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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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djcrazy

join:2009-08-05
Minneapolis, MN
reply to N3OGH

Re: Super Bowl Sunday...

The Super Bowl is Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 and kickoff is at 6:30 PM Eastern time. The 49'ers are gonna win it all!!



David
hours are m-th 1130-10p central
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:96
reply to state

Re: Pure unadulterated awesomeness

That gets a +5 from me. That video made me laugh the whole time.


Kearnstd
Elf Wizard
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to FFH

Re: Strange but true:attack of killer rabbits at Denver Airport

Its just a rabbit.

But its got these fangs!

I wonder if one could state that as a reason to the TSA for having holy hand grenades on airport property. To handle the killer rabbits.


Kearnstd
Elf Wizard
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to Camaro

Re: Faster than Fibre?

Seeing those microwave towers in an open field makes me think, How much economic damage would a kite with copper mesh in it do if you got it right in front of the microwave dish?

Not tower damage on the physical level just something in the beam. (To be honest it would be tempting to do just to see if the kite would spark like a fork in the microwave oven.)

In short do these microwave relays are the networks built accounting for blockage? What is to stop a town miles away from authorizing say a hotel tower for their own economic good and if that tower blocks the beam can this trading network sue to stop it?

I find it scary that even 1ms is considered vital. I mean even gamers find below a certain ms ping acceptable. 14ms to Chicago would be dreamland for gaming. And these guys just waste it to shave hundredths of a penny in profits.



IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
reply to djcrazy

Re: Super Bowl Sunday...

said by djcrazy:

The cable companies hands are tied on this one. It is an all or nothing from the content provider and they require that ESPN be on basic cable. Disney owns the 80% and Hearst owns the rest. If a cable company refuses to carry ESPN as a basic channel, they get zero programming from Disney.

Then that is when you bring on the carriage disputes. Many times programming providers give in just to get their channels back on the air. KCRG (Cedar Rapids, IA) just had a bitter carriage dispute with Dish and they even offered their sub channel (9.2) for free but Dish would not budge.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
reply to TexasRebel

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

said by TexasRebel:

your taxes aren't being used to bail out people who lost their homes because they made bad decisions in getting loans. your taxes are used to bail out the banks that made bad bets with packaging mortgages as securities and then using AIG as insurance on those bad bets.

as for nationalizing the carriers. you use public utilities don't you?? are they in massive disarray?? I didn't say have the current government take over the carriers.. I said nationalize them. Mainly to provide them as a necessity and not just some profit driven technology that only 4-5 major corporations have control over.

As for getting another job or asking for a raise or moving to greener pastures. You sir are obviously out of touch with reality and probably work in a job sector that pays it's people far too much to sit on their asses doing nothing..

Our taxes were and are being used to bail out errant homebuyers, directly and indirectly, by the hundreds of billions.

I won't go into 100 pages of detail, but just for instance - consider the effects of a short sale. The bank is paid with our tax money to take a loss, relieving the homebuyer of his obligation, and the home "owner" gets debt relief, which is normally considered TAXABLE INCOME, but the government now waives the tax. Given that we're not running a surplus, that means another taxpayer is making up the difference, or we're borrowing it from our kids.

Public utilities are a mixed lot. At best, if they provide a competively priced product while paying public union wages, they're shorting maintenance and long-term investment while using public subsidy. At their worst, they're just another tax mechanism, as they are in Los Angeles. At least with [rofit-driven publicly-traded utilities, they have incentive to be efficient, and a fidiciary responsibility to their shareholders; you can choose to buy the stock and share in the dividends, rather than just being forced to pay homage to the government.

As for getting another job - trust me, I know how hard it is. We closed our payroll several years ago, as have ALL of my peers, thanks to California state regulation, workers compensation, and tax policy.

Thats where greener pastures come in. Half of the aforementioned group migrated to Texas, Florida, offshored or moved overseas to more business-friendly climes. Sometimes you have to physically move. THAT is "reality". We've done it several times before, and most likely, we'll be forced to again.


Scatcatpdx
Fur It Up

join:2007-06-22
Portland, OR
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to TexasRebel

You mean go back to Government sanctioned AT&T monopoly where the only phone one can get is a rotary.

I think you just ranting, and contradictory, nationalization will cause a huge layoff at private firms. instead of Cable, Wireless, telecoms in my town competing for my business you only have the government telecom office.



David
hours are m-th 1130-10p central
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:96
reply to ndwbr

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

if you want me or my guys to work on the DSL let me know.

Thanks
David


ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
reply to biochemistry

I take issue with this. This is not stealing. I pay for an *unlimited* data plan and I am simply making use of it.


ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
reply to David

Thanks, David. DSL is working, but my 4G is a faster connection!