Net Nuetrality


For Christian Broda, One of the biggest votes coming up in the house of congress this January is the Net Neutrality vote. Many large companies have sponsored commercials announcing their support for Net Neutrality, essentially indicating no changes to internet access and distribution like we know it today. The latest voice to Net neutrality is the good old Google!

In a letter to the Federal communication commission, Google argued against Verizon’s case, explaining that the proposed changes will curtail industry creativity. Google explains that, the new changes supposed to bring in competition will end up as a boon to the industry.

Off course Google has its own interest, the fact that it already has an existing subsidiary, that install fiber-optic infrastructure for internet distribution and related services. It has its interests to watch for, but the most important fact is that, it wants to be judged right by history.
There is obviously no need to fix or pretend to fix something that is working just right. The moment internet provision becomes a competitive commodity, more money buys one more speed, then, the regular Joe, small businesses, the backbone of america, the work place for over 80% Americans, will easily swallowed by sharks.

In Austin, Texas, for example, AT&T owns 20% of the city’s utility poles. When Google argued for access to these 20%, AT&T denied them the right.

The first 3D Yearbook

It’s not exactly yearbook pictures, but it’s a start. At the Seoul Korea National School For the Blind located in South Korea, 3D Tek, created 3D busts of all 8 graduating students. The students each received a bust of themselves and their 7 classmates. The idea for the 3D touchable yearbook won a silver medal in the Ad Star’s Festival Award Show, which took place back in August 2014. 

Blind students have been unable to take advantage of the experience of opening up a yearbook and being able to identify their classmates, which is something most of us never considered, reports Tom Rothman. In 2014, a computerized program that reads images and creates 3D plastic images changed that. 3D Tek had gotten the idea to make it possible for blind students to be able enjoy “seeing” the images of themselves and their classmates on graduation day. As long as the students keep the busts, they’ll be able to relive memories just like everyone else. Each bust includes a tag with the student’s name on it in Braille. Seoul Korea National School, being the largest school blind school in South Korea, seemed like the best place to launch this new type of yearbook. The debut of this new idea was presented before an audience of over 2,000. The yearbook was so popular that it will become a school tradition at each graduation.

NSA Listens to You

The National Security Administration is always in the news, somewhere, now days. It never ceases to amaze me that they draw so much attention. The agency has been around since 1952. The NSA was formed back then to do exactly what it does today. I mean Exactly. The NSA deciphers code. They have gotton pretty good at over the last 63 years. Most of the advances in computer software was developed by the NSA or our Government for some reason or another. The system we use and know as the World Wide Web, or Internet has it’s beginnings as a strategic tool for the Government.

They could communicate where ever, with whomever, completely secure. Dechipher your tweets from twitter, look at your GooGs on Google, and so on and on. The Government has every right to do this, you allowed them to. After 9/11 what the Government did in the dark, now has permission to do in the light. Look at the Patriot Act it will clear a few things up for you. So Scribd writers want to tell you please don’t be so surprised when you find out the Government knows exactly what you have in your refrigerator, including the one in the garage.