As a former Pre owner and webOS fan, I'd like to hear more about why you think so.
"TW customers should be breathing a sigh of relief that the merger didn't go through; Comcast customers are disappointed that they missed out on a possible chance at a better product."
Are you posting from the future?
This. I have no mod points today, or I would mod you up.
(I work for TWC in video deployment, and had a ringside seat for the CBS fiasco, as well as every time the providers come back to us insisting to jack their rates. I spend every New Year's with my finger hovering over the "blackout" button while the two sides lawyer it up and fight it out to the last second).
*I am probably more with you than against you, ultimately*
"I don't make money off code I wrote 10 years ago - it's absurd that an artist would expect the same."
You would be if you had written and were selling the final product yourself. But something you wrote for your employer? Probably not. Likewise, an artist (maybe a scientific illustrator, for example) who produced art and was paid a salary to do so, probably isn't making any money off of it now.
So if I agree with 80% of what you say, but note that 20% is refuted by the evidence, I'm a kool-aid swiller? OK...
I was kind of with you until you got to Fast and Furious and Benghaaaaaazi(!!!), both of which are thoroughly discredited memes. Still, some valid stuff there, in your shotgun blast.
"Sounds like the NRC should be funded solely by fees paid by the companies they regulate."
Because that system works so well for the financial ratings agencies.
Look over there! It's Elvis!
I don't have to use the exchanges either. I have pretty top-shelf insurance through my employer, via Blue Cross Blue Shield. I think you're being led by the nose.
It wasn't an argument, it was an observation. Feel free to disregard it if his brand of propaganda scratches your itch.
Before clicking on any health care related article in Forbes, you need to ask yourself "am I about to read something written by Avik Roy?" If so, just stop. He spews crap. Now, I have not actually clicked on your link yet, but I am about to. And we will see if my powers of prediction are at all accurate.
I've had 10" tablets as well as 7" tablets. I think 7" is superior in almost every way, except for one. And that one happens to be one of the things I most enjoy using my tablet for: reading comic books in
"Are you aware that this isn't the first time that TWC threatened to drop CBS?"
What other time did they threaten to drop them? As to dropping other CBS-owned properties if CBS insisted on jacking the rates sky-high, I grant that is just corporate hardball. If you want to blame TWC for that I can't say it's factually wrong, but it is nuanced.