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Comment Re:You miss the point. (Score 1) 653 653

>What we need is a MASSIVE overhaul of national taxation so it doesn't discourage savings and capital investment in the USA. I hate to break this to you, but this will only widen the wealth gap in the US. Not that I disagree with you, but it won't solve the problem of people complaining about the rich.

Comment Re:DPI isn't a problem. (Score 1) 152 152

While this may sound good in ideal circumstances, the reality is that everything has costs, and traffic shaping is -way- cheaper that "building out the network". I worked in IT for a bit during university on campus, and without traffic shaping most HTTP would have been unusable during peak hours. We had two options, try and disallow popular file sharing completely or just limit it, and the best solution for everyone involved was the limiting.

Comment Re:Imagine a world without a petroleum industry. (Score 1) 179 179

What are you saying? It would be VERY easy to start a petroleum industry in that world. Literally scoop up oil and burn it. 0 technology required and you have an energy source, unlike this, which is still not a positive energy source even with modern technology.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.