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+Visur Technology has uncovered a change to the Ingress Scanner that rewards Agents with 50 AP for each successful Glyph hack, with additional AP for Speed Bonus and perfect Glyph hacks. It appears that a high-powered Washington D.C. political operator leveraged technical expertise from +IQTech Research in order to bring about these changes, although their motive is currently unclear.

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Suck it, Comcast.
The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."
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I'm not sure I've ever seen a more blatant twisting of facts on the topic of net neutrality. What's worse is that my What's Hot is full of this type of garbage. Literally 50% of the posts I saw were about net neutrality and read like they were written by Comcast executives.
 
   Let's break this down real quick, or not. Okay, this might be a long post. But, read it anyway. Especially if you want to be able to use the internet in ten years.

   So, Net Neutrality, as it's being called. Is a couple things. First: It labels Internet Service Providers(ISPs) as a public utility. Thus defining the internet as a necessity for life. Yep, necessity. Just like Water, Gas, Electric, Trash pick-up.... utilities. This, in turn, gives the government the all powerful authority to write whatever law they want to restrict or regulate internet without going through neither Congress nor the voters. Because utilities are under the authority of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners(NARUC). And yes, the government has run out of names for it's departments.
So, that's what this law would do directly.
   
   What it does indirectly, as in, why it's being proposed and what it's intended to accomplish, is this: To remove the varying degrees of internet service. And remove Free Speech on the internet. For instance, on the first one first, when you signed up with Cox, Century Link, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, or whatever other ISP you use, you chose how much speed and data you wanted. That's called a service package. These ISPs offer various packages depending on your needs. Perhaps you don't need 200GBs of data usage per month at 10MBs speeds. So, you probably have a more reasonably priced package like 50-75GBs of data at 3MBs speed. Or, if you pay an extra $15 a month, you can get unlimited data at 3MBs speed. And for only $15 more than that, upgrade to 5MBs. See how this works? They charge more money for more data, and more speed. This is called Capitalism. Someone comes up with a service that other people need, or if you're Apple, you create a product that people don't need and then prove to them that they need it. Than, you charge more for the more desirable versions of your product, and less for the less desirable versions. Same with phones, cars, houses, skateboards, silverware, and computers. At Dominion Technologies, my company(advertisement plug here), http://www.dominiontechnologies.biz , I sell computers. And I charge more for the bigger hard drives, more memory, and the faster processors. In other words, if you want better, you pay better. Now, hypothetically, the government is doing this to the Internet not me, so don't get too panicked, unless you like the internet, the government comes in and they say that no matter what computer someone wants to buy from me, I have to charge the same amount. I hope you realize what this means. But, just for the sake of it, I'll explain. This means I have to charge a walloping heck of a lot of money for every computer I offer. Regardless of how slow the computer is. Because it's costs me more to buy the bigger, faster parts that make up the bigger, faster computers. Thus, since I still have to make money out of this, I have to charge more for the faster parts in order to cover my expenses and still make something. And since the government wants me to charge everyone the same, I have two options: Kill all the fast computers, or charge oodles for the slow ones in order to have a high enough price to make money on the fast ones. And if I stop selling computers because people don't want to pay $3000 for a computer that's only worth $600, I go out of business.

   Net Neutrality does the same thing to the Internet. Either the ISPs have to kill all the fast internet, or they have to charge a whole heck of a lot of money for the slow internet in order to make anything. Or, the third option, close doors. Leaving no internet. 

So, is Net Neutrality a good thing? Nope. Not at all.

   But, it gets worse. I know, I know, no internet is pretty bad huh? But, imagine this, there are a couple ISPs that actually do make it. They have figured out how to keep the internet alive in the US without charging you two arms and a leg, and without going back to phone line speeds(cutting out the $600 computers and the $3000 computers and instead only offering $1800 computers in my analogy above). But, the government now has the power to do whatever they want, remember? So, they make it illegal to post anything that is anti-governmentscurrentagenda. So, you don't like what the president is doing? Suck it up, if you say so on Facebook or Google+ or your blog, BAM! "We're soory. This content has been removed in accordance with NARUC ACT 194.65"

So, is Net Neutrality a good thing? Nope. Not at all. 

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I'll need a few hours to formulate a proper response, as I'm wrapping up at work and caught this on my way out. Watch this space.
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Signal boost.  See the original post at the link provided:

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Why is it that memorial benches/plaques are now being rejected, as well as being denied if appealed?
Can someone please explain why?
This isn't just happening to me but other people I talk to as well.
Roughly 3 weeks ago I got a bench approved with no problem.
About a week ago I got 3 rejections. These rejections were appealed and finally answered in the portal appeals community... all of which were seemingly promptly denied.
One answer given by +NIA Ops​ was that they are in a place that isn't quite tourist friendly. They are inside of John Henes park and that is a tourist attraction itself.
People pride themselves on putting memorials in beautiful places around here.
Will people please reshare this so the visibility rate increases?
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Before anyone asks, yes i have 24 MU controlled. Yes, I control them legitimately. 
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Introduction
I live in Aiken, SC.  I have just recently received my Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a focus in Computer Networking.  I have gone through Cisco Networking curriculum with intention to receive my Cisco Certified Networking Associate certificate in the coming months.  I also received a Computer Networking certificate while attending Aiken Technical College.

I completed my time there with a 4.0 GPA, receiving placement on the Dean's List for every semester attended as well as receiving the Outstanding Student Award for the Computer Technology department in the 2012-2013 school year.

I have been working with, repairing, building, networking, and programming computers for most of my life.  While I am not as experienced as many when it comes to hardware support and repair, I am quite experienced and practiced in dealing with software and customer support.  My programming experience leans mostly toward web development, but I hope to begin development on several applications soon.

I am an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, both in written and cinematic formats.  If you choose to talk to me about these things, expect opinions to fly.
Education
  • Aiken Technical College
    Computer Networking, 2012 - 2014
    Computer Networking and Programming Courses
  • Aiken High School
    1997 - 2002
  • University of South Carolina Aiken
    English, 2002 - 2003
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