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  1. Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

    Aug. 7, 1982: Jim Rice saves Jonathan Keane

    Alt: Wearing a stern expression, Jim Rice cradles a child bleeding profusely from the head. The side of the child's face is covered in blood. A post containing this photo has been circulating among my Facebook friends. Somehow I've never heard this story -- not from my dad, who calls Jim Ed his...
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    Buying an iPhone is Hard

    My first salaried job came with a Blackberry. I got a Moto Droid when that was released. I went pretty deep down the Android rabbit hole, flashing roms and enabling hotspots and customizing the OS. Then I got sick of tinkering with my phone and got an iPhone 5S in 2013. I upgraded to the SE when...
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    Amazon to End mp3 Storage

    Does anyone out there still have a massive digital music library? I do, filled with ripped CDs and live recordings. I used to host it on Amazon for $25/year, but Amazon is ending its music storage service even for paid subscribers. Link...
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    DoD Warrior Games featuring Jon Stewart and Hannah Storm on ESPN

    I haven't watched SportsCenter regularly since Rich Eisen and Stuart Scott were behind the desk, but I might actually tune in on Friday Night. Jon Stewart and Hannah Storm will co-anchor the 7 PM SportsCenter, which will be broadcasting live from the site of the DoD Warrior Games. From the...
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    Is the login button missing?

    Maybe I'm thick, but is the log-in button on sonsofsamhorn.net missing? I've tried disabling ad-blockers and I'm not running ghostery or noscript or anything like that. Happens on Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari. I'm not significantly impacted here; I just select the Conversations or Alerts...
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    SnagIt alternatives?

    Hi all, I'm looking for a Windows screen capture utility to take high-quality screenshots in a code editor and in a browser. I'm putting together some technical training for an amateur/community event. My requirements: Higher-fidelity images than the Windows Snipping Tool Ability to add...
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    UPS for home network during power outages

    Hi, I'm looking for an uninterruptible power supplies for a home network. My home office is in a place where power outages are frequent and unpredictable, but short. So I'm looking for one or two UPSes to keep the modem, router, VOIP phone (I'm thinking Ooma, but that might be a separate...
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    Busted desktop headphone jack

    Hi, I think I broke the headphone jack on my desktop PC (components list for reference): https://www.digitalstorm.com/configurator.asp?id=1279521 I was playing last night and someone tripped over the headphone cord. The headphones themselves are fine (I've tested them in other devices and they...
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    Chromebooks, Android tablets, and hybrid recommendations

    I'm looking for a computer for my fiancee. She prefers the Google ecosystem -- uses Android, Google docs, Photos, and Drive, all that good stuff. Her needs are web browsing, streaming video, and light photo editing. She does occasional light video editing as well. She bought a refurb Samsung...