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Tim Ehat
Technical Lead, Performance at Domo, Inc.
Technical Lead, Performance at Domo, Inc.
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Verizon's reasoning is always fun (slightly reworded):

Our customers want to download more data (TV shows and movies) than they upload to some websites.

Because of this fact, we feel it's the responsibility of the website providers (or their delivery partners) to pay us to upgrade our network so our customers can receive the data they requested. (Or choose another delivery partner who has already paid to upgrade our network.)

We absolutely do not take this stance because we provide a competing service (cable TV shows, movie channels, and PPV) to our customers for an additional fee.

Customers pay us for a fast connection to the limited Verizon IP Network. If customers want their 75mbps service package to perform at those speeds when communicating with the actual Internet outside Verizon's network, they should ask their favorite websites to make sure they use the delivery partners that pay to keep our connection to the greater Internet fast.

+Verizon FiOS +Netflix +Cogent Communications 

#Peering    #NetworkNeutrality   #NetNeutrality   #VerizonPeeringCongestion  

If Verizon's customers realized that this is essentially what Verizon has just said in their blog post (and in other statements), I doubt they'd be pleased.

It would be cool if apps could tweak the background and foreground colors of the on-screen navigation buttons like they can the bar at the top of the screen. #AndroidL #MaterialDesign

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I complained on my blog several years ago that Verizon's blocking of Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus seemed arbitrary and anticompetitive. Now we are all getting better acquainted with the terrorist group that shares a name with Verizon's own mobile payment system. Serves 'em right. #ISIS

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The percentages of people who agreed with each conspiracy statement:

37 percent: "The Federal Drug Administration is deliberately preventing the public from getting natural cures for cancer and other diseases because of pressure from drug companies."20 percent: "Health officials know that cell phones cause cancer but are doing nothing about it because large corporations won't let them."12 percent: "The CIA deliberately infected large numbers of African-Americans with HIV under the guise of a hepatitis inoculation program."12 percent: "The global dissemination of genetically modified foods by Monsanto Inc. is part of a secret program, called Agenda 21, launched by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations to shrink the world's population."20 percent: "Doctors and the government still want to vaccinate children even though they know these vaccinations cause autism and other psychological disorders."12 percent: "Public water fluoridation is really just a secret way for chemical companies to dump the dangerous byproducts of phosphate mines into the environment."

Are sync'd tabs really hidden all the way on the history page now in Chrome 33?

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Google is smart to keep pushing into the ISP space. First off, it's a space ripe for some disruption here in the US. Additionally, it's a great way overall for them to protect the internet (even if they don't expand into every area) because they can be a consistent threat against the likes of Verizon and Comcast and their anti-network-neutrality ways. Netflix is already slowing down on those two networks (though perhaps not directly from the overturning of the FCC's rules)...

At the very least some lucky people will have an opportunity to get better speeds and, if Google were to join in on the preferred services network ways, have a set of services from someone who rocks at web services. A Verizon or Comcast search engine, chat and email service, cloud storage service, etc.? No thanks.

I'd love for Google to expand Google Fiber to the point where they could (if they wanted) tell Comcast and Verizon they have to pay Google some carriage fees for their customers to have access to some or all of Google's services. Not that Google would want to lose their real revenue stream...

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From the article: "'Congress expressly used language throughout the definition section of the 1976 Copyright Act that would encompass all known or yet to be developed technologies,' Kimball wrote in today's order."

The problem I have with this is that I don't think Congress often understands the technical details and differences. To say members of congress specifically chose to make a particular distinction is silly when we have members of congress who pass legislation without reading it. It's too often a "we've gotta pass it to find out what's in it" sort of thing.

Did the Supreme Court ask anyone who voted for the Affordable Care Act if they thought the individual mandate was a tax when they voted for it, or did the court just decide on it's own interpretation instead of finding out what the actual intent was? (Though it certainly makes sense that you have to go based off of the law as written rather than feelings after the fact.)

What probably happens is the bill is written by assistants, lobbies, etc. The representative is probably just responsible for wining and dining and voting.

It's hard to really blame them, though, in a sense. They don't have time to read and thoroughly understand everything. The voters at large can sort them out if they don't pay attention to the important stuff.

In reality, though, it's probably just another bit of evidence that we have far too many laws.

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Saw this little gem a couple months ago. I should have view-source'd to see if there was an ASCII cat or something.

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Yikes! Watch out for this one. For such an otherwise very secure and conscientious browser, this is a pretty big hole. I always knee the "access all data on all websites" was giving a lot of trust to someone you probably don't know.

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Though I'm sure Apple will stop selling them in their Apple Stores.
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