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Nothing live - ever - unless, as others have pointed out, I'm at somebody else's place and the TV happens to be on. Even then, that's when I get re-acquainted with how horrible live TV has devolved into.
As if commercial breaks weren't bad enough - now you have in-your-face animated TV station logos, and promotions for other shows on network TV taking up the lower third.
My main source of TV shows to this day remains Usenet, and I have no moral qualms about that - I always end up purchasing those series I enjoy, and because of such posts, I've discovered (and purchased) more series than I ever would have otherwise.
- don't watch any TV series "on TV" - rather watch on-demand (IF, when, where I want)
- don't watch any "reality shows" at all or ever - rather snort random baby projectile vomit
- don't watch any talk shows (Late Show, Jimmy Kibley, John Stevens, Clodburtt)
Not even news (who cares, 60% is useless, 10% sad news (i.e. a blind gay vegan dog got stuck up a tree)' and other 30% is tainted by broadcaster allegiance bullshhit - "Trump's gonna lose" - LOf*L)
I'm exactly the same!
Are you my long-lost twin brother, or something?
the only thing I'll watch via broadcast media is: live sports
Well, so much for that idea.
Running around fields chasing balls is a job for dogs.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Bought my house in the US in 2006 and decided not to get cable. I used to study a lot; so no time for that nonsense.
Today, I do watch TV, but it's all through a HDMI cable from my laptop. I watch mostly YouTube, a little NFL Brady, and some of the NBA finals. I also download and watch movies from Putlocker.
The problem of not watching network television is I no longer feel part of the American culture. I do not understand why people cry victim, equal pay, racism, equality, and just out right hate speech, because I see the exact opposite in society.
I think I have posted before on Jira, can't really remember what I said. On one side the test team I work in is a Jira advocate, certain project leaders in software dislike it, site management love it, hardware is a separate issue. The main thing is trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, I think the issue is one of the software people who was told to use it found a way hacking it with some python scripts to get away from using the interface (which I can sympathise with, who came up with, three dots rather than the this is what you are about to choose!)
The problem with Jira is that it is trying to shoehorn so many different things into what was once, just bug tracking. Now it does Kanban boards, storyboards, plain projects, etc... This all sits together very uneasily.
If you use Jira you are pretty much locked inside their ecosystem. For example, if you want to add a tool to your project management stack (like a wiki) more often than not you will have to buy one of Atlassian's tools
2 out of 3. Bad and waste of time. Granted, there are people here that like it. It may be that we're not using it correctly here, or that it's not set up right, etc. Regardless, my experience (and I've been forced to use it over the years at various companies) is that it's a pile of dung.
I found this to be way more interesting than any sports event I've ever seen (which can be counted on one hand) or heard of (which are quite a few more, unfortunately)
Pinocchio killing the cricket seems a bit harsh, but the original Pinocchio[^] looks like a real scumbag
I'll never get how the achievements (or lack thereof) of a few individuals, whom I've never met, can have any impact on my life whatsoever.
The content they produce might, like a book or story, or if they're politicians who make up new laws for me to live by, but sports doesn't produce anything.
I get how a match can be exciting, especially if you want a particular team or person to win, but never to the point where their loss can stir anything more than temporary mild disappointment.
That said, I really don't like sports.
It's not though, us Dutch have ice skating and football we get all worked up over.
In fact, Europe is all about football.
Americans have their Superbowl or whatever.
There's also the Olympics.
I think every nation in the world has their sport they get all excited about.
Cities have teams.
Over here it's so bad that when football teams Ajax (Amsterdam) and Feyenoord (Rotterdam) have to play a match against each other there's always riots (they, or rather their "fans", are sworn enemies somehow).
WHY THE HELL ARE YOU RIOTING OVER A GAME YOU DIDN'T EVEN PLAY!?
Anyway, whether a team wins or loses, their fans are moved to tears.
Although like Sander I can't get very emotional about sports events, don't get the impression that all Dutch people are like this, they surely can get emotional when it concerns soccer, cycling, skating and last but not least Fierljeppen !