I fight my instincts everyday to join in the outrage packs that rip people apart daily on the internet, this story explains why. I am not proud to say that I don’t always win that fight and I do admit there are times that the outrage is a force for good. Normally I feel some value to a story when it punches up at real targets, but normally it isn’t real targets. I it some poor schlub that said the wrong thing at the wrong place. I always think about all the wrong things I have said and count my blessings that I was loudest before the internet really caught on. In many ways our society is starting to take some of the most loathsome elements of the Puritan age, brush them off and pretend it has never been tried before.
I am actually not nearly as big a fan of The Oatmeal as many of my friends, but I do think his demonstration of net neutrality is pretty accurate. In a market where there is no real competition we have to keep the ISPs under control. This is not a right/left issue, it is common sense.
Some penalties in Football are more severe than others. Not many players wish they got a normal red card instead, but this player got a 50 year ban for kicking a ball into the ref’s face.
We live in a horror filled world of brain breaking monsters. I guess it is ok though, after all nobody does that sort of thing to us humans. Have some more tuna Mittens.
Clearly our trademark system is working as intended when some schlub can trademark the symbol for Pi. Yep, that is big help to our creative society and not a huge lawyer driven anchor on the free market.