link saturday: net neutrality, video game soundtracks for work music

– My comment about net neutrality to the FCC is live! (see how to write your own) Vi Hart has a good video on net neutrality, and the great Google Fiber (come up north in Austin, please!) has a delicious poke in the eye to ISPs that do discriminate based on content (they don’t).

– It’s been an eventful month in same-sex marriage, and I’ve had my hands full keeping the map updated. (I also added the rainbow color for states (like Texas!) where a judge has overturned a same-sex marriage ban but the ruling is on hold) For the rest of the world, here’s a very nice visualization of what rights LGBT people have.

CIA will no longer use vaccine campaigns for spying – hooray! But it’s a bit late for that…even if the CIA is sincere (which I don’t have any particular reason to doubt), trust takes a long time to rebuild.

Video game soundtracks ideal for work music – I’ve been trying this out this week and it’s worked pretty well. I’ve been using this site (linked from the article) – you can vote on what to play next, or you can just sit back and listen to what’s next.

– NPR had a good series on people being thrown in jail because they couldn’t pay court fees, which the Supreme Court ruled against in 1983.

Cutting Off Emergency Unemployment Benefits Hasn’t Pushed People Back to Work – sad, but unsurprising

Arecibo Observatory Detects Mysterious, Energetic Radio Burst

China proposes to fund and build high-speed rail line from Beijing to Vancouver – is this really going to happen? Probably not.

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