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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Shivahn wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Zampanov wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Apparently someone is releasing all of Geocities as a 900GB archive.

    Also, morning.

    this necromancer must be stopped

    I just think it's interesting that the bulk of the content from a once-popular free hosting site can fit onto a single hard drive. Also there are people claiming that releasing it is essentially mass copyright infringement, which is an argument I don't think I necessarily agree with.

    How could you not agree with it? I mean, I realize that it's ethically gray at worst, but it seems pretty clearly to me to be copyright infringement. They're releasing, without permission, other's intellectual property.

    Often times when you sign up for internet services, you agree (through the terms of service) that you lose certain rights to your intellectual property by uploading it to that service.

    I don't know if this is the case for geocities but I imagine it could easily have been.

    Also, Internet Archives has been archiving everything on the internet for years.

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Trust me Never trust a snakeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    I propose that Sona/Morde is best lane when you are playing Morde. *Blocks spear from Nidalee aiming for Sona*

    God I wanna play Sona with Morde so bad.

    It literally is the best thing.

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  • KageraKagera Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    James wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Zampanov wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Apparently someone is releasing all of Geocities as a 900GB archive.

    Also, morning.

    this necromancer must be stopped

    I just think it's interesting that the bulk of the content from a once-popular free hosting site can fit onto a single hard drive. Also there are people claiming that releasing it is essentially mass copyright infringement, which is an argument I don't think I necessarily agree with.

    How could you not agree with it? I mean, I realize that it's ethically gray at worst, but it seems pretty clearly to me to be copyright infringement. They're releasing, without permission, other's intellectual property.

    Often times when you sign up for internet services, you agree (through the terms of service) that you lose certain rights to your intellectual property by uploading it to that service.

    I don't know if this is the case for geocities but I imagine it could easily have been.

    Also, Internet Archives has been archiving everything on the internet for years.

    Lawls TOS's say a lot of shit that aren't true.

    “This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.”
    “Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts."
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited October 2010
    See? I'm not crazy! Duncan's like a half-as-good Giles anyway.

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  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2010
    The combat in Dragon Age does not change based on what class you are. You know why? Because there are up to four people in your party at any given time.

    When people say that being a mage is "easy mode" for DA I facepalm because, really, the only difference made by being a mage is that you can have three mages in your party at a time instead of two.

    The only way it can really make a difference is if you don't give your party members tactics or commands and just let them do whatever their default behavior is while only actively using the main player character.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Kagera wrote: »
    Lawls TOS's say a lot of shit that aren't true.

    Indeed. But it would have to be challenged in court, and I don't think many geocities users give a shit.

  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    See? I'm not crazy! Duncan's like a half-as-good Giles anyway.

    While I guess it's possible it was a fake-out
    Spoiler:

    I don't really think we can say that this means you aren't crazy

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Eh, I don't really care out of more than loose intellectual interest. That just seems a bit weird to me.

    Then again, Facebook's like, the same thing, so maybe it's not so weird.

  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    It is 5:30 and nothing is going on and I should be asleep but welp...

    ... yeah.

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »

    How could you not agree with it? I mean, I realize that it's ethically gray at worst, but it seems pretty clearly to me to be copyright infringement. They're releasing, without permission, other's intellectual property.

    They were putting this stuff up in the public domain. It's like how anybody can sell a photograph of a Banksy.

    Oh, then, whatever. I didn't realize Geocities stuff was public domain.

    It's not public domain, but it is an archive of a public and non-commercial site that is no longer available. They aren't releasing anything that wouldn't still be available if geocities was still up.

    To clarify things a little, I don't think releasing the archive, in and of itself, should be sufficient to violate copyright. I can see situations where subsequent use of the stuff in the archive would.

  • PasserbyePasserbye The Woman Who Is Not Short at The Moonlite All-Nite Diner; a glass box full of bad food and good people.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Nearly 7 hours' work. Phew. Just have to do the actual living quarters of my tower (aka the Big Fucking Cube), then it'll be done.

    Woot woot. :D

  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hey! My school's in the news!
    Spoiler:

    I like how 114 people recommend this, and the thing tells me that I should "be the first of my friends."

    But seriously, fuck, this is sort of alarming.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

    I've only read the book, but annoyingly I worked out what was going on. I hate doing that, but there's no satisfaction in a twist that isn't heavily foreshadowed, so writers/authors have to work a very thin line.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

    I've only read the book, but annoyingly I worked out what was going on. I hate doing that, but there's no satisfaction in a twist that isn't heavily foreshadowed, so writers/authors have to work a very thin line.

    Yeah, and not everyone is going to figure it out at the same time either, wonder if you test the editing on random people....

    I do know that I've become so jaded that I see plot twist angles where they don't exist.

    Steam: SanderJK Origin: SanderJK
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

    I've only read the book, but annoyingly I worked out what was going on. I hate doing that, but there's no satisfaction in a twist that isn't heavily foreshadowed, so writers/authors have to work a very thin line.

    I thought it was what the final twist was at first but then
    Spoiler:

    so that theory was i thought, dead

    Either way the movie had some incredibly bizarre camerawork

    Not bad per se, and I love Scorsese, but up until the final twist the entire movie has a feeling of total wrongness and unpleasantness sorta like a Lynch film

  • PasserbyePasserbye The Woman Who Is Not Short at The Moonlite All-Nite Diner; a glass box full of bad food and good people.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Nommin' the noms, then going to bed.

    Be good to each other, [chat]. <3

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Also man some of the scenes seemed really tight in Shutter Island

    like there was very little pause to absorb new information in the movie, so it was just constant-constant-constant dialog and mysteries-solving

    it felt overwhelming in parts

  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

    I've only read the book, but annoyingly I worked out what was going on. I hate doing that, but there's no satisfaction in a twist that isn't heavily foreshadowed, so writers/authors have to work a very thin line.

    You don't derive any satisfaction from the "I knew it!" moment?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    The only movie where I guessed the twist (I'm horrible at guessing twists in movies) was The Machinist, and I think that's part of the reason why I didn't like the movie very much

    Man do i love twist movies though

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Res wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Just watched Shutter Island

    christ that movie is a mindfuck

    I've only read the book, but annoyingly I worked out what was going on. I hate doing that, but there's no satisfaction in a twist that isn't heavily foreshadowed, so writers/authors have to work a very thin line.

    You don't derive any satisfaction from the "I knew it!" moment?

    Nowhere near as much as I gain from having been entirely fooled.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Yeah movies with twists I should've seen coming but didn't are waaaay more satisfying than movies I knew what the twist was in advance

  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Damn it. The height cap in Minecraft appears to be 64 blocks above sea level. Plans... foiled. (Unless I do a hell of a lot of digging well inland, I guess.)

    currently playing LoL: Polymath
    a fading melody - my indie platformer for the xbox 360
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    Shivahn wrote: »
    I like how 114 people recommend this, and the thing tells me that I should "be the first of my friends.".

    Thank science for FacebookBlocker.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    OremLK wrote: »
    Damn it. The height cap in Minecraft appears to be 64 blocks above sea level. Plans... foiled. (Unless I do a hell of a lot of digging well inland, I guess.)

    Yeah, I wish the limits were twice that. Especially since I like deep mines.

  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    so, is minecraft like really fun?

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2010
    Someone brought home some tea tree oil hair shampoo

    dear god my scalp was alive with the sound of music, to quote the movie

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    James wrote: »
    so, is minecraft like really fun?

    It has scope to be incredible, and it was going to go up in price so everybody bought it.

    Right now, you get a couple of days faffing about, seeing potential and then it is back to waiting for updates unless you happen to have a compulsion to recreate the Sistine Chapel or something.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Nothing will ever top The Usual Suspects for gobsmacking holy shit twists.

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Good noon, [chat].

    Bogart: did Mrs Bogart's friends get married in the end?

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    They did, and after much drama and so forth the deed was done. From the pictures I've seen the day itself went swimmingly, so all's well that ends well.

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    They did, and after much drama and so forth the deed was done. From the pictures I've seen the day itself went swimmingly, so all's well that ends well.
    That's something. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> Glad your wedding had less drama.

    To cure our cynicism re:marriage, lemme tell you a short story I heard yesterday about a man and woman in their early 30s in India. They fell in love when they were both in their early 20s, but the father of the girl did not allow them to marry, because the boy was but a poor farmer. So the boy saved all the money he could earn for ten years so that he would be rich enough to get the father's blessing.
    Last year he had enough money and the father had no choice but to allow his daughter to marry him. They got married and there was no party and no family, because a wedding between someone of a higher and a lower caste was not something to celebrate. Now the man and woman are the happiest people in the world and they enjoy long walks along the beach and work very hard at the man's farm.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2010
    I wish I was stupid so I too could gain happiness by just blaming everything on liberal conspiracies.
    Writing in about the campaign to get the Machine of Death anthology to #1 on Amazon on its launch day, editor David "Wondermark" Malki writes, "It worked! Machine of Death went to #1 in books for over 24 hours on Tuesday, and was even at #1 in all media back and forth for a while (the John Grisham Kindle edition proved a tough opponent). It's been incredible! But the REALLY funny part was what happened Wednesday. Glenn Beck got mad that his book (which apparently ALSO came out on Tuesday? Who knew?) WASN'T #1 and accused us of being part of a liberal 'culture of death' that 'celebrates the things that have destroyed us.' It's super funny. We didn't even know he was there!"

  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Glenn Beck wrote a book? Is it as terrible as I imagine? Is it about TAKING AMERICA BACK?

  • KageraKagera Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    Glenn Beck wrote a book? Is it as terrible as I imagine? Is it about TAKING AMERICA BACK?

    Man every conservative talking piece writes a book. Some are actual fiction books!

    “This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.”
    “Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts."
  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    The Brand New Glenn Beck Bok

  • DaxonDaxon Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    There's a chief where I work who said she was really excited to read that book.

    Also said she agrees people like Palin and O'Donnel know nothing about government and that's exactly what DC needs. The founding fathers didn't know what they were doing after all and that worked out great.

    *sigh*

    PSN: allenquid
  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2010
    Kagera wrote: »
    Bogart wrote: »
    Glenn Beck wrote a book? Is it as terrible as I imagine? Is it about TAKING AMERICA BACK?

    Man every conservative talking piece writes a book. Some are actual fiction books!

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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
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    I'm not sure what to think.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
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