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    Question: How much would you pay for this old Chevy Prizm??

    Anyone here know about body work? (No, I mean on cars.) Ran across this Prizm at a local dealer: The title is not salvaged! I mean seriously, I know a guy who might be able to pound out the hood, unless the frame is FUBAR. There was also a problem with oil consumption on this engine. So...
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    Aereo's Hail Mary Strategy

    As I (ahem) predicted, Aereo is now claiming the right to a compulsory license under the 1976 Copyright Act. They make no mention of any retransmission fees as per the the 1992 Cable Act. There are two definitions of "cable company" -- one for each law -- and they are quite different. Experts...
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    Free Antennas to Former Aereo Subscribers!

    Read more here: Hey broadcasters, a free antenna isn't a replacement for Aereo****-****Los Angeles Times The antenna is a ClearStream 2 Complete antenna with 30 feet of coaxial cable and a 20” J-Mount (MSRP $129.99). Offer is onlu good through July 6 or "while supplies last" so get a move on...
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    Political Discussion: Lame Stream Media Strikes Again

    Nearly all the headlines and stories blur an important distinction, and draw erroneous conclusions on the effect of Wednesday's Supreme Court Aereo decision. This is understandable in light of these news organizations' deep ties with the plaintiffs. One of the few articles that gets if right is...
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    Mini Binder Clip HDTV antenna

    I don't know what you think of his antenna, but this kid has talent! http://youtu.be/65aNhbgzKug
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    Why You Can't Trust Congress With Your Hard Earned Money

    They used to say "a million here, a million there, pretty soon you're talking about real money." So how much is a trillion? It's ONE MILLION MILLION DOLLARS! It's enough to write a check for $3,000 to every man woman and child in the U.S. Pierre Sprey, designer of the F16, explains why the...
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    Aereo decision coming soon

    A decision from the Supreme Court could come down any day in the case of American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. This will have permanent, far reaching implications for the way everyone in the U.S. watches television. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia did an interview with Katie Couric explaining his...
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    All Hell Done Broke Loose Now!

    On Thursday, May1, Sean Hannity did a 17 minute segment on Fox News Channel titled: "OBAMA'S PAID LIAR." The alleged liar was White House spokesman Jay Carney. Hannity repeated the allegation countless times -- lie1, lie2, ... lie8 ... smoking gun ... up to his eyeballs. If this is not 100%...
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    Political Discussion: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in the Aereo Case

    Arguments were heard yesterday, 4/22/14. I haven't read the full transcript yet, but my impression ain't so hot for Aereo. For instance, Chief Justice Roberts asked (paraphrasing) why Aereo needed thousands of dime sized antennas if the purpose wasn't to "skirt copyright law." What a difference...
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    Happy easter!

    He is risen! (Anyone know the correct response?) Rick
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    SuperShaped Antennas!?

    The plainly named "Antenna Company" is adding the third dimension to those fractal antennas you've been reading about. They have the superformula, and apparently a superpatent, on Supershaped Dielectric Resonator Antennas which add from 3 to 6 dB of gain to a typical WiFi network...
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    Incredible Reception Story!

    The word "Incredible" has two possible meanings: "Incredible, as in Wow -- Terrific -- Amazing!" or "Incredible, as in not credible." The Super Yooper” or Tropo-Scatter in Da U-P This guy, Paul Anderson, gen. mgr of AbilityHDTV, claims he consistently receives 14 tropospheric stations...
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    COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Starts TOMORROW!

    Just a reminder. Cosmos redux, Sunday night 8PM central, 9PM eastern time on Fox. It will be repeated Monday night on the National Geographic Channel. Your IQ will go up 15 points just by watching the first hour!! http://youtu.be/4GZ2ul4E7Go
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    Evaluation: Super Bowl Prediction

    OK, the Denver Broncos are favorites over the Seattle Seahawks with an official line of -2.5. I know absolutely nothing about football, but I believe in betting against popular sentiment. I think there's too much sentiment favoring Peton Manning. I think that bias is worth about 3.5 points, so...
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    Two New PVRs

    We have a new PVR / converter box on Amazon which is similar to the HomeWorx and iView units, but $67. One report states the firmware is stable out-of-the-box. Amazon.com : Viewtv VT-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box and Media Player w/ Recording PVR Function / HDMI Out / Coaxial Out /...
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    Political Discussion: Aereo Case Granted A Writ Of Certiori

    The U.S. Supreme unexpectedly agreed to hear arguments from the big media networks versus a small upstart company Aereo, that "rents" tiny antennas to individual subscribers. The antennas are arranged in an array, increasing their power exponentially, then the signal is sent over the internet...
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    Political Discussion: Internet Neutrality Is Dead!

    Or at least it's down for the count. A Federal Appeals Court ruled yesterday (Tuesday, 1/14/13) that FCC rules promoting internet neutrality are "overreaching." This is will have the greatest effect on users of Internet TV, since we use a disproportionate share of bandwidth. The ruling...
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    Dish-tenna: Greatest Antenna Ever Invented!

    Well, that's what they say anyway. I thought it was time to shake things up again. It appears they're putting a hyphen now, in the middle of "Dishtenna." So I found the patent nobody could find before: https://www.google.com/patents/US8175515 . Though they say it was granted in 2010, the U.S...
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    How We Were Duped Into ObamaCare

    . OK so Politifact, clearly no conservative rag, cited Obama's "If you like your plan, you can keep it" as lie of the year, and in an online poll readers overwhelmingly concurred. Most liberal commentators have slowly come to agree that Obama "misled" the public, though some still shy away from...
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    Question: Film mode option??

    On roughly 35 retailer sites you can find ad copy hailing the "film mode option" of the RCA ANT751 or ANT751R. For instance, here: Summit Source -- RCA ANT 751 Sounds like gobbledygook to me, but what do I know?? I looked at the manual. No mention of the any film anything or any mode, nor...
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