The Real Scoop on AT&T U-Verse

18 09 2010

AT&T U-verse Review

by Superforce Newsvine

Okay, so everybody is finding out about this new TV, Internet, and Home Phone service called U-verse from AT&T, right?  The boxes (nodes) which bring the signal to your local neighborhoods are spreading throughout the county.  With prices at competitive rates, and the demand for better and faster technology growing, many people are switching over to U-verse.

But, exactly how dependable is it??  Let’s talk about some pros and cons-

TV

The signal is tremendously stronger and fiber optic (essentially glass cables that are ran underground to bring you a better resolution and signal for crystal clear picture).  But they don’t run Fiber to the unit.

Fiber is only ran to the neighborhood (except in some of the newer development in New Japan) in Miami (this is what is called Fiber-to-the-node).  Those big beige boxes that you have been seeing the AT&T trucks working on, those are nodes, where the signal and fiber runs to.

From a node, signal is brought to your house or unit using existing copper wires, ones that were once, Southern Bell lines, which AT&T recently bought out (economically-speaking).

PRICING

Anywhere from 99.00 to 237.00 for all three service, AT&T offers “solutions”, which are (in essence) TV Channel Preferences, Internet Speed necessity, and Phone Lines.

A good package runs you about 147.00 for all three services, with 60% of the Movie Channels. All except HBO.

QUALITY

AT&T’s regular standard signal is 720p, which is Comcast’s High-Def signal resolution.   U-verse’s HD, is actually 1080i, not “p”.  So depending on your equipment, 1080p may be the better quality, therefore making the U-verse 1080i, one notch lower in quality.

INTERNET

The modem they give you (called a Gateway) is developed by Cisco systems and was specially designed to be compatible with fiber optic networking, a first of it’s kind.  It is the brain of the entire U-verse system.  It brings in the signal for your TV, Internet (with 4 Network Connection Ports/ethernet), and also powers the VOip Digital Telephone service.  If you have AT&T DSL, this is twice as fast, and more.

Another thing about nodes (and quality) is the Internet’s signal strength.  One thing I always used to tell my customers, was a little inside tip I received from a technician, one day stopping for a coffee break, and just taking it easy in the South Florida sun.

Technician:  “We have to pump enough signal for it be able to reach up to 1 mile from these nodes.  In order to be able to push that much signal through these wires, we have to give it a lot of juice. ” – says My New Pal.

He continues, saying-  “That means, that if the customer at the end of this grid line wants to pay for the biggest package and fastest internet, and he wants 32Mbps, we are going to have to pump like 100Mbps through that line jsut to be able to reach that last customer, and it’s almost sometimes impossible to tweak and precisely control that kind of power stream!”

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MUMBO-JUMBO MEAN?

That people living closer to the node, may get away paying for only 12Mbps of Internet Speed ( The MAX Package), but they’ll most likely receive like 30Mbps of speed on the house, due to this phenomenon!

Final OVERVIEW

YES! YOU CAN GET ANOTHER SERVICE FOR CHEAPER.  But you cannot get (in some neighborhoods) the speed U-verse has.  The signal for Hi-Def might be 1080i, as opposed to Direct TV’s 1080p, but on the up-side, you won’t lose signal because of a little storm cloud or a sudden rise of gusty winds.

Some channels that certain satellite providers contain, U-verse does not currently have on their network of channels they provide.  but inside info, is that many channels are being internally requested (even I used to request them after sales call if I had a customer that was bargaining with that as his decision-maker), but requesting the channels is not a gurantee they will be supplied.

Channels like TV Caracol, TV Chile, The Dutch Channel, TVe,  and a few others.

If you live close to a node, you may benefit more than your other neighbors who live further down the line.  You’ll have your own dedicated line for Internet, as opposed to Comcast’s DSL (which is on one shared line which you share with all your neighbors on that same line; the reason why your speeds fluctuate from hour to hour, and it sucks).

Finally, the phone service, well it’s VOip, that’s all I gotta say.  Some people like it, if it’s a luxury.  Other people who might be helpless if the power goes out and they lose their signal, may not like this feature.

It does come with a battery backup pack, but if the power goes out, and the modem goes out, the phone gets knocked off.  Unless you have a generator, you will lose your services in a blackout.  The U-verse and AT&T company nodes, and central offices, have generators and battery backups, and this mean even during blackouts, they are still streaming signal.  It just depends on you, how demanding your needs are for these service.
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WAX ON, F*CK OFF! Funniest Spoof This Year!

17 06 2010

Okay, if Ralph Macchio were to make the resurrection of the century, THIS IS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT WAY!!

This is one of the best thought of spoof with an actual great supporting plot that I have seen in a while.  I thought this kind of humour was something  rare and an unfortunately-forgotten grand art of ancient masters, the like of which nobody has been able to replicate (only diluted and watered-down imitators and second comers), and OUT COME MACCHI with The Steal!!!

WOW – If this were rated by gold stars, this small yet much needed kind of production would get a GALAXY.

Really awesome subtleness and fantastic ability to ‘go there’ and really give it a good ‘ol mock.  If you want to have a go at what it feels like to pee a little in your pants while tears build up in your eye sockets watching the return of Ralph Macchio to SOMETHING, this is the place to be- give the PLAY BUTTON a push and bed pan is highly recommended. ( OKAY SO WE COULDN’T EMBED IT HERE [FUNNYorDIE] YOU GUYS REALLY HAVE TO PUT IT ON YOUTUBE ALREADY OR SOMETHING, the Embed code didn’t work here on WordPress for us Little guys.)

But that’s okay because this is the link just click on it!  Wax On, F*ck Off with Ralph Macchio





Superforce Sponsors Monique Sciberras! The Australian, Miami Connection

8 05 2010

GET READY TO CATCH SCIBERRAS FEVER!

11-26-2013 UPDATE

Sciberras are not stoping!  From new moves and techniques to perfecting the craft she is an artist at, Monique has worked very hard at maintaining a constant absorption if knowledge, and taught by some of the best around the world.   Follow her on Twitteror Like her Facebook page and show support.

Stay Tunes for more!

Watch this video of one of her recent 2013 fights.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ81rU1EVEs‎ 

One of her King's Cup appearances.

One of her King’s Cup appearances.

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TEASER TRAILER

We’re not going to spoil it just yet, but, we will say that this is an inspirational story of overcoming tribulations and adversity and finding a purpose in life through the eyes of a child.

A Star is born and a new journey commences as we embark on a mission (who some say is a mission from god) to make sure the world gets the chance to see Monique Sciberras and The Sciberras Family story, which is in the works. (http://moniquesciberras.blogspot.com/)

Monique Sciberras is a young Australian girl who was born under difficult circumstances and who endured a rough beginning, partially because of the conditions which she was born under and also her father’s “situation”.

With a lot of perseverance, and through martial arts which he taught her, she gained the balance in her life that she needed in order to fight through these conditions.

Although we cannot give too many details now, we can say that this will be a documentary from Mount Sciberras Productions in association with Superforce Entertainment and Madskitz Studios.

COMING SOON: documentary – Monique Sciberras, better known as The Real Karate Kid.

Details: TBA

Release Date: TBA

Currently seeking more investors to contribute to this project.

Inquiries can be made by reaching us through Twitter or via Email.

For Twitter, send your Direct Message (140 characters or less) to @SuperforceUSA

Please indicate “Australia Project” on the subject line, and email: SuperforceInfo@Gmail.com





WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CONAN O’BRIEN ?

26 03 2010

WHY IS JAY LENO BACK ON AT 11:35PM WHEN THEY HAD MADE THIS BIG DEAL ABOUT MOVING HIM TO PRIMETIME?  WHY IS CONAN NOT BACK ON HIS OLD TIME SLOT?  HOW IS JIMMY FALLON STILL THERE AND CONAN O’BRIEN NOT?  These are questions you should ask yourself when reading this.

Conan O’Brien released a statement in January stating that he no longer desired to be the entertainer of “The Tonight Show” on NBC if it appeared at 12:05 a.m.
Mr. O’Brien’s brief run as host at 11:35 p.m. was cut short last month, as NBC decided to restore his predecessor, Jay Leno, to that time period. Mr. O’Brien has been growing increasingly upset in recent days about how he believes he was treated by NBC’s management.

A representative for Mr. O’Brien said that the issue came to a head for the host in January and that he had “sat up all night drafting the statement.” NBC, whose “Tonight Show” has been broadcast at 11:35 p.m. for decades, declined to comment. Mr. O’Brien was scheduled to do “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday night.

In a statement back in January, Mr. O’Brien said, “I sincerely believe that delaying the ‘Tonight Show’ into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. ‘The Tonight Show’ at 12:05 simply isn’t the ‘Tonight Show.’”

Mr. O’Brien’s comments came two days after NBC formally outlined a plan to move “The Jay Leno Show” to 11:35 p.m. in March, elbowing Mr. O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” back half an hour. Mr. Leno seems supportive of the plan. In his statement, Mr. O’Brien rejects it outright. The statement reads:

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over “The Tonight Show” in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004, I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my “Tonight Show” in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the “Tonight Show” to 12:05 to accommodate the “Jay Leno Show” at 11:35. For 60 years, the “Tonight Show” has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the “Tonight Show” into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The “Tonight Show” at 12:05 simply isn’t the “Tonight Show.” Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the “Late Night” show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard, and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of “The Tonight Show.” But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet, a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the “Tonight Show,” I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.

Yours,

Conan

After 16 years of making a name with his distinctive brand of intellectually silly comedy on the “Late Night” show on NBC, Mr. O’Brien replaced Mr. Leno as the host of “The Tonight Show” a mere seven months ago. He is just the fifth man to lead “Tonight,” after Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Mr. Leno.

Mr. Leno, meanwhile, moved to prime time in September as the host of “The Jay Leno Show.” But the 10 p.m. experiment was a bust for many NBC affiliates, which have seen the ratings for their late local newscasts plummet.

Mr. Leno’s last show at 10 p.m. was Feb. 11, and  “The Jay Leno Show” would be shown at 11:35 p.m. instead. NBC smoothly kept this under the radar by distracting viewers with  The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, setting the stage for  the new schedule which started on March 1. But the network acknowledged that day that Mr. O’Brien was not yet on board with the move.

Ever since the Leno-to-11:35 move was described in the news media last Thursday, people close to Mr. O’Brien have said privately that he is upset with the plan.

Fox has expressed interest in starting a late-night show starring Mr. O’Brien — provided he found a way to extricate himself from his NBC contract.

On Monday, Kevin Reilly, the president of Fox Entertainment, strongly endorsed Mr. O’Brien in an interview. “He would be a very compatible fit for our brand,” Mr. Reilly said. “He is one of the few guys on the planet that has demonstrated he can do one of these shows every night.”

Mr. O’Brien’s contractual complications were outlined in an article on Tuesday in The New York Times.

Update: 5:26 p.m.: The Internet has voted, and it’s supporting Mr. O’Brien in his struggle against NBC.

“Hey, NBC said they wanted drama at 10,” Jay Leno joked one night. “Now they’ve got it.”

FOX talking with Conan O’Brien’s reps, but no deal to snag late night comic from NBC.


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Whale Kills Trainer at Sea World Orlando Video

25 02 2010

Killer Whales of Orlando Sea World

ORLANDO, Fla. —  Trainers will continue working with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her, but SeaWorld said Thursday it is reviewing its procedures after the attack.

People lined up to get into the park a day after the whale named Tilikum killed veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau as a horrified audience watched. Tilikum had been involved in two previous deaths, including a Canadian trainer dragged under water by him and two others whales in 1991.

Killer whale shows are suspended indefinitely in Orlando and at the park’s San Diego location.

LIVESHOTS: Sea World Trainer Autopsy Results Released

“We have every intention of continuing to interact with this animal, though the procedures for working with him will change,” SeaWorld said in a post on its blog.

Picture of Deceased Trainer. Orlando, Fl. Seaworld

Chuck Tompkins, who is in charge of training at all SeaWorld parks, said Thursday that Tilikum will not be isolated from the Orlando location’s seven other whales. Tilikum fathered some of them and will continue mating with others.

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New AMC Show The Prisoner Premieres

15 11 2009


AMC’s The Prisoner is coming upon us and not lacking star power with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen involved. This is a planned 6-episode remake of the classic Spy/SF show from the ’60’s, and Caviezel is playing the roll of the recently deceased Patrick McGoohan (Number 6). recently deceased Patrick McGoohan (Number 6).
Personally, this is looking like it’s going to be a great show. There are so many levels to their plots, that a Movie would not have done it justice. They need the flexibility of episodes because as I said, this show has depth.
The Prisoner World Premiere is Tonight at 8/7c on AMC.





OBAMA AUDIO TAPES RELEASED FROM BEER SUMMIT

4 09 2009

BARACK OBAMA AND FELLOW HOMIES ‘KICK IT’

Who can forget the famous Beer summit held at the White House compound hosted by President Barack Obama.  Attendees of the Beer Picnic included Vice President Biden, and “burrying the hatchet” black scholar and white cop duo taking swigs together after a much heated issue occurred.

Here is actual AUDIO TRANSCRIPTIONS, captured from Official Photo/Video and Audio white House recordings.

For a great site that discusses good beer, check out The Beer Advocate.

First Rounds

A little bit into the Beer summit..we caught these clips……

Round 2

By now the conversation is leaning more towards the important stuff; why they really got together in the first place for.

Running Low

Biden, who wants no part in the conversation, clearly gives an excuse to leave.

4 rounds Later....

The Beer Summit at the White House was a success.  Both invitees said that the stalls in the bathrooms even had presidential seals on them, and that other than stepping on a couple of turds, the experience was great.

After the Summit, the President wanted to keep the party going and was later spotted at one of his hangouts at approximately 3AM.

Here is Barack Obama with Cloeset Friends and Buddies

Here is Barack Obama with Cloeset Friends and Buddies