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  1. Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

    5/29 - The Last Of Us

    This just got sent to the group chat, and the group chat is better for it.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I'm back on DirecTV Stream. $99/mo for Choice (game 7 tonight and NESN going forward). Monthly billing. I'll take it. Edited to add: And, canceled. Picture quality was middling. Game kept buffering. Fubo is better on my (admittedly poor) internet connection. Youtube.TV still #1.
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Get a Costco membership and order the C2 there. It’s in stock, on sale, and available for delivery. My C1 failed after a year. Costco’s no hassle return policy is great. They’ve got the Samsungs, too.
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    5/27 - Weekend At Bernie's

    I lived through 2003, 2004 and the Brady dynasty. I’ve never seen a wilder finish.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Thanks for this recommendation! It looks like the Edge is Verizon-exclusive. We're currently on US Mobile and we like it so I don't think we'll switch, but I'm tempted to find out if Verizon would unlock phone if you pay in full.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I'm firmly in the Apple ecosystem, but my wife is not. Her favorite phone was the Moto X and the Moto Z Force (which was essentially the X but extra durable). She has a Pixel 5a now and she's missing the Moto Actions that aren't present on the Pixel. Her ideal phone: Has at least 1 TB of...
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    Logan Mankins, Bill Parcells, and Mike Vrabel named 2023 Patriots HOF Finalists

    For this reason alone, Parcells deserves to be on the ballot and is a reasonable candidate for induction. For these reasons, I'd be OK if he never got in. It's impossible to tell the story of the New England Patriots without talking about Bill Belichick, and BB's story is diminished if you...
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    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Or, let's make some money for charity)

    This is a bet with no bad outcomes. Challenge accepted.
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    Tech Bargain Thread: Post Your Deals Here!

    Is your wife a photographer? For context: I’m not. I’ve had a 13 Pro since September (and an iPhone for for about a decade), and I only use 41 GB of my phone’s internal storage. My wife is a shutterbug. On her Android phone, she’s filled up 256 GB of onboard storage, a 512 GB SD card, and...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    No. Regional sports networks (NBC Sports Boston, NESN, and NESN+ for me) are available in the Choice package and above.
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    NESN360 and Streaming Options

    If you're in the NESN broadcast area, then DirecTV Stream and Fubo have NESN. If you're outside the NESN broadcast area, MLB.TV is probably the best value. If you're inside the NESN broadcast area, consider cable. Streaming isn't really a slam dunk money saver anymore. People prefer it for...
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    In-season NBA news thread

    The Ja story is so bizarre. He allegedly punched a kid and threatened him with a gun. Ja did this allegedly at his own house. He told a police officer later that the boy was the aggressor because the boy checked the ball to him aggressively. I can get wanting to be a cool neighbor and playing...
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    Home Laptop Recommendations

    Take a look at the Wirecutter article on Windows laptops. Their top recommendation is $1,250 (originally $900). You can get very good laptops for ~$900. In my opinion, though, there is no equivalent Windows laptops. Simply...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    I detailed my home audio setup in another thread. Altogether, the setup costs $772.44 for 2 HomePods ($299/ea) and an AppleTV 4K ($129). The downside is that it requires you to be in the Apple ecosystem. Other than that, it's all upside. It's practically plug-and-play. It sounds fantastic for...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Most TV user interfaces are bad. If you miss the Roku interface, get a Roku player. A player capable of 4K HDR can be had for ~$40. A player capable of 4K HDR and Dolby Vision can be had for $99, but it looks like the TV doesn't support that.
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    Tim McCarver has passed away

    This reminds me, Apple and Amazon video have a series for sale called Baseball's Best. Each episode is a complete game broadcast. They're in standard definition, and available for $1.99 each. There are two Pedro games available: his relief appearance in the '99 ALDS, and the 17K 1-hitter against...
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    Super Bowl LVII - Chiefs vs Eagles in Glendale

    That’s Troy Kotsur! He starred in CODA. It’s a fantastic family film. Watch it! Obligatory: username checks out.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Started a free trial of Fubo five minutes ago. Decided not to go to a bar or a friend's house to catch the game tonight. A few notes: They do quarterly billing now. I selected the cheapest plan that has NESN ("Pro Quarterly"), for $74.95/mo. After taxes and the regional sports fee, the bill is...
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    Is everyone getting more Gmail Spam?

    Just in case there are any current or prospective Apple users out there, Hide My Email is one of my favorite features. It automatically creates single-purpose (meaning they're used for one email per one site/service, not that the email automatically dies after being used once), throwaway emails...