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July 5, 2017

10 Signs of a Meth House — from first-time homebuyers who unknowingly bought one

1. Unusual, strong odors (like cat urine, ether, ammonia, acetone or other chemicals).

2. Renters who pay their landlords in cash. (Most drug dealers trade exclusively in cash.)

3. Lots of traffic — people coming and going at unusual times. There may be little traffic during the day, but at night the activity increases dramatically.

4. Excessive trash including large amounts of items such as: antifreeze containers, lantern fuel cans, red chemically stained coffee filters, drain cleaner and duct tape.

5. Unusual amounts of clear glass containers being brought into the home.

6. Windows blacked out or covered by aluminum foil, plywood, sheets, blankets, etc.

7. Secretive/protected area surrounding the residence (video cameras, alarm systems, guard dogs, reinforced doors, electrified fencing).

8. Persons exiting the structure to smoke.

9. Little traffic during the day, but high traffic at late hours; including different vehicles arriving and staying for short periods of time.

10. Little or no mail, furniture, visible trash, and no newspaper delivery.

[via The Consumerist]

July 5, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

262 Inches: World's Largest Widescreen 4K TV

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This Absurd 262-inch TV Costs More Than Your House

It's so big, you may need a new house to go with it

I still remember the time back when I was a kid that my dad splurged on a 60-inch projection screen TV.

It was comically oversized for our Cape home, with a footprint nearly on par with our couch.

Two closets had to be ripped out just to accommodate it, and to this day I have no idea how my parents' marriage survived.

It's safe to say things might've ended up even worse if my dad had designs on the C Seed 262, a patently ridiculous 262-inch 4K TV that costs over $38,000 —to install.

The actual TV? That'll run you just over $500,000.

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Two hundred and sixty-two inches of screen.

That's a little over 20 feet long and 8.5 feet high, which is almost the same size as a professional soccer goal.

If you laid it on the ground on a basketball court it would stretch past the free throw line. It's gigantic.

I hope you like the industrial look, because you'll need concrete walls

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to hold up a 1,700-pound TV.

The TV comes with its own 4K media server, a surround sound audio system, and a motorized fabric cover that you can use to "conceal" the TV when it's not in use.

For such an impressive centerpiece,

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the cost actually doesn't seem that outrageous.

If you've got a couple billion in the bank, this will put all your friends' mediocre 120-inch TVs to shame.

It's certainly more notable than buying your 10th Range Rover or another Ferrari.

You'll still run into the same problem as my dad: getting the dang thing through the door. Also, you need to find a wall that is over 20 feet long, 9 feet high, and can support a TV that weights nearly a ton.

Maybe it's better to just build a new house around it?

If you can afford the TV, you can probably afford the construction costs.

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July 5, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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