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Skylanders for an 11 year old's Christmas present - Bmath
My wife and I are helping out with an angel tree at church. The little boy we are buying presents for requested Skylanders as one of his suggested gifts. This in not something either one of us are very familiar with. Knowing that the kid is from a low income family I have no idea to what capa...


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Ordering a gift on Amazon through an account shared with your spouse - Bmath
My spouse wants to start Christmas shopping. We share an Amazon Prime account for the expedited shipping. The worry is that I'll be able to see whatever is ordered. Is there a way to hide recent orders, or do we just have to not share the account for the next month? I have my old account, bu...


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Service Tech is Stumped as to Why My Internet Speed is So Slow UPDATE 2 - Bmath
My internet plan through CABLELYNX internet guarantees up to 20 Mbs download at my house. During non peak hours I average 4 Mbs, and consistently hit speeds less than 1 Mbs during peak hours. This has made cutting the cable cord in June an absolute nightmare. The service agreement says that depen...


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Donation Drive For Ebola Patient’s Dog - Bmath
[link=(http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/14/dallas-animal-services-launches-donation-drive-for-ebola-patients-dog/)]Why do I feel like people will be more likely to donate to save this dog versus donating to help the people in Africa?[/link] This is also good to know: [quote]According to the CDC, t...


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Money Talk
Moving emergency fund into investments with big life changes expected this year - Bmath
All, I have mostly lurked on MT for a while now, and have taken the time to read through most of the stickied threads for beginners. Also I have a subscription to AAII.com, and have read through most of the Investor "Classroom" articles. While I have a good idea about what I want to do, I'm feeling...


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Upgrade to SSD or add more RAM to get better performance - Bmath
I have a 13" Macbook 5,1 (Late 2008 model) running OSX Mavericks with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB (2X2 1067 MHz DDR3Sticks) RAM, and a 250 GB 540 rpm HDD. The past year or so my system has started to feel sluggish. Especially when photo editing or when my wife leaves multiple pro...


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Cut the cord and can't get CBS on my antenna. - Bmath
I have tried a couple of different in door antennas. Both have signal booster and a range that should be well enough to pick up the station. The first was a mohu leaf knock off made by Amazon, and the other is a Mohu Cure 50. Ultimately it may be a line of site issue, but I'm really wary of trying ...


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14 Year old lives in Texas Walmart for days - Bmath
[link=(http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/teenager-made-corsicana-walmart-his-home/)]LINK[/link] [quote]The teen wasn’t just hiding in the store. He built a secret hidden compound and was able to call the 24-hour store home for four days before being discovered.[/quote] [img]https://cbsdallas....


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What caused the rebellion in Star Wars? - Bmath
The original trilogy really focuses on the rebellion trying to take down the empire, but they never really come out and say why. Sure, they used the Death Star to blow up Alderan, but they did this to send a message to the rebels. Why was there a rebellion in the first place? In the prequels ...


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Cable Modem Recommendations - Bmath
I am switching ISP's. From DSL to cable. The new company charges you a monthly modem fee if you don't have your own. I've been looking at coupling an Airport Express with a refurbished or used Arris/Motorola SURFboard. I know the Airport Express alone is probably pricier than some of the al...


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Cutting the cord game system advice - Bmath
We are cutting the cord in the next few days. I currently use an Xbox 360 in the living room for Netflix and the like. I still haven't made up my mind on which next gen system is better for me. However, I have considered staying with Xbox, but I'm not sure if the TV integration features would...


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Best way to unclutter MB HDD - Bmath
I have a 2009 Mac Book that I back up on an external HDD using time machine. There are a lot of old photos and grad school documents taking up too much space on my computer. I know that I could back up my computer, delete all the junk, and use that backup to access old files. However, this s...


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Could Nintendo merge the Wii U and 3DS? - Bmath
Would it be possible for Nintendo to merge the two systems? Instead of using the game pad, just have a 3DS or similar as a controller. Games (or at least portions) could be continued on the 3DS when traveling or to not tie up the TV. To some degree they have already done this with the game pad,...


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Home Advice - Moving to Baton Rouge in August - Bmath
Just received an unexpected job offer that would put me on track to return to Baton Rouge in August. My wife and I bought our first home in July of 2012, but don't know if we could realistically sell it before we move. We don't have much equity in the home because we only put 3% down for the FHA...


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Students Charged for Dog Keg Stand - Bmath
[img]http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories//images/kegstand-dog_10165.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/2-charged-dog-keg-stand-photo-10165.shtml?wap=0)]Sorry for partying[/link] [quote]Two students who attend the College at Brockport wi...


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Lolo Jones quarantined with flu like symptoms - Bmath
[quote]Jones tweeted Monday that she was in a "quarantine room" in the village. U.S. bobsled spokeswoman Amanda Bird confirmed Jones exhibited cold and flu symptoms, and that the move was precautionary. [/quote] [link=(http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=22439518&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tigerdroppings...


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Wearing coats over FR clothing - Bmath
The way I read the various guidelines it appears that an FR coat should be worn over other FR clothing in a gaseous environment potentially between the LEL and UEL. I am getting sent out in the oil field this weekend for consulting, and the temperatures are looking pretty cold. My project manage...


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SEC Rant
Penn State, of all teams, should have avoided James Franklin - Bmath
Dennis Dodd doing more work. I think he just hates the SEC: [link=(http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24403561/penn-state-of-all-teams-should-have-avoided-james-franklin)]LINK[/link] [quote]The fact there is "baggage" in the background of Vanderbilt's talented, affable, ...


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