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Comment: Re:Changed the laws? No (Score 1) 137

by The New Guy 2.0 (#48435329) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

They wanted to be treated like a CATV (Community Antenna TeleVision) system, but that rule book was thrown away in the 1980s when cable networks showed up, then in the 1990s broadcast stations got money for retransmission rights. Aereo pretended like the stations didn't have a right to that money, and that was their fatal error.

Comment: Re:What's with this separation of powers thing? (Score 1) 137

by The New Guy 2.0 (#48435245) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

The "They created a law!" cry is a loser's argument... SCotUS like all courts interpret law, and what they were saying was "You used an old law book!"... they used to let CATV grab signals off the air for free, but now the major stations demand compensation in both the form of cash and clearance of other channels.

It's hard to tell the difference between the rate for WNYW New York and Fox News Channel, they're all in one package that also includes FX (and its FXX and FXM spinoffs), Fox Sports 1, Fox Business Network... do you get the point?

Comment: Amazon doens't charge the same price to everybody! (Score 2) 284

Retail stores have a hard time changing prices as prices signs and labels are regulated by state law... Amazon can very easily change the price in cookie-based pages. I'm not sure why Wal-Mart thinks they can price match when that happens.

Comment: Re:If Comcast gets their way it won't matter (Score 1) 258

by The New Guy 2.0 (#48394379) Attached to: Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

Comcast's main problem is that they can't find trustworthy installers, who intentionally cause reasons to be called back. That doubles their truck rolls, and therefore doubles their pay. They really should move to a circuit/appeals model where somebody else gets to fix their mistakes.

Comment: CDNs exist. Deal with them. (Score 1) 127

by The New Guy 2.0 (#48365161) Attached to: FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a series of servers placed at or near ISPs in order to get content closer to the user connections. What Net Neutrality means is you can't block or limit any CDN and favor another.

The early days of online surfing had solid walls called Prodigy, AOL, and CompuServe. The WWW was the end of that, but now we've got HTTP sites that don't serve the whole world the same content.

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