And while I'm getting all angry about rip offs in bills
How does THIS work? (Wish I could embed pics)
Verizon says that my Flex Double Play costs $89.99/month (for FiOS TV Prime HD and FiOS Quantum Internet (50/50 Mbps))
On the My Bill page of www.myverizon.com, it says that FiOS TV Prime is 54.99 and FiOS Internet 50/50 is 50.00 for a Double Play Bundle Price of 94.99. So the price goes up by $5 between the two pages of their website.
What is up with THAT? That says fraud to me, but IANAL.
Is the settop box, that you MUST rent if you want HD. Verizon FIOS, paying for a TV package that includes HD channels, but the FREE box (and oh,yeah, you can't just hook it up to a Smart TV) DOESN'T SUPPORT HD. You gotta pay $11.99 to SEE the HD you are paying for. That one really sticks in my craw.
Removing rights of criminals is just the first step in removing rights for ALL OF US. Hasn't it been said that we all (usually accidentally) break laws everyday, and that no one can know all the laws that exist? So the key to permanently disenfranchising anyone would be as simple as just getting them convicted of some stupid law/crime? That sounds mind-bogglingly bad to me.
Where we tell Comey and his cronies "Sure, we'll just give you every key to everything you want. You promise not to misuse it and not let it out, right? So, as a guarantee of that, you won't mind also giving us all your birth day and social security numbers. We'll encrypt them with that key, and put them right over here on PasteBin. No worries that the key will be leaked out and someone will get to that info, right?"
Actually, they could have bought it at the Exchange
I bought my first Amiga at the Navy Exchange in Charleston, SC in 1987. Total price was in the neighborhood of $1500 after the external floppy drive, additional 256K internal memory module, and monitor (which I also played VHS tapes on, as it had an RCA inputs as well). Drug them down into the sub later that year (kept them in their boxes, the monitor box just fit down the hatch). I bought an Epson printer there too, and took it as well. The officers loved the reports I could generate!
and I can tell you that this is NOT a workforce issue. First off, the WFM team would flag someone who had a line on hold for even 5 minutes, let alone HOURS. It obviously is approved behavior. And yes, a respectable call center wouldn't close with calls still in queue. But you can, if you don't care. Guess what? Comcast CLEARLY doesn't care. They don't have to.
Oh, and excusing this due to "fat fingering" something? Yeah, that's like excusing the overreaction of the police in Ferguson because TERRORISM! A convenient excuse, but not very likely.
I think that the best way to end about 99% of all this copyright bullshit is to change the requirement for a valid copyright. SOMEONE has to have licensed/bought the work in the last 5 years to be eligible for copyright. If no money has exchanged hands over the work in question in 5 years, it's public domain.
I see that FilmOn is already trying to use this decision to get themselves classified as a cable company. I think NetFlix ought to. They got the money to pay the rebroadcasting fees. And THAT would start a SERIOUS cord cutting movement. Hell, the one real hinderance from cord cutting is local sports. If NetFlix could serve that up, Comcast and TW might be in real trouble.