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    #tablet connectivity problem

    It probably doesn't support the frequencies used for 3G/CDMA in your country. The networks in Can/US use different freqs than those in the rest of the world.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012
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    I'm in Australia.

    I've checked a list of carriers here with CDMA coverage. My current provider isn't on it but I'm using a pre-paid plan anyway so I'll just try one of the others.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
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    #makeup

    k, so, I have limited experience with makeup (but I can finally draw a cateye with liquid liner, huzzah!). Anyway, my foundation is running low, so I need to get some more soon. I've had this foundation for like...5 years. Shows how often I wear the stuff. Anyway, it's a mineral powder foundation (which is why I can get away with using it five years after purchase >__>), and the company I bought it from is no longer in business. I'm looking to go into a Sephora soon and try some stuff out there, and I was thinking I might try a liquid foundation to see if I like that. I'm afraid the coverage might be heavier than I'm used to with the powder, but hoping that if it is heavier, that I can nix concealer altogether except for those days when I have some really garishly red blemishes (I have moderate acne so I pretty much never have clear skin. If i'm not currently broken out, I'm still dealing with hyper-pigmentation from the last breakout. Boo.) So, since I'm used to using a powder foundation, I always put on my liquid concealer first, and then do foundation. I know the "which comes first" deal varies from person to person, but I'm curious to know peoples' preferences. If both my concealer & foundation are liquid, what are the differences, if any, of putting one on first over the other? I only ask cos I'm so used to doing concealer first, then foundation, but I've heard SO many people saying that foundation first is better. Thoughts?

    Also, I'm considering getting one of those tinted moisturizers. Any comments on those? How is coverage with those? Or should I just go with regular foundation if I'm looking to cover up hyper-pigmentation from breakouts?

    Oh, also, if I go with liquid, do I need a setting powder for it? I figure these are things i can ask when I go to Sephora, I'm just looking for some answers that aren't motivated by sales.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
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    #makeup

    Okay, so I don't really use concealer, but when I do I tend to do it after applying liquid foundation so I can figure out if it's even worth applying.

    For the longest time I used only liquid foundation and I found it just too heavy and, in the summer months, would kind of melt off. As an alternative which works better is to get both liquid AND powder foundation, start with a very light application of liquid and then put the powder over it. I find it feels lighter on my skin and just turns out so much better. Plus when I go out, I just take the powdered with me for light touchups and it works great.

    I'm by no means a makeup expert either, but since foundation is part of my daily thing I ended up seeking out some tips and learned that one from a makeup artist.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2012 edited
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    Never mind -sorted, I think.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    #girlymakeupstuff

    I rarely use foundation and tend to go for very sheer products because I have more freckles than... something very freckly and there's no point in me trying to cover them. My point is that you can find quite sheer liquid foundation on the market without much trouble - i know because it's all I use. Also, you can mix it with moisturiser if you find it too thick or the coverage too heavy in the same way that you would water down paint. If you're prone to breakouts you need to be looking at quite lightweight products that aren't going to overload your skin too much - make sure you ask for oil free and get something with a nice light texture.

    I do concealer (first) around my t-zone and then foundation across my forehead/cheeks/neck - I don't use them in the same places. This is mostly because I'm using concealer to neutralise darker/pinker/crappier bits of skin but foundation to cover everything else and even out my skin tone. They're doing slightly different jobs. I sometimes use powder in the summer but it isn't really necessary to set the foundation in my experience.

    I've tried tinted moisturisers, including quite expensive ones, and they've always been a bit crap on both fronts. There might be something out there, but I personally think you'd be better getting separate products. You'll be better able to match your skin tone, and skin type.

    Oh and if possible, try and speak to a sales person whose make up you think looks good. I nearly always end up getting recommended a foundation that is a shade too dark for me by someone who is as orange as a tangerine. They are wrong and you must not listen.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    #makeup

    Interesting, I had always used foundation over my concealer as a way to help the concealer blend in with my skin because anytime I wear makeup I get really self-conscious that it's obvious I'm wearing it, heh. I've never tried using them in different areas, but maybe I'll try that out since I tend to use concealer on my cheeks to cover up the hyper-pigmentation there, and then the rest of my face just needs the tone evened out.

    The idea of watering down a foundation with moisturizer doesn't sound bad, I might just go that route instead of getting a tinted moisturizer.

    @Oldhat - yeah if I find the liquid foundation to be too heavy, I might just end up getting a different powder mineral foundation. The mineral powders are super lightweight and I can't feel them at all. I also find that since I use liquid concealer, it helps to set it after I've put that on.
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    #Scardey Cat -- My wife and I received a cat yesterday. It's terrified of our house. Now, it could be that it's still new, but I figure I should ask on here right away in case it might develop into a habit. She's 5 or 6 years old, has lived in mother-in-laws trailer, and sister-in-laws top floor apartment. Now it's in a house with stairs and it doesn't seem to like hearing noises from up there and will fun and hide when it does. Our house is old and creaks a lot. Thankfully upstairs is only the 2 bedrooms and the bathroom, but every time we come down the stairs the cat bolts into the dining room, hides under the table, and stares out the door at the base of the stairs. It doesn't seem to be from just upstairs... any creaks and groans that the house gives sets her to scurrying.
    On the bright side, she seems fine with the two of us. We tend to think she just has to adjust to the new surroundings. What to you fine folks think?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2012
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    # Scardey Cat

    It's not really a solution, but one of you should walk around upstairs while the other records the cat's behavior to put it on You-tube.

    In terms of actual solutions, perhaps one of you could again walk around upstairs and the other should take the cat upstairs to show it that there's nothing to fear. Treats or yummies of some kind should be involved.
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    #makeup
    Since there is a discussion on foundation and concealer already going, are there any brands that are particularly good for people with oily/sensitive skin (basically, acne). I've usually gone the route of just not even bothering with foundation unless it's for a special occasion (or I'm feeling really self conscious) because most foundations just make the acne worse, and for the most part I've got my skin under control. But I'm always interested to hear what brands are particularly good.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2012
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    #makeup
    I'm not a big user of foundation or concealers - I found that using really good cleansers/moisturizers + exfoliating regularly + drinking ALL THE WATER keep my skin fairly blemish free. I have a super old bottle of Lancome Photogenic illuminating liquid with spf 15 that I've used in conjunction with a beige-transparent powder for the past 5 years or more to hide my panda eyes and generally even out my skin for when I know I'm being photographed or televised. I think the "illuminating" bit means that it has a mild lightening/tone even-ing effect (ie: skin bleach) as I've noticed that when I used it regularly on acne scars I had when I was a youngin' they eventually disappeared.
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    #dealingwithtrauma - I'm a bit late with this response, but TETRIS.

    #makeup - What I do: use a primer first. Then a green base for the ruddy blemished areas. Then concealer to blend it in to your skin tone. Then lightly smooth on foundation, or just use a powder if you want to save your skin a bit. I watch makeup tutorials by pixywoo on youtube sometimes, and even though I rarely wear makeup, I love them.

    Edited to add: I found one of their tutorials JUST ON BLEMISH COVER UP! Whee!

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    JohnJones -- It's weird... she's not scared in that way. Her only reaction is to kind of wander into the dining room (assuming she wasn't there already) and curl up into a comfortable little ball under the table.
    She seems to be getting more relaxed in the house, but still doesn't like it when people go upstairs.
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    Two questions:

    #insectsong

    Where can I order a collection of katydids, cicadas, and field crickets? I've found crickets online, but they are feeder crickets and do not make a lot of noise. I want to try and create summer sounds.

    #fonts

    Which fonts (or what is the proper term for fonts which) have the spacing AND THE LETTERS all the same size? I am trying to design a logo with my name, and it's terribly distracting to have FOX with the O being off-centered.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2012
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    #insectsong

    I've found that the Freesound Archive is a pretty nice source for field recordings and such. I think I've come across another one that actually focuses on insect sounds, I'll see if I can find it again.

    #fonts

    Fixed width, maybe?
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    #Fonts -- Purely eyeballing it here, but it looks like "Dotum" might suit your needs.
    That being said... does it need to be set as a text file? Otherwise, you may want to find a font you like, put the letters into a image editor and stretch / shrink them as needed.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2012
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    #fonts

    Otherwise, you may want to find a font you like, put the letters into a image editor and stretch / shrink them as needed.


    That sound you just heard was an army of graphic designers and typographers having an fit. (In other words, this is rather tricky to pull off so that it actually looks good.)
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    #fonts

    HA HA HAHa ha ha ha. Yeah, I'd tried tweaking the kerning on a few almost-equally sized lettered fonts, but it just doesn't work. Putting an O between an F and an X is actually quite tricky for it to look right, due to the angles of the letters making optical illusions with the space.

    #insectsong -

    Oh, that site is lovely, and I'll be able to sleep quite well with those samples on repeat while snuggled in my AC at night. But I WOULD still like to find real insects to set free in my back yard, as I'm hoping to claim it as a hang out space.
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    @Taphead -- My grandfather was a font designer. I remember watching him creating the font, transferring it onto the computer and then stretching, angling, and altering the letters so that they flowed properly. It can be done, some fonts are easier than others. It really depends on what you want it to look like.

    @Rachael -- What style of font do you want it to look like?
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    #fonts

    @warped savant - geometric and symmetrical. So the O of FOX is perfectly centered in the word, and doesn't look crowded on either side. That's it. Seems a simple request for a (free) font, but egad, it's rather difficult to find, unless it looks like an army stencil. I am not skilled enough nor willing to dissect a font to my liking letter my letter.