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  • My cat howls like crazy at night, I can't sleep.?

    So my family has 3 indoor cats in total, they all get along well. Two are Female and the one thats causing the problem is Male, all three are neutered. If we leave them inside during the nights they knock everything over so we have a little enclosure built onto the house (happens to be near my bedroom window) for them to stay in at nights. We have been doing this for over a year and they know the routine quite well, but lately he has been howling really loudly. The other two don't make a peep, but he will go on for periods of up to 20 minutes every hour or so, keeping me up.

    I've tried scolding him when he starts, but he doesn't seem to be getting it. I then tried giving him a spray or two with the water bottle when he starts, but still he does it every time. Ear plugs are not an option because while the neighborhood is not THAT bad, there have been a few incidents and since my window is right near the front of the house I can't allow my hearing to be impaired.

    Any suggestions? I considered a muzzle just for the night times, but as that would not allow him to eat I would prefer not to do that. Either way something has to chance because I work early hours and him keeping me up all night is killing me the next day.

    6 AnswersCats1 decade ago
  • Looking to bulk up, but I have unwanted stomach fat. Which should I work on first?

    I'm 19, I've been working out at the local gym with a mate off and on for a few years. Not really following a specific plan, just going along and working out.

    Heres a photo (I'm in the middle in the white top, and hes on the left in the black - yes we were quite drunk hehe):

    You can't see it there, but I actually have a fair amount of stomach fat and love handles I want to work off. We've recently decided to go full-on in terms of our workouts and dieting and I'm not sure whether I should try and work this stomach fat off to give me a flat stomach first, or bulk up more and then trim it down when I start to work on my muscle tone.

    Is there a certain way I should do it? Please only answer if you know what you're talking about. Thanks in advance!

    16 AnswersDiet & Fitness1 decade ago
  • Can I appeal the suspension of my licence based on work transport.?

    Basically I'm losing my license for 3 months for speeding (65 km/h in a 50km/h zone). Now, there were extenuating circumstances, but the bottom line is that I broke the law and I'm prepared to take the punishment.

    The problem is that for work I do night fill (8pm-12pm) and with my parents both working full time they can't pick me up at midnight each night. So do you think I would be able to compromise, for instance only using my vehicle for work purposes or during specific hours?

    Any help is MUCH appreciated.

    PS. I live in NSW, Australia so the legality may differ from other countries/states.

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • What sort of hair style would go well with my build?

    Heres the most recent picture I can find.

    I'm the one in the middle. My hair is shorter now, with no curls.

    Basically, hair styles are not my forte at all, I'm completely clueless on the topic. So yeah, what kind of hair style do you think would go well my build. Thanks in advance!

    PS. Female responses only please, I'm straight...

    3 AnswersHair1 decade ago
  • Can't steer sharp with MS Racing Wheel on Forza 3?

    About the last third of my racing wheels range of movement on both sides does absolutely nothing, I can't turn sharp at all.

    Not sure if this is related, but I could find NO software cd in the wheels box at all. I looked thoroughly but found nothing.

    1 AnswerVideo & Online Games1 decade ago
  • Can't see other computer on my network places, trying to transfer files.?

    My sister has just had to reformat her HDD, and thus, lost everything. I'm needing to transfer about 16gb worth of data to her computer over the network (External Drive is being and ***** and wont work), but I can't seem to see her at all. I'm running Vista 64, her XP 32. I've enabled all of her file sharing options for her, but still can't see her at all.

    I actually had a similar problem a few days ago with my brother who had a similar problem, no luck sharing data via network places, but I fiddled for a while and managed to get it working, I just forget what I did :P

    Her name is actually there in the Network Places, but when I click on it I get an error. I click diagnose it says:

    "'NAME' is not a valid host name

    Check the spelling of the name, make sure the computer is turned on and connected to the network or contact network administrator."

    Also, I'm running Kaspersky and shes using Norton is that helps at all.

    4 AnswersComputer Networking1 decade ago
  • What features should I look for in a digital camera?

    I'm looking to buy a digital camera soon as I want to preserve more memories. I'll only really be using it to take pictures of friends, scenery etc so I'm not needing something amazing, but good quality is a must. I'm a bit of a computer techy but cameras have never really been my forte.

    Can anyone give me an idea of what features I should be looking for? My budget is around $250AUD ($230USD/£140GBP)

    Thanks :D

    3 AnswersCameras1 decade ago
  • Which should I buy as a first? (250 Sports)?

    So I'm looking to buy a used 250 sports bike as soon as I have the money (which won't be for a few months).

    At the moment I have a gutless 200cc dirt bike that I want to replace ASAP. Whichever bike I end up buying, I will only be using it for 4-5 months or so, selling it back, then buying a 600/650. The main purpose of this 250 will be to gain some road bike experience, go up some mountains with friends and most of all, replace the horrid 200 I have.

    I've had my eye on a few CBR250RR's, for around $4500-5000AUD ($4000-4450USD) but the K's (or millage) are so high that resale value could be a problem. I've also been looking at Hyosung GT250R's, low millage, apparently quite gutless as far as 250s go, but very nice visually.

    Any other suggestions?

    3 AnswersMotorcycles1 decade ago
  • Internet cutting out regularly for a few seconds, cause?

    So my internet has had this problem for a while now. It will disconnect for about 20 seconds continuously every 3-5 minutes for hours on end. This is extremely frustrating as I do a lot of gaming and its constantly stuffing me up.

    My first thought was that it was on my computers end; Wrong, because my sister and brother both have the same problem. And since I doubt its the ISP (AAPT), it must have to do with the Modem/Router that are downstairs next to my mothers computers (she runs the network).

    Any idea on what could cause this? It seems like the modem is timing out for 20 seconds or so every 3 minutes, but that doesn't seem likely. Any help is much appreciated!

    2 AnswersComputer Networking1 decade ago
  • Program to monitor bandwidth usage of users on my network.?

    So I'm having to share my monthly quota (a measly 20GB) with the four other members of my family. Basically I'm after a program that will let me track the bandwidth usage of each of them, so I can know if someone is hogging it.

    If the cap is exceeded, the DL speed is reduced to 64kb/s which is torture, so I'm looking for a means to make sure that doesn't happen.

    Feel free to list a few programs, I'm happy to investigate a few of them.

    Many thanks!

    3 AnswersComputer Networking1 decade ago
  • Am I able to lose my stomach fat as well as continue my bulk exercises?

    So I'm 19, 5"11 and about 100kg (or 220 lbs). I have a solid natural build and I've been following a bulk workout plan over the past 3 months or so in which I focus on one or two specific body parts per day about 5 days a week. But thats not the problem; I've always had a bit of a gut and I'd like to work it off.

    Over the past week and a half or so I've been cutting out the unhealthy foods completely and keeping to the good stuff. Oddly, I've actually gained about 4kg or so... >=/

    So my question is: Is there a way I can continue to do my bulk routine (it seems to be getting results; also burning the fat off of my muscles giving a nicer figure) AND include a weight loss diet that allows me to do lots of exercise in between my bulk workout days? (I'd be prepared to drop 1 or 2 days of my bulk routine and replace them with cardio days if it allowed me to do both at once)

    And if so: What kind of diet should I be using? Like, what nutrients should I be after and in which meals? Example of meals?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    2 AnswersDiet & Fitness1 decade ago
  • Pre-Job Training, do I have the job?...?

    I've been job searching like crazy lately. 18, fresh out of school and I really need a source of income. Found a retail position online that sounds interesting, so I applied. Two days later I get a call, I was expecting an interview date. But instead, she said that I have to take a pre-job training course tomorrow.

    This took me off guard, and I didn't think to ask her if that means I have the job. She didn't say anything, other than what I've mentioned, that suggests that I have/haven't. What do you guys think? I really hope I do, I'm extremely short for cash at the moment and its hindering my year off before University.

    So from the sounds of things, do I have the job? Or is this some group interview thing (I really dislike group interviews).

    Thanks in advance! =]

    3 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment1 decade ago
  • Technique vs Weight in workouts?

    No, my question isn't as stupid as the title suggests.

    I've picked up a nice workout schedule (many thanks to the person who made it) that works my muscles over well as well as giving them time to recover.

    I'm naturally a fairly strong guy, but I've noticed with some particular exercises that I've been struggling on relatively low weight to the point where my technique is sometimes failing for the last 1 or 2 reps.

    Anyway, I know that technique is key, so should I drop my weight no matter how low I have to go to get the technique perfect?

    I'll give an example:

    Flat Bench Flyes, 3 sets of 8. I did this exercise earlier today for the first time (I work my triceps regularly, but only just started using this particular exercise) and I thought I'd try with 10kg dumbbells. It felt good, I could feel the burn, but for the last 1 or 2 reps I couldn't keep my arms straight and my technique got sloppy.

    So to sum up:

    - Should I drop my weight no matter how low I have to go to get the technique perfect?

    Thanks in advance =]

    3 AnswersDiet & Fitness1 decade ago
  • Testical pain when at the beach?

    I love going to the beach, I usually go 2-4 times a week. A regular trip consist of about 1 hour sun baking, 2 hours swimming. But after about 2 hours in the water, my testicles start to progressively sting more and more the longer I stay in the water. Its very annoying and painful, also makes it awkward to walk for the next half an hour of so, then it goes away completely.

    Anyone have an ideas as to why this might be and if I can stop it? Thanks in advance =]

    7 AnswersMen's Health1 decade ago
  • How can I help my friend? Hes really down.?

    Hey guys. I have a friend who's confidence is really really low, and I want to try and help him out.

    A while back he met a girl, they were friends for a while, but he started developing stronger feelings for her. After a while he was really attached to her so he thought he should tell her how he felt.Once he did, she then told him back that she already had a boyfriend. He was really upset for a while, but I told him the only way to get over it is to move on and try seeing more girls.

    And then, basically, the same thing happened again. He met another girl, they hung out for a few months as friends, he started feelingly strongly about her, told her how he felt and she said they had a boyfriend as well. He's over her now, but his confidence is really hurt. Hes really unsure of himself, hes not confident enough to approach girls anymore and he fears getting hurt again.

    I'm not sure what to do, I'm usually good at helping and giving advice, but I don't know how I can help him, or how he can help himself. I'd think that he just has to fight through it and meet more girls anyway, otherwise his frame of mind wont change. But it now seems like he's subconsciously avoiding girls because he doesn't want to be hurt.

    Any advise is very welcome, thanks.

    14 AnswersSingles & Dating1 decade ago
  • I have an impossible situation, am I doing the right thing?

    So for the last few months I've been stuck in a situation that I can't find an easy answers for. I've thought about this for countless hours and I can't seem to find an option that completely works.

    I'll start from scratch. A few months ago I started developing feelings for my brothers younger sister (shes 16, and I'm 18). Shes surprisingly mature for her age, everything about her draws me in, her personality is irresistible and when her and I are alone chatting or what-not, I feel an extreme level of satisfaction, like I'd be content to live in that moment for ever.

    The problem is, shes happily in a relationship, and has been for quite a while. For that reason, I've tried my hardest not to show her how I feel so it won't cause any problems in their relationship. Ultimately, I want her to be happy, and if she is happy with her boyfriend, then I want things to stay that way. But that doesn't make it easier for me.

    So, all in all, I have a few options.

    1. I 'could' try and split her and her boyfriend up. I hardly consider this an option as it goes against my morals and I want her to be happy.

    2. I 'could' avoid her completely and try to move on. Unfortunately, I'm really good mates with her brother, and her whole family for that matter, so avoiding her would mean avoiding them which I don't want to do.

    3. I can just do things like I would if I had no feelings for her, visit my mates place, stay friends with her and just deal with my own pain.

    Since I realized the feelings I thought this over and have been pretty much been doing what I mentioned in option 3 for the last few months. Trying to live like I normally would have, and dealing with the pain in my own time. Again, ultimately, I want her to be happy, so if thats what needs to happen, then so be it.

    I've been trying to meet other girls, but I find myself struggling to be interested. I never used to have this problem, I was able to find interest in almost everyone.

    I guess I'm not really looking for an 'answer', I'm just wanting confirmation that I'm indeed doing the 'right' thing by her. I apologize for the length of this post, I didn't plan on having it this big, but deleting it would be a waste.

    Thanks for hearing my vent guys. Re-reading it, sounds very depressing, but I just get in that mood sometimes =)

    5 AnswersSingles & Dating1 decade ago