Net Neutrality Day of Action

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by -AlphaLupi, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. raaky-draws

    raaky-draws New Member

    I don't wanna get into race politics here, but I'll look it up. You just made my day super interesting, I knew nothing about Australian politics before and now I have stuff to google at work. Thanks!
     
  2. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    Lol xD

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    Hey, cool! :cool: I'm still working on it, I have a lot left to go. It's not totally optimized yet either, but I'm working on it.

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  3. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    i was thinking about doing a comic but my PC is a decade old and about to blow up...

    until i got paid today
    [​IMG]

    i'm not kidding i'm actually about to buy a new PC that's what ive been doing all night i'm just deciding on a hard drive
     
  4. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    Haha, nice! Enjoy!

    I've been wanting to upgrade my GPU myself for a while a now
     
  5. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Jeez.... This is pretty terrifying. And with the congress we have today in the USA, this is a real possibility. When's the vote gonna be?
     
  6. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    its not as impulsive as i made it look

    i decided to make this a while ago and the origional plan was to buy it in bits over the year i have the case fans and mobo but i may have to stop work for a while so ive decided to go "fuck it" and just buy the rest now while i have the money i did have to downgrade the GPU from a 1070 to a 1060 cause the 70 went up $250 for some reason but its just a GPU i can get a better one later
     
  7. RandomNinja11

    RandomNinja11 Meme King

    I wouldn't worry too much -
    The FCC is a US organization and they would be controlling the internet in the end and due to that, if net neutrality was abolished and ISPs blocked sites and throttled, that would be taking away freedom of speech which isn't only unconstitutional, it goes against what the US was based on. We can safely assume that net neutrality is here to stay.

    ... Except in North Korea...
     
  8. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Since when did our GOP-dominated congress give a care about the constitution? They only care about scratching the backs of Big Business which in turn gets them votes.
     
  9. RandomNinja11

    RandomNinja11 Meme King

    Even looking back in history, especially US history, in the end big business never won. I'm not saying that congress is entirely good and altruistic and all that, not by a longshot; but there are still people who care about rights in congress.
     
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  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    So is this going to a U.S specific thing if it passess, or globally?
     
  11. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Well.... I guess it'd depend if other said countries hold on to Net Neutrality.
     
  12. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    I wouldn't be so quick to assume the best. While I usually try to remain optimistic this is still a very bleak situation. Comcast, TWC (Spectrum now, yuck), AT&T, Verizon, etc are still large monopolies, and there are still A LOT of areas where they are the only options. They can do whatever they want, and most peoples only option is to pay up or give up access to the internet. There are no other options. They are greedy soul-sucking corporations that deserve to die, but I digress.

    Blocking connections to websites will still be illegal yes, but that's not what Net Neutrality protects. They'll just argue you can still access the websites, just at a slow speed. If you want more bandwidth, you pay more money. These rich fuckers have more than enough cash to throw around to get away with it. Comcast, arguably the worst offender, spent millions lobbying congress alone.
    Unfortunately it seems the major telecom companies are winning right now, laughing straight to the bank. Hopefully some David comes and slays this shitty Goliath, but it doesn't look very hopeful. :(
     
  13. Ravofox

    Ravofox And a few other fursonas as well

    The fact that Google, Facebook and Twitter are rallying against changing it gives me optimism that it won't happen. I also think that if it is attempted there would be such a large backlash that it would have to be reversed. That's my opinion anyway.
     
  14. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Nice.......... Comcast is my ISP.
    They don't care about us. Even if they protest, they still won't care. Politicians have stopped making public appearances because of the backlash they're facing.
     
  15. -AlphaLupi

    -AlphaLupi The Fennec

    Ouch, that really bites. I hate Comcast with a passion.
     
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  16. GreenZone

    GreenZone Well-Known Member

    you know i'm going to stop paying attention to you this was in the fucking news only a few days ago stop being a smart ass about everything
     
  17. Lcs

    Lcs Well-Known Member

    It's perhaps tasteless of me to respond to this given that it takes away from the thread, but...

    I looked at the statistics from the 'Australian Bureau of Statistics' and I could see that 60% and 80% were way too high, which is in-line with what I had initially thought since that seemed unrealistic. You may have misheard what the news said or something.

    Fact-checking isn't really being a smartass. False information can be pretty dangerous, so I think it's probably a good thing when it's debunked. This in mind, perhaps you should double-check your information before you cite it rather than get angry when others double-check it for you.
     
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  18. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    Trump's new appointment to head the FCC is heavily against Net Neutrality, and it should be noted that the Republicans have wanted to it gone for years. Things don't look very promising, all in all, now that more money than at any point in history, and by a wide margin, now controls Washington.
     
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  19. quoting_mungo

    quoting_mungo Administrator Staff Member

    I kinda find the fact that y'all need a law like Net Neutrality pretty sad. Not the consumers' fault, but says some less than savory things about the US corporate climate. Likewise, even with NN you've got some pretty substantial issues with ISPs that ultimately fuck over consumers. Huge chunk of the US population can choose between 1-2 ISPs. I used to have something like 5-10 available to me through my residential fiber, if memory serves. More once my current contract is up, as the whole reason I got a new contract was for the side benefit of opening up to more available providers. And that's pretty normal for Sweden.
     
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  20. Belatucadros

    Belatucadros Very customized title

    The US government sucks, to say it modestly. "American Freedom" is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
     
  21. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru 100% faith-based dancing!

    I agree with mungo here. I find the fact that you even NEED Net Neutrality laws in place to prevent ISP's and companies from fucking you over even more utterly moronic.

    Free Capitalism, HEALTHY Capitalism, only works when there is good competition going on, to compete for the best deal for the customer. ISP's can agree among themselves to figuratively "own" entire areas with no contest. They can do whatever the fuck they want inside those areas.

    America is not customer-focused unlike for instance Norway(Yeah, I know I am comparing Norway a lot, but quite frankly, I don't know that much about other countries. Sue me). It's company-focused. One of the reasons companies thrive but individuals often get fucked.
     
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