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Comment First, be clear on the terms (Score 1) 395

From what I've seen, NN means either: A) ISPs cannot give preferential service to Content Provider Z vs X. or... B) ISPs who own monopoly-level back-bone should be treated as common-carriers and allow competing ISPs to connect to said back-bone at FRAND rates. Personally, I am much more in favor of B than A, but then I have Windstream as my monopoly provider. :-)

Comment Awesome! (Score -1, Flamebait) 283

Every incremental advance in reducing CO2 is a great thing! Sure, it may not scale massively/immediately and lead us to fairly-land, but - combined with the ongoing advances in other alternatives - Great News! PS - AGW-deniers can just piss the fuck off. You do NOT get to say "I am not a scientist, but the scientists are wrong!" without showing yourself to be a blithering idiot.

Comment Re:no nothing important is mising from my comment (Score 2) 54

Why is it " something else entirely"? First, if the extended customers in question had any viable option, this would be a non-story. Second, if the ISP is providing good service and making money, what's the problem - other than offending some "Oooo, government, oooo - BAD" ideology. Again, if the "Free Market" were up to the task in these situations, we would not be having this discussion.

Comment Re:No one should be blamed for the spread of virus (Score 1, Insightful) 380

Didn't you just contradict yourself? I agree that, say, coming to work when you know that you have the flu because your boss expects it is a voluntary act (ignoring for a moment the motivation behind it, which, IMO, is coerced) because you KNOW that you have an infectious disease. When you have no idea that you are carrying/passing a virus because the government willfully ignored the evidence for many years therefore exacerbating said situation, well.....

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