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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

poetmatt Re:In other words. (127 comments)

Actually, this is very intentional. This means that there is no way to have net neutrality at all until probably 2018 or later, because we can't even begin lawsuits to confirm how it should work/how it exists until after the FCC even tries.

This confirms that wheeler has been in the pocket of vested interests the entire time.

about two weeks ago
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Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals

poetmatt Re:Simple fix (158 comments)

No.

Most manufacturing is in China because it's one of the only places people do it anymore. Low margin items are simply not commonly manufactured in the US and haven't been for probably 30 years.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

poetmatt Re:nope (200 comments)

clarification: prioritization conflates latency with bandwidth. Right now a lack of bandwidth is the most prominent reason for increased latency.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

poetmatt Re:nope (200 comments)

The entire post was bad. Voice isn't even latency sensitive and the reason for prioritizing as an ISP is because of how shitty they are doing in managing their bandwidth, aka deliberately creating a lack of. If things aren't being saturated, there shouldn't be a need for prioritization at all.

Is there a need for compression and optimization? Absolutely.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Shares Most, But Not All, Bugs It Finds

poetmatt Re:To what Standard? (170 comments)

Economics involving internet business is not and has never been zero sum. Please don't ever post here.

about two weeks ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

poetmatt No (388 comments)

Not quite.

We'll get it right when we stop using shit voting machine companies that happen to do a shit job. It's not like diebold was ever known for quality at any time in their existence, for example.

about two weeks ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:Not a feminist issue. (571 comments)

It's not a troll. You might not agree with everything people say. Your optional response is more speech. That's life, man. Deal with it. That's not a troll, that's explicit fact. My method of conveying it is not polite because I don't see a need to be.

My"sally" was pointing out what you said was wrong. While my definition wasn't perfect either, it was worth pointing out that it was incorrect. Sorry your feelings are so precious that nobody can dare point out that you're wrong. Oh well, we'll have to chalk that up to problems other than free speech....I have no polite or friendly term to call it, but I assure you all of them are negative.

You might want to read popehat's article today, because it sums up a lot of the feminism stuff that you posted wrongly.

about a month ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (571 comments)

That's simple free speech. Feminism has the same common goal it always has, and people having differing opinions is simply what makes that up. You get a spectrum, not a single viewpoint unless it is a single person view. Feminism is not a 1 person movement, ergo. The only response to speech is speech, and criticizing other people's speech tends to open you up to the same.

This is like criticizing that two people who are are both declared $view, whether that is pro feminism or democrat or geek, are wrong because their opinions disagree, simply because they both still support something - such as equality, or freedom, or being anti-gaming corruption.

You couldn't be more wrong in your understanding because you basically created a strawman and pointed to it. I suggest you read as below.

http://www.popehat.com/2014/10...

about a month ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:Not a feminist issue. (571 comments)

Among the healthy and mature, there's no right "not to be offended"; not for men, and not for women. There is 100% equality here.

That is not the equality which feminism is about. Being able to be offended is free speech and has nothing to do with feminism at all. In fact, being offended may be completely false or completely legitimate and none of that is relevant to anything

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

poetmatt Re:Alternatives? Same problem.. (572 comments)

There is no part of "right" here, and is 100% wrong. You don't combat counterfeit items by destroying them, that doesn't do anything. You build a better product and accept that counterfeit exists because you aren't serving some part of the market. Serve that part, or deal with that the market has routed around your shortcomings via counterfeits.

about a month ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

poetmatt Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (571 comments)

Feminist blogger? What does that even mean? You're defining something in a way that cannot possibly be correct, because you imply feminist bloggers are women. Your entire concept of "feminist blogger" is wrong. First: There are men who also push for women to have equal rights too.
Second: you've got it backwards. Most of the SJW's are men who say that they're being oppressed by "feminists", or women who push for equality.

Feminism becomes obsolete when women and men are treated equally and with equal privilege, something you very clearly do not understand.

about a month ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

poetmatt Re:All the more reason to get an antenna. (126 comments)

Why pay for TV when you can download the shows you care about?

TV is so terrible at catering to people who only want to pay for what they want to see, so you may as well get it when you want how you want - because they refuse to provide that.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

poetmatt Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

Which is why they went from above the federal minimum of 3 seconds, to exactly the federal minimum and thus below said minimu. This has happened repeatedly.

about a month ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

poetmatt Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (294 comments)

Look at the existing franchise laws and how they are being used. It's not really a question that bribes are occurring, it's what lobbying is by it's very definition.

about a month ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

poetmatt Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

Absolutely. You know why? Efficient taxation should result in more tax money coming in. If they can't do so, that's a fault of putting out inefficient taxes.

about a month ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

poetmatt Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (406 comments)

You know how everything you said is 100% false?

When the captain says "brace for impact", if someone is deaf and on their phones? How much of a difference is it going to make? Zero. Now apply the same to people who can hear, and guess what? Same impact.

about a month ago
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Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages

poetmatt Re:Oh hey, consumers! (191 comments)

Be reasonable. It may have been *sys.

about a month and a half ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

poetmatt Re:Nope (364 comments)

This requires people to install the app. That's a failure right there on many levels.
Not only that, but it cannot tell if you are the driver or the passenger. That's failure #2.

Then you get to the fact that this could stop you from making emergency calls. That's questionable and teeters in the "is this even legal?" quesiton range.

It is not just the implementation - the very concept of "if vehicle is moving you cannot use your phone" will ALWAYS be wrong whether it can figure out you are a passenger or not, if the decision is implemented via software.

about 2 months ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

poetmatt Nope (364 comments)

It should be the District attorney that is disabled (or never quoted ever again). She is an idiot, because software like the interlock concept doesn't exist on a phone.

Part of the problem is user education and part of it is that an attorney who has no understanding of technology who simply wants to create more business via litigation.

Who the fuck is Kathleen Rice and why should any of us give a shit? Answer: we shouldn't.

about 2 months ago

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ACTA and SOPA make a return via TAFTA

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  about 2 years ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Techdirt notes that a new trade agreement is being released which will reintroduce the same IP maximalist issues from ACTA, SOPA and TPP previously, this time named TAFTA.

FTA: "More details are starting to come out as the main EU negotiator for ACTA, Karel de Gucht, came to DC to see about getting things kicked off, on an agreement that's being called TAFTA — the Trans Atlantic "Free Trade" Agreement. Of course, instead of recognizing the lessons from previous failed efforts to push for broken maximalist policies, it appears that the plan is to try, try again."

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Supposed Android Malware is a wild guess, says "researcher"

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Courtesy of the link at Muktware, self proclaimed Microsoft researcher Terry Zink admits that it was a wild guess that the emails claiming to be sent from android might not actually be sent from Android devices.

Sophos also acknowledged that their wild guess is not necessarily accurate either, in a half apology half denial not dissimilar to O'Reily's half apology for misstatements, ending in saying "the evidence suggests it is Android malware and there isn't a good reason to think that pretending it is from Yahoo! via Android devices is of any benefit to the spammers." with no actual proof."

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Verizon gives the finger to prospective customers

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

As a current Verizon customer, in reading about Verizon unveiling their new shared plans hopefully people will be able to reasonably identify just how much so these plans aren't worth their time. The Verge already has a writeup highlighting just how these plans are fairly hostile to anyone currently on Verizon. Considering that getting a new phone on subsidy will require that you're switched to these plans (and thus pay even more money than currently), how would they even expect someone would want to consider such an atrocity?

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