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Comment: Re:I'll wait and see (Score 1) 117

by cHiphead (#46675541) Attached to: The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

That's so quaint, you still won't cut the cord.

HBO and the other movie channels have had their chance. The cable is cut, they either get with the program and open subscription services to all ala Netflix/Hulu/Vudu/etc. or die on the cable-attached vine. Sorry for the loss of good programming but there's always new programming coming.

Comment: Pure Bullshit (Score 1) 361

by cHiphead (#46275033) Attached to: Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

Yet it’s important to remember that subsidy programs are a conventional business practice that brings down the cost of services for consumers. Nobody’s access is degraded. In an increasingly connected world, it’s a welcome development that carriers and ISPs are proposing market-oriented solutions to bring more people online while gaining a new revenue stream for network upgrades.

Is this a joke? Subsidy programs don't bring down the cost of services, ever. Access is 'degraded' by overselling services after the big ISPs use their subsidies for piecemeal upgrades that only pad profits, instead of actually improve the entire infrastructure. Carrier and ISP's market-oriented solutions are to bring more profits with the least amount of additional expenditure, and network upgrades are an accident of necessity. New revenue streams are about profits.

Comment: Re:Fuck religion. (Score 4, Insightful) 903

by cHiphead (#45838743) Attached to: US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

The Democrats had the majority, but the Republican's used the pseudo-filibuster bullshit to prevent any legislation from passing. When they realized that the ACA they let slip through was much bigger for Obama than they expected, after major negotiations neutering it and in-fact supporting the individual mandate as a compromise, they panicked and since then just "filibuster" instead of trying to negotiate on everything. (Saying your negotiating and compromising when its 'my way or the highway' every fucking time even after concessions are made by Democrats on the various legislation pieces does not actually equal negotiating and compromising).

The Dems had majority, but the Reps used the loopholes to command the power like they were the majority. That's why people can be confused about it.

Comment: Re:Missing the point (Score 0) 198

by cHiphead (#45430091) Attached to: SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

Hold on let me go grab a copy of Debian Linux and install it. No ads. And it's free. Advertisers have nothing to do with the internet being free, they have to do with people making money off stuff that could be free in the first place. An entire ecosystem has developed around supporting the advertising based internet, as opposed to an infrastructure ecosystem being built based around 'actual' free services provided for the sake of community/social improvement/etc.

The internet advertisers are attached to is free because otherwise people would do it for free anyway, without a way for the advertisers to make their middleman money off the system.

It is what it is.

Comment: Re:Local media does stream (Score 1) 128

by cHiphead (#44394755) Attached to: Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount

You already have a TV and a PC, you can control it from the PC.

The media services that come with most tv's are TERRIBLE in terms of stability and reliability.

This is cheap enough that it could replace OTA and Cable for even low income households over the course of the next few months.

This is going to be replacing higher priced setups for office presentations everywhere as well, I'm already ordering one to test at the office and if it goes well, everyone that goes to client sites will have their own to carry with them.

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all alike.