This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
4 submissions to politics
3 submissions to technology
2 submissions to science
2 submissions to gaming
2 submissions to StarWarsRPG
This user has so far shared a total of 13 links, started a total of 5 discussions and submitted a total of 248 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 16 and downvoted 3 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 95 and downvoted 18 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Aaron Schock resigns after new questions about mileage expenses, submitted: 3/17/2015 10:07:18 PM, 18 points (+18|-0)
Oklahoma House Passes Bill Restricting Marriage To People Of Faith, submitted: 3/17/2015 10:29:17 PM, 16 points (+16|-0)
Republicans Won't Release Benghazi Report Until 2016, Claim Timing Has Nothing To Do With Election, submitted: 4/25/2015 1:32:52 AM, 14 points (+16|-2)
Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public, submitted: 3/6/2015 2:18:14 AM, 11 points (+11|-0)
Another Reddit refugee, submitted: 2/20/2015 10:55:41 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)
5 lowest rated submissions:
There's a sucker born every minute- Sony sells "premium sound" SD cards, submitted: 2/27/2015 12:55:17 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)
Star Wars-style 'bionic hand' fitted to first patients , submitted: 2/27/2015 12:53:45 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)
Complete kandosii class dreadnaught for your use. , submitted: 4/2/2015 8:24:36 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
Post your fiero, submitted: 2/27/2015 1:21:09 AM, 2 points (+3|-1)
Will 3D printed food become as common as the microwave?, submitted: 2/27/2015 12:47:38 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
DorkJedi 0 points 31 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago
When their local monopoly is broken, it works that way in the US. Out here in Utah they defied Comcast and Century link (who had divided the territory between them with no-compete clauses).
The cities banded together and installed community fiber to the main cities. The usual "unfair competition" laws had been passed so they did an easy end run around them- they do not run an ISP. they invited anyone and everyone (including Comcast and CenturyLink) who wants to use the fiber equal access to it at a very low rate. They refused, but a dozen other ISP's sprang up and took the offer.
Over several years, they expanded the fiber until it is pretty rare to not have it available. And they go out of their way to run extra lengths to you if possible.
I pay $70/mo (about €63) ($30 fiber fee and $50 ISP) for 1Gb/1Gb no cap. And I do get really good throughput. If the sending server can handle it, I get 1Gb downloads and uploads. It is almost never out, and the few times it has gone out it is for minutes, not hours. No throttling, I can run Netflix at 1080p on all 4 TV's and still have no issues in online games and downloads.
And I get an apology email explaining what happened and crediting me a day of service fees.
Since there is real competition, they try hard. Customer service is friendly and helpful as well as fast. If it wasn't, I have a dozen other options I can choose, and the switchover is a phone call, change happens in about an hour with no loss of connection. I did it once because the ISP was not responding to emails requesting info about their TV service so I switched to the ISP that did reply.
Comcast and CenturyLink spend tens to hundreds of millions every year trying to get the fiber shut down and oppose any expansion of it. They COULD put that money in to upgrading their network to be competitive, but we see where their priorities are.
Edit: add link to the program, since several people have asked about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Telecommunication_Open_Infrastructure_Agency
DorkJedi 0 points 15 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago
The video is indefensible. It directly contradicts his own report, showing a clear intent to murder and the cover up. They can fund it all they want, he will still get his richly deserved punishment of paid time off.
DorkJedi 0 points 10 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago
Call me crazy, but I find all genocides unacceptable.
3 lowest rated comments:
DorkJedi 4 points -2 points 2 points (+2|-4) ago
The law is pretty simple: If you provide goods or service to anyone, you must provide that service to everyone.
There are a few exceptions, like hygiene requirements for food service, but not many.
Why the Hillary Clinton email server scandal is a BFD submitted by Asinus to politics
DorkJedi 2 points -2 points 0 points (+0|-2) ago
I refer to the law. You cannot prosecute someone for violating a work memo.
DorkJedi 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
If anyone was going to rally over requiring the news to be truthful, it would be the neocons.