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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2012 21:33      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
First, it helped. I think we should all thank Snaggy and Nitrozac for participating.

Second, the MPAA is upset that it was effective LOL.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2012 21:57      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wrote my Congressional delegation, even though they already claim to stand against SOPA and PIPA. First time I've ever used my proper title, but the bastards in Congress bloody well deserve to call me Dr.

My labmates and I have all felt rather lost without Wikipedia. One of them got so desperate she even deployed her half-forgotten French. [crazy]

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Originally posted by GrumpySteen:

Second, the MPAA is upset that it was effective

That has to be some of the most unintentionally funny shit I've seen in months.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2012 23:13      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Originally posted by Xanthine:
My labmates and I have all felt rather lost without Wikipedia. One of them got so desperate she even deployed her half-forgotten French. [crazy]

Yeah, I found myself reading the Spanish version this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to find I understood (or at least **thought** I understood) about half of it, although I do confess to using Google Translate on some of it.

The protest has been amazingly successful, the list of senators who backed down includes sponsors of the bill, I'd have thought they were all bought and paid for by the MPAA. It's so difficult to find a corrupt politician who will stay bought these days.

There must be an election coming up, or maybe some of their favourite schoolboys-in-black-leather-underwear sites went dark...

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2012 06:26      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They have to stay in office to collect the BIG BUCKS now to get voted out over IP laws?

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2012 10:42      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Internet Blackout Causes 18 Senators to Flee from PIPA

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