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Excluding when I'm away from home and someone else's TV is on, never.
I pulled the plug on all things follyweird around a decade ago in all forms (broadcast, cable, optical disc and never bothered trying this new fangled streaming thing the kids on my lawn are going on about - it's still the same crap in a different package).
Nothing I've seen since then has made me regret doing so in the least.
Not giving an elephant about sportsball in any form definitely made doing so easier.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Not giving an elephant about sportsball in any form
I never have. I don't see the point in it.
Reality TV is unreal - so I've heard; I never have watched it.
News TV is unreal - so I've heard; I only used to watch the BBC and no longer even that since the 80's.
I can't sit through sitcoms since they are not com at all.
I could go on but my favourite show isn't on TV anymore.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
It seems I'm the only old fashioned TV watcher here, a lot of Dutch television but that's more because the wife watches it, personally Dutch soaps and series always disgusted me
During our vacation in Denmark we even watched some German television, yes no subtitles, everything dubbed in German !
There is no such thing! 30% of air time is commercial therefore a 30 min. sitcom is 10 minutes of ads and if you got paid for the time that you sit through these mind numbing ads would it be worth your time. Not mine!
1. A person that fixes stuff you can't.
2. One who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.
Nope. We dumped our cable TV a year or so ago, reducing our monthly bill from $185 to $65 (Internet only now). Mrs. Wife still watches one broadcast channel occasionally. I watch Netflix or Blu-Ray/DVD.
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.