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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
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Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us....She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.




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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
that's the joke, genius
ouch

getting called stupid by teeth is like getting punched out by a man in a wheelchair
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Generally speaking, I never debate network neutrality; I'd only ever seriously consider debating it with someone who (at a minimum) already has a very high level of understanding of computer networking, and nearly 100% of those people are already pro-NN so there's nothing to argue over anyway. I'm happy to explain it to people who are earnestly interested, especially if they have specific questions, but there's no way I'd bother debating it with some jerkass who tries to reduce it to a theoretical market economics problem without knowing jack shit about the real-world side of it.

That said, there's no fucking way I can let this shit slide:
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Proactive regulation is likely to stifle innovation.
Eat shit you ignorant fuckoff.
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MADISON RIVER:  In 2005, North Carolina ISP Madison River Communications blocked the voice-over-internet protocol (VOIP) service Vonage. Vonage filed a complaint with the FCC after receiving a slew of customer complaints. The FCC stepped in to sanction Madison River and prevent further blocking, but it lacks the authority to stop this kind of abuse today.

COMCAST: In 2005, the nation's largest ISP, Comcast, began secretly blocking peer-to-peer technologies that its customers were using over its network. Users of services like BitTorrent and Gnutella were unable to connect to these services. 2007 investigations from the Associated Press, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others confirmed that Comcast was indeed blocking or slowing file-sharing applications without disclosing this fact to its customers.

TELUS: In 2005, Canada's second-largest telecommunications company, Telus, began blocking access to a server that hosted a website supporting a labor strike against the company. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Toronto found that this action resulted in Telus blocking an additional 766 unrelated sites.

AT&T: From 2007-2009, AT&T forced Apple to block Skype and other competing VOIP phone services on the iPhone. The wireless provider wanted to prevent iPhone users from using any application that would allow them to make calls on such "over-the-top" voice services. The Google Voice app received similar treatment from carriers like AT&T when it came on the scene in 2009.
Those are just the major violations that led the FCC to start imposing NN requirements in the first place. There was nothing "proactive" about it.
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economics was the earliest recorded form of trolling
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Computers and Technology / Re: I joined the modern world
Working on an app that might rival twitter or instagram in the next year.

ffs
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millennials kick the shit out of other generations (looking at you especially, younger boomers and older gen-x)

Be the change you want to see in the world. Make the metaphor literal.
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Alabama has an age limit for SC judges.
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did someone else post this already? because it's awesome.

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
not sure if this belongs here or in Trumpocalypse, since this is simultaneously hilarious and an evil omen

White House overrun with cockroaches, mice and ants
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
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probably, he chose lawyers who were good dominionists like himself, and the venn diagram of dominionist lawyers and competent lawyers is not flattering

dominionists call that "dirty pillows" and consider it pornographic
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It was called "First Baptist Church."
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btw the shooter was Devin Kelley, not Chris Ward