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House of Reps and Obama kill SOPA

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by choxorn, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    One day is nothing to me, but I'm sure there are people who would really be inconvenienced by it. But the main point is it's unnecessary.
     
  2. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    These supporters of SOPA and PIPA are evil. We must crush their spirits, sap their souls, eat the hearts and destroy them utterly without mercy. DEATH!!!
     
  3. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    There's a link to an explanation on the blackout page ^^.

    I pity them.

    Oh, why is it?
     
  4. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    They said it is OK to escape the blackout by disabling the Javascript
     
  5. tonberry

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    I think that what "kill" PC gaming is simply the rise and diversification of console gaming. FPS, western rpg, etc, the console would absorb those genre one after another. Today, all that's left is MMO and strategy games.
     
  6. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    For what it's worth, not having Wiki or Craigslist was a major pain in the butt for me at work. I use Wiki to get snap demographic data on random US towns and zipcodes, and their website is easier to navigate than the actual US Census website.

    I'm glad they did it though, if it helps kill stupid legislation.
     
  7. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

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    Here's some moar updates on this:

    At least Chris Dodd insist running for senator this year. Not that we Nutmeggers want him back anyway.
     
  8. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I like how they imply that Wikipedia is a "small site"
     
  9. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    Well, judged by staff and budget, it is. Of course that's not the best metric in this case.
     
  10. wilycoyote

    wilycoyote Chieftain

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    I think you are reading that incorrectly. It's saying Wikipedia and also small sites. No one would call Wikipedia a "small" site. It has to be a top ten most viewed site. The comment seems poorly written though.
     
  11. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    And if they're not found out, they get good publicity. With the added bennie that they will probably never be found out, because saying you're against SOPA is a subjective claim that can't be proved true or false by anybody who isn't telepathic. The only way to prove it false is if the CEO of Blizzard comes out and says he lied, and he's not that stupid.

    My answer remains no: I don't see anything in here to verify that Blizzard is actually against SOPA, even if they say they are. There's pluses and minuses to every possible thing Blizzard could say here.

    I hate Steam for reasons entirely unrelated to DRM. I bought the game. It's mine. I should be able to play it without running background crap that eats processor time. If my computer explodes and I have to build a new one, I should be allowed to play that game on my new computer. And I agree completely with Benefactor: there's nothing actually holding Steam to its promise to jailbreak all of its games when they go out of business. Most likely they'll file Eleven and hose everybody.
     
  12. aelf

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    Maybe they just need a quick source of information? Yeah, it's not like you can't find info elsewhere, but then these days people expect and are expected to find information very quickly. Who are you to say if they need or don't need it for the day? That's actually funny because I thought I'm judgemental about what people need.

    Why is it necessary to block access entirely if you just want to raise awareness?
     
  13. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    @Akka: You should play the demo for Kingdoms of Amular, you will love how much it feels like an action RPG version of WoW made for consoles :p

    @aelf: I like Wikipedia's simple block, it is easy to turn off but still gets the point across. Meanwhile I keep opening up RPS and a couple of other sites despite them being completely off :(

    @Warpus: As pointed out, Steam is DRM. So are CD keys.

    Steam barely uses any processing power when you are running games, and what it does use is a non-issue unless your computer is older than Steam.

    Which Steam allows you to do, it even has the Steam cloud which games can use (if the developers add in the support) to allow you to access your save games from any computer.

    Yeah the only mention of that is in an old interview with Gabe. While I do not doubt that Valve would like to jailbreak Steam if they went under, it may not be a possibility when they do (but we won't know until it actually happens, that is unlikely to happen for a good long while). However, that is a risk of buying from almost any digital retailer (since the only one that I know of that doesn't use DRM is GoG.com, and GamersGate doesn't use a client either and just relies upon whatever DRM the game came with). But anyway, this is getting off topic.
     
  14. wilycoyote

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    So, I was pretty sure that I almost never go to Wikipedia. Yet, by cutting and pasting things into Google to get an idea about what things are apparently takes me to the site 10+ per day, or at least that has been the case today.
     
  15. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Yeah, I had forgotten how much better wikipedia is than most of the other search results.
     
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    Abegweit Anarchist trader

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    If you click on their link, they explain who to do it. And they are quite clear that their objective is to raise awareness, not to prevent access to knowledge.
    The whole point of SOFA/PIPA is to prevent that.
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    What about the Online Protection and Digital Enforcement Act?

    All should go down. What's worse is that if I set up a website here in Latin America the glorious United States of America might shut down my website in the name of freedom and such.
     
  18. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Congress is made up of a bunch of fools. It is my policy to pity fools.
     
  19. wilycoyote

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    They are in the same boat. If one goes down, so will the other. After all, both must pass both chambers of congress and be signed by the president.

    Something will eventually pass, but I think the apocalyptic qualities of these bills will be cut out.
     
  20. Atlas14

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    This is what happens when you have low voting standards, or none at all, and simply vote for the congressman with the biggest sign in front of your local library, or the person with the fancy speech.
     

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