Update on the Net Neutrality debate

Huzzah!  Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner of the FCC is asking to delay the vote due to public outcry over Tom Wheeler’s new proposal.  To recap, this new proposal would allow companies like AT&T and Comcast to charge extra money to companies like Netflix and Amazon just to get adequate bandwidth. This would inevitably prevent start-ups with bandwidth-heavy services from competing because they likely …

Fight for net neutrality (important stuff)

If you’re not entirely sure what net neutrality is, I’ll give you a few minutes to check out this article on Wikipedia (you only really need the definition). The FCC wants to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge premiums to content providers like Google, Netflix, Apple, Hulu, and more.  These premiums would consist of extra fees to ensure that the content from a …

Curiosity is power

So, as a writer, I often find myself pondering what makes a book (or any kind of story) successful.  I’ve come to realize that you can throw around terms like “tension” and “suspense” all you want, but it all really boils down to one thing: curiosity. Curiosity is the key to ANY good story.  You’ve got to make your audience …

Cosmos is kind of incredible

Neil, you are the man.  If you ever happen to read my humble blog, please know that you’re one of my personal heroes, and I find the work you do (both in and out of a lab) to be truly world-changing. Why do I think all of that about Neil Degrasse Tyson?  The man is on FOX–that’s right, the network …

The Lego movie was good, and Fox is crazy

I went to see the Lego movie with my wife and some good friends., and the general consensus was that the movie was actually pretty good, and surprisingly clever. It was really fast-paced.  In fact, we described it as “frantic” as we left the theater.  The real magic comes in when you sit down to think about the movie afterward. …

Read really, really fast

It completely blew my mind today when I saw a news report on Spritz, a new app that helps you read up to 1,000 words per minute (wpm). Yeah, 1,000.  You could read a full length novel pretty damn quick at that speed.  In fact, The Hobbit (which is 95,356 words) would only take you around 70 minutes.  Wow. Curious? …

Thunderstruck!

Holy crap is this awesome! (I first saw this on Geeks are Sexy.) For reference’s sake, here’s the original: