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re: Student Loan Advice - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I believe going that route has the rest of the loan forgiven after 20 years.[/quote] I can't think of a scenario where 20 years of meager payments on a $40K sum + the tax bomb at the end of it (whatever is forgiven is counted as income that year) puts you ahead of paying it off early. ...
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re: Need info/personal opinions of Apple TV - Hopeful Doc
I like it. It is more expensive than its competitors. I think the interface is thr best of the Big Three, though I could see someone preferring Roku. Amazon is a distant 3rd here. It is the only one, I believe, that supports Dolby Vision, and I do think the overall picture looks better than the ...
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re: Smokejumpers - Hopeful Doc
The director was a real dick. Vinny was great in his scenes. He was a great second lead. I'm still pissed the studio pulled the plug on it. ...
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re: In all seriousness, why doesn’t BLM come to Lake Charles to help clean up and rebuild? - Hopeful Doc
I don't think their organization focuses on service to others. ...
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re: L.A. Heath director states she won't open schools until after the election. - Hopeful Doc
[quote]L.A. Heath director [/quote] Their taxes are way too high if they have a government-appointed director of delicious buttery toffee covered in chocolate. Is she the one responsible for the ratio between the two and the size of a fun size candy bar?...
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re: What AVR are you using? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Will do, the connection on the back for the surround speakers are for super small wires[/quote] You have spring connectors? That shouldn't be a concern at all. ...
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re: What AVR are you using? - Hopeful Doc
Marantz sr6009 with a separate amp on the mains for a 5.2 in my "big rig" room. Marantz sr6011 with a fairly crappy 5.1.4 setup in the main tv viewing area. If you sense a trend, I like marantz. I bought the 6-series thinking I'd eventually buy separate amps for everything. If this isn't s...
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re: Anyone have experience making a fax machine run over voip? - Hopeful Doc
Are you talking about your service provider eliminating analog to the premise, so you have a Cox/charter/ATT/etc? If so, they should provide an adapter and your analog stuff should work. Sounds like this isn't your case So have you gone out and leased your own VOIP provider and are trying to get ...
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re: How Soon Will You Light The Fireplace? - Hopeful Doc
My fireplace had a gas starter. I swapped it out for gas logs and a remote. The wife lights it 3-5 days a week year round. Girl loves fire. ...
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re: Anyone have experience making a fax machine run over voip? - Hopeful Doc
I have caused my fax machine to work about 30% of the time over VOIP with a Grandstream ATA before giving up and paying for an analog line....
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re: Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or rent a car? - Hopeful Doc
Where am I, how long am I staying, how far am I from the airport, and is there a shuttle? Am I renting a cabin on a lake or going to the Las Vegas strip? If I’m in a major US city, I don’t mind public transit/metro. Wife tends to prefer that we use a ride share app to the subway/bus....
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re: Tech rally- is this a blowoff top? - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Timing the market always a smart move.[/quote] Hey, if you sold on every peak and bought on every low, you’d do better than if you dollar cost averaged. It’s just that people don’t realize you can’t know where the peak and the trough are until they have already passed. ...
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re: Retirement account options - backdoor Roth - Hopeful Doc
[quote]do have some traditional IRAs in some accounts external from my current employer sponsored plan. These were non-Roth 401ks from previous employers.[/quote]. Did you roll them into IRA or are they still 401k? It’s probably best explained with an example. If you have multiple 401k, then yo...
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re: Just Finished Clone Wars (Spoilers) - Hopeful Doc
I think Clone Wars was the best done part of the entire Star Wars Universe. While it's an acid-trip of a 3-episode story that really fails to make much sense in the grand scheme of the universe, I think I would like to see them try to bring the bit where Anakin was basically offered the role o...
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re: Feit Smart RGBW Downlights review - Hopeful Doc
Any reason other than cost you like this over Hue + a lutron Aurora switch?...
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re: Speaker/Surround Sound questions, recommendations - Hopeful Doc
[quote]5 speakers total.[/quote] So any 5.1 receiver will work fine. just search for that on Amazon. There's options from Denon, Sony, and a few other "big" brands. If you have a 4k tv that you use Netflix/etc on, you don't really need a 4k receiver and can search for even non-HDMI options ...
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re: Speaker/Surround Sound questions, recommendations - Hopeful Doc
[quote]What equipment will I need in order to use these speakers?[/quote] How many pairs of wires are there, and how many speakers? You need an AV receiver. [link=(https://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-S540BT-Bluetooth-Compatible-Streaming/dp/B07C49F2LD/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=5.1+receiv...
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re: Weather channel babes NSFW - Hopeful Doc
[quote]What, no traffic chicks?[/quote] Stay in your lane, bro...
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re: What is the point of media? - Hopeful Doc
1) obtain viewership 2) sell ads...
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re: BLM lol - Hopeful Doc
I say this with absolutely no underlying meaning: I love all olives except those. ...
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