"In Germany, where surveillance fears run a little deeper for obvious reasons" Say what? Maybe I've been living under a rock, but no, why Germany is so weird is not obvious. Is it because of some war they didn't fight in the past? Japan was in the same war, and isn't freaking out past 11.
I don't have this issue. You can prevent that window from appearing without any flaky third party tools.
1) Turn off recommended updates. They are easy enough to research and apply on your own, if you choose, while not leaving you vulnerable to security issues. 2) Uninstall and hide all of the following updates: KB2952664 KB3035583 KB3075249 KB3080149 KB3123862 KB3147071 3) As you update in the future, make sure you don't install the above, they will be italicized if they appear again. 4) Done!
Which is why I just developed my own with Arduino/RPi. I know it'll always work without some third party backend. It also won't know known security vulnerabilities that can be published and affect others.
I'm with you. Personally, I'm ok with locals, SyFy, Science/Discovery (assuming they air science and educational shows), and Cartoon Network. I'd be ok with a few more I watch even more rarely (like TNT, USA), as long as I can remove ones I don't ever want. My wife watches more channels than I do, but still not much more than a dozen we could get away with combined. I have like 100+ channels I don't use. Like you I also removed all sports channels from my guide.
and Comcast could easily nudge those users toward business-class lines without imposing an entirely new pricing structure.
Have you tried getting business class internet? I can't vouch for Comcast, but I tried to get a business class DSL from AT&T once, they refused. Since my residence wasn't a commercial address, they wouldn't let me pay more for better business class service. No negotiating, just no.
I've done a little cycling, but never indoors. However I've never heard the term 'spin bike'. I have heard of stationary bike though. I don't think of 'spin bike' as generic, as spin doesn't make any sense in this case. All bikes have spinning wheels, so it's not unique. What's unique is it's stationary, hence stationary bike. I just think 'spin bike' is a stupid name, but that's just me.