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Suck my fat one Lachance. Remember that time I thought about emailing you and asking for an autograph? You never sent me anything. Nothing at all. You should have KNOWN, Wheaton. You should have KNOWN without me telling you. Jerk.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2006 on yep. I'm the asshole. at WWdN: In Exile
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Suck my fat one Lachance. Remember that time I thought about emailing you and asking for an autograph? You never sent me anything. Nothing at all. You should have KNOWN, Wheaton. You should have KNOWN without me telling you. Jerk.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2006 on yep. I'm the asshole. at WWdN: In Exile
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Getting a grape Nehi at Ken Brown's store and walking the traks back to my Grandmother's house. Fishing in the Bayou with my friends, laughing at a dick joke and convinced that boat with a big hole in it we found was gonna get fixed up and it would be ours (it never was). Running like mad in the dark of night playing flashlight tag and falling in a ditch filled with cold water and bugs. Yeah, Wil, I know what you're saying.
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Getting a grape Nehi at Ken Brown's store and walking the traks back to my Grandmother's house. Fishing in the Bayou with my friends, laughing at a dick joke and convinced that boat with a big hole in it we found was gonna get fixed up and it would be ours (it never was). Running like mad in the dark of night playing flashlight tag and falling in a ditch filled with cold water and bugs. Yeah, Wil, I know what you're saying.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh Wil?
Toggle Commented May 26, 2006 on learn to swim at WWdN: In Exile
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The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh Wil?
Toggle Commented May 26, 2006 on learn to swim at WWdN: In Exile
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HuffPo had a neat bit aobut the origins of Mother's Day today. Stuff I did not know.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2006 on mother's day is tomorrow at WWdN: In Exile
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HuffPo had a neat bit aobut the origins of Mother's Day today. Stuff I did not know.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2006 on mother's day is tomorrow at WWdN: In Exile
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I too won't claim to understand all the issues, but working for an Internet development company that partners with Internet equipment manufacturers, ------------------ You clearly don't understand all the issues. If it was about usage, we wouldn't be complaining nearly as much. But it's not about usage. It's about the right to usage. It's about the corporatization of the net. Making it so only those with the financial clout have the right to be heard. Making it so your mailbox is for sale (AOL is trying to do this now) and all the spam filters in the world won't help you. If they pay to fill your box with shit, it will be full of shit.(dearaol.com) And if you don't pay to send the e-mail? Maybe it will make it there and maybe it won't. Depends on who did pay to get their mail sent. And how much. No, all those miles of cable, all those routers and such are not cheap, but with several million customers paying in their monthly fees, I imagine they're not exactly hurting. You liken it to water or power, but it's not anywhere near to being like that at all. There is a product with water and power. A finite product. One that must be moved through whatever means is unique to that particualr product. They charge everyone who is contracted with them the same amount though. How about if they decide that whoever pays the most gets the water? That's the proposition here. If Dinkleburg across the street pays more than you, he gets to shower that day and you don't. If he pays more to the electric company, they route most of the power to him so your living room lights are dim at best while he's got searchlights blazing in the yard. (Dinkleburg!) The Net is not like water or energy. They're not moving a product. If anything you're renting a spot on the internet the same way you rent an apartment. You pay rent, they pay upkeep. If your air conditioner breaks, they fix it (mine exploded today. It was crazy. Then Juan the maintenance guy came and fixed it. For free. Because I pay rent). If the ISP's were just looking to raise rates to cover costs, there would be some bitching, but it wouldn't be a real issue. That's not what is proposed though. Hell, the right to usage isn't even the question. The to right to equal usage is. Man...that was longwinded. Ever feel like you wasted a perfectly good blog post in a comments section?
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I too won't claim to understand all the issues, but working for an Internet development company that partners with Internet equipment manufacturers, ------------------ You clearly don't understand all the issues. If it was about usage, we wouldn't be complaining nearly as much. But it's not about usage. It's about the right to usage. It's about the corporatization of the net. Making it so only those with the financial clout have the right to be heard. Making it so your mailbox is for sale (AOL is trying to do this now) and all the spam filters in the world won't help you. If they pay to fill your box with shit, it will be full of shit.(dearaol.com) And if you don't pay to send the e-mail? Maybe it will make it there and maybe it won't. Depends on who did pay to get their mail sent. And how much. No, all those miles of cable, all those routers and such are not cheap, but with several million customers paying in their monthly fees, I imagine they're not exactly hurting. You liken it to water or power, but it's not anywhere near to being like that at all. There is a product with water and power. A finite product. One that must be moved through whatever means is unique to that particualr product. They charge everyone who is contracted with them the same amount though. How about if they decide that whoever pays the most gets the water? That's the proposition here. If Dinkleburg across the street pays more than you, he gets to shower that day and you don't. If he pays more to the electric company, they route most of the power to him so your living room lights are dim at best while he's got searchlights blazing in the yard. (Dinkleburg!) The Net is not like water or energy. They're not moving a product. If anything you're renting a spot on the internet the same way you rent an apartment. You pay rent, they pay upkeep. If your air conditioner breaks, they fix it (mine exploded today. It was crazy. Then Juan the maintenance guy came and fixed it. For free. Because I pay rent). If the ISP's were just looking to raise rates to cover costs, there would be some bitching, but it wouldn't be a real issue. That's not what is proposed though. Hell, the right to usage isn't even the question. The to right to equal usage is. Man...that was longwinded. Ever feel like you wasted a perfectly good blog post in a comments section?
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Cable companies may get worse. You saw the news about the Advert Enforcer, yeah, Wil?
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Cable companies may get worse. You saw the news about the Advert Enforcer, yeah, Wil?
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Done Wil. As much as I can. I'll see what I can do about contacting my Representatives in government, but I'm in Texas. Home of Tom Delay. Frankly, they don't give a crap about anything that doesn't come in a canvas bag with a dollar sign stenciled on the side.
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Done Wil. As much as I can. I'll see what I can do about contacting my Representatives in government, but I'm in Texas. Home of Tom Delay. Frankly, they don't give a crap about anything that doesn't come in a canvas bag with a dollar sign stenciled on the side.
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[2] they'd know that if they checked their Becktionary.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on kyle + rosemary at WWdN: In Exile
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[2] they'd know that if they checked their Becktionary.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on kyle + rosemary at WWdN: In Exile
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Ask not for whom the w00t tolls. It tolls for thee.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on finally back to me at WWdN: In Exile
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Ask not for whom the w00t tolls. It tolls for thee.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on finally back to me at WWdN: In Exile
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Couldn't you at least tell us what the part is? Pleeeeeease?
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on busy busy busy at WWdN: In Exile
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Couldn't you at least tell us what the part is? Pleeeeeease?
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2006 on busy busy busy at WWdN: In Exile
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Why not? They already want to ban Harry Potter, pull a scholarly work about the history of manga out of county libraries, make it illegal to own a vibrator, and in the state of Texas the words "conjure" and "imagine" aren't even allowed to be used in school textbooks lest they "conjure" up imagery of "witchcraft." It's one thing at a time. It creeps up. The next thing you know the whole world is safe from sin, but it's also boring as hell.
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Why not? They already want to ban Harry Potter, pull a scholarly work about the history of manga out of county libraries, make it illegal to own a vibrator, and in the state of Texas the words "conjure" and "imagine" aren't even allowed to be used in school textbooks lest they "conjure" up imagery of "witchcraft." It's one thing at a time. It creeps up. The next thing you know the whole world is safe from sin, but it's also boring as hell.
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if I can't say it as well as they can, I don't see the point. ---------------- But you have a voice Wil. You could use it, even if only to link to their blogs when something particularly good or relevant is going on. More people caring about things is good.
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if I can't say it as well as they can, I don't see the point. ---------------- But you have a voice Wil. You could use it, even if only to link to their blogs when something particularly good or relevant is going on. More people caring about things is good.
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