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Comment Re:Would they believe (Score 1) 348

I still HAVE my 300 baud C-64 modem. Still have he C-128, with dual 1571's, the light pen, koala pad, and exactly 2 working games. Lode Runner and Choplifter. Those were the two I had on cartridge. ALL the floppies were wiped by a lightning strike near the house. Computers were so much more fun back then....

Comment Re: get rid of monthly fees (Score 1) 50

I already got that feature about a month ago, and it is AWESOME! I hit channel up, and the entire commercial break is gone. The only caveat is that you have to wait at least a minute or so after the program has ended for the skip icon to appear in the list, showing that you can use the skip feature. You also cannot catch up to a live recording with the auto-commercial skip. Some channels do not get the feature at all, but they have been adding stations regularly. A "Special News Report" that interrupts a show sometimes breaks the auto-skip.

All that being said, most of what I watch has autoskip available, and it has really been bulletproof. It's the feature I have been wanting for 15 years, starting when I bought my first tivo, and they got it dead right.

Comment Re:All Robocalls should be illegal (Score 1) 108

I have a call blocker installed at home, and it is awesome. When someone calls from a blocked number or a "Private" or "No Info" number, my house phones never even ring.

The only problem is that it commonly blocks known good callers if the phone company doesn't display the caller ID info fast enough. It keeps me from calling the house from my cell on a fairly regular basis. No bid deal, just redial. I have had complaints from several family members that it keeps dropping their calls, but that is a small price to pay to be able to watch an entire movie without someone interrupting me to try and sell me something via cold call.

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