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Comment Re:Offtopic (Score 2) 147

The stories aren't related. My educated guess is that the promoted articles are the ones with the highest amount of posts or are the "most engaging" as determined by user up and down votes. The number of people responding to slashdot stories has plummeted so dramatically in the past year or so that I think that the powers that be feel they are better off promoting generic stories that mathematically qualify as "what the people want" than creating some sort of metadata-driven recommendations consumers "should" find useful. Plus, it's less work to maintain, and these editors are clearly nothing if not flat-out lazy.

Comment Re:Comcast good for broadband only (Score 1) 141

I think it's like that everywhere - so I finally gave up spending $80/month for internet (75Mbs with my own modem) and nearly $140/month for DirecTV and combined TV with internet for $100/month from one company. I'm not quite as happy about the TV service, but it's over $100/month - TV's just not worth it.

Comment Re:Six million soon-to-be-unhappy Comcast customer (Score 1) 141

Well, I'd been a happy 25Mbs comcast subscriber for quite some time, but was looking forward to the day that some company would run fiber into my neighborhood. Google announced the Atlanta area, but not in the suburbs where I live.

Then AT&T came through announcing their fiber in my neighborhood, and within weeks I got a letter from comcast telling me I could upgrade my service. Still, I haven't had customer service problems with comcast's internet folks, the uptime has been great. Competition is great. I may switch to AT&T, but I've heard such terrible customer service stories.... and I've heard stories about comcast that don't reflect my experience, so I don't know how much to make out of the complaints. Of course, people don't jump up and down ranting about good service, so the negativity always seems to over represent customer experience for pretty much every company, but I don't see why, with my upgraded speeds and (so far) great service, I should risk change.

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