Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

Slashdot - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:05pm
jfruh writes Conservative groups opposed to net neutrality have a beef with the FCC, claiming the commission helped pro-net neutrality advocates file comments on the subject without similarly helping opponents. In other news out of this camp, it turns out American Commitment, an advocacy group with ties to the Republican billionaire Koch brothers, sent out 2.4 million letters to Congress opposing net neutrality but only collected about 814,000 signatures. The group then generated three letters to Congress for each person signing the petition, one letter to each of the signer's two senators and one to each signer's representative.

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Total Lunar Eclipse Next Week Will Turn the Moon Blood Red (Video)

Space.com - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 12:02pm
Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to see the moon glowing with an eerily red pallor during a pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse next week.
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Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Companion Is Spouting Jets (Photo)

Space.com - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:50am
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, which arrived in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August after a 10-year deep-space chase, has photographed jets erupting from the icy wanderer's surface.
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Too many stroke patients miss window to regain crucial functions

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:45am
Too many stroke patients in Canada are not getting the rehabilitation they need to return to a healthy, active life, according to a new study. The research findings strongly suggest that such decisions are being made based on what services are available in the health system rather than what patients really need.
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New method for detecting water on Mars

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:45am
An undergraduate student has helped develop a new method for detecting water on Mars. Water is a key indicator for the potential of microbial life on the red planet. While reseachers didn't see evidence of it from two sites they studied, their method could look for water elsewhere.
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Scientists design an imaging system capable of obtaining twelve times more information than the human eye

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:44am
Researchers have designed a new imaging system capable of obtaining up to twelve times more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, which implies a total of 36 color channels. This important scientific development will facilitate the easy capture of multispectral images in real time, and in the not too distant future it could also be used to develop new assisted vehicle driving systems, identify counterfeit bills and documents or obtain medical images much more accurate than current ones, among many other applications.
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Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:44am
Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test, new research shows.
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Hunting viruses that play hide and seek

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:44am
Every year, two million children die of acute respiratory infections. Among the culprits are several different viruses, one of which your child almost certainly has had without you or the doctors ever knowing it. The good news is that researchers believe you are most likely immune after having had this virus just once.
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New materials for better, stronger and cheaper dental implants

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:44am
A ceramic polymer blend has been developed by researchers to reduce costs of dental implants. "By optimizing the geometry and consistency of the implants we can ensure that they remain in place longer, but with a lower cost than the titanium implant," said the project collaborator in charge of industrial design.
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Batteries included: A solar cell that stores its own power

Science Daily - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:43am
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device is both: the world’s first solar battery. Scientists have succeeding in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device.
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A Cute Camera That Could Revive the Polaroid Brand

Wired News - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:30am

Is there a market for a camera that captures more casual action than a GoPro? Polaroid is betting so.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vicious Duck That Beats the Crap Out of Anything That Moves

Wired News - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:30am

This is the avian version of Bloodsport, only without all of the terrible yet somehow endearing acting. The four species of steamer duck (so named for their penchant for flapping and running along the surface, kicking up water like steamboats) in South America are famous—at least in ornithological circles—for their brutality, getting all up in the grills of not just other steamers, but also other species in scrums that last as long as 20 minutes. Why exactly they’ve evolved to be so aggressive, no one is yet sure.

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Facebook Won’t Stop Experimenting on You. It’s Just Too Lucrative

Wired News - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:30am

Did you hear the one about Facebook charging $2.99 per month for access? Recently, the Facebook fee hoax started circulating on, yes, Facebook, and you didn’t have to be an investigative journalist to debunk the thing. You just had to look at the company’s revenue numbers. Facebook’s 1.3 billion users are so valuable as advertising […]

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Why a Fake Band From a 1990s Kids’ Show Decided to Tour This Year

Wired News - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 10:30am

Depending on the extent of your 90’s knowledge, Polaris is either the band that sang the theme song to Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, or the band that released the ensuing album Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, which became a cult classic. Here's why they're going on tour long after the show that made them famous went off the air.

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