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    4G Android phone megathread

    I don't know what service you use, but if you sign up for Google Fi today, the Pixel 3 XL is 50% off, $449-499 depending upon storage (the Pixel 3 is also 1/2 off). I'm sure they are clearing inventory before the Pixel 4 comes out in a month or so. The Pixel is probably a better phone than the...
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    The $200 Lineup Game

    This is fun and I'm bored at work. Not sure if this is better or not, but with some tweaks, you can get Gary Payton into the Celtics lineup: C - Shaq - 37 F - McAdoo - 20 F- Gugliotta - 20 G - Maravich - 26 G - Payton - 77 6th - Prince - 9 189. Is the downgrade from Gilmore to Gugliotta...
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    How Did They Do This?

    It's at the point where people call me and tell me they received a call from my number, and I explain spoofed calls to them. I answer every spoofed call now, because I am frequently bored at work. If it is the thing about the extended car warranty, I tell them I drive a 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    There are some cheap USB-C earbuds that come with it. I used them for about five minutes yesterday, and they seem on par with all the other cheap earbuds I've use (I've never had a pair of earbuds that cost more than $20, but I'm listening to podcasts, rarely music, so I don't know it makes a...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I took the plunge on the Pixel 3 XL yesterday, entirely because of the $999 travel credit. I was absolutely going to drop a grand with Airbnb next year. Instead, I did it today and picked up a new phone. I figure if I don't like it, I can sell it on eBay after I've fulfilled all the terms of...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I have a first gen Pixel XL, but I have a $10-ish case from Amazon. I don't know if it really matters* (beyond aesthetics) so long as it keeps the screen from making contact with the surface you place the phone upon when it is face down. The brand appears to be "Caseology". I think the glass...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Fi user on original Pixel XL here. I'm in SW Connecticut. I have one of those apps that tells me what network I'm on and records it. Scrolling through the history I see no US Cellular in the past few months. I'm usually in suburban/urban areas, so this makes some sense. I'm almost always...
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    Computer Monitors

    I couldn't find a recent thread on this. Thought about putting it in the gaming thread, but there might be other people who are having the same dilemma as I am. I got a new desktop the other day. Dell Alienware i7-8700, Nvidia GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, seems to work pretty well. Except for more...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I've had it for about 24 hours now on the original XL. I've had an app or two crap out on me unexpectedly, but otherwise is pretty good. The battery life seems like it might be better, but it's virtually impossible to say for sure after just a day. I don't think I'm seeing any difference in...
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    Broadcast Team Groupings in Boston Sports History

    I have a very distinct memory of being drunk in college watching this game. In addition to "the Hall of Famer Einar Diaz," I recall that either Sean or Jerry referred to Jaret Wright as "that punk Jaret Wright" quite a few times after one of the brawls. I think it was Jerry, I can't find any...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Same phone and setup, except I have terrible battery life but good service. I'm constantly charging this thing. I don't want to pay $600 for the ten month old Pixel XL, I don't want to wait til October to get rid of this phone, and I really don't want to pay whatever the Pixel XL 2 is rumored...
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    Bob Ryan

    The ones with Kevin Cullen, Sean McDonough, and Charlie Pierce stood out in particular to me. In general I like the podcast, I've probably listened to about half of them. Bob Ryan has some pretty interesting and/or funny old stories. His memory of things that happened 30-40 years ago is...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    You can make Fi work on most phones - it may have to be unlocked, I'm not sure about that part, but you lose some functionality. I think it may be that you are tethered to just T-Mobile. Also Google won't provide you any support, and it's probably against their Terms of Service. The catch...
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    Want Pliny? Help My Godson get a Kidney

    In.  Shared on my Facebook.  Would encourage others to do so as well.
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    4G Android phone megathread

      That was me.  I am not rooted.  I used to root phones, but now can't really be bothered.  I briefly considered rooting the Nexus 6 in order to be able to use the tap-to-wake functionality that was on the Moto X.  I liked that feature.  It's likely much easier to root now than 4-5 years ago...