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Competition brings that.
So the more variety of products (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc etc) the better it is for all of us.
Directv would not allow me to continue to use the Tivo model so they forced me to obtain their free DVR product (crap). Didn't cost me anything so I had to agree to that.
Then the DVR product broke and I asked DirecTV to replace it. They did so no problem but extended my two year contract without informing me. About a year later when the contract was supposed to have expire, I called to negotiate a better deal including HD etc, only to be told that I have one more year left. After countless calls I learned that they extended this quietly because they "gave" me a replacement DVR.
So screw them, I paid the ETF and moved to Dish. Ever since DirecTV have been bombarding me with mails begging me to come back but I'm staying with Dish for two years.
Hope the states force DirecTV to stop these practices.
- SLC bribery scandal. Couple that with Chicago's reputation for corruption.
- Chicago's presentation did not inspire the IOC as others did, despite Obama's apperance
- It's simply South America's time and this is the biggest reason. Just a matter of time.
It's the bullshit media that likes to build up the drama and dangers of space travel in order to sell.
This leads the political establishment to react thinking they need to look good in having silly hearings, pushing for this and that.
Thus the NASA becomes nervous and more risk averse.
Not that I am putting the blame on the media alone just that they are a big part of this and the lack of spine among Congress and NASA members.
If they have this type of technology - why not just cure the paralysis. So it smells like a plot hole that the director is ignoring in the pursuit of a cinematic vision.
I'll still watch it just out of curiosity.