While I think it sucks that net neutrality is officially dead, I'm not sure it's going to be as obviously catastrophic as people make it out to be. I think the main problem is going to be the lack of transparency (am I getting time outs because of technical difficulties or because my ISP is throttling this site?) and…
After trying to recreate the Friendfeed experience in other social networks, I've realized it's going to be very hard to do. Facebook is slow and clogs up with notifications. It's designed for a slower pace. Google Plus doesn't scale out to multiple interests of a similar group. Again, notifications are an issue there. Twitter is fast but public.
Watching an interesting documentary on HBO. If you were suffering from kidney disease and needed a kidney transplant and you've been on the donor list for a number of years and it is looking like it is not going to happen, would you purchase a kidney off the black market? If your choices are death or black market?
“In the end, it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn't cope with, and that terrible listlessness which starts to set in at about 2:55, when you know that you've had all the baths you can usefully have that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the papers you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning…"
Some pro-Zimmerman fools have been passing along an idiotic piece of speculation that Martin was abusing "lean", a DIY DXM extraction, pointing to the Skittles and Arizona drink he had on him as part of the recipe. Slight problem: lean uses "skittles" - a slang term for coricidin tablets - not real Skittles.
Playing Devil's Advocate: If the US didn't 'go after' Snowden, does that render all 'secret things' open? If you can release State secrets without persecution, what is there (except honour) stopping every person in charge of private information releasing it at whim? As long as the leak is 'popular', it's ok?
We're going to jump ship on our guild, we can see where things are headed and even if they improve, it wont be by much. So here's the dilemma: Do I name the new guild "Something Clever" or "Maladjusted"?