Questions you want answered.

If anyone is interested in participating in Secret Santa but missed the deadline, please PM me. We have a few stragglers I'd like to pair up.

Is there a way, in Windows 7, to throttle the bandwidth used when transferring files via wifi from one laptop to another?

mudbunny wrote:

Is there a way, in Windows 7, to throttle the bandwidth used when transferring files via wifi from one laptop to another?

Do you have a flash drive or some other way to transfer them? They'd almost certainly be faster.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

Is there a way, in Windows 7, to throttle the bandwidth used when transferring files via wifi from one laptop to another?

Do you have a flash drive or some other way to transfer them? They'd almost certainly be faster.

I have an 8GB flash drive. My interest is ourely in the desire to be able to drag and drop and then let it do it in the background.

Gravey wrote:
Rahmen wrote:

When did people start doing emoticons backwards?

is becoming (:

Since I had a stroke. /;

That is both tasteless and hilarious.

When I was used telnet chatrooms in the late 1990s, I was told the English used backwards emoticons.

Radical Ans wrote:

I'm going to buck the trend and say that New Zealand accents are best.

You're a suck unduvudual.

Maq wrote:
Radical Ans wrote:

I'm going to buck the trend and say that New Zealand accents are best.

You're a suck unduvudual.

If by best.. you mean worst.. I'm down with that.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Rahmen wrote:

When did people start doing emoticons backwards?

is becoming (:

Since I had a stroke. /;

That is both tasteless and hilarious.

My two best qualities!

What Cheeses go well with Lobster and could stand up to being cooked (trying to make a mac&cheese recipe)?

Dr.Incurable wrote:

What Cheeses go well with Lobster and could stand up to being cooked (trying to make a mac&cheese recipe)?

Gruyère is traditional.

Dr.Incurable wrote:

What Cheeses go well with Lobster and could stand up to being cooked (trying to make a mac&cheese recipe)?

Just ask him (though he'll probably give you wines... ).

White Cheddar and Gruyere seem to be the common ones.

I think if you wanted to be bold you could try to take a Lobster Ravioli concept into the Mac and Cheese world. That would be using ricotta cheese and some much harder ones like Romano, Parmesan, Asiago. The dry and hard cheeses are damn hard to make mac and cheese with though.

Thanks all, that gives me a starting point.

If I buy a friend (part of a couple) a pass to a festival, should I buy a pass for the SO of the friend as well?

I wouldn't normally buy the SO a present.

mudbunny wrote:

If I buy a friend (part of a couple) a pass to a festival, should I buy a pass for the SO of the friend as well?

Nah, that's their responsibility. They're saving money on you buying them a ticket, so they should totally spring for the SO as well.

mudbunny wrote:

If I buy a friend (part of a couple) a pass to a festival, should I buy a pass for the SO of the friend as well?

I wouldn't normally buy the SO a present.

Depends. Will the SO bring beer?

Jonman wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

If I buy a friend (part of a couple) a pass to a festival, should I buy a pass for the SO of the friend as well?

I wouldn't normally buy the SO a present.

Depends. Will the SO bring beer?

I hope not, as the bouncers at the beer festival might object.

Search for: insulated pizza bag.

I really want a box to keep my pizza warm on the drive home.
What is it called so that I may search Amazon and buy one?
The results of "pizza box" surprised me but it should not have done so (actual cardboard pizza boxes).
edit:
Also, "pizza warmer" returned actual appliances.
The answer is to put "insulated" in front of "pizza box". There's one made by Rubbermaid no less.
edit 2:
Amazon is f*cking awesome.

complexmath wrote:

Search for: insulated pizza bag.

Just make sure you enable Searchsafe!

Does anyone know if there is a device (and if yes, what it is called) that will act like a bluetooth receiver, but can plug into a stereo? I have a set of bluetooth headphones which I use to listen to music, but sometimes I want to play the music on my phone through the stereo system. I can, of course, plug it in physically, but that feels so last century.

Tanglebones wrote:
complexmath wrote:

Search for: insulated pizza bag.

Just make sure you enable Searchsafe!

People on this site need to quit trolling, first it was mention in the podcast of a sex scene between Master Chief and Cortana in Halo 4, now this previously undiscovered fetish, which I can't even imagine!

mudbunny wrote:

If I buy a friend (part of a couple) a pass to a festival, should I buy a pass for the SO of the friend as well?

I wouldn't normally buy the SO a present.

I'd work it out with the SO, so if they're also into beer, or if they're cool with you taking your friend for a day out without them.

If they are interested, bite the bullet and buy the SO a pass as well, but take them aside and let them know they're responsible for snacks

Rahmen wrote:

When did people start doing emoticons backwards?

is becoming (:

It's been around ever since I was online in the late '90s. I've started doing it more just to prevent my smileys from being turned into an image. Google Talk has fugly images on Android.

Rallick wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a device (and if yes, what it is called) that will act like a bluetooth receiver, but can plug into a stereo? I have a set of bluetooth headphones which I use to listen to music, but sometimes I want to play the music on my phone through the stereo system. I can, of course, plug it in physically, but that feels so last century.

You are looking for a bluetooth audio receiver.

My son asks: Why is bird poop white?

Rahmen wrote:

My son asks: Why is bird poop white?

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc...

Birds’ digestive systems and naughty bits don’t work exactly like ours or most other animals’. Instead of pooping and peeing separately, they basically do it all in one weird mess. Their kidneys extract nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream like other animals’ do, but instead of releasing it as urea dissolved in urine, birds excrete it in the form of uric acid. It comes out as a white sort of goo because of the biochemical reactions that happen to process the waste so it can be safely excreted with minimal water loss.
KingGorilla wrote:
Rahmen wrote:

My son asks: Why is bird poop white?

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc...

Birds’ digestive systems and naughty bits don’t work exactly like ours or most other animals’. Instead of pooping and peeing separately, they basically do it all in one weird mess. Their kidneys extract nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream like other animals’ do, but instead of releasing it as urea dissolved in urine, birds excrete it in the form of uric acid. It comes out as a white sort of goo because of the biochemical reactions that happen to process the waste so it can be safely excreted with minimal water loss.

Thank you for the research.

Tanglebones wrote:
complexmath wrote:

Search for: insulated pizza bag.

Just make sure you enable Searchsafe!

The fibreglass is itchy, but the grease from the pizza is so soothing.

huh? Don't underestimate rule # whatever?