Internet video site Everything Is Terrible has been collecting copies of Jerry Maguire from thrift stores for years now, but it’s only recently that the group’s collection has reached critical mass. After an article in the Chicago Tribune that involved letting the film’s director, Cameron Crowe, in on the plot to rescue “homeless Jerrys” from Goodwills everywhere, the group’s collection has surged. It now has almost 5000 copies, a disturbingly abundant yet small fraction of which can be seen in this new video that encourages people everywhere to show the group “their Jerrys.” There’s even an address at the end of the clip for fans to send in their copies, lest “another orphaned Jerry sit forgotten in a cold, dark bargain bin.” … [Read more...] about Get Involved, Internet: Help Everything Is Terrible save lonely copies of
Thus much of the discussion currently around 5G remains so nebulous that talking about 5G is sort of like talking about the house you plan to build while only being in the “design it in Sims” phase. In light of this, the news about major 5G developments feel less like the future of mobile wireless internet and more like marketing spiels. What exactly does it mean when Qualcomm announces a 5G ready modem and mobile CPU last fall, or Intel announces a modem at CES, or Samsung announces a 5G-ready mobile CPU last week and new 5G routers over the weekend? These companies are announcing a faster tomorrow and planning to use roads that simply don’t exist yet. … [Read more...] about The Future of Super-Fast 5G Internet Is a Mess
Kate Bush, “Deeper Understanding” (1989) Al Gore gets a lot of flack for saying he invented the internet, because everybody knows it was actually Kate Bush. (To be fair, Gore never made that exact claim to begin with—just something close—but that’s beside the point.) First released on her 1989 album The Sensual World, “Deeper Understanding” tells the story of a lonely person‘s love affair with their computer, which they use as a substitute for the family to whom they no longer feel connected. “As the people here grow colder / I turn to my computer / And spend my evenings with it / Like a friend,” Bush sings, a sentiment that should ring true with anyone who’s spent a lonesome, possibly intoxicated evening watching other people’s engagements and birthday parties tick by on Facebook. (So, everyone.) … [Read more...] about Kate Bush invents the internet with “Deeper Understanding”
Thanks, at least in part, to Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (that open letter from pretty much everybody who ever has or will play Coachella probably didn’t hurt), net neutrality advocates are celebrating today as the FCC moves to approve new regulations that will reclassify Internet service as a public utility. This will prohibit Internet service providers from demanding websites pay them in return for faster, more reliable access to their customers, as Comcast did to Netflix last year. So while Comcast will still arguably be a bunch of assholes, at least now the company can’t ruin your binge-watching plans because Netflix failed to make its tribute payments on time. … [Read more...] about The FCC reclassifies Internet as a utility in a major victory for net neutrality
These steps weren’t quite enough since the car still oversteered, but it sure helped! I knew that to correct the rear wanting to overtake the front, the front needed more stiffness, and this was accomplished by the installation of an 18mm front sway bar. … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?