Recently poutine came up in a convo I had with a foreigner. After they told me they visited Canada and while here made sure to try poutine, I explained to them that I was familiar with poutine before most Canadians knew what the hell it was and that in the not-too-distant past poutine wasn't well-known outside of Quebec. I estimated that it only started becoming popular outside of Quebec in maybe the late 90s. Am I off in this estimate, MeFi? [more inside]
Please help me understand my options for a wireless TV setup so I'm not sued by people tripping over the cable strung across the room and breaking their legs. I have DISH but they've been no help when I try to talk to them and paying $150 for a technician to come out and answer the question is absurd. [more inside]
One of the longest-running modern-day battles is that of Cable vs. Dish Network. Both seem to basically offer the same stuff. Most everything I read says Dish Network offers everything Cable does, except it's cheaper. Which is better and why? Does Dish Network really go out when it rains or is cloudy? Do you have experience with both and a compelling reason for one over the other? Thanks in advance.
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona game, aside from the two schools' official alumni bars?
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
Give me your most complex, time consuming pasta dinner menu/ recipes. [more inside]
Dishwasher vs Washing Dishes By Hand -- Which is better and/or safer? [more inside]
Please pick out some dishware and flatware for me. I am overwhelmed and you all are better at this than me. [more inside]
Can I use my new terracotta casserole dish on an electric stove top? [more inside]
How do I duplicate at home this absolutely perfect pineapple salsa I just found? [more inside]
Should I stick with DirecTV or switch to Dish? OR: Can I get DirecTV to upgrade my receiver for free? [more inside]
The house I'm renting has a satellite dish up on the roof, and I'm pretty sure I know where the wall-plug for it is indoors. What kind of equipment and cables would I need to do/buy to easily (and importantly, cheaply) access satellite TV and watch it on my television set? I'm in Australia, if that matters.
So a friend of mine asked me a question about the new Star Trek movie. (probable spoilers inside) [more inside]
Where can I find a list of foods that originated in the United States? [more inside]
Cat fanciers: is there a convenient way to keep dried bits of food from getting on the wall next to the cat food dishes? [more inside]
I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
What are these (dishware) chickens? [more inside]
Is the fact that I really like eating the banchan more than the meal at my local Korean restaurant looked at as odd? [more inside]
I need cable/internet. Should I go with Comcast, DirectTV, or DISH Network? [more inside]
We're contemplating moving into a house with no built-in dishwasher... without which we cannot live! What are your impressions of portables? What are good some good brands, and are there any caveats to hooking them up that we should be aware of?
I want a pet rock for my cubicle. Obtaining the rock isn't a problem, however I also want a mini water dish for it. Don't ask. Anyone know where I could obtain a 1" or so pet water dish?
How can I fix a peeling soap dish in my tile? [more inside]
Dish Network Vs. DirectTV Vs. Uverse (from those who've had two or more) [more inside]
How do I clean my non stick pans? [more inside]
I have just moved from Berkeley, CA to Austin, TX and have to move my TV service with me. We were using DirecTV in Berkeley and I was perfectly happy with my (hacked) HR10-250 HD TiVo unit. Now I am faced with a choice. D*, cable or Dish? What service do I go with if I want to have TiVo and HD? I seem to be screwed in one way or another. More inside... [more inside]
I have a Dish Network satellite dish + satellite receiver that I never returned after I cancelled my contract with them. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
Can my landlord prohibit me from installing a satellite dish on my apartment's property? [more inside]
I need help with crafting a multi-dwelling (Condo) solution for TV and/or Internet service [more inside]
Feedmyfamilyforaweekfilter: Now that we finished the lasagna, what other full meal sorts of dishes can I make in my big glass lasagna pan? [more inside]
Can I view the closed caption information on my plasma monitor which is hooked up to my dish network receiver? [more inside]
I have Dish Network and my DVR has a USB port on the back. Is there a way to transfer programming from the DVR to my laptop? What is needed to make this happen?
Greeks and Greek-Americans: what happened with Mega Cosmos on Dish? Are they moving to cable or to a different satellite company, or are they simply not going to be available in the US any more? This sucks.
What's better...DirectTV or Dish Network? [more inside]
NewHomeFilter: I have a few questions about moving into my first new condo. I'm on a budget and green to the process with questions about: furniture (where to get), TV service (see inside), and lots... [more inside]
Can I use a Direct TV dish as the antenna for my Sirius receiver? [more inside]
Dish Network or DirecTV? Which plan? [more inside]
I'm looking into signing up for DirecTV, mostly for the free/cheap Tivo. I've checked out the PVRBlog, Matt's recommendation seems to be go through OrbitSat, I've also been referred there before from others, but they no longer deal with DirecTV. Google is full of linkfarm results for the same 3 or 4 online retailers, by instinct I don't want to give them my business. Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV? I'm looking for a 2 room system, with a single DVR, and Triple LNB, for as cheap as possible.