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Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-29 15:25:41 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.

I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.

I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
Dimensional Traveler
2019-07-29 15:33:59 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I don't even notice my own absences so ....
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b***@gmail.com
2019-07-30 19:58:47 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I don't even notice my own absences so ....
I don't want my absence noticed.
Rhino
2019-07-29 16:14:49 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
Actually, I found you conspicuous by your absence and thought about
asking if anyone knew what had become of you, But I didn't because I
thought you might just be taking some time away from Usenet, perhaps
grieving over Lili, and wanted to "give you some space".
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anim8rfsk
2019-07-29 16:23:27 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
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Ian J. Ball
2019-07-29 18:33:16 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
I'm still waiting for Brad Dancer to come back... :(
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Jim G.
2019-08-02 18:39:22 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
Wait -- so when people refer to "Ian's missing list," have they been
referring to a list that's missing or to a list *of* the missing? I
always miss the important memos, probably because Ian never added me to
the list.
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Dimensional Traveler
2019-08-02 19:52:50 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the
conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
Wait -- so when people refer to "Ian's missing list," have they been
referring to a list that's missing or to a list *of* the missing? I
always miss the important memos, probably because Ian never added me to
the list.
You are missing from the missing list of the missing.
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anim8rfsk
2019-08-02 19:57:33 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
Wait -- so when people refer to "Ian's missing list," have they been
referring to a list that's missing or to a list *of* the missing? I
always miss the important memos, probably because Ian never added me to
the list.
So you're missing the missing list?
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Dimensional Traveler
2019-08-02 21:51:04 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You weren't on Ian's list of the missing.
Wait -- so when people refer to "Ian's missing list," have they been
referring to a list that's missing or to a list *of* the missing? I
always miss the important memos, probably because Ian never added me to
the list.
So you're missing the missing list?
I already one-upped that.
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A Friend
2019-07-29 17:26:20 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I figured you were on vacation because summer. Shoot, I was out of
here for a while early last year because I was in the hospital, and no
one noticed.
anim8rfsk
2019-07-29 17:41:01 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I figured you were on vacation because summer. Shoot, I was out of
here for a while early last year because I was in the hospital, and no
one noticed.
But you aren't the only one that posts as 'A Friend' are you?
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A Friend
2019-07-29 18:00:07 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I figured you were on vacation because summer. Shoot, I was out of
here for a while early last year because I was in the hospital, and no
one noticed.
But you aren't the only one that posts as 'A Friend' are you?
Yes, I am. I've never seen anything here under my handle that wasn't
from me.
Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-29 18:54:13 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I figured you were on vacation because summer. Shoot, I was out of
here for a while early last year because I was in the hospital, and no
one noticed.
I said something! I didn't know you were ill. Glad you recovered.
A Friend
2019-07-29 19:36:03 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I figured you were on vacation because summer. Shoot, I was out of
here for a while early last year because I was in the hospital, and no
one noticed.
I said something! I didn't know you were ill. Glad you recovered.
Thank you, sincerely. I missed this joint. I was going to write a
piece about how to watch TV in a hospital when you don't have a DVR,
but I never did get around to it. Suffice it to say that I quickly
found myself reverting to my pre-VCR habits: When a commercial bloc
started, I'd read something. Back then it was a novel, last year it
was stuff (mostly news) on my phone, but no real difference. I quickly
got comfortable with doing things the old way.
Ed Stasiak
2019-07-29 17:55:00 UTC
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Adam H. Kerman
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
LOL Though if you have been gone for longer, I'm sure we'd have
launched some kinda investigation.
Tony Calguire
2019-07-29 18:26:40 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I'll have you know I Googled your name last night just to make sure there
wasn't an obituary or missing persons report (or BOLO. :-)).
h***@bbs.cpcn.com
2019-07-29 18:27:13 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I pinged you about a Chicago subway signaling article I thought
you find of interest. I just assumed you weren't interested in it.
Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-29 18:55:55 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I pinged you about a Chicago subway signaling article I thought
you find of interest. I just assumed you weren't interested in it.
Did you? I missed it, sorry. What's the Subject?
Rhino
2019-07-29 20:31:10 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I was hoping you were going to explain your subject line for this thread
somewhere along the line but so far, nada....

I'm betting it's not the name of an upcoming show ;-)
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BTR1701
2019-07-29 20:32:24 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I give someone at least a month, especially in summer.
Bill Idgerant
2019-07-30 16:33:22 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I give someone at least a month, especially in summer.
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
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Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-30 17:48:09 UTC
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I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.

I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.

My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.

Comcast yanked all but three Cinemax channels: Cinemax East (SD),
Cinemax East (HD), and Cinemax West (SD). The west coast feed has the
same programming as the east coast feed, delayed three hours. All the
"multiplexed" channels were eliminated, although now that I look,
Comcast wasn't offering all of them. There's More Max, Action Max (which
Comcast used to offer), Thriller Max, 5Star Max, Moviemax, and Outermax.
There was also a Spanish-language version of the main channel. I don't
understand why HBO and Cinemax offer a Spanish-language channel, given
that there's an alternative Spanish-language audio track. It seems like
a waste of satellite bandwidth.

Comcast "replaced" it with a different premium service Hitz which isn't
including in the package, but it's not offered as a satellite channel.
The Comcast channel guide does cute things like pretending On Demand is
a satellite channel with various numbers. If selected, one is merely in
the On Demand menu at a different place.

I haven't bothered to look up Hitz; it may not be a satellite channel at
all, just a streaming service.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, Comcast simply removed the three remaining
Cinemax channels from my channel lineup, so I haven't been watching Jett.
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has always thought a Usenet article was an email message, given that the
two are completely different, it is software that is beyond useless.

Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
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Bill Idgerant
2019-07-31 16:23:07 UTC
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Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
Comcast yanked all but three Cinemax channels: Cinemax East (SD),
Cinemax East (HD), and Cinemax West (SD). The west coast feed has the
same programming as the east coast feed, delayed three hours. All the
"multiplexed" channels were eliminated, although now that I look,
Comcast wasn't offering all of them. There's More Max, Action Max (which
Comcast used to offer), Thriller Max, 5Star Max, Moviemax, and Outermax.
There was also a Spanish-language version of the main channel. I don't
understand why HBO and Cinemax offer a Spanish-language channel, given
that there's an alternative Spanish-language audio track. It seems like
a waste of satellite bandwidth.
Comcast "replaced" it with a different premium service Hitz which isn't
including in the package, but it's not offered as a satellite channel.
The Comcast channel guide does cute things like pretending On Demand is
a satellite channel with various numbers. If selected, one is merely in
the On Demand menu at a different place.
I haven't bothered to look up Hitz; it may not be a satellite channel at
all, just a streaming service.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, Comcast simply removed the three remaining
Cinemax channels from my channel lineup, so I haven't been watching Jett.
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Would you please go into AVG settings and turn off the spammed ad that
gets appended to every email message and Usenet article you send? As AVG
has always thought a Usenet article was an email message, given that the
two are completely different, it is software that is beyond useless.
Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
message and article you send. That is the definition of spam.
Turned it off. Let me know if ad is gone please.
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suzeeq
2019-07-31 16:28:13 UTC
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I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
Comcast yanked all but three Cinemax channels: Cinemax East (SD),
Cinemax East (HD), and Cinemax West (SD). The west coast feed has the
same programming as the east coast feed, delayed three hours. All the
"multiplexed" channels were eliminated, although now that I look,
Comcast wasn't offering all of them. There's More Max, Action Max (which
Comcast used to offer), Thriller Max, 5Star Max, Moviemax, and Outermax.
There was also a Spanish-language version of the main channel. I don't
understand why HBO and Cinemax offer a Spanish-language channel, given
that there's an alternative Spanish-language audio track. It seems like
a waste of satellite bandwidth.
Comcast "replaced" it with a different premium service Hitz which isn't
including in the package, but it's not offered as a satellite channel.
The Comcast channel guide does cute things like pretending On Demand is
a satellite channel with various numbers. If selected, one is merely in
the On Demand menu at a different place.
I haven't bothered to look up Hitz; it may not be a satellite channel at
all, just a streaming service.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, Comcast simply removed the three remaining
Cinemax channels from my channel lineup, so I haven't been watching Jett.
Post by Bill Idgerant
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This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com
Would you please go into AVG settings and turn off the spammed ad that
gets appended to every email message and Usenet article you send? As AVG
has always thought a Usenet article was an email message, given that the
two are completely different, it is software that is beyond useless.
Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
message and article you send. That is the definition of spam.
Turned it off. Let me know if ad is gone please.
Seems to be.
anim8rfsk
2019-07-31 16:42:31 UTC
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Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
Comcast yanked all but three Cinemax channels: Cinemax East (SD),
Cinemax East (HD), and Cinemax West (SD). The west coast feed has the
same programming as the east coast feed, delayed three hours. All the
"multiplexed" channels were eliminated, although now that I look,
Comcast wasn't offering all of them. There's More Max, Action Max (which
Comcast used to offer), Thriller Max, 5Star Max, Moviemax, and Outermax.
There was also a Spanish-language version of the main channel. I don't
understand why HBO and Cinemax offer a Spanish-language channel, given
that there's an alternative Spanish-language audio track. It seems like
a waste of satellite bandwidth.
Comcast "replaced" it with a different premium service Hitz which isn't
including in the package, but it's not offered as a satellite channel.
The Comcast channel guide does cute things like pretending On Demand is
a satellite channel with various numbers. If selected, one is merely in
the On Demand menu at a different place.
I haven't bothered to look up Hitz; it may not be a satellite channel at
all, just a streaming service.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, Comcast simply removed the three remaining
Cinemax channels from my channel lineup, so I haven't been watching Jett.
Post by Bill Idgerant
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This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com
Would you please go into AVG settings and turn off the spammed ad that
gets appended to every email message and Usenet article you send? As AVG
has always thought a Usenet article was an email message, given that the
two are completely different, it is software that is beyond useless.
Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
message and article you send. That is the definition of spam.
Turned it off. Let me know if ad is gone please.
I don't see it except in the quotes.
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Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-31 18:39:44 UTC
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Would you please go into AVG settings and turn off the spammed ad that
gets appended to every email message and Usenet article you send? As AVG
has always thought a Usenet article was an email message, given that the
two are completely different, it is software that is beyond useless.
Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
message and article you send. That is the definition of spam.
Turned it off. Let me know if ad is gone please.
Yay!
Ubiquitous
2019-07-31 19:32:11 UTC
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Literally, the AVG ad is spam. It's the identical text appended to every
message and article you send. That is the definition of spam.
No, that is the definition of a .signature.


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Barry Margolin
2019-08-01 15:38:47 UTC
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Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
What is the "specific length of time" in the Comcast contract? Aren't we
just paying month to month?

My Comcast bill 2 or 3 months ago contained the notification that
Cinemax was being removed from the lineup.

Hardly a month goes by without some changes to the channel lineup,
although removing a major premium channel like this is certainly unusual.

Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
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anim8rfsk
2019-08-01 15:43:19 UTC
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Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
What is the "specific length of time" in the Comcast contract? Aren't we
just paying month to month?
The offers, like GIGABLAST AT $99.99 a month, usually are good for a year,
with substantial penalties for early withdrawal (that's what she said)! and
go to a fortune in month 13, where they'll hoping you won't notice the offer
is expiring and they'll make it all up in that first billing. At least that's
how The Cox does it.
Post by Barry Margolin
My Comcast bill 2 or 3 months ago contained the notification that
Cinemax was being removed from the lineup.
You get bills?

You get NOTIFICATIONS? Of line up changes!?!?
Post by Barry Margolin
Hardly a month goes by without some changes to the channel lineup,
Yeah, and the online channel guide is wrong, so you have to manually search.
Post by Barry Margolin
although removing a major premium channel like this is certainly unusual.
Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
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2019-08-09 01:36:04 UTC
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Post by Barry Margolin
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
What is the "specific length of time" in the Comcast contract? Aren't we
just paying month to month?
The offers, like GIGABLAST AT $99.99 a month, usually are good for a year,
with substantial penalties for early withdrawal (that's what she said)! and
go to a fortune in month 13, where they'll hoping you won't notice the offer
is expiring and they'll make it all up in that first billing. At least that's
how The Cox does it.
As I mentioned in my other post that quoted the service agreement, I
think you can terminate without penalty if they make a material change
to the service like this.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Barry Margolin
My Comcast bill 2 or 3 months ago contained the notification that
Cinemax was being removed from the lineup.
You get bills?
Of course I get bills. I get them electronically, and I have auto-pay
set up.
Post by anim8rfsk
You get NOTIFICATIONS? Of line up changes!?!?
It takes extra effort. You have to go to the Bill Details page, then
click on "View/Save Paper Bill". That gets you a PDF of the bill with
all the inserts, and that's where the notification is.

This month's bill includes the notification that the FX+ service is
going away. This isn't Comcast-specific, Fox is discontinuous it
completely.
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anim8rfsk
2019-08-09 02:49:03 UTC
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Post by Barry Margolin
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
What is the "specific length of time" in the Comcast contract? Aren't we
just paying month to month?
The offers, like GIGABLAST AT $99.99 a month, usually are good for a year,
with substantial penalties for early withdrawal (that's what she said)! and
go to a fortune in month 13, where they'll hoping you won't notice the offer
is expiring and they'll make it all up in that first billing. At least that's
how The Cox does it.
As I mentioned in my other post that quoted the service agreement, I
think you can terminate without penalty if they make a material change
to the service like this.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Barry Margolin
My Comcast bill 2 or 3 months ago contained the notification that
Cinemax was being removed from the lineup.
You get bills?
Of course I get bills. I get them electronically, and I have auto-pay
set up.
Post by anim8rfsk
You get NOTIFICATIONS? Of line up changes!?!?
It takes extra effort. You have to go to the Bill Details page, then
click on "View/Save Paper Bill". That gets you a PDF of the bill with
all the inserts, and that's where the notification is.
This month's bill includes the notification that the FX+ service is
going away. This isn't Comcast-specific, Fox is discontinuous it
completely.
Huh. Okay, I'm looking at the detail PDF. I'd forgotten that if they mail you
a bill it includes your security PIN.

There's 6 pages, but all the extra stuff is ads or bragging about features.
Nothing about channels.
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b***@ripco.com
2019-08-02 12:39:12 UTC
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My Comcast bill 2 or 3 months ago contained the notification that
Cinemax was being removed from the lineup.
Hardly a month goes by without some changes to the channel lineup,
although removing a major premium channel like this is certainly unusual.
It's probably going to get worse.

Depending if you view Comcast and AT&T as competitors, remember AT&T bought
Time Warner earlier this year which owned HBO and Cinemax.

So in that light, Comcast is buying programing from their largest
competitor.

With all this going on with Netflix losing Disney programming and the stuff
from NBC (The Office) because they want their own streaming service, I'd
guess channels like Cinemax will become an AT&T "exclusive" at some point.

I dunno if Comcast is doing any original programming but if they aren't, you
probably will see more and more channels dropped because the other services
are hoarding shows for themselves.

-bruce
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Barry Margolin
2019-08-03 18:26:41 UTC
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Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription". You have to buy a
$12/mo Cinemax subscription to use the MAX On Demand service now.

I was away from 7/18 to 7/29, and I was able to watch Jett from the
Xfinity.com website during that time. But that also requires the
subscription now.

Jett was OK, but not enough to pay $12 to watch the last 2 episodes.
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anim8rfsk
2019-08-03 18:29:50 UTC
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Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription".
Yeah, The Cox does that a lot. Shows you a program marked 'free' and ... not
so much.
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Post by Barry Margolin
Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription".
Yeah, The Cox does that a lot. Shows you a program marked 'free' and ... not
so much.
"Free with subscription" seems perfectly clear to me.
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Arlington, MA
anim8rfsk
2019-08-09 01:41:32 UTC
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Dispute with Comcast (was: Phbbbbbttttt)
August 3, 2019 at 11:26:41 AM MST
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Post by Barry Margolin
Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription".
Yeah, The Cox does that a lot. Shows you a program marked 'free' and ... not
so much.
"Free with subscription" seems perfectly clear to me.
But that's a later button. The initial screen says FREE. You click that and
drill down to get to 'Free with subscription' which of course isn't free at
all.
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2019-08-09 02:18:52 UTC
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Dispute with Comcast (was: Phbbbbbttttt)
August 3, 2019 at 11:26:41 AM MST
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Post by Barry Margolin
Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription".
Yeah, The Cox does that a lot. Shows you a program marked 'free' and ... not
so much.
"Free with subscription" seems perfectly clear to me.
But that's a later button. The initial screen says FREE. You click that and
drill down to get to 'Free with subscription' which of course isn't free at
all.
but they hope to hook you into getting that subscription then. It's a
bit slimy but there's nothing illegal in their sales attempt.
anim8rfsk
2019-08-09 03:20:23 UTC
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Dispute with Comcast (was: Phbbbbbttttt)
August 3, 2019 at 11:26:41 AM MST
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Post by Barry Margolin
Cinemax is still available On Demand, it's just not in the live TV
lineup. Maybe they consider that to be compliance with the contract you
refer to.
I have to correct this. I tried watching last night's Jett on demand,
but I found that it says "Free with subscription".
Yeah, The Cox does that a lot. Shows you a program marked 'free' and ... not
so much.
"Free with subscription" seems perfectly clear to me.
But that's a later button. The initial screen says FREE. You click that and
drill down to get to 'Free with subscription' which of course isn't free at
all.
but they hope to hook you into getting that subscription then. It's a
bit slimy but there's nothing illegal in their sales attempt.
Didn't say there was, but it's certainly not FREE
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2019-08-01 20:47:55 UTC
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Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]

Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.

Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.

Comcast, Verizon, and many others just ignore the law.
They ignore their obligations to municipalities.

In my humble opinion, the problem is two fold: One,
companies have been allowed to get too freakin' big.
Verizon was originally supposed to be a "baby bell",
broken up from the big evil Bell System. Yet it was
allowed to merge with a bunch of companies and now is
very big. Given that, what was the point of Divestiture?
Likewise, Comcast owns production and distribution, which
historically were ordered to not do.

Secondly, the US Govt, be it the Justice Dept or Trade
commission or FTC, or whatever, have utterly failed to
protect consumers. IMHO, the AG Holder under Obama
failed to do anything as AG (he also should've gone
after Wall Street but failed to). Now, of course
the Republicans love big business and won't touch them.
Barry Margolin
2019-08-09 01:38:10 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.

They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
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BTR1701
2019-08-09 04:50:34 UTC
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Post by h***@bbs.cpcn.com
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.
They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
I think it would be fun to do the same thing to them-- send the cable
company a letter that changes the agreement somehow-- "from now on I will
only pay half what I was paying before"-- and stipulate that they accept
the new terms if they continue to provide service beyond X date. It'd be
amusing watching them try and justify why it is that they get to modify the
contract at will but you don't.
Adam H. Kerman
2019-08-09 06:54:12 UTC
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Post by Barry Margolin
Post by h***@bbs.cpcn.com
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.
They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
I think it would be fun to do the same thing to them-- send the cable
company a letter that changes the agreement somehow-- "from now on I will
only pay half what I was paying before"-- and stipulate that they accept
the new terms if they continue to provide service beyond X date. It'd be
amusing watching them try and justify why it is that they get to modify the
contract at will but you don't.
It would be even funnier if Margolin stopped pretending that he had no
idea what the implications of an adhesion contract were versus an actual
contract in which two sides had a meeting of the minds.

This was explained repeatedly in The Paper Chase.
Barry Margolin
2019-08-12 04:34:07 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.
They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
I think it would be fun to do the same thing to them-- send the cable
company a letter that changes the agreement somehow-- "from now on I will
only pay half what I was paying before"-- and stipulate that they accept
the new terms if they continue to provide service beyond X date. It'd be
amusing watching them try and justify why it is that they get to modify the
contract at will but you don't.
There's nothing in the original agreement that allows the CUSTOMER to
change the terms, only the provider.
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BTR1701
2019-08-12 05:17:01 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.
They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
I think it would be fun to do the same thing to them-- send the cable
company a letter that changes the agreement somehow-- "from now on I will
only pay half what I was paying before"-- and stipulate that they accept
the new terms if they continue to provide service beyond X date. It'd be
amusing watching them try and justify why it is that they get to modify the
contract at will but you don't.
There's nothing in the original agreement that allows the CUSTOMER to
change the terms, only the provider.
Which only reinforces the adhesion contract nature of the agreement.
Adam H. Kerman
2019-08-12 06:21:57 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Bill Idgerant
I was waiting for you to explain what happened on Jett...
I can't.
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
My position is that if two parties enter into a contract, both parties
must enter the contract intending to honor the contract's terms,
otherwise there was no contract in the first place.
[snip]
Yes, your position is absolutely correct. That's basic
contract law.
Unfortunately, these days, large companies see fit to ignore
the law and do as they please.
As I posted, the service agreement specifically gives them the right to
change the service, and the customer then has the right to cancel the
service.
They're not ignoring the law, you just haven't read the fine print.
I think it would be fun to do the same thing to them-- send the cable
company a letter that changes the agreement somehow-- "from now on I will
only pay half what I was paying before"-- and stipulate that they accept
the new terms if they continue to provide service beyond X date. It'd be
amusing watching them try and justify why it is that they get to modify the
contract at will but you don't.
There's nothing in the original agreement that allows the CUSTOMER to
change the terms, only the provider.
Yes, Margolin. That's what makes it an adhesion contract, which isn't a
contract at all.

Barry Margolin
2019-08-09 01:26:56 UTC
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I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
I don't think you have a leg to stand on. I just checked the Comcast
Customer Agreement at

https://www.xfinity.com/Corporate/Customers/Policies/SubscriberAgreement

and it says:

"Subject to applicable law, we have the right to change our Services(s),
Xfinity Equipment, rates and charges, at any time with or without notice
to you. We may also rearrange, delete, add to, or otherwise change
programming or features or offerings contained in the Service(s),
including, but not limited to, content, functionality, hours of
availability, equipment requirements, speed, and upstream and downstream
rate limitations. ... If any material change negatively affects your
Service(s), you have the right to cancel your Service(s). Your continued
receipt of the Services(s) for more than 30 days after the change,
however, will constitute your acceptance of the change."

So unless there's an "applicable law" that prohibits them from removing
a premium channel from the service, you're out of luck. However, if
you're on a contract that has a penalty for early termination, I think
the clause saying you have the right the cancel your service means you
can terminate without penalty (you have 9 days before the 30-day limit
is reached).
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anim8rfsk
2019-08-09 01:40:17 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
I don't think you have a leg to stand on. I just checked the Comcast
Customer Agreement at
https://www.xfinity.com/Corporate/Customers/Policies/SubscriberAgreement
"Subject to applicable law, we have the right to change our Services(s),
Xfinity Equipment, rates and charges, at any time with or without notice
to you. We may also rearrange, delete, add to, or otherwise change
programming or features or offerings contained in the Service(s),
including, but not limited to, content, functionality, hours of
availability, equipment requirements, speed, and upstream and downstream
rate limitations. ... If any material change negatively affects your
Service(s), you have the right to cancel your Service(s). Your continued
receipt of the Services(s) for more than 30 days after the change,
however, will constitute your acceptance of the change."
That's probably why The Cox never tells you they changed something.
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2019-08-09 01:44:07 UTC
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I'm having a dispute with Comcast right now. Comcast thinks that if a
subscriber accepts an offer for a package for a specific length of time,
Comcast has the right to change the stations included in the package
before the period expires.
I don't think you have a leg to stand on. I just checked the Comcast
Customer Agreement at
https://www.xfinity.com/Corporate/Customers/Policies/SubscriberAgreement
It doesn't matter what it says. It's called an adhesion contract. The
subscriber doesn't negotiate it. Look up the legal implications of an
adhesion contract. Of course, these days, in the anti-consumer Roberts
court, the consumer has fewer rights. I don't recall a recent case that
changed how courts view adhesion contracts and whether consumers
negotiated them and gave away all their rights at contract law.

The contract is the offer accepted by the subscriber as made by the
company representative. That's what the two parties negotiated.
Post by Barry Margolin
"Subject to applicable law, we have the right to change our Services(s),
Xfinity Equipment, rates and charges, at any time with or without notice
to you. We may also rearrange, delete, add to, or otherwise change
programming or features or offerings contained in the Service(s),
including, but not limited to, content, functionality, hours of
availability, equipment requirements, speed, and upstream and downstream
rate limitations. ... If any material change negatively affects your
Service(s), you have the right to cancel your Service(s). Your continued
receipt of the Services(s) for more than 30 days after the change,
however, will constitute your acceptance of the change."
So unless there's an "applicable law" that prohibits them from removing
a premium channel from the service, you're out of luck. However, if
you're on a contract that has a penalty for early termination, I think
the clause saying you have the right the cancel your service means you
can terminate without penalty (you have 9 days before the 30-day limit
is reached).
"Applicable law" remains the basic law of contracts. It really makes no
difference whether Comcast put the "applicable law" disclaimer in there
or not. Of course it's subject to law.
Jim G.
2019-08-02 18:30:16 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I give someone at least a month, especially in summer.
You'd miss Team Hutt in a day. We all know it. :)
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BTR1701
2019-08-03 03:43:56 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
I give someone at least a month, especially in summer.
You'd miss Team Hutt in a day. We all know it. :)
Yep, the same I'd miss the bubonic plague.
trotsky
2019-08-03 11:22:03 UTC
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Yep, the same I'd miss the bubonic plague.
What?
Ubiquitous
2019-07-30 08:32:11 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
The "Jews in the news" spammer?

I assumed you were taking care of dog stuff. :-(

And you posted this off-topic article here because? ;-)


--
Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
Adam H. Kerman
2019-07-30 18:11:50 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
The "Jews in the news" spammer?
I assumed you were taking care of dog stuff. :-(
And you posted this off-topic article here because? ;-)
--
Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
Ubi, you completely crossed the line with that followup, mentioning my
dog while pulling your usual stunts of topic moderation and setting
followups to some other newsgroup. That was hateful.

Ubi, you're not my friend. I know that you're friends with anim and
maybe someone else on Usenet, but friends don't treat each other like
this.

Despite all the hypocritical political bullshit you post while criticizing
nearly everyone else for the political nonsense they post, despite the
nonstop full-text article whose copyright you infringe upon because
you utterly lack original thoughts of your own and have to steal them
from other people, you were someone I tolerated (despite the attempts at
topic moderation and troll-o-metering and followup redirection) because
occasionally you would make a good comment on a tv episode and could
be funny.

You've been trying to get me to kill file you for years. You finally
pushed me into doing it with that hateful comment in followup.

Congratulations on your victory.

You're still too stupid to use a correct .sigfile delimiter, which is
"-- ", two hyphens and a trailing space. It's not a correct delimiter
without the trailing space.
Ubiquitous
2019-07-31 19:44:22 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
The "Jews in the news" spammer?
I assumed you were taking care of dog stuff. :-(
And you posted this off-topic article here because? ;-)
Ubi, you completely crossed the line with that followup, mentioning my
dog while pulling your usual stunts of topic moderation and setting
followups to some other newsgroup. That was hateful.
TROLL-O-METER

5* 6* *7
4* *8
3* *9
2* *10
1* | *stuporous
0* -*- *catatonic
* |\ *comatose
* \ *clinical death
* \ *biological death
* _\/ *demonic apparition
* * *damned for all eternity
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Ubi, you're not my friend. I know that you're friends with anim and
maybe someone else on Usenet, but friends don't treat each other like
this.
I'm going to chalk this up to you still being upset and will gladly accept
your apology once you have composed youprself.

--
Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
m***@hotmail.com
2019-08-03 16:41:45 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
The "Jews in the news" spammer?
I assumed you were taking care of dog stuff. :-(
And you posted this off-topic article here because? ;-)
Ubi, you completely crossed the line with that followup, mentioning my
dog while pulling your usual stunts of topic moderation and setting
followups to some other newsgroup. That was hateful.
TROLL-O-METER
5* 6* *7
4* *8
3* *9
2* *10
1* | *stuporous
0* -*- *catatonic
* |\ *comatose
* \ *clinical death
* \ *biological death
* _\/ *demonic apparition
* * *damned for all eternity
Ubi is being boring. As alway.
trotsky
2019-08-04 08:59:07 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
The "Jews in the news" spammer?
I assumed you were taking care of dog stuff. :-(
And you posted this off-topic article here because? ;-)
Ubi, you completely crossed the line with that followup, mentioning my
dog while pulling your usual stunts of topic moderation and setting
followups to some other newsgroup. That was hateful.
TROLL-O-METER
5* 6* *7
4* *8
3* *9
2* *10
1* | *stuporous
0* -*- *catatonic
* |\ *comatose
* \ *clinical death
* \ *biological death
* _\/ *demonic apparition
* * *damned for all eternity
Ubi is being boring. As alway.
Ubi's a one trick pony, but like a pony on a merry go round with no
functioning brain and a metal rod up its ass.
Jim G.
2019-08-02 18:29:55 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
Heh. If ever anything could convince a person to reexamine some life
choices...

On another note, given my own attendance pattern here, someone else
would have to be gone for a long time before I'd start to worry.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I'm really glad we're at this place in our relationship where we can
dig up graves together without having to talk." -- Major Lillywhite, iZOMBIE
RichA
2019-08-09 02:00:41 UTC
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I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You need a new computer.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/AMD-2nd-Gen-RYZEN-Threadripper-2990WX-32-Core-64-Thread-4-2-GHz-Max-Boost-3-0-GHz-Base-Socket-sTR4-250W-YD299XAZAFWOF-Desktop-Processor/511419014?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_X8gweBTJUxyJWYpwUx0Mo38zUklVTs2GuSdyXY0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_221109&clickid=X8gweBTJUxyJWYpwUx0Mo38zUklVTs2GuSdyXY0
b***@gmail.com
2019-08-09 21:33:00 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
I was on a business trip. I didn't use Usenet nor check email Tuesday
through Saturday.
I have a 10 year old HP "laptop" (it's enormous, sticks out of my knapsack,
and is best used on a desk) but a Linux update I'd installed some time
back didn't work correctly and I haven't yet uninstalled the conflicts. I
didn't have it with me.
I see the only one of you who noted my absense was... mime.
You need a new computer.
What do you know about computers, Keith? I though all you knew about was Tennis.
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