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Comment: Re:and of course, the home server operators get nu (Score 1) 125

by GameboyRMH (#47911923) Attached to: The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Well look at it this way, with net neutrality your upstream home connection may be slow but the traffic would be as "important" as anything else - with a tiered Internet, upstream home traffic would be put in the Internet infrastructure's leper colony. Unless it's streaming video over Skype or something "important" (run by people who make deals with ISPs).

Comment: Re:Freak outbreak of common sense (Score 1) 413

by GameboyRMH (#47892707) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

Preinstalled Windows is only cheaper than separate copies of Windows because MS decides to price it lower - precisely to perpetuate its use as a lock-in mechanism. So your price argument is a circular one.

Tires and cars is partly a decent analogy because there are similar bundling deals used with new cars, but there are a couple of big differences - there isn't a convicted monopolist behemoth tire manufacturer dominating the market with a more expensive and arguably inferior product that's bundled with virtually all cars, and not only do most people not drive their car on the factory-fitted tires for the vehicle's entire life, but they'll be forced to change them early in the car's life.

In fact if I was buying a car, I'd love to have the option to choose some Kumho SPTs or maybe even Dunlop Z2s over the bargain-bin all-seasons or slippery eco-tires that most cars come with.

Comment: Re:Expense (Score 1) 437

by GameboyRMH (#47890043) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

I think virtually any muppet could run a multi-billion dollar company. I'd say literally more than half of the Average Joes out their could replace a CEO in their field of expertise and the company would do just as well. CEOs aren't special, some of them are hilariously incompetent - they belong in the other half of the Average Joes.

Comment: Re:Not just Reno (Score 2) 437

by GameboyRMH (#47889647) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

The enviro-fascists who want to enact change through government fiat are going to enrich the elite at the expense of the rest of us.

And guess what the status quo is doing?

This is an economic problem, not an environmental policy problem. The only difference is that you'll be enriching a different set of fatcats and you'll get a cleaner environment out of it, instead of subsidizing the usual set of fatcats with the planet itself.

Vax Vobiscum