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re: Car purchase revisited: Charger R/T Scat Pack - LSUtigerME
I have just recently learned of the 2016 Infiniti Q50 (nomenclature for new G37 sedan) being equipped with a twin turbo V6 cranking out 400 hp. I've been contemplating a Charger, along with others (BMW, Audi, SS, etc), but can't shake the dodge/charger stigma. ATS-V was my lean, but a 400 hp Inf...
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re: Ultra thin wall mount for 65" tv: help please - LSUtigerME
The mount works well. Very secure. The TV is a 59" Samsung Plasma (PN59D8000). So it's a little thicker than a lot of the LEDs out today....
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re: Tech product you're most excited about in 2016? - LSUtigerME
Definitely OLEDs and of course the iPhone 7....
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re: Ultra thin wall mount for 65" tv: help please - LSUtigerME
Mono price Ultra slim wall mount. I have 3 of them. Work great. No more than 1" off the wall. Don't think it's quite 0.19", but it's slim. $15. [link=(http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/product/details/5918?maincategoryid=109&categoryid=10828&subcategoryid=1082822&cpncd=)]MonoPrice UltraSlim Moun...
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re: Anybody been listening to these Serial podcast updates regarding the hearing? - LSUtigerME
The change to every other week is disappointing. I started season 1 in the middle and pretty was able to listen non-stop in the car for a couple weeks. I was hooked. The updates definitely have a teenage girl feel to it. But they are interesting. I don't think they are rooting for his innocence,...
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re: Engineering Calculation Question - LSUtigerME
If it is an relatively thin remaining wall thickness, you can approximate it by calculating the shear stress in the bottom of the hole through internal pressure. This would assume a local shearing/blowout of the hole due to the pressure inside. From a general rupture perspective, if the holes hol...
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re: Garage door won't open after lightning strike. - LSUtigerME
More than likely the board is damaged by the capacitor blowing out. Happened to me, cost like $150 for parts and labor to replace. You can open it up and should be able to tell if the board is bad and replace it yourself. It's not too expensive, but maybe worth just calling someone....
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re: Sports sedan car question? - LSUtigerME
Jag XF Cadillac ATS-V (personal favorite) or CTS-Vsport BMW 3 Series (New M3 will run you $70k+ optioned out) Audi A6 S-Line with the 3.0 V6 Do you not like the Infiniti Q50S?...
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re: Best midsize sedan for the money? - LSUtigerME
Didn't really give a lot of info. Is a V6 required? Or do you want a I4? CVT a problem? FWD or RWD or AWD? Honda Accord, Camry, Altima, Sonata are all good options in this segment. If you want a V6, it eliminates a few options (Mazda 6 if I recall), and opens up a few more (Maxima). I have a V...
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re: Excel Help: Adding/Converting feet and inches - LSUtigerME
[quote] It might have a fraction display like when you set something as $ or %, but idk[/quote] That's what I would look for, see if there's a number formatting that could help. If not, maybe use hidden cells to convert the numbers to text using concatenate and "&"....
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re: Anyone play clash of clans? - LSUtigerME
[quote] I was rejected from the tigerdroppings clan [/quote] Did you put TD in the request? Rushed base? I find Masters to have decent loot, and the bonus makes up for the army costs. Champs you tend to get crushed often, while M1-2 I get hit but not usually as heavy....
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re: Anyone play clash of clans? - LSUtigerME
[quote] How often do you guys war? I have to take a break currently because my queen takes 9+ days to upgrade. [/quote] Non-stop. Search every other day at 5 PM CST. War start at 5 today. Heroes cap out at 7 days to upgrade....
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re: Programmable thermostats - LSUtigerME
I usually bump mine 6 degrees or so when I'm away. I've had it for years though and WiFi thermostats weren't as cheap and available. I'd definitely opt for a WiFi enabled one now for essentially the same price....
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re: Question for those who have had lasik eye surgery - LSUtigerME
[quote] Nothing wrong with seeing your optometrist first if you wish, especially if you know him and trust his judgment (or hers). However only ophthalmologists perform the surgery.[/quote] This. I did not go to my optometrist or my ophthalmologist when I decided to have the surgery. I had a co...
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re: Downloading A Photo When Right Click Save Doesn't Work? - LSUtigerME
I've always used "View -> Source" to get the actual image address. Copy and paste directly into address bar. You may can get Google to do it for you with a Image search, and display just the image....
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re: Wife wants smaller suv, but still 3rd row - LSUtigerME
My wife and I love her MDX. She had the last gen as well, and the new MDX is far far better. The luxuries inside much better, but the removal of AWD (not necessary) and the much improved gas mileage (old best was 17/20, new is 22/31). I don't find it mawmaw at all....
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re: Amazon prime (3-5 day) - LSUtigerME
I've also never had an issue with 2-Day shipping. However, during the holidays I notice they always default my "Prime Shipping" option to the 3-5 Day option. The credit for "No Rush" is also nice if you order early. Will be on the lookout for the shipping delays....
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re: Would you try to negotiate for a new car online with a group email? - LSUtigerME
Typically, they will not respond. We've tried various bidding techniques with varying degrees of success. Open bids, closed bids, reverse bids, etc. For negotiating a vehicle, typically you can do a blind quote, and use that as leverage against the other. Some dealers won't want to mess with it ...
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re: Cash vs finance vehicle - LSUtigerME
[quote]Paying cash for anything provides an amazing piece of mind that is difficult to value [/quote] What happens to that cash if you finance it? You just blowing it on hookers and blow? Or is it still available to you, at any time, to fully pay off the vehicle, still providing the "peace of mi...
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re: Recommend a tablet for my kids - LSUtigerME
If they are accustomed to an iPad and your family uses iOS, an iPad mini would be my recommendation. Can share apps, very familiar/intuitive interface, and tons of app support. I have multiple iPhones, iPads, some Kindles, and Firesticks, and the iPad is much easier to use. The kindles are great...
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