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Re: In the News
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
That elk/bear shenanigans was beautiful. How did I miss that post? :(

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Re: In the News
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2012, 04:03:16 PM »
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_corporate_death_star/?bLJENbb&v=17866

Interesting petition that just got emailed to me. Looks like another of these global trade deals designed to lock down on internet intellectual property use.

More information here:
http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/whats-actually-tpp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Strategic_Economic_Partnership
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Re: In the News
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2012, 08:24:46 PM »
Well, SOPA accomplished almost nothing. And this doesn't even effect Europe.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2012, 08:27:21 PM »
Being fair;
-> SOPA got shelved, this hasn't been shelved.
-> If it affects the US, it affects American websites. Which is to say most of the internet.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2012, 08:47:01 PM »
We'll see. But I don't really see that hapening, at least the part about internet. It isn't realy easy to control internet and its trafic. Just look at tpb, after who knows how many lawsuits their servers were never closed for more than 10 days at a time. All those lawsuits didn't even achive in finding the location of their server.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2012, 09:31:36 PM »
Ah, that's the thing. It IS pretty damned easy, just currently the law doesn't require ISPs to keep all the relevant data. If it changes and they have to keep all the data on who's sending what where it suddenly totally changes the game. I don't think it will happen, but we can't afford to be blasé about it either.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2012, 09:47:46 PM »
Well, I'm pretty sure that something like that would lead to way too much commotion.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2012, 11:36:30 AM »
I f***ing hate the world we live in. It wouldnt cause too much commotion, people would just roll over and die like they always do.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2012, 12:27:56 AM »
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/20/13993070-ohio-amish-sect-leader-followers-found-guilty-of-hate-crimes-in-hair-attacks?lite

This is sort of local news around here, and good news at that. :P Damn Amish like this think they can live outside of the laws of this country, and this guy is practically a medieval land baron. He owns like a thousand acres or something, he has about 18 kids (and if they work he takes their money), he got several million bucks from selling drilling leases on his land (then claimed that he couldn't attend the trials because he had to stay home and farm to sustain his family). He did other stuff like getting other guy's wives to sleep with him so he could "cleanse" their soul. So I'm glad him and his followers got what they had coming.

On a more humorous note, I had some fun with this when it first happened - since I work with Amish guys I was saying to them "So I see you still have your beard." :P
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Re: In the News
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2012, 09:20:22 PM »

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Re: In the News
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2012, 10:11:44 PM »
People that are *that* religious are usually that stupid :P Quite honestly.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2012, 10:23:12 PM »
Alcohol and Calculus don't mix. Never Drink and Derive.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2012, 02:27:41 PM »
In Star Trek, Zephram Cochrane successfully pilots the first warp ship on April 5th, 2063. I suppose it is possible that real history comes close to that.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2012, 02:31:08 PM »
I just hope I'm around to see the first FTL ships...
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