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Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 2) 990

Most (more than 90%) have power where they park. If you disagree with the facts, take them up with those that did the study, rather than raging all over those who are just pointing out the facts in the article. Shooting the messenger is more fun, because they are easier to find, and more likely to not bother to argue the point, as it's obviously not worth it.

It's a self fulfilling prophesy. 90% have power where they park because otherwise they wouldn't buy the electric car in the first place.

Comment Re:This is nonsense, a troll article, a waste of t (Score 1) 236

Just count the responses right here that already spelled out the solution by blocking and white listing. Why is anybody even discussing this anymore??

Because white listing doesn't work when you don't know the number from which someone is calling you, even if it a legitimate call.

Because black listing doesn't work because the spammers are spoofing their CallerID to be any number they want.

Comment Re:Just hope there is no incident that happens (Score 1) 537

Yes, you should avoid it completely.

You probably don't remember but back in the 80s when you had no cellphone, you probably died 3 or 4 times per year because you couldn't call the emergency services.

You jest, but the people that did die in 80s because help couldn't get there soon enough aren't around to tell you their story.

It's call Survivorship Bias.

Comment Re:Monopoly? (Score 1) 175

Acknowledged on the money thing. Yet, my question is: Why cannot Hulu, et al, also have the same deal simultaneously? Or, perhaps a different deal? How is it different that I should have the right to choose my ISP? I get that different ISPs offer different packages (i.e. speeds, etc...), yet it is still access to the internet and all the content there in it's multitude of forms. Seems to be a grey area here.

Because Netflix, etc wants exclusive deals. Remember that their goal is to have content that will drive membership. They make money by getting people to subscribe to their service. If you can get the same content elsewhere, then you have no reason to sign up for Netflix, thus vastly reducing its worth to Netflix.

Comment Re:Monopoly? (Score 1) 175

Correct me if I'm wrong, yet is this not along the lines of a monopoly? What if I prefer Amazon Prime, or Hulu? Now I have to have Netflix , too?! How about if Disney just make their content available to ALL providers. Let the market compete for the content. It's the American way, isn't it?!

The market had the chance to compete for the content. Apparently Netflix offered Disney a better deal for the content than Hulu, et al. Disney doesn't make movies just to make us happy. They do it to make money. That is the American Way.

Comment Re:TIVO (Score 1) 236

You can get a TIVO Mini as well and connect that to your network. It uses the tuner in the main TIVO box (of which there are 4 or 6), so you don't need to physically 'split' the antenna signal. It's like having two TiVOs, but they share the same hard drive.

Comment TIVO (Score 2) 236

I didn't see TIVO mentioned, so 'TIVO'

The Roamio I have cost $300 with lifetime service and I have an antenna. The TIVO combines my Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and Netflix down in to one interface.

If I want to see episodes of (say) Stargate SG-1, it'll show me what's available from my streaming sources. If an episode isn't available, it'll record it for me when it comes on the air. It's really a fantastic solution and keeps all of my services in one spot instead of having to bounce between them. The software on the TIVO is really the killer app.

Before that, I had a Mac Mini & HDHomeRun with EyeTV software. That handled all of my recording needs, but I still needed Safari for Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Comment Re:Eh? Sorry Verizon (Score 1) 176

Once a person is on a plan, the "plan" cannot change without prior written consent of the customer.

Have fun with your class action lawsuit there Verizon., you're gonna end up giving all the grandfathered accounts free unlimited for life.

Does this still apply if the customers are on a month-by-month plan? There's no contract at that point, as the contracts only lasted two years and they have long since expired.

Submission + - Verizon Wireless to Upcharge Grandfathered Unlimited Data Users $20 (

nicholasjay writes: In November Verizon Wireless is going to start charging its customers with the grandfathered 'unlimited data' plans an extra $20 for the data. This is obviously an attempt to get people off of the old unlimited data plans. I'm hoping they won't go through with this plan, but right now I'm weighing all my options.

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