FCC Chairman Pai wants to kill Net Neutrality, at the expense of small-town America

Susan Crawford, one of the most articulate campaigners for Net Neutrality (previously) explains how FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to kill Net Neutrality will leave small-town America behind in the 21st century’s rear-view mirror, receding into the distance with poor-quality, slow, and inefficient network access at a moment when economic survival depends on reliable, high-speed and neutral nets. (more…)

Susan Crawford, one of the most articulate campaigners for Net Neutrality (previously) explains how FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to kill Net Neutrality will leave small-town America behind in the 21st century’s rear-view mirror, receding into the distance with poor-quality, slow, and inefficient network access at a moment when economic survival depends on reliable, high-speed and neutral nets. (more…)

Fox News host mimicks Ivanka Trump sex move, takes abrupt vacation

Fox News’ Jesse Watters thought it was the perfect time at Fox News to make a sexual joke at a woman’s expense. And he earned a three-day vacation for his on-air blowjob joke about Ivanka Trump after saying, “I really like how she was speaking into that microphone.” From Digg:

Despite Watters’ efforts to play it off, it seems like the controversy has caught up to him. Today he announced abruptly that he would be taking a vacation with his family until Monday… three days into his new primetime slot.

The controversy comes on the heels of Fox News’ firing of Roger Ailes and, more recently, Bill O’Reilly over sexual assault and harassment allegations, illustrating what appears to be a disturbing pattern disrespect for women.

This isn’t the first time Watters has been in hot water. Last year, Watters received the ire of the internet over his now-infamous Chinatown segment, in which he ambushed random people in Chinatown and barraged them with racist questions.

https://youtu.be/PJmnLzw8NA4

Fox News’ Jesse Watters thought it was the perfect time at Fox News to make a sexual joke at a woman’s expense. And he earned a three-day vacation for his on-air blowjob joke about Ivanka Trump after saying, “I really like how she was speaking into that microphone.” From Digg:

Despite Watters’ efforts to play it off, it seems like the controversy has caught up to him. Today he announced abruptly that he would be taking a vacation with his family until Monday… three days into his new primetime slot.

The controversy comes on the heels of Fox News’ firing of Roger Ailes and, more recently, Bill O’Reilly over sexual assault and harassment allegations, illustrating what appears to be a disturbing pattern disrespect for women.

This isn’t the first time Watters has been in hot water. Last year, Watters received the ire of the internet over his now-infamous Chinatown segment, in which he ambushed random people in Chinatown and barraged them with racist questions.

https://youtu.be/PJmnLzw8NA4

Make silly noises and fight Kirk in your own Gorn mask

I had forgotten how goofy the monster noises were in the epic Kirk vs Gorn battle. With this excellent mask and a few groans you too could rough up Starfleet’s more daring Captain.

https://youtu.be/4SK0cUNMnMM

Evidently you’ll need to make your own body suit, but the mask looks nicer than the actual prop.

Star Trek Classic Gorn Deluxe Latex Mask via Amazon

I had forgotten how goofy the monster noises were in the epic Kirk vs Gorn battle. With this excellent mask and a few groans you too could rough up Starfleet’s more daring Captain.

https://youtu.be/4SK0cUNMnMM

Evidently you’ll need to make your own body suit, but the mask looks nicer than the actual prop.

Star Trek Classic Gorn Deluxe Latex Mask via Amazon

The Simpsons on Trump’s first 100 days in office

Here is The Simpsons‘ take on Trump’s 100th day in the White House, which includes Sean Spicer hanging himself with a sign that says, “I Quit!” and a strangling match between Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon. We also get to see Trump in his jammies, lying in bed with a remote in his hand. An aide comes to his side and asks him to read a bill that will lower taxes for Republicans. “Can’t Fox News read it and I’ll watch what they say?” the president asks.

With the 100th day hitting us this Saturday, thank god for comic relief!

Here is The Simpsons‘ take on Trump’s 100th day in the White House, which includes Sean Spicer hanging himself with a sign that says, “I Quit!” and a strangling match between Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon. We also get to see Trump in his jammies, lying in bed with a remote in his hand. An aide comes to his side and asks him to read a bill that will lower taxes for Republicans. “Can’t Fox News read it and I’ll watch what they say?” the president asks.

With the 100th day hitting us this Saturday, thank god for comic relief!

Kevin Kelly: “superhuman” AI is bullshit

Kevin Kelly argues that the core premises that underlie the belief that artificial intelligence will overtake human intelligence are “more akin to a religious belief — a myth” than a scientific theory. (more…)

Kevin Kelly argues that the core premises that underlie the belief that artificial intelligence will overtake human intelligence are “more akin to a religious belief — a myth” than a scientific theory. (more…)

Why walking through a door makes you forget things

Why do people forget what they were going to do when they walk into a room? This video explains the “location updating effect,” and how you can work it to your advantage.

Why do people forget what they were going to do when they walk into a room? This video explains the “location updating effect,” and how you can work it to your advantage.

Insulin prices spike by 1123%, sending parents to the black market to keep their kids alive

Gabriella Corley is a 9 year old with Type I diabetes who’s allergic to the insulin covered by her low-income parents’ healthcare; to live, she must take Sanofi’s proprietary Apidra brand insulin, which has increased in price by 1,123% since 1996, and which is only covered to 25% by her insurer’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager, CVS. (more…)

Gabriella Corley is a 9 year old with Type I diabetes who’s allergic to the insulin covered by her low-income parents’ healthcare; to live, she must take Sanofi’s proprietary Apidra brand insulin, which has increased in price by 1,123% since 1996, and which is only covered to 25% by her insurer’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager, CVS. (more…)

Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai unveils his plan to kill Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump, today announced his plans to undo government oversight of broadband ISPs, and destroy Net Neutrality.

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Ajit Pai, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump, today announced his plans to undo government oversight of broadband ISPs, and destroy Net Neutrality.

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Vietnam complained of “toxic” anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor

Vietnam’s government today said Facebook has promised to work with the communist nation to prevent the publication and distribution of banned online content.

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Vietnam’s government today said Facebook has promised to work with the communist nation to prevent the publication and distribution of banned online content.

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