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Comment Re:More channel choice is needed (Score 1) 74

Why can't ESPN be it's own $8-12 /mo package?

Take a look at Playstation VUE's packages (no, you don't have to have a playstation to use it, I'm on the latest version of Amazon FireTV):

I get the Core Slim package for about $35/mo..has all the ESPN channels, and the SEC Channel.

This is part of my cord cutting package.

Just FYI...the VUE application is too much for the PS3 unit if you do have one...the guide just doesn't work well. And on the Roku 3..the Guide is not a true guide like on the Amazon FireTV. I'm guessing the Roku 4 is good too since it has more hardware, but I've not tried it yet.

Comment Re:Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss? (Score 2) 74

Problem is that the way many companies price things, you don't save that much by cutting the TV. I have TWC and it's only like $20 cheaper/month if I cut TV and keep high speed internet. What we really need is a lot more competition, but the last mile problem is monopolized. I expect sooner or later somebody (Google, others) will find a way to solve that, as there is way too much money to be made by disrupting that last mile. It might end up being wireless last mile with other frequencies, mesh networks, etc. Or low orbit satellites.

Interesting, I'm cutting the cord, but I'm not counting my internet into the equation.

I have a business internet connection at home, I need it for work, so I'd have it regardless of any other need.

I have a business connection from Cox Cable for $69/mo....it is an old one that is grandfathered in. But nothing is bundled with it.

But I use AT&T Uverse, U200 package for TV and with it in 2x rooms, it was about $113/mo.

I've set up an OTA antenna that pulls in all my local channels. I hooked that into a Tivo Roamio OTA box for DVR, and I also have a couple of Tivo Minis for the office and bedroom TVs...and that streams the live and DVR'ed stuff to all rooms I need.

For what I call my "cable channels" that I would miss, like news (CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc) and other entertainment like TCM, FX, TBS...all the ESPN's...I subscribed to Playstation VUE streaming, which runs on the Amazon FireTV (new version with better hardware) and have a box for that on each TV. The Playstation VUE system has a DVR like functionality built into it too, for show you "like" it records and keeps for at least 28 days. I liked this feature plus the better channel selection than SlingTV gave.

I got the 70+ channels package from VUE and is about $35/mo.

I was already streaming Netflix and have Amazon Prime.

So, I dropped my bill from $113 to $35 a month. I'm quite happy.

I've been trying to watch all the DVR content off my Uverse box and have almost done that. Likely after this weekend, I tell Uverse to take their equipment back and just enjoy what I have which I love so far.

I fiigure in about 8 or so months roughly, I'll break even on my equipment.

Comment Re:Two types of laws (Score 1) 250

Where in his press conference did Comey say that what Hillary did was not uncommon?
Did the head of the FBI really say that it was not uncommon for people in our government to handle classified information "extremely carelessly" (which, BTW, is another way of saying "with extreme negligence", which is what the law specifies as the violation)? If so, that is scary.
The problem with your explanation is that there ARE numerous cases of people who were thrown in jail for LESSER violations of the same law.

Comment Propaganda through their employees (Score 1) 219

I have a friend who works for Amazon complaining about having to sign for a (very low cost) shipment he got through UPS from Amazon. Then he said he couldn't wait for Amazon to have their own delivery service so he wouldn't have to do such ridiculous things anymore. He clearly did not realize that the reason the UPS driver needed his signature was because AMAZON chose the "signature required" option when they shipped it.

Amazon is going to do the same thing in many ways, request that UPS or Fedex do something which is inconvenient for their customer and then use it to make the customer prefer the Amazon shipping service (similar to the sorts of things they did to make people think Prime was a great deal).

Comment Re: News Flash! (Score 1) 443

I agree with the other poster, if you really love someone, you are willing to die for them. In fact it is selfish, as you cannot imagine life without them and you do not wish to live without them.

That is a strange definition of love my friend.

I've loved many. I've been in love many times.

But when it boils down to it..to brass tacks as they say.

The ONLY person I cannot live without...is me.

I'll do all I can for those I love and my family, but die for them...is NOT one of those things.

My life is the most precious things I own. It is truly the only thing I own when it comes to it.

And if it is between you and me...I'd do everything I possibly could to make sure it was not me that died.

I'd assume nothing less from anyone one else.

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 1) 443

You can't think of anyone you would sacrifice your life for? That's kind of sad.

Why is that sad?

I'm sorry, I just have a high prize on my life. Again, as far as I know, I only get ONE shot at life, that's it.

I cannot fathom what situation would ever present itself where would consider my life to be worth less than any single other human on the face of the earth.

I'm a caring, giving person, but only to the point mainly where MY life is on the balance.

I don't see that as being sad, I just have my values. If someone ELSE wants to sacrifice their lives for a cause or someone else, well, that's their choice and more power to them.

Who or what would YOU trade your very life for?

Comment Re:Who cares if they actually help (Score 1) 140

You won't get the 'preferred rate' then. It will be the same deal as refusing to use a Loyalty Card at Kroeger. That juicy steak is now priced $12 instead of $8.75.

Well, for those places that actually STILL do this loyalty card thing, I can readily give them false information, and pay cash when I need the discount....and be invisible to them.

This actually can be kinda fun to screw a little with their demographics. In the past, they've thought I was a 97 year old Swedish woman name Juanita, and I have to guess for that demographic I buy a lot of booze, beer, wine and other fun things at the grocery store they'd not expect....

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 2) 443

I figure as far as I know, I have this one shot at life.

I like it so far....

I can't think of anything or anyone that would be worth sacrificing my life for....

I'd just as soon watch the Mars progress on TV and enjoy beer, Air Conditioning and less threat of death....you guys have fun with that up there!!

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