Data from Comcast to customer is half the bandwidth compared to data from Netflix to Comcast to customer.
Not exactly. Netflix has deals with large CDNs to basicly setup a big server on your network and stream from there. same way as microsoft updates, apple updates, wow updates etc. Same way as most of the cable company's "ondemand" services work really.
Same here. Verizon DSL has sent me 3 emails (about 2 years ago) where they caught me downloading movies or tv shows. I'm curious what they will do to me next time I'm caught. One thing's for sure:
I'm not going to go out and buy Hollywood's crap, unless it's something I've already seen and liked -- such as Battlestar Galactica. This past year I downloaded about 200 movies and liked almost none of them. TV shows were a little better percentage but not by much.
Instead I'll just read science fiction in books and magazines. Or watch free TV (the 45 channels I get over the antenna). Or free hulu. Or cheap games ($20 for 40+ hours is a good bargain). It makes no sense to buy movie/show DVDs when they have no return policy for the crap, and there are so many other options.
That's a lot of movies in a year. But the ones you did like, did you contribute anything back to them? If you liked 10 out of the 200 movies, i hope you bought them afterwards.
Just what lawyers need, free software because they don't bill enough to pay for software and the jobs it supplies.
Typical lawyers, want to charge you $$$ (250+ an hour) and yet spend NOTHING on the backend. They do not know the value of other people's time while over-valuing their own.
I do consulting for several lawyer firms, from 1 person to assisting 40 person firms. They do have specialiazed software programs that are $$$$$. Not to mention the online access to case history and trials is a yearly subscription. Say what you want about lawyers themselves, but the firms do have a lot of backend costs. Same as most industries really.
"I have five dollars for each of you." -- Bernhard Goetz