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Comment: Re:Leave then (Score 1) 886

by Dredd13 (#49341141) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

In my "utopia"? If they pollute, it's effectively property-damage of neighboring properties, no different from littering or vandalism.

If they can keep their pollution on their own property without it leaking anywhere else (actually damaging someone else's property) then that's their business.

Obviously, that's not going to happen that often, so they'd be on the hook for making me whole after any damages were caused.

Comment: Re:Leave then (Score 2) 886

by Dredd13 (#49338785) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

And the same libertarians in question would tell you:

  • that conscription is morally wrong, and should be verboten.
  • that taxes are theft.
  • that people have the right to refuse to serve on juries

Any law which doesn't also have an actual demonstrable victim (and "society" is not a victim) are immoral and should be repealed.

Comment: Re:How Time Warner, et al, Will Defeat This (Score 1) 631

by Dredd13 (#49143849) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

Maybe. Nothing (today) forces TWB in that scenario to lease outside plant spectrum to anyone.

Although, as noted in my replies above, there's plenty of reason to suspect unbundling will be a requirement down the road, so this positions them well to quickly profit from it when it happens.

Comment: Re:Gonna see a Net Neutrality Fee (Score 2) 631

by Dredd13 (#49140815) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

The law of capitalism means that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a regulation to raise the price of anything - all it can do is reduce the profit a corporation takes.

Bull. Shit.

Regulation means compliance. Compliance means paperwork. Paperwork means overhead. Overhead means expenses. Expenses mean increased costs passed on to customers.

You owe the Oracle a copy of a transcript showing that you have passed ECON101.

Comment: How Time Warner, et al, Will Defeat This (Score 5, Insightful) 631

by Dredd13 (#49140781) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

How companies like Time Warner will defeat Net Neutrality: Self-divestiture.

The "Time Warner Cable/Internet" you know of today becomes a myriad of companies specifically designed to continue on with business as usual while still adhering to the letter of the law:

- Time Warner Broadband - a company which does nothing more than operate Hybrid-Fiber-Coax outside plant (the actual wires on the actual poles).

- Time Warner Cable - a company which leases spectrum from TWB (above), and provides cable-video service on that outside plant

- Time Warner Transit - a company which does nothing more than provide wholesale (non-retail, non-mass-market) internet connectivity to ISPs and other service providers. As a wholesaler, TWT is not encumbered by net neutrality regulations.

- Time Warner Internet - a company which leases spectrum from TWB (above) to provide IP connectivity to end-users. It obtains *all* of its internet connectivity from TWT (above), and charges metered billing to all its end-users (you pay a flat rate PLUS you pay "by the bit", the same way you pay for water or electric today).

Netflix, et al, will have to tithe properly to TWT if they want access to TWI's customers, since TWT is the only path to GET to TWI's customers. The FCC can't really punish TWI for this move, without opening up an even messier Pandora's box of trying to tell ISPs "which upstreams they HAVE to obtain connectivity from".

Yes, it'll all be a LITTLE more complicated than that, but they've got teams of lawyers to work out the details.

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