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/g/ I had a million dollar idea for a while now that I want to share with you because it makes too much sense in order to not have been implemented already.
>Mobile App / Web App
>Monthly access to individual cable channels, pay per channel
For example, cable companies today bundle 100s of channels into a plan that's usually around $50 a month, 75% of which none of us ever watch. Why is there not a platform where one could pay $2 a month to subscribe to the discovery channel's TV programming, and maybe a slightly higher rate for commercial free shows on that channel.
Wouldn't we all rather pay $20 a month or so for 10 channels which we could stream over HDMI / webapp on our televisions & computers? It makes sense for the channels to sell directly to their customers as well. Also channels could be bundled on the app like cable companies do for a smaller price since no extra hardware or technicians are needed. Why are the cable guys not out of business, surely I can't be the only one who's thought of this.
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I saw Richard Stallman at a grocery store in Los Angeles yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw Stallman trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.
The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.
When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.