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Should I get my cable turned back on?
Of course! 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
Fuck TV, go do something productive. 81%  81%  [ 17 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:31 am 
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Hey, my cable got shut off about 5 minutes ago. (Strangely, interwebs still working.) What should I do?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:21 am 
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I don't subscribe to cable specifically because of all the vast time-wasting potential. Whatever shows I really need to watch, I can download or get on DVD.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:38 am 
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Old Man of the Mountain wrote:
I don't subscribe to cable specifically because of all the vast time-wasting potential. Whatever shows I really need to watch, I can download or get on DVD.


OMG WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE???

jk i don't have cable either for pretty much the same reasons


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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:12 pm 
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Old Man of the Mountain wrote:
I don't subscribe to cable specifically because of all the vast time-wasting potential. Whatever shows I really need to watch, I can download or get on DVD.


OMG WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE???


many of my students are gobsmacked when they discover I don't have cable.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:34 pm 
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If I was a billionaire, I couldn't bring myself to pay for cable. It's like subscribing to newsweek. Occasionally there is something of interest in it, but for the most part I'm just throwing my money away every month.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:01 pm 
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If Congress and the FCC forced cable companies to offer buffet-style cable deals (you subscribe only to the channels you want), I'd be pleased. It would mean that a lot of garbage channels would vanish because no one would actually pay to watch them.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:02 pm 
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vietnamted wrote:
If I was a billionaire, I couldn't bring myself to pay for cable. It's like subscribing to newsweek. Occasionally there is something of interest in it, but for the most part I'm just throwing my money away every month.


actually with newsweek you are throwing away money in weekly incriments instead of monthly.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:54 pm 
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It's buffet style kind of like the way it is now? you pay x dollars, and get a huge range of stuff, some of which you won't watch/eat, and if you are Kurt, will make you puke?
The style you are talking about wanting is more À la carte, right?
Old Man of the Mountain wrote:
If Congress and the FCC forced cable companies to offer buffet-style cable deals (you subscribe only to the channels you want), I'd be pleased. It would mean that a lot of garbage channels would vanish because no one would actually pay to watch them.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:36 pm 
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Fuck cable. As much as I love sports more than all of everything else in existence I HATE espn. It's all advertising and fluff. Baseball Tonight, maybe but everything else on espn and the rest of cable is shit. If you want you can get a splitter and split the coax cable coming in from the ground that gives you your internet connection and split one coax to your modem the other to your tv and get cable channels 58-70. You get Comedy Central among others. The cable guy showed me this and I have used it for a while in order to watch Stewart, Colbert, and South Park.

I am looking forward to the digital switch next year. You have to buy one of these boxes for a few hundred dollars to get local programming. So if I don't does that mean I cannot get any channels? Sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:52 pm 
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It's buffet style kind of like the way it is now? you pay x dollars, and get a huge range of stuff, some of which you won't watch/eat, and if you are Kurt, will make you puke?
The style you are talking about wanting is more À la carte, right?


Yeah, you're right. That's what I meant.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:25 pm 
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Well, since DVR became available, it kind of IS like a buffet where you pick and choose what you want. So really...what you want is available.

I just don't want cable because I'd rather be passively entertained by reading blogs and Wikipedia instead of watching filler shows waiting for something good to come on.


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DVR is the only thing that makes any cable worth two shits.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:52 pm 
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Jake, get yer shit turned back on as quickly as possible. Then order a DVR for every room in the house, and get the phone while you're at it.

SALES.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Cable?

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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:15 pm 
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checkout hulu.com or netflix on demand, its free (or mostly) and you don't have to pay for cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Important Poll Question
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:35 am 
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I will miss Galactica - but shit, that's why they make iTunes and DVDs and friends to mooch off of.

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seymour wrote:
SALES.


GAH, the whole fucking problem with the cable industry as a whole is SALES. Too much focus on that and not enough focus on service.

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SALES.


GAH, the whole fucking problem with the cable industry as a whole is SALES. Too much focus on that and not enough focus on service.

Suck it, Seymour. I KNOW WHO MY ENEMIES ARE.
(btw - we're still gettin' together for the BSG premier, right?)

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shivelycore wrote:
seymour wrote:
SALES.


GAH, the whole fucking problem with the cable industry as a whole is SALES. Too much focus on that and not enough focus on service.


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younglobo1979 wrote:
shivelycore wrote:
seymour wrote:
SALES.


GAH, the whole fucking problem with the cable industry as a whole is SALES. Too much focus on that and not enough focus on service.

Suck it, Seymour. I KNOW WHO MY ENEMIES ARE.
(btw - we're still gettin' together for the BSG premier, right?)


Hey Jake, if it falls through with Seymour you're welcome to come watch it with Stacey, Biggie, Ashley and I.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:48 pm 
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younglobo1979 wrote:

(btw - we're still gettin' together for the BSG premier, right?)


Yes, you cable hatin' mofos are still coming over to watch Galactica at my place on Friday.....on cable.


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So say we all.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:58 pm 
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If my wife didn't like watching TV, I don't think I would even have cable. I need the cable modem, but I don't need it for the TV.

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