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  1. Chu Gai

    Need some insight from HT guru's here

    #3 isn't a good move. Run it through the receiver and let it do the switching. Might mean you've got to buy a few extra cables. Also, have you set the speakers to 'small' via the menu? If not, do so and then recalibrate using the Radio Shack SPL meter.
  2. Chu Gai

    Check out these chalk drawings, very cool!

    Outstanding stuff. To see what can be done with dirty rear car windows using things like popsicle sticks and fingers, check out http://www.dirtycarart.com/
  3. Chu Gai

    So, I was watching women's sports...

    Well maybe. Skill and fundamentals also play into it. I remember watching the big upset many years ago when UCLA got beaten by Princeton, a 1 vs. a 16 I think, because they couldn't overcome Princeton's fundamentals in the way of passing and finding the open person. I'd imagine that at the top...
  4. Chu Gai

    So, I was watching women's sports...

    the other day, specifically, the NCAAW basketball playoffs. I actually watched more of that than the men's. Anyways, as I'm watching, I couldn't help noticing how many 'right' passes weren't being made to a free person under the hoop at the right time. It got me wondering at which point do women...
  5. Chu Gai

    High Tension Power Lines

    I thought you ruled it out? Look, you can always have measurements performed to estimate the effect as a function of distance. Then just low ball the hell out of them and use the fact that housing prices have softened and you've got the power lines to deal with. Just understand, when it comes...
  6. Chu Gai

    Tax Season Blues

    Yes, but it's not in proportion to what you give. Still, it's nice to give. If the wife put you in a new bracket, you could do what some people do. Get a divorce and live together.
  7. Chu Gai

    High Tension Power Lines

    I don't believe there is any credible evidence linking health disorders like childhood leukemia to the high tension power lines. A brief search in pubmed turned up a few links to read. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=11076671...
  8. Chu Gai

    Pet Food Recall

    That's pretty inert though, no?
  9. Chu Gai

    Is it worth learning "German" in the U.S.A.?

    As Benny Hill once said, "Kleine titzen, grosse sitzen."
  10. Chu Gai

    Is it worth learning "German" in the U.S.A.?

    I took German in HS (4 years) plus a year in college where we studied Faust which was taught by someone who did his pHD thesis on it. I also did 5 years of French in HS followed by a 1/2 year in college. For some reason, German never quite clicked with me but my French for a while was very good...
  11. Chu Gai

    Help me find Mysterious Stones name

    Assuming of course that the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull was really found there and not bought and placed. It's not easy getting good skull.
  12. Chu Gai

    MK sound is it dead?

    Yes.
  13. Chu Gai

    College degree = worthless

    I'll just add one little thing and that is it really helps to have an engaging personality...one when you talk that people turn their heads and listen. I sometimes think that it wouldn't hurt to take speech, drama and acting classes in addition to whatever else you're focussing on.
  14. Chu Gai

    Anna Nicole Smith - RIP (merged)

    A junkie who gave birth to a junkie baby surrounded by suppliers who were also vampires. Maybe the baby will have a chance now.
  15. Chu Gai

    Interference and different connection types

    No, it won't be an issue. Regarding optical (toslink) cables, maybe you've just been looking in the wrong place because at http://www.lifatec.com/Lifusa_patchcords.htm you'll find a 33 foot length is about $23.
  16. Chu Gai

    Usual and Customary

    Bryan, I've heard that this can often times be disputed by the individual but it might take some work. You've got one of two situations here. Either the doctor you used charges more than other anesthesiologists in the local area or the insurance company has a low-ball figure that's not...
  17. Chu Gai

    Animal Rights 0 - Compassion 1

    You can always spray the bear with a little Axe and put on some Barry White. That ought to make the female polar bears ready to get it on.
  18. Chu Gai

    Pet Food Recall

    I recently bought frozen flounder, and mighty good I might add, that came from China.
  19. Chu Gai

    Pet Food Recall

    The company making the stuff for everyone is located in Canada. It'll be interesting to see if they ran QC both in the lab and on animals being fed the stuff. One possibility as to why it might've been missed is that the preshipments and initial shipments did not show up any problems at which...
  20. Chu Gai

    Animal Rights 0 - Compassion 1

    Mary! You're a married woman! I can't do that! How about tomorrow?
  21. Chu Gai

    Animal Rights 0 - Compassion 1

    Jack, I posted this simply because it offended my personal sensibilities at least in the sense that I perceive the actions of the zoo to be profoundly compassionate. Kind of like when your kid finds a baby bird knocked from its nest and then feeds it in the hopes that it'll live. Personally, I...
  22. Chu Gai

    Animal Rights 0 - Compassion 1

    That this story, about a baby Polar Bear would take place in Germany is all the more disturbing.
  23. Chu Gai

    laying stone tile

    Assuming that this wonderboard is rated for floor installations (1/2" I think), then you should find plenty of links regarding it's installation from the manufacturer. I take it you're concerned about height differential to the other room. There's also a cement board that's a bit thinner but...
  24. Chu Gai

    laying stone tile

    Jeff, I'm not talking about laying the cement board directly on the joists. In my home there was the existing flooring, which I spoke about removing in order to put the cement board, and underneath that was further plywood flooring.
  25. Chu Gai

    laying stone tile

    I have a foyer that's about 10' x 10' with a side closet where I ripped the old flooring out. It was very much back breaking work but having a teenaged son was an enormous help. I don't recall the brand I used but it seemed to be some kind of cement board with a mesh woven into it. The extent of...
  26. Chu Gai

    laying stone tile

    Assuming that what you have underneath is something like plywood or an mdf type material, then you shouldn't lay the tile directly on it for the following reasons. The thinset will not adhere as well and this will result in both tiles coming loose but the grout also coming loose over time...
  27. Chu Gai

    Looking to buy a cheap popcorn machine.. what would you guys recommend?

    Don't most places buy the popcorn in giant bags and pour it in then pour on some butter flavored oil?
  28. Chu Gai

    Dental Work

    Shop it around and ask how they deal with any issues that may crop up.
  29. Chu Gai

    College degree = worthless

    How can you compare salaries without factoring in everything else andrew?
  30. Chu Gai

    Pet Food Recall

    Do they know what it is that's causing the problems?