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Reason is my language.
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!

No matter the subject, Ask Away! (I'll do my best.)


I am not a doctor, lawyer, etc. All opinions expressed are my own, and are for entertainment purposes only. Use at your own risk. ;-)

'non passus sum stultus ubi spīritusum valeō'

(Thanks for the Latin, Fern!)

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Hey, someone asked me a question a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't answer at that time. When I came back on, the question disappeared from my inbox, so I'm not exactly sure what happened. Is there any way I can still answer that question? No idea where it went!
Hi there,

The odds are the person asked it to more than one person, or aked it both publicly, and also wanted your personal input.

After a question has been abandoned for 7 days it will be combined with any other copies, into one question with all answers attached.

This is almost certainly what happened. If that isn't it, the person probably thought you weren't going to answer, so they deleted it.

Either way, I understand. Nobody can get to everything all the time. In the future, if you know that you aren't going to be able to answer something for a couple weeks, please use the tool to pass the question to others. This way the user gets an answer, even if it isn't your own.

Before I wrote the de-duper script, and the ability to pass on questions to others, a staggering number of questions were never answered, sitting in inboxes for eternity, or, sadly, being deleted without a second thought. :-(

Things are much better now. We have tools to help when you are busy. :-)

Again, please don't feel bad about it, it most likely got answered by another user.

Do you think a tighter timeline would make things better or worse? I mean if you knew that you had 24 hours to answer a question before it was passed on to someone who might have the time, would that be a good motivator? I did 7 days originally because I didn't want to rush people, but, knowing that unregistered users hardly ever check back after 48 hours from the time they ask you a question... should 24 or 48 hours be the limit?

Please feel free to let me know what you think in feedback.

Back to work. :-)

All the best!


My company is currently looking for some interesting blogs to add to our portfolio. looks like a site that could be a good fit for us so I wondered if you might be interested in selling it?

In case you are interested in further exploring this opportunity you should know that we’d probably need to see some traffic details and maybe some earning details (whatever you’d like to share) in order to send you a purchase offer.

In addition I’d like to mention that all our transactions are made through so we get the site only when you get the money and vice versa, if you prefer a different escrow service that could also work.

Please feel free to send me any question you may have.

Hi there,

Given that you didn't leave any contact info, I am not posting any details.

If you are interested, make an offer. I will warn you now that if the offer is under $750,000, there is no point as we have turned that down from another company.

Take care.

I have a android tablet. I always play my volume very low. So I know my speaker isn't blown. My sound quit the other day. I don't want to send it away to be fixed until
I'm sure it is broken. Is there any way I can fix it?
Hi there,

If your tablet is running Android 5.0 (Lollipop), then this is a known bug that they are working on:!topic/nexus/0CDPXvY5Zpc

... if not, then the sensor in the headphone jack my be stuck so that it thinks you have headphones connected. Give this a try:

Plug in your headphones... do you have sound? If so, unplug and re-plug a few times to see if the headphone jack switch will unstick.

If you have no sound through the earphones either, then go into the sound menu in system settings and see if anything is muted. If so, un-mute it and see how you do.

Please let me know how you make out with this.

All the best!


Yes, quite the immature act to say you're in love at 15. He's graduating highschool next year. I'm starting college next year. We're both advanced.

(Mormons. No dating until 16!! My birthday is Oct. 13th)

Lets call him "N"

We met at a horse ranch in 2011. N was 14 I was 12. When the instructor said to a different kid "Do you know her (as he pointed to me) name?" He stood there frozen. While "N" jumped up and down in excitement and said, "Oh I do!!"

Next year, we gathered at a chili cook off. I straightened my hair to look good. "N" noticed. "How did you get your hair to look longer? Like, I know you can make it prettier, but how did you make it longer."

That same year, I got embarrassed by being unable to control a horse.. I cried. Hoping "N" wouldn't see me when he jogged by, he stopped in his tracks and his familiar voice filled my ears. "Is she okay?" My mom told him the story, be assured me just because of me being physically disabled, doesn't make me any less strong.

Last year. I turned 15. He's 17. He put on this ridiculous dance at church and swung his arms gently singing happy birthday with his twin brother next to him. I smiled, and said,"You remembered." He looked at me and said how could I forget?

This year, I showed him the cuts on my body.

He hasn't turned his back on me. He's helping me.

Someone told me to kill myself and twice he said, "Maybe you should introduce me to him so I can show him how a true gentleman acts. 😉"

Or I could be completely mistaken and he's just being nice to me..

What do you think?

Hi there,

This has already been answered here:

... the people who answered did a good job with the information you provided. If you don't have new information to add, please don't ask the same question over again.

Thank you,


F\18 hey am highschool senior i am in love with z same boy 4 three yrs now, i knw he loved me n asked me to be his gf about 3 yrs ago but i said no, i don't knw hw he feels now but i knw mine.., we r on z same class but we don't talk like classmates wen we see eachother we act like we don' t even knw each other, but z amazing thing is zat we talk by Watsapp we even make fun of eachother. as many of my friends think zat we will endup together i also think z same, u knw zat chemistry ya we definetly have it, i can't stop imagining us together, i even go to school just with a tought zat i will find him at z gate and we will go together talking, coz its so awkward talking by watsapp n not talk by person but i never even once had a chance of finding him , n we both have a bad behaviour which is pride.. too much am a serious kind of girl, zats how everybody knows me, like i don't like boys, i hate relationship n like zat but no one knows zat am like zis inside, zey make fun of me all z time n zey say zat i have feeling for him too but i always deny... say like" me with him never" but deep inside am just trying to hide my feelings, i don't like anybody knowing ,but lately i think its getting obvious coz my pretending skills are getting weaker, i don't even know how i act when i see him... i tried many things to forget him i even started to point out his bad features just to forget him but nooo his not easily forgoten person!! besides zat there are so many reasons i can't be with him now.. but i can't handle it, when he starts a conversation on WApp i just become so happy n excited but when he don't talk to me even if he is online i get so mad, n jelous, n he is a diffrent kind of guy i hve never heard even one guy like him, we have never talked about love or that kind of stuff we always talk about school, music, film but never about his feelings or mine, he is just different even when he asked me to be his gf he never faced me he told me by his bestfriend, at zat time we didn't speak for like 6 month but even after we made peace he never talked about a thing i don't know maybe he is just like me who hides feeling, but in g-10 his one friend called me n told me zat his friend loves me very much (z one who asked me to be his gf) n said zat he even cryies whenever zey talk abt zis kind of stuff n tell zem not to talk n he said zat he is telling me zis without him knowing n asked me to say yes to him but i still said no n told him zat we could be friends n zat he can call me but he didn't i don't know what kind of person he is..... but i just don't know wat to do with my life p/s any sugesstion??? (link)
If you expect serious answers, please repost this without all "zis n zat" as well as some paragraph breaks. I will go ahead and delete this so you don't get dinged for posting the same question again once you have fixed it.


Okay so I am wondering if there is any way to sync 2 different itunes libraries to my iphone.
I have a laptop at home with most of my music on it. However, I wanted to be able to sync music from my work computer as well. I know I can log in to my itunes account on both computers, the problem with that is that itunes is not the source of my music. I am trying to find out if there is any way I can go home, and sync to my iphone as well as go to work and when i want a song to be put on, I can put it on there as well without affecting any of the existing data.
Please help, I'm new to the apple world and its a little overwhelming.
Hi there,

Apple has gone out of their way to prevent you doing this, and the reason is simple enough: If you could just absorb the music from any old install of iTunes, then you could buy a song and share it with all your friends by simply letting them plug in their iPhones or iPads.

There is a possible work-a-round that is technical enough to prevent easy sharing, but do-able enough to accomplish a one time dual-sync of two iTunes libraries to a single iPhone:

... though I warn you it is fairly technical for a beginning user.

If you plan to sync between machines regularly, you may want to come up with a new way to manage your music library.

For a small bit of humor, remember as you read the steps involved that you might have bought an Apple device because someone told you how user friendly it was. :-)

All the best!

Hi I would like to ask if is it safe to have sex after mens.Yung mens ko po regular nag simula po nung jan.24 hanggang 27,tas naki pag sex po ako nung jan.30.Di po ba ako mabubuntis? withrawal method po gamit namin pero di nmn ng tagal pagtatalik namin.Need ko nang advice nyo. (link)
Please write the whole question in English. Thank you.

So getting advice is what this site is all about! As I was just posting a question of mine, I couldn't help but notice the Notes section below the question section!!
I am from India and we do speak good English! We might not be the best orators in the world but we are more than capable of having a good conversation with any one!
I personally think that it is a bit harsh to categorize one nation on their ability to speak English!
Here I am, trying to make my point! It would be perfect if you could do something about being brutal about how people type their questions on the forum!
Hey, it's a forum for helping each other out, not categorizing them :)
Hi there,

That isn't there to be "brutal" nor does does it single out India. It clearly states that India is just an example. :-)

The reason I did this is because we get a great many people posting from countries that have a different take on English. What was happeneing before I added that, is that the people answering would be "Brutal" about their poor English, and not bother to actually answer the question.

When someone says: "I am from Iraq..." people then have mercy on their poor English skills, and don't feel the need to attack them for making so many mistakes.

Of course the good, kind and caring people will always answer the questions, no matter how poorly written they are, without correcting their writing. :-)

Again, India is just an example, you are not being singled out.

Take care,


Old posts associated with a certain email address that keeps coming up when googled, how can I report these or get these taken down. (link)
Please send the information to




I was looking at the questions that I have asked. Each question I have asked says that I have 3 answers, but when I click on the question that was asked, it only shows two. Is this a bug? Or is it really only 2 answers but it's a bug that says only 3 have answered?

Thanks. (link)
Hi there,

In your settings there is one that allows you to hide answers from users who haven't been rated enough yet, or who have been given low ratings. If you change that setting to show everything, you will see all the answers.

The only other reason would be if a user was banned after they answered your question. The first situation is much more likely.



What's 4.82+12.7= (link)
Hi there,

I could just give you the answer, but I would like to show you a trick so you can work it out yourself the next time this comes up:

Whenever you have a partial number after the decimal point, even the places out before you begin:

Which is easier to figure out:


... or:

+ 4.82

When you see it like that, it is stone simple, eh? Just do the addition as if the decimal wasn't there at all. Adding that 0 after the 7 just makes it process better when you look at it.


+ 4.82

Hi! I have a Nikon camera & have been using ViewNX2 for a few years,hen i uploaded the programi chose Italian as my language,but now i want to chang it to English (im teaching my little sister to use it & she doesnt speak Italian).So can i do this or do i have to upload it again? Please help,all of my photos are there and theyre my life,i dont want to do something wrong and mess it all up,im not very good with computers.Thanks! (link)
Hi there,

I went through the manual, and wasn't able to find a way to change the language settings except to re-install over the top of the last copy, and choose a new language at the time.

I suggest you do NOT do this unless it is a last resort. Normally I would install ViewNX 2, and go through the options, but I am afraid this is a crazy busy time for me right now. :-(

I am guessing you looked through all the options pages in the program, but just in case you haven't, please double check there for a drop down selector that will allow you to pick a new language.

If it were me, I would contact Nikon for a definitive answer:

Nikon support number:

Call 1-800-Nikon-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday

A couple other thoughts: How about installing it on a different machine, so your little sister doesn't accidentally destroy your life's work? ;-)

Also, I don't know what you are doing for back-ups of your photos, but if they are this important to you, please consider backing them up.

In theory, you could back them up, install the latest version of the program, in English:

... then import your photos.

Please let me know in feedback what Nikon Support says about this. If there is an easy way, I would like to know for the next time this comes up.

By the way, I think it is great that you are teaching your sister, the world needs more sisters like you!

Wishing you all the best with this.

i m 25 Years old from india Kuch din pahle mera rape kar diya gaua tha. But maine ue bat kisi ko nahi batai .anjane me main pregnant ho gayee or pata ni chala. Jb pata chala to kaffi der ho gayee thi .maine ek baby ko janm diya bt wo nahi raha. Ab mere ghar wale meri shaadi karwa rahe hai par use ladke ko jb shaadi ke nad first night ko meri reality pata chalegi to wo mujhe chod dega . Main ye ni chahti main kya karu plz suggest me (link)
English please.

My computer is telling me that my AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Burn/Burn file is corrupted, as seen in the link below:
I've ran the check/repair it tells me to, but it doesn't fix it, and says something about a program I downloaded that's preventing the check/repair to finish. How can I fix this?

I'm not even sure what this file is, is it safe to just delete it? (link)
Hi there,

If you didn't check the box to scan for and repair bad sectors, you should run the utility again and do so.

Before you even do that, you should back up and files you wish to keep, simply because errors like this are frequently a sign of impending drive failure.

Please read this thread:

... and go here to run the utility they are talking about:

If you need any further help, please let me know, and provide as many details as you can when you do. Things like which version of windows you are running.

I wish you the best!

Dangernerd, Adviceman49 here; I am unable to log in and the system is saying it does not know me when I asked for a password rest.

Could you Email me a with instructions how to get back in.

Thanks (link)
Hi there,

I have e-mailed you directly, and sent you a password reset notice as well.



This is the question: (link)
You may post the complete text in a question. You may not post a link to an image of a bunch of text. Please ask a fresh question including the text from the image.


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:

... 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.


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.

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