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  1. Teaser trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=adzYW5DZoWs
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    Chronicles of Elyria

    I haven't been following this development all that closely over the past couple of years, but I just received an email on this game touting land claiming... https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/30960/Domain-Settlement-Selection-begins-April-29th?utm_source=Chronicles+of+Elyria+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0fe07e9e3d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_09_12_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2f2b63e1f6-0fe07e9e3d-139296545
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    Taxes- How do you file?

    Meh... I'd be very surprised if any of the more sensitive information was sold off. Word of that would have gotten out long before now. As for things like address and phone number? Pfft.. that stuff is out there from 40 gazillion other sources already (google, amazon, anyone?). When I switched to HR's system years ago I never noticed (and I pay attention to these things) any sort of uptick in advertising/spam coming my way.
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    Taxes- How do you file?

    HR Block IS free... Turbotax I had to pay for the software, Both of them I have to pay to file one of the two (state or fed), can't recall which. Our taxes aren't complex enough to need to pay someone to prepare them for me.
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    Taxes- How do you file?

    I had be using Turbotax for quite a few years until about 6 years ago I tried it with both Turbotax and HR Block's online software.... HR Block actually got me more of a refund (around $70 or more if I recall), so I've been using HR Block since then.
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    Gillette & "Toxic" masculinity

    I hadn't heard of this ad until I saw it here (I'm absolutely not on social media at all). IMO, one reason it's getting so much play is that it attempts to latch on to the "attack on men" that IS occurring in society today. Speaking strictly in a gender sense (ignoring any issues of race), men are under attack, plain and simple. We're told it's "wrong" to be a man. We're told men are the cause of all/most evil in the world. We're told that almost literally anything a man does can be, and is, seen as a "bad" action. (a very easy example is as posted in a reply here, holding a door for a woman got him glared at). Vocal and outspoken "Mens groups" are blasted as being horrible ideas, etc., etc. Conversely, at the same time as women are demanding equality and fairness (a legit demand), they're also telling us that they're the "universal victim" when it comes to men. I have some single male friends who are legitimately afraid to approach a woman they might be interested in due to the stigma associated with her being female and him being male (evil). I have male co-workers who walk around the office at times seemingly looking over their shoulders in fear of being overheard by a woman saying the "wrong" thing (even though there's nothing actually "wrong" with what's being said). A simple *accusation* against a man of something inappropriate is typically enough to immediately ruin his reputation for good, if not his entire life. A similar *accusation* against a woman and the common response is "Well, we should wait until all the facts come out". Men certainly are under "under attack" of sorts these days... and I'm hoping that it doesn't get worse before it gets better, if nothing else for the sake of my two teen daughters having to grow up in such a ridiculous world.
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    Free Destiny 2

    68 gb of free hard drive space? Dang....😭
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    Buying a home

    Just a comment about paying for flood insurance.... Around here, "flood" insurance only actually covers damage due to *natural* causes. i.e. - an actual flood. (from heavy rains, etc). It does *not* cover if you water heater craps out and floods the basement, it doesn't cover if your second floor toilet springs a big leak and leaks all weekend while you're away, ruining the floors below it and flooding the basement, etc. So unless the house you're looking at actually sits in a flood plain, I'd skip any insurance that only covers natural flooding. The kind that covers man-made issues like I mentioned above.. I've never bought it, never needed it (knock on wood). So that one is up to you. (more important if there's things of value on the lowest level of the house)
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    Buying a home

    For the most part around here, houses have accepted offers before they even hit the MLS listing service, and typically for asking price (or higher). It's been that way for a good year or more. The best way around here, with the market this fast, is to find a realtor who has connections and can find you a place before it actually is listed for sale.
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    Buying a home

    I'm a bit late to this... Lots of good advice for finding/choosing a home so far here already. Once you find a home and you're writing up the offer, just remember that *everything* is negotiable. Especially on a house that's been on the market for 3 months in the current market. (houses that are appropriately priced usually don't last more than two - three weeks on the market in the current seller's market) If your inspection finds out the roof could stand to be replaced, write that into your offer. Carpets are crap? Write that into your offer. Anything and everything is up for negotiation when writing your offer. I hear of friends all the time who don't realize that when buying their first house. It can save you tons of bucks at purchase time.
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    The wife and I saw this opening weekend. She was a bit ho-hum about it going in, as she wasn't sure she'd be able to get into the character-based side-movies. We both came out of it having thoroughly enjoyed it!
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    Water Hardness

    Going about fixing / upgrading a municipality's water supply can be an expensive process (the company I work for does these types of project all the time). But if it's been an issue for a long time then yeah, you'd think they'd want it fixed by now.
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    Water Hardness

    I've always had water softeners in the house, even when I was on city water (I have a well now). They aren't the cheapest thing in the world, but worth it in my opinion.
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    Water Hardness

    Ah, my bad. I missed that you are on city water. Yeah, then that call to the municipal water treatment facility will get you on the right track with respect to what's probably in your water (since the softener companies are so far away). Is it a possibility to remove one of the pipes early on in the system and check for degradation inside the pipe? (taking shots in the dark here) Maybe that's contributing to what you're seeing at the faucet, etc?
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    Water Hardness

    Have you had your water tested by a couple local professionals? When we built our house I had two local companies come out and test our well water, they both did it for free (since they were vying for the water softener install business). They can tell you exactly what's in your water supply.
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