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Comment: Re:this is one more reason (Score 3, Insightful) 128

by sycodon (#49157295) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

OK, you are a fucking moron.

Anyone could do business with mega...Just show up with cash, or gold coins, or a couple of fucking sheep. Is that your position?

So what's on the list of "disapproved" businesses now?

Whatever the fuck Mega does

Who's next?
Publications that won't print the party line?
Manufacturers who won't hire illegals?

With your stupid, cavalier attitude of "just use cash" (Have I called you a fucking moron yet?) you are enabling the Feds to pick and choose business to kill by merely whispering into the ear of financial services.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 3, Interesting) 382

Actually, it has to do with Franchise agreements between _______ cable and the local municipalities, which is NOT Capitalism, but some bad version of utility.

Bring me fiber via local Municipality, and let me choose which set of services I can get, from whatever company that wants to offer for whatever price the market will bear. Municipal owned COLO that gives market access to any company that wants it.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 5, Interesting) 382

No, it isn't a public utility. It is a "franchise agreement" between the Local Municipality and the Corporation. The fact that this is the way things have always been done doesn't mean it has to continue this way.

I propose that instead, we bring FIBER to a COLO, from where the citizens can CHOOSE (market forces) the options and features they desire from the multitude of companies that offer these services.

BY moving the issue of "last mile" ... to a COLO rather than neighborhood corner, it solves all sorts of market issues.

+ - Sabotage in Arizona Shuts Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Statewide->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.

“There was a cut that took place on a fiber optic cable that basically runs from Phoenix to Northern Arizona. The line, which is composed of extremely thick cable, appeared to have been cut with a hacksaw"

“The fiber optic cable was encased in metal piping which would have to have been accessed prior to reaching the optics. This indicates the use of a power tool and doesn’t look like ‘vandalism’ but rather like sabotage,”"

Link to Original Source

Comment: Bigger problem (Score 0) 382

by sycodon (#49150593) Attached to: Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling

Google has to get special permission to come into a community and put down lines. Just the community. Comcast, AT&T, etc can't say squat about it.

Now, with these new rules, these jokers actually has a mechanism to inhibit Google through the FCC. the FCC will be able to 3place conditions on Google too.


Comment: Re:Kinda stupid since (Score 1) 512

by Archangel Michael (#49149009) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Socialism requires forced compliance to government will under threat of guns, fines or other forms of governmental aggression to force compliance to arbitrary rules created by those government.

See ObamaCare; forcing people to buy a product they neither want or need, under threat of the IRS, Dept of Treasury and the full force of the US government, and calling it a "Tax", in an effort to create a "health care utopia".

Comment: Re:A rightwing wankfest? (Score -1, Flamebait) 94

by Archangel Michael (#49147761) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Well, the left loves to belittle religious "extremism" while siding with religious extremists. A nice progressive democracy in the middle east is derided by many in the left, while at the same time, these same people side with people who support groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. It is absolutely amazing the straining at gnats that goes on.

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