2017-12-13 / Front Page

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

By Ted J. Bloom

Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor.  His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.comTed Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A CDCR law librarian and instructor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.comAssociates of mine have stated that regardless of the damage a US President does America always survives it.  This may be true however, after December 14th when the new FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, eliminates Net Neutrality, you may think otherwise.  Imagine having to pay extra to access sites that you now get to visit for free, such as the popularity search engine Google?  Imagine paying more for any speed of transmission--not just high speed.  Imagine that your ISP does not like the competition it gets from other websites within its jurisdiction, such as Netflix, and decides to charge a separate monthly fee for you to access Netflix or it gives you turtle-like, dial-up, connection speeds that mirror AOL servers when DOS was popular several decades ago.

Consequently, the Internet may have been the wild west, but after December 14th, it may seem like Darth Vader's Death Star in terms of affordability and choice.  Readers of this column know that I have been writing about the Internet for our mighty Queens Gazette both online and in hardcopy since 2011.  Therefore, I assure you I would not mention the above unless I have researched multiple sources.  Go to https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative to let congress know how you feel about paying ISP's more and losing your Net freedoms.

Moreover, considering the holiday season is upon us, following are some free movie websites you may wish to try to economize in-case Net Neutrality does disappear:

www.123movies.to

www.kat.tv

www.xmovies.com

Hint: Avoid any icons labeled CAM because that means the movie was videoed with an external camera and therefore the resolution will suffer due to the second generation quality.  Also, I cannot guarantee the legality of these free movie websites and therefore they may cease to exist at short notice, if any.  Lastly, xmovies above does not stand for x-rated cinema.

Happy Holidays.

Please feel free to send your Internet resource suggested URLs to me at: AuthorNotary@gmail.com or courtesy of the Queens Gazette and they will forward them.  Thank you.    

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