Archive for December 21st, 2010

The FCC’s Totally Convincing Explanation For Leaving Wireless Out Of Sham Net Neutrality “Compromise”

In case there were any remaining doubt that Julius Genachowski is a completely corrupt dishonest bastard, or that the other two Democratic FCC commissioners are spineless jellyfish, check out their laughable explanation for why they gave wireless service providers free rein to block whatever they like:

Further, we recognize that there have been meaningful recent moves toward openness, including the introduction of open operating systems like Android. In addition, we anticipate soon seeing the effects on the market of the openness conditions we imposed on mobile providers that operate on upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum, which includes Verizon Wireless, one of the largest mobile wireless carriers in the U.S.

In light of these considerations, we conclude it is appropriate to take measured steps at this time to protect the openness of the Internet when accessed through mobile broadband.

You see, it’s okay for the telecoms to block or throttle wireless access, because the openness of the Android operating system will magically cancel out any closedness of the spectrum.  Awesome!

I suppose we should be grateful that Genachowski didn’t use the presence of open-source Linux in the wired desktop space to justify a clean sweep.

(Crossposted at MyFDL)

December 21st, 2010 at 07:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Technology,Wankers

Rule Of Law Is For Rubes

Most revealing (and condescending) quote of the day, from an NYT story about the possibility of WikiLeaks releasing damaging material about Bank Of America or some other major financial institution:

[L]egal experts say that if evidence emerged of shady dealings, the biggest problem regulators may face would be explaining to the public why they had not brought charges against a bank.

“The public will often look at the information out of context and not understand,” said Robert A. Mintz, a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at McCarter & English.

Ah yes, those poor dumb ignorant sheep – they still expect criminal activity to be prosecuted.  How naïve!

December 21st, 2010 at 01:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Obama,Quotes,Wankers

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