• Internet channel that streams 1980s music videos, other than YouTube?

    I love the artistry of the original music videos from the 1980s, back when MTV was a pioneer and relevant to music, and the music was fun and campy, sometimes dark and haunting. I know I can search for specific videos on YouTube, but that is only for individual videos rather than a set or collection, at least to my knowledge. I'm also more of a... show more
    I love the artistry of the original music videos from the 1980s, back when MTV was a pioneer and relevant to music, and the music was fun and campy, sometimes dark and haunting. I know I can search for specific videos on YouTube, but that is only for individual videos rather than a set or collection, at least to my knowledge. I'm also more of a fan of obscure musicians and "one-hit wonders," rather than the popular and top-of-the-charts (no Michael Jackson, hahah!) Is there an Internet site that LEGALLY streams music videos? Randomly, or as a collection, or a display where you can select the ones you want to watch? I'm not looking for the YouTube type of site in which you must enter the name of exactly what you want, because I'm not looking for just 1 or 2 artists, and I don't always know the names of the ones I want to watch. I will pay for a legitimate, reliable site if there isn't a free one. If there's any Pandora-like site that does videos the way Pandora does music, that would be awesome!
    2 answers · Rock and Pop · 1 month ago
  • Etiquette: Politest way to avoid hugs during funerals?

    I'm an introvert who is uncomfortable in large groups, particularly if I don't know most of them very well, and I tend to have a rather wide "personal space bubble." For me, hugs are very intimate, reserved for immediate family members and my closest of friends. When my grandmother passed a few years ago, there were many people... show more
    I'm an introvert who is uncomfortable in large groups, particularly if I don't know most of them very well, and I tend to have a rather wide "personal space bubble." For me, hugs are very intimate, reserved for immediate family members and my closest of friends. When my grandmother passed a few years ago, there were many people attending her funeral. I knew some by name, and there was extended family; we're not close beyond a friendly greeting and polite small talk. In short, no one other than my parents and siblings was a person with whom I felt comfortable touching. (Judge me if you will; it is who I am and always have been.) There was a steady stream of well-wishers forcing hugs upon me, and rather than giving comfort, it intensified my already-deep grief and made my skin crawl. Question: My parents are in their declining years, as hard as that is to face. When that time comes, I will be an emotional wreck. Would it be acceptable etiquette when people try to hug me to say, "Please no hugs, but thank you for your kind words and for being here"? Is there a better way to put it? If it were you, would you be offended? I don't want to upset anyone, but I have to self-protect when I'm so emotionally vulnerable.
    11 answers · Etiquette · 3 months ago
  • Survey: What general sort of work do you do, and what did you wear to work or school today?

    Obviously, I'm bored during break, lol. I work as an associate attorney in the legal field, and I'm wearing a black polo shirt under a periwinkle crushed velvet shirt with script on it, blue jeans (it's "casual Friday"), and Van Gogh Starry Night socks with black Mary Janes that have 4-inch heels. No need to add your... show more
    Obviously, I'm bored during break, lol. I work as an associate attorney in the legal field, and I'm wearing a black polo shirt under a periwinkle crushed velvet shirt with script on it, blue jeans (it's "casual Friday"), and Van Gogh Starry Night socks with black Mary Janes that have 4-inch heels. No need to add your intimates, unless you're really into TMI. :) And for safety reasons, you won't want to be too specific about where you work.
    2 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 months ago
  • How long is it safe to keep canned food, and how much would be recommended for emergencies?

    I know there are survivalists and "doomsday preppers" out there, and others who have experience in this area. I'm not a doomsday prepper myself, but I'm becoming increasingly and rapidly concerned, given the instability of my country (U.S.) and the likelihood of war coming to our actual soil. Please, no political comments or... show more
    I know there are survivalists and "doomsday preppers" out there, and others who have experience in this area. I'm not a doomsday prepper myself, but I'm becoming increasingly and rapidly concerned, given the instability of my country (U.S.) and the likelihood of war coming to our actual soil. Please, no political comments or trolling. I'm not here for that, and this could also pertain to simply surviving through a large-scale natural disaster as well. I just want to know, how long does canned food last on the shelf to be safe to eat? Vegetables, fruit, soup, chili, etc. Is boxed soup less likely to last long? Should they be kept in a cool environment (such as my unheated garage, which doesn't freeze due to the furnace being in it), or is room temperature better, like in my food pantry? How long does bottled water last, also? I'm thinking like the larger jugs of drinking water. How about canned and dry cat food? Finally, any estimate on how much food, drinking water, and medical supplies I should store at a time for 1 single adult and 2 adult cats? While some berry foraging in summer could be expected, and there is some availability of game and fish (my family hunts and fishes, though I personally don't), there wouldn't be a lot of "free" resources, and there would be competition for it if a large-scale disaster or rationing were to happen.
    3 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 4 months ago
  • Choices app game (mobile) - How long do I wait between chapters, or do I have to use keys?

    I played my first chapter in the fantasy (The Crown and the Flame) series. I'm ready to move on to chapter 2, but it requires a key right now to play. I only have 2 keys and really do not want to make in-game purchases (I have a bad habit of that and am trying to stop). Is it absolutely necessary to use a key to play on to the next chapter, or... show more
    I played my first chapter in the fantasy (The Crown and the Flame) series. I'm ready to move on to chapter 2, but it requires a key right now to play. I only have 2 keys and really do not want to make in-game purchases (I have a bad habit of that and am trying to stop). Is it absolutely necessary to use a key to play on to the next chapter, or will it become available after a certain amount of time? Thanks!
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 7 months ago
  • Sims 4 (PC) - Parents won't work full work day when I go into Build mode?

    Has anyone else had this issue? I've had multi-Sim households before, and this is the first time I've noticed this happening. This is also the first time I've played a multi-Sim household with the new expansion City Living installed (this might be the problem). The young adult son lives at home and takes care of the apartment, while his... show more
    Has anyone else had this issue? I've had multi-Sim households before, and this is the first time I've noticed this happening. This is also the first time I've played a multi-Sim household with the new expansion City Living installed (this might be the problem). The young adult son lives at home and takes care of the apartment, while his son goes to his school and his parents both work at different jobs. When Mom and Dad are at work, I've gone into Build/Buy mode to place something in the apartment. While I'm in that mode, I'll get a message that the Dad has had a great day at work and brought home x amount of money, even though it's a few hours before the end of the day. And now I've had it happen to BOTH parents! They're both primed for promotion, so this is frustrating, because they're not getting their overdue promotions, and the father is an Ambitious Sim who is now tense because he isn't promoted, lol. This also happened once when I went into Manage Worlds and back into the household. Is this just now a City Living problem we have to put up with until they patch it, or is there something I can do to fix it now? Thanks!
    4 answers · Video & Online Games · 7 months ago
  • Sims 4 (PC) - Any cure for the freeze that happens when my Sim kids and teens are doing homework and extra credit?

    Several times when my household's 3 teens and 1 child were working on their homework and/or extra credit, the entire household will go into veeeery slow motion, almost complete standstill (the game itself is not frozen as I can go to other screens) and clicking on their queued activities to stop them doesn't make the icons go away or change... show more
    Several times when my household's 3 teens and 1 child were working on their homework and/or extra credit, the entire household will go into veeeery slow motion, almost complete standstill (the game itself is not frozen as I can go to other screens) and clicking on their queued activities to stop them doesn't make the icons go away or change the frozen/very slow Sims. Turning on cheat modes and resetting the Sims doesn't change anything either, except it stops the frozen activity. This has happened both when there were friends in the house chatting and doing stuff, and when it was only the family there. My computer has 16 GB of RAM, so memory isn't a problem. Any idea what to do about this? Any quick fixes? It eventually sorts itself out, but it takes awhile for that to happen, and it's irritating when it happens nearly every time there is homework being done.
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 7 months ago
  • Sims 4 Day of the Dead challenge - Where are there tombstones in the game?

    After spending an entire night (in Sims time) with no Day of the Dead celebrants showing up, I searched online and found that you need to leave an offering at a tombstone at night to draw them out. But where in the world are there tombstones?!? I can't find a cemetery anywhere, and I searched through the Von Haunt location thinking (because of... show more
    After spending an entire night (in Sims time) with no Day of the Dead celebrants showing up, I searched online and found that you need to leave an offering at a tombstone at night to draw them out. But where in the world are there tombstones?!? I can't find a cemetery anywhere, and I searched through the Von Haunt location thinking (because of the name) that it would have some. Nope. Nor does the Goths' lot appear to have any, unlike in Sims 3 where they had a family cemetery in the backyard. Nowhere in any of the guides did it say where to find a tombstone! I don't want to go play some random Sim just to try to kill it (and I don't know how Sims can be quickly killed in Sims 4), and I certainly don't want to kill anyone in my brand-new family of 3. I got this DotD challenge while playing a new game in which I've only had this family for less than 1 week in Sim-time, so there are no Sims that have dropped dead in the neighborhood, nor is there likely to be anytime soon. Did I miss a location where there are tombstones? Help, please, if you can. This game really irritates me much more than any other of the Sims games I've ever played, lol. You would think they would have improved on the series given how awesome Sims 3 is, instead of going backwards. :p
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 8 months ago
  • Sims 4 for PC - Do any of the stuff or game packs have bunk beds?

    Question says it all, really. I have all of the actual *expansion* packs, but I rarely get stuff or game packs because I don't feel they offer enough bang for the buck. I did get the Spa pack, but that's the only one I have. However, my Sim has 4 kids (3 different moms, heh), and when they age up from infants, I'll be moving them in... show more
    Question says it all, really. I have all of the actual *expansion* packs, but I rarely get stuff or game packs because I don't feel they offer enough bang for the buck. I did get the Spa pack, but that's the only one I have. However, my Sim has 4 kids (3 different moms, heh), and when they age up from infants, I'll be moving them in with him. Instead of buying four separate beds, it would be nice to be able to buy 2 bunk beds. In the alternative, can a pair of siblings share an adult bed? I know they can share WITH their adult parent, but can they share with each other? Then I might just buy two big beds.
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 8 months ago
  • Oil changes, is it the date or the mileage that's more important to go by?

    I have a (nearly) 6-year-old Subaru Legacy, and I regularly have the oil changed. The garage where it's serviced puts a sticker on the window giving me the date and mileage the next oil change is due. I'm usually well past the date before the mileage catches up. For example, I hit the due date on the 3rd of this month, but I'm still just... show more
    I have a (nearly) 6-year-old Subaru Legacy, and I regularly have the oil changed. The garage where it's serviced puts a sticker on the window giving me the date and mileage the next oil change is due. I'm usually well past the date before the mileage catches up. For example, I hit the due date on the 3rd of this month, but I'm still just under 1,000 miles under the mileage they gave. So should I do it now or wait until it's closer to the mileage, or is it really not all that important? I want to do my best to keep this car running for many years, as it's been an excellent car. For the record, it's been trouble-free when it comes to its internal parts and has never needed repairs.
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 months ago
  • Hair care, how to keep hair from looking limp and greasy between washes?

    Female, with straight (slightly wavy) shoulder-length hair which I sometimes grow out, usually dyed. Most everything I read indicates that washing your hair every single day is actually unhealthy for the hair. So I wash mine every other day, not skipping more than a single day in-between. However, the day that I don't wash it, my hair is limp... show more
    Female, with straight (slightly wavy) shoulder-length hair which I sometimes grow out, usually dyed. Most everything I read indicates that washing your hair every single day is actually unhealthy for the hair. So I wash mine every other day, not skipping more than a single day in-between. However, the day that I don't wash it, my hair is limp and uncooperative, and near the scalp it looks greasy (to my eyes, at least). I use very few hair products, just a good quality shampoo and occasionally a spritz of hairspray when necessary. I don't use heating appliances on it, no hair dryers or curling irons. Any suggestions as to how to keep my hair from looking and feeling gross on the day I don't wash? I hate going to work like this; I feel icky! And when I step outside and there's any wind or rain, I'm pretty much doomed to look even worse for the rest of the day, lol.
    3 answers · Hair · 9 months ago
  • Pokemon Go, cannot connect at all outside of wifi (not using Pokemon Trainer)?

    Problem started just a couple of days ago. iPhone 6, fully updated. I have wifi in my house and have no problems connecting and capturing the [very] few spawns. But as soon as I leave my house, it stops working, even in areas where cellular service is at 4 or 5 bars. I can't use Pokestops, see spawns, or hatch eggs. For example, across the road... show more
    Problem started just a couple of days ago. iPhone 6, fully updated. I have wifi in my house and have no problems connecting and capturing the [very] few spawns. But as soon as I leave my house, it stops working, even in areas where cellular service is at 4 or 5 bars. I can't use Pokestops, see spawns, or hatch eggs. For example, across the road from my house is a Pokestop. Until a couple of days ago, I would pass by on my walk and access the Pokestop along the way. Now, I walk across the road and approach, and I see the Pokestop but the picture won't come up and a spin produces nothing. So I exit out and restart the game, only to see the (by now familiar) message that I can't connect and try again to log in. This is using my email, not Pokemon Trainer, and the server page on the website says that all is well, green all the way. I try many times, but cannot connect at all, until I'm back in my house with wifi. I went to an area rich in spawns and Pokestops just now to test it. Sure enough, nothing comes up, cannot even see distant Pokestops or Gyms. Restart and am told I cannot connect. This is frustrating. I'm nearly out of Pokeballs, have only two eggs left (which won't hatch because the game isn't recording my walks anymore), and cannot play because my house spawns *maybe* two Pokemon a day, and they're pretty common little guys. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? It seems to have started after (I think) the game updated, as I no longer see a battery saver option.
    Video & Online Games · 10 months ago
  • Fallout 4 (PC) - Can jukebox songs be changed?

    I can look for mods once I get home, but it's still morning at my work place (I'm on morning break), and I've got hours to go. So thought I'd ask so I can search more specifically tonight. Anyway, in Fallout 3, the jukebox played Three Dog's station. But in Fallout 4, all I'm getting is the slow, boring classical music. (I... show more
    I can look for mods once I get home, but it's still morning at my work place (I'm on morning break), and I've got hours to go. So thought I'd ask so I can search more specifically tonight. Anyway, in Fallout 3, the jukebox played Three Dog's station. But in Fallout 4, all I'm getting is the slow, boring classical music. (I don't mind classical, just not constantly.) So I put in a disco ball for slow dances (not that the settlers ever dance) instead of the strobe light. But CAN the jukebox play other music, like the radio stations? All I get when I click on it is Activate. Is there a mod that will alter the jukebox or provide an alternate? I use the Mods option on the Fallout menu and don't download from other sites at this point, so that is my preferred choice. Or is there a cheat code that will change the music?
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • Dream computer (or console) game mashup?

    I'm self-aware enough to know that I always want more, more, more when it comes to my PC games. (I'm personally rubbish at console controls, but I don't knock gamers who do play consoles, so I'm asking this question to ALL gamers.) What would be your dream mashups for games? I play a lot of RPG and simulation games (among other,... show more
    I'm self-aware enough to know that I always want more, more, more when it comes to my PC games. (I'm personally rubbish at console controls, but I don't knock gamers who do play consoles, so I'm asking this question to ALL gamers.) What would be your dream mashups for games? I play a lot of RPG and simulation games (among other, more casual games), and I would LOVE to see a mashup of The Sims and Fallout. I would love to see the The Sims building tools, social interactions, open game play (no "end" unless your last household member dies), item gathering, DNA-based families, and generational play ... with Fallout open-world exploration, combat, desperate survival, post-apocalyptic setting, resource gathering, and rich NPCs. My dream mashup would include being able to have large households and community settings, or to be able to go it alone if the player chooses.
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • The Sims 3 game (PC) - Can't get pregnant horse's saddle off?

    Probably nothing I can do about this, but it's so annoying! I had my Sim ride his mare to the stables and bred her with one of the champions. When they exit, of course he can't ride her because she's pregnant, but she's still saddled. I can't even get the option to unsaddle her because he can't ride her. So she's had the... show more
    Probably nothing I can do about this, but it's so annoying! I had my Sim ride his mare to the stables and bred her with one of the champions. When they exit, of course he can't ride her because she's pregnant, but she's still saddled. I can't even get the option to unsaddle her because he can't ride her. So she's had the saddle on for hours and has the negative moodlet for saddle sores, and there's NOTHING I can do about it. She's not going to foal for three days. Is there any way at all around this? I can't edit her in CAS because she's pregnant.
    3 answers · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • Subaru Legacy sedan, tire pressure warning?

    How would someone who is not a mechanic and owns no tools (me!) check tire pressure? Probably sounds like a silly and basic question. The indicator light for low tire pressure came on this morning, but eyeing my tires, they look just fine. When I drove to work, there was no thump-thump of a flat tire, no sliding on the road, and no trembling or... show more
    How would someone who is not a mechanic and owns no tools (me!) check tire pressure? Probably sounds like a silly and basic question. The indicator light for low tire pressure came on this morning, but eyeing my tires, they look just fine. When I drove to work, there was no thump-thump of a flat tire, no sliding on the road, and no trembling or shaking that would indicate to a Subaru driver that the tires are off-balance. I would rather not take time off work to bring it in to a garage for something I can probably check out myself, and I certainly know how to put air in a tire. Is there a simple way to check other than eyeballing the tires? I have no idea which tire is triggering the indicator light.
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 12 months ago
  • Fallout 4 game (PC) - Dumb question (I swear I'm not a noob!) but where can I find the mods?

    I have Fallout 4 digitally downloaded from Steam and bought the two DLCs I wanted through them. However, I've seen online chatter about mods, which I'm assuming is player-created content like they do with The Sims games. Where can I find safe mods that won't break my game or install spyware or viruses? I'm willing to pay for... show more
    I have Fallout 4 digitally downloaded from Steam and bought the two DLCs I wanted through them. However, I've seen online chatter about mods, which I'm assuming is player-created content like they do with The Sims games. Where can I find safe mods that won't break my game or install spyware or viruses? I'm willing to pay for quality. I've completed the main quest and many, many side quests, and nearly completed the Minutemen quests. I've started over now, as the main quest completion was...well, anti-climatic, to say the least. I want to focus on settlements, factions, and exploration with this fresh character. I would love to find mods that enhance settlement building and romantic entanglements, and mods that give access to better guns. I don't care for the unwieldy big guns; I tend to keep to the automatics and energy weapons. My characters tend to be both sneaky snipers and balls to the wall guns blazing madmen, depending on the situation, and I tend towards the "good" side rather than the killing of innocents. So any mod recommendations?
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 1 year ago
  • Fallout 4 game: What would you like to see come with the next official DLC?

    I'm having a blast with the Far Harbor DLC, and I appreciate all the work that went into it. It makes me excited rather than apprehensive for the next DLC, whenever that will be. What would other players like to see come with the new DLC? My wish list: 1. Motorcycles and/or ATVs. While cars are understandably SOL because of road conditions, a... show more
    I'm having a blast with the Far Harbor DLC, and I appreciate all the work that went into it. It makes me excited rather than apprehensive for the next DLC, whenever that will be. What would other players like to see come with the new DLC? My wish list: 1. Motorcycles and/or ATVs. While cars are understandably SOL because of road conditions, a nice off-road vehicle could be handy. Even if you might have to abandon it at some point due to travel conditions. 2. More than one companion. At least allow for the wandered to have Dogmeat AND another companion, come on! :p 3. Love, love the settlements aspect. But I want to clean up my settlements a lot more. Can we PLEASE at least have a way to remove or destroy the bodies of ghouls, Raiders, and bugs?!? I tried carrying them out of buildings, the ones that weren't too "heavy" as the game called it, and when I returned to the settlement, all those friggin' bodies were back in the buildings again! Argh! I would love for my settlers to NOT have to sleep next to corpses. Seriously. And I would like to be able to clear more of the rubble. I know it's there for atmosphere, and most of the time I like that. But I want to make NICE settlements. 4. More animals to be able to tame and livestock, mutations are fine. But as long as we have settlements, what about chickens for eggs & meat, bees for honey, goats, sheep (wool material!), and to have the Brahmins be useful, like giving milk instead of having to just kill them for 1 meat.
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 1 year ago
  • Fallout 4 (PC game) - Simple way to track down people in settlements?

    In strategy-type games I've played where you have communities and assign people to jobs, there's usually a way to track down who the newcomers are and who needs assignments. As I grow my communities in Fallout 4, I get really frustrated when the map shows I have a new recruit, but when I travel there, I run all around (usually in the dark... show more
    In strategy-type games I've played where you have communities and assign people to jobs, there's usually a way to track down who the newcomers are and who needs assignments. As I grow my communities in Fallout 4, I get really frustrated when the map shows I have a new recruit, but when I travel there, I run all around (usually in the dark because it's just my luck to get there at nightfall) trying to FIND the person! If there is a way to name the individuals or some easy way to track down where they are when I travel to the community, please let me know! The settlers' faces start to blur, and I don't know who in which communities are new. But at least if I can find them, I can go into the building mode to see if they need assignment. What REALLY frustrates me is trying to find them in a sprawling area like Sanctuary and Sunshine Tidings. My communities are all really small (6 people and under) so far, and I shudder to think what it will be like when they grow larger, if it's already a pain to find the new settlers. :p
    3 answers · Video & Online Games · 1 year ago
  • Fallout 4 (PC), Far Harbor DLC - 2 questions?

    I remember in Fallout 3, when you did the Anchorage quests, you had to complete that DLC before you could return "home." Is this the same for Far Harbor in Fallout 4? In other words, if I go to Far Harbor to explore and do quests, will I NOT be able to return to the Commonwealth? I have three fledgling communities that I don't want to... show more
    I remember in Fallout 3, when you did the Anchorage quests, you had to complete that DLC before you could return "home." Is this the same for Far Harbor in Fallout 4? In other words, if I go to Far Harbor to explore and do quests, will I NOT be able to return to the Commonwealth? I have three fledgling communities that I don't want to leave for too long, nor do I want to be "stuck" somewhere else and unable to do anything besides that. The airship has appeared, so I'm assuming that would be the start of it, if I follow that questline. Second question is probably a little dumb, lol, but can I bring a follower with me to Far Harbor? I'm traveling with Preston, and while I have to do the Castle quest first to keep him as a companion, I'm planning to start Far Harbor after that and would like Preston with me. (Trying to do the romance thing. :) )
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 1 year ago