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Old 07-04-2008, 11:30 PM   #676
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It was time relatively well-spent, thankfully.

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You know, when this whole thing started the boxes were only supposed to be like $20, but I've been seeing them at wal-mart for $50, that seems pretty crappy since it's the government that's pushing the cable companies hand on this one anywaysq
i bet the ones at wal-mart are other brands making them, and not the ones the government is going to give out. i'm sure samsung, panasonic, sony, whoever is trying to make some extra cash
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So my purchase of 1 ticket from ticketmaster (that came at a hefty price) has given me ONE free iTunes download (wow.). Any suggestions before I just download a Tom Petty snog with it?
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yeah, that makes sense. the government is assisting (don't know how much) people with buying the boxes if they need them, but for people living in the outback, they might not even have means to call or anything.
Yeah, the Outback always has some issue with new technology. I think I read that with analogue vs digital TV, analogue is easier, cheaper, and more effective for broadcasting over long distances, while a total switch to digital would leave some people living in gigantic shadows without TV reception. Don't quote me on that, though, as I may just be talking out my arse due to knowing fuck-all about how the technology really works.

And yeah, I think the government here does subsidise the set-top boxes, but ... I don't feel the need to get one. Why spend money or something I don't need? I might as well go out and buy some petrol too, for the car I can't drive.

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i bet the ones at wal-mart are other brands making them, and not the ones the government is going to give out. i'm sure samsung, panasonic, sony, whoever is trying to make some extra cash
And Wal-Mart's really playing this thing up too, having a clock above them counting down to the moment that analog cable is getting shut off. I wonder how many people that have digital cable, and just don't know any better they've suckered into buying those.
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the only songs by them I know are things I heard from desert Island, and I don't even remember how anything went
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And Wal-Mart's really playing this thing up too, having a clock above them counting down to the moment that analog cable is getting shut off. I wonder how many people that have digital cable, and just don't know any better they've suckered into buying those.
Given how many people voted for Bush TWICE, probably plenty of suckers.
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That reminds me...I have a free download from when I bought my Bob Dylan ticket a few weeks ago.
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OK, so I'm really just cranking The Verve's Come On and I thought I should share Richard Ashcroft's lyrics with you.
Best lyric ever.
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Yeah, the Outback always has some issue with new technology. I think I read that with analogue vs digital TV, analogue is easier, cheaper, and more effective for broadcasting over long distances, while a total switch to digital would leave some people living in gigantic shadows without TV reception. Don't quote me on that, though, as I may just be talking out my arse due to knowing fuck-all about how the technology really works.

And yeah, I think the government here does subsidise the set-top boxes, but ... I don't feel the need to get one. Why spend money or something I don't need? I might as well go out and buy some petrol too, for the car I can't drive.

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yeah, i've seen videos from the mid 70s (!!!) from australia that are in black and white. it said that the region was still broadcasting in black and white. it just came as such a shock to me. so it isn't surprising that some parts of australia would have problems with the digital conversion.

and for boxes, at least here, you can get them for free if you can prove you can't afford it. but of course, there's that whole mess of showing you can't pay for it. who knows what kind of ridiculous standards they'd set?

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And Wal-Mart's really playing this thing up too, having a clock above them counting down to the moment that analog cable is getting shut off. I wonder how many people that have digital cable, and just don't know any better they've suckered into buying those.
geez, that is sad. that's another reason i don't go to wal-mart. i feel bad for anyone hooking those ugly boxes (yeah i'm assuming they're ugly) to their receiver and tv, possibly confusing hdtv with dtv. "ah don't got no aych day tay vee, we're gownnuh lose awr tay-vee if we don't bah this bawx!"

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And Wal-Mart's really playing this thing up too, having a clock above them counting down to the moment that analog cable is getting shut off. I wonder how many people that have digital cable, and just don't know any better they've suckered into buying those.
Unbelievable. I imagine only a handful of people would need to buy anything at all; how many are still on analogue cable, honestly?
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Televisions and the TV business are evil, and if you know anyone that works in that industry, they are likely scum. Wait.
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I wandered in here once, but I was skerred Please don't beat me for being an outsider :Pray:
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