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How To: Use clip playback in Ableton

In Ableton, you can set follow actions to tell clips to do something on a timed basis. The time can be immediate or random, but it is automated. This is more efficient than doing the follow actions manually. Go to clip view, type "L". This launches the settings which gives the space of time in which the follow action happens. You can set more than one follow action. You can determine when and how often the action will take place. You can determine when the clips occur automatically. The clips...

How To: Graph a parabola properly in vertex form

This video shows viewers who are interested in mathematics how to graph a parabola whose formula is displayed in vertex form, or the form y=a(x-h)^2+k, where the vertex is (h, k). After determining the vertex, plot it on your graph. After graphing your vertex, your axis of symmetry would be x= h, or the x-coordinate of your vertex. The a value in your equation will act as your slope in this case, and your should graph the two points which correspond to this slope on your plot 1 unit away on e...

How To: Determine the equation of a trigonometric function

Need help in determining the amplitude and period of sine and cosine functions? This free video lesson will show you how. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free...

How To: Take an infrared photograph with a DSLR camera

Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a camera that will work, get the proper filter, and take the photo. It's pretty quick and easy if you have the right equipment, and looks really, really cool.

How To: Identify whether your golf swing plane is correct

Golf Link demonstrates how to identify whether your golf swing plane is correct. The swing plane is the path described by the golf head that controls the direction that the club head is traveling through when it impacts the ball. An on plane swing will have the club head directly traveling towards the target at the point of impact. That and a square face will make a straight shot. If the swing comes inside or below the plane, it will produce a hook shot or a push shot. A swing that comes outs...

How To: Determine if a point lies on a line in standard form

In this video, we learn how to determine if a point lies on a line in standard form. In order to do this, you will need to substitute the X and Y value with the ordered pair that is given. The X value is the first number and the Y value is the second number. Re-write your equation, substituting in the numbers to the appropriate spots. Now, simplify the equation by doing multiplication with the negatives and positives (if given). When you get through the equation, you will end up with the solu...

How To: Find the hidden error code behind your Xbox 360's RLoD

It goes by many names. The RLoD (Red Lights of Death), the RRoD (Red Ring of Death), absolute disaster. Whatever you call it, the XBox 360 error that causes many console's front LED's to turn red in rage and cessation of function has caused all sorts of headaches for consumers and Microsoft. It can be caused by a couple of different cooling-related issues, and determining the error code that has caused your console to malfunction can go a long way to helping you fix it. This video will show y...

How To: Determine whether a given item in a list in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 119th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to determine if a particular item is in a list of items using two formulas: a ISNUMBER & MATCH function formula & a COUNTIF function formula.

How To: Identify a Jeep rear axle in order to replace it

RichPin shows how to identify a rear axle on a Jeep Grand Cherokee to determine the correct replacement part. The first thing to do is to identify the axle by cleaning the fill plug on the back cover. Look at the inscription of the plug to find out the style of the rear end. In this example, Rich has a "Dana" style rear end. To determine if it is a 35 or 44 Dana, look at the web area to the right of the plug to locate the number. The two steps outlined in this video allow you to identify the ...

How To: Use time/timestamp fields with FileMaker Pro 10

When defining fields in FileMaker Pro 10, one has to choose what type of field to decide for a database. There are two fields that accommodate special handling of data. They are time and time stamp fields. When one decides a field under manage>database,there is a option for "type". Under that, there is time and time stamp. The "time" one determines the time while the "time stamp" determines the time and date. This will help in preparing a proper and detailed database system.

How To: Use the A-A Property to determine 2 similar triangles

Dougsimmsonline shows how to determine whether or not 2 triangles are similar. Not only does he go on to show that they are but he describes step by step how to do the math to find missing angles. He does this process twice to show one set of triangles being similar and show the other set of triangles as not being similar. Doug is using a large computer touch screen as his drawing board to show you how this process is done.

How To: Find if a point lies on a line in point slope form

In this tutorial, the author shows how to determine if a point lies on a given line which is in Point Slope Form. To show the method he takes a sample point order pair and an equation of a line in its point slope form. Now he substitutes the value of the x, y order pair and the equation of the line, and solves the equation on both the sides. If both sides match it means that the point lies on the given line, or else it does not lie on the current line. In this video, the instructor shows how ...

How To: Prove angle-side-angle congruency

This is a tutorial about how to prove the congruency (equality) of two triangles when the values of two angles and an included side of each triangle is given. The author of this video instructs the viewer that it should be first determined whether the values of two angles of one triangle are the same as those of two angles of the other triangle. Then one must seek to determine the equality of sides included in those angles in both the triangles. When it is found that these three values in one...

How To: Determine if lines are parallel or perpendicular

In this tutorial, we learn how to determine if lines are parallel or perpendicular. You will be given two straight line equations. First, remember that parallel lines have equal slope, identical to each other. Perpendicular lines have negative reciprocal slopes. For example, 2/3 and -3/2 would be a perpendicular line. If you think of parallel lines, then you can graph them to see what they look like when written down. Then, graph the other lines to see what they look like as well. Once you un...

How To: Understand and determine equivalent fractions

In this video, we learn how to understand and determine equivalent fractions. If you have an equation with an equivalent fraction, you will first multiply the first numerator by the second denominator. Then, you will divide this answer by the denominator of the first fraction. After you do this, it will give you the correct answer. You can also do the reverse multiplication for this to check your answer and make sure you are correct. You can get an answer no matter what the numbers in the equ...

How To: Milk a cow with your bare hands

This video shows you how to milk a cow with your bare hands. Wipe the udder with alcohol based wipes, to make sure it is clean. Place your stool at the side of the cow, towards the back end. Remove a little wax from the teats before starting. Squeeze the teats firmly with a regular motion. A cow should be milked twice a day. If the udder is pendulous then use a flatter pan rather than an milking bucket. The richness of the pasture will determine how much milk the cow delivers. Rainfall and th...

How To: Use geometry nets

Viewers learn that a net is the shape formed by "unfolding" a 3-dimensional figure, so a net shows all the faces that make up the surface area of the figure. Viewers are then asked to determine what type of 3-dimensional figure can be made from a given net (note that a cylinder has 2 circular bases, a pyramid has triangular faces, a cone has 1 circular base, and a prism has rectangular faces). Students are also asked to determine if a given net can be used to make a cube. This video will bene...

How To: Use a compass with no problems

David Wilcox and Caitlyn Szyska demonstrate how to use a compass without a problem. Parts of a compass include the ring, the orienteering arrow, magnetic needle, direction of travel arrow and declination scale. First, hold the compass out in front of you, making sure you hold it level. Move your whole body and point the direction of travel arrow to the object that you want to reach. Move the ring until the magnetic needle is lined up with the orienteering arrow pointing north. Once they are l...

How To: Use OR, ISNUMBER and ISTEXT in Excel

ExcelIsFun shows you how to detect if a cell has a number or text. The first thing he explains is to find out what are the different types of things that can go into a cell. Next he talks about the use of "OR" and "IsNumber" to make it possible to determine if a cell has a number or text entered into it. The user then explains why certain rows where either "True" or "False". After watching this video, you should be able to determine if a cell is using text or a number.

How To: Calculate your body mass index (BMI)

How do you know if you should lose weight is a question people often ask. For the most part the need for weight loss should be determined by how you feel in your own body. There are some calculations that doctors use to determine if you need to lose weight. One of those calculations is BMI or Body Mass Index. BMI is based upon a fairly difficult equation. BMI is figured by multiplying your weight by 703 then dividing by your height squared. A body mass index over 25 is considered overweight. ...

How To: Develop your intuition by pendulum dowsing

Learn how to develop your intuition by dowsing with a pendulum. In this video hosted by Andrea Hess of Soul Realignment, Hess is teaching dowsing with a pendulum to determine "yes" or "no" (or "undetermined") answers to specific questions. As told here, the pendulum is controlled by your subconscious mind, but the information is determined by one's higher self. One is not to ask questions that start with "Should I..." or "Am I supposed to..." as there is no "Should" or divine plan we need to ...

How To: Choose fishing line

There are three main line types in fishing, but how do you know what you should be using? In this video tutorial, a fisherman will give you some tips so you can decide for yourself. Take action: determine bait type, determine type of fish to catch, and look at line weight and strength. Ron, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a professional bass fisher and has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S. Western Divisionals. He has also recorded multiple...

How To: Determine the launch velocity of a metal ball

This experiment uses a ballistic pendulum to determine the launch velocity of a metal ball. This is compared to a measurement of the launch velocity found using projectile motion. You may wish to emphasize why energy is not conserved in the initial impact of the ball into the ballistic pendulum, but momentum is, and conversely why energy is conserved as the pendulum rises but momentum is not conserved.

How To: Detect browser capabilities in ASP.Net web pages

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to determine what capabilities a user’s browser has when viewing pages in an ASP.NET web site. First, learn how to access an instance of the HttpBrowserCapabilities object from the ASP.NET Request object associated with the web page request. Next, see the different information available in the HttpBrowserCapabilities object such as the type of browser and whether the user’s browser supports JavaScript and Cookies. Then see an example of how to ...

How To: Determine Texas Hold'em hand rankings

So you've been invited to a poker game, but you don't know the difference between a straight and a flush. Well, this how to video is here to make sure you don't lose all your money, or your shirt. This Texas Hod'em lesson teaches you how to determine the ranking for various hands. It runs through all possible winning hands in Texas Hold'em and explains their rank. At the end of the video you will be tested on your newly acquired knowledge of Texas Hold'em hands. Are you holding the nuts or ar...

How To: Make a magic cabbage

Use red cabbage to determine the pH of different common household items. Great experiment for kids. Begin by cutting up a red cabbage. Put in a blender and blend it. Put in a coffee maker and turn it on. After all has come through, turn off the coffee maker and let it cool. Now test it and determine the pH of different household items.

How To: Calculate azimuth in trigonometry

Azimuth is simply the angle of an object in the sky along the horizon. Yes, it's spherical trigonometry but it's not difficult! Check out this video and in just a few minutes you will be able to solve azimuth problems on your own.

How To: Babysit an infant

Babysitting is the prime teenage job for young women to start learning responsibility and earning a wage, but it isn't all fun and games… you are dealing with an infant, which is far from fun, but it's money in your pocket. Earning a little extra money babysitting infants can be more fun — and a lot easier — than schlepping food at your local diner.

How To: Determine your skin tone

In this editon of Tip Tuesday from Pursebuzz we are shown how to determine your skin tone. This tip is a pretty simple way to determine if you're a warm or a cold tone, and if you are pink-based or yellow-based. That's the first question you're asked if you go to a counter and you're trying to figure out your foundation colors or your blush colors or shadows, or what will work for you. The first test is the fabric test. You don't even have to buy this fabric. You could just go to a fabric sto...

How To: Graph x & y intercepts on a TI-84 Plus calculator

In this video the teacher shows us how to use a TI-84 plus graphing calculator to graph a function, adjust the view window, and determine the values of several types of critical points on the graph such as x-intercept, y-intercept, local maximums, and local minimums. After entering the function in the Y= editor she presses the ZOOM button and selects Z-Standard this adjusts the view window to a range of -10 to 10 on both axis. To find each of the critical points requested the teacher uses the...