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#1 OFFLINE   crp


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

Though it could be occurred that this is a security feature :

(ps: pretty good headline too.)
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

That is just... sad...

We live in a 'fringey' area of the suburbs and I regularly lament the passing of
good old analog TV. Digital TV in general is a Frankenstein monster. I won't
get into just how very, very much I hate digital TV. But it is a real pain to try
to live with over-the-air 'free' digital TV broadcasts that keep dropping out
their audio (totally muting, not just a little scratchy as with analog...). Ditto
for freezing, pixelating video in weak signal situations. OMG I get so darned
mad at the sad state of broadcast TV...(we gave Comcast the axe a while
back and completely severed all TV subscriptions- all we get is internet from
those cable guys now...and the freakin' bill is still close to a hundred bucks!)

Your totally bricked door locks article just reminds me of how 'oh so advanced'
digital technology is (NOT!!!)


P.S. Yeah- I'm going to bring back analog computers and vacuum tubes.
That's the ticket...

Edited by Cluttermagnet, 13 August 2017 - 03:50 PM.

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#3 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:35 PM

Ah... the IoT strikes again. Just wait till the GoogleNet becomes self-aware!


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