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When I think of journalism …

When I think of journalism I think truth to power. That when it has truth it comes through with conviction, with verified facts, with a magazine locked and loaded with credited cited facts and each piece of evidence is the ghosts of the dead finally getting justice.

True journalism is the sniper’s bullet to tyranny, autocrats, corruption, and to corporate moneyed interests. These people who do not value the self aware needs of sentient life or dignity we have all agreed are basic human rights, they fear journalism so they attack it when ever they can.

Question those who call themselves journalists when all they do is attack others in the journalistic world. Question those who call for rhetoric that wishes to keep historically bigoted people in power. Lastly Question those who wish to oppress or attack those who are obviously truly those without power and without protection and cry out with words saying help me and my family.

So I’m glade we get to see a bi-op movie about renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin.

FiOS customer shows Verizon does serious throttling shenanigans with Netflix

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FiOS subscriber Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO who resides in New York City, pays for FiOS Internet that promised service of 75 Mbps download and 35 Mbps upload. However, his Netflix video streams were limping along at just 375 kbps (0.375mbps). Which is about only 0.5 percent of the speed he’s paying for.  So on a lark he decided to connect to a Virtual Private Network service. What Nederkoorn found was that through this encrypted extra hop, which in all other cases would slow down network performance he saw nearly a 10x increase in Netflix performance.

So Verizon, you got a lot of explaining to do! Continue reading

Alcatel-Lucent claims 10,000 Mbps internet over plain old copper telephone line

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The Bell Labs R&D division of telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent has today claimed to set a new world record after they successfully pushed “ultra-broadband” speeds of 10,000 Megabits per second (Mbps) down a traditional copper telephone line using XG-FAST technology, which is an extension of the protocol G.fast (ITU G.9700).
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You have just had your Gadget stolen! Here is how to get it back!

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We carry expensive gadgets on us all the time now. On a flight we listen to music on an iPhone or read on a Kindle ebook reader. We watch movies on an iPad or play Flappy bird on a phone. But what do you do if you misplace that device, or worse it is stolen? What recourse do you have to get it back, if any? What are the first steps and when and who do you call, or contact, for help, and what can you do to be prepared beforehand to help in getting it back yourself? Continue reading