'Please, Not Ottawa': the Simpsons Throw Shade on Beleaguered Ottawa Senators

Sunday’s Canadian-themed episode of The Simpsons was dubbed D’Oh Canada but it was Ottawa that got the drubbing in a scene that had Ottawa Senators fans laughing through their Monday.Lisa Simpson is in recovering in a hospital bed with an RCMP officer at her side — as one does — when the Mountie tells her that as an obvious victim of political persecution at home he must keep her in Canada where she’ll be safe and assigned her very own hockey team.“Please, not Ottawa,” Lisa mutters, fingers crossed. “Please, not Ottawa.”The Mountie puts a Sens cap on her head.“Yeah, I’m so sorry,” he says as Marge and Homer look at each other in dismay.The ribbing might be expected given the Sens’ last-place finish to the season and fans were looking on the funny side.“Fact: The Simpsons made fun of the Denver Broncos on Nov 3, 1996,” tweeted James Mullins. “The Broncos would go on to win Super Bowl XXXII in January 1997.“Therefore, the Ottawa Senators will win the Stanley Cup in 2020.”“Lisa should buy the team,” quipped William McAvoy.The Senators took the joke in stride.

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How Can I Get a Hospital Bed, Or the Mattress.?
A Durable Medical Equipment (DME) vendor. Look in your local phone book for a place like that. Lincare is one that's apparently national.1. What is the difference between an electric hospital bed and a manual hospital bed?Manual hospital bed is suitable for short-term care patients, electric hospital bed is much suitable for long-term bed rest patients with mobility problems at home, this can reduce the burden on nurses and their families, allowing patients to control their own lives by themselves, thereby improving the quality of life and helping patients to recover. No matter what the difference in functional design between electric and manual hospital bed, the most basic practical functions and focus points cannot be left. Mingtai hospital bed functional design and changes must take into account the user's operability, not only practical and caring, but also simple and easy to operate. Therefor the hospital bed function is not the more the better, nor is the more complex the better.2. Where can i buy secondhand Hospital bed in Malaysia?hahahah..hollyman ..that is so funny3. what material could I put over a hospital bed to make it a hard surface?Sorry for the pain your are undoubtedly going through. Most people usually have the opposite problem, they say the hospital bed feels like the floor! What about having them try putting one of the hard wooden backboards under you (we usually put them under a patient when doing CPR). Or ask if they have any beds with the adjustable firmness/softness as many places do. Good luck to you as without proper rest all else fails4. Woman Denied Hospital Bed Gives Birth at Home....Would that fly at your hospital?One of the most popular hospitals to give birth at in Kansas City does this every day. I did not know it happened until I went to tour my hospital and heard from another soon to be mom. She toured the popular hospital and changed doctors and hospitals after finding out that she could be turned away while in labor. It's wrong and the hospital I gave birth in would even use the beds in the ER if they had to, they never turn anyone away. I think it's more common at smaller satellite hospitals, my hospital was a larger metro hospital.5. why would police stay by hospital bed?If they are waiting to arrest him then it could be that he is wanted for murder, or other serious charges6. How to Choose the Best Hospital Bed MattressSelecting the best hospital bed mattress for yourself or for someone you care for can be challenging. There are many different hospital bed mattresses on the market, and the choice you make will affect the comfort and health of the patient. In this article, we will explain what a hospital mattress is and how it is different from a standard home mattress. Then, we take a deep dive into the types of hospital bed mattress and the benefits they provide to patients. How Is a Hospital Mattress Different to a Standard Mattress? You may be wondering why you need a hospital mattress in the first place. There are thousands of consumer mattresses to choose from, ranging in price from less than $200 to many thousands of dollars. But for frail, immobile, and bed-bound patients, hospital mattresses have many safety, hygiene, and therapeutic benefits. Hospital mattresses are designed to work with hospital beds. While standard domestic mattresses are manufactured in sizes from 6 inches to 18 inches and beyond, hospital bed mattresses usually have a depth of 6 to 7 inches. They are as thin and flexible as possible without compromising support and comfort. Hospital bed mattresses are designed to work with hospital beds, which include mechanisms for elevating the patient's head and feet to achieve a variety of therapeutic and comfort positions. Thicker mattresses obstruct and reduce the effectiveness of the bed's elevation mechanisms. Hospital mattresses are designed for frail or immobile patients Standard mattresses typically distribute pressure evenly across the surface of the mattress. That's the right design decision for patients with full mobility and strength, but it can be dangerous for patients with reduced mobility and weakness. Falling out of bed is a frequent cause of injury for patients who spend long periods in bed. Frail or immobile patients are also at risk of becoming entangled in the side rails, which can be fatal. Some hospital mattresses include border edge protection with extra firmness towards the edges. Border edge protection helps patients to maintain a central position on the mattress and reduces the likelihood that they will slip off the bed. It also makes it easier to move patients onto and off the bed. These added benefits are why they are a standard feature on our hospital bed mattresses. Hospital mattresses are designed to resist liquid ingress and to restrict the growth of microbes that cause bad odors and health hazards. As an added layer of protection, you may also want to consider a waterproof cover made of soft stretch vinyl to completely block liquids and odors. Hospital bed mattresses are designed to support more weight Standard bed mattresses are likely to be uncomfortable for bariatric patients, and they are not designed for long-term use or heavier weight capacities. Hospital bed mattresses are more robust and durable. They can support heavier patients in greater comfort and are designed for extended use. Our standard hospital bed mattresses can support patients up to 500 lb and are available in larger-than-standard sizes for patients with specific bariatric requirements. For patients heavier than 500 lb, we provide bariatric hospital bed mattresses that can support up to 750 lb by special order. How To Choose the Right Hospital Bed Mattress Hospital mattresses are available in a wide variety of types engineered to support the requirements of patients who spend long periods in bed and who have specific medical conditions. Innerspring mattresses use steel springs to support the weight of the patient. The firmness of the bed depends on the thickness of the springs. Spring mattresses have a support layer on top of the springs for comfort and to provide separation from the core spring layer. Innerspring mattresses are inexpensive, but they are less suitable for patients who cannot change position easily or those with bariatric conditions. These patients are prone to bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. Innerspring mattresses do little to prevent the formation of pressure ulcers or to help pressure ulcers to heal. Memory foam mattresses are made of viscoelastic foam. "Visco" means that the foam deforms in response to pressure and body heat. "Elastic" means that the foam regains its initial shape once the pressure and heat are removed. Memory foam mattresses conform to the shape and position of the patient, distributing pressure and support more efficiently and comfortably than innerspring mattresses. Multi-layer or laminate foam mattresses such as the Soft Touch Memory Foam Mattress use layers of foam with different densities to provide variable support. The core layer provides maximum support while other layers give suitable support for joints and extremities, reducing pressure on areas that are prone to pressure ulcers. Laminate mattresses also include higher density foam towards the outer edges for border protection, which can reduce the risk of patients slipping out of bed or becoming entangled in hospital bed rails. Pressure relief mattresses - which are also called air-flow mattresses, low air loss mattresses, or alternating pressure mattresses - include air cells that can be inflated or deflated to control the amount of pressure that each zone of the mattress provides. Pressure relief mattresses give the greatest control over the pressure that each part of the body experiences. Inflated cells provide firm support, while deflated cells reduce pressure. These mattresses are ideal for patients who spend long periods in bed or who have difficulty managing their position. Bedsores can quickly form when constant pressure is exerted on the skin for long periods. Bedsores can be extremely painful and may lead to complications, including sepsis and decubitus. Pressure relief mattresses allow patients and caretakers to adjust pressure over time or to relieve pressure in specific areas, preventing the formation of bedsores and promoting healing in patients with existing sores. Pressure relief mattresses are available in non-powered and powered versions. For example, the unpowered PressureGuard CFT: Non-Powered Dynamic Treatment mattress automatically adjusts the pressure in its air cells for optimal pressure management across the surface. Powered pressure relief mattresses such as the PressureGuard APM2 Mattress can be controlled electronically, allowing the mattress to gradually alternate pressure over time. Lateral rotation uses variable pressure in the cells to gently reposition the patient to treat or prevent pressure ulcers. Which Mattress Is Best for Extended Use and Bedsores? As you can see from our descriptions of the various types of hospital mattresses, pressure-relief mattresses are the best solution for patients at risk of bedsores. That includes patients with bariatric conditions and patients who face challenges in changing position and who spend long periods in bed. Pressure-relief mattresses are the most expensive option. Foam mattresses are less expensive, and innerspring mattresses the least expensive. Innerspring mattresses are often used on hospital beds, but they are only suitable for patients who do not spend long periods in bed. Innerspring mattresses are also the least durable and will need to be replaced more frequently than foam or pressure-relief mattresses. Laminated foam mattresses help to reduce the risk of bedsore formation, they typically have the longest useful life of all mattress types, and they are suitable for patients who spend extended periods in bed. However, pressure relief mattresses are by far the most effective at preventing and treating bedsores and skin shearing. They are recommended for patients who spend more than 12 hours of their day in bed, particularly elderly patients, patients with limited mobility, and other patients who cannot adjust their position. For patients who already have significant bedsores on their torso, pelvis, or buttocks, a pressure relief mattress is essential. Learn More About Our Mattresses The right mattress is important for the maximum comfort. Find the mattress that best first your needs from our selection.
Why Liberty's Hugh Freeze Coached From a Hospital Bed
Liberty football kicked off their college football season Saturday by hosting a ranked Syracuse team, and while Liberty coach Hugh Freeze was confined to a hospital bed as he recovered from serious health issues, he didn't miss the Flames' season opener.Freeze - who took the Liberty job last December, two months before the NCAA vacated 33 of his wins at Ole Miss - underwent surgery on August 16th to address a severe staph infection that was life-threatening, according to Syracuse.com.As of a few days ago, Freeze wasn't sure if he'd be well enough to attend the game, and his movement was limited. The Associated Press reported that Liberty had set up Freeze to oversee practices from a hotel room, and the coach communicated with players via walkie-talkies.Even back surgery can't keep @CoachHughFreeze from coaching his @LibertyFootball team. But now he's doing it from a nearby hotel room! pic.twitter.com/urdVjeAwAK- Game On LU (@GameOnLU) August 22, 2019On game day, Freeze delivered a pregame speech and monitored the game from a bed in the coaches' box.Coaching from a hospital bed, @CoachHughFreeze gets @LibertyFootball fired up to take on @CuseFootball. TougherTogether pic.twitter.com/f5IPQmESpZ- Game On LU (@GameOnLU) August 31, 2019Here's Hugh Freeze coaching from his hospital bed pic.twitter.com/SSURR2KErM- Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2019Here's a look at Hugh Freeze's seat in the coaches' booth.Freeze will essentially videoconference with his team pregame and at halftime and do so during postgame press conference. The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road. pic.twitter.com/YA1HAXiQ43- Nate Mink (@MinkNate) August 31, 2019
Speed of Includegraphics Seemingly Dependent on How Many Packages Are Loaded!
This was quite a puzzle.This answer will be long, to match the long time it took me to get to the bottom of this, but the sections are titled and numbered so you can skip over the ones you don't care about. You can even skip to the one-sentence summary at the end. :-)This will describe how I arrived at the answer. If you don't care, and only want the answer, you can skip to the next section.I took the file at the top of the question, saved it into a file jfbu1.tex, also created foo.pdf by copying it as cp $(kpsewhich example-image-a.pdf) foo.pdf, then ran pdftex jfbu1.tex, and sure enough, saw output like:where the numbers are increasing.As what was being measured involved includegraphicsfoo.pdf, I tried to unpack the definition of includegraphics to see if it could be further simplified. (I also tried other things, like replacing D with 10000 occurrences of the expansion of A directly, but that didn't make a difference.) Well, showincludegraphics shows that its definition is leavevmode @ifstar Gin@cliptrue Gin@i Gin@clipfalse Gin@i , so let's replace includegraphics in our file with that, see if the phenomenon is still observed, and then try removing parts of it. (E.g. the first case of the @ifstar conditional is probably irrelevant, as we don't have a * in this example, so we won't take that path.)I did this a little, mostly relying on show, and cursing the complexity of LaTeX (just writing out the full definition of includegraphics in terms of TeX primitives would be immense). (Small tip: next time use the LaTeX source code rather than show; it's a bit easier to read.)Anyway, after a few steps of this (a few steps deep into the definition of includegraphics), I observed that we could replace the original file'swith (using just an early part of the definition of includegraphics):and the phenomenon of time increasing as we load more packages was still observed (though it ran faster). In fact, proceeding a bit, this was sufficient: apparently, simply testing whether a file exists takes longer as we load more packages!A few more steps, and we can get down to TeX primitives (no loading of graphicx necessary): which simply opens and closes the file (apparently this is part of how IfFileExists works internally).After making a few more changes  for example, we don't need the trick to convert pdfelapsedtime into seconds(?) as we care more about the fact that it's increasing than about its actual value, and the phenomenon is consistently observed even with much fewer repetitions instead of 10000 (say 81, replacing 10 with 3)  we arrive at the following slightly simpler file jfbu2.tex, where the phenomenon is still observed:and this still prints output like (not always the same numbers, but the pattern of increase is consistent):(About the useless thepdfelapsedtime before the D, which simply inserts "0" into the typeset output, I'll say more below.)And the mystery remains: the A above seems like it should just do a constant number of operations, why does it take longer as more packages are loaded?Now that we're down to TeX primitives, there's nothing further to unpack at the macro (the TeX programming) level, and we need to look into the TeX program itself.We can step through the TeX program with a debugger like gdb.To do this it would usually be easier to work with the LuaTeX source code, as that's (sort of) written directly in C, rather than the source code of TeX/pdfTeX/XeTeX, as they undergo several rounds of mangling from the .web source to the C code before being compiled. (So the C code that is finally compiled is more readable in the case of LuaTeX.) But it turns out (after appropriate definitions of pdfelapsedtime) that this phenomenon we're interested in does not happen in LuaTeX, so we're stuck with pdfTeX. (It does happen in TeX / XeTeX, where without the convenience of pdfelapsedtime we can just observe visually that it takes longer.)To use gdb, the program needs to be compiled with -g, and also binaries shouldn't be stripped. Fortunately I'd done this before: the trick is, when building from TeX Live sources (see here and here), instead ofto useand update $PATH to use the new binaries appropriately. (Or, if using make install strip, should replace with make install.)One can start gdb with a command like gdb pdftex (make sure PATH is right, or else specify the full path to our specially compiled pdftex binary). Then, one can set breakpoints, before running the program (as if we'd run pdftex jfbu2.tex on the commandline) with run jfbu2.tex.Which breakpoints to set? We'd like to stop when some particular function is called, which doesn't get called too often. My choice was the function called by pdfelapsedtime (though in hindsight I guess using the one for pdfresettimer would have been better) which with some looking at the source code and/or gdb, happens to be (or call) getmicrointerval. (This is the reason for the extra thepdfelapsedtime in the file above, because I want to break there.)So we can start gdb, set break getmicrointerval, and run the program, and it will stop after reaching the place where the function is called. Then we can type continue to continue until the next breakpoint (or end of program), or type next to invoke the next statement of the program (stepping over function calls, i.e. not descending into them) or step to do the same while stepping into function calls. As you keep hitting Enter, it will show you each function that's called, and each line of source that's executed.After doing this a little, it's clear that it will take a long time to do this manually.Long story short: put the following in /.gdbinit:This is like typing "step" and hitting Enter a few million times manually until the program finishes, and everything that gdb outputs will be written to file gdb.txt.With this, the whole thing ran for a few hours, and produced a gdb.txt that was over 700 MB in size, from over 20 million lines.The start of the file looks something like this:(The first Breakpoint 1 at 0x84bad: file pdftex0.c, line 3471 is printed when we set the breakpoint; we had continue after the first time gdb paused at the breakpoint so there's no output until the next.) The part shown in the output above is common to each time pdfelapsedtime is called (we haven't even got to the D part yet).Of course we can't process this 20-million several-hundred-megabyte file by reading through it manually. In fact, grep --line-number Breakpoint gdb.txt can be used to see the number of program steps executed between successive occurrences of pdfelapsedtime (calls to getmicrointerval):This shows thatwhere we can see the increase in the numbers in bold above. (Missed the first D because of the continue.)The main idea is that although the file is 20 million lines long, the set of different lines executed is much smaller, and what we want to compare is which lines were executed more frequently between each successive pairs of breakpoints.We can keep counters of which lines were executed how many times between successive occurrences of Breakpoint 1, getmicrointerval in the file. Used the following Python script:This is the first few lines of output for 2 (the second occurrence of D). The first column is the number of times executed, then what's printed by gdb (usually the line number and source line).Compare with that for 4 (the third occurrence of D, after tikz is loaded):and for 6 (the last one, after xlop is loaded):We can just do this visually, by say opening each in a separate tab and switching between them. For example, the (most frequent) while ( s > 255 ) loop or test is performed 2502900 times after tikz.tex is loaded, compared to 975726 times before. Everything after (less frequent than) zsearchstring is run the same number of times (among statements executed at least 500 times say), and everything above that is from inside the zsearchstring function, or from the zstreqstr function just above (called from zsearchstring). So the culprit is entirely this zsearchstring function in pdftex0.c.If we understand what this zsearchstring is and why it's called, it concludes the debugging process.If you skipped the previous section: so far we've found that all the additional work between different calls of D happens in the function zsearchstring in pdftex0.c, which seems to be invoked more times (and executes a lot more operations) as more packages are loaded. Why?We can see the entire definition of zsearchstring in pdftex0.c or for that matter in tex0.c (which are both inside Build/source/Work/texk/web2c/ in the texlive directory):But at first glance it does not appear to be used anywhere else in the file. That's because in pdftexcoerce.h (or texcoerce.h) you'll find a declaration and a macro defined as it:and you can indeed find searchstring used a few times in pdftex0.c or tex0.c.This C code is somewhat harder to read than necessary though. In fact, the list of files where searchstring is found includes tex.p, which is presumably the result of tangling tex.web. Yet if you look in the TeX source code (with texdoc tex say), you will not find this function, as it's not part of the code that Knuth wrote. It's instead part of the system-dependent changes  changes made in web2c to produce a working TeX program. Instead you need to look at the complete (pdf)TeX source, with the change files too. Something like the following (assuming that texlive is the texlive directory):to produce a pdftex.tex file, followed by pdftex pdftex.tex (after optionally changing the input webmac to input pdfwebmac). (One could also look in the .ch file directly, but WEB code is ugly and is best not looked at directly.)Now we can look in the resulting PDF for search_string.Here's the definition of search_string; compare with our earlier zsearchstring C code above (generated from this):This finally explains what search_string is and why it exists. (We'll say more below.) Looking at places where it's used makes things even more clear. It's used in three procedures: end_name, start_input, and slow_make_string. Let's look at the first two:Compare with the corresponding sections in the TeX program: 517 and 537, which don't use search_string after calling make_name_string. It's worth looking at the definition (at least the documentation / context) of that too:We saw above that these functions are called when scanning a filename in an input, openin or openout operation. This of course includes the includegraphicsfoo.pdf example in the question, and the openin in the reduced example.Note that sometimes scanning does not require creating a string: we can see this by changing the test case to:where the phenomenon is not observed. (Well I haven't run it through gdb, but the numbers do not increase.)Also see why working with filenames required system-dependent changes in the first place  at the time TeX was developed, file names were very inconsistent across operating systems; in fact in the place where TeX was developed (SAIL), file names consisted of a base, extension and an area that included the user's initials and project (or something like that).Some background, for understanding the context of the code we saw above. At the time Knuth was originally (re)writing TeX (19801982), the programming language Pascal (at least the version available to him and at many places where TeX was going to be used) did not have good support for strings. So TeX basically takes care of allocating all strings manually: there's a giant array of characters called str_pool, initialized at the start of the program, and whenever TeX needs to store a new string, it stores the characters of the new string (as it's being built up, e.g. scanned from the input file) at successive indices into this array. For example, the kth string starts at str_poolstr_startk and goes up to str_poolstr_startk1-1. Or you can read this in the program:Note that the string pool is just an array, and is not optimized for finding strings in it: the TeX program as originally written saves references to whatever strings are needed (e.g. it will save k, and thereby know where to find the kth string). It never needs to look through all strings in the array for a particular string, any more than it's reasonable to search through all bytes of a computer's memory looking for a particular value.But when the system-dependent changes for web2c were made (a long time ago), a function slow_make_string was introduced which before saving a string, searches the entire string pool(!) to see whether it's already present under some other name (number). If so, the same string (number) is reused. This explains the very frequent (executed millions of times) loop ofthat we saw in gdb: it's searching through all string numbers s, starting at the largest (most recent) value.It appears that this may have made sense when memory constraints were tighter than time constraints (you can always wait longer), especially as it would also mean the string pool was small so there was a smaller limit on how much time would be spent searching through the entirety of it. At current memory sizes (and memory access times, which have over the last many decades consistently become more expensive relative to (arithmetic) CPU instructions) it may be worth reconsidering...(TeX as originally written does not do this. From some of the documentation it's worded as though TeX simply creates this new string, stores no reference to it, and moves ahead, which sounds like a typical memory leak bug  possibly worthy of one of those reward cheques from DEK? :P  but from looking at some of the code it seems rather that TeX unconditionally flushes the string, so it's rather the case that the changed (web2c) TeX wants to preserve a reference for some reason, so it needs this workaround... it's not clear to me which is the case.)Apart from TeX Live, I took a look at MiKTeX, and it has nearly identical code for these sections. (Just renamed from 54/web2c-string to 54/MiKTeX-string.) I have not been able to look at other less common (not based on web2c) TeX distributions, like KerTeX or TeX-gpc, nor of course of closed-source (commercial) distributions like BaKoMa TeX or Texpad.At the end of a TeX run, if tracingstats1, the program prints statistics to the log file (Here is how much of TeX's memory you used). These are the results by moving the bye to different places in the above file (after adding tracingstats1):At the top of the file (just after tracingstats1):After A, B, C, D have been first defined:(Doesn't change because single-letter names are not stored separately.)After those and also filename has been defined:(Makes sense: filename is one string, and 8 characters long.)Just before the first D:(The two strings of 19 bytes total are not the primitives pdfresettimer and pdfelapsedtime (those would be already stored), but rather something created by thepdfelapsedtime. Not sure of the details.)Just after the first D, or just after the first message:After input xintexpr is loaded (and any place before input tikz):After input tikz:(Note the large increase compared to earlier.)After input xlop (or end of file):These relative increases in the size of the string pool roughly match the relative increases in the time for executing D.In the common implementations of TeX, commands in which TeX scans for a file name (as in the case of includegraphics) involve searching through the entire string pool, and this gets slower as more packages are loaded because the packages define control sequences (macros) whose names are stored in the string poolHere is test file for (Plain) pdftex. To test it, you need some graphics file foo.pdf in working repertory. Mine is a copy of the file found via kpsewhich example-image-a.pdf. Call the following testspeedgraphics.tex and execute pdftex testspeedgraphics on command line.input graphicx.texdefBnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandA% noexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandA%edefCBBBBBBBBBB% 100 AdefAnoexpandC%edefDC% 100 C, each one expanding to 100 AdefAsetbox0hboxfoodeffooincludegraphicsfoo.pdfpdfresettimerD % 10000 usage of includegraphicsedefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput xintexpr.stypdfresettimerD % 10000 usage of includegraphicsedefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput tikz.texpdfresettimerD % 10000 usage of includegraphicsedefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput xlop.texpdfresettimerD % 10000 usage of includegraphicsedefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^JbyeThis file will do 4 times 10000 includegraphicsfoo.pdf in box0. We load more and more packages. On a 2.8GHz computer I get this typically in the console output:**** 1.12306pt****(loading of xintexpr)**** 1.19366pt****(loading of tikz)**** 1.36714pt****(loading of xlop)**** 1.40392pt****Hence there is increase of timings, and one feels the bigger the package the more the impact.Now comment out all loading of extra packages in test file above and repeat experiment. I get typically**** 1.13177pt******** 1.12141pt******** 1.14122pt******** 1.12416pt****i.e. there no timings drift...Now another test file, where we still include graphicx.tex but do no usage of includegraphics, rather we expand a dummy macro foo. This being much faster we do 1000000 repetitions.input graphicx.texdefBnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandA% noexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandAnoexpandA%edefCBBBBBBBBBB% 100 AdefAnoexpandC%edefDC% 100 C, each one expanding to 100 AdefAnoexpandD%edefEC% 100 D, each one expanding to 100 CdefAsetbox0hboxfoodeffoofoopdfresettimerE % 1000000 "foo"edefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput xintexpr.stypdfresettimerE % 1000000 "foo"edefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput tikz.texpdfresettimerE % 1000000 "foo"edefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^Jinput xlop.texpdfresettimerE % 1000000 "foo"edefzzzthedimexprpdfelapsedtime spmessage^^J^^J**** zzz ****^^J^^JbyeThis test file does all the input's of extra packages. Typically I get from pdftex testspeedfoo.tex:**** 0.48016pt****(xintexpr)**** 0.49115pt****(tikz)**** 0.48283pt****(xlop)**** 0.47798pt****i.e. no impact at all.Now, why is there impact with includegraphics. Is it simply because its expansion is much more complex, and if yes what is explanation? or is it something specific related to includegraphics dealings and then again what is explanation?Perhaps something having to do with hash-table? the more macros are defined the less efficient TeX is in expanding macros? (then the thing would be not includegraphics specific, I stopped my testing there, leaving the experts to express their intuitions first).Originally, this question arose in the context of a Joseph answer using xfp and includegraphics. I wanted to test if using draft option of includegraphics had an impact and then realized that loading or not xfp changed the timings. Then I realized it had nothing xfp specific, but any big package would do.I also tested with this variant of foo:defAsetbox0hboxfoodeffoofooadeffooafoobdeffoobfoocdeffoocfooddeffoodfooedeffooefoofdeffooffoogdeffoogfoohdeffoohfooideffooifoojdeffoojfookdeffookfooldeffoolfoomdeffoomfoondeffoonfooodeffooofoopdeffoopfooqdeffooqfoordeffoorfoosdeffoosfootdeffootfooudeffooufoovdeffoovfoowdeffoowfooxdeffooxfooydeffooyfoozdeffoozfooAdeffooAfooBdeffooBfooCdeffooCfooDdeffooDfooEdeffooEfooFdeffooFfooGdeffooGfooHdeffooHfooIdeffooIfooJdeffooJfooKdeffooKfooLdeffooLfooMdeffooMfooNdeffooNfooOdeffooOfooPdeffooPfooQdeffooQfooRdeffooRfooSdeffooSfooTdeffooTfooUdeffooUfooVdeffooVfooWdeffooWfooXdeffooXfooYdeffooYfooZdeffooZfooaadeffooaafoobbdeffoobbfooccdeffooccfoodddeffooddfooeedeffooeefooffdeffoofffooggdeffooggfoohhdeffoohhfooiideffooiifoojjdeffoojjfookkdeffookkfoolldeffoollfoommdeffoommfoonndeffoonnfoooodeffoooofooppdeffooppfooqqdeffooqqfoorrdeffoorrfoossdeffoossfoottdeffoottfoouudeffoouufoovvdeffoovvfoowwdeffoowwfooxxdeffooxxfooyydeffooyyfoozzdeffoozzfooAAdeffooAAfooBBdeffooBBfooCCdeffooCCfooDDdeffooDDfooEEdeffooEEfooFFdeffooFFfooGGdeffooGGfooHHdeffooHHfooIIdeffooIIfooJJdeffooJJfooKKdeffooKKfooLLdeffooLLfooMMdeffooMMfooNNdeffooNNfooOOdeffooOOfooPPdeffooPPfooQQdeffooQQfooRRdeffooRRfooSSdeffooSSfooTTdeffooTTfooUUdeffooUUfooVVdeffooVVfooWWdeffooWWfooXXdeffooXXfooYYdeffooYYfooZZdeffooZZfooto try to emulate the case with expansions of many distinct macros. But this does not show any drifting when loading packages, i.e. I don't reproduce with that the includegraphics situation: all four executions of 1000000's A take each about 2.9s--3s on my 2.8GHz computer.
How Much Does a Hamster Cage Cost?
Getting hamster for your child involves finding the right hamster cage and the feeding and bedding accessories that go with it. Before you bring the hamster, check out the costs of ownership.Hamster  CageThe most important thing that you will need is the hamster cage. This will be where your hamster will live. There are lots of different types of cages. These can be purchased for anywhere between $10 for a small plastic cage up to $100 for a larger cage made of metal or wood.BeddingBedding material is important as it will make your hamster cage comfortable for the hamster. This will cost between $2 and $10 depending on whether you choose basic bedding, or whether you prefer the scented varieties. Prepare to replace bedding weekly as part of your cleaning regimen.Dish and FoodA dish to put food in is a very good idea, it's best to buy a ceramic bowl so that hamsters can not chew and eat it. This should only cost up to a maximum of $10.Food is also necessary and you can buy lots of different mixes of hamster food at your local pet shop. These should not cost any more than a few dollars for a small bag to try out.BottleAll animals need to drink and hamsters are no exception. Expect to pay up to $5 for a water bottle. A bowl of water could be used instead however bottles are much cleaner and less likely to make a mess.Can guinea pigs eat hamster food?Ignore that person above! I feed my guinea pigs hamster food because I have like 7 hamster lol :) they are perfectly fine and I've won loads of pet shows XD they've been alive for years too :PI lost the tablespoon i use to measure my hamster food?Hi Yes, that's ok. It would be just like you hamster chewing his/her cage or plastic igloo, or any other toy or item that's plastic. It is 100% safe if your hamster has chewed the measuring tablespoon. If I were you I would clean the cage to find it. If it's not in the cage do not worry, just look around the cage, in the floor, under the bed, just any place like that. I would also ask your mom where she put it because it might not be in the cage at all. Hope I have helped you!Is it possible to make homemade hamster food? If so do you have any recipes?I have one! Ingredients: Diffrent types of seeds(unsalted) honey put some of the seeds in a bowl. put honey and form balls. let the honey dry for it hardens. put one ball at a time in!is it okay to feed pet mice hamster food?Hamster food is different. Maybe post on craigslist if someone is willing to tradeWhat foods (other than hamster food) can i give to my hamsters?A hamsters diet mainly consists of a dried mix that can be bought in pet stores. This will contain all the vitamins and minerals a hamster needs. Make sure the mix you buy does not contain too many seeds or nuts because too many of these can make your hamster fat. One thing to note when feeding dwarf hamsters is not to feed too many sugary foods as this could lead to diabetes. You should provide two teaspoons of the dry mix each day. Any food that your hamster does not eat should be thrown away. Along with the normal hamster mix you can also feed your hamster fresh fruit and vegetables once or twice a week. Be careful you do not feed too many of these as it may cause the hamster to get diarrhoea. The following is a list of some foods you can feed your hamster: Banana Sweetcorn Cucumber Apple Cheese Turnip Raisins Peas Carrot Celery Bread Grapes Melon Chicken Never feed your hamster these foods: Chocolate Raw Kidney Beans Garlic Onions Raw Potato Sweets Hope this helps.Hamster Food, Treats & Diet: What Types, How Much & OftenFeeding your hamster is going to be relatively easy considering all the food options that are available to you. With that said though, not every type of hamster food is good for them. Some of your options include carefully formulated ingredients that will provide your hamster a well-balanced diet while others do not provide any nutritional value and are loaded with nothing but sugars or fats. The hamster food you should look for includes 12-24% protein and 3-6% fat. For Pregnant or baby hamsters, you should get hamster food that contains 18-40% protein and 7-9% fat. The reason pregnant mothers and babies need more protein is that they need all the protein to grow. It's during the first month of a baby hamster's life that does most of it's growing; additional protein will help. In addition to the protein and fats, they need a diet high in carbohydrates. Since they burn so much energy when they are active, hamster food with some needed carbs will give them the energy to do their nightly exercise on the hamster wheel or through their tubes and tunnels. Round out the diet with greens in the forms of lettuces, grasses, fruits, and vegetables. What is in Hamster Food With all the options available and all the guidelines you need to follow, you are probably wondering what exact type of hamster food to get. The problem is, there is no one right answer. We can give you a recommendation on what we think makes a well-balanced hamster diet but by no means is this always going to be right for your situation. In addition to pregnant and baby hamsters, you might need to alter your diet formula for any obese, old, or diabetic hamsters. Obese hamsters should be limited in their fat intake, old hamsters can be fed what the babies eat and diabetic hamsters should have low sugar diets. In regards to prepackaged hamster chow, these should make up more than 50% of the overall diet. There are two main types to choose from; seed mixes and lab blocks of pellets. Variety is the spice of life so it's okay to use both in your hamster's diet. A bag of mixed seeds is a great choice if you want a large variety of options for your hamster to eat. Depending on the brand, theses mixes include not only seeds but also and other types of grasses/grains (oats, wheat) dried fruits and vegetables. If your hamsters ate a bit of all these ingredients, it would probably have a relatively balanced diet. However, just as you see in humans, hamsters will pick and choose what they want to eat. Often they will go for the more fatty foods like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds while not eating the other parts of the mix. Thus, they do not get a well-balanced diet. You can pick out the fatty seeds like sunflower and pumpkin seeds and only give them out every so often. You might consider removing some of the corn or alfalfa since some hamster owners say they can cause cancer or liver damage but there is little research to back this up from what we can find. Additionally, dehydrated fruits can get stuck in their mouths or cause a cheek impaction. Finally, avoid mixes that have a lot of molasses in them since they are full of sugar. Lab blocks were originally created as feed in laboratories for research animals. You can now buy these at pet stores but the best ones still come from manufactures that still sell to laboratories. A lab block usually contains a mixture of seed and grains and vitamins and minerals. These are a preferred type of hamster food if you want to make sure your little guys or girls are getting all the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy. If you could only get one type of dry food, these would be them. You might think they would taste bad but your hamsters will most likely love them, especially the Syrian breeds. In addition to getting a well-balanced diet, these pellets and blocks will help wear down your hamster's teeth and keep them from becoming overgrown. Lastly, Block and pellets are easier to save while cleaning your hamster cage then the smaller seed mixes. Hamsters in nature rarely drink water but instead get their water from the things they eat (This does NOT mean you do not need a water bottle though). Fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables not only provide your hamsters with the water they need, but they also provide extra vitamins and minerals they need. With that said, you need to be careful how much greens you add into the hamster food; too many greens and they can get a case of diarrhea. A rough guide calls for only feeding it about one square inch (2.54cm) of greens per day. There are greens, fruits, and vegetables that are great for hamsters and there are also ones that should be avoided. The following are some of the greens that are acceptable and some of the greens to avoid (If you collect these from outdoors, make sure there are no pesticides or toxic chemicals that could be on them. Always thoroughly wash them before placing them in your hamster's cage.) • Corn (may or may not cause cancer) • Alfalfa (may or may not cause cancer) In their natural habitat hamsters are mainly herbivores but on occasion, if the opportunity arises, they will snatch up small insects or grubs. This means you will need to provide your pet with some food that contains protein. Many of the prepackaged mixes will have some protein so you wo not have to provide that much more. All you need is a small fingers worth every so often. Try to keep its protein intake down around 12-15% unless otherwise for reasons stated in this article (pregnant and baby hamsters). The following is a list of acceptable forms of protein that can be fed to them (It's best to get any of the live insects/bugs on this list from the pet store so no diseases get spread). Hamsters need access to a fresh source of water 24/7. The best way to do this is by providing them with a water bottle or two throughout their habitat. You need more than one if you have several hamsters or an expansive cage system. In the wild you could observe a hamster licking different rocks or minerals that contain salt. They need salt to help retain water and stay healthy. You can provide your hamster with a salt lick or a mineral salts. These come in various forms and are sometimes added to their accessories as a form of play. If you provide your little guy with a well-balanced diet you probably wo not need to get supplements to add extra vitamins and minerals into their food or water. However, if you want to play it safe and make sure they are getting all the nutrition they need, you can get vitamin and mineral supplements; it more than likely wo not do them any harm as long as you follow the directions. Occasionally a pet owner wants to spoil their hamsters by giving them some treats. For the most part, if you feed it a well-balanced diet it wo not need to be fed any treats. However, every so often it's okay to give your hamster something that is not the best for it in terms of nutritional value. If anything, if it does not provide any nutritional value, a tasty treat might improve their happiness which is a roundabout way can improve the little guy or girl's well being. There are a lot of options on the market these days and some are less unhealthy than others. Most of them come in flashy packaging and contain a lot of sugar. Here is a list of some of the treats that are available: Avoid any treat that contains a high amount of sugar. This means no cakes, cookies, or chocolates. If you only spoil your hamster every so often and do not fall for their tricks that they just have to have a treat, then you are being a good pet hamster owner and providing them with the proper care they need.
Why Didn't Noah Have Any Grandchildren in the Ark?
Come on, having one of every animal is one thing, but now having grandchildren on the Ark? That would just be too hard to believe.the more disturbing question is eventually he would have had them. Exactly who is having sex to produce said child? Kind of like, how did Adam and Eve become grandparents?.1. Mothers: what would you do if some other child hit your child?Why do not you bring this up to the apartment complex manager? If parents are not out there watching their children then their children should not be out there either! I would have been tempted to swat the kids butt, but of course I would not have. I would take it to the manager.2. Easter baskets... How do you fill them?I feel the same way you do. I make it a point to not over do it. My family never over did it, but I remember my cousin's family thought it was normal to spend $300 per child for Easter. They would spend almost a $1000 in total on Easter 'gifts'. Gift certificates, you name it. I always thought it was crazy. I got some great ideas from a question I asked the other day. What I plan on doing for my kids Easter 'Buckets' is: Getting a couple plastic pales that have the shovels, rakes and what not in them (cost $1.50 each at Toys'R'Us right now). In them I am going to put a coloring book ($0.50 each) crayon pack ($0.50 each). Going to add one of their favorite fruit juices, couple Kinder Surprise eggs (got a package of 12 for $2) and a chocolate bunny ($1 each). Then on the side I have picked them up a movie (Go! Diego Go! Dinosaur Adventures for $5). My mom always got a 'family movie' as a gift to the family. It was usually a Disney movie of some sort. She did it because it kept us busy while she was cooking our big Easter Dinner.3. Is this art or child pornography?Defiantly Child Porn. Most art containing children are not nude4. How is child support calculated if the father is not in contact with the child?it is based on income of both parents. Child support amounts can always be changed based on income or other factors related to bring up the child.. It does not matter if you see your child or not you are still responsible to help support the child5. Is this normal? Is your child like this? ?Oh, that will change, just wait!6. parents: if your child was atheist?This is not about atheism vs. christianity - it's about respect and family. It's the holidays and whether you believe in God, Jesus or whatever you can still gather with your family and visit. Obviously exchanging gifts does not seem to offend you (funny how that works) so what is the worst that can happen? You just stand there and bow your head while everyone else is praying - I doubt they will be watching to make sure EVERYONE is praying along with them. Go and have fun visiting with your family and politely decline to exchange gifts with them - you do not want to go against your principles afterall7. Is this child abuse? And I so I it legally considered child abuse in Ohio?I am not from Ohio, and I have never lived there. BUT I would consider it to be child abuse. Be brave and consult a higher authority about it. It will be hard and scary, but your parents are the ones who are suppose to protect you. Not harm you. Would you rather live in pain and fear from your own parents, or potentially live in a safe and relaxed home?8. Is this considered child abuse?No this is not child abuse, if this was happening on a daily basis then yes. Sometimes parents flip out I know my mom has beat my *** like that when I did some bad stuff, but obviously she loves me because she feeds me and gives me shelter. Same with your parents, they may flip out for bullshit reasons sometimes but they still love ya.
Cheap but Fabulous Wedding Decoration Ideas
Wedding decorations are essential when planning a wedding. The chosen decors have the potential to make or break the atmosphere of the party, thus careful selection must be taken into serious consideration. It need not be expensive, actually. Price is not a determining factor in making your wedding decorations beautiful and elegant. Buy Cheap Wedding DecorationsFor a soon-to-be bride, planning a wedding usually goes way beyond choosing the most fitting bridal gown and accessories. More often than not, it involves almost every minute details of the occasion, from the wedding favors to the food at the reception. Because of the costs of all other aspects of the event, the prospect of saving some extra bucks on cheap wedding decorations is definitely welcome.In this times where the economy is not at its best, couples should pursue practical ways in making their wedding dreams come true. There are cheap wedding decorations out there that can give fabulous look to the wedding venue and reception. Whats the use of expensive wedding decors, when the decorator is not apt for the job? All you need is your sense of creativity. By being creative you can make each of the cheap wedding decoration shine in glamour and beauty. Affordable wedding decorationsBasically, wedding decorations are made up of flowers, ribbons and candles. Of all items, flowers are the most dominant. Now, to obtain dozens of flowers at the lowest price possible go to flower farms. Flower farms are indeed the cheapest place where you can buy them wholesale. As for the task of doing flower arrangements, you do not have to hire a florist when you can decorate it yourself. This way you can have a great deal of cutting the cost. Why not seek the helping hands of your family and friends to come with an amazing masterpiece? You can come up with different ideas from them. Also, this can be a good bonding time for you and your loved ones to enjoy with.The candles and the ribbon are like supporting artists that add more drama to your wedding decoration. Cheap candles are widely available. They jive perfectly with the flowers and with ribbons to accentuate them; you will certainly have an elegant wedding decoration. Sydney wedding decorationsTry to look around discount stores as well. Youll be surprised at the number of cute items youll find there. You can use these items to add more color to your decorations but dont overdo it. It should complement to your wedding colors and theme. Its safe to keep it simple but elegant.Again, make use of your imagination. The sky is the limit here! Be creative in coming up with a cheap but fabulous wedding decoration. However, this entails time. As with all subjects, you need to plan ahead. With a plan in hand, you can accomplish the task of designing the entire wedding decoration and the search for the cheapest materials. If everything is well-coordinated and well-planned you can rest assured that your cheap wedding decoration will turn out fabulous on your wedding day.Visit here Wedding Decoration Items for Sale·RELATED QUESTIONApartment, non-perm, cheap decor ideas?I have lived in some tiny temporary places with mis-matched furniture. The thing that I have done that has always had an absolutely HUGE impact in making everything come together and look alive and cozy is to incorporate as many plants as possible! The bigger, the better! You would not believe what a difference this makes. Try it! You wont believe your eyes!!
Children
ChildrenImage quality checkingReliability of measurements increases if indicators of pelvic alignment are taken into account: Obturator foramen diameter ratio (of Tnnis): A quotient of pelvic rotation by dividing the horizontal diameter of the obturator foramen of the right side and that of the left. In neutral rotation the ratio is 1 but is considered to be acceptable when it is between 0.56 and 1.8. Symphysis os-ischium angle (of Tnnis): This evaluates the pelvic position in the sagittal plane. Lines are drawn from the highest point of the ischium to the most prominent point of the symphysis, joining at the inside of the pelvis. The range of normal values is from 90 to 135 and is related to the infant's age.MeasurementsThe most useful lines and angles that can be drawn in the pediatric pelvis assessing hip dysplasia are as follows: Normal hip. Hip dysplasia. (A) Hilgenreiner line, connects the inferior tips of the iliac bones, at the triradiate cartilage. This line is used to measure the acetabular angle and as a reference for Perkin line. (B) Perkin line is perpendicular to Hilgenreiner line, touching the lateral margin of the acetabular roof. This leads to four quadrants and a normal femoral head has to be located in the inferomedial quadrant. We can measure the lateral displacement of the femoral head with regard to the Perkin line by dividing the width of the head that crosses the Perkin line by the diameter of the head. The value for patients under 3 years must be 0 and in older children this ranges from 0 to 22%. (C) Shenton line is a continuous arc drawn from the inner edge of the femoral neck to the superior margin of the obturator foramen. In children over about 3 to 4 years of age, this line should be smooth and undisrupted, otherwise it may indicate a fracture or hip dysplasia. However, in infants this line can be unreliable as it depends on the rotation of the hip when the image is taken. (D) The acetabular index measures the acetabular roof slope. It is the most useful measure of acetabular dysplasia until 6 years of age. It is formed between Hilgenreiner line and the acetabular roof. In newborns, values of in males and in females are considered normal. It normally decreases with age: Acetabular index by age in males. Acetabular index by age in females. (E) The medial articular joint space is measured between the medial border of the femoral head or neck (when epiphysis is not ossified) and the acetabular platform. Normal values range between 5 and 12 mm. Differences greater than 1.5 mm between the two sides are considered abnormal.Reimer's migration index (MI), also called the femoral extrusion index, is calculated if hip dysplasia is detected. It can be used to indicate hip dislocation. It is the horizontal distance (parallel to the Hilgenreiner Line) between the Perkin line and the lateral border of the ossification center of the femoral head, divided by the horizontal width of the ossification center. The migration index is normally less than 33% by most sources, but 25% and 30% has also been suggested.— — — — — —What would you think if?I had the same thing, only I had no children from my first marriage. My second, my husband's first. I wore white, I do not think anyone really cares anymore. Hell, let's face it, there are not that many virginal brides ANYWAYS right. It's your wedding, your choice. I see wearing white as a fresh start. .you can think of it that way too.— — — — — —Wife and childrenOn 29 April 1858, Ainslie married Eliza Anne Sawer, daughter of Thomas Sawer of Ickham, Kent, and they had ten children, William Langstaff, Lylie Sophia, Francis Sawer, Mary Isobel, Montague, Rose, Beatrice, George Robert, Thomas Oswald, and Charles Bernard Ainslie (1879-1937), the last of whom became the father of the Liberal politician Jack Ainslie. Ainslie's widow outlived him by six years, dying on 27 December 1899.— — — — — —Do you think there is a problem with Illegal Aliens in the LGBT community?I do agree that people should be able to choose a place to live that is safe and offers more oppotunities for them. Unfortunately, we as U.S. citizens do not fully understand what hell people have to go through just to come to America. My husband of 6yrs. came here illegally simply because when he tried to it the right way the Embassy denied him simply because he was single, educated, and had no children. Therefore, they believed if they granted him a visa he would have no reason to come back to Nigeria. His living conditions in Africa were horrible and he had no reason to stay. I am grateful that he found a way to better his situation, even if it was not "Legal." Everyone has the right to choose to be happy. Why do we give the government so much authority over that? Why should the government get to decide who should and should not be happy? By the way, since my husband has been in the US, he's held a legal job for over 6yrs., pays taxes, and has been a terrific father to 3 beautiful children he helped create....not many American men can even do that!!!!
Does Anyone Have the Recipe for the Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake? It Was WONDERFUL!?
Does anyone have the recipe for the Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake? It was WONDERFUL!?I just bought one frozen from Olive Garden for $40. It weighs over 6 lbs!— — — — — —A recipe for Olive Garden Tuscan Bread Pudding.?carmiescucina.blogspot.com/.../tuscan-bread-pudding-with-amaretto.htm— — — — — —Getting dressed up to go to the Olive Garden..?In my opinion, Olive Garden is not totally fancy, but it sure is fun to dress up to go eat out with friends. Especially if they go occasionally, they must enjoy it— — — — — —What's the most you've ever eaten in a day?Olive Garden for lunch and some more food— — — — — —Does anyone have a recipe for Olive Garden's marinara sauce?recipetrove.com— — — — — —How do I make the same salad as olive garden?All it is is iceberg lettuce with red cabbage, tomato, cucumber and black olives. If you are referring to the dressing, that's just olive oil vinaigrette-look up recipes on the web or there are some good bottled varieties out there— — — — — —What is the recipe for Olive Garden's Tuscan Breeze cocktail?vodka, banana liquor, Pineapple juice— — — — — —Poll: Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden?Olive Garden all the way!— — — — — —how much money should i bring to olive garden?$70 to $170. Depends on what you order? Nice family place— — — — — —Zuppa Tuscany like Olive Garden, for slow cooker?Olive Gardens Zuppa Tuscana 1 1/2 cups spicy sausage 2 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices 3/4 cup onions, diced 6 slices bacon 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 cups kale leaves, cut in half, then sliced 2 tablespoons chicken base 1 quart water 1/3 cup heavy cream If sausage is in links, take out of wrapper (or slice). Cook ground sausage, until done. Cook bacon and onion over medium heat, when bacon is crisp, take it out of the pan and leave the onion. Add garlic to the onion, and cook 1 minute. Add chicken base, water, and potatoes; simmer 15 minutes. Crumble bacon. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale and cream. Simmer 4 minutes, then serve.— — — — — —what are some vegetarian options at olive garden?Salad and pasta with just veggies. Yummy!!— — — — — —When you eat at Olive Garden, what do you order?We go for lunch and both order unlimited soup and salad. Water w/lemon to drink.— — — — — —I am looking for a good red wine! help me!?Lambrusco it's fairly cheap I had it at Olive Garden— — — — — —Good places to eat at in fort Walton destin Florida?I would go for Olive Garden Ft Walton Beach chain, foods and drinks are just great. I am pretty sure you will loved it— — — — — —Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Bowl...........?This is why I always only order my chicken & shrimp carbonara entree. =] It's total deliciousness!! Plus their garden fresh salad/little of companion's minestrone soup and sometimes appetizers before actually eating my amazing entree I get full VERY easily and I could finish my entree! I do not know what it is about Olive Garden that let's this miracle happen!! ^_^— — — — — —If I rolled into town and took you out to dinner, where would we eat? What's the main dish?Olive Garden, and I would eat Chicken Alfredo. What would you eat?— — — — — —Is Olive Garden A Good Place For A Date?I think so! I personally love Olive Garden, and a date there would be great! I think that it's a safe place to go because if your date has food restrictions or is a picky eater, chances are they will find something at Olive Garden that they can enjoy. Plus, most people love Italian food. I think it's a perfect place for a date— — — — — —Has anyone ever worked at The Olive Garden?all places are different so the amount of tables will depend on what you can handle you will make less than minimum wage due to you work on tips and they will give you a shirt— — — — — —Planning a vacation to New York very soon, what are the must sees?Please do not eat anywhere that has a theme (i.e. Mars 2012 JekyllHyde, Forrest Gump) and do not eat anywhere that has a franchise in other towns (like Olive Garden, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill, TGIF). Absolutely no offense to those restaurants, which even I go to as to experience what the rest of the country is subjected to -- but YOU WILL BE IN NY. There is a different international cuisine on every corner. Do not be afraid. Read restaurant reviews and calm down. Watch the cooking shows on PBS and cable. Clean ethnic food will not make you sick, nor will you be served anything dangerous or weird, like cat, or garden snails. If New Yorkers eat there every day and you read nothing going wrong, then it's safe. I would be more worried about mice droppings in the french fries at the ChuckECheese than eating delicious fresh cold (cooked) shrimp rolls at some Thai restaurant. You must go to a Broadway Show or two, either buying in advance or going to the TKTS booth and flipping a coin. You will not go wrong; it takes millions to launch a play so none of them, no matter how obscure, could be too bad. Read up on what is going on Off-Broadway, too. Check out concerts in small venues according to your musical tastes: jazz, classical, up-and-coming rock bands. Chances are you will be surrounded by "natives", which is what you want. Are you bored with Times Square, the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center and Statue of Liberty (all must-sees)? Overwhelmed by the magnificent art in all the museums (Met, MoMA, Frick, Guggenheim, etc)? Done with some of the other great museums (Police, Tenement, Natural History, NY Historical Society, Ellis Island, Photography, Moving Image, Television and Radio, Cloisters, Native American-- I could go on-and-on). Walked through the Village starting at Union Square (rest-up in the park before starting), down Broadway to Bleecker Street then west till you can not go any further? Done SOHO from Prince and Spring Streets east of Broadway, west to West Broadway? Walked the Upper East Side -- Fifth, Madison and Park Avenues from, say, 60th street to 90th-- and seen how the really rich live? Enjoyed the laid-back Upper West Side and understand why neither neighborhood resident would live in the other's? Shopped at J&R Music-Computer-Electronics World near Ground Zero? Then you are ready for the other boroughs. I do not just mean going the awesome Bronx Zoo and Bronx Botanical Garden, or simply walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and sitting on the Brooklyn Promenade looking at the NYC skyline; there are other places. Brownstone Brooklyn: from DUMBO under the bridges to Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill to Prospect Heights, Prospect Park, Botanic Garden (there is an indoor exhibit, depending on when you go), Brooklyn Museum, Park Slope (especially 7th Avenue from 14th Street to Flatbush Ave). You could walk this in a day but you will be exhausted by the time you hit Park Slope. I recommend taking buses from Brooklyn Heights over to Ft Greene and walk the rest, up Vanderbilt to the Park. Walking shoes time. Then there's Coney Island, albeit only Nathans will be open. Caribbean neighborhood along Flatbush Avenue (take the 41 bus or train to Parkside), where you can get genuine roti, oxtails, tropical fruit and shop for bargains. Brooklyn's Chinatown on 8th Avenue, where souvenirs are cheaper (but probably just as fragile as Manhattan C-town) and the restaurants treat you less anonymously. Bay Ridge still has some Italian/Greek flavor, but catch it before it goes the way of the heavy Scandanavian influence that used to be there decades ago (5th avenue and 86th street; 3rd avenue between 65th and 101st streets). This is a residential neighborhood and can feel territorial, so know where you are going. Brighton Beach's Russian strip? On to Queens: Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights has the best freshest Indian food. It's truly a melting pot around there. Back to Manhattan: Columbia University campus, up Broadway, east to Harlem across 125 Street. Do not be afraid. Do as you would do in the rest of the city: act like you know where you going by memorizing your map and do not meet eyes of crazy people looking for confrontations. More good food, bargains and souvenirs. Koreatown karaoke bars (Manhattan 32nd street) Continue your research on other websites (try timeout.com, zagat.com, the Village Voice paper) and you will have a great ol' time.
How Can You Make Your Washer Run with the Lid Open?
I have a Kenmore top loader, but not the same model as yours. Mine has a switch which is depressed as the lid nears being closed. It is located at the back behind the lid when the lid is open. As the lid closes, a bump in the metal acts like a cam to depress the switch, which is actually a bump of plastic which you can not see until the lid is near to being closed. You ARE aware that this is safety issue, right? That by defeating the interlock, you put yourself at risk for injury? If you do this and later become injured, you will not be able to sue the manufacturer. That said, when the machine is running, slowly raise the lid and see what happens when it stops. I will bet that you either hear or feel the switch click as it stops at some point. I have seen some models which use the backside of the lid hinge, so the interlock is completely enclosed by the sheet metal. Now I just have to ask what is probably a stupid question, why do you NEED to defeat the interlock anyway?.1. plastic vapor barrier on basement ceiling - is it optional?If the basement is finished and has no moisture issues, the vapor barrier is not needed. If it has moisture issues, the vapor barrier is probably a problem2. How do I clean the mold out of the bell of my bass clarinet?That's probably not mold - it's corrosion and oxidation on the raw metal. Warm (not hot), soapy (blue Dawn works well) water and a clean toilet brush will take most of it out but it will come back unless you have the bell replated. Mostly it happens in that spot because that's where condensate (spit) collects and someone did not do a good job of swabbing over the years. To disinfect the instrument bore, drag through a lightly damp swab that's been dipped in Listerine and let it air dry. There's a commercial product called Sterisol at your music store but it does not really work any better than Listerine. Do not use Scope and other sweet mouthwashes - sugar feeds those molds. Chlorine (as is in Clorox) is an oxidizer and will make the oxidation problem worse. It will also premanently discolor any wood or plastic you get it on and the smell will take forever to go away. And keep all liquids off the pads - especially detergent liquids. Do not use Brasso and other abrasive polishes on that plated bell (or neck) or you will strip the plating completely. You can use an abrasive only on the bare metal at the tenons. Unless your keys are solid silver (such as a Selmer or Leblanc Paris pro model) then a decent plate polish will work fine on the metal of the neck, bell, and keys. Just keep it off the pads and out of the screws and mechanism. For mold: the very best moldicide is sunlight. Mold hates sunlight and dryness. Leaving the instrument and case open in a safe spot that is not too hot for a couple hours is a great way to kill molds. (too hot and you damage the instrument) The next best method is an ozone generator. Companies that do flood and fire restorations as well as many motels have these and may be willing to leave your instrument and case in a room being treated next time they have one. It only needs an hour - long exposure to an ozone generator is very bad for plastics. Finally, scrubbing with Lysol. It will discolor most plastics, woods, and fabrics though and is labor intensive. It should be saved for 'the final solution' on the most stubborn such as black mold. Even then, it's often best and cheaper to just toss the case and buy a new one.3. I just bought a new car and whenever i come to a stop, i hear plastic noise vibrating. How can i fix this?First, look for the source of the rattling while sitting inside the car, it could be something laying around or in the glove box. Second, if it's new, talk to the dealership you bought it from. Third, if none of that works I would go ahead and buy this product.
What Kind of Phone Should I Get?
What kind of phone should I get?Lol, Well its your decision in the end, But I will give some sort of input. I had the Samsung Exclaim and I went through 2 of them. They freeze often and after a while of sliding open and closing the band breaks that slides it. And it also starts texting letters and numbers by itself. Now the Incognito I just got 2 days ago. And Wouldnt be anymore happier. Its a great phone. The keypad is nice and big. The outer touchscreen is great for dialing numbers and you can hide it and use it as a mirror. The camera takes really nice pictures. You have about the same quality if not more then the Exclaim. Its a 2.0 Megapixel to be exact. The battery life is good. I love that it has a lock button on the battery door so It just dont slide off anytime which my Exclaim did at times. And the front touchscreen has a lock so no cheek dialing or accidental usage of it doesnt occur lol. So I say the Incognito but like I said its your decision in the end— — — — — —What is the best way to ensure maximum battery life over the long term for a Macbook Air?I own a MacBook Air 13" and the battery life just was not good enough for me. I got only a few hours per charge and that is if I was lucky. My eventual solution was to get an external laptop battery from Novuscell Batteries. So far, no regrets because I am now getting an extra 12 hours of battery runtime per charge on my Air— — — — — —Is the sony laptop is for long-lasting life ?The battery life on the Sony S series laptop SUCKS. I noticed it within the first week of using it. It does not hold a charge very well. It also is quickly drained even if you have it on "stamina" setting. If you dare put it on the "speed" setting, kiss it goodbye after an hour. I leave my Sony laptop plugged in 24/7 or I at least keep my charger close by because it will die. The extended battery is not much better. I do not get how they can say it lasts 3-5 hours when I've noticed it adds but 1hr tops. Maybe I got a dud, but I do not believe the chances are high that I got TWO duds.— — — — — —I need advice on the best type of computer for my needs?Just so you know, the faster the processor, the shorter the battery life. Same goes for GPU. So basically, the faster and more powerful the laptop, then the shorter the battery life will be. Just something to keep in mind when selecting.— — — — — —Samsung Epic 4G Battery Life?The battery life on any smart phone depends a huge amount on what you are doing. My phone (samsung vibrant, very similar to the epic) will go 2-3 days on one charge if I use if for the occasional call / email. Running the GPS navigation app will drain a full battery in under 4 hours. GPS uses a lot of power. Wifi uses a lot of power. The screen uses a lot of power. The more those 3 are in use the less time the battery will last. Normal calls do not take too much power since the screen turns off for most of the time. email and internet use both use the screen all the time and possibly wifi and so will use the battery up faster. Texting uses the screen but not wifi and so will use a little less power. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to whether the battery life is good enough for you or not. It depends too much on how you use the phone and what you consider to be an acceptable battery life.— — — — — —Thinking about buying my girlfriend a Nintendo 3DS?runs on AAAbatteries? Whoever told you that either has a 3rd-party battery I've never heard of or is full of **** :P I have a 3DS (got mine a week after launch). It has its own custom rechargeable battery (charger included of course). It DOES have memory. In fact the system has a slot on the left side for an SD card AND comes with a 2gig one! While the system does not come with a legitimate game on it's own, there are many bundles that you can get now for probably no extra charge (mainly for Super Mario 3D Land and LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3D) That answers your concerns, but here's other things you should know: It comes with Augmented Reality (AR) cards. 5 of them are Nintendo characters (mario, samus, young link, pikmin/olimar, and kirby) and 1 is a yellow ? box that actually has quite a few games on there! If you are not sure what Augmented Reality is, think of it as combining real life (i.e. how you see real life through the camera) and content generated by the console. For example, playing tetris on your 3DS while aiming it at your floor. On the 3DS screen you see the blocks piling up on your floor. Suddenly the dog walks in the room and you see him in your game too. It also has a face-picture-shooting-AR hard-to-explain game xD It also has streetpass games called Find Mii! and something about puzzles (i forgot that one's name) So yes, it has some play value on its own, but your best bet is to buy it as a bundle with one of the 2 games listed above or Mario Kart 7 Hope this helps! Oh yeah, and the only con I can think of is that the battery life is only about 4 hours on the system but there are 3rd-party batteries for $10 or $20 that effectively DOUBLE that. I leave my brightness all the way up but powersaving mode ON and have no problems with it at all (but I haveone of those 3rd party batteries)
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