I’ve decided to do something that I didn’t think I would be forced to do but I’ve had enough with Time Warner and Comcast making me pay so much for my cable bill that I’ve cut the cord. I’m done with them at last and you know what? I’m happy because of it. Instead I chose to go with http://www.cable-tv.com/wow-cable/ since they are willing to offer me nearly the exact same packages for almost half the price. This is what makes cable television crazy and if they continue to go down this path of not changing their business model they are going to lose more customers.
I personally cannot believe that they have even lasted as long as they have. It’s time for something new to come along to force them into direct competition. Without any competition they are allowing themselves to stagnate since they don’t have any reason to try new and radical ideas. Sometimes ideas fail which is why some businesses don’t want to go through with them but those corporations that have to keep up with their competitors have no choice but to try new ideas and concepts in order to keep the customers they have.
I imagine when the FCC finally gets around to reclassifying the Internet we’ll finally see the competition that the American people need. We’re tired of paying so much for bloated cable packages that most of us don’t even use. I know for a fact I only watch six channels with any frequency so why should I be paying for any more of them? It’s absurd to make the American consumers pay for things that they don’t use in the slightest, especially when we’re trying to gain access to other content. They’ve too long robbed us and it’s time for all of that to change.
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I like gaming. I am into the multi-user online game environments so much that I now have my own virtual private server. I never thought this game would take off like it did. I was a player in the early days. I like VPS hosting for Australia because of its reliability and affordability to me. I am not a business that is making a fortune on selling products. This is a hobby to me, so my budget is very limited. If you are going to set up your own server for an online game, you want reliability and speed.
Server reliability is measured in up time. It should be above 99 percent for a good server company. Getting a virtual private server is a money saver. The new servers can have multiple separate instances of the operating system running at one time. More than one client can be on a VPS. You never overlap, and you have full control of your version of the operating system including a reboot without affecting other users. Having the ability to have more than one server running on a single piece of hardware greatly lowers the cost for the monthly server fees.
The VPS hosting for Australia that I use has a very reliable uptime rating. I do not think I have experienced any times yet where gamers could not log onto my server unless it was me who made a mistake or was doing game maintenance. I do not get any complaints of lag either. That is important. In a virtual server environment, the hardware needs to be able to handle the traffic without lagging. This is especially true in gaming where users are controlling movements in a game in competition with one another. I am really happy how the advancement of technology has made it so I can have my own online server.
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Long embarrassed of my teeth, I stopped smiling. I did not think it would be a big deal, but over time, I found that it affected my mood. Curious, I did a little researching online and found that smiling is a mood booster. Doctors tell you that you need to smile and laugh to help yourself feel better. This made a lot of sense because I saw it happening with myself. I found a grand rapids cosmetic dentist to go see after that. I did not know what he would tell me, but I felt that I owed it to myself to at least listen to what he would recommend for me.
The issue with my teeth is that my front teeth are very crooked. I had great teeth growing up. I never had to have braces as a young person. But as I grew older, they slowly began moving out of place. I also felt that they were very crowded as well. I could not remember a time when younger where I really noticed my teeth, but as they began moving and shifting in my mouth, I could feel a slight pressure that made me believe that crowding was going on.
Aside from my teeth being crooked, they just did not look good anymore. I would sometimes smile at myself in the mirror and felt that my teeth looked old. That, in turn, made my face look older. I wanted to feel good about myself again. I wanted to smile like everyone else and feel good about what other people see. The dentist I went to suggested that I have two teeth pulled in order to free up some space in my mouth. Next, he said that I should get braces to help move the teeth apart a bit. After that, he suggested that I get veneers. He was able to use his computer to show me what I would look like after everything was done, and I immediately said yes after seeing the picture on the screen.
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