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Comment: Re:this could be solved by defining "internet acce (Score 5, Interesting) 149

by Dega704 (#48142247) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption
This is why I think that the Netflix debacle amounts to a bait-and-switch on the part of the ISPs. If they advertise a connection to the 'Internet' at a given speed, then fail to deliver on that speed when the party on the other end has provided the necessary capacity, they are committing straight-up false advertising.

Comment: The end result (Score 1) 336

by Dega704 (#48071175) Attached to: Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality
Hence why I think that ultimately, the battle over municipal broadband projects goes hand-in-hand with the debate about net neturality. When all is said and done, the fact of the matter is that there is a colossal and growing demand for a service that the incumbent broadband providers are not only failing spectaculary to give us, but are continuously warping and degrading to sate their own greed. Even if they successfully kill net neutrality and municipal broadband for now, they will only prolong the inevitable. Society has tasted what a free and open Internet can give us, and will only grow more and more outraged if it is withheld. The technology-backwards old farts in congress will eventually die off, and even the misguided people who ate the boloney they were fed by the ISPs and their shills will see reality as our broadband infrastructure becomes more and more of a joke compared to every other developed country.

Comment: Getting tired of this (Score 4, Insightful) 132

by Dega704 (#48068179) Attached to: FCC Puts Comcast and Time Warner Merger On Hold
If I hear the "no reduction in competition" argument one more time, I am going to have an aneurysm. I don't even need to say what is wrong with that argument. This is about the immense power Comcast will gain by controlling a full third of Internet subscribers. Lawmakers in congress whine and moan about giving the FCC too much power with Title II, and yet some of them support letting such a behemoth, unchained monster loose on everyone? This is beyond ridiculous.

+ - Ello -- A potential Facebook killer at last?->

Submitted by Dega704
Dega704 (1454673) writes "A brand-new social networking startup — Ello — has gone viral. At one point on Thursday, the site was acquiring 31,000 new users an hour — many of whom flocked to there because of a disagreement with Facebook over its policy requiring real names, which some say is unfair to LGBTQ and transgender users.

Ello might be the new Facebook or the new Twitter or the new social media flop. It's too early to tell. Here is everything you need to know to understand Ello and why it's popular right now:"

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Comment: Re:TF2 (Score 1) 93

by Dega704 (#47977061) Attached to: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows
The problem I had with running TF2 on Windows is that the game files would fragment quickly, forcing me to defrag every week or two to keep it running smoothly. Hence why I was ecstatic when it was ported to Linux. I suppose it's a moot point if you are using an SSD, but just for the record. When using HDDs I have always spent a lot less time listening to the thing crank away on Linux than on Windows.

Comment: I'm going to enjoy this...... (Score 1) 156

by Dega704 (#47942005) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Few things cheese me off more than corporate cartels and their allies in congress who preach about the goodness of the free market and against government meddling, right up until the free market threatens their dominant position; then they want the government to put a stop to that nonsense immediately. If you really do support a free market, then you either change with the times or you get out of the way and stop holding back those who are actually innovating.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

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