News itemPirates aren't so pirate-y after all? http://www.sott.net/articles/show/181679-You-are-Being-Lied-to-About-Pirates
      – Thelevellers, 2009-04-14 at 13:00:15   (12 comments)

On 2009-04-14 at 13:00:40, Thelevellers wrote...
Sadly this opinion moved me off 666 points... *sob*
On 2009-04-14 at 18:19:21, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It's amusing that the label 'pirate' is being considered as misused for real pirates as it is for illegal downloaders. It's impossible to know how accurate that article is, although it'd be more believable if a similar story were published in a reputable newspaper or magazine. It's a question of scale - there are good pirates and bad pirates, but how many of each? @Thelevellers: We all went through that - even if you tried to be inactive, you'd still be receiving points from others.
On 2009-04-14 at 18:27:05, Baslisks wrote...
pirate = privateer...
On 2009-04-15 at 04:09:24, BorgClown wrote...
@Thelevellers: I'm looking forward to the 5,000 score. With my current rhythm, I suppose it will be around 2010 Q2.
On 2009-04-15 at 15:04:45, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, I wasn't too sure of the source, but it's an entirely plausible theory, so I'm willing to at least partly believe it for now! I described the old pirate theory to my mate very simply last night as 'basically like a communist ship with added parrots', heh... I realised I would be shoved off by others soon enough, hecne posting and not savouring the moment (much). It's weird how point and post count milestones mean so much to people, even when you don't really care, I at least still get a little happy thought when I reach them... :)
On 2009-04-17 at 01:55:16, BorgClown wrote...
Aye, I'm a sucker for round numbers. If I were better at math, I'd be a sucker for prime numbers, series and stuff, I suppose.
On 2009-04-17 at 13:18:19, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, there are too many occasions I find myself doing a little (sometimes a lot) more of something just so I can have an even numbered set-up. Sometimes I specifically aim for odd, but that's only if I have things I can organise into a pyramid or something... :) But then I am hugely anally retentive in general... :s
On 2009-04-17 at 13:28:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It's like the way an ellipsis has to be 3 dots (...) so I always insist that multiple exclamation marks or question marks have to be a triple and not a double. A pair just looks bizarre to me.
On 2009-04-17 at 13:35:12, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Speaking of pirates, it's hard to believe the Pirate Bay verdict today. I honestly thought they'd be okay, since they were operating within the law and only semantically doing something different to Google (i.e. indexing stuff). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8003799.stm
On 2009-04-17 at 15:00:07, Thelevellers wrote...
Oooh! Hadn't heard the piratebay news yet... Will be interesting to see hoiw the appeal goes, but realistically it does look, like they said, that's it's gone political rather than lawful, so to speak...
On 2009-04-17 at 20:34:35, BorgClown wrote...
Man, I hope the appeal goes well. The record companies are behaving like mafias.
On 2009-04-17 at 20:37:54, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I enjoyed watching the 'press conference' this afternoon. The verdict is basically at odds with the law, and they refer to this lowest level court as the 'dice court' because you never know which way the outcome will go. They don't expect to have the appeals denied by higher courts because there will be greater fairness at higher levels. http://thepiratebay.org/special/2009epicwinanyhow.php