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Now YouTube is getting worse too!

OK – maybe I’m too stupid to run YouTube but I have an Android cell phone and ChromeCast. I play video A and it works fine. I plave video B and when video B is over it starts playing video A again. I swipe it away to stop it. Then I play video C and after it finishes it plays video B again and then video A.

All I want is for it to play the video and quit. How the FUCK do I make the damn thing QUIT DOING THAT?

Published:08/31/2014
Married couples who smoke pot have less domestic violence

Married couples who smoke pot have less domestic violence

Published:08/31/2014
Grain piles up – as trains are dedicated to North Dakota oil

Grain piles up - as trains are dedicated to North Dakota oil

Published:08/29/2014
Koch Bros. Adjacent Group: Net Neutrality = Marxism

You know the next step: a reference to net neutrality proponents being akin to Nazis and Hitler. I wonder how much the Kochs and the rest have invested in ISPs and related that would lose money if net neutrality was enacted? Nah, that’s crazy talk!

A mysterious conservative group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has been bombarding inboxes with emails filled with disinformation and fearmongering in an attempt to start a “grassroots” campaign to kill net neutrality—at one point suggesting that “Marxists” think that preserving net neutrality is a good idea.

The emails, which come with subject lines like “Stop Obama’s federal Internet takeover,” come from American Commitment, an organization that is nonprofit in name only and has been called out time and time again by journalists and transparency organizations for obscuring where it gets its funding.

In an email I received, American Commitment president Phil Kerpen suggests that reclassifying the internet as a public utility is the “first step in the fight to destroy American capitalism altogether” and says that the FCC is plotting a “federal Internet takeover,” a move that “sounds more like a story coming out of China or Russia.”

Here’s a link to the petition.

Published:08/27/2014
Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Monkey

He posted it to YouTube. It speaks for itself.

Published:08/27/2014

Marketwatch

John Dvorak's Second Opinion: LocateTV is a great find

John Dvorak began using LocateTV more than a year ago and thinks of it as part of the new model for TV entertainment viewing. He says the search mechanism is a ‘missing link’ for viewers.

Published:03/01/2013
John Dvorak's Second Opinion: Netflix is no house of cards

Not enough media pundits are extolling the virtues of the mini-series ‘House of Cards’ that is exclusively streamed on Netflix. It’s a prime-time example of how television is being revolutionized, writes John Dvorak.

Published:02/22/2013
John Dvorak's Second Opinion: Russia’s Yandex stacks up against Google

Russian search engine Yandex is simple and elegant and John C. Dvorak prefers it to Google.

Published:02/08/2013
John Dvorak's Second Opinion: What does Dell expect by going private?

Company is battling for credibility as a services company, struggling not to be seen as a PC maker, writes John C. Dvorak.

Published:02/01/2013
John Dvorak's Second Opinion: These are really early days for 3-D printing

We are generally clueless about what to do with a 3-D printer, because such a device is so weird and alien to our lives, writes John C. Dvorak.

Published:01/26/2013

PC Magazine

Linux Has Run Out of Time

The statute of limitations has expired for there to be a killer app for the open-source operating system, which means Linux is just a techno-curiosity at best.

Published:08/27/2014
Vessyl: The Silliest Cup on the Internet

Buying into this techno travel mug is just asking to be fleeced by the so-called "Internet of Things."

Published:08/20/2014
30 Years of Windows and Not Fixing the Obvious

Why is it, after so many decades, this operating system is still filled with annoyances?

Published:08/13/2014