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Old 2012-04-10, 05:15   Link #6901
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Old 2012-04-10, 07:40   Link #6902
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An Akira superfan built his own version of the bike. This was posted on mainstream Yahoo News, as you can see. Not too long ago they also had a story about Miku Hatsune.

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Old 2012-04-10, 08:03   Link #6903
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Police 'lose' video of MegaUpload raid. Nevermind, I found it.
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Old 2012-04-10, 08:19   Link #6904
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I'm quietly moving to the opinion that the complete intent here was to simply make an example of Megupload but many of the players are simply too incompetent to actually make a case. Its a global version of "arrest you for walking a block from a protest" and 72 hours later "o darn, I guess you can go", there is simply no compensation possible for ruining 72 hours of your life, possibly the loss of job, reputation, etc.

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Megaupload used to bill itself as a “cyber-locker” that offered blind hosting to enable its users to share whatever they like with friends and family, and it offered a tool that enabled copyright holders to report and remove infringing content. Search giant Google recently weighed in on another case against a website called Hotfile, which functioned similarly to Megaupload. Google argued that current copyright law actually protects these activities so long as the service provider is actively removing hyperlinks to infringing files, much like the search company does with YouTube.
At least two companies, FileSonic and FileServe, closed their doors following the raid on MegaUpload.
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Old 2012-04-10, 08:53   Link #6905
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Yeah I read that, wonder how long it will take the MPAA/RIAA to try (and hopefully fail) to get the law changed to be less friendly.

That was my opinion to begin with, regardless if they had a legit case or not. Megaupload was gona get hosed to scare the other guys.

In that related article about Google, I found:

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Turns out, Google agrees, and that’s driving the movie studios up a wall. After Google filed a brief with a Florida court earlier this week explaining why it supports HotFile’s right to exist, companies suing HotFile insisted that the court ignore the search giant’s analysis of their allegations because HotFile’s attorneys had already made similar claims.
hilarious.

It makes them sound like whiny petulant children that just got called out for bullying.
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Old 2012-04-10, 11:10   Link #6906
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Megaupload: Feds Want to Destroy User Data to Hobble Defense:

"Labeling the criminal prosecution of seven top Megaupload operatives “unduly
adventurous,” attorneys for the indicted file-sharing service claim the U.S.
government wants to destroy “exculpatory” evidence so it can prevail in the
largest criminal copyright case ever brought.

“In essence, the government has taken what it wants from the scene of the
alleged crime and is content that the remaining evidence, even if it is exculpatory
or otherwise relevant to the defense, be destroyed,” defense attorney Paul
Brinkman wrote (.pdf) the Virginia federal judge presiding over the case."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...fense-hobbled/
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Old 2012-04-10, 11:51   Link #6907
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The Duffel Blog: Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness

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Forget new gear, weapons, or sophisticated targeting systems. The newest tool coming to combat troops is low-tech: beards. In a report released yesterday, research think-tank Xegis Solutions noted that beards have a direct correlation to combat effectiveness.
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Santa Claus is now the most combat effective person on the face of the planet.
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Old 2012-04-10, 11:54   Link #6908
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The Duffel Blog: Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness



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Santa Claus is now the most combat effective person on the face of the planet.
How else do you think he manages to rappel down your chimneys and climb back up... with his bare hands?

Natch.
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Old 2012-04-10, 13:22   Link #6909
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The Duffel Blog: Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness



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Santa Claus is now the most combat effective person on the face of the planet.
I'll take your Santa Claus and raise you one Gandalf!
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Old 2012-04-10, 13:26   Link #6910
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How has Chuck Norris not been mentioned?
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Old 2012-04-10, 13:34   Link #6911
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How has Chuck Norris not been mentioned?
Chuck Norris has nothing on Garrus Vakarian.
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Old 2012-04-10, 13:51   Link #6912
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Chuck Norris?

He's got nothing on this guy.



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Old 2012-04-10, 13:55   Link #6913
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Chuck Norris?

He's got nothing on this guy.



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Forget him, he ain't got nothing on this guy: http://youtu.be/rxAT7DtQfeA?t=12s
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Old 2012-04-11, 06:15   Link #6914
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PETA's obesity billboard attracts criticism:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17665260
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Old 2012-04-11, 11:46   Link #6915
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PETA's obesity billboard attracts criticism:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17665260
I will cheer with jubilation the day this stupid bit of misinformation dies. Meat is a healthy part of a human diet.

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Chuck Norris?

He's got nothing on this guy.



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What a beast. Mine would probably look like that if I let it grow so much (I'm a redbeard... hehe).
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Old 2012-04-11, 13:04   Link #6916
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PETA's obesity billboard attracts criticism:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17665260
Ah, PETA... home of false information, bad science, misinformation, and often just passionate but dumb-as-mud members. Have I ever mentioned the time they locked themselves to the wrong building when protesting a neuroscience lab? Or released a bunch of ferrets from a ferret farm who then starved to death in the woods?

I'm absolutely for empathetic treatment of all conscious species but these people are just embarrassing they're so off the rails.
Note from animal kingdom to PETA: "You're not helping us here, go l3rn moar"
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Old 2012-04-11, 13:08   Link #6917
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Ah, PETA... home of false information, bad science, misinformation, and often just passionate but dumb-as-mud members.
A meat-pie confectionery should put up this ad on a nearby billboard saying :

Eat Well
Stay Fit
Die Anyway

Therefore, enjoy each meal as though it is your last. XXX meat pies. 2 minute oven only!
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Old 2012-04-11, 13:21   Link #6918
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PETA is pretty good about one thing, and that's getting people to talk about PETA. I heard or read somewhere that they intentionally do all these outrageous things so that they stay in people's minds. It doesn't matter to them if it's good or bad publicity, it's publicity.

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Old 2012-04-11, 16:03   Link #6919
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But is that really publicity for a cause or for the group, if not even for some individual ?
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Old 2012-04-12, 02:02   Link #6920
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PETA is to environmental activism as the Westboro Baptist Church is to religion.
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