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  1. Rancho Relaxo

    Game 7 - Bruins v. Blues

    I say this as someone whose wife is from St. Louis. I say this as someone who is deep in the red-necky, Branson domain of the state. I say this: Screw your jorts-wearing, Bud Light-drinking, provel cheese-eating fan base with the intensity of a thousand Steve Harveys. But I love the Bruins no...
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    All iPhone X, all the time

    I did, thanks. No dice. But my wife (who's much smarter than I about all things Apple) just shut Chrome down and restarted. That seems to have solved the issue. So small, but such an annoying little thing... The initial problem. Not my wife's fixing it. Or my wife.
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    All iPhone X, all the time

    So, I have a weird problem that I can seem to figure out. I was testing phone links on my company's website, and when I clicked one, I accidentally hit "block" when asked about launching another app (e.g., the phone app). Now I can't unblock phone links (and the subsequent launching of the phone...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Not sure if this is the right place, but I’d love some help. Our Samsung TV (forget the model) intermittently picks up only a portion of the channels it normally did. What typically happens is we get one of multiple sub channels. For example, I may get the the main NBC feed for all four...
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    Chapecoense plane crash tragedy

    I saw it on Fox Sports after the World Cup matches that Saturday. It was phenomenal -- heartbreaking and poignant. There's such a raw honesty, as well as a number of haunting moments and revelations. I watched it again with my family and found myself tearing up many times. I can't recommend it...
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    Amazon to End mp3 Storage

    Selfishly, I'm glad AutoRip content isn't affected, but this sucks. I'm sorry. One of the comments pointed out that Amazon music storage had been a convenient way to access MP3s from their Echo. Is there a good alternative for cloud-based music storage? One easily accessibly from phones and...
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    iPhone 7

    Well, my wife took the phone to the Apple Store. I'm getting a new one. Apparently the Lightning port is shot, but they don't know why. They couldn't even run a diagnostic. Odd that until last night, it would charge intermittently. Then it seemed to quit charging altogether. I was more inclined...
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    iPhone 7

    Yup, I tried a variety of cords/chargers, and it doesn't make a difference. Good call on the lint, though. I blasted an unsettling chunk out of the port with a can of compressed air. Maybe I should clean it more thoroughly.
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    iPhone 7

    So, just curious if anyone else has seen this -- My iPhone 7 arbitrarily decides not to charge/connect to my Macbook. Headphones still work, but no charging at all. And then, out of the blue, it will be fine again, usually 4-2 hours later. I don't think it's a physical issue, but who knows? My...
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    CD/Music Ripping Solution

    I have hundreds of CDs, but aside from my initial pass (enough to fill up my MP3 player), I'll probably only rip them piecemeal or as I get new ones. I realize my portable player's 16GB may be limiting, but I'm okay with that if I have an easy way to get files on and off. My phone has a ton of...
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    CD/Music Ripping Solution

    Thanks so much @cgori and and @SumnerH -- I'll start with FLAC and keep in on the external HD. My Macbook Air doesn't exactly have a ton of real estate. Any recommendations on an optical drive?
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    CD/Music Ripping Solution

    Confession: I love buying CDs. Still. I know that says certain things about me, but I just can't get past not having a tangible thing in my hands to represent my music purchase. Problem is, I have fewer and fewer devices that play CDs (just our home stereo and cars). So, I need to get ripping...
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    Looking for hifi audio help... plunge into vinyl

    Thanks for that. Fortunately, mine does have a preamp. My receiver also has a phono preamp. Hypothetically speaking, could I use that one instead, or is it always preferable to use the preamp before the transmitter (instead of after)?
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    Looking for hifi audio help... plunge into vinyl

    That's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Thank you. I was having a terribly difficult time searching for a similar solution. It just kept leading me to wireless speakers...
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    Looking for hifi audio help... plunge into vinyl

    Forgive me if I should start a new thread, but I have a question. Is there a way to connect a turntable (or any audio component) to a conventional stereo receiver wirelessly? Our entertainment center cannot easily accommodate another component, but I also don't want to run RCA cable across the...
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    iPhone 7

    You may have just saved my sanity. I didn't even know that was an option. Stupid me, I just assumed a lack of flexibility on iOS. Anything that can get me past having to go two levels deeper to access special characters would be a great start.
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    iPhone 7

    After a few weeks with the iPhone 7, I'm slowly getting used to life after my beloved (if combustible) Note 7. I miss the Android keyboard. A lot. And there are a few minor quirks here and there that drive me a little crazy. But I've noticed that it's painfully easy to click an ad when scrolling...
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    iPhone 7

    I've had no issues, but I've had the phone for only a couple of weeks, so maybe there's not enough stuff on there to cause a potential problem.
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    SoSH app: iOS ad display

    Thanks, I suspected as much. I'm not wise in the ways of digital ad creation, I didn't know what sort of variability could account for this. Plus, it was created by a marketing agency that should know better. All the other ads I've seen in the app are just dandy.