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Comment: Re:fees (Score 0, Flamebait) 255

I'm an average user and I pay about $55/month for 60 megabits per second and no data cap. Not exactly turtle speed is it?

That's the way it works in other businesses. They sell cheap cars and expensive cars, cheap burgers and expensive burgers, cheap houses and expensive houses. You get what you pay for most everywhere else, so why not have to pay more for higher speeds and more bandwidth?

You must want super high speed internet for a few bucks a month. It ain't gonna happen. In fact, now it may be harder for you to get that bargain. Happy?

Comment: If this doesn't work the way y'all think (Score 1) 610

by reboot246 (#49142639) Attached to: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules
If my bill for internet service goes up and the service goes down, I'm coming back here and rip all of you a new one.

This is a government power grab, pure and simple. Mark my words - you will regret it.

Ah, the simple-minded. Aren't they precious? And so easily led.
Remember, if you like your internet, you can keep it. Period.

Comment: Jeff Bezos has lost his mind (Score 1) 101

by reboot246 (#49129859) Attached to: Amazon Files Patent For Mobile 3D Printing Delivery Trucks
He should focus on what made Amazon successful. Their prices are no longer as competitive as they used to be, and their shipping is getting slower and slower.

I've been a Prime member for years, but I won't be renewing next month. I'm tired of 90% of my packages being shipped via USPS - the slowest, most unreliable bunch of idiots in the business. Hell, even shopping at Walmart online is better than Amazon now.

Maybe Bezos has too much money and too much free time on his hands? Maybe he's into drugs now? He needs to get his head out of the clouds and his ass back to doing what he did to grow the company.

Comment: The same govt that can't build a working website (Score 0) 590

by reboot246 (#49129697) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
will now be controlling your internet. Oh, and it always was about control - they've (Dems and Repubs) always wanted control over the internet. Now they will have it under the guise of "net neutrality", and you guys fell for it.

Can anybody see the train wreck ahead?

Comment: Re:Article bad web page design (Score 4, Insightful) 237

by reboot246 (#49100573) Attached to: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan
You've been modded off topic, and I probably will be, too, for agreeing with your post.

When I tried to read his list of lies, I gave up after the first sentence. I'm 62 years old and I don't see as well as I did back when I was Superman. A curse and a pox on web sites that use such low contrasting schemes. The article may have been interesting, but I'll never know what he intended to say because I simply can't read it without getting eyestrain and a massive headache.

Even increasing the font size in my browser can't compensate for low contrast. Using "Select All" makes for text that is a bit easier to read, but grows tiresome after a while because all the images have been selected, too.

Comment: I know why the error occured! (Score 0) 210

by reboot246 (#49097027) Attached to: 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data
Because they're all fucking incompetent idiots!

Government is the perfect example of the Peter Principle in action -- and since it doesn't take any of them very long to reach their level of incompetence, we're stuck with them for years until they leave the job and are enjoying their lavish retirements.

Cut government (bureaucrats) by 90% and you'll have a good start on fixing what's wrong with this country.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux