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Net Neutrality is Dead
#71

I think our only hope at this point is that Ajit Pai gets accused of sexual assault.

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#72

There was a paragraph in this article-  How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants that I wanted to share...



I thought this was a good metaphor.



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“Just as the packaged food industry did in the 1950s, Facebook and Google have lured users with convenience, while feeding them a diet certain to cause lasting harm,” Roger McNamee, the musician and venture capitalist, told me. “The problem cannot be addressed by hiring; it can only be fixed by changing the algorithms in ways that will materially reduce profitability.”
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#73

Yeap.

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#74

Sounds like the title of the thread is now true.  Who wants to put down their predictions for how long until the throttling begins at the major ISPs?  New plans unveiled January 2nd is my guess.  You just know they've been working on them a while.  Of course it will be advertised as "You only pay for what you want!"

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#75

Man, I just saw this on the news. I feel sorry for all of you American chewers but I'd by lying if I wasn't also selfishly worried about ISPs over here. No doubt they'll be keeping their beady eyes on your country to see if they can do the same over here.

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#76

If you notice that I disappear from Destiny 2, you know why.

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#77
ASo I guess it's back to beating off to R-rated movies?
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#78

So, Blockbuster is coming back?


This fucking sucks, and you be the rest of the world's douchebag companies are watching

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#79
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

So I guess it's back to beating off to R-rated movies?


The market for old Playboy, Penthouse, etc. magazines are about to spike.

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#80
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

So I guess it's back to beating off to R-rated movies?


Pick up a couple of External HD's and archive that shit like you're in the Library of Alexandria.



But seriously, this is fucking shit. And yeah, I selfishly hope it doesn't become a global trend...

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#81

Damnit. I just switched my Netflix plan from 3 discs to 1....

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#82
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

Man, I just saw this on the news. I feel sorry for all of you American chewers but I'd by lying if I wasn't also selfishly worried about ISPs over here. No doubt they'll be keeping their beady eyes on your country to see if they can do the same over here.



I had to laugh at this tweet.






Are people really still under the delusion we live in a democracy?

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#83

Isn't it kind of fitting that the day a corporate monstrosity known for pumping out bland cinematic universes swallows yet another movie studio whole into their THING-like collective, that net neutrality dies?

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#84
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post
 

Damnit. I just switched my Netflix plan from 3 discs to 1....


Me too man, me too.

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#85
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

So I guess it's back to beating off to R-rated movies?


Not necessarily.  One can go back to beating off to G-rated movies if that's one's thing.

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#86

Sears catalog FTW.

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#87
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

Sears catalog FTW.


National Geographic is where it's at, man.

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#88
ADepartment store mannequins if there is time.

There's never enough time.
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#89

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Mackenzie AstinVerified account @MackenzieAstin



Hey, @AjitPaiFCC, today my mom would have turned 71. But she didn't. Because she died in March of 2016. Can you please take the time to explain to me how she made three separate comments in support of ending #NetNeutrality more than a year after she died? cc: @SeanAstin




You can look to see if you or someone you know had their ID hacked to comment on the FCC net neutrality debate.



https://badcomments.attorneygeneral.gov/

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#90
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Originally Posted by Turingmachine75 View Post

Department store mannequins if there is time.

There's never enough time.


Time?  They're not going anywhere, you have nothing but time.

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#91
A[quote name="Bradito" url="/community/t/150034/net-neutrality-is-dead/60#post_4427191"]So I guess it's back to beating off to R-rated movies?[/quote]

In all seriousness, I think porn could save the internet.

It's the one thing that everyone consumes (or at least all ethnicities/geographic regions/political affiliations).

It requires HD streaming video.

It won't be an option on an "internet cable package" that families want to opt-in to.

But I believe it's a pretty big contributor eating ISP bandwidth.

Take those things together, and you have a product that ISPs have an incentive to throttle, but the public at large will notice has been slowed since NN was nixed and get pissy about.

They won't SAY it's the porn that's slower, but I could absolutely see folks complaining about slowdowns in "streaming video" while ISPs say they haven't touched NETFLIX/Amazon/Hulu and don't know what everyone's complaining about.

Porn could save the day!
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#92

I was thinking this exact thing earlier today.



I decline to say what prompted the thought, however.

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#93
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Originally Posted by Analog Olmos View Post


In all seriousness, I think porn could save the internet.

It's the one thing that everyone consumes (or at least all ethnicities/geographic regions/political affiliations).

It requires HD streaming video.

It won't be an option on an "internet cable package" that families want to opt-in to.

But I believe it's a pretty big contributor eating ISP bandwidth.

Take those things together, and you have a product that ISPs have an incentive to throttle, but the public at large will notice has been slowed since NN was nixed and get pissy about.

They won't SAY it's the porn that's slower, but I could absolutely see folks complaining about slowdowns in "streaming video" while ISPs say they haven't touched NETFLIX/Amazon/Hulu and don't know what everyone's complaining about.

Porn could save the day!

Also bittorrent.

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#94

to play on the word neutrality, if you were to classify the internets based on the D&D alignment grid ...



where would you place the current state of it?



and where would you want it to be?





... also shout out to the Futurama depiction of neutrality

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#95
AChaotic neutral transitioning itself to lawful evil.

Interesting view on this Analog.
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#96
AI know this will sound privileged af, but there has to be a special place in hell for non-whites like Pai, right? I mean, how to be so self-serving for people who would sooner throw you under the bus when the War comes.

Anyways, just annoyed.

Also, yes. Obama era appointment the lot of them. Expect that to be bullhorned by FOX over the next couple days.
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#97
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post


Also, yes. Obama era appointment the lot of them. Expect that to be bullhorned by FOX over the next couple days.


Please, let them.  Given what a spiteful dunce the POTUS is, our best shot may be that he keeps hearing from his preferred news source how this is a ball Obummer started rolling, he may just decide to scuttle its implementation out of habit.

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#98

Ajit Pai continues to mock net neutrality supporters. Apparently we were all proven wrong because we could still access Facebook and Twitter this morning, as if things were going to change overnight. He's deliberately ignoring the substantive criticisms made of this decision and pretending that his opponents are all concerned about memes and cat videos.



https://thinkprogress.org/fcc-chair-ajit...d3b7624f8/



Condescending prick.

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#99

This was a good back and forth on the subject from Former FCC chairman and a free market guy.



https://www.wnyc.org/story/net-neutralit...n-question



Nothing amazingly new for this discussion, but succinct.  The legal argument seems to have some merit to me, but it seems a question of whether or not something more appropriate will be put in place after repeal. With this congress and this administration?  Will they hell.

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More willful deception and blatant lies from the admin. whose foundation consists of nothing but falsehoods.



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Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False
The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.

A core Republican talking point during the net neutrality battle was that, in 2015, President Obama led a government takeover of the internet, and Obama illegally bullied the independent Federal Communications Commission into adopting the rules. In this version of the story, Ajit Pai’s rollback of those rules Thursday is a return to the good old days, before the FCC was forced to adopt rules it never wanted in the first place.

“On express orders from the previous White House, the FCC scrapped the tried-and-true, light touch regulation of the Internet and replaced it with heavy-handed micromanagement,” Pai said Thursday prior to voting to repeal the regulations.

But internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the independent, nonpartisan FCC Office of Inspector General—acting on orders from Congressional Republicans—investigated the claim that Obama interfered with the FCC’s net neutrality process and found it was nonsense. This Republican narrative of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet, then, was wholly refuted by an independent investigation and its findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.
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This is, of course, not news to most here (?!) but it does make for an interesting read.
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Confessions of a Digital Nazi Hunter



Like many Jewish journalists who reported on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, I spent the 2016 election being harassed by a motley crew of internet racists who coalesced around the future president. They sent me threats, photoshopped me into gas chambers and hurled an uncreative array of anti-Semitic slurs my way. A study by the Anti-Defamation League found that I’d received the second-most abuse of any Jewish journalist on Twitter during the campaign cycle. My parents didn’t raise me to be No. 2; fortunately, there’s always 2020.



As a result, I’ve become something of an unintentional expert on alt-right trolls and their tactics. For the most part, these characters are largely laughable — sad, angry men hiding behind images of cartoon frogs, deathly afraid that their employers will uncover their online antics. But there are also more insidious individuals, whose digital skulduggery can be more consequential than the occasional bigoted bromide.



And so last November, in the wake of Trump’s victory, I decided to turn the tables on them. My target? Impersonator trolls.



You probably haven’t heard of these trolls, but that is precisely why they are so pernicious. These bigots are not content to harass Jews and other minorities on Twitter; they seek to assume their identities and then defame them.


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Burger King friggin' rocks the Net Neutrality argument. Burger. King.



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A[quote name="wd40" url="/community/t/150034/net-neutrality-is-dead/90#post_4457615"]Burger King friggin' rocks the Net Neutrality argument. Burger. King.



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Delightful! Long live the King!
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The Whopper is one of a couple of things I miss dearly since becoming vegetarian.

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That commercial is great.

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