Tag Archive: money

Nov 28 2016

Holiday Shopping + Free Shipping = Done.

With Christmas 2016 just a few weeks away and most people wanting to avoid the annual day of shopping terrorism called Black Friday, a lot of customers are turning to cyber Monday for their Christmas shopping. It makes perfect sense. You don’t have to leave your house, your safe, you might save some money, you …

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Sep 28 2016

Hewlett Packard Imposes Ink Cartridge DRM Requirements On Customers

A couple of years ago, I made the conscious decision to switch from using an inkjet printer to using a color laser printer simply because the ink cartridges didn’t last very long and they were very costly. When you’re using an inkjet printer you don’t know exactly how many pages you going to be able …

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Aug 29 2016

Is Rotten Tomatoes really hurting movies that much?

Short answer; no- and here’s why. And you really don’t have to look far for an explanation. The past couple of years, there’s been a shortage of blockbuster movies with a good turnout. A couple of weeks ago when Suicide Squad was about to be released in theaters, a lot of the top critics on …

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Aug 08 2016

Hulu’s Free Streaming Service Is No More

Unless you’re living under a rock, streaming content is becoming big business. Depending on who you ask, streaming content is a threat or it isn’t. If you’re looking at streaming content from the large networks, streaming content is not that big of a deal. If you’re on the side of the Cord Cutters, streaming content …

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Feb 08 2016

Internet: Xfinity Comcast vs. EPB

There continues to be a battle in Tennessee to allow municipalities that provide Internet service to expand beyond a certain range. Companies like AT&T and Comcast, and other cable companies, are fighting to keep their territories monopolized. Comcast’s strongest point with customer retention as a do with long-term customers who don’t like change or are …

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Feb 23 2015

Justified Hypocrisy Of Using Ad Blockers

I think if you’ve been on the Internet for more than 15 minutes, you recognize that the Internet is filled with advertisements. Advertisements run pretty much every website that you visit. The truth is people are cheap and frugal and they don’t pay for content. There’s a few people who do websites for the purpose of generosity, …

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Feb 04 2015

Streaming Video: Being A ‘Cord-cutter’ Isn’t For Everyone

    Being a ‘cord-cutter’ is an attractive decision if you’re looking to save some money, but the truth is that it’s even more attractive if you’re a tech person. With everyone pushing for streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, with all their programing/shows/movies, one would ask, “Why do I need to pay for cable …

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Feb 02 2015

Customers aren’t making this up – Comcast Sucks

Comcast is one of those companies who has spent millions of dollars in 2014 lobbying putting themselves in a position where customers have no other option but to use their service. The money they spent bends everything to their direction. And for the most part, Comcast has been enjoying a very comfortable monopoly type environment. But you …

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Oct 20 2014

Peyton Manning chose printouts over Microsoft Surface

I think Peyton Manning doesn’t like Microsoft Surface. Last night, I was watching Sunday Night Football [Broncos versus 49ers] and while Peyton Manning was on his way to breaking the all-time record for quarterback touchdowns [509], I just happened to notice that Peyton was not using Microsoft Surface on the sidelines to examine the other teams …

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Aug 01 2014

Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers. As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB …

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