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Re: I don't get it...
Thursday, 6:25 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

>>Decreasing consumer choice is never a good thing. Right. And net neutrality ensures that won't happen. >>If Netflix wants to pay more for faster speeds for their customers then why shouldn't they be able to? Net neutrality is about the last mile of service. Netflix already spends a plenty of money on the bandwidth for everything prior to that point. ISP's should deliver the speeds they promised their customers regardless of where the traffic originates. That allows customers to, you ...

Re: I don't get it...
Thursday, 6:22 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

Most of the people who say this retarded crap forget that we only HAVE the internet because the government regulated phone companies. Prior to that legislation, AT&T did not allow non AT&T equipment to be connected to their phone lines. Under those conditions, none of the non AT&T equipment that made the early internet work (think modems, routers, and switches) would have ever existed. You can thank the government once for inventing the internet and turning it over to ...

Re: Politics
Thursday, 6:17 PM
in the Article: FCC Officially Approves New Net Neutrality Regulations forum

>>"Most companies" did not ask for this. Many internet companies actually do support this. Google and Netflix come to mind. >>Neither did the citezenry. Actually, over 4 million people chimed in with comments to support this during the FCC's open internet proceedings. >>2nd, the architect of these rules is a george soros funded socialist with the expressed goal of killing capitamism and speech that promotes it. Care to back that up with any facts? Although I agree with him here, I ...

Well said
Monday, 1:09 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Urges Consumer Action Against 'Twin Bells' forum

Well said.

WOW
Feb 21, 2015, 11:29 PM
in the Article: CarPlay vs. Android Auto forum

More articles like this please. This is one of the best articles I have read on this site in a long time. Thanks for this one.

Re: Since you have declined to comment in your own words
Feb 21, 2015, 5:47 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

Based on your silence, and the fact that this article appears on the second page of google results for "Communications Act of 1934," I'm going to assume you just grabbed the first thing you found in order to have a pretense of a valid objection. It's clear that other than an utter distrust of the FCC, you don't have any real objection to the legislation. or the ability to express that objection in your own words.

Hardly
Feb 11, 2015, 6:36 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

Nothing mentioned in any of those posts has happened yet. The only thing that has happened is that the FCC is debating a 300+ page document behind closed doors. It certainly appears that they proposed to do one thing in order to get public support, and then opted to do something quite different. But even that much isn't clear yet. But let's be clear, I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere that anyone thought the FCC would do a bait ...

Re: Wow
Feb 11, 2015, 5:45 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

Ok, I'm not going to beat a dead horse here. I guess I can see how that passage eludes to what is currently taking place. But his original context was as if I obstinately ignored anyone who warned that the FCC would do something other than what it claimed it was going to do. Prior debate I participated in was always of the context that the FCC's proposal was wrong, not that they would do something entirely different from what ...

Re: ROFL
Feb 11, 2015, 4:33 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

Unlocking phones is a common practice among identity thieves already. I fail to see how this could possibly be a deterrent to anything but the average joe's rights to his personal property.

Wow
Feb 11, 2015, 4:16 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>>http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/discuss. php?fm=m& ... » >>http://www.phonescoop.com/article s/discuss.php?fm=m& ... » Honestly, I am reading these for the first time. You must have posted them after I exited the debate. I am simply astonished that you are able to write in this way. If debate with you had started in this way we might have been friends. Unfortunately, this kind of post came entirely too late for my stomach, so I never saw it until now. I haven't read it all yet, but you seem to ...

Since you have declined to comment in your own words
Feb 11, 2015, 3:59 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

I read the linked article. The point of the article is to criticize the Communications Act of 1934 on the grounds of censorship and specifically as it pertains to the Communications Decency Act. Since you have offered no commentary of your own, am I to understand that your concern with the Communications Act of 1934 is that you believe that if ISP's are classified under said act, that the FCC will use this to censor the internet?

Re: No, you didn't
Feb 11, 2015, 3:23 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>>I guess he is ignoring the fact that you and several other people told him exactly what this was and exactly how it would be played out links please

Re: Communications Act of 1934 - taking the bait
Feb 11, 2015, 3:21 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>>Can we come up with some other meaningless buzz word It's not a buzz word. It's the name of an actual piece of legislation. The reason you keep seeing it mentioned is because it is the specific piece of legislation which would govern ISP's if they are reclassified as common carriers. >>designed to make someone seem smarter than they are? Or you can just pretend to be smart by labeling things instead of discussing their merits. >> I keep seeing this used as ...

ROFL
Feb 11, 2015, 3:08 PM
in the Article: Carriers Have to Unlock Eligible Phones Beginning Today forum

>>Prepaid devices will be unlocked no later than one year after their initial activation date. Prepaid customers pay full price for their phones. What possible justification could there be for keeping a prepaid device locked for even one day? Furthermore, why should they even be locked in the first place? This is a joke.

Re: No, you didn't
Feb 11, 2015, 1:40 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>> However, they fail at a high percentage of what they attempt and the less they get into the better. As a rule of thumb, I agree. However, until recently I thought this was the exception to the rule. I am now unsure, but will reserve judgment until I know what is in these new rules.

I guess I don't
Feb 11, 2015, 1:35 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>>I pay an absurd mout monthly in the following utilities: I find the following two absurd in cost heating electricity I find the following two reasonable in cost and too essential to health to leave up to chance water sewer Furthermore, none of these utilities are regulated under the Communications Act of 1934. But wireline telephone services are, and I guess I'm not complaining too much about those. And apparently, neither are you.

No, you didn't
Feb 11, 2015, 1:23 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

>>They talk to the public about the intent of what they are trying to accomplish and that's what everyone gets behind. But when you look at the actual details of how they plan to do it you realize the people who wrote it are a bunch of idiots Yes, this sort of thing happens a lot. But as much as I despise BIG government, I don't despise the entire notion of government, nor do I think that government always fails ...

Fact and Opinion aren't the same thing
Feb 10, 2015, 6:04 PM
in the Article: Republicans to Battle FCC Broadband Plan forum

But here are some REAL facts to go along with your opinions. >>This is needless intervention by our SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT. Is our government socialist? Sure. Is this intervention needless, I don't know. But something needs to change. You certainly provided no evidence to support your so-called fact. >>NOBODY wanted this, except the people who petitioned the FCC asking for it. I find it funny how you emphasize "nobody" in all caps, and then immediately mention that the ruling body of this country (the ...

I thought the proposal
Feb 10, 2015, 5:22 PM
in the Article: FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality forum

Was to classify them as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. But if there are extra rules that, "give[s] the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works' and "open[s] the door to billions of dollars of new taxes on broadband," I don't support that. I would be very interested in seeing the proposed rules myself and am quite disturbed that they are being kept secret. I would also ...

Re: 1
Jan 16, 2015, 6:33 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>As I said in my post yesterday, I am no longer interested in debating you on anything. You never were. You have made exactly 0 civil comments to me. Furthermore, it was you who initially engaged me in dialogue. Your comments were aggressive and disparaging from the start. And with this most recent post you have displayed just what kind of malcontent you are. >>I'd rather just go our separate ways and end further discussions. That's fine with me. ...

Re: You just can't stop can you-Irony isn't your strong suit is it?
Jan 16, 2015, 6:19 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I'll give you a chance to be rational and civil. I don't have time for all the back-and-forth garbage. So, I'll just concentrate on the actual points. >>When I say facts saying stuff like "XYZ is the way it is and anyone who knows anythings agrees". Is not now, nor will it ever be, a fact or even resemble a legitimate argument. I'd point out that you could clean up these kinds of comments yourself, as you have made quite a ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 16, 2015, 2:04 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

NO, I really wasn't talking to you. In fact, if you really are who you say you are, then I wasn't even talking "about" you. Much of what I said was in reference to planethulk and others who posted here. None of it had anything to do with cainthecavebear. So, if you really aren't planethulk you have nothing to be offended about.

Re: 1
Jan 16, 2015, 1:56 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I find it rather telling that you addressed exactly 0 of my points relative to the article, but instead opted to make your entire post a misrepresentation of my character. I won't dignify any of you inaccurate psychoanalysis with a response, except to clear up one point where it is possible there is genuine misunderstanding. >>3. We did not discuss anything months ago. 4. You seem to have me confused with one of the many people who do not share your ...

Re: torn
Jan 16, 2015, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Google Not Providing Security Updates to Older Browsers forum

>>This is like if Microsoft stopped updating Internet Explorer, it sucks either way and you should have been using Chrome from the beginning. Not exactly, as Microsoft's technology is all completely proprietary. However, AOSP is a Linux fork, and as such open source developers might find much to do with the stock Android browser. Google has certainly made a ton of of money off of Android by using an open and free technology (Linux) to create an ecosystem for ...

torn
Jan 14, 2015, 4:49 PM
in the Article: Google Not Providing Security Updates to Older Browsers forum

I honestly can't make up my mind if I just don't care or if I think Google is once again spitting in the face of the open source community by further crippling AOSP.

interesting
Jan 14, 2015, 4:46 PM
in the Article: Verizon Vehicle to Connect the Unconnected Cars forum

This could be a valuable service if it is reasonably priced.

Interesting
Jan 14, 2015, 4:39 PM
in the Article: Samsung Weighing BlackBerry Acquisition forum

While I'm usually not in favor of consolidation in the wireless industry, I have always griped that high-end android devices don't have physical keyboards. I would welcome a slide-out blackberry style keyboard on something like a Note.

You just can't stop can you
Jan 14, 2015, 4:30 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Let me stop you there, man. That sounds similar to "I can't prove what I'm saying, so I need to over generalize here". See, this what you do. What's wrong with saying, "I disagree," or, "that's a little vague, please explain"? Or, "Have you considered this scenario..."? That's how real dialogue works. When you label something and dismiss it you close the door for further discussion. >>And you keep saying that the government is the champion of fairness and competition... That's ...

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Jan 14, 2015, 3:29 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Nobody insulted you. Stop lying. You constantly insult me. There are numerous insults in this post alone. >>Your attempt to claim your comments were not meant for me is hilarious. "Some people" "so called capitalists". I said I wasn't talking "TO " you. But unless you're now going to quit the facade and admit who you are, why would you think my comments were "about" you? At the time I made that post I had barely even touched on economics ...

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Jan 14, 2015, 3:28 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>>Zpike said: You, on the other hand, seem to think that only the government is capable of abusing the market. >>Lol. Strawman? It took you all of 10 words to do exactly what I said you'd do. This is exactly the Pepsi comment. Thanks for being predictable. That's not a straw man at all. I've pointed out to you on numerous occasions that these large telecoms are crony capitalist companies that only obtained their market presence through unethical government interference in ...

Re: Too bad those definitions are incorrect
Jan 13, 2015, 7:31 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>So even though the gov interfered, split the telecoms, and regulated the holy hell out them, the market still found a way to spit in the face of all those illusions of control? How about that? That's a complete lie. Anyone who knows anything about how the big telecoms were made knows their networks were built on public tax dollars and that their market share was captured through government deals and contracts, instead of real competition. >>The market is not ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 13, 2015, 7:17 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

>>Zpike: "Why do you hate Pepsi so much? It is obvious you are a crony shill for Coca Cola". Straw man. I said nothing like that. >>Look, man. I know you have a hard time conversing with people without letting your imagination run wild. You seem to be addicted to attributing thoughts and ideas to people based on your own predjudices instead of what they are actually saying. For example, I say "I believe in a free market" and your knee ...

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 13, 2015, 7:00 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

I wasn't talking to you. So, if you have nothing of value to add, why reply?

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 12, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

Unfortunately, there are many so-called capitalists here who advocate just what the op is saying, even while they say the opposite. Many have this perception of capitalists because so many of them are elitist academics with no knowledge of the real world, who advocate for what most people clearly understand as wrong and detrimental to the market. Until some of these academics get a substantive understanding of corporate law, politics, and how that affects the real market, people will ...

Re: Too bad those definitions are incorrect
Jan 12, 2015, 11:52 AM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

The market is already rigged by the government. Please explain how you think the current telecoms got to where they are in a free market? The truth is that they are the winners picked by the government, not through fair competition. Why won't you acknowledge that fact? You disparage others for what you perceive to be supporting a "market rigged by a government." But you won't admit that the market is currently rigged by the government in the first ...

Re: Apple
Jan 5, 2015, 1:38 PM
in the Article: SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones forum

Apple doesn't embrace USB. So, they would have to develop for a proprietary technology instead of an open one. I think they realized that embracing universal standards has a larger appeal.

Too bad
Jan 5, 2015, 1:36 PM
in the Article: Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor forum

Too bad no one will put it into a high end device.

Re: Some Regulation Is Necessary
Jan 5, 2015, 1:34 PM
in the Article: Republicans Likely to Fight Net Neutrality Rules forum

Well said.

Of course
Jan 4, 2015, 1:57 AM
in the Article: FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality in February forum

>>Broadband providers are fighting such a change. Of course they are. They like having it both ways.

Re: Hilarious
Jan 1, 2015, 5:49 PM
in the Article: Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Storage forum

>>Things like " this device's 16gb of storage can hold x hours of HD video!" when in reality, you don't have 16gb of storage space for HD video, I honestly don't listen to Apple's advertising. It has been quite the work of tech fiction ever since they made the switch to x86. But if that's what they're saying, then they should be sued for false advertising. Personally, I thought most of their commercials were a good case for false ...

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