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  1. ^^ But if you pay a fixed copay for drugs, it...

    ^^ But if you pay a fixed copay for drugs, it really doesn't matter which pharmacy you use. Costco's prices would only benefit those without health insurance, and/or prescription drug coverage.
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    One thing I've found is lesser known titles, like...

    One thing I've found is lesser known titles, like most prog DVDs and Blu-Rays will typically not be encrypted. It's easy to simply copy the video files to a thumb or portable hard drive, then play...
  3. Just one caveat: If you're already on another...

    Just one caveat: If you're already on another Medicare Advantage plan, you can only switch to Humana during open enrollment. If you're only on traditional Medicare, you're in luck...you can sign up...
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    Even the show hoarders has some setup. On one...

    Even the show hoarders has some setup. On one episode, items stacked on top of the stove starting catching on fire. I'm sorry, but electric stoves don't just spontaneously turn themselves on.


    ...
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    Caress for me. The A side has the one song which...

    Caress for me. The A side has the one song which touches me most deeply on a personal level: I Think I'm Going Bald.
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    It could be worse....Platt could be lip syncing...

    It could be worse....Platt could be lip syncing live, instead of autotuning.
  7. In an interview, Richie said it was much easier...

    In an interview, Richie said it was much easier in Rainbow than Purple because it was just his ego, versus the 5 egos in Purple.
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    True, but most won't. Not even region free PAL...

    True, but most won't. Not even region free PAL discs. I own quite a few region free PAL Prog DVDs, none of which played on the several Sony machines I've owned through the years.
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    American Movie Classics (AMC) airs movies at...

    American Movie Classics (AMC) airs movies at least as recent as Seinfeld.

    I loved the episode of My Name Is Earl which used Focus' Hocus Pocus as background music for an action sequence.
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    Yes, it was her early 60s SG-Les Paul. Jesse...

    Yes, it was her early 60s SG-Les Paul. Jesse from Cowtown guitars appraised it at around $150K.

    The one which made me drool the most was the '53 Black Guard Tele, which sat in the guy's uncle or...
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    Strangest thing: Sony BD players won't play PAL...

    Strangest thing: Sony BD players won't play PAL DVDs or Blu-Rays, but will play PAL video files absent the disc. Go figure.
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    Pawn Stars on History Channel has always been fun...

    Pawn Stars on History Channel has always been fun for me to watch. In one episode, a woman came into the shop with 2 or 3 guitars she claimed were painted by Phil Collen. Rick said he needed to...
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    Chaka Khan.

    Chaka Khan.
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    A couple of days ago, I dusted off my copy of The...

    A couple of days ago, I dusted off my copy of The Master and the Musician. I bought it brand new in the early 80s, and only played it once to record to cassette. Therefore, it's in pristine...
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    Sticky: As of now, it would be easy for bank robbers to...

    As of now, it would be easy for bank robbers to get away with it....everyone's wearing a mask. Another reason it's an extremely good idea banks are closed to in person customers.
  16. Yesterday while checking my mail, I walked past a...

    Yesterday while checking my mail, I walked past a group of kids, clearly bored from being out of school. They were calling each other "boomer" as insult, the way they until recently called each...
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    For a Hammond organ VSTi, go with Organized Trio....

    For a Hammond organ VSTi, go with Organized Trio. It's activism donationware. Every time you load it, or open the user interface, it'll nag you to donate to Greenpeace for about 10 seconds. Once...
  18. Alan Parsons Project was created as a studio...

    Alan Parsons Project was created as a studio project. They only recently began touring.
    Steely Dan toured a little, but not nearly as much as other "band" bands. They too began touring more in...
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    Last I heard, the entire Nevada state government...

    Last I heard, the entire Nevada state government is funded exclusively by taxes on casino gambling. If casinos remain shut, not a penny is coming into state coffers.
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    I've been a lot of Johnny Carson reruns on...

    I've been a lot of Johnny Carson reruns on Antenna lately. With most current late night shows in reruns due to the current crisis, I find it far more entertaining to go much further back to shows...
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    I remember when Pretender was first run on NBC's...

    I remember when Pretender was first run on NBC's "Saturday Night Thrilogy." Now networks won't run anything substantial on Saturdays.



    Toward the end when they brought in Robert Vaughn, the...
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    The stores have actually been quite empty. ...

    The stores have actually been quite empty. Imagine that. For one thing, they don't sell toilet paper.
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    Sticky: Poll: The above photos are of my TV screen. A...

    The above photos are of my TV screen. A Raspberry Pi running OSMC and Kodi is connected to my receiver, then the receiver outputs the video to my TV. If I'm listening to classical in particular,...
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    Sticky: Poll: Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing...

    Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against CDs. It would be just as silly of me to listen to digital files and hate CDs as it would be for me to listen to CDs and hate digital files. If...
  25. ^^ Pretty much all downloaded music is DRM free...

    ^^ Pretty much all downloaded music is DRM free these days. When Apple launched iTunes, the RIAA required them to use DRM. Later when the RIAA allowed Amazon to sell MP3s, a format incapable of...
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    One thing I've been doing is visiting used record...

    One thing I've been doing is visiting used record stores around town, and dropping hundreds of dollars. I want to do my part to make sure they're still around on the other side of this crisis. Or...
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    Sticky: Poll: If I ever listened to vinyl, but refused to...

    If I ever listened to vinyl, but refused to listen to the magnetic tape to which music was once recorded, and from which vinyl was once cut (and some reissues still are), I'd say you had a point.
  28. In my experience, Walmart's website, to which the...

    In my experience, Walmart's website, to which the app would be connected, has always been a piece of s***. For the longest time, it wasn't even possible to redeem a Walmart gift card at the...
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    More likely, it was part of the 5:4 to 16:9...

    I think the uploaders do that sort of thing so that somehow it's not automatically detected as a copyright violation.[/QUOTE]

    More likely, it was part of the 5:4 to 16:9 aspect ratio conversion. ...
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    When Howie was on St. Elsewhere, I kept waiting...

    When Howie was on St. Elsewhere, I kept waiting for him to pull a surgical glove over his head, and inflate it with his nose.
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    We geezers are the ones most likely to still be...

    We geezers are the ones most likely to still be watching over the air via antenna. It should surprise nobody the shows we grew up with dominate the digital sub-channels.
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    Sticky: Poll: When you listen to a CD, you're listening to a...

    When you listen to a CD, you're listening to a digital file. It happens to be stored on a medium created in the late 70s, early 80s.
  33. My bad...it was adap2it, not you. Credit where...

    My bad...it was adap2it, not you. Credit where credit is due.
  34. Opiates constipate me like nobodies business. No...

    Opiates constipate me like nobodies business. No shit, to borrow an rcarlberg joke.
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    ^^ Had the UK joined the Euro Zone, Brexit...

    ^^ Had the UK joined the Euro Zone, Brexit would've been all but impossible. Good or bad, depending on one's point of view. On the latest Steve Hackett DVD/Blu-Ray, the keyboardist has a "F***...
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    Sticky: Poll: What is relevant is walking or driving around...

    What is relevant is walking or driving around with a stack of CDs is like doing so with a stack of 5.25" floppies in the year 2005. As many 5.25" high density floppies would fit on a CD-R is how...
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    Sticky: Poll: ^^ Vinyl records are a different animal. Unlike...

    ^^ Vinyl records are a different animal. Unlike digital, or even analog tape in which sound is encoded, the audio waveform is physically cut into the record surface.

    EDIT: Comparing what's cut...
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    Stream this from your phone next time you're in...

    Stream this from your phone next time you're in line behind someone with a cart full of toilet paper:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln7Vn_WKkWU
  39. I too have a high tolerance for pain. Right...

    I too have a high tolerance for pain. Right after my hip replacement, the doctors and nurses were amazed how seldom I pressed the button for a Morphine shot.
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    For the longest time, I had an even bigger crush...

    For the longest time, I had an even bigger crush on her daughter Kate. When I was a kid, I thought Kate's Dad's show the Hudson Brothers was hilarious. But then when I was a kid, I thought Gene...
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    I believe the politically correct term would be...

    I believe the politically correct term would be "African-American Vinyl," not "colored."
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    Sticky: Poll: I don't see any reason the CD will come back. ...

    I don't see any reason the CD will come back. Around the time the CD came out, and for the 1 or 2 decades following, the CD ROM held massive amounts of data. Also around that time, 16 Kilobytes of...
  43. Even the clubs who still book live music want...

    Even the clubs who still book live music want cover bands, not original music. Cover bands are all audiences want to hear.
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    Ah yes! The Goldie age of television.

    Ah yes! The Goldie age of television.
  45. The 12 string bass Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick...

    The 12 string bass Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick uses is a little different. It's more like an 8 string bass, but the strings are in triplets rather than in pairs.
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    Anything by Anthrax the band. Right after 9/11...

    Anything by Anthrax the band. Right after 9/11 when anthrax was being mailed to people, the band had trouble finding an audience. Just as wacky as people refusing to drink Corona beer today.
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    One of my favorite Muppet Show episodes was...

    One of my favorite Muppet Show episodes was hosted by Jean Stapleton. In one scene, she was conversing with the Swedish Chef. Another muppet asked her how she was able to understand him, to which...
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    Sticky: Poll: Vinyl recorded to 24/96 Hi-Res digital, cleaned...

    Vinyl recorded to 24/96 Hi-Res digital, cleaned with Izotope RX7, then encoded to FLAC files. Those FLACs are what I end up listening to.
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    When I became an adult myself, I could see what...

    When I became an adult myself, I could see what the adults of my childhood found so humorous about the Bionic Man and Woman.
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    When he was starting out as a standup, Brad...

    When he was starting out as a standup, Brad Garret's main shtick was Greg Brady and Herman Munster having a son.
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    Can you imagine a millennial or gen-zer watching...

    Can you imagine a millennial or gen-zer watching Get Smart? "Who'd want a gigantic phone in their shoe, that doesn't take selfies, or do Instagram or Snap Chat?"
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    I remember being extremely offended when the...

    I remember being extremely offended when the adults would make fun of the Six Million Dollar Man. Colonel Steve Austin was a hero to me.
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    Andy Griffith was the classic "straight man." He...

    Andy Griffith was the classic "straight man." He relied on everyone around him being funny, like Otis continually locking himself in jail for drinking in a dry county.
  54. Similarly, the recent surge in Autism Spectrum...

    Similarly, the recent surge in Autism Spectrum diagnoses has more to do with some people on the spectrum formerly diagnosed as developmentally disabled. The more doctors learn, the more accurate the...
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    Just a hunch: One reason 16rpm records never...

    Just a hunch: One reason 16rpm records never caught on may be due to excessive wow and flutter, given the technology at the time. They didn't have DC Servo motors at the time. The main reason the...
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    In grade school, a police officer visited and...

    In grade school, a police officer visited and talked to the class. One kid asked him what he thought of Adam 12, which at the time was still in first run episodes. He said it wasn't very realistic...
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    That may be why German TV canceled Seinfeld and...

    That may be why German TV canceled Seinfeld and replaced it with Hogan's Heroes.
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    Route 66 has the distinction of being the first...

    Route 66 has the distinction of being the first TV series shot entirely on location.
  59. Or with healthcare expansion, a surge in people...

    Or a surge in doctors looking for it?[/QUOTE]

    Or with healthcare expansion, a surge in people being able to see a doctor to be diagnosed. Particularly younger people.
  60. Thread: Windows 10

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    The only way to fix that with a fairly old...

    The only way to fix that with a fairly old Windows laptop is with a USB 3 graphics adapter. If it doesn't have USB 3 ports, you're S.O.L. (s*** out of luck). It's impossible to add a graphics card,...
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