Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Why should internet service be under the authority of the FCC anyway?

The FCC was set up to allocate a scarce resource (radio bandwidth). What relevance does that have to the internet?


Telecommunications Act of 1996

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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:10 pm

shemp wrote:Abdul, have you ever seen a government agency that wouldn't grab everything it can reach?


Kind of my point here. Or one of them.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:11 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Why should internet service be under the authority of the FCC anyway?

The FCC was set up to allocate a scarce resource (radio bandwidth). What relevance does that have to the internet?


Telecommunications Act of 1996


Evil and must be repealed.

Call it draining the swamp if that makes you feel good. :P
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:42 pm

I need to see if my 401k has any AT&T stock in the mix.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby sparks » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:00 pm

Go with CenturyLink, those dumb motherfuckers can't find their asses with both hands: Must be good for bidnez!
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:24 am

I still have some old CompuServe and AOL installer CDs around here.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Witness » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:34 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK8a3yZDVUM




In really completely unrelated news my ISP doubled my speed and took 5 bucks off my monthly bill. :?

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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby ed » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:37 am

Thought net neutrality only came in under obama. Was it really horrible before that?
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:23 am

NO "net neutrality" == the way it was from day one up to a few years ago.

None of that bad stuff happened in all that time.

Nor will it now, other than you Netflix users paying your fair share for hogging bandwidth.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:31 am

I woke up this morning and discovered that my DSL router has been replaced by an old Hayes 14400 baud modem.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:37 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:NO "net neutrality" == the way it was from day one up to a few years ago.

None of that bad stuff happened in all that time.

Nor will it now, other than you Netflix users paying your fair share for hogging bandwidth.


The impetus did not exist before that. When the ISP's figured out they could essentially charge twice for the some packet, they did. That's why congress acted.

They could have always charged more for bandwidth hogs.

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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Witness wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK8a3yZDVUM




In really completely unrelated news my ISP doubled my speed and took 5 bucks off my monthly bill. :?


What an asshole, really

None of those things address the concerns.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Something about guys who bitch about how they can't wait 90 seconds for their goat porn to load. :evil:
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby gnome » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:27 pm

In other news: abandoning net neutrality will not set your router on fire, nor will it send your "stuff" folder to your employer. So relax, it's all good.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Why is any move toward more government arbitrarily defined as "progress"? :p
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:47 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Why is any move toward more government arbitrarily defined as "progress"? :p


Sounds like a strawman.
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:57 pm

Furthermore, you guys are destroying The PlanetTM. :evil:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... rn/548210/
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Re: Net neutrality, we hardly knew ye

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:01 pm

That's stupid.
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