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How long before the internet is ruined?

#11cancerstormPosted 4/23/2014 9:11:43 PM
when AOL became an ISP
#12arleasPosted 4/23/2014 9:12:44 PM
ThatOneGuysHair posted...
arleas posted...
I don't think the dissolution of the FCC is going to fix things, unless you think anarchy is the solution to all the world's government problems.

I wasn't going to post any more in this thread, but quoted text is just so ignorant it needs to be addressed.

please try to understand the difference between anarchy and the dissolution of a federal government agency. please.


I wasn't seriously saying they were the same thing. It's hyperbole. Look it up.
#13ThatOneGuysHairPosted 4/23/2014 9:30:32 PM
arleas posted...
I wasn't seriously saying they were the same thing.

the dissolution of a single government agency has nothing to do with anarchy.

"but...but... hyperbole!" doesn't excuse the fact that the comparison has no place in any serious, legitimate discussion about the FCC or its existence.

and, no need to get defensive: I am just trying to help you cut out the fat so that you can refine your opinion & make quality posts.
#14DerPancakePosted 4/23/2014 9:32:40 PM
Internet was ruined the moment the first cyber pirate appeared.
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#15Orestes417Posted 4/23/2014 9:49:44 PM
Fun fact, the modern computing world was built by pirates including virtually every CS student of a certain age who learned OS coding with the Lions book and most of the major players in the early PC OS game
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#16Combo MasterPosted 4/23/2014 11:47:40 PM
As long as i can keep my unlimited internet usage each month the internet won't ever be ruined for me.
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#17SlaynPosted 4/24/2014 4:32:05 AM
Combo Master posted...
As long as i can keep my unlimited internet usage each month the internet won't ever be ruined for me.

I honestly don't think it will always stay that way. A lot of ISP have soft caps now.
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#18EasysicksPosted 4/24/2014 4:38:59 AM
Interesting question. Objective stuff aside, I suppose the experience was ruined for me personally when I started becoming aware of what I post, because pretty much every stupid thing you say / upload will still be find-able and traceable to you and may be used against you in some way at some point in the future. (If the laws aren't in place for that right now, then they very well might be in the future.) That realization soured it up for me in a big way. I also despise the common practice of people googling your name first thing when they get to know you.
I now use a fake last name to guard against that, and only tell people I know very well my real name. (There's nothing shocking about me on google, I just hate the idea of it.)
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#19PsythikPosted 4/24/2014 4:52:45 PM
The 53% of you who voted "It's already ruined" have no idea what you're in for once Net Neutrality is completely killed off. As bad as it may seem right now we're living in the golden age of the internet. Enjoy it while you still can.
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#20biohazard1775Posted 4/24/2014 5:34:37 PM
Cyberpunk future here we come.