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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:46 pm

Got a new phone this week. I'm only 2 iterations behind instead of 7 now.
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Postby Andy » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:19 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Got a new phone this week. I'm only 2 iterations behind instead of 7 now.

I splurged and got an S6 last August when my upgrade came. It was kind of a cool 7 months having the most recent thing.
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Postby David » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:53 pm

So I don't know that I'll be in a position to buy when the time comes, but I'm pretty tempted to put a deposit down on a Tesla Model 3. It seems like it will destroy anything at its price point, especially after any incentives.

It's fully refundable, so worst case, I'm taking money out of my savings and giving them an interest free loan.

https://www.teslamotors.com/model3
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:01 pm

David wrote:So I don't know that I'll be in a position to buy when the time comes, but I'm pretty tempted to put a deposit down on a Tesla Model 3. It seems like it will destroy anything at its price point, especially after any incentives.

It's fully refundable, so worst case, I'm taking money out of my savings and giving them an interest free loan.

https://www.teslamotors.com/model3

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Postby Brian707 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:07 pm

David wrote:So I don't know that I'll be in a position to buy when the time comes, but I'm pretty tempted to put a deposit down on a Tesla Model 3. It seems like it will destroy anything at its price point, especially after any incentives.

It's fully refundable, so worst case, I'm taking money out of my savings and giving them an interest free loan.

https://www.teslamotors.com/model3



Damn, I will need a new car within 18 months. These look sweet.
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Postby Tracer Bullet » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:25 pm

hm that'd be a pretty sweet upgrade over the boring prius i'm driving
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:30 pm

A car like that makes a whole lot of sense for me. I don't know what the electricity usage bump would be, but with gas and oil savings alone over 5-6 years it would be the equivalent of buying a really nice new car for around $20k.
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Postby David » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:37 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:A car like that makes a whole lot of sense for me. I don't know what the electricity usage bump would be, but with gas and oil savings alone over 5-6 years it would be the equivalent of buying a really nice new car for around $20k.


my work covers the majority my gas, so i wouldn't really save there but it's still a bad ass car at that price point without even factoring in those savings.

i read that home charging costs around $6-10 for a full charge, depending on what you pay for electric.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:03 pm

David wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:A car like that makes a whole lot of sense for me. I don't know what the electricity usage bump would be, but with gas and oil savings alone over 5-6 years it would be the equivalent of buying a really nice new car for around $20k.


my work covers the majority my gas, so i wouldn't really save there but it's still a bad ass car at that price point without even factoring in those savings.

i read that home charging costs around $6-10 for a full charge, depending on what you pay for electric.

so I go the solar and powerwall route then
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:12 pm

Yea. Looks like they learned a lesson with the model X and just made a straightforward cool car, just happens to be electric.

Fyi- you won't likely get the full 7.5k rebate by the time you can actually get your hands on one. If your state has rebates you might still get a sweet deal. Actually even with zero rebates and energy savings it's basically in the same class as an A4 for less money.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:24 pm

I'd really like one too unfortunately I think for the foreseeable future I'm relegated to whatever is the cheaper of the two family cars and the main one, if we're gonna spend that much will be a crossover. Now if Tesla had just released a wagon for that price I'd be fighting for that to be the next car we get.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:35 am

Recommendations for indoor antennas? I need a 60+ mile model, and I don't want to waste my time going back and forth trying them from Walmart/Best Buy if I can nail it the first time.
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Postby XZero77 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:10 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Recommendations for indoor antennas? I need a 60+ mile model, and I don't want to waste my time going back and forth trying them from Walmart/Best Buy if I can nail it the first time.


I'm not an expert, but I don't know how much luck you're going to have going indoor at 60+ miles. The Mohu Leaf 50 or Winegard Flatwave are safe bets for indoor antennae at ~50 miles, and about as good as it's going to get without going outdoor.

Going to http://www.antennaweb.org/ is a good way to see precise what will work for you.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:01 pm

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Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Recommendations for indoor antennas? I need a 60+ mile model, and I don't want to waste my time going back and forth trying them from Walmart/Best Buy if I can nail it the first time.


I'm not an expert, but I don't know how much luck you're going to have going indoor at 60+ miles. The Mohu Leaf 50 or Winegard Flatwave are safe bets for indoor antennae at ~50 miles, and about as good as it's going to get without going outdoor.

Going to http://www.antennaweb.org/ is a good way to see precise what will work for you.

Thanks. I've seen that site before but forgot all about it. I just remembered a buddy of mine (who doesn't live very far from me) just bought one so hopefully I can get the model number from him.
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Postby Tracer Bullet » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:55 pm

My horsefeathering wifi isn't working and says no operation can be performed on LAN 2 while it has its media disconnected when I try an IP release.

Google didn't really help. Anybody here have the silver bullet? Is it time to put this old router out to pasture?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:53 pm

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Postby Liam Neeson » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:38 pm

Murton's Revenge wrote:My [expletive] wifi isn't working and says no operation can be performed on LAN 2 while it has its media disconnected when I try an IP release.

Google didn't really help. Anybody here have the silver bullet? Is it time to put this old router out to pasture?


Have you tried completely resetting it? Should be a small button / pin sized hole on the back.

If the router is 5+ years old and you have noticed frequent network drops it also may be time to get a new one.
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Postby Tracer Bullet » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:00 pm

no b/c in the past whenever i do that i have to call comcast and have them do some bs on their end to get my internet working again. i'm at work now so i'll mess with it more when i get home. but it's at least 3, maybe 5 years old. Should be replaced anyway.
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Postby LeftCoastCubFan » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:29 am

Banedon wrote:http://i.imgur.com/kWh0x8O.webm


And in your grocery store: http://www.anthonyintl.com/iDOOR/index.html
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LeftCoastCubFan wrote:
Banedon wrote:http://i.imgur.com/kWh0x8O.webm


And in your grocery store: http://www.anthonyintl.com/iDOOR/index.html


Yeah, that's not an investment I see many grocery stores making unless they really had some evidence to show that it would influence shopping habits.
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Postby soccer10k » Wed May 18, 2016 8:48 pm

So earlier, my TV turned off on its own. It's a Samsung and about 3-4 years old. I tried to turn it back on a couple times and it would attempt to turn on and then turn back off with the little red light on the front blinking. I unplugged the power cord and plugged it back in, and the second time I tried it after that, it turned on. Is this a sign my tv is crapping out or just some weird glitch?
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed May 18, 2016 8:58 pm

soccer10k wrote:So earlier, my TV turned off on its own. It's a Samsung and about 3-4 years old. I tried to turn it back on a couple times and it would attempt to turn on and then turn back off with the little red light on the front blinking. I unplugged the power cord and plugged it back in, and the second time I tried it after that, it turned on. Is this a sign my tv is crapping out or just some weird glitch?

my guess is bad capacitor. it's hard to tell without cracking it open, unfortunately, unless there's a pattern to the blinking that Samsung's website can translate for you.
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Postby stuy119 » Wed May 18, 2016 9:10 pm

soccer10k wrote:So earlier, my TV turned off on its own. It's a Samsung and about 3-4 years old. I tried to turn it back on a couple times and it would attempt to turn on and then turn back off with the little red light on the front blinking. I unplugged the power cord and plugged it back in, and the second time I tried it after that, it turned on. Is this a sign my tv is crapping out or just some weird glitch?


We had that happen a while back, but we had a projection issue and needed a new color wheel. Not a big deal, but it was more expensive than buying a new TV.
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