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Archive for June 22nd, 2006
US Threatens Trade Sanctions Against Sweden
Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at 12:00 pm.

US threatens trade sanctions against Sweden because of thepiratebay
So, yet again, the US is being stupid and they try to force other countries to do stuff. Like for Sweden to shut down ThePirateBay.

ThePirateBay is a BitTorrent tracker that was attacked by a raid on May 31. Yet another civil rights violation by idiots.

Then, the US is basically forcing Sweden to shut down ThePirateBay.

How stupid.

Can we just leave Sweden alone? It’s not like their leaders are idiots or something. Well, let me rephrase that. Can we just leave ThePirateBay alone!? Maybe they can move to Canada or Denmark or something.

Jeez.

And as a sidebar, I invite you to read the Legal Threats page on ThePirateBay. Absolutely hilarious.

Last.fm is Sick.
Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at 9:48 am.

I just checked out Last.fm, thinking it was an inconvenient site in which you had this Flash player and you picked tracks to play and you had this thing you could show on your site to show which songs you played. I thought that was pretty stupid.

Until I checked it out.

Well, it’s not the same thing. Last.fm is, at best definition, an aggregator for the tracks you play on your iTunes or Windows Media Player (which is not cool.) Using data from the tracks you play from iTunes, it somehow figures out (using math, probably) which songs you might want to encounter on Last.fm radio.

So yeah, Last.fm is pretty much a radio station, but you can customize stuff. I use it most for a thing that automatically gets what I play on iTunes when I’m on my computer and shows it.

Good stuff. Check it out. Last.fm.