• What are some British slang terms for people?

    I'm wondering what sort of terms exist in British English for people. I've heard ones such as "fatuous oik".
    I'm wondering what sort of terms exist in British English for people. I've heard ones such as "fatuous oik".
    5 answers · Words & Wordplay · 3 years ago
  • Do different people have a different "colour spectrum" per se?

    As a lot of us know the internet is once again at war, this time over a blue and black dress which, for the reference, I see as pale blue and gold. I know that this is to do with the way we perceive shadows, and I perceive the image as being outdoors. Similar instances are when someone says something is yellow (dark yellow) and another says... show more
    As a lot of us know the internet is once again at war, this time over a blue and black dress which, for the reference, I see as pale blue and gold. I know that this is to do with the way we perceive shadows, and I perceive the image as being outdoors. Similar instances are when someone says something is yellow (dark yellow) and another says it's orange. This makes me wonder - do individuals have different colour spectrums that they are able to see? After all, science has shown that dogs have a substantially smaller and less vivid colour spectrum than humans. Is the way we perceive colours and shadows a reflection on the quality of our vision or our individuality?
    1 answer · Other - Science · 3 years ago
  • Is upgrading to the Lumix TZ-40 from the Lumix SZ-1 worth the money?

    At the moment I have a Panasonic Lumix SZ-1 camera - pretty much their base model. It is about two years old and is a great camera. However, I have recently been considering upgrading to the TZ-40. I have read up on its features and it sounds really great. Its price, however, is a bit of an issue ($349.95) It would be much appreciated if you could... show more
    At the moment I have a Panasonic Lumix SZ-1 camera - pretty much their base model. It is about two years old and is a great camera. However, I have recently been considering upgrading to the TZ-40. I have read up on its features and it sounds really great. Its price, however, is a bit of an issue ($349.95) It would be much appreciated if you could help me with this by answering the main question in addition to these: 1. What are the best features of the TZ-40 which are not available on the SZ-1, and why are they worth the money? 2. Will the TZ-40 stand the test of time (say five years) in terms of technology and build? 3. If you own a TZ-40, are you happy with it? Does it produce a good quality image? 4. How much better of an image does the TZ-40 produce compared to the SZ-1? 5. Is it fair to say that the TZ-40 is somewhat like an SLR camera in a small body? Thank you!
    3 answers · Cameras · 4 years ago
  • Questions about Canada and the US?

    1. Do Canadians say petrol or gas? Similarly, do Canadians say mobile phone or cellphone? 2. What do Americans and Canadians call "normal" gas, i.e. gas you would use to power a barbecue or stove? 3. Do Canadians use the metric system? 4. Do Canadians use Celsius or Fahrenheit? 5. What do you think is the reason for Canada's American... show more
    1. Do Canadians say petrol or gas? Similarly, do Canadians say mobile phone or cellphone? 2. What do Americans and Canadians call "normal" gas, i.e. gas you would use to power a barbecue or stove? 3. Do Canadians use the metric system? 4. Do Canadians use Celsius or Fahrenheit? 5. What do you think is the reason for Canada's American influence? 6. How much of Canada is French? 7. Does Canada use UK spelling or US spelling, e.g. colour/color? 8. Do the US and Canada have a good relationship? I hope you can take the time to answer some or all of these questions. Thank you!
    6 answers · Other - Canada · 4 years ago
  • Linux Mint: JAR file not marked as application.?

    I exported a runnable JAR from Eclipse. The .jar works on Windows, but not on Linux Mint. How do I fix this?
    I exported a runnable JAR from Eclipse. The .jar works on Windows, but not on Linux Mint. How do I fix this?
    2 answers · Software · 4 years ago
  • How do you work out these combinations?

    Could you please explain to me how you work these combinations out and include the solution? 1. If there are 16 different ice-cream flavours, how many combinations are there for a two scoop (each scoop is a different flavour)? 2. If there are still 16 different ice-cream flavours, how many combinations are there for a three scoop (each scoop is a... show more
    Could you please explain to me how you work these combinations out and include the solution? 1. If there are 16 different ice-cream flavours, how many combinations are there for a two scoop (each scoop is a different flavour)? 2. If there are still 16 different ice-cream flavours, how many combinations are there for a three scoop (each scoop is a different flavour)? Thank you!
    1 answer · Mathematics · 4 years ago
  • Correct placement of the word "only"?

    When using the word "only", which of the below sentences is correct? a. He only likes people food. b. He likes only people food. c. He likes people food only. Could you also describe the meaning of the sentences with the different placements of "only"
    When using the word "only", which of the below sentences is correct? a. He only likes people food. b. He likes only people food. c. He likes people food only. Could you also describe the meaning of the sentences with the different placements of "only"
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 4 years ago
  • Why are radio stations always off the pointer?

    As the question states: Say for example, you want to tune to 101.9, on most radios, it looks like the pointer or the dial is nearly on 103.0. Why is this?
    As the question states: Say for example, you want to tune to 101.9, on most radios, it looks like the pointer or the dial is nearly on 103.0. Why is this?
    2 answers · Radio · 4 years ago
  • Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013): which should I buy?

    I don't know which one to buy, price is not a consideration. Your personal opinions on both or even just one would be greatly appreciated. Things to consider: I have a Nexus 7 (2012) Also, is it worth upgrading the Nexus 7 to the 2013 model? If so, why? Thank you!
    I don't know which one to buy, price is not a consideration. Your personal opinions on both or even just one would be greatly appreciated. Things to consider: I have a Nexus 7 (2012) Also, is it worth upgrading the Nexus 7 to the 2013 model? If so, why? Thank you!
    1 answer · Other - Electronics · 4 years ago
  • With the new Windows 8.1 update, is it possible to hide Metro UI apps from the taskbar?

    * As the question says * I do not mean unpinning it.
    * As the question says * I do not mean unpinning it.
    1 answer · Software · 4 years ago
  • How do I remove shadows and scratches from LCD monitor?

    My square LCD monitor (second-hand, decent condition) has a few scratches, but most annoyingly suffers from shadowing/ghosting. It happens on all screen resolutions and refresh rates, HOWEVER, the monitor itself is fine, as it is only visible when my laptop is connected to it - i.e. the OSD menus do not ghost. Additionally, it shows up as being a... show more
    My square LCD monitor (second-hand, decent condition) has a few scratches, but most annoyingly suffers from shadowing/ghosting. It happens on all screen resolutions and refresh rates, HOWEVER, the monitor itself is fine, as it is only visible when my laptop is connected to it - i.e. the OSD menus do not ghost. Additionally, it shows up as being a CRT monitor on my graphics driver. The monitor's native resolution is 1280x1024. The monitor is an LG Flatron L1718S. Thank you! Also, it is connected by VGA (only port that is compatible with the monitor) and the cable's brand is Belkin. It works fine on TV's.
    1 answer · Monitors · 4 years ago
  • How can I grow my YouTube channel and audience?

    I have had a YouTube account for about 3+ years now, and have gained 41 subscribers and over 35,000 views (thanks to one particular video). However, how can I grow my channel and audience?
    I have had a YouTube account for about 3+ years now, and have gained 41 subscribers and over 35,000 views (thanks to one particular video). However, how can I grow my channel and audience?
    YouTube · 4 years ago
  • Is it safe to restore Windows 7 to out-of-box state? (Toshiba)?

    I have a Toshiba laptop and need to know if it is safe to restore it to its default state using its hidden boot partition. Also, if I do this, will I have to enter the OEM product key?
    I have a Toshiba laptop and need to know if it is safe to restore it to its default state using its hidden boot partition. Also, if I do this, will I have to enter the OEM product key?
    1 answer · Other - Computers · 4 years ago
  • How do I set up a local DNS server? (Windows Workgroup)?

    I want to set up a local DNS server which is only available on the local network on an IIS server connected to each computer on the workgroup.
    I want to set up a local DNS server which is only available on the local network on an IIS server connected to each computer on the workgroup.
    Computer Networking · 4 years ago
  • Remote Shutdown: Access denied, error 5?

    I am encountering an issue with remotely shutting down PC’s on my home network. My laptop (MY-PC) is on HOME WORKGROUP and can remotely shut down my other laptop (MY-PC2) which is on a work domain. However it does not work the other way round. Neither of these two laptops can shut down the desktop (STUDY-PC), also on HOME WORKGROUP. Errors are... show more
    I am encountering an issue with remotely shutting down PC’s on my home network. My laptop (MY-PC) is on HOME WORKGROUP and can remotely shut down my other laptop (MY-PC2) which is on a work domain. However it does not work the other way round. Neither of these two laptops can shut down the desktop (STUDY-PC), also on HOME WORKGROUP. Errors are always returning “Access denied (5)” despite my network having all sufficient permissions and all computers logged in to the network and locally as admins. I am using the cmd “shutdown -m \\computername -t (time) -s” and returns the error. If I try to use the “runas user:/computername\username” it will ask for the passwords but dismisses it as being invalid credentials. MY-PC is running Windows 7 Home Premium STUDY-PC is running Windows XP Home Edition MY-PC2 is running Windows 8.1 Pro None of the solutions on Google work for me. Please help! Huge thanks to anyone who solves it or at least offers a suggestion.
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 4 years ago
  • Games: Why can't you turn left whilst honking the horn?

    On car games and simulation driving games, why is it that on most of these games, you can't turn left whilst honking the horn?
    On car games and simulation driving games, why is it that on most of these games, you can't turn left whilst honking the horn?
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 5 years ago