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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".

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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.

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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'm 14, and I've got a fair amount of skin discolorations. Reading up a ton on things to help, I've come across a certain ingredient many times in skin whitening products--
L-glutathione.

It seems like a miracle, especially when taken as an oral supplement! Helps pimples, evens skin tone, improves overall health, helps your liver.. It just seems like a miracle.

But, is it too good to be true?

and, if I DO take it to help with my skin problems, might my skin become TOO white and look sickly since I'm already kinda pale?

My shade in (covergirl) make up is 'Natural Ivory', so that might help you get an idea of my skintone.

Personally, I think pale is pretty, even though I'm a 14 year old American girl. I don't care if someone laughs at me for not being tan--I just want to be happy with myself. I like my skin color pretty well, just not the condition of it and the pigmented spots/unhealthy look of it..

theymos's answer:
I took 50mg of glutathione daily for three months and noticed no changes in my skin. If there is any effect, it is minor or requires large doses.

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Question:
what does it mean when makeup does testss on animals



is it a good or bad thing

and why
theymos's answer:
Would you rather they not test it at all, so that when you use it you go blind? Or do you want them to pay poor people $5 to rub a substance with unknown effects in their eyes? Animal testing is the only moral option.

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Question:
are stainless steel, surgical steel and silver the same thing? i think they are different, but a lot of people have told me they are the same thing. want to know for ring i am buying...
theymos's answer:
Surgical steel is a higher grade of stainless steel. Silver is completely different. Stainless and surgical steel will not tarnish over time, but it's less valuable than silver.

Using steel instead of silver is like using zirconia instead of diamond. It can actually look better, but some people won't like it because it's not "real".

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Question:
What would be a good colour that would represent Medusa, or be her complimentary colour?
theymos's answer:
Grey or green.

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Question:
I really want a Hugo Chavez shirt [Venezuelan leader]. I think it's him on the red shirt like wearing a black hat sort of thing and his face is all black, and the shirt is red.

I believe it has to do with 'Viva La Evolucion'.

I also remember seeing a kid with a Peter Griffin [Family Guy] hoodie with Peter impersonating Chavez.

Direct links is what I need.

Much appreciated.
theymos's answer:
No, that's Che Guevara:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara
He was a Communist revolutionary.

only search advicenators.com

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Question:
I'm always up with latest stuff, but i just wanna know different symbols for the name on your myspace because I'm looking for one to put up.

so if you would, could you post different ones??
theymos's answer:
Read my answer here:
http://www.advicenators.com/qview.php?q=519284
Unicode characters are the only ones you can make, so if it's not on the unicode chart(see that question), you won't be able to insert it into your name.

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Question:
So my family's going on a vacation in winter. We're from Barbados which doesn't have snow or any relly cold areas. The coldest it gets is about 25 degrees celcius maximum. So we're leaving in a while (few days) and I have no idea how i'm goin to stay warm to reach New York. Tell me how to dress to go to the airport please? how many layers of clothes will i need???????
theymos's answer:
You should wear three layers: long-sleeve shirt, sweater, and light jacket. Carry a light winter hat and gloves. Wear long pants, sweat pants would be best. You may want to bring handwarmers for your feet; don't wear sandals.

If you anticipate being outside in 0 degree C weather or colder, pack a heavy hat, heavy gloves, a heavy jacket, thermal underwear, a scarf, and additional handwarmers. If you anticipate being in deep snow, bring winter boots.

Have fun!

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Question:
Hey.
If I have a song hosted on a website and have the URL for it, is there an HTML code or something to get it to play on another website of mine?
theymos's answer:
Please either register or include your email in future questions to me.

The best way is to just link directly to the file:

link text

It is also possible to embed the file into the page. This only works if the person has quicktime installed:


If you want it to play automatically, with no input from the user, do this:

This only works in IE, and won't work in firefox or opera. It's also incredibly annoying, so I recommend against using it, ever.

You could also use a flash player, which works better, but I'm not going to discuss that because you usually need your own server.

The "direct URL" is a link directly to the file. It must end in:
.wav
.mp3
.wma
.mp4
.ogg

These a direct URLs (spaces are to prevent autolinking, ignore them):
http:// example.com/music.mp3
http:// thing.example.com/stuff/example.ogg

These are not:
http:// example.com/listen.html
example.com/music.mp3 (there must be http://)
http:// youtube.com/watch?v=FOq1VUPdjYk
C:\documents and settings\file.mp3
[any myspace link]
http:// example.com/listen

You can download music from non-direct link sites using this:
http://zamzar.org/url/
You can then turn files onto your computer into direct links using this:
http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/

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Question:
ok, i found this one site, with really cute clothes. but when i look and see how much it is, it says £16.00 whys that E or whatever there? does that mean its not american money? how much is it? is it just 16 dollars? or more or less?


ahh help.
theymos's answer:
That's Great Britain Pounds, a foreign currency. At this moment(it changes slightly every day), £16 is equal to $31.67. They might not deliver to the US, check with them.

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Question:
hot topic is owned by abercrombie and fitch? is there something else i should know? why are they so expensive. whats up with that store?
theymos's answer:
No, it's not. Hot topic is a publicly traded company, owned only by its shareholders. Hot Topic stock is held primarily by Fidelity Management & Research, so if anyone "owns" Hot Topic, it's them. Fidelity Management & Research also holds quite a few shares in Abercrombie and Fitch(and other clothing stores), but it isn't the main shareholder there.

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Question:
I moved to New York City recently and have yet to begin the tedious task of finding a salon to get my hair cut at. I mean I still go to my old salon where I used to live whenever I visit, I'm so intimidated. Usually I would turn to Google, but seeing as its NYC and there are hundreds of salons out there, could anybody recommend a good salon thats not uber expensive. I live on the Upper East Side, but I can go to any place on Manhattan. I just get it cut (at my old place that included a shampoo), no coloring or anything if that helps any.
Thanks!
theymos's answer:
http://tinyurl.com/28yheg

Check the left side, most items have a star rating. Click the stars to get reviews.

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Question:
If you have black hair, are you considered a brunette, or just a black-haired person? I have some people telling me that they are in fact brunette, and others tell me otherwise.

Thanks.
theymos's answer:
A brunette person has brown hair. Some people think brunette means dark hair, but that's wrong. It's not really a big deal.

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Question:
has anybody ordered anything off of www.fashion-luxury.com ? i want to know if it's trustworthy and reliable. thanks!
theymos's answer:
Don't buy anything off that site. It's almost certainly a scam. If you would wire-transfer your money to china, as they request, nothing stops them from just taking it. Wire transfer is the same as giving them cash, it isn't as safe as credit cards. If you bought anything from them, report it to the FTC and they'll help you get your money back.

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Question:
i know this seems like an a stupid question but my friends tell i am, but i would rather get advice from people ive never met?
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m252/bballbabe4x3/100_1469.jpg

theres the pic
theymos's answer:
You look average, certainly not bad looking. You'll look prettier when you get your braces removed.

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Question:
I want to get my boyfriend a glass rose with out names engraved on a petal. Anybody know of a website to get that at?

Also, those glass blocks that have poems and such engraves into them. Where can I get them at?

Thanks.
theymos's answer:
only search advicenators.com

If you want anything engraved, you take it to an engraver. Just buy the glass block/rose and take it there. Find an engraver by going to http://local.google.com and searching for:

engravers near wherever you live

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Question:
so i have like.. a ton of pimples on my foreheard
i have dry skin around my T zone ( so bad, that it flakes ), i use moisturizer, but by the middle of the day ( i have bareminerals makeup on )my face gets really oily in my T zone. its weird. Does anyone know a moisturizer that is strong enough to moisturize my skin but not greasy and makes me oily?
also, i use differin and duac acne gels for my acne, they work sometimes but not all the time, it usually clears up then comes right back in a few days. Does anyone know any good home remedies or cheap stuff that works?? i dont wanna spend alot of money because i already did w/ differin & duac. so dont tell me to go to a dermatologist, cuz i already have.
thanks!
theymos's answer:
Zits are caused by oils and dead skingetting in your pores, which are then infected by bacteria. There are 4 ways to treat this:
**exfoliating
-exfoliating is abrasively taking away the dead skin, so the bacteria can't grow. This can be done by taking any grainy material and rubbing it on the area. It shouldn't hurt really bad, if it does you might make it worse by making gouges for the bacteria to go in. Mix sugar or salt with something creamy and rub it on the area till your face just starts to hurt, but not badly.
**antibiotics
-topical antibiotics kill the germs on your face, so they can't form zits. Benzoil peroxide is usually recommended for this purpose, and is the best. Most over-the-counter creams have 2-10% benzoil peroxide. The larger the percentage benzoil peroxide a cream has, the better it will work. Very high(near 95%) concentrations of benzoil peroxide can be prescribed by a doctor. Hydrogen peroxide is chemicallly similar to benzoil peroxide, and is an alright alternative. Rubbing alcohol will very likely help, but isn't as good as either peroxide. Colloidal silver is silver(a natural antibiotic) dissolved in water. You drink it, and the silver bonds with your skin. This can help a great deal with acne. However, using colloidal silver for many years can turn your skin permanently silver-colored.
**drying the skin
Drying the skin will help acne, and is a good 24-hour treatment. Mix baking soda with water to make a thick paste. Put it on the area and sleep. Every time you do this the zits will get smaller. The zits usually dissapear visually after the first or second time, the bad ones after a week or so.
**medical treatments
doctors can use hormones and penicilan to stop zits, but they'll only do it if you have them REALLY bad.

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Question:
is it true that if you trimm your hair 4-8 wks. it gets longer? explain why . i always thought that 'oh yeah who cares if i have split ends, ill let my hair grow a lil longer and then when its long already just the way i like it, ill have them TRiMMED!" true or false. explain why please. thanks can anyone send me a good website for taking care of hair???? ll thanks
theymos's answer:
not true:
http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/hairgrow.asp

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Question:
I was thinking of widening my wardrobe. I thought of wearing lower cut tops. But my question is, if let's say a girl reveals her cleavage, will the guy wanna bang her or something? Will he lose respect for her?Because I definitely won't want guys to think of me that way. So, maybe the guys can answer this?
theymos's answer:
They'll think you look hot. They'll have the same amount of respect for you, though. Just because you look hot doesn't mean guys will think of you as an object.

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Question:
ive been taking a shower once a day washing my face 2wice a day and all that happens is i brake out more and im getting sick of it and i baught face wash and im starting to use proactive but ive been washing my face for a year and its still not working what should i do
theymos's answer:
benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and rubbing alcohol will get rid of acne. Don't get that stuff in your eyes or mouth, though; and don't mix them. Wash your face as you normally would, not especially hard or more often; that can actually make it worse. Take a look at this wikipedia article for more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_vulgaris#Treatments

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Question:
I need some help finding pictures of good long hair styles.

My current hair is brown beyr long and semi dead ended. I have some supremely long grown out side bangs which I now just part so you cannot tell that I ever had them. I would like to cut my hair- not too drastically- and like the girls hair in the Garnier Fructis commericals. But shorter than most. Can anyone help me out with some photos???


I would prefer none with Nicole Richie or Paris Hilton types because there hair is so overly styled there is no way I could ever do that.
theymos's answer:
http://www.hair-styles.org/fl1.html
http://hairstyles.free-beauty-tips.glam.com/long_hairstyles.html
http://www.hairstylesdesign.com/long-hairstyles.html
http://tinyurl.com/ycsbyf

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