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3D Realms Sued Over Failed Duke Nukem Forever Plans

Dissman Re:so where's the money going to come from? (180 comments)

They have the Duke Nukem Intellectual Property, as well as whatever other games 3d Realms has produced over the years. Winning that in court would allow them to produce games, as well as movies or anything else. In the long term, it could be worth well north of the 12 million.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:Two words (591 comments)

They'd have to amend the TOS to do that, otherwise most of the time, the dictionary is consulted on the meaning of a word. Although, truth in advertising might get in the way.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:And then imagine (591 comments)

Then the municipal corporation would similarly deteriorate, and they'd also feel free to raise prices to whatever they want and operate it as a cash cow as well... funds diversion is nothing new in government. No competition is no competition.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:And then imagine (591 comments)

Correct, but it explains the digital divide... the newest, latest, and greatest stuff tends to go to the places that has the most bang for the buck.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:Two words (591 comments)

But without even notifying them at the time of the disconnect? That seems shady, even with a TOS... Also, you'd have to get into the actual facts of the case and the TOS. Then you get into is 44 gig a week really a network burden?

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:And then imagine (591 comments)

But far, FAR more even.

You can easily build a business selling internet service in New York City.

But then, isn't that the point of a municipal corporation... serving the municipality?

But would a state ran corporation do any better? The places in the middle of nowhere would still be the last to get anything, if at all. I grew up in rural Ohio... a large number of roads where I grew up were either dirt or gravel... and roads are a governmental function. State Governments and their associated corporations are heavily influenced by politics, where does most of the pork go? To where most of the voters are of the party in power... that means suburbia... the same general areas that are seeing deployments of fiber now.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:And then imagine (591 comments)

Korea, and Japan are highly competitive markets when it comes to telecommunications. So, I beg to differ that "the best internet in the world with the lowest cost is municipal internet." The problem in the US is very low population density combined with a duopoly when it comes to internet service. Municipal/Government corporations have a history of being less effective, and more expensive than private business... If anything, stimulus money needs to create competition in regions... I.E. a competitor to AT&T, and the CableCo. So, pay Verizon to overbuild AT&T... AT&T would have to compete or die. Like i said, it's simply the lack of competition.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Dissman Re:Two words (591 comments)

Yeah, IANAL, but to cut you without notice like that... I think could be a problem for them.

more than 5 years ago
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Workplace BlackBerry Use May Spur Lawsuits

Dissman Re:Obviously given to the wrong employees (286 comments)

In my current position, if I'm caught working unpaid voluntary overtime, I will be told to leave. If I am caught working overtime again, I will be fired. That is what I was told by both my superior and my professional association... and I know people who've been terminated for being busted doing VOT. So it's a YMMV. Although, I can work overtime and get paid for it. So, it probably varies by department and implementation... I don't even think your method solves the blackberry problem. When they ask you to do something in the middle of the night, you didn't volunteer.

more than 6 years ago

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