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Comment Re:Fast lanes is not against Net Neutrality (Score 0) 308

>>Lots of companies offer faster services, fast lanes does not equate to throttled or blocked traffic.

>Er what? That's like saying there's plenty of Google fiber in the country. Just not in my neighborhood or many other neighborhoods, but man, is Google Fiber fast.

No its not, I said companies offer faster services, its called priority services and its not just internet related. Saying ISP's can only offer faster services for medical, is the only one needing faster priority is a weak argument. Traders want faster service and built out their own networks.

>>With LTE 5 and ViaSat 2 that just went up, and Viasat 3 going up in 2019, Facebook & Google offering internet access, within 5 years, Intenet access will be even more accessible and global.

>Again what? Mobile isn't a replacement for broadband. Fiber that isn't in my neighborhood isn't a suitable replacement. Like many Americans, all we have limited broadband options. It isn't also about money. For example, broadband availability for 90210 [broadbandnow.com] shows 1 viable cable and 1 DSL provider (Time Warner Spectrum and AT&T) for most of the zip code. There are 4 broadband providers but 2 of them only service 3% of the area. There are 2 satellite services. There is no fiber option. I would say that 90210 is a pretty affluent zip code. And yet they can't get more than 2 choices.

Well actually it is. There are many communities that dont have high speed broadband, not everyone lives in the the cities, many live in rural america. Wanting things to be real vs what is real, I'm talking about is current and real. ViaSat 3 and LTE5 is a contender with terabyte speeds. Try doing some damn research on where the tech is going.

>>FCC is working on guidelines to communities to allow new community ISPs and new companies to run services to the pole.

>Are we talking about the same national ISPs that sued local municipal ISPs from providing service to towns that they themselves didn't service?

You jumped from FCC to ISPS, did you not even read the FCC's recommendation on "to the pole" and community ISP ideas?

>>The FCC deregulating ISP's so smaller ISP's dont have the same regulations as big carriers and can now evenly compete again.

>Again the history of ISPs shows that the big carriers will not tolerate smaller ones. This has the opposite effect of what you are saying.

Again, no, the history of ISPs show you are wrong. The history is many cities gave them monopoly because they had no IDEA what the Internet was. Some cities went the other way and put in dark fiber and even allowed community ISPs. There is no universal access. States are widely different.

>>All I see is so much hyperbole and chicken little "sky is falling" without any facts to back them up. Its all "What if" scenarios, for a bill that's only been in place for 2 years and didn't fix the monopoly issue.

>So your argument against net neutrality is that it was put into place for 2 whole years and it didn't break up monopolies that have been in place for decades besides the fact net neutrality was never meant to break up the monopolies. Ever. The regulations were in place to keep the monopolies from gaining an unfair advantage, not to break them up

My argument is what exactly I said it was. Deregulation and competition is a good thing, more choice is good. And your hyperbole of "the internet is gonna die!" is bullshit.

Comment Fast lanes is not against Net Neutrality (Score -1, Flamebait) 308

Lots of companies offer faster services, fast lanes does not equate to throttled or blocked traffic. With the FTC taking over, it deals with consumer protections better than the FCC. FCC only cares about nipples on tv and frequencies.

The real issue is a monopoly of ISP's and thats not a net neutrality issue, it's an access issue. With LTE 5 and ViaSat 2 that just went up, and Viasat 3 going up in 2019, Facebook & Google offering internet access, within 5 years, Intenet access will be even more accessible and global. FCC is working on guidelines to communities to allow new community ISPs and new companies to run services to the pole. The FCC deregulating ISP's so smaller ISP's dont have the same regulations as big carriers and can now evenly compete again. The LEC issues really screwed the mom/pop ISP's that exploded DSL back before the carriers gobbled them up.

All I see is so much hyperbole and chicken little "sky is falling" without any facts to back them up. Its all "What if" scenarios, for a bill that's only been in place for 2 years and didn't fix the monopoly issue.

Comment FTC taking over, will keep net neutrality (Score 1) 151

FTC already said when they take over regulation from the FCC, they will keep net neutrality.

The difference is the switch from title-2 to title-1 reclassification, and the Information providers control, which would also regulate Facebook/Google, etc.

Lots of fud going around has people worked up and worried, just read what FCC Chairman has been saying and google ftc net neutrality.

Way overreaction from media getting people upset.

Comment Read none, Listen too 3-4. (Score 1) 173

With work and side projects, in my downtime, its some tv and games. (orville,scif-fi shows, world of tanks). So that leaves my commutes and headphones at work. Also I have a large drive every 2 months, so I finish an audio book right there.

Mostly politics and hard sci-fi audiobooks and podcasts. Just finished Scott Adams older book and picked up his new one. Right now in the middle of "Forbidden Thoughts" which is very interesting hugo style collection of sci-fi short.

Comment Lawyer payback (Score 5, Insightful) 180

This was petty payback by the CBS legal department because the guy sued CBS for using his copyright photos without approval.

So the lawyer at CBS is suing him for using screenshots. Very petty since everyone shares screenshots and screenshots are not photos.

So fucking petty, and this should be a SLAP lawsuit and the Judge should bitch slap the CBS lawyer for abusing the courts.

Comment Article misses so much information, on purpose? (Score 5, Insightful) 370

First, they tried to say the advertisements promoted Potus Trump, now "Divisive" ads. Divisive is code for Hillary and Bernie.

And if we are only talking Divisive advertisements, what about ShareBlue or Correct the record? How many millions did these companies pay to change social media, 50 Million? 100 Million? How much did the DNC and related political pacs pay, 500 Million?

And 80k from Russians is a big issue vs a billion?

Wag the dog indeed. If you are still blaming Russia for Trumps win, you still haven't learned. Nobody liked Hillary and Bernie only ran as a Democrat to get on the stage.

This two party system is a problem with all the money is funneled into 2 people. WTF, All that money into 2 parties. When vary widely on so many issues, 2 parties don't cover everyone. I have no idea how, but wish we had a multiparty system to stop this "us vs them" tribal cultural war. We got Democrats voting Republican for financial issues, and Republicans voting democrat for social issues. Libertarians, Socialist, Communists, etc, its a clusterfuck.

Comment All those lost advertiser dollars. (Score 4, Interesting) 68

Youtube, Facebook, twitter, and other social media companies are turning down advertising money because of politics.

Conservatives get the bland "purple bed" ads, and conservative groups get ads turned off or demonetized because these corporations are pushing a social idea over an economic one.

How about allowing the NRA, gun accessories, sport fishing, Christian services, ACLJ, right-wing news, etc to sell advertising. These people are who the advertisers really want and will pay extra for. So when I hear that "not advertiser-friendly" we know that's code for "not our kinda of people" and is just more tribalism in the silicon valley mindset.

After a while, these conservative groups will have to start companies to compete against silicon valleys attempt to exclude them. Same goes for customers, after a while. A certain customer base will realize they are being actively targeted or even avoided for political reasons.

So while I think its nice Facebook is trying to have disclosure in advertising, I find it dubious with their history of promoting their social agendas. This is just to appease the public and politicians with the ongoing facebook/Russia advertising investigation.

Comment Re:Timeline of Treason (Score 1) 665

>citation provided [washingtonpost.com]

And proves how far WAPO fell, this reads more like a 4chan shit post.
Timeline includes tweets, he said she said arguments, innuendo, then tries to rope in wikileaks and guccifier.

Proof need more than "he spoke to someone". I read the whole thing looking for an actual crime, other than a list of unrelated events.

Comment Re:Is Bundling even effective anymore? (Score 1) 51

Milk was just skinned slacker radio, with radio only feature. I was a heavy slacker user but switched to Spotify when I could use spotibot, but now spotibot seems to no longer work. Slacker had offline radio which was great for the commute, so I could cache music. Spotify lets me do this with playlists, so thats comparable.

Pandora and Slackrr didn't have a music catalog back then, just related music, which is good for discovery of related types of music, but very limiting on new artist browsing. Spotify allowed me to play related songs, then listen to the entire music catalog for artists that I have not heard before, thats a big win.
I was able to find so many new artists, and yes, even buy their albums off amazon.

Now Shazam saves my music in spotify as a playlsts.

Spotify just kicks ass. But kinda pissed off GM showed Spotify app in the car play, but never deployed it. Just a pandora and sticher apps installed. In fact GM has let the music apps die in its infotainment system. Thank god for bluetooth with metadata.

Comment 1960's Flying Pulpit aka Wasp (Score 1) 95

They had a cool jet engine 1 man flying machine, standing up. Made in the 60's for the military, but the shorter fly time and 1 person cargo, wasn't as useful as a chopper. Imagine the technology in 50 years could update this flying machine.

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