Posts Tagged ‘Net Neutrality’

January 8th, 2015 - 2:14 pm § in America

Freedom Of Speech . in the 21st Century

Chairman Tom Wheeler didn’t say so directly, but he left little doubt that he and fellow Democrats on the FCC will stand up to cable and telco Internet providers next month by adopting net neutrality rules that redefine broadband as a regulated, communications service. ISPs have said that such a [...]

July 19th, 2012 - 10:32 am § in America, Politics

What is a “New Democrat?” Is Darcy Burner a “New Democrat?”

The term  “new Democrats” is fraught with partisanship.  At the presidential level, the term was first used to describe Bill Clinton  and now refers to the so called moderate Democrats who support  President Obama. The new Democrats stand out in contrast to doctrinaire progressive D[...]

April 6th, 2012 - 11:34 pm § in Uncategorized

Will Tablets Change Art?

David Hockney’s iPad art By Martin Gayford, The Telegraph One day last summer I got a text message from David Hockney. It read: “I’ll send you today’s dawn this afternoon, an absurd sentence I know, but you know what I mean.” Later on it duly arrived: pale pink, mauve and apricot cloud[...]

February 8th, 2012 - 1:53 am § in China, Hypocrisy, Politics

China: The Ugly Imperialist

Chinese Say ‘Trained Separatists’ Responsible for Tibetan Violence Chinese officials say trained Tibetan separatists who attacked police are responsible for instigating deadly violence last week in the southwest province of Sichuan. The state-owned China Daily newspaper quoted Sichuan go[...]

January 10th, 2012 - 7:54 am § in America, China, The Ave Scene

If Britain ruled the seas, America may be emerging as the ruler of the cloud.

  Apparently a single juror held out for Microsoft’s side of the case. Novel’s lawsuit against Microsoft’s monopoly over the word processing market has ended in a hung jury. Novel says it will continue the suit. The big issue is not Microsoft’s tactics or Novell’s [...]

November 7th, 2011 - 9:46 pm § in Misc., Politics, Science

Another New Journal Challenges Elsevier’s Monopoly on Biology.

Royal Society to launch into the great wide open By Paul Jump  Times Higher Education Top researchers in biology have yet another publishing option following the launch of a major open-access journal by the Royal Society. Open Biology, which will cover all areas with a molecular or cellular element[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 9:10 am § in Politics

FREE SPEECH: Censorship to topple Aljazeera?

The Guardian: Al-Jazeera boss Wadah Khanfar steps down to be replaced by Qatari royal TV channel head quits after revolutionising Middle East broadcasting for past eight years, especially during Arab Spring Wadah Khanfar, director general of the al-Jazeera network Qatar‘s government has replac[...]

August 24th, 2011 - 10:33 am § in America, China, Politics

I Nominate Hutntsman to Replace Biden

Huntsman Takes On The GOP Field and Obama! Says Republican Opponents And President Obama Didn’t Show Leadership On Debt Deal … Makes Specific Criticisms Of Romney, Perry, And Bachmann … ‘This Is A Center Right Country. I Am A Center Right Candidate.’[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Who is Morozov? Amazing ideas about education, freedom, and the internet!

  This cartoon is awesome. I can not summarize what is in this cartoon … ritalin, the enlightenment, radical right classist efforts to restrict education, … get some coffee, tea or a glass of wine and WATCH! from a comment at YouTube: “It would be nice to see the President (us[...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]