• What is the name of the book?

    When I was a kid, I remember reading a book about a boy who lived with his father in an undersea research station. The boy's father was a biologist and had genetically engineered the boy a pet dolphin. He was also doing some research into some transplanted Martian lifeforms. Anyway, the father had to take a business trip and hired a bodyguard... show more
    When I was a kid, I remember reading a book about a boy who lived with his father in an undersea research station. The boy's father was a biologist and had genetically engineered the boy a pet dolphin. He was also doing some research into some transplanted Martian lifeforms. Anyway, the father had to take a business trip and hired a bodyguard to watch the boy while he was away because there were political factions (I think that they called themselves the Vandals and were identified by the long beards they grew) who were against the concept of studying Martians on Earth. The story played out with the Vandals taking over the research facility to kidnap the boy. The bodyguard, whose name was Lilliburlero (sp?), evacuates the boy but they wind up getting caught. However, the cavalry arrives and saves the day in the end. Anyway, if someone has the name of the book and the author, that would be most helpful. I'm trying to find it at my local library so that my kids can read it.
    2 answers · Books & Authors · 10 years ago
  • What's a good CD audio ripper for Mac?

    For the last 10 years, I've run on PCs and I've used Poikosoft's Easy CD DA Extractor. However, I recently switched to a Mac at home and I want to rip audio files to MP3s and I'm looking to see what apps are recommended. As an FYI, I already know that iTunes can rip audio files from CDs. However, iTunes only creates m4u files... show more
    For the last 10 years, I've run on PCs and I've used Poikosoft's Easy CD DA Extractor. However, I recently switched to a Mac at home and I want to rip audio files to MP3s and I'm looking to see what apps are recommended. As an FYI, I already know that iTunes can rip audio files from CDs. However, iTunes only creates m4u files which are tied to the iTunes login you're running at the time and that's NOT what I'm looking for.
    1 answer · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Can you mix and match Bachmann Train E-Z Track types?

    I have a Bachmann HO scale train which came black base E-Z Track. I recently purchased some some additional E-Z Track with a gray base. I didn't think to ask at the store because I didn't think that there was a difference until was reading through my Bachmann catalog and noticed that what I purchased was Nickel Silver track what I have is... show more
    I have a Bachmann HO scale train which came black base E-Z Track. I recently purchased some some additional E-Z Track with a gray base. I didn't think to ask at the store because I didn't think that there was a difference until was reading through my Bachmann catalog and noticed that what I purchased was Nickel Silver track what I have is Steel Alloy track. My question is this: can I mix Nickel Silver track with Steel Alloy? Are there any potential issues with doing so? Lastly, I see that the Nickel Silver is actually about 40% more expensive than the Steel Alloy. Is it a better track material?
    3 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 1 decade ago
  • What would happen if Americas stopped voting "defensively"?

    What do you think would happen if Americans stopped voting defensively (that is against candidates that they didn't support) and started voting solely for candidates that they did support? What do you think would be necessary to implement such a change? And what do you think would be the results?
    What do you think would happen if Americans stopped voting defensively (that is against candidates that they didn't support) and started voting solely for candidates that they did support? What do you think would be necessary to implement such a change? And what do you think would be the results?
    10 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago
  • Looking for title of a book?

    I'm looking for the title of a book that I listened to on tape years ago, but I can't locate in search engines or at Amazon. The book is a complex thriller about a US-based company that's set up a base on Antarctica to research it's new Mars probe. While tracking a missing probe, two of the researchers wind up missing. From there,... show more
    I'm looking for the title of a book that I listened to on tape years ago, but I can't locate in search engines or at Amazon. The book is a complex thriller about a US-based company that's set up a base on Antarctica to research it's new Mars probe. While tracking a missing probe, two of the researchers wind up missing. From there, the plot takes us to a small town in northern Scotland where a local journalist is murdered for some investigative work that he was conducting regarding the local nuclear power plant and and Interpol investigation of a suspected art forger. The story culminates with linking the art forger's sponsor to several pieces of artwork that supplemented Picasso's Guernica. We also learn that he sponsor is the head of an international organization that disposes of various hazardous wastes using its secret base on Antarctica. They are also the same people responsible for the missing researchers. I was told that it's part of a series edited by Tom Clancy. Thanks.
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 1 decade ago