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Comment: Devil's advocate here... (Score -1, Flamebait) 126

by bagboy (#48016289) Attached to: FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers
Your access to the internet is not a public utility or a state/federal run highway. A company paid to build your access to the internet, laying miles of cable/fiber/copper (whatever). Lack of competition may be a valid argument on some level, but all in all, the company that provides your access owns the plant. You didn't drop the copper for your access. Personally, I would have a problem with customers telling me I had to use a certain brand of detergent or specific equipment in my imaginary dry cleaning business, or that I couldn't charge an extra 5.99 for express cleaning service or 2.99 delivery fee.

Comment: Re:Legal pemission? THEY GIVE IT! (Score 5, Insightful) 368

by bagboy (#47654747) Attached to: Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
With any call to a place of business, credit card company, whatever - always start with the agent by telling them that you are recording the call (even if you don't - it covers your bases) - all of a sudden their attitudes will be very different and of course if you are recording then there is no question on legality. Works every time I've done it.

Comment: Re:Making light of a crime? (Score 1) 562

by bagboy (#45597301) Attached to: Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute
Crushed? I'm pretty sure he is still alive and kicking. If I don't like your attitude, it's possible I could come over and kick your face in. Should I be charged or let off with a warning? After all, from my viewpoint, I could be doing society a favor. So maybe just a warning, eh? Interesting how easy it is to justify criminal activity.

Comment: Re:Making light of a crime? (Score 0) 562

by bagboy (#45596205) Attached to: Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute
I'm sure there are plenty of locations in the world where folks who don't appreciate societal laws can live out their fantasy lifestyles of doing whatever they please. Of course, they may have to battle against others who are also selfishly wanting their own desires. I'm pretty sure there could be a place for you as well ;)

Comment: Making light of a crime? (Score 0) 562

by bagboy (#45595719) Attached to: Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute
So it's okay to participate for only one minute in a hate crime? Or a murder? Or a Heist? Crime is crime, yes? The whole point of law is defining a line not to cross and once crossed the consequence is provided. Most folks know this and in choosing to commit the crime, are also choosing to accept any consequence.

Comment: This is why I laugh at tech pundits who preach... (Score 3, Interesting) 182

by bagboy (#44673317) Attached to: Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down
public cloud services as "the future". I will never risk my corporate data uptime and reliability to some "location in the cloud". I'll stick to private clouds (VMWare/VCenter) where I have control of both hardware and software and reliable failsafe systems. At least then if I have downtime I also have accountability and predictability. They same cannot be said for cloud providers and no matter what anyone says once the data leaves your hardware, you have lost that control.

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