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  • FCC killed net neutrality. What does it mean for gamers?

    Albatroes said:
    What's funny about all of this is that an ex-verizon lawyer pretty much did all of this. This dude is set when he decides to go back to that job.
    You sure he ever left that job?

    bartoni33Asm0deusVelifax
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    Tiller said:
    Tiller said:
    Horusra said:
    Asm0deus said:
    Horusra said:
    Horusra said:
    All the doomsayers here clutching to government's boots is funny.  The government can not run or regulate anything successfully.  You all can have faith in them I will not.  Less government the better.
    It's remarkable that any human being could have such a narrow view of a situation like this.  "Government is bad" is just some stupid trope that's been pushed on you relentlessly for decades.  There are some things that government is good for.  It's too bad that so many folks like you don't realize that yet.

    Your government Kool-Aid must taste great.
    Your "corporate will save us from govment" kool aid must taste even better.

    Corporations and governments only serve one thing and that is themselves.  If either can get away with it they will screw you for money and power.  It is the people that actually have to do something about it.  Media, if we had one that worked, to get information out.  People to actually speak with their wallets. 
    So I'm guessing you will be the first to speak with your wallet, go off grid, throw out your cell phone, put up hippy solar panels for power and go down to the nice clean river and dredge up some unprotected water for drinking?
    Exactly.  I'm continually amazed by such ridiculous rhetoric. 

    The world works the way it does not the way people wish it would, and the way it works is government officials are elected, corporate executives are not.
    The government hate bandwagon has been the longest running hate bandwagon in the world.

    With good reason. When was the last time a bakery killed 20 million of it's own customers? 

    How's that good clean government water working out for the people of Flint Michigan?

    Screw solar power I have a generator. 

    Threw out my cell phone years ago. 

    Corporate executives are hired and get fired if they don't perform unlike most of those union bureaucrats and elected fossils in Washington. 

    Really keep throwing those dead pigeons up there, they can't fly. 
    Well I guess we will find out once the FDA is defended and regulations are backed down.


    "Who is the government to tell me I have to keep rat pubes out of the muffins I bake?" -a republican baker
    "Hello government....tell me how I am suppose to feel and give me my allowance for the day." -a typical Democrat.

    How's it going? Independent voter here... And usually libertarian leaning (I believe in a free market too)... Though I would be considered progressive/green in political compass. 

    You know nothing and immediately jump to attacks because you have no defense. We aren't fools. And believe me, neither are democrats. 

    Anyone that has ever taken an economics course (and passed it.) would know regulation is necessary for functional free enterprise. And believe me when I say, most democrats are for the free market. No one has ever talked of implementing a fully socialist structured government. You are living in a fantasy land bud. 
    TillerMadFrenchieMrMelGibsonbartoni33
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Yes because socialist countries are hot beds of innovation.
    I don't know, why don't you ask one of the hundreds of users on MMORPG.com here from socialist countries and find out? Average speeds in the US availability is 100-200mb/s where they are looking at 100gb/s fiber. 

    But I have to ask... At what point did I mention anything about socialism or anything related to it? Market regulation is just as much part of capitalism. Do you like reimbursement and pain and suffering for when you get ripped off? That's a regulation. Do you like protection of assets? That's a regulation. And also written in the constitution. 

    You are bad at this. 
    TorvalYashaXMrMelGibsonKyleran
  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    Horusra said:
    What makes people think Net Neutrality means more providers and better speeds.  Everyone always paints the rosiest future for Net Neutrality and the worst for the other side.  Maybe Net Neutrality means slow speeds because there is no incentive to make it faster and less providers because there is no cash for providing something better.
    Because net neutrality has literally nothing to do with investment and predictions. Improving the networks requires the same money whether net neutrality is present or not. Investment incentive is also non-existent in the US. These giants are only out to make money, not spend it giving neighborhoods better connection services. 

    The telecomms would just love net neutrality to go away, they can maximize profit without spending a dime on infrastructure investment. And that's all this garbage is that the chairman is pushing through. With net neutrality in place, the telecomms have been trying to skate by wireless investment -- which is still an unstable technology -- where they can do this practice of throttling and service funneling that should also be regulated. In most of the US, cell service still sucks, they still do the unethical service charges, and have barely spent anything other than signal boosting existing towers.

    This doesn't benefit the people, and severely harms small business and startups. In a digital age, there is no Main St. The only street is the internet, and if an ISP can block or slow your storefront it's the equivalent of throwing a brick through a window of a downtown store. No one will shop there until the money is spent repairing the window and clearing dangers. 

    It's purely corporate controlled fascism. Where stockholders and CEO's are the dictators. 

    Net neutrality needs to remain, and broaden to include wireless.

    But, the internet as we know it is out for the count. Remember all those free wifi hotspots everywhere? Gone next year under the proposed and likely pushed agenda. 

    Local libraries can even be devastated -- having to pay huge amounts to maintain services with local ISP's-- and only one example. That's your tax dollars. So this will cost us in another way. Municipality expense to these hacks. 


    Asm0deusRexKushmanMadFrenchieSedrynTyrosAvarixbartoni33MrMelGibsonWraithoneVynt
  • Ascent Infinite Realm Teaser FAQ: No Gender Lock!

    The biggest question I have for this title is:

    Will this title also be stuck in EA hell for what seems like a decade, complete with a paid DLC release prior to the base game even reaching a release state?
    Not likely. Bluehole is pretty good at what they do. And judging the previous releases (TERA, Devilian, PlayerUnkown Battlegrounds) doubtful to the paid DLC prior to a release. Likely a full game, with microtransactions just like their previous games. 
    MadFrenchieConstantineMerus