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    Amazon Fire HD or Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

    I've tried a few Amazon devices, and came away relatively disappointed, even knowing the limitations up front. The first was a Fire TV Stick. The interface is heavily Amazon-centric, which I knew going in. I didn't realize how frustrating and non-intuitive it would be to use other services...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pacem</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here's an '05 Suburban for $7,250. <a...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    Here's an '05 Suburban for $7,250. <a href="https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/6001662666.html" target="_blank">https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/6001662666.html</a> Looks like a Z-71. Looks like he started at $7,950 and has lowered it to $7,250. Private party "Good" is $5,415. "Very...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    Nice unmolested XJ for 3 grand: <a href="https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/6039298947.html" target="_blank">https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/6039298947.html</a> '07 MT Jetta with less than 90k miles for $5,400: <a href="https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/6039222289.html"...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    OP, what is your desired budget?
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    Inexpensive tablet

    I would not recommend anything in the Amazon ecosystem if you'd like broad cross-functionality. The cover charge is cheap, but that's because the advertising and intense focus on Amazon-facing applications is the subsidy. With some effort, you can force Google Play on an Amazon tablet, but...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pacem</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Reading your example just reinforces my opinion. </div></div> I guess you'll have to focus on in what you prioritize. Of course that $2,400 Odyssey has high miles -- it's only...
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    Craigslist retail prices for used cars by owner

    I think it's highly market-specific. We're in the northern Shenandoah Valley, on the OTHER side of the Blue Ridge from the DC market. Craigslist prices on vehicles here are quite reasonable in my opinion. Examples: 2005 Odyssey with 190k for $2400: <a...
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    Connecting via another company's VPN

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cpayne5</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can you look at the connection configuration for the account in Outlook? If the connection uses TLS/SSL, then company P cannot peek into the payload (unless they have a key). If no...
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    Connecting via another company's VPN

    I work at home for Company H, and we are partnered with Company P on a particular contract. I use Outlook for email connected to my company's servers that face the public internet. I don't have to be logged in to my company's VPN in order to use my email (though I can be). Company P performs...
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    Timing Belts

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Miller88</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Really, though. Any transverse engine is not easy. </div></div> I think "easy" is relative. A transverse 4 is probably more difficult than a transverse 6, though, just due to...
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    Headlight Gurus, Recommendations Please.

    The headlamps are 15 years old. It's very likely that the reflective surfaces on the reflectors have hazed or browned due to the number of heat cycles on them. Over-power bulbs apparently are just barely enough to compensate but, ironically, will only hasten further degradation. The only...
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    Ad-blocking strategy

    I've noticed an ironic situation play out with increasing consistency. More and more websites are sensing that you have an ad blocker installed, and display a "popup" within the website (that isn't technically a popup) that you usually must dismiss before being able to view any content. The...
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    Windows 8.1 vs 10 graphics

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ndfergy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Windows 10 default pixel settings are limited RGB 15-255. That's fine if you're connected to a TV. Most monitors run off Full RGB 0-255. Right click the home screen > Intel display...
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    review: '16 Mini Cooper S hatch

    I enjoy reading comprehensive reviews like yours. Great work, and fun car! I've not driven a Mini, but I bet they're a hoot.
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