Wise Guys on WHO Radio - July 26, 2014
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Net neutralityStrong, emotional arguments can be made to preserve "net neutrality" (basically, treating data on the Internet like telephone calls or freight on the railroads -- common-carrier access). John Oliver made a clever (and a bit profane) argument in favor of neutrality. The FCC is accepting public comments.
|Pro-neutrality (regulate as a "common carrier")
|Anti-neutrality (regard as an "information service")
Electronic Frontier Foundation
|Lariat.net (Wyoming ISP)
- The American Solar Challenge is passing through Ames this afternoon. It's a multi-day, 1200+ mile road rally in which collegiate teams compete to drive powered only by the sun. The chances of consumer-grade vehicles powered by solar panels making their way to the market someday are probably indistinguishable from zero, but it's good to have mind-stretching competitions like this available to that young engineers and scientists can get their hands dirty and consider ways in which solar power might be more effectively collected, stored, and used.