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  1. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    This is something I have noticed while dealing with my mother's TV's. Whatever software is pre-installed on TV's generally sucks and doesn't get updated/debugged. So eventually you get frustrated and stop using it. With my mother's TVs, I finally convinced her to just use Roku's instead as...
  2. orgoman

    OK, I am going to ask the question: Has BB lost his fastball?

    I think this is a very keen observation. I think back to the last Brady year (2019) when through about 12 games the Patriots looked like they had the all-time best defense, fueled mainly by an ungodly turnover ratio (something like +25). This also helped cover up much of the deficiencies of...
  3. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Can anybody interpret this for me? Does it mean that YTTV will stop working on my Roku or not? I can't really tell..... View online Dear Roku Customer, We are disappointed to share the news that Google has chosen to let the YouTube TV contract expire. While this news is...
  4. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I’m on YTTV also and have missed NESN - although the radio is a event substitute. I’m thinking of breaking down and doing something similar (MLB) but is there any chance that I don’t need a VPN if I use Roku? I know that Roku’s don’t transmit location. Thanks in advance
  5. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Can someone who is smarter than me run down the options for replacing YTTV? (I'm another on team Roku). I know there is Fubo for about the same $$ but worse interface/DVR. I'm also asking as I'm the default "expert" my 75yo mother runs to for all this stuff and who has to change everything...
  6. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    HomeBrew, Your problem was using the wrong device to stream Fubo. You need to use a device that does not allow the program to geolocate - it's among the many reasons why I love my Roku streaming device. If you allow Fubo to know where you are - by using a computer or something - it will...
  7. orgoman

    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    So, I love listening to Simmons’ podcasts for the most part. His latest on Ryan Russillo’s podcast is great. But then I started listening to Bill’s own podcast with Mallory Rubin, and his takes on Baseball are the worst and most archaic that I have ever heard. It’s not that he’s loud and...
  8. orgoman

    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    A lot depends on the device. I have found that - as mentioned upthread - it depends on whether location tracking is enabled on your device. For computers, phones, ipads - YouTubeTV will not work unless you have the location tracking turned on. It's part of the program. But Roku does not have...
  9. orgoman

    No Game Today

    Not to belabor the obvious: Money.
  10. orgoman

    The Magic Number

    The second number, soon to be the first
  11. orgoman

    The Magic Number

  12. orgoman

    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    I think this sums up the Bill SImmons experience. He surrounds himself with millenials who all like basketball and soccer - it's pretty much in the job description in order to be hired at the ringer. These are pretty much the only voices he hears. And then he extrapolates that to the entire...
  13. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    Seven - just out of curiosity, do you have any idea how apple determines if you have opened your iPhone? I mean, other than asking you? When I opened mine, I could identify the water-exposure strip, but I didn't see anything else that would indicate the phone had been opened. And I'm with the...
  14. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    I'm going to start a new thread on this topic in TBLTS - all things youtube
  15. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    Poulson - I had watched youtube videos for replacing the brakes on my car - after I had them done in the shop - and I wasn't sure if I could do them myself. Nice to hear that someone else took the plunge. Along those lines, the thing that has kept me from doing more maintenance on my car is...
  16. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    Along the same lines - a couple of months ago my mother's key fob stopped working. The dealership wanted about $50 to replace the battery. Youtube video + $5 battery from Walmart = me looking like an awesome son. The lesson as always - all dealership maintenance departments are scams designed...
  17. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    Thanks Rev. It was very easy and pretty cool to see the inside of the phone. For those of you with a touch of handiness and a do-it-yourself bent, I can't recommend youtube videos enough. It removed the fear of replacing the battery. Now I'm going to try some general maintenance on my car...
  18. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    There is one experiment that I want to do. One video on youtube says that the problem might be residual salts left behind by the evaporating water. So I want to immerse the phone in isopropyl alcohol to try and dissolve those. But I need to get my hands on anhydrous isopropyl alcohol - not...
  19. orgoman

    Drying out my iphone

    So I broke down and bought a refurbished 6s on eBay. It should be here by Monday - we will see how it works out. Thanks for all the advice! As always, Sosh rules