‘Slow Lane protest’ for net neutrality

By on September 7, 2014 5:43:13 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Etsy and Kickstarter and other big website owning net neutrality backers will be displaying the dreaded large spinning wheel (‘Please wait – site loading’) this Wednesday, five days before the FCC second round deadline for public comments.

This will be to show folks how their net will look if the FCC doesn’t pass strong net neutrality regulations.

The point being without those regulations, the web will develop ‘fast’ (higher fee) lanes and ‘slow’ peon lanes. Along with that, more cost for bandwidth users and higher prices for say, Netflix type sites. Also, inhibiting the development of the web and innovative tech along with new companies.

More biggies partcipating? OK. Wordpress, Vimeo, BoingBoing and BitTorrent, the ACLU, Common Cause, the EFF, Engine Advocacy and the Free Press Action Fund.

There’s some humor in all this: Pornhub, YouPorn and other pr0n sites will display a big, in your face (flash) message that will have to be closed to watch the pr0n. Any guesses how many picoseconds that message will be open?

So who opposes the reclassification of broadband under Title II? TechFreedom does. Its financial backers are Google, Facebook, Comcast and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. Surprised? They claim it’ll lead to years of lawsuits challenging the FCC’s authority to do so. Why? They don’t want “heavy handed government control of the Internet”, Berin Szoka, president, TechFreedom.

Perhaps, but I suspect that these folks who sell Internet connections and those who mine and peddle your data have other, less altruistic motives: Pecuniary, to be exact.

Just my opinion.

Source:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2603601/net-neutrality-backers-plan-slow-lane-protest.html

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September 7, 2014 4:04:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pecuniary indeed.                  Cool word pecuniary.  

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September 8, 2014 2:27:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


There’s some humor in all this: Pornhub, YouPorn and other pr0n sites will display a big, in your face (flash) message that will have to be closed to watch the pr0n. Any guesses how many picoseconds that message will be open?

Dammit, so what you're saying is that I will have a popup interruption before I can ogle those hacked celebrity nudes while I search in frantic hope for some of Dolly Parton all nice n' nekkid?  Well all I can say is that this flash thing had better have some [young and beautiful] female nudity on it or I'm gonna bitch like all buggery at the site admins over the enforced delays.

Another thing I'm gonna have a bitch about are the covert links that take one to a pr0n site when in fact one wanted just to go to a recipe site to find a scrumptious desert.  Yup, it's a proper bastard when that happens.  You know that milk is gonna be one of the ingredients, and there you are, confronted by these enormous juggs containing no milk whatsoever.  Then there was the time we did a search for spotted dick [UK (mostly) and some Aussie members would know what this is] and we ended up with pics of acne covered penises instead.  I thought "like WTF, I wanted a pudding recipe and instead ended up with 'pudding club' enabling equipment.  It's just not on.

Nope, pr0n has to be up front so one can go to it if one desires...and web page links have to be non-redirecting as well. Meaning that if I click on a link to a giraffe documentary I don't get redirected to a page streaming 'Deep Throat'  Like people want what they ask for/ expect, and they're not gonna be happy if they go into a store asking for condoms and walk out with a cement mixer.  And that's my point!  Let's do away with the covert shit and be more up front and honest about what we're peddling, okay?

Anyhow, The Pirate has spoken.

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September 8, 2014 4:09:14 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Trojan horse.  The regulations they're voting on specifically allow a tiered system as they designate it a common carrier, supposedly to stop that practice.

 

Title 2 classification isn't going to make anything better.  If you really think regulating it under the same rules they're using for phone service is great, you've got issues.  People in big cities can get decent internet for less than they spend on their local phone bill thanks to the massive level of taxation that comes with being a "public" service.

 

I love the idea of net neutrality.  I don't trust Uncle Fuck Me In The Ass to actually do it.  Not when half my land line and 17% of my cell phone bill are taxes because of them.

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September 8, 2014 4:34:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting psychoak,

Uncle 'blank' Me In The 'blank;

Too graphic for the kiddies.

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September 8, 2014 5:50:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Uvah,


Quoting psychoak,

Uncle 'blank' Me In The 'blank;



Too graphic for the kiddies.

 

Wait until you see what they did with Smokey the Bear...

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September 8, 2014 9:19:53 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Uvah,

Quoting psychoak,

Uncle 'blank' Me In The 'blank;



Too graphic for the kiddies.

 

There are 'kids' on this forum?  More to the point......kids who haven't heard (and in most cases said) worse?

 

Besides I believe Mr. Frogman himself has stated a few times now (in various threads) that the Stardock forums don't cater to children.   I could be wrong but I seem to remember him saying something like that.........ie. the 'Breaking Bad Thread'.

 

 

Back on topic......

 

In my opinion if net neutrality ever really existed.......it most certainly (in my opinion) will not ever again.  Between the almighty advertising dollar and the dollars of 'back-rooms' etc. we're in for an interesting 'net landscape' that's for sure! 

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September 8, 2014 10:32:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting the_Monk,

Besides I believe Mr. Frogman himself has stated a few times now (in various threads) that the Stardock forums don't cater to children. I could be wrong but I seem to remember him saying something like that.........ie. the 'Breaking Bad Thread'.

Stardock's sites [and thus Forums] require membership via an email address/registration which is restricted [especially in the US] to 13 years and over [unless specific parent/guardian permission is provided]...see 'COPPA' [google it].

Wording such as psychoak's is thus permitted - provided it's contextual and not punctuational ...

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