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  1. flatwaterfan

    Streaming TV advice

    I don't go to the politics board as the only piece of advice my Dad gave me was not to argue religion or politics. I don't want to argue with you and I don't want to take the time to post the article that I was regurgitating. I will say thank you for the previous post on May 10 about streaming and I understand your angst with some of these large corporations. I am a cord cutter because of DirectTV and their unethical behavior (in my opinion)
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    Streaming TV advice

    Actually 'net neutrality' is enforced today but it is done in retro-active way. When the net came about they classified it as a type 1 service (data service). As such it falls under the umbrella of the FTC (federal Trade Commission) The federal trade commission is not a regulatory agency. Their mandate is light regulations, consumer protection, open platform with fair business practices. This encourages an open platform and growth. Problem is they are a watchdog organization with reactive enforcement which means they cant do anything until there is a victim/abuse of fair practice. When the FTC started seeing what you are describing on a reoccurring basis, they put out a set of guidelines that became the net neutrality rules. They then tried to enforce those proactively and got sued for it. Courts said your mandate is light regulations you can only enforce 1 of the rules. SO that's what they did. Basically back to doing business the old way. Obama administration didn't like that and got the internet reclassified as a type 2 service which is telecommunications. This falls under the FCC (federal communications commission). This is a heavily regulated platform. FCC is a regulatory body that is more proactive. They can proactively enforce the net rules. The problem with this is the cost of doing business goes up because of all the regulations that exist. Internet businesses became heavily regulated as they inherited other regulations besides the net rules. Growth declined because it was harder to do business in this type of environment. I know my rates went up. The other thing that started was a lobbyist industry for the internet as that's what happens in a gov't regulated industry. Then along came Trump who is pro business. The administration appointed a new board and they reversed the classification back to a type 1 service and business went back to the way it was for 20+ years. Things are moving again. Either way you do it there are pros and cons. The best solution is to make it it's own classification and an new oversight agency. Problem is they are fighting over the details as there is a lot of money/control/power involved.
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    Huskers Land Grad Transfer WR From Cal

    I do not know. This is where I got the 40 time. http://draftanalyst.com/kanawai-noa If I had to guess I would say no.
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    Huskers Land Grad Transfer WR From Cal

    Good pickup. From a draft site it said he runs a 4.59 and is a shade over 5-11. Looks like he can make tough catches. He catches a lot of balls in the short to medium depth range and between the hashes. Films showed him playing a lot in the slot. I don't think Cal used 11 personnel much and I suspect he will be more of a Z for us. Looks like he is good at running combination routes.
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    Streaming TV advice

    Thanks for the link to best free streaming stations TOE. I did not have Hoopla. A couple of things I have found out about my ROKU. I wasn't having any buffering issues until I hit prime time and then for about an hour my movie kept dropping out and reloading. I found advice on the internet to reposition the router to be 4-6 feet off the floor. I think that helped quite a bit. I also switched my router channel from auto to a specific channel. I am hoping my neighbors won't be using this particular broadband channel. So far so good. When using the voice option be careful not to give it too many instructions otherwise you can lock up the unit! It took me awhile to get it unlocked.
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    Streaming TV advice

    I went ahead and bought a roku streaming stick+ today. I have not subscribed to a service yet and will wait until August to do so. I will evaluate some of the other options as suggested. So far I am happy with it. It is working well on my old TV and was easy to install for an old fart like me. I tried to get the regular streaming stick but it was sold out in the 2 stores that I checked so I just went ahead and got the +. It gives me a little stronger wifi & if I ever get a 4k tv I can use it there. The 10mbs is working fine for streaming. I can see that it does load a little slow and moving through the menu can be slow at times but I haven't experienced any buffering issues. I suppose time will tell. Again thanks to everyone for the feedback
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    Streaming TV advice

    That is excellent feedback Enhance. Thanks!
  8. I am a cord cutter but I am thinking about getting Youtube TV in August before football season starts. I use to go to bars to watch the games but now I need to avoid bar food and drink due to health considerations. So currently I have the cox starter package which gives me 10 mbs. I have a VOIP internet phone service basictalk and 1 wifi connection to an OTA channelmaster DVR+ along with 1 desktop computer. I am the only user in the house. The plan would be to buy a Roku device with WIFI like the stick or ultra and plug it into the 3rd HDMI port on my 2006 sony bravio TV then subscribe to youtube TV. This tv also has an over the air antenna attached to it as well as a channelmaster DVR+ with a wifi plugin for OTA tvguide info and an old DVD player. I can do that right? I don't need anything else? I don't have to cast anything from my desk computer? Also another big question I have ...does the cox starter package of 10mbs give a consistent enough bandwidth to watch live Nebraska sports or will I have buffering issues during games? Do I need to jump up to 20? (I cannot hardwire) I am jobless right now so I am living on a budget and I hate cost creep/promotional shenanigans and the like due to experiences with DIRECT-TV. The centurylink 1 gigabite for $60 lifetime sounds attractive but by the time you add the service fees and taxes I think that will be $70-$75. I am at $45 total right now and would like to stay closer to that total. Wouldn't mind feedback on centurylink speeds vs cox at 20 or 40 mbs and if they are consistent at the stated bandwidth. Also wouldn't mind any feedback on how folks like Youtube TV. Thanks in advance!
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    Fine. let's Piss on the seniors. Let's piss on the coaches. Piss on anybody that doesn't win for us. Piss on them. Get new players. Get new coaches. We are the greatest fans in college. We deserve better. New players...if you don't win we will piss on you. I'm out of here.
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    I second HuskerNC's post. If you would of told that Nebraska would have their number 1 pitcher out for a good part of the year, lose one of their power bats in Scheffert who plays an outstanding 3rd base, have Pritchard at less than 100% for the first part of the year, lose one of their long relievers for the year and then have their next number 1 pitcher shut down before the end of the year as well as another long reliever. I would of doubted that they would finish tied for 2nd and seeded 3rd going into the tourney. In my opinion it was a good senior class. I would take Christensen, Rich, Kash, Scheffert and Peters back for next year in a heartbeat, and we could use all the pitching help we can find so we will miss the pitchers as well, but that's the way of things. Thanks to the Sr's for all their hard work and long travel. They had a tough schedule this year. Good luck in their careers on and off the field.
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    It's certainly possible. I will withhold judgement though until I see the new guys in fall ball.
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    I think they have had plenty of entertaining games this year. There have been a few runaways but overall they have been fairly scrappy. They have some issues and it's unfortunate that they lost Deleon right before this series and Hirsch earlier as that hurt quite a bit. I see Pierce is out as well. Pitching depth is an issue. Hopefully they can get some help next year with the new recruits. They will need to help as the offense won't be as good.
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    Well season 3 starts Wednesday. We will see what happens. I don't mind a Michigan rematch.
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    The Fighting Erstads vs. The Wolverines of Michigan

    Soo close and yet so far, I'm still ready to see them play.
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    Important Transfer Headed Our Way

    If this is true Lewis is an idiot. Yah that puts a totally different spin on things.
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