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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6855 on: February 14, 2013, 02:48:20 PM »
Would it be ridiculous for me to buy a domain name for my daughter?  If I could get one cheap that is?  If you do buy one, do you actually have to have a website?

As the owner of Traska.net, I say go for it.  :D  And I pay about $20 a year, all fees included (even a privacy fee, which is nice.)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6856 on: February 14, 2013, 02:52:27 PM »
RebeccainGA wrote:

"Do not have to have a web site (they create a 'parking' site at almost all hosting sites when you buy the domain), and if you can get her a FirstnameLastname domain now, I'd do it - it's a quite nice gift later in their life when they want to have Firstname@FirstnameLastname.com as their e-mail address."

You aren't required by any governing body to have any content under the domain, but there has been more than one instance of a company finding a reserved domain and taking it away from the owner in court using cybersquatting rules as a strongarm tactic.  Google up what happened to Katie Jones when a book whose title was her domain name was published (the short story is that the publisher tried to bully katie.com away from her with lawsuits).  If you're going to register such a domain I'd suggest that you consult with a lawyer about it, silly as it sounds, or at least develop and set up some reasonable content on the site to help establish useful ownership.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6857 on: February 14, 2013, 02:58:46 PM »
I hope I'm safe... traska-at-traska-dot-net has been my email address for years now.  :)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6858 on: February 14, 2013, 03:00:14 PM »
Is a .com or a .net or a .whatever better? 
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« Reply #6859 on: February 14, 2013, 03:08:26 PM »
"Better" is subjective.  .com is seen as more "official" or professional (in fact, traska-dot-com was taken), but other than public perception there's no real difference.  It's not like .com gives you extra services or anything.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6860 on: February 14, 2013, 03:30:17 PM »
Is a .com or a .net or a .whatever better?

Wikipedia has articles about the common domains (.com, .net, .org, etc.) that state what the domain was originally intended for (commercial, network, organization, etc.) and how they're used today. You might want to look up the ones you're considering. Also, you might want to consider using a country code domain. My email address uses a .us domain run by a family member.

ETA: A PP mentioned the possibility of people being strong-armed into giving up their domain names to companies who want it. Companies in the US rarely use .us domains, so that might make competition for the domain name less likely. On the other hand, I think a lot of people default to .com when typing a web address, so if you have domainname.us and someone else buys domainname.com, people looking for your site might end up at the .com version by mistake, much more than the other way around.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6861 on: February 14, 2013, 05:24:03 PM »
Lil Sis has work shirts that get dry  cleaned so that the colors don't fade - but the odors still build up over time.  She's tried white vinegar & water to remove the odors - but the colors fade, even if she dry cleans several times then washes ONCE before dry cleaning several times again.

Is there anything that removes odor but not dye?

Baking soda and water, make a kind of paste out of it, apply, rub in and soak, rinse lightly*, wash as normal. 

*When I say rinse lightly, I mean just get the paste off, no need to make sure all of it is gone but you don't want a big gunk on there.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6862 on: February 14, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
Do you guys not have Gillick Competence?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillick_competence

In short, no.
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Everywhere in the US, someone over 18 is considered an adult for these things, but in many states some if not all of them are afforded to younger people ranging from 14 to 17 years.

Not every state.  Now, I'm only speaking from the perspective of financial laws, but Nebraska considers 18 and below to be minors (instead of under 18), and as such, 18 year olds in Nebraska cannot  take out a loan, or have a credit card. I'm not sure how the rest of the contract law works, but at least with credit contracts, you're not considered a legal adult until your 19th birthday.  (Unless they've changed that since I moved from dealing with loans/lines to deposit operations.)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6863 on: February 14, 2013, 06:13:08 PM »
I think that the baby shampoo, detergent, soap, or re-formulated Woolite fades the dyes - not the white vinegar.

Woolite was originally much closer to baby shampoo for protein fibers (wool & silk) but with so many people using it for all "fine washables", including artificial fibers, the original formula changed over time.

Because they couldn't come up with a second bottle labelled "Woolite 2 - for artificial fibers" instead, I suppose.

They had a silk rug that a cat horked up a hair ball on.  Her husband blanched when told how much it would cost to dry clean it and told her to just use cold water on it.  She told him that would fade the dyes and ruin the value of the rug.  He told her that she must be mistaken.

They now have a faded silk rug that reminds him not to question her....and the cat can now safely hork up hairballs on.  Except, being a cat, he uses a different floor covering for new hairballs.....
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6864 on: February 14, 2013, 07:31:53 PM »
Can someone tell me...

What is the purpose of the pairs of tiny snaps sewn into dresses (and presumably blouses or other garments), like, on the inside of the shoulders?

I noticed them in probably three of the eight dreses I tried on in TJ Maxx, all different brands/designers... 
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6865 on: February 14, 2013, 07:33:41 PM »
Ooh! Did I just figure it out?  Are they to snap around your bra straps to keep them from showing?  Oh, I hope so, that seems so crafty!  Haha
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6866 on: February 14, 2013, 08:04:47 PM »
Ooh! Did I just figure it out?  Are they to snap around your bra straps to keep them from showing?  Oh, I hope so, that seems so crafty!  Haha

That's what I was going to say. You can buy them to sew them yourself to your garments, I never came across something where they where already there..
What bothers me is all my tshirts that have a piece of thin ribon going from shoulder to shoulder, I think they're made for hanging, you loop the ribon around the head of the hanger so that the shirt doesn't sag, but quite frankly I never do it, it's not going to make much difference with my 10$ shirt from H&M

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6867 on: February 14, 2013, 08:57:00 PM »
Ooh! Did I just figure it out?  Are they to snap around your bra straps to keep them from showing?  Oh, I hope so, that seems so crafty!  Haha

That's what I was going to say. You can buy them to sew them yourself to your garments, I never came across something where they where already there..
What bothers me is all my tshirts that have a piece of thin ribon going from shoulder to shoulder, I think they're made for hanging, you loop the ribon around the head of the hanger so that the shirt doesn't sag, but quite frankly I never do it, it's not going to make much difference with my 10$ shirt from H&M

That particular design is better than the loops at each shoulder. Those are forever peeking out, and i find them generally uncomfortable.

I've also found that the loops or ribbon are not so much meant to keep the shirt from sagging as they are to keep the shirt on the hanger, period. Shirts with wide necklines can fall off clothes hangers really easily.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6868 on: February 15, 2013, 04:08:55 AM »
Ooh! Did I just figure it out?  Are they to snap around your bra straps to keep them from showing?  Oh, I hope so, that seems so crafty!  Haha

That's what I was going to say. You can buy them to sew them yourself to your garments, I never came across something where they where already there..
What bothers me is all my tshirts that have a piece of thin ribon going from shoulder to shoulder, I think they're made for hanging, you loop the ribon around the head of the hanger so that the shirt doesn't sag, but quite frankly I never do it, it's not going to make much difference with my 10$ shirt from H&M

That particular design is better than the loops at each shoulder. Those are forever peeking out, and i find them generally uncomfortable.

I've also found that the loops or ribbon are not so much meant to keep the shirt from sagging as they are to keep the shirt on the hanger, period. Shirts with wide necklines can fall off clothes hangers really easily.

I cut those loops off as soon as I buy the shirt.

I've had those snaps on a shirt once before but it was for a shirt that was designed to be worn with a camisole underneath. The snaps kept the camisole strap in place. Great idea if they're using it for bras though.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6869 on: February 15, 2013, 10:18:22 AM »
A loop of ribbon sewn into the shoulder that is long enough to go from where it is sewn over the hanger's middle part is to keep the outfit on the hanger (it will help distribute & support the weight of the garment to keep it from stretching out of shape or even tearing in storage). 

 A bit of ribbon shorter than the width of the shoulder fabric with a snap at one end is to hold lingerie straps so that they don't peek out (younger women don't seem to realize that lingerie straps were meant to be hidden, in previous generations).  Maybe when they get older, they'll want to hide that they need a bra instead of showing it off.....after fifteen or thirty years of wearing the darned things, you get to where you HOPE nobody realizes how much support is coming from your bra and not your Cooper's ligaments.....
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