I don't see how they (ISPs) can even justify their cap levels.
two years ago, I was on AT&T DSL. I wasn't exactly pushing it hard and yet I broke 250GB (not even the 15Gb they said DSL was limited to) most months. And that's with 6/0.5Mbit DSL - something that hadn't been 'broadband' for a few years, and which had stayed steady in price since 2007.
I'm now on charter (as those that read my IPgeolocation piece will know) and it's 60/4. I looked up some stats for some of my devices at the end of Jan, and just between the xbox, my main desktop, my tablet, son's tablet and wife's phone, we'd done over 300gb. That doesn't count the smartTV, eldest's phone, eldest's laptop or tablet, youngest's tablet, my laptop, my media-editing desktop (which does all my multi-gig youtube uploads), my wife's laptop (where she works from home most days via a VPN) or my work PC (where I do all the lovely bittorrent testing stuff for TorrentFreak)
I wouldn't be surprised if I pushed a terabyte or more a month. And the worst thing - I have apprximately 64Mbit/sec of bandwidth available to me. 1TB/month is not even 4Mbit/sec average. it's 1/16th of what I pay for, and I'm betting that's WAY over what they claim I should use.
If you want to be picky, and the earth has, as you say, been the center of our observable universe, then I can say I've certainly never been within 3 meters of the center of the observable universe ever. Maybe 3900 miles from it, yes, but not ahandful of meters (I'd be cooked)
Also doesn't count the fact that yesterday I tromped up and down Stone Mountain (elv. 1680ft, and the redneck version of the quentulus quazgar mountains) which is a lot more than 3 meters; and you don't want to know about the flights to the UK, California, etc.
If you're going to do facts, know your facts first!
Of course all this presupposes that he earth is the center of the observable universe, which is a hypothesis, not a fact. For instance, it's a theoretical construct that we can see equally far in all directions, but all we really know is how far away certain objects that we can see are. And if we have objects that are further in a rough direction (say because all the scopes are better on that area - think north v south hemisphere) then the center is not 'the center'. And of course, if we were a bit like the planet Kriket, and had a massive dust cloud obscuring part of our view, that too would skew the center.
(claiming astronomical facts against someone that does astrophysics for fun, probably not the best idea either, doubly so
no, I'm not trying to, others are. I've seen court cases where plaintiffs have used the tools to try and get that. I even specifically say that at the start of the second paragraph.
Most people often aren't the most technically minded, give them a tool, tell them it CAN produce an output, and they'll assume that any output that looks like the best quality possible, IS the best one available.
And the first paragraph refers to a story where LOTS of people have assumed just that.
Me, I'm just quantifying how bad they are... as I say right at the start.
My wife was actually a bit nervous about this piece, because we've had issues in the past (Anonymous members have tried to Doxx me, and so did Jeremy Hammond in an attempt to dissuade me from reporting a parole violation in 09). None of them even came close to where I live though, so it's not that big of a risk.
But yes, I should maybe do a followup using some of the VPN's and proxies I've got access to, see where they come out. Probably something I should get to after I come down from the high of BattleBots filming this next week, if anyone's interested?
They should hall have error circles in it, because that's just being honest. none of them are even mile-accurate, and one service did give error circles for two of the tests, but not for one - which pointed at the same location as one of the error-circle tests.
I quite like Lawrenceville, had a friend that lived there. And I like Sugerloaf Mills there too (which has a Dave+busters, a lego shop, 36 hole blacklight minigolf,, an indoor airsoft arena AND a medieval times). It is NOT, however even on the right side of Atlanta (I'm on the south) or that close.
Is it just me, or does that sound a tad bit like collusion to restrict competition in a marketplace by exploiting dominant positions in the market.
Section 2 of the Sherman act - "Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several State..." Certainly sounds like it applies to the NCJPA
Another fun thing I've heard in relation to the merger. AT&T has just laid off (or said it will have laid off by end of the year) over 1500 people who run DirecTV's 24hr telephone support. It's the 'work at home' people who work remotely via VPN's. Their claim is 'its a security issue', yet the people who do the jobs are on far more limited remote terminals (citrix) than those who work in a physical call center.
Oh jesus not this old hunk'a'horsehit again "I guess it is like Obamacare, you have to pass it if you want to read it"
NOT what she said. What she said was that basically, we won't know what's in the final bill, until the bill is final. Should be pretty self evident.
She delivered that speech on March 9 2010. Let me point out the timeline. * Passed the House October 8 2009 * Passed the Senate WITH AMENDMENTS December 24 2009 * House agrees to Senate amendments March 21 2010
Can you spot the point where the speech was made? If yu've spotted that before the speech, there were two different versions of the bill (the House, and the Senate) and that she, and everyone else wouldn't know what was in the bill at the end, until the house has passed or rejected the amendments, then congratulations, you've just understood basic US Government Legislation.
In other words, if the House hadn't agreed to the Senate amendments, the whole bill could have been rejected, gone to reconciliation, etc. No-one knows what would have ended up. And it was a lot closer on the March 21 vote (219-212) compared to the original version (416-0)
So every time someone trots out that misquote, it tells me either one of two things 1) They don't have a clue how the legislative process works 2) They're deliberately trolling.
Either way, it means that what you have to say is effectively worthless.