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My rant: People who can't rant right! :-)

Actually, T_L, that's really cool. I like it.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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My TV is still a brick and I'm not sure if I can afford a new one. :evil:

s'okay...lots of people without a digital TV will be in possession of a brick once analog broadcasting stops in early 2009...just wait until after that and you should be able to get a new TV *c-h-e-a-p*. Welcome to government-planned obsolescence...at least for people that don't have satellite or cable :?

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They'll be selling adapter boxes for digital :arrow: analog for the existing tv sets...

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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They'll be selling adapter boxes for digital :arrow: analog for the existing tv sets...

Correct...they already sell them, in fact Our government has mandated that additional equipment will be necessary to make your television able to display a broadcast signal.

They apparently thought prices for DTV receivers were going to drop quicker than they did. And might still be planning to give out coupons that would pay not quite half the price of the cheapest DTV converters out there.

If they were *serious* about this, they should have made all televisions after a certain date have to have digital tuners (instead of half the 25-36-inch tv's made in 2005, and all of those same size tvs made after march 1st, 2006). Now, they have a bunch of 24-inch and under and 36-inch and larger televisions with no built-in digital tuner (73 million or so) out there that are going to require converters. Note that they haven't funded the coupon program with enough dough to pay for converters for all of them, and if you have more than two televisions, you're completely on your own for number 3 and up.

Thank god this is the rants section.

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They'll be selling adapter boxes for digital :arrow: analog for the existing tv sets...

Correct...they already sell them, in fact Our government has mandated that additional equipment will be necessary to make your television able to display a broadcast signal.

They apparently thought prices for DTV receivers were going to drop quicker than they did. And might still be planning to give out coupons that would pay not quite half the price of the cheapest DTV converters out there.

If they were *serious* about this, they should have made all televisions after a certain date have to have digital tuners (instead of half the 25-36-inch tv's made in 2005, and all of those same size tvs made after march 1st, 2006). Now, they have a bunch of 24-inch and under and 36-inch and larger televisions with no built-in digital tuner (73 million or so) out there that are going to require converters. Note that they haven't funded the coupon program with enough dough to pay for converters for all of them, and if you have more than two televisions, you're completely on your own for number 3 and up.

Thank god this is the rants section.

My rant is that our government is absouetely bloody potato. Bloody potatoes, seriously, Gordon Brown is worse than Tony Blair :shock:

And if you know Tony Blair, he can be bad at making descisions, but Gordon Brown, he's worse than mucking out a stable a mile long covered in 5 foot of poo. Horse poo. It stinks, like, Gordon Brown :D

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At the moment, British politics is nothing. Labour is nothing, and has been nothing for the past 5-7 years. Conservatives are nothing under Cameron, just a bunch of morons who throw out unrealistic policies when required, and do nothing to act upon them. The Lib Dems have never been anything. I dread to think how low the turnout will be when Brown eventually calls the General Election we should have had when Blair stepped down. It's no wonder the Scots want independence...

Mind you, if there had been an election, Brown had such a weak case to become PM, his slogan would go something like this:

"You might like Blair more, but you'll hate my wife less"

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"I am the anarchist, I am the antichrist, I am the walrus, G'JOO G'GOO G'JOOB!"

I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

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Mind you, if there had been an election, Brown had such a weak case to become PM, his slogan would go something like this:

"You might like Blair more, but you'll hate my wife less"

I'm sure that's hilarious, but I don't get it :?

My favorite (unofficial) political slogan was one created by conservatives when John Kerry and John Edwards were running for president and vice president in 2004;

"Flush the Johns in 2004."

Yeah...I was amused.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Mind you, if there had been an election, Brown had such a weak case to become PM, his slogan would go something like this:

"You might like Blair more, but you'll hate my wife less"

I'm sure that's hilarious, but I don't get it :?

That is hilarious and it has brightened up my day :D. Quote Of The Week by far.

EDIT: capitalised 'Quote Of The Week'.

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THE WIFE!!! :twisted:

(need I say more?)

I'm not going to touch that one with a ten-foot pole.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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LOL! cheer up things will work out in the morning

Hmmm... they haven't in 10 years of marriage. Why should tomorrow be any different?

My wife and I don't see 'eye-to-eye" on too many things. And, that's just how things are.

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No, there'd be no ow. There might be a coma... :-) Or should I say a "c'Oma"?

OUCH, that was a horrid pun.

RANT: Search engines with TV commercials. (Are you listening, Ask.com?)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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RANT: Search engines with TV commercials. (Are you listening, Ask.com?)

You have the commercials then, too? They are so bad and I would have imagined that an internet based service may at least have promoted themselves on the internet, if that. If anything a search engine should be able to promote itself without a need for such commercialism, and it just goes to show how low they are willing to go to sell their service.

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You have the commercials then, too? They are so bad and I would have imagined that an internet based service may at least have promoted themselves on the internet, if that. If anything a search engine should be able to promote itself without a need for such commercialism, and it just goes to show how low they are willing to go to sell their service.

Sigh...yes, yes we do. And I agree; the Web is supposed to be all about quality or popularity rising to the top (hey, I can be idealistic, can't I? :-)) and if they need to resort to ads on TV and cheap Javascript gimmicks on their results pages, I don't think they deserve to survive.

Besides, I miss Jeeves.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Besides, I miss Jeeves.

Who doesn't miss a man so dashing in his attire...

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...?

And so helpful!

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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