Good grief. I turn my back for a second and everyone disappears!
Do you hate normal satellite or cable TV? Me too. Join NetFlix and you can receive movies over the high speed computer connection for free. The only "cost" is that you have to buy their special box for hooking up to your wireless computer network. Everyone has one of those, right?
After that, you can download the most interesting movies and documentaries that I have ever seen. You go on the net to their site, click on "instant que" and then browse their offerings, clicking on the ones that you want to see. Of course, you don't need their special box if you're happy watching the movies on your computer. This is an added service that does not charge you above the monthly fee for the qualifying plan that you select. Me, I'm on the $16.95 per month plan, but I don't bother ordering DVD's any longer. I just watch the movies that are on the instant que lists (sci-fi, drama, action, etc.).
The wife and I are thinking about cancelling our satellite service (Dish) and just use local broadcasts and NetFlix for other program material. That will result in an $70 savings. Also thinking of dropping the land lines from the phone company. AT&T will let you keep your account with only DSL internet on the bill. We have a MagicJack and it works great. We don't need no esteenking landlines. We have cellphones through AT&T, so they will be on the bill, until I find a better deal.
It's too cold downstairs to mess in the garage (build). So I'm at a standstill on that.
Are any of you licensed amateur radio operators that live within 700 miles of Chattanooga, TN? I'm set up to talk model airplanes on 75 and 40 meters. Just give me a shout at n2ecw at live dot com and let me know when you want to try to make contact.
Happy Holidays to all of the modeling and ham folks out there.