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In Topic: NFL: Greg Hardy won't be reinstated because he hasn't been discipline...

26 February 2015 - 11:37 PM

As far as Hardy....prosecutors in court weren't claiming they "thought" the chick agreed to a settlement. 
 

That is exactly what they did. If they had proof they would charge him with the felony charge of witness tampering. They have not charged him nor does it appear they will.


In Topic: NFL: Greg Hardy won't be reinstated because he hasn't been discipline...

26 February 2015 - 10:37 PM

I say he was found guilty bc he was.

I say he appealed

I say he paid her off before round 2

And I say the quirky NC law that voids the first verdict technically speaking ....isn't something that makes it all go away for Hardy in terms of the NFL looking. He will be punished.

That is what I say.

The quirk is that he had no choice but to sit through a trial by judge to have a jury trial. If there were the option in NC like in some states he would have probably opted for a trial by jury to begin with, which he would have been more likely to win. That is why NC has trial de novo which makes it as though the judge trial never happened. It is not a quirk or a loophole that the judges decision is vacated if you opt for a jury trial.

 

Also there is certainly no proof that she has been paid off. I am of the understanding that if he had done that it would be considered a crime. I would imagine if they had evidence they would bring charges. Im guessing they cant provide any evidence other than hearsay.


In Topic: FCC's "Net Neutrality" introduced to highly regulate the internet

26 February 2015 - 08:24 PM

if any of you tech geniuses want to read an actual article with actual data and an actual reason for their speculative fee/tax increases you need to dig in to this PDF:

 

http://www.progressi...r-Broadband.pdf

 

e: to cut to the chase an onerous <$4/month increase is projected for north carolina

So what exactly do I get for that $4 a month increase? (by the way thats almost a 10% increase in what I pay now)

Im guessing that for the price of a Carolina huddle all-pro package I get the same exact internet service I get now only more expensive, and on top of that I will probably be less likely to have another alternative to the one ISP I have available now, and this is one of my biggest problems with it.

So if I like the internet plan I have now can I keep it?


In Topic: FCC's "Net Neutrality" introduced to highly regulate the internet

26 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

this is why i'm not impressed with anything you or pstall have brought to the table.  ecu posted an article that is, so far, the only glimmer of light in this topic when it comes to discussing actual technical problems with net neutrality.

 

this is ideological squabbling.  you're opposed to it because you saw "government" and "regulations" and made a series of assumptions.  also the number of people repeatedly referring to it as a "bill"

My (as you refer to them) assumptions are based on my experience working in a federally regulated industry for a few years. Having dealt with the paperwork, and procedures tailored to track compliance with said regulations, I understand how it is a much larger task for smaller companies to survive in these industries. It is generally a much larger burden on smaller companies as a percentage of their operating costs. My issues are that the "cure" is going to be worse than the "disease".

 

Ps the part of the conversation I was originallly addressing (the near monopolistic ISP situations in many areas) are actually often caused by government intervention, I would much rather see a legislative approach that more limited in scope and much more transparent.


In Topic: FCC's "Net Neutrality" introduced to highly regulate the internet

26 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

what

regulations


The 300+ pages of regulations that this thread is about which will undoubtedly grow just like any other beurocratic mess.
And yes I just like 300 million or so other people don't know what they are yet, but you can bet that it will cost every company a good deal of money to track their compliance with them. Basically in the end the consumer will pay fees on their internet bill to fund enforcement and cost increases to fund compliance.