Captain Cupholder
captaincupholder
Aug 12
4

Unless I’m missing something, Bryan’s ISP is Optimum, not Time Warner or Comcast - nor is Optimum owned by either. Also, the article you linked is regarding modem rental fees, which also seems unrelated to his problem. Did I misunderstand your post?

Aug 10
1

Thanks Shoshana - beyond that specific beef of mine, solid article - keep up the good work :)

Aug 7
1

yeah, that makes sense, although my understanding is that Internet Explorer (or Edge now, I guess) is not nearly as dominant as it used to be, lots more people using a non-default browser (esp. Chrome and Firefox), more businesses are supporting browsers besides Edge, etc. Mostly moot point for me, given I’m not Read more

Aug 6
4

This would be brilliant - if such a thing existed! I’ve heard rumors of other search engines - lots of talk about something called “Bing” - but I’m pretty sure it’s just an urban legend, like “el Chupacabra” or “good cops”.

Aug 6
24

I’m surprised that the author never brings up what seems like the worst part of this “robbery” - while small businesses undoubtedly benefit from hurting their competitors (or driving them out of business altogether), the company that gains the most direct and significant benefit is Google (or Facebook or possibly some Read more

Aug 4
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The talking point he’s brought up - repeatedly - is that the unemployment rate for Black people in the US is at a record low.* ** ***
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Aug 4
1

The talking point he’s brought up - repeatedly - is that the unemployment rate for Black people in the US is at a record low.* ** ***
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Jul 30
2

I agree that’s the most likely scenario. On the other hand, I think there are dramatic weather/climate-related disasters that used to be (relatively) rare, but are going to (continue to) become more common, maybe in some cases even “normal.” (We’re already breaking records left and right in terms of temperature.) In Read more

Apr 15
1

If you’re on twitter and find this article the least bit encouraging, you owe it to yourself to follow Bicycle Lobby:

Apr 6
3

I’ve been fixated - probably to an unhealthy degree - on face masks for the last couple days, so I’m just gonna dump some stuff I ran across here:

Apr 6
5

I’m not sure I’m as pessimistic as you, but yeah, there are at least two things that concern me (one of which you mentioned): Read more

Apr 2
2

So protesting is idiocy then? I for one am not shaking my head or going about my life - I can no longer easily buy toilet paper or visit friends and family.

Mar 12
4

I’m not really qualified to answer, but iirc Second Life wasn’t a game, or at least not much of one; wasn’t it more “just” a virtual reality space where people could do whatever they wanted? I know there were ways to attack people/buildings, but I thought that was more secondary to Second Life, whereas in Minecraft Read more

Feb 21
2

And for anyone who struggles with reading comprehension: despite conventional wisdom, whatever effect Russian interference had - and will have - on our elections pales in comparison to all the ways we’re fucking things up ourselves (and by “we” I mean both Republicans and Democratic Party elite, not to mention Read more

Jan 31
1

Yeah! Who cares if they’re doing even more than Walmart at facilitating a race to the bottom in terms of trampling on workers and unions, crushing smaller businesses, tax avoidance, or anything else! Who cares how the sausage is made? Not you, apparently.