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If you want to avoid the point, simply take offense. -Intuit


I came here to answer computer questions. (This used to say "...and nothing more.")


What I meant was, I don't know how much help I would be with other things... NOT that I would be upset if you asked a non computer question!


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1. Can xasten build up my muscle?

2. Make me have a broad chest?

3. A six pack stomach? (link)
1. No

2. No

3. No

This is a steroid for dealing with various painful diseases:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexamethasone

... not a steroid for cheating at working out.

Please see a doctor before making a terrible mistake.


I have this Case Programming Assignment, Im having trouble with. It's in VS Express 2013 Net Framework. I have to make where a user puts in the dog's age, then the program displays the dogs age and the age in human years. when the user puts in the dogs age 9. the label says Your dog is 9 years old and 63 in people years.

Its been a week and I can't for the life of me figure it out!! would be most grateful! (link)
Hi there,

In order for us to help you, you are going to have to ask a more specific question. For example: What line of code are you stuck on, what have you tried that didn't work and what error messages are you getting in the attempt.

If you provide those items, I can probably help you.



Technical in IT or PMP in industrial field ? (link)
Please rephrase your question, adding more detail, if you can, as this doesn't tell us enough to help you.

Thanks.


My bother moved to Spain with his girlfriend. He lived with her perants. Him & his girlfriend have been kicked out and now have no were to go and can't get back to the uk. Wot can they do or were can they go for help ??? (link)
Hi there,

Have them contact the British Embassy. The informatin is pasted below.

This is the best possible thing you can suggest they do. If they are truly trapped in Spain and wish to return, they will likely arrange to send them home as soon as possible.

I suggest that they start by calling and talking to someone there. An e-mail might get lost in the shuffle, and they have no time to waste.

If they happen to be in, or very near, Madrid, they should go there in person and explain.

I wish them the best.

Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
28046 Madrid
Spain


EmailConsular enquiries: Info.consulate@fco.gov.uk

Telephone +34 917 146 300

Fax +34 917 146 301

https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-madrid/office/british-embassy


The title of the question is "OK"

When you read the question you will see that it relates to all the questions we had relating to the wife/mother going to prison. He really does not ask a question, it is more of a statement.

Here is the URL to the question written 9/10 at 6:49

http://www.advicenators.com/qview.php?q=644275 (link)
All taken care of, thanks!


I got an email saying my question had been answered, but when I clicked the link to check it out, there was no answer on my question. This hasn't happened before. Anyone know what the deal is? (link)
Hi there,

Two possibilities:

One: The answer was abusive, spam, or something else really unhelpful, and was deleted.

Two: You have the setting on your profile page:

"When browsing the site, should we hide bad columnists from you? (You can still visit their columns, but you won't ever read their advice or see them on columnist search pages.)"

... set to a higher level than the person is currently rated. If you change it to "No - Show me everyone!" and you still don't see an answer, then reason number one is correct.



Hi, I'm new to the site and I am also a YouTuber; I was wondering if it's okay for me to answer questions on YouTube in addition to answering them on this site? (link)
Hi there,

Provided you place a link to the video in your answer, I don't have a problem with it.

Perhaps I will modify the site to embed the video answer directly into the page for you.

Thanks for asking,

DN.


What happens if a girl swallow sperm of a girl during blowjob? (link)
You already asked this here:

http://www.advicenators.com/qview.php?q=643561


So, my current laptop is basically dead, and we think there's really nothing we can do, so now I am looking for a new one.

I will be using this laptop mostly for school (reports, online resources, etc.), e-mail, web browsing, and gaming (Yeah, I'm sort of a nerd so I would like it to be a good computer for gaming). I might also want to have a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet.

My budget is about $250-$400, so any suggestions in that price range?

I would also like to know if anyone has had experience with intel Pentium? I have found some 2-in-1 laptop/tablets I like for $350, but my brother says intel Pentium isn't any good. Any thoughts? The brand is HP, is that a good brand?

Thanks for reading, any suggestions? (link)
Hi there,

Sadly, there isn't much for a gaming laptop in that price range. Sure, you can run a lot of games with reduced graphics settings and get by just fine, but if you intend to run the graphics at higher quality settings, you will need a machine with a dedicated graphics card. You can find some of those second hand around $500, but if you intend to buy new, they are way out of the budget you stated. For example, AlienWare, which is famous for gaming laptops, among other things, has a sale going on that would get you into one for $1,099, but it isn't a 2-in-1. This would let you game though.

http://www.alienware.com/

... in case you want to look anyway. :-)

Your brother is absolutely right about AMD being better than Intel... up until about 6 years ago when they released a newer series of CPUs that AMD has never been able to top.

It pains me to say that, it really does, but the fact of the matter is that performance per watt of power use is firmly in the Intel camp now.

As for the use of the word Pentium there, I would agree that for higher end use, such as gaming, you would prefer a Core5 or better chip, but once again, your budget won't allow that.

You would be surprised how well the dual core Pentium chips will run most everything you want to these days. I kinda wish they had invented a new name for their mid-level chips, since Pentium has a bit of a stigma attached, but these aren't the old Pentium chips from 1996, in fact, for the money, they are pretty amazing.

Speaking for my own experience, I haven't had a lot of luck with HP laptops. When I had my own shop, more out of warranty HP's came through than anything else.

Having said that, there is a problem with all laptops: They cost more to fix than you would even believe. As long as you buy the longest warranty you can get, you will end up ok no matter what you buy as long as it is a major brand.

I have had good fortune with Acer, Toshiba and Dell, in that order.

All the best.

P.S. Why did you rate that previous answer as not being helpful? I would watch that, since it was an honest opinion, and a good answer on the whole. Ratings abuse gets you banned from theis site... just a friendly heads-up. :-)


Do you guys think that it is wrong to kiss someone if you feel that there might be something more than just friends but after youve kissed the guy... U just didnt feel anything? Was i wrong to kiss him and now hurt him by having to tell him i dont feel anything for him more than just friends ? (link)
Hi there,

For future reference, I would like to share something that will save you, and the next guy, both a lot of grief:

The kiss isn't where the magic happens. Kissing someone to see if they are your soulmate just doesn't work.

You know how you know? When you ache to kiss the person, when it is all you can think about. Simply put: don't kiss anyone at all until you are already feeling like you are going to die if you don't find a way to kiss them.

If you realize that you didn't swoon at the thought of kissing him, then there was nothing there romantically in the first place.

The spark happens BEFORE the kiss... otherwise this is how friendships get screwed up. :-(

You will know when the time is right. When you don't have to "try it out," but instead are aching for it, then you have something. Otherwise, you will just be creating the potential for hurt feelings.


i read the advice on New Apology to Dangernerd and no offense but it was not helpful to me at all and i promise i will not threaten to rape another user again becuase of her advice to me and really i am not gonna see a Mental Health Professonal i do not like that kind of advice and this is not a threat i am writing this to you to let you know that i do not want advice on seeing a Therapist so if you get this in your column can you please not advise to see a therapist and i really want to start using this site again it was the questions and answers site unlike any other and i cannot use Yahoo Answers becuse it is for register users only and i cannot register for it all but i do not care and can you please drop the whole rape thing i really should not have asked about MissyMeliss and again i wont be seeing a therapist becuase they think you need to be normal to be intelligent which is false and not have a fun ability so anyway if you get this in your advice column please do not advise me to a see a therapist thank you and please allow my questions to be posted on this site once more . (link)
There is no other advise I can give you except you saw the wrong therapist, they aren't all the same.

Goodbye.


dear Dangernerd i am sorry for those threats i made and i have searched the net for other websites like this one but had no success at all looking for them and i do not want to seek professional psychiatric care becuase i do not like the questions they ask it irritates me and i am no rapist i threatened MissyMeliss back when topix was my problem but now topix has no control over me anymore and what caused all this stuff last year was when i asked about MissyMeliss she is the only user i threatened to rape only becuase of the answer to my question long ago when i first found this site and another thing i really miss getting advice on a website and if you do get this in your column and you still dont want me on here can you atleast post me links to sites similar to this where can you actually get some advice either to the open forum or as a private message and its gotta look just like this one and if so you wont have to worry about seeing me on here again (link)
Hello,

I don't know of any other sites that would be able to help you. You may not like the questions mental health professionals ask, but sometimes in order to get better, we have to do things we don't like. I don't know anyone who likes getting a shot, but people do it all the time because they know they need the help.

There is nothing that anyone here can really do for you, except send you to a professional. You state here that you only threatened to rape a user BECAUSE of her advice to you. I can't risk you hurting anyone in the future because you don't like their answer. For this reason, I have to insist you stay away from the site.

Please seek help.


You answered my question about making a job change recently. After initially accepting the offer, I recanted and turned it down. Later that day the HR Manager left me a voicemail stating management really liked me and wanted to sweeten the offer. I called this morning. Instead of making an offer, she asked me what it would take to get me to come. I gave her a number that was 6% more than what Iwas offered, but still well within the stated salary range. She later sent an email saying she gave the proposal to management and that they were going to pursue other candidates. They didn't even make a counter offer, and said they really didn't think I wanted the job. I thought it was bizarre. (link)
Hello again,

Well, the reason HR always asks you to tell them what you want, is simply to see what your expectations are. Your expectations and the company's expectations just didn't mesh.

Be glad you found this out now, rather than down the road.

Also, the fact that you accepted the offer, then changed your mind back and forth, then asked for more than 5%... well, when I put it like that, hopefully you can see why they might think twice.

As for all the other things you mentioned in your feedback... nobody here reads minds. Had you made that case to the HR person before you said 6%, you may well have the job. Had you explained yourself here, you would have had different answers, but you failed to do so and expected us to read your mind. Few things are more important than good communication skills and the ability to explain yourself when you are interviewing. (Or asking questions on Advicenators.)

On a side note... your other question says: "...I would get a 10% salary increase."

... which makes me wonder what your motives in posting this here are. Are you simply trolling to see who you can leave abusive feedback for? If you were truly mystified by the turn of events, that has been answered by a number of people. I suggest you go through and apologize for abusing users who tried to help you, if you want to keep your account here. Fair warning.


---------------

Your Feedback:

"My inferred question is: why did they ask me to give them a figure rather than tell me what they were willing to pay? My experience is substantial, so that should not have been a factor. This company does not give substantial bonuses and their 401k plan isn't very good, so salary was a major consideration for me. They told me there was opportunity for growth, but of course would not provide specifics. Plus, this job required a lot more hours than my current position. I was not being greedy at all. Why would anyone go to a more difficult job with little difference in compensation? Plus, the whole process was very fast. It didn't feel right. I bet they end up with a less qualified person who won't last a year and they end up spending considerably more money finding a replacement replacement that the $4k I asked for."

-----------------

Original answer:

There is no question here, but if one were to infer a question on your behalf, the answer is pretty straight forward... Your offer was within the salary range, but not the salary range they formulated when they gauged your experience relative to the position.

As someone who has hired (and fired) a few folks over the years, I can state with some certainty that this is what happened. I have also been the person who asked for just a touch more than the person making the offer was comfortable with... and funnily enough, they said the exact same thing you were told.

For the future, here is a good rule of thumb: At a new company, you might expect a 4% raise on a salaried position your first year, if you don't screw up too badly. 5% is pretty much tops for a first annual raise unless you are a rockstar who has made a major difference in the company. With this in mind, asking for 6% is more than they were planning on paying you a whole year from now.

A good suggestion for something they cover as a matter of course: If you have to move for the position, it is not at all unreasonable for you to ask that they cover moving costs as your new employer. Anything beyond that, and you look greedy.

As someone who has been on both sides of the HR desk, I know that 1% over the "greedy" mark, means you are just done. Interview is over. There are exceptions, of course, such as them recruiting a CEO that has a record of bringing companies back from near death, but other than those rare situations, asking for more than your first annual salary bump gets you round-filed.


http://www.advicenators.com/qview.php?q=641326

I asked without registering, and now I can't edit it or respond to the repliers.I really want to add details. (link)
All taken care of. You can leave them comments in feedback, but after 24 hours they aren't able to edit their answers. You are much better off leaving them feedback and rating them to know they did a good job, then ask a new question that conatins all the things you left out the first time.

Thanks,

DN.


Stop telling people they are lame everyone isn't like you (link)
If someone posted an offensive answer, please file an abuse report, or report it to me directly and it will be taken care of.

Thanks,

DN.


i accidentally added a letter after my username i didnn't want. how can i change this? (link)
What is your username, and what did you mean for it to be?

Thanks,

DN.


Im so pleased to see the holier than thou is continuously active (link)
Hi there,

No idea what you are talking about. If you have had a bad experience, please file an abuse report and it will be looked into.

Thanks,

DN.


Really, just wanted to hear once again how foul the choices that people can take from supposedtly "the people who are suppose to care, and not judge by the cover" And to top it off, CHROME INTERNET!" thanks guys or selfish assholes. (link)
What in the world are you even talking about? If someone here has offended you, please send me a link to the question/answer that caused the problem, and we will look into it.

Thanks.


Can I install two different versions of Microsoft Office on the same computer? And will they both work? (link)
Hi there,

It is possible, but Microsoft doesn't advise you to do so. Here are a couple threads on it from the microsoft Knowledgebase:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218861

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290576

... these have almost entirely the same content except for some tweaks for specific versions that only one or the other address.

All the best with this!


Hi, I just want to make sure I am 100% clear so I avoid any problems with using this site. I included a url link to my own personal webpage - a site that I recently launched to begin offering advice. Am I able to use the questions and my answers to post directly to my personal webpage?? Is it ok to use the questions if I keep the user anonymous? Would I need to mention advicenators.com? Please help me in understanding the policies I read upon registration.

Thanks,
Abbey (link)
Hi there,

In the footer of every page of the site:

"Attention: NOTHING on this site may be reproduced in any fashion whatsoever without explicit consent (in writing) of the owner of said material, unless otherwise stated on the page where the content originated."

... So, regretfully, no you may not use content from others on this site. Your answer is yours, so that doesn't apply to you, of course, and you could link to the question you answered here if you like.

Thank you for asking about this beforehand. :-)

Beware of using the name you are going by... she will sue you blind. If you are going to start an advice site, you are going to want to stay as far away from that name as you can, even if it is your given name.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you.

Take care!




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