__/ [ Cyberwasteland ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 03:19 \__
> So, for the past several weeks, we've been noticing our Comcast Cable
> Television OnDemand service is crippled. We'll put on a show for the
> kids, such as Jay Jay Jet Plane, Fireman Sam, or SongeBob Squarepants
> and the video breaks up, blacks out, and stalls every few seconds -
> we've been reverting to our stash of kid's DVDs.
> It wasn't such a big deal until it started to happen during my wife's
> shows - particularly those regarding workouts and travel. She's become
> so frustrated that she wants to scrap Comcast altogether.
> I called Comcast and all they would say is that they're looking into
> Then, in today's mail, we received "exciting new news" about our
> Comcast service - - "now with 'Microsoft Enhanced Software!'"
What does "enhanced" means? Like McAfee Security Center?
> That pretty much explains everything. Thanks again, Microsoft, for
> fucking up something that *was* working perfectly fine.
They crippled our SAN and ground much of the Division to a halt for about a
year. Since the migration (motivated by disappointments) to Linux , not even
> We'll be looking into getting a dish - I doubt they use any Microsoft
> software since their service seems pretty reliable.
I am not sure they would be using Linux, but whatever POSIX-complaint
platform they choose, it will be more mature, predictable, and stable. It
will sometimes lack that XP lipstick as a final finish, or as we saw in the
case GoDaddy, some opportunity for generous 'bribes'.
In fact, I betcha that the part where you said
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| Then, in today's mail, we received "exciting new news" about our
| Comcast service - - "now with 'Microsoft Enhanced Software!'"
The *promotional* nature of this announcement should give you a hint...
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