News Links -March 2015

So long Internet, We Hardly Knew You: FCC Votes to Regulate Internet

My Way News

Michael Powell, a former Republican FCC chairman who now runs the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, warned that consumers would almost immediately “bear the burden of new taxes and increased costs, and they will likely wait longer for faster and more innovative networks since investment will slow in the face of bureaucratic oversight.”

New York Post Rips Jon Stewart on the Way Out

New York Post

How Jon Stewart turned lies into comedy and brainwashed a generation

[…]Though Stewart has often claimed he does a “fake news show,” “The Daily Show” isn’t that. It’s a real news show punctuated with puns, jokes, asides and the occasional moment of staged sanctimony.

It contains real, unstaged sound bites about the day’s events and interviews about important policy matters.

Stewart is a journalist: an irresponsible and unprofessional one.

Rise of the Machines: Google improves the BigDog after buying Boston Dynamics

Tech Crunch

Google purchased Boston Dynamics last year, which means it now owns the company’s ongoing robotics projects, including BigDog. Today, the Google subsidiary posted videos of a smaller dog-like robot, aptly named Spot, which weighs around 160 lbs, has an electric powerhouse and can operate both indoors and outside. The robot, as you can see from the clip, can walk, trot and climb across all types of terrain, and can even survive attempts to destabilize it by unfeeling humans eager with their kicks.

OUTRAGEOUS: Texas Elementary School Conducts Underwear Inspections On Students

A school in Gustine, Texas, has come under intense criticism after it forced 11 year old students to undergo an underwear inspection after poop was found on the floor of the school gym.

Local ABC affiliate WFAA News reports that around two dozen elementary students were rounded up and made to partake in a partial strip search by teachers in an effort to identify the culprit.

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