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Friday, October 19, 2007

Is Comcast violating "net neutrality"?

In a way, yes. And they may have started their practice right here in greater Portlandia:

Comcast subscriber Robb Topolski, a former software quality engineer at Intel Corp., started noticing the interference when trying to upload with file-sharing programs Gnutella and eDonkey early this year.

In August, Topolski began to see reports on Internet forum DSLreports.com from other Comcast users with the same problem. He now believes that his home town of Hillsboro, Ore., was a test market for the technology that was later widely applied in other Comcast service areas.

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Perhaps, as a governing rule, municipal and other jurisdictions ought start suing the deadly daylights out of the criminal corporate acts and behaviors which oppress the locals.

Get 'em for punitives, and a couple of inciting public unrest and riot's, immoral insurrection's, at-large deviancy's, and anything else local lawmakers want to author in the book before throwing it at 'em.

Incentive? Start moving those obscene CEO 'takings' into the public coffers -- rebate taxes: hang a CEO, upside down, and sweep up. (Just us) Look at all the plump pinatas.

Jack, were you here for the unforgettable Oregonspeak, Blitz beer ad line, 'Well, now, where you goin' with all that loot?'

That was a Henry Weinhard commercial.

I knew it was unforgettable. We used to drink Henry's out around Saragosa. It came in a long-necked bottle then ... or was it a short-neck ...

Meanwhile, in another part of the worleb ...
Woman Fined for Hammer Fit at Comcast, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, October 19, 2007

BRISTOW, Va. (AP) -- She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.

''I stand by my actions even more so after getting all these telephone calls and hearing other people's ...''

Kinda like a Hereford.

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