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Comment What's Trump Got To Do With It? (Score 2, Informative) 590

Obama's the one that let the NSA capture all the communications in the US.

If history has shown us anything, it's that both the left and the right will attempt to expunge information from archives...but the left does it on a bigger scale. Look a the Cultural Revolution under Mao, or the various programs under Lenin and Stalin. Heck, just look how the left in the US is rewriting history.

Comment Re:Net neutrality isn't (Score 1) 395

Here's your reading, for everyone who's too lazy to google.

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_pub...

Paragraph 4 of the introduction:

"The lesson of this period, and the overwhelming consensus on the record, is that carefully-tailored rules to protect Internet openness will allow investment and innovation to continue to flourish. Consistent with that experience and the record built in this proceeding, today we adopt carefully-tailored rules that would prevent specific practices we know are harmful to Internet openness— blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—as well as a strong standard of conduct designed to prevent the deployment of new practices that would harm Internet openness. We also enhance our transparency rule to ensure that consumers are fully informed as to whether the services they purchase are delivering what they expect."

The FCC implies that its enlightened rules were key in getting the internets to the state of awesomeness that they are today. However, the FCC rules regarding the interwebs have been shot down consistently by the courts and have never taken effect.

Comment Net neutrality isn't (Score 3, Informative) 395

For those of you who believe that the net neutrality regulations that the FCC are trying to impose actually is what you believe it to be, you should actually go ahead and read the regulations.

Your understanding of what "net neutrality" means and what the FCC is actually doing are different. By reading the regulations you might actually understand why what the FCC is proposing is, well, bad.

It's 2016. You can go read the stuff yourself. Even the preamble to the regulations is full of inaccuracies, half-truths, and outright lies. For example, the FCC tries to say that its current regulations are what made the Internet great - except that the FCC's attempts at regulating the internet have never actually taken effect. Then it gets better.

Comment Re:China threatens its own stability. News at 11. (Score 1) 742

Because once they do that nobody will do business with them anymore, that's why. If they can f*ck Apple the'll f*ck anyone.

We have successfully locked China into a MAD situation. That's not to say they won't do it, just that they will suffer as well. Whether the cost will be worth it is something the Chinese government has to decide.

Comment Re:Why this over CentOS? (Score 5, Informative) 33

It doesn't have systemd and the other fucked up stuff that Centos7+ has. Example: netstat is still there. So are logfiles, so you don't have to use some retarded tool to look at logfiles. ifconfig still works.

They replaced all those other tools in "modern" linuxes because the older tools were obviously bad, since they were like 5206 years old.

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