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Comcast May Hate the Jews

Jewcy Jews at least. And I guess it's not so likely that they hate us, but more like they don't give a shit about us. What I'm driving at here is a handful of Jewcy users (Jewcers, if you will) … Read More

By / December 5, 2006

Jewcy Jews at least. And I guess it's not so likely that they hate us, but more like they don't give a shit about us. What I'm driving at here is a handful of Jewcy users (Jewcers, if you will) have complained that they can't do simple things like, login and post things – things that you and I take for granted.

For many moons I stayed up late burning the midnight oil, struggling in vain to figure out what was wrong with the Jewcy site. Things started to look up when I realized my house had lost power (hence the midnight oil – the Chinese don't believe in "electric bills"), but my hopes were soon again dashed when I realized our site troubles remained.

Finally, after poring over literally millions (no – BILLIONS!) of pleading emails, I realized one common thread. All the users in question were patrons of the Comcast Internet Service Providers.

I raced to the phone, immediately dialed their emergency support number and within seconds I was placed on hold waiting 15 minutes to talk to a poorly-informed Indian woman who would be of no help, but could give the phone number of someone who would also be of no help, but who could give me the phone number of a voicemail I could call and leave a message so the Comcast tech weenies could have something to laugh at on their off-time.

Their exceedingly long voicemail instructions (a crude deterrent mechanism), I was happy to note, proudly declared that calls were usually answered within one business day. I was less happy to hear, not 5 minutes later (I told you: long voicemail) that calls were no longer being answered within one business day. "Sorry!"

That was Friday, and needless to say, no one has called me back. I did some research on my own, however, using our friends at the Digg engine. With a little pawing around, I found (and subsequently dugg) this  article.

So it seems we're not alone. Not that that fixes anything, but hey. It's good to know. I have a temporary solution to the poor, huddled Comcast masses awaiting the ability to login to the Jewcy site, though!

Use a proxy server! It's so simple! If you don't know how, check out this shady page. Plug in this number: 216.144.235.134 (Port: 80) and ba-da-bing, you're talkin' like an Italian.

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