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Re: FIOS [versus cable]

UPDATE: the (Free) wireless router that comes with Optimum serves as a free Optimum Wifi hotspot for anyone around, ANYONE. This HAS to have an impact on my environment personally, right??

Time to put my own wireless router back on...
by airahcaz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: AAPL

sold some of my spreads when the stock peaked 110, held half of my options spreads still, and doing well, but nervous
by airahcaz
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: AAPL

I may be selling all my options if it eclipses 110 in the next week.
by airahcaz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: AAPL

110+?
by airahcaz
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

We have our own modem/wifi router so wifi is not shared and it is password secured. I'm imagining that FIOS has to be better. The wifi protocol does not care about passwords and encryption when it comes to sharing the airways. It only cares that someone else is using the same frequency band (i.e. w...
by airahcaz
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

I get 50 on wifi at really good times, then as low as single digits in evening peak times. I'd be happy with 20-30's consistently, what is your min during peak hours? It might be your neighbor's wifi more so than your Internet provider. When you have slow downs, have you looked to see how many othe...
by airahcaz
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:56 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

So we've noticed our bandwidth is significantly reduced in early evening with Cablevision optimim online. At other times it is fine and very fast. Is it true that bandwidth is consistently fast with FIOS? In other words others using their internet is affected with Cablevision but is not affected if...
by airahcaz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

So we've noticed our bandwidth is significantly reduced in early evening with Cablevision optimim online. At other times it is fine and very fast. Is it true that bandwidth is consistently fast with FIOS? In other words others using their internet is affected with Cablevision but is not affected if...
by airahcaz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

So we've noticed our bandwidth is significantly reduced in early evening with Cablevision optimim online. At other times it is fine and very fast. Is it true that bandwidth is consistently fast with FIOS? In other words others using their internet is affected with Cablevision but is not affected if ...
by airahcaz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: AAPL

Today's positive movement when the markets tanked is devoid of any logic.
by airahcaz
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: AAPL

Like others I am over 90% indexed. Some of my 5-10% play money is invested in AAPL Jan 2015 options. Options. You are a trader. Once uppn a time I read up on the process but never did anything more than that. The majority of my investments are in index funds but I do own a few individual stocks, in...
by airahcaz
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: AAPL

Like others I am over 90% indexed. Some of my 5-10% play money is invested in AAPL Jan 2015 options.
by airahcaz
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: AAPL

TravelforFun wrote:I'm holding on to my AAPL stock. I will get the iPhone 6 Plus on September 19th and if I like it, I will continue to keep AAPL.


What a rollercoaster, I almost bailed yesterday/today if it continued to go down.

I LOVE my IP6.
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: Sunsetter Awning

Anyone get with the LED lights?

Also, seems Costco has partnered with them and offering $500 off?
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sunsetter Awning
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Canadian RRSP

you have to be careful, that means TD CanadaTrust still consider you Canadian Resident and so does Canadian Government, if so, you need to clearly decalre non residency with Canadian Government or they will come after you for taxes, and if you are making transactions on Canadian RRSP you are consid...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Canadian RRSP
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?

HardKnocker wrote:Years ago I installed a permanent post and backboard.

If I did it again I'd go with the portable setup.


Ok. Excellent feedback. Tell me why please?! :)
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?

The upper end portable units are as good as permanent in my view, if you follow instructions and weight them heavily. We choose portable because we wanted occasional vehicle access through the post area. With sand? Heard using water gets a bit stinky and hard to clean out annually. I'm also struggl...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?

In ground is much better imo. I put in a goalsetter last fall and it is great. You dig the and pour the concrete and put the support pier in the concrete. Let it set and a couple days later you attach the basket to the pier. If you move you can remove the goal and take it with you. Digging the hole...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?

Do you have an In Ground or Portable Basketball System (pole, rim, and backboard), and how did you decide on one vs. the other?
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:54 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Basketball systems: In Ground or Portable?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: FIOS [versus cable]

Optimum Cablevision offered a two-year no contract promotion including TV (one dvr box), phone, and 50/25 mbs "ultra" internet for $113 including taxes and fees.

Competitive?
by airahcaz
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: Canadian RRSP

Me too, I have about 11k in Canadian RRSP, report it in Turbo Tax every year, and I hope it handles it well, ER is 1.25 average, UNHEARD OF, I was young and stupid then, didn't know anything, just picked some funds, I hope to keep it there till retirement... I pray that TurboTax does all forms well...
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:27 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Canadian RRSP
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: Canadian RRSP

Me too, I have about 11k in Canadian RRSP, report it in Turbo Tax every year, and I hope it handles it well, ER is 1.25 average, UNHEARD OF, I was young and stupid then, didn't know anything, just picked some funds, I hope to keep it there till retirement... I pray that TurboTax does all forms well...
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:44 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Canadian RRSP
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: FIOS

I did not notice the difference when I switched to FIOS. I did notice that my local sports channel and the history channel rarely came in with a good signal. I eventually dumped the TV package and went with a high quality antennae to get the local broadcast stations. I have discovered some new show...
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:15 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

FIOS [versus cable]

So for those of you who have or had FIOS, is it true you'll never go back to cable cause it is that much better and more reliable? Are you paying a lot more or is it decent/similar pricing to cable? Don't care much for TV programming, more so reliable and fast internet, but of course have "to g...
by airahcaz
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: FIOS [versus cable]
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: The daddy of all grill islands

I own a BBQ retail store. The comments regarding the Weber are 100% spot on. Their Summit line has a built-in grill and their grill center's are the best value for the money. We just built a new house and I have a Fire Magic grill. Retail is over $10,000. I can tell you that while the infrared burn...
by airahcaz
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: AAPL

Today's chart was a roller coaster!
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: The daddy of all grill islands

Fire magic Webers are fine but not as nice. I have a Vermont which is also nice. I would also say get a green egg. Differential between a Fire Magic and Weber would buy a lot pork shoulder and sir loin to smoke. Weber works great. Yes the price difference is substantial but the op did ask for the d...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: The daddy of all grill islands

Google "Weber Summit Series" An absolute joy to grill on and bulletproof. They even have a few built ins. Now if you really want the "Grand Daddy" of all grill islands, then type "weber grill centers". You will pay dearly for those. K.I.S. Well, the Weber Summit S-660 ...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: The daddy of all grill islands

sdsailing wrote:No built ins. I find them unnecessary.


Why? So just get the Mack daddy standalone?
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: The daddy of all grill islands

Peterjens wrote:
airahcaz wrote:Looking to see if we can afford the big daddy natural gas grill

Natural gas only?


I think so. We have the line ready and don't want propane, charcoal, or wood.
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: Sump Pumps

I have a decent amount of experience with this, and I would advise not to take the cheap way out. First, you have to decide if there is any chance water can get into your basement. I live in an area that gets a decent amount of rain, so water is an issue. If you live in a dry climate, and you just ...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sump Pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 874

The daddy of all grill islands

What outdoor BBQ/grill built-ins/islands, do you have, or wish you had?

Links welcome. Looking to see if we can afford the big daddy natural gas grill with island to enjoy for the next 20 years.

Let's have fun with this.

Thanks.
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The daddy of all grill islands
Replies: 35
Views: 2844

Re: Sump Pumps

Why do you think that sump pumps are necessary? I live on sand and the key here was to get the grades set so that rain drains away from the house. You'll want the drain tile with the sumps if you install a system Cause basement is at least 6 feet below surface level? By tiles you mean the French dr...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sump Pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Sump Pumps

Regarding sump pumps, the building department relayed the following: "This house is built on sand with excellent drainage. No foundation drainage system was required for this dwelling. I did suggest to the builder to install an optional sump pit in the floor slab for a future pump if required, ...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Sump Pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Which generator do you have?

Rather than a generator we'll just do solar, cost is comparable and grid tied helps offset the normal monthly utility costs. We have zero risk of tornado / hurricane so our loss of power would be either earthquake, social unrest or grid breakdown. Another thing to keep in mind is the last thing you...
by airahcaz
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

Generac 18/20kW, natural gas. Cost about 8K turnkey. About 4K was probably the unit, and about 4K for labor, elec, gas, transfer case, pad, permits, yada yada. I pay the installer about $150 once a year to come out and change the oil, filters, etc. It runs once a week test mode. I hadn't heard abou...
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Prime plus paint products

Existing sheetrock walls have been primed and painted a medium tone yellow (not bright), by previous owner. The wife wants them light gray. Options: 2 coats: prime plus paint mixed product, then one coat paint Or One coat prime, and two coats paint Obviously second choice is both more labor and more...
by airahcaz
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Prime plus paint products
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Which generator do you have?

6500 watt, gasoline powered, portable Honda. Purchase price was about $2300 + $500 for Electrician to install an outside plug-in transfer switch. Will run most things in my home for the interruptions that happen up here at my summer house in the upper peninsula of MI. The Honda was absolutely NOT t...
by airahcaz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

I'm curious - how do you "plug-in" the furnace? Most furnaces are wired into your service panel. Assume you have a transfer switch? An $85 single circuit transfer switch is probably the simplest safe way to do it. In an emergency, the simplest way to do it without opening up the breaker p...
by airahcaz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:31 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

I have had a lot of portable generators. First one was a 3000 watt Montgomery Wards/Onan which we used to run a skill saw where electric was not available building a cabin and to plug our sump pump into during power outages. Second one used much the same way and pump water into our cabins storage t...
by airahcaz
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: AAPL

I can't find any real news, other than alleged hacks to their iCloud, that is driving the stock down today?
by airahcaz
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: AAPL
Replies: 190
Views: 41516

Re: Which generator do you have?

Perhaps I'm just lucky (or deaf), but my Kohler can barely be heard inside the house near where it is, and not at all in the bedrooms on the other side of the house. When I'm sitting reading the paper outside with the dogs as it begins its weekly test run, usually the three of us will not be driven...
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

Home: hot water--NG standing pilot storage tank type; heating--NG furnace; cooling--swamp cooler; electric range. An NG range, backup heat, and generator connection are on my list of modifications after I upgrade my NG service. I have two portable units which connect through a manual 200A whole-hou...
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

Well, we know it will be running during an outage (rare), but it also has a schedule to automatically run once a week? Believe there was a video on YouTube where the person had it scheduled to run a few minutes every Monday at 2:00 pm. They all have their "exercise schedule", run for abou...
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

My new neighbor has installed what appears to be one of the standard Home Depot natural gas models, probably Generac. It is as loud as a lawn mower, and there is no practical way to reduce the noise level. His costs will include my hotel bill when he lets it run all night. Won't your hotel possibly...
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:26 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Which generator do you have?

My new neighbor has installed what appears to be one of the standard Home Depot natural gas models, probably Generac. It is as loud as a lawn mower, and there is no practical way to reduce the noise level. His costs will include my hotel bill when he lets it run all night. Won't your hotel possibly...
by airahcaz
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: Help me evaluate a standby generator quote

Posted on a similar thread, but relevant and hopefully helpful here: Install Generac model 6551 22KW standby generator with Automatic transfer switch. This includes the following 1. Permit Cost 2. Plumbing Run 1'/4" Gas piping from Gas Meter to unit 3. Install Concrete Pad for Generator to sit ...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me evaluate a standby generator quote
Replies: 29
Views: 2083

Re: Which generator do you have?

Install Generac model 6551 22KW standby generator with Automatic transfer switch. This includes the following 1. Permit Cost 2. Plumbing Run 1'/4" Gas piping from Gas Meter to unit 3. Install Concrete Pad for Generator to sit on 4. Install Generac 200Amp Service Rated Transfer Switch 5. Run 2&q...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which generator do you have?
Replies: 127
Views: 9142

Re: LED recessed lighting question

I'd go with the retrofits as well. The prices on LED bulbs are dropping at an astonishing rate; BR30 bulbs which were $18 a piece a year ago are now going for as low as $10. Also, the newer bulbs are brighter and the color rendition is better. I wouldn't be at all surprised in the near future to se...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LED recessed lighting question
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: LED recessed lighting question

Essentially what I'm asking is why would one choose a whole kit like this http://m.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-4-in-Matte-White-LED-Recessed-Baffle-Kit-LK4BPMW-LED-M4/203311706 Lithonia Lighting 4 in. Matte White LED Recessed Baffle Kit-LK4BPMW LED M4 at The Home Depot vs a can which is usual...
by airahcaz
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LED recessed lighting question
Replies: 13
Views: 1268
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