By and large I am rather fond of most Indians (and they are a lovable bunch of buggers in general), but they can drive you to distraction and beyond. They are a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls at heart — which is the real reason they venerate cows. That I have to suffer the ignominy, daily, of having to contend with two Indian-run outfits “Willow” (cricket) & “Hotstar” reminds me — daily — that they really couldn’t hold a successful bloody orgy in a Mumbai whorehouse. Their competence is to be incompetent.
This satellite destruction fiasco is but proof. Q.E.D.
If they jeopardize the ISS that would be criminal. I despair.
But, you have to laugh. Because, they will just wag their heads and say: “Very sorry. Very sorry. Not do next time. Very sorry“.
Why do you need TWO?
The so called ‘International‘ channels are broadcast by a separate satellite which in a different spot in the sky.
I remembered this from 11-years ago when I first got DISH with cricket. Needed to have two antennas installed! Then I moved to ‘Sling‘ …
I tried last week to get Willow TV on DISH and ran into the 2nd DISH requirement. I could NOT be bothered since I plan to get rid of DISH before the Summer.
So, just a heads up.
You can have it, BIT you will have to wait for a DISH installation — and possibly have to pay around $100 for the privilege!
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In my case the ‘Sling TV‘ outage, on my Roku 3, was from 9:55pm to 11:05pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. But, from what I can glean from the Web it is still down for many — into Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Ruined my night … as it did for many.
Sat down with my dinner and fired up Willow TV, on Sling.
Program came up but there was no video. Waited, waited, waited … nothing. Tried a few other … nothing. After 10 minutes I knew something was wrong. Did all my diagnostics and recycling at my end. Nothing. Other Roku channels working FINE. Checked PC. Saw that others were also having issues.
So, I was forced to eat dinner watching the news! That was frustrating.
At 11:05 I tried again. It worked.
I got to see the highlights of the last day. Made my day.
So, heads up.
So, I was very surprised the other day when I came across this “Day Zero” story. I Googled and read a couple of articles to make sure I got the drift.
Earlier in the month I had watched the 1st Test Match, SA vs. India, from Cape Town. The ground looked lush and everybody seemed happy and prosperous. No indication, whatsoever, that they were all staring at an abyss.
Yes, a 3-year drought. I guess some are hoping for non-stop rains in the next 2-months to avert this disaster.
4 million people.
This could be serious. Very serious.
You would have thought that SA, not a poor country by any means, could have done more. I guess water can be shipped in. Not sure how much water they have in the entire country. It is not a small country.
I will keep you posted.
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A lot of cricket on Willow TV over the next few months — starting next week. Two Test Series BOTH of which should be good to watch: South Africa v Bangladesh & Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Starting September 28, 2017 I will have a backlog of cricket to watch — which might take me all the way into 2018! I will only watch the highlights BUT if there are two Test matches at the same time, that is 2 hours of cricket/day for 3 – 5 days (and NOTE how I did say 3-days!). I can, at best, only watch 1-hour/day so I will be in catch-up. Not complaining.
So, you have a heads-up. Go for it.
Willow TV is getting better. Sling not as much.
The Roku Rocks.
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So, I thought I will share with YOU also — just in case you needed it too.
That is a lot of cricket. Even just watching the highlights I will be way behind by June 3. But, it should be fun. Rain will mess a few matches up. That is a given.
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