TV before Cable/sat.. Transcriber stations around the USA, all paying small amounts to broadcast Certain channels, in different areas.. Limited channels..ITS WHO wants to PAY to broadcast this..Here and there, and here.. There are Many Small TV stations..TBS, and others, NOT seen around the country.
TV After Cable/SAT MOST of the above STATIONS are still there... Cable had a debate with the Major companies, as they wanted to give MOST of their service FREE..with limited commercials..TV corps Explained that ALL the Antenna sites were PAYING to broadcast..and they wanted MONEY.. Cable relented, and WE HAVE PAY TV.. CABLE/SAT..has to have a way to KNOW who and how many people are getting the channels..So they NEED A BOX..as the TV corps CHARGE per customer..
In the OLD days, the Big antennas, Broadcast to anyone/everyone and you could not Count the numbers.. Cable/Sat..they can COUNT. As TECh changes, they have to Adapt..REALLY..as someone COULD receive and descramble the signal and Get it FREE..
Heres the fun part.. There are only 7-8 MAJOR corps that control 90% of the channels..(world wide) The TV corps control EVERYTHING, from actors, commercials, Sound stages, How much a TIME SLOT IS.. This is as bad as a DRUG dealer..
You can MAKE your own show.. BUY a time slot, BUY commercials..and if you can SHOW, that it is popular..Make money..
Out of all this. There are nations..that Send up 1-2 Sats..And Cover the WHOLE Hemisphere..and require a CHEAP box to watch ANY TV channel.. That gets rid of 10,000 Antenna locations, Cable Limits inside towns and cities, NOT SAT companies that SCREAM they are loosing money..
ITS a SAD FACT..CORPS PAY FOR NOTHING.. They will segment into Parts. Any part NOT making money, the ONES MAKING money send the extra To the Lower agency, and get to WRITE IT OFF TAXES.. Then RAISE prices to FIX it..
WE used to have utilities overrun by the state and federal system.. NOW... Electric.. GAS.. are PRIVATE Companies..ON THE STOCK MARKET..which means they need to make a PROFIT..
How does this compare with CABLE/SAT?? TONS of regulations, and a PUC(public utility counsel) to COMPLAIN TO.. You can even complain to DOT(department of transportation) if you ROADS arnt being fixed..
What does a Corporation want.. DO IT ONE TIME...and charge you every month, FOREVER.. (dont ask me about those 40+ year old telephone poles)
You DO NEED to understand 1 thing..THE MAIN ISP is only responsible to the LAST MILE...the cables run around your town/city.. The interconnections BETWEEN cities and towns..CAN be/MOST TIME...BELONGS TO ANOTHER COMPANY..
Just because 1 company is SMARTER then another, does NOT mean a company has an UNFAIR advantage..
Look at the OLD stores.. NOT upgraded, no longer compete.. MOST are groups of Stores, all owned by 1 company..(macy's to TJ Max) GET OUT of the high COST areas..move to the Lower cost sections of towns.. DONT sit next to your competition IN THE MALL. GET OUT of the DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN THE USA..GO DIRECT.. (running products threw 2-3 companies BEFORE it gets to a store ONLY ADD's COST)(ask walmart)
How many years does it take, to figure out that IF' you dont let kids play on your computer, there are less problems.. That the easiest way to protect yourself from Virus and bots and PAYING SOMEONE TO CLEAN your computer at $50 per hour...is abit of protection..
WHY is there a market for.. Anti virus.(kasperky,avast,..) Anti Bot.(spybot,adaware,..) Malware removal.(kasperky,..) SYSTEM cleaners that get rid of history, Cache files, and Garbage gathered on the net?(Ccleaner,...) and recovery programs for windows AFTER some Idiot program DOES SOMETHING it shouldnt have..
NOW who has done any of this. It ranges from MS, and a script in a music program. to a Game maker that installed DRM that Corrupted a personal machine.
Why in HELL do we want/need/USE anything around to protect our computers??? Could blame for NOT sand boxing EVERYTHING that is used under windows. NOT protecting Windows itself, not letting ANY program augment or change the system files.. Its just that Spending 6+ hours to reinstall WINDOWS, and any other files you want..to get BACK to where you were...IS A PAIN..
I would LOVE a Browser that would TAG, every script installed on my computer, with a TAG of where IT CAME FROM...so that I could SUE the site that installed it.. 1 Court case WIN, would REALLY shut this down fast..