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General Discussion / Re: Snowfall Predictions for 1/16-1/17
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:05:59 PM »
I think I might just have to tell the wife I'm going to make a trip up the road to see how the roads are and drive up to see Bill, LOL! That sounds soooooooooooooo good and I'm usually not really big on potato soup!

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Sports / Re: NFL 2017 Season
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:12:33 AM »
Definitely pulling for the Vikings to win it all, although I hope the Jags can somehow find a way to beat New England, because I really am tired of seeing New England in the Super Bowl every year.

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General Discussion / Re: Snowfall Predictions for 1/16-1/17
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:39:04 AM »
Dang it! My snowed in meal is always a pot of chili, but now that my wife and I are back on this health program, we can't have any beans, no sugar, etc... so I guess I'm going to have a boring broiled chicken for the next 9 weeks lol!

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Sports / Re: 2017 College Football Season
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:11:40 PM »
I think Saban would've eventually been successful in the NFL. He went 9-7 in his first year and then was horrible in that second year (6-10). But, I think in time, he would've proven to have been a good NFL coach. I think if he ever decides to try the NFL again, he'll have suitors ready. Of course, he's worth about $6.9M and getting ready to make $65M, so why would he ever leave for the NFL?

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General Discussion / Re: How long do you keep your vehicle?
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:19:04 PM »
I totally admit that if I have the money, meaning I actually have the money in hand and in full, to have a new vehicle, then I'll have a new vehicle. Just having the updated safety features and a little more piece of mind goes a long way. However, knowing I don't have said money in hand, then I'm perfectly fine continuing to drive what I currently have, which is a 2011 Honda Accord EX-L. It's a beautiful car and loaded (except for navi). It's a V6 has got a decent amount of HP (270). Never had a car with leather seats and a moon roof before. It's probably the closest I've ever come to having a "luxury" car, even though it's an Accord, not what you consider a luxury automobile.

That being said, I do want a full size truck at some point. Never realized how often I need a truck to haul stuff with, but would love to have a camper sometime, and of course, I don't have a proper vehicle to pull a small camper. Also would like to have a true 4X4. Even though we don't tend to get a lot of winter weather, when we do, our road has a very bad hill and it's tough to get up that hill in winter weather. And not only that, full size trucks, like the Silverado, tends to have a very smooth ride. Now, if I had a F-150 or a Silverado, that's probably a vehicle I'd keep for 15+ years. 

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General Discussion / Re: How long do you keep your vehicle?
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:48:31 PM »
As far as I know it all makes and all models. No specific class.

I would suspect those cars reflect that % because they're vehicles used, mostly, for family vehicles (maybe an exception of the Tacoma and Tundra) and they want something reliable and something that they have to put a minimum amount of effort into keeping on the road. Basically, the point A to point B driver.

When you're a car person, especially into American Muscle or Luxury, you're more likely to switch cars more frequently. Not because of reliability issues, but because you want more that the latest and greatest offer. More tech, more horsepower, more low end torque, etc...

I love Ford Mustangs - especially GTs and Cobras. I have a dream to own another Mustang GT, but once the mileage gets past 150k, I would sell it, trade it in, and get another one with much lower miles. I don't drive those cars for long term reliability, I drive them for the excitement in the drive. That's why when I owned my last GT, I also drove a Nissan Sentra - of which I owned for 10 years.

I figured it up that I own a vehicle approximately 6.2 years on average. 

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General Discussion / Re: How long do you keep your vehicle?
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:49:58 PM »
Is this just for a certain class, because I know of quite a few who keep Ford and Chevy trucks for a long, long time, and if they do get rid of the truck within 10 years, it's to buy another Ford or Chevy truck.

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General Discussion / Re: Curing Sleep Apnea?
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »
Posted a new video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=568-t7HvknE

Still working on trying to get my videos down to 3 minutes or less. This one is a few seconds longer than the last. I actually shot three videos yesterday and at least one of the other two is ready for upload as well. Now, it's 5 minutes long, but I think it's quite entertaining. I'm slowly bringing out a little more humor in these videos and it actually doesn't feel like the video is 5 minutes long. Now, the third video that I edited wound up being 13 minutes long, but it's not a static me in front of the camera the whole time video. That being said, I think I can get that video down a lot smaller, I just need to do some magic with the editing. In the beginning, I'm all about getting as much content on my channel as I possibly can - of course quality content, but enough so that if someone comes across a video, there's other videos for them to click on if they enjoyed a video I did.

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Movies and Television / Re: MoviePass
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:58:36 PM »
Quite frankly, I quite going to the movies for two reasons

1) It got too expensive.
2) It got much easier to watch movies at home.

Moviepass does away with the first objection, and I must say, the idea of going out once in awhile to see a movie again is appealing. Although the Danville theater is my choice, the last couple of times I was there the volume was so low you could barely hear it.

I like having date night where my wife and I can go out to a nice dinner and see a movie. Any reason to get out of the house, ya know! But having said that, TVs are so enjoyable and upscale now that waiting to see a movie when it comes out on disc ain't so bad. If I ever become rich, I am building a theater room, complete with 100+ screen, stadium seating, etc....

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Politics / Re: Disclaimer
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:56:25 PM »
Now I have that Stiff Upper Lip song by AC/DC in my head now, lol! Thanks Bill!  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Curing Sleep Apnea?
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:38:04 AM »
Going to try and shoot another video tomorrow during lunch. Right now, I find it easier to get a video done when the wife and kid aren't home.

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Sports / Re: NFL 2017 Season
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:37:17 AM »
So everybody is standing up with their hand over their hearts again?

By the way - if the "damn" president won't pitch a fit over a bunch of hooligans in shoulder pads disrespecting the flag and country, then I'm not an American. IMO he should of pulled a Reagan like the airport controllers and shut it down until the gained an understanding.

Like what usually happens after the first part of the season, the national anthem is never played on TV, so all the attention those players were getting is not being televised. Honestly, in the past, the only time you saw the national anthem being played is the Super Bowl, but I suppose after 9-11, the league became a bit more patriotic and started televising the NA a little more. But no, there hasn't been anymore protests that I'm aware of. Even most of the players who were staunch about kneeling have all decided to stand.

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Sports / Re: NFL 2017 Season
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:34:43 AM »
Im a Redskins fan and Im having trouble finding it in my to watch any of the playoffs. I want Gruden out!

As a Redskins fan, you should be used to watching the playoffs with the 'skins in it. Lord knows I am, unfortunately! That being said, the games this past weekend were all very enjoyable to watch - except for the Bills/Jags game. That one was pretty boring until the last little bit. The rest of the games were outstanding. The games this weekend will probably be pretty predictable for a couple of them. I totally expect the Pats to take care of the Titans, and the Steelers to take care of the Jags. I have the Steelers going to the Super Bowl anyway.

As for the NFC, Atlanta will probably take care of Philly. Philly is nothing without Wentz. Atlanta won't get past New Orleans, who will beat Minnesota in a close, high scoring game.

The Super Bowl will be Pitt VS NO.

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Sports / Re: NFL 2017 Season
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
ESPN has another article about the potential breakup of the New England triumvirate of owner, coach, and quarterback. One cause appears to be Brady's lifestyle coach, Alex Guerrero, who has worked/wormed his way into Brady's life and the Patriots training room. He differs with the team doctors on a variety of issues and Belichick cut his access to the team, but some players have followed Brady in relying on his advice which has created some hard feelings between Belichick and Brady.

The next issue is the Garoppolo trade which Belichick opposed. Brady is showing his age in injuries and misfires despite his continued brilliance at times. Belichick saw Garoppolo as the future, but Brady wanted recognition as the long term quarterback. Kraft intervened to force the trade of Garoppolo to keep Brady happy, but it created a rift with Belichick who was told to draft a prospect to develop for the future. His view is that Brady's days are numbered since no quarterback has ever been able to perform consistently at a high level in his 40's.

This sort of stuff must go on all the time, but it seems to be taking an unusually heavy toll this season on what has been the most successful organization in football history. 

For Kraft, Brady and Belichick, is this the beginning of the end?

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/hotread180105/beginning-end-new-england-patriots-robert-kraft-tom-brady-bill-belichick-internal-power-struggle
 

   

There's some rumblings going on that Bill wants the head coaching job with the Giants next season - the team he got his first Super bowl ring with as a coordinator. I would hate to have him in the NFC East, but I also recognize that a lot of his success can be contributed to Tom Brady. Then again, he did have that one 11-5 season in which the Patriots didn't make the playoffs (how do you win 11 games and not make the playoffs) but were without Tom Brady.

The party will be broken up soon enough. Brady  isn't playing into his mid 40's, and if he does, then he won't be as effective. The Patriots basically shot themselves in the foot by letting Jimmy G go for dirt cheap. The Pats would probably continue on with a dynasty with him at QB (he won all of his starts with SF this year.) Pats fans, brace yourselves, your team is heading into the pit of misery! Dilly dilly!

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General Discussion / Re: Curing Sleep Apnea?
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:31:52 AM »
It really use to not be. I've got studio lights that use $70 bulbs and they last about 100 hours each. Nowadays you can get florescent lighting for nothing and they last forever.

I have a friend who serves on the audio visual team with me at church who has offered to help me in the future if I need help. He does a lot of camera work, making movies, etc... Yeah, he was saying that nowadays, lighting can be pretty inexpensive. Over time, especially if I start making decent money from it, then I'll upgrade as I go along. My wife, who has been a professional photographer in the past (now mainly works with graphic design), has a backdrop, but it's huge! It's not something you could set up and tear down quickly. If I had a room that I could just leave it setup, I would do that, but as big as it is, we can't just leave it up in our spare bedroom, it would have to be setup in our living room. Maybe when warmer weather comes, I might be able to do some of this in our second garage.

I'm trying to come up with some content for this week. I really would like to release two videos a week in the beginning, but it can be challenging coming up with the time to put into it. Right now, I might be lucky if I can do one a week, which would wind up giving me around 50 videos, but it would take all year to do that. I want to make sure the content is good so I'm getting the views I need. Right now, I think my first video has gotten over 70 views, and the second had gotten over 40 views. That's not bad for one week. I'm also trying to join some Sleep Apnea forums in hopes of promoting on those sites, I just don't want to flood those sites and not participate like I should, but what better way to promote than to converse with those who actually do have Sleep Apnea?

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