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Old 02-26-2014, 12:43 PM   #461
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A couple of new series have caught my attention lately: Almost Human and Intelligence.

I've always loved science fiction.
I like both of those, too. Especially "Almost Human". I'm a little surprised the ratings haven't been better for it. It's a fun show and intelligently written. I also love the banter between the human and robot cop partners.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #462
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Do we really need to extract the DNA from their eggs in the hopes of reproducing them back to life again?
Addie---- I think that extracting DNA from dinosaur eggs is a lot more complicated than some scientists hope. But I do hope that, in my lifetime, they'll succeed. For now I don't think you have to worry.

About dinosaurs---and their extinction.

Helen Vaughn Michel | Chemical Heritage Foundation

That's my sister-in-law.
Moral---- don't stand under any large asteroids!

You also asked:
"But how many dinosaurs fossils do we need to dig up so we can study them?"

I think a lot. Each bit helps. My brother and sister-in-law help with the fossils, even have a couple of dino bones in their home (granted permission to do so).
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:45 PM   #463
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Talking about wasted public money!

" At its worst, medical research is an enterprise that wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on studies that are repetitive, irreparably biased, kept hidden by industry sponsors, or designed with no regard to the desires of people who have to live with serious illness."

Speeding up science

And yet I continue to read the research. There's always a tidbit or two to be gleaned. You just have to know how to read it---- no easy task right from the git-go.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:48 PM   #464
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Our luggage is all packed and sitting in the living room. I'm thinking about doing without American TV for more than a month, other than CNN to stay connected, and I'm already starting to feel withdrawal.

Like you Cave, I always set the DVR to record all the shows we like so we'll have a bucket load to catch up on when we get back. We record them even when we're home as I hate commercials and it's a real pleasure to fast forward them, not to mention being able to watch them whenever we choose.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Downton Abbey that just concluded it's 4th season here. I really loved the very touching final episode that aired on Sun. night.
Doc Martin is another favorite, and the remaining episodes are set to record, along with 48 more shows we enjoy.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #465
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Our luggage is all packed and sitting in the living room. I'm thinking about doing without American TV for more than a month, other than CNN to stay connected, and I'm already starting to feel withdrawal.

Like you Cave, I always set the DVR to record all the shows we like so we'll have a bucket load to catch up on when we get back. We record them even when we're home as I hate commercials and it's a real pleasure to fast forward them, not to mention being able to watch them whenever we choose.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Downton Abbey that just concluded it's 4th season here. I really loved the very touching final episode that aired on Sun. night.
Doc Martin is another favorite, and the remaining episodes are set to record, along with 48 more shows we enjoy.
Kayelle, can you download the TV apps? CBS, ABC, ESPN, History Channel and many others all have apps where you can watch their programs on your iPad, and I would imagine your Android and Kindle Fire devices. They may not be in real time, but are within a day or so.

Have a great time!
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #466
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vit, I watched Rake. Does that count for anything? Actually, I watched the first two episodes and decided I wasn't going to stick with it. I guess I'm getting bored with a lot of TV in general.

Did anyone see any of the Second Season shows that have debuted this week? I have watched only sports on NBC since they went to a heavy reality show schedule, but I think I've found two new comedies to watch: About a Boy, and Growing Up Fischer. The premier shows were funny, but we have to catch up on last night's shows since we watched NCIS LA during the 9PM time slot. Also watched Mind Games - gotta admit the previews using "Jedi mind tricks" pulled me in. This show is so opposite of my usual Tuesday at 10, Person of Interest. I became a view of disinterest right after Carter left the show.

Anyone else watch these? Or did you find some other winners starting?
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #467
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Kayelle, can you download the TV apps? CBS, ABC, ESPN, History Channel and many others all have apps where you can watch their programs on your iPad, and I would imagine your Android and Kindle Fire devices. They may not be in real time, but are within a day or so.

Have a great time!
Thanks Dawg.You made me full of hope but I just asked Steve about this and he said it won't work for my Nook Tablet or his Kindle Fire. We won't have internet connection on the ship except in the business center. DRAT!!

Good thing we both have dozens of books loaded.




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Old 02-26-2014, 05:48 PM   #468
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Have we abandoned our old TV thread???

I've had the "Let's Talk TV" thread in my Subscription list forever, so I posted some comments there earlier. Then I see THIS thread just started recently? Are we moving our TV talk to here, or is someone going to blend the two threads back into one, or maybe archive the old thread? I'm confused...

FWIW, here's my post from the original thread:

vit, I watched Rake. Does that count for anything? Actually, I watched the first two episodes and decided I wasn't going to stick with it. I guess I'm getting bored with a lot of TV in general.

Did anyone see any of the Second Season shows that have debuted this week? I have watched only sports on NBC since they went to a heavy reality show schedule, but I think I've found two new comedies to watch: About a Boy, and Growing Up Fischer. The premier shows were funny, but we have to catch up on last night's shows since we watched NCIS LA during the 9PM time slot. Also watched Mind Games - gotta admit the previews using "Jedi mind tricks" pulled me in. This show is so opposite of my usual Tuesday at 10, Person of Interest. I became a view of disinterest right after Carter left the show.

Anyone else watch these? Or did you find some other winners starting?
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I had noticed that myself, CG.
It seems like lately the forum likes duplicate threads. Some are even made stickies.
Hard to keep track, or whether or not to post to the original TNT thread or the new one...
It's like Microsoft releasing a new OS that nobody wants at first
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:59 PM   #470
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Thanks Dawg.You made me full of hope but I just asked Steve about this and he said it won't work for my Nook Tablet or his Kindle Fire. We won't have internet connection on the ship except in the business center. DRAT!!

Good thing we both have dozens of books loaded.
Bummer, Kayelle. I too was hopeful for you! You might try downloading, say, the CBS app on the Fire anyway, DH was able to watch the Hawks game highlights when we were last in Mexico on ESPN. I agree, Nook won't do much. But at least you can watch stuff at the airport!
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