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  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 11:17am

    Where is

    My DVR, PVR, or other thing To record the shows I want, so I can WATCH when I want..

  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 11:16am

    Re: Re: Ok, this is getting stupid.

    So, all the stats they get about how many people watch a certain show are random?? Or from Neilson graphics of what people SAY they are watching??

    I dont really think so.

    On a cable line you can measure the signal from each channel sent, to keep a clear signal. its like reading an OHM meter. you can guage the number of people watching.

  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 11:11am

    OMG..

    Option E..
    replace Cable and sat with local broadcast..

    Cost $60-100 1 time fee..
    -----------------------
    I use broadcast tv..I get 4 PBS channels..
    How do I loose PBS on almost all of these options?
    And Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC are generally local broadcast.

    And all these other options dont even consider, that you DONT WANT the net.
    red box on the corner, or near by.
    A cellphone to order from other services.
    ----------------------
    That graph is very limited and its trying to confuse things..there are MANY other options.

    Mounted antenna, high enough to see over most buildings in area..$30-50
    Signal booster for signals to 50 miles...$50
    Ask grandpa about setting it up..
    DONE.

    And I will bet that Many city dwellers can get 40+ channels..FREEE!

  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 8:51am

    Ok

    More stupid thoughts..

    Dont companies and corps get w write off for Estimated theft?
    With this software I would NOT give them a write off.

    Its Standard procedure in all business to anticipate a Loss prevention of Upto 10% of sales.
    Anything below 5% is great..
    but with the Over priced goods in the USA, they are anticipating a Net loss of 30+%..(which means goods are 3 times the price)

  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 8:44am

    Re: Ok, this is getting stupid.

    Can someone help me Prove, that All the Tech used in Cable/sat to control distribution...Costs more money then Just sending out a signal for Everyone to watch?

  • Mar 30th, 2015 @ 8:41am

    Ok, this is getting stupid.

    Lets ask some questions about this first.
    WHAT are the costs to Cable?
    1. they PAY to have channels.
    Iv posted the rates here and other have also..Average payment is about $0.20 per channel. except for ESPN which is $5.

    2. they pay for maintenance.. and this is generally the fun part. as we PAY for them to hook us up to the lines $40-120..

    Now the question.
    HOW much of my cable bill is NOT for channels?
    There is a Box fee..

    Something to ponder.
    IF' cable paid out for ONLY what customers WANTED...
    how many of the channels would go away?
    IF you have a BASIC PACKAGE, and it includes ESPN...they you pay $5 per month for ESPN...even if you dont watch it.
    ESPN used to be an EXTRA/addon package.
    You Paid for ESPN, if you wanted it..
    NOW its part of the basic package, and everyone Pays, every month.

    IF' cable paid out, Only for the channels, they were watched For Each customer..Wouldnt that LOWER the payments they make to ALL the channels?
    Or are they over charging us for those channels int he first place?

    MATH TIME..
    (1)What you are paying (divide by) Number of channels.

    Now.
    Look at the channel line up...ALL 200-400 channels..
    Subtract all those channels you dont want, Wont watch, NEVER watch..
    count the number of channels you do watch...
    NOW Multiple by the payment per channel..(1)

    So, you are paying about $4-5 per channel..

    NOW, how much do you wish to Bet...
    That that COMPLICATED (POS) Box you have in your home, KNOWS what channels you watch, and sends Data to the cable company, and the cable company Only pays for what you watch?

    NOT for all the channels.
    But you are Paying for ALL the channels.

  • Mar 27th, 2015 @ 12:05pm

    WOW,

    Isnt this why laws in the USA, for Corps, STOP things like this?
    IN the USA you can not take an individuals money, if you are filing against the Corp..And you can not prosecute an individual if its a fault of the corporation..

    Even IF' the person was at fault..you have to have 110% proof that only an individual Created the fault on purpose and with forethought..

  • Mar 26th, 2015 @ 2:06pm

    I would like

    i Would like a BS button in the gov. in both houses..

    If something is WRONG/OFF/not correct/interpreted properly..
    Someone can hit a button(Gong show) and Beep the person.

    We could have Added lights above the podium, for those that catch the BS..(like whose got talent)

  • Mar 26th, 2015 @ 1:59pm

    For all

    For all that has already been done in the past...
    They still want to do this.

    ASK, Microsoft, ask any game programmer, Ask Any programmer.
    How well back doors work.

    Who here remembers the Launch codes that hadnt been changed in 50+ years? 111111..

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 6:51pm

    Re: Re: Why do/are

    in the old days...

    At the end of the day, any profits were part of the bosses wages..other wise he didnt get paid.
    If I had 2 employees, I wouldnt get paid.

    NOW DAYS...
    The top wage earners get PAid Cash, Benefits for a king, and a golf membership-if not front row seats to any sports event..
    DELTA airlines, paid 1 boss, 10 years wages, 20 years retirement, and he got it all, even after they LAID HIM OFF after 3 years...it was in his contract.

    You would THINK..in the Other days, after paying an employee, his State and fed taxes, and medical, and everything else...that the SAVINGS they are making with no medical, they would GIVE TO THE EMPLOYEE..

    After 8 years at fred meyers, I found out that I could of been given low income housing for all that time(

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 12:15pm

    Why do/are

    Why are all the rich people getting raises??
    WHY do they get the Raises?
    I believe that if the Janitor went missing for 7 days, those people would have LOTS of problems..Esp. with all the B.S. happening.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 12:13pm

    How many idiots, to screw in a light bulb?

    Quote:
    "No person shall be a member of the assembly of three or more persons in any Public Place where a Peace Officer has reasonable grounds to believe the assembly will disturb the peace of the neighborhood,"

    So this has nothing to do with Public annoyance? its IF' the police THINK its a disturbance..
    So, as a public Citizen, I cant DECLARE the counsel an assembly WILL disturb the populace??

  • Mar 2nd, 2015 @ 5:10pm

    as if' WE NEED ANOTHER COMEDIAN..

    Can I say,
    the only reason he is there, is because he wants a bigger pay check.

    Can we now ADVANCE into the future(past) and send sats up to send channel signals (FOR FREE) to everyone in the USA?? and Canada?? AND mexico??

    LEts REALLY piss off cable and sat..
    lets take ALL the money away from them..

  • Feb 27th, 2015 @ 12:03pm

    Can you say FORCED?

    Understand something about this..

    WHO is paying the bills for this to happen..
    THE USERS.
    The ones getting CRAPPED ON, by cheap, low level, Access to the net.

    With little to no choice in WHO can be in an area to supply net access, You get MILKED for services. And each service then wants more money so they CHARGE other services for more money if they wish access thru their service.(netfliks, amazon, Youtube,...) So the service isnt being paid 1 time for a service, but many times.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 3:22pm

    what if'

    What if' half of those companies SUED back for mis-use of the DMCA????

  • Feb 19th, 2015 @ 3:43pm

    Hmmm

    reading the article some form s are NOT wireless..
    reliability?? not in this generation..After 5 years 1/2 the plastic in the engine are starting to fail.. Many cars you see it in the mileage changes..

    And you dont pay for onstar? Sync?

    You really think they only do the higher end, more expensive cars??
    Im sorry, I HATE electronics in my car. And I believe the engine computer could do better, IF they didnt add restrictions to it..(yes they place restrictions in the programming)

  • Feb 19th, 2015 @ 1:56pm

    Questions Questions

    1. how do they get the data, Wireless, Wired, Collected over time?
    2. HOW do they get a vehicle to GOTO a station to have data gathered? Interesting? that your car has Full Ram, and starts running like CRAP, so you goto a Local dealer to have service..And CHARGED to have it read..
    3. UPDATE my cars computer? CHANGE how it runs?? Without My knowledge??
    4. wireless UPDATES??? NO NO NO NO NO...
    5. wireless Bypass into my OWN net?? Cellphone service?? WHo is paying for this?

    Odds are that it collects data, and then causes the care to hiccup, so you have to take it into the shop, then be charged $50+ to read the data to be sent...from That point, they can do alot of things to you.. Ever wonder WHy the service light goes on, every 5000 miles?

  • Feb 19th, 2015 @ 12:17pm

    lETS CHECK SOMETHING

    IF a company does not THINK a service is worth it...
    Turn it off..
    Then see how many people Complain.

    IF Netflix is taking up so much bandwidth, then it must be a service people WANT.
    Cut netflix, and watch people QUIT your service.

  • Feb 17th, 2015 @ 2:35pm

    Something not stated.

    There are a few things that are not stated or even mentioned in any form here.

    1. The internet needs a few fixes. one that would track most emails is that every server needs to place a tag on the email passing thru it.
    2. HARDWARE back doors. The CIA has been installing hardware backdoors in alot of devices for years. Also the Manufacturers have master resets incase you mess something up, it can be reconfigured.
    3. Monitoring the net, no matter how thorough,can not cover everything. There are to many ways to Hide what you are doing or what is being said. Unless you think WOW is copying everything said/typed...Or Mabinogi is doing the same...The odds of finding people doing bad things is not that easy. Other wise we would all be under Puritan laws, and every child molester would be arrested.

    For those that dont get it, the internet hasnt changed much, its only being covered up by LOTS of pretty interfaces. The old net is still there. BURIED..under a browser..and pretty colors..

  • Feb 11th, 2015 @ 1:29pm

    Ya know?

    Iv shown a few people that Smart TV's arent smart...
    1. They dont update the software
    2. they dont update the selections
    3. They can do anything with the software, and if you dont what they did...

    Its asif they put another hardware part in the TV, that they forget about.. And when they DO remember, the only thing they place on it, is PAY FOR channels..

    What Iv shown and told a few, is HOW to use the computer, Roku, Smaller computer to DO with the TV, as they would want..Wonder the net, play games, Watch FREE HULU, get Netflicks, Amazon, Any service the computer can run..

    Setup to your Stereo, and have REAL audio..

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