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Comment Re:What about electrical, plumbing etc? (Score 1) 315

>Who puts in wiring before fitting plasterboard?

Everybody?!?!? I have yet to see a house where the wiring and piping is not done before the sheet-rock goes on.

How would you go about doing it after? Cut through? This is residential we're speaking of here, so, not likely you'll see conduit placed in the walls.

Comment Re: What about electrical, plumbing etc? (Score 1) 315

> Always get an independent inspector. Even new construction.

I would change this to "Especially new construction".

I've spent a lot of time hanging out on job sites with my HVAC contractor brother. So, I had a chance to look around and talk to different trades. I would not buy a newly built house, unless I was there to "inspect" at every stage.

I would be rich if I had a dollar for every time I got back "it passes inspection" as a reply to "Really, is that how it's going to be done????"

Comment Way too late, way too expensive. (Score 1) 341

I have an 120" screen in my living room. My HTPC is connected to the 5.1 receiver and the projector. I have control over the sound, picture and play/pause.

If I wanted to see a movie in a theatre it would be more inconvenient than seeing it at home in my pyjamas or buck naked(Butt naked for the younger ones amongst you.).

But it's not $25, never mind $50, more inconvenient. At the most, I would be willing to pay double the movie theatre price, which around here is $8.

Comment Re:It's always cost (Score 2) 274

> I ran across a book on amazon the other day that was $25 for hardcover or $25 for kindle.

My girlfriend was asking why I was willing to spend "just as much" for a real book as for a e-book. I replied, "storage". There are many books in my library that I would GLADLY trade for an "e" version. Not all, mind you, but most.

For 90% of my book purchases it goeslike:
Grab e-book from Amazon.
Remove DRM.
Throw in Calibre.
Read on whatever device I like, wherever I am.(Calibre server running on a Pogoplug.)

Comment Thanks for helping me save $$. I love Comcast. (Score 1) 243

My next-wall neighbour and I were always kidding around about sharing a subscription. (Because of the layout of his place, the placement of his router gives better signal in my living-room than in his.)

I just talked to him, and ... I closed my account and switched my main router to be a client to his router. I was on a lower tier than he, so now I am saving $$ and getting batter service for only $50/month.

So, I, for one, thank our dark ComCast overlords.

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