Category: Internet

How-To and Troubleshooting for WordPress

By , November 29, 2013 4:51 pm

This is an important link to have if you run in to a bug after upgrading your WordPress Blog. If you have ever gotten the WordPress White Screen of Death you will need this link.

If the Internet Breaks, how much would you be affected?

By , December 12, 2009 4:55 pm

MSN Money has an interesting article about “What if the Internet breaks?”. This is very unlikely but if it did how much would it affect your life? I would be affect in a big way. Now I wouldn’t go crazy or anything like that, wait a minute, yes I would because that would suck. Having to depend on television for your sole source for news would suck big time. Not having the internet to talk to your friends or not having email, we might as well go back to riding horses and buggies.

“It would be a mess,” said Dave Marcus, the director of security research for McAfee. “You would be taking businesses that were designed to do all their point-of-sale and financial transactions through the Internet and going back to pen and paper and taking checks in a car to the bank. People would lose their minds.”
On the 40th anniversary of the first transmission over the earliest version of the Internet, it’s more than an idle question to examine the network’s fragility. It’s been more than 20 years since the last systemwide overhaul, and Internet infrastructure is still based on 1970s ideas about computer networks.

Like I said earlier the Internet breaking is nearly impossible, but it could happen. There are tons of different scenarios on how it could happen. Just last year underwater cable were cut and there were internet outages across the Middle East and Asia.

So how would the internet breaking affect you?

Hulu to start charging in 2010

By , October 24, 2009 6:07 pm

News Corp. Deputy Chairman Chase Carey opened the B&C OnScreen summit, he talked about where he sees the business of online content going.

Carey said “It’s time to start getting paid for broadcast content online” and “I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value,” Carey said. “Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business.”

I been using since it was in beta and I like it the way it is. If they want to start a subscription base service I don’t think they will get many takers. They would have to provide more content and allow downloads so I could play them on and iPod or iPhone. Oh yeah and NO commercials. With so many options like Amazon, Netflix and iTunes I don’t see a paid service working to well.

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