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re: Buying a new mattress: where should I go? - mchias1
[quote]Go see Billy at Wholesale Mattress, Tell him you want the top of the line. Tell him how you want it. $1,000 for foam topped or $800 for plain. Sketchy looking place but a good guy who makes a good mattress. Bought my last two from him, the first about 20 years ago, about to buy an...
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re: HDMI cables. Can you really tell the difference? - mchias1
[link=(http://www.cnet.com/news/when-are-expensive-cables-worth-it/)]cnet article on various media cables[/link]...
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re: Want to take a trip to Italy - Thoughts on length of stay, cost, and places? - mchias1
Just got back from honeymoon in Italy. We flew into Milan (cheapest to fly into) and drove to Casetta, a small town outside Siena. We did 4 nights there. The wife really wanted to see the colliseum, so we took a train from Chiusi into Rome. We were there until 2ish and left to head back. Too ...
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re: TVs and OTA Channels - Antenna Necessary? - mchias1
if you have basic cable, then just plug the COAX (the wire with the silver screw type connector) into your tvs. With COX, you get ALL the locals (ABC,NBC,CBS,FOX, and PBS) for free in HD. Do a cable scan and you should see some digital channels show up. The channels numbers will be XX.X (of cours...
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re: LSU Engineering classes - mchias1
Take it with Dr. C. There's a reason he is nicknamed "Dr. C or better". Thermo I is not hard. It's all about the different cycles and if you can read the charts in the back of the book. Pretty sure I got a B in that class with out old notes or tests. Was actually one of my easier ME classes...
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re: Netflix playing from laptop to TV help - mchias1
I just fixed this problem on my TV after updating my video card. Go to Control Panel->Sound You should see your TV (or HDMI) listed as a playback device. My TV shows up on my list. Right click on your TV and set it to default, that should set it so any time you plug it into your tv the s...
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re: Touring Italy and have two days to spend at any of the following: - mchias1
for you guys who have been to Tuscany, i'll be on my honeymoon in June for a week. Have a place in Tuscany right out of Siena. We definitely plan one day of touring the local vineyards. We want to go to Florence. We also plan on doing a day along the coast of Tuscany. What would be recommendati...
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re: Upload Speed question - mchias1
if you get 70 upload at work and 20 at home, then work is faster. have you tried running a speedtest at both locations to verify upload speeds you see? That should tell you whether to upload at home or work....
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re: Needing more cable boxes than Cox will give me. - mchias1
see if they'll give you a cable card and purchase one of these: [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GX-SM530CF-Streaming-Player-Built-/dp/B00EYO241Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1428522548&sr=8-4&keywords=cable+card+tuner)]samsung cable card tuner[/link] or you could purchase a silicon dust network tu...
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re: P90X-3/T-25 in-game thread - mchias1
Today is day one of T25. Starting after work. Did one month of insanity 2-3 years ago and helped, and have done about 1 week of T25. This time I have to be serious. Got to be in shape for the future wife in 2 1/2 months and the honeymoon ;-) 5'10" and about at 180 now, need to get back down to ...
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re: OT World Travelers...3 days in Florence.. - mchias1
[quote]Best thing we did on our trip was rent a car and drive to Forte Dei Marmi, it was by far the best beach I have ever been to. Also I would suggest doing the Tuscany Vespa tour, you ride around the country side drinking at different vineyards[/quote] the SO and I are going on our honeymoon t...
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re: Home Security Upgrade - mchias1
[link=(http://www.alarmdecoder.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/1/osCsid/f9e1c5qbe678oke2ur2doll9l4)]alarm decoder[/link] I'm looking to add this to my system. If you have a pc that is always on you can use it as a keypad. Just set up the "keypad" to email or text you an alert....
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re: Washer & Dryer recommendations? - mchias1
[quote]same company, but different visions, as you can suspect innovations can lead to failures, while Maytag generally fixes issues found before, the Bravos system has been ripe with flaws[/quote] is the centennial line better than the bravos?...
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re: What are those little buildings along Causeway bridge southbound? - mchias1
I'm an engineer at a Baton Rouge firm that works with the causeway. A few months ago, I did work on the fiber communication network that monitors the power at each building and the relays states. My coworker is an ex-power company guy and he maintains the relay system, I was helping him troublesho...
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re: What are those little buildings along Causeway bridge southbound? - mchias1
They are for power switching. The causeway is powered by CLECO and Entergy, one from each shore. The building house relays that open or close should power go out for one company so the other company can supply power to the rest of the bridge....
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re: LSU 0 ALABAMA 19 Hockey,**EDITED W/ PICS*** - mchias1
We have an adult league at leos with 8 teams. The LSU guys practice before we play. There is a kids group, don't know how organized....
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re: Dog Thread, Post a picture of your Dog - mchias1
[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10411205_10104215089952975_3204847942966186170_n.jpg?oh=427197440b5f819ec865c122bf880389&oe=5551C627&__gda__=1428434802_ba253f9f45e6fd13f9c0fabf948f7d8b[/img] mine is on the right. fiance's is on the left....
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re: looking for custom home builder - mchias1
Thanks for the helpful suggestions. Going to start looking at them. Does Townsend allow for structural changes to their designs? One thing we like about cretin is we could add rooms or change walls if we want. We are ok with a "spec" house if that's what it is called. We just don't want a neig...
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re: looking for custom home builder - mchias1
Wasn't necessarily looking for a review unless someone worked with them. More looking for other options for builders....
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re: looking for custom home builder - mchias1
I am in baton rouge. We are looking to build in LP, between denham and Livingston. We are still looking for a lot....
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