More People Care that Top Gear was Cancelled than They Swore

If you watched what was aired of the last season of Top Gear you might have noticed that they were slipping in a handful of cursing every now and then, which seemed to be odd considering that the show was mildly family friendly and would only ever slip in an odd poop joke here and there.  Considering that some people just want to kick a horse as it lays dying people have decided to start complaining to their local stations about the language, which amounted to a single “arse” and a couple of “shit”s, but keep in mind all of this was said before the strike 9PM cut off observed in most countries.  Thankfully no one cared enough to do anything about it.

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Not only are people complaining about something well over a month after the show has been pulled for other, stupider, reasons, they are aren’t even doing it well or in enough numbers to matter.  To give this perspective 18 people complained to the British regulator ofcom (their FCC) about the colorful choice of words, 133 complained about the show being pulled from the air.  That is about 10 times as many people cared that someone got in trouble for punching a man over not getting a steak than cared that they might have to hear Hammond be upset while he rode a bike over an uncomfortable road in Russia.

Source: The Guardian

Comcast’s Xfinity Service Conveniently Has No Bandwidth Cap

Comcast’s new Xbox 360 app, Xfinity TV, has raised some questions about their practice of managing network traffic.  Usage of this service does not count towards a customer’s broadband cap, and the service is provided from a separate “lane” of broadband on the Comcast network.  The way Comcast is managing network traffic has caused some critics to question if what they are doing is a violation of FCC regulations.

FCC regulations prohibit an ISP from “prioritizing” certain kinds of traffic over others on a public network.   Comcast claims the Xfinity service uses a “separate but equal” lane of traffic.  Even if this is true, it still seems unfair that customers using other video on demand services such as Netflix or Hulu will gobble up their bandwidth caps, while users of Xfinity TV get a free pass.

Source:  Ars Technica