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Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 3, Insightful) 247

by Totenglocke (#49137359) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Just because you might do something mildly productive with your time if you didn't have to work for a living does not mean that the majority would. Hell, look at the countless millions who bitch about their circumstances, yet do nothing with their spare time that would improve them (learning new skills, taking a class, volunteering in a position that would help them improve their circumstances, etc). For every person who wrote a useful app / book, you'd have at least 100 just sitting around drinking beer and watching football.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 584

by Totenglocke (#49130917) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

sigh

For the third time, I didn't say that they're currently throttling connections. I pointed out that if they were legally allowed to have various "speed lanes" for a given bandwidth, they would throttle the shit out of everyone (businesses and ordinary customers) unless you paid them huge amounts of money. Not only would every popular website / web-based service be charged massively more for a "fast lane" to their customers, but every end user would be nickled and dimed with "$5/month for access to Facebook" and "$10/month for access to Netflix" on top of their monthly payment for a given bandwidth speed.

This is not "a boogeyman", the ISPs already showed their hand and admitted that they want to do just that - keep your bandwidth the same but throttle your ability to access popular things unless you pay additional fees for a "fast lane".

Congrats on supporting ISP monopolies making the internet too expensive for most people to use. Then again, you're an AC, so you're probably just a dumbass troll.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 584

by Totenglocke (#49126881) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

I'm not referencing that, I'm talking about what they could (and WOULD) do if net neutrality was killed. They'd throttle the shit out of connections for both businesses and home users and if you complain "Well, you're not paying for the `high speed' option on your 50 Mb connection, that's why you can't stream any videos!".

If net neutrality was killed, they would nickle and dime the shit out of customers and force internet businesses to raise prices or be cut off from their customers.

Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 584

by Totenglocke (#49126417) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
Bull, you can always pay for more bandwidth, just like we currently do at home. This simply means that Comcast can't charge Netflix an extra $1,000,000 per month to no be throttled and lose all of their customers due to performance problems and it they cannot charge home users an extra $5 a month to not have their Netflix throttled to unusable speeds, $5 a month to access Facebook, $10 a month to access Google sites, etc.

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