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post #48496 of 65687
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

American hotels are brilliant about wifi. Their cost on the service is negligible, yet they want to charge for one day the equivalent of a month's ipad LTE usage for me.

It's called capitalism, commie.
post #48497 of 65687
I mean...its all because of business travelers. All those extras are costless to the majority of the guests, so they get to bring in extra income without looking like they have outrageously priced rooms.

I've actually found it particularly annoying when booking cheap rooms with Hotwire/priceline. You get dirt cheap stays in fancy hotels, because the business hotels always have a ton of vacancy on the weekend. The 3.5/4 star hotels are usually way cheaper than what you could get from a regular booking site on a lower quality hotel (and if you know what you are doing...9/10 times you can figure out exactly what hotel it is on hotwire or have an idea of what you will get from priceline)...they need to fill the vacancies but they don't want to advertise low prices and dilute the status image.

Of course you show up at the hotel and realize that you are going to get fucked by everything. Want to use the sauna? gotta pay for the overpriced spa package. Need internet? Hope you are expensing it like the weekday guests are. Paying for those things isn't expensive, and the room total would still be cheaper and nicer than a room booked the normal way, but I can't bring myself to do it on principal. I'm just not going to pay $10-15 for internet so that I can screw around a bit before bed (I'm on vacation, probably have better things to do outside of the room most of the day). I've got service on my phone already paid for if I really want to check up on the forvm.
post #48498 of 65687
I do 80% of my traveling in business and it still irks me. And the higher paying biz travelers don't get a break from being nickel and dimed either. Actually it's the cheaper hotels that are more likely to offer free wifi IME.

The only time I stopped getting charged for wifi was after I achieved status on their frequent guest programs.
post #48499 of 65687

Every time I'm at a hotel that charges for internet I get mad because of the charge and because fascist American cell carriers won't let us tether without paying another fee.

post #48500 of 65687
Bought new beach towels from Land's End last week. I got monogramming which was supposed to add 1-2 days to their arrival. Today would be 3 days later than they said for arrival. The tracking says they arrived in my city via UPS yesterday, but instead of being delivered today, they transfer it to the local post office for delivery. So because I use my office address for shipping, I won't get it until Monday. Which won't do me any good at the beach this weekend.
post #48501 of 65687
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

nah I totally understand. bullying really compounds the problem and makes already weird kids weirder. I was just being insensitive.

The sad part is seeing really bad bullying in the workplace. I've seen medical clerks (3rd year medical students at the hospital) who've been in really bad luck situations -where the residents/interns/consultants/nurses end up hating/bullying specific clerks to the point where they end up quitting altogether or taking a whole year off to let that bad juju wear off. Its like that scene in Master and Commander where the ship just piles on a shipmate who's bad luck and everyone ends up avoiding the guy and the guy ends up ending it by jumping off the ship to his death. Even the captain of the ship won't go near the guy.

I had to work with a complete dickhole in grad school, and it really made the whole process much, much worse (and it already sucks). He wasn't a bully, just had no interest in being civil to anyone that he didn't think would benefit himself. Basic stuff like "Where'd you put this piece of equipment" would be met with blank stares and attitude. He was the lab Golden Boy though, so he was untouchable.
post #48502 of 65687
Texas is miserably, stinking hot. It is seriously beyond me how people lived here before the advent of air conditioning.
post #48503 of 65687
time warner isn't available at my new address. my $69.99 triple play package that was successfully grandfathered in for the last 4 years is going to end cloud.gif

the best part was the internet speed we got on this block. even the most basic of internet packages got something like 30mbps download... so when FiOs finally made it into the area it didn't really make sense to switch.

I did a little searching and it looks like my only choice in the area.... is...... comcast...
post #48504 of 65687
the good news is Comcast also blows. Glad you'll be sticking around in this thread.
post #48505 of 65687
i dont have any cable. and im very happy.
post #48506 of 65687
I haven't had cable in years. Netflix FTW.
post #48507 of 65687
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Texas is miserably, stinking hot. It is seriously beyond me how people lived here before the advent of air conditioning.
As a kid in Louisiana air conditioning was still uncommon . Thats why I've lived in coastal nor cal for 40 years
post #48508 of 65687
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

... Roku+Netflix+Amazon Instant/Prime+My brothers HBOGo FTW.

FTFM
post #48509 of 65687
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Moviebox jailbreak/AirPlay FTW.
FTFM
post #48510 of 65687
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont have any cable. and im very happy.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I haven't had cable in years. Netflix FTW.

HD antenna is the way to go. I haven't even hung mine up near the window yet and I get NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and a couple other random channels in HD. Throw in Netflix and Amazon Instant and you are good.

I may get a Roku eventually since I can then watch HBO GO on the TV.
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