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President Eden (2427 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Gunboat musings
I have been playing a couple of gunboats lately and spectating a few more. None of these thoughts concern ongoing games, so I think this should be safe to post.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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ALL FRIDAYS MATTER
These "Black Friday" campaigners and their liberal tumblrfag supporters have got a nerve. How dare they say non-Black Friday's aren't important? I say ALL FRIDAYS MATTER.

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/11/24/white-nationalists-boycott-black-friday-claiming-fridays-matter/
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brainbomb (474 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Brainbombs fall classic EOG
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kanjk8 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
slip ring with high protection price
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President Eden (2427 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Automatic WebDiplomacy Poster for MANY +1s
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Neoma (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Where can I get a copy master degree?
We produce for all years master degree.
English Language replica novelty documents from all around the world.
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kanjk8 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Pull door handles Made in China

A: The NYLOK® BLUE® PATCH is the world leading self-locking product from NYLOK USA and introduced by TSLG. The tough, resilient blue nylon patch element is permanently bonded onto the threads of a fastener to create positive resistance to vibration and loosening when engaging with mating threads.
website:http://www.slidingdoorshardware.com/door-handles/
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Mercy (1662 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
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Hypothetical new scoring system
I had an idea for a new kind of scoring system and am interested in feedback.
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damo666 (82 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
GAME FOR POLITICAL PUPPETS ONLY
Game = POLITICAL PUPPETS ONLY-3; Minimum games finished 10; Minimum RR% 60%. PM for Password. Thanks.
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Neoma (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Diploma,give a chance for your future.
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Fluminator (496 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Net Neutrality
I don't understand how this is even a debate or how anyone could think removing it is a good idea. Anyone able to enlighten me?
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Companies bribe officials to remove it.
Durga (2658 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
I think it has something to do with greedy capitalist companies winning once again.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
22 Nov 17 UTC
Well the guy at the head of the FCC works for Verizon, so surprise surprise?
StevenC. (1047 D (B))
22 Nov 17 UTC
@bo_sox48

I don't think he has for years.
StevenC. (1047 D (B))
22 Nov 17 UTC
Also, yeah this is a huge blow to net neutrality.
Vallk (909 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Ajit Pai has clearly outlined his reasons why, check out what he has to say
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
22 Nov 17 UTC
On payroll? No, maybe not, but he's their man. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind where the loyalties of the corporate shills that hold public office lie, and I have absolutely no doubt why they hold those loyalties either. Legal bribes are a horrendous thing and every time an issue where corrupt views like his make their ways to the top while the views of the vast majority of people are stuck in the basement, I wonder how and why those practices became acceptable.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Bo they are especially prevalent in the democratically held California state legislature, the Los Angeles county supervisors and the council and mayor of the city of Los Angeles.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
22 Nov 17 UTC
In a competitive market where one ISP can promise free and open internet and not throttling certain sites, net neutrality wouldn’t be really necessary, though getting rid of it isn’t an inherent good. And a competitive market doesn’t exist which is the big reason for people’s worries about packaging and throttling the internet could actually be realistic if net neutrality dies.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
22 Nov 17 UTC
I’ve made some half-jokes with friends about starting up an ISP that advertises “free and open internet” as the big part of the business model after net neutrality dies.

The serious half is:
If an ISP with that sort of model is available to enough Americans, and is a legitimate alternative to pay for the whole thing each month without packaging, then it leads the pack until every other ISP realizes that that’s the best way to make their money so everyone keeps a de facto net neutrality. And it’d also make everyone involved rich as fuck.

The joke half is:
No one I know has nearly enough money to even begin putting this sort of company together.
leon1122 (175 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
The Internet was perfectly free from its inception all the way until 2014. Then the Obama introduced the 400-page net neutrality rules in 2015. Honestly, does anyone truly believe that Obama was interested in keeping the Internet free? Net neutrality has nothing to do with preserving internet freedom and everything to do with increasing bureaucracy.
Durga (2658 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
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I'm sorry what did you just say. Are you blaming this on Obama
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
22 Nov 17 UTC
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The 2015 decision was in response to the FCC’s 2014 attempts to allow ISP’s to throttle.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Also ISP’s have frequently actually tried to limit activity. It’s blatant misinformation to claim otherwise.

There are several juicy examples, such as, when it comes to discriminatory practices, in 2012 Netflix noticed Comcast had a policy of a video consumption cap that didn’t apply to its own Xfinity TV.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Lmao leon, you stay stupid shit all the time but usually at least you know the context of the stupid shit you're saying.
VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Corporations: You, O-Baby, mind making the internet not free so we can't make money
Obama: Yeah, uh, no, in fact let me pass laws stating you can't do that so everyone has equal access to the internet.
Leon: Why you gotta go infringe on my freedom like that, Obama?
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
The assertion that increasing bureaucracy is an end in itself for literally anyone is kind of hilarious.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Even better, the FCC has been preserving net neutrality LONG before 2015. You kind find countless complaints to the FCC against ISP’s for constantly attempting to violate the free internet principle from several years before Obama recommended the Title II reclassification as an easier means of codification for the net neutrality policy they were already maintaining. The uncompetitive ISP market is unhealthy and bad for internet users
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
23 Nov 17 UTC
Text "resist" to 50409 for a good time.
I have been trying to research this subject over the last couple of days and haven't come to a clear conclusion on it. I'm going to post my sparsely-sorted thoughts. I might not come to a clear point by the end of it, but hopefully my consideration of a couple key arguments will help others with theirs, and maybe y'all can help me too.


In theory, it is far easier to trust ISPs, which have to compete for business and don't have a monopoly on force, not to misuse their control over Internet access, than it is to trust a government agency, which is not responsive to the people and does have a monopoly on force, not to misuse their control over Internet access. In that sense, laws giving regulatory power to a government agency preventing ISPs from providing their services in a particular way is more likely to result in restricted Internet access and higher costs than not giving that agency those powers.

In practice, the utter lack of competition among ISPs in most areas of the United States sharply reduces the strength of this argument, since the primary incentive that should prevent ISPs from exerting their influence on the public's Internet access is competition...

It is true that the Internet existed as a "wild West," completely free, for the bulk of its existence with no net neutrality regulations. I find this to be a compelling argument and thus am very skeptical of fearmongering about "tiered access" or what have you, where your ISP will make you buy the Social Media Package or the Google-Amazon Package or the Sports Package or whatever. ISPs never did this before, so unless there were some compelling profit motive for them to start doing it now, why would they?
...but then, consider: Even though the Internet has expanded constantly since its inception, its userbase's time has become increasingly concentrated in smaller and more interconnected websites. Social media websites are the overwhelmingly prominent example of this. One of the major reasons ISPs would have had trouble with a "tiered access" program in the early 2000s is that outside of perhaps Google as a search engine, there were very few websites that were so ubiquitously used that ISPs could target them as the Internet equivalent of a "premium cable channel." Now, you could easily target Amazon, Google (which is more than just a search engine), Facebook, reddit, Twitter... the list goes on but only for a couple dozen sites, and you'd probably capture the significant majority of traffic in those couple dozen sites. The logistics would have been impossible in 2007, but are probably much more realistic in 2017.

Quite honestly, unless and until something is done to break up the oligopoly that is the American ISP market, I'm worried about the ramifications of repealing these regulations.
I do think the FCC claiming regulatory authority over the Internet as a utility is a joke, and that they need to go back to regulating radiowaves and stop LARPing as some arbiter of fairness in the realm of cable and Internet. In that sense I don't like the existing regulations, because I think they presume far too much about the FCC's job specifically and I think they are fundamentally cause for concern. But the correct order of operations here is first to break up the oligopoly of American ISPs and create real competition for consumers in the ISP market. THEN we absolutely should talk about getting the FCC out of its bogus self-claimed regulatory title... but *only* then.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
The more I look into the history of the regulation, the more instances I see of broadband discrimination or attempts thereof. AT&T apparently claimed that home networking (essentially using Wi-Fi in your home for multiple computers) was “theft of service,” and tried to restrict the use of Wi-Fi in general.

I agree with PE’s diagnosis, the market needs to become competitive.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Should the internet be regulated as a “common carrier” like telephone lines? If you answered “Yes”, you believe in net neutrality.

If it goes away, internet backbone ISPs will throttle everything they can to make a buck. It is practically impossible to start a company which can compete ON the existing infrastructure. You need to be as large as the AT&Ts or Verizons of the world to have a slim chance.

The internet needs to be treated like a public utility because the price gouging that will ensue will harm consumers.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Break up the oligarchy that is the ISP market? Haha. Who do you think wants to see the death of net neutrality??? They want to tighten their grip.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Jeff:

That’s why he said the oligarchy has to go before the regulations come down.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Three weeks to dismantle the oligarchy. ;)

Quick analogy: Have you ever known cable TV prices to go DOWN? That’s what will be immediately in store if net neutrality is killed.
Fluminator (496 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Interesting. I just found out Canada is keeping net neutrality anyway so America doing whatever will only indirectly effect us so I'm not as worried now.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
24 Nov 17 UTC
You trying to claim the FCC doesn’t have jurisdiction over Canada? The 51st state of the union?
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
24 Nov 17 UTC
Flum, each nation's internet doesn't exist independently of others'. Some content you like might be in the United States. A number of your ISPs run cable through the United States. In fact, as far as I know, the only cable in Canada that isn't run through the United States is one that goes to Greenland and it is notoriously terrible. A tech startup in Canada that needs to route its services through the United States might not be able to because of the changing laws. Besides, it's not as if the pressure to change things based on what the United States does doesn't exist in Canada and any changes among nations in international agreements such as NAFTA can easily get to Canada.

Hopefully you're right, though.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
24 Nov 17 UTC
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24 Nov 17 UTC
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
24 Nov 17 UTC
^

Monopolies in the US where over 50% of customers have only a single choice of internet provider, are a problem.


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kanjk8 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
SLT-High Speed Centrifugal Spray Dryer

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kanjk8 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
auto fuel filter media in stock
Dongguan Shenglian Filter Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has focused on all kinds of top quality filters for about 20 years. After several years hard work, we had made great achievement.
http://www.slfiltration.com/
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brainbomb (474 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Less Epic Story Time!
Lets try this again!
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President Eden (2427 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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I am really sick of seeing my people's holidays turned into commercial degeneracy.
I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. Celebrating them with my family is an absolute delight.
The mood gets utterly ruined when I see that "Black Friday Christmas sales" are beginning at 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving. It's not even Friday! And why does "Black Friday" even exist?
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
China Auto Lighting System for HONDA ODYSSEY
website:http://www.sporaxap.com/auto-parts-for-honda/body-parts-and-accessories-for-honda-odyssey/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Quality fiber laser optics

SOPO thanks for all of your trust and support, we will try our best to serve and support to you.Quality fiber laser optics
website:http://www.sopofiber.com/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Long Eye Relief Scout Scope manufacturers
Long Eye Relief Scout Scope manufacturers
website:http://www.spike-scopes.com/riflescope/long-eye-relief-scope/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Machine parts
The company spirit of "customer first, honesty first" principle, strive for with the best quality, service to every customer.
Sincere invitation to cooperate with you, common development, looking to the future!Machine parts
website:http://www.sp-oem.net/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
House Heating Heat Pump
The smart touch screen controller is very easy to read and understand, all the running state and sensor date can be seen by easy operation.House Heating Heat Pump
website:http://www.speedy-energy.com/heat-pump/house-heating-heat-pump/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Portable Spectrum Analyzer
website:http://www.spectro-analyzers.com/handheld-spectrometer/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
wood usb drive box manufacturers
Please be free to wholesale the fist class products with our company - a professional manufacturer and supplier in this field.wood usb drive box manufacturers
website:http://www.southern-technology.com/usb-drive/wood-usb-drive/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
China Electric Minibus Air Conditioner

website:http://www.songzac.com/new-energy-bus-air-conditioning/electric-minibus-air-conditioning/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
stainless steel angle factory
Should you are interested in our products, take action to buy or wholesale the quality polished 304/316 stainless steel angle for sale in stock from our factory. Shaanxi Rehi, as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers in China, has various sizes of products with competitive price at your choice.stainless steel angle factory
website:http://www.songalloy.com/stainless-steel-bar/stainless-steel-angle-bar/
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
single spiral cooking plate
Our product is delivered to more than 40 countries and regions, mainly in North America and Europe. Currently we are exploring the Middle-east, south-east Asia and Africa market. We welcome any new business partners to join us and look forward to cooperating with you for mutual benefits in the future.single spiral cooking plate
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone
-Valis
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WyattS14 (44 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
An idea for a better version of the movie Passengers.
We're talking horror and moral dilemma, read below (Spoilers!)
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
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The best thing about HeroQuest
Is this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A
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brainbomb (474 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
Inspirational Females
Here is a thread to post inspirational stories about women who have positively impacted your life.
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brainbomb (474 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Epic Forum Story Time
Rules, each person add a word. We create a giant story. So for example I say: Jim. The next person says Jim was. The next person says Jim was Old.
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