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4879 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Jul 2013 at 9:35 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-31 10:30:47 PM  
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digistil: They want to price the pipe based on your intentions. That's completely against their former stance and completely against Net Neutrality.

Which has little to nothing to do with net neutrality, but thank you for trying. You can pass any kind of information through Google tubes and they won't throttle or negate any kind of packet.

They have issues with the amount you pass. I'm very sure if you set up a server that uploads let's say 10GBs a month (or whatever the average upload is), they won't care about it because they know, for example, that torrents upload stuff to the net. But if you set up a server and you end uploading 250GBs a month or more, you're damn sure they'll come down on you. And with reason.

Cry all you want, it's true.

You can say that they're backing down from a promise, doubtful, but okay. What you can't say is that they now don't support net neutrality.

What they're actually doing is filling a loophole in their wording after they saw some people were unfairly gaming the system.

/Google fanbois are the new Apple fanbois
//But amazingly, even less informed

Cry all you want about fanbois. I don't use Gmail, I have an iPhone and I couldn't care less about brands. I still use Google search though. Sorry Bing.
2013-07-31 11:29:53 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder how many people read the PDF and not the bloggish 'article'.
2013-07-31 11:22:34 AM  
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digistil: UberDave: I read rather fast but it seems that Google simply doesn't want people to be bandwidth hogs and they didn't get specific with the rule.  I don't think that means that they are throwing net neutrality out the window...

If you had read more carefully you'd have read that Google wants to charge extra for having a Net-Neutrality-friendly account.

It's hopeless. Google fanbois are the worst kind of fanboi.  The denial in them reminds me of North Korean citizens that loved Lil Kim.
2013-07-31 10:54:03 AM  
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I just look to this to figure out where we're headed.
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I mean, really, is there any better authoritarian wet dream?

/we are dinosaurs in this brave new world
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