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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]They also gained market share by using the blank homepage - in the days of dialup, the extra time saved by not having to load a bloated page to search drew customers their way.[/quote] This. I recall that there was a significant temporal differential in loading times between Alta Vista...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]Of course I wouldn't do this. It's a premium good, worthy of a higher price, and not deserving of waste. (Hint: so are some sites and bandwidth) [/quote] Water in a bottle is a premium good, but water coming from your faucet isn't a premium good? [quote] funny. Yet no new entrants. [...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote] And further, I don't buy into the unavailabilty of alternatives. I only have a single monopoly delivering water via underground piping to my home. But... right now I'm sipping on a Ozarka water. [/quote] Sounds like true competition. Perhaps you should stop paying the water company for w...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]What you have done with this regulation is removing some of the control your ISP has over its product.[/quote] The internet isn't the ISP's product, and many of their physical networks (AT&T, Verizon, etc) have all been heavily subsidized by the government. My ISP isn't responsible for...


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re: How many of you were for Net Neutrality but are now against it? - Cs
[quote]They would also have the ability to charge you for streaming Netflix, charge Netflix for sending large amounts of data to you, which would basically mean you would pay twice for the same service.[/quote] Even if they wouldn't charge you for something like access to Netflix, they would be c...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]The powers in Title II are no secret[/quote] They aren't, which is why a contemporized Title II classification is being applied to the ISPs. The language of the proposal explicitly states that ISPs won't be paying into the USF, and they won't be subjected to rate regulation or unbundli...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]Existing market players. I thought this was about increasing competition, not keeping the ISP you have?[/quote] It's about ensuring a democratized internet in which content is treated equally, as it has been since the internet's inception. Unless Google make a significant investment in acc...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]But (effectively) regulating a private company [/quote] A private company that relies on information and content produced by people all over the world. The collective nature of the internet isn't their's to regulate, nor is the structural network itself, [link=(http://www.newnetworks.com/S...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]To say "I want more options and newest technology" while saying "I want the government to establish a monopoly among existing providers and remove the incentive to provide improved service" is... confusing.[/quote] Why are you operating under the premise that the net neutrality proposal wi...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]What does this mean for regular people?[/quote] That the internet, as you currently know it, will remain the same, and won't transmogrify into something such as this: [img]http://i.imgur.com/FYqmLUe.jpg[/img]...


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re: FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote] Couldn't they just as have simply written a one page document that said, an ISP must not target and decrease or block the speed of any webpage, site, etc.?[/quote] [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_Open_Internet_Order_2010)]They tried this back in 2010. [/link] Verizon, of course, ...


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FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Title II reclassification of ISPs - Cs
[quote]Net neutrality has won at the FCC. In a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission today established a new Open Internet Order that implements strict net neutrality rules, including prohibitions on site and app blocking, speed throttling, and paid fast lanes.[/quote] [quote]"We c...


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Help Board
re: Are we ever going to be able to embed vines? - Cs
We should be allowed to natively embed HTML5 video, such as .webms. GIFs are comparatively inferior in terms of their quality and resource requirements. ...


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re: Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will "F*ck Everything Up" - Cs
[quote]Everyone wants Net Neutrality but Net Neutrality already exists. [/quote] Technically, no...it doesn't. [link=(http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/6/5686780/major-isps-accused-of-deliberately-throttling-traffic)]And we've already seen glimpses of what can occur when net neutrality isn't enforce...


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re: Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will "F*ck Everything Up" - Cs
[quote]Net neutrality will kill private investment because it will kill return on investment by space allocation. Won't happen quickly but over time, leading to government control. It's THE Marxist ideological disaster just like Husseincare. [/quote] You're conflating net neutrality with Title I...


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re: Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will "F*ck Everything Up" - Cs
[quote]Cuban is right for once.[/quote] He's actually patently wrong. Net neutrality was in place back in the late 90s, which ultimately allowed Cuban's web platform to grow large enough to be acquired by Yahoo. The result? Cuban became a billionaire overnight. And yet, here he is, criticizin...


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re: Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will "F*ck Everything Up" - Cs
[quote]Interesting. This suggests to me that FCC regulation of the internet is NOT necessary. If the "principle" already exists, why do we need such extensive government regulation? [/quote] It did exist. It doesn't anymore, as the ISPs have been assiduously fighting it in the courts. [link=(...


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re: Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will "F*ck Everything Up" - Cs
This is incredibly ironic, given that the principal of net neutrality is precisely why Cuban is currently a billionaire. ...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: Shea Patterson set to announce commitment - Cs
[quote]Can't believe he's going Ole Miss. That is awful. [/quote] Best QB prospect that Louisiana has produced in years...and he ends up going to a divisional rival. ...


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Tiger Rant
re: LSU Fandom By Sport - Cs
This is probably the only fanbase in the entire country in which a significant portion of the fans actually value the baseball program more than the basketball program. It's actually quite sad. ...


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