The Face Behind Bitcoin -
TIL Satoshi Nakamoto is a member of the 4400.
As Christians, our most “deeply held religious belief” is that Jesus Christ died on the cross for sinful people, and that in imitation of that, we are called to love God, to love our neighbors, and to love even our enemies to the point of death.
So I think we can handle making pastries for gay people. — Rachel Held Evans
CDN Games -
Jacob dropping knowledge on the Comcast/Netflix arrangement
Netflix agrees to pay Comcast to improve its streaming speeds -
In case you were wondering why your buffering speeds have been on the upswing of late …
For months Netflix and Comcast have been in a standoff over Netflix’s request that Comcast connect to Netflix’s video distribution network free of charge. But Comcast wanted to be paid for connecting to Netflix’s specialized servers due to the heavy load of traffic Netflix would send into the cable operator’s network. Under the deal, Netflix won’t be able to place its servers inside Comcast’s data centers, which Netflix had wanted. Instead, Comcast will connect to Netflix’s servers at data centers operated by other companies.
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings decided to strike the deal after Netflix saw a deterioration in streaming speeds for Comcast subscribers. According to Netflix data published in January, the average speeds of Netflix’s prime-time streams to Comcast subscribers had dropped 27% since October. Mr. Hastings didn’t want streaming speeds to deteriorate further and become a bigger issue for customers, the people said.
The reason why net neutrality is necessary, exhibit A.
Exhibit A++. You should not read stories about the TWC and Comcast merger through a lens of Twitter and 30 Rock Kabletown jokes. This is it.
Mobile Menu AB Tested: Hamburger Not the Best Choice? -
surprise surprise, the hamburger isn’t great.
Jerry Seinfeld Performs Standup