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    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    To be fair, this Sarah Spain column is pretty good, and predictably, she's taking crap on Twitter for it, a lot based around it being "too soon" and that she happens to be a white woman. https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/28586207/now-right-remember-kobe-bryant-life-all-it
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Dear bosoxsue, Thank you for your interest in the Boston Red Sox. Sincerely, Haywood Sullivan (and an actual signature)
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Carlton Fisk. In the first angry letter of my life, I wrote a long one to Haywood Sullivan and received a one-sentence reply.
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    Tennis 2019: Plus ça change...

    That's the way I feel, although I'm pulling for Djokovic for some reason. I'm at work with a big TV and am the only one doing so.
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    Tennis 2019: Plus ça change...

    Four more break points saved in this set and here we go with a tiebreak ... how much longer can he keep this up is the question.
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    2019 Masters

    I was hoping for a third hole-in-one on 16 today, but that was cool.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I love Pluto because of Slow TV. I'll look for the news stuff -- thanks!
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    That's a good idea. I could try that tack with them first. I'm not optimistic, as they are the only game in town (for all intents and purposes). Their only competitor in this part of Connecticut is Frontier, the former SNET, which is mostly godawful. But it's worth a try before reattaching the cord.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    My question is opposite of this thread title, but I feel like it belongs here: Has anyone cut the cord and decided that it is worth it to go back to the cable universe? I’ve gotten some tempting offers from Xfinity recently. I pay $94/mo. for high-speed internet through them now. I have Sling...
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    recommend me a headset for PS4 and htf fortnite works

    Ugh, that's a drag. My son's are still fine, and let's just say if he held a cleaning implement in his hand as much as he wears those things on his head, our house would be spotless. He plays on an XBox, so maybe that makes a difference?
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    Tennis 2019: Plus ça change...

    I would be curious if Federer has ever before not capitalized on a break point opportunity in his career. Credit to Tsitsipas for making it happen, but it was something to see.
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    recommend me a headset for PS4 and htf fortnite works

    This is the one my 14-year-old son has had since early September. It goes without saying how much he uses it. Thanks, @MyDaughterLovesTomGordon for the intel on the V-bucks. ETA: Ah, same problem as Amazon link above, but the same headset: BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset
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    Tennis 2018

    Well, this is a letdown. http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/23693622/serena-williams-pulls-french-open-pectoral-injury
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    The NFL and the National Anthem

    I have found your advice to be productive, as I've definitely evolved the more I have read about the issue and the motivation and recognized my privilege throughout the process. I initially was negative because my cousin the Vietnam veteran was bothered by it, but I think even he has come...
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    This is a huge help -- thank you again, everyone!
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    Great advice! Thank you. I wouldn't have been prepared for that local-vs.-USD question. I opened the Schwab account because none of my credit cards were free of foreign transaction fees, and with my credit frozen, I couldn't apply for a card that was more attractive in that way. My co-worker's...
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    Thank you again, everyone. I'm using a Schwab debit card over there and not getting any currency until I actually arrive in the country (vs. preordering from AAA), but let me know if that's a bad idea. I haven't traveled abroad in a long time.
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    Great advice! I was close to buying a SIM card on eBay, but I like the sound of going to a carrier store to get one to have them walk me through it. So I'd have a different phone number and would tell the person in my contacts that when communicating. I suppose the best thing to do is email for...
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    That is exactly what I was hoping to hear. The phone is indeed unlocked. Many thanks for your guidance.
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    Using a phone on a Cricket plan abroad

    I’m traveling to Ireland and the U.K. twice over the next several months. My iPhone 7 is on a Cricket plan. I only see international options available for data through Cricket if traveling to Canada or Mexico. Can anyone recommend a way I could use my phone while not on wifi? I anticipate I’d...