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    Help to get new water heater

    A few years ago when I had to replace my water heater, I stopped by the post office and picked up a change of address welcome kit packet--they had a 10% coupon for Home Depot. Drove up to home depot and got a Rheem Performance Platinum .93 energy efficient water heater (included a 12 year...
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    10 Year Smoke Detectors

    NO you do NOT have to according to the law: "A new Maryland state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013. It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery –...
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    Sorry if you use Locast... doesn't look good...

    They must have read your mind. Just got this email from Locast: " Locast Nation As you probably know, the federal district court in the Southern District of New York issued a ruling in the case brought against Locast by the big media companies. The court concluded that by interrupting...
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    Sorry if you use Locast... doesn't look good...

    Locast lost a big court ruling today. If you use Locast you may need to rethink your options...
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    Atlantic Broadband - new plans?

    I keep getting robocalls from Atlantic Broadband to call them about their new "Straight Up" broadband internet plans that "will save me money" and "give me higher speeds for less money". Has anybody called about the new plans? Is it worth calling?
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    10 Year Smoke Detectors

    Two years ago I installed 5 units of the new 10 year smoke detectors. Last night at 3AM I got the dreaded battery chirp from one of them (so much for a 10 year battery). Luckily when I installed them, I cut off the front of the box and kept it along with the receipt and the paper manual. I...
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    Weis markets ice cream recall

    Their ice cream sucks and I never buy it, but for those who do the FDA has issued a recall:
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    Directv free preview

    I don't have Directv anymore but for those who do--free movie channels now through Sunday: HBO Channels 501-511 Free HBO Max episodes on Ch 1501 Cinemax Channels 515-523 STARZ Channels 525-542 Showtime Channels 545-557 EPIX Channels 558-560
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    For those in parts of Calvert that have Comcast internet...

    Merry Christmas! You will have data caps starting in January...
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    Burger King on Great Mills Road

    Went through the drive-thru at the Burger King on Great Mills Road today. Nice young lady working at the window said today is the last day they will be open. I asked "why?". She said they are going to tear it down--she didn't know if they were going to build a new Burger King or if something...
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    They have some nerve

    Atlantic Broadband increasing their prices Sept. 1 2020. Just got the email today. New prices:
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    Atlantic Broad Band Modem / Router combo

    My two cents--never buy a combo unit. Always buy a separate modem and separate router--much better security and easier to upgrade later:
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    YoutubeTV 30% price increase!

    Today. You should read the posts on the reddit YoutubeTV forums--folks are mad as you know what. Here's the announcement:
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    YoutubeTV 30% price increase!

    Wow. I love YoutubeTV but when they added 8 viacom channels today (MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount, etc.) they announced a $15 per month price increase. I might as well go back to Directv...
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    Out of all the closings

    Not bothered greatly, but doesn't make sense--why in the world can't I use the self-service car wash (foaming brushes, etc.) behind the Cheseldine car wash on 235? I would be washing all of those germs off of my car, right?
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    Madness at Nicolletti's Pizza

    Just picked up an order curbside at Best Buy--line is all the way down to the Best Buy intersection. I thought maybe there was an accident or something, then when I got closer to the shopping center by Nicolletti's they were in line to turn in there. CRAZY.
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    Do you use a VPN?

    I'm thinking about subscribing to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service but am wondering what kind of login problems it causes with sites such as Paypal, Facebook, online banking, 2 factor authentication, etc. For those of you that are using a VPN, do you have any login troubles? Do you have...
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    If you have Youtube TV...

    Thanks to YTTV and EPIX, there is now a 30-day free trial of the cable channel. You don't need to do anything to activate it, and it will not auto-renew for the paid service once the month is up. (If you have customized your channel guide, you might need to sign in on desktop and make sure EPIX...
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    Some free channels for some of you

    I don't have Directv anymore, but for those of you who do: Starz will be available free from March 26 to April 4 Epix can be viewed free from April 4 to April 16 HBO and Cinemax free from April 17 to April 20.
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    I'll take it!

    SMECO applies to reduce energy rates: