whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
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Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

SIGN THE PETITION!
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/backdoor_sopa/?source=fb




ETA: Is this for real?!

My god.

whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
 FUCK THIS!!  I hate my insomnia.  I have a final in.... 5 hours, and I haven't been able to fall asleep.  And I'm not even being productive like I sometimes get when my brain just won't shut up.  I just... can't get to sleep.  I went to bed 4 hours ago, and haven't slept a wink.

Oh, and people on FB keep sending me links to the 'leaked' video of Bin Laden's death/execution what-the-fuck-ever.  I don't give a shit about the video, and i DON'T WANT TO SEE IT!!! STOP SENDING IT TO ME!!!!!  I WILL FUCKING DE-FRIEND YOU IF YOU DON'T GET THE MESSAGE THAT I DON'T WANT TO SEE PEOPLE GET KILLED.  I AM NOT INTO THAT SHIT, THE BASTARD IS DEAD, I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SEEING IT.  MAYBE YOU CAN WATCH THE GODDAMNED VIDEO AND NOT HAVE YOUR STOMACH TRY TO VACATE YOUR BODY, BUT I AM NOT DOWN WITH WATCHING PEOPLE DIE.  FOR FUCKS SAKE, I BURST INTO TEARS THE FIRST TIME I HIT A GUY WITH THE INTENT TO HARM.  I DON'T WATCH GORY SHIT FOR THE SAKE OF THE GORE.  TORTURE PORN IS NOT MY THING, SO DON'T EXPECT ME TO ENJOY IT.  I think I'm done now......

On top of that, my roommate keeps unplugging the fridge when I still have stuff in there.  Awesome.

I am so ready to be done with this shit.
whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
Seriously.  This shit has got to stop.  My roommate and I are not getting along.  Ok, so she likes to stay up late doing stuff, but if I stay up late doing stuff, she gets annoyed, because she's a light sleeper.  She has like, no morning classes, and I do, and my bedshaker wakes her up even though the actual alarm volume is off.  And she gets annoyed because on the two days when I don't have morning classes (Tuesday and Thursday) I still get up fairly early, but I don't leave the room for a couple hours, and my doing stuff on the computer wakes her up.  My typing wakes her up!  Not good.  Because I sleep like a damn dead thing.  And she's a super-light sleeper.  **mutters dire threats**  And I'm sick.  Which makes things even harder.  Because I've come to the realization that when I'm sick I turn into a cat.  I just want to curl up, be petted, and nap.  And she's sick too, but still damnably freaking peppy!  It's weirding me out.  /bitchyness

A more coherent/less angsty post will soon follow.  In which I will talk about last weekend.
whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
Hate.  Massive amounts of hate right now.

Hate No 1: Caffeine tabs.  Because I get 2 hours of good concentration, an hour of badbadbad jitters (including muscle tremors and shaking, slight panickyness, and the inability to sit still), and once it's all out of my system, I feel stretched, thin, and worn down.  And all-over sore.  Because of the muscle tremors. 

Hate No 2: The bus system.  Stupid, waited an hour for a bus to come, even after one came by, but they weren't picking anyone up.

Hate No 3: SCENTED LAUNDRY DETERGENT.  IT SMELLS LIKE SHIT.  AND MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO BREATHE.  I HAVE TO SLEEP IN THE GODDAMN ROOM, AND NOW I CAN BARELY BREATHE YOU FUCKING ASS!!!

Very not pleased with how my day has been.
whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
ARGH!!! You've dropped your kid off, she's settling in just fine, now get OUT OF MY SPACE!!!  Am clearly not dealing with this well. XP This is making me feel very twitchy.
whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
Ok, look now.  Three inches of snow and a lot of wind is no reason to cancel morning classes.  My Sociology class is already behind enough as it is, and there's a lot to cover in what little time we have left now.  SO STOP CANCELING MORNING CLASSES!!!

Well shit

Feb. 1st, 2010 02:09 pm
whogeek: lions and tigers and bears button (Run Away!!)
SO, I missed my first class this morning, because I couldn't drag myself out of bed, and woke up about 15 minutes into the actual class time.  But, I did make it to my Math and English classes, so that was ok.  Except, I'm wearing my glasses, and I want to put in my contacts, but I threw the old set away yesterday, and I think I may have left the rest at home....  Aka, three and a half hours from campus.  And I have a snowboarding class tonight, and I don't think my goggles will fit over my glasses.  SO I'm almost to the antsy panic-must-do-something-before-I-explode stage.  Which is not good.

And the first paper I turned in for English sucked monkey balls.  For real, I've written better background stories for minor random fic characters.  Stories that only I ever see.  It sucked that badly.

ARGH!!!!

Jan. 16th, 2010 12:39 am
whogeek: growling tiger (Ticked Off)
Excuse me while I go dismember a bitch.

Ok, so, rooming situation.

I was expecting to make my big room switch sometime between 2 and 3:30(Friday afternoon) and be sleeping in my new room that night.  Around 2:30, I call the girl I'm switching with to find out where she is.  She's at work, aparently, and thought we were switching on Sunday(to which my brain said "Fuck no, I want most if not all weekend to settle in!").  So then we come up with 10:30 PM.  Kinda late, but still doable.  So me and my future roomie are waiting in the downstairs lobby being amused by the squishy Hallmark Channel Movie and waiting for the other girl, because whichever door she uses will force her to go right past us.  By 9 we're both getting antsy.  We want this move done damnit!  By 10 we're getting frustrated, and I'm starting to mutter threats.  By 10:20 I'm growling and my future roomie is simply resigned, and we've called her twice.  At 11, just as we're heading up to our rooms, she calls back.  Where had she been?  Skiiing.  She was fucking skiing when she told us we would make the switch.  She didn't even give us the courtesy of calling or, hell, even a text would have been enough!  We take the elevator up and I'm ranting and raving and cursing to make my cousin proud(he's a marine).  When we get to our floor the first thing I do is kick my door.  I go into my room and curse for another moment, giving the door a few more good kicks.  Went out and talked to a few of the people on the floor still around, and they suggested we make the switch for her.  I disagreed, went and talked to my RA about it, and finally we decided that we would wait one more night.  The only thing is; I had already stripped my bed.  I have no sheets on the bed.  I convinced the kids I had talked to that, as a girl scout, I'd slept in worse conditions, and I could deal with it for one night.  They agreed, albeit rather reluctantly, and left.  I went and took a near-scalding shower to relax and made my bed a special way.  So right now, I'm sleeping on one blanket, and under two others.  Fun times!

So yeah, I'm ticked.  I am pissed as fucking hell right now.  And this is after I've calmed down a lot.  Because this isn't the first time this other girl has flaked off to do something else.  The bitch fucking told us we could make the damned switch tonight, and she didn't even send us a Goddamn text to tell us her plans had changed!

I wish I had steel toe boots, because then I could just kick her a little and it would hurt like a motherfucker.

Ok.  That is all.
whogeek: greg making 'ew' face (Disgust and Loathing)
I swear, the next time that fucking song starts running through my head, I'm going to run my head through the fucking wall. Just to make the damned thing stop playing in me head. It's a shitty song too. And I want it out of my head permanently, but it won't ever be out of my head, because I've got a friggin' musical brain. Which means I can hear a song once and remember a good portion of the melody, having disected it from the counter-melody, harmony, counter-harmony, back-beat, continuing parts, etc, etc. After 3 or 4 listenings, I can sing quite a few of the lyrics, and it will be permanently in my head. So that shitty music video is now officially stuck in my head, because I'm not quite fast enough with the mute button. And the girl singing it looks like a slut. And the song is slutty too, which I might have been able to handle if it wasn't so fucking blatant, but they don't even try to hide the fact that the song is about sex. At least "I Can See For Miles" and "Pictures of Lily" are subtle. And the music isn't even all that original or complex. It's the same damn notes and rhythms over and over again. Probably the simplest song I've hear in a while. And simple isn't necessarily bad. Simple can be very pretty or fun. But this fucking song is neither pretty or fun. It's Goddamned annoying as shit. And the singer tries to look cutesy, but she only succeds in looking like a slut. A ridiculous slut too. The video is shit. The music is shit. The lyrics are shit. The singer is shit. The whole thing is shitty.

**takes a deep breath** Ok, I think I'm done ranting. I just really needed to get that out.
whogeek: The WhoGeek w/ blue/white/red target (Default)


OK, sorry for the half-insane rant, and this may seem out of the blue, but I'm fed up with people who are fanatical about just ONE pairing, and I'm seriously pissed off at the moment.  Not to mention I'm up at  an ungodly hour writing this, and therefore have very little control over what I say, which means I'm more likely to just say exactly what I think, rather than sitting idly by and fuming inwardly.  So, here goes.

 

Just to keep things manageable )


There.  Ranting done.  I'm feeling quite a bit better.

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