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Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:59 am

This is a thread for small questions from any subject, like Does anyone know how much water my fern needs?'. The point is not to have a long discussion about any subject, just to get an answer. And this way, we wont clutter our forum with threads with only 1 reply ;)
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:03 am

Is it hard to learn to play a bagpipe? Especially for someone who isn't musically talented?
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ossian » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:05 am

Notmi wrote:Is it hard to learn to play a bagpipe? Especially for someone who isn't musically talented?


No, not really.
On the other hand, learning to play them well may take some time
But how can you tell :twisted:

More seriously (my 6-year old is learning at the moment), you start on the Chanter, so learn the notes and fingering. You then progress to the full pipes where you have to learn to keep the bag inflated and concentrate even with the drones er...droning... by your ear.

You also have to consider innocent bystanders and the Geneva Convention :twisted:
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Notmi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:37 am

Thank you. I got interested in playing bagpipe when I saw an old video where a bloke from Kirriemuir was singing and playing a bagpipe.

However, there is an another obstacle for me playing a bagpipe: My girlfriend insisted that I have to wear a kilt...
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:38 am

:mrgreen:
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Stix » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:25 pm

Notmi wrote:Thank you. I got interested in playing bagpipe when I saw an old video where a bloke from Kirriemuir was singing and playing a bagpipe.

However, there is an another obstacle for me playing a bagpipe: My girlfriend insisted that I have to wear a kilt...

I'd say go for it!
Though, what obstacle are you refering to?
Because common sense, isn't all that common.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:03 pm

You're a Finn. Play in the sauna. That will solve the problem completely :D

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ossian » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:30 pm

Notmi wrote:where a bloke from Kirriemuir was singing and playing a bagpipe.


I think there's a song about him. Someone will oblige and fill in the details :P
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ossian » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:31 pm

Stix wrote:
Notmi wrote:Thank you. I got interested in playing bagpipe when I saw an old video where a bloke from Kirriemuir was singing and playing a bagpipe.

However, there is an another obstacle for me playing a bagpipe: My girlfriend insisted that I have to wear a kilt...

I'd say go for it!
Though, what obstacle are you refering to?


The beginning of the thread title, possibly :twisted: :mrgreen: :D
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:20 am

What is the easiest way of explaining to somebody (over the phone) how to 'clear their cache' on their PC?
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Michael Emrys » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:56 am

Notmi wrote:Thank you. I got interested in playing bagpipe when I saw an old video where a bloke from Kirriemuir was singing and playing a bagpipe.

However, there is an another obstacle for me playing a bagpipe: My girlfriend insisted that I have to wear a kilt...


I can think of a number of reasons why I wouldn't object to that myself. Depending on the GF and what she has in mind, of course.

;) :mrgreen:

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:57 am

Ricky wrote:What is the easiest way of explaining to somebody (over the phone) how to 'clear their cache' on their PC?

I'd just guide them through doing it, if they're at the computer, i.e. telling them where to click.

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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ricky » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:19 pm

typically they are not at their computer though.

Background - students who cannot access a certain online service at the uni and ring me (why me, I don't know) to ask about it. As said, they typically ring when not at their computer, and tend not to be technically minded. :roll:
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Ossian » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:09 pm

Clearing Cache -- more or less regardless of Internet Explorer version but assuming either XP or Vista
Click START
Find Internet Explorer at the top of the menu
Right Click and Select Internet Properties
Find Browsing History on General Tab
Click Delete button
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Re: Small questions and answers-thread

Postby Stix » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:16 pm

Pull out plug and, in case of laptop, battery.
Press ctrl+alt+del.
Apply mallet.
Results may vary depending on type of printer.
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