• Will an HDMI to RCA composite cord work for a Roku 2 to digital TV?

    The TV is digital but an older one without an HDMI slot. People saying the cord doesn t work appear to be those trying to hook their digital devices to an analog TV.
    The TV is digital but an older one without an HDMI slot. People saying the cord doesn t work appear to be those trying to hook their digital devices to an analog TV.
    4 answers · TVs · 4 years ago
  • How Do Search Engines Treat People Copy & Pasting Your Content To Their Website?

    Quite a number of times I have people copying and pasting the stories I post to my blog immediately so they show up extremely ahead of my site in search results. Or in some cases my page doesn't even show up while their ridiculous looking paste job does. They do leave in all the links to my website but I'd prefer if they just used a... show more
    Quite a number of times I have people copying and pasting the stories I post to my blog immediately so they show up extremely ahead of my site in search results. Or in some cases my page doesn't even show up while their ridiculous looking paste job does. They do leave in all the links to my website but I'd prefer if they just used a portion of the story, and then had a link to read the rest. Clearly these pasters are getting better ranking than the person who actually created the content. Do the search engines look at it as duplicate content, and penalize your site? Should I be telling these people to just paste a portion, and stop pasting the whole thing?
    3 answers · Search Engine Optimization · 4 years ago
  • Is Slenderman Copyright Protected?

    It seems some places say the urban legend of Slender Man is copyrighted while others say it's public domain. It appears a guy named Eric Knudsen created the character on a forum as a series of photoshopped images. Apparently he doesn't mind use of Slenderman for non-profit purposes. If it is copyrighted then how are there so many amateurs... show more
    It seems some places say the urban legend of Slender Man is copyrighted while others say it's public domain. It appears a guy named Eric Knudsen created the character on a forum as a series of photoshopped images. Apparently he doesn't mind use of Slenderman for non-profit purposes. If it is copyrighted then how are there so many amateurs writing books on Amazon about the character? Are they simply not called out on it? They're charging money so they're making profit. Whether writing it as if he was a real supernatural being, as a character in a fictional story, or merely writing about the real phenomenon of the Slenderman internet mythos. There seems to be 2 different guys claiming copyright. How is that possible? Who actually ones it? Does that mean anyone can claim a copyright to Slenderman? http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrec... Could a variation on the name along with adding ones own unique description of the character be used? Say like the Slender One or the Supernatural Slender?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • When Will The Next Ice Age And Little Ice Age Take Place In North America?

    The last Ice Age being the last glacial period from approximately 110,000 to 12,000 years ago, and the last Little Ice Age between the years 1250 and 1850. So when is the predicted beginning of the next of these two Ice Ages. If you believe in man made global warming please don't answer this question. Thank you.
    The last Ice Age being the last glacial period from approximately 110,000 to 12,000 years ago, and the last Little Ice Age between the years 1250 and 1850. So when is the predicted beginning of the next of these two Ice Ages. If you believe in man made global warming please don't answer this question. Thank you.
    2 answers · Earth Sciences & Geology · 5 years ago
  • Can You Avoid Obamacare By Not Filing An Income Tax Return?

    If your income is low enough to not file a tax return then can you avoid the Obamacare penalties since it's done through the IRS? If not then how is someone with little or no income supposed to buy health insurance? Especially if State paid healthcare has a waiting list a mile long. Is there some Federal program like Medicare that stops the... show more
    If your income is low enough to not file a tax return then can you avoid the Obamacare penalties since it's done through the IRS? If not then how is someone with little or no income supposed to buy health insurance? Especially if State paid healthcare has a waiting list a mile long. Is there some Federal program like Medicare that stops the penalty. Do they tack on penalties forever while they clearly see you can't pay and most likely never will be able to pay as the Obama economy flushes further into the toilet. Also how is the average person supposed to figure all of this out. There's so many who think this is free Universal healthcare.
    4 answers · Current Events · 5 years ago
  • What Does The Moon Look Like In Polar Regions?

    Specifically if I were standing at the exact geographic north, and south poles. I'm assuming it's low on the horizon as it moves 360 degrees along it? I've read various sites about this but it's still not clear. Does it only appear for two weeks then disappear for two weeks? Does a Full Moon only happen once a year, and it lasts... show more
    Specifically if I were standing at the exact geographic north, and south poles. I'm assuming it's low on the horizon as it moves 360 degrees along it? I've read various sites about this but it's still not clear. Does it only appear for two weeks then disappear for two weeks? Does a Full Moon only happen once a year, and it lasts for two weeks in the winter? Does it take a full year to go through all the phases in the same way it takes a month elsewhere?
    4 answers · Astronomy & Space · 5 years ago
  • Is There Anywhere On Earth That Has A Constant Spring/Autumn Type Of Season?

    We have the polar regions which are always winter, and the equatorial areas that are always summer but is there a place that's just perfect all the time. Not too cold or not too hot. Unfortunately I find the winters hellishly cold, and blizzard ridden along with the summers being hotter than Hades. Is there a magical land where it's... show more
    We have the polar regions which are always winter, and the equatorial areas that are always summer but is there a place that's just perfect all the time. Not too cold or not too hot. Unfortunately I find the winters hellishly cold, and blizzard ridden along with the summers being hotter than Hades. Is there a magical land where it's perpetually spring or autumn? A place of wondrous temperatures that rarely stray from the 40-70 degree Fahrenheit zone. Nah that would probably be too easy right?
    5 answers · Weather · 5 years ago
  • Isn't Google Guilty Of Violating It's Own Unnatural Links Policy?

    I have a number of websites including search engine,and directory websites that are constantly getting requests to remove what they call unnatural links due to Google penalizing them for it. This possibly suggests that Google could be trying to run it's competition out of business? Do they consider links on every search engine, such as Yahoo,... show more
    I have a number of websites including search engine,and directory websites that are constantly getting requests to remove what they call unnatural links due to Google penalizing them for it. This possibly suggests that Google could be trying to run it's competition out of business? Do they consider links on every search engine, such as Yahoo, to be unnatural links. If my search engine directories are unnatural then why not Google themselves? Isn't this like a pork company saying all other companies manufacturing pork have unnatural pork in an effort to cast their pork as superior? Either way I'm sick of hearing from these unnatural link whiners whose whole life is at the mercy of Google because we give one company such power. Lets go back to the good old days of the late 90's where internet traffic was spread among many search engines.
    6 answers · Google · 5 years ago
  • Why No Choice In Public Utilities In A Capitalist Nation?

    Why do I have no choice but to move when it comes to service providers for electricity, natural gas, cable, telephone, etc.? Why do we have private companies with monopolies over large areas? Who did they buy off to provide us with crappy service? Could it be we actually live in a corporatist nation? If this was real capitalism we would at least... show more
    Why do I have no choice but to move when it comes to service providers for electricity, natural gas, cable, telephone, etc.? Why do we have private companies with monopolies over large areas? Who did they buy off to provide us with crappy service? Could it be we actually live in a corporatist nation? If this was real capitalism we would at least have two choices? Without competition we cannot get lower prices, better service, and respect for the consumer. We are in essence held hostage.
    3 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 6 years ago
  • Why Are The Two Nights After It Snows So Cold?

    This has been the broken record pattern for years. It snows, and then the next two nights are frigidly cold. Even when it warms up in the winter, and it rains the next night or two it just has to be in the single digits Fahrenheit or your money back. What's up with that? When doing a search I actually find people saying it warms up after... show more
    This has been the broken record pattern for years. It snows, and then the next two nights are frigidly cold. Even when it warms up in the winter, and it rains the next night or two it just has to be in the single digits Fahrenheit or your money back. What's up with that? When doing a search I actually find people saying it warms up after it snows. That would be nice if that was true. Perhaps they're talking hours after the snow.
    2 answers · Weather · 6 years ago
  • What Happened To The Light Wave? The Replacement For The Microwave?

    I remember watching a technology show in the early 90's where a working model was at a technology show. It was a small oven with thousands of tiny heat producing lights in it. This wasn't no Betty Crocker oven folks! It showed a pizza being made in 3 minutes. No irradiation of food, and even cooking. 20 years later, and there's no... show more
    I remember watching a technology show in the early 90's where a working model was at a technology show. It was a small oven with thousands of tiny heat producing lights in it. This wasn't no Betty Crocker oven folks! It showed a pizza being made in 3 minutes. No irradiation of food, and even cooking. 20 years later, and there's no mention of such a technology. Can someone say suppression? Why are we still using crappy microwaves that destroy our food at the molecular level? Could it be that the mega corporations who control the government, and just about everything else like the fact that were foolishly jacking our food up with these things. Even if that's not the case why are we still using these crappy microwaves? Nobody can invent anything better? The light wave, or whatever it was called, would have been faster than a microwave while also baking things just like a real oven along with being much safer. I'll bet you someone bought the rights to it, and then dropped it in mothballs never to be seen again. Anyone know of a technology that could cook like I describe?
    3 answers · Engineering · 6 years ago
  • What Would You Think Of A Workplace With No Kitchen?

    Say the boss purposely got rid of any remnant of a kitchen with no microwaves allowed in the office. However personal mini refrigerators were allowed. Only bag lunches, and getting restaurant food are possible. No wasting time making deluxe lunches, mixing salads, or other concoctions, along with no heating up TV dinners. Only 15 minutes is given... show more
    Say the boss purposely got rid of any remnant of a kitchen with no microwaves allowed in the office. However personal mini refrigerators were allowed. Only bag lunches, and getting restaurant food are possible. No wasting time making deluxe lunches, mixing salads, or other concoctions, along with no heating up TV dinners. Only 15 minutes is given for lunch. In addition there's never any parties or socializing allowed. Although the pay is well above average for everyone along with amazing benefits. There's plenty of vacation days as well. So the boss is generous on that count but wants to run a tight ship where only work takes place in his office. Would you quit, and give up your luxury pay, and benefits?
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 6 years ago
  • Should A Free Nation Have Real Choice When It Comes To Government? Should Government Have Competition?

    Should the USA or any other nation that claims to be free be a Panarchy? Especially considering how divided our nation is. There's those who blindly support the Republicans, and Democrats who are themselves a government monopoly since they control everything. Other free minded individuals vote third party, either liberal or conservative,... show more
    Should the USA or any other nation that claims to be free be a Panarchy? Especially considering how divided our nation is. There's those who blindly support the Republicans, and Democrats who are themselves a government monopoly since they control everything. Other free minded individuals vote third party, either liberal or conservative, because the want smaller government with foreign non-interventionism, or realize that most of the government programs are a joke. We should have at least 4 Federal governments within the USA. Two would be globalist corporatist imperialist regimes with one pretending to be conservative, and the other liberal. Both pretty much end up being neo-con in nature for the most part despite the election rhetoric. A third, and fourth governments would be real nationalist capitalist Constitutional Republic conservative, and real socialist liberal. Both supporting peace, and a policy of non-intervention overseas when it comes to the military. Both supporting complete civil liberties. Either way you wouldn't have at least half of the populace living under a government they don't want. Nobody should be forced to live in a manner they don't agree with if they aren't bringing harm to others. Would you support a Panarchy? Which government would you want to live under? If not one of the 4 above then list your ideal. I'd like to live under a Real Conservative government that offers almost no contact with the government what so ever. No income tax(government funded by tariffs as it was before 1913), no corporate tax, no jury duty, no census, and an election system based on random selection from a qualified pool of volunteer candidates to eliminate corruption that elects the same corporate cronies to power. The only laws would be those that relate to violating the civil rights of others, and bringing harm to them. Otherwise a person is free to live as they wish. I suspect this government would become the most successful of the three, and the dollar signs would bring a good number of people from the other governments over. Eventually most of the populace would either reside within the jurisdiction of the real conservative or real liberal governments while the other two, or actually the one we have now, would eventually collapse due to lack of citizens paying into their big bloated corporate banking welfare war system. Let us end the one government monopoly and give the people real choice so everyone can be happy!
    1 answer · Government · 6 years ago
  • Why Is There No Choice When It Comes To Utility Companies?

    Why is there no capitalist competition in the United States? In my area some people get their electricity, and power from a private company while others get it from the city itself. I'm stuck with the greedy company. Why can't I choose the public city utility? Also there's only one cable company in my area, and it's the only... show more
    Why is there no capitalist competition in the United States? In my area some people get their electricity, and power from a private company while others get it from the city itself. I'm stuck with the greedy company. Why can't I choose the public city utility? Also there's only one cable company in my area, and it's the only choice for internet broadband as well. In all other areas of consumer commerce people can leave if they are dissatisfied with service or products. There should be competition so rates will come down. What corrupt government idiocy is responsible for these monopolies?
    1 answer · Other - Politics & Government · 6 years ago
  • Why Do Cars Get More Chunky, And Clunky With Each Passing Year?

    It used to be cars were getting more sleeker, sporty, and futuristic looking. Now they just look like big embarrassing dork mobiles. I will only drive early to mid 2000's cars until they stop this grandpa wagon designs. Did they run out of design ideas or were they worried they'd look too cool, and stop people from buying the expensive... show more
    It used to be cars were getting more sleeker, sporty, and futuristic looking. Now they just look like big embarrassing dork mobiles. I will only drive early to mid 2000's cars until they stop this grandpa wagon designs. Did they run out of design ideas or were they worried they'd look too cool, and stop people from buying the expensive futuristic looking cars like Lamborghini, and Ferrari? Are people really down with these cars with the fat fronts, and backs? I think they're just strange looking, and totally go against the trend since the dawn of cars which had them looking more sleeker, and cooler. Why not just go back to the square shaped cars of the 80's while were at it? These new things look like the designs were stolen from the 1930's or 40's. However even worse are those little silly clown cars that large people tend to drive for some odd reason. I guess they're called Smart Cars or Steve Urkel Mobiles.
    2 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 6 years ago
  • Anyone Else With Netflix Getting This Message When They Try To Change Their Service?

    "Our web services are currently unavailable. You will not be able to change your plan at this time." It won't allow me to alter my service plan online,
    "Our web services are currently unavailable. You will not be able to change your plan at this time." It won't allow me to alter my service plan online,
    2 answers · Other - Internet · 6 years ago
  • Why Are Two 8000 BTU Air Conditioner's Not Cooling 110 Square Feet?

    I have two portable Amcor 8000 BTU air conditioners I bought only three years ago that will decently cool as long as it's not super hot with a sun blast. The air comes out forcefully, and super cold. Although I'm aware that portable A/C's don't work as well as window air conditioners the brochures say it should cool down a 300... show more
    I have two portable Amcor 8000 BTU air conditioners I bought only three years ago that will decently cool as long as it's not super hot with a sun blast. The air comes out forcefully, and super cold. Although I'm aware that portable A/C's don't work as well as window air conditioners the brochures say it should cool down a 300 square foot room. I live in a mobile home, and this summer has brought brutally hellish heat upon my very soul now almost frying in the very bowels of hell on Earth. I moved my bed into the living room where I spend most of my time. I had one A/C in the bedroom, and one in the living room. Now both are in there. I used plastic to cut off the area from the kitchen so it's only 110 square feet. Still despite that it's roasted at 86 as the temperatures pushed into the mid 90's. About all it does it get rid of the humidity. I also have the windows covered so no sun gets in. I have to stick my head right into the cool air to get relief. Why is it so impossible to at least keep the temperature at 80 degrees or below with two perfectly good air conditioners. I get the feeling not even four air conditioners would work in this oven house. Also I've tried opening windows a crack for the heat to escape but that doesn't work either. The only thing left is to create a make shift tent to put over the bed, and air conditioners. Naturally once that sun starts to set the place cools down like a refrigerator pretty quickly. Is there anything I can do to cool down this tiny room? Also is there any way to eradicate the sun from existence?
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 years ago
  • What percentage of the worlds population are billionaires?

    I know millionaires are in the top 0.15%, and those making 30 million are in the top .001%. However I can't find a percentage for those making a billion or more. Or even those making 100 million or more for that matter.
    I know millionaires are in the top 0.15%, and those making 30 million are in the top .001%. However I can't find a percentage for those making a billion or more. Or even those making 100 million or more for that matter.
    4 answers · Economics · 7 years ago
  • Is it normal for a firewall to show 50-100 outbound connections?

    I guess I never paid attention before but I checked some of the outbound connections and some are the IP Addresses of hosting services, technology companies, and even Amazon. I have anti-virus software, and even check every so often with two other programs. There's no virus issues. My Comodo firewall is set at the highest level of security. ... show more
    I guess I never paid attention before but I checked some of the outbound connections and some are the IP Addresses of hosting services, technology companies, and even Amazon. I have anti-virus software, and even check every so often with two other programs. There's no virus issues. My Comodo firewall is set at the highest level of security. Is it normal to have all these connections? If so then what are they for? Shouldn't the only outbound connection be me surfing the internet?
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 7 years ago