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Comment: Re:Here's yer free market, telco's (Score 2) 106

by maomoa (#47225501) Attached to: Portland Edges Closer To Google Fiber

Rest assured, the second they perceive Google as a real threat, there will be a bevy of laws passed to obstruct this sort of deal. Just like they've already passed laws in 30 states banning municipal broadband.

Yeah, that's not going to happen in this state, at least with Comcast. We can't even get fluoride in the water, but you could sure as shit bet those laws would be repealed through a voter initiative in the next election cycle.

Comment: Re:Tired of these bullshit "What-Ifs" and analogie (Score 1) 381

by maomoa (#19509887) Attached to: Boston University Student Challenges RIAA
Taken from the transcripts of Electra vs Barker

THE COURT: As opposed to just making something available is a much more passive concept. I could leave this paper clip out here, I'm making it available to anybody who comes by and some people may say, well, I'm not sure I'm allowed up there.

To understand a program you must become both the machine and the program.

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