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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:31:31 pm »
The porn one is the most bizarre. I can't imagine what possible positive effect that could ever possibly have.

The only effects it could ever have are harmful disruptive ones such as making it more difficult for teenagers to get access to porn and reducing revenues of the adult film industry.

It was bad enough in my own youth having to make up a fake birthdate and these shitheads want people to have to get fake IDs to back the fake birthdays up? Thank god I live in America.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:43:03 am »
the UK wants even more stringent approaches to the internet

IIRC the UK already has heavyhanded automatic internet censorship, right?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:50:58 am »
Luckily I think it still needs to be ratified by the member nations; thank the stars for checks and balances.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:11:31 am »
If it comes down to an either-or choice between a free web and open borders (and of course it would be best to have both but it looks like the entertainment industry is going to do their damnedest to make sure we can't have both) a free web is going to do more to foster international understanding. How often do you travel and how often do you talk to foreign people online?

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I have no friggin idea. WTF!?!?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:17:24 am »
that "would" is because the vote is in the future, not because nationalism would stop being stupid. in retrospect it probably should have been a "will"; "Closed borders, nationalism, and paranoid schizophrenic islamophobia will still be retarded ideas regardless of the vote's outcome, but..."

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:25:28 am »
I hate to say it, but it this passes they'd be right to leave. Closed borders, nationalism, and paranoid schizophrenic islamophobia would still be retarded ideas, but they'd be right to leave the EU

Welcome to the fun and exciting world of nationalism, jackass.  Buy the ticket, take the ride.

Bannon's reasons why people should leave the EU (national sovereignty, national identity, etc) are still retarded.

The problem is that the EU is currently poised to deliver a non-retarded reason for countries to leave. There are a lot of benefits to being in the EU, and they're well worth giving up the kind of things that Bannon is worried about; the things he cares about are largely worthless anyway. They are not, however, worth giving up a free and open internet.

Here's a diagram. In descending order of importance:

The Internet>International cooperation>Individual nations and the other stupid shit bannon cares about

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:56:00 pm »
Are

Closed borders, nationalism, and paranoid schizophrenic islamophobia are still retarded ideas, but they should leave over Article 13

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Techmology and Scientism / European Union trying to break the internet again
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:16:22 pm »
The European Union is voting soon on a number of measures that could seriously disrupt any web traffic going to, from, or through Europe. These measures were shot down before but they've been dredged back up. If you live in Europe please contact your member of the European Parliament to oppose them:


'Under Article 11 -- the "link tax" -- online services are banned from allowing links to news services on their platforms unless they get a license to make links to the news; the rule does not define "news service" or "link," leaving 28 member states to make up their own definitions and leaving it to everyone else to comply with 28 different rules.

Under Article 13 -- the "censorship machines" -- anyone who allows users to communicate in public by posting audio, video, stills, code, or anything that might be copyrighted -- must send those posts to a copyright enforcement algorithm. The algorithm will compare it to all the known copyrighted works (anyone can add anything to the algorithm's database) and censor it if it seems to be a match.'

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/why-whole-world-should-be-arms-about-eus-looming-internet-catastrophe

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Apple Talk / Re: The Singularity Is Lonely
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:14:11 pm »
What sets this apart? Half the threads on this site don't seem to make much sense. Are the other apparently disjointed topics in some kind of code.

I'm not trash-talking him, I'm honestly curious.

So am I. A lot of this site legitimately seems to be in code.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Singularity Is Lonely
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:51:50 am »
What sets this apart? Half the threads on this site don't seem to make much sense. Are the other apparently disjointed topics in some kind of code.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:06:36 am »
One of those stories where a small mom-and-pop business owner has to stand up to the corporate fatcats trying to muscle them out, except it's a sequel to "Psycho". The Norman Bates and the Bates Motel are threatened by a character based on serial killer H.H.Holmes, who is building a large murder hotel down the block from the Bates Motel which threatens to steal all of Norman's business.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:39:49 pm »
woop.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-tells-supporters-itll-be-your-fault-if-he-gets-impeached/ar-BBMYG0D?ocid=spartanntp

It's true in a roundabout way. If they hadn't voted a crook into office there wouldn;t be all this talk of removing him.

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Aneristic Illusions / The EU's trying to break the internet again
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:55:24 am »
The European Union is voting soon on a number of measures that could seriously disrupt any web traffic going to, from, or through Europe. These measures were shot down before but they've been dredged back up. If you live in Europe please contact your member of the European Parliament to oppose them:


Under Article 11 -- the "link tax" -- online services are banned from allowing links to news services on their platforms unless they get a license to make links to the news; the rule does not define "news service" or "link," leaving 28 member states to make up their own definitions and leaving it to everyone else to comply with 28 different rules.

Under Article 13 -- the "censorship machines" -- anyone who allows users to communicate in public by posting audio, video, stills, code, or anything that might be copyrighted -- must send those posts to a copyright enforcement algorithm. The algorithm will compare it to all the known copyrighted works (anyone can add anything to the algorithm's database) and censor it if it seems to be a match.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/why-whole-world-should-be-arms-about-eus-looming-internet-catastrophe

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