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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8745 on: November 21, 2013, 07:29:50 PM »
jpcher wrote:

"New question(s) . . . do snowboards have boot/latches like snow skis?"

Yes, snowboards have bindings like skis.

"I know water skis have foot holds/shoes . . . do some surfboards have the same thing?"

No, they don't.  Water skis need footholds because the person on the skis is being pulled forward so the skis would be pulled off backward if they weren't attached.  Surfboards are pushed from behind by the wave and the rider stands on it like a platform, so they don't have to be attached to the board.

"Additional question, if you watch the video: What the heck is that person hanging on to? . . . the person on snow skis at the very beginning and shown several times throughout the video. It looks like a long pole, I'm just wondering if it's attached to anything."

The camera that's recording the video you're watching is on the end of the pole.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8746 on: November 21, 2013, 07:34:03 PM »
jpcher wrote:

"New question(s) . . . do snowboards have boot/latches like snow skis?"

Yes, snowboards have bindings like skis.

"I know water skis have foot holds/shoes . . . do some surfboards have the same thing?"

No, they don't.  Water skis need footholds because the person on the skis is being pulled forward so the skis would be pulled off backward if they weren't attached.  Surfboards are pushed from behind by the wave and the rider stands on it like a platform, so they don't have to be attached to the board.

"Additional question, if you watch the video: What the heck is that person hanging on to? . . . the person on snow skis at the very beginning and shown several times throughout the video. It looks like a long pole, I'm just wondering if it's attached to anything."

The camera that's recording the video you're watching is on the end of the pole.

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There are 2 different types of bindings: step in and strap in.  The step in ones are like ski ones and generally work on the same principle other than what actually clicks in.  The strap in ones are exactly like they sound.  You keep one foot strapped in the entire time and unstrap the other one to propel yourself on flat ground.  When you're ready to start snowboarding, you put your foot in and strap in.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8747 on: November 21, 2013, 08:33:52 PM »
And there are two types of strap in bindings.  One type, you have to sit down and put your foot in then ratchet the binding down until it is tight.  The other type allows you to slide your foot in in a standing position and bend down and give a couple clicks and you're good to go.

The former?  Is the bane of my existence on the hill because most of them sit down at the top of the hill.  All the way across the top of the hill.  Trying to get between them is like trying to thread a needle sometimes.  Dude, plop down at the side of the hill not right in the dingdangity middle!

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« Reply #8748 on: November 21, 2013, 11:46:03 PM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.

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« Reply #8749 on: November 22, 2013, 01:07:04 AM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.

For some reason, my first mental picture of a vaccination not "taking" is that you're superman and your skin cannot be pierced by trifles such as mere needles. I'm just going to assume that this is the case, if that's okay.

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« Reply #8750 on: November 22, 2013, 08:42:10 AM »
I always thought the vaccine scar came from the gun-type of thing that they used to use instead of a needle not the particular drug/vaccine that was used.

inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_injector the gun.

I remember all the kids at school lining up for their inoculations and these guns were used . . . I don't know what we were being inoculated for. I never scarred, but my brother and sister did.

I'm in the US and this was in the mid-60s.

That was the German Measles vaccine.  I got one too, around that time.

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« Reply #8751 on: November 22, 2013, 02:40:59 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?
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« Reply #8752 on: November 22, 2013, 02:58:48 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?

Depends on what you mean by pumpkin rolls .... is there some sort of filling that might not freeze very well?

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« Reply #8753 on: November 22, 2013, 03:03:18 PM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.
My sister and I both had the vaccine shot the same day, probably in 1969 since I think she had to have it to start school and the nurse said she might as well give me mine too since I'd need it in a couple of years. Sis became very ill for a couple of days and she has a terrible scar. I on the other hand had no symptoms or any sign of a scar. The doctor said the same, that mine didn't take or that I had some type of natural immunization and if I'd been exposed to the actual virus I probably would have been fine.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8754 on: November 22, 2013, 04:13:07 PM »
OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?

I thought I had a handle on them, that this one < meant 'less than' because it pointed backwards on an imaginary number line:  3 < 4.   But then I got the update for "My Singing Monsters" and overnight my statistics went from 34 'likes' to  >1000 'likes'. Which would mean more than a thousand likes, correct? 
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8755 on: November 22, 2013, 04:30:39 PM »
You are perfectly right. And congratulations - over a thousand likes is fantastic.

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« Reply #8756 on: November 22, 2013, 04:32:01 PM »
x>y x is greater than y
x<y x is less than y
it points towards the lesser number and is read from left to right so yes you got more than 1000 likes :)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8757 on: November 22, 2013, 04:32:52 PM »
OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?

I thought I had a handle on them, that this one < meant 'less than' because it pointed backwards on an imaginary number line:  3 < 4.   But then I got the update for "My Singing Monsters" and overnight my statistics went from 34 'likes' to  >1000 'likes'. Which would mean more than a thousand likes, correct?

The end with the smaller space between the lines is the smaller number - 2 < 3, or 100 > 0.

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« Reply #8758 on: November 22, 2013, 05:00:04 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?

Depends on what you mean by pumpkin rolls .... is there some sort of filling that might not freeze very well?

The filling is cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and confectioners sugar.  Here is a similar ingredient list to the one I used:

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup flour

Filling
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8759 on: November 22, 2013, 05:11:22 PM »
OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?

I thought I had a handle on them, that this one < meant 'less than' because it pointed backwards on an imaginary number line:  3 < 4.   But then I got the update for "My Singing Monsters" and overnight my statistics went from 34 'likes' to  >1000 'likes'. Which would mean more than a thousand likes, correct?

The end with the smaller space between the lines is the smaller number - 2 < 3, or 100 > 0.
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