keladry_lupin: (I Say! (Bertie))
Seen at [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not:

2vb90ld


I had a few questions that Tabby answered here. It looks like fun to me, so I've signed up!
keladry_lupin: (Ew Not Enough Vomit in the World)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] apiphile at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] alizarin_nyc at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dameruth at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jjpor at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] abbyromanaat Signal Boost
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatchat Signal Boost
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_penat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA


Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

keladry_lupin: (F*#@)
Plagiarism! [livejournal.com profile] severely_lupine explains what's happening at her blog: http://severely-lupine.livejournal.com/125647.html

FF.n's Capcha isn't letting me report the abuse via the website, even though I'm entering the correct characters, so I sent an e-mail to reportabuse@fanfiction.com. Read more... )

Let's go get 'em.

EDIT: Mission accomplished. The plagiarist claims someone else hacked into her account and posted the fic. Whether this story is true or not, she's apologized and taken "Bride" down. Thanks for the support!

*huge grin*
keladry_lupin: (Duck Butt)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] bonsaibetz at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
It's still Black March.  Do not go to the movies, buy DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, newspapers or download any purchased songs in the month of March.  Want to see Hunger Games?  Me too.  Wait one more week and see it Sunday April 1st if you're serious about taking a stand against this.  Watch my previous post of Part 4 of Everything is a Remix.  This copy write fuckery is covered in that video.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] sabrebabe at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] voxangelus at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] paean_sf at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012


(this is an edited version of [livejournal.com profile] lk737's post here)

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. No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly.

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



outraged

Feb. 17th, 2012 02:50 pm
keladry_lupin: (F*#@)
Seen at http://tammypierce.livejournal.com/65003.html

From ColorofChange.org:

During a recent interview with the hip-hop magazine XXL, rapper Too $hort encouraged teenage boys to “turn girls out” by pushing “her up against the wall.”1 The 45-year-old rapper continued, graphically urging his audience to put their hands inside the underwear of middle school-aged girls in order to achieve what he called “mind manipulation.” The magazine packaged the disturbing monologue under the headline “Fatherly Advice From Too $hort.”

Rhetoric like this has real effects on girls in our communities. A new study reveals that a staggering three out of five Black girls experience sexual assault by the time they turn 18.2 So why did the XXL staff, led by Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, allow this video to appear on its site?

Join us in calling on Harris Publications Inc., publisher of XXL, to fire Satten and explain what steps they’ll take to make sure that sexual violence directed at girls and women is not tolerated at their magazines and websites. When we do, we’ll send a message to the entertainment media industry that we won’t be silent while one of its companies demeans and endangers our children.

Please click below to sign the petition, and ask your family and friends to do the same. It only takes a moment:

http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/protectgirls
keladry_lupin: (Bilbo Reading Contract)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] digitalwave at Seems I Am Not The Only One...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
...who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.





ETA
We can't usually afford to do much in a given month regardless but I'll gladly save any money we would have spent to help this cause. Megaupload was just the beginning. If we don't make our voices heard now the internet will soon change and it won't be for the better.

*hugs*

You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments)
keladry_lupin: (Aaah (Stephen))
Busy morning! )

Signal boost: [livejournal.com profile] droxy picked up a greedy, aggressive virus that not only got through her McAfee antivirus software, but it came to her via DeviantArt, so it got through their firewalls, too:

I got nailed with an AV virus while cleaning up posts on Deviant Art--- that means there is a very aggressive virus. It got through McAffees, it got through my router, and it got through firewall, and it got trhough Deviant Art. I know Kaspersky was better. This virus has been around for awhile, so McAffeys should have caught it.

What I got was called "XP Antivirus 2012" program that looks like microsoft but it is not. My Dell seems susceptable to these type of virus (the AV type). Last one I got was the same type (an AV) but picked up on a different web site.

These virus are nasty as they try to scare you into parting with your money.

One I realized what happened I pulled my lan cable. The viral scum had the program trying to run ping, and I shut down alot of processes on my dell. I have to do a lot of clean up on my dell.

No point in you commenting to this, just be warned and keep off Deviant Art for awhile.

WARNING: I am updating this post to warn you this virus is one nasty MoFo. The fixes on the net do not work. Those are old. This virus has been updated and it overrides windows safe mode (the fix offered on the net). This virus disabled my McAffees, System Mechanic, System restore (the other big fix when nothing else works), and the ability to run regedit (registry edit). In other words, it doesn't allow you to manually remove it. I have a back up hard drive. Yes, a hard drive. We are in the process of wiping my other drive. This is a long fix and a PITA. My advice at this point to all of you is ensure you clean your systems and make a back up to a spearate hard drive if you have one and make a system restore point anyway. If these assholes nailed the DeviantArt server, they are probably on other servers. Last time we got a virus was from a lawn care site and a sewing machine site. Do not think your apple is safe either. What makes these nasty is they come into your system trough your session versus a drirect attack on your computer.
keladry_lupin: (I Approve of This Post)
http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/2011/06/fallacies.html

WORD.

If that wasn't enough, her outfit of the day is fantastic, too.
keladry_lupin: (I Can Kill You With My Brain (John))
I've copied and pasted [livejournal.com profile] droxy's post, who got this from [livejournal.com profile] junewilliams7:

"I have a friend, Amber, who wrote a great Pride and Prejudice fanfic years ago. She just found out someone is plagiarising it on ff.net as a Twilight fic by just using different character names -- switching Elizabeth to Bella, Caroline to Victoria, etc. This twit even borrowed my friend's name, calling herself "Amber R Cullen"!

If you have a ff.net account, please go to the story:
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7011974/1/What_the_Heart_Wants

In the lower left corner is a pulldown box that says "Add Story to Favorites" -- pull down the options and choose "Report Possible Abuse" and click Go. On the next little window, for "Type of Abuse" select "Not Allowed." For "Description," type "PLAGIARISM". Then type in the spambot code and submit.

I've heard that ff.net is slow to remove plagiarised stories, but I'm hoping that with more people reporting it, they will act faster. Thank you!"

Let's go get her.
keladry_lupin: (I Never Finish Anyth)
In the unlikely event you aren't aware, [livejournal.com profile] petulantpoetess is having an auction to raise money to support the archive. You can bid on food, crafts, fics, digital art, and other stuff, and the money you pay will go toward supporting The Petulant Poetess.

I don't have the time to offer anything (my gift queue is ten long already), though I shall take a look to see if there's anything I want to bid on. Maybe a cheerleader to get my rear in gear so I can finish a fic or three, 'cause ... *points to icon* If that actually is what the cheerleader category means; I haven't done my research yet.
keladry_lupin: (Got Your Back (Minerva and Sibyll))
I got a reply to one of my unlocked posts from [livejournal.com profile] averygoodun's mom:

Hi. This is [Avery]'s mom here. I'm trying to let her friends know she's in the hospital with pneumococcal meningitis and can use all the prayers, positive thoughts and good vibes you all can send her way. Thank you

I'm not sure how many of Avery's other friends got something like this too, but I wanted to pass it along anyway, so let's please keep her in our thoughts (and prayers, for them as says 'em).

Thank you.
keladry_lupin: (Dalek Please)
Plagiarism!

The first chapter of [livejournal.com profile] snarkywench_64's marvelous Harry/Hermione fic, Altered Perspectives, was stolen in 2008 by a yutz who goes by khaelmohrdan at Mugglenet:

http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=78946&chapter=1

Please help SnarkyWench by reporting the fic as stolen to the powers that be.
keladry_lupin: (I Approve of This Post)
http://twitchange.com/#

It's a fundraiser to help special needs children in Haiti, and over a hundred celebrities are participating, including the lovely Stephen Fry. Bidding for Stephen is at $610.00, which is way out of my price range, but it'd be worth it if I could afford it to have Stephen follow me for three months! (Then I could buy one of those "Stephen Fry follows me on Twitter" t-shirts.)

All the celebrities participating are listed along the left side of this page. Take a look!

In other news, the library's newsletter meeting starts in five minutes, and JD (who keeps extra chatter to a minimum) won't be there. If I never get out of there, remember me fondly.

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