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For a moment I thought... (4, Funny)

PaulBu (473180) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781466)

That UK actually has an official Ministry of Sound (as in, Govt. agency) ! :)

Paul B.

Re:For a moment I thought... (0, Offtopic)

PaulBu (473180) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781490)

And it still feels strange that I managed to actually RTFA (MOS is a litigious recording label over there, apparently), and *still* get the first post -- which probably means that Anonymous works are by now of no interest to an average /.er *at all*! ;)

Paul B.

Re:For a moment I thought... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781738)

And it still feels strange that I managed to actually RTFA (MOS is a litigious recording label over there, apparently), and *still* get the first post

You didn't get the first post, fuckstick. Lower your threshold and you'll find that this post [slashdot.org] beat your post [slashdot.org]. Note that your comment ID is 10 posts later than the AC's comment ID.

Re:For a moment I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781894)

I just assumed all the slashdotters were too busy *participating* to FP.

Offtopic, but I'm really curious (4, Interesting)

zill (1690130) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781554)

Are there any laws governing what you can legally name your organization?

Can I register a corporation under the name "Federal government of the United States"?

Re:Offtopic, but I'm really curious (5, Funny)

Jesse_vd (821123) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781656)

It worked out pretty well for the Federal Reserve

Re:Offtopic, but I'm really curious (5, Informative)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782018)

We've a scam company here in the UK called London Mint Office. It's not affiliated with the real mint at all, but somehow they get away with it. It's just on the right side of legal - the standard 'didn't read the small print,' where the customer is offered what looks like a good deal on a product (A commorative coin) but isn't clearly told that in accepting the agreement they are also agreeing to be direct-debited for a case full of overpriced junk coins every month... and the only way to get out of the deal is via a phone line that is always unavailable.

Re:Offtopic, but I'm really curious (5, Informative)

cappp (1822388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781752)

There are loads of laws that are applicable. Trademark and obscenity are likely to be the ones you run into most - try registering Fucking Microsoft for instance - but there's also a bunch of regulations controlling the use of characters, abbreviations, and all of that. I did a quick search and found a great list [companieshouse.gov.uk] of British restrictions on specific terms including

Accredited, Auditor General for Wales, Bank, British, House of Lords, University,

and so on. A general rule of thumb - if it has the potential to mislead you probably need to get some permission.

Re:Offtopic, but I'm really curious (1)

Noitatsidem (1701520) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781848)

To be fair, a ministry can also refer to religion... So... Uh... Wait, is this some crazy cult?

Re:Offtopic, but I'm really curious (4, Interesting)

arivanov (12034) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782062)

Depends on the country.

15+ years ago the current Bulgarian prime minister business was called "First Private Police". That was in the first years after the fall of the berlin wall and funnily enough they were more efficient and less corrupt than the police proper. IIRC the ministry of the interior tried to sue them for trademarke infringment and failed. So they started stopping their cars for 2h checks every time they had to attend to an incident in progress, arrest their staff for nealry anything and so on until they forced a name change.

So it depends. The government has "its ways". Now are they going to apply them is a different matter

No it's not an official Department of the Ministry (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781706)

Ministry of Sound is a very popular electronic music record label... specifically Trance. I've often wondered the same thing. It's like a record label here in the states being named Department of Sound and NOT specifically U.S. Department of Sound. Since Ministry is a general word they can get away with it. The word ministry actually has to do with religion correct? So why does the U.K. name all their departments with that connotation anyway? I say the U.K. govt gets what it deserves for improperly using the word in the first place. That's my 2 cents though.

Re:No it's not an official Department of the Minis (1)

billsayswow (1681722) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781756)

Ministry and minister can be used in both a religious context and a government context, they aren't using the word incorrectly. Many governments also use those words in those ways. Go home, sit down, turn off the lights, and stay there. Do us a favour.

Re:No it's not an official Department of the Minis (1)

Adambomb (118938) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781952)

i'd almost prefer if he was right just so i could see what a Defense Ministers church service would be like.

Re:For a moment I thought... (1)

jaweekes (938376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781710)

It's a sillier name than the Ministry of Silly Walks.
Sorry, but I had to get Python in there somewhere...

Re:For a moment I thought... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33782058)

They do, it is to the right of the Ministry of Magic. If in doubt, ask Emma Watson for directions, she works in the neighbourhood.

Fuck Anonymous (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781486)

I'm helping to close 4chan and bringing legal action against moot. Basically I've been documenting the massive amounts of CP that is posted on this site. I time how long the threads remain active after they are reported (sometimes hours) and I log how many CP topics are posted in a day.

My case is simple. 4chan has mods and its easy to solve the CP problem but moot doesn't want to because CP is a BIG part of the appeal of this place. So I'm creating an overwhelming body of evidence to take to the FBI and the State Attorney General's Office. (Moot and I live in the same state. So I can SUE him. Which I'm going to do.) My plan is to ruin him utterly. I really hope the case destroys his life. He fucking deserves it for all the CP he's allowed to be spread through this web site.

4chan is the largest distributor of CP on the web.

Fuck you moot, fuck you 4chan. See you in court faggot.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781512)

Hey... that's a nice case you have there. It would be a shame if something happened to it.

Like... your documentation of child pornagraphy being used against you. It would be a damn shame being labeled a child molester by your neighborhood, even if you're acquited.

Sincerely, an Anonymous Prosecutor.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (2, Informative)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781652)

I've seen this post dozens of times now. I'd be rather surprised if it were the same person every time, and highly suspect it's nothing more than a carefully engineered piece of fiction designed to get responses such as yours.

tl;dr: it's a troll dude.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781798)

given

this web site

this site

this place

It was probably first posted to 4chan.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781654)

OP did look for CP and check them all out.
To have proof he must have many examples of them, him not being an officer acting on a case makes him a guy just collecting child pornography

We can't have pervs like him on the web!

Re:Fuck Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781564)

LOL

You have no case with what you just said.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781588)

I notified the FBI that 4han was keeping CP on their servers and by way of that distributing it. 4chan received the threat of immediate shut down unless spam was removed and the chans were moderated.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781600)

I notified the FBI that 4han was keeping CP on their servers and by way of that distributing it. 4chan received the threat of immediate shut down unless spam was removed and the chans were moderated.

LOL, you poor fool.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781638)

4han... now with ewok pron?

Re:Fuck Anonymous (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781608)

I'm with you on all points, but why are you so angry at Canada Post?!

Re:Fuck Anonymous (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781674)

ITS SOCIALIST!!! fuck that shit mand

Re:Fuck Anonymous (2, Interesting)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781970)

I'm with you on all points, but why are you so angry at Canada Post?!

Because they sometime deliver Child Pornography and so should be shut down.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781722)

PROTIP: Moot moved to California for his canv.as startup. Lurk more.

Re:Fuck Anonymous (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33782076)

I time how long the threads remain active after they are reported (sometimes hours) and I log how many CP topics are posted in a day.

Strange, normally their lifetime seems to be a few minutes before getting nuked (unless you count threads that live on for hours before someone posts child porn and they then get deleted).

4chan has mods and its easy to solve the CP problem but moot doesn't want to because CP is a BIG part of the appeal of this place.

Well, they do what they can. Sort of like how you're using stale "copypasta" in what amounts to a lame attempt to troll, it's just that they are infinitely more competent.

4chan is the largest distributor of CP on the web.

Riiiiiiight....

Some scary files (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781498)

Was the new Brittany Spears album really that bad?

http://www.fftheuntoldstory.com/savefreakyflickermovie.html

Hope this was what the attack US has warned about (2, Funny)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781508)

Hope this was what the terrorist attack US warned about yesterday. It seemed pretty restricted then.

Should have stayed relevant (5, Insightful)

yamamushi (903955) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781528)

Ministry of Sound has been struggling a lot lately, http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/21/ministry-of-sound-threat [guardian.co.uk] . They haven't really stayed relevant in the electronic music world lately, so it won't be a big loss to see them disappear in the near future irregardless of file sharers. As a music producer and dj here in Austin, I feel obligated to buy the music I play and remix (mainly because I'm friends with producers who've burned that unspoken respect into my style, Francis Preve, Josh Gabriel, etc.). When labels go out of their way to pursue file sharers, I feel obligated to go out of my way to find their tracks through non-conventional methods. Not everyone has money to dish out for music, but they will pay to go to shows, clubs, raves, etc. Let them appreciate the art! When was the last time Ministry of Sound put out a track that reached the top 10 charts on beatport.com ? When was the last time Toolroom Knights did? Music evolves, and it feels like they pressed the B button to hold themselves back on purpose.

Re:Should have stayed relevant (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781560)

Any excuse to not pay for something you want is a good one, we understand. ;)

Re:Should have stayed relevant (-1, Troll)

The Hatchet (1766306) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781612)

Yea, I mean, those lazy assholes should totally spend that 20 bucks that could go towards food or heating or rent on an overpriced album instead. The greedy bastards thinking they are entitled to everything, they should rot in the fucking streets and starve to death, because they weren't born into money like I was, what the fuck were they thinking? Douche bags. We should totally hunt down every last one of them. *pure sarcasm*

Re:Should have stayed relevant (2, Informative)

Adambomb (118938) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781972)

Because you cant possible do without your own copy. I mean, its right in there with food shelter and basic services. Isn't it?

By implying that you have some sort of need to consume their work but just can't or won't pay for it you're legitimizing the bastards. If no one decided to want personal copies of media that has shitty pricing, then the bastards would die out.

Re:Should have stayed relevant (2, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781614)

They should have pressed up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A instead.

Re:Should have stayed relevant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781664)

what the hell is beatport, and why should i care?

Re:Should have stayed relevant (4, Informative)

lightversusdark (922292) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781810)

Ministry of Sound is still one of the better clubs in London, especially with the closure of Matter, so they are still providing a venue for shows, clubs, raves, etc. The better promoters prefer Fabric as it's not as "corporate" as the others.
The brand itself has been diluted to worthlessness. You can get MoS branded alarm clocks and iPod docks FFS.
The label, while being the biggest indie label in the world, just churns out compilations - The Annual, Best of Happy Hardcore volume 40 etc.
The company does still release credible records, but they are all on imprints like Hed Kandi and particularly Data Records. Eric Prydz is at the top of his game, and Example is riding high in the charts.
Palumbo is a businessman, and that he would jump on the opportunity to screw a few more pennies out of file-sharers doesn't surprise me in the least.

Re:Should have stayed relevant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781968)

I wonder if they were targeted precisely because of their name ("Ministry of Sound" being a Big Brother reference...)

Re:Should have stayed relevant (1)

Molt (116343) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782272)

Is it intended to be a Big Brother reference? I always assumed that it had taken inspiration for the name, as Orwell did, from the real life UK ministry names such as "Ministry of Defence" as "Ministry of Justice".

Re:Should have stayed relevant (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33782064)

Your average MoS compilation is bus compressed so hard that I don't dare subject my amps to it, go anywhere near the clip light with that stuff and you know your spending a significant fraction of your time putting out DC.

Captcha was compress, creepy

Wow (5, Funny)

BancBoy (578080) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782230)

Your average MoS compilation is bus compressed so hard that I don't dare subject my amps to it, go anywhere near the clip light with that stuff and you know your spending a significant fraction of your time putting out DC.

Wow! I don't know what half that meant, but it sounded damn insightful!

Re:Should have stayed relevant (1)

Ross D Anderson (1020653) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782234)

It may be physically one of the better venues, but the nights they offer are well below par for what can be found with a bit of searching online - They're commercialised to hell and back now and about the only event they put on that's worth visiting is secretsundaze.

Let them appreciate the art!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781978)

When is the last time music made you think?

hmmm (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781556)

The Ministry of Sound sounds like it could be an 80's rap group. Anyway, I would put money on them trying to identify and sue all the IPs DDOSing them.

Re:hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781604)

Re:hmmm (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782034)

Dude, DDOSing with proxies would slow down your interval JUST A LITTLE BIT. I don't think that would work lol. I think the theory is there are so many thousands of IPs that singling one out would be pointless and possibly not even legal and getting info on all of them would be impossible.

Re:hmmm (1)

pyrosine (1787666) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782206)

The trick of the matter is that there are genuine botnets taking part (and when I say that, I mean probably doing most of the DDoSing) so identifying and suing all DDoSers would end up with them having more compaints than ACS:Law ever did

When I was a kid we just played pool all day... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781598)

It's nice to see kids these days cooperating with each other to make the world a better place.

Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (2, Interesting)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781616)

From a purely digital pyromania perspective (I am not a participant in this, but I like to watch things burn) it would be much more fun if the internal networks and personal computers of these organizations where infiltrated (and counterattacks mounted by hired crackers, of course.) Why doesn't this happen? Would we ever know if it had? (I think we would, actually, as long as the attack was detected.) Is it a question of competence or cowardice? These ineffectual DDOS attacks are getting boring. ;_;

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (4, Interesting)

Omnifarious (11933) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781688)

What would be the most amusingly effective is to infiltrate the computers of these organizations and start running filesharing software on them handing out copies of stuff that you just know the MPAA, RIAA or some other organization is going to be really hot about.

Explaining to a judge how their filesharing was totally innocent even though their IP addresses were flagged would be really fun to watch. Also, in 3-strikes jurisdictions, watching their ISPs kick them off the net would also be huge fun.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (1)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781784)

It would be thrown out. I do however see some potential for disrupting the personal lives of the people actually in the organization. Collateral damage should be easy to control as long as the attacker has access to internal communication, yes?

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (2, Interesting)

mpe (36238) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781866)

What would be the most amusingly effective is to infiltrate the computers of these organizations and start running filesharing software on them handing out copies of stuff that you just know the MPAA, RIAA or some other organization is going to be really hot about.

Would you need to? It's not like much evidence appears to be required to accuse a member of the public. Also the MPAA has already been caught "pirating" a movie and software (OSS which takes some serious effort to pirate).

Explaining to a judge how their filesharing was totally innocent even though their IP addresses were flagged would be really fun to watch.

How many such accusations go anywhere near a court.

Also, in 3-strikes jurisdictions, watching their ISPs kick them off the net would also be huge fun.

In such jurisdictions accusations which count as a "strike" have to be made by "annointed entities". Possibly they wouldn't do anything if both accused and accuser were both such entities.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (-1, Troll)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781712)

by Securityemo (1407943)...These ineffectual DDOS attacks are getting boring. ;_;

Says the crying emo-faggot. You're looking a bit fat, I suggest you vomit up that wrap you ate earlier and ditch your macbook in the trash. One more instance of why I believe Mexican justice [time.com] should be implemented wherever you live.

It's time to stomp emos and chew bubble gum...and I just ran out or gum. Pusilanimous emo-skinnies are the cancer that is killing America's once-rebellious youth.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (4, Funny)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781754)

People just don't understand me. Why can't they just accept that we have different sexual drives in life? ;_;

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (-1, Troll)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781964)

It's not that you're gay. Just that if you're gay, you also gotta get shit done, [flickr.com] not sit on the sidelines and be a condescending fruit-rat.

If it makes you feel any better, I voted for your right to marry.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (4, Funny)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782068)

Oh, I'd simply love to 3. But I'm a bit blushing towards building up the protected double-life required for my mommy/gf not finding out about my randy gay orgies with turkish assboys and imported russian manwhores. She'd be so very, very disappointed in me. Ah, santorum, how I long for thee.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782036)

Even the DDoS could be more effective in causing disruption if it were retargetted. The websites don't ultimatly matter a lot, except for that payment system. So concentrate on the payment system, and the email servers. No email means a serious disruption to business operations.

Re:Not enough lulz, it is insufficient. (1)

NoZart (961808) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782090)

because doing so would actually need some more effort than just run a script, i believe. And the majority of 4chan are morons.

This isn't helping (3, Insightful)

Omnifarious (11933) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781618)

I have a lot more respect for the Pirate Party than these Anonymous DDOS attacks. Though I guess I didn't mind too much when they turn-abouts-fair-played the one company awhile back. Ultimately though, resorting to the same tactics as RIAA or whatever other group doesn't help anybody and just makes the attempt to get lawmakers to see reason even more difficult. :-(

Re:This isn't helping (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781698)

any system that fails to leave viable options for civil dissent opens itself to uncivil dissent.

Re:This isn't helping (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781782)

"and just makes the attempt to get lawmakers to see reason even more difficult"

Then they'll just piss more people off. If they remove even more freedoms, they might even alert the average idiot. Then again, I doubt they would do anything, as most people don't even know how to fight for their rights anymore, or care to do so. Some of them even think that breaking the law is always 'bad', I'm willing to bet.

Re:This isn't helping (4, Insightful)

Nursie (632944) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781920)

'Some of them even think that breaking the law is always 'bad', I'm willing to bet."

SOME?

I went on a tour of Alcatraz a few years back, and the guide stopped to explain how the island had been taken over by students/protestors after it had closed as a prison, as a protest about the disenfranchisement of the Native American populations.

It was when she said "And sometimes when we look back from many years afterwards, we can see that (very rarely) breaking the law might be justified or at least we can try to understand their motivations".

That shocked me. That it needed to be spelled out that clearly to some people, that sometimes people break the law for the right reasons, not because they're just hippie scum. It was then that I realised how straight-and-narrow a lot of folks see life. I don't know if they just don't think for themselves or if the buy all the bullshit or what. A lot of people won't even disagree with the government.

Hell, in the UK I heard people say "well if the government tell us we need to go to war in Iraq, then we must need to, it's not like they'd do it for no reason". Now I don't care which side of the should we/shouldn't we debate on iraq you come down on, the government's duty is to prove to the population that invasion of a foreign country is necessary. And the people's duty is to look at and question that proof.

bah. "Sheeple" is an overused cliche, but I truly believe it fits for a lot of people.

Re:This isn't helping (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782004)

"the government's duty is to prove to the population that invasion of a foreign country is necessary"

The government's duty is to obey the people. If the government can make drastic decisions such as this without the consent of a majority of the people, we will keep seeing the same corruption and stupidity that plagues us currently.

"but I truly believe it fits for a lot of people."

99%, I'd say.

Re:This isn't helping (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782108)

They're public servants, not public slaves, so they should serve rather than obey. The crucial difference is that they should actually use some judgement. A good servant will prevent his master from doing something stupid.

Re:This isn't helping (1)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782204)

A tour-guide for alcatraz might have been a somewhat self-selecting sample. But I agree with you. Some sympathy must be had with the people who think "If i just do everything right, I'm a good person and everything will be okay."

Re:This isn't helping (2, Insightful)

b4dc0d3r (1268512) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781992)

I agree, but it gets the issue in the news. Eventually people start asking why they keep doing this, and knowledgeable people should be able to reply with decent, neutral information about copyright problems, enforcement by barratry, settlement letters and why they put the little guy at risk. Add on things like these are the same companies responsible for DRM (can't copy your music where you want to) and levies on blank media used for non-infringing purposes (backup, pictures, your own legally purchased CDs), and it's a great public-relations opportunity.

Even worse, RIAA settlement money goes back into the RIAA coffers, not to the artists. RIAA started this, anyone else now is copyright troll and doesn't even pretend to defend the artists. This is a business model, not copyright enforcement.

The tough part is, the people leading the charge leave it up to other people to explain their actions.

Re:This isn't helping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33782044)

what isn't helping is people blaming file sharing for lost sales. lost sales = poor content, bad marketing, and now to top it off, bad reputation, punishing fans (even if they are too stingy or poor to buy cd's). when a company brings out the lawyers to assault little, mostly poor individuals to make examples of them, they WILL get an example made of them, even if only in the spectacle of their quivering, convulsive death throes. sorry guys, i am not Anonymous, i wouldn't have a clue how or where they organise anything, but when a publisher starts siccing lawyers on people who obviously like the product, i can't help but smile at the growing symmetry i see in front of me.

tell the publishing industry, in general, to grow up and realise that people passing on their media for free are not PIRATES, the dictionary definition of pirate, until the days of audio cassettes, always were at base, thieves, as in, they stole REAL money and valuables. the people sharing files are people who probably, by and large, buy a lot of media, but are such voracious media hounds that they like to gather a bit more. i personally spent about aud$5000 in the last few years on indie cd releases, and i probably have over the years downloaded about the same amount as my income is low. studies have shown that people who download spend more on media than those who don't.

blame the banks if you want to know who the real thieves are. and blame the government cronies that are in their pockets, bought like the corrupt pigs they are. if they weren't pillaging the economy so much and working their butt off to inflate the economy so much so they can suck the real money out of it, then maybe people would stop sharing files so much.

Anonymous won't go away, just the same as teenage angst is never going to go away (perhaps there is a relationship between the two). and poverty won't go away until the law prosecutes thieves who have so much money they can buy their way out.

in the immortal words of Andrew Denton: 'society is to blame'

Re:This isn't helping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33782078)

DDOS was always in the anonymous toolbox though.

Yeah well (2, Informative)

oldmac31310 (1845668) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781646)

Get some free music and share my stuff here. I didn't RTFA and don't really care. Suing people over music is just a bonehead thing to do. See my sig and it will lead you to many musical delights - and horrors!

Holy poorly written summary batman! (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781672)

I had to read the summary 3 times before I actually understood what transpired. It would be nice if:
a)You explained what Anonymous was(is it a group? an unknown attacker? A kind of bug spray?)
b)You explained what the Ministry of Sound is.
c)You didn't repeat the word "website" 3 times in one sentence.

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (4, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781696)

It would be nice if:
a)You explained what Anonymous was(is it a group? an unknown attacker? A kind of bug spray?)

Its you!

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781778)

It would be nice if:
a)You explained what Anonymous was(is it a group? an unknown attacker? A kind of bug spray?)

Its you!

How did you find out? I... I thought I was anonymous!

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781802)

How are you English gentlemen !!

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (1)

AlexiaDeath (1616055) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782176)

Right on the money. Anonymous is the internet mob, made up of rather random individuals that a lot like normal on the street protesters decide that a particular entity is being an ass and make it a little bit difficult to do their business by creating a small scale blockade at their entrance for a day. Nothing new or specially nefarious about it, just a normal social dynamic happening on the internet. The targeted entities should deduct from this that they are not winning any fans and if greed allows just take the message for what it is and change their policies.

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33781794)

"c)You didn't repeat the word "website" 3 times in one sentence."

It's a word. Was it used correctly? If so, it's fine.

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (1)

Lemmy Caution (8378) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782026)

It is poor writing to repeat terms in close succession. Grammatically correct, but stylistically weak. One can almost always find ways to convey the same information without redundancy.

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781806)

a)You explained what Anonymous was(is it a group? an unknown attacker? A kind of bug spray?)
b)You explained what the Ministry of Sound is.
c)You didn't repeat the word "website" 3 times in one sentence.

i) Bored 'hacker' wankers from 4chan
ii) An electronic/dance music club + label from the UK. Popular in the 90s.
iii) It'd be a really big help if summaries didn't have big problems like the one you so biggily mentioned.

Re:Holy poorly written summary batman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781924)

if you hated the summary, try reading the article. Yes, I know. No, seriously do it.

Jesus tap-dancing language failure Christ on a stick is it horrifying. It's like being lost in submissions for Mrs. Teacherton's 5th grade class journalism introduction project.

Drilling Fluids (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33781946)

I m agree with your all points - http://www.manekgroup.net/6_0_Drilling-Fluids-(-MDF-Series).aspx

Why bother with this? (2, Interesting)

WindBourne (631190) | more than 3 years ago | (#33782074)

This is stupid. It is just a gadfly and nothing more. They will simply swat it away.
Instead, it makes far more sense to run through their various servers and locate evidence of illegal actions taken on the part or in behalf of the publishing companies. The simple fact is, that crackers could do a real service by locating evidence of how many illegal actions these companies have taken (and yes, they ALL have ). Then get lawyers to sue these companies AND INDIVIDUALS. Once a few of them go to prison, I suspect that attitudes will change.
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