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    by Published on 07-22-2017 02:16 PM
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    Good news, Hulu streamers!
    Youíre about to a get 120 new TV shows and movies to stream next month.

    Do you subscribe to Huluís streaming service? If so, youíll be treated to some exciting entertainment next month, according to an article by TVGuide.com. The streaming serviceís new August programming includes the season four premiere of the controversial Bachelor in Paradise. August also brings the series premiere of Marlon (NBC) and the first season Better Things (FX) to Hulu streaming. Fans of Huluís original series Difficult People get to enjoy the third season of this comedy for coastal elitists. (Stuart Sweet will likely rejoice in this news.)

    TV series arenít the only thing Hulu users can stream this August. The streaming service will come on strong with a wide selection of movies, too. You can stream the first two Spider-Man films as well as the two Bill & Ted movies. If horror is your thing, Hulu acquired five of the eight Saw films. Fans of classic Western cinema can stream High Noon, the 1952 film that starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Augustís programming features a huge selection of movies from the past five decades.

    Now, ...
    by Published on 07-22-2017 11:18 AM
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    Buying a flashlight isnít a simple task these days. From Cree to Lumens, LED lights, and more, thereís a lot you must know in order to choose the best flashlight.

    Flashlights have come a long way from the inexpensive plastic devices from a couple decades ago. Todayís flashlights are super bright, durable, ...
    by Published on 07-21-2017 03:48 PM
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    There has never been, and will never be anything that is quite like The Muppet Show. In the mid-1970s, a British production company led by a real honest Lord took a chance that a variety show featuring characters from Sesame Street, carried only through syndication, ...
    by Published on 07-20-2017 11:22 AM
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    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first ten years of The Solid Signal Blog, as well as other old stuff we think is super-neato.

    What a quaint sounding article. "PC Fails of 2013" sounds like an old-school musical like "Sunshine Follies of '36." It's the name of an article I wrote about four years ago, in which I said PCs would never recover from the slump they were in. When will I ever get tired of being wrong?

    Realistically, PCs didn't ever recover but the bar has been lowered somewhat. We don't expect PCs to be the tech darling they were in the 90s any more than we expect Toni Braxton to be the darling she was in the 90s. Things change.

    Still, the article is an interesting snapshot of a time when we thought things would get much, much worse, and we wondered how people with desk jobs would ever be able to work the way they were. Microsoft had disappointed people so profoundly with an operating system that didn't actually operate on a desktop, and people were clinging to their antique PCs in horror just hoping they wouldn't break.

    Back then I imagined a cottage industry springing up fixing old PCs because places like doctors' offices and tire shops were terrified of going to Windows 8. That actually might have been good news for the environment, but it would have been a deeply destabilizing force for businesses. That never happened largely because Microsoft smartened up and made Windows 10 something we can all live with.

    On the other hand, Asus, Acer, and other mid-tier manufacturers never recovered from those days, and while the market for PC hardware is strong, it's never going to be as strong as it once was.

    Ah, well... reading old articles like that just makes me wonder what I'll be wrong about next.
    by Published on 07-19-2017 12:58 PM
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    So you need a 12-inch jumper made out of LMR195 cable, with an N Make on one end and a right-angle TNC male on the other. That's pretty random. It's also right here. This is one of the thousands of exotic cables that are available at SolidSignal.com.

    Take a look at our expanded selection of wire and cable here. 75-ohm, 50-ohm, twisted pair, there's practically nothing that we don't sell. But, I'm willing to admit that it's possible there is a cable we don't have ready right now. After all, you may wake up one day and decide you want an LMR400 cable precisely 238 inches long with an N-female bulkhead connector on one end and a reverse-polarity right angle SMA on the other. I have no idea why you would, but I don't judge.

    If you need something really specific, just email us at info@solidsignal.com or call 877.312.4547. It usually takes a few hours to get a quote for a custom cable and then our technicians can get right on it!
    by Published on 07-18-2017 12:29 PM
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    At the risk of sounding like an old guy, you really need to think before taking those facebook quizzes. I know it's probably fun to find out which care bear you are or what percentage Gryffyndor you would be, but before you do, ask yourself what those quizzes are really trying to do. ...
    by Published on 07-16-2017 01:47 PM
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    In FOOD FOR THOUGHT we'll take a look at the things we take for granted that are actually so amazing that it's hard to even imagine that they work at all.

    You're driving along at highway speeds and (ahem) your passenger is safely using a mobile device. Perhaps ...