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By J. Travis Smith
on 6.6.14
“Cable Company Fuckery” Explained in 13 Minutes Last Sunday on his HBO show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Oliver explained net neutrality’s relation to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed legislation. During the proceedings, the FCC has requested comments from the public about “Promoting and Protecting the Open Internet”, so Oliver slapped fcc.gov/comments on the screen and urged internet trolls to use their powers for good — by sending comments to the FCC. And they did, in mass numbers. So many internet users visited the FCC website after the show aired that they temporary disrupted the site.
A Prime World Cup Primer SB Nation produced one of the most comprehensive World Cup Preview we’ve found.
Further Cup Reading for the Weekend Speaking of the Cup, The New York Times exhaustively investigated incidences of match fixing before the 2010 World Cup and found it’s actually surprisingly easy. Read Part 1 and Part 2.
D-Day: Then and Now The Guardian‘s Peter Macdiarmid photographed modern-day locations in France and England and matched them to archive images of D-Day for an incredible, interactive photo essay.
Speaking of Photography The people at Quora put together a collection of the most epic photos ever taken.
The Real Crimson Room Sometime in 2004, the simple flash game Crimson Room was posted online. It’s one of a series of “Escape the Room” games in which players must interact with their environment until they discover how to unlock the door and leave the room. Well, now it isn’t only online anymore.
What Are You, High? Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd, out to better understand the “social revolution rocking Colorado”, took a few too many bites of a marijuana candy bar she bought legally from a local shop. Stoned journalists aside, Colorado is set to make $30 million this year from marijuana related tax sales. But in Washington, the other state with a regulated marijuana market…not so much.
Not Responsible for Comic Sans Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Joneshe, the pair behind Hoefler & Co., the design company that produced fonts like Gotham, Mercury and Archer, are now dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s on legal proceedings.
The History of Ghostbusters Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at the making of the cult classic comedy Ghostbusters.
Final OT: Rangers 2 | King 3 In case you ignored our advice and didn’t catch the game, the Kings beat the Rangers in OT last Wednesday to win the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Their next matchup is Saturday at 7 p.m. (EST) in Los Angeles.
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