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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - pongze
[quote]are there any smart thermostats that will look at temps in the rooms in the house and kick on the fan to regulate temp, or look at humidity and kick on the AC to bring the humidity down?[/quote] I think the ecobee has remote sensors that you can put in rooms away from the main thermostat, ...
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re: Sending UHD (4K) content to non UHD display - pongze
Thanks for the reply. I guess I answered my own question. I found a link that said that with the exception of Sharp Quattron Plus sets, which are no longer available, that 1080p sets cannot downscale 4k signals....
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Sending UHD (4K) content to non UHD display - pongze
Guys, is there any problem sending UHD content to a non UHD display? I currently split a signal between a UHD display, a wireless HDMI transmitter to a 1080p display, and a HDMI to component converter for a slingbox. My current splitter can't handle UHD signals and I was going to pick up a splitter ...
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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - pongze
Not sure if this has been covered already, but, if anyone is interested, I connected the original Wink hub as a secondary controller to my 2GIG alarm panel. I had read that the Wink hub wouldn't connect as a secondary controller, but it works for me. This has allowed me to use Alexa to control all m...
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re: Could someone please explain this magic trick - pongze
[quote]The other explanations are wrong the switch happens when he slides it to her left hand it allows him to pop the bands over each other where her finger is hooked. [/quote] I'm sure there are a few ways to do this, but I always did it when I pulled the bands tight away from each other...
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re: Question about Ubiquiti Unifi access point - pongze
Thanks, guys. Do you recommend shutting of my router's own wifi signal, i.e., will a competing signal on the same wavelength cause any issues?...
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Question about Ubiquiti Unifi access point - pongze
Hi all, after reading a few articles and seeing it recommended here, I've purchased the Ubiquiti Unifi UAC-AP-LR and set it up tonight. Am I correct in thinking that I need to leave it hardwired to my router? So far, it seems that the range on this thing is incredible. Thanks...
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re: Do You Feel Sorry For Those That Don't Know What Good Pizza Is? - pongze
[quote]It's a soggy, bland thing[/quote] Not a pizza snob here, but neapolitan mainly refers to the dough being just flour, water, salt, yeast, nothing else. Not sure if there's criteria for the sauce at all. But, basically, the Neapolitan place you have near you sounds like it just sucks. There'...
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re: Home Security Solution - Blink 2 Camera System + Echo Dot - pongze
I just did a quick read on the blink system. It seems the main issue is that it's rated for indoor only. For your backyard, I'm assuming you would mount it outdoors? One new cep thing is that it has audio, albeit only one way. I have an arlo system. No audio, but rated for outdoor installation. I...
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re: Doctor referrals, cardiologist, & other stuff - pongze
Uh... is that stuff what the NP told you? Gracious, you know, some PAs and NPs are pretty good, some are... opposite of that. Without looking reference ranges up, I can tell you that a 117 LDL is pretty good. And a [i]low[/i] creatinine? Seriously? That's an excellent creatinine and in general, the ...
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re: Pseudo Facebook Post About My Dad - pongze
That's amazing. Truly is....
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re: Recommendations for Portland? - pongze
Thanks all for the advice and recommendations, with shout out to Jax-Tiger. Wife and I just got back from our 2 night trip to Portland and had a good time. Tried lots of good food, including: Pok Pok: yes, the chicken wings are great Ken's Artisan Pizza Screen Door for breakfast Nong's Khao...
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re: Predict Miles new job - pongze
Funny enough, I was at dinner the other night and my wife's cousin's husband, who is a huge USCw homer, asked me if I thought that Les Miles would consider going to USCw. He was totally serious. Goes to show how Les is thought of from people who don't pay close attention. FTR, I love Les, but, like ...
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re: Mike VI Appreciation Thread. - pongze
What a beautiful cat. Are we sure #5 is Mike? JMO, but the markings look different to me....
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re: wireless security cameras - pongze
[quote]The motion detection sucks ass. [/quote] My arlo system has been pretty decent with the motion detection, although I had to tweak the sensitivity a but. It takes a second or two for it to kick in, so if it's a quick fleeting motion, it will record but not show anything moving. You can r...
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re: Home surveillance system recommendations - pongze
I got a system by EZVIZ a few months ago from Sam's. The tech for security cameras has significantly improved, with hi-def now instead of being rated in TVL (TV lines). Great image quality day and night. One thing for you, there are baluns available that can allow you to run regular security came...
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re: Two Palm Springs, CA Police Officers Killed Responding to DV Call - pongze
My wife and I are both ER docs at the trauma center to which the cops were taken. We were not working today. We got a picture an hour or two ago showing a mass gathering at the ambulance bay of mourners as the two deceased's bodies were removed. It is heartbreaking. Palm Springs is a small town. We ...
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re: Chris Jackson/Mahmoud Abdul Rauf - pongze
I never saw Pistol Pete or any guys pre-1985, but he was better than anybody else at the time or since, if we are just talking about college. He not just an amazing shooter but was also an amazing ball handler. Watching him dribble through Arkansas' 40 minutes of hell was beautiful....
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re: Tesla Model X - pongze
I wasn't a fan when I first saw one and thought that it looked odd. However, my wife wanted one and the thing has grown on me like no vehicle before. Perhaps it's the driving experience and interior that put it over the top, like a good soundtrack can do for a movie. I've gotten used to no front gri...
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re: Moving into a new place November 1st. Where can I find affordable furniture? - pongze
Do you have an ikea near you? They have decent stuff that's priced well. Costco also occasionally has some good furniture... that you can return whenever...
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