a 16 year old American going to Norway for a year. [more inside]
Is my son racist? [more inside]
How do I remove 4 years of monster London limescale from my toilet? [more inside]
How can I define my feelings, having a small field of reference? [more inside]
How can I easily get all the music files on my computer listed on to an excel spreadsheet? [more inside]
What sort of heirlooms have parents passed to children? Which are most thoughtful and well received? Which do you wish your parents would have passed to you? [more inside]
When can one expect to be let out of a tv show taping in NYC? [more inside]
I'm looking for UK camp site resources/info that are a bit less mainstream. I've done a fair amount of camping locally to where I am in Sussex on farms and other less organised camp sites -- all found via word of mouth -- but I'm looking to head a bit further away. The problem I'm finding is that most camping info is either 'proper' camp/caravan (*shudder*) sites or 'alternative' eco/politics-type places. Any ideas? [more inside]
I saw this on here like two years ago but I can't find it now. Anyway, I'm trying to remember the name of these little television spots (it may have been a full show, but I don't thinks so) that featured a little yellow man painted on the side of a glass. It was for children. Anyone?
Are there any tricks that'll keep my self-winding watch from running down? [more inside]
Help me name a financial services company! [more inside]
does anybody here live in big sur, california, and if so, is it possible to live there unless you are megarich? what type of jobs are in the area? whats it like to live there? can my wife and i pulling in about $150k live there? ive never been there but it seems like a place i would rather live in than north jersey. im kind of obsessed with it....
Excel Filter: I need to convert a wallop load of cells that are in decimal format to hours & minutes format. Please. More Inside. [more inside]
So I bought this big (5 kg) sack of cheap potatoes, ate a few, and then left them for a few days. When I looked at them today, they'd all grown little green sprouts. If I remove the sprouts, are these potatoes safe to eat? [more inside]
I am in Canada, but want a website to think I am in the UK. Can I do this? [more inside]
Are there any confirmed and documented cases of famous people that have lost everything for one reason or another and ended up broke, alone, and homeless? [more inside]
Where is my girlfriend's diamond ring? We think it got stolen.... [more inside]
Yes, it's time for yet another tiresome wireless connection conundrum. If you're brave and true, come take my hand and follow me into the [more inside]
What should I buy to say thank you? [more inside]
Could you suggest good visionary (realized or unrealized) architecture and urbanism books ? I'd be interested in well illustrated books. I can afford a 50 to 150 dollars book on that topic. I'd like to find things like that.
search: Can you help me find a citation? There was an article or post, possibly a pdf, that is a template used by our wonderful homeland security et al, to track and monitor would be terrorist's, one of these criteria's were certain flag signals for them. [more inside]
I read a book when I was a teenager about a poor girl living in England, who is raped by a pop star and then hounded by him and his fans to go out with him. I can't remember the title - does anyone know the book? [more inside]
Is there a device (pair) that can take digital audio out and wireless-ly transmit it 30 feet to allow for digital audio in on a receiver? [more inside]
Ahoy askm[ateys]! Help a pirate keep her parrot on its perch. There is [more inside]
In "today's insane world" should children ever be allowed to play outside, alone, unsupervised? [more inside]
Why feed babies butter? [more inside]
I'm looking for two things on OSX: 1) A chess trainer 2) "Go" (and if it has a training function, even better) [more inside]
I’m looking for font recommendations for a multi-lingual online Flash application. [more inside]
Home Recording Studio: What is causing buzzing on the speakers? [more inside]
Is chelation, as a therapy for atherosclerosis, only recommended by quacks? [more inside]
Please tell me a book you think everyone should read and why. [more inside]
My friends got together last year and are full-on with the pda. (more inside) [more inside]
Where is the cheapest place to buy a digital camera? Ebay, London, Dubai, Qatar, or Bangkok [more inside]
Please help my Mother-in-law get low-cost medical care in southern California. [more inside]
Will making a plan to pay off a creditor improve my credit rating...even before the whole balance is paid? Or do collectors not report to the agencies until the whole balance has been collected?
Please, please help. For the past two years my father has been suffering from these weird red ear episodes, which no one can seem to explain. [more inside]
I am interviewing for a new job shortly. I am trying to come up with a dollar figure for how much I should ask for. I will be changing cities, working a fairly similar job to the one I am in now, and moving to a city where the housing costs are slightly higher. How do I figure out how much I need to make the move? Is a calculator available to help with this decision? I am looking for raw numbers here, I will factor in social costs later. [more inside]
If I want to create sub-sites within my main site, which option is better -- and why? [more inside]
I wanna be a WAR correspondent. How? [more inside]
Ticketfilter: It is possible for me to switch my seats with someone else's if it's Will-Call only? [more inside]
I read a book when I was 12 or 13 about a boy who may have been living in Wales. The only things I remember about the book are that it involved aliens, cairns (as grave markers?) and that it scared the heck out of me. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
Can anyone answer this IQ test question? [more inside]
What recourse do fathers who receive Massachusetts 209A restraining ? From what I can gather, a woman can say absolutely anything and get a restraining order imposed. I got one yesterday taking custody away from me for alleged threat of violence I made. At the time I was over 200 miles away. I didn't think I was that powerful. [more inside]
How can I make Outlook 2003 "adopt" current text formatting when replying to an email by inserting text in-line? [more inside]
I'd like to send a birthday care package to a friend who recently moved from California (San Diego) to Massachusetts (Burlington). Suggestions on sending a little Cali love? [more inside]
Looking to find a source of a room fragrance for a friend. She bought it from a catalog that she cannot remember the name of, but it was discontinued. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience hooking up a regular VGA Monitor to a NeXTStation Color? What's the best way to do it? [more inside]
Metaparenting: How do I stay sane while home all day with a newborn? [more inside]
We're looking to rent/take on loan, a white or black Chevy Suburban in Washington D.C. for a specific date. How can we locate one? [more inside]
My non-pimped ride (1993 sedan, BB value: $825) was just totaled in an accident with a commercial truck (the truck driver's fault, and he was cited). Are there any ways to get the adjuster to value the car more highly than $825 so that I have any chance of replacing it? [more inside]
Save my itunes playcounts and ratings! Damnable windows has crashed! [more inside]
What form of transportation can one use to get from partying in Tampa then getting back to a hotel in St. Petersburg without a car?
What are your favorite shows on Spanish TV? [more inside]
Is there a constitutional provision in the United States that all statutory laws must be written and/or available to the public for review? [more inside]
[EuroTripFilter]What European city can we go to CHEAPLY for a few days from London? [more inside]
Embarrassing phobia. I need to drive myself 10 or so hours in a couple of weeks, and I am very afraid that I will find myself in a traditionally panicky situation. [more inside]
Ouch, I just got a quote for $895 on a brake job for a 2001 325i BMW. Previous thread indicates that this may be way out of line. The parts supposedly cost $500 alone. Is this right? Any experience bringing a BMW to a non-dealer? [more inside]
Can you recommend a program on DVD or PC for learning English as a second language? [more inside]
I have to write a Visual Basic 6 program that checks that an ActiveX control's properties and methods are correctly documented in a Word document. How do I get a list of a control's properties and methods, given its filename? [more inside]
Help save my vacation. Boat won’t start. More inside. [more inside]
What sports, exercises, and activites are best suited to tall skinny people? [more inside]
Why do good looking women make me nervous and guilty when looking at them? [more inside]
Should I bring someone on as a business partner? [more inside]
What does "ever thus" mean? [more inside]
Do you know cool local female clothing stores in DC? [more inside]
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc?
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc? [more inside]
Can you identify this classic Mac game? [more inside]
Do these symptoms add up to anything? Repeated sores/cracks at the corners of my mouth, night sweats, fatigue...and I am posting anonymously because there is more inside... [more inside]
Good cafe in DC to work with laptop, one with free wifi? [more inside]
How can I learn to keep a cool head in stressful situations ? [more inside]
Why are my PDF files so huge? [more inside]
I just installed Ubuntu, now how do I install programs? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for international shipping/moving companies. I have a small household's-worth to ship from California to the UK (no furniture that's worth keeping, but a large studio full of stuff). There are many companies online but I know from friends' experiences that these waters are shark-infested.
Next month, I am going on a trip to Dublin for a week. I have three questions for anyone who has experience with the city:
- Where would you recommend staying? (Hostels in the £10 / night range are my usual style.)
- What would you recommend seeing? (There is an AskMeFi post on this already, but it only covers a weekend-length stay)
- Is there anything particularly useful to know about going to Dublin?
What kind of light do you use to accurately measure how white your teeth are? [more inside]
How do I get the browser to prompt a user to save a huge file when I don't know it's size in advance? [more inside]
8 unit condo in Jersey City needs an energy (HVAC, heating) consultant to look at our boiler and heating system and advise us on how to lower our heating bills. We are keen to consider green options but economy is the main criterion. Thank you for your recommendations and advice. [more inside]
I can't sweep the floor! This is something I thought I knew how to do-I mean, I do it at home sporadically and I used to sweep the porch and the kitchen for my clean-freak mom and she never complained. [more inside]
I am having a difficult time locating the Nike+Ipod Sport Kit in Canada. Apple.ca doesn't have it listed in their store and Nike.ca is just a horrible [but cool looking] website. My google-fu is failing me miserably and I was hoping that someone has seen these around. I called a local [Kitchener] Apple reseller and they say it should be available in 2-3 weeks. My greedy little hands cannot wait that long. :) Can anyone help?
What is the definitive online reference for web browser market share? [more inside]
Is there some reason that christians support Israel? I was browsing the Rapture Ready message boards, and while I realize they are a bit of a fringe, they seem to be fanatically pro-israel (see this signature), and that sentiment seems to be echoed amongst many other christians I know. I would have figured christians to be mildy anti-israel, as it's inhabitants sort of shunned their prophet/savior. What gives?
What can I expect from living next door to a wasps nest as the summer progresses, and is there any humane way to get wasps to leave the nest etc. if they are already well established. More Inside... [more inside]
I know several people who have started in small-scale hedge funds that seemed to be initiated by a single investor/founder who happened to have some capital. What steps are required to start a hedge fund? What kinds of relationships should a founder have before starting one? What kind of restrictions are there on hedge fund creation?
Where can I find Portuguese-language t-shirts? Surprisingly, not in Brazil! [more inside]
About half of billion-dollar divorces seem to involve a "metals trader". I'm not hoping to divorce, but how does one become a "metals trader"?
Got into an ugly fight with my former boss. How do I solve this? [more inside]
Could a moderate diet and a lot of stress account for my missed period? [more inside]
I was arrested and convicted for DUI in Mississippi over 3 years ago. I have not driven since (small town, good friends, I live close to work), and now I am wanting to get my license back. . . . [more inside]
Well the mixtape worked (together 7 months now), but things are getting difficult as my girlfriends various issues become more and more of a problem. Help me help her. [more inside]
I'm going to the States on the weekend and I'm wondering what the best way is to convert Canadian dollars to American dollars? What option provides the best conversion rate for $300-500?
I'm going to a beer tasting, help me sound like I'm fancy. [more inside]
How long will food and milk last in a refrigerator without power if I don't open the door? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can buy a bumper sticker that says "The closer you get, the slower I go" in the Perth metro area?
Where can I find William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson's and other's written pieces of "23" coincidences on-line? [more inside]
My laptop screen is separating from the rest of the computer! It looks like one of the two hinges is hanging on for dear life, and I'm concerned -- if it gets much worse, it will be detached on that side. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Why does artificial sweetener make my teeth numb? [more inside]
Read/write permissions on an iBook. [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
Is this sofa compatible with this cat? [more inside]
Where can I find a cartoon short with the ghost of Schubert and possibly Bugs Bunny? [more inside]
I've been trying to learn how to program, but it's not going well. [more inside]
Birthday Fun: Looking for psychics in downtown Chicago/River North. [more inside]
I went spelunking in the Nutty Putty caves in Utah a few years ago, and -loved- it... Can anyone recommend similar non-commercialized caves in which to go exploring with friends in California, Oregon, Nevada, or possibly Arizona? [more inside]
I am ready to toss my computer out the window, do you think I am doing the right thing? [more inside]
Boonies Wireless Networking with a Phone Line. Help needed! [more inside]
How can I learn to burp? [more inside]
My cats are shedding a lot. As a result, my laptop (Dell Inspiron 700m) keyboard is filled with hair. I have had to remove a few keys to fix the problem. Until today, no problemo. But I didn't know how weird that shift key was. I can't get it to click back into place correctly. I really can't go without my laptop, given my current job, so sending the thing off to Dell is pretty much out of the question. Can I get some tips on fixing this myself? Or does anyone know what kinds of stores fix laptop keyboards? While I'm at it, anyone know a good way to protect laptop keyboards from cat hair so this won't happen again?
What sort of stuff do I need to bake a big sheet cake? [more inside]
I’d like to learn more about what to expect on a typical backpacking (or insert activity here) trip through organizations like NOLS or Outward Bound. I’m 30 years old and while I’m in pretty good shape I don’t have a lot of experience with long camping/backpacking/climbing trips. I’d like to join a short expedition to learn new skills and gain confidence I need to go out by myself. Besides, it just sounds fun. [more inside]
A ways back, and I think this was about 5 years ago, there was a short video clip made using Counter-Strike (the Halflife mod) that played to the soundtrack of Parabol/Parabola by Tool. It was one counter-terrorist and one terrorist and basically just involved one guy walking over, then diving in slow-mo and firing the Desert Eagle (deagle). Couldn't find it with Google...does anyone have it or know where I can find it?
In Windows XP: Migrating from the general Administrator Account to a Personal User Account...how? [more inside]
I just put together a pc from new parts. It won't post-- fans turn on, but that's it. No video signal, no power light, no beeps, cd trays won't open. Power supply is 400w and tested in another machine. What should my next steps be? [more inside]
Any idea why my wooden rain barrel won't swell when filled with water like it did last year? [more inside]
How can I recover my Apple Mac Keychain password. [more inside]
Movable Type PHP library: is it possible to use the PHP library in the same fashion as the perl library? [more inside]
Stupid calculus question inside. [more inside]
I just bought a brand new MacBook Pro and when I use the remote control feature and try to load videos that I've downloaded on the iTunes music store, nothing plays. Has this happened to anyone else?
Need to clean out and organize 15 years of electronic files. [more inside]
Is there any printed studies or evidence that having had mononucleosis or a similar infectious disease could permantly affect a person's melatonin production? [more inside]
Is it possible to get "comments" to work on an iWeb web-site -without- using .Mac? [more inside]
How can I keep my office cooler? [more inside]
I'm looking for a potluck-type recipe that is a) horrifying, but b) tasty. Something like an entree or side dish that makes use of vegetables, meat, and jello.
Kinda urgent: A friend's flight was re-routed and now he needs to know the best way to get from the San Francisco airport to the University of California, Davis (about 70 miles away). [more inside]
Is there anyway to get commercial exhibition rights for scheduled public performances for movie prints you own? Of course, there's... [more inside]
Why don't they make sunglasses with the coating on the *inside*? [more inside]
Vacationfilter: Anyone know any cool things to do, sights to see, or places to eat in Gulf County, Florida? [more inside]
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
Bobby Bloom is the artist on one of my favorite 70s pop songs, Montego Bay. How did he die? [more inside]
What information would you like to know before clicking on a link? For example, is it safe for work.
I want to limit the number of lines that users can input in a printable pdf form text field so that there is no overflow/scroll bars or auto-resizing of the text. How can i do that? [more inside]
Is there any way to make Microsoft Excel recognize dates before 1900? [more inside]
I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
I'm moving to third floor apartment in Brooklyn with giant windows facing east and west. My landlord says I should buy an air conditioning unit if I want to function. What unit should I buy? I'm looking for the best balance of price and quality. [more inside]
What's a good 2-3 day route for driving from Seattle to San Francisco? [more inside]
I remember an animated gif online where a stick figure bashes on his computer till his computer is destroyed, his hands are bloody stumps, he hits the computer with his head, and eventually dies. Where can I find it again? [more inside]
Help me come up with some easy, small changes to make to my lifestyle to help me lose weight while dealing with other life issues (e.g. depression). [more inside]
Adding a searchable "store locations" to your website. [more inside]
What's the best route to take from Philadelphia to State College, PA? [more inside]
Can you help with installing svn-client-ssl (and fink in general) on my macbook? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any poems about university life? It is for a book group where we're reading some campus novels and we're looking for a poem on the same subject.
What do I do about our now-outrageously-priced wedding photographer, a year after the fact? [more inside]
My laptop has suddenly run into problems... That is, it seems to like turning itself off with no warning whatsoever. [more inside]
Every time I start up Firefox, the search box is turned to Yahoo and GreaseMonkey is disabled. How do I ajust this?
Why can't I access certain things on New Orleans City-Wide WiFi? [more inside]
My parents are visiting me the first week in August, but I just found out that I need to briefly interrupt their visit to attend a meeting in New York. My dad has never been to NYC and I'll have some down time, so I'm thinking about taking him with me. Help me plan a fun two day visit for him. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a dermatologist in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
I have an external firewire CD burner that I want to repurpose as an external firewire hard drive. [more inside]
I have been asked say few words for a good friend who passed away young... [more inside]
In the 2005 episode of Doctor Who titled The Christmas Invasion there was a song near the end that starts "Well I woke up today". The song takes place as The Doctor's 10th personality is choosing his outfit from the stores in the Tardis. Can this song be had in it's entirety anywhere?
Where in Seattle can I purchase Jolt Cola?
Looking for examples of German anti-war, anti-nazi poetry. [more inside]
How much does an average-sized restaurant pay ASCAP/BMI to play music? [more inside]
I'm having trouble getting files off an ancient hard drive using an enclosure. Help! [more inside]
ShopFu: Help me find "A buck well spent" [more inside]
Where can I learn about graduate opportunities (funded) in geography [more inside]
Does anyone know of a place to get a tshirt with the red Hors Categorie (HC) circle symbol? [more inside]
Help me ask for a raise! [more inside]
Looking for slang words for a hangover. [more inside]
Classic Investment Books... What Have I Missed? [more inside]
Picturefilter [more inside]
How much research is being conducted that never crosses the language barrier into English and/or how long does it typically take research to disseminate into English-speaking journals? [more inside]
MySQLFilter: Help me with my 56 million record table! Lots of cumbersome background inside... [more inside]
Advice for an otherwise well-adjusted person who misses being in a relationship? [more inside]
I always assumed that, when making a connecting flight in an international airport, I was under international jurisdiction - the logic being that I clearly haven't 'entered' the airport's host country (haven't got a visa/filled out a landing form/whatever). My personal experience and now recent events suggest otherwise, so what are the rules about this, and do they vary from country to country? [more inside]
My friend has Morton's Neuroma but she'd still like some nice looking shoes. [more inside]
What should I read if I want to understand continental philosophy? [more inside]
Are there any forums on the internet in which only people accomplished in their field can contribute but they are open for reading to the general public? Or where the public can contribute but the expert members are clearly identified? [more inside]
How to woo a Scottish/Irish boy.. are there tricks or sexual customs I should know? What is he used to from the local girls? [more inside]
Help me learn high finance! [more inside]
Songs which feature night? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an English translation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? [more inside]
Moving from Blogger to Wordpress: Can I pay someone to have it done? [more inside]
What are some good sauces and marinades for fish? [more inside]
Who are these consulting agencies contacting me off Monster.com, and are their offers too good to be true? [more inside]
How would I go about becoming a member of a board of directors of a company?
Is there any way for me to fund Oxford's Mst. course in creative writing? Or will I need to suck it up and decline their offer? [more inside]
How to best stay "connected" while travelling in Europe? [more inside]
Clinical Trial Filter: My stepfather was diagnosed with colon cancer today. [more inside]
How to market/sell a pimped-out car? [more inside]
It was asked pre-Katrina but now I think it's worth asking again: where should a tourist stay in New Orleans nowadays? [more inside]
My cat-allergic friend wants to stay with me for a couple of days. How can I make his stay more comfortable? [more inside]
What are the differences between ASCAP and BMI? Does anyone consider one performing right organization superior to the other and, if so, why? [more inside]
VacationFilter: We're going to Duck, NC on the Outer Banks for a week, leaving on the 22nd. I know what I'm going to do; what sorts of things might be fun for the kids? [more inside]
How much work would it take for me to learn to be able to tumble and somersault? [more inside]
classic bored teenagers what can we do? [more inside]
Digital camera memory, does brand matter for SD or CF? (looking for two different cameras) [more inside]
What might I hate about becoming a therapist? [more inside]
I have always been very interested in education and wonder if I began teaching, if it would open up some interesting job opportunities later on that are different from being a teacher? [more inside]
My workplace is doing a little motivational contest based on the TV show Deal or No Deal (stupidest name ever, IMHO). I believe I've developed a strategy for the game that's not really covered anywhere else. Am I off my rocker, or is this valid? More importantly, how else can I improve on the basic strategy? [more inside]
What shareware/web app can I use to make clean, pretty graphs? [more inside]
I now have an iMac G5 and an iBook G4. I'd like to be able to move items from one desktop to the other, in real time. [more inside]
What is the most cost-effective solution for banking while living overseas for ~4 months? [more inside]
Menstrual-cycle Filter: What methods are available to delay... [more inside]
Yet another "I hate my job" filter. Is it irresponsible to quit my job with absolutely nothing lined up? How about if finances for the next year weren't a huge issue? [more inside]
what should i do in hawaii in august [more inside]
We went very carefully and timely through the application process for the admission of our son to a Montessori school (first grade). Then, with one month delay, we were notified that due to the higher than expected demand, and despite meeting the admission criteria, our son was not admitted, but placed on the waiting list. This response just drives me crazy, as I cannot understand what else than admission criteria can get a child in. [more inside]
Please help me find songs that fit my running pace! [more inside]
Why am I only interested in long term relationships? [more inside]
I grew up without a father. He wasn't dead, but he might as well have been. My mother divorced my father when I was one because he was throwing away his music career and life on drugs. Soon after the divorce, his parents and brothers essentially divorced him as well. He wrote me one letter when I was 12. Last year, my father passed away before I could ever meet him. As I am getting older ( 32 ), I am starting to wonder how this experience, or lack therof has shaped my character. Do guys who grow up without a father exhibit certain character flaws or attributes. Without making me feel totally jipped, what is it like to have a father? Am I doomed to have deep reaching gender identity issues? Are there any good books on the subject? Does anyone have some good perspective on growing up fatherless and how you manage(d) it?
What would allow multiple people to both upload information about events and view events that others have posted? [more inside]
Cheapskatefilter: If I'm traveling out of town (1500 miles) to a wedding for people who live in town, do I have to get them a gift? [more inside]
Should I finally join ASCAP, despite my misgivings about copyright, the music-licensing industry, and certain practices by ASCAP and similar orgs? Yes, the cash would make a real difference for me, given the way ASCAP handles my genre and given my low income overall. [more inside]
Anything hip to do on Cape Cod? [more inside]
What is the best case time line for a Canadian to obtain US citizenship? [more inside]
Is it considered a breach of protocol or courtesy to wear a thobe if you're not an Arab?
A/C filter: Is mine broken or is it just because it's 100 degrees outside? [more inside]
Does absolute zero actually exist in the universe or is it just a theoretical concept? [more inside]
What's the best brand/kind of Korean red ginseng? [more inside]
Do you know of a musical instrument that has name that sounds like "feen"? [more inside]
I'm thinking about a move to the Tampa Bay area (possibly to set up shop and raise the family)....Can any Mefites familiar to the area or living there tell me stuff about schools, crime, culture in the area...? Of course, assorted pros/cons would be great. [more inside]
You know the movie Scanners? I think that happened to me last night. Is there some sort of real medical condition that could duplicate that? [more inside]
Things to do in Hanover, NH and on the Dartmouth College Campus? [more inside]
Know anything about jobs with pirg.org? [more inside]
VNC gets me a black screen. Help me connect ! [more inside]
Web-based alarm clock [more inside]
I'm looking to do some part-time, on-the-side freelance design to provide some additional income. What are your suggestions for getting started? Where should I look for jobs?
The pro's and con's of killing my land line phone service in favor or going purely cell phone.....Go! [more inside]
(How) can I control the placement of new icons on my dual-head Mac desktop? They always land on the wrong monitor [more inside]
Can someone identify this mystery "game"? [more inside]
How can I go about printing my own programs for my wedding? [more inside]
Why in hell is my site getting so much traffic from South Korea? [more inside]
Our front brakes were making a grinding noise. The shop (which was recommended by neighbors, fwiw) said our rotors were damaged by excessively hard brake pads, and replaced the rotors. They suggested we get the pads changed too. It is making the grinding sound again. [more inside]
My wife and I are hosting some Korean exchange / homestay students while they study English here. One of the students has a really amazing cell phone - well actually all their phones are pretty slick. Super high res screens, high resolution cameras, slide out keyboards, better battery life, color phasing led-backlit keys, etc. I realize these don't work here because of "something to do with networks," but can anyone tell me WHY? and can these devices be altered to work here? And besides things like Treos and sidekicks and stuff like that, are there cool and relatively inexpensive phones available here? Is there a all-mobile-device weblog like Gizmodo or something that lists them?
Which is a more environmentally friendly choice, an electronic PDA or a paper-based planner? [more inside]
Shadetree filter: Does my car need this repair? [more inside]
Downloadable content for PSP Wipeout Pure - is there any way to get a US Delta Pack to work on the EU version of the game, or otherwise remove the obnoxious Puma ads? [more inside]
How do change an IMAP account to POP? [more inside]
Home equity line of credit: should I get one now or later? [more inside]
Can I drive with an expired New Jersey drivers' license in Spain? [more inside]
What is the origin of the phrase "right up my (his, her, etc.) alley"??? Is it as simple as referring to being "in my neighborhood of expertise" or is there some sort of bowling reference going on? Google's letting me down here -- but maybe my search capacities are a little rusty.
Power Tool Filter: Is there some kind of 'force multiplier' in effect when using a drill press? i.e. when you put two pounds of pressure on the handle, is there more pressure applied to the work surface? Perhaps most importantly, how hard would this be to calculate? [more inside]
Where can I buy locally-raised meat and dairy products in Chicago? [more inside]
Where in Northern Virginia should I go for a new, installed car radio? [more inside]
How do I get my money back from a friend? [more inside]
I want to learn about psychoanalysis/psychotherapy/etc. -- what are the best books? [more inside]
I have a standard Myspace account. Can I turn this into a MySpace "Music" , or artist, account? Or do I have to create a new account?
Where can I get married in Yorkshire? [more inside]
Why are my sunglasses polarized diagonally? [more inside]
Abstract Thinking Filter: So I created this creature that travels by temperature instead of time, so to speak. [more inside]
How do (did) you decide who goes first? [more inside]
How to (tactfully and successfully) get some major names to look at some of my writing? Of course there is [more inside]
I'm trying to revise my dumbbell-based home workout. I do bench presses for my chest, but what's the best exercise to oppose that? I'd been doing rows, but I've been noticing that my posture is bad and I want to be sure the weights aren't contributing to the problem.
Gah! Broadbandfilter! Moving to a new apartment next week (in SF). What broadband provider, and how do I search for it without a current phone number? (Cable vs. DSL vs. FIOS vs. Wireless?) [more inside]
Okay, so I'm hoping to apply this winter for Ph.D. programs in computational linguistics. (Thanks for the encouraging advice, guys!) The question is, where? [more inside]
IT/IS Managers: Help Wanted. How do i get a job in IT or IS? [more inside]
Can you point me in the right direction for good tutorials on using classes in PHP? [more inside]
Help me fight The Man: My mail carrier is leaving me notes telling me that he is going to stop delivering mail to me unless I start locking my mailbox every day. Can he? [more inside]
Straight up: Is it legal for me to loan a CD to a friend so that he can copy it for his own use? [more inside]
I very stupidly fell asleep on the beach and woke up with an enormous number of unusual bug bites. 24 hours and a whole tube of cortizone cream later they're still here. What kind of bug did I likely encounter, and should I be worrying about this? [more inside]
Can somebody translate this east-asian language spam for me? [more inside]
Building a new computer: Athlon 64 or Pentium D? [more inside]
I told the CEO of my company that it was time to talk "exit plan" a week ago. In the interim I'm at an industry convention... [more inside]
Planning on traveling to Venice: Are there any cheap hostels or hotels that are available? If so, where are they? On the extreme side, we're even willing to rough it out and sleep on the streets for a few nights. Anyone ever tried this and is this safe, or are we batshit crazy? [more inside]
How do I recover a user profile from a previous Windows XP (Professional) installation? Old user profile is still there, but keeps denying me access. [more inside]
48 x 16 single speed... have I topped out in muscle building? [more inside]
Is there are any software that can perform a decent grammar check? [more inside]
LondonRelocationFilter: Help me find a headhunter in London! [more inside]
CatFilter: What are the best ways of ending my cat's jihad against the infidels when "the infidels" happen to be rolls of toilet paper? [more inside]
What's with all the bearded women in Stephen Chow's movie "Shaolin Soccer"? [more inside]
Why does my tomato sauce taste so much better the day after? [more inside]
Does my newly spayed dog need pain medication? [more inside]
Is it possible do a tri-country, bi-continenental, radio-style "chat" podcast? [more inside]
Has anyone had neverending dreams well into adulthood about a childhood crush? [more inside]
What are the best websites to view on a mobile phone? I have a Samsung A900 and it has a pretty large viewing area, what websites would be best that are specifically formatted for cell phones? I am interested in any website that you can think of but specifically good news sites. Also any website that is leading the pack in UI for cell phones would be great. Also if you know any sites that aren't formatted for cell phones but still function well i'm interested.
What has been your experience with filing a claim with PayPal? [more inside]
Does there exist a political and/or sociological history of Wikipedia? I'm fascinated by the explosive growth of that community and would like some insight on how it has evolved. I'm not so much looking for Jimbo-in-the-news type controversies as I am interested in learning how contributors "rise through the ranks" of the bureaucracy and garner support for side projects and policy changes.
I want to practice my spanish. Is there spanish language media that can hold my interest; available solely through the internet? [more inside]
Creative (non-insane) ways to keep cool in Florida needed [more inside]
Can you help me be a better home recording engineer? I've posted some things to MuFi which were pretty fun, but are technically suck-tronic. [more inside]
Hello fellow depressed meFites! For those of you who have taken wellbutrin, did you ever have itchiness or hives as a side effect? Did it go away after a while or did you have to go off of the drug completely? [more inside]
Help! It's my father-in-law's birthday and he wants a "power adapter so he can use his laptop on an airplane"... (details inside) [more inside]
I'm having three HVAC contractors come to my house tomorrow to give me estimates for replacing my gas furnace. What should I look for to identify a "reputable" contractor, and what questions should I ask? [more inside]
What legal history record can the Canadian, US border patrol sleuth out, and what do they care about? I am going on tour with a musical group from NY to Montreal. I heard that when passing the border with a van with music equipment, they can be very scrupulous and even do background checks. I have a non-felony on my record in Chicago, in which I won the court case, but never sent the $300 to my lawyer to finish the expungement process. Will they be able to sleuth out this information at the border? How have your experiences been at the border?
My husband and I can choose one of two cameras as a gift from our credit card..... [more inside]
What is it like to live and/or work in the Silicon Valley? [more inside]
I'm a dad now, and recently I've been wondering when I should give my son a computer, and how it should be set up. [more inside]
TooDarnHotFilter: Since most of the U.S., including me, is having a broiling heat wave right now, I thought it would be useful to share suggestions on keeping cool. Particularly, what are the best recipes? What I'm looking for are things that heat up the kitchen the least. I tried the slow cooker today, but it's still making things hotter than I like in the kitchen, and tomorrow's forecast is 102. There is always grilling, but that requires (eek!) going outside. Other suggestions for keeping cool for the under-A/C'ed (like myself) or the A/C-less?
It would be great if people could share their favourite suppliers/retailers/tailors for affordable, quality shirts. I'm talking about shirts which are either interesting, different or vintage. I'd be especially keen on those with detachable collars - this was in fact the reason for my asking the question. [more inside]
I start a new job next week at a local newspaper in the production end of ad sales...ie. design. This will be the first time I've worked in three years. I dumbed down my resume a lot to get the job, which I really want. It's in a small town, which I moved to three years ago and the paper publishes twice a week....small town....really small town. I used to work at a high profile 24 hour Cable News Network located in Atlanta, GA, which shall remain nameless, wink. wink, in a very stressful, high responsibility position... [more inside]
My girlfriend's ex is destroying our relationship. [more inside]
Help me hotwire my POS truck. [more inside]
Realistic potraits cartoons: are there any art available of known cartoon/comic characters drawn as though they were real-life potraits? [more inside]
Where were the Israeli troops when they were abducted by Hezbollah? [more inside]
Where can my co-workers and I go for a bar trivia outing in NYC? [more inside]
Help me find a good sleep disorder clinic around SF (East Bay, hopefully). [more inside]
What is the best Web-based encyclopedia, and why?
Who can legally perform a marriage in Los Angeles County? [more inside]
Many pianists I know know many of the popular songs -- moonlight sonata, chariots of fire, piano man, the "Peanuts" song, fur elise, etc. Is there a list of the most popular piano pieces out there, both contemporary and classical? Even better if there is a songbook with the sheet music? Even better if it's available online? I'm looking to learn a few dozen songs with my free time in the Fall.
Over the last couple of years, I guess I overfilled the gas tank of my motorcycle each time that I stopped for gas and now there are streaks on the tank. Is it possible to clean those dried gasoline streaks? If so, what products and methods do you suggest? Or do I give up before starting and have the tank completely stripped and repainted?
My future in-laws are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this month. What can my fiancee, his 3 siblings and I get them that will make their day? [more inside]
MySQL/PHPmyAdmin for a band: How do I easily create a repository of lyrics that can be brought in for multiple albums? [more inside]
The tyranny of data: what should I do with dead media and old data? [more inside]
Korrekt? Ich bin ein Vegan. Ich bin Veganisch.
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I'm incredibly qualified for data entry work, but all the data entry in my area falls under the heading of "accounting". I'd love to get some accounting experience, but every job that would give me accounting experience requires at least a year of -- wait for it -- accounting experience. What can I do?
PartyStoreFilter: Best place to buy kegs (decent prices, good selection) in the northeast Los Angeles area? [more inside]
How do people get legit with Windows licenses? [more inside]
I want to build the ultimate indoor slide [for kids, not adults]... help me plan it out. [more inside]
Point and shoot surf photography: how do I hold onto my gear and swim in rough water? [more inside]
I have noticed that there are a lot of taxis that are Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Are they actually old police cars or are they purchased new? [more inside]
When barbecuing, are you increasing the meat contamination risk by using the same spatula from beginning to end? And what about grill presses? [more inside]
Why is it that salty things make me hungry for sweet things, and sweet things make me hungry for salty things?
Why is it that salty things make me hungry for sweet things, and sweet things make me hungry for salty things?
Inspired by this picture recently featured on the flickr blog, can someone point me to other recreations of famous paintings?
What to do in the Riverchase Galleria area of Alabama (besides shop)? [more inside]
Alas, the 3 1/2-inch stiletto heel on one of my glorious Calvin Klein brown suede pumps has broken, after a year of intensive catwalking on NYC pavement. The steel rod inside the heel bent in half. I tried to straighten it out with a vise, but the heel bent again as soon as I tried to walk on it. The shoe repair guy I went to claimed it's impossible to fix. But I know I can fix it by replacing the steel rod. Any ideas on where to find one?
Do you have any tricks to ensure that you track your money? [more inside]
is it ok to do self cleaning of one's teeth with dental picks? [more inside]
How are your experiences with Final Cut Pro on a PowerBook G4? [more inside]
Suppose you have a terminal illness, and only have a few months to live. What's to keep you from running up huge credit card bills. Can the creditors make the next of kin pay up?
Symptoms of skin cancer, in more detail. How fast does it develop? How worried should I be? Just from checking health websites I'm starting to panic and the only dermatologists I can get ahold of don't have any appointments open until late August. I have no primary care physician so checking it with them is out. My symptoms are inside. [more inside]
How much does a typical human adult male (a) arm (b) leg weigh? [more inside]
What is the title of this french-canadian film...that's also set outside Las Vegas? [more inside]
Recently, my little '90 Civic was towed away. Perhaps it was the fact that my car had been unregistered since November. Or it could have been the $900 in unpaid tickets. [more inside]
A friend of mine has been running a successful business on eBay for several years selling collectibles related to the music industry. He is branching out into furniture and other antiques. He is thinking about using a separate user name from his regular business. There's [more inside]
I live in Western Massachusetts and I'd like to go camping for a few days in the middle of the week in the beginning of August, perhaps somewhere in Maine. Requirements include proximity to the beach, scenic biking, and ... [more inside]
The Devil went to Carolina,
Looking for a place to hide;
He found a pot,
And so he thought,
Now there will be [more inside]
Looking for a place to hide;
He found a pot,
And so he thought,
Now there will be [more inside]
How do I catalogue (somewhat informally) a stack of letters, articles, photos and cassettes. I don't have any specialized software other than good old Excel and that MS database program (Access?). Thank you, fellow office zombies! [more inside]
I need to know the process to set up a "evil twin" ad hoc network. I think one of my users here may be trying to play around where they should not, and I need to know how to check if they are trying to set up a "evil twin" called "free wifi access" [more inside]
Help me create a comprehensive reading list on American history [more inside]
A while back someone posted a link to a web comic in one of the threads. unfortunately, I failed to bookmark it and cannot find it via searches. It was unusual in that the main web site was a eshop for swords and other fantasy weapons. The comic was a bit of an afterthought and difficult to dig up through a series of links within the site. The comic itself was a tale about a son of a blacksmith who wasn't good at smithing himself. His companion was a cheeky intelligent sword that uttered acerbic opinions frequently. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I have this weird theory involving ghosts (sort of) and I want to know if there are essays or writers out there with similar theories I can use to develop my own... [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a book, group and/or person who can help us and give tips about developing a website in Drupal? [more inside]
I've been tracking my expenses in Quicken in conjunction with using Bank of America's Internet site for bill payment. Primarily, I'd like to get better at managing my cash flow and keeping track of both how I spend my money and what big expenses are coming up. Quicken is working ok for me, but I've got two big problems with it - 1) in order to keep it someplace convenient for me to use it every day I've been storing it on my work computer, which I'm uncomfortable doing and also I'd like my husband to have access to the information, but there doesn't seem to be a good way for us to share the info. What I'd like is on an online solution that works similar to the way BofA works (shows what's cleared the bank, allow online bill payment) but also lets me enters transactions like checks I've written so I (and my husband) know they will clear the bank soon and that we really don't _have_ that money and will let me keep a calendar of upcoming expenses so I can know what my cash flow situation is. I've looked around and all I've found so far was http://www.mvelopes.com which seemed unnecessarily complicated and not calendar based which is really what I'm looking for. I'd like to be able to look at the whole month in advance and see exactly when my bills are due. And again, it needs to be something online so I can access it from any computer and so that my husband and I can both use it. Is there anything like that out there?
Looking for better DVD authoring software. [more inside]
Things to do in Greenwich, CT? [more inside]
How can I increment a value directly using SQL? [more inside]
Where is the best beach day trip from Orlando? [more inside]
I left my HP/Compaq laptop in my work bag an un-air conditioned part of the house during the 90-degree weekend. I can't imagine that it was under sustained temperatures any higher than 85 deg., give or take the high humidity. This morning, the screen is ultra-dim. Is this likely to be an effect of the heat?
Does anyone have experience using Look for digital television in Toronto? [more inside]
Any ideas for how to put together a great slideshow with music for a birthday party? [more inside]
My girlfriend has no sensation in her breasts. [more inside]
Help me prepare a presentation on the use of social media, especially networks like facebook and myspace, to help grow and enhance progressive youth groups, particularly College Democrats. [more inside]
Hip hop song identification plea: the song is super-minimal, recently released, and has lots and lots of MCs on it. [more inside]
Help me be the coolest camper on the block...er field. [more inside]
How do I create a rotating masthead on my blog? [more inside]
How do you "be yourself?" [more inside]
MovieFilter: Name this 70s or 80s Sci Fi flick I remember seeing in daycare. There's a hero who has to play a futuristic version of chess/checkers against Sasquach in order to cross a retracting bridge. [more inside]
I'm looking for a Dallas website with forums where I could chat about dogs (local dog parks, good trainers, veterinarians). I've been using craigslist but would like something geared more towards Texas (Dallas/Addison area). The CL pet section just doesn't have enough local people to chat with and I'm not sure where else to look. [more inside]
Is there any advantage to running portable applications rather than their normal equivalents from your hard drive?
Is there any advantage to running portable applications rather than their normal equivalents from your hard drive? [more inside]
What's the Mac Mini equivalent in the Windows world? [more inside]
Toddler capabilities. What are 14- to 18-months old capable of doing with regard to physical safety? [more inside]
Let’s say you’re on Death Row and you break your leg the night before your scheduled execution. Do they have to nurse you back to health before they can kill you? [more inside]
Has anyone sucessfully had keratoconus and astigmatism treated at the same time? [more inside]
Observational astronomy aids in Palm OS 3 format? "Current viewable at this location and time" information about satellites a huge plus. [more inside]
My power supply is whining, but I'm okay with that. Do I really need to buy a new one? [more inside]
Please help me pick an appropriate set of speakers and a subwoofer. [more inside]
Psst... porn related question (thread/links probably NSFW). [more inside]
Question for those of you who are married/committed where one partner has genital herpes: Is there a time frame after which you'd consider not using condoms? [more inside]
My daughter stepped on my laptop. Now some of the keys are remapped to the wrong keys, some of them don't work at all. I can't even log into windows now. Am S.O.L.? [more inside]
What Golden Girls is the quote "I like celery, I like tomatoes, I don't like broccoli. Why force it down my throat?" from? [more inside]
Depressed and broke in Toronto ... is there such a thing as therapy covered by OHIP? [more inside]
How do I seal holes in the vapor barrier around electrical wires? [more inside]
Where can I get a really high-resolution image (or big print) of Pedro Martinez throwing Don Zimmer to the ground? It would be an image like this or this. [more inside]
Is there a good OCR program that can convert my old government science papers into nice electronic replicas? [more inside]
Do opposites really attract? And if so, why? What is it about opposites, specifically personality types, that makes some relationships click? [more inside]
How were early American political campaigns funded? [more inside]
My cheapo mp3 player broke the win32 file system on my flash card, and so destroyed the pictures I had stored on it. How can I recover them? [more inside]
Computer Sc. PhD student: Should I be worried that I am the second author in most of my publications ? [more inside]
How can I tell how many of my website's users have Quicktime 7 installed? [more inside]
Watching Tv on the PC, tv tuner choices? [more inside]
I have two tables in access, linked by a one to many relationship. I've made a query that pulls the information I want from both tables into one place. But now I can't type any data into the query or the form I made based on the query. Why not? [more inside]
Who knows how to pronounce Welsh near Chapel Hill, NC? I think I'd like to throw a small party at which we all learn the basics of pronouncing Welsh, and I'd love to find an expert, preferably one with experience teaching, to help us. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a very very quiet window unit air conditioner? [more inside]
Any free 2000/XP networking software the hive mind can recommend? [more inside]
What's a "German Favor"? [more inside]
Are Buddhist monks and nuns in the U.S. allowed to marry and have children? Or are they supposed to be celibate?
For all the big-thighed women out there... In hot weather, do you have problems with wearing skirts sans pantyhose and walking any distance? If so, how do you deal with the inner-thigh chafing? [more inside]
I give up. Question about gmail opening in the same window then closing when I send the message. Using Firefox. [more inside]
Animation search: I'm looking for a short cartoon (possibly mid 90's when it was made) with a chronically wheezing guy who goes to the doctor for yellow pills. He travels in thick smog, which turns out is coming from the factory making the yellow pills. It's in color, but I don't think there is any speech. That's all I got, sorry. :/
Does anyone know about "Shimer College"? [more inside]
Is there a web-based "Balanced Scorecard"-application available for individuals to evaluate progress towards goals in their personal lives? I know there are applications like NetWorthIQ for finance and several services (like FitDay) for tracking fitness/diets/weight loss. I am looking for a "personal dashboard" where I can create metricks to track all my goals -- including finance and fitness/diets, but also education, work, love life, etc -- preferably with charting...
There's a wait list for the Honda Civic Si, so I can't test drive it. Can you help me know how it will compare to the Civic EX and/or Mini Cooper? [more inside]
I need a (Linux) shell command. Ready? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a cheap (i.e. doesn't charge or barely charges) place to recycle electronics (very old computer, monitor, scanner, printer) in North Jersey? [more inside]
Why does my Grandmother always return products? [more inside]
I am currently renting a home that has an installed elevator built by American Crescent, that spans three floors. It appears to be 'jammed'... [more inside]
How can I save money sending hundreds of SMS messages (and making occasional phonecalls) from my UK mobile phone to a USA cell? [more inside]
In what rap song do we first hear this much-imitated lyric pattern? "my name is ____ and i'm here to say... [followed by a line that rhymes with 'say']" Was there an actual sincere use of this rhyme by a hip-hop artist, or was this conceived of as a joke from the start? It may be hard to have an answer for sure, but perhaps we can approach the origins by listing examples and dates for the examples. One of the more ridiculous instances I've seen is the Sushi K rap in Snow Crash.
Help us upgrade our gaming PC without breaking the bank. [more inside]
I'm scheduled to be in Cambridge, MA from August 1-4 for a training class, and I'm looking for geek/tech-oriented ways to pass my downtime. [more inside]
I'm looking for an inexpensive protective sleeve for a 15" Macbook Pro, with a handle. It will be slipped inside a backpack. Any recommendations? Challenge: Can't be ugly.
Gandhi suggests that every person should read the major religious texts of the world, translated by people who wish to convey the beauty of their religion. I'd like to start with the Qu'ran and the Bhagavad Gita (though suggestions for the others are appreciated). Find me some good translations! [more inside]
This wine's cork has gritty brown crystal and organic matter on the bottom. What is that? Is it bad? I don't want to drink it until i know... [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for martial arts instruction in the New York City area, with an emphasis on those of Japanese origin; and/or recommendations for which such art(s) to consider. [more inside]
What should I read in Russian and where can I get it? [more inside]
Web-design help? SQL server? [more inside]
I want to learn magic. [more inside]
Did this lousy childhood happen to anyone else? [more inside]
How many podcasts are in the iTunes directory? [more inside]
I'm looking to take over someone's Verizon Family Plan cell contract (preferably one that has less than 6 months to go). Is there a popular/effective website where folks who want to get out of their cell contracts can meet folks who are interested in taking them over? This seems like a nobrainer to those who don't want to pay a cancellation fee due to circumstances in their life. And if anyone knows anyone who is trying to get out of a verizon family plan, send them my way! Thanks!
After reading this (second to last paragraph) and thinking about this situation, how much do they charge you for evacuation? [more inside]
I'm looking for PC Sword fighting games, in the style of the old boshido blade games... doesent have to be commercial
If a digital camera says it can handle USB 2.0, does that mean it won't work in a USB 1.0 port? I'm in the market for a digital camera, and have been looking at the Canon PowerShot series, namely the A620, SD450, and SD600. All of these have USB 2.0 listed as the interface. However, my 800mhz G4 Powerbook has USB 1.0. Does this mean those cameras won't play nice with my laptop?
Please help me iron out two weird quirks relating to the purchase of an air conditioner, says the Chicago MeFite looking at a 104-degree heat index coming down the pike. (And even if you don't have an answer, check out two simple corollary queries you might be able to help me with at the end.) [more inside]
What awesome services are there for cell phones? [more inside]
I have been tasked with purchasing a CNC router for a small art program. Looking for advice on what to get and not to get. [more inside]
Advice for an aspiring broadcast meteorologist. [more inside]
Cell phone help: I want to send/receive Japanese text messages/email from my cell phone in the US. Is this possible? [more inside]
How does corporate governance work in a small- or micro-business environment? [more inside]
BC Motorcycle Riders and Lawyers: is lane-splitting actually illegal in BC, or assumed illegal? [more inside]
Without starting a flame war; is it possible to be Anti-Zionist, without being Anti-semitic? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to replace this nightmare of a (rental) counter! See [more inside]
How do I boost the volume output on my MacBook Pro? Even with everything maxed out it barely dents the volume my old Gateway produced. Is there a hack that will allow me to take the governor off?
Practical Joke Filter: I need some clever prank ideas that can involve kids. [more inside]
Please recommend your living room set if you like it! [more inside]
Is it possible to seriously hyperextend your knee without doing any permanent damage? Nauseating details inside. [more inside]
How tall was Jesus? [more inside]
When someone else wins, I feel like a loser, even if I'm not involved. How can I stop feeling this way? [more inside]
What are your favorite Nintendo DS games? [more inside]
I need high quality album art (> 450px square), and I am willing to pay for it. Anybody know anything? Obviously the iTunes Album Art hack doesn't work and freecovers.net is unreliable, annoying, and the images are sometimes not very crisp.
Open Source Ticket system - I am looking at OTRS, but cannot figure out if the system can send alerts to a supervisor/co-worker if a ticket is not resolved within a certain period of time. Any pointers? Any other open source trouble ticket systems out there that can do this?
Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie? [more inside]
Why won't amazon.com load in Firefox? [more inside]
How do I work with (merge) these 2 Excel Spreadsheets? [more inside]
What are some good side trips from Stockholm? [more inside]
Legal status of creative works from the USSR. [more inside]
Where can I find wide-width casual shoes in New York? I'm looking for alternatives to New Balance. [more inside]
What are the best binoculars I can buy for my money?
Why do children in the United States perform so poorly in math? [more inside]
Playlist help: Having a party at my place for a bunch of trendy 20 something new yorkers, what songs should I be sure to play? [more inside]
Is there a way to include a date stamp on prints taken with a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR? [more inside]
Whats the process like for trademarking a new for a multi-media studio that does music videos and short films?
Whats the process like for trademarking a new for a multi-media studio that does music videos and short films? [more inside]
I live in New Zealand. In general I have no desire whatsoever to visit North America, except... for some reason I have a hankering to see Montreal. Why should I? (I blame Mordecai Richler.)
Is there Toronto specific food? [more inside]
Can anyone name (or ideally point me to an mp3 of) the old Franco Cozzo theme music? [more inside]
Do cheap sunglasses protect you from the sun at all? [more inside]
I want to expand my business by sending out a postcard to Macintosh owners in my county. How can I get their addresses? [more inside]
Name that classic arcade game! [more inside]
Remember that MASH episode that was entirely filmed from the perspective of the wounded soldier? He couldn't talk, but he could nod, and when he nodded the camera would nod, like you were looking out his eyes. I'm wondering if there have been any films created from a 1st person perspective. [more inside]
boston zip code map - online? [more inside]
Where can I access back issues (or copies thereof) of the expensive, limited-run Visionaire magainze?
Where can I access back issues (or copies thereof) of the expensive, limited-run Visionaire magazine? Can you recommend any libraries that have extensive collections of fashion publications? [more inside]
How can I broadcast real-time screen capture video to multiple other computers on a network? [more inside]
I have a Logitech Messenger webcam and a Mac (10.3.9) and I downloaded the macam software. How do I chat with a friend who has a PC and another Logitech webcam? Should we use AIM? Yahoo? Excuse me if the question's too easy but I'm a total webcam n00b and what I found on Google is quite contradictory. Thanks!
I love 80s New Wave synthpop in a completely non-ironic way. I came of age with this music, and it's still a big part of my life. What contemporary music has that mid-80s synthpop vibe? I'm looking for both individual artists and songs. (For example, I think Kylie Minogue's "I Believe in You" has an 80s vibe, but not everything of hers does. But The Postal Service would be right at home in 1984.) Here are some examples of what I'm looking for: [more inside]
How annoying is living with shared walls in San Francisco? [more inside]
My brother is interested in getting laser eye surgery and is looking for a doctor in (or near) Ottawa, Canada. [more inside]
Why does my cheese taste like soap? [more inside]
Does anyone remember an older (80s) live action TV about a group of people with super powers? I have a terribly, terribly, terribly vague recollection of it. I seem to recall one guy could shrink and one could freeze things. I also seem to recall them all wearing the same jumpsuit. It may, honestly, have only been a TV special but I recall a short series that I may have made up on my own.
Can I vote in the Dutch elections in November? I have dual US and Netherlands citizenship. I have only voted in US elections in the past, never in Holland. How do I find out if I can vote in the upcoming Dutch elections, what I need to do, etc., and importantly, will I jeopardize my US citizenship by doing so? Thank you.
Arabic speaking mefites: What does "(pu)ta karaysee " (sic) mean? [more inside]
Can someone explain the seemingly common phenomenon that your throat feels weird when you eat rice too quickly? [more inside]
i know a guy, who has a friend, who knows this other guy, who heard about someone maybe wanting to talk to a pro about...
i'm curious if anyone has experience getting counseling or therapy (for career-advice/depression/whathaveyou), *without* losing the security clearance (and hence the job)? or scotching chances to get another job where a clearance is all-too-assuredly-required (here in d.c.)? how is that done? alternatively, where could...my friend...go to read about the policies attending to such a quandary? kthxby. [more inside]
What the hell was happening to my cat last night? [more inside]
Are there any companies out there that will transfer files from obsolete removable media? [more inside]
Am I crazy to spend only 1 day (2 nights) in the Yosemite Park area? We've got a limited budget, and Yosemite is just one stop in our road trip down the PCH. [more inside]
How do I remove duplicate extensions from Firefox 1.5 Mac? [more inside]
There was a commercial that featured an older caucasian male (possibly Scottish/Irish) reminiscing not-too-fondly about a childhood game called "kick the kid with one shoe." What was that commercial advertising? [more inside]
Help me find a book for someone who doesn't like to read. [more inside]
How do you secure a plug so that even if someone yanks on the chord, it doesn't come out of an outlet? It does need to be POSSIBLE to get the plug out sometimes, and it won't work to glue/staple the chord to the wall, because sometimes equipment needs to be moved to another room. [more inside]
Metafilter music has re-invigorated me to get some stuff recorded (thanks matt!) and I am going to need some help. Mostly I have questions about getting ideal guitar sounds recorded. [more inside]
Is there a secure, free video hosting service for my .mpg home movies? [more inside]
What typeface comes closest to that shown on this street sign? [more inside]
so i'm in this email chat with a new grad school colleague who seems awful smart, and she just unloaded this one on me: "dantean stillnuovistics" nothing on google. nothing on wiki. nothing on dictionary.com. anybody know what the hell this could possibly be referring to? (yeah, i get the Dante part).
I would like to know what some of these Marine Corps calisthenic exercises are. [more inside]
In Entourage 2004, with an exchange account, is there a way to immediately delete selected messages without first having to move them to the Deleted Items folder? [more inside]
Old (circa-fifties) reel-to-reel audiotape: how do I read it and get it on CD or hard disk? [more inside]
My neice is due to give birth any day now to a little boy. How will her new son be related to me? (ie. grand-nephew?) And what will be his relationship to my son? Any help finding an online resource for determining relationships such as this would be appreciated.
NiagaraFalls filter: Wifey and I (not US citizens), are planning a trip to Niagara Falls Canada side from Austin, TX during Sep 1-4 weekend. Need help with several things. [more inside]
I'm looking for not-too-expensive, romantic things/places in San Francisco. [more inside]
Smelly Filter: I have an awesome watch with a "genuine leather" wrist band. In the summer heat I can't find a way to keep it from smelling. [more inside]
What is more fuel efficient? Driving with your window(s) down, or with the air conditioner on? [more inside]
New York rental agent referral. My recently single, now-homeless coworker's current residence is my couch, and that's not OK for yet another week. [more inside]
What gift can I get for my godson who is turning 15 years old? He will not read a book. I'm thinking $15-$20. [more inside]
I am the best man at an upcoming wedding. i have the speech almost completely written and i am happy with it. the one problem i have is how do i start it? i really want to thank the bride/groom parents and people for attending but every attempt at writing that down comes out as incredibly awkward. please, any advice is much appreciated. [more inside]
Is there a place to easily discover new tv shows? It would ideally just list (with short descriptions) all the new series, and when they start. [more inside]
Am I batshitinsane for considering an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at 27 years of age while holding a BBA and having some great experience? Before you comment, please read the [more inside]
So I think I went out and got myself a case of gonorrhea. (Just what I always wanted!) What are my treatment options for getting this taken care of ASAP? I understand that it can generally be handled with a course of antibiotics... but how can I best go about getting them? I don't have a regular doctor right now -- I've just made an appointment with a new doctor for the end of the month, but I'd prefer to get on top of this before then (since leaving it unattended for more than two weeks seems like a bad idea). I'm a gay guy in NYC, so advice specific to that milieu would be superb, but in the name of creating a valuable reference thread I'd be interested to see information aimed at less specific contexts as well. [more inside]
How do I learn to forgive my father? [more inside]
I've come up with the one geek/holiday-related T-shirt idea to rule them all. Its will just be plain text on a black t-shirt, not unlike the thinkgeek.com shirts. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
I need help converting a Postgres-specific SQL query to MySQL [more inside]
What data is there, academic or otherwise, on the effectiveness of various types of web advertisements? [more inside]
Help name a new burger restaurant in Georgia! [more inside]
I've known a great guy for about 5 years and we have all the facets of a wonderful relationship... So how can I find the courage to tell him I want one? It's so hard to just blurt it out, and we have a pretty light-hearted relationship where we laugh more than anything, so I don't know how to be all dramatic and "I need to get something off my chest" - I need to be funny, casual and still genuine. [more inside]
My 2 external hard drives (that I use with my Powerbook G4), which worked fine last week, are recognized, and Disk Utility *says* they're mounting, but they do not appear on my desktop. I cannot access the files or copy new items. [more inside]
Looking for a wheel kit for my ATA case. [more inside]
I just finished Rebecca Goldstein's (excellent) book Incompleteness. If I'm understanding this correctly, Godel's theorems were instrumental in ending logical postitivism, by showing that the movement could never produce a mathematical system which defines arithmetic while being complete and self-consistent. So what about Intuitionism? Isn't that nominalist as well, and subject to the same logical inconsistencies? How do they answer this? (Also, any relevant book suggestions would be appreciated)
Why am I so tired????? [more inside]
My Samsung DLP HDTV is giving me major grief. I was having minor convergence issues on the cable component and then yesterday I came home and there is huge blue streaking on all the components! It looks as if the blue projection has been bent across the top and bottom of the screen. [more inside]
Is it possible/advisable/etc. to use Migration Assistant to migrate data to one Mac from more than one Mac? [more inside]
Two part question. I'm afraid of the dark. When I go to sleep I either leave the TV going, or the door open and a nearby light on. If I don't do this then I lie in the dark and watch shadows move, I'm on edge, and I lay awake for hours. This would be fine if I was 8, but I'm nearly 30. Am I the only adult in the world with this phobia? I'm planning to travel soon and will be staying in places that don't have a regular electricity supply, so I'll need to be comfortable in the dark.
I want to paint my car (even though 'artcars' are so '90). It is old and ugly. I need help with choosing a theme/design/inspiration. [more inside]
I'm going to India with my girlfriend for 8 days in late August. I've just got my Lonely Planet guide, but it's my first time there and I'm not sure what would be a good itinerary. For such a short trip, we can't venture too far from Dehli (we fly in there, fly out a week later). We're taking the requisite visit to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, but I've read there's not much else there, so I want to know other places in the area worth seeing. [more inside]
My old Dell just died, bought a new toshiba, am able to get some but not all files from old computer. Help me get the rest! [more inside]
[ReligiousSexGuiltFilter] How can I lift the mental block that seems to be impending my ability to enjoy sex without turning into a blubbering mass of paranoia? [more inside]
California or southwest geography buffs -- a great 200 miles of travel, starting within a day's drive of San Francisco? Road bike tourers -- tips on preparing for and planning a bicycle tour? [more inside]
Which websites use color schemes similiar to this ?
How can I get access to a copy of the American Masters episode Robert Capa: In Love and War? [more inside]
Help me diagnose my broken expensive headphones… again. [more inside]
Why is MySpace so popular? [more inside]
How do you audit yourself? [more inside]
How many US citizens (including, but not limited to, employees of US espionage) lost their lives, careers or had family members hurt or killed as a direct or indirect result of Valerie Plame's cover status being blown? [more inside]
I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
Help me get my sister out of Lebanon! [more inside]
Here's one for all the chemistry majors out there. I'm going to be making an herbal tincture using Everclear as the solvent. After the tincture has been made, is it possible to get rid of the alcohol by heating the solution gently in a double boiler without affecting the potency of the tincture? [more inside]
Is vegetarianism based on wealth or class? [more inside]
Help me learn to properly mix tracks. [more inside]
I want to plug a WPA-enabled Netgear WGR614 POS-edition (that I hate) into a WEP-using Linksys WRT54G (that I love). It doesn't work, and I'm about ready to inentionally brick the Netgear just out of spite. [more inside]
Have any MeFites had experience dating someone of the opposite sex after previously only being attracted to members of the same sex? [more inside]
[Break-up Filter] What do I do with all this stuff? [more inside]
Is there any brick and mortar in Chicago where I can acquire some juggling equipment? [more inside]
The CTRL keys on my Kinesis Advantage ergonomic keyboard have suddenly gone wrong. Why? [more inside]
LA nightclub recommendations - or in fact, anything to do or places to go in LA over the weekend? [more inside]
I have a fairly steel-string guitar (an 1987 Alvarez Yari DY77). I'd rather have an inexpensive guitar and some cash. Would I do better to sell the guitar on eBay, or to trade it at a guitar store? Any recommendations for guitar stores in the Seattle area?
How/where can I learn some simple, instrumental spanish guitar-sounding songs on my acoustic? Attn: SpecialK. [more inside]
Why is Israel and Palestine so important on the world stage? [more inside]
I just got a new MacBook Pro 15.4 (1.83 GHz). Everything's great, except for a hissing from the right-hand internal speaker anytime a sound plays through it. When just idle, in Word for example, there is no noise. But anytime a sound-using program is booted, iTunes or GarageBand for example, there is a continual hissing and popping noise, similar to fuzz on a television screen, that is very loud. Anytime a system sounds plays, such as the Trash sound, hissing accompanies it. The only way to make the noise stop is to plug in headphones, or external computer speakers. This hissing only occurs through the internal speakers. Does anyone know how to stop this annoying sound?
Which UML Certification is the best choice? IBM OOAD/UML or OMG Certification? [more inside]
Help me defeat Thai internet television cooking show WMV DRM! [more inside]
What are good, easy part-time jobs? [more inside]
Using MonkeyGTD 1.0.5, the source html file gets way too big over time when "done" items are crossed off the list. [more inside]
Feminism Filter: How do I explain feminism to my sister? [more inside]
Really-vague-book-(or movie)-filter: Looking for a boy in a stamp [more inside]
My girlfriend is in the brainstorming stage of her architecture thesis and leaning toward sustainable community planning — any ideas? [more inside]
Simple photoshop question... How do I replace all pixels of one color with a different color? (in photoshop 7.0).
Where do I find foot prostheses/shoes designed like those pictured and described in this article? [more inside]
MoneyFilter: Where would a 21 year old college student look for investors willing to help said student get started building wealth? [more inside]
What to get a 4 year old boy for his birthday? I know nothing about 4 year olds or boys... [more inside]
Cookingfilter: How do you decide which and how many herbs and spices to use? [more inside]
In 2001 Norton released the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Stuart Moulthrop's 1993 article "You Say You Want a Revolution?" was the most recent piece included. If the Anthology were to be updated which more recent articles are important enough that they might be candidates for inclusion? [more inside]
can I turn a wireless router into a range extender/relay? [more inside]
Help me select an MP3 player. [more inside]
My 6 foot 5 inch tall friend is looking for a car. He doesn't have too much money to throw around, but he's tired of being cramped. TALL PEOPLE! What do you drive? [more inside]
Song I heard at a salsa club last night.. [more inside]
Where can I rent a room and a drum set by the hour in Manhattan? [more inside]
Any thoughts on buying a new spa? [more inside]
Anyone have experience with changing "seem files" on Verizon's Motorola Razr Vc3 cell phone? I am a Mac user but have an intel Macbook with windows running via Parallels. Most of the directions on various web pages appear to be written for advanced windows users. Is there anyone with suggestions for the best web page description of overcoming the crippled BT OBEX or with personal experience? Or would you advise against even trying. [more inside]
Help for a friend who has just had a c-section in San Francisco [more inside]
Help me find out about an ill remembered well known (oxymoron, I know) photograph. [more inside]
Has anyone here tried Nutrisystem? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice from people who have undergone or conducted a police background investigation, relating to references, credit history, and legal intoxicants. [more inside]
Is it possible for a woman to have genital canker sores and *not* have Behcet's Disease? [more inside]
Could some please translate a couple of phrases from German for me? [more inside]
AlarmClockFilter: I'm picky about exactly what I need for an alarm clock and I'd like to harness your collective searching powers to find what I want [more inside]
A co-worker and I were talking about the Vatican City as a tourist locale, and came up on some questions that we can't find answers to easily. For those questions, check the... [more inside]
Good billing/invoicing software for Mac that's suited to a graphic designer's needs?
I just finished reading a book on Ibn Battuta's travels throughout the medieval Muslim world and I really enjoyed it. I am looking for non-European travel narratives from over 300 years ago or so (pre-1700s). Any suggestions as to the best books of this type, either the originals or more mediated presentations?
Beijing Mefites: Will the construction for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing interfere with a trip there this autumn? [more inside]
Ogden Nash made quite a splash. And somewhat darker, Dottie Parker. Silverstein was near divine, And all revere old Edward Lear. But now I suffer from a curse: My thirst for rhyme has grown perverse! I need a doctor or a nurse; My problem is becoming worse. So lest I end up in a hearse, Please point me t'wards some more light verse!
I have an idle craving for knowledge. Specifically, I'd like to read some books about nomadic cultures - the Bedouin, Mongolian, Gypsies, Train-riding... any group really. Any suggestions?
I would like a wake-up song or sound file for each day of the week. Wake up, everybody! There's [more inside]
Help me get someone else on a TV talk show. [more inside]
Help me find comfortable sweatpants. [more inside]
Is an arbitrary "not valid after..." date printed on a check enforceable? I thought checks were good for a year. [more inside]
Advice on filing an accident report where I'm not at fault, but was in a situation that commonly defines me as being at fault? (Chicago, IL if that matters, oh and the vehicle who hit me left the scene) [more inside]
My wifi connection drops when I stream radio requiring a full restart of my computer to repair the connection. Any ideas on how to isolate and fix the problem? [more inside]
Following up on this AskMe, I have my first customer: dessert for 15 ppl in late August. (Woohoo!) However, I still need to come up with a name for this dessert/catering company. Suggestions? [more inside]
Is it possible to stipulate that a Microsoft Excel file will always display a specific number format e.g. the Anglo-American decimal point, regardless of the local settings of the computer where it is viewed? [more inside]
Are there any studies which show a correlation between office productivity and website monitoring/blocking that have not been funded or produced by a website monitoring/blocking company?
Please describe to me your most interesting idea for a method of documenting a road trip. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a good ergonomic mouse for my computer? Can be wired or wireless (I have a PC.) Tendonitis in my hand, wrist, arm is killing me!!
Cheap student food. [more inside]
In my quest to become more distinctive, I'm looking for suggestions of harmless eccentricities to adopt. Who better than the MeFi hive mind to provide them? Anecdotes of eccentric folk you've known in the past welcome.
Help a girl who is kitchen challenged and has goofy food restrictions put together a grocery shopping list/easy meal ideas. [more inside]
How to get out of a car lease with the least amount of pain. A family member leased a car for commuting after she ran the numbers and found that a lease was less expensive than purchase and then private sale after five years. They are now working from home and do not need a personal car. The lease holder will take the car back, sell it at auction, subtract that from the balance on the contract and she will make up the balance. This balance due for early release number is about $5K over the retail sale value of the car. Anyone out there who has dealt with this problem? Can leases on cars be transferred?
Help me come up with a witty name for a fundraising night for a friend's Herceptin (Trastuzumab) treatments. [more inside]
Day classes in/around Honolulu/Oahu or other immersive activities for the loner? (and yes, I realize this is remarkably close to rkent's below question, tho see also the MI...) [more inside]
A friend and I are taking a long drive from Philadelphia to Taos, NM. Which route should we take, and what should we see along the way, particularly in terms of national parks and campsites? What sites and campgrounds are a must? And what's some good advice for two people planning to be on the road for about a week? [more inside]
What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
I'm spending 3 days in Hawaii, about 8 hours of which is dedicated to attending a wedding in Honolulu. What else on the island of Kauai should I be sure not to miss? [more inside]
So, I accidentally stuck my usb pen drive into my ethernet socket. Now it doesn't seem to be working, is it likely that the USB drive has damaged it?
At the very end of the movie version of Oleanna there is a curious scene which seems to bear no relation to the story at all: Two men, presumably students, play American football in front of the college building. Why did Mamet include this scene in the movie? [more inside]
what's the best way to integrate a photo gallery into an extant website? [more inside]
Freelance filter: How much of a cut do temp agencies like Aquent get? [more inside]
I keep losing sensation in my face; is this a new migraine symptom? [more inside]
What is NADH, does it work, is it safe to use? [more inside]
DeadDogFilter: My vet lost my dog's ashes - what should I do? [more inside]
I have £200 to £300 to spend on an amp and speakers - what should I get? [more inside]
My Boss' boss came by my cube with an 'assignment'. My boss (who I like) becomes a naturalized citizen tomorrow, and, conveniently enough, will be out of the office for most of the afternoon. My assignment is to come up with some way to 'defile' his office (in the tradition of cube defilement that takes place among our engineering team when someone goes away for any length of time...) that celebrates his becoming a us-ian. [more inside]
MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
I use bloglines for my RSS reader, I have gmail as my email, I want to know is it possible to get new emails via bloglines? [more inside]
Who does the song on the commercial for the Friday Night Lights TV version coming this season? [more inside]
Daily Show on a Mac [more inside]
Calculate the overall lifetime dollar value of using a Brita (or similar filter) versus the costs and savings, including general impact on healthcare costs, etc, associated with using tap water. [more inside]
I've been given up to $2000 (and change) to buy a PC laptop for my new job. What do you recommend? [more inside]
How can I get a short-term job in NYC? [more inside]
When you place a T-bone steak on the BBQ it starts to cook from the outside. But what about my dog? [more inside]
Do I need to turn my sprinklers off when someone parks in front of my house with their car windows down? There's currently someone, probably next door or a few houses down parked in front of my house with their windows down. The idea of having our sprinklers on a timer is so we can kind of "forget" about turning them on and off. My gut instinct is to go next door and tell the person - they're relatively new neighbors. But then again I'm almost always too nice. Most everyone I talk to says it's not my problem - it's theirs. Part of me thinks I should be nice but the other part of me thinks I can't be street monitor. Opinions? Similar experiences?
A question, maybe medical, maybe psychological, about gay sex & a medical condition (NSFW and gross discussion inside) [more inside]
What are the laws surrounding involuntary commitment for psychiatric treatment in California? [more inside]
My wife and I have been together for 7 years, married for 4.5. I am crazy in love with her and completely devoted to her. There is just this one nagging (big) problem and it's killing me...
My wife and I have been together for 7 years, married for 4.5. I am crazy in love with her and completely devoted to her. There is just this one nagging (big) problem and it's killing me... [more inside]
Audio and video has recently started stuttering on my computer. It might have something to do with the installation of new hard drive on Monday. It seems to be worse in some applications than others. Any ideas? [more inside]
I heard a snippet on the radio about Bush naming the General that was responsible for capturing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Turned out the General's involvement and association to anything was highly confidential, his name not even being listed at the base he worked out of. Anyone Know of something to back that up? I can't find anything.
Do I have a leg to stand on regarding the guarantee on my camera and what do I do about it if I do () [more inside]
Am I Crazy-filter: Did the Detroit Tigers used to have an actual Tiger as a mascot AND do they not have one now because it mauled a player? [more inside]
Seeing that it's now free, can Microsoft's Virtual PC 2004 work with Windows Media Center Edition 2002 - sp2 as the host OS? [more inside]
Help me figure out a mathematical formula I need. [more inside]
I'm stumped by Mozilla extensions. I cannot load any new ones. I get a notification that my settings are "locked," and to EDIT options. I've tried all the obvious things. I've turned on JAVA and everything on or off that I can think of - anything else I'm missing? I remember I once loaded something that allowed me to change some settings in Mozilla by accessing settings in a browser window as text - was it some setting I changed there? [more inside]
How do I prevent copying of shared itunes music? [more inside]
Anybody know how to remove old carpet padding glue from concrete basement floor? Remodeling the room, want to paint the concrete floor (more inside). [more inside]
I have to use WordPerfect at work, and an awful thing started happening today out of nowhere-- whenver I type a comma, WordPerfect types a comma period-- so it looks like this ",." instead of just ","....how do I fix this permanently??? I have no idea what caused it to start happening. It's driving me insane.
What is this mystery song?
I am giving my wife a nose-piercing for her birthday. Does anyone have good suggestions for pirecing studios/artists in the Toronto west end? This is going to be pretty simple so I'm mostly concerned with hygiene, professionalism and the longevity of the business/artist. Thanks all,
My friend submitted information about his artwork to wikipedia. They accepted his submission but it only shows up when you search for it as "user: inky dreadfuls". What is the user heading? Why would it not show up with the other articles? What can he do to get rid of the user heading? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Inky_Dreadfuls
What's the best (free, or cheap) word processor (or other program) to write my resume with? I'm on Tiger OS X and don't have MS Word. [more inside]
Getting around Philly late at night. How and where to eat? [more inside]
NewHomeFilter: I want to buy a house with NO floor covering installed! [more inside]
Any other writers write like Paul Theroux ? [more inside]
Know of any good blogs in Spanish, written in a pretty simple style? [more inside]
Who keeps track of adopted/fostered children on the federal level in the US? [more inside]
My Verizon cell phone broke. What's my best course of action? [more inside]
Why should I stop drinking coffee? [more inside]
Does anyone have a recommendation for a forum / board (preferably PHP based) that is particularly painless to integrate with a pre-existing member database? [more inside]
What's the best way to ship mostly semi-dry desserts like cookies, cakes, and brownies around the country? There's [more inside]
Why does our dog whine when we give him a new toy? [more inside]
How to create a customized portable ubuntu image? I would like to do something like an Ubuntu livecd but with either flash or a USB hard drive. Basically I would like to have a completely customized Ubuntu environment that will save all my settings when I log out, that I can take to any computer. Ideally I'd like to install a few apps that don't come standard with Ubuntu like Amarok and have those as part of the package. I have a 60 GB Ipod so I could launch from that if possible. I'm a Linux newbie so the simpler, the better!
Are the keyboards on the MacBook really that bad? [more inside]
Looking for a good hotel to live in for three months in DC. [more inside]
Can ASCAP/BMI sue you or levy fees for original music not in their catalog? [more inside]
Have you replaced the the hardrive in a MacBook? [more inside]
Would there happen to be any parks in New York (driving distance from NYC) that has a picnic /bbq area, fishing and/or crabbing, tennis courts, and hmm, a beach? TIA!
Searching for copies of obscure silent films which my great-grandfather directed or acted in. [more inside]
Our art department is shooting its own photographs for our catalog this year and we are facing the challenge of taking high-res shots of beach towels and tapestry blankets. [more inside]
Sharing contacts b/t Lotus and Outlook: An associate has been running Outlook for years and has 1000s of contacts organized there. His new job uses Lotus 6.5 and he wants a way to share his contacts b/t each program. Is this possible? [more inside]
How do I convert a .ZGL (compressed binary) file to a .XGL (uncompressed ASCII) file?
In browsing several concert venue websites, I noticed that many of them don't list their upcoming concerts and instead link off to www.livenation.com or www.pollstar.com. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a legal issue regarding the promoters of these events?
Bird call identification help please: a simple, slow melancholy three note call, then five - very clear notes, no warbles, chirps, trills etc. in descending pitch (eg. ti la so, ti la so-so-so) [more inside]
how can i make poems like spam email? [more inside]
What's the opposite of an airplane? [more inside]
A centrist in American politics takes positions between two opposing views, the two views espoused by the leaders of the two major parties. But what do centrists do in contries with actual (not just rhetorical) multi-party systems? [more inside]
Ok, I know 50 million mefis have asked these kinds of questions before, but I swear this is different. I have a new workout plan and simply need somebody to validate the plan. Good idea, bad idea, whatever. [more inside]
My wife would like a new bike. She really loves the Electra bikes (she really wants the Petro Zillia but found the Townie 21 much more comfortable). We went to a different bike shop and the guy there explained that she would not enjoy those bikes on long rides and would not be able to keep up with people on hybrids over the long haul. Does anyone have any experience with these bikes and are they good for more than just going to the grocery store? Will she be able to keep up on longer rides (road/bike path)?