Since 2006, Net Neutrality activists have been warning that a non-Neutral internet will be an invitation to ISPs to create “plans” where you have to choose which established services you can access, shutting out new entrants to the market and allowing the companies with the deepest pockets to permanently dominate the internet.
But these aren’t just design fiction: the Portuguese non-neutral ISP MEO has mistaken a warning for a suggestion, and offers a series of “plans” for its mobile data service where you pay €5 to access a handful of messaging services, €5 more to use social media; and €5 more for video-streaming services.
Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai has publicly committed to ending network neutrality in America, and this is the system he’s trying to create.
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Donald Trump is the least popular president to serve in US history, so it’s no surprise that the call for mass, “J20 demonstrations” at his inauguration would be answered by massive crowds.
When mainland US cities like Houston and Miami get hit by hurricanes, they rely on mutual aid deals with out-of-state and Canadian power authorities to rebuild, as hundreds of skilled maintenance workers flood in and work for free to get their grid up and running; but debt-crushed Puerto Rico is paying $300 million to Whitefish […]
Senators Bob Corker, Jeff Flake and John McCain talk a big game about not letting the GOP be the handmaiden of trumpist corruption, but when the chips were down last night, they voted with their party and a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Handmaid’s Tale to pass legislation that lets financial institutions take away your […]
Chalkboards are more than just classic classroom backdrops — they’re great for making drawings and taking notes. You can turn any flat area into a versatile writing surface with this Chalkboard Contact Paper Creativity Bundle, available now in the Boing Boing Store. This unique paper easily affixes to doors, tabletops, and anywhere else you need […]
The Pascal Press Coffee Mug and Portable Brewer makes coffee in about a minute, and keeps it warm throughout your entire morning. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store for $35.
‘Six Sigma’ is a set of methods first developed for internal use at Motorola to ensure quality results in manufactured products. By performing detailed analysis of every step of their company’s operation, managers can use the process to determine what could use some improvement.