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  1. TallerThanPedroia

    AirPod Pros

    I bought some Pixel Buds, figured they'd be good since I have a Pixel 3. I was pretty disappointed. I guess I'm just one of those people who don't like the earbuds that go all the way into your ear, but even so, the sound kept dropping, seemingly every time I moved my head enough to break the...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    I started researching filters but I can't distinguish the good from the crap, or what I need from what I don't. Right now, everything but the TV is on one circuit, and the TV is on an extension cord to the bathroom (same type of breaker for each), and neither has tripped in a few days. I'm...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    I currently have an 11-year-old Samsung Plasma TV that I'm quite happy with. When I moved apartments four years ago, one of the moving guys decided to lift it by himself and ended up cracking the bezel, which eventually caused the glass screen to slip down. But my wife and I were able to open it...
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    ZOOM? or Google Hangouts or ?

    Having used Zoom twice and Hangouts once now during this, Zoom definitely worked better.
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    ZOOM? or Google Hangouts or ?

    Having used it now once, I am an expert, so: you don't, though I think having an uncomplicated IRL background would help. It sort of guesses how far you are from the camera and then everything farther away gets replaced by the background. So if you lean back too fast your head might disappear.
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    COVID-19 and Tech

    So everyone is throwing Zoom on all their devices and demanding I do the same. Any notable vulnerabilities? It seems to not be secretly owned by thecChinese government like TikTok at least.
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    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    One paragraph in the second half of the NYTimes obit (paragraph 17) that makes it sound like a minor thing that happened once: No discussion of the facts of the "incident" or the context for why she was unwilling to testify. Meanwhile, a female Washington Post reporter who merely tweeted the...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Been on Vue for a while, despite the price hikes. I'm not sure I'll replace it with anything though. It will depend on what ends up happening to Hulu in the near term.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Yeah I had the same problem. Clearing the cache on My Verizon worked.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Is it just me, or is the new Dark Mode a little too dark? I'm having trouble reading notifications now. And I had the notifications dark before. Also, I don't seem to be able to make or receive telephone calls now. That might be an issue with Google Voice but I love when mobile devices are bad...
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    App Issue on Android

    It was still working fine, as long as I cleared the cache occasionally. And the UI was far superior to mobile browser. But Android 10 has killed it dead.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Well, it only took four minutes for me once I hit reboot. Losing the app bites... it had been working fine for me.
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Anyone with a Pixel 3 upgraded to Android 10 yet? Any issues. I'm hesitant because my phone is working really well right now. And Windows just had a big update on my tablet which has made it much slower.
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    YOU'RE AMAZING I gave up on qualifying after ten miles and ended up with 3:21. Just got too hot. But I stayed on my feet unlike a lot of people. And I had a lot of fun playing with the crowd in the last third.
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    Mostly, but I am not currently qualified for 2020, so if I don't BQ on Monday, I'll have to do it somewhere else before September. But I always run for Dana-Farber anyway so I can still get a bib through them if I need it.
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    Anyone else running Boston? Seems like I'll make it to the starting line this year.
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    Hey there! Most of us are on Strava now: https://www.strava.com/clubs/SOSH
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Okay, what am I doing wrong? My phone use the last two Tuesday mornings has been fairly identical. Plugged in at night, alarm at 4:30am. Some light web browsing, then podcasts on my BT headphones as I walked to the gym, then more web browsing for a little over an hour straight on the...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    My Pixel has lasted slightly longer than two years but the battery has become quite unreliable. I looked the Pixel 3 yesterday morning and it happened to be deeply discounted so I jumped. Picking it up tomorrow.
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    SOSH Running Dogs

    Great work!