Where the hell are welders making 150k???
Perhaps you weren't aware that over the air broadcasting now comes in a digital format(I know, who'd thunk!)
The signal I get to my HD tv looks great, always comes in perfectly, regardless of the weather(now that I have my antennae setup correctly). I have friends who have their content delivered "on wires" as you say, and I've seen it, and I'm amazed people would pay cable or satellite for such low quality.
You sound like a shill for cable and satellite!
I also use Netflix, which is over "a wire", and though I love the service and selection, I have more issues and headaches with Netflix than I do with my oh-so-horrible "junk off the air" as you call it.
I love watching my local PBS channels and other FREE programming over those horrible airwaves...
I love just being able to turn on my tv and JUST HAVE IT WORK.
And the best part is that IT'S FREE. No monthly bill.
No troubleshooting of firmware, ip/firewall settings, permissions, isp bullshit.
Good Lord what a gift from the people of Portalnd to comedy fans everywhere!
The effects of these influences have been studied and can be easily found on this "internet library".
Here are a few:
1. The increased intake of Sugar in the American diet.
2. The ill affects of Multi-Tasking
3. How the overuse of consumer electronics is ruining sleep patterns
4. Kids don't play outside as much or at all
So, in effect, we have a new generation that is:
less likely to play outside, interact/understand/empathize with the natural world, can't remember as much due to being able to look things up instantly online, is more likely to display symptoms of ADD/ADHD due to over-intake of sugar and ADD/ADHD drugs, has a much shorter attention span than previous generations, etc, etc.
None of this is any sort of conspiracy, but rather is due to the way technology and our modern world has "evolved" in the last half century.
To me one of the interesting things to note here is that less affluent children don't display these issues because they don't come from families who can afford the ADD-Constantly Connected-Sugar Ridden lifestyle that is now the norm in the middle and upper classes in the First World.
We are now and will continue seeing the affects of this "evolution".
the man hours you will waste on transitioning and people having issues with the new machines
Yeap, because with Win8, no difficulties to transitioning from XP, right?
Classic Shell to the rescue!
"How do I get out of whatever tonka-toys demo software this is and back to the OS? I want to check the specs."
Windows Key - X
And yes, I know all about the concerns with Amazon and how RMS feels about Ubuntu(which for the most part I agree with).
However I would reccommend it.
About a week ago it started automatically going into sleep mode after ten minutes.
As of this writing I haven't figured out how to correct this.
It never did this before and it appears to ignore whatever Power Management settings I give it.
Yes I have Googled this and have tried many things suggested but nothing has worked so far...
If anyone has experienced this and knows the fix I would appreciate advice...
The universe doesn't revolve around you.
Is driving the speed limit, lets say 30 mph in a residential neighborhood, too slow and a "capp-able" offense?
Ten mph over the limit?
IMHO, it was automatic transmission, and it's "asleep at the wheel" style of driving that is encouraged where nary a thought travels the synapses as one languidly applies pressure to either the brake or gas pedals. People driving automatics are the ones speeding up to lights and stop signs, only to then have to slam on their brakes and repeat the cycle to the next light/stop sign.
Stick drivers are more thoughtful regarding how they drive.
But the monthly bills were too high, and I also had NF. I wondered why I had both and did some hard thinking about it.
I got rid of the satellite and kept NF.
I was totally satisfied with the DVD only plan for a while.
Then streaming came out and I tried that...
It worked great for about the first two years.
Now it is spotty and annoying.
Both NF and my ISP point the finger at the other one.
Right now I'm probably ok with NF not having the latest CRAP you can get from RedBox...
I always have to laugh at people who complain about what NF doesn't have...
I ask what films they want to watch and have to hide my derision.
NF actually has a large amount of incredible foreign and indie films, docs, all kinds of cool shit.
I never have a problem finding something to watch.
The problem is with the streaming itself.
What it doesn't have is the latest garbage peddled by the big studios, that for some reason most people want to watch.
Give me a break.