I live in Scott County, MN which was mentioned as an example in the article, and despite being a rural area with a few small towns and a lot of farms, we have one of the best broadband options in the state.
I get fiber broadband from a small, local ISP that provides a very consistent 90+Mbps down/40 up, not to mention great customer service. I pay about the same price I used to pay Comcast for their shitty throttled broadband plan featuring dns hijacking and the worst customer service in the country.
It's not gigabit, we're still a long way from that, but it is ridiculously better than what we'd have otherwise. It's fast enough that I cut the cord over a year ago and put a Roku in each room, and I have never experienced a single issue with bandwidth despite often streaming multiple 1080p shows at once from different rooms on top of all the tablets, phones, xbox, pc's, etc.
I've spent over a grand at 1-800-contacts in past 18 months. Now that we'll be putting an end to that effective immediately, I'm open to recommendations if anyone has had good experiences with other online contact companies.
The message is ugly and completely devoid of sensitivity (or logic)
Yes, it is ugly and insensitive, his second paragraph was completely unnecessary and over the line, but what do you mean by devoid of logic? The low estimates are over 100,000 civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003, that's the "safe guess" number, many sources report over half a million. These are civilians, the same as the 3,000 civilians who died on 9/11. Not to desparage the lives of the victims of 911, but the tragedy of this war is so much deeper, and while we arrogantly have our 911 memorial vigils every year and mindlessly buy bumper stickers and coffee mugs that say "Never Forget" and "Freedom!", the hundreds of thousands of brown people we have snuffed out don't get a second thought, hell they don't even get a first thought because the average American has ZERO CLUE how many innocent people we've slaughtered to avenge the deaths of those 3,000.
It's increasing their sales already, after reading many reviews on Amazon, I just now ordered Joe's book "The List" and Blake's book "Pines". I had never heard of either before today, but the glowing book reviews have me excited now.
"It's their music, they can do what they want with it."
That's the problem. Hendrix has been dead over 40 years, yet his "estate" (whoever that is) is holding our culture hostage and will be for another 60 years at least. (yes, OUR culture, Hendrix didn't exist in a vacuum).
Who wants a stylus? I do, or at least I wouldn't mind having the option to take one out when I needed. The only thing I miss about my old Treo is the stylus. Fat, greasy fingers are the best pointing device around? Hardly, the stylus gives you pin point accuracy that is quite handy for certain things, one in particular being trying to navigate miniature menus and click on tiny links while web browsing.