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March 14, 2014
U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.

Y’all. This is big. (via washingtonpost)

Ah, the Friday news dump by our government.

(via beerburritowhiskey)

You won’t let us spy on you? Fine. We don’t want your stinkin’ internet anymore.

(via beerburritowhiskey)

17:45 // 1 month ago
March 4, 2014
kohenari:

Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD
Hmmm … 11% seems low.

There’s always a danger of being infected with HTML on the internet.

kohenari:

Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD

Hmmm … 11% seems low.

There’s always a danger of being infected with HTML on the internet.

(Source: caraobrien)

21:08 // 1 month ago
February 23, 2014
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February 19, 2014

Google unveils new plan to drastically expand Fiber coverage

  • 33 cities will be getting Google Fiber, beginning as early as next year, if Google is able to move forward with a newly unveiled plan to drastically expand its fiber optic internet service. The list includes major cities like Charlotte, Phoenix and Portland, along with notable tech hubs like Mountain View and Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, and more rural towns in Georgia, North Carolina and Oregon. source
17:48 // 1 month ago
December 5, 2013
No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it. The “backbone” of the network—major electronic corridors established by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others—is obvious enough, but like the interstate highway system, it leads to successively smaller local byways and obscure private roads.
How The Washington Post wrote about the internet in 1988.
8:49 // 4 months ago
December 2, 2013
The thing is, I somehow still want Yahoo not to suck.
Yahoo Users Anonymous. (via nedhepburn)

(via nedhepburn)

10:35 // 4 months ago
November 25, 2013
14:07 // 4 months ago
November 16, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 16, 2013

On Thursday, a guy fell out of a private plane near Miami. (The pilot suggested his passenger opened the door and fell out. Yikes.) Today, they appear to have found the body. Crazy story.

Should the entire internet be encrypted? In the wake of the NSA scandal, a bunch of the network’s architects are discussing that idea.

In a move that grants legitimacy to the mainstream use of 3D printers, Microsoft just launched a 3D printing app of its own.

The Democratic machine is already working on its plan for Hillary 2016.

They make wine for cats now.

18:19 // 5 months ago
October 21, 2013
13:30 // 5 months ago
September 6, 2013
etherati:

shortformblog:

Here’s a map of the best and worst internet connections in the U.S. If you live in Washington State, please torrent a little extra for the rest of us.

This is either outdated or bogus in general, I live way up a mountain in Colorado and we have 100mbps cable. Which usually ends up being more like 80 in practice but still.
The fact that the highest bucket is 29mbps tells me probably ‘outdated’.  DOCSIS 3 is a thing that exists now!

It’s an average. Key word relative:

Where can we find these two Americas? The map above shows relative download speeds (by congressional district*) across the contiguous U.S., based on January through July data from over 5,600 cities and towns represented in Ookla’s Net Index. Blue means a faster download speed than the national average of 18.2 Mbps, while red means a slower download speed.

Just because you have faster download speeds doesn’t mean your neighbors do.

etherati:

shortformblog:

Here’s a map of the best and worst internet connections in the U.S. If you live in Washington State, please torrent a little extra for the rest of us.

This is either outdated or bogus in general, I live way up a mountain in Colorado and we have 100mbps cable. Which usually ends up being more like 80 in practice but still.

The fact that the highest bucket is 29mbps tells me probably ‘outdated’.  DOCSIS 3 is a thing that exists now!

It’s an average. Key word relative:

Where can we find these two Americas? The map above shows relative download speeds (by congressional district*) across the contiguous U.S., based on January through July data from over 5,600 cities and towns represented in Ookla’s Net Index. Blue means a faster download speed than the national average of 18.2 Mbps, while red means a slower download speed.

Just because you have faster download speeds doesn’t mean your neighbors do.

19:19 // 7 months ago