March 26th, 2008

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When TQC chats, where does it chat?

Can TQC chat on IRC? I just discovered this entire Internet phenomenon five minutes ago. It looks totally old school.

What does your mouth smell like right now?
Like ice cream, but not nice anymore. I will brush my teeth right now.
Star Line Rooster Tail

Taco Hell

Does anyone else have their local Taco Bell say "Hi, how are you?" instead "Can I take your order?" (or whatever) at the drive-thru?

How do you respond? I've heard other people say "Fine" and then go on with their order. But I feel rude if I don't ask them back how they are. Am I just being too polite? It always throws me off when they say that.
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midas

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Because a post earlier about disappearing gave me some guts to ask...

How would you feel if one of your parents was MIA your entire conscious life and suddenly one of their family members approached you to pull together a meeting?

Would you want to hear their side of the story?
Would you want to meet at least once?

There is a back story, but it's kind of long.
swine flu fishes

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I went to a local pet store for the first time today. :D They have two Ring-tailed Lemurs on permanent display (meaning they're not for sale either) in this horrible little enclosure thing. D:

They're in this tiny glass-walled room. It's smaller than my bathroom, even--probably like 6x4. They don't have any toys except some ratty parrot toys and a big freakin' stick to climb on. The lemurs were clearly stressed and scared from all the people and other animals, and they don't have any sort of hiding spot or 'nest' or any way to escape the attention.

It made me want to cry to see something like that, and it also made me want to stab someone. Short of crying and stabbing, is there anything I can do?? I was thinking I'd write a letter to the newspaper but what has that ever accomplished, yanno?
Rocky Horror Batman Show

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Did you know that Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), Michael Gambon (the new Dumbledore), and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon Dursley) are in Sleepy Hollow?
It's another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie where they kill off Harry Potter cast.
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Desperation

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on my laptop there are three indicator lights-the power light, the battery light, and the one shaped like a cylinder...what IS this one? Apparently it's the hard drive being accessed, thanks! Thanks for the silly answers too. :)
girls » barbie

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1. Were you a planned or unplanned kiddo?
My parents said I was planned. I do not believe them.

2. If unplanned, were you of the "accident" variety, or the "surprise, but none the less a blessing"?
n/a

3. If you were told you were planned, did you believe it? why or why not?
No, because I was very late in life, and their marriage has just gone downhill since my brother and i arrived.



4. Favorite brand of gum?
Stride Sweet Peppermint.
im french

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So, I'm five months pregnant, and all is going well except my OB GYN has informed me that the fetus is beginning to chew through the placenta. He'll probably sever all contact before the birth, actually.

Any firsthand experiences/advice on how to get through this?
walrus

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Do you ever worry/fantasize about all the horrible ways you could die? I have the bad habit of listing all of the bizarre little viruses that could give me a horrible, horrible death. Current favorites: Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, Dengue, Rift Valley...

Food?

Have you ever liked particular foods on an individual basis but when mixed with something else you like you hate the combination? 

Me: I hate Macaroni and Cheese. Which is weird to me because I love Macaroni by itself...and I love Cheese by itself.

freddie black and white

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We are going to combine my two favorite things tonight....

Who is your favorite current NHL player?

What is the best Queen song?


For good measure...

What is your favorite non alcoholic beverage?
pardon my angst

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"For best results in a relationshp, both parties should always behave as if they are on the first date--meaning they should make a conscious effort to be attractive, charming, and polite, and no one should pick their nose during dinner. That type of thing."

Agree/disagree? Why?
miyu- red

I've been listening to Loveline!

1)Under what circumstances would you be willing to eat a sandwich made only out of bread, a sauce/common condiment of your choosing, and your SO's shaved armpit hair? This would be for a radio contest- what would the prize have to be for you to consider this worthwhile?

2) Hey ladies! What would you rather have?

normal period, 12x a year, 28-ish day cycle
65(97.0%)
heavy period with hell cramps, but only 9x a year, 40-ish day cycle
2(3.0%)

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For the past two weeks(maybe more..) I've been getting a message that says:

"Your battery is able to charge normally, but is reaching the end of its usable life."

how much longer do u think i got until i gotta spend some big bucks?

my laptop was brand new feb 2007


and do u know of any way i can get the battery for less than it normally is,
i really dont' have the cash to spend now =[ but can't live without my computer.
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P-Chan

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Did you "know" your sexual orientation (whatever label you identify with) all your life or was it something you realized/accepted/understood later in life?

If you have ever eaten a chocolate bunny, do you start at the ears, the tail end, or somewhere else?
falling

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if i replace all the music on my ipod with music on a new computer, will it wipe all the playlists as well? go ahead and make me feel stupid by pointing out the obvious, it's 2:30 am and i cant see the obvious haha
Missed Connection- Adrian Tomine

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Is there any website on the internet that will call someone's phone and play them a song?

the reason i ask is that i got a call from an unknown/blocked number and when I answered I heard Rick Astley singing "never gonna give you up!" and it didn't sound like someone was playing it from a radio or anything.
Rudolph

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1. How much sugar do you add to your kool-aid? none, below recommended, recommended, or above?

2. At what temperature do you prefer your moist towelettes?

3. Do you call it seltzer, soda water, or something else entirely? Please include where you live.

4. Do you know who Peter Stuyvesant was? If you had to, would you associate him more with cigarettes or nerdy high school kids?

5. Which is more exotic: Giving a blowjob to a pre-op mtf transexual or eating live octopus, live cockroach, and fried scorpion in a single meal?
Clementine

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My son is having his first birthday on Sunday. A lot of people are coming over from my husbands office and, according to my husband, there is a vegetarian couple coming.

I want to make sure everyone is happy and has a good time and was wondering something that I'm sure you lovely people here can answer for me.

Does anyone know a good vegetarian dish I can make for this couple?
tfm

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I have been curious about this for a long time:

Do keyboards manufactured for use outside of the United States look different than the ones produced for the U.S.? Excuse my ignorance, I've never left the country (but I'm going to Europe this summer as a college graduation present... yay!).

I must know!! If you have time, take a picture of your "foreign" keyboard and post it! Otherwise... I guess just tell me? ;)

FYT:
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alice

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Is it really stupid/immature of me to skip my class today because I'm ticked off at my professor?
On Monday we all got to class and she wanted us to watch some movie... she couldn't get it to play, so she sent us home after 10 minutes of sitting there.  I'm pissed because I woke up, used my $3.25/gallon gasoline to drive out there, sat in her stupid classroom for 10 minutes, and then got sent home.  So today I'm not bothering to go.
I know I'm not missing anything of importance - the class itself is pretty worthless.

EDIT: I'm not really trying to make a point or anything... I'm just using it as an excuse not to go to class.  I know she doesn't care whether I'm there or not and I know she gets paid the same whether I'm there or not (or even if she cancels class EIGHT TIMES in a semester like she already has...)

Who really gives a fuck.  I stayed home - end of story.
New question time.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

chocolate chip pancakes
Is there anything you like to eat in the morning that you think is out of the ordinary?
not really
Are you one of those people who can't eat "non-traditional breakfast foods" in the morning?
yes.  i can't stand things like pizza, steak, potato chips, etc in the morning.  those things are meant to be eaten after 12:00 noon, IMO
double birdy - SNIKTY SNIKT

this kinda hurts...

...but in a good way.

11:32 PM 3/21/08 · Is it bad that I'm loving all the notifications that Tom Cruise is dead? I know they're fake, just parts of the commercials advertising the Superhero Movie, but I keep laughing each time.

I like Tom Cruise and all but I can't stop grinning.

Am I a bad person because of this?
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    Jericho

computer question!

Hey, computer geeks.

So I wanted to download a .rar file to my computer. I therefore had to download a .rar program to read said file. Fine, I did that. I went back and downloaded the file (which, all right, happens to be a copy of a music album, I'll 'fess up). I got the first song on the album to play, but when I tried for the second, it said that the file could not be found. I closed the .rar program and just re-opened it, only to find that all of these random files that I didn't even know I had had moved in. Where did my album get to, how do I get it back, and what are all those other files doing on my .rar program?

EDIT: I'm now re-downloading the album, and it's taking quite a bit longer this time. Hmm.

This is a question... bout outlook

Can you guys help me for a sec? just so i can understand what i'm being asked to do

File Boss's old emails in Boss's personal folder from outlook.

 

Make:

  •             Backup folders for the folders in outlook
  •             Move or save the content files to the corresponding Backup folders
  •             Incoming emails
  • Only keep up to 2 months of email on outlook and archive the rest by: Folder: Category: Backup: Name

 

Meetings (the folder) Move content to G-Drive (which is the shared drive) - Boss's personal Files  and under that the specific folders


But he wants the folders accessible by him and his other assistant who has access to his email so if they are looking for something they can find it


How do i do this??

btw the other assistant who works directly for him already has access to all of his email and i'd be doing it on her computer
misc - not a weapon

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1. What is the best novel you read for school?
2. What is the worst novel you read for school?
3. If you were going to assign a book for students to read, what would it be?
4. Did any book ever create controversy in your school?
Magic

Potters and Paraplegics

J. K. Rowling comes out of retirement and decides to write a new Harry Potter book, which will pick up 10 years after the last one left off, when the kids are all adults. It's highly anticipated and there's a huge buzz about it. Everybody's talking. One day, you're walking down the street, and you happen upon a construction site. It's very noisy. You spy J. K. Rowling there, watching the crane. About 10 feet over, are five little boys, also watching. As you approach, you notice a support beam above them break. All of them will be crushed, and you can save only one. Either Rowling or the 5 kids. Since it's so loud, they can't hear you, and you'll have to make a diving tackle to the party you wish to save. Who do you rescue?

J. K. Rowling. I have to read the next Harry Potter. I have to
27(26.7%)
5 kids. There's 5 of them, only one J. K. Sorry.
74(73.3%)

You're in your car, driving to work, and you're a little late. A few blocks away, an old man, confined to a wheelchair, wheels his chair into the street, jaywalking, er, jaywheeling. Since he's old, it's taking forever for him to cross the street. It appears as if he's in no hurry whatsoever. Do you honk at him

Yes. Move it, you lazy bastard! Crippled or not, you should all use the friggin' crosswalk
21(20.4%)
No, I don't honk. It's rude. I never honk
14(13.6%)
I don't honk at him. I'd feel bad if I did. I just wait it out
60(58.3%)
Other
8(7.8%)


Edit: Remember, if Rowling dies, millions of people worldwide will be devastated. Not just you. Consider that impact as well

I hate BMP!!!

 Okay, you computer enthusiasts and tech lovers!  I have an annoyance that I need help with.

I have Avant for a browser.  (It's an IE plug-in.)  I use it for everything.

Recently, it started saving all the pictures I wanted to right-click-and-save in BMP format, including pictures that are supposed to be GIFs.  It only just started doing this.  I've never had this problem before.  It's like it's doing it by default and automatically.  I can't change the file format either, unless I use a picture editing program, which is just annoying.

Does anyone know anything I can do about this?  It's pissing me the hell off...

(no subject)

So you went to prom and LOVED it. How was your prom so special?

FWIW, I went to three proms and thought they were all overpriced and less than memorable and totally would have gone to a concert that night instead if something more interesting came along.
alice

calling ettiquette?

If you call somebody about something important, and they tell you they will call you back in one week, how long should you wait after that one week before you just call them? 
My husband and I called this lady two and a half weeks ago to talk about her house that is for sale, and she said she needed to talk to some people and would get back to us the following Monday.  That Monday came and went, and then another Monday came and went, and now it is Wednesday - a week and a half after the day she said she would call.
We know she hasn't sold the house to anybody else (she is a friend of the family and is currently dealing exclusively with us as far as the house goes). 
Do you think it would be okay for us to give her a call today and see what's going on?  We don't want  to be getting on her nerves about the whole thing, but we kind of need to get this process moving if we are going to buy the house (we have to be out of our apartment by the end of May, so we're running out of time here!).
me - with gun

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Ignoring the obvious fact that if this somehow became a reality it'd be a bit creepy, if you weren't you, would you date you? Would you put yourself in "the friend zone"?

Why/why not/what's for lunch today?
mypups

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Because I've been so insanely busy lately, I have just pushed certain things off, and it turns out, I missed registration for a trip I really wanted to take.  I can always go during the winter or next summer, but my friends won't be going then.

Has anything happened today to turn your day to shit?  What was it?  How will you fix it?
~midori~ insanityconsumedme

(no subject)

1- What are your favorite online stores? 
1a- Know of any online shop where I can buy designer prescription glasses?

2- Do you attend any support group meetings? If so, which?

3- What was your motivation for getting up and going to work/school this morning?

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lotus

Under Pressure

1. What is wrong with hot linking?

2. Do you think we have fucked up natures balance? If so, why?

3. What would you do in the midst of a natural disaster? No cell phones or electricity.

4. Are you dependent on contacts, glasses or medicine? Could you survive without them?

5. a.What would you do with your pets in an emergency? Would you try to take them with you?

5. b.What if you were on foot and your animals have never been outside. What would you do?
London

Water and food do not mix

Ever since I can remember, my mum has never let take a bath or swim after eating a meal (I would have to wait at least 2 hours). She's never been able to explain to me why I can't do this, aside from, "It's bad for you" and freaking out about it if I tried to do it anyway.

Is there any logic in this or is she just a crazy lady?
Luis sloooow

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shlorp

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I was walking down the road with my daughter the other day and there on the side of the road was a huge pile of garter snakes getting it on ~*~RIGHT THERE~*~ for all to see. We stopped to take a good long look because we had never seen such ghastly snakeporn before and as we stood there mesmerized, I whispered wriiiithing in a long drawn out ssssibilant sigh right in my daughter's ear so as not to disturb the snakes and she said ...and I quote:

Mother, don't you EVER whisper that in my ear ever, ever again.

Of course now I take every opportunity to do that in grocery stores and shopping malls and bar mitzvahs across the land because I can and because I know that that particular word has been ruined for her forever. And now I have ruined it for you.

Anyone else ever seen a writhing ball of snakeporn with their own two eyes?
alpaca

(no subject)

If you had to call a drug information line, what two drugs would you ask about?

What questions would you ask about them?

(Isn't this a dumb assignment and a waste of time? :P)


I spilled sugar-free fruit punch on my sweat shirt :(  I just looked down, and there's NO RED on my shirt.  Do I own a magical shirt?


I'm a chook.  What are you?
Do Ryu Sen

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Last week one of the co-workers for the team I work on brought in a box. Inside the box was personalized bags of candy she made for Easter. She passed it out to everyone on the team... except for me. I asked her "Oh, thank you but where is mine?". She said that she did not think I wanted it.

How would you feel if this happened to you? (especially because you wanted some chocolate dammit)
interrobang

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Dear TQC,
this morning I was woken up by my stomach. It made a sound that started very low, and ended very high. I'm sad that I wasn't completely awake to fully appreciate the awesomeness of it.

Is your stomach noisy? What kind of noises does it make?

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misc - not a weapon

(no subject)

1. I need a good, non-flaking mascara. I recently bought Max Factor Volume Couture, but it sucks. I am willing to spend a little more if necessary. Any suggestions?

2. What are you having for lunch today?
a vegan Thai wrap


3.If your nails are currently painted, what color are they?
just clear

4. Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?
SC, I'm afraid. But only by a hair.
vulture

Mommm, people are cursing on the internet!!

(inspired from this post)

Poll #1160976 Ratings.

Rated "G" questions are teh best. 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 4.60 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.54
1
7(16.3%)
2
4(9.3%)
3
3(7.0%)
4
2(4.7%)
5
17(39.5%)
6
2(4.7%)
7
3(7.0%)
8
1(2.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
4(9.3%)

Rated "PG" questions are my favorite. 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 4.72 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.34
1
3(7.0%)
2
4(9.3%)
3
8(18.6%)
4
2(4.7%)
5
16(37.2%)
6
3(7.0%)
7
2(4.7%)
8
1(2.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
4(9.3%)

Rated "PG-13" questions are best. 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 5.44 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.15
1
2(4.7%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(4.7%)
4
9(20.9%)
5
17(39.5%)
6
3(7.0%)
7
3(7.0%)
8
2(4.7%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
5(11.6%)

Rated "R" questions are obviously superior. 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 7.07 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.06
1
1(2.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
12(28.6%)
6
4(9.5%)
7
7(16.7%)
8
7(16.7%)
9
3(7.1%)
10
8(19.0%)

Rated "NC-17" questions equal <3 . 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 7.68 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.36
1
2(4.5%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
9(20.5%)
6
2(4.5%)
7
3(6.8%)
8
7(15.9%)
9
8(18.2%)
10
13(29.5%)

Rated "X" questions are f*ckin awesome. 1=dislike, 10 = best EVAR

Mean: 7.77 Median: 9 Std. Dev 2.47
1
2(4.5%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
9(20.5%)
6
4(9.1%)
7
1(2.3%)
8
5(11.4%)
9
6(13.6%)
10
17(38.6%)
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Desperation

(no subject)

Have you ever asked a question in here complaining about people you know only to find out that they are members? Details please
EDIT, how about a post in other similar places-other sites, other journals/groups etc.
Are you ever paranoid/worried to make such a post for fear that will happen?
Haruhi disappearance

(no subject)

1) I've lost quite a bit of weight and now my clothes are really loose and don't look too good. I won't be able t afford new ones for a few months. Is there anything i can do to make it look a little less sloppy and baggy? (I can't sew so alterations would be hard). Should I just deal with it?
ETA: I have absolutely no money, I'm broke.

2) How are you feeling about where you are in life? How would you like your situation(s) to change?

3) What's the funniest/coolest/most interesting company/business name you ever heard? FTW Paintball is pretty cool.
chan marshall

(no subject)

Would you let me walk down your street
Naked if I want to?
Can I fly fireworks on the fourth of every single july
Can I buy an amplifier on time?


can you ask me a question in song lyrics? :)
Kissing Parts

(no subject)

1. Has anyone tried those Carmen Electra Aerobic Striptease workout DVDs?

2. If so, do they work? Are they fun to do?

ETA: Do you have any other recommendations by way of workout DVDs?

I'm going to have a few months where I'm up in Utah while the SO is still in Arizona, and I'd like to be in better shape when I see him again, and I'm not motivated enough to haul my lazy ass to the gym (not to mention I'm a single parent, so I won't really have the time/babysitters to do that anyway).
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vulture

if you must rate schools, then..

As a whole, how would YOU order these types of formal education?

 Universities > State schools > Tech schools
 Universities > Tech schools > State schools
 State schools > Universities > Tech schools
 State schools > Tech schools > Universities
 Tech schools > Universities > State schools
 Tech schools > State schools > Universities

In this case, "greater than ( '>' )" is up for interpretation.

Which is more functional, socially-educating, or useful in "real life" outside of school?

edit, by public demand: for the sake of this question, a university provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education, and is publicly funded. A state school refers to primary and secondary schools which are funded and/or run by a governmental entity. (thanks, wikipedia!)

edit again: i see the problem. California has a weirdo-system: The University of California has a strong research component, and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. California State Universities have much less research emphasis, and offer bachelors and masters degrees.
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lulu guinness clutch

a scab, not a booger

I have this really gross scab at the bottom of my right nostril. It's on the border of being inside my nose, and outside of my nose. It's because I've been blowing my nose a ridiculous amount lately. It looks like a booger. At first I thought maybe it was one so I tried to get it off gently, and it didn't work. I have washed it, and put a bit of neosporin on it.

I have class in an hour. How can I hide it?

I don't want to put foundation on it, as that seems like a pretty shitty idea. I was in the grocery store earlier and some kids were definitely looking at it, and I think the check-out lady noticed too.

Make life decisions for me, TQC!

So I'm seriously batting around the idea of auditioning for the next season of Hell's Kitchen. It'll be the fifth season, and Gordon Ramsay's only contracted to do five seasons. I'll be 21 by the time filming starts (my birthday's in September), I don't have much experience cooking but I can make some dishes, and I do them pretty well. I love food (it's one of my passions) and work well under pressure, and owning my own restaurant would definetely be an amazing experience. Downside: I'm currently in college, so being on the show would mean taking a leave of absence, and in the highly, highly unlikely event that I win, I doubt I'd have time to go back to school and finish.

But....I really, really wanna do it! So: should I?
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sammy is a bitchface sometimes...i&#39;m a b

(no subject)

why is it connecting flights are more expensive than direct flights?

I'm booking a flight right now (have never booked on line so I never saw the prices listed side by side) and a direct flight for me would be $485 but a flight with a stop in Calgary would be $611.

I would have thought it would be the opposite.
Francis

argh

I made an employee order at work. I was charged twice by accident. Customer service assures me the second charge will drop off.

In the meantime, I've gone overdrawn. Wachovia refuses to give back the money (save $6, for some reason).

What are the chances that my work will cover the rest?
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leave your turntable on

recess!

1. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment growing up?
I liked see-saws that one of the local parks had (the ones with the yellow seats and hooked handlebars). This park near my house had this slide-type thing built to look like a rocket, and at the top they had a section with two chairs where you could "fly" the rocket. But my favorite? Always the swings.

2. What was the playground at your elementary school/local park like?

3. Did you ever jump out of a swing when you were a kid?
Yes. We used to have contests at my school.

4. Did you ever get injured on the playground?
I skinned both knees when I fell while pushing the merry-go-round. I was wearing a skirt. Ouch.

5. What do you think about "modern" playgrounds and playground equipment?

Home remedies?

What are some home-remedies your family uses to take care of stuff?

For example, whenever one of us in my family gets a sty, we rub it with a gold ring to help it go away.

And, when I was little, if I got a splinter, my grandma would stick some bacon fat on it before I went to sleep and by morning, the splinter was out of my skin and sitting on the bacon fat.
brad

(no subject)

I've got a paper to write, for one of my classes. Its a response to some Critical Thinking question in my Intro To Criminal Justice class. I used to be able to bullshit my way through these things, but for some reason I'm drawing a blank. I understand how to answer the question in my head, but the words just aren't coming out right.

How do I fix this?
self

Dreamweaver

I have Dreamweaver 8, and yesterday it suddenly stopped loading. It gets to "initializing CSS files" and then freezes. I tried resetting the computer, but that didn't work.

What is wrong with it, internet? Would it be fixed by a reinstall? (Assuming I can find the installation files.)
MLP - pinkie chicken

(no subject)

TQC, what do you do when you feel ridiculously tired in the middle of the day (and you're not working)? I'm exhausted, but its 2.30 and if I go to sleep now, I won't sleep at all tonight, and since I have to wake up at 8.30 tomorrow, I can't afford to be an insomniac tonight.
professor farnsworth

(no subject)

Do you or have you ever worked in the Information Technology industry?

What do you think the difference between Enterprise Systems Management and Systems Administration is?

Would you agree or disagree that they're logically related?

(no subject)

For those of you who play flash and other similar type games online:

Where do you go to find such games?

Any particular websites/blogs that you know of that have a good selection or reviews of such games?
heart

What's this song?

Anyone know the title/artist of the first song in this clip?
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And if there is a community out there that's more geared specifically towards this kind of question, could you please direct me to it? (I know there is one for books, but not for music). Thanks so much!
xxx
Approved By The Comics Code Authority

(no subject)

Ninjas have been kidnapped by the president. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the ninjas?

Would you give up your previous identity if it meant you would be allowed immortality and power beyond your current comprehension?
Radical Edward, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

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What needs to change for women to be equal to men in society?

What's the best topic to use to start up conversations with acquaintances that you see fairly often but don't know enough of their interests to pick something they would probably talk a lot about?
Mr. Misto

GARHGJRJR

I purchased a text book through a private seller around a year ago, I just got to studying with it now, and I've already had a few issues with it... 

For instance, 
Chapter One:
One of the review questions gives an obviously incorrect answer.

Chapter Two:
the same review question is in both the text book and work book, but they give two different answers. To the same question. 

Chapter Three:
In the workbook, in the Answer Code section, they give you the letter E, as a possible answer. In the available correlating questions THERE IS NO E!

Should I contact the publisher to complain?

And this is a college level book.
 
Now I&#39;m HERE

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My son has Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

He tells me the headset he has for his Xbox cannot be used in such a way where only HE can hear what he's playing.

Is this so or am I having my leg pulled?

Same question re: the Xbox games in general. He says the headset is so he can talk to other people and it CANNOT BE USED so he is the only one who can hear the game noises.

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Guys, I am having a REALLY really bad day..I can't eat, I'm kind of a mess..

I can has cute animal pictures please?

Or, alternately, when something goes wrong do you tend to rationalize it to yourself? Explode? Make it go away?

Basically, how do you deal with something that's REALLY bothering you?

Is there a good strategy for stopping crying jags at work? At 3:50 it's kind of too late now, but for next time..

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After being told that you have a job and will be called to start as soon as HR processes it, how long would you wait without hearing anything before calling to find out what's going on?
Black and White Sakuras

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Be aware that someone on LJ is posting a fake video that gives you a Trojan. 
The video doesn't load right away on the LJ page, and when you click on it, it pops up and says you need another codec.  So of course, you being the dupe that you are ("you" meaning me) just click on it to install.  It doesn't do anything, so you find it on your desktop and doubleclick and it still doesn't look like it does anything.
Then your taskbar starts dieing...repeatedly.  Then you hit ctrl alt delete and you can't get into your tasklist....

Turns out it's TROJ_ZLOB.AKJ, a trojan that pretends to be a video codec.  It gets on your machine and then starts downloading other bad stuff and generally making a big mess.


A-squared Free didn't catch it, luckily Windows itself caught it and once I'd done the Windows updates it said it'd removed it.
Hopefully it didn't get too much weird crap downloaded before I caught it.  I can't get into my tasklist!!  So I can't see what might be running... :(
And I'm sitting here staring at an "error report" that doesn't appear to belong to anything I knowingly downloaded.
*sigh*
AVG is downloading right now, hope it finishes soon. :(
I'm remembering why I used Linux for so long. 
Using Windoze is like going to the mall...you might get good things...but you might also get a load of crap or a disease. :(

REQUIRED QUESTION: Anyone know how I can get into my tasklist??  Ctrl-alt-del doesn't work. :(

EDIT: My friend came over and helped me clean it out.  It turns out all the "You have a  virus!" warnings that were popping up after taht were actually from the trojan itself and the malware it'd downloaded onto my machine.
The only software to catch it all was Spybot Search&Destroy.  I'll probably still wipe my HD to be positive it's gone, but at least now I can safely go thru and back everything up. :/
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LOJIKUL

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So, I just ate two bananas, a bowl of mild cheese dip w/ the rest of the fritos and some tostitos and stale pretzels, then a grabbed a granola bar and drank a bottle of water, and washed it down with a chocolate and a piece of gum.. (all in less than a 30 minutes, mind you)
Am I a big fat piggy?

How many calories do you aim to burn in one workout?

Do you like peppermints?
chan marshall

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i keep having these bad nightmares about my body being deformed and a virus growing on me. What can i do to stop it? i cant sleep.


Do you think it could be linked to trauma? i really have no idea why it is just this one theme.



Will you show me something that is sunshine lollipops and rainbows?

a pictures

Will you show me your favorite-ever picture of yourself?

And your favorite-ever picture of your favorite-ever person?
(kid pics encouraged as long as they are good pics; none of that dark room / harsh flash nonsense. haha.)
I See What U Do

Help?

Can you help me find this scrub top?
I need help..
I want this scrub top in a 3x:


(its blue and reads, "Nobody's perfect, I'm as close as it gets."

Wal-Mart had them for $16.00, but sold out of the 3x in my area very quickly. If anyone sees one of these, would you snag it for me, please? I'd greatly appreaciate it...
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Car question.....

Do you refer to your signals as:

turn signals?
turning signals?
or
blinkers?

Why?


ETA: I'm taking my new rescued puppy to the vet this weekend for an appointment. I want to get him groomed as well. Should I do it the same day or do you think that'll be a bit much? (He's 4 months old, btw)

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damien3

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Were there any words you use to say when you were younger that were completely wrong?

For example, I thought it was panAcake and cockAroach
Apparently I liked adding As to the middle of words hahah
beaglies

uplifting songs

My good friend just filed for divorce yesterday, and I want to make her a CD of uplifting songs she can listen to that will make her feel better.  I don't really want any "better off without him" or "womyn power" type songs, just songs about getting through hard times and how things will get better eventually.  So far Iknow that I want to include " 2 AM " by Anna Nalick and "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World.  Any genre, any time frame.  Suggestions?  Thanks! 
protection

Popeyes Chicken

I just read that the founder of Popeyes chicken has passed away. I have never had Popeyes and I avoid KFC because they sort of squick me out.
TQC, tell me...am I missing something by not trying Popeyes Chicken? My husband is working right now and due to my collarbone surgery, I cannot drive myself there.
Should I have my husband take me to Popeyes tomorrow?
What should I try if I go?
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kitty

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The free trial I have of Microsoft Office Word 2007 just expired. If I log into their website and create a new account with a different email will I be able to download it again?
I took my pills what&#39;s your excuse

WWJD?

I'm not seeing eye to eye with one of the girls at work. I'm bi-polar and while I try very very hard to control my moods when I'm having a 'moment' and 99.999% of the time I do very well. Last week I lost it and was very moody and irrational. My manager knew what was going on and explained to my co-workers there's things going on that arn't necissarily my fault and to be cool. The girl I'm not getting along with is refusing to believe the illness of bi-polar exists and I'm just a bitch. Eveyone else was cool though.

It's getting to the point where this girl is refusing to interact with me to the place I works detriment and refusing to interact with the manager who spoke to everyone initially. The owner wants us to work it out because she likes us both and wants us both to stay on. The girl wont apologise because she sees me at fault. My moods are stabilising and I've tried to apologise but she wont meet me half way and is rude to my face.

I don't know what else to do.

Help?


I can take a joke so non serious answers are welcome

Thanks. I see what I have to do now.

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Cold/Cough

I took NyQuil last night around 11pm, and it's now 6pm the next day, and I'm STILL hungover from it. I feel like I could sleep for hours. It could be that I'm just really sick, but I literally feel drunk, so I think it's the NyQuil.

What's your medicine of choice for instant relief from a cough or cold in the day time?
What about for night time?
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