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Spot on sir. TW & AT&T opted to milk current infrastructure as long as possible for as much as possible. Instead of using a portion of revenue to update infrastructure, they chose to pocket it instead. Too damn bad. I should probably scan some of the HILARIOUS letters Time Warner sends current customers here in KC talking about the great service they provide, just please, please stay with them. The jig is up, and they are sweating bullets.

Do it!!

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Do it!!
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I just got another one last week, but just laughed and threw it in the trash. I'll see if my girlfriend still has hers, she tends to hoard mail.
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They're literally Hitler. Time Warner as well.

One hitler shall henceforth be a unit of measurement equal to 6.0*106 human deaths.

Standard SI prefixes apply. Thus Harold Shipman's achievements amount to 36 microhitlers.

The true utility of the hitler as an SI unit is it allows useful unit conversions.

For example: the EPA currently values a human life as being worth 6.9 million us dollars (6.9 megadollars). A simple unit conversion thus gives us 1 hitler is equivalent to -41,400,000,000,000 dollars. (-41 teradollars).

It can therefore be quantitatively established whether or not someone is "worse than hitler". When congress failed to pass a stimulus bill in 2008 the market lost 1.2 trillion dollars in 1 day, roughly equivalent to 29 millihitlers. Joseph Stalin is the only human I know of who can be called worse than hitler, as his achievements clocked roughly 5 hitlers.

When your bank nails you with a 35 dollar fine, you can confidently tell the teller that they are currently ******* you over to the tune of 84 picohitlers and ask if they have a very tiny auschwitz behind the counter.




On a different note, I hope KS stays strong on this. Companies need to know that they need to push an industry forward to do well, not just ride on the coat-tails of innovators.
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One hitler shall henceforth be a unit of measurement equal to 6.0*106 human deaths.
Standard SI prefixes apply. Thus Harold Shipman's achievements amount to 36 microhitlers.
The true utility of the hitler as an SI unit is it allows useful unit conversions.
For example: the EPA currently values a human life as being worth 6.9 million us dollars (6.9 megadollars). A simple unit conversion thus gives us 1 hitler is equivalent to -41,400,000,000,000 dollars. (-41 teradollars).
It can therefore be quantitatively established whether or not someone is "worse than hitler". When congress failed to pass a stimulus bill in 2008 the market lost 1.2 trillion dollars in 1 day, roughly equivalent to 29 millihitlers. Joseph Stalin is the only human I know of who can be called worse than hitler, as his achievements clocked roughly 5 hitlers.
When your bank nails you with a 35 dollar fine, you can confidently tell the teller that they are currently ******* you over to the tune of 84 picohitlers and ask if they have a very tiny auschwitz behind the counter.
On a different note, I hope KS stays strong on this. Companies need to know that they need to push an industry forward to do well, not just ride on the coat-tails of innovators.

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They're literally Hitler. Time Warner as well.

One hitler shall henceforth be a unit of measurement equal to 6.0*106 human deaths.

Standard SI prefixes apply. Thus Harold Shipman's achievements amount to 36 microhitlers.

The true utility of the hitler as an SI unit is it allows useful unit conversions.

For example: the EPA currently values a human life as being worth 6.9 million us dollars (6.9 megadollars). A simple unit conversion thus gives us 1 hitler is equivalent to -41,400,000,000,000 dollars. (-41 teradollars).

It can therefore be quantitatively established whether or not someone is "worse than hitler". When congress failed to pass a stimulus bill in 2008 the market lost 1.2 trillion dollars in 1 day, roughly equivalent to 29 millihitlers. Joseph Stalin is the only human I know of who can be called worse than hitler, as his achievements clocked roughly 5 hitlers.

When your bank nails you with a 35 dollar fine, you can confidently tell the teller that they are currently ******* you over to the tune of 84 picohitlers and ask if they have a very tiny auschwitz behind the counter.




On a different note, I hope KS stays strong on this. Companies need to know that they need to push an industry forward to do well, not just ride on the coat-tails of innovators.

I fully endorse this new standard of measurement.

So it was written, so it shall be done.
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One hitler shall henceforth be a unit of measurement equal to 6.0*106 human deaths.
Standard SI prefixes apply. Thus Harold Shipman's achievements amount to 36 microhitlers.
The true utility of the hitler as an SI unit is it allows useful unit conversions.
For example: the EPA currently values a human life as being worth 6.9 million us dollars (6.9 megadollars). A simple unit conversion thus gives us 1 hitler is equivalent to -41,400,000,000,000 dollars. (-41 teradollars).
It can therefore be quantitatively established whether or not someone is "worse than hitler". When congress failed to pass a stimulus bill in 2008 the market lost 1.2 trillion dollars in 1 day, roughly equivalent to 29 millihitlers. Joseph Stalin is the only human I know of who can be called worse than hitler, as his achievements clocked roughly 5 hitlers.
When your bank nails you with a 35 dollar fine, you can confidently tell the teller that they are currently ******* you over to the tune of 84 picohitlers and ask if they have a very tiny auschwitz behind the counter.
On a different note, I hope KS stays strong on this. Companies need to know that they need to push an industry forward to do well, not just ride on the coat-tails of innovators.

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It is the perfect rating system. Perfect.

Picohitlers got me rollin'.
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post #29 of 92
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Google isn't hiding behind layer after layer after layer of telecom infrastructure to make their end-business work ...

That's true, because all that Google has right now, anywhere in the world, is PROMISES. There isn't anyone CURRENTLY running Google for TV or Internet. They haven't laid a single foot of fiber, or had to repair a single thing after a major storm.

I hope I'm wrong, and Google CAN actually shake things up, but I have a sneaking suspicion that once Google actually has to produce something that they have to service in the real world 24/7 in mother natures less than ideal world, they are going to be in for a VERY rude awakening. Something that AT&T and the other companies out there have decades of real world experience in handling.
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That's true, because all that Google has right now, anywhere in the world, is PROMISES. There isn't anyone CURRENTLY running Google for TV or Internet. They haven't laid a single foot of fiber, or had to repair a single thing after a major storm.
I hope I'm wrong, and Google CAN actually shake things up, but I have a sneaking suspicion that once Google actually has to produce something that they have to service in the real world 24/7 in mother natures less than ideal world, they are going to be in for a VERY rude awakening. Something that AT&T and the other companies out there have decades of real world experience in handling.

This might be the case. They might also handle it differently than the current status quo. At this point it is anyone's guess. However, I would be willing to take the chance.

There is nothing wrong with the deal that KC made with Google. Your local government contracts work out all the time and each one of those requires a separate, unique contract based on a winning bid. In this instance, the local KC government decided to "contract out" its Telecom needs to Google at a better rate because Google's "bid" was extremely appealing. If AT&T and Time Warner want better rates they should renegotiate their contracts. I'm sure KC would have some large (and suspiciously) similar stipulations to add to the new contracts in return for these favorable rates. As it stands, AT&T and Time Warner want the same rates as Google without providing the same level of service. In essence, they want reduced fees to pocket more cash. Normally, I wouldn't care because most fees are a governmental money grab, but this instance is different. These Telecom companies are using public property and locking in a (mostly) guaranteed clientele. It is a government's job to go with the best bid possible, and secure the greatest benefit to their citizens. It is their belief that Google would provide that.
Edited by Solarin - 10/2/12 at 10:18am
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