Super Bowl 50 2016 Bay Area

When is Super Bowl 50?

Super Bowl 50 is Sunday, February 7th at 3:30 p.m. PT.

How to watch the Super Bowl this year:

Watch it live:

Super Bowl 50 will be carried live on CBS. If you have yet to “cut the cord,” you can find the affiliate station in your area using  this CBS TV Stations and Affiliates guide from CBS News.

You can also watch it on the public airwaves if you’re old-school. Get a digital antenna and tune to your local CBS affiliate.

Watch it online:

CBS Sports will be streaming the game live. Tune in to, or Beware – you can only stream it on your mobile phone if you are an eligible Verizon Wireless subscriber using the NFL Mobile app. There’s a little ambiguity as to whether it will stream to your browser on your phone, but it seems as though you can do so on a tablet.

Stream it on your set-top box:

Apple TV, XBOX ONE, Roku all have CBS Sports apps available. Check the app store for your device.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. pacific. 4:30 p.m. mountain. 5:30 p.m. central. 6:30 p.m. eastern.

The pre-game show will basically be on as soon as you wake up in the morning. CBS also has a list of pre-game programming for Super Bowl 50.

Where is Super Bowl 50 taking place?

Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Donald Trump is trying to lose. But he’s just as big a failure at that as he would be as President of the United States

Months ago I predicted Donald Trump’s unfair attack on John McCain’s military service would sink his presidential aspirations. No republican, I reasoned, could reconcile the indefensible position Trump was taking.

“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.” Then, he added, “I like people that weren’t captured.” – The Washington Post

Even the conservative Washington Post was predicting that this argument wouldn’t go over well with the Republican party’s base. In this seemingly devastating indictment of Trump‘s vile attack on McCain, the Post pulled no punches. Quoting such GOP standard bearers as Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and even the RNC’s Chief Strategist and Communications Director Sean Spicer, it seemed as though the Post was announcing the death of the clownish political campaign of a man widely believed to be using his ostensible ambitions as nothing more than a narcissistic publicity stunt. Read More →

photo from seller's website

photo from seller’s website

What dedicated follower of the Lord Jesus Christ wouldn’t covet this beautiful weapon designed for killing people in a gloriously efficient manner?

This semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Spike’s Tactical isn’t just any old secular assault rifle though, this one is emblazoned with the cross of the Knights Templar, a religious order that fought Muslims in the 12th-century Crusades. Read More →

My 8 year old’s big plans for this past weekend: “Can we go to the Mystery Soda Machine? You really don’t know what’s going to come out and then you have to drink it no matter what it is. The buttons just have question marks all over them. And it’s really dirty.” Nobody knows who fills it, it’s empty until you put your coins in, and there’s a magic rule that you have to drink what you get.

That machine has been there for as long as I can remember. Seems like it only had one “mystery” button before, though. Now they’re all “?M?Y?S?T?E?R?Y?” buttons. It’s been forever since I even paid attention to it.

Adding to the silliness of the whole thing, the mystery was amplified by my never letting on that I knew exactly where we were going and that there was nothing actually mysterious about the mystery soda machine in any way and I have walked by it (with both of them!) more times than I can count and have lived around the corner from it more days of my life than I have not.

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Highlights from today’s monthly customer support chat with AT&T regarding my cell phone bill:

AT&T Logo

I never really looked at this logo closely until just now. It’s kind of cool.

Jarvis: Hello! My name is Jarvis. How may I help you today?
Tony: My bill is indecipherable again. Can you help?

Jarvis: Please go to the OVERVIEW page and click on the I WANT TO drop down. Once there, click on VIEW & PAY BILL and then VIEW MY BILL.
Tony: I’m looking at it right now. I’ve been looking at it for 20 minutes.

Tony: Ok, so the bill is for service from 8/11 to 9/10, right?
Jarvis: Yes, well actually not that full cycle because the prorated charge […]
Tony: So looking at my bill on your website is … well, what am I looking at on your website?
Jarvis: You must be looking at a different bill date […]

Tony: Ok, I’m going to go insane dealing with your website […]
Jarvis: No worries Tony i understand you are confused […]
Tony: I’m not confused. I’m understanding the information as it’s presented. The presentation is confused.
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For reasons unknown to me, Bumbershoot lost money last year even though it drew pretty big crowds and had one of the better musical lineups of the past decade, including The Replacements. As a result of the loss, One Reel handed over the reigns to AEG Live for 2015.

I hadn’t bought tickets in advance, and heard on Saturday that it was sold out that day. I really wanted to go on Sunday to See Israel Nash and Neko Case, so I checked the paper Sunday morning and read about how the torrential thunderstorm shut it down for a while. I’m glad I didn’t go that day. But that wasn’t the only thing wrong. I read this by Danny Westneat: Read More →

I’m rarely as impressed by a viral video as the descriptions suggest I will be. But I don’t think this one can be over-hyped. It is technically tight, doesn’t overreach creatively, and combines iconic moments from some of the best movies of the last 40 years that give you that archived serotonin rush from your love of those movies, the chosen scenes in particular.

It makes masterful use of audio and music. Flawless as far as a non-audio tech nerd can tell (me). I was especially impressed by the Stayin’ Alive/The Wall segue/superimposition. Read More →

I sat down with my iPad last night and was bored out of my skull because there was nothing engaging on Facebook and I was at least three days caught up on all of my newsfeeds, so I started up Paper by 53. Previously I had looked at it and played with it. But then I dismissed it completely when I discovered the useful brushes and tools were in-app purchases.

Until last night. Bored and grumpy, I opened it up just to draw something. It presented me with a blank sketchpad with around 10 pages and I started experimenting. Well, to make a long story short, this morning I posted this to YouTube. I don’t even know where all of this came from. A very limited set of tools, fingers for brushes, and a complete lack of familiarity with the UI of this app and my imagination went somewhere completely unfamiliar to me. Read More →

Parental Controls with Steam

Steam Powered Parental ControlsAccording to Steam, I can either disable parental controls, anti-malware, anti-virus, and browser privacy settings, type in my root password, and give Steam unfettered access to control the operating system as if it were sitting at the computer using its fingers, or I just tell them they can’t play Portal 2.

Apple’s Safari Brower

Parental Controls in aApple's Safari is a restricted site that requires an admin password to access.

YouTube is Strictly Bad About Restrictions

Parental Controls with YouTube are Amazing! (ly bad)Even the most basic restrictions on YouTube block them from 75% of the Minecraft videos they want to watch.

Is Disabling Parental Controls the Only Option?

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