Archive for October, 2007

Spatial Analysis




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Posted: October 23rd, 2007
at 8:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: photo,design

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Foto del dia 10.23 Illusions of Arabia

photos by george steinmetz (video)

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Posted: October 23rd, 2007
at 3:55am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: foto del dia

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Quote of the Day


Affleck’s movie feels more grounded in the specific geography of Boston than any other major Hollywood production ever has. And more populated by real Bostonians. But in striving to capture Boston in all its sordid glory, Affleck overapplies the grit. The problem struck me in an early scene in which the camera lingers on a gaggle of daytime boozers, and I swear, more than one of them has a cleft palate. In an effort to cast aside the Hollywood airbrush, Affleck has zoomed in on the freakish underbelly of Boston and somewhat overstated the case. The result is not so much what Mean Streets did for New York as what Deliverance did for Appalachia. [via]

a review of gone baby, gone by Patrick Radden Keefe

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Posted: October 23rd, 2007
at 12:22am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,celebrity,film,boredom killer,quote of the day

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(Cleveland) Indian Cries a Single Tear

I know ya’ll remember that commercial where the Indian cries a solitary tear because of pollution. Well, think Cleveland.

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They could at least have a non-racist mascot…

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Posted: October 22nd, 2007
at 2:44am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true

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TV-LINKS.CO.UK shut down (yet again)

Seasoned fans may know that this site has been shutdown before… but it just got shutdown again, and its owner raided and arrested:

Probably the most popular video streaming site around has been busted by UK authorities.

It’s a sad day for streaming video fans everywhere as news has been reported that TVLinks has been shut down and the owner, a 26yo man from Chelteham in the UK, was arrested.

Though not hosting an actual content himself, and rather merely providing links to where particular titles can be found, he was nonetheless apparently charged for the "facilitation" of copyright infringement.

"Sites such as TV Links contribute to and profit from copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organizing, and indexing links to infringing content found on the internet that users can then view on demand by visiting these illegal sites," said a spokesman for Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) today.

What makes the charges so odd is that he was again, only providing LINKS to pirated content, and never actually hosted anything. Can linking really be considered "facilitation?" If I link to TVLinks am I then a co-conspirator?

Here’s the TVLinks disclaimer:

TV Links is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages.

TV Links does not host any content on our Servers

All video links point to content hosted on third party webites. Users who upload to these websites agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. TV Links does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites.

The notion of making linking a crime is ridiculous and completely out of line. How would anybody be able to discuss controversial sites or content if they first had to ensure the legality of the destination? Would we have to make it so that links were simply spelled out and not HTML capable( vs TVLinks)? Maybe this is the answer because I think then it could fall under the category of speech. Furthermore, it really shows that Google is getting away with bloody murder via sites like YouTube and Google Video.

FACT goes on to revisit the same old diatribe about how piracy is stealing food from form the tables of people who work in the film industry, but with guys like Brad Pitt reportedly getting $20million bucks to make trash like "Babel" who’s really robbing who? Couldn’t Pitt be paid a little less, say $15 million, and leave that other 5 for the "starving" film crew? I guess not

"The theft and distribution of films harms the livelihoods of those working in the UK film industry and in ancillary industries, as well as damaging the economy," said FACT’s director general Kieron Sharp.

What’s even more surprising is that the move was part of an overall strategy to crack down on piracy, though all it does is target a middleman who tells you where to go. More importantly, will its demise really compel people to find content legally or to suddenly run down to their local cinema? I think not, and all it means, as is usually the case with piracy, is that people will just go elsewhere.

Either way R.I.P. TVLinks, it was nice while it lasted. Maybe once again we have a case where Sweden’s the only answer. [via]

Here’s what some of the intelligent bloggers have to say:

This is just stupid. Earlier said, paying $30 just to get in the freakina€™ door is ridiculous - so is paying $20 dollars for a DVD. I have a Netflix account, and thata€™s great for old movies and some new ones, but I must say it is easier and far more practical to view it online for free.

The foundation of the US is freedom - well, ita€™s bullshit like DCMA and the MPAA that are contributing to the fall of democracy as we know it - Comcast, a very popular ISP in the US was found a€favoringa€™ upload and download speeds for certain websites.

The Internet is nothing but numbers and wiring, and was developed for the fast and efficient sharing of files (P2P anyone?) among professors. It has now grown to one of the leading industries of our day, and Ia€™m damn proud to be in on it. But every time I set up a new site, for example a Halo based browser game - Microsoft just beefed up their copyright rules, and I have to post a whole paragraph in every footer, and as a designer makes me want to stop designing period. Ia€™m only 15, and yet they have loopholes to send me to federal prison for not following copyright law.

And thata€™s my 2 Cents worth.

annnnd…. the not so intelligent:

man this sucks, godamn right wing conservative butt pirates first they decide to make our beloved magic mushrooms illegal now they want to shut down a harmless site like tv links, our freedom is at stake!!! [both via]

it’s all the same though, right? Show some solidarity my ninjas and start your own tv-links!

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Posted: October 22nd, 2007
at 2:38am by Black Ock

Categories: computers,crime,not ninja-worthy,real life news

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We sent that racist-ass Indian packin’, and thus it was a late one for most of the mnp staff. Content may have a slow start today, but for now, read this!


or read this

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Posted: October 22nd, 2007
at 2:12am by Black Ock

Categories: 9th dan

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Quote of the Day


"Governor Romney simply believes that a public office is a public trust," spokesman Kevin Madden said in the statement. "He believes when a public official enters a guilty plea, they have broken that public trust and should step aside for the sake of their constituents. Governor Romney believes that we need to have higher ethical standards in Washington with a very clear line that should not be crossed." [via]

Romney relishes in the Larry Craig attack on his campaign

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Posted: October 22nd, 2007
at 2:01am by Black Ock

Categories: politricks,real life news,quote of the day

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Slang Saturdays #1

What, what!AA What’s the deezwax my ninjies?AA So we have a new Saturday feature, just to keep you sleepyheads on the prone side to the slang you should probly be knowledgin’.AA Ya undadig?

1. cutty
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A term used to describe sex as an object, event, or reward. Nearly synonymous with cut.

"Baby, I’mma get some cutty tonight?"

"What you smilin’ for?"
-"Nigga i got some cutty las’ night!"

"F*ck a ring & marriage, it’s time for some cutty!"

by dropdreadsexy ATL, GA Apr 22, 2006 email it
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a female vagina

stick it in my cutty

by A-dizzle Oct 21, 2003 email it
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1. came from "cutthoat" as in the "cutthoat committee" niggas in vallejo, ca….country club crest, you feel me.

in most raps it means nigga, cuzzo, homie, patna, etc et al…

2. but its also an old school (or 80’s) oldsmobile cutlass supreme

1. "you my cutty till we die"

2. "throw her in the cutty like iceberg slim"

Oh, thank you Urban Dictionary

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Posted: October 20th, 2007
at 7:14pm by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,mnp is for the children,fo' real?

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Quote of the Day


And he not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again. [via]

Sentor Larry Craig, caught in a (gay) sex scandal, lashes out at Mitt Romney

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Posted: October 20th, 2007
at 7:03pm by Black Ock

Categories: life,politricks,fo' real?,quote of the day

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