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Tue, Oct. 2nd, 2007, 07:05 pm

Those of you who have been following the major shitstorm that has been seriously fuxx0ring up my life lately might wonder "so what ever became of the court date?"

I'll tell you as soon as I feel up to it, which right now I don't, having discussed the results at length with Uncle Jack. For now suffice it to say that the saga continues...

In the meantime, post something witty. Make me smile.

Tue, Oct. 2nd, 2007, 08:57 am
"Put the clothes in the cargo hold."

A fashion designer I never heard of has come up with a line of Star Wars-themed designs, practically all of which are totally meh, except for this absolutely bitchin' Boba Fett hoodie, which is seriously made of win:

(via boing boing)

Mon, Oct. 1st, 2007, 04:01 am
15 Years of Ignorance

So the NYT has a piece online about the upcoming release of Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Which is to be commended because Blade Runner is a great film that everybody should see. However, the article contains one of the biggest WTF! moments I ever encountered when discussing Blade Runner...

Contains spoilers for those who have never seen Blade Runner before.Collapse )

So let me get this straight: Mr. Kaplan, who covers the release of The Final Cut for a major newspaper, and as such should be somewhat knowledgeable about movies, has never heard of the Director's Cut released fifteen fucking years ago? This is ridiculous. Okay, so the actual footage of the dream sequence that is used in The Final Cut has indeed been recovered only recently... but that does not make its implications in any way new. All of this has been known and confirmed since 1992.

Thu, Sep. 27th, 2007, 08:51 pm
Constitution 1, Patriot Act 0

According to this CBS story, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional.

[Judge Aiken] said that by asking her to dismiss Mayfield's lawsuit, the U.S. Attorney General's office was "asking this court to, in essence, amend the Bill of Rights, by giving it an interpretation what would deprive it of any real meaning. This court declines to do so."

First of all, hurrah for Judge Aiken.

Second, I am not sure whether this will have any effect at all. Since the administration is probably not going to take this lying down, what happens next? I suppose that as the decision was made by a federal court, the whole thing now escalates to the Supreme Court? Someone knowledgeable about the US legal system (surreptitiously winks at zoethe and dreagoddess) enlighten me here, please.

Sun, Sep. 23rd, 2007, 07:36 pm
Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

Yes, I know, Talk Like A Pirate Day is over, but still, this little piece of news makes me want to put on an eyepatch and break out the grog:

After leaked emails from MediaDefender seem to confirm that the company has been using computer sabotage and DDoS attacks against The PirateBay's trackers, TPB has filed criminal charges against a list of prominent media companies.

Arrr matey!

Tue, Sep. 18th, 2007, 01:37 am

Don't let the German talking put you off if you don't understand it. It stops after about 1.5 minutes.

Fri, Sep. 14th, 2007, 12:07 am
Dont'cha Wish Your Wookie Was Hot Like Me?

It's things like this that make me realize the true awesomeness of teh intarwebs.

Mon, Sep. 10th, 2007, 11:58 pm
Love the Suit

Please let it not suck. The trailer actually looks cool.

Mon, Sep. 10th, 2007, 11:04 pm
Berlin! Berlin! Wir fahren nach Berlin!

I love Infacted Recordings!

Not only are they one of the best electro labels around (their roster includes Frozen Plasma, Reaper, Heimataerde, Soman, etc), but I also won the Infacted Forum Contest. Meaning I'll have VIP tickets for the Extended Electronics Festival in Berlin on 09/20. Go me!

Now I'll just have to do some really careful planning to afford the fare to Berlin... :-/

Mon, Sep. 10th, 2007, 10:22 pm
Duck, everybody! It's an LJ Meme!

Here is how it works.
Copy this list.
Leave in the bands you've seen perform live.
Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25.
An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list.
Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list.

1. VNV Nation**
2. Mesh**
3. The Sisters Of Mercy**
4. Apoptygma Berzerk**
5. Covenant**
6. Deine Lakaien*
7. Rotersand*
8. Client
9. Suicide Commando
10. Frozen Plasma
11. Reaper
12. NamNamBulu
13. [:SITD:]
14. Anne Clark
15. Camouflage
16. Dive
17. The Klinik
18. Diary Of Dreams
19. Diorama
20. Soman
21. Combichrist
22. Nitzer Ebb
23. Project Pitchfork
24. De/Vision
25. Eisbrecher

I saw this in kmg_365's journal first, but I definitely had more bands in common with dj_steve_rbn ;)

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