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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9555 on: July 23, 2014, 07:42:53 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.
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« Reply #9556 on: July 23, 2014, 12:04:47 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?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9557 on: July 23, 2014, 04:30:04 PM »
Would it work if I were to crack an egg on my rice/bean salad and put it in the microwave?
Any chance it would cook ok and not just explode everywhere?
I'm looking for a somewhat runny kind of egg, not fully cooked, so that I can stir it in the salad.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9558 on: July 23, 2014, 04:30:58 PM »
Would it work if I were to crack an egg on my rice/bean salad and put it in the microwave?
Any chance it would cook ok and not just explode everywhere?
I'm looking for a somewhat runny kind of egg, not fully cooked, so that I can stir it in the salad.

I don't know about runny...but my mom makes scrambled eggs in the microwave all of the time.  She doesn't put it in for very long, though, less than 2 minutes I think.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9559 on: July 23, 2014, 04:32:53 PM »
Would it work if I were to crack an egg on my rice/bean salad and put it in the microwave?
Any chance it would cook ok and not just explode everywhere?
I'm looking for a somewhat runny kind of egg, not fully cooked, so that I can stir it in the salad.

I don't know about runny...but my mom makes scrambled eggs in the microwave all of the time.  She doesn't put it in for very long, though, less than 2 minutes I think.

I scramble eggs in the microwave all the time. Two minutes will do it. But be sure to cover the bowl with a damp paper towel so your egg doesn't get too dry.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9560 on: July 23, 2014, 08:11:35 PM »
Would it work if I were to crack an egg on my rice/bean salad and put it in the microwave?
Any chance it would cook ok and not just explode everywhere?
I'm looking for a somewhat runny kind of egg, not fully cooked, so that I can stir it in the salad.

I don't know about runny...but my mom makes scrambled eggs in the microwave all of the time.  She doesn't put it in for very long, though, less than 2 minutes I think.

I scramble eggs in the microwave all the time. Two minutes will do it. But be sure to cover the bowl with a damp paper towel so your egg doesn't get too dry.

it should work, just make sure the yolk  is broken and cover it with a damp paper to help contain any 'pops'
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9561 on: July 23, 2014, 09:00:43 PM »
Would it work if I were to crack an egg on my rice/bean salad and put it in the microwave?
Any chance it would cook ok and not just explode everywhere?
I'm looking for a somewhat runny kind of egg, not fully cooked, so that I can stir it in the salad.

I don't know about runny...but my mom makes scrambled eggs in the microwave all of the time.  She doesn't put it in for very long, though, less than 2 minutes I think.

I scramble eggs in the microwave all the time. Two minutes will do it. But be sure to cover the bowl with a damp paper towel so your egg doesn't get too dry.

it should work, just make sure the yolk  is broken and cover it with a damp paper to help contain any 'pops'

I may be too late to the party, but poking the yolk and white a few times with a toothpick or fork is good for preventing the mini explosions.

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« Reply #9562 on: July 23, 2014, 09:59:22 PM »
House numbers in the US: I've seen street addresses like "11907 Wicks St". Does that mean the street is long enough to have 11 thousand houses in it, or are the numbers assigned some other way?

One of the things that I found strange when I moved to my current location was that all house numbers that I've seen have at least 4 digits, often 5.  I'm used to 3, and both in heavily populated surburban areas near major cities (so we're not talking suburban versus rural or whatever).  My current house number has 4 digits and starts in the 6s, something like 6942, so you'd think I live on a block with 6000 houses... but I live on a dead-end street with 16 houses, all 1 digit apart.  So it's just a little road with houses 6938 to 6953, and that's it.  Very odd.

But yes, as others have said, often it's far more systematic, especially in cities with a grid system.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9563 on: July 23, 2014, 10:16:34 PM »
Cook the salad first until its hot then crack the egg on top.  As you mix it in, the heat from the salad should cook the egg.  If it's still too runny, you can pop it back in the microwave. 
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« Reply #9564 on: July 24, 2014, 02:34:08 AM »
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.

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« Reply #9565 on: July 24, 2014, 05:23:08 AM »
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.

A restaurant supply store might have them.
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« Reply #9566 on: July 24, 2014, 06:07:10 AM »
I know that I got a couple of plates like that in a picnic set from Tupperware - and Husband has appropriated them to use them as microwave dinner plates!
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9567 on: July 24, 2014, 06:22:28 AM »
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.

I've seen them at secondhand/thrift shops, too.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9568 on: July 24, 2014, 06:24:26 AM »
I can tell one on myself, or "Ask a silly question..."

I'm taking a sign language course at the School for the Deaf.  We were doing finger spelling, and I asked the instructor how you signed ASL (American Sign Language).  He promptly signed out A-S-L.  ::).

Okay now I'll tell one on myself. So a friend of mine in HS was deaf, and several of the girls in the group knew an extensive amount of ASL (they were all related, and had a cousin who was deaf). I asked one of the girls to sign the word 'who' to me, because i had forgotten it (at this point I had been studying ASL on my own off and on since I was eight). Something got mucked up between her telling me and me signing it to my deaf friend. Oh yes. All six of them laughed themselves silly.

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« Reply #9569 on: July 24, 2014, 08:04:27 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.
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