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    Cows are yummy !!!
  • Birthday 08/02/1969

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  1. Why do smart TVs suck?

    I just purchased this TV and sound system a couple of weeks ago. I had an ankle reconstructive surgery, and I am stuck without moving around right now. It actually is helping me from going bonkers right now having my living room set up like a theatre.
  2. Why do smart TVs suck?

    The Firestick, and Amazon Fire are both Android devices. Download ES File Explorer File Manager and spend some time getting to know how to use it. It is available to download under tools in the Fire App section. You can install a web browser (or pretty much anything) from there. You will need a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to navigate though, but those are fairly cheap.
  3. Why do smart TVs suck?

    I have an Amazon Firestick that I caught on sale for $25. I have a 70 inch 4k flat screen that has a really good smart TV system, and I use the stick instead. The Amazon stick is programmable to allow me to connect to any web site, and it is easier to run through the sound system I have as my system converts and upscales video as well. I highly recommend it.
  4. Wise Man's Fear XI

    I don't think you are getting the point here Scot. There are plenty of slow writers I have no problem waiting for. They aren't releasing less than 100 pages of garbage to fill the time, and then hosting an online poll about their video game habits vs writing. Look, I'm glad you enjoyed Slow Regard of Silent Things. I'm glad anyone found pleasure in it. I consider it absolute self congratulatory drivel that did not even contain a story structure. I bought the book to read a story, and as such feel manipulated. So, when you add it all together, you have an author who told us his entire series was finished when we invested in him, and we are now going on a decade without a resolution that was promised at the start, it should be fairly easy to understand the frustration.It is not the slow wait time that people are so upset about, it is how this author chooses to communicate with the people that are giving him money that is the issue.
  5. Wise Man's Fear XI

    Can I say that the writer sucks because instead of giving us a completed series, He published a 100 page meandering story about nothing that starred inanimate objects? He then hosted an online poll as to whether he should write his third book, or play Fallout 4. Fallout 4 won. Hell, if he would have just compromised with that one and written during the Fallout 4 load times, we could be finished with a second series by now.
  6. Westeros Defense Fantasy Football.

    Just a reminder that this league drafts tonight in about a half hour. Good luck guys
  7. Your Trekking/ Hiking experiences

    I had ankle reconstructive surgery a couple of weeks ago, so my definition of hiking and trekking may be a little bit different. Every day, I make the small jaunt from my bed to my recliner and back again. I also take a trek once a day to visit the bathroom. It involves a four wheel tiny bicycle that I rest my knew on and scoot though the house. The other day, I made a long hike all the way out the front door, and into a car in order to see a doctor to get my stitches removed and a cast set. That was a long and arduous process.
  8. What's For Dinner, Take 7

    Steak and Guinness pie tonight. I slow cooked the beef for 9 hours in beer, beef broth, and Worcestershire and added julienne chopped carrots, oyster mushrooms, red onions, garlic, and green peppercorn while thickening the concoction with flour all through the day. I did cheat and used a store bought puff pastry because I just don't think that the time I spend making my own is worth the effort in the slight taste difference. It was absolutely delicious.
  9. Westeros Dynasty 2016

    Here are contract offers for this year's draft Dak Prescot $13 - 4 years Corey Coleman $9 - 4 years Jeff Driskel $1 - 4 years Eric Ebron $1 - 3 years AJ Green $37 - 2 years Victor Cruiz $1 - 2 years Terrence Williams $1 - 2 years Eli Manning $13 - 2 years Here is already existing contracts for next season and time left on them. Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)  $1 - 2 years Travis Kelce (KC - TE)  $15 -1 year Todd Gurley (LA - RB)  $23 -2 years I'm glad I spent some time looking at them. I had no idea that half my roster was expiring after the year, Thanks for keeping track of all this.
  10. Rogue One: 2 Rebellious 2 Fail

    I have the original as number one for pure nostalgia reasons. Nothing in my life will ever give me the same experience again. Empire is probably objectively the better movie, but It has to be second in my book, which places The Force Awakens firmly in third place for me. I have seen TFA 26 times now. It is by far my favorite movie of the decade, and the best theatre experience I have had since I was a child. I'm expecting Rogue One to be not as much of an impact for me, but it still looks like one hell of a movie. I get more exited each and every week.
  11. College football 2016 - aSECendency

    Well, I do not think that I could be more delighted with the opening weekend so far with the possible exception of seeing the Sooners lose. Although it is always just a bit fun to see your teams main rival get whipped, I just hate the out of conference loss. Houston should have been a Big 12 expansion team by now, but since it would possibly hurt recruitment in that city for other teams, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see them passed over for a Florida team. As far as my Longhorns go, that was an incredibly exiting game. It just may turn out to be the game of the year for me. I love that programs are scheduling competition early in the season. It is a really smart way to go since the new format for polls is human at the end. If you win the game, you get the bonuses, but if you lose, there is plenty enough time for people to forget about it. I still hate the playoff format, but all and all, I think college ball is in pretty good shape right now.
  12. Westeros Dynasty 2016

    I do not have a roster shown this year. Am I starting over from scratch?
  13. Westeros Open and Westeros Outlaw Fantasy Football

    Well, we didn't quite break the 25 min draft we set a couple of years ago in Outlaw, but a clean 45 min isn't bad. Also, congratulations to Jace for drafting positions that are not RB this year. Good luck guys
  14. Fantasy Football 2016

    You draft defensive players and teams. They score points for things like tackles, stops, sacks, forced fumbles ect ..
  15. Fantasy Football 2016

    I still need 2 more people to try out the defense league. I think this will be a ton of fun. If you sign up for this one, twice the amount of plays will be meaningful for your fantasy Fandom. Let's start this one out with a full set of teams