Getting lots of money to War, Inc. is the *goal*; the way it's dressed up doesn't really matter that much.
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Can't touch this!
Can you give us curious folk a hint as to what you're doing?
An Apple ][ must be worth twice as much... you lost a cool 1.8 million simoleons, pal!
I'm thinking that a good first step would be something a little closer like, I dunno, that big whiteish thing that we can see in the sky at night... what's that forgotten thing called again?...
That's what I was thinking too--we got hit by something's little brother *again*? But OTOH, there's a whole metric crapload of stuff that passes us close by, check this out: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Any relation to the asteroid that got well up into our pearthonal space earlier today?
Hence 1.5m/128k ADSL 'competing' with 10-25m/512k cable internet and 3G/4G capped wireless networks more recently.
ADSL2+ will do near 30/3 on short loops (~1mi) and can be bonded. VSDL gets up into the hundreds of megabits. Mostly, ILECs just aren't interested/serious in competing, and would generally rather have bunches of unused, zero-revenue copper laying around than resell it to someone who *is* interested, because making no money at all is better than "helping" your competitor (who you aren't interested in competing with) by selling them something.
You shouldn't have turned it up to 11!
Who are they planning to imprison for this? The president of the company? The guy who changes out the lightbulbs? Will they build a giant prison around the building?
Neither Ernst nor Young are around to throw in the slammer, both having started their corps. in the early 1900s.
They're not "coming" as if from space. We just need to choose for them not to exist and they won't. These things will (or won't) be made by individuals who can make moral decisions.
Don't be a terrible individual; don't make or participate in the making of terrible things.
Hey wow, someone else here actually "gets it"!
>Huh, that's funny. I though I ALREADY PAID the ISP to get the best possible transmission.
You *want* video streams to have priority over non-realtime traffic across the ISP network and your last-mile though, don't you? It's generally a good thing.
How this gets worked out, and who, if anyone, makes money from doing so is another issue.
Is prioritizing one kind of traffic logically the same as de-prioritizing all other traffic?
The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!