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Comment: We've already paid for high speed infrastructure (Score 5, Insightful) 361

by Kevin108 (#46274823) Attached to: Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

In the early 2000s, the federal government gave tax breaks to the then-leading communications giants to install an open high-speed data infrastructure throughout the country. The amount of taxes they didn't collect averaged $2,000 per household. Shortly after that, the companies began sales and mergers. published an article detailing this scam as recently as 2013.

Comment: Re:Forget the Terms of Service war... (Score 1) 250

by Kevin108 (#42593223) Attached to: Instagram Loses Almost Half Its Daily Users In a Month

That's what killed the app for me. Different friends have different social media accounts. Posting a photo in Instagram covered 3 of my bases. I was hoping they'd add Google+ integration for the few holdouts. Instead, it went Facebook-only at which point...there was no point.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 547

by Kevin108 (#42022623) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?

Niche is the secret. In Norfolk, VA there's a place called Naro Expanded Video. I've only been in there once but I was incredibly surprised than in 2005 I could walk in and buy a like-new copy of Mickey's Christmas Carol (albeit on VHS) from 1983. I believe it was finally released on DVD in 2009.

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