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Comment: Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (Score 2) 175

by Xenx (#48618023) Attached to: Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene
All lowering taxes on a business guarantees... is they make more money. The savings only get passed on to the customer if they feel they need to lower prices to better compete. It doesn't mean it won't happen, but it also doesn't mean it will. In this particular case, it almost certainly wouldn't get passed on to the customer.

Comment: Re:When you encrypt everything... (Score 2) 200

by Xenx (#48322101) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why
I work for an ISP. Most of our customers get somewhere from 80%-105% of their package level, while all showing the same connection speeds between our equipment and the router. It would technically be possible to adjust the speed profiles of every customer to guarantee they get the same rate. However, it's easier(to set up the customer and support the customer) to have a general profile for the package level and put the 80% in the contract.

Comment: Re:When you encrypt everything... (Score 4, Interesting) 200

by Xenx (#48321697) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why
Thats why most services are marketed as up to the given speed. It actually is cheaper to offer a mostly full speed connection than a full speed connection. As long as they provide a defined minimum connection speed and don't default to that speed most of the time, then there really is no reason for complaint.

Comment: Re:No meeting in the middle... (Score 1) 179

by Xenx (#48255181) Attached to: FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%
Umm.. all I said was that AT&T was offering unlimited plans when they could manage unlimited plans. Mobile data usage has skyrocketed in a rather short period of time. On top of all this, because it's cellular data there are other limits on their ability to provide more bandwidth per user per tower.

Comment: Re:No meeting in the middle... (Score 1) 179

by Xenx (#48254569) Attached to: FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%
You do realize the load has drastically changed since they offered Unlimited data, right? I don't agree with AT&T's choice to throttle down to only 10% of available bandwidth, but realistically they sold those unlimited plans at a time when it was more feasible than now. I think AT&T is being more restrictive than needed with their data plans, but unlimited data caps doesn't equal unlimited speed on the connection.

Comment: Re:Time for a revolution (Score 1) 424

by Xenx (#48235627) Attached to: Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required
I agree that there are places that are overbudgeted, or some programs I don't agree with. For those, it's all well and good to want to see change. The difference is, I feel we have a moral obligation to pay for a number of public services backed by our tax dollars. Personally, it's better to pay for everything than for nothing. I wouldn't expect everyone to feel the same, which is why I only state people are responsible for their choice whether to pay.

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