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Penisbird (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40031817)

I blame Penisbird for this crime against humanity.

Works for the feds? (1, Redundant)

cpu6502 (1960974) | about 2 years ago | (#40031867)

QUOTE: I am Nyre. I am highly against Anonymous. I do not support Anonymous anymore. I sometimes help the feds.

Re:Works for the feds? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40031899)

Translation: I'll be a real hacker when I grow up.

Re:Works for the feds? (2, Informative)

Infiniti2000 (1720222) | about 2 years ago | (#40031915)

Helping them and working for them are two very different things. Nyre may simply have desired to support the Feds on a particular issue.

Re:Works for the feds? (3, Insightful)

NickFortune (613926) | about 2 years ago | (#40032395)

Nyre may simply have desired to support the Feds on a particular issue.

Or maybe the feds trained someone from the MPAA to use twitter, and then thought "I know a cool way to turn to major anti-establishment groups against one another."

Of course, this is assuming that no-one from the MPAA is smart enough to learn how to use twitter for themselves. Which is doing them a massive disservice, I'm sure...

Re:Works for the feds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032547)

Or maybe it's a random individual who disagrees with Anonymous and The Pirate Bay.

Mmmmm, naaaaaaaaah, that's impossible. How could anyone disagree with our subculture and its radical methods of I-can't-believe-it's-not-terrorism? We're from the internet, after all. That means we're smart. So, logically, it's impossible to disagree with us unless you're a big mean government or corporation. How silly of me to even suggest it.

Re:Works for the feds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032915)

Or maybe it's a random individual who disagrees with Anonymous and The Pirate Bay.

Mmmmm, naaaaaaaaah, that's impossible. How could anyone disagree with our subculture and its radical methods of I-can't-believe-it's-not-terrorism? We're from the internet, after all. That means we're smart. So, logically, it's impossible to disagree with us unless you're a big mean government or corporation. How silly of me to even suggest it.

Well at least you know what you did wrong.

Re:Works for the feds? (2)

Dunbal (464142) | about 2 years ago | (#40031979)

Feds != MPAA. Oh wait, yes they are.

Re:Works for the feds? (5, Insightful)

Dishevel (1105119) | about 2 years ago | (#40034637)

Feds != **AA
Feds are a wholly owned subsidiary of the **AAs.

Re:Works for the feds? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036035)

Dell servers == Anal Rape.

Ever worked on an IBM xSeries?

If Dell is like anal rape, then xSeries is like sticking a Dremel in your pee hole and pulling the trigger.

Re:Works for the feds? (1)

ultranova (717540) | about 2 years ago | (#40037005)

Feds are a wholly owned subsidiary of the **AAs.

Hardly. There are plenty of corporations who hold interests there besides just media corporations. Feds is to moneyed interests like RIAA is to media corporations.

Re:Works for the feds? (0)

noh8rz3 (2593935) | about 2 years ago | (#40032177)

The Pirate Bay Returns, Anonymous Hater Takes Credit For DDoS

it wasn't me, I swear!

-noh8rz3

Re:Works for the feds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032319)

it wasn't me, I swear!

me neither!

-AC

Re:Works for the feds? (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | about 2 years ago | (#40032275)

The Pirate Bay, I am so f******* pissed, WHY THERE IS NO ANAL PORN IN HERE. F*** YOU PIRATE BAY.
F*** that shit, N**** Bay.

Doesn't sound like proxy action on behalf of the feds.

Thank god! (5, Funny)

arcite (661011) | about 2 years ago | (#40031869)

I almost thought I wouldn't be able to download the rest of ST:TNG. Gotta see how season 7 ends!

Re:Thank god! (3, Funny)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | about 2 years ago | (#40031929)

Picard wakes up in a prison camp and it was all a dream

Re:Thank god! (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | about 2 years ago | (#40032143)

Don't be daft. He wakes up in a whore house where he discovers he's actually a "working girl" who has a fondness for Romulan Ale.

Re:Thank god! (1)

cpghost (719344) | about 2 years ago | (#40033555)

Picard wakes up in a prison camp and it was all a dream

... and then he woke up from that dream and he found out he was Sisko in a psychiatric ward.

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40033629)

.....THERE.....ARE......FOUR.......LIGHTS !!!

Stupid filter won't let me post this memorable quote without extra text because it's all in caps... When is Clippy going to be integrated into Slashdot. I heard he was looking for a new job... "Hey I see your commenting on a website. Let me help you with that...".

Re:Thank god! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40031975)

TPB doesn't run a tracker anymore. TPB being down would not have disrupted your download.

Re:Thank god! (1)

NNUfergs (1794256) | about 2 years ago | (#40032047)

Really? You know every episode of every season of every series is streaming on Netflix.

Re:Thank god! (2)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | about 2 years ago | (#40033837)

"For only $7.99 a month."

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036563)

"For only $7.99 a month."

Because heaven forbid anyone actually pay for content. It should all be free, at someone else's expense.

Re:Thank god! (2)

cpu6502 (1960974) | about 2 years ago | (#40032209)

TNG season 7 ends with a great finale to wrap the show.
Too bad the rest of the season is suckish.

Re:Thank god! (1)

isorox (205688) | about 2 years ago | (#40033819)

TNG season 7 ends with a great finale to wrap the show.
Too bad the rest of the season is suckish.

Parallels was alright. Attached too Journey's End wasn't the end of the world, and Preemptive strike was good.

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032399)

42 minutes into the episode, Data discovers a solution to the crisis and saves everyone.

Thank God for mirrors! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032989)

One word: mirrors.

I downloaded several times more from links pointed to by the tpb via mirrors yesterday than I did from links pointed to directly via tpb all of last month.

Thanks to all for reminding me to check tpb (via mirrors). I hadn't checked tpb in a couple of weeks.

It was a very fruitful day.

Re:Thank god! (2)

DigitAl56K (805623) | about 2 years ago | (#40033855)

arcite,

This is Lieutenant Commander Data, attempting to communicate with you through a sub-space channel modulating the reality you are currently perceiving through the 21st century website "Slashdot". An unknown being has locked us out of the holodeck where you are being held and filmed as part of Season 7. Whatever you do, do not initiate the .torrent from TPB. Doing so may trigger a paradox singularity destroying the fabric of space-time. After all, you wouldn't steal a car...

Re:Thank god! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40034589)

arcite,

This is Spock in the Alternate Universe. I became aware of the sub-space channel and my attempt to patch into it was met with success. I agree with Lt. Cmdr. Data; his reasoning is sound and his conclusion logical. However, the 'magnetic link' available at the same location requires no interaction with the .torrent file. I believe you are now in Earth Year 2012, the last episode aired May 23, 1994 which would put you at an estimated temporal distance of 17 years, 360 days and 2 hours, putting you well over the Falkvinge Contrition Limit.

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40034533)

The episode with Beverly Crusher and the spirit flame alien that's been with the women in her family for generations was probably the worst episode in the entire series.

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036471)

It wasn't down for me, so I'm not sure what this "story" is about. Been using it just fine.

Re:Thank god! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40037949)

Here you go ( all seasons ) :

  magnet:?xt=urn:btih:30764610642571B3C01AF11D6CE60CFA164D7EE3&dn=Star%20Trek%20The%20Next%20Generation%20Season%201%2c%202%2c%203%2c%204%2c%205%2c%206%20%26%207%20Deluxe%20DVD%20Boxset%20%2b%20Extras%20in%20HD&tr=udp%3a//tracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80

That's what's often forgotten about tpb : you may stop the site who puts it all together, but it's the people who seed it, and you can never stop all of us.

Except it didn't. (4, Informative)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | about 2 years ago | (#40031923)

kept the site offline for days

As several people pointed out in the last article, getting to the site was trivial.
It was hardly down.

Re:Except it didn't. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40031987)

Well, when 99% of people are retarded, the site is effectively down even if it's trivial to get to it.

Re:Except it didn't. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032189)

Funny definition of "retarded" you have there.

I'm a neurosurgeon. A coworker called me up last night asking if I knew a different way for him to download a movie since it was down. I can guarantee he's much, much smarter than you. He just doesn't know computers. Really, why should anyone? That's why we pay 8 bucks an hour to people, so we can concentrate on more important things.

Re:Except it didn't. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032363)

+1000. Computer losers think they're S-O-O-O much smarter than everyone else because they know how to hack and those other cool things. Hell, they aren't worth minimum wage in my book.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032861)

I bet the butthurt of knowing less than a "computer loser" really chaps your ass, eh?

Re:Except it didn't. (1)

ifwm (687373) | about 2 years ago | (#40033721)

Well, since he's a "neurosurgeon" (uh huh...) he probably knows a good dermatologist.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032653)

Really, why should anyone?

Because then you can illegally download movies even when there are minor technical obstacles to overcome without ringing up you son and telling him the "Internet is broken". Computers are a hell of a lot easier to learn to use competently than a scalpel, and the underlying principles are simpler (client/server, OS/applications, Internet/browser, etc etc), so the only thing keeping you ignorant of them is your own predjudice against those "people less important than yourself" and laziness. No one is saying you need to recompile your own Linux kernel and write a driver for your new DaVinci surgical robot, but if you want in on things like BitTorrent, you need to step up a bit.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032895)

googling is too hard is it?

Re:Except it didn't. (1)

hazah (807503) | about 2 years ago | (#40032917)

8 bucks an hour eh? Interesting perception. I think you tinkered with yourself too much.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032991)

yeah, id like to know where he is finding techs for $8 an hour. ill outsource my job for that kind of rate.

Re:Except it didn't. (3, Insightful)

morari (1080535) | about 2 years ago | (#40033391)

Really, why should anyone? That's why we pay 8 bucks an hour to people, so we can concentrate on more important things.

The same reason you should have a basic understanding of how your vehicle works and be able to at least change the oil and spark plugs when need be. Sure you could go pay some grease monkey to do it all for you, but then you're being exploited due to sheer laziness. If your comfortable existence depends upon something, such as vehicles or communications networks, then you should try to be as self sufficient as possible in its use. As a doctor, I'm sure you expect your patients to have a basic understanding of how their bodies work and how to properly maintain them. Wait, you'd rather they didn't. Why else would they come to you, right? It sure would be hard for you to get out from all of that student loan debt if you didn't have misinformed patients to scam and exploit.*

*See, playing the elitist can easily work both ways.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40033645)

"I'm a neurosurgeon" Sure you are guy. And I'm an olympic gold medalist astronaut Nobel Prize winner. Seriously, why the fuck do you idiots lie about shit like that?

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40034121)

Must be hard to do brain surgery living under that bridge and all

Re:Except it didn't. (2)

loufoque (1400831) | about 2 years ago | (#40034207)

That's why we pay 8 bucks an hour to people

Sorry to disappoint, but an IT consultant costs 10 times as much as that.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036105)

Sorry to disappoint, but an IT consultant costs 10 times as much as that.

I would work for only 3 times that number right now if someone would hire me. :(

Anything less than that and it doesn't cover day care.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40034225)

"I'm a neurosurgeon... I can guarantee he's much, much smarter than you."

I'm a Physicist for JPL. I work in Orbital Mechanics. I'd be happy to measure my dick against a couple of "doctors" any time you like.

Re:Except it didn't. (3, Interesting)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | about 2 years ago | (#40034599)

I can guarantee he's much, much smarter than you.

Since when is someone else more intelligent than someone else merely because they can do something the other can't? Computers included.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40035159)

Well...duh! They probably even have degrees from an accredited university of higher learning!!! WHAT MORE PROOF DO YOU WANT?!?!

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40035393)

Arrogant miserable fuck.

Re:Except it didn't. (1)

Aethelred Unread (2567841) | about 2 years ago | (#40037785)

Good thing we have people like you at the helm! How many IT staff does your hospital have? Almost as many nerds as docotrs I would imagine. Unless you don't like having a working hospital.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40038031)

Neurosurgery, huh?

Well, it's not rocket science.

- A Rocket Scientist

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032035)

access was pretty difficult last night around 11-12, I had to page halfway through their proxy list before I found a good mirror. So, I went to the three I knew thepiratebay.org, thepiratebay.se, thepiratebay.co.uk, then the proxy list from their fb profile, and the first dozen or so proxies were down as well.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032909)

yeah it was funny i couldnt get to it either through a normal connection but the site was fully functional (not even slow to load) through tor. so i figured the so-called ddos was localised somewhere.

Re:Except it didn't. (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about 2 years ago | (#40032241)

When I was searching for the mirrors, it was funny to see in google "The world's most resilient bittorrent - The Pirate Bay" and then... it doesn't work.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032293)

Worked for me.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032557)

Me too, and I almost never go there. I went there to see if it was working, and for sure it was.

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032743)

Me too, though I have been going there since btjunkie closed (RIP).

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40035193)

This.
What are people talking about?
I just googled for whatever I wanted and downloaded from piratebay like normal.
Was he attacking some specific mirror or something?

Re:Except it didn't. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036171)

Sounds like it. The retard probably DDoS'd a mirror site or two. OH MY GOD INTERNETS ARE DOWN.
Kid should learn how the DNS and internet works.

I never had a single problem accessing it.

Powering up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40031991)

And now, Anonymous, try to dodge my special beam cannon attack!

So basically... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032055)

Kids aren't getting enough attention doing bot/channel war ddosing on IRC anymore so they turn them on high profile websites for whatever pretend outrage they can conjur up in their idiotic little brains.

We got it, 15 years ago.

Still don't think it was a DDoS (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032091)

I still don't think it was a DDoS. First, all the well known mirrors still worked, rather than being targeted as well. Second, the traffic for the pirate bay, at least for my computer, disappeared whenever it entered AT&T's part of the network (hop 5) instead of transversing it. And third, many other people report the same thing with different big pipes. All that suggests to me is bad routing information.

Re:Still don't think it was a DDoS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036201)

I was thinking the same thing. If it was a DDoS, would it not be roughly as inaccessible to the proxies as it would to anyone else?

(I fully admit that I'm retarded when it comes to networking... and life...)

It was down? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032115)

It was down? Who knew...

The DDoS failed anyway... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032265)

Because thepiratebay.ee was still working fine.

Say wat? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032385)

An Anonymous traitor who goes by the name AnonNyre
An Anonymous traitor who goes by the name
Anonymous...who goes by the name....

Re:Say wat? (1)

Iniamyen (2440798) | about 2 years ago | (#40032667)

"Anonymous" is in reference to the Anonymous meme (n), rather than the named person actually being anonymous (adj), which as you pointed out, would be ridiculous.

Was it even DDoS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032423)

Can someone explain to me how a DDoS attack could possibly leave the site up-and-running fast in some regions while being blocked by up-stream routers in other regions?

That doesn't look characteristic of a DDoS attack to me.

Re:Was it even DDoS? (2)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40033063)

TPB doesn't work like a traditional website. It's more like a darknet site made accessible through a number of public portals. It seems like the "portal" for the US and some surrounding areas was taken down, it was available in other areas and the proxies still worked.

Re:Was it even DDoS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40037983)

Neither TPB nor BitTorrent are darknets. If you only connected to friend/trusted peers, however, BitTorrent would be a darknet.

Anonymous is anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032449)

Still Slashdot and similar sites try to twist "Anonymous" into being "Someone" as desperate as others try to twist "Atheism" into (just another) "Theism" or refer to Gervernments as is they were countries or the population of a country.

If we would use language to its fullest potential all this wouldn't even be news.

A lifelong Education helps.

FUD? (2)

Anachragnome (1008495) | about 2 years ago | (#40032515)

FUD? Maybe. Quite possibly. Easy enough to pull off with backdoors into almost everything, provided you have access to those backdoors. Guess who has the most access to them?

That being said, and I made this realization long ago, is that by the very nature of "Anonymous" one must assume that at any time the entire situation could be a scam and that possibility never goes away. Since no one can be absolutely sure who, exactly, Anonymous is, one must assume it can be anybody.

Therefore, whenever I see the word anonymous used in the sense that we are now speaking, I automatically replace the word with "somebody". For example, let's use this approach on the very article we discuss.

"The Pirate Bay Returns, Somebody Hater Takes Credit For DDoS"

See how that changes things? The headline now leaves it to the reader to decide who the threat is, as opposed to whoever wrote headline...or concocted the event the headline discusses.

Taking this approach--replacing the word anonymous with the word somebody--removes any control of perception that the source of such misinformation might be trying to wield, effectively defeating the effort.

aaaaaaaaaarrrrr (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40032721)

But why is the rum gone?

Looks like The Jester? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40032897)

AnonNyre says "Tango Down" which is The Jester's catchphrase. Motivation lines up too, anti-Wikileaks and anti-Anonymous.

FBI is on the case (5, Interesting)

0111 1110 (518466) | about 2 years ago | (#40032943)

I'm sure the FBI will leave no stone unturned and is doing a complete investigation to see if the person responsible is a US citizen or lives in a country with an extradition agreement. They will find this villain and put him behind bars, right? Because of course they don't want it to look like they only investigate cases where a large corporation with lots of bribe money is involved.

Re:FBI is on the case (2)

mitcheli (894743) | about 2 years ago | (#40033129)

As tempting as it might be to point the finger at the FBI for not investigating the attack based on some sort of bias against hackers, I think the more relevant reason would be the fact that the Pirate Bay isn't an American company. A more pointed view on this would be if www.2600.com was DDoS'd whether or not the FBI would investigate that.

Re:FBI is on the case (1)

cpghost (719344) | about 2 years ago | (#40033477)

Yes, the FBI will investigate because that DDoS-er dared to stop his attacks... The FBI is firmly in the pockets of the MAFIAA; they'll act accordingly, however bizarre this may seem to us outsiders.

No honor among... (1)

Caerdwyn (829058) | about 2 years ago | (#40032955)

There is no honor between the swarm of resent-their-mommies script kiddies and petty credit card thieves that call themselves "Anonymous".

Re:No honor among... (1)

Scarred Intellect (1648867) | about 2 years ago | (#40034669)

There is no honor between the swarm of resent-their-mommies script kiddies and petty credit card thieves that call themselves "Anonymous".

Awww damn, now you upset them. They're going to take down slashdot...

Re:No honor among... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40036605)

Good. Nothing of value would be lost.

Excellent Work! (3, Insightful)

organgtool (966989) | about 2 years ago | (#40033155)

Great job, AnonNyre! For your next target, I recommend taking down Excite search engine and Geocities!

Re:Excellent Work! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40033699)

Yahoo! Inc. closed Geocities has closed in July 2009. I am Anonymous.

Re:Excellent Work! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40037057)

Are you seriously implying that no one uses TPB anymore?

Not really down for days (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40037459)

The mirror sites still worked, only the main site was off line. It took all of about 3 seconds to find the mirror list on google.

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