Shits & Gigs

If the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, the combined company’s footprint will pass over 60 percent of U.S. broadband households, after the proposed divestiture, with most of those homes having Comcast as the only option for truly high-speed broadband. As DSL fades in favor of cable Internet, Comcast could control high-speed broadband to the majority of American homes. Comcast is already dominant enough to be able to capture unprecedented fees from transit providers and services such as Netflix. The combined company would possess even more anti- competitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers. For this reason, Netflix opposes this merger.

Netflix’s statement in their shareholder letter on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. (via parislemon)

Add this to the potential loss of net neutrality and we’re all doomed (unless you’re still using your parents’ login information for Netflix, in which case, you’re fine). 

You attach an assumption to a piece of evidence, you start to bend the narrative to support it.

Marty Hart, True Detective 

This one quote sums up the entire show and the hysteria it generates. 

They made camp on a low bench of land where walls of dry aggregate marked an old river course and they struck up a fire about which they sat in silence, the eyes of the dog and of the idiot and certain other men glowing red as coals in their heads where they turned. The flames sawed in the wind and the embers paled and deepened and paled and deepened like the bloodbeat of some living thing eviscerate upon the ground before them and they watched the fire which does contain within it something of men themselves inasmuch as they are less without it and are divided from their origins and are exiles. For each fire is all fires, the first fire and the last fire ever to be.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

One of the coolest passages ever written.

That’s what I look for in my work: when a writer can deftly describe the human experience in a way that you didn’t think could even be put into words. That doesn’t happen often, but it gives me something to play inside. Too much of the time our culture fears subtlety. They really want to make sure you get it. And when subtlety is lost, I get upset.
Philip Seymour Hoffman — I absolutely love this
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