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    Re: RIP: Eddie Van Halen

    Sad. More rock icons are passing beyond this life.
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    Re: The Honolulu Star Advertiser

    Who reads the print version? I don't. I get snippets of news from there online and other sources all over the free parts of the internet. No one wants to pay for news these days.
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    Re: Disappearing eating establishments

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    Going to miss the place... the hamburger steak, fried rice, pancakes, waffles, etc... but most of all the sign, which I have plenty of photos of. Sad. :(
  4. Thread: TheBus news

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    Re: TheBus news

    There must be some serious privacy concerns if every frequent bus rider has to use the holo card. Plus the cap is the killer. More reasons for people to live in their cars during the daily commute or...
  5. Re: Hawai'i TV: 1970s, 80s, 90s Joe Moore, Emme Tomimbang, Bob Sevey, and JACK HAWK

    Keoni.... Thank you for posting the long, insider history of local TV. Fascinating stuff. Hopefully you write a book about local TV yourself reflecting on all of your memories.



    So, this was...
  6. Thread: Star Trek: Picard

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    Re: Star Trek: Picard

    I re-subscribed back to CBS All Access just to see this series. I have to say, so far so good. Three episodes.

    Plus I get to catch up with the first season to second of Star Trek Discovery which...
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    Re: HawaiiThreads Software Update - December 2019

    Yes, the new update does not remember me, though my username pops up and so do the password... on the first try, no go. However on the second try it connects. So far have not had to manually type in...
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    Re: Testing out a new version of vbulletin

    The brown and icons look good, though my avatar is an older one, but still better than a busted avatar symbol.
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    Re: Testing out a new version of vbulletin

    Now on my Mac. Site look pretty standard default as Ryan stated on Facebook. Text is smaller than before. I guess I need to adjust that. Otherwise the desktop interface is familiar and good enough as...
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    Re: Testing out a new version of vbulletin

    1. For a long time many of member avatars are broken. Seems to be the same with new upgrade.

    2. Site probably looks good on computer, teeny tiny on Android... I suspect iOS too unless you have a...
  11. Thread: Smart TV

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    Re: Smart TV

    The problem with Smart TVs is that they are almost the only choice consumers have if they want to buy a new TV. I would rather just have a "dumb TV" that only consisted of a tuner, remote, selectors...
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    Re: Oahu's TV broadcast antenna sites

    KGMB KHNL KFVE transmitters I think are located on the slope of the Waianae mountains. There was a concerted effort to move transmitters away from urban Honolulu, which to me is stupid since the bulk...
  13. Thread: Forums dying

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    Re: Forums dying

    Anyone looking for alternate forums might as well just be on Facebook, where it is chocked full of Hawaii centric and other types of groups and pages. Here is a list of some of the Facebook groups...
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    Re: Has Hollywood Ran Out Of Ideas....

    Accountants! :)
  15. Thread: RIP: Eddie Money

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    Re: RIP: Eddie Money

    :( :( I got "Two Tickets to Paradise".... :(
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    Re: Thirty Meter Telescope Proposal For Mauna Kea

    Largely forgotten now.
  17. Thread: iPod touch

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    Re: iPod touch

    I have soured on all Apple iOS products since I last posted to this topic.

    Main reason... built in battery and no easy way to replace them.

    The iPod Touch that I loved so much died last year...
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    Re: What's Better Nowadays?

    For TV we have more options than before.

    1. Free digital over the air channels with antenna if you live close to a transmitter.

    2. The ability to dump cable and satellite TV and choose a...
  19. Thread: Airbus A380

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    Re: Airbus A380

    We'll see how long ANA continues A380 service to Hawaii... the plane is going to be phased out of production by 2021. Low sales. High fuel consumption. Too costly for most airlines to operate. Not...
  20. Thread: Is Anyone There?

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    Re: Is Anyone There?

    You can read more about our admin here:

    https://www.hawaiiweblog.com/about/bio



    If you have live in Hawaii you will know admin from his appearances on morning news shows at HawaiiNewsNow and...
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    Re: What's Better Nowadays?

    Digital cameras and smartphones have certainly made photography reachable to everyone with those devices and at less cost over the film days. So for better or worst, everyone is a photographer and...
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    Re: Thirty Meter Telescope Proposal For Mauna Kea

    The problem with the Civil Beat poll is "registered voters". I suspect most of those who are opposed to TMT are not registered voters.

    I was one contacted by the poll last week and of course I am...
  23. Thread: Is Anyone There?

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    Re: Is Anyone There?

    Yep my answer to woodman to his question:



    ZERO. Tomago. No $$. No . Board is entirely funded by one person.

    Moderators? Are we getting paid? NOPE. Never have. Never will be. Fine with...
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    Re: Hawaii Radio Dial 2019 and Beyond

    Music on the AM Dial

    How many people regularly listen to Honolulu's AM radio stations. Usually the bastion of news, talk and sports, surprisingly several of them do broadcast music as their main...
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    Re: Hawaii Radio Dial 2019 and Beyond

    Listened this morning OTA, and the station is playing an oldies mix and billing itself as "KWAI The Mighty 1080".
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