Wow, reading that title for this post makes me think I’m going to say something about the programming on Cable TV. Like, somehow something on Cable TV was morally objectionable. Except than I remember who I am, and realize that there isn’t much that offends me in the world (see earlier post about art teacher telling me my motivations are incorrect for an example).
Anyway, I was sitting here waiting for my cable box to reboot, reset, and let the servers know it had reset, and I thought I’d post, since my cable modem is on a split, filtered boosted, re-filtered, unboosted line and I have internet access whether or not I have cable TV now. What I wanted to post about was this thing I just figured out:
The Bartending Academy’s commercial is a corrupted digital file, and it likely contains a virus.
I noticed some time ago that The Bartending Academy’s ads don’t have sound anymore, and are often accompanied by digital visual corruption. It wasn’t until just a few moments ago that I noticed that it was the third or fourth time I’d seen my cable box become unstable during a Bartending Academy commercial and then crash as soon as I hit a button that affected the cable box. And by crash, I mean total crash. The little LED screen that normally shows the time or the channel actually manages to say “ER:oR” before it goes to static. And I don’t mean the TV screen goes to static; the LED briefly displays static, then shuts off. The TV goes black, after a moment the logo of the company that made the software that is hard-wired into the box, as it resets itself to factory presets, comes up and disappears.
Note: it is then up to fifteen minutes before the box has fully restored itself to factory presets, identified itself to the network, and is allowed to decode the signals of channels above 22.
I wonder who I should call at Cox to complain about a corrupt ad.