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Jul 27 2009, 04:08 AM (Post #1)
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By Brian Heller
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Telecommunications giant AT&T has taken a leap of blind faith in censoring the internet. Members of Chan community 4chan.org reported losing access to /b/ and /r9k/, two popular image boards to the underground source of internet culture and memes.


I suppose, since it's my own crappy journalism, I really don't need to comment on it right away.

This post has been edited by Billy Mays: Jul 27 2009, 04:10 AM
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Jul 30 2009, 02:19 PM (Post #16)
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QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Jul 30 2009, 08:31 AM)
wrong form of the word, there.

You were looking to either say,

"4chan is kind of douchebagish anyhow"

or,

"4chan commits acts of douchebaggery"

D-Baggery is a noun, like the word effrontery, that is the noun of a specific instance of a verb.

just felt like correcting you, on account of the fact that I am f*cking awesome.
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Now, I may be recalling Latinate syntax, but can one not say that one noun 'is' another noun and imply adjectival or adverbial metaphor?

Taxation is burglary; Google is awesomeness, e.g.
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Jul 30 2009, 02:22 PM (Post #17)
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Ha. The urban dictionary page of douchebaggery. So true.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=douchebaggery
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Jul 30 2009, 04:04 PM (Post #18)
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QUOTE (orisikon @ Jul 30 2009, 05:08 AM)
This would require government intervention to force corporations to guarantee unfettered internet access at high speeds, because it would be impossible to depend on the beneficence of companies otherwise, which isn't always a guarantee.

While they promise connection to "the internet" it is also part of their agreement that they may block access to websites that harm their image, etc.

Do corporations have the responsibility to guarantee access to child pornography? Because it is the 'internet,' regardless of outside regulations or the company's personal feelings...or does that just happen to be something we "all agree on"?  And what about the craigslist men seeking ____ sections, with about half the posts being blatant prostitution ads? Should that be blocked, or left alone?...that violates laws.

"Retribution" makes it sound moral or right. What they planned to do was fraudulent. If anyone in the 'real world' propagated a rumor like that it would be significant prison time, because it unfairly damages a stock.

Why are people who run/frequent websites so righteous that they defy all laws, rules of economics, civilization's institutions...even though the very hardware they use, the cable lines/satellite connections/radar/whatever else they use to connect are the direct products of decades of capitalist ingenuity based on copyrights, competition, tough luck, and fair play?

And to respond to the post above yours (I'm trying to recall this from memory), there is "no competition" well then maybe the only solution to this dilemma would in fact be a government-controlled internet, especially if everyone in the country is 'entitled' to high-speed internet by virtue of it existing at all? 

This was a platform of the Democratic party from the mid-1990's until it kind of died off in the last few years. But the new Dem senator, Al Franken, is leading the push for internet entitlement, to ensure that all corners of the country have access to cheap, high-speed internet that doesn't block anything.

I can't even begin to describe the problems with that.
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I just can't wait till Clearwire's WiMax towers go online across the nation.
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