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  • Jun 30th, 2019 @ 1:17pm

    Tech?

    What does this have to do with tech?

  • Jun 26th, 2019 @ 1:33pm

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    “song by the band Taurus called "Spirit"”
    Nope it’s the song TAURUS by the band spirit.
    You get it correct further down the article

  • Jun 26th, 2019 @ 1:24pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    I find the political spin so very distracting! Calling infowars dishonest is the same as calling Clinton “honest”. There’s my political jab. Kind of distracting eh?
    Why the editors must resort to using politics to inflate articles is beyond me. Like them or not; infowars has a) proven to be right more often than wrong (though not by much even 50/50 is more accurate than Fox OR CNN) and b) has a following far beyond the so-called alt-right. Including to “original left” non-progressive Democrats and Libertarians.
    The article could have stood on its own without your spin on their spin.

  • Jun 1st, 2019 @ 7:48pm

    Real fake

    If Canada was going to be as correct and accurate as Trump has been, I’d be somewhat interested. But I have a feeling they want to shut down real news and remove anything they don’t like; leaving ONLY fake news. Much how the progressive movement in the US continues to push the beyond debunked story of collusion.

  • May 29th, 2019 @ 8:33pm

    Choking

    I choke on laughing every time I read about sky-is-falling antitrust concerns.
    I’ve never had a major problem with Comcast/Xfinity.
    Microsoft tends to buy companies for products; then give the product away for free.
    T-mobile is looking to expand spectrum. This would give currently in-supportable cell phones yet another option.
    Antitrust is a misnomer.
    Bigger companies can maximise on volume and lower prices.
    Look what happened when Whole Foods became part of Amazon! Or, again, how Microsoft works.
    The biggest monopoly complainers are competition who’s product doesn’t complete; or more often is inferior. It’s never about protecting consumers. Not in reality!

  • Dec 23rd, 2018 @ 2:30pm

    Nothing new here

    I’m not seeing anything worth a story; beyond possible user stupidity.
    First this is a big fat nothing of a story. Years ago when I had AT$T I would get occasional notices of service changes that disconnected the internet until I agreed. Charter did the same to me even earlier. A mandatory click through for each TOS change. That goes back to old telephone DSL days.
    Second, the filter option was just that, an option.
    Third, the law requires that filters be made available and that the customer be made aware. A one button click through seems as good a route as any.
    Fourth: they pushed their own tool. So what. Anyone unskilled enough to set up their internet connection with an included software cd already knows that communications companies are going to push their software, be it by partnership or rebranded. The fear mongering in clicking to disable installing inferior software such as Symantec or Eset makes people install it anyway.
    So why not look at the far more underhanded tactics like those install discs?!? Not a click through notification.
    And really, are you so caught up in looking for something, anything, to prove the regulatory changes caused harm somewhere that you resort to this.
    This has nothing to do with net neutrality! No traffic was redirected. You weren’t charged to do something previously free. You weren’t blocked from using the services of your choosing! You were prompted with a notification from the provider. One that required a simple click through to access. A process I’m sure was easier than registering to post here. Where you get a page. Another page. Go to your email for code. Enter code. Finds article again. All you had to do was click through and acknowledge you were made aware that draconian filtering was available to you. Where’s the story?


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