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Comment College Fund (Score 3, Insightful) 234

Hopefully this will amount to a nice college fund for the kid. But in reality, the parents will use all the money to buy TVs and a car. I can't believe the father quit his job over this. Does he really think this is really gonna support his family in 5 years time?
Also, this kid is gonna have to live with this for the rest of his life.

Comment Re:Ads (Score 1) 190

We tout innovation but apparently no one can innovate a way out of using the same ad model for decades. I prefer subscriptions. I'm a happy subscriber of Marvel Digital Comics. Also had HBO at one point. Why can't we subscribe to the channels we want and not pay for the ones we don't want(a la carte). Or better yet have a subscription model per show. The show you like will be ad free while the others, which you'll probably ignore, run like they usually do.

Comment Ads (Score 3, Insightful) 190

I despise how everything I now want to interact with (TV, Internet, video games, the old paper media) must be all based on ads. Can't somebody think of a better way? And if I have a subscription, can't I receive an ad free version. Thank (your favorite deity) for AdBlock and the mute button. I remember a time when there were only two commercial breaks when watching a TV program, now it's four. It sometimes feels like there is more commercials than actual program. I demand that these media outlets pay me for watching these ads. I might actually pay attention to them if I was paid to watch them.

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