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  • Mark Harris,

    Maybe gravatar uses a cache, or the other services do, and it takes a while to catch up

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • anth,

    RB's gravatar was still normal until moments ago even from a machine which has never seen it before. So yeah, cached somewhere other than locally.

    I guess I should go make a gravatar too.

    Since Nov 2006 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Pound,

    @ I/S

    Yes, there has to be some kind of protest that has wide-reaching effects to bring the attention of the wider-world who simply don't know or care as yet, but should.

    Your idea of turning internet access off for a day also has the added value of being somewhat more grown up and legal than the DoS jest...

    MFAK • Since Nov 2006 • 20 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Acts of civil disobedience are far more likely to be effective.

    Shutting off the internet? If done deliberately they'd be breaching contracts left right and centre.

    Hmmm, thinking. And wondering if my avatar will show up black.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Breaking News
    Mark Harris finally gets Black Gravatar, Copyright Bill DOOMED

    Yeah right.
    Just stop buying CDs for a month, don't go to the movies for a month.
    Stick it to 'em where it hurts, in their greedy pockets.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    DoSing Parliament? That would be entertaining.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Recording Industry Association chief executive Campbell Smith says the code is "inadequate" and does not go far enough toward protecting the interests of copyright holders.

    He says it would be too easy for internet users to dispute piracy allegations under procedures set out by the forum. "Then the process stops dead and we are concerned about that."

    Mr Smith also objects to the forum's suggestion that copyright holders should meet ISPs' administration costs for handling infringement notices.

    From Scoop

    DoSing Parliament? That would be entertaining.

    How about DoSing Campbel Smith, he's begining to make Garth McVicar look like Ghandi.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    Steve ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    He says it would be too easy for internet users to dispute piracy allegations under procedures set out by the forum. "Then the process stops dead and we are concerned about that."

    Yeah, that tiresome due process and having to prove an allegation is all criminal-coddling bullshit. Of course, we've never ever seen trivial and vexatious litigation being used as a way to shut down competition or criticism, have we?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12052 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Not a Dunne deal?

    "However, it is now clear that we have a situation where internet users are vulnerable to the mere accusation of piracy, and that is simply neither fair nor just."

    The Government should defer the section's implementation for three to six months with a view to discarding it, Mr Dunne said.

    Peter Dunne


    Tis true that grave injustice engenders odd bed fellows.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Just stop buying CDs for a month, don't go to the movies for a month.

    I don't do either anyway, so no point.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1664 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    DoSing Parliament? That would be entertaining.

    That would be illegal. A day of "unexplained technical faults", OTOH...

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1664 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    From Scoop

    I know people get Scoop and Stuff confused, but in the same link?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    And if you want to get into bed with Peter Dunne you can do so Here

    The United Future Comments page.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Hmmm. My black gravatar ain't showing on Twitter.

    To be honest, if the revolution only happens on Twitter, a bunch of us are going to be saying "Bugger off! I am so sick of your one-sided-don't-know-what-the-other-half-is-saying revolution!"

    Since Nov 2006 • 6217 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    Two things.

    1) I see black boxes and I didn't need to do anything. The other boxes that don't have black have dark grey images. I'm no geek. But as a statement and political online action it's slightly disconcerting having black boxes down the screen. Kinda black, know what I'm saying? Perhaps have a statement to go with the gravatar?

    2) I'm, oh fuck it, disabled. I hate that word. I HATE it. But sometimes (rarely) I'm gunna play the fucken card 'k cause sometimes ya have to. I'm deaf. Born that way. And I found Rodney Hide's prattling and annoying whine telling some twit that he didn't need to build according to the law because he had to put in a disabled toilet, fucken offensive.

    "Disabled" policy from what I can see (I don't pay it much attention - why should I be reminded of my loss, not my abilities?) attempts to acknowledge disabilities, but from the perspective of the abled - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Like much policy really.

    Hope the single malt shifted the viewpoint if Sascha and the other dude were 'abled'. If they were 'disabled', hope they solved the disabled's worlds problems and had a good laugh at the same time.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    if the revolution only happens on Twitter

    All together now: the revolution will not be twittered!

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Perhaps have a statement to go with the gravatar?

    That's coming soon. For now, it's just mysterious black boxen ...

    2) I'm, oh fuck it, disabled. I hate that word. I HATE it.

    Gotcha there. But sometimes it's the only word that everyone understands.

    Hope the single malt shiftedthe viewpoint if Sascha and the other dude were 'abled'. If they were 'disabled', hope they solved the disabled's worlds problems and had a good laugh at the same time.

    Sacha has an arthritic condition that led him into full-time consultancy in the sector and he's very good value. The other guy was abled, but web geeks have an innate bias towards accessibility.

    Also, funniest thing overheard on Saturday night:

    "So the guy said, I'm sorry but you're just not autistic enough for this job."

    Heh.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Foo, great. Many many thanks to the organisers. My only problem was that I was (on Friday at least) a bit too frazzled/late to communicate. Met some of the PA writers I had not met before and was barely able to string a sentence together.

    Well it didn't show, Don. And for some reason, listening about it instead of reading about it caused me to make a whole bunch of connections between copyright and censorship that I previously hadn't. (Logical objections to unworkable aspects are countered with 'somebody think of the children/starving artists' emotional blackmail bullshit.)

    I, um, may have enjoyed myself quite a lot. In my defense, all those people had to die. I was just doing my job.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4371 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    @ Russell

    Thanks for that - good to hear.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    Just stop buying CDs for a month, don't go to the movies for a month.
    Stick it to 'em where it hurts, in their greedy pockets.

    YFR!
    They'll just blame it on "t3h p1rat3z!" and use it to justify demanding further draconian measures to protect their dying business model. It's an unfortunate situation that the ordinary measure available to consumers to express displeasure with a company/industry simply plays right into the hands of big media by giving them diminished sales figures to wave at the pollie tubbies as they seek new-and-improved copyright law to further-criminalise their erstwhile customers.

    Plus, unless the boycott is long-term, people just catch up their purchasing once the term is over. It's one of the big flaws in the "boycott petrol purchases for a day" theory for getting petrol prices down. People just defer the spending and the impact is negated. It needs to be a long-term, nation-wide boycott for it to hurt enough. And, of course, they'll just rush off to the pliant pollies, wail and gnash, and get served up more statutory delays of their inevitable-and-long-overdue demise.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3913 posts Report Reply

  • Roger,

    Emma Hart is a werewolf


    And I was just trying to come to terms with her as a green Orion slave girl!

    Auckland • Since Jun 2007 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    @ Russell
    Thanks for that - good to hear.

    Good to know where you're at too, Christopher. I aim for PA to be a very disability=diversity friendly place, so feel free to send me links or even think of a guest post if you're moved.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Stephen Fry just tweeted 92(A)!

    Juha got the linkylove.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Stephen Fry just tweeted 92(A)!

    We're saved!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7390 posts Report Reply

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