Article: Democrat Warns Data Caps Could Undermine Net Neutrality

Democrat Warns Data Caps Could Undermine Net Neutrality

http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/democrat-warns-data-caps-could-undermine-net-neutrality-20140729

The Flip Side Of Net Neutrality.  So far Time Warner hasn’t instituted data caps for my home Internet but Comcast could change that in the future.

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Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years | The Mind Unleashed

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/ten-choices-will-regret-10-years.html

I needed these ten reminders. My fifth decade starts in the third quarter of this year. No time like now.

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Article: Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

http://gigaom.com/2014/07/24/chromecast-turns-one-why-this-small-streaming-stick-became-such-a-big-deal/

Happy Birthday Chromecast!

Best $35 I ever spent.  I’m looking forward to the updates promised in the article above.

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Afternoon Dragons with Tea

Some of my favorites from a post at Tor.com today entitled “Picturing Dragons”

by Jaime Jones

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Article: What happens to your online accounts when you die?

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2014/Digital-afterlife:-What-happens-to-your-email,-other-accounts-when-you-die-and-don’t-specify?%2Fid-07bd94e6e92c4333bb8f4dd1bfe7e844

I need to read my Terms of Service more closely.  I had planned on passing on my password archive to my descendants but that may actually be prevented according to the ToS.

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Loving Your Neighbor, Even the One You Hate

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“There is another way … “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18)

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:

Jews, Moslems and Christians all revere the first five books of the Bible. Many use Deuteronomy 19:21, “Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” (NIV) to justify reprisal for injuries suffered.

But revenge is only satisfying if you hit last. On a personal, family or national level, that’s no way to live in peace with your neighbors. We see that being acted out in Israel and Gaza currently.

There is another way, also found in those first five books (Leviticus 19:18), “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.”

The trigger for the current round of bloodshed was the murder of four teens. Some of their families have tried that better way. The Week magazine (July 18, 2014) reports that the…

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Can’t Phone Home

I dialed a phone number yesterday that I’ve had memorized all my life … literally.  It’s the phone number I grew up with.  It was the first phone number I learned.  I dialed it from my work phone, and it rang and rang and never got answered by the answering machine.  Odd, I though to myself.  Next, I tried my cell phone.  Almost immediately I got the “You have reached a phone number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service” message.  That got my attention.

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