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(The Local)   Projecting a 40" image of Kim Dotcom on the side of a US Embassy? That's an arresting   (thelocal.de) divider line 67
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2013-07-12 02:43:30 PM  
Damn that must be our smallest embassy.
 
2013-07-12 02:57:14 PM  
Nigel gave me a drawing that said 44 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

lostintegrity.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-12 03:40:50 PM  
Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom.  I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.
 
2013-07-12 04:12:11 PM  

vernonFL: Nigel gave me a drawing that said 44 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

[lostintegrity.files.wordpress.com image 575x343]


He he!!

/BTW... What's a Kim Dotcom?
 
2013-07-12 04:38:51 PM  
www.watchcartoononline.com

RIP Kim Dotcom
 
2013-07-12 04:45:52 PM  
blatz514
Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom. I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.


Let me sum him up this way:
if someone sympathizes with this criminal(*) douchebag rather than you, you can look for your public image and reputation at the bottom of some cesspit.

(*) not meant as a reference to the Megaupload BS
 
2013-07-12 04:45:55 PM  

vernonFL: Nigel gave me a drawing that said 44 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

[lostintegrity.files.wordpress.com image 575x343]


came here for stonehenge. left satisfied.
 
2013-07-12 04:52:56 PM  
At least it wasn't Best Kim Jr.
 
2013-07-12 04:54:11 PM  

The Voice of Doom: blatz514
Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom. I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.

Let me sum him up this way:
if someone sympathizes with this criminal(*) douchebag rather than you, you can look for your public image and reputation at the bottom of some cesspit.

(*) not meant as a reference to the Megaupload BS


Without having to read the whole Wiki thang, what did he do?
 
2013-07-12 04:54:27 PM  
While my penis really does appreciate what Kim Dotcom has contributed to it, I'm not sure I'd want to see a projection of him at any height any where.
 
2013-07-12 04:59:19 PM  

violentsalvation: Damn that must be our smallest embassy.


I actually clicked out and was going to another thread when the joke caught up to me:
40"...
Picture in article...
Smallest embassy...

HAH!

/I am going to drive very carefully home now
 
2013-07-12 05:01:59 PM  

blatz514: The Voice of Doom: blatz514
Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom. I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.

Let me sum him up this way:
if someone sympathizes with this criminal(*) douchebag rather than you, you can look for your public image and reputation at the bottom of some cesspit.

(*) not meant as a reference to the Megaupload BS

Without having to read the whole Wiki thang, what did he do?


He ran a file locker site. FBI raided his house in New Zealand and shutdown his company.

He has successfully fought extradition by making New Zealand authorities look like US toadies.

/Also he was the worlds #1 Call of Duty Player
 
2013-07-12 05:03:01 PM  

blatz514: The Voice of Doom: blatz514
Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom. I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.

Let me sum him up this way:
if someone sympathizes with this criminal(*) douchebag rather than you, you can look for your public image and reputation at the bottom of some cesspit.

(*) not meant as a reference to the Megaupload BS

Without having to read the whole Wiki thang, what did he do?


He was the guy behind the Megaupload site that stored a lot of info for a lot of people.  The site was shut down because it heavily facilitated piracy of digital content (movies, games, you name it).  There were legal higenks involved in the shut down by the New Zealand and American governments.  It pissed a lot of people off and now they support Kim Dotcom.

However, Kim is a total douche and a lot of people tend to ignore he is a born scam artist/fraudster.
 
2013-07-12 05:07:04 PM  
I find it funny that this is done by a country who only recently has left its Stasi past and has museums dedicated to how absolutely paranoid its nation and people were that they criticize the USA for its intrusion. Last time I had a birthday card sent to me, it wasn't opened by my government, resealed with a clone stamp with the contents document and money removed.
 
2013-07-12 05:07:45 PM  
Isn't that that chic that gives computer advise on the radio?
 
2013-07-12 05:08:35 PM  
img835.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-12 05:10:47 PM  

blatz514: Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom.  I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.


It's okay, I had to Google "Gloogle". I had no idea what that meant... I know of still don't.
 
2013-07-12 05:11:40 PM  
 
2013-07-12 05:15:09 PM  
The article didn't say whether or not anyone was actually arrested. It just said that there was an investigation. Also the embassy didn't want to press any charges. So basically nothing will happen and nobody will be arrested.
 
2013-07-12 05:15:14 PM  
Some guys don't know Kim (Schmitz) Dotcom? Welcome to "Neuland" (as our *meeeeeeep* chancellor said)...

/for those who don't speak german: "The Internet is a new land for us all..."
//sorry, but i AM german, and i work since 20 years with/on zhe intertubes
///politicans... meh.
 
2013-07-12 05:15:15 PM  

mcreadyblue: He ran a file locker site.


SN1987a goes boom: He was the guy behind the Megaupload site


Thanks to you both.  That helps tremendously since I'm a complete moran when it comes to IT/computer stuff.
 
2013-07-12 05:15:47 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I find it funny that this is done by a country who only recently has left its Stasi past and has museums dedicated to how absolutely paranoid its nation and people were that they criticize the USA for its intrusion. Last time I had a birthday card sent to me, it wasn't opened by my government, resealed with a clone stamp with the contents document and money removed.


You're getting two countries with a similar name confused.
The image projection happened in Germany, the Stasi was an East-German agency. Big difference.
 
2013-07-12 05:16:31 PM  
SN1987a goes boom:
He was the guy behind the Megaupload site that stored a lot of info for a lot of people.  The site was shut down because it heavilyallegedly facilitated piracy of digital content (movies, games, you name it).  There were legal higenks involved in the shut down by the New Zealand and American governments.  It pissed a lot of people off and now they support Kim Dotcom.

However, Kim is a total douche and a lot of people tend to ignore he is a born scam artist/fraudster.


This one is interesting, a business was shut down and assets were seized without due process.  Dotcom was freed in New Zealand after NZ determined the raid on his home by their elite SWAT like police was not justified, or legal (in NZ).  Dotcom may be a d-bag (decide for yourself), but that isn't a crime.

I have no idea if he's guilty or not, and even if Megaupload was involved, was he personally involved? I do know that all web hosting sites of any significant size have a % of stuff that is protected by copyrights. Will Youtube be shut down at some point for this?
 
2013-07-12 05:17:32 PM  

vernonFL: Nigel gave me a drawing that said 44 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

[lostintegrity.files.wordpress.com image 575x343]


Came for the Spinal Tap.

Leaving satisfied. ^_^
 
2013-07-12 05:19:29 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I find it funny that this is done by a country who only recently has left its Stasi past and has museums dedicated to how absolutely paranoid its nation and people were that they criticize the USA for its intrusion. Last time I had a birthday card sent to me, it wasn't opened by my government, resealed with a clone stamp with the contents document and money removed.


This isn't done by Germany.

Also

Berlin police are investigating whether an artist who projected "United Stasi of America" onto the US embassy in the German capital earlier this week could be charged with a criminal offence.

That's really what's wrong with the world. Why bother looking to see if you can arrest him? Perhaps you should stop and ask if you should. The answer is no. He projected an image. Big whoop. Farking hell.

If this is NSFW then you work somewhere rubbish, or are a puritan, but it's a similar thing, but better, because it involves the good form of nudity.
 
2013-07-12 05:24:20 PM  

Gabrielmot: blatz514: Here's where Fark crushes me, but I had to Gloogle Kim Dotcom.  I had no idea who the hell the guy was...I kind of still don't.

It's okay, I had to Google "Gloogle". I had no idea what that meant... I know of still don't.


Have a couple cocktails and say it again.  It will make much more sense.
 
2013-07-12 05:24:57 PM  
Kim Dotcom: So feared by the Copyright Mafia, that now the U.S. is even going after Mirages
 
2013-07-12 05:28:45 PM  

Fritriac: Some guys don't know Kim (Schmitz) Dotcom? Welcome to "Neuland" (as our *meeeeeeep* chancellor said)...

/for those who don't speak german: "The Internet is a new land for us all..."
//sorry, but i AM german, and i work since 20 years with/on zhe intertubes
///politicans... meh.


A lesser man would have used this post as an excuse to act like a grammar Nazi, but that's not how I roll.

*Walks away whistling while jingling pocket change.*
 
2013-07-12 05:29:05 PM  
Don't know why, but I thought this was in reference to Christina Model....wierd
 
2013-07-12 05:30:38 PM  

blatz514: .. I know of still don't.

Have a couple cocktails and say it again.  It will make much more sense.


I thought it was kind of funny that I made a typo while making fun of yours... ;-)
 
2013-07-12 05:35:16 PM  

blatz514: mcreadyblue: He ran a file locker site.

SN1987a goes boom: He was the guy behind the Megaupload site

Thanks to you both.  That helps tremendously since I'm a complete moran when it comes to IT/computer stuff.


Yeah, what everyone seems to forget is that "He was eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and an assortment of other charges. " - Basically he was a for-profit hacker dealing in stolen credit cards and computer access.

Later he plead guilty to embezzling a shiat-ton of money and from the way I read it was also guilty of running a "pump and dump" scheme (where you tell everyone what a great investment a stock is to drive up the price and then dump your own holdings).

He basically scum who everyone thinks is a hero.

Now, Megaupload may have been a legit business being run legally, but I'm sure he was aware that people were using it to distribute copyrighted material, but in many people's eyes that just makes him a hero because who the hell should have to pay for music, movies or books?
 
2013-07-12 05:44:08 PM  

Gabrielmot: blatz514: .. I know of still don't.

Have a couple cocktails and say it again.  It will make much more sense.

I thought it was kind of funny that I made a typo while making fun of yours... ;-)


Ha!  The funny thing is, I always write it that way.  Not sure why...perhaps I was drunk and tried saying it correctly and came out Gloogles.
 
2013-07-12 05:44:33 PM  
40"?

Nothing about Dotcom is 40 inches
 
2013-07-12 05:46:32 PM  

Slaxl: the money is in the banana stand: I find it funny that this is done by a country who only recently has left its Stasi past and has museums dedicated to how absolutely paranoid its nation and people were that they criticize the USA for its intrusion. Last time I had a birthday card sent to me, it wasn't opened by my government, resealed with a clone stamp with the contents document and money removed.

This isn't done by Germany.

Also

Berlin police are investigating whether an artist who projected "United Stasi of America" onto the US embassy in the German capital earlier this week could be charged with a criminal offence.

That's really what's wrong with the world. Why bother looking to see if you can arrest him? Perhaps you should stop and ask if you should. The answer is no. He projected an image. Big whoop. Farking hell.

If this is NSFW then you work somewhere rubbish, or are a puritan, but it's a similar thing, but better, because it involves the good form of nudity.


That's hot. But I gotta say Godzilla would be a hell of a lot funnier.
 
2013-07-12 06:10:08 PM  

Rhypskallion: SN1987a goes boom:
He was the guy behind the Megaupload site that stored a lot of info for a lot of people.  The site was shut down because it heavilyallegedly facilitated piracy of digital content (movies, games, you name it).  There were legal higenks involved in the shut down by the New Zealand and American governments.  It pissed a lot of people off and now they support Kim Dotcom.

However, Kim is a total douche and a lot of people tend to ignore he is a born scam artist/fraudster.

This one is interesting, a business was shut down and assets were seized without due process.  Dotcom was freed in New Zealand after NZ determined the raid on his home by their elite SWAT like police was not justified, or legal (in NZ).  Dotcom may be a d-bag (decide for yourself), but that isn't a crime.

I have no idea if he's guilty or not, and even if Megaupload was involved, was he personally involved? I do know that all web hosting sites of any significant size have a % of stuff that is protected by copyrights. Will Youtube be shut down at some point for this?


There is evidence to suggest he not only knew about the file sharing but also facilitated it out of greed.  Some of his emails have made it to the public press on this.

Also, sites like Youtube (in particular), to their credit, actually remove copyrighted material when its found.  Although this can lead to other problems (since it relies on bot search algorithms and user submitted reports), it is at least an attempt to enforce laws and respect IP.
 
2013-07-12 06:10:23 PM  
Life size.
 
2013-07-12 06:20:04 PM  
So it was a model sized version of his ego?
 
2013-07-12 06:21:10 PM  

Jesus built my hybrid: Isn't that that chic that gives computer advise on the radio?


No, that's Kim Kristine Komando.

/Paula Deen's even more racist cousin
 
2013-07-12 06:26:34 PM  
If you people insist on sticking to Imperial measures, LEARN TO USE THEM GODDAMIT.
 
2013-07-12 06:34:48 PM  
I

violentsalvation: Damn that must be our smallest embassy.


Eh, it's a good size. Interesting mural at the entrance of the embassy, and the embassy is located between the huge Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Brandenburg Gate.

img818.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-12 06:37:49 PM  

skinink: I violentsalvation: Damn that must be our smallest embassy.

Eh, it's a good size. Interesting mural at the entrance of the embassy, and the embassy is located between the huge Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Brandenburg Gate.

[img818.imageshack.us image 800x533]


To be fair, I'd bet the mural was designed by a German. And I'm sure he was paid a pretty pfennig.
 
2013-07-12 06:38:18 PM  
One thing I will never forgive the government for is turning Kim Dotcom, one of the biggest douchebags alive today, into a free speech hero. Seriously. I mean, I get that generally, free speech icons are going to be people who do or say unpopular things, so they're usually going to be douchebags, but that doesn't have to be the case. What ever happened to our George Carlins and Lenny Bruces? Where are the guys and girls I can cheer on, rather than simply not oppose?
 
Esn
2013-07-12 06:40:58 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Rhypskallion: SN1987a goes boom:
He was the guy behind the Megaupload site that stored a lot of info for a lot of people.  The site was shut down because it heavilyallegedly facilitated piracy of digital content (movies, games, you name it).  There were legal higenks involved in the shut down by the New Zealand and American governments.  It pissed a lot of people off and now they support Kim Dotcom.

However, Kim is a total douche and a lot of people tend to ignore he is a born scam artist/fraudster.

This one is interesting, a business was shut down and assets were seized without due process.  Dotcom was freed in New Zealand after NZ determined the raid on his home by their elite SWAT like police was not justified, or legal (in NZ).  Dotcom may be a d-bag (decide for yourself), but that isn't a crime.

I have no idea if he's guilty or not, and even if Megaupload was involved, was he personally involved? I do know that all web hosting sites of any significant size have a % of stuff that is protected by copyrights. Will Youtube be shut down at some point for this?

There is evidence to suggest he not only knew about the file sharing but also facilitated it out of greed.  Some of his emails have made it to the public press on this.

Also, sites like Youtube (in particular), to their credit, actually remove copyrighted material when its found.  Although this can lead to other problems (since it relies on bot search algorithms and user submitted reports), it is at least an attempt to enforce laws and respect IP.


MegaUpload also removed copyrighted material - they actually gave US entertainment companies direct access to the servers to do that.

Even if they did do something wrong, how is it fair that the US unilaterally destroyed a foreign company, seized all their assets, prevented them from having any money to mount a legal defence, and tried to destroy the evidence? (the European data center that was holding much of the data recently deleted it due to US pressure)

And always remember: <b>MegaUpload was destroyed one day after the SOPA bill failed to pass through congress due to massive public protests</b>.  Those two things are linked.
 
Esn
2013-07-12 06:44:45 PM  
Whoops, I screwed up the HTML in that last comment...

Also, check out the footage of the FBI-ordered raid on Kim Dotcom's house over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmObwguVmEI
 
2013-07-12 06:44:47 PM  

Nuuu: One thing I will never forgive the government for is turning Kim Dotcom, one of the biggest douchebags alive today, into a free speech hero. Seriously. I mean, I get that generally, free speech icons are going to be people who do or say unpopular things, so they're usually going to be douchebags, but that doesn't have to be the case. What ever happened to our George Carlins and Lenny Bruces? Where are the guys and girls I can cheer on, rather than simply not oppose?


Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Sometimes they are look like a very large sack of potatoes.
 
2013-07-12 06:53:56 PM  

violentsalvation: Damn that must be our smallest embassy.


It is actually one of our largest.  Not like fortress Baghdad, but it is a big building as Embassy's go.
 
2013-07-12 07:11:47 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-07-12 07:33:01 PM  
SN1987a goes boom:

There is evidence to suggest he not only knew about the file sharing but also facilitated it out of greed.  Some of his emails have made it to the public press on this.

 I can't find these press article emails you reference.    If you could please post some links, I would very much enjoy reading them.
 
2013-07-12 08:00:49 PM  
Rhypskallion:
 I can't find these press article emails you reference.    If you could please post some links, I would very much enjoy reading them.

To be clear, I've read the indictment, which refers to some really interesting and potentially incriminating emails, however I have not seen any copies of actual emails.
 
2013-07-12 08:02:29 PM  
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