2017-04-20

Canada Just Ruled to Uphold Net Neutrality

Canada Just Ruled to Uphold Net Neutrality

I hate that this is news, because it's not an idea that should have been under consideration to be abolished in the first place. What average citizen would reject Net Neutrality who fully understood it?

Edit: Added a few words.

Was not aware it was under review, but now that I am, it turns out the folks in charge are competent enough that I don't need to worry.

Just another day in Canada.

Good thing average citizens don't have corporate lobbyists to worry about ;)

Fellow Canadian here. Our leaders make their fair share of boneheaded moves, but I will say that compared to the rest of the world, they do a spectacular job.

I never noticed the similarities...

I never noticed the similarities...

The baby is just as evil as the Sauron

Baby is scarier.

http://i.imgur.com/28Se4rn.jpg

I would still cover her face in my babies.

Hope you sent his bum ass an graduation invite

Hope you sent his bum ass an graduation invite

It's the best worse feeling when you do something not even your own parents believed that you could do it

My parents said I'd never cum in a matress. I did LOL

wait no

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TIL that Taco Bell failed to pay the men who pitched the idea of the Taco Bell Chihuahua and later were court ordered to pay $42.1 million dollars.

TIL that Taco Bell failed to pay the men who pitched the idea of the Taco Bell Chihuahua and late...

If you could win $42 million every time a client let its ad agency steal another agency's idea, it would set off a nuclear war of lawsuits at ad agencies.

Clients suck. They don't hire you and then give your idea to another agency for development.

Makes you wonder how many stolen ideas go under the radar if big companies like this think they can work with the originators for over a year developing the advertising campaign then decide not to pay them AND win in court.

Zuckerburg paid peanuts to the people who's idea he stole and now he's swimming in billions.

This is how some feature screenwriting works. Production companies/studios will have pitches where they invite a number of different solo writers come in to pitch their own take on an idea or existing story / IP. The company then takes their favorite parts from all the pitches, combines those elements, and hires a different writer to write the thing.

Very common in Hollywood, very awful, and the WGA is striking... but not over that. They stopped caring about feature writers years ago.

Don't get me started on free treatments and months of work on projects where the writer doesn't get paid. If you complain, they stop calling you and get someone else to do it for free.

Battleship USS Wisconsin towering over the streets of Norfolk, VA.

Battleship USS Wisconsin towering over the streets of Norfolk, VA.

"I drive in whatever fucking lane I feel like"

-that car

"I pay taxes on both sides of the road" - My Grandpa

Me: "Is this a parking place?"

My Dad: "We're parked here ain't we?"

USS Wisconsin is one of four Iowa-class battleships, the biggest ever built (although not the heaviest, which was Yamato class). From keel to mast top they reach 64 meters (210 ft), over 52 meters (170 ft) of which are over the surface. They are about 270 meters long, almost as long as a trebuchet can hurl 90 kg. With some interruptions they served from 1943 to 1992, longer than any other battleship. 

Even now Wisconsin is required to be kept in serviceable condition for a possible reactivation. While aircraft carriers and missiles have long replaced battleships in naval engagements, they were still used for bombardments up to 40 km inlands during the gulf war, and had enough space to mount 32 tomahawk launchers.

Here is another awesome image of Wisconsin arriving at her current berth.

USS Wisconsin is one of four Iowa-class battleships, the biggest ever built (although not the heaviest, which was Yamato class). From keel to mast top they reach 64 meters (210 ft), over 52 meters (170 ft) of which are over the surface. They are about 270 meters long, almost as long as a trebuchet can hurl 90 kg. With some interruptions they served from 1943 to 1992, longer than any other battleship.

Even now Wisconsin is required to be kept in serviceable condition for a possible reactivation. While aircraft carriers and missiles have long replaced battleships in naval engagements, they were still used for bombardments up to 40 km inlands during the gulf war, and had enough space to mount 32 tomahawk launchers.

of Wisconsin arriving at her current berth.

Sunset on Mars

Sunset on Mars
The coloured version. Looking at pictures from Mars makes me feel happy. Maybe it's because that we have a rover on an entirely different planet clicking pictures and doing stuff which just goes to show how far mankind has come in the recent years. Or simply because they are images of an entirely different and unexplored world. Pictures of places miles and miles away in the space never fail to amuse me.

Looking at pictures from Mars makes me feel happy. Maybe it's because that we have a rover on an entirely different planet clicking pictures and doing stuff which just goes to show how far mankind has come in the recent years. Or simply because they are images of an entirely different and unexplored world. Pictures of places miles and miles away in the space never fail to amuse me.

Yes, because their atmosphere has a different composition than ours, and therefore light refracts differently when it passes through it, thus the different colors. (That's an explanation worthy of /sub/explainlikeimfive I believe)

The robots presumably? Mars is after all the only known planet inhabited entirely by robots.

Edit - if you were thinking of responding with some futurama quote about warehouses, note that like five people have done it already.

Sunsets are blue on Mars?

This horse has a full grown mustache

This horse has a full grown mustache

All I can imagine is old time-y people selectively breeding horses to have matching mustaches

Everything I know about the 1800s suggest this actually happened.

Bonjour, Monsieur

Idk why but this is really unsettling to me...

It's been an amazing journey!

It's been an amazing journey!

46k with no kids and budgeting properly, you would be able to afford anything you wanted.

Save for what you really want and cut out wasteful spending that does nothing for you.

Living with your parents is no shame, especially when you have a job now and you have a choice.

A friend of mines got a 50k job out of college, lived at home for about 4 years to save money on rent. He got laughed at, but after 4 years he had over 100k in his bank and his friends had less than 1k.

Well. Depends on where he lives.

I live in California and work in the Inland Empire. I literally could not live alone on that salary. I would have to have roommates or live with family.

And, OP is only 48 years old. Off to a strong start.

If you haven't moved out then DON'T. Simply increase the share of bills you're paying and keep saving.

Michigan cops may soon be barred from having sex with prostitutes while undercover

Michigan cops may soon be barred from having sex with prostitutes while undercover
Michigan cops may soon be barred from having sex with prostitutes while undercover

Well, just have sex on top of the covers, then.

It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.

-cop to his wife.

It's like a real life damn South Park episode.

This is a really smart way for Michigan cops to establish cover -- by breaking this rule in order to fool crooks. This is a whole other level to the "I AM NOT A COP" thing that Hollywood tries to trick criminals with.

Try one of these subthreads