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Comment offer cheaper internet plans to low-income (Score 4, Insightful) 100 100

Unless they specify what cheaper is, and what speed of Internet qualifies as worthy of the price they charge, this will still be screwing over low-income customers. I've seen these cheaper plans from other companies that were required by deals and they suck. 384 Kbps for $18.91 per month is bullshit. If it wasn't illegal to share Internet with neighbors I could supply 100 families with Internet at that speed with my overpriced $60 tube. For Comcast you must "Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program" to qualify for their low income Internet. And most people know what “up to 5 Mbps” means... Crap!

Comment Re: Surprise? (Score -1, Troll) 64 64

You have done a fine job indicating that many Americans cannot see past their shoelaces, and that you are an extremist fruit-cake nut-ball head-case that should be watched carefully. Why not actually do something useful, like run for office and kill Rider Bills, or educate young people that a race to the bottom is literally a race to the bottom, or better yet, learn that not everyone in the U.S. is watching TV. As for Waco, maybe you should learn that it the FBI does actual bad deeds everyday, but that was not one of them. Jimmy, is that you?

Comment Re:I want to love Edge (Score 1) 132 132

Why do you care what the brand of your tool is? Did they kill people ( Did they kill people and cover it up ( Maybe they are the largest and most common manufacturer of tools and you want to love them because you know they will be inexpensive if they work? Maybe your family members already use them and if they work well that would be great? Maybe not everyone is using the best tool but rather the most common one? If it worked well people would get fewer viruses and it would spur competition with other browsers and they would work even better too! A win for everyone. I want to love Edge too.

I also want to love the Ford Focus. I see them everywhere and I've rented them. I still hate the damn Ford Focus, but I want to love them. I hope they make a better Ford Focus.

Comment Re:I'm on win 7.. (Score 2) 468 468

(Same in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1) Go to Task Scheduler.
In the scheduler library: \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx
Disable task: launchtrayprocess
Disable task: refreshgwxconfig
Then open Task Manager, select gwx.exe, select End Task.

I also disable these tasks in scheduler library:
\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program:
Disable task: Consolidator
Disable task: KernelCeipTask
Disable task: UsbCeip

\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience:
Disable task: AitAgent
Disable task: Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser
Disable task: ProgramDataUpdater

Comment Re:You Mean...? (Score 5, Interesting) 468 468

people still have optical drives on their computers?

I use my Blu-ray burner all the time. Verbatim 25 GBs for about 30 cents each. Nice backup option compared to thumb drives, plus I don't accidently leave a Blu-ray disc in my pants pocket and have it go through the wash.

Comment Old is new again (Score 1) 287 287

I had a 1972 Buick with an adjustable indicator needle on the speedometer. You set it to whatever speed and it would set off a buzzer if you reached that speed. I always wondered why this feature wasn't standard in all cars. It's pretty rare that people are going slower than intended but going faster than intended is common. Why slow the car down if a speed is exceeded? So the driver isn't "bothered" to pay attention? No! Make a damn buzzer go off so the driver is alerted that they are not paying attention. They should be "driving", after all. If you want your speed automated, turn on cruise control.

Comment All I wanted was a Pepsi (Score 2) 317 317

No it's okay, you know I'll figure it out, just leave me alone I'll figure it out. I'm not crazy, you're the one who's crazy. My best interest? How can you know what's my best interest is?

I have found that the people who do not think they will be, and want most not to be confined, are. Society is against you. Don't you forget it.

Comment Saitek (Score 1) 452 452

I'm very happy with my Saitek. Although a few keys are polished clean of character identifiers and the finish has been rubbed off on the edges, I have never had any mechanical issues over many years. It is heavy with large rubber feet to grip my desk so it stays steady while I slam my head against it.

IBM Advanced Systems Group -- a bunch of mindless jerks, who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes... -- with regrets to D. Adams