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First Post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016798)

Dun dun dunnnn

dun dun ? (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016854)

you mean, Dun-dun-dun-dun-dun Taicho ?

Re:dun dun ? (2)

JustOK (667959) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017092)

thought it was Do wah Diddy diddy dumm Diddy do

Re:First Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017158)

Dun dun duh would fit the story better.

It took this long to "find" a contract? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016808)

They must have partied hard if they can't find the contracts defining the ownership of a company like Facebook.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (4, Funny)

deains (1726012) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016872)

They just forgot to tag themselves when they uploaded it.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (4, Interesting)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017078)

Here's what I understand: Back in 2003, Celigia contracted Zuckerberg to code for his website which was not related to Facebook. Celigia and Zuckerberg do not dispute that they had a contract. Zuckerberg does not have a copy of this contract. Celigia says his version of the contract which he "found" last year says that he (Celigia) is entitled to 85% of Facebook because the clauses of the contract which say Celigia got a percentage of Facebook for every day Zuckerberg was late with his work. Zuckerberg was late completing his work.

I found it suspicious that Celigia forgot for years that he owned a majority of Facebook. The other thing that is suspicious is the contract calls for Zuckerberg to surrender ownership of Facebook if he was late. Normally penalties are assessed in monetary values because Celigia is sacrificing hard cash for ownership of a company not related to his business nor guaranteed to bring in future money. It is also not clear whether Celigia knew about the existence of Facebook as it was much smaller back.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (2)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017316)

I found it suspicious that Celigia forgot for years that he owned a majority of Facebook. The other thing that is suspicious is the contract calls for Zuckerberg to surrender ownership of Facebook if he was late. Normally penalties are assessed in monetary values because Celigia is sacrificing hard cash for ownership of a company not related to his business nor guaranteed to bring in future money. It is also not clear whether Celigia knew about the existence of Facebook as it was much smaller back.

It's hard to believe that Zuckerberg acted in the way that Ceglia claimed. It's not a question of character- Zuckerberg's dealings with the Winklevoss twins suggest he's a tough businessman, maybe even a ruthless one- it's one of competency. Whatever you think of the guy as a person, he managed to start a company in his dorm room and turn it into an internet giant valued at tens of billions of dollars, one that even Google has struggled to compete with. So whatever else he may or may not be, Zuckerberg's clearly not an idiot when it comes to business. And you'd have to be a complete idiot to sell half interest in your taco stand for a thousand dollars, let alone half your internet startup, unless you thought the company had zero chance of succeeding. A few years later, Zuckberberg's deal with Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal, was $500,000 for just over 10% of the company. Admittedly it was a lot further along, but still, Zuckerberg clearly wasn't in a hurry to surrender ownership of his company.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017484)

It's hard to believe that Zuckerberg acted in the way that Ceglia claimed. It's not a question of character- Zuckerberg's dealings with the Winklevoss twins suggest he's a tough businessman, maybe even a ruthless one.

They got Jew'ed.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018174)

And you'd have to be a complete idiot to sell half interest in your taco stand for a thousand dollars, let alone half your internet startup, unless you thought the company had zero chance of succeeding.

http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2368770&cid=37017536 [slashdot.org]

Facebook was worthless at the time. Kids don't have the greatest filing habits.

Re:It took this long to "find" a contract? (1)

Dan541 (1032000) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017536)

Facebook was worthless at the time. Kids don't have the greatest filing habits.

Now it comes down to (2, Informative)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016818)

Now it comes down to who can make a better forgery. Or who needs to.

Re:Now it comes down to (2)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017144)

I wonder why in this day and age cryptographic signature is not more prevalent.

Re:Now it comes down to (5, Funny)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017182)

Because the people whose job it is to determine what is authentic in the world of documents are mostly officials who have only just come to terms with fax machines.

Re:Now it comes down to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017856)

That reminds me of a case I saw where the two attorney's argued over what something in a photograph represented and whether the area was in a uniform color or not. They argued for hours until they noticed that the first year associate of one of them (the one, incidentally, that wanted to use the picture and claimed that it was not uniform in color) was shaking his head at his desk. The judge asked him why he was shaking his head and he responded that it was obviously a JPEG artifact caused by bad compression. The judge looked a little perplexed and asked to to explain it again. He did by analogy to a fax machine. The judge threw out the picture as not the best evidence AFTER HE LOOKED AND COMPARED A FAXED DOCUMENT TO THE ORIGINAL.

Yep... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37018146)

We're doomed.

Re:Now it comes down to (1)

Registered Coward v2 (447531) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018198)

That reminds me of a case I saw where the two attorney's argued over what something in a photograph represented and whether the area was in a uniform color or not. They argued for hours until they noticed that the former first year associate of one of them (the one, incidentally, that wanted to use the picture and claimed that it was not uniform in color) was shaking his head at his desk. The judge asked him why he was shaking his head and he responded that it was obviously a JPEG artifact caused by bad compression. The judge looked a little perplexed and asked to to explain it again. He did by analogy to a fax machine. The judge threw out the picture as not the best evidence AFTER HE LOOKED AND COMPARED A FAXED DOCUMENT TO THE ORIGINAL.

There. Fixed that for you.

Re:Now it comes down to (1)

CarsonChittom (2025388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018138)

Parent should be modded "Insightful" rather than "Funny."

Re:Now it comes down to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017328)

I don't know why Facebook didn't just offer a settlement of a few million many years ago.

I'm so tired of Mark acting like he is personally responsible for social networking and therefore deserves $13,500,000,000 dollars [wikipedia.org] . The movie [imdb.com] showed that lots of people held his hand and Myspace [wikipedia.org] paved the way years before Facebook showed up. There are a lot of people who deserve to be paid for what they contributed.

Re:Now it comes down to (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017394)

Let me help you out...regardless of what the facts may or may not be the billionaire can make a better forgery.

Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016824)

If you find an "original" document months or years after people first start questioning its absence, chances are you're the one holding a fake.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Offtopic)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016932)

If you find an "original" document months or years after people first start questioning its absence, chances are you're the one holding a fake.

I admire your faith, to retain such belief in a shattered concept must take a lot of blind faith.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017018)

If you find an "original" document months or years after people first start questioning its absence, chances are you're the one holding a fake.

I admire your faith, to retain such belief in a shattered concept must take a lot of blind faith.

Talk about blind faith in a shattered concept. Here's to hoping the depths of Obama's incompetence don't transcend Jimmy Carter's.

How's that faith in Hopenchange working out for you?

Good thing Obama's stimulus package kept unemployment below 8%. Blame "BOOOSH!!!!" all you want, but that 8% claim is Obama's - either he didn't know what the stimulus package would/wouldn't do, making him incompetent, or he lied.

Patriot Act repealed yet?

Gitmo closed?

Troops home from Iraq yet? (Or are they gonna stay for McCain's 100 years. Looks like Iraq "wants them to stay"...)?

Illegal wars? We got TWO - Libya and Somalia. Who knew dropping bombs isn't "hostile".

Bush "tax cuts" repealed yet?

US credit rating downgraded because of out-of-control spending. Tax revenues are the highest they've EVER been, yet Obama's MONTHLY deficits are about the same as Bush's "unsustainable" YEARLY deficits.

HHS is handing out "waivers" for Obamacare to companies and groups that supported Obama (SEIU, anyone?)

GE pays NO taxes - owner of Obama-cheerleader MSNBC. (Imagine that!)

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Offtopic)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017118)

I'm not an American, I don't particularly care. I do find it amusing that you appear to be convinced that he's a 'dirty foreigner' just because he's black and has a funny name.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017170)

Even more curious is that he never mentioned being a dirty foreigner, being black, or having a funny name. You did.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Offtopic)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017210)

Oh, I'm so sorry for bringing up paraphrased quotes that I've seen written by others in regards to this issue. Possibly I have painted his comments with too broad a brushstroke, and possibly I should only address the lunatic raving that he actually has written.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017218)

Even more curious is that he never mentioned being a dirty foreigner, being black, or having a funny name. You did.

What he did mention was that obama "found" his BC which, along with most of the other statements he made, was basically self-serving story telling, bending the facts to fit his personal reality. You can't blame a guy for coming to the conclusion that a nut is a nut.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017248)

I'm always surprised when it turns out that even at Slashdot, there are a fair number of knuckle dragging neanderthals. I'm always surprised to lear Tea Baggers know how to use a computer.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (0)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017358)

He's trolling, Don't Feed The Troll!

and apparently someone else is trolling too because they modded him Insightful

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017202)

Who modded this guy insightful? He is clearly trolling since not once were any of those things mentioned.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Offtopic)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017282)

Looks like you're getting your wish, someone is downrating all of my posts in this thread. It's OK, sometimes people don't like to hear that they're being irrational and idiotic, I understand.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (0)

Omnifarious (11933) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017122)

Talk about blind faith in a shattered concept. Here's to hoping the depths of Obama's incompetence don't transcend Jimmy Carter's.

I note, with interest, that while you bring up several valid points and things I am very concerned about myself, you are making assumptions that the grandparent's author has stated that (s)he doesn't believe any of those things h(im/er)self.

So, your post is simply a distraction from the actual point, and actually about your own issues, and has nothing to do with the grandparent post at all. This makes you look like a rabid idiot. And so I strongly question a few of the things you talk about and provide no documentation for because the nature of your post destroys your credibility.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (0)

Registered Coward v2 (447531) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018214)

How's that faith in Hopenchange working out for you?

Great. Thanks for asking. I'm way better off. I take it your not? Oh well...

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1, Insightful)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017150)

Not faith, hate. The entire birther "movement" is made up of folks so put off by the thought of a black man as president that they will cling to any shred of hope that he isn't "really" the president

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016976)

Deity fucking shit, your country is in the deep end of shit and you care about the birth certificate of your elected leader?

No wonder the U.S.A. is going nowhere fast.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (-1, Offtopic)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017236)

What do you expect from a country that went apeshit over the question whether a prez got a blowjob in the oval office?

Looking at Clinton and then at Bush, I can only say that it's better to have a prez who gets a blowjob than one who needs one direly.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017894)

What do you expect from a country that went apeshit over the question whether a prez got a blowjob in the oval office?

That is not what the issue was, the issue was that he lied under oath.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1)

Stormthirst (66538) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018060)

What do you expect from a country that went apeshit over the question whether a prez got a blowjob in the oval office?

That is not what the issue was, the issue was that he lied under oath.

Another way to look at it: He should never have been put in the position where he could have denied it. Seriously - who cares if he did or didn't. It's not like he campaigned on moral purity. They leave that to the Republicans - who when caught with their pants down carry on as normal.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1)

SockPuppetOfTheWeek (1910282) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018136)

Another-nother way to look at it: If he shouldn't have ever been put in the position to answer it, he should have just said that. Blah blah moral purity, Republicans, etc.

The issue was that he lied under oath.

Given the opportunity to deny it, he did. And he shouldn't have.

If he'd instead said:

"Yes, I did it. Why does everyone care so much? It's not like I campaigned on moral purity."

Well, who knows how things would have played out. But one thing I do know: he wouldn't have been impeached for lying under oath.

Re:Just Like Obama "Found" His Birth Certificate (1)

Chibi Merrow (226057) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018142)

Another way to look at it: He should never have been put in the position where he could have denied it.

You know his lying under oath had nothing to do with Republicans or politics, right? It was in a sexual harassment suit. He lied under oath to prevent a woman he previously mistreated from getting justice after the Supreme Court told him being the President of the United States does not make one immune from civil suits.

Again! (5, Funny)

cultiv8 (1660093) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016850)

Ceglia’s lawyers are claiming the “authentic contract” is shielded from use in the suit because it is designated as “confidential” under the rules of an agreement between the two parties. Facebook is asking the federal judge overseeing the case in New York to overrule that designation.

Damn Zuckerberg, it must be hard to actually *ask* people if you can change their priva... I mean, overrule their confidentiality settings.

Re:Again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016952)

Whuh. Sense this does not make.

Why on earth would the actual contract, central to a contract dispute, be considered so "confidential" that it cannot be used in a lawsuit about the contract.

"Your honor, I claim that Mr. Zuckerberg has violated our contract."

"No, your honor, I do not want you to see contract because it's confidential. I'm requesting that you rule based on hearsay, <mumbles>because the contract happens to be damaging to my case</mumbles>."

Re:Again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017012)

I predict that Ceglia's lawyers won't get very far with this argument in front of a judge, assuming both parties agree that it is, indeed, a valid contract (which they seem to have done by this particular argumentative approach). I'll leave it to my fellow barristers to give the reasoning -- heck, a 2L or 3L student could probably do a fairly decent job. :)

Re:Again! (1)

KGIII (973947) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017220)

heck, a 2L or 3L student could probably do a fairly decent job. :)

2L or 3L? Does this cause a decrease in THAC0?

I want to attack the darkness! /only a little tired

Re:Again! (3, Insightful)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017112)

So it's a contract so confidential that it cannot be legally enforced?

Re:Again! (2)

Mister Transistor (259842) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017256)

The tale of the contract that cannot be enforced, for it contains the the name that must not be spoken, it is written on the parchment that cannot be seen, and was signed with the pen of ink that does not dry, by mysterious and powerful figures in a darkened room on a moonless night at the stroke of midnight!

Re:Again! (1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017482)

Yeah, I think Zuckberg signed one of those in a moonless night.

And after that, proceeded to cross the other party on that contract.

Why do I get the feeling... (2)

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016862)

that Ceglia is just looking for a settlement.

Re:Why do I get the feeling... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016966)

its because he is. i live in wellsville, everyone around here knows that man is a POS. he's been caught scamming people many times before

Re:Why do I get the feeling... (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017026)

That's how the "game" is played. It's not like some judge is going to say "well, this evidence means that 30% of the company is now his". This is the same as the Winklevy twins -- they were somewhere within farting distance of zuckerberg when he started stealing peoples' informat....erm, I mean, started facebook, and they want cash. So far at least 2 parties have managed to get hush-money out of him, so why not try again?

Re:Why do I get the feeling... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017048)

that Ceglia got the settlement.

fixed that for ya.

Most misleading story in the history of /. (4, Informative)

salesgeek (263995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016882)

From the last paragraph of the article:

Facebook says all the evidence required to prove Ceglia’s contract is a forgery is in his computers and hard drives.

Wow.

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016980)

Strictly speaking, this doesn't contradict the headline. The headline merely states that "We Have Proof Ceglia's Contract Is Fake", it doesn't say "and we have it right here". The proof could be on Mars, for all we know. They just said "We Have Proof", they didn't say what the location of the proof is.

Seriously though, facebook had to respond somehow. Not saying anything would have seemed suspicious. Even if this is just an ad hominem ("Facebook insists Ceglia is a known con artist. Ceglia, as has been well-documented, has a history of forgery."), it gives the media something to chew on.

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

salesgeek (263995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017046)

it gives the media something to chew on.

Right up to the part where someone in the media bothers to read the article they were handed.

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017136)

They couldn't care less. They want clicks, and this headline achieved that purpose. When they got the claim from Ceglia, it just gave them an excuse to stick a microphone in facebook's...um..."face", and await their reaction. It doesn't matter if the reaction made sense, just that there is a reaction, which they can now post. I'm sure that if you posed the question to them, they'd say "it's our job/responsibility to report".

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017200)

(putting on tinfoil hat)

How does FB know that all evidence required to prove it's a forgery is on his computer?

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

black3d (1648913) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017330)

Because they actually have the evidence. The issue is that it can't be released because they agreed the contents of his computers was confidential. They're now asking for that finding to be overturned so they can release the documents.

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

salesgeek (263995) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017480)

They're now asking for that finding to be overturned so they can release the documents.

It looks like Facebook's lawyers found a document that is better for Facebook in an area that was off limits for discovery as agreed by both parties. It's going to be sad if this case turns on Ceglia outlawyering Facebook over discovery. We'll see how it goes in the hearing.

Re:Most misleading story in the history of /. (1)

SockPuppetOfTheWeek (1910282) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017930)

Could still be true.

Facebook "knows" that the copy they've found is genuine. Therefore, to them, it proves that Ceglia's is a forgery.

However, we *don't* know that Facebook's copy is genuine. Therefore, to prove to *us* that Ceglia's is a forgery (and theirs isn't), Facebook needs his hard drive. Probably they want to check the date modified on the file...

This again... (1, Insightful)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016910)

Isn't it interesting that whenever there's a new development in the "facebook chronicles", somebody "finds" some new documents? It's like this is some archeological expedition, and every now and then one of the people carefully excavating the digsite finds a piece of pottery and says "Hey guys! Look what I found! It's got writings on it!". Then facebook has to defend itself, so it sends its own archeologists to the deep dark dungeons of their corporate basement and they come back with a carbon-dated bit of clay with hieroglyphs on it -- "no, see, this is older than the piece you found, and it says the opposite!".

At least we know this won't last forever. Just until Google+ turns facebook into myspace.

Re:This again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017160)

At least we know this won't last forever. Just until Google+ turns facebook into myspace.

Actually, that's when it starts again. I will then dust off the contract I had with Larry and Sergey that gives me ownership of all of Google's data. Muwahahaha

And? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016928)

Why should I care? I never even signed up to Facebook, and even if I did, would it make any difference?

Re:And? (3, Insightful)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016988)

I guess a lot of Slashdot readers would like nothing better than to see Facebook fade away into history like MySpace, Geocities and whats-its-name. Since it's based in the USA, contracts and lawyers have a pretty good chance of making it happen.

Re:And? (1)

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017286)

I guess a lot of Slashdot readers would like nothing better than to see Facebook fade away into history like MySpace, Geocities and whats-its-name.

Wait a minute...Geocities was great! The rest is shit, though, you're right about that.

And to lead this thread entirely off topic, does anyone remember how this BBS style commercial software for the Mac was called that people could use for free to meet in sort of "chat rooms" (on a central server) and trade pirated software? It's height was about the same time as Geocities. I just can't remember the name of it and was wondering what happened to this company. Is it still around?

Hotline! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017522)

And to lead this thread entirely off topic, does anyone remember how this BBS style commercial software for the Mac was called that people could use for free to meet in sort of "chat rooms" (on a central server) and trade pirated software?

Hotline! It was one of the few reasons I was in some ways jealous of my Mac-using friend in 1997/1998. I never understood why they didn't make clients for other OSes...

Re:Hotline! (1)

KingAlanI (1270538) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017868)

"Remember Hotline, the red H was incredible / Shareware app cracks, my server was indelible" - from MC Lars verse in MC Lars/YTCracker/int80 track "Original Digital Gangsters"

Unfortunately it seems to happen here too often (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017874)

they hate success in all its form crowd has way too many adherents on this site. It really gets to be depressing. Perhaps its a side of the wealth envy that far too many people have these days. I cannot honestly figure it out, but damn sometimes its downright embarrassing.

Re:And? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017020)

There's no reason at all for you to care.

Those of us who are interested in this sort of business shenanigans do care though, so are interested in the story. It makes no significant difference to any one of us apart from those with some sort of investment in facebook. It's just interesting to some of us.

Here's a question. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37016946)

Why haven't you all moved to Google+ yet?

Re:Here's a question. (1)

BlackTriangle (581416) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016950)

Because we're not cool enough to get an invite?

Re:Here's a question. (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 2 years ago | (#37016992)

It's been open to the public for a while now.

Re:Here's a question. (1)

BlackTriangle (581416) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017044)

No it isn't...

Re:Here's a question. (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017060)

https://plus.google.com/up/start/ [google.com] -- "Google+ is in limited Field Trial". So no, it's not.

Re:Here's a question. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017250)

If someone needs an invite, post the address.

Someone here will invite you.

Re:Here's a question. (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017390)

When I go there, I get "Join Google+ Just sign in with your Google account to start using the new parts of Google."

Maybe it's geographically based?

Re:Here's a question. (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017174)

Because we need friends for it to work right!

Re:Here's a question. (1)

crossmr (957846) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017818)

Moved, google ruined it with their "personalization" I cannot do a useful news archive search logged in anymore. This means I'll no longer use it.

How convenient of Facebook... (-1, Troll)

adosch (1397357) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017040)

Facebook produces the 'original' agreement finally? This is almost as bad as Obama 'finally' producing a legitimate birth certificate. Laughable. Who cares.

Re:How convenient of Facebook... (1, Insightful)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017106)

Obama produced a legitimate birth certificate back before he was elected. The problem was people refused to believe him or the State of Hawaii that it was legitimate because they couldn't accept that he might be elected as President for their own personal reasons. Even now some would rather believe in a huge conspiracy that everything has been faked rather than accept that he was legitimately elected.

Re:How convenient of Facebook... (0)

steelfood (895457) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017650)

What's new is his birth video. [youtube.com]

I'm in Howard Hughes' Will (2)

inkscapee (1994086) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017042)

And I just now found my copy. He left me everything.

Re:I'm in Howard Hughes' Will (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017126)

And I just now found my copy. He left me everything.

I found you! Your the one who owes us for 60 years of storage of one large wooden aircraft!

ROI (1)

gfody (514448) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017062)

Ceglia invested $1,000 in 2003 and is now expecting a 25,000,000% return on his investment. Get in line, Ceg [quora.com] even expecting your $1,000 back would be unreasonable.

Re:ROI (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017130)

Why the nerve of asking profits from investments! Don't investors know they're only entitled to profits if the profits are very small?
Assuming the increasing unlikeliness of Ceglia actually having invested.

Re:ROI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017424)

There has to exist profits first! Raising billions in series B, C, D funding is not profit

When ever (3, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017104)

Whenever I see Zuckerberg, I think Zoidberg, and it all kinda makes sense.

Re:When ever (2, Funny)

Warhawke (1312723) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017450)

Only if we can get Zuckerberg to shift his assets into a more conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio!

Yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017188)

I don't use facebook and even if I did, why should I care about the internal conflicts of a company? Not really 'News for Nerds', unless, of course, you're looking to increase page views. Perhaps /. can run a story about 'flash mobs' and how they're ruining society. Oh wait.

Does it matter? (4, Insightful)

BlackRabbitWhite (2359384) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017194)

I don't see why people care about Facebook's legal battles anymore. It's not going to really change anything one way or another. Facebook wins, then there might be an appeal, if they lose there might be an appeal, and either way it's about money that none of us will ever see, and a decision that will not effect our lives in any way significant or insignificant.

Re:Does it matter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017252)

You clearly don't understand.... Look at Jersey Shore.

In fact, if the subject does not impact their lives at all, they are *MORE* likely to "like" it.

This shit should blow up- Oh wait it's on slashdot's front page.

Proof in point.

Good luck Ceglia, you're gonna need it buddy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017206)

by the time ceglia possibly gets anything out of this, facebook will be past history, people are already leaving it for services like google plus because they're tired of being reamed.

or maybe people will get over this stupid social network horseshit and go back to running individual websites or using instant messengers. At the risk of sounding like a luddite, things were better on the internet before social networks took hold. You could create a handle, talk to people on a messenger, and that was it. "here's a list of my friends I will barely talk to with just screen names" vs. "Here's a list of my friends, family, and coworkers who I will barely talk to, with all of my information out in the open as well as theirs and hey every website out there has a facebook app that essentially tracks what I do, and one might post info about a news story I read to everyone I know! or some malicious fuck will use the facebook apps to hack my account or use a trap site to say that I look at goatse or child porn to all my friends to ruin me"

I prefer the instant messengers, it leaves it to the users to disclose how much info they want.

even with if you do minimal disclosure on facebook or G+ about who you are, your real name is still tagged to something that tracks you through the internet.

No DORK - 50Bln Facebook is the FRAUD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017254)

Facebook Value 'Plummets' to $70 Billion - CBS MoneyWatch.com

CIA.B.S.

leaving such data around seems odd (1)

belmolis (702863) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017618)

I find it strange that, if Ceglia forged the version of the contract on which he is relying in court, he kept around old versions or word processor change logs or whatever it is that Facebook has found. He doesn't seem to be the kind of naive non-technical user who wouldn't think of such things.

Re:leaving such data around seems odd (1)

SockPuppetOfTheWeek (1910282) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017920)

It's pretty obvious (to me, at least) that what Facebook has done is found the *original* contract, which proves that his is a fake, as long as they can prove that their copy is the original.

So they want his hard drive, probably to show that the date modified on the file is too recent to be original.

Jewish Contract Law (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017640)

Under Jewish contract law, only one copy of any contract may be produced, and it must be written in an extremely strict, tamper-proof manner. This is intended to prevent just this type of contract-forgery claim.

Re:Jewish Contract Law (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37017974)

Also, you must exchange sandals to seal the deal.

important document? (1)

Sebastopol (189276) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017736)

I have a dedicated file tote for all important legal contracts with my signature on them. I would think anyone with half a brain would keep copies of something as important as a business contract. WTF?

Re:important document? (1)

dcollins (135727) | more than 2 years ago | (#37017994)

Thinking that legally-signed contracts make a difference (and spending time organizing them) may be part of the reason why you're not a billionaire. And same for me.

VERY CONVENIENT (1)

SockPuppetOfTheWeek (1910282) | more than 2 years ago | (#37018194)

the “authentic contract” is shielded from use in the suit because it is designated as “confidential” under the rules of an agreement between the two parties

WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Isn't the whole point of a contract that it's legally binding?

To be legally binding, mustn't it be cited in court?

A contract that can't be used in court is NO CONTRACT.

Who the fuck are these lawyers? And why can't they be dis-barred?

I thank you for you8 time (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37018220)

good manne8s [goat.cx]
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