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Being Alone, America, and Be Like: With Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block, Communities Are Taking Matters Into their Own Hands-and Scaring the Hell out of Comcasí erin-space-goat: quasi-normalcy: comcastkills: headlines I like to see Why would you post the headline but not the article? (X) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/with-net-neutrality-on-the-chopping-block-communities_us_5a0f467de4b0e6450602eaa5 We should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we’ve been before: net neutrality is crucial to helping everyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, get online. But there’s another way we can fight for an open internet. Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers. Fort Collins voters went the furthest, passing a measure to finance an assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility, which would aim to provide faster service at a cheaper price. That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future. “People who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time and actually got energized,” said one resident who had campaigned for the measure. Not everyone was excited. Industry groups spent more than $450,000 campaigning against the measure. In fact, the very reason Colorado towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure. (The industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states.) Comcast and the like are quaking in their boots about a public option, and they should be. Cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee, which became the first U.S. city to offer gigabit internet speed after going public, are outperforming private providers and even forcing them to innovate to play catch up. Why shouldn’t internet access be a public good? The web should be like the Postal Service, which, because it’s public, provides affordable mail service to everyone, rich or poor, in all areas of the country. And why should a handful of corporate executives and investors get rich while providing expensive, slow access and unbearable customer service? Comcast’s CEO, billionaire Brian Roberts, pocketed $33 million last year alone while running America’s most hated corporation. People need the internet for life in the 21st century, to communicate, apply for jobs, and access crucial resources. Everyone should have affordable access. (17th Nov, 2017 - Donald Cohen)

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Journey, Nasa, and Target: arstechnica: This de-winged 747 used to carry NASA shuttles. Now it’s moving 3mph through Texas highway. 

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Boo, Disney, and Donkey: What you didn't know about Nintendo Nintendo was founded in as a playing card company. They made their first video game in 1978. 1889 Nintendo means Leave luck to en," in Japanese Nintendo lucked out in hiring , a 24-year-old as their first staff artist in 1977. He would eventually become the creator of Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda, and the Wii. Shigeru Miyamoto As a child Disney. become more recognizable than Mickey. d, Miyamoto idolized Walt By 1990, Mario, his creation, had Nintendo's Top 3 Franchises #2 Pokemon 200m #1 Mario 240m #3 Zelda 94m Sonic Halo MK 36m 27m 26m 534 Million Games Sold The Wii just surpassed the NES as the 67.46m 67.45m best-selling Nintendo System of all time Wii NES A stack of 534 million NES cartridges 6,230 miles tall. SNES 49.10m N64 32.93m would be GameCube 22m Virtua Boy 0.80m Xbox 360 39m Nintendos failed experiment with 3D gaming. PS3 33.50m The DS just passed the Gameboy to become he best-selling handheld system ever. DS 125.13m Gameboy 118.69m GBA 81.40m PSP 55.90m iPhone 42.80m In 2008, Nintendo made $1.28 million dollars for every employee. Thanksgiving week in 2009, Nintendo sold systems every second A few porn games were released without Nintendo's includ- ing: Bubble Bath Babes, Hot Slots, and Peek-a-boo Poker. (these rare games are now worth up to $1000 a piece!) 2.5 permission Nintendo is a larger company than... SONY PanasonIc LOWE'S YAHOO! To make games last longer, many NES games were insanely hard to beat. Today gamers call especially difficult games in honor of that era. Mario has a 27' vertical jump 'Nintendo Hard Quick Mario Stats Ninten . 235 video games - 31 different CEREAL SYSTEM ARIO power ups 7 tv shows 1 ridiculous breakfast cereal FRUITY SHIRT OFFER http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Nintendo-Company-Ltd-Company-History.html http://www.touchgenerations.com/enGB/discover_nintendo/what_nintendo means.php http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/arts/television/25schi.html http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1993/06/02/36qa.h12.html Dave Halverson (May 2008). Sonic the Hedgehog Unleashed http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story 24852 http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/mJo7tVkigOG9pROC2dQoQ17z4bxJF6ee http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id-231667 http://web.archive.org/web/20071023152817/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/news_060707_mortal.html http://gamerinvestments.com/video-game stocks/index.php/2010/01/30/wii-and-ds-pass-lifetime-sales- of- nes-and-game-boy-respectively/ http://www.gamespot.com/news/621 4693.html?om-act-convert&om-clk=newstopataganewstoptitle,5 http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/28/ds-sells-125-million-worldwide-wii-up-to-67-million/ http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps3_sale e.html http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated sales e0912.pdf http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/19462/Xbox-360-Sales-Up-30-Percent-in-March-Quarter/ http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2008/09/lost-virtual-bo/ http://www.google.com/finance http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NintendoHard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List of_Mario_games by year Mario's vertical jump approximated by pixel count and assuming a height of 5'5" http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/12/wii-ps3-crow-over-thanksgiving-success-microsoft-silent.ars <p>Curiosidades de Nintendo&hellip; (me encantan estas recopilaciones)</p>
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