DMCA Takedown notices

Disrespect to Matthew lillard and George clooney for sending me takedown notices about torrenting their crappy sophomoric drivel. i don’t normal mention things i hate(or at least i’m trying to do so less). but, for idtorrentthat we might need to make an exception. there are ways to avoid this:

used to be avoiding big releases would help but no longer

you can get VPN access. be careful who you use as they may have a policy of turning over your ip when asked. also, count on speeds being limited even though they advertise unlimited. If what you’re getting is “free” you are the product being sold

there is still usenet but it’s become much less functional in recent months. releases are becoming incomplete after a few hours because you know DMCA. try and go with a dutch server like maybe tweaknews?

remember if you do get a takedown notice with links to a site like https://www.copyrightsettlements.com/ or http://www.respectcopyrights.org/ don’t click on it! if you think life sucks when you get harassing emails and maybe a temporary suspension of internet access just know: IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE IF YOU GIVE COPYRIGHT LAWYERS ANY INFORMATION IDENTIFYING YOURSELF.

FUUCCCKKKK!!! that is all.

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The Guberment’s wann take way ur internets!

CYANLIANAS is on mars or something.  So, it has befallen me the great duty to remind you all that the great Satan and card carrying socialist is trying to steal your internet and run it through the central firewall down at the polit bureau.  Or something like that.

Remember PIPA, ACTA, SOPA, and other weird political things with four-letter acronyms?   well here’s some stuff from the email google sent:

Starting December 3, the world’s governments will meet behind closed doors to discuss the future of the internet. Some governments want to use this meeting to increase censorship and regulate the Internet.

Learn more about what’s at stake at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU):

http://www.google.com/takeaction

A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. And a free and open Internet depends on you.

IDK what they’re gonna come up with next, five-letter acronyms?  six? seven?  dood we’ve gotta get up on this.  You see that IDL logo on the left?  thats not just some bullshit we put up because it looks cool…. okay maybe that was part of why we put that there but ummm…

It seems that anytime anyone tries to take a reasonable stance on the issue of copyright and how it’s original intent has been distorted by corporate interests, it gets buried.

Anyway, expect to continue to see lots more posts and annoying ass spam on your facebook and shit as this whole thing progresses all over again.  The Illuminati don’t take the holidays off from oppressing us, so, we don’t take them off to stop bitching about it.

WOOT! wOOT! PRRrrrrr #freeandopen

Untold History of the United States

We’re all watching Homeland and The Walking Dead. But in case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about letting you, dear reader, know about interesting things you haven’t seen or heard of, yet.

Oliver Stone’s new project, The Untold History of the United States, is a ten hour long documentary about the history of these United States.  It’s not something that pretends to be anything else, and, that’s what i like most.  Expect to sit and hear Mr. Stone narrate over old black and white video and photos.  It’s kind of like how PBS or History channel used to be, in the before time long long ago.  It will only be as exciting as a great lecture on history can be, which I find extremely stimulating.

There is no 3D dinosaur killing robots.  No actors doing historical reenactment to make history more exciting.  If the story of the world being told by an old man in a way that makes people appear to be a little bit more complicated than two dimensional cardboard cutouts cannot hold your attention, then you are what is wrong with the world.

taco, out.

 

EDIT (11-22-12)

Some criticism of the series has surfaced.  I guess we can’t expect too much from the maker of such historically perfeck films as JFK or Natural Born Killers.  I’m still trying to watch the whole series anyway.  i like it.  noone seems to be capping and releasing it much but that’s sure to change.  i mean, they gotta release it on DVD and then that’s bound to get ripped, amiright? hope so…

Consumerism

So after six weeks of absence I’m back. got a lot of lists for posts started up but just haven’t gotten around to posting with like words and stuff.  Coffee has changed my perspective slightly. You know sometimes you try to strike up a conversation with strangers in public and shit just doesn’t go as well as you’d hoped.  I’m not sure if no one understands me because I’m fucked up or because they’re fucked up or if the whole society as a whole is the culprit.  Thought I’d throw some titles about it out here right quick.

ReGeneration (2010)

I am too awash in ennui to write anything.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/  We know almost nothing about cancer in general.  Cancer is a lot more complicated than people would like to think.  even detecting breast cancer and treating it may very well be shortening the lives of women as a whole, but is certainly shortening the lives of individuals in the population, which isn’t to say you shouldn’t get a mamogram, but is to say that life can’t be boiled down into a 30 second sound bite.  No one knows where ‘the cure’ will come from.  But, We do know that buying pink crap, and walking en mas will not help.

One Way to Valhalla (2009)

why do we live the lives that we do?  eating the same boring food.  taking the same drugs.  buing the same crap, that we just throw away.  days turn into decades.  still, the same meaningless goals take priority over our lives.  Then one day, BAM! head injury.

99 francs (2007)

Ahhhhh… cynical surrealism, how you comfort me so.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

The far right and the far left have so much more in common than most people would admit.

Yo  holler back!  Have you been watching anything?  Or, just drawing and writing?  Somebody write a comment about this!  Recommend further watching and books and articles and shit.

Detention

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1701990/

Scary Movie meets Donnie Darko

i liked it.  An interesting little commentary on modern film and culture is riddled with lots of pop culture references that you won’t get unless you’re fucking 30.  A sardonic horror/comedy features time travel, teen angst, and lots of stupid costuming from the 90’s.  Dane Cook plays a supporting role, but don’t let that discourage you from watching.  I also recognized a poker player and a porn star doing cameo roles.

Is this “uplifting” programming? [Oprah’s Evening with the Kardashians] !torrent

So it’s been, what, two years since Oprah left network television to start on her OWN network where culture dignitaries like Maya Angelou and idiot bores like Doctor Phil can come on and hawk their wares to Midwest slouches.  Not only was it supposed to be a veritable swap shop of Oprah devotion, it was also supposed to offer an alternative to the sundry television offerings of networks like E! and MTV.  Oprah proclaimed “uplifting” television is where it was at.

Guess what?

Nobody wants “uplifting” television.  Her first mistake was thinking becoming a network executive would be an easy job, a respite from the grueling schedule of having her producers tell her what her next show would be.  Her second mistake was assuming her definition of “uplifting” matches America’s when I could tell her that no two people are going to agree what a nebulous word like “uplifting” means.  I hate that word.  I hear “uplifting” and “programming” packed into the same statement and I head for the hills, fearing a 700 Club marathon is about to be jammed into my eye-sockets. The Deification of Oprah made such hubris on her part possible, but she was only deified because she wasn’t giving out uplifting programming on her old network show.  She got great interviews from people forming popular culture and opinion that week.  That’s what made here a star.  Not bullshit new age spiritualism and poetry…my god…POETRY.

Breathe.

Ok, so obviously someone with some common-industry sense got ahold to her and reminded her of this fact and now OWN will try to get some audience share from E! with a sit down interview with the Kardashians.  A family of no-talent, nonsense baboons if I’ve ever seen one.

Have fun, America!  Oprah’s back doing what she does best: catering to our ridiculous lack of taste.  Buy her another Montecito Manse!  Love you!

[“!” is not just an exclamation.  Several computer languages use “!” for various meanings, most importantly for logical negation; e.g. A != B means “A is not equal to B”, and !A means “the logical negation of A” (also called “not A”).  Therefore “!torrent,” is read as “don’t torrent.”]