Time Warner Cable’s loss of 306,000 video subscribers as a result of its blacking out CBS for the better part of August proves that the fight against programming-fee increases is futile. The situation is best summed up with a line from Goodfellas: Fuck you, pay me.
Our thoughts are with all the bottles of Chablis that had to be served at room temperature.
In sports, it’s all about the #narrative. In Super Bowl XLVII, there’s been one above all others.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on a NASA/NOAA satellite compares light emanating from the Mid-Atlantic before and after Hurricane Sandy. Wow, New Jersey.
It’s like The Walking Dead out there.
Whoever came up with this Twitter account is golden. Despite its prevalence online, it appears many people have no idea what’s going on today. Pop some corn and get ready for some schadenfreude.
Everything you wanted to look up today, in one convenient video. You’re welcome, kids.
In effort to stop the much criticized “Stop Online Piracy Act” being debated in Washington, many large sites have been rumored to be discussing a “nuclear option” to essentially black out their site to raise awareness of the issue. Reddit plans on taking this route on January 18th. Read the full statement here.
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Sniffing asses in the dark. Winning television.
Assad Sawey, bandaged and bloody, describes being beaten and shocked with cattle prods by Egyptian police while he was covering the mass uprising. He considers himself lucky, saying that other reporters were being rounded up by plain clothed authorities and taken to “somewhere unknown.”
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Disturbing footage of a street protester being shot in Egypt. The condition and identity of the victim is unknown. They appear to have been participating in anti-government protests that have engulfed the Middle Eastern nation in the past few days. The Mubarak regime has imposed an internet and text messaging blackout in Egypt, presumably to stymie further organizing and prevent images such as these from sparking a Tunisia-style overthrow.
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Hang in there little guy, it’ll come back online eventually.
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