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Growing up in a home away from home, in a multicultural environment, you can't help but feel your thoughts and reflections wont speak for the majority. Somehow, this majority seems to share the same thoughts, especially in this place I call home, the United Arab Emirates. When this is all over, I ask "what's next?"

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Soap, pipe and a cat, and other internet concerns

A cat smoking a soap pipe...because I can...
Warning: This is a rant, and like all rants, it can carry reason, or misinformation.

SOPA, PIPA and ACTA , are just new fancy excuses to make more money, I believe we've already established that point, yes?

Blu-Ray: When you run out sequels and spin-of
I mean intellectual property? is there any intellect left in this new "property"? Music so awful that people wont bother to buy the whole album for just that one song anymore, terrible movies bred and brought by franchise milking farms, you beloved favorite comic is going to be squeezed and have melodrama painted all over it and sold to those who were never aware of it's existence, maybe get an edgier look to appeal to the younger (and larger) audience, what about gramps who bought the first comic with his hard earned allowance? Oh, right, he wont be able to fit into those hoodies and t-shirts we're planning to sell, nor would he buy the action figures, or play the terribly designed hatched-with-haste games! And more importantly try and explain the Blu-ray concept to him.

So what does this Soap and pipe do for the intellectual property, you ask?
It targets the websites that host stuff actually you'd like to acquire/watch/play but CANT due to numerous reasons, mainly the unavailability of the stuff in your local stores. It no longer takes down the material, instead it burns the whole house down, legal or not. Naturally it was met by opposition from both pirates and good internauts.

Open your wallet and say AHHH!
Finally, ACTA 
If you weren't a perfectly paranoid individual who'd flip his/her top at the thought of having your banking records looked at by someone other than your banker before, thanks to ACTA, not only does the government look whenever they please at your finance transactions, but they keep track of it for 3 months.

Imagine millions of records of people like me and you...now imagine it kept in a big barn with it's doors wide open with a one eyed bored guard at the door with a Swiss knife for a weapon...now imagine him taking out his lunch from a lunch box, (the color of the box defines your character, if you chose pink, it mean's you're a pink person...) back to the barn..now imagine a tank driving right through...actually scratch that... there is no guard, just a happy person waltzing in with a shopping cart...The big companies will not be hurt, it's the smaller lesser known characters known as "people" who will take the blow.

Problem? :trollfacejpg:
The facade that Mr. ACTA (aka: "D*uche" Lamar Smith) has opted in order to promote his bill, is the ever so famous "But think of the children!". Is keeping records of millions of people in a place where it's easily compromised going to stop Child pornography? Mind you, according to the Internet Watch Foundation , it's against the law to actively search for Child abuse content for reporting purpose. It is nothing more than a trade agreement that let's governments censor the internet even more, and it seems that the UAE is signing it too among many other countries, but like many other events, it goes unnoticed.

"LOL! I HAZ YOUR $$$!"

I know now that I may have made a mistake when I decided to turn green by switching to online bank statements in order to save trees, and I don't intend to wait to find out. Actually, this might be a good time to bail out of the internet before anything ███████ OH GOD !!!  They're █████all the ███ !!
Too soon!! ████ Ow!! That hurts.!!.███ STOP IT ██ you're █████ ME!!!
████████████████████████████████████████████run! Save yourselves!
 They're ████ everybody!


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