Q & A's

During the summer, should ceiling fans rotate clock-wise or counter clock-wise?

Counterclockwise, duh.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on July 30, 2011 at 2:08pm

Help me decide what to use as a backup and file server for my home network: Windows Home Server w/ Power Pack 1, Server 2008 R2, or just Widnows 7? All machines on the network will be running Windows 7 Pro or Ult.. No money for H/W RAID, and I am not too worried about redundancy. Mainly a place to store System Images, and file backups. (Licenses for all servers are available to me)

If you don't want to dedicate a computer solely as a server, use the Windows 7 option. If you're a geek and want more customizations then do the Server 2008. If none of the above, Windows Home Server is a good middle of the road option. I currently use a 6 year old out of the box NAS and am looking at moving to some kind of server. Also, if your Mobo has multiple SATA ports it may support RAID in the BIOS.
Tech Asked by: PeskyLilBrother on February 19, 2011 at 10:07pm

What's the best free and/or open source backup software for Windows 7?

The free and easy answer is Backup and Restore built into Windows 7. You can create images and set-up timed or one time backups. If you are looking for open source I would check out one of these Wikipedia - List of backup software.
Tech Asked by: dmisen on September 11, 2010 at 10:16pm

Explain String Theory. Does it have to do with cheese? And if so, what kind?

Well according to Wikipedia it is a developing theory in particle physics which attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. String theory posits that the electrons and quarks within an atom are not 0-dimensional objects, but rather 1-dimensional oscillating lines ("strings"), possessing only the dimension of length, but not height or width. However, according to MJWedeking: A peelable cheese can only be peeled at the most of 6 times before the user says "Fuck It" and takes a bite from the cheese.
General Asked by: Taran on July 30, 2010 at 10:09pm

Can you help me download iTunes?

Just go to Apple's website and download iTunes. That was easy.
Tech Asked by: absolutleyaly on August 25, 2009 at 7:29pm

How can I tell if a wall in my house is load-bearing?

It is not easy to determine if a wall is load bearing or not. First tear off all the drywall then stair at it for a good hour, then call a professional. Here is a link if you want to try to DIY it.
Engineering Asked by: AeroFan on July 6, 2009 at 9:56am

How do I get started with bluetooth on my AT&T cell phone, its a Samsung?

It all depends on what you want to do with it (tether, sync with PC, file transfer, etc) and if your phone and carrier will support it. The best place to start researching is HowardForums and look in either the Samsung Forum or the ATT Forum on the site.
General Asked by: redmary345 on June 21, 2009 at 2:57pm

How come nobody is asking you questions?

I don't promote the site very much, if any at all. It is more of a little project of mine to learn PHP and MySQL.
General Asked by: Slappy White on April 11, 2009 at 7:31pm

Why is X-Mas an abreviation for Christmas? Where did the X come from?

Wikipedia it.
General Asked by: Jon Ogden on December 11, 2008 at 7:28pm

When will apple turn off the iTunes DRM Server?

You must have seen the latest news about Wal-Mart shutting down it's DRM servers much like Sony, MSN and Yahoo! all have done in the past. All more reason to buy your music DRM free on CDs or somewhere like the Amazon MP3 Store. With the number of song downloads the iTunes store has done it would be hard for them to just ditch all of their customers. I think Apple would have to come up with a deal like Yahoo! did, where they gave the users credit to download the DRM free version of the songs.
Tech Asked by: ScootWede on September 30, 2008 at 2:14pm

Is it true that you can sell anything for $1? Or is it possible to get more than $1?

Two key ideas here: Micropayments and Impulse Purchase. Charge a little for something basic and people will buy it without thinking. The more you charge, the number of potential buyers decreases. Look at the value menu at your favorite fast food restaurant. How much is that song on iTunes?
General Asked by: Jon Ogden on September 26, 2008 at 11:06pm

Why didn't my last message go thru?

Because you are a retard.
General Asked by: spicolie on September 22, 2008 at 1:29pm

My printer just ran out of black ink. Would you suggest just buying a new printer since ink is so expensive even though that's not being very GREEN?

Do what is cheaper and save money, screw being GREEN
Tech Asked by: michelleysbelly on September 16, 2008 at 4:23pm

What are the key differences between college and professional football (rule-wise)?

There are a lot of differences. Replay: NFL has challenge system (coaches), in College reviews are initiated from the booth (NCAA). Legal catch: NFL is 2 feet down, College is 1 foot down. Clock stops: College stops after first downs, NFL does not. Overtime: NFL has sudden death, College both teams have a chance to score from the 25 yard line.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on September 5, 2008 at 2:56pm

Is heated gas more combustible?

I would have to say, YES. Your gasoline car engine uses a combination of heat, pressure, and a little spark to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines just use heat and pressure (no spark plugs in a diesel engine). Your engine will run better and you can get better millage when your car is warmed up. If you just have a can of gas it is the vapors that burn. So if the can is sitting in the sun with a little spark near by, then good bye.
General Asked by: chris1821 on September 5, 2008 at 1:21pm

What does the LAN in LAN Party mean?

Local Area Network. Remember that LAN Party you went to where everybody was playing against each other over the network.
Tech Asked by: michelleysbelly on August 13, 2008 at 6:19pm

Why are some of my photos corrupt after I upload them, and not others?

It must be user error.
Tech Asked by: jessywoman on May 8, 2008 at 7:11am

Why does my iTunes randomly wipe out my entire iTunes library and label it as damaged?

Well, you should always back up your iTunes library so you can go back to a back-up copy. Technically you should make routine back-up of all of your personal/important data. iTunes saves all of your ratings, playlists, and other organization of the library in the iTunes libary file. This file is located by default in [USER PROFILE]/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library on Mac and [USER PROFILE]/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library.itl on Windows.
Tech Asked by: jessywoman on May 8, 2008 at 7:11am

Do you know how I can inquire into receiving a petting zoo feed dispenser for my household?

They are just gum ball machines. You can get them at CandyMachines.com. With the number of animals you have you may want to consider becoming a satelite location for the San Diego Zoo.
General Asked by: Melissa on April 4, 2008 at 3:49pm

What is a Couric?

A Couric is the standard unit measurement for human feces (Crap) as defined by The European Fecal Standards and Measurements. One Katie Couric is about 2.5 pounds of excrement. An informative video documenting the largest Crap taken can be seen here.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on March 26, 2008 at 4:14pm

Do you think Michelle never told me about this site cause she knew I would ask a lot of dumb questions?

Technically Michelle has had the link on her blog for quite some time now so obviously you don't visit it to often.
General Asked by: jessywoman on March 17, 2008 at 2:53pm

What would you do if your wife weren't so friggin awesome?

Probably starve.
Engineering Asked by: jessywoman on March 17, 2008 at 2:53pm

How much wood could a woodchick chuck, if a woodchuck, were, say a badger?

One third cord of wood if a dachshund does not get the badger first.
General Asked by: jessywoman on March 17, 2008 at 2:51pm

Why do some people have big ugly moles on their butts?

Technically a mole is known as a melanocytic naevus. Would you rather them have it on their face (with a single black hair growing out of it) where you have to look at it all day?
General Asked by: jessywoman on March 17, 2008 at 2:50pm

Where do I get used XP laptops? besides ebay, bleh

Craigslist would be my first choice. You can meet the buyer and test the laptop out before buying, best of all no shipping. You can always try PennySaver or even the newspaper classifieds.
Tech Asked by: virdy on March 17, 2008 at 2:19pm

Howd u get so darn smart? I admire you, and your pet squid.

I have an AA in Engineering and a BS in Electrical Engineering - DSP/Communications. I work as a Civil Engineer. Most importantly I always want to know how and why, so the internet becomes my friend. I don't have a pet squid, however I dissected one once in 7th grade. Oh... I stayed at a Holiday Inn for a week as well.
General Asked by: birdstheword on March 17, 2008 at 2:18pm

What is the differance between 's s' and just plain ole s?

First of all I think you meant "What is the difference between 's s' and just plain ole s?".
The apostrophe indicates possession.
's is used with a singular noun that has possession. "Michelle's car" means there is one Michelle who has a car.
s' is used with plural noun that has possession. "Michelles' car" mean there are many Michelles who have a car. If the thing that has possession does not end in "s" then just 's is used. Women's car.
s is used to make a singular noun plural. One Michelle, many Michelles. Sometimes the plural does not have an "s". 1 woman, many women.

General Asked by: michelleysbelly on March 13, 2008 at 12:13pm

Why is center sometimes spelled centre and ceteernnt and otherwise emicunniass!?

Well, "center" is the American spelling and "centre" is the British English spelling. As for "ceteernnt" and "emicunniass", I have never seen or heard center spelled either way.
General Asked by: birdstheword on March 9, 2008 at 9:44pm

How far can you shove an RC car up your neighbors ass?

It all depends on the number of your trash cans he knocks over. Now, if your daddy is a lawyer it is a whole new story.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on March 3, 2008 at 2:53pm

I want to donate my computer. How do I delete everything from the hard drive?

Darik's Boot and Nuke will completely remove everything from the hard drive.
Tech Asked by: GarryD on March 1, 2008 at 1:01am

How do can I calculate the capacity of a sewer pipe?

With the Manning's Equation Where: Q = flow, V = velocity, A = wet area, k = constant 1.49, n = manning roughness coefficient, P = wet perimeter, and S = slope of the pipe. So if you calculate the equation with a full pipe you can determine the full flow capacity of the pipe.
Engineering Asked by: mjwedeking on February 29, 2008 at 4:00pm

What do you call February 29th?

Well, you could just look it up in Wikipedia for some "official" definition. Or it could just be a good day to celebrate and have a few beers.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on February 29, 2008 at 4:00pm

How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

A wood chuck would chuck 1 log if a wood chuck could chuck wood.
General Asked by: mjwedeking on February 19, 2008 at 9:20pm

How many feet are in a mile?

There are 5,280 feet are in a mile. That is if 1 foot is equal to 12 inches.
Engineering Asked by: mjwedeking on February 12, 2008 at 9:18pm

What happens when someone gets hit by a car?

According to Dane Cook, their shoes will fly off. If you are lucky enough their pants will fly off as well.
General Asked by: mjwedeking on February 3, 2008 at 9:17pm

What day does 'back in the day' refer to?

General Asked by: mjwedeking on February 1, 2008 at 9:16pm

Why does thin crust pizza cost more than regular crust pizza?

Making of the thin crust pizza is not taught until at least the second, usually the third, year of pizza school. And most pizza makers barley make it through the first year. They might have plans to go back, but very few actually do. Therefore, a thin crust pizza maker makes more money than one who can only make regular crust pizzas. This causes the higher price for thin crust pizzas.
General Asked by: michelleysbelly on April 13, 2007 at 6:52am