The FCC plans to vote away net neutrality in December

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  1. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Who are you referring to and what do you mean?...
     
  2. LukeHasAWii

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    An alternative solution has been in the works since 2011. There have been 2 android apps (both now defunct) that let you browse the web, through sms only. The real web. Through sms. It sends a lot of sms messages to a server which sends the website requested in encoded plaintext, where the app decodes it. There are some BIG caveats to this, but this is the web, without much limits.
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    I think they mean the president doesn't have a ton of power.
     
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    If enough people write, they will listen, simply because they're snakes and want to be re-elected. Threaten their re-election, and they'll switch like the snakes they are.
     
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    I suppose I should do my civic duty and send a message/call to my reps to tell them to fight to repeal this. Google and other large companies are as well, and Google is pretty damn powerful. There will be a lot of legal mess to be sure.
     
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    Link: https://www.androidauthority.com/cosmos-browser-play-store-531334/
    It's very simplistic but has room for growth. Now instead of a small isp giving you internet, one large server can give many people simple access to the web.
    Edit- it has room for growth! Speeds are slow, css is nonexistent, but it's SOMETHING. you could probably use gbatemp on it even.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Tried that Resist to 50409, but I didn't get a reply with the names of reps, other than it was "busy". Seriously??
     
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    It's probably overloaded right now actually. Try again in a bit, it took a while for me and that was earlier today

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    Something about paying for an unlimited texting plan to access that sounds counterintuitive
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Are you saying we shouldn't give up, that there is hope after all?
     
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    I mean

    No point in not trying
     
  10. LukeHasAWii

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    I have one currently, they're pretty much dirt cheap
     
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    Been a rough day, traffic on the way to work sent me over the edge on my stress levels, and hearing of this, people won't stand for this.
     
  12. LukeHasAWii

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    Looking at http errors, we might see this one soon.....
    "
    402 Payment Required
    Reserved for future use. The original intention was that this code might be used as part of some form of digital cash or micropayment scheme, as proposed for example by GNU Taler[35], but that has not yet happened, and this code is not usually used. Google Developers API uses this status if a particular developer has exceeded the daily limit on requests.[36] Stripe API uses this code for errors with processing credit cards.[37]
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    Error 402 would be more dreaded than 404.
     
  13. ThisIsDaAccount
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    I know that this isn't directly gaming-related, but can we get some sort of mention of the threat to net neutrality on the front page? It doesn't even have to link to this post, a link to battleforthenet will suffice.

    Just wanna get people involved, cuz this could threaten the 'Temp in the future.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Ask Chary or Costello about that, surely, there are contingency plans or something, I mean, what's gonna happen to the Temp? :( Sites with "shady" material could get throttled or even blocked.
     
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    Yeah. . . @Chary or @Costello, would the danger of the loss of net neutrality be worth a front page mention?

    Thanks for your time either way!
     
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    I'm still feeling sick to my stomach, I need a break.
     
  17. PossiblyOne

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    Horrible idea. I was hoping it wouldn't pass.
     
  18. LukeHasAWii

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    Too much internet can be a bad thing. Have you tried taking a walk with a friend recently?
     
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    No, I haven't, and I should.
     
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    Im sorry if I made you nauseous :( I didn't mean to make anyone feel bad, I just care a lot about this issue