Tonight:

Danny Brown @ A&R Bar

Everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones character is secretly George W. Bush | Vox

Everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones character is secretly George W. Bush | Vox

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Cut Copy.

Cut Copy.

Tonight:

Cut Copy @ Newport

I changed my avatar to pizza on every web service I use, and I’m feeling pretty good about that decision.

IRL Update: I have a kid who had a birthday.

IRL Update: I have a kid who had a birthday.

GUYS, THE YELLOW KING DESIGNED MY NEW WASHING MACHINE.

GUYS, THE YELLOW KING DESIGNED MY NEW WASHING MACHINE.

I was reading to the kiddo when I discovered the book may have been written by the Yellow King.

I was reading to the kiddo when I discovered the book may have been written by the Yellow King.

Go ahead, say it out loud. The internet is a utility. There, you’ve just skipped past a quarter century of regulatory corruption and lawsuits that still rage to this day and arrived directly at the obvious conclusion. Internet access isn’t a luxury or a choice if you live and participate in the modern economy, it’s a requirement. Have you ever been in an office when the internet goes down? It’s like recess. The internet isn’t an adjunct to real life; it’s not another place. You don’t do things “on the internet,” you just do things. The network is interwoven into every moment of our lives, and we should treat it that way.

Yet the corporations that control internet access insist that they’re providing specialized services that are somehow different than water, power, and telephones. They point to crazy bullshit you don’t want or need like free email addresses and web hosting solutions and goofy personalized search screens as evidence that they’re actually providing “information” services instead of the more highly regulated “telecommunications” services. “Common carrier rules are basically free speech,” says the Free Press’ [Craig] Aaron. “We have all these protections for what happens over landline phones that we’re not extending to data, even though all these people under 25 mostly communicate in data.”

It’s time to just end these stupid legal word games and say what we all already know: internet access is a utility. A commodity that should get better and faster and cheaper over time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying for money.

- The internet is fucked | The Verge

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