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Great news: Net neutrality wins!

According to net neutrality campaign website battleforthenet.com, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given in to massive pressure from the public.

The commission voted to preserve net neutrality with rules that prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs)  from discriminating online by slowing down access to sites and services we all know and love. 104 more words


Rented-property nightmares rectified thanks to TSI code

Fraudulent tenants, an inflated holding deposit and a lost security deposit sound like horror stories from the rented-property industry. However, these cases had happy endings thanks to Ombudsman Christopher Hamer from… 628 more words

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"toxins": a classic

An oldie but a goodie for your greater delectation, from back in 2009; read the rest at Science-Based Medicine: exploring issues & controversies in science & medicine.


Update: The Dr Martens #solegate saga!

A while back I posted about how I discovered that my classic Dr Martens shoes had developed split soles. Although four or five years since I had purchased them, they had seen little use and I was very surprised to find that the soles, while displaying marginal wear elsewhere, had split along the sides, opening the core to the elements. 300 more words


Deus Ex: Human Revolution echoes a very real conflict for our rights as users and consumers

There is a moment in Deus Ex: Human Revolution where you as the protagonist, cyborg security officer, international vigilante, and owner of exquisite goatee Adam Jensen, are asked to upgrade your cybernetic limbs by replacing a particular chip. 934 more words


Junk Mail Solutions

Junk mail is one of those little irritations in life which plagues most people to some extent. The forerunner of spam, It has probably been around in one form or another since the advent of a mass postal service cheap enough for the general public to use.  1,106 more words

Junk Mail