faure (NA)
: why do we even have matchmaking
It's absurd, they could at least average the two ranks for normal. either way, it seems hard to believe that even with separate ranks for each queue, that a lineup like this would be possible
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NotSid (NA)
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@player vehicle, not really surprised that someone who plays league is being extremely hostile about something they don't really understand, go figure. You seem like a nice guy. I'm too lazy to quote, but lets see here. 1. Not really sure what Verizon in like 1998 has to do with Verizon in 2017? Verizon didn't have an ex-employee pushing their agenda as the head of the FCC back then. They do now. 2. Compared to what we pay versus what we get, broadband in the United States is garbage. But okay. 3. Not even sure where to begin on your utility rant. You mean huge corporate tax breaks like the ones Congress is trying to force through right now? Part of the purpose of net neutrality is to limit the effect of market power these firms wield, so being immune to antitrust legislation as utilities is not as big a deal as in other sectors. Plus, if yesterday's Disney - Fox merger is any indication, the administration doesn't care much about enforcing those laws (and please try and tell me blocking the AT&T - TW merger was not about CNN). If it's such a non-issue then why are the ISP's so desperate to get rid of it? 4. Boohoo is not an argument, if these companies were held accountable ever - i.e if we had other options, they wouldn't be able to treat customers like trash. So yes, giving them more power is not a good thing. 5. Not sure what you mean "shifting power from Google & Facebook" to ISP's. Last I checked, Google can't cut off your internet access. Living without Facebook is much easier than living without any internet all. That's funny that you want to classify this as a corporate war to make it sound like my concerns on the ground level aren't justified. Big companies like Google and Facebook stand to benefit from all this since they are the ones with the financial ability to survive in an unregulated environment. 6. Again, if the regulations aren't doing anything then why are the telecoms so thirsty to get rid of them. Oh, but the companies swear that they won't do anything bad. I feel *so* reassured. 7. No shit there's money to be made. But in earlier posts you talk about how we should bend over because now the ISPs are gonna be so incentivized to upgrade their aging hardware. So don't "muh infrastructure" me. At the end of the day this is only about the profit margins of the telecoms and the subsequent cash donations to the campaigns of their shills in congress. 8. Yeah I feel really great about consumer protection laws in our withering regulatory environment. I am sure if Trump decided to abolish the BBB or whatever that you could conjure up some empty argument about how that was good for us too. 9. "Like seeing silicon valley and reddit cannibalize themselves." /pol detected. Why don't you crawl back to your Chinese cartoon echo chamber?
NotSid (NA)
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All the people claiming to understand economics as a defense of the ruling yesterday are shills or just parroting Verizon-sponsored talking points. Broadband access in the United States is the slowest and most expensive in the developed world, and it's not like this is a recent development. Investment in infrastructure didn't come to a grind because the rule change in 2015 because it wasn't really happening to begin with. Even with Americans having access to two or three broadband providers doesn't change the fact that these firms effectively operate regional monopolies, giving them tremendous market power with little need to innovate, financial incentives be damned. Everyone has a horror story about dealing with their ISP, and knows what a nightmare it can be to be without internet and at their mercy, so even if you are convinced this is somehow a good economic idea, the prospect of giving these companies even more power (and codifying it, as opposed to pre-2015 where the legality was still a grey area) should concern you. Not to mention this is the exact same trickle-down logic that says corporate tax-cuts will create higher wages and new jobs via reinvestment when in reality those profits get pumped into stock repurchases and bonuses. It's not like these companies aren't already massively profitable. Do you really think they have spent millions lobbying for this change because they want to "improve infrastructure" (which is a buzzword) and make the internet better for all of us? What actually has happened is that the current administration has made it clear that they will support they removal of any and all regulation, and have somehow managed to trick people into believing they will be better off without a regulation that actually protects them from shady practices. source- I have a B.S in economics (from a conservative school)
Wuks (NA)
: [Spoiler Megathread] Star Wars: The Last Jedi
NotSid (NA)
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I made a meme status like this on Facebook yesterday afternoon saying that the status was premium content that could be unlocked for $3. I included a paypal link and have made $9.50 so far
: Why 3 key fragments don't automatically become a key?
On a side note, how do people have more keys than boxes? I literally have never been under 10 boxes, how are people getting so many key frags
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faure (NA)
: ADC is broken against melee champs
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