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For a moment, let’s put aside the issue of whether or not file sharing is right or wrong.

Whether or not file sharing is morally permissible, it’s here and it’s not going any where. If the rest of the world learns nothing else from the internet, they should at least take home the following truism: The internet will always do whatever the internet wants.

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I’m not the kind of guy who falls for those super-obvious identity theft scams. I live online, I work in IT and I don’t really like sports. I’m pretty careful when it comes plugging my credit card into the internet.

But last month, when I was stuck for rail tickets in Europe, I thought I’d slipped up. Turns out, it was just a “security feature.” Read the rest of this entry »


UPDATE: Now available in the iGoogle Theme Directory.

I created an iGoogle theme based on the the Mac OS X colour scheme. This was just a quick project so that my own iGoogle page would look more like the rest of my computer, but I thought others might want it as well. Read the rest of this entry »

This Sunday’s post is late, and short.  But if you missed my post earlier this week, A Response to College Christian, you should check it out and join in on the ongoing commentary.

Mario Kart Wii dropped rather quietly a few weeks ago, in the shadow of GTA 4.  I hadn’t been hearing much about it, positive or negative, so I wasn’t clamoring to grab a copy.  When I finally got around to giving it a go this weekend, the experience was underwhelming.  Really?  It’s been 5 years since Double Dash and this is all you’ve got for me?

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Demonoid... Is it a honey pot?So it’s been just over a week since TorrentFreak announced that Demonoid was back from the dead. A lot of us former users have probably received the announcement email by now. At first, there was a lot of concern that it might be a trap. And why not? When I first heard the news, I was certainly skeptical. The mysterious reemergence of one of the world’s most embattled torrent trackers, under a new admin? Seems a little too good to be true…

But after spending some time looking into it, I’m not worried any more. And here’s why you don’t need to be, either… Read the rest of this entry »

Update: People are still arriving here through Google, this post is now a bit out of date.  Demonoid IS back, and it’s most likely legit.  Read more about why I think so by clicking this link.

As I was leaving the office today, a coworker called me to say that he’d received an email about everyone’s favourite torrent tracker coming back online. I reported on Demonoid when it went down initially. Read the rest of this entry »

Valvo-SanI don’t have much of a sweet-tooth, so it took until this afternoon for me to crack open this Easter’s Kinder Surprise Egg. The prizes in those things are always a little bit what-the-fuck, but none of them can hold a candle to the sublime weirdness of VALVO-SAN, the great wise man of the east.

The description that came with Valvo-San says it best, so I encourage you to read it for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »


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