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  • Mar 08, 2017 @ 05:20am

    Re: How

    I'm in a similar situation, internet + tv is cheaper than internet. So every time my rate goes up I call my isp and have a confusing conversation beginning with "Well, my tv box is still in the basement and not plugged in, could we take that off to lower the rate?". Then they give me another discount that brings the rate back where it was. They must want to pump up their number of tv subscribers for some incomprehensible reason.

  • Feb 10, 2017 @ 12:17pm

    I'd say the program works well

    What the TSA would like to do is harass anyone they feel like harassing. Since they have a list of behaviors so long and vague that it applies to anyone all they have to do is pick out people with the wrong skin color and then claim they were just following the list. If they want to search the guy with the fourth amendment t-shirt they just wait for him to yawn and bingo, he counts as a terrorist. The policy is only a total failure if you think they're actually trying to catch terrorists.

  • Sep 29, 2016 @ 06:26am

    My ISP finally figured out how to sell me tv. I get a basic package for $35, and it comes with a $37 discount on my internet. So the tv box sits in my basement saving me $2 per month, probably the most productive thing a tv box has ever done.

  • Sep 15, 2016 @ 07:39am

    Clever implementation

    When you're looking at reviews there's a handy set of controls on the top to tell Steam which reviews you want to see. So click all reviews and it's back the way it was.

    Well that was easy, let's have a look at another game. And they're back on the original default, so we have to click all again.

    It's like my toaster, it has a button that you push to toast bagels and you have to press this button for every bagel. Of course the only things I toast are bagels, so my choices are go insane or just rewire it.

    If you make people do a tiny bit of work often enough they get tired and stop doing it. This is clever, because in the long run people stop hitting the all control but still believe they have the option.

    I suppose it's also possible that the Steam developers are completely inept.

  • Mar 24, 2016 @ 06:28am

    It amazes me how consistent the Russians are. Not so long ago they had a communist government (or at least they said they did) which did this sort of thing all the time. They overthrow the old government and get a new democratic (theoretically) government, and it turns out to be almost identical to the last government. Even the Czars worked pretty much the same way, although at the time there wasn't much information to suppress.

    On the bright side the Russian people have a long tradition of getting around this sort of restriction.

  • Mar 03, 2016 @ 01:52pm

    Thank you Mr. Lehrer.


  • Oct 23, 2015 @ 11:23am


    It warms my heart to see that we are protecting people who are offended by crap they see on Yik Yak but aren't smart enough to uninstall it.