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Runner, Engineer, Dad, Homeowner (i.e., Keeper of the Grounds and Cleaner of Cat Boxes and Lizard Poop) and Grad School Student. As a fiscal conservative, I have given up on politics; now I spend my days plotting how to take over the world (Are you thinking what I'm thinking?).

  • Is there a trick to digging a 10" X 10" hole in asphalt?

    There is a 4X4 support under my deck that is rotting on the bottom, not sunk into the asphalt and is in the wrong place. I plan to add a 4X4 pressure treated beam and want to sink it into the ground (and add some concrete). I could hack away at the asphalt with my pick axe, but I wonder if there are any tricks to doing this more easily (like heating it up first). What do you think?

    6 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Any runners had a bout of Tarsal Tunnel syndrome?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a weakening of the wrist from repetitive motion; I have the same thing in the heel of my foot (from hauling old concrete around for a few weeks last summer). Lots of healing has occured, but 8 months after the injury the bottom of my heel is still numb. Anyone had a similar experience?

    It is not Plantar Fasciitis; been there, done that (twice).

    4 AnswersRunning1 decade ago
  • So now Hamas is killing Palestinians who protest. Are they finished as leaders?

    Here is the story:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061001/ap_on_re_mi_ea...

    Palestinian government workers are demanding to be paid, but there's no money. So they are protesting and all Hamas can do is stall, and now they've killed seven with guns and a hand grenade. I think they are huge hypocrites after crying for years that Israel oppresses them, now they are doing the same thing to their "fellow" palestinians.

    I think they are done; Al Aqsa Brigade has ordered Hamas leaders killed. Will Hamas still be leading the country next fall?

    6 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Windows XP Question: How do I get to see .art files?

    I got a new computer (Hooray!) and have noticed that XP won't read all of my old files (yet) that Win98SE read. I did find a download for ".art" files, but it was for Win 2000 so I didn't try it.

    A link would be appreciated, especially to a microsoft site.

    And yes, I can program a VCR just fine!

    2 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Plumbing Question: I put in a new sink and now the drain is slow.?

    If I encourage it with the plunger, it drains fast until the water is gone. When I turn on the tap again, the drain is slow again. When I disconnect the drain, the sink drains into a bucket fast. When I took out the trap plug, it drained fast. Put it back together and then it's slow once again.

    Please don't say "Call a plumber"; I get that. I just wanted to know if anyone has had a funny slow drain like this before, where it will drain fast if it gets a sinlge pulse with a plunger then return to slowness.

    10 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Why do the RED SOX always stink in August?

    Every August I stop watching the Red Sox because they can't beat anybody. Why is it that way every year? Am I missing something?

    13 AnswersBaseball1 decade ago
  • Who has switched their phone & internet to Fiber Optics? Is it better in every way?

    We got an offer from Verizon (near Philly) to switch and it's less than the DSL we have with them now. Getting the phone upgraded as well sounds like a win-win. Comments or Experiences?

    3 AnswersLand Phones1 decade ago
  • Is EADS (Airbus) stock really stock (ie, equity) or just a free loan (ie, debt)?

    I did not see any dividend or earning per share listed for EADS.PA, the parent of Airbus (in Yahoo Finance, of course!); while they are not required to comply with Sarbaines-Oxley, I still think they would want to advertise these attributes to induce more stock purchases.

    IF they are not actually paying out any dividend, what is the point of holding the stock? It certainly isn't going to see any dramatic growth, like a dot-com stock. Also, France OWNS 15% of the stock, Spain 5% and Germany a chunk as well; if these stocks don't pay out, aren't they just interest free loans?

    1 AnswerInvesting1 decade ago
  • Siberian Forest Cat owners: Have you noticed less allergies than with normal cats?

    We have two Siberian Forest Cats. We got them because my son is allergic to other cats. He got near the Siberians and had no reaction and we've had two of them for two years now with no problem (and no medicine). Some web sites claim >no< difference, but we have noticed it.

    1 AnswerCats1 decade ago
  • How would you feel about getting on an Airbus A380 with 554 other people on board?

    The A380 could be configured to hold over 800 passengers; would you feel OK with that many people?

    7 AnswersEngineering1 decade ago