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It certainly isn't. Net Neutrality isn't a Federal regulation, it's a broad principle. It can be voluntarily upheld by ISPs, as it was for decades, or it can be enforce at the state level.

With actual competitive markets for retail Internet access, specific regulations like this wouldn't be necessary, as customers could choose to leave non-neutral providers.

If you want to give yourself a headache, check out /r/LuLaNo/.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.

If this news has you looking for an alternative, I recommend checking out some significantly more open source options:




dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Wall Street Fired Too Many People

This site is really interesting, but I fear they fall peril to the same biases that most heterodox finance blogs do:

    Mauldin Economics is a member of the Hard Assets Alliance. Buy gold and silver, store in secure vaults, take delivery or sell positions online.

    Check the gold price and the silver price.

Is this the 'selling shovels' of the ridesharing bubble?

All the hysteria and moral panic about these stupid scooters is wild. Perish the thought that anything should challenge the automobile hegemony.

    Is there another way to report on mass murder that doesn't seem like glorifying to you?

Maybe we just shouldn't be reporting on this in the national media. These are always given multiple days of wall-to-wall coverage on cable news. This is known to encourage copycats and attract others to outdo the carnage in previous incidents.

My family has used the same Swing-a-way can opener since before I was born. I own my own now, and expect to use it for as long as food comes in cans.$478$

I'm also quite happy with my Sennheiser professional headphones. I've owned them for nearly a decade. Every part can be replaced or repaired, so they'll last forever.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Dr. Huxtable

I just don't have heroes anymore. I assume everyone successful has abused their position of power somehow.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Get thoughtful or GTFO

If we trick them into becoming productive members of the community first, isn't that just a win-win?

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Would you rent a watch?

I currently spend $0 a year on watches, so a rental service isn't going to get me to spend any more than that. It's a cute idea for someone who feels the need to wear one of these, but can't actually afford it.

As far as I see it, these states have underfunded education for a long time, and done a poor job of recognizing collective bargaining rights for teachers. Absent a better way to resolve their demands, eventually people will become desperate enough to participate in a mass strike.

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