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Culture, Kill Your Television Judging the Outbreak of Webisodes

Judging the Outbreak of Webisodes

In a world where not many people can find something to agree on, there is one idea we can all rally around: Comcast sucks. We must all make it our goal for 2014 to send the media giant the way…
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Calendar, Night&Day Move Tube

Move Tube

In 2012, the Oxygen network premiered the reality show All the Right Moves. It followed Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall as he started his dance company Shaping Sound with three lifelong friends. Could they make it as upstarts in today’s competitive…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Who Cares Whether the Comcast Chats Are Real?

Bouncer: Who Cares Whether the Comcast Chats Are Real?

There is an enduring mystery which, no matter how much I Google, I cannot find an answer to. The mystery is this: When you are on the Comcast website and a chat window suddenly pops up and a "Customer Service…
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Music, Bouncer

Finding better ways to fail at Molotov's

I lost my job a month ago, and have been doing a big fat zip ever since. Actually, that's not entirely true: I've been applying for gigs and interviewing hither and yon. But when I'm not getting dressed up to…
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News, Sucka Free City Comcast ads anger taqueria owners

Comcast ads anger taqueria owners

While it may not rise to the level of Fajitagate, a series of local advertisements have some San Francisco taqueria owners crying Burritogate. You may have noticed the ubiquitous newsrack, bus shelter, and billboard ads for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area…
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News, Letters

Proudly Wasting Bandwidth in SF Weekly Letters

By the Bytes Peer-to-peer fear: Regarding David Downs' feature, "The Internet Jammer" : I think this bandwidth problem created by peer-to-peer file transfers is easily fixed. There is currently no price charged by ISPs for using extra bandwidth on…
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News, Feature BitTorrent, Comcast, EFF Antipathetic To FCC Regulation of P2P Traffic

BitTorrent, Comcast, EFF Antipathetic To FCC Regulation of P2P Traffic

Peter Eckersley could try out for the Navy SEALs of computer geekdom. He's what you might call a white-hat hacker, or a good hacker. The computer science Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Tight Agenda

The latest word from the man-lube marketing grapevine: A commercial featuring a man rubbing cream on another man's hand got nothing more than "talk to the hand" from Comcast in San Francisco. The 29-year-old creator and pretty face of Boy…
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News, Is Anybody Watching?

Is Anybody Watching?

Six months into Al Gore's experiment to turn twentysomethings into TV news junkies, the former vice president's San Francisco-based cable channel -- Current TV -- appears to have hit a snag. Prospective viewers, even those who've heard of the youth-oriented…
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News, Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions

The sad thing is, we don't like watching the Academy Awards because of the overpriced designer outfits, the supposed kitsch factor, and the many disappointing Oscar parties where gay men hurl well-crafted bons mots at the TV screen. No, we…
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News, Matt Smith

Fiber-Optic Illusion

When I first ran across the proposal by Supervisors Tom Ammiano and Chris Daly to fund a $300,000 study on whether the city should go into the business of providing Internet, cable TV, and telephone services to San Franciscans, it…
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