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re: what is a good wifi extender? - mchias1
[link=(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320168&cm_re=rt-n12-_-33-320-168-_-Product)]asus router[/link] This will work for what you want. I've never used it but have usually read good things about Asus routers....


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re: Ethernet for a home network - mchias1
well the shieled [i]may[/i] help. my boss just had a bunch of his electronics taken out by induced electric current from a nearby lightning strike. that's about the only reason to run shielded. My old house i just ran regular cat5 to each room. i only did one drop though. once in the room you c...


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re: How do you dispose of old computers and hard drives - mchias1
like others said. drill the HDD keeps people from getting at your old stuff. then bring everything to best buy. they recycle it for free, or at least bring it some 3rd world country to recycle....


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re: Someone explain rooting to me and tell me why I should do it - mchias1
if your contacts are not backed up by google you can download a contacts app that will let you back them up. i had this issue until i realized that whenever you add a contact make sure you select google and not phone....


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re: who do you use for DDNS these days since dyn-dns fricked us? - mchias1
i use that same site. allows me to stream my HTPC recorded tv when away from the house....


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re: Someone explain rooting to me and tell me why I should do it - mchias1
The main reasons I have rooted my phone: 1) titanium backup - allows you to one click back up and restore your apps 2) WiFi tether - there is some tether apps that don't require root. But I prefer the ones that do Another thing is nandroid backup. Basically a complete backup of your phone. S...


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re: for aspercel - equestrian/eventing barns - mchias1
She's looking for board at a place that has dressage arena and fences for jumping. Plus preferably someone who travels to events as well....


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re: for aspercel - equestrian/eventing barns - mchias1
Preferably around baton rouge. We don't have a trailer and she'd like to qualify for the championships in Houston next year. Thanks for the help everyone....


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for aspercel - equestrian/eventing barns - mchias1
Aspercel, Seen you posting quite a bit about riding. Fiance will be moving down in a few months. In september we plan on going look at barns for her, any suggestions to look at? she does dressage/XC/stadium stuff. i'm still learning the horse world so don't know all the terms....


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re: Suggestions for Recycling or Repurposing Old Hardware - mchias1
best buy takes electronics for free to recycle...


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re: Can you help me with an HTPC? - mchias1
if you don't NEED the steam gaming, I have 2 of these for HTPC's. [link=(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8366721&Sku=J001-10222)]Refurbed DELL PC[/link] You'd need to add a Blu-ray and maybe a cheap vid card. I haven't added the Blu-ray to mine, but ...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - mchias1
[quote]quote: Why should cable companies pay networks?? Exactly. People should just produce content for free. [/quote] you COMPLETELY missed my earlier posts. The networks made money BEFORE cable existed. HOW? b/c of ad revenue. That's how OTA is free to people. Cable companies, such as ...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - mchias1
Why should cable companies pay networks?? the only reason they do is b/c the networks have them over a barrel. they won't let them send out the OTA signals for free b/c cable companies want the other channels owned by the networks. it's not Aereo's fault that cable companies are raped by netw...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - mchias1
a want, you realize OTA broadcasts were there BEFORE cable right? they made money back then through advertising. When cable came around they found a way to get money from ads and your eyes watching their shows. they couldn't stand seeing cable channels getting paid and them not. Aereo is doing i...


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re: Aereo: How can anyone argue this is anything other than theft? - mchias1
Taxing_authority i think you are a bit confused on how Aereo works. You compare it to broadcasting the superbowl on a large screen to multitude of people. that would be like if aereo set up ONE antenna and ONE DVR then sent that signal to mulitple people. They don't do that. they set up ONE ...


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re: HDTV Antenna - Attic installation - mchias1
google antenna web. it'll tell you how far you are and what direction the stations are. i would try this first http://www.tvantennaplans.com/ i have one in my attic it works well. you don't need the reflectors unless you signal is weak. i don't have the reflectors on mine. I also have ...


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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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