So... We have Other sports stars coming to Michael Vick's defence. Including one player for the Spurs commenting that dog fighting is no different from hunting deer, except it's behind closed doors, and deer hunting is okay. There is also the NAACP commenting that Vick should be allowed to do his time and then return to football.
Personally, I think there is a world of difference between killing multiple dogs in multiple cruel ways just because the dog isn't profitable and killing something for food. I also think Vick should be allowed to return to football if any team wants him, but I also think any football organization that would accept him would be takign on a PR nightmare and see their profits plummet. I know I would not go see Vick play, and I would not knowingly spend my money in anyway that he would get a cut of it.
Comcast is screwing over their customers... Again. A few months ago there were reports of Comcast disabling customer accounts for using too much bandwidth, but would refuse to say what the limit is.
Now Comcast is if doing QoS stuff and severly limiting bandwidth related to P2P programs like BitTorrent to where downloads take days/weeks instead of minutes/hours and they prevent your from seeding.
Let me comment that I do not use P2P software nor am I a Comcast customer. But if one vendor takes up this strategy more will follow.
As I see it, I have two problems with what Comcast is doing. First the restricting of P@P data is like AT&T telling you what you can or can not discuss over your phone with your friends. It's none of their business. This and the disabling off accounts for bandwidth usage is a self defense mechanism to counter that Comcast has so over sold their bandwidth that while they advertise their great speed, they can not support their customers taking full use of it for any extended period of time.
I've never understood how over selling is allowed to the degree we see in the two industries I know that partice it. ISP's and Airlines. If you've ever flown during the holiday season, I'm sure you've seen the people who bought valid tickets and are screwed by the airline and forced to miss their flight because the airline over sold it. ISP's do the same thing with bandwidth. In any other industry, be it show business, the stockmarket, etc, overselling a show or company would be a criminal offense.
If I paid for my 15Mb of bandwidth, I should not be fired as a customer for using, and I should be able to use it as I see fit. and if there are limits on the amount of data you can send/recieve, why not provide information on what the limits are, up front, not in small font legalese, and provide a tool to let you know where you stand on your monthly quota. And above all else, if I paid for the bandwidth, it should be mine to use as I see fit, as long as I am not breaking any laws.
With all that said, I have one request, "Comcast, please take note and stop being jerks. Build out your own network instead of leasing lines from Verizon and grow the capacity to support your customer base. We are supposedly the last superpower in the world and yet most of Asia blows us away in available bandwidth and technology. If you do not stop your profiteering and get to work on these issues, these companies will come to the U.S. markets and bury you."
Next time you have to pee in a cup, you might make it more fun. In this case, make your pee funny colored. Here are some colors and the foods you need to eat to get those colors. Mind you, you need to eat almost nothing but this food to get the color:
Red Urine: Beets, Blackberries, red food-coloring
Yellow-Brown Urine: Carrots, B-complex vitamins
Deep yellow: Vitamin C
Blue-green: methylene blue
Methylene blue is a harmless coloring agent used to make aquariums blue.
So people have resoundingly said "Yes!" to swapping out the image the fine young lad is using on Myspace. But what with? Goatse was my original idea, but that has become somewhat cliche. This is something that requires finesse and subtlety. Therefore, I humbly ask for suggestions. We might even make this into a contest to see what the image should be swapped out with. It could be Goatse. It could be a NAMBLA Boy of the Year Award. It might even be an "I use the Tampax Pearl" endorsement sign. Please submit your suggestions and we'll see about bringing our kind of magic to this young mans Myspace page.
Difficulty rating: No animated images, and it has to be recognizable at small icon size.