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Something to look forward to ----

The new season of The Librarians starts tonight!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Nov 20, 2016, 01:50 PM (2 replies)

The Winner

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Nov 19, 2016, 03:55 PM (1 replies)

Comcast sucks.

Yeah, yeah, I know there are alternatives ó but those are for people in other places and in different circumstances. My options are limited by a number of factors. Infirmity and age have county officials deciding where I live; satellite dish is not an option. Social Security provides my only income; itís consistent, but meager, further limiting options. My ability to get out and about is determined by sometimes capricious health issues, so I do rely on the damned cable for entertainment as well as the internet for information and keeping in touch with everyone. Subterranean dwelling (aka ďgarden level apartmentĒ) blocks a lot of radio and television signal, further necessitating cable.

An hour spent with one of their customer ďserviceĒ people was an hour wasted. It all evolved into a sales pitch for a package that would bundle phone-tv-cable; as often as cable goes out around here, I canít risk being without phone service in an emergency, not to mention the total isolation such loss of service would impose. Itís one huge, expensive frustration.

Friends have some kind of service where they watch everything on computer, but I need my computer for communication and doing the graphics that keep me from going completely nuts. Besides, I donít have a resident six-year-old to provide daily technical instruction. It is what it is. What galls is the corporate indifference to customers of many years. First they raised the cost of my service with no notice, then they switched a bunch of channels to a higher tier, also without notice. So now Iím subsidizing a pile of sports channels that I never watch, while losing the preferred instructional channels unless I want to pay even more. This is what happens when thereís no competition.

And here I was thinking that Trump had eaten up all my ability to gritch about anything but politics. Thanks for eyeballing my rant.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 11:07 PM (3 replies)


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 04:10 PM (1 replies)

Q and A

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:28 PM (1 replies)

Gut chill

The press corps, reporting on President Obamaís meetings in Europe, is also covering European leadersí reactions to Trumpís election. This morning the growing alarm is being reported from, of all places, Berlin. Irony noted.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 11:54 AM (1 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 06:27 PM (0 replies)

All in the Family

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 05:24 PM (0 replies)

What the heck?!

I had opened this thread http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028286583 and clicked on the embedded link to watch the video.

About halfway into the video, my screen went blank, then blue with the message "Your computer encountered a problem and we are restarting it."

Everything stopped. After a couple of minutes the usual startup screen came up. It appears that everything is functioning as it should, but after what happened on this site I've got a bit of OMG going on.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 02:34 PM (2 replies)
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