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The fiasco continues

Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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I was randomly reading stuff on the internet (as per usual) when i found this article called '6 New Personality Disorders Caused by the Internet'. I read it and oh my god it's so true, read this and think back to all those sites, blogs, forums, memes etc that you've been on. You've met all of these people! The worrying part is when this behaviour spills over into real life. There is a difference between the internet and reality, learn it and live it people!


see also:


Foot in mouth 101


I'm aware this has been floating round the internet for the last couple of days but for anyone who hasn't seen it .... go now and read it (not just the review, the comments are where the fun begins!).

It's a wonderful example of how not to react and come off as a needy, neurotic, self-indulgent, petty, egoist - also batshit insane.

Read and enjoy folks; self destruction at it's finest!

vid rec


if you watch glee and like kurt/blaine check out this vid, it's just gorgeous!


This is my cat Napoleon, she died this afternoon.

I can't tell you how upset i am, i've had her since i was 10 years old and she was a complete rascal and and a menace always up to something. But she was also a cuddler and always knew when i was upset and came and sat with me. I know some people may think it sounds odd but she was a good friend and a fantastic source of entertainment as she ran rings round us all and yet you couldn't help but love her.

So goodbye my Napoleon, i love you and i'm going to miss you so much x


how i'm feeling ...

thanks to charmingways for the icon:

this is me today, in bed doing yet another (probably fruitless) job application ... says it all really.

A moment of self-pitying

I know i'm just going to sound both paranoid and neurotic but 'm sick of being made to feel like i'm 14 again. Aren't we too old for the game where everyone leaves the room when i come in. Subtle guys, real subtle. I realise that we don't have vast amounts in common but is my company so terrible that you can't stand to remain in the same room as me. So now i've retreated to my room with my laptop and am talking to friends via the internet about how i'm being left out. Fuck me when did i regress to being my 14 year old self. Aren't I too old for this?
oh my, just update my blog (my other blog) and found i hadn't posted an entry since july - whoops! so i spent the last hour finding the stuff i had written and now i'm posting. Not that anyone reads it, but that's not the point i think, if you're going to do something you may as well do it with some level of consistancy right?

slogans ...

At work on friday i was trying to write a one liner for a promotional brochure but everything i wrote just came out cliched or particularly dirty for example there was this classic:

"Our rigid hardware will rigorously service you system using our innovative positioning and risk adverse expertise. We promise to cater to your needs and bring your problems to a swift and satisfying conclusion".

Seriously when you have to put in the words rigorous, rigid, service etc into a sentence it's a little difficult to make it not sound dirty. The other angle comes out really cheesy, for example:

"[insert company name] a by-word in reliable business solutions"

- urgh that's so cliche! so yeah it was a bad writing day all round *keyboard smash*

i'm now off to face the underground and the massive tube strike, my journey will be epicly long, 'we need to find a way into mordor' long ... wish me luck!

Now that's an ice-cream!

I'm not really one that pays much attention to adverts but i think this one could persaude me ;)