That'd be nice - even if I have no desire to ever touch Comcast with a 100 foot pole (unless it had a dagger on the end and I could touch them... forcefully), just having them in the same city would force whoever was already there to stop sucking so much themselves. Sadly, there are usually laws specifically designed to protect whichever ISP is already entrenched, because competition hurts whoever already has a local monopoly, and money can do almost anything. Amazingly, not this time, but still, this was an outlier.
You know the content will still be uploaded to thepiratebay literally within seconds of release (or sometimes before... thanks, anonymous GoT leaker!), right? And everyone who wants to pirate it will just do that still? So this is only going to hurt, or at least vaguely annoy, people who weren't going to pirate it anyway?
Now I'm imagining "competitive Comcast customer support calling", where teams compete to see who can get Comcast to actually fix their problem fastest.
I would totally watch that over football.
From Consumerist, where I got this news a couple hours ago: "Comcast wonâ(TM)t want to sit idle; theyâ(TM)ve got $45 billion burning a hole in their pocket and will want to spend it on something."
Gee, maybe if they would take that 45 billion dollars and invest it in not totally freaking sucking at everything, the public wouldn't hate them so much and want to block their attempts to get any bigger than they already are? Maybe invest in internal infrastructure and better processes so that they don't keep getting egg on their face for yet another boneheaded thing they did every other month?
That said, it is pretty impressive that the US government is actually doing their job for once, of protecting us against corporations with giant moneybags wanting to come in and screw us over for their profits, instead of just taking the bribe^Hdonation and rolling over like normal. Good job! (Until next time.)
MSIs are indeed pretty great, in my admittedly small experience of one machine. My current laptop is an MSI - I was a little hesitant at the time to get a machine from a moderately unknown company, and one with, I've heard, pretty crap support, but the price and specs were fantastic at the time, I figured it couldn't *possibly* be worse than the HP I was replacing.
4 1/2 years later, this is the longest I've gone on a single laptop yet, since I got my first one... dang, almost 20 years ago. Haven't had to call support even once, and this is a machine I use daily. (I did have to replace the keyboard a few months ago, but it was a 10 buck ebay purchase and an easy self-swap. The plastic around the bottom of the screen is also cracking, but all the mechanical and electronic parts seem to still be working perfectly.) I would absolutely buy another MSI when my current machine eventually did die (other than, I'd be sad, that I would be forced to buy a stupid 16:9 screen no matter where I looked...)
MSIs are pretty cool... still sad Fujitsu pretty much completely got out of the "desktop replacement" market. My first couple laptops were Fujitsus, and that was a quality brand. Now they mostly just make ultrabooks and stuff.
Heh. It just now occurred to me just precisely how appropriate Harry Dresden's name is, given the frequency with which he, intentionally or unintentionally, burns down buildings.
Just use Ting.
Ting was also a Sprint-only MVNO, until a few months ago, when they started supporting T-Mobile as well. They do allow you to do use any device that is capable of connecting to either of those providers, and their plan is, while not quite the same as Google's, the most similar of any existing provider.
Oh yeah, that's reasonable. I can see how the sentence could be open to that interpretation - I only saw the "in relation to" parse the first time, but I can see how both would be valid parses (but only one would actually be a true statement
Huh? A precedent means that there have been rulings on a subject. Clearly, there have now been rulings on the subject. There being a precedent doesn't say, without further specification, which *way* the precedent went...
Context? Sources? I went to Harvey Mudd (admittedly several years ago, maybe this is something new?), and have no idea what you're talking about - punishing male students for being "macho"? Yes, everyone knows it's easier to get into top tech schools if you're female, but that's not remotely specific to Harvey Mudd, and doesn't have anything to do with "punishing" or being "macho"...
It's not about quality at all - there are tons of awful, buggy, moronic AAA games. It's not about quality - it's about *budget*.
Fun fact: if it's nonconsentual, it's still rape even if it's your wife. Wait, actually by fun I meant "totally the opposite of fun", sorry about that.
Will anyone be willing to create a working "theoldmaps.com" to go along with "theoldreader.com"? Because the new and nominally-"improved" google maps definitely doesn't work particularly well on my home computer, and having a working google maps is pretty much necessary.
> "dudebro pissbaby fuckboy"
Next up on stage, Pissbaby Fuckboy!
> "An anonymous reader writes that Doug Hughes, 61, a mailman from Ruskin, Florida"...
I'm tired, and managed to somehow read that as "a mailman from Russia". I was pretty impressed with the guy's dedication, flying a gyro-copter all the way to DC!