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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6195 on: December 06, 2012, 01:36:10 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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« Reply #6196 on: December 06, 2012, 01:38:21 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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« Reply #6197 on: December 06, 2012, 02:15:28 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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« Reply #6198 on: December 06, 2012, 02:20:48 PM »
I give it upon entering the house.

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« Reply #6199 on: December 06, 2012, 02:43:52 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."

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« Reply #6200 on: December 06, 2012, 03:07:23 PM »
I've always wanted to know this - how do container ships keep the shipping containers from sliding off the deck during rough seas? I know the containers themselves are really heavy and big (they only look small compared to the rest of the ship!) but I would think one rogue wave and all those containers would be at the bottom of the ocean.
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« Reply #6201 on: December 06, 2012, 03:44:10 PM »
Why do cats poop in a fresh litter box?  One of mine hardly waits until the fresh litter is in the box before he climbs in.  Does he save one just for that?!

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« Reply #6202 on: December 06, 2012, 03:46:37 PM »
LOL.  Yes, I think they do save it, just to christen the new box.
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« Reply #6203 on: December 06, 2012, 03:57:07 PM »
Why do cats poop in a fresh litter box?  One of mine hardly waits until the fresh litter is in the box before he climbs in.  Does he save one just for that?!

Yup.  I'm sure it's a "MY box!" statement.  (I have three cats, and four litter boxes.  And yes, when I'm scooping them, one of them will be there as soon as I push a box back in line, ready to add his/her territorial marker.  It would almost be comical... if it wasn't so flippin' odiferous!  ::))


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« Reply #6204 on: December 06, 2012, 05:03:07 PM »
Fresh cuts on Christmas trees -- what kind of saw do you need?

We're going to be buying our Christmas tree this weekend, and we'd like to make a fresh cut on the trunk to help it with water uptake.  What kind of saw do we use?  At the lost we used to buy from they'd use a chainsaw, but we don't want to buy a chainsaw to use just once a year.  So what kind of saw do we need?  Is a hacksaw going to be strong enough?

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« Reply #6205 on: December 06, 2012, 05:22:27 PM »
I've always wanted to know this - how do container ships keep the shipping containers from sliding off the deck during rough seas? I know the containers themselves are really heavy and big (they only look small compared to the rest of the ship!) but I would think one rogue wave and all those containers would be at the bottom of the ocean.

They do tend to be secured onto the deck. I think the bottom one is clamped and the others lock into place.luckily, it's not entirely foolproof as my father inspects damage which occurs in transit on ships.

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« Reply #6206 on: December 06, 2012, 05:24:30 PM »
Why do cats poop in a fresh litter box?  One of mine hardly waits until the fresh litter is in the box before he climbs in.  Does he save one just for that?!

At least yours wait, mine climb in while I'm cleaning it out!

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« Reply #6207 on: December 06, 2012, 05:28:18 PM »
Why do cats poop in a fresh litter box?  One of mine hardly waits until the fresh litter is in the box before he climbs in.  Does he save one just for that?!

Mine does it for the pure joy of annoying me.  I can tell by his self-satisfied smirk.   :P

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6208 on: December 06, 2012, 05:40:32 PM »
Fresh cuts on Christmas trees -- what kind of saw do you need?

We're going to be buying our Christmas tree this weekend, and we'd like to make a fresh cut on the trunk to help it with water uptake.  What kind of saw do we use?  At the lost we used to buy from they'd use a chainsaw, but we don't want to buy a chainsaw to use just once a year.  So what kind of saw do we need?  Is a hacksaw going to be strong enough?

Hacksaws are more for metal.  I've used a pruning saw with decent results.  Bow saws cut faster, as they are designed to cut logs. 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6209 on: December 06, 2012, 06:28:18 PM »
A wonderful co-worker is currently almost 7 months pregnant and deliriously happy. She is a great person and this is a much wanted child.  However, she is HUGE!!  The doctors have said the baby may end up being 10lbs plus.  Her bump is so big that she is having to carry it with her arms when she walks, but it's getting tiring.
Are there any products/slings that can help support such a huge front load?  Our suggestion of resting the bump on a small trolley and wheeling it around was met with   ::) but we would like to help.
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