June 20, 2006
Rendezvous. We plan on investing all our moneys into supercars.
June 18, 2006
Showers & Syringes
June 11, 2006
Plants & DDR
Quicky shouts to old homeys from 21 Ten Eyck who seem to be doing big tings in the field of musicality: Max Tucker and Rider sounds real good for the rock kids, Sam Barsh with Avishai Cohen Trio, Grizzly Bear doods touring Europe, and yeah... congratulations on all the success boys.
I haven't been scouring for links as I should be, but fortunately, we've got Ix forwarding entertainment from his cube:
June 2, 2006
If you haven't heard about the battle over Net Neutrality yet, time to do some catchin up. This is how it affects you. If you've heard about it, but haven't done anything yet, get to steppin. Don't underestimate the significance of even just contacting your representative. The momentum on this issue is building and hundreds of thousands of people are speaking out.
I really don't want to be biased, but I swear it gets harder and harder to give corporate giants the benefit of the doubt these days. It's fine if the telcos want to push their agenda. It's their right. I fully support them speaking up. But their marketed propaganda has been so misleading, it's painful. They've propped up groups under the guise of being community action groups to make it seem like they have public support, when almost no one else educated on the issue supports their agenda.
Sites like Hands off the Internet and TV 4 Us are a couple of the main ones. And now there's more and more indication that there are hired 'astroturf' bloggers making the routes around comment boards trying to hold up the incredibly flimsy argument of the telcos.
I'm all for an open and competitive market, but creating multi-tiered system will actually further harm our economy by bolstering an oligopoly rather than promoting new innovation and competition. So if you're wondering why the U.S. has fallen to 16th place in global broadband technology, this will infuriate you even more. Think your T3 line is fast? Japan and Korea have been hard at work wiring their entire countries with broadband connection speeds of 100Mbps, while the telecom industry here just pocketed about $200 billion in tax dollars.
Think they're just trying to make some hard earned cash to improve technology for you now?
Geoff Duncan offers a fairly straightforward look at the issue of net neutralityhere without too much apparent bias, though in my opinion, he innapropriately mixes the issue of the affordability of service with the first ammendment issue of content discrimination.
In the words of the Supreme Court:
"It is the purpose of the First Amendment to preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will ultimately prevail... It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral and other ideas which is crucial here."
— quoted on MediaAccess.org