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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
3 December 2013
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mja6758 said
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJPnQCLCEAIUOlN.jpg

I see a meme in the making.

4 December 2013
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AG, as our resident librarian i have a question for you.

I got a cd out of the library which went put into the the computer it registers it but when play is pressed all the tracks are quickly skipped thru before it stops. Tried it on a different machine and the same thing happens. Should i phone the library in the morning or just tell them when it's returned?

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4 December 2013
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AG, as our resident librarian i have a question for you.

I got a cd out of the library which went put into the the computer it registers it but when play is pressed all the tracks are quickly skipped thru before it stops. Tried it on a different machine and the same thing happens. Should i phone the library in the morning or just tell them when it's returned?

I would phone them to see if others have asked them this same question and thus they have already done some troubleshooting with them. Sometimes people think it will take us hours to answer their question, but we have already answered that same question 5 time during the week and know the path well. Be prepared to tell them what the technical specs are for the machine you are using and the software program(s) you used to try to play it (Windows Media Player, etc).

Hopefully they haven't played fast-and-loose along the fringes of copyright law and made backups of backup cds (clones of clones dropping in quality - reminds me of John's tooth) that might be imports of some nature. It looks legit, right? And not too scratched up - I doubt it is a scratch issue though. It probably is more of a software issue.

Please update us with the answer you receive. Pass the wisdom along.

Anybody out there have something to add that might help in solving this problem?

 

4 December 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
AG, as our resident librarian i have a question for you.

I got a cd out of the library which went put into the the computer it registers it but when play is pressed all the tracks are quickly skipped thru before it stops. Tried it on a different machine and the same thing happens. Should i phone the library in the morning or just tell them when it's returned?

I would phone them to see if others have asked them this same question and thus they have already done some troubleshooting with them. Sometimes people think it will take us hours to answer their question, but we have already answered that same question 5 time during the week and know the path well. Be prepared to tell them what the technical specs are for the machine you are using and the software program(s) you used to try to play it (Windows Media Player, etc).

Hopefully they haven't played fast-and-loose along the fringes of copyright law and made backups of backup cds (clones of clones dropping in quality - reminds me of John's tooth) that might be imports of some nature. It looks legit, right? And not too scratched up - I doubt it is a scratch issue though. It probably is more of a software issue.

Please update us with the answer you receive. Pass the wisdom along.

Anybody out there have something to add that might help in solving this problem?

 

Going by the paper ticket thing that has the date on it it's never been taken out before (but it might just be a new piece of paper). Its not a copy, i think its just a dud.

Thank you.heart 

 

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4 December 2013
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^^ Oops, dud was the one I left out. Perhaps that is it. Hope they can get another copy.

Have any of you found yourself using the word "dodgy" more often since Joe talked about the dodgy blue carpet in his picture? I've noticed two BB's use the word in the last 2 days. I used it in an email sent to my library group about the weather forecast for our state (we postponed our meeting to be on the safe side). I can't get the word out of my mind now.

4 December 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
I see a meme in the making.

I'm not sure I see that happening...

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5 December 2013
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mja6758 said

Ahhh Girl said
I see a meme in the making.

I'm not sure I see that happening...

That is hilarious!

5 December 2013
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How much has changed on your street since Google did it's street view of it?

5 December 2013
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How much has changed on your street since Google did it's street view of it?

Nothing. More surprised one of those carts came down my very bumpy lane as go at the wrong speed and your head will continually bounce of the car-roof whilst your body goes side to side and your suspension will become two.

 

How about yourself, AG, any changes to the street where you live?

 

Quite a day here weather-wise. Ferocious howling winds, driving rain, heavy dark skies, clear blue skies, and now there is light snow. The joys of winter.

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Ahhh Girl said
How much has changed on your street since Google did it's street view of it?

Nothing. More surprised one of those carts came down my very bumpy lane as go at the wrong speed and your head will continually bounce of the car-roof whilst your body goes side to side and your suspension will become two.

 

How about yourself, AG, any changes to the street where you live?

 

Quite a day here weather-wise. Ferocious howling winds, driving rain, heavy dark skies, clear blue skies, and now there is light snow. The joys of winter.

Not much on our street either. The reason I thought of asking this was that the other day some people came by to look at the house that is for sale next to my mother-in-law's house. Hubby was out working on the new garage he is building (as a side note, I know the steps of installing a garage door if anyone needs help). He overheard one of the guys say, "Those cars have been sitting in that same spot for 5 year because they are in the Google street view." They didn't know that hubby could hear them. He quipped back at them, "More like they have been there for well over 5 years." That started up a 45-minute conversation about the house and the area.

The whole region around here is watching the skies. We are in for a wintry mix starting any moment now. The freezing rain is the biggest fear because it takes down power lines. We had a bad storm 2 years ago that kept us out of power for a week. What was even worse was that the water department for our little community didn't have a generator so the pumps went down, and we were without water for a few days. Luckily, there is a shower at hubby's office I could use before he took me to work.

5 December 2013
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I just had a look at my street on Street View for the first time. It's a relatively recent picture. Probably around March/April this year. It's already out of date. I can date it pretty easy. A bit further up the road from me (I live on a long road, with housing only on one side as I live opposite a river which has a narrow-ish park running alongside it), a site was fenced off for development work with two tower blocks within it at the end of last year/beginning of this year. The blue fence is up and surrounding it, the tower blocks are still standing, and there are leaves on some trees but not others. Which I'd guess makes the picture early this year.

The tower blocks were taken down during the first half of summer. With too many buildings too close to them, they couldn't use explosives to bring them down but had to take them down manually over a couple of months - watching them come down a floor at a time was quite interesting. Anyway, since then they've been building 67 houses and apartments to replace them, and they are now nearly finished.

So, although my street has been updated this year, it's already outdated.

One thing that hasn't changed, my curtains are still drawn!

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5 December 2013
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I just looked at our street view again.

Hubby's old truck that we traded in during the Cash-for-Clunkers program is in the driveway.

Our beautiful Bradford Pear tree that has since died looks so nice :-(

Mrs. Dodd hadn't put up that fence yet to keep out MaryAnn's dogs.

Those are the only differences I see.

5 December 2013
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They are sending us home due to the weather. Hope I make it home safely.

5 December 2013
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Good luck with your journey, AG! Be sure to let us know you make it home ok.

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5 December 2013
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mja6758 said
Good luck with your journey, AG! Be sure to let us know you make it home ok.

Yup yup - we want a live feed all the way home!!

 

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AG could go on facebook and post every step she makes, other people do. 

Let us know you're home safely AG.

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Thanks. I'm home safe and sound. I was driving north right into the freezing rain. My windshield defroster barely kept pace.

5 December 2013
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Thanks. I'm home safe and sound. I was driving north right into the freezing rain. My windshield defroster barely kept pace.

Yip yip yippee - glad to hear it - coffee and muffins all round.

 

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Thanks. I'm home safe and sound. I was driving north right into the freezing rain. My windshield defroster barely kept pace.

Yip yip yippee - glad to hear it - coffee and muffins all round.

 

Blueberry for me, thanks.

Now I am going to settle in to get some work done. Just because the university is closed doesn't mean my work can end. I am the person on campus put in charge of processing the university's textbook "Check-It-Out" program. The university sets aside some funds which I use to purchase course textbooks that meet the guidelines set forth by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Each semester, I have to go through the entire course offerings and the bookstore's textbook list and identify the books that need to be included in the program. Some of them I purchase from the bookstore, and some are books that the library already owns that I have to pull to put in the textbook collection. Once the semester starts, students can check the textbooks out for 4 hours. There have been some bumps in the road on making the program work out, but for the most part, it is a real benefit to our students.

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Ahhh Girl said
Thanks. I'm home safe and sound. I was driving north right into the freezing rain. My windshield defroster barely kept pace.

Yip yip yippee - glad to hear it - coffee and muffins all round.

 

Blueberry for me, thanks.

Now I am going to settle in to get some work done. Just because the university is closed doesn't mean my work can end. I am the person on campus put in charge of processing the university's textbook "Check-It-Out" program. The university sets aside some funds which I use to purchase course textbooks that meet the guidelines set forth by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Each semester, I have to go through the entire course offerings and the bookstore's textbook list and identify the books that need to be included in the program. Some of them I purchase from the bookstore, and some are books that the library already owns that I have to pull to put in the textbook collection. Once the semester starts, students can check the textbooks out for 4 hours. There have been some bumps in the road on making the program work out, but for the most part, it is a real benefit to our students.

Sounds like a great program - I used to hate having key books out on lengthy loans.

 

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