Originally Posted by DorkSterr
Damn. I'm getting scared. Could our ISP find out if we were downloading illegally if they wanted too? If so how?
Yes. The people who create the bullcrap movies are taking over the cable and communciations industry.
Discovery Channel. The channel that brings you bullcrap history stories and survivalist guys who have frikkin 20 doctors following him in helicopters. Owns discovery communications. Time Warner owns cable companies. This is why cable companies wanted to get into the internet business.
They will follow the same tactics that are always used. Overcharge by setting price points above mean. Then enforce and enforce and enforce. They aren't interested at all in your "valuation" of something. Or what the market will "bare". They are interested in setting prices way to frikkin high. Ignoring criiticism and punishing.
They want to charge you 5 dollars a month to "rent" a modem that costs 50 bucks. They want to charge you 60 dollars a month to "rent" a router that costs 2 grand. People should not put this in anybodies hands. Every community should collectively own all the cable in their community and have a collective share of all connections to their community. And just like your brother or cousin fixes your computer. Your brother or cousin should be setting up the firewall and routing tables on your connection. And people should stop paying for things without owning them. And the computer industry should stop selling things while still 'retaining ownership'. That is dealing with people from an ENTIRELY inferior position.
And every communications company will have a come to jesus moment. But not some weird enlightened deceiver-believer thing. The part where jesus was complaining about how people wanted to kill the master and take over the winery. People will say. Ya let's do that. Because this wine is poison.