Watercooler 2/5/2017 Open Thread: Change we can believe in!

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Hello, Watercooler World. Today is Super Bowl Sunday. There is SO much flying below the radar, mere trifles when compared with anarchists merrily smashing and burning, and the end of the 2016 football season with SB LI. The game and the day are being written about in a hundred different places, so I offer the WCW other topics for consumption and reflection…

FCC Drops Investigation of Sponsored Data Plans in First Blow to Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it has dropped its investigation into “zero rating” data plans offered by wireless providers, dealing a first blow to the net-neutrality principles put in place by the Obama-era commission.

McDonald’s Launching Dispenser That Spits Out Big Macs.

A Boston McDonald’s is set to launch a machine that dispenses the fast-food chain’s trademark sandwich, the Big Mac…people in the area can obtain the stacked sandwich without conversing with any humans, which seems to be part of a trend for casual restaurants.

Robert Reich: “Berkeley Protests Were Actually Right-Wingers In Disguise.”

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich thinks that those rioters at Berkeley the other night–the ones who threw the Molotov cocktails, pepper-sprayed a Trump supporter, and cause general ruckus and havoc–were actually right-wingers in disguise.

In the spirit of today’s game, let’s take a moment to reflect on a quote by Coach Lombardi:

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

New England by two touchdowns…and please take time to enjoy the open thread…