On Tuesday, some Netflix users on Verizon began seeing a curious error message that explicitly blamed the Internet provider for laggy connections.Letting the customer know when their service provider is too bogged down for your product to work? Whoever thought of that needs to get a Christmas bonus the size of a Florida beachfront house. But Verizon does not like the "stunt" of suggesting to Verizon customers that their crap network is slow even one little bit.
"The Verizon network is crowded right now," the message read. "Adjusting video for smoother playback…"
Verizon has fired back at Netflix, accusing the company of engaging in a "PR stunt." In a blog post, Verizon defended against the error message by saying the sluggishness has nothing to do with Verizon's own network and everything to do with how Netflix carries traffic to Verizon's doorstep.Other links to go to sleep by: Global warming isn't hitting all states equally, and Keystone XL presents a prominent terrorist target. I spared you a link about Mike Huckabee because nobody wants nightmares like that, so we'll just stick with terrorism, the cooking of the planet, and phone companies.
Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—War was about oil -- Wolfowitz:
|If confirmed, this will be explosive:
On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Open Carry Texas' hijacking Target. Greg Dworkin rounds up the POW swap stories, including how Republicans scrambled to delete old expressions of support for Bergdahl. Primary election news. The reparations discussion continues. Joan McCarter gives us an Idahoan's take on the Bergdahl release. We also discussed the primaries, the Gop still at sea on Obamacare, the lineup of Daily Kos endorsements, net neutrality, MoDo on the weed, and more about Scott Brown's super-shady sweetheart deal. GunFAIL 2014 keeps up the pace, and a grim anniversary: four kids accidentally shot to death on this very day, last year.