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I would like to put my loveseat in front of the window that houses the small air conditioner. How much clearance should I give it? I could do up to 2 feet but I'd like to put it as close as I can. Thanks.

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My 5 year old broke his arm yesterday. We are getting excellent health care. I'm looking for advice on how to cope with the next 4-6 weeks he's in a cast.Our son is pretty active and a bright kid. He knows he'll have to take it easy, but he can be impulsive too. At home, we've loosened restrictions on screen time, and are playing more board and card games. We've gotten some new ones to spark interest. I gave him a sort of sponge bath today, which was ok, but I'm not sure how we'll wash his hair. We've gone through his clothes to find shorts he can get on and off easily, and separated t-shirts with sleeves big enough to go over the cast. (It goes just past his elbow.) He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow and then he'll be heading to kindergarten. His teacher is experienced, so I imagine she's seen this before.

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Documentary about the making of the Sex Pistols seminal album. Also discusses how the band came together, signing to EMI/A&M/Virgin, the Grundy Scandal and resultant publicity, and some footage shot by their tour manager of them in Berlin by the wall. Warning: contains Malcolm McLaren. More punk: Anarchy at the BBC - punk on the beeb (warning - contains an awesome version of Anarchy in the UK on Nationwide in about 1977 which is interrupted by some idiot talking over it and then a very brief interview with Mclaren.) Sid Vicious - My Way (from "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle") - the top comment is perfect. Previously 1: The way they were - Granada TV/Channel 4 punk music showcase Previously 2: And this is how it ends - the Sex Pistols, Winterland, 14/1/78

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What is it?Can't remember the typeface name and it's driving me bonkers. WhatTheFont and Identifont don't seem to be doing it for me.

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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Can Proceed, Judge Rules [The New York Times] Prosecutors in Pennsylvania on Tuesday crossed their final hurdle to bring Bill Cosby to trial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman he once mentored, with a judge ruling that enough evidence existed for the case to move forward. While Mr. Cosby is fighting numerous civil cases involving similar accusations, the ruling, by Judge Elizabeth A. McHugh, means that the once popular entertainer must face at least one of his accusers in a criminal proceeding, likely to take place here this year. [Previously.] [Previously.] [Previously.]

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Ade Blacow is inspired by b-movies, particularly those captured on VHS. You could probably tell that from his moniker of choice. He also cites early Autecre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, old prog rock, as well as 70s horror and 80s sci-fi films (YT, interview). To make his music, he samples from his vast collection of old movies on VHS, and thus VHS Head was born. You could call vapor wave IDM, if you're looking for short-hand. He has only released music on Skam, home to Boards of Canada, Bola, Lego Feet and so forth. Discography: 2009 - Video Club (YT playlist, plus video for the EP's title track) 2010 - Trademark Ribbons of Gold (album, YT playlist with 10 of the 20 tracks) 2011 - Midnight Section (EP, YT playlist) 2014 - Persistence Of Vision (album, YT playlist) 2014 - Persistence Of Vision - ltd. ed. VHS, with 3 videos: Dead To Morrow, Red Ocean Apocalypse, and Jealousy 2015 - Sarah Eat Neon (EP, sample track: Craven Hacked to Pieces) Here's a bit more on sample selection and music production from Ade Blacow himself, also the source of the post title. And here's VHSHead.com, which has more information, plus auto-playing music.

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For Reasons, I need examples of stereotypically "macho", successful, "strong" men throughout history (or modern!) who also exhibited and or/talked about having compassion for others. Bonus points if they engaged in documented "sensitive" behavior to their family or friends.Citations are greatly desired if you have them, but I'll take anything!

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So, I am still trying to offload these discount codes and I set up an ebay account to do it. It has 3 page views, possibly all mine. Help me up my game in case it does not sell at all and I need to relist it.The current listing is for all 7 codes, totalling $110 in value and the title just says they are codes from the site in question. What should the title say to get eyeballs on it? Would it be better to list them all separately or in smaller batches? What kind of (percent) opening bid should I list? What kind of (percent) "buy it now"price should I list? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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I want to watch some documentaries about secret societies, conspiracies, occult mysteries, etc. that feel sorta like reading Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail -- a little skeptical (but not cynical), a little fascinated (but not overly credulous), fun, and weird.I do NOT want to watch documentaries made by people who actually uncritically believe in conspiracies etc., nor do I want documentaries about debunking them. I want to hear all about the purported dark workings of the Illuminati, the Templars, or whomever, from someone whose agenda is simply to tell me weird rad things. I know about Jon Ronson's films but that's it. Googling mainly brings up stuff that looks very agenda-driven. The lizard people thank you! Probably. I assume. I am not in contact with them.

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This is not a sex question, I promise. Owing to some logistical ridiculousness, I'm going to have to spend part of a weekday sitting in my parked car, somewhere in San Francisco. No leaving the car. Where's the prettiest place that can be appreciated from a parked car?I won't be able to leave the car because our cat will be with me. I'm more interested in, say, a quiet park where parking is available and I can just chill for hours parked beside a flowerbed, as opposed to for instance one of the hillside viewpoints where parking is tight and other drivers are waiting for a spot. Please help me not explore San Francisco in comfort! P.S. For anyone concerned about the cat, he's remarkably happy in the car, and we have excellent aircon.

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I need the equivalent of plastic couch covers or tinfoiling your stove for counters. I'd like to use the counters with the covers on. Appearance is unimportant. Usability of the counters is.Before I rented a place with granite countertops, I thought they were supposed to be tough and easy to clean. Now I see they're delicate: they can chip or stain and they need to be resealed annually. I'd like to clean and seal them once, then cover them with something that lets me use the counters as counters until I stop leasing this place.

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How the Racial Politics of Dat Boi Ripped Apart a Popular Facebook Group (Disclaimer: I'm a member of Post Aesthetics but don't know the mod who was interviewed, nor was I aware of Dat Boi-gate.)

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My mom's in dire need of a dental makeover. She's 82 and over the last few years her teeth have really suffered - broken, fallen out etc. She stopped seeing her dentist a few years back because of what appeared to be egregious billing and a ridiculous $43,000 proposed dental plan for her. She's not in pain, but she's got some serious gaps and chewing problems. Problem is, neither of us can afford to get her fixed up. Other than DIY dental implants, maybe you have an idea or two....?Seriously though, we need to work out a way to get her in a better situation. We're looking at around $20K to get her in a good place. She owns her home entirely, and could certainly get a home equity loan. But she's on a fixed income and could scarcely afford payments on a $20K loan. I can afford to help a small amount... but not a lot. Is there a sort of loan that would put off the payment start date for a long time (a decade?) - essentially so that her payment could come from when she sells the house, or from her estate? Of course, lots more interest, but does such a loan exist? Other ideas? I've looked online, and there are plenty of sites offering "resources' and help for seniors in various ways... but almost always not truly what they promise. Most seem kinda scammy.

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Can you help me come up with unorthodox/off-the-beaten-track sides to go with BBQ pulled pork next weekend?I'll be BBQing some pork shoulder for a smallish group (~ 15 people) next weekend (that is, in about 10 days' time), and I'll be doing the sides as well. When I've done this for the same group before, I've reached for the classic set of sides — slaw, hush puppies, mac and cheese, etc. They're great, but as I'm going to have a captive and hungry audience I'd like to try something else to mix things up this time: foods that are good but perhaps non-obvious accompaniments to pulled pork. What goes well with BBQ that I might not have thought of? If you make, have made, or have eaten something surprising with your pig, I'd love to hear your suggestions, links, recipes, whatever. I'm open to anything, but here are some details that might help. There are no allergies or other dietary restrictions in play. The people eating are willing to try pretty much anything. I have access to a fairly broad range of fresh ingredients, but may not be able to match your recipes brand-for-brand (I'm in Ireland). The more generic the better, but I can make a stab at substitutions. I'm happy to prep 24 hours (or more) in advance but any prep will have to be transported (unrefrigerated) for ~2 hours. On the day, I'll have about 6 hours free to prep and access to a more-or-less standard domestic kitchen. It's going to be an Eastern NC-style BBQ sauce, so anything especially complementary to that kind of flavour would be very nifty. I know that BBQ recipes aren't something that people typically have very strong opinions about, but I'm hoping you can help. All suggestions will be very gratefully received!

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Can anyone recommend a great divorce lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area? (The couple involved have been married for 20 years and have no children, if that matters.)

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Two of my dear friends are turning 40 and 50, respectively, so we're going to have a party. Throw me some great songs from 1966 and 1976 to put on the mix! Bonus points for forgotten gems; a simple thanks for songs that are still in oldies-tight-rotation.

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What is a LinkedIn, I don't need a LinkedIn, Beyoncé knows who I am!! A few weeks ago, Texan YouTuber Evelyn From The Internets posted this charming Lemonade reaction video after she watched Beyoncé's opus a few weeks ago. And then... Beyoncé played Evelyn's video onstage at her Formation World Tour concert in Texas. Evelyn's reaction video about learning that Beyonce played her video is 5 minutes of pure joy, complete with hyperactive sprinting and two asthma attacks.

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Earth Chemical have initiated new research to develop countermeasures for the future, for when cockroaches have evolved and mutated into giants. making of, including how they got the participants out of the traps. (also, a trailer for the movie the adhesive trap video is viral-marketing for)

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The most unsexy, onerous, absurdly challenging task I face on a daily basis is figuring out how to put food in my body.... I'm eating, but I'm not deluded enough to think I'm eating well. It's a problem most working people I know struggle with. How do you possibly come up with the many hours per week it takes to plan, shop for, and execute meals that are actually good for you? In recent years, meal-subscription services have been offered up as a new solution for this outwardly unimpressive problem. So I decided to embark on a six-week mission to find the one service that rules them all.

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My delightful three month old doesn't know how to drink from a bottle. I'll drip milk in his mouth, and he'll get interested enough to take the bottle nipple in his mouth for a second, but it seems like his typical tongue action just pushes the nipple back out again? Is there a better nipple to try? Is there a specific way to hold the bottle that'll help him?I've read everything I can on the topic. It didn't work to have dad give him the bottle; he's calmer and more exploratory with me. I try to make it a fun, exciting thing and stop offering it once he seems at all annoyed. He's not rejecting the bottle; he just can't figure it out. Is the sucking mechanism the same for all bottles? We're trying Tommee Tippee (wide mouthed) now but at one point bought one of every kind, so we could switch to another. I've found lots of chat board threads about which bottle people like. Is there anything more scientific or objective on this question? Our lactation consultant said "just pick whatever and stick with it while he learns." Any tips are welcome!

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Mike Senatore is a high school senior with a hidden talent. He can flip a water bottle. So he did. In front of his whole school. History was made and the world went crazy.

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Did you ever realize that the word "Hallelujah" has the same syllable count and stress pattern as "Waluigi?" SO!: It's a Cold and a Broken Waluigi - And here, with adjusted lyrics (but without the voice) Thanks to nyaluigi for the find! Extra: Waluigi Funk Gettin' Waluigi Wit It --- The Carol of the Waa --- (a favorite!) Mario and Waluigi in "Popular"

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Asking for a friend, who says: "Our family (two adults, three kids, 15, 8, and 6) will be traveling to Arizona in mid-June. We will fly into Flagstaff on June 14th, rent a car, and fly out of Flagstaff on July 2. Please help us plan our itinerary and suggest any must-sees/should-avoids along the way."Here are her questions: * We'd like to see the Grand Canyon (North Rim and South Rim), Bryce, Zion, Flagstaff, and Sedona. Given our arrival in and departure from Flagstaff, in what order should we visit these places? Can anyone suggest a specific route? How much time should we allow for each stop and for travel? * Are there any specific accommodations (budget-friendly would be ideal) in these destinations, or between them, that you can recommend? Any restaurants? * My 15-year-old is set on the Skywalk. But we're not sure it's worth the time and expense. Opinions? * Can a 6-year-old hike Bright Angel Trail to the first rest stop? * Are Bearizona and the Williams train to the Grand Canyon worth doing? * Is the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert a must-see? * Are cheap motels family-friendly? * Suggestions for kids' activities in Sedona? * Will the kids need hiking boots for the Grand Canyon, or will sneakers be OK? * Pacing: While we'd like to do a variety of things, we don't want to exhaust ourselves. How much unplanned time should we build in? * Should I overbook hotels to allow for flexibility? That is, book an extra day in advance, with the possibility of cancelling (within accommodations' window for cancellation) in case we want to stay somewhere longer? * How does the time difference (we are East coasters) affect planning? * Other advice? Thanks so much!

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Have you been to Budapest recently? Can you recommend restaurants/pubs/cafes with local fare that are not tourist traps and are decently priced? And also bars where a couple can have a pleasant martini or two? Thanks!

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After watching the on-ride video of POTC, your first thought may have been the same as mine: "How did they do that?"

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