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  • MPMD MPMD 
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    Okay, how are you guys getting the New York Times for just $4 per month?  I may not always agree with their editorial stance, but I like reading something that isn’t by Gannett and that’s written above an eighth grade level.

    Are you getting online access only, or actual dead tree delivered to your house for four or six bucks per month?  (Please tell me this isn’t some cheesy one month teaser rate.)

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    This is what I want to know too. Most of what I enjoy is free or inexpensive, but I do think I pay $40/mo for the NYT! What’s the secret?!

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    for an online subscription only?

    it think mine is $9/mo?

     

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    White.Beard.Doc White.Beard.Doc 
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    A NY Times subscription is $1.50/week if you are an educator. As in someone with a .edu at the end of your email address.

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    Avatar FIREshrink 
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    My colleague last night told me, I can tell from reading your notes lately that you are really liking work! You are really getting into all the details. And you look so happy! I told the nurses that Dr. Fireshrink is not coming back to me medical director because he looks too happy!

    Yes. I like the way FI fits.

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    wideopenspaces wideopenspaces 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    if you enjoy reading the nytimes (and yes I do on a daily basis), isn’t not paying the ten or so bucks a month an example of penny wise pound foolish… I’m sure you waste a lot more money on other things per month….

     

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    wideopenspaces wideopenspaces 
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    Yes, I got the nyt offer at my edu email. Still haven’t bought it yet. It’s online only but that is my preference.

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    if you enjoy reading the nytimes (and yes I do on a daily basis), isn’t not paying the ten or so bucks a month an example of penny wise pound foolish… I’m sure you waste a lot more money on other things per month….

     

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    Well you get some free each month and I’m just waiting to see how much free time I’m going to have at my new job before I decide. So far the free articles have been enough, but if work continues to be slow,  I will need significantly more reading material in my life.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Interesting thread. Fatlittlepig is self aware enough to realize that those who make a lot of money, live in the moment, spend freely and save little – they may actually be right and fatlittlepig’s frugal ways were unnecessary. Perhaps they will turn out just fine which is very likely.

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    Avatar nephron 
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    people spending money on nytimes online must not be serious about FIRE.   You can get by the article limit by reading articles on different computers on the hospital while you are rounding if you are so inclined.

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    MPMD MPMD 
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    people spending money on nytimes online must not be serious about FIRE.   You can get by the article limit by reading articles on different computers on the hospital while you are rounding if you are so inclined.

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    it’s $15/mo for full digital access across all of your devices.

    i make $15 in like 5 min.

    pretty sure i’m gonna be aight.

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    Avatar wa2106 
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    $4 for .edu subscription started 3-4 years ago.  I guess they haven’t increased it up to market rate.  Guess I’ll go buy an extra coffee with my savings

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    Avatar Anne 
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    If you like food/cooking NYT Cooking is bomb.  Worth it to get all access online so that’s included.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    Last few weeks our Refrigerator would not hold temperature.   It is about 7 years old and came with the house.  It is not a style my wife or I really like but were willing to live with it.

    I defrosted it and chipped out a ton of ice.  and it got better for a couple of weeks.

    Then it got much worse.  Appliance repair guy said a fan is busted and that is why it is icing up.  He can get the part but it will be a few more days.  Repair all in all will be $2-300.  But the worse part is not having a working fridge.  We luckily have a mini fridge to keep a few essentials in.  But with kids this is a real pain.

    It is times like this I wish I did not know the value of money and just financed a fancy 3K fridge at first sign of trouble.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    in some cases it actually might be better to replace the fridge. some new construction houses come with sub quality appliances and a low quality fridge may be end of life after 7 years. sometimes letting the fridge completely thaw out will fix the overicing problem.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    in some cases it actually might be better to replace the fridge. some new construction houses come with sub quality appliances and a low quality fridge may be end of life after 7 years. sometimes letting the fridge completely thaw out will fix the overicing problem.

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    That was the 2 pieces of advice from the repair guy.  You might be in the wrong line of work!

     

    Turns out the original fridge did die after 6 years and the last owner replaced it with this one.  But it is a GE piece of junk.

    I did defrost it but only to the point that I could see.  He suggested a full defrost which can take a couple of days.  Just turned it on before work this morning so fingers crossed.  I am going to check it at lunch time.  A nice benefit of having a 4 minute commute.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    fatlittlepig is very knowledgeable when it comes to appliances and refrigerators

    A quick primer on how refrigerators work, there are two sections the freezer and the fridge.

    The Freezer section actually supplies cold air to the fridge section (which is regulated by a thermometer), the fridge does not produce any cold air.

    Sometimes the duct between the freezer and the fridge will get frozen shut, therefore the freezer section goes nuts and frosts over, and the fridge section does not get cold air.

    So if you do a total defrost, the duct which was frozen shut will melt and clear out (i believe you can actually speed this up with blow dryer), and now cold air from the freezer can get back into the fridge section, and the freezer will not frost over.

     

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