Google flips on net neutrality: all pirates want to be admirals


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Yeah, in "Mr. Roberts", one of sailors remarks on a former buddy's promotion to lieutenant - as soon as they become an officer, right away they turn into a p***k.


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They're such Schmidtheads.


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all pirates want to be admirals

Admirals? That's nothing, Google wants to be the supreme dictator.

And, Google? That thing with the NSA? No one with intelligence believes your bullshit story. More whistleblowers will come...


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Classy. When was the next ticket to mars?


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Fleeing to mars won't help. I'm afraid they beat you there.


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I wonder if running a Minecraft server for my kid would classify me as a "business customer?"


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"felony interference with a business plan"


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It's a nice article, but did you really need to post it two days in a row?


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How the hell do you decide what is or isn't a server these days? I have tons of things in my house that accept connections.

Stupid. And they should know better.


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Is this really a net neutrality issue? ISP's have had "no server" rules since the mid 90's and they usually block hosting on common ports such as http, smtp, ftp, etc.. Again, this has been going since years before the concept of "net neutrality". It's not unreasonable to expect that your ISP will try to stop you from running ahigh-traffic-web-five-point-oh-video-streaming megasite on your low-cost "family plan" connection.

That said, the Google Fiber ToS is rediculous. They don't define "server" other than to say you cannot run a server "of any kind". The thing is, if you're downloading World of Warcraft, playing Age of Empires II, using Dropbox or Remote Desktop, well... you're running a server and therefore in violation of Google's Terms Of Service.

I'm guessing that this nebulous definition of "server" is intentional. They probably want most of their customers to be unwittingly in violation of the terms so that it's easy for them to weasel out of their side of the service agreement (or drop you, fine you, raise prices in mid-contract, etc).


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You are absolutely correct, this is NOT a net neutrality issue at all.


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