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Comment: Re:Great News (Score 1) 379

by some old guy (#48981441) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II

Indeed, they usually are in terms of editorial outlook, and noone can blame them for who buys airtime; it's their business, after all. It comes as no surprise, though, that Verizotimewarcomcast (their boards of directors are so incestuous they might as well be one company) can buy a lot more spots than, say, the EFF.

Comment: Great News (Score 2, Insightful) 379

by some old guy (#48981117) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II

Now let's see if it actually happens. There's plenty of time yet for lobbyists and donors to flood the final process with blood money. The D.C. news (not talk) radio station WTOP already runs big biz shill organization ads carping about "innovation" and "serving our customers".

Of course, we'll also get a big dose of nonsensical Randian rhetoric about the Imaginary (oh, sorry, "Invisible") Hand of the marketplace, all .gov is teh evilz, etc.

So it remains to be seen if this is a real prelude to a long-overdue action or just a PR stance designed to quiet the lowing populist herd and get the money pumps running again.

Comment: 802.11b(rain) (Score 1) 49

by some old guy (#48930771) Attached to: Brain Implants Get Brainier

I can't wait till some marketing douchebag discovers that medical implants can be "connected" to the so-called Internet of Things", ostensibly for "quality assurance" and patient safety purposes. Then bingo! we have targeted advertising delivered straight to the visual cortex.

Soon after, law enforcement will no doubt demand access to the data.

This can not end well.

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