they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
i do not approve in the slightest
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
Frickin Frack this is important, please sign!
Oh what the fuck.
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
It is very possible, after today, for the internet to be separated into tiers, like cable, forcing you to pay extra to access certain sites. The world wide web won’t be so world wide if you can’t access certain sites because you don’t want to pay an extra $50 to access it.
It was revealed a little while ago that there is a new 35 ton humanoid light mech in the works. For the fun of it, I decided to take a stab at creating an MWO concept version of what I think that mech might be. So, without any further ado, I give to you my take on the Panther.
"Without a net neutrality requirement, service providers could turn internet connections into a toll road, charging companies like Netflix or Google extra money to deliver their packets with a higher priority than others. This, in turn, could also slow down the loading of sites that couldn’t or refused to pay. The biggest fear is a "cable-ization" of the internet, where certain internet providers only provide service to certain sites, in much the way that cable channels are packaged and sold separately."
Forgive me for posting political things instead of art, but the apparent end of net neutrality is probably something online artists and their creative ilk ought to at least be aware of (if not irate about). While I don’t mean to be hyperbolic (immediate sweeping changes aren’t likely) there’s some worrisome potential here for major ISPs to bleed parti-colored shades of dreadful all over the free and open internet as we know it.
For instance, as a denizen of a non-neutral internet, access to certain sites and services could be cut off or limited by your provider, depending on what sort of access package you’re willing to pay for. As a freelancer, independent innovator, or start up entrepreneur, you could be left in the lurch with limited traffic if you aren’t in a position to pay providers to grant their customers free, open access to your site (as large online corporate entities might be expected to do).
It might not make all or any difference, but if the vaporization of net neutrality doesn’t sit well with you, consider petitioning the FCC to fix its error and reinstate it correctly this time.
We are writing to report that the mission was a partial success. The ComStar database has been breached, though only for a very limited time. We followed our operation directives flawlessly but only managed to get a few files before ComStar tracked us and severed connection.
We are sending the files and directories that we obtained from the database. A lot of files were corrupted when our connection was broken. We are not sure if there is any significance to these photos, but hopefully they will give us a clue to what is going on in the Periphery states since ComStar has been so secretive and tight-lipped about it.
Hopefully now we will get to go back home tæ█╪é...