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Harriet Jones

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9570 on: August 14, 2014, 03:25:24 PM »
I just got back from a great trip with a group.  Someone from the group emailed me this:

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I set up a Facebook page 2014 Guatemala Families Vacation. I need your info for facebook to invite you to join. Please email your contact info.


What does she mean?  Can't she just look up my name (she knows where I live and other salient bits about me). 

My ignorance about FB is showing as I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be sending her...?

I don't know what she's asking, either. You could send her the link to your page.  It should be something like www.facebook.com/first.lastname (unless you've set it up with a nickname)

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« Reply #9571 on: August 14, 2014, 03:41:31 PM »
I just got back from a great trip with a group.  Someone from the group emailed me this:

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I set up a Facebook page 2014 Guatemala Families Vacation. I need your info for facebook to invite you to join. Please email your contact info.


What does she mean?  Can't she just look up my name (she knows where I live and other salient bits about me). 

My ignorance about FB is showing as I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be sending her...?

Check your privacy settings.  You may not be searchable.  I'm not.  So even if people know my name and other information,they can't find me via a facebook search.

I would just email her back and request the link to the facebook page.  If it's a private group/page, it will say that and give you the option to request an invitation.  This way, you can join the page, and she will have your facebook contact information

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« Reply #9572 on: August 15, 2014, 08:08:03 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9573 on: August 15, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?

Maybe she meant mechanical pencils?

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« Reply #9574 on: August 15, 2014, 08:39:57 AM »
DH took DS to open house at DS' high school. He is a junior this year.

In his Algebra II class, he was told by the teacher he needed scientific pencils. I've taken some pretty advanced math courses, and have never heard of scientific pencils. I did search online and couldn't find anything, so I think she merged 'scientific calculator' and 'pencils'.

Any guesses?

Maybe she meant mechanical pencils?

She probably merged 'scientific calculator' and mechanical pencils, and since both would be beneficial to your son for this class that's what I would get him.
The only other thing I can think of would be a blue and a red pencil to differenciate different parts of a fonction/problem/thingy but I wouldn't have called that a "scientific pencil"...

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« Reply #9575 on: August 15, 2014, 08:57:37 AM »
We are quite the collectors of writing implements, so he has it all, including art pencils, which he won't need this year.
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« Reply #9576 on: August 15, 2014, 09:21:02 AM »
When I was in high school, 'science pencils' were pencils with potential points at both ends.  No eraser, although you could add a push on eraser if you needed to.

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« Reply #9577 on: August 15, 2014, 10:01:58 AM »
Why not have your son e-mail the teacher for clarification?
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« Reply #9578 on: August 15, 2014, 10:39:19 AM »
I just bought a brand new printer.  I followed the instructions to set up it and after inserting the cartridges, I get an error message that says the brand new cartridge must be replaced.  It is an HP Officejet 4632, if that helps.  Other than going to buy another cartridge, is there anything else I can do?  I am quite aggravated that this brand new printer with a brand new cartridge isn't working.

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« Reply #9579 on: August 15, 2014, 10:57:10 AM »
I just bought a brand new printer.  I followed the instructions to set up it and after inserting the cartridges, I get an error message that says the brand new cartridge must be replaced.  It is an HP Officejet 4632, if that helps.  Other than going to buy another cartridge, is there anything else I can do?  I am quite aggravated that this brand new printer with a brand new cartridge isn't working.

First check the directions to make absolutely certain the cartridge is installed correctly.  Take it out and put it back in again and see if that helps.

If that doesn't work, I would either:
a.) call or go to the store where you purchased the printer and discuss it with them - or -
b.) call HP's toll free customer service number and ask them about it

You shouldn't have to replace a never used cartridge!

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9580 on: August 15, 2014, 10:58:12 AM »
I just bought a brand new printer.  I followed the instructions to set up it and after inserting the cartridges, I get an error message that says the brand new cartridge must be replaced.  It is an HP Officejet 4632, if that helps.  Other than going to buy another cartridge, is there anything else I can do?  I am quite aggravated that this brand new printer with a brand new cartridge isn't working.

If you *just* bought it, I'd take it back and exchange the whole shebang.   

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« Reply #9581 on: August 15, 2014, 11:02:09 AM »
I just bought a brand new printer.  I followed the instructions to set up it and after inserting the cartridges, I get an error message that says the brand new cartridge must be replaced.  It is an HP Officejet 4632, if that helps.  Other than going to buy another cartridge, is there anything else I can do?  I am quite aggravated that this brand new printer with a brand new cartridge isn't working.

Double-check that there isn't a removable plastic strip - sometimes there's a little ring thingy you have to break off and pull to get the extra plastic film off.  (It keeps the ink from leaking during shipping, but the printer might read it as "no ink left" if it's still on . . .)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9582 on: August 15, 2014, 11:18:31 AM »
I can't remember if HP does it, but some manufacturers have an 'expiration date' on their ink cartridges.  And apparently some sort of small chip that talks to the printer/computer.  The expiration date comes, and the ink stops working, no gradual reduction of effectiveness, just an off switch.  (My office had a huge supply of (just expired) ink when we learned this...)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9583 on: August 16, 2014, 08:52:02 PM »
Has there ever been a set of conjoined twins among the Amish ? Because the only results I can find on Google are jokey ones about "ha ha, I'm surprised TLC doesn't have a show about that." It's just one of those random things that popped into my head at lunch today.

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« Reply #9584 on: August 16, 2014, 11:58:28 PM »
I'm sorry I didn't mention (only because it seemed obvious to me and I didn't consider that it wouldn't be obvious to others), but I had already checked that there wasn't something over the contact and had already reset the printer.  I will be taking back to the store the printer tomorrow.  Hopefully, I will be able to get a replacement on the spot.

Thanks for the suggestions, for had I not already tried them, they would have been good to knowl