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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6555 on: January 13, 2013, 11:48:15 AM »
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"Does this mean you use the red/green/blue cable and the red and white cable (and just let the yellow piece hang)?"

That's correct.  The r/g/b connections replace the single yellow plug, but the red and white connections on the original cable are for the sound so you'd end up using five connections and leaving the yellow unplugged.  For completeness, if the devices have an s-video connection that would replace either the yellow or the r/g/b set, and for most new devices, an HDMI connection replaces both the audio and video so you'd just need the HDMI cable and none of the others for that.

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« Reply #6556 on: January 13, 2013, 11:49:39 AM »
There is a fly buzzing around my house. It's mid-January; it's cold. There have been no flies around for months.

Where did this fly come from?
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« Reply #6557 on: January 13, 2013, 12:46:44 PM »
Are there any NFL football fans who can answer: How do they determine where the Super Bowl will be played each year? Do they alternate cities in a certain order? Do cities submit bids, like the Olympics?
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« Reply #6558 on: January 13, 2013, 01:10:13 PM »
Are there any NFL football fans who can answer: How do they determine where the Super Bowl will be played each year? Do they alternate cities in a certain order? Do cities submit bids, like the Olympics?

The latter. It's a bid process like the Olympics and decided a few years in advance. I only know this because Dallas had it a few years ago. It was nuts. :P

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6559 on: January 13, 2013, 02:10:31 PM »
There is a fly buzzing around my house. It's mid-January; it's cold. There have been no flies around for months.

Where did this fly come from?

It either hatched out in your warmer house, somewhere, or it was chilled enough that it was "sleeping" (I have no idea if flies hibernate or not) quietly someplace until it got warm enough to be active again.
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« Reply #6560 on: January 13, 2013, 06:21:25 PM »
A post I made on another thread received two interesting responses. 

My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'.  The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up. 

Does anyone have more information or references for this idea?  I don't intend to dress in accordance with this but I'm curious. 

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« Reply #6561 on: January 13, 2013, 06:25:41 PM »
Do people genuinely get bent out of shape by other people's choice of font, or s it an internet joke I'm not getting?

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« Reply #6562 on: January 13, 2013, 07:18:50 PM »
Do people genuinely get bent out of shape by other people's choice of font, or s it an internet joke I'm not getting?

Well, there IS comic sans...
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6563 on: January 13, 2013, 07:19:09 PM »
Do people genuinely get bent out of shape by other people's choice of font, or s it an internet joke I'm not getting?

Not "bent out of shape" precisely, but people who deal with fonts for a living gripe about font choices the way writers gripe about "50 Shades of Grey" or beer enthusiasts gripe about people who think they know a lot about beer but then rave about Bud Light.  There really are better and worse fonts for particular situations, but it's not always obvious to a layperson.

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« Reply #6564 on: January 13, 2013, 07:29:49 PM »
In my previous position, there was a man in district management who wasn't anyone's direct boss, but woe betide anybody in the branches who emailed him using anything other than Arial 12 pt font.

He was a petty man.

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« Reply #6565 on: January 13, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »
A post I made on another thread received two interesting responses. 

My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'.  The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up. 

Does anyone have more information or references for this idea?  I don't intend to dress in accordance with this but I'm curious.

Yes, I remember this theory from the mid 1980's. You used your skin, hair and eye colors to determine which season you were. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. You would use a color palette to choose clothing, makeup and accessories. I found a website that mentions it: http://www.colorconnections.com/best_colors.html

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« Reply #6566 on: January 13, 2013, 07:38:51 PM »
A post I made on another thread received two interesting responses. 

My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'.  The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up. 

Does anyone have more information or references for this idea?  I don't intend to dress in accordance with this but I'm curious.

I know there are certain colours that are supposed to be worn in certain seasons, although I don't subscribe to it myself. Purples, oranges and similar are for autumn, pastels for summer, jewel tones and dark colours for winter etc etc. Note that I am not talking about the colour matching thing where people say "You're a spring, you should wear dark puce and vomit green at all times" it's a general rule that it's 'wrong' to wear, say, charcoal grey in summer.

I didn't think anyone in the world outside of a magazine actually believed that until I put on a dark purple scarf in spring and a friend said "That's more of an autumn scarf, isn't it?"   ???
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« Reply #6567 on: January 13, 2013, 07:44:12 PM »
I had my colours done about 20 years ago.  I was determined to be a 'Summer'.  I looked best in bright, jewel tone colours or cool colours.  Springs looked best in pastel tones, autumns looked best in more muted tones, like khaki and rust orange or warm colours.  Winters were similar to summers but also looked good in black and true white.

There are some years that I can't buy anything new for my wardrobe because all the colours are warm tones, like coral and I look like death warmed over in warm tones.  Cool tones all the way for me.
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« Reply #6568 on: January 13, 2013, 08:27:33 PM »
I have a book from the early eighties called Color Me Beautiful and I identified myself as a winter using its guidelines.  I got such impressive results from it that I have continued to live by it ever since. 

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« Reply #6569 on: January 13, 2013, 08:47:34 PM »
A post I made on another thread received two interesting responses. 

My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'.  The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up. 

Does anyone have more information or references for this idea?  I don't intend to dress in accordance with this but I'm curious.

I know there are certain colours that are supposed to be worn in certain seasons, although I don't subscribe to it myself. Purples, oranges and similar are for autumn, pastels for summer, jewel tones and dark colours for winter etc etc. Note that I am not talking about the colour matching thing where people say "You're a spring, you should wear dark puce and vomit green at all times" it's a general rule that it's 'wrong' to wear, say, charcoal grey in summer.

I didn't think anyone in the world outside of a magazine actually believed that until I put on a dark purple scarf in spring and a friend said "That's more of an autumn scarf, isn't it?"   ???

I probably would have said, "It's for when it's cold...so right now it's a spring scarf," with a deep look of confusion.  I don't do this "fashion" stuff.
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