Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jun 2011 19:29 UTC
Internet & Networking I've been keeping you up to date about the situation around net neutrality in The Netherlands - and today, everything finally came to its logical conclusion. During a debate in our lower house, most of the kinks were ironed out, and our minister of economic affairs, Maxime Verhagen, will now turn net neutrality into law. This means that after Chile, The Netherlands will be the second country in the world to do so.
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RE[3]: Netherwhat?
by MOS6510 on Thu 9th Jun 2011 08:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Netherwhat?"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I recall some people didn't like the show "Ik hou van Holland" because of the Nederland/Holland thing.

Personally I prefer "Nederland" as I don't like the sound of "Holland" and because the latter is incorrect when referring to the entire country.

Also I guess "The Netherlands" is plural because it is derived from our official country name "Kingdom of The Netherlands" (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). Which I guess includes those overseas islands and in the old days included Belgium and Luxembourg.

I'm still in favor of declaring war on those two countries and reclaim them.

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