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Hello, I'm theymos (Michael). I specialize in computer questions. I will usually not answer other types of questions.Over 2000 questions answered, for great justice. I am very experienced with Windows XP and Vista, I know enough about Linux to use it well, and I've never used a Mac in my life.

While I am not nearly as active on Advicenators as I once was, feel free to send me private questions or links to interesting public questions.

I currently dual-boot XP and Vista. I use Vista primarily, with XP for games. If your problem is particularly interesting, I am able to boot into XP or even install an operating system on a spare computer.

Feel free to contact me by IM (at right) rather than or in addition to asking me questions on Advicenators. With that method, I am able to better diagnose your problem, and I can also use a special tool to take control of your computer and fix the problem for you.

My computer is nearly always on, so be aware that when my IM status is "away", it could mean "away for 10+ hours".

Join CashCrate to make money on offers. I've made $30 already! Many offers(but not CashCrate itself) send loads of spam. Use a spamgourmet email to avoid it. A lot of offers don't require credit cards! Please use my link to sign up so I get the referral.

Here's my forum, where I keep some FAQs; I won't notice your posts on my forum for a long time. If you need something, email me.

Add me on myspace!

You might like my Free antivirus comparison, free browser comparison, and my free firewall comparison.

The picture at the top of my bio is from Ryan Terry's Portrait machine. It matches my layout well.

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Question:
I need someone to interview about computer stuff. I figured you could help me.

isaacashtox@yahoo.com
theymos's answer:
What kind of stuff? I don't have a computer-related job, if that's what you mean. Contact me if you want:
Email: http://tinyurl.com/mw9lyy
ICQ: 214850779
AIM: theymos
Yahoo: theymos
MSN: theymos@hotmail.com

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Question:
Do those sites that pay you to take surveys or data entry really work? Which ones are legit? I know a lot of them require like a $60 sign-up fee. But what is the catch? Thanks!
theymos's answer:
You don't make very much money with them. The survey company makes much more money then they give you.

Cashcrate pays you to sign up for offers such as those surveys. It's a nice combo.
http://cashcrate.com/371956
Cashcrate will tell you what the cost of each offer is, so you'll easily be able to tell whether an offer is worth it. Many offers spam you, though, so I recommend you use a spamgourmet email:
http://www.spamgourmet.com/

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Question:
does anyone know of a (female if it helps...15) job personality quiz type thing that is free? the kind of one where you answer questions and it suggests what job you would best fit. thanks!!!
theymos's answer:
Here:
http://similarminds.com/career.html
It will give you a large list(20-30) of good careers.

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Question:
Does anyone know where to find information on starting your own fishing guide service? thank you so much!
theymos's answer:
-Call your town hall and ask if you need any licenses
-Advertise
-Guide people
-???
-Profit!

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Question:
I want my own website for free, no money to give!How do I make my own website?PlEASE help me!
theymos's answer:
1:Learn HTML
2:Design a website
3:Find a webhost
4:Upload your website to the host
5:Tell people the domain they give you, or get your own domain. TLD(like .com) always cost money. ccTLD(like .to) usually cost money, but some are free. You can get a .theymos.com domain by going to theymos.com.

http://theymos.com for free web design(no need to learn HTML or design a website yourself)

http://w3schools.com to learn HTML.

Geocities and freewebs are popular web hosts. Experts can use byethost.

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Question:
whats an online job site like where you take surveys and get paid that i can trust? or are they all just untrustable? im only 15 if that matters. thxx
theymos's answer:
They don't pay much, but I have successfully made money this way. Two months of surveys turned into a $20 check, not really worth it in my opinion. Be aware that they *always* send you tons of spam, you should use a separate email account.

A better way to make money is the agloco toolbar, which just shows ads at the bottom of your computer screen:
http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBL1825

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Question:
okay...well the thing is that I'm real tight on money..I seriously only have a five dollar bill to my name..that's it, and my parents can't help that fact because they're on social security. I went to basically everybusiness in town and twenty miles out, but no one is hiring or they don't allow a job without experience. And no one needs house cleaners or babysitters..
In May, I will be attending Camp Wonderland to volunteer as a counselor all summer long..and I really need some money to get up there and some spending money.
Is there a job that I can do online for someone? Or something of that type? Like writing articles? I'm just so desperate.
theymos's answer:
http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/homebasedbusiness/a/makemoneyonline.htm
There are online surveys that you can be paid for, but you don't make much with those 20/month max. You can play multiplayer games at moola.com(very hard) and win money, at no cost to you; email me if you want a beta invite. Most malls have job openings not listed in the papers, so check there.

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Question:
the peice in the back of my tv, where the cable cord screws on, came out, so the tv isnt usable anymore. could i bring it to a tv repair shop to get it fixed? is that something that is able to be fixed? its the metal threaded peice that goes on the inside of the tv
theymos's answer:
Yeah that can be fixed. If it's just the part that's screwed in, buy a new cable. If the wires are actually ripped out, it'll need to be soldered back together by a professional.

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Question:
I'm interested in becoming a color and aroma therapist. I've seen a lot of online programs, but I don't know how accredited they are. Wouldn't some sort of hands-on school always be better? Or does it really matter? Unfortunately I live in a small town, far from any of the schools I've read about. Should I just forget it because I wouldn't be able to get the best possible aroma/color therapy education out there? Because I don't live in or anywhere near LA or NYC?
theymos's answer:
There aren't any real "official" degrees in that, so it doesn't matter where you go. You don't even need a license to practice it.

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Question:
Hi,
i was working with an Indian company in Mumbai in which i have a 2 year one sided bond.
After i got married i came to bangalore.My company has branch in bangalore also.
But they are neither ready to give a transfer nor give me a relieving order.
They are asking me to come back and work or pay the money and resign.
Can i proceed legally against the company?
what can i do? please advice......
theymos's answer:
http://www.worldlawdirect.com/
they have free legal advice at the bottom of that page

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Question:
If you are under 18, how do you be bound to a contract? Can your parents sign it on your behalf, etc.?

I'll rate good answers that include a link to their source(s).
theymos's answer:
Minors can only be bound by a contract if it is a nescessety of life(food etc.).
http://law.freeadvice.com/general_practice/contract_law/binding_contract.htm

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Question:
i was wonderin about the child labor laws in georgia.. everything i read is confusing to understand exactly what they are. im 16 and need to know how many hours/days i can work a week. thanx
theymos's answer:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/cl_summary_sheet.htm
no restriction on hours, though there are other restrictions

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Question:
K,hey,I really want to be a cosmetician at the bay ,you know liek selling expensive cosmetics and stuff.I just finished my aesthetics course (skin care and make up are my fav),anywayz recently some1 told me that it is really hard to get into the bay right because you have to have liek 2+ sales years experience,so,I was wondering if any1 knows what its like in there and what are my chances of getting there ,even for part time,(I'm almost 18 n I've worked as a receptionist for a year).. Thanks a bunch.
theymos's answer:
http://www.hbc.com/hbc/careers/default.asp
If it's not on the site, you should contact them

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