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Comment: Re:Net Neutrality is Good.... why? (Score 1) 243

by TangoMargarine (#48030951) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

so, why shouldn't the internet work the same way? can someone please help me figure out why so many seemingly smart people scream murder when anyone proposes something (packet prioritization) that seems so completely logical?

Probably because the guys at the top making all the money will decide which categories "we" "want" and there is zero chance of us actually coming out ahead. It's most expensive for them to transmit video? Bzzt. No more video. Now what's the next-most expensive thing? VOIP? Bzzt. No more VOIP.

It's like SecureBoot. There's nothing wrong with the concept *in theory;* the entire problem is who is in charge of the system.

Comment: Re:Net Neutrality is Good.... why? (Score 1) 243

by TangoMargarine (#48030921) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

i don't ship everything at the post office using the same "speed of service"

Okay, now imagine that you pay for overnight shipping on all packages you send, and only once every blue moon do you actually get the speed you paid for. We *already* have this with their "up to" bullshit. They just want to tighten the valve even tighter and charge us even more.

Or how about why all kinds of phone companies offer "unlimited data" but it's a fucking lie EVERY SINGLE TIME?

Find and replace "net neutrality" with "stop fucking around and provide exactly what you agreed to--no more, no less."

Comment: Re:worse than crapware (Score 1) 403

Sorry people... you lost your privacy years ago so why cripple yourself now?? Privacy and Security are an illusion. The faster people realize this the better this world will become.

"Well, you're in the future now, so you'll finally be treated with dignity. Now strip down and get on The Probulator, Fry."

Comment: Re:actually Australia does have some sanity (Score 1) 208

Three buildings in the World Trade Center complex collapsed due to fire-induced structural failure.[96] The South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. after burning for 56 minutes in a fire caused by the impact of United Airlines Flight 175 and the explosion of its fuel.[96] The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. after burning for 102 minutes.[96] When the North Tower collapsed, debris fell on the nearby 7 World Trade Center building (7 WTC), damaging it and starting fires. These fires burned for hours, compromising the building's structural integrity, and 7 WTC collapsed at 5:21 p.m.[97][98] The Pentagon sustained major damage.

So, #96-98:
World Trade Center Building Performance Study, Ch. 5 WTC 7 – section 5.5.4
Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, p. xxxvii.

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