Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kid suspended for wearing Pirate garb to school, claims it's his religion

"A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate. But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion. Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion...

Sounds like you can get away with just about anything in this country if you have the right excuse. So if this is kid takes this to court and wins, then people should by precedent be able to smoke ganja if they were to be Rastafarian. Interesting concept. It also means that Luciferians would able to actually do human sacrifices too I guess. Scary place to be when there is freedom of, or from religion. I wonder when the Church of the Pineapple Under the Sea will be up and going. All hailing their master and creator Spongebob Almighty.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Heroic Secret Service Agent Takes Question Intended For Bush

The Onion

Heroic Secret Service Agent Takes Question Intended For Bush

WASHINGTON, DC—Agent Anthony Panucci dives in between the president and a hostile reporter.

I wonder what they classify CNN as, perhaps a terrorist organization.

RIAA Backs Down After Receiving Stern Letter from Defendant's Lawyer

In SONY BMG v. Merchant, in California, the defendant's lawyer wrote the RIAA a rather stern letter recounting how weak the RIAA's evidence is, referring to the deposition of the RIAA's expert witness, and threatening a malicious prosecution lawsuit. The very same day the RIAA put its tail between its legs and dropped the case.

Looks like someone has finally figured out how to go up against the big bully. I am glad that someone has figured out how to word their legal letters to make them think twice about litigation. This should become a template for all responses to RIAA accusations. They really have no clue how easy it is to use another IP to do sharing with and are probably even going after the people who had their IP's used during downloading by pirates. So many folks have unprotected proxies on the internet which allow you to hide your IP while viewing websites and more. Using one of these is just one way to fake out someone trying to collect IPs for the RIAA. I feel that it is just a stupid battle they are fighting and they should just figure out a way to make the digital world work for them rather, than make more haters as they go. Digital services like revamped Napster and the monopoly behind the movement, Itunes, are going to be the way all music is bought in just a few years. CD's and other disc media will be a thing of the past. The more that fiber optics are used these services will become more robust and able to offer more than just music content. Hi-Def movies and other high quality content is just on the doorstep. Perhaps they could spend more efforts in getting with the times and plan for the future rather than holding on to a medium that is dying anyway.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A solar-powered Wii? Yes, a solar-powered Wii!

"With the TV and speakers requiring around 130 watts to operate and the Wii needing a smaller 40-45 watts, in direct sunlight, during a normal sunny day, they can get from 6 to 8 hours of game time out of this bad boy."

I just found this over on digg. A Solar Powered Wii! Ok so its not totally solar powered, but it is still a really cool idea. It seems as though they were only charging the battery that was running the Wii from the solar panels. A little misleading in the title on digg, but I agree that it is solar powered. I am all for alternative power, and I love gaming, so this is just a great gadget! Wii Tennis at the beach would be fun!

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