Jewfro_Macabbi writes: Last week, the Jill Stein for President campaign placed over a hundred thousand dollars worth of airtime on cable TV nationally and in select markets across the country. The ads were scheduled to air September 4th through September 6th. Yesterday Google, which served as a broker for national satellite and cable television ad placements, informed Jill Stein's campaign that they were censoring the campaign's ads due to "inappropriate language." (The ads in question can be viewed here: http://www.jillstein.org/first_tv_ad_campaign).
The ads comply with FCC regulations regarding appropriate content, and federal law prohibits broadcasters from censoring ads submitted by candidates for public office.
Jewfro_Macabbi writes: Are you a Linux user considering Alltel's mobile broadband internet service? You may want to think again. After several month of poor service (constant dropped connections), and several months of filing complaints I canceled my mobile broadband service with Alltel. I find paying $59.99 per month for a service offering 50/50 reliability objectionable. In usual manner, I was accessed a $200 early termination fee. I did pay the fee, but I also filed a Better Business Bureau complaint. I consider Alltel broke the contract in failing to adequately provide the service. The most interesting thing, was Alltel's response:
"our records show that Ms. X is currently using an operating system named "Linux". Ms. X was advised that Alltel does not support this system. The operating system "Linux" caused Ms. X to lose her connection or reboot her computer."
I'd like to mention the company which manufacturers the wireless card sold by Alltel (Franklin Wireless CDU-550) makes an official Linux driver. My Linux computer has no issues with "rebooting", I believe that's a well known problem with other OS's. I'd also like to mention that my Windows XP computers had no better luck in maintaining an internet connection.
Jewfro_Macabbi writes: Comcast and Panda Networks are in meetings to decide such thorny questions as "what options and controls consumers should have when using P2P apps" and whether or not "P2P users should have the right to control their computers' resources when using P2P applications."