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Comment Can confirm (Score 4, Insightful) 54

Back in college I worked tech support at the local small town ISP (San Marcos Internet, in San Marcos, TX, if anybody is wondering). It was about as two-bit of an operation as it could be. Although their transfer speeds couldn't come close to what the bigger players in town offered (TWC, Grande Communications), people absolutely LOVED us for the simple reason that we actually cared about our customers, which they found absolutely refreshing compared to the treatment they'd get from the bigger guys. We'd do things like have people bring their computers in so that we could fix all the fucked up things wrong with them (remove viruses, spyware, etc). Eventually they got scooped up by one of the bigger guys (Grande), which really pissed a lot of folks off.

Comment Re:The same as Apple 20 years ago (Score 1) 236

I don't remember it that way at all. I remember thinking how nice the brand new Macs in our computer lab were after upgrading from Apple II's. Then my dad brought home our first home computer (a 486SX, running at 33 MHz with 4 gigs of RAM) and thinking how it felt like a cheap knockoff compared to what my school had.

Comment Re:Luke Cage and Daredevil Season 2 were awesome (Score 3, Insightful) 90

I think the long-term game for Netflix is probably convincing more studios to make content for it to distribute, and that is disruptive.

To add on to this, I think they're also wanting to get to a point where they have enough of their own original content to strike cross-licensing deals with other studios to distribute their content in exchange for letting them distribute Netflix's.

Comment Re:How dows this make sense? (Score 1) 149

What if black people were more likely to default on a loan? Would you be OK with charging black people more than white people?

I understand what you're saying, and I understand why people might take various demographic information into account, but you (presumably) wouldn't support making legal random searches on black men, just because one in three end up in jail at some point in their life. We understand at a fundamental level that THAT is wrong.

People should be judged on their worthiness based on what they've done, not how they were born. A loan shouldn't be based on sex or colour.

On a related note, why is it ok for auto insurance companies to charge men more for policies than women?

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