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Comments on news posted 2013-01-27 09:18:05: Please empty your thoughts into the comment section below! Don't leave a mess or you will earn a demerit and societal scorn. ..

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chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to FFH

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

where I live my local government does't even pay attention to cell phone towers there is a Huge one in the middle of town.


FFH
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Re: Anonymous does another stupid useless attack

said by FFH:

»www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/26/···website/

The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

Wow, I bet all 6 people who go to the US Sentencing Commission web site are bummed out.

The web site is up and operating:
»www.ussc.gov/index.cfm
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IowaCowboy
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reply to FFH

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

I think local governments should be stripped of their authority over cell site placement completely and jurisdiction over cell tower placement and design should be with the state Departments of Public Utilities to have a central authority at the state level as opposed to have fight every city council, zoning boards, board of selectman, etc. Giving local cities and towns too much control creates too much red tape for economic development. The city I live in is so corrupt that the less power they have, the better.


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reply to N3OGH

Re: Super Bowl Sunday...

Think of the revenue it would generate (in addition to the ads) if it was on Pay Per View. I would like to see the big sports leagues go to Pay Per View distribution of games as I am not a big fan of sports (other than hoping to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series) and I think sports programming is one of the reasons cable rates are through the roof (ESPN is an expensive channel and I wish the cable/satellite providers would make it a premium channel).

Best Buy should have a return on warranty issues only policy on TVs this time of year as people buy that 60 inch TV, unbox it and hook it up, watch the Super Bowl, and then return it the following Monday.

Happydude32
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Jesus Friggen Christ, give it up with your anti sports nonsense already! And incase you haven’t noticed 1) The Super Bowl is the most watched event in the country 2) It rotates between the over the air networks that have NFL contracts, NBC, CBS and FOX. Not sure why ESPN is even relevant here.

And please post a link or two about people in mass droves buying new TVs the day before the Super Bowl and returning it the day after. While I wouldn’t doubt it happens, it certainly is not some pandemic.
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philcord

@comcast.net

CBS should re release The Amos & Andy TV show from the 1950s

One of my favorite television shows of all time is Amos & Andy. I remember watching it when I was eight years old on WPIX channel 11 in New York. A year or so later, I started to see the show on WCBS channel 2 during the week, when I didn't have school or was on vacation. Then without warning, the show was taken off the air, it seemed never to be heard from again. This was the first all black comedy show to be seen on television. It had high ratings when shown for the first time from June 1951 to June 1953. They made 78 episodes. What happened, CBS started to get pressure from the N.A.A.C.P. during production to take them off the air because they said they were stereotyping black people and making them look in a bad way. They were no different than the Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello or the Three Stooges except they were black. In 1966 CBS withdrew the Amos & Andy from syndication from the entire country. The show centers around the antics of George "Kingfish" Stevens, head of the Mystic knights of the Sea Large Hall played by Tim Moore. His wife Sapphire played by Ernestine Wade. Andy Brown played by Spencer Williams. Algonquin J Calhoun the Lawyer played by Johnny Lee. Amos Jones the cab driver played by Alvin Childress and Lightnin' the Janitor to name a few. In many of the episodes Kingfish is trying cheat Andy out of something usually money. In other episodes the Kingfish is trying to hide a bad deal he made from his wife. You can now see all but six episodes of Amos & Andy on the internet. Today Amos & Andy is harmless fun, compared to what's out there and should again be seen on TV.

ndwbr

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reply to Metatron2008

Re: Verizon 4G + FoxFi app performing better than AT&T 6Mbps DSL

just ran another speedtest.net - ping is high ... 137ms but that's probably because my IP address is showing as being located at Irvine, CA !! no matter - speedtest download is 12.9 and upload is 8.2 - way better than DSL!

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX

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Just plain effin tired of it all...

I say nationalize all carriers. It's the people's money that keeps the infrastructure growing and running. The corporations just horde all the money that's collected to pay off lobbyists or other government agencies to dictate stupid policies.

Eliminate data caps and ridiculously overpriced internet connections. Instead of cheering how much worthless paper you collected in a quarter, how about celebrating and rewarding people on how many peoples lives you improved.

The monetary system we have today is worthless paper, backed by nothing. I'm tired of hearing all the whining about why we can't do this or why we can't do that because it's not cost effective. BS!!! The same BS was used 100 years ago to destroy Nikola Tesla and his creative spirit. He had a way to deliver electricity free to the people, and the bankers said, absolutely not.

Call this a rant.. I really don't care, but I'm effin tired of this BS economic system that is controlled by bankers and corporations. Communism doesn't work, and neither does Vulture Capitalism.

There's millions out of work and losing their homes and it's NOT their fault. Unemployment is realistically at around 40% and not the myth of 7.8%. Once you run out of benefits, you are no longer counted as unemployed.. That's a documented fact.

Perhaps we need a extinction level event to spur radical change. It's disturbing to be living in a era of time when we have all kind of technology advancements, but most are shelved or bought up and dismantled because there's no money to be made from them. It doesn't mater if it would revolutionize the world. It's all about the almighty effin buck.. Which is effin paper!!!!

Imagine that.. the lack of us advancing to greater and better times is the lack of effin worthless paper, backed by nothing.


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

I could complain....but I won't.....

All I have to say is don't let your highs get too high and lows too low. Enjoy the weekend.


FFH
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reply to philcord

Re: CBS should re release The Amos & Andy TV show from the 1950s

CBS should re release The Amos & Andy TV show from the 1950s

Buy DVD whole set at Amazon:
»www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_f···50303011

If have a Netflix DVD subscription:
»dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Amos-n···70090230

They are in Public Domain and can be streamed from here:
»matineeclassics.com/tv/1951/the_···dy_show/
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YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

I already have an AE 5th gen......

Should I get a an Apple Express to play my iTunes over the stereo? I know...who cares.....Ha!


CaptainRR
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reply to ndwbr

Re: Verizon 4G + FoxFi app performing better than AT&T 6Mbps DSL

Dont forget you also have access to IPv6 websites over Verizons 4g LTE and its not tunneled either you actually have a IPv6 address that another thing you may want to test out. »test-ipv6.com/ Verizon isnt fooling around with the modern aspects of there LTE service other than screwing new users with share everything crap.


FFH
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Funeral Procession gets burgers on way to graveside

An unusual last request had a Burger King supply burgers for the deceased and his mourners on the way to the burial.

»www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/26/wh···+Text%29



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Petabites

@datafoundry.com

Karl? It's time.

Without a doubt, please give the Javascript speedtest tool a proper burial (no need to be an "enabler" of people shoving Oracle on their machines for no good reason)



A slightly tougher decision would be to get 3 months ahead of the rest of the world by killing the FLASH speed test -- simultaneously -- even before you have an HTML5 replacement.



DSLReports.com and BroadbandReports have always been ahead of the curve on taking the industry where we know it has to go.



Thank you, Mr. Bode.


ARGONAUT
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reply to CXM_Splicer

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

said by CXM_Splicer:

When most people use the term 'smaller government' what they really mean is 'more powerful business' or a 'more free market'.

I definitely agree with that statement.

"Trading up for a better paid master."
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Re: Dear Comcast,

Here is the Website on it:

»info.xfinity.com/Portal/content/···dex.aspx

=====================================
All you need to enjoy AnyPlay is

Subscription to XFINITY TV and XFINITY Internet
AnyPlay from Comcast
Compatible Apple or Android tablet or smartphone
The XFINITY AnyPlay app, available as a free download
Wireless Router with an available Ethernet port

Getting started with AnyPlay is easy

Connect the AnyPlay device
Launch the XFINITY AnyPlay app on your tablet or smartphone
Choose a show from the guide and enjoy!

Ready to Purchase?
Our Agents are Available 24/7. Call 1-800-XFINITY.

AnyPlay currently not available in all areas.
===============================================
But then from the FAQ's
What is AnyPlay? AnyPlay allows you to watch all of your XFINITY® TV channels on your iPad® or Android™ tablet or smartphone anywhere around your house using your home WiFi network.
What do I need to have in order to get AnyPlay? Once AnyPlay is available in your market, you will need:

XFINITY Starter Video service or higher AND XFINITY Performance Internet service or higher
AnyPlay from Comcast
Compatible Apple or Android tablet or smartphone
The XFINITY AnyPlay app, available as a free download
Wireless router or wireless gateway with an available Ethernet port
Valid Comcast email address or Comcast User ID

What does AnyPlay cost? AnyPlay is available to qualified Comcast customers for $10.00 per month. A shipping and handling fee may apply for an AnyPlay self-installation kit. For professional in-home installation by a Comcast technician, additional charges may apply.
=================================================
On the Corporate Page:
AnyPlay is now widely available and is currently priced at $10 a month.
»corporate.comcast.com/comcast-vo···tablet-2
==================================================

Not surprised that not everyone at Comcast knows about it.

hth


FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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reply to Petabites

Re: Karl? It's time.

said by Petabites :

Without a doubt, please give the Javascript speedtest tool a proper burial (no need to be an "enabler" of people shoving Oracle on their machines for no good reason)



A slightly tougher decision would be to get 3 months ahead of the rest of the world by killing the FLASH speed test -- simultaneously -- even before you have an HTML5 replacement.



DSLReports.com and BroadbandReports have always been ahead of the curve on taking the industry where we know it has to go.



Thank you, Mr. Bode.

And where are these HTML5 speed tests to replace Flash speed tests?
Only two I found that is even moderately usable is »speedof.me and »www.bandwidthplace.com/

At least these approach the actual link speed. Others are so slow they barely get to 1/10 of the link speed. Unfortunately HTML5 is so tied up with how each browser implements it, results vary greatly from one browser brand to another.

An example of another HTML5 speed test that is very slow:
»html5speedtest.me/
»html5speedtest.me/about/

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DragonSpyre
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reply to seamore

Re: It's dry outside

I love when my nostrils freeze shut mmmmm :OD

CXM_Splicer
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reply to IowaCowboy

Re: Dear Comcast,

I think you are going to find in the coming years that as CSR pay goes lower and lower, benefits taken away, filled with part-timers... the Reps' intelligence, motivation and training is also going to get worse. Eventually 'Customer Service' will consist of only the Company's web interface as the position of CSR is eliminated completely 'in order to remain competitive in today's business environment'.


skeechan
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reply to N3OGH

Re: Super Bowl Sunday...

While it isn't this Sunday I hope the 49ers get smoked. F Norcal.


skeechan
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Re: Has anyone noticed that Google SafeSearch is now mandatory?

Bing for boobies
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skeechan
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reply to TexasRebel

Re: Just plain effin tired of it all...

The unemployment stat you are looking for is the U6 number., currently 14.4%.

As bad as the carriers are, the government is worse and woefully incompetent. There is no more corrupt or greedy organization in the nation than the Federal Government. European style quasi-socialism doesn't work and leads to persistent debt and unemployment. Even in Germany, unemployment is increasing, 8th month in a row and currently 6.8%. Now keep in mind that high number is still near their 20 year low. You want 8-10% U3 unemployment (15-20% U6) to be the new normal? How about $9/gal gas...what do you think that would do to our fragile economy? Naw, I don't think you want that.

Perhaps if American's still had a work ethic you could make it work but given Gen Y is a bunch of lazy narcissists and politicians dumb as shit, it is doomed to failure; we would end up like Greece (not that we aren't already heading that way thanks to a new plurality of low information "Obama-phone" voters with an unprecedented sense of entitlement).

Meanwhile you can get Straight Talk for $45. I have 100min voice unlimited txt and data from T-Mobile for $30. It's hardly breaking the bank.


FFH
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reply to FFH

Re: Karl? It's time.

2 HTML5 speedtests

1st test runs long enough to get past the Comcast Powerboost.

»Speedof.me
»speedof.me/show.php?img=13012700···2605.png

2nd test ends before Powerboost turns off.

»bandwidthplace.com



fatness
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reply to FFH

Re: Has anyone noticed that Google SafeSearch is now mandatory?

said by FFH:

Not true.

quote:
Search Settings
Search results
Languages
Location
Help
SafeSearch filters

How much explicit sexual content (web pages, images, and videos) should SafeSearch filter from your results?
No filtering Moderate Strict
Lock SafeSearch

my settings are set to "no filtering"

So are mine. I don't remember how I did it though.
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FFH
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said by fatness:

said by FFH:

Not true.

quote:
Search Settings
Search results
Languages
Location
Help
SafeSearch filters

How much explicit sexual content (web pages, images, and videos) should SafeSearch filter from your results?
No filtering Moderate Strict
Lock SafeSearch

my settings are set to "no filtering"

So are mine. I don't remember how I did it though.

I did my changes thru an iPad and then saved them to my profile. Maybe Google hasn't changed the "Settings" interface to a mobile device like an iPad. And then the saved settings carry over to all the different platforms.
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Camaro
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reply to IowaCowboy

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

Wait until MGM or whichever casino gets the bid. The sad fact is the FBI has a building in Springfield (so does the DEA FYI if you didn't know) and they only spend there time investigating dirty cops.


Camaro
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Faster than Fibre?

Found my wired from last month still in plastic wrap, opened it up and read this article, I haven't seen this shared on here so I am hoping it's new, good read.

»www.wired.com/business/2012/08/f···ing/all/

PrntRhd
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Fairfield, CA
reply to FFH

Re: Karl? It's time.

That's funny, it does require Javascript to be enabled.