Easy. Would you like all the cell phone carriers to fix the price (removing competition) for service and phones? How about the big farms with the price of soybeans or corn? How about clothing manufacturers? Car manufacturers? Think of a world with zero competition between companies on price...and you will realize why price fixing is a bad idea.
True...I don't think my Marlin 60 looks remotely military-grade...yet it is semi-automatic and holds 16 rounds in the tube (no "scary" banana clip)
Rackspace can go to hell.
Hell is already hosted on Amazon EWS...
No...I was thinking you were going to ask if it would liquid cool a Linux box...
That will be Windows 8.11.
Nobody else was dumb enough to click the link.
You don't deal with many ordinary end users do you...
They've got a list of the registered voters. You vote, they check you off.
So all I need is a list from the phone book and I can vote as many times as I would like (as long as I go through the line at different times)?
I am also a family of 4 with young kids and a non-tech wife. I solved the problems you allude to with a WD Live device on each TV. It is simple, it works, and it aggregates all the online services with the local NAS that has movies/pictures/photos. It also has a single remote. You can use the android/iphone app, but it sounds like that is going too far. I've since added Playon, and the family use that just fine too. How did I do this? I installed one device while we still had directtv. By week 3, the Directtv receivers weren't used anymore, and we cancelled the service.
The constitution strictly prohibits the military from acting as a policing force on US soil
Slight correction...the Constitution only forbids the forceful quartering of soldiers in residences. The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the use of the US military domestically except in times of war or insurrection.
+ 13th amendment = right to print arms in your home...but you can't make other people do it for you.
I addressed this in a different post. Sports is the largest driver for TV right now. Once that goes streaming live...the old model is done. As for MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and Fox News all stream as I recall. MSNBC does not?
Exactly like that. Except the MLB and NHL are the only two that allow live games...and their apps are not ubiquitous quite yet. NBA and NFL only replay games and use live updating of scores and statistics.
If any sports franchise (major league, NCAA, etc.) were to get a streaming contract that doesn't require a cable/satellite subscription, it would be the beginning of the end. I think they realize that, and is why they lock down things like ESPN3 or NFL Gametime, etc. Sports is where the revenue is for the operators...not channels like Syfy.
What you need is
Um...you mean PlayLater?
You underestimate the power of Netflix and the demand that customers have for it.
Many do...it was a wakeup call for the cable/satellite operators when Disney signed with them. Disney is one of the kings of content...and they see something more valuable in Netflix than their current (soon to be previous) contract with the Starz cable channel. Netflix charges 8 dollars a month for offering more content than many people who pay 100 dollars a month get from their cable subscription.