Net Neutrality Dead


I’ve had my opinion heard on this blog of mine since 2004 and I say things people may not like, but the above header banner for this post might as well stand on its own. I’m at a loss for words, other than “fuck” (and “fuck off Verizon”), when it comes to the shitty ass ruling against Net Neutrality. Thanks a lot, Judge David Tatel. You’re on my shit list!

Verizon and all other Internet “service” providers can now freely take a piss on anything they don’t like. A perfect example is this blog post you’re reading right now. I can, and will, tell these greedy fucking ISPs to fuck off for what I know they will do. They will slow to a crawl the loading of any website which criticizes them. Be it review sites about their soon-to-be worthless service and saying how bad it is or worse. They can outright block any website for which they don’t like the political views of. And if you think this won’t happen even in the slightest, then you’re dumber than you look.

Another thing Time Warner (yeah, you suck too) and ISPs in general will be able to do is speed up websites they approve of. An example is Netflix. Do you love Netflix? By the look of it you do. Well, they could easily partner with some competition or make their own video on demand service. Then all they have to do to kill off Netflix is to make video streaming very slow from them and anybody else. This way you’re forced to use who the ISP approves of.

Granted this isn’t over and hopefully it will be overturned as soon as possible by the Supreme Court, if needed.

The Verge: Federal court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules

The Young Turks: Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster

Review Tech USA: Prepare To Be Robbed. Net Neutrality Is Dead!


Hart & Usagi Podcast #38: Don’t (Red) Cross Us


With lightnarcissus unable to join us this time due to Internet connection difficulties, you might expect to be bored, but don’t worry because we’re joined by daBlueWolfy to help fill the guest spot and we talk about our time playing Dark Souls for the Halloween season. Also on this episode you might be spooked by the new GameSpot site or the Steam controller. Don’t be afraid, though, because usagi704 and I will keep you company for the duration of episode 38 of the Hart & Usagi Podcast!

* Dark Souls
* GameSpot’s new website
* 24-hour Comics Day
* Hart & Usagi Podcast on Internet Archive
* Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition Coming Soon
* Republicans consider “blocking net neutrality” among debt ceiling demands
* Valve reveals Steam PC game controller
* Twitch gets $20 million in funding, Take-Two among investors
* How One Brave Co. Stood Up To The Government (And Got Shut Down Forever)
* Gamers Investigated For Virtual War Crimes

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #37: You Got A Virus!


On this 37th edition of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we welcome first-time guest Guuthulhu to the show and talk about the Vita TV, Sega purchasing Atlus, and much, much more.

* Complete In Box Fridays
* Sega Buys Atlus Parent Company Index
* TGS: Tetris vs. Puyo Puyo: Best Idea Ever?
* DuckTales Remastered pogos into retail November 12
* Divekick
* Idiots Blame Grand Theft Auto V For Mass Shootings
* Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle coming to NA, EU in 2014
* Changes in multiplayer attitudes over the years.
* Why Vita TV is a Great Idea
* End of An Epoch
* danooct1 – Computer Viruses In Action

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #23: NRA Gun Club


In this episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we speak mainly on the recent school shooting. After solving that problem we talk about some video game awards and Christmas gifts.

* Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Games Take The Blame
* Walmart Sells Out of Guns, Bans ‘Dangerous’ Products
* Senator Jay Rockefeller Introduces Bill to Study How Violent Video Games Affect Children
* CA senator calls NRA’s response to violent games ‘pathetic and unacceptable’
* Video Games “Easy Target” to Explain Violence
* Awards talk
* Gifts

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