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Ariella
Ariella
11/30/2016 6:26:39 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting
@faryl all that's pretty low tech. Now we have dolls that connect to the internet like hello Barbie. But as with all connected things, it does open up the possibility of getting hacked. See http://www.pcworld.com/article/3012220/security/internet-connected-hello-barbie-doll-can-be-hacked.html

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 6:07:34 PM
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I remember hearing (through whatever grapevine kids learned info through back then) that the baby food would start to rot in the dolls' heads after a while.

That convinced me I didn't want one!

Instead, I ended up with a doll with a hole in its back for your hand, so it was like a puppet baby.  And it had one of those baby bottles that look like they have milk inside, and looks like it's empty when you tip it :-P

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Ariella
Ariella
11/30/2016 9:18:37 AM
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@faryl I had one. it wasn't that great. The doll design actually looks a lot creepier today than it did back in the day. My own daughters didn't care that much for dolls, and ones that mimic live action would have really horrified my oldest one who claims she still finds them creeepy. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 12:18:59 AM
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Yeah I'm not sure if I had one of those moments, but it's so true! That definitely happens a lot. Bless the parents that have to deal with it..

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:12:00 AM
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When i was a kid, I remember seeing all these commercials for "Baby Alive" (which is a really creepy name, come to think of it).  

I really really really wanted one.

It's the only "in store" tantrum I remember throwing. Needless to say, I was not rewarded with a "Baby Aiive".  :-)

(Leave it to young kids to actually want to pay for something that makes you feed it & change its diapers!)

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faryl
faryl
11/29/2016 11:43:48 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
That's why I've avoided signing up for broadband before now.  I resent not having a choice.

But not enough to keep suffering with lousy internet! :-)

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/29/2016 10:33:17 PM
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Yes good point! I've never thought about that because I don't have any children yet, but that must be some task to try and talk them out of something they see on tv..

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faryl
faryl
11/29/2016 12:37:12 PM
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The point you bring up about kids & commercials is one I hadn't considered. It's one thing for adults to have to sit through commercials they may or may not be interested in, but having to talk your kids out of sugary cereals and the latest car toy adds a whole other level.

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faryl
faryl
11/29/2016 12:31:06 PM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
Aside from Sunday nights (Walking Dead), I've been pretending I don't have it. :) I'm actually going to call to cancel it this week, since there's no contract - I'd rather pay for internet only; it's not worth the added expense.

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Ariella
Ariella
11/29/2016 8:26:02 AM
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Re: Cord Cutting away
@faryl we've tried that with both Verizon and Optimum. But because they are the only two services in town, they don't bother extending promotional prices until you've actually switched off.Due to additional fees, Verizon ends up being more expensive than Optiumum in general unless one goes for the triple play package, which is more than what we wanted.

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