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#4561260 - 03/25/21 10:38 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
I didn't realize ARMA 3 ever came in hardcopy.



I only got the first ArmA on DVD. Starting with Arma 2 it was all digital download.


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#4561264 - 03/25/21 11:38 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. NBA 2k15, actually no, it was a card with a Steam key inside the box. At this time my internet connection was terribly bad, so I was realy disapointed; it took me one week to download the game.
A real 100% hardcopy, I don't remember, maybe Wings Over Flanders Fields, or ArmA 2.


2. Red Hot album called Stadium Arcadium, maybe in 2006/07 but I could be wrong. I'm not a big music consumer.


3. 2016 A Bridge Too Far on blue ray.


4. A looooong time ago, a pc gamer magazine called Joystick in mid 2000's


5. I never bought newspaper.

#4561302 - 03/25/21 05:08 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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When's the last time has everyone rented a physical movie?

For me it was back in 2007, and then only because I was going to move at the time and had cancelled my internet, before that it was 2004.

#4561305 - 03/25/21 05:23 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
When's the last time has everyone rented a physical movie?
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I believe for me it was around 2004 from my local Blockbuster. In 2005 I got Netflix and the rest as they say is history.


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#4561317 - 03/25/21 06:25 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. A PC game - Can't recall, a long time ago.


2. A music album - Can't recall, a long time ago


3. A movie or tv series - this I do all the time - I like the reliability of physical media. I get Blu-ray or Blu-ray 4K disks


4. A magazine - I actually have a subscription to a physical car magazine for like $5.00/year, so it just doesn't seem like it's worth canceling.


5. A newspaper - A very, very long time ago


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#4561320 - 03/25/21 06:32 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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My Dad has had a subscription to Smithsonian Air and Space and Smithsonian magazine for years. It took way too much effort to finally get them to take him off of auto-renewal subscription. He now just sends them a check for like $12 once a year. Now they send him a letter almost ever month telling him his subscription is about to runout and he needs to renew it right away. I can just imagine how many seniors fall for that. He decided to stop the Smithsonian Magazine subscription because it had gone way to the left with their over the top woke articles. Funny thing is, they just keep sending it to him anyways. It goes right in the garbage.


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#4561321 - 03/25/21 06:35 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
He decided to stop the Smithsonian Magazine subscription because it had gone way to the left with their over the top woke articles..



Same thing has happened with National Geographic.


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#4561323 - 03/25/21 06:43 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I remember as a kid we would save the National Geographic magazines for a long time because they were classics. Popular Science and Discover magazine were great too.


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#4561327 - 03/25/21 07:49 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by WangoTango
I didn't realize ARMA 3 ever came in hardcopy.



I only got the first ArmA on DVD. Starting with Arma 2 it was all digital download.

I have a hardcopy of ARMA 10th anniversary. Although I have rebought it on Steam just for convenience. No patching, and my PC does not have a DVD drive.


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#4561360 - 03/26/21 07:41 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. A PC game - Steam early adopter here. Never bought a hard copy ever since - probably 2004


2. A music album - A week ago. Vinyl, a gift. Otherwise, Tidal subscription keeps me happy.


3. A movie or tv series - Blu-ray disks now and then. Movies only, I detest all recent TV Series - besides Chernobyl.


4. A magazine - can’t remember


5. A newspaper - Apple Daily, every week day. A Hong Kong tabloid, the only anti-CCP Chinese print media left standing in the territory.

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#4561372 - 03/26/21 11:19 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Off on a tangent; when was the last time anyone wrote a cheque?
I received a refund recently for Road Tax on a sold vehicle by cheque, filling in a paying-in slip i noticed the last date of me issuing a cheque was 2010!

As to all the questions Panzer polled....so long ago that i can't recall, except newspapers.
And that was only because my Mother in Law who came to live with us insisted on having her Daily Mail which I had to complete a six-mile round trip to obtain daily until her death in 2018



#4561373 - 03/26/21 11:21 AM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
Off on a tangent; when was the last time anyone wrote a cheque?




The last time I wrote out a printed check was probably around 2008.


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#4561384 - 03/26/21 01:32 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
Off on a tangent; when was the last time anyone wrote a cheque?


I still pay my yearly propane delivery by cheque.

#4561385 - 03/26/21 01:36 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There are a few charities and other places that still need cheques up here. I write 6 or 8 year


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#4561391 - 03/26/21 03:03 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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My wife was a Mathematician by training/trade. She loved to do all the books/taxes by hand -- as she had for more than half a century. Including checks. So, I didn't write checks smile

As of a year ago, we're on-line like the rest of the world. We're still behind the times because not all our bills are on auto-pay. Checks only when no other option smile


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#4561395 - 03/26/21 03:36 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I write 3 checks a month /. do taxes by hand / bought a DVD Movie Star Trek 2 years ago, but will be buying the DVD game Cold War ( Russian armor invasion of Germany thru the Gap during the 70's ) when it comes out in 2 weeks Steam 2 games about years ago ? All WOFF updates and extensions. ? no to newspapers or Mag's

I dont think Auto pay is a good idea Maybe for the Business.

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#4561397 - 03/26/21 04:01 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I use auto pay for as much as I can.

I hate wasting time doing redundant things.

#4561398 - 03/26/21 04:14 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Auto-pay is great assuming the person doesn't live paycheck to paycheck or they have enough of a cushion in their accounts in case some major unforeseen expense occurs.

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#4561399 - 03/26/21 04:14 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Auto pay can be useful. It is the auto renewal for many subscriptions (magazine or service) that is suspect. Many just set it up as auto-renewal without saying so up front. And many make it very difficult to turn it off.


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#4561433 - 03/26/21 09:07 PM Re: Just an informal poll [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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1. A PC game - I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike. (2003, Yikes!)


2. A music album - The Best of Suede (2010)


3. A movie or tv series - Frasier box set (Gift 2018)


4. A magazine - Micro Mart, (UK Computer magazine) (2016)


5. A newspaper - Mail On Sunday (2012)

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