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Just Shmooze / Re: What are chasidim listening to on their phones
« on: Yesterday at 03:49:45 PM »
Since when has "finding a need" ever been a factor for any guy in history to spend endless hours building some sort of nifty (read: useless) gadget?
+1000000

To whit, my setup at work right now is a Plantronics switcher that connects to my work IP phone and my computer, into which I plug in a Plantronics C720 headset that also connects to my cell via Bluetooth. There are switcher buttons on both the phone/PC hub and the headset cord, but I never need them since it switches automatically based on what's sending audio (priority to the phone/cell). And then on top of that my cell is connected to my PC via USB so I can control it with my mouse and keyboard via the Vysor app.

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Just Shmooze / Re: What are chasidim listening to on their phones
« on: Yesterday at 12:40:09 PM »
You think you hate voice notes?! I use whatsapp web as I sit in front of a computer all day. I use wireless headphones connected to my phone, which play background music all day. I only look at my phone occasionally throughout the day, as I answer calls via the headphones, and most other alerts I get, come in via my computer. But, every gosh darn tootn' time someone sends me a blasted voice note, I need to stop what I'm doing, pick up my phone, and listen to it, instead of just glancing at the desktop notification. And of course the second I put the phone down, plug it in, and get back to what I'm doing on my computer, the cursed individual sends another damn voice note! I honestly started ignoring them. /rant!
Connect the wireless headphones to your computer?
+1. Either connect the headphones to your computer and play both the music and the voice notes from there, or leave them connected to the phone, but use an app like Vysor to allow you to control the phone from your desktop (ie play the voice note through the phone via the computer).

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Unlocked smartphone
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:54:58 AM »
Get the unlocked moto g7 for $99 plus activate fi for at least one month at $20
https://fi.google.com/about/phones/#moto-g7
The terms don't say you need to keep it for a month. Anyone have experience with cancelling right after activation on previous Fi deals?

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Credit Cards / Re: CO Spark - $3,000 - 300,000 miles is back
« on: November 26, 2019, 10:07:40 PM »
Anyone know how long it usually takes to get the card from date of approval? And whether they'll expedite if requested? Got approved last night and would love to have it for BF and CM.

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:30:01 PM »
Come on, there has to be some standard even if they don't follow it.
From wiki:
The standard of proof required for impeachment and conviction is also left to the discretion of individual Representatives and Senators, respectively. Defendants have argued that impeachment trials are in the nature of criminal proceedings, with convictions carrying grave consequences for the accused, and that therefore proof beyond a reasonable doubt should be the applicable standard. House Managers have argued that a lower standard would be appropriate to better serve the purpose of defending the community against abuse of power, since the defendant does not risk forfeiture of life, liberty, or property, for which the reasonable doubt standard was set.

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General Discussion / Re: Letitia James harassing B&H
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:25:29 AM »
What this and every other statement from b&h has ignored is that discounts =/= instant rebates.
The part about NYS Dept of Tax and Finance audits is pretty persuasive if true though.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Coffee Grinder
« on: November 19, 2019, 11:01:29 PM »
I got a Mr Coffee burr grinder on Woot for $25 a while back (https://home.woot.com/offers/mr-coffee-burr-mill-grinder-18-custom-grinds-3). I grind on the coarsest setting for cold brew. While it's not super consistent, it's certainly good enough to produce a good batch of cold brew with not too much fines.

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Just Shmooze / Re: PC friday question of the day.
« on: November 18, 2019, 02:10:54 PM »
Is it better to live your life the correct way and have your example set the tone for your kids - or - is it better to keep your kids in line when they do something wrong.

I generally opt for the former. Does it work? Not sure. It definitely works for modeling middot for your kids, not sure about Yiddishkeit though - ask me again in ten years.
Why are these mutually exclusive? Modeling appropriate behavior may lessen the need to 'keep your kids in line' (whatever form that may take for you), but if you've been modeling appropriate behavior and the child is behaving inappropriately right now, do you not do something to address that in the moment?

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Just Shmooze / Re: PC friday question of the day.
« on: November 15, 2019, 02:18:56 PM »
My 6th grade rebbi used to basically just send kids out, essentially to get out their excess energy if they were disturbing the class. The only time I ever remember being sent out, he told me to go flap my wings in the gym. So I did. The teacher or rebbi and class that were using the gym at the time were very confused.

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General Discussion / Re: Letitia James harassing B&H
« on: November 14, 2019, 06:57:08 PM »
This is what happens when a Deblasio prodigy gets too much power. Just wait, this is only the beginning.
I think you mean protege.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Random Posts
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:27:36 AM »
(Maybe this should be saved for the Friday PC question of the day):

A Day is based on the rotation of the earth
A Month is based on the orbit of the moon
A Year* is based on the orbit of the earth around the sun.

While the Torah defines the construct of a Week - is there any celestial cycle underpinning the concept of a week? IOW - aside from the torah laying out the week of creation and defining shabbos, is there any reason to explain the concept of a week?
Short answer is not really. And in fact, there were other length weeks in various cultures - including famously the Soviets in modern times.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week#%22Weeks%22_in_other_calendars

In the history section of that wiki page there are some theories brought, but none really provide a 'celestial underpinning'.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: ConEd LED bulbs from 89
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:24:53 AM »
The low CRI is something I would avoid for living spaces. You won't notice that you're noticing the difference.
A CRI of 83 is not low for living spaces. Certainly not something that would impact most people in scenarios where the bulb is being used for general or task lighting.

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:21:50 AM »
The math.
The math works just fine. I'm well aware that none of the options, including unity, seem more likely than not. My point is that Lieberman has clearly structured his gambit in a way that incentivizes  a unity gov - that's what he's been asking for the whole time. But if Likud and B&W did find a way to sit together and make a unity government, they wouldn't need Lieberman's seats to do that. 33+32 is 65, which is more than 60 last time I checked.

It sounds like you're referring to the scenario where Gantz 'compromises' and Netanyahu doesn't - that it doesn't work because it requires B&W to bring both YB and the Joint List to sit together. I agree with that, but it has nothing to do with the scenario I was talking about.

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Just Shmooze / Re: 2019 Israeli election
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:42:14 AM »
It's not possible. Even with Lieberman, there no way gantz gets it without working with Arabs, and I'm pretty sure Lieberman won't let that happen.
What's not possible?

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