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Comment: Belkin is out (Score 1) 191

by emaname (#48088699) Attached to: Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

Spent close to 2 hours with this in the AM. First, the ISP; ie, TWC. They directed me to Belkin. So I tried calling Belkin. It took an hour to get tech support. Their phone system kept disconnecting me. Plus I was trying to access their web site via my phone. Of course, their site was hosed, as well.

When I finally got through, it was to someone in India. She was very thorough, but ultimately no help. (Now I know why.) She assured me I would get a call back in about 2 to 4 hours with a solution.

After finishing the call and hanging up, I was out the door and headed to the nearest store. Bought a different router and am back online.

And what a surprise! Belkin never called me back with a solution. I was SO expecting it.

Comment: Boeing... really? (Score 1) 200

by emaname (#47920221) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

So I guess they've forgotten how well the Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF project is going. That's not to say SpaceX might not disappoint in the same way, but to assume the bigger corporate entity will just naturally be better prepared to meet expectations is a bit naive.

This smacks of cronyism... again.

Boeing == Big corporate entity with plenty of lobbyists and political influence. So can you say "Program cost increases and delays." I'll bet you can.

So much for opportunity in America.

Comment: Re:Moving to seattle? (Score 1) 76

by emaname (#47092539) Attached to: Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers


If I had any mod points, you'd get 'em all.

That is a great example of how these huge business entities increase the burden on taxpayers.

Speaking of entitlements... How about including crap like this in the discussion. Corporations/teams/whatever should pay their own way. No more taxing the people so billionaires can become even more wealthy than they already are.

Comment: Freezing the market (Score 1) 360

by emaname (#46790001) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

This sounds like "freezing the market." It's a marketing strategy.

I'm going to "cop out" and suggest (if you're interested) you should search on this: marketing strategy "freeze the market"

There are much better explanations/examples out there than I could ever provide.

I've been accusing MS of using this strategy for years and their name appears in several of the results re releases of Xbox and more.

Now we can include Mercedes in this auspicious group of hucksters.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai