Geek Links of the Week

John Oliver and most of the internet is behind net neutrality. Leading civil rights groups are throwing their lot in with Big Telecom because net neutrality will “harm communities of colour.” I think my brain just shut down from the sheer stupidity of that statement. [The Nation]

Big Telecom is also buying off people to troll articles in support of net neutrality. You know, if they spent less on lobbying, they could spend that money on better infrastructure, higher speeds or lower prices. That would mean that those companies are run by people with brains though. [Vice]

Dial-up might be dead but don’t tell AOL. They’re still making money off of it. [Quartz]

Microsoft isn’t planning a second major update for Windows 8. It looks like they’re going all-in on Windows 9. [Forbes]

Could Galaxy Quest finally get a sequel? Probably not but it’s fun to dream. [/Film]

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About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on August 8, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Not so Magical Adventures and commented:
    Great summary of the Tech week.

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