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31 December 2013 @ 11:59 pm

This journal is, as a matter of fact, friends-only.
Things may either change or remain as they are, depending on the things I'll feel like posting and the security level I'd think appropriate for them.

I'm a lazy updater who, on average, manages to make one post out of a hundred ideas, feeling or story to tell; I seriously need to write things as they come, instead of mulling over every single word.
Because of that -but not only- I like reading more than writing; I usually read most of the entries on my f-list (which isn't that big, anyway), but I do not comment on everything, unless I have something more meaningful than a smiley or a monosyllable.

My entries (the ones that make it) are about... anything and nothing, it's hard to tell. It's usually thoughts triggered by something happened, either to me, to someone I know, to the whole world or a part of it.
I guess right now the main 'dish' is the contest to get a teaching license in which I'm participating. But that shouldn't last more than a few other months, because I seriously don't think I'd survive longer.
There may be some writing along the way, some story or fanfic, but don't take me at my word for that.

For more info (not much) on me, see my profile

I have an old journal (nick: skyless_star) that I used up until last May (2011).

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absolutecolor
Originally posted by crypticwyrd at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by adrian_and_sela at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by mangacat201

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



ETA: Please take a moment and sign the petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th


 
 
absolutecolor

I did it. A rush action that will probably never be fulfilled, but since I have half a thousand things to do these days, I thought it could be wise, to relax, to add another half a thousand things.
So here goes the prompt list found at the community 500themes. I've calculated that with my speed (last ff I wrote was published in March 2009), it'll take me around 1500 years to finish it.
Well, as I'll start adding fanfictions, I'll also format it properly.

Under the cutCollapse )

And now I'll try to do at least one of the first half a thousand things I had to do.

 
 
Current Music: I want my tears back - Nightwish
 
 
absolutecolor
10 February 2012 @ 12:04 pm

I got this in my mail today:

Hi--
Together, we beat SOPA in a huge victory for internet freedom. But this Saturday, internet freedom protests are breaking out in over 200 cities across Europe. Why?
Because the companies behind SOPA are using international trade agreements as a backdoor to pass SOPA-style laws

SOPA's supporters are pushing two agreements: ACTA and TPP1. ACTA would criminalize users, encourage internet providers to spy on you, and make it easier for media companies to sue sites out of existence and jail their founders. Sound familiar? That's right, ACTA is from the same playbook as SOPA, but global. Plus it didn't even have to pass through Congress2.
TPP goes even farther than ACTA, and the process has been even more secretive and corrupt. Last weekend (we wish this was a joke) trade negotiators partied with MPAA (pro-SOPA) lobbyists before secret negotiations in a Hollywood hotel, while public interest groups were barred from meeting in the same building.3

Trade agreements are a gaping loophole, a secretive backdoor track that--even though it creates new laws--is miles removed from democracy. Trade negotiators are unelected and unaccountable, so these agreements have been very hard for internet rights groups to stop.
But now the tide is turning. Fueled by the movement to stop SOPA, anti-ACTA protests are breaking out across the EU, which hasn't ratified ACTA. The protests are having an impact: leaders in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia have backtracked on ACTA.4 Now a massive round of street protests in over 200 cities is planned for this Saturday February 11th.

We're planning an online protest this Saturday to support the protests in the streets. Why? Because together we can drive millions of emails to key decision makers--and start tipping the scales like we did on SOPA.
Can you take part? Click here to get the code to run on your site!
We just built an ACTA & TPP contact tool, and it's not just a petition. It's code for your site that figures out the visitor's country and lets them email all their Members of European Parliament--the politicians who will be voting on ACTA in June--or the trade negotiators behind TPP. This direct contact between voters and their officials, driven by websites of all sizes, was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.

We can use the same tactics to defeat ACTA & TPP, but we need your help!
Support the street protests with a flood of emails to the officials responsible for ACTA & TPP. Get the code for your website!
Don't have a website? Tell officials in your country to scrap ACTA & TPP! And spread the word about Saturday's protests!

This is going to be tough fight. But we need to make secretive trade agreements harder to pass than US law. If we don't, our internet's future belongs to the lobbyists behind SOPA.
This is just the beginning,
--Holmes Wilson, Tiffiniy Cheng, Joshua Blount & the whole Fight for the Future team.

P.S. This map of ACTA street protests in Europe is amazing. The largest has almost 50,000 RSVP's!

Sources:
1. For more information on ACTA, read these excellent articles from Techdirt and La Quadrature du Net. For information on TPP, read this Ars Technica piece. For video, watch this.
2. Obama's signing of ACTA may have been unconstitutional. See Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns and Techdirt.
3. Hollywood gets to party with TPP negotiators, public interest groups get thrown out of the hotel.
4. Ars Technica: Czech, Slovak governments backing away from ACTA, too.

If you didn't sign it already, take a moment to do it.

 
 
absolutecolor
10 November 2011 @ 12:45 am

Come qualcuno avrà forse già letto, da un po' di tempo ho creato il mio gruppo di traduzione manga dall'inglese all'italiano, whimsicalrh (sta per "Whimsical Rhapsody").
Per il momento io sono l'unico membro del team, che conta solo un progetto (Gangsta) di cui sono stati rilasciati appena sei capitoli, ma ho intenzione di allargare il team per poter lavorare anche su qualche altro progetto e per migliorare la qualità di quello che ho attualmente in corso.

Con questo scopo, riporto qui l'annuncio che ho fatto anche sulla community (alla quale, naturalmente, sono tutti invitati a partecipare, anche solo come lettori):

Cerco un proof-reader per controllare la traduzione e l'adattamento del settimo capitolo di Gangsta (per ora, almeno: poi ci saranno altri capitoli ed altri progetti, se il proof-reader avrà voglia di continuare).

Per proporvi per questo ruolo, per favore commentate questo post nella community, oppure mandatemi un pm.

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Current Location: Ergastulum
Current Music: Platina - Siddharta
 
 
 
absolutecolor

Tanto per mantenere memoria di una bella giornata, oggi è successo che:

  1. La Germania ha deciso di smantellare tutte le centrali nucleari entro il 2022;
  2. Il centro-sinistra ha vinto le elezioni. Non tutte, ma parecchie.
    Soprattutto, Pisapia ha vinto sulla Moratti.
    Alla faccia di Berlusconi.

E adesso speriamo che ci sia una vittoria schiacciante anche nei referendum.

Sì - Sì - Sì - Sì

Suona anche bene...

 
 
Current Music: Le elezioni - Giorgio Gaber
 
 
absolutecolor
08 May 2011 @ 11:59 pm

All done!
(...I think)

I thought it would take much longer to 'move' journal, but in the end there's not so much work to do.
The style I copied from the old journal, and so I did for the css and the account settings; adding the communities and friends didn't take that long -I didn't have that many to add to begin with- and there's nothing else left to do.
Thankfully between the many add-ons Mozilla offers there are those that allow you to store different cookies for different profiles, so the only thing I had to do to see both of the account-reserved pages was open two different tabs and pay attention to which set of cookies was in use.

I even installed Pidgin and set up the account of the LJ Talk; there's an high possibility I'll never remember to start the program and/or login, but it's ready to go.

[Useless talk mode on]
By the way, doesn't the brown and green Anotsu Avatar blend nicely with the colors of this journals?

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