Kris is right. The reason a VPN works is because you're changing the route the traffic goes down. Right now there is a bottleneck between Netflix's CDN (Level 3) and Comcast and Verizon, so traffic is going from Netflix to Level 3 to Comcast/Verizon to You and it's getting stuck between Level 3 and Comcast/Verizon. » 7/22/14 4:06pm Today 4:06pm

That headline's a bit misleading. Execution is still legal in California, so long as it doesn't take twenty years to get it done. Seems to me that this will result in a lot more expedited appeals. Though the death penalty doesn't seem to have much support in the state, so it might end up going away by inertia. » 7/16/14 9:33pm 7/16/14 9:33pm

Time spent is not the primary objection to microwaved fish at the office. It smells awful! And the stench lingers. It's worse than burnt popcorn. And I would know since my office is right down the hall from the break room. Maybe your method alleviates the stench, but you didn't mention that in the article. » 7/16/14 1:34pm 7/16/14 1:34pm

They comment on all the competitors' heights and weights because the course becomes easier the taller and lighter you are. They were going on about a previous guy who was over six feet and 220 pounds because carrying that much weight makes the upper-body tasks harder. » 7/16/14 11:48am 7/16/14 11:48am

Nobody gets to complain about weather cut-ins until they live in Kansas. Our viewing market for some strange reason covers the entire western half of the state and even a county in Nebraska. They were covering storms today on the news that were 375 miles away. Imagine living in New York City and having the news… » 7/13/14 9:46pm 7/13/14 9:46pm

He was also awaiting trial for threatening to kill a third person when he killed his girlfriend. In his twenty short years of freedom, he managed to accomplish the triumvirate of threatening to kill somebody, attempting to kill somebody, and actually killing somebody, though not in that order. » 7/09/14 3:15pm 7/09/14 3:15pm

They did two things with this pilot that I really liked. First, 2% seems like the perfect number of people. In the aggregate, that's almost 150,000,000 people, an extraordinary number. But think of the 50 people closest to you in your life and imagine losing one of them. Is it that big of a deal? Sure, if it's a… » 6/30/14 3:49pm 6/30/14 3:49pm