• Is 'The Office' (US version) anything like as funny as the original British series?

    Quite often US remakes 'miss the point' of the original shows (Sanford and Son was a US version of Steptoe and Son that really missed the rawness of the original)
    Quite often US remakes 'miss the point' of the original shows (Sanford and Son was a US version of Steptoe and Son that really missed the rawness of the original)
    5 answers · Comedy · 5 years ago
  • Is it possible to be a 'spiritual atheist'?

    Can a person who is convinced there is no god be 'spiritual', or is that quality restricted to believers?
    Can a person who is convinced there is no god be 'spiritual', or is that quality restricted to believers?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • There is one thing that is really annoying me about my laptop sound at the moment?

    (Well actually since I got it) and this is it: There is a persistent 'echo' on any sound that I would prefer wasn't there.... To give more details, I have an Acer Aspire 5332 (Windows 7) with a pair of external speakers (Logitech). I would appreciate any suggestions as to how a 'neutral' (non-echo) sound could be obtained...
    (Well actually since I got it) and this is it: There is a persistent 'echo' on any sound that I would prefer wasn't there.... To give more details, I have an Acer Aspire 5332 (Windows 7) with a pair of external speakers (Logitech). I would appreciate any suggestions as to how a 'neutral' (non-echo) sound could be obtained...
    2 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 6 years ago
  • Was anyone disappointed that nothing much happened on 21st December?

    Did anybody feel 'let down' by the apparent (?) failure of the 'ancient Mayan prophecy' of that particular date?
    Did anybody feel 'let down' by the apparent (?) failure of the 'ancient Mayan prophecy' of that particular date?
    14 answers · Current Events · 6 years ago
  • Here's a question for 'intelligent designers'....?

    If our eyes are intelligently designed, why is it that they all have a 'blind spot'? This is not a necessity in the construction of the optics of natural eyes - cephalopods (squid, octopuses and so on) have eyes which don't have a blind spot, so they have better vision than we do - couldn't the Designer have given us eyes that worked... show more
    If our eyes are intelligently designed, why is it that they all have a 'blind spot'? This is not a necessity in the construction of the optics of natural eyes - cephalopods (squid, octopuses and so on) have eyes which don't have a blind spot, so they have better vision than we do - couldn't the Designer have given us eyes that worked in the same way as these 'inferior designs' - Is it time for the Designer to go back to his workbench and come up with a better design - in fact, now that this has been pointed out, couldn't the Designer 'retrofit' us with version 2.0?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • How do I convince my computer to use another zip program than winzip....?

    ....which appears to believe that it is the only zip/unzip program that is on the machine, and my 'free use' seems to have lapsed (I thought that WinZip was free for non-commercial use anyway) Could it be a problem associated with 64-bit Windows 7? (My previous computer was an 32 bit XP model) I do have a copy of 7-Zip on my machine, which... show more
    ....which appears to believe that it is the only zip/unzip program that is on the machine, and my 'free use' seems to have lapsed (I thought that WinZip was free for non-commercial use anyway) Could it be a problem associated with 64-bit Windows 7? (My previous computer was an 32 bit XP model) I do have a copy of 7-Zip on my machine, which is a 'free-use' program, but the machine goes straight to WinZip when I have a zip file to deal with.... Any suggestions would be gratefully received....
    4 answers · Software · 6 years ago
  • Why is it that the BBC tv 'presentation department' (I think they call it that...)?

    .... that is responsible for the timing of TV shows appears to be unable to start programmes at the advertised times? This is particularly noticeable with shows that start between 7pm and 8pm.... Shows frequently start up to 2 minutes before the advertised times... resulting in the 'beheading' of shows that start at that time...
    .... that is responsible for the timing of TV shows appears to be unable to start programmes at the advertised times? This is particularly noticeable with shows that start between 7pm and 8pm.... Shows frequently start up to 2 minutes before the advertised times... resulting in the 'beheading' of shows that start at that time...
    1 answer · Other - Television · 6 years ago
  • If you are using a 12-hour clock...?

    ... is there any possible logic to describing midday as 12pm? I mean the sequence seems to go something like ....10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Would it not be better to adopt the 24 hour clock, which eliminates ambiguity? ,
    ... is there any possible logic to describing midday as 12pm? I mean the sequence seems to go something like ....10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Would it not be better to adopt the 24 hour clock, which eliminates ambiguity? ,
    3 answers · Mathematics · 6 years ago
  • How to select default unzip program...?

    When I download a file that is in ZIPped form, my laptop tries to open an UNZIP program that needs paid for - but I'm sure there is at least one freeware unzipper on board - how do I make it the default?
    When I download a file that is in ZIPped form, my laptop tries to open an UNZIP program that needs paid for - but I'm sure there is at least one freeware unzipper on board - how do I make it the default?
    4 answers · Software · 6 years ago
  • Is it beyond the Yahoo programmers..?

    ...to remove references to deleted questions from the list of those that you might be interested in answering?
    ...to remove references to deleted questions from the list of those that you might be interested in answering?
    1 answer · Yahoo Answers · 6 years ago
  • Did anyone even notice the 'great solar storm'?

    I sometimes think that the news media have to make a really big deal out of everythng just to fill their bulletins/pages... (Cynical? Me?)
    I sometimes think that the news media have to make a really big deal out of everythng just to fill their bulletins/pages... (Cynical? Me?)
    5 answers · Astronomy & Space · 6 years ago
  • I have a niggling thing on my laptop which keeps asking for access?

    for the onscreen keyboard starting during every reboot. At the moment I just deny it access to the system, but I would like to see the last of it. Any ideas gratefully considered.... It usually gives up asking after it has been denied about 40 times, but I would like it to take the hint earlier....
    for the onscreen keyboard starting during every reboot. At the moment I just deny it access to the system, but I would like to see the last of it. Any ideas gratefully considered.... It usually gives up asking after it has been denied about 40 times, but I would like it to take the hint earlier....
    3 answers · Other - Computers · 6 years ago
  • When was 'Happy Birthday to You' first published?

    It is said sometimes that people are infringing copyright by singing it....
    It is said sometimes that people are infringing copyright by singing it....
    4 answers · Performing Arts · 6 years ago
  • Why don't game designers make more games that are playable on bog-standard PCs?

    It's like car manufacturers saying 'We're only going to build really fast, overpowered cars' - silly really...
    It's like car manufacturers saying 'We're only going to build really fast, overpowered cars' - silly really...
    4 answers · PC · 6 years ago
  • How to get rid of these online ads -?

    The ones that have pictures of teeth (you know the ones I mean...). I don't mind most ads, but these ones just turn my stomach... so, how do I indicate to the automated ad servers that I am just not interested in these ones (it's counterproductive really)
    The ones that have pictures of teeth (you know the ones I mean...). I don't mind most ads, but these ones just turn my stomach... so, how do I indicate to the automated ad servers that I am just not interested in these ones (it's counterproductive really)
    5 answers · Google · 6 years ago
  • Is there an easily installed variety of Linux?

    And could I have a dual boot with Windows, without losing any of my existing Windows software - I have a USB hard disk for backup purposes, could I partition it and have one partition for the backup and the rest for a Linux variety for instance?
    And could I have a dual boot with Windows, without losing any of my existing Windows software - I have a USB hard disk for backup purposes, could I partition it and have one partition for the backup and the rest for a Linux variety for instance?
    6 answers · Other - Computers · 7 years ago
  • Which is best - Windows, Mac OS, - or Linux?

    No more detail needed, I think...
    No more detail needed, I think...
    10 answers · Software · 7 years ago
  • Was the Mormon Church invented so there would be a uniquely 'American' church?

    and why wasn't it more successful, given its USP?
    and why wasn't it more successful, given its USP?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • How do I eliminate echo from audio on my laptop?

    When I play anything with an audio content on my laptop, it always sounds as if it's been recorded in somebody's bathroom. How do I make audio stuff sound more 'neutral'?
    When I play anything with an audio content on my laptop, it always sounds as if it's been recorded in somebody's bathroom. How do I make audio stuff sound more 'neutral'?
    4 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 7 years ago
  • Is there any way of telling....?

    where a bit.ly shortened url is going to take you without actually doing it? It could take you anywhere... (this could go for any of the other abbreviated url sites as well). You do gain speed using these methods but it strikes me that you could end up somewhere you really don't want to go...
    where a bit.ly shortened url is going to take you without actually doing it? It could take you anywhere... (this could go for any of the other abbreviated url sites as well). You do gain speed using these methods but it strikes me that you could end up somewhere you really don't want to go...
    1 answer · Other - Internet · 7 years ago