Comcast is suing Vermont to get out of building 550 miles of new cable lines

By William Gayde ยท 34 replies
Sep 1, 2017
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  1. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,587   +1,708

    Crankey, the link you provided clearly shows Obama winning the majority of the vote for all minorities and women. The only category where he had a significant disadvantage was white men. To say that Barrack Obama won solely because of the black vote it categorically incorrect.

    Your statement of "If you want to believe that Barack Obama wasn't elected by 90% of blacks voting for him" is most certainly proven wrong by the link you yourself provided. It is impossible to win an election by any single minority group.

    "In the meantime, try and wrap you head around this, "higher education", is very often "specialized education". So, it doesn't necessarily create individuals who are more intelligent overall, just people who are smart in their chosen field."

    Not at all in fact. I haven't been to a college that doesn't require general education courses and in fact many fields of specialization require a higher level of general education as they tend to lean on wider swaths of different subjects. For example, for my computer science and computer graphics 401, both required calculus, english, speaking, and logical skills. In fact that's how I got my intensive speaking course requirement credits. Leaning on only one source of knowledge, what you know becomes rigid and stale. You must expand your view in order to advance.

    "Legend has it that Albert Einstein could barely tie his shoes, but in theoretical physics, nobody could touch him.."

    The workings of the body and the workings of the mind are not mutually inclusive 100%.

    "And please don't make me try and interpret any more of your obnoxious sh!tposts, where you have what I said outside of quotes, and all mixed in with your bullsh!t"

    I hate to break this to you but the qoute system kind of did the same thing to you.

    "CODA: You'd think all this higher education you've been blabbering about, would enable you to do a simple, point by point, response, with the point you're trying to dispute, inside a quote box, with your answer outside, and directly underneath."

    You do realize that's what I'm doing correct? Excuse me if I'm not using TechSpot's quoting system to make the formatting a 100% but as you should be aware and as displayed in your comments, it is prone to breaking. Speaking of point by point responses, you are the kettle calling the pot black. None of your posts in this thread are point by point, you merely have one solid quote at top and then your block of text. You have zero grounds to criticize me in this regard.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,519   +3,035

    I have no problem with the quoting system. In this case you have what I said, and your response(s) to it in the same field. I'm also aware that the attribution must be copied and pasted before each separate section of the post you want to answer. Something which, you are apparently too lazy to bother with.

    As far as the black vote for Obama @93% goes, you can't stipulate to that being anything other than racism.

    In fact, the Democrats ran ads showing a young Barack, with his pure white mother in an obvious attempt to siphon off the white vote in his favor.

    And then they squelched his Chicago pastor going off on an anti-white racial tirade, which he was trying to pass off as a 'sermon'. The good preacher is a racist and an a**hole, the video made that very clear.

    And BTW, calculus is absolutely worthless toward the understanding of any of the social sciences, so don't pretend knowing it, give you any insight whatsoever on understanding human nature.
    So, the black vote was 19% of the total voter base, and Obama got something on the order of 17%, either just enough, or more than enough to get him elected. Figure it out, it's not calculus.

    And BTW, there are a lot more people from my world in this country, than there are those living in computer nerd colonies. All you see on the news these day is political hacks blaming the opioid crisis on doctors, and townships suing drug companies. That's because they have long lost, "the war on drugs",and are looking for someone else to blame. So, put on your long pants and come down here. I'll tell everybody on the block you're a narc. Should be fun! ;)

    I get the biggest kick out of you. You think you invented social protest, when you're really Johnnie come lately clowns to the party...

    Here's Jackson Browne from 1986:

    There's a shadow on the faces
    Of the men who fan the flames
    Of the wars that are fought in places
    Where we can't even say the names

    They sell us the president the same way
    They sell us our clothes and our cars
    They sell us everything from youth to religion
    The same time they sell us our wars
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  3. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Booster Posts: 112   +25

    This is why I love New Zealand we have one company that owns and maintains the fiber and every ISP has the same chance to sell their wares on it to you, non of this bullshit oh you want X isp's services well tough **** mate this concrap country you'll love us or not have any internet :mad:
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,519   +3,035

    Unfortunately, the ANZAC nations are hell on earth when it comes to the prices of durable goods...:eek:
  5. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Booster Posts: 112   +25

    Yeah agreed about the prices but atleast I have gigabit internet with unlimited data
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,169   +4,113

    Your prices can't be a 100 times higher than our prices, so you're getting a bargain.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,519   +3,035

    A lot of issues down under are with musical instruments, guitars in particular. Consequently they have a couple of local brands to take up some of the slack.(At least that's the area I'm experienced with, as I have a couple of web mates from there).

    Although, while I don't have gigabit internet, it is (AFAIK) unlimited. You just need to stay away from wireless....., er and Comcast.
  8. Athlonite

    Athlonite TS Booster Posts: 112   +25

    for what exactly most electronic gear here is atleast twice the price or near enough to twice the price of US prices take for example the Ryzen R7 1800x which costs (from Newegg) $449.99USD or NZ$615.73 yet the price we actually pay here for that CPU is $776.20 (and that was on special it's normally over $849.00NZD) or for another example the Vega 64 GPU US$679.99 or NZ$930.45 what we actually pay here for it $1,282.55 so yeah motherboards and ram are similarly very expensive cell phones TV's home audio all are way more expensive here than in the US even petrol and milk cost more here and geez we produce our own milk we don't import any and yet you pay less per Ltr for it than we do
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,519   +3,035

    Still, we buy milk by the quart and gas by the gallon. I'm not sure I'd be able to get used to asking for, or pumping my own gas by the "quart". BTW, what the heck is "petrol"? :confused:;)

    Back to the "sort of topic", is doesn't sound as though cheap internet is enough to balance the COLA in your favor.
  10. Luurch

    Luurch TS Enthusiast Posts: 30

    I think they are all owned by the same person they just have to have different names so the one or two owners can sit in a room together and troll us about mergers and problems with their service. Bottom line is all the same across the board they aren't here to be a fair company, or to give us what we would like to have from a utility company. I would like to see it standardized, and distributed by the cities and counties, Chattanooga TN, has a fiber network provided by the city, starts out pretty cheap too.
    I would personally like to see these "Taxes" that they charge us paid for by them, not by the end user, the 911 fees and what not, should not be incurred by us, we pay our taxes to the city/county/state that we live in. But even if they did that it would just be a reason for them to jack up the price again on something else that they really don't pay for.

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