My total cost is about $130 to comcast a month for a single static and business class 50/10, and my own time. This setup allows me to run whatever services I deem fit, and typically keeps me clear of ISP DCMA notices. I did get one, but once I pointed out that I repair random PCs that do not belong to may, and many may auto launch a torrent app, it was quickly dropped.
Add a chromecast or two, slingTV, and a good antenna, I do not need cable TV at all, and can stream all my services out.
In many ways it is an abrogation of personal responsibility, and a key problem with many religions, but a part of human nature it would seem.
I use adblock everywhere. I am the member of some forums that ask, politely to not block. One of which, the one I use most (homebrewtalk for the curious), I am a paid supporting member. So no, I will not unblock the ads, even though theirs are vetted and simple. it is principle. The industry is built on deception and annoyance.
Change that industry wide and you can live. Otherwise I will promote ad-blockers everywhere I go.
I work in a small IT and repair shop. One of our number one services is malware removal. The top two ways malware gets on a system.. ads and email (often spammy ad ridden email). I will give adblock to every single one of my customers and tell them why. The shit has to stop.
"Still might come to pass" in 2050 is far different than "5 to 10 years" from 1978. But keep moving the goal posts and you may eventually figure out a way to prove them right.
Lets not use ad hominem, lets instruct the troll:
5-10 years in 1970 was for a time to start making hard decisions, from a report with limited data by experts in 1978
2050 is current estimate of OMG this is now a juggernaut we cant stop and everyone is in deep shit (except coastal areas, they are washed clean by the waters.
They are different milestones in a progression. Cherry picking and saying someone is moving the goalposts is ignorant at best or willfully negligent at worst.
If the worst does come to pass, it should be people like you who are strung up right after the boards of companies who willfully chose to do nothing.
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