All posts by Mark Jacobsen

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality (in 1 paragraph)

Wondering why so many of your tech savvy friends are up in arms about the repeal of Net Neutrality? Here’s my answer in 1 paragraph…

Nearly 40% of the US has only 1 “choice” for broadband internet because of legislated monopolies lobbied for by those same providers. If net neutrality is wiped out not only can your favorite services be negatively impacted (think Netflix raises prices because Comcast charges them more – or you start seeing buffering on Netflix because of throttling- yes, that happened pre 2015), but many of the Netflix’s, Facebook’s, and Googles of tomorrow will likely never see the light of day if they have to pay to play as they start to reach critical mass. If there was real competition and real choice, I would have no issue. But there is not, and that’s the problem.

…do I hope I’m wrong? Of course, but the real course of action should be to eliminate all legislated monopolies first so that competition can happen. Then, maybe, consider what is under way… but if you have any trust in ISPs to make your life better… well, could I interest you in a bridge?

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What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s Pretty

Nearly 2 years old, but I try to remind myself of it every chance I get…

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Stop Hanging Out with Losers

Maybe a little harsh, but lots of truth!

EP246: Stop Hanging Out with Losers

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The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

This article makes me glad we haven’t given into giving the kids their own tablets and esp not a phone. How many years can we keep it up? Another reminder…
The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids

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Calculate Nearly Any Percentage In Your Head with Simple Tricks

Whether you’re calculating a tip or just in need of some fast math, percentages can be something even math students goof. This video from YouTube channel MindYourDecisions shows you the easiest way to find those numbers in your head.

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We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

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Turns Out the Nearly $90,000,000 Donation to Prove the NFL Cares About Social Justice Is Bullshit

Yeah, I think I’m done with the NFL.

Turns Out the Nearly $90,000,000 Donation to Prove the NFL Cares About Social Justice Is Bullshit

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