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Dec 11, 2009 3:11 pm

[quote=DeBolt][quote=Spaceman Spiff]

Funny, my DVR tapes it so I don't really even know what station it's on or what time.  [/quote] Spiff you are showing your age again.[/quote]   You're correct.  I grew up with cassettes and VHS, remember distinctly listening to my first CD (1812 Overture - you would have sworn you could her the cannon), and having to set my VCR up to tape episodes of Knight Rider when I wasn't home.    Now, my kids don't understand why I can't just turn on whatever program they want if we're not at home and why Grandma and Grandpa watch the commercials.  They also don't understand why I can't play that song on the radio over again.    I'm getting old and my age doesn't even start with a 4 yet.   
Jan 9, 2010 2:22 pm

Never had a problem with TVs. I have one in the office and it helps me get me through a tough night before deadline. I must admit, I’m quite afraid with too much silence. Love to watch, or rather listen to those funny and sarcastic lines on Gossip Girl while finishing a report summary.university of texas merchandise l cheap ventrilo

Jan 11, 2010 9:01 pm

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I skip all that and watch youporn all day[/quote]   LOL, I waiting for that one.   I love TV, Fringe is the best show out there.  (and for those w/o TV's, how do you watch the local news?)  TV can be very educational- My favorite shows are on those 600 channels on FIOS- Discovery HD History HD etc....   I have a TV in my office although I can't change the channel- it's locked on CNBC. 
Jan 11, 2010 9:22 pm

[quote=shantom1][/quote]

I skip all that and watch youporn all day[/quote]   LOL, I waiting for that one.   I love TV, Fringe is the best show out there.  (and for those w/o TV's, how do you watch the local news?)  TV can be very educational- My favorite shows are on those 600 channels on FIOS- Discovery HD History HD etc....   I have a TV in my office although I can't change the channel- it's locked on CNBC.  [/quote]

Who cares about local news?
Jan 12, 2010 4:43 am

 Local news provides absolutely nothing and every cable network is talking heads giving opinions over and over about every issue under the sun. CNBC -stock market talking heads, FOXNEWS - Republican talking heads, MSNBC - Jagoffs, ESPN - former players making bad predictions, CNN - garbage, and on and on and on. These cable outlets don’t report news anymore, they report opinions on recent events. I was just flipping through the channels and I was asking myself, who the hell is really watching Rachel Maddow ? Who the hell cares if Andre Dawson wears a Cub or Expo hat into the HOF ? Who the hell cares that Larry King is still alive and has a show ?

Jan 12, 2010 1:43 pm

I don’t have a TV, but have a link to a website that is a feed of Bloomberg TV live. I turn it on some mornings and listen/watch, for 20 minutes whie i set up my day, or while i screw around like i am this morning. Gotta get off this site during the day. Now.

Jan 12, 2010 1:48 pm

Here's the link

http://www.bloomberg.com/streams/video/LiveBTV200.asxx  
Jan 12, 2010 2:31 pm
Ron 14:

 Local news provides absolutely nothing and every cable network is talking heads giving opinions over and over about every issue under the sun. CNBC -stock market talking heads, FOXNEWS - Republican talking heads, MSNBC - Jagoffs, ESPN - former players making bad predictions, CNN - garbage, and on and on and on. These cable outlets don’t report news anymore, they report opinions on recent events. I was just flipping through the channels and I was asking myself, who the hell is really watching Rachel Maddow ? Who the hell cares if Andre Dawson wears a Cub or Expo hat into the HOF ? Who the hell cares that Larry King is still alive and has a show ?

  My wife watches the local news, pisses me off. I don't care who tipped a cow over a couple towns over or who's house was busted as a meth lab or whatever.   And you're right, cable news offers little more. I guess Sarah Palin is getting her own show on Fox News. If that doesn't tell you the state of cable news...   For my news I watch BBC America.
Jan 13, 2010 5:48 pm

Does anybody read anymore?

Jan 13, 2010 5:51 pm

[quote=BondGuy]Does anybody read anymore?[/quote]

I do.

I recently read “Lone Survivor”, by Marcus Lutrell (Thanks Ron14).

as well as  “12 Scientific experiements that went horribly wrong”, and “Rock, Paper, Scissors:  Everyday applications of game theory”.

You?


Jan 13, 2010 5:59 pm
BondGuy:

Does anybody read anymore?

  Just got done reading "Animal Spirits" by Robert Schiller.
Jan 13, 2010 6:10 pm

Depends on my mood. Mostly I’m into non fiction and read to educate myself about things that interest me. I’m reading  Billiards books trying to improve my game for the sake of my Cash League team.  Also, i’m the best read striper fisherman you’ll ever find. Catching the fish, not as good despite plenty of time on the sand. Put me on a boat, different story.

  Recently, fiction to relax, Ford County, by Grisham and The Dome by Stephan King. First King novel i've read in almost 20 years. Now i'm back to non fiction and rereading John Fuller's The Ghosts of Flight 401. That's a scary story.
Jan 13, 2010 6:21 pm

Do you find that reading about sports (fishing and billiards) actually helps you, or that “knowing” all of these things gets in your way?  I used to read stuff like that about golf and such.  Just made me worse.

I took up playing tennis without “learning” how and now dominate the local guys.

Did you think Ford County was good? 

I used to fish striper in Oklahoma quite a bit.  Keystone Lake was usually good for that.

Jan 13, 2010 9:17 pm
SometimesNowhere:

[quote=BondGuy]Does anybody read anymore?

  Just got done reading "Animal Spirits" by Robert Schiller.[/quote]   How was it ?
Jan 13, 2010 9:57 pm
Moraen:

Do you find that reading about sports (fishing and billiards) actually helps you, or that “knowing” all of these things gets in your way?  I used to read stuff like that about golf and such.  Just made me worse.

I took up playing tennis without “learning” how and now dominate the local guys.

Did you think Ford County was good? 

I used to fish striper in Oklahoma quite a bit.  Keystone Lake was usually good for that.

  It was OK. it's a collection of stories that didn't quite make the cut to do a full blown novel.   And yes, the books give me a base understanding of what i'm doing. Experience is the real teacher.
Jan 14, 2010 12:27 am

Moraen, the stripers i’m going for are 3 to 4 feet long, known as Rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay. Is that what you were fishing in OK?

Jan 14, 2010 12:44 pm

[quote=BondGuy]Moraen, the stripers i’m going for are 3 to 4 feet long, known as Rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay. Is that what you were fishing in OK?[/quote]

Not even close.  The biggest one was 18 inches.

Feb 18, 2013 6:06 pm

We got AT&T’s Uverse a while returning. I’ve had DirectTV, Bowl, and now Uverse. I like some factors about all of them. I liked DirectTV’s development offers. It always hassled me that Bowl didn’t consist of Fox Information on their primary program. I liked Dish’s DVR better than Uverse. I’ve only had Uverse on my HDTV, so I don’t know about the image of them all. But, it can be storming outside and I don’t reduce my indication since in comes in through our range. Furthermore, there isn’t a dish on my ceiling. It’s a little factor, but I always concerned about the technicians not closing the gaps in my ceiling effectively. all best serials

Dec 17, 2013 10:47 am

I do and I need to have it on for my whole duration at the office. It has the opposite effect on me, it is not a distraction but rather something that keeps me alert and alive in my everyday’s hard work.