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Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 388

You are right. But only because nobody is actually looking at the problem. Comcast, Time Warner and COX are not the problem, they are the symptom of the problem.

The problem is last mile infrastructure ownership. Municipally owned last mile solves that problem. By pushing the problem from the last mile, to a more centralized COLO facility can solve the problem, by allowing Verizon, Google, Time Warner, COX, Comcast .... and whoever else wants in, access to the same customers.

This gives choice (missing currently) to the customer, rather than lock-in to a Franchise agreement holder.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 3, Interesting) 388

Actually, it has to do with Franchise agreements between _______ cable and the local municipalities, which is NOT Capitalism, but some bad version of utility.

Bring me fiber via local Municipality, and let me choose which set of services I can get, from whatever company that wants to offer for whatever price the market will bear. Municipal owned COLO that gives market access to any company that wants it.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 5, Interesting) 388

No, it isn't a public utility. It is a "franchise agreement" between the Local Municipality and the Corporation. The fact that this is the way things have always been done doesn't mean it has to continue this way.

I propose that instead, we bring FIBER to a COLO, from where the citizens can CHOOSE (market forces) the options and features they desire from the multitude of companies that offer these services.

BY moving the issue of "last mile" ... to a COLO rather than neighborhood corner, it solves all sorts of market issues.

Comment: Re:Kinda stupid since (Score 1) 526

by Archangel Michael (#49149009) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Socialism requires forced compliance to government will under threat of guns, fines or other forms of governmental aggression to force compliance to arbitrary rules created by those government.

See ObamaCare; forcing people to buy a product they neither want or need, under threat of the IRS, Dept of Treasury and the full force of the US government, and calling it a "Tax", in an effort to create a "health care utopia".

Comment: Re:A rightwing wankfest? (Score -1, Flamebait) 98

by Archangel Michael (#49147761) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Well, the left loves to belittle religious "extremism" while siding with religious extremists. A nice progressive democracy in the middle east is derided by many in the left, while at the same time, these same people side with people who support groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. It is absolutely amazing the straining at gnats that goes on.

Comment: Re:Kinda stupid since (Score 2) 526

by Archangel Michael (#49139399) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

Change "religious right" to "Leftist/Democrats" and I could make the exact same point.

Large groups of people operate on "emotion and ignorance", both left and right. It is PEOPLE who do these things. I mean, have you seen Mark Dice interviews of idiot left wing people?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.

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