I get charged a $10 broadcast programming fee for channels I can get with an antenna...and I can't opt out. I can't say "just give me everything but the broadcast channels" and lose them. Nope, just $10 for something I can get for free.
I get that this is because the broadcast channels charge cable companies for carriage, but let me opt out.
Of the 108 billion people who have ever lived, about 7 billion are still alive. Therefore, statistically the chance of death is only about 93%.
French Asians are mostly Tunisian, Algerian, Moroccan, etc
LOL WTF? Those countries are in North Africa. (Hell, they don't even count as the "Middle East" either, because they're as far west as France is itself.) No way is the average French person that ignorant about geography!
Also, even if it had not been replaced by conquest, the GP's argument makes about as much sense as claiming Americans speak German because the Angles were speaking a northwest Germanic language 1500 years ago.
Generally it's from some stupid millennial, or the mouthpiece of a social networking company that offers a messaging feature that, for all intents and purposes, is email (except with centralization, censorship, advertising and data-mining). What they really mean is "we wish email were dead, so everyone would be forced to become one of our users and we could become the new defacto email".
I was explaining what the grandparent poster said because the parent poster misunderstood.
Also, for Christians (as opposed to Jews or Muslims), stuff Jesus said should be considered to supersede stuff Moses said.
No, he was suggesting exactly the opposite: that any sort of tolerance (let alone support) for war is anti-Christian, so priests etc. should be condemning armies instead of blessing them.
you don't get to save money by owning your own modem. The modem is "free".
It's entirely possible for that to be a lie anyway.
For example, when I had basic cable TV through Comcast (which I accepted solely because they refused to give me a lower internet-only rate than they would offer for the bundle), I was issued "free" cable box ("free" because it was the first one on the account). I later decided that if I'm forced to buy the service then I might as well use it and had them issue me a CableCard instead. When I got my next bill, I saw a line item subtracting the rental fee for the "free" cable box and another line item adding the rental fee for the CableCard. The CableCard fee was cheaper, so the total net cost actually dropped something like $2.50 below the advertised rate that I had been paying before.
Huh??? DOCSIS requires backwards compatibility, both for the head end and the modems themselves. Any DOCSIS n hardware is compatible with n+k and n-k for all values of k. There's absolutely no reason for your cable company's head end to not negotiate a connection with your existing cable modem. You just won't get the faster speeds provided by the newer standard.
Maybe that's true, the same thing happened to me: alleged backwards compatibility didn't stop Comcast from causing my DOCSIS 2.0 (Linksys BEFC-MU10) modem to stop being able to connect. The DOCSIS 3.0 replacement (Zoom 6341j) I bought worked.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Comcast intentionally configured their network to reject connections from DOCSIS 2.0 modems even if they were supposed to still work, in hopes that some people who owned modems would start renting (or just to punish people for having the audacity not to rent). It's just the kind of thing those criminal, corrupt fuckers would do.
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