The real barrier to this is consumers (and the FCC) putting up with it at the outset. We'll see, I think they can get away with it in the mobile sector because we are so used to being abused by them anyways, and it sucks.
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Tiny lil packets mis' labeled.
There will always be ways around this. Its bullshit. Your grandma has discovered torrents and cable giants are prepared. Cat and Mouse. We will win this.
I thought we were going to run out of IP addresses today and it would be the end of internet growth (well sort of) .... cr****
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
They handed out the last blocks, but it will be months before individual ISPs run out of addresses.
I really didn't think Obama and his FCC appointee would be so spineless on this stuff... They fooled me.
It's (almost) officially raining net neutrality. http://nyti.ms/1gRVxFn
This whole Barack Obama thing was a nice experiment but I'm very ready for it to end. I hope Hillary takes a pass on the race and Warren runs. It'd be a way to stem the tide of the corporate takeover of everything.
Keep in mind that Obama promised he'd stop this shit during his 2007/8 tussle with Hillary. Then he appointed the cable/telecom industry's #1 lobbyist to chair the FCC last year. #asshole
What is wrong with you?
he wants to experiment with Hillary.
All this at the same time Comcast is buying Time Warner.
Warren-land is, unfortunately, not nearly as populated as it should be. And not nearly populated enough to make 2016 a reality.
9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/4: Ought @ BoH
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
You'll vote for the choice given and you'll like it.
The federal legislature in Mexico will put to in the floor a similar bill that will grant very excessive control or communications to the government. Besides destroying net neutrality, the bill also allows the government to "limit" or "suspend" internet communication in cases or "emergency" or because of "public safety" concern and has a very ambiguous language on what this means. Essentially, that would mean that a protest could be a "public safety" concern and the government could have the capacity to shut the internet down and impede communication and dissemination of information.
This shit's not a coincidence, fucking governments everywhere are working for corporations to set up shit like this around the world.
this just in...
in my research for my MIS program, i saw that today is "Internet Slowdown Day". some sites may voluntarily make loading times longer to give users an experience of life without net neutrality. anyone noticing this?
In other words, "it's internet slowdown day, but nobody's participating, but there's an effort to do so". That was my 20 second take.None of the websites participating in the Internet Slowdown initiative is actually working any more slowly than usual. But until more cities welcome high-speed competition from the likes of Google, Internet Slowdown Day might be a glimpse into the future.
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i noticed this pop-up on fark today...
I got a similar pop-up on Do415's site and signed the petition attached to the pop-up.
10/5 The War On Drugs @ The Fillmore
10/21 Jessie Ware @ The Chapel
10/24 Little Dragon @ the Fox Theatre
10/24 Rüfüs Du Sol @ The Mezzanine
10/29 PHISH @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/31 AlunaGeorge @ 1015 (?)
11/29 London Grammar @ the Fox Theatre
03/01 Caribou @ The Fillmore (?)
Tumblr had something similar as well
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