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    Possibly really stupid question about speaker wiring....

    Thanks, I confirmed with Jamo that what I was told was bunk...I do risk blowing the speaker, receiver or both. These are in wall and in ceiling. Good idea about the pulling the grill off using a wire of some sort. I think some of the problem may be the paint keeping it on. Maybe I'll exacto...
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    Possibly really stupid question about speaker wiring....

    Hey all, So we moved into a new apt with speaker wiring already built into the walls by the last owner. And I have 2 questions... There is one speaker cable with a single red / single black that connects to 2 different speakers in the wall in the office. If I connect the red/black to the...
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    Is there an HT receiver that passes video/audio while turned off?

    Hey all, Need some help. We bought a new place where the previous owner had buried cable from the "component cabinet area" to the wall mounted display. Unfortunately, for some reason, he (or his installer) chose to only run a DVI and a set of component cables to the TV. I guess he thought he'd...
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    Where to go to print poster size version of hi-res digital image files?

    I had excellent results from kodakkgallery.com for a picture from my honeymoon....
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    Kindle owners, need your help..

    Hello all, I have a parent who has vision problems and reading regular books are next to impossible for her for longer than 5 minutes at a time. I initially thought the Kindle would be a great idea due to it's variable text size. However, I read that the largest text size is only equivalent...
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    Do you love what you do?

    You could serve: calf's branes, Higgs in a blanket Liquid nitrogen chilled sorbets topped with Quantum Foam Dark Matter Chocolate Space/Time meat-Loaf Would your place be "strange"?, would it have "charm"? sorry for the geekness. To throw my 0.02 in, I don't like what I do, I...
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    American Idol - Season 7

    I don't know if it's my love of all things Beatles, but this was my most enjoyable week of AI overall since the show began. Sayesha - Wrong KEY, and had some doozies of missed notes. Chikezie - Holy cow that was good! He's got to stop raiding Carlton Banks' closet though. Ramiele - OK, it...
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    Survivor: Fiji

    Best.....Finale.....ever...... Yau hit the nail on the head when he said pride was his downfall. I think he could have put on the full court press and convinced Dreamz to honor his word, but he just couldn't bring himself to consider he was wrong about Dreamz. I would have reminded Dreamz...
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    Survivor: Fiji

    Don't forget that tribal council's usually last hours and we only see small snippets of that conversation. In that light, maybe Stacey's comments might have seemed innocuous. (I still think she's a moron) I agree that the second half of this season is some of the best on survivor. Yao is...
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    Need Help/Question on speeding ticket Plea bargain

    Thanks for the tips, maybe I'll show up after all...
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    Need Help/Question on speeding ticket Plea bargain

    Hey all, So, after 10+ years of spotless driving, I got a speeding ticket. I was cited for going 74 in a 50 on the Palisades Parkway in New Jersey. I'm a New York licensed driver. This would be a 4 point infraction. So I contacted a few law firms that all said they could plea bargain this...
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    Showtime's "Dexter"

    I went out and bought the book as soon as the season ended and I was sorely disappointed. By no means is it bad, but I found that everything was better on the TV show. Not the least of which was the prose, especially Dexter's voiceovers. Also, as was previously mentioned, the show, (by...
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    "Dog" Chapman arrested

    First off, let's be clear that I, and everyone else, all agree that rapists deserve everything coming to them.... That said, how would you react if Mexican (or Canadian, Nigerian or Swiss) nationals, came into our country under false pretenses, e.g. a tourist visa, kidnapped a person, (scum...
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    Find the movies!

    I have way too much time on my hands..... From upper left, going down, then over to the right a bit, then going up, etc etc... The ones I have no clue about are sandwiched with ??? / ??? Anaconda Alien ???white building with Thirteen written on it??? The Lion, The Witch & the...
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    ET life possibly found, albeit microbia

    How cool would this be if proven true: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science...ain/index.html
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    American Idol - Season 5

    Some reasons my girlfriend and I both think it's an act: 1) Even if you assume she's never had Salmon, the idea that she's never heard it spoken, on the TV, Radio, casual conversation, etc is a bit of a stretch. 2) 1 week, she pretends to confuse minx with mink, and insists on the same...
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    Pls Identify this movie quote

    Damn, Can't believe I forgot a classic like that... Thanks
  18. StephenK

    Need Hard Disk Partitioning help

    Hey all, So I have a 2nd hard drive that already has 70gigs of Games on it. (Mostly Mame). I have another 60gigs free on it that I would like to partition as a separate drive and then password protect. Is there a good app out there that will let me partition the drive without...
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    Pls Identify this movie quote

    It goes something like: "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, boy". Can't for the life of me remember where it's from. Thanks
  20. StephenK

    Help!, I'm allergic to my G/F's Cat

    Jack, By "sifted" do you mean just kinda, rolling it around so it gets coated by the litter or cleaned entirely? Chu, Luckily, my speakers are on bookshelves or on stands, but I'm resigned to having my furniture clawed a little. I just hope she reacts well to the change and doesn't...
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    Help!, I'm allergic to my G/F's Cat

    Joe, et al. Thanks for the tips, I'll try them all, and I'm definitely going to get the Dyson. I'm also surprised, but I just think no one's thought of the pu**y-whipped line yet :D I'm willing to try it all until there are no other options, but I know giving up her kitty will break...
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    Help!, I'm allergic to my G/F's Cat

    Paul, that's pretty much the situation and thanks for the support. It's not like I would break up with someone because of their cat, and it's not like we HAVE to live together. We just want to. However, I'm not going to make her give up her pet of 7 years to who knows what. Pets can become...
  23. StephenK

    Help!, I'm allergic to my G/F's Cat

    Hey all, So the short story is, my girlfriend's moving in with me soon, and I'm mildly allergic to her cat. After a few hours, I'm usually very congested, with post nasal drip and fairly frequent sneezing. So working with the assumption that the cat and G/F are a package deal, (can't make...
  24. StephenK

    Texas hold 'em question (Now WSOP 2005 - Spoilers!)

    Now for something completely different :) Does anyone know if there's a site that lists all entrants and their respective finishes? Thanks
  25. StephenK

    Financial question...

    Andrew, Another alternative is to deposit it with a financial services firm that has SIPC coverage which covers up to $500,000.00. While I don't think any brokerage is as safe as the large banks, they aren't likely to fail either. Personally, I'd deposit it with a large, retail oriented...
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    Oprah Upset By Hermes Snub And Weak Apology

    I'm going to chime in here and address Oprah's "crash moment". Early on in her career, back in the Phil Donohue days, she did a show on the whole "Asian Whiz Kids" thing. This was in the early 80's after Time Magazine did a cover story on how Asian's were supposedly doing better at academics...
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    Arrested Development Season 2 thread

    FYI, was at a play last night and sat within 6 feet of Henry Winkler, the Mom from Gilmore Girls, Cousin Brucie, a guy from Star Trek TOS (kinda looked like an old Lance Henrickson, but I don't remember the episode), and 2 other character actors I couldn't name but recognised. I talked to Henry...
  28. StephenK

    American Idol Season 4

    I almost agreed spot on with Simon last night: Country: Carrie - Natural, fun, spot on. 8/10. David Williams is right though, Amy Adams' version was so much more energetic and fun Bo - BORING. Dull dull dull, you could tell he was just on cruise control for this song. Sang it decently...
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    American Idol Season 4

    So then, even if we stabbed him, poisoned him, shot him, hanged him, drew and quartered him, he'd still be doing his, just slightly off-pitch, Aaron Neville wanna-be vibratos? :D
  30. StephenK

    Help me Plan my Financial Future! [Long]

    Financial advisors, are first and foremost, salespeople, who's first goal is maximizing profits for their firm. That doesn't mean they don't give you sound advice, most do, but never assume they are working for you. BTW, in case it matters, I've been working in financial services for 18 years...
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