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That isn't what I'm hearing. At the extremes the net neutrality people want free access which is asinine.Never said it was. However consider the stupidity of the desire here, people want to replace the management of network infrastructure by the owners/operators of that network with government regulation. The approach the government wants would give the same priority to an ftp download that a VoIP call might get. Do people really want choppy video calling or...
That is a pretty foolish picture to post considering it if is from the days when you needed a wire for ever thing you wanted to do.In any event the problem with the people that want the Internet to become a utility is that they don't want to pay for that utility. Beyond that utilities have for a very long time offered preferential treatment to manage the loads on their systems. Off peak electrical metering comes to mind as one approach to managing network usage. How...
Not at all, they are simply responding to the possibility that they might not have the money to pay for the infrastructure they are about to build. The wrong type of regulation could impact these companies to the point that they don't have the profits to build new infrastructure. Considering the stupidity embodied in out current federal administration this is a very real possibility.That is a very very poor example as the USPS offers all sorts of rates, some that favor...
Actually this is exactly what we have in mind when these attempts to steal private property come up. If you are in a community that wants a public until it's to provide Internet service I have no problem with that if the community buys the infrastructure to provide that service. I have a big problem if the same community tries to steal existing private hardware by decree. This is exactly what the net neutrality gang is trying to do.Nor should the community have the...
I can make a good argument that financial deregulation had nothing to do with the so called great recession.It is if the intention is to take private property which I beleive is the big point here. If you want an Internet that is free of throttling and shows no content preferences then you want a public utility. You can't get that public utility by decree though, you must be willing to pay for it. This is the big problem I have with the net neutrality crowd, nothing in...
Well yes, exactly in this case. Free access to private property is theft which is what would happen if the government suddenly imposed net neutrality on the owners of the cable to your house.In the bigger picture nothing in this world is free.In reality this is the big problem with the Internet net neutrality crowd - they want free access without paying for it. Even if net neutrality were to become a reality you would still be getting a bill at the end of the day. ...
A system that isn't managed eventual breaks down. Think about it this way, what would you think if your cable connection became unusable because somebody down the road had a porn obsession.What if a portion of the free market wanted dog meat on your local store shelf? There are two extremes here.As for treating the Internet companies as public utilities that might not be a bad idea if we can't force real competition. The problem is the public can not just steal...
Actually it is a business. A business stops building something if it suddenly realizes it might not be able to pay for that something. This in a nut shell is the problem with a changing regulatory environment, a business can be setup to make money under any set of regulations but it can't plan ahead if those regulations are in flux.In a nut shell it is far from childish and is expected behavior when the rules of the game may change on you.Which is exactly what the...
I'm thinking that some of you may be interested in what Intel is up to with XEON Phi. In a nut shell you can get some of the Xeon Phi cards at extremely large discounts if you look around a bit. We are talking somewhere in the range of 200-500 dollars. This discounting apparently is going on until the end of the year. One theory has it that they want to get hardware into the hands of developers. My theory is that the have a surplus to zero out before the debut...
It works well with aluminum?Here is another thought, the iPhone becomes a stressed skin slab where the "glass" actually adds strength to the device.Actually no it isn't entirely the user responsibility. Using that rational Apple could use a soft transparent plastic panel. A quality device should implement the best of what is possible.
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