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bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The FCC just killed net neutrality

Or to take advantage of the coming backlash against the GOP to get municipal Internet everywhere.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The FCC just killed net neutrality

We don't need competing ISPs for the same reason we don't need competing power companies. We need regulated ISPs.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Don't Talk to the Police

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Never speak to a debt collector

There coudn't be too many debt collector callcenters. Crowdfunding a DOS attack on a good portion of the industry would probably be doable given a list of numbers.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Never speak to a debt collector

I used to get calls from debt collectors about my mother's medical bills. Not even my debt. My solution was an Asterisk box that would play /dev/random on demand, then call them back and do it again when they hung up and keep going for an hour, then remember the number so it could answer and screech white noise for an hour automatically if they called back.

It took a few months, but they stopped calling me.

Don't forget to buy enough bread and milk to feed a small country!

But seconding ButterflyEffect, rd95, dude, come back!

Driving towards an epiphany and missing the exit.

I'm slightly more sympathetic to Reddit. We all want to think of the Internet as it was in ye olde days when John Gilmore was first getting cranky and no single entity was really in charge and the trouble with shutting up anyone was that someone would have to be in charge first. The Internet we've built isn't the Internet we want though, Reddit is absolutely in charge of Reddit and pretending otherwise is just dodging responsibility. But I'm perfectly happy to assume they never wanted that responsibility, they just wanted their wild west and to collect the ad revenue too. I'd prefer having the actual wild west Internet back, but the railroads without the sheriffs is the worst of both worlds.

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