Really peaceful song :)
Really peaceful song :)
With every trailer and advertisement i feel like Dragons Prophet is unsubtly telling me to fuck dragons.
I can’t be the only one seeing this right?
Hahahaaaaa!! Sooooo true!
This game has taken over my liiiife. I am playing on the EU server. Dragon’s Prophet has been keeping me sane while I’ve been practically bedridden with this cold I have D:
I googled “fat birdies” and found magic.
GO TEAM JACOBS! I’m so proud of my hometown n_n
I have been waiting literally FOREVER for this book to be translated from French to English! I am so excited! I tried reading bits in french but my french is so bad. :(
For anyone who had trouble with the previous link I’ve uploaded to YouTube for ease.
STELLA DE LIBERO Color Bridal Collection
Pretty dresses—but worried that the model isn’t at a healthy body weight—-I’m a scrawny person myself… but that spine sticking out on her back…
Natalie Dormer Tells Us All About Game of Thrones. (x)
Oh oh. I’m excited.
Net neutrality is dead.
At least that’s the verdict of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which today struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order from 2010 that forced Internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable to abide by the principles of network neutrality. These principles broadly stipulate that ISP network management must be transparent, and that ISPs can’t engage in practices that block, stifle or discriminate against (lawful) websites or traffic types on the Internet.
That’s the bare bones story, wrapped in ugly acronyms (FCC, ISP, etc.). But why should you care that network neutrality (“net neutrality”) may be gone for good?
1. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now discriminate against content they dislike.
Everyone gets their Internet from an Internet service provider — an ISP like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast or Time Warner Cable. Under net neutrality rules, these ISPs have to treat all content you access over the Internet “roughly the same way" — they can’t speed up traffic from websites they like or delay competitor’s traffic.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs can discriminate, favoring their business partners while delaying or blocking websites they don’t like. Think your cable CEO hates free online porn? Now you’ll know for sure!
2. No more net neutrality means ISPs can now force websites to PAY for faster content delivery.
You know how some sites you go to just load slower than others? Usually, that’s just because the slower site is image heavy, poorly coded, or dealing with intense server load. But with net neutrality gone, ISPs can now start charging hefty fees to websites that want quick content delivery — shifting the long load times to poorer sites that can’t pay up.
3. Destroying net neutrality is bad for small businesses.
Put together items one and two and it becomes clear — negating net neutrality is bad for small businesses. If ISPs force website owners pay for faster load times, tiny retailers and personal websites will be the ones to suffer from slower content delivery.
Alternately — or additionally — ISPs will have no reason not to favor partner sites: Time Warner Cable, for instance, might favor the website of CNN (owned by the Time Warner Corporation) over the websites of competing cable news networks MSNBC and Fox News. Still, it’s the indies again that will lose out here. While Time Warner Cable might favor CNN and Comcast MSNBC, independent news networks almost certainly won’t get special treatment from any ISPs. Expand this out to music sites, web publishing, etc., and you begin to see the problem.
In extreme cases, ISPs may hinder or block content that isn’t produced by partners —much like AT&T did when it owned the telephone networks back in the day.
4. Without net neutrality, entire types of online traffic (like Netflix) may be in jeopardy.
Netflix watchers and BitTorrent users might want to beware — soon your beloved services may not work like they used to. Now that net neutrality’s down for the count, ISPs can discriminate against entire types of traffic: For instance, an ISP could slow or block all peer-to-peer file sharing, or all online video streaming.
From an ISP’s perspective, discriminating against some traffic types makes business sense: Many ISPs are also cable television providers, which means the “cord-cutting" enabled by peer-to-peer and streaming online video isn’t good for their bottom line.
5. Without net neutrality, your ISPs can make even more money without actually improving the Internet.
Right now, America’s broadband is slow. It’s slow because ISPs can already make gobs of money by charging the rich a ton for high-quality Internet while leaving the rest of America with subpar (or no) service.
Now, with net neutrality gone, ISPs will be able to make even more money off their existing customer base. They won’t need to improve service or bring broadband to rural areas because they’ll be able to keep growing (financially, at least) by charging content providers more for faster delivery and charging customers more for faster access. In all likelihood, Tuesday’s ruling means the problems with America’s Internet will be magnified.
This FINALLY shows up on my dashboard and it only has 300 notes.
Here’s a petition on Whitehouse.gov that needs 88,000+ by the middle of February:
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS SHIT AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE AIN’T HAVIN’ IT!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A US CITIZEN TO SIGN THIS.
Why should someone outside the US care? What passes in one industrialised nation gives companies and politicians more leverage to pass similar laws in their own.
Having this sort of discrimination in the hands of companies has political consequences in addition to the ones mentioned above. Think of the influence these ISPs would have if allowed to keep these powers? Any ISP with a political bias, or influenced by a political party, would have the power to direct access to information on the internet at their will.
DO NOT CLICK ON THE SOURCE IF YOU HAVE ANXIETY, ARE SENSITIVE TO LOUD NOISES, AND/OR PHOBIAS OF BLOOD, GORE, BODY HORROR OR HORROR IN GENERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THERE WAS NOT A WARNING WHEN I CLICKED ON IT SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THE THINGS LISTED ABOVE!!!!!!!!!
This as been a PSA
SERIOUSLY THIS SCARED THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF ME AND I DONT HAVE ANY OF THOSE PHOBIAS AND IM JUST SAYING BE CAREFUL
^That was my reaction seeing this a few years ago. I don’t think I can do this again D:
Go there, and do as the instructions say.
When my art was stolen, I got the post reported, and it was taken down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just take down the sources post, but it takes down all the reblogged posts too.
Please give this a reblog, many artists out there may not know this is here.
And remember, ask permission before sharing, or don’t post it.
Attention to anyone in the Dayton area:
This is Parker, a little sweetheart of a stray who has been hanging around my apartment complex for a few months. Now though, with the weather getting colder and other cats starting to beat up on her (she’s front declawed and can’t properly defend herself), I’m worried that she won’t do very well; I had to take her to the vet today because a bite on her foot from another cat got infected.
I would love to keep her, but I already have a cat and can only keep one in my apartment. I’m waiting to hear back from some no-kill shelters, but If anyone can find room in their home for this cuddly little cat in the meantime, PLEASE let me know. If you can’t reimburse her medical expenses that’s all right; I’m even willing to get her her shots if that would make the difference in getting her settled with a warm and loving home.
Vital Statistics :
- 6lbs 8oz
- Litter trained
Starting today, your face, name, and personal information could appear in Google ads.
I love that when I unclicked the box, it said ‘Your friends will be less likely to benefit from your recommendations’ as if NOT having my browsing and searching history show up everywhere they look is a negative thing…
I just said fuckit and deleted my google+ account a few minutes ago. So tired of this bullshit.
Oh! Hello new favourite anime.
Only 4 episodes to a season? Is that a season? Will there be more? When will there be more? o_o
British Mailman Meets a Very Friendly Cat
POSTMAN PAT AND HIS BLACK AND WHITE CAT.
*Childhood show nostalgia*