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Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 213

The bandwidth caps generally affect the top 1% or fewer users (at least at the more common larger cap sizes). The decrease in profit from tripling the cap wouldn't be anywhere near what you are thinking.

It also reveals that everything they ever said about needing the caps to manage network load was just a pack of lies.

True. Basic shaping is much better than capping, or "advanced shaping". Advanced is when they try to shape down Netflix, but not their own video service. Basic shaping is the shaping allowed by every proposed "network neutrality" bill or suggestion, where you target P2P and such for lower quality, boosting voice, video and web.

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 226

That is exactly how I intended it to work. >:-)

And exactly my current attitude. I've conserved quite a bit for my life, it makes sense to do so since energy costs money and a penny saved is a penny earned. If this is such a dire emergency- then it's time for those gulfstream liberals to stop flying.

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 226

More like- if the drought is real, then no bathing should be justified under any circumstances. Bathing can only be justified if the drought is false (that is, if we have the water necessary to bathe).

In other words, more a matter of conservation in time of emergency. If the emergency does not exist, then continue as normal.

Comment Re:Name Calling (Score 4, Informative) 127

Trump has turned a $150M inheritance into $10M and a "brand". He's a loser who won't release his tax records because it will expose his life is one huge lie. His negotiation is "lie until they agree, then break the agreement" and "It's cheaper to lose in court than to lose at the negotiation table" Tactics that are short on ethics, and often short on results.

Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 213

So they should deliver 1 Mbps service over a 100 Mbps last-mile connection, so nothing is throttled, and there's no congestion, and there's no incremental cost to your bits.

Instead, every user, and the companies providing the service, prefer an over-subscribed service that cuts user cost. The only question is where do they put the line. Too much OS and the performance is bad. Too little OS, and the cost is too high. One of the solutions is more OS to cut costs, and bandwidth caps/costs to deter usage from the "worst" users to benefit all. The high-bandwidth users hate that solution.

Other people may suffer at the hands of your use of the total bandwidth at your area of the Internet but the costs do not change

If the suffering users leave the ISP, then it most certainly does change the Internet costs for the ISP (or at least the # of customers to spread the cost across). There is a real scarcity. There's not unlimited bandwidth everywhere, and it has costs to provide.

Comment Re:Everything Trump does is bad (Score 0, Troll) 127

Why is it that, in the media, everything Trump does is "bad".

Because that's the reality.

Are Clintons actions editorialized as well? I haven't seen any good examples.

For a Trump supporter, one would have thought you've seen Fox News at least once. I've seen lots of things that have been editorialized about her. Perhaps because you are a Trump supporter, you are more sensitive about that?

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