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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9540 on: July 24, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »
I have a 'shared experience' question (and this is not intended to procure any medical advice, I'm just curious if anybody else has had this happen).

Have you ever been so tired - or a certain type of tired/exhausted - that you feel hungover? (Even though no spirits were imbibed?) I have had that happen and recently a coworker said she'd had something similar happen when she was particularly tired, so I wondered if this was common. A good night's sleep took care of the problem.

I've been so exhausted I've felt almost drunk, but I'm not sure about hungover. I was woozy and couldn't process things normally.

My sleep is really poor due to my EDS - very disturbed and I don't think I ever get into deep sleep. I feel like this most days - always a slight undercurrent of wooziness, if that makes sense. It hadn't occurred to me that it was a result of lack of sleep but it very well might be.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9541 on: July 24, 2014, 11:11:56 AM »
This is really stupid but I just downloaded onto my computer some pictures from my kid's new camera (first time doing it).  I want to delete everything on her camera to make room for our upcoming trip. Anyway, the files are HUGE--like 4x bigger than my other picture files.

Is there a way to automatically resize the files while/when I'm downloading them?  I

Hmm, I'm also wondering if there is a setting in the camera itself to make the files smaller (obviously y'all wouldn't know that, just thinking aloud here).

I use Google's Picasa to import and edit photos. Try to keep them a high resolution, you can always compress the folder.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9542 on: July 24, 2014, 02:50:48 PM »
Does anyone know where I could find a source for the plates like the ones that microwave dinners used to come on? Beige plastic (or something similar) about 7 1/2 inches when measured across the plate and they have an edge/rim. They were/are perfect to use as sandwich plates or as craft plate. Mine are too warn out to still be safe for food. Thanks for your help.

Like these?

http://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=microwave+divided+dinner+plates&ei=UTF-8&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs-att_001&type=sbc_dsl

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9543 on: July 24, 2014, 04:48:50 PM »
This is really stupid but I just downloaded onto my computer some pictures from my kid's new camera (first time doing it).  I want to delete everything on her camera to make room for our upcoming trip. Anyway, the files are HUGE--like 4x bigger than my other picture files.

Is there a way to automatically resize the files while/when I'm downloading them?  I

Hmm, I'm also wondering if there is a setting in the camera itself to make the files smaller (obviously y'all wouldn't know that, just thinking aloud here).

1) yes, there should be a setting on the camera to change the picture size - if you don't want to waste tme mucking through menus, Google for your camera model + "change resolution."

2) some fancier software can do things like this in bulk, but I doubt it's anything you can automate with your basic photo software.

Beware -- with a lower resolution it's true, the file size will be smaller. However you will also lower the quality. While the photos will still look good on screen, if you ever want to print them (especially at larger sizes like 8x10) they will look pixilated/muddy.

Like ladyknight1 said, you could always compress the folder with WinZip or burn the files to CD/DVD for storage.

If you're concerned about not having enough memory on the camera for your trip, maybe get a second SIM card for the camera. When one is full, switch it out with the fresh one. This way you can take the photos at hi-resolution and not worry about the quality of that perfect shot that you want to blow up to poster size.



P.S. For reference: https://ww2.lifepics.com/photography-tips/Check-Image-Resolution.html

It is also true that the larger resolution photos will be huge for e-mailing, much slower down-load time, etc. So for this purpose you still will need a program to resize the photos. Sorry, not to sound snobby, but I only use PhotoShop (part of my profession ;)) so I can't help you with the lower-end programs that do this.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9544 on: July 24, 2014, 05:25:54 PM »
I have a computer question- I've looked on the internet, but I'm still not sure, so I'm hoping some tech-y ehellion can help me out.

A friend gave me an older Mac G5 Powermac with the monitor. The mac cannot be upgraded without a bunch of money, but I love the monitor. If I buy a new PC tower, can I hook it to the Mac monitor?

I'm starting school soon, and thought the powermac would work, but I need a newer system.

Most G5 models had two video ports, one is DVI and the other is ADC. DVI is more general, while ADC is/was specific to Apple. If the monitor is an ADC monitor, then you need an ADC-to-DVI adapter to use it with just about any other system. Can you find the model # of the monitor?

It's a Studio Display monitor. With an adapter, will it work ok with a pc, or should I get a complete desktop? And thank you!
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« Reply #9545 on: July 24, 2014, 05:35:41 PM »
Does anyone know where I could find a source for the plates like the ones that microwave dinners used to come on? Beige plastic (or something similar) about 7 1/2 inches when measured across the plate and they have an edge/rim. They were/are perfect to use as sandwich plates or as craft plate. Mine are too warn out to still be safe for food. Thanks for your help.

Like these?

http://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=microwave+divided+dinner+plates&ei=UTF-8&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs-att_001&type=sbc_dsl
No, not divided. We like the ones we have because they are the perfect size for a sandwich.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9546 on: July 24, 2014, 06:34:30 PM »
Not a sim card, an SD or CF card for the camera. They are available at reasonable prices on Amazon.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9547 on: July 25, 2014, 12:46:39 AM »
I have a computer question- I've looked on the internet, but I'm still not sure, so I'm hoping some tech-y ehellion can help me out.

A friend gave me an older Mac G5 Powermac with the monitor. The mac cannot be upgraded without a bunch of money, but I love the monitor. If I buy a new PC tower, can I hook it to the Mac monitor?

I'm starting school soon, and thought the powermac would work, but I need a newer system.

Most G5 models had two video ports, one is DVI and the other is ADC. DVI is more general, while ADC is/was specific to Apple. If the monitor is an ADC monitor, then you need an ADC-to-DVI adapter to use it with just about any other system. Can you find the model # of the monitor?

It's a Studio Display monitor. With an adapter, will it work ok with a pc, or should I get a complete desktop? And thank you!

Not sure, to be honest. The first Studio Display (CRT) used a VGA connector, then they switched to ADC. The flat panel version used ADC. You'll likely need an adapter of some kind. I can't tell more without seeing the connectors.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9548 on: July 26, 2014, 12:39:54 PM »
Are Mockingbirds in Alabama the same species as Mockingbirds in Texas?

The reason I ask is in To Kill a Mockingbird there is this quote in chapter 10

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“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”



This is not how I would describe a Mockingbird. They are quite territorial here. A few years ago our 5th graders had to use their backpacks, books, or umbrellas to protect themselves from one at with at nest at the end of the ramp from the 5th grade portables. This bird would dive bomb anyone or group coming or going. It would peck at the kids as they walked by. We were told we could not get rid of the nest because it is the state bird.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9549 on: July 26, 2014, 02:18:51 PM »
Are Mockingbirds in Alabama the same species as Mockingbirds in Texas?

The reason I ask is in To Kill a Mockingbird there is this quote in chapter 10

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“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”



This is not how I would describe a Mockingbird. They are quite territorial here. A few years ago our 5th graders had to use their backpacks, books, or umbrellas to protect themselves from one at with at nest at the end of the ramp from the 5th grade portables. This bird would dive bomb anyone or group coming or going. It would peck at the kids as they walked by. We were told we could not get rid of the nest because it is the state bird.


I'm fairly sure the only species in the Continental US is the Northern Mockingbird.

They are quite territorial though, especially if they have an active nest. I've seen ones here in Florida run off Hawks and other large birds of prey. Let me tell you, they mean business.
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« Reply #9550 on: July 27, 2014, 01:03:33 AM »
I have heard that sometimes anemia (not enough iron in the diet) can cause hair to thin - if you've not reached menopause yet, you might ask about a blood test to see if you're anemic.  If you have reached menopause, I understand that you are less likely to be anemic...but it probably can't hurt to have a blood test anyway...too much iron is not good for you, either.

Yea, a friend of mine realized her hair was getting REALLY thin after she became a vegetarian - she asked her doc, and it seems she wasn't getting enough iron.
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« Reply #9551 on: July 27, 2014, 07:47:55 PM »
Why do pilots make announcements about the weather forecast at the flight destination? It usually comes right after an update on the expected arrival time (which is useful), and it seems like it happens on all or most flights that I've been on, so I assume the pilots aren't just independently deciding to do this. Is it part of their training? If so, why?

Unless the weather is bad enough to delay landing or require re-routing, it seems pretty pointless--the flight is already booked, boarded, and in the air, so it's not like the passengers can decide not to go to Orlando after all or even grab an umbrella. There's pretty much nothing the passengers can do with weather information until they're actually in the destination airport, yet it's put into announcements that override all in-flight media. Usually by the time they're talking about weather, I just want them to wrap it up so I can get back to reading, listening to music, trying to sleep, or watching the in-flight movie (which is, of course, auto-paused during the announcement...or worse, is continuing merrily along while the passengers miss the dialog, as happened on my most recent flight  ::)).

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« Reply #9552 on: July 27, 2014, 08:10:24 PM »
I appreciate the weather forecast. It lets me know if I should pull out the sweater in my carry on or if I am fine the way I am, if I can go ahead with my plans or if I should rethink something.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9553 on: July 27, 2014, 08:58:20 PM »
Is it rude for someone to attend a wedding, but leave before the reception? The reception immediately followed, with a 15 minute social period with an open bar in between.
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« Reply #9554 on: July 27, 2014, 09:09:23 PM »
Is it rude for someone to attend a wedding, but leave before the reception? The reception immediately followed, with a 15 minute social period with an open bar in between.

I don't think it's rude.  Most (though by no means all) people think the wedding is the "important" part.  That's the part you want to witness and be a part of. 

The rest is more of a party celebrating that important event that just occurred.  It may be that the person or couple had other really important things that had to be taken care of.  Or there may be liquor served and they aren't comfortable being around that.  Or they just don't like crowds and noise and music and the other things that sometimes happen at a reception. 

The only time I think it would be rude would be if it were an RSVP type reception they had said they were planning to attend and then left right after the wedding instead.  I'd hope no one would do that without a very good reason.