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Posted: 7/17/2001 9:34:37 PM EDT
Goddam ATT cable was out for the last four days, plus out the previous weekend. They have the WORST customer service. Everytime you call it is minimum 45 minutes on hold all they while they give a recorded message saying to use their web support which you can't cause service is down. [:(!] FOUR DAYS. Bastards. Anyhew, being without internet and email for four days was actually kinda stressful. So I got to thinking which I could live without. For me it would be the internet. My love affair with TV is just too long and dear. Teacher, mother, secret lover.... What about you guys. If you had to go without, which would it be?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:37:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: For me it would be the internet. My love affair with TV is just too long and dear. Teacher, mother, secret lover....
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My thoughts exactly.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:39:50 PM EDT
I already live without TV. No broadcast or cable, though the VCR works when I want to watch Hunt for Red October. Internet is my source of choice for both news, information, and entertainment. Too bad i don't have a life...[:/] Juggernaut
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:40:09 PM EDT
i'm already sans tv...
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:46:30 PM EDT
Well as I sit here in my easychair watching the bigscreen with my laptop on my lap. I would probably shit without them - luckily I have a toilet paper dispenser at half an arms length.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:54:17 PM EDT
"T" what?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:57:22 PM EDT
Ether one. Just spent a week in Honduras. Not much of a choice in TV. Skipped it for the week. Never felt better. Internet down there was actually more prevelant than TV. But I didn't feel like spend any Limpera. Again never felt better. I actually did things, go for walks, try to converse with the locals (hard when one doesn't speak spanish). But I did smoke twice as much as I usually do. Go figure. But... if no TV or Internet. I would have to have a radio!!
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:00:54 PM EDT
I've pretty much given up on TV, but I don't have cable. Good thing too. When I'm stuck in hotel rooms, traveling for work, I realize I could waste my life away watching documentaries on TLC etc.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:05:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M15A2:
Originally Posted By Ratters: For me it would be the internet. My love affair with TV is just too long and dear. Teacher, mother, secret lover....
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My thoughts exactly.
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give up your internet! this going from someone with well over 1000 posts[BD]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:11:46 PM EDT
T.V. - I only watch South Park, DBZ, WWF and the O'Reilly Factor (didn't expect that one did you). So overall, the television gets about 10 or so hours a week of my time. Internet - programming, AR15.com, and Instant Messenger get 10 hours [b]A DAY[/b]! You make the call which one I use more. I'm a tried and true Gen-X guy, with the exception of no piercings, liberal attitudes, or lack of firearms [:)] [brown]Evil Jewbroni~[/brown]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:21:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2001 10:19:40 PM EDT by M15A2]
Originally Posted By NYshooter:
Originally Posted By M15A2:
Originally Posted By Ratters: For me it would be the internet. My love affair with TV is just too long and dear. Teacher, mother, secret lover....
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My thoughts exactly.
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give up your internet! this going from someone with well over 1000 posts[BD]
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Ok you've discovered my dirty little secret. If it has a screen you can watch, chances are I am sitting in front of it. [i]EDIT: I haven't learned how to type.[/i]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:26:06 PM EDT
AHHH I CANT DECIDE! course all i watch is Toonami, the history channel, and Fox news give me those 3 channels plus some bunny ears and ill be happy
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:29:30 PM EDT
I can't communicate with my TV (at least without others looking at me funny). So I'll take the internet.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:34:14 PM EDT
Hmmmm...live without CNN (Communist Network News) and other socialist Media outlets or live without the Internet where I actually have a CHOICE in where I get my news from filtered or unfiltered... Tough decision..I guess I will keep the internet..at the very least..I can visit porno sights..[}:D]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:41:13 PM EDT
Screw T.V. You can't interact over T.V. More choices on the 'net.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 10:58:48 PM EDT
Ratters, I believe AT&T owes you a refund for those hours the cable was down. At least they do it for TV. I would be difficult to lose either, but given the choice I would rather lose the TV. I can always download or rent the porn I need. he he
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 11:08:24 PM EDT
Yeah, the refund thing is in the works. Freakin bastards. During most of the outage the phone just tells you that there are service interuptions in my area and that service will be restored in 2 hours (meaning four days) and then hangs up on you. No chance to talk to anyone. As much as I love and use the web, I don't think I could live without the Simpsons every day.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 11:31:55 PM EDT
I'm in the same boat as Juggernaut, no cable,zero reception of local T.V. The vcr works for my favs on tape, that's about how I watch movies these days, wait for them to be released on vhs. So I guess I could easily live without T.V. broadcasts,why do you think I'm on here so much.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 11:58:23 PM EDT
Im have already given up on TV. I can't wait to test pattern my 870 on that big screen when she goes. I don't know what to use, #4s or 7 1/2s? I gots to have one for the Mrs.and the CHILDREN though.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 12:08:08 AM EDT
TV's been gone from our home since before our oldest child (9 yrs) arrived. Got a VCR attached to a 19" color set, but no antenna, cable or dish. If the weather looks bad we have rabbit ears somewhere. My kids are worth it.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 12:30:03 AM EDT
TV is out web cast is in.. it really defeat the purpose of the question.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 4:10:01 AM EDT
I can read real news on the net and communicate world wide. Tv has gone to the dogs and the intelligent dogs can figure out something better to do.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:39:22 AM EDT
I'd rather have Internet. TV does too much spoon feeding and does not allow interaction. Our exposure to world events would be limited to what the media chooses for us.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:40:50 AM EDT
I can do without TV. Nothing you can't get on the internet. I just watch eveneing TV news for the laughs and giggles everyonce in a while. Though I would miss some of the documentaries and travelogs on PBS stations.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:43:33 AM EDT
i gotta go with the net. I can get all the news and info over the net just like a t.v.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:45:50 AM EDT
I would never miss TV. @home suks! but it's the best I can do. My friends ane constantly amazed @ how out of touch I am with whats going on ...... on TV..
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:51:10 AM EDT
The TV would have to go. I already get most of my news from the net, and really don't watch TV that much. All info that I need can come from the net. Plus, AR15.com is not on TV!!
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 6:05:18 AM EDT
I could easily live without television... granted I'd miss my morning cartoons but most of those are reruns anyway. [:(] I have elected not to have cable for 7 years now.. I use rabbit ears and if the cat sleeps on the top of the t.v. I get an extra 3 channels! [:)] But seriously... I would rather spend time outside or even "talking" with friends on the internet than sit in front of the boob tube any day...
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 6:20:46 AM EDT
The net is my link to the outside world. TV would have to go.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 6:26:29 AM EDT
My wife and I got sick of dealing with our cable company years ago. The quality of the audio and video was terrible and even if it did come in good who wants to watch that stuff? We were spending over $60 a month so that we could watch Discovery during dinner. We have a great home theater system, good VCR and DVD players, and a large movie collection. When we feel like watching something we grab what _we_ want to watch off the shelf and watch it. No commercials. No mind numbing sit-coms. Life is good. There are only two downsides: 1. All the idiot coworkers who can't get it through their deadened-by-TV skulls that "no, I didn't see that episode of Seinfeld where..." 2. We have to go out to a sports bar to watch hockey.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 6:26:50 AM EDT
i grew up without cable, color TV, VCR or computer. when i moved out on my own, i tried to make up for lost stimuli by getting a big-screen, every cable channel known, and 2 VCR's. i found that the only channels i could stand were History, TLC and Discovery. (i also watch Simpsons and South Park religiously) it wasn't until i got into AR15.com, that i realized what i was really missing out on - interaction. i almost never watch TV anymore, as i am glued to this site! also, nobody responds when i yell at the tube! so, i can live without TV, but not the Net.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 7:25:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 8:21:01 AM EDT
I could live without a TV.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 9:05:43 AM EDT
I could do without the boob tube. About the only use that I get out of it is Discovery, TLC, A&E, History Channel, and nightly news. Around half of the crap I keep programmed off of my set (Univision, MTV, CSPAN, Arts, local access, etc.). I hear you on the lousy service though. Last fall, Cox Cable took over Multimedia Cable. Every other day the service was down (I also get my internet access from them). Talked to a friend of mine in PA; he has Cox and it's the same deal there, too. I found out it doesn't matter how much or to whom you bitch, nothing happens.......unless you start demanding credit for lost service. They don't understand anything until it starts costing them money. I received $18 in credit on my internet access one month due to interruptions (the service is $30/month). No use in paying for something that you don't receive. Unlike electricity, where you pay for your actaul usage, cable is billed for the whole month, whether it's used or not. At any rate, I haven't had any service outages in several months.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 9:10:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 12:34:27 PM EDT
Well since if you wanted you could get TV over the interet....
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 1:25:49 PM EDT
I could do without TV. You can download certain TV episodes that youve missed off the net anyways.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 1:35:40 PM EDT
Lose internet: Lose e-mail, AR-15 and newsmax/freerepublic/slashdot(my primary news sources). Lose TV: lose ... Weakest Link? Dan Rather? The Rosie show? Wow, tough choice. Though I'd have to get used to a world devoid of Matt Groening's little yellow people.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 4:51:40 PM EDT
Who needs TV when you have friends who have TV? Everyone should have a friend wth a truck, a friend with a gun, and a friend with cable. If you own all three, you ought to have many friends.
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:02:08 PM EDT
Now we are refering to TV signal here right? Not the tube itself, I hope, I need it to watch my anime
Link Posted: 7/18/2001 5:13:57 PM EDT
With a fast enough connection, Internet becomes a tv... through college, I was too cheap to pay for cable and phone. So I used my computer to dial up into the school's network, and I listed to AM radio. We got one channel, Fox, and I didn't feel like I was missing anything.
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