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FCC: Oh no, deary me. What a shame. Too bad, so sad we can't do net neutrality appeal during the US govt shutdown

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Re: Please explain: why do we NEED this so-called "net neutrality" again?

Respectfully, I think online forums are a terrible place to try and have a debate.

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Re: Please explain: why do we NEED this so-called "net neutrality" again?

We've explained it many times to you and BJ, you just don't bother to listen.

Bipartisan Kumbaya: President Trump turns Obama's open govt data policy into law

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Trollface

Re: Here, have a cheese burger...

* cheeseberder

Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

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Re: Comparison

Trump had two years of Republican controlled Senate and House to get the wall done. He failed. Why oh why would he now suddenly succeed, given a flipped House? Get your head out of your ass. He has only himself to blame for not getting it done. Perhaps he should have played less golf.

Google CEO tells US Congress Chocolate Factory will unleash Dragonfly in China

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Re: I thought Google was supposed to 'do no evil'?

If only some of that Google tech could shut you up.

GOPwned: Republicans fall victim to email hack

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Holmes

Giuliani was very surprised to hear about the hack. He thought he'd taken enough precautions by always only browsing in Incognito mode.

Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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Sure you can champ

And under which one of your company's secret volcano lairs does this technology exist?

Someone's in hot water: Tea party super PAC group 'spilled 500,000+ voters' info' all over web

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Re: New list for HR-filtering your resume/CV

"are going to be able to" - maybe. Will they actually do it? Nope.

Trump pulls trigger in US-China tit-for-tat tariff tiff: 10% slapped on $200bn of imported kit

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"monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles of aluminum,"

So is that a yay or nay for quadpods?

Won’t patch systems? Never run malware scans? Welcome to the US State Department!

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Meh

Ah, BUTTERY MALES

Net neutrality freaks furious over lack of fury at FCC hearing

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Re: Government failing the populace

Bob, read your own link. Average download speeds did not double.

"RUSH: A minor correction. Internet speeds have not doubled. The numbers are these. “U.S. Internet Speed Has Gone from 12th to 6th Fastest Since the End of Net Neutrality — Since the repeal of ‘net neutrality’ took effect on June 11, the U.S. internet speed has gone from 12th to 6th fastest in the world.” In other words, average download speeds for everybody improving rapidly since we got rid of net neutrality, which is the government controlling the internet."

The jump from 12th to 6th is evidently true. But I'd like to see evidence that this was actually the product of NN being repealed. I'd also like to see evidence that speeds weren't already increasing in months/years prior. So far all this article demonstrates is Rush's (and your own) tenuous grasp on basic statistics.

But this all meaningless anyway. NN is not about raw bandwidth, it's about treating traffic differently based on content. Surely as a "tech professional" you're aware that ISPs fudge the results of speed tests anyway whereas actual traffic is not always so lucky.

On a side note, I love how he calls it a "minor correction". Jesus Christ. But this is the kind of reporting one would expect from someone who begins article titles with "Liberal ignoramuses".

Democrats go on the offensive over fake FCC net neut'y cyberattack

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Re: Pai is still damaging society

I've lost count of how many times Bob has made these fallacious arguments (which as you say ultimately rest upon the fairytale of ISP competition). Everytime someone calls him on it he cowers back into his hidey-hole, but not before collecting his 2 upvotes (one undoubtedly from Big John). And of course all the while screaming SOCIALISM. Just ignore him. It's a waste of (precious) bytes to try and engage him.

DEF CON plans to show US election hacking is so easy kids can do it

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Re: The elections are supposed to be hacked

"I blame Obama."

There's a fresh point of view.

Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

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Re: Shooting the messengers much?

"messengers" - is that what you call them?

FBI for the Apple guy: Bloke accused of stealing robo-car tech

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Coffee/keyboard

Either we can expect quite the philosophical defence from his attorneys, or El Reg confused Xiaoling and Xiaopeng.

Guccifer 2.0 outed, Kaspersky slammed, Oz radio hacker in the slammer, and more

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Re: You guys never give up

"...at 22 mB/second and pushed to Wikileaks... I'm sure someone built a nice cable to the Russkies for that data rate."

They most likely did not directly exfiltrate the data from the compromised system. It's common to move it within a compromised organization first. It seems in your quest to find anything wrong with the explanation you overlooked this obvious detail.

April Fool: FCC finally bothers with Puerto Rico as chairman visits

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Devil

I can't help but think that this hurricane + associated fallout was an obvious FALSE FLAG distraction by Mother Nature (a registered DUMBOCRAT and climate change campaigner) to deflect from KILLARY CLINTON'S email server. In fact I'd bet the hurricane helped wipe away EVIDENCE of her wrongdoing from the server rooms of Puerto Rico. WHAT'S NEXT? A tornado in Hawaii sweeping away OBAKA's fake birth certificate$?

NSA boss: Trump won't pull trigger for Russia election hack retaliation

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Holmes

Yes, just like this "deep state" we've heard so much screeching about.

Trump buries H-1B visa applicants in paperwork

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Good.

Facebook's big solution to combating election ad fraud: Snail mail

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Re: Question?

I think the idea is that this would at least provide a paper trail.

What do Cali, New York, Hawaii, Maine and 18 other US states have in common? Fighting the FCC on net neutrality

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Mushroom

And the daily letters are: FUD

"...actual effect will be more government control"

Yes, the government will exert some control to ensure ISPs don't bend us over a barrel (in this instance at least). What's the problem? Or were you just repeating a GOP talking point without providing proof, in the hopes we wouldn't notice? Hush hush, the GUBBERMINT is not going to take away your Fox News.

"Is it now safe to allow them to take over? When did that happen?" - A defining example of "FUD"

Wondering where your JavaScript libs went? Spam-detection snafu exiled npm packages

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Meh

Truly a pinnacle of software engineering.

These are just fucking code snippets - let's stop calling them "libraries".

Examples (albeit some of the more humorously short ones): get-iterable, httpinkie, flatit

npm is basically an automated way of jotting down which snippets of code you've lifted from Stack Overflow.

Judge rm -rf Grsecurity's defamation sue-ball against Bruce Perens

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Re: That's not how the law works.

Get lost Brad.

Republican tax bill ready to rescue hard-up tech giants, struggling rich

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Re: Math

'FUD. WRONG. CLUELESS. prices/costs already _DID_ that because of OBAKA-"Care".'

Last I checked, just because something already happened doesn't mean it can't happen again. Want to try your comment again with an actual explanation for why ckm5 is wrong? I am genuinely interested to hear it.

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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Childcatcher

By all means then, uninstall your seat belt, air bags, roll cage, etc. and get back to us.

Critical US mass spying program scrutiny lost amid partisan nonsense

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Re: the so-called "partisan bickering"

"...which is KNOWN to have been bought and paid for by the Democrat National Committee..."

You do realize that it was originally funded by The Washington Free Beacon, although yes the DNC did pick up the tab after WFB lost interest.

Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel flawed net neutrality vote

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Mushroom

Re: Whaaat?

Just go away Big John - you're the only one here "frontloading" by dragging in good vs. evil and "PC" in an attempt to derail the conversation. All you do is attack how the viewpoints are presented, not the viewpoints themselves. You still haven't managed to give a substantive argument against NN since the last time I called out your bullshit: https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2017/11/21/fcc_net_neutrality/#c_3354515.

Don't rely on us to protect the open internet, warns FTC Commissioner

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Re: Why is this a surprise?

"But I've never heard of it being done to individual users..."

You've never seen it because you choose not to look. Here you go: https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history

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Re: Why is this a surprise?

Even a cursory glance at my comment history will reveal that I am far from a Trumpkin.

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Re: Why is this a surprise?

"I didn't know consumers' concerns ever figured anywhere in Pai's considerations. Also, Ajit Pai can't tell the FTC what to do."

Well thankfully some of us have been paying attention.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/fcc-chair-refuses-to-delay-net-neutrality-vote-despite-pending-court-case/

"Eliminating the common carrier classification of broadband will '[r]estore the Federal Trade Commission's ability to protect consumers online from any unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive practices,' Pai's proposal says."

VW's US environment boss gets seven years for Dieselgate scam

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Re: outrageous

You've all got it wrong. We need to jail the people that printed the money!

Prison hacker who tried to free friend now likely to join him inside

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Re: Xjail?

I wonder why they haven't upgraded to Waylandjail or Mirjail yet?

While you're preparing to carve Thanksgiving turkey, the FCC will be slicing into net neutrality

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Re: There wouldn't be such a push to kill neutrality...?

So in other words you're somewhat convinced NN is a good thing (based on merrit), but since so many "undesirables" (i.e. people not willing to wipe Trump's ass for him) oppose it, you assume it's *really* something bad. Look up the word "doublethink".

NN is simply about preventing anti-competitive behavior. Cable companies just want to make money - no surprise there. A sufficiently free market will correct itself - high priced ISPs will be challenged by lower priced alternatives. And that's the problem: THERE IS NO ISP MARKET IN THE US. Local and state laws (drafted by ISP lobbyist groups) spring up everywhere that prevent local ISPs from laying down wire or otherwise operating.

Pai is the lying sack of shit in this. Between conflating NN with freedom of speech, to fucking redefining what broadband means (to give false impressions of competition in the market), he's to blame.

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Re: There wouldn't be such a push to kill neutrality...?

Like clockwork: a post from Big John about NN that is devoid of substance other than "NN = socialism". Why even bother making these bullshit defenses on a tech forum? Surely Facebook is a better venue for you?

'Throatwarbler Mangrove' summed it up perfectly the last time you came thundering in here in Trump Defense Mode (TM): https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3287105

JS code at the network edge. Oh, you're still here and not running, screaming? Read on

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Terminator

Who's got the over-under on how quickly someone will get past the sandboxing?

For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

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Re: 'Thrives on the income of ignorance'

Considering the content is prefaced with "Extracts:" I'd hardly jump to "stealing".

Chill out about net neutrality, says FCC head, because mobile phones are great

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Big John, did you come by to add anything useful to the conversation? Or just the usual diversions? I'm betting on the second, given that you have repeatably demonstrated a tenuous grasp of net neutrality. Exhibit A: https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3254920

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Holmes

Conspiracy time: Pai is playing the fool thus reinforcing the (absurd) notion that the FCC has no business in the net neutrality debate (or non-mobile internet in general). He's said many times he'd like the FTC to handle it (e.g. https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/7/15215316/fcc-ajit-pai-net-neutrality-title-ii-plans-roll-back).

I doubt that's quite it, though. I really do believe that Pai is incompetent enough to flounder as he did.

Climate-change skeptic lined up to run NASA in this Trump timeline

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Re: Belief has nothing to do with it: The fundamental difference between religion and science

"climate marketing organisations"

This is the part that kills me. People actually believe that companies that manufacture solar panels and windmills are bigger and have more influence than, say, oil companies. Are you fucking kidding me?

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Re: I don't mine a skeptic. I prefer a skeptic in this position

"Anyone else have a better explanation?"

Yes, I do: you're being disingenuous. Try taking the AVERAGE: https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-cooling-january-2007-to-january-2008.htm. Specifically, see this graph: https://skepticalscience.com/graphics.php?g=47. While you're there, feel free to correct any other ignorances you have by consulting this page: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php.

Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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Re: @cirby: So much for that Russian collusion story...

Give it a few hours. Fabricating nonsense rebuttals takes time, you know!

Hey America! Your internet is going to be so much better this January

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"That happens a lot with this author."

Pot, meet kettle.

Dems fightin' words! FCC's net neutrality murder plot torn apart

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Re: Huzzah

"why not let the providers build those extra 'lanes" with some of that profit? In other words, leave the market alone and it will accommodate all levels of custom."

In theory, this is correct reasoning. But in practice it's a complete fantasy. The obvious answer to "why not" is because there is no market. <= just one of a thousand other articles explaining the same thing. And by the way, this data comes from the FCC itself. For example: https://www.broadbandmap.gov/number-of-providers

Every NN opponent, particularly Pai, conveniently forgets about this. Look at what happened to Google Fiber. ISPs fought new deployments tooth and nail, dragging their feet over every single utility pole and lobbying to block it a hundred different ways. And what happened? Fiber, as of 2016, is no longer planning any more expansions. ISPs don't compete, they litigate. I don't know what's so hard to get about this, unless you're Pai, of course, who has a vested interest in making sure he doesn't understand.

Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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Hell, where's the Kickstarter? I'll throw in $50. Grsecurity are a bunch of combative asshats.

systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

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Trollface

Seems to me the solution is for systemd to drop libidn2 entirely, and replace it with their own implementation /s.

So, FCC, how about that massive DDoS? Hello? Hello...? You still there?

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Re: Can we slap him?

The original comment was just words as well, but that didn't stop you from pouncing on it. Regarding the rest: I think we can both agree that Antifa is disgusting. But there have absolutely been attacks against protestors at Trump rallies - just google it. And yes, the attack against Scalise was horrible.

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Re: Can we slap him?

"Dude, that example is very weak..."

Fair enough, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. Here's some better examples: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-violent-rhetoric-history-226873. But pay no mind to the particularities of that article - unlike you, I'm not going to sit here and breathlessly defend any one party as being morally superior. Both sides have zealous lunatics that do and say violent things, and to a large extent, BOTH parties are responsible for cultivating the "us vs. them" attitude that provides such fertile soil for that violence. That was the point of my original reply.

And I'm sure you do have a war-chest of "Sure, Trump/his supporters/Republicans did X, but Hillary/her supporters/Democrats [did/would have done] Y, and look at how much worse Y is than X!?!?"-style stories. That kind of arguing seems to be pretty much Trump supporters' only defense tactic when confronted with facts or inconvenient questions.

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Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

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Re: Last time

"I look forward to Linux, the director's cut."

Hopefully they don't include the deleted scenes - those would take up a couple additional DVDs.

Pop-up Android adware uses social engineering to resist deletion

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Mushroom

Taking a page from Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade "feature"

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