Net Neutrality, a term you may have heard a lot in recent times thanks to the renewed attack on our civil liberties, is all about the control of the internet through ISP’s. Right now, for the time being, your ISP can not throttle your bandwidth to any website you visit, as it shouldn’t be able to. Net neutrality means that everyone gets the same access to the internet. Without it, we could see things like: not being able to use Youtube or Netflix because you didn’t buy a video streaming internet cable package, or Youtube not being allowed to operate without incurring fees in order to keep in the fastlane. This “slowlane / fastlane” setup means that ISP’s would have the ability to restrict bandwidth usage on any site they want, thus holding large sites like youtube hostage for fees otherwise users could be throttled. The internet was born out of basements and dorm rooms, it’s not a place where high barriers to entry should exist. If we have high barriers to enter the internet arena, it will hurt the active development and maintenance of the internet its self. By pushing out smaller companies, we will have less startups, less applications, less websites, and less opportunity. I’m here today typing to stand up for the things which make our nation prosperous and fruitful for all, not just the 1%.
Support net neutrality.
Support common sense economic practices.
Support each other.
Thanks for reading!
A cleaned up and shortened Powerpoint version of my drone build tutorial I did in a previous post. Was a collaboration with the DCC SHPE club. This presentation was for a live presentation with discussion and Q&A session on building your own drone.
SHPE Drone Build Presentation
This is why cutoff and failsafe settings are important!!!
(Also never fly high in acrobatic mode).
Thankfully the quadcopter was recovered (hence the video), with some substantial damage. But she’s fully repaired and flying again!
It’s been a rough summer for this bird!
Techweek NYC! A week long tech conference and networking even in the city! After maneuvering around midterms, talking with teachers, bosses, and people I have deadlines for, its safe to say that I’ll be attending this years TechWeek conference!!
Here’s a few pics from the show!
Lately with all the talk of VR headsets, and augmented reality, how can you avoid impulse buying one of the things for your phone? Unfortunately they offer basicially no support or even a list of supported devices. So with that, I gutted my nonfunctional vr viewer, put my own electronics inside to make a sweet new, cheap FPV headset!
LEGACY POST IMPORTED FROM (Jun 4th, 2015 1:39:02pm)
Fun with Robotics: W506-6/4/15 DCC.
Yesterday the DCC SHPE club did a presentation for the DCC C-STEPs “Technology at Work” workshop during their student success week. The presentation was on building a raspberry pi based rover for beginners. The presentation includes info on Linux, Python programming and raspberry pi. Check it out through the pdf below!
After the realization that my blog was seriously unkept, I decided to revamp everything. but specifically the blog. I decided to use some of the more advanced management features of wordpress to better manage and update posts for you guys (I know how long its been). Wish me luck, and enjoy.