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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5505 on: July 27, 2018, 11:49:22 PM »
Figured it's worth mentioning, yesterday was the 10 year anniversary of the debut of the "v2 IntelliStar." Time sure does fly...
This is the first video of the v2 iStar, from when mine was a beta.  October 9, 2007.  Includes the last v1, Evening Edition (After Dark), and the first v2.

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Interesting to point, I was able to acquire your Star IS.. It's nice to see videos from when this system was in full operation! Yes, I have a payphone too!
How did you get that original IntelliSTAR? That's so cool that you have one! Was this from eBay? Or was it from a random computer electronics recycler? I would even like to see if it's even possible to reverse engineer the IS (even though TWC stopped supporting it back in 2015). Either way, nice find!
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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5506 on: July 28, 2018, 09:04:08 AM »
It was on eBay about six months ago or so.  So glad it's made it to a good home!  My YouTube channel has several videos of both the v2 and v3.  This unit also has the current version on it as well.

Fun fact: this unit was installed after DST Spring 2006 - the first that Indiana observed.  The XL it replaced couldn't do the new DST change apparently.

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5507 on: July 28, 2018, 07:59:03 PM »
Saw this change this morning. #DirecTv
Wow, they failed big time with those icons...what's w/ the Tornado one? :rolleyes: And they actually bothered to have an almanac built in to the 36 hour? I think the DTV LF's have more info than the IS's now! :o

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5508 on: July 28, 2018, 07:59:53 PM »
Figured it's worth mentioning, yesterday was the 10 year anniversary of the debut of the "v2 IntelliStar." Time sure does fly...
This is the first video of the v2 iStar, from when mine was a beta.  October 9, 2007.  Includes the last v1, Evening Edition (After Dark), and the first v2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVxBKF80pJY&feature=youtu.be
Very nice find...thanks for uploading! B)

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5509 on: August 03, 2018, 12:32:14 AM »
I heard what sounded like an acoustic guitar instrumental on the 12:18AM ET LF. Don't know the name or artist, but I can confirm that it was NOT a track from either of the Smooth Jazz CDs. Maybe TWC is airing new songs?

UPDATE: another new track at 1:18AM ET. This one is "Times Of Your Life" by Jeffrey Garber (ID'd via YouTube's content ID system):

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5510 on: August 03, 2018, 04:35:03 AM »
I have also observed new tracks on the :18 LF I have not heard before.  Maybe they have finally turned the corner with LF music.  Now it really hurts that LF's only air twice an hour! :thumbdown:

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5511 on: August 03, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
I heard new tracks as well.

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5512 on: August 10, 2018, 05:32:40 PM »
It sounds like they're playing the same playlist today. And they are coming from a production music company called Extreme Music.
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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5513 on: April 22, 2019, 08:35:08 AM »
The full-screen LF has officially been removed. With this change, I am officially done with TWC. It was already bad enough that they were reduced to two per hour, but I am not watching anymore and will not support this network.

It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Even 10 years ago, TWC still had a lot of good about it, smooth jazz, etc. Everything I loved about it is gone. I know most of you feel the same way. Martin would be ashamed of what happened to this network.

Wish all of you the best. I may come back if they decide to reverse these horrible changes. Otherwise, I am getting my weather elsewhere.

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5514 on: April 22, 2019, 11:45:59 AM »
I wouldn’t say just yet that the LFs are gone. We don’t know. TWC had a major attack on their network and they might still be working on fixing what they can. Last I checked, radar wasn’t being sent to the Stars so that might be what they’re working on.
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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5515 on: April 22, 2019, 12:46:37 PM »
The full-screen LF has officially been removed.
Can you cite your source on this official decision?

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5516 on: April 22, 2019, 01:45:01 PM »
The full-screen LF has officially been removed.
Can you cite your source on this official decision?
I agree.

They were just hit with a ransomware attack last week, and that does take time to recover from, even if you have extensive backups of your systems.
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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5517 on: April 22, 2019, 03:30:37 PM »
I would wait a few more days if not longer before everything is back up and running. It's likely that TWC is working diligently to try and restore the locals ASAP following last week's cyberattack  :yes:  but as Zach said, it will take a while for software to recover from such attacks.

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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5518 on: April 23, 2019, 11:52:44 AM »
Local on the 8s returned at 10:48 AM Central. Just saw an LF, no radar but nonetheless it’s back. Interesting to note that it seems the Emergency Feed is running instead of the National LF.
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Re: General LF Discussion
« Reply #5519 on: April 23, 2019, 01:14:24 PM »
TWC IntelliSTAR 2 Jr- Astoria, OR- Apr. 23, 2019- 9:48AM PDT