EC: I don't have to "justify" my human right to not breathe tobacco fumes. You smokers always fixate on your "rights", at the expense of everyone's rights. Unless you smoke inside your home, you can't stay completely away from other people. Unless you're Robinson Crusoe and even he had his man Friday. Are you Robinson Crusoe?
March 4, 2015 at 3:20pm
“Another user said the door’s creator should equip it to open at the word “mellon,” the Elfish word for “friend” as it does in the movie.”
What? Maybe I’m wrong, but I seem to remember (in the movie) the word was “bell-lot” or something similar.
It is definitely "mellon," but it does kind of sound like "bell-lot" when Gandalf says it, I suppose :P
 February 28, 2015 at 3:22pm
No. They are getting their foot in the door for taxation (and more) in the future.
This is how it starts.
 February 27, 2015 at 2:44pm
R.I.P. Mr Spock.
 February 27, 2015 at 2:41pm
Honestly, I just don’t understand why so many people refuse to wear a seat-belt. We have many accidents every year here in Colorado with people not wearing seat-belts. Usually, they get ejected and die.
I remember back when seat-belts were very uncomfortable and were always tight. That isn’t the case anymore.
 February 27, 2015 at 2:03am
““No one will ever believe that both your hard drive and mine crashed within a week of each other.””
I certainly didn’t. Most of the time, hard drives don’t completely fail to where you can’t read them. Usually, they just start slowly losing data as sectors go bad.
However, hard drives can become completely damaged beyond being able to read them by a very hard impact.
Does this mean that ISPs must now allow botnet and DDOS traffic?
What…you supporters didn’t think of those things? That’s because you don’t know jack about the internet. It wouldn’t surprise me if those mindless democrat zombies at the FCC didn’t include exemptions for such things.
Unless we (myself top o the list) do something else, besides sitting here, typing....
Yep. And no one will do a thing about it. Least of all the Republicans.
Give me a break! The President has not broken any laws, If he did there plenty of well funded right wing groups that would file a law suit immediately. This just another right wing lie that is repeated over and over with no bases in fact.
February 25, 2015 at 4:01pm
“Each node (neighborhood) has a limited number of channels (connection channels not TV channels). Most nodes have plenty of channels for the area they service. But when you select a TV channel using your cable box, it requests that TV channel from the cable company and takes up one of those connection channels with the node.”
I don’t know where you got that, but it doesn’t work that way. All of the channels are there all the time. The only thing that gets checked is what subscription (package) you have – which determines what channels you can view. It’s all done in the box.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:57pm
…And look at the number of people that don’t know what really happened with Netflix and Comcast…
February 25, 2015 at 3:56pm
“But being against “Net Neutrality” is just plain dumb. Net Neutrality prohibits an ISP like Comcast from saying, “Hey, you know what, you’re going to have to pay us more money to access The Blaze. Don’t like it? Tough!””
They don’t so this and they aren’t going to start. This is a fear tactic and I see that it’s working.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:47pm
“The document is hidden..and you think its all good????”
No. I’m against this. My livelihood depends on a free and open internet.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:34pm
“Instead of just telling me how wrong I am, why not correct me instead?”
OK, but ONE time only. I already did this in the other thread, which you were a part of.
1) Netflix didn’t want to pay Comcast to connect to the proper infrastructure (larger pipes) in order to have enough bandwidth for their streaming data. Unfortunately, Cogent (a peer provider – “middle man”) had to throttle it’s traffic because their network nodes were being flooded by Netlix’s traffic. You either do that or wait for the server to crash.
This was purely a business issue between Comcast and Netflix. Finally, an agreement was made and Netlix is now paying for the proper connections. So called “Net Neutrality” would not have resolved this issue and the Comcast/Neflix business dispute is being used to promote unnecessary government intrusion into the internet.
2) Websites are pretty cheap. Usually, you can pay by the year. You choose a “package” and can determine how much bandwidth you need. As long as you can afford to pay for the website, it will remain operational. There is no “mom and pop websites won’t be able to compete and will go under.” Even if your business website is losing money hand-over-fist, as long as you can pay for the site it will stay up.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:20pm
“In truth, no private company would have been capable of developing a project like the Internet…”
That’s an opinion piece and it’s actually wrong. Ethernet IS the basis of the internet, Without it, there is no internet.
Look, we can go back and forth on this all day if ya’ want, but it’s getting old already.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:05pm
“Yes, it was. Maybe not in so many words, but the internet was created thanks in massive part to funding and research provided by the United States government. ”