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  • Jun 23rd, 2016 @ 5:19pm

    (untitled comment)

    All the Government stuff is paid for BY THE PEOPLE and anyone should be able to take any pictures and so with as they want with them. It all should be in the Public Domain right off the bat.

  • Jun 23rd, 2016 @ 7:49am

    Re: Re: Re: The self funded channels are showing this

    The Republican's are doing their job!!! It's not the Republican's job to give into everything OBAMA wants!!! By the way, when the Democrats are in control they do the exact SAME THING!!! That I guess is OK for you.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 @ 5:22pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Which is why people should follow the laws of this country and the constitution. Not whoever's Moral's.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 @ 5:21pm

    Re: Re: I doubt it is going to be a minor nuisance

    I think torrents is up there high on the list. While you hear "The Internet is PORN!" I don't think it's in the top 10, let alone the top 5.

    Really, who cares. These so call POOR people have Smartphones to watch PORN in the first place? Really, so called Poor people in this country are not Poor! Look at Poor people in other countries, now THEY'RE Poor!!!

    Must be part of the Free Obama Phone plans. So it's really OBAMA that's allowing the homeless to watch porn on their Smartphones with the free Wifi.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 @ 5:15pm


    Because NY has a super high tax rate, and giving out more freebies is not the job of the Government. Spreading the wealth is just government sponsored theft. In the end, the Taxpayers flee, which has been happening in N.Y.

    Here's something, Go to a Public Library. Free Internet, Free Everything. Doesn't cost anyone a penny. How about N.Y. just take $20 from you every month and just hand it over to some random Poor person. You sure don't seem to mind at all.

    The so called POOR person in this country is far, far richer them the real poor people in other countries. If the Poor want stuff. Get a Education, a Job, stop popping out kids you can't afford, etc. It's not my responsibility to pay people to sit around on their butts, playing the Xbox and popping out kids. I work my butt of for what little money I get, being single and no kids, I get raped in taxes. My property Taxes are the same as the family of Mexican's right across the street with a bunch of Kids and cars all over.

    We had a Revolution in this country because of high taxes. Which was something in the single digits. When is enough, enough? It's almost worth not working and just getting free everything. It really is at that point in many states. Cheap housing, free money, Free child care, free car, free phone, free health care, the list goes on and on.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 @ 7:28am

    (untitled comment)

    As long as the Taxpayers are not on the hook for the costs, who cares!!!

  • Jun 20th, 2016 @ 4:58pm

    Re: Silver lining?

    Keep driving the taxpayers and Tourists away and what do you have left?

  • Jun 20th, 2016 @ 4:54pm

    Re: I'd be curious...

    Which is what I said above. What country would allow U.S. made products sold in their country when there's a U.S. created backdoor program in all those devices? They don't want the U.S. Government spying on their Citizen's. China being one of them. In fact for Apple to sell the iPhone in China they got to sit is a room with Apple and check out the source Code to make sure there was no such back door in iOS.

    Putting a backdoor into something means at some point someone will hack it. In the end the only people it hurts is Most of the Population of normal, everyday users, just trying to mind their own business. The Criminals with install any number of 3rd party Encryption software created outside of the U.S. and there's not a single thing the U.S. Government could ever do to stop it.

    We are a Global Economy. These Governments trying to get their ways to spy on people and using the same weak excuse of Terrorists or Child Molesters. If that works for you, you might as well throw whatever rights you have left right out the window. It's such a TINY part of the General population and yet screws over the 99.9% of everyone else.

  • Jun 20th, 2016 @ 8:30am


    That's just a dumb thing that clueless idiots like to keep bring up!!!

    For one thing, it was a number of items as a whole that made a iPhone, and Rounded Corners was 1 thing out of many. It also wasn't a Patent, but Trade Dress. 2 complexly different things.

    You Apple haters keep repeating the same old B.S. garbage. having zero clue what you're talking about. But you keep on bringing up only Rounded Corners and Patent and you're 100% WRONG!!!!!!!!! Apple did no such thing.

  • Jun 20th, 2016 @ 8:15am

    (untitled comment)

    Lets say the U.S. Got it's way and demanded back doors. Do you think other countries would want or allow U.S. created phones sold in their country where the U.S. Government had backdoor access to citizens phones?

    The U.S. government wised up back in the 90's when they wanted to force company's to install the Clipper Chip into everything to gain backdoor access. Of course later it was hacked. But the point was, it would have made American's insecure's and who would want to buy American Products?

    While bad things happen, that's a tiny percentage of people, to the millions that would be screwed because of weak security. If you gain backdoor access, how does that STOP anything? Looking at a device after the fact stopped something. It's really simple to destroy phones before you do anything, if there was anything on the phone to begin with that would have been any help.

    The police, FBI, whoever NEVER get 100% of the info they want. We have these things call Paper Shredders. Do those company's have to piece together documents for the FBI if they want something? Good luck with that one.

    I the end, anyone with half a brain and wanted to do criminal things, maybe wouldn't trust a American Company and encryption anyway. You would install your own Encryption software, maybe something open sourced and vetted. Cheap Android phones you can toss, destroy at any time with your own Encryption software installed would be the smart move.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 @ 1:17pm

    Re: Buy an HD antennae, ditch the cable box

    Which is what I get when I got my house, Install a nice large antenna. When on my roof, I don't see a single antenna anywhere!!!

    My year of 105Mbps for $50 was up and it jumped to over $80 just for Internet ONLY. Now I'm on a new deal, 75Mbps service which is still more then fast enough, but it includes HBO and their Streaming service and a basic cable Box as local channels. No fee on the box. I don't have it hooked up as I'd have to run a cable for it, so who cares I have my Antenna anyway which picks up more channels. I can use the HBOGo app on my many devices, and Comcasts Streaming service, I forgot what it's called, I don't care about. This cost me just over $45 a month. So it's CHEAPER for slightly slower Internet and free HBO. I really only wanted Internet ONLY but that was more expensive!!!

    They really are trying to do whatever they can to protect their TV business and not just become some dumb Internet pipe. A year from now, I'll see what new deal I can get to keep my costs down.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 @ 1:10pm

    Re: Here is what cable companies fear about opening up the set top box market

    You are kind of describing Tivo!!! Get one that supports a Cable card, and now you have your Cable Box along with Youtube, Netflix, Amazon, etc with Universal search. Even adding content to stream.

    This takes it to another level, where you don't even need a cable card. They're a pain in the butt to deal with and the cable company's have been fighting that all this time. You need much cheaper systems like ROKU and AppleTV but with Encryption support of whatever Comcast wants to use to protect content but would work on any Box supporting their encryption protocol, now you really have something.

    Instead as always, this is nothing but trying to protect their Setup Cablebox rental fee's. Fee's that you pay off the box many times over and still never own it. It's plain as day who's getting screwed. That's the customers, including the POOR PEOPLE who instead could have the option of just buying a cheap Box and no rental fee's.

    Really, how dumb do these company's and JJ think people are? I know some people blindly follow them, but I have to think far more don't believe this garbage.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 @ 1:03pm


    I'm sure the cable company paid him a nice fat donation otherwise things would have turned out the other way. That's what he does. Threaten's company's, gets a big check and all is good again!!!

    Right/Wrong, it doesn't matter. The only side he's on is is own. Who are these people giving him a voice? He really needs to disappear.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 @ 8:01am


    The TPB is not a whole Library, just maybe the Card Catalog of a Library because it has no books, let alone any files of infringing stuff.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 @ 7:47am

    Re: Uncompetitive competition.

    I was getting 105Mbps Internet service from Comcast for $50 a month, for the 1 year period, it expired and jumped to over $80. Now I'm on a new bundle getting 75Mbps service (Still testing out over 100) plus HBO and some basic cable channels and Comcast streaming service, whatever it's called I'll never use for just over $45 a month. I didn't want HBO or the other TV stuff, but it was cheaper to get this then Internet Only.

    I'm still getting most of my TV from the Antenna and Using Netflix, but Now I can just use HBOGo on one of my many devices to get HBO. I'll see what happens after this year deal is up and go with something else to keep the price down. They're doing whatever they can to keep their TV stuff relevant I guess. Keep people on these TV service plans. I'd toss it if it was cheaper to have Internet Only.

    After the year is up and they try to keep me on HBO, Nope, don't really need it. What's the new deal to keep my price down low? The point is. Don't sit there every year paying full price on your cable bill month after month. See what kind of deal you can make to save some money. I'm saving about $35-$40 a month, getting HBO for free and the other stuff I don't care about with slightly slower speed which was really overkill before anyway. That's around $420-$480 in savings for the year. Or that much more I'd be paying if I didn't make the call. That's the point!!!

  • Jun 6th, 2016 @ 8:16am


    Or do what I did, build your own system and Install Windows. Not some OEM Windows version that when you install, it installs all the bloat crap right back onto the computer!!!

  • Jun 6th, 2016 @ 8:14am

    Re: Re: So why aren't they making more money off of the bloatware?

    You are wrong! Apple makes the same kind of profit margin on Mac's as they do on the iPhone! Apple just sells far, far more iPhones. Mac sales have slowly grown as PC sales have gone down also.

  • Jun 2nd, 2016 @ 12:44pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    In effect, the Public Domain no longer exists as not a single song will ever go into it. Your song getting ready to expire, no problem, just do a lame remaster, problem solved, go another 50-100 years, whatever it's at currently. It's been getting longer and long and now it's just infinity.

  • Jun 2nd, 2016 @ 12:39pm

    Re: If copyright is so great...

    In effect, Copyright on songs, any song in effect will last forever!!! Nothing will end up going into the Public Domain ever.

  • May 31st, 2016 @ 4:57pm


    Most of the so called Republican's are just RINO's!!! They just lean slightly less left then the Democrats. John Kennedy would never have been President if he was running for office these days. They'd call him a crazy right wing Republican.

    This country has moved so far left, we can have someone a outright Socialist have almost a chance to be the Democrat pick with Bernie Sanders. With all the free stuff he wants to give out, those that have to pay taxes, the mostly the middle class will end up seeing a 80% tax rate.

    You have all these left wing Collages dumping out kids that actually want to donate money to Terrorists groups to kill people in Israel. Couldn't be any more clear to these kids!!! it's really sickening what's happening in the schools these days.


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