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  • AWD vs. front wheel drive for New England Weather?

    I'm considering a used Volvo V50, but it's a FWD. I live a somewhat rural part of Massachusetts, and right now I have AWD cars - how much LESS effective would a front wheel drive car be in winter snow?

    3 AnswersOther - Cars & Transportation1 decade ago
  • Reviews of home boilers / furnaces?

    I need a new oil furnace. My oil company is recommending a particular brand. Where can I go to evaluate or see reviews of various boilers?

    1 AnswerMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Why am I logging in to Youtube "UK" when I'm in the U.S.?

    I noticed that my YouTube account is with YouTube UK (

    How do I change it to generic YouTube? Does it even make a difference that I'm accessing YouTube UK?

    3 AnswersYouTube1 decade ago
  • Online course to learn Javascript?

    I'm interested in learning Javascript, and possibly taking other computer software-related courses. What's the best resource to do this online? This would not be for "credit," and I am not overly cost-sensitive.

    2 AnswersProgramming & Design1 decade ago
  • iGoogle not updating feeds?

    RSS feeds are not updating, or if they are they are doing so very slowly - as in a day later. Why? What can I do about this?

    1 AnswerGoogle1 decade ago
  • Beach Boys Concert?

    I have an opportunity to see the Beach Boys. What can I expect, given the changes in the band over the years/decades? Is it likely to be a good concert?

    4 AnswersRock and Pop1 decade ago
  • Amputation of Dog's Tail?

    Our 8 year old golden retriever developed a growth on her tail. The vet removed it, but now he says that she may need to have the tail amputated. Decision to by made on Monday (today Friday). What can I expect in terms of recovery time, impact on the dog, other issues? Thanks

    12 AnswersDogs1 decade ago
  • How to redeem a Series EE Bond?

    Someone gave my 13 yr. old daughers a $200 Series EE Treasury bond (30 year). I'd like to redeem it now (for half value). How can I do this?

    1 AnswerInvesting1 decade ago
  • How to evaluate a potential roofing company?

    I live in Massachusetts, and I need a new roof on my house. We called several roofers in our local town paper. Only one responded. He prepared what (to my eye) appears to be a professional estimate. He presents well (young guy, moved here from Spain after marrying an American girl). Very personable, patient, able to explain. But, he is clearly a "mom and pop" roofer. How can I tell if he's legit? Should I go with him or with one of the large, "corporate" roofers?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Which Volvo Wagon?

    Thinking of getting a Volvo wagon. The models seem to be V50, V70 and XC70. Can anyone comment on their experiences with these cars, and the pros/cons of each? I do need an AWD

    5 AnswersVolvo1 decade ago
  • Ducts - spring cleaning?

    Every spring companies advertise clearning of dirty air ducts in homes. They assert that the duct accumulate dust, and mold, and cleaning them reduces allergies. Is there any truth to this. Our house (30 yrs. old) has never had its "ducts cleaned." Please advise.

    6 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Fastest online file storage service?

    What service is fastest for uploads? I tried Mozy, but it throttles speed to 1 mbps, and for a large music collection, that's way too slow

    2 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • How can I identify an "ancient" coin I purchased in Israel?

    Bought this coin for 20 bucks from an Arab at base of City of David. I know that the people dig up the area, and sell these coins. Seller claimed it was a Roman coin, 2000 years old. Who knows? How can I determine what this is? I can photograph and post it on a web page, if that helps.

    2 AnswersHobbies & Crafts1 decade ago
  • Can I tell, from a visual inspection, whether I need to replace my roof?

    I live in New England, and the roof is probably 30 years old. I've owned the house for 15 years. The house is a contemporary, with an extremely large roof, angled at perhaps 20% down from top to bottom. This roof covers most of the house. If I do need to replace it, which price range can I expect?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Calculating capital gain on sale of Schwab bond funds?

    I do my elderly mother in laws taxes each year. She barely makes enough to require a return. This year, I discovered that she sold about $60,000 in Schwab bond funds that she purchased 5 yrs ago. I don't think the gains are enough to impose taxes, but I have to file a return. Question: exactly how do I calcuate her basis in these funds? All dividends have been reinvested each year. Thanks.

    3 AnswersUnited States1 decade ago
  • Israeli background music?

    I'd like to find a good CD to use as background music for a video of my daughter's Bat Mitzvah in Israel/Masada. I'd appreciate any suggestions. The music should be instrumental, and mellow.

    2 AnswersIsrael1 decade ago
  • Maintaining a septic systems?

    I've lived in a house with a septic system for 15 years. So far, so good, but I have to admit I'm clueless on how to maintain it, and I worry that I'm doing something wrong. How often does it have to be pumped? Is there any way I can evaluate it's "health" myself? What else do I need to do to maintain it? Thanks

    5 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • FIOS very slow to connect?

    I use FIOS with a Dell laptop/wireless. When I open the computer (which is already turned on), it takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 or 4 minutes for the Dell to pick up the wireless signal. Sometimes "repairing" helps, sometimes it doesn't. Please help.

    1 AnswerComputer Networking1 decade ago