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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

fightinfilipino Re:Can you hear me now? (72 comments)

Ernestine, is that you?

Maybe the perfect person to point out this absurdity to Congress would be that Technician in background.....Al Franken. Too bad he hasn't gone on to a position of any prominence.

a Senator who might actually do good for the general public for once and not solely for a limited cadre of corporations? no, there's no way someone like that won't make it far in DC!

2 hours ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

fightinfilipino Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

He dismissed the comment because that was very much justified. You are a misguided moron that thinks crying wolf will do anything but cause people to ignore your crusade. Characterizing trifling slights will impress no one except your own cabal and only marginalize the entire issue.

It will be seen as the domain of completely irrational KOOKS such as yourself.

awesome. no counterargument, so you just resort to insults instead. you know why ad hominem is considered a debating fallacy, right?

i also noticed that my comment that started all of this got modded down as flamebait. huh. well, good luck figuring out why sexual harassment and gender inequities continue to happen in science. i'm gonna go watch some Neil DeGrasse Tyson some more, cause he seems to get it more than anyone here.

5 days ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

fightinfilipino Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

good. dismiss the comment with an insult rather than tackle the underlying issue. methinks you should return to Tumblr or Reddit or whereever it is you learned basic internet.

this is not new. comments about how a person looks, or comments about how men and women "think differently", are in fact sexual harassment. it's not just opinion, it's scientifically observed and recorded fact. such comments are used daily to continue the kind of harassment that goes on in scientific fields.

but ok, that's a "Tumblr" position so obviously you win. sorry, for a second i thought I was on Slashdot, where rational and well thought out argument was the baseline.

about a week ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

fightinfilipino Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

"jokes about physical beauty and cognitive sex differences"

It's so hard to take these reports seriously when they include the most trifling transgressions along with the truly egregious ones.

http://www.hackcanada.com/canadian/zines/spacemoose/polisci.gif

it's hard to take such posts seriously when they fail to recognize that "trifling transgressions" are actually terrible in their own right. comments about physical beauty and cognitive differences are part of the power play that IS sexual harassment. it is wrong and it has to stop.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

fightinfilipino Headline should be modded as Flamebait (749 comments)

i fully agree with the troubling implications that the U.S. can subpoena any information regardless of where it physically resides in the world, but the headline is woefully inaccurate. i thought this was Slashdot, not BuzzFeed. very disappointed here.

about a week ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

fightinfilipino Re:Government ISP? (347 comments)

trying to pass off a black and white binary as the only possible solutions speaks of incredible naiveté!

Naiveté is repeatedly trying the same thing, getting the same result again and again, only to expect that this time things will be different. Again, learn some history, because you clearly haven't learned any if you think that doing the same thing again and again will somehow magically lead to different results.

i'm sorry, i must have missed the part where you proposed a unique and never-before-tried solution. before it just sounded like you wanted to let the corporations sort it out without regulation in the "free" market. yeah, that certainly hasn't been done before, to no malicious effect against regular people whatsoever.

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

fightinfilipino Re:Government ISP? (347 comments)

Take a few years out of your life and learn some god damned history.

i've been around a while. watched various corporations dump all over people in terms of pay, pollution, discrimination, gentrification, and most recently, cutting up the internet into fiefdoms and, just recently, demanding that people pay twice for the same connection. so you'll understand when i say, an unregulated free market doesn't work. it ultimately boils down to how many people can make as much money as they can in as little time as they can and damn the consequences to others.

reducing government ability to regulate only allows corporates like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, BP, Walmart, McDonalds, Monsanto, et al. to destroy ordinary people just to make a buck. excuse me if i don't put much faith in such companies to miraculously realize that they can treat people well without regulations or laws to tell them as such. if history has shown us anything, they DON'T.

the answer isn't just government regulation. it's also getting the populace to work with government and to vote jokers out when government also overreaches. in this case, we don't have enough people telling government to tell the corps to knock it off. and people can't tell the corps to knock it off directly because they've created a situation that is not a competitive "free" market where people can choose with their dollars.

the answer is not a binary "all government or no government." it. is. a. BALANCE. of the two.

if you're claiming that i haven't the years of experience in this, i would turn that around on you. trying to pass off a black and white binary as the only possible solutions speaks of incredible naiveté!

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

fightinfilipino Re:Government ISP? (347 comments)

do you have ANY solution that will stop these lobbyists from undermining actual competition? this is where government CAN step in, to stop these shenanigans and enforce an equitable, competitor-filled marketplace.

Are you listening to yourself, at all? ...the government has already stepped in, or else you wouldn't have a problem with the lobbyists. You do understand who lobbyists lobby, right?

you mean the same lobbyists employed by the very telcos trying to influence lawmakers? yes, i'm fully aware. what i am arguing is that we take a stand, make our "representatives" in Washington actually do that for once, and stop the corporations from trying to screw us all over. THAT is the point. your solution appears to be "let's just place our trust in the free market!" that doesn't work. you understand who pays the lobbyists, right? .

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

fightinfilipino Re:Government ISP? (347 comments)

Stop trying to make rules for how the Internet works.

but this is precisely what the corporate lobbyists are doing. do you have ANY solution that will stop these lobbyists from undermining actual competition? this is where government CAN step in, to stop these shenanigans and enforce an equitable, competitor-filled marketplace. otherwise, an unregulated "free" market quickly becomes anything but, full of Comcast-esque fiefdoms.

about a month and a half ago
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Goodbye, Ctrl-S

fightinfilipino Re:IDE autocommit? (521 comments)

Why would anyone want to autocommit possibly broken code?

the mere thought of it makes my Heart Bleed.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Votes To Consider Next Round of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

fightinfilipino The problem is having Lobbyists at the wheel (182 comments)

Sign and share this petition.

let the White House and politicians of any party know that this is not acceptable. we need ACTUAL Net Neutrality. the ISPs and Cable/Telcos have had their free ride and now they want to take advantage of everyone. this cannot continue!

about 2 months ago
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Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

fightinfilipino Lobbyists are a HUGE part of the problem (227 comments)

having lobbyists in government regulatory bodies HAS to stop

sign this and share it: http://wh.gov/lwhr8

Tom Wheeler and his ilk have empowered too much Telco/Cableco monopoly control and done nothing to help regular people

about 3 months ago
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How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

fightinfilipino Re:Do the Obamites still believe in online petitio (217 comments)

"Obamites"? really?

the petitions help in that the Administration necessarily responds to any petition that reaches the the threshhold. that means that they are forced to go on the record with a response that alone is enough to stir action out of inaction. even if the current Administration does not agree with the goal of a petition, the American people will know that position rather than having it swept under a rug, and can vote accordingly.

about 3 months ago
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New White House Petition For Net Neutrality

fightinfilipino Petitions need to be more specific (248 comments)

i've signed on to the one linked in the article, but that petition lacks specifics. for example, one of the biggest problems is having a former CTIA lobbyist as the chairman of the FCC. that has to end.

sign this petition if you agree: http://wh.gov/lwhr8

yes, the usefulness of these petitions are questionnable. but if enough *voters* make a fuss, people notice. cynicism and total inaction never changes anything.

about 3 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

fightinfilipino Re:Restore Common Carrier (410 comments)

as little as i think this will help, i've already got a new petition covered: http://wh.gov/lwhr8 please link and share widely!

about 3 months ago

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