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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6270 on: December 13, 2012, 01:53:23 AM »
I'm puzzled.  You refer to a "Star Trek: Nemesis", yet the final film of the Star Trek franchise was First Contact.  :P

/the last Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi, too
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« Reply #6271 on: December 13, 2012, 02:21:00 AM »
I'm puzzled.  You refer to a "Star Trek: Nemesis", yet the final film of the Star Trek franchise was First Contact.  :P

/the last Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi, too
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« Reply #6272 on: December 13, 2012, 05:26:53 AM »
Dumb question: I've never owned an MP3 player until getting my current iPad.  I have a bunch of CDs.  Is there a way to get my music onto iTunes or whatnot so I can play it from my iPad?  Ideally on the device itself instead of "the cloud" so I can play it in the car on trips?  DH's car has a CD stuck in the CD player and it won't come out, so driving with him means either listening to the radio or Enya.
Assuming your computer has a CD drive, open iTunes and then put the CD in the drive. iTunes will automatically ask you if you want to save the tracks. A list of all the tracks on the CD will appear and you can select which ones you want, it'll start ripping them, then they'll appear in your Music section.

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« Reply #6273 on: December 13, 2012, 07:48:50 AM »
If I'm making a personal sale (not back to Amazon) of a Kindle, Should I de-register it? 
(Seems, obvious, but want to double check).

I do plan to default back to factory blank, or whatever it will let me do.

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« Reply #6274 on: December 13, 2012, 07:55:13 AM »
here's another star trek question

When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?
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« Reply #6275 on: December 13, 2012, 08:34:58 AM »
Miraculous leaps in transporter technology. It's amazing the things they can do these days :P

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« Reply #6276 on: December 13, 2012, 09:49:05 AM »
here's another star trek question

When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?

Probably the same reason why the physical appearance of the Trill hosts changed from facial protuberances to pretty dot patterns.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6277 on: December 13, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6278 on: December 13, 2012, 09:58:17 AM »
dawnfire wrote:

"When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?"

There's this pretty cool piece of technology in the Star Trek universe called the "ret-con".  They used it on the transporters when they introduced Jadzia Dax, and it made the transporter safe for Trills to use.

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« Reply #6279 on: December 13, 2012, 01:22:16 PM »
If I'm making a personal sale (not back to Amazon) of a Kindle, Should I de-register it? 
(Seems, obvious, but want to double check).

I do plan to default back to factory blank, or whatever it will let me do.

I would de-register it, then do a factory re-set if needed.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6280 on: December 13, 2012, 02:46:22 PM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D

Yes, but then I remember that the only realistic way for a transporter to operate as seen in Star Trek would be for them to kill you by dissolving you into atoms, analyse your residue, and then make an exact copy of you elsewhere. And then I remember that this is a *government issue* transporter. And then I decide I'd rather drive  :)
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« Reply #6281 on: December 13, 2012, 02:59:19 PM »
Does anyone ever actually just "flip a coin" to help them make an important decision? I know I've been tempted to in the past, but I don't anyone who's ever actually done it.

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« Reply #6282 on: December 13, 2012, 03:01:57 PM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D

Yes, but then I remember that the only realistic way for a transporter to operate as seen in Star Trek would be for them to kill you by dissolving you into atoms, analyse your residue, and then make an exact copy of you elsewhere. And then I remember that this is a *government issue* transporter. And then I decide I'd rather drive  :)

The bonus is, the copy doesn't know it's been disintegrated, so the next time it goes to use the transporter, it gets vaporized and *another* copy is spawned...

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« Reply #6283 on: December 13, 2012, 03:04:25 PM »
Girlie, I do!  One guy I work with was offered both positions that he'd interviewed for in our office.  He'd done contract work in both sections so he knew what each job was about.  They both had pros and cons and he just couldn't make up his mind so he flipped a coin to decide which job to take.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6284 on: December 13, 2012, 03:20:07 PM »
Does anyone ever actually just "flip a coin" to help them make an important decision? I know I've been tempted to in the past, but I don't anyone who's ever actually done it.

Not quite, but I knew someone who flipped a coin to help decide whether to accept a marriage proposal or not

In reality, she couldn't decide, so another friend suggested that she pick "Heads, yes, tails, no" and flip a coin. The logic was that if she felt disappointed by the result she would gain insight into her feelings.
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