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Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
The reason for my job
The cable companies wouldn't be spending one red cent on advancing technology or on improved service, if it wasn't for scenes like this.
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docorion From: docorion Date: February 7th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can't argue with that. Chalk up one for the not quite invisible hand.
tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: February 7th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where did you take that photo?
I've noticed comcast runs a lot of adds about how the dish sucks in the rain. I wonder how true that is.
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fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: February 8th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed yes, that is the back of Gordito's.

I'm impressed that you recognized it.
jimtbari From: jimtbari Date: February 7th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's very convenient for when you're lost or just curious--you can tell which way's south!

(An idea stolen from Keith Lynch, IIRC, but one which I actually use on a regular basis.)

We may be getting a competing cable company here in richmond.va.us, as it happens.
From: missdimple Date: February 7th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
They look like leaches....ick.
docorion From: docorion Date: February 7th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
And here's a question: Have you thanked them? Did you send them a Christmas card? Where's your gratitude? These people make your job possible!


(OK, getting my tongue out of my cheek now, before I bite myself...)
mauser From: mauser Date: February 20th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Far from improving products, I've noticed on my cable system a marked INCREASE in symptoms like compression failures and other digital glitches in the "Analog" portion of the cable system (which is all I've got, really, digital cable is only digital on the additional channels). Cartoon network regularly explodes into a mosiaced mess, and I've even had news channels just go black, with color only re-appearing when the anchor moves his head.

If a Dish is better than that, I'd switch, if it weren't for the long term contracts and my personal uncertainty. (Well, I also appreciate the inclusion of Univision and AZN, which cost significantly extra on the Dish).

Yeah, this is an old post I'm commenting on. I shoulda added you back ages ago..
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