It is so very nice that technology consumers want is being crippled by a legacy industry that gets laws than benefit an outdated business model because they refuse to adapt to consumer demand.
Once upon a time businesses thrived when they gave consumers what they wanted, why do we keep allowing them to hold us hostage? Why do we have to accept less than the best because they refuse to notice time keeps marching on? Rather than admit their models don't make sense in todays market, they sue to try and roll things back to the early days of television when you have to watch what they programmed when it was programmed to air.
What would Comcast do to someone who owed them that much money for so long and kept playing the check will show up?
One wonders how many times they can screw up on peoples accounts, before there are like some sort of industry watchdogs who would I dunno bar them from access peoples accounts until they get their shit together.
They have access to withdraw money and do so without any rhyme or reason... how is this different than theft? As someone known to randomly steal from customers, one would think someone might cut off their access until its fixed. The behavior is unacceptable, and to finally condescend saying make the bank fix it shows that they shouldn't have this sort of access if they are going to demand customers & banks expend resources to fix Comcast being unable to handle its own affairs correctly.
I do hope that the Governor is ready to point out to the first lawmaker to claim she hates the children or something, that wasting efforts with blatantly unconstitutional laws to score points in the media is someone who shouldn't represent people. That soundbite legislation might make people feel better, but almost never leads to actually making things better and often hurt them more as they waste money on legal fights that never should have happened.
Imagine a system that when a lawyer did something stupid, and then tried baseless legal bluster to cover it up would send the lawyer back to classes explaining the law & then after successful completion they could reapply to the bar.
Far to often these things get overlooked in what seems to be an idiotic effort to protect the image of the system by protecting a broken piece (seems familiar) rather than bitchslapping them down for overreach. How many more of these stories do there need to be before they understand that the system of looking away draws more mocking of the system and damages the image of the system even further?
Why innovate when you can snatch up a patent for pennies, and then bend & twist it cover a multitude of thing (in your mind) and just keep litigating hoping the costs of fighting back is higher than just settling.
Its a grand legal scheme we've seen applied many times, perhaps we need to address that elephant in the room that merit-less claims can bankrupt people long before they are shown to be con artists pressuring people to pay up or be forced out of business.
So they want to associate their brand with lying and cheating to get your way, while screwing as many people as possible then walking away pretending its not your fault.
Good brand management.
We're bottom feeders who don't have a single original idea of our own so we'll just glom onto any passing fad to make sure we can find a way to profit off of it until we see a cooler fad to grab and then dump the old one... but still keep holding onto it because its ours even if we aren't using it.
The guy with the trendy avatar tried to help him, and he ended up working on it himself & found a way to make it work.
I had linked him a webpage where someone reported a similar problem, a MS support person said do these things, they did those things and posted that they didn;t work... and then an MS support person suggested doing the exact same thing posted the first time then started ignoring him.
8 was a complete screw up and made people nervous about 10, yet MS keeps pushing features windows users don't really want. You can make it do all sorts of cool things, but if you make their experience worse because the cool thing they don't care about needs to update every 5 minutes...
Heh, you'd like to think its generally well received and MS is willing to help...
This morning I was trying to help Dan Bull (Yes THAT Dan Bull) get help with his borrowed Win10 Laptop that froze on the loading/welcome screen. He was having a less than helpful time with MS support, who wanted to sell him Advanced Help (to talk to someone who didn't just bang keywords into an internal database of fixes) or he should return it because it is still under warranty.
His mistake was even after describing that it wasn't a blue screen error, but mentioning the screen was blue where the error was.
After asking if he could still use the the locked up computer... and not selling him a support contract... they blamed the computer manufacturer... despite it being Win10 locking itself up after yanking him to desktop out of a game he was playing.
Why is Dan Bull using a borrowed laptop you ask? Because Win10 took a shit on his laptop right before he was due to travel to work...
I'm beginning to wonder if MS is following the printer business model... have the OS free but the support is going to cost you more than human blood...
They have what could redeem them after Win8, but they refuse to accept that users like to have control. That the silent Daddy knows best treatment, and ignoring them until everyone is pissed off isn't a great way to make people adopt to it. MS isn't Apple, they need to stop trying to emulate them. We don;t all want touch screens, locked gardens, and silence when there is a problem...