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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6765 on: February 07, 2013, 11:08:34 PM »
Is your wireless network properly secure?  Or could your neighbors be helping themselves to your bandwidth?
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« Reply #6766 on: February 08, 2013, 12:24:43 AM »

This is my stupid question and i wouldn't be able to ask this anywhere else. I work with a black guy in his mid 20's or who has a widow's peak kind of thing going on with his hair. In between the hair on the side of his head and the hair on his forehead is skin that is black - not African American black, not caramel, not brown, just black. It isn't a birthmark, the line is too straight. What is that?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6767 on: February 08, 2013, 06:34:03 AM »

This is my stupid question and i wouldn't be able to ask this anywhere else. I work with a black guy in his mid 20's or who has a widow's peak kind of thing going on with his hair. In between the hair on the side of his head and the hair on his forehead is skin that is black - not African American black, not caramel, not brown, just black. It isn't a birthmark, the line is too straight. What is that?

As a girl....my first thoughts are...

Hair dye line? or little messy with using Grecian Formula?
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« Reply #6768 on: February 08, 2013, 07:57:02 AM »
Just a word to say that some lowcost airlines only let you have one carry-on, no purse/backpack if you already have something else. It's always a good idea to check the airline site for this kind of info.

And some airports have the same restrictions, regardless of the airline. Heathrow was still one item only, with no exceptions, at Christmas time. So you need to check both ends.

It may just have been a Christmas thing to shorten queues but usually there is no longer a specific restriction at Heathrow to limit you to one item but it is dependent on which airline. British Airways have certainly been allowing more than one item for at least the last year as I have flown multiple times with more than one bag without any issues. It may also differ within the same airline as I know BA have different allowances for different cabins/exec club membership etc. Still as you never know when things might change, it's probably worth being prepared to limit yourself to putting everything in one carry on.

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« Reply #6769 on: February 08, 2013, 08:44:36 AM »
It's good to know about the carry-on restrictions.  We each have a roll-aboard for the overhead bins or to be gate checked if necessary.  Mr. Thipu usually has a camera bag and I use a tote bag as my purse.  If we're limited to the roll-aboard bags, there'll be a problem with carrying reading matter. 

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« Reply #6770 on: February 08, 2013, 10:20:51 AM »

This is my stupid question and i wouldn't be able to ask this anywhere else. I work with a black guy in his mid 20's or who has a widow's peak kind of thing going on with his hair. In between the hair on the side of his head and the hair on his forehead is skin that is black - not African American black, not caramel, not brown, just black. It isn't a birthmark, the line is too straight. What is that?

Scalp tattoo?  Maybe he used to shave his head, got it tattooed, and now that he grows hair you can only see part of it?

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« Reply #6771 on: February 08, 2013, 04:43:47 PM »
Is your wireless network properly secure?  Or could your neighbors be helping themselves to your bandwidth?

I certainly hope it's secured. I do have it passworded.

If the problem was with the bandwidth, wouldn't it be the same slowness no matter where I had the laptop?





This is my stupid question and i wouldn't be able to ask this anywhere else. I work with a black guy in his mid 20's or who has a widow's peak kind of thing going on with his hair. In between the hair on the side of his head and the hair on his forehead is skin that is black - not African American black, not caramel, not brown, just black. It isn't a birthmark, the line is too straight. What is that?

As a girl....my first thoughts are...

Hair dye line? or little messy with using Grecian Formula?

This was my first thought, too.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6772 on: February 08, 2013, 06:09:16 PM »
Is your wireless network properly secure?  Or could your neighbors be helping themselves to your bandwidth?

I certainly hope it's secured. I do have it passworded.

If the problem was with the bandwidth, wouldn't it be the same slowness no matter where I had the laptop?

I have had the same problem and I know for sure there's no neighbor issues - sometimes moving the iPad two feet to the left makes all the difference and I don't know why.

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« Reply #6773 on: February 08, 2013, 06:31:05 PM »
You and me both, Traska.  I haven't had them in oh, about 17 months?  Yep, that's right, as we had them on Labor Day of 2011 and the babe was born in early November of that year.   

I will ask though when we go again, to be on the safe side.  Since we're going from Mother's Day to the following Thursday it will be in early May and I think that's when the season starts so I don't know how the crabs will be at that time of the year.  Plus DH won't be with us so he'll miss out.  Course Evil pirate figures it would be just rewards for the times he's had steamed crabs without me when his former job would treat them during conferences. :P
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« Reply #6774 on: February 08, 2013, 07:18:21 PM »
New stupid question . . . RE: Internet signals.

I have a lap-top and my favorite place to use the internet is on my enclosed porch. The router/modem/whatever is in my basement.

I would say that 95% of the time my lap-top internet usage is zooomin. Works like a charm.

Then there are the times when I'm in my usual place, and internet access is so very slow, even though it still shows 3-4 bars on the internet icon. (It can take up to 5 minutes to call up an internet site.)

If I bring my laptop inside (maybe a difference of 7 feet) I can sign onto whatever site, then bring my laptop back outside and internet is, again, zooming. I can browse different sites with great speed.


Stupid question . . . why does this happen?


Three options - someone is piggybacking on your signal, slowdown is the internet signal to the neighborhood (cable or satellite) due to more people being home (cable) or weather, or - you're sitting in an area with more "stuff" between you & the router - move over a bit.  Or put a signal booster just inside the house by the porch. 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6775 on: February 08, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
Wireless means radio/electromagnetic signals. All sorts of devices put out signals that can interfere with that. Not just things that are supposed to be signaling, like a portable phone handset or a cell phone. If there's imperfectly insulated wiring in the wall, that could be creating interference. The amount might vary depending on how much current is flowing; if what's plugged in is a light or television that's only on part of the time (rather than, say, an electric clock), you'll have an intermittent problem.
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« Reply #6776 on: February 09, 2013, 12:08:37 AM »
Wireless means radio/electromagnetic signals. All sorts of devices put out signals that can interfere with that. Not just things that are supposed to be signaling, like a portable phone handset or a cell phone. If there's imperfectly insulated wiring in the wall, that could be creating interference. The amount might vary depending on how much current is flowing; if what's plugged in is a light or television that's only on part of the time (rather than, say, an electric clock), you'll have an intermittent problem.

In our last apartment, our wireless would die whenever we had the microwave running...

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« Reply #6777 on: February 09, 2013, 01:58:46 PM »
Wireless means radio/electromagnetic signals. All sorts of devices put out signals that can interfere with that. Not just things that are supposed to be signaling, like a portable phone handset or a cell phone. If there's imperfectly insulated wiring in the wall, that could be creating interference. The amount might vary depending on how much current is flowing; if what's plugged in is a light or television that's only on part of the time (rather than, say, an electric clock), you'll have an intermittent problem.

You bring up a good point. It was less than a year ago when my Service Provider called me and said that they detected interference with my signal. They came out and checked my outside cable first and found a faulty cable, said that it looked like squirrel damage. They replaced the cable and that didn't fix the problem so they proceeded inside.

Inside they checked all the wiring, connections, outlets, what was plugged in (including microwave), etc.

They found two minor old connectors, which they replaced, and one major problem . . . the very old TV that I had in my bedroom.

SP tech said "Wow. Look at this." He had his meter thingy hooked up to the TV and I saw all these fuzzy dots flying all over his meter screen. He unhooked the TV and all those fuzzy dots settled down into a pretty straight line. It was really quite interesting.

After all was said and done (they were out for close to 2 hours, with no charge to me!:o) once the old TV was unplugged, I was amazed as to how much more speed I had on my internet.



Oh, and today? Internet access is, once again, zooming . . . in my usual spot.

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« Reply #6778 on: February 10, 2013, 07:04:44 AM »
Is it becoming less common for the audience to stand during the Hallelujah Chorus?
I was watching Howard Goodall's History of Music last week on BBC4. He was illustrating one point showing a performance of the Chorus. You couldn't see the audience very well, but it seemed about half weren't standing. I've never known that before.

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« Reply #6779 on: February 10, 2013, 07:21:30 AM »
Is it becoming less common for the audience to stand during the Hallelujah Chorus?
I was watching Howard Goodall's History of Music last week on BBC4. He was illustrating one point showing a performance of the Chorus. You couldn't see the audience very well, but it seemed about half weren't standing. I've never known that before.

I went to a holiday concert in December where only about 10 people stood. People who asked me about it afterward said they saw people standing but didn't know why.
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