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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.

I have a TV that accepts a co-axial cable from the wall where the TV provider's cable enters. Someone wants the TV and they have some sort of video game device that is about the size of your hand and has a red-yellow or red-white cable that requires a TV that accepts the standard red-white-yellow AV cable. I think I have an RF device that will allow this hand held video game to be used with the TV. I've done some looking around to see what the video game unit looks like. Not much luck. Maybe someone here can find such a video game device that plugs into a TV and the buttons, etc. to play the video game are built into the hand held device. Thanks.
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            I am wondering if it is possible to purchase a new Google Chromebook for $100 or less online.  It seems that the only ones I have been able to find are either refurbished or used.  If one is found that goes slightly above the $100 price, that will be fine too.   Seeing that I fully trust everyone's judgement and decision making, I am confident to say that any submitted online purchase links to a new Google Chromebook will be of good and sound quality.  

            Thanks in advance for any replies given to this search.

            George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          It seems that our entire educational system is based upon a score achieved on some type of standardized test like ACT for college entrance, GRE for entrance into graduate school, and so forth.  Personally, I do not think an individual's potential should be based upon a standardized test score because there are many other factors such as drive and motivation which can certainly influence academic and career outcomes.  That said, I am wondering what everybody else's thoughts are regarding the use of standardized test scores within the educational system.

           Thank you

           George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           As an extension or add on from two previously closed post regarding possible health risk of plastics, I am wondering what are some alternative materials of plastics which would be more environmental friendly.  Naturally, I would assume glass could be a good alternative for storing consumable products such as water, soft drinks, etc,   But, I am not sure what other materials could be used.  

             Any feedback given to this question will be appreciated.

             Thank you

              George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

        I am needing help locating online a pair of women's Tennessee Titan's shoes, sizes 8W and 9.   Please see the attached file for the exact pair of interest.  

        Any online leads will be greatly appreciated because they are going to be used as special gifts for two special ladies.  

         Thank you
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Hi,

I have a friend that wants to make a website for social purposes, like helping other girls going thru similar social situation as hers; like support group of some sort.  I told her that she should consider opening a page in  facebook or a channel in youtube or a blog so she can write what she wants and get feedback.  I would like to know u guys advice on this topic.  

  • Should she start now getting a domain, a website, developing etc. or start with facebook and from there go tom other areas opening up pages?
  • What blog services out there free?
  • Beside facebook or youtube, what other social media tools should she look into?
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I've been trying to find a video that shows the distances between the smallest sub atomic particle to the farthest galaxy in the known universe. It starts out with a closeup of a woman named Louise lying in the grass on the google campus and goes up through the universe to the farthest point, comes back down and goes through Louise's eye into the smallest sub atomic particle, then comes back up to Louise. It's thrilling and seductively beautiful.

The problem is that I can't remember the link to it. The only clue I can offer is my recollection that the website url had the words "physics" and "astronomy" in it.

Does anyone out there remember seeing it? If so please post the link.

Thanks!

John
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            As an extension from a previously closed post, I recently read a theory which is being thrown around to help explain why Japanese women raised in Japan have very little breast cancer, while (genetically) Japanese women raised in the US have about the same rate as European-American women.   The theory suggest that plastics leach a material that mimics estrogen.   As clearly indicated within a previously closed post, the ingestion of micro-plastics over an extended period of time can certainly lead to a variety of physical abnormalities.  That said, I am wondering how micro-plastics can mimic estrogen.  Does this happen at a molecular level, meaning, the micro-plastics take on a similar structure as estrogen?  Or, does it try to mimic estrogen at a functional level?

            Any feedback given here will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

             George
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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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We got a Facebook friend request. We want to know the setting so we can see who they are = the most recent friend request. All we see are the many who have requested and not in chronological order. Thanks.
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I've seen a Red Herring argument called a "Distraction". I thought that was good.

Are there any other ways to describe this fallacy that communicate the tactic at hand - sort of lay it out to the OTHER person?
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is there any generic criteria that can be used to assess how 'fit for purpose' an application is for the needs of your business, and also the suppliers with whom provide the software. Specifically it is a customer relationship management application that is hosted on-premise and provided by a local firm. Interested in the type of factors you consider and if there are any frameworks out to use as a basis for assessment. I'd also be interested to learn of any specific search phrases what such an activity may be called in order to do some more research myself.
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Starter acoustic guitar for use with the Chord Buddy, Android smartphone, and sound amplification

I purchased this thing called the Chord Buddy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OABXOMG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and am considering this option for a starter acoustic guitar https://www.amazon.com/Fender-FA-115-Acoustic-Strings-Instructional/dp/B0092V7WJ0/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=guitar&qid=1571024587&sr=8-4.

I don't want to spend a fortune but I would like to give myself some long-term options in case I actually enjoy it.

Is it possible to have this guitar interface with my cell phone in some way?

I want to make sure I am going down a reasonably flexible path before dropping another $150-$200 on a guitar, etc first.

Your thoughts and some guidance here would be greatly appreciated.
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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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Miscellaneous

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Contributors

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.