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Audio & Video Clips / Re: Cutting the Cable Cord, need some advice
« Last post by Thumb on April 17, 2017, 06:35:10 AM »
We're trying Hulu right now with a free month and we already have Amazon Prime. Netflix was good but I watched everything I wanted to then they raised the price so of course I cancelled. It's been two tears or more now so maybe they have added more content.
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Audio & Video Clips / Re: Cutting the Cable Cord, need some advice
« Last post by gitano1 on April 17, 2017, 05:43:42 AM »
The only two I use are Amazon Prime and Netflix. I know that you got pissed off at Netflix when they raised their prices, but they have added a lot of their own series which are in many cases quite good, so the extra bucks are well spent. I found HuLu pretty useless, and none of the other streaming services have done it for me either.
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Audio & Video Clips / Cutting the Cable Cord, need some advice
« Last post by Thumb on April 16, 2017, 07:52:05 PM »
Well, after years of paying Charter an incredible amount of money for years just to watch about 10 different channels we've decided to try out the streaming thing. I don't have a smart TV but we do have a smart box that can almost get any service out there. Thing is that going through these services I have found out that they are very deceiving. They say they have all these channels available and they do but a lot of those channels only have a few shows or movies on them. I started a free trial on Hulu and went to see what shows they had available and what do you know, only two different TV series are available and they are years old.

 I already have Amazon Prime so I can watch a lot there but what other good choices are there? Anyone here an expert on what service is best without breaking the bank?
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Hardware support / Better maintenance technique for earbuds.
« Last post by bbell on March 13, 2017, 06:09:58 AM »
Better maintenance for earbuds.

Today, many mobile devices come with in ear, earbud headphones with exchangeable rubber tips. These type of headphones are great, but for me there is one major problem with them. The problem I use to have with them is heavy ear wax build up on the fine mesh screen. I know I am not the only one with this problem because there are plenty of cleaning instructions on line that work. However they all involve the same steps which can damage the screen or speakers if not done carefully and even if you are careful, constant cleaning of anything usually leads to some kind of damage. So long story short here is a technique to lessen the cleaning routine of earbud headphones.

-Short version, you will need a very small piece of stretch wrap and a pair of scissors. Remove the rubber tips from a new pair or freshly clean earbuds.  Now cut about a 1cm long equilateral triangle piece of stretch wrap. Place it over the port of the earbud, center it, then bring the sides down around the port. The stretch wrap will cling to the port, then replace the tips. This version is the quickest.

-The long version requires a plastic shopping bag, some sewing thread, and a pair of scissors. You will need to cut a much larger triangle piece with the plastic shopping bag because it does not cling like stretch wrap. You will need to put a slipknot into the thread. After placing the triangle piece over the port of the earbuds, you will need to pull down the sides, then slip the buds into the slipknot and pull the knot tight. Then you should pull the sides of the plastic to make it sit tightly and flush to the top of the earbud port. After doing that you will have to trim the excess thread and plastic shopping bag. Then replace the tips.

Either way this will stop you from having to remove excessive wax build up from your earbuds screens buy using a small brush and hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. The advantage of stretch wrap is that it is quicker. The downside is that it will tear more easily when just wiping it off. The plastic shopping bags takes more time and finger dexterousness, but can withstand more vigorous and often cleaning before tearing.
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Rate A Movie! / Re: Hacksaw Ridge
« Last post by Thumb on March 04, 2017, 12:36:51 AM »
Watched this last night and if it wasn't for Kat bringing the hair to our attention, I would have never noticed but then I don't pay too close attention to facts when watching a movie anyway, it's just entertainment to me. Although I must bring it to all of your attention, right in the beginning of the movie it did say this was a true story so the long hair must have been right, right?  ;D
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Rate A Movie! / Re: Hacksaw Ridge
« Last post by gitano1 on February 28, 2017, 06:23:04 AM »
That is definitely off. When I was in the service the very first thing they did was cut my hair to the scalp.
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Rate A Movie! / Re: Hacksaw Ridge
« Last post by katmedly on February 28, 2017, 02:49:51 AM »
I am not sure how inauthentic the long hair was. I have read a great deal about the Pacific campaign against the Japanese. Marines moving from island to Island, having just finished off the Japanese on Iwo Jima may not have been too concerned with tonsorial discipline when they hit Okinawa. Patton in Europe was a real stickler for that kind of discipline, and Marines, generally are, but the horrors of the Pacific campaign may well have broken down that structure as the war drew to a close.

I can understand the long hair with the Marines and men who had been on the fighting front for a longer time, what I was trying to say even when Desmond Doss was in boot camp they showed him and the other men not having the military hair cuts.   ~---~

Kat
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Worst Movie Ever! I want my money back!! / Re: Manchester by The Sea
« Last post by Thumb on February 27, 2017, 03:01:13 PM »
In general I never watch any movie that is nominated or wins an academy award, they are just not my type of movies. Thanks for the warning.
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Rate A Movie! / Re: Hacksaw Ridge
« Last post by gitano1 on February 27, 2017, 07:11:51 AM »
I am not sure how inauthentic the long hair was. I have read a great deal about the Pacific campaign against the Japanese. Marines moving from island to Island, having just finished off the Japanese on Iwo Jima may not have been too concerned with tonsorial discipline when they hit Okinawa. Patton in Europe was a real stickler for that kind of discipline, and Marines, generally are, but the horrors of the Pacific campaign may well have broken down that structure as the war drew to a close.
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Worst Movie Ever! I want my money back!! / Re: Manchester by The Sea
« Last post by gitano1 on February 27, 2017, 07:07:32 AM »
I have heard and read a number of reviews of that movie. Not one was positive. Depressing and wooden were the most common adjectives used.
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