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  1. Open bar is a dangerous pairing of words

    No kidding. I've made so many absurdly horrible decision when open bars are around it's absurd. Remember ladies and gents, see exactly how they're related before trying to hook up.

  2. Hmm, It's been a while, hasn't it?


    Also what the [bleep] I've been posting here for almost seven years. Oh, and Mlbfan is back and he's still a pest. Nothing's changed since I stopped posting here a long time ago.

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  3. Mine came to about $40, as I sailed the high seas for the other three courses.


    No [bleep]ing way I am paying an absurd amount when I need the funds for rent.

  4. $0. I stopped buying books. None of my upper compsci courses have online assignments behind a code or anything. That, and if I really need to I can just find a torrent of the needed books pretty fast.


    Last semester? $130, and I only used one of them.

  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2xzIgdD_XA


    I hate the fact that some of my peers think shit like this is meaningful or deep. He just goes through the video explaining things we know then goes "huhh? but what is that?? no one really knows!!! maybe everything's in our imagination!! no one knows anything!!"


    Joe Rogan philosophy? To think people listen to what that tool says. Your peers must be even more stupid than he is.


    Joe Rogan is smarter than both you noob daddys. Get learned mongs


    Not sure if sarcastic or just foolish. Bro, insulting people isn't helping you.

  6. ... I wonder what his motive was. It might just be time to rethink gun-control policies.


    Uh, nice try. I'm more or less thinking that mental illness needs to be more recognizable so those individuals can receive help. Gun control has nothing to do with this. The guy is clearly a madman.


    Gun control does nothing in a country where guns are so easily accessible.

  7. So for the past few months I've been volunteering as an EMT, they usually pay enough to feed us, and I needed something to do outside of classes as I had too much free time for my own good. I've seen all sorts of shit, from burn victims to the poor guy who accidentally shot himself, but this case takes the cake:


    A few weeks ago we got a call where someone in an apartment building called in a foul odor coming from their neighbors room. The police had removed the lock and entered for a wellness check after learning that the resident hadn't been seen in quite some time. I shit you not, inside was the body of a woman (about 75 years old, give or take), half-way decomposed and melted into her reclining chair facing out of a large window with a nice view. It was the middle of April, and unusually warm, and there was plenty of sun coming in, so for the last few weeks her skin had been baked to a crisp, and most of her (rotted) interior had leaked from just about every opening you can imagine, and completely drenched the chair, carpet, clothing, and everything in a five-foot radius. Imagine the worst smell you've ever experienced, mix it with dog shit, horseradish, limburger cheese, multiply by 10, and that's the stench that hit us AFTER gas masks. Even with the masks a bunch of us still threw up, me included.


    The kicker to all of this: There was a small dog the deceased kept in her apartment, and the horror of the situation hit me once I noticed what appeared to be bite marks on the legs. THAT DOG LIVED BY EATING HUMAN LEG FOR A FEW WEEKS, WHAT THE SHIT ಠ_ಠ


    After this, I don't think I could be any more terrified of horrible stenches. It's worse than the case of the 14-year-old who was burned and died about 20 minutes after arriving in the ER.

  8. So apparently half a glass of whiskey is enought o screw me up.


    Then again gin caused me to end up [bleep]ing my 17-year-old cousin who looks a hell of a lot like Sunny from SNSD, short hair version at some wedding receptions, so maybe I'm not 100% sure how badly alcohol in general affect's me.

  9. And these double standards are why I hate the court system right now.


    In short I'm currently fighting a rape accusation. My lawyer has advised me not to say anything in specific about the case, but knowing how the courts are, and how conservative the jury always is in general, I'm not feeling too excellent about my odds. Supposedly the only evidence they have is me walking into a bar with this girl. That's it. I was told in short that she looked like she was the only one who was drunk when we both entered that bar. My response:




    Anyone who has been around drunks knows that not all drunks stumble about. For example, I'm the kind of drunk that isn't horribly phased by the stuff, but I tend to just become clingy, then fall asleep randomly. Just by virtue of the fact the accuser is a girl in this instance, my odds are automatically shot down to 1000:1 in favor of the opposing party. I've got enough evidence in my favor to avoid a guilty verdict in the entire matter, but it's still bullshit that crap like this can ruin my job opportunities.


    I'm not going to even start with divorce courts, which are even worse about being in favor of the female. If there's a divorce, chances are, if you're a guy, expect to start wasting money on alimony payments you can't afford to pay, and let's not get into children either if you have those, because if you're a guy, say goodbye to them. The courts will invariably rule in favor of the woman in terms of custody 99.9% of the time.


    Double standards are bullshit and they gotta go, period.

  10. Makes sense. I'm sure they'll be duly compensated if they're not proven guilty anyway.

    Good joke. Unfortunately they aren't obligated to compensate anything.


    In any case, time to download like mad. I refuse to lose because of this crap. That said, I can still find music I want, it's honestly not that hard, all the takedowns are doing is slowing down aquisition time at worst.

  11. Can a person still be prosecuted if they need those procedures to stand trial or they'd die from injury complications?


    EDIT: Legit question, not answering a question with another. >_>'


    I am hoping this pun was horribly unintentional.


    Yes, they should be treated, although I do think they shouldn't have priority over anyone else unless they're at risk of dying right then and there.

  12. There's a difference between being able to figure out if junkies are lighting up in your houses as a landlord and checking EVERY SINGULAR FILE uploaded on MU. There are literally billions of files uploaded to that site. There is no way that is humanly possible to check each file. Signature files that check files in a way similar to Youtube can easily be avoided by merely changing file types. Names can be edited, etc.


    Also, I'll agree that it's impossible to track down the offending individuals if they half-know what they're doing. IP addresses can be spoofed. Uploads can be done from a library or public place, especially those that don't monitor connections.

  13. Right... closing down a website guilty of hosting pirated material is "slowly eroding away rights" such that "policies may go unchallenged" a la Hitler et Mussolini. Pirating is a human right now?




    You know the other people replying to this thread actually have decent points, not half-assed comparisons which don't make any logical sense.


    Well, whether the sites are guilty of hosting pirated material is for the courts to decide. They're innocent until proven guilty at least. And AFAIK, MU always was really damn good about complying with the DMCA. You can't control what users upload, but you can certainly control what can be removed.

  14. I do like how Leon's segments seem more survival-ish, while Chris' segments are more action packed. I'd be fine if the series embraced this as an action game. I'll give it a chance depending on what we see of it in the coming months. I just unfortunately don't see the style of RE1-RE3 selling as well these days. It's purely a business move.


    For something a bit more "classic", there's Revelations which is coming out on the 3DS. I've played the demo for it, and you really feel screwed/starved for ammo and healing half the time. Parts of the ship were also rather... unerring.

  15. It's not Intellectual Property or Piracy they're worried about. They want to censor the internet like the way Kim Jung Il, or China did - internationally.

    It's not censorship if you don't have the right to put it up.


    edit:right as in IP... content you own.


    That's understandable (in reference to you being a developer/inventor), except these bills are already problematic. Enter the curious case of Dajaz1, which is the exact problem I'm worried about. Seizing a website without due process is a problem I don't want to become commonplace. Despite the fact Megaupload's takedown was the result of law enforcement agencies working together for months, there has still been no due process that I'm aware of requiring it's takedown.


    As for your concerns regarding SOPA, I'll bite. Be a bit more specific on this. I'm curious as to what you think is causing SOPA to become a potential piece of legislation. I'll just say this much though: There's a ton of lobbying regarding SOPA, and they're sending tons of cash to these legislators to try to fast-track a bill like this. I've read the entire bill. It won't even solve the problem it's setting out to solve, and it sets a horrible precedent in addition to being too broad. I could go on for HOURS ON END explaining why this bill is wrong in almost every way imaginable, it's that horribly written.


    I do think IP protection and copyright protection is fine, it's just that there needs to be some changes, because the current way isn't working as well as it could. For one, make the expiration on a trademark/copyright before it becomes public domain shorter. Seventy+ years after the death of an author/designer/developer of a work is a tad extreme. This is also random rambling, so disregard it unless you have something to say regarding it.

  16. Funny thing is: Anonymous, the hacking group, took down universal and department of justice hours after this.

    rather then Ddosing them they should hack and black them out with anti-SOPA messages.


    No, they shouldn't do a damn thing. If any single body of people have hurt the case for internet freedom in the eyes of the mass public it is Anonymous. Anonymous are the online equivalent of rioters. They just make the situation a whole lot worse, and people who didn't have a strong opinion sure as well form one quickly after.


    Surely the actions in the last few days with Wikipedia and many other sites doing PEACEFUL online protests which highlighted the need for freedoms showed that hacking/Ddos'ing and all the other crap is not the way to go. The Wikipedia blackout made world news in an incredibly positive way, hacking will do the complete opposite and incite massive retaliation.


    Anyway, not sure about Megaupload as I've never used it, but I didn't know Megavideo was used for anything BUT piracy.


    What other options are out there? We tried peaceful protests, and despite this they've still went against the will of the average citizen. The gov't clearly doesn't listen to it's citizens, nor does the corrupt record corporations. This is the only thing that's going to make them listen. We could also murder every SOPA/PIPA supporter in Congress, alongside the head honchos of the MPAA, UMG, RIAA, etc. The protest was a wise action, but despite that they didn't listen. Physical action to stop them is absolutely necessary at this point.


    Nearly all of them in that criteria have shown nothing but a callous disregard for their citizens or customers, respectively. As the saying goes, the tree of Liberty from time to time must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  17. http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/feds-shut-down-megaupload-com-file-sharing-website/


    McLEAN, Va. (AP) One of the worlds largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.


    An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.


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    The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.


    Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.


    (MORE: The 10 Most Dangerous Celebrities on the Internet)


    The Hong Kong-based company listed Swizz Beatz, a musician who married Keys in 2010, as its CEO. He was not named in the indictment and declined to comment through a representative.


    Before the site was taken down, it posted a statement saying allegations that it facilitated massive breaches of copyright laws were grotesquely overblown.


    The fact is that the vast majority of Megas Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch, the statement said.


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    The site boasted 150 million registered users. A lawyer who represented the company in a lawsuit last year declined comment Thursday.


    Megaupload is considered a cyberlocker, in which users can upload and transfer files that are too large to send by email. Such sites can have perfectly legitimate uses. But the Motion Picture Association of America, which has campaigned for a crackdown on piracy, estimated that the vast majority of content being shared on Megaupload was in violation of copyright laws.


    The website allowed users to download films, TV shows, games, music and other content for free, but made money by charging subscriptions to people who wanted access to faster download speeds or extra content. The website also sold advertising.


    (MORE: 10 Prominent Websites Protesting SOPA and PIPA)


    The indictment was returned in the Eastern District of Virginia, which claimed jurisdiction in part because some of the alleged pirated materials were hosted on leased servers in Ashburn, Va.


    Dotcom, a resident of both Hong Kong and New Zealand, and a dual citizen of Finland and Germany, made more than $42 million from the conspiracy in 2010 alone, according to the indictment.


    Dotcom is founder, former CEO and current chief innovation officer of Megaupload.




    Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/feds-shut-down-megaupload-com-file-sharing-website/#ixzz1jwb1Uth2


    What. The. Hell. The worst part of this is the eerily-timed shutdown literally in wake of the internet-wide protests. And all this shit is purely due to a few corrupt and pissy corrupt executives at the top of some record labels feeling like they can't use their garbage business model anymore. And they've failed to innovate and evolve with the times. I'm now missing some uploads that I was using as backups.


    There is going to be blood, MPAA and RIAA. The head honchos and legal departments of those corporations deserve nothing less than death.

  18. Think I'm going to invest in a nice pipe prior to camping this weekend coming.


    Dunno why but unlike the other years, this time it feels like nothing'll go wrong.


    Smoking a pipe is superior to all other forms of tobacco.


    Oy, cigar master race reporting in. I do love me a good Cuban cigar.

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