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Comment: Re:"advertising is what powers the internet" (Score 1) 391

by houstonbofh (#47490903) Attached to: Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

No. The internet was implemented by the federal government, funded by citizen taxes, and later extended as part of the communications infrastructure. The internet was not invented to serve businesses, it was invented to serve the citizens.

And pre-1913 we had no income taxes. When you get to todays world, let us know.

Comment: Re:No Advertising does not power the Internet. (Score 3, Insightful) 391

by houstonbofh (#47490889) Attached to: Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
Do you remember the Internet before advertising? I do. It was mostly educational, and technical. It was also low bandwidth. The modern Internet is a lot of expensive to produce and deliver content. That money has to come from somewhere, and Universities are not financing it all like they used to.

Comment: Re:Slaves of Dubai (Score 3, Insightful) 265

Someone sounds jealous...

Someone is well-informed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMh-vlQwrmU

Which has nothing to do with a dome, and everything to do with Dubai... The reaction to the dome is unfounded panic. Dubai will separate the people because Dubai separates the people. Dome, or no dome.

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