“I think the Internet is the most dangerous thing invented since the atomic bomb,” Mellencamp explained. “It’s destroyed the music business. It’s going to destroy the movie business.”
Daily Archives: August 20, 2010
That’s the HD version of the live Times Square webcam. I have never been able to see that on this PC before with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
Only Opera has been able to do that.
And the video was smooth!
I’ve been beating the hell out of this browser all day, hitting a ton of sites, many of which I feared going to in the past because they took time to load and were cloggy.
Opera loads them in four seconds tops — and that’s when it’s being a bit slow. Usually it takes 2-3 seconds!
This thing is So. Damned. Fast!
Monday, January 4th, 2010: How Much Can You Take?
Via a previous grapevine I was once hooked into, I was given the secret to having some success in Hollywood. I was told that to succeed, you don’t have to be the best — you just have to wear out all of your competition. All of those thousands of people who came to that town with the same dream as you — you’re not competing against their talent. You are competing against their will.
Only 10% (if that) of writers keep at it, and because they do keep at it, they are successful and known—even if not talented.
But you do have to be able to actually frikkin write.
It’s also an illegal club drug, known as “special K”, or “vitamin K”. The street version is usually sold in a powder form that can be snorted or mixed into drinks, or dissolved into a liquid and injected. It acts like LSD, causing vivid hallucinations in users and a sensation of floating outside their bodies.
Oh. My. God.
The stupidity cannot be described.
It has to be experienced.
Your head will explode.
Click that anyway.
This history should provide lessons for how communications technology can shape our democracy. That is why the battle over the Internet is so important. There has been much talk flowing through the media and even more through the Net about the possibility of Internet Service Providers charging users by the amount of bandwidth they use. This is usually referred to as net neutrality, meaning the Internet plays no favorites when it comes to how much you use it.
What I had was a blank screen. A very, very blank screen. And the moment I realized I now had to start writing my book over—completely from scratch—I thought I would cry.
Did I make that clear? COMPLETELY FROM SCRATCH.