Kid Dabb

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About Kid Dabb

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    Calling Barranca. Calling Barranca.
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    Florida
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    The Old Testament - Writing/Playing/Recording music - TCM & the Golden Age of film - Food - Photography - Chess - People
  1. I've been getting this message when attempting to post an image with a file type .png Clicking Submit, the image doesn't post and the message appears above the editor. Clicking Submit a second time, the image does post and everything appears normal. .jpg file types are not a problem.
  2. From around the galaxy

    Word of the Day : Because of the medicine’s soporific properties, the doctor told me to only take it at bedtime.
  3. why are email reminders not working?

    After you sign-in click your name at the top of your screen > My Settings > Notification Options
  4. From around the galaxy

    Black to move..
  5. Choosing Media Types in posting editor

    The name "Media Library" just seems to represent much more than is offered here. Perhaps the builders had a larger scope in mind when they constructed this site but economics prevented its application. I imagine it as a place for videos, photos, and audio files. I'm not actually looking for my previous posts. Many of my early YouTube posts were made using the BBCCode/Media feature here, so I was wondering why they weren't listed in my Media Library.
  6. What is your avatar?

    Thomas Mitchell as "Kid" Dabb in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  7. Cats

    I was just outside on the front porch eating a banana when my cat slithered up with that "where's mine?" look - you know it. I was pinching off a piece and stopped myself as I wondered if it would be safe - I had no idea, so I withdrew. I looked it up on the internet (everything on the internet is true) and found this chart. Bananas are not mentioned, but there are a few things which could be fatal. Chart HERE
  8. From around the galaxy

    Word of the Day : It is the equivalent of the thirteenth roll in a ‘baker's dozen.’ It is something thrown in, gratis, for good measure. The custom originated in the Spanish quarter of the city. When a child or a servant buys something in a shop—or even the mayor or the governor, for aught I know—he finishes the operation by saying— ‘Give me something for lagniappe.’ The shopman always responds; gives the child a bit of licorice-root, gives the servant a cheap cigar or a spool of thread, gives the governor—I don't know what he gives the governor; support, likely.
  9. Are attachments the only Media Type allowed within this feature? I can find no other options. I have, in the past, posted YouTube URLs via the Special BBCode/Media feature, but none of those appear in my Media Library. This is confusing.
  10. Isn't there a rule preventing the usage of "George Raft" and "Morocco" in the same sentence?
  11. why are email reminders not working?

    I set an email reminder from the schedule page.. not the overview page. I just received that reminder and, because that's working, I should receive a follow-up email reminder 24 hrs before the film runs. We'll see. As far as I know, setting email reminders from the overview page is still out-of-order.
  12. Wells Fargo scam

    There must be a Starbucks next to it.
  13. Cats

    I like that! Should I ever become a billionaire, I will do the same. I would also try to buy up all the cable ad spots for a week or month - maybe longer.
  14. From around the galaxy

    Parsec A parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure large distances to objects outside our Solar System. One parsec is the distance at which one astronomical unit subtends an angle of one arcsecond. A parsec is equal to about 3.26 light-years (31 trillion kilometres or 19 trillion miles) in length. The nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is about 1.3 parsecs (4.25 light-years) from the Sun. Most of the stars visible to the unaided eye in the nighttime sky are within 500 parsecs of the Sun. The parsec unit was likely first suggested in 1913 by the British astronomer Herbert Hall Turner. Named from an abbreviation of the parallax of one arcsecond, it was defined so as to make calculations of astronomical distances quick and easy for astronomers from only their raw observational data. Partly for this reason, it is still the unit preferred in astronomy and astrophysics, though the light year remains prominent in popular science texts and everyday usage. Although parsecs are used for the shorter distances within the Milky Way, multiples of parsecs are required for the larger scales in the universe, including kiloparsecs (kpc) for the more distant objects within and around the Milky Way, megaparsecs (Mpc) for all but the closest galaxies, and gigaparsecs (Gpc) for many quasars and the most distant galaxies. In August 2015, the IAU passed Resolution B2, which as part of the definition of a standardized absolute and apparent bolometric magnitude scale, included an explicit definition of the parsec as exactly 648000 / Pi astronomical units, or approximately 3.08567758149137×1016 metres (based on the IAU 2012 exact SI definition of the astronomical unit). This corresponds to the small-angle definition of the parsec found in many contemporary astronomical references. ______________________________________ I hope this clarifies things.
  15. Wells Fargo scam

    Did you have to give up the dishwasher, or the trash compactor?

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