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    I'm disappointed; I didn't see any tv's I liked on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. It was mostly the same stuff for both sales.

    A few 1080p 24 inch tv's were available, but they were cheap crap that had bad reviews. It looks like they've almost stopped making 24" tv's.
    32" tv's were on sale at the same price as 24's, but they were all 720p, and had bad reviews too.

    Maybe I'm too sensitive to the bad reviews. if I see some that say "Don't buy this! It doesn't work!" - I won't get it. That's probably the wrong approach.

    I'll look for deals again around Christmas. I'm trying not to go to Walmart and grabbing whatever, but I may do that, too. I'm just a guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    if I see some that say "Don't buy this! It doesn't work!" - I won't get it. That's probably the wrong approach.


    hell yeah, everyone needs a 24'' paperweight .....
    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    did you say the tv is for your garage?

    you could paint a wall white and buy a projector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defrabbit View Post
    you could paint a wall white and buy a camera attached to an oversized pistol barrel for ...... practice


    corrected

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    There's been 6 crashes in the 2 weeks since the ART bus route began service. The city has 20 ART buses; at least 16 have to be in the field every day. Two buses are currently in the repair shop because of crashes. They have put up cones and tape to block off the middle of the street so people stop pulling in front of the speeding buses. It looks stupid. No deaths yet.

    I've seen the people standing on those platforms in the middle of the street, yikes. I don't like it; they seem like sitting ducks for the drunk drivers.

    I still hold the position it's an incredibly dumb and dangerous concept, overwhelmingly too expensive for the perceived gain (which I don't see any gain from it), and destructive; and should never have been undertaken. Yet here we are.

    A website has appeared in response to the rash of crashes.



    https://artb.us/
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    https://www.koat.com/article/crazy-v...t-bus/30276000

    The way the bus lanes work is fundamentally flawed.

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    the article says "illegal turn" but don't the lane markings indicate that you
    have to turn...

    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    The way the bus lanes work is fundamentally flawed.
    ...right across the bus lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defrabbit View Post
    the article says "illegal turn" but don't the lane markings indicate that you
    have to turn...



    ...right across the bus lane.
    Exactly one of the problems. Another is the traffic lights are now changed to be virtually unrecognizable by any normal driver, and it gives the green light to the bus to roar through the intersection - that same green light is easily mistaken by the left turn lane car as the green light for them and boom they get wiped out by the freaking bus. I think that's what happened with the moped in the news video. I could pontificate on all the outrageously against any common sense safety problems I see with it, but I'll just say that even while residents who frequent the street could learn to be safe over time, that very street is thronged with all the tourists driving through town, it's Route 66, and they'll have no clue.

    I think it's possible lawsuits over it may force them to close or redo it at some point.

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    There have been 2 pedestrians hit by ART buses this week with 1 killed, as these nonsensical express buses blow through 8 miles of street thronged with transients, homeless, and tourists unaware of how they work. It's crazy.

    https://www.koat.com/article/deadly-...venue/30696008

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