Google Fiber Is The Very Best Of Google

LOVE THIS!

parislemon:

Milo Medin of Google:

It’s easy to forget how revolutionary high-speed Internet access was in the 1990s. Not only did broadband kill the screeching sound of dial-up, it also spurred innovation, helping to create amazing new services as well as new job opportunities for many thousands of Americans. But today the Internet is not as fast as it should be. While high speed technology exists, the average Internet speed in the U.S. is still only 5.8 megabits per second (Mbps)—slightly faster than the maximum speed available 16 years ago when residential broadband was first introduced.

Google has just started offering Kansas City residents their Fiber service with 1,000 Mbps download and upload speeds. Yes, you read that correctly. 

And: no bandwidth caps. Boom.

It’s $70-per-month, which is about what I pay Comcast for my shitty 10 Mbps service (which it never actually hits — and has a cap). Google also includes 1 TB of storage with this fee (via Google Drive).

Or you can pay $120-per-month and get TV service as well. With a 2 TB DVR. And a Nexus 7 to control the set top box.

If you’re not ready for Gigabit Internet, you can settle for 5 Mbps service. Why the hell would you do that? Well, it’s free (with a one-time set up fee). Yep, Google is giving away the service I pay Comcast an obscene amount of money for.

Amazing. Bravo, Google. Now please bring this everywhere in the U.S. and force the cable companies to get busy innovating or get busy dying. 

Minnesota outdoors theme to welcome @leeodden & #optimizebook (Taken with Instagram at Aria at Jeune Lune)

Minnesota outdoors theme to welcome @leeodden & #optimizebook (Taken with Instagram at Aria at Jeune Lune)

thedailywhat:

The History Of Wooing Women of the Day: A short history of the songs that have helped humankind hook up since 1955 — from musical video experiment group CDZA.

Top YouTube comment: “music went from ‘i want to hold your hand’ to ‘I want to f**k you’. i don’t know what to think about this.”

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  bloodbuzzd : 
 
  Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else  
  To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same. 
 Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. His comic strip managed to infuse wondering (and wandering) on a cosmic scale into an ageless world of lazy Sunday afternoons, snow goons, and harassed babysitters. I’m not saying that you should take moral and philosophical guidance from the inventor of Calvinball (a game that runs on chaos theory), but you could do much worse.So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. Enjoy. 
 
  On life’s constant little limitations  
 Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. 
  On expectations  
 Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria! 
  On why we are scared of the dark  
 Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. 
  On the unspoken truth behind the education system  
 Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations. 
  On the cruel reality of commercial art  
 Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them. 
  On the tragedy of hipsters  
 Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool. 
  On the tears of a clown  
 Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us? 
 Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life. 
 Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary. 
  On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)   
 Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one. 
  On why winter is the cruellest of seasons  
 Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery. 
  On the gaping hole in contemporary art’s soul  
 Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. 
  On playing Frankenstein with words  
 Calvin: Verbing weirds language. 
  On realising God is more Woody Allen than Michael Bay  
 Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. 
 Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce. 
 Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers. 
  On why ET is real  
 Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. 
  On looking yourself in the mirror  
 Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met? 
  On the future  
 Calvin: Trick or treat! 
 Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be? 
 Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what? 
  On the truth  
 Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

forgottentoremember: bloodbuzzd: Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same. Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. His comic strip managed to infuse wondering (and wandering) on a cosmic scale into an ageless world of lazy Sunday afternoons, snow goons, and harassed babysitters. I’m not saying that you should take moral and philosophical guidance from the inventor of Calvinball (a game that runs on chaos theory), but you could do much worse.So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. Enjoy. On life’s constant little limitations Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. On expectations Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria! On why we are scared of the dark Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. On the unspoken truth behind the education system Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations. On the cruel reality of commercial art Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them. On the tragedy of hipsters Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool. On the tears of a clown Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us? Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life. Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary. On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable) Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one. On why winter is the cruellest of seasons Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery. On the gaping hole in contemporary art’s soul Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. On playing Frankenstein with words Calvin: Verbing weirds language. On realising God is more Woody Allen than Michael Bay Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce. Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers. On why ET is real Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. On looking yourself in the mirror Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met? On the future Calvin: Trick or treat! Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be? Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what? On the truth Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

forgottentoremember:

bloodbuzzd:

Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else


To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same.

Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. His comic strip managed to infuse wondering (and wandering) on a cosmic scale into an ageless world of lazy Sunday afternoons, snow goons, and harassed babysitters. I’m not saying that you should take moral and philosophical guidance from the inventor of Calvinball (a game that runs on chaos theory), but you could do much worse.So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. Enjoy.

On life’s constant little limitations

Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

On expectations

Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

On why we are scared of the dark

Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.

On the unspoken truth behind the education system

Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations.

On the cruel reality of commercial art

Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.

On the tragedy of hipsters

Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool.

On the tears of a clown

Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?

Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.

Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)

Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.

On why winter is the cruellest of seasons

Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

On the gaping hole in contemporary art’s soul

Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

On playing Frankenstein with words

Calvin: Verbing weirds language.

On realising God is more Woody Allen than Michael Bay

Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.

Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.

Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers.

On why ET is real

Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

On looking yourself in the mirror

Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?

On the future

Calvin: Trick or treat!

Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be?

Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what?

On the truth

Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

Never a dull moment w/@rosiek13 & @bernsblue (Taken with Instagram at Bryant-Lake Bowl)

Never a dull moment w/@rosiek13 & @bernsblue (Taken with Instagram at Bryant-Lake Bowl)

#ccmskillscamp w/@bungeeathletics (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

#ccmskillscamp w/@bungeeathletics (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

#PicFrame #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram)

#ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

#ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

#ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

#ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

My “office” for the weekend. Blogging for @CCMhockey #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

My “office” for the weekend. Blogging for @CCMhockey #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Compuware Arena)

gary:

This is one of my more important videos ( for me and my views on where things are going )

Bungee training w/@bungeeathletics at #ccmskillscamp #lowdownground (Taken with Instagram at Schwan Super Rink - National Sports Center)

Bungee training w/@bungeeathletics at #ccmskillscamp #lowdownground (Taken with Instagram at Schwan Super Rink - National Sports Center)

Hockey Blogging for CCM. #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Schwan Super Rink - National Sports Center)

Hockey Blogging for CCM. #ccmskillscamp (Taken with Instagram at Schwan Super Rink - National Sports Center)

The new CCM RBZ stick. All the kids at #ccmskillscamp get to try them out. #jealous (Taken with Instagram at National Sports Center)

The new CCM RBZ stick. All the kids at #ccmskillscamp get to try them out. #jealous (Taken with Instagram at National Sports Center)

Behind the scenes at @ccmhockey Skills Camp (Taken with Instagram at National Sports Center)

Behind the scenes at @ccmhockey Skills Camp (Taken with Instagram at National Sports Center)

2nd #liveletters w/friends! So much fun. #hot #twogingers (@codered45 @bernsblue @rosiek13) (Taken with Instagram at LIVE LETTERS)

2nd #liveletters w/friends! So much fun. #hot #twogingers (@codered45 @bernsblue @rosiek13) (Taken with Instagram at LIVE LETTERS)

Biking over the Coon Rapids Dam. #nofilter (Taken with Instagram at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park)

Biking over the Coon Rapids Dam. #nofilter (Taken with Instagram at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park)

Irony! #pi #cake (Taken with Instagram at Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center)

Irony! #pi #cake (Taken with Instagram at Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center)

       alphabetbash : 
 
 Meet Mike Porter, Director of the University of St. Thomas’ Masters of Business Communication Program. Mike’s biggest advice? You guessed it, networking! Listen to Mike’s advice on internships, new jobs, getting involved and more! After all, ”It’s not offensive to say hi,” he says. In addition, we would like to thank St. Thomas, one of several key sponsors that make the Alphabet Bash possible year after year.

alphabetbash:

Meet Mike Porter, Director of the University of St. Thomas’ Masters of Business Communication Program. Mike’s biggest advice? You guessed it, networking! Listen to Mike’s advice on internships, new jobs, getting involved and more! After all, ”It’s not offensive to say hi,” he says. In addition, we would like to thank St. Thomas, one of several key sponsors that make the Alphabet Bash possible year after year.