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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 07:15 PM
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Nope. Sorry I seem to be picking on your...

Nope.

Sorry I seem to be picking on your profession. Let me pick on mine. Electronics engineering. There are too many crap products out there that don't deserve to be supported. Probably a...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
Here's a great example of crap writing. ...

Here's a great example of crap writing. "Mattress Weight Doubles Every 10 Years."

So DW and I just flipped our mattress and she quoted this "fact" to me. I pushed back. She did research and...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 03:39 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
Don't tell W2R, but I just ponied up $2.13 (after...

Don't tell W2R, but I just ponied up $2.13 (after tax) for Hulu ad-supported per month.

This is just FYI. I previously had a trial with them a few months ago. When I went to the discount page, I...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 02:05 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
5 mentions of Hulu's black Friday promo. Can I...

5 mentions of Hulu's black Friday promo. Can I have another? :)
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 01:43 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
Not only are we losing, we are also forming new...

Not only are we losing, we are also forming new tribes, just like what seems to be happening everywhere else. And I think that behavior is a loss.

55 years ago, nearly everybody watched the...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
The frog boiled in the water as the temperature...

The frog boiled in the water as the temperature rose.

YTTV or Hulu+Live would put me at about the same price, or darn near to it. This is due to their aggressive price rises. It is also one...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 12:21 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
:laugh::laugh:

:laugh::laugh:
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 12:11 PM
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Posted By JoeWras
But you may need to switch apps. Next week...

But you may need to switch apps.

Next week I'm going to have to have a Roku 101 lesson with DW.

The Tablo helps a lot because we don't have to switch inputs to the actual TV antenna input,...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By JoeWras
And a 13 year debarment. Why not lifetime? ...

And a 13 year debarment. Why not lifetime?

Up to 20 years. I'd bet it will be less than 5.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,636
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Posted By JoeWras
It is really interesting, Midpack, how I've...

It is really interesting, Midpack, how I've changed over the years. Somewhere earlier in this thread I may have complained in a discussion to you how much easier cable is over something like...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Views: 246,666
Posted By JoeWras
Other black Friday deals: ...

Other black Friday deals:
https://thestreamable.com/news/best-2020-black-friday-deals-on-streaming-services

I'm thinking of biting on the $12 per year CuriosityStream offer.
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,503
Posted By JoeWras
I stopped with the call out exactly because of...

I stopped with the call out exactly because of the confusion you mention. Bell only now.
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,503
Posted By JoeWras
Thank you! I really appreciate the wave back.

Thank you! I really appreciate the wave back.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-25-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 15,207
Posted By JoeWras
I donate platelets about every two weeks. Pretty...

I donate platelets about every two weeks. Pretty much all of the blood banks are doing antibody testing now. (I have 12 negatives as of yesterday.)

This is data they can use to understand...
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,503
Posted By JoeWras
See my avatar. I just got back from a bike ride,...

See my avatar. I just got back from a bike ride, and this thread went through my mind as I was using my bell.

90% of the people appreciate the bell announcing my presence.

10% get cranky.
...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 15,207
Posted By JoeWras
I just found out one of my volunteer disaster...

I just found out one of my volunteer disaster relief workers went wildcat with another work crew down to Alabama.

He got COVID.

This guy was pretty "out there" on mitigating covid risk, i.e. he...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-25-2020, 10:50 AM
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Views: 246,666
Posted By JoeWras
I guess this is where the industry is going:...

I guess this is where the industry is going: seasonal subscriptions. Unless they can produce continuous compelling content, people will come and go.

I haven't subscribed to Disney+ yet. I'll let...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-25-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 246,666
Posted By JoeWras
Bolded mine. I agree. Which is why I think the...

Bolded mine. I agree. Which is why I think the $2 Hulu is well worth it.

I don't think $6 for CBS is worth it. But that's just me.

I will say this about the ads on CBS Star Trek: Discovery...
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,756
Posted By JoeWras
Some of this is subliminal. It gets into your...

Some of this is subliminal. It gets into your bones. I think we all like to think we are immune, but I'll admit I'm not. Sometimes you just have to know the name and some day that subliminal thing...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 11-25-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 246,666
Posted By JoeWras
I'm not even sure that matters. I'm currently on...

I'm not even sure that matters. I'm currently on trial with CBS All Access, and watching Star Trek: Discovery. Ads.

Is the trial not equivalent to pay? I'm going to presume it is. I shall...
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,503
Posted By JoeWras
I had a similar problem at a toll booth. The...

I had a similar problem at a toll booth. The toll gate was only going up every other car. Basically, it was asking for more money than required. The guy in front of me sat there for minutes. A...
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,756
Posted By JoeWras
Am I a bad person for liking some of the tracking...

Am I a bad person for liking some of the tracking stuff fed to me?

For instance, reading about the Arecibo observatory damage led me to some other cool articles on astronomy.
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,346
Posted By JoeWras
Right. And that's why it isn't "you get what you...

Right. And that's why it isn't "you get what you pay for." I would pay for straight news. Instead, we get veiled editorial which I why I dropped our paper.
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By JoeWras
I should start a thread on "Home Trends that...

I should start a thread on "Home Trends that Nobody Liked." These huge spa-tubs have to be on that list. Every single one of them I've encountered is rarely, if never, used by the owners. They do...
Forum: Other topics 11-25-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,346
Posted By JoeWras
I hope the rest of you continue to let some of us...

I hope the rest of you continue to let some of us reminisce, especially our Chicago friends.

In Chicago, there is the concept of "2 or 3 flats". A building with 2 or 3 apartments. Usually the...
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