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Comment: Re:Republicans are totally out to lunch on this is (Score 1) 229

Except that is an idealistic definition and also coming from real world examples also wrong. If that was the definition was what was used most people would not have a problem.
The problem with net neutraility as it comes from the FCC is that it could possibly outlaw the following items:
My ISP setting up mail filters for SPAM. Most of the SPAM I currently get blocked would on the look of it be legal, using the definition of net neutrality most people are using the methods to determine it is trash would not be allowed.
Can schools and businesses still block various web sites; since based on definition they are ISPs? From what is known from the FCC ruling that could be a problem unless the site is dealing with illegal operations.
Or how about something like ISPs blocking common ports used for various attacks but not for other types of traffic? The ports are most likely legal ports and the traffic is probably legal, I presume ICMP is still legal, even if is not something someone should be doing out side of their own network?

Comment: Re: Wait ... (Score 2) 196

by will_die (#49094279) Attached to: A123 Sues Apple For Poaching Employees
Most states that allow non-compete had requirements that you be compensated about the normal amount, that there be a time limit and resonable geographical limitation and that your job be have responsibilities that make major changes for the business.
So a cook at a restaurant would not have a valid non-compete but if you were the head cook who designed all the recipes and the menu and were paid above what the other cooks made and were limited from working with-in 100 miles of the restaurant for the next two years then most states would accept that agreement. Some allow some consideration so if you were getting a whole lot of money that 100 miles range could be extended alot further.
If these are just regular workers then few states are going to accept the non-compete besides this is in california which outlaws all non-competes except for some very strict allowances.

Comment: Re:What a bunch of A-Holes (Score 1) 255

by will_die (#48914037) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition
I live in a smaller village in the Rheinland-Pfalz; and if I lived a few streets over I could get Kabel Deutschland. Not as bad as some other around here, 3 km from me the village did not get broadband until around 7 years ago, and villages out from there still deal with ADSL.

Comment: Re:outsider question: why the USA embargo on Cuba? (Score 4, Informative) 141

by will_die (#48913153) Attached to: Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet
The embargo against cuba did nto really start until the 1960s, before then there were arms embargoes.
It did start as you mentioned after Cuba seized a few US companies assets, US did a minor embargo, Cuba went in seized all other companies and the US started embargoing most trade.
Since then the embargo has been attempted to be lifted but the political backlash from Florida and a decent amount of voters in the rest of the US has stopped it. With Fidel gone and the communist threat basically dead it is now just the voters in florida, and sugar producers who really care about it.
As for all those properties that is something that is being discussed now and will have to be decided upon. Another major problem is going to be who owns the trademark names to various products. For example Bacardi, now USA but originally cubian, has trademarks they say they own while a company in Cuba also claims it; while there is an embargo and neither company can sell in other place it is meanless legal fight once the embargo is gone now it is a major international legal dispute.

Comment: Re:outsider question: why the USA embargo on Cuba? (Score 1) 141

by will_die (#48913045) Attached to: Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet
There is a saying in the US "All politics is local" it is not really that those people value the outside country more it is that they know the money will be spent and the local voters have an personal interest in some policy dealing with that country. Since the money will be spend no matter what why not fight for what you think the money should be spend on.
If a large body of voters have a problem with it the Congressman and Senators will most likely vote for/against unless it is major contradiction to their own beliefs.

Comment: Re:outsider question: why the USA embargo on Cuba? (Score 4, Insightful) 141

by will_die (#48912631) Attached to: Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet
It stays because there is a large group of voters in Florida who still want it and the rest of the country that could care less if it is there or not. Then on the Cuba side they have always done what they can to keep it because it gave Fidel a ralleying cry on why Cuba is in so bad of shape.
With current talks will have to see what happens.

Comment: Re:White House... (Score 0) 1350

by will_die (#48758023) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ
What a bunch of historic garbage.
There are are couple of reason for the why there were laws against images of animals or human.
The first was a law against idolatry.
Then you have had an edict that came out later that drawings where a challenge to allah and that creation was unique to him. There is also some text dealing with artists breathing life into their creations and have to deal with that at the end days. This came out after mohammad death so you find artwork in building, books, statues,etc that was produced between that time.
Some additional restriction have come out just because of tradition.

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