* Posts by ClanArmstrong

10 posts • joined 26 Jul 2013

American cable giants go bananas after FCC slams broadband rollout

ClanArmstrong

Re: Free Internet

Depending on what type of automobile you have there is maybe and usually some kind of power source to charge up your tablet. I do agree that we can't eliminate books entirely, but time keeps slipping into the future and as they say art imitates life so people running around with tablets to process information is just around the corner.

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ClanArmstrong

Re: The report MUST be wrong!

In the late sixties Westinghouse built a city called Coral Springs just outside of Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Westinghouse had the forethought to put all the power cables underground and we were spared the ugly power poles and wires from pole to house. However, as population went from 400 to over 100,000 they brought in big "High Tension" power lines that ran down main street but it still does not look to bad. They also planned ahead for telecom and cable with pipes that a person could walk or crawl around in to do repairs. The first cable company was Coral Springs Cable, but that did not last to long as Adelphia bought them out and then when the brothers who owned Adelphia robbed their company and were sent to jail Comcast picked up the company along with big tax breaks from the city and they barely had to do anything for infrastructure due to the forethought of Westinghouse. If cable companies are going to steal from us then we should put our skills to use and rob them blind.

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ClanArmstrong
Big Brother

Re: It's much the same over here....

Wow ! I hear you. We really need to put a worldwide law together that politicians can't take contributions from anyone at all and in turn give them all the television air time they need at no cost. In the states we have the NSA creeping around listening or reading tons of communications. We went to Afghanistan and Iraq to protect our freedoms, but at home we need bring our military home to protect our rights. Start jailing these spooks.

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ClanArmstrong

Re: Please can we borrow him

Man that stinks. Fifteen Thousand for 150 feet of cable !! Can you hook up a little wireless transmitter to the line and hopefully go unnoticed. I remember in 1962 we were living in Thunder bay Ontario and my dad somehow swiped cable from the upstairs tenant. Am I understanding you correctly.

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ClanArmstrong

Free Internet

The 1996 Telecommunications Act was supposed to increase competition and drive down prices but all prices do is go up double from the initial one year deal that you the provider gives you. Plenty of federal grants were and are still being given to service providers to lay fiber along I-95 and the "Florida East Coast Railroad". Providers also get grant money to buy computing and telecom equipment. Most homes have some type of phone line, so as long as you are paying for phone, why can't the providers just turn Internet on also. We are already maxed out with regard to advertising hogging up screen real estate. VOIP costs nothing when your phone calls are routed over the Internet so all it boils down to is an ISP using your tax dollars to purchase equipment and have brilliant telecom guys set up a NOC. However, businessmen who build an ISP have aspirations of becoming millionaires as they pay the regular employees the least amount possible and use the cheapest or minimum amount of equipment they can get by with. I feel that if the coax, fiber or twisted pair is already at the residence then Internet can be delivered right along side phone at zero cost regardless of speed. Comcast seems to have no problem delivering 100mbps for $64 and unlimited long distance over VOIP for $30. Internet should be free and available everywhere. We will need this capability as more schools move students to tablets rather than paper textbooks. Soon homework will be submitted to the teacher over the web and one tablet can contain all the books a student would need for a year of school. The day will come when libraries will be a lot smaller than they are now. It is inevitable and exactly what our government has in mind. Save a tree make the net free!!

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Microsoft patch batch pre-alerts now for paying customers ONLY

ClanArmstrong

Re: Typical slick MBA stunt.

I agree 100%. Statistics can be massaged and massaged until you get an answer that makes you look good. Similar to putting on makeup or a politician in the "Good Old Boy" seat. Take this "Cloud" and shove it.

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ClanArmstrong

Patches hose PC

3 Times now I have had to rescue my machine from updates that caused hard drive issues and slowed down 8.1 in a big way. I think some of these updates that they put out corrupt files. With so much geared toward tablets etc. I notice many updates are for tablets but are destined for a PC. MSFT is probably more concerned with getting the update to work on tablets that they do not test hard enough for the PC. In addition the Windows Update program fails to load an update and crashes the app and sometimes the PC. Then you have to research and find out which update needs to go and which needs installed before the other.

Bottom Line: Do not set Update to auto install updates of any kind. Especially Drivers. If we follow this guidance then we do not need to know in advance about updates on the home front. No Auto-Installs.

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Symantec snaps up PasswordBank, touts SSO logins to biz

ClanArmstrong

Paranoid

This single sign-on business makes me nervous. Microsoft is being a little forceful with its single sign-on. I would not doubt that they enforce SSO a little more with Microsoft Blue. Why do you'all think the giants are moving us toward SSO and free storage. "Free Cheese in a Mousetrap", they will mine and massage your web travels and even the use of your computer and sell the statistical data. Otherwise, why so anxious to buy out a 20 person firm and pull a Microsoft. The giants want to control the SSO market; next step, only the giant's Servers will handle the SSO to the Cloud. There has to be big dollars in guarding the cloud gates. But, maybe I am just guessing. I do not really know enough to get ahead of them on the chessboard. What do you'all think ?

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Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine

ClanArmstrong

Really !!

What possible trouble could they get into by serving a customer on a bicycle, a horse or a Great Dane? Stupid Rule. They should have had the lady wait off to the side and brought her food outside to her. Issue resolved. I am not the sharpest tack in the box, but is the world suffering from a lack of common sense?

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ACLU warns of mass tracking of US drivers by government spycams

ClanArmstrong

When are we going to start looking at the character and smarts of Public Officials. Something needs to be done PDQ or lots of DATA will fall into a black hole. Even if they do put proper restrictions in like delete any no hits; there will be all of the DATA before the fix that has already been sold to God knows who. I live in a "Homeowners Association" and in my opinion all the state and federal agencies are just as stupid and ego centric as a HOA, but larger. We need to have Public Officials take some kind of test or meet a not an idiot standard before electing them. The public needs straight no-spin information on politicians from a trusted un-biased third party untouchable by any lobbies or special interests. One dead give away is officials that cheat on their wives. "Cheat on your wife, Cheat on me" if they will cheat on someone they love then what kind of honesty can we expect. We can not discount a lie because of the way the story is worded, "White Lies" being unacceptable of course. It is so sad to think that we are losing freedoms due to our own ignorance and that of our elected officials. I wonder who is in line for all the "Camera Contracts". In the end money is driver that gets anything done in this country. We are as bad as Mexican Jailers.

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