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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.

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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

         I saw a news broadcast the other day which indicated that all of us consume a certain amount of microplastics each day.  Is this possible?

         Thank you

          George
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Take a measurement if all you have available is a cell phone.

The other day, I wanted to take a measurement of some rubber pads that are screwed into the underside of a portable set of bleachers in the gymnasium of my church. I did not have a tape measure and so I did the next best thing and took the picture attached to this message.

Ideally, I would like to find an app, that will allow me to get an accurate measurement when all I have with me is a cell phone.

I have tested several apps in the past and so far haven't identified anything that really works, so some assistance here is greatly appreciated.
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Google's keyboard replacement is excellent because it contains both a clipboard tool as well as a tool for inserting gifs.

However, it poses a challenge that I have been unable to resolve so far.

If I am forwarding an e-mail and go to "insert text", There appears to be no way to move the existing text to the next line.

This is because of the blue button on the keyboard that starts out as a 'new-line' or 'return' key, but changes to a 'send' key instead.

Thanks for Nobus for correcting my terminology here.

Assistance in further clarifying the potential solution to this problem is greatly appreciated.
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Hi,

I have a friend who has a spinal injury that has confined him to bed. He uses a Windows 10 PC, which is connected to his flatscreen TV for a monitor.

For a mouse, he uses a Kensington Expert Mouse (Trackball) and his keyboard is the Windows On-screen Keyboard, that comes with the Ease of Access Tools.

In recent weeks, he has started experiencing latency problems when he tries to type using the trackball and on-screen keyboard.

My first thoughts were malware or a virus, so I scanned using Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avira, and did not find anything. I also could not find anything in the WIndows Event Logs that could point to a problem.

The only other program he has open is Google Chrome, which he uses to access on online game.

Can someone please suggest a course of action to try to remedy the problem?

Thanks

GW
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Amazon KDP question.  I have a cover and book ready to upload for the 1st time to KDP.  I know that there is a preview you can use to look at your book before you approve.  The question I have is I don't know if I want to use Amazon for my ISBN.  If I select I do want Amazon to give me a free ISBN, can I still look at the preview of the book and then bail out of the whole thing, or am I stuck with Amazon ISBN?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            Throughout the past, I have networked out to online companies whenever I wanted a coffee cup made or a  t-shirt customized for someone special on their birthday or as a special gift for Christmas,  Recently, I have been wondering how nice it would be if I could simply do it myself from home which brings me to this upcoming question.  Can a kit complete with the needed hardware and software be purchased which would allow a novice individual like me custom design t-shirts, caps, cups, plates, and so forth from home?  If so, could someone perhaps provide an online purchase link or links so I can review the components of such a comprehensive kit?

              Thanks so much in advance for any attention given to this question.  I look forward to reviewing any and all feedback given in reply to this question.

              George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

              I am wondering if disability benefits affect social security benefits.   I am asking this question on behalf of someone else who is currently receiving disability benefits and will soon be eligible for social security benefits based upon her age.  That said, she is wondering if she can receive both or will her current disability benefits cancel out her eligibility for social security benefits.

             Any shared feedback to this question will be greatly appreciated.  

             Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

          I am wondering if it is possible to locate and purchase a handheld instrument that can use laser light to access measurements like height, width, and depth and transmit this information digitally back to its display.  I am not sure if such a device exists commercially, but, I know if it does, someone on this forum would definitely know for sure.  

          Any shared thoughts or possible leads regarding this interest will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
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All I want to do is to increase the recording volume (or input volume, take your choice) to have a louder recording volume on a computer running WIndows 10 Pro.

My microphone is a small one that is going to be plugged directly into the mic input on the front of the computer. I know I can boost the recording level on my recording program, but I would like to have a decent level going into it.

 As simple as this seems, I have not been able to find anything on line that amounts to a simple, clear, easy way, to boost the level. It seems like this should not be a big deal but it's starting to look that way.

And I know there are experts for whom this will probably be a very easy challenge.

Let me hear from you!
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Distributed processing, space telescopes and super-computer speeds

I read that IBM sold a super-computer called Summit in June 2018 that could perform 200 Trillion transactions per second.

Curious...

How many average Windows laptops are need to rival that kind of power?

And if that average Windows laptop is used in a business environment, what kind of hardware utilization is there to:
1) Run Windows
2) Perform ordinary office uses, like email, word processing, running a virtual terminal?

Secondly, what can you tell me about the processing power of a distributed model where thousands of PC's perform calculations when it detects idle time?

There is a famous space telescope which does this. Please remind me of the name of that system.

Thanks
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am wondering how chronological age can be determined for an individual born on February 29th or leap year.  Seeing that leap year happens once every three years, it seems like it would be somewhat difficult to determine this with 100% accuracy.  The reason I ask this question stems from personal curiosity.

          Any shared thoughts to this question will be appreciated.

          Thank you

           George
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How-to identify, diagnose and prove that the power surges that were caused by an affiliate of the power company destroyed my electronics. All my electonics have very strange behaviors. They are all damaged. As i'm sure all the other electical devices of all 150+ homes that were also plugged in are damaged as well. (Mobile Home Park)  I would be needing to be able to prove this.

So my question is: I'm attempting to prove this occurred, and I'm looking for the proper authorities to take this issue to. Where would I go about that?
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

I wish to undertake a project with an outside 10 X 10 wooden shed which will require special planning and implementation.   Seeing that my fiancee is a huge football fan of TN, I wish to have painted the MT football logo and  Titan's football logo on the backside (e.g. half and a half) and side with MT and the other side Titans.   That said, I am wondering if it is possible to perhaps buy templates with MT and Titan logos respectively on them to guide in the precision of painting them onto the exterior wood walls of the shed.

If more clarification is needed with respect to the designs, please feel free to let me know and I will respond back right away.  

Thank you

George
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I've been offered a "C2C" or 1099 contract position. The company is interesting to me for the cool stuff they do and I want to be a part of it to see how the magic's done. They say it could go full time if things pan out - although that's not critical for me if it just winds down or turns into a long term gig. I've always either worked directly for a company or as a W2 contractor where the consulting company just took care of everything. Is there a web site that can help me dot all the I's and cross all the T's in order to be a C2C or 1099 contractor? It's all going down quickly so any advice is appreciated!
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How Much Work from the Fastest Super Computer in the World?

I read that IBM delivered Summit in June 2018 to the Dept. of Energy which, at that time, was the fastest in the world. Any faster one since?

I read 200 Trillion computations per second.

IF Watson were to run on that machine, how many computations might there be for one question on Jeopardy? It's an impossible question to ask, but I am just trying to get a scale that I can compare to that 200 Trillion capacity in one second.

And when it comes to latency caused by waiting for some external process, consider that zero.

This is logical since, since the calculations for to determine the best answer might require many seconds, yet I want to know the aggregate amount of computations  needed so I can guesstimate how many such average answers such a system (Watson + Summit) might one second's capacity consist of.

Thanks.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

      I am wondering if it is possible to locate a vintage 1960's Packard Bell AR-851 radio for $100 or less.   While I was able to find one on eBay, it is very high at a price above $700.  That said I would like to locate one at a much more affordable price.  Unfortunately, my exhaustive searches have come up with nothing with respect to what I would like to pay for one.

       If anyone could possibly find a Packard Bell AR-851 radio online for sale at $100 or less, I will certainly be interested in checking it out and purchasing it.  Seeing that this will be a very difficult search based upon the criteria mentioned, I will understand if it fails.

       Thanks in advance for any attention that might be given to this quest.

        George
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Hi, I did encounter a miscellaneous error in SQL 2012 STD edition. I am trying to increase the initial size of the log file for couple databases on a SQL server  and I did it using the script and Management studio GUI. Both completes executing successful but the log size still remains the same old size and it's not increased to the new configured value. Please help.
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I'd guess the force exerted by the person on top and the support needed by the braces is in the physics universe and thus a part of science chosen as the zone.
These are the springs that eliminate the need for a box spring on bunk bed. One has one curved support welded to the frame. The other has two. The previous owner said they thought the spring frame with two support bars would be the top bunk. Why would the top bunk need two braces instead of one? If the top requires two then "they" are assuming the heaviest person will always occupy the top bunk. Common sense my tell the bed owner to always let the smallest child on top.
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Need ideas to make a near 0 cost ladder for wooden bunk bed. I can get free 2 x 4's.
The old bed was metal and full size on the bottom so the ladder was made to accommodate a twin over a full.
That ladder broke in some way and I do not have access to it to see if it can be used in some way on the wooden bunk.
The new bed is twin over twin. I'm not sure if one with hooks on the top will work or not. There is plenty of wood on these frames for drilling holes and adding bolts.
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Sony Walkman Remote Control Commander RM-MZ2S for MiniDisc Player.

The yellow arrow points to a part that appears to be intended to be removed. I am unable to get it off. I guess this is where a AAA battery might be located.
The small arrow points to a rubber button of some sort for some unknown purpose.
Would this device require a battery?
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I am looking for a USB thumb drive with an ink pen built-in to pass out as party gifts.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am looking into having a patch custom made for a baseball cap and looking for any online recommendations.  I have a picture of exactly what I have in mind too along with the cap.

           Any suggestions which can be given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

          I am needing help locating a 12 X 12 heavy duty replacement cover for a canopy frame.  An exact image of the frame and cover can be found at https://www.homedepot.com/p/ShelterLogic-10-ft-W-x-10-ft-H-Pro-Series-Straight-Leg-Pop-Up-Canopy-in-Red-w-4-Position-Adjustable-Frame-and-Heavy-Duty-Cover-22561/202934462.  Unfortunately, the Home Depot link advertises the frame and cover.  However, I am in need of only the cover.

          Any suggested online purchase links given in reply to this question will certainly be welcomed and appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          This question is going to be a bit difficult to explain, so, I hope everyone will be patient with me.   That said, here it goes.  Basically, I have a 3 prong power outlet which works but mounted to the wall sideways.  However, I have a holiday decoration which will need to connect to an outlet that is up and down in order for it to be in its proper orientation.  Given this dilemma, I am wondering if there might be a power adapter which will have a male connector with 3 prongs which will fit into this sideways wall outlet, yet, have a 3 prong open connection on the other end which will be in an upright or up and down position so I can plug my holiday decoration into it in its proper position.  

            In closing, I am not even sure if such an adapter exists, but, I know if it does, you guys will be able to locate it.   In the meantime, I will look forward to reviewing whatever everyone can find out regarding this situation.  

            Thank you

            George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am needing help carrying out an online search to purchase either pre-owned or new men's 11 wide Nike sneakers which will be at or below $40.  While I have certainly found many men's 11 wide Nike sneakers, I have not found any at the $40 price range or below.  

          Any help which might be given toward this search will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you

          George
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Miscellaneous

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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.