Okaaay: Burger King Explains Net Neutrality With Whoppers

January 25, 2018

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The internet: it's a confusing series of tubes that nobody understands. Whoppers: they're flame-grilled and should always be ordered with cheese. Enter this Burger King video, an attempt at explaining net neutrality with Whoppers to allegedly real (and really angry) customers in one of their restaurants. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that the internet should be made out of cheeseburgers. Was that the message? Nailed it, BK! You should start selling curly fries.

Keep going for the video.

  • shashi

    Be First, Be Smarter or Cheat

  • Andrew Albarez

    Propaganda!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Speaking as someone who literally internets for a living (i.e. I see the seedy underbelly of this beast and it's pretty fucking boring)... There won't be tangible changes to the average internet user's day to day.

    I am personally in favor of net neutrality (because if I'm paying an ISP I want them to delivery my torrents at the bandwidth I pay for and I want them to deliver my streaming at the bandwidth I pay for and I want unfiltered access to the whole world's content (I am not in favor of region blocking either unless there's a damn good reason for it).

    The thing is... repealing net neutrality opens up some possibilities that didn't exist before. It potentially allows ISPs to deliver a better service for the popular things and route less popular things with lower priority which... they're probably already doing anyway.

    For example I've dealt with people trying to download files via FTP from the same piece of hardware and then try to get the same file via web. The http connection downloaded at about two to three times the throughput because ISPs prioritize web traffic over file transfer. But Torrent is a whole other protocol and each chunk is tiny. The ISPs haven't thought to throttle torrents yet. They might start to in attempt to prioritize other means of data delivery but man... fuck that!

    My router is prioritizing on the packet level because my network is tiny. My work network on the other hand has a few thousand servers to talk to and that 10GigE is barely taxed but... when we pay backbone providers for 10GigE they have a choice of delivering that with 99.99% uptime or they get replaced.

    The point is most of the "everyone panic, the world is ending" propaganda in favor of net neutrality is severely over-hyped.

  • Deksam

    When you want the government to take control of what was one of the last largest truly organically free growing entities of the free world... Sure, some aspects may be better, however at what controlling costs?
    In the end the goubberment always demands their pound of flesh in the name of fairness..

    Also around the same time, obama handed the ownership of the internet to the UN for free, to control as they see fit.

  • shashi

    Globalism is real my friend. When you have the money and contacts, you can go anywhere at anytime to reside or simply set up a company and then transfer the income from said company to any other company in any other country and circumvent the tax responsibilities for having extracted revenue from said territories and there's nothing any "goubberment" can do about it.

    Obviously i dont mean you personally, this privileged is reserved for those at the top of the totem pole, not for us plebeians

  • The_Wretched

    And don't get you started about the black helicopters or HAARP. I mean, chemtrails, right?

  • Deksam

    Why are you such an advocate of being led by the hand by the government in every aspect of your life? If that is your utopia? Then riot and destroy property and live in your utopia for the next 5 to 20 years. Who knows, you might love it.

  • The_Wretched

    How lurid. Can I interest you in a differential home water plan? I mean, I'm going to only delivery low volume and unpotable water unless you want to pay more. Maybe you can just get your water at work or from a kind neighbor who has a fountain out front?

  • Deksam

    Ha, but I have a very deep well and a nice lake to draw from.
    But You're comparing needed city infrastructure to something that is not meant to sustain healthy life standards for all who live there, Internet is not even in the same realm.

  • Bling Nye

    Obama turnin' the frogs gay 'n shit, can you believe it?!

  • Deksam

    Don't believe everything you hear on CNN.

  • Doog

    If you need this video to 'understand' Net Neutrality then you haven't been paying attention

  • They have a 50-50 shot of getting special orders like 'no mayonnaise' right but they feel completely comfortable explaining net neutrality to seemingly random customers?

  • SendThemBack

    They can't get my order right half the time and they want me to listen to them on politics? Half their employees can't even spell politics.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Retarded propaganda is retarded.

  • shashi

    im genuinely interested to know. What is the main disadvantage of net neutrality to you as a consumer? (i live in the uk so have no vested interest except to hear the opinions of someone with whom i may disagree)

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