VectorLinux
August 19, 2014, 10:30:46 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Net Neutrality takes another hit in the US  (Read 3096 times)
easuter
Global Moderator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 2160



« on: July 07, 2007, 01:30:30 am »

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2193214/ftc-abandons-net-neutrality

Quote
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to abandon net neutrality and allow telecoms companies to charge websites for access.

.....

This means that the organisation will not stand in the way of companies using differential pricing to make sure that some websites can be viewed more quickly than others.

I can't beleive that just happened!! How dumbs are they?  Angry
Hopefully that won't be happening anytime soon in Europe....
Logged

rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 06:42:18 am »

Quote
I can't beleive that just happened!! How dumbs are they?

well, they are just liberals, oh... wait you are rigth, two words for the same thing  Tongue.
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
tomh38
Vectorian
****
Posts: 913



« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 07:14:53 am »

Yeah, this decision by the FTC really sucks ... but what matters more is what Congress ends up doing.  Right now things are still up in the air somewhat, though they don't look good.  Even if a bill gets signed into law on one side or the other of this issue, such a law will almost certainly be challenged in the courts, and probably go all the way to the Supreme Court.  I see a long, drawn-out fight over this.
Logged

"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." - Linus Torvalds, April 1991
Triarius Fidelis
Vecteloper
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2399


Domine, exaudi vocem meam


WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 08:23:09 am »

Quote
I can't beleive that just happened!! How dumbs are they?

well, they are just liberals, oh... wait you are rigth, two words for the same thing  Tongue.

Clarification: rbistolfi probably meant 'neo-liberal'.
Logged

"Leatherface, you BITCH! Ho Chi Minh, hah hah hah!"

Formerly known as "Epic Fail Guy" and "Döden" in recent months
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 09:19:55 am »

Yes, of course... and I am talking about the FTC guys, to make it more clear
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Triarius Fidelis
Vecteloper
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2399


Domine, exaudi vocem meam


WWW
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 09:43:35 am »

LOL, 'liberal' has a completely opposite meaning in America.
Logged

"Leatherface, you BITCH! Ho Chi Minh, hah hah hah!"

Formerly known as "Epic Fail Guy" and "Döden" in recent months
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 10:35:30 am »

oh, you are rigth  Cheesy There is no meaning like "liberal" as in Adam Smith? LOL I see, you use it as the opposite of "old-conservator-nazi-guy/woman", so Mr. Burns is not "liberal", rigth? and I used to have some liberal girlfriends?, LOL
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Triarius Fidelis
Vecteloper
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2399


Domine, exaudi vocem meam


WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 10:51:40 am »

oh, you are rigth  Cheesy There is no meaning like "liberal" as in Adam Smith? LOL I see, you use it as the opposite of "old-conservator-nazi-guy/woman", so Mr. Burns is not "liberal", rigth? and I used to have some liberal girlfriends?, LOL

You had a neo-liberal girlfriend. So you dated Ann Coulter I suppose.



Bleh...
Logged

"Leatherface, you BITCH! Ho Chi Minh, hah hah hah!"

Formerly known as "Epic Fail Guy" and "Döden" in recent months
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 11:02:15 am »

She looks better at cnn...
I really never dated a neo-liberal girl, they dont like me... And I guess I could do it, just no talks after dinner...
My girl is center-left, btw (me too, but sometimes full left, if I watch the news to much  Grin)

EDIT: no, I saw a recent photo, she looks exactly like that...a true snapshot of a neo-liberal soul  Cheesy
« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 11:06:46 am by rbistolfi » Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Triarius Fidelis
Vecteloper
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2399


Domine, exaudi vocem meam


WWW
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 11:33:52 am »

EDIT: no, I saw a recent photo, she looks exactly like that

I remember I saw someone's blog who checked the referrer entries in his log and saw that many people searched for ann coulter + [various vulgar terms associated with pornography].

I really can't imagine that. There's almost no flesh on her, maybe only little bits of rotten meat left over after she became a soulless Lich Empress.

And DrGrov can certainly testify that I know where to find better pictures of women...lol
Logged

"Leatherface, you BITCH! Ho Chi Minh, hah hah hah!"

Formerly known as "Epic Fail Guy" and "Döden" in recent months
incognu
Packager
Vectorite
****
Posts: 256



WWW
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2007, 04:24:21 am »

Aack, my stomach's starting to feel sick  ...

Yeah, this is bad news, but that doesn't surprise me any more.  And it would probably have some negative impact globally, both because of the amount of traffic from the US, and because of the many sites hosted in the US.  Just thinking of free software ... how many projects can afford to pay bribe telecoms to provide fair bandwidth, on top of what they're already paying? 

Oddly enough, I've found some articles about Microsoft (!!!) pushing for net neutrality.
Logged

Vector Linux 6.0 Light
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 05:25:52 am »

I agree, incognu. You should start to host your pages in southamerica. You can have a dedicated server here for ARG$ 160 = US$ 42 per month, as far I know, the half of american costs.
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Triarius Fidelis
Vecteloper
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2399


Domine, exaudi vocem meam


WWW
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 05:27:50 am »

How is the bandwidth there, rbistolfi? In some instances I can get faster downloads from overseas...  Shocked
Logged

"Leatherface, you BITCH! Ho Chi Minh, hah hah hah!"

Formerly known as "Epic Fail Guy" and "Döden" in recent months
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2281


« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 05:45:57 am »

he, wait... looks like the prices are higher now, I found this one for us$ 60:
http://www.domaingurus.com/dedicated-servers/linux-dedicated-servers.html
Is hard to find bandwidth info, but I think the usual here is 2800gb per month. I advise to chose argentinian or similar mirrors, is a long trip, but the linux demand is low.
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!