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(Some Guy)   Last day to submit comment on the FCC's Pay to Play Internet proposal. Click here to support net neutrality. Plus bonus John Oliver explains why this matters   (battleforthenet.com) divider line 49
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2014-07-15 12:41:39 PM  
No.
Don't Care.
Meh.
 
2014-07-15 12:42:28 PM  
Done
 
2014-07-15 12:43:20 PM  

ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.


static.comicvine.com
 
2014-07-15 12:45:04 PM  
Oh, OK...this is relevant to my inter...Demand Progress and Fight for the Future will contact you about future campaigns....

:/
 
2014-07-15 12:45:33 PM  
We can comment and biatch and moan all we want.  We can let our representatives know exactly how we feel about it.  We can keep repeating over and over again the fact that an overwhelming majority of America is against doing what the ISPs are proposing.

We are still left with the slim hope and complete lack of optimism that they will actually listen to us.  In the end, money talks (as per SCOTUS Citizens United decision confirming that).
 
2014-07-15 12:45:54 PM  
I'm not a dingo.
 
2014-07-15 12:47:06 PM  

ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.


...and when they day comes that you do care, it will be too late and you'll be here whining and biatching.  Kind of amazed at how lazy you (and some others) really are - can't spare a couple clicks to support net neutrality, but have all kind of time refreshing the main page of Fark looking for that Boobies. Pathetic.
 
2014-07-15 12:48:03 PM  
Don't give out your personal information to some info scammers.

http://www.fcc.gov/comments
 
2014-07-15 12:48:19 PM  

Shadowknight: In the end, money talks


yep
 
2014-07-15 12:48:52 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Don't give out your personal information to some info scammers.

http://www.fcc.gov/comments


Quoted from the FCC site:

NOTE: The filing you are making is a public filing. Any information that you submit will be available to the general public.

Oops.
 
2014-07-15 12:48:53 PM  

sharphead: ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.

...and when they day comes that you do care, it will be too late and you'll be here whining and biatching.  Kind of amazed at how lazy you (and some others) really are - can't spare a couple clicks to support net neutrality, but have all kind of time refreshing the main page of Fark looking for that Boobies. Pathetic.


There haven't been boobies on the Main Page for years.
 
2014-07-15 12:49:06 PM  
The elder geeks survived for years on porn at
 
2014-07-15 12:50:20 PM  
And when it does pass, someone will take a shot at the FCC for it.

Literally and figuratively.
 
2014-07-15 12:50:50 PM  

ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.


What hero! Boldly laying down to be raped while others struggle and attempt to defend themselves. You are truly a hero to us all.
 
2014-07-15 12:51:48 PM  
But, I saw something published by either Verizon or AT&T and promoted by Americans for Prosperity that said net neutrality is just Obama's shenanigans in a government takeover of the Internet.  And hell, if you can't believe corporate citizens these days, who can you trust??
 
2014-07-15 12:52:25 PM  
I just don't get how you could NOT CARE about this.  It almost seems like a 100% "issue we can all agree on" unless some farkers are secretly multimillionaire owners of communications conglomerates.  Get back to me when you can't come to fark because it's not part of your Comcast Internet Weekend Funsies Package.  Get ready to "pick your internet"

philly.barstoolsports.com
 
2014-07-15 12:54:07 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: sharphead: ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.

...and when they day comes that you do care, it will be too late and you'll be here whining and biatching.  Kind of amazed at how lazy you (and some others) really are - can't spare a couple clicks to support net neutrality, but have all kind of time refreshing the main page of Fark looking for that Boobies. Pathetic.

There haven't been boobies on the Main Page for years.


I think he was filterpwned. Probably something to do with commenting before anyone else in the topic.
 
2014-07-15 12:54:36 PM  

sharphead: ChipNASA: No.
Don't Care.
Meh.

...and when they day comes that you do care, it will be too late and you'll be here whining and biatching.  Kind of amazed at how lazy you (and some others) really are - can't spare a couple clicks to support net neutrality, but have all kind of time refreshing the main page of Fark looking for that Boobies. Pathetic.


you think a couple spare clicks will have any effect?

i mean, i clicked away, i even wrote my own message, but I'm not under any illusions.  I just did it to pretend my voice matters.  i know it was a completely meaningless gesture.
 
2014-07-15 12:55:42 PM  
Are we just going to pretend that the decision hasn't already been made?
 
2014-07-15 12:56:17 PM  

pute kisses like a man: you think a couple spare clicks will have any effect?

i mean, i clicked away, i even wrote my own message, but I'm not under any illusions.  I just did it to pretend my voice matters.  i know it was a completely meaningless gesture.


Individual emails don't matter a whole lot. I think that is true. But they do look at the numbers. If a huge majority of the feedback goes one way or the other they do notice that. Particularly the "they" that want to be re-elected.

In numbers these things do count. Your clicks helped the number go up.
 
2014-07-15 12:56:53 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Are we just going to pretend that the decision hasn't already been made?



Was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor?

Seriously, it ain't over til its over.
 
2014-07-15 12:56:56 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Oh, OK...this is relevant to my inter...Demand Progress and Fight for the Future will contact you about future campaigns....

:/


Just use the same email you use to register for porn. That way, their emails go into the same trash folder as the penis enlarger ads
 
2014-07-15 12:58:26 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Just use the same email you use to register for porn. That way, their emails go into the same trash folder as the penis enlarger ads


pum­p­ernickel­_­b­r­ea­d­[nospam-﹫-backwards]l­ia­mg*com?
 
2014-07-15 01:00:11 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Get ready to "pick your internet"


Sweet Jesus.

What a horrifically bad idea.

No consumer, anywhere, should want this.
 
2014-07-15 01:01:00 PM  
I already pay Xfinity for my internet and DirecTV for my satellite/television channels...
And I already pay the maximum package for both, most options/fastest speeds.
So...already doing it...
Guess I'll keep doing it no matter what.
 
2014-07-15 01:01:24 PM  
But where do we click if we are a corporation or libertarian who supports net bias and packet favoritism?
 
2014-07-15 01:04:50 PM  

Hawnkee: The elder geeks survived for years on porn at


Hmmm...didn't like the less-than or equal-to combo. But it was going to rage about modem speeds on dial-up for pr0nage. It was painful, but so was the ASCII.
 
2014-07-15 01:13:31 PM  
They came for Netflix and I did nothing
for I use my sister's account
Then they came for Huluplus and I did nothing
because all the Fox cartoons are in repeat till November
Then they came for my pron
and I can't go back to dial up speed pron and I sure don't want to pay for pron.
 
2014-07-15 01:18:40 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Gecko Gingrich: Oh, OK...this is relevant to my inter...Demand Progress and Fight for the Future will contact you about future campaigns....

:/

Just use the same email you use to register for porn. That way, their emails go into the same trash folder as the penis enlarger ads


yeah, in less than 5 minutes i've already received emails in the plural from these political activists.

it was a big mistake.  i would rather put my name on a list of suckers who wants to buy time shares in boca raton.
 
2014-07-15 01:30:03 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Don't give out your personal information to some info scammers.

http://www.fcc.gov/comments


The base site works, but for some reason the actual link to the comments is down. I am SO surprised.
 
2014-07-15 01:30:14 PM  
pute kisses like a man:

yeah, in less than 5 minutes i've already received emails in the plural from these political activists.

it was a big mistake.  i would rather put my name on a list of suckers who wants to buy time shares in boca raton.


I figured that was the case, so I commented directly at the FCC's site, and each of my CongressCritters pages.
 
2014-07-15 01:31:05 PM  

jasonvatch: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Don't give out your personal information to some info scammers.

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

The base site works, but for some reason the actual link to the comments is down. I am SO surprised.


It took FOREVER for it to preview my comment, then another FOREVER to actually post it, but it did go through.  Be patient, it's worth it.
 
2014-07-15 01:31:35 PM  
When you people decide to overthrow this government in favor of a government who's only responsibilities are infrastructure, security from other governments and laws to protect me from other people and not myself, then give me a call. Until then I will just sit back and eat the shiat sandwich you created by demanding the government do more than it should.
 
2014-07-15 01:35:00 PM  
You will get put on a mailing list. The mailings are every bit as hyperbolic as anything Fox News generates.

Just sign the thing, then unsubscribe. Yes it's a PITA that they don't have a "do no mail me" when you click on the form. Yes, their unsubscribe mechanism works well. Yes, you can leave a vitriolic comment as to why you unsubscribed (I did). No, I doubt they'll read or act on the comment.

However, the bottom line is that net neutrality is important for a wide variety of reasons.

/ demand progress, you're not helping
// OK, maybe a little bit - but the incessant mailings not so much
 
2014-07-15 01:36:30 PM  
It's not that I don't care. I really do. But can anyone link me to an online petition that ever had an effect?
 
2014-07-15 01:44:48 PM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture#Federal_Communicatio n s_Commission

This has been going on for a while, and this First World Problems shiat is what you all get worked up about?
 
2014-07-15 01:52:40 PM  
My Alts and I are all in.
 
2014-07-15 01:54:54 PM  
It seems like the FCC.gov site didn't pay for the "fast lane" experience with my ISP...damn that was slow, but I sure as hell wasn't going to put my name directly on a mailing list...they have to work for my personal data!...like grab it off the FCC.gov public comments pages like everyone else...EQUALITY FOR ALL!
 
2014-07-15 02:13:50 PM  
In the end it will not matter. The big money will get what they want and the people will get screwed.
 
2014-07-15 02:53:31 PM  

stuffy: In the end it will not matter. The big money will get what they want and the people will get screwed.


That's true, but I just want to remind everyone that Obama doesn't know anything about this so he can't be held responsible.
 
2014-07-15 02:57:41 PM  
use a fake email. DUH.

/ I used nop­e­[nospam-﹫-backwards]tuotievi­gtno­di­*c­om
//worked.
 
2014-07-15 02:58:29 PM  

Outlawtsar: It seems like the FCC.gov site didn't pay for the "fast lane" experience with my ISP...damn that was slow, but I sure as hell wasn't going to put my name directly on a mailing list...they have to work for my personal data!...like grab it off the FCC.gov public comments pages like everyone else...EQUALITY FOR ALL!


etc, etc...

The fact that so many Farkers are terrified of giving out the same information publicly available in a godsbedamned Phone Book is beyond me...
 
2014-07-15 03:10:38 PM  
I support net neutrality, and I think it's important for the end-user as well as content providers.  But I think this issue has been bought and paid for, and the screwing is coming no matter what.
 
2014-07-15 03:20:03 PM  

Vertdang: I used nope[nospam-﹫-backwards]tuotievigtnodi*com


I've used eat­m­y­[nospam-﹫-backwards]ss*com.

I've wondered if someone at a Chevy or Nazi themed website has that email addy and wonders where all the spam comes from.
 
2014-07-15 03:46:21 PM  

SpectroBoy: pute kisses like a man: you think a couple spare clicks will have any effect?

i mean, i clicked away, i even wrote my own message, but I'm not under any illusions.  I just did it to pretend my voice matters.  i know it was a completely meaningless gesture.

Individual emails don't matter a whole lot. I think that is true. But they do look at the numbers. If a huge majority of the feedback goes one way or the other they do notice that. Particularly the "they" that want to be re-elected.

In numbers these things do count. Your clicks helped the number go up.


We don't vote on FCC appointments.  Obama appointed the latest chairman.  Who do you see appointing a chair that isn't in the pocket of the industry?  Certainly not a Republican.  Apparently not a Democrat, either.  We are not a part of this process.

This is not a BSABSVR post - it's just the shiatty facts.  Nothing wrong with the people voicing their opposition, but there's literally nothing we can do about this.
 
2014-07-15 04:10:24 PM  
Aaaand the FCC site is down.

i9.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-15 04:41:07 PM  
Added my own 2 cents:

In addition, I believe that allowing ISPs unregulated control over the flow of internet traffic, opens the door for potential exploits by other parties that can undermine or even damage the ability of local, state and federal institutions; medical and financial institutions to safely manage secure data over the internet if it is influenced by third parties or ISPs in transit.

/Typos and all, sorry should have proofread better.
 
2014-07-15 05:14:51 PM  

Seequinn: In addition, I believe that allowing ISPs unregulated control over the flow of internet traffic, opens the door for potential exploits by other parties that can undermine or even damage the ability of local, state and federal institutions; medical and financial institutions to safely manage secure data over the internet if it is influenced by third parties or ISPs in transit.


I agree, and that's also in the ISPs favor.  If you can no longer rely on a VPN to pass your traffic then the ISP will be happy to sell you a dedicated circuit for even more money.
 
2014-07-15 05:41:39 PM  
I sent them my comments. Although I was strongly opposed, I doubt my opinion counts for much... especially since dollars equals speech.

Since my campaign contributions are zero, something tells me the opinion of Comcast counts more than mine.

/Comcast spent $18,810,000 on lobbying in 2013. That's a lot of speech.
 
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