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t0m

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#1 12 years ago

Senator Ted Stevens leads the senate commerce committee which also regulates e-commerce. Look at what he has to say:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6iMDRVzMfEM&search=Ted%20Stevens

How does it make you feel knowing that the guy in charge of the e-commerce committee is a complete idiot?

For me, I'm outraged that he's up there. How he got up there, I will never know. He's a geriatric nutjob with no knowledge as to what he is doing. Take for example..."the internet is made of tubes" ...makes me feel all the more comfortable knowing that net neutrality is one step closer to being abolished with this nutter in charge :rolleyes:.




Ryette

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#2 12 years ago

Well, it doesn't exactly surprise me. It's more surprising anymore to see a politician who actually knows anything about what he's in charge of. Or anything in general, for that matter.




-Ghost-

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#3 12 years ago

Yeah, I've heard/seen him before. He's a complete idiot who doesn't even know what the internet is, he has no right to say anything about it, or decide anything for it. The internet should just be left alone, it's a neutral place where information can be transfered and shared.




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#4 12 years ago

They see dollar signs when they see the internet.




Fez Boy

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#5 12 years ago

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If the internet ceases to be neutral, I will eat 512MB of RAM.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#6 12 years ago

The internet is global, so how will this really affect net neutrality for the rest of us? I know far too little on the issue. :/




Aeroflot

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#7 12 years ago

This isn't a surprise at all. I've had a avatar warning of this for quite some time. :lookaround:




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#8 12 years ago

You mean kitty was about net neutrality somehow? This was inevitable really, but it won't make that much of a difference as I see it, the hosting services already charge differently depending upon the speed you want your content delivered and most people would simply opt for a universal package of unmetered type if they can because it's too complicated to decide otherwise.




emonkies

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#9 12 years ago

Net Neutrality will probably not effect anyone outside of the USA. For the USA this will be the commercial equivalent to being in China.

I expect the days of free access and unlimited d/l's with a monthly fee to disappear and be replaced by pay per download and limits on online times and bandwidth. Currently I have unlimited access time and unlimited downloads and uploads, Im just not allowed to run a server and tie up bandwidth.

On top of this there is a law in the works that would allow the Homeland Security Office to ban people they suspect of being terrorists, of performing terrorists activities, or collaborating with terrorists.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#10 12 years ago

That HSO law is the scariest. Who defines what a terrorist activity is? The same people who enforce the laws. So, it becomes possible for a protest site, or even a US-based forum to be monitored and possibly shut down under the guise of these conditions.




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