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  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , ScanIAm wrote

    *snip*

    For the same reason that we cannot seem to end the monopolies.  Right of way contracts were negotiated decades ago to the exclusion of competition.  If I could buy some cable, run it underground between my house and my chosen isp, I would.  And I'd buy fiber because I don't want crappy speeds, but I can't because laws, ordinances, regulations, and right-of-way.

    Exactly.  So let's add more regulation to a problem that can't be corrected because of existing regulation that no one put an explicit end date on.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @mstefanik:

    , mstefanik wrote

    *snip* Low bandwidth and high-cost Internet access with terribad service penetration outside of urban areas.*snip*

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a competitor to come in and enjoy a great market.  Yet they haven't.  Why is that?

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @mstefanik: And thus the rabbit hole.  The customer's business is limited to their agreement not some other company's agreement.  If they don't like their service then go elsewhere or provide feedback to their provider who can go elsewhere.

    Now if you are saying up the provider stack is a pyramid shape then I don't believe that.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , mstefanik wrote

    *snip*

    And then you have the so-called free market reforms to the energy market in California that resulted in an massive increase in energy costs. Regardless, the direct impact on consumer prices is just one aspect of this. By classifying them as Title II common carriers, all of those secret peering deals that these backbone providers are doing in the shadows would be shoved out into the light of day. That alone is reason enough to do it, in my opinion.

    Secret peering deals.  I think that is called an agreement between the peering entities.  The key part being between the entities.  Why would that be anyone else's business but their own? Do you publicize your agreements for your contracts with your peers (or partners as we call them in our business)?

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , mstefanik wrote

    *snip*

    So, you have the misconception that the current system in the United States operates in a free market? Adjust that belief system and then re-evaluate.

    And "get rid of the monopolies" is not a practical solution, just like it's impractical to have thousands of independent power grids or thousands of sewer systems competing to provide service to customers in a region. The Internet writ large is a de facto public utility, and people should be ensured the same kind of access to it that they do to the power grid, water and sewage systems in their communities.

    Not a misconception. I realize the ISPs (in areas, not all) have been given a monopoly.  Once monopolies are in place they just seem to extended forever ultimately leaving customers with no way to make a different choice with their money. Instead we end up with a regulatory board(s) that move at a snail's pace and end up micromanaging market demands.  It would be nice to find another way rather than revert to the past ways.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @ScanIAm: Then get rid of the monopolies.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , JohnAskew wrote

    *snip* take away the profit model that private corporations are so obsessed with keeping.*snip*

    Whoa. I'm out.  This would essentially mean no free market.

  • 10. BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER IF YOU LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES

    , JohnAskew wrote

    So it's all a bluff?   

    I'm going to make a placard for Halloween costume, stating exactly what laws shall not apply for moi.

    The agreement is between two (or more) parties agreeing to the agreement.  The placard is not.

    In regards to any agreement, you can choose to not agree and thus are not bound by the agreement.

    1.2. How do I accept this agreement? By using or accessing the Services, or by agreeing to these terms where the option is made available to you in the user interface, you agree to abide by this Agreement without modification by you. If you don't agree, you may not use the Services.

     

  • Windows System Image Backup

    , TheTraveler wrote

    *snip*

     and a "F12" boot from OneDrive option should be implemented, giving easy access to use that image again.

    *snip* 

    There is no OS installed at this point. How would it get to OneDrive and authenticate?

  • updated FTDI driver kills fake FTDI FT232

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    ... in general the FTDI ones are the better ones.

    *snip*

    My experience confirms this as well.