John's Links

Just a collection of bits and bytes I find on the web.

April 24, 2014 7:08 pm 5:15 pm 3:23 pm 1:30 pm 11:37 am 9:45 am
F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic

WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead.

Thanks, Obama.

7:52 am 6:20 am April 23, 2014 7:08 pm
"One morning the Temple found itself flooded with calls from panicked users, claiming that they had received erroneous emails from a particular billing system. The emails alleged that payments were now a year overdue, and regrettably the users’ heads were forfeit."
5:15 pm
"You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious."

When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)

(Source: bostonreview, via wilwheaton)

3:22 pm 1:30 pm 11:38 am
Random advice for composition

Here’s a procedure that I almost always find useful for improving almost any kind of written composition — a speech, an essay, an op-ed or a story. As a first pass, try cutting the first 10 percent (the “throat clearing”) then moving the last 30 percent (the payoff) to the beginning of the talk (don’t bury your lede!). About 90 percent of the time when someone gives me a paper for review, I find that it can be improved through this algorithm.

9:45 am

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Hey look, patches!

The Reproductive Justice Rally was amazing and I am exhausted.

(via submissivefeminist)

7:52 am
"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

submissivefeminist:

resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website. 
What else they do that is awesome:
Stop child marriages
Persuade families to educate girl-child
Train women in self-defense
Oppose corruption in administration
Create awareness about the evils of dowry
Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
Publicly shame molesters
Encourage women to become financially independent


We studied these badasses in Feminist Theory. They’re pretty amazing women.

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

submissivefeminist:

resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website

What else they do that is awesome:

  • Stop child marriages
  • Persuade families to educate girl-child
  • Train women in self-defense
  • Oppose corruption in administration
  • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
  • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
  • Publicly shame molesters
  • Encourage women to become financially independent

We studied these badasses in Feminist Theory. They’re pretty amazing women.