Spotlight Marginalia

Netflix: The Case Against ISP Tolls

shortformblog:

Netflix offers a technical take on why a “fast lane” for data is a bad strategy, and why the Comcast/TWC merger shouldn’t be allowed:

Side note: Here’s FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler rebuking critics of the commission’s proposed net neutrality strategy.

It’s spring, which means I really want to play harvest moon.
I literally have a garden in my back yard, and pets I can train, and can continue to court my lovely wife, but…but HARVEST MOON.

It’s spring, which means I really want to play harvest moon.

I literally have a garden in my back yard, and pets I can train, and can continue to court my lovely wife, but…but HARVEST MOON.

asylum-art:

Incredible Living Sculptures– Robert Cannon

These are fascinating sculptures done by Robert Cannon . He calls the work Terraform Sculpture. TERRAFORM (literally, “Earth-shaping”) the process of deliberate modification of the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by humans. While in Robert’s case, he uses concrete and mosses with most of his creations.

amazing

(via trials-of-socrates)

bestrooftalkever:

stop saying selfie

man

seriously everyone just stop using that word

Blizzard has created a comparatively safe space in gaming, and that’s worth preserving. It may be telling that it required us to give up almost all avenues of communication when playing against random opponents, but so be it. My long sessions are made more pleasant by the calls of “Well Played,” and “Ooops” that come as I make some good decision and some poor ones, and that’s all I need from my opponents.
 
If it means I don’t have to hear from anyone else, I’ll gladly shut up as well.

Blizzard silenced Hearthstone players, and it made the game amazing (via wilwheaton)

Totally agree with this. Simple gestures. No one trashing on me when I misclick and look stupid. Or when I intentionally click and look stupid.

(via wilwheaton)