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Date Signed Up:12/18/2009
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#102 - So the problem is that government has created monopolies, so t… 09/12/2014 on Net Neutrality 0
#101 - So don't do business with them.  [+] (1 new reply) 09/12/2014 on Net Neutrality 0
User avatar #109 - Darianvincent (09/12/2014) [-]
You realize that's the problem in America right? In some places there is no other choice for an ISP, a few companies like Comcast and Time Warner hold the monopoly and see no reason to improve service.
#100 - Why are you going back to that store? Are you stupid? Do you… 09/12/2014 on Net Neutrality 0
#99 - Checking to see if a user is being throttled is not the same t…  [+] (1 new reply) 09/12/2014 on Net Neutrality -1
#103 - zerooneone (09/12/2014) [-]
"putting a gun to someone's head and forcing them do do something". Isn't that precisely what providers would be doing by forcing companies to pay for bandwidth broadcasting? Reclassifying the internet doesn't sound like a bad thing, since maybe it'll help with the corruption in the In large corporations. Not likely though. As a society we look the other way when it comes to the evil that large corporation inherently is, because we want services and products and so forth. But we need to ask the question every time corporations want to do anything.
#75 - So businesses can charge what they like, unless they charge th…  [+] (3 new replies) 09/11/2014 on Net Neutrality -3
#86 - Dlsqueak (09/12/2014) [-]
Actually you're wrong about most of that..and I certainly don't mean that in a confrontational way, but more of an informational way.

Government COULD have (really should have) classified all major ISP's as telecom companies, which would place them as a utilities class service (much like water, sewage, electricity, etc). What this means is that there are flat rates that can be charged and certain viable products have to be offered in higher population areas. One could arguably state that the internet is almost a necessity now-a-days, much like water and electricity, with telecommuting, etc being almost a staple at any company.

There is absolutely a way to prove ISP's are throttling, in fact I could do it from my home. It's common for Comcast at least, and other ISP's I'm sure, to throttle your bandwidth when you are late for a payment (I refer you to their terms of service www.comcast.com/policies/). All I need to do is open my command prompt, type in "ping www.google.com -t" for a couple of days after I don't pay my bill and I can see an immediate drop in bandwidth..

Now you don't think the government couldn't mandate that if you pay for x m/s that the ISP's are required to maintain that download bandwidth regardless of the site you're going to? Most switches and routers come built now with logs that trail exactly that kind of stuff. My netgear router sends me a text when my bandwidth drops below 35 megs (I have it check every 5 minutes or so as any more than that would be ridiculous). Why do I do that? Because I pay for the service, so I hold them accountable...and they know I'll call up there and bitch if my service drops below that for more than a day.

The sector of the economy for the internet SHOULD be a telecom sector...Hell they use similar technology anyways. Having it classified as a utility makes it more affordable and gives more regulation to the industry that it needs (and I'm a libertarian asking for more government control)....
User avatar #99 - LazierThanThou (09/12/2014) [-]
Checking to see if a user is being throttled is not the same thing as checking to see if a website is being throttled. You know this and I can't help but think you're being purposefully disingenuous here.

I agree that as libertarians we're in a sticky place here. Reclassifying the internet doesn't sound like a bad thing, since maybe it'll help with the corruption in the FCC. Not likely though.

Regardless, this entire thing boils down to one problem. Is the problem bad enough that the evil of putting a gun to someone's head and forcing them to do something is acceptable? As a society, we look the other way when it comes to the evil that government inherently is, because we want roads and police and so forth. But we need to ask the question every time government wants to do anything.

Does the internet not being "neutral" rise to that level? It absolutely does not.
#103 - zerooneone (09/12/2014) [-]
"putting a gun to someone's head and forcing them do do something". Isn't that precisely what providers would be doing by forcing companies to pay for bandwidth broadcasting? Reclassifying the internet doesn't sound like a bad thing, since maybe it'll help with the corruption in the In large corporations. Not likely though. As a society we look the other way when it comes to the evil that large corporation inherently is, because we want services and products and so forth. But we need to ask the question every time corporations want to do anything.
#22 - Thank you, sir. That was informative and helpful. … 09/11/2014 on Amazon Prime Air prototype V2 0
#73 - So some British dude wants to put a gun to ISPs head and force…  [+] (5 new replies) 09/11/2014 on Net Neutrality -5
User avatar #83 - Data (09/12/2014) [-]
Say you go to Subway one day and order a sandwhich. It's an awesome sandwhich, you like it, and you have a good day.
A week later you come back to have another sandwhich. Same sandwhich, same price, but it's missing something.
We'll say that usually, it's a turkey, lettuce, pickle, tomato, wheat bread and mustard sandwhich. Oh, and some cheese, too.
Well, on today's sandwhich, half of the cheese is missing, and there is no mustard. The cashier told you that their mustard company couldn't afford to be sponsored by them, so they dropped the mustard until they could make more money. And the cheese company was late on it's payments, so you get less cheese.
How would you feel about this? You paid the exact same price for this sandwhich, but it's missing parts of it.
So you come back next week, not really happy with your last encounter, and get another sandwhich.
This time, there is no mustard, cheese, pickle, and the lettuce is sparce. For the same damn reasons.
And you still paid five dollars for it.
That's what's happening right now.
User avatar #100 - LazierThanThou (09/12/2014) [-]
Why are you going back to that store? Are you stupid? Do you not have the basic intelligence to see patterns?

Complain. Go to social media and explain yourself. People get outraged over this stuff and will be enough to change the store you're talking about. Or, they'll go out of business. Or, it's not a big enough deal that people care about it.

Dissatisfaction is no reason to put a gun to someones head and demand they do things your way.
#77 - Womens Study Major (09/12/2014) [-]
for the love of god do some research.
As totalbicuit said in the video

It is reasonable to charge for internet obviously. Like charging for electricity or water.
If it was as simple as just charging for internet we would have "net neutrality"

However, companies are trying to abolish this, saying you have to pay to access specific sites without huge amounts of lag and slowness. This is a huge problem as those companies could run competitors into the ground.

Imagine an electricity company that gave you huge amounts of electrcity for your tv, but really crap electricity for your lights, meaning you could only run half of them at half power at any one time. That would be pretty annoying right?
User avatar #101 - LazierThanThou (09/12/2014) [-]
So don't do business with them.
User avatar #109 - Darianvincent (09/12/2014) [-]
You realize that's the problem in America right? In some places there is no other choice for an ISP, a few companies like Comcast and Time Warner hold the monopoly and see no reason to improve service.
#67 - Then what's happening? 09/11/2014 on Net Neutrality -2
#62 - Because it's not a one time only cost. You think this is the … 09/11/2014 on Net Neutrality -5
#60 - No, I'm saying that if you expect a service you should expect …  [+] (4 new replies) 09/11/2014 on Net Neutrality -7
#81 - Dlsqueak (09/12/2014) [-]
OK here's the problem:

1) I pay Comcast $50 to use their internet service right now, as it should be. In the near future, if I want to stream netflix movies, I will then have to pay an additional $10 to make sure they don't limit my bandwidth to that specific IP address (or set of IP addresses).

2) This would all be fine and dandy if I could say...switch ISP's because I was unhappy about paying extra for a service I already get right this minute. But, wait...either (a) there are no other ISP's available with current speeds because they (being bigger telecom companies) agree on zones that each one can provide service at, or (b) other ISP's give rise to the same payment schemes.

Now why is this an issue? As you say I'm paying for their service, why shouldn't they be able to charge whatever they want? Well because up until a few months ago, it was illegal to do so...and for good reason. Big telecom companies bought out the house and senate by paying a huge amount of lobbying fees to make sure this net neutrality bill passed. Basically, they paid off the government so they could make more money.

Why else is this bad? Well say I'm a startup, and my ISP goes "Hey, I see you're a new budding company...well if you don't pay me $20 more a month, I'm going to stifle traffic to your site." Don't think that's going to happen to the small fry? Well let's look at the big ones that it has already happened to:

www.itworld.com/personal-tech/414581/comcasts-shakedown-netflix-pays-consumers

For more information I would suggest this video. Though satirical in nature, it really does shed some great light on what the hell is actually happening and why it's bad:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU
User avatar #102 - LazierThanThou (09/12/2014) [-]
So the problem is that government has created monopolies, so the fix is to get more government to fix the monopolies they created.

Gee, what could possibly go wrong with that?
#61 - cptantilles (09/11/2014) [-]
but why should we pay a higher SUBSCRIPTION rate for a 1 time cost and if you compare our internet service in america to many other areas of the world our internet is absolutely horrible and yet we pay far more because ISP's create monopolies and engage in price gouging, I would not mind a one time sign on fee followed by reasonable subscription cost but i will not continuously pay pure profit into a corporation that provides BELOW PAR service just because there is no competition.
User avatar #62 - LazierThanThou (09/11/2014) [-]
Because it's not a one time only cost. You think this is the end of technology, that we're not going to be going further and further with more and more need for bandwidth? New technology is coming that's going to cost money to develop and then produce. Subscription are how that is going.

As to the monopolies, look into the fact that the government has mandated monopolies and then understand that the government isn't the solution to this problem, they're the cause of it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_nBhfpmk4&list=UUC3L8QaxqEGUiBC252GHy3w
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#598 - LazierThanThou (07/22/2014) [-]
Well that escalated quickly.
User avatar #599 to #598 - joshlol (07/22/2014) [-]
god damn and I thought I got a lot of those things
User avatar #600 to #599 - LazierThanThou (07/22/2014) [-]
In retrospect, I'm betting it was just a bug or something. I probably didn't earn all of them.

I'm curious, though. How many did you get?
User avatar #601 to #600 - joshlol (07/22/2014) [-]
I only got 2 from **** but I have 39 atm from reposting **** and have probably had close to 50 in total, it seems easier to get them like that than **** though since I don't often see many **** content's with over 150 thumbs unless it's some camwhore
User avatar #602 to #601 - LazierThanThou (07/22/2014) [-]
Yeah, the amount of thumbs you can get in **** seems to have dropped somewhat. I remember a back when you could get 200-300 thumbs pretty easy. Perhaps people just didn't thumb down as much back then, though.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. See ya around.
User avatar #603 to #602 - joshlol (07/22/2014) [-]
bye
User avatar #593 - ubisoft (06/30/2014) [-]
Actually sorry it's.
SS-Obersturmbannf├╝hrer Lazier.
User avatar #594 to #593 - LazierThanThou (06/30/2014) [-]
That's quite the title. Any particular reason you're giving it to me?
User avatar #595 to #594 - ubisoft (06/30/2014) [-]
No particular reason Fuhrer Lazier you just seem awesome as fak.
User avatar #596 to #595 - LazierThanThou (06/30/2014) [-]
One does ones best.
User avatar #597 to #596 - ubisoft (06/30/2014) [-]
As always Obersturmbannf├╝hrer, of course.
User avatar #592 - ubisoft (06/30/2014) [-]
Heil UberFruher Lazier
#590 to #589 - LazierThanThou (06/19/2014) [-]
It was everything I dreamed it would be.
User avatar #591 to #590 - soundofwinter (06/19/2014) [-]
This is everything I feared it would be
User avatar #587 - finalrendition ONLINE (05/27/2014) [-]
HE'S BACK
User avatar #588 to #587 - LazierThanThou (05/28/2014) [-]
Indeed I am.
User avatar #576 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
Fresh start.

Maybe this time I wont get banned.
User avatar #577 to #576 - Sunset (05/27/2014) [-]
HEY!
User avatar #578 to #577 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
Hello.
User avatar #579 to #578 - Sunset (05/27/2014) [-]
how've you been?
User avatar #580 to #579 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
Well enough.

Yourself?
User avatar #581 to #580 - Sunset (05/27/2014) [-]
better. gonna go to college, getting a job soon hopefully
User avatar #582 to #581 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
Congratulations. Sounds like things are going well for you.
User avatar #583 to #582 - Sunset (05/27/2014) [-]
they are! things are probably the best they've ever been for me now
User avatar #584 to #583 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
That's really good to hear.

Hate to be a downer, but I was about to get to bed when you contacted me. I'm really beat, so I'm gonna get to sleep.

I'll talk to you later.
User avatar #585 to #584 - Sunset (05/27/2014) [-]
night man. nice to see you around again
User avatar #586 to #585 - LazierThanThou (05/27/2014) [-]
Same here. Have a good one.
 
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