I think Sorkin's point has been missed — in spite of the fact that most films fail to feature women as the protagonist, 52% of tickets are nonetheless sold to women. I think he's saying women will still pay to see these films regardless, so the capitalists are just going with what sells rather than setting out to make… » 4/24/14 12:56am Yesterday 12:56am

You've got it ass backwards, it's not necessarily about ISPs and residential customers like ourselves, it's about companies who need to use web infrastructure. I suppose an 18th century analogy would be giving priority access to the railways to Carnegie Steel because they pay a premium, denying smaller steel companies… » 4/24/14 12:42am Yesterday 12:42am

I think the internet is generating a larger atheist presence than is actually the case, though I do also think the internet is responsible for more atheists than there would otherwise be. It's too difficult to be exposed to so many new ideas and hard reality without adapting your beliefs accordingly, and as such, God… » 4/18/14 9:07pm 4/18/14 9:07pm

I can't help but find the anti-Facebook movement hipster-esque. Who are we kidding, Facebook is the phone book of the 21st century, and if there's any reason to not ditch it and start over elsewhere, it's that no other network will rival the sheer universality of Facebook's user base. I'm not about to ditch the phone… » 4/18/14 4:56pm 4/18/14 4:56pm

I must say, I have zero reverence for religious symbols. To say it is thousands of years old does not lend it sacrosanct status. Even more so, there is much reason for some to purposefully debase Hinduism, much in the same way that critics of Christianity might invert the cross. Of course, the irony of the inverted… » 4/16/14 5:40pm 4/16/14 5:40pm