1. Post #41
    ParoshWasHere's Avatar
    October 2011
    528 Posts
    They're at the break over there in the USA

    ...right?
    They are.

  2. Post #42
    ZF911's Avatar
    March 2010
    3,302 Posts
    Even in the (unlikely) event this passes, it won't affect Europe or anything outside of the US, right?

    If so, I have some room in my backyard, a couple of spare tents and a decent wi-fi connection if you want to pass by from some free Internets.
    If an American owns a site that he cannot access I highly doubt he will continue to support and pay for it. So yes you would be affected in a way.

    Isn't 4chan hosted in the US?
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  3. Post #43
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    January 2008
    5,532 Posts
    Better start saving parts of the Internet onto pendrives and removable HDDs.
    We could smuggle data this way to less fortunate countries, making some cash out of it.

    Edited:

    Then if they start confiscating our USB drives at airport securities, we'll embed them into our skin.

    This is like, the plot to 2/3rds of every cyberpunk story ever.
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  4. Post #44
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    March 2010
    3,302 Posts
    If this passes I'm moving to Europe.
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  5. Post #45
    Decoy9's Avatar
    January 2011
    123 Posts
    this is what happens when a bunch of old-timer idiots start making laws about something they clearly never used or read about
    No kidding. That's why these guys shouldn't be handling shit like this, they are waaaay too old to understand anything about the internet.

  6. Post #46
    Please waste more of your money changing this title again.
    Gmod4ever's Avatar
    August 2005
    6,564 Posts
    This is like, the plot to 2/3rds of every cyberpunk story ever.
    If not the plot, then it's usually an initial factor in creating the cyberpunk-dystopia setting used. The removal of freedoms usually always instigates a chain reaction that leads to some form of autocracy (be it fascism, corporatism, or something else) where the proletariat are oppressed by the elite.

    Such as in the novel Signal to Noise, where, after a series of earthquakes that did severe damage to cities across the world, the United States of America created an amendment that basically made the U.S. an official corporatist society - IE corporations could buy policies, and whoever had the most money wrote the laws.

    As you can imagine, the first things they abolished were monopoly laws and fair-competition regulations. I'm sure you can imagine how it devolves into a cyberpunk dystopia from there.
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  7. Post #47
    Dennab
    March 2008
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     ons   
     f the   
     atriots   
     ct   
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  8. Post #48
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    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    People seem to be going back into the room...

    any bigger stream without having to fullscreen it?

  9. Post #49
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    April 2009
    2,463 Posts
    People seem to be going back into the room...

    any bigger stream without having to fullscreen it?
    http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/mark_12152011.html
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  10. Post #50
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    August 2009
    9,110 Posts
    Am i the only one that has no sound right now?
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  11. Post #51
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    March 2010
    388 Posts
    Am i the only one that has no sound right now?
    They disabled the sound.
    Unless you follow Ragy's link,then i hear a constant beep.

  12. Post #52
    ParoshWasHere's Avatar
    October 2011
    528 Posts
    People are getting back in.

    Break is over in, I think, 5 minutes.

  13. Post #53
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    March 2010
    388 Posts
    They are back.

  14. Post #54
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    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    SOUNDS OF IDLE CONVERSATION.

    all in my right headphone speaker. they need to fix their surround sound.

    and there it goes off again...

    Edited:

    JUDCIARY COMITEE WILL COME TO ORDER HERE WE GO.

    Edited:

    aaaaand sound is off again.

    make up your mind people.
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  15. Post #55
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    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    waiting for a quorum before starting

  16. Post #56
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    December 2005
    6,024 Posts
    If this passes, there will definitely be NO riots or anything like that. I don't think the news channels have even been following it, and the most that will be reported is Fox putting a positive spin on it.
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  17. Post #57
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    June 2010
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    If this passes, there will definitely be NO riots or anything like that. I don't think the news channels have even been following it, and the most that will be reported is Fox putting a positive spin on it.
    I don't see how even fox news can make this into a positive if it passes...
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  18. Post #58
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    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    I don't see how even fox news can make this into a positive if it passes...
    They are reporting on it because of this:
    WASHINGTON -- News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday for two measures that purport to combat piracy.

  19. Post #59
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    legolover122's Avatar
    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    ITS ON.
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  20. Post #60
    ParoshWasHere's Avatar
    October 2011
    528 Posts
    Working quorum is present.

    Here we go.

  21. Post #61
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    jordguitar's Avatar
    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    quorum has been formed

    Edited:

    creator of ipv4 and creator of THE INTERNET has send them a EMAIL! The horror!

  22. Post #62
    SteamDB
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    November 2007
    10,743 Posts
    They are actually discussing this?

    :(
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  23. Post #63
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    August 2010
    2,691 Posts
    It's back online.

  24. Post #64
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    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    "once you become very china esque..."


  25. Post #65

    December 2011
    401 Posts
    Oh well.

  26. Post #66
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    jordguitar's Avatar
    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    Are they acually discussing this?
    Yes

  27. Post #67
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    May 2010
    5,629 Posts
    That black guy in the backs expressionless face cracks me up.
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  28. Post #68
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    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    IT WILL HURT THE INTERNET AND NOT STOP PIRATES.

    SOMEONE HAS SOME GODDAMN SENSE.
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  29. Post #69
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    jordguitar's Avatar
    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    chair is like WE SHOULD VOTE NO ON THIS BECAUSE IM READING SHIT IM BEING FED BY THE PEOPLE PAYING ME MILLIONS TO IGNORE THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT

    Edited:

    he is a huge faggot

  30. Post #70
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    January 2008
    720 Posts
    Did someone just burp?

  31. Post #71
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    legolover122's Avatar
    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    I say just scrap this whole bill and let it die.

    It will only cause more problems and fix nothing.
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  32. Post #72
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    July 2007
    11,032 Posts
    I say just scrap this whole bill and let it die.

    It will only cause more problems and fix nothing.
    They keep saying that. Whenever something comes up that makes it more tame, the chair slaps it down and says THIS IS THE WORST AMENDMENT EVER!

  33. Post #73
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  34. Post #74
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    June 2010
    14,517 Posts
    They keep saying that. Whenever something comes up that makes it more tame, the chair slaps it down and says THIS IS THE WORST AMENDMENT EVER!
    And I say go for it. The internet has survived, companies havent died JUST because of pirating, and the world kept turning before this happened.

    Don't fix what isn't broken.

    Edited:

    hell yeah someone who supports.

    lets see what this retard has to say.

    EDIT: Awwww, he only said like 1 sentence.
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  35. Post #75

    December 2011
    25 Posts
    Lol Chaffetz' subtle knock on bureaucracy was ballsy
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  36. Post #76
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    April 2005
    1,840 Posts
    Better start saving parts of the Internet onto pendrives and removable HDDs.
    We could smuggle data this way to less fortunate countries, making some cash out of it.

    Edited:

    Then if they start confiscating our USB drives at airport securities, we'll embed them into our skin.

    This is like, the plot to 2/3rds of every cyberpunk story ever.
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  37. Post #77

    December 2011
    401 Posts
    "The Nerds of The World"
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  38. Post #78
    Stolt Svensk
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    June 2008
    8,839 Posts
    nerds of the world

    lol

  39. Post #79
    HAND.CAT
    barttool's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,525 Posts
    WE ARE THE NERDS OF THE WORLD.
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  40. Post #80
    Stolt Svensk
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    June 2008
    8,839 Posts
    "The Nerds of The World"
    oh fu
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