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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6570 on: January 15, 2013, 01:23:54 PM »
Maybe we could move the color tones to its own thread? There appears to be enough discussion on it to justify a spinoff. :)

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« Reply #6571 on: January 16, 2013, 10:38:52 AM »
My watch keeps losing time, once I correct it it seems happy enough until the next day when it's lost time again.  Is it possible that the cold weather is causing the battery to stop working but once I put it on and it gets up to body temperature by being on my wrist the battery works perfectly well?

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« Reply #6572 on: January 16, 2013, 10:46:55 AM »
Is it an analog watch (face rather than digital) and does it have a date function?  My Seiko developed an issue at about 25 years old where the function to move the date forward each day would get hung up as the watch clicked forward at midnight, which would stop the watch.  It would eventually click over and the watch would start again.  I would reset it in the morning and it would tick over just fine all day but then get hung up again as the date tried to change.

It was an expensive fix but worth it to me because of the sentimental value of the watch.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6573 on: January 16, 2013, 02:51:13 PM »
Yes it's analogue but it doesn't have a date function.  I've had it for just over eleven years and whenever the battery has died previously it's stopped dead rather than being encouraged back to life.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6574 on: January 16, 2013, 06:48:26 PM »

I am a Winter - with pale skin, medium eyes, and dark hair - and I already knew that I looked better in black or white than I did in ivory (Mom talked me into an ivory wedding gown - fortunately at the time, my mess dress was black, white, and silver - I looked GOOD in those colors). 

I have found ONE shade of orange that looks good on me (and I haven't seen it in the stores in decades - it was an almost flourescent orange - with an almost blue undertone) - but it got me a lot of compliments when I wore that dress!

I am a winter, too, and I also found a shade  of orange that looks well on me. I think of it as a true Crayola orange.  I cannot wear melon, coral, apricot, or any other kind of red with a yellow undertone but I can wear my Crayola orange.  Last year, there was a lot of that color in the stores and I stocked up. 


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« Reply #6575 on: January 18, 2013, 10:09:12 AM »
My post was about dressing in accord with your 'season'.  The only time I ever heard about this was when MIL brought it up. 

It's pointless, is what it is. I've been "consulted" many a time. I'm apparently all four seasons.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6576 on: January 18, 2013, 10:10:50 AM »
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.

I deal with fonts for living and while there are fonts that are better suited for certain situations (the use of Copperplate in the most recent Bond movie was a bit baffling) the whole "Comic Sans was invented by the Anti-Christ" thing mostly seems like snobbery to me, in the style of beer snobs who can't let others enjoy their Bud Light. You probably shouldn't use Comic Sans on a grave stone but they seem more interested in just griping than from saving the world from it.

I used to work with a woman who would delete any e-mail she received that was in Comic Sans. I wasn't brave enough to take that stand, but I applauded her for it.
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« Reply #6577 on: January 18, 2013, 03:42:48 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.

I deal with fonts for living and while there are fonts that are better suited for certain situations (the use of Copperplate in the most recent Bond movie was a bit baffling) the whole "Comic Sans was invented by the Anti-Christ" thing mostly seems like snobbery to me, in the style of beer snobs who can't let others enjoy their Bud Light. You probably shouldn't use Comic Sans on a grave stone but they seem more interested in just griping than from saving the world from it.

I used to work with a woman who would delete any e-mail she received that was in Comic Sans. I wasn't brave enough to take that stand, but I applauded her for it.

Wow.  I can't even imagine risking missing something because I didn't like a font.

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« Reply #6578 on: January 18, 2013, 06:57:22 PM »
I have a BS in Criminal Justice (graduated in May, 2012).  I now want to pursue a BS in Chemistry or Biology.  When/if I go back to school, I won't have to do all of the electives again, will I?  I mean stuff like Public Speaking and Composition 1 that are not direct links to the major.  When/if I apply, it will ask if already have a degree and will take that into consideration, right?

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« Reply #6579 on: January 18, 2013, 07:07:36 PM »
I have a BS in Criminal Justice (graduated in May, 2012).  I now want to pursue a BS in Chemistry or Biology.  When/if I go back to school, I won't have to do all of the electives again, will I?  I mean stuff like Public Speaking and Composition 1 that are not direct links to the major.  When/if I apply, it will ask if already have a degree and will take that into consideration, right?

Depends on the school for how many of your classes count.  If you go to the same school you went before (or the same system, if it's a state school), you'll probably have to take fewer classes than if you go to a new, private school.

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« Reply #6580 on: January 18, 2013, 08:17:09 PM »
As long as your former institution was regionally accredited, then no. All of your relevant prior coursework should transfer. However, each school differs, and mine requires 45 hours of upper level course work before they will award a degree. It can also differ by individual college at the school.
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« Reply #6581 on: January 19, 2013, 11:18:35 AM »
I never knew about the color thing until the latter part of high school (and only then had I heard about it briefly in passing), but I always knew that silver looks better on me as do deep greens and blues.  I also wear a lot (read: A LOT) of black...and it helped that those tended to be my favorite colors, too.  FWIW, I have olive skin, dark brown hair, and chocolate brown eyes.

Despite how weird/unusual this color thing sounds on the onset, I can say it makes a lot of sense.

You sound like my mother - but her olive skin has yellow undertones - she looks better in a more Autumn color range and it is what she picks out naturally for herself.  I looked much better when I got to pick out my own clothes (or wore hand me downs from her baby sister - another Winter).  The one bright orange dress?  Dad picked out - and he is a Winter, too.
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« Reply #6582 on: January 21, 2013, 07:33:58 AM »
New topic:

Tonight it is supposed to get well below freezing which is essentially the first time this winter.  I currently have a 12 pack of diet sodas in my car which will be parked in the garage.  I want to take them to work tomorrow.

Do you think I need to bring the sodas inside or will the car/garage keep them safe from freezing?  It will be around 16 degrees tonight.  Will the car and garage provide that much protection?

(16 degrees DOES seem awful cold!)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6583 on: January 21, 2013, 07:42:08 AM »
Bring them in. Frozen soda cans burst.
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« Reply #6584 on: January 21, 2013, 07:43:23 AM »
Bring them in. Frozen soda cans burst.

I know--that's why I was asking...
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