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Ajit Pai Just Ruined the Internet and I Hope he Dies in a Bus Fire

December 13th, 2017 9:20pm Comments off
It was very satisfying to draw a huge dick on this cocksucker's face

Photo Illustration: Portfolioso Himself

Welp, that’s all folks. This corporate shill just ruined the internet as you know it. Ajit Pai, a goofy looking, ex-Verizon lawyer who has been paid millions of dollars by multiple ISPs and injected into the FCC by imbecile Donald Trump has just ruined the internet.

Net Neutrality, the concept that all is nothing new. I blogged about it in 2006. The same lobbyist ISPs tried to get this to pass back in 2015 and like today, people were outraged by it. Only difference is, the leadership at the time actually gave a shit about the people they represent and listened to them.

This fucking dolt Ajit Pai is worse than a Disney villain. He has absolutely no regard for what anyone thinks, except the ISP and lobbyist dicks he’s choking on. He makes up complete and utter bullshit that is not backed by any fact whatsoever, and has no clue how the internet works.

Top engineers, Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the goddamn world wide web), and other intellectuals with their PhDs submitted a 43 page document explaining why repealing Net Neutrality would be bad, and benefits of why things should stay as is.  I don’t know about you, but I’d listen to the smartest engineers/inventors who know how the internet works, not some jagoff who receives lobbyist money from large corporations.

The “Restoring Internet Freedom” measure, a complete misnomer, has received tons of public comments on fcc.gov. John Oliver created gofccyourself.com, linking to the public record, then the site mysteriously “broke” for a little bit. Along with thousands of outraged citizens, there are also thousands of fake comments, which have been proven by data analysis (many from Russia). In fact, the New York Attorney General opened an official investigation on these fake comments. Pai basically told him to go fuck himself and he would hold the vote anyway.

According to FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, “There are as many 1 million stolen identities in our record, and that’s identity theft, where people’s names and addresses have been taken and comments have been submitted on their behalf, without their knowledge. We also have roughly half a million comments filed from Russian email addresses, and then we’ve got 50,000 consumer complaints that were filed at this agency that are somehow not present in the FCC record. And on top of that, we’ve had an allegation of a distributed denial-of-service attack, which is under investigation by the Government Accountability Office. So you add all of this up, and you have a record here that is a mess and its integrity is in question.” [source]

Let’s talk a little bit about Internet Service Providers (ISPs)… They stink. The US has pretty bad internet compared with other civilized countries. ISPs paid 101 million to members of Congress! $101 million! Don’t pay idiot politicians $101 million. Actually invest that into making your shitty service better so you don’t need to lobby for idiotic rules. PS – Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) spent $572 million on attempts to influence the FCC and other government agencies since 2008 [source]. Do you really think they’d spend that kind of money if they didn’t want to implement all kinds of shady shit to squeeze more money out of the public? Comcast was originally like, nah, we won’t have paid prioritization – but then deleted their promise the same day these rules were proposed. Blasphemy!

And here’s another problem – because of the poor state of political affairs in this country at the moment, this is sadly turning into a political matter. Ignorant Republicans (with the exception of these peeps) in this divided, dumb shit, second world country, who have NO CLUE how the internet works, are in a goddamn fantasy world. They don’t understand technology. They just see all the conservative news outlets calling Net Neutrality “Obama-era regulations” and because Obama is the devil child, they immediately want anything to do with him reversed.

They’ll incorrectly argue: “Oh, but the internet was fine before 2015 when Obama’s crew implemented these heavy handed regulations…” Go eat a dick. No it wasn’t. Here’s some shady shit some ISPs pulled and WILL pull again if Net Neutrality is repealed:

  • In 2005, a small ISP in North Carolina blocked Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), preventing its customers from using competing third party services [source]
  • In 2007, Comcast throttled BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic. This interfered with other protocols [source]
  • In August of 2012, AT&T blocked Facetime on its network and later that year, added a more expensive data plans that allowed its use Facetime. They admitted it was a scheme to get people to upgrade to more expensive plans [source]
  • In 2012, Comcast announced that it would favor its own video-on-demand streaming services over third-party competitor services, by charging customers for the data they used to stream competitor services [source]

Another shit argument by pro Net Neutrality idiots: “Oh, but these heavy handed regulations stifle competition. / Who cares if the ISPs charge me more if I don’t use something. / What’s wrong with how the internet was before 2015?” Are you a fucking idiot? What competition? I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have much of a choice when it comes to my internet provider. And you really think your bill will go down if you don’t pay for services/sites you don’t use? Get real! Do you want the internet to turn into how cable TV is? With upsells, packages and cable companies dropping networks because their fees are too high? Get the fuck out of my face. And this measure isn’t just undoing the 2015 legislation. It’s adding all kinds of sneaky bullshit that will help large corporations and hurt consumers.

I don’t understand how anyone with a good conscience can be this stubborn and ignore the facts. If I were in office and thousands of people hated me and told me I was doing something wrong, they are probably right. I don’t care how much money ISPs are putting in my pockets, I have morals. Actually, I’d take their money and still do what was best for the public – fuck ’em.

So if you support the repeal of Net Neutrality after reading all of this, you’re either (1) a moron who doesn’t understand how the internet works (2) controlled/paid for by evil corporations or (3) blindly siding with Republicans just because you hate Democrats and they support Net Neutrality.

Ajit Pai – I hope you die in a bus fire.

PS – Drawing a dick on Ajit Pai’s face in MS Paint was extremely satisfying and therapeutic.

Whack Ass WiFi Issue

November 25th, 2017 1:20am Comments off

Someone send me a Broadcomm engineer, electrical engineer and a physicist! I have a whack technical issue on my work laptop that makes less than zero sense to me.

So I’m on FiOS and have symmetrical 75/75MBPS service… And I notice that pages are loading slow. So I do a speed test and I’m getting 1MBPS down and 10MBPS up… Odd… Here’s a bullet list of things I did to troubleshoot (using bullets to get to the point so you’re not reading a giant block of text):

  • Checked other devices on the network and they were all fine; getting full speed
  • Rebooted the laptop [didn’t work]
  • Reinstalled the wireless drivers [didn’t work]
  • Rebooted the router/access point for shits and giggles [didn’t work]
  • Unplugged my laptop AC adapter [WORKED] (wtf?)

So… the AC adapter is causing some kind of interference. What the hell could this be? Is it a problem with the adapter brick causing interference? Or is it a hardware issue with my radio in the laptop?

  • I tested this on another laptop on and off AC power, and that was fine, so it’s not any kind of electrical problem

Here’s where it gets really whack though:

It only happens on the 5ghz band; not the 2.4… So to further test this out, I also reproduced this off my FiOS network with my LTE hotspot…

  • Laptop on battery; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 2.4 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [works fine]
  • Laptop on battery; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot [works fine]
  • Laptop on AC power; using 5 ghz band on my LTE hotspot with the hotspot plugged in to a wall outlet [SLOW]

Also repeated the tests above on FiOS home Wifi and got the same results.  WUT in the actual fuck is going on here?

I don’t have enough info to narrow it down between the AC adapter (need to get a new one from work) or if it’s just a faulty broadcomm chip where the shielding is all jacked up and getting interference. Who knows.

Yo IT people – gimme a new laptop kthxbai. Ain’t got no time for this shit

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Miserable UX on Weather.com and Its Android App

December 27th, 2015 11:45am Comments off

In this blog, I will be calling out weather.com for a shitty user experience. Who the hell do you have there as product designers? Let me tell you who. All assholes. Hire me instead because you have to be an absolute idiot to make the decisions they made… Unfortunately, I tried many other weather apps and they pretty much all suck. Weather.com is one of the better ones. So weather.com, let me explain why your shit’s weak. Wizzzeak:

 

Long Ass Survey

Ain’t got time to fill out this long assed survey.

Saved Locations are different on the Android App and on the Web version. Wut?

What in the actual hell is the point of creating a user account to save locations when they are not the same on the web version and in the Android App? I created an account on the Android App via my Google account and saved some locations. Then I went to weather.com and logged in with my Google account. None of the saved locations were there. Plus, the web version is limited to 10 locations. Makes less than 0 sense.

What the hell is this Minus bullshit  under manage locations in the checkbox area and why can’t I delete this location?

I literally cannot remove this from my saved locations and have no idea why. I don’t give three shits about LaGuardia Airport. I don’t understand why this got here and why I cannot delete it:

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Get the goddamn temperature out of my status bar

I don’t want to see a temperature in my status bar based on your “follow me” feature. No matter what I do, I cannot turn it off, so I need to block notifications for this app on the OS level to get this to disappear. Fix your settings and let me turn this off.

mPoints rewards are a cluttered waste of life

They include this third party mPoints bullshit to “reward you” for using their app. 1) You need to sign up for an account with mPoints and then you’re supposed to get free shit for using the app loyally?  Nope. I’ll use your app more if you remove this horse shit. I can almost guarantee that weather.com gets paid by these morons to include their shit in the app and it most likely tracks all your user data. How else is this mpoints bullshit company going to make money?

Get a load of this long ass survey nonsense (left image)

Another reason why they suck at life is that they hire these independent companies to give users these long assed surveys. May I ask who has time to fill out all this bullshit? Not me. I started to fill it out because I wanted to tell them everything I’m complaining about here, but then I saw how long it was and decided it wasn’t worth my time and I could at least write a sarcastic blog about them instead. Again, don’t you assholes understand that no one has time to fill out this fucking monstrosity of a survey? Less is more.

Too Many Ads

Greedy motherfuckers

 

In Conclusion…

Hire me as a consultant. I’ll fix your shit in no time.

PS: My blog’s theme has shitty looking styling. This looked so much better in the WordPress editor than it does on my actual blog and I’m too lazy to worry about it so whatever.

 

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