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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

Soulskill posted about 2 months ago | from the your-tax-dollars-at-buffering dept.

The Internet 194

An anonymous reader writes "Following the FCC's proposal a couple weeks ago to allow an internet fast lane, a group of activists has come up with a fun counterproposal: force the FCC itself into the slow lane and see how they like it. They write, 'Since the FCC seems to have no problem with this idea, I've (through correspondence) gotten access to the FCC's internal IP block, and throttled all connections from the FCC to 28.8kbps modem speeds on the Neocities.org front site, and I'm not removing it until the FCC pays us for the bandwidth they've been wasting instead of doing their jobs protecting us from the "keep America's internet slow and expensive forever" lobby.' The group has published the code snippet that throttles FCC IP addresses, and they encourage other web admins to implement it."

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194 comments

Bwaaaahahahahah! (4, Funny)

whistlingtony (691548) | about 2 months ago | (#46960243)

I love it. :D

Re:Bwaaaahahahahah! (3, Insightful)

Yakasha (42321) | about 2 months ago | (#46961169)

I love it. :D

If ever there was a case of "+1 agree" modding, here it is.

There is absolutely nothing funny about "I love it." unless you're watching Naked Gun... which this is not. Don't mod the story.

That would be me.
I've been swimming in raw sewage.

I love it.

Wow, the Republicans... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960261)

are going to end their lives violently. That is what their kind always does. Their kind is stupid and unable to solve problems intelligently so they always resort to violence. This will end in blood.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (-1, Redundant)

OakDragon (885217) | about 2 months ago | (#46960333)

What thread are you replying to?

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (0, Redundant)

MightyYar (622222) | about 2 months ago | (#46960365)

Head voices. Surprisingly common. Lots of functional people with head voices.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (0, Flamebait)

blue trane (110704) | about 2 months ago | (#46960421)

The one that challenges the Republican views that:money is speech, and since the rich have more money they should get to decide what speech I should listen to.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960471)

The one that challenges the Republican views that:money is speech, and since the rich have more money they should get to decide what speech I should listen to.

As opposed to the Dems who decide that since they have money, the white house, and media they get to decide what speech I should listen to?

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960563)

Yeah, it's hard to find good Republican biased news these days. Haven't heard a thing about Benghazi or the IRS scandal or how much Obama hates America in at least 3 seconds. FUcking dems.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (0, Flamebait)

ganjadude (952775) | about 2 months ago | (#46960873)

you must be watching MSNBC or CNN if you havent heard about those things....

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (4, Insightful)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46960555)

The one that challenges the Republican views that:money is speech, and since the rich have more money they should get to decide what speech I should listen to.

You think the view is exclusive to Republicans? Then you either don't pay enough attention, or you need your head examined.

Remember during the sequester, the Democrat President shut down public access to the White House, but sold access to "donors" at half-a-million a pop. [poorrichardsnews.com]

Not to mention, >8 of the 10 richest Congressional districts are represented by Democrats, [slashdot.org] not to mention the fact that7 of the 10 richest Congresscritters are also Democrats. [go.com]

With apologies to Charles Baudelaire - "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Republicans are the party of the rich."

real bias of the media (4, Informative)

whistlingtony (691548) | about 2 months ago | (#46960829)

Eh. I have to say, yes, the Ds are just as bought as the Rs. But lets get back on track here... There's a perception that the media is biased towards liberals. Ok, and I stretch to call the Ds liberals. But really. Benghazi. Over and Over and Over. Four people lost their lives, it was a tragedy, and it was a mistake... but it's NOT the story it's made out to be. The media is all in when we're talking about Benghazi though, and where's the real reporting instead of just parroting talking points?

Where were the congressional hearings when we started a war in Iraq on faulty intelligence? Four people lost their lives? Try thousands of our troops and hundreds of thousands of civilians. Where's the outcry in the media?

Our media is NOT liberal. They are corporate conglomerates, who parrot what they are told.

Snowden? Benghazi? Troops coming home in caskets? Oil spills? mines collapsing? Our media are tools, and they say what they're told to say. Liberal bias my ass. They have a corporate bias.

Re:real bias of the media (4, Insightful)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46961111)

Can't honestly say I disagree with anything you've said here. Any apparent bias between the different 'news' agencies seems to be purely for show, and achieves nothing but furthering divisions among us.

Just like Lincoln warned us about.

Re:real bias of the media (0)

RollingThunder (88952) | about 2 months ago | (#46961583)

I wouldn't say "the media is all in... about Benghazi". _FOX NEWS_ is all in. The other media outlets don't seem to care about Benghazi anymore.

Wake up and smell the ducats, peons.... (3, Insightful)

TiggertheMad (556308) | about 2 months ago | (#46960897)

The whole Red vs Blue thing is missing the boat completely. You can bitch about Republicans all you want, but the problem is the Rich vs. Poor and both deomocons and republicrats are pandering to the wealthy. The only real difference I see is that Republicans are a touch racist on top of everything else. Doesn't matter what side of the ticket you punch in November, we are living in a plutocracy.

Re:Wake up and smell the ducats, peons.... (0)

John Nemesh (3244653) | about 2 months ago | (#46961071)

When an individual, or small group, control the government, it's called "Fascism". You can label it "plutocracy" or "oligarchy" if you want, but it's fascism, straight up.

Re:Wake up and smell the ducats, peons.... (1, Offtopic)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46961199)

Outward racism seems to be the bailiwick of the Repubs, but that's not to say the Dems are innocent in that regard - Al Sharpton being a prime example, and I seem to recall a certain former Presidential candidate who was caught making disparaging remarks about Midwestern white folks, and how we 'cling to [our] guns and religion.'

Same deal with the poor - rhetoric-wise, it appears that Repubs don't care about uplifting people out of poverty, but one has to wonder; if the ultra-wealthy Democrats really cared about helping the poor, why don't they ever reach into their own deep pockets? Claiming to donate to some organization that spends 80% on 'administrative costs' might be good election year politics, but it achieves fuck-all in regards to helping America's impoverished.

Re:Wake up and smell the ducats, peons.... (-1)

RandomFactor (22447) | about 2 months ago | (#46961229)

While I'm not a fan of either of the two major parties (quite the contrary), the Rs are generally speaking more colorblind. That's that's the opposite of racism.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (4, Insightful)

Nyder (754090) | about 2 months ago | (#46961139)

The one that challenges the Republican views that:money is speech, and since the rich have more money they should get to decide what speech I should listen to.

You think the view is exclusive to Republicans? Then you either don't pay enough attention, or you need your head examined.

Remember during the sequester, the Democrat President shut down public access to the White House, but sold access to "donors" at half-a-million a pop. [poorrichardsnews.com]

Not to mention, >8 of the 10 richest Congressional districts are represented by Democrats, [slashdot.org] not to mention the fact that7 of the 10 richest Congresscritters are also Democrats. [go.com]

With apologies to Charles Baudelaire - "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Republicans are the party of the rich."

What does it matter? Both parties serve the corporations.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46961357)

What does it matter? Both parties serve the corporations.

True, but it matters because not everyone knows or believes that; even here on Slashdot, there's a fair amount of folks living in denial, who insist that one half of the One Party is somehow less evil/avaricious/etc than the other, by virtue of what members of that half have said. Thus, I feel it's important to point out when their actions counter their words, so maybe a fraction of the delusional who read this will realize their mistake, and stop making it.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (1)

jmkaza (173878) | about 2 months ago | (#46961185)

With apologies to Charles Baudelaire - "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that Democrats are a party of lazy leaches."

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46961365)

I fail to see the relevance of that comment, care to expound?

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (5, Insightful)

Yakasha (42321) | about 2 months ago | (#46961313)

The one that challenges the Republican views that:money is speech, and since the rich have more money they should get to decide what speech I should listen to.

Republican view? I'm confused.

Obama, a Democrat, said, “I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over”.
Obama, a Democrat, appointed Tom Wheeler, former cable & wireless lobbyist, to chair the FCC.
A democrat controlled Senate confirmed Tom Wheeler as the FCC chairman.
Tom Wheeler proposes the fast lane.

If you're going to spew partisan demagoguery, at least post it on a story it applies to.

Re:Wow, the Republicans... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960883)

The stupid troll posts the same stupid comment yet again. What a moron.

Take it a step further (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960277)

Do this for all goverment ip adresses

Re:Take it a step further (4, Insightful)

PPH (736903) | about 2 months ago | (#46961329)

Political party IP addresses. Just before campain donation season.

Re:Take it a step further (4, Insightful)

ganjadude (952775) | about 2 months ago | (#46961339)

Id go further, Find out the residential lists of all congressmen and limit their home bandwidth. I can bet you things would change if obamas kids cant watch netflix

Re:Take it a step further (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961513)

Why just government ip addresses? I think it'd be much more effective to throttle all of Comcast's address space and add a banner making it clear that Comcast is trying to double dip and get paid twice for internet they have already sold you and to be extra nice and helpful Comcast's 1-800 # for support.

Pron (5, Funny)

Tokolosh (1256448) | about 2 months ago | (#46960281)

This will only have its intended effect if adopted by all porn sites.

So now you know what porn is good for.

Re:Pron (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960327)

Please pass this onto stoya and kink.com please!

Re:Pron (4, Insightful)

Thud457 (234763) | about 2 months ago | (#46960427)

They really need to implement the banner injection mentioned. Make it CRYSTAL clear to these dipshits why their connection is slow.

Re:Pron (1, Insightful)

bleh-of-the-huns (17740) | about 2 months ago | (#46960569)

You do realize that the FCC has thousands of employees. And that you just called them all dipshits, over the rules created by the FCC leadership, which was appointed and installed by various politicians...

That makes you a asshole. How about you tone down on the generalizations. I'm all for throttling the FCC, but direct the anger where it is due

Re:Pron (1)

anagama (611277) | about 2 months ago | (#46960605)

It is appropriate to criticize the lowest janitor of any organization that does evil. What would the CEOs/Directors/Generals/Honchos do if they had nobody to boss? They'd shrivel up and die. Every person who works at the FCC is culpable -- same rules apply to any organized evil.

Re:Pron (4, Insightful)

whistlingtony (691548) | about 2 months ago | (#46960843)

ha! Where do YOU work? Don't be so quick to throw that stone..... It's a rare company these days that can be called anything but parasitic.

Re:Pron (2, Insightful)

Gryle (933382) | about 2 months ago | (#46961027)

Dear God in Heaven, my kingdom for mod points. In a world with so many conflicting moral paradigms, any person on the planet has probably done evil in the sight of some other person on the planet. I'll re-state GPs logic with a few changes. "It is appropriate to criticize the lowest citizen of any country that does evil. What would the Presidents/Prime Minister's/Dictators/Generals/ do if they had nobody to boss? They'd shrivel up and die. Every person who lives in [America / The British Empire / The Roman Empire / The Soviet Union / Iran / Saudia Arabia] is culpable -- same rules apply to any organized evil."

Re:Pron (2)

Tokolosh (1256448) | about 2 months ago | (#46960685)

Indeed, all the employees "just following orders."

Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles..... (0)

TiggertheMad (556308) | about 2 months ago | (#46960945)

...waiting for the 'Good Germans' line so we can just Goodwin this tread and all go home...

Re:Pron (3, Interesting)

pla (258480) | about 2 months ago | (#46960923)

You do realize that the FCC has thousands of employees. And that you just called them all dipshits, over the rules created by the FCC leadership, which was appointed and installed by various politicians...

Did you choose where you currently work, or did someone pull you out of your home at gunpoint and command you to do job X?

When someone choses to work for incompetent dipshits, it doesn't really reflect well on their own level of genius.

Re:Pron (4, Insightful)

meerling (1487879) | about 2 months ago | (#46960961)

In this current economy with crap for job prospects, as long as they aren't breaking the law, the clear and real threat of starvation and homelessness is a pretty damn effective 'gun' to your head.

Re:Pron (1)

Gryle (933382) | about 2 months ago | (#46961063)

Alright genius, where do you work for? Better yet, where do you live? Has your government done anything you're not proud of? Comitted any acts you call evil? You chose to pay taxes didn't you? Obviously choosing to give financial support to a government that does things you don't agree with makes you an evil person.

Re:Pron (1)

pla (258480) | about 2 months ago | (#46961545)

Alright genius, where do you work for?

For a privately owned company that helps keep people warm in the winter. My conscience can live with that.


Has your government done anything you're not proud of? Comitted any acts you call evil? You chose to pay taxes didn't you?

No, actually, I don't. I submit to taxation only under duress, the threat of Government Guns appearing on my doorstep. I actively oppose the majority of US foreign policy, and consider the government in its current form as little more than an occupying entity entirely hostile to both the constitution and the founding principles of my country.


Any more questions?

Re:Pron (1)

coinreturn (617535) | about 2 months ago | (#46961571)

So when the bosses of your company do something assholish, you immediately quit?

Re:Pron (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960925)

Relax. All he said was "these dipshits" which in my mind refers to the collection of dipshits that are involved in the ruling, not necessarily all employees of the FCC.

Re:Pron (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | about 2 months ago | (#46961075)

You do realize that the FCC has thousands of employees. And that you just called them all dipshits, over the rules created by the FCC leadership, which was appointed and installed by various politicians...

That makes you a asshole. How about you tone down on the generalizations. I'm all for throttling the FCC, but direct the anger where it is due

Given that they're a government body, I'd say that's a fair assessment.

Re:Pron (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961173)

Would it Godwin this thread to say you could say the same thing about Nazis?

Sorry but "I was following orders" doesn't mean you get a pass.

Re:Pron (5, Informative)

Yakasha (42321) | about 2 months ago | (#46961417)

over the rules created by the FCC leadership, which was appointed and installed by various politicians...

No. They were all appointed by Obama [fcc.gov] .

Tom Wheeler, Chairman, appointed by: Obama; November 2013
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2013 and June 2009
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2012
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2012
Michael O'Reilly, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; August 2013

Re:Pron (4, Interesting)

Mr D from 63 (3395377) | about 2 months ago | (#46960491)

How about doing it to all campaign sites for anyone who supports it?

Re:Pron (1)

davydagger (2566757) | about 2 months ago | (#46960761)

what if central internel providers and hosting companies started doing this.

we could block them off the net

NeoCities? (4, Insightful)

OverlordQ (264228) | about 2 months ago | (#46960285)

Who the heck is that?

IOW: Some group nobody has heard of, throttled the FCCs connection speed to a site they'll never visit.

Re:NeoCities? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960561)

I think the point is, they are are showing other folks how to do this, and that they should all implement this.

Re:NeoCities? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960581)

and tried to create a story on /. to try and get more visitors since they haven't been successful in getting people to visit their website in the year since it's creation...

This is 100% a publicity grab and nothing else even remotely close. Hopefully /. is sending a rather large invoice for advertising.

Re:NeoCities? (4, Insightful)

digitalPhant0m (1424687) | about 2 months ago | (#46960595)

That's the site that getting free advertising via Slashdot.

Re:NeoCities? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960615)

You've missed the point. The idea is that others should follow suit.

Re:NeoCities? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960769)

Its the new geocities, silly. The new shit.

Re:NeoCities? (1)

Type44Q (1233630) | about 2 months ago | (#46960777)

Some group nobody has heard of, throttled the FCCs connection speed to a site they'll never visit.

We've heard of 'em now, haven't we?? (Nice attempt to focus on the messenger instead of the message, by the way...)

Slashdot needs to do the same (4, Insightful)

sinij (911942) | about 2 months ago | (#46960297)

Slashdot needs to do the same!

Re:Slashdot needs to do the same (1)

gQuigs (913879) | about 2 months ago | (#46960343)

That's one way to increase the FCC's productivity..

We all need to do the same (5, Funny)

davecb (6526) | about 2 months ago | (#46960401)

If ip in set(FCC) {
... permanently overprint "Welcome to your new, non-neutral, net"
... speed = slow
}
else {
... for 10 seconds overprint "We're slowing the FCC, you should too"
... speed = fast
}

Re:Slashdot needs to do the same (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960559)

Naw, just make them use beta all the time.

Re:Slashdot needs to do the same (4, Funny)

sinij (911942) | about 2 months ago | (#46960729)

This is just too cruel.

Re:Slashdot needs to do the same (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960621)

Slashdot needs to shunt the Beta.

Re:Slashdot needs to do the same (1)

Dishwasha (125561) | about 2 months ago | (#46961007)

I think more importantly we need to investigate what IP blocks the FCC chairman and other VIPs in the FCC use at their houses and tarpit those as well. You know, make sure the point really hits home.

Finally, Someone With Some Gonads. (2)

zenlessyank (748553) | about 2 months ago | (#46960309)

Make them use those old telegraph wires for calls too!!!

CloudFlare could make this actually hurt. (4, Interesting)

fsterman (519061) | about 2 months ago | (#46960321)

I think CloudFlare and some of the other big CDN's would need to add this as an optional feature before it got big enough to matter. I just don't see Google adopting this.

Wikipedia OTOH....

Remember the SOPA/PIPA protests? (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960437)

 
Remember the SOPA/PIPA protests - Google actually participated in that one.
I could see someone like NYtimes, Washington Post, CNN.com or other media sites briefly doing this kind of stunt. Grandpa wouldn't be affected, unless he visited their sites from FCC HQ.

Do it to Congress instead (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960323)

Maybe something will actually get done about the issue.

Re:Do it to Congress instead (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | about 2 months ago | (#46960635)

Oh my... yes, this! It's too bad my mod points expired.

Re:Do it to Congress instead (1)

omems (1869410) | about 2 months ago | (#46960825)

Do those old gasbags use the internet? See: a series of tubes.

Re:Do it to Congress instead (4, Insightful)

borcharc (56372) | about 2 months ago | (#46960891)

This should be done to the entire US goverment, not just the FCC or congress.

Perfectly Splendid (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960353)

I love this idea. It's a great demonstration. Unfortunately, I can see the police getting involved but what are they going to do, pull a gun on you and tell you to change it?

limit_rate (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960355)

I never knew nginx had a "limit_rate" config command. Finally learned something useful on Slashdot! :-)

Re:limit_rate (1)

psyclone (187154) | about 2 months ago | (#46960661)

But does the syntax even work? ~* seems to be a string operator matching the $remote_addr to a CIDR notation subnet. Will nginx match that properly?

Nice! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960367)

Now if google, netflix, and a few other big players would also implement this, I think we'd see some real entertainment.

This gets an official (1, Redundant)

azav (469988) | about 2 months ago | (#46960379)

"Holy crap" comment from me.

Jeebus.

That's amazing.

"Internet Terrorism" (5, Insightful)

leftism11 (177941) | about 2 months ago | (#46960381)

I expect that The Government will brand such actions as "domestic Internet terrorism". Off to Gitmo!

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960439)

"Cyberterrorism"... sounds scarier.

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960499)

"Cyberterrorism"... sounds scarier.

Considering that "cyber" has been taken over to be a sexual term, they might think it is some sort of BDSM play.

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 months ago | (#46960603)

"Cyberterrorism"... sounds scarier.

Considering that "cyber" has been taken over to be a sexual term, they might think it is some sort of BDSM play.

Think you've got that backwards, mate. I haven't heard/seen someone use "cyber" as a sexual reference in a solid decade, whereas it seems to be the government's new favorite militaristic buzzword (cyberterrorism, cyberdefenses, cyberoffenses, cyberborders, et.al.)

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (1)

nine-times (778537) | about 2 months ago | (#46960975)

Good point. I suspect that when people hear the term "cyber-terrorism", somewhere in their subconscious or unconscious, they imagine terminator-like cyborgs with bombs strapped to their chests. Or something like that.

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (4, Funny)

greg1104 (461138) | about 2 months ago | (#46961017)

The FCC is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, unless you slow it to modem speeds.

Re:"Internet Terrorism" (1, Funny)

PPH (736903) | about 2 months ago | (#46961289)

Cyberterrorism

Well, it has my PC shaking with fear.

No, wait. That's just a bad power supply fan. Never mind.

Because the FCC cares about his shitty little page (0, Redundant)

Chas (5144) | about 2 months ago | (#46960423)

As pointless as a pencil after stabbing a belt sander.

The only thing that's going to make these bastards stop is hitting them in the money, or hitting them. Period.

Outside of that, they don't give a fuck.

Re:Because the FCC cares about his shitty little p (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960481)

I don't think the goal is to only throttle the one site, but to start a movement where websites all over the internet, including ones that those on the FCC do frequent, all do this.. so that they feel the effect.

Re:Because the FCC cares about his shitty little p (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961053)

exactly how many websites do you believe the FCC needs to access to do their job (not for leisure) that would implement this?

Re:Because the FCC cares about his shitty little p (1)

mythosaz (572040) | about 2 months ago | (#46961531)

Exactly one, as long as it's the one that someone important over there surfs.

Re:Because the FCC cares about his shitty little p (1)

Dishwasha (125561) | about 2 months ago | (#46960881)

I'm going to use your simile as my #2 rule on posting to /.

Brilliant! (1)

DaMattster (977781) | about 2 months ago | (#46960453)

This is absolutely brilliant! It would be even cooler if this could be done surreptitiously to FCC public servers.

FCC Executives? (1)

HaeMaker (221642) | about 2 months ago | (#46960553)

Really? Dealing with some geniuses here.

IPV4 Address Blocks (3, Interesting)

mt1104 (3462603) | about 2 months ago | (#46960573)

The FCC appears to have quite a large allocation there. One of those blocks give them 2^16 addresses.

"There ought to be a law"... Really?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46960591)

This proposal is to act like dicks until there is a law against acting like dicks? Do you really want Congress or the FCC mulling what you do with your bandwidth? Whether it is spammers, port scanners, spiders, scrapers, more assholes you don't like, do you think that TPTB are going to pass a law that only affects the big ISPs who will be having no part of these effing antics?

Seriously?! Assuming this protest is noticed, it could only have the affect of stiffling everybody. Everybody but the big players with layers of lawyers to protect themselves.

Start up another ribbon campaign if it means that much. Maybe it can speed-test info graphic of sorts, like a radiation badge, that shows whether or not the users' connects are good and fast.

Re:"There ought to be a law"... Really?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961047)

We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild are pussies. And Kim Jong Il is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate - and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves... because pussies are an inch and half away from ass holes. I don't know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don't let us fuck this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!

lets do this on border gateways (3, Insightful)

davydagger (2566757) | about 2 months ago | (#46960871)

Look, this is /. I know a few of you work at ISPs that work on Tier1/2 networks. I say take this to the hole.

put these rules where they belong, on routers in the center of the internet. make some for Time Warner too, because its their idiot lacky who made them(tom wheeler).

At least a few of you have to work for the internet in some capacity.

Re:lets do this on border gateways (1)

robot256 (1635039) | about 2 months ago | (#46961477)

At least a few of you have to work for the internet in some capacity.

Unfortunately, most of those that do would like to continue doing so. But nice try!

if you really want their attention... (1)

Lead Butthead (321013) | about 2 months ago | (#46960895)

throttle the family of fcc top dogs. that'll get them to change their tune real fast.

Throttling? (1)

Peter L. Berghold (3639725) | about 2 months ago | (#46960951)

Now I have to figure out a way to do this in IPTables. :-D

What a great ad for a site I've never heard of. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961011)

This smells of an advertising campaign. I've never heard of the site and I bet FCC hasn't either.

Free advertising.

Priceless (2)

WaffleMonster (969671) | about 2 months ago | (#46961031)

Pure brilliance I love it. Never occurred to me .. even if it only has sentimental effect.

Re:Priceless (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961217)

There's no "if" about it. It's a feel good measure and nothing more. Maybe 10000 will read about this. 1000 of those will have their own sites. 100 may actually even do it. None of those sites ever get more hits from outside sources than the hits it gets from the admin just checking to make sure the site is still there.
 
Do you really think Dice would let Slashdot do this? No one of note is actually going to be bothered into doing this.
 
Just another Slashdot fantasy of how we're fighting the power as we continue to feed real money to the same entities that we claim we hate.... and feed money to entities we should hate but our fanboism blinds us to the reality of it all.

YUO FAIL IT. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961257)

LEFs have to watch anything suspected of child prn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#46961315)

My son just said there is a regulation that LEFs have to watch ALL of any file with a title suggesting it is child porn, and that he has seen discussions of what kind of movies we could force the FBI, etc. to watch. If you include some heavy breathing on the sound track, they would have to listen to it also, no way to speed that up very much, and the music could be something they hate.

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