July 18th, 2003


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Summary of chatlog from #gamedev:

* Lamer joins the channel
Lamer> Hey, you know how you download illegal software all the time? Well, what if your illegal software deleted itself from your hard drive? Could you sue the company for it, 'cause it's your hard drive, and they shouldn't be allowed to delete it?

It is worth mentioning at this point that #gamedev is VERY ANTI-ILLEGAL SOFTWARE, and anyone that joins the channel automatically gets a private message explaining that any talk of illegal software will result in a ban.

Op1> Is this a true story?
Lamer> Yeah, it's happening to me right now!
Op1> Sigh. Op2, would you do the honors? I can't remember my password
Op2> Er, I can't remember how to get the bot to op me.
Op1> Hmm. Well, I think you get the bot to op you by doing (string of instructions)
Op2> No, that didn't work
Op1> How about (another string of instructions)

This continues for approximately fifteen minutes.

No, I'm not kidding.

* Bot sets mode: +o Op2
Op2> Yay!
* Lamer was kicked by Op2

. . . most pathetic banning EVER.
  • Current Mood
    highly amused

question to anyone who feels like answering it:

What's your theme song? What's the song that seems to mean the most to you, or fit you most closely, or that you most want to be like?

And why, of course.

Edit: I'm extending this to "album" or even "artist" if you want to go that far. "genre", however, is pushing it :P
  • Current Mood
    curious curious

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ACCOPS would also do the following:

Require that anyone distributing certain search software include a notice that "clearly and conspicuously" warns downloaders that the software may offer a security and privacy risk. The definition of search software is broad and includes any application that "enables third parties to store data" on a computer. Violators could face up to six months in prison.

Hrm . . . any application that "enables third parties to store data" on a computer . . .

like, say, any FTP server?



(Ironically, not Freenet.)

I know, let's make everything illegal! Everything! Absolutely everything! That way, if anyone does something the corporat - er, I mean, if anyone does something the government doesn't like, they can be jailed!

I'm actually starting to think that the people behind this *aren't* really the RIAA . . . they're whoever runs the privately held prisons.

Meanwhile, man commits suicide over declined credit card. You can't make stuff like this up.