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Current TV Shows / Re: Agents of SHIELD
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:49:18 PM »
God damn they caught me off guard with that last scene. Can't wait for the next episode.

Everyone is concentrating on The X-Men and Fantastic Four banner and don't even realize that Mulder and Scully can now show up in Kingdom Hearts.

General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:05:20 PM »

Weinstein's convinced Jackson to blacklist Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd by telling him they were difficult to work with.

General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:21:05 PM »

Apparently the late great Patty Duke supported the repeal.

General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:25:42 AM »
Oh this may very well fuck you guys too because you only have two hardwire connections to the world wide web. One that I believe goes through Greenland and one that goes through the US.

ICT / Re: Link (Zelda Whatever) vs Dante (Devil May Cry)
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:44 PM »
What do you mean by that? Majora's mask is canon. All Zelda games are canon with a few exceptions.

Debate / Re: Will Roy Moore win the Alabama senate seat?
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:00:41 PM »
So did he wait for God to declare Trump as president?


Since the X-Men are currently in the 80s just have them use phoenix do a no more mutants that removed the mutants in the 80s the just reverse it in modern times. Then just have all the characters poof back in to existence now. Then you don't even have to change actors and the current reboot will just get intergrated into the MCU.

General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:06:23 PM »
Lurker covered a lot of what I was going to say. There is basically two parts of the bandwidth problems. 1 you got ISPs selling people data packages they can't handle. Just to make it simple say there is 6 people in a apartment and Comcast sells them all 20mbps packages but the infrastructure they have in the apartment can only handle 100mbps total. Is it netflix's fault the network can't handle everyone in the apartment streaming at the same time? Shouldn't it be on Comcast for promising numbers they can't handle?

But there is an even shadier problem with bandwidth. Comcast wants to be able to give the same apartment 200mbps bandwidth but then allocate 100 of that only for their products. So now you still have the first problem but it's artificial because Comcast wants you to pay for their streampix over Netflix.

General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »
Oh and to respond to this

Also, won’t repealing net neutrality promote competition and differential pricing among ISPs, who currently have near-monopolies? Countries like the UK don’t have net neutrality, how are they daring?

No because Net Neutrality doesn't actually regulate pricing. At least not in a way that you can't have a tier pricing system. The most important part is that it forces ISPs to treat all data being transferred the same. So Netflix is treated the same as Hulu, which is treated the same as online game play, which is treated the same as Facebook. I know it sounds like these things should be treated differently but a kilobyte of data is the same no matter where it comes from. ISPs can still have different speeds tiers. So they can have a 25 mbps package or a 100 mbps package they just have to treat all data going over those connections equally.

Also ISPs is a business where its almost impossible to have any real competition once someone moves in. The first person in a town usually has control over the infrastructure which gives them a huge advantage. Then other ISPs have to either build their own, work with the other ISPs to use the infrastructure, or find a different way to work around it. I have a friend who has an ISP start up in nearby city basically using a large wireless network, He had a contract with a sports arena until recently when Service Electric called the arena up and complained they were never allowed to bid. The arena then called him and told him they were cancelling his service because Service Electric is basically threatened to stop airing the sport events from the arena. This may very well be a violation of net neutrality rules but now that doesn't really matter.

General Chat / Re: The repeal of net neutrality coming?
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:19:55 PM »
Because just prior to the net neutrality regulations companies already started with their bullshit and tricks.

Comcast for example was artificially throttling Netflix for no reason other than the fact they were pushing their own streaming service and wanted to double dip on payments from both the consumer and from the content provider. They made the argument that because a significant amount of traffic was coming form netflix they should also have to pay comcast. This is basically like UPS telling Amazon both Amazon and the customer has to pay for shipping.

Another example was AT&T blocking facetime unless customers pay for a completely separate data outside of their normal one just for that function just because a lot of people used facetime.

Comcast blocking bittorrent which violated net neutrality rules.

Comcast putting data caps on all services outside of their own streaming service.

There was a case where a smaller ISP blocked Vonage because they also offered phone lines and they didn't like the idea of their internet service being used for a competing product.

My next example illustrate what would be a violation of net neutrality rules if it was an ISP. AT&T blocked an abortion group from taking donation via text message. Under net neutrality rules ISP would never be able to block donations for anything but since this was through Verizons cellular network it wasn't beholden to NN rules.

People will make the argument that it gives government control over the internet. When they first released the actual rules I read all 400 pages and maybe I missed some crafty legal jargon but from what I read it doesn't give the government anymore control over the internet than murder laws give the government control over living.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Marvel Studios News
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:05:28 PM »
He could be mad about it without being mad at Reed which is basically their dynamic for most of their post accident relationship.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Marvel Studios News
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:49:51 PM »
Yeah but thats not the same thing though. You can have both of those elements without Ben getting mad at Reed for that initial origin conflict.

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