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I knew nuffink, I was just providing storage…bullshit

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

This is the standard defence of Kim Dotcom?from his apologists and publicists and biographers…it goes something like this.

He is not storing the files, he is providing space with a set of rules to be used. The users of that space have a choice to follow the rules or not and store legitimate data or store illegal files etc.

He receives take down notices and acts on them. What else is he supposed to do?

Would you like Google to shut down as well?

Followed by this:

What do you mean by theft and copyright infringement? Do you also wish for the owners of YouTube to be lynched for providing a medium of copyright infringement? Or are you referring to the false accusations of years ago? About the trial that the US has delayed numerous times, assumingly because they have no real evidence against him after illegally stealing his property under no warrant after bribing Key? Again, I can tell your hearts are in the right place, but your government is the true enemy of the people. NZ, US, wherever. They’re all tyrannies, US especially. ? Read more »

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Paddling Pool Police coming to a suburb near you

Sometimes you have to wonder about politicians allowing their officials to bring about stupid insane rules that are simply meddling in the peaceful enjoyment of ones own property. The Herald reports:

Parents with inflatable paddling pools could face $500 fines if they ignore council orders to fence them off or empty them after use under proposed rules to be unveiled today.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson will announce changes to the 1987 Fencing of Swimming Pools Act which, if passed next year, will introduce a new enforcement regime, including $500 fines for those who don’t fence off their pools properly.

The new law will mean any pool where the water is more than 30cm deep – even portable and inflatable – will need to be fenced off if they are left up permanently.

Under current laws, pools deeper than 40cm have to be fenced, but officials say the requirements have not been clear and are not happening in many cases.

The current laws are stupid and this is just allowing the creation of the Paddling Pool Police, jobsworths with clipboards. Instead of extending current laws we should be looking at abolishing them.? Read more »

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World Class at Being Boring

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I want to see a freak show Olympics where atheletes use every drug known and untested to max out their performance…the current Olympics with their insistence that the atheletes are all drug free 9which they aren’t ) is simply boring…let’s see just how fast someone can run the 100m. But basically the olympics and most of their sport are simply boring. Basically they are non-commercial sports…for purists:

The London Olympics are a festival of athletics for athletics? sake, a carefully choreographed celebration of branding, and an international pissing contest among global powers. They are all about pageantry and?control?for the duration of the games, London has essentially?transformed itself into a totalitarian state. Anthems will be played, what would normally be an unseemly amount of nationalistic chest-beating will be allowed, and at the end of it, the countries with the most money to blow on training programs will emerge at the top of the medal leaderboard. You can be upset by any or all of this, or proud, but by the end you?ll almost certainly be tired by the whole fucking thing. That?s because the Olympics are amazingly boring.

We don?t normally watch gymnastics and weightlifting and swimming and diving and dressage and the triathlon, because these things aren?t any fun to watch. At the highest level, they?re incredibly impressive athletic feats that tax the human body to its utmost limits, but so what? When I?m sitting on my couch, my awe at an olympian?s physical prowess wears off after a minute; after that, I have no idea which 14-year-old gymnast is doing what better, or how, unless one of them falls, and from the couch, the triathlon is nothing but a couple hundred people doing something horrible I?m glad I?m not doing. The TV angles on swimming reduces racers to splashes which look like they?re all basically even with each other. Running events are either thrilling and over in ten seconds, or insufferable chores that go on and on and are about as exciting as watching grass grow (sex joke goes here, amiright ladies?). Archery sounds cool until you see it. Ditto for fencing. Rowing doesn?t even sound cool. Dressage is just?watching horses walk around. Volleyball and ping pong are surprisingly entertaining, in a stoned-at-2-PM-what?s-on-TV kind of way, but watching an entire game (or set, or whatever) gets dull about the time the weed wears off.

 

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