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Super General Advice (the thread for advice without making a thread)

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by NevermorePoe, May 8, 2017.

  1. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    It looks like they do still make Tinker Toys! Oversized Legos are also a good option, and/or both combined if you just want to get a small set of either and see what he ends up playing with more.
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  2. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    I'm going to ask about kinetic sand. I could go really cheap this year and give middle nephew a box of Lego that I bought for myself and never opened, and youngest nephew some boxes of kinetic sand that I also bought for myself on clearance and never opened.

    I still have a shrinkwrapped video game that my husband could make a show of giving me. (Last year we had to buy our own stocking stuffers, I had some action figures that were still in their packages so I brought those.)
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  3. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    Like other people have said, Lego makes products for younger children. I believe Lego Duplo is recommended for children young enough that there’s a choking hazard. The nice thing about Lego is that they are very serious about the engineering of their bricks. Every Lego set is designed to work with every other Lego set, and they’re made to last. So if he likes the Duplo bricks, he can use them with regular sized Lego sets when he gets older.


    Eta: Whoop, didn’t see the latest post before replying. Well, if anyone needs to know about Lego, now they do? (My bff is Danish. I’m practically obligated to tell people about Lego.)
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  4. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    Yep, I've been aware of the compatibility for quite some time. I think he has basic Legos and the castoffs from his brothers. I think I'm going to go with Kinetic sand.
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  5. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    I understand if you're not interested in the Lego thing, but you mentioned STEM stuff, and Lego does a LOT of STEM things, so it might be worth looking into!

    Kinetic sand is definitely a good back up though :)
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  6. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    hey guys with YTS movies (and kickass to for a long time rest in peace) gone and piratebay being fucky , anyone have site recommends for pirating shows and movies?
  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm Riso and I'm a cool fool

    found like some knock off YTS site?? so i'll try that but if anyone uses something else with no supreme dangers feel free to suggest anyway (and knock off YTS is still just for movies)
  8. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    I'll get him Lego next year. I also just remembered just how much building kits those kids have just from last year. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  9. Athol Magarac

    Athol Magarac I prefer reading posts without a lot of topics.

    Okay, this is a bit technical... I have two smartphones. I want to screen-record Netflix and record my voice commenting on it, and then patch the soundfile in. Is there an easy way to do that? I suppose that I could do sound-only.
  10. KingdomByTheSea

    KingdomByTheSea Well-Known Member

    I don't torrent so I can't vouch for quality specifically, but reddit.com/r/piracy has a wiki of sites that's very useful (I use it for streaming)
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  11. Does anyone have an rss feed reader that they like/would recommend that works on macs?
    I just discovered my current one stopped being updated like years ago after some of the feeds went kinda wonky (oops).
  12. Chiomi

    Chiomi superhero

    I like the Google Chrome extension "Feeder"
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  13. sidneyia

    sidneyia from TV

    Is there a way to block a specific anon on tumblr? I seem to remember my friend telling me that there was, but it was a while ago, and everything I've been able to find mentions using StatCounter and this particular person isn't showing up on StatCounter for some reason.
  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Is there not a block button on their asks? Because I've definitely blocked anons with no particular fuss before.
  15. sidneyia

    sidneyia from TV

    I'll have to look the next time they send me one, lol. I've been nuking the asks on sight because they're really heinous.
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  16. Thanks! I'll go try it out
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I have ideas for some stories I intend to get published; should I refrain from posting bios/pictures/etc about the characters online beforehand? I know that used to be the protocol, but if they already have a following, would that make it easier to get published?
  18. Chiomi

    Chiomi superhero

    Yeah, if they or you have a following it's way easier to get published.
  19. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    What does following do? Upon my joining, idiomie and I (naturally) followed each other; I expected that it would give me notifications of new posts made but that's very clearly not a thing so I can't really tell what it actually means?
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  20. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I hear ao3 has a function that allows you to give someone permission to take over/take guardianship of your fics if you are somehow incapacitated, but I can't find it.
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