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Well this is pretty amazing... file under "awesome shit I would do if I were an eccentric millionaire."
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On one hand, the dude is nuts. On the other hand, he can do it... and he does a very sane point about something with his name on it.
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That was pretty good.
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People who say net neutrality isn't important don't have +Time Warner Cable for an ISP. It's ridiculous paying for a 50Mbps connection that can't stream standard def YouTube videos, or maintain any kind of Twitch.tv stream.... they do some horrible throttling on MMOs and other online games too; my ping is consistently terrible even though Speedtest will show sub 20ms results.
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+Jim Gomes - I'm not too sure unfortunately. The guys that clued me into this did some sophisticated traffic sniffing to see exactly what requests their browser was passing along, which highlighted the traffic shaping TWC is doing. I didn't even know YouTube used cache servers to deliver content before this (makes sense though), but I have long suspected +Time Warner Cable of throttling, as I used to game online quite a bit but my ping with TWC got so bad I gave up on playing MMOs and other games that require a stable internet connection as I would get dropped constantly. 

+cirE retxeD - same deal, I can stream Spotify, Twitch.tv, YouTube, etc without any issues using my +Verizon Wireless 4G hotspot, but my connection from TWC can't maintain a stream from most any of those services; Netflix can't serve up HD content to me most of the time even though speedtest shows 45+ Mb down. TWC's support techs are absolutely clueless - once you get past the level 1 guys reading a script, the level 2 guys will always claim there is no trouble showing on their end despite all the evidence to the contrary. I've had countless technicians come check the equipment & lines, 2-3 "supervisors" out to my house and filed 2 complaints with the BBB, resulting in TWC's corporate office calling me a liar and saying there is no trouble with the equipment and they've done their best but cannot "fix" anything. I gave up on using wireless after TWC said they cannot and will not support it (despite offering a wireless modem and charging me monthly for it) and ran hardlines to all the rooms in my house and I still have the same trouble.
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Is +YouTube seriously broken for anyone else? My internet connection is just fine for once, but I can't get any YT  videos to load/buffer for shit this past week or so...
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Whaaaaa - when did AMD start making pretty kick ass CPUs?

http://youtu.be/eu8Sekdb-IE
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I'm user number 736,279 of 65,000,000 - I think this does not qualify for hipster status unfortunately
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This administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom. That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are. And it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. The FISA court works. The separation of powers works. Our Constitution works. We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.

— Senator Barack Obama, 2007

The difference between a presidential candidate and a president is pretty stark.
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What an awesome idea; I'd love to see this all over the world!
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This is my biggest problem with subscription services like +Spotify - there's no telling how long tracks will be available. It's really frustrating to have music unavailable after already having access to it for a while
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Finally, Jelly Bean on my phone! happy dance
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Worthless corporate store - DO NOT SHOP HERE, THEY DO NOT FOLLOW CORP POLICY AND ARE NOT TRAINED ON VERIZON WIRELESS PLANS. I tried to purchase a new phone under Verizon's Device Installment Plan - a plan they heavily advertise on the VZW website - and this store's manager told me they only offer installment payments on tablets. THIS IS NOT TRUE ACCORDING TO VERIZON - I had a Verizon Wireless Corporate representative call the store and explain the plan to them and show the manager where details were located - store manager instead they can only do installment plans on new tablets despite Verizon representatives telling her that is simply not true. As far as I can tell, store employes scam artists and deceitful practices to take advantage of uninformed consumers. DO NOT SHOP HERE, THEY WILL TRY TO RIP YOU OFF.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
While a few of the staff members here are great, overall the quality of care and the condition of the facility are poor. After intensive surgery my mother needed round the clock care (which Healthsouth charges dearly for) but she was repeatedly left to fend for herself or made to wait 30+ minutes to use the bathroom; at one point the night shift nurse brought in a cup with an entire nights worth of painkillers at once, dropped it in front of my mother and left for the night. Staff would constantly gossip loudly at the nurses station, talking about other patients within earshot of everyone. Calls to the nurse station for assistance would be ignored quite often. The facility looks old and run down, not well maintained and visiting hours are very limited as well. I would not recommended anyone stay here if avoidable... they are clearly soaking up insurance payouts while doing the bare minimum for the most part.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not sure why other reviewers are knocking this place, as I've personally had only good experiences with Cycle Werks. Joey and the rest of the staff have always been friendly and helpful, and I've never even purchased a bike from them. I ride mostly Specialized bikes but they've always been happy to work on my rides, and install parts/accessories that I didn't purchase there (ceramic bearings for example), usually quoting a lower price and faster turn around time than other, bigger shops. I rolled into the shop with a flat tire one time and they knocked $10 off the replacement tire I selected - no complaints here!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Funky mom and pop dinner with all sorts of good home cooking on the menu
Public - 2 years ago
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