The FCC did something GOOD

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    The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Toothpick on Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:34 pm

    I am flabbergasted that I just typed that sentence.

    "Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Internet neutrality) is a principle proposed for residential broadband networks and potentially for all networks. A neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as one where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams"-Wikipedia

    In other words, information is free. Telecoms can't create different Internet plans that limit what sites and software you use.

    The best (but still pretty shitty) analogy I can think of is this; Imagine you go to the gas station. You put gas in your pickup, you pay for it. You drive off. That's standard internet use. You buy bandwidth, you use it, all is good. Now imagine you bring a gasoline powered generator with you to a gas station, and let that represent a website that's not in the plan of a telecom company. They refuse to let you use the bandwidth/gasoline you BOUGHT to go to that website. Mr. Generator gets no gas/that website reads 404.

    "But good sirs", you say"I am considerably less than the bandwidth you've given me/total amount of gas I'm able to buy here at a time even while doing this. Surely you jest?"

    "Nay" spake the telecoms/gas station owner. "That website/generator doesn't pay us/um, this metaphor is falling apart, er, shit. It's impossible to connect accordingly.

    So, the FCC is going to make that illegal....


    IN AMERICA!
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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Ordin on Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:38 pm


    This is the most beautiful man in the world to me right now.

    I was pissed that anybody would even take the idea of internet censorship seriously. Especially in America. Sure, the Chinese find ways around it, but they're Communists.

    This is America.


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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Kaen on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:20 pm

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/09/fcc-neutrality-mistake/

    the regulations are bad because what if companies didnt follow them ohno we might have to do something and that would be a bother
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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Trevlac on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:14 pm

    Wired is the most biased source of payed-off tech pluggers on the internet. Besides IGN.


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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Toothpick on Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:48 pm

    Kaen wrote:http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/09/fcc-neutrality-mistake/

    the regulations are bad because what if companies didnt follow them ohno we might have to do something and that would be a bother
    that made me lol hard.

    WE CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE A MASSIVE FBI/POLICE FORCE DO ENFORCE THE LAW HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Ordin on Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:58 am

    The battle in Seattle. Except all over the USA. And fat nerds instead of athletic squatters and anarchists.


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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Toothpick on Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:24 am

    And it actually, y'know, worked.
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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Trevlac on Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:03 pm

    Isn't that BIZARRE?

    Fuck, let's just start protesting and sitting-in everything we hate. This shit proves that America is NOT fucked. God dammit, I can't believe I'm saying this but I think we should write to our senators around the US that agree with us on stuff and have them step up to the plate.


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    Re: The FCC did something GOOD

    Post by Toothpick on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:05 pm

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