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Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 1) 381

by spire3661 (#48935343) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
I agree with you in principle on why upload is constrained, but the floor is going to rise so much that it will make it moot. Anything past 20 Mbps for everyone is internet paradise. WE could get a true decentralized internet no problem with that baseline in every home.

Comment: Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (Score 1) 419

I disagree with your analysis. The 5th is intended to prevent the government from presuming anything from my silence. It also prevents them from punishing me for that silence. It should shield me from divulging ANYTHING in my head, without limit.

Comment: Re: life in the U.S. (Score 5, Insightful) 255

by spire3661 (#48904253) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition
"There is no point in downloading data much faster than what your viewing application can use up, per time period."

WRONG. The only reason we dont heavily cache now is because of copyright. Ideally you want to grab as much of the stream all at once as you can, incase you loose connectivity during the next 2 hours. Streaming is a great compromise, but caching is better.

Comment: Re:its a tough subject (Score 1) 661

by spire3661 (#48893461) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Measles moves on its own, Arsenic does not. The point was that Measles transmission is a completely natural occurrence, putting the blame on a human for this mechanism is dumb. Typhoid Mary was a specific case, you are not talking about specific cases, but the public at large. Also, all Mary had to do was NOT COOK, and she was fine, but thats all she knew how to do. They let her go a few times and kept finding her cooking. Your examples are terrible.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"