#793, to subscriber 915062-6, NY
“With Stamps (1)”
collage on discarded drugstore print
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is coming to London’s V&A next spring!!!
Netflix offers a technical take on why a “fast lane” for data is a bad strategy, and why the Comcast/TWC merger shouldn’t be allowed:Comcast does not carry Netflix traffic over long distances. Netflix is itself shouldering the costs and performing the transport function for which it used to pay transit providers. Netflix connects to Comcast in locations all over the U.S., and has offered to connect in as many locations as Comcast desires. So Netflix is moving Netflix content long distances, not Comcast.
Nor does Comcast connect Netflix to other networks. In fact, Netflix can’t reach other networks via Comcast’s network.
For all these reasons, Netflix directly interconnects with many ISPs here in the U.S. and internationally without any exchange of fees.
In sum, Comcast is not charging Netflix for transit service. It is charging Netflix for access to its subscribers. Comcast also charges its subscribers for access to Internet content providers like Netflix. In this way, Comcast is double dipping by getting both its subscribers and Internet content providers to pay for access to each other.
Side note: Here’s FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler rebuking critics of the commission’s proposed net neutrality strategy.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs photographed by Dan Martenson for Holiday Magazine
wrecking ball (cover), london grammar
faig ahmed’s Embroidered Art
When you think of traditional carpets from Azerbaijan, the thought of contemporary art does not quickly spring to mind… but these beautiful, and modern works will change that. Faiq Ahmed, a native of the Eurasian nation, has taken his countries old-school art form and brought it beautifully into the current era, deconstructing the ancient process of weaving and adapting it to todays contemporary art forms.
2114. Chineasy by Shao Lan Hsueh. Cute drawings to help you remember some easy chinese characters!