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  1. Without a tuner, you wouldn't be able to get any OTA channels - 4k, 1080i or 720p. For me right now that would be fine as I live just a bit outside of the broadcast area....but if a channels starts broadcasting in my area, or a move to an area that has broadcast OTA channels - then this TV wouldn't do anything for me.
  2. Interesting that it's a "display" and not a TV. Be sure you know the difference.
  3. to get the next guy after fournette?
  4. Given that our Sun should only be around for another 5 billion years, we should really look into this.
  5. Lets say there is intelligent life on these newly discovered planets (or really anywhere). How would they know we exist? Their telescopes would have to be extremely, extremely powerful (possibly beyond the physical realm of capabilities) in order to see any signs of us here. Our radio signals would be so extremely faint at these distances as well. Would they physically need to visit us to notice we're here?
  6. If I only had internet at the speed I currently have (100 mbs or so) it would be around 80some a month, before taxes and fees and such. All in (bundled package) I'm at $130 a month or so. So yes, I haven't "cut the cable", but that $50 or so a month extra gets me roughly 100 channels (most in HD) with a pretty sweet DVR. I think my provider knows that they are the only option for high speed in my neighborhood, possibly the county. And because my wife works from home it would be worth 3-4x that to us if we had to.
  7. Man, if I could just get a mountain bike made from this stuff!
  8. I assume "standard scoring" means 4 points for a passing TD. If scoring were 6 points for passing TDs, would we be looking at QBs around this point?
  9. Somewhere around $350-400, depending on the condition of it. Mine (again, similar model, similar age) has quite a bit of wear. I popped the plastic housing out of one of the headlights, so it's duct-tapped in, and there is lots of wear on the mower deck itself. The rubber/plastic grass clipping "shoot" is torn up pretty bad and stuff like that. This is a 10+ year old mower we're talking about here, these things don't hold their value all that well.
  10. That may be my exact mower - but with a Briggs and Stratton engine rather than the (I believe) Kawasaki. Yeah, that's about the model year mine is I believe.
  11. Yeah, cause we all know how spot on CMS has been with their expectations . My point is that only 6.5m out of ~30m or so uninsured paid the penalty in 2016 (for not having coverage in 2015). That was 20% less than the year before when the penalty was brand new and the penalty was very small. As we don't yet know how many will have it for 2016 (as people haven't filed their 2016 returns yet), that's all we have - but I expect that number to continue to shrink (and not because more people are getting covered).
  12. A few pages back people tried to list the characters from most normal to least. If we were going to list them by head smarts, I'd have to think Dee would be at the top of the list.
  13. Interesting read about the current uninsured rate. Basically, the uninsured rate has dropped from 16% to 10.3% in the under 65 population since 2015. What's crazy (to me) is that the percentage of people with private insurance (group coverage with an employer, individually purchased) has also dropped, from 68.4% to 64.8% (though with population growth the raw number has remained about level at ~175m). So how could both drop at the same time? Because those on government provided coverage went from 16.8% to 26.6%. As I've been saying the whole time, the vast majority of the "20 million more insured" that folks love to talk about is via Medicaid. I just can't believe that 26.6% of the population under 65 years of age is on government insurance.
  14. My wife actually called it halfway through the show.
  15. 6.5m paid out of an estimated uninsured population of ~30m? Didn't the CBO said that somewhere around 87% of the uninsured will have an exception to the mandate penalty?