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Most wireless routers out of the box are configured to be as promiscuous as possible and will mate with anything (makes them easy to set up). You will probably need to go through the configuration menus once you've logged on to the thing to tune it up. Enable every security setting you are able to. Pretty sure you will be able to disable wireless as well.

 

 

Wow, that sounds eerily like my last two boyfriends.

Were you able to disable their wireless configurations though? :lol:

 

Heh :lol:

 

I did go through a hippy stage where I thought why not let anyone share my broadband, what do I care? Then it was pointed out to me that if the bloke next door is using it to download kiddy porn then Plod will be though my front door at 3 AM and will seize every single bit of computer kit in the place, since I own the ISP connection. And I'll be in the back of a van with the pissed-off dog. Bit of a bummer, hence my router is tied down as hard as I can make it.

 

While I've never tied down a router, I am willing to learn. :)

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Serious question? Quite willing to go through the steps involved in making the thing secure but there will be others here with more knowledge than me, plus the tech forums are pretty good on this stuff.

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Serious question? Quite willing to go through the steps involved in making the thing secure but there will be others here with more knowledge than me, plus the tech forums are pretty good on this stuff.

 

:lol: Obviously you don't know me very well. Thanks for the offer, though.

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David Johansen, Rachael Ray & Tony Bourdain????? WTF????? I'm curious if anyone knows anything about any of this? :blink:

 

From Pollstar -

 

 

But don’t think the Dolls are depending on just a record and tour for income – the band has made some savvy moves in the media and video game arenas, too. There’s that ubiquitous iPod commercial, and a cover of “Personality Crisis” is included as a playable track on the video game “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.”

 

Between the commercial and video game ventures, a South by Southwest showcase appearance with Rachael Ray and a recent taping of the popular “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, the Dolls could be said to be getting their due. (“I did not know about Bourdain and Rachael’s little contretemps at the time,” Johansen snickers of the celeb foodies’ much-publicized rivalry.)

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Gel mats: any experience with them in a home environment, particularly wood floors, more particularly strand woven bamboo? I know that there might be concern for the fading around them due to strong light, but where it will go shouldn't have any direct light and is to be in a north-facing kitchen.

 

I'm considering the purchase, and am wondering if the company's assurances are the whole story:

"The bottom surface of our mat is a non-slip material made from vinyl. We have tested our mats on most common flooring surfaces and to date we have found no issue. However, since we have not performed tests on your particular floor, we cannot guarantee there will not be an issue. You should check under the mat(s) periodically, and if you see an issue within the first few months we will refund your purchase price. Our GelPro mats are virtually water proof; therefore, if any spilled liquid becomes trapped under a mat, it may not dissipate and must be removed as soon as possible."

I'm glad you asked that; we have considered these as well but I am also concerned about discolouration. Our flooring maker warns against using rubber-backed carpets and we don't have enough of the flooring left over to replace a large GelMat-sized area if it were to discolour, never mind getting the purchase price of the mat back...

bumping this up again - any new thoughts, y'all?

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

I've never used one of these but I've always thought they were a neat idea.

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Nope. Swearing at the bastard wall is the usual method of achieving this objective. Alternative languages optional.

 

Although I do believe there are now clever bits of kit that combine a spirit level with a laser pointer.

 

Edit: cross-posted with g.j.

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This may sound like a ridiculous question, but....

 

I've been going to my dentist for over 16 years. I like the practice, and the hygenists always do a good job, but I think my dentist is losing his skill as he gets older. The last time I got a cavity filled, he wrenched my jaw so badly that I was in pain for weeks. So would it be in bad form to start seeing another one of the practice's dentists? Is it like cheating on your hairdresser?

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

Here's something that might help. You could probably even make one with a piece of wood lath (or a paint stirrer) and a picture hanger.

 

Click here.

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This may sound like a ridiculous question, but....

 

I've been going to my dentist for over 16 years. I like the practice, and the hygenists always do a good job, but I think my dentist is losing his skill as he gets older. The last time I got a cavity filled, he wrenched my jaw so badly that I was in pain for weeks. So would it be in bad form to start seeing another one of the practice's dentists? Is it like cheating on your hairdresser?

I think you should discuss this with another one of the dentists in the practice. Then maybe they can schedule your next few visits for days when your current dentist is away, and soften the blow that way. But they should definitely be made aware of how you feel.

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

One way to do this easily is to display the pictures on a plate rail instead of hanging them on nails.

 

Other than that, a plumb line is key, and a tape measure and a level.

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

Here's something that might help. You could probably even make one with a piece of wood lath (or a paint stirrer) and a picture hanger.

 

Click here.

Thanks, Jeff. This might actually work within a certain tolerance. The other suggestions are helpful, but I always seem to get stuck adjusting and readjusting due to variations in the lengths of the hanger wires. Not that I am any kind of perfectionist.

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Is there some clever surefire way to hang three pictures on a wall so that they are lined up evenly? Or must I resort to my usual technique of making multiple nail holes while shouting epithets in various languages?

Here's something that might help. You could probably even make one with a piece of wood lath (or a paint stirrer) and a picture hanger.

 

Click here.

Thanks, Jeff. This might actually work within a certain tolerance. The other suggestions are helpful, but I always seem to get stuck adjusting and readjusting due to variations in the lengths of the hanger wires. Not that I am any kind of perfectionist.

As long as we're on the subject -

 

how the hell do you know where to put the nails?

 

Does one need a stud finder or whatever those things are? (Something which sounds like it belongs in a singles bar.)

 

Once you find the stud, do you want to put the nail into it, or avoid it for fear of bringing the roof down?

 

For that matter, what is a stud & why are they called thus? I gather they are like vertical beams or something.

 

I am going to be hanging pictures in June or sometime & am baffled by the whole procedure.

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