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    they don't pay for GB at all, data usage is not a precious resource, it's not like a layer 3 switch grows old and dies after so much data has crossed through it, data caps are purely to make profit, its a way to control people so they can overbook on bandwidth

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    Data caps are actually rather terrifying. I'm quite saddened that government hasn't placed basic restraints on ISPs as to what kind of game they're allowed to play, considering how big of a fucking deal the internet is, as a medium for the population to connect to each other, yet is stifled by fear of data caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Data caps are actually rather terrifying. I'm quite saddened that government hasn't placed basic restraints on ISPs as to what kind of game they're allowed to play, considering how big of a fucking deal the internet is, as a medium for the population to connect to each other, yet is stifled by fear of data caps.
    most people in governments are too old and too disconnected to understand how important and far reaching the internet is, at least not until crowds start showing up outside the front door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    most people in governments are too old and too disconnected to understand how important and far reaching the internet is, at least not until crowds start showing up outside the front door
    Sadly too many Americans think:

    A. They have the best internet in the world.
    B. Data on the internet is in fact a limited resource.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Data caps are actually rather terrifying. I'm quite saddened that government hasn't placed basic restraints on ISPs as to what kind of game they're allowed to play, considering how big of a fucking deal the internet is, as a medium for the population to connect to each other, yet is stifled by fear of data caps.
    Agreed, data caps are a load of bull shit that the companies only get away with, because the politicians either don't know what the internet is, or just don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Agreed, data caps are a load of bull shit that the companies only get away with, because the politicians either don't know what the internet is, or just don't care.
    More likely bought out by companies to keep their mouths shut/appear internet-stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    More likely bought out by companies to keep their mouths shut/appear internet-stupid.
    I'd wager that it's something like this. For me personally it's not too much of an issue when it comes to bandwith since I got 500gb and even with my internet I dont burn through it that quickly as long as I'm paying attention, though it's not hard since it counts both uploads and downloads, and I get taken to 256kbps til it resets. I think it's BS that I have to pay $85 for this though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    I'd wager that it's something like this. For me personally it's not too much of an issue when it comes to bandwith since I got 500gb and even with my internet I dont burn through it that quickly as long as I'm paying attention, though it's not hard since it counts both uploads and downloads, and I get taken to 256kbps til it resets. I think it's BS that I have to pay $85 for this though.
    If for some reason caps must exist, at least 500gb would be a reasonable amount for 2013.

    When people are given 50gb caps a month though is where it starts getting criminal.

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    Let's not bring the discussion toward too much in-depth politics or corruption though.
    Lobby for better deals, make petitions. Offer feedback to the ISPs. You can't change it alone, but you can make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    If for some reason caps must exist, at least 500gb would be a reasonable amount for 2013.

    When people are given 50gb caps a month though is where it starts getting criminal.
    I agree. Though even then they should be able to provide at least decent speeds, since I live in aus I have experienced how really dreadful our broadband network can be, its ridiculous.
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    Hey, this is neat.

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    This is madness.

    Now what useful things can one do with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    I'd wager that it's something like this. For me personally it's not too much of an issue when it comes to bandwith since I got 500gb and even with my internet I dont burn through it that quickly as long as I'm paying attention, though it's not hard since it counts both uploads and downloads, and I get taken to 256kbps til it resets. I think it's BS that I have to pay $85 for this though.
    Yeah, pretty sure Comcast isn't a total bad guy in the case of caps, I believe my monthly cap is 250GB.
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    This is madness.

    Now what useful things can one do with this?
    Things like:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Things like:

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    Etc.
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    Hey this is cool
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    I should stop showing you my tricks.

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    I'm sure you got plenty more tricks we dont know about.
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    So shame on me for not disabling mouse acceleration as a gamer, I finally turned that thing off in control panel, Logitech driver settings and finally the registry (hard-coded into windows, who woulda thunk it?). Now I'm missing my desktop/browser clicks half the time, I can't even navigate around windows without occasionally missing buttons/icons and feeling rather confused since DPI has stayed exactly the same as before. It's so unnerving, argh!! :P
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    I remember sitting at one of the oldest non-TN LCD screens several years ago (for the record, I kept an CRT long past most people upgraded because of this one experience) and the latency was so bad I actually became seasick since I as well missed the icons and the mouse did not respond to what I felt I was doing. Which was why I fell into the fast-TN-panel trap once I finally plunged in with one. :P
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