Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit

Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit: Be honest. This is not building anything new — it’s discriminating and restricting what we already have. This is not making anything faster — it’s allowing ISPs to selectively slow down traffic that they don’t strategically or financially benefit from, and only permit traffic from their partners to run at… Continue reading Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit

Haunted Empire review – great title, shame about the contents

Haunted Empire review – great title, shame about the contents | Technology | theguardian.com: I found the bizarre attribution of meaning to events which didn’t seem to have meaning more and more intrusive. I also found it incongruous to have an American journalist from the WSJ offering her own interpretations; I thought it was an… Continue reading Haunted Empire review – great title, shame about the contents

Surveillance by Algorithm

Surveillance by Algorithm: Indeed, ever since Snowden provided reporters with a trove of top secret documents, we’ve been subjected to all sorts of NSA word games. And the word “collect” has a very special definition, according to the Department of Defense (DoD). A 1982 procedures manual (pdf; page 15) says: “information shall be considered as… Continue reading Surveillance by Algorithm

pCell and Why its a Bigger Deal than Anyone Realizes

How Steve Perlman’s “Revolutionary” Wireless Technology Works – and Why its a Bigger Deal than Anyone Realizes: My brain almost exploded when I realized this. While 5G is a big leap in performance from existing 4G technology, it doesn’t provide any fundamentally new capabilities to us. Wireless power, though would be a total game-changer. What… Continue reading pCell and Why its a Bigger Deal than Anyone Realizes

Nilay Patel: ‘The Internet Is F****d’

Nilay Patel: ‘The Internet Is F****d’: Great piece by Nilay Patel at The Verge: American politicians love to stand on the edges of important problems by insisting that the market will find a solution. And that’s mostly right; we don’t need the government meddling in places where smart companies can create their own answers. But… Continue reading Nilay Patel: ‘The Internet Is F****d’

‘Today, the Process Is Faster. It’s Your Brain, a Button, Then Millions of Reactions.’

Steve Martin: ‘Today, the Process Is Faster. It’s Your Brain, a Button, Then Millions of Reactions.’ quoted by DF who then writes: “…after a misquotation of a joke he tweeted was spread by Salon. Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants… Continue reading ‘Today, the Process Is Faster. It’s Your Brain, a Button, Then Millions of Reactions.’