Sunday, November 02, 2014

Sorry, I don't get it. If you say “retail,” I expect you to continue the metaphor by saying “wholesale.” If consumers pay for access to a service that moves bits, should they get a refund when their bits are bumped to allow better paying bits higher priority? Does that ever happen to consumers of “electricity, water and gas?”
FCC's 'hybrid approach' to Net neutrality might become a thorny issue
… The report, which based its claims on information from "people familiar with his (Wheeler's) thinking," said that the agency will segregate Internet services into two categories, one for regular consumers and another for content providers.
"The plan now under consideration would separate broadband into two distinct services: a retail one, in which consumers would pay broadband providers for Internet access; and a back-end one, in which broadband providers serve as the conduit for websites to distribute content. The FCC would then classify the back-end service as a common carrier, giving the agency the ability to police any deals between content companies and broadband providers," the article read.

The game continues...
Sweden ready to 'use anything' to force mystery sub to surface
… Swedish media have reported that the military has been looking for a mystery underwater vessel, possibly Russian. The search began Thursday after Swedish intelligence picked up an emergency radio call in Russian, reported The Local, citing the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
"We don't know what it is," but we "are prepared to use anything necessary to bring the vessel to the surface if we need to," Swedish military spokeswoman Therese Fagerstedt told CNN on Tuesday.

“Two nations, separated by a common language.” George Bernard Shaw(?) The puzzling thing is, the words are apparently English words assembled in such a way as to make absolutely no sense! Much like student papers.
Pakistan's Misbah-ul Haq hits record Test half-century
Misbah reached 50 in 21 balls on the fourth day of the second Test against Australia to eclipse Jacques Kallis of South Africa who took 24 balls in 2005.
The Pakistan captain went on to match the 56-ball century mark set by West Indies legend Viv Richards in 1986.
Pakistan declared on 293-3, after Azhar Ali reached his ton, to set Australia 603 for victory in Abu Dhabi.

Do we still quote passages from memory, or is the eBook equivalent cut and paste?
The Most Popular Passages in Books, According to Kindle Data
… New data from Amazon, released to The Atlantic, gives us a peek at what, specifically, readers connect with. These are the most popular highlights in some of the service’s most popular books.
… Below, you’ll find passages from Austen, Tolkien, the Bible, and every tome of Harry Potter.

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