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In the cartoon the 'FCC' has a bunch of tools that are clearly wrong for data networks (I'll ignore that they are also wrong for POTS/TV, but perhaps this is also the point.)

"It" refers to the set of problems the FCC could 'fix', which given its tools, are all 'not broken'. 

<wankery>: Netflix is demanded by consumers, and Comcast effectively fails to deliver that capability. Comcast would be foolish to ignore that failure unless their cost of solving it is expected to exceed potential revenue loss.  Being a local monopoly limits their potential revenue loss.  Being regulated limits their potential revenue loss for the same reason. </wankery>

IMHO US Congress and by extension the FCC have no authority to regulate anything other than wide area EM spectrum. (I doubt the cartoonist subscribes to this)

I'm painfully aware that Comcast wishes everyone to use their (IMHO crappy) VOD service (viva Roku). They could desire this for entirely technical reasons, it might be cheaper to operate than supplying the bandwidth for Netflix (possibly because Comcast throttles their own VOD service in a more intelligent manner / uses higher compression / etc).
If Comcast is having to decide between dropping non-live video data to ...  ensure VOIP is serviced, then I choose the phone user over the video user.

and the VOD corruption problem goes both ways:

http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2014/03/netflix-level-3-telling-half-story-wont-detail-changes-want-net-neutrality.html

"So as much as Netflix wants to make this into a net neutrally issue, it’s a business issue. Netflix has alternatives, they chose not to use them. One could also argue that, by Netflix not routing around the performance issues with Cogent, the end result is that it forces the ISP to take angry calls from consumers. And if the ISP gets enough of those calls, maybe the ISP would then agree to join Netflix’s Open Connect program and allow Netflix to come into the ISPs last mile to place their own servers."
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Sometimes I feel like I should just ITTT the RSS feed for Slate Star Codex into my social media accounts and cut out the middleman.
Some people say the War on Drugs is 'unwinnable'. But there's actually a foolproof solution that cures drug addiction approximately 100% of the time. That solution is - put people on welfare in Ten...
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Scott Alexander, never not excellent.
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Anyone who falls on either side of the "nature vs. nurture" debate and doesn't recognize the nuance between the 2 may as well identity themselves as liberal/conservative, Fox/MSNBC, etc.
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Nailed it.
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I am now prompted to do a search and inventory of all of my irrational bullshit, so as to create a weapon I can use against any given organization I might encounter.
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If I owned an affected Lenovo laptop I would seriously consider suing for damages under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, wiretapping statutes, and any applicable consumer fraud protection statutes.
Lenovo's Superfish bug just went from bad to worse, as researchers have turned up an easy way to take advantage of the security flaws opened up by the pre-installed software. Superfish is present...
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This just in: man rewarded handsomely for explaining how the universe works demonstrates himself incapable of understanding velocity, frames of reference, and time zones.
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It's the kind of explanation you come up with when you're looking for something to be wrong, not trying to figure out how something works.
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Slate Star Codex outlines the latest unconscious prejudice to rid yourself of: a tendency to presume unconscious prejudice.
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I cracked up for a good 5 solid minutes.
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