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The Official " I Got a Question but It's Not Super Important" Thread

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Oct 25, 2017
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So we got questions and sometimes we need an answer.

Well here we go. If I'm arsed I'll update this with super awesome answers.


Me said:
Really, I just need to know what it's called when you fry an egg by mixing in a bowl then frying both sides on high heat.
What's your question?

(I accept bitcoins as compensation for providing this thread.)
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
 
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Dumb gaming related question, but read it here in the Cyberpunk resurgence thread.

Star Citizen is still expected as PC exclusive, isn’t it? Someone posted it coming to Xbone and I remember reading the creator distinctly said it will not be dumbed down for consoles. Surely, I didn’t miss something. Did I?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.
I don't get them very often, but holding my breath for a while usually works for me.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.
I find forcing myself to burp a few times can clear up hiccups. Dunno why it works
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I can see this getting out of hand quickly - I might recommend adding a line asking anyone whose question has been answered to edit their post confirming it's been answered to save time parsing through posts.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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  • Do we have a gaming side of this thread?
  • Has MS/PUBG confirmed that the console version is Xbox exclusive?
  • How do YouTubers and bloggers handle taxes and is it worth creating a blog for tax reasons?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If you have milk that's about to spoil, and then you make pudding out of the milk, is the pudding about to spoil?
Or does the transformation into pudding slow down the spoiled milk timeline?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone got some recommendations for indoor slippers? Think those you often see in anime. With rubber soles too so that I don't get shocked every time I have to touch something lol.

Drinking water and beating my chest after does the trick for me
I don't get them very often, but holding my breath for a while usually works for me.
Gonna try these next time. Though beating my chest sounds like it'll get annoying.

I find forcing myself to burp a few times can clear up hiccups. Dunno why it works
This is what worked for me the other day. Had to try multiple times though.
 

Abu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
Hold your nose and drink some water as fast as you can without letting go of your nose. That always did it for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I always wonder, how does Gloria Allred make money by representing women in high profile cases? Doesn't she do everything pro bono?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
Hiccups are a nervous reflex. Clear your mind and focus on your breathing. They'll be gone shortly if you can Zen them out.
 

weemadarthur

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Oct 25, 2017
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How do manual cars work? Like in Initial D and movies, the hell does all that shifting do?
The transmission won't change gears in a manual car, so the driver has to do it. While the speed to change gears at can vary, once the RPMs are up around the red zone, it's time to shift into a higher gear. Manual transmissions can also vary in how many gears they have, 4 is low or maybe more outdated, 5 seems average, but you can get 6 in a high performance vehicle.

It's also necessary to downshift when losing speed suddenly.

But when it comes to trick driving, I have no idea.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups?.
Drink some water continuously. Like 11ish swallows in a row without stopping. Doesn't have to be a lot of water in each swallow.

In shared households, do think there should be a default setting a toaster should be put back on after use?
I don't think so. That sounds like a "why didn't you put the toilet seat back down" sort of issue. Just check the setting before you use it.

How do manual cars work? Like in Initial D and movies, the hell does all that shifting do?
It changes the power ratio between the engine and the wheels. A low gear means the engine turns the crank inside it several times over for each turn of the wheels, and a high gear means the engine turns once or less for each turn of the wheels.

Bike gears work the same way. Most automatic cars have gears too, except they just shift for you.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
hold your breath and drink half a glass of water in small sips, works every time
 

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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
When I get hiccups, I exhale as much air from my lungs as I can and then hold my breath for as long as I can. Works like a charm for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#32
So I bought these really nice black pants at Banana Republic, fit amazingly and look really good. I don't need them for work a whole lot, but when I need them, I NEED them

Anyway, I notice they attract an insane amount of hair/dust/whatever. I literally used a lint roller this morning, one sheet on each side of each pant leg (that's 4 sticky strips) and they were covered in hair less than 4 minutes later when I left the house. It's bad, like extremely noticeable bad. Any tips to bring down the cling?
 

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How do manual cars work? Like in Initial D and movies, the hell does all that shifting do?


No idea if that gif is working but follow it if not.

Think of a bike with gears as well, cars work similar.

Little cog you spin with your legs spins a big cog at back, easy work and fast start, then you make the front cog larger and back one smaller, so your leg revolutions turn more of the wheel and you go faster. It's also harder so easier to do at speed.

Cars also provide engine breaking, when you shift to lower gear the recs and resistance go up and the car slows, good for going in a corner then accelerating out
 
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Is there some kind of covering for the arms of my couch I can buy online that works on lots of parts of the couch so I can protect it from my cats claws? I don't want to buy custom covers like I'm 80
 

Trained Rage

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Why is it when I get banned I cant log out of my profile? Making it so I cant even view ERA...? I have to open Explorer to brows it *shudders*
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone got a surefire way to get rid of hiccups? I feel like whenever I have that problem and Google it, whatever is recommended doesn't work for me.

EDIT: Got some good answers but if you have one don't hesitate.
Drink a thick milkshake through a straw. The cold and sucking helps clear up mine.