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How can I pull contacts off a busted phone? - sneakytiger
I recently was forced to replace my old HTC Incredible 4g due to a broken screen. The phone itself still powers up, but it's impossible to navigate, for obvious reasons. A week or two after having the new phone, I started to realize that I was missing a number of contacts that were stored in my ol...


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Wtf is this in my backyard? - sneakytiger
This is the second or third time I've seen this. Bird shit? Some crazy insect eggs? [IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/oz4gx.jpg[/IMG] ...


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Honeymoon in Antigua - any advice? - sneakytiger
Staying at Sandals. Any must-do's or must-avoids? TIA...


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Need some quick tax planning advice - LT cap gains - sneakytiger
I'm closing on a home purchase in early January and will be cashing out some long-term investments for use as down payment. There will be some significant LT gains tax when I sell, which I want to minimize, but also defer as much as possible. My current plan is to sell in January - two questions...


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Shell shit-cans GTL plant in Geismar - sneakytiger
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-cancels-u-gas-liquids-192137415.html Unfortunate news for the SLA area and hopefully not a harbinger of more to come. SIAP....


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Flex help - I'm stumped - sneakytiger
I'm paralyzed with too many options, none really stick out. D brown, B bolden, R Helu, Colston or E royal? Current roster Lynch Ridley N Washingtodn P Garcon Do I take insurance on Ridley with Bolden? My gut says D Brown or Royal have good upside considering the matchups. Colston an...


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Anyone still use Sirius/XM? What do you pay /month? - sneakytiger
I pay close to $250 annually, ~$20/month. I've been kicking around cancelling it altogether since I mainly listen to ESPN and music that I can now get via free apps on my phone. The only thing holding me back is the NFL and CFB games, but I really only use it for that 2-3 times a year. Should I c...


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Hedgeye/Barron's take on Kinder Morgan - sneakytiger
http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2013/09/10/hedgeye-details-short-case-on-kinder-morgan/ From the same guys that slammed LINN a month or two ago. This one seems like a strecth. The maintenance capex issues are stating the obvious, but I have no idea how they can conclude 25% of KM's ...


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Universal Orlando - express tickets and other tips? - sneakytiger
I'm going to Universal Orlando for the first time in a couple weeks... any feedback on whether to buy the Express tickets or not? They cost about $250 more for a 3-day ticket. I know they don't work on all rides and I question their worth on those that they do work on - what's the OT's experience?...


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Paying cash for a new car - sneakytiger
From what I've seen quite a few MB posters say they will only pay cash when it comes to purchasing a car. What's the typical amount a dealer will discount for their "cash price" and how and when do you introduce that into the negotiation? Do you get the dealer down as low as possible and then play...


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Golfers - is this a good deal on irons? - sneakytiger
[link=(http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30077200/taylormade-rocketballz-4-pw-aw-iron-set-with-steel-shafts)]RBZ irons for $399[/link]...


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Best toyota dealer in Houston? - sneakytiger
Looking at new 4 runners. It's a shame Mac Haik doesn't sell Toyotas......


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Best diamond guys/jewelers in Houston? - sneakytiger
In the market for an engagement ring... right now my list is: Johnathan's Ronnie Hoffman IW Marks Zadoks Any other suggestions? TIA :cheers:...


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Student loans and predatory lending (in TX) - sneakytiger
I've seen a number of posts on here from time to time dealing with student loan debt and how you were able to fight the lender and pay off the debts early... so ANY advice on our situation here is much appreciated. My SO has been battling hard to pay down her student loan debt the last 2-3 years,...


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The power of the yawn (video) - sneakytiger
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/yawning-prank-roman-atwood_n_3351934.html)]SIAP[/link] :lol:...


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Cabo resorts - what are the best? - sneakytiger
We're looking for a nice all-inclusive to spend a long weekend (4 nights) in September. We want something large enough to where we won't have to leave the resort property to stay entertained. The group is late 20's/early 30's with no kids - definitely looking to avoid places that cater to kids and...


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Front office people at apartment complexes. - sneakytiger
Are these the dumbest motherfrickers walking the Earth? It's got to be like in the top 10 of easiest jobs out there. I have spent hours of my life over the last 6 weeks trying to get a security deposit back, only to find out they mailed it to their apartment complex, the very one I HAD JUST MOVED O...


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Men driving 3-series - sneakytiger
Is there a more fun class of drivers to frick with on the road? And I'm not talking about college kids whose parents bought them one - more of the recent grad/30k millionaire crowd....


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Exercise bumper stickers - WHY? - sneakytiger
Anyone sick of seeing this shit? Is it safe to publicly ridicule these posers? [img]http://rlv.zcache.com/swim_bike_run_sticker-rae1ceaef241f453d9ff075d1ab27142b_v9waf_8byvr_512.jpg[/img] [img]http://rlv.zcache.com/run_runner_sport_athlete_if_im_running_im_happy_sticker-rd4cda61695e146659102...


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Houston folks - what is the deal with the schoolkids soliciting money - sneakytiger
Anyone else deal with the middle-school aged kids camping out at places like Walgreens and gas stations during the middle of the day? They give you the "excuse me sir" as soon as your foot steps out the car door and ask for money for some sort of school "fundraiser", which I assume is complete bulls...


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Most convenient airport NYC from Houston? - sneakytiger
It looks like flying into Newark offers the most direct route, but then you're furthest away from Manhattan compared to LG or JFK. Direct flights into LG and JFK are more than double the price and are 6+ hours total travel time with at least one connecting flight. Any advice from the OT?...


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Subletting an apartment in Texas - sneakytiger
Does anyone have experience with this? Does the other roommate have to consent to the sublesee? TIA...


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Best 1099 reporting software? - sneakytiger
Anyone else dealing with the horror of 1099 reporting this January? I'm looking at a list of 1500+ vendors crossing multiple 1099 types. Our accounting software's 1099 function is clunky so I'm abandoning it in favor of good old-fashioned excel skills. All I need now is some off the shelf softwar...


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Car board: Ford Escape, Hyundai Tuscon, or Honda CRV? - sneakytiger
My SO is in the market for a new small SUV and I think we have narrowed it down to these 3. I think the new Escape, but they are a bit expensive and I hear they have some bad blind spots. The control panel for the radio/ac looks overly complicated as well. Personally, I'm leaning towards the CRV,...


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Clear Lake/Kemah Christmas Boat Parade? - sneakytiger
Any Houston OT'ers ever make it to this? I've heard good things, but I'm worried that we won't be able to see it from the north side of the channel and I can't find shite online that gives any clue to the route. We are trying to find a good spot and avoid the clusterfrick at the Kemah boardwalk. ...


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Costa Del Mar... best in the business - sneakytiger
So I finally sent in my beat up pair of costas that were at least 7 years old in to their customer service/repair shop, just to see if they'd work with me at all. These had definitely seen their better days with the bridge and ear padding completely worn off and a cracked lens after falling onto co...


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Mint issues with Whitney/Hancock? - sneakytiger
Any Whitney or Hancock customers have trouble with Mint recently? My checking and savings accounts quit updating several days and now Mint can't import them after deleting and trying to re-add. ...


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NOLA 4th of July - best place to view fireworks? - sneakytiger
We'll be staying at the Bourbon Orleans in the FQ, which has a rooftop pool with a view of the river, but I'm trying to find a backup plan in case the rooftop is packed. Is the Riverwalk up beyond JAX doable? ...


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Tech help - can you recover photos from a reformatted SD card? - sneakytiger
Just got back from vacation where I managed to delete an entire set of great photos by accidentally reformatting the SD card. Needless to say the GF was fricking pissed. I've already tried RescuePro, Photorescue and a few other random recovery programs I found with no luck. I reformatted it on t...


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Travel board: USVI, BVI and West Indies - sneakytiger
Looking to take the girlfriend somewhere down in the Virgin Islands or West Indies but am totally overwhelmed at where to even begin searching... Every place I find looks nicer than the last. Originally we were aiming to go to St. John or in the BVI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda) but it seems there a...


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