I'd be interested in hearing insights.
Well, I'll take a stab at it.
TWC and Comcast were two companies that offered the same product in completely different markets. In terms of their affect on the market, they would have had more power over, say, publishers (ie the TV networks), but no more power over, say, home Internet/Cable/Telephone prices than they did before, as the amount of competition in each area would have been unchanged.
While your attempt was noble, this is completely wrong. Both are already monopolies in 90%+ of their market areas. But at least now people can complain that the "other one" is only charging xyz for service in the next town over. IF the merger had gone through the "new" company would just raise prices and lower service EVERYWHERE...
You completely misunderstood, the parent was saying that Directv and ATT were competing, not TWC and Comcast. For consumers, TWC and Comcast do not compete. Whereas today, if AT&T Uverse TV rips you off you can dump them for DirecTV, who will then rip you off instead.
If the merger goes through you won't be able to switch providers, or the ripoff will be computer coordinated to continue. They have rules and filters set up to do that.
Put OpenWrt on it and problem over.
OpenWrt is not without it's issues.
It's not a panacea. Unless you need a package that has been implemented on that platform.
If you do, OpenWrt is appropriate.
DDWrt might be slightly easier to configure, but certainly not without it's own problems.
But other platforms are better for average home users. Easier to use.
Man, so many people get glazed looks when asked to make a change to even a simple home router. They are so simple!
When the guy from the cable company did my install and I made the few little changes that needed to be made, his eyes opened wide that I knew how to do that!
He seemed shocked.
old sff pc with two gigabit nics and a separate switch.. Install linux or bsd of your choice and configure, or use distros tailored to the purpose like zeroshell or m0n0wall.
Uh, right. Now that makes no sense at all for most people.
Zynos is not bad, just turn off remote administration if you don't need it.
If you *do* need remote admin, make sure to establish a good username and pw.
Don't even get me started on the logistics behind putting shit in space. We'll need to call Spock for that logic showdown.
And the cost is such that only one time, the Hubble Space Telescope, were repairs done to an unmanned orbiting object. Because of cost.
It cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix that thing.
Cost is important to business. You cannot ignore it, if you do you often find you are making no money at all.
It happens all the time.
im sure firemen and scuba divers might be able to help with that....
Not really. Can you imagine repairing a Dell server with scuba tanks and all that?
It's not that it couldn't be done, of course it could. But it would be much too costly.
If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.