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Comment: Re:NBCNews.com, WANE.com, Weather.gov, etc. (Score 2) 345

by cayenne8 (#48270559) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Local and national news channels tend to run web sites. Is it that much less convenient to read instead of watching?

Well, in most cases...YES.

I do tech for a living, and I don't know about you, but I'm reading pretty much 99% of my day...staring at a computer all that time.

Before and after the day job...I kinda prefer to get away from a computer screen for a bit....and relax and watch and listen.

I suppose if your job doesn't have you reading a computer screen your full day, it might be more convenient to sit and read it all...but that's not my day. I like to get away from the computer when I can...

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 0) 345

by cayenne8 (#48270513) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Sure, for the USA. But there's plenty more to the left of MSNBC in the world.

Well, we ARE talking about the USA here after all, so, that's what matters, what is left for us.

Who gives a damn about what is right or left in the rest of the world, eh? That isn't germane to the conversation here.

Comment: Re:NBCNews.com, WANE.com, Weather.gov, etc. (Score 1) 345

by cayenne8 (#48270477) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter
I like to read, but I'm reading SO much for my day job, I actually like to relax a bit and WATCH and listen to a news report, along with video, etc...I can ingest it a bit easier before and after a long day on the job spent reading most all day...

I'm a good reader, a fast reader..but after awhile I like to rest of them, do you not too?

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 4, Insightful) 345

by cayenne8 (#48270283) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

If you think Fox and MSNBC define the right and the left ... then you really are a clueless American. What passes for 'left' in America is pretty severely to the right in the rest of the world.

And precisely why would I give a fuck what is "right" and "left" in other parts of the world?

If I wanted to live in a left leaning, more socialist part of the world, I would.

I prefer the US.

I will agree, the US and its polices aren't the "good guy" ones of the past, I blame that on corporate money takeover of our govt.

But I don't really care what the world thinks of us. I really don't, I have too much of my own life occupying my time and efforts. I don't have time to waste worrying if country X doesn't like me really, as long as they leave me alone and don't throw a weapon at me.

I do think if the US *did* pull fully out of world politics and wars...there'd be a lot of screaming that "the US doesn't do anything, they don't share, they don't help"...etc.

Hell, if we pulled fully out of all the bases and all in Europe, there would likely be a lot of pissed off people when they found they had to start pulling all that funding for free healthcare and 3 month vacations in order to pay for their own self defense in the big bad world. The US covers a lot of your countries' defense cost allowing you to spend your money on other things.

Comment: Re:You want to know why we're fat? (Score 1) 130

by cayenne8 (#48270205) Attached to: New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

Or make your own meals at home and save money.

Amen.

I can buy a box of salad greens (already mixed and washed) at Costco/Sams for less than $5...and some onions, tomatoes, cukes, etc...for a total of maybe altogether $10...and get several meals out of it, maybe 5-7.

That's just barely over a $1.x / meal....and much better and filling for you.

Comment: Re:Automakers do not want (Score 1) 130

by cayenne8 (#48270161) Attached to: New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

When I was in college, we fit 21 people into a station wagon and 19 people into a pickup truck. This was years before the practice was made illegal by state law. I doubt they can get that many dummies into today's cars.

Back when I was in college, I fit in 5 people into a 2x seater Datsun 280Z, along with a case of beer.

We had to leave the hatch up and it was only about a couple miles or so....

Thankfully the cops didn't see us...hahaha.

Comment: Re:What did you expect.. (Score 3, Insightful) 130

by cayenne8 (#48270111) Attached to: New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

I can get a 500 calorie sausage McMuffin for $1 (ready to eat no les), about the same price that I pay for an 100 calorie apple,

Wow..where do you pay that much for an apple? When they are in season (and I try to only eat fresh veggies and fruit that are in season and mostly local)...I buy 6-8lb bags of apples for $4 or so.

Go compare what is costs in most cities to put a veggie loaded salad with some white meat chicken on the table ($20-25 in my experience)

Where are you paying this much?? I mean, chicken breasts in the meat dept on sale are about $1.99/lb....whole chickens often are $0.89/lb...so a veggie and chicken dinner to feed a family of 4 isn't $25?!?!

Where in the US do you live where food is so expensive?

I find that I spend far less money buying whole foods like veggies and fruit in season, along with good animal proteins, cooking from scratch..that I would for crap processed food.

I certainly feel MUCH better doing it that way too. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a good pizza or occasional Taco Bell..but if I eat that crap for 2 days in a row, I feel physically less better than I do when eating good for you foods.

And again...it isn't a money thing, at least not anywhere I've lived before.

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 1, Offtopic) 345

by cayenne8 (#48269973) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Only if you want news biased to a conservative, American ego-centric sources.

If you think you're getting the truth by watching those three sources, you're sadly mistaken. CNN hasn't been an objective source of news for over a decade now. Fox never was.

Add some international stuff to your news, because with only 3 US sources, you're pretty far from objective truth and balanced coverage.

Well, I"m not that interested frankly, in the news of the world for the most part...why would I?

I don't expect that much of the world to be that interested in US news...?

But really....I watch a swath of new channels from the right (Fox) to the far left (MSNBC) and the more moderate ones....and try to get my own sense of balance between all of them.

It was a bit of a joke but also based on the truth.

No, there really is no unbiased news in the US...hence a good reason to watch them all, and make your own decision.

But what happens outside of the US, has very little impact on the average US citizens life....

Comment: Re:Inevitable (Score 0) 345

by cayenne8 (#48269911) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Anecdotally, I never watch TV and I'm 27, part of a fairly large generation/cohort that has shown to be very unlikely to adopt TV. Ran into a classmate from high school and the story was the same, she doesn't even OWN a TV, let alone TV service.

How do you get your news , both local and national?

I usually start my day with TV switching between morning local and national, to see what's going on in the world, local weather..traffic, local interest stories, etc.

Do you not keep up with or care about real news of the world and your local community?

Comment: Re:That's what happens (Score 1) 345

by cayenne8 (#48269831) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter
Of course it is legal.

You see all sorts of businesses giving a discount for bundling things. What about those meal deals at McD or BK or Taco Bell? Are you wanting to sue them too?

Why would it be illegal, this is a long time tried and true method used by companies selling products.

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 2) 345

by cayenne8 (#48269773) Attached to: Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter
I've been seriously considering cutting it myself.

I've been toying with the idea of setting up a HD external to the home antenna, and hooking it to a MythTV box for local HD stuff.

And with Netflix and Amazon Prime that would cover about 95% of what I usually watch. I'm pissed that there are really no cooking shows anymore on FoodTV or Cooking Channel, just contest and reality crap.

The only thing I'd miss from my cutting the cord...are the cable new networks. I figure between watching MSNBC, FoxNews and CNN...I get some idea of the truth between them all.

I only watch ESPN during college football season....so would miss that I guess, or could just have a permanent excuse on Saturday to go to the local bars to watch games.

But man...I'm on ATT Uverse...U200 package with taxes is about $112/mo....for tv only. I find I'm watching less and less of the main channels they offer, and could likely get by with the HD / Mythtv setup I mentioned earlier. I can easily afford what I have now, but I do hate to waste money.

Comment: Re:it's based on reality (Score 1) 271

by cayenne8 (#48269577) Attached to: Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

The fact that your friend and corporate overlord was suddenly against universal healthcare should have been a good enough indication that any advances were despite him and not because of him.

Well, the majority of the US still isn't for this "universal health care" they way it has been forced down our throats.

I know MY costs have gone up significantly, with less coverage. And so far, nothing on the horizon showing the healthcare costs will be coming down rather than steadily increasing.

To thine own self be true. (If not that, at least make some money.)

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