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re: Thoughts on Refurb Desktops? - captron
Another option that might work for them is a Chromebox. Much less maintenace, updates itself and appears to be secure....
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re: What are some movies that never appear online you'd like to see? - captron
Vanishing Point, 1971. ...
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re: POTUS, if you sign the 3 Trillion Stimulus. I am out! - captron
What Trump needs to do is have a well advertised press conference then announce where the bill can be found online. At the well advertised press conference hold up the bill and point out the pork/BS that has nothing to do with helping Americans. He can give the page and paragraph of each BS addition...
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re: Another Case of Cop Stupidity. Black EMT Shot Dead in Her Bed During Failed No Knock Raid - captron
[quote]If they have a warrant to arrest the guy why not just stake the place out and pick him up in the morning when he comes out of the apartment.[/quote] There's no adrenaline rush in that....
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re: Thoughts on Sonos Beam ? - captron
Thanks all, think I'll pick one up early next week. Need to use my Costco rebate and don't need $75 worth of cashews and fish sticks. :cheers:...
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Thoughts on Sonos Beam ? - captron
Would like some opinions on the Sonos Beam compact soundbar. Costco has them for $349 and I have $75 cash back coming from my Costco CC so the cash out would be around $275 Not a real audiophile but I'm looking to get a little better sound out of the TV, specifically while streaming Amazon / HBO ...
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re: Telescope - captron
agree...
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re: Telescope - captron
What is the make/ model of your scope ? Eyepieces come in several barrel sizes with the 1.25 inch being the most popular. There are also .965 and 2 inch. If you are serious a good place to start is Orion Telescope. If you have the 1.25 inch barrel the Orion Plossl are a good value. Been doing ast...
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re: Telescope - captron
[quote]Any idea what you can see with a 700 mm focal length, 60 mm objective telescope lense? My boy was gifted this and the moon was "too close". [/quote] Should work OK for the moon. What is the focal length of the eyepiece ? To get the magnification of the scope you divide the scope focal len...
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re: Do you believeAliens exsit ? Can you believe in Aliens and the Bible? - captron
I think there is a good chance of life elsewhere in the universe. I'm a lot less sure they visit earth in advanced spaceships that seem to crash a lot. You would think beings that advanced would have a better drivers ed program....
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re: Laptop processors - captron
Agree with the I5. The mobile I3's are only 2 core. The new mobile I5/I7 are 4 core processors....
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re: Did JBE say they were looking at cell phone movement data today in his press conference? - captron
New and improved tracking soon will be built into IOS and Android. Thank goodness this won't be used for anything but your well being. We promise. [link=(https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/10/999213/apple-and-google-are-building-coronavirus-tracking-into-ios-and-android/)]tracking[/li...
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re: San Bernardino County, California says $1000 fine if out and not wearing mask - captron
[quote]I am seeing no negatives to doing this [/quote] :wah:...
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re: One of the better UFO video's I've seen - captron
The comments contain the internet quote of the day. When the Aliens arrive: "We don't know how the earthlings died, but they had the cleanest butts we've ever seen. " ...
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re: Cox 5G internet not coming up on Samsung TV - captron
I'm shocked. Just did a search on Samsung TV 5ghz and some of newer models don't support 5ghz. You may want to do a search on their specific model and look at the specs. :spank: Samsung...
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re: Cox 5G internet not coming up on Samsung TV - captron
What 5gig channel is your router on ? Channels 50-144 are shared with some types of radar(dfs channels). To use these the device must do a channel check to make sure the channel is clear. Some devices say screw it(hello roku) and won't try use these shared channels. If your router/wap is set to...
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re: Looking for new laptop - captron
[quote]I’d get a dell xps from their outlet. Will be a refurb, open box, or even new previous gen model.[/quote] I second this. Bought a new Latitude 7390 from the outlet and got a great price. Not as sexy as the XPS but built like a tank and has a 3 year warranty. One downside is it may take...
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re: Who is the best college QB you’ve witnessed in person? - captron
John Elway...
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re: Pelosi wants 300 Million for refugees in the stimulus - captron
[quote]Is there a list somewhere of all of the shite they are trying to ram through with this bill?[/quote] Not that I'm aware of. Found these in about 15 minutes until I'd seen enough and needed beer....
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re: Pelosi wants 300 Million for refugees in the stimulus - captron
Quickly scanned through about 1/10th the house bill last night. Some of the thing in the bill. Most of this crap had to have been already written waiting for the perfect crisis or cover of darkness. 35,000,000 to the JFK center for performing arts---pg76 300,000,000 to The endowment of the arts-...
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