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2013-05-12 16:46:47 by Cyberdevil

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VicariousEVicariousE

2013-06-11 04:54:41

@madyellowblood do an old man a favor, and tell me where I might find this hi-res version of Doom plz? Even without the kick-ass music, those visuals and weapon sound effects... wow!

Wait, what? You're taking a sabbatical? What's happening?

Cyberdevil responds:

Hey man, I can answer that, through the years I've attained supreme knowledge in useful areas like this. :P It's a modification/port called Brutal Doom, mainly hosted here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-
doom

It's pretty brutal. :)

Yeah, something like that. As I've done every summer since I signed up here at NG, I hike up North aboard a plane and isolate myself at our summerplace until September. Studies are finally over, summer is finally here! The garden's awaiting my help weeding, amongst other things, the lake just awaiting a wade in. It's always a lot of work and fun combined. :)


S3CS3C

2013-06-11 01:47:25

i'll see you in september man

Cyberdevil responds:

I haven't even posted my farewell post man! Still working on the picture for it. ;)


Anime-NoireChanAnime-NoireChan

2013-06-10 20:18:20

I'm fine. So how ya doing?

Cyberdevil responds:

I'm doing groovy. :P You?

Working on my submission for the summer collab right now, finished my final assignment last night so today I actually have some free time before I leave. Going to make the best of it. :)


Anime-NoireChanAnime-NoireChan

2013-06-10 10:01:23

How are you?

Cyberdevil responds:

Groovy. You?


morcovmorcov

2013-06-08 12:05:55

neah

Cyberdevil responds:

A hen


madyellowmadyellow

2013-06-08 08:52:56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJHwqU-uYCc

Cyberdevil responds:

Brutal. :D I don't remember that third-person view while tearing monsters to shreds back when I played that mod, new additions?


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-06-07 05:34:40

In the 1970's, after learning from the rioting and turmoil of the 60's, most cities changed their policies on crowd control... In a city nearby to me, they simply stationed police around the riot zone, till things calmed down enough, to escort fire and ambulance services in. They let the rioters burn down and loot their own neighborhoods. They simply let no one out or in, unless they were hurt.

Has there been a toting of casualties, destroyed buildings, businesses and cars?

Cyberdevil responds:

The police here in Sweden are pretty lenient, they're not allowed to injure people even in self defense, for example, so when they're outnumbered then they're pretty powerless. I haven't read anything about casualties or costs, I don't think there were any casualties, though there's been plenty of injuries. As for costs... that'd be interesting to know, I'll let you know if I'm ever informed- :/


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-06-06 18:28:13

As a Newgrounds user, you've made one of the best blog sites http://cyberd.org/: it's clean, attractive and compelling! A few days ago I read about the fire in your apartment complex... didn't get too close did it? Have things settled down, as far as the unrest/riots?

Cyberdevil responds:

Thanks, glad to know I have a(n avid?) reader! :) The fire was a few blocks away, so not in my apartment complex. There was never any risk of the fire spreading to our apartment-house, but the smokewave was intense. Wish I'd taken a picture, but at the time I was more concerned with the smell, maybe having to stay with a friend a couple of days, etcetc.

I haven't heard any more of the riots, so it must be over. Bit surprised the media didn't make a bigger thing of it, maybe they all understand they'd just be fueling the fire.


dove218dove218

2013-06-04 02:45:40

you should check out my music.....you mite like it

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah, I might do that!


Anime-NoireChanAnime-NoireChan

2013-06-02 09:05:40

I currently using Windows 7 for SOME reason.

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah? Cause it's the best Windows OS so far?


S3CS3C

2013-06-02 03:59:54

lol thatsa penis

Cyberdevil responds:

lolyeah


StixStix

2013-06-02 02:21:58

(_)_):::::::::::D

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah?


Anime-NoireChanAnime-NoireChan

2013-06-02 02:20:52

Satisfy the game.

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah


S3CS3C

2013-05-31 15:56:29

sounds good bro. so I take it you're not all that satisfied with the second draft of the recording ;) i've also got more hip-hop tracks lined up for you once you return, if you're interested and/or not too bogged down with other projects ;)

Cyberdevil responds:

Oh man, sorry for the repetitive delay, I still haven't sent the files... satisfaction levels didn't peak indeed but if I don't get a move on recording soon I'll just send them over anyway, don't like leaving things unfinished.. and the rest of the project rests in your hands. :) I'm definitely interested in more when I get back!


Anime-NoireChanAnime-NoireChan

2013-05-31 10:41:24

Yeah.
Yeah.
That's what i know.

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-29 22:12:25

and yeah, the broke streetlights brook no argument; the interface was whack, and the ones who wound up not fixing it, lie in comfortable rooms ruminating upon the content of other websites :<
Yeah... :( Tom's talking about wallpaper, and the fucking favorites don't work! The anti-multipost glitch is fixed.... kinda :| Works A to B, but if you refresh and repost, it won't work sometimes, then you have to refresh the page another way (to release use of the 'submit' button). yeah.

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah. Unrelated, the wallpaper page needs a fix too, at least it did last time I looked, resizing images produced a white edge on one side. But that's minor...

Ah, a bug is still on the lose! Better squash them quick before they multiply.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-29 14:21:36

I hope NG gets mostly straightened out for the summer... so easy to get hooked on those blog/thread/favorites updates.

Cyberdevil responds:

Hope so, I would've responded sooner if they were working already. :P Would be great to just leave on vacation and then when I get back everything is working yay OK, layout is reverted to old Gray, etcetc...


S3CS3C

2013-05-28 16:01:04

don't you leave for your annual summer hibernation soon? :P

Cyberdevil responds:

In less than two weeks now!! There's always so much I want to sort out before I leave! :/

Vocals are on the way btw...


sumidiotdudesumidiotdude

2013-05-28 04:51:21

yea

Cyberdevil responds:

yea


S3CS3C

2013-05-27 02:54:07

you should send the me the solo vocals for diamond rimz :P

Cyberdevil responds:

Yeah :P


dem0leculedem0lecule

2013-05-25 05:16:13

How are you doing in Sweden? Don't get so excited from those riots.

Cyberdevil responds:

It's calm where I live, people are barbecuing and enjoying the summer night outside; I'm about to watch a movie. Feels strange that there are riots still raging elsewhere, in a way it feels like a different world.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-25 02:00:38

Hopefully we can change our lives before nightfall, before it goes light and we have to fight all these onrushing tribal types who like all the blooshed, fights and brawls. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

Hopefully we can change but we can't change our veins, blood that flows is still the same, all attempts to quill our flame are in vein like attempts to kill a brain, cause a brain's dead, if brains live some sick insane kid is training in my basement. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-24 22:39:52

We're living in a food age, where if our food ain't right, we go livid with food rage. But all that food that you and me waste, could be better off feeding these other races, people in other places who need it more than us. So maybe we should quit complaining. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

Your right and mighty insightful, you might be the sprite of an idol, the world outside my idle world is harsh and cruel and spiteful. I should give it my all and live unlike a blind doll, behind walls, abide laws, to be or be is my call. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-24 16:03:26

It is a sick planet, yesterday the KFC was closed at 10.30 at night. C'mon man, that's not right! I banged on the doors, 'hey guys! Open up, I need my hot wings and fries!' I had to walk to a drive thru and order, and I was dry too, so I ordered a Pepsi. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

I can feel your pain dude cause me I'm just the same shrewd ludicrously shamed dude, famished out of brain fluid. Wanted to eat cake, maybe take a few milkshakes, but spaghettis all I ate and now it's night, to bite too late. Great. Yeah...


NorNor

2013-05-24 13:31:10

lol nothing, bored

Cyberdevil responds:

lol do something, fun


dem0leculedem0lecule

2013-05-24 13:10:55

Who are you? What are you? How are you?

Cyberdevil responds:

Great! Great! Me! In reverse order.


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-24 03:42:19

Are you kidding? They waited for the armed cops to show up, then stormed them with knives and a crappy handgun, that backfired and blew one of the murder's fingers clean off!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-232995 1/Woolwich-attack-How-MI5-ex-prisoner-sights-p reached-Poundland-just-yards-murder-scene.html This article has a lot of backstory, but the pictures speak for themselves.

That's terrible, I couldn't have guessed that, but after all these years, of the same immigration policy.... I should've guessed it :( Maybe they need to bend on taxes around the crowded parts of Stockholm, and build some factories, start building homes... and make a double digit cut in immigration, till the country can absorb them properly :|

Cyberdevil responds:

Ah, thanks for the link. It seems twisted things are happening in the world. :/ Your initial description of the event made it seem they were professional, I was thinking they wouldn't have done such a thing in broad daylight without managing to get away, all for the rush, or something. Glad to hear the were taken care of.

They could start by giving immigrants less of a bonus when they arrive. Everyone is given free dental care, free health-care, paid phone calls (even abroad), an initial sum to buy furniture/etc, and allowance until they get settled in, get a job, etc. I'm not sure what the limitations for this service are, but it's way too lenient. A tenth would seem fair to me, 10,000/year is still much more than most neighboring countries take in. It seems the politians like to play on the of the populace though, delivering the message that we need to help everybody, but in the long run this isn't going to help anyone. The world's unstable enough as it is.


KrevZabijakKrevZabijak

2013-05-23 21:33:33

Who you is? What you friend me for?

Cyberdevil responds:

I am me, who are you? There must've been a valid reason at the time.. which must been a while ago. Name sounds familiar though.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-23 19:57:03

Trash that rats bit has spit, all over it. A load of them gnawed the shit, and I stood back ignoring it. I let them get away with moyder, I even let them slay that boy there. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

It's a sick planet, I grin because it's granted, I had a vision planted but it grew up speaking Spanish and I'm not too Outlandish so the language did me damage, it dismantled my vision like my brain was just a cabbage, it's savage, like rabid rabbits ravaging a salad. Yeah...


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-23 19:06:48

I'm not your average ugly American :) I've known about your somewhat liberal immigration policy for some time now... but, yeah, it's gotta slow down. Your infrastructure's gonna get swamped soon enough. Hopefully, your country has tests, to make sure they know the language, laws and history of Sweden... it's the least they can do, for being in a safe, Western society :|
At least you didn't have pair of psychopaths, ramming a car into a solider, and chopping him the fuck up, in broad daylight!! Glad I didn't see any of that video :| Happened yesterday about this time, near London...

Cyberdevil responds:

So it seems. :) It is swamped... and no tests, immigrants are allowed to learn languages of their choice in addition to Swedish, there's no requirement they actually learn Swedish, and history's only applicable n school, not for people just now entering the country. :/

Woah, plenty of witnesses then? Did they catch the psychos?


NorNor

2013-05-23 17:38:36

lol wassup

Cyberdevil responds:

lol wokeup, you?


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-23 14:23:37

It takes tactics of skill to catch cat shit when someone drops a pile of it off a tall building and a duck grabs it with it's bill. Now that's the way to catch shit. Yeah...

(Updated ) Cyberdevil responds:

I use the skillful tactic to catch cat shit with a hatchet, it lures it in like catnip lures in cats or trash that rats bit. That's it. Yeah...


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-23 14:17:41

Okay... why is this still going on? I figured I'd wait a day or two for this to settle but, don't they realize it's only hurting themselves and their communities? http://ca.news.yahoo.com/sweden-riots-expose-u gly-side-nordic-model-142150025.html

Cyberdevil responds:

Ah, didn't know it was international news. I've just been waiting for some consequences of our excessive immigration to show, and here it is. I'm all for a ethnic variation, but there's no way a small country like Sweden can harbor a hundred thousand new immigrants each year (total population is less than 10 million) and expect everybody to adapt to society, especially not with the financial meltdown going on around the world. Everybody who tries to slow immigration down is called a racist, and people are just so damn naive. Hopefully this'll be an eye-opener for them.. btw, the riot started all because an immigrant who threatened/attacked a police officer with a machete was shot down. I don't think lawful harassment is as much of an issue as they claim..


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-22 20:55:44

Impressive prose gentlemen! Wish it was in my nature to do that....

Cyberdevil responds:

Appreciation great is taken into mind till grinded vacant, will to find new rhymes is making, me go wild at times forsaking, studies and stuff. You are a good writer though, practice and will are the tactics of skill. ;)


S3CS3C

2013-05-22 16:38:18

Nietzlawe always leaves the best comments. and oh yeah, how could i forget Kopz, well i haven't seen it, but the crotch shooting cop scene is a famous gif on the world wide webs. will try to respond to the rest of your comments later, as long as I don't eaten by an alligator or more likely get told to shut up by a dictator, even though he's the one that's the instigator.

Cyberdevil responds:

They are good. :)

So it's internationally famous! I am completely oblivious to which Swedish movies actually bridge the continental divide, that's good to hear. The movie's a lot more than that cop scene, it's not mean, it's comical like it's not Sheen, drugged up like he's mocking the world with all it's not seen. Greatness and in-doctrine to stop seams from popping but popcorn is an option while I'm pausing playing stopping. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-22 15:38:41

I'm usually too laced to even use toothpaste, I'm too two-faced to admit I need a new toupee to cover my bald head and a fringe to cover my new face. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

Too faced, but tooth faced fortunately so I do grace when people view my new vase reflecting teeth while dissecting beef with elected grief, cheesy like a step in seas of blue waves while savoring sun with new faith and two whales blow out water like it's today more than Tuesday. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-22 15:05:32

We may have kickstarted a new gimmick, an alternative way of communication that doesn't use limericks. Jim and Rick don't drink lime, as I buy drinks, they both sink mine while my back is turned, then attack me and leave me collapsed and dying. Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

It truly is a new way to say what's great when you crave rhymes and time is too gray to spend intending to pave a road to truth and do great but work is blatant toothpaste with a crude and cruel taste so I play with my shoelace. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-22 13:49:27

You're lucky, I've no men to build snowmen out of, I didn't know men were so hard to acquire said the girl with acne, who was fucking angry when she saw those spots growing out of her face and she didn't know what was happening. She had no self-confidence or confidants to confide in, or a competent car to ride in. Running out of snow was the last Straw, Dog, rape scene.

Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

Grape green, dried out like the great Keen, drying on a tray in the great stream of sunrays that I am facing. Contemplating lacing my dinner with something I may deem tasty, unlike mainstream puppets and baked bean pastry. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-22 10:53:52

Abducted by buckets and dumped in the aqueduct viaducts, crying until my tear ducts are too dry to cry. In fact I made the whole thing up, maybe I'm too drunk to drive and shouldn't have phoned that monk up and told him to shut up in the heat of the moment.

Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

It's snowing? Time to build snowmen. I'm a home alone kid roaming the net like a grown man, phoning the web with a 56k modem like a nomad, so glad, at reaching the web that I grow rags and blow hashtags up clothes-clad nose-holes like I'm so bad but know that, my name is Bob and I am no cat. Yeah...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-22 09:53:58

Being a commenteer is better than being a puppeteer, or a puppet here, in Phuket randomly sending people a bouquet of flowers and a souffle.

Yeah...

Cyberdevil responds:

Must be a ruckus being abducted by buckets, yeah...


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-22 05:28:50

Ha, touche... the people.... I was told Germany 'administrated' Poland and Sweden before the world wars! Nice enough people, the Poles and Swedes, to the point they knew they couldn't trust themselves..... plus I'm Polish, go figure o_0

You're right of course. That's why I've more or less been on Tom... Seems like a lot of the other 'big tools' don't keep up with the newsposts |: Plus, yeah, Tom making games, parties, daily NG surfing and minding the store.... They need our German members to go over there (to NG HQ) and kick some butt and take some code ('Take names and kick ass', old expression)!

At least the multipost prob is kaput.

(Updated ) Cyberdevil responds:

Payment beyond a living wage doesn't seem to be working very well for politicians specifically, but maybe it's the combination of power and financial surplus that calls to mankind's darker personality traits. For regular people, hmmm, well of course it's better than a society where everybody gets paid below a living wage, but the problem is there is no balance, and can there be balance? If everyone gets paid, where's the money coming from? If we don't feed directly upon the planet, it's upon other people.

Oh, you're Polish! I have an adopted Polish cousin, not that it's at all relevant. Apart from the suspect quality of imported mushrooms it seems like a nice place. :)

Heh, that'd be some added efficiency to the workforce!

Just tried multiposting and... you're right! It's gone! Nice! I predict the comment counts on future posts will take a sudden dive...


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-21 23:57:26

All these massively, insightful and interesting political discussions arising from a blog simply entitled 'Yeah.'

Maybe that's it. Maybe the word Yeah says more than 5000 words ever could.

(Updated ) Cyberdevil responds:

Hmm, but without some incredibly insightful commenteers, it'd be just a stream of simple Yeah comments with Yeah replies. Yeah...


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-21 13:40:57

Easy way to beat corruption, is to pay them above and beyond a living wage.... and watch them!
I believe Singapore does the same (wacky as they an be), and so far, so good I guess.....

:\ Gerkinman sez the Portal's broken, now the FP social/fav update thing is broke. I know NG is run by only a few techs, but, c'mon :(

Cyberdevil responds:

Them as in the people?

Yeah, I read the post, and tried reading most of the shitloads of comments that followed. Was pretty interesting to read about Tom's thoughts and insights on the issue. They really need to get all these bugs fixed though, quick, you'd think it would be top priority. Like, no time for meals, Pico Day parties or family time until it's working again. :/


Golden-ChickenGolden-Chicken

2013-05-21 11:43:18

So what have you been up too lately Cyber? :)

Cyberdevil responds:

Oh nothing much, just... ordered a new computer with an 8-core 3,1Ghz AMD processor, 8GB RAM and a GPU with 2GB VRAM. Something broke along the way, I sent it in for repair, and I'll be getting it back later today. Can't wait! :D


BumFodderBumFodder

2013-05-20 19:23:01

Have fun paying your tv licence!

Cyberdevil responds:

Oh man, I can't wait, it's going to be so awesome! >:(


S3CS3C

2013-05-20 18:23:30

And when you make $$ your main priority is where the corruption starts. so easy to fall in the trap, and especially easy for me to highlight how capitalism can be taken advantage of when I have zero intentions of starting a family, and thusly money should never be a huge problem for me.

(Updated ) Cyberdevil responds:

True that. Here, poor people make babies to get child support. ;)

Maybe that's the wrong term though, what I mean is, a parent gets one paid year away from work + a certain sum each month. The more kids, the more money + free time + there are additional grants for having multiple kids. IMO there are enough people in the world already, so they should get rid of ^ ASAP.


S3CS3C

2013-05-20 18:23:24

One point that I would entirely agree with you guys regards how a multitude of Americans believe that their form of government is the best and should be implemented into other cultures. That is incorrectly assuming all cultures in the world operate like Americans. always said that the problem is not the political system itself, but the people who find holes in the system and take advantage of it. Socialistic (if the right word to use) parties work when the majority of people buy into the system and genuinely want to give back to the society and make their communities a better place. There will always be free education for those that need/want it, there will always be doctors available to give you treatment regardless if you can afford it, etc. (Btw- American education at a university level is a massive scam, my tuition for a semester is 5000-6000$, to park on campus is ~700$, housing and food if you live on campus is at minimum an additional 2000$...half of the teachers are just assholes reading off slides from a powerpoint anyway. I can get superior education by going to a library, visiting Khan Academy and posting on forums relevant to my interests and have a more personal not to mention FREE learning experience) Like I think you vaguely mentioned in a response below, people are a held to an honor code to do their part. Detractors to your form of government may cite that a socialism (again, not sure if the actual system you guys have in Sweden, just using socialist as a blanket term) induces laziness and creates an outlet for people to mooch off the amenities provided by the system, which is a valid reason. Capitalism could be a better political-economical environment to "keep people in check" when there's a lot of corrupt people who disregard such honor code. Socialism probably work in America considering how entitled and uncompassionate some people are. . Like everything else, the system is America is people turning invaluable institutions like education and medicine into maximizing revenue as their #1 priority.

Cyberdevil responds:

On that we agree. So it costs you over 8000$ / semester? I don't even have that much saved up...

Yeah, education is generally free in Sweden. There are private schools that require payment, but for all the 'official' ones, it doesn't a cost a thing, including university. Anyone can apply for a basic grant, which means you'll get around $1500 each semester to finance your studies. They used to provide free education and grants to students from abroad as well, but thankfully they've stopped doing that! People were applying for studies here like crazy for a while...

The wellfare system definitely encourages laziness, and it's been going for so long that most people just don't care anymore. It breeds stagnancy. With good leaders, it'd be a good system, but if the system is created to control the individual, it's not so good. I'm thinking this place could use a good dictator to sweep away all this injustice, but that might be the wrong thing to wish for...


S3CS3C

2013-05-20 18:14:23

also, saying that Americans cannot speak out against the government...that is completely untrue. There is a myriad of websites calling Obama an NGer (add an extra G and a vowel in there), comparing him to Hitler, saying he's a Muslim trying to covertly take over the US...South Park is extremely controversial. there's many more websites that contain conspiracy theories, and the government could care less, because that's usually all they are, just conspiracy theories. Why isn't the Wikileaks banned in the US? Why isn't Google censored like they do in China? As long as you're not making threats or defamation whatever you may say in the U.S. is covered by the first amendment and perfectly OK. there is no fed waiting to get or warn you, although I do hear that tinfoil hats may cause such hallucinations.

isn't copying (sometimes incorrectly referred to as piracy) intellectual property legal in Sweden, if not encouraged? if so, taxing on hard drive space seems like a legitimate taxation, it may be end up being more beneficial to the developers (but not so much to large publishing corporate CEOs) as well. even if you dont partake in file-sharing activities there's still legitimate reason to get taxed IMO. i've never had to use an ambulance (knock on wood) but I don't mind my tax dollars going towards the saving of another person's life, and if I have to pay an extra five dollars a month to give another less fortunate person health care, then so be it. of course there's always the other side- an overall decrease in the quality of medical care, longer waiting times for those who could actually afford previous premiums which could eventually lead to death, etc. I'd also like to think that in a perfect world there would be some socialistic division of wealth, where everyone has enough money to put a roof over their head, put foods in their mouths, and live a healthy life, and no one makes more than 10 million dollars a year (which is still A LOT) to avoid creating a classless society. But the downside to that is the end/decrease of philanthropies and charitable organizations- however, such institutions may not even be necessary if the wealth was more evenly spread.

Cyberdevil responds:

Hehe, would be cool if Obama was an NGer though. ;)

Not to take sides here, but I'd think the government cares about their image enough not to censor Google or ban Wikileaks. People would see that as a turn against democracy, though they seem to turn against it anyway with all the recent attacks on the Internet. I'm hoping the MegaUpload case will manage to make a difference though, because if the US is allowed to legally censor what they like it's not going to end well, most of the top-level domains in the world are managed by the US.

Tinfoil is actually great protection against electromagnetic radiation, from mobile masts ex. Not that I wear tinfoil hats or anything...

As for Piracy, it is not legal or officially encouraged here in Sweden, it's just that it's taken so long for the government to react to the 'threat' that a good deal of the people no longer think piracy is morally wrong. So many of the largest file-sharing sites and movements started here. There's a strong front for freedom on the Internet, the ideal that culture should be free, the sharing is caring... but the APB (Anti-Piracy Bureau) is constantly trying to scare people by giving file-sharers they do catch unjust sentences, prison time if they can. They have a bigger taskforce dedicated to hunting file-sharers than they do child-molesters/pornographers.

The big TPB trial that took place in Sweden was bullshit. Though the site was in fact not breaking any current laws by indexing .torrent links, nor making any money, the owners were all sentenced to pay millions in fines, and one of them has been doing prison time for about a year. One of the main leading witnesses in the case suddenly moved to Hollywood and now has a well-paid job there, and it was revealed that many of the judges (or whatever they're called) had ties to the APB, one was a close friend, it was as far from an objective trial as it could get.

I wouldn't mind the tax on storage devices so much if it was legal, nor mind the wellfare taxes if they were lower. Does 30% seem justifiable? Well, in a perfect society it might, but it's an abused system. To top it off the government keeps loaning money from other countries... to give away to other countries! As I see it, we need to care of ourselves foremost, and if there's an excess of resources, then we can help others.


S3CS3C

2013-05-20 18:10:56

the only swedish movie i have seen is "the girl with a dragon tattoo"nd was quite impressed with how it turned out, outside of the first action scene, which was terrible lmao. That noomi rapace is quite easy on the eyes but in a strange way. havent read the books though, and the american version didn't look as good.

that comment left by VicariousE about America is overly hyperbolic and not representative of all of our Western culture. I'm not saying people have it bad over here, because people do, but in general and at large the economic and political "crisis" is laughable compared to the oppressiveness and poverty found in some if not most of the third and second world countries. That's not to say I support the politicians. I didn't vote for Obama, nor Romney. I also don't think either of them are the antichrist, inherently evil, and a part of some secret group that has been intentionally scheming against the "sheep" since centuries ago. I think the corruption that can happen is a very gradual thing...Politicians want you to pick a side, vote for one, and plot parties against each other as that gives them more attention and power. If more and more people where to vote for third parties or not vote at all, ignore mainstream politics (aka the liberal vs conservative dick measuring contest) the parties that have actual power and money might actually pay more attention to getting shit done and focusing on working together.

Cyberdevil responds:

Ah, I haven't seen that one myself, but I definitely should. I don't watch enough Swedish movies, ironically. Kopps (2003) and Wolf (2008) were pretty good, if you ever stumble upon them. :)

Yeah, it's pretty much the same way in Sweden, elections have turned from something necessary to just a game for already renowned and worthless political parties. It's either socialists or moderates (roughly translated), and if either don't seem to be getting enough votes they form alliances with other, smaller parties, that have always been on the sidelines representing certain groups of people. When new ones rise up to really address the issues in society, they are ignored completely. Each election brings a load of promises, of which most are scrapped soon after elections are over, budgetary issues, etc. Would be nice with someone in charge who cared more about their own salary. In the US it seems like the presidents do have visions though, that they want to change things for the better, or is that just a facade they put on?


VicariousEVicariousE

2013-05-20 09:29:46

:O All madly interesting, glad you got a better card!
Death Race... I saw the first (original Death Race with Sly Stallone) one on broadcast TV in the late 70's (minus all the quick little pieces of violence, and the nudity was taken out, by having a machine pan around the naughty bits... movie ended up being 45 minutes after that :|
But, yeah, private companies suck when all they care about is money, whereas the government has to be held accountable and hire better people.

Cyberdevil responds:

Thanks; glad these random rants are readable! :)

Death Race 2000? That was something else. The remake is a recommended watch though, with Statham instead of Stallone, though the two sequels after that didn't have much to contribute (other than money for the makers). So the censored version was only 45 minutes huh, short.

Yeah, that's the way it should be. Would also help to greatly reduce politician wages, so the people who chose such positions do so without regard for the money, but rather with an ambition to serve. Oh man I'm ranting again...