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Comment Re:I guess I'm an optimist... (Score 1) 118

The problem with that is Congress has no goals in space. "Lets be better than Europe and China" isn't a goal for a space program. Congress likely isn't qualified to determine our progress in space. Instead, they know how to make requirements that benefit their districts.

Either way, its a huge amount of bureaucracy, which can likely be better served by companies in it for profit, wanting to develop space flight for long-term use.

Comment Re:Need a computer to do the copying (Score 1) 227

Also, don't lawmakers ever consult a real technical person when it comes to stuff like this?

What? No. You're getting this backwards. Lawmakers don't seek out people informed with opinions. People with opinions (and agendas) lobby lawmakers to get their views legislated.

This is the result of profit-driven enterprise gaining access to political power, and nothing else.

Comment Re:Very true (Score 1) 604

I think the traffic-shaping cat is already out of the bag. I think we need to BUILD the capacity we need. Federal funds, common carrier. If you want to peer, play by the (neutral) rules. I would like our tax dollars spent at home.

NO (!) content restrictions, no censorship on these lines. If something illegal is going on, that's a job for investigators.

Comment Re:Fence Sitting (Score 1) 216

I take issue with your statement, probably because it is very broad. There are no inherent problems with fiber and IPv6.

I take issue with your second sentence as well, because we both know that the building of any infrastructure will be subsidized with tax dollars. This will happen regardless of neutrality or non-neutrality. I argue that upgrading is the way to go.

QOS and DPI are already in place. Our current net is not neutral. Leaving Internet Classic on IPv4 will just make it more deprecated.

I don't even want to have this discussion. Two nets is not an option, in my opinion. Hobbling the "good" internet with IPv4 isn't a good consideration for the two-net scenario, either.

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