Into the Black

As I described this morning, the DirecTV guy was slated to come by and figure out why I get these frequent pauses. For some regrettable reason, I decided to take a peek at the TV while waiting for it my appointment, and as luck tends to have it, the pausing was no longer in evidence. I sat and waited for more than half an hour for my problem to reoccur, and since it previously would happen several times a minute, I decided things had cleared up, and I should tell the repair folks their services would not be needed. Of course, the problem almost immediately resurfaced, but not quickly enough to save my now-cancelled appointment, so now I have to wait until Thursday to get this fixed.

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Re: DirecTV
Mar 7, 2007, 19:23
Ant
 
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Re: DirecTV Mar 7, 2007, 19:23
Mar 7, 2007, 19:23
 Ant
 
Ratty: Why not use OTA (over the air)? You don't need cable and satellite for local stations.
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Re: blue is posting copyright infringeme
Mar 7, 2007, 13:16
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Re: blue is posting copyright infringeme Mar 7, 2007, 13:16
Mar 7, 2007, 13:16
 
Train approaching
Whistle squealing

A penis broaching
Freddy's ass while kneeling


Burma Shave

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No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 12:44
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No subject Mar 7, 2007, 12:44
Mar 7, 2007, 12:44
 
if you have enough functional attention to generate the requisite level of magnetism, its actually quite useful

some people call it "luck" .. those who can manipulate it call it "will"

good ole Carl and his beetle, he didnt break far enough into the public or the private, the exoteric or the esoteric

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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 12:11
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2007, 12:11
Mar 7, 2007, 12:11
 
So bizarre. Someone called me perspicacious only yesterday. It was the first time I'd heard the word (though I think I've seen it in print) and asked what it meant.

This was just yesterday. Synchronicity is spooky.

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DirecTV
Mar 7, 2007, 12:08
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DirecTV Mar 7, 2007, 12:08
Mar 7, 2007, 12:08
 
I'll be making the plunge myself fairly soon. I finally got myself a beautiful HDTV and now I need cable or something to get all the great HDTV shows. I haven't had cable in years and years. Spent a long time looking at the different providers and DirecTV turns out to be the best.

It's a shame it doesn't work with Tivo anymore though.

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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 12:05
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2007, 12:05
Mar 7, 2007, 12:05
 


But I have to admit I guessed on the definition of 'perspicacious'.

How perspicacious of you.

You have to wonder sometimes why words get made in the first place. I have used this word in conversation, and everyone just kind of gave me the dear in headlights.

Which is exactly the intended purpose of the idiots that were sitting around one day that created this word. It serves absolutely no purpose.

Just say what you want to say.

/edit: Although, it does get +5 bonus points for having the word "penetrate" in it's definition.

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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 11:20
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2007, 11:20
Mar 7, 2007, 11:20
 
But I have to admit I guessed on the definition of 'perspicacious'.

How perspicacious of you.
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Re: I is smart
Mar 7, 2007, 10:53
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Re: I is smart Mar 7, 2007, 10:53
Mar 7, 2007, 10:53
 
7%.
Went through it pretty quick.
Just some mind games questions.

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I is smart
Mar 7, 2007, 10:37
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I is smart Mar 7, 2007, 10:37
Mar 7, 2007, 10:37
 
Sort of...

69% scored higher (more stupid),
4% scored the same, and
27% scored lower (less stupid).

You are 27% stupid. This means...

You are kinda' smart. Many have done better, but you did much better than half the other test-takers! Good for you.

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No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 09:06
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No subject Mar 7, 2007, 09:06
Mar 7, 2007, 09:06
 
0% Stupid. But I have to admit I guessed on the definition of 'perspicacious'.
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2007, 03:20
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2007, 03:20
Mar 7, 2007, 03:20
 
i saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's..

his hair was perfect

You better stay away from him
He'll rip you lungs out, Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor.


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Re: Heh, you are cursed.
Mar 7, 2007, 03:10
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Re: Heh, you are cursed. Mar 7, 2007, 03:10
Mar 7, 2007, 03:10
 
Blue, it also appears that the Tweakboy bot is back. Spammers appear not to listen to kind requests after all. See the Halo2 thread.

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Re: I am stoopid.
Mar 7, 2007, 01:43
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Re: I am stoopid. Mar 7, 2007, 01:43
Mar 7, 2007, 01:43
 
I'm 1% stupid, which I'll now disprove by being a complete moron.

YAY, 100th POST, NO LONGER A BEAR CUB!!!??!??!1shift!1one

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TB
Mar 7, 2007, 01:04
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TB Mar 7, 2007, 01:04
Mar 7, 2007, 01:04
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No subject
Mar 6, 2007, 23:46
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No subject Mar 6, 2007, 23:46
Mar 6, 2007, 23:46
 
Well, you guys are stuck with me.

I didn't win the Megamillions.

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Your DirecTV issue.
Mar 6, 2007, 23:03
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Your DirecTV issue. Mar 6, 2007, 23:03
Mar 6, 2007, 23:03
 
Have you tried removing the batteries from your remote? Perhaps your remote is sending signals to the box. Or perhaps another device is in your house is sending signals that mimic the pause button being pushed on your remote. Do you live near an airport? Do these problems occur only when your next door neighbor is home? Did you recently add a new piece of furniture that may reflect or refract light differently in the room that has the box that controls the pausing? Did you recently move the box (even just a few centimeters) that controls the pausing? Does your system use IR or RF for remote control? Did you buy a new cordless phone system recently? Is that a nickel on the floor over there in the corner? Do you sometimes where clothing that contains RFID chips in them?

I know these ideas are way outside the box, but every now and then thats where you'll find your solution. Oh yeah, finders keepers on that nickel if it is one.

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No subject
Mar 6, 2007, 22:55
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No subject Mar 6, 2007, 22:55
Mar 6, 2007, 22:55
 
i saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's..

his hair was perfect

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blue is posting copyright infringements
Mar 6, 2007, 22:14
nin
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blue is posting copyright infringements Mar 6, 2007, 22:14
Mar 6, 2007, 22:14
nin
 
Train approaching
Whistle squealing

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directv
Mar 6, 2007, 21:43
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directv Mar 6, 2007, 21:43
Mar 6, 2007, 21:43
 
...i get the same pauses/skips...for awhile, i thought it was a certain program, or even a style of directing/filming!! it only seems to last the length of a single program and usually during the day. oh well....

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I am stoopid.
Mar 6, 2007, 21:09
Ant
 
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I am stoopid. Mar 6, 2007, 21:09
Mar 6, 2007, 21:09
 Ant
 


Your Score Summary

Overall, you scored as follows:

14% scored higher (more stupid),
3% scored the same, and
83% scored lower (less stupid).

You are 83% stupid. This means...

Get help. School is cool you know! You should check it out.
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