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An ice water jacuzzi?

Only warm and bubbly Jacuzzis here.
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That's quite a colorful simile.

I'm glad someone noticed - I work hard to come up with those... tongue.gif

The protection of local food is probably not going to go over well in some parts of America - food is one of the few things we can export. Without that, it's not much of a *trade* agreement - because the only thing we're exporting is money. However, we've done a very good job of ruining our food export business all by ourselves. We taught the Central & South Americans how to export fruit, vegetables and beef. We're teaching the Chinese the same things.

California has similar restrictions designed to protect the California agriculture from foreign pests and diseases. Unfortunately, the US lacks the will to enforce the rules - which is why the fruit industry was hit by the Mediterranean Fruit Fly and the citrus industry by the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Having your neighborhood sprayed by an airplane at 5 AM with pesticides is not cool.
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The bees seemed to be having trouble too with a lot of them dying.
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Finally found a new TV (more like we found the right person to talk to at Samsung NA, they ignored us for a month), now we have to wait two weeks (they're built to order, in batches). My wife isn't impressed with fancy cars, jewelry, or pretty much anything of the like, but when she saw the Discovery article for that monster she went nuts. They're claiming delivery by Xmas Eve, including professional setup and calibration. If it isn't, I get a 15% discount, and I imagine that wouldn't fly with them.

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I'm glad someone noticed - I work hard to come up with those... tongue.gif

The protection of local food is probably not going to go over well in some parts of America - food is one of the few things we can export. Without that, it's not much of a *trade* agreement - because the only thing we're exporting is money. However, we've done a very good job of ruining our food export business all by ourselves. We taught the Central & South Americans how to export fruit, vegetables and beef. We're teaching the Chinese the same things.

California has similar restrictions designed to protect the California agriculture from foreign pests and diseases. Unfortunately, the US lacks the will to enforce the rules - which is why the fruit industry was hit by the Mediterranean Fruit Fly and the citrus industry by the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Having your neighborhood sprayed by an airplane at 5 AM with pesticides is not cool.


That's a fact, we have the same issue, but with Asian tree mites destroying our fruit trees. Apple and peach trees around here are getting infected and dying at an alarming rate, and that's all due to a few farmers who thought it would be cool to import Asian pear trees and try to grow the fruit here. The problem is, the little buggers traveled with the young trees, slipping right past the inspectors. No doubt they were too distracted looking for bombs in the trees to notice the mites crawling all over them. tongue.gif My own experience can attest to that, they've spent hours looking over a car coming into the country, without even considering whether it should even be allowed in at all. Don't get me wrong, I like not having the hassle, but it's very disconcerting.

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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Hey Magick /billybob, OT but what are your views on the TPP.
I am actually looking for a non biased source to get a better view of the agreement. Any links would be greatly appreciateded as I can't really make much sense of American media and who favours whom.


I'll study it some more and get back with you. I've not spent much time looking at it, aside from reading a short article in the WSJ.
Edited by Magick Man - 12/9/13 at 3:04pm
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Finally found a new TV (more like we found the right person to talk to at Samsung NA, they ignored us for a month), now we have to wait two weeks (they're built to order, in batches). My wife isn't impressed with fancy cars, jewelry, or pretty much anything of the like, but when she saw the Discovery article for that monster she went nuts. They're claiming delivery by Xmas Eve, including professional setup and calibration. If it isn't, I get a 15% discount, and I imagine that wouldn't fly with them.
 

 

And how much does this behemoth cost? I'm guessing probably higher than $100k.

 

But at 110", isn't that a bit too big? Okay, it has 4K resolution but it comes at 42.10 PPI which is quite low honestly.

 

I wonder how well it will upscale 1080p content?

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Hit the nail on the head Magick, free trade doesn't mean you have to destroy your business/environment or most importantly the food that you put in your mouth. Billybob was inconvenienced no doubt but a few minutes of hassle by Customs is worth a lot more in the long run.
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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post

And how much does this behemoth cost? I'm guessing probably higher than $100k.

But at 110", isn't that a bit too big? Okay, it has 4K resolution but it comes at 42.10 PPI which is quite low honestly.

I wonder how well it will upscale 1080p content?

I was trying to avoid price, because it's a little obscene, I'll say it's around R8 V10 money. We already have a DLP that's almost that size now, so it'll actually save some space.
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Pron wouldn't be good on a 110" screen. Too intimidating - might be downright scary...
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Certain body parts might be larger than life :-P
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Certain body parts might be larger than life :-P


You don't need a jumbotron for that. Any american adult star thesedays sports the trademark twin flesh zepplins easily noticeable on even the smallest screen.

 

 

I'd be boatloads more interested in being able to get the european GP coverage with the user definable picture in picture going. Does slingbox work from a euro isp to america?

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I hadn't even thought about pron, but that's likely because I don't watch it. eek.gif Who has time?
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there is a 39" 4k at tiger direct but it is an off brand. the thing about that is the ppi is very high. for 110" it really should be 8k. I would wait on that. especially at the price. at that size a projector would be much better I think.

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I'm not following the logic. 4K @ 110" is 4K @ 110" whether it is a projector or an LED flatscreen. The PPI is the same. The difference is that the LED will be much brighter, sharper & have better colors. Sure, the projector is cheaper - but "value" isn't the criteria for his purchase. He has a projector of about that size now - he wants something else. Waiting an unknown number of years for a higher res standard doesn't help his immediate need.

And, you didn't ask the critical question related to PPI: His seating distance from the screen.
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I hadn't even thought about pron, but that's likely because I don't watch it. eek.gif Who has time?

I forgot - every night at Magick's house is a live pron scene.

The movie shot at my house would be titled: "Night of the Snoring Old People"

It's a small niche market... tongue.gif
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