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Out of the Blue

The Internet went down in the BlueTower last night, something you never hear me complain about since the Fios service here is generally quite reliable. I came to the mistaken conclusion that I didn't have the proper USB C cable to tether my computer to my phone, which prompted a trip to Best Buy. This was when we learned they don't actually open until 10:00 am, so there was time to fit breakfast in along the way. And as I implied, it turns out I could have gotten things going without the trip to the store in the first place, but at least I'm online now with my $20 USB cable. Sorry about the delay this all caused.

Links: Thanks Ant.
Stories: Thousands still watch TV in black and white.
Officials: Ronald Reagan LSD probe bigger than you think, 14 nuke sailors snagged. Thanks Max.
Dry Spell: Canada Runs Low on Legal Marijuana Just Weeks After Its Approval. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: Postal Delivery Truck Off Road While Speeding. Dukes of Hazzard Delivery Service.
Tom and Jerry. Sorry, Tom, that's no mouse.
Swing away.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 09:52 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, and the "Official" video feed is here, but requires a fee.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2018, 09:14 Mr. Tact
 
For those who might be interested, the 2018 World Chess Championship kicks off today. First game to start in about 45 minutes.

Chessnetwork will have live coverage on Twitch and summaries and analysis afterward on their Youtube channel. Here is the game schedule.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 22:59 Mr. Tact
 
TV licensing in the UK
TV licensing around the world

Kind of hard to believe the US has managed to miss this taxing opportunity, then again we don't have the VAT either... yet.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 22:57 jdreyer
 

Dry Spell: Canada Runs Low on Legal Marijuana Just Weeks After Its Approval.


Supply will return in a few months. Then the headline will read:

Dry Spell: Canada Runs Low on Jos Louis Snack Cakes.
 
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15. Re: Thousands still watch TV in black and white Nov 8, 2018, 22:51 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 19:47:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 18:45:
"Last month the organisation said more than 26,000 young people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year."

WTF is a TV license? Anyone from UK here who can shed a light on that... thing?
https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/44860563/
They are serious about their taxes https://i.4pcdn.org/pol/1431039487625.jpg

Japan has a similar system for NHK, their public TV broadcaster.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 22:30 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 15:16:
Welcome to the present.
Oh, I had/have no doubt it is still done. But I don't recall seeing it personally since the 70s.
 
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13. Re: Thousands still watch TV in black and white Nov 8, 2018, 19:47 RedEye9
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 18:45:
"Last month the organisation said more than 26,000 young people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year."

WTF is a TV license? Anyone from UK here who can shed a light on that... thing?
https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/44860563/
They are serious about their taxes https://i.4pcdn.org/pol/1431039487625.jpg

 
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12. Thousands still watch TV in black and white Nov 8, 2018, 18:45 Simon Says
 
"Last month the organisation said more than 26,000 young people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC iPlayer without a TV licence in the past year."

WTF is a TV license? Anyone from UK here who can shed a light on that... thing?
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 16:13 Retired
 
PORN!


(sorry seemed appropriate)
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 15:16 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 14:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 13:10:
You probably dry your socks on a clothes line. [wink]
Man, I remember that from the 60s and 70s. But never did it myself...
Welcome to the present.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 15:04 El Pit
 
Internet down in the BlueTower? Well, thanks, Obama! Right?  
They're waiting for you, Gabe, in the test chamber!
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 14:59 Cutter
 
Spektr wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 13:34:
"Ronald Reagan LSD probe bigger than you think, 14 nuke sailors snagged"

Wow, I thought I was already high on LSD while trying to make sense out of that title lol (The ultimate clickbait: A title so confusing you had to click to get what they are talking about. But I am glad to hear Reagan is not actually involved in that sordid affairs)

No but the CIA was regularly experimenting on the public - in Canada as well - and torturing inmates and mental patients for 2 decades with LSD. Just go search for "CIA LSD experiments" plenty of info on it out there. While GOP politicians may or may not have known about it they certainly did their best to fight against any and all restitution claims of the victims of that horror. That's nothing new.

This comment was edited on Nov 8, 2018, 16:19.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 14:23 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 13:10:
You probably dry your socks on a clothes line. [wink]
Man, I remember that from the 60s and 70s. But never did it myself...
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 13:37 Prez
 
Bluesnews update was an hour late today!! Unacceptable! I am stopping my subscription immediately!  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 13:34 Spektr
 
"Ronald Reagan LSD probe bigger than you think, 14 nuke sailors snagged"

Wow, I thought I was already high on LSD while trying to make sense out of that title lol (The ultimate clickbait: A title so confusing you had to click to get what they are talking about. But I am glad to hear Reagan is not actually involved in that sordid affairs)
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 13:29 Armengar
 
its always handy to have a cheap access point on hand for these scenarios. Then you can plug the AP into your switch and your phone can just wifi tether to your AP  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 13:10 RedEye9
 
You probably dry your socks on a clothes line. [wink]  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 12:59 Mr. Tact
 
I've never owned any socks which were specific to the left or right foot...  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2018, 12:45 RedEye9
 
The box full of cables is a mysterious and unforgiving Bermuda Triangle of sorts, similar to the clothes dryer that mysteriously eats only the left sock unless it chooses a right one.
Glad you're back online and sorry that you had to go to a best buy.
 
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