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  1. Can I put just any Serial ATA controller in my PowerMac?
  2. Dictionary.com and Google
  3. What’s the "oldest" car an auto maker could produce?
  4. Thunderstorms and convertible cars
  5. Homemade sauerkraut
  6. A question about a Japanese sword, and a Japanese god
  7. MS Excel question: numbers that start with ZERO (such as 0258)
  8. Dog Farms
  9. Wavy blade assasin dagger
  10. How do I find a flight school?
  11. Fire extinguisher inspections vs replacement
  12. X-rays vs. UV reaching earth
  13. what are the dangers of spontaneous ignition when storing "fatwood"?
  14. What could be wrong with my dad?
  15. Help! Connecting a DVD/TV/VCR
  16. dvds
  17. What's up with alt.flame.n*?
  18. How does a glucometer work?
  19. World's Widest Road?
  20. Damn these shin splints! Save me from the pain
  21. Tire wear
  22. Ducks and "handedness"
  23. Question about Japanese astronaut using English words
  24. Is There American Cheese in Europe?
  25. Baseball Q -- Baserunner Interference
  26. nitrogen tanks on NYC sidewalks
  27. iPod Shuffle and Cassette Tape Adapter
  28. Celery stalks at midnight
  29. Why does my daughter eats drywall?
  30. "The last time a private eye solved a murder was never." True?
  31. Numbers station help please
  32. The legalities of clearing out the office fridge.
  33. Could Thks Happen? That's One Hell Of A Thermos Bottle
  34. What is a private cemetary's business model?
  35. Computer question: USB ports suddenly stop working?
  36. Why is the launch site for the American space program in Florida?
  37. Spam in the UK
  38. Hotel room electronic doorlocks
  39. Custom icons for MS toolbars?
  40. How does registering to vote work in the USA?
  41. Canadians Customs - Do I have any recourse?
  42. Did the Squirrel Try to KILL Me, or Was This Coincidence?
  43. How much would guards cost responding to an alarm?
  44. Modern Taxonomy: Amniotes and Placentals
  45. Is ripping and burning a DVD you own to remove the zone protection illegal?
  46. way of protecting astronauts against cosmic radiation?
  47. Prize ships and crews in the wooden navy
  48. Why do my shoes come untied only once per day, in the morning?
  49. When did letterbox formatted VHS start becoming more common?
  50. High noon vs. low noon (???)
  51. Relation between credit card companies?
  52. Tell me about web hosting
  53. Ancient Traps and Doors
  54. Please outline Iran's nuclear obligations to me.
  55. How do you get WiFi and MS word on a PDA
  56. Under eye bags: Fat or fluid retention?
  57. How many non-Saudi troops in Saudi Arabia?
  58. How common are real red-heads?
  59. Did Russia ever admit to having nukes in Cuba?
  60. Triple Jump -- What's that all about?
  61. The Giggle Factor
  62. Explain the Monty Hall problem to me?
  63. Mortgage refinance: what to look for.
  64. Mac people: please recommend graphics software
  65. How does one become a Rabbi?
  66. Why Don't Maggots Thrive On People?
  67. selling land for $1 to avoid inheritance tax - specifically Georgia, USA
  68. Cheaper to turn A/C to 85 degrees during day?
  69. Homophobic = Repressed Homsexuality?
  70. Getting paid for online surveys?
  71. How many man made satellites are in orbit?
  72. Need info on buying a used car in NJ: plates, registration, etc.
  73. Is there a law being broken?
  74. '95 Ford Exp. w/ "O/D OFF" indicator light blinking
  75. Ecommerce for dummies?
  76. A Clean Criminal Record
  77. Do these toner refills really work?
  78. screensaver software
  79. Politically appointed Saints?
  80. Name for Greek comedy/tragedy faces
  81. How does daylight saving effect dairy cows?
  82. .NET XmlValidatingReader
  83. Why was the Constitution an obstacle to Social Security?
  84. Explain the 5 hats puzzle?
  85. would somebody please debunk this Bush warcrimes article
  86. would somebody please debunk this article about Bush being indicted
  87. $175 to fix my computer???
  88. Why does the body need fat?
  89. Fluid dynamics for dummies (water flow in pipes)
  90. Dollar bill, gold reverse?
  91. What is Entice1.exe?
  92. What kind of bird is this (paging Colibri)
  93. Ulam's Spiral: Has it been explained or not?
  94. Seaweed is single celled critters?
  95. Economics and Zero Sum Games?
  96. I need to reliably forward email to my new account. Easiest way?
  97. Random Question about Limpet Morphology
  98. Wireless Router Question/Problem
  99. XP activation question
  100. Can priaprism permanently increase penis size/length?
  101. Can you keep a praying mantis alive indefinitely?
  102. Why all the Russians in Williamsburg VA?
  103. Small pox, Europeans, Native Americans
  104. Mozilla Thunderbird problem with links
  105. Making cheese from half & half...possible?
  106. Auto loan question
  107. Old shellac records
  108. Another British pronunciation question.
  109. Who can withstand cold temperatures more, males or females?
  110. Internet Explorer loads old versions of a webpage-how to solve this problem?
  111. Describe the Deaf Accent / Speech please
  112. What would living on a toroid planet be like?
  113. Emulating the Windows key (WinXP)
  114. What is the best auction site for sellers?
  115. How is driving your car around on empty harmfull to it?
  116. oral contraceptive laws
  117. At the Beach - How Far is the Horizon?
  118. Looking for good Bulletin Board software
  119. Does half-cocked car A/C waste the cool?
  120. Desktop question on Windows XP
  121. Digital camera problem
  122. How much are these coins from French Indochina worth?
  123. Marijuana and hard contact lenses
  124. When did I learn to ride a bike? (Sans the training wheels)
  125. Induction loop for the home?
  126. Why is it illegal to drive barefoot?
  127. problem with wireless internet. Connecting to new signal(Limited or no connectivity?)
  128. Anyone one else wipe clean credit-card magnetic strips
  129. Brain Limitation
  130. What word or phrase describes this - putting concept or idea above end product?
  131. What is the physical density limit for an a object on the surface of the earth?
  132. How do I calculate my house's square footage?
  133. Ever heard the (possibly Yiddish) word 'gleep' as a pejorative for old man?
  134. & domain names
  135. Site that gives salary estimates for specific jobs?
  136. Rural mailbox installation
  137. What's with the weird spammer names?
  138. Nutrition Labels
  139. Why can I own land but not bodies of water?
  140. Don't park facing the wrong way - why?
  141. What is IP spoofing?
  142. Auto Family Pricing - anyone buy a car under this program?
  143. Parking on Residential St.s
  144. A question of penguins
  145. How do I get rid of a wasp nest in my house?
  146. Lima Beans..cyanide compounds and death
  147. Antarctica
  148. Appearance of Earth in Voyager 1 photo, compared to other planets
  149. Who wrote this joke?
  150. Detecting unauthorised persons on my wireless network
  151. Hot weather, humidity, and hosers
  152. How are things in Glocca Morra?
  153. Any way to test my LAN speed? (Mac home network)
  154. What are all the layers of companies listed in the movie credits?
  155. How do I get a police report on someone?
  156. Do big plastic owls work? (woodpecker repellent)
  157. Eating before bed = starving in the morning?
  158. How did Europeans get in the habit of translating Native American names?
  159. Non-California vehicles in California
  160. Remote (IR) Control question
  161. Life of a Memory Stick?
  162. Wireless Card Newbie: How To Use?
  163. Help me identify where this woman was from.
  164. How many airplanes are in the air at any given time?
  165. Question re gas vs. diesel in Europe
  166. Edison - how could direct current ever be practical?
  167. Helicopter question
  168. clicky/freezy computer
  169. Air Craft Carriers, supplied how often?
  170. If glass is a liquid, can it ever freeze?
  171. What's up with my computer's sound?
  172. Can an Athiest Use "Godspeed" Unironically?
  173. How good are DVD camcorders?
  174. Need a 56-inch vanity for my bathroom
  175. Riding between stopped cars at a light on a motorcycle - legal? (paging JohnnyLA...)
  176. Animal graveyards
  177. New wrinkle on the Nigerian scam?
  178. Pool question
  179. Adobe Illustrator CS: Can you rotate a shape while making it?
  180. What Accounts For The Existence Of Dentists
  181. Help me remember the name of a puzzle
  182. Autocad program
  183. Why aren't vertical doors installed on every automobile?
  184. Hydrogen cars. A reality?
  185. ipod mini sound scratchy unless.....
  186. A 'Repressed Homosexual'
  187. Automatic Envelope Stuffing (TECH QUESTION)
  188. What happens when I 'Report this Junk Mail'?
  189. What provides the force in engine braking?
  190. Soccer (Football) - Do teams ever play a left footed kicker on the right side?
  191. Cricket question: defensive innings
  192. Swimming Pool Question
  193. New Install of Win2K. Where did sndvol.32 go?
  194. 'I didn't see the motorcycle.'
  195. How do they baptize people older than babies?(caltholic/episcolalian)
  196. How many miles can a Mercedes pack on?
  197. I washed my cell phone
  198. Is a 22 caliber bullet untraceable?
  199. Cold Sore Horrors
  200. Airplane cabin oxygen masks...more "feel good" than help?
  201. Albino cricket = proof of evolution?
  202. Calcium and Cooking
  203. Why do some Jews rock back and forth during prayer?
  204. Is this football card still rare?
  205. Smallest rocket that could reach low Earth orbit?
  206. Long-range sniper question (where to aim?)
  207. Student run school slubs and donations (need Tax Deduction/nonprofit status info)
  208. How much would a 1000 megawatt plant cost using various sources of electricity
  209. mtDNA matches at all points but one. Still a relative?
  210. Baseball transaction terminology: designated for assignment
  211. Question for coaches/sprinters about injuries
  212. Straight Dope Mechanics: Can I replace my own ignition switch?
  213. Is it illegal to simply carry around a gun?
  214. "Heart of the Beholder" - real-life details?
  215. Domestication
  216. NTSC DVD: is it 480/60i or 720/60i?
  217. Monitor display in XP (size is everything)
  218. Identical triplets?
  219. How does Lysine prevent canker sores?
  220. How do you fix a broken candle wick?
  221. Can you declaw a dog?
  222. What is corn silk? Why is it there?
  223. I froze my iPod
  224. Why is "Savage" such a common last name, given what it means?
  225. Do hybrid car batteries go bad?
  226. Why do hybrid or electric cars have wheel 'pants'?
  227. SBC/DSL+PPPoe + router: why does this work?
  228. Gameboy Advance and Korea
  229. What were the 'helsinki accords' and what did they do for human rights
  230. Any thoughts on deviated nasal septums?
  231. Origin of "Every dog has his day"?
  232. How long do vitamins/pills take to dissolve?
  233. scroll lock and backlight key the same?
  234. Are guns really illegal in NYC?
  235. About rechargeable batteries for my walkman
  236. Recovering data from a DVD-RW?
  237. What is the most libertarian state?
  238. Operating system not found
  239. Libertarian position on central banks
  240. How to get my car showroom clean
  241. How can the SCOTUS do all that work?
  242. What is a cyclic redundancy check?
  243. why does AM radio music sound different than FM?
  244. Is this a risky pregnancy
  245. Were the first cars rear-wheel-drive? Why?
  246. Red-Eye in Photos (Revisited)
  247. Can my Dress Shirts be saved?
  248. Calabi Yau shapes
  249. Windows XP autoupdating: How do I really turn it off?
  250. Hoffman Countmaster geiger counter

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