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  • Who Can Name This Tune?

    1970's era song that featured some way cool slide guitar wail.

    Lyrics as best I can here transcribe: "Woo-ah-hoo, woo-ah-hoo-hoo, RIDE-ah!-RIDE-ah!-RIDE!!"

    5 AnswersLyrics2 years ago
  • Are we being pushed by AT&T / DirecTV?

    For nearly 2 years, I've gotten strange calls from "ATT" from a foreign 3rd party call center I suspected were a bunch of phishing ID thieves. Now, they're warning my DSL Internet "may be interrupted" if I don't 'upgrade' to their U-verse Internet.

    And to my amazement, I see they're backed up by OFFICIAL AT&T website!!

    This foreboding heads up IS on the OFFICIAL AT&T website--and I've gotten mailed notices that DO appear to be genuine AT&T, albeit the toll free numbers are off by one digit and the service prices also are off by a few dollars ( between the mail letter and what's on the website ).

    Are we being corralled into accepting this "upgrade" that really is nothing more than 'controlled inflation'--where we WILL pay more??!! If so, then what can WE do to fight it???

    4 AnswersLaw & Ethics5 years ago
  • Example of Employee Discrimination?

    Mike is a 27 year veteran employee, who currently holds a very coveted position in a factory that keeps him away from the riskier areas of his workplace. In the 3 years Mike has held this coveted position--he's done impressively well and fully meets job expectations.

    Lisa is about to make her first year in the same factory, but works in a area that carries certain inherent employee risks.

    Lisa is a few weeks pregnant--and the workplace bosses--along with Lisa's co-working husband--are fast concerned for her safety; "temporary" job reassignment is inevitable.

    Mike's immediate supervisor informs him of Lisa's situation that MIGHT have him pressed to step down from his coveted position--and work the lesser attractive position Lisa works in. Do note: There are 2 other reassignment possibilities--work areas currently held by FEMALES, but for evident reasons, Mike's position is likely targeted.

    If Mike is made to work Lisa's work post, is he being discriminated against? Does Mike have any legal ground to protect his position from being taken over by Lisa?

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics6 years ago
  • What's Your Opinion on these 5 points?

    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

    2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

    4 AnswersCurrent Events9 years ago
  • Challenge: Can YOU name this tune?

    1. Song has riffs that sound like The Cult's "Firewoman" ( at first, I thought it was a cool re-mix ).

    2. Lyrics sound like semi-rap about a guy who meets a hooker and asks why she does what she does---and she explains why. Then the guy is mugged---and he asks the thief why he does what he does---and he explains why....and his answer parallels with reasons the hooker earlier gave the guy.

    2 AnswersLyrics1 decade ago
  • Limewire version 5.2.13 turns on my iTunes: How do I get THAT to stop?

    For unknown reasons, when I have the new Limewire up and going, my iTunes opens up and between the two programs, my PC system resources begin to bog down. Is there anyway to "separate" the two programs?

    3 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • What was our U.S. Government doing while We, the people, were getting price gouged at the gas pumps?

    Here's what they were up to---while we were and still are sweating how we pay for gas and keep our family lives together. Click on the link, take a look!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_go_ot/in...

    Your thoughts????

    3 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
  • Can You help me with a Pablo Cruise song?

    I've been trying to get the title to a Pablo Cruise song, where the lyrics go like: "Let me take you to paradise" (which repeat / echoes like). Helps if you know both the song and album, too. It's a really great song from the 70s....maybe early 80s--but I've heard it eons ago and it would bring back great memories for me. Thanks for any help on this.

    3 AnswersLyrics1 decade ago
  • Is it a PC dialer virus?

    Sometimes during a phone call (and my DSL desktop computer is on), I hear a short burst of touch tone numbers being dialed. Having occurred during two different phone calls, I'm pretty sure its a dialer virus.

    However, there is no detection of such from my AVG Free edition virus scanner, Spybot Search N' Destroy or Crap Cleaner.

    Is there any other way I can manually seek out and find a dialer virus? What file names and extensions should I look for?

    6 AnswersSecurity1 decade ago
  • What's the name of the 70's song by Sweet?

    Is it "Action" or "Everybody wants a piece of the action"???

    Cool song....I think ahead of their time.

    4 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
  • Who sings the mid-70's song "Shannon"?

    Ok music fans: think back to a time when MEN, in the mid-70's BEFORE the "macho" Disco era, recorded songs in their "femmne" voice tone.

    I know "Shannon" was a song about a dog. Yes....sigh....it was 'pop sappy', but a memorable song. I forgot who did it , though....anybody know?

    6 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
  • Can YOU name this tune?

    Came out sometime between 1998 through 2001. Band sounds like, but almost surely it isn't, The Cure. Really hot guitar sounds....and the only lyrics I can recall is something like ".....the light fantastic", tightly followed by that wild guitar sound(s).

    The song was rarely announced--thanks to "automated radio", so it's a mystery to me who actually did it---but I've been on the search of it for years. I've been impressed with Yahoo Answers! finding far tougher songs.....hope this one presents an easy challenge for someone.

    6 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
  • Watergate Break-In: What was in the vault?

    What was so valuable in the Deomcrat HQ Office safe to have Nixon send white collar suits to Watergate Hotel to do a job suited for criminal burglars???

    5 AnswersHistory1 decade ago
  • What's Your idea to fix the Ozone Layer Hole?

    Amazing how our global world leaders all pay NO concern or attention to the ever growing Ozone Layer Hole, something I strongly feel is causing our noticably strange weather patterns.

    To my knowlege, science has not found a way to manufacture Ozone and it's not known if ANY work to repair the Ozone Hole is even on the drawing board. So.....what's YOUR idea on solving this looming problem???

    7 AnswersEnvironment1 decade ago
  • How can I fix my RAZR sim card?

    Unplugged RAZR from charger, turned it on and got this blank screen with "Insert Sim" message. I took out battery and sim card....TWICE....and am still getting this error message. Won't let me dial out; what do I do next?

    2 AnswersCell Phones & Plans1 decade ago
  • What was this song from "The Jerky Boys" film?

    It's the scene where the guys run from the mob and duck into this nightclub. I believe the band "Anthrax" is on stage and starts this song with a killer guitar riff....I've searched imdb.com hoping to find a hint, with no luck.

    So I seek help from those who know the film and soundtrack music from it well for an answer.

    2 AnswersMovies1 decade ago
  • 60's and early 70's Rockers: Name These Tunes!!!?

    I'm stumped on naming two songs by two different groups. Both are from the late 60s and early 70s. No offense to the alternative rockers, but you can sit this one out.

    First song Lyrics are: "....and her name is Aproditie, she rides a crimson shell.....". For some reason, I keep thinking Ginger Baker...so Cream may have done it perhaps? But what is the song title?????

    Second song I know is by Crosby, Stills and Nash...but the song title escapes me. But the song's lyrics are much like "....and the question of a thousand dreams....what it is and what will be....can you at all talk....to meeeeee....".(followed by a mellow bass rift).

    4 AnswersMusic1 decade ago
  • How can I get my printer to print "Portrait" and have the page line up squarely by default?

    PC runs on WindowsXP. Printer's a Canon iP 1500.

    2 AnswersPrinters1 decade ago
  • Why is my new car battery going dead?

    The car is a '95 Nissan Maxima. Three weeks ago, I replaced it's dead battery for a new one.

    Alternator checked out OK.

    Got in the thing this morning--and the new battery was completely dead. There wasn't any lights left on; no doors left ajar--and I don't think that even if a dome light was left on all night, it would totally drain the battery as I found it to be.

    Not being mechanically inclined when it comes to complex automobile electronics or engines, this problem is a Scooby-Doo mystery I seek help from fellow Yahoo Answerers who have knowlege in auto mechanics and/or electronics.

    What possibly be draining the battery like this?

    18 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago