by Nathan on May.02, 2007
This is a post in response to a friend of mine and a post he made at his site. Gomez I spent a few hours last night reporting post about the HD-DVD keys as spam. The reason I did this is not because I though that the keys where wrong to post, but because I didn’t want to see Digg be taken over by ass holes thinking that anything is covered by free speech, and fall under the 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment states
- “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.“
This would include me saying there is no God, or saying the the Pope is gay, or that President Bush should be impeached (maybe I shouldn’t have said that at work). This doesn’t include copyrighted material. Yes the copyright system is fucked up, I understand that. But this still doesn’t give anyone the “right” to post copyrighted material. Digg did what it thought was best for the company. A cease and desist letter means absolutly nothing. All it says is that if you don’t quite doing what ever we tell you then we “may” get legal on your ass. So when Digg received this letter they said “Ok for the good of the company we may want to take this information down”. This wasn’t “censorship” as some put it. This was information that some party (HD-DVD) beleived was copyrighted and told another company (Digg) to remove or possibly face leagal actions. But because some people thought of this as “censorship” Digg had to turn the other cheek and once again say “Whats best for the company?” This time it was letting ass holes post the keys, and taking the fallout if there is any from HD-DVD. Because again cease and desist doesn’t really mean a damn thing.
by Nathan on Mar.22, 2007
I have been off work for about a week. Today while I was checking my email, there was something from out network admins. Saying that they have noticed people uploading file to public websites. They listed things like FTP, Email, and Digg. Yes digg. Now when I go to Digg, I get a notice saying that the site is a “Malicious Web Site”. The government has blocked me from the news. I can’t believe it.
by Nathan on Feb.02, 2007
So I heard about the shit with Lycos deleting email if an account hasn’t been login into in 30 days, and I decided to login to my account which I have had since about 1998. I wasn’t surprised to see my email had been deleted. But it did surprise me that the $19.95 charge was accurate. Here is a copy of the email I received.
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This is an automated message to advise you that a technician has responded to
your question. You can view this response and track the progress of your
inquiry online, or see the included reply below:
Ticket Ref : 1495-BMJA-7286
Ticket Subject : My emails are gone
Our IP logs and login records indicate that it’s been more than 30 days in
between logins for your account. As stated on our site, and in our Terms of
Service, your account became classified as “inactive”, and the contents of the
account is deleted.
This is our policy, which we are forced to enforce to ensure there’s room for
new, active members of our service.
To reactivate your account, all you need to do is log in as you normally
would, using your Lycos Mail user name and password. However, reactivating
your account will not restore your previous e-mails, address book, or blocked
Should you want to restore the previous contents of your account, you will
need to upgrade to the Lycos Mail Plus service, within 30 days of
deactivation. You can upgrade by logging in, and clicking “Options”, along
the left hand menu, then select “Membership Status”, and click the “Modify
Your Plan” button. Select the “Lycos Mail Plus” option (Restoration is not
available for Account Preservation upgrades), and follow the onscreen steps.
Lastly, it is very important that you respond to us, to let us know you have
upgraded. The restoration needs to be done by hand, and we will not know to
restore your account until you notify us that you’ve upgraded, and we verify
Restoration is not available to members who do not upgrade, and our policy
will be strictly enforced. To have your account restored, you must upgrade,
and pay the $19.95 upgrade fee. This is non-negotiable.
For more information please see our Terms and Conditions. This link may be
found at the bottom of any Lycos Mail page.
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You may view our response online, and respond to it if neccessary at:
Be sure to check out the new Lycos Cinema! Watch movies online, and chat with
your friends while watching. Absolutely free! http://cinema.lycos.com
by Nathan on Aug.31, 2006
Got to work this morning, felt the thirst coming on strong, so I headed to the soda machine. There I inserted $1.25 and hit the Mountain Dew Code Red button. To my surprise Grapico came out. Can this be a good sign or a bad one, only time will tell.
- A picture of a wifi network, what a great idea. It would be cool if this could be converted into a screen saver.
- Would you like to become a Digg power user. Here is the guide for you. If you want to add me as a friend my Friend ID is “Greenfday6″
- This is a nice tutorial for doing some craziness in photoshop. I wish I could use photoshop better, but I guess thats why I have friends who are good with it.
- A list a great wordpress plugins is always nice to have. This list seems to be all there, with some great stuff I will have to implement once I get some time.
- This new Web2.0 app looks like it might be great. If I could only get a Calendar that was easy to use and had rss that updated everyday. Thats what I need. I check rss more than I check email, and if bills are due….boom rss tells me…what a way to organize.
- If you are still using Internet Explorer then click Here and see why you should change to Firefox.
- And a last little post about porn browsing on the net….check this out.
I hope you enjoy, and remember tomorrow is Friday…the weekend starts and this weekend you even get an extra day….w00t!
by Nathan on Jul.25, 2006
Looks as though, the tubes that run the internet to digg.com can get clogged. I clogged them earlier today. Check it out. HERE!