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by Ben Zonia
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)

I've often wondered if the reason why all these interfering stations on AM (including IBOC sidebands), FM (including IBOC sidebands), and TV (UHF and digital cliff limitations) are to limit service areas to a very short distance, to prevent people from knowing about chaotic events happening in neigh...
by Ben Zonia
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Even a longtime QLine rider says the service is TERRIBLE and GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: Even a longtime QLine rider says the service is TERRIBLE and GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE!!!

The automobile, dependable, controllable, relatively safe and fast, personal transportation, and the post WW II boom it fueled were what made America what it was. , Walking, bicycling, and mass transportation are filled with many problems. Naive Renaissancers don't realize that they are the prey for...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: School's Out Forever
Replies: 0
Views: 59

School's Out Forever

Whitmer cancels the rest of the school year. Watch out for giddy kids out spreading the virus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcVEhtojXlc
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Are People In Line For Testing...
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Are People In Line For Testing...

Are People In Line For Testing infecting uninfected people waiting in line for testing? Maybe? Why get tested unless you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive? I'm seriously not sure why this is a relevant question. Maybe hypochondriacs are at risk, but I don't...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: First robin sighting
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: First robin sighting

I saw a whole flock of them nesting in a tree about a month ago. Maybe it's warmer somewhere near there where they stay when it's cold.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?

Considering our state taxes pull data elements from our federal taxes, shouldn't a federal extension equate to a state extension? Normally it is. My accountant said that for a State Tax Extension, the Federal 4868 flling covered it. I think the City Income Tax Deadline is April 30. Has that changed...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Remember To Tip At Least Modestly For Take Out Orders
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Remember To Tip At Least Modestly For Take Out Orders

While take out orders are not as labor intensive as in restaurant meals, remember to tip at least a modest amount for take out orders and the full amount for delivery orders.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?

Why are they dragging their feet on this? They say they are considering it. Why not acting?

All you have to do is file for an extension, and pay your expected amount due by April 15, 2020, but why require that? People have more important issues now.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Are People In Line For Testing...
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Are People In Line For Testing...

Are People In Line For Testing infecting uninfected people waiting in line for testing?
by Ben Zonia
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking

Mashed Potato Time-Dee Dee Sharp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51eJ3-h86JQ

If you still have a potato masher, you can actually mash the potatoes, and not get the premashed ones. The packaged garlic mashed potatoes are good though.
by Ben Zonia
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Idea For Michigan Sports Radio Stations During Quarantine
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Idea For Michigan Sports Radio Stations During Quarantine

Some networks are airing classic PBP games during airshafts normally devoted to live sports PBP. We have in Michigan a Michigan Football Radio Archivist who recorded all or virtually all Michigan Football games from the Bob Ufer on WPAG only era to at least the recent past. Why not lease rights to t...
by Ben Zonia
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking

Those of us sheltering at home may be adapting to a lot more home cooking. These songs came to mind, even though I've liked our home cooking. Stay with the tried and true, though and don't get too fancy and adventuresome. By an under appreciated crossover artist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUPq...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Ever Hear Of A Rotator?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Ever Hear Of A Rotator?

All this analysis that we have done, bottom to top. 1. A Channel 5 plus or minus single channel or 4-6 Yagi. 2&3. A long single channel or 7-13 Yagi antenna with dual reflectors. 4&6. A UHF Yagi with dual reflectors. 5. A short single channel or 7-13 Yagi with single reflector. Driven element may be...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why Did Channel 4 Stop Reporting Coronavirus Exposure Locations????
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Why Did Channel 4 Stop Reporting Coronavirus Exposure Locations????

In the last two days, I've spent hours on the phone helping people with problems they were having and how to solve them themselves and not depend on going outside, or waiting weeks for someone else to solve their problems. So maybe not in the last 45 minutes, but that's not relevant anyway. When you...
by Ben Zonia
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Why Did Channel 4 Stop Reporting Coronavirus Exposure Locations????
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Why Did Channel 4 Stop Reporting Coronavirus Exposure Locations????

TC Talks wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:46 pm
For once it pays to be rural white trash.
Spoken by a true racist/classist who hates white people with less than he has, and pretends to love minorities and the downtrodden. But if it's any consolation to you, I've encountered people like you before.