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(Slate)   In news that will surely shock you, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission apparently has no clue on how the Internet really works. Surprise surprise surprise   (slate.com) divider line 27
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2013-05-01 08:28:38 AM  
Someone run out to Home Depot, go to the plumbing section and just start grabbing things. We'll get him a demonstration that'll clear it up.

...anyone got a truck?
 
2013-05-01 09:04:20 AM  
Yes, taking down a blog that is probably archived somewhere is exactly the same as having no clue how the Internet works.
 
2013-05-01 09:49:28 AM  
When I read the harrowing tale of how he disagreed about the AT&T / T-Mobile merger my stomach turned. I tried to read on about how he was against SOPA but I had already vomited too much and was just producing stomach bile at that point. Truly, a disgusting, shocking, in-depth, useful, pertinent, pulitzer-worthy read.
 
2013-05-01 09:50:04 AM  

Sybarite: Yes, taking down a blog that is probably archived somewhere is exactly the same as having no clue how the Internet works.


Hey, if you can't stun them with substance, baffle them with bullshiat.

Bad article, bad headline.
 
2013-05-01 10:00:41 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Someone run out to Home Depot, go to the plumbing section and just start grabbing things. We'll get him a demonstration that'll clear it up.

...anyone got a truck?


No but I can deliver kittens and a compressed air gun to fire them down the tubes.

Someone run off captions we can stick on them.
 
2013-05-01 10:09:16 AM  
I'm not shocked. And don't call me Shirley.
 
2013-05-01 10:09:58 AM  

Sybarite: Yes, taking down a blog that is probably archived somewhere is exactly the same as having no clue how the Internet works.


Don't you GET IT, sheep? It's another CONSPIRACY!! The Obamabots are stealing the WHOLE WORLD!!
Wake Up!!
 
2013-05-01 10:10:13 AM  
I'm more worried about the fact that his past job experiences include being the president of the NCTA and the CEO of the CTIA.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/new-fcc-chairman-is-forme r- lobbyist-for-cable-and-wireless-industries/

This does not bode well for the future of competition in the US telecommunications industry.
 
2013-05-01 10:30:20 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-05-01 10:37:59 AM  
I think the fact he registered his personal blog domain with a .net is a bigger issue than deleting a blog at some point in the past year...

/I know it's not "law" any more, but it's still "improper" to use the .net in that case...
//yeah, I'm a stickler for archaic obsolete internet regulation/courtesy...
///still a complete non-issue which has no relevance on his qualifications
 
2013-05-01 10:56:46 AM  

Zaltec: /I know it's not "law" any more, but it's still "improper" to use the .net in that case...


It was never "law", and .net isn't even mentioned in IETF RFC 920.
 
2013-05-01 11:03:45 AM  

Sybarite: Yes, taking down a blog that is probably archived somewhere is exactly the same as having no clue how the Internet works.


Not only that but he registered hos domain with a .net. and only non techy maroons do that
 
2013-05-01 11:15:18 AM  

Zaltec: I think the fact he registered his personal blog domain with a .net is a bigger issue than deleting a blog at some point in the past year...

/I know it's not "law" any more, but it's still "improper" to use the .net in that case...
//yeah, I'm a stickler for archaic obsolete internet regulation/courtesy...
///still a complete non-issue which has no relevance on his qualifications


If it's a .com, it's a business and thus, completely untrustworthy.

/first year college english
//last year
 
2013-05-01 11:15:39 AM  

Theaetetus: It was never "law", and .net isn't even mentioned in IETF RFC 920.


No, but it was in RFC 1032, which was the 1987 addition to RFC 920. Either way I know it was never enforced, which is why I used "law" in those bunny-ear thingies...
 
2013-05-01 11:23:01 AM  

Zaltec: which is why I used "law" in those bunny-ear thingies...


www.thatcutesite.com
 
2013-05-01 11:33:43 AM  
So he deleted his personal blog he stopped updating last year. So what? That's not the problem. THIS is the motherfarking problem:


As Politico reports, Obama will likely nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and bundler for the Obama campaign, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

Putting people in positions of power because they raised money for your campaign.... That's what an actual problem looks like.
 
2013-05-01 11:51:54 AM  
"Correction, May 1, 2013: This item originally said that someone had deleted Wheeler's blog. However, while the blog is inaccessible at http://mobilemusings.net/, it is still accessible at http://www.mobilemusings.net. The original erroneous post is below."

Sounds like Slate needs to hire some people who actually know how the internet works.
 
2013-05-01 12:04:59 PM  
IT'S A SERIES OF TUBES.
 
2013-05-01 12:19:18 PM  
It's a box right? Without wires, cause the Internet is wireless
 
2013-05-01 12:30:09 PM  
Zul

IT'S A SERIES OF TUBES.

done...
 
2013-05-01 12:32:22 PM  
lonelocust.com
 
2013-05-01 04:06:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: So he deleted his personal blog he stopped updating last year. So what? That's not the problem. THIS is the motherfarking problem:


As Politico reports, Obama will likely nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and bundler for the Obama campaign, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

Putting people in positions of power because they raised money for your campaign.... That's what an actual problem looks like.


That's leaving aside his former job as a lobbyist for the cable television and cellular phone providers. He was also a past president of the National Cable Television Association.

You can see how he would have the best interests of the average consumer at heart.
 
2013-05-01 04:18:23 PM  
In news that will surely shock you, the Fark headline for this article does not actually match the contents of the article.
 
2013-05-01 04:24:44 PM  
I did see an article this morning where he supported net neutrality and major changes in the regulation of frequency space. The T-Mobile thing bothered me, though. He also seemed to think that paywalls were stupid.

I guess we'll see.
 
2013-05-01 06:06:23 PM  
Goddammit, Obama, stop being a corporatist dickbag! I like your social policies and think you're doing a fairly decent job, but giveaways to insurance companies, failing to prosecute Wall Street, and now an appointment like this to one of the very few government agencies that still sided with the consumer part of the time?

Is there nobody in politics any more who will stand up to the plutocratic oligopoly we have in this country? Decentralization, reduced barriers to entry, diversification of market capital, and expanded consumer choice will do more for the economic health of this country than any number of tax cuts or government grants. Any FCC chair should come in ready to reform copyright, reduce media concentration, improve and expand internet service, and do SOMETHING about the farking cell phone industry if he wants me to support him. This guy sounds like another corporate toolbag who's going to do the exact opposite in all of these areas.
 
2013-05-01 06:43:27 PM  

BullBearMS: mongbiohazard: So he deleted his personal blog he stopped updating last year. So what? That's not the problem. THIS is the motherfarking problem:


As Politico reports, Obama will likely nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and bundler for the Obama campaign, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

Putting people in positions of power because they raised money for your campaign.... That's what an actual problem looks like.

That's leaving aside his former job as a lobbyist for the cable television and cellular phone providers. He was also a past president of the National Cable Television Association.

You can see how he would have the best interests of the average consumer at heart.


Exactly. He's the LAST person I'd want as head of the FCC.
 
2013-05-01 11:54:27 PM  

phyrkrakr: Goddammit, Obama, stop being a corporatist dickbag! I like your social policies and think you're doing a fairly decent job, but giveaways to insurance companies, failing to prosecute Wall Street, and now an appointment like this to one of the very few government agencies that still sided with the consumer part of the time?

Is there nobody in politics any more who will stand up to the plutocratic oligopoly we have in this country? Decentralization, reduced barriers to entry, diversification of market capital, and expanded consumer choice will do more for the economic health of this country than any number of tax cuts or government grants. Any FCC chair should come in ready to reform copyright, reduce media concentration, improve and expand internet service, and do SOMETHING about the farking cell phone industry if he wants me to support him. This guy sounds like another corporate toolbag who's going to do the exact opposite in all of these areas.


But he's getting a black guy for SoT. So you know. Diversity.
 
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