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Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 1) 393

by Archangel Michael (#48935255) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

Why do you think that being for expansion in one area means you're for expansion in all areas?

Because (D) wants expansion in area 1, but not area 2. They get expansion in area 1.

Next election, (R) wins and wants to expand in area 2, and they expand in area 2.

Wash, rinse, repeat. And if anyone proposes to cut Area 1 or 2, they are accused of "Tossing grandma off a cliff" or "Not caring about security" or "hating children" or "killing kittens and puppies"

The result is the same.

As for ISP, the problem is limited last mile options. Nothing more, nothing less. By removing the last mile from the equation, from "Comcast Franchise agreement" to Municipally owned infrastructure, we'd be pushing competition away from last mile to a CO-LO, and actually be able to increase competition, without increasing regulations.

Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 1) 393

by Archangel Michael (#48935155) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

Google Fiber is still Google Fiber. I'm talking about municipality owned infrastructure. City of ______ Fiber, owned, operated and maintained by the municipality, with the fiber being terminated in a CO-LO facility, where you could get Google, Time-Warner, Comcast, DirectTV, or whatever other options were available.

The issue is removing last mile ownership by a commercial enterprise.

Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 1) 393

by Archangel Michael (#48933797) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

Here are a couple differences between drinking too much water and too big of government: 1) the number of affected people (one vs Millions), 2) You have to try to drink too much water vs natural progression of governance.

Slippery Slope is a logical fallacy not because it isn't true, it is a logical fallacy because it isn't always true; sometimes is not good enough in logic. The question is, have you seen government that has grown too big?

Here are a few acronyms that most citizens hate: IRS, NSA, CIA, DHS ....

Lastly, is there anyone that can seriously argue that government is not big enough?

Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 4, Interesting) 393

by Archangel Michael (#48933725) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

Or, you can realize that Broadband is as simple as building out a new Fiber infrastructure, replacing Cable, using the model I've suggested.

Municipalities build out the infrastructure using one time Bond money, building a CO-LO facility and auction space to CONTENT and INTERNET providers. All last mile connections terminate in the CO-LO and a network technician processes connection requests from customers, "I want Time-Warner" or "I want Comcast", or "I want Google", who then patches customer to provider.

The cable is not owned by any single vendor, and there is competition for customers individually. No need for any regulation, and market forces will lower costs to the end user. AND things like the Comcast/Netflix argument simply disappears.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 226

by Archangel Michael (#48928069) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

Well, if you keep voting for the same thing, expecting different results, who is the crazy one?

I know, how about taking the fucking power away from people we have no access to and giving it back to the people to live their lives as they see fit? Oh right, because (R) want to toss Grandma off a cliff and (D) are in bed with the Islamists (IOW ... Fear Mongering).

Oh, don't forget to mention Somalia in your next reply.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 226

by Archangel Michael (#48927337) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

The original poster implied it wasn't culturally acceptable in the US, and I was making it clear that under certain circumstances and depending on how you look at things, it is culturally acceptable, just narrower in scope.

AND if you ask me, it is always has been and will be culturally acceptable until such time as we start tossing the likes of everyone involved in things like TARP I and II in jail.

Comment: Re:pretty much expected. (Score 2) 46

More security requires more diligence, which is often inconvenient. More security requires everyone to be secure, not just some, and that is definitely inconvenient, and requires trust that others are not putting you in danger (insecure), which requires compliance checks and verification, which is inconvenient. Technology can take the edge off the inconvenience, but isn't the panacea that everyone wants it to be.

The weakest link in security is people. Always has been, always will be.

Comment: Re:No fuck off (Score 1) 461

by Archangel Michael (#48914491) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

But "GUNS!!!!!"

The amount of PANIC in people is ridiculous. I work for a school district, and three schools went on full "LOCKDOWN!!!" because someone called a report of someone walking down the street with a "GUN!!!!". Turns out it was a man with a cane.

So, lets panic! It seems to be all the rage!

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