nayomiejade
thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

goingoutforaspacewalk
yugichrist:

retronauthq:

WWI: Pigeon being released from tank 
Source

During WWI, when tanks were cornered into hopeless situations, in a desperate last ditch effort they would sometimes release a pigeon. All tanks were outfitted with normally one, sometimes two pigeons, of various breeds, specifically for this purpose. The pigeon would use unfathomable power to destroy absolutely everything around it, but often would also destroy the tank it was released from and kill its occupants in the process, which is why tank operators were so hesitant to resort to releasing their pigeons. Over 10,000 people were killed during WWI from pigeon related combat alone.
The most infamous pigeon related incident during the war was at the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917, when British colonel Reginald William Edwards released an extremely powerful Szegediner Highflier pigeon from the Mark IV tank he was operating, which had become immobilized in mud and surrounded by several German Leichter Kampfwagen I tanks. The Highfligher immediately flew up to an altitude surpassing Earth’s mesosphere, then plunged back down, diving into one of the LK I tanks and creating a massive shockwave that killed over 1,500 and injured tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians alike.

yugichrist:

retronauthq:

WWI: Pigeon being released from tank 


Source

During WWI, when tanks were cornered into hopeless situations, in a desperate last ditch effort they would sometimes release a pigeon. All tanks were outfitted with normally one, sometimes two pigeons, of various breeds, specifically for this purpose. The pigeon would use unfathomable power to destroy absolutely everything around it, but often would also destroy the tank it was released from and kill its occupants in the process, which is why tank operators were so hesitant to resort to releasing their pigeons. Over 10,000 people were killed during WWI from pigeon related combat alone.

The most infamous pigeon related incident during the war was at the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917, when British colonel Reginald William Edwards released an extremely powerful Szegediner Highflier pigeon from the Mark IV tank he was operating, which had become immobilized in mud and surrounded by several German Leichter Kampfwagen I tanks. The Highfligher immediately flew up to an altitude surpassing Earth’s mesosphere, then plunged back down, diving into one of the LK I tanks and creating a massive shockwave that killed over 1,500 and injured tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians alike.