Wednesday, April 16, 2014

lol...follow up post - what sucks about living in the USA

I wasn't planning on writing a followup but something came up on newtech that sucks dogs balls and I don't see any way in the near term where the USA is going to get better about this particular issue.

This graph alone should be enough of an example for the government to rip up all "monopoly area contracts' for all cable and internet companies and force the market open for competition.  There is no reason at all why just because I live in one city I should be forced to connect with TimeWarner or Comcast or CableVision etc


- http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/14/technology/netflix-comcast/index.html

The reason why the USA is so screwed today and going forward is this insistence (paid for by political bribery) that only one vendor can service a city at a time leaving us the consumers (and voters for what its worth anymore) hostage – and any potential startup (eg Netflix) also hostage to “pay us for the last mile or maybe your packets may get a little ruffled in our datacenter”.



This is pure blackmail on Comcasts behalf and because I as a customer cant shop elsewhere it is by defacto taxation without representation on behalf of the federal/state/city governments against us the citizens as hostages where we have no choices left.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The benefits of living in USA eg Mutabaruka

I know I give the USA a lot of stick about its political positions and lifestyle choices.....(only because it holds itself out to be the moral capital of the world....and it sucks when Obama turns out to be one of the worst presidents since James Buchanan (look we all know Putin is a dick....but being a dick is expected of him so when the west screws with Ukraine....no one is going to say Putin is in the wrong for protecting Russia's Crimean assets).

Anyway....this is a long way of saying there are some really cool things I like about America (the internet/iphones/startup funding etc) but one of the other things I know i'll miss when I'm back in Australia is cable tv, basically you cant even begin to compare Foxtel  (or worse FTA) with Time Warner.

I flicked it on while having lunch today and in less than 3 mins found a documentary on Mutabaruka on The Africa Channel network (not a chance of getting that onto Foxtel), was hugely interesting to find out about who he is and what he's done to bring about conscious awareness.

Spoke some pretty strong truths.

Was also interesting about how he talked about Marcus Garvey and The Black Star Line and the influence it had in shaping Africa.

Anyway like I said USA....you suck
De eyes of liberty is watchin' you
To yourself you must be true

but you also can deliver some pretty cool things, its just a shame that American politicians haven't read any of Mutabaruka's books. - http://www.mutabaruka.com/


Cheers,
Dean

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Blog UI

Been reading - http://svdelos.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html for the last 30 minutes.....realized that Blog UI is totally screwed up for people who want to read from OLD to NEW.

Am I the only one who thinks Blogger should have a "press here" to read the last 4 years of this blog like a book......

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Social Distortion - Dear Lover

Forgot how much I loved Social Distortion's - "Dear Lover"
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013D8EYC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013D8EYC&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwcollinsnet-20

I don't think I've ever not listened to it where it hasn't put me into a good mood and need to crank it loud for the rest of the cd.....lol the lyrics just work for me for all the wrong reasons.

Apologies to any neighbors working from home this afternoon.....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013D8EYC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0013D8EYC&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwcollinsnet-20