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Message 2115370 - Posted: 28 Feb 2023, 21:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 2115369.  

Brilliant.
Although these days it's more a case of "I'll be back in 6-18 months to finish the job, if you've got the extra money to cover the increased costs at that time."
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Message 2115373 - Posted: 28 Feb 2023, 23:50:21 UTC

Karma. Lol.

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Message 2115390 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 7:52:28 UTC

If my teenage son did this I probably would ... (fill in the blank)

Viral TikTok shows son covering parents’ kitchen in peanut butter
This kid must be driving his parents nuts.

A viral prankster has gained millions of views on TikTok after posting a video of his parents’ kitchen thoroughly covered in peanut butter.

TikToker Corbin Millet, whose profile consists of multiple videos of him pranking his parents, has gained over 38 million views on his most recent prank.

The video’s caption, “Covering my parents kitchen in peanut butter,” shows a before shot of a normal-looking kitchen, only to have it cut to almost every square inch of the said kitchen — aside from the tile walls — coated in a thick layer of light brown, including the light fixtures and all the appliances.

The 19-year-old from Pennsylvania told the Post he initially pulled off the sticky prank in August, and got 14 million views on the video before his account was banned.
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Message 2115414 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 18:58:34 UTC - in response to Message 2115390.  

If my teenage son did this I probably would, change the door locks.
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Message 2115421 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 21:19:41 UTC

Starters would be the clean up. Just to be nice I would go OCD on him. Then clean a good portion of the rest of the house if he had problems.

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Message 2115422 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 21:45:48 UTC

Anyone here remember the TV show The Big Bang Theory?
In one show they used a kissing machine as a gag with Raj & Wolowitz. Now a Chinese company has developed one for sale.

Remote kissing device for long-distance lovers
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Message 2115424 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 22:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 2115422.  

I vaguely recall that episode.

Leave it to the Chinese to make more *dumb* things... Especially if they 'connect to your phone or computer'
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Message 2115473 - Posted: 3 Mar 2023, 0:59:24 UTC

Ah Giza, the pyramid that keeps on giving.

Scientists discover hidden corridor in Pyramid of Giza through cosmic-ray muon radiography.

A nine metre long corridor has been discovered close to the main entrance of the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza, with Egyptian antiquities officials saying it could lead to further findings....
How much more will it real?

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Message 2115514 - Posted: 3 Mar 2023, 21:43:12 UTC

Maybe a few beers too many?

Man found paddling in circles on Lake George in boat with sail made from bed sheet and broomstick.

A man whose small boat was spotted in trouble off the shore of a lake just outside Canberra had to be rescued by the NSW State Emergency Service (SES).

According to a Facebook post, witnesses said the boat had a "roughly crafted sail made from a broomstick and a bed sheet".

The man also appeared to have only one oar and be paddling in circles about 2 kilometres off the lake's south-western shore.

A spokesman for the NSW SES said the man took the vessel onto Lake George earlier in the day in calmer weather.

"At 7:30pm last night, the NSW SES received a call for help when a man was found paddling in a small vessel on Lake George," he said....
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Message 2115515 - Posted: 3 Mar 2023, 22:07:32 UTC

Sounds like a joke meme in the making. Something along the lines of have only one our in the water.

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Message 2115561 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 20:19:56 UTC

Now I am feeling old. :-O

Pink Floyd's enigmatic, record-breaking album The Dark Side Of The Moon turns 50.

Few albums are as big as Pink Floyd's 1973 blockbuster The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Estimated to be one of only four albums to have sold over 45 million copies worldwide, it's spent more than 970 weeks, or the equivalent of over 18-and-a-half years, in the Billboard top 200 album charts in the US, which is a record.

Legend has it that a factory was set up in Germany for the express purpose of printing Dark Side Of The Moon CDs in order to keep up with demand.

The album's mythic nature also contributed to the urban legend it was made to synchronise with the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz.

And despite 50 years of ever-changing musical fads and phases, the album has endured like few others of its era, continuing to sell tens of thousands of copies around the world each week....
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Message 2115566 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 21:46:08 UTC - in response to Message 2115561.  

Dark Side Of The Moon definitely has that psychedelic genre to it...

I can remember when people were trying to play the album backwards in the 80's and 90's.... Thanks to computer technology someone finally succeeded https://youtube.com/watch?v=0uNGl49ykTI
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Message 2115574 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 22:30:41 UTC

Years ago when I worked at a university here in the UK, walking past the halls in the evening was to an interesting sound track of Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, various Queen albums. Then it went boring, but recently I visited another university campus and the sound track was Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, various Queen albums. Just shows that great music doesn't die, it just lurks in a corner to come bursting out turned up to at least 11.
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Message 2115583 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 23:42:44 UTC

It was probably 'Echoes' the 2nd side of Meddle that got me into Pink Floyd and I probably bought my 'Blue Prism' copy of TDSOTM on the 2nd March when I went home for the w/end at Mary's Music, I know I went home that w/end as the 4th was Dad's birthday.
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Message 2115608 - Posted: 5 Mar 2023, 19:38:10 UTC

3-5-2023 at 11:38 AM - PST

This is for any DISH Network customer whom has made use of the DISH Network OTA Adapter....

Can ANY Digital OTA Antenna work with the DISH Network OTA Adapter for the Hopper3, (or Hopper2/Hopper1/Wally),
or do I need a specific Digital OTA Antenna?

I've just purchased the DISH Network OTA Adapter, and, now, am in the market for an EXCELLENT receiving Digital Antenna.
I live in an area SURROUNDED by hills, in the SF East Bay. (Tri-Valley area. (San Ramon, Danville, Alamo....)) Due to the recent
hiccup between MeTV, (National Channel 247 on DISH), and DISH Network, we NO LONGER are receiving MeTV.

MeTV CAN be had locally, OTA with a decent to excellent Digital OTA Antenna.... However; I want to make sure that my Digital
OTA Antenna choice WILL ACTUALLY work with the DISH Network OTA Adapter for the Hopper3 that we have.

Any and all help is GREATLY appreciated. :-)


NOTE: Local MeTV in my area is via KTLN Channel 68.2 HD. I'm currently unsure if my 'HILLY' area will be able to pick up KTLN
even with an EXCELLENT Digital OTA Antenna, BUT I'm willing to try.


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Message 2115612 - Posted: 5 Mar 2023, 22:10:35 UTC

3-5-2023 at 2:10 PM - PST


I think I've found an 'EXCELLENT' OTA Digital Antenna!

Amazon - OTA Digital Antenna.

I hope this Link works.... :-)


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Message 2115614 - Posted: 5 Mar 2023, 22:14:29 UTC - in response to Message 2115608.  

... NOTE: Local MeTV in my area is via KTLN Channel 68.2 HD. I'm currently unsure if my 'HILLY' area will be able to pick up KTLN
even with an EXCELLENT Digital OTA Antenna, BUT I'm willing to try.


Things that you have consider & will affect your reception >>>
Issue #1: HILLY AREA. Maybe no line-of-sight to transmitter.

Issue #2: How far you are from the transmitter site?

Use the FREE TOOLS at https://www.antennaweb.org to find what stations you can receive and what type of antenna you will need to receive them.
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I have used that site severe time when moving or helping friends "cut the cord". The recommendation from there are spot on!
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Message 2115618 - Posted: 5 Mar 2023, 22:21:20 UTC - in response to Message 2115612.  

480+ Miles Range TV Antenna

Lol FAKE INFO. No antenna can have 480 mile reception range, especially ones that size.

A long enough piece of wire will work as an antenna. There's NO DIFFERENCE between analog & digital other than the encoding/ decoding.
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Message 2115622 - Posted: 5 Mar 2023, 23:40:48 UTC - in response to Message 2115618.  

480+ Miles Range TV Antenna

Lol FAKE INFO. No antenna can have 480 mile reception range, especially ones that size.

A long enough piece of wire will work as an antenna. There's NO DIFFERENCE between analog & digital other than the encoding/ decoding.

3:40 PM - PST

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Thanks for that! :-) Believe it or not, I even found one that's claiming 500+ Mi Range. :-O I just got through looking at the Site you mentioned and the Antennas.
Amazon DOESN'T seem to carry the one's I want from your suggestions, and the one that they DID have was listed at $80+, TOO much for my blood at this time.

I'll stick with the one I found, for now, and try it out. Being an Amazon purchase, IF it DOESN'T pull in KTLN 68.2, then I'll return the Antenna AND the DISH OTA Adapter.

The DISH OTA Adapter is a small box with COAX on one end and USB, (2.0 probably), on the other. So, you plug the USB end into the Hopper3's rear USB 2.0 Port, and
the Digital Antenna of choice via COAX into the COAX Port of the DISH OTA Adapter. THEN, while the Antenna will be pulling in 'ALL IT CAN', via the OTA Adapter,
you 'Add' the channels from the 'Antenna List' in the Hopper3, one at a time. So, the Hopper3 ONLY 'Adds' the channels you choose. Once chosen and programmed
into the Hopper3, ALL STBs, (4 Wireless Joeys in my case), will show those OTA Channels that were programmed into the Hopper3.

The Antenna I've selected has USB Power, (will go to a 'Wart' and plug in to my APC SurgeArrest8 strip), and the COAX that will connect to the DISH OTA Adapter.

IF I CAN get KTLN 68.2, I'll also program in CH 3 and 4 for additional Local Channels. 3 is my Local NBC that DISH DOES NOT provide, instead giving us a 'National'
NBC Channel at CH 11 on the Hopper3. CH 4 is KRON TV. I'd like to 'restore' these to our Lineup.

Once the OTA Channels are successfully programmed into the Hopper3, you CAN even Record those Channels to the Hopper3 DVR Internal Drive. THEN, IF you
want to make a permanent save, move the Recorded shows to an External Drive. (Which I have already connected up on the Hopper3's rear USB 3.0 Port, via
a Powered USB Hub.)

I've been planning the OTA route, as we are NOW 4-Months WITHOUT MeTV! I'm missing LOTS of Svengoolie episodes and movies. :'-(


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Message 2115626 - Posted: 6 Mar 2023, 1:56:19 UTC

I thought they had stopped broadcasting TV over the air years ago. Looks like I have 20 stations within 20 miles. As for OTA? to me, that means Optical Tube Assembly. How does a telescope help you received television signals? Is that Over The Air?
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