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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.

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I have a friend who received a letter earlier today from his dental care provider indicating they no longer accept the Cigna Prepaid Dental Plan.  That said, I am wondering if someone could provide an online link listing the in-network dental providers of the Cigna Prepaid Plan for the Murfreesboro, TN area.  

            Any feedback that can be given in reply to this question will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I read some information that I find astonishingly hard to believe which I want to gather some objective thoughts on.   Basically, I read that all 24 time zones exist at the same time at the geographic point of the South Pole.  That said, it is the only place on Earth that a person can time travel by simply stepping back into yesterday from today and back into tomorrow.   This is explained by all lines of longitude converge at the exact point at the geographic location of the South Pole.  

            In closing, I do not even pretend to understand what I have just posted.  Hopefully, whoever reads this, will be able to offer translation that I can understand and make sense out of regarding this post.  

            Thanks in advance for any simplified versions which can be offered here.  

            George
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i've read articles and watched videos so looking for additional comments.

We bought two gallons of paint and the first one as a primer and the other one as the final coat.
1. Kilz all purpose 2 - interior flat matte - color A.
2. Glidden premium interior paint and primer - flat mate (yes they spell it mate) - pure white base 1 - color A.

The walls are burgandy, purple, yellow, beige.

I started with the room that had purple and yellow walls. It seemed to give poor coverage on the purple and even the yellow. After drying it looked much better. From the middle of the room the walls look fine, Only very up close do you see scattered everywhere traces of purple or yellow. If I decide on a second coat should I use the Glidden or just another coat of Kilz? They are the same color and both flat matte, so they are essentially the same thing. Right?
I moved to one bathroom wall and it was beige and one coat of the Kilz was applied and it's the same visual result. From a short distance it looks like one coat is plenty enough and very closeup you see it's not.
I moved to the room with burgandy wall. This one will clearly take two coats. Top coat with the Kilz primer or the Glidden?

The paint roller should be what nap for walls? The ones I have seem too thick.
Thanks.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I have some paper decorations which I want to put onto some doors which brings me to the point of this post.  Can someone recommend some two-sided stickers which will attach the small paper decorations to the doors and be easy to apply?  

           Thank you

           George
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Fix problems with the "Band" app at https://band.us or find a better communication solution.

I have been looking for a free real-time communication tool that will allow me to have a reasonable number of members without a charge, and have direct but private communication with other members in the group. For reasons of safety when inviting people that you don't know to a specific geographic location for the first time, other members should not be able to communicate directly via electronic means until they exchange that information with each other in person.  This system should ideally be able to send messages via all methods that a person might have available, email, android push messages, text messages, etc. This Band app at https://band.us appears to fit the bill.

I have requested support via the Band Help Center where I have received these instructions that appear to be outdated.
- Band settings gear icon > Remove or Unblock Members > Remove button on the right side of the member.
This selection to "remove or unblock members" does not exist.
- Profile photo of the member > settings gear icon > Remove member
This selection to "Remove member does not exist.

I have also requested support via Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/BANDglobal where I was told over 24 hours ago that someone would get back to me.

FEATURES REQUIRED IN A GOOD COMMUNICATION TOOL
Free
A reasonable number of members without an upcharge charge.
Communication only between …
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I have these JBL S36 II 6" Wall-Mountable 3-Way Speakers with RCA gold plated connectors.  

What's what's the best quick and dirty way to connect then to the music source?   Which is desktop or laptop as a music source.
Any idea appreciated.
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https://www.lazada.sg/catalog/?q=auto+focus+glasses&_keyori=ss&from=input&spm=a2o42.home.search.go.654346b590oHEz

Referring to above link which lists various Auto Focus spectacles, does such glasses really work?
Is there such a technology out there for auto-focusing?  I'm not referring to those "progressive
lenses" where the "degree of the lense varies from top to bottom" & user/wearer moves his
eyeball to an angle to get a clear focus while reading.  Hoping this auto-focus glasses is more
comfortable & clearer for short  distance reading / computer viewing.

Hoping to get something that eases my reading of computer screen & books at 30cm - 60cm
away which I think my current progressive lense (that supports both short & long sightedness) is
not that good with short distance (& this short distance degree of my eyes change every 1-2 yrs.
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for different reasons, one of my customers has a system with 2 different SSD boot drives
1=Intel SSD 530 -                     - settings in BIOS are : IDE and CSM UEFI
2= Samsung SSD  850 EVO    - settings in BIOS are :AHCI and UEFI only
the motherboard = ASUS P8B75-M
since it needs everytime changes to bios, i want to know :
-is there a way to convert both drives to the same settings ?
-what settings are best - in view of speed, ease of access  (W7?)  etc?

ideas and recommendations are welcome
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How do I cast the YouTube Android App to a smart TV.  I see the option for the Roku Streaming Stick that is on the TV but it seems to crash from one of our phones. From my Galaxy Note 8, I don't even see the option to cast and I am on Android 9.0.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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I'm looking for a web hosting can create a craigslist type of community site in other language.
I'm in Columbus Ohio and would like to create in Japanese community site
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am wondering where I might purchase online an electronic or battery-powered hanging picture that transitions through various nature scenes like a waterfall, mountains, countryside with a brook, and so forth.  The transitional images can either be still framed or animated.   I would carry out the search myself, but, I do not really know what terms to use as search criteria.

           Thanks in advance for any feedback given in reply to this question.  I look forward to reviewing what everyone comes up with.

           George
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Is there a free, web-based solution similar to Hootsuite that will allow me to schedule regular posts to Facebook Marketplace via my Facebook profile as opposed to a page or group? Facebook allows me to post manually but not on a schedule.

I do have a website where I could host something that does it if free is not an option at Hootsuite.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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I need to be able to share a mock-up of a PSD file with another editor without a monthly fee.

So far, I have tried pixlr.com and fotor.com but neither solution seems fully capable of this type of shared editing of a fully layered PSD file.

Assistance in finding a completely web-based solution for this would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Experts

Could you explain how Ensemble InterSystems works and what is the purpose of this tool?

Is that an ETL tool like Pentaho f.e.?

Thanks in advance
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I need to identify a portable stand for 4' x 4' table tops made from thick plyboard.

The low standard table height from floor to surface is said to be 28" according to this guide.
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/counter-height-table-vs-standard-height-table-84446.html

This option could work, even at 23" I think but is costly at $31.99
https://www.amazon.com/Achla-Designs-Folding-Floor-Stand/dp/B001Q8YM4A/ref=sr_1_24?keywords=folding%2Biron%2Bstand&qid=1575259930&sr=8-24&th=1

Assistance in finding less expensive metal stands like the one pictured, and in the above link, but between 23" and 27" in height is greatly appreciated.

A little too short at 23". Could be as high as 27"
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Framework for obtaining a marketing assistance

I am looking to set up a process that will allow others to make social media marketing efforts such as posting and interacting with potential customers on my behalf.

The sellers will be advertising products for sale at a cost of up to $99 for each product.

Any thoughts on how to best configure and manage this type of framework would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

       I am interested in any online links for recommended First Aid kits.   While there are certainly many out there on Amazon and eBay to select from, I am not entirely sure how to filter them out so I get the one which meets the highest standards.

       Any suggestions for good quality First-Aid kits will be greatly appreciated.

       Thank you

       George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am wondering how I can track down an internationally shipped package from China within the US.   The international tracking link is http://track-chinapost.com/ with a tracking number of LW839130785CN.  The most current status given is 11/14/2019 which is 10 days ago.  The order itself was shipped on 11/08/2019.  That said, I am wondering if there is a way of determining if my package has arrived within the U.S. along with its estimated delivery date.  This package is going to be a special present for a good friend.  As such, I am getting a little nervous about the whole thing.  

            If someone could help me determine the current location of my package in addition to an estimated delivery date, it will be greatly appreciated.  

            Thank you

            George
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We have what looks like a serious problem. We have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430S. And in another country and limited access. The laptop worked fine on our last trip of 3 weeks and then this time it worked fine in the airports and host home with wi-fi. We have a USB external fan but did not use it on this trip yet and we arrived yesterday. Usage of the laptop have been minimal. I can say the left bottom was warm but clearly not overheating like the last one we lost back in early 2018. Now when booting we get fan error and it shuts down. We are at an internet cafe and doubt we can survive without the laptop until Dec. 11. The trip before last we lost another Lenovo to some problem that was diagnosed using the beeps. It was a bad nVidia chip and a problem on different brands and the repair shop in USA said they did not do soldering repairs so it was trash. Then we buy this one refurbished off Amazon and 2 days into this trip;  fan error then two beeps and shutdown. We have only access here at an internet cafe to get replies and help. It is around 4pm and 5pm EST. I will sit here and wait for answers. I did not bring the laptop with me to the internet cafe. Thanks
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

        I am wondering where I can check at Middle Tennessee State University's website of http://www.mtsu.edu to locate local merchants which offer discounts for MTSU staff and faculty.  It is my understanding there is a list provided within this site, but, I am unable to locate or find it.  That said, if someone could locate the page and provide the link, it will be greatly appreciated.

        Thank you.

        George
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Dear Expert Team
 
I have installed a Device for the first time, and the device is called Ultraloq UL3 Series
We were successful in the installation of the equipment and the operation of the device. We also were able to activate the app that works with the device by registering with an email account. But know we recorded with our email account and know we need to register with the client account know we have noticed that the app only can be registered with on account the operate the app, now we would like to remove the account we registered.

Its a security door lock
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Temp receptionists work at Dental Office for 1 day.
Maybe there is a training program for temps.
Receptionists make $18 hour.
Temp receptionists make $23 hour but dont work every day.

Does this exist in the IT field?
Does this exist in the software field?
Software Developer Taking a day off from work and looking at new code that the temp wrote but the temp worked 8 hours and didnt have enough time to write comments and we had to revert all the temps work.
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          I am wondering if there are projectors which can project an image from a USB flash drive.  In concept, it would be similar to taking an image on a transparency but instead taking it from the USB flash drive and projecting it onto the wall.  The projector would also need to have controls for shrinking and enhancing the images and well as controls for clarity of the image.   Additionally, it would be nice to have a internal rechargeable battery which will hold at least 2 hours or more of charge.  

          If what I have just described is available on the market, could someone provide a online purchase link?  If it is not too expensive, I would like to purchase one.  I have an art and painting project which can be made much easier and with greater precision if I have a digital style projector.

           Thanks in advance for any feedback given to this question.

            George
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Greetings,

We have machines in our classroom that have 2 profiles: english and français

What we would need to do is to push a wallpaper in english for the english profile and push a wallpaper in french for the french profile.

Can you give me advice to set this up please? I believe local GPO can do the trick but not sure how to set that up. I know how to do it on a domain but never tried on a workgroup.

Cheers,


Richard
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I am looking for ideas on how to make our annual corporate developer hackathon more engaging and fun.

Ideally, I am especially interested in ideas from those whom have personal experience and are able to share some ideas from their own events. I can perform a Google search, but personal experiences from fellow EE members is more valuable to me. :)
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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.