Hijack this thread

User avatar
ZekeB
Posts: 16861
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: Northwest part of Semi Blue State

Hijack this thread

#14726

Post by ZekeB »





She'll win two round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines if she's the winner.





And second place gets three round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines?
Trump: Er hat eine größere Ente als ich.

Putin: Du bist kleiner als ich.

User avatar
Jez
Posts: 2671
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:05 pm
Location: Out there, Somewhere...
Occupation: Thread Killer

Hijack this thread

#14727

Post by Jez »

Done. :) It's a great photo! Nice composition.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

~Khalil Gibran

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 28466
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Hijack this thread

#14728

Post by Volkonski »

This kind of lawsuit irritates me greatly.



http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/ ... 943750.php





The class-action suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of Toyer Grear and daughter Joycelyn Harris, claims Comcast is “exploiting them for profit” by using their Pittsburg home’s router as part of a nationwide network of public hotspots.

Comcast is trying to compete with major cell phone carriers by creating a public Xfinity WiFi Hotspot network in 19 of the country’s largest cities. The company is activating a second high-speed Internet channel broadcast from newer-model wireless gateway modems that residential customers lease from the company. It plans to spread to 8 million hotspots by the end of the year.

The secondary signal is supposed to be separate from the private Wi-Fi channel customers use, and it is intended for houseguests or Comcast subscribers who happen to be in range and using mobile devices.



I am a Comcast customer and can refute most of the claims made by the plaintiffs. Comcast did inform customers that this was being done and there is an opt out provision. I got both email and snail mail notifications about this and am sure that the plaintiffs did too. In fact after getting the email I took our old router to the Comcast store and exchanged it for one of the new ones which turned out to be much faster than the old one.



The amount of additional power used in the worst possible case would amount to pennies a month. "Strangers" will not be able to use these hotspots since they are only accessible by Comcast customers. The routers used for this are owned by Comcast.



In most cases the open hotspot will be used by subscribers' guests. I like this. When friends or family members visit us and want to connect to our wifi I don't have to give them the router password so they have no access to our home network. I have also begun to find that when using my phone and tablet away from home Comcast hotspots are often available that I can use.



The whole point of this program is to provide wifi service to Comcast customers when they are away from home. It is a good thing. If the plaintiffs don't like it they should just opt out.



One slight problem, sometimes my smartphone connects to the open wifi rather than my home network. I can adjust the phone's wifi settings to prevent this and will get around to doing that. Comcast is sometimes frustrating to deal with but this is progress.
Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: RIP, my friend. - Foggy

Hijack this thread

#14729

Post by SueDB »

I swapped out my older modem for the latest and greatest as Comcast was getting ready to turn on the public style access. Ms SueDB had to take a short trip to San Antonio the other week and her tablet connected wherever she needed to in the NE area.



It also allows you to "hop" from one hotspot to another rather than have to signin/find etc individual public hotspots
“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
kate520
Posts: 16240
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:02 pm
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Occupation: servant of cats, chicken wrangler
Contact:

Hijack this thread

#14730

Post by kate520 »

Happily done, GG. Très cool pic!
DEFEND DEMOCRACY

User avatar
Northland10
Posts: 9176
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:19 am
Location: Chicago area - North burbs

Hijack this thread

#14731

Post by Northland10 »

I'm hoping Dancing Stick Guy has a full recovery from his surgery. It's harder to tell which posts are Realist's.
North-land: of the family 10

UCC 1-106 Plural is Singular, Singular is Plural.

User avatar
Sequoia32
Posts: 4742
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:47 pm

Hijack this thread

#14732

Post by Sequoia32 »

Thanks for the info, V. I didn't see any notification (prolly left it in the envelope) but I did see "xfinitywifi" on my iPad and wondered what it was. Now I know I can use it when out.
So far every case of Ebola in this country got it by helping people. So relax, Republicans, you're in the clear. - Tina Dupuy

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: RIP, my friend. - Foggy

Hijack this thread

#14733

Post by SueDB »

Using the xfinity public now. 120mbps
“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 28466
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Hijack this thread

#14734

Post by Volkonski »





Thanks for the info, V. I didn't see any notification (prolly left it in the envelope) but I did see "xfinitywifi" on my iPad and wondered what it was. Now I know I can use it when out.







Article with more info about the lawsuit-



http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2014/12/ ... 24139101=0



Comcast FAQs about the wifi service-



http://wifi.comcast.com/faqs.html



How to use your own router and or modem with Comcast-



http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2014/06/ ... 24139101=0



The more I learn about this the sillier the lawsuit seems.
Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 25915
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Hijack this thread

#14735

Post by RTH10260 »





Does anyone have a recommendation for inexpensive web hosting?



For my band, I had a really crappy but useful web site. Originally, it was hosted for free by Verizon (my ISP). But, they got rid of that benefit a couple months ago.



Did I mention how much I hate Verizon?





Ten days, but if you are still looking, check http://www.dreamhost.com, free diskspace, free bandwidth, free frenchfries etc.

Self a happy small customer over the last six years.

But I know DrConspiracy had a hissy fit when they crashed on his website and took a few days to get that server back to business quickly. Doc moved during that time away from them.

You may want to study their http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/for ongoing service level.

They now also offer special Wordpress hosting.

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: RIP, my friend. - Foggy

Hijack this thread

#14736

Post by SueDB »

Suicide by Semi - Semicide.

California Man in custody battle rams semi - kill self and killed the 2 kids too so the estranged wife...







Authorities say a man who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife deliberately crashed his car into a big-rig on a Southern California freeway, killing himself and his two children.

Forty-six-year-old Alan Edwards, of Lancaster, his 9-year-old son, Erick, and 5-year-old daughter, Alona, all died in the crash Monday morning on Interstate 5 near Castaic.

...

Nicole Nishida of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Edwards had picked up the children from his ex-wife Friday, and she filed a missing persons report when they failed to return Sunday.

“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
GreatGrey
Posts: 10271
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:06 am
Location: Living in the Anthropocene

Hijack this thread

#14737

Post by GreatGrey »

If I can bug the Facebook folks to please vote again, you can vote every 24 hours.

The second place pic person has organized a campaign and is now leading G'daughter by 20 votes.

http://offerpop.com/FacebookContestEntr ... 66&rest2=0
I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

User avatar
Dolly
Posts: 14397
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Hijack this thread

#14738

Post by Dolly »

posting here... cuz I can NOT find where else to put it



With Deadline Looming, Government Funding Bill Passes House

With less than three hours before a government shutdown, the House narrowly passed a massive spending bill late Thursday after a drama-filled day of vote counting and lobbying from the White House and Congressional leaders.

The measure passed by a 219-206 vote, with support from 57 Democrats.

The House also passed a measure that will fund the government for two additional days in order to give the Senate time to approve the legislation before the government runs out of funding. The Senate will approve the continuing resolution overnight and could vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill as early as Friday. <SNIP>





http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-r ... se-n266386



House Narrowly Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown; $1.1 Trillion in Spending

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that would fund most government operations for the fiscal year after a rancorous debate that reflected the new power held by Republicans and the disarray among Democrats in the aftermath of the midterm elections.

The accord was reached in a 219-206 vote amid last-minute brinkmanship and bickering that has come to mark one of the capital’s most polarized eras. The legislation now heads to the Senate, which is expected to pass it in the coming days.

The split in the Democratic Party dramatically came into view when Representative Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader and one of President Obama’s most loyal supporters, broke with the administration over a provision in the bill that would roll back regulation of the Dodd-Frank Act, which Ms. Pelosi said was a giveaway to big banks whose practices helped fuel the Great Recession. She spoke on the House floor in the early afternoon, asking Democrats not to vote for the bill.

Mr. Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. were pressed to make a furious round of phone calls to try to persuade wavering Democrats, while House Speaker John A. Boehner worked to get more Republican votes.

The public support of the bill by the White House — which came just as Ms. Pelosi was making her speech on the House floor opposing it — was a rare public rebuke of the minority leader and infuriated many of her loyalists. <SNIP>





http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/12/us/co ... .html?_r=0

Congress narrowly averts government shutdownhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/politics/spending-bill-brink/

House Narrowly Approves Massive Spending Bill

After a day of drama, the chamber passed a $1 trillion bill to keep the government running and sent it to the Senate.http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress ... l-20141211
Avatar by Tal Peleg Art of Makeup https://www.facebook.com/TalPelegMakeUp

User avatar
esseff44
Posts: 12507
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:40 am

Hijack this thread

#14739

Post by esseff44 »

We are in for a very bumpy ride. The Ted Cruz Era will be a painful one to contemplate.

TexasFilly
Posts: 20475
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:52 pm

Hijack this thread

#14740

Post by TexasFilly »





We are in for a very bumpy ride. The Ted Cruz Era will be a painful one to contemplate.









Indeed. I am contemplating reconfiguring our assets. If anyone has a cash account at a brokerage, please remember there is no FDIC insurance for that. Oy, I worry!
I love the poorly educated!!!

Kevin McCarthy: Paul Ryan playing with a head injury -- Jon Lovett

User avatar
kate520
Posts: 16240
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:02 pm
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Occupation: servant of cats, chicken wrangler
Contact:

Hijack this thread

#14741

Post by kate520 »

Where's the line item veto when you need it?! Wonder if Obama can finagle the worst parts with a signing statement?
DEFEND DEMOCRACY

User avatar
mimi
Posts: 31131
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:01 am

Hijack this thread

#14742

Post by mimi »

Chuck Johnson sez he's gonna sue everybody. He sez that a lot and has been threatening such since at least 2011 while he was still in college.



But this time he names his attorney.



Entertainment lawyer Michael Barnes of Santa Monica. (per this Daily Caller article: http://offerpop.com/FacebookContestEntr ... 66&rest2=0 )



Chuck has referred to his 'angel investors' before. Since he doesn't have any advertising on his fact-free site, I wonder who is funding him.



Anywho, Chuck is a publicity whore, and he got quite a bit of it over the past few days. He just doesn't like what was written.



Some of the recent articles about Chuck:



Politico:

Is Charles Johnson A Digital Darth Vader?

The ferocious blogger who outed UVA’s Jackie is creating an online empire of fear, and he’s just getting started.

By JACOB SILVERMAN





December 11, 2014

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... 13522.html



Gawker:

What Is Chuck Johnson, and Why? The Web’s Worst Journalist, Explained



J.K. Trotter







http://gawker.com/what-is-chuck-johnson ... 1666834902



U.S. News and World Report:









A Bully and a Troll Blogger Charles C. Johnson wants 'scalps,' not stories.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/sus ... vor-jackie





That's just a sampling. There are quite a few more.



And then there's poopghazi/poopgate.



And Chuck is still being quite the ass on the twitter machine:



https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson/with_replies



If he blocked you from viewing his tweets (he's prolly blocked at least a thousand by now), you can always view using a different browser.








User avatar
Family Liberty Patriot
Posts: 4486
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:23 pm
Location: Southern Orlystan
Occupation: Czar of All the Russias

Hijack this thread

#14743

Post by Family Liberty Patriot »

And he's "openly considering" a run for congress. Be still, my heart.
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: RIP, my friend. - Foggy

Hijack this thread

#14744

Post by SueDB »





And he's "openly considering" a run for congress. Be still, my heart.







I love a good crushing.
“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
Sterngard Friegen
Posts: 46704
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:32 am
Location: Over the drawbridge

Hijack this thread

#14745

Post by Sterngard Friegen »

Michael Barnes of Santa Monica? That will be interesting since the State Bar doesn't list one.http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member ... Like=false

User avatar
mimi
Posts: 31131
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:01 am

Hijack this thread

#14746

Post by mimi »

There is now a counter for days since Chuck's last threat of lawsuit:



http://chuckcjohnson.info/

User avatar
mimi
Posts: 31131
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:01 am

Hijack this thread

#14747

Post by mimi »

Stern, I looked up Michael Barnes. I think he's a successful entertainment lawyer.



I think he means this one:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-barnes/7/80b/4a6



but chuck does lie a lot.

User avatar
mimi
Posts: 31131
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:01 am

Hijack this thread

#14748

Post by mimi »

This is a short blurb from amlawdaily, june 2010:







The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that construction magnate Ron Tutor and film producer David Bergstein were in exclusive talks for Miramax. The Am Law Daily has learned the two are being represented by veteran entertainment industry lawyer Michael Barnes, founder of three-lawyer Santa Monica boutique the Barnes Law Firm, which broke off from Los Angeles firm Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine in 2007.





So I guess it's supposed to be that guy.

User avatar
Sterngard Friegen
Posts: 46704
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:32 am
Location: Over the drawbridge

Hijack this thread

#14749

Post by Sterngard Friegen »

Profile InformationThe following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.Bar Number: 124370Address: Barnes Law Firm147 Carondelet St Ste 1109New Orleans, LA 70130 Phone Number: (310) 917-1060Fax Number: (310) 917-1001e-mail: MBarnes@BarnesLaw.USCounty: Non-CaliforniaUndergraduate School: Univ of Iowa; Iowa City IADistrict: Outside CaliforniaSections: None Law School: Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA

User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 28466
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Location: Texas Gulf Coast and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation: Retired Mechanical Engineer

Hijack this thread

#14750

Post by Volkonski »

This is weird. A county in Minnesota won't register leaders of atheist organizations to perform marriages but it did register a leader of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.



http://www.startribune.com/local/east/285690501.html



Is Minnesota the new Florida? ;)





Castle contends that it is hypocrisy that people can go online and in seven minutes get a certificate stating that they are ordained as a minister, then use the certificate to get registered in Washington County, while atheist organizations are automatically turned away.

The county does not investigate groups to determine if they are religious or not, Tice said. “We don’t look [to see] if it is authentic or a sham,” she said. “I don’t think we can. We accept what it says it is.”

A search of the county’s files found it has registered two people who presented certificates stating that they’d been ordained by “The Church of the Latter Day Dude.”

On June 19, Nicolas W. Meurett of Hudson, Wis., registered with a “certificate of ordination” from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Meurett, 40, a chef, said in an interview that he considers the Spaghetti Monster church group “intelligent satire” and that he and his 16-year-old son joined it last year in reaction to U.S. school districts that teach creationism.



Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Post Reply

Return to “The Lounge”