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re: My Directv Now brethren, I'm throwing in the towel - UltimaParadox
Honestly the best thing about Vue/DTV now is that when the cable/satellite company calls your bluff on cancelling you have something to watch right away. We did Vue for 3 months then got the new customer pricing again from dish...
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re: Where should I start putting extra money every month? - UltimaParadox
[quote]1) Contribute as much as you can to anything your employer will toss in extra for you. That's free money. 2) Then get a Roth going. Because you can take out anything you put in without a penalty, it can be a solid emergency fund too. Max this. 3) If 1 and 2 are covered, max your 401 up to...
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re: Where should I start putting extra money every month? - UltimaParadox
Sounds like you are not maxing your 401k. That seems like the obvious choice. As the tax savings alone will be better than your other options. Guessing your employer is giving you similar target date fund options?...
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re: Advantages of buying unlocked phones from 3rd parties? - UltimaParadox
All depends on your wireless carrier. I know on T-Mobile there is zero fees. You just put your sim card in the new phone and it will work. Alot of manufacturers sell directly to consumers. So it is very common. You just need to make sure the phone you are buying will cover the bands of your w...
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re: Where can I go to buy some cheap ($40 or less) polarized sunglasses? - UltimaParadox
Costco Kirkland brand are very high quality and only 30 bucks...
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re: Tickbox tv device....legit? - UltimaParadox
[quote]Understood. Admittedly, I'm under-educated in this topic...but if I rarely watch ABC, CBS, or NBC (except for sporting events), would something like this take the place of cable TV[/quote] No what you would be looking for is a streaming service such as PlayStation Vue or DirecTV now. Th...
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re: Tickbox tv device....legit? - UltimaParadox
Sounds like just another android box running Kodi. So legit is not a word I would use. I am sure it would work, but it is nothing special....
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re: Optical audio connection - UltimaParadox
Yes it would pass from your TV to your sound system through the optical out. Might be a slight delay so be prepared for some minor timing. ...
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re: AMD returns to high-end gaming CPUs with Ryzen 7 - UltimaParadox
I am hopeful but skeptical. Initial numbers have been only given by AMD, I will wait till March 2nd to get third party bench marks....
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re: Internet Speeds. - UltimaParadox
To answer your actual question to actually get your advertised speeds: 1) You will need a [b]gigabit Ethernet card installed on your computer[/b]. You could buy one yourself or you could buy any new computer as it has been a standard for many years. 2) If you are using a router you will need ...
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re: When will XOM recover? - UltimaParadox
[quote]Huh? How does that work? [/quote] I am assuming he means share buybacks. However I believe that is unlikely as they don't have the same cash flow with oil floating around 50. Actually debt has been increasing to keep the current dividends and cap ex. This isn't their first rodeo and unl...
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re: Lots of Devices - New Router or New Modem ? - UltimaParadox
That would definitely do it. If you have any tools a channel scanner could work wonders for your WiFi. Might be able to move channels and clear up a lot of your issues if your baby monitor stays fairly constant...
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re: Lots of Devices - New Router or New Modem ? - UltimaParadox
Sounds like you have some 2.4ghz congestion. Using an old cordless phones around the house?...
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re: Lots of Devices - New Router or New Modem ? - UltimaParadox
Your router should be more than plenty. Have you ran speed tests when it seems to start going slow? PS Vue recommends around 10mbit per stream. What internet speed are you paying for? When do the slowdowns occur, is it always in the evenings?...
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re: Burger King getting ready to buy out Popeyes - UltimaParadox
Would this be another inversion deal? Similar to what burger King did in 2015? Wondering what Trump will say, as it was pretty obvious that the whole point is to avoid taxes. Edit, this does not seem to be the case. Guessing they are just expanding at this point....
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re: Switching from ATT to T-Mobile - UltimaParadox
If you are out of contract you should be able to contact ATT to unlock the phone. I know that Verizon no longer locks their iPhones starting with the 6. If you still owe money for your contract or devices, if you trade in a phone and buy a phone they will pay your etf. The good thing is that a...
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re: T-mobile service...it seems to better recently. - UltimaParadox
Whole I don't live in the area, I visit the DFW area every year. Zero coverage issues and always get 4g LTE. Most of my time has been in the plano area....
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re: Amazon Prime 4K UHD - UltimaParadox
It takes a little while but it works through a fire TV...
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re: GM Stock - UltimaParadox
While a large percentage of non truck owners probably don't consider GM a viable option. It is hard to argue the value given the current state of the market. I honestly believe self driving cars are going to be a rapidly disruptive force in the car market and I know GM has spent a lot of money to...
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re: Financial Advisors? - UltimaParadox
Is there any chance you go self directed? Opening an account on vanguard and buying low cost index funds really doesn't require anything more than a few weeks of reading. If you really need an advisor make sure you find a fee only advisor... And you don't find that at Edward Jones. Typically t...
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