April 19th, 2005

TV Satillite Dishes

Does the tv really go out when you have a satellite dish and it's really windy? How strong does the wind have to be, if so? Does the dish have to be reset then? I'm talking about the smaller dishes attached to houses.

Thanks as always.

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I'm looking into the effects of strokes, specifically communication difficulties such as Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia.

What I really need is resources available for the families of those affected- things they can do to help, ways of coping with the communication problems, that kind of thing.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Cheers!
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Japan Self-Defense Force?

What sort of rifle (if any???) is assigned to a soldier in the Japan Self-Defense Force? What kind of weapons would a member of the SDF be familiar with/trained to use?

And how difficult is it to leave the JSDF? What'd be the requirements for something analogous to an honorable discharge?

I'd be particularly grateful if I could get the gist of such things prior to 2003 (and possibly if things have changed since then?)

Thanks kindly to everyone who even takes the time to read this. '__';
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Japanese romance novels

Damn. My last post wasn't very clear, and I'm not sure how many of you might have passed it up because of that. So, take two:

I'm thinking of creating a character who writes the Japanese equivalent of the Harlequin romance, but I don't have any familiarity with Japanese romance novels. This is a modern writer, but she writes historical romances.

I don't need information on historical Japanese society, Japanese attitudes towards sex, or classical Japanese literature. Specifically, what I need are cliches common in modern Japanese romance novels. This character has a checklist of things to include in her books; I'd like to know at least a few of the things that might be on it. (Like the handsome rogue, reluctant princess checklist English romance novels seem to be going by some times....)

If anyone has any familiarity with Japanese romance novels, I'd appreciate the help.

Police Precincts...

Hi, newbie here!

I'm trying to find out the layouts of American Police Precincts. Specifically, Baltimore.

- Does each Division (Homicide, Narcotics, etc.) have it's own floor?
- Are the Coroner's and Forensics Labs in separate buildings?
- How are the floors set up? Office for the supervisor with desks for the detectives?
- Would interrogation rooms be on each floor?
- What about evidence lock up? And closed case files?

Ok, I'll stop bugging you guys.
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