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  •  Marvin Ammori is insane.. (2+ / 0-)
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    K S LaVida, erush1345

    What a fucking idiot.. Where did he come up with this outrageous bullshit?

    (6) If you create a small online business and hit it big, threaten to block your business unless you share 1/3 or more of all your revenues with them (apps on the iPhone app stores often are forced to give up a 1/3 or more; so are cable channels on cable TV).

    Comcast and/or AT&T did this?  No, you stupid fuck.. Apple did that for the privilege of getting on the app store, without which your app would have made..ummm.. zero fucking dollars!

    Scaremeisters like this can only find a forum on the internet.. how pitiful..  and how much more pitiful that this garbage is picked up and disseminated as "truth".

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

    by Skeptical Bastard on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:13:06 AM PDT

    •  Ammori is shilling for pR0n distributors (1+ / 0-)
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      Ammori led the neutrality charge in front of Kevin Martin at the FCC.  Now Babyface K-Mart was a radical rightist, no fan of pR0n, but he had, and has, a personal vendetta against Comcast as big as the oil slick in the Gulf.  So when somebody discovered that Comcast was using technology to enforce its Terms of Service against home file servers, he put on a big show of supporting neutrality.  Had Verizon done the same, he would have taken the opposite view, you can be sure.

      So when he staged his Freak Shows, Marvin Ammori came out to whine on behalf of his client, Vuze, the BitTorrent software and services company.  Vuze is believed to make their money by distibuting (for money) pR0n across the network, cleverly hidden in between illegal music and DVD sharing.  

      Legitimate content distributors pay for the services of a Content Distribution Network (CDN), such as Akamai (who basically invented it, though they have many competitors).  But that costs money.  BitTorrent builds a CDN out of "volunteered" home PCs, which run file servers all day and night.  Real CDNs pay for connections; Vuze saves money by using end-users' home accounts for their network.  But it is far more costly in global terms, since CDNs put servers right at the best backbone nodes, or at ISP data centers, while Torrent uses very costly "last mile" connections to reach its servers.

      •  Wow.. thanks for the background! (1+ / 0-)
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        But unfortunately.. without knowing that background, folks like our front pager mcjoan (and everyone reading her stories) buy into this idiot's spiel hook, line and sinker. #sigh#

        I simply recognized the idiocy in his claims..

        Thanks again!

        "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

        by Skeptical Bastard on Mon May 03, 2010 at 01:41:34 PM PDT

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