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Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 382

Perhaps "colo" here refers to the DSLAM or CMTS where the signal gets split to a neighborhood. In Archangel Michael's proposal as I understand it, a neutral party would own the colo and the last mile, but that party wouldn't connect the colo to the Internet. That'd be the job of competitive ISPs.

Comment: CGNAT (Score 1) 97

by tepples (#49154989) Attached to: Twitter Adds "Report Dox" Option

along with all other twitter handles that have posted from that IP

With all the carrier grade network address translation (CGNAT) going on in mobile networks and in developing countries' wired networks, I imagine that matching people by IPv4 address would need a team of humans to weed out all the false positives.

Comment: Movies and tax returns (Score 1) 191

by tepples (#49151951) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

Playing Music? No iTunes, but otherwise works.

Unless you're buying music and you can't find a particular track on Google or Amazon.

Web browsing [...] Word processing [...] Email

You forgot watching Hollywood movies (lawful DVD player, lawful BD player, clients for each country's DRM'd streaming services) and preparing tax returns.

Comment: Not the solution we're looking for (Score 1) 382

I don't support the corps in this matter at all but I don't support or trust the government either. The Internet doesn't need 300 pages of FCC regulations slapped onto it even if they're meant to "protect" the consumer. There must be a happy medium. The EFF is wary as well. They put it quite bluntly: "The FCC's role must be firmly bounded."

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.