Those are the powerful words that Maynard opens the last song of Tool's most recent album: 7empest -- Fear Inoculum. This album released in 2019 is the soundtrack for the entire year of 2020. So let's jump right in... It's been a hell of a year this 2020 CE. So many things to unpack, so many lies told, and so many millions dealing with the loss of a job, loss of their homes, or loss of loved ones - surreal isn't even a strong enough word to describe this mess we're experiencing in the US of A. At this point we've already seen over 150,000 deaths related to COVID-19 and symptoms like it, but we're reopening schools across the nation this fall! I could spend hours diving into any one of these topics, but if you've been living under a rock (and who hasn't envied it) since February, here's a rough catalog of the things that have happened. March 2020 COVID-19 became a household term thrown around 200 million+ households multiple times a day Tiger Ki
I laid this out in my last post , but I'll make it clear again - ISPs in the United States don't care about customer service, they don't care about innovation, they care about the bottom line ... that is all. In Ars Technica on Tuesday, they broke it down again . ISPs are making threats that if the FCC reclassifies internet service as a Title II common carrier service , they would stop "innovating". There is factual evidence that effectively shows ISPs stopped innovating a few years ago, and aren't making any substantial investments in infrastructure currently. Today is the day that the FCC votes on the proposal to decide if the new rules Tom Wheeler wrote up will take effect. If that's keeping internet as an "information service" or if they decide to push it into the public utility realm. Either way, there are plenty of folks who have spoken out to the FCC that what the ISPs are doing is wrong, and no matter how much money ISPs throw a
Here is episode 5, wherein our intrepid hosts are joined by two lazy bastards who should really join us more often. Show notes below. 1:10 intro 2:08 Regretful purchase 17:30 Green Lantern review 21:05 Green Lantern Movie and comic book spoilers 25:50 spoilers over 27:00 Rude movie viewers 39:45 Rude patron's Audio 43:00 FURRIES 46:00 Techincal difficulties 48:00 A special guest appears. It's not very effective. Then TV, Quick questions, and something about playing cake, for Corwin.