• 1970's candy lovers... Did Brach's make jelly candy WITHOUT nougat?

    Think back to the 1970s, my dad and I would have a movie night once or twice a month. Nothing special, just hanging out at his place watching TV. But he would take me to Woolworth's (Yes, I'm as old as the hills!) and we would visit the Brach's pick a mix candy display. We would grab a huge bag of jelly candy. It tasted just like... show more
    Think back to the 1970s, my dad and I would have a movie night once or twice a month. Nothing special, just hanging out at his place watching TV. But he would take me to Woolworth's (Yes, I'm as old as the hills!) and we would visit the Brach's pick a mix candy display. We would grab a huge bag of jelly candy. It tasted just like "Chuckles" or the "fruit slices" that are sold everywhere today. But each piece was about 2" long, and shaped like a brick. The flavors were not authentic at all. I would refer to them as red, yellow, orange, green, purple and BLACK. The only one that had a really distinct flavor was the black one (licorice). I'm trying to find if these candies are still made today. If so, where can I buy some? When I google, I keep getting some jelly nougat candy by Brach's, which is definitely NOT what I remember. Brick shaped jelly candy coated in sugar on the outside. Several fake fruity flavors, and licorice flavor. Anybody?
    4 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 5 months ago
  • If it's a given FACT that your workstation is blocked on the managed switch by a mac filtering whitelist...?

    If it's a given FACT that your workstation is blocked on the managed switch by a mac filtering whitelist... Is there a way to prove (that your mac address is excluded from a whitelist on the managed switch), under the following conditions: 1) You can't physically touch the managed switch 2) You can't connect to the UI of the managed... show more
    If it's a given FACT that your workstation is blocked on the managed switch by a mac filtering whitelist... Is there a way to prove (that your mac address is excluded from a whitelist on the managed switch), under the following conditions: 1) You can't physically touch the managed switch 2) You can't connect to the UI of the managed switch 3) You have access to just ONE workstation, running Windows 7 4) You do not have admin rights on the ONE workstation that you have access to.
    1 answer · Computer Networking · 1 year ago
  • Stop on BID price? REALLY?!?!?!?

    OK, someone try to explain this to me... I was long 100 shares of ZZZ (not the real symbol) priced around $90 a share. I had a stop order (OCO) at 86 I had a limit order (OCO) at 95 Shortly after market opened, I logged into my etrade account to see that my SELL orders had filled at 90.something OK, so I go to look at ZZZ, to see what it did. ... show more
    OK, someone try to explain this to me... I was long 100 shares of ZZZ (not the real symbol) priced around $90 a share. I had a stop order (OCO) at 86 I had a limit order (OCO) at 95 Shortly after market opened, I logged into my etrade account to see that my SELL orders had filled at 90.something OK, so I go to look at ZZZ, to see what it did. I see it opened at 90.5, and the trading had been in the range from 88.5 to 90.5. Last price was just over 89 So I went on chat with ebay. Their explanation is that my order tripped a (stop) market order right at the opening. But then I pointed out that the open was 90.5, and trading had not dropped below 88.5... (so how was a stop triggered at 86 or lower???) So the girl contacts the trading desk. Then she comes back with the explanation... The explanation was... "Right at market open, somebody BID 83, which tripped your stop at 86, and then the sell order was filled for just over 90..." So my comment on that was... "You mean if I BID 30 at the open, that might trip about a million stop orders?" Etrade's response was... "it's possible..." My comment was...THAT'S INSANE!!! Really a bid is nothing more than a wish. Why should a BID be used to trigger a stop? Is this common practice, or is it an etrade foul-up? I've placed many thousands of orders over the years, and I've never seen a sell order trip early before. So I'm still suspicious that etrade screwed up, somehow. Stop on BID price? REALLY?!?!?!?
    1 answer · Investing · 1 year ago
  • Can your boss make you attend training? On your own time, at your own expense?

    I'm a Systems Admin with close to 25 years experience now, have held various IT positions (some with hiring/firing authority) for some of the largest IT firms in the world. I recently accepted a new job with less responsibility and more pay, getting close to thinking about retirement. It was a good move. But now the "gotcha". In... show more
    I'm a Systems Admin with close to 25 years experience now, have held various IT positions (some with hiring/firing authority) for some of the largest IT firms in the world. I recently accepted a new job with less responsibility and more pay, getting close to thinking about retirement. It was a good move. But now the "gotcha". In the job description they required CompTIA certs. OK, I remember them from say 20 years ago...no problem. So I pull out the certs. and prepare to present them. Later, I'm told that my current, valid CompTIA certs are not acceptable. I need "CE" certs. I'm OK with upgrading my certs, but I do feel it's a form of not-so-subtle age discrimination. If I was younger, I wouldn't have this problem of when is a good-for-LIFE cert. not good for LIFE???? So I'll upgrade the certs. to make the boss happy. But there's something else that is really starting to bug me. My coworker (similar position) already has the CE certs that I need. He is constantly being pressured to accumulate CEUs. Basically, our boss is telling him he has to go to school. He can't go to school on company time, and the company won't pay for the school, either. (Side note...there are not enough "free" credits to keep your certification current...you have to spend money somehow) Anyway, it boils down to ....the boss tells us to spend our own time and our own money to pursue CEU credits. Is that legal?
    6 answers · Technology · 2 years ago
  • Why did microsoft release broken software, to replace software that actually works?

    Been running Windows 10 for quite a while now. Overall, I find it's just an ANNOYING version of Windows 7...and Windows 7 seems to work a little better. But overall I haven't had too many complaints with Windows 10 until TODAY. Was trying to get a web site to display in Edge. It would not display in Edge. To be fair, I tried some... show more
    Been running Windows 10 for quite a while now. Overall, I find it's just an ANNOYING version of Windows 7...and Windows 7 seems to work a little better. But overall I haven't had too many complaints with Windows 10 until TODAY. Was trying to get a web site to display in Edge. It would not display in Edge. To be fair, I tried some non-microsoft browsers that were having a problem with it, too. BUT, I knew for certain that there was a problem with Edge. I thought it was probably just one of those "broken by default" settings that had been overlooked somewhere along the line. You know, where they bury a setting in the advanced menu that (until you check it or uncheck it) means YOUR BROWSER DOES NOT WORK. (Why is that crap so common anyway?" But in researching this EDGE browser problem, I found a suggested fix from Microsoft, as stated: "Note: If you face any issues opening the websites on the EDGE browser, you may open the websites using Internet Explorer. On the EDGE browser, click on (…) button on the top right corner and select Open with Internet Explorer. This will help you to access the websites." Two things VERY f___ed up about that suggested fix. 1) It suggests that the EDGE browser was known to be defective during and after release. 2) The fix actually WORKS, which confirms number 1) Someone care to TRY to explain Microsoft's thinking on this one? Something along the lines of...Oh, we know it's broke...but we will just tell people to use IE instead...
    3 answers · Software · 3 years ago
  • Why is it? The girl who lost all her money gambling on powerball got a gofundme reimbursement of over $800 (and climbing quickly...?

    But my own gofundme of gofund.me/s2j6ratq which was networked to thousands of facebook friends and friends of friends of friends, etc... Only got $5 in 24 hours? WHY do people give lots of money to stupid people who insist on wasting it? I don't understand...
    But my own gofundme of gofund.me/s2j6ratq which was networked to thousands of facebook friends and friends of friends of friends, etc... Only got $5 in 24 hours? WHY do people give lots of money to stupid people who insist on wasting it? I don't understand...
    1 answer · Psychology · 3 years ago
  • Why is it, the first question asked at immigration is...?

    If you are a natural-born United States citizen, and you are traveling on a valid United States passport, and in the "United States Citizen" line at the airport, checking through immigration to ENTER the United States... WHY IS IT? The very first question they usually ask you is... "So, how long are you planning to stay?" I... show more
    If you are a natural-born United States citizen, and you are traveling on a valid United States passport, and in the "United States Citizen" line at the airport, checking through immigration to ENTER the United States... WHY IS IT? The very first question they usually ask you is... "So, how long are you planning to stay?" I feel like answering FOREVER, just to see what would happen... But with my luck, a smart@ss answer like that would get my passport shredded or something. But seriously, why do they ask that? It makes ZERO sense, logically. It's not like you need a VISA to enter the U.S., and it's not like you can OVER-stay in the U.S....
    3 answers · Immigration · 3 years ago
  • Manager Attitudes regarding Requirement to work "Off the Clock"?

    OK, I'm very old now (older than I care to admit) and have had dozens of supervisors over my lifetime. There have been OK managers, bad managers, terrible managers, good managers...and even a few EXCELLENT managers. But one thing that confuses me is that they all (without exception) have the attitude that it is somehow "OK" to... show more
    OK, I'm very old now (older than I care to admit) and have had dozens of supervisors over my lifetime. There have been OK managers, bad managers, terrible managers, good managers...and even a few EXCELLENT managers. But one thing that confuses me is that they all (without exception) have the attitude that it is somehow "OK" to expect a non-exempt employee to do work "off the clock". Example. I am not feeling well, so I call in sick and put 8 sick hours on my time card. A couple of hours later, I get a phone call from (higher supervisor, not direct supervisor) stating that there is paperwork (paperwork I was previously not assigned to do) that needs to be done before COB. In other words, it needs to be done before I go back to work. AND I can't clock in, to go "on duty", to complete this required paperwork. Similar scenarios have occurred frequently with all the jobs I have worked. There is always some emergency that has to be handled RIGHT NOW (and without clocking in) that happens when I am on MY time. Typically, these tasks take an hour or two at most to complete. And my direct manager's attitude always sums up something like... "It won't take that long, so why are you not happy to do it on your time off???" It seems to be EXPECTED that I should be happy to volunteer MY time to complete work tasks. WHY IS THIS??? In case you can't tell, I strongly believe in keeping my work life separated from my home life. I don't want to work at home. Is that bad?
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 years ago
  • Parking for Moko ferry to Jeju?

    First, I am aware that it's easy and cheap to fly to Jeju. But I don't want to take an airplane. I was thinking of going to Jeju for a long weekend, like a Friday to Monday. My idea was to drive to Mokpo, then take Ferry to Jeju. I'm aware that you can take a CAR on some of the ferries, but I don't want to take my car to Jeju. ... show more
    First, I am aware that it's easy and cheap to fly to Jeju. But I don't want to take an airplane. I was thinking of going to Jeju for a long weekend, like a Friday to Monday. My idea was to drive to Mokpo, then take Ferry to Jeju. I'm aware that you can take a CAR on some of the ferries, but I don't want to take my car to Jeju. I just want to ride the ferry to Jeju. I have friends on Jeju who can pick me up at the ferry terminal, but they've never been to Mokpo... So... Is there a place to park the car near Mokpo Ferry terminal? Preferably one that won't charge an arm and a leg for parking? If so, could you name the place, or post coordinates that I could enter on google maps or similar? Thanks...
    2 answers · Korea · 3 years ago
  • Where to find cell phone battery case?

    I've been searching off and on for months for this item...I am sure it must exist. The problem is, the terms you use to look for it get a bazillion hits for cell phone cases or external batteries... I have a cell phone. It has (2) spare batteries. I have to carry spare batteries because...ummmm, I USE my smart phone. But what do I put the... show more
    I've been searching off and on for months for this item...I am sure it must exist. The problem is, the terms you use to look for it get a bazillion hits for cell phone cases or external batteries... I have a cell phone. It has (2) spare batteries. I have to carry spare batteries because...ummmm, I USE my smart phone. But what do I put the batteries in? They are too big for my wallet. But they need some kind of firm cover to protect them, when I put them in my pocket. Something non-conductive, would be nice. In the past, I have used a magnetic cover business card holder. But now, my cell phone has a battery that is too big for that.
    2 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 4 years ago
  • You are a citizen of the Philippines who wants to travel the world. How to do that?

    Assuming: - You have 10 Million USD (not PHP) in a Philippine bank. - You wish to leave the Philippines in 30 days or less - You wish to visit at least 50 random countries that require a visa - While you are outside of the Philippines, you do not wish to return to the philippines OR spend any traveling time on paperwork related to visas - You... show more
    Assuming: - You have 10 Million USD (not PHP) in a Philippine bank. - You wish to leave the Philippines in 30 days or less - You wish to visit at least 50 random countries that require a visa - While you are outside of the Philippines, you do not wish to return to the philippines OR spend any traveling time on paperwork related to visas - You plan to be touring the world for at least a year, maybe two years - At first glance, you might need as many as about 30 or so visas. Is this correct? Basically, is there a "world" visa or some other way to cut through all the crap, if you wish to be a world traveler? To get all the visas would take YEARS... (there has got to be a better way)
    3 answers · Embassies & Consulates · 4 years ago
  • Is there a web site that shows the exponential moving average of the ATR?

    I've reviewed all top five web sites that offer stock quotes / charts / basic technical analysis. A couple of them have the ATR displayed, or you can toggle it to display. But unless I missed something somewhere...none of them have an option to display the EMA of the ATR? Ok, you can take the ATR data and calculate the EMA of the ATR. ... show more
    I've reviewed all top five web sites that offer stock quotes / charts / basic technical analysis. A couple of them have the ATR displayed, or you can toggle it to display. But unless I missed something somewhere...none of them have an option to display the EMA of the ATR? Ok, you can take the ATR data and calculate the EMA of the ATR. But I am surprised that there is not a web site that does it for you. Or is there?
    2 answers · Investing · 4 years ago
  • How soon can you exercise a call option?

    Example: In April, you buy 10 call options contracts, strike price $10, for YUV, currently trading near $6 level. Let's say the price is $1 each. Expiration is October. Now, in MAY...YUV goes to $15. Does that mean you can exercise your call options in MAY (for ~$5/share profit, X 1000 shares) Or...did you screw yourself by choosing the... show more
    Example: In April, you buy 10 call options contracts, strike price $10, for YUV, currently trading near $6 level. Let's say the price is $1 each. Expiration is October. Now, in MAY...YUV goes to $15. Does that mean you can exercise your call options in MAY (for ~$5/share profit, X 1000 shares) Or...did you screw yourself by choosing the October expiration, so you have to wait until October to exercise now? I'm wondering what would happen if by October, the price of YUV goes back down to say, ~$8/share...
    4 answers · Investing · 4 years ago
  • Would this be creepy? Amazon direct marketing for Roku...?

    OK, first you need to know that I am not (and never would be) an Amazon prime member. While I do have a subscription to Hulu, I have never ordered any video subscription from Amazon. With that in mind... A couple of months ago, I ordered a Roku HDMI stick (the new version). I ordered it from Amazon. Shortly after Amazon shipped me the Roku... show more
    OK, first you need to know that I am not (and never would be) an Amazon prime member. While I do have a subscription to Hulu, I have never ordered any video subscription from Amazon. With that in mind... A couple of months ago, I ordered a Roku HDMI stick (the new version). I ordered it from Amazon. Shortly after Amazon shipped me the Roku stick, I got an e-mail from Amazon. It claimed to be setup instructions for the Roku. When I read it, I realized that it was ACTUALLY setup instructions for Amazon Instant Video...how to set THAT up on a Roku Stick. My first reaction was...I felt a bit...VIOLATED. Kind of like that father who got the letter from Target (addressed to his teenage daughter) with all kinds of advertising for baby stuff. When he didn't know (yet) that his daughter was pregnant. It was that kind of feeling. OK, so Amazon obviously knows that I ordered a Roku. But what I do with that Roku is MY business. I just feel so .....icky knowing that somebody in the marketing department is keeping tabs on what I buy and assuming that I would appreciate "help" with subscribing to Amazon services JUST because I bought something that (in theory at least) could be used to subscribe to an Amazon service... Am I over-reacting, or do I have the right to feel my privacy was violated? I wish I'd have saved the e-mail, but it seems to have expired out of my trash folder...
    2 answers · Other - Advertising & Marketing · 4 years ago