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(Ars Technica)   If Comcast ever gave you a large brown bag filled with $100 bills, they have a slight favor to ask   (arstechnica.com) divider line 24
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2014-08-23 04:03:59 PM  
they gave me a large flaming brown bag of shiat for service, support, and fees
 
2014-08-23 05:28:40 PM  
Comcast must be trying to bribe the public for support and a more positive view of them, because I just got a nice letter from Comcast saying that at no additional charge, my internet speeds have been doubled to 105 Mbps. Now I just need to upgrade my modem.
 
2014-08-23 05:54:15 PM  
There's a lesson here, kiddos. Bribe the right people, and that means whatever you so is the right thing. Morally, ethically, legally- you'll be right. So do whatever it takes to get money so you can bribe people, too. Just make sure they're the right ones.
 
2014-08-23 06:49:31 PM  

eKonk: There's a lesson here, kiddos. Bribe the right people, and that means whatever you so is the right thing. Morally, ethically, legally- you'll be right. So do whatever it takes to get money so you can bribe people, too. Just make sure they're the right ones.


Killing the right people has a similar effect and is much cheaper; It's just a bit riskier.
 
2014-08-23 06:59:35 PM  

skinink: Comcast must be trying to bribe the public for support and a more positive view of them, because I just got a nice letter from Comcast saying that at no additional charge, my internet speeds have been doubled to 105 Mbps. Now I just need to upgrade my modem.


They'll gladly rent the modem to you for $50 and the $10/month after that. Then they'll charge you an unreturned equipment fee when you move out even though you returned it.
 
2014-08-23 07:33:55 PM  
Enjoy your "free market".  Farkin' libertarians.
 
2014-08-23 07:50:33 PM  

skinink: Comcast must be trying to bribe the public for support and a more positive view of them, because I just got a nice letter from Comcast saying that at no additional charge, my internet speeds have been doubled to 105 Mbps. Now I just need to upgrade my modem.


Good deal here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product .aspx?Item=N82E16825122015
 
2014-08-23 07:53:34 PM  
Comcast stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them to drop a million or so to get their way.
 
2014-08-23 07:56:03 PM  
Comcast stands to make hundreds of millions by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them in the least to drop a million or so. They will model it after cable TV and make money off content providers and consumers.
 
2014-08-23 08:11:24 PM  
This country is divided on so many things it's ridiculous.  This is one issue where there is bipartisan support among the voters to stop the merger.  And it will still get passed.  The system is broken.
 
2014-08-23 08:13:34 PM  

nyseattitude: Comcast stands to make hundreds of millions by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them in the least to drop a million or so. They will model it after cable TV and make money off content providers and consumers.


Try billions. The end of Net Neutrality is another step toward the Corporate Congress.
 
2014-08-23 08:33:15 PM  

ajgeek: nyseattitude: Comcast stands to make hundreds of millions by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them in the least to drop a million or so. They will model it after cable TV and make money off content providers and consumers.

Try billions. The end of Net Neutrality is another step toward the Corporate Congress.


Bingo. It won't take much to get there, thanks to all of the "good" Comcast and others have done. No mention of the billions stolen by telecom providers (remember the "fiber to the last mile" promises a decade or so ago?) or the billions lost due to our obsolescing infrastructure, as such companies passed along the dough to their shareholders and executives instead of continuing to ramp up to a true high-speed net?
 
2014-08-23 09:40:38 PM  
Sad tag? It's farking obvious.

No one in either company has been talking "if". Literally everyone uses the word "when".

Is someone still under the impression everything in our government isn't wholly owned by monied interests?  How could you possibly think the FCC would tell them no? Who do you think they serve?

If there was oversight or justice in this sector/industry, do you really thing they'd get away with charging people fee's upon fees for participating in this fiefdom monopolies lacking any competition or realistic expectation of service deliver? People walking around with $200 bills for just their cable and another one just like it for their phone. And each one works whenever it wants to because fark you and your national infrastructure.

If you see the word "federal" just understand what that farking word actually means.

Federal = Corporate

There's another association people need to remember:

Citizen = Involuntary Consumer
 
2014-08-23 10:08:43 PM  

nyseattitude: Comcast stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them to drop a million or so to get their way.


Not just Comcast.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-08-23 10:16:55 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Enjoy your "free market".  Farkin' libertarians.


How retarded are you?

Obama just put the chief lobbyist for the cable and cellular phone industries in charge of the FCC, and at a recent fundraiser in the home of a Comcast exec said "I have been here so much, the only thing I haven't done in this house is have seder dinner."

The rich own both parties.
 
2014-08-23 10:18:24 PM  
I'm so glad Comcast's monopoly of suck doesn't extend to the part of the city I moved to.

/loves Wave
 
2014-08-23 10:20:24 PM  

BullBearMS: BumpInTheNight: Enjoy your "free market".  Farkin' libertarians.

How retarded are you?

Obama just put the chief lobbyist for the cable and cellular phone industries in charge of the FCC, and at a recent fundraiser in the home of a Comcast exec said "I have been here so much, the only thing I haven't done in this house is have seder dinner."

The rich own both parties.


  Bless your heart. the concept of quoting text escape you?  You poor thing.
 
2014-08-23 10:45:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BullBearMS: BumpInTheNight: Enjoy your "free market".  Farkin' libertarians.

How retarded are you?

Obama just put the chief lobbyist for the cable and cellular phone industries in charge of the FCC, and at a recent fundraiser in the home of a Comcast exec said "I have been here so much, the only thing I haven't done in this house is have seder dinner."

The rich own both parties.

  Bless your heart. the concept of quoting text escape you?  You poor thing.


Is that your idea of a snappy comeback?

24.media.tumblr.com

I'll repeat. Comcast owns both parties.

In 2013 five former members of Congress were among those registered as lobbying for Comcast, including former Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln and former Senate Republican Whip Don Nickles. Meredith Attwell Baker, a former FCC commissioner who voted in 2011 to let Comcast buy NBCUniversal, now lobbies for Comcast. "This is a company that is playing all the angles, making sure that they have an open door on both sides of the aisle," says Sheila Krumholz, the Center for Responsive Politics' executive director.
 
2014-08-23 11:53:24 PM  

nyseattitude: Comcast stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating net neutrality. Doesn't phase them to drop a million or so to get their way.


I don't usually do this, but it's faze dammit.

/pet peave
 
2014-08-24 12:25:27 AM  
Our politicians are bought and sold?  Say it isn't so!  :O  < my shocked face.
 
2014-08-24 12:38:36 AM  
Revolving door. When I become emperor, I'll involuntarily draft those who can do the jobs.

Everyone who's been through those revolving doors will have all assets seized, and be demoted to maintaining public toilets.

/I have a dream
 
2014-08-24 06:00:15 AM  

BullBearMS: Is that your idea of a snappy comeback?


I'll spell it out for you muffin:  Quoting things tends to put them in a satirical tone.  We're both in agreement but you're an idiot.
 
2014-08-24 12:33:30 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BullBearMS: Is that your idea of a snappy comeback?

I'll spell it out for you muffin:  Quoting things tends to put them in a satirical tone.  We're both in agreement but you're an idiot.


Oh, so it's a "snappy comeback" then.
 
2014-08-24 03:26:40 PM  
The favor is, "May I tell you how Xfinity is better than U-verse?", and I take the bag of $100 bills
and slam the door.....free money and no idiotic sales pitch.
 
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