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« Reply #8250 on: August 19, 2013, 05:01:06 PM »
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"Well, only if I want to watch TV on my computer which I don't want to do.  But I guess that is an option."

As Diane AKA Traska wrote, you can often use your computer to throw the video to your TV with a cable, so if they're close or your computer is portable that might be a way around it.  Also, NetFlix has apps for all of the major game consoles, so if you have a PlayStation/Wii/XBox, you can do NetFlix that way too.  And of course, you can access startrek.com through these systems too if you don't want to pay for a subscription just for ST.

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« Reply #8251 on: August 19, 2013, 05:03:50 PM »
as for the phlegm question:  I like to drink a mug of warm limeade (or lemonade or orange juice) when I feel congested.  It seems to help.

as for the StarTrek question: I think they have some of the episodes on Hulu for free.

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« Reply #8252 on: August 19, 2013, 07:41:11 PM »
Well, I guess I need to figure out how to watch computer on my TV.  For free, preferably.  I've heard you need a Bluray player but maybe through a cable? I don't own nor want any sort of gaming system.

More technology to learn.  Does anyone know a good place/website to go to learn all this?  I do have a laptop...
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« Reply #8253 on: August 19, 2013, 08:25:09 PM »
Well, I guess I need to figure out how to watch computer on my TV.  For free, preferably.  I've heard you need a Bluray player but maybe through a cable? I don't own nor want any sort of gaming system.

More technology to learn.  Does anyone know a good place/website to go to learn all this?  I do have a laptop...

Do you have an HDMI port on your computer and TV?  That's the easiest way.
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« Reply #8254 on: August 19, 2013, 08:43:36 PM »
Well, I guess I need to figure out how to watch computer on my TV.  For free, preferably.  I've heard you need a Bluray player but maybe through a cable? I don't own nor want any sort of gaming system.

More technology to learn.  Does anyone know a good place/website to go to learn all this?  I do have a laptop...

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« Reply #8255 on: August 19, 2013, 08:44:42 PM »
Betelnut, do you have a wireless network at home? If you do, Chromecast is another option. It's $35, and plugs into the HDMI port on your television (plus a power source). It basically just hooks your tv up to your wireless network, and allows you to stream Netflix (plus a few other things) as well as anything on the internet (using the Google Chrome browser). If you don't already own a cord to connect your laptop to your television, Chromecast might end up being about the same price and, depending upon your setup, might be easier to use (since it doesn't require a wired connection from your computer to your television).

Lots of Blueray players have the ability to stream things like Netflix, but there are a lot of other ways to manage it.


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« Reply #8256 on: August 19, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone!  I need to figure it all out and y'all have helped.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8257 on: August 20, 2013, 11:49:28 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find some answers/tips/guidance regarding paints and primers for wall painting?
I'm thinking about painting my bedroom, that, due to the orientation of the building and that there is no isolation, is always a bit humid. So the humidity is mostly from outside, not from inside like it would be for a bathroom, and we have a mild mold problem (that we wash away twice a year with anti-mold product).
But I can't find  any particular how-to for this kind of problem, I'm afraid some of the products that exist would end up sealing the moisture inside the walls and make even more problems in the long term or something.

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« Reply #8258 on: August 20, 2013, 12:42:08 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find some answers/tips/guidance regarding paints and primers for wall painting?
I'm thinking about painting my bedroom, that, due to the orientation of the building and that there is no isolation, is always a bit humid. So the humidity is mostly from outside, not from inside like it would be for a bathroom, and we have a mild mold problem (that we wash away twice a year with anti-mold product).
But I can't find  any particular how-to for this kind of problem, I'm afraid some of the products that exist would end up sealing the moisture inside the walls and make even more problems in the long term or something.
You might want to check with the people who make Killz. http://www.kilz.com They make a product that is specific for that kind of thing, and they have some great resources online.

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« Reply #8259 on: August 20, 2013, 01:30:36 PM »
I would get a dehumidifier and set it up before you start the painting project to take some of the moisture out of the air.  There are lots of products to use to remove, or at least seal up, mold.  You'd probably want to look at using kitchen and bathroom paint that is designed for higher humidity, too.

Leave the dehumidifier going while you are painting; it might help the paint dry faster.  And then leave it running afterwards to keep the humidity out of the air.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8260 on: August 20, 2013, 01:52:28 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find some answers/tips/guidance regarding paints and primers for wall painting?
I'm thinking about painting my bedroom, that, due to the orientation of the building and that there is no isolation, is always a bit humid. So the humidity is mostly from outside, not from inside like it would be for a bathroom, and we have a mild mold problem (that we wash away twice a year with anti-mold product).
But I can't find  any particular how-to for this kind of problem, I'm afraid some of the products that exist would end up sealing the moisture inside the walls and make even more problems in the long term or something.

I'm assuming that you meant "insulation", not "isolation".  The mild mold/mildew that you get probably comes from condensation due to temperature changes.  Specifically, when the warm air from outside hits the colder air inside, or vise-versa, the water particles turn more solid.  That is still going to occur, but if you have a mildew resistant paint, it won't seep into the paint.  I don't think you'd be sealing the moisture inside the walls because of a better paint. 
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8261 on: August 20, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find some answers/tips/guidance regarding paints and primers for wall painting?
I'm thinking about painting my bedroom, that, due to the orientation of the building and that there is no isolation, is always a bit humid. So the humidity is mostly from outside, not from inside like it would be for a bathroom, and we have a mild mold problem (that we wash away twice a year with anti-mold product).
But I can't find  any particular how-to for this kind of problem, I'm afraid some of the products that exist would end up sealing the moisture inside the walls and make even more problems in the long term or something.

A professional paint store would be helpful.  I know there are anti-mildew additives that can be added to paint when the color is mixed. 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8262 on: August 20, 2013, 04:52:13 PM »
The ones that are already in the paint are more effective than the ones that get added at the store. Ask for mildew resistant paint.

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« Reply #8263 on: August 20, 2013, 04:53:05 PM »
Off the tails of my last nail polish question... (the alcohol trick worked - thank you Dazi! My polish doesn't peel anymore!)

Why is it that my polish keeps getting little bumps or bubbles in it no matter how I apply it? It's not too obvious with my usual favorites, but when I put on a more normal polish, it completely ruins the look.  :-\

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It's from shaking the bottle before applying it.  Try turning it upside down and rolling it between your hands instead.  If that doesn't work, it may be the polish is too thick...sometimes thinning it out a bit with acetone helps.

Hmm, I'll give that a try. I need to pick up some nail polish thinner anyway - my top coat's starting to get extremely gloopy, and a new bottle of this stuff isn't cheap. (Then again, it is a couple years old and maybe I'm better off buying more...I never really did my nails till recently!)

Also, refrigerating the polish helps.  My Mom didn't wear a lot of colors, and she stored hers in the fridge.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8264 on: August 23, 2013, 06:06:28 PM »
Why do people have wedding rehearsals?
I'm puzzled, mostly because I've read (mostly here, I don't read about weddings much) that the diner is not always at the restaurant or place it will be on the day of the wedding. I don't even know if there's a rehearsal of the ceremony before?
So yeah, my question is more why and what does it entails?