Post a photo, any photo

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

ibglowin

Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Jul 7, 2009
Messages
21,043
Reaction score
11,091
Location
Northern Nuevo Mexico
Welcome to 2020. The new model is to push all the mainstream (aka the good stuff) to a streaming service like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ AppleTV and yes there is an ESPN+ as well. In the not too distant future if you want to watch the NFL or NCAA sports you will have to subscribe to one of these streaming packages. The more people cut the cord the more powerful these streaming channels and packages become and the less and less they are interested in long term contracts with Cable or the SatTV operators and the constant nonstop renegotiating with them over carriage fees.

I firmly believe that ESPN has jumped the shark and should be taken out back and shot. They are telivising The National Cornhole Competition, was there nothing better? No cheerleading competition, no ten year old tumbling, no wrestling? As proof, for those who demand it.
 
Last edited:

Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
12,820
Reaction score
8,183
Welcome to 2020. The new model is to push all the mainstream (aka the good stuff) to a streaming service like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ AppleTV and yes there is an ESPN+ as well. In the not too distant future if you want to watch the NFL or NCAA sports you will have to subscribe to one of these streaming packages. The more people cut the cord the more powerful these streaming channels and packages become and the less and less they are interested in long term contracts with Cable or the SatTV operators and the constant nonstop renegotiating with them over carriage fees.
Yep, cord cutters will save a ton of money by moving from their $200 cable or satellite service to 30 different streaming services at $6.99/month. We're hosed either way. :rolleyes:
 

cmason1957

CRS Sufferer
WMT Supporter
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
3,446
Reaction score
2,473
And now what's on our local NBC affiliate? Drone Racing League. Wow. I imagine there will be a backlash at some point, where folks decide that cord isn't so horrible or the cord companies allow you to pick and choose what channels you want.
 

jswordy

Wonderful WINO
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
Messages
4,721
Reaction score
4,002
Yep, cord cutters will save a ton of money by moving from their $200 cable or satellite service to 30 different streaming services at $6.99/month. We're hosed either way. :rolleyes:
I was a very early cord cutter. My Roku was a real early one (but dammit, I missed the stock). When we quit, our cable bill was $85 a month/$1,020 a year. This was around 2007 or '08. We went to antenna and Netflix at $9.99 a month/$119.88 a year. We watched zero commercial TV and we were happy. This year, we got the Acorn bug, so we added it at $60 a year. The Netflix went up to $10.99 a month, so our annual expense now is $191.88.

One time recently, we thought we wanted to watch a show on commercial TV. We turned it on and within about 20 minutes, we had picked up the Roku again. The show was OK, but the incessant yammering commercials with their cartoonish colors turned up to max to get your attention just shut us down. When you never see commercials, it is so very difficult to go back to that crap. Really.

As far as we are concerned, we are getting more great quality programming, now including global programming with production values that often put US programming to shame, for a very reasonable price. Every once in a while, I want to see a game on commercial TV, or watch golf (I don't play, I just enjoy watching - yes, it is very strange). That's the extent of our exposure to commercials. Sometimes a Budweiser commercial slogan or something will catch fire with people at work, and I'll be like, "What the hell does that mean?" :D

So, if my old cable programming had not gone up at all in 12 years - right - I would have paid $12,240 for it. At the higher price we just started paying this year, over those 12 years we have paid $2,303. Giving a big benefit of the doubt to the cable fees, I kept around $10 grand.
 

Kraffty

Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
1,574
Reaction score
2,251
We generally have balloons launch every morning from the Sedona area, they lift, drift east (right of our northern view) and out of sight. This morning they all drifted west and had to set down early in a straight view from our deck. Kind of a unique view angle on the balloons looking down on themBaloonsLanding.jpg .
 

Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
12,820
Reaction score
8,183
Spent some more time at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum today. I don't know why I don't go more often - I love it and it's only 5 minutes from the house.

IMG_1647.JPG
 

Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
12,820
Reaction score
8,183
I saw those before they retired them. Absolutely beautiful piece of equipment
It's amazing to me to think about how long ago they went into service - that we had that kind of technology back then. Makes you wonder what's out there now...
 
Last edited:

ibglowin

Moderator
Super Moderator
Joined
Jul 7, 2009
Messages
21,043
Reaction score
11,091
Location
Northern Nuevo Mexico
Very cool for sure plus your like 25 miles from the Smithsonian Air & Space museum as well. Lots of eye candy all around you!
 

Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
12,820
Reaction score
8,183
Very cool for sure plus your like 25 miles from the Smithsonian Air & Space museum as well. Lots of eye candy all around you!
I was lucky to spend about 18 months working less than 2 blocks from there. Can't tell you how many times I was there on a lunch break. Still my favorite museum.
 

dralarms

Overboard as usual
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Jul 15, 2012
Messages
3,590
Reaction score
1,275
It's amazing to me to think about how long ago they went into service - that we had that kind of technology back then. Makes you wonder what's out there now...
You don’t want to know.
 
2
Group Builder
Top