Quite OT, but I figured this would be of interest to a lot of readers since there seem to be a large number of EECS majors. Also, according to the latest surveys, everyone here is an Internet user.
Google and Verizon are reportedly close to having a deal to ensure Google traffic receives priority on Verizon networks. This is particularly disappointing to me since Google has been a key promoter of net neutrality but has apparently abandoned that approach and is now leading the way on taking advantage of a non-neutral future.
A lot of this is a result of a court ruling that the FCC, who tried to impose net neutrality, does not have jurisdiction over broadband Internet. So it wouldn't be surprising if this development pushed Congress to give the FCC that power, but if not it might move us in a direction where the idea of net neutrality is a thing of the past.
So I just realized that tonight I am attending a University of Toledo Communications Alumni gathering at the last Toledo Walleye home game of the season. I really kind of need to go to this, because, while I have a job, it's not a job I love by any means, and they have been laying off a LOOOOT of people lately, so I can see the writing on the wall. Networking at this point in time would be... intelligent.
Anyhow, oops. I'm not going to be able to watch the Be-whatchamacalit State hockey game tonight. I do, however, have a Verizon phone capable of SOME web content, but not all. No flash, for instance. Is there any Verizon service of place online where I can track the game with my phone?