August 5th, 2006

Cabral dragon

Short Fuse

I'm gonna describe a scenario that happened earlier before I pose my question:

I walked in from picking up a pizza for supper. I was starving so I took a wedge of Crazy Bread and popped it in my mouth. I was chewing it and making a beeline for my room so I could get into my PJs and eat. My mother was watching TV and asks, "Where's your father?" He had driven me and he dropped me off so he could park while I put the food in the kitchen. Since I had a mouth full, I just answered, "He's parking," in a muffled voice. I thought she'd take the hint that my mouth was full and let me go, but then she asks, "Did you take the van?"
At that point, I really lost my cool since I was still trying to chew and swallow that piece of bread. I thought she's take a hint with my full mouth. So in a fit of frustration, I snapped back (mouth full), "Yes, we took the van!" Mom was a little hurt and asked why I snapped, and I responded, "My mouth's full, I'm trying to swallow this, and you keep asking me questions!"

Did I fly off the handle too easily?
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Does anyone subscribed to Wired (the magazine)? What do you think of it?

Even though I'm not totally "nerdy" when it comes to computers, it looks like the magazine would be cool for someone like me, who does spend a substantial amount of time online and likes reading stuff about technology and the internet.
  • kit_n

I bought some books on There is a section where it says to TRACK your order but it doesn't really do that. It just displays the orders you've made. Maybe I am just missing something or do not understand, but IS there a way to REALLY track where my purchase is? For example if it came from FL, where along the coast line it is at this moment? You know UPS/FedEx tracking does that... but does Amazon?

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Dear Sirs, Madams, Those In-Between, and Those Not Conforming of The Question Club,

When I was 6 years old, I was running and jumping and being a rambunctous little child with a large piece of candy in my mouth. In the course of falling back from running into a wall, the piece of candy slipped into my espohagus. While it wasn't my trachea, thereby interfering with my breathing, it did still get lodged and cause a significant amount of pain. I was sent to the nurses office where I was given a warm drink to aid in dissolving the candy and allowed to rest until it fell through. Many uncomfortable minutes later, I felt a dull pop, and all was well.

However, that's not why I'm posting.

My concern is with a more recent experience. While in the bathroom, I noticed a fart I let escape made the entire room smell of gasoline. On my honor, it smelled exactly like gasoline (petrol, for you who use petrol and not gasoline, obviously). Now then, I briefly considered applying to OPEC, but realized I'm not really exporting anything yet, simply its aroma.

Now then:

Question 1a: Should I look further in to a partnership with OPEC?
Question 1b: Should I instead start small, waiting to see how this develops and then possibly open a self-service station?
Question 1c: Should I reserve this ability for impressing college students at parties?
Question 2: Am I dying?
  • jennet

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I'm fairly certain the consensus is going to be "go to the doctor" but I figured I'd ask anyways.

I'm sick. Nothing major, just a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes that make me suspect another sinus infection. If it is a sinus infection, it would explain why there is insane pressure when I lean my head back that feels like it's crushing my ears. It sucks kind of a lot.

So, on to the background for the question. About a year ago I started getting sinus infections a on a constant basis. To the point that I would get a sinus infection, treat it via prescription, and then turn around and have another one a week later. It got old pretty quick! I saw a ENT (ear nose throat doctor) at the time and they found some polyps in my throat. Treated that, and put on allergy medicine. My PC doctor told me to go ahead and take my allergy medicine every day, even if I didn't feel like I needed it, because it would help keep the sinus infections at bay. I have been taking Zyrtec for about 6 months now and it's been great, no problems and it does a great job.

I recently ran out, and haven't been able to go back to the doctor because I just moved and my insurance was just now taking effect at my new job. I've been without Zyrtec for about a week, and have had the swelling in my head for about 3-4 days.

Here's my question: should I just go to the doctor and ask for more Zyrtec (along with antibiotics to kick the infection) or should I try to find out *why* the sinus infections keep coming back? Part of me doesn't want to spend the money to deal with it, especially since I have a fix...but another part of me feels like I'm covering up whatever sinus issue could be below the surface. Is it possible I'm just really unlucky with the sinus infection thing?
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what do you think happens to someone when they die?
do you believe in some sort of afterlife?
or do you just think that there's nothing else?
is heaven or the equivalent a nice fairy tale that was created so that the living could feel better about someone dying?
does it even matter?

Inverted Colors On Old Mac (System 7.5.3)?

Hey folks, I have a question for veteran Mac users...

My first computer was a Macintosh SE, which was black and white, but I switched to PC a long time ago. However, I discovered the Basilisk Emulator and I've been playing around with System 7.5.3

I recall when I had my Macintosh that there was a way to invert the colors so that white would become black and black would become white. I think it was through a magnifier program, but I'm not sure. At any rate I have figured out how to make everything black and white in Basilisk, but can anyone tell me how to invert the colors so that the windows will be black and the text will be white? I'd really appreciate it.

[Edit: I found out the program to do that is called "CloseView"]
Captain Negative

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Hi folks,

I'm trying to find an image for a "Captain Positive" icon, to compliment by Captain Negative icon.

The Google-fu is failing me, and I can't find anything suitable at Getty Images.

It needs to be something a bit surreal, and of course very happy/positive, aside from being an image of someone that looks like a captain.

Can anyone find anything?

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kihei akahi

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What would you say would be the average price for
the following items at a basic MOVIE THEATER in your area?

*2 large soft drinks
*large popcorn
*large candy

The reason why I ask..
I almost never buy stuff at the theater concession stand but I have a gift
certificicate good for 2 large drinks, 1 large popcorn and 1 large candy that
I'm going to sell on Ebay. I wanna have an idea what the going price for that
stuff is so I can determine what I should sell it for.


odd dreams

In part of my dream last night, bellasmommy turned out to be a 5 year old girl called Olive (who somehow still had a daughter called Bella, maybe full name Isabella). That confused me a lot, as I thought that she didn't post like a five year old.

What weird things did you dream last night?
Self cleaning

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Poll #786372 Pizza!

Do you like pizza?

Hell yes!
I have to be in the right mood for it
Meh, it's ok
Not really
It's vile and disgusting

What kind of pizza do you like?

Deep Dish
Thin Crust
Other (berate me in the comments for those that I have left out)

In general, which do you prefer as toppings?


What kind of sauce do you like?

Red sauce/"regular" pizza sauce
Chunky tomato sauce
Other (comments please)

If you were to build your ideal pizza, starting at the crust, what would it be? What kind of toppings, what kind of cheese, get as detailed as you are willing.
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Rebooting again, and again, and again

What could make a computer reboot itself?

I can't find any patterns at all:

There were some trojans lurking, but I've since wiped them and done several virus scans since, and they haven't returned.
I haven't put in any new hardware, except my Logitech G15 keyboard.
It happens when the computer is idle and also when the CPU is under heavy use.
It's not when my dodgy iPod or hard drive is connected.
It's not the temperature - CPU temp is pretty consistent between 35 and 45 degrees.
And it's not an old computer - about 6 or so months old.

It's driving me crazy!

Edit: It had something to do with my webcam being plugged into my keyboard. My Logitech webcam being plugged into my Logitech keyboard, no less. Thanks for all the help to everyone who commented!
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1. When you cried the last time, what was the reason?
I was visiting my dad Friday, and Staind's "For You", came on the radio. I almost started crying then because it fits the situation of me and my dad.

2. What's the most rude thing you have heard lately?
It includes someone on their death bed and a sexual act. That's probably too much detail, ugh.

3. What were you doing at 10:00 last night?
I was watching the X Games.

4. What do you think you'll be doing at 10:00 tonight?
I'll probably be watching a movie.

5. If you have had or do have now any pets, what were/are their names?
Sack, Butch, Remington, Hawthorne, Seether, Chubbs, Huffman, Bink, Miss Kitty, Roscoe,  Moe, Poe, Seven, Eleven, Guns, Roses. I know there's more...

panda dance

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Is there a way to set it up so that when I am visiting a website with a clickable email link, instead of opening outlook (which I don't use), I can write it through gmail (which I do use), if gmail is logged in
chicken legs
  • bbsy

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How exactly is the nickname "Cokie" derived from the name "Marguerite"?

Edit: It may be a BSC universe thing, but I also saw it on The Onion in some sort of political satire.
blah blah kitty

puppies in the paper

Have you ever gotten a dog through an ad you read in the newspaper?

What's the guideline for getting a dog through the newspaper? (Ex. what to ask for or about, what to look for on the dog itself and the home it was raised in, etc.)
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1. Are there any websites where people can post pictures of their not-too-graphic injuries?

2. Since we're on the subject of websites...what are the most bizarre websites you've ever come across?

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last night when i was drunk i changed my admin password. dumb. this is the only login to my computer. and i remember typing it in a few times. more than a few times since my screensaver pops up after 1 minute of being idle. today i type in that same password and windows says it's not the right one. any suggestions? i think i might try this. i think i need a bootup disk though in order to do it. cos i don't know how else to get into dos. i don't even know how to get into the windows directory from dos. any help is appreciated:

If you are an Administrator user, and are logged into Windows right now because your PC is setup to log you in automatically, but have forgotten your password in fact, and would now like to change it — well, Windows requires you to know the old one. However, there is a brute force way to change your Administrator password. Open a Command prompt (START —> RUN —> then type “cmd” without the double quotes) and then type the following command:
net user username newpassword

Remember, if the username has spaces in it, then enclose it in double quotes, e.g.,
net user “Samuel Jackson” pulpypass

from here:

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So let's say you meet this guy at a party. Mutual attraction immediately. He says "Hey, before we drink anything else, can I get your number?" so he has your number.

How long do you wait before you give up on that phone call?

Now, to add to this, let's say after he asks for your number, you guys end up making out, for like an hour.

Does this change the answer? Automatically, would you say he's not going to call?
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i'm thinking i'm gonna surprise a fren of mine here in a few.. and her favorite drink is "Gin and Tonic".. it got me thinking.. anyone have any 'twists' on the recipe.. other than the standard? she's kinda been down in the dumps lately.. so thought i'd throw an impromptu drinky fest... thanks tqc.. and cheers!
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.the game is on!.

Do you believe in magic?

1. Does anyone have any clue of when Book 7 of Harry Potter comes out?

2. Are you excited about it?

3. Any theories concerning book 7?

4. Favorite book in Harry Potter series?

5. Favorite character? Why?

6. Have you been mostly pleased or mostly disappointed with the movie adaptations?

7. Favorite HP movie, so far?

8. How long do you think Book 7 is going to be? My bets are seriously on a thousand pages or more, Rowling has ALOT of explaining to do! Frankly, I just think her die-hard fanatics will riot if it's shorter than 600. :O
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girl reading by ourescape

another longshot

This is one of those longshot questions, about a music video. I saw in in the late 90s on MTV. I saw it more than once, so it must have been played fairly frequently. It was elecronica-type music, not The Prodigy or Fatboy Slim, doesn't seem to be the Chemical Brothers or the Crystal Method. The video was surrealistic and took place on a beach. I really can't remember much more... the surrealism reminds me of the Madonna video for "Bedtime Story."

Hope someone has a hint...
mashed potatoes

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1. do you loop your 2s?
2. do you cross your Zs?
3. do you cross your 7s?

when i stopped looping my 2s, i started crossing my Zs. i decided i'd cross the 7s as well for the hell of it.

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Can somebody explain to me why they felt it was a good idea to try and show Pulp Fiction on basic cable? This is the most butchered thing I've ever seen!!
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    Pulp Fiction
model → rad boys

Digital SLR, Saving Up, Wanting Stuff

1. I always feel the need to have something to save up for. I don't know, it's how I developed my awesome money management SKILLZ. With a 'Z'.
I think I want to save up for a digital SLR.
Preferably less than or equal to or around 1,000 USD.
I'm looking into the Nikon D50. I'm no photographer, but I would like to have a nice camera and I do enjoy taking pictures. It's something I've grown to appreciate, having a perfectionist father with a hobby of photography. Ah, the lectures.
Opinions? Reviews?
Other suggestions or recommendations?

2. Are you saving up for anything currently? What?

3. What's one thing you really want right now but can't afford?

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I'm trying to upload my webpage through FTP, and as I go to upload the main page/index, I keep getting a 405 error. I tried googling, but my google-skills are below-par tonite.

Anyone have any advice?

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Generally speaking, what would it take for a person to leave behind their life and start over completely in a new city/state/wherever? Be it alone or with your dog or eloping with your SO. Has anyone ever actually done this? Left behind family and support and everything familiar and just started a new life? How would you make preparations for this sort of thing? Financial savings of course, but how much? Getting rid of unwanted possessions, tiptoeing around anyone's suspicions...

I'm so very curious.
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