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  • Mar 24th, 2015 @ 12:49pm

    Re: 2016 CAMPAIGN

    That's all you have, the KOCH brothers. Most of you Progressive don't even know who they are. Just spout the party line and completely ignore all the RICH as hell Democrats like somehow they don't exist. It's just laughable.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:57am

    Re:

    You can't go out on the street, stick out your arm and Wave a UBER car over to you to pick you up!!! A taxi you can!!!

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:47am

    Re:

    I think you should treat this as a ID check like in a store when it's questionable the person is 21 or over, or in this case 18 or over. Some people look younger then they are and others look older then they are. So if the person looks 10 years older or younger then 18 for a ID!!! Maybe it'll kill the mood, but better then jail.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:42am

    Re: Re: This wasn't about electricity

    Want don't want to work a normal job!!! Besides it's very expensive to hire a person these days!!! Let alone hire someone that you don't even need. Jobs aren't created to just give people a job and money, there was to be a real need. This is a communist country. Then you need to get rid of some people you can just kill off thousands or millions and there's nothing anyone can really do about that!!!!

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 5:31pm

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    I've been with U-Verse for the last couple years. When my low price ended after the year and jumped up I called and threaten to go to Comcast. After all the Normal price is not much lower then Comcast prices for far slower service. I don't mind the slow service when I'm paying just $35 a month. Internet only. When it jumps to $55 then it's only like $10 more for much faster internet only service form Comcast.

    I used to pay Comcast $170 a month for HD TV service with a duel DVR tuner and Mid speed Internet service. It was just me, 1 TV and I just hated getting that huge bill every month and for what?!?! I could never watch enough TV or use the Internet to justify that cost.

    So when I was getting ready to start house shopping, I went to Comcast and handed them my DVR and said I was done with paying for TV, just stick with internet. They did give my 6 months of lower cost Internet service which was more then enough time to look for a house and MOVE.

    I got my house, signed up for U-Verse for Internet only and installed a Nice large Antenna where I get all my broadcast channels for free. I use my Computer and Media Center and a couple duel HD Homerun tuners where I can record up to 4 programs at once. Or Record 3 and watch one LIVE or Record 4 and watch something already recorded. Or Start watching in the Family Room and continue in the Bedroom. I use Xbox 360's as Media Center Extenders. I have one for each HDTV. They boot up directly into Media Center Extender mode. No need to be a paid Gold Member. The Channel listing and program guide is FREE. You can buy a new 360 for $199 which is a great deal. You don't need a HDD because you're streaming, (With full DVR controls, I use Harmony 900 Remotes) and no need for a Kinect. Save money and buy USED!!! It's pretty flexible. I added Channel Logo's. You can connect up to 4-5 Extenders and stream them all at once, WIRED for HD. Or just 1 Wireless. Just not enough bandwidth wireless. I wired up my House with a Gigabit Network and have most of my hardware including my 24 port Gigabit switch in my closet That's also where my 2 Tuners are which connect by Ethernet and my computer is back in the Bedroom/computer room.

    You can start out small with 1 tuner, and one Xbox and Expand as you need to. I like it. All my TV shows Auto Record. The system paid for it's self in no time flat and now it's just FREE every month. From my 24 port Gigabit switch to the Cat6 Cable and connectors and whatnot all from Monoprice.com, it was pretty cheap. I was under my house for a couple days crawling around running the Cat6 cables from the Closet that's in the middle of my house which I also had ran power to. Plus the Antenna Cable to the closet and to each HDTV as a direct backup if there was a computer issue. Plus I had to run a ground wire for the Family room Power outlet and the 3 bedrooms that none had grounded outlets. That was fun and a pain to do!!! Once it's done, I don't think I'll ever need to deal with it. Though I need to run a COAX cable for outside the Comcast Hookup to my Closet just in case I make a switch from U-Verse in the future. It's all wired nice and neat along the beams, not laying all over the ground. I even had to run speaker wire from the front of the family room to the Back where I have ports to connect the rear surround speakers into. All wires are hidden in the walls or under the house.

    A wired Network, especially Gigabit is is much faster then wireless. Wireless also gets slower from distance and going threw threw walls and other things. I have no Interference issues either. I can just plug whatever device right into a Wall port. I have like 6-8 Ethernet Ports right in the family room alone. 4 in my Master bedroom, etc. It's my house, I don't plan to move anytime soon. I don't mind a little effort. It pays off in the end.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 4:54pm

    Re: Why do/are

    Because the Janitor can easily be replaced!!! When you have a crap Economy, and Lots of people and few Jobs, Pay doesn't go Up. When there's lots of Jobs and few people, pay goes up. Supply and Demand. It's as simple as that. If the Janitor decided to just go missing for 7 days, he would be fired and replaced quite easily.

    Create your own product and try to start up that NEW business. You can then pay yourself anything you like. Then try paying that one or 2 employee's to start out with at $15-$20 a hour plus everything else see how that works out for you. You'll be luckily to make anything for yourself for the first few years while working 12+ hours a day 7 days a week. You start growing, hiring more people, creating more jobs, and then the Union moves in and tells you how much you should be paying them and all the extra's. Money that could have gone to expanding and creating more Jobs, Nope.

    I haven't had a pay raise in 4+ years like everyone else. In fact got screwed with Obamacare and Medical got canceled for everyone. Now I'm trying to deal with that huge extra cost every month myself. If you don't like your job or your pay, quite and work someplace else that will pay you what you think you're worth.

    I worked zero skill job as a kid at $3.35 a hour. I went to school out of state full time, worked full time making $3.90 a hour, lived in a crappy apartment with a room mate, took out loans which I've long paid off. Had very little free time and money. I didn't get crap from my parents. Because I wasn't going to work my whole life at a zero skill job where I could be easily replaced.

    Hell I wish I made a bunch more money. I'm far from rich. I have my small house the bank owes most of. My Dad lives with me since he lost his house when the company he worked for went out of business. No one is forcing you or anyone else to work where they are. While I don't think some CEO should be getting some big fat bonus when the company went in the crapper and laid off a bunch of people, that's on the board members of that company.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:21pm

    Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    Nothing has changed with HBO Go, that works on all devices it currently does and is different from the NEW stand alone HBO Now service.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:19pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    It's nothing that hasn't been done many times in the past by a number of company's!!! I don't see it as a clear out of Apple TV's. There's been a $30 price cut, which is about time since the current version has been around for like 3 years now. It's still far and above the #1 streaming device by far, with ROKU quite a bit behind in the #2 spot. I have both devices and many others.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:16pm

    Re: Say what?

    I'm surprised they aren't charging like $17.95 a month or more!!! I knew it would NEVER be cheaper then on Cable. Normal price on cable is around $15 a month. Some places you can get it cheaper in a bundle or a 6 month special deal price, but generally it's $15. They don't want the cable company's to get pissed off if people drop HBO from them just to get it cheaper by streaming instead. HBO is still going to make far, far more money from cable, this these subscriptions for many years to come.

    I get what you're saying in comparison to Netflix which is a great deal. I really think it doesn't make sense to pay for HBO every month unless you always have the channel on. If there's only one or two shows yo watch, it's cheaper to buy a season pass to stream or get on Disc later. I don't have a problem watching a show 6 months later. it's still NEW to me, does it really make much difference?

    $180 for a year, or a couple season Passes or season discs which would be under $100. you know being a cable cutter I'm a huge fan of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC. I get Season passes from Amazon. The SD version, not HD, which is reasonable and still looks great and you can watch Monday after the new episode plays Sunday night. A day later and commercial free at watch when you want to.

    Most of my TV I get for free from the Antenna. If you wait a little longer, you'll find HBO programs on Amazon PRIME!!!

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:06pm

    Re:

    Ya, I don't think it's that big of a issue. WOW, a whole 3 month wait or whatever it is. If you're already pirating HBO, I really don't think you then had plan to start paying for it if only Apple didn't have this deal. That's really pretty laughable.

    This also has no effect on HBOGo which still works on all those devices if you're a cable subscriber with HBO service or someone you know gave you their log in credentials to get free service.

    HBONow works with a Web browser, I don't know if that means you could access it on Android on Chrome and then Chromecast it to your HDTV that way??? I do think this is a way to not get a flood of new people all at once. Or having to resort to a beta type service to limit the amount of people

    Hell I have Apple TV's, ROKU's, Even a Amazon Fire Stick, not to mention all my many game Consoles. Seems I have a zillion streaming devices.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:51am

    Re: links to San Diego and Minneapoli medallion changes

    I like how the argument when getting rid of the Medallions is always that there will be to many people trying to run Cabs or whatever and that there will be a glut and no one will be able to make any money!!!!

    In a free Market without Government out of the way, Prices will drop and if there's to many people doing it and making no money, they'll leave and do something else and the market will stabilize to a working level for those left. It won't happen overnight. Who knows what that real world number will end up being. Let the free Market work it out, not Government!!!

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:33am

    (untitled comment)

    I don't see how anyone could trademark the letter W. How that ever flew by?!?!? But say it's valid, it's in 2 different industries and so shouldn't even matter anyway. This is just completely dumb.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:30am

    (untitled comment)

    This is why NONE of this 3rd party CRAP should ever be pre-installed on a new computer. It should Windows ONLY, free of all other crap!!!

    Is it really worth it to get a Bad Reputation for this garbage? I know Windows like Android has issues with making any money on razer thin profits and they do this crap to try and make a little money. How much do you really get to have this crap installed on a PC? $20? Here's a idea, bump the price of the PC up $20 and remove ALL of that crap.

    Why not be known for Not throwing CRAP on your PC's!!!

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:00am

    Re: Re:

    It's really good on Susi Rolls also!!! It really does work well on so many things. It's not really HOT, but it has a really good flavor.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 8:57am

    Re:

    The real stuff is great!!!! I put it on a lot of things. Give it a try on Pizza for example!!! YUMMMMMM!!!!

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 8:46am

    Re:

    Using Netflix as a example really is pretty dumb! They're whining about Netflix, a service that's on just about every platform you can think of. I'm sure on more platforms then just about any app I can think of. If they thought Netflix on Blackberry made any sense, they'd make a App on that one also.

    Forcing a company to make a App on your platform has nothing at all to do with Net neutrality. If this is the person heading BlackBerry, no one they are still having problems. They keep hiring Idiots to lead their company!!!

    The LAST thing any company should want is forcing Company's to write software on other platforms. When they were all high and mighty with BBM and keeping people on their own platform because of it. That are just fine for them. Only when everyone leave after a number of years did they support BBM on other platforms, Android and iOS. By the way, is it on Windows Phone? Not that I'm away of, why not??? How about TIZEN? They're really doing a piss poor job themselves. That's only one App of theirs and it's only on a few devices.

    If this is the person leading BlackBerry, they're doomed!!!

  • Feb 10th, 2015 @ 4:33pm

    (untitled comment)

    I wish I was her age!!!! She's so worried abut her age, but a quick look in a few of her pictures, she doesn't mind having Ron Jeremy's arm around her in a picture!!! Who doesn't know who he is? Isn't that worse for your image then your young age? Now people think of you as a PORN Star now!!!

  • Feb 4th, 2015 @ 4:12pm

    Re: Keurig's DRM Scheme Will Fail

    I think like many company's, they'll double down on the DRM!!! A new 2.0 version that's just a little harder to hack at first. It'll fail in the end of course, but they don't care.

  • Feb 4th, 2015 @ 4:01pm

    (untitled comment)

    I think Copyright shouldn't last more then 10-20 years. You've made your money and then some after that long. Try to come out with something NEW in the time frame!!! You know, Innovate, not sit on it for your whole life and your' kids life and your grand kids life. Most of it at this point should be dumped into the Public Domain.

  • Feb 4th, 2015 @ 3:57pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    That's someone with a different Opinion!!! Extremist is someone who disagree's with you and so kills you!!!

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