Net neutrality

I’ve read an interesting article here about net neutrality.

I agree with Nick Gillespie. I would like to add, having a monopoly or duopoly on internet access must have some sort of governmental oversight.

In the end, private companies are only accountable to their bottom line and shareholders. Governments (no matter if you believe they’re corrupt or not) are accountable by their people. If the private sector oversteps its self imposed rules, nothing can be done.

Here’s a thought, instead of reclassification, why not appoint a governmental Ombudsman to oversee internet providers?

Atomic Time is changing!


I was just getting acquainted with caesium standard clocks, now they’re changing to strontium.

At the heart of this new clock is the element strontium. Inside a small chamber, the strontium atoms are suspended in a lattice of crisscrossing laser beams. Researchers then give them a little ping, like ringing a bell. The strontium vibrates at an incredibly fast frequency. It’s a natural atomic metronome ticking out teeny, teeny fractions of a second.

This new clock can keep perfect time for 5 billion years.