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The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are here, and you can stream live coverage through your Cruzio Internet connection, for free!
Here at Cruzio we’re known to kill Trojans (the viruses, not the ancient Greeks, of course). Recently we were pleasantly surprised when a happy member that turned to us to clean out their computer sent over a cake to say thanks. Check out the message!
Reporter: Westi Haughey
On a recent Saturday morning, myself and other committed staff and volunteers of Cruzio Internet and HOPE Services joined to host an electronic waste recycling day.
Want to dump your cable bill, cut costs, and watch your favorite TV shows for FREE?
Cruzio Internet’s very own Classes Coordinator, Mike Brogan, shows you how in this 20 minute video, taken from our free class, “Free TV with Cruzio Internet”:
The smell of grilled veggies and the sound of Santa Cruzian Cubana rose from the MAH courtyard on Sunday October 25th at Cruzio’s 20th Birthday Bash.
So what does Cruzio Internet want for its 20th birthday? To expand its services, and gain new facilities.
Well, we got our wish.
Our CEO’s Peggy Dolgenos and Chris Neklason announced yesterday via Twitter that we, along with partners Ecology Action and developer Joe Appenrodt, won the bid on the old Sentinel building on Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz.
If there was ever a masterpiece meant to be brought to life among the redwoods of Santa Cruz, it is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enchantment and wonder are no stretch of the imagination when the dappled light of a dreamy forest falls upon your face and friends gather to picnic in the Glen.
Now, I have to admit, from all of William’s works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my absolute favorite. I’ve read it more times than I can count, I’ve seen it, and I’ve even rehearsed it; so while I am biased, I expect the absolute best.
And I got it.
I’m not what you’d call a theater goer. No, my usual forms of entertainment can be found on some sort of screen, whether, film, tv, or video game. But when I got the chance to attend Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s production of Shipwrecked!, I said, “Why not?” I’ll gladly admit that I did absolutely zero research before watching the production. I thought I was in for a swashbuckling adventure with Johnny Depp-like pirates.
While there wasn’t a pirate in sight, I am pleased to report that I had a great time and can highly recommend it to anyone, theater and non-theater goer alike.
Reporter: Amber Allen
Spam levels seemed to have soared over the last few months. According to data Google released on July 1st, spam levels are up 53% from the first quarter of 2009. Why? Are spammers getting cleverer? Finding new tricks? Or just reviving old ways to throw you off?
These are common questions the world over. But, while spam levels are up 53% from 1st quarter 2009, they are up only 6% from 2nd Quarter of 2008. Why did levels decrease and what are some of the factors contributing to the increase?
The Internet has revolutionized communication. No doubt about it. Any John or Jane Doe can post on the Internet to express their thoughts or display their wares. The cost of publishing is low; the cost of reading is low, and there’s a vast variety of Web sites in ever-new formats.
At Cruzio, we provide our users with the ability to read anything on the Web and to write anything they like, just so long as they don’t break any laws. That’s called net neutrality.
Net neutrality means that carriers like Cruzio should continue to let Internet sites get to your computer without favoritism or, worse, censorship. Without net neutrality, Internet service providers like Cruzio, but also like AT&T, Time Warner, and Comcast could charge some Web sites for accessibility. You wouldn’t be able to get some sites as fast as others. Perhaps you wouldn’t be able to get some some sites at all. That would significantly change the way the Internet works.
If you were a large internet provider who owned a news network, and no one could tell you not to, would you make your own news programs the easiest to watch?
Under net neutrality, Internet providers and telecomm companies have flourished. Web-based businesses such as Google, Ebay and MySpace have emerged from small beginnings to capture wide public acceptance.
But after years of telecomm consolidation and deregulation, the era of open, neutral access to the Web may come to a close. The big telecommunications companies may simply have enough clout to change the way the Internet is set up so they can favor their own corporate partners.
Some people say consumers will never stand for corporate-controlled access to Web sites; that any such attempt will “spur outrage.” That remains to be seen.
Currently, large telecommunications companies are pushing Congress to pass the “COPE” act — H.R. 5252. It is slated to come up for a vote soon, with little public fanfare and much corporate backing. Advocates of net neutrality say this bill is a threat. You might want to learn about it and express your opinion to your representative on the subject. For more information, here are some useful sites: