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post #1426 of 5110
Oh I agree. I don't want regulations that make it worse...but they are showing themselves to be potentially bad actors.

I mean, you have probably seen this chart before, but it just seems so absurd:

You can guess where on the chart they started slowing down netflix and asking for money, and you can guess at which point netflix caved. Keep in mind, the axis is in %change not raw speed (google fiber is obviously faster overall as well as showing an improvement over time, while AT&T DSL would have started out much slower).

If there were actual competition, this wouldn't have happened. All things being equal, if your netflix performance had gotten 25% worse over the course of a few months, you would switch to the competitor whose netflix perfomance had gone up the same amount.
I wish this chart included RCN, because I actually lived in one of the few areas in the country where you can choose cable providers (before moving to a comcast only building).
I was an RCN customer at the time, but if I hadn't been, this easily would have been enough of a shitty thing for them to do for me to make the switch.
post #1427 of 5110
Looks like RCN wasn't on there because they didn't have data for 2013.

Here's the raw values of Comcast/RCN (with Cox and CablevisionCharter included for comparison to other big cable networks that didn't engage in that behavior). You can't see what RCN did, but at least in my experience, I would expect it to have followed the Cox line.


edit: sorry, looks like I grabbed the Charter series instead of cablevision...but you can guess what the cablevision series would look like using the % change chart above.
post #1428 of 5110
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The problem with those solutions is always that bandwidth at 2AM is not worth as much as bandwidth at 7PM, but figuring out how to charge their customers adequately for their consumption is a much better solution than randomly slowing down specific sites without notifying their customers (which is exactly what would have happened if L3 and Netflix hadn't publicized the problem, and Netflix eventually capitulated).

That's the thing about this argument, there's widespread conflation between "bandwidth" and data consumption. Bandwidth is what you're actually paying for. If the bandwidth is there (as it always is at 2AM, say), the actual data has no incremental cost (very minimal?) to the provider. But at 5:30pm, the bandwidth is limited. Caps or slowing down specific sites are a very clumsy way around this problem.
post #1429 of 5110
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I was reading the DU Lounge fora today and it dawned on me the crazy prevalence of folks with fibro on SSDI that post heavily on DU.
post #1430 of 5110
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I was reading the DU Lounge fora today and it dawned on me the crazy prevalence of folks with fibro on SSDI that post heavily on DU.


I worry that you have mastered the acronyms. Don't go in too deep or we may not get you back.

Reference: Miami Vice, Shadow in the Dark.


post #1431 of 5110
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I was reading the DU Lounge fora today and it dawned on me the crazy prevalence of folks with fibro on SSDI that post heavily on DU.

I knew someone that said he had Fibro. He started to receive Government checks. The Government checks were cancelled. He was cured of his Fibro.

Not sure if he was a DU poster though he was definitely a Lib.
post #1432 of 5110
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I worry that you have mastered the acronyms. Don't go in too deep or we may not get you back.

This thread is awesome. It would be great if some of our local attorneys would weigh in.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025844789
post #1433 of 5110
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This thread is awesome. It would be great if some of our local attorneys would weigh in.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025844789

Looks like a nuisance suit. A truther suing Mother Earth for crimes against pancakes. Etc.

Courts have to deal with this stuff all the time. One court dismissed a claim against Satan and his minions for lack of personal jurisdiction and lack of service of the summons.
post #1434 of 5110
You are getting DUA and that"s close to DUI or DWI




DUA = DemocraticUnderground Addiction
post #1435 of 5110
What is he even sueing over? He just keeps writing about "fraud" and "irregularities" with no coherence.
post #1436 of 5110
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What is he even sueing over? He just keeps writing about "fraud" and "irregularities" with no coherence.

He should be sanctioned by the court, but he probably won't be because he is "pro se", meaning he did not hire a lawyer. Courts employ their own soft bigotry of low expectations for members of the public.
post #1437 of 5110
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. One court dismissed a claim against Satan and his minions for lack of personal jurisdiction and lack of service of the summons.

I remember that vignette from William Gaddis's A Frolic Of His Own.

I tried reading Pio's link, but writing like that hurts my brain. I like cats, but want somebody to run over that damn kitten of his.

Is there a particular question you'd want someone who claims on the internet to be a lawyer to comment on? From the little bit I could stand to look at, it's some batshit crazy idiot filing a suit that makes no sense and the court basically coming as close as you'll ever see a federal court come to saying, "Fuck off, troll."

Also, Lighthouse, for what it's worth, "nuisance suit" as a term of art in the law-talker world usually refers to something different. In my experience, the term usually refers not to a suit that's so stupid it's a nuisance to the court (and thereby the taxpayers and legitimate users of the court), but to a shakedown suit intended to extract a relatively small settlement (a "nuisance settlement") from a perceived deep pocket defendant who may regard the settlement as cheaper or less hassle than successfully defending the suit.
Edited by lawyerdad - 11/21/14 at 1:14pm
post #1438 of 5110
I know what "pro se" means. I'm not a member of DU.
post #1439 of 5110
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Looks like last night some black and hispanic youths decided to beat some Bosnians with hammers leaving one man dead from hammer wounds to the head and abdomen. The St. Louis Bosnian community is holding peaceful protests to end the violence.

These kids were not cops. That's a highly important fact a lot of people are going to overlook this week.
post #1440 of 5110
And unlike Ferguson/Mike Brown this was a pure and unadulterated Hate Crime. A lot of people will overlook that too.
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