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Always a good reminder.
 
A recent conversation on "censorship" and criticism reminded me of this excellent XKCD comic:
[[A person speaking to the reader.]] Person: Public Service Announcehment: The *right to free speech* means the government can't arrest you for what you say. [[Close-up on person's face.]] Person: It doesn't mean that anyone else has to listen to your bullshit, - or host you while you share it.
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I feel like if you have to name your legislation "USA Freedom Act", it's probably hiding something.
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Nostalgia:  engaged!
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Sooo... Jurassic Park with a dash of Aliens is what I'm feeling.

I bet it's going to be a really fun watch!
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It looks horrible and awesome at the same time. I can't wait! 
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On Net Neutrality - Why it is necessary

Net Neutrality - noun - the concept that all network traffic is treated the same.

I'll be succinct.  Before the FCC stepped in to make broadband internet a utility (like water or electricity) Verizon, Comcast, and a bunch of other ISPs were all working to create things calls "Fast Lanes". 

These "fast lanes" would require a content provider, like my company, to pay an additional fee in order for our content to be delivered quickly to you, a web user.  Logically, if there are fast lanes, this means there are "slow lanes".

So, let's say one of my competitors, AutoTrader, decided to pay these "fast lane" fees.  If I wanted to keep my content delivered as quickly, I'd have to pay this fee, too.

Keep in mind every web-connected business already pays a pretty hefty fee to an ISP for how much bandwidth they use.  Typically to two or more different ones for redundancy.

This fast lane fee could quickly be multiplied by the number of ISPs in the country.  Which would drive my cost-of-business up very quickly, making it cost prohibitive in order to compete.

Now imagine a small business, a start up, coming into this web environment.  The established businesses could afford to pay the ransom for quick network speeds, while a start up would have to deal with the "slow lanes".

It's well known that slow sites = no business.  Fast sites = lots of business.  It's one of the cardinal rules in web content construction.

Now Verizon will tell you building the internet is expensive.  Sure it is.  They also made 38 BILLION dollars last year.  So I think they're okay.

There are bunch of talking heads on capital hill trying to turn this into a Red vs. Blue issue.  Don't buy it.  You can trace each of them to tens of thousands of $ in donations from the big ISPs.  They're bought & only spouting what the ISP lobbyists are telling them.

If Net Neutrality goes away, so does the web as we know it.  It will become a place dominated by established, monolithic business, held hostage by Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner, etc.  It will not be a place where the new start up has the same playing field as the big guys.
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Driving through Austin, I saw one of the big Google Fiber billboard adds. I keep going they'll dramatically expand and disrupt the stranglehold of the big cable companies. I hope they'll tackle wireless soon after.
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So.... I know folks get irritated when they apply for jobs & don't get any response from employers.

Make sure you're not one of the folks that is clearly applying for a job whose job description you haven't bothered to read.  I've spent too much time reviewing resumes and cover letters of folks who don't even come close to matching the skills outlined.
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One of my internet finds is now trending on "I Fucking Love Science". Neat!
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Cylon.js - Robotics programming using JavaScript?

I had no clue that JavaScript had worked its way from the client-server web to robotics.

It surely seems like everything will be Javascript driven in the not too distant future.  Crazy.
Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that makes it easy to network a variety of platforms.
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The Internet's visual storytelling community. Explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer.
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7 Days Left On Descent KickStarter!

I just discovered this Kickstarter - these guys are bringing back Descent.  Pretty stoked about that!
Descendent Studios is raising funds for Descent: Underground on Kickstarter! Descent is back! Pilot your ship & battle foes through twisting, turning tunnels with unrestricted 3D movement & FPS action in Zero-G!
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Wanna-be sci-fi novelist, cyclist, cook, and reader by night. Web software builder by day.
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The imagination is one of our most precious human abilities.  It's taken us around the world, to the depths of the ocean, and to the moon.  It will tug and pull at you at the most inopportune times.  It will drive you to try something new or meet new people.  Imagination can reach into your comfort zone and pull you along.  Why?  Because you imagine what it might be like over the next hill, across the pond, in the dark forest, or cruising among the stars.

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We've had a series of issues with Economic Mowing recently. While my wife was pregnant, they left our gates open, letting the dogs loose a couple times. They've never responded to some emails, one an attempt to sign them up to aerate & seed the yard. The latest is that they've sent an email to all their customers with usernames and passwords in the clear asking them to re-enter credit card information. This is exactly what you don't do with your user information. We will be looking for other services.
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I purchased my 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T when the Dodge dealership was separate from the Chrysler dealership. At that time, the level of quality was great, especially in service. Since the combination of the two, service quality has gradually decreased. Now Hall will never see my car again. Here's why: They have repeatedly forgotten to do service items requested. This ranges from state inspection (they did their "world class inspection instead") to not installing all of the after-market parts requested. Which, by the way, had 400$ in labor attached to. Of course they'd want me to bring it back in to do the other 1/2 of the work! They put a quarter-sized dent in my passenger door that goes down to the sheet metal. Talk about infuriating. When I called them & told them, "hey, I just brought the car home from your service department & it has a dent" - they just said "bring it back in sometime next week & we'll look at it." I haven't been back since & will not return. It just so happened on this particular service appointment the mechanic took my car out for a drive to try & diagnose what I had already told them was a loose exhaust bracket. Find another Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership. Their mechanics are rushed, miss stuff, & take poor care of your car.
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Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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