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Comment: Anti neutral (Score 1) 128

by fulldecent (#47912737) Attached to: The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

It is good to see this topical announcement from Google today in which they are directly supporting application-specific unmetered internet:

"In an effort to reduce data costs, if you have an Airtel SIM card, you’ll get these software updates for free for the first six months. As part of this same Airtel offer, you’ll also be able to download up to 200MB per month worth of your favorite apps (that’s about 50 apps overall) from Google Play—all without counting toward your mobile data usage."

This is directly against the principles of network neutrality.

Comment: Non-solution (Score 0) 50

Google has found the solution for people that can't afford data plans, or expensive smartphones with too many cameras and big screens and contributing to e-waste:

Data plans, expensive smartphones with too many cameras and big screens contributing to e-waste! And tiered network access!

That's right, just like the aftermath of the financial crisis, Google has found another solution that is identical to the problem!


Of course the better solution is: eBay.

iPhone 2g is available for $50 shipped. Androids and shittier phones are cheaper.

Reduced e-waste, lower price, can still "connect with family through a live video chat", "use mapping apps to find the closest hospital" and "simply search the web".

Comment: Solution (Score 3, Informative) 396

by fulldecent (#47908645) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

The solution is not to cancel your Comcast service (assuming you live in the United States in many of the places with no legitimate competition).

The solution is to record your phone calls (when legal). For Android, my dad uses

Then post your calls online (instead of transcripts).

Lastly, and this is the important part: call your local utility regulation board.

Don't forget: you are not the customer, the utility regulation board is the customer, you are just the one paying.

Comment: Re:I never liked those state/city incentives (Score 1) 149

Please look closer. The reason why states are discounting their "prices" is because the prices are higher than the economic cost and value. There is zero economic cost to the state of a corporation generating income in a specific location. The solution is to eliminate corporate income taxes.

Comment: Math (Score 1) 146

by fulldecent (#47525819) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

Percentage of US consumers using broadband 74%

Percentage of US marketshare served by Comcast 25%

Percentage of Comcast customers on IPV6 30%

Percentage of people that use Google 100%


Google says 4%

Comment: Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (Score 1) 156

by fulldecent (#47490465) Attached to: Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

The correct solution(1):

Recover costs from wars in the middle east this millennium from taxes added to gas consumption, domestic or foreign, until repaid.

This would be a ~80 per gallon if spread over 10 years.

This is assuming we fought the war "for oil", whatever the hell that means.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 4, Informative) 401

by fulldecent (#47460887) Attached to: Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

The correct hard ball approach is: I am recording this call and forwarding to my local cable franchise authority.

This is the entity that your local franchise must go through to offer service in your area and they are the ones that set rules like the number of seconds you may be placed on hold until you get a human without them having to pay a fine.

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