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WOTT #319

Last week's WOTT was kind of short lived since it did not get started until rather late in the week....but Dave took care of it.  Now it's Saturday....AGAIN.  Guess I'd better roll over to #319.

 

     Not really cold here.  But, oh boy, lots of wind.  I sure hope our roof shingles are not standing up straight or getting folded back on themselves.  Seems like roof spot repair is getting to be a regular routine for us.  I hate the thought of having to re-shingle this roof.  It's only 11 years old.  But, of course, the original builders used contractor grade stuff so I don't imagine we will get much longer life out of it.  We are second owners of this house so had no input on quality of materials.

     S.J.'s new TV purchase got me to researching and checking prices.  My wife and I don't think we really give a hoot about 3D.  But anymore....the 3D units don't cost all that much more in some cases.  I really don't know which brand to go with yet.  But we're not really ready to cough up the cash.  I just like to be informed and ready if our current 55" TV goes belly up without warning.  Gee I can remember when the plasma flat screen models made by Pioneer first became available many years ago.  If I remember correctly the price tag was around $10,000.  Wheeee!

     I did some looking around the Internet also....for information on the Le Paul gas stations.....and, possibly, some vintage signs, etc.  But all I could find was mostly the major brands.  Guess Le Paul was not big enough to draw much attention from collectors.

     UV took another step backwards....in my opinion....with the changes made to the music channels.  I just discovered the other night that they've dropped the classical music channel.....leaving only the light-classical channel.  The classical stuff and good jazz are what I listen to.  So, in our case, our service has been reduced....AGAIN.   Sure haven't seen any reduction in what they charge us however.

     Also we still do not like the new system used for On Demand.....Movies....and the music channels.  It is still much slower than what we used to have.  We try to look for a decent movie to watch (not many of those either) and we just finally get bored to death waiting for things to come up on our screen.  They've also been moving channels around so now we play hide and seek with AT&T to find them.  Personally I think the U-Verse service is sliding down hill.  But then I guess we are not in age group that they give a hoot about.   If it keeps going like it has been......going back to OTA and filling in with streaming stuff on the Internet begins to look more attractive.  There are some writers who believe that is the direction we are going anyway.

     Whoops.  Lunchtime.  Y'all have a great week.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

Last week's WOTT was kind of short lived since it did not get started until rather late in the week....but Dave took care of it.  Now it's Saturday....AGAIN.  Guess I'd better roll over to #319.

 

     Not really cold here.  But, oh boy, lots of wind.  I sure hope our roof shingles are not standing up straight or getting folded back on themselves.  Seems like roof spot repair is getting to be a regular routine for us.  I hate the thought of having to re-shingle this roof.  It's only 11 years old.  But, of course, the original builders used contractor grade stuff so I don't imagine we will get much longer life out of it.  We are second owners of this house so had no input on quality of materials.

     S.J.'s new TV purchase got me to researching and checking prices.  My wife and I don't think we really give a hoot about 3D.  But anymore....the 3D units don't cost all that much more in some cases.  I really don't know which brand to go with yet.  But we're not really ready to cough up the cash.  I just like to be informed and ready if our current 55" TV goes belly up without warning.  Gee I can remember when the plasma flat screen models made by Pioneer first became available many years ago.  If I remember correctly the price tag was around $10,000.  Wheeee!

     I did some looking around the Internet also....for information on the Le Paul gas stations.....and, possibly, some vintage signs, etc.  But all I could find was mostly the major brands.  Guess Le Paul was not big enough to draw much attention from collectors.

     UV took another step backwards....in my opinion....with the changes made to the music channels.  I just discovered the other night that they've dropped the classical music channel.....leaving only the light-classical channel.  The classical stuff and good jazz are what I listen to.  So, in our case, our service has been reduced....AGAIN.   Sure haven't seen any reduction in what they charge us however.

     Also we still do not like the new system used for On Demand.....Movies....and the music channels.  It is still much slower than what we used to have.  We try to look for a decent movie to watch (not many of those either) and we just finally get bored to death waiting for things to come up on our screen.  They've also been moving channels around so now we play hide and seek with AT&T to find them.  Personally I think the U-Verse service is sliding down hill.  But then I guess we are not in age group that they give a hoot about.   If it keeps going like it has been......going back to OTA and filling in with streaming stuff on the Internet begins to look more attractive.  There are some writers who believe that is the direction we are going anyway.

     Whoops.  Lunchtime.  Y'all have a great week.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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hpmsrm wrote:

Last week's WOTT was kind of short lived since it did not get started until rather late in the week....but Dave took care of it.  Now it's Saturday....AGAIN.  Guess I'd better roll over to #319.

 

     Not really cold here.  But, oh boy, lots of wind.  I sure hope our roof shingles are not standing up straight or getting folded back on themselves.  Seems like roof spot repair is getting to be a regular routine for us.  I hate the thought of having to re-shingle this roof.  It's only 11 years old.  But, of course, the original builders used contractor grade stuff so I don't imagine we will get much longer life out of it.  We are second owners of this house so had no input on quality of materials.

     S.J.'s new TV purchase got me to researching and checking prices.  My wife and I don't think we really give a hoot about 3D.  But anymore....the 3D units don't cost all that much more in some cases.  I really don't know which brand to go with yet.  But we're not really ready to cough up the cash.  I just like to be informed and ready if our current 55" TV goes belly up without warning.  Gee I can remember when the plasma flat screen models made by Pioneer first became available many years ago.  If I remember correctly the price tag was around $10,000.  Wheeee!

     I did some looking around the Internet also....for information on the Le Paul gas stations.....and, possibly, some vintage signs, etc.  But all I could find was mostly the major brands.  Guess Le Paul was not big enough to draw much attention from collectors.

     UV took another step backwards....in my opinion....with the changes made to the music channels.  I just discovered the other night that they've dropped the classical music channel.....leaving only the light-classical channel.  The classical stuff and good jazz are what I listen to.  So, in our case, our service has been reduced....AGAIN.   Sure haven't seen any reduction in what they charge us however.

     Also we still do not like the new system used for On Demand.....Movies....and the music channels.  It is still much slower than what we used to have.  We try to look for a decent movie to watch (not many of those either) and we just finally get bored to death waiting for things to come up on our screen.  They've also been moving channels around so now we play hide and seek with AT&T to find them.  Personally I think the U-Verse service is sliding down hill.  But then I guess we are not in age group that they give a hoot about.   If it keeps going like it has been......going back to OTA and filling in with streaming stuff on the Internet begins to look more attractive.  There are some writers who believe that is the direction we are going anyway.

     Whoops.  Lunchtime.  Y'all have a great week.


 

 

Well, the glory days of streaming might very well be coming to and end before it really gets off the ground, unless the FCC does some reclassifying.Smiley Sad

 

 

Speaking of classical I ran across this the other day. It's not exactly "text book" classical, but I found it quite interesting none the less. http://www.npr.org/event/music/246393060/kronos-quartet-tiny-desk-concert

 

 

 

 

 




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hpmsrm wrote:

Last week's WOTT was kind of short lived since it did not get started until rather late in the week....but Dave took care of it.  Now it's Saturday....AGAIN.  Guess I'd better roll over to #319.

 

     Not really cold here.  But, oh boy, lots of wind.  I sure hope our roof shingles are not standing up straight or getting folded back on themselves.  Seems like roof spot repair is getting to be a regular routine for us.  I hate the thought of having to re-shingle this roof.  It's only 11 years old.  But, of course, the original builders used contractor grade stuff so I don't imagine we will get much longer life out of it.  We are second owners of this house so had no input on quality of materials.

     S.J.'s new TV purchase got me to researching and checking prices.  My wife and I don't think we really give a hoot about 3D.  But anymore....the 3D units don't cost all that much more in some cases.  I really don't know which brand to go with yet.  But we're not really ready to cough up the cash.  I just like to be informed and ready if our current 55" TV goes belly up without warning.  Gee I can remember when the plasma flat screen models made by Pioneer first became available many years ago.  If I remember correctly the price tag was around $10,000.  Wheeee!

     I did some looking around the Internet also....for information on the Le Paul gas stations.....and, possibly, some vintage signs, etc.  But all I could find was mostly the major brands.  Guess Le Paul was not big enough to draw much attention from collectors.

     UV took another step backwards....in my opinion....with the changes made to the music channels.  I just discovered the other night that they've dropped the classical music channel.....leaving only the light-classical channel.  The classical stuff and good jazz are what I listen to.  So, in our case, our service has been reduced....AGAIN.   Sure haven't seen any reduction in what they charge us however.

     Also we still do not like the new system used for On Demand.....Movies....and the music channels.  It is still much slower than what we used to have.  We try to look for a decent movie to watch (not many of those either) and we just finally get bored to death waiting for things to come up on our screen.  They've also been moving channels around so now we play hide and seek with AT&T to find them.  Personally I think the U-Verse service is sliding down hill.  But then I guess we are not in age group that they give a hoot about.   If it keeps going like it has been......going back to OTA and filling in with streaming stuff on the Internet begins to look more attractive.  There are some writers who believe that is the direction we are going anyway.

     Whoops.  Lunchtime.  Y'all have a great week.


 

 

Well, the glory days of streaming might very well be coming to and end before it really gets off the ground, unless the FCC does some reclassifying.Smiley Sad

 

 

Speaking of classical I ran across this the other day. It's not exactly "text book" classical, but I found it quite interesting none the less. http://www.npr.org/event/music/246393060/kronos-quartet-tiny-desk-concert

 

 

 

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

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Yeah, C.J. I kinda gathered that there is a problem with the FCC...,both from what I read here and also on other sites.   Haven't been following it too closely, Kind of been preoccupied with other things.  I was wandering through one of the big box stores a couple of weeks ago and spotted a good price on a small, amplified antenna which is quite unobtrusive.  Bought it and brought it home.  It picks up all of our local stations and subchannels.  Strangely enough....that very evening was when channel 1041 went crazy on UV and started to break up severely right in the middle of a program we were watching.  So I switched over to the local OTA outlet and the picture was just fine from there.  Anyway the UV signal cleared up within about 30 minutes.  None of the other channels were affected.....just the onel....and it showed up on all of our STD's.  A stroke of luck that I had purchased that antenna.

    

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

Yeah, C.J. I kinda gathered that there is a problem with the FCC...,both from what I read here and also on other sites.   Haven't been following it too closely, Kind of been preoccupied with other things.  I was wandering through one of the big box stores a couple of weeks ago and spotted a good price on a small, amplified antenna which is quite unobtrusive.  Bought it and brought it home.  It picks up all of our local stations and subchannels.  Strangely enough....that very evening was when channel 1041 went crazy on UV and started to break up severely right in the middle of a program we were watching.  So I switched over to the local OTA outlet and the picture was just fine from there.  Anyway the UV signal cleared up within about 30 minutes.  None of the other channels were affected.....just the onel....and it showed up on all of our STD's.  A stroke of luck that I had purchased that antenna.

    

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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