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re: WiFi tethering on Sprint GS3 - mchias1
Nope, rooting the phone does nothing to your data. if you install a new rom then you have to reinstall all your apps and data. all rooting does it open up the [root] area of the phone, so apps can have more control of it. it's like having admin privilages on a work PC, instead of the crippled idi...


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re: WiFi tethering on Sprint GS3 - mchias1
I think she'd be fine as long as she doesn't stream shows through her phone to her pc. if she just uses it to surf the web or download things for class there's no way she'd ever get high enough data usage for sprint to care. (I have sprint and the GS3) Before I rooted my phone, I used to use one...


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re: When I plug my coax into my DVR, my speakers HUMMMMMM - mchias1
[quote]No..I go HDMIs to the TV..Then I use one optical cable to the receiver..I don't need to change inputs on the receiver when I change to another source...This also allows me to not have to watch everything with surround sound.[/quote] You may want to change your setup. Most tvs cripple the ...


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re: 46 or 50" TV? Leaning toward the 46. - mchias1
Get the 50". You won't regret going larger. Now the other thing you mentioned about the sofa not directly facing the tv could be a reason to go plasma. The plasma won't have off-axis color distortion like a LCD tv will (and yes LED is still LCD. there are no pure LED tv's yet in your price ran...


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re: trouble with flash player for android device - mchias1
i had to install dolphin jetpack browser to get flash to work on my device. the hack works if you follow the steps exactly. i couldn't get mine to work then noticed i forgot about jetpack. i had to open jetpack at least once for it to work....


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re: Need advise on three vehicles. - mchias1
before the cherokee was released they were still tuning the software for the transmission. that was the reason they were delayed being sold. they've got it fixed. the 8-speed is the one designed by chrysler and mercedes. it's used across the lineup now for chrysler. definitely recommend test ...


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re: The canine world lost a great one today! - mchias1
sorry for your loss. I know EXACTLY how you felt this morning. I've done the same thing the last couple of days. Just looking out at the backyard and remembering all the times seeing my little guy out there. It's been 3 days now. The day after was probably the worst. It has been getting a litt...


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Memorial to the dogs we loved and lost this past year. - mchias1
There's been a couple threads recently of people who have lost their loving companions. I lost mine yesterday. In memorial of my best friend: [img]https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q82/s720x720/1456485_10102885657366535_1362312649_n.jpg[/img] Tucker - 4 years old. husky mix....


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re: Struggling with the loss of my dog this past Sunday - mchias1
I'm there with ya. I put my little guy down yesterday. The last day has been hard. I'm trying to take solace in the fact I know he is no longer suffering. As much as I wish he was still next to me in the morning, his memory will always be with me. They truly are perfect creatures. Nothing bu...


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re: All Dogs Go To Heaven - mchias1
Put my little boy down this morning. We had a bad night of a lot of panting and whining. He would fall asleep due to exhaustion of panting. This morning I could see it in his eyes he was ready. Always dreaded this day, but I'm starting to feel better. I know he's no longer suffering from his ca...


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re: All Dogs Go To Heaven - mchias1
Sorry about your loss. I'm currently struggling with mine. I have to make the call soon. He's 4 and cancer is starting to take over. I've been a wreck the last couple of days. It's tough looking into their eyes, but they see love back....


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re: TV experts, help requested. - mchias1
it's a good tv. the reason it's cheap is it doesn't have any internet apps. it's a "dumb" tv. it's still a good tv. I wouldn't worry about the lack of HDMI inputs. I use one on my tv b/c i have a receiver that does the switching for me....


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re: TV Experts, need help - mchias1
There is no simple box that will do what you need and pass through the locals in HD. you have a couple of options. 1) repair the tv yourself. good luck. 2) get a cable box from cox. downside you have to pay rental fee. 3) can get a tuner for a pc then connect it to your tv. (my current setu...


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re: People who use Google Voice on their phones, why is Sprint different? - mchias1
It's been awhile since I messed w/ setting mine up, but if I remember you didn't have to convert your sprint number to your google voice number. You could if you wanted to, which I did. You could always create another google voice account, then attach your sprint number to it as a "office number...


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re: Sanyo TV, any good? - mchias1
Unless he is getting an OLED which is crazy expensive, a LED tv IS a LCD tv. LCD is the display type, not the backlighting technique. The "lcd" you are referring to is a CFL-LCD. You'd be hard pressed to find a CFL-LCD now. Pretty much have all switched to edge lit LED or the more expensive ones...


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re: OT'ers with an engineering degree - mchias1
ME & CompE maintenance to keep AF planes flying....


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re: Pan sauce for steak...with beer? - mchias1
benningan's used to have a steak sauce made w/ Guiness. it was awesome. i've never tried to make, but sounds like what you want....


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re: Favorite whiskey? - mchias1
[quote]Forty Creek! If you haven't had it, try it. For those that like Crown it is much cheaper and is a little sweeter. You owe it to yourself to at least buy a fifth and give it a go.[/quote] i 2nd this! so smooth and the slight vanilla flavor is awesome....


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re: Thinking about ditching AT&T for Sprint. Smart move? - mchias1
you are only roaming if you are actively using your phone. which would be talking for the cell radio or if some app is using your data connection...


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re: Thinking about ditching AT&T for Sprint. Smart move? - mchias1
when i said to much i was talking about going to the 1000's of minutes a month. you'd almost have to been roaming more than sprint's network. check out sensorly.com you can view data and voice coverage for all the carriers there. and it's done by people not by the carriers which fudge their co...


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re: Thinking about ditching AT&T for Sprint. Smart move? - mchias1
nope it's free roaming. just like every other carrier, don't go excessive with the roaming or they will boot you....


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re: Thinking about ditching AT&T for Sprint. Smart move? - mchias1
i've been with sprint for over 10 years now. i had them while at LSU. I never had trouble w/ texts or phone calls. Even now when i drive in to BR, i don't have issues. i haven't been home since they upgraded to LTE in BR so i can't speak to that. also if you are in a rural area and sprint...


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re: Dish vs Cox vs Charter no need to comment about directv or att uverse - mchias1
i just cancelled dish for Cox. I LOVED dish. They have plenty of HD channels and good quality signal, except when a really bad storm was in the way of the dish. I switched to Cox b/c i bought a 3 tuner cable card reciever for my HTPC. if dish had the same capability i would have stuck with the...


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re: How bad do long distance relationships suck? - mchias1
she lives in pittsburgh i live in middle f'ing georgia. been friends for 3+ yrs, now serious and best friends (4 months). we see each other one weekend a month for 4-5 days. alternate plane flights. text all day and video chat every night. forgot to add: i work on a military base. s...


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re: Question for Sprint and Tmobile users in BR - mchias1
old school VZ do as well, but i was assuming he'd be switching and no clue who he is w/ currently...


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re: Question for Sprint and Tmobile users in BR - mchias1
I have sprint. Had it in the early 2000's before i moved after college. Never had issues. wasn't the fastest then, but it's gotten better. I haven't had the chance to try LTE down there as it's just spreading like fire over the last month or 2. i've never had a dropped call anywhere in bato...


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re: ACL Reconstruction and Medial Meniscus Surgery - mchias1
I'm actually dealing w/ the same thing with my knee now. I did 5 weeks of therapy. Felt like it helped. I was able to run a little. But just recently my knee started bothering me again. My wonderful insurance denied me a MRI when I first hurt it and said I needed therapy instead. Dr thought I ...


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re: OT Vets - Dog food question - mchias1
i 2nd Taste of the Wild. They have 5 different flavors, all corn free. My almost 4 yr old loves the stuff. I always mix up the flavor I buy for him. He never has problems from it, and he doesn't get bored of the taste this way. It's one of the least expensive of the good brands. ...


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re: Post a pic of your dog/cat - mchias1
[img]https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/225901_10100446326330485_6973730_n.jpg[/img] [img]https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/37900_979263216735_2621905_n.jpg[/img]...


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re: Best new 2013 SUV on the market between 30k-35K - mchias1
I own a 2013 Jeep GC. I LOVE IT. plenty of space and decent enough gas mileage. I average about 20 around town. Get up to 23-24 on the highway, if i keep my speed to 75. If you don't want/need the third row, i would highly recommend it. You can get it very nicely equipped for 30-35. If you do...


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