Yes, I must APOLOGIZE that this blog can be a culprit of this too, i.e., having annoying video commercials that automatically play. But, that is NOT my doing. I would never do that. Blame WordPress.
Anywho … I found out how you can easily DISABLE this.
No. No. Na. You don’t have to go into Chrome settings and turn off plug-ins etc.
Just RIGHT CLICK on the offending tab (which alas, as in the example, could be this blog, nhlifefree.com).
4th option down will be ‘MUTE tab’ (or if you have ALREADY muted it, ‘UNMUTE tab’). Just click on that option. Works like a treat.
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Impressive. We watched the first hour (with the interminable NBC commercials and drivel) and it was GOOD. I liked it.
The smaller ‘scale’ (than London & Beijing) worked. Made it more approachable and intimate. Very clever. Way cool. Bravo Brazil. You exceed my expectations (which are always quite high for modern Olympic opening ceremonies). The NBC coverage is being DVRed as I write. I can ONLY tolerate Olympics on NBC if it is taped and I can skip the commercials and the fluff.
Ironically, thanks to our Roku and the “UK TV” channel we actually watched 25 minutes of it, on BBC 1, WITHOUT commercials — and with an interesting running commentary. However, it was NOT in HD (and I am a sucker for HD).
Enjoy. As we have done in the past we will probably watch the whole opening ceremony again a few months later for the sheer nostalgia.
Not sure about the plane! I know a fair amount about early aviation history and that was new to me. SMILE.
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As with so many of such things I learned about this from my daily, cover-to-cover reading of the ever trusty U.K. “Daily Mail“.
I think these trucks will be a DREADFUL idea in the U.S.
Why? Well they are NOT going to be cheap to begin with. So if truckers were forced to have them they will incur some huge costs.
So, given the non-Bernie American way, how do YOU think they will get around that cost.
They will start running ADs on these TVs when it is NOT safe to pass. So if there is traffic coming the other way you will suddenly start seeing toilet roll commercials. That is scary.
So that is my concern. American enterprise (in every sense of that word) WILL find a way to run ads on these TV. That is the American way (that Bernie is trying to hijack from us). SMILE.
TEN Cricket In The U.S. (DISH & DirecTV): Had You Noticed That They Had Little Or Any Advertisers? That Had To Be A Factor.
.by Anura Guruge
Last night I was watching the highlights of Day 1 of an Australia vs. India Test match that I had recorded on Willow last year.
When the first State Farm commercial came on a light bulb went off in my head. I had noticed this, vaguely, with TEN Cricket, and had meant to write about it, but hadn’t because of other distractions and pressures.
TEN Cricket, at least on DISH, of ‘late’ (and I mean the last 6 months) had hardly NO advertisements! Yes, they had their regular commercial breaks but all they showed was plugs for their own programs or DISH commercials. Yes, occasionally a short ad, BUT nothing like what you get with Willow in terms of the (funny but very condescending) State Farm ads, the always compelling XOOM.com ads, MetLife, ‘Indian matrimony‘ and visitor health coverage stuff.
Who did those ads with the cute little baby elephant playing with the kids? I can’t remember. So much for the ‘stickability’ of those Ads!
So that had to be a factor. TEN had to have been suffering financially.