Proposed Merger of NLR and Internet 2
Posted 1 Sep 2007 at 23:46 UTC (updated 1 Sep 2007 at 23:51 UTC) by badvogato
The Network Planning Team (NPT) was established in March 2007 in support
of a proposed merger of Internet2 and National LambdaRail, Inc.(NLR)
Mr. Gordon Cook stated Why
the proposed merger MUST not happen
"the merger as currently
proposed in my opinion would be a disaster that
would kill the crown jewel of Network infrastructure in the United
anybody here familiar with
the issue care to comment?
OK then, posted 7 Sep 2007 at 01:15 UTC by ncm »
Let's put a stop to that. See to it, won't you? Good man.
China has just passed anti-trust law. On hjclub forum, there are some
discussions about the subject. I did some reading and thinking. I don't
believe in the argument made in
" Anti-trust, Anti-truth" By
Thomas J. DiLorenzo
"The truth is that monopoly is impossible in a free market; government
is the true source of monopoly; and antitrust itself has never done
anything but render American industry less competitive while inflicting
great harm on consumers. The standard account of antitrust regulation
being in "the public interest" is truly Orwellian."
But my question is: CAN any legislature body root out monopoly power
without individuals doing the work of exposing/guessing the
hidden-agenda, without individuals breaking 'notational assenting' law
when necessary to
expose the weakest link admist established protocols by good will alone?
Natural Monopolies, posted 11 Sep 2007 at 02:25 UTC by ncm »
Fundamentally dishonest arguments anti- anti-trust are the norm.
There's lots of money available for anybody credentialed and willing to
produce them. Normal economics recognizes the "natural monopoly", and
the conditions that form it, and a wide variety of other conditions that
readily produce monopolies, as well as conditions that allow a monopoly,
once obtained, to be maintained. In addition, many legal artifices have
a side (or intended) effect of enabling formation or maintenance of
The fact is that a market is a human construct, and a market, like a
garden, can be healthy only where it has been kept healthy. The natural
condition of markets, in the absence of regulation (particularly against
coercion) tends to monopolies, just as gardens tend to weeds. The
problem with regulation is that monopoly seekers and maintainers are
strongly motivated to co-opt the machinery of regulation to help enforce
their monopoly. It is the norm in Fascism, and absolute Law in under
Communism, and is the natural end state of Corporatism. The U.S. is
well along on the Corporatist program.
cancerism, posted 2 Oct 2007 at 13:33 UTC by lkcl »
corporations are pathologically insane (see the documentary "The Corporation") - their articles of incorporation are cancerous, consuming all resources.
that's what we face.
there are many solutions to cancerism ending: one of them is that the host (the world) dies, or society collapses.
but mainly, i believe that it's essential that solutions be found that bypass cancerism, and simply not even dwell on or give any kind of attention or energy to cancerism.
starve it out, in other words.
the solution in this case - to the specific problem at hand - is metropolitan wide-area-networking: wireless mesh networks.
with 3-mile-range ultra-wide-band transceivers that can do 1 gigabit per second, that's perfectly feasible.
in between cities you can get high gain directional antenna that can easily manage 50 miles (see mikrotik's web site)
so it's technically possible to bypass and sideline cancerations. the question is: is there enough pain (yet) to actually goad people into action?