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by Alaska Slim
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! Bl

Not at all. There is indeed unequal handling of traffic using different protocols , through the mechanism known as QoS - Quality of Service. This is what enables streaming and VoIP to work reasonably well within constrained bandwidth. This is entirely different from treating the traffic of differen...
by Alaska Slim
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! Bl

Why not both? Why not Net Neutrality Because Net neutrality pretends non-neutral behavior is always wrong, when it isn't . Supporting it is a headwind to the industry developing itself; decreasing the pace that technology & services are created. It misunderstands entirely that a use case exists...
by Alaska Slim
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)

How much unfairness do you judge to be OK meanwhile? Would your view change if it happened to affect you personally? It already has; because I understand I don't use internet data rates at levels necessary for me to have the same speeds as business class in my area. Streaming is high-demand, but it...
by Alaska Slim
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality) Bl

Many people are too poor to just move. You can set a limit case for when a central authority needs to step in; you're mistaking a direction I'm pointing in for a destination. I just don't see the need for this here, because of the stakes and the time horizons. Given time, this will solve itself. Ei...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)

Your whole argument is based on the assumption of consumers having power More than voters at least, yes. Consumers to a person, do far more to shape the market than voters do to shape the political landscape. It's only the median voter who really has any power in the latter. Markets meanwhile have ...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! Bl

I would rather that development be hamstrung by a government which has in mind a neutral approach to it, and over which the voter has some slight opportunity to have a say, Consumers are more rational than voters; both because they update their preferences in real time (not every 2 or 4 years), and...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 598
Views: 39913

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Inuyashiki ep 10 https://preview.ibb.co/cOyxc6/crying.png God damn this show is making me tear up. ;_; I mean yes, the scene with his daughter went on for too long, it's incredible no one has found out who he is after all this time, and holy crap, 9/11 x50 is a bit much (two or three planes wou...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! Bl

ISPs have monopolies and maintain regulatory capture (especially by exclusivity contracts with municipalities in exchange for building infrastructure) and the benefits of a free and open internet with high speed and reliability is too great to leave in private hands. Yes, so it's a municipal dysfun...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1002
Views: 193721

Re: News of Anime in Japan Bl

This is really crazy. I'm not a Kenshin fan but it's a big popular shonen battle series. I know quite a few people who grew up adoring it and still do. I mean if you think about it over 90% of anime fans get introduced to the stuff through some shonen battle series. Shows like Dragon Ball in the 90...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 28
Views: 1217

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality) Bl

The 2015 decision didn't establish net neutrality - it was the default state of the Internet (and the FCC had fined a company that broke it as early as 2004, one year after the term was coined); in 2015 the FCC made clear that ISPs in the USA were to be regarded as common carriers. Put simply, the ...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 598
Views: 39913

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans I was a latecomer to the whole Gundam craze (as I so often seem to be with anime series--I was also late to the party with Pokemon and Evangelion), so the first series I watched was Advanced Generation--which isn't as terrible as everyone says. If I may ask,...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1336
Views: 138895

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II B/

Goddammit--- bad news, A Baoa Qu and Axis, basically, cannot exist, because there are no asteroids in the belt that are that massive: " About half the mass of the belt is contained in the four largest asteroids: Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, and Hygiea.[1] The total mass of the asteroid belt is approxi...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1336
Views: 138895

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II Bl

SEED does have way too many Gundams. I was thinking the same of Zeta; the antagonists kept changing their suits, I couldn't keep a visceral "power level" scale in my mind for whether they were close to a Gundam or not. With Seed Destiny I didn't quite have that problem, as it was establis...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 598
Views: 39913

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now BP

How's this adaption been? I'd like to check out the manga, I never read the manga; watching the show on it's own. Very dark, very brutal, but I get that it's likely the point. The tone is similar to Parasyte , though we haven't gotten to a story yet where it's afflicting the main character's famili...
by Alaska Slim
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 598
Views: 39913

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now BP

^ Inuyashiki. I bet it will pass.

EDIT:

Ep 3.

"I could even send an American nuclear missile to China without Breaking a sweat".

Not without being on site you couldn't. None of them are remotely controlled. About the most you could do is make them self destruct in their silos.
by Alaska Slim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Love in evangelion
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: Love in evangelion

Asuka is clearly interested in Shinji romantically but her fear of rejection is too debilitating for her to pursue it properly. Even regular teenagers fear rejection but Asuka is a special case. Her mother rejected her in favor of a doll. She's extremely averse to rejection because of this, so ever...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Asuka
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: Thoughts on Asuka Bl

Fourth and finally, she lacks the ability to properly process her own emotions. The reasoning for this is the combination of points one through three above to the power of 10 (or so). She's looking for an impossible combination of things simultaneously, namely someone mature (like Kaji) but in her ...
by Alaska Slim
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Official "What should I watch next?" thread
Replies: 169
Views: 22268

Re: Official "What should I watch next?" thread BP

Crunchy UK goes straight from Onee-chan ga kita to OneRoom , which rules that one out. Myriad Colours and Mob they do have. Professor... all of the sadness in the first 10 minutes aside... I feel like this anime was basically made for you: Inuyashiki More in the vein of that transhumanism Jazz, jus...
by Alaska Slim
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Digimon: Digital Monsters
Replies: 165
Views: 20361

Re: Digimon: Digital Monsters Bl

Digimon Adventure Tri Movie 5 This being shown on the big screen is just baffling to me, the poor level animation would barely be acceptable for TV-series standards. There is no theatrical quality in any aspect of its presentation. This is embarrassing for an anniversary project, compared to what G...
by Alaska Slim
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 598
Views: 39913

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Shoukoku no Altair Still managing to be the surprise of this season for me; the animation never really gets past "meh" levels, and the pacing is bit rushed here and there, but the characters gradually unveil their complexity, and the story reveals layer after layer in the final episodes, ...

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