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08/09/2018 - 12:35pm Yeah, I'm all in for some…

Yeah, I'm all in for some cautious optimism.  I could use some of that in my life.

08/09/2018 - 11:52am I love this show.  I haven't…

I love this show.  I haven't lived in the Detroit area for almost 30 years and it's very nostalgic for me.  I still remember a lot of the commercials that they parody.  It's a lot of fun.

08/06/2018 - 11:20am I was a long-term satellite…

I was a long-term satellite TV customer (Dish, then DirecTV) and I recently cut the cord (chord?) myself.  I'm another Hulu customer.  I did the trials and liked it the best, although all of the interfaces have some issues.  I like the added benefit of the past seasons of many shows that have never been on Netflix.

One thing I haven't seen anyone else mention is Philo.  This is a small service that can fill in some missing channels for customers of other services at about $10/month.  For me, AMC was the primary draw (Better Call Saul tonight!), but there are a number of other ones on there that don't appear on some of the other services.

08/02/2018 - 12:07pm Good luck, Ace, I hope you…

Good luck, Ace, I hope you have a smooth recovery.

Don't push yourself to return too quickly.  I had a serious illness over the winter and was back to work full-time at the beginning of April.  Now it's four months later and I'm realizing that I really wasn't ready for that and should've spent more time easing back into it.  Take it slow.

07/02/2018 - 3:15pm Where are you located?  We…

Where are you located?  We're in the western part of Arvada, so not that close to downtown but much closer to the mountains, Boulder, etc.  My wife is a native who was moving back to Colorado, so I gained admission through a loophole... ;-)

I used to live in Northern New England and was born near Detroit, so this climate is a godsend for me.

07/02/2018 - 2:27pm Denver, CO (4 years)


Denver, CO (4 years)

Don't move here, it's awful.*


* Everyone who moves here is required to say this.  It's awesome, except for the housing costs, and word has gotten out.

06/27/2018 - 12:39pm I was an mvp last night!  I…

I was an mvp last night!  I knew all of my hard work (?) would pay off...

06/15/2018 - 4:20pm I also have had ~20 yrs…

I also have had ~20 yrs experience with both Dish Network and DirecTV (not at the same time) in two different areas of the country.  Overall, I thought it was good but I also have grown tired of paying so much for it.  We are switching to a combination of Hulu w/live TV and Philo to get all of the channels we watch.

To answer your specific question, in my experience heavy rain is a problem but that kind of rain doesn't happen all that often.  If you live in Miami or somewhere like that, it could be a bigger issue.  Same with sticky snow (dry snow falls right off the dish).  How big of a problem snow is depends on where your dish needs to be located.  Going up on the roof in the middle of a blizzard to save your Super Bowl party could have significant consequences, but it isn't very likely.

06/13/2018 - 11:43am Speaking as an IT…

Speaking as an IT professional, the upgrade had to happen and now it's done.  The djinni is out of the bottle and it isn't going back in.  I think we need to let go of this stuff.

I don't recall seeing any mention of a specific place to officially log enhancement requests, but if they post something like that, we should use it and I'm sure in that forum they'd be happy to hear what people do and don't like about the new and old sites.  Otherwise, I think we're beating a dead horse.  Insert gif below.

06/06/2018 - 12:18pm Ahh, relief!

Ahh, relief!

06/06/2018 - 12:11pm You've gotten a bunch of…

You've gotten a bunch of votes, but I'm not seeing your point total increase...

05/11/2018 - 2:11pm Vetting for Discord

On Discord as PoseyHipster.

05/10/2018 - 5:34pm Okay, thanks for the

Okay, thanks for the response.  I'm trying to understand whether your experience lines up with "Oregon Wolverine"'s experience.  Of the criminal cases you've seen where there is falsely reported sexual assault, would you say that the majority are related to domestic issues?

05/10/2018 - 3:39pm I have a question for you.  I

I have a question for you.  I know you saw "Oregon Wolverine"s post, because you mentioned it in another one of yours.  S/he maintains that the majority of false accusations of sexual assault occur in connection with family law-type situations (divorce, custody battles, etc).  Is this consistent with the cases where you have seen this happen?

04/27/2018 - 1:29pm Two great music

Two great music documentaries:

"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" - about the Funk Brothers

"20 Feet from Stardom" - about backup singers

Both are well worth watching.

04/26/2018 - 12:59pm Second on "The Good Place"

Second on "The Good Place" and avoiding spoilers.  What an interesting show, I can't wait to see where they take it.

04/25/2018 - 12:26pm I spent a day at Mesa Verde

I spent a day at Mesa Verde last summer and really enjoyed it.

04/25/2018 - 12:25pm I love Acadia, too.  The

I love Acadia, too.  The carriage trails are a great place for riding bikes.

12/23/2017 - 12:15pm #cancersucks


12/23/2017 - 12:11pm You need to let the true

You need to let the true spirit of Festivus into your heart.  Think about it, can't you hate OSU just a little bit more?

11/03/2017 - 1:22pm I'll give you five pounds of

I'll give you five pounds of coffee if I can't beat your best deal!

10/20/2017 - 2:21pm I didn't say that.  I said it

I didn't say that.  I said it looks to me like you enjoy posting content about Michigan fucking up recruiting visits.  Maybe you don't.

10/20/2017 - 2:16pm I don't know anything about

I don't know anything about Greg Biggins, and I don't know the details of this visit.  Maybe the only time he could come nobody could host him?  Maybe they dropped the ball?

My perception (I can't speak for the board) is that you kind of like bringing things like this and posting them.  I think that's what people are reacting to...

10/19/2017 - 4:20pm Yeah

I was half-expecting to find someone here calling for his head based on the poor preseason ranking.  It may be that the post-FBI afterglow will carry him through a few weeks of the season before that happens.

09/27/2017 - 1:26pm You don't know anything about

You don't know anything about their marriage, she might encourage him to bang other women on restaurant tables.

09/27/2017 - 11:35am Not an expert at all, but...

On that last play, are you sure Kinnel should have taken a more inside angle?  It doesn't look like he has any help on the outside if McCray doesn't make the tackle.  Doesn't he have to make sure the WR doesn't get to the edge?

Edit:  I see now that there was a cornerback on the edge, but I'm still not sure he wasn't holding that position on purpose.

09/21/2017 - 12:08pm If Purdue can't beat UM then

If Purdue can't beat UM then Brohm needs to be fired...

Now that's a real fan right there.

09/20/2017 - 2:22pm That's what I was trying to

That's what I was trying to say, poorly I'll admit.  I thought the line was pretty funny but not at all accurate, especially after listening to a few episodes of the podcast.

09/20/2017 - 1:02pm I realized that we may be

I realized that we may be saying the same thing.  It's so obvious that nostalgia is deeply important in the Harbaugh family when you listen to Jim and his dad talk on their new podcast:

09/20/2017 - 12:53pm This is funny, but it's

This is funny, but it's interesting - if you listen to their new podcast, it's so obvious that there isn't even a tiny kernel of truth in this.

09/18/2017 - 12:37pm Missouri's defense is #127

Missouri's defense is #127 out of 130 in these rankings.  I'm hopeful that Purdue's offense will look very different this week.

08/31/2017 - 3:02pm And the Angels are apparently

And the Angels are apparently trading Cameron Maybin to the Astros:…

The Astros are also the long-rumored trading partner for JV.  Crazy day.

08/31/2017 - 2:41pm Maybe he opts out...  I'm

Maybe he opts out...  I'm pretty happy about this, because anything can happen between now and the end of the season.  If JUp gets hurt, maybe he doesn't opt out.  He wasn't going to do us any good over the next few seasons anyway, best to make sure we don't have to pay the rest of the contract.

08/30/2017 - 2:14pm I agree with you, but it

I agree with you, but it would be unfortunate if people used this argument to avoid making incremental changes to the game that could benefit the players.

08/24/2017 - 3:18pm I"m transfixed.

In the middle of this gif, one of the frames captures a pair of sunglasses in mid-air.  Do we think those came from the driver, green bikini woman or the guy in the back?  I don't think they're from the driver.  I was leaning heavily towards the green bikini woman, but now I'm considering the guy in the back.  Or maybe there was a pair of sunglasses in the cup holder?  Who can say?

08/24/2017 - 1:47pm I hope you're right about

I hope you're right about that one, because otherwise (as I mentioned above) I'm very disappointed in the way Arya's been acting since returning to Winterfell.  I've been waiting for Littlefinger to get his for a long time, it's not a stretch to think I may have to continue to wait for that...

08/24/2017 - 1:07pm What was leaked?  There are

What was leaked?  There are some theories in the comments, but as far as I can see this discussion is referring only to the episodes that have aired.

08/24/2017 - 1:00pm I don't pay a lot of

I don't pay a lot of attention to the many theories that are being discussed online, mostly because I'm lazy but also because I like to have the story unfold within my own "bubble".

I have seen some stuff about this over the last week or so, and it's interesting.  It makes some sense to me, but it seems almost too complicated to try to explain to the viewers in the time alloted...  It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

I've thought for years that Bran would probably end up controlling one of the dragons (which might have been a lethal combination at one point).  Now it seems that if Bran were in control of a dragon, it would end up in a police interview room somewhere in Louisiana, drinking beer and discussing the nature of time.

08/24/2017 - 12:47pm I haven't read the books in

I haven't read the books in years, but my recollection is that he's treated the same way there, as kind of a cold weather, international man-of-mystery who shows up when things go poorly.  As I said, he's definitely a convenient plot device, and not particularly well fleshed out, but I wouldn't call him a deux ex machina, because he is well established in the world.

08/24/2017 - 12:32pm I don't know, I fundamentally

I don't know, I fundamentally disagree with your premise, but I will make a couple of comments.

Benjen Stark is kind of convenient, but he isn't really a deus ex machina, imo, as he's already rescued Bran in basically the same way and has been long established (since book 1, as I recall) as a presence beyond the wall that's keeping an eye on things that happen there.

I do agree that things have gotten more sloppy since the story has advanced beyond the books.  I think most of the problems are with pacing and with the desire to resolve the story without bankrupting the production company.

My biggest quibble at this point is about Arya's transformation from aspiring badass to sullen teen.

08/24/2017 - 11:51am Keep it down!

Some of us are trying to sleep through the rest of OT season!

 kangaroo GIF

07/24/2017 - 4:00pm Nice job!

I hadn't come up with it myself, but "sourpuss" is really the best possible name for this guy (at least in polite company).  I will be borrowing this going forward.  Thank you.

07/14/2017 - 11:31am That's not in the winter

That's not in the winter olympics, we're talking about a well-rounded, multi-sport athlete here.  Olympic glory!

07/14/2017 - 11:25am Curling!

We're missing the big story here, this club has a curling rink!  Could this be his post-football plan?

06/23/2017 - 1:43pm Without a dumb question, we

Without a dumb question, we wouldn't have gotten that whole bouncy castle thing cleared up.

06/22/2017 - 3:12pm What was the name of the vineyard?

We've been members of the wine club at Casa Nuestra for many years, they fit that description (Saint Helena, though, Napa-adjacent) and have a very nice Rosado.

I second ish's comment above that you shouldn't paint rose' with too broad a brush.  It's not all like white zinfandel.

06/09/2017 - 2:31pm I was going to ask if

I was going to ask if Ultimate Tazer Ball can be far behind, but the official web site is gone.  Alas, UTB, we barely knew thee.

05/30/2017 - 3:52pm #18

Isn't #18 more likely to be "doing everything personally" rather than "taking everything personally"?  I agree that it's kind of a bizarre message, but at least the whole thing is consistent...

05/23/2017 - 2:47pm Yeah, I"ve always wanted that

Yeah, I"ve always wanted that car.  I'm with you on Connery.  Roger Moore beats Val Kilmer handily, as far as Simon Templar is concerned.

05/23/2017 - 10:25am Everyone wants to talk about

Everyone wants to talk about Bond, but for me Roger Moore was also Simon Templar, "The Saint".

When I was an RA in South Quad, I used to stay up and watch "Saint" reruns at 1am.  I really enjoyed that show and my memories of that year are linked to it.  RIP