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Comment: Re:Well its simple (Score 1) 70 70

I really don't get along with my neighbors well enough to try to sell them on switching to cable. Also (more importantly) the main reason I called Charter in the first place was my wife wanted to cut cable/internet expenses and Charter was more expensive than our current satellite and DSL provider.

Comment: Re:Well its simple (Score 1) 70 70

if they are the first out of the gate they will get the most customers if they actually follow through with their changes. They really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving the customer the features that are requested the most.

If these guys really wanted more customers they wouldn't have quoted me a price of nearly $3000 to run cable less than 1 block to my house. (which would potentially get up to 5 of my neighbors as customers as well.)

Comment: Re:If there are patent issues (Score 2) 355 355

There are patent issues with every technology.

there are no patents on C++ and even if there were they would have expired by now.

None of which will prevent some unscrupulous parties from patenting decades-old technologies with our wonderful approve-happy patent office meaning you can spend a shitload of money licensing bogus patents or several shitloads of money fighting it in court.

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