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Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 2) 375

by Holi (#48933769) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
Investors money my ass. Do you know how much tax payer money has been given to the telecoms for the very purpose of implementing broadband nationwide? We've already paid them and so far got very little in return. You want to keep government out of it then be prepared to keep paying more and getting less.

Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 2) 570

by Holi (#48867937) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade
You could just got to Microsoft's site where it is plainly stated:
"once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge"

Though I don't know who decides the "supported lifetime of the device".

Comment: Re:Don't worry, they can only see inside the homes (Score 1) 290

by Holi (#48859405) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes
Want to cite a law about that? Because I have never seen that exception in any law regarding radio frequencies. Federal law prohibits the operation, marketing, or sale of any type of jamming equipment, including devices that interfere with cellular and Personal Communication Services (PCS), police radar, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and wireless networking services (Wi-Fi). Applicable Law The Communications Act of 1934 Section 301 - requires persons operating or using radio transmitters to be licensed or authorized under the Commission's rules (47 U.S.C. 301) Section 302(b) - prohibits the manufacture, importation, marketing, sale or operation of these devices within the United States (47 U.S.C. 302a(b)) Section 333 - prohibits willful or malicious interference with the radio communications of any station licensed or authorized under the Act or operated by the U.S. Government (47 U.S.C. 333) Section 503 - allows the FCC to impose forfeitures for willful or repeated violations of the Communications Act, the Commission's rules, regulations, or related orders, as well as for violations of the terms and conditions of any license, certificate, or other Commission authorization, among other things. Sections 510 - allows for seizure of unlawful equipment (47 U.S.C. 510) The Commission's Rules Section 2.803 - prohibits the manufacture, importation, marketing, sale or operation of these devices within the United States (47 C.F.R. 2.803) Section 2.807 - provides for certain limited exceptions, such as the sale to U.S. government users (47 C.F.R. 2.807) The Criminal Code (Enforced by the Department of Justice) Title 18, Section 1362 - prohibits willful or malicious interference to US government communications; subjects the operator to possible fines, imprisonment, or both (18 U.S.C. 1362) Title 18, Section 1367(a) - prohibits intentional or malicious interference to satellite communications; subjects the operator to possible fines, imprisonment, or both (18 U.S.C. 1367(a))

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