1) favourite inspirational quote?
2) favourite art movement?
3) favourite (visual) artist?
4) has anyone else noticed that you cant highlight on livejournal anymore? does it piss anyone else off?
5) how was your day?
6) would you consider random mood swings things a teenager has to go through?
How do you get pinch harmonics to sound properly on the E and A strings of a six string electric with single coil pick-ups? (I have a digital processor that can emulate double coil sound and many different amp, compressor, equalizer, and pedal effects, so if it's just a matter of set-up, that'd be helpful too...) Not going for Zakk Wylde's sound, but if I could do it like him, I could play the stuff I can't quite get down. (Concerto Moon, Six Feet Under, or any other group that uses them a lot for not-soft sounding stuff like Black Label Society.)
Edit - Full distortion, full gain, full treble, and maybe a little delay and plate reverb... but, yeah, I think I figured it out.
Regarding my post a couple days ago about symptoms possibly describing a pinched nerve - I ran about two and a half miles without walking (my record in a while) with a friend tonight, and the symptoms went away when my heartrate went up and haven't come back. Could it have been muscle tension and it worked itself out, or possibly a blood clot that was freed by the increase blood flow? (I'm glad to be rid of it either way.)
Hi. I have some questions for you all.
I'm looking for a new laptop. Right now I'm have a 17 inch hp pavilion zd7000. I'm looking for something with a slightly smaller screen and maybe something thinner and lighter.
What brands are the best?
what specific laptops do you think are worth the money?
edit: I also have a mac powerbook G4 17 inch laptop which I'm trying to get rid of because macs are not for me. so I don't want another mac.
I randomly remembered these cartoons I used to watch.. I had a VHS tape with them all on it. The ones I remember are as follows:
The Cobweb Hotel
A Coach for Cinderella
Leprechaun's Gold (aka "The Wee Men")
but there's one more I can't remember the name of...
All I know, is that it involves a bunch of cars. Old beetle-type cars from the 1940's. These cars are all alive. (headlights are eyes, etc) One of them in particular is zipping around the city, hiding from police. He ends up in an impoundment yard and is really sad, crying, etc. This all takes place in a big city (maybe New York?) and it is raining. This is all I remember really... if anyone could help me out with what the name of it is, it would be greatly appreciated!
What does one use to get blood stains out from carpet?
A swift response appreciated.
1. What time is it?
2. Are you just waking up or have you not gone to sleep yet?
It's 6:35am here. I haven't gone to bed yet, and I wanted to if anyone else is as stupid as I am.
what time do you get up?
what do you have to do before you leave your place of living?
where do you go?
tell me what is the last thing you do before you fall asleep?
For some reason, someone in my office got on a kick of saying, "That is all" in monotone after everything he says. Now we're all doing it. We've all heard it from somewhere, but nobody can pinpoint where it's from. Does anyone know where this phrase in monotone comes from? Thank you in advance.
That is all!
anyone else notice that the mouse-wheel-click scrolling (not rolling the mouse wheel; when you click the mousewheel and drag up or down) doesn't work with the new scheme? Or is that something I have set incorrectly?
(overall I like the new scheme, but this is actually kinda bugging me.)
My boyfriend had his bike locked to a bike rack, and when he went to unlock it, the key broke off in the lock! How do we get his bike off of there? We'll try to break the lock if we can, but it's pretty heavy-duty... any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Do you take personal calls at work?
If you do, how long do you let them go before you end the call?
Do you keep your cell phone on silent or vibrate while you're at work?
Can you tell that I'm seriously annoyed by someone in the office that takes personal calls all the damn day long?
Where can a 4 ft 10, kinda chubby, size 8 wearing woman get pants?
And what can I do about getting my legs SOAKED in the rain?
Does anyone know of a technique to remove an odor from leather? I bought a lovely jacket secondhand, and it smells like Aussie Sprunch Spray or something; it's nauseating. Google hasn't provided anything useful/cheap.
Who are you when no one's looking?
Can anyone give me an example of a footprint statement on a resume?
Google is being a bit difficult since apparently a million and a half people have footprint written somewhere in their resume. Who knew?
The only description of one I could find was: a brief summary of your experience, special talents, and skills
I'm not exactly sure how long it's supposed to be, how it's supposed to be written or anything or even what's supposed to be in there (if there's a skills section in your resume, what skills would you put in the footprint? How are you supposed to word your experience if you already list school and work experience?) so that's why I'm asking.
The after-market CD deck (Alpine) in my car is really starting to piss me off. I burnt a CD yesterday and already it makes some tracks stutter and refuses to play some others. It really only seems to play any CDs well the first time through. It's never done this before, this is a recent thing, within the last year or so.
Is it worth it to try to put a CD cleaner through it, or should I assume it's just shit the bed and replace it?
Have you ever listened to WOXY.com? Are you listening to the final broadcast today? What internet radio will you listen to after this? Can you recommend any music forums similar to the WOXY boards?
What is the single most memorable meal you ever ate?
ETA: what made it memorable...food or company?
When you open a new package of bread (in a loaf) do you eat the heel first or reach past it for another slice?
What about later - do you still reach past the heel for other slices?
Do you ever eat the heels of a loaf of bread?
Does anyone here speak German that can help translate something for me?? :o)
I'm looking to translate the following phrases from English into German:
Love of my life
PS - I have been absent from this community for far too long. Right now I'm using the internet at the library, but when I get my station at home set up again, I'll be back, answering questions with longer, more rambly answers than necessary again. ;o)
What does "Lacrimosa" mean, and why are there tons of songs with that title nowadays? I've tried searching for it but I've only come across references to a band with that name.
Say you had 1 of the Railroads on Monopoly. One of the people you were playing against had the other 3. How much would you want for your Railroad?
Will I be arrested by the fashion police if I wear brown boots with a navy blue dress?
Normally I'm pretty good at matching clothes, but I'm stumped for what to wear with my new brown boots, that I bought thinking I had tons of things I could wear with...haha.
I really avoid mixing navy and black and black and brown, because I really think they clash, but some folks insist it's okay...I dunno...and I don't have any navy shoes to wear with my favorite dress, which is navy...so I'm curious to know what you guys think specifically about brown + navy.
What two colors would you never wear together (but that are fine on their own)?
I was having a debate with my roommate about when's the best time to buy electronics (he just bought a ridiculous tv and now my boyfriend's begging for one). He says you should buy when you need it and just get the newest, most expensive one with the best quality and that way it will remain technologically relevant longer. I would rather wait out the trends, see which one has the least problems, and then buy it when it goes on sale (and usually when the next round of advancements come along). Since technology is rapidly changing, I'd rather save the money than feel like I wasted it six months later on a bug-ridden system. This was mostly in regards to LCD vs. plasma, but I usually apply this to computers, DVD players, etc. Thoughts?
What are you making for dinner tonight?
I just got a jaywalking ticket. Pisses me off, as people jaywalk constantly in downtown, and no one ever gets busted. Grr. Aggravating feelings aside, I was told from the cop that he wasn't sure what the fine would. The bill will get mailed to me. So the feelings of anger are a 2-part package. Angry on the day I got it, will be angry on the day I get the fine in the mail.
That's a lot of angry. So maybe you TQCers can help protect my blood pressure and get all my angry out in one day.
Any of you gotten a fine for jaywalking in a metropolitan area before? How much was the penalty? What am I going to end up paying?
1. Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy star in it. Martin is a film producer who wants acter (Murphy ) to star in his new film. Murphy refuses and so Martin decides to shoot the movie any way without Murphy's knowledge. So the actors just end up walking up to Eddie Murphy and delivering their lines...
2. Halle Berry and Jim Belushi. Halle Berry is a science teacher at a low end Hawaiian highschool. Her students enter a state-wide solar car race and win and something else happens that I can't remember.
There's a website (well, several, probably) when you can type in a name, and it'll spit out all the address associated with that name for the past mumble years. For money, they'll give you mroe information, obviously, but the addresses are free. I have a friend who's filling out security clearance paperwork and needs some memory refreshing- does any have any idea what I'm talking about?
Last night, I accidentally somehow selected ALL my tags on my tag page. I know that I have a lot of tags (like 38K or more?), and so have never done this deliberately. Once I did, I spent some time closing the tab and trying to go about business as usual with the other tabs, but that didn't work since I needed the tag page for something. So then I had to close the browser window and then re-open it with the tabs in the proper order... I lost at least 20 minutes with that! How annoying! And before you ask: yes, my tabs need to be in a certain order. (OCDL?) I wish there were an extension or something for Firefox that allows you to just insert a tab in the middle of your browser window and tabs.
Are there any Firefox extensions that allow you to insert a tab in the middle of all your other tabs?
Can I use AMD Athlon Mobile 754 processors in desktop socket 754 boards?
Is there any real difference to them?
I bought new pillows a while back because my old ones are from when Clinton was in office. I have not been able to use them, unfortunately, because they are too fat and fluffy for my tastes. Aside from steamroller (don't have one) and running them down with my car (messy), what would you suggest to flatten them?
I bought the Neutrogena "Advanced Solutions" acne therapy system. If you have used it, did it help or was it not worth the price?
favourite class in highschool/college/university.
Can tamagotchis be put on silent?
1- Do you refer to yourself as "mommy" or "daddy" when you are speaking in regards to your pets. Do you call them "your babies" or "your kids" when you refer to them in conversation? If you don't, or if you do not have pets, does this irritate you?
2- Does organic peanut butter make you ill? (short of those with nut alergies...) Why would organic peanut butter make one ill when "normal" peanut butter does not?
3- What number am I thinking of? I will give you $5 if you can guess. To make it easier I'll even make it between 1-10. First 5 tries only.
**the number was 3.13**
For some reason when I type in Microsoft Works word processer it types in Kana. I can type anywhere else without this happening. So...how do I fix this?
In a thread on a board someone is all "Guess what really awesome album came out?" and gives a link to the R.E.M. comp "And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987" but someone in response to that question is like "The new Papa Roach album!" than someone in response to THAT statement says, "Papa Roach is not "really awesome". R.E.M. is." than a person is like "Pfft. Completely the opposite for me."
So where am I going with this? Well someone posted a rather interesting response to that "Completely the opposite." statement, here it is:
"These things aren't based on what you think, you see.
A quick comparison before I get the "OMGZ! DiZ iZ OPiNION ANd I caN BAsH WUT u ThINk But U cANt BsH Me!" speech.
You might think that that rookie shortstop on whatever team is a good athlete. You might think that he's the best ever, even. However, the fact of the matter is that, well, he's just not as good as Cal Ripken Jr.
There may be flaws there, because I haven't wached baseball in years, but the point is still the same. Good is not a really subjective term."
So it's a long way around to go ask a question I know (though, it's already been asked in the subject line pretty much anyway), but putting tastes aside and all would you say some bands/musicians are better than others technically? Hell, are their any bands/musicians that you really don't like or maybe even hate, but have to admit, "Well they are pretty talented musically"?
I just bought a blazer that fits exactly perfectly -- perfect shoulder width, nice streamlined look along the back -- except it doesn't close in the front. The next size up is too baggy in the shoulders and back, but it closes in the front. Is it worse to have a baggy jacket that closes or a streamlined one that doesn't? Is it a faux pas to wear an otherwise well-fitting blazer with the front open?
I'd just like to take the buttons off and disguise the buttonholes, but I'm not sure how to do that.
I keep hearing that they officialy renamed French Fries "Freedom Fries." Is that true? D=
I have a layout I want to use for my journal, but the creator's jumped ship (deleted their journal) and I did find one person using it, and she hasn't updated since March of this year for me to ask for the coding or whatever.
I have the page source information--what community could I ask for help in? I don't want to go to a request layout community, because I don't have a request--I know what I want and I only sort of have it.
1 Is there a certain song that always makes you cry? What is it?
Not Myself by John Mayer is a song that makes me cry, and I have no idea why.
2 Do you have a routine of channels on the TV that you always flip through? If so, what are they and what are the stations?
25 - Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, 33 - MTV, 34 - USA, 35 - BET, 36 - Lifetime, 44 - Animal Planet, 45 - TLC, 46 - E!, 48 - Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, 50 - VH1, 51 - FX, 53 - Spike!, 55 - ABCfamily, 59 - TBS, 60 - Style Network, 61 - TNT, 62 - TVland, 66 - Comedy Central, 131 - Noggin/TheN, 136 - Disney, 301-311 - HBO, 150-1?? - movie channels, 07 - ABC, 08 - NBC, 09 - UPN (or CW now, I guess), 11 - WB (I think it's turning into MyTV or something?), 13 - Fox, 14 - WGN, 37 - Food Network. In that order. I rarely watch some of those stations, but my fingers always press the buttons.
Is there a Michael's in New York City? I'm just trying to find a place that would have colored pencils, canvas, etc. for a reasonably inexpensive amount... In googling, I only found high-end art supply stores or interior decorating places.
If you are familiar with one- let me know?
What were you doing 5 years ago today? Saturday, September 15, 2001?
I was uptown on the Upper West Side, staying at a friend's place. IF I recall correctly, they opened Manhattan up to Canal St, and we went down there to look. I remember a vague impression of a large pile of rubble behind the buildings, and I stopped processing anything I looked at after that.
We ran into a friend of hers who told her that another mutual friend was okay. She just hadn't been able to return any calls.
It was weird and upsetting.
How much of a stigma is still attached to when people choose not to/don't get married and/or have kids? That is, maybe the person doesn't get married at all, or maybe the person gets married but doesn't have kids. Is the stigma different depending on the situation?
I always see commercials for SONIC, but have never had thier food..
are they worth it?
if i ever go to one what should I order?
what should I stay away from?
1. Is it possible to d/l youtube videos? (So that I can play them even when not connected to the internet.)
2. Is there a way for me to view music vids on my TV? To burn them to a DVD and play them on a DVD player?
3. I have a warranty on my laptop with Best Buy. The warranty states that when I return it 3 times, the fourth time they will "junk it out" -- replace it with a new one.
I've sent it back for repairs four times. They didn't junk it out last time because... One time when I returned it they "repaired" it -- but when I got it back it still was broken. So I had to return it again. (Each time I turn it in is about 4 weeks' wait.) So they said it didn't count as a "repair" because the first repair wasn't proper.
I just got my computer back today. They replaced the motherboard. BUT, everytime I move or jostle the computer it shuts off and it takes a few times to get it to actually turn back on. It's totally broken -- and it's probably the motherboard. Is there a way for me to get them to "junk it out" this time since it's the FIFTH time I've had to turn it in for repairs? Or will this not count b/c it wasn't fixed properly the last time?
How do albums generally leak?
(especially so far from their release date, as with the new Evanescence CD...?)
I have sticky stuff all over the outside of my cell phone (some sticker adhesive wouldn't completely come off). I have tried using nail polish remover all over the outside of the phone, but it's just spreading the sticky stuff around.
How can I get the adhesive off of my phone without hurting the electronic parts?
the comments to the post about Freedom Fries and I feel so much better now. I love you TQC.
My question for you all is: Who put the crack in your corn flakes?
My girlfriend says to me today, "It's the dream of most girls from a very young age to get married and have a husband."
Do you agree with this statement and feel that it represents the majority opinion of heterosexual females?
If so, why?
If not, why not?
I'd like both male and female opinions on this matter.
My take on this: I hate to say it, but I think it still holds true. Most of the women I know get this ridiculous twinkle in their eyes when they talk about their wedding day.. and the man they'll marry.. and how great it'll be to be locked into some forced union of finances and emotions that you can only escape with lawyers and mediators and a lot of heartache. It all seems like a bunch of crap to me, but to see the happiness the very thought of it brings to them.. well, I dunno. I'm not one to ruin anyone's dream. That said, my girlfriend knows i'll never marry her (or anyone else) and I feel that leaves her pretty disappointed.
My laptop says that approximately 37 GB of space is taken up. I don't understand how this is possible, especially since my music only takes up about 8GB, all my photos and word documents take up less than 500MB, most actual programs (ex. photoshop, AIM, itunes) use up little space. I use maybe 7 programs on a regular basis.
So how do I track down "excess", and delete it?? obviously without wiping out things of importance.
also... how many GB of your computer's space is taken up, and how old is that computer?
how did you or anyone you know get over your/their serious addictions & dependencies?