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Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 1) 424

by Tablizer (#48937799) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

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

I hate dental visits also, but I still go. And citizens generally prefer "protection" from foreign threats. Whether it's all warranted or not is highly debatable. DHS wouldn't exist if not for the 911 attacks. The pendulum of public opinion on such seems to swing back and forth, depending on attacks.

Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 1) 424

by Tablizer (#48933633) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

history has shown over and over and over again that big government is very bad.

Too much of anything is bad. Some water is good for you, too much and you drown. Some big company influence is good for us; but too much and we get corporate fascism and/or corporate communism (which may degenerate to regular communism).

The slippery-slope fallacy can be used to justify any position.

Overly-influential banks already had a big hand in crashing the world economy recently and almost got us into another Great Depression. (True, gov't mistakes contributed to it, but run-away greed was the main cause.) I thank Big Gov't for having prevented another Great Depression...in this case.

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing viability of FORTRAN. -- Alan Perlis

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