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Jay
05-01-2006, 10:56 AM
From AskANinja.com:

"Hey, this is a slight break from the funny (or a longer break from the funny if you're one of the ones that hates question 19 :D), but this is very important.

There is something called Net Neutrality that being quietly discussed in Washington DC. There's a lot of confusion about it, but here's a great video that explains what's going on:

<video> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9jHOn0EW8U&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Easkaninja%2Ecom%2F)

Yeah, okay the audio sorta sucked, and the graphics weren't that sexy, but give him a break, he's a Libertarian.

If the ISPs get their way, people like the Ninja will no longer exist unless they have some sort of corporate seal of approval.

That would suck.

Please visit http://savetheinternet.com and see how you can get your voice heard on this important issue.

UPDATE
Other ways you can help:
Sign this petition. (http://www.civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/)

Add Save The Internet on Myspace. (http://www.myspace.com/savetheinternet) "


I wasn't expecting this to be serious. But it was played on NPR's "All Things Considered".

Still wasn't expecting a serious video on this. :P

dalf
05-01-2006, 11:00 AM
The internet can collapse into a heap of digital rubbish for all I care.

landfish
05-01-2006, 11:05 AM
but...the internet is serious business

Martyn
05-01-2006, 11:12 AM
Has any web based petition ever done any good ever?

Just thought I'd ask.

Your friendly neighbourhood MANTRAIN.

saberopus
05-01-2006, 11:20 AM
/me hops on the mantrain

Baconfish
05-01-2006, 11:44 AM
Well Martyn, I'm fairly sure that because of that web based petition, Nestle are working on bringing back CREMOLA FOAM! :D

Impi
05-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Has any web based petition ever done any good ever?

It brought us the Episode 2 world-wide release.
Or they saw how much more money they could make with a world-wide release...

Obi_Kwiet
05-01-2006, 12:31 PM
Proxies FTW.

Darth Evad
05-01-2006, 12:36 PM
i didn't watch the video but i have heard some at length discussions about it in different podcasts. the net must remain neutral. this is a result of large US companies being greedy.

Wolfy
05-01-2006, 12:44 PM
Online petitions got Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Martyn
05-01-2006, 01:46 PM
Fair enough :)

Matterialize
05-01-2006, 01:50 PM
Has any web based petition ever done any good ever?

Just thought I'd ask.

Your friendly neighbourhood MANTRAIN.

Remember that Stargate one? Sigh.

ECHOMAN
05-01-2006, 01:51 PM
The internet can collapse into a heap of digital rubbish for all I care.

Your large e-penis goes with it too. Now do you care, eh?