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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6990 on: March 11, 2013, 01:31:58 PM »
I was watching this beautiful video and it made me wonder: how do you write down dance choreography?  I mean, the other arts all have written forms: there's a standard way to notate a play, film script, sheet music, etc.  But it seems like even if you wrote down the technical terms for the dance moves, you'd still need a way to say "You do this one facing this way, then turn and do this thing with your arms while your feet are doing this other thing, and then you try to express this emotion while doing a whatchamacallit going that direction."  Do you just have to videotape everything?  And what did people do before videotape?
It looks similar to what stage managers do for plays. Symbols and diagrams and arrows and such. It's called "dance notation"

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


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6991 on: March 11, 2013, 04:39:07 PM »
How do you make a pound sterling or Euro symbol on your keyboard?  Is there a key you can "activate", or do you need a special kind of keyboard to make that?



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6992 on: March 11, 2013, 04:48:29 PM »
How do you make a pound sterling or Euro symbol on your keyboard?  Is there a key you can "activate", or do you need a special kind of keyboard to make that?

On a Mac, it's option and 3

On a PC, it's alt and 156 (I think?)

ETA: That was for the symbol.  I'm not sure about the symbol on a PC.  On a mac, it's option, shift and 2.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6994 on: March 11, 2013, 05:06:48 PM »
I use the Alt Gr button and then hit the 5. It's the key where the is located.
Alt Gr is next to my spacebar.
 
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6995 on: March 11, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
I don't know if I have a Mac or a PC  :-\ :-[, and I don't seem to have the keys anybody's mentioned.  I'm sorry, thanks anyway :).



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6996 on: March 11, 2013, 05:24:39 PM »
I don't know if I have a Mac or a PC  :-\ :-[, and I don't seem to have the keys anybody's mentioned.  I'm sorry, thanks anyway :).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6997 on: March 11, 2013, 05:33:29 PM »
Easy answer:
Control key?  PC
Command key?  Mac
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6998 on: March 11, 2013, 05:35:16 PM »
I don't know if I have a Mac or a PC  :-\ :-[, and I don't seem to have the keys anybody's mentioned.  I'm sorry, thanks anyway :).

No worries! We're here to help! ;D


I'm betting you have a PC.

In which case the "alt" key is on the bottom row, left side, below the "shift" key (maybe 2 keys over?).

Hold down the "alt" key, then press "0163" -- on my work computer (a tower), you need to use the number keypad, not the top row of numbers (not sure how it works on a lap top, sorry! I don't have a PC to test. :-\)


If it's a Mac, there will be a small apple icon at the far left side on the top-most menu bar.

If you do have a mac, the "option" key is also on the bottom row. Hold down the "option" key and hit the number "3" =


If I didn't explain it clearly enough, please let us know . . . that's what this thread is all about, asking stupid questions and getting answers without feeling foolish.


(There's no such thing as a stupid question! ;D)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6999 on: March 11, 2013, 05:52:57 PM »
♣   ;D

My next question would have been "where's the number keypad?", before I thought, "Oh, the numbers off to the right!" :-[ ;).

And yes, I've finally found I have a PC.



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7000 on: March 11, 2013, 05:59:18 PM »
Weird question for bakers. Why does the sugar make a chocolate batter  become much darker?

I was baking a cake on Friday at the same time as I was doing several other things (pro tip: don't multitask while baking). This is a recipe for disaster, of course. As I poured the batter into the pan, I noticed it was a lighter, creamier colour than usual, so I tasted it. Yuck - I had forgotten the sugar. I added the sugar and, as I stirred, the batter went from a light brown to a deep, dark chocolaty colour. Why?

Note - it was an oil based cake, so no need to cream butter and sugar first, which is how I ended up forgetting the sugar.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7001 on: March 11, 2013, 05:59:59 PM »
♣   ;D

My next question would have been "where's the number keypad?", before I thought, "Oh, the numbers off to the right!" :-[ ;).

And yes, I've finally found I have a PC.

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« Reply #7002 on: March 12, 2013, 10:10:33 AM »
What was special about yesterday, in the US, that tv shows like Bones or How I met Your Mother didn't air/had an episode?
I can usualy catch them a few hours after they are broadcasted, and often there are those days where there's nothing new to watch and I have no idea why (because I'm in europe).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7003 on: March 12, 2013, 10:19:11 AM »
Dianne AKA Traska wrote:

"Easy answer:
Control key?  PC
Command key?  Mac"

This struck me as odd, because the way I've always specified is, Apple logo on the machine, it's a Mac.  No Apple logo, It's a PC.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7004 on: March 12, 2013, 10:27:57 AM »
Weird question for bakers. Why does the sugar make a chocolate batter  become much darker?

I was baking a cake on Friday at the same time as I was doing several other things (pro tip: don't multitask while baking). This is a recipe for disaster, of course. As I poured the batter into the pan, I noticed it was a lighter, creamier colour than usual, so I tasted it. Yuck - I had forgotten the sugar. I added the sugar and, as I stirred, the batter went from a light brown to a deep, dark chocolaty colour. Why?

Note - it was an oil based cake, so no need to cream butter and sugar first, which is how I ended up forgetting the sugar.

I am a baker, and I am not certain why. Even my google-fu turned up no answers.  :o
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