I just finished listening to Todd Cochrane’s podcast Geek News Central located at http://www.geeknewscentral.com. This is a nice podcast that is explanatory, full of news, tech, and Todd’s experiences and opinions.
One opinion in particular kind of gets me going a bit. I work for the cable company. Data limits are part of doing business. Todd is of the opinion that the Internet should be uncapped and everyone should be able to download what they want, no matter how much they download. The unfortunate side effect of having a customer on the node downloading over 500Gig a month is that the other customers on the node are affected by this with poor service….slow speeds, dropped packets, and a bad experience. How is it fair that the rest of the neighborhood needs to suffer for one persons usage? In this instance Todd and I will continue to disagree.
I loved his story on the wind farm a company is proposing for an island in Hawaii that gets continuous strong winds. This is a wonderful idea and should be implemented, but sadly it isn’t going to happen any time soon. When is the government going to understand that we need alternative energy sources now. Jump on the opportunity to get off of the well of oil we have become reliant on.
All in all listening to the Geek News Central podcast is a joy. It brightens my day and I listen to it while getting ready for work, and then at work during my breaks. Keep up the good work, Todd!