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And Now Our Watch Has Ended…

Watch out for spoilers, friends. If you haven’t watched the season finale of Game of Thrones, it’s a good one. We got the episode watched, so as to not have to completely avoid the Internet. Expect a podcast from us on the season this Sunday!

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End of the World – Meme Monday

Just in general, this video was seeming like the right Meme Monday for today. This feeling was confirmed after watching last night’s excellent Last Week Tonight.

 

This was one of my original favorite Internet videos from way back on Albino Black Sheep, and one that my friends and I quoted a lot and that I still quote – and can recite – to this day. Enjoy!

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Week in Geek Trial Run – Comparative Opinions Episode 56

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, in consideration of starting a new second podcasts, hosts David and Holly try a trial run and discuss some of this week’s geek news! Topics include streaming, with Disney and NetFlix in the news; the Hugo Awards; the digital release of Guardians of the Galaxy; and password rules. Let us know what you think of the format and the episode!

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Don’t Forget Net Neutrality!

Yesterday was a day organized as a big push for those who support Net Neutrality, with the Day of Action. Net Neutrality is a big issue we pay attention to, so it seemed important to note that supporting Net Neutrality doesn’t end after the Day of Action!

For more on Net Neutrality, Philip DeFranco did a nice job covering it (warning: language):

I’ll just copy-paste the links from his show notes if you’re looking for more:

Net Neutrality:
https://www.battleforthenet.com/
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/0…
https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/2/155…
http://mashable.com/2017/07/12/net-ne…
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40…
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/te…
https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proce…))

The Pesky “Save” Feature on Facebook

I have, at various times, turned to different ways of scrolling through and experiencing the Internet. At one time, it was opening all my webcomics to read in different tabs from my bookmarks. Going to forums. Facebook feed, WordPress Reader, Tumblr feed, Twitter feed, Instagram feed…

I’m currently back on the Facebook feed, and have added a number of sites and things that I might otherwise go to some other way (like news sites). Sure, you suffer under Facebook’s display algorithms, but by-and-large I get a pretty decent experience. And I use things like AllSides and Twitter Moments to make sure I’m not missing something.

However, there’s a feature of Facebook that I’ve used… yeah, way too much. Since I’m generally scrolling on my phone, while doing something else, filling a few minutes, whatever – when I get to something that I want to read but that seems too long, I click the “save post” button. Similarly, when I find an image, story, or meme that I want to consider sharing here on Comparative Geeks in some way, but that I’m not sharing immediately, I save the post.

I have over 1,500 saved posts at this point.

So in an effort to clear up some tiny bit of this now unmanageable backlog, here’s a few things from the saved archives… Happy Throwback Thursday!


Cool Art!

Click Bait/News I thought might be good for blog posts…

Potentially, at some point, I’ll still at least read these articles…


Hopefully you’ve smiled or read something here that was new to you… Maybe I’ll do this again sometime! But for now, hey! Slightly fewer saved items on Facebook!