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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:34 pm

I'm thinking of finally breaking down and getting one of those "learning" thermostats. Anyone have any experience or input on the nest or ecobee or others?
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Postby Proven Veteran » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:28 pm

I have a nest, but I haven't installed it yet.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:47 pm

take it to hidefjunkies
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Postby treebird » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:53 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:take it to hidefjunkies


i bet cc has a thermostat that can hear the audio from his weekly viewing of avatar and instantly raises the temperature and humidity in his house so he feels like he's really in a rainforest.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:56 pm

treebird wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:take it to hidefjunkies


i bet cc has a thermostat that can hear the audio from his weekly viewing of avatar and instantly raises the temperature and humidity in his house so he feels like he's really in a rainforest.

do they make foot operating remotes?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:57 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
treebird wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:take it to hidefjunkies


i bet cc has a thermostat that can hear the audio from his weekly viewing of avatar and instantly raises the temperature and humidity in his house so he feels like he's really in a rainforest.

do they make foot operating remotes?


It seems far more likely that he has a diabolical temperate system that allows him to heat the floor area so that people feel the need to take their shoes off.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:33 am

That just sounds like it would smell horrifically bad
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:53 am

That just excites him even more.
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Postby seanimal » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
treebird wrote:
i bet cc has a thermostat that can hear the audio from his weekly viewing of avatar and instantly raises the temperature and humidity in his house so he feels like he's really in a rainforest.

do they make foot operating remotes?


It seems far more likely that he has a diabolical temperate system that allows him to heat the floor area so that people feel the need to take their shoes off.


i just want to point out that, entirely divorced from the context of this conversation, radiant heating is the horsefeathers
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:31 am

I bought my house in July with a Nest already installed. I can't say for sure if it's life changing or even a energy saver since my previous experience was an apartment where I just paid for electricity. Still it's neat and I'm sure would be better if I took the time to learn the system.
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Postby seanimal » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:12 am

chrome is going to keep getting faster

The update contains a new data compression algorithm called Brotli, which Google first unveiled in September. It squishes the size of a website down by 26% more than Chrome's previous compression tool, Zopfli.


http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/21/technol ... me-faster/
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:18 am

Will it make Chrome less of a bloated resource hog?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:18 am

Circuit City might come back. I don't quite hate the idea of the new format.

http://gizmodo.com/circuit-city-might-b ... 1755604325
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Postby Banedon » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:15 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Circuit City might come back. I don't quite hate the idea of the new format.

http://gizmodo.com/circuit-city-might-b ... 1755604325


I still don't see why they need a physical store for that though. I think it's doomed before it starts.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:19 pm

Banedon wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Circuit City might come back. I don't quite hate the idea of the new format.

http://gizmodo.com/circuit-city-might-b ... 1755604325


I still don't see why they need a physical store for that though. I think it's doomed before it starts.

I suppose if you'really not tech savvy and/or don't want to take the time to research a product online. Go, ask the "expert" what you need and get the product a few days later. Also with the smaller footprint, it's probably all about maximizing exposure. You might normally buy stuff online but if they get foot traffic from mall shoppers maybe it works. As it is with Best Buys, they're always a separate trip, you don't just stumble upon it and buy something while you were out at the mall.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:36 pm

stupid ass question, i need an external HD that can work with both PCs and macs.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:37 pm

i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:01 pm

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist


What Mac do you have? I have a Macbook Pro that has HDMI out, so pretty much any monitor(or TV for that matter) will do the trick.
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Postby David » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bunts Lick Butts wrote:i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist


What Mac do you have? I have a Macbook Pro that has HDMI out, so pretty much any monitor(or TV for that matter) will do the trick.


sounded to me like he wants a hard drive

i'm pretty sure they would all work interchangeably as long as you format them properly (FAT).
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bunts Lick Butts wrote:i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist


What Mac do you have? I have a Macbook Pro that has HDMI out, so pretty much any monitor(or TV for that matter) will do the trick.

You know, when I first read the question I thought he was talking about a monitor too. But I reread it again and I think he's talking about an external hard drive.

I use Seagate with my mac and I'm pretty sure it will work with whatever. I don't know that you could transfer files from a PC to a Mac though.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:16 pm

ugh, I have been awake far too long already today

David is correct, the biggest thing is how you format the drive when you first use it.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:56 pm

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist


One that you can use with a PC, and then remove and then use with a Mac? No, it doesn't. They use different file formats.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:00 pm

Banedon wrote:
Bunts Lick Butts wrote:i guess that wasnt a question, the question is does that exist


One that you can use with a PC, and then remove and then use with a Mac? No, it doesn't. They use different file formats.


That's what I was afraid of. We have created this partnership with a local TV station, and for some reason they're being very anal about wanting to share large videos on hard drives instead of just letting me run over a flash drive. We all use macs and they all use PCs.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:08 pm

If it's large video files then it might be especially difficult. FAT32 works with both Windows and Mac, but the maximum individual file size is 4 GB.
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