| O-T Lounge|| Sexual preference in men may be genetic: "Gay gene" possibly identified - guedeaux on 11/20/14 at 9:27 am|
[quote]At least in men, homosexuality may be a function of genetics, according to a study of more than 400 pairs of gay brothers. The research, published yesterday (November 18) in ...
| Tech Board|| Is chrome supposed to hog this much memory? - guedeaux on 11/18/14 at 5:00 pm|
My RAM was at 77%, I closed chrome (3 tabs open) and it dropped to 25%. I reopened chrome and now its ranging from 50 up to 60%.
My computer has been slow as crap lately (work computer, not home) and I think...
| Tech Board|| Textra using nearly 20% of my battery usage... - guedeaux on 10/30/14 at 4:33 pm|
I noticed a few random vibrations with no notification of any kind so I thought something might be screwing up, and when I checked my battery usage I saw this.
Does this look weird? I rare...
| Tech Board|| No Lock Home: Xposed Module for Rooted Android - guedeaux on 10/29/14 at 3:19 pm|
Just wanted to pass this along for those it may help. This module allows you to disable the screen lock on your device when in a "trusted" area. For instance, I set it so that when on my home wifi network or connected to any bluetooth device I don't have to unlock the phone.
It has worked flawles...
| Tech Board|| Motorola SB6141 on sale for only $69 at Best Buy - guedeaux on 9/16/14 at 10:18 am|
There are usually threads asking about good cable modems, and this one is generally suggested as one of the best. This is the lowest price it has been offered. Just an FYI
| Tech Board|| Any opinions on Westinghouse TVs? - guedeaux on 8/13/14 at 9:41 am|
Just saw this deal at Best Buy, but I could not find any reviews about this specific model.
[link=(http://www.bestbuy.com/site/westinghouse-55-class-54-5-8-diag--led-1080p-120hz-hdtv/6949015.p?id=1219243021862&skuId=6949015&st=categoryid$abcat0101001&cp=1&lp=1)]Westinghouse - 55" Class (54-5/8" D...
| Tech Board|| Question about setting up a repeater bridge with dd-wrt, i.e. ip addresses - guedeaux on 8/7/14 at 9:30 am|
I am working on setting up a repeater bridge using dd-wrt. My goal is to have the routers on the same SSID and have the devices (mainly phones and tablets) access the router with the best signal. I finally got the client router accessing the internet from the access point router, but I have not yet ...
| Outdoor Board|| Quick grass question: dead spots after cutting very high grass. Best options? - guedeaux on 7/16/14 at 11:32 am|
The previous owners kept grass ridiculously high. Even when they cut it, the grass was at least 6 inches.
When I finally got to cut it yesterday it was ~10 inches high (up to middle of my chins). I cut it down to a little more than 3 inches (same height as neighbors' yards), and there are severa...
| O-T Lounge|| Weird Al with the Grammar Nazi's Anthem - guedeaux on 7/15/14 at 2:43 pm|
| Tech Board|| What is OpenWRT and dd-wrt and would the general public benefit from either? - guedeaux on 7/15/14 at 1:30 pm|
Every now and then I stumble on something mentioning either OpenWRT or DD-WRT, but I can never really figure out what they do. I get that it replaces the stock firmware, but for those of us that aren't developers, what does it offer?...
| More Sports Board|| Anybody playing golf in or around Houston tomorrow morning? - guedeaux on 7/5/14 at 3:18 pm|
since the golf thread is anchored...
Anybody playing in or around Houston tomorrow morning and have an extra spot or looking to play? If so, hit me up at my screenname at gmail :notcreepy:
This is my last weekend before moving and starting to work on my house, so probably the last time I get ...
| Tech Board|| Do I need to "clone" sd card when upgrading in a galaxy s4 - guedeaux on 6/21/14 at 9:24 am|
I am switching from a 32 gb to 64 gb sd card in my galaxy s4. I know that I need to unmount the old card before removing it. My question is, can I just copy and paste the stuff from that card to the 64 gb card or do I need to use some sort of clone tool so that the phone, e.g. music apps, recognizes...
| More Sports Board|| Nicest/Fanciest Houston area golf course for a company tournament? - guedeaux on 6/19/14 at 1:45 pm|
My wife is planning a golf tournament for her company (in the energy corridor). What are the TD golfers' suggestions?
I gave her this list in order of preference where I would want to play:
1. Black Horse
2. River Ridge
4. Wildcat (but frick wildcat, both courses are hard as h...
| Tech Board|| What's your favorite ROM? (rooting) - guedeaux on 6/13/14 at 11:45 am|
I just upgraded to rooted kit kat on ATT S4. I was using hyperdrive on jelly bean, but thinking about switching this time. Any one have suggestions or experience with other ROMs on ATT S4? I was looking at Echoes or CarHD.
Here is a list of kit kat modded ROMs for s4 (post 3 or 4).
| O-T Lounge|| How much flood insurance does one need? (Sugar Land, Tx, low-moderate risk) - guedeaux on 6/5/14 at 4:39 pm|
I am a first-time homebuyer and we are getting our homeowners insurance together. The agent also brought up flood insurance and of course quoted me only the $414 for $250/$100k coverage. The house is ~$200k, and our shite ain't too fancy.
So, being in a low-moderate B zone, what would the OT geniu...
| O-T Lounge|| how to set up a home office network/server/whatever - guedeaux on 4/25/14 at 11:53 am|
My dad is semi-retired and he wants to set up his outlook on his desktop to sync with his iPhone. He is using gmail. How can he (I) set up his computer to sync everything among his phone, gmail, and outlook? The biggest issue is that he sets appointments or makes a new contact on his phone or outloo...
| O-T Lounge|| Question about Statutory Durable Power of Attorney document - guedeaux on 4/2/14 at 11:28 am|
Is it acceptable to insert an expiration date for the power of attorney in the special instructions section or would we need to get a different document to end the power of attorney?
Background: My soon-to-be wife will be leaving the country for a few weeks while we are shopping for a house. So, ...
| O-T Lounge|| Home improvement cost question re:countertops - guedeaux on 4/2/14 at 10:00 am|
If one were to purchase a house in which the kitchen and bathroom cabinets were great but the counters were shitty laminate, is it easily possible to only replace the countertops? If so, what are the OT's suggestions for replacement material (any price estimate would be also appreciated)?
We are ...
| O-T Lounge|| Android 4.4.2 Rooting? Anyone have success with Samsung Galaxy S4 ATT? - guedeaux on 3/5/14 at 3:44 pm|
I found a few options for the I9505 variant of GS4, but nothing for I337.
| O-T Lounge|| OT advice: Best Pepper Spray for a female's self defense? - guedeaux on 2/3/14 at 9:33 am|
After a scary incident yesterday, I need to get my fiance something to defend herself or at least feel a little safer.
That being said, are there any pepper spray or similar products that the OT would suggest? I am sure there are different types of ingredients, etc. The only brand I know of is "M...