Baratunde Thurston on Net Neutrality

via Boing Boing.

Favorite quote:

What's the greatest innovation from the phone company lately?  Texting?  I think that's the last big thing they came up with.  And it kind of sucks.  Have you ever tried to text someone and they just, "I didn't get your text?"  You can't prove that, like, there's no verification whatsoever.  There's no acknowedgement path, you could just lose your phone, people are texting on an old number, you have no way of letting them know the new number, it's a terrible service.

Public Knowledge seeking to avert the Mayan apocalypse

(via Boing Boing) I've been looking at Public Knowledge for a while, trying to decide whether to add them to my list for Charity Debt (spoiler: they're probably going to be this month's pick) .  I'm not going to be able to help with this campaign, because I remain broke.

Apparently, Public Knowledge has found a device that can help avert the Mayan apocalypse.  They even show it in a video, so you know it's legit.  But it's running low on power or something I guess, and it runs on donations to Public Knowledge.

So, I would like to ask my readers to donate leading up to the 21st.  Because I don't want to die.  Also good cause and stuff.

Donate link