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Robert Jazo
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Attended University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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I've said it before and I will say it again-- Comcast sucks!
 
I once helped a friend move into a new home, and her story was very similar.  Comcast indicated on their website that her new address would be covered by Comcast; a customer service rep confirmed this by phone; the inside of the home had a cable outlet as one would expect; there was space for a new box to be installed outside the apartment.  I wondered immediately, though, at why her neighbors had so many satellite dishes, most of them planted at ground level.  I also wondered at why two nearby convenience stores had busy Red Box video rental machines.

Then the Comcast service tech showed up on moving-in day, diddled around for a while, equally confused by the cable outlet and space and connections for a new cable box... until he discovered that there was no longer any connection between the buildings and the main cable infrastructure.  After another week of trying to get someone to do something, Comcast told her they no longer intended to service her location or any apartments in the complex.

Luckily, there was one other option for her: Verizon FIOS.  It cost more, but not so much more that she couldn't afford it, especially given the much faster connection speeds.  She was lucky.  Some of her less fortunate neighbors lived without proper broadband internet in their apartments, relying instead on dial up or mobile broadband connections.

The ISP's do this sort of thing deliberately.  We all know that.  They'd sooner pretend they covered an area, and give everyone the run around and waste a lot of time, than admit that the lack of broadband competition has stranded many Americans without something increasingly indispensable to our personal and professional lives.

This is what monopoly looks like: it literally leaves you with no other options, no matter how unfair or arbitrary the decisions made by the monopolists may be.
Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didn't lose his job or discover that the property is haunted. No, Se...
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Seems about right.
 
The latest from #CultivatedWit   #ComedyHackDay   "Our business plan is that VCs will just give us money because this is San Francisco, and we have an idea." 

See the Fast Company writeup http://www.fastcompany.com/3043486/the-recommender/feeling-your-privilege-share-the-wealth-with-the-welldeserved-app

Visit http://comedyhackday.org to find out about our next event where you can create the next WellDeserved app. 
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Thor is a dick.
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First episode of Game of Thrones is free on Google Play.
 
The Game of Thrones pilot is free now, along with discounts on George R. R. Martin books. Your move. (US Only) http://goo.gl/JJxVxB

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So wrong.
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I am pretty sure that is how this goes down.
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Not a big fan of the Academy Awards, but I like Neil Patrick Harris and this opening bit has more Stormtroopers than one might expect.
With a host like Neil Patrick Harris, how could you not open the Academy Awards with a musical number? After just one monologue joke about the lack of diversity — "Tonight we honor the best and...
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Wow.
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Seems accurate.
 
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  • Sungard Availability Services
    Senior Recovery Specialist, present
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Distributed Computing Engineer, 1995 - 2011
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I am a stereotypical comic book, RPG, and computer nerd. My day job is in the IT Industry, which I enjoy.  

My musings on Roleplaying Games, Comic Books, and other nerdy pursuits can be found here at A Hero Twice A Month and on my gaming group's website Lords Of Tyr. I am also frequently part of the Lords of Tyr podcast, which can be found on iTunes.
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  • University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Tinley Park High School
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