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  • Actually, I was tired of Greyworm. He should have died at Winterfell IMO. He lost his courage and left his men to deal with the hoard of dead while he retreated inside the castle. Also, the whole romance thing was a diversion from the real plot. Tyr…
  • The Mercedes paddock will never be the same.
  • afterburnt wrote: » What did he say, I don't speak Barbados? Barbados? Try Dutch... Barbados is a British Commonwealth country. Aruba on the other hand...
  • Its been a few years, but I'm putting this back up for sale. I ended up making a major upgrade. This projector is still in very good working order and throws a pretty good 1080P image still. It has about 2950 hours on the current bulb. I've alway…
  • I used esnipe for many years, but then I discovered that the ebay app works very well if I'm not at my computer. I just have a price in mind, and enter the bid with about 8 seconds left. If it wins great, if not, oh well. I caution entering your 'hi…
  • Milito wrote: » I've had 3 in the last 3 houses we've lived in and never experienced that kind of problem at all. Apparently, it is an issue with many : https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/CleaningGroup/Bathroom/Cleaning-Bath-Tub-Jets.html And…
  • We normally pay the Fed a little and get a little back from the state. This year, we paid both. About an $1000 flip because the swap between loosing deductions and gaining credits cause an increased taxable income, which translates to higher state t…
    in Tax time Comment by billbillw April 10
  • Its really cool they can get a photo of it and prove it, but am I the only one that is a bit disappointed in the image? I guess after years of sci-fi movies depicting really cool stuff, this is a little low quality.
  • I hate them. If you don't use them a lot, the water tubes behind the tube get filled with disgusting stuff. I've had them in two houses. Both had that problem. Maybe bad examples? I dunno, but when you are in the bath and it gets filled with nasty b…
  • recoveryone wrote: » Le Clerc had the race one until a grimlin crawled into the Turbo, another 1 2 for the Mercs Yeah, it looks like LeClerc is the real deal. The way he recovered to the lead after falling to 3rd at the start was impressiv…
  • stretchl wrote: » Thanks for the tips, guys! She did very well considering it was her (and my!) first time. She made the cut so we’re definitely planning to tweak the car before heading off to the Central Illinois council races in a few weeks. …
  • Those Stihl blowers use that strange 4-cycle/premix engine. Not as simple as traditional 2-stroke motors because they have intake/exhaust valves. I'd stay away also. My Husqvarna (based on a tried/true Redmax design) has been going strong for over 6…
  • Yes and No. I still have about 25 discs, but I've ripped them all to my server and use Kodi to playback. Grabbing one of the X-box 360 HD-DVD drives on clearance from Frys ($20?) 10 years ago was the best foresight ever. It sat in a box for at le…
  • Steve, I don't think the playback interface is very good for most players. If the Oppo dies, I'd say go to a dedicated streamer plus a good DAC. It will wow you. I have written plenty about how simple little fanless computer (<$50) running Daphi…
  • I have been accused of over researching vacuum cleaner purchases...I have 3 working currently (not including shop vacs). One for each floor. For the top floor, (4 carpeted bedrooms, tile bathrooms/laundry room, wood hallway), I have an older Pan…
  • yeah, honestly I explored all this a year or two back. I live in a valley with no OTA reception. That is what limited me. Many years back, in a previous house I did get by with OTA (10+ HD channels), a Tivo box, and Netflix. Other than live sports, …
  • DirecTV Now is another alternative, but it may have more channels and be more expensive than you want. The basic package is $40/month. It can playback on Apps for Android, FireTV, AppleTV and Roku as well as directly from an internet browser.
  • Do you have a stand alone phono stage or is is part of a receiver/preamp? If you have a stand alone, wire the output into a computer/laptop mic-input and record .wav files. There are some free software out there. Audacity comes to mind. You can do s…
  • Nothing in the garage but a set of very old 1960s Aztec speakers that my FIL gave me. I do have a system in the garage that I use though. It is a Realistic receiver with some 1980s Mission sealed 8" woofer speakers. I play that for outdoor parties o…
  • UPS=United Parcel Smashers They have always been the hardest on packages in my experience.
    in UPS Comment by billbillw December 2018
  • Yes, the fees have risen and people sell the low end and medium end gear elsewhere. Now it is mostly high end.
  • It is Class A/B. There are really no "Class B" amplifiers in common use (they would sound horrible). In common use, there are really only Class A (hot, low power, sound great), Class A/B (most common), or Class D (digital). You may hear of some othe…
  • Not sure why I didn't notice this, but I'd like a shot at the karma. I am a big fan of bookshelf speakers. I have given all mine to my kids for their bedrooms. I have never heard ERA, but I would like to try them out with the old Harman Kardon 2…
  • Personally, I'd keep saving for when that receiver dies. Then get one. Otherwise, not worth upgrading unless there is a feature you HAVE to have in the newer version. I've had a lot of receivers through the years. If primarily watching movies/TV,…
  • Not in, but I thought I'd mention a few times that Polk forum members helped me out. I hope that I've been there to help some of you as well. Going way back, a former (banned) member named Chuck that lived in metro Atlanta made me a large slab of…
  • F1nut wrote: » They don't wear out, so not sure why the desire to archive. The players wear out (belts/lasers) and the discs get scratched if not handled perfectly. I have also moved to playing all mine back over the network to my stream…
  • krazypolk wrote: » Not sure but I think your math is wrong. You already had it in October 2012, making it now 6 years. Yep, I was looking at the repair receipt from 2013 and that stuck in my head. OK, so 6 years. That makes me feel bette…
  • Sad news for my A3010. It died without any signs of early failure. No warning whatsoever. Was using it all day Saturday. No issues. Then on Sunday, it just wouldn't power up. Tried reset, tried self diagnostics. Appears to be in Protect mode for ove…
  • I guess I shouldn't have gone ballistic on my account. When this originally happened, I deleted all my photos and cancelled my account. I never kept photos on photobucket that I didn't have stored on my PC. If I had just ignored things, my photo …
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