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deboratibi

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  1. Hey guys! So, I've been having a "Resolving host..." issue with Chrome, meaning that pages are slow to load if they load at all. I keep seeing "Resolving host..." and "Waiting for neopets.com..." (same with other urls) on the status bar. Then a while later, I'll get a "Unable to connect to the internet" error, even though I am connected. Once I get this error, the only way to "fix" it is by restarting my computer. Resetting my router makes no difference. After restarting my computer, I can browse the internet for about a couple of hours before I get the error message again. Before I continue, here's some possibly relevant info- Computer: An 8+ year old Sony Vaio laptop Operating system: Windows 7 Home Basic Browser: Google Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) Other: I had a new router installed (not by me) about a month ago. But this issue has been going on for a little over a week. Anyway, I looked up this issue, and it appears to be DNS / proxy related. Not that I know what that means, but I've found lists of things to try, so here's what I've tried so far: Checked for Malware on Malware Bytes, Spybot, RKill and Avast Changed DNS server to public DNS server Disabled "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" Ran a bunch of commands on Command Prompt ipconfig /release ipconfig /all ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew netsh int ip set dns netsh winsock reset Unchecked "Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly" option in Chrome settings Another common suggestion seems to be: "Uncheck 'Automatically Detect Settings' in LAN settings", but I'm unable to do that because the box is greyed out. Apparently I don't have permission, even though I'm the only user on my computer and I supposedly am the administrator. I read that I could change this via a Group Policy editor, but alas, I don't have one (apparently because my OS is the Home Basic variety). So the alternative would be to mess around with regedit. I went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet and disabled "ProxyEnable" by changing the value from 1 to 0. It made no difference. I don't know where I'd need to go to fix this "Automatically Detect Settings" thing... Assuming this is what I actually need to do, of course. I'm pretty lost. Please note that I don't actually understand what I'm talking about, I'm just parroting what I gathered from instructions. If anyone can help me with this, I will be forever grateful
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    ASMR - Do you experience it?

    I've thought about making this thread a few times and gave up because I was kind of shy, for this is a topic that is often misunderstood. But now I feel like giving it a shot: Have you ever heard of ASMR? Do you experience it? ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It's often described as a tingly sensation you get at the back of your head/down your spine/your limbs/etc when trigged by relaxing sounds, such as a whisper or soft speaking voice, soft tapping sounds, crinkly sounds, and so on. The number of possible triggers are endless and each person has different triggers. For most people, it is NOT sexual. I won't get into the history and scientific aspects of ASMR, because I don't know much anyway, but what I can say is that it's a relatively new thing (well, not the thing in itself, but the whole discussion, community, etc) and therefore there isn't any research to support it's existence or explain it. But thousands of people do have these very similar experiences, and there is a whole community on youtube, where people make videos in order to trigger this feeling. These videos usually feature someone whispering or speaking in a soft voice, and deliberately making sounds that would otherwise be considered ordinary and boring, such as tapping their nails on a hard surface, playing around with paper, plastic, sand, coffee beans, anything really... And there are also roleplays, where people pretend to give you a hair cut or to give you a cranial nerve exam. For those who don't experience ASMR and/or are unfamiliar with the community will usually find these videos creepy and uncomfortable to watch. But for those who do, these videos are very relaxing and are often used to deal with anxiety and insomnia. Anyway, I could go on and on about it, but I think this will suffice for now. If you're confused, try these links: http://www.asmrlab.com/ Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/asmr/ Or just ask, and I'll try my best to answer! I was hoping to find other people who experience ASMR here on the forums :) Also, there is a research project going on, and they have a survey up for anyone to answer! So even if you don't experience ASMR, your input will be helpful. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASMRsurvey
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    Resolving host... (Chrome/Internet issue)

    @Nielo Nope, I hadn't seen that page! I tried the bat file - nothing happened, then I tried the hosts file - it made things worse, so I changed it back, lol. I'm afraid I might have to contact my ISP I was really dreading that option. @Scoobert_Doo 1. I hadn't tried that, but I did now - sadly, it didn't work 2. No, I don't use VPN! 3. I don't think so 4. It happens with other sites too 5. Yes, it's happening with other browsers too... :\ 6. I tried 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, as well as 4.4.2.1 and 4.4.2.2 7. I don't talk to my neighbours, lol. I asked my brother, and he says he isn't having issues, but I'm not sure I believe him 8. I haven't, because I was really trying to avoid them, lol. But I guess I ran out of options now, huh? I was able to access neopets from the IP address, and still had issues. I can't remember if I got a Windows Update recently, so I guess I didn't. I will contact my ISP later today, hopefully they'll solve it. I'll let you guys know what happens! Thank you so much for your help
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    The Runway Votes #71

    I'm so impressed with these! You guys rock (I might share my own couple of entries at the Backstage!)
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    Happy New Year! Welcome to January!

    Happy New Year, everyone! I won't be claiming freebies just yet. For some odd reason, I only claim mine on the 6th of each month, lol. Can't wait for all the pet days to see new colours and outfits!
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    A very serious Neopian question.

    I can't believe I never noticed the connection between these items! I love it hahaha I actually prefer Koibat, because it's like "Korbat" but in a Brooklyn accent
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    The Backstage: Alternative Entries!

    Have you ever made more than one customization for a previous contest? Were you ever late for a contest but still wished you could share your idea anyway? In this topic, you can do just that! Show us your alternative entries :D Let me begin with my alternative entry for the Winter Ball contest: I don't really have a story for this one. I just wanted to try and do a male customization since I do females 95% of the time.
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    Welcome to December with Advent Calendar!

    RE: the tree I'm just going to leave this here... http://www.neopets.com/~nibis
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    New Avatar: Brain Tree Quests!

    Aww man, I want that avatar so bad! I'd love to get it before Halloween (not counting on that, though)... I actually got a silver trophy somewhat recently, so I doubt I'll be lucky enough to get on the HST again soon I guess I just gotta try.
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    Can't see emojis?

    Hey I meant to ask this a while ago, but I forgot. I noticed that we now have the option to use emojis instead of just the standard smileys, however, I can't see any of them. When people use them, they look like squares to me, and if I try to use them, they look like this: What gives? Do you guys reckon this is a browser issue, or perhaps something with my computer?
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    Can't see emojis?

    LOL @ silent movie version! xD I just tried Firefox, and saw this: (I didn't feel like logging in to see all of them :P) If Firefox weren't so slow for me, I'd switch. So I guess I'll just keep using the old ones...
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    Stuffed Animals

    OMG, ME!!! I just had a flashback, lol. In second grade, we made a book for our class, so everyone had to write a page about themselves. Here's a snippet from my page: I'm not usually drawn to shiny things, but that dragon had me mesmerised! If I ever see a smaller version of it, I might just get it. Anyway, I made the mistake of checking out their website, and now I'm obsessed with this one too: Help
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    Can't see emojis?

    ROFL don't worry about it! Being here a long time means nothing when you're as scatterbrained as I am Pointing out what's obvious to most people often helps, actually Ah, that explains a lot... my computer is at least 7 years old (but I'm guessing 8/almost 9). And I use Windows 7 Home Basic. So, there's no helping it?
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    Can't see emojis?

    Yep, I can see all the original ones, as usual. Just not the new ones :\ I googled this issue, and found a Google Chrome extension that supposedly displays emojis, but it didn't work for me (forgot to mention that, lol) Edit: Ok, so I also found out about a font named Segoe UI Emoji, and installed it. The "emojis" changed ever so slightly:
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    Stuffed Animals

    Omg, I see these everywhere, and I'm always tempted to buy one! I never do though, because I need to save money and I already have enough plushies, lol. I have allergies, so I can't have a bunch of plushies sitting in my room. I used to collect Neopets plushies and all sorts of panda plushies, but I eventually gave a bunch of them away, and kept my favourites in a box. I regret donating some of the Neopets ones, I wish I had kept them all. The panda collection was indeed getting out of hand, so at least I don't regret that. Anyway, one time I almost bought a smaller version of that shiny dragon one you have... It's so pretty! I also love how much variety they have in their catalogue. I remember seeing spiders, owls, bats (be still, my goth heart!), goats, raccoons, fish... One time I even saw a skeleton-ghost-thing? Amazing!
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    Restocking newbie asking for help

    I think the easiest place to start would be the Neopian Pharmacy, because there isn't a huge variety of items and it's not competitive. There are actually only three profitable items that stock there, which are Extra Thick Goggles, Sporkle Syrup and Magic Goop. Since you know exactly what to look for, you won't make a bad investment. You will usually make a 10k profit for the goggles, ~50k for the syrup, and ~25k for the goop. Once you get the hang of it, you'll probably get bored with the pharmacy, so the next easiest place would be the magical bookshop, as kayahtik suggested.
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    Enter The Runway: Special Edition #2!

    Wow, what an awesome opportunity! I also love the theme. Good luck to everyone entering!
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    It's trophy time!

    Oh, so it is working! I'm pleasantly surprised. At first glance, I'm pleased with the prizes too! For anyone who hasn't been able to access the shop, try this link: http://www.neopets.com/altador/colosseum/2018/prizes.phtml The thing I'm happiest about is that I can afford the stamp! I had to force myself to reach rank 10 this year because I haven't been playing as much neo lately, and I was afraid that I would need to reach at least rank 15 to get the stamp.
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    It's trophy time!

    The trophy design... Oh my goodness. I'm laughing It reminds me of... something. Mine isn't any better: ROFL (the broken prize shop link is pretty much an AC tradition by now, so no surprises there lol)
  20. This topic is dedicated to the noisiest place in Neopia: The Kadoatery! Whether you're a mewbie, an over-feeder, or just haven't tried it yet, let's talk about this game/way of life. lol I started not long ago, and have currently fed 25 kads so far. My plan is to go pink and then stop. I personally don't think kad feeding is actually FUN, but I have to admit that it does suck you in, one way or another. I can't say I'm kaddicted (since I have no desire to over-feed and am pretty tired of this already), but still I find myself watching the clock and thinking time goes by either too slowly or too fast, I smash my fists into my desk when I get pwned, I literally fist pump when I manage to feed and now I classify food items as kad-food vs non-kad-food - and I'm considering going on a kad-food shopping spree so I can SDB feed more often (most of the times I SW). So, what about you guys? How many have you fed? And what's your favourite feeding method?
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    What is it like where you live?

    I'm a little late to the party, but I still want to contribute, lol. @ladyblack Nice to see another fellow Brazilian here! I'm originally from São Paulo as well, but I've lived in a city that's ~1.5 hours away since I was 3 years old. I kinda like it here, because it has a lot of the benefits of a big city, without being as crazy as SP, lol. What I don't like here is the weather... it's too hot and sunny. @jellysundae The "latino" thing is kinda controversial here. As @ladyblack said, we don't refer to ourselves as such, and a lot of people are offended by it. I think there are several reasons for that, but one of them is that we are "culturally different from other South American countries". In my opinion that's a silly argument because all countries are culturally different from each other, there isn't a universal "latino culture". It seems that Spanish speaking countries in South America tend to be lumped together, and some Brazilians don't want Brazil to be lumped in with them. I suppose that wanting to be recognised for your own culture is fair, but it's not fair to reject the label merely over the assumption that we're different, while all the others are the same. As for race, I consider myself white here, but I refer to myself as White Latin American internationally. The strike seems to be over, so that's a relief! @Nielo I've never been to The Netherlands, but I lived in a city founded by Dutch immigrants here in Brazil for about 6 months So I learned a thing or two about Dutch culture, haha. I know a few children's songs like Het Regent and Toen Onze Mop Een Mopje Was, I got sweets from Zwarte Piet at school (not gonna lie, it was a bit weird lol), and I learned to eat Hagelslag (for those of you who aren't familiar, look it up. It'll change your life ). Edit: I just remembered about this video!
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    The Runway Votes #56

    Oh my goodness, so many gems this round! Magma Pool Party? Sounds like a regular pool party here in Brazil (I kid! lol)
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    Day 18 - Spellseeker

    In my case, yep, I always play with numbers! I'm surprised you feel that the symbols are easier to follow... That screenshot you posted makes my head hurt, lol. I'm not usually a fan of numbers (I'm more of a word game kind of gal), but in this case I think the numbers are more straightforward. Everyone knows 1 is followed by 2, which in turn is followed by 3. So you just go 1-2-3-2-1-2-1-2-3... Oh, and for a higher score, I always make sure to get at least one golden tile in the first level. If I don't, I restart the game. I usually score somewhere between 30k and 50k in level 1. My highest score ever was 753,900, which earned me a bronze trophy (it was one of the few trophies I earned by accident - I love this game so much! ).
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    Day 6 - Snowmuncher

    @Angeló I usually don't mind when they make AAA's score somewhat low, but today I'm annoyed because whenever it's very easy to beat AAA, Abigail's prize becomes rarer (and more expensive). I want to buy the snow globe, but I'm having a bit of trouble because 1) there's another item with the same name, so that complicates the search; 2) the cheapest one I found so far was priced at 75k. Hopefully it will get cheaper? Or maybe I'll manage to snipe an underpriced one. @Duma I know, right? And if they don't want to check the database, they should at least try and add in an adjective. That would decrease the chances of repeating item names. Since the snow globe is animated, they could have named it Shiny Snowmuncher Snowglobe or Glittery Snowmuncher Snowglobe. Anyway, despite my complaints, I'm glad that there are new items for my gallery. I look forward to the DD every year because Snowmuncher is always included (I hope this never changes!)
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    Day 6 - Snowmuncher

    I'm a little disappointed with the prizes... I mean, the book is nice. But what in Neopia is THIS: Ugh. This looks like some bootleg nonsense. And that's not all... The description says, "This is the Snowmunchers favourite drink. You know why." Excuse me, but who is "the Snowmuncher"? His name is Dieter The snowglobe looks alright, except... We already have an item named Snowmuncher Snowglobe
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