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nopeitsjustvguy  asked:

can you guess a website that might be affected?

Sure, I run one! The Verge produces a ton of videos every day, and we put them on Facebook, YouTube, and our own internal player, with the expectation that everyone will have equal access to them. Get rid of net neutrality rules, and some of our audience might get YouTube videos for free from their ISP, while Facebook hits their data cap. Other customers might have our internal player run slowly but YouTube in a fast lane because Google struck a deal. Our business would change dramatically if we had to factor in the costs users on every different ISP would pay to see our stuff.

And the worst case is that one of our competitors might pay for fast lane access that we can’t really afford and start to win users because our site loads artificially slowly. I’m a competitive person and I want to win, but I also love that The Verge has to earn our audience against terrific sites like Wired and CNET every day. I don’t want to win or lose just because someone paid Verizon. That’s just icky.

A lot of the websites that will be most affected by rolling back net neutrality don’t exist yet. Right now, someone is building the next YouTube, the next Twitter, or the next Uber. And it has amazing, transformative features that none of us have even thought of yet.

But imagine what will happen if big ISPs can throttle or block their content partners’ competitors. That will create a major hurdle for any new player. If ISPs have the power to push us away from new players’ services toward those of their corporate partners, then users have less power to decide which services will succeed.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of websites that cater to an audience of Black, Latino, Arab and Muslim, queer and transgender, women and young people that may find themselves unable to pay enough to be heard. Online ethnic media and media targeting communities pushed to the margins of public debate have provided a needed respite from the scapegoating and stereotypes of mainstream cable news. Websites like Essence.com,Very Smart Brothers, Jack and Jill Politics, the Root and so many more, too many to name, might find themselves unable to reach their audiences. Their websites aren’t the only ones that will be affected. Many of the start up companies like Etsy, Task Rabbit and more may find themselves unable to compete against older and wealthier companies. If net neutrality is repealed, the next website unable to thrive may be yours.

25 Apps Every College Student Should Have

 Submitted by Campus Ambassador, Shanna Farley  ///   University of Northern Colorado

A new year has begun! Along with it new challenges and rewards are sure to come - this is especially true when you are trying to navigate through your college years. Luckily the college students of today live in a world where apps exist. Apps can do so much more than flip a bunch of angry birds across the screen or crush all the candies. They can help you reach your personal life goals and at times can be complete lifesavers. From a real student in the trenches, this is a list of apps that every college student should have programmed into their phones. The best part is, they are absolutely free!

Educational Aids

StudyBlue: This is an app that allows you to create virtual flashcards on any subject and allows you to borrow flash cards from other students. This app is great because you can just open it up at any time and flip through the virtual deck you have created for yourself.

Evernote: Create notes, to-do lists, set reminders, take photos, and record audio. This app is there to keep you on the track to success and makes sure you never forget.

Easy Bib: Doing your work cited is often tedious and at times confusing, with Easy Bib all that is now a thing of the past. Type in any book, website, film and Easy Bib will give you the right citation. You can even scan the barcode of your book to generate the correct citation.

Algeo Graphing Calculator: Never have to worry about being without your graphing calculator. This app can do just about anything you would ever need from a graphing calculator and from what I’ve seen it’s one of the best on the market.

Google Drive: Use this app to store all those important documents you’ll be accumulating.

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(You’ll be sure to be the top of the class with the Algeo Graphing Calculator)

Daily Life Aids

Venmo: Send payments to your friends, roommate or whoever. You can now pay someone back at any time and any place without any of the hassle. Co-Ed Supply sent Venmo promo cards a few months ago!

Viber: Contact those you miss from across the globe without all those pesky fees.

Everest: Use this app to keep track of any personal life goals you have. It can be anything from traveling across Europe to losing those few extra pounds. This app helps you break down the steps to reach that goal and lets you seek out advice when you need it.

Cam Scanner: Allows you to use your camera phone as a scanner. This is very helpful for copying notes from a missed class.

Lyft: Need a ride to the party or the concert of the year, but have no transportation of your own? With this app you can contact one of Lyft’s drivers to pick you up and get you there safely.  The fees are very competitive and sadly the app is mainly designed for popular U.S. cities.

Assistant:  Just because you’re not in the big leagues quite yet, doesn’t mean you can’t have your own personal assistant.  The rest of your apps will be envious of this one because there is so much it can do. It can post memos, keep track of your schedule, post on your social networks, give you suggestions based on your likes, and it can even follow specific commands directly related to your phone. It’s an app completely personalized to you and it even comes in different languages.

Your School’s Personal App: This is a big one many students forget. Keep in the loop with important dates or special events with you school’s app or apps.

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(Your personal assistant knows what is needed to get you through your day)

Money Saving Aids

Ibotta: A great app for when you are going shopping. Get paid for buying the items right on your grocery list. This app allows you to earn back a portion of an item you have already paid and they are always expending, so now you can even earn money back for going to new movies.

Retailmenot: Finds any online discounts for any store at a click of a button. It can even generate coupons for in store purchases as well.

Wrapp: Send free gift cards or offers to your friends and receive them as well. You can also send purchased gift cards as well. Some great offers include $6 for H&M, $5 for David’s Cookies and many more. Always  great gifts to give when you are a little low cash.

Plink: Get rewarded for places you already make purchases to like Regal Cinemas, Burger King, Panda Express, Dunkin Donut, and more. All you have to do is connect your account to a card and rack up points for purchases. You can redeem your points to get gift cards from Amazon, Walmart and more.

Gas Buddy:  A penny saved is a penny earned and that is certainly the case with this app. You can track down which gas stations in your area have the cheapest prices for gas.

Fancy Hands, Task Rabbit, Agent Anything and Ask Sunday: Earn some extra cash by running errands or being someone’s personal assistant. These apps are filled with individuals posting certain tasks to do for a price. These tasks can range from setting up a restaurant reservation to picking up a much wanted item. All these apps seem to be localized, so you’ll have to check which ones are for your area.

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(Get paid for grocery shopping with Ibotta)

Leisure Aids

Mixology: Impress everyone at any get together with your bar tending skills and you’ll sure to be the life of any party. This app is like a bar tending school in your pocket. (Must be 17 or older to download)

Spotify: In the war of free streaming music apps, I’m on the side of Spotify. I love that it allows you to shuffle playlists you’ve made yourself or playlists others have made and you can even listen to the radio. They also rarely play those pesky advertisements.

Project Gutenberg: Gain access to a large range of literature for free. This app can be useful for educational pursuits or leisure reading.

Flixter: Watch movies from your own collection or free films provided by Flixter. You can build a descent virtual library to no or very little cost.

Evenster: This app allows you to track events in your area, so you can be sure there is always something to do.  

Duolingo: A game that is getting popular by the minute. Learn a new language or challenge your language skills with this great app. Languages included: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English.

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(Brush up on your language skills with the Duolingo app)


Zombies, Run!: Okay, this one isn’t a freebie, but with all the money you have saved from other apps it will be well worth your while. It’s an interactive running that allows you to play a game and listen to music at the same time. The concept is that you have to run to survive the zombie apocalypse and g complete little missions along the way. This app will be sure to keep you motivated on your resolution for a new you.

(All apps can be found on Google Play or the Apple app Store)





Dreams Come True

Prompt: You’ve been living in the bunker with the Winchester’s and have become quite enthralled with their feathered friend.
Pairing: CasXReader
Warnings: SMUT, language, edging, unprotected sex (Use condoms)

Originally posted by unicorncastiell

You stood in the kitchen cooking, the boys would be home any minute and the agreement that you had given them for letting you stay home was that you would make spaghetti for dinner, Dean’s favorite thing you made. Sam requested cheesecake stuffed strawberries for dessert. He thought that would be a feat and you’d rethink staying behind. You had agreed and had to say that the strawberries looked great sitting in the fridge where they had been since the night before. You chuckled as you remembered the first time you insisted on cooking dinner and Dean had actually gotten a little possessive over kitchen duties… and then eventually he had to admit that it was nice having someone who actually knew how to cook in the house other than him.

You’d been cook for about 30 minutes when you heard the door open in the other room, perfect timing. You threw the pasta into the boiling salt water and turned the burner to simmer for your meat sauce.

You pulled your shorts down just enough to be seen under the long flannel you stole from one of them, didn’t want the cracks about not wearing pants, “Hey!”

“I smell garlic,” You heard Dean’s rough voice excitedly call out.

Then an unexpected voice, “You requested spaghetti, is it not customary for there to be garlic involved?”

You breath hitched, they brought the angel with them, you ran to look in the glass of the stove to see if you looked alright. Messy but ok.

Sam came in and immediately went to the fridge for a beer and looked at you squatted on the ground, “You alright?”

“Just checking the garlic bread,” you blushed and pushed a stray lock of hair behind your ear.

He chuckled and took a long drink.

“I didn’t know you were bringing company,” You mumbled.

He cocked an eyebrow and the other two men came in.

Dean walked over to the stove and inhaled before pulling you into a one armed brotherly hug, “That’s what I’m talking about.”

Sam cleared his throat and looked at you wantingly.

“Don’t worry I didn’t forget you, Sammy,” You moved to the fridge and opened the large tupperware container with the berries, ignoring his glare at the nickname.

He reached in and pulled the biggest one out and bit into it.

“You have to eat dinner first, young man!”

He laughed and ate the other half, “Young?! I’m ancient compared to you.”

You scoffed and went to check and drain the pasta. They started putting plates and silverware on the table and you turned almost forgetting he was there. His blue eyes capturing yours, “May I help?”

“Uh,” you handed him the bowl of salad that you’d made, “Sure, take that to the table?”

He looked overjoyed to be part of doing the tasks.

“Rabbit food?” Dean whined, you looked back at him and he shot you a wink.

You mixed the pasta and meat sauce together into a large serving bowl and carried it to the table. Dean sat down and started piling his plate full.

“You want a beer? I got some wine that would go well with it too… i think.”

Dean grimmace, “Beer would be good.”

“Great,” you plopped down, “They are in the fridge, get me a glass of my wine while you’re in there.”

You grinned at him and he rolled his eyes, shooting Sam a look, “She’s like the sister I never wanted…”

You feind hurt.

“But glad I have.” And ruffled your already messy hair.

You pulled your knees up and perched on the chair while getting your food, knowing that Sam would help you with the salad. Everyone sat around the table and laughed while eating. Periodically Cas would catch your gaze but you would break talking with the boys about the case and sharing stories.

“Aren’t you going to eat, Cas?” You looked at his empty, clean plate.

“I don’t require sustenance,” He looked very serious.

Dean moved and you could tell he nudged his friend under the table.

“Oh,” He spooned some of the food onto his plate, “But it just smells so good.”

You smirked, “You don’t have to, Cas. Really.”

He slurped up a noodle and smirked, “Dean made it apparent that I do.”

Dean put his head in his hand and chuckled, shaking his head. You finished eating and laughed at the angle as he calmly emptied his plate. You finished the last bit of wine, feeling the warmth hitting you knowing that it was reaching your cheeks at this point but didn’t care.

You went and grabbed the strawberries and when you turned Cas had followed you, “Dean said you might need help.”

You smiled and held up the container, “No just getting dessert.”

He looked at his feet and then met your eyes, “You are an amazing cook.”

“Cas, I know you don’t like food. It’s ok.”

“But I’m telling the truth,” he looked down his sharp nose at you, standing just close enough to make your already burning cheeks hotter. You went to walk away and he caught you by the elbow so gently you barely noticed, “Could we talk later?”

You cocked and eyebrow, “Sure, Cas.”

You finished dinner and the strawberries were a huge hit. Sam and Dean agreed to do the dishes since you did all the cooking and they had thoroughly stuffed themselves. You looked at Cas once you were alone sitting across from each other.

“You wanted to talk?” You pulled your knees tighter against your chest.

“Somewhere we won’t be interrupted, Dean likes to tell me how to speak to women,” He looked so serious but you couldn’t help but giggle a little. You got up and motioned for him to follow you.

You walked back into your room and closed the door, “They won’t come in here. Been scarred too many times.”

Cas watched as you perched again in the chair next to your bed, you motioned for him to sit. He chose the edge of your bed. His eyes looked at (Y/S/C) legs as you rubbed them and then his gaze went completely away from you, “I’ve been talking with Dean about some things and he told me that I should talk with you about it too.”

You furrowed your brow.

“I’ve been having these feelings… for you.”

You gulped and your grip on your ankles tightened letting you know this wasn’t a wine induced dream.

“And seeing you dressed like that and just so comfortable and happy. It’s truly mesmerizing,” he looked up through his lashes at you and you just stared back at him, mouth hanging partially open. He sighed, “I understand if you don’t feel the same way about me but honestly I couldn’t keep it to myself. I am much more comfortable with honesty, keeping things from the people i care about hasn’t exactly turned out well in the past.”

He didn’t move, didn’t look at you just sat there and looked at his folded hands. You swallowed hard, knowing that what you were about to do might be the most ballsy thing you have ever done and possibly fed by the wine but you didn’t really care. You’d been having dreams about him since you met him and every time those icy blue orbs caught yours, you couldn’t breathe.

You moved to stand in front of him, he watched your hand as it hesitantly moved to touch his face, the stubble prickling your fingers.

He stood and didn’t break his eye contact, you looked up at him and grabbed the back of his neck to pull him and meet him halfway on your tiptoes. You hesitated just slightly before crashing your lips into his. His arms enveloped you and pulled you as close as he could.

He pulled you away and searched your face for something before smiling, full teeth and came back to kissing you again.

You gently pushed him back so he was sitting on your bed again, straddling his lap and moving to kiss and lick every inch of skin you could find. He let out a gravely moan when you nipped his ear with your teeth.

“I don’t want to be too forward, (Y/N),” his voice sounded shakier than you had ever heard it and the heat growing between your legs responded to it.

“Cas, do me a favor,” you locked eyes with him again, “Don’t be so polite with me.”

He pulled your face back down to his and copied what you had just done to him, he moved further down to the buttons of your shirt and pulled it open. Revealing your black bra, thankful you’d worn one of your sexy sets. You rolled your hips into the angel and felt that he was rock hard beneath his slacks.

He pulled the bra off and attacked one of your swollen nipples, you cried out and threw your head back. Rolling your hips against him again, he snapped his fingers and both of your clothes were completely gone. You looked down at the perfect man under you. His muscles were softened lines but still strong. He circled his tongue around the other nipple now and looked up at you.

You mouth hung open and you could feel his length prodding against you dripping entrance. Cas groaned again as he lined himself up with you and you teased him, sinking just enough to feel his head. You gritted your teeth, “Tell me what you want, baby.”

He tried to thrust upward and you sank slowly onto him. He let out a sigh and grabbed a fistful of your hair and thrusted hard, hitting deep into you. You cried out and started riding up and down on the angel. You would go until his breath got shaky and slow and he would actually whimper your name.

You felt yourself building with him though, when you felt close you would hold off. You pulled his earlobe in you teeth again, “I want you to come with me. I’m so close…”

He stood, holding your thighs around him and still inside. He laid you on your back and started thrusting hard and deep, fucking you into the mattress.

He would grunt and moan with every thrust. Your legs started shaking as you felt yourself building again. You reached between your bodies and started stroking your swollen clit, “I’m so fucking- shit- CAS!”

You both screamed out as you released around him, clenching hard and him coating your walls. He pumped a few more times, completely emptying himself into you before collapsing on top of you, breathing heavy.

“I didn’t think angels could get winded,” you chuckled and ran your fingers through his sweat soaked hair before kissing his temple.

He leaned up and looked down at you, kissing your lips again, “That would have made anyone winded.”

You sighed.

“Well I’m glad I followed Dean’s advice,” He smiled ear to ear again, “and I hope it happens again.”

You cocked an eyebrow, “Oh we are so not finished, not by a long shot.”


This is why we do this.
July 27th 2016

Pulled rabbit barbecue served with spinach shaved carrot and steamed rice. Pinch of volcano salts.

The rabbit front quarters were browned with bacon and mustard seed oil before being pressure cooked so the meat is extremely tender and the bone is easily removed. This is ideal because you also get the mineral benefits from the bones into the meat. It’s healthier and makes for a richer flavor.

We’ve been posting several rabbit and venison dishes over this last week. Our intention is not to put forth exploratory efforts. This is simply a demonstration of how and what we eat. As anyone who has a family knows, time is a scarce resource and putting forth a nutritious meal three times a day on the table is no easy task. You will notice that the dishes over this week or so have been similar to one another. This is because we are primarily eating what is in season and sticking to the staples that make the task of putting the food out more predictably and efficient. This is home cooking, creating a common ground of staples is a great way to lay a foundation for acquiring food solutions for our dietary needs. A rice or quinoa served with a protein is usually two thirds and foundational. The remaining third could be a kimchi, spinach or cucumber salad. That remaining third is seasonal, Like vegetables from the garden, or mushrooms that we forage. Eating seasonally is good for our spirits. I can’t explain why but it may be because our diet is in sync with our environment.

We hope our latest post find you stronger today than you were last week.



Learn from My Mistakes - Volume 1: Dirty Rabbits & Poor Timing

Starting in 2012, and a bit in delay, I’m ging to list a few lessons I learned each week and publish them. Hopefully you can take these lessons and avoid the consequences that I have suffered and will continue to suffer!


1. Do not use Task Rabbit for ‘Creative’ Tasks. In this case, “create an eye-popping and stimulating sponsorship deck with beautiful imagery.”

2. Do not book an appointment with your lawyer at 4pm on a Friday.

3. Do not try and flag an uptown cab from Soho at 5pm on a Friday.

4. Do not show up to do your grocery shopping the day before the Super Bowl.

A little help from your network?

I’m not one to ask for help until I need it - usually because I see a learning opportunity in doing it myself. But when you’re trying to publicly launch a project from concept, to product, to marketing outreach - a little help to save time is never a bad thing. With a little nudge from a class assignment, I tried my luck with Task Rabbit last week looking for help compiling a well researched blog list. I created an account, posted my task being sure to include details and set a reasonable time frame of a few days for it to be completed, and posted it to the site. Within minutes, I had a text from Task Rabbit telling me my project had been assigned to Elizabeth in San Francisco. Three minutes after that, an email from Elizabeth came through outlining how she intended to complete the task, and two hours later, I had my blogger list. If asking for help is this easy and efficient, I’m not quite sure what I was waiting for.


Enjoying an interview with Leah Busque on Foundation 12.