The other funny thing not mentioned. There's an app for the iPhone called WatchESPN. It does exactly what it sounds like, it streams the ESPN family of channels (the live broadcasts) if you have an account with a participating cable company.
The funny thing is it actually does not show commercials, it just streams a message saying "There's a commercial in progress. We'll be right back"
I find this odd since as the viewer, I'd be perfectly fine with having the TV commercials while I'm watching the ESPN stream.
I had a wireless router in my room because the campus provided wifi was laughably insecure. You know what else could cause infringement? Someone getting the account info of my campus account (because it was an unsecure network and they don't use HTTPS) and emailing infringing files to people. I can't have my own wireless, and I can't use yours? I'm confused now.
You would be correct. The issue has nothing to do with whether or not he can play the game. His account was disabled, and it he had yet to activate the game. So he could not log in to activate. It was just a glitch and they've already said they are fixing it.
Exactly. People pay him money regardless of how much they hate him because they love the team so much. Then you look down the street at Leonsis (Capitals owner) and you see how to build a pretty successful franchise that the fans love.
So this reminds me of something that happened to me when I was in college, except the teacher never called us out on it. I took an Operating Systems class (considered one of the most difficult in the school) and for our midterm, we kept asking our teacher for sample questions to prepare but he never gave them to us. Eventually, I asked a friend who took the class the previous semester for his exam and distributed it to the whole class (I don't believe in curved grading so helping everyone in the class is never a concern to me and never should be).
A lot of the students prepared for the exam expecting similar questions to the previous semester and diligently learned from the "sample" exam I provided. Day of the exam, our professor gives us our exam and it's the EXACT same exam as the previous semester with the numbers mixed around. Needless to say the whole class did very well (class avg was around 85%).
Come time for the final, our prof made the second exam completely different from the previous one, realizing his mistake.
So here's the issue to pulling your money. If you actually want to watch TV for example. You still can't. Also remember that a lot of the time, companies force you to sign a contract to get their service. So you really can't just walk away sometimes(without paying some kind of termination fee).
I have to say I'm interested to see how this whole thing plays out but as always, the customers are the ones that get screwed when this happens. Less channels but we still pay the same amount on the bill?
As for the political standing, I always thought most people who really give a damn about tech issues seem to lean towards the Libertarian point of view. And everyone else just tends to think of us as paranoid wackos. At least, this is my experience.