Feb
23
2014
1

How do I Find Dead, Cached and Archived Websites and Screenshots when Wayback doesn’t have them?

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Jul
21
2013
2

What Else Should Be Added to Google’s Index?

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Jun
27
2013
4

Why Did the Chicken Lose Its Penis?

Over-compensation? (public domain image, USFWS)Warning! Dangerous puns below! If you grew up on a farm, you’re probably more familiar with animal genitalia than you care to admit. Even the most casual observer of domestic animals can’t help but be taken aback (and perhaps a bit jealous) at the endowment of some male farm animals, like a horse or bull. [&hel[more...]

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Mar
31
2013
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Where Can I Get Some Good, Cheap Research Done?

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Dec
28
2012
0

How Do I Contact a Large Company About My Great New Idea?

Aim high...but not necessarily the tippy-tip (Flickr photo by Saucy Salad, cc)You’ve got a killer idea! A catchy new jingle for your favorite restaurant chain. A totally cool social networking scheme that will launch Web 3.0. A must-have feature for new cars. A game concept that will make Angry Birds look like chickenfeed. So, how do you contact Burger King, or Facebook, or Yahoo or any [&hel[more...]

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Oct
09
2012
1

Can I Really Buy A House For A Dollar?

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Jan
26
2012
1

What Will the Internet of the Future Look Like?

Flying  Car (with Internet, of course) What is the future of the Internet? If you were to put any stock in my predictions of the future, we’d all have flying cars and robot butlers by now. So far be it from me to make any guesses what the Internet will look like years or decades from now. But when some of [&hel[more...]

Dec
06
2010
2

What is the most frequent cause for divorce?

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Nov
21
2010
0

How Do I Invest in Cloud Computing?

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Nov
18
2010
0

What Can I Do to Repair and Protect My Online Reputation?

Protect your online reputation, unless, of course, this is the rep you want!Whoa boy! Those pictures you posted all over Facebook from your college party days…you kind of wish they weren’t viewable by the whole world now that you’re doing some serious career networking, right? And those angry exes of yours? It’s really not fair, all the nasty things they are posting about you all over the [&hel[more...]

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Nov
14
2010
1

How Do I Cite an Anthology in MLA and APA Style?

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Nov
13
2010
0

Can Someone Tell Me How to Decode a URL in an Address Bar?

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Nov
11
2010
0

Where Can I Find Free Obituaries?

funeral free obituariesThere’s nothing quite like a good obituary. In a concise and usually heartfelt manner, you get a wonderful overview of the highlights and accomplishments of a person’s life, their important relationships, information on schools and careers, and perhaps just a hint of some of the darker aspects of their time here on Earth. There isn’t [&hel[more...]

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Nov
07
2010
0

Where can I find a list of Europe's Largest Companies?

bp europes largest companiesFinding a list of, say, the Top 500 European Companies is a little trickier than buy non prescription cialis online you might suppose. In general, there just isn’t as much freely-available financial information in Europe as you find in the U.S. When you do come across a list, you have to be a bit careful. [&hel[more...]

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Nov
07
2010
1

How Can We Get a Grant for a Women's Sports Program?

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Nov
06
2010
1

How Can I Get Free Magazines?

national geographic free magazines 1922It’s very easy to get free magazines, as long as you’re not too choosy. But even if there’s a particular magazine that you’d like to have a free subscription for, you may be able to make it happen. One of my favorite search tools on the internet, Google Books, has tons of online magazines available. [&hel[more...]

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Nov
05
2010
0

Where Can I Find WWI Enlistment Records?

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Nov
04
2010
0

How Do I Write an Abstract?

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Nov
04
2010
1

How Can I Get a Free Trademark for My Business?

USPTO trademark registrationGood question. Let’s start with what a trademark is. In essence, it’s a brand name for a product or a service. It can also apply to company name if that name is associated with a product or service. For instance, Hertz is a company that rents cars and the company name is strongly associated with [&hel[more...]

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Nov
03
2010
1

How Can I Copyright My Business Name?

big copyright symbol c in circleOh…so sorry, but you can’t. Copyright your business name, that is. Copyright applies only to so-called creative works and while I know you put a great deal of creativity into your business cheap software name, that still doesn’t cut it as far as the law is concerned (and just so there’s no mistake, I’m talking [&hel[more...]

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