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EvenBob
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January 1st, 2020 at 12:48:03 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear


I get this when I have the lounge TV.



You have a lounge in your home?

"The definition of a lounge is an area in a public place such as a hotel, airport or club, where you can sit, wait and relax. ... A room off the lobby in a hotel where people can go and relax and listen to music and drink a drink is an example of a lounge."

Do you have guest singers and piano
players? Cool..
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Johnzimbo
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January 1st, 2020 at 9:00:05 AM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

This year many are firing crackers in town.



Isn't that reverse discrimination? :)
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January 1st, 2020 at 10:49:10 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

I was confident that someone would have already started a Happy New Year thread, but I didn't see it. Instead, I will extend right here my 2020 New Year greetings from the U.S. Eastern Time zone to all of you worldwide.

I do have one question that perhaps someone could help me with. My wife and I were watching the ABC network coverage of the celebration in Times Square, and I noticed that their countdown was running maybe four seconds behind the real time as reported by NIST and USNO (available to all via the web at time.com). Which seems more plausible to you folks: (1) The people at ABC in Times Square didn't have access to an accurate clock (or maybe didn't care) or (2) There is roughly a four-second delay between the live event in NYC and the time the network can deliver the event to the TV in my living room?



It used to be, sort of famously a 7 second delay, for live tv. When Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, and other late night talk shows were live (and served drinks in the green room), some of the guests would get carried away and drop f bombs or other forbidden words. And the host would crack a joke about the 7 seconds.

Guess it's down to 4, but they still do it for live events. Gives them a chance to bleep whatever.

I've noticed lately they're not so good at it at sporting events. They have those focusing sidine microphones going on people who don't know they're miked, and the f-bombs seem to land a lot. For some reason, they don't bleep those any more.

Could also be for visuals, like from someone dropping trou to an on-camera murder, I guess. But I think it was originally a language issue.

And these days, I think they'd let the on-camera murder play.
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Doc
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January 1st, 2020 at 11:49:51 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

It used to be, sort of famously a 7 second delay, for live tv.

You are probably quite correct and I was off on the amount of the delay. I was unaware of the deliberate delay and was wondering about possible delays associated with communication with satellites, transfers to my cable provider, etc.

After noticing that there was "some" delay present, I very likely got a tad confused by the various clocks available to me at the moment that were not in perfect sync: my cellphone which reports the carrier's network time (with Verizon around here tending to be about a second behind the"real" time), my wristwatch (which I try to keep close to correct but today is about 2 seconds ahead), and a forty-some-year-old wind-up mantle clock (which varies speed slightly depending on just how fully it is wound) that chimed midnight a few seconds before ABC declared the new year. My brain apparently hadn't consolidated the discrepancies between the various sources properly when I made my post.
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January 1st, 2020 at 2:51:29 PM permalink
Took medicine last night around 8 and was dead asleep on the couch at 930. Woke up at 1am and was able to get back to sleep by 2 but only made it to 4am. Now I am dead tired and sleep schedule is going to be fed up.

Anyways, I just fell asleep on the couch and would still be sleeping but my snoring woke myself up. Not sure I ever did that, I must have been loud
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jjjoooggg
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January 1st, 2020 at 7:14:06 PM permalink
Quote: Johnzimbo

Isn't that reverse discrimination? :)



haha.

There really was alot of fireworks. I video taped some of it. I had a free show. Some of them sounded like rapid fire. It must have gave veterans flashbacks, litterally.
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jjjoooggg
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January 1st, 2020 at 7:17:27 PM permalink
Axel,

Yes, I belong to an elite group called the Zombie Outbreak response team. Not at liberty to discuss though.
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AxelWolf
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January 1st, 2020 at 8:51:57 PM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

Axel,

Yes, I belong to an elite group called the Zombie Outbreak response team. Not at liberty to discuss though.

I don't even remember the question, link please.
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GWAE
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January 1st, 2020 at 10:31:42 PM permalink
I am not surprised that you would have those stickers on your car.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:00:56 AM permalink
It's so easy to let a sleep cycle get totally disrupted. I've been pretty much cooped up at home for the greater part of the last couple weeks and it makes it feel like time doesn't matter. I watched something like 17 continuous episodes of The Good Place last night and went to bed as it was getting light out. I don't like the concept of regularity and the 9-5 Monday to Friday, so it suits me fine.
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