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  • Why are car brakes hydraulic?

    Anybody know why car brakes use a hydraulic link rather than a pure mechanical link, like the throttles in the cars?

    3 AnswersEngineering6 days ago
  • Anybody know what movie this was?

    Does anyone know what this movie or show this clip was taken from? I am thinking that the actors in this movie might be: (1) Jack Lemmon playing Charlie; (2) Ann-Margaret or Raquel Welch playing the redhead; and (3) Alice Pearce playing the wife, she used to play Gladys in Bewitched too.

    Movies1 week ago
  • Are the British Virgin Islands subject to British laws?

    Do companies in the BVI have to report to the UK government in London?

    1 AnswerVirgin Islands3 weeks ago
  • Cutting, self harm, why?

    It seems this is only done by females, I've never heard of males doing this sort of thing. Why is this done? And why mostly girls?

    2 AnswersMental Health1 month ago
  • Chrome sync paused problem?

    So I keep getting the Chrome "Sync is paused" problem on my Chrome browser. I followed these instructions to fix it:

    But neither of the solutions in here worked beyond a day. Are there any other things to try?

    Other - Internet2 months ago
  • My dream within a dream?

    So yesterday, I was so tired in the afternoon, that I was sitting on my computer desk chair and I couldn't stay awake. I wasn't yet fully asleep yet, in fact I was actively trying to avoid going to sleep, but I started dreaming already!

    Inside the dream, I found myself driving inside my car. The strange thing is that I was dreaming that I was falling asleep inside the car while driving. In fact, I felt as sleepy inside the dream, as I did in real life. Just couldn't keep myself awake in the dream, except there was the added danger of falling asleep inside a car and crashing. Again, I was actively trying to avoid falling asleep inside the dream just as much as I was trying to in real life!What's your interpretation here?

  • How do you protect against sulphuric acid?

    If we are to send airborne probes to the atmosphere of Venus to probe for life, how could probes be protected against the sulphuric acid in Venusian clouds? What coatings can be put on the probes to protect them?

    2 AnswersAstronomy & Space2 months ago
  • How to log out of a website when you can't log in to it?

    So I got a certain website that I have set to automatically log in, through Firefox. Problem is that my account on the website is screwed up, and I need to log out of my account in order to log back in, but it doesn't allow me to login, so that I can logout of it. How do I get Firefox to forget the auto login, without clearing all other website auto logins too?

    2 AnswersOther - Internet2 months ago
  • Who wrote Fleetwood Mac's Little Lies?

    I know that all of these songs are officially attributed to Fleetwood Mac as a whole group, but usually there are clues that you can tell who actually wrote most of it. Like with the Beatles, there are ways to tell which ones were written by Paul or John, mainly because the writer would also be the singer. In the case of this song, the lead singer was Christine McVeigh, but in the video, Lindsey Buckingham featured heavily in it, even though he was just a background singer. So my guess is that Buckingham was the writer? Anybody have some real information about this, is my guess right?

    4 AnswersRock and Pop2 months ago
  • Now that we're wearing masks, what foods smell bad?

    So now that masks are almost ubiquitous, we're now often rebreathing our own dinners. What foods have you found don't bother you when you're not wearing a mask, but now that you are, it's really bothersome? The one surprising thing I find bothersome is corn-on-the-cob, which you smell strongly inside your mask for a day after eating it.

    3 AnswersPolls & Surveys3 months ago
  • Has Ontario gone back to old license plates?

    Ontario had brand new blue license plates for awhile, but now I see the newest ones are back to the old white backgrounds. Has Ontario given up on the new plates?

    1 AnswerInsurance & Registration3 months ago
  • Wi-Fi adapter speeds?

    So a Wi-Fi adapter that I installed on my desktop PC is listed as an "AC1200" adapter, however down below on the box it says its maximum speeds are 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, while at 5.0 GHz it's only 867 Mbps. Neither of them are 1200 Mbps, which is what I would have assumed its maximum speed is. What does the "1200" refer to?

    1 AnswerComputer Networking3 months ago
  • Consistent Histories interpretation of quantum mechanics?

    So I just recently heard about this interpretation of quantum mechanics. The Wikipedia article is poorly written, so it's of no help. So my understanding of it seems to be that it describes particles that can take many paths, but all of its paths end up in the same place at the end once it's measured. So somewhat like the Many Worlds Interpretation, but instead of it resulting in multiple universes, it results in all multiverses converging into one universe again. Does that sound about right for this interpretation?

    Physics4 months ago
  • Who is Jake Paul (Youtube)?

    So this guy has been trending on Twitter today, apparently the FBI is searching his house for something. I've never heard of his Youtube channel before, even though apparently he's pretty popular, so what was his channel about?

    1 AnswerYouTube4 months ago
  • Was Superstring Theory doomed all along?

    So SST postulated that we replace point particles with string particles. Around the same time, the world of experimental physics was converging on the idea of Quantum Field Theory (QFT), which was the theory that was starting to come to the conclusion that particles don't actually exist, that they are just more constricted waves. QFT was less theoretically ambitious than SST, but more experimentally supported. It would seem that QFT was quietly converging on the right answer, but SST was going the exact opposite way, and turning particles into the main focus, and turning waves into an afterthought. When the experiments are saying one thing, and your theory is saying another, shouldn't the experimental theory win out? It seems that was a major problem with SST.

    1 AnswerPhysics4 months ago
  • What was the name of that video streaming service that went out of business a few years ago?

    I think about 5 years ago, there was this video streaming service that had 7 second videos that repeated on a loop. It had a lot of hype back then, but in the end it didn't generate a lot of actual interest. I just can't remember the name of that service. Anybody?

    2 AnswersOther - Internet4 months ago
  • Mai Tai mix?

    What do you usually mix with Mai Tai mix?

    3 AnswersBeer, Wine & Spirits4 months ago
  • Anybody know what happened to the Space Travel Calculator?

    This webpage was used to calculate how close to the speed of light you needed to get to get anywhere in the universe within the span of a single human lifespan. It used to be at this link, but it's gone now. Is there an alternative or mirrored copy of the calculator?

    2 AnswersAstronomy & Space5 months ago
  • Facebook, inviting someone to a group?

    I was trying to invite one of my general FB friends to a private FB group which I'm a part of. Now, for some reason, while trying to invite him, his name was not showing up, as someone I could invite. Instead, I had to get him to request to join the group, and that's how he got it. BTW, I'm the administrator of the group, so I was the one who approved him to come in. But it's weird that I wasn't allowed to invite him to my own group?

    2 AnswersFacebook5 months ago
  • How do you pronounce this Spanish name?

    Any Spanish speakers care to teach me how to pronounce this name, which I believe is Spanish: Loaiza?

    2 AnswersLanguages5 months ago