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In light of LJ's latest assfuckery, I've decided to dust off this old account (not that I used either of them very much in the last few years, but I digress). Haven't decided yet whether I'll just let my LJ account sit and not crosspost/update it anymore, or if I'll delete it. My LJ RP accounts I'll probably just let go when the next purge comes around; the ones I really want to save have already been imported over to Dreamwidth anyway.

So, I'm back. In case, you know, anyone wants to say hi.
ladyiapetus: (Cubs: Ronnie)
No, Cicero-president-guy, what's holding the Cubs back is not Wrigley Field. If that were the case then the Cubs would be doing much better on the road than they are right now.

What's holding the Cubs back is their pitching, specifically the bullpen and specifically specifically Carlos "Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory" Marmol.
ladyiapetus: (Don Music: Headpiano)
No, no it makes perfect sense. The Cubs are winning, therefore they have to send in Marmol - who's not even the closing pitcher anymore! - to fuck it all up.


EDIT: Holy shit, they actually won despite Marmol.
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Approximately 48 hours and $40 later, my laptop is now in the shop. Hopefully I'll hear something positive some time tomorrow. In the meantime, thank God for smartphones and tablets.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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So tonight my computer suddenly began giving me a hard disk error. It's the first time I've ever had a comp do that.

Do I state panicking, back shit up and start thinking if replacements? Or do I take a breath, calm down a little and start backing shit up?

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

ladyiapetus: (Doctor Who: Facepalm)
Livejournal is undergoing "emergency maintenance".

Dollars to donuts everybody will be switched over to the new friends page when LJ comes back up.
ladyiapetus: (Robotech: Kim Young)
As if I didn't have enough things that all require my money this month, my brain has now decided that I need to upgrade my current iPod nano to the new iPod nano. As if my new iPhone wasn't enough. Thank you, brain.

Maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list for this year...

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My BJD family has grown quite a bit since I last posted about them. I got my dark tan Bei and my light tan Isabella. And recently I've fallen in love with Fairyland Dolls; I've already added two Pukifees and one Littlefee to my group.

Here are the hoodlums in question:

We're helping!

The one kneeling beside the suitcase is my Littlefee Ante, Poppy. The smaller one looking at the camera is my Pukifee Zoe Peony. And the one headfirst in the suitcase is Daisy, my Pukifee Flora. Next time I'll post a picture where you can actually see her face instead of her feet.
ladyiapetus: (Don Music: Headpiano)
So, I've been trying to read fic on FF.Net this afternoon but every time I click on a story I get "This is a fraudulent website" notices from my Norton Anti-Virus; doesn't matter what fandom or what story I click on. Is anyone else having this problem?

In other news, I'm fairly certain that the auction house ripped off my grandfather. Now that one of my cousins is renting his house from my uncle, a lot of Grandpa's stuff was put up for auction; there wasn't enough for an individual auction, so Grandpa's stuff was put in with another person's estate. For years there's been an Oriental rug rolled up under Mom and Dad's bed; since there's absolutely no chance of that rug being used Mom decided to put it in with Grandpa's things for the auction and take out whatever profit the rug made from the money Grandpa's stuff made.

The auction was last weekend, and let's just say that Grandpa didn't make as much as Mom hoped. We got the check today and Mom's profit from the rug makes up a good portion of the total money made from the auction. Needless to say Mom's pretty upset, because the money from the auction was supposed to go toward Grandpa's care in the nursing home.

And how convenient it is that my uncle and his family have been on vacation in California for the past week, and so missed the auction. I can't help but wonder if Grandpa might have gotten more money from the auction house if my uncle had been in town.
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Byron, Illinois is home to the Soldier's Monument, the only thing in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently refurbished in time for Memorial Day 2012, although the eagle that used to be on top of the spire was not replaced (guess no one wants lightning to strike a third time).

The town is also the birthplace and hometown of Albert Spalding, founder of A.G. Spalding Sporting Goods. Remember seeing the name "Spalding" on those basketballs you played with during gym class or at recess? That's the same guy.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: Missile Kid)
Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a BJD addict.

(Hi, Kim.)

Seriously, I had no idea how addicting this hobby could be when I first started out on it. I started out back in February with a BBB Isabella. Now I'm up to six dolls with a seventh on the way. Last month I special ordered a dark tan Resinsoul Bei from the Bobobie website (I'm planning on doing her up as Rue from The Hunger Games), and earlier this week I received the BBB March that I had ordered through Denver Doll Emporium.

And now I'm considering putting another doll on layaway through DDE, another Isabella in light tan.

So while I'm working that little conundrum out, have some more spam of my girls. First up a picture of Viola (formerly Rue). She's definitely the sophisticated older sister of my group.

Read more... )

Next up, Posy.

Read more... )

Prim:

Read more... )

And last but not least here's the newest member of my group: Lily, a BBB March.

Read more... )

Family Photo

And here's a group photo of all of my girls. From left to right - Lily, Alba, Posy (and dolly), Prim and Viola.

On a related note, it's funny to have the camera ask if anyone blinked after taking a picture of one of the girls.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: The Missile Kid)
I had no idea that Storage Wars could be so addicting. Damn you, A&E... Must be because of my love for antique stores and flea markets.

"1985's calling, and it wants it's couch back." *snerk*

Speaking of flea markets, the Pec thing is in a week, and I've managed to get the day off of work so Mom and I can go. Can't wait.

And for a little change of pace, how about some BJD mini-spam? Allow me to introduce the newest member of my little family.

Posy and Dolly

This is Posy, my Resinsoul Yu. I've had her for about a couple weeks, but refrained from posting any pictures for her because I had absolutely no clothes for her. I bought a couple Barbie Kelly outfits off of eBay but they were way too small. All I had were some extra Moondreamers and Strawberry Shortcake dresses but those were short enough to be barely too short.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: Missile Kid)
Know how addicting this hobby is? My little "family" has increased by two.

First, here are a couple pictures of Rue.

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Up next is the first of my new girls, Alba. She is a white Resinsoul Bei I purchased secondhand off of eBay. Alba actually arrived at my house the day of my grandmother's funeral.

Read more... )

Just to prove that I have no self-control when it comes to BJDs, about a week after I got Alba I bought Prim, a Resinsoul Ni, from Junkyspot.

Read more... )

Now I'm debating about the next addition to my little family, either a Bobobie March or a smaller Resinsoul Yu. And that's not including the dark tan Bei I'm trying to special order from the RS website (if I ever hear back from them).
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: The Missile Kid)
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You know what would make me happy? If all of the politicians would just knock off all the efforts to insult their opponents/the other political parties. We don't want to hear how horrible you think your rival is or how much her/his ideas suck; we want to hear about your ideas, and to be able to determine for ourselves whether they suck or not!

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all." - It's not just a quote from Bambi!
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] akavertigo at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Original posters. )

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



I Use and will continue to use BT Guard for as long as it is useful.
ladyiapetus: (CSI: Family)
Forgot to post about it last night, but props to David Hodges for taking a level in badass! "Knowledge of the physical limitations of duct tape" indeed!
ladyiapetus: (Chicago Cubs: Ron Santo)
I just teared up at a commercial for the NLB 2012 videogame that showed the Cubbies winning the World Series.

How wrong/sad is that?
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So, tonight was Grandma's visitation. It was one of those nice, mostly awkward deals where I hardly knew anybody who came so I didn't talk to anybody. Miracle of miracles, all of my dad's siblings were civil and - dare I say it - nice to each other the entire time. Quite a change from the past couple weeks when a couple of them could barely stand to be in the same room as the others.

Funeral's tomorrow, and Saturday my dad and his siblings are supposedly getting together to go through some of Grandma's things - probably her artwork, too - to see what everyone wants and what-not. I have a feeling the civil attitudes are going to dissipate fairly quickly then.
ladyiapetus: (Scrooge: For Fuck's Sake)
My grandmother died this morning.



My dad is currently butting heads with some of my aunts and uncles over funeral arrangements and I just want to Gibbs-slap the hell out of all of them.



And to top it off my wireless mouse died.




FML.
ladyiapetus: (BION: No use for this bullshit)
You know what, world?



I honestly do not give a fuck about Whitney Houston's death right now. Excuse me if I believe my grandmother dying is more important.
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So, it's been about a week and somehow Grandma's still with us. I've been up to see her a few times. According to her doctor she's only got weeks left (though just how many weeks is anybody's guess); she's supposed to go home at some point with full-time hospice care.

All told this has been...different than when my other grandmother died. Maybe because it's a longer wait for the other shoe to drop this time. Or maybe because I'm still grasping some sliver of hope that once Grandma gets out of the hospital maybe she'll start to do a little better. And I know part of it is all the stupid fighting going on between my dad's siblings. The one time in their lives that they ought to be together more than ever, yet their stupid egos and whateverelsehaveyou are only driving them further apart. Especially considering one of Dad's sisters died last year.

Bad enough that Grandma's slowly dying, but does Dad's side of the family have to break too?
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It's been nine months since my grandfather went into the nursing home, and I think I'm finally starting to come to terms with the fact that he's going to be staying there permanently. I'm pretty much just taking it one day at a time and trying to visit him as often as I can, partially because he's still with it enough that he called me out on it.

But now more shit's rolling downhill towards my family.

My grandmother (Dad's mom) has been having problems with confusion lately, and we thought she was having mini-strokes or something. She ended up going to the emergency room last week and was diagnosed with a UTI; apparently those can cause confusion in elderly patients. CAT scan showed no evidence of a stroke of any kind, she was sent home with antibiotics, everything's fine.

Yeah, not so much. Early Sunday morning Grandma thought she had a stroke or something and ended up falling in her bedroom and hitting her head on her bedroom door, hard enough that the doorknob went through the adjacent wall. For some reason I'm not clear on she waited a few hours to call one of my aunts who thankfully summoned the ambulance and Grandma was taken to the hospital. Again they did a CAT scan and again there was no evidence of a stroke, but they did find an epidural hematoma, probably from when she hit her head on the door. By Sunday night it had gotten bad enough that she was having trouble swallowing, and it's just gotten worse from there. An MRI was done today and according to that she did suffer a stroke at the base of her brain. From what Dad's told me and what I've heard him tell Mom Grandma's still confused, her speech is really slurred, she's black and blue and the doctor's not very optimistic that she's going to get much better. In fact, tonight when I came home from work and I asked how Grandma was doing Dad said she wasn't doing too well. And Mom mentioned something about how most of the family would probably prefer having our pastor handle the funeral instead of the pastor of the church one of my other aunts goes to. So to me it goes without saying what her chances are at this point.

And this whole time all I can think is that I can't go through this again, not with another grandma. Seven years ago in the fall we were playing a similar waiting game, with my grandma on my mom's side. Grandma is a healthy, active, vibrant woman; she's painted and sketched all of her life, and the last time I was at her house she had a painting she was working on. It wasn't supposed to happen like this, damnit!
ladyiapetus: (Hotaru: Bitch please!)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

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This is proving to be a very addictive hobby. I've only had Rue for about a week and already I'm planning on getting her a "sister". Probably a Resinsoul Bei or Ni, since I'm so in love with the Bobobie/Resinsoul sculpt.
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
So, I treated myself to a little post-Christmas present and purchased a BJD - a Bobobie Isabella - from Denver Doll Emporium.

Does it count as spam if it's only three pictures? )
ladyiapetus: (Hunger Games: Salute)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2003 - 2012



Thanks for all the tearjerkers, awesome, funny and heartwarming moments, guys. The occasional special just isn't going to be the same.
ladyiapetus: (Procrastinators Anonymous!)
In about two and a half hours 2011 will be over, and 2012 will be upon us. And it's been something of a year, at least from my standpoint.

No meme this year, just reflections of an Internet lady. )
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
And now a meme, snagged from [personal profile] batyatoon. The year in review, as seen through public posts in this journal. (Bolded phrases are subject lines; unbolded are first lines of the post, used where no subject line exists.)

January: Have figured out how to convert and transfer fanfiction to my NookColor.
February: Clearly, Castle needs to let Beckett behind the wheel of that Ferrari more often.
March: "Dewey Thing-y"...hey, I'm a librarian and even I laughed at that one!
April: I wonder...how many LJ users who were against the buyout by Russia are now going "I told you so?"
May: So, Osama Bin Laden is dead.
June: Well, the Cubs lost, Aramis got beaned in the face by a ground ball, Dad spilled part of his beer on my foot and when we got home from the game two police cars were parked in front of our next door neighbor's house and we think the ambulance took someone from that house away.
July: So, I got my copy of the Avatar "Lost Adventures" trade paperback in the mail today.
August: Goddamn you, mosquitoes. Goddamn you all.
September: Writer's Block: 9/11
October: Poor Adam, always getting the short end of the stick...even if it is funny. And he's a ham.
November: Writer's Block: Daylight Saving Time
December: Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays
ladyiapetus: (Christmas: Purple Ornament and Garland)
For your (potential) viewing pleasure, I present two Digimon photo-manips done in PhotoImpression with the Wacom. Both are of Hikari from "The Eighth Child Revealed".

Pic #1 )

Pic #2 )



I haven't really decided on a name/background for her, not sure if I ever will. Doing photo-manips like this is a lot easier with the tablet than without, though. I've got a lot more control with the stylus than I do with just the mouse.

At this point I don't know if I'll invest in a better photo editing program like Photoshop in the future; I like PhotoImpression and I'm comfortable with it. On the other hand, I'd like to be able to do more than what PI lets me.
ladyiapetus: (Christmas: Purple Ornament and Garland)
And so another Christmas has come and (almost) gone. It was fairly decent as far as my standards go. Christmas with my dad's side of the family isn't happening until next Saturday (New Year's Eve), so all I've had to deal with is my mom's side of the family. It was a little weird this year with Grandpa being in the nursing home and all.

Got a Wacom Bamboo tablet for my laptop, and so far it's working out pretty well with PhotoImpression. Right now the only project I have to show for it is this:

Warning: crappily colored manga below )

Yes, it's Kotone Amano from the Xros Wars manga, colored in PhotoImpression with my new Wacom. I can only improve from here.
ladyiapetus: (Don Music: Headpiano)
Well, so far LJ's latest asshattery hasn't been enough to make me jump ship completely, although oddly enough it's coming closer than their last asshattery has. I'm actually considering transferring/importing a few of my RP journals over to DW, mainly the most-used ones and ones that have sentimental value but I don't use a lot.

So for now looks like I'm staying put over at LJ; the ?style=mine function plus LJ add-on has made it a little more bearable. Now we'll just wait and see if the higher-ups actually listen to their userbase for once.
ladyiapetus: (Hotaru: Bitch please!)
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You want me to rant about something, LJ? Okay then. How about I rant about the way you assholes completely fucking buggered up the comment pages?

I mean, seriously? Are you not listening to the majority of your users deliberately? How has it completely escaped your notice that WE DO NOT LIKE THE CHANGES AND WE WERE HAPPY WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY WERE?!? We liked having subject lines in our comments. We liked having the drop down, alphabetical list-style menu for our user icons. We liked being able to click a link and move threads to the left so they weren't all scrunched up on the right side of the page. We liked having those options available to everybody, not just people who chose not to disable customized comment pages in S2.

NEWSFLASH: Your designer doesn't know half of what he thinks he does. He obviously doesn't know the users, otherwise he wouldn't have cocked things up as badly as he has right now.

Because you know what? People do use the comment subject lines. We use them for meme communities, for roleplaying to help keep threads straight. Hell, we use them in normal LJ entries as another way of expressing our feelings.

THIS IS NOT OKAY! DO ME A FUCKING FAVOR AND LISTEN TO YOUR USERS FOR A GODDAMN CHANGE! WE DO NOT LIKE THIS! CHANGE IT THE FUCK BACK!

Because if you don't, one of these days you're going to fuck things up so badly that you know what will happen? All those users, paying and non-paying, who always threaten to move over to InsaneJournal and Dreamwidth and leave LJ behind? They will follow through with their threats. And then your mighty little empire will be nothing.
ladyiapetus: (Hotaru: Bitch please!)
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You want me to rant about something, LJ? Okay then. How about I rant about the way you assholes completely fucking buggered up the comment pages?

I mean, seriously? Are you not listening to the majority of your users deliberately? How has it completely escaped your notice that WE DO NOT LIKE THE CHANGES AND WE WERE HAPPY WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY WERE?!? We liked having subject lines in our comments. We liked having the drop down, alphabetical list-style menu for our user icons. We liked being able to click a link and move threads to the left so they weren't all scrunched up on the right side of the page. We liked having those options available to everybody, not just people who chose not to disable customized comment pages in S2.

NEWSFLASH: Your designer doesn't know half of what he thinks he does. He obviously doesn't know the users, otherwise he wouldn't have cocked things up as badly as he has right now.

Because you know what? People do use the comment subject lines. We use them for meme communities, for roleplaying to help keep threads straight. Hell, we use them in normal LJ entries as another way of expressing our feelings.

THIS IS NOT OKAY! DO ME A FUCKING FAVOR AND LISTEN TO YOUR USERS FOR A GODDAMN CHANGE! WE DO NOT LIKE THIS! CHANGE IT THE FUCK BACK!

Because if you don't, one of these days you're going to fuck things up so badly that you know what will happen? All those users, paying and non-paying, who always threaten to move over to InsaneJournal and Dreamwidth and leave LJ behind? They will follow through with their threats. And then your mighty little empire will be nothing.
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: Christmas Past)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol.
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: Christmas Past)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] wishfulaces. Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.

According to this I am The Librarian, and I'm in my third incarnation. Considering my closet is to my right I suppose I can just pick whatever article of clothing I want to be my most notable item. (It was either that or the bathrobe I'm wearing right now. You can guess which one's not gonna happen.) I have never texted anybody, ever, so I have no companion. And no favorite words, so no catchphrase for me either.

Damn, I'd be a boring Time Lord wouldn't I?
ladyiapetus: (Default)
Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] wishfulaces. Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.

According to this I am The Librarian, and I'm in my third incarnation. Considering my closet is to my right I suppose I can just pick whatever article of clothing I want to be my most notable item. (It was either that or the bathrobe I'm wearing right now. You can guess which one's not gonna happen.) I have never texted anybody, ever, so I have no companion. And no favorite words, so no catchphrase for me either.

Damn, I'd be a boring Time Lord wouldn't I?
ladyiapetus: (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pin)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

ladyiapetus: (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pin)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
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I'd name it 'Melvin'.
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
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I'd name it 'Melvin'.
ladyiapetus: (Halloween: Great Pumpkin)
Caught wind of this via [livejournal.com profile] ways_back_room, so I thought I'd share it with my f-list. While LJLogin and Juggler still remain borked (I've heard rumors that Juggler's supposed to be fixed, but so far haven't seen evidence of it for myself in Chrome), some ingenious person has come up with this temporary workaround for the Firefox sidebar. I've tested it, and so far it works.
ladyiapetus: (Halloween: Great Pumpkin)
Caught wind of this via [livejournal.com profile] ways_back_room, so I thought I'd share it with my f-list. While LJLogin and Juggler still remain borked (I've heard rumors that Juggler's supposed to be fixed, but so far haven't seen evidence of it for myself in Chrome), some ingenious person has come up with this temporary workaround for the Firefox sidebar. I've tested it, and so far it works.
ladyiapetus: (Halloween: Jack O'Lantern 2)
Okay, so for about the last week or so I've been hunting around my room looking for my tube of Chapstick with no luck. In the end I just gave up and bought a new tube at the store last night.

This morning I came back to my room after my shower...and there was my old Chapstick sitting on my desk in front of my computer. Where I know it was not before.
ladyiapetus: (Halloween: Jack O'Lantern 2)
Okay, so for about the last week or so I've been hunting around my room looking for my tube of Chapstick with no luck. In the end I just gave up and bought a new tube at the store last night.

This morning I came back to my room after my shower...and there was my old Chapstick sitting on my desk in front of my computer. Where I know it was not before.
ladyiapetus: (Halloween: Great Pumpkin)
Quick question, just throwing it out there, any suggestions for a good character (anime, animation, live action, whatever) to partner with a Cutemon?

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