Internet Racism

Hey everyone:

You know, a lot of folks still believe that the Internet is some sort of utopia. There’s this idea that everything is equal. That no one knows who you are, so no one is hateful, or racist, or anything mean. Well, anyone who’s ever wandered through a comments section, especially on Yahoo, knows this just isn’t so.

On the site Womanist Musings, I saw a video today that puts it into context. Here it is:

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Fireworks Anyone?

For folks who missed their own shows, the wonders of social media brings you the power and sparkle from the White House!

Enjoy! (but it is set to music, so you don’t get the full sound effects, unfortunately.)

 

 

Understanding BitTorrent

Okay, I know BT has been around forever, but I’m just starting to use it, so I can’t be the only person on the Internet trying to figure it out. Hence this quick post.

Here’s their video giving us the quick overview:

 

And for a little extra fun, a T-Mobile/AT&T style mock commercial comparing Bit Torrent download capabilities with ITunes.

Rick Allen Fighting Back

This is an older three part video from a UK show much earlier in Rick’s recovery. Rick Allen was always a hero of mine when I was young, and I find myself revisiting things he said and older videos now as I’m trying to deal with my new disabilities.

I thought I would post this up in case anyone else wanted to watch it.

My Review: Virgin Mobile Service Is Excellent!

Hey everyone:

So I’ve been with Virgin Mobile for around 6 months now. I jumped ship for fear that T-Mobile was going to get eaten by the Death Star. And there was no way I was going to be an AT&T customer ever again.

Man, I should have jumped AGES ago. I love being with Virgin Mobile!

I’m sure some of you remember this ad:

I have to tell you, it is a cool party. Here’s what’s gone on so far:

1) I’ve had my battery replaced for free (including shipping both ways) when I had a phone problem. No haggling, no assumption that I did something wrong to my phone first.

2) As long as it’s not too close to my pay by date, I can shift my plan up or down whenever I feel like it.

3) I can email or call them directly, but I also have the option of help in person at Best Buy.

The biggest issue I know people have is paying for the fee to dump their plan and the price of the new phone right off the bat. I was lucky in that I had gotten a lump sum disability check, so I was able to pay all that upfront without too much hurt.

All I can say is even if you have to save up for a few months, it’s worth it in the long run. I pay $35/month right now, plus tax which brings the total up to $38.33. For that I get unlimited data, web, and text plus 300 minutes a month. $49 will get me 1200 minutes, and $62-65ish will bring unlimited everything. I’ll never go back to a contract phone again.

Mrs. Linc is jealous…she stayed on T Mobile and pays between $90-100/month for 700 minutes and unlimited everything else. If we could afford it right now, she would jump ship too.

And did I mention I can get calls and texts in a couple of places I couldn’t before? Yep…