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Principia Discussion / Re: OTHER VALUABLE DISCORDIAN SITES
« on: April 22, 2016, 11:25:39 am »
You're new to me, too. Maybe that's the secret to eternal youth?

And life is treating me OK. I'm procrastinating when I probably should be drawing a belated birthday card. :roll:

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Principia Discussion / Re: OTHER VALUABLE DISCORDIAN SITES
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:54:10 am »
I'm not that new, I've just not been very active. ;-) Also, I guess some of the spags here might remember me from other occasions.

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Principia Discussion / Re: OTHER VALUABLE DISCORDIAN SITES
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:44:05 am »
How about adding the forums of the oldest (somehow existing for about 20 years) and biggest (prove me wrong!) active (more or less) German (speaking) Discordian (Parenthesis) group, Aktion 23?

Also, the "Principia in German" on http://www.principia-discordia.de/ is dead and buried (and IMNSHO it wasn't a very good translation anyway :roll: ).

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Principia Discussion / Re: Here's a German translation of the BIP
« on: April 22, 2016, 09:20:40 am »
I corrected the mis-alignment but it seems I can't attach files here. :aaa:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Here's a German translation of the BIP
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:10:53 am »
It only happens where you made line breaks instead of "real" paragraphs. You can see the difference in LibreOffice with this.

BTW: We have some German translation projects being stuck running at Aktion 23, if you wanna join? :roll:

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: All .COM domains now subject to US Law
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:23:22 am »
But now I see you don't have your own domain.
Yet. :lulz:

can you explain why it's like curing a disease by fatally poisoning the patient? I know the German gvmt isn't to be entirely trusted either (with the Bundestrojan, etc) but it's pretty hard to find places that are, and well, I'm fairly sure that the US is in fact worse.
Indeed, yet until this point I have never - and obviously neither have you since that's the reason for this thread to exist - noticed such a takedown of a .com as described.

can you tell me more about the legal mumbo-jumbo connected to .de domains?
Well, I remember a german court order wich temporarily prohibited redirection of wikipedia.de to de.wikipedia.org in a certain case.

Is it to do with the hate speech laws? Because I looked into that right after I found out about the Hetzner.de dedicated server offer, and it's really not nearly as bad as I thought. We'd be banning neo-nazis anyway, so now we gotta delete their posts too (or at least remove the swastikas or whatever)
:roll: We never had any problems about hate speech laws and I doubt any neo-nazi would ever dare joining our forums... both his brain cells would simply burn out while registering.

And no swastikas? Poor buddhists. :horrormirth:
;-)

--the important part is, you get a notice if you would please take it down, and you don't get in trouble for it: it's WAY more lenient than the sort of fucked up shit you get into if you accidentally get copyrighted RIAA/MPAA material on your site and one of their lawyers sees it on their bad day (you need to be pretty unlucky, but it's been shown to happen)
Still we hadn't seen much problems about having a .com yet.
On the other hand, even in germany the so-called "content industry" has some grip as we have seen in the recent take-down of a german-speaking, german-operated, netherlands-hosted movie streaming site kino.to which was ordered by a german court.

Well that is one of the reasons why the new server is not going to be physically located in the US.
Sounds familiar to the thoughts we had.

You're right that losing the domain does not imply losing the data (I said the same in one of my earlier posts ITT), however:

- it's extremely inconvenient
- your domain will show an ugly US takedown notice banner
- your visitors will need to track down or figure out the new domain
- register a new US-controlled domain, host the same content that was deemed illegal, and it'll get taken down immediately, you're not going to get your content back up unless you put it on a free domain, so you might as well do that from the start
- also, the principle of the thing.
Yep, you're quite right about all this. I don't say staying away from operating a .com website is wrong - I just say a .de might not be the best replacement.

I actually believe privacy laws, on the whole, are stronger in Germany than in the USA.  Of course, this is like pointing out Genghis Khan is worse than Commodus...objectively speaking, we're still talking terrible, but the scale between the two should make it clear which is worse.
This.

Just to clarify: The reason for out decission for .com and against .de were:
  • Never seen any trouble specific to .com (before the case this thread here), yet to .de (see above).
  • We (Aktion 23) are a german-speaking forum of mostly germans which seems to make german jurisdiction focus faster and more easily on us when using a .de domain as well.
  • In the end it seemed much easier for us to anonymously register a .com than a .de. ;-)
  • And of course our future servers are located neither in the U.S. nor in germany.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: All .COM domains now subject to US Law
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:22:43 pm »
When we get the dedicated set up, it might be worth configuring some non-US (sub)domain to point at it, just so people know beforehand where to go. I say sub domain, because they're basically free. We could ask the guys at the German Discordia forum (they seemed nice) maybe.
You're not probably talking about us, are you? :wink: Otherwise I would enjoy a link to the obviously unknown German Discordia forum. :thumb:

Yeah when we move hosting to a German dedicated server, we might want to consider that.
I am not sure if you really want that, it's like curing a desease by permanently poisoning the patient. Actually we were planning to move our forums from our current hoster to a more professional one... while using a .com to avoid some german legal mumbo-jumbo that's connected to .de domains. Now this thread made me think about our .com decission...
:vom:

Anyways. Time to panic?
:omg:
Meh, I don't think so. As long as only a domain is seized yet the servers with all the data are still up and running and there's no partyvan in front of your house...

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Neo-Nazis take over German village
« on: January 12, 2011, 03:06:57 pm »
BTW there's an older article about this already: A Village in the Hands of the Neo-Nazis

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Apple Talk / Re: BREAKING: MAN CHANGES GLASS OF WATER INTO AN OAK TREE!
« on: January 09, 2011, 09:33:51 pm »
Pfff, the Catholics have been doing this for years.

The Catholics claim that God does the transubstantiation thing.

This man managed to do it without the help of a deity.

Therefore, I think his is the greater accomplishment.
Yet, the catholics are in a line of people who have created this god. :magick: I guess that shouldn't be underestimated, right? :thumb:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:52:12 pm »
Brittania Ruled. Can any of you britspags tell me what "making a leg" at someone means? I get the general gist, but can you actually get a boner on command?

I can get a boner on command.

I can give a woman a fake orgasm from across the room.

I can get a woman pregnant from across the room. 

that's some black magic there.
I knew a guy who was able to do that, too. Unfortunally he killed himself. :horrormirth:

BTW I'm reading Otherland.

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Apple Talk / Re: BREAKING: MAN CHANGES GLASS OF WATER INTO AN OAK TREE!
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:39:42 pm »
Ah, I did this trick too. Actually did it every friday when I changed whatever I was eating into a hot dog.

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Principia Discussion / Re: ET CETERA DISCORDIA: FINALLY HERE
« on: January 08, 2011, 08:51:56 am »
:mrgreen: thanks from all of us, hope you dig it. Where'd you see it posted, anyway?
Well I just, erm, accidently found this board, eh, registered then... randomly crawled thru some topics and BAM! saw it in the thread we're posting in right now. :roflcake:

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Principia Discussion / Re: ET CETERA DISCORDIA: FINALLY HERE
« on: January 08, 2011, 12:42:42 am »
Greetz, my dear fellow discordians. I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful piece of book. :retard: I just downloaded it and read the table of contents, and if the contents themselves are as good as this... hell yes! :thumb:

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