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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 Re:what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I'm asking for good information here, and I'm modded down. Wow.

4 days ago

Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I've read a few articles on /. about net neutrality, and I couldn't discern any consensus regarding it's overall positivity or negativity. Of course, I understand how a lack could be abused, stifling competition for eyeballs. But some of what I read, written by people actually in the communications industry, made seemingly good arguments against it. The more I read, the more ambivalent I became. It seems less cut and dried than, say, arguments against SOPA. Anyone have any serious material to read regarding the more technical aspects? I know that bias is inescapable, but I'd like some more informed information; John Oliver's delivery doesn't cut it. I'd greatly appreciate it.

5 days ago

Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

bigfinger76 Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

This is not innovation. It's more of a repeated failure at rebranding.

5 days ago

Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

bigfinger76 Re:Hahahaha (404 comments)

Whoa. That is dark.

5 days ago

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

bigfinger76 Re:But... but.... but... What about teh Appelzzzzz (203 comments)

Has this resulted in one breached account? For all we know, this is just a list of email addresses. Need more evidence, like boobs.

about a week ago

Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

bigfinger76 Re:Why just guns? (258 comments)

There are other factors, I assure you. They're just not PC and they're very uncomfortable to bring up.

about a week ago

L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

bigfinger76 Re:A little scary (188 comments)

I assume I can trust HuffPo to be objective here.

about a week ago

Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

bigfinger76 Fear of spooking the folk... (143 comments)

...with talk of the third. Or maybe the third made a joke.

about two weeks ago

Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

bigfinger76 Re:No surprise, but a bad idea (97 comments)

Only thermophilic composting can kill diseases, and even then only the material in the core. A composting toilet usually doesn't have the critical mass.

about two weeks ago

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

bigfinger76 Re:Poll idea (106 comments)

I "started" around 2000 or so with Mandrake. I learned the hard way about winmodems that year.

about three weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

bigfinger76 Re:guns guns guns (421 comments)

I have a sneaking suspicion that you're British.

about three weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

bigfinger76 Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

No. This fear is irrational.

about three weeks ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

bigfinger76 Re: Jurisdiction 101 (391 comments)

Yeah, sensible things. Like thought crime.

about three weeks ago

Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

bigfinger76 Re:Defeats the purpose (232 comments)

You touch my back one more time and I'm sending an email to HR.

about a month ago

Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

bigfinger76 Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

I don't believe you.

about a month ago

Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

bigfinger76 Re:Obama Is The Virus (100 comments)

I specifically came here to joke about no one shoehorning Obama into this discussion yet. No shit.

You people are amazing.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

bigfinger76 Re:porn (208 comments)

They tend to downgrade themselves rapidly, unfortunately. Tragic.

about 1 month ago


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