Cording cutting is due to a couple things: younger people not interested in cable and their elders not interested in what is on cable coupled with its lack of value.
If the perceived value of cable is more than most are willing to pay for it they will cut the cord. As the numbers drop, carriage fees and advertising revenue will drop. When the contracts come for carriage the cable operators will demand varying discounts to keep channels. The cable operators probably will try to shift to a mixed broadcast/streaming model.
On of the best sports announcers I ever heard was the late Skip Caray. He was known at times not to say anything other than a minimal amount to set the stage for the viewer. He was also known to irreverent, especially when the Atlanta Braves were bad. I always got the sense Skip was sports fan who lucked into announcing, taking sports seriously but not himself.
The examiner rejected something is already being done by others in a very similar manner but the braindeads decided this a novel idea. One has to wonder at what mental dimbulbs are allowed into law school and the bar. Mark Twain dead note politicians do not have the intelligence of a flea. I think I know the answer.
Political operatives do not need the Internet to find dirt. They have been doing it for years and publishing their findings in what rag was the tabloid/Facebook of the day.
The issue for most people is incomplete online records not malicious searching. Someone arrested for a crime may have been cleared. That information may not be readily accessible to web search while the newspaper article describing the arrest is. This reflects on the competence of the searcher.
First rule of ads - they are annoying, bandwidth hogging videos Second rule of ads - they are used to pay the bills Third rule of ads - Many are malware vectors
I use an ad blocker because of rules 1 and 3. I do not want someone streaming a video ad and too many ad networks do not attempt to police the ads. I blame the advertising industry for these stupidities.
Koppel must subtract from the sum total of human knowledge every time he breaths. Cyber attacks against infrastructure are possible. But each plant and network will likely have a different SCADA system and implementation. The attacks would be tailored to a specific target, very doable, but not likely to take the entire North American electric grid.
What many are concerned about is old-fashioned sabotage against remote substations. The hardware in substation is more difficult to replace or fix than a SCADA or computer system. With the "proper" selection of substations, the utilities may have more difficulty bringing the affected parts back online. It is not like they keep a lot of spare parts around beyond what they expect to be taken out by natural disasters.
The post is noting that streaming sports have an advertising problem - not enough ads sold to keep the annoying ones at bay and driving viewers away. This could result in the a double failure for sports - broadcast rights not worth as much not being replaced by streaming income. Major league sports make most of their money from rights payments not from the gate.
Re: "SEO": the Internet's own version of snake oil
There are a few aspects to SEO as a webmaster for a couple of small sites. First, use accurate terms to describe your site. Second, make sure the outside links make sense for your site and its content. Third, ignore all the SEO companies.
I have been told by others that search engines bots flag sites with inaccurate terms relative to its content.
Originally copyright was used a form of censorship in early modern Europe by the state. It has morphed into a state sponsored monopoly for the copyright holders. Both are wrong.
A subsidiary issue to legacy media's problems is the fragmentation that is occurring with people going on line for their content. There is no technical reason why one living the US or Canada can not view content from a Romanian, Japanese, etc. website and the reverse is also true. The is a serious loss of control of the distribution channel. Once they lose control of the distribution channel the legacy media has serious problems with making their obscene profits.
Roca must enjoy being slapped around by the courts and FTC. Bad and good reviews are part of doing business; if you have enough customers you will have a range reviews. A smart company (not these clowns) knows this and looks at the trends and specific issues raised.
Any competent retailer will show a customer the nearest item to what the customer described they have. The only issue is whether the retailer properly identified the item. Online retailers will always try to return the best matches to a search; again the real issue is whether the items were properly described.
Many recommend Linux Mint as very good distro for a Windows user. With the Cinnamon desktop, it acts much like Windows. The only issue with Linux is often the familiar MS software does not have a Linux release but usually there is a very substitute available.
Linux Mint, like many Linux distros, can downloaded to a live DVD/USB drive so you test on your hardware before installing.
I can understand the idea, which seems obvious, but smells of low quality snake oil. But it seems to misunderstand how the people surf. Generally, one will do one of two surfing actions: go to a favorite website directly or search and then go to one or more suggested links.
People planning to purchase a product, say cowboy boots, either already know where to find them, will try searching on site such as Amazon, or search the web.
I recently installed the latest version of Linux Mint (17.2) on the Swambo's laptop. The only questions the installation wizard asked were: password to connect to the wi-fi, time zone, keyboard, how should the disk be set up, and setting up one user (w/password). No personal information was required. Nor was there any activation required. Install, reboot, login, and use the computer. Took about half hour.
I should mention that while the installation was going on I could surf the Internet from the live DVD.