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Net Neutrality "Day of Action" Protest - Mega Thread - 12th July


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#1 techghost

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:53 AM

Y'all must be familiar with the net neutrality protest coming tomorrow. Here's a brief;
 

"Tech companies and activists will be mobilizing supporters of the net neutrality rules on Wednesday for an online 'day of action'.

Many websites that have signed up for the demonstration will show their support for net neutrality by displaying "alerts," warning the public about how the internet could change if the rules are rolled back.

The protest has already attracted some of the web's biggest names. Amazon, Reddit, Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Facebook and Google are all expected to join in."
 

Sources: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/341022-week-ahead-internet-giants-join-net-neutrality-day-of-action
https://www.wired.com/story/the-whos-who-of-net-neutralitys-day-of-action/
 

Everything you experience and witness tomorrow all goes here in this thread. 

 


Edited by techghost, 11 July 2017 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reddit has the coolest Net Neutrality message out there. Just visit and see; https://www.reddit.com/ 



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:54 AM

I really dont know if this will work, the US government is full of stupid people who probably think a computer is a magic box and the internet is some sort of alien technology far beyond human science.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:10 AM

Well if so many people are showing their support I don't think the government would be able to go against it. 



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:12 AM

Here's a display of what some tech giants have done today; http://imgur.com/gallery/Nk52k 

This is going to drive so many comments in support of Net Neutrality. 


Edited by techghost, 12 July 2017 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

Here's a display of what some tech giants have done today; http://imgur.com/gallery/Nk52k 
This is going to drive so many comments in support of Net Neutrality.


Your Imgur image link goes to an error page already.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Hey I didn't get you? The link is just fine. 



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

Works fine for me too.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

Still doesn't work for me:

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:37 PM

I really dont know if this will work, the US government is full of stupid people who probably think a computer is a magic box and the internet is some sort of alien technology far beyond human science.

 

I agree entirely with your first clause, as it's highly uncertain as to whether this effort will work at this juncture.

 

I disagree entirely with your second, having lived in Metro DC for 12 years and knowing a very large number of civil servants.  These are very bright people on the whole (look up the statistics regarding amount of education and degrees attained by area of the country) and they're the ones who keep the stupid ideologues from running roughshod over what most of us hold dear.  Not only that, but most of them use the computer all day long, and have for decades.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:26 AM

Hey I didn't get you? The link is just fine. 

Doesn' t work for me either.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:32 AM

My 2 cents...people who use more resources should pay more.

 

If I use more water, electricity, or natural gas than my neighbor, I pay more.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:33 AM

 

I really dont know if this will work, the US government is full of stupid people who probably think a computer is a magic box and the internet is some sort of alien technology far beyond human science.

 

I agree entirely with your first clause, as it's highly uncertain as to whether this effort will work at this juncture.

 

I disagree entirely with your second, having lived in Metro DC for 12 years and knowing a very large number of civil servants.  These are very bright people on the whole (look up the statistics regarding amount of education and degrees attained by area of the country) and they're the ones who keep the stupid ideologues from running roughshod over what most of us hold dear.  Not only that, but most of them use the computer all day long, and have for decades.

 

 

I meant politicians there you know, you know lizard people from outer space as those people sure as heck not from earth :D


Edited by MadmanRB, 13 July 2017 - 12:39 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

I have no idea why the Imgur image link doesn't work for some people. 
As far as the results of the cause are concerned I have another Imgur image here to share, checkout some stats;
https://imgur.com/a/vYVet 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

Another error for imgur. Guess I'm not meant to see your examples.

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