Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• In Edinburgh for a few months, what’s the best mobile phone to use to make international calls to US (amongst other places) from Scotland? [Link]

• Why does my 2006 Toyota Corolla LE make so much noise when I start the car in the morning? [Link]

• Are there any manual transmission driving simulators for the PC that can do a decent job of allowing me to simulate actually driving stick? [Link]

• What is the Best Source for keeping up with the ratings on HDTVs? [Link]

• I’m leaving in a week and I still can’t figure out a good solution to managing my US finances from the UK. [Link]

• We have a Chrysler Airtemp A/C unit (more than 20 years old) that’s gone on the fritz 2 days before we’re scheduled to be away for 2 weeks. Is there any way for me to determine on my own if this is a catastrophic breakdown that will require a new unit? [Link]

• I’m asking for a male friend who has tried Weight Watchers but didn’t like going to meetings. So do these cardboard box diets work? [Link]

• My boss purchased a rather pricey item on eBay and we have not received it. She did not request signature confirmation or shipping insurance. She did receive a USPS tracking number and, according to that number, it’s already been delivered… ‘cept, you know, it hasn’t been. Are we SOL?[Link]

• How can I start my own pay for porn site? [Link]

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