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Dindrane

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6165 on: December 04, 2012, 09:13:46 PM »
If you thawed the chicken in the fridge, then it's fine for a few days at least. If you thawed the chicken by leaving it in cold water on the counter or some method that didn't involve continuous refrigeration, I wouldn't trust it at all unless you cooked it right away and then refrigerated it.

My DH managed to give himself campylobacter by eating improperly cooked chicken once. It was pretty miserable, and not an experience either of us would like to repeat.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6166 on: December 04, 2012, 09:18:34 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 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.
I don't think it's DD -- she works as a police dispatcher/911.  She wouldn't have a job if it was something about her voice.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6167 on: December 05, 2012, 08:43:46 AM »
Mental Magpie, it should be fine as long as it is thoroughly cooked, if it wasn't thawed in the refrigerator.  For future reference, though, it probably would have been safest to cook it last night once your oven equilabrated to room temperature and then refrigerated it to use tonight.

(I wouldn't have bothered cooking it - as far as I know, I've never had food poisoning and I'm not as careful as I should be, for sure.)

After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6168 on: December 05, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
Elfmama wrote:

"I don't think it's DD -- she works as a police dispatcher/911.  She wouldn't have a job if it was something about her voice."

It wouldn't be the timbre of her voice that causes that, but it might be due to her particular anatomy.  Cell phones vary in sound quality due to a lot of factors, and shape/size/microphone positioning can be a big part of it.  In her job, she's likely wearing a headset so positioning isn't an issue due to the mic being on a boom.  But if her phone is shaped such that on her particular shape of head/face/cheek/hands, she blocks the mic or feedback sensors while holding it, it'll sound bad.  The test I usually suggest to see if it's positional is to have her put the phone on a stand or lay it on a table about four inches away from her face, directly in front of her, and speak normally.  See if it sounds different from when she's holding it to the side of her head.  Also, have her remove any covers or protectors, or try holding it in her other hand in case she's blocking the ports with her fingers.  Also, have her call you from a different cell phone (like from your DH's phone) and see if it's any different.

If the sound quality changes due to position, the only real fix is for her to change how she holds the phone, get a headset (a Bluetooth earbud can often fix this sort of problem) or switch to a different phone.  If positioning doesn't help, then a chat with her service provider is in order to discuss possible issues with sound quality, since one of the other issues phones can have is related to antenna positioning and broadcast strength.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6169 on: December 05, 2012, 02:18:20 PM »
Thanks, Virg! :)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6170 on: December 05, 2012, 08:08:07 PM »
Why is my Internet connection speed so much slower this week?
I got amazon prime 2 weekends ago, and last week had no problems watching videos,  this week it's play, pause, play pause, ad nauseum.  Why would it change?
( I have whatever the basic-est connection is, through the phone company, and if it didn't/ couldn't work, I'd be fine, but again, last week it worked beautifully!)

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« Reply #6171 on: December 05, 2012, 09:41:17 PM »
Does anyone else have an almost-eidetic auditory memory, but only for certain things? For example, if I like your voice or it sticks out to me, I can remember 95% of what you've ever said. Same with movies. I can parrot a movie back to you after watching it twice, or a song after hearing it a couple of times. Of course, if my ear doesn't find your voice "memorable" then I'll only remember 75% or so of what you've said. (This is part of the reason I'm hoping to get a job in England this summer. For some reason any sort of British accent sticks with me like glue.)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6172 on: December 06, 2012, 07:27:14 AM »
Does anyone else have an almost-eidetic auditory memory, but only for certain things? For example, if I like your voice or it sticks out to me, I can remember 95% of what you've ever said. Same with movies. I can parrot a movie back to you after watching it twice, or a song after hearing it a couple of times. Of course, if my ear doesn't find your voice "memorable" then I'll only remember 75% or so of what you've said. (This is part of the reason I'm hoping to get a job in England this summer. For some reason any sort of British accent sticks with me like glue.)

I can hear, in precise details, the exact tone, phrasing, and timbre of someone's voice in certain situations long after the fact. Not with everything, and musical stuff stays more with me than prose, but I can hear the exact almost recorded sound at times. A blessing and a curse (I can remember insults and things in precise detail for years....)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6173 on: December 06, 2012, 12:26:46 PM »
Does anyone use Tumbr?  I don't have an account but sometimes look at tags and it's been really weird this week. 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6174 on: December 06, 2012, 12:34:14 PM »
Does anyone use Tumbr?  I don't have an account but sometimes look at tags and it's been really weird this week.
Tumblr was hacked this last week. 

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« Reply #6175 on: December 06, 2012, 12:36:10 PM »
Does anyone use Tumbr?  I don't have an account but sometimes look at tags and it's been really weird this week.
Tumblr was hacked this last week.

Thanks.  So it's still hacked and messed up as of today?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6176 on: December 06, 2012, 12:38:21 PM »
Does anyone use Tumbr?  I don't have an account but sometimes look at tags and it's been really weird this week.
Tumblr was hacked this last week.

Thanks.  So it's still hacked and messed up as of today?

Well, according to Gizmodo, it's fixed.  Here's some info:  http://gizmodo.com/5965154/tumblrs-getting-massively-hacked-right-now-but-theres-an-easy-fix

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6177 on: December 06, 2012, 01:15:28 PM »
When do you give an hostess's gift?
My situation might be a bit particular, my SO invited me to his home town (at his parents house) for his birthday (he goes there every year for the weekend).
We're getting there on Friday night and staying for the w-e, and I bought chocolates for the family.
I'm not sure if we're eating dinner before leaving or eating there, and since it will be pretty late it might not be with his parents. I don't know if they're the type to take a tea/coffee after diner because I could get them out at that time. But if I don't get to give them that night how/when do I do it?
I've never really had to bring an hostess gift before, and it's the second time I'll meet his parents.
Oh and I'm really awkward in situations like these..

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6178 on: December 06, 2012, 01:20:48 PM »
I give it upon entering the house.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6179 on: December 06, 2012, 01:43:52 PM »
When do you give an hostess's gift?
My situation might be a bit particular, my SO invited me to his home town (at his parents house) for his birthday (he goes there every year for the weekend).
We're getting there on Friday night and staying for the w-e, and I bought chocolates for the family.
I'm not sure if we're eating dinner before leaving or eating there, and since it will be pretty late it might not be with his parents. I don't know if they're the type to take a tea/coffee after diner because I could get them out at that time. But if I don't get to give them that night how/when do I do it?
I've never really had to bring an hostess gift before, and it's the second time I'll meet his parents.
Oh and I'm really awkward in situations like these..

When you're first coming in and greeting/being introduced to the hosts. "Hello, you're so nice to have us! I thought you'd like these chocolates, they looked delicious."