If Cuphead and Dark Soulds had a baby
I did a thing at AT&T
I had to babysit my daughters kitten and she requested proof that he was okay so I sent her this
Trump’s name appears in Panama Papers for the first time
Biggest horse in the world is 20 hands and 23 of an inch, weighing in at 2,600lbs
First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
Tommy Wiseau submitted ‘The Room’ to Paramount with the hope of getting it distributed. Usually it takes a studio roughly two weeks to reply, but the film was rejected within 24 hours.
Johnny Cash smoking a cigarette before performing at Folsom Prison. 1968.
TIL, in Interstellar the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientifical insight to publish three scientific papers
This is one man in a costume
7' Tall Krampus Christmas Display
Primitive Technology: New area starting from scratch
In Speed, Howard Payne, played by Dennis Hopper, always uses the phone by holding it to his left ear with his right hand. This is very probably due to hearing loss in his right ear caused by the same accident that cost him his left thumb.
Thanksgiving Timelapse
A President Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 16 Women Endorses a Senate Candidate Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 9
Just a pic that my friend took down at the beach the other day...
ELI5: How come spent nuclear fuel is constantly being cooled for about 2 decades? Why can't we just use the spent fuel to boil water to spin turbines?
Spider drinks graphene, spins web that can hold the weight of a human
Excavator precision
Desperate for electricity, Puerto Rico children's hospital goes solar
Look mom I’m a scientist!
[MAIN SPOILERS] How Daenerys would look like riding Balerion the Black Dread
Senator Susan Collins appears to be the first Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality. This is huge. This is what it looks like when our backlash starts working. Keep going!
PsBattle: This Zimbabwean celebrating the resignation of dictator Robert Mugabe
We The People Call for The Resignation of FCC Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai
?? We did it! In 1 day the /r/NatureIsFuckingLit community has raised $9,000 for charity in donations to the Wildlife Conservation Institute! Thank you to the 355 people who donated. ??
Galaxy ink
[Postgame Thread] Pittsburgh Defeats Miami 24-14
Kid nails impression
MRW I’m strong enough to break ice, but I’m no match for statistics
Thanksgiving 2016 vs. Thanksgiving 2017. Nearly identical picture taken one year apart.
Billy's fetish for self-harm was always the prime reason of his parents putting him up for adoption.
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Lazy Susan
"Cat? What cat? I haven't seen any cat ??"
LPT: Parked illegally? Avoid parking tickets by leaving your wipers turned on at maximum speed.
YSK: when a retail worker asks, "can I grab a size for you?" what they're really saying is, "I see you unleashing hell on the stack of jeans I literally re-folded 30 seconds ago. Back away from the denim and let me get your size."
3221 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4070 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
718 3346378 So stop giving them tax dollars and regulatory protections.
199 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**]( Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
168 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
323 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
28 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
125 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
48 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
835 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
66 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.