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Truth is Truth

Postby Crux » 2015 Feb 25 18:52

It is not in the eye of the beholder. Marc Cuban is more the authority than "THE WISEONE"....
We will probably now hear that AO KNOWS Marc. He once drank cocktails with him coincidentally.

...see Marc was at a the same hotel attending a Firefly Fan-Con in ballroom A,
while wiseone was at an Astronomy-Con in ballroom B... :coffee:

It amazes me that the Left only looks at the Left's Media sources. :dontknow:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/02 ... hemselves/

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Wise One » 2015 Feb 25 23:56

Crux just does not get it.

The bulk of Mark Cuban's present financial holdings lies in entertainment content production and distribution, so of course he aligns with that side of the industry.

That side of the industry wants to clamp down on the internet pipes they control so that they become a tool for their content that they, and only they, can use on advantageous terms, and to crush would be competitors.

The side of the industry that neither produces entertainment content, nor owns the internet pipes but depends on them to continue business, or wants to start new businesses that would compete with the big three, have a different view. They depend absolutely on a content neutral internet. These include Amazon, Google, Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, etc., a HUGE part of the economy.

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Re: The Internet & Computers

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(shakes his head)

Postby Crux » 2015 Feb 26 17:06

NN passed in committee 3-2 on a Party Line vote. Democrats OWN all the negative consequences. This will not turn out well...

It is not over yet either. Congress and the Courts will weigh in. Enjoy the next few years as this plays out but remember.

This is a DEMOCRAT construct.

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Wise One » 2015 Feb 26 19:31

If course it is a Democratic construct.

Everything that is constructive, and helps people and commerce comes from people other than Republicans.

Republicans only obstruct, erect barriers, and attempt to revoke freedoms, etc. ad nauseum.

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BARConnects

Postby 1Centrist » 2015 Mar 15 08:35

Are any of you folks aware of the BARC Electric Cooperative's crowd sourcing effort to build a fiber optic net in our area? I received a letter in the mail about it and signed up as a "backer"; it doesn't appear to be a carved in stone commitment. There isn't a projected pricing schedule yet as far as I can see, so who knows if it will be competitive if/when it gets off the ground. Here's the link: , and your thoughts are appreciated.

I'd be happy to move to a more value laden ISP. I inquired about RANA's fiber service when I first moved to the area, but since the consumer has to foot the bill for the line between his/her residence and the nearest junction box, it was a non-starter for me. I guess all that Federal money the local authorities got was strictly for the benefit of businesses and institutions, not local residents.

I don't know who hosts this website, so if I'm stepping on toes I apologize in advance.

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Groping for a Reason to Say No

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Re: The Internet & Computers

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Juggler » 2015 Mar 23 12:14

You might be right, but every time I hear of the H-1B battle I think for a moment that it must be a new and deadly strain of the influenza virus.

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Neck-aint-red » 2015 Mar 24 12:30

Just when I was coming around to thinking of the FCC as sensible, because of their ruling on Net Neutrality, I get news of a really bad FCC action.

. The fine is horribly disproportionate and unjust, and should be waived immediately. I hope that WDBJ can get this quashed, ridiculously punitive for an innocent error.

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Wise One » 2015 Apr 26 09:51

OMG that's awful. I hope WDBJ's appeal is successful, this is so unfair. Here's .

On the other hand, regulatory oversight seems to have . There is some hope after all that anti-competitive corporate initiatives to break the internet will fail one by one.

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Re: The Internet & Computers

Postby Crux » 2016 Sep 06 19:36

Turn it over to Facebook and the UN. Wait! Obama and the Globalists are....


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