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  1. 6 points
    I hope that you have better critical thinking to offer than the above. It is more or less analogous to the "Obama supported it, so I am opposed to it" attitude. Net Neutrality is not a partisan, us vs them issue. It has significant support across the aisle. Those who are opposed to Net Neutrality tend to be few and fall into one or more of these camps: ISP entrenched interests who hope to maximize profits from anti neutral actions anti government and/or free enterprise zealots who believe that the market inherently produces the best or deserved solutions people who are ignorant of or have been misled about the actual tenets of Net Neutrality comment spam bots Lastly, characterizing Facebook, et al., as "the Oligopolies" comes across as mildly ironic, since the real concern of Net Neutrality is the oligopoly or even monopoly hold that ISPs have over so many home broadband consumers. AJ
  2. 3 points
    No, I, as the consumer do not want to be charged twice, once for the connection and another time for streaming or consuming content by my ISP. The content provider pays for the connection on their end and I pay for mine. I also do not want my ISP to use paid lanes to favor certain content over others.
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    Well, not all opinions are created equal. I supported mine. You did not. So, as it stands, your opinion is unsubstantiated and/or ignorant. AJ
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    OK, all entries have been sent out. We have only raised $100 total so far. Please, please consider joining this raffle. I know many of our members are Retro Gamers or know a Retro Gamer they could gift this thing to. This is a straight up profit raffle for S4GRU. First totally donated raffle prize. With so low of participation, you have much higher odds of winning than any other S4GRU contest ever. Retailers are sold out of the SNES Classic and scalpers are going sky high on E-Bay. The winner will be getting this thing for a steal! Consider throwing in $10-$25. It will help support the site and you could get a cool gift just in time for Christmas. Even if you decide to regift! Robert P.S. - If you didn't get your entry and you have entered, please message me right away! Thanks.
  5. 2 points
    It’s my best guess. You can actually do this on Sprint now to a degree. Sprint now offers an Unlimited Hotspot Data Plan for $50/Month. Streaming is limited to 480P (it would be nice to have an HD Add-on) but this is passable. If you want to show Comcast/Verizon and the others how you feel, close your wallet and walk away.
  6. 2 points
    What a douchebag/Troll!! Lawsuits incoming! https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-i-will-sue-stop-illegal-rollback-net-neutrality
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    CONTEST CLOSED!!! LIMITED TIME PROMOTION!!! YOU COULD POSSIBLY WIN A NEW SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM CLASSIC EDITION IF YOU DONATE TO SUPPORT S4GRU The Goal The goal is to have some fun and raise some money to support S4GRU. This item is donated by an anonymous member, brand new in the box. Unlike previous promotions, 100% of the donations will go to fund S4GRU! The Plan We will accept donations for a few weeks. The contest ends Friday, December 15th at 8:59 PM Pacific/11:59 PM Eastern. The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern. It will be shipped immediately, so you can be retro gaming by Christmas morning. The Raffle Each donation to the SNES PROMO will receive a range of numbers, equating to one number for every dollar you donate. The minimum donation to the cause is $10. If you donate $10, you get a range of 10 numbers. If you donate $100, you get a range of 100 numbers. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning. There is no limit to the amount you can donate...in amount or frequency. But it needs to be at least $10 per donation to the SNES PROMO. You will receive a Private Message (or email if you are not a S4GRU member) from S4GRU giving you your numbers after your donation. Most likely within 8-12 hours, but could take a day or two. We will stop accepting donations at 8:59PM Pacific on Friday, December 15th. Any donations received after that time will not be counted toward this promotion. The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 7 PM Pacific. We will select a number at random using my random number generator app in my Pixel XL. You do not need to be present in the live chat to win. All money donated to the raffle will be credited to your S4GRU accumulation total and will count toward future upgrades. If you are not currently a S4GRU Sponsor, you will be given Sponsor status for six months with the minimum $10 raffle donation. To Enter Go to the S4GRU PayPal Donation section by clicking on this hyperlink or by by clicking the donate button in the upper right hand corner of most S4GRU pages. Enter an amount you want to donate for this promotion, minimum $10. In the notes section, tell us your screen name and type SNES PROMO. If you forget to do that in the PayPal donation, then send me a Message. You will get a message response giving you your raffle numbers by 12 Noon Pacific on 12/16/2017. If you don't get them, message me. Rules S4GRU Membership is not required to enter. S4GRU Staff Members and their families are ineligible to win. Dollars spent on the promotion will count toward future member upgrades. There is no cash value of the prize. Shipping costs to send the prize to the winner are included. S4GRU cannot guarantee availability of any products, types, varieties or colors. This contest is void where prohibited. Pre-scheduled automatic recurring payments to S4GRU during the contest period will not be eligible for entry in the contest. Alternative prizes are not available. The contest may be subject to amendment, extension or cancellation as necessary. S4GRU reserves the right to provide a gift card or PayPal payment of the value of the prize for convenience or difficulty in sourcing the prize occurs. Includes: Super Mario World™ Super Mario Kart™ The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ F-ZERO™ Super Metroid™ Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Super Punch-Out!!™ Super Castlevania IV™ Donkey Kong Country™ Mega Man® X Kirby™ Super Star Final Fantasy III Kirby's Dream Course™ Star Fox™ Yoshi's Island™ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™ Contra III: The Alien Wars™ Secret of Mana EarthBound™ Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®
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    For the life of me I can't figure out how people were thinking net neutrality was going to solve a municipality granting exclusive rights to a single isp instead of having a open market. Sorry but that's the fault of your local governments.
  10. 1 point
    Sorry I can’t figure out how to edit on mobile. Uploaded some screenshots.. Lower download speeds however still shows 2X CA. Exact GPS location if anyone wants to check.
  11. 1 point
    Price ensures supply and capacity. That’s just what it is for anything. We’d like to think of the Internet infrastructure as limitless, but it’s not. It’s a limited resource like anything else. If something is too cheap, there won’t ever be enough of it and there won’t be enough of an incentive to produce it or supply it in quantity. Most conversations I’ve had about markets and supply/capacity starts with: “Why can’t we give everyone “X” for “Y”?” And ends with: “Why can’t we give everyone “X” for “Y”?” Things exist and are often better because people are willing to pay more. It also ensures adequate supply for them. This applies to mailing a letter. Pick your delivery time. There isn’t enough capacity to make all letters express next day and the cost structure can’t support it. However for the people that opt in, there’s enough supply/capacity. This applies to Sprint with its Ultra HD add-on for $10/Month. It’s there if you want it. There likely isn’t enough capacity to make all users Ultra HD, but there is for those expected number who opt-in for it. With enough competition, people ultimately get what they want for what they want to pay. People should have the option to pay to avoid cat video congestion if they’re working on mission critical work (in their minds at least) for example.
  12. 1 point
    Vote.... or Run. Support people that want to improve and expedite the permitting process for Cell Sites. 5G Fixed Wireless will happen.... and sooner with supportive office holders.
  13. 1 point
    Yeah. Like that’s going to happen. Most of the local level governments are a part of the reason that most Americans don’t have multiple broadband options.
  14. 1 point
    Many areas don’t have competition when it comes to wireline ISPs. So they will have no one to respond to.
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    Net Neutrality always lived undisclosed pre legislation. Title II just made it official and a hell of alot harder for ISP's to play games.
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    Here is the tag on the pole. No equipment on it yet. It just came up this evening, around 6 I'm told.
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    These things are going up and up in price. Enter today for a chance to win. Or re-enter and increase your chances of winning. Don't want one? Enter anyway and send to a retro gamer friend or family member. Or donate it back to S4GRU. Please help support S4GRU! We haven't made much money on this deal, yet. Please enter today! Robert
  19. 1 point
    I just received a call from essential, he put a request to the technical team regarding the issue with clearwire. Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk
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    I've got one. Thanks!! Until others join, you will have amazing odds.
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    These things are getting hard to get! Conventional retail outlets are sold out with no more inventory expected this year and the scalpers are already escalating prices on Ebay. This one is in hand and guaranteed. Haven't received one donation, yet! ENTER TODAY! Robert
  25. 1 point
    Ok, I'm a complete moron. A bit of searching on the Internet finds that the LTE timing advance value for TDD LTE is adjusted by the equivalent of ~20 microseconds, which works out to be about 3 km round-trip or ~1.5 km (just under 1 mile) one-way. So the reason I could never get within a mile of the site is because... I was already right on top of the site. Thus I can say the band 41 site is definitely the one on Moody Road at the intersection with Feagin Mill Road. It's the only one I've spotted so far around here, and seems like an odd choice since it doesn't seem to cover a lot of people - it is probably the closest one to the old protection site, so maybe that's why Sprint decided to upgrade it as opposed to one in a more critical location. As for indicating Mini Macros and Magic Box sites, I'm happy to add the necessary code if it can be done without adding too much extra clutter - although at some level if SCP already does it I'm not really sure duplication in my app is worthwhile.