Don’t let the government censor the internet. Stop SOPA/PIPA. Send a letter to your representatives, sign a petition online, do something to keep the internet unrestricted.
I’ve made a cover photo and profile picture that can be used to support the many sites that have blacked out across the web today since facebook and twitter decided not to join them. So give up your picture for a day to support the cause and keep our internet open. No credit necessary, although if you left a comment saying you used them that’d be nice. At the very least, send a generic email to your Congressmen. Google has made it very simple here: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
Please, just do something, anything, to keep the internet open as it was meant to be.
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Of all the things for a Hall of Fame reporter to wonder about with the crisis in Egypt, Peter Gammons is concerned about the cougar dating scene in Cairo:
Fantastic. I don’t care what the reason for the tweet is, either an ad or senility is my guess, but this is the reason I followed the man. I had heard of him putting up some ridiculous stuff, and just picturing him sitting there on ESPN or NESN asking what will come of DateACougar.com makes me laugh. Good stuff, Peter, keep it up.
A “historic” snowstorm is supposedly hitting the country from Oklahoma over, but for once it looks like Jersey will be spared. Honestly, I’d rather have a foot of snow than a half inch of ice followed by 34º and rain, but no such luck this time. Enjoy it, those of you who have been lacking for snow this year.
By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the epic Marshawn Lynch run in that Saints Seahawks game this weekend. You know, the one that supposedly caused an earthquake. Well, some brilliant person decided to add some Mario sound effects to the run. Enjoy.
(via Rich B./Facebook)
Also, in the newest update of Google Goggles, 1.3, the program can solve Sudoku puzzles. Just take a picture of the puzzle, and let Goggle Goggles do the rest. I’ve tried it out myself, and it’s impressive.
Oh, and here’s a sweet picture of the lil fella Earl Boykins. I don’t care if it’s Photoshopped. It’s awesome.
A few days ago, Google released an incredible upgrade – Google Instant. They decided that they couldn’t make their search engine work any faster, and that the human element was slowing down search. So, they decided to speed that up, and have results of what they think you’re searching for show up as you type. It’s really pretty amazing, and has led me, and many other places, to find out the alphabet according to Google.
A – Amazon
B – Burlington Free Press
C – Craigslist
D – Dartmouth Coach
E – Ebay
F – Facebook
G – Gmail
H – Hulu
I – IMDB
J – JetBlue
K – Kmart
L – Lowes
M – MapQuest
N – Netflix
O – Orbitz
P – Pandora
Q – BrainyQuote
R – Rutland Herald – Rutvegas whatttt
S – Sears
T – Target
U – UPS
V – State of Vermont
W – Weather
X – Xbox
Y – Yahoo!
Z – Zappos
It’s mainly a list of national, recognizable brands on there, but it’s clear that there is a local flare in there as well. The only really strange one on there was BrainyQuote at Q; the most fun one has got to be W. Just by typing in W it not only gives you the Weather Channel site, but above the results it gives you a four day forecast. Pretty handy feature, and definitely makes life easier. I can’t wait for it to come to Chrome’s Omnibar – now that will be useful.