The FCC plans to vote away net neutrality in December

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  1. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    You didn't, at all, so no worries. But the prospect of what this may or may not cause, terrifies me, and the fact that the GBA Temp Staff, well, I don't know what they're going to do.
     
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  2. jt_1258

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    so, this likely means the end possibly for us accessing some homebrew related sites if our isps decide to be that kind of pricks
     
  3. ThisIsDaAccount
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    I'm a big fan of this site, so regardless of what they do I'm sure they have a reason for it.

    We haven't really had any non gaming stuff on the front page, but since this impacts us I thought they could give it a mention. Either way, theres reasons in favor of front paging it and not doing so.
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Yeah, I need a break.
     
  5. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    AFAIK just education in my state and they are pretty bad at even that. Some schools are so limited on funds that they cut back from traditional 5 days a week to 4 days a week school days. Washington state? Cool I have several relative that lives there.

    How did we lose Net neutrality? What did we sow?
    Since you put it that way, I actually never thought about corporations as people, so let me say this: The government always sides with the more powerful people and not the average Joe, especially when the average Joe needs the said protection the most.
    The rights of the average Joe is disappearing slowly maturely, and would not be surprise if it gets depleted in the far future. Just hopefully the government don't override the constitution, there is a reason why schools don't teach cursive anymore because the constitution is written in cursive.

    Cool, nice find, going to try to use this, even if it doesn't work.

    For now, in short of writing to congress, is hope that this will not be as bad as we all think :unsure:.
     
  6. ThisIsDaAccount
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    I'd heard about the school week thing happening, it's really sad. I've lived in Florida until last September, when I moved to Seattle (Washington) so I'm glad that hasn't happened to me, but it still makes me sad. What state do you live in?
     
  7. Zhongtiao1

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    The only problem is, we vote each year to reduce both taxes and public school class sizes. So... That's working out well with no income tax :P
     
  8. Costello

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    it would... if someone from the team (someone based in the US preferably) could make a post on the home page that'd be great.

    the consequences could be dramatic for GBAtemp if ISPs begin to sell packages like they do in some countries, then you wouldnt be able to visit GBAtemp unless you paid for it... but you wouldnt be paying us, you'd be paying the ISP. Thats the worst case scenario.
     
  9. Lukerz

    Lukerz Sloth. That's it.

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    This is a big deal. Without net neutrality the internet will likely be a very different place.

    And I finally found something I can agree with Democrats on!
     
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    I'll write something up and try to make an informative post on the front page in a bit.
     
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  11. Lukerz

    Lukerz Sloth. That's it.

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    Some one should add this to the site. It makes a widget pop up about net neutrality. It from here: https://github.com/fightforthefuture/battleforthenet-widget

    Code:
    <script src="https://widget.battleforthenet.com/widget.js" async></script>
     
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    First they came for the Pircay people, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a pirate.

    Then they came for the political people, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a political person.

    Then they came for the small websites, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a part of a small website.

    Then they came for the wankers—oh boy, i deleted my internet history quickly as possible
     
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    Trump picked the guy, so...
     
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  14. the_randomizer

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    I really hope that CEO gets fired and permanently blacklisted.
     
  15. ThisIsDaAccount
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    If he gets fired he'll go back to Verizon and be hailed as a hero.
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    Good, he can stay there, Verizon sucks ass anyway, same with AT&T.
     
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    *chair, the FCC is a government commitee, not a business

    Although it's definitely being run like one right now
     
  18. the_randomizer

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    *Sigh* I feel like throwing up
     
  19. RandomUser

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    Between Texas and Arkansas. Well New Mexico too if you count the pan handle.
    I know, I know, "the red state", there's your problem is probably what you may have in mind :P.
    Wow, I didn't realize this 4 days a week fiasco is catching on across the country, that is very good to know.

    You say small class size like it is a bad thing. I don't think small class size is bad, but in fact beneficial, too big of a class size would stretch the teachers thin especially when multiple kids may need help with something they don't quite understand.
    As for the taxes, in my state we had gotten tax hike for the last 2 years and education is still abysmal. All we're doing is lining the pocket of the state governor.
    Yep, we have income taxes too.
    Plus a bunch of Casino that usually pays into the revenue, although don't know if this is true due to being on the Indian reservation:unsure:.
     
  20. ThisIsDaAccount
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    I don't think it's as much a "red" issue, it's just the classic case of politicians not funding education because it doesn't give immediate benefits.
    Also I'm not sure how much it's catching on, I just read it in the newspaper once. Haven't heard about it since :(
     
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