Raleigh and the Triangle - A Visitor's and Local's Guide

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  1. RodTheBawd

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    I am for college basketball, but generally the only State games on there are available on ESPN3 so I can make due. Good to know, though, thanks.
     
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    To follow up on this -- you can't get around this by trying to watch on ESPN3 using your Sling login as your TV provider as it knows you have the Blue package and not the Orange. You'd need to find a workaround.
     
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    My workaround: $2/yr for ESPN Mag grants ESPN3 access.
     
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    Ah, I wasn't aware of that. Carry on.
     
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    So far so good with Sling. Went with Blue + DVR + 4 Extra package (incl Kids, Lifestyle, Comedy, News for $10) and prepaid 2 months for the free antenna; comes out to $40/mo. Everyone else use the antenna they provide or should I buy my own elsewhere?
     
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    I never got the antenna from them because I got the antenna before I even thought about Sling. I bought my own from Amazon, put it up in my attic, ran a coax cable down to my main panel where all of my cable and internet feeds are and just connected the various TVs from there (as they were already connected to TWC in that box). It wasn't this exact one in the link, but one like this (although mine is not amplified) and cost about $50-60. Works great and I feed a couple TVs from it, although we usually only watch one of them at a time.

    My son also had a powered antenna he used in a dorm room which is like this one (and cost $15 when he bought it) and it works well on a TV upstairs TV.

    I say try what the one they gave you and see how it goes. For the one I have in the attic, there are websites which can tell you the best position to aim it (if it is directional).
     
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  7. garnetpalmetto

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    That sounds safe and like a lot of fun
     
  9. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    So Jarts are illegal, but let's have a place to drink beer and throw axes? :laugh:
     
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    Fortunately, Sharts are still legal at these places.
     
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    That is the most Durham thing.
     
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    This is definitely Too Durham For Me... and I'm pretty darned Durham.

    That said, I'm totally doing this at least once.
     
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    there are a couple axe throwing places here, and they've been a big hit. I haven't done it personally but my wife has and she enjoyed the hell out of it.
     
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    DO NOT TEACH YOUR WIFE TO THROW AXES
     
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    oh she's already learned without any assistance or interference on my part. a little living dangerously never hurt anybody
     
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    Surrounded By Ahos SVECH IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!

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    Is your wife named lagertha by chance?
     
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    she is not. she is actually rather small but she can hurl a goldurn axe with the best of them. that's my girl.
     
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    Now that's a hot wife!
     
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    Since she's adept at throwing axes, I'm not sure vorbis has a say in the matter. :naughty:

    Seriously though, I'll definitely try this place out at least once, no matter how "Durham" it is.
     
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    glass jug's new location owns bones for anyone wondering. way more seating (including a beer garden out back) and they have their own small brewery on site now so they can make their own beers as well.
     
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    Something intriguing I came across. BBC audio documentary that looks at how the US has been changing and uses North Carolina as a sort of case study. Talks about urban-rural, cultural, and economic divides which can get political so maybe this should go somewhere else. But it's just interesting hearing something like the BBC take an in depth look at places you're so familiar with. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064y2y3
     
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