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Submission + - The Right's war on Net Neutrality (dailykos.com)

jamie writes: "To understand the debate being waged in the United States over Net Neutrality, it's important to understand just how drastically one side has been misled. The leaders of the American Right are spreading the lie that Net Neutrality is a government takeover of the internet, with the intention of silencing conservative voices. (Limbaugh: "All you really have to know about Net Neutrality is that its biggest promoters are George Soros and Google.") This may be hard to believe to those of us who actually know what it's about — reinstating pre-2005 law that ensured internet providers could discriminate on the basis of volume but not content. Since the opposing side is so badly misinformed, those of us who want the internet to remain open to innovation and freedom of expression have to help educate them before the debate can really be held."
Math

Submission + - Shtetl-Optimized  Blog Archive  QCut (scottaaronson.com)

jamie writes: "As some of you may have heard, the incoming Republican majority in Congress has a new initiative called YouCut, which lets ordinary Americans like me propose government programs for termination. So imagine how excited I was to learn that YouCut’s first target — yes, its first target — was that notoriously bloated white elephant, the National Science Foundation."
Math

Submission + - TheoryMine | Home (theorymine.co.uk)

jamie writes: "The gift of personalised, newly
discovered theorems: immortalise in mathematics your loves, friends,
teachers, and even your favourite pets by naming a new mathematical theorem."

Submission + - 41Latitude - Google Maps & Label Readability (41latitude.com) 1

jamie writes: "Google Maps & Label Readability Why Do Google Mapsââs City Labels Seem Much More âÅ"Readableâ Than Those of Its Competitors? For months, Iââve been trying to figure out why Google Mapsââs city labels seem..."

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