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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6135 on: December 03, 2012, 02:32:56 PM »
Why do I get a roaring noise in my ears when something painful is in my eye or I hurt my nose?

I have sort of a spin-off question about weird body noises. Does anyone else hear a weird hissing sort of noise in the back of their neck when they're really hungry? It kind of sounds like water tricking through a very tiny hose. Is this normal? What causes it?

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« Reply #6136 on: December 03, 2012, 04:02:22 PM »
All these weird sounds in people's heads probably have to do with sinus'.  Often people only think if nasal sinus' when they hear the word, but really a sinus is just a canal through bone.  There are tons of them in the head, because if there weren't and our skulls were solid bone, they'd be too heavy to hold up. So each of you probably has some sort of fluid or gases running through your various cranial sinus' that are either being exacerbated due to something (hunger, pain, inflammation, etc) or becoming more noticeable due to something.

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« Reply #6137 on: December 03, 2012, 04:07:48 PM »
We recently called to have Internet turned on at our house. We chose self installation because we have a modem and router. When we went to hook up them, we realized all we have is a phone jack. We called the provider and tried to explain the problem and could we please have a technician out. The technician came out and "repaired the line" but never came in the house (we thought he never even showed up, called today, and that's what the told us). I was frustrated and knew I might lose it a little, so I thanked the lady an hung up.

I just want Internet hooked up and I feel like I'm up against a brick wall. How can I set up Internet with just a single phone jack? If it helps, we have a Motorola Surfboarf 6020 modem.

It would be one thing if it were a DSL modem, but this sounds like a cable modem.  Am I right in assuming you don't have cable TV?

We have DirectTv. Can we get an adapter to split the co-ax cable?

That's a cable modem. It probably won't work with anything but cable, and then only downloading -- you need a land line for uploading -- DirecTV is just a receiver. Who did you call to get the "Internet turned on"? Direct-TV? Your local phone provider? Since you have a phone jack, it sounds like you called the phone provider who put in a DSL line. You need a different modem for that.
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« Reply #6138 on: December 03, 2012, 04:14:48 PM »
We recently called to have Internet turned on at our house. We chose self installation because we have a modem and router. When we went to hook up them, we realized all we have is a phone jack. We called the provider and tried to explain the problem and could we please have a technician out. The technician came out and "repaired the line" but never came in the house (we thought he never even showed up, called today, and that's what the told us). I was frustrated and knew I might lose it a little, so I thanked the lady an hung up.

I just want Internet hooked up and I feel like I'm up against a brick wall. How can I set up Internet with just a single phone jack? If it helps, we have a Motorola Surfboarf 6020 modem.

It would be one thing if it were a DSL modem, but this sounds like a cable modem.  Am I right in assuming you don't have cable TV?

We have DirectTv. Can we get an adapter to split the co-ax cable?

That's a cable modem. It probably won't work with anything but cable, and then only downloading -- you need a land line for uploading -- DirecTV is just a receiver. Who did you call to get the "Internet turned on"? Direct-TV? Your local phone provider? Since you have a phone jack, it sounds like you called the phone provider who put in a DSL line. You need a different modem for that.

However, the DSL modem *does* work over a standard phone line.  So your single phone jack would be enough (although they used to require filters... I'm not sure about currently.)
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« Reply #6139 on: December 03, 2012, 04:17:59 PM »
However, the DSL modem *does* work over a standard phone line.  So your single phone jack would be enough (although they used to require filters... I'm not sure about currently.)

I think you still need to add filters for every jack that has a conventional phone plugged in. Or, have the filter put in at the MPE and run a specific unfiltered line to where the DSL modem is plugged in.
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« Reply #6140 on: December 03, 2012, 04:24:15 PM »
My library also uses Overdrive and Adobe Digital Editions.  I have a Nook Tablet.  Once you get the hang of it, downloading digital library books is easy.  I can also choose to check out for 7, 14 or 21 days.

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« Reply #6141 on: December 03, 2012, 04:47:29 PM »
RE: Nook & Libraries --

Thank you everybody that responded. ;D

I looked up Mom's library and sent an inquiry to the Librarian. I received quite a lengthy (personal) response explaining all the details (I'll print out the e-mail and give it to Mom along with the gift.)

They are part of a library co-op so there are plenty of books available. They do use Overdrive, and are compatible with Kindle, Nook, even lap-top readers. It sounded like the most difficult part will be the initial set-up/sign-in process and librarian said that if there is any problems at all Mom can just bring her Nook in and they will gladly help her.

So, I think we have a "GO!" for Moms x-mas gift!



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« Reply #6142 on: December 03, 2012, 05:34:13 PM »
However, the DSL modem *does* work over a standard phone line.  So your single phone jack would be enough (although they used to require filters... I'm not sure about currently.)

I think you still need to add filters for every jack that has a conventional phone plugged in. Or, have the filter put in at the MPE and run a specific unfiltered line to where the DSL modem is plugged in.

I am thoroughly and utterly embarrassed for myself  :-[ :-[ :-[.  I didn't know they still made DSL modems and thought cable ones were the only kind...and I call myself a gamer... ::)

Ahem.  I bought a DSL modem and solved the problem for myself. 

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« Reply #6143 on: December 03, 2012, 05:46:30 PM »
However, the DSL modem *does* work over a standard phone line.  So your single phone jack would be enough (although they used to require filters... I'm not sure about currently.)

I think you still need to add filters for every jack that has a conventional phone plugged in. Or, have the filter put in at the MPE and run a specific unfiltered line to where the DSL modem is plugged in.

I am thoroughly and utterly embarrassed for myself  :-[ :-[ :-[.  I didn't know they still made DSL modems and thought cable ones were the only kind...and I call myself a gamer... ::)

Ahem.  I bought a DSL modem and solved the problem for myself.

Well!  There you go.
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« Reply #6144 on: December 03, 2012, 05:59:21 PM »
Why do some cell phone calls sound like the caller is in the bottom of a barrel?  DH can call me on his cell and the sound is crystal-clear.  When DD#2 calls, there is so much reverb that I have to ask her to repeat the bits that I can't make a reasonable guess at.  She can hear me just fine.

DH and I have two older bottom-of-the-line Motorola flip-phones.  DD has a new top-of-the-line Android.  All of us are on Verizon.  So what gives?  Why does the "better" phone have the worst sound?
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« Reply #6145 on: December 03, 2012, 07:29:46 PM »
A lot of the newer high-end smartphones are packed with so much technology that the manufacturers forgot it still needs to function as a phone. ::)
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« Reply #6146 on: December 03, 2012, 10:26:27 PM »
Why do some cell phone calls sound like the caller is in the bottom of a barrel?  DH can call me on his cell and the sound is crystal-clear.  When DD#2 calls, there is so much reverb that I have to ask her to repeat the bits that I can't make a reasonable guess at.  She can hear me just fine.

DH and I have two older bottom-of-the-line Motorola flip-phones.  DD has a new top-of-the-line Android.  All of us are on Verizon.  So what gives?  Why does the "better" phone have the worst sound?

It could be her case. DH and I both have the same phone (a Galaxy S2 if that helps) and I had no problems whereas he was ALWAYS echo-ey. For some reason one day he had the case off and the sound was fine. He got a different case and no problems to this day. It's worth a try.

My old Motorola flip phone (I loved that phone) used to get echo-ey depending on the reception, so it could be that too if it is happening in certain locations.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6147 on: December 04, 2012, 08:26:13 AM »
Do you need to put a stamp on a letter to Santa at the North Pole?  Will the mail carrier take it without the stamp?
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« Reply #6148 on: December 04, 2012, 08:45:26 AM »
I think it depends on the community.  The letters are likely to be collected but  the post office is as far as it gets.   

When I was a child, letters to Santa usually had a Christmas seal or a sticker as 'postage'. 

One of the major department store chains in the US is collecting letters to Santa in its stores. For each letter, a small donation to charity is made but the letters have to have appropriate postage.  I suppose this is to deter people from stuffing the box.

   

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« Reply #6149 on: December 04, 2012, 09:26:45 AM »
Why do some cell phone calls sound like the caller is in the bottom of a barrel?  DH can call me on his cell and the sound is crystal-clear.  When DD#2 calls, there is so much reverb that I have to ask her to repeat the bits that I can't make a reasonable guess at.  She can hear me just fine.

DH and I have two older bottom-of-the-line Motorola flip-phones.  DD has a new top-of-the-line Android.  All of us are on Verizon.  So what gives?  Why does the "better" phone have the worst sound?

It might be her.
Myself, my DH, my best friend and her DH all have the exact same phone, and same carrier.  I can understand my DH and her DH just fine, and everyone can understand me and the husbands.  But my BFF?  Just like with every previous cell phone, sounds muffled and garbled and awful.  Its her - she just has a bad cell phone voice somehow.