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subdude212

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Dec 31, 2003
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Hmm....I guess that I must have been the only one who saw that particular VoOm guide message. I'm glad I posted it here or you guys would think I was making it up :D
 
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Dvlos

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Jun 5, 2004
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subdude212 said:
I thought I was seeing things. Check out this message I had on my Voom guide tonight. Charles Dolan is OK by me...

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:D

He's like 73, and hilarious.
 
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gutter

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May 26, 2004
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I wonder if Charlie and Tom saw this. I do hope that someday we can have various VOOM Executives join in an appointed chat room discussion. I mean not just the main guys but tech guys, production, sales, etc. Anybody agree with me?
 
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jmhunter83

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Jan 26, 2005
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generally from my expirience in forums its more often to find a seasoned techie or it exec on forums, i dont think you'll ever see charlie. I have often found the most knowledgable people that may not claim to work for a company may in fact work for them.
 
David Dietzel

David Dietzel

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Nov 21, 2004
371
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That was way, way, way too funny.

I'm sure that many who work at the sat companies visit this forum regularly (it makes good business sense). If the top executives don't visit themselves, I'm sure they'll hear about that "Kiss My Ass" post from underlings.

That is definately one of the best posts EVER on this forum.
 
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rvaidyan

SatelliteGuys Family
May 24, 2004
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Surely you do realize that the image is the result of some excellent photoshopping by subdude. If you look at the picture closely, you can see that the message is a "fake" that was added to the Voom background (notice how the text is significantly sharper at the edges than the other Voom background).

Subdude must be a graphic designer (and a good one at that!)

Great post. If everyone was in on the joke, then I feel like an idiot and will slink away. If not, I'm sorry to burst your bubble!
 
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Calvin&Hobbes

Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member
Jan 16, 2005
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I think most were in on it, but I did see the one post where the person talked about how funny Dolan is at age 73...
 
David Dietzel

David Dietzel

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Nov 21, 2004
371
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Rancho Cucamonga
That was a fake VOOM screen capture?

No way!

You mean leaders of big companies don't place phrases like "Kiss my ass" on company product?

Wow.
 
TheForce

TheForce

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Oct 13, 2003
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rvaidyan said:
Surely you do realize that the image is the result of some excellent photoshopping by subdude. If you look at the picture closely, you can see that the message is a "fake" that was added to the Voom background (notice how the text is significantly sharper at the edges than the other Voom background).

Subdude must be a graphic designer (and a good one at that!)

Great post. If everyone was in on the joke, then I feel like an idiot and will slink away. If not, I'm sorry to burst your bubble!


OK, have to comment that this was a funny moment in my time on satguys.

Creative talent, yes, but if the creator really wanted to fool people there is a little trick in Photoshop that would have prevented people from telling that this was a "simple" composite. It's under Filters/Texture/Grain which could have been applied to the insert text faces to add a similar grain as the VOOM page capture. Had he done that even the best photoshop gurus would have had a tough time proving this was a fake.
 
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BigTVSteve

SatelliteGuys Family
Nov 27, 2004
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With regard to the legitimacy of the screen capture: besides the language used, the incorrect spelling of laughing should have been a bit of a clue, too.
 
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techweb

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 16, 2004
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Medina, OH
subdude212 said:
I thought I was seeing things. Check out this message I had on my Voom guide tonight. Charles Dolan is OK by me...
Absolutely hilarious and my sentiments exactly.
 
Indy

Indy

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 13, 2004
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Indiana
Print the screen on a T shirt and I will buy one! Good fund raiser for Sat Guys.
 
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ecstaging

Member
Feb 14, 2005
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ok if rainbow 1 is lost,which direction will the dish have to point for rainbow 2? i'm in the northeast and i point SE now. any other direction and i think i lose.

a new guy
 
Jamey K

Jamey K

Recovering Voomer
Supporting Founder
Feb 16, 2005
2,633
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West Texas
I'm getting Voom next week and I really want that DVR!
 
Indy

Indy

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 13, 2004
979
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Indiana
ecstaging said:
ok if rainbow 1 is lost,which direction will the dish have to point for rainbow 2? i'm in the northeast and i point SE now. any other direction and i think i lose.

a new guy

About 8 degrees to the right of where it is pointed now and a couple of degrees higher.
 
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ecstaging

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Feb 14, 2005
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thanks Dennis,I appeciate that. i should still be able to handle that.

Bill
 

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