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# Nate B

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• ### Seller wants cash in hand before I drive to the mechanic?

Buying what seems to be a good used car based on the VIN check, however I want to take the car to the mechanic to check it out. Problem is, the seller wants cash before he'll let me drive the car there. I understand that he has liability but I don't want to come back and find out that he's disappeared on me with my money in exchange for a bad car. Ideas?

• ### Normal distribution question!?

There are 36 lamps in a greenhouse, each with a mean life of 50 hours and a standard deviation of 4 hours. Only one of these lamps is on at a time and when one dies the next one takes over.

What is the distribution?

What is the probability that the system of lamps will last at least 1300 hours?

Here's my ideas, tell me if I'm right. Since I can pretty much treat this system as one lamp, I multiplied the standard dev and mean time by 36 (the total number of lamps). I got my distribution ~N(1800, 144). I used R to calculate the 2nd question and used pnorm((1300-1800)/144) to get 99%.

• ### A newspaper edited my "Letter to the Editor", is this illegal?

I sent in a letter to the editor to a local newspaper and found out that someone over there must have edited it because it's not what I sent in to them. Can they do this??? They are essentially shoving words into my mouth!

6 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
• ### How much less battery life will I get when I switch processors?

I currently have an i5-2410m in my laptop with a 35W TDP and am upgrading to a i7-2630qm with a 45W TDP. How much will this affect the battery life of my computer?

1 AnswerLaptops & Notebooks8 years ago
• ### Upgrading from an i5-2410m, worth it?

I'm really considering upgrading my processor just to improve the performance of my computer. I'm thinking I would go for either an i7-2620m (high end dual) or i7-2630qm (low-end quad). I'm considering the 2620m since it has a lower TDP (35W vs 45W) than the 2630qm and I want to preserve battery life as much as possible.

Would I even notice a difference when I upgrade?

1 AnswerLaptops & Notebooks8 years ago
• ### APA in-text citations for an entire paragraph?

I have paragraphs in a paper where all of the info is taken from one source. Is there a way so I don't have to in-text cite every single time I end a sentence??

• ### Just applied for a restaurant job yesterday?

With a paper application. I handed it to the a manager I see often when I go there to eat lunch and she said she would call me soon. Now my mom wants to go to the restaurant for lunch to find out the lady's name in case I had to call her. I feel that's too aggressive of an approach. What about you guys?

• ### Am I doing anything wrong?

I've been friends with this girl for a while now and she's been dating her boyfriend for a good amount of time for a relationship in high school (we're all seniors). Ever since the beginning of this relationship, though, he's been giving her a lot of stress and I've had to be there for her fairly often.

What concerns me, though, is that whenever her boyfriend is around, she virtually avoids making any physical or eye contact with me when we say goodbye. I've had to comfort her throughout our relationship and we've grown close enough that we always hug and sometimes kiss goodbye. I understand that she may have this notion that her boyfriend may find himself jealous, but hiding this intimacy from him seems dishonest, even if it is non-romantic. Is she cheating by not telling him this? Am I doing something wrong?

• ### Need help with finding a laptop for college!!?

I'm stuck between the Acer Aspire Timelinex 5830tg-6402 and the new HP Envy 14 (both at base specs)

Envy- better graphics, backlit keyboard, good trackpad, metal chassis, slot-loading drive, faster hard drive, less battery life

Asipre- more USB ports, longer battery life, numeric keypad, larger hard drive, annoyingly placed trackpad

3 AnswersLaptops & Notebooks9 years ago
• ### How much allowance do I have with the limit imposed by the Common Application Essay?

The direction the application gives me is to write a 250-500 word essay on one of x topics. My essay comes around 530 words- am I okay with it as is or should I really make an effort to trim down?

My English teacher always said you could go +/- 10% above/below the suggestion, but is this still the case with a specified word count range?

• ### Does anyone want to trade a Tornadus for a Thundurus so we can both get a Landorus?

Let me know if you're interested. The way I think we'd do it is trade them for another pokemon holding something like an experience share or something invaluable like it.

1 AnswerVideo & Online Games9 years ago
• ### Which of these cities is the best?

Cleveland, OH

Milwaukee, WI

St. Louis, MO

Bloomington, IL

Which is the best in terms of transportation, night life, cleanliness, dangerousness, beauty, style, friendliness, food, parks, and overall things to do?

6 AnswersOther - United States9 years ago
• ### How can I keep a rose out of water for a day?

I'm going to give a rose to my girlfriend tomorrow but we won't be at either of our houses so we can't put it in water for a huge portion of the day. What should I do so this rose doesn't die?

4 AnswersGarden & Landscape10 years ago
• ### How can I keep a rose out of water for a day?

I'm going to give a rose to my girlfriend tomorrow but we won't be at either of our houses so we can't put it in water for a huge portion of the day. What should I do so this rose doesn't die?

• ### Trying to find a purple photo album, need help!!?

I'm trying to find a purple photo album for pictures but so far I'm having no luck. Does anyone know a site I can design one or where I can buy one?

• ### Simplify this logarithm?

1/3log1000 - 1/2(log8 + log7 + 7log3)

• ### Hair dye is fading, what should I do next time I dye?

I used NRAGE purple plum hair on my hair twice and it's fading after a few showers. I haven't used developer, and my hair color is a very dirty blonde. I don't think I want to go as far as bleaching because that'll kill my hair, but what should I do?

Different shampoo? Developer? Different dye? Which ones will help the color stay in and look the best?