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      New members, please read this!!   03/02/17

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  1. Wizard Cops

    Officer Crowley approves.
  2. TableTop Simulator - GAME NIGHT

    I will def join, its a lot of fun.
  3. Mayweather v McGregor

    Well, I've seen him knock out people with straights, uppercuts and hooks, he also doesn't seem to have a preference of the side he delivers those, so I disagree ^^
  4. Mayweather v McGregor

    I'd say McGregor, but that is mostly because I watch MMA, I don't really watch boxing matches. Like @NooWhammy said, McGregor has some vicious punches, if he is able to connect them he will probably have a good chance of winning.
  5. Save the open internet #FreeInternet

    They laid their own lines and get paid by their subscribers for a service, connection to the Internet. Now they want more money, because their subscribers actually use their Bandwidth once in a while? Yes, that seems odd to me. "Do you have a source of this double dipping?" Corrected my sentence. "The carrier would not only impose limits on netflix & co but also on their own subscribers and in my opinion that's 10 times worse." Yes, netflix paid, who will be the next company? Twitch? Maybe Youtube? What if they won't be able to agree or a ISP demands too much, because they have a better deal with a different company? Then they will throttle these services for a few million people? Let's say I pay for 120 Mbit but twitch will be buffering because my ISP owns the lines and they decide what they allow to go through and what they don't? Nah, I rather pay more for my Internet.
  6. Save the open internet #FreeInternet

    I really can't think of any reason why you would disagree here. Your argument "lay your own lines" is like saying "pave your own road" if you want to open a business. You do realize the implications of that, right? Netflix decides to lay it's own lines next to ISP lines because they are getting throttled. Then google decides to lay their own lines to be more independent. Then the 5th 6th, ... 10th company decides to lay their own lines and they all lie side by side. "I asked earlier why Google would be rolling out their own infrastructure if carrier lines were public," You answered that yourself, Google is rolling their own infrastructure because as of right now carrier lines are still not considered public. And that is what this whole debate is about. "why wouldn't the carrier impose limits" The carrier is not only imposing limits on netflix & co but also on their own subscribers and in my opinion that's 10 times worse.
  7. Save the open internet #FreeInternet

    Well, I really didn't want to dig deeper into that matter, research takes time and I didn't have much lately. Referring your private conversation (No idea why you both start discussing privately): @Tech The statement, the Telecommunication Act of 1996 wouldn't say anything about Broadband is not completely true. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-110/pdf/STATUTE-110-Pg56.pdf "SEC. 706 Advanced Telecommunications Incentives" is applied by the FCC when it comes to Broadband Internet. I know it isn't very clear, because it doesn't specifically say "The Internet". The FCC has a yearly budget that it is given out to companies like Verizon or AT&T to expand broadband Internet to rural areas. Example: AT&T got a contract from the FCC to expand broadband Internet to 2.2 million customers in their area for $428 million of annual funds. It's a six year plan, so AT&T will get $2.568 billion in funds of a total budget of $9 billion for 6 years. At the same time it allocates $4.5 billion annually to make broadband Internet more affordable in high cost areas. https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-335080A1.pdf Referring your statement, Net neutrality only came up, after Netflix started it's content-production industry is also false. The debate about Net Neutrality had it's first high around 2008-2010 when Comcast was throttling P2P connections like used by BitTorrent. In 2008 Comcast and BitTorrent came to an agreement and Comcast settled the Case for $16 million. The FCC's cease-and-desist against Comcast was denied. In January 2014 Verizon sued the government and challenged the FCC regulations designed to implement net neutrality. At the same time ISP's like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T were milking Netflix for better Streaming connection to their subscribers, that also contradicts your statement, Netflix wouldn't pay anything and uses the infrastructure for free. February 23, 2014 Comcast https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/business/media/comcast-and-netflix-reach-a-streaming-agreement.html April 28, 2014 Verizon http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/technology/netflix-verizon/ July 30, 2014 AT&T http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/30/technology/att-netflix/index.html And that is the future we are looking at. Big companies like Netflix/Hulu/Youtube will be able to forge such agreements. Any small competitors won't have the resources to do that so ISP's could effectively prevent competition from even occurring, last I checked, that is against everything capitalism and the free market stands for.
  8. Cops, fail roleplay?

    If a person get's incapacitated they aren't "killed" there is no New Life Rule, only if you want to kill off your character you can. That means an incapacitated Police Officer is exactly that, incapacitated, even if you shoot them 20 times with a shotgun. Real life Police Officers give as much information as they can, even if they were wounded by gunfire, so as long as you don't RP taking their Radio they can RP calling out as much information as they can on the radio because they aren't dead. That also means you probably got charged with Attempted Murder of an LEO, because the only time you get charged with the actual Murder of an LEO is when you kill NPC Police Officers. (In theory a LEO can declare his character dead if he wants to, but that is very unlikely to happen, because it takes a lot of time and effort to become a Police Officer in the first place)
  9. Save the open internet #FreeInternet

    You are comparing Apples and Oranges. All these companies don't get subsidies just because it's fun to spend tax money. A lot of that money goes to the companies, so they don't transfer sites to a cheaper location somewhere in South America. They are not "bound" by the tax money, but if they transfer all their sites anyway they stop getting subsidies. Makes sense, right? ISP's have a much more important task (In my opinion) then building Smartphones or sugaring water. They get the task to expand the Infrastructure and of all the Infrastructure there is I think the Internet would be quite high on the importance scale. So to wrap it up, when AT&T gets 3 billion in tax money to expand the bandwidth, they are obligated to do so. If they don't, they will have to pay the money back and/or stop taking tax money. With the change, where the ISP's can start taxing Netflix and co. they will get money for the bandwidth they already built with tax payers money while taking the tax payers freedom to watch whatever site they want how fast they want. Also, there is few competition in many parts of the country, because most of the time the tax money goes to a company to expand the bandwidth in a certain area, that means millions of people won't be able to switch to different ISP's if theirs decides to throttle a website they use. I'm actually baffled that anyone could be fine with that.
  10. Save the open internet #FreeInternet

    I fundamentally disagree with this statement. I'm not from the USA but after some research I found out that the ISP's, just like they do in Europe get tax subsidies. That fact in my eyes doesn't give ISP's "free reign". If they want the bandwidth to be "theirs", they would have to pay back all the tax subsidies they got for the expansion of said bandwidth. But right now, they are absolutely bound to the tax payers and have to be held accountable if they act against their will, and I am very sure, giving up net neutrality is.
  11. I have most games that I want already, there are only a few games that I'd like to purchase if they go on sale. PU's Battlegrounds, maybe, if it's a good deal. Homeworld Remastered, would be great if they put it on sale. And I'll also keep an eye on some older games that were put on steam from the late 90s early 2000s. Probably not gonna spend much money this year tho.
  12. "Take-Two vs. Modding"

    Lets wait and see. There is no official statement from T2 and we haven't seen the C&D yet. With the new attention to GTA5 it could be a troll writing C&D letters. The last official statement I read from a Rockstar/T2 was that SP modding is fine with them so I don't see how OpenIV would be in violation of that. It's just a tool for modding.
  13. Anthem

    Saw the trailer on stream, the game looks very nice. Hopefully they learn from mistakes other similar coop games made *cough Evolve *cough
  14. The Mists Shift On The Horizon

    Welcome to the community. Happy that you want to give it a try.
  15. Me, as a huge Sci-Fi, Space Sim fan, have to agree. The interest for Space in general seem to have dropped a lot in the past 15 years. I hope Star Citizen (if it will be released in my lifetime) will also encourage more devs to consider making Space games.
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