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re: Question: Why Does America Have the Highest Healthcare Costs Than Any Other Modern Country - pongze
[quote]Here's a tip: don't commit malpractice and I won't sue your ass. Deal?[/quote] So, in my 12 year career post-residency as an emergency physician, I have been named in one lawsuit and had to give a deposition, represented by a lawyer paid for by my group, which is self-insured. I was nam...
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re: Any Tesla Model 3 Reservation Holders Here? - pongze
[quote]Most tesla owners I've spoken with are holding out for the AWD[/quote] I have a dual motor S and I've driven a number of single motor S's. There's just that little extra torque with dual motors that made the single motors seem sluggish in comparison. Keywords: in comparison. Still extremel...
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re: Amazon Prime Day - pongze
[quote]What does the standard Echo go for? I know it's not 179.99[/quote] It actually is. They sometimes go on sale for, I think, $129.99, but this is by far the lowest I've seen....
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PSA: Amazon Prime $79/year if ordered through Alexa - pongze
For any of you who were not already on Prime, like me, right now, if you order Amazon Prime through Alexa, i.e. by voice, you get a $20 discount off a year. Just in time for prime day on Tuesday. Also, if you've never done a voice reorder of a product before, as a Prime member, do a voice reorder...
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re: Remote viewing of home security cameras - pongze
I have two brands that have worked well. I have wired security cameras with a dvr and a wireless (but plug for power) 360° camera that records to sd card by a company called EZVIZ. They work great and easily accessible through the internet. Secondly, I have an Arlo system from Netgear. Works fine...
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re: What smart home devices do you currently use? - pongze
The nice thing about smart devices is that, by and large, they don't need to be prewired. Despite the advancement of wireless technology, if I were in your position, I'd prewire the heck out of the house, including prewiring for security cameras. Put outlets and/or channels wherever you think you mi...
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re: Vivint Thermostat Control - pongze
It should be a zwave thermostat, so you need another controller like a wink hub or something else....
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re: Can you connect an outdoor tv to cable without using a receiver? - pongze
Depends on what your source is. Before cutting the cord, I used a wireless hdmi set from monoprice to pretty good success. Actually, I guess I'm still using it, throwing a roku signal to a tv in my kitchen. Sorry, on mobile right now and can't link....
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re: I CATscan disc copied - pongze
Are you referring to a disc with CAT scan images? If so, my understanding is that it's a simple CD, all you need is a CD burner and copying software....
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re: PS Vue with Chromecast Question - pongze
It was easy to do on the firetv but I didn't see the option on roku when I first set it up. If you don't have a firetv, maybe try it on the PlayStation vue website. We have a separate user profile for me, my wife, and then the two of use together for the shows that we watch together. All under the s...
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re: If any of you are in the market for a 4K SUHD TV with HDR, you won't get better than this: - pongze
[quote]The big bubble wrap on that corner was busted[/quote] Sucks, condolences. Mine arrived in great condition, just gotta get a mount now....
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re: PS Vue with Chromecast Question - pongze
Have you set up separate user accounts within your PSVue account?...
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Any opinions on Flter VPN router? - pongze
Was on kickstarter and now Indiegogo, [link=(https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flter-privacy-security-router-technology)]LINK[/link]. Thinking about taking the plunge with their lifetime subscription but it's always a crapshoot with these new products....
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re: Introducing the new Echo Show!!!! - pongze
[quote]I want something like the wink relay [/quote] I already have a Wink hub and arlo cameras, so I'm very much thinking of getting this as the Echo already has Wink integration....
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re: Vivint reviews - pongze
They're GE branded. I installed most of them probably about 5-6 years ago. They work great....
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re: Vivint reviews - pongze
Perhaps it's because I'm a different state, but I've been happy with Vivint in California. Previously, they were APX, which I believe was banned in Louisiana. A few times, I've had some issues with customer service, but for the most part I've been happy. I had a problem with a sensor triggering fals...
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re: Smart plug ins - pongze
We have a hot water recirculating pump in our garage. Our master bedroom is on the other side of the house. The convenience of switching that pump on and off from the master bathroom rather than going to the garage is worth the cost. ETA: the pump does have a timer built in, but my wife and I bot...
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re: HDMI splitters - pongze
[quote]Don't the splitters downgrade to the lowest resolution and framerate? [/quote] I believe that this is the case. I tried to find one that could output different resolutions, but they will typically only do one resolution at a time. I set it to 4K and my 1080p unit couldn't process it. I'm s...
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re: Echo Dot - pongze
If it matters, the difference in the sound quality is astounding between the regular echo and even the tap compared to the dot...
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re: Medical residency spinoff. Rank the specialties - pongze
[quote]We are a small rural hospital. Our ER docs can find the time to nap for 2-3 hours but can't do their charts[/quote] :lol: at your generalizations then. Are your EM docs board certified EM residency trained? It's unfortunate, but most docs that meet that qualification will not be going to a...
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