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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 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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I have not seen the statement myself but I have someone telling me there is an unrecognizable charge on her credit card statement. I'm thinking she possibly means it's a debit card. But either way, from some of the information she provided to me, it looks to me like it's an ACH transaction.  I've been trying to find something similar on the net but no success, so I'm asking here. Does anyone know why or can somebody give me an instance where an ACH payment might show up on a credit card statement?

Thank you.
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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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At the present time, I am a fulltime caregiver for my Mom, who will be 95 years old this October. Given her age, it is no secret that, even though they had me later in life, I am a senior citizen.  I really need to get a job, but the only option for me right now is to work from home.  I'm hoping someone can give me advice so that I can avoid scams which are everywhere.

Given the state of technology, obtaining remote work should be easy. However, given the type of skills I have and work experience, I believe I will have to pass some type of certification. My skills are in the arts, music(I have a Bachelor's, but who doesn't?) and drawing(still learning) and I don't particularly enjoy giving piano lessons. There are too many factors against it, particularly with an invalid present, cancellations, etc.  I also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, which adds additional challenges. I need an income that is certain.

Some of the sites, which were mentioned on Forbes magazine "top remote jobs" were WorkingSolutions, Flexjobs, and others. These are mostly call center work, and from what I've researched, many are unhappy with the hiring practices.

I was thinking of becoming a Certified Bookkeeper, as I believe it is possible to do this remotely. I don't want to spend anything, either time or money, on learning something that won't lead to a fair chance of employment. I know there are no guarantees, but it's too late for me to become an engineer or pharmacist…
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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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Power 'and' display.

I thought that I would be able to use a micro-usb to usb-c cable to pair this Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c with this Microsoft Surface Go device https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-go/8V9DP4LNKNSZ/L8M8?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab.

While the monitor does come on when it is plugged in using only the micro-usb to usb-c cable, it says "no signal" very briefly, and goes to black.

Is there any way to pair the devices so that the second screen will function?
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Today, I had an interesting experience. I had left my phone plugged-in and attached to the windshield of my car while I was in a gymnasium at my church.

I noticed some kids that didn't look like the usual crowd gathering inside the gym but didn't really think anything of it until I got back outside to my car.

I received a message that the firmware on my phone had been flashed with an unsupported version.

The message soon went away, and the phone proceeded through some significant updating.  It had a percentage in the middle of a rotating wheel with dots around the outside of it.

Since my phone is back to normal now, nothing appears to be wrong, but I am still concerned none-the-less.

It is a Galaxy Note 8.

I need some tips on how to check to see if I have the correct firmware for my device since I am no longer getting any messages to the contrary?
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I need a portable swivel arm that secures to the edge of a table for my Magedok T1116D 1080P FHD Capacitive Touch Portable Monitor shown here http://magedok.com/touch-screen-monitor-t116c. It does not have VESA holes on the back despite the picture that shows them.  The screen is 7.5" tall when turned to landscape view. That's the shortest distance edge-to-edge, so the arm needs to be able to hold that securely.

The two pieces that I purchased on Amazon are noted below, and while they are portable enough to put in a laptop bag, which I like a lot; they are not sturdy enough to hold the Magedok where it doesn't move around too easily.
1. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W51I2L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I find something that works, the plan will be to get it fully assembled and leave it fully assembled so that I can just pull it out in a ready state, and attach it to the side of a table when I am ready to do a demo in a public place.

Assistance in finding the right monitor arm to give me this perfect balance between sturdy and compactness is greatly appreciated.
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I have an earphone with a lightening port, I can use it with my iPhone.
However, I want to use it also on my other devices that only have a 3.5mm port.
Is there any adapter in the market for such purpose?
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

         I have an HDMI Switch 3 to 1 4K Ultra HD component which has stirred up some questions within my mind.  One of which is the IR port.  It is my understanding of the IR port that it is needed so the HDMI Switch 3 port amplifier selector remote control can transmit a signal needed to navigate between the HDMI channels, namely, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, and HDMI 3 respectively.  That said, I wonder how the receiver interfaces with the HDMI Switch box.  One of the accessories which came with the package is a black cable with one end having a connector on one end and an enclosed block on the other end.  Could this be the receiver for the remote which should interface with the HDMI Switch box?

          Any feedback which 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 am wondering if an HDMI Switch 3 to 1 4K Ultra HD requires an external power source.   The reason I ask is that the USB to power connector cable for the DC 5V port is not long enough to reach any of the charging USB ports of my power strip connected to the wall outlet.  

         Thank you

         George
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Ok, this didn't quite work https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CTFZSXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It was not sturdy enough to hold a small screen.

I needed an arm to hold a second screen for presentation purposes. I wanted it to be reasonably small so that I could transport it but now I am thinking that I just want to be able to carry it with the screen already attached so that setup is fast and sturdy.  Screen size is not as important because my second mobile monitor is way smaller than the two 32-inch screens that I have on my desk. However, if it would hold that size, then that might provide even more options.

Assistance in finding a sturdier, but also reasonably compact unit is greatly appreciated.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am wondering where I can go on Facebook to check out comments made about the residential dorms on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

           Thank you

            George
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========== Giving reply to the course trainer,  about his training & cost proposal   ==
The proposed training apparently very extensive.
As I said in my post, Cloud is a quite new technology for me. however, Just have some concepts on it.

We are now in the inception stage of the project, planning for such extensive in-depth training of 40 hours and proposed budget, personally might not be feasible.

For now, I am expecting, to get started my work on our dev and stage environments having fair knowledge on the product, with clear concepts and practical exposure.

More likely after 4-5 months, we can plan for the more advanced sessions.

Kindly send your revised proposal of topics you cover and budget to meet my requirement, to get started as per your convenience.

As there is a proposal to implement cloud storage too near future, that we can be planned later.

As these kinds of assignments more likely to come in future, I would expect you to be moderate.
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I am looking to form a local group that gets together to have lunch and otherwise interact, on a daily basis.
I am in search of the right tool to facilitate this type of local communication.

My thoughts so far are in this sheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14OH97o7dSVa5eC4WXjwHKdzmsJEinQLrVldaqOF-MwE/edit#gid=0

Additional options and your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

       Seeing that I should not attempt to install any Windows-based applications or games onto an Acer Chromebook C720 Series Model ZHN running Chrome OS, I wonder where I might go online to download free applications and games made specifically for it.  

        Thank you

        George
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I am looking to share a phone with a local audience as depicted in the following scenario.

Phone Scenario:
Let's say that I was going to present the following sample slide presentation to a larger audience from my phone, meaning that I was going to pass my phone around the room and allow others to navigate through the following slides as shown here https://shorturl.at/yNOT4.

I don't want the viewers to lose that spot and be forced to hand my phone back to me before it makes it around the room.

How can I accomplish this, ensuring that the slide content is not interrupted by messages or by navigating away from the intended content?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Lay images out for printing on an 8.5 x 11 page.

Is there a free online tool that does this well?

If not, what about a free offline tool?
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Miscellaneous

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Solutions

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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.