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Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by nobuddy (#48816311) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

bullshit. Complete and utter bullshit. look at Utopia in Utah for what really happens when utulity fiber is laid.

I can choose from a dozen ISPs on that fiber. I can also choose Clearwire or Comcast in the same areas. Prices are great, no caps on the fiber ISPs, and customer service is astoundingly polite and helpful.

Obama's goal here is to remove the restrictions put in place by the current monopolies so that real competition can happen.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by nobuddy (#48816267) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Do it like Utah did. They built out the fiber network and maintain it. They sell connections to it to the residents at a rate that pays the bills. ($30 a month).
Then they opened it up to ISPs to use. Not one- there are a dozen you can choose from. All private companies- no government entities at all. And, since they truly have to compete with each other with no "gentleman's agreements" to stay out of each other's yard (looking at you Comcast, Verizon, and Clearwire), the prices are great and the customer service ROCKS HARDCORE.

I pay a total cost of $70 a month for 150MB with no data caps. I can go to 1GB with no caps for another $25- but true, unrestricted 150Mb is far far far better than I ever had before with Comcast's 150Mb. I can have every device in the house streaming movies and still download games/patches on Steam in minutes.

This is what Obama is talking about here. Not whatever nightmare pipe dream you are imagining. It has happened, when the action was able to outrun the monopoly's attempt to outlaw the competition. And in every case, it has been a roaring success.

Wanna know something amazing? Comcast out here dropped their pricing, raised caps a lot, and will give you silky smooth customer service when calling on an account out here. Fucking imagine that. having to compete.

Comment: Defaults (Score 1) 2

by nobuddy (#48776825) Attached to: Lizard Stresser DDoS-for-Hire Service Built on Hacked Home Routers

ISPs need to do active scanning and if they get key replies from their clients- cut them off. The only sites they can reach are a default warning explaining how to clean their systems and change default passwords and a download page of malware cleaners and free antivirus choices.

Of course, to work this would have to be a worldwide standard.

Comment: ASUS ROG 12.5" models (Score 1) 325

by nobuddy (#48769801) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

I have an ASUS ROG G75. I can hammer the ever living hell out of it all day and it barely warms up. The cooling is a high flow system that flows all the way through to vent at the back. It does not pull from the bottom or vent from the bottom (who the retarded designer is that thought that was good I will never understand).

yes, it is big. But it is also very portable and packs a LOT of horsepower.

Comment: Re:Yay partisanship! (Score 2) 216

by nobuddy (#48759117) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

Incorrect. The Tea Party was formed in 1986 by the Heritage Foundation and Phillip Morris as an astroturf effort. It just got popular enough to be noteworthy in the 2004 elections, and really took off in 2008.
All revealed in the documents obtained from heritage and Phillip Morris in the tobacco trials.

Comment: Re:Excuse me while I blow a kiss (Score 3, Insightful) 196

by nobuddy (#48742231) Attached to: Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

This is us vs the in-laws. We cut cable years ago and are fine with netflix and hulu (and Plex streaming our massive DVD collection)
When the inlaws come over, they are floored at the concept that we cannot watch sports. We really don't care to, but that does not figure in to their calculations.

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.