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I've been following the topic of Net Neutrality, paid "fast lanes", and the like for some time. Yesterday the reddit admins posted a blog detailing a lot of good information. They go through the whats, whos, where, when, and how. There is info in there for everyone to use, from single citizens to buisness owners, people using twitter, or simply picking up the phone and calling.

I encourage everyone (Americans or not) to read the post.


For the TL;DR crowd:

Contact the FCC and Congress at www.stoptheslowlane.com

Call FCC - *please be courteous
1. Dial 888-225-5322
2. push 1, 4, 0
3. a person will answer.
4. they will ask for your name and address. you can just give them a zip code if you want.
5. "I'm calling to ask the FCC to reclassify Internet Service Providers as Title Two Common Carriers."
6. They'll ask if there is anything else you would like to add.
7. "No, Thank you for your time."
8. hang up.

Call Congress
Go to OpenCongress & type in your zipcode.
Pick up the phone and call each of the these folks. Believe it or not, someone will answer the phone, and phone calls make a difference.
Politely tell the congressional staff that picks up to "Have the FCC classify internet as a Title Two common carrier." Ask them to repeat what they wrote down.

Some videos, etc that help explain the issue:

11 minute video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAxMyTwmu_M
4 minute video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtt2aSV8wdw
2 minute video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-IOUuIxejA
A blog explaining - http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/02/a-primer-just-what-is-net-neutrality-and-why-all-the-fuss/
A picture that should scare you - http://i.imgur.com/4jTTFbP.jpg

XIM 4 Discussions / Re: XIM4 release based on lead time
« on: 11:49 AM - 04/15/14 »

You forgot the part where you pretended as though none of your over enthusiastic posts even happened.

Funny how you only acknowledge it when it suits you.

I find it more funny how wrong you ended up being, and how I was exactly right with my entusiastic posts all along.

Wrong? I watched those threads. I chuckled to myself at everyone involved. I never posted. Later I, along with a few others, teased you. Little jabs of humor that you were incapable of taking in stride, ignoring and playing down those posts. Now you come out swinging, just as I imagined you would, feeling fully vindicated, smug in your "rightness". All I had to do was prodd you a little and your condescension comes shining through. Par for the course really. It reminds me of a pretentious douchebag I know.

General Discussion / Patrick Warburton
« on: 11:31 PM - 04/02/14 »
Not a super versatile actor, but his voice makes pretty much anything awesome. No homo.

So many great cameos and surprising parts.


(Slight NSFW - use of the word b*tch)

Brock in Venture Brothers - classic Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

Hell, Kronk in Emperors New Groove was great.

General Discussion / Beezles?
« on: 10:29 AM - 03/21/14 »
Is that you?!

General Discussion / Dale
« on: 07:08 AM - 03/02/14 »
I was going through my picture library, when I found a long lost folder filled with proto-memes.

This one was made for you:

Yes, I know their is a stickied post with Steam IDs, but lets be honest. It's woefully out of date.

So I've created a little Steam group, TXFM (you'd be surprised how many different iterations of XIM have been taken).


I'll start adding members as I get them, but make sure to identify that you're ... you know ... from these boards?

Also feel free to list your Steam ID here if you'd like.

There seem to be quite a few passionate culinarians on these boards. Instead of hijacking other threads, lets consolidate our experience and knowledge here!

I'll reserve a few posts for recipes as they are added in the thread, so we don't have to go digging. Feel free to discuss food as well, it doesn't have to just be straight up recipes.

No rules as of yet, but feel free to suggest!

General Discussion / Evolve
« on: 07:37 AM - 02/20/14 »
How have I not heard of this game?

Looks fun, especially with a group of 5 friends.

XIM 4 Discussions / OBsIV: Keyboard pass-through?
« on: 10:15 AM - 02/05/14 »
This idea was brought up by a few hopeful XIMers back in the hay day of the XIM3 and XIME.

Unfortunately it didn't pan out, as pass through for keyboard only emulated a controller selection on a keyboard, rather than passing the direct keyboard input to the Xbox.

With this new generation merely months away, would this be something that could be implemented in the future? Or is the board layout the issue, and will we have the same problem as the last couple iterations?

General Discussion / Honest EA
« on: 12:11 PM - 01/22/14 »
Tiny bit of swearing at the end ... NSFW with speakers?


General Discussion / Tuff
« on: 01:20 PM - 12/12/13 »

Is it possible to create a framework that pulls the data from the CoD Ghosts app's Clan Wars database to create a minimalist leaderboard.

The app is crap ... who cares about wiremeshes of irrelevant locations? ugh.

General Discussion / What would you have done?
« on: 08:52 AM - 09/30/13 »

No one died. SUV driver was treated for minor cuts on his face. Keep in mind that his wife and child are in the vehicle.


Here's the comments from reddit for those interested. Look for other articles detailing the incident, as the video doesn't contain the entire event (multiple stops and confrontation).

General Discussion / Tapatalk API
« on: 11:42 AM - 09/15/13 »
... is out of date. Could we get an update pretty please?

(Reporting for mod/admin awareness)

General Discussion / Cicada 3301
« on: 08:54 AM - 09/15/13 »
So I was digging through reddit and came across these:



Fascinating and oddly creepy all at the same time. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?

General Discussion / Rook Jr
« on: 10:20 AM - 08/26/13 »
So, I'm a daddy.

31 weeks, 3lbs 11oz and 17.5 inches (or 1.6 kg 42cm for the Euros)

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