What is Net Neutrality? [infographic]

August 26, 2010 |  by  |  Internet  |  1 Comment
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I’m sure you’ve heard of net neutrality before, but do you know how it affects you?

The world without net neutrality would look a bit like this. Net neutrality is defined as:

“Internet service providers may not discriminate between different kinds of content and applications online. It guarantees a level playing field for all Web sites and Internet technologies.”

What Internet providers (Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner, etc.) want to do is “tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data. And they want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services and streaming video — while slowing down or blocking services offered by their competitors.”

While the Internet providers would make an enormous amount of money from this, they would completely murder the innovation of the Internet. Everything you have ever known about the Internet, what some of you have grown up on, will be completely gone. What you know of the Internet now, the speed, the websites, the applications could cost 5 to 10 times what you are paying now if net neutrality is stopped.

Senator Al Franken recently said net neutrality is the “first amendment issue of our time”, and it is. Any of you could start a blog, and send out your opinion to the billions of Internet users across the world. If Net Neutrality wasn’t around my site would be obsolete. The only people who could visit would either have to pay extra, or my site would load incredibly slow. The Internet is our generations’ contribution to the future of the human species. Just imagine if only a handful of companies had control of where, when and how we used fire. Net Neutrality needs to be preserved forever, it matters to you whether you like it or not. [Via]

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17 Tasty Tips on Bacon [infographic]

August 25, 2010 |  by  |  Food  |  No Comments
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Bacon is one of the tastiest meats known to man. Bacon, egg and cheese tacos, bacon wrapped filet mignon, baconnaise, bacon infused vodka, bacon floss, and I don’t think Harry Potter ever had Bacon Jelly Beans, but we do. This meaty treat is just too popular.

Why is the internet so obsessed with bacon? Well I did some searching and it is mostly because it is a delicious addition to almost any food. The long strips make it a weavable edible product. The Bacon Explosion looks so good, but so bad at the same time. Sinking my teeth into that behemoth could be the best time of my life, or a trip to the hospital.

If only bacon didn’t taste so good maybe it wouldn’t be spoken of so often. I’ve heard the number one way to break a vegetarian is for them to wake up to the smell of bacon. Personally, I enjoy my bacon not cooked too much. A bit crispy but still some flavorful fat. Bacon in strip form is always my preference. I have some friends who cut up the bacon into bite-sized pieces. I think the strip is the greatest idea. I can just waltz up to the bacon, take a strip, and now I have 5 bites of portable heaven.

I start school today, but because I wrote this yesterday, I think I’m going to get bacon before school tomorrow. (You understand that?) Probably on a breakfast taco. Or a breakfast burrito, any of y’all from Austin would know of Taco Shack, and nothing beats the Burnet Road Burrito. [Via]

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Netflix vs Redbox [infographic]

August 24, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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I think the idea for Redbox is pretty great. I never ever end up returning the movie on time and it costs me. Netflix wins because you can stream on the Xbox or Wii or get them through the mail. [Via]

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Should You Buy? Flat-Panel TVs [infographic]

August 23, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  1 Comment
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I knew I was going to need a TV for my new dorm almost all summer. I want to get a flat panel because I know I can use it for years to come. The only TV I have is over 200 pounds and I really don’t want to carry that around every year to my new living space.

As of right now our TV situation looks a little bit pitiful. Trying to play FIFA on this thing is nearly impossible. I could kind of see the players but the ball was almost too small to see. I just ended up slide tackling the other team till I had to forfeit. Not that slide tackling isn’t my strategy when I can see the ball anyway.

One of my new roommates told me that most places have a 90 day return policy on TVs. He bought a television at the beginning of summer and returned it at the end with a full refund. I would like to do this, but I kinda want a TV I can keep and call my own. For now I think today I’m going to head over to the Best Buy and get myself a cool television. For the next 90 days I will be looking for an awesome deal on a killer telly. So if any of y’all have above a 32 inch flat panel, I may put in an offer….

Well, now that I have that out of the way let me tell you all about the new “3D televisions.”  They are stupid and a complete waste of money. They are something hotels should have but regular citizens should not. No one wants to wear glasses everyday, why would someone buy a TV that requires them to wear glasses? This 3D fad will fade away and with it will go some of the worst movies Hollywood has made in decades. [Via]

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iPad Applications [infographic]

August 22, 2010 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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The iPad is an amazing device. It’s magical. It’s also saturated with games. Enjoy. [Via]

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