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  • Dear Politicians: Responding To The Clinton Email Scandal By Proudly Affirming You've Never Used Email Isn't Helping

    ken ( profile ), 12 Mar, 2015 @ 06:45pm

    Bill and Hillary ~ I did not....

    Bill and Hillary what a jolly old band
    Watch them lie with the stroke of a hand
    Listen closely and you will hear
    They sound the same, that is quite clear

    https://youtu.be/ROU4Be7PojY

  • Last Week Was A Victory, But The Fight For The Open Internet Is Nowhere Close To Being Done

    ken ( profile ), 04 Mar, 2015 @ 05:25pm

    Re: Netflix now having second thoughts

    The thing is we could have gotten Net Neutrality without using the nuclear option. We could have used the threat of FCC regulations as leverage to get ISPs to voluntarily agree to Net Neutrality.

  • Last Week Was A Victory, But The Fight For The Open Internet Is Nowhere Close To Being Done

    ken ( profile ), 04 Mar, 2015 @ 05:20pm

    Netflix now having second thoughts

    One of the main backers of FCC takeover was Netflix and they are now realizing that a non-regulatory solution would have been better.

    http://thehill.com/policy/technology/234628-netflix-seems-to-change-tune-on-web-rules

  • Last Week Was A Victory, But The Fight For The Open Internet Is Nowhere Close To Being Done

    ken ( profile ), 04 Mar, 2015 @ 05:09pm

    FCC Rules go far beyond Net Neutrality

    Information coming out that new FCC rules are far reaching and goes way beyond Net Neutrality to FCC micromanaging the net infrastructure.

    http://watchdog.org/203631/fcc-commissioners-regulations/

  • Is America About To Experience The Billion-Dollar Pain Of Corporate Sovereignty First Hand?

    ken ( profile ), 03 Mar, 2015 @ 02:50pm

    Re: Re: Re: FCC Net Neutrality backers neutralizes their own arguments against TPP

    That might be how you see it but those that are pro TPP or those on the fence will not see it that way.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 03 Mar, 2015 @ 01:34pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    I disagree Mike. The regulation genie is now out of the bottle. He may have given you your wish but as always the wish is never what the wisher expected and ends up being a curse.

    There is no way net neutrality is going to be the only thing the FCC tinkers with now that they have phenomenal cosmic powers in an Itty bitty living space!

  • There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account

    ken ( profile ), 03 Mar, 2015 @ 12:56pm

    Re: White House email system?

    She probably used the same system the IRS uses that conveniently crashes and self-destructs when they are being subpoenaed.

  • Is America About To Experience The Billion-Dollar Pain Of Corporate Sovereignty First Hand?

    ken ( profile ), 03 Mar, 2015 @ 11:43am

    Re: FCC Net Neutrality backers neutralizes their own arguments against TPP

    No I am not overreaching. Lets say for instance when TPP is really being debated and considered by the Senate we all bring up how it was negotiated in secret and it was not subject to public scrutiny. The backers of TPP will say you had no problem with secrecy and no public scrutiny for FCC and net neutrality. That argument will now fall flat because of your inconsistency.

  • Is America About To Experience The Billion-Dollar Pain Of Corporate Sovereignty First Hand?

    ken ( profile ), 03 Mar, 2015 @ 08:18am

    FCC Net Neutrality backers neutralizes their own arguments against TPP

    The best arguments that opponents of TPP had have now been neutralized by those who backed the FCC action on Net Neutrality. TPP Opponents have complained about the secrecy, lack of public input, corporate access to negotiators, the potential harm to the Internet infrastructure and freedom of speech. It has now been rendered mute by FCC Backers completely ignoring these same issues with the FCC and not only that but making excuses for why one is wrong in one situation but ok in another.

    TPP opponents who supported FCC actions have severely hobbled themselves and will find it difficult if not impossible to make their case against TPP now. YOU have made TPP is practically a foregone conclusion now because of YOUR efforts.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 09:27pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    Regulation is a subset of control and their are aspects of regulation that do control. It controls competition, it controls growth, it controls innovation and incentive. So yes regulations does not mean direct control but absolutely it means indirect control and the effects are seldom good.

    Competition is self regulating and rewards those who do well and punishes those who do poorly. It is natural regulations as apposed to government regulation which is a poor substitute.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 09:23pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    I will ad as well the genie will grant you your wish but it never comes as intended and ends up being a curse not a blessing.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 09:17pm

    Re:

    This one needs to go on the most insightful comment of the week.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 09:10pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    AC

    We conservatives have fought a long and losing battle about maintaining the original intent of any law or regulation. Fact is introducing any regulations regime is like a letting a genie out of the bottle. Once out they give you your initial wish and then become unpredictable and uncontrollable. You can never get the genie back in the bottle.

    In fact the very analogy of a genie is be careful what you wish for because they ALWAYS come with unintended consequences and the consequences cannot be undone.

    FCC scope creep is coming. We don't even know yest what we are even getting.

    Remember income tax was sold as something temporary and the government would always keep them low. it was for the war you know.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 04:11pm

    Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    I really am honestly shocked that the same people that fought against SOPA PIPA are so eager for the government to take over the Internet.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 04:08pm

    Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.

    Mike "reasonable" is a term that invites litigation which means the courts will decide not the FCC.

  • Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

    ken ( profile ), 02 Mar, 2015 @ 02:35pm

    Title II does not create net neutrality.

    Title II under the Telecommunications Act does not require net neutrality or prohibit fast lanes and paid prioritization. In fact the law allows for fast lanes and paid prioritization it just cannot be discriminatory. In other words Comcast can offer fast lane service but it has to offer it to anyone who can afford to pay the extra fee. it just like an airline can offer First Class but they have to offer it to anyone who can pay for the First Class fare. They just cannot make exclusive deals.

    http://www.techpolicydaily.com/communications/title-ii-prohibit-paid-prioritization/
    So putting the Internet on Title II will not do what the backers thought it would do. It does not create net neutrality but actually codifies in law Internet companies right to offer fast lane paid prioritization.

  • Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality

    ken ( profile ), 27 Feb, 2015 @ 03:28pm

    Re: Government takeover was unnecessary

    It is interesting that the RIAA/MPAA strong armed ISPs with the help of the Obama Administration into becoming copyright cops but we could not have used some pressure the ISPs into voluntarily adopting net neutrality principles.

  • The FCC's Historic Day: Voting Yes For Net Neutrality, Voting No On Protectionist State Telecom Law

    ken ( profile ), 27 Feb, 2015 @ 02:58pm

    Re: Re: Educating on how the Internet Works

    There are certain protocols used by the Internet to set priority for traffic. There is QoS (Quality of Service) and COS (Class of Service). These are part of the network protocols are are essential to operate the Internet smoothly and not bog it down. These prioritize traffic based on the nature or importance of the traffic. Net Neutrality is a small part of this and actually has little effect on the Internet and will not change QoS or Cos which means in reality Net Neutrality is mainly a marketing term. Sad something so insignificant has now resulted in the government taking over the Internet.

  • The FCC's Historic Day: Voting Yes For Net Neutrality, Voting No On Protectionist State Telecom Law

    ken ( profile ), 27 Feb, 2015 @ 02:07pm

    Re: Educating on how the Internet Works

    What is interesting too is everyone is so concerned about net neutrality mainly because of Netflix but the funny thing is that Netflix uses a protocol that is low priority. The highest priority is TCP which requires every packet send back an acknowledgement that it was received or it sends it again. This makes no sense with streaming because if a packet doesn't make it it is too late. Plus the protocol does not require every packet to be received to run the program. If anything you may lose a pixel of two.
    Netflix uses a protocol that has a "Best effort" protocol which is lower priority. So net neutrality will actually have no net benefit at all in streaming.

  • Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality

    ken ( profile ), 27 Feb, 2015 @ 03:25pm

    Government takeover was unnecessary

    Obama was all gung-ho and used the full force of his administration to get ISPs to police copyrights but had no interest at all in doing the same thing to get ISPs to voluntarily adopt net neutrality. Rather he went the government takeover route. Hmmm wonder why?

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