Wake up out there!!!

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.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:22:11 -0500, "Ed Cregger" wrote in :
Everyone's partying.
Or hiding from the blizzard. It's 14 degrees F and snowy here in Buffalo.
"Hate" is too strong a word.
I enjoy some of the shows on cable.
Not in my room. But if I'm going to watch net TV, it's more comfy in front of my computer anyway. I have paid a couple of bucks here for some movies--Into the Wild and a documentary about Grizzly Man come to mind. I also watch the occasional DVD on my computer. Into Great Silence was the last one. That took about six or eight sessions. :o(
That's beyond my budget for movies.
I'm licensed at the very lowest level, but I only have one (1) HAM TX for RC aircraft. ;o)
Marty KC2NEB
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I didn't disappear, I'm here
I Don't hate it, I don't HAVE it
Great! where do I get one of those fabled "high speed connections?
DIALUP SUCKS!!!!!!
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Bob Cowell
Actually I hate most all TV. I do have satellite because it sucks somewhat less than broadcast. But I'm one of those rare people who can actually live without the TV being on all the time. If there's nothing on that I find genuinely interesting, I turn it off and build a plane or do some woodworking or read a book or something else of value.
Something happened recently that showed me how dependent the youth of today are on television. I was in the hospital for a couple of days worth of tests. My goddaughter (age 13) came to visit and after a couple of minutes asked "What's wrong with the TV here? Is it broken?" I told her that there was nothing wrong with the TV, that I just happened to know where the off switch was. She was amazed that anybody would sit in a room with the TV turned off.
Dave
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They can fix you up with high speed internet just about anywhere in the USA. It isn't inexpensive, high speed internet seldom is. Then buy yourself a Magic Jack and drop your land lines. The Magic Jack works fine. I bought one a month or two ago and I just bought two more to use as presents.
No, it isn't perfect, in the 1950's/60's sense of telephone service. It does experience occasional drop-outs, but so does my regular landlines these days. Why? Because they are both internet based with little difference.
You can use the money that you were paying for your landline to pay for all or part of the Hughesnet monthly bill. Plus, you don't need their highest speed to enjoy a substantial boost in performance over dial-up. Even their slowest high speed connection is many times faster than dial-up.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
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I have to confess that I need some kind of noise going on in the background too. It used to be television all of the time. Now, it is just TV some of the time.
I joined the Coast To Coast AM radio show's digital Stream-Link. So, I can download and listen to old talk radio shows whenever I'm in the mood. Many times I'll have that on in the background.
Some of the shows are interesting. Of course, like all media, some of them are terrible. The advantage to using Stream-Link is that you can pick and choose the topic you wish to listen to.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
I guess I'll just stick with buying groceries. $60 a month for internet is WAY out of my price range.
Reply to
Bob Cowell
time to leave that 3rd world country mate.
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The Natural Philosopher
It wasn't a third world country till after the last election, now it's just another socialist money pit much like where you live.
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Bob Cowell
Ah, so its only *since the election* that your broadband has vanished? Its certainly only since the election, but before the new government is installed, taht a few trillion dollars have ben pledged to prop up banks, car factories, insurance companies..well well well. The republicans have nationalised everything in sight!
You have to LOVE 'big government'
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The Natural Philosopher
Welcome to rural america.
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Schiffner
Actually you are a few electionss late...the socialist money pit started in the 30's and some good ideas that don't work now. -- Keith
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Schiffner
Thankyou FDR...moron.
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Schiffner
I shot my television in 1995 and have been TV-free since. I honestly believe if everyone did the same, our country would be a lot better off...
Normally, I put a set of Du-Bro skis on my big 80" trainer this time of year and look forward to a little bit of winter flying. We got back-to-back 12" snowstorms this weekend and now there's too much powder for flying. I guess some movies might not be a bad idea!
Good flying, desmobob
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Robert Scott
What a coincidence, I was "Yes man" and he rides a Ducati in it. mk
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MJKolodziej
I don't really like any TV so I don't have either and I don't want them. My time is much better spent doing other things more enjoyable.
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Six_O'Clock_High
Six O'clock High wrote,
Judge Judy is the sole reason for watching TV at all (other than an occasional Nascar race). And since PBS started its policy of revisionism of WW2, it's not even worth looking at.
Bill(oc)
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oldcoot
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But you get part of that back when you switch to Magic Jack and drop the phone lines.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
Ducatis show up in the movies fairly frequently these days, or so I hear...
:-)
Good flying, desmobob (1995 900SS SP)
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Robert Scott
lol wait until you drink the Kool-aid. I did and now I ride a 79' GL1000 the ultimate evolution of the Goldwing line. The later stuff is imnsho a unsuccesful off shoot.
p.s. only a wimp needs a fairing for a 2,200mi jaunt. -- Keith
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Schiffner

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