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Large Implications of the Uverse/ATT Deal

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Per Wilner... AT&T is going to be investing in upgrading all P12 stadiums' internet infrastructure.


    Smart deal.
     
  2. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I guess you can call me one of those old farts even if I'm just 34...what happened to simply watching the game?
     
  3. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know if it's been this bad in Folsom, but I've been in stadiums where you get basically no cell service in the stadium because of the huge crowd in the area all trying to use their cell phones at once. I've had trouble checking scores of other games, or even sending a text.
     
  4. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    Unpossible. U must always b able to like text your bff always! Like OMG! lol
     
  5. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    it is pretty bad in Folsom.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm really happy to see this. Things like this are what will separate the Pac-12. I like to be able to text people during a game. I like to be able to check other scores. I'm sure I'd like to access it if there was something interactive with the scoreboard like replays. And I'm one of the "old farts". We talk a lot about declining attendance for live sporting events as more people watch from home. We bitch about students not showing up on time or in sufficient numbers. Well, this is exactly the type of thing that helps those situations by improving the fan experience particularly for younger people.
     
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  7. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Actually it was the old farts that were the pioneers of multi media at football games. How many times have you seen some grumpy looking old dude in his 30 year old starter jacket listening to the game on the radio with his giant head phones? I'm all for it.

    However, I think in priniciple I totally agree on the "enhanced" experience of smartphones, ipads etc. I was reading recently about how Disney was promoting The Little Mermaid in theaters and telling kids to bring their ipads or smartphones and play along with in-movie games during the film. WTF? How do you enjoy a movie when you are engrossed in your tablet?
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I get a text during a game and it typically goes unanswered until the drive home.


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  9. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Ya Folsom has to be one of the 4
     
  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    yes it is, you cant even call to coordinate meet ups with other people.
     
  11. Orangebuff

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    For example, in Philly the Eagles installed wifi in their stadium this season. When on in-stadium wifi, you can watch NFL redzone channel for free through the Eagles mobile app. Also can mirror the jumbotron video onto phone to get a closer look at replays.
     
  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Smart move overall. Larry Scott knows where the market is going. I am not sure that I am ready to go with the market, however. Sporting events, at least in my opinion, should be relaxing. I went to a Rockies game recently, and found the sensory overload to be nearly that of what you experience in a casino. Everyone seems to be enchanted by the bright shiny object known as their personal electronic device. I guess I just don't need that much sensory input. And for that, I am thankful.
     
  13. 4DemBuffs

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    I'm with you. It annoys me so much when I see groups of people and instead of talking and enjoying one another's company they are on their phones texting. Or worse is a couple out to dinner and they are on their phones texting.
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Why does that annoy you if you're not in that group or part of that dinner couple?
     
  15. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    It actually kind of annoys me as well. What is the point of "getting together" with friends for an event where all you are doing is being plugged in to your device, which is effectively no different than what you could be doing at home alone.

    Put down the electronic crack for 5 minutes and enjoy what you actually went out to do.
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I enjoy technology too....it is nice to make and receive calls on the cellphone, but it is expressly at my convenience. I am not ready to become Pavlovian about it. I sit in meetings, with several people sometimes, and one person's phone goes off and they tune everyone out to check their device, and sometimes respond to the text or take the call. On rare occasions, I just leave the meeting at that point, if I feel like I can get away with it. Watching herds of people roaming around together, all transfixed by their mobile devices, is one of the weirder sights in the modern world.
     
  17. 4DemBuffs

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    I just think its sad. I grew with a family that ate at the table together and talked. Why are you with them if you have no interest in talking with them? Seems like one is waiting for something better to happen rather than making the best of where they are. And when it's a couple out for a nice dinner, christ, pay attention to who you love. That text can friggin wait. I understand and accept that there are exceptions to this general rule and I am fine by that but generally speaking, the person you are with >>>>>>>> than the one your not with.
     
  18. 4DemBuffs

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    That **** goes on in meetings? I would blow my top if that happened while I was trying to hold a meeting unless there was a reasonable explanation. I would have to go all Mora on their asses. :lol:
     
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    What annoys me is if I'm in someone's office and talking to them, and they answer the phone. WTF? I'm right here and I should have your complete attention. I ignore the phone, or I make sure to tell a visitor that I've been waiting for this call and can't miss it.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So it's an annoyance with society changing in a way that's not for the better? I guess I can see that. I kind of like it, though. People zoned out on their portable idiot box generally keeps the noise level around me down vs if they were having actual conversations.
     
  21. GoonieBuff

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    It's why I switched to Verizon four years ago.
     
  22. 4DemBuffs

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    Well, sure. If you are around an idot it is a pleasure to have them texting and not speaking. That is a fringe benefit. :lol:

    But generally speaking, it is a definite change for the worse for society. Shoot, if I were out with LBuff, 90 or Snow, I would have the respect for them to put my phone down and talk to them and get to know them and hopefully get a friendship going rather than the bad relationship we have over the internet. I just think its the right thing to do and I would rather have it that way.
     
  23. tante

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    I have Verizon :cry:
     
  24. leftybuff

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    I get it if somebody prefaces there taking of a call with something like "I have a sick child at home" "my car is in the shop and they are supposed to call me" but sometimes that isn't the case. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with people who are repeat offenders. It is really annoying. I was at a family gathering one time having an enjoyable conversation with a relative who stopped in midsentence to answer the cell, picking up an entirely different conversation with someone else. I just got up and walked away. The weird thing to me was they were surprised and somewhat offended.
     
  25. J.R. Ewing

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    I'm an ops engineer. I'm responsible for some pretty expensive operations going on 24/7 365. Unfortunately, I have to be that guy. I hate doing it.
     
  26. leftybuff

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    Like I said, I get it that there are important calls people have to take. I don't get bent when a doc, I know a couple, check their phones...for all I know they are on call and somebody really needs them. When the end of the call I hear goes something like, "Sure, we're going shopping tomorrow..", it is pretty damned annoying. Same thing goes at a store, I am at the counter conducting business and the phone rings. If the clerk answers it to answer the question of some joker sitting at home in his underwear while I went to the trouble of coming all the way to the store, I walk.
     
  27. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If that happens, the best thing to do is get your own phone out and call the person you are with. When he answers, sweetly tell him that you are trying to be respectful of his preferred method of conversation. He'll get the message.
     
  28. leftybuff

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    :lol:
    :lol: That. Is. Brilliant.
     
  29. gone native

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    OK, whatever, grandpa
     
  30. buffedup

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    :lol:

    If you met me, I don't think you would put me anywhere in the realm of Grandpa. Haven't even done the Pa part yet. I have all of the latest and greatest tech out there when it comes to computers, smartphones and tablets, but I also know when to turn them off.
     

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