Re: Of course they don't use it
It sounds like you're arguing against the need for pool safety fences around pools.
45 posts • joined 7 Mar 2016
Hard to see how it would chase people away, with its forcing a stupid timeline structure on us, telling us we want to be friends with people 7degrees of Bacon away from our actual friends, the massive amount of ads scattered everywhere, the required separate apps for separate functions with stupid update notes that don't say anything... yeah it's a real mystery why people are moving away...
I was off work for a few days and specifically wanted to check it out, because AT&T stores and tech support were giving me conflicting answers on home data (they would both say yes and no to "will it count towards home bandwidth", depending on who you talked to). Before the test ran I killed off all other streaming devices and unplugged them so they were literally unpowered. After the test, I left the devices off and usage has dropped to nearly nothing. I am highly confident if I switch on DTN and let it run, I'll see the same results.
Early adopters of the service were given a "free" AppleTV with 3 month subscription of the $35 plan. It was cheaper to subscribe for the ATV than buying a new ATV directly from Apple. In addition, streaming DirecTV Now data over LTE/3G used zero data if you are an AT&T user.
For the cons - there is an issue where the streams you watch are continually crashing. One "official" fix has been to delete the app and - wait for it - reinstall the app. This didn't work. So you might be seeing inflated downloads from this process. Finally, if you're streaming at home over your AT&T U-Verse account, data IS counted. Helpdesk says this is normal as AT&T can't tell that you're streaming over their pipes... Naturally this is bogus, of course AT&T can tell. They had just implemented hard data caps at $10/50gb overage only a month before releasing Now.
We watched DirecTV Now for a few days and blew through 20% of our terabyte allotment, which is a problem.
If my adblocker is blocking legit posts, it's not the adblocker I'd blame but the host for putting legit posts in the same style containers as ads. I already miss important posts from friends and family thanks to the crazy algorithms in place.
I am always shocked at how dirty some sites are when an adblocker is not used. It should be a mandatory part of Chrome, Firefox, and IE these days.
People only hire people that remind themselves of... themselves. A white dude who grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth is hardly going to see similarities with someone who fought and earned everything the hard way growing up.
Naturally there are exceptions to the rule, as there are nice people everywhere. But you'll see the majority of hires are clones of the hirer/hiring committee. The same school, preppy appearance, speech patterns..
While your configuration was most likely fine, it's government. Everything has to be approved so everybody has to feel important. And you're not allowed to have original ideas without prior-approval, which you can get in advance of thinking you'll need prior-approval by filling out form I-93-V3 in biro (medium, black).
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