#812 – Geosynchronous

The first time I got satellite TV I installed it myself on the balcony of my apartment. I really didn’t think I would be able to do it at first. It seemed like such a daunting task to aim that little dish at an invisible speck somewhere above Texas. Amazingly, a compass and a wrench was all that it took.

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16 thoughts on “#812 – Geosynchronous”

  1. rainycity1 says:

    Man, that would hurt if he got his eyebrows caught…

  2. Mike says:

    I remember when I first got satellite TV 5 or 6 years ago. I was so use to cable and having to actually be at the TV when a new episode came out that being able to record shows was just the most azing thing I’ve seen. The only problem is that whenever it gets windy the picture is knocked out.

  3. MaskedMan says:

    That’s one heckuva tether! It’s like taking your very own moon for a walk!

  4. Shorty says:

    Hmmm . . . I don’t think a bow and arrow would shoot far enough . . .
    He should get a crossbow.

  5. Entropy says:

    Longbows actually fire further than crossbows, but are harder to aim…

  6. Drakey says:

    Very nice. Took me a minute to figure it out.

  7. Space Butler says:

    @Shorty
    Perhaps a longbow?

  8. Linzleh says:

    Biff’s magnetic personality has taken on an aggressive outreach program…

  9. @Shorty and Space Butler: Compound Bow. More draw = longer range.
    . . . yes, i’m an archery buff. And some talent for it runs in the blood of my family (last name of Bowerman, comes from the english Bowman, we apparently inherited a talent for it from our forebears. That, and a talent for the violen, as my sister demonstrates.)

  10. baughbe says:

    I miss the days of my BUD (Big Ugly Dish). The 8 foot behemoth which could be pointed at over a dozen different sats. We got the network feed channels, so I got to watch every episode of Babylon 5 a week before it aired without commercials. Weather, the only problem was ice that kept the motor from pointing the dish, and it took a lot of ice to do that.

  11. weerd2normal says:

    well well, biff has solved another problem, getting your keys from across the room. i can imagine him having some obscure mettalic object in his pocket that when he shot the arrow, it went back to him.

  12. sco3tt says:

    I’m not sure it matters what kinda bow he uses. Biff has apparently decided that this will work, ergo it will work.

    A llama farm near my house has a huge BUD painted as a smiley face. No wonder the llamas are always happy.

  13. Kya says:

    @Malachite Dragon: I actually know someone with the last name Bowman.
    @baughbe: Babylon 5!! Yay! 😀

    On a side note, I haven’t had a TV ever since my family moved to the US 10 years ago.

  14. AdmiralChaos says:

    Hmm…I’ll have to try that if the cable goes out again. I hate not having internet -.-

  15. gelugon2105 says:

    Um, I don’t get this one. What is Biff targeting? His satellite dish? Or actual satellites? Would not magnets screw all the electronics on either telecommunications hardware?

  16. @Gelugon: Depends on whether or not the electronics are specially shielded against magnetic fields. Some are, some aren’t.

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