Category: "Audio & Video"

Documentary: Defamatoion

August 18th, 2013

Since I wanted to start posting here once again with some interesting subjects I decided to share this interesting documentairy about Zionism and Anti-Semitism.
It is an Israeli which started to have questions as he was reading about Anti-Semitism on a daily basis in newspapers etc. but at the same time never experianced it in real life.

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R.I.P. Megaupload

January 19th, 2012

Megaupload

Over a year after my last blog post I would have hoped to start again with a happier post but today one of the big fish of the internet have passed away, the FBI have reported to arrest key members of Megaupload in Auckland, New Zealand and 50 Million worth of  assets with the help of the authorities of New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany,  Canada and the Philippines taking down the website most likely for ever.

The following people have been charged:

  • Finn Batato, 38, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the chief marketing officer;
  • Julius Bencko, 35, a citizen and resident of Slovakia, who is the graphic designer;
  • Sven Echternach, 39, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the head of business development;
  • Mathias Ortmann, 40, a citizen of Germany and resident of both Germany and Hong Kong, who is the chief technical officer, co-founder and director;
  • Andrus Nomm, 32, a citizen of Estonia and resident of both Turkey and Estonia, who is a software programmer and head of the development software division;
  • Bram van der Kolk, aka Bramos, 29, a Dutch citizen and resident of both the Netherlands and New Zealand, who oversees programming and the underlying network structure for the Mega conspiracy websites.

As I type this the news has been spreading like wildfiire over the internet, ignorant people blaming it on SOPA and PIPA while Anonymous already claimed to have taken down Justice.gov and Universalmusic.com while telling the world to expect them.

Personally I do feel like today really is a sad day, after such a successful protest against SOPA and PIPA yesterday this just is a shame it had to happen now. Looking at the upside tho this can be used as a perfect example to show how the current US laws are more then sufficient to fight online piracy or at least that SOPA and PIPA aren't needed (OPEN being the better alternative to them), let's hope this loss hasn't been for nothing as Megaupload privide people with more then just pirated material.

In the coming days I will be writing more about this subject as well as SOPA and PIPA but in the mean time you can enjoy CNET's article about Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom.

Edit: 30 minutes after the press release and Anonymous claims to have also taken down RIAA.org and MPAA.org and are planning to target more through Opperation DonkeyPunch.

Wikileaks' Assange charged in US with 'treason'

January 13th, 2011

 

Wikileaks and Assange have been sources for tons of headlines in the past weeks, be it the actual publishing of the papers, Anonymous DDOS'ing sites like Mastercard and Paypal, the US government acting like a 12 year old who's friend just told the class he likes that girl he has been staring at for the past week and the people with opinions on the matter none really wants to hear but still get air time.

Thinq.co.uk now reports that Assange has been charged in the US for treason, this suprised me greatly since Assange isn't a US citizen so I had no clue how that would even be possible... well the first line in the article made me think "Oh, I should have known.": David Pitchford, a Florida trailer park resident...

The content of the article shows you that this trailer park resident does live up to the typical steriotype many people have, so enjoy the article here. :)

TF2 modifications: PREC

December 16th, 2010

In this forth edition of TF2 modifications I will talk about a very useful tool for anyone playing competitive TF2, it doesn't matter if it is 6v6, Highlander or whatever, this tool is able to do allot of the enforced measures (take status screenshots, record a demo, screenshot the results) in leagues and on top of that it can mark exceptional moments in your play.

The tool is called PREC and was created by Orange and this is what he has to say about it:
Pov-Record is a plugin made for easy demo recording in Team Fortress 2. It automatically records the matches you play.

Well that was the original idea, now it does much more as I said. :)

Installation:

  • Download PREC
  • Create a folder called "addons" in ..\steamapps\Your account name\team fortress 2\tf\
  • Place the files in ..\steamapps\Your account name\team fortress 2\tf\addons

And that is all, you can configure the addon in TF2 itself, just go to Options > Multiplayer > Advanced ...
All the options that start with PREC are for the configuration of PREC.

Btw for the people who still play it, this also works for CS:S.

 

I have no idea what I will talk about in the next modification post but when I come across something useful I shall be sharing it.

SpikeTV Video Game Awards

December 12th, 2010

During the SpikeTV Video Game Awards many game publishers announced there games for 2011, here are a couple of trailers.

Bioware has released the Mass Effect 3 trailer announcing the game release for the Holiday season of 2011.

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for 11-11-11.

Batman: Arkham City.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

Mortal Kombat 9, showing Kratos from God of War as a character.