primeline31

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About primeline31

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, pet fish, herpetology, old books, gardening
  • What I do for a living:
    Teacher\'s Asst., elem. sch. computer lab
  1. Sorry! Monday nights.
  2. "Debris" is on NBC, 10 pm Eastern time. [Edit: I forgot to mention that it is on Monday nights. Thanks, MakoMike]
  3. Use some for a fruit salad. Slice them into crescents and dice into bite size pieces. Toss with other fruit like other melons, citrus fruits, peaches, grapes, blueberries, etc. Only use watermelon, strawberries and/or bananas if it's all going to be eaten the same day because they don't keep well in the salad. For a dressing, add undiluted frozen orange juice and toss. Refrigerate the leftovers.
  4. This is the lost dog and the phone number if anyone sees it. Call 505-918-2321 (those are not my hands.)
  5. If you are 63 years old or older, admission is free at NYS parks except on weekends and holidays like Memorial Day.
  6. Oh, man. Sorry to hear about that. That's a shame. It is possible to buy a blank "shell" key online. The really cheap ones do not have the little RFID chip that sends a signal to a reciever in the steering wheel that allows the car to start when it is in place like in the steering column. The more expensive ones have the chip glued in already and it needs to be programmed. Here's our bad car key experiences: Key 1 (for a Honda Accord) - the molded loop on the back of the key broke. Gluing & taping it worked for a while but I could still lose the key. I got a cheap blank online from a dealer in Brooklyn. It cost $35 to cut at a local locksmith (the flat sides had to be ground specially.) While holding the old key, the new key started the car. When I got home the new key wouldn't start the car because the chip was in the old key on the kitchen table. Some research solved that problem and I pried the old chip out of the broken key and epoxy-ed that into the new key's shell (there was a little holder for it). Solved. Key 2 - (for a Mercury) the chip in the original key died while my son was at work 10 miles away. We tried everything - including pressing the shifter button the requisite number of times (it worked once before, saw the trick online.) We got it started by holding the other original key near the bad key. We ordered another key from the guy, one more expensive with a chip & got that one cut at the auto dealer (low cost as it was a regular top & bottom cut) but nothing the dealer could to could get that chip to program. We had to buy the dealer key - $150. We contacted the online key fellow and he refunded the full amount that we had paid him for the key, just as he promised on his website. This may or may not help you, but it felt good to vent. Give the folks at the lost & found your number and check back with them now and again. You may have to get a key from a dealer anyway. Good luck. [Edit: forgot a word.]
  7. Call the park office at (516) 785-1600 to ask about them. I don't know if there's a separate lost & found number. If you lost them in the sand, the park cleans the sand with a special truck. The people at the office should be able to tell you how often and/or when they will do this. [The truck sifts the sand for trash, needles & chicken bones.] Also, you know how there's a permit for night fishing? Well, there's a $40 permit to use a metal detector too.
  8. Gee, that's too bad. You should know that because manufacturers are required to be more energy efficient, the transmissions on the newer washing machines are not as strong as the older ones. They don't spin out the water as much as the older ones do. This means more time in the dryer. What I have to do is dial it to a second spin. Also, when we replaced ours a couple of years ago, we had a heck of a time finding a washer that wouldn't add water every time you lifted the lid. With that type of washer, if you find a sock you missed and pop it in, it adds water. Every time.
  9. Nope. You gotta have that much to cover your medical bills ya know.
  10. Try this. It's an article copied from ZdNet. There are ways to find it, hopefully it was found by someone trying to find you. Find your lost or stolen camera with free online tools By Janice Chen | January 25, 2012, 1:36pm PST Summary: Being reunited with a lost or stolen camera often comes down to the luck of the draw, but several online resources are available to improve your odds. Today, dear reader, let me tell you a story of heartbreak, redemption, and the kindness of strangers: It all began when my sister’s beloved Canon S95 spent a long, multiple-theme-park weekend in Florida, happily snapping dozens of family photos. All seemed rosy until disaster struck: Mere minutes after accidentally leaving the camera on a hook in the ladies room, she dashed back to retrieve her prized shooter only to find it had already been snatched up and was nowhere to be found. After frantically filing a report at the Legoland lost and found, and checking back multiple times throughout the day to no avail, my distraught sister had to come to terms with the fact that she would likely never again see the photos of her children frolicking under the Epcot sphere or floating past animatronic can-can dancers to the strains of “It’s a small world.” (Insert video montage here.) Fast forward two months and imagine her shock and awe when she receives an email via her alma mater’s alumni affairs office from a stranger who contacted them after viewing photos left on the camera from her college reunion. Armed with only her maiden name (from the caption of an old photograph she had snapped a picture of for laughs) and the year of her graduation (off the buttons fellow alums were wearing in other shots), he tracked her down and is shipping the camera back, refusing to accept reimbursement for his expense saying only, “I am happy to rescue your memories.” Unfortunately, not every lost camera story has such a happy ending, nor a good Samaritan protagonist with such sharp detective skills (though some do — remember the viral Sea Turtle Finds Lost Camera story of 2010?). So for the rest of us, here are some tips to raise the odds of being reunited with your lost or stolen camera: Firstly, in case your camera does find its way into the hands of a kindhearted stranger, do him or her a favor — leave a photo on your camera with your contact info. It doesn’t have to be as elaborate as this; just a name and email address and a note saying “if found, contact…” will suffice. With that said, there are a number of online resources that you can use to search for your camera. IFoundYourCamera.net - Launched in 2008 by Canadian blogger Mathew Prepost, the ifoundyourcamera.net blog lets folks post images from found cameras in hopes that a visitor to the site will recognize someone among the images and get them in touch with the camera’s finder. The site has had over 7 million visitors since 2008 and has posts from hundreds of lost cameras. Roughly 30 “found cameras and orphan pictures” as Prepost calls them, have been reunited with their owners since the blog’s inception. CameraFound.com - Similar in concept but a bit more technically savvy, this site lets you upload photos and uses a Google Maps platform to let you mark the exact location of the lost or found camera. You have to create an account to upload photos (there are currently over 12,500 members) and you can even create an RSS feed to publish your lost or found entry across Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines to increase your reach. ********** Lost and Found for Digital Cameras[/b] - **********’s Lost and Found for Digital Cameras similarly tries to connect owners of lost cameras with those who have found cameras, but it works more like personals ads, with short headlines and descriptions. Losers and finders enter information into a form (e.g., camera description, date and time lost or found, etc.), and can optionally upload images from found cameras. It’s harder to scroll and search through than the previous two sites (and listings include the questionably useful but mildly amusing “Lessons Learned” section for each listing), but it does have the advantage of **********’s greater reach and traffic. stolencamerafinder.com - Created by British software engineer Matt Burns, this site takes the hidden EXIF metadata that is attached to every photo you take with your digital camera (e.g., make, model, date, and serial number), and scours the web looking for new photos that have been uploaded from a camera with the same serial number. All you have to do is drag and drop a saved JPEG image that you know was taken with your missing camera and the site extracts the EXIF information and submits it for matching. If you don’t have a JPEG, but do have your serial number, you can also manually enter the number to be searched. Unfortunately, stolencamerafinder.com cannot crawl sites that remove or modify EXIF data when photos are uploaded (e.g., ******** and MySpace). Some cameras don’t store serial numbers in EXIF data and therefore aren’t compatible with the site — there’s a list of compatible cameras here. As with CameraFound.com, there’s an integrated Google Maps function that allows you to pinpoint lost, stolen, or found cameras. You can do a basic search for free, or sign up for Pro or Business plans which provide more search results (maximums of 100 or unlimited, respectively) and search for more data points, such as lens serial number and copyright, making them useful for pro shooters looking to protect their copyrights. Fees for Pro and Business plans are £4.99 and £99.99 a month, respectively (yearly plans are discounted by one month). CameraTrace.com - CameraTrace.com works in a similar way to stolencamerafinder.com, by crawling photo sharing sites like Flickr and 500px for matching EXIF data. You can trace a single serial number for free or pay a $10 fee to register your camera so the service will keep searching as new photos get uploaded to sharing sites (and as they index more sharing sites) and email you if they find a match in the future. The fee also buys you a durable metallic CameraTrace tag to adhere to your camera, providing anyone who finds the camera with a URL and code to enter that will allow the person to communicate with you anonymously. Brought to you by ActiveTrak, Inc. (makers of GadgetTrak theft-recovery solutions), CameraTrace also offers an online system for filing police reports with many local police departments and even offers to speak to the police on your behalf.
  11. Hi. Hicksville is still a good place to live. Lower than average taxes, convenient train station for commuting and concerts, good shopping close by. An old timer (80's born & raised locally) told me that some of the sumps are actually ponds that were squared off to fit the neighborhoods so they have fish & turtles in them still. I've taken the boys fishing in one in the past and caught some medium sized carp/wild goldfish on earthworms (that's what washes out of the storm drains.) I've seen a few kinds of turtles in them too, along with other wildlife. But you have to deal with the mountains of plastic bottles and trash that folks throw down the drains.
  12. Sigh.... long time lurker & been away from this forum for quite a while. Ok, so I'm a mom who's nuts about fishing. My 3 kids are grown now (youngest is 20). Here's my tips for surviving this. - Beach towels. Keep a bunch handy. Lay a path from the bed to the bathroom, assuming that there's one near the bedroom area. It's way easier to shake it off and toss in the washing machine than it is to get down and remove the solids, then scrub out the wet. Any liquid that gets thru is minimal. - Trash can liners. Where ever a kid goes or rests, keep a bucket near him or her and place it on a beach towel, if possible. They don't want to make a mess anymore than you want to clean it up. - Educate yourself on 'the look,' that glassy-eyed, almost far-away stare. Sometimes, though, it does catch them unaware because they haven't had much experience with it. I work in an elementary school computer lab for 12 years now and I know the signs really, really well. Only once did we have a puker at the keyboard - a kindergartner (last month, too.) Fortunately, for the activity they were doing, we had the keyboards up on top of the desktop pc. He must have been feeling bad, because all that came out of him was pink Pepto Bismol and it went under the computer and not on it. All he said was "I can't do this" with a straight face right after the accident. He must have complained to his mom and she dosed him up and shipped him out. (To be honest, we don't know if his parents couldn't have afforded to take off work or if they just disregarded "the signs.") As long as they go to school, they're gonna get sick. Me? I'm just about immune now. I can't remember when I last got sick like that. I've been immunized, I guess.
  13. Not much to go on. From the description, it was a recent hatchling. There's a photo chart on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry that might help. The address for the chart is http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/snakes/snakes.htm Based on your description, it might be either a redbelly snake or a ringneck snake. Those buggers move real quick when spooked, don't they?
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