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+ - Two Cities Ask the FCC to Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet 2

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Two cities—Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina—have officially asked the federal government to help them bypass state laws banning them from expanding their community owned, gigabit fiber internet connections.
In states throughout the country, major cable and telecom companies have battled attempts to create community broadband networks, which they claim put them at a competitive disadvantage. The FCC will decide if its able to circumvent state laws that have been put in place restricting the practice."

Comment: Finally I can toss out my fax machine! (Score 2, Funny) 325

by jep77 (#32487724) Attached to: HP Gives Printers Email Addresses

For years I've been looking for a viable replacement for my aging fax machine. Fax... that's short for facsimile for you youngsters.

I know the rest of you have all been looking for an better way than plain e-mail to exchange physical copies of documents. There's just nothing like holding the document in your hand. Am I right?

So I'll let *you* decide what I need to have printed. Send me your stuff:

Comment: Re:I hope Taco doesn't work in IT (Score 1) 396

by jep77 (#31568484) Attached to: How To Avoid a Botnet Infection?

You didn't feel the breeze? Your hair sure got messed up when that whooshed by you.

I've found something even more effective than blocking port 80 and 443 on browser equipped machines. Unplugging and placing the computer in its original packaging and using it as a chair or an end table is nearly fool proof. Issue pencils and paper to all workers. Computer security problem solved.

Comment: Re:Money (Score 1) 317

by blahplusplus (#31000740) Attached to: US Missile Defense Test Fails

"some of the biggest gains in tech come during war or threat of war."

This assumes that tech could not have developed without war, the need for computers would still come from physics community, the idea that "war is great because it gives us good tech" is bullshit, war is justification to spend money and plunge the government into massive debt for the private profits of a few wealthy individuals and corporations.

The truth is the possibilities are already pre-defined by nature, every technology we now have was always possible a million years ago. It would just take time for people to develop it, just because certain technologies were developed for war does not mean technology would not have naturally developed anyway due to limitations of one sort or another.

The truth is war technology fallacy says more about the sorry state of human beings biology. War does not give birth to technology, human beings were inventing tech all along regardless of whether it is wartime or peacetime.

HELP!!!! I'm being held prisoner in /usr/games/lib!