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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 am
by Col Hogan
Chizzang wrote:

Mmmm Hmmm...
Do you see how many Cable Companies there are
Comcast and Time Warner

Back in the early 90's there were three dozen major players
all competing to provide the best product at the most competitive price and options

Do you want to know what's going to happen with "Craft Beer"
Take a few guesses remembering that this is America and favorable legislation can be purchased

:lol:

I'll give Craft Been about 10 more years
Honest question...I get my cable from a company not named Comcast or Time Warner...and when I went to sign onto the Smithsonian app, there were lots of choices for providers...

So, why do you say there are only two???

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am
by Ibanez
Chizzang wrote:

Mmmm Hmmm...
Do you see how many Cable Companies there are
Comcast and Time Warner

Back in the early 90's there were three dozen major players
all competing to provide the best product at the most competitive price and options

Do you want to know what's going to happen with "Craft Beer"
Take a few guesses remembering that this is America and favorable legislation can be purchased

:lol:

I'll give Craft Been about 10 more years
Oh yeah... I forgot: Dilly Dilly
1) it's Spectrum, not Time Warner. Keep up, dilly dilly. 8-)
2) What about Verizon, AT&T, Cox, Charter, Suddenlink, Cable One, Comporium, Google Fiber, Earthlink, Hughesnet, Sprint or Charter (these are ISP, but it's quickly becoming all in one) (to name a few).

But you said cable so we have Comcast, Charter, Wow, AT&T, Dish Network, Verizon, Cox, Google Fiber, TPG, Windstream, etc... and those are the MAJOR companies. Regional companies, like Comporium (which is over 100 yrs old) have figured out how to survive. I'll give you a hint: favorable legislation. :thumb:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am
by Ibanez
Col Hogan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:

Mmmm Hmmm...
Do you see how many Cable Companies there are
Comcast and Time Warner

Back in the early 90's there were three dozen major players
all competing to provide the best product at the most competitive price and options

Do you want to know what's going to happen with "Craft Beer"
Take a few guesses remembering that this is America and favorable legislation can be purchased

:lol:

I'll give Craft Been about 10 more years
Honest question...I get my cable from a company not named Comcast or Time Warner...and when I went to sign onto the Smithsonian app, there were lots of choices for providers...

So, why do you say there are only two???
THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK!

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:00 am
by Chizzang
Col Hogan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:

Mmmm Hmmm...
Do you see how many Cable Companies there are
Comcast and Time Warner

Back in the early 90's there were three dozen major players
all competing to provide the best product at the most competitive price and options

Do you want to know what's going to happen with "Craft Beer"
Take a few guesses remembering that this is America and favorable legislation can be purchased

:lol:

I'll give Craft Been about 10 more years
Honest question...I get my cable from a company not named Comcast or Time Warner...and when I went to sign onto the Smithsonian app, there were lots of choices for providers...

So, why do you say there are only two???


Comcast has 29 Million TV subscribers
Charter Time Warner has 17 Million TV subscribers

if you look at internet subscribers Comcast is over 30 Million and Charter TW is at 23 Million
The next closest is Verizon FIOS at 5 Million and the drop off is steep after that

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:42 am
by Ibanez
Chizzang wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:
Honest question...I get my cable from a company not named Comcast or Time Warner...and when I went to sign onto the Smithsonian app, there were lots of choices for providers...

So, why do you say there are only two???


Comcast has 29 Million TV subscribers
Charter Time Warner has 17 Million TV subscribers

if you look at internet subscribers Comcast is over 30 Million and Charter TW is at 23 Million
The next closest is Verizon FIOS at 5 Million and the drop off is steep after that
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http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon- ... art-2017-1
Did you get those numbers at the same place that said Boeing SC is 2x as slow as Boeing WA? :suspicious:

https://broadbandnow.com/Cable-Providers

That's a list of 482 Cable providers.

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:51 am
by Chizzang
Ibanez wrote:
Chizzang wrote:


Comcast has 29 Million TV subscribers
Charter Time Warner has 17 Million TV subscribers

if you look at internet subscribers Comcast is over 30 Million and Charter TW is at 23 Million
The next closest is Verizon FIOS at 5 Million and the drop off is steep after that
Image

http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon- ... art-2017-1
Did you get those numbers at the same place that said Boeing SC is 2x as slow as Boeing WA? :suspicious:

https://broadbandnow.com/Cable-Providers

That's a list of 482 Cable providers.
We're talking about CABLE TV subscribers
Your chart proves my point (Reading comprehension is critical here)

Comcast
Charter TW
Verizon FIOS

Just like I said
Jeezus man...

:lol:

and those aren't 2017 or 2018 numbers either (get with the program)

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm
by Ibanez
Chizzang wrote:
Ibanez wrote: Image

http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon- ... art-2017-1
Did you get those numbers at the same place that said Boeing SC is 2x as slow as Boeing WA? :suspicious:

https://broadbandnow.com/Cable-Providers

That's a list of 482 Cable providers.
We're talking about CABLE TV subscribers
Your chart proves my point (Reading comprehension is critical here)

:lol:

and those aren't 2017 or 2018 numbers either (get with the program)
My chart of showing more than 2 cable providers proves your point that there are 2 companies? Isn't Pay-TV, cable? It's not streaming like Netflix (which isn't on that list.) If I misread that, then that's on me.

2018 Numbers don't exist yet. So valid point.

I couldn't find 2017 number that quickly and without having to pay $50. :lol: Again valid

I found this article from last spring (citing Comcasts earnings report)
Today the company announced it has 22.5 million TV subscribers
https://www.recode.net/2017/4/27/154138 ... rs-q1-2017

22.5m is less than 29M. :mrgreen:

Oh, I forgot to add this to my post:

Image :mrgreen:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 pm
by Ibanez
Regardless - Cable TV subscriptions are falling as people are cutting the cord and going to streaming and VOD services. Comcast isn't going to fall, that's for sure. But there are more than 2 companies.

I live in an area with only 1 Cable/ISP provider - and isn't Comcast or Specturm.

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:14 pm
by Chizzang
Good Lord...
You are something else man
If you don't understand what Cable TV is why are you arguing about it (Excluding TROLLING)

Even if we take the lowest numbers
There are effectively two Cable Companies

Satellite is not cable
Satellite companies don't control a publicly funded infrastructure that provides necessary services

For all intents and purposes for any reasonable conversation about our public broadband infrastructure
There are TWO cable companies

The rest of it is trivial debating of minutiae...

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:25 pm
by Ibanez
Chizzang wrote:Good Lord...
You are something else man
If you don't understand what Cable TV is why are you arguing about it (Excluding TROLLING)

Even if we take the lowest numbers
There are effectively two Cable Companies

Satellite is not cable
Satellite companies don't control a publicly funded infrastructure that provides necessary services

For all intents and purposes for any reasonable conversation about our public broadband infrastructure
There are TWO cable companies

The rest of it is trivial debating of minutiae...
Really I was just fucking with you over the # of companies. To say there are two is nonsense. I'm well aware of hte difference between Cable and Broadband (as the chart I posted breaks them out)...the rest of that crap was b/c it triggers you so much. Someone says "Comcast" and your Google Alerts goes crazy. I understand your point of the sheer size but in reality, there are a few behemoth cable companies when stacked up against the other 475 (Comcast alone has more than the lower 475 companies).

Image

This is a nice addition to the wall.

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:44 pm
by Chizzang
Ibanez wrote:
Chizzang wrote:Good Lord...
You are something else man
If you don't understand what Cable TV is why are you arguing about it (Excluding TROLLING)

Even if we take the lowest numbers
There are effectively two Cable Companies

Satellite is not cable
Satellite companies don't control a publicly funded infrastructure that provides necessary services

For all intents and purposes for any reasonable conversation about our public broadband infrastructure
There are TWO cable companies

The rest of it is trivial debating of minutiae...
Really I was just fucking with you over the # of companies. To say there are two is nonsense. I'm well aware of hte difference between Cable and Broadband (as the chart I posted breaks them out)...the rest of that crap was b/c it triggers you so much. Someone says "Comcast" and your Google Alerts goes crazy. I understand your point of the sheer size but in reality, there are a few behemoth cable companies when stacked up against the other 475 (Comcast alone has more than the lower 475 companies).

Image

This is a nice addition to the wall.

:ohno:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:03 pm
by VictorG
Tennessee man flips car five times after letting ‘Jesus take the wheel’

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/tennes ... s.facebook

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:36 pm
by kalm
VictorG wrote:Tennessee man flips car five times after letting ‘Jesus take the wheel’

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/tennes ... s.facebook
Jesus...can build hot rods... but is apparently a horrible driver. :ohno:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:40 pm
by VictorG
kalm wrote:
VictorG wrote:Tennessee man flips car five times after letting ‘Jesus take the wheel’

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/tennes ... s.facebook
Jesus...can build hot rods... but is apparently a horrible driver. :ohno:
I think Polz could beat 5 flips!! :nod:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:24 pm
by Grizalltheway
Now HERE'S a guy who knows how to party
A search of England’s car revealed, according to WVLT, “six grams of marijuana, 0.6 grams of cocaine, a pipe, rolling papers, a 3/4 empty bottle of Crown Royal, a small empty bottle of Crown Royal, and several cans used for ‘huffing.'”

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:37 pm
by Col Hogan
A long-hidden photo of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama posing at a congressional caucus meeting with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was revealed Thursday — roughly 13 years after it was taken.

The journalist who snapped the pair at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy” out of concern that it could have “made a difference” and damaged Obama’s political future.
https://nypost.com/2018/01/25/journalis ... eader/amp/

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:49 pm
by Chizzang
Col Hogan wrote:
A long-hidden photo of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama posing at a congressional caucus meeting with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was revealed Thursday — roughly 13 years after it was taken.

The journalist who snapped the pair at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy” out of concern that it could have “made a difference” and damaged Obama’s political future.
https://nypost.com/2018/01/25/journalis ... eader/amp/

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:rofl: talk about images that might hurt your career...

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:53 pm
by kalm
No shit! Obama fraternizing with Muslims was bad optics?

:lol:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:05 pm
by Col Hogan
If true, this should end well...

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:40 am
by andy7171
Col Hogan wrote:If true, this should end well...

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My money is on the bikers.

Also, I have FiOS.

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:31 am
by BDKJMU
Col Hogan wrote:If true, this should end well...

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https://www.snopes.com/antifa-protest-sturgis-2018/

2 places where a protesting ANTIFA would get the shit kicked out of them: at a biker rally and a NASCAR race..

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:42 am
by GannonFan
BDKJMU wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:If true, this should end well...

Image
https://www.snopes.com/antifa-protest-sturgis-2018/

2 places where a protesting ANTIFA would get the **** kicked out of them: at a biker rally and a NASCAR race..
Are there enough people who still go to NASCAR races for that to be true? :lol:

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:49 am
by BDKJMU
GannonFan wrote:
BDKJMU wrote: https://www.snopes.com/antifa-protest-sturgis-2018/

2 places where a protesting ANTIFA would get the **** kicked out of them: at a biker rally and a NASCAR race..
Are there enough people who still go to NASCAR races for that to be true? :lol:
We'll find out this year after the Daytona 500 (which will still sell out), now that Junior has retired..

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:55 am
by Col Hogan
A California legislator is proposing a law that could put someone in jail for giving you a straw with your drink...
..., a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/25/calif ... ssion=true

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:59 am
by Col Hogan
BDKJMU wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:If true, this should end well...

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https://www.snopes.com/antifa-protest-sturgis-2018/

2 places where a protesting ANTIFA would get the **** kicked out of them: at a biker rally and a NASCAR race..
Is Snopes correct???

Another POV...

https://www.lombardiletter.com/will-ant ... 018/23072/