Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. ~Albert Camus
Question #47282 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board and Swabeany,

Re: Board Question #47222

I've already posted a comment on this before, but South Provo, South Provo, South Provo. That's exactly what you're looking for. The majority of us down there are 25-35. Those over 30 go to a family ward, but the family ward where I am has a good 40-ish mid singles there. What's more, the mid singles are all living with us younger singles, so they come to our activities, FHE, etc. We don't care--we're only a couple years younger than the mid singles, anyway. There's even been a couple of guys who faithfully attend the family ward, and go to our ward as well. If you want to look for spots, send an email to southprovo (at) yahoogroups (dot) com. And as an added bonus, my earlier comment on South Provo was Board Question #44272. Come on down!

Snow White

Question #47243 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How do they paint the football field? Do they use some giant stencil, or is there a way to measure out the big letters and logos?

-Football Fan

A: Dear Fan,

Lines and hashes are painted with a 'striper'. It's kind of like a lawn mower, except it draws lines instead. It takes a bit of experience and good field marking to get such straight lines. Logos, numbers, and words are done with stencils.

Question #47242 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What can I do to bring a book that is out of print back into print? Is there anything I can say/write to anyone that might have a chance of making a difference?


A: Dear Marian,

The answer depends largely on if the book is currently in the public domain. If it was published before 1923, it may be in the public domain, in which case you could have it scanned and published through a print on demand service, such as Amazon's BookSurge.

If it was published after 1923, it's probably not in the public domain, so you'd need to contact the copyright holder, which would be either the publisher or the author (or the author's descendants) to contact them and ask them about reprinting the book. (See here for a more detailed chart of what works are currently in the public domain.)

- Katya
Question #47241 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Hey I have a kalimba, which if you don't already know is one of the coolest instruments ever! I've been composing some songs and i want to write them down. Is there a site where I can print kalimba tab paper from?


A: Dear kalimbaMAN,

I felt uncultured, since I had no idea what a kalimba was until I started researching your question, but then I found out that even the omniscient spellcheck is ignorant of kalimbas, so I don't feel so bad anymore. Besides, I am familiar with the mbira, which is a similar African metallophone.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find blank tablature for the kalimba, though this site offers a free trial version of KTabS, which will let you compose on your computer.

Happy thumbing,

Gray Ghost
Question #47238 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I once heard there was a hight limit to be a pilot for the armed forces (Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Army) something around 6'4". Is this true? And if it is what is the actual hight limit?

- Flyboy

A: Dear Flyboy,

This site lists the physical requirements for a pilot in the Air Force. The height requirement is between 5'4'' and 6'5'', and 2'9''-3'4'' sitting (I'm not sure what that measurement is). This site lists 6'4'' as the typical height restriction. This forum suggests that taller pilots may be limited to larger aircraft (F-4s rather than F-16s). My dad wanted to be a pilot for a little while, but he couldn't because he's color blind. He called this discrimination. So, basically, if you don't measure up (or down), you're not the first.

Question #47234 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was wondering if you guys could tell me what ward David Archuleta is in. If you can get me that info. asap I would be so grateful! Thanks!

- the little mushroom

A: Dear little mushroom,

Actually, we try to avoid being stalkers. Since that information isn't publicly available, (membership information is for church use only,) we'd have to resort to some less-than-kosher methods of investigation.

So the answer to your question is "No. We can't."


Question #47232 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear Polly Esther,

How did you become so amazing and awesome?

- Ethel

A: Ethel!

My long-lost friend! How I've waited for this day when you would finally, finally write in. I've very subtly been addressing [almost] all of my answers to you in hopes that you would see my love and friendship for you were as true as ever and we could hopefully reconnect.

I'm so happy you're writing in at last!

As for how to be awesome like me? I think it involves baking me cookies because I bake myself cookies all the time. That is most definitely it.

-Polly Esther, long-lost friend
Question #47202 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are those red outlets for in doctor offices? In a room today, there were normal 2 normal outlets and 6 red ones. Why would they need so many?


A: Dear Ethel,

The normal outlets are connected to the general power supply.

The red outlets are connected to the general power supply and also the hospital's backup generator.

Aren't you glad there were six backup ones and two regular ones and not the other way around?

-Polly Esther
Question #47197 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Recently a lot of my friends and I started using the texting service, Cha-Cha. Anyone can text in a question to 24242 and a person will look up the information and text you back. It has been great to ask random questions and some of my friends have looked into being a Cha-Cha guides.
My question is, how is this company funded? It says that texting charges apply through your phone provider, but Cha-Cha does not charge.
Thank you,

A: Dear Ethel,

Cha Cha is funded in a couple of ways. One way is to try and strike a deal with cell phone carriers by incorporating the service into their current 411 services. They also will be using ads which will show up as a line or two of text in your message. They also have sponsorship from Coca Cola who will send a link along with the answer that leads people to the Coke rewards website.

-Polly Esther
Question #47153 posted on 09/04/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

The new BYU Independent Study calendars were recently released, and the picture for this year is rather exceptional. The picture is of a river with a couple small waterfalls flowing through a forest with moss covering everything-- trees, stones, etc. This couldn't possibly be a picture of anywhere in Utah. Where was this picture taken?

- Missing the Woods

A: Dear Missing,

Says the photographer: "In backwoods Tennessee".