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Comment Great, but is it a la carte? (Score 1) 21

Until someone can let me select from a list of available channels for $1-$5 (each) a month (think CW to HBO), maybe with a minimum $25 dollar a month charge, this is all just a variant of what is already available. Also, let me watch a marathon of movies that I want no matter how old/new - "Casablanca", "The Thing", "Real Genius", and "Serenity" - for a $1 - $2 each. When someone has that type of service available things will get interesting.

Comment Re:alternate email address (Score 2) 108

I have my own domain and any email address that does not have a dedicated mailbox gets sent to the admin 'catch-all' mailbox. If I sign up for something anything that wants an email address I usually use businessname@mydomain.com for the address. I get a lot of funny looks when I feed back an email address with their name in it (even had a few people accuse me of attempting to hack their system by doing this!). I just let my email reader filter things to different folders based on the incoming email address. If I see a bunch of spam in one I can send it right back to the business and tell them why I am now blocking their email. I used to do the same thing with my snail mail by modifying the spelling of my street name. If I started getting junk mail to that version, I would take out all the personal info, jam the rest into their pre-paid envelopes and send it back to them.

Comment Download food and clean water! (Score 1) 76

What is crazy is 'the Big Z' is worrying about 4 billion people not having internet access when there still a 'few' people out there that do not have food, clean water, medicine, etc. If he would take some of his and FaceBooks 'net worth' and use it to address some of those problems first, he might gain a little credibility. I believe you should be allowed to make all the money you can (even with something with as little true value as FaceBook, IMO), but if you want to earn some respect, put a little of it too good use, at home and abroad.

Comment Just watch the movie "Idiocracy" (Score 2) 311

The first 15 minutes explain everything. The average person is not interested in a thought provoking article on a politicians policy on government spending, details on a new medical procedure, or common sense advice on how to eat better. They want to know who the politician slept with (and what techniques they used), how someones plastic surgery went horribly wrong so they look like John Merrick, or what drug they can take to lose weight while stuffing their faces with fast food and Ding Dongs. (Ding Dongs are OK every so often ;-) People will buy or watch the latter material and ignore / not understand the other.

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