We don't need net neutrality laws, we need more competition.
Look at Pittsburgh (where I live now). We have at last count 6 different ISPs to choose from all offering broadband (3 DSL, 1 coax, and 2 fiber). When Comcast started capping downloads, never happened here. When the six strikes thing started, never happened here. Bittorrent throttling never happened here. If our ISP pisses us off, we can just say screw them and pick a different one (three of them are confirmed dumb pipes).
Sure, Apple can approve what it wants, but that just means we can't sue them for it. We sure as hell can make fun of them for it. And we should. If we just let people continue to be wrong without pointing it out, nothing will change (Or worse, it'll get worse).
I was a witness to a car wreck a few weeks ago and agreed to testify in court. Two days ago I got paperwork stating that I'm the one being charged. Now I have to pay money to get a lawyer to get this fixed.
Re: Re: Re: And what exactly is wrong in presented picture?
Hi, I'm a Network Administrator. 20 some odd years personal experience and 10 years professional. And in my professional (and personal) opinion, you're an idiot. Who do you work for so I can make sure to never hire them?
You seriously don't know that a vary large group of people actually pay real money for hosted E-Mail servers (and an ass load of other hosted services)? Do you even Internet?
I was going to call you "a raging moron", but then I thought maybe you're just from another country. Though I think the vast majority of the world knows what I'm about to explain to you.
In the US there's this thing called the Bill of Rights. It is a document we hold above all else. One of the first things in this document is a thing called The First Amendment. It states that the United States Government cannot infringe upon it's citizens rights to free speech. Basically, all speech is protected in the US.
Muslims have been spied on by NYPD. No harm was done before that spying was reviled and no harm was really done after the revile ether. Judge William Martini thinks that violating our natural rights isn't harm.
I love these kind of comments. There's a rumor that Steam might, possibly, potentially, in some situations get some DNS information and people use it as justification for hatred. But somehow these people, who think that they should avoid anything because it could be used in the wrong way, are on a computer. Microsoft could do the same thing. Apple could. The many developers of Linux could as well. Hell, if we're really being paranoid about it, I'd be more worried about the Linux developers since they don't have incoming money on the line.
I have a media center system running on XBMC and a central MySQL database. It's got a plugin that will organize your library into different channels and keep a TV Guide style setup so you can channel surf and browse a schedule and such. Worked better then the interface of my Comcast box. I turned it off after about a week because it just wasn't worth it. Why flip threw possibly dozens of channels of things you probably don't want to watch at the time when you can just flip threw the library to what you do want to watch?
Basically I'm saying that Netflix doesn't need a channel surf function. No one would use it after a while.
"Where, pray tell, are they getting their info on who the "fatties" are? "
They sign up. This is opt-in remember.
I personally don't see a problem with this. It's impartial advice and encouragement that I would assume is free. This isn't something based on an ideology like Weight Watchers or the like.
The number one reason why people can't stick to a diet is lack of enthusiasm. No one outside of yourself really cares about your diet, or even the little goals you accomplish. Yay, you took a walk today. Your 160lb friend doesn't give a crap. If you can't get the encouragement from your friends, a bot is your next best thing.
It's the same for other things like drinking or smoking. It's a day by day, minute by minute kind of thing. It's easy to become disillusioned and fall back to old habits. This is why things like AA and Weight Watchers (and now UK government text messages) exist. Mutual support.
This guy states a few facts that suggest a vary possible reason for the discrepancy.
Business connections are dedicated connections, you don't share the bandwidth. With a residential connection, you do.
Then we can probably safely assume that his business testing was done during business hours and home testing was done after. I have found that during the day my connection to Youtube is amazing, 1080p video, but right around 3:30pm every single day I can't watch the 144p videos. It picks back up again after 11:30pm. Took me a little while to figure it out, but it turns out that the connection would start sucking right as the kids started getting home from school. Weekends, summer, and the random snow days didn't have this problem. The kids would come home, play games, watch videos, and kill the internet connection for the entire neighborhood.
The "Deep, dark mysteries of the Internet" are a damn good excuse because they're true. We're going to need something much more then random ping tests to prove Verizon is throttling.