[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-146 Clarify Justified Need for Transfers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 5 14:35:47 EDT 2011

On May 5, 2011, at 10:21 AM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

> Response inline.
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Jeffrey Lyon
>> <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:
>>> Based on the fact that you call it "petrol," i'll assume you're not in
>>> the United States. My trips to the gas station take about < 5 minutes.
>>> I would call that a testament to the free market.
>> I guess you aren't old enough to remember long lines and rationing in the USA.
> President Nixon was also one of the biggest black eyes to the U.S.
> economy to occur in the 20th century. There is less control on the
> market now and we no longer have these issues. Basic supply and demand
> principles ensure that no one will ever be stuck in a line waiting for
> anything so long as there is minimal government regulation or
> collusion. Even President Obama hasn't managed to cause this level of
> economic damage.
You clearly haven't been to a grocery store in San Jose on a Saturday
or Sunday evening recently.

I do not believe that the checkout lines have anything to do with

>> See any resemblance to IP addressing?
> Yes, I do. ARIN restricts and rations access to IP resources which
> keeps prices artificially low while putting long lines on the near
> horizon. Anyone who isn't satisfied with their fuel being rationed
> shouldn't be satisfied with their IP space being rationed.

I was fine with the fuel rationing. I would be fine with it again if I could
get my fuel for $0.79/gallon again.


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