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18 November 2011 @ 11:48 pm
Originally posted by dynamicsymmetry at Congress wants to take away your internet.
Folks, I know you're tired of me yelling at you, but you should be aware that there's a hearing this morning being held by the US House Judiciary Committee on a "copyright" bill that will essentially break the entire internet.

You like the internet, right? I mean, you're here.

From the link above:

As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's domain name system (DNS). The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs. In response, third parties will woo average users to alternative servers that offer access to the entire Internet (not just the newly censored U.S. version), which will create new computer security vulnerabilities as the reliability and universality of the DNS evaporates.

It gets worse: Under SOPA's provisions, service providers (including hosting services) would be under new pressure to monitor and police their users’ activities. While PROTECT-IP targeted sites “dedicated to infringing activities,” SOPA targets websites that simply don’t do enough to track and police infringement (and it is not at all clear what would be enough). And it creates new powers to shut down folks who provide tools to help users get access to the Internet the rest of the world sees (not just the “U.S. authorized version”).

This is being framed as an attempt to fight hackers and pirates. Don't buy it. And don't think for a minute that it's going to stop there. This is bad. And at the hearing today, only one opponent of the bill is being allowed to testify.

Please do whatever you can to fight this. Email congresspeople. Sign petitions. Yell about it in every venue you can.


12 October 2011 @ 12:46 am
An explanation: This nerdy-ass post is mainly to be used for landofart challenges where I need to list my interests/fandoms/etc. for other graphics makers. I figured it might also come in handy for new or ~prospective friends, so they can have a gander at what FNB's all about.

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04 August 2011 @ 10:56 pm

Come join us at bethdies, the most super badass book club of all time!

daybythelake and I started a new book club! It's going to be so much fun, so come join us! We start our first book, The Princess Bride, next week! I AM USING EXCLAMATION POINTS TOO FREELY IN THIS ENTRY BUT WHATEVER!
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28 March 2010 @ 01:46 am

Comment to be added. Let me know if we know each other from somewhere on LJ or if we have fandoms in common. There's nothing particularly interesting here; mostly just memes and me rambling about random, pointless stuff.

EDIT: You can check out my fandoms and things HERE to see if we have anything in common. :)
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