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faryl
faryl
1/10/2017 7:54:32 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
I wasn't so much saying he should be held to high standards so much as I meant the accusations sounded similar to things that have come up this election season. :) I *am*still pretty surprised Amazon chose to ignore it though - I think the British tend to have a higher tolerance for "non-PC" comments, so tend to think if the show was considered too offensive for the BBC, it's not going to fly in the US - but I guess Amazon has the advantage of not having to worry about pissing off sponsors. Worst case people hate it/don't watch so it doesn't get renewed.

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faryl
faryl
1/10/2017 7:46:23 PM
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Re: Grand schemes
I think a lot of consumers don't think to use it because it doesn't (or at least didn't - maybe it's changed) have a nice friendly GUI c-panel interface like most hosting services provide.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 3:27:55 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
That's probably the situation and what they expected. I know for myself I had no idea of his background..

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 6:38:08 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
Haha so true! If he was running for office it would definitely be a different story, but I don't mind this information either..

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:55:48 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
It sounds a bit like our election season :-)

 

"Top Gear has often been criticised for content inside programmes by some members of the public and by Ofcom. Most of the criticisms stem from comments from the presenting team; however, other aspects of the programme have been underlined as unsuitable. Incidents and content ranging from (but not limited to) remarks considered by some viewers to be offensive,[71] promoting irresponsible driving,[72] ridiculing environmental issues,[73] Germans,[74][75] Mexicans,[76] and Poles,[77] and alleged homophobia[78] have generated complaints. British comedian and guest of the programme Steve Coogan has criticised the programme, accusing it of lazy, adolescent humour and "casual racism".[79]

The programme has also been accused of misrepresenting vehicle manufacturer Tesla in an episode first aired in 2008. The firm took Top Gear to court for libel and malicious falsehood after it suggested one of its Roadster vehicles had run out of power after only 55 miles.[80][81] On 19 October 2011, the High Court of Justice in London rejected Tesla's libel claim, claiming the series is an entertainment programme and not an information programme.[82]"

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:53:09 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
@faryl - If he was running for political office the media might find spreading the info a little more important. As it stands, I had no idea about any controversary surrounding him And don't really mind the situation. We all make bad decisions from time to time. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:46:19 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
@dmendyk - Ah, that makes so much more sense. I can see why businesses would find it useful. Thanks for clearing that up. 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:18:00 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
The founder is actually British. There was an incident a year or so ago that I thought resulted on his show being yanked from the BBC.

I'm wondering if Amazon is banking on Americans not knowing his background. It seems almost needlessly contraversial.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/29/2016 10:38:45 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
Yes, me too! I feel like they should definitley have those two seperated just so it's less confusing.

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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/29/2016 9:59:55 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
AWS is mainly a business service. Better margins there than in the consumer sector.

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