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Comment: Re: One thing I can say about John Cornyn - (Score 1) 56

by amiga3D (#49590777) Attached to: US Senate Targets Patent Trolls

I use insults to be insulting. Why else would I use an insult you dolt? I used it to describe her as I see her. I heard it when she spouted that and it meant exactly what she said. Trying to twist it after the fact so it doesn't mean what she said is silly and useless. No one is buying your bullshit. I'm not a fan of many politicians on either side of the aisle but Nancy is in a league of her own.

Comment: Re:One (Score 1) 297

Or maybe two thunderbolt ports. I dunno.....with a big 15 inch laptop I don't see any reason to cut it down even that much. Two usb ports per side with an HDMI and Ethernet additionally and it'd be great. On a tiny mac book air which people buy for it's small size I can see maybe just one thunderbolt port. Apple has a great trackpad so no mouse needed. But on the bigger ones surely there is no reason to cut the ports down.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by amiga3D (#49564243) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

It's actually okay to copy a video camera for your own use. I bet I could make a copy of a Chevrolet Camaro for my own use and that would be okay too. If I take one it's stealing but making a copy is not stealing. Downloading Disney movies is not stealing it's a violation of their right to sell the item. There is a difference and it's a fairly clear one.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by amiga3D (#49564185) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

They could but, wait for it.......they don't have to do that because they have such a huge demand they can get their way with the cable companies. If ESPN pulls their channels from Verizon it will cost Verizon a HUGE amount of subscribers. There are lots, and I mean a lot, of people that watch almost nothing but ESPN. I fucking hate the Kardashians to the point I almost break the button on the remote anytime the cunts come on my TV getting rid of them but even I am not stupid enough to think that they aren't hugely popular. Just because you hate something means nothing to anyone but you.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 0) 329

by amiga3D (#49564145) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

It's called a package dummy. They package a bunch of channels together and sell them to viewers. If you buy a package then you bought all of it and if you don't want part of it you still bought it if you bought the package. Cable companies have been doing this since at least the early 80's when I first got cable. I remember bitching about a bunch of bullshit channels to COX asking if I could get rid of them and basically the answer was "it's all or nothing." If you don't want the package don't get it. If you want something in it then you'll just have to pay up. Quit whining. It's totally legal.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by amiga3D (#49564115) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

They don't really need you though. They have millions of people willing to pay and don't mind if you watch the grass grow. Personally I find most television is less intellectually challenging than watching the grass grow. Sadly I allowed myself to become addicted to Game of Thrones and then I got my wife hooked on it as well.

Comment: Re:well then it's a bad contract (Score 1) 329

by amiga3D (#49564077) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

For every person like you there are 10 that only have TV to watch sports. ESPN has a huge viewership and leveraged that into contracts with Verizon. ESPN is usually sold with an upgraded package on cable and satellite services. Usually these packages carry a lot of more popular channels and bring a bigger price that reflects their perceived value. I currently have Direct TV ultimate plus the HBO and other premium movie channels. I watch 3 TV shows a week plus a lot of concerts and music videos. Occasionally I might watch a cooking show or a show on History Channel or some other feature. My wife watches Bravo which I loathe and despise and A&E and some other "reality" heavy stuff. We're all over the place and to give up any tier is to lose something one of us likes to watch thus I pay too much money because I get 300 channels neither of us will ever watch. That's the way it is. HBO though is going away as soon as Game of Thrones finishes this year. 50 bucks a month for 98% crap.

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