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[–] HillarySoldOut 3 points 48 points (+51|-3) ago 

15 years after it was obvious.

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[–] toriko 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

To be fair, he changes his mind quite a bit. He's only pro-gun because his son got him into hunting.

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[–] not_shadowbanned_yet 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

his position on it is actually pretty nuanced, but oh shit guys, he sees a possible downside, hashtag I'm with her now.

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[–] snakesbbq 2 points 32 points (+34|-2) ago 

“After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the commission’s ability to enforce the strongest possible internet protections — both on fixed and mobile networks — that will ensure the internet remains open, now and in the future,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the F.C.C., said in a statement.

Tom Wheeler is awesome.

AT&T immediately said it would continue to fight.

“We have always expected this issue to be decided by the Supreme Court and we look forward to participating in that appeal,” said David McAtee II, the senior executive vice president and general counsel for AT&T.

AT&T can eat a buffet of dicks.

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[–] ThisIsCathartic 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

we look forward to participating in that appeal

I bet they do, cunts.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

AT&T can eat a buffet of dicks.

All it cares to eat. And more. Please. Much Much more.

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[–] JaggedxEdgex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They'll have to stop at some point or they might hit their monthly dick eating caps.

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[–] RaiFighter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How do we ensure Tom Wheeler doesn't get, as Orwell said it all-too-clearly, Vaporized?

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[–] dabork 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You don't. Tom wheeler is not your friend, he is an ex Comcast lobbyist. This net neutrality shit he is pulling is a dog-and-pony show he has a long history of fucking us in the ass.

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[–] orrino213 8 points -3 points (+5|-8) ago 

How is more government regulation on the internet a good thing?

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[–] sniper98g 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Let me pose a not so hypothetical stiuation to you.

Comcast (the largest ISP in the country) owns MSNBC. Since they own MSNBC, it's in their best interest to degrade your request for Foxnews.com or send it to MSNBC.com instead. It's just their "internal" news site, and none of the data you use going there will count towards your monthly limit. You can have the limitation removed for a low monthly fee, or if Foxnews pays for access to you.

Without net neutrality, there is nothing to stop the scenario I described above.

In the same way I don't want my landlord charging the pizza guy to use the elevator in my building, I don't want Verizon charging Netflix or I for our streaming transfers.

A win for net neutrality, is a win for free speech.

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[–] SeemsReasonable 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't know tbh. I'm torn between the two. On one hand we're being fucked over big time by ISPs without Net Neutrality. On the other hand, Net Neutrality is what we need right now but knowing the government, it will be used for good in the short term and certainly made evil in the long term. Maybe in the end it will be a good thing, Net Neutrality, and not a detriment.

All we can do now is choose the best option we have and hope it works into the future. There are many more factors to take into account when determining whether this will be of benefit or of detriment in the long run, though you certainly can't envision every factor. You make the best decision now and just hope future factors are a positive force on such a decision. Only the future will tell how it will play out assuming the future is not entirely infiltrated and rewritten.

I, for one, do not wish to continue on the broadband path we have been shifted towards and want to give a new path a try. I acknowledge such a new path may very well be the end of the open and free internet and it will be on me and others like me if such a thing were to become reality yet continue to hope for the best, no matter how futile such hope is.

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[–] Vhaine 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

Good luck, buddy. I'm so sick of yelling that at people. Here. Take the torch. I gave up.

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[–] Dazlij 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

And, as such, the internet will have to be regulated by the government.

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[–] rwbj 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

On the other hand when it comes to things like fire fighting and electric you get great service and pay very little for it - almost certainly less than you'd pay were it privatized. I'm not sure what happened with Obamacare, but it's not typical. Obama basically passed legislation forcing people to pay private insurers. Why not go for a single payer system as nearly all of the rest of the developed world has? They also consequently pay a tiny fraction of what the US does in healthcare per capita with better health outcomes on top of it.

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[–] Wolfspider 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Bingo.

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[–] luckyguy 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Hense why "net neutrality" is a big lie.

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[–] fagnig 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Ayn Rand would be pissed.

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[–] laikaislost 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

Ayn Rand doesn't understand reality, so it's kind of a moot point.

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[–] theoldguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nice try, James Taggart.

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[–] FetusChrist 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Atlas shrugged was a huge warning against business collusion against competition and using government as a tool of the rich to ensure nothing threatens a few large companies profits. Just replace rail with high speed internet and the situation in atlas shrugged is almost mirrored to our current situation. She may not have agreed with how the government is handling it now, but she definitely would have despised the state we're in.

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[–] vacvape 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's only because they depend on it to spy on everyone though. We should all just go back to dial up.

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[–] SterlingItachiArcher 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This guy gets it.

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

fidonet...

You must be old... like me.

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[–] toriko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They're already doing that! At least this way we're only getting fucked in the ass by the government, and not also by media giants.

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[–] dieusor 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

so, an extension of government sanctioned monopolies.

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[–] nobslob 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are dozens of us, !DOZENS!, that are against government expansion as a solution to all problems. But it's a bit like shouting at a storm, not going to make a bit of difference. I wonder if there are any good vr games being shown at E3?

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[–] nobslob 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I saw the trailer for bridge crew, that was pretty cool. I'm not a huge fan of the newer star trek look though, I wish they would have went with a tng feel instead.

I'm probably going to sit out the first generation of vr hardware, how about you?

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[–] Demose 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you're serious about that last bit, Bethsoft is working on making Fallout 4 vr capable.

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[–] nobslob 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I never got into fallout. On of my favorite games of all time was morrowind, I hope something like that gets adapted.

Video games matter, what our moronic corrupt government does as it slowly fades from relevance does not (at least to me) :D

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Your power, telephone, water and cable TV are already regulated... I think internet traffic falls into this category just fine.

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[–] nobslob 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I disagree. The first batch of games for the major vr sets are looking pretty lame, I think waiting for 2nd gen is worthwhile.

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