Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Do You Really Need Super Fast Internet?


For most ISPs (Internet Service Providers), it's all about selling the consumer faster Internet. Ten years ago, an ISP offering 10 Mbps (megabits per second) download speeds was a rare find. Today, 10 Mbps is considered slower than a sloth.

All the major players in the business of providing Internet service are on a quest to offer 100, 200, 300 Mbps or even higher to the home user. Naturally, the user will have to pay more to get faster Internet, but it's worth it, right? Big businesses have enjoyed it for years, don't we deserve it, too? Don't most of us need faster Internet?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019 - Let The Investigations Begin


If you thought Donald Trump and his supporters yelled "Witch Hunt!" a lot in 2018, you ain't heard nothin' yet.

The Democratic Party now controls the House of Representatives. Those who scoff that "the Democratic House can't do anything without the Republican Senate" obviously don't really know how our government functions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yes, Humans Are Triggering Climate Change


Our planet is getting warmer. Average global temperatures have risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, with two-thirds of this warming having taken place since 1975.

Siberia is undergoing an unprecedented thaw. In large areas, the frozen ground that for thousands of years has insulated the permafrost far below is turning to mud.